11 February 2009

CONTEST: KRESLEY COLE'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE

Last monday I strolled over Kresley Cole's forum and found the winners of her creativity contest and to my utter amazement I read my name. I had won an e-book gift certificate of $50,- with my banner


I was contacted by KC's assistent and she told me I had a few options, as I'm an old fashioned hoot, I haven't ventured far into the whole e-book era. So I went in search of an e-book store on the world wide web and found one at

http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/

Yesterday I replied the e-mail from the assistent of KC and I found my certificate in my e-mail box this morning YAY So what does this book-addict do with 50 dollars burning in her pocket, yeah you guessed it...I ran to diesel-ebooks and had my fill lurking in all their genres. I promised myself I would spent every last dime on authors I never read before...let the adventure beckon me of perhaps discovering a golden find :D

So I lurked for...well, realy a long time. Perhaps close to an hour or even an hour and a half before I made my decission of buying 5 books. Because in the meantime I found out I didn't have to spent the whole ammount in one time, the total was deducted from the total amount of the certificate and the rest will remain for a next shopping spree. So below you will find the books which have made my average "meatloaf" wednesday a lot more fun LOL


Scandal
(
2009) A novel by
Carolyn Jewel
The earl of Banallt is no stranger to scandal. But when he meets Sophie Evans, the young wife of a fellow libertine, even he is shocked by his reaction. This unconventional and intelligent woman proves to be far more than an amusing distraction-- she threatens to drive him to distraction. Unlike the women who usually fall at Banallt's feet, and into his bed, Sophie refuses to be seduced. And soon Banallt desires her more than ever-- and for more than an illicit affair.

Years later, the widowed Sophie is free, and Banallt is determined to win the woman he still loves. Unfortunately, she doesn't believe his declaration of love and chivalrous offer of marriage-- her heart has already been broken by her scoundrel of a husband. And yet, Sophie is tempted to indulge in the torrid affair she's always fantasized about. Caught between her logical mind and her long-denied desire, Sophie must thwart Banallt's seduction-- or risk being consumed by the one man she should avoid at all costs...

Maximum Exposure
(The tenth book in the Smithson Group SG-5 series)
(
2008)A novel by
Alison Kent
Finn McLain is no stranger to unusual assignments. But the gorgeous stranger who just asked him to photograph her for an erotic art exhibit-that's definitely a first. Finn came to Miami to dig into the personal life of boutique manager Roland Green for a lovesick gallery owner, and hadn't planned on sticking around. But the boutique's owner, Olivia Hammond, has just made him a proposal that's as hard to ignore as Olivia herself. She's got caramel-kissed skin, a body that makes grown men tremble, and a wild sideline as an exhibitionist. Ooookay. Yet despite her willingness to 'let people look,' Finn's convinced there's a hell of a lot Olivia's not revealing.

And that's the most intriguing prospect of all...

Olivia as never been shy about using her sexuality to get what she wants. But then, she's never wanted a man quite the way she wants Finn. What he thinks about her shouldn't matter, yet it does. Through every candid photograph and every heated encounter, Finn is getting closer, intent on getting beneath her shell-and for once, Olivia is tempted to let him. But first they have to contend with the fact that Finn's simple investigation into Roland Green is getting dangerously complicated...and Olivia isn't the only person in town who's not what she claims to be.In a city throbbing with sex appeal, two wary lovers are about to play, the ultimate game of show and tell, where temptation is raw, wild, and hot enough to make you sizzle...

Colter's Woman
2007)A novel by
Maya Banks
Holly Bardwell is running from her past mistakes. Straight into the arms of the Colter Brothers. Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren’t looking for women. They’re looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They don’t want a casual romp in the hay. They want the woman who will complete them. And they’re losing hope they’ll find her.

That is until Adam finds Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin.
Adam knows she’s different the minute he folds her in his arms. But before he gets his hopes up, he knows he has to gauge his brothers’ reactions. Soon it’s evident, they all know the same thing. She’s the one. The problem? Convincing her of that fact. Excerpt


LEGENDS OF THE ROMANORUM:
The Prince’s Angel
by Mychael Black and Shayne Carmichael

In present day London, vampires live side-by-side with mortals living under two sets of laws. The Romanorum make the vampire rules, helping the Princes who rule the cities. Not all vampires are thrilled with the system. A rash of rogue vampires--vampires who have killed mortals--has descended upon London, and it is up to London’s vampire prince, Mael Black, to bring them under control.

When he learns who is truly behind the rogues, however, Mael’s task becomes more complicated than he would like. His only choice is to turn to a sorcerer of questionable reputation--Cian Carmichael. But Cian is more than he seems to be, and despite the dangers inherent in becoming involved with him, Mael finds he is unable to resist.

Cian is an angel, sent to bring the rogue vampires under control. Acquiring a reputation as a vampire hunter, Cian becomes notorious in the city Mael rules. The last thing he expects is to fall in love with the prince of the London vampires himself. Can these two deal with their growing attachment, and save London from the threat it faces?

LEGENDS OF THE ROMANORUM:
And the Two Shall Become One
by
Mychael Black and Shayne Carmichael
Mael and Cian are back in this sequel to The Prince's Angel! Mael has finally decided to declare Cian his consort, and plans to announce it to his court. While this may cause dissention in the vampire ranks, the two lovers have far worse problems. A demon summoned by Memnet, a rogue vampire, and dirty deals lead to nothing but trouble, and might even kill the pair if they aren't careful.
Continue reading...

Add in a forbidden love between Brandon and Mael's alchemist Cornelius, who already knew Brandon was the one man he couldn't have, the return of Selena, a vampire Cian doesn't trust, and a very wily archangel, and Mael and Cian have a recipe for disaster. Only Cian has Mael's back in the shifting political world of court, which worsens day by day as Mael realizes there's a traitor somewhere in his own court.

Through it all, it's the love between Mael and Cian that keeps them going, even when things are at their worst. Can they survive the murky underworld of the creatures who inhabit the night, or will the forces seeking to tear them apart finally succeed?

For now I am very content with what I bought and I'm eager to try out these new authors! So a afternoon of playing with photoshop turned out to be very rewarding!

Hugs,

Leontine


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