Friday, 26 February 2010

The weather :)


I always wonder if I have English roots. Why? Because I enjoy talking, thinking and worrying about the weather :)
Anyway, the snow has finally melted and we can see the road on which we walk, we can wear shoes instead the boots, and can finally hope that our heating bills will be lower this month. I love winter, actually it's my favourite time of the year. But, it's been snowing non-stop for the last three months, we were buried underneath it. It's nice to see the sun again. But it's raining now and the snow melts, so you have to be careful not to stop into the small ponds forming everywhere :) Can't wait for the spring!

You've all noticed (I hope) the little fluffy thing I'm using as my avatar. It's my Shih Tzu Max. He actually lives with my boyfriend for now. Max always has to help with things, when my boyfriend was remodelling his house, Max would follow the workers around the house and looked what they were doing. He would never rest (and he likes his sleep, I can tell you that), we always joke that if he could talk we would never have to hire workers because he knows everything. They were cleaning the snow last week, and he was watching my boyfriend trying to dig his car after the storm hit us hard the previous night. This is how patient he is - he got buried under the snow but wouldn't move from the point where he could observe everything :)


And this is the picture from yesterday, when the sun was shining and the birds were singing - perfect day for a bike ride. Unfortunately, the air is too cold for me, but my boyfriend couldn't wait to take a ride.

So tell me - since I'm obsessing over the weather - how was your weather like?
Hope you'll have a great weekend!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Would you like a nook?

First of all, let me apologise for not being around my blog often. I'm sorry, but February was exam month, and that combined with my job meant that I don't have time for anything - my blog included :)

The second is this great contest at Shiloh Walker's web: http://shilohwalker.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/broken-pssst-theres-a-contest. There are many ways you could win a nook. So hop over and see for yourself.
The contest is in honour of her latest release Broken. To find out more about this GREAT book please visit Ms Walker's page: http://shilohwalker.com/excerpt_broken.htm

Here's a little bit about it:


Shattered
Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knows from experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building is damaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.
Desperate
Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding. There’s just too much at stake.
Driven to desire…
But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something more complex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara will have to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if they hope their love will survive…


EXCERPT


The hardest battles are fought within...
He opened the door—

And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa.

He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low.

Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest, brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life. Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.

Quinn barely heard it.

He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.

Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was a shade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, he found himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.

Well, hello…he could all but feet his libido kicking up as he stared at that mouth. Every last one of his senses tuned in on her—

The way she looked…sex and sin.

The way she smelled…sex and sin.

The way she sounded…sex and sin.

The way she felt…the way she might taste. Sex and sin. He knew it without a doubt. She’d taste like sex and sin.

His mouth was all but watering.

“Ahhh…excuse me,” she said, tugging against his light hold.

“Uh…yeah.” He uncurled his fingers and let go, although he hated every second of it.

She immediately backed away, putting a good five feet in between them and eying him nervously. In that moment, he was acutely aware of the fact that he hadn’t bothered shaving that morning, or the morning before. He was also acutely aware of the wrinkled state of his gray T-shirt and the worn jeans he wore. He hadn’t gotten into the habit of wearing the unofficial uniform worn by most of the guys who worked for Gearing, but he’d swapped out the black T-shirt that read Bond Enforcement for a plain one. Wearing those particular shirts outside of work had ended up causing him a headache or two so when he remembered, he changed out of them before leaving the office.

She continued to stare at him, her face expressionless and her eyes measuring. She might have just continued to stare at him indefinitely if Theresa hadn’t come bustling down the hall. “Quinn?”

Tearing his eyes away from the unknown woman, he smiled at his landlord. It no longer seemed so weird to smile at somebody—as in he didn’t worry his face might crack if he wasn’t careful. Still, the smile on his face did feel odd. “Hey, Theresa. I didn’t know you had company.”

She beamed at him. “This isn’t company. This is your new neighbor. She just moved in to the upstairs apartment. Sara…I’d like you to meet Quinn Rafferty. Quinn, this is Sara Davis.”

Sara.

Neighbor.

Staring into Sara’s dark brown eyes, his heart sank just a little. Great.

Some people collected books.

Some people collected knickknacks.

Some people collected coins.

Theresa collected lost souls, as evidenced by the fact that he was living in her basement after she’d charmed him into changing her tire outside Dierburg’s a few months earlier.
The last woman to stay in that apartment had ended up being a battered woman hiding out from her ex. Before that, it had been a girl who’d been all of nineteen, with two kids and a third on the way. When that one had left, she’d ended up stealing from Theresa and skipping out on the piddling amount of rent that Theresa had coming.

If Sara Davis was living in Theresa’s upstairs apartment, that made her pretty much off limits. It didn’t matter that his dormant sex drive was all of sudden flaring up on him.

The last thing Quinn needed to be around was another lost soul, not when he still struggled to find his own.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Delicious Tease Contest Extravaganza





Head over to Tracy's place to read all the details on how to win!!!!
It looks like one GREAT giveaway! There are daily prizes and the grand prize is an I-pod Touch :)

Blogging award

I got The Sugar Doll Award form Cecile! Thank you Cecile!




My duty is to list 10 things about me, then pass the award on to some other bloggers!

1. I'm lazy :) and sleeping is my favourite hobby
2. I love to read all day long
3. I hate cleaning
4. I love pets, dogs especially
5. I don't have favourite colour
6. I am afraid of mice
7. My favourite movie is Dirty Dancing
8. My favourite food is plum noodles
9. I love to dance
10. I love winter
Since I don't like tagging people, I invite you to take your award - all the people that comment on my blog are great bloggers and deserve this award.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

1 year anniversary!!! + contest

Today is one year since I started to blog. I didn't believe that anyone would ever visit my blog and I remember when Sanna came and left me the very first comment. And then came Cecile and made it whole new experience - thanks Cecile!
And thank you all for coming, I am very happy to read your comments and you make me feel like my blog is worth of something :)



To celebrate my blog's first birthday I will give one lucky commenter the book I've just recently read -Kiss of Midnight by Laura Adrian. It's great and it's the first in the Midnight Breed Series.
So, just leave a comment before midnight 02/09 and one winner will be randomly selected to win a brand new copy of this book.

You can win one extra entiry if you promote this contest at your blog/facebook etc.

Open to everyone (I will send it from Croatia). Good luck!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

It's here, it's here! - Ecstasy Unveiled

It has arrived safely and now I'm off reading it :)

Did you read it? Did you like it (and its prequels)?

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe

Another great book is out - Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe

Blurb:
If it were up to him, Talorc—laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack— would never marry. But when the king orders that Talorc wed an Englishwoman, the lone wolf is shocked to find his mate in the strong-willed Abigail. And after an intensely climactic wedding night, the two fiercely independent souls sense an unbreakable bond…
Deaf since childhood, Abigail hopes to keep her affliction from Talorc as long as possible. And for his part, he has no intention of telling her about being a werewolf. But when Abigail learns that the husband she’s begun to love has deceived her, it will take all of his warrior’s strength—and his wolf’s cunning—to win his wife back. And Talorc will have to face his biggest challenge yet: the vulnerability of a man in love…




Here's a great trailer:




For more info visit authore websites: http://lucymonroe.com and http://lucymonroecotm.com/

Monday, 1 February 2010

A new book out and the contest!

A great book comes out on March the 2nd - Something About You by Julie James (see the widget on the right sidebar)
Here is an excerpt:
FATE HAS THROWN TWO SWORN ENEMIES. . .
Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and nearly ruining his career…
. . .INTO EACH OTHER’S ARMS
Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it’s no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes—and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension…
The fabulous author is having a contest. The contest is open until 10pm CST on February 28, 2010. Everyone who correctly enters will be in the running for the $100 dollar gift card and the second and third prizes of a signed book. The drawing will occur on March 1st. - for more info check Ms James' site - http://authorjuliejames.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/something-about-you-giveaway-its-big/

And we have the winners!!!

Thank you my friends for celebrating my birthday with me!!!


Glitter Photos

1st place - Blodeuedd
2nd place - Elaing8

Here are the winners choosen randomly:

List Randomizer
There were 6 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.Blodeuedd
2.Elaing8
3.Cecile
4.Cherry
5.April
6.Cecile
Timestamp: 2010-02-01 08:06:10 UTC


Which means that Blodeuedd gets Kiss an Angel by Susan E. Phillips and Elaing8 promo stuff form different authors (collected by me).
Congrats Ladies! I've sent you an e-mail, please send me your mailing addresses.