Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doctor Who In Review: Clara Oswald

Clara Oswald has to be one of Doctor Who's most frustrating companions.

She's the Impossible Girl and then after her impossibleness is revealed she becomes impossibly annoying, yet you don't want to hate her, because she is so sassy, and well, she's so darn cute.

I really wish she could have had a full season with 11 before and after her impossibleness, because to me there are a lot of unanswered questions about her, especially after 11s regeneration.

She's a girl that has saved all the Doctor's, yet she can't deal with 12 at the beginning. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Except that the one thing that Moffat drove home in Deep Breath was true, Clara acted like 11 was her boyfriend, and why not, he was a cute bloke, even if he was a 1000 year old alien.

Her personality really started coming out in the "Doctor Trilogy." She had some sass, and she was fun. Then she was tossed with an older, crankier Doctor who just isn't the hottie that 11 was.

The only thing that has improved with Clara in series 8 are her lines. "Run you clever boy" was her only series 7 gem.

The dynamic between Clara and 12 isn't quite what I hoped it would be. Part of the problem being the time spent reminding us that 12 isn't young and hot. The other part of the problem is Danny Pink.  He's a love him or hate him kind of character. Mostly, I hate him, because I think he's much too controlling for Clara. She's such a sassy kind of girl.

I wish she would have been a bit of a companion to 10 in the Anniversary Special. I think they would have been brilliant together.

Personally, I'm longing for an independent companion that doesn't need a significant other to be complete. I think the whole story arc with Danny Pink really weighs Clara down.

Plus I really want to know when she went from nanny to school teacher, and what happened to the kids from series 7?

I hate that Clara was a companion when she felt like it. Or rather every Wednesday or whatever day it was that she chose to travel with 11.

Also if the trailer for the series 8 finale is to be believed, Clara may be more than just an Impossible Girl which makes me want to scream even more. But I have to say, I'm very excited for the final two episodes of this season and even more for the Christmas special. I just hope Clara doesn't turn out to be even more impossible.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Super Book Blast: Brenda Novak - The Heart Of Christmas



The Heart of Christmas
by Brenda Novak

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BLURB:

Just call her Christmas Eve…

Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B-and-B she manages and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.

As Eve turns thirty-five, she’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. She’s dated all the eligible men in the area. There’s no one she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve’s definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve’s happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. Just when she’s counting on the best Christmas of her life!

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Excerpt:

There was a naked man in her bed.

Eve Harmon’s stomach tensed, and her heart skipped a beat—but she was pretty sure she’d invited him. From the way their clothes were strewn carelessly around the room, it was obvious that, not long ago, she’d been happy to have him with her.

She nearly groaned as her eyes swept over him. What had she done? She didn’t have a boyfriend and she never slept around. She hadn’t been with anyone since Ted Dixon—an old friend who had briefly turned into more a year ago. And before him, it had been much longer. Most people, at least those younger than her parents, would consider her extended periods of celibacy rather pathetic for a woman her age. But she lived in a small town, cared about her reputation and had been holding out for the kind of love that came with a white picket fence.

She just hadn’t found the right guy, and she was beginning to think maybe she never would. The odds weren’t in her favor. Now that most of her friends were married, she didn’t get out all that often.

But she had a lot to be grateful for in spite of her dismal love life, she quickly reminded herself. Although she’d never been the type who wanted work to become her sole focus in life, she liked her job. She ran Little Mary’s, a B and B in a converted Victorian owned by her retired parents. They lived in the house a hundred yards in front of her own small bungalow—when they weren’t traveling in their RV like they were at the moment. Thanks to them, and the quaint, bucolic area where she’d been raised, her life had always been pleasant and safe—and predictable. Absolutely predictable.

Until now.

God, she hadn’t even slept with someone she knew. And since there were only about two thousand people in Whiskey Creek, it was hard to find someone she didn’t.

Shifting carefully so she wouldn’t wake the man lying next to her—she needed to regain her bearings before confronting him—she tried to get a look at his face, but a thunderous headache made it difficult to sit up. That headache also explained how she’d ended up in this predicament. Last night she’d made the mistake of going out to celebrate her thirty-fifth birthday even though her friends weren’t available until tonight, and she’d drunk too much. She’d been determined to do something wild and fun and completely out of character before reaching such a significant age, the age at which some doctors advised against getting pregnant.

Now she was paying the price for her out-of-control evening.

Had they even used birth control?

Briefly squeezing her eyes shut, she sent up a silent prayer that she’d had the presence of mind for that at least. It would be entirely too ironic for someone like her—someone so cautious—to get pregnant because of a one-night stand.


What have you done?

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million. For more about Brenda, please visitwww.brendanovak.com.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Doctor Who In Review: In The Forest Of The Night

I very seldom find Doctor Who a waste of my hour, but In The Forest Of The Night, might come close to being one of those episodes.

It did have its moments though they were few and far between.

I have learned a few things in series 8.

Peter Capaldi needs a better companion and I'm not knocking Jenna Coleman in any way. She's just the cutest little thing ever, but the writers are doing her a huge disservice.

She has the potential to be great, but instead they have to give her a boyfriend that is so mediocre. She's The Impossible Girl. Danny Pink is just so meh! I am not a Rose Tyler fan, but I think I like her much better than Mr. Pink.

I also wish they would have given us a reason why Clara and Danny like each other. Its the most unbelievable relationship ever. The word love got tossed around so early on, that I thought Doctor Who, might be turning into a romcom.

Then there's the whole Clara acting like Danny saves the world bit, that is also getting old..first with the Caretaker and now here with the tiger.

Steven Moffatt needs to stop with all the story arcs. You know there's something about Danny that's going to affect the world and the whole Nethersphere/Missy thing that's about to come to a head in the finale, but we've spent 11 episodes and I feel we've only gotten to know Clara and not 12. (I mean other than he is the Grumpy Cat of Doctor Who)

Sadly In The Forest of the Night can be reduced to a few great lines...





Peter Capaldi deserves so much better than this!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas Encounters

Who doesn't like a steamy story? And when Christmas is involved, it always makes things better!



Whether you enjoy naughty stories to fill your stocking, werewolf shifters, small town contemporary, cowboy ménage, or lesbian love—Christmas Encounters is sure to heat up your holiday! Celebrate the holidays with seven novellas from New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors.


Ginger Snap

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Shoshanna Evers

Available Now!Amazon: http://bit.ly/GingerSnapAmz

Until Tom can be sure their tumultuous relationship will last forever, he can't give Holly what she really wants for Christmas—an engagement ring. Holly knows she’s naughty enough to get a lump of coal—but she never expected to be taught a lesson with raw ginger! From now on Holly should be on her best behavior…but with this sort of punishment, it’s more fun to be bad. This is a 45 page sexy novella
╰☆╮╰☆╮╰☆╮

Wrong Holly

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Geri Foster

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Release Date: October 28th


Newspaper reporter, Holly Morgan, loves everything about Christmas. As a favor to a relative, she agrees to attend a holiday party with a mystery man who needs to hide his sexual preference.

Texas Senator Josh Griffin is in town for a fund-raiser and to shake a few hands. When his beautiful escort shows up, he’s more than intrigued. Until she confides the only reason she’s at the party is to help him hid the fact that he’s gay. Josh is determined to prove her wrong.

After a magical night together, Holly decides to show Mr. Humbug what he’s missing. Sparks fly when she throws out a challenge and he picks up the gauntlet. He will accept, but she has to participate. Now they both have something to prove.
Can the Christmas Spirit survive in a fearful heart? Will Holly show Josh that once a year miracles happen, or will they say good-bye forever? 
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Cowboys for Christmas

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Jan Springer

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Release Date: November 4th


Jennifer Jane Watson has spent the past ten Christmases in a maximum security prison. The last thing she expects is to get early parole along with a job on a secluded Canadian cattle ranch serving Christmas holiday dinners to three of the sexiest cowboys she's ever met!

Rafe, Brady and Dan thought they were getting a couple of male ex-cons to help out around their secluded ranch. The last thing they expect is an attractive and very appealing woman fresh out of prison. In the snowbound wilds of Northern Ontario, female companionship is rare. It's a good thing the three men like to share...

They're dominating, sexy-as-sin and they fill JJ with the hottest ménage fantasies she's ever had. Suddenly she's craving Cowboys for Christmas and wishing for something she knows she can never have...a happily ever after. 
╰☆╮╰☆╮╰☆╮
Ski Slope Sparks

By Monique DuBois

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Release Date: November 11th


ONE-NIGHT ENCOUNTER...OR FOREVER LOVE?

Jamie Fielding has been counting the days until her Christmas ski vacation. Unfortunately, when her cheating boyfriend cancels at the last minute, it looks as though she’ll be spending Christmas Eve alone. Instead, a bad case of altitude sickness lands her in the resort infirmary where she finds herself in the company of a sexy, charismatic doctor. After a passion-filled night in a cozy ski cabin, Jamie awakens in the arms of the best Christmas present ever...Dr. Wyatt Tremaine. Their newfound bond is threatened, however, when lovers from their pasts show up. Luckily, the magic of the season prevails, and soon Jamie and Wyatt are in each other’s arms again, experiencing the kind of sparks that are destined to light an enduring fire...and give them a Christmas to remember.
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Unwrapping Annabell

By USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley

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Release Date: November 18th


All Amish widow Annabell wants for Christmas is one week—just one—to experience the modern world before she remarries on Christmas. When she sneaks from her village and gets lost one blustery night, it’s an outsider woman who rescues her, one who awakens things inside Annabell she didn’t know existed.

Things she should never feel. Or do. 

Suffering Scrooge syndrome after a recent breakup with her girlfriend, Nicole’s in no mood to bother with a half-frozen woman in Amish garb. Yet Nicole soon realizes Annabell’s a holiday gift, a beautiful, sexy one to be unwrapped and devoured.

But the two women have just seven days…one short week before Annabell walks out of Nicole's life forever and marries a man.
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Unwrapping Tess

By Krystal Shannan

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Release Date: November 25


-- FROM BESTSELLING SERIES -- VEGAS MATES

Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

- No. Such. Luck. -

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

- Best. Christmas. Ever. –
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Make a Wish

By

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
A.C. James

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Release Date: December 2nd


~A humorous and heartwarming Christmas novella about following your heart, living your dreams, and a second chance at finding love.~

Clara Parker was a small town girl from Overlook, Nebraska who followed her dreams to the Big Apple.

On her way home for the holidays she encounters a strange man and finds herself in possession of a life changing book. Unexpected news from her sister, hilarious family gossip, and running into the boy who stole her heart force Clara to acknowledge the truth.

Successful restaurateur Luciano Ventura can't forget the passionate first love of a high school sweetheart.

As the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events with the failing health of his father tear the young couple apart. A meddlesome sister helps these two former lovers discover undeniable truths about the choices that they've made. Who would have thought that tiramisu would lead to such a searing reunion!

But can he convince Clara that she can live her dreams and be with him too?
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About Shoshanna:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the NYT & USA Today bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Beauty and the Beast (from USA Today bestseller Wicked Hot Reads), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and How To Write Hot Sex.

Shoshanna is a New York native who now lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho. She welcomes emails from readers and writers, and loves to interact on Twitter and Facebook.

Sexily *Evers* After... ShoshannaEvers.com


About Geri:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Geri Foster writes the action-packed Falcon Securities romance suspense series, and short, cute, sexy novellas.


About Jan:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jan Springer writes full-time at her home nestled in Ontario, Canada’s picturesque cottage country. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading and writing.

She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada and The Romance Writers of America. She loves hearing from her readers.


About Monique:

For as long as I can remember, I've had a boring, predictable life. I work at a low-paying job and have ho-hum missionary sex with my long-term boyfriend, who calls me "pear shaped" (and not in a good way). I've never been with more than one man or explored myself sexually. That's for sexy, skinny girls. Girls with exciting lives. Girls I'm not.

When a series of events send my life into a tailspin, I find myself at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, locking eyes with a gorgeous, sexy stranger who sends my heart racing. Our first night together is one I'll never forget. Or the next. Shockingly, he wants to pay me lots of money just to have me as his personal sex goddess. Best of all, he's not the only one.

Soon, I'm discovering my sexuality for the first time, caught up in the exciting, glamorous world of high-class escorting. I'm also discovering myself: the independent, sexy, confident woman I was meant to be. Trouble is, I can't give my body without giving my heart. I'm falling in love with more than one man, and they with me. I can't choose just one . . . Or can I?


About Titania:

USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley is a registered nurse and erotic romance author living in Iowa, USA. She is published with Ellora's Cave, Samhain, Red Sage, and Indie-published. Her erotic romance genres include menage, lesbian, gay, paranormal, historical, contemporary, vampire, light bondage BDSM, and many more.


About Krystal:

Krystal Shannan writes stories full of action, snark, magick, a little bit of humor, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.


About A.C.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. She pounds out sexy scenes at her keyboard where romance is laced with horror in hot stories of vampires and bad boy werewolves. Her stories feature strong heroines and alpha heroes, with plenty of action, twists, and turns that will keep you turning pages.

A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Doctor Who In Review: Mummy On The Orient Express & Flatline

Mummy On The Orient Express is one of the best episodes of Doctor Who this season Everyone is spectacular.

There are so many things that stand out here.

1. Foxes performance of the Queen tune "Don't Stop Me Now." This was just stunning.

2. Clara, who is one of the hardest companions to like, becomes a little more likable, and her flapper dress makes her one of the best dressed companions ever.

3. The wonderful nods to Doctor 1 and 4. Loved Capaldi's tie as well as his cigarette case of jelly babies.

4. The honesty that you get from 12 at the end of the episode. This season has several arcs going on, but one of them involves the Doctor finding out if he's a good man, and in this episode, I think he proves that even though none of the choices he could make are good ones, he still does his best to save people. He's a good man.

5. The mummy. This monster is really and OMG kind of scary. The way it walks definitely, with the toes that bend under with each step. Shudders....much scarier than the spider/bacteria thingies from Kill The Moon.

6. Frank Skinner as Perkins. Ah....he was a little bit snarky and a whole lot of fun. I wish he would have taken up the Doctor's offer to travel with him. Anyone else out there think it would be fab to have some companions on the TARDIS that aren't boyfriend/girlfriend types?

7. 12's taking on Maisie's emotions to be able to see The Mummy. This was brilliant. It also let you see Capaldi's comedic brilliance. He's a funny guy. You may not have loved Robot Of Sherwood like I did, but you have appreciate how funny it was. Not everything in Doctor Who should be serious.

8. The look of joy on 12's face at the end.

This episode was just wonderful and is one that you can enjoy over and over

Back to back episodes written by the same guy.

Let's send out some kudos to Jamie Mathieson, because he has delivered again.

At first I though that this would be a Doctor Lite episode, since 12 was trapped in his incredible shrinking TARDIS, but it really wasn't.

Clara, has to be "The Doctor" in this episode, and though I'm not usually thrilled with shows that have her being the most important thing ever, I loved this one too.

The monsters in this one, again are really really creepy. Scary creepy. (You may want to hide behind the couch)

This is another episode filled with reasons to watch, even if you aren't a full on Whovian.

1. The whole Addams Family TARDIS thing


2.  It really is bigger on the inside!!!!


3.  Steampunk Doctor Glasses



4 . Clara really delivers in this episode as The Doctor. Overall, Jenna Coleman has been underutilized.  Last season, she was little more than a plot device and you never got to know much about her. You still don't, but she's starting to be smarter and a whole lot sassier than she ever was with 11. Now if only we didn't have to put up with Danny Pink.

5. Missy! OMG I WANT TO KNOW WHO SHE IS NOW!!!!!

Both of these episodes were strong and more importantly are ones that you'll want to rewatch.

All I can say is, Mr. Mathieson, please write more for Who!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Goddess Fish Promotions Blurb Blitz & Review: A Voice In The Dark




A Voice in the Dark
by Isla Grey

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BLURB:

Abigail Farmer knows one thing, the funeral home business...

By day, she works at her family's funeral home. By night, she lives alone on its upper floor. With her stepfather, Sam, about to retire, Abigail is convinced there is only one person who can run the business effectively, her.

However, her life at the funeral home changes when Hasten Holmes arrives.

Ready for his first day on the job Hasten is met by a reluctant Abigail who hopes Sam sends him packing after they exchange unpleasantries.

Reluctant to get too close to anyone, especially someone who's associated with Stu--Sam's lowlife friend and wannabe business partner--Abigail deliberately keeps things strictly professional between them.

Then something unexpected happens...

Abigail's plans to take charge of the family business take a drastic turn when she finds the mutilated body of one of their clients, and it becomes apparent that there's more going on in the funeral home as a sinister plot begins to reveal itself.

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EXCERPTS 

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when she crossed the tiles of the embalming room. No strange or putrid smells greeted her, nothing was strewn across the floor.

Abigail reached for a pair of the latex gloves Marty had stored in the supply cabinet. The powder lining clung to her hands, making them sweatier than they already were. She grabbed the edge of the sheet draped over Mr. Watkins and flung it back with one tug. Abigail threw her hand over her mouth to stifle a cry of horror.
Mr. Watkins’ mouth was still frozen in mid scream, but there were now splotches of dried blood around the empty sockets that once held his death glare. Her repulsed gaze wandered to the jagged incision that ran the length of his gaping chest. She stepped closer for a better look, her knees buckling when she looked down into an empty cavity.


Abigail ripped the gloves off, threw them at the waste basket in the corner, and ran for the safety of her own room. She pressed against the back of the door and locked it for good measure. She couldn’t take any chances. Something awful was happening, and there was only one person who might have a clue – Hasten Holmes.    


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Review: 

A Voice In The Dark is a wonderful novella that will appeal to lovers of thrillers and romantic suspense.

The story revolves around the goings on at Abigail Farmer's family funeral home. Her stepfather is getting ready to turn the business over to her, but there are some strange things going on, and some pretty shady people working at the funeral home.

Stu is a real "creeper" and you have to wonder how he keeps his job with the way he acts. He's downright "icky."

Then things start happening around some of the bodies coming in. (Not so nice things) 

I liked Abigail. She's a tough cookie. especially as there were things that happened in her past that might make her otherwise. Hasten makes an interesting friend/boyfriend for her.

The story moved along at a fast pace, but it didn't feel rushed. Isla unveils things in the funeral home just fast enough, and it keeps the reader on the edge of their seat waiting for more.

My only gripe is that this is a novella, and I really would have loved at least another 100 pages so I could get to know a few of the characters a bit better.

This book is part of the Dark Plots series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that means there will be more of Abigal and Hasten in the future.

Rating: 4 stars

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Isla Grey grew up in Central Virginia. From the time she won an elementary school writing competition, she has always seemed to have a pen and paper handy and a story sprouting in her head. She likes to write a variety of stories, especially those that bring out the darker side of things.

When she's not being called Mom, Mama, Mommy (you get the picture), by her daughter who constantly keeps her on her toes, she enjoys good music, walking, reading, go-carts and is addicted to "The Walking Dead" and Panera Bread. She's also a pet human to a plethora of cats that have taken up residence at her home.

Isla also loves movies and is the Movie Mistakes Editor for Bellaonline.com, one of the top women's sites on the web. You can also visit her site, www.islagrey.com.




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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Doctor Who In Review: Kill The Moon

Kill the Moon is undoubtedly one of the strangest episodes of Doctor Who in quite a long time.

It is middle of the road episode that leaves you wondering if the writers don't have it in for Capaldi, as he's tenure as the 12th? Doctor is now past the halfway point of his first season.

The thing is, Capaldi is the reason this episode is half decent, along with Ellis George, who plays Courtney Woods aka disruptive influence!

What makes Courtney so great is that she really isn't the brightest crayon in the box, but traveling in the TARDIS changes her.

Clara and Danny are still beyond annoying in their relationship.

The premise of the episode sees the Doctor, Clara and Courtney arriving on the moon, which is dying, or so they think. The Moon is gaining weight and causing problems on Earth. Oh and there are these huge creepy spiderlike things.

Ewww.

Wouldn't want to run into them, anywhere! But they aren't spiders either, because nothing on Doctor Who is ever what it seems.

I liked that The Doctor left the decision making up to Clara, Courtney and the other astronaut. To me, it seemed fitting that members of humanity decide the fate of the moon, even if it wasn't "all" of humanity making the decision.

Clara's rant at the end, bugged me a lot. Mostly because Clara has been bugging me a lot this season. Can I say that going from no personality to a rather bitchy one doesn't sit well with me. I know its been said over and over, but for a person that's all over The Doctor's timeline, she should understand regeneration better than she does. I feel like 12 is left to his own devices getting used to his new face, even now seven episodes in.

And what's up with "Things" this season?

 This however was the best line of the night. I'm ready for Courtney to take her place in the TARDIS leaving Clara at home with Mr. Pink.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cover Reveal: Tamed

Title: TAMED
Series title: Club Sin
Publisher: Loveswept
(Random House Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9780553391206
Release date: 3/10/2015

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.
 
Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty,
 you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.
 
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
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About the Author:



STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. 
Loveswept website - http://www.readloveswept.com

Praise for the Club Sin series:
 
Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart.”—J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author of Release Me

“Deliciously sexy,
 Claimed will captivate you at once, leading you on an erotic journey that you won’t want to end. A fabulous talent, Kennedy shines in this fast-paced and exciting novel.”New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray

“Tender, emotional—and smoking hot!”
—Savanna Fox, author of the Dirty Girls Book Club series, on Claimed
 
Bared is a seductively haunting tale of control and surrender that will tantalize existing fans of the series while enticing new readers into the passionate world of Club Sin.”—Eliza Gayle, New York Times bestselling author of Submissive Beauty

Bared is a hot blend of raw sensuality, and Stacey Kennedy is an author to watch!”—Eden Bradley, author of The Dark Garden and Dangerously Bound



Monday, October 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: A Rogue's Deadly Redemption



A Rogue’s Deadly Redemption
by Jeannie Ruesch

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BLURB:

Scandal forced Lady Lily Melrose into an untenable decision: marry the man she wanted but who wanted someone else or leave her home for America. She gambled and stayed. Now, almost four years later, Lily is ready to gamble again—on a future that means leaving her neglectful, absent husband behind. But when a deadly adversary threatens them both, Lily realizes how little she understood about her husband—and her marriage. She's faced with another impossible choice: leave the man she loved to face certain death or stay and fight to help him deliver on a promise he no longer remembers.

Robert Melrose was raised as the forgotten third-born son with no future—without even the label of black sheep to keep him respectable. Not content with obscurity, he cultivated his own path to power, aligning himself with London's underworld, where betrayal is deadly. But when an accident wipes away his past, Robert can't remember who he is or what he's done. What he does know is that his wife, Lily, evokes a strong need inside—a need to prove he's better than his past. But when his past becomes a present danger, Robert must choose: gain the trust and love of the woman intent on leaving or let her walk away from him and the danger that might cost both their lives.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.

Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life always captivated her. After a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read—stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper. She can be visited at www.jeannieruesch.com or found regularly on Twitter or Facebook.

Where can fans find you online?

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cover Reveal: Colleen Hoover - Confess



CONFESS
BY COLLEEN HOOVER

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping some major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | Paperback
On-Sale: 03/10/15
Paperback ISBN: 9781476791456, $16.00
eBook ISBN: 9781476791463, $7.99
320 pages

About the Author:
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

Find Colleen online:
Twitter: @ColleenHoover
Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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