Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Friday, December 31, 2010

Hunted By The Others [Kindle Edition] FREE FROM AMAZON

Jess Haines draws readers deep into the mesmerizing world of the Others--werewolves, vampires, and mages who make their home among humans, and are turning Shiarra Waynest's life upside down. . .
Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest's most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she's dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia--for very different reasons.
Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce's interest is a lot more personal. That's not sitting well with Shia's werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she's discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties--and even her desires. . .
Jess Haines New Release 1/1/11

 Shiarra Waynest runs a detective agency in an alternate New York where werewolves, vampires, and magi came out in the aftermath of 9/11. She and her wealthy, clever partner–in–crime solving, Sara, usually steer clear of Others, but financial troubles have forced them to take on a case for a mage who wants an artifact currently held by sexy, ancient vampire businessman Alec Royce. With two other good-looking men—cute, geeky mage Arnold and Shiarra's werewolf ex-boyfriend, Chaz—along for the ride, things keep looking like they should heat up, but Shiarra's nonexistent detecting skills and general preference for flailing panic over careful thought keep the plot from ever catching fire or even giving off sparks. 

If you haven't read "Hunted by the Others" nows your chance to read it free while getting ready for book 2 in this series, "Taken by the Others". Click here for your free copy.
Even if you don't have a Kindle you get it free from Amazon to read on many devices, including your PC. Don't hesitate as it will not be available very long.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Carol of the Chins from SunDog

Haven't seen this in years.
Come up with a Christmas Carol and see if you can stump the Chins. They know all the best carols.
Plug in your selection here.
My favorite is their rendition of " 12 Days of Christmas". Oh, and don't use any bad words for song selections, they might surprise you.

(I apologize for the overlapping but simply could not get this YouTube vid to a smaller size and I did so want to share it)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Get ready to be ravished!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Author Elizabeth Loraine Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest 12/16 at BittenByBooks!

“Elizabeth Loraine brings us the third book in her series of Royal Blood Chronicles. Katrina having lost the love of her life embarks on a new journey, to the new world. New evil stalks the Five and endangers not only their mission but the very existence of all the peaceful races of the world. The Vampire Examiner writes: The Dark Prince, is as fast paced, mysterious, and adventurous as the first two books. It continues with the story of Katrina and the chosen Five as they leave the old world and travel to America. The descriptions of the scenes combined with a strong story line makes the reader feel as if they are walking the streets of the New World with them. It is a true example of the continued stong female vampire leads in this series. Katrina’s continuing story of relationships among family, friends and lovers makes the reader hold their breath until the very last page. “
PRIZES: 1 - $50.00 Electronic Amazon gift card

Join me at BittenByBooks on 12/16 with author Elizabeth Loraine for an interview, chat and contest. 

Author Nancy A. Collins Interview and $75.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest 12/16 at BittenByBooks!

“Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can’t resist a good rental deal-even if it’s in the city’s strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.
Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe’s fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick…”
PRIZES: 1 - $75.00 Electronic Amazon gift card

Join me at BittenByBooks 12/16 with author Nancy A. Collins for an interview, chat and contest. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Message for Santa ... See below ~

Author Kris Cooke Interview and Contest 12/15 -at BittenByBooks!

“Kate Bullion’s chance to surprise her grandmother for the holidays goes awry when, instead of Gran, she comes face-to-face with twins Rance and Troy Keekoti, her childhood best friends. They’ve grown up into two very sexy men, but pain from their past still stings Kate.
Rance and Troy have never forgotten Kate–the girl of their dreams, now a woman they crave to possess. Yet tribal law prevents them from coming clean with her about their true nature as shifters. They can’t resist being near her, though, no matter what the risk.
Kate bakes some of Gran’s famous cookies for Rance and Troy, but what none of them know is that one of the ingredients magically lowers inhibitions in humans. In the twins, it unleashes primal urges that scorch her to the core.
Will she be able to let go of old pain and choose the love of her two wolf-shifters?”
PRIZES: 1 - $100 Electronic Amazon gift card
5- copies (to different winner) of any of her digital releases

Join me  on 12/15 at BittenByBooks  for an interview, chat and contest with author Kris Cooke . 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Author Amanda Downum Interview and Contest 12/14 -at BittenByBooks!

“Death is no stranger in the city of Erisín– but some deaths attract more attention than others.
When a prostitute dies carrying a royal signet, Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and agent of the Crown, is called to investigate. Her search leads to desecrated tombs below the palace, and the lightless vaults of the vampiric vrykoloi deep beneath the city. But worse things than vampires are plotting in Erisín…
As a sorcerous plague sweeps the city and demons stalk the streets, Isyllt must decide who she’s prepared to betray, before the city built on bones falls into blood and fire.”
CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US/Canada. NO P.O. BOXES
Prizes: ONE lucky entrant will win copies of ALL of the following book titles!
BITTEN IN TWO, Jennifer Rardin
Join me  on 12/14 at BittenByBooks  for an interview, chat and contest with author Amanda Downum . 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Author Jennifer Rainey Interview and $50 Amazon GC Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

In 1707, hapless vampire Jack Bentley made a pact with the Devil in order to escape a vampire hunt. Dealing with Satan seemed better than your standard angry mob at the time. But three centuries later, Satan is ready to collect His dues, whether the vampire likes it or not. He's taking Jack down to Hell, and He's even got a job picked out for him down below: an eternal position at the Registration Office of the Damned. Jack attempts to adjust to life on the Administrative Level of Hell where fire and brimstone have been replaced by board meetings and the occasional broken copier. But the whiny complaints of the recently-deceased are the least of his problems. Try adding to the equation a dead ex-lover, a dangerous attraction to his high-ranking demon companion, Alexander Ridner, and the sticky and distorted anti-vampire politics of a Hell that is surprisingly like our own world.
Prize: 1 - $50 Electronic gift certificate to Amazon

Join me  on 12/14 at BittenByBooks  for an interview, chat and contest with authorJennifer Rainey . 

Author Carole Nelson Douglas Guest Blog and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooksay!

Zombies and Witches and Vamps . . . Oh, My! 

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - at least that's Delilah Street's hope. With Sin City's vampire and werewolf mobs wanting to cash in her chips once and for all, she's retreating with her partner Ric Montoya and half-wolfhound Quicksilver to her Kansas birthplace. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding trouble, there's no place like home. . . .

It doesn't take long before Delilah realizes she's not in Vegas anymore. Zombie cowboys and spectral cattle drives are kicking up dust, the local weather girls are total witches who forecast perfect storms, and some Hollywood fanatic is recasting zombies as the greatest stars of the silver screen. And speaking of silver, Delilah's special affinity for the all-purpose monster-repellent leads her posse straight down a silver brick road - and into a notso- fun house of mirrors - putting her face-to-face with her dicey past and a mystery woman named Lilith, who's a real dead ringer for Delilah. The key word being dead.
CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US/Canada. The contest ends on 12/16/10 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time.
Prizes: ONE lucky winner will receive an autographed set of the first three Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, books, with matching cocktail recipe bookmarks.
PLUS one each of three autographed, spectacular 17×11-inch laminated posters of the gorgeous Silver Zombie cover, the signature Silver Zombie cocktail, and the Vampire Sunrise cocktail. Books and posters will be shipped separately.
Prize 2: ONE lucky winner will receive all of the following books! These ship from the publisher.
1. Silver Zombie by Carole Nelson Douglas
2. Vicious Grace by MLN Hanover
3. Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
4. Arcane Circle by Linda Robertson
5. Venom: An Elemental Assassin Book by Jennifer Estep
6. Highborn by Yvonne Navarro
7. Blood Heat by Maria Lima
8. The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay
9. Sparks by Laura Bickle
10. Revamped by J.F. Lewis
Join me  on 12/14 at BittenByBooks  for an interview, chat and contest with author  Carole Nelson Douglas . 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Author Alexandra Ivy Guest Blog and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Tane is a Charon, sworn to hunt and kill rogue vampires. His new assignment seems like a waste of his talents - until he catches up with the jinn he's been sent to capture. Half human, half demon, Laylah has a vulnerable streak that strikes right through to Tane's cold heart. He should be furious when she uses her powers to bind them together, preventing him from dragging her before the Commission. Instead he welcomes any reason to stay close enough to touch, to taste, to seduce...Laylah doesn't know why she was chosen to protect a child who may be the catalyst in a war between good and evil. But the mysteries of her past pale compared to the dangers approaching. Tane is devastatingly strong, breathtakingly sensual. And Laylah will have to trust in every ounce of that strength, because her enemies are drawing near, eager to destroy them both...

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US
Prizes: 2 - autographed copies of Devoured by Darkness

Come by BittenByBooks today and comment for your chance at an autographed copy of her newest book.

Author Pierre Roustan Vlog Interview and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US
Prize: A print copy of Chimera Falls

The fight for mankind continues with the awakening of the Chimera.

Although Alexandra Glade, infamous vampire hunter for the Berith Lochem, chose to face her demons and stand firm in the cause of fighting evil, she loses even more than just her team to the wrath of the thrells: Kyan has been captured by an unknown enemy. Leaving her more alone than ever. With Cardinal Felix Delgado hiding away and holding the dangerous Cain Letters in hand, Alexandra uncovers a paralyzing secret as a result of Cain's awakening that not only endangers mankind…but all those she loves. More demons to face other than those lurking in her heart. Real demons. And she has no idea how to stop them….

GenreDark Fantasy/Horror
Heat LevelN/A
Come join me at BittenByBooks to meet Pierre Roustan! He is doing a Vlog Interview today and talking about his newest book Chimera Falls book two in his series.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Author Clare Willis Interview and Contest 12/7 - at BittenByBooks!

“Sunni Marquette has always been a little different. There’s the whole mind-reading thing, for a start, which comes in useful for a criminal defense attorney. Except that lately, Sunni keeps encountering people who are immune to her gift. Like Jacob Eddington, the star witness in her latest case. And her best friend Isabel’s new fiance, Richard Lazarus, who’s as sinister as Jacob is attractive. Not that Sunni intends to interfere - until she learns that Richard is a vampire who’s made a centuries-long career of marrying wealthy women, then killing them for their inheritance. Sunni is convinced Jacob is a vampire, too, and that he’s her only chance of saving Isabel. With his help, she’ll discover powers she never knew she possessed, an enemy who’s closer than she could have ever guessed, and the kind of love that’s worth staking everything on - if she can just stay alive long enough to enjoy it…”
1 - $50 Electronic gift certificate to Amazon
10 copies of my books (the readers’ choice of any of her 3 books)
Join me at BittenByBooks  on 12/7 with author Clare Willis for a release party, chat and contest.

Author S.L. Wright Release Party and Kindle 3G Contest at BittenByBooks!

“Half-human and half-demon, Allay has finally warmed up to her new life feeding off the customers at her downtown bar whens he finds herself brokering a truce between New York City’s most powerful demons. But when she senses assassins around every corner, Allay hides out of sight and underground-until combatants in the growing war tempt her back above the surface…”


Join me at BittenByBooks on 12/7 with author S.L. Wright for a release party, chat and contest.

WooHoo! Big Winner!

WooHoo! Have been revamping my daughter's bedroom (she's now in an apartment at college)into a office/library for me. Have torn down bunny wallpaper and replaced it on one wall and painted the rest. Just got my bookcases moved in along with my desk. I'd had my computer on top the printer box for weeks as I hem hawed around about a desk. But finally made a decision. I've only scratched the surface of the thousand plus books I've yet to unpack. And now I got this wonderful email telling me I had $100 to spend at the CSN stores. Well after much deliberation I have decided on a cubby that my new printer can sit on and it has space for supplies and shoes, maybe a snuggy blanket. 
Wow, I may never come out of here!

Thanks again to CSN and 

Terri at Alexia's Books and Such...

Author Annie Nicholas Release Party and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Book Blurb:
Caught between two vampires, Connie is torn between Rurik, the one she loves and Tane, the one she’d love to stake.
Hunger burns in Connie Bences’ soul–she craves the blood of her vampire lover, Rurik, but it’s not satisfying her needs anymore. It’s driving her insane. Desperate to find help, Rurik brings her to Rio De Janeiro, where Tane rules the vampire nation.
The back-stabbing vampire almost killed her and Rurik when they’d first met, then used them to obtain his crown. She would rather stake him, but the small drop of Nosferatu blood he’d forced her to drink in Budapest is blooming into a bond, one which ties her life to his. One he won’t hesitate to manipulate.
He admits to binding her so Rurik would have to remain at his side, but their timing couldn’t be any worse. The betrayer finds himself betrayed. Tane’s rule is in upheaval and he’s forced to place his trust in two people who owe him no allegiance—her and Rurik. In the middle of a power struggle, Connie fights to keep her lover, but didn’t plan on Tane slipping into her heart.

1 - $50 Electronic gift certificate to Amazon
5 each eBook 
copies of Bait book one in the Angler series

Author Maree Anderson Release Party and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Calista’s a freelance space courier recovering from a disastrous marriage during which her ex sold her as a slave. Sure, she’s emotionally damaged, but you should see the state of her ex! She’s also an expert pilot who can illegally reprogram and augment all manner of tech. She’s been ripping off the system and flying under the radar her entire life. Until now.
Asher’s her “cargo”, the mouthwateringly gorgeousPhoenixae alien who accidentally hatched from the egg she was transporting, and bonded with her. He’s been bred as a sex slave and he can read her mind. Which wouldn’t be so bad if 1) she didn’t abhor slavery and everything it represents, 2) she wasn’t horny as hell, and 3) he wasn’t doubly tempting because of his extra er, male parts! Oh, and then there’s the small issue that if Asher is killed and his body burnt, he can be resurrected. He’s one hot commodity that illegals will kill to possess.
Take one sex-deprived space courier who’ll risk everything to save a Phoenixae alien from a life of slavery. Add one mouthwateringly hot alien sex-slave who knows her deepest desires, feels her pain, and lives to please her in every way. Mix with a ruthless ex-husband intent on vengeance. And stir in a sadistic Libertine noble who will do anything at all to get his hands on a Phoenixae.
From the ashes, an unexpected hero will rise…and he’s full of surprises!

1 - $50 Electronic gift certificate to eRed Sage

Come by BittenByBooks and check out this great contest!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Doing It Strange - the “Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories” Release at BittenByBooks!

This unique collection of short stories features the work of some of Canada’s finest speculative fiction writers. Included in this collection are short stories and poems by: Michelle Barker, Tony Burgess, Suzanne Church, David Clink, Michael Colangelo, Margaret Curelas, Susan Forest, L.L. Hannett, Brent Hayward, Patrick Johanneson, Sandra Kasturi, Claude Lalumiere, Michael Lorenson, Catherine MacLeod, Matthew Moore, David Nickle, John Park, Jonathan Saville, Robert J. Sawyer, Daniel Sernine, Leah Silverman, Jerome Stueart and Jon Martin Watts.

 Edge Publishing will be  giving away Amazon gift cards to 3 lucky winners. One for $30, one for $25 and one for $15. They will pick random winners and contact you directly not Bitten by Books. Be sure to go to their site more details about the book.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Author Sarah Beth Durst Character Interview and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!
Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons - the ordinary one and a magical one - and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage - and a little magic - to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.

Prize: A $40 Electronic Amazon Gift Card

Come by BittenByBooks today and have some fun

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Author Rachel Aaron Interview and Contest 12/1 - at BittenByBooks!

“With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it’s time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation.
Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon’s voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone’s holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli’s help for finding her missing father.
But there are larger plans afoot than even Eli can see, and the real danger, and the solution, may lie with one of his own and her forgotten past.
If only Nico could remember whose side she’s on.”
15 copies of her books. Winners get to choose ONE book from books 1, 2 or 3 in her series.
If you like fast paced thrillers mixed with fantasy and amazing characters you must check her series out. Come by BittenByBooks for a chance at a copy from this series.

Please HELP: Author Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan has been taken suddenly and seriously ill

Please help: Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan has been taken suddenly and seriously ill.
She has an affliction called Arteriovenous malformation or AVM in her
brain which has led to multiple surgeries and an extended stay in ICU. No
family is ever prepared for such a thing and Tina’s is no exception. In times like this, every dollar helps and her friends in the writing community
are banding together to ask you to open your hearts (and wallets) to help
get Tina’s family through this.
Tina is well known to readers and authors across the country who have
embraced her books, most recently, (writing as Cassie Ryan) Seducing the
Succubus (Berkley/October 2010) and coming in April 2011, The Demon and the
Please send your prayers, positive energy and love out into the universe
with Tina’s name on it. Cards can be mailed to: Tina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX
42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080.
Any donations you would like to make to Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan to help with
the burden of mounting medical bills, can be given by visiting: or by sending a check to
Tina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX 42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080.
FEEL FREE TO POST AND Share this with others in it’s entirety. This notification was provided to Bitten by Books via Cheyenne McCray.

Author Cheyenne McCray Release Party and Contest 12/1 -at BittenByBooks!re!

Vampire attacks are on the rise in the city that never sleeps. So why is half-human, half-Drow private eye Nyx tracking down Sprites? Sure, these 'young bloods' are causing mischief all over town - like painting the Statue of Liberty's toenails neon pink. But it's not until Nyx finds herself at the Pit, Manhattan's hottest nightclub for paranorms, that she understands what she's really up against.

Seems Master Vampire Volod has a plan - and the Sprites are in on it. By targeting the weaknesses of every paranorm in the city, from Elves to Shifters to Zombies, Volod and his fang gang aim to rule the night once and for all. Over Nyx's dead body. She loves a good challenge - and she will seduce danger at every turn to throw Volod off course. It's time for Nyx to enter the beating heart of this dark conspiracy,before driving a stake through it.

1 - $50 Electronic gift certificate to Amazon
2 each $25 Electronic gift certificate to Amazon
10 - Copies of 
No Werewolves Allowed13 Winners

Come by BittenByBooks and check out the newest book in this fascinating series!