Monday, December 26, 2011

Book News: New Excerpt from Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

It looks like Jeaniene Frost is also in the gift giving spirit!

Head on over to her blog, found HERE, to read an all new excerpt from the much anticipated Once Burned, featuring the dark and delicious Vlad. Although it's just a little tidbit (or timbit for us Canadians) of an excerpt, you can tell that sparks really do fly between Vlad and his love interest Leila ;) Also, I love that Leila thinks that Vlad has role-playing issues, what with thinking he is the "real" Dracula and all. I bet that just burns him right up. Pun intended.

For those you who are not in the loop, Once Burned is the first book in a brand new series from Jeaniene Frost set in the Night Huntress world. It will be released on June 26, 2012. You can pre-order the book HERE.

Quick question: wasn't Once Burned slated for release on March 27th? I thought for sure I read that somewhere...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Book News: A Free Kate Daniels Novella from Ilona Andrews

I love when authors get into the gift giving spirit!

The husband and wife writing team of Ilona and Gordon Andrews are giving fans of their Kate Daniels series an early Christmas present. From now until January 7th, you can download the novella Magic Gifts, featuring Kate and her furry friends, from their website. Apparently, this novella takes place the same time as Andrea's book (coming July 31, 2012) and right after Magic Slays.

And you better jump on this limited time only deal quick because Magic Gifts will not be available after the two week period!

Click HERE and get your fill of that yummy Beast Lord Curran. Thanks Ilona and Gordon!

PS: Doesn't Kate look so badass on the cover?!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Site Updates

sexy Santa

Hi everyone! Long time, no blogging. First, let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! For your viewing pleasure, I present to you a steamin' hot photo of a sexy Santa. With all the hay, I like to imagine that this is one of those yummy McKay men from Lorelei James's Rough Riders series. Drool.

Ok, so there isn't a whole lot to update you on right now, but here's an idea of what I'm working on and what you can except from Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Life in 2012.

- First, let me apologize for being gone for so long. One morning in August, I simply woke up and had no desire to read anymore. I thought I was just in a little funk and would soon realize how much I miss all the yummy men and kickass chicks (to cite one of my favorite blogs). So, I decided to ignore my bookshelf for a little while despite my books' constant cries of "read us, READ US!" Before I knew it, a few days turned into a few weeks and then a few months. But I have found my way back to the wonderful world of blogging and romance. Yeesh, I have a lot of catching up to do!

- As you've probably guessed, I have started reviewing again. I'm currently working on a few reviews, as well as tinkering around with the formatting. I want to make my reviews more satisfying by including something unique. I have some ideas and will probably try a few things out and see what works best. All I know is that it's going to involve sex scenes ;)

- I've included a section on upcoming releases right up there on the Nav bar. It's still a work in progress, so come back soon and check it out.

- I also want to start a new meme devoted to my random musings. One of my most popular posts is the E-reader pillow, so I was toying around with the idea of talking about silly book related things I find on the net. Or maybe just silly things in general? Look for this yet to-be-named meme in 2012. Hopefully, I can find some good stuff to share with you.

- Since I didn't read a lot this year, there will be no yearly wrap-up lists. I really liked doing my favorite sex scenes last year, but thanks to my self-imposed hiatus, I don't have enough material to work with. Instead, I was thinking about doing a top 12 of 2012, highlighting the books I am most looking forward to in 2012. There is a lot of great books coming out next year and I would love to discuss them with you! If you are looking for a great list on the best sex scenes of 2011, head on over to Smexy Books. I'm in total agreement with most of Mandi's choices.

That's about it for the updates. I hope you will stick around and check out the new changes to Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Life in 2012. I'm so excited to start blogging again and can't wait to dive back into the romance genre!