Monday, June 29, 2009

My Forbidden Desire Review and Giveaway!!!

Thanks to Hachette and Anna Balasi I was able to join in on my very first blog tour! Yay! My blog feels all grown up now! Anywho, back to business! I have the details of the giveaway at the end of my review so stay tuned!

From Amazon:

Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danger. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her safe is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he's hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can't deny the white-hot passion between them.


Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he's been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them...or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both.

My Review:
Wow! This book sorta popped my cherry in the Paranormal Romance department! I have seen several reviews for this book scattered about the web so I will try not to sound like a broken record. Well heck! I can't help it! This book was good! I really enjoyed the characters and the plot tremendously! Although to be honest, I would have liked the system of magic and it's "rules" to have been a little more fleshed out for easier understanding. I will however forgive Ms. Jewell for this small transgression (if it could be called that at all.) The reason for my leniency, you ask? The reason being how incredibly HOT the action *wink wink* is! Yup, my temperature was rising a little bit while I flipped through the pages and totally hooked me on this genre! I'd certainly recommend this naughty novel to anyone looking for a quick sexy read!

Giveaway Rules: 5 Copies are up for grabs!

  1. follow my blog or already a follower -1 points
  2. Answer: What do you think draws you to the Paranormal Romance genre?-1 point
  3. post about my giveaway on your blog-2 points (please leave a link)
That's it! This give away ends on July 5th (winners will be posted on July 6th)



  1. please enter me in the giveaway

    Reviews and recommendations from friends is what drew me to paranormal romance books.But the story has to develop with the first 2 chapters or i get bored and give up.The steamy love scenes help they're mainly what I read.

    I'm a follower


  2. Please count me in.

    +1 I already follow.

    +1 I've never read a paranormal romance, and want to give it a try.

    +2 I blogged it:


    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  3. Please count me in for this giveaway. I'm a follower. I enjoy reading paranormals for what I consider the dark side of romance. The new worlds you can visit is also fascinating. I just love books. Have a great day.

    house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

  4. I follow you through Google Reader.
    smalltownbeatnik @ gmail dot com

  5. I think the paranormal romance genre combines the excitement of romance with the excitement of the unknown.
    smalltownbeatnik @ gmail dot com

  6. Hmmm - I think the escape is what draws me. Imagining the possibilities, it's just amazing!


  7. Please include me.

    What draws me into the paranormal romance genre is the suspension of disbelief that you can not normally associate with everyday life.

    I am already a follower.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  8. I follow.

    thanks for the great giveaway. Sounds like a great book. I haven't read very much paranormal romance (always been a historical romance reader...) I would like to branch out a little.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  9. +1 I follow

    +1 Ive only rad a few paranormal romances but I find they are interesting because the paranormal aspect opens things up for all kinds of happenings

    +2 blogged:

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. I am a follower

    I love paranormal romances because I think I like a little danger and excitement thats missing in some romances.

    I had a real hard time getting into the site. I couldn't get in using IE8 kept getting operation aborted. I finally got in thru firefox. Maybe a problem here--just for your info.

  11. LOL, I just love your reviews! I just have to enter to see how hot this is for myself :D
    +1 I am a follower.
    +1 I was always a fan of sci-fi/fantasy and of romances. I guess Paranormal just blends the two. I'm just getting into this genre so I haven't read a ton of it but so far I'm really enjoying it.

    I'll come back when I get this giveaway blogged.

    waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

  12. I love paranormal romance because it is heavy on the fantasy aspect. The characters are so appealing and mysterious.

    I follow your blog!

  13. Thanks, this sounds like a book I'd love!

    I'm a follower

    I've always loved fantasy, but nowadays I need more and paranormal romances with the strong alpha males and always a HEA are more my kind of reads!

  14. I am now following your blog.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  15. Okay I use to read historical literature and then a few years later I stumbled upon a Paranormal book and was hooked.. I know complete 180 from my normal read.. I think it's the unknowning and what if's that draw me in... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I love paranormal romance because I always wonder if people do hold other powers plus they are a step up from childhood fantasy stories!
    believedreamcourage (at)

  17. I want to win this!

  18. The element of sweet fear draws me to paranormal romances!