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Summer’s Sexiest Setting Blog Hop July 16 – July 21

Welcome to the Summer’s Sexiest Settings Blog hop! 

This is a fun hop where you can win great things!!  We’re talking all about sexy settings today!

You would not believe the trouble I had deciding what book I wanted to share with you in talking about sexy settings.  See, I read a lot of spicy books.  Really spicy books.  But there is a difference between hot ‘n spicy and sexy.  It finally came down to two books that I will never forget, largely due to the sexy setting and environment the Hero and Heroine were in.

The first one that comes to mind is without a doubt, the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series – that’s right, Z’s book, Lover UnboundSo what exactly made it stand out in my mind so much?  I mean, all of the BDB books take place in approximately the same environment, right?  Well, I decided it was not only that Z saved Bella physically (more than once) but all of that time they spent closed up in Z’s room.  They were basically alone and both had to completely step outside of their comfort zones so he could save her and she could save him right back.  The physical trappings were not important.  It was that they were closed off from the rest of the World and they rescued one another.  Stunning and sexy.

The other book that came to mind was a book I read and fell head over heels in love with recently – Predator’s Kiss by Rosanna Leo.  In this Paranormal Bear Shifter book, I discovered that although the two books are both Paranormal, they have little in common.  However, they had the almost exact same important things: The characters were basically alone for large amounts of time and both the Hero and Heroine had to step beyond their comfort zones to save one another.  To me that is what makes one incredibly sexy background and setting. Rawr!

What is or what makes a sexy setting to you?

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Book Beginnings, Friday 56, Meme

The Fab Friday 56 and Book Beginnings from Harlie’s Books ~ Predator’s Kiss by Rosanna Leo

Wanna Play The Friday 56? Just Do the Following

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post to the Linky on Freda’s Voice. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


“…Ryland paused, as if testing the air to see if he could ask what was on his mind. “Are you saying that, through your whole relationship, you didn’t have a single orgasm with your boyfriend?”
She didn’t need time to calculate the answer. She’d already spent months mulling over the sad implications. “Not one.”
“Lia,” Ryland murmured, his voice deep and sorrowful. “That’s the most tragic thing I’ve ever heard in my life.”…

~ page 56, Predator’s Kiss by Rosanna Leo


Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.

“The enormous grizzly bear stalked toward the teenagers, its footfall eerily quiet for such a large beast. The animal skulked through the forest, camouflaged by trees and undergrowth.
They didn’t notice as the great animal lumbered in their direction…”

~ Predator’s Kiss, Chapter One, Rosanna Leo

Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters #1)

by Rosanna Leo

Publication Date:  May 20, 2013

About Predator’s Kiss:

Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.

When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hitman, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.

Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.

Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.