Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Need new scenerey?

Many of us have fancy backgrounds on our laptops and computers while others of us create our own using our favorite images of stuff that we like, or interests us.
For us romance reading fans we love to save images of sexy men that remind us of our book boyfriends and covers of our favorite books.
I myself love to find backgrounds authors make for their fans. Here's some sexy and fun wall papers to add to your collection from Cat Johnson.

Free Christmas Desktop Wallpaper

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Cowboy Computer Desktop Wallpaper Widescreen

Want more? Check out her webpage - it's loaded with them! 

Tuesday's Featured Novel (6/3/2014)


  (The Cavanaugh Brothers #1)



In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers...

When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago - my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me.

You can find Laura Wright on her website or on her facebook page, she loves to hear from her fans.

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Release Date: 
(June 3, 2014)

My Rating:
4 Stars

My Review

Monday, June 2, 2014

In Case You Missed It....

We lost a wonderful woman and author.

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

May 28, 2014:  Legendary author, poet, educator and all-around inspiration Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86.
103030_AngelouMaya_4As a chronicler of her own story and the larger civil rights movement in which she took part, Maya Angelou was remarkable in equal measure for her lyrical gifts as well as her distinct sense of justice, both politically and personally.
Angelou was among the first, if not the first, to create a literary franchise based on autobiographical writings. Beginning with the classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and followed by Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven — Angelou told her life story in language both no-nonsense and intensely spiritual.
More unforgettable works by Angelou include the personal essays in Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey NowEven the Stars Look Lonesome, and Letter to my Daughterthe reflective Mom & Me & Momcookbooks like Hallelujah! The Welcome Table and Great Food, All Day Long and even books for kids, including the adventuresome Maya’s World series.

Angelou’s facility with language, both on paper and as a suede-voiced speaker, made her a populist poet. Her 1995 poem “Phenomenal Woman” is still passed along the Web among women as inspiration (“It’s in the reach of my arms/The span of my hips/The stride of my steps/The curl of my lips./I’m a woman/Phenomenally/Phenomenal woman/That’s me”), and her 1993 poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” written for Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration, was later released as a Grammy-winning album.
Angelou often cites other writers (from Kenzaburo Oe to James Baldwin) both in text and name. But as often as not, her major mentors were not writers — she had been set to work with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. before each was assassinated, stories she recounts in A Song Flung Up to Heaven.
Given her roller-coaster existence — from poverty in Arkansas to journalism in Egypt and Ghana and ultimately, to her destiny as a successful writer and professor in the States — it’s no surprise that Angelou didn’t limit herself to one or two genres. Angelou also wrote for stage and screen, acted, and directed. She is the rare author from whom inspiration can be derived both from her approach to life as from her talent in writing about it.
(Christina Nunez)
Good to Know
Angelou was nominated for an Emmy for her performance as Nyo Boto in the 1977 miniseries Roots. She has also appeared in films such as How to Make an American Quilt and Poetic Justice, and she directed 1998’s Down in the Delta.
Angelou spoke six languages, including West African Fanti.
She taught modern dance at the Rome Opera House and the Hambina Theatre in Tel Aviv.
Before she became famous as a writer, Maya Angelou was a singer. Miss Calypso is a CD of her singing calypso songs.

Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.

Guy B. Johnson

Our hearts and prayers are with her loved ones.. Maya will be missed. - Krissy's Bookshelf

It's June!

Ah, its June already...
Summertime is heating up and the bookworms are out in the bookstores shopping droves preparing for their reading marathons out of the heat- or for the few who enjoy baking in the sun, poolside and beach side parties. With a few added friends of our own of course.
I'll be hanging out with friends like Joey Hill, Jaci Burton, Stephanie Tyler, Katie Reus, Rhyannon Byrd... And Many, many more.
I can't wait to dive in to whats new this summer from our sexy fav's list. I hope all you readers out there are getting through your TBR piles and are posting up your lovely reviews.
Its time to catch up for those that have fallen behind!
As for me, I already have plenty of books waiting for ratings.

The first book of June for me was Return to Her by Alexandra O'Hurley. A delicious morsel I know the rest of you will enjoy a taste of. Especially you men in uniform fans out there. You know who you are... ;)

Krissy's Bookshelf Facebook Group along with Krissy's Book Lovers Group is in full swing with plenty of new and free books for you to enjoy as well as quite a few fun events for all you book fans.
The Book Adoption Program has gone well. More than 32 books have found a new home and I will be restarting the group again in hopes that more books find a new home.
So if you have books that you're thinking of tossing or donating a book you aren't reading, didn't like or don't want to keep laying around cluttering up your bookshelves consider giving them to someone that you know will appreciate them.

Already my TBR pile is expanding and growing. On my list list of books to read for June are:

Keep me Closer by Rhyannon Byrd
Naughty Bits (Part II/III) by Joey Hill
Seal Team Six: Hunt the Jackal, Hunt the Scorpion, Hunt the Falcon by Don Mann
Vipers Run by Stephanie Tyler
Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton
Divided by Elsie Chapman
Guarded by Mary Behre
Bound to Danger by Katie Reus
Louisiana Moon by Lani Rhea
The Morning After - Brenda Whiteside
City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare
Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones
and many more...

I've already started The Virgins Guide to Misbehaving by Jessica Clare, Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde, and Sweet by Erin McCarthy.
Reviews soon to come.

Let me know what you're going to be reading this month! I love to discover new books!

Life's Too Frantic

So I haven't been around to blog since late November early December, I hope you all are doing well. I am keeping busy wi...