Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FTC Disclosures

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Follower Giveaway!!!!

The New Follower Giveaway is sponsored by Marata Eros, New York Times best selling author. Every 100th follower will receive a ebook or book that was written by Marata Eros also known as, and has written under the pin name Tamara Rose Blodgett.

If you are the 100th follower, Please send your email addy and chose of one of Marata Eros or Tamara Rose Blodgett's books and format ( i.e ebook( mobi or Epub) or book) to Crystal@crystalsrandomthouhgts.com. Once I confirm you as the 100th Follower, I will forward your info on to the author who will gift the book or ebook. 

Rules: You must be 18 or over to obtain any e-book from one of Marata's Erotica books or series and you must be 18 or older or have your parents permission to participate in this giveaway. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Devils Kiss Series by Gemma James

The Devils Kiss Series by Gemma James  
**Disclaimer **-The devils Kiss Series is a novelette with a BDSM edge and contains material that is only suitable for adult readers. If dark and edgy erotic fiction isn’t your kind of read, you might not enjoy this story
Ultimatum (Book 1)

Kayla Sutton faces a question no mother wants to face: what would you do to save your daughter? Broke and desperate, she siphons thousands from the company she works for in order to pay for her daughter’s experimental life-saving treatment. But when Gage Channing discovers her theft, she is shocked to learn that her domineering boss has no intention of turning her over to the police. Instead he issues an ultimatum—submit to him, or go to jail.

Backed into a corner, Kayla signs his contract and spends her first weekend at his home, at his mercy, and is stunned when he awakens the desire she’d believed long dead.

Purchase Link : Amazon 

Enslaved (Book 2) 
Freedom is but an illusion . . .

Kayla Sutton finds out the hard way that Gage Channing’s dominance doesn’t end once she leaves the confines of his basement. His rules dictate her days and nights, his watchful eye keeps her in line at work, and the memories of her weekend with him, spent under his absolute control and his firm hand, keeps her on her toes. Having been blackmailed into submitting to him, Kayla doesn’t fully understand what it means to relinquish control of her body and free will, and she doesn’t understand how a man who derives pleasure in whipping and humiliating her is capable of awakening the desire she hadn’t known existed.

As her daughter’s life hangs in the balance, Kayla must dig deep to find the strength to fully submit, to travel down the path of pain and pleasure. But when her past catches up to her, prompting a free fall into forbidden territory with a man she once fiercely loved, she knows her only recourse is to come clean about her transgression to her Master and beg his forgiveness . . . only she never imagined he’d have such a horrifying punishment awaiting her, or that his jealousy would send her life into a further tailspin.

Purchase Link: Amazon 

Retribution ( Book 3) 
Kayla Sutton thinks it’s over. She now holds the leverage she believes will end her contract with her blackmailer, but Gage Channing isn’t going down without a fight. He’s turned the tables on her, cleverly making her submit under the guise of giving her a choice, and Kayla soon discovers that retribution isn’t so black and white when everyone around her has secrets.

She faced sexual servitude in Ultimatum. In Enslaved she was seduced into craving it. Now she must find the strength to either accept the part of her that craves him still, or walk away for good . .

Purchase Links : Amazon 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Chronicles of Nick : Series Reading Order

  • Infinity (Book 1) - At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

    Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.

    But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he's next on the menu.

    As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Purchase Links:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble| iBooks                                                                            
  • Invincible (Book 2) - Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.
    His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.
    But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them..                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Infamou (Book 3) - the world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters. Now Nick's saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume...

    Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That's the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn't the average teenager. He's a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him. He's learned to raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so hard?

    But driving isn't the primary skill he has to master. Survival is. And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known - or he'll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he'll lose everyone he cares about. Even himself
           Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Nobles | iBooks

  • Inferno (Book 4)   - The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…

    Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

    But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused, and you even more so.

    And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?
          Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

  • Illusion (Book 5)  – Be careful what you wish for…  You just might get it. Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe… Even the son of a hated demon.Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Expected Release Date : March 15th 2014

Blood Lust Series List

  1. Conquering Mikhel Dumont
  2. The Taming of Serge Dumont
  3. Forbidden Desires
  4. Nocturnal Heat
  5. Midnight Shadows
  6. Nighttime Magic
  7. All In the Family

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Druid Breeders Series: Marata Eros

  • Reapers
  • Bled
  • Harvest
  • Sow
  • Seed
  • Plow
  • Thresher
  • Exotic

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: J.R. Ward

  • Dark Lover - In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

  • Lover Eternal - Two hundred years: that's how long Rhage must bear the curse born of his reckless inconsideration. Sex and violence are all he once pursued; now they are the only things that keep the beast within at bay. He has little hope for finding peace during this existence, until Mary Luce enters his life. Irresistibly drawn to her light, he's pulled into a struggle with his own demons as well as the real enemies who threaten the vampire world and Mary.
  • Lover Awakened
  • Lover Revealed
  • Lover Unbound
  • Lover Enshrined
  • Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella
  • Lover Avenged
  • Lover Mine
  • Lover Unleashed
  • Lover Reborn 
  • Lover At Last

The Dark Hunter Series: Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dark Hunter's Reading list also contains books from the Dream Hunter Series. 

  • Fantasy Lover
  • Night Pleasures
  • Night Embrace
  • Dance with the Devil
  • Kiss of the Night
  • Night Play
  • Seize the Night
  • Sins of the Night
  • Unleash the Night
  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Dream-Hunter
  • Fear the Darkness
  • Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Devil May Cry
  • Dream Chaser
  • Acheron
  • One Silent Night
  • Dream Warrior
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • No Mercy
  • Retribution
  • The Guardian
  • Time Untime
  • Styxx

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Devious Diva

I am deliciously devious. I am always in the dark, which is where I do my deed. I am known to read the darkest reads. Look for me in the night, I dare you to conjure me or you can find me in the night on the twilight’s eve. I am always where I am sought or visit me if you’re a book freak on Crystal’s Random Thoughts………………………

I am a case manager and a mother of two during the day and a freak in the night. I love to read the following genre: BDSM, Dark Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy, YA, Romantic Comedies Etc. I began blogging to express my opinion about books. I decided to join Crystals Random Thoughts to rant and rave about any and all things.

My other hobbies consist of listening to music, writing and having fun with my husband and kids. 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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If you would like to sponsor a giveaway please feel free to email me at giveaways@crystalsrandomthoughts.com.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Aussie Girl Book Lover Bio

Aussie Girl Book Lover Bio:

Gender: Female

Occupation: Full –Time Mom

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Follow Aussie: Goodreads |Aussie Girl Blog

Introduction: It's pretty simple: I'm an Aussie Girl, a wife, a mum and I'm a book lover! Paranormal, Erotica, Romance, YA and Fantasy are my favourite genres. As I get through a book, I'll write a review with my honest opinion and thoughts. I'm no speed reader, so I won't be posting every day. This is purely for my pleasure and if anyone else wants to join me on my adventures into the fictional world, go for it!

See Aussie Girls Big Reveal Here: http://aussiegirlbooklover.blogspot.com/p/about-aussie-girl.html

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Aussie Girl Book Lover

Aussie Girl Book Rating System 

Can be found on her blog at http://aussiegirlbooklover.blogspot.com/

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Monday, March 22, 2010

e-Book Lending Instructions

Kindle Lending

Click Here  for Instruction on Loaning a Kindle book.

Click Here for Instructions on receiving a Kindle book.

Click Here for Public Library Lending and  Click here for the OverDrive Website.

Nook Lending

Click Here for Instructions on Lending on Nook

Click Here for Public Library Lending for Nook

iPAD and Other eBook Devices Public Lending

Some libraries provide books that can be checked out and read with the Overdrive Media Console app:


Discarded Books

Friday, January 1, 2010

Reading Challenges

Books Completed in 2012

2012, I tried to make my goal of 100 books. Unfortunately I did not make the goal but I came close and along the way I have read some amazing books. I read 94 of 100 books in 2012.

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Crystal has read 94 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Dance with the Devil
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