Fire and Ice Blog Hop!

Cambria Hebert

The temperature is dropping, the holidays are coming and its going to be that special time of year again! You know the time of year when its cold outside and all you want to do is snuggle up and read a good book? Using the dropping temperatures as inspiration a group of Most Fabulous bloggers have gotten together to create a Fire & Ice Blog Hop. Where we are celebrating Fiery Hot Reads for Icy Cold Nights!

During this hop you will see hot hot hot guest posts, read amazing excerpts and interviews and celebrate hot books with mega giveaways at every turn!!! You don’t wanna miss this!

The hop begins January 28th and it runs all the way through March 1st! There will be blog stops every single day (most days more than one) highlighting the books we covet and the authors who write them.

Let me introduce you to the most amazing hostesses of this Blog Hop:

Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings

Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Christy at Love of Books

Veronica at Mostly Reviews

Cambria Hebert

Together all of us are working together to create an event that will keep you warm all winter long!!! Because the hop is so big each hostess has taken a week and booking blogs for that week only. 

SOOOOO I totally have the best stop as a TWO-FER!!! My wonderful lovely stalkee, Ms Suzanne Johnson-who also happens to write as Susannah Sandlin- is my lucky pick! I kinda begged her to let me spot light her… And she being so awesome, told me of course! She is completely rockin’!! 🙂 So first, I would like to show you a spotlight of her books! 

Writing as Suzanne Johnston, the Sentinels of New Orleans Series:

sentinnel series


Writing as Susannah Sandlin, the Penton Legacy Series:

penton legacy


Yep, she is that fantastic… And I will say-she’s one of the few who have ever gotten a 6 PAW review from me! Let me give you some links to check out her books and my reviews! *click on the title, it will take you to the goodreads page*

Sentinels of New Orleans:

Royal Street got a 5 PAW review from me – it’s HERE

River Road got a 5 Paw review from me – it’s HERE

Elysian Fields is yet to be released.. I’m sure it’s utterly phenomenal 🙂 

Penton Legacy Series:

Redemption got a 5 PAW review from me – it’s HERE

Absolution got a 5 PAW review from me – it’s HERE

Omega got a seriously awesome 6 PAW review from me – it’s HERE… NOTE- My giveaway for the OMEGA BLOG TOUR is still going on right now… GO HERE, because there are some serious goodies up for grabs!!!

I have a few other links to show you… I’ve posted about these books for a while now 🙂 HERE is my link talking about Absolution, HERE I talk about redemption, HERE I talk about River Road (*this is my favorite because I AM IN LURRRRVVVEEE with JAKE*)… I had a few characters visit as well as Ms. Suzanne, so you may wanna see what we do when I get to cut lose! LOL 🙂 

Now, I would love for you to meet the wonderful HAWT MALE PIECES of the Penton Legacy Series… 

Grilled Author: The Vampires Bite Back

The vampires of Penton, Alabama, hidden away in their underground refuge of last resort, Omega, aren’t aware that author Susannah Sandlin has bugged their conference room. After overhearing this conversation, she is vowing to help the evil Vampire Tribunal take them down. (Well, okay, not really.) Listen in on Aidan Murphy, the scathe leader featured in Redemption, who was turned vampire in 1601 Ireland; Mirren Kincaid, whose story is told in Absolution, a former Scottish mercenary turned about the same time, also in Ireland; and Will Ludlam, featured in Omega (coming out Feb. 5), who was turned as a 22-year-old in 1969 New York.

Aidan: Are you ready to have your whole life laid bare in public, Will? Your book’s coming out in just a few days.

Mirren: Yeah, and it sucks having everybody know your secrets, so get ready, Junior. On second thought, you’re an exhibitionist. You’ll probably like it.

Will: How bad can it be? Although now that I think about it, some crazy stuff has happened lately. Susannah won’t tell everything, will she?

Mirren: Every (bleeping) thing. All of it.

Will: Aidan, this is your fault. You brought her in here. You said it would help if she told our story.

Aidan: Yeah, well, I thought she’d tell everybody about how we have this peaceful town here, living with our human familiars, and we’re being attacked by our own Tribunal. I thought she’d tell about vampires starving because of the pandemic vaccine that made human blood poisonous to us. Instead, she digs out all the dirt about my wife and child back in Ireland, and how I held my mate Krys prisoner. Holy hell, she made me sound like a whining, neurotic pansy.

(Mirren clears throat and chuckles) Which is untrue how?

Aidan: (Bleep) you, Mirren. Everybody knows you’re not a black-wearing badass. You’re colorblind so it’s the only color you feel safe in. You wanted people to know that?

Mirren: Hell, no. I can’t believe she told that. (Looks at Will) What are you laughing at, wiseass? Everybody’s gonna see what a baby you turned into when your leg was injured.

Will: I wasn’t a baby because my leg was injured. I was a baby because I had the worst nurse on Earth. In other words, you.

Aidan: And you got to be a real smartass with Randa in Mirren’s book, but Susannah outs you in your book. Now everybody’s gonna know you’re really afraid of her.

Will: Am not.

Mirren: Yes you are. She has bigger nuts than you.

Will: At least I don’t hang around waiting for her to eat a ton of butter and sugar so I can feed from her. You’re turning Glory into a diabeti—hey, hands off!

Aidan: And be thankful neither of you kidnapped your mate and kept her enthralled like you were some kind of sociopathic freakball. I still can’t believe Krys doesn’t stake me in my daysleep.

Will: I’ve tried to talk her into it, but for some reason she luuuuuuuves you.

Mirren: You really are an ass, you know that?

Aidan: What was your favorite scene—one that Susannah got right? I liked when we had to drain all your blood out, Mirren, and chain you to the bed so you wouldn’t kill us.

Mirren: Yeah, well, I liked the part where I shoved your face in the dirt in your greenhouse.

Will: How about when Mirren went on the rampage with his sword and lopped off all those dudes’ heads right outside the theater where “Twilight” was playing. Talk about literary irony.

Mirren: That was a sweet scene.

Aidan: Yeah. But then Susannah followed you home and, well, we all know what happened. You know—the “accident” with Glory.

Mirren (growls): Why the hell did you bring a writer here, anyway?

Aidan: When I met Susannah, she seemed like a nice woman. Who knew she’d turn into this secret-spilling hag?

Mirren: Watch it. She probably has this place bugged.

(Long silence.)

Will (whispers): That witch. It’s behind the picture frame. Just wait till she shows her face down here again.

Mirren: We’ll be ready.

Aidan: Oh, Susannah? We need to talk to you.

Oops. I’ve been discovered. Have a question for Aidan, Mirren, or Will? DJ, Alex, or Jake? Enter the below by commenting.

HAHAHAHA!!! I love these boys! 🙂 And now I guess it’s time for me to give you something for participating… right?


First… Do NOT forget that if you see this in the month of February, my Omega Blog tour stop is still open for giveaway- GO HERE to see (the awesome) stuff you can win! 

Today… my favorite lady is offering the winner’s  choice of any of the Sentinel of New Orleans OR Penton books in print, digital or audio. Yep, one winner will win one book of your choice of format of any of her books! DUDE her hard covers are FAN-FLIPPING-TASTIC!!!!! I have them hahahaha 😉 plus, I also have some of her ARC- those are fantastic too hahahaha 🙂 OK, so… I’m easy, pretty please leave me or Ms Suzanne a very nice comment to win. That’s it! 

Down below you will find the totally awesome schedule of all of us participating! 

Week 1 January 28-February 2nd hosted by Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings!

January 28th: Fire-and-ice

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Laura Lam: Pantomime 

Barbara@Basia’s Book Shelf: Sarah MacLean: One Good Earl

Deserves a Lover

Candace@Candace’s Book Blog:Kerry Schafer: Between

Jenn@The Starry Eyed Revue: Lauren Morrill: Meant To Be

January 29th: 

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Cambria Hebert: Heven and Hell Series

Celine@Nyx Book Reviews: Marissa Meyer: Cinder

Steph@The Readingista:Ellen Mesiter: Farewell, Dorothy Parker

January 30th:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Miranda Kenneally: Catching Jordan & Stealing Parker

Maja@The Nocturnal Library: Stacia Kane: Sacrificial Magic

Jess@The DMS Files: Wendelin Van Draanen: Flipped

Jenny@Supernatural Snark: Wendy Higgins: Sweet Evil

January 31st:4a26f322362a4a5da5316186bfbcb386_zps45daaa66

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Marissa Meyer: Scarlet

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Santa Montefiore The Woman from Paris

Ali@My Guilty Obsession:Nicole Reed: Ruining Me and Ruining You

Pragya@The Reviewing Shelf: Tolulope Popoola: Nothing Comes Close


February 1st: 

Christy@Love of Books: Tamara Ireland Stone: Time Between Us

Jennifer@Some Like it Paranormal: Lenore Appelhans: Level 2

Heather@Buried In Books: Gayle Forman: Just One Day

February 2nd:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Cynthia Hand: Boundless

Jasprit and Rachel@The Reader’s Den: Colleen Hoover: Hopeless

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Shelly Crane: Significance


Week Two February 3rd-9th hosted by Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert!

February 3rd:More_hearts

Cambria@CambriaHebert:: Dazzle: Amber Garza

Jenn@Indie Supporter: Cambria Hebert’s Ten Worst Valentine’s Gifts

Jenifer@Under A Gray Sky: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation: Lauren Willig

Krista@Breathe in Books: Michelle Leighton

February 4th:

Cambria@CambriaHebert: Komal Lewis: Impossible

Jenn@Indie Supporter: Chloe AdamsSnowflake copy

Lola@Lola’s Reviews :Kaitlin Bevis: Persephone 

Christy@Love of Books: Karice Bolton: The Witch Avenue Series

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Stacey Jay: Romeo Redeemed & Juliet Immortal

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Alyssa Goodnight:Austenensibly Ordinary

Beth@ Beth Art From the Heart:Kristan Higgins: Dancing in the Moonlight

February 5th:

Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert:: Lizzy Ford6a015390e082b4970b0167624a7da0970b

Katy@Book Dream Land: Tara Brown

Pragya@The Reviewing Shelf: Eileen Goudge: The Replacement Wife

February 6th;

Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert: Airicka Phoenix


Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Leigh Moore Talbert: Rouge

Jenn@Indie Supporter: Lizzy Ford

 Beth@ Beth Ann Masarik: Harriet Shultz

February 7th:

Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert: Cameo Renae

Sara@Sara In Bookland:Komal Lewis: Impossible

Christy@Love of Books: Kristin Halbrook:Nobody But Us

Karla@Book Addict: Jus Accardo 

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Pam Jenoff The Ambassador’s Daughter

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Stacy Gail: Nobody’s Angel

 Veronica@ Mostly Reviews:RIchelle Mead: Vampire Academy

February 8th:Fiery

Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert: Heather Hildenbrand: Whisper

Maghon@Happy Tales and Tails: Susannah Sandlin: Penton Legacy

Tricia@Musings of a Writer Reader: Valentine Day Post w. Cambria Hebert

Nikki@Nikki’s Book Blog: Cambria Hebert

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Lori Foster: Run the Risk

February 9th:

Cambria Hebert@CambriaHebert: Tish Thawer

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Cortney Cole: Confessions of an Ali Cat

Anna@Read Between the Lines:Katie Salidas

Jess@Bend the Binding: Cambria Hebert

Jenn@Indie Supporter: Julia Crane

Week Three February 10th-16th is hosted by Christy @ Love of Books 

February 10th:

Christy@Love of Books: Jodi Meadows: New Souls Incarnate

Anne@The Book Garden – J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

Pragya@The Reviewing Shelf:

February 11th:F_HeartSnowwm_6a3b3a2

Christy@Love of Books: Katie McGarry: Pushing the Limits

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings Katherine Keenum: Where Light Falls

Jennifer@Some Like it Paranormal: Cambria Hebert: Recalled

Deea@Deea’s Journal

February 12:

Christy@Love of Books: Eileen Cook: The Almost Truth

Hannah@Book Haven Extraordinaire:

February 13:

Christy@Love of Books: Victoria Scott: The Collector

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Lauren Morrill: Meant To Be

Ron@Stories of my Life

Melissa@Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Penny Watson:Lumberjack in Love

February 14: Fieryheart

Christy@Love of Books: Top Five Fire & Ice Picks

Suzanne@Paranormal Book Fan:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Rachel Hauk The Wedding Dress

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Laura Buzo: Love and Other Perishable Items

February 15:

Christy@Love of Books: Cecy Robson: Sealed with a Curse

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Cambria Hebert

Carolyn@ C.M. Books: Carolyn Brown: He Came For Mine

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Victoria Alexander: The Importance of Being Wicked

February 16th:

Christy@Love of Books: Karice Bolton: The Camp

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Andrea Colt: Torched

Week Four February 17-23 is hosted by Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer

February 17th:Blueglassheart

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer Top Five Fire and Ice Reads

Barbara@Basia’s Book Shelf:Michelle Leighton: Bad Boy

February 18th:

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Susannah Sandlin:Omega

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Samantha Young: On Dublin Street

Diana@Book of Secrets:Victoria Roberts: X Marks the Scot

Ali@My Guilty Obsession: Cambria Hebert: Recalled

Christy@Love of Books:Ron C. Nieto: Silent Song

Andrea@The Bookish Babe: Laura Kaye: Hearts in Darkness


February 19th:

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Sarah MacLean: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Cambria Hebert:Recalled

Beth@ Beth Art From the Heart:RaeAnne Thayne: Dancing in the Moonlight

 Veronica@ Mostly Reviews: Bella Forest: A Shade of Vampire

February 20th:RollingintheDeep

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Kate DeSeRine Better to See You

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings:Pamela Morsi The Lovesick Cure

Melissa@Mochas, Mysteries and More: Linda Lael Miller Top Five Western Historical

Maja@The Nocturnal Library: Ann Aguirre: Bronze GodsRomances.

February 21st:

Christy@Love of Books: Marie Landry (Blue Sky Days and The Game Changer)

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Ann Campbell: Seven Nights in a Rouge’s Bed

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Sarah Jio: Violets of March

Pragya@The Reviewing Shelf:

Jennifer@The Bawdy Book Blog:Wynne Channing: What Kills Me

Barbara@Basia’s Book Shelf:Kendall Ryan: Down To You Series

February 22nd:

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Taherah Mafi: Unravel Me

 Veronica@ Mostly Reviews:Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall

February 23rd:Cold_as_Ice_by_Shace

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer: Amy Lignor: The Angel Chronicles

H.A. Fowler: Blood Thirsty Muses: Cold-Blooded Heroes Make for Steamy Winter Nights

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Heather Hildenbrand: Whisper

Week Four February 24th-March 1st is hosted by Veronica@Mostly Reviewsplease contact  for a date this week.

February 24th:

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Liz Long: Gifted

February 25th:

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Jessica Spotswood: Born Wicked

Christy@Love of Books:Jax Garren: Tales of the Underlight Series

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Juliet Dark: Water Witch

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:H. M. Ward: Secret Series


February 26th:

Kimba@ The Caffeinated Reviewer:Misty Evans: Kali Sweet Series

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Janelle Stalder: Eden

Jennifer@Some Like it Paranormal:Michelle Rowan: Wicked Kiss

February 27th:

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Selina Fenech:Empath Chronicles 

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Julianna Scott: The Holders

Pragya@The Reviewing Shelf:

February 28th

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Karina Halle

Christy@Love of Books:Cambria Hebert: Recalled

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Miranda Kenneally: Things I Can’t Forget

March 1st:Pics--dodatki--DrNick-03--album-3--Hearths--new--flower--heart--Rose--red--romantic--cold--Ice--sweet--miss-you--missing-you--icy--ceca_larg

Veronica@Mostly Reviews: Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels: Project ELE

I sure do wish everyone GOOD LUCK!!! I mean there’s a ton to win! Serious goodies… I really really wanna say thank you FOREVER AND EVER to Ms Suzanne who makes me giggle when I email her with my crazy rambling! She is so kind and always willing to help! And she seems to make my wishes come true-she sent me a birthday present from Mirren!!! 🙂 He’s my other book boyfriend! 🙂 I kinda love all of her men, in both series, which is why I picked her… Her books are the perfection for this blog hop! And thank you extra to those wonderful hostesses who put this on! You guys ROCK!!

Thank you each who stopped by today! If you are one of my regulars… I love you the mostest- LOL but if you are a newbie, I wish for you to enjoy yourself and maybe stick around or enter into my other giveaways going on! No worries if you don’t! I never make anyone follow me! 

Happy reading everyone! Later gators!!! 



27 thoughts on “Fire and Ice Blog Hop!

  1. Her books sound fantastic and I can’t wait to start reading them now 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  2. Roger Simmons says:

    I have read Redemption and Absolution. Amazon said Omega will be here today. Have been waiting. Very anxious to read about Will & Randa. Wonderful series. Buy the books guys, you will enjoy. Will and the books. LOL.

  3. miki says:

    I absolutely love thse series and i can’t wait for elysian field.
    Sometimes i would like the women to be there to teach the boys a lessons^^ so susannah ^^ don’t go there alone next time make the women’s power work!


  4. Roger Simmons says:

    Just received Omega in the mail. Must go, have some reading to do.

  5. Pragya says:

    LOL! Love the conversation. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

  6. Heidi says:

    Thanks sweet girl for including the whole schedule on your blog. I have been dying to read the New Orleans Series I have read some awesometastic reviews on it. Now I am torn if I should per chance win which series to go with. I am still leaning toward New Orleans. I guess I had better start stalking Susannah as well and invite her my blog then I can be assured to get the books read. I really really want to win this one! Happy weekend! Thanks for being a part of Fire and Ice.

  7. Christy @ Love of Books says:

    LOVE Royal Street! I’m going to read the 2nd book soon. And I been harassed by other people to read the Penton Legacy Series so I will! 😀 Great post!

    • Thanks, Christy! I really love River Road even more than Royal Street so I’ll be interested in seeing what you think of it 🙂 And what nice friends, harrassing you to read the Penton series!!

  8. Meghan Stith says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really love all those book covers… intense and beautiful!

  9. Joy F says:

    Books look great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. bn100 says:

    Fun interview.

  11. Barbara E. says:

    I really enjoyed the post. I just finished reading Royal Street and loved it, and I look forward to reading the rest of Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin’s books.

  12. Janie McGaugh says:

    That was a great interview!

  13. Dione Sage says:

    Love the covers for these books! Plus both series sound great! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  14. elaing8 says: when the boys are interviewed together.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  15. donnas1 says:

    I love the Penton vampires.

  16. Janie McGaugh says:

    I enjoyed the interview and look forward to reading these books. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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