Top 5 List & Giveaway: Cathy Yardley’s Books I Would Sell My Soul For & Win TEMPING IS HELL

January 17, 2013 Giveaways, Guests 38

Today we are excited to have Cathy Yardley visit us on her blog tour for the first book in her “light, funny, and hellishly good” Necessary Evil paranormal romance series; TEMPING IS HELL (available now from Entangled Publishing). Cathy is here to give us the top 5 books she would sell her soul for and giveaway an ebook copy of TEMPING IS HELL.


Cathy Yardley’s Top 5 Books I Would Sell My Soul For

I tried to write a post about five books I’d sell my soul for – but I’m a sucker for series, and let’s face it: there is nothing more addictive then waiting for the next book,  am I right?  Two o’clock in the morning, bleary eyed, I’ll finally finish a book and shut off the light with a little sigh of satisfaction.  Then, the next morning, my first thought will be:  when can I get the sequel?

So here are the series that I’d sell my soul to keep reading.


The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Who doesn’t love Ash and the crew? I enjoy the camaraderie, and especially the humor.  Go Simi!

Dark-Hunter 5 Book Box Set



A Song of Ice And Fire, by George R. R. Martin.

I’ve been a hit-and-miss high fantasy reader, but this series hooked me from the jump and has not let go.  I’m not finished with it yet, and I’m breathlessly waiting to see what happens to the huge cast of characters.  Not to mention that, with this author, nobody’s safe.  The guy has the guts to kill off major characters right and left.  Ack!  Addictive, though!




Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling.

Okay, this probably shouldn’t count, since the series is over, but hey – if she started writing the grown up adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione, I would be pre-ordering those suckers in a hot minute.  And I still re-read them.



The In Death series, by J.D. Robb.

These have been comfort reads for me.  And even after god knows how many books, she’s still developing characters, throwing in some surprises while letting us hang out with the crew we know and love.



The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher

This is not only far and away number one on my list… this is like crack. Seriously.  I devour these books in a day, despite trying to pace myself.  I am a fiend when it comes to Harry Dresden!  When’s the next book out, again?


I’m compulsive by nature. When I like something, I tend to love it. I devour books like they were coated in dark chocolate. If I love a story, I will do whatever I can to stay in that world and find out what happens next, until I reach the last word on the last page. If that means propping up the book during dinner or while washing dishes; sneaking pages as a treat during the work day or while my son’s distracted by one of his many blinking, gyrating and beeping toys; or worst of all, sacrificing my few hours of sleep by staying up till the wee hours of the morning, just to finish the book… well, I do it. I can’t help myself. I have a lot of loves. My son’s laugh. My husband’s kisses. Walking the streets of Paris with a fresh brioche. Watching the leaves turn in fall. Listening to a mélange of Modest Mouse, Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse while driving down the coast, against the blink of the ocean.

But the loves of my life – reading and writing – are also the demons that drive me. If you’re like me, I hope you enjoy my books… and perhaps, just perhaps, you’ll be encouraged to write yours, as well.



Giveaway provided by Entangled Publishing
One e-copy of TEMPING IS HELL by Cathy Yardley

Temping Is Hell


Available on January 2013 from Entangled Publishing



Kate O’Hara can’t wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it’s so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn’t enticement enough to keep her there. Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she’s out. Or so she thinks…


Next thing she knows, she’s accidentally signed over her soul. Literally. And she’s discovered Thomas’s real mission: to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his—now his and Kate’s—souls back.


From learning to boost the morale of some paper-pushing demons to navigating her way through blood-red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super-hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out—p permanently!

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38 Responses to “Top 5 List & Giveaway: Cathy Yardley’s Books I Would Sell My Soul For & Win TEMPING IS HELL”

  1. Viki S.

    The worst job I ever had was wet sanding cars preparing them for autobody work.

  2. sienny

    I’m only on my second job, both are challenging jobs. So i think i never had a bad job

  3. Stella (Ex Libris)

    Worst job I had being an intern to a workaholic politician, I was working part time while going to university and quite often I was still at the office at 9 and 10 pm at night for a pittance of a salary.

    • Heather

      oh ummm worst job ever I think was when I did housekeeping at a small motel for a short time. what a terrible job to have to do full time all the time

  4. erinf1

    Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Congrats to Cathy on the new release! it sounds fun! The worst job I had was when I was a freshman in college. I applied to be an “assistant” to a guy who was a paraplegic. Before you start throwing rotten fruit at me, he was a jerk! His parents were loaded and he was spoiled rotten. I lasted about 2 weeks and when I finally told him that I wasn’t able to continue due to “school” he screamed obscenities at me and threatened to “ruin” me. I get chills just thinking about it and that was 10 years ago!

  5. Readsalot81

    The worst job I’ve ever had was working for a vet at a racetrack. I didn’t mind having the horses try to kick me (they were doing as nature intended).. so much as the people. Talk about people lying, cheating, and stealing to win.. and harming their animal in the process. (Plus the vet was an ass.. homophobic, racist and a general all around idiot)

  6. Jennifer Demarais

    For a very short time while being very desperate I tried a job walking around Kmart trying to get people to let me ask them some questions to try to get them to make an apptment for window replacement. $ hours on your feet with 1 10 min break and people being rude! So NOT fun.

  7. Lege Artis

    Worst job ever… I was doing my internship in da office who was bringing his barely legal mistress to work and showing her in my office saying: “Have fun, you girls!”

  8. Crystal F

    I’ve been lucky and have only had a few jobs even though I’ve worked since I was 15. My worst was working in retail, just because I’m not meant to work with the public. I’m meant to be in my back corner of the lab where I don’t have to work with many people, not answer questions and be friendly 😉

  9. Rebe

    I worked at an amusement park for 3 summers as a teenager. So horrible. I actually temped in college after that, and it was soooo much better it’s not even funny!

  10. D.B. Smyth

    Loved this list! Some I’ve read, but a few are new to me. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Worst job ever, airline customer service… on phones! I think it ruined my relationship with phones for life.

  11. Josephine

    Working as an adult literacy coordinator – the job itself was rewarding, but I had a boss who needled people until they cried regularly.

  12. Nae

    I worked in a fish and chicken shop for a year, its gross. Annoying hours and I came home smelling of bleach and chicken stuffing each and every shift. I am so glad I got out of there 🙂

  13. Brittanie

    I’ve only had 2 jobs and neither one of them were that bad. Though there is plenty of time left for me to find a horrible job!

  14. Tamlyn

    My worst job was your standard chicken shop. Pretty boring as far as worst jobs go, hey? 🙂

  15. D. D. Falvo

    Love all the whole top 5 reading list! The Necessary Evil series (Temping is Hell) belongs among them. 😀 My worst job ever: A cad-cam company (computer graphic arts) where they threw me into an assistant position for the big guy, and he happily dumped several hundred, super technical resumes on my desk (of which I had no expertise with) and told me my job was to sort, categorize and prioritize them for future reference. I hated the thought that someone might not get a job because I read their resume wrong!

  16. C.L.

    Telemarketing, hands down. I began to look forward to people hanging up on me. At least they weren’t screaming at me.

  17. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I’ve only had one type of job, selling and framing in art galleries (3 different places) and I loved it, but in one gallery the owner was always screaming at everyone – it was a man – and I only lasted 6 months.

  18. Ren

    Since I just work once, the worst job I had experienced is having no job. Its sucks to find that I can’t do anything and have money for my own

  19. Jenny

    I worked in the collections department for a major credit card… worse thing ever. I hated every second of it. I think I only lasted about four months.

  20. Kate P.

    My worst job ever was testing every single phone and ethernet jack in the dorms of the college I went to. We had to go to every single room and make sure the number matched up with the directory- and this was before the rooms were cleaned for the next year!

  21. munchkin

    can’t really say i had a worst job- store, restaurant and teaching. though i do dislike cleaning up vomit at school !

  22. Denise Z

    I believe the worst job I ever had was in a call center setting up appointments for people to buy timeshares in Palm Springs – shuddering just remembering 🙂 Thank you for the fun!

  23. wanda f

    Temporary work in a factory retagging socks ugh it as sooo boring.