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Friday, 01 June 2012 13:16

Author Q & A: Nalini Singh

Nalini_SinghRNN is delighted to host Nalini Singh, whose latest Psy/Changeling installment "Tangle of Need," released earlier this week. "Tangle of Need" is a Recommended Read at RNN. Check out Jennifer's review.

 

Read on to find out how to enter to win a copy of the first book in the Psy/Changeling series, "Slave to Sensation" from RNN.

 

Q: In "Tangle of Need," Riaz is dealing with the fact that his mate is married to (and in love with) someone else. This is a big stumbling block to the development of his relationship to Adria. How do you think their relationship is affected by the fact that Riaz has already found his mate?

A: This one of the core elements of the story, so I can’t say much without spoiling the book. However, what I will say is that Riaz and Adria’s emotional journey is raw, intense and may just surprise you.

 

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Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:11

Review: Tangle of Need

Tangle_of_Need“Tangle of Need” by Nalini Singh (paranormal, Berkley, June 2012, $25.96, 432pp)

 

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Series: Book 11 in the Psy/Changelings series

 

Summary:
Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past--one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:56

Review: A Night Like This

Night_Like_This“A Night Like This” by Julia Quinn (historical, Avon, June 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: The Smythe-Smith Quartet

  1. “Just Like Heaven” – Honoria Smythe-Smith & Marcus Holyroyd
  2. “A Night Like This” – Anne Wynter & Daniel Smythe-Smith

 

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Monday, 28 May 2012 15:29

Review: Wife 22

Wife22covers“Wife 22” by Melanie Gideon (fiction, Ballantine, June 2012, $26.00, 400pp)

 

Summary:
Maybe it was the five pounds I’d gained that I couldn’t seem to lose. Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her. Maybe it was because after almost twenty years of marriage my husband and I seemed to be running out of things to say to each other.

 

But when the anonymous online study called “Marriage in the 21st Century” showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life. It wasn’t long before I was assigned both a pseudonym (Wife 22) and a caseworker (Researcher 101).

 

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RNNREad2-3“Thief of Shadows” by Elizabeth Hoyt (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
This book releases in late June. Review to come.

 

“Blonde and Owner” by Sindra van Yssel (ebook)
This is one of my favorite stories by Sindra van Yssel. Susan’s date takes her to a BDSM club hoping to get her to dominate him, and she is shocked by her date’s request. Because she is tall, many people think she is dominant – but she isn’t. Vincent recognizes the submissive in Susan and reacts accordingly. I loved their relationship.

 

“The Riding Crop” by Karyn Gerrard (ebook)
This is a very short, historical and erotic story that I got when it was free on Amazon. I enjoyed it, but really would have liked it to be longer.

 

RNNREad2-3“Tangle of Need” by Nalini Singh (review copy, re-read)
Review to come.

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Taming_Scottish_Princess“The Taming of the Scottish Princess” by Karen Hawkins (historical, Pocket, May 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

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Series: The Hurst Amulet

  1. “One Night in Scotland” – Mary Hurst & the Earl of Erroll
  2. “Scandal in Scotland” – Marcail Beauchamp & William Hurst
  3. “A Most Dangerous Profession” – Robert Hurst & Moira MacAllister
  4. “The Taming of a Scottish Princess” – Michael Hurst & Jane Smyth-Haughton

 

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Sunday, 27 May 2012 08:19

Review: Hot for Fireman

hot-for-fireman-150“Hot for Fireman” by Jennifer Bernard (contemporary, Avon, June 2012, $5.99, 384pp)

 

Series: Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

  1. “The Fireman Who Loved Me” - Melissa McGuire & Harry Brody
  2. “Hot for Fireman” – Katie Dean & Ryan Blake

 

Summary:
Katie Dean is stuck running her Dad’s bar and hires Ryan Blake as her new bartender, but runs into trouble as she tries to keep the bar afloat and look for a way to torch it at the same time.  How was she supposed to know Ryan is a former firefighter.

 

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Saturday, 26 May 2012 19:52

Review: The Girl's Guide to Man Hunting

Girls-Guide-to-Manhunting-199x300“The Girl’s Guide to Man Hunting” by Jessica Clare (erotic, Berkley Heat, May 2012, $15.00, 336pp)

 

Series: Bluebonnet

  1. “The Girl’s Guide to Man Hunting” – Miranda Hill & Dane Croft
  2. “The Care and Feeding of an Alpha Male” – Beth Ann Williamson & Colt Waggoner (to be released)

 

Summary:
Once, Miranda felt a little exposed...

Miranda Hill can't believe her eyes--her cocky ex-boyfriend, pro hockey player Dane Croft, is back in Bluebonnet, Texas, after all these years. He ditched her--and their little town--just as some rather shocking photos showed up on the Internet for everyone to see. Miranda wasn't so lucky. Stuck in Bluebonnet and left to fend for herself, she's never really shaken the scandal--or his betrayal. After nine long years, Dane's back, and she has the chance to turn the tables on him...

 

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Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:17

Review: Rescue Me

Rescue-Me-171x300“Rescue Me” by Rachel Gibson (contemporary, Avon, June 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Summary:
Mercedes (Sadie) Howell is a successful realtor who returns to her small hometown in Texas to attend her cousin’s wedding.  Seen as a maverick by the proper ladies of town, she hasn’t returned since her high school graduation.  She arrives in town in time to rescue former Navy SEAL Vince Haven whose truck has broken down on his way to Lovett to visit his aunt. Will these two outsiders fit into Lovett, TX or cause a scandal?

 

Review: (This reviewer gives "Rescue Me" 3 of 5 stars)
This book was good, but while it had its funny moments in many ways it dragged.  Vince and Sadie spend more time apart in the first half of the book than together.  One thing that bothered me were all the current event references, which I believe will date the book quickly, and make this one not something to be picked up and enjoyed time and again.  But all and all a decent read.

 

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 20:06

Review: Lucky in Love

Lucky_in_Love“Lucky in Love” by Jill Shalvis (contemporary, Grand Central, May 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

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Series: Lucky Harbor

  1. “Simply Irresistible” – Maddie & Jax
  2. “The Sweetest Thing” – Tara & Ford
  3. “Head Over Heels” – Chloe & Sawyer
  4. “Lucky in Love” – Mallory & Ty
  5. “At Last” – Amy & Matt
  6. “Forever and a Day” – Josh & Grace

 

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