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Monday, 09 April 2012 20:05

Review: Magic Unchained

Magic_Unchained“Magic Unchained” by Jessica Andersen (paranormal, Signet Eclipse, April 2012, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: The Final Prophecy

  1. “Nightkeepers” – Striking Jaguar & Leah Daniels
  2. “Dawnkeepers” – Nate Blackhawkk & Alexis Gray
  3. “Skykeepers” – Sasha Ledbetter & Michael Stone
  4. “Demonkeepers” – Lucius & Jade
  5. “Blood Spells” – Patience & Brandt
  6. “Storm Kissed” – Reese Montana & Snake Mendez
  7. “Magic Unchained” – Cara Liu & Sven
  8. “Spellfire” – Rabbit & Myrinne; and Anna (to be released November 2012)

 

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“Magic Unchained” by Jessica Andersen (review copy)
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“Ravishing the Heiress” by Sherry Thomas (review copy)
This book releases on July 3, 2012. Review to come. But in the meantime, I will say that Sherry Thomas is an increcible writer and storyteller.

 

“Two Hot” by Delilah Devlin (ebook)
This is an extremely short (22 pp) erotic romance featuring a heroine and two heroes. When her neighbors catch Emily spying on them during a power outage, they finally decide to go after what they want. This is a very steamy and quick read. I do generally find it harder to remember what transpires in these shorter stories though because there isn’t enough character development. These types of stories are much more erotically focused.

 

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Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:03

Review: About That Night

201204_AboutThatNight“About That Night” by Julie James (contemporary, Berkley, April 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

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Series: FBI/US Attorney Series

  1. “Something About You” – Cameron Lynde & Jack Pallas
  2. “A lot Like Love” – Jordan Rhodes & Nick McCall
  3. “About That Night” – Kyle Rhodes & Rylann Pierce

 

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Saturday, 07 April 2012 18:35

Review: Barefoot Season

Barefoot_Season“Barefoot Season” by Susan Mallery (contemporary, women’s fiction, Mira, March 2012, $14.95, 368pp)

 

Summary:
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

 

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

 

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

 

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.  

 

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Friday, 06 April 2012 12:23

Review: Party of Three

201204_PartyofThree“Party of Three” by Lacey Alexander (erotic, Signet Eclipse, April 2012, $14.00, 336pp)

 

Series: H.O.T. Cops

  1. “Bad Girl by Night” – Carly Winters/Desiree & Jake Lockhart
  2. “Party of Three” – Mira Adams & Ethan West
  3. “Give into Me” – Rogan Wolfe & April Pediston (to be released February 2013)

 

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:22

Review: A Scandalous Countess

Scandalous_countess“A Scandalous Countess” by Jo Beverley (historical, Signet, February 2012, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Summary:
Lady May is back. And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the Earl of Maybury, was killed in a duel. Even a year of mourning hasn't quieted the rumors of her infidelity.

 

Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde, but a scarred ex-naval officer threatens her plans...

 

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:42

Review: Caught in the Act

caught_300“Caught in the Act” by Jill Sorenson (romantic suspense, Bantam, April 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

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Summary:
As the owner of a flourishing Latin American crafts boutique, Karina Strauss should be basking in her success. Instead she’s worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend—and prisoner—of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the United States illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the handsome border protection officer who lets Kari off the hook. It’s not just Kari’s tantalizing flash of skin that catches Adam’s attention—her drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past.

 

Moreno demands that Kari smuggle a package for him in exchange for her sister’s freedom. Adam also gets dangerously close, tempting her to surrender and fulfill her wildest desires. As Kari prepares for the drug run, dark secrets, violent criminals, and deadly consequences lurk around every corner. But concern for her sister drives Kari toward a terrifying act, despite Adam’s warnings, despite her overwhelming fears—and despite the odds against coming out alive.

 

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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:43

Review: A Week to Be Wicked

week-to-be-wicked-mm-c“A Week to Be Wicked” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 354pp)

 

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Series: Spindle Cove

  1. “A Night to Surrender” – Victor Bramwell & Susanna Finch
  2. “Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” – Violet Winterbottom & Lord Christian Pierce
  3. “A Week to Be Wicked” – Minerva Highwood & Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne
  4. “A Lady by Midnight” – Kate Taylor & Samuel Thorne (a September 2012 release)

 

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“How to Ravish a Rake” by Vicky Dreiling (ebook, review copy, NetGalley
See review

 

“Maya’s Masters” by Abby Blake (ebook)
I enjoyed this m/f/m ménage book for the most part. It was extremely hot and naughty with BDSM elements. I liked both Cam and Derek.

 

“Master of Sin” by Maggie Robinson (review copy)
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Sunday, 01 April 2012 19:50

Review: Master of Sin

masterofsin200x300“Master of Sin” by Maggie Robinson (historical, Kensington, April 2012, $14.00, 305pp)

 

Series: The Courtesan Court

  1. “Mistress by Mistake” – Charlotte & Michael
  2. “Mistress by Midnight” – Desmond & Laurette
  3. “Mistress by Marriage” – Edward & Caroline
  4. “Master of Sin” – Andrew & Gemma

 

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