Sunday, 18 March 2012 18:27

Review: Protector

PROTECTOR-185x300“Protector” by Catherine Mann (romantic suspense, Berkley, March 2012, $7.99, 306pp)


Series: Dark Ops

  1. “Defender” – Jimmy Gage & Chloe Nelson
  2. “Hotshot” – Vince DeLuca & Shay Bassett
  3. “Renegade” – Mason “Smooth” Randolph & Jill Walczak
  4. “Protector” – Charles Tanaka & JoLynn Taylor
  5. "Guardian" - Sophie Campbell & David "Ice" Berg (to be released September 2012)


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Sunday, 18 March 2012 16:21

Review: Merrick's Destiny

merrick-210“Merrick’s Destiny” by Moira Rogers (paranormal, OmniLit/All Romance Ebooks, February 2012, $2.99, 20,000 words)


Series: Bloodhounds

  1. “Wilder’s Mate” (book 1) – Wilder Harding & Sartira
  2. “Merrick’s Destiny” (book 1.5) – Merrick Wood & Paralee Colton
  3. “Hunter’s Prey” (book 2) – Ophelia & Hunter
  4. “Archer’s Destiny” (book 3) – Archer & Grace Linwood (to be released July 3, 2012)


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Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:22

Review: Heiress Without a Cause

HeiressWithoutCause“Heiress Without a Cause” by Sara Ramsey (historical, SpencerHill Associates, February 2012, $3.99, 340pp)


Series: Muses of Mayfair

  • “Heiress Without a Cause” – Lady Madeleine Vaillant & William “Ferguson” Avenel
  • “Scotsmen Prefer Blondes” – Lady Amelia Staunton & Malcolm MacCabe (to be released March 29, 2012)
  • “The Marquess Who Loved Me” – Ellie & Nick (to be released June/July 2012)


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Wednesday, 14 March 2012 19:21

Review: Still Hot for You

stillhotforyou3“Still Hot for You” by Diane Escalera (contemporary, Lyrical Press, March 2012, $3.99, 23,000 words)


Want to get your man talking? Give him booty!

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Shay LaCosta is pretty desperate. She's wrecked her blissful marriage of five years by demanding she and her husband Dylan have a baby. What the hell was she thinking? She knows she was wrong and she's ready to set things right, if only Dylan will let her. Bet he can't shun her Booty Camp offer: delicious, white-hot sex in exchange for what's going on inside his brain.


Dylan may be macho and stubborn, but he really does miss his wife. A little of Shay's pushing gets him past their estrangement and into her web of seduction. She seems to have an erotic week mapped out to perfection, and who is he to complain? Their marriage is meant to be, so they'll fight with each other, and they'll fight for each other.


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Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:36

Author Interview: Diane Escalera

Deepic9RNN welcomes romance author Diane Escalera, whose upcoming title "Still Hot for You" from Lyrical Press releases on March 19th


Author Bio:

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Diane Escalera makes her home in sunny South Florida.  The sultry paradise is a steady source of inspiration for her hot love stories.  Diane is married, has two children and a super cute dachshund she can’t get enough of.  She writes contemporary romance, and is published with Kensington Publishing and Lyrical Press.


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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:04

Review: Taking a Shot

Taking_Shot“Taking a Shot” by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley, March 2012, $15.00, 336pp)




Series: Play by Play

  1. “The Perfect Play” – Mick & Tara
  2. “Changing the Game” – Gavin & Liz
  3. “Taking a Shot” – Jenna & Ty
  4. “Playing to Win” – Cole & Savannah (to be released September 2012)


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Monday, 12 March 2012 18:10

Review: Forbidden Fantasies

forbidden-fantasies-198x300“Forbidden Fantasies” by Jodie Griffin (erotic, Carina, March 2012, $3.99, 27,000 words)


After fifteen years of marriage, Jessica Meyers’s sex life is, well, a little predictable. Her handsome husband turns her on, but missionary style once or twice a week? It just can’t compare to the hot new world she discovers in the pages of erotic romances. Her fantasies fuel the fire of her desire, adding a new spark to her and Alex’s lovemaking. But Jess is afraid to tell her husband what she really wants in bed–and her secrets start coming between them.


State trooper Alex Meyers is a master at uncovering the truth–except when it comes to his sweet, shy wife. She’s clearly keeping something from him. An affair? She wants out? When he finally confronts Jess, he’s shocked to learn she wants to turn her forbidden fantasies into nightly realities. But when he takes her to a unique B and B–Bondage and Breakfast–catering to couples and multiples, Alex is about to find out just how far he’ll go.


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RNNREad2-3“Beguiling the Beauty” by Sherry Thomas (review copy)
This book is out on May 1, 2012, so I won’t be publishing my review for a while. However, Sherry Thomas is a magnificent writer, and I am so glad she is back with new books this year.


“Still Hot for You” by Diane Escalera (ebook, review copy)
Review to come


“Forbidden Fantasies” by Jodie Griffin (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
see review


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Friday, 09 March 2012 18:38

Review: The Bro-Magnet

bromag1“The Bro-Magnet” by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (contemporary, TKA Distribution, December 2011, $4.99, 757kb): This is one of those books that generated a great deal of buzz online – much of it positive. I admit I was intrigued. After all, this story is told entirely from the male perspective. It sounded different, and I love to check out books that are different. They might not always works so well, but they are often entertaining. And boy, this book is entertaining. It is funny, charming and odd, and it has much to say about the differences between men and women.


Johnny Smith is a guy that men love and that women don’t. He loves sports, is a fan of old cars, often makes stupid decisions, is a house painter and has never had a serious relationship with a woman. Now in his thirties, he has been a best man countless times as his male friends keep finding love, but is still alone. Johnny wants nothing more than to find someone to love, despite the fact that he believes it is unlikely that he will. After all, ever since he killed his mother (according to his aunt) shortly after his birth, women have had very little use for him.


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Thursday, 08 March 2012 14:24

Review: Lucky Penny

Lucky_Penny“Lucky Penny” by Catherine Anderson (historical, Signet, January 2012, $7.99, 432pp): “Lucky Penny” is another Coulter family historical novel by Catherine Anderson. This book shows exactly how far a woman will go for her child. Brianna and David, the two main characters, are brought together by a fictitious story that Brianna tells to protect her daughter. Over time, she finds out how hard it is to keep the truth hidden.


In 1891, there were very few jobs available for a young mother. Brianna found one taking care of a widow’s son. When this man made advances, she kindly informed him that she was married. A bit later, he wants Brianna to write her husband and ask him to come get her and their child. He is about to remarry and has no use for Brianna’s services anymore. With her back against the wall, Brianna starts sending letters to David Paxton; a man she doesn’t think exists. For six years, Brianna and her daughter, Daphne, continue writing letters to the fictitious David. Over time, Daphne takes the story to heart and wishes that her papa would come to their rescue.


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