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Book Picks for the Week of November 5, 2012

Written by Jennifer Porter
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Jessica Andersen’s “Spellfire” (Signet)
I adore this paranormal series that features the Nightwalkers who are fighting to stop the Mayan end-date prophecy from happening. I have a review copy of this that I am desperately trying to find the time to read. This one is the final book in the series – and I love the fact that Andersen created this series with definitive end. We need more of this.

 

Beth Ciotta’s “Her Sky Cowboy” (Signet)
I have to admit that Steampunk books can make me twitchy, so I often avoid them. I’m not sure if it is the sky cowboy hero or the lure of sky pirates that appeals. However, I want to read this one. I do have a review copy waiting for waiting for me.

 

Olivia Cunning’s “Double Time” (Sourcebooks)
I have yet to read any of Olivia Cunning’s sinners books. However, review Missy Thompson loved this one – and I’ve heard lots of great buzz about it.

 

 

Lauren Dane’s “Tart” (Berkley)
I’ve read this one and will be posting a review tomorrow. But this m/m/f ménage story is as delicious as it series name proclaims it to be. It is hot and is filled with serious baked good. This is a combination that I could never resist.

 

Lydia Dare’s “Wolfishly Yours” (Sourcebooks)
This one slipped under my radar, and I kind of forgot all about it. However, Dare is a master at infusing historicals with the paranormal. I am a big fan of this series.

 

Delphine Dryden’s “Tell Me No Lies” (Ellora’s Cave)
Dryden is fast becoming one of my favorite erotic romances. She is almost an auto-buy for me. This one features a hero and heroine who have been friends for most of their lives and BDSM. I cannot wait for this one to be released. I will be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it.

 

Christy English’s “How to Tame a Willful Wife” (Sourcebooks)
I love the premise of this one: a military man who exerts control over his fiery passion looking for an obedient wife – and gets anything but. This is billed as a retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew.” I’m quite curious about this one and do plan to buy a copy.

 

Juliana Gray’s “A Gentleman Never Tells” (Berkley)
This historical romance is as wonderful as Gray’s debut “A Lady Never Lies.” The three books in this series are deeply connected and take place at roughly the same time. I will be posting a review of this one, but adored it. This one has a reunited lovers theme. I absolutely cannot wait for the third book.

 

Thea Harrison’s “Lord’s Fall” (Berkley)
What can I say about Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series without squeeing like a crazy fan-girl? It is one of the best paranormal series out there today (on par with Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changelings and Guild Hunters). In “Lord’s Fall,” Harrison revisits Pia and Dragos as the two are separated by Wyr duties. While this one doesn’t fit the traditional romance mold (due to the established couple), I enjoyed spending time with these two and learning more about the machinations of Wyr politics. A review of this one is  forthcoming.

 

Beth Kery’s “Exposed to You” (Berkley)
This is another erotic romance that I have already read. It rocks. It has one of the most erotic oral sex scenes that I’ve ever read – and has an engaging plot. Beth Kery knows how to write erotic romance. A review is forthcoming.

 

Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe & Stefanie Sloane’s “Naughty & Nice 3-Story Bundle” (Loveswept)
Three Christmas novellas by three great authors? I didn’t even think twice about pre-ordering this title – and this is despite the fact that there are no story descriptions on Amazon. As such, I have no idea what any of them are about, but I am looking forward to reading them.

 

Lora Leigh’s “Nauti Temptress” (Berkley)
When this book arrived on my doorstep, I dropped everything to read it. I am a huge fan of Lora Leigh (is there anyone who doesn’t know this already?), but in this case, I needed to read this book so that I could count the number of times Leigh used the word spurt for my spurt study. There are 9 spurts in this one for the curious (which makes it a highly spurty book). In this one, Leigh is starting a new story arc for the series with three new Mackay sisters (half-sisters of Dawg). There are some weird things about this story (convoluted plot, Dawg as dumbass, etc), but I enjoyed it anyway.

 

Jess Michaels’ “For Desire Alone” (Samhain)
While I’m not overly fond of romances that feature mistresses as heroines, I am a big fan of Jess Michaels. I enjoy her historical romances and like the way that she blends history, romance and erotic elements.

 

Elisabeth Naughton’s “Enslaved” (Sourcebooks)
This book is part of another fabulous paranormal series. This series features a group of immortal warriors and is rooted in Greek mythology (which I LOVE). Gryphon, the hero, is one massively tormented soul who was permanently altered by his death and resurrection. Malea, who has her own fascinating backstory, calms him demons. They make for a wonderful couple. A full review is to come.

 

Lisa Marie Rice’s “Heart of Danger” (Avon Red)
How have I not read this already? It is so easy to lose track of all of the ebooks/egalleys that I get for review. I am so addicted to Lisa Marie Rice’s stories.

 

Jill Shalvis’ “Rescue Me” (Berkley)
I’ve only read Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor books. However, I adore them and think that Shalvis writes some kick-ass stories. As such, I need to read her other books. I do have a copy of this and hope to read it sooner rather than later.

 

Tracy Anne Warren’s “Her Highness and the Highlander” (Berkley)
Some of Warren’s books I love and some I have trouble reading. However, I always want to read her new books. I have a copy of this one and am trying to find time to fit in into my reading schedule.

 

Tammara Webber’s “Easy” (Berkley)
Berkley is re-releasing this title today. I loved this book. It is so well written and will take readers on an emotional journey (which is worth it in the end).

 

 

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