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Monday, 23 April 2012 14:35

Review: Paris in Love

Written by Jennifer Porter

paris_350“Paris in Love” by Eloisa James (memoir, Random House, April 2012, $26.00, 273pp)

 

Summary:
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

 

With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen's sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband's notions of quality time, her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language, and her mother-in-law Marina's raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).

 

Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:27

Review: All for You

Written by Trina Chase

all-for-you-xl“All for You” by Lynn Kurland (time travel, Jove, April 2012, $7.99, 320pp)


 

Summary:
FALLING THROUGH TIME IS DANGEROUS…

Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of Fate sends her hurtling through time…

UNLESS THERE’S SOMEONE TO CATCH YOU.

Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he’s the only one who can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they’ll face won’t be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts…. 

 

Saturday, 21 April 2012 19:40

Review: A Lady's Revenge

Written by Jennifer Porter

A-Ladys-Revenge-Cover-Feb-2012-55K_FINAL“A Lady’s Revenge” by Tracey Devlyn (historical, Sourcebooks, April 2012, $6.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Nexus

  1. “A Lady’s Revenge” – Cora deBeau & Guy Trevelyan
  2. “Checkmate My Lord” – Lord Somerton, Sebastian Danvers & Lauren Ashcroft (to be released early 2013)
  3. Untitled – Ethan deBeau & Samantha Hunt (to be released fall 2013)

 

Summary:
A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.

 

British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.

 

After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?

 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:48

Review: The Witness

Written by Jennifer Porter

TheWitness“The Witness” by Nora Roberts (romantic suspense, Putnam, April 2012, $27.95, 496pp)

 

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Summary:
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Monday, 16 April 2012 19:05

Review: The Flower Reader

Written by Trina Chase

flowerreadercover“The Flower Reader” by Elizabeth Loupas (historical fiction, April 2012, NAL, $15.00, 448pp)

 

Summary:
Rinette Leslie of Granmuir has the ancient gift of divining the future in flowers, but her gift cannot prepare her for the turmoil that comes when the dying queen regent entrusts her with a casket full of Scotland's darkest secrets. On the very day she means to deliver it to newly crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, Rinette's husband is brutally assassinated.

 

Devastated, Rinette demands justice before she will surrender the casket, but she is surrounded by ruthless men who will do anything to possess it. In the end, the flowers are all she can trust-and only the flowers will lead her safely home to Granmuir.

 

Monday, 16 April 2012 14:27

Review: Collision

Written by Jennifer Porter

Collision“Collision” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, April 2012, $7.50, 143pp)

 

Series: Buckin’ Bull Riders

  1. “Impact” – Connor & Jessica
  2. “Collision” – Brady & Leah
  3. “Momentum” – Marco (to be released sometime in the future)

 

Summary:
Olympic medal winning figure skater Leah Fitzpatrick, dubbed “The Ice Queen”, is on the downslope of her career when she finds herself roped into a joint promo gig on the professional bull riders’ tour. She’s paired with “The King of Rodeo”, Brady Parrish, and although his looks could stop traffic, she’s got a future to worry about that doesn’t leave room for knocking boots with the sexy rider. No matter how hot he is.

 

Brady is at the top of his profession. He’s living the good life, and has no idea anything is missing until the cool Leah comes along. He sees something in her that hints at an underlying fire, and sets out to prove her nickname wrong. In the midst of their steamy affair, he falls hard. Blindsided by the potent combination of Leah’s beauty and vulnerability, Brady is determined to melt “The Ice Queen’s” heart.

 

Sunday, 15 April 2012 19:39

Review: Bared to You

Written by Jennifer Porter

bared_217“Bared to You” by Sylvia Day (erotic, self-published, April 2012, $15.00, 360pp)

 

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Summary:
Our journey began in fire...

 

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness—beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...

 

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds... and desires.

 

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

 

Saturday, 14 April 2012 20:03

Review: Enraptured

Written by Jennifer Porter

ENRAPTURED-Final-Final-182x300“Enraptured” by Elisabeth Naughton (paranormal, Sourcebooks, April 2012, $7.99, 416pp)

 

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Series: Eternal Guardians

  1. “Marked” – Theron & Casey
  2. “Entwined” – Zander & Callia
  3. “Tempted” – Demtrius & Isadora
  4. “Enraptured” – Orpheus & Skyla

 

Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:51

Review: Sweet Addiction

Written by Jennifer Porter

addiction_328“Sweet Addiction” by Maya Banks (erotic, contemporary, Berkley, April 2012, $15.00, 336pp)

 

Series: The Sweet Series

  1. “Sweet Surrender” – Faith Malone & Gray Montgomery
  2. “Sweet Persuasion” – Serena & Damon Roche
  3. “Sweet Seduction” – Julie Stanford & Nathan Tucker
  4. “Sweet Temptation” – Micah Hudson & Angelina
  5. “Sweet Possession” – Lyric Jones & Connor Malone
  6. “Sweet Addiction” – Cole & Ren

 

Monday, 09 April 2012 20:05

Review: Magic Unchained

Written by Jennifer Porter

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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