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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)


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)


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)




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)




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)


Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:03

Review: About That Night

Written by Jennifer Porter

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




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


Saturday, 07 April 2012 18:35

Review: Barefoot Season

Written by Trina Chase

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


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.  


Friday, 06 April 2012 12:23

Review: Party of Three

Written by Jennifer Porter

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)


Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:22

Review: A Scandalous Countess

Written by Trina Chase

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


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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