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Sunday, 01 July 2012 14:33

Review: Hot Under the Collar

Written by Jennifer Porter

HotUnderTheCollar“Hot Under the Collar” by Jackie Barbosa (historical, Circe, June 2012, $2.99, 140pp)




Series: Book 2 in Lords of Lancashire


Despite the old saw about third sons being destined for the church, no one ever expected the rakish, irresponsible Walter Langston to take up the collar, least of all himself. After an accident renders him unfit for military service, however, he has few other options. When he’s given the post of vicar at a parish church in a sleepy, coastal village, he’s convinced he’ll molder in obscurity. Instead, his arrival brings a sudden resurgence in church attendance…or at least, the attendance of female parishioners. As word of the eligible young vicar spreads, every well-heeled family for miles with a marriageable daughter fills his pews, aiming to catch his eye. Unfortunately for these hopeful members of his flock, Walter’s eye has already been caught—by the one woman who doesn’t come to church on Sundays.


Friday, 29 June 2012 19:36

Review: Scandal Wears Satin

Written by RNN Staff

Scandal_Wears_Satin“Scandal Wears Satin” by Loretta Chase (historical, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: The Dressmakers #2


The Earl of Longmore's sister Lady Clara has gotten herself into trouble and must marry a man neither she or her family like.  But with the help of her dressmaker, Sophy Noirot, things just maybe all will turn out right.


Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:02

Review: Wolf Line

Written by Jennifer Porter

WolfLine300-e1320038850842“Wolf Line” by Vivian Arend (paranormal, Samhain, June 2012, $3.50, 109pp)


Series: Book 5 in Granite Lake Wolves


Into the best-laid plans a little chaos must fall…


Jared’s not sure how his quiet morning coffee near the harbour ended with him on a cruise ship impersonating one of his pack mates. Well, it might have something to do with a woman, but who can blame him? The female of the species was made to love, and he’s more than willing to share his considerable skills in that area. Especially since he figures the chances of meeting his own one-and-only are slim.


Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:03

Review: Willow Springs

Written by Trina Chase

WillowSprings“Willow Springs” by Toni Blake (contemporary, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: Book 5 of Destiny Series


This lovesick matchmaker has finally met her match…

Amy Bright might be the best matchmaker in Destiny, Ohio, but she's desperately shy when it comes to her own love life—and helpless when it comes to Logan Whitaker, the best friend whom she's head-over-heels in love with. So Amy decides to become Logan's secret admirer, sending him sensual love letters steamy enough to unseal their own envelopes. One letter leads to another, one thing leads to another, and then comes an unplanned kiss…

Monday, 25 June 2012 18:30

Review: Call of the Sea

Written by Jennifer Porter

Call_of_the_Sea“Call of the Sea” by Rebecca Hart (historical, paranormal, Inkspell, June 2012, $13.99tp/$4.99e)


Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren's Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

MissSophieValentine_final_2“The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine” by Jayne Fresina (historical, Sourcebooks, June 2012, $6.99, 384pp)



Sophie Valentine knew placing an ad for a husband in the Farmers Gazette would bring her trouble-and she was right. When the darkly handsome, arrogantly charming Lazarus Kane shows up on her doorstep, the nosy residents of Sydney Dovedale are thrown into a gossiping tizzy. After all, it's common knowledge that Sophie is a young lady In Need of Firmer Direction. But even Sophie isn't so scandalous as to marry a complete stranger. .. is she?


Thursday, 21 June 2012 20:33

Review: Deadly Dance

Written by Jennifer Porter

deadly_dance“Deadly Dance” by Dee Davis (romantic suspense, Grand Central, April 2012, $7.99, 400pp)


Series: Book 5 in A-Tac series


As the intelligence specialist for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012 19:47

Review: Succubus Lost

Written by Jennifer Porter

Succubus_Lost“Succubus Lost” by Tiffany Allee (paranormal, Entangled, May 2012, $2.99, 211pp)


Series: Book 2 of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency


Someone is kidnapping and incinerating otherworlders beyond recognition, and Detective Marisol Whitman, a succubus, races to find the murderer before he claims another victim. But her pursuit is derailed when her responsible younger sister vanishes. Marisol suspects foul play and enlists support from an unlikely source: an agent from the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, Valerio Costa.


Saturday, 16 June 2012 18:19

Review: Tempted by Two

Written by Jennifer Porter

TemptedByTwo“Tempted by Two” by Portia Da Costa (erotic, ménage, self-published, May 2012, $3.48, 86pp)


When executive woman Katie Warren arrives in the picturesque village of Little Marplethorpe for a country holiday, to reassess her life and her future, she doesn't bargain on ending up in a hot three way love affair with a man she's admired from afar... and his gorgeously handsome male partner.


Marcus Dane and Owen Foster are lovers, committed for a lifetime, but they both enjoy the company of women as friends and bedmates too. Encountering Katie at an exhibition of his work, Marcus knows she's just the kind of bold, daring, imaginative woman who'll relish sharing erotic games with Owen and himself.


But what none of the trio expect is that their intense, steamy threesome will quickly deepen into a bond that's a lot more than just simply fabulous sex.


Friday, 15 June 2012 20:22

Review: Her Forbidden Hero

Written by Jennifer Porter

HFH-500px“Her Forbidden Hero” by Laura Kaye (contemporary, Entangled, May 2012, $2.99, 146pp)


She’s always been off-limits…

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.


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