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“Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day (erotic, Berkley, October 2012, $9.99ebk, 432pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Crossfire Series
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
“The Lady Risks All” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October 2012, $7.99, 496pp)
Series: While not part of a series, the hero, Neville Roscoe, appears in both “The Edge of Desire” and “The Reckless Bride.”
Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.
“Josh” by J.C. Ryan (contemporary, Grand Central, September 2012, $7.99, 368pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Wyoming Sky Series
Rancher and mountain climber Josh Conway has never backed down from a challenge. So when a photographer disappears in the wilderness during a blizzard, Josh answers the emergency call and leaps into action. Yet he's soon shocked to find the person in "distress" is doing fine-and she's a gorgeous blond spitfire who's as brave and bold as he is.
“Blaze” by Joan Swan (romantic suspense/paranormal, Kensington, October 2012, $14.00, 384pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Phoenix Rising series
The hotter they come, the harder they fall…
With a man like him, every mission becomes personal…
Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy named Mateo, she’s felt a connection even her empathic abilities can’t explain. She needs to save Mateo from the cult leader holding him hostage. Nothing can interfere with that—not even the reappearance of Luke Ransom, the hot-as-hell fire captain she’s regretted walking out on for three long years.
“Impulse” by Moira Rogers (paranormal, Samhain, September 2012, $5.50, 231pp)
Series: Southern Arcana Book Five
Sera Sinclaire is a New Orleans rarity: a submissive coyote trapped in a town overrun by dominant shapeshifters. Worse, she lacks the willpower to deny the alphas-in-shining-armor who need her soothing presence, even when their protectiveness threatens to crush her hard-won self-reliance.
The only shifter she doesn’t want to push away is Julio Mendoza, a wolf so dominant he’s earned a place on the Southeast council.
“The Angel” by Tiffany Reisz (erotica, Harlequin, September 2012, $13.95, 416pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Original Sinners series
No safe word can protect the heart
Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren—whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin—is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora's lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury.
The Devil DeVere Series including “A Wild Night’s Bride” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, April 2012, $0.99, 105pp), “The Virgin Huntress” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, June 2012, $3.49, 99pp), “The Devil You Know” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, July 2012, $4.99, 127pp) and “The Devil’s Match” by Victoria Vane (historical, Breathless Press, August 2012, $3.49, 132pp)
For more on this series, check out what the author has to say about it.
There are four short books (each about 100 pages) in the Devil DeVere series by Victoria Vane chronicling the amorous adventures and happily ever afters of three couples. Each successive book builds upon the previous ones, making this a series that should be read in order. While the first story wasn’t my favorite of the group, it set the foundation for a strong and highly memorable romance between the debauched Ludovic DeVere and the reluctant and gun shy Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley.
“Sins of a Virgin” by Anna Randol (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Nicole gives this one a rating 4 stars
To the world, Madeline Valdan is a scandalous courtesan, with society's most eligible gentleman at her feet. But no one knows her shocking secret: she had never experienced the most intimate touch of any man. So she astonishes the ton by telling them the truth...and announcing the auction of her virginity to the highest bidder.
Handsome and disciplined, Gabriel Huntford knows his time is best spent hunting down criminals from the darkest corners of London. As a Bow Street Runner investigating his sister's death, he has no desire to join London's strutting peacocks in this competition when there are more important tasks at hand.
“As You Wish” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, selfpublished, September 2012, $2.99, 250pp)
Love doesn't always follow the sheet music . . .
This Christmas, Portia Jackson needs a miracle to save her family's generations-old florist shop. What she gets instead is a car that breaks down during a blizzard. Help arrives unexpectedly when the infamous Aubry Riley pulls over. She only expects him to drive her to the gas station . . . she never expects that kiss. But Portia lives in the real world--she knows this is only a holiday fling for Aubry. Except it doesn't feel so temporary, and the last thing she wants is a broken heart.
“Luscious” by Amanda Usen (contemporary, Sourcebooks, July 2012, $6.99, 320pp)
Eat, play, love
Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. And no place better to get it than Italy. But a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before. Though there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting...or will it all go up in flames?
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