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“Duke of Midnight” by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Grand Central, October 2013, $8.00, 400pp)
Series: Maiden Lane, book 6
WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .
Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won't back down . . .
“Bare Knuckle” by Katie Porter (erotic, contemporary, Samhain, October 2013, $5.50, 341pp)
Series: Vegas Top Guns, book 5
Skin deep is never deep enough.
“Drawn Together” by Lauren Dane (erotic, Berkley, October 2013, $15.00, 304pp)
Series: Brown Family
Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.
“Popping the Cherry” by Aurelia B. Rowl (young adult/new adult, contemporary, Carina, September 2013, $6.68, 278pp)
You only get one first time...
From driving tests to relationships, Valentina Bell thinks she's a failure, with a big fat capital F. At this rate, she's certain she'll be a virgin forever. So Lena's friends plan Operation: Popping the Cherry to help her find the perfect first time. Yet somehow disastrous dates with bad boy musicians and fabulous evenings with secretly in-the-closet guys aren't quite working out how Lena planned. Soon Lena's avoiding Operation: Popping the Cherry to spend time with comforting, aloof Jake, her best friend's older brother, who doesn't make her feel self-conscious about still clinging to her V card. But could Jake show Lena that sometimes what you're looking for most is right by your side?
“Lady in Red” by Maire Claremont (historical, Berkley, October 2013, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: A Novel of Mad Passions, book 2
The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor.…
“It Takes Two to Tangle” by Therese Romain (historical, Sourcebooks, September 2013, $6.99, 352pp)
Wooing the Wrong Woman...
Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit...
“Stay with Me” by Elyssa Patrick (new adult, contemporary, self published, August 2013, $3.99, 277pp)
Series: With Me, book one
“Uncommon Passion” by Anne Calhoun (contemporary, Berkley, September 2013, $15.00, 320pp)
After leaving a restrictive religious community, Rachel Hill is on a mission to divest herself of her virginity. Newly independent and struggling to establish herself, she’s not looking for anything complicated. She bids on sexy SWAT officer Ben Harris at a bachelor auction, confident he’ll give her the night of her life and nothing more.
“Azrael’s Light” by Amy J. Hawthorn (paranormal, Siren, July 2013, $4.50, 117pp)
Series: Demon Runners of Unearth
Azrael longs for a vacation that’s over two hundred years late. Overworked and heartsick, he’s desperate for peace and solitude. Diane, a former goddess, wants nothing to do with the immortal world or its inhabitants. She’s living on Earth, posing as a bartender, and couldn’t be more content. That is, until a tall, dark, and dangerous Soul Runner storms in and turns her world upside down. Azrael’s confused by a beautiful little barmaid who appears to be human, but something’s not quite right. He doesn’t know which frustrates him more, the fact that he doesn’t know who or what she is, or that she’s pulling at his heartstrings with her stubborn chin and the sexiest set of eyes he’s ever seen. But it might not matter when they are called on to prevent the collapse of Unearth and find Lucifer’s lost daughter. Coming from opposite realms with opposing needs, will the two immortals find more than they bargained for?
“Glitterland” by Alexis Hall (contemporary, m/m, Riptide, August 2013, $6.99, 248pp)
The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.
Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.
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