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Friday, 26 April 2013 16:41

Review: Own the Wind

OwnTheWind“Own the Wind” by Kristen Ashley (contemporary, Forever, April 2013, $3.79, 448pp)


Series: Chaos, book one


Too hot to handle . . .

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship . . .

playwithme“Play With Me” by Alisha Rai (ebook) Buy from Amazon
This erotic novella features a reunion between high school sweethearts. This one is hot and steamy and had the most fascinating use of a pen that I’ve ever read. This isn’t a serial, but seems to be a series about the same couple. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens to Wyatt and Tatiana next.


“The Devil’s Due” by Lora Leigh in “Enthralled” anthology (review copy) Buy from Amazon
This book came in the mail on Monday, and after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I needed a distraction. Counting spurts in the latest Lora Leigh book seemed like it would be a great distraction. It really was, although I didn’t know it would be the last book I read this week. By the way, this 112 page novella had nine spurts, all love spurts. So, Devil Black rates high on the spurt scale. This one isn't out until July 2, 2013.

Saturday, 20 April 2013 09:06

Review: Hero of My Heart

homh“Hero of My Heart” by Megan Frampton (historical, Loveswept, April 2013, $2.99, 264pp)


When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.

Next week, the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America holds their annual conference. On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 3:30PM until 5:30PM, the NECRWA will hold its annual book fair where over 50 authors will be signing books. The book fair is open to the public and will be held at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington MA.


Authors scheduled to sign include:
Julia Quinn, Zoe Archer, Caroline Linden, Sarah MacLean, Tiffany Reisz, Cara McKenna, and Marie Force


A full list of authors is available at http://necrwa.org/conference/Bookfair-2013.pdf.


For more information, visit the NECRWA site at http://www.necrwa.org/.


This fair is a wonderful opportunity for fans to meet their favorite authors and help fight illiteracy.

Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:18

Review: Lush

lush“Lush” by Lauren Dane (erotic, Berkley, April 2013, $15.00, 320pp)




Series: Delicious, book 2


Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:59

Review: Surrender

surrender“Surrender” by Stephanie Tyler (romantic suspense, Berkley, April 2013, $7.99, 400pp)


Series: Book one, Section 8


Desperate, fearless, and hunted

For former Navy SEAL Dare O’Rourke, Section 8 was legendary. The son of one of its missing members, he grew up in the shadow of its secrets. All he knew was that it was a cabal of operatives discharged from branches of the military and reassigned to extremely dangerous, off-the-books international missions. And that their handler was as shrouded in mystery as the missions themselves.

billionairePrincessTitle: “The Billionaire Princess”
Series: The Sherbrookes of Newport, book 3
Author: Christina Tetreault
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Price: $2.99
Length: 386kb
Genre: contemporary


“Passion’s Trust” by Cara Carnes (ebook) Buy from Amazon
I am a fan of the Pleasure Brigade series by Cara Carnes, erotic romance novels that revolve around an exclusive BDSM club. This one fits into the series nicely, although it isn’t my favorite of the group. Katey and Lorenzo are a great couple though, and I did enjoy their HEA.


“Ruby” by Jeffe Kennedy (ebook, review copy, NetGalley) Buy from Amazon
While in New Orleans, Danielle meets a darky compelling chef who challenges her to give into his demands. When she does, the two practically combust. This one won’t be out until May 13th, but is a must-read for fans of erotic, BDSM romance.


LET IT BE ME coverToday, we welcome author Kate Noble's whose latest release is the historical romance "Let It Be." Kate is giving away a copy of this romance to one commenter.


From Kate Noble:
How to play the Appassionata, in 3 months or less.


In my latest historical romance, I set out a challenge for my heroine that is a little out of the ordinary. Not only does she have to travel to Venice, fall in love with a handsome man, and go through some momentous character growth over the course of the novel, I also make her have to learn a major concert level piece of music to play in front of Venice high society.


Tuesday, 09 April 2013 19:12

Review: Rising Darkness

rising-darkness-186x300“Rising Darkness” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Berkley, April 2013, $7.99, 304pp)


Series: Game of Shadows, book one


In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…

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