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Monday, 05 November 2012 15:44

Book Picks for the Week of November 5, 2012

Jessica Andersen’s “Spellfire” (Signet)
I adore this paranormal series that features the Nightwalkers who are fighting to stop the Mayan end-date prophecy from happening. I have a review copy of this that I am desperately trying to find the time to read. This one is the final book in the series – and I love the fact that Andersen created this series with definitive end. We need more of this.

 

Beth Ciotta’s “Her Sky Cowboy” (Signet)
I have to admit that Steampunk books can make me twitchy, so I often avoid them. I’m not sure if it is the sky cowboy hero or the lure of sky pirates that appeals. However, I want to read this one. I do have a review copy waiting for waiting for me.

 

Olivia Cunning’s “Double Time” (Sourcebooks)
I have yet to read any of Olivia Cunning’s sinners books. However, review Missy Thompson loved this one – and I’ve heard lots of great buzz about it.

 

“Twelfth Night Secrets” by Jane Feather (review copy)
See review

 

“Master Class” by Cassandra Carr (ebook, review copy)
Review to come closer to when this book releases.

 

“Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman” by JB Lynn (review copy)
See review

 

“Undeniable” by Madeline Sheehan (ebook)
See review

 

Romantictalesepi2coverTitle: Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2
Authors: Ty Langston, Tigris Eden & Riley Ross
Publisher: MTR Books
Release Date: October 24, 2012
Price: $0.99 ebook
Page Count: 93 pages
Genre: serial romance

 

Blurb:
Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories has a little of everything. From your everyday Contemporary Romance (The Getaway) To your Hot and Heavy Rockers turned Werewolves (Crave) and your Sci-Fi/Paranormal with Erotic overtones…. (The Genesis Project) Each Episode will entice its readers, draw them in. A quick Bedtime story before they dream, keeping them pleasantly satisfied while peaking their interests for next month’s installment. All for 99 cents. During the interim there will be previews of next month’s Episode…

FCOASNH“Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman” by JB Lynn (contemporary fiction, Avon Impulse, October 2012, $2.99, 432pp)

 

Series: This is the second book about the adventures of Maggie Lee, accident and slightly neurotic hitwoman

 

Summary:
Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee's to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care.

 

But the drug kingpin is the least of her worries. Maggie's aunts are driving her crazy, her best friend's turned into a bridezilla…and a knock on the head has given Maggie Dr. Dolittle abilities—she can talk to animals. Unfortunately, they talk back.

 

Friday, 02 November 2012 13:43

Review (kind of): Undeniable

Undeniable“Undeniable” by Madeline Sheehan (contemporary, October 2012, self-published, $1.99, 219pp)

 

**NOTE: This is less of a review than Jennifer's reaction to this book. There are many, many spoilers here.***

 

Summary:
***Warning*** (This book contains several aspects of the uglier side of life; it is not for everyone.)

The story of Deuce and Eva...

An undeniable connection that stands the test of time.

Unforgettable moments.

Love and pain and everything in between.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:42

Jennifer’s October 2012 Reads

Monthly Totals:
Total Books Read: 45

Ebooks Reads: 38
Paper Books Read: 7
Review Copies Read: 15
DNF: 1
Gift books: 1

 

Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:57

Author Interview: Elisabeth Naughton

Elisabeth_NaughtonToday, RNN features an interview and giveaway with author Elisabeth Naughton, whose book “Enslaved” releases on November 6th. This series is one of Jennifer’s favorites in the paranormal romance genre. At the end, find out how to win a copy of “Enslaved” from Naughton’s publisher, Sourcebooks.

 

Q. “Enslaved” is the 5th book in your Eternal Guardians series. Can you tell us a bit about this book?
A from EN:
The Eternal Guardians are seven warriors descended from the seven greatest heroes in Greek Mythology. They protect their own realm (Argolea) and the human realm from threats born of the Underworld, in particular one evil goddess with a serious vendetta against the guardians. Each book centers around a different guardian, with an over-arching plot of good vs. evil tying the series together.

 

Book five is Gryphon’s book. He’s my lost Argonaut. His soul was sent to the Underworld to be tortured in book 3 (“TEMPTED”) and he was rescued in book 4 (“ENRAPTURED”), but he came back a changed hero. Gryphon was always the easy-going, fun guardian. Now he hears voices, he twitches, and he fights an evil foreboding that haunts his every move. His story is really about finding himself again, and the one woman who has the power to rescue him from himself.

 

Monday, 29 October 2012 18:09

Review: Twelfth Night Secrets

Twelfth_Night_Secrets“Twelfth Night Secrets” by Jane Feather (historical, Pocket, October 2012, $6.99, 272pp)

 

Summary:

While others dance and flirt, Lady Harriet Devere has a secret life, assisting her older brother Nick with his duties as a British spy. When Nick is killed, however, Harriet assumes that her work passing coded messages to the Ministry of War will cease. Instead, she is charged with a vitally important mission: spend Christmas determining if Julius Forsythe, Earl of Marbury, is a double agent for the French.

 

Harriet expects danger, just not to her heart. . . . As the hostess of a holiday house party, she is perfectly placed to closely observe her noble guest—his elegant clothes, his penetrating dark eyes, his virile athletic build. But when passion flames between them, Harriet realizes that only a holiday miracle will allow her to find true love—in the arms of this spy who has come for Christmas.

 

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:58

Book Picks for the Week of October 29, 2012

Juniper Bell’s “Unleashing the Receptionist” (Samhain)
I’ve read the first two books in this series by Juniper Bell and will absolutely be reading this one. I’m hoping that in this one we finally get more background on Ethan and Simon, who have both been rather reserved about themselves. These books have lots of inappropriate, but sexy office shenanigans going on.

 

Sara Bennett’s “Sin with a Scoundrel” (Avon)
In this historical romance, the heroine is looking for some instruction on overcoming her innocence and turns to a rake for help. I can’t resist this type of plot. I cannot wait to read this one.

 

Allison Brennan’s “Stalked” (Minotaur)
I adore good romantic suspense stories, and this one seems to fit the bill. I’ve only read one or two books by Brennan, but none of her Lucy Kincaid books.

 

FireflyMountain_w7006_750Title: “Firefly Mountain”

Author: Christine DePetrillo

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: October 5, 2012

Price: $5.99 for ebook/$15.99 for print

Page count: 400 pages
Genre: Contemporary

 

Blurb:

Firefighter Patrick Barre is determined to hide away in the woods of Vermont. He's content to do his job, remodel his house, and enjoy the company of his arson-detection dog, Midas. Scars from the fire that destroyed his family keep him from letting anyone into his life.

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