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Friday, 28 December 2012 21:35

Review: The Lady Most Willing . . .

willing 350“The Lady Most Willing . . .” by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James & Connie Brockway (historical, Avon, January 2013, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Summary:
At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.

 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:20

Book Picks for the Week of December 24, 2012

Alexa Egan’s “Demon Curse” (Pocket) Buy from Amazon
I’m intrigued by this shape-shifter, historical series. Shape shifters are not normally my favorite, but I do like curses.

 

Elisabeth Essex’s “Breath of Scandal” (St. Martins) Buy from Amazon
Is it weird to admit that one of the reasons I want to read this book is because the heroine’s name is Antigone? It may be weird, but it is true.

 

Alexandra Ivy’s “My Lord Immortality” (Zebra) Buy from Amazon
I am a big fan of Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series. I love the way she writes paranormal romance. I will be reading this one.

 

“Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift” by Jennifer Ashley (ebook)
This is a novella about a family Christmas for Jennifer Ashley’s Mackenzie family. This is a fabulous read for fans of the series, as all of the Mackenzie brothers, their wives and their children are at Hart’s for the holidays. Ian has a large role in this story which might be my favorite part of this one.

 

“Binding Agreement” by Pam McKenna (ebook)
This is a story with a Dom hero with some serious emotional baggage. I enjoyed this one although I did find it hard to warm up to the hero. He is emotionally distant during his initial meeting with the heroine. I felt as if she should’ve needed a bit more from him to fall in love.

 

“His and Hers and Hers” by Nona Raines (ebook, review copy)
See review

 

Sunday, 23 December 2012 19:30

Review: One Hit Wonder

OneHitWonder“One Hit Wonder” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, self-published, December 2012, $0.99, 20,000words)

 

Summary:
Jane Timmons has two weeks to . . .
1. Keep her distance from her sexy boss, the once famous pop singer, Damon Suarez.
2. Stay firm. No kissing allowed!
3. And not let Damon know she loves him.

Damon Suarez has two weeks to . . .
1. Convince Jane to not quit.
2. Stage a comeback and be more than a one hit wonder.
3. Win Jane's heart--no matter what it takes.

 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 21:14

Book Picks for the Week of December 17, 2012

Isobel Carr’s “Ripe for Seduction” (Forever) Buy from Amazon
A rake, a wager and a women bent on turning the tables? This one sounds like a winner, and I am definitely looking forward to reading it.

 

Elizabeth Finn’s “Restoring Jordan” (Liquid Silver) Buy from Amazon
This looks to be a story of an intern and her boss. The two have a one-night stand where the heroine tricks the hero into taking her virginity. Seriously, I can’t resist these stories. I MUST read this one.

 

Lisa Marie Rice’s “The Italian” (Ellora’s Cave) Buy from Amazon
Lisa Marie Rice is a must read for me. Her books are full of cracktastic awesomeness. “The Italian” is her first book with Ellora’s Cave is quite some time. I am very curious and plan to read this as soon as I can find the time.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 20:03

Review: His and Hers and Hers

RainesNona HisandHersandHers“His and Hers and Hers” by Nona Raines (erotic, f/f/m, Loose Id, November 2012, $5.99, 38,000 words)

 

Summary:
Kyla Denster and Jordan Brougham are passionately in love. Kyla knows she's lucky to have a guy who uses all his tricks to keep her happy in and out of bed. Jordan knows he's lucky to have such a hot, adventurous girlfriend.

But neither of them knows that their best friend, Cassie DeSantis, wants them both. Cassie's painful past has taught her not to wear her heart on her sleeve. She keeps quiet, afraid that revealing her feelings would mean losing the two people she cares for most. Things change one night when an impulsive kiss leads to the three of them spending an incredibly hot night together.

Monday, 17 December 2012 20:43

Review: Under the Mistletoe

Under-the-Mistletoe-cover-200x322“Under the Mistletoe” by Jill Shalvis (contemporary, Forever Yours, December 2012, $1.99, 14,000 words)

 

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Series: Lucky Harbor

 

Summary:
JUST ONE MORE KISS

There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

episode 3 coverTitle: Romantic Tales: Bedtime Tales, Episode 3
Author: Ty Langston, Riley Ross & Tigris Eden
Publisher: MTR Books
Release Date: December 8, 2012
Price: $0.99 ebook
Genre: erotic serial romance

 

Blurb:
In Episode 3 Things are heating up in each story.

“A Very Naughty Xmas” anthology including “Share Me” by Olivia Cunning, “Jingle Bell” by Cari Quinn, “Light Me Up” by Cherrie Lynn, “An Indecent Proposition” by Stephanie Julian and “Christmas is Coming” by Raven Morris (ebook)
Ugh! I don’t know exactly what to say about this anthology. I loved Cherrie Lyn’s story in which the author revisits two of her characters from a previous story. This story worked as a perfect epilogue for their HEA. I also enjoyed Stephanie Julian’s story which had a scarred hero finding a passion that helps him return to the living. Cari Quinn’s story was okay as was the one by Raven Morris. However, I was totally unprepared for Olivia Cunning’s story which is in no way a romance. The story is an account of an orgy on a bus populated by rock stars. It wasn’t my thing at all.

 

“Highlander Most Wanted” by Maya Banks (review copy, ebook, edelweiss)
This historical romance will be out in March of 2013.

 

Sunday, 16 December 2012 16:45

Review: A Bluestocking Christmas

BluestockingChristmas MBurn-200x300“A Bluestocking Christmas” by Monica Burns (historical, self-published, November 2012, $3.99, 198pp)

 

Summary:
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.

Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.

 

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