Saturday, December 4, 2004

Review: Stroke of Midnight (anthology) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Amanda Ashley, L.A. Banks, Lori Handeland

Title: Stroke of Midnight
Series: Were-Hunter, Dark-Hunter, Night Creature, Vampire Huntress Legend
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Amanda Ashley, L.A. Banks, Lori Handeland
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 2, 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312998767
ISBN-13: 9780312998769

Winter Born by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Two enemy Were-Panthers discover that fate has destined they become lovers. Pandora must learn to trust Dante's foreign nature. But as she slowly succumbs to the truest passion she has ever known, dark forces have already set out to reclaim her...

Born of the Night by Amanda Ashley
When Lady Shanara Montiori is taken hostage, she learns that the rumors about her captor are true. Lord Reyes is afflicted with the dark curse of the werewolf. Still, Shanara can't fight the attraction they both feel. Will their love break the curse-or feed its powerful hold?

Make It Last Forever by L. A. Banks
An innocent mistake forces the beautiful Tara onto a mission to save herself from the dark fate that awaits her. Salvation comes in the form of a seductive biker with a heart of gold. But will surrendering to their ripe attraction unleash a danger even she cannot control?

Red Moon Rising by Lori Handeland
Novelist Maya Alexander's peace is shattered when she is stalked by a Navaho skinwalker who has taken on the guise of a wolf. Her only hope is the mysterious Clay Philips. In his arms, she seeks protection-but as the red moon rises, no one is safe from the danger that lurks nearby...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Review: Man of My Dreams (anthology) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne, Suzanne Forster, Virginia Kantra

Title: Man of My Dreams
Series: The League
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne, Suzanne Forster, Virginia Kantra
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 26, 2004
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515137936
ISBN-13: 9780515137934

Every woman dreams about meeting the perfect man--the one whose power will spark her fiery passion and make her tremble with desire. Now, in this spellbinding collection, today's hottest authors present four devastatingly handsome heroes who can possess a woman's heart and satisfy her late-night yearnings. Let yourself indulge in their mesmerizing stories, and travel into a seductive world wher--when it comes to love--anything is possible...

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Sunday, October 3, 2004

Review: Hot Blooded (anthology) by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, Angela Knight

Title: Hot Blooded
Series: Carpathians, Mageverse, Midnight
Author: Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, Angela Knight
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 31, 2004
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425206580
ISBN-13: 9780425206584

Four HOT New York Times bestselling authors. A HOT fiction quartet that will really arouse interest. In the tradition of theHOT bestselling anthology, Fantasy. Four HOT predators...Four HOT women. THIS IS HOT BLOODED...A bound man with a voracious appetite...A werewolf with human desires...A shape-shifter with one basic need...An immortal lover with a passion for mortal women. These are the stories of "Hot Blooded."

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Sunday, June 20, 2004

Review: Once Upon A Pillow (anthology) by Christina Dodd, Connie Brockway

Title: Once Upon a Pillow
Author: Christina Dodd, Connie Brockway

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: January 27, 2004
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0743459466
ISBN-13: 9780743459464

As Laurel Whitney leads a tour of an old English manor, she tells romanticized tales of how the exquisite Masterson bed affected the lives of couples who slept in it. The actual stories—which sweep through medieval times, the Elizabethan era, and the Regency period—are sexier and bawdier than she can say! Shocked to see her former lover on the tour, Laurel is even more surprised to find their love rekindled when a twist of fate tempts them to give the famed Masterson bed a whirl.

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Friday, June 18, 2004

Review: My Scandalous Bride (anthology) by Christina Dodd, Celeste Bradley, Stephanie Laurens, Leslie LaFoy

Title: My Scandalous Bride
Author: Christina Dodd, Celeste Bradley, Stephanie Laurens, Leslie LaFoy

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 28, 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312995229
ISBN-13: 9780312995225

Christina Dodd, "The Lady and the Tiger"

Laura Haver will stop at nothing to find out who killed her brother-even if it means posing as the wife of notorious rogue Keefe Leighton, the Earl of Hamilton. But things go too far when Keefe engages Laura in an artful game of seduction-a game that can have only one winner...

Stephanie Laurens, "Melting Ice"

Once, Dyan St. Laurent Dare, Duke of Darke, dreamed of making Lady Fiona his bride. Now they're together again-at a scandalous dinner party where debauchery is the menu's main course. But will wedding bells ring after the guests get their just desserts?

Celeste Bradley, "Wedding Knight"

Alfred Knight will do anything to avoid a scandal-even marry a woman he barely knows. But his bride has a most titillating she'll share as soon as she conquers her temptation for the man she was never supposed to marry!

Leslie LaFoy, "The Proposition"

Rennick St. James, the Earl of Parnell, has four days to seduce London's most popular widow into becoming his wife-or else she'll marry another man. It won't be easy...but Rennick has been lusting after the beguiling Julia Hamilton far too long to let her go now...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Review: Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman

Title: Charming the Highlander
Author: Janet Chapman

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 29, 2003
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 1416523413
ISBN-13: 9781416523413

A feisty beauty tempted by a bold highlander's touch...When a plane crash strands brilliant scientist Grace Sutter on an icy mountaintop in Maine, she finds herself alone in the wilderness with the only other surviving passenger—Greylen MacKeage,a sexy, medieval warrior who's been tossed through time to find the woman he's destined to love. Forced together to survive the harsh, wintry landscape, neither expects the fierce passion that flares between them. But Grace is not used to letting her heart take control, and Greylen will settle for nothing less than her heart's surrender....

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Sunday, January 11, 2004

Review: Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd

Title: Lost in Your Arms
Series: Governess Brides
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 1, 2002
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380819635
ISBN-13: 9780380819638

Enid's marriage was a brief and disastrous episode she'd rather forget. But when the disreputable husband who abandoned her nine years ago returns, injured in an explosion that has cost him his memory, Enid is persuaded to nurse him back to health. As her patient slowly regains his strength, Enid realizes that, except for his remarkable green eyes, her husband is a changed man—he seems to have come to value honor, loyalty, and compassion. And, while this appealing stranger has clearly forgotten her completely, he is also apparently enchanted with the woman who calls herself his wife. Indeed, despite the dangers that surround them, he is eager to sweep her away on an irresistible tide of passion. But, even as Enid finds herself losing her heart to a man she'd once thought herself relieved to have out of her life, she wonders what could have changed her husband so in the years they were apart—and what terrible secrets might be locked away along with his missing memories

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Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Review: In My Wildest Dreams by Christina Dodd

Title: In My Wildest Dreams
Series: Governess Brides
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 1, 2001
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380819627
ISBN-13: 9780380819621

Having received glowing references upon leaving her post in Paris in a diplomatic household, Celeste Milford is delighted to accept a position at Blythe Hall, where her mother was the cook, her father the gardener, and Ellery Throckmorton, the younger son of the family, her idol. She's been hired to teach Penelope (the daughter of Garrick, Ellery's widowed older brother), and Kiki, a mysterious wild child under the family's protection. Before long, Celeste has her two young charges well in hand. But she's also encountered several impediments to pursuing her long-unrequited love for Ellery—and discovered a most unexpectedly passionate attraction to Garrick that her new employer returns with interest. If all goes well, Celeste's next post may be a lifelong position, with extraordinary benefits for all concerned.

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Monday, January 5, 2004

Review: My Favorite Bride by Christina Dodd

Title: My Favorite Bride
Series: Governess Brides
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 1, 2002
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0060092645
ISBN-13: 9780060092641

When Miss Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil's Fell to take charge of six rebellious girls, the vibrant, outspoken governess is not quite prepared to deal with the tall, dark and dashing master of the grand estate. The children she can manage with intelligence, guile...and a little bribery. Their widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, is not so easily charmed—and far too easy to fall in love with, which she dares not do.

William always cherished the orderliness of his life, until this captivating troublemaker began flouting his authority and distracting him with her witty defiance and breathtaking beauty. Despite the fact that they clash at every meeting, William finds himself inexplicably drawn to Samantha's fire. And now he's even contemplating marriage, which would be sweet madness indeed.

But before he can successfully woo her, William must discover what it is that Samantha is hiding from him. But the secret the lady is preciously guarding is far too shocking and dangerous to ever reveal...

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