Friday, January 30, 2009

Review: Rescue Me (anthology ) by Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh, Cindy Gerard

Title: Rescue Me
Series: T-FLAC, Temtping Seals
Author: Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh, Cindy Gerard
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 1, 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312948425
ISBN-13: 9780312948429

“Tropical Heat”
When Dr. Elizabeth Goodall is kidnapped and held captive in the African jungle, her only hope for rescue is counterterrorist operative Sam Pelton. But to escape from a brutal warlord, they must confront a powerful attraction that could prove more treacherous than the wilds of the jungle…

“Atlanta Heat”
Em Delaney has wanted bad-boy Macey March for as long as she can remember. But as a Navy SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits to Em…until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share tantalizingly close quarters—and a forbidden desire.

“Desert Heat”
Assistant D.A. Elena Martinez never wanted to fall for police detective Seth King. When they are teamed up on a charity hike in the Grand Canyon, however, their chemistry sizzles under the desert sun. But a vengeful drug lord is determined not to let them survive the canyon with their lives—and love—intact…

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review: Dead After Dark (anthology) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires, Dianna Love

Title: Dead After Dark
Series: Were-Hunters, Companion
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires, Dianna Love
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: December 2, 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312947984
ISBN-13: 9780312947989

Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Angelia has fought her entire life to make herself strong. Now, with her patria under fire, she has to protect her people from Fury and his werewolf clan. Vowing to bring him to justice, Angelia sets out alone… until the hunter becomes the hunted, and the only way for her to survive is to trust the very wolf she's sworn to kill.

The Story of Son by J.R. Ward
Claire Stroughton is a beautiful lawyer who would rather spend the night with a legal brief than the man of her dreams. Then a routine client meeting turns dangerous—and deeply sensual—when she is held captive by a gorgeous man with an unworldly hunger…

Beyond the Night by Susan Squires
When Drew Carlowe returns home to win back a lost love, he is quick to dismiss rumors that his estate is haunted by a stunning young ghost…until one passionate encounter leaves him mystified—and aching for more.

Midnight Kiss Goodbye by Dianna Love
Trey McCree possesses an insatiable desire for Sasha Armand—and supernatural powers that could endanger her life as a human. But when they team up to stop an evil warlord, Trey discovers that Sasha can do way more than drive men wild…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Review: The Magical Christmas Cat (anthology) by Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones

Title: The Magical Christmas Cat
Series: Breeds, Psy-Changeling, Murphy Sisters
Author: Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones
Read copy: Paperback
Published: October 7, 2008
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: 0425223558
ISBN-13: 9780425223550

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and top-selling authors Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones have a special gift for readers this year: never-before published holiday stories featuring passionate romance, paranormal adventure, and a distinctly alluring feline touch. With four new stories, including one featuring Lora Leigh's genetically altered Feline Breeds, this is a collection packed with more surprises than Christmas morning, and more chills than the snowiest winter night.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Review: Shifter (anthology) by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Aliyssa Day, Virginia Kantra

Title: Shifter
Series: Breeds, Warriors of Poseidon, Children of the Sea
Author: Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Virginia Kantra
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 4, 2008
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425220354
ISBN-13: 9780425220351

Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive anthology by four masters of paranormal romance.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Review: Beyond the Dark (anthology) by Angela Knight, Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Diane Whiteside

Title: Beyond the Dark
Series: Breeds, Tale of the Demon World
Author: Angela Knight, Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Diane Whiteside
Read copy: Paperback
Published: December 4, 2007
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: 0425218767
ISBN-13: 9780425218761

Four of the most sizzling authors of paranormal romance take readers beyond their wildest fantasies, to a seductive midnight world of erotic suspense, demons, mages, vampires, and knights. A world of queens with devilish secrets, and of demons with secret desires. So dangerous and fun, readers may never want to come back down to earth again...

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Review: Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard

Title: Up Close and Dangerous
Author: Linda Howard

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 29, 2008
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345486536
ISBN-13: 9780345486530

Bailey Wingate's scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father's will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune, and war ensues. A year later, while flying in a small plane, Bailey nearly dies herself when the engine sputters——and then fails. Cam Justice, her sexy Texan pilot, manages to crash-land the aircraft. Stranded in the wilderness, and struggling to douse her feelings for the ruggedly handsome man by her side, Bailey begins to wonder whether this terrifying incident was actually a murder attempt. Cut off from the world, and with little hope of rescue, Bailey must trust her life——and her heart——to Cam, as they battle the harsh elements to find a way out of the unforgiving wilds and back to civilization...where a killer may be waiting to finish the job.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Review: Last Breath by Mariah Stewart

Title: Last Breath
Series: Last
Author: Mariah Stewart
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 25, 2008
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345492250
ISBN-13: 9780345492258

As renowned archaeologist Dr. Daria McGowan readies the most important project of her career–a University museum exhibit showcasing the priceless artifacts her great-grandfather unearthed a century earlier in the Middle East–she makes a shocking discovery: many of the most significant pieces have vanished. Panicked, Daria turns to the FBI.

Solving the mystery is an assignment that Connor Shields is more than happy to accept: Daria is the same intriguing blonde archaeologist he’s had on his mind since their paths first crossed two years ago. Working together to track down the stolen artifacts, Daria and Connor discover a trail of bodies–collectors who have met brutal, bizarre ends at the hands of a killer whose murderous methods are based on the rituals of an ancient civilization.

Amid rumors of a curse and mounting pressure from both the FBI and the University, Daria and Connor race to unmask their enemy and unravel a mystery stretching across oceans and centuries. All the while, an ingenious murderer follows a sinister plan to gather the coveted antiquities and one last acquisition–Daria.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Review: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

Title: To Taste Temptation
Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 1, 2008
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 0446406910
ISBN-13: 9780446406918

The ton loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they're giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. What the ton doesn't know, though, is that Samuel is in London because of this massacre. He believes his regiment was given up to the enemy and won't rest until he finds the traitor.

Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated with Samuel. Not only does he defy convention with his unusual dress, his sensual smile, and his forthright manner, but he survived the battle that killed her beloved brother. Samuel suspects that the person responsible for her brother's death is Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, a family friend since childhood—and Emeline's fianc√©. Despite Emeline's belief in Vale's innocence and her refusal to break off her betrothal, she and Samuel begin a passionate affair. But can their relationship survive the fallout from Samuel's investigation?

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Review: After the Kiss by Suzanne Enoch

Title: After the Kiss
Series: Notorious Gentlemen
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 24, 2008
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0060843098
ISBN-13: 9780060843090

A Notorious Gentleman . . .

Sullivan Waring wants only two things: his rightful inheritance, and revenge against the man who stole it from him. By day, Sullivan is the most respected horse breeder in England; by night, he plunders the "ton"'s most opulent homes to reclaim his late mother's beautiful paintings. His quest is going swimmingly . . . until the night he's discovered by Lady Isabel Chalsey. Clad only in a revealing nightdress, she's an entrancingly different kind of plunder, and how can a thief resist stealing a kiss?

A Curious Lady . . .

Surprised by a masked man in her own home, Isabel should be quaking with fear. Instead the sight of the sinfully handsome Sullivan makes her tremble with excitement. Who is this man, and why is he so set on this reckless pursuit? Lady Isabel loves a challenge, and she'll dare anything to uncover Sullivan's secret--but she may instead convince him that she is the greatest prize of all.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Review: In Bed With the Devil by Lorraine Heath

Title: In Bed With the Devil
Series: Scoundrels of St. James
Author: Lorraine Heath
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 1, 2008
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0061355577
ISBN-13: 9780061355578

They call him the Devil Earl—a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything—even strike a bargain with the devil himself.

Lucian desires respectability and a wife above all else, but the woman of his choosing lacks the social graces to be accepted by the aristocracy. Catherine can help Lucian gain everything he wants. But what she asks for in exchange will put their very lives in jeopardy. When danger closes in, Catherine discovers a man of immense passion and he discovers a woman of immeasurable courage. As secrets from his dark past are revealed, Lucian begins to question everything he knows to be true, including the yearnings of his own heart.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Review: Seducing the Spy by Celeste Bradley

Title: Seducing the Spy
Series: Royal Four
Author: Celeste Bradley
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 1, 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312939671
ISBN-13: 9780312939670

Elite spies, secret defenders of the king, The Royal Four are unsurpassed in courage, honor, and daring. Known to his brothers-in-arms as The Falcon, Lord Wyndham is the most secretive and aloof of the four. But when The Falcon meets the impetuous Lady Alicia, he discovers a soul mate whose hidden fire matches his own…

Lady Alicia Lawrence was cast out of polite society and branded a liar for a youthful mistake. When she overhears details of a conspiracy that could affect her country's fate, she turns to the one person who might believe her--Stanton Horne, Lord Wyndham. Posing as Wyndham's mistress in order to root out the enemy, Alicia is drawn into an uneasy partnership…and a wildly seductive liaison.

Lord Wyndham's uncanny ability to detect lies has made him a valuable member of the Royal Four, but in matters of romance it has proven a distinct liability. Alicia is the only woman whose thoughts he cannot read…and the only one whose sensual touch quenches every secret desire. As the mission grows more dangerous and more personal, and each encounter with Alicia more fiery than the last, this daring spy must face his greatest challenge yet--learn to trust the passion in his heart

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