Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Review: The Untamed One by Ronda Thompson

Title: The Untamed One
Series: Wild Wulfs of London
Author: Ronda Thompson
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 2, 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312935749
ISBN-13: 9780312935740

Running from angry villagers and the man who ravaged her, the witch Lucinda flees into the forest to have her child. But Lord Jackson Wulf hunts her down, believing her death will break the family curse that transforms him into a monster. Instead of killing the witch, Jackson is moved by her beauty and desperate plight. And Lucinda seizes the chance to find safety for herself and her babe when a bargain is struck between this outcast woman and this doomed man--and sealed by their marriage in name only...

In return for his protection, Lucinda has promised that her magick can free Jackson from his torment. But this pretty witch soon finds herself in danger of being seduced by Jackson's charms and pursued by the man who would see both her and her child dead. Can she trust a Wulf with her safety and the safety of her child? Can she trust her heart to Jackson? To surrender to a Wulf is a terrible risk, for love will either unleash the beast within the man...or finally set him free.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Review: The Dark One by Ronda Thompson

Title: The Dark One
Series: Wild Wulfs of London
Author: Ronda Thompson
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 1, 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312935730
ISBN-13: 9780312935733

Rosalind Rutherford knows full well the scandal she courts when she attempts to seduce the notorious Armond Wulf—in fact, she's counting on it as a means to escape her sadistic stepbrother's control. Unfortunately, Lord Wulf's better instincts prevail...although not before he gives Rosalind a tantalizing taste of what she's missing. And when the opportunity arises to rescue Armond from a grim fate while changing her own, Rosalind knows she must seize it...

Armond can no more ignore the Rutherford woman than his ancestor could resist the temptress who cursed the Wulf men with a terrifying transformation that occurs at the appearance of the full moon—and is set in motion by love. Now, to save her reputation and his freedom, Armond must marry Rosalind. But he vows that while they may share the pleasures of the marriage bed, she will never have his heart...

Yet as strange and mysterious events bring them closer in body and soul, Armond finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings for his new wife locked away. Especially when the reality of unquenchable desire--and certain danger--burn stronger than ever by the light of a full moon...

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Review: Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

Title: Burning Wild
Series: Leopard People
Author: Christine Feehan
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515146234
ISBN-13: 9780515146233

This time, what goes on between male and female is wilder than animal instinct-and twice as hot.

Born into a world of twisted monsters, Jake Bannaconni is shaped and molded into a cold, revenge driven man. Honed in the fires of hell, he controls his world and rules with an iron hand. He has everything and anything money can buy. He’s ruthless, merciless and considered a man to leave alone. His hidden legacy, that of a shapeshifter, makes him doubly dangerous in the corporate world.

Emma Reynolds is a woman who knows how to love and love well. When their two worlds collide, Jake’s plans for a complete take over, may just come tumbling down.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Review: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 27, 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140449264
ISBN-13: 9780140449266

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmond Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. Having endured years of incarceration, he stages a daring and dramatic escape and sets out to discover the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo, and to catch up with his enemies.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Review: Speed Dating by Nancy Warren

Title: Speed Dating
Author: Nancy Warren

Read copy: eBook
Published: Fabruary 1, 2007
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426830734
ISBN-13: 9781426830730

One minute I'm locked out of my hotel room, and the next...

Dylan Hargreave thinks I'm an actress paid to pose as his girlfriend at a North Carolina society wedding. How did this happen to me, of all people? Kendall Clarke, award-winning actuary, the veritable shining star of number crunchers who, just hours ago, learned her responsible fiancé (sorry, ex-fiancé) called off our wedding because he'd gotten one of my colleagues pregnant. What are the odds? Don't tell me you've never heard of Dylan Hargreave. Celebrity NASCAR driver? People magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year? Those eyes. That smile... Forget sensible! I've assessed the risk...and I'm taking it! I usually keep the brakes on, but as of now I'm taking a vacation. From me.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Review: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels

Title: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch
Author: B.J. Daniels

Read copy: eBook
Published: 2006
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN-13: 9781426830662

After Hudson Savage betrayed her, Dana Cardwell hoped never to lay eyes on the seductive cowboy again. Until a bunch of old bones showed up on her family ranch. Suddenly her former lover was back in her life in a big way—to investigate a decades-old crime.

Five years ago, Hud left town with a heartload of regrets. But now, as acting interim marshal, he had a job to do. And this time he wasn't walking away. Because now Dana's life was on the line—as the unsuspecting target of a killer who still walked the canyon. Hud would do whatever it took to keep Dana close. Even if it meant risking his own heart for a second chance for both of them...

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