Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review: Crossing Borders by Cora Zane

Title: Crossing Borders
Series: Werekind
Author: Cora Zane
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 23, 2008
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
ISBN: 1600880126
ISBN-13: 9781600880124

A lonely howl in the night draws Laney Parker out of her cabin. Determined to warn the rogue werewolf away from her pack's territory, she heads into the wilderness unprotected. Little does she know, old wounds are about to be opened, and she will soon be forced to revisit her heartbreaking past. Two years have passed since Cole Holbrook was exiled from his pack. Now he's back, determined to claim Laney as his mate, even if it means trespassing onto enemy territory to take her. Nothing will stop him. Not even his old rival--Laney's pack leader brother, Seth.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: Into the Night by Janelle Denison

Title: Into the Night
Series: The Reliance Group
Author: Janelle Denison
Read copy: eBook
Published: March 29, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429993286
ISBN-13: 9781429993289

A former Marine and Las Vegas Vice cop, Nathan Fox has seen it all and then some. Heading up security for The Onyx Casino is tame compared to his past, but it’s not his only job. Working for The Reliance Group is his real passion project. His current case: A missing woman. His mission: To find her. But soon Nathan must deal with a stubborn—and stunning—journalist who’s nosed her way into the investigation...and into Nathan’s fantasies.

To reporter Nicole Hutton, exposing a ruthless, twisted criminal who abuses vulnerable teens isn't just a job. In fact, this story has become very personal, especially now that she's gotten tangled up with sexy Nathan Fox. But before she can break the story, and help rescue a missing girl, she and Nathan must brave the labyrinth of Vegas's dark underbelly...where the heat simmering between them is about to burst into flames...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Something About You by Julie James

Title: Something About You
Series: FBI / US Attorney
Author: Julie James
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425233383
ISBN-13: 9780425233382

Fate has thrown two sworn enemies...

Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and nearly ruining his career...

...into each other’s arms

Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it’s no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes—and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: Naked Heat by Richard Castle

Title: Naked Heat
Series: Nikki Heat
Author: Richard Castle
Read copy: eBook
Published: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 140139616X
ISBN-13: 9781401396169

Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again in Richard Castle's thrilling follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, Heat Wave.

When New York's most vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, Heat uncovers a gallery of high profile suspects, all with compelling motives for killing the most feared muckraker in Manhattan.

Heat's murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent breakup, Nikki would rather not deal with their raw emotional baggage. But the handsome, wise-cracking Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's personal involvement in the case forces her to team up with Rook anyway. The residue of their unresolved romantic conflict and crackling sexual tension fills the air as Heat and Rook embark on a search for a killer among celebrities and mobsters, singers and hookers, pro athletes and shamed politicians.

This new, explosive case brings on the heat in the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups, and scandals.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Review: Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Title: Heat Wave
Series: Nikki Heat
Author: Richard Castle
Read copy: eBook
Published: September 29, 2009
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401394760
ISBN-13: 9781401394769

Richard Castle, proprietor of the successful Derrick Storm franchise, wants to introduce us to the new crime fighter in town. She's Nikki Heat, a sexy, opinionated NYPD homicide detective who is being asked to bite into more than her fair share of perplexing Big Apple murders. Adding insult to overwork, her boss assigns her to babysit a handsome Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Sparks are flying in every direction in this series.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance by Trisha Telep (editor)

Title: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Author: Trisha Telep (editor)

Read copy: Paperback
Published: March 9, 2009
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762436514
ISBN-13: 9780762436514

Fall in love with someone out of this world.

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.

Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.

Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: Maui Heat by Ari Thatcher

Title: Maui Heat
Author: Ari Thatcher

Read copy: eBook
Published: November 13, 2009
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
ISBN: 1102071455
ISBN-13: 9781102071457

It's the final night of her summer job on Maui. Her last chance to see him alone. Maggie plans to make it a night she'll never forget--one of amazingly hot sex with her coworker Gabe.

Gabe wishes he'd said something sooner, taken their friendship to the next level. He's more than willing to slip away with Maggie for a private farewell. But he's the one all the other summer workers turn to when the party gets too wild, and this is definitely the wildest party of the summer. Is the island big enough for them to escape their meddling friends and release the passion burning inside them?

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Review: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Title: Silent in the Grave
Series: Lady Julia
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Read copy: eBook
Published: January 1, 2008
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 140891476X
ISBN-13: 9781408914762

London, 1886

To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor...

For Lady Julia Grey, her husband's sudden death at a dinner party is extremely inconvenient, not to mention an unpardonable social gaffe. However, things take a turn for the worse when inscrutable private investigator Nicholas Brisbane reveals that the death was not due to natural causes.

Drawn away from her comfortable, conventional life, Lady Julia is exposed to threatening notes, secret societies and gypsy curses, not to mention Nicholas's charismatic unpredictability...

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