Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Possession by Linda Mooney

Title: Possession
Author: Linda Mooney

Read copy: eBook
Published: March 15, 2011
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
ISBN-13: 9781603139540


If you were murdered by a stranger, wouldn’t you want the chance to be able to come back and find out who killed you? And why?

J was born blind, but she could "see" things. Her gift has always helped the police find such things as missing persons, serial killers... a ghost or two.

Detective Kiel Stark has worked homicide for eight years, but he has never met this mysterious Seer his fellow officers claim could almost perform miracles. Not until a gruesome triple homicide has his superiors calling in the reserved woman to help with the case.

Now Stark is faced with a double threat. Not only is he finding himself dangerously attracted to the mysterious beauty, but she could very well discover his own carefully guarded secret—a secret that could bring an end to his career, his way of life, and any future he had hoped to have.

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Review: Quicksilver by Amanda Quick

Title: Quicksilver
Series: Arcane Society, Looking Glass Trilogy
Author: Amanda Quick
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 19, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 1101524391
ISBN-13: 9781101524398

Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening's events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before, but won't soon forget.

Owen Sweetwater inherited his family's talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London's women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows better. Virginia's powers are real-and they just might be the key to solving this challenging case.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz

Title: In Too Deep
Series: Arcane Society, Looking Glass Trilogy
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 1101476508
ISBN-13: 9781101476505

Scargill Cove is the perfect place for Fallon Jones, confirmed recluse and investigator of the paranormal. It’s a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town attracts misfits and drifters like moths to a flame. Now someone else has been drawn to the Cove Isabella Valdez, on the run from some very dangerous men.

When she starts working as Fallon’s assistant, Isabella impresses him by organizing his pathologically chaotic office and doesn’t bat an eye at the psychic element of his job. She’s a kindred spirit, a sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness. But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy, Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove and forced to fight for their lives, as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business…and Isabella’s family tree.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: No Way Out by Andrea Kane

Title: No Way Out
Author: Andrea Kane

Read copy: eBook
Published: November 15, 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
ISBN: 0743418808
ISBN-13: 9780743418805

Something is wrong with teacher Julia Talbot's favorite second-grader, the mayor's son Brian. Seeing the outgoing little boy become increasingly anxious and withdrawn, she suspects problems at home, inside the mansion of a high-profile political family. But even Julia doesn't know the real truth. Venture capitalist Connor Stratford, the boy's powerful uncle, does.

Intrigued by Julia, Connor plans a campaign of seduction designed to keep her from snooping — and to get her into his bed. Yet Julia has already learned too much. As danger bears down on her like a runaway freight train, Brian vanishes, and a desperate hunt to find him draws Julia deeper into a family's secrets and an irresistible passion — and closer to a place where a child's future, and her own fate, hang in the balance.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Killer Curves by Roxanne St. Claire

Title: Killer Curves
Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Read copy: eBook
Published: January 15, 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
ISBN: 1416506683
ISBN-13: 9781416506683

He's fast. She's furious. They're in for the ride of their lives.

Rising star Roxanne St. Claire puts the pedal to the metal in a story of intrigue and passion that will get your heart racing!

When sexy NASCAR racer Beau Lansing tracks down high society debutante Celeste Bennett, it's a matter of life or death. Stunned at the secret Beau reveals, Celeste is forced to make a life-altering decision. But with her love life on the skids and her family life in a tailspin, escaping incognito into Beau's world is just what she needs — especially if she can get answers about her past.

Beau needs Celeste to save a man's life — he never expected a high-octane attraction that could wreck his well-protected heart. And when Celeste's life is threatened by someone who clearly knows her real identity, Beau has to risk everything — including his own life — to save her. With menacing forces in the driver's seat and time ticking too fast, the two must win the biggest race of all...the race for their lives and their love.

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Review: Midnight Crystal by Jayne Castle

Title: Midnight Crystal
Series: Arcane Society, Dreamlight Trilogy, Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515148369
ISBN-13: 9780515148367

For many earthly centuries, a legendary curse has plagued the Winters family, stemming from the tumultuous founding of the Arcane Society. But now, on the futuristic world of Harmony, the curse's final mystery will be unraveled...

Head of the ghost hunters guild Adam Winters and dreamlight reader extraordinaire Marlowe Jones must break the curse, save Harmony's entire underworld-and fight a passion that could destroy them both.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Starstruck by Michelle Celmer

Title: Starstruck
Series: Mediterranean Nights
Author: Michelle Celmer
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 1, 2008
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426815344
ISBN-13: 9781426815348

After years as a Hollywood wild child, Claire Mackenzie put the urban jungle behind her and laid down roots in British Columbia, where she found stability running a plant nursery.

So when her grandfather—screen legend Frederick Miles—invites her on a vacation aboard the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, Claire finds it almost impossible to let her hair down again. And since Frederick has agreed to perform in a Golden Era revival show, Claire decides she'd better protect her grandfather's interests by chaperoning rehearsals.

She's convinced that Liam Bates, the ship's smooth, charismatic assistant cruise director, is trying to use her grandfather to further his own showbiz career. But as much as Claire can't believe that Liam's charms aren't an act, she's having an even harder time resisting them...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review: Primal (anthology) by Lora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, Jory Strong, Ava Gray

Title: Primal
Series: Breeds, Skin
Author: Lora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, Jory Strong, Ava Gray
Read copy: Paperback
Published: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 0425239055
ISBN-13: 9780425239056

WHEN DESIRE CANNOT BE CONTROLLED...WHEN PERSONAL WILL IS OVERPOWERED BY CARNAL CRAVINGS...WHEN ONLY ONE FEARLESS IMPULSE FEES YOU, BODY AND SOUL...

You can't deny it. It's something primal.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breeds...in an all-new Breed novella that explores just how savage, how far, and how deep a man is willing to go in the name of desire.

Set in the same dark, seductive corners as Michelle Rowen's Nightshade universe...an innocent young woman is drawn into the dangerous world of a dhampyr whose love could be the death of her.

Jory Strong's "worldbuilding is nothing short of stunning" (Genre Reviews)...and now, in a novella of the Djinn, comes the story of an angel who crosses the boundaries of desire after committing the ultimate sin—falling in love with a mortal female.

Ava Gray, known for her "riveting romantic suspense" (Publisher Weekly)...now tells a tantalizing tale of an ordinary man—blessed and cursed with extraordinary powers—who gets a second chance at life and love.

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