Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Rescue Me by Anna Leigh Keaton

Title: Rescue Me
Series: To Serve and Protect
Author: Anna Leigh Keaton
Read copy: eBook
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
ISBN-13: 9781600881510

An attempt to salvage a failing relationship leaves city girl, Carla Benevito stranded, injured, and lost in the woodlands of Wisconsin. Starving, she struggles for survival even as she gives up all hope of ever finding the man of her dreams. After years spent conducting search and rescue missions for the Cooper Valley Fire Department, Jamie Roberts is resolved to a life as a bachelor with is partner--his only female companion--a gentle wolfhound named Pixie. But that was before a missing woman stumbles across his campsite ... and straight into his heart.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: One Night of Paradise by Anna Leigh Keaton

Title: One Night of Paradise
Series: To Serve and Protect
Author: Anna Leigh Keaton
Read copy: eBook
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
ISBN: 1600880436
ISBN-13: 9781600880438

Normally shy, quiet, unassuming Carol sets out to nab her man. She's seen him frequent the local pub and knows that's where he goes every Friday night after work. Dolled up to the nines, her plain hair highlighted, her drab matronly garb traded in for a sexy, slinky black dress, she sits at the bar and waits. Two years after a nasty divorce, women in general aren't high on Detective Taggert's priority list. All he cares about is his work and his teenaged son--until he surprises even himself by taking the sexy seductress home for one night of passion.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Five Alarm Neighbor by Anna Leigh Keaton

Title: Five Alarm Neighbor
Series: To Serve and Protect
Author: Anna Leigh Keaton
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 2, 2006
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
ISBN: 1600880002
ISBN-13: 9781600880001

Gracie Terrence has lived next door to firefighter Steve Sheldon for two years. She’s lusted after his hot body since day one, but Steve is a taken man. Gracie is no home wrecker and keeps her fantasies locked safely behind closed doors. Besides, all she wants is one hot night with him.

After getting dumped by his fiancée, Steve decides it’s time to have a little fun with Gracie. She makes his blood heat. But when one night turns to two, and emotions complicate their simple affair, can they survive the inferno of their growing love?

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: Racing Against Time by Marie Ferrarella

Title: Racing Against Time
Series: Cavanaugh Justice
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 2, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426868499
ISBN-13: 9781426868498

The Honorable Brenton Montgomery would break every rule to recover his kidnapped little girl. But he wasn't prepared to clash with the one woman he'd secretly loved for years, Detective Callie Cavanaugh, whose job it was to find Rachel. And when tensions grew hot between them, Brenton knew he'd have one helluva fight on his hands...and in his heart.

Every time the troubled single father touched her, kissed her, he made Callie's job that much harder. When this nightmare was over, how would she ever find the strength to walk away from this man and his precious daughter without wanting more?

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: After Glow by Jayne Castle

Title: After Glow
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: February 24, 2004
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515136948
ISBN-13: 9780515136944

Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para-archaeology - and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there's trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City.

Of course, all of these problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn't got a thing to wear

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: After Dark by Jayne Castle

Title: After Dark
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 5, 2000
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 051512902X
ISBN-13: 9780515129021

Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening.

Take the dead body that she discovered in the sarcophagus exhibit. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Review: Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz

Title: Copper Beach
Series: Dark Legacy
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Read copy: eBook
Published: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 1101554282
ISBN-13: 9781101554289

Within the pages of very rare books, some centuries old, lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell's unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes—and sometimes, taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market.

Convinced she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber—“hot rocks.” Passion flares immediately between them, but neither entirely trusts the other. When it comes to dealing with a killer with paranormal abilities, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code...no one is safe.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Series: Millennium
Author: Stieg Larsson
Read copy: Paperback
Published: June 29, 2010
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307454541
ISBN-13: 9780307454546

An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn

Read copy: eBook
Published: January 27, 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0061830275
ISBN-13: 9780061830273

I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.

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