Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath

Title: Passions of a Wicked Earl
Series: London's Greatest Lovers
Author: Lorraine Heath
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 006192296X
ISBN-13: 9780061922961

Known throughout London for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the 8th Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow—so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

Claire Lyons was an innocent, frightened girl on her wedding day, seeking chaste comfort from a childhood friend. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has returned to London with one goal in mind: the seduction of her notorious husband. Unskilled in the sensual arts, she burns nonetheless for the kisses too long denied her. And she has but one Season to win back the heart of the rogue she betrayed.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Review: The Secret of Cypriere Bayou by Jana Deleon

Title: The Secret of Cypriere Bayou
Author: Jana Deleon

Read copy: eBook
Published: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426888341
ISBN-13: 9781426888342


For Olivia Markham, laMalediction is the ideal setting in which to complete her work. But something is sending a chill up the usually fearless author's spine. There are the unearthly noises, the sliding panels, the hidden passageways...and John Landry, the sexy caretaker who seems less than welcoming.

John has work of his own to do and he doesn't need the distraction of a mysterious beauty claiming the old mansion is cursed. But he can't ignore the fact that someone is doing everything to scare Olivia away - permanently. Working together to uncover laMalediction's alarming secrets and root out the evil stalking them, John finds Olivia impossible to resist, and he knows it's only a matter of time before something unexpected - and undeniable - happens between them...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Maverick's Black Cat by Maggie Casper & Lena Matthews

Title: Maverick's Black Cat
Author: Maggie Casper & Lena Matthews

Read copy: eBook
Published: September 14, 2005
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
ISBN: 1419903756
ISBN-13: 9781419903755

Research. It was all in the name of research, or that's what Catarena keeps telling herself every time she meets Maverick online. In exchange for his knowledge of D/s relationships, Catarena willingly becomes his apt pupil, giving over her mind, body and soul to his commands.

Their relationship seems to be made in online heaven…until the webcam turns on, unveiling a familiar face to Catarena's startled eyes.

Mason can't get his cyber student out of his mind. BlackCat is a dream come true to this dominant man, every lesson bringing them closer to the brink of something wonderful. But when he tries to heat things up by turning on the camera, something goes incredibly wrong and his Kitten runs from him.

Finding his cyber vixen proves to be a hopeless mission until fate steps in, revealing Catarena in the most unlikely of places.

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Review: Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle

Title: Canyons of Night
Series: Arcane Society, Harmony, Looking Glass Trilogy, Rainshadow
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515149888
ISBN-13: 9780515149883

The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade's dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review: Bonding Experience by Cora Zane

Title: Bonding Experience
Series: Werekind
Author: Cora Zane
Read copy: eBook
Published: January 28, 2006
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
ISBN: 1600880371
ISBN-13: 9781600880377

When her pack leader issues a mating contract between herself and hotshot werewolf Luke Roman, Claire knows there must be some mistake. She doesn't know Luke very well, but she can't imagine two less compatible people being thrown together. Luke has loved Claire for years, and he isn't about to let her undo what he's worked so hard to put into effect. When she refuses to discuss the pact with him, even when he follows her home, Luke finds a silk scarf on her dresser and decides to try other, more creative ways of getting Claire's undivided attention.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Review: Two-Step Temptation by Emma Jay

Title: Two Step Temptation
Author: Emma Jay

Read copy: eBook
Published: February 1, 2011
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1609283538
ISBN-13: 9781609283537

They have a history. A future may be more than she's willing to give.

Haven Reynolds is stunned when her ex-lover Eric Viera turns up at their mutual friends' wedding. Her sources told her he was safely a continent away, doing his anthropology thing. Instead she's scrambling to figure out how to fend off his particularly potent brand of charm.

At least, that's what she tells herself.

Several months in a Costa Rican jungle hasn't dulled Eric's memory of the two weeks he spent with the sexy spitfire. He'd even enjoyed the challenge of breaking through her walls-the warm, passionate woman he'd uncovered had been worth the effort. He'd like nothing better than to pick up where they left off, except those walls are back in place, stronger than ever.

Much to Haven's dismay, Eric takes her in his arms for a rehearsal-dinner dance. In a split second, it all comes back-the memories, the lust and laughter, the intimacy and control she's never allowed any other man. Falling for him again is out of the question, but a weekend of hot sex is an indulgence she can't resist.

Except Eric hasn't come back to Texas just for the wedding. He's come for her.Warning: Contains a sassy heroine, sizzlin' hero, toe-stomping two-stepping and secret encounters.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Title: Firelight
Series: Darkest London
Author: Kristen Callihan
Read copy: eBook
Published: February 1, 2012
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455510009
ISBN-13: 9781455510009

London, 1881

Once the flames are ignited . . .

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Review: Obsidian Prey by Jayne Castle

Title: Obsidian Prey
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 26, 2009
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515146897
ISBN-13: 9780515146899

Amber tuner and independent prospector Lyra Dore lost her heart-and her discovery of a rare amethyst ruin-to cutthroat businessman Cruz Sweetwater. At least she had her artistically talented dust-bunny to comfort her...

But the ruin's mysterious power has put everyone involved with the project in danger. And only by trusting their psychic instincts will Cruz and Lyra survive- and surrender to the desire that binds them.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: Dark Light by Jayne Castle

Title: Dark Light
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 26, 2008
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 051514519X
ISBN-13: 9780515145199

Tabloid reporter Sierra McIntyre wants a scoop when she interviews Ghost Hunter Guild boss John Fontana about the disappearances of retired, homeless hunters. She doesn’'t want to trust the physically and psychically powerful man, but her intuition——and her dust bunny companion——give her the green light. To uncover the conspiracy within his own organization, Fontana proposes…marriage. And though it'’s purely a business arrangement, there'’s nothing pure about the attraction that sizzles between them.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: Silver Master by Jayne Castle

Title: Silver Master
Series: Harmony
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 28, 2007
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515143553
ISBN-13: 9780515143553

Cadence City matchmaker and para-resonator Celinda Ingram meets her match in security specialist Davis Oakes. On the hunt for the powerful relic that Celinda supposedly bought as a toy for her pet dust bunny, Davis must use all of his unique psychic abilities to try and wrest the ruby red object from the suspicious duo, keep his desire for Celinda in check-and keep them all safe from those who will do anything to possess the relic.

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