Morrigan's Cross By Nora Roberts
This the the first of her new trilogy called the Circle Trilogy. It is fantasy, which I think is awesome. This is my first "official" Nora Roberts book, I have only read her J.D. Robb books. I loved it. I am excited for the next book, which just came out but I have not gotten it yet.
In this world, the vampires are bad and the goddess Morrigan has picked six people ("the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one you've lost" plus Hoyt, the sorceror) to stop them. The first book is bringing those six people together and sorceror, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith, is supposed to be their leader. Hoyt's brother was turned to a vampire in twelth century Ireland and Hoyt was determined to get him back, so Morrigan sent him into the future (21st century our present) and reunited him with his brother (still alive and still a vamp). It is then then that they start to meet the others from their group. The first being witch, Glenna.
As a storm rages, the tale of a powerful vampire's lust for destruction-and of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan to stop her-begins. One of the chosen is a medieval sorcerer whose quest will take him through time-and into the arms of a woman courageous enough to link her destiny to his own.
Morrigan's Cross By Nora Roberts
Sebastian by Anne Bishop
I read this because someone told me that if I liked Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel books then I should read Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. Well my ubs did not have them and neither did my library, but they did have Sebastian. I really enjoyed it. I have been on a fantasy kick lately, I guess I did not realize how much I missed reading them. But this one I loved because it also had romantic elements in it, and those are my favorite fantasies to read. The description is difficult though.
The world of Ephemera is one that is affected by the people that live theres and made by Landscapers, who are women with special abilities. The worlds are linked together by men who are Bridges (have the ablility to create bridges between the Lands). This story is about three people. Sebastian, who is a half-incubus that lives in the Den of Iniquity (a world created for demons). Belladonna/Glorianna who is a Landscaper who is outcast for creating the Den. And Lynnea who is a simple girl who just wants to be loved and accepted somewhere. I like the Publisher's Weekly Review posted at Amazon, so I will use some of that for my description.
The maid is Lynnea and the succubus is Sebastian, and their unlikely romance is at the heart of the impressively unclichéd battle between light and dark raging through the world called Ephemera, where the land changes in response to the deepest desires and fears of the inhabitants. When the Eater of the World came into being, the Guides of the Heart shattered Ephemera into myriad pieces, each shaped by the will of a Landscaper and linked to other pieces by Bridges; they also cornered the Eater in a Landscape unconnected to the rest of the world. Now a foolish student has set it free, and Sebastian must help his cousins, Glorianna and Lee, a Landscaper and a Bridge of unusual power and talents respectively, to trap or destroy it.
Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter
This book was a great YA book. I loved it. I borrowed it from my teenage sis because I love Gena Showalter and she wrote another great book. I highly recommend it for teens and those who like teen books. Though it is hard to explain and I would not have wanted to write the description on the back of the book. So I will go with the back of the book for the description.
Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else. She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm. They're considered the "freaks" of their high school. But when Jade's smart mouth lands her in trouble -- again -- her principal decides to teach her a lesson she'll never forget.
Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternate universe where she rules the school. But her best friends won't talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth. Only Clarik, the mysterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques. And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade's stuck in a virtual reality game -- because she's stuck there, too, now living the life of a "freak." Together, they realize they might never get back to reality...and that even if they do, things might never be the same.
Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan
This was an enjoyable book to read because you got to revisit all the characters from her Dark series in one book. This is the latest in her Dark series and do not read it if you have not read the other books. This is one book that would not be as enjoyable if you had not read the series. it seems that the whole point of the book was to revisit past characters. There was a little more story to it than that but not much. You get to see a couple of Carpathians meet their mates, but nothing is resolved in this book, it is more of a novella than anything. A nice blip between books. It was a nice story, but I am not collecting these anymore, the series has become a library series for me. I visit and then give them back.
The Carpathians are all getting together for Christmas, for a celebration to promote unity and hope. Some of them have not been "home" for centuries. You get to see all the old characters as Mikhail goes around to each of them before the feast that night.
This is the first in her new trilogy. It is still T-FLAC but a different department, it is T-FLAC/psi, which means that they are wizards. The trilogy is about three brothers that are under a curse. The brothers have sworn to end the curse with their generation, but you know what they say about plans...
All three were excellent and I highly recommend them. They must be read in order and preferably one after the other is best so you don't forget anything in between. If you have not read the other T-FLAC books that is fine because none of those characters come up.
Edge of Danger by Cherry Adair
This is about Gabriel Edge. His mission is to find Dr. Eden Cahill and read her thoughts about her latest invention. A lifelike robot that has been stolen by terrorists.
Edge of Fear by Cherry Adair
Caleb Edge's desire to not be sitting around while recovering from an injury, lands him on survailence duty. He is to monitor Heather Shaw, whose father is a terrorism financier (basically a investor for terrorists). His gift is to be able to go back in time.
Edge of Darkness by Cherry Adair
The youngest brother, Duncan Edge's goal has always been to be the head of the Wizard's COuncil and he is now a candidate, along with his childhood playmates Serena and Trey. But he and Serena are literally fire and water together (his element to control is fire and hers is water) and both are fiercely competative as well as fiercely attracted to one another.
Room Service by Jill Shalvis
I grabbed this when I saw it at the library sale table, I was so excited. I read it at once and was thrilled as always with Ms Shalvis's work. The characters were fun and nicely flawed. And there were some great secondary characters. I enjoyed reading this very much.
Emmaline (Em) Harris is getting her last shot as a producer for a tv network. She has had three strikes so far and is at the end of the line. The network has decided that they want a cooking show. Em's boss suggests that she check out the astounding and sexy chef, Chef Jack Hill, at the Amuse Bouche restaurant in the Hush hotel. Em blushes at the sexy theme of the hotel, but saunters on. Then she meets him and the heat sizzles, but will he do the show?
Behind Closed Doors by Jodi Lynn Copeland and Tawny Taylor
My first Ellora's Cave book, wow! I loved it. It was three stories which was surprising to me because it is only two authors, but Tawny Taylor has two stories in the book.
Naughty Mistress Nita (JLC) - Conservative Anita is doing her best friend, a professional dominatrix, a favor by going to her client's house to cancel an appointment for her. But she is mistaken for her friend and decides to try to take her place with sexy Zane Matthews.
Lesons in Lust Major (TT) - The music teachers (Kate and Lukas) from a private school are going to a music conference together. Unknown to them, they have been lusting after each other for months and after a series of mishaps they decide that they have waited long enough.
Sexual Healing (TT) - Lara Woods is known for her scathing book reviews. She may have just stepped over the line though when she tears apart the book of her former lover, Dr. Adam Roy. She feels that his book promoting that sex can improve your health is just an excuse for men to get some. Now Dr. Roy sets out to prove her wrong and also to prove that he still loves her.
Well I got a job, but it is really cutting into my readng time, that is the only thing that stinks about going back to work. Oh, well what can you do. Now if the paperpushers at work will get my stuff together, I will be an even happier camper. I will stop rambling now. Have a great weekend.
Viva Las Bad Boys by Helenkay Dimon
This was a very good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was nice and sexy, and fun to read. I did not know but it is three stories in one book. All three stories take place in a Vegas casino called the Berkley.
"Jackpot" Is about two guests (Jack and Laine) of the hotel/casino who meet while gambling. The girl is wearing a wedding dress.
"Players Club" Is about the awesome playboy chef (Zach) of the hotel and his overseer that the hotel has hired to curb his antics (Jenna).
"Two of a Kind" Is about one of the managers (Alex) and a hotel reviewer (Caroline). Who are both workaholics.
Lover Awakened by J. R. Ward
Well I finally finished it. Yeah!! Now I am not sure if I have the patience to wait for the next one (Lover Revealed does not come out until March '07). I love this series. This is the third book in the series the others are Dark Lover and Lover Eternal. This book rocks and is a must read if you have not read this series yet. They must be read in order though because the stories build upon one another.
It is hard to give a description of the book without giving anything away. Even the book description does not tell much "Even within the vampire brotherhood, Zsadist is feared. Still bearing the scars from a tortured past, he is renowned for his unquenchable fury. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion-until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society" The female is Bella. To avoid spoilers I am not going to say much about the plot.
Wild by Lori Foster
We return to the Winston brothers to see the last one fall to the "Winston curse". It was a great book, I enjoyed it alot. It was nice to be able to read about all the brothers one after the other. I would say if you have the ability, read them all at once. This book also sets up their cousin, Joe Winston, for his own book, Say No to Joe? which is also the beginning of the Visitation books.
Zane Winston is working in his store one day when the gypsy (Tamara Tremayne) from the new age store next door comes in and says, "I want you." That is the opening of the book and it does not stop there. After he gets to know her a little better, he finds out that someone is trying to run her out of town by forcing her to sell her store. This of course does not go over well with Zane.