Wild, Wicked and Wanton

3/29/2007 05:43:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Wild, Wicked and Wanton by Jaci Burton

I meant to get this posted yesterday, you can see how well that worked out, oh well. but here we go...

Wow!! This book was HOT!! I also really enjoyed it, it had something for almost everyone and it is definitely not for the faint of heart (stories may contain menage - MFM, light D/s, voyeurism, exhibitionism). It is a series of three stories about three best friends. The friends have been there for each other for years and are fun heroines. I feverishly read all three stories and only have one wish, that the second one had been a little longer. I wanted to stay and see that relationship a little longer than I was able. It just felt a little shorter than the others.
I really enjoyed this book and if you like HOT novellas about fulfilled fantasies, then I think that you will enjoy this collection. Here is the book description:

They're inseparable friends who share their wildest secrets and dares. The latest bet is the boldest of all: each must sleep with whomever the others have chosen and return with every juicy detail. For divorcee Abby it's a pair of sexy veterinarians who are fulfilling their own desire. For heartbreaker Blaire it's the one man she never had the courage to bed. For sensible Callie it's an irresistible stranger. For readers, it's an erotic fantasy come true.

(One little mention that is not in the description, for those of you who label your stories and look for certain themes in you characters, Callie is a widow. )



3/27/2007 06:21:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Warsworn (The Chronicles of the Warlands, Book 2)
Warsworn (Chronicles of the Warlands Book 2) by Elizabeth Vaughan

This was a good second book in a trilogy. (The first book is Warprize and that one is very good.) It is the hardest place to be in a series. It wasn't a fantabulous book, but it moved along and was interesting. It was a decent middle of the trilogy book. I cannot wait to read the third book though, Warlord.

Lara is the Warprize. A powerful healer, she has sworn an oath of loyalty to Keir the Warlord, and his people. Now the Warlord and his chosen mate face enemies within the tribe and danger lurks on every hand as they journey toward Keir's homeland. When they reach a village marked with the warnings of the plague, Keir forbids Lara to heal the sick, commanding that she not risk her own life. But both Lara and Kier are strong of will and neither will bend easily, even for love; and when Lara disobeys, she pays the price: both she and Kier are plague-struck.... and so is their entire encampment.In the midst of the dying, Iften, a rival warrior, gathers his followers and challenges Keir for the right to rule their tribe. If Keir, weakened by the sickness, loses -- he dies. And so does Lara.To save her love, her life, and her adopted people, Lara must find a cure for the plague -- and fully embrace her sworn role as Warprize to her Warlord.


Intimate Danger

3/25/2007 12:47:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Intimate Danger
Intimate Danger by Amy J. Fetzer

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. It does not go with a series, it is a stand alone. The hero and heroine (Mike Ganner and Clancy McRae) were great, I loved their interaction and banter. There was only one thing that i did not get and maybe I need to read it a second time to get it. There were three secondary story lines, two were the bad guys, which was good I always like getting all the sides of the story, but the other was this guy named Antone Choufani and I still don't really understand his part in the story. As I think more about it I think that he had to do with the weapon that the bad guys were dealing with and then tracked it back to the bad guys, but his part was kind of extra to the story. Like if his part was left out it really would not have affected the story. I could be wrong and maybe I missed something that I will catch next time I read this. Besides that I really loved the story. The H and h were awesome characters. If you like the high action military hero books then you will love this one.

Clancy McRae is mad as hell. Charged with creating technology-enhanced troops, she’s discovered her top-secret nano-device has been surgically implanted in four U.S. Marines without her approval. Though it makes them smarter, faster, and stronger than any human on earth, in this untested stage, it can also drive them insane—or kill them. Now she’s stolen classified data, risking her career--and her life—to go after them.
While recovering from a shoulder wound, Spec Ops leader Mike Gannon learns the rest of his team was dropped into the jungles of Peru to locate a chilling new weapon. Then: nothing, nada. Injured or dead, it’s his duty to bring them home and destroy the threat. But when a scrappy red-haired beauty butts into his rescue mission, insisting the government turned his men into lab rats, Mike doesn’t believe her—till she becomes a moving target.
Keeping Clancy with him, keeps her safe, yet as the tropical temperatures rise with their passion, Mike and Clancy are ensnared in a labyrinth of ingenious deceptions concealing a peril no one suspects--and only they can stop.
In the dark forgotten Andes mountains, they unearth a deadly plan and an ancient menace that turns a rescue--into the crucial fight for their very survival.

And the clock is ticking…..

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Nauti Boy

3/24/2007 05:13:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Nauti Boy (The Nauti Trilogy, Book 1)
Nauti Boy (Nauti Trilogy Book 1) by Lora Leigh

I love the background to the story line in this book, it is great. The older boy has a thing for the younger girl but realizes that she is too youg so takes himself out of the picture and away from temptation until she is older. This book was HOT and Lora Leigh is becoming one of my favorite authors very quickly. I am working on getting her backlist and loving all of them. This trilogy is loosly connected to her Men of August series, the Nauti boys and the Augusts are cousins. But that is only just mentioned and not imperative to reading the book. But I might just have to go find some money to buy that series too. I am loving her books.

Too weak to resist young Kelly Benton's attempts at seduction, Rowdy Mackay left home eight years ago. Duty as a U.S. Marine put a safe distance between temptation and the nubile Kentucky vixen. Now he's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his two cousins a Nauti-boy reputation in three counties.
Once it was Kelly's dream too-to feel the heat of the boy she desired. But an attack from a stalker still on the prowl has left Kelly terrified of a man's touch. Now as fear and desire converge, Rowdy fights to save her from the deadly threats of a stranger, to rid her of her demons, and to satisfy a hunger more powerful than either can imagine.


Twisted Kingdom v.2

3/23/2007 11:37:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Twisted Kingdom is a great site. They just got done revamping it and if you do not already read it then check it out. They review mostly fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal books (romance and non-romance) and I have found out about some great books from them. The ladies over there have read some great things and have some very good reviews, in my opinion. Hope to see you there soon!!



3/22/2007 05:40:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (5)

Warprize (Paranormal Romance)Warprize (The Chronicles of the Warland Book 1) by Elizabeth Vaughan

This was a great book and I want to kick myself for waiting so long to read it. But one of the upsides for waiting so long is that the second book (Warsworn) is already out and the third book (Warlord) just came out. If you like fantasy romance then I very much recommend this book. I can't wait to read the other books!

Xylara is the Daughter of the Warrior King, Xyron. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to the warring Firelanders.
Before she was old enough for a marriage-of-alliance, Xylara was trained as a healer. She can't usurp her brother or negotiate a peace--but she can heal the brave ones injured in battle.
But not only her countrymen are wounded, and Xylara's conscience won't let Firelander warriors die when she can do something to save them. She learns their language and their customs and tries to make them as comfortable as possible, despite their prisoner-of-war status.
She never expects that these deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. Xylara knows must trade the life she has always known for the well-being of her people, and so she becomes... The Warprize


Finders Keepers

3/20/2007 06:06:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Finders KeepersFinders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair
This was a nice change of pace for me. It has been a while since I have read a good sci-fi book. And this one was a romance which made it even better for me. Someone mentioned one of her books (I think it was Games of Command and said it was really good) and I looked her up and my library has two of her books, I was so glad. So I grabbed this one and now have another book, Gabriel's Ghost on request. I do not know if they are related or not yet. This was a great book if you enjoy sci-fi with some romance (more warm than HOT) in it. The only thing that I wish had been different was I wanted more description of the bad guys. I know that they were not human but that is about it that I remember. Besides that I really liked it.

Independent trader Trilby Elliot is making some not-quite-legal modifications to her starfreighter, when an unexpected visitor falls out of space. Literally. He’s crashed onto the uninhabited planet of Avanar in a crippled ’Sko fighter–the last place you’d expect to find a Zafharin military officer because the ’Sko and the Zafharin have been at war as long as Trilby can remember.
Rhis Vanur is your typically arrogant Zafharin. But to Trilby’s surprise, he doesn’t look down on her or her slapdash ship. Still, Trilby’s learned the hard way that even though she found Rhis, she can’t keep him. She’s just a low-budget jump jockey as far as men like him are concerned. She’s not falling for his offer to help…until Port Rumor reports her best friend missing and Trilby learns that the ’Sko are hunting both her and Rhis. Now they’re in it together for better, for worse–or till death blasts them to oblivion....


One Real Cowboy

3/19/2007 09:35:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

One Real Cowboy (Zebra Debut)
One Real Cowboy by Janette Kenny
I really enjoyed this one. I do not read westerns often, but this one was a really good one. I am usually not a fan of pretend marriages but I really got engrossed in this one and wanted to finish it. I do recommend this one. She is a debut author so the book is cheaper than usual and that was lovely as well (my Wally world had it for like $3).

Cord Tanner has a very simple plan: get paid to be Beatrix Northroupe's husband for a month so the prim, but very sexy, Englishwoman can gain rightful ownership to her family's stud farm. Money in hand, he's going to get as far away from Revolt, Kansas, as a fast horse can take him.
But Cord soon finds that he admires his Trixie's reckless courage--not to mention she's one great kisser. Maybe he's crazy to hope for a real future with her instead of heading for the hills, but now that someone's staking a dangerous claim to her farm, Cord's decided to stick around as long as the lady needs protecting. That wedding ring he put on her finger means her reputation is safe--and he's determined to win her heart. Cord Tanner may not be the most refined man on the frontier, but he sure is the lovingest...

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fun stuff and the Mackenzie series

3/17/2007 12:24:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

I saw this on a friend's site and loved it so I had to share. I am currently re-reading Linda Howard's Mackenzie series amid all my other reading. If you have not read it it is wonderful and goes in this order:
Mackenzie's Mountain ( Wolf and Mary)
Mackenzie's Mission (Joe and Caroline)
Mackenzie's Pleasure (Zane and Barrie)
Mackenzie's Magic (in Christmas Kisses anthology) (Maris and Alex)
A Game of Chance (Chance and Sunny)

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She Drives Me Crazy and She's Got the Look

3/16/2007 12:32:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

She Drives Me Crazy
She Drives Me Crazy by Leslie Kelly

I have never read Leslie Kelly before but I enjoyed her. They were fun contemporary chick lit books. This book was a little typical, girl returns to small hometown plot, but I like those to offset my paranormals. But this one was cute and funny.

When she was good, she was very, very good. . .
When Emma Frasier returns home to joyful, Georgia, she's greeted with the kinds of winks and lusty grins one might offer. . . an adult film star?
But when she was bad. . .
Thanks to small-town gossip and citizens who clearly need to get a life, Joyful's residents think Emma Jean is the "famous star" building a strip club in town. And that her barely concealed. . .uh, attributes are the ones gracing the new interstate billboard.
She was better.
As if being taken for a blue movie queen isn't rattling enough, there's Johnny Walker, the local bad boy turned good-a man who tempts Emma to be just as wild and wicked as Joyful thinks she is.

She's Got The LookShe's Got the Look by Leslie Kelly

After reading She Drives Me Crazy (above) I had to read this one because Nick is in that one (Nick and Johnny are brothers) and is the hero in this one. They don't really need to be read in order but I always prefer to. The description makes it seem like a suspense but that is totally a subplot and it is not very suspenseful. I love suspense books but I know that others do not. If you like a little suspense then this is perfect. A lot of books are the suspense with romance, this is a romance with some suspense. Again like the other one, a cute chick lit book. I enjoyed reading them but they are not keepers for me.

That's all Melody, an ex-model and recent divorcee, has been doing for years. Posing for the camera. Posing as a happy wife.
Now she's ready to concentrate on her own life. She's returned to her hometown to start a career behind the camera. And her girlfriends think it's the perfect time to revive a list they dreamed up years ago: the five men she'd be allowed to sleep with, no matter what!
But someone seems to be narrowing down the list for her, and her ideal men are turning up dead from suspicious causes. Melody turns to local homicide detective Nick Walker for help -- but if they don't catch the killer soon, she's going to need a new list!


Erotic Secrets of a French Maid

3/14/2007 06:44:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

The Erotic Secrets of a French Maid
Erotic Secrets of a French Maid by Lisa Cach

Well this book was not my favorite of hers. I loved most of the sex scenes, they were very real and made me laugh (you know the ones that actually happen during sex, like the embarrassing non-sexy moments that make it funny). I loved the ending. But the book as a whole did not do it for me. I cannot pin it down exactly what it was, but I was not a big fan. The title is misleading as well. She is a housekeeper at the beginning of the book, but the whole french maid thing does not fit for the title. But I do love the cover. I hope that others have a better time with it than me, or can pin down why I do not like it as a whole.

After an unsuccessful search for her dream job in architecture, Emma Mayson becomes a maid for an incredibly handsome, wealthy entrepreneur. But Russell Carrick is also a total workaholic who has lost his zest for life -- or has he just misplaced it? Setting aside her feather duster and her inhibitions, Emma rekindles her employer's passion with a fantasy world of boundless pleasure. But then the unthinkable happens: She falls for him. Can she make Russell see her as more than a plaything?


Atlantis Rising

3/12/2007 02:49:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Atlantis Rising: The Warriors of Poseidon (Berkley Sensation)
Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

Let me just say I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice change in direction from straight vampire and werewolf books. In this series the vampires are the bad guys, they were created by the goddess of Death, Anubisa (one majorly messed up chick, sadist to the nth degree). But the heros of this book are from the kingdom of Atlantis. They follow the god Poisidon and have power over water (along with some other specialized power based on the person). I just wish this book had been longer. Ms Day spent a lot of time on the backstories which was great and needed, but I also wanted more time in the current story. This can be the beginning of a great series, I am interested to see where she goes with it.

Eleven thousand years ago, before the seas swallowed the Atlanteans, Poseidon assigned a few chosen warriors to act as sentinels for humans in the new world. There was only one rule-desiring them was forbidden. But rules were made to be broken...
When she calls... Riley Dawson is more than a dedicated Virginia Beach social worker. She's blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years. Being an "empath" may explain her wistful connection to the roiling waves of the ocean, the sanctuary it provides, and the sexual urges that seem to emanate from fathoms below...
He will come.
Conlan, the High Prince of Atlantis, has surfaced on a mission to retrieve Poseidon's stolen trident. Yet something else has possessed Conlan: the intimate emotions-and desires-of a human. Irresistibly drawn to the uncanny beauty, Conlan soon shares more than his mind. But in the midst of a battle to reclaim Poseidon's power, how long can a forbidden love last between two different souls from two different worlds?

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Lover Revealed

3/11/2007 09:33:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Lover Revealed: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

I know that everyone has already posted about this, but this is supposed to be my reading journal to help me keep track of what I have read, so bear with me. This is the latest installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (the others are Dark Lover, Lover Eternal and Lover Awakened). This book, like the rest in the series, is great. If you have not read them I highly recommend them. I don't think that this is my favorite in the series, but I still really enjoyed it, it was nice to get his story. I cannot wait for the next one, it is Viscious's story.

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.
But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

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Blood Secrets

3/09/2007 07:10:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (7)

Blood Secrets (Silhouette Nocturne)Blood Secrets by Vivi Anna

I really enjoyed this book. I am a big CSI fan so that made this book a must get. It was like watching a dangerous Grissholm get together with a not-annoying Sara. The story takes place in a city called Necropolis. After weres and vamps came "out of the closet" the human population freaked and the basically built them their own city to live in, but they are not supposed to leave. It actually makes me think of a reservation for non-humans. But the city has everything that any other city has, big buildings, an interesting assortment of food, rich people, poor people, crime and politicians. Humans are not allowed in and others are not allowed out (unless they have permission, or a permit or something). But this is an interesting world and I am interested in seeing other books she sets there.

Caine Valorian and his Otherworld Crime Unit crack all the unusual cases before any humans take notice. When a young woman is found ritualistically murdered it's his team of professionals with paranormal gifts who must stop the nameless evil stalking the streets. But the toughest case of Caine's 200-year career gets even harder when a new member, Eve Grant, is assigned to their unit. Not only is she green and eager to impress, she's human.

As they sink deeper into the workings of the case, Caine's attraction to the alluring Eve is causing his blood to boil. And with war brewing between species, the all-consuming passion between a human and a vampire won't be the only thing to spill on the city's mean streets.—

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February reads I did not get to post about yet

3/06/2007 05:35:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (5)

Dipped In ChocolateDipped in Chocolate by Renee Luke (B+)

I enjoyed this book. It was three stories about three acquintences. The other characters are mentioned in the other stories but not an integral part. I loved the first story becaue I love best friend stories, so that was a treat. But all the stories were good and spicy to boot.

A trio of erotic treats from an author who knows how to seduce-and deliver.
In Gimme Some Sugar...Jackson never realized how much he loved his friend Alexis-until her wedding day. Now all he has to do is convince her that their harmless kissing games over the years weren't so harmless after all.
In 4 U Sweetheart...Toni never imagined that a night of speed-dating could lead to something serious. Until the hunk of her dreams slipped her a candy heart that said "Pick Me."
In Dipped in Chocolate...Nathan wants a special delicacy for his sister's bridal shower. He finds it in Jayla, the owner of a decadent chocolate shop. Now Nathan may have to abandon his bachelor ways for a piece of chocolate that's a little more solid.

Real Men Do It Better (Anthology) (Includes Tempting Seals, Book 3)Real Men Do it Better anthology by Lori Wilde, Lora Leigh, Susan Donovan, and Carrie Alexander (B)
I read this book mainly to read LoraLeigh's story because it is the third in her Tempting SEALs series (the first being in the anthology Honk if you Love Real Men (have not read yet) and the second being Dangerous Games.) Second reason being, I love Susan Donovan and have not gotten to read her in a while. I enjoyed all the stories and they were a nice assortment. I just wish a couple had been a little longer because they were lacking a little character development.

"His Body Electric" by Carrie Alexander. The storm shut down Karen's phone sex business Cock-A-Doodle. It also brought Tomzak to her farmhouse seeking shelter. The attraction is electric.
"Bed and Breakfast" by Susan Donovan. High strung corporate executive Kate left Los Angeles for a spiritual retreat in the New Mexico desert. However, she arrives just before a torrent occurs only to find the Windwalker Lodge closed for renovation. Jorey allows her to stay, but he soon teaches her more on the impact of the spirit of the flesh has on the mind.
"For Maggie's Sake" by Lora Leigh. Joe believes the woman he loved and lost two years ago is involved with a dangerous drug lord who has killed some Navy SEALs. He reassesses his belief when his Maggie is abducted.
"Siren's Call" by Lori Wilde. When her grandfather broke his hip, Annie comes home to St. Augustine to keep his dive shop afloat. As she expects to return to Manhattan, diving instructor Duncan enters the shop. He knows he made the mistake of his life when he decided he was not good enough for his beloved Annie and ended their fling. Now he has a second chance to rectify his error.

I'm In No Mood For Love
I'm in No Mood for Love by Rachel Gibson (B-)

This was a cute book. Though I do not think that it is my favorite by her, one of those reasons being that I read it a week ago and now can barely remember it. Usually I just have to read the summary and it all comes back, but this one is not really doing that. And I remember thinking when I was finished that it was cute but not my favorite by her.

What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it's morning . . . and she has the nastiest hangover of her life.
To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughan . . . her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble.
Clare had the right to go wild—after all, she'd been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiancé in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off.
But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons—and some of the right ones, too. Clare is in no mood for love—not even for lust—and wants to forget about Sebastian and his six-pack abs ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget.


Ways to be Wicked

3/05/2007 06:19:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Ways to Be Wicked
Ways to be Wicked (Book 2 in the Three Sisters Trilogy) by Julie Anne Long

I am really enjoying this book and Ms Long's writing. The first book in the series is Beauty and the Spy. The trilogy is about three sisters who were separated when they were little after their mother is wrongfully accused of killing their father. She has to run and leaves her daughters in the care of a family friend who splits them up to keep them safe. This one was a very good historical. I loved the characters. Neither the hero or the heroine were nobility or gentry, just regular people involved in the theater. I loved that aspect of it. I have not found many historicals that are set in a theater. She is not trying to make a match or avoid a match, she wants to find her sister and needs a job to tide her over. Great story, I recommend Ms Long if you enjoy Regency historicals.

Sylvie Lamoureux is the darling of the Paris ballet, renowned for her beauty and passionate dedication to her art. But when a mysterious letter sends her across the English Channel, she finds herself literally landing in the lap of one of London's most notorious men.
With a face that has charmed many a London lady, theater impresario Tom Shaughnessy is used to women falling into his arms. But from the moment this feisty young Frenchwoman leaps into his carriage, he senses he's met his rival in wit, daring...and sensuality.
When fate pulls Sylvie into the bawdy world of Tom's theater, a desire neither of them fully expects threatens to upend their well-laid plans. But the past Sylvie never knew she had will force her to make a decision. She can either let it bring down the curtain on their fiery pas de deux...or trust this wicked man with her heart.


Innocent in Death

3/04/2007 02:18:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Innocent in Death (In Death)
Innocent in Death by JD Robb

I thought this was a great addition to the series. I could not put it down. I loved how much that the story made me identify even more with Roarke and Eve as I watched them argue and try to deal with irrational fears and communication issues (namely Eve not talking it out). But many women wouldn't have either, they would have done what Eve did and talked to a friend first. Not saying that is how it should be but what it usually is. The murder investigation was good and kept me guessing, but I was having an inkling about halfway through the story and I got lucky(?) and was right. But great series, if you have not read it I highly recommend it, but they need to be read in order. Naked in Death is the first book.

The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.
Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant . . . so innocent.
Now Magdalena Percell . . . there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about . . . and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.
Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.

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His Chosen Bride

3/03/2007 04:04:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Dreamscapes: His Chosen Bride
His Chosen Bride by Marcia Evanick

I really enjoyed this one. It was different. An arranged marriage with a paranormal twist, they are both witches. True magic is genetic and the witches and warlocks are becoming barren so those who have been tested as being fertile are betrothed to one another by the Council. (They actually have a very high success rate record, very few who have been paired by them get divorced.) They are betrothed to one another when she is 13 and he is 16 then do not see each other again until she is 25 and they are getting ready to be married. This was a different book for me so I liked that part and it was enjoyable to read.

Tenderhearted Gillian Barnett agreed to marry a virtual stranger to fulfill a long-ago promise. Powerful warlock Mason Blacksword was the epitome of Gillian's every fantasy, but although he knew as well as she did that the terms of their marriage required making a baby, he refused to be a father!
It was bad enough Mason was honor-bound to marry a woman who'd been chosen for him, but having fatherhood foisted upon him was even worse! It wasn't what he wanted, yet just being near Gillian made him long for a closeness sure to bring ruin to them both . . . Unleashing a passion greater than even his powerful magic could withstand.

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Tempting Evil and Kiss of Heat

3/02/2007 06:18:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Kiss of Heat:  Feline Breeds 3Kiss of Heat (Breed Series book 4) by Lora Leigh

I had been waiting for this book and was not disappointed. I enjoyed it and thought that it was a great addition to the series. I do wish that there had been a little more background info about their history earlier in the book and at times it seemed a bit disjointed. So that kind of brought it down from the "awesome"catagory. But I loved the storyline.

They've waited a decade to come together. Long years filled with unbearable pain, and soul-wrenching torment that have changed them both. Left wounds that have laid their souls bare. Wounds that stand one chance of healing  if only they could stop fighting each other long enough for the truth to work its healing balm. Kane, a relentless warrior, lost more than his heart to Sherra in a night of mating passion that marked them both for life. But news of her death ripped his soul apart. For years he has fought to avenge the death of the woman he loved more than his own life, by revealing the deceit and cruelty of the Council that created the Breeds. But Sherra didn't die. In a cruel and evil twist she was convinced by her sadistic handlers that the man she had given her body, heart and soul to had betrayed not only her, but the child she carried and lost. Amid the rapidly escalating violence against the Feline Breeds, Kane and Sherra learn that there's more to mating than just the "heat", just as there's more to love than just the sex

Tempting EvilTempting Evil (Book 3 of the Riley Jensen Guardian books) by Keri Arthur

This is the third installment and I think there is just one more, Dangerous Games which is supposed to come out the end of March. But the first two books are Full Moon Rising and Kissing Sin. The series is a great story that has to be read in order. I can't wait for Dangerous Games. I am really enjoying this series so far. But I will caution what I did before, if you do not like the heroine sleeping with anyone beside the hero then you probably not like this book. I also like the fact (and I said this before) that you are not positive exactly who the hero is going to be.

In a world of sorcery and seduction, the nights bring out the beautiful, the damned, and the desired. Here, Riley Jenson is on her own–half werewolf, half vampire, working for an organization created to police the supernatural races. Trusting her superiors and lovers barely more than she trusts her worst enemies, Riley plays by her own set of rules. Her latest mission: to enter the heavily guarded pleasure palace of a criminal named Deshon Starr–a madman-scientist who’s been messing around in the gene pool for decades.

With two sexy men–a cool, seductive vampire and an irresistibly hot wolf–vying for her attention, Riley must keep focused. Because saving the world from Deshon Starr will mean saving herself–from the trap that’s closing in around her. . . .

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Hot Pink and Hot Legs

3/01/2007 07:07:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Hot Pink (Berkley Sensation)
Hot Pink by Susan Johnson
I was not crazy about this book. It is definitely not a keeper for me. I did not like the ending. It was not a traditional HEA which sometimes I am fine with but after forcing myself to finish it, I wanted my HEA. I will say that as far as I can tell, this book and Hot Legs are not linked character-wise.

When Chloe Chisolm realized she was more infatuated with her boyfriend's apartment than with her boyfriend, she had no choice but to add him to her jam-packed list of exes. All this Minneapolis web designer wants now is an erotic fling with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome. But when a very eventful elevator ride with a seductive stranger ignites a steamy affair, she finds herself plummeting back to earth. For Rocco Vinelli is not only driving Chloe wild with uncontrollable desire, he also happens to be melting her hardened heart.

Hot Legs (Berkley Sensation)Hot Legs by Susan Johnson
I liked this one better than Hot Pink. The book, like Ms Johnson's other writing is erotic romance, but I think that I am probably not going to keep looking for her books. I stopped reading her a while ago because her characters bothered me, they talked each other (and me) to death. I love banter but her other books were just too much banter for me. I was trying her again to see if it was any different being a contemporary instead of her usual historical. It was better in this book but it was not a keeper for me.
One thing that bugged me was that both books started out exactly the same they had a one night stand with a guy and it unexpectedly turned into more.

With her stunning red hair and a body to die for, curator Cassie Hill has no trouble turning heads. After breaking up with her lying, cheating ex, however, she's ready to swear off men. But when a priceless painting goes missing from the museum, they call in a hot-shot bounty hunter-- who drives her wild with good old-fashioned lust.