The Sword

2/25/2007 06:52:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)


The Sword: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny
The Sword (Book 1 of the Sons of Destiny) by Jean Johnson

I will say this, the descrption makes this sound like an erotic romance or erotica but it is not. She is only with one brother. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. I am looking forward to reading the others. The next book, Wolf, comes out April 3, 2007. Each brother has a different gift in the world where magic is commonplace. I suggest that before you read the book you look at the very back of the book where the curse is actually written out. I did not find it until halfway through the book and it was bugging me because they never state it in the story itself. Kayla is brought over from our world into theirs so you have that not really time travel but world travel aspect too. I do not like time travel but I do not mind dimension/world travel. She adjusts well (sometimes I thought too well, but that was okay) because she was very involved in her area's SCA chapter and was not a prissy miss (which was good for me because they bug me). The description makes it sound like she has powers but she does not, the ignrant people think that everyone involved in the SCA are witches. I really enjoyed this one and do recommend it. And it is kind of thick so you get a nice long read out of it.

Book Description:
The first novel of the Sons of Destiny...a romantic tale of magic, superstition, and a love that transcends dimensions.


Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Island, a land where women are strictly forbidden. But, when the youngest of the mage-brothers rescues a woman from another universe, their world is altered forever.

Kelly Doyle had wanted to get away from the world. Threatened, attacked, and accused of witchcraft, Kelly had enough of her narrow-minded small town. And now she has somehow landed in another, magical dimension-the only woman in a realm inhabited by eight men who are desperately in need of a woman's touch.

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Hitting the Mark and Bound by Marriage

2/24/2007 08:44:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Hitting The Mark (Harlequin Blaze)
Hitting the Mark by Jill Monroe

This was a very cute book. I liked the fact that the heroine was part of a shady family and used to do it herself. It makes her less of a goody two-shoes. This is one that I recommend if you want a quick contemporary read, it is not very long, but it is fun.

Book Description:
With grifters hanging from every branch of her family tree, Danni Ford was trying to do the impossible--play it straight. Until an undercover G-man played her with a few tricks of his own…

The tip-off should have been the way Eric's gaze met hers only when they talked dirty.

So Eric was using her to trap her shady relatives. He was still off-the-charts sexy--why shouldn't she get something pleasurable from this con…?

Danni's revenge is going to be very, very sweet…and it will start with tying up her FBI agent boyfriend con man to get to the truth. Before he discovers her secrets first!



Bound By Marriage (Silhouette Desire)Bound by Marriage by Nalini Singh

I started reading Ms Singh when Slave to Sensation came out, because I loved it so much. And as I am writing this I am realizing that I read her book, Secrets of the Marriage Bed, but apparently never wrote about it. (It was good.) This one I liked but I think that I liked Secrets better. The hero in this one bothered me. I counld not identify or sympathize with him at all until the end of hte book. He was just a stone man until then and that bugged me. She kept trying and I was telling her to giveup already. It was a good read, and it may just be my mood at the time, but that was my experience with it. I think that I am going to try it again another time.

Book Description:
How else to describe the pact Jessica Randall had made with wealthy New Zealand rancher Gabe Dumont? In exchange for marriage and an heir, he would save her family property. The agreement was calculating, completely devoid of any tenderness, just like the man himself.

Their relationship was supposed to be a simple arrangement. Instead, it was fraught with secrets and mistrust, jealousy and ultimatums--emotions that wouldn't allow her to maintain the distance she needed. Worse, the sizzling attraction between them made this marriage of convenience decidedly inconvenient.

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Visions of Heat meme

2/22/2007 08:03:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

The VISIONS OF HEAT meme

1. Which psychic power would you most like to possess? telekenesis

2. If you could see the future, what would you like to see? a happy one


3. Imagine you woke up one day and could shapeshift - what would you shift into? a wolf or a bird

4. What kind of a paranormal creature would you invite over for dinner if there were no limits on who you could ask? a vampire, pick his/her brain on history stuff


5. Which future innovation do you wish would hurry up and get here already? i.e. flying cars, a transporter, computers with artificial intelligence, an auto chef? Transporters, then I won't be as late anymore.


This meme was begun by Nalini Singh to get the word out about her next book, Visions of Heat [http://nalinisingh.com/visions] (releasing March 6). Want to play, too, and enter to win a $50 Amazon voucher plus an ARC? Click here [http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2007/02/visions-of-heat-meme.html] for details.

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Causing Havoc

2/19/2007 12:13:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Causing HavocCausing Havoc by Lori Foster

I love this book and this new series. Of course, I love Lori's writing and she has continued to do very well with this book. The only thing I would have liked would have been a little more info on Cam's feelings toward Roger and Cam's background. The secondary story is great with Dean's sister, Jackie, and his friend. I am guessing the rest will be told later because the next book deals with Dean's trainor, sexy Simon.

Book Description:
Orphaned and torn from his sisters as a boy, sexy extreme wrestler Dean "Havoc" Conor gets a letter revealing how much his siblings (Cam and Jackie) want him back in Harmony, Kentucky. To stop his sister from marrying a sleazeball, Dean finds himself teaming up with her pretty-but-smart-mouthed friend Eve-who's heard of Havoc's reputation and doesn't need some hunk trampling on her heart. Now all Dean has to do is protect his sisters, win Eve over, and expose a devious criminal. And he thought winning the heavyweight belt was hard.

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Over the Moon and Moon Awakening

2/16/2007 05:14:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Over The Moon (Berkley Sensation)Over the Moon anthology by Angela Knight, MaryJanice Davidson, Virginia Kantra, and Sunny

I enjoyed the stories that I read for the most part. I did not read Sunny's story because I have not read her other book yet and it is part of that series. I am not sure if I am going to buy this one or not, I don't think that it is a keeper for me.

The italicised is from the back of the book and then I added some of my own notes...
Angela Knight ventures to the borders of Mageverse, a land ruled by vampire knights. (Werewolf story with Lucas Rolling and Elena Livingston)
MaryJanice Davidson returns to the wicked lair of the Wyndham werewolves. (about werewolf, Burke Wolftauer and vampire, Serena Crull)
Virginia Kantra finds magic and wonder in a strange fairy kingdom. (not part of a series that i am aware of but interesting story about the sidhe)
And Sunny discovers a Mixed Blood Queen in command of a new realm.


Moon Awakening (Children of the Moon, Book 1) (Berkley Sensation)Moon Awakening (Children of the Moon Book 1) by Lucy Monroe
I really liked this book. And I am not a big fan of medieval books. Because the treatment of women and the heroines usually annoy me. But this one I liked and I look forward to the next books in the series.

Book Description:
Emily Hamilton volunteers to marry a Scottish laird (Talorc of the Sinclair clan) in order to save her younger sister (Abigail). But she can't save herself from being kidnapped by a werewolf clan-and its wild-hearted leader (Lachlan of the Balmoral clan).

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The Rest Falls Away and White Lies

2/12/2007 05:18:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)


The Rest Falls Away: The Gardella Vampire Chronicles (Signet Eclipse)
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

I really enjoyed this one. It is a historical which I am picky about and not usually in the mood for, but I liked this one. I love any book that pulls at my emotions and this one did, though it is probably just me (I was PMSing at the time and that makes me sappy. I know, TMI, but anyway...). This was pretty much a Regency Buffy. I am not a big fan of Buffy, but I liked this better than the show.

Book Description:
In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy of vampire slaying, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria's heart is torn between London's most eligible bachelor, (Phillip) the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget. And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history (Lilith), Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.


White Lies
White Lies by Jayne Anne Krentz

I love her Jayne Castle books and if you enjoy those, you will love this one. It is basically a modern day Jayne Castle book. This book links her Jayne Castle, her latest Amanda Quick and this Jayne Anne Krentz books together. It does have her JAK romanctic suspense but with the added paranormal element of psychic gifts. It helps to understand this one full if you have read Second Sight by AQ because these are/talk about the descendents of the H and h in that book. But if you have not read it, it is not that hard to pick up. I did enjoy this one a lot.

Book Description:
Petite, thirtysomething Clare Lancaster is a Level Ten para-sensitive-and a "human lie detector." Over the years, she's come to accept that someone with her extraordinary talents is likely to have trouble in the relationship department. And she's even resigned herself to the fact that everyone, to one degree or another, hides behind a façade. . . .
And now it seems that meeting the half sister and family whom she never knew until seven months ago was a mistake. Her father summons her from California to play a role in his business empire, and Clare doesn't intend on making the same mistake twice. But after meeting Jake Salter, Archer Lancaster's "financial consultant," Clare is convinced that things aren't what they seem. Salter's careful conversation seems to walk a delicate line between truth and deception, revealing and resisting. Something sparks and sizzles between them-something more than the usual electricity between a man and a woman.
Caught in a dizzying storm of secrets, lies, and half-truths, Jake and Clare will plunge into an investigation that demands every bit of their special gifts-together they must overcome their mutual distrust in order to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder.

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Dangerous Games

2/10/2007 07:29:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)


Dangerous Games (Tempting Seals, Book 2)
Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh

I LOVED this book. It was great. I had not read any of Lora Leigh's books besides the ones in the Breed series, but I love this one just as much. It takes place in the Dom/sub club scene, so that different for me. This is the second in her SEALs books, the first one is in the anthology Honk if you Love Real Men. I have not read that yet, I just found out about it. The third in the series is also in an anthology called Real Men do it Better. And next year the fourth book is released called Hidden Agendas.

Book Description:
Navy SEAL Clint “Iceman” McIntire didn’t earn his nickname by being a coward. Or a quitter. Having crushed an infamous drug cartel in Colombia, Clint was nothing short of an American hero. Now he’s home, on a much-needed leave, but instead of some R&R, he finds himself neck-deep in trouble with his best friend’s little sister, Morganna Chavez, the only woman who has the power to bring him to his knees. . .

Morganna has been secretly working with the DEA to uncover a thriving date-rape drug, which leads her to a shadowy faction that is more deadly than anything her team has ever encountered. Now it’s up to Clint to keep this beautiful, determined agent out of harm’s way, even while the passion between them threatens to consume them. Soon Clint’s greatest mission will be not just keeping Morganna safe, but getting her into his arms and never letting go.

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Full Moon Rising and Kissing Sin

2/08/2007 07:11:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)


Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen Series)
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
I read this a while ago when it was in hardback before I started this blog journal and enjoyed it then. I kept an eye out and found out that the series were going to be released one a month for four months a year later, I was excited so I have been waiting for these. The first two books are good, the storyline is interesting to me, but if you have a problem with the heroine sleeping with more than just the hero you will not like this series. But I will say at this point you are not quite sure who the hero is exactly. The story is more about the heroine and the case than the romance. I am going to buy the rest because I want to see how the story turns out, I am hooked. If I were to grade them I would probably say an A-.


Book Description:
In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.
A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…
Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother…. Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.
In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.




Kissing Sin (Dell Book)
Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur

Book Description:
From Melbourne’s gleaming skyscrapers to its throbbing nightclubs, Riley Jenson’s world is raging with danger and desire. A drop-dead-gorgeous werewolf–with a touch of vamp coursing in her blood–Riley works for an organization created to police the supernatural races. But when she wakes up naked and bruised in a barren alley, she knows only that she must run for her life.

Within moments Riley collides with the sexiest man she’s ever seen: steely, seductive Kade, who is fighting a life-and-death battle of his own. With old lovers and enemies gathering around her, Riley knows she is being pursued by a new kind of criminal. Because in Riley’s blood is a secret that could create the ultimate warrior–if only she can survive her own dangerous desires….

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My January Reads part 2 (contemps and stuff)

2/06/2007 06:59:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Eye of the Storm by Dee Davis (B-)

Everyone has skeletons in the closet, but Simone Cooper Sheridan's involve secret CIA operations in the steamy jungles of South America. Now, after years of disguising her true identity, she's finally come face-to-face with her previous life.
Reece Sheridan knows that a smart man doesn't think with his heart. After all, he is the one who divorced Simone, when their marriage just couldn't overcome her mysterious past. But he's never gotten over her.
Now Simone's secrets have captured the two of them in a deadly game with a ticking clock . . . and nothing can tear him from her side.



His Little Black Book
by Thea Devine (C+)
At a swanky café in midtown Manhattan, three twentysomething gals convene to discuss how to achieve their ultimate fantasy: becoming lusciously sexy, irresistibly seductive mistresses to supremely wealthy older men. Founders of their very own Mistress Club -- Brooke, a confident brunette; Delia, a feisty blond sexpot; and MJ, an ambitious, red-haired siren -- have sworn off unsatisfying one-night stands, vowing to take control of their sex lives. And thanks to Brooke, they have a set of guidelines for becoming elegant mistresses of sin ... Despite the rules, each woman falls for a sexy man who gets what he wants -- when he wants it -- without giving anything in return. That is, until Brooke finds her way into the coveted pages of a high-powered businessman's little black book -- opening the door for her and her friends to a hedonistic world of pleasure and passion that may be more than they bargained for....


Morning Beauty, Midnight Beast by Myrna Mackenzie (B+)
A beautiful woman. . .
in need of a protector. On a wintry night on the Chicago streets, Molly Delavan unexpectedly went into labor and was rescued by a mysterious Good Samaritan who vanished before she could thank him. On the run from her greedy ex-fiancé, Molly wanted to start living her own life, on her own terms. But she owed her rescuer, Seth McCabe, a debt of gratitude. One that she was determined to repay
A dark stranger. . .
in need of redemption. Seth walked the city alone at night, a reporter who jealously guarded his privacy. He'd seen enough of what love could do and wanted no part of it ever again. But Molly just might change all that. Vulnerable and in danger, the lovely young mother needed help, and Seth found himself drawn to her, despite his determination to avoid her. Molly brought sunlight into his darkness--but could a man who had lost everything hope to reclaim his heart?



Confesions of a Wicked Woman
by Susanna Carr (B)
GOOD "BAD GIRL"… This is the reason Stephanie Monroe ran away from small-town America in the first place—this insane sense of buttoned-up propriety that's managed to get her thrown in jail. It's not her fault people can't tell the difference between her haute couture and lady-of-the-evening wear! But now, after several citizen complaints, Stephanie finds herself booked by one of Mayfield's finest…and finest is definitely the word. Everything about Jack Logan, from his strong jaw to the way he wears his holster, is irresistibly appealing. And now, the biggest temptation in town—a man in uniform—is resurrecting Stephanie's long-buried, apple-pie good girl…and she needs to do something about it fast…
…MEETS "GOOD" BAD BOY It took a lot of hard work for Sheriff Jack Logan to turn away from his bad boy past and become the voice of authority and integrity in this town. So far, he's managed to keep that devilish wild streak buried beneath his badge and his duty. But the minute he looks into Stephanie's eyes, he knows he's in trouble. The big-city lady fights back with a style he admires, even if he suspects that bad-girl come-hither walk is nothing but an act. More and more, Jack can't decide whether to drag her across the city limits or into his bed. One thing's for sure—the longer she stays in town, the more ready this reformed bad boy is to shed his uniform and show Stephanie a whole new side to serve and protect…



Secrets and Lies
by Selena Montgomery (B-)

She just witnessed her uncle's murder, she's running for her life, and now Dr. Katelyn Lyda is face-to-face with a breathtaking man who could be her salvation. Tall, sexy, his eyes full of mysterious promises, he seems to have the answer she needs.
It's too bad Sebastian Caine is one of the bad guys . . .
A "recovery specialist" skilled at separating prized possessions from their owners, Sebastian is after an ancient relic. But he reconsiders the job when he finds himself staring at the wrong end of a gun. The beautiful lady with her finger on the trigger seems to have everything he needs—and not just the artifact. Sebastian's conscience has never bothered him before—but then he has never wanted any woman more.
With her life in jeopardy, Kat wonders how far she can trust Sebastian Caine . . . how long she can resist him . . . and dare she fall in love?


Business or Pleasure by Julie Hogan (B)
Daisy Kincaid had finally given up. Her gorgeous playboy boss was never going to reciprocate her feeelings and turn her secret crush into a real-time love affair, leaving her no choice but to quit. Now Alec Mackenzie had asked her to work on-site with him for one last project. How could she say no? Especially with her body saying "Yes!"
Winning was everything for Alec. And with Daisy the key to his dream deal, he'd do anything to get her back. But when had his skilled assistant turned into such a seductive temptress? And how as he going to handle the weeks of working closely with her?
Alec might be playing to win, but he was in very real danger of losing his heart!

The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day (A)
Lady Pelham could not have designed a husband more suited to her needs. The Marquess of Grayson is a dear and enchanting friend and an unrepentant ladies' man. Their union is solid; their hearts safe from one another. But every marriage has its surprises...

THEY WERE TOGETHER FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS...
They are London's most scandalous couple. Isabel, Lady Pelham, and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson, are well matched in all things--their lusty appetites, constant paramours, wicked wits, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal ever to ruin their marriage of convenience by falling in love with one another. Isabel knows such a charming rake will never appeal to her guarded heart, nor will she sway his philandering one. It is a most agreeable sham...until a shocking turn of events sends Gerard from her side.
Now, four years later, Gerard has come home to Isabel. But the carefree, boyish rogue who left has been replaced by a brooding, powerful, irresistible man who is determined to seduce his way into her affections. Gone is the devil-may-care companion who shared her friendship and nothing more, and in his place is temptation itself...a husband who desires Isabel body and soul and who will stop at nothing to win her love. No, this is not at all the man she had married. But he is the man who might finally steal her heart...




The Pleasure Seekers
by Rochelle Alers (A-) This is not an anthology but all three women's stories are told.
Ilene is a captivatingly beautiful supermodel, Faye is an award-winning advertising executive and Alana is a brilliant editor for today's hottest fashion magazine. Now all three women are caught in the whirlwind of the super rich and famous. They find themselves the objects of the desires of every man--from movie stars, politicians, CEOs and rock stars to European royalty--men for whom there are no limits, nothing is too expensive, nothing is forbidden.

From Manhattan to Paris to Southampton, their new worlds are a torrent of sensual delights and unlimited luxuries. But ultimately they realize that there's only one thing more satisfying than money and power…love.


Take Me
by Cherry Adair (A-) There is an interesting twist...they are already married, he just does not know it.
Business exec Joshua Falcon is used to getting his own way in the boardroom - and in the bedroom. And when he meets gorgeous Jessie Adams at a party, he wants her. NOW. NAKED in his four-poster. Together the two of them could have a hot sexual affair - with no commitments. She's his for the taking...
That suits Jessie to a T. Long nights of incredible sex. No ties. All she wants is a baby by the man she's always secretly hungered for...and then she's moving on. Except Jessie and Joshua share a surprising past. One that is about to take them where they never expected to go...


Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood (A)
The next in the Buchanan books (Slow Burn, Murder List, Mercy and Heartbreaker)
Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair–for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two family dynasties. The ceremony and reception proceed without a hitch–until a crasher appears claiming to be a MacKenna guest. The disheveled and eccentric professor of medieval history warns that there’s “bad blood” between the couple’s clans, stemming from an ancient feud that originated in Scotland, and involving the Buchanan theft of a coveted MacKenna treasure.
Jordan has always led a cautious life and has used her intelligence and reason to become a successful businesswoman. So she is intrigued but skeptical of the professor’s claims that the feud has been kept alive by the grave injustices the Buchanans have perpetrated over the centuries. But when Noah Clayborne, a close family friend and a man who has never let a good time or a pretty girl pass him by, accuses Jordan of being trapped in her comfort zone, she determines to prove him wrong and sets out on a spontaneous adventure to the small, dusty town of Serenity, Texas, to judge the professor’s research for herself.
Maneuvering through a close-knit community in which everyone knows everyone else’s business, Jordan never anticipates the danger and intrigue that lie in her path, nor the threat that will shadow her back to Boston, where even in familiar surroundings, her life is at risk.
A powerful thug who rules by fear, a man who harbors a simmering secret, and an unexpected romance that pierces all defenses–beloved author Julie Garwood weaves these dazzling elements into a brilliant novel of romantic suspense. Shadow Dance is a searing tango of passion and peril.

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My January Reads part 1 (paranormals)

2/06/2007 06:45:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

These are the paranormal books that I never got around to posting about so here is the description and grade for each one.

Dark Defender (Paladins of Darkness, Book 2)Dark Defender (Book 2 in the Paladins of Darkness series) by Alexis Morgan (B)
The first book is Dark Protector .

As a Paladin warrior, Blake Trahern fights and dies again and again to keep mankind safe from the Others. Sensing his humanity slipping away with each battle, he retreats from the world...until the one person who still has a claim on his soul needs his help. It's been twelve years since Blake vanished from Brenna Nichols's life, years that have turned her from a love-struck teen into a headstrong, sensual woman. He'll fearlessly give his life to protect her -- yet he dare not risk his heart.
Brenna is stunned by Blake's reappearance, and by a shocking discovery about her father. Everything she has ever believed is thrown into question -- everything except the desire that Blake still ignites. But as they search together for a traitor among the Paladins, danger looms: the next battle could tip Blake into madness, destroying his life, his soul...and the only woman he has ever loved.


Bit the Jackpot: A Tale of Vegas Vampires
Bit the Jackpot (Book 2 in the Vegas Vampires series) by Erin McCarthy (A) - funny
Book one is High Stakes . The books need to be read in order.
Politics make strange coffinfellows...

Vampire Seamus Fox is supposed to be the campaign manager for a Vampire Nation presidential candidate. Instead, he finds himself running around Vegas keeping tabs on the candidate's wife and female entourage.
Seamus has had his fill of women: a disastrous and deadly love affair has haunted him for over two centuries. Talk about baggage. But suddenly he finds himself obsessed with a mysterious stripper who dances behind a screen. The sultry yet shy Cara Kim whets his appetite for more, but leave it to Seamus to fall fangs over feet for that rarest of Vegas attractions-a good girl.
After a sudden run-in on the street, though, they may soon have a lot more in common...


Howling Moon: A Tale of the Sazi (Paranormal Romance)
Howling Moon ( Book 4 in the Sazi series) by CT Adams and Cathy Clamp (
The other books in the series are Hunter's Moon, Moon's Web and Captive Moon. It helps if you read the books in order.

He's a wolf… She's a jaguar…
Raphael is a former agent of the shape shifter secret police, forced into retirement after a very public scandal. Now he's assigned to help the victim of a hideous crime -- a woman who has been attacked by a serial killer, and accidentally turned into a were-jaguar.
Worse yet, Catherine turns out to be Raphael’s fated mate. But the serial killer is still on her trail, and perhaps even worse, Raphael’s pack wants her dead.
Caught between destiny and duty…
Raphael must make his choice -- and, in doing so, perhaps lose his pack -- in this tale of obsession, revenge, lust, pack politics, and true love.

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The Raven Prince and Jacob

2/05/2007 03:11:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)


The Raven Prince

The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
I enjoyed this book and thought it was a fun historical to read. I am not a huge historical fan, I usually read them for a change of pace and this one was a nice change.

Edward de Raaf, the Earl of Swartingham unknoingly hires local village widow Anna Wren to be his secretary after all his secretaries seem to leave abuptly after being in his service only a short time. He is a demanding person, but Anna takes it in stride. He is attracted to her, but is trying to deny that attraction.


Jacob: The NightwalkersJacob (Book 1 of The Nightwalkers) by Jacquelyn Frank

This was an interesting change for the paranormals, the hero is a demon and so now we get a look into her demon culture instead of the typical vamps or weres. The book was pretty good, I enjoyed reading it. The heroine got on my nerves a couple of times, but I stuck it out and enjoyed it on the whole. The world Ms Frank has created is an interesting one and one that has a lot of potential for more stories.

Jacob is the Demon Enforcer for his people. That means that he keeps his people from harming humans. Demons are tossed into a wierd madness at the time of the full moon that tempts them to mate with humans and that is forbidden. Then Jacob saves Isabella one night and cannot let her go. She is a human and it is forbidden, but Jacob has an insatiable need to be with her. So Isabella (librarian by profession) does a little digging and finds out some interesting stuff about their history.

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Tall, Dark and Dangerous and Pleasure Control

2/01/2007 09:01:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Deep, Dark & DangerousTall, Dark and Dangerous by Jaid Black

For some readon I had been putting this book off because I thought it was an anthology and I was not in the mood for anthologies at the time. But then I really looked at it and realized that it was a full book. Silly me. It was good. The premise is interesting, a little far-fetched, but interesting. I was doing my labels for this post and had a difficult time assigning one. This book seems to be paranormal but it is not in the usual sense, there is nothing supernatural about any of them. But it is about a society that lives totally underground (the time line is current time). They have little access to outside and do not want any. One of their gods or something told them that the people who lived on the surface were going to kill themselves off and so they went underground. Now after living there for a really long time (they say they are Vikings) they have developed their own technology and culture.

I will note, the book description says that Otar is their leader, he is one of their military leaders, but he is not their leader. I thing the leader's name is Nicholas but his story is in the Playing Easy to Get anthology.

A star in a world of wealth and privilege....
Fed up with Hollywood backstabbing, famous movie actress Madalyn Simon decided to escape the spotlight. Her new back-to-basics existence in an Alaskan cabin did take getting used to, but at least she was in control of her own destiny -- or so she thought. While snowmobiling on the frigid coast with her sister, the pair is taken hostage by a band of rough men who want them -- for reasons beyond imagining.

A captive in a world of inescapable seductions....
They are neo-Vikings from a hidden underworld, in search of women Outsiders to breed for the New Sweden clan. Their sexy leader, Otar, wants only one woman: Madalyn. Overpowered by his masculine strength and unmasked desire, Madalyn must become Otar's wife or face the marriage auction block. Now, in a world beyond dreams and as real as the hot flesh of her enticing warrior-husband, Madalyn discovers the power of an all-consuming passion -- as the fires of revolution threaten all she has come to love....





Pleasure Control (Avon Red)Pleasure Control by Cathryn Fox

Very good sensual read. I love the cover, it is awesome. The story was not really long, but it was fun and hot. Pleasure Prolonged comes out soon and I cannot wait to read it.

A dedicated scientist, Laura Manning has an I.Q. that's off the charts. But beneath her pristine white lab coat is a curvaceous body that craves satisfaction. She finds it hard keeping her mind on the experiment and off what's under the lab coat of her bad boy research partner, Jay Cutler, whom she's working with to develop a libido suppressant, an "antidote" for a society gone sex-mad, pumped up and over-stimulated by the miracle of Viagra.

With time running out, Jay offers to act as a human guinea pig, injecting himself with the libido suppressant. Laura's role requires lingerie, soft music and candlelight. Her job is to entice him, to determine if the suppressant tamps down his desires. Rather than cooling the flames of lust engulfing them, their "antidote" only heats them up . . . and there's only one scandalous way to deal with it!

Suddenly long days of laboratory work are giving way to sizzling nights of sensual experimentation-and a different kind of "chemistry" that leaves Jay and Laura breathless and gasping for more! Their professional careers may depend upon a successful climax-and there are dangerous competitors determined to steal their research. And maybe their pleasure games have gotten a bit out of control.

But who in her right mind would want to pull the plug on her man's libido when the loving is this deliciously hot?

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