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Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: Turning Thirty-Twelve

Title: Turning Thirty-Twelve
Author: Sandy James
Release Date: December 1st 2008
Format: Ebook
Source: Author
Buy: Amazon, BN

Jackie Delgado didn't want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date turns out to be more exciting than she'd ever imagined.
When her youngest son leaves for college, Jackie is hit hard by empty nest syndrome and pours herself into her work as a teacher. Bowing to pressure from friends, Jackie agrees to a blind date. But when Mark Brennan calls, she realizes the date won't be 'blind.' He's the father of one of her students.

Widower Mark Brennan isn't looking for love. After only a few dates with Jackie, he realizes he's quickly forming deep feelings for her. Wracked with guilt that he's 'abandoning' his late wife, Mark resists the pull toward dynamic Jackie. When Mark's daughter begins to date Jackie's son, things become more complicated.

Can Jackie and Mark find the courage to leave the past behind and embrace a new love? And how will a surprise pregnancy affect all their lives?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thrifty Thursday [84]


Texas Secrets  - Jean Brashear
The Superfox - Ava Lovelace

Falling For My Husband - Pamela Ann
Kitchen Affairs - Brooke Cumberland
Ride - JC Emery
Dangerously Hot - Lynn Raye Harris
His Secretary: Undone - Melanie Marchande
Her Perfect Mate - Paige Tyler


Eve of Destruction - Sylvia Day
Real - Katy Evans


Red Hill - Jamie McGuire
Dark Witch - Nora Roberts


For Love of the Duke - Christi Caldwell


Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews
All Broke Down - Cora Carmack

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WoW [128] - Dirty Rowdy Thing

Title: Dirty Rowdy Thing
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #2
Release Date: November 4th 2014

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other...which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.
Why I am waiting:
I've read one of CLauren's books, and a novella and enjoyed it. So I do have high hopes for this series.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Drea's Review: Darling Beast

Title: Darling Beast
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane, #7
Format: e-book
Release Date: October 14 2014
Length: Novel (400 pages)
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Netgalley
Buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars 

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Releases 10/28/2014

Blood Magick - Nora Roberts
County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Only Enchanting - Mary Balogh
Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancĂ©e’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Penumbra

Title: Penumbra
Series: Spook Squad 3
Author: Keri Arthur
Release Date: October 28th 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
Buy: Amazon, BN


Agent Sam Ryan wants out of the Special Investigations Unit. She’s sick of the attitude from her partner, Gabriel Stern. She’s sick of the paperwork. Most of all, she’s sick of feeling lonely. But her boss isn’t about to let her go that easily. He gives Sam a choice: either stay stuck in her office or guard a clone replacement of Dan Wetherton, a government minister. Sam reluctantly chooses the latter—even though she suspects she’s being used as bait to draw out the SIU’s elusive nemesis.

Gabriel would like nothing better than to be on his own, without a partner to hold him back. Then he learns that Sam has been assigned to protect Wetherton—or whatever it is that’s replaced him. Wetherton’s clone could have come from only one place: Hopeworth, the military base that contains the secrets of Sam’s past. Determined to protect her, Gabriel is drawn into a fight against unspeakable evil. And all too soon, Sam and Gabriel discover that the connection between them is far more powerful than anyone could ever have imagined.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thrifty Thursday [83]

Club Shadowlands - Cherise Sinclair

All Lined Up - Cora Carmack
Sudden Backtrack - Kim Harrison
First Rapture - Alexandra Ivy
Wreck Me - Jessica Sorensen

Once She Was Tempted - Anne Barton
If You Stay - Courtney Cole
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days - Laura Lee Guhrke

Geek Bearing Gifts - Milly Taiden

Demons in My Driveway - R.L. Naquin

Undone - Maya Banks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WoW [127] - Archangel's Shadows

Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #7
Release Date: October 28th 2014

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
Why I am waiting:
I'm currently working my way through this series via audiobooks and loving it. Can't wait to catch up to this one.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Releases 10/21/2014

Demons in My Driveway - R.L. Naquin
Zoey Donovan Aegis and co-opted protector of all things supernatural is moving up in the Hidden world. Actually, she's being drop kicked onto the front lines of a fight between the newly formed Cult of Imagination and Hidden governments everywhere.

The Cult is opening portals and unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves, growing closer to breaking the lock that holds back the zombie apocalypse with every world they crack open. Oh, and they want every last Aegis in the world dead, and a roving band of Hidden worshippers is only too eager to assist.

On the upside, Zoey finally has her mother back. But having another Aegis around one with very different ideas on how to run things is proving difficult. For their own safety, they're stuck inside Zoey's home. What was once a haven is now a prison, further straining maternal relations and alienating her reaper boyfriend. Taking down a cult and saving the world again would be a lot easier if she could go farther than her own driveway.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Hot Blooded

Title: Hot Blooded
Author: Amanda Carlson
Release Date: April 23rd 2013
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Buy: Amazon, BN

It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain.

Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge --- but Jessica is playing for keeps.

Because she's the only female werewolf in comes with its own set of rules...and powers.

Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.

All in a day's work for a girl.

The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thrifty Thursday [82]

Colters' Wife - Maya Banks
Demon's Fury - Jocelynn Drake

Alpha Billionaire - Helen Cooper
Hell's Belle - Karen Greco
The Stolen - Bishop O'Connell

Understood - Maya Banks
Undenied - Maya Banks
Learning the Ropes - T. J. Kline
Anything But Sweet - Candis Terry

Rock Courtship - Nalini Singh

Who Needs Enemies - Keri Arthur

The Hot Zone - Richard Preston [because you know, ebola]