Oct 242014
 

A Taste for Poison by Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Memory of Scorpions (# 3)
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion.

After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man—one who mistrusts even his allies and friends. He readies his Empire for war against an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves. While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he’ll stop the Black King.

Kendras—former lover to Adrastes and leader of the Scorpions—is sent with his elite mercenary force to bring Death to justice. But when Kendras learns who’s hiding behind the mask, he must choose between his lover Graukar, newly-appointed general to the king—and King Adrastes himself.

With no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue. But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved—or the man he’s growing to love—without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire.

 

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Oct 242014
 

How to Handle A Heartbreaker by Marie Harte 
Series:  McCauley Brothers (# 2)
Release Date:  August 5, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages:  379
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

HE CAN’T GET HER OUT OF HIS HEAD
It’s lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby’s definitely different. She’s a lot shyer, a lot sexier and, despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing.

SHE CAN’T GET HIM OUT OF HER BOOKS
Abby isn’t having it. She’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.

Brody is more than happy to serve as her muse and eager to help make sure her “research” is authentic. But when their research turns into something real…will she choose her own happily ever after?

 

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Oct 232014
 

SuzanneMelanieBrockmannJen: Today we are excited to welcome the mother-daughter writing team of Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann to Romancing the Book. Ladies, will you share a short bio with us?
Suz & Mel: Suzanne Brockman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, has won 2 RITA awards, numerous RT Reviewers’ Choice, and RWA’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three years running. She has written over 50 books, and is widely recognized as a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today). Suzanne and her daughter, Melanie Brockmann, have been creative partners, on and off, for many years. Their first project was an impromptu musical duet, when then-six-month-old Melanie surprised and delighted Suz by matching her pitch and singing back to her. Suzanne splits her time between Florida and Massachusetts while Mel lives in Sarasota, Florida. NIGHT SKY is Mel’s debut and Suzanne’s 55th book.

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Oct 232014
 

Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann
Series: Night Sky (# 1)
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 496
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

Skylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she’s been having about Sasha are real-and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and, well, stalks Skylar things get even weirder. Super-girl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities – that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on.

Dana and Milo, her dangerously hot yet oh-so-forbidden partner in crime, want Sky to join them in their mission – to mold Sky into the ultimate weapon. She can sense there’s something about her abilities they’re not telling her. But the only way to save Sasha and stop other girls from being taken is to embrace the weird…and fight Destiny.

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Oct 232014
 

Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter (# 0.5)
Release Date: February 18, 2002
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Pages: 337
Source: book purchased by the reviewer

 

 

Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day.

As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander’s sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and onto the world. She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace–the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

Julian of Macedon

 

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Oct 222014
 

Touch of a Ghost by L.M. Brown
Re-release Date: October 10, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 74
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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What if you could only touch your lover one night of the year? Halloween night is all you have when in a relationship with a ghost.

Drew Jessop wants a life without ghosts. He doesn’t want to see, hear, or talk to them. Ignoring them should be relatively simple. But Drew soon finds that Benji Richards, an eternally gorgeous ghost from the fifties, is not so easy to ignore.

Halloween night is approaching and both Drew and Benji know what it could mean for them. From sunset to sunrise, it is the one night of the year when a mortal can feel the touch of a ghost.

 

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Oct 222014
 

Chieftain by Command by Frances Housden
Series: Chieftain Series (# 2)
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Pages: 260
Source: book was provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

From the bestselling, RITA-nominated author Frances Housden comes the gripping, sensual, suspenseful follow-up to The Chieftain’s Curse…

Gavyn Farquhar’s marriage is forged with a double-edged blade. Along with the Comlyn clan’s lands, a reward from the King, he is blessed with an unwilling bride, Kathryn Comlyn, and an ancient fort with few defences that desperately needs to be fortified before it can act as a sufficient buffer between Scotland and the Norsemen on its northern borders.

Gavyn needs wealth to meet his king’s demands, and he knows of only one way to get it — with his sword. Leaving his prickly bride behind in the hands of trusted advisors, he makes his way to the battlegrounds of France and the money that can be made there.

Two years married and Kathryn is still a virgin. A resentful virgin, certain that, like her father before her, she is perfectly capable of leading the Comlyn clan. In her usurper husband’s absence, she meets the clan’s needs, advising and ruling as well as any man.

But she is an intelligent woman, and she knows the only respect and power she will ever hold will be through her husband. And to wield it, she needs to make him love her. An easy task to set, but impossible to complete, when said husband has been gone for two years, and there is no word of his return. But Kathryn is undeterred. After all, a faint heart never won a Chieftain.

 

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Oct 212014
 

Regina Kyle2First off, thanks so much for welcoming me to Romancing the Book! It’s my first book, my first blog tour, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here.

It’s almost Halloween, and of course that means the annual costume debate. If you’ve got kids, it’s what do they want to be for Halloween. Then there’s the endless changing of minds even after they’ve decided – and you’ve bought (or even worse, spent hours making) the darned costume. If you’ve been invited to a costume party, then you’ve got to figure out what you – and your significant other, if you’ve got one – will be. Which can be almost – if not more – traumatic than dealing with the kiddos.

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Oct 212014
 

Triple Threat by Regina Kyle
Series: The Art of Seduction
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Pages: 220
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Sabotage…and Seduction!

It’s emerging playwright Holly Nelson’s big break. Broadway. Having survived her traumatic marriage and divorce, Holly is now aiming for success, not love. And any naughty dreams about Nick Damone—the gorgeously dishy star who was her crush back in high school—must remain a fantasy.

For Nick, Broadway is a chance to go from big-screen eye candy to serious actor, and to explore the lust blazing between him and Holly. But life-threatening accidents will force a chain of events that could bring down the curtain on the whole production…or give Nick and Holly a chance to finish the sexy something that started fifteen years ago!

 

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Oct 212014
 

Vi-Tae  Lavender Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover
Manufacturer:  Vi-Tae inc.
Weight / Size:  4.46 fluid ounces
Source:  product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • You’ll LOVE ‘Take It Off” Gentle Lavender Facial Cleanser, Gentle, All Natural From Vi-Tae® – Here’s Why:
  • Professional Grade – Spa Quality – Now Available To You. MADE IN USA.
  • Has A Higher Potency of Active Ingredients For Better Results, Faster. NO Parabens; NO Phthalates; NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfates; NO Sodium Laureth Sulfate; NO Petroleum; NO Acrylamide; No Phelon Carbolic Acid; NO Dioxane; NO Toluene; NO Artificial Colors; NO Artificial Scents.
  • This gentle cleansing milk is formulated to effectively remove surface dirt, impurities and make-up from your skin.
  • The fresh aroma of lavender essential oil creates a soothing effect and is superb for all skin types, especially dry, sensitive and rosacea skin.
  • Purifies your epidermis and leaves your skin feeling softer and more supple.
  • Preserves your skin’s natural protective barrier and neutralizes the drying effects of hard water to avoid dehydration.
  • Leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.
  • FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

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