Jul 262014
 

A Vow To Keep by Lana Williams
Series:  The Vengeance Trilogy (# 1)
Release Date:  July 27, 2012
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  343
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Medieval Romance – England 1245. Sir Royce de Bremont has spent his entire life plotting revenge against his traitorous uncle. Kidnapping the man’s bride-to-be brings Royce one step closer to fulfilling his vow of vengeance.

Lady Alyna of Montvue has no desire to marry nor to become a pawn in a game of vengeance. Her only wish is to find a safe place to raise the orphan gifted with second sight she vowed to protect.

The beautiful lady and her precocious son make Royce long for a family of his own, yet until he reclaims his birthright, he has little to offer them. Alyna soon realizes this bold knight has captured her heart but fears she’s merely part of his plan for revenge. As passions rise, Royce must choose vengeance or love.

 

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Jun 012014
 

Highland Seer by Willa Blair
Series:   Highland Talents (# 2)
Release Date:  July 23, 2013
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages:  336
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Donal MacNabb is loyal to his adopted Lathan clan, yet he resents being a pawn in their treaty negotiations with the struggling MacKyries. The MacKyrie clan needs his skills as an arms master, but its Laird is bartering for more than Donal is prepared to give.Ellie MacKyrie knows the Lathan treaty will help protect her clan from the neighbor determined to seize her holdings any way he can–including forcing her into marriage. But she has another reason to want the Lathan alliance. She has Seen the stubborn Donal MacNabb reaching for her in her dreams.

While Donal fights to save a clan in trouble, his desire for the MacKyrie Seer wars with his obligation to his Laird. Before she is forced into a marriage that will destroy her clan, Ellie must find the heart behind Donal’s gruff exterior and convince him he is the man of her dreams.

 

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Apr 132014
 

Thicker Than Water by Danae Ayusso
Release Date:  January 12, 2013
Publisher: Geeks on Ink
Pages:  352
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Five years ago, Detective Colt Fury’s world was turned upside down when his fiancée was viciously murdered and carved up by a serial killer known as “Pope”. Once Pope seemingly disappeared after the fourth victim, Colt left the force and became a recluse in the mountains as he attempted to deal with the guilt and demons of the past. With the appearance of a fifth victim on the fifth anniversary of Pope’s first kill, Colt is lured off of the mountain and back to the force so he can stop Pope once and for all.

Lieutenant Catalina Rossi is a notable NYPD Organized Crime Unit lieutenant with a reputation for being one of the toughest cops in NYC. When she and her partner chase a babbo into a dark alley, things take a turn for the worst. After that bloody and fatal night, Rossi finds herself on the run. Never staying in one place for too long, never getting too close to anyone, and assuming a new name and identity, she’s content having to constantly look over her shoulder. But when she comes upon the body of a young woman carved up and put on display, her police instincts kick in and she finds herself in the middle of a homicide investigation that could expose her true identity and bring the Italian Mafia all the way to Montana.

Working together to catch Pope, Colt and Cat find themselves falling for each other. But will Cat survive to test the limits of their new found relationship or will Colt find himself burying yet another woman he loves?

 

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Feb 162014
 

Fatal Intent by Ryshia Kennie
Release Date: January 13, 2013
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
File Size: 409 KB
Source: book provided by the author for review

An expedition into the Borneo rain forest is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for entomologist Garrett Cole. It’s this trip that could finally make her a star in her field. But when her team’s guide is found dead and headless on the banks of the river, Garrett’s dream trek suddenly becomes a nightmare. Lost in the heart of the jungle, she must fight to maintain her composure while leading a panicked team of scientists to safety.

When sexy and rugged Aidan arrives in the jungle looking as if he belongs, Garrett has no choice but to accept his help. But Aidan is more than she bargained for—a man of few words and fewer answers, as comfortable in the jungle as the mysterious native tribesmen. And as the days pass and passion flares between them, Garrett wonders if Aiden’s good intentions are just another of the jungle’s illusions.

In a land rife with predators and a killer still on the loose, can she trust the one man who claims to be their rescuer?

 

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Jan 262014
 

Marked For Death by Claire Ashgrove
Series:  Inherited Damnation (# 8)
Release Date:  October 1, 2012
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press
Pages:  118
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Taran McLaine knows the agony of his incubus father’s curse more intimately than his siblings. A century ago he murdered the only woman he ever loved. When he finds her alive, he’s faced with the ultimate heartbreak. They have no chance at a future–he’s done all he can to insure that on his day of judgment the ancestors will deny him a mortal life.

Years ago, Solene Larouche embraced Taran and the dark curse that cloaked him. She knew the risk she faced, but when Drandar pulls her back to life, she agrees to aid the demon and damn Taran to eternal suffering. One look at the man who held her heart so long ago, however, changes her mind. She must find a way to free him, even if it means condemning herself to eternity as Drandar’s slave.

As Samhain approaches, Solene and Taran conspire to destroy Drandar. But will their combined effort enable them to kill the incubus or will they be cast into Drandar’s own special Hell and all hope of their renewed love marked for death?

 

 

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Jan 182014
 

Curse of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
Series:  Deadly Legends (# 2)
Release Date:  August 12, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled: Ignite
Pages: 199
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

The ghost of la Llorona is said to haunt the riverbanks, always searching for her drowned child. She also haunts high school teacher Johanna Rios, whose own mother believed so deeply in the legend she tried to drown her daughters. And now the ghost has become real, a young woman murdered, and the safe world Jo created is falling apart.

Since returning home from his last tour of duty to become a school principal, Ray Vargas has fought his attraction for his employee, the sensual woman who’d once been the girl next door. But the Llorona Killer will not stop until he claims his final victim—Johanna—and Ray will do anything to protect the woman he’s come to love.

With a serial killer out to prove the curse is real, will Ray and Johanna’s future be drowned in the ghostly waters of the past? Or will the power of their love give them the strength to stop a killer…and heal their wounded hearts…?

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Dec 042013
 

Long Shot by Hanna Martine
Series: Highland Games (# 1)
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

Jen Haverhurst is on the verge of becoming a partner in New York City’s top event-planning company when her sister calls begging for help. The New Hampshire town of Gleann—where they spent many happy childhood summers—is in danger of losing its main attraction, the Highland Games. Jen reluctantly agrees to take over running the Games, as well as helping with their aunt’s failing B&B. But she didn’t count on Leith MacDougall.

Before Jen left town ten years ago, Leith was a summer friend who grew into something much more. Since then, he’s become a legend of the Highland Games, winning three years in a row. Now retired, he’s just about ready to skip town to chase his own dreams of success.

But when Jen tries to convince Leith to stick around and help revive the Games, their youthful romance is revived into a very grown-up Highland affair…

 

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Oct 182013
 

Enslaved by Fear by Claire Ashgrove
Series:  Inherited Damnation (# 7)
Release Date:  October 10, 2012
Publisher: Black Rose
Pages: 124
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

For standing against her brother, Brigid McLaine is imprisoned within her home. All she wants is freedom and the ability to follow her dark nature. But captivity poses a greater threat in the form of her handsome guard, Micah Nelson. Day after day of confinement leads her down a treacherous path of desire she can no longer ignore.

When Micah befriended Brigid six years ago, he never imagined the woman who haunted his every fantasy would end up being the very same demon he’s employed to guard. During the forced confinement, he comes to learn the softer, gentler side of the woman who is despised by her family–and he recognizes the fear that keeps her chained to her sire. As their bond strengthens and passion ignites, Micah struggles to convince Brigid to confront her fears and escape her incubus father’s dark designs.

Yet with the sabot of Litha so near, one of them must make a choice. Will Brigid find the ability to confront her sire once and for all and embrace the lightness in her heart–or will Micah find the courage to let go of the one thing he wants most? Brigid.

 

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Oct 172013
 

Doomed to Torment by Claire Ashgrove
Series:  Inherited Damnation series (# 6)
Release Date:  October 10, 2012
Publisher:  Black Rose
Pages:  144
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Isolde McLaine left Hatherly Hall and its darkly handsome owner Angus Shaw to escape her incubus father’s curse. But when word reaches her that Angus is selling the piece of British history, she returns to talk sense into him. Little does she realized that returning to England will throw her into her sire’s vile world and leave her fighting not just her heart and the danger of falling in love but battling to save Angus’s son’s life.

For three and a half months, Angus has done his best to put Isolde and the one unforgettable kiss they shared behind him. Yet when she returns, scolding him for selling his deceased wife’s estate, he’s sharply reminded of the passion she awakens inside him. Yet as Isolde pushes for him to leave his son’s legacy intact, their battle of wills provokes far more than just desire. His son’s nightmares have returned. And Isolde triggered the hellish dreams.

Torn between protecting his child and the love he feels for Isolde, Angus must find the strength to trust in Isolde before her demonic sire claims his son.

 

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Oct 142013
 

A Matter of Lust by Lisa Fox
Release Date:  June 29, 2012
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages:  56
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Trask is a lust demon on the hunt for a playmate, a human exceptional enough to sate some of his ravenous hunger. When he finds Rena, he knows she’s the one. He makes it his business to seduce her.Rena could easily fall for the dangerously sexy bad boy who makes her scream through every orgasm, but the problem with bad boys is that they really are bad. They break hearts, and Rena’s has been broken too many times already.What’s a demon to do when lust isn’t enough? To claim Rena for his own, Trask will have to earn her trust.

 

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