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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Oct 022013
 

Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers
Series:  Sharpe & Donovan (# 3)
Release Date:   August 27, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 317
Source: book provided by BookTrib

An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly in this riveting new novel by master of romantic suspense Carla Neggers

For marine biologist Julianne Maroney, two weeks in tiny Declan’s Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart. She doesn’t expect to attract the attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan—especially since a Donovan is the reason for her broken heart.

Emma and Colin are in Ireland for their own personal retreat. Colin knows he’s a reminder of everything Julianne wants to escape, but something about her trip raises his suspicion. Emma, an art crimes expert, is also on edge. Of all the Irish villages Julianne could choose…why Declan’s Cross?

Ten years ago, a thief slipped into a mansion in Declan’s Cross. Emma’s grandfather, a renowned art detective, investigated, but the art stolen that night has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught.

From the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil, everything goes wrong. The well-connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has disappeared. And now Emma and Colin are in Declan’s Cross asking questions.

As a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan’s Cross, the race is on to stop a ruthless killer…and the stakes have never been more personal for Emma and Colin.

 

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Sep 122013
 

Janelle’s Time by Dayna Leigh Cheser
Series:  Time series (# 1)
Release Date:  July 15, 2012
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Pages:  266
Source: book provided by author for review

JANELLE’S TIME, SET IN 1830’s NEW HAMPSHIRE Janelle’s Time is the epic story of the great love between a New Hampshire farmer’s daughter, Janelle LeDuc, and the son of an English Duke, Richard Grayson. From her father’s death in a logging accident to barely surviving the birth of twin daughters, Janelle makes it difficult for Richard to protect her, but not on purpose. Unaware of Janelle’s maternal-line powers, the couple accidentally time-travels to 14th century England, meeting Richard’s ancestors, and discovering some startling truths about Richard’s aristocratic family that nearly destroys their relationship.

 

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