Review: Darklands by Nancy Holzner

Darklands by Nancy Holzner
Series: A Deadtown Novel (# 4)
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher:   Ace
Pages: 336
Source:   book provided by the publisher for review

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play.


Review: The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton

The Seventh Victim by Mary Burton
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher:   Zebra Books
Pages: 399
Source:   NetGalley

If At First You Don’t Succeed

It’s been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared. . .


Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack.


Review: Wait Until Dark by M.L. Buchman

Wait Until Dark by M.L. Buchman
Series: Night Stalkers (# 3)
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source:   book provided by NetGalley for review

Name: Big John Wallace
Rank: Staff Sergeant, Chief Mechanic and Gunner
Mission: To serve and protect his crew and country.

Name: Connie Davis
Rank: Sergeant, Flight Engineer, Mechanical Wizard
Mission: To be the best…and survive.

Two Crack Mechanics, One Impossible Mission

Being in The Night Stalkers is Connie Davis’s way of facing her demons head-on, but mountain-strong John Wallace is a threat on all fronts.


Review: Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton

Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton
Series: The Vampire Daughter (# 1)
Release Date: June 26, 2011
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing Company
Pages: 294
Source:  Publisher

When one human stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of overcoming them in this coming-of-age modern fairytale may result in war between light and darkness.

Abandoned as an infant in Prague, naive and strong-willed Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by one of the last Vampires left alive. As a human, she knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe, where Witches drew spells of enchantment, Phasers threw tea parties, and Elves are the closest in kin.


Review: Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin

Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher:  Pantheon
Pages: 240
Source:  Publisher

In her best-selling debut, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, Margot Berwin brought us to the rain forests of Mexico—to a land of shamans, spirit animals, and snake charmers—in the search for nine rare and valuable plants. Now, with her hotly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes us somewhere darker: deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs.


Review: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning
Series: Sinners on Tour #3
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 400
Source:  NetGalley

Where’s the Fine Line…
Between darkness and desire
Need and oblivion
Pain and pleasure

A man as talented as Sinner bass guitarist Jace Seymour needs a woman who can beat out his self-doubt…

A woman as strong as Mistress V needs a man she can’t always overpower…

And in each other’s tight embrace, an escape from harsh reality is always a welcome diversion…



Review: Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr

Operation Cinderella by Hope Tarr
Series: Suddenly Cinderella (# 1)
Release Date: October 14, 2012
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing (Indulgence)
Pages: 162
Source:  Publisher

Magazine editor Macie Graham always gets her story—and she needs dirt on smokin’ hot radio personality Ross Mannon. After he trashes one of her articles, she goes undercover to get revenge on the infuriating Texan.

Ross wants a housekeeper and role model for his teenage daughter. When the perfect woman shows up, Ross is relieved.


Review: The Pleasures of Winter by Evie Hunter

The Pleasures of Winter by Evie Hunter
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Publisher:  Penguin Ireland
Pages: 400
Source:  Publisher

The Pleasures of Winter is a steamy erotic story of romantic obsession and explosive sexual chemistry for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You.

When reporter Abbie Marshall needs to escape Honduras, a private jet carrying a Hollywood A-lister is her only way out. She has a ride home with Irish actor Jack Winter – notorious womanizer and all round bad boy.


Review: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 384
Source:  Contest win at Revolving Bookcase

In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.

In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom.


Review: Reaper by L.S. Murphy

Reaper by L.S. Murphy
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Publisher:  J. Taylor Publishing
File Size: 438 KB
Source:  Publisher

There’s no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime.