Sep 162014
 

Zipper Fall by Kate Pavelle
Series: Steel City (# 2)
Release Date: September 19, 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 314
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Wyatt Gaudens, an advertising executive and adrenaline junkie, has fine-tuned the art of breaking and entering into apartments, misusing his considerable rock climbing skills. Once inside, he steals a pretty, shiny thing or two. When his friend Reyna complains that her jerk of a boss makes her workplace a living hell, he breaks into her boss’s home to get even. More than any other pretty thing, what really catches his eye the most is her boss, Jack.

Working hard to overcome his own lingering problems, investment specialist Jack Azzuri focuses on his second chance at making his business grow. But grief for his sister, Celia, recently killed in a suspicious climbing accident, sabotages his attempt to start over. When he meets Wyatt, he’s strongly attracted even though Wyatt is the last person he should associate with. With Jack’s explosive temper and Wyatt’s adrenaline addiction, the path to a stable relationship will be a tough climb. They might succeed if they can sort out what really matters, as well as learn to take the good with the bad. Wyatt hopes to speed their progress by solving the mystery that’s weighing Jack down: how did Celia really die?

 

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Sep 062014
 

Audrey’s Promise by Susan Sheehey
Release Date:  July 24, 2013
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Audrey Allen is poised to become the youngest Texas senator, a position that fits her nickname, The Peacemaker. But she’s unable to make peace with many in her hometown, where memories and grudges run deep from a decade-old tragedy.

Ethan Tanner, an ambitious and tantalizing journalist, joins her at Thanksgiving for an in-depth look at the promising candidate. But he has an agenda of his own that’s not entirely honorable.

Ethan could stir up trouble for her budding career, or awaken the deep passions she’s buried for so long. Will Ethan find that he values love more than getting the story?

 

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Sep 062014
 

Maxwell Street Blues by Marc Krulewitch
Series:  Jules Landau (# 1)
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Alibi (Random House)
Pages:  245
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Chicago runs in Jules Landau’s veins. So does the blood of crooks. Now Jules is going legit as a private eye, stalking bail jumpers and cheating spouses—until he gets his first big case. Unfortunately, the client is his ex-con father, and the job is finding the killer of a man whom Jules loved like family. Why did someone put two bullets in the head of gentle bookkeeper Charles Snook? Jules is determined to find out, even if the search takes him to perilous places he never wanted to go.

Snooky, as he was affectionately known, had a knack for turning dirty dollars clean, with clients ranging from humble shop owners to sharp-dressed mobsters. As Jules retraces Snooky’s last days, he crosses paths with a way-too-eager detective, a gorgeous and perplexing tattoo artist, a silver-haired university administrator with a kinky side, and a crusading journalist. Exposing one dirty secret after another, the PI is on a dangerous learning curve. And, at the top of that curve, a killer readies to strike again.

 

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Sep 062014
 

Relative Love by Amanda Brookfield
Re-release Date: December 6, 2013
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 551
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

RELATIVE LOVE is a heart-rending story of loss and love, covering one year in the lives of the Harrison family, a sprawling clan doing their best to hold together in the face of a changing world. The story opens as the Harrisons gather for Christmas at their big country house. But when tragedy strikes, of the most unforeseeable and devastating kind, they are torn apart. Harsh truths emerge, about the past as well as the present, laying bare the fragility of their happiness and all that they have taken for granted.

 

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Sep 062014
 

Chelsea’s Somebody by Yvette Hines
Series: 1 Night Stand
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Pages: 49
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Chelsea McDaniel’s somebody was Rick Forrester. One of Lucky Valley’s sexy ranchers; if not the sexiest man that walked down main street. Ever since she realized the difference between boys and girls she wanted Rick. However, word around town was that Rick had desires that were just as dark as they were passionate. But that didn’t scare Chelsea and she was back in town and ready for him to see her as more than just the little girl he used to swim with in the lake after school. Well, times have changed.

After her best friend aids her in connecting with the 1 Night Stand service, the wheels are set in motion for Chelsea to have her man. Even if she had to saddle up with two of them. Everything rides on her belief that if she can get Rick between the sheets for just one night, he’d see her for the woman she has become: somebody that’s his. However, when she finds herself caught up in her own masquerade, she may lose him for good.

 

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Sep 062014
 

Full On by Caitlyn Willows
Release Date: November 22, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
Pages: 119
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

What happens when lovers face off in the courtroom? Not only has Russell been without his woman, he’s also had to put up with her kicking his ass all over the courtroom. Well, the trial is over. His woman, his sub, has managed to do what no one else could—beat him. Now it’s time to remind her who is really in charge. To complicate matters, someone is determined justice will be done, even if that means killing everyone involved in the case.

 

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Sep 052014
 

My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out (# 3.2)
Release Date: July 7, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 70
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. I find sanctuary in the one place I’ve promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.

 

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Sep 052014
 

Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out (# 3)
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 321
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

 You’ve discovered Rebecca’s secrets. You’ve discovered Sara’s secrets. Now Sara will discover “his” deepest, darkest secrets…but will those secrets bind them together–or tear them apart?

 

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Sep 042014
 

Freedom by S.A. Wolfe
Series: Fearsome Series (# 2)
Release Date:  March 30, 2014
Publisher:  S. A. Wolfe
Pages:  217
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Dylan Blackard is back in town and certain everyone knows his secrets.

Putting away his notorious reputation as the wild guy with a womanizing past, he’s now on a new path, wanting to be the good guy his brother can stop worrying over. As long as he gives up his old vices–including women–he can keep himself on the straight and narrow and finally live up to everyone’s expectations.

However, obsessing about his lack of self-control is making Dylan one humorless, cranky hermit. That all changes, though, when his brother hires a new employee, the stunning Emma Keller, who will be sharing an office with him and all of his tightly wound nerves.

Emma, a spunky young woman from New Jersey, isn’t about to feel sorry for Dylan and his situation. She is beyond distracting to him, and that is enough to turn his emotional balancing act upside down. Not only is she intelligent, and a smart aleck, she’s also very determined to pull the sexy Dylan Blackard out of his self-imposed isolation.

From the moment he meets her, he feels alive again, but Emma doesn’t come as a gift with a pretty bow; she comes with major baggage–a family embedded in its own tumultuous history.

Will Emma be the tipping point that causes Dylan to regress into his past destructive behaviors…or will he actually pursue her for keeps?

 

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Sep 042014
 

Golden Shears by Pelaam
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 29
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Eric is stunned when the night before his first heats in the ‘Golden Shears’ competition, his ex-boyfriend turns up on the door. Even more so when he finds Justin isn’t alone, and, thanks to a booking error by the motel, will be sharing his motel accommodation.

Eric tries to focus on shearing, and reaching the finals, but he never really got Justin out of his heart. When he thinks things between Justin and his boyfriend Pita aren’t right, he finds it impossible to ignore the younger man.

Can he and Justin find the happy ending they both seek?

 

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