Jan 142017
 

Rules for a Rogue by Christy Carlyle
Series: Romancing the Rules (# 1)
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Kit Ruthven’s Rules (for Rogues)

#1 Love freely but guard your heart, no matter how tempting the invader.

#2 Embrace temptation, indulge your sensual impulses, and never apologize.

#3 Scorn rules and do as you please. You are a rogue, after all.

Rules never brought anything but misery to Christopher “Kit” Ruthven. After rebelling against his controlling father and leaving the family’s etiquette empire behind, Kit has been breaking every one imaginable for the past four years. He’s enjoyed London’s sensual pleasures, but he’s failed to achieve the success he craves as London’s premier playwright. When his father dies, Kit returns to the countryside and is forced back into the life he never wanted. Worse, he must face Ophelia Marsden, the woman he left behind years before.

After losing her father, Ophelia has learned to rely on herself. To maintain the family home and support her younger sister, she tutors young girls in deportment and decorum. But her pupils would be scandalized if they knew she was also the author of a guidebook encouraging ladies to embrace their independence.

As Kit rediscovers the life, and the woman, he left behind, Ophelia must choose between the practicalities she never truly believed in, or the love she’s never been able to extinguish.

 

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Jan 012017
 

Text Me, Maybe by Jolyse Barnett
Series:  A Single in the City
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 231
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

New to the Big Apple, the last thing Lexie Bloom needs is to fall for two guys at once. Especially when she can’t have either. One is her personal trainer, an Adonis way out of her league. The other? A Brit Lit professor her svelte boss insists she woo for her—via text message, no less. Little does she know, the two are the same man…

Matthew Hennessey is intrigued by his shy new client at the gym. But before he gets the chance to ask her out, he discovers she’s the one crafting the flirty texts sent to him by a woman who wouldn’t know Lord Byron from Lady Gaga. To get to know her better, he allows Lexie to play her role. She may have given up on the idea of romance, but Matthew’s bound and determined to show her love is alive and well in New York City.

 

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Dec 222016
 

Sins of the Father by Winter Austin
Series: McIntyre County (# 3)
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 292
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Newly pinned deputy Jolie Murdoch’s first big job as a McIntire County deputy is to locate a missing girl. What Jolie doesn’t expect is to stumble upon a corpse – the girl’s father – with a prime suspect still hanging around. But why would local bartender Xavier Hartmann go off the deep end and bludgeon a man to death?

A former marine, Xavier is barely coping with a traumatic brain injury, and he has no memory of what happened at the crime scene. He came to Eider to confront his past, not get embroiled in a murder as the number one suspect. To make matters worse, as the mystery deepens, Xavier finds himself drawn to the reluctant deputy.

As Jolie fights against mounting pressure to get to the truth, she realizes there’s more to Xavier than meets the eye. But someone is lingering on the fringes, determined to put a stop to her investigation and Xavier’s freedom. Will Jolie do her sworn duty or buck the status quo to give her and Xavier’s newfound passion a chance?

 

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Review: Memory Blank by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Memory Blank by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: December 15, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 281
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Cal Donley regains consciousness on the orbital colony Daedalus. It’s a beautiful place, home for more than a million people, but Cal doesn’t remember leaving Earth. In fact, he can’t remember his name or most of the past dozen years.

What disaster has stripped away so much of his memory? Why? And what about the dried blood on his hands?

 

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Review: Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 398
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Aliens kidnap Manhattan; read all about it. Manhattan is taken away and placed under a huge clear dome, through which the trapped residents can see dozens of similarly trapped alien cities.

 

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Review: Reunion on Neverend by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Reunion on Neverend by John E Stith
Re-release Date: October 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 330
Source: book provided by the author for review
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A man returning for a high school reunion on a distant colony finds an old flame in trouble—trouble that he’s uniquely qualified to deal with.

 

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Review: Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 323
Source: book provided by the author for review
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One man must stop starship hijackers from using an unusual starship to plunder a wealthy colony. Aboard the Redshift, light moves so slowly you can see its passage, and relativistic tricks are an integral part of shipboard life. Flip a light switch and see the room slowly fill with light. Run fast, and the view ahead shifts into blue, and you can create sonic booms. One component of the book is this slow-light thought experiment, a la Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott or Mr. Tomkins in Wonderland by George Gamow.

 

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Review: Deep Quarry by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Deep Quarry by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: July 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 160
Source: book provided by the author for review
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When a private eye undergoing a moral crisis uncovers a long-buried starship that’s still occupied by nasty aliens, he and woman he loves have to overcome them to survive.

Ben Takent is a private eye on a hot, dusty world at the edge of the civilized galaxy. When he’s asked to find out who is stealing artifacts from a 10,000-year-old archaeological dig in the desert, he reluctantly takes the case. Then, when it becomes clear that the artifacts are pointing to an ancient alien spacecraft, the stakes in the case go up—way up.

 

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Throwback Thursday Review: Reckoning Infinity by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

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Reckoning Infinity by John E. Stith
Release Date: March 15, 1997
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 383
Source: book provided by the author for review
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It’s early in the new millennium, and the outer reaches of our solar system have been explored. Vast orbital stations the size of middle-sized countries dot the system, filled with thriving colonies. Mankind has grown to fill the void and is poised to colonize the stars. The universe seems to be a stable, comfortable place – and the only voices to echo through space have been human.

Until now.

A fast-moving entity the size of a small moon has entered our solar system. Is it a ship? A new life form? An alien probe sent to destroy other sentient races?

Lieutenant Commander Alis Mary Nussem is one of the humans who will go forth to discover what this mystery is. Disfigured in a devastating ship accident, more machine than woman, Nussem agrees to the dangerous mission. She is eager to make a difference and somehow reclaim the humanity that she lost.

What she doesn’t bargain for is the sudden appearance of Lieutenant Karl Stanton, a man whose life seems to resemble Job’s – and who was directly responsible for the accident that nearly killed Nussem. These two very different people will be thrown together on an odyssey that will force them to reevaluate the rules that they have lived by all their lives.

And what they find will change mankind’s universe forever….

 

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Review: Carnal Hunger by Tory Richards

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Dec 142016
 

Carnal Hunger by Tory Richards
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 265
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Straight out of prison and into the president’s chair of the Mad Dogs’ MC! VD’s set for taking the reins but he’s not ready for the impact one curvy little brunette has on his libido the second they lock eyes. It’s instant, it’s hot and it’s consuming! It’s the forever after kind of shit he’s not looking for, especially when the trouble heading the club’s way threatens to rip them apart.

 

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