Aug 292015
 

Best Erotic Romance 2014 edited by Kristina Wright
Release Date: January 20, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 218
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

This decidedly blissful and romantic anthology is filled with couples in every stage of love and lust who simply can’t get enough of each other. Best Erotic Romance 2014 is naughty and nice, and has both the heat and the sweet. Editor Kristina Wright has developed a stellar reputation with romance readers and fans, winning the coveted Golden Heart award. Desire, love, and realism are the heartbeat of the third edition of this popular, well-reviewed series. The authors are top writers in the erotica and erotic romance genres and they capture the essence of lustful loving in their passionate stories. From new lovers to married couples who have withstood the test of time and parenting, these are luscious, heartfelt tales layered with eroticism and emotion.

 

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Aug 202015
 

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The Fraternity of the Soul Eater by Scott A. Lerner
Series: Samuel Roberts Thriller (# 3)
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Publisher: Camel Press
Pages: 218
Source: book provided by Tribute Books for review

 

 

It’s been a while since Samuel Roberts was called upon to save mankind, and he’s getting restless. His girlfriend Susan thinks he’s a danger junkie, and he’s worried he has a hero complex. He’s back to his usual small-town lawyerly duties in Champaign-Urbana, handling divorces and helping people beat DUI raps. But then a young fraternity pledge calls. During an initiation ceremony he witnessed the live sacrifice of a young woman, but he had so much alcohol in his system that no one believes him. Except Sam. Lately Egyptian lore has been creeping into his life, his dreams, and his movie preferences, and he’s pretty sure he knows why. Evil is knocking on his door again.

Is the call welcome? Why can’t Sam be satisfied with his comfortable legal practice and gorgeous redheaded girlfriend? Maybe it’s because he knows that, as inadequate as he may feel to the task, he and his friend Bob may be humanity’s only hope against ancient supernatural forces combined with modern genetic engineering. Come hell or high water. Or in this case, the underworld or subterranean pyramids.

The Fraternity of the Soul Eater is the third book in the Samuel Roberts Thriller series, which began with Cocaine Zombies and continued with Ruler of Demons.

 

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Aug 202015
 

Ruler of Demons by Scott A. Lerner
Series: Samuel Roberts Thriller (# 2)
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Publisher: Camel Press
Pages: 215
Source: book provided by Tribute Books for review

 

 

Only eleven shopping days till Christmas. And less than a week to save the world.

Three nuns—in Chicago, Paris, and Jerusalem—have been killed in a religious ritual. The choice of victims and the macabre details of their deaths indicate that someone is following a recipe provided on an ancient text—a recipe to unleash the forces of hell on earth. The final sacrifice must occur on the Winter Solstice.

Samuel Roberts, a small-town attorney in Urbana, Illinois, knows a bit about the supernatural, having triumphed at least once over the forces of evil. Thanks to a friend who is aware of Sam’s little known previous efforts on behalf of mankind, Sam is hired by a big Chicago law firm to take on a sensitive case. His mission? Nothing less than halting the impending apocalypse.

Sam and his good buddy Bob travel first to Jerusalem then Paris in a desperate race to save mankind. Ruler of Demons is the sequel to Cocaine Zombies, which won a Bronze medal in the 2012 IPPY Awards.

 

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Aug 062015
 

Find Me a Woman by Bernadette Sukley
Release Date: July 12, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Books
Pages: 232
Source: book provided by publisher for review
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Kate Spiegel, widowed mother of active toddler, Finn, and co-owner of a small Minneapolis-based sports public relations firm, receives THE call from a powerful sports agent, Sol Silberstein, offering her a dream contract. Her new client is Jonah Messner, handsome quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Silberstein’s offer comes with a three-fold request. First, shed bad publicity surrounding Jonah. Second, re-brand the quarterback as a sensitive man. And lastly, find him a normal woman for a serious relationship, and perhaps his future wife.

Kate’s best friend and business partner, Annette Rainier, nicknames their campaign Operation Finding Cinderella. Odds are against them as there are unknown bits of information in the corners, and Jonah’s parents want him to marry a celebrity hotel mogul’s daughter with a selfish attitude.

When Finn becomes seriously ill, Jonah pulls strings to help care for the toddler and receives a kiss of thanks from Kate. There’s more than agent-client feelings between the two, but there’s also a possible match in the wings for Jonah. Jonah will need to make a serious decision, but will it be a decision all can live with.

 

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Jul 242015
 

Call on Me by Roni Loren
Series: Loving on the Edge (# 7)
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 385
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Oakley Easton wants two things: to be a good mom to her daughter and to ditch her less than ideal night job. Hooking up with bad boy drummer Pike Ryland? Not on the agenda. She needs a promotion. Not sex, tattoos and rock ’n’ roll.

Pike isn’t about to let Ms. Prim and Proper shut him down so easily, especially when he stumbles upon Oakley’s sexy night job. She’s only playing a role on those late night calls with strangers, but when he gets her on the line, all bets are off. He won’t stop until that sultry voice is calling his name for real.

But as they move from anonymous fantasies in the dark to the flesh-on-hot-flesh reality of the bedroom, the risk of falling in love becomes all too high. And the safe, quiet world that Oakley’s worked so hard to create is about to be exposed to the one person who could ruin it all.

 

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Jul 182015
 

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Waltzing with the Wallflower Trilogy by Rachel Van Dyken and Leah Sanders
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 628
Source: Book provided by author for review

 

 

Waltzing with the Wallflower

The Season has only just begun, but already Ambrose Benson is bored…until his brother offers him a challenge. Something worthy of his particular talents.

The object: The girl hiding behind the plants—the one in the horrible dress.

The goal: Turn her into the envy of the ton. A lady suitable for a duke.

But there is just something about the lady—in spite of all her social misgivings—something that draws him like a moth to flame and makes him want to waltz with the wallflower.

Beguiling Bridget

Driven to distraction by the redhead across the room, Anthony Benson barely hears the terms of his brother’s challenge before agreeing to them.

No matter. It will be easy. Viscount Maddox has never had any problem impressing the ladies. And four weeks is more than enough time to win over this so obviously neglected wallflower.

But things are never as easy as they seem.

The lady has lofty aspirations. And not one of them includes love or marriage. Especially not with an arrogant and self-assured playboy like the viscount. No matter how attractive he may be.

Taming Wilde

Being level-headed and even-keeled is a thing of the past. Sir Colin Wilde’s broken heart has sent him over the edge. And he is convinced the only way to get over the loss of Lady Gemma is to lose himself in debauchery.

Taking his cue from the private bachelor journal of Viscount Maddox, he presses forward in his quest to become the most notorious rake the ton has ever seen.

Prim and proper Lady Gemma isn’t about to let him soil his reputation, especially over a misunderstanding. In spite of the propriety ingrained in her since birth, she throws convention to the wind and sets about to do the impossible… seduce a rake and tame Wilde.

 

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Jul 182015
 

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The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Renwick House (# 1)
Release Date: September 26, 2011 (Re-issued 2015)
Publisher: self pubished
Pages: 246
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Since childhood Sara has lived with the reality of being ugly. Something her awful family never ceased to remind her. After her sisters run off to Gretna Green, she’s left with one choice—go to London and take their place for a Season. It’s up to her to marry well and save her family from financial ruin. A distant aunt decides it’s in her best interest to sponsor Sara for the season and help her snag a husband by any means possible.

Nicholas Devons, Earl of Renwick, is a retired rake and consequently bored with life. He’s given up beautiful women and carnal pleasures. Desperation makes him decide to give his massive fortune away and marry the first country girl he sees. Lucky for Sara she’s that girl. Unlucky for Nicholas, he’s to be her new tutor in the ways of the ton. Two waltzes, one masquerade, a violent carriage ride, and two duckless ponds later…. and all that’s left is a fun twist on one of the oldest stories ever told.

 

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Jul 012015
 

The Detective by Adrienne Giordano
Series: Harlequin Intrigue (# 1580)
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 224
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

She’s captured his heart…and the attention of a murderer

Injured homicide detective Brodey Hayward needs a distraction, and he finds it as a consultant on a cold case murder. When Brodey’s investigation delays plans to remodel the former crime scene, he uncovers another kind of distraction: spirited Lexi Vanderbilt. Despite her distrust of men, Brodey charms the alluring interior designer into helping him examine the case facts.

Working closely with the ultrasexy detective helps Lexi lower her guard, igniting a passion that even Chicago’s winter can’t cool. As they close in on the killer, Lexi becomes his new target. To save her, Brodey must either betray her trust—or risk losing Lexi forever.

 

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Jun 292015
 

Lust. Mechanics. Mini-Cooper. by Elle Brookes
Series: Time-Frame (# 1)
Release Date: June 15, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages: 314
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Adventure-romance author, Lesley Meryn, has lived her own share of adventures. But the one thing she has never experienced is the “coupe de foudre”, the Lightning-Bolt of Love. Connected by years of friendship to the sexy action-movie star, Jason Hambrey, Jax, the two really are “just friends” but the paparazzi are merciless, making their lives and their friendship almost impossible to sustain.

When Lesley’s Aunt dies, leaving her a piece of property in North Yorkshire, Lesley is mystified. Her aunt kept it a secret. Lesley travels to London and learns her that her aunt leased the property twenty-five years before to an ‘Historical Research Society’. The lease on the property is up for renewal. Before she makes her decision; Lesley travels to the farm to investigate.

Nothing could prepare her for what she finds at the farm. Miles Sherwood is dark, devious, and desperate. He’s the very last person one would consider the head of a stuffy British ‘Historical Society’.

Lesley finds him insufferable, yet irresistibly attractive. The two unknowingly share a deep connection. Whether they like it or not…it’s Lightning-Time!

 

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Jun 172015
 

Wedding Favors by Anne Tenino
Series: Bluewater Bay (# 7)
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Publisher: Riptide
Pages: 276
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Lucas Wilder’s best friend is a traitor. First, Audrey moved back to their hick-infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she’s marrying a local. His own brother, in fact. And as her man of honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay. Although, between his unfaithful ex-boyfriend and his artist’s block, going home isn’t the worst thing that could happen. Even if the best man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas’s first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.

The only reason Gabe hasn’t been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it’d happen. Not that it matters now that Lucas is back—Gabe’s still a logger who’s never been anywhere (Canada doesn’t count), and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who’s been everywhere twice. Plus, there’s that shared past.

When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe’s tree farm. Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other. Now they have to choose how much of their history they’ll repeat, and what future they’ll make together.

 

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