Jul 292014
 

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 318
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Author of the beloved Half Moon Hollow series of vampire romances (Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs), Molly Harper has created a standalone paranormal romance in which a dilapidated haunted house could bring star-crossed lovers together—if it doesn’t kill them first!

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate—he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in nineteenth-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

But Nina shows no signs of being scared away, even as she experiences some unnerving apparitions herself. And as the two of them work closely together to restore the mansion’s faded glory, Deacon realizes that he’s found someone who doesn’t seem to like his fortune more than himself—while Nina may have finally found the one man she can trust with her bruised and battered heart.

But something on the island doesn’t believe in true love…and if Nina and Deacon can’t figure out how to put these angry spirits to rest, their own love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance.

 

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Jul 262014
 

A Vow To Keep by Lana Williams
Series:  The Vengeance Trilogy (# 1)
Release Date:  July 27, 2012
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  343
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Medieval Romance – England 1245. Sir Royce de Bremont has spent his entire life plotting revenge against his traitorous uncle. Kidnapping the man’s bride-to-be brings Royce one step closer to fulfilling his vow of vengeance.

Lady Alyna of Montvue has no desire to marry nor to become a pawn in a game of vengeance. Her only wish is to find a safe place to raise the orphan gifted with second sight she vowed to protect.

The beautiful lady and her precocious son make Royce long for a family of his own, yet until he reclaims his birthright, he has little to offer them. Alyna soon realizes this bold knight has captured her heart but fears she’s merely part of his plan for revenge. As passions rise, Royce must choose vengeance or love.

 

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Jul 262014
 

Run to Texas by Stephy Smith
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Publisher: Astraea Press
Pages : 148
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

In 1850, Martha Harding chased her husband’s killers to Texas. With the plan of revenge, she takes on the name of Mattie O’Sheay. She finds herself close but not close enough. Landing in the small town of Linden proved to harbor more than the killers, but also a tall handsome ranger, James Parker.

The beautiful woman he kept his eyes on rented a room at his mother’s boarding house. James Parker kept Mattie O’Sheay’s identity secret to help draw out the killers of her husband. Little did he know, the killers were not the only ones to tear her world apart. Is he man enough to put it back together again?

 

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Jul 132014
 

Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City (# 2)
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?

 

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Jul 122014
 

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Risky Business by Amy Andrews
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Pages: 243
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, undeniably gorgeous irritant in the form of Nick Hawke, her extreme sports star neighbor, who has come home to take over the reins of his grandmother’s second-hand bookshop. Sam needs something to keep her from begging for her old job back until she’s good and sure her boss understands how wrong he was, and taking a low-risk, low-stress job helping Nick at the bookstore might be just the thing.

After all, it’s not like Nick is the right guy to help her with her hormones. He’ll just be fun to look at while she searches for the one.

Nick has six months to get over an injury before Everest and a big, fat contract beckon. That means no sports, no danger and, above all else, no risks. It means playing it safe. And Nick Hawke doesn’t do safe. So he’s going to need something to stave off the boredom while selling books he doesn’t read to people who wouldn’t know a carabineer from a crochet hook. What could be safer than hiring a cranky, unemployed accountant to help run the bookstore? Sam is efficient and methodical and messing up her neat, post-it note world could be a fun way to pass the time….

 

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Jul 122014
 

Forbidden Fires by Madeline Baker
Release date: April 18, 2013 (reprint)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Blush
Pages: 445
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Desire blazes out of control in this historical from the winner of the Romantic Times Award for Best Indian Series. After her brother is killed by them, Caitlyn vows to hate all Indians. But when she gazes into the defiant eyes of the proud Stalking Wolf, whom her father is planning to hang, she knows she can’t let an innocent man die.

 

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Jul 062014
 

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’s Gold (# 15)
Release Date:  June 24, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled…

After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm’s length—a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool’s Gold, California.

Larissa Owens knows where she stands—Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack’s her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa’s big secret is revealed…by her mother!

When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa’s feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he’s not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love—will Jack go for the ultimate play?

 

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Jul 062014
 

Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’s Gold (# 14)
Release Date:  June 1, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN
Pages:  364
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

New York Times bestselling sensation Susan Mallery returns to Fool’s Gold, California, where it’s true that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs…

Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women—from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool’s Gold looks harmless—until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life.

Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend’s bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her “wild youth” to raise her sisters. She doesn’t want forever from Sam, but one night—all night—would’ve been nice.

His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam’s luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?

 

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Jul 062014
 

When We Met by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’s Gold (# 13)
Release Date:  April 29, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can’t be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool’s Gold, California, he’s cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he’s not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe. 

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe to toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses. 

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.

 

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Jul 062014
 

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Series: Daughters Of Zeus (# 1)
Release Date: July 5, 2012
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Pages: 203
Source: book provided by the author for review

There are worse things than death, worse people too.

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

 

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