Sep 112014
 

Noble Destiny by Katie MacAlister
Series: Noble Series (# 2)
Re-release Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 378
Source:  book was provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Dear Worthy Reader:

I take quill in hand to warn you of the inaccurate picture hinted at in this very tome of my modest self. A poor widow, I returned to England eager to take my place in the ton, only to find myself shunned by all. My one choice was to marry again, and who can chastise me for picking a groom who combined those attributes—wealth, a title, and good looks—that would ensure my utter happiness.

I know you will understand my frustration when Alasdair McGregor, the manly personification of those attributes, cruelly refused to be the answer to my problems. In fact, I was forced by Dare’s obstinacy to take extreme action—the faulty codpiece that led to our marriage, the wedding that was literally a circus, and, of course, the time I shot Dare to cheer him up.

Not even an annoyance such as the loss of Dare’s fortune could stand between me and what I wanted most: the love of my husband. I am confident that you will disregard comments from those jealous ladies who refer to my having trapped Dare into an unwanted union, and instead look beneath the obvious to read the true story of our love.

Most humbly yours,
Lady Charlotte Collins

 

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Sep 062014
 

An Unconventional Courtship by Morgan King
Series:  If The Lady First Refuses… (# 1)
Release Date:   June 12, 2013
Publisher:  Evernight Publishing
Pages:  45
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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To marry or not to marry?

Eleanor Chatsby has her eye on a man – unfortunately he doesn’t appear to know she exists and is more interested in his hobby of bird watching.

Lord Alexander Mendton, curses his inability to communicate well with others, especially when his attention is captured by the most interesting of ladies.

One impetuous act from her and he is struck by the desire to make Eleanor his wife. Unfortunately his proposal is unexpected, poorly timed, and refused. He is not deterred and begins a plan of seduction.

Their courtship fast becomes a battle of wills. What can Lord Mendton do to capture his lady’s heart? Is he prepared to go all the way and cede her control of their relationship

 

 

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Sep 062014
 

Forged in Dreams and Magick by Kat Bastion
Series: Highland Legends (# 1)
Release Date: September 23, 2013
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 338
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

The award-winning debut in the Highland Legend Series:

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.

 

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Sep 032014
 

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
Series: Beautiful  (# 3) / Maddox (# 1)
Release Date: Atria Prublishing
Publisher: July 1, 2014
Pages: 337
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.

Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again

 

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Aug 282014
 

Monkey Business by Tymber Dalton
Series: Drunk Monkeys (# 1)
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 209
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

When you absolutely, positively have a world to save, you need to call in…the Drunk Monkeys.

Tango and Doc are part of the Drunk Monkeys elite special ops unit. They’ve been given a mission, to bring in a scientist who may have some answers and use reporter Celia Jorgens to find him. Unfortunately, it turns out shadow factions want them to fail, and the men no longer know who they can trust.

Now, it’s up to Celia and the Drunk Monkeys to go off-the-grid and commit a little monkey business of their own before time runs out for the human race.

 

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Aug 282014
 

Hope Heals by Tymber Dalton
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 205
Source: Book provided by author for review

 

 

Sarah’s world shatters when her husband is killed in the wreck that injures her young son, Jason. Worse, Sarah discovers painful betrayals that make remaining in New York City with her hateful mother-in-law impossible. Moving home to Florida to live with her widowed father is their only option.

 

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Aug 282014
 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Series: Harry Potter (# 1)
Release Date: June 29, 1997
Publisher:  Scholastic
Pages: 320
Source:  Purchased by the reviewer

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

 

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Aug 272014
 

Kaine’s Redemption by Jan Bowles
Series: The Billionaires and Their Playgrounds (# 1)
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 162
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Dynamic and charismatic, forty-year-old businessman Kaine Deville, always gets his way. Self-reliant and self-absorbed, he’s certainly ruthless, especially when it comes to satisfying his voracious sexual appetite. Far away from prying eyes, his private island in the Caribbean is just the place to indulge his hedonistic fantasies.

When he meets Jessica Morris, a twenty nine-year-old Cornish schoolteacher, and aspiring artist, his interest is aroused. Her undeniable artistic talent may seduce and beguile him, but it’s the froth of bright red curls, framing her beautiful elfin face that makes him want to claim this lady all for himself.

Invited to immortalize his island paradise with oils and watercolors, Jessica is instantly attracted to the devilishly handsome billionaire. His captivating charm, mixed with a sexy hint of menace, leaves her unable to resist the potent chemistry developing between them.

Will Jessica be able to stand her ground against Kaine’s all-conquering personality?

 

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Aug 242014
 

Fool’s Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’a Gold series (# 12.1)
Release Date:  August 27, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 272
Source: book provided by the author for review
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year’s worth of deliciously seasonal recipes.

Fool’s Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it’s also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool’s Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool’s Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

You’ll also find favorite recipes from popular characters in the series, such as; Heidi’s Arugula, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese; Liz’s Spaghetti for the Girls, and Denise’s Summer Berry Pie. With chapters for summer, spring, fall and winter, you can find the perfect recipe for everything from holiday get-togethers to cozy date nights, always using the freshest ingredients. And the heartwarming love story that is woven throughout is Susan Mallery at her finest.

The more than 150 recipes and dozens of gorgeous photographs in this book will inspire you to find perfection in the simple and the seasonal. And with all of Fool’s Gold with you in the kitchen, your every celebration will have a happy ending!

 

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Aug 232014
 

Dreams of Gold by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Series:   Lawmen & Outlaws
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 80
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Easterner Ciara Morrissey travels west to honor a sacred promise to her mother and locate her fortune-seeking father. Three years of acting as caretaker to her grandparents and mother until their deaths has created a thirst in Ciara to see what the wide world has to offer.

Sheriff Quinn Riley has been tracking the Irish charlatan who swindled half the population of Bull City, Wyoming. He’s determined to stick close to the opinionated woman who arrived on the runaway stagecoach. Within only a few hours, she’s got the town in an uproar by making inquires about his prime suspect. He’s duty-bound to keep her safe, even when being close to the green-eyed beauty sets off a stampede in his heart.

 

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