Dec 082014
 

On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta and Sugar Jamison
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
File Size: 1416 KB
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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The most wonderful time of the year is back with On The Naughty List, bringing perennial favorite holiday stories from Lori Foster and Carly Phillips, along with two Christmas stories that delighted readers a year ago. This sexy anthology will make you want to give your heart to Christmas again and again…

Lori Foster has two co-workers plan a Christmas party side-by-side-and discover a love worth celebrating in Christmas Bonus.

Carly Phillips explores a “mistletoe moment” when a no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss meets his twin instead–and gives him a scintillating kiss that leaves him begging for more in Naughty Under the Mistletoe.

In Sugar Jamison’s Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York to find the father of her young son. Instead, she finds his stuffy older brother, Ben. Ben can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit?

Beth Ciotta brings two friends who, after years apart, together at home for the holidays. They don’t seem to have much in common anymore, but when the two get stranded together during a blizzard, they are forced to reexamine if they are better off as “just friends”? Or could it be that true love was there all along? in Some Kind of Wonderful.

 

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Dec 072014
 

Sienna by Rae Rivers
Series: The Keepers (# 0.5)
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Pages: 75 pages
Source: book free on Amazon
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Find out how it all begins…

The FREE PREQUEL to Rae Rivers’ magical new series, The Keepers.

Sienna Beckham is a powerful witch, and along with her four fiercely protective Keepers, it is her destiny to maintain the balance of nature in this world.

Tonight, it’s the town carnival and everyone will be there: Sienna’s family; her friends; her protectors. Archer.

Laughter and flirtation await.

But in a few hours, Sienna’s life will have changed forever and her powers stretched to their very limits.

For something is lurking in the forest…

Murder. Sorcery. Revenge.

And no one sees it coming.

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Dec 062014
 

The Ignota by Tom Calen
Series: Scars of Tomorrow (# 2)
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press
Pages: 367
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. As one Family falls, the others rush to claim the spoils. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them.

The unrest the Alliance was so desperate to suppress has spread. Enemies are forced to align, though mistrust gnaws the bonds of their fragile alliances. Torrance, the man from the woods, a figure feared by both friend and foe, knows his tortured past is driving him towards an unwanted future. Worse, he can find no alternative path and no way to stop what others have decided for him.

In the shadows, a new agent, known only as the Soothsayer, whose allegiance and aims are as shrouded as his identity, plucks the first notes in the song of war.
And a divided rebellion fears the price of casting off the anonymity that has kept it safe for a century. But when the empowered clash, the weak must unite or be crushed. One decision, one impossible act, will set the resistance on a new and irrevocable course. The world will know the Ignota.

Amidst all the lies in war and politics, the stouthearted might still unearth some truths. Truths of the Ignota’s origin. Truths of the Alliance’s endgame. But, it is war and it is politics, so even those truths cannot be fully trusted.

The pieces are on the board. But who are the kings, and who are the pawns? And who moves them both?

So continues the story of Torrance, the Ignota, and the Scars of Tomorrow.

 

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Dec 052014
 

Hunting Wolf by J.K Harper
Series: Black Mesa Wolves (# 3)
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 186
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Caleb Bardou has a quick answer for anything that comes at him: his fists. Barreling through life, damn the consequences, has always worked for him. With dangerous rogue wolves threatening his Pack, he must be a ruthless hunter. But when a delicate little she-wolf gets in his steamroller way, he has to find a different strategy to win the unexpected battle for her body and her heart.

Each time civilized Rielle Amoux thinks about caveman Caleb, she gets all tingly inside. Yet she refuses to be flustered by a hot-headed, chest-thumping, he-man of a wolf. Except Caleb is sexier than sin, and he arouses her on a primal level–the part of her she’s always denied from fear she won’t be able to control it. But if she doesn’t free her wild side soon, she risks losing her wolf forever….

Between vicious rogues and sweetly seductive Rielle, Caleb has his hands full. Just when he thinks he has everything under control, his trigger temper erupts again. This time, the fallout could be disastrous for his Pack–as well as for any chance he has with the sexy little wolf who might be his destiny.

 

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Dec 042014
 

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One Kiss From You by Christina Dodd
Series: Switching Places (# 2)
Release Date: October 28, 2003
Publisher: Avon Romance
Pages: 358
Source: book purchased by reviewer

 

 

A bold woman known as the “duchess of Magnus” was wagered—and won—in a card game. But the woman who arrived was her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.

Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she’s charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanor’s deception, this daring rogue will wreak havoc . . . upon her reputation and her heart.

Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this “duchess” is a most pleasant surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love with . . .

. . . if he weren’t so intent on his revenge.

 

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Dec 032014
 

Harbor Island by Carla Neggers
Series:  Sharpe & Donovan (# 4)
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 348
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

In this vivid and suspenseful addition to her widely acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a heart-stopping journey from Boston to Ireland to the rocky coast of Maine

Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small Boston-based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief. The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the cross after every new theft—reminding them of their continued failure to capture their prey.

When Emma receives a message that leads her to the body of a woman on a small island in Boston Harbor, she finds the victim holding a small, cross-inscribed stone—one she recognizes all too well. Emma’s fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, is troubled that she’s gone off to the island alone, especially given the deadly turn the thief has taken. But as they dig deeper they are certain there is more to this murder than meets the eye.

As the danger escalates, Emma and Colin must also face do-or-die questions about their relationship. While there’s no doubt they are in love, can they give their hearts and souls to their work and have anything left for each other? There’s one thing Emma and Colin definitely agree on: before they can focus on their future, they must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they’ve ever encountered.

 

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Dec 012014
 

The staff of Romancing the Book is taking a short hiatus during the month of December.  We’ll still post some reviews and we have a contest or two lined up, but we won’t have any guests or regular posts during the month.  We are going to take the time off to do some behind the scenes work, but to also allow us to enjoy our holiday season.

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Nov 302014
 

Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown
Release Date:  August 26, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Pages:  249
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

A sassy redhead with an axe to grind…

After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she’d never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher’s wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer’s end…and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband.

A bullheaded but oh so sexy cowboy…

A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty—and gorgeous—ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together…forever?

 

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Nov 302014
 

Crimson Heat by Jan Springer
Series: Vampira Series (# 4)
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 101
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Vampire Lisbeth Crowe has done her best to put her past as Satin, the Queen’s favorite blood slave, behind her–even if it has meant leaving three delicious, devoted lovers behind. Escaping Russia and the Crimson Clan and becoming an American entrepreneur has helped–as has joining the powerful, all-female Vampira coven, which prohibits its members from becoming sexually involved with men.

But when Lisbeth models in a fashion show as a favor to a friend, one of the Queen’s evil minions sees her–and begins scheming to return her to the wicked monarch.

Jaymes, Tristan and Luca have longed for their beloved Satin for decades–and after hearing of her whereabouts, rush to reach her before the Queen’s henchmen can. Racing against time, they track her to a desolate hideaway, resuming their long-denied love affair and determined to fight to the death if necessary to keep it.

 

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Nov 292014
 

 

Damage Done by M.J. Schiller
Series: Real Romance Collection (# 3)
Release Date: July 16, 2014
Publisher: Kismet Publishing
Pages: 204
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

When an unhappy youth leaves him damaged, will Teddy Mckee be able to find love?

“Teddy Passmore McKee was born in Cork, Ireland, with a limp and a chip on his shoulder that threw his balance off all the more.” When he falls in love with the dark haired beauty born of an Irish father and a Spanish mother, will Gabrielle Quinn be able to restore his balance? And what about the charming Sean Hennessey? When Gabby catches his eye, too, will Teddy’s playboy best friend cause his own damage?

Fourteen years later, will Teddy and Gabrielle’s son be able to overcome the damage done to him in his childhood?

“Even through bloodshot eyes he could see she was different.” But can Michael leave behind the bottle, and his womanizing ways, to win over the lovely Tess Flanagan? Tess has sustained some damage of her own. Can she and Michael overcome the terrors of the past and learn how to love each other?

And if they do, will they be able to elude those after them who want to create their own damage?

On the run after an altercation leaves their boss in a pool of blood, will Michael and Tess be able to stay one step ahead of their pursuers? Or is it simply too late to correct the damage that has been done?

 

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