Jan 262015
 

Fate Reborn by Christina Ow
Series: Dukka Fates (# 1)
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Pages: 218
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.

She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.

 

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Jan 252015
 

Still Photo by Kim Harnes
Release Date: March 26, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Pages: 272
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

Jess Waterford’s mother is evil. Since she took off seven years ago—just days after Jess’s ninth birthday—without so much as a wave goodbye, Jess has always wondered what happened to her. And despite the end of her mother’s mental and physical abuse, the memories and the scars still remain. Jess conceals the hurt within by practicing her photography, and by spending as much time as her dad will allow with her baseball star boyfriend, Brody Campbell.

Determined to make use of her new camera, Jess dives into photographing everything in sight. But periodically the resulting prints are flawed, ever so slightly: a smudge on a tree trunk; a blemish in the bus window. These imperfections are not as random as they may seem, however, and Brody and Jess soon discover together that each of these pictures combine to form another image—the grisly image of a murder scene, with Jess’s mother as the victim.

As the new photograph takes shape, Jess’s desire to complete it consumes her, and Brody’s health begins to deteriorate. Torn between her quest to reveal her mother’s killer and her continued worry over Brody’s failing health, Jess finally finds the last piece to the puzzle, and the answer sends her world spiraling into depths from which she may never recover.

 

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Jan 252015
 

Caught in the Middle by Kira Barker
Series: We Kinky Three (# 1)
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

For years now, resident surgeon Erin Slater has been focused on her career. Sexual frustration has her on edge, and it seems like a wet dream come true when her best friend Jack and his roommate Simon offer to help her scratch that itch. Their afternoon of debauchery leaves her yearning for more, particularly to explore her submissive side – a craving that Simon, an experienced Dom himself, is only too happy to satisfy. But there’s also Jack, who she’s closer to than anyone else in the world. When emotions factor into the equation, things get complicated, forcing Erin to make a decision which man she will choose – but why can’t she have both?

 

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Jan 252015
 

One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy
Series: After Hours (# 2)
Release Date: Sepember. 8, 2014
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 184
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

The wrong man never felt so right…

Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman–especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.

Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules–and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?

 

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Jan 242015
 

Enslaved by the Others by Jess Haines
Series: H&W Investigations (# 6)
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Vampires, werewolves, magi and worse–the Others have joined the mortal world, and there’s no turning back now . . .

As a New York P.I. and Other specialist, Shiarra Waynest has been in plenty of trouble before. But waking up in a windowless room the prisoner of a vampire slave trader is a shock for anyone. Shia has her wits, her bravado, and a couple of used staples, so maybe she can take on a mansion full of serious evil.

But although she’s desperate to escape, Shia needs some answers too. Her friends are in danger. There are betrayers and spies among them. And even if she can figure out what’s going on and somehow get a message out, she’s still a captive of the worst kind. . .

 

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Jan 242015
 

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
Series: Under Heaven (# 2)
Release Date:  April 2, 2013
Publisher: ROC
Pages:  656
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life—in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later—and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles towards the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north.

Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor—and alienates women at the court. But when her father’s life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has.

In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars.

 

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Jan 232015
 

Author Pic - Raven ShadowhawkJen: Today we welcome Raven ShadowHawk to Romancing the Book. Raven, will you share a short bio with us?
Raven: After having spent seven years working in customer service and finance, Raven ShadowHawk made the decision to write for a living. This decision, helped by the birth of her twin sons, has led her to write several short stories, six of which form the Meeting Each Other series. These titles are available through Amazon and many other retailers via Smashwrods.

Raven can be found on her website (www.ravenshadowhawk.wordpress.com), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ileandraXraven/) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/illyandraven/).

 

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Jan 232015
 

SugarDust-200x300Sugar Dust by Raven ShadowHawk
Series: Slippers and Chains (# 1)
Release Date: January 23, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 173
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review.

 

 

After an unwelcome family visit highlights romantic insecurities, Dan takes Karen to exclusive fetish club, Sugar Dust. Will the trip rescue or destroy their relationship?

Dan loves submissive women and longs to build a harem of willing females to fill what he lovingly calls his “Slave Library.” He shares his plans for sexual bliss with Karen, the first of his submissives in both his mind and his heart. But when an unexpected visit from his mother leads to uncomfortable questions about his ex, Dan realizes that past mistakes are catching up to him, faster than he can run.

The first D/s relationship to blend comfortably with her vanilla life is the one Karen shares with Dan. She treasures the freedom in the act of submission and wants nothing more than to share it with her Master for as long as possible. Why then does he insist on bringing other women into their beds? And why can’t he say he loves her?

As Dan battles his inner demons, Karen hopes a sexy mini break at the exclusive fetish club, Sugar Dust will allow them time to relax and reconnect. There she meets Beth, the personification of Dan’s past, storming in to demolish her present. Can Karen show Dan that their relationship is strong enough to break the chains of his past, before Beth drives an immoveable wedge between them with her tales of what once was?

 

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Jan 222015
 

7362715Jen:  Please help me welcome Amy Smolcic to Romancing the Book.  Amy, will you share a short bio with us?
Amy:  I’m a 21 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. I love writing everything from poems, stories, and articles.  You can find me at:

BlogGoodreads | Twitter

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Jan 222015
 

Someone Like You by Amy Smolcic
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages:  198
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

 She has walked on the catwalks of every major designer and earned enough money to live comfortably for ten lifetimes. Country girl, Chloe Jackson, has hit it big.

However, all that glitters isn’t gold and beneath the lights and glamour is a dark world.

Jaeger Colton dreams of greatness. He and his band relocated to New York City with the hope of making it big. But with their record contract being cancelled, his dream has been put on hold. With the disappointment, will he chase the dream he desperately wants?

When their worlds collide, can Jaeger help Chloe pick up the pieces? Or, will it be up to Chloe to transform her broken life?

 

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