Sunday, June 27, 2010

Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas

The Dragon's Captive

Raised behind the walls of Hope Abbey, Rose Lancaster's sheltered upbringing never prepared her for a man like Lord Roxburghe. The fabled "Black Dragon," Ruark Kerr hasn't been seen in his Scottish homeland for more than a decade—and now he has burst into Rose's world to take her hostage, intending to trade her for the life of his young brother. But Rose does not fear this savage, powerful lord . . . and she guards a dangerous secret.

Villainy called Ruark back to the borderlands, but now that he's claimed his "prize" his path is less certain. If he does not turn her over to his enemy, a boy may die. Yet gentle, lovely Rose soothes his vengeful spirit, and the longer she remains with him, the hotter his passion for her burns.

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This was due out on June 29, but BAM actually got it out early. There was nothing new or different about this book, but it was a lovely way to spend a rainy Sunday. The fiery Scotsman takes a beautiful woman captive, and they fall in love. (Yeah, I gave away the ending....but COME ON, you know it's gonna happen!) But it was still a lot of fun. Didn't have to wait for over half the book to get done before they decide to have sex, and the characters were endearing. Though raised behind the walls of an abbey, Rose was no delicate little flower. Romantic and entertaining.

Rating: ****

The Vampire Who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros

Julian Kane is back in town.

Once, as a girl of seventeen, beautiful, headstrong Portia Cabot saved the cursed life of the dashing vampire Julian Kane—who marked her forever, then left to go in search of his soul. He returns five years later to find the enchanting young girl he left behind grown into a bewitching woman with a woman's heart . . . and a woman's desires.

Portia quickly discovers that Julian's seductive and forbidden kiss can still make her crave the night . . . and his touch. But the Julian who has returned to London is not the vampire she remembers. His fruitless pursuit of his stolen mortality has reduced him to drunken debauchery. And a recent spate of murders makes Portia fear that the man she has always adored may truly be a monster.

Julian knows he must drive Portia away—but his passion and hunger for her grow more irresistible every time they touch. For years he has fought the temptation to embrace his dark gifts, never realizing that Portia's love may give him the most dangerous gift of all . . . a reason to live.

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This is the second book with the Cabot and Kane familes...and I hope there's more! I've immensely enjoyed both of the books (the first being After Midnight). Most of the characters in this story were introduced in the first book, so that really does need to be read before this one. All of the characters are great, but I absolutely adored Portia. Not only is she very smart, and a bit braver that she should be, but she's also a total smartass. There were conversations in this book that made me laugh out loud, but I also couldn't get through the book without crying. To me that's a sign of a good book! The chemistry between Julian and Portia was wonderful. I have some more books by Medeiros buried in my TBR pile. I need to find those suckers!

Rating: **** 1/2

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's been a while!

Damn, I haven't been keeping up very well lately, have I? It's because I'm reading so freaking much! So these aren't going to be in-depth reviews, but at least you'll know if it's worth the time to read these.

Parallel Seduction (Midnight Warriors, Book 3) by Deidre Knight

Warrior Jake Tierny travels back in time to stop a traitor in his beloved king's camp. But when a twist of fate proves the mission unnecessary, Jake is trapped in a time not his own, with friends who cannot learn his true identity. Scott Dillon may be the king's trusted lieutenant, but he is also a man at war with himself, a human hybrid who refuses to succumb to the Antousian nature he abhors-and that Jake Tierny embodies. FBI linguist Hope Harper refuses to let near-blindness keep her from joining the Refarians in their war to defend mankind. Her attraction to both Scott and Jake forces all three to question the core of their beliefs.And as their enemies surround them, Hope knows she must choose one man for all time.

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This was a great story, but really, time travel makes my freaking head hurt! How can the future self exist at the same time as the current self? Argh!! But Knight does tell a good story, so it's worth the headache.

Rating: ****

A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore

The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had never hoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the man he seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.

Kate knows her duty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull on her heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses? Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock of all is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.

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Garrett was introduced in Haymore's previous book, A Hint of Wicked. I thought Sophie was a total idiot for not choosing Garrett, so I was glad to see he had his own book. This one wasn't so depressing like the last one - it was a great story, and I was glad to see Garrett get the happiness he deserved. Great storytelling.

Rating: **** 1/2

My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel

A desire that can't be controlled...
Carson Philips is a witch on the run. For years, the notorious mage, Alvaro Magellan, has held her as his psychological prisoner. But once Carson gets a glimpse of the true extent of his evil, she flees Magellan's mansion--stealing a stone talisman of unimaginable power on the way. Her only hope for survival is a demon who ignites a voracious hunger in her she can't deny, a longing she can't resist...

A hunger that can't be sated...
Nikodemus is a warlord with a mission: Kill Magellan and his green-eyed witch at any cost. But when he meets the desperate Carson, the pull of her magic takes his breathe away. He's not sure he can trust this tantalizing woman--she is his enemy--and less sure he can keep his hands off her. But Magellan will stop at nothing to reclaim what belongs to him. Can Nikodemus stop him before his desire for Carson destroys them both?

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This one was pretty good. Can't quite put my finger on what was lacking. There was a character I really liked here, and he stars in the next book. We'll see how that one is.

Rating: ***

Knight of Desire (All the King's Men, Book 1) by Margaret Mallory


His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.


Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives.

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Sigh......SO romantic! Everything you could ask for in a medieval romance. Can't wait to find the next two in my huge to-be-read piles! Great characters and story. Something about it just touched me.

Rating: *****

In Darkness Reborn (Paladins of Darkness, Book 3) by Alexis Morgan

Alexis Morgan continues her red-hot paranormal series with a mysterious warrior and his forbidden love for a woman who's allegiance lies with his sworn enemy. . . .

Once a warrior for the Others, Barak q'Young is caught between two worlds -- exiled from his homeland, and a pariah among his enemies, the Paladins. While hunting a betrayer who's selling the precious blue gems that light the Others' world, Barak must aid geologist Lacey Sebastian in her research for the Paladins. Barak is instantly drawn to the fiery, beautiful woman, but Lacey initially despises the enemy intruder. Soon she sees beyond his violent past, though, finding the dark warrior intriguing -- and extremely sexy.

Though neither can resist the passion that blazes between them, Barak is torn between loyalties, hiding a secret gift that could prove useful to Lacey's research, at the sacrifice of his own people. But when Lacey is kidnapped and held hostage, Barak realizes he will do anything to save her . . . even risk his own life.

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This book's hero was one of the "Others", who are the bad guys in this series. Barak was introduced in the first book; he was a pretty heroic guy, but I still wondered how this would work having him as a hero of his own book. Well, it worked wonderfully. This is the best in the series so far. Morgan does a fantastic job of making us feel Barak's deep loneliness and torn loyalties. Definitely will make you want to read the next books!

Rating: **** 1/2

Redeemed in Darkness (Paladins of Darkness, Book 4) by Alexis Morgan

Alexis Morgan's sizzling paranormal Paladin series continues with a courageous female warrior who can't resist the man of her dreams -- even if he is her sworn enemy....

A fiercely beautiful female leader from the Other world, Lusahn q'Arc can't forget the Paladin warrior she met in battle -- his chiseled body and piercing, thoughtful eyes still haunt her dreams. While investigating the smuggling of the mysterious blue stones used to light her shadowy world, Lusahn receives word that her missing brother, Barak, is alive -- and working with the Paladins. Although angry at his betrayal, she arranges to meet him. But at the appointed time it is not Barak who arrives, but Cullen Finley -- the enemy warrior who torments her memory.

Intense attraction immediately burns between Lusahn and Cullen despite their rival loyalties, and they can't help surrendering to passion. Their time together is limited, though, for soon Cullen must return to his own world -- with or without Lusahn. But when carefully laid plans go awry, together they must fight to keep their forbidden romance a secret -- and keep each other alive.

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Another fantastic book in the series! This time we have a romance between one of the Paladins and an Other, who happens to be Barak's sister. Once again, there is focus on torn loyalties; also, we also see how the enemies aren't that different after all. The story was great, and there was lots of action. Loving this series!

Rating: **** 1/2

The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran

In a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything...and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them.

From exotic sandstone palaces...
Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn.

To the marble halls of London...
In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous -- and that a single decision can alter one's life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run.
A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.

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You can't ask for any more than this is a debut novel! Action, adventure, history, romance and wonderful characters.

Rating: *****

Ravishing in Red (The Rarest Blooms, Book 1) by Madeline Hunter

The first novel in a magnificent new quartet of historical romance

Audrianna Kelmsleigh is unattached, independent-and armed. Her adversary is Lord Sebastian Sommerhays. What they have in common is Audrianna's father, who died in a scandalous conspiracy-a deserved death in Sebastian's eyes. Audrianna vows to clear her father's name, never expecting to fall in love with the man devoted to destroying it...

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Great start to this series! I loved the chemistry between the two leads. I also enjoyed the mystery that was at the heart of this story. Eagerly looking forward to read the next one.

Rating: ****

Darkness Unknown (Paladins of Darkness, Book 5) by Alexis Morgan

After being ambushed by the Others, Paladin warrior Jarvis Donahue is left for dead in the woods of southern Missouri, where he is discovered by the beautiful and strong Gwen Mosely. Gwen notices one of Jarvis's cuts is healing right before her eyes, a phenomenon her half-brother, Chase, also possesses. Gwen resolves to take Jarvis back to her home to nurse him back to health. But when Jarvis awakens and is introduced to Chase, he knows immediately what dangerous fate links the two of them: Chase is a young Paladin too. Eventually, the time comes for Chase to battle the local Paladins, badly wounding himself and putting Gwen in danger. Can Jarvis save her in time?

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Another great addition to the series. However, I was kind of sad that an Other wasn't one of the main characters - I got attached to them in the last two books! It was very interesting to read about Chase, a young Paladin who finally discovers what he is. It gives us a bit more insight into the lives of the Paladins.

Rating: ****

To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, Book 1) by Elizabeth Hoyt


Lady Emeline Gordon is the model of sophistication in London's elite social circles, always fashionable and flawlessly appropriate. As such, she is the perfect chaperon for Rebecca, the young sister of a successful Boston businessman and former Colonial soldier.


Samuel Hartley may be wealthy, but his manners are as uncivilized as the American wilderness he was raised in. Who wears moccasins to a grand ball? His arrogant disregard for propriety infuriates Emeline, even as his boldness excites her.


But beneath Samuel's rakish manner, he is haunted by tragedy. He has come to London to settle a score, not to fall in love. And as desperately as Emeline longs to feel this shameless man's hands upon her, to taste those same lips he uses to tease her, she must restrain herself. She is not free. But some things are beyond a lady's control...

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Ahhhh, the perfect tortured hero! Absolutely wonderful story. The heroine was not very likable at first; she actually came across as rather bitchy and uppity. But Emeline most definitely grows on you. And Samuel...oh, Samuel! He's a very complex character, and it was fascinating to find out his history...and why he must run. Great romance.

Rating: *****

Defeat the Darkness (Paladins of Darkness, Book 6) by Alexis Morgan

Hard-eyed and hard-bodied, Hunter Fitzsimon isn't what Tate Justice expected in a tenant for the apartment above her garage. Terse and intensely private, Hunter's mission is to protect a narrow stretch of the barrier between Earth and Kalithia against the Paladins' ruthless enemies -- a job that would be much easier without his sexy landlady nosing around. So when she follows Hunter into the woods late one night, he decides to teach Tate a lesson with a passionate kiss that brings her to her knees...and unexpectedly ignites red-hot desire deep in his soul. But the warrior's dark and dangerous world is no place for his fiery lover. Does possessing Tate mean turning his back on his brethren...or will Hunter forsake the woman of his dreams for the harsh duty he's always known?

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Hunter is one of my favorite heroes in this series (after Barak!). Sexy and very tortured, he's trying to get his life back after great personal tragedy. However, Tate I found to be a bit annoying. She was almost a busybody, a bit of a stalker! Though she does grown on you. But Hunter was phenomenal. There were no loose threads in this story - I hope that doesn't mean there aren't more to come!

Rating: **** 1/2

Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran

Silver-tongued Viscount Sanburne is London's favorite scapegrace. Alas, Lydia Boyce has no interest in being charmed. When his latest escapade exposes a plot to ruin her family, she vows to handle it herself, as she always has done. Certainly she requires no help from a too-handsome dilettante whose main achievement is being scandalous. But Sanburne's golden charisma masks a sharper mind and darker history than she realizes. He shocks Lydia by breaking past her prim facade to the woman beneath...and the hidden fire no man has ever recognized. But as she follows him into a world of intrigue, she will learn that the greatest danger lies within -- in the shadowy, secret motives of his heart.

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Glad to know that Duran's first book wasn't a fluke - this woman can write! And she tells amazing stories with incredibly complex characters. Sanburne starts out appearing to be a very shallow man; but as we learn more about him, you can't help admire him. The chemistry between the two leads was extremely hot. Some secondary characters were mesmerizing....hope to learn more about them!

Rating: **** 1/2

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy lazy Sunday!

Typical Sunday - laundry and reading. Oh, and decrypting season 2 of True Blood so I can put it on my Zune. Finished a good book today.

The Pirate Hunter by Jennifer Ashley

Widowed by an officer in the English navy, Diana Worthing is tired of self-important men. Then the legendary James Ardmore has the gall to abduct her, to demand information. A champion to some and a villain to others, the rogue sails the high seas, ruthlessly hunting down pirates. And he claims Diana's father was the key to justice. When she refuses to tell him what she knows, James retaliates with passionate kisses and seductive caresses. The most potent weapons of all, though, are his honorable intentions, for they make Diana forget reason. They make her long to believe she's finally found a man she can trust, a man worth loving -- a true hero who could rescue her marooned heart.

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This is the 2nd book in Ashley's Pirate trilogy, the first being The Pirate Next Door. This one shares some of the same characters. Though not as good as the first one, it was still an entertaining, fabulous story. Ashley can really come up with some hot men!

Rating: **** 1/2

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just a wee bit behind.....

in posting what I've been reading! Went on vacation, got back and got sick.....time gets away quickly, doesn't it?

So here we go!

The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

The Wolf

Noble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald. And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave her. . .even as she aches to know the rapture of the conqueror's kiss.

The Dove

For the first time ever, mighty Wulfgar has been vanquished—and by a bold and beautiful princess of Saxon blood. He must have the chaste, sensuous enchantress who is sworn to his destruction. And he will risk life itself to nurture with tender passion a glorious union born in the blistering heat of hatred and war.

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What can I say? It's a classic!

Rating: *****

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4) by Ilona Andrews

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose.

Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.

When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.

This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.

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This is one of my all-time favorite series. And Curran is one of the hottest alpha males - yummy! This is the best of the series so far.

Rating: *****

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

Ten Things You Should Know About This Book

1. Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret.

2. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind AND The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church.

3. Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything.

4. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening.

5. Lord Newbury has decided that Annabel is the answer to all of his problems.

6. Annabel does not want to marry Lord Newbury, especially when she finds out he once romanced her grandmother.

7. is shocking, 8. is delicious, 9. is downright wicked, all of which leads the way to

10. Happily. Ever. After.

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This was pretty much all fluff - but it was entertaining fluff!

Rating: *** 1/2

Masked by Moonlight (Shape-Shifters, Book 1) by Nancy Gideon

New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte Caissie is used to investigating grisly killings and going after the mob. She's not used to falling for a mob boss's sexy, shadowy second-in-command. The dark something oddly familiar. When Cee-Cee is attacked in a dark alley and Max rescues her, she realizes he once saved her life years ago. Max is hiding a dangerous secret, and an unknown link to her past...and worse, she's falling in love with him.

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Wow, what a great start to this new series! Can't wait for the next one. Max is one of the most interesting characters I've come across in a while. Hope there are many more books to the series, if they're as good as this one is.

Rating: *****

Into the Dark by Gena Showalter

Three otherworldly tales from the master of paranormal romance . . . and a brand new Lords of the Underworld bonus guide!

The Darkest Fire
A Lords of the Underworld prequel

Geryon is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. Kadence is the goddess of Oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords -- and discover a passion unlike any other . . .

The Amazon's Curse
A tale of Atlantis

Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free...

The Darkest Prison
A Lords of the Underworld Tale

Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn rivals destined to destroy each other will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love . . .

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Very entertaining. Though not as good as her novels, I enjoyed the stories. The bonus guide was the best, though. The interviews of the Lords of the Underworld by William are hysterical!

Rating: ****

Heart of Darkness by Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne and Susan Krinard

From the masters of paranormal romance, three brand-new tales of seduction...

1. The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter (LOTU, #4.5)
An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never know lust--until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation...

2. Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne
Twenty-two years ago four teenage boys were convicted of a young girl's murder. Now, in the form of a beautiful woman, the "victim" is seeking vengeance. And only one man dares to dig into the past to uncover its secrets...and set her free.

3. Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard
Lady Tameri believes to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, and Leo Erskine has set out to prove her wrong...never dreaming that the two of them are about to discover a prophecy that will bind them together forever.

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I enjoyed Showalter's story, but the other two were just "meh". And I should have read this one BEFORE Into the Fire.

Rating: ***

The Irish Warrior by Kris Kennedy

Inhibited, accountant-minded Senna de Valery comes to Ireland to finalize a deal that will save her faltering wool business. What she gets instead is a cunning English lord with dangerous ulterior motives.

Forced to rely on her wits, not her ledgers, Senna frees an Irish warrior chained in the prisons, and they flee across the war-torn land of medieval Ireland, forging a partnership of passion and respect. But this roguish warrior is more than he seems, and has a formidable agenda of his own.

Neither is prepared for the powerful forces arrayed against them.

Neither can resist the fiery passion igniting between them.

They cannot imagine the sacrifices they will face, or the choices they will be forced to make . . .

King, outlaws, weapons and war: Can love indeed triumph over all?

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What a fantastic story! Loved the main characters, there was a good plot, and the sex was very, very hot.

Rating: ****

The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another sizzling installment of the Lords of the Underworld series as Aeron, keeper of the demon of wrath, finally meets his match...

For weeks, the immortal warrior Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence. An angel--demon-assassin--has been sent to kill him. Or has she? Olivia claims she fell from the heavens, giving up immortality because she couldn't bear to harm him. But trusting--and falling for--Olivia will endanger them all. So how has this "mortal" with the huge blue eyes already unleashed Aeron's darkest passion?

Now, with an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't....

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Though this wasn't my favorite in the series, it was still a great story. Olivia could be annoying at time, but she had her moments (like when she got drunk and gave Gideon her panties) when I loved her. All the Lords are hot.

Rating: **** 1/2

A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore


Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, has finally moved on. After seven years mourning the loss of her husband, Garrett, at Waterloo, she has married his best friend and heir, Tristan. Sophie gives herself to him body and soul. . . until the day Garrett returns from the Continent, demanding his title, his lands-and his wife.


Now Sophie must choose between her first love and her new love, knowing that no matter what, her choice will destroy one of the men she adores. Will it be Garrett, her childhood sweetheart, whose loss nearly destroyed her once already? Or will it be Tristan, beloved friend turned lover, who supported her through the last, dark years and introduced her to a passion she had never known? As her two husbands battle for her heart, Sophie finds herself immersed in a dangerous game-where the stakes are not only love . . . but life and death.

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This was a hell of a story...but very depressing! Sophie loved both of these men, and it was going to be sad no matter which husband she chose! (The one she didn't choose? Well, his book is next, and I can't wait to read it!)

Rating: ****

Night of the Huntress (Brotherhood of Blood, Book 2) by Kathryn Smith

Bishop has been a vampire for 700 years and though he wishes nothing more than to live his life in peace, getting humans to believe that vampires are not monsters is a difficult task, and vampire hunters like The Reaper make it even more difficult.

Believing that a vampire killed her mother, Irina leads a band of vigilantes, determined to rid the world of these monsters. What no one knows is that Irina herself is half–vampire. Determined to deny that side of her, Irina captures Bishop, believing he can lead her to the vampire responsible for her mother's death. But over the course of Bishop's captivity, secrets about Irina's past are revealed and she soon learns that what she has always believed to be true is anything but. Now Irina and Bishop are in a race against time as they fight for their lives––and their love.

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This is another "don't miss" series. These vamps are hot! The stories are great, and there's a little different take on vampires than other books in the genre. Bishop is thud worthy.

Rating: ****

Forbidden Highlander (Dark Sword, Book 2) by Donna Grant


Fallon MacLeod has gifts any warrior would covet - fierce strength, unmatched skill, even immortality. But those gifts come at a price that puts everyone he loves at risk. Only when his brother, Quinn, is taken captive does Fallon leave the seclusion of his Highland home to seek the king's aid. And though every women at court would gladly be his for the asking, one alone causes desire to roar to life within him: beautiful, mysterious Larena Monroe.


Rumors swirl around the castle about "The McLeod" but Larena knows the truth. Like Fallon, Larena is searching for a way to vanquish the evil Druid who wants to wreak havoc on earth. Drawn to Fallon in spite of her fear, she surrenders to a passion that shocks them both with its raw intensity. But Larena dares not hope for more - not when she holds a secret that could turn her fiery Highland love against her forever…

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What makes these immortal Highlanders so hot? And why can't I get one? Another great book in this series.

Rating: ****

Friday, June 4, 2010


Sick as a dog. I think I have the flu, hence me being quite a bit behind here. Even buying 6 books Tuesday, 17 yesterday and 6 today hasn't made me feel better. Argh!