Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bookshelf: Author—J.L. Langley

J.L. Langley offers a variety of sci-fi, paranormal, werewolf and western categories in the M/M genre. Check out my collection of J.L.'s books on my website at

Romance Book Review: Beltran

Author: Erin O’Riordan
ISBN: 978-1-897559-57-4
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal


Life takes a lot of twists and turns and there are never any guarantees. Beltran is a delightful tale of two twin sisters and where life takes them. Allie believes that she had found the man of her dreams and is ready to settle down. On the day of her wedding she asks her twin, Zen two check her fiancee, Paul Phillip's, feelings for her. Zen finds that the man loves her sister, but he is hiding something. The wedding takes place as planned.

As life goes on, Zen meets a man who is very unhappy and conflicted. She falls in love with him, but isn't sure if she is the woman for him.

What really makes this story is the quirky, likeable characters. No one is perfect and those in the story don't pretend to be, but even when they don't follow the normal path, the readers can still like them.

Twin sisters Allie and Zen have always shared everything: including an unconventional upbringing at Pagan Spirits Farms. They even fall in love at the same time.

Pagan priestess Allie thinks she's met the man of her dreams in her buttoned-down lawyer fiancee, Paul Phillip. But is he everything he seems? 

Zen, a witch gifted with the sixth sense, falls for Orlando. But there's a catch: Orlando is married to someone else. As the celebration of Beltane nears, the sisters seem destined to be unlucky in love.

But the Goddess moves in mysterious ways, and May Day may turn out to be magic for them after all.

Romance Book Review: Decadent Deceptions

Author: Keta Diablo
ISBN: 978-1-60592-013-9
Genre: Historical Romance


Decadent Deceptions is an erotic historical romance filled with mystery and suspense. It was an entertaining, lively story. The drama unfolds in Georgia of the 1800s where good girls kept their virginity until they married. Keeping a close watch on her, Olivia's father saves her chastity when Morgan would have made her his lover. Now years later, Olivia's father is dead and Olivia knows exactly what she wants, Morgan.

The only problem is that when her father dies he writes his will in a way that would mean she could never marry Morgan and keep her inheritance. So Olivia comes up with a crazy scheme. She convinces Morgan to take her to a brothel so she can choose her future husband based on his ability to please a woman. This leaves Morgan with a lot of trouble on his hands, because not only does he have to keep Olivia out of trouble, but he also winds up having to save her from a murderer who has targeted her as his next victim.

I liked the chemistry between Morgan and Olivia and the erotic scenes were very well written.

Daring and desperate to win Morgan's love, Olivia Breedlove embarks on a reckless folly. But everything backfires when Morgan remains one step ahead of her and the game ventures down a path of duplicity and murder.

A decade ago, Morgan was a heartbeat away from taking Olivia's virginity. Her father, Thaddeus, intervened and threatened to meet him over pistols if he so much as looked at his daughter again. But now, Thaddeus is dead and Morgan has no intention of ignoring the ravenous hunger he's harbored for the blasted woman for ten years.

One way or the other, he will quench this burning desire and make her his forever.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Romance Book Review: No Longer His

Author: Carol Lynne
ISBN: 971419912214
Genre: Contemporary


No Longer His is a heart wrenching story of a women who is brutally abused by her husband, but gets a second chance at love. Carol Lynne may not be a household name in novel writing world, but I love her style and her books, while a little on the naughty side, hit the right cord.


Kelly seems like a happy, All-American housewife. Two beautiful children and a successful husband should make anyone happy, right? But Kelly lives her life in constant fear of her abusive husband. Any father seems better for her children than having none at all.

On a rare vacation to San Diego, Kelly sees there is so much more to life than what she has. She meets Sam and begins to wonder what life would be like without Jack. Does she have the strength to break away from her brutal husband? In one horrific night, the decision is made that will forever change her life.

Sam is instantly attracted to Kelly. He is horrified to see the pain in her eyes. No man should treat a woman like that. Once Kelly finally ends her marriage, Sam makes it his business to give Kelly the love she deserves. Can Kelly learn to trust another man? Can love conquer all?

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to spousal abuse.

Romance Book Review: Amber Eyes

Author: Maya Banks
Series Connection: Eyes
ISBN: 978-1-60504-466-8
Genre: Paranormal/shapeshifter


Continuing with her "Eyes" series, Maya Banks delves into the story of what happened to Aliyah's sister (i.e. "Golden Eyes"). At a young age Aliyah lost her sister Kaya while they were playing by their home in Alaska. The two girls were shifted at the time. Aliyah shifted into a cheetah and Kaya into a cougar. Both species not found in Alaska. When Kaya gets stuck in a trap she is taken away and brought to the Colorado mountains where cougars are normally found.

For years Kaya lives on her own until she meets Jericho and Hunter. She first approaches them in her cougar form and then in human. At first Jericho and Hunter don't realize that she is one and the same and it takes a bit for the two men to understand exactly what she is. As they spend time together and grow to trust each other, Kaya becomes more secure in her surroundings, but all that changes in an instant when the two men are sent out on a new mission.

Maya Banks has a magical touch when she writes. She has a great ability for character development and building up a scene. This is one that shapeshifters and paranormal fans will enjoy.

Their final mission will be to win her love.

A beautiful, vulnerable woman appears at the high country cabin where Hunter and Jericho live between assignments. They are captivated by their stunning, reticent visitor and vow to protect her—and uncover what she's hiding. Neither is prepared for the unbelievable. Their beautiful innocent is a cougar shifter who's spent a lifetime alone.

In the shelter of their love, Kaya blooms, finally willing to trust—and embrace her humanity again. Then Hunter and Jericho are called away on a mission that goes terribly wrong. Now, pregnant, and alone once more, she must find her way in a world she doesn't belong to—and hope that the two men she loves will find their way home.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Romance Byte: Witch Fury

Author: Anya Bast
Series Connection: Elemental Witches Book 4
ISBN-10: 042522869X
ISBN-13: 978-0425228692
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: June 2, 2009

Sarafina Connell is having the worst week of her life. It takes an even darker turn when an infamous playboy kidnaps her and reveals a world she never knew existed...

It's a world where magick is real, and where Sarafina is given a chance to join a secret cabal that is bent on gaining absolute power. They could use a woman like her--a witch with an untapped gift for creating fire. But she isn't about to get in league with the devil.

Rescued from her captors, Sarafina is introduced to a coven that is duty-bound to fight the forces of darkness. She's pleased that her savior is the imposingly seductive Theo--until the trust between them goes up in flames. However, as the war between good and evil is waged, Sarafina and Theo realize they have no choice but to unite in the battle for supremacy--that's getting hotter by the minute.

See other reviews on Anya Bast Books at

Romance Book Review: Golden Eyes

Author: Maya Banks
Series Connection: Eyes
ISBN: 978-1-59632-640-8
Genre: Paranormal/shapeshifter


Generally I'm open to reading any kind of romance genre, but I'd have to say my favorite is paranormal novels, especially shapeshifters. I can tell from a writer's perspective this must be very difficult to write. Especially for those who are very literal minded. There are just some people who can't step out of the box and want to over analysis everything.

As a reader, I like to put myself in the position of the characters, whether they are male or female. In this case, here is a local small town sheriff in the middle of nowhere Colorado. There is little trouble in his community aside from rowdy hunters and a few poachers ever now and then. When calls start to come in about sightings of mysterious wild animals that shouldn't be in his part of the world, Sheriff Duncan Kennedy goes out for a look see. He doesn't expect to see anything but a mountain lion, but when he comes upon a cheetah he takes pause. If that isn't bad enough when he gets the cheetah to a protected area and leaves it alone for just a few minutes and comes back and sees a woman where he left the cheetah, what is a guy suppose to think?

At this point some readers might say, please that would never happen and close the book. My active imagination wants to keep reading to see what the guy will do next. Maya Banks does a great job presenting her characters in "Golden Eyes". The opening scene where the sheriff first approaches the cheetah is excellent. Later the sheriff can do nothing but believe what he sees and as the protector of all that he is, he keeps the shapeshifters secret.

Aliyah Carver, our cheetah shapeshifter, can't trust anyone. How can she help but fall in love with Duncan who shows her an incredible amount of compassion. Oh yeah and did I mention the sex scenes? Get out the fans readers because this book will make you hot, hot, hot. As always Maya Banks is a master when she writes erotic romance. This book takes her abilities to new heights.

For those who like paranormal stories with some really outrageous love scenes and some nice action as our sheriff hunts down some nasty poachers, this is the story for you. Keep an eye out for the next Maya Banks review—"Amber Eyes", book 2 in the Eyes series—coming soon.

When Sheriff Duncan Kennedy finds an injured cheetah in his mountains, he brings it home, determined to find out how she got there and stop the poachers who were hunting her. When he later checks on the cheetah and instead finds a gorgeous, naked woman with an arrow in her leg, he's completely flabbergasted.

For six months, Aliyah Carver has been trapped in cheetah form. Taken by poachers who import exotic animals to illegally hunt, she stayed in animal form to avoid detection. She escapes the hunters, but now she faces another problem. A devastatingly sexy sheriff who now knows her secret.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Romance Book Review: Nauti Intentions

Author: Lora Leigh
Series Connection: Nauti Boys
ISBN: 0425226050
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance


Can you say HOT!! I've always thought that Lora Leigh had a flair for the erotic, but Nauti Intentions is right up there with the best. The love scenes in this book will send shivers down you spine and leave ladies wondering where they can get their own Major Alex Jansen. Oh Alex isn't perfect by any means, there were times in the story where I wanted to slap him upside the head, but he certainly made this story worth reading.

Janey Mackay wasn't half bad herself. The feisty Mackay daughter character was very well developed. I would have liked to have heard more about her in the previous stories, but Lora did a great job of presenting her character in this novel.

The Nauti series itself deserves high praise. I'm making my way through Lora Leigh's series and so far this one has turned out to be second on my list. My first favorite is the entire "Breed" series, which includes the cats, wolves and coyotes. I have to say though, so far I haven't found a Lora Leigh book that I totally hate. Another good series to check out by Lora is the "Bound" series. For now this one is complete, although since she added Nauti Intention, I'm wondering if we might see something that includes Rogue and the sexy sheriff?

Since he saw Janey Mackay taking a dip in her bikini, Major Alex Jansen has had to quell the fire she ignites in him. Even touching her would mean death at the hands of the Mackay men. Until now, the girl of his dreams—and fantasies—has lived in a vacuum of affection, shying away from the danger she thinks men represent. Alex sets out to prove her wrong, with his torturously slow caresses. Everyone thinks Janey's safe now, with her abusers dead. But when someone starts leaving spine-chilling notes, Alex won't rest until she's completely safe. And completely his—body and soul.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Romance Byte: One Reckless Summer

Author: Toni Blake
ISBN: 9780061429897
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Today

The perfect daughter. The perfect prom queen. The perfect wife. Jenny Tolliver’s been the good girl all her life, and it’s gotten her nowhere. Now that her marriage has been busted up by her cheating ex, she’s decided it’s time to regroup and rediscover herself. This summer she’s headed back to her hometown of Destiny, Ohio, to the very lakeshore cottage where she grew up, to figure out what life holds in store for her next.

She never dreamed the answer would be Mick Brody, Destiny’s #1 hellraiser. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks (or in his case, the lake), and he’s landed in hot water more times than he can count. He’s exactly the kind of guy Jenny’s always kept her distance from … but soon the good girl and the bad boy are caught in a raw heat that’s out of control. Too bad Mick’s got a secret that threatens to tear them apart and ruin Jenny’s perfectly, passionately reckless summer …

About the author from her Website:
In 1998, Toni sold her first three novels, all romantic comedies, to Kensington’s Precious Gems line. She was featured as an "up and coming author" in the 1999 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, and soon after served by special invitation as a writing instructor for Northern Kentucky University.

In early 2000, Toni made her first sale to Harlequin Temptation, and went on to expand into Harlequin's Duets line. Toni’s Harlequin novels have been distributed widely all over the world, in twenty-four languages. Since then, Toni has gone on to write for Warner Books, NAL/Signet Eclipse, and Avon Books.

Striving to give her readers heroines they can relate to and heroes they can fall in love with, Toni hopes her writing encourages women to embrace their sensuality. She essentially thinks of her books as being "super sexy with touches of sweetness and humor". There's nothing more gratifying for Toni than to find out someone enjoyed one of her books. For her, that's what writing is all about, making a connection with others

Monday, May 25, 2009

Romance Book Review: Unbroken

Author: Maya Banks
ISBN: 978-1-60504-161-2
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance


This is an excellent trio of stories by Maya Banks. These novels were previous released as individual e-books and now are in one full set in paperback and e-book, as well as still available in e-book individually.

The novels take place in a small town in Texas where several friends get together. The first story, Understood, is about Jake and Ellie. Jake had been in love with Ellie for a long time, but she married his best friend. He separated himself from Ellie's life as much as possible because it was just too painful to see her with his friend, but while he wasn't paying attention Ellie was going through hell.

She's divorced now and Jake is just waiting for her to come to terms with what happened in her marriage to be ready for him. When she is ready look out because she's his and Jake has no intention of letting her go.

In Overheard Luke has been interested in Gracie for a long time, but he finally gets the nerve to do something about it when he overhears her talking to her friend about her sexual fantasies. Now with help of his friend Wes, he is going to fulfill her dreams and hopefully fulfill some of his own as well.

And lastly in Undenied, Wes gets the shock of his life when he sees a woman from his past. He doesn't quite know how to handle the fact that he's attracted to her, but when he's with her all he can remember is their one and only time together as teenagers. Wes remembers it as the most embarrassing sexual experience of his life.

Payton remembers it a little differently. She sets out to show Wes that she is no longer the little virgin she was when they last saw each other. Her plans of seduction work and as they get to know each other, Wes isn't so sure what he wants to do about her. He likes his life the way it is, but he isn't sure he wants to be without Payton in his life.

Maya Banks is easily one of the top writers in the erotic romance genre. The way she writes love scenes will make even the most hard-core blush and others wish they were the characters in the scenes. By themselves or all together these stories are worth the read.

Three stories from the pen of Maya Banks!
Payton is the last woman Wes ever expected or wanted to see again. He’s come a long way since their awkward teenage encounter, and his ego needs no reminder. Payton harbors no such reservations about catching up on old times, if she could just get him over his mental block. But that’s nothing a blindfold and a little mad seduction scheme can’t fix…


Gracie is tired of the men in her life never fulfilling her vivid sexual fantasies. When Luke overhears her talking about what she really wants, he’s stunned—and very turned on. So Gracie thinks no man alive can satisfy her? He aims to prove her wrong.


Jake made the ultimate mistake—falling in love with Ellie, his best friend’s wife. Distance was the only solution, but it prevented him from seeing what a bastard his friend turned out to be. Now Ellie is free from the bondage of her past, and Jake waits. Needing, wanting, and ready for her when she spreads her wings.

Product Warnings
This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, mad seduction schemes, drop-dead sexy hunks, and a menage a trois.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Romance Book Review: Nauti Dreams

Author: Lora Leigh
Series Connection: Nauti Boys
ISBN: 0425219518
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance


The third and best book so far in the Nauti Boys series. I just fell in love with Natches. He's a guy who has been through hell and back. He becomes an assassin for the Marines and expects that's all will ever come of his life. Then at the end of a mission he intercepts a call for help and goes in guns blazing to rescue a female Intelligence officer, Chaya, in Iraq.

Four years later Chaya is working for Homeland Security when she meets Natches again. Chaya (Greta) is first seen in the second book of the series Nauti Nights. A year later she comes back in town to continue the investigation into arms dealing. Her boss, Timothy, is also back. Timothy hasn't given her all the details, but knowing him as she does Chaya is worried about what he's up to, especially when he tells her to keep the Mackay's out of her investigation.

Now she has Natches and his cousins even more curious about what she's doing. But what she's even more concerned about is being around Natches again. She knows that once he gets her back, he won't be letting her go.

I've liked all three books in the Nauti Boy series, but this one was my favorite of the three. It had an interesting plot that went past the fabulously sexy love scenes. The plot was well written and executed well.

It doesn't seem like in the beginning, Lora Leigh had planned to have a fourth book, but next up is Nauti Intentions. I'll be sorry to see the end of the nauti Mackay boys, but at least we got one more chance to hear about them.

Third in a sizzling trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of Nauti Boy and Nauti Nights.

Natches Mackay separated himself from his family years ago, except for the two cousins who gave him the only family he'd known. Now he's being dragged back into his father's life in ways that could destroy him and the one woman who tempts him beyond reason: Government Agent Chaya Dane, who has fought to put her own past behind her. A mission in Somerset, Kentucky, brings her back into the dreams of Natches—and into the shadows cast by his father, suspected in the theft of government missiles. And it could cost Chaya more than she ever imagined.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Review Collection: Treva Harte

My bookshelf collection of Treva Harte books. This author has a wide selection of everything from Paranormal, werewolves to contemporary romance all with an erotic flare. <Link>

Friday, May 22, 2009

Romance Book Review: Nauti Nights

Author: Lora Leigh
Series Connection: Nauti Boys
ISBN: 042521740X
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance


Blackmail is such a dirty business, but after eight years of waiting on the one woman he really wanted, James "Dawg" Mackay couldn't wait any longer. He had Crista Jansen right where he wanted her. For years Dawg had been having vivid dreams of what he wanted to do to Crista, but every time he tried to get close to her she backed away. Then suddenly eight years ago she just took off and moved in with another man in another state. Now she's back and in trouble and Dawg will stop at nothing to keep her safe, as well as have his way with her, every way possible.

Crista remembers things a little bit differently. Perhaps that's because Dawg doesn't remember what happened the one and only night they shared together. Even though she could never forget Dawg that is exactly what she sets out to do. Unfortunately, that isn't what happens and after eight years she decides to sweep the ghosts out of her past.

Now she's been home for over a year and suddenly strange things are happening to her. Then one day she goes on, what she thinks is, a simple errand to turns into bullets being fired all around her. It turns out the one who saves her is the one man she can't forget Dawg.

I liked the second story in the Nauti Boys series, Nauti Nights, a little better than the first. The characters were a little stronger and the buildup of the mystery was nicely executed. At first I was a little concerned that I wouldn't like the blackmail angle to the story, but Dawg more than redeems himself throughout the story. I like Crista too. She's been thrown to the wolves and in a desperate situation that isn't of her own making. She's smart and sassy, which I love in a heroine. Dawg is the ultimate Nauti Boy, especially in the love scenes. So far this series is really good.

I love series books and reading them one right after the other is more fun for me than waiting a few months for the next one to come out. So I'm off to read the next book in this series "Nauti Dreams."

James "Dawg" Mackey has lusted after sweet Crista Jansen for years. Just as many as she's spent running from him—and from that dangerous attraction that shot like a spark through her whole body. But now for Crista, running isn't an option anymore because Dawg's got a plan. It's kind of low-down. And kind of hot.
Blackmail is a dirty word, but Dawg will use it if that's what it takes to get Crista where he wants her. His hungers are too hard and fierce not to. He doesn't realize that Crista has a longing too. She's knows what he's up to, what he's capable of. He didn't get that nickname for nothing. And before the night is through, Crista's making him work for it.

Romance Byte: Lucky Streak

Author: Carly Phillips
Series Connection: Lucky series
ISBN: 978-0373773756
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2009

Long ago, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune...

The good news is that Mike, a police officer, awakens after some hard partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber, the gorgeous woman he met the night before. The bad news: His last name is Corwin. The really bad news is that Amber's a consummate con who took his money and ran. Seems the family curse has finally hit him.

But to Amber, Mike isn't business as usual. Something about her new husband softens her steely heart, even as she betrays him. And Mike, first hell-bent on divorce, welcomes a second chance to defy the curse... and turn his run of bad fortune into a lucky streak!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Romance Book Review: Lords of the Were

Author: Bianca D'Arc
ISBN: 978-1599983516
Genre: Paranormal


Tim and Rafe are werewolf twins who are in charge of the entire were community in this hemisphere. When they are sent an invitation to consecrate the new priestess on Halloween they come to give their approval support of the young woman.

Allie had thought that all her family had died with her parents years before. As she comes of age she is approached by the reining high priestess of the region telling her that she is the new priestess and that she must participate in a special ceremony. Allie doesn't realize that there are were creatures, magical beings and vampires in the world and she isn't sure what to make of this whole priestess business.

She has a lot to learn and the best and the worst is yet to come as she finds herself mated to two gorgeous werewolf alphas and that she has a great enemy who wants to see her dead. It is Tim and Rafe's job to protect their mate, but Allie won't let them be the only one doing the protecting.

Lord of the Weres is a complex story that brings together magical mages, werewolves (as well as other were varieties) and vampires. It is the classic story of good and evil with strong alpha males, feisty heroic females and a lot of great steamy sex scenes. Be prepared for a few dominance games and some bondage.

Fulfilling her mother's dying wish, Allie climbs a wooded hill just before midnight on Samhain-All Hallow's Eve. At the top, she finds an overgrown, magical stone circle, and her destiny. Waiting for her there are twin alpha werewolves who will be her sworn protectors, her mentors…and the loves of her life. If she lives long enough.

Overprotective is just one word to describe Rafe and Tim. Sexy is most definitely another. But their newfound love and all their skills-both mundane and magical-will be tested by an ancient evil. A hostile human mage and a misguided vampire hunt them, servants to secret plans of the ancient Venifucus, a society dedicated to destroying women like Allie.

They will earn unlikely allies, including a half-fey knight imprisoned Underhill for centuries, but will it be enough to battle the evil that stalks them? Will Allie's men be strong enough to let her aid them in her own defense? Only together can were, fey and vampire defeat this latest threat and learn that love does truly conquer all.

Available June 30
Tales of the Were - Book 2
A forbidden union forged in love—and tempered in hellfire.
The long-awaited sequel to Lords of the Were will be available on June 30. It is the story of Dante d'Angleterre, his half-fey friend, Duncan, and the wolf girl sent to spy on them.

See a list of all Bianca D'Arc's books on my bookshelf. <link>

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Romance Book Review: Nauti Boy

Author: Lora Leigh
Series Connection: Nauti boys
ISBN: 0425214133
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense/Erotic Romance


Rowdy Mackay has waited a long time for Kelly Benton to grow up. He had always known he was going to claim her, but knew she was too young for what he wanted from her, so he enlisted in the Marines and bided his time. Now years later he's back to stake his claim, but is he too late?

Kelly has loved Rowdy since he saved her from a bunch of bullies in the playground when she was nine years old. She had been saving herself for him, until one tragic night everything went wrong. After a brutal attack, Kelly isn't the same girl that Rowdy left behind.

Since her attack Kelly has been hiding away, while the man who attacked her stalks her with phone calls and watches her every move. Rowdy won't sit back and wait for something to happen, he's a take-charge man, but can he keep Kelly safe from the insane man who wants to own her?

I've been anxiously awaiting Lora's new "Breed" series book and found that it wouldn't be out until August, so I decided it was time to check out one of her other series I hadn't read and came across this four book series. (I know they called it a trilogy originally, but I found a fourth book, "Nauti Intentions" was released in early April.) These books are similar to the August brother's series, but not as dark. As a matter of fact the MacKay cousins are related to the Augusts.

So far this is shaping out to be a good series, written in Lora's normal erotic style. The heroes are strong and possessive and the heroines are feisty and adventurous. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the series shapes up.

First in a trilogy that crosses the boundaries of erotic fiction-from the bestselling author of Megan's Mark.

Too weak to resist young Kelly Benton's attempts at seduction, Rowdy Mackay left home eight years ago. Duty as a U.S. Marine put a safe distance between temptation and the nubile Kentucky vixen. Now he's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his two cousins a Nauti-boy reputation in three counties.

Once it was Kelly's dream too-to feel the heat of the boy she desired. But an attack from a stalker still on the prowl has left Kelly terrified of a man's touch. Now as fear and desire converge, Rowdy fights to save her from the deadly threats of a stranger, to rid her of her demons, and to satisfy a hunger more powerful than either can imagine.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Romance Byte: Lonely Soul

Author: Mary Quast
ISBN-13: 978-0981473932
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The eldest of the McAlister siblings is responsible and always putting his brother and sister before himself. Now that Erick and Elizabeth were enjoying their married lives, the time has come for Michael Casey McAlister to find his soulmate. A man with a deep sense of family and honor, yet at times manipulative and very controlling, always doing what he thought was best for others. Featured on The Most Dangerous Bachelors list with his brother, but for his love for daring outdoor activities; he searched for a woman who wasn't a high society princess. With his good looks, wealth and sexual prowess, he has attracted many ladies but when the one he thinks is Miss Right doesn't like his dog he shows her the door. Lonely and discouraged, he dedicates himself into a New York City community garden project with his friends and busies himself with his comic strip he has created under the name of Mike Casey. Mike meets Lauren Wren Avery with the help of their dogs in the park while he's working on a cartoon. He sees her as a chance to improve himself and not follow his father's path of unhappiness. He certainly didn't expect to fall in love with the graphic artist. Wren falls in love with him as the cartoonist not knowing he is the co-owner of McAlister Enterprises, the same company she works for. He knows he's wrong not telling her the truth but his world falls apart when his love is transferred to the London office and she finds out who he really is. He realizes that in while building the company and interfering in other people s lives he may have lost control of his own life and what truly matters.

About the author from her Website:
Contemporary Romance With A Twist Writer

As a professional artist, Mary Quast has learned to answer the call to express herself creatively. While attending a Mid-Michigan college she learned to write descriptively and
after years of writing for herself is now allowing readers the opportunity to examine
the minds and lives of the wonderful characters she's created in the late night hours.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Charlotte Boyett-Compo bookshelf

Check out all the Charlotte Boyett-Compo books that I've read over the years. I couldn't believe there were this many until I started going through them. I've listed a description of each book on my website <link> in case anyone is interested in checking out some great sci-fi books.