Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Romance Byte: Books to start off 2010
Reining in the Past
Author: Carol Lynne
Series Connection: Book 1 in the Saddle Up and Ride series.
Genre: M-M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
When Ray Justice receives a phone call that his father has died, he’s shocked. As far as he knew, his father passed away twenty-three years earlier. Adding to the confusion, he finds that he’s inherited a large cattle ranch in Montana.
Alfred Deacon came to the J Bar Ranch as a broken cowboy in search of acceptance and honest work. What he found was a best friend and a group of cowboys he’d do anything for. When Ray walks into his life, Deacon is torn between loyalties to his dead friend and desire so strong it makes him weak.
Ray comes face-to-face with a past he didn’t know he had and a man he didn’t know he needed.
Author: Lia Slater
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Werewolf
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
As the Queen of Paqualette, Nayla is forbidden to have a husband or a human lover. Her life is a lonely and disciplined existence, so when she’s given the opportunity to choose a Were from her dungeon as her sex slave, she takes a chance. Werewolves, she knows, are nothing but senseless monsters, but after the one she selects to be her WereSlave turns out to be more of a man than she’s ever known, she must question her beliefs.
As the alpha leader, Mace is responsible for his pack. He’ll do anything to keep them alive, even give into the Queen’s sexual demands. But not unless he’s in control. Turning his enticing captor into the submissive is the only way to show her he’s more man than she realizes. Falling in love is out of the question, but so is leaving her behind.
Author: Denise A. Agnew
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
With ghosts like these, who needs TAPS?
If Dana Cummings was inclined to list the best ways to meet men, having one arrest her for burglary—during a tornado, no less—wouldn’t be in the top ten. Dating isn’t high on her agenda, period. She’s sworn to never again fall for know-it-all men with fiery gazes and devastating smiles.
Besides, she’s only in Wyoming to help her eccentric aunt find out if horny ghosts really do haunt the family bed. And hopefully bust a hellacious case of writer’s block. Extracurricular activity with a gruff, hunky lawman is off limits, even if he does fire her libido.
Witnessing too much of life’s seedy side led Brennan Marshall to live by three simple rules: work hard, play hard, and never fall for a sweet-faced female with a witty tongue and snappy comebacks. Especially the ones with a dollop of vulnerability—like Dana. But their razor-sharp sexual tension cuts right through his defenses and leads them on a dangerous journey.
One that will test the limits of their beliefs—and could cost their lives.
This book has been previously published.
Warning: Contains sexy ghosts doing the hunka chunka in the basement, red hot love scenes, and “spirited” language. Not responsible for paranormal hanky panky that reading this book may stir up.
Author: Celia Kyle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2010
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Sometimes life just required tequila… and vodka… and a shot or two of whiskey for good measure. Jasmine, Jazz to her friends, has reached that point. And now all that liquor is making her clothes fall off–in the middle of the street. Good thing a friendly neighborhood cop stops to help her, with something.
Ian’s loved Jazz since high school and then some. Their relationship burned out all those years ago, but he’s not letting this chance go. He’s got her naked and at his mercy and he’s going to keep her that way. Forever.
Author: Annie Nicholas
Series Connection: The Vanguards: Book One
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: January 18, 2010
Only a vampire is man enough to teach werewolves how to fight.
Pretty librarian Sugar wants her life to stay quiet. That’s hard enough when friends and neighbors turn into furry wolves every full moon. But when a hot vampire gets involved, life’s bound to get complicated.
The Omega have always been the pansies of the paranormal. Now Chicago’s top werewolf pack has issued them a life or death challenge. Their only option: hire a vampire warrior to teach them the moves.
Daedalus has been a powerful vampire for ages. Intrigued by the chance to train the geeks of the underworld, he wasn’t bargaining on losing his heart to a human. Can he make the Omegas a success, fit into Sugar’s quiet life, and avoid being ripped to shreds in the process?