Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Books to read this month...

Cries of Penance
Author: Roxy Harte
Series Connection: Chronicles of Surrender
ISBN: 978-1-61650-187-7
Genre: Erotica/BDSM
Publisher: Lyrical Press


Can love survive anything?

Thomas is torn between saving a past love and protecting the woman in his present. Traveling to Africa to save his wife’s life, he leaves his ménage unprotected against political forces that will stop at nothing to destroy the black ops organization he works for—even if it means attacking women and children.

On the day she thought her greatest challenge was going to be interviewing nannies, Celia finds herself chased by thugs. In order to survive she must evolve from Kitten to Tigress to protect not only her unborn, but also Thomas’s four young children.

On the run and without either Master or Lord Fyre to protect her, the question is where Celia’s journey will end.

Content warning, BDSM during pregnancy, lactation play, MMF.


Out With The Undead
Author: Jade Twilight
ISBN: 978-1-61650-188-4
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Vampire
Publisher: Lyrical Press


This is what happens when three women's lives become hopelessly entangled.

Brigit has dealt with being one of the few female Guardians all her life. Now she's asked to help train another woman while dealing with her Charge, Liam, and the changes he's going through. To add to her workload, she  needs to help Hunter, a female in her employment. Brigit pushes her own needs and wants to the back burner until they are almost boiling over. Liam wants her, but it's against the rules. Edward can give her the normal life she wants, but is he all he's cracked up to be?

To call Hunter's home life crappy is an understatement. Only after discovering everything she believed about herself is a lie do two men turn her world upside down. Driven to the brink of sanity, she needs to learn who she really is.

Regan's service worker job never prepared her for her duties with the pack.. Traumatized vampyre victims, creatures who become children when hit by sunlight, and werewolves are just a few things she must learn to deal with. But she's not sure what to do when a vampyre wants to make her his mate, and she falls for her lycanthropic boss.

Content warning, vampyre ménage a trois, explicit sex, harsh language, violence

Love Hurts
Author: JJ Keller
ISBN: 978-1-61650-189-1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Can you ever really trust in love?

Falling in love with her fiancé’s best friend is wrong—right? Not in Shania Miller’s case it isn’t. The man she vowed to marry has a second fiancée and failed to remember her after returning from Iraq. Now, unable to trust in love, she answers lonely hearts calls, saving up enough money to attend a university three hours away from the only home she’s known.

Broken hearted, Shania and her son move to Briarwood, Indiana. Struggling financially, she wonders if she’ll ever have a complete family – one with a mommy and a daddy for her son - will become a reality?

Mark Hardwick stood silently by as his friend broke Shania Miller’s heart. His faith allows him to help Shania, especially after she’s abandoned by her fiancé and family. Why then, did he hesitate when she announced her broken engagement and love for him on his wedding day?

Content warning, explicit sex scenes and violence.

To Take Up The Sword
Author: Brynna Curry
ISBN: 978-1-61650-190-7
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press


Missing diamonds and a killer on the loose…will a schoolteacher and FBI agent escape with their lives and hearts intact?

After the acquittal of Gueraldi's right hand and favored killer for hire, Ashton Smythe, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller takes time away from his work with the FBI. Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Gabe returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation and to lay low from the death threats he's received since Smythe went free.

Almost two years after her sister's death, Leannan O'Neal feels the loss of Serena more now than ever. A secret meeting between them before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions. Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. "If you find yourself in trouble, go to him and only him" were the last words her sister spoke to her.

With Smthye out for revenge and hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena's 'Angel', but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life?

Content warning; sensual love scenes, graphic violence, adult language.

Sweet Charity
Author: Belle Sloan
ISBN: 978-1-60310-539-2
Genre: Historical American
Publisher: Red Sage

Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory 1910

Ever since Charity Blythe lost her parents a year ago, her grief has thrown her life into turmoil.  She had been talked into an arranged marriage to Edwin Payne, the adopted son of her aunt and guardian, Berthe.  Berthe controls her inheritance.
The story opens with Charity once again unable to please her betrothed Edwin in the bedroom.  All the blame rests on her, and none on her self absorbed betrothed.
He sends her to a doctor to help her discover her problem, the incomparable Dillon Ramsey, MD, who learns instantly that Charity is definitely not the problem.  Part of the examination and “treatment” is showing her how to pleasure herself, thus opening the door to Charity’s sensual awakening.
He also realizes that Miss Blythe has gotten under his skin, because after she leaves his office, he can’t stop thinking about her.  A woman like Charity might even cause him to end his self imposed exile from the possibility of true love.
The consummate bachelor front is just a cover-up.  He’s avoided commitment since ex-fiancée Lucy, left him at the alter two years prior.

Until Emie
Author: Gabriella Edwards
ISBN: 978-1-60310-544-6
Genre: Action & Adventure/ Contemporary
Publisher: Red Sage

Abandoning her role as the latest media pop tart, Emie Sinclair Douglas is ready to shed her skin and move on with her life. Knowing that it won’t be easy, she gathers her strength and takes her first step. She needs to face her demons and finally admit some dreams never come true. Security expert and former Texas Ranger, Josiah “Cut” Cutler made that perfectly clear when he had turned her away because she was too young to handle his passion. Now, after seven long years of self-imposed exile, it’s time to get him out of her system…or into her bed.

Be careful what you wish for… Coming home for a family wedding, Emie finds Cut waiting for her—willing and more than ready. She didn’t bargain on all the old feelings crashing down on her the minute he touches her. Nor did she expect her hard-won courage to melt away quicker than ice cream on hot asphalt at the sound of his sexy voice. She had counted on time—time to plan and gather her defenses against the blast of his attraction. Without them, she was doomed to succumb to his pull—again.

Falling Star Trouble
Author: Autumn Piper
ISBN: 978-1-61650-192-1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: Sept. 20, 2010

Even a supernova can shine again.

A chance meeting between chart-topping pop star Brady and rebellious Cara--out to sow her wild oats--leads to one unforgettable night in Las Vegas. The next day, Cara runs home to family responsibility, unaware of Brady’s search for her and his slip into a steep downward spiral. Life leaves them no choice but to pick up the pieces and move on…until they meet again, nine years later.

Cara’s engaged, ready to settle into a quiet and normal life. Having Brady re-enter the scene doesn’t figure into her big picture. But Brady’s finally found what he needs to re-ignite his music career, and he’s not about to leave it behind. He’ll have to show Cara, with her help, even a supernova can shine again.

Content Warning: snoopy small-towners, pestilent paparazzi, meddling relatives, second chances, and one hot rockstar.

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