Theirs to Cherish is the eighth full length book in the Wicked Lovers series by the amazing Shayla Black. If you haven’t been reading this series and are a fan of BDSM books, I highly recommend you get started right away because no one writes BDSM quite like Ms. Black. She started long before the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon and gets even better with every book. It has been a long wait for Callie and Thorpe’s story and I was really excited to dig in! [Read more...]
I really liked KA Linde’s Avoiding Commitment series with its deeply flawed characters and soap opera-like drama. When I began reading this book, I had to double check a few times that it was actually the same author. All the energy that was present in the writing of the aforementioned series was missing in this book.
It’s the summer before her junior year and Liz Dougherty has been busting her butt trying to work her way up the ranks at her college newspaper. Liz seizes an opportunity to show her editor, Hayden Lane, her journalistic skills and grills the slick young Senator Maxwell on his flawed policies. [Read more...]
This was one of the most emotionally resonant Mercy Thompson books I have read. Patricia Briggs always does a good job of putting us inside Mercy’s head, but I think this book really hit home for me because her emotional struggles centered on something that could just as easily happen to any one of us. The return of the ex.
That’s right, Adam’s ex-wife is the main foil of this story and I’ve got to say it felt kind of unusual for a relationship factor to take center stage in one of these books. Of course, Christy isn’t the only issue. [Read more...]
I recently read both installments in SE Jakes’ Hell or High Water series and really enjoyed them! Now, she’s re-releasing Free Falling, a story set in the same world. Please welcome her to the blog!
Thanks so much for having me here today, so I can shout about the fact that Free Falling’s getting a re-release with Riptide! I’m so excited about this, you have no idea. For me, this is the book that started the Hell or High Water series (see below for more on that).
Free Falling originally came out in December of 2012—it was the first book I self-published, and I worked with Sarah Frantz as my editor (and she’s now my Riptide editor as well) and the entire experience was simply awesome.
This would also be the second book Prophet inserted himself into (the first was Bound For Keeps). It was then I realized that the man needed his own series or else he would show up in every single book I wrote. But for Free Falling, it certainly cemented the bond between Blue and Prophet. I’ve brought Blue and Mick back in Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water 2) and yes, I’m totally planning a Free Falling sequel, which would happen sometime post Dirty Love (Dirty Deeds 3). Because I can’t get enough of Blue, my favorite thief, and Mick, the man who’ll chase him every single time.
The great thing about moving this book to Riptide is that now all my EE, Ltd. books are in one place AND Free Falling will now be available everywhere in eFormat AND in print!!! The cover looks gorgeous in person.
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of three SIGNED copies of Hell or High Water series: Catch a Ghost and Long Time Gone. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 24th, and winners will be announced on March 25th. Contest is valid worldwide.
Blue is a thief who lives for adrenaline and danger. And when he meets Mick, a mercenary, he’s hit with a buzz of attraction like the rush of a high-rise job without a safety rope. But after making plans to get together, Mick leaves him hanging, and Blue vows never again.
A year later, Mick watches helplessly as Blue stumbles into the middle of one of Mick’s jobs. Risking his cover and their lives, Mick saves Blue and cares for him as he recuperates, but neither man has any idea how to handle the intimacy this forces them into.
Once Blue is safe, Mick redoubles his efforts to take down the drug lord responsible—and disappears. Blue goes after him, determined to return the favor and rescue the man he loves, no matter the cost.
Thanks to SE Jakes for visiting the blog today! Be sure to comment to enter the giveaway.
This author’s novel, Uncommon Passion, made my Best of 2013 list. So when a contemporary romance by Anne Calhoun featuring a shy librarian and a small town cop came up for review, I raised my hand. I have mixed feelings with this slow burn of a romance.
Alana Wentworth is running out of time on her grand experiment. Alana left her research position at her wealthy family’s prestigious foundation to finally use her library science degree. After a bad breakup and her family’s disappointment, she accepted a temporary position as head librarian in the small town of Walkers Ford to try to stand on her own feet. [Read more...]
Why did I wait so long to read this book??? I jumped into the Pennyroyal Green series somewhere around book 5. I loved it right off the bat. I went back and checked out some of the earlier installments but missed the first two. What a mistake that was! This book is mentioned throughout the entire series.
In just about every book we get references to Colin Eversea and his near-miss at the gallows. This is his story! Colin is the most charming of the Eversea sons. Just about everyone likes him… except, of course, the rival Redmond family. As the story begins, Colin is accused of killing a distant Redmond cousin. He is set to hang. In fact he gets all the way to the point where he is walking to the noose, when he is spirited away in an amazing rescue. It turns out a beautiful mercenary named Madeleine is his savior. [Read more...]
I enjoy a good Regency romance, but sometimes it’s nice to step away from dukes and the ballrooms to see a historical romance from a different perspective. There are no ingénues in this book; no teacakes or afternoon calls. This is a second chance at love story, set against the dark and dirty rookeries of London in the 1830s. And I really liked the change of pace. [Read more...]
Some may say that the friends to lovers concept is easy to do, but when friends to lovers stories are bad they can be really bad. This is was not case here. Virna DePaul has a new fan because she can write the heck out of this type of story. Color me shocked and happy when she snagged my attention in the first chapter.
Melina Parker grew up around twins Rhys and Max Dalton. She’s had a crush on Rhys for as along as she can remember because even though the twins are identical, Rhys is much better looking to Melina. He does what so few have been able to do for her, make her feel safe and wanted. Rhys and Max are the sons of magicians. They travel a lot as part of the act, but they still keep in touch with their hometown friend Melina. [Read more...]
I really wanted to love this book. I have never read JD Tyler before, but the blurb sounded right up my alley. There are shifters, a wounded hero who is going deaf. A couple with both people damaged, trying to heal one another. It hits so many of my buttons. Unfortunately, I was decidedly underwhelmed while reading.
The book description was accurate. Zander Cole is the Healer of his shifter pack. They are former SEALs who now fight supernatural foes. [Read more...]
I loved this book. Written in Red set the bar awfully high. It was so fresh and original. But this installment springboards right off the ending of that book into new waters for these amazing characters. The story feels like a natural progression. It all centers around Meg and those hunting her since her escape. You would think that after what happened to the last group of guys who tried to get her, a lesson would be learned. But she is too valuable to the Controller for him to give up. The thing is, she is now too valuable to the Others for them to let him have her back. [Read more...]