Archives for January 2014

The Devil DeVere: Spotlight & Kindle Fire Giveaway

Shelly is a big fan of Victoria Vane’s Devil DeVere series.  The book covers are getting a makeover, and Vane is celebrating with the giveaway of a Kindle Fire!  Take a look:

Wild Nights

A Wild Night’s Bride (Book #1 in the Devil DeVere Series)

She needs a protector… Once seduced by whispered promises of a faithless lover, Phoebe Scott is determined to make a name on the Covent Garden stage, but after three years of bit parts, she realizes she’ll never achieve her goals on her own merits. Acknowledging her success is dependent on a powerful patron, Phoebe is now resolved to find a protector to secure her future. With this goal in mind, she seeks out the best prospects at London’s most notorious brothel.

He’s avowed to celibacy…Sir Edward “Ned” Chambers has been lost and lonely since his wife’s death in childbirth. Burdened with blame, he has sworn to a life of celibacy, but after three years, he is inwardly edgy, irritable, and increasingly discontent. Perceiving the cause behind Ned’s unhappiness, as well as the obvious cure, his best friend and rake of the first order, “The Devil” DeVere, is hell-bent to return Ned to the land of the living. DeVere’s machinations result in an outrageous wager that could lead Ned to a new love… or land them all in the Tower!

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Review: Leashing the Tempest by Jenn Bennett

leashing the tempestReviewed by Jen

What a satisfying novella! So often, stories like these can fill like pure filler, but I really enjoyed this afternoon spent with Cady, Lon, Juke, and Kar Yee.

It takes place just a couple of weeks after Summoning the Night. Lon and Cady have decided to take Juke out on a boat to test his new knack of persuasion.  Kar Yee agrees to be his guinea pig.  [Read more…]

Review: Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

reapers legacyReviewed by Carrie

For those of us who love books with a biker hero (or should I say anti-hero), Joanna Wylde’s Reapers MC books have the perfect mix of sensuality, grittiness and a measure of authenticity.  Wylde notes in her forward that she did her due diligence in researching outlaw motorcycle club.  She even had a person who is currently attached to an outlaw club review the book for accuracy in club life.  I believe that this adds to my enjoyment in getting a “real” glimpse into a secretive culture that is often misunderstood.  The books are stand alone, however, characters and previous events crossover. [Read more…]

Review: Wake for Me by Isobel Irons

wake for meReviewed by Janell

I heard about this book on a DBSA podcast, and the idea of a doctor falling in love with a girl in a coma, while she can hear him, just pinged my romantic senses. Girlfriend in a coma, y’all!

Viola is the girl in question. Her car crashed into an icy river, and while she was in the ER, she had a reaction of some kind that sent her into a coma. Sam is an intern (“doctor in training,” as some people refer to him) assigned to her case. He was in the ER when she was brought in; he saw her fail to recover; and now he visits her during his off-hours and talks to her. [Read more…]

Review: Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie

kiss the skyReviewed by Carrie

I’ve posted before how much I liked the Addicted series – this is Rose and Connor’s story.  The authors state that this is a standalone set in the Addicted world, however I feel that a reader will miss a lot not having the background of the previous two books.

The Calloway family is still reeling from Lily’s sex addiction being revealed in the press.  Their father’s beverage company, Fizzle, has taken a hit in the stock market and Rose’s clothing line, Calloway Couture, is on its last legs.  Rose proposes a reality TV show, ala Real World, with her sisters, their boyfriends and Loren’s brother, as a way to do some damage control, repair their images and revive her clothing company.  [Read more…]

Review: Crossroads by Moira Rogers

crossroadsReviewed by Jen

Southern Arcana, where have you been all my life?  I loved this book.  It was sexy. It was angsty. It was sad… and frustrating… and… I have so many feelings now that it’s over.  This is great PNR.  The romance is emotional and complicated, and the external conflict is compelling and believable as an obstacle to happiness.  I suppose I should back up. [Read more…]

Review: Spiraling by Rachel Cross

spiralingReviewed by Janell

In this contemporary, Amy is a former competitive ice skater who currently skates as a princess in a traveling ice show. Shane is a former boy band member and current actor. He’s tired of being typecast and wants to audition for a gritty drama, playing the part of a hockey player. Since he doesn’t know how to ice skate, Shane takes private lessons from Amy.

Shane likes women. The book begins with him deep inside one, actually, although he doesn’t know her name. He doesn’t do relationships or fidelity, he just does women. [Read more…]

Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

romancing the dukeReviewed by Jen

I loved this book! Generally speaking, I enjoy every story I read from Tessa Dare, but this is definitely one of my favorites!  It has a wonderfully tortured, scarred, blind hero –and a resourceful, funny, and unattractive heroine.  It made me laugh. It made my pulse pound.  And it even made me a little bit misty. [Read more…]

Review: Deeper by Robin York

deeperReviewed by Carrie

Robin York is the pen name for contemporary romance writer Ruthie Knox.  I love, love, love Knox’s contemporary romances because she so adeptly manages to inject the real messiness that is life into her stories.  Her characters are so rich and multi-dimensional, it’s nearly impossible not to relate to them on some level.  When the opportunity to review her foray into New Adult came, I happily accepted trusting that I would get a great story.  I wasn’t wrong. [Read more…]

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

up from the graveReviewed by Jen

I can’t imagine that any fan of the Night Huntress series is going to be disappointed by this series finale.  Up From the Grave is jam-packed with everything fans could want from a farewell.  All the main characters are back and have a hand in the story.  All the loose ends are tied up.  It’s a fast-paced, action packed story with at least one shocking twist.  The love between Cat and Bones is deep and abiding.  And the ending provides the kind of happily ever after that wraps up everything in a nice shiny bow. [Read more…]