Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

     Author: Ilona Andrews

     Publisher: Avon

     Rating: 5 stars

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     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

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Les fait accomplis

     Author: Anna Martin

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4 stars

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     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Adam Hemlock rules the elite New Harbor Academy. With his mother in Paris, he throws hedonistic, alcohol- and drug-fueled parties for his equally rich, desperately bored classmates. How’s a guy who lives life to the extreme to stay entertained? Take on a challenge, of course, and hope the exhilaration of the play-by-play fallout chases away the indifference. At the big pre-senior-year bash, Adam’s offered a dare—seduce the new kid. Adam initially laughs off the idea but changes his mind when he sees Jared.

Jared Rawell has spent the past two years at a Texas military school, where his father sent him to “pray away the gay.” He sees the academy in more liberal Washington as a chance to start over and achieve the grades he needs to get into an Ivy League school. When a beautiful but terrifying girl offers Jared a deal—don’t sleep with Adam Hemlock and she’ll help Jared get through senior year—he sees no reason to say no. But nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Blood Heat

     Author: Dale Chase

     Publisher: Wilde City Press

     Rating: 3 stars

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     Type: Standalone Short

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: The last person cattle drover Tad Albright expects to see in a Cheyenne, Wyoming saloon is Clay Hecker, the lover he shot, and believed killed, twelve years before. While welcoming the knowledge that he’s no murderer, Tad doesn’t welcome the man whose betrayal prompted the shooting. As past mixes with present, passion ignites, but sex isn’t the cure-all it once was. Tempers flare, a fistfight ensues as they attempt to resolve a past that seems beyond resolution. Love does have a chance, but it’s no longer the stuff of youth. Can these men accept a healed-over wounded kind?

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Vixen’s Valor (North Pole City Tales #3)

     Author: Charlie Cochet

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 3.5 stars

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     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.

All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.

Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.

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The Mistletoe Effect

     Author: Melissa Cutler

     Publisher: St Martin’s Press

     Rating: 4.5 stars

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     Type: Standalone

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Blurb:  It’ll be a Christmas to remember when hotel heiress Carina Briscoe falls for cowboy James Decker, the bad boy stable manager of her family’s Texas resort, after they’re roped into pretending marriage. The marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Still, with a little help from the heroine’s interfering family, they might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all: true love.

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Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats #2)

     Author: Piper Vaughn

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4.5 stars

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     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.

Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred.

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Two Steps Back

     Author: Lyn Gala

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 stars

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     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  The poor economy has forced Dallin to return to prostitution to avoid homelessness, but when his old pimp hooks him up with a wealthy Dom, Dallin figures it’s too good to be true. William is older, wealthy, experienced, and a complete dominant. He’s the sort of man who can go to a club and pick up a dozen subs, and yet he wants to hire Dallin.

William knows how to succeed in finance and the bedroom, but trying to keep a relationship going is a far more difficult proposition. Instead of dealing with the messy reality of the club scene or dating, he decides to hire a sub. While William would like to have a long-term relationship develop, he’s not expecting anything. However the longer he plays with Dallin, the more he realizes that he wants more.

Dallin is willing to give his body to William—he enjoys the bondage, the games and ropes and toys. He’s more wary about trusting William with his heart. William is a master of domination, but for Dallin he wants to learn to love. Continue reading Two Steps Back

Air and Earth

     Author: Rowan McAllister

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 3.5 stars

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     Type: Standalone

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Blurb:  When absent-minded video game developer Jay Thurson impulsively follows his intuition westward, he never expects his rideshare to turn out to be a gun-toting madman. In an act of desperation, Jay turns to the gift he’s long neglected and feared for help and leaps from the moving car on a dark and deserted back country road.

Running for his life leads him to the doorstep of Adam Grauwacke, a roadside nursery owner and sometime vegetable farmer, whose affinity for the earth goes far beyond having a green thumb. Adam’s world is ordered and predictable, dependable and safe, but despite having his dream farm and business, he’s always felt something’s missing. When he welcomes Jay into his home, life seems to click for both men, and together they explore their gifts and their attraction.

But harmony has no value if it is easily won, and a crazed gunman and volatile ex might be their end if Jay and Adam can’t learn to trust the strength of their bond.

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Present Tense (Parker & Coe #2)

     Author: Alana Matthews

     Publisher: Braun Haus Media

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Purchased by Reviewer

Blurb: When Zach Parker and Kelsey Coe go into the bounty hunting business together, Kelsey handles her first solo gig–a simple babysitting job transporting a bail-jumping con man from Houston to L.A.

But to Kelsey’s surprise, this particular con man has ties to her past–and a very deadly target on his back. Before she knows it, she’s stranded in the forest with a man who may or may not be a friend, and a gang of very unhappy mercenaries on her tail.

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Interview and Black Friday Giveaway with Jennifer Estep

It’s Black Friday & we’ve got free books!

We’ve got two copies of the book from the publisher on standby for delivery to the first two, lucky commenters that get this answer right: What is the title of the book Fletcher is reading when he’s killed in the Pork Pit. Later, Gin has it framed and hangs it over the cash register, blood stains and all. Remember?

image001Filled with death-defying feats and sweeping emotions, Estep’s 12th Elemental Assassin contemporary paranormal (after Poison Promise) is one of the strongest to date.”— Publishers Weekly

 “Estep’s outstanding skill and talent have made sure this series remains one of the absolute best in the genre. Utterly gripping!”— RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Hot

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Blurb for Black Widow: Jennifer Estep is back with BLACK WIDOW – out November 25, 2014! Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Let me know if you are interested in featuring.

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread, Widow’s Web, Deadly Sting, Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, and Black Widow, along with the e-shorts Thread of Death, Parlor Tricks, and Kiss of Venom, are the other titles in her red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Jennifer is also the author of the Black Blade and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series. For more on Jennifer and her books, visit JenniferEstep.com and @Jennifer_Estep.

Interview:

1. I’ve read that you plot, write, then come back fresh and fix. Have you ever changed the fate of someone in one if those edits? Saved a character you’d previously killed off? Continue reading Interview and Black Friday Giveaway with Jennifer Estep

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