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Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

     Author: Ilona Andrews

     Publisher: Avon

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Avon and Amazon

     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.

Continue reading Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

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

Ghosts of Christmas Past (The Phoenix Institute Series #3.5)

81bAme4SJ2L._SL1500_Author: Corrina Lawson

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy links: Samhain & Amazon

Type: Novella in Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Christmas can be murder on a relationship that’s on the rocks.

The Phoenix Institute, Book 3.5

As Christmas approaches in crumbling Charlton City, Detective Aloysius James and his partner, Noir, are at a crossroads. Figuring out how to reconcile their careers with their relationship is harder than catching the bad guys.

Now that Noir has learned to control her invisibility and is making a name for herself among the city’s artist collective, Al senses there’s something she’s keeping from him. And he doesn’t know how long they can remain partners. Or even lovers.

Noir isn’t sure how Al would take it if he knew how deeply he has touched her artistic soul, or how he could react if he saw the secret drawings that have helped heal the wounds of her past.

When a murder lands them on opposite sides—Al ready to arrest a suspect Noir insists in innocent—they’re going to need to unwrap all the ghosts of their pasts to make this Christmas the first of many. Or it could be their last.

Warning: Contains explicit, desperate make-up sex. Also, pie.

Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Past (The Phoenix Institute Series #3.5)

Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)

blackwidowAuthor: Jennifer Estep

Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books

Rating: 5 stars

Buy links: Author Page

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: 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.

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. Continue reading Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12)

Dancing at Midnight (The Thorndyke Trilogy#2)

lc_dancing_at_midnightAuthor: Lynne Connolly

Publisher: Loose Id

Rating: 4 stars

Buy links: LId and Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb: Kristen Lowe has one last chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. But on her way to the audition, she’s trapped in a snowstorm and takes shelter at a house on the road. The owner, Nathan Beaumont, runs Maskerade, a nightclub specializing in dance but he doesn’t tell Kristin that. The two spend a passionate night together and then part ways, not expecting to see each other again.

When fate brings them back together, Kristen finds herself with a new dance partner, and a new lover. But being the owner of Maskerade isn’t the only secret Nathan has been keeping from her. He’s dragon shape-shifter. With his powerful enemies closing in on them, it won’t be long until she finds out. Continue reading Dancing at Midnight (The Thorndyke Trilogy#2)

Luminous: Phoenix Institute (The Phoenix Institute Series)

Luminous72lg (1)Author: Corrina Lawson

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 5 stars

Buy links: Samhain & Amazon

Type: Novella in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb: He thinks he’s seen everything…until he encounters a woman he can’t see at all.

Phoenix Institute, Book 2

As a teen, Lucy left home to gain the independence to pursue her dreams. When a renegade scientist captured and used her as a guinea pig, she escaped, but not unscathed. Rendered permanently invisible and with little memory of her previous life, she has transformed herself into Noir, a rogue crime fighter with one goal: find and stop her tormentor from harming anyone else.

Police Lieutenant Aloysius James thought he’d seen it all in the crumbling and corrupt Charlton City, but a brutal bank robbery committed by a monster has left him feeling he’s out of his depth. One man is missing from the scene and if he isn’t found soon, Al fears he’ll be as dead as the rest.

Al is unprepared for the one woman with the key to solving the case—Noir, who seems equally surprised he doesn’t find her unique ability repulsive.

Together they go out into the night, joining forces to track the monster down. They never expected their desperate alliance would generate a force of a different kind. Attraction…and desire.

Warning: This book contains sex without sight, requiring the characters to do everything—yes, everything—by touch alone. Continue reading Luminous: Phoenix Institute (The Phoenix Institute Series)

Americana Fairy Tale (Fairy Tales of the Open Road #1)

     Author: Lex Chase

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: DSP  and Amazon 

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Modern fairy-tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: he’s a guy. Two: his perfect brother Atticus is the reincarnation of Snow White. Three: Taylor has no idea which princess he is supposed to be. Four: Taylor just left his prince (a girl) at the altar. Despite his enchanted lineage, Taylor is desperate to find his Happily Ever After away from magic, witches, and stuffy traditions. Regrettably, destiny has other plans for him. Dammit.

When word reaches Taylor that Idi the Witchking has captured Atticus, Taylor is determined to save his brother. He enlists the help of rakish and insufferable Corentin Devereaux, likewise of enchanted lineage. A malicious spell sends Taylor and Corentin on a road trip through the kitschy nostalgia of roadside Americana. To save Atticus, they must solve the puzzles put forth by Idi the Witchking. As they struggle, Taylor and Corentin’s volatile partnership sparks a flash of something more. But princesses have many enemies, and Taylor must keep his wits about him because there’s nothing worse than losing your heart… or your head. Continue reading Americana Fairy Tale (Fairy Tales of the Open Road #1)

Poison Promise (Elemental Assasin #11)

     Author: Jennifer Estep

     Publisher: Pocket Books

     Rating: 4.5 stars

     Buy Links: Simon&Schuster and                                         Amazon 

     Type: Novel from Ongoing Series

     Purchased by reviewer

 

Blurb:  In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues “one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market” (Fresh Fiction).

Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.

There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight… Continue reading Poison Promise (Elemental Assasin #11)