Category: Reviews

Lightning Reviews: Yay or Nay

Posted November 7, 2007 by Holly in Discussions, Reviews | 10 Comments

How do you feel about lightning reviews? I have a ton of reviews to do. I haven’t been reading as much as I normally do, but I have been reading. And yet, you haven’t seen any reviews from me, have you? That’s because I don’t have time right now to review. I’m swamped with work, kids, life, blah blah blah.

So I’ve been thinking about doing lightning reviews. Just a quick post with three of four books and what I thought of them. But then I kind of feel guilty, like maybe I’m giving the authors and their stories the shaft. Some of these books are really good, you know? And the ones that aren’t? Well, I think they deserve a full length post about why they didn’t work. But then I’m back to having no time again.

What do you think? Would you rather see lightning reviews or no reviews at all? Or should I just keep them saved for when I do have time? No preference at all? How about a lightning review with a note that says, “If you want to know more, ask” or something like that….

…inquiring minds want to know.

All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann

Posted November 6, 2007 by Casee in Reviews | 4 Comments

Book description:

It’s Christmastime in Boston, and this year the silver bells will be wedding bells as FBI agent Jules Cassidy ties the knot with the man of his dreams, Hollywood heartthrob Robin Chadwick.

The pair plan a quiet, intimate ceremony, to be witnessed by family and close friends from the FBI, SEAL Team Sixteen, and Troubleshooters, Incorporated, including Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke. But the holiday season brings more to the happy couple than they expect.

A waterfall coming through their kitchen ceiling, a bat colony in the attic, old family tensions . . . even an international incident can’t dampen their spirits. But add to that a parade of unexpected guests, including a reporter looking for a scoop, an ex-lover hell-bent on causing trouble, and a dangerous stalker, and suddenly the wedding is poised to unravel in chaos.

But nothing will stop Jules and Robin from getting their happy ending, because along with a guest list featuring the most elite counterterrorism force in the world, they have their own secret weapon–true love.

Before I begin my review, I’m going to answer the question that everyone wants to know. Did Jules cry? The answer to that is a big.fat.YES. Dude. What is with Suz and these crying heroes? Men do not have to show their softer side by crying. Geez.

I have been a long time fan of Jules Cassidy. How can you not love Jules? I want a BFF like Jules. That said, I really wasn’t feeling him in this book. I felt like it was more Suz’s voice coming through the character of Jules. I know that Suz is a huge gay rights activist which I think it’s really admirable. Still, this book came across as preachy to me. Jules came across as a whiny crybaby. Not the Jules that I know and love.

So Robin and Jules are in lurve. They’re going to get married. I don’t know how I feel about that b/c I still don’t know how I feel about Robin. When I read Force of Nature, I was kind of hoping that Robin would die. Blasphemy? Maybe. But I was still withholding judgement just like Sam. Come on. The guy was so far in the closet that he didn’t even know he was in the closet. He was a raging alcoholic. He could only have sex when he was so drunk that he wouldn’t have to admit that he liked men more than women. Especially unforgivable is him hooking up with Jules’ ex, Adam. That’s just really, really, really effed up.

It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the book b/c I did. Revisiting Sam and Alyssa is always fun. I love reading about how their relationship has progressed over the last several books. Alyssa is pregnant, which is a huge deal considering how her sister died. Jones and Molly make an appearance, which I loved b/c I love those two. I enjoyed reading the secondary romance between Jules and Robin’s assistant, Dolphina Patel and Will Schroeder. I liked seeing that though Jules is almost perfect, he hasn’t quite made it to perfect. The guy has a major jealousy problem. He hated that about himself which was what made it “aww” instead of “ugh”.

Bottom line, there was too much shoved into one book. It was over the course of a month, but still…

There’s Will Schroeder who crashes a surprise engagement party and pretends to be an invited guest. While talking to Robin, he’s recording the conversation. A few days later, the story hits the National Voice (like the National Enquirer?) which takes everything Robin said out of context. The day after that, the recording shows up on How did that happen? Will’s computer got hacked. Yup. Hacked. I don’t buy it. The guy is a reported. Pul-lease. Tell me he didn’t have firewalls or whatever crap you have to make sure your shit doesn’t get hacked. Oh and at the party, he falls in love at first sight with Dolphina who obviously wants nothing to do with him after the story hits the media.

Jules is sent to Afghanistan and almost dies w/ Max. All the Team Sixteen wives arrive, along with Gina who is as terrified for Max as Robin is for Jules. Gina tells Robin that Jules made her promise that everyone would be there to support Robin if anything like this ever happened. We also find out that Gina is pregnant. Max tells Jules when it becomes apparent that they won’t make it out alive. Alas, they do make it out. How? Will has a friend who is the only person in Afghanistan that has internet access and sends Jules and Max’s location to Will who alerts Yashi (an Agent on Jules’ team) who then send in the Marines. Huh.

Though Jules and Robin sent an invitation to their wedding to the President and First Lady, they fully expected to receive their regrets. After all, they don’t want their wedding to become a political statement. Of course they RSVP will their thanks and that they will attend. That means that the Secret Service has to run all the guests, one of whom comes back red flagged. Yup, the man red flagged is none other than Jones. Will, being the report that he is, snoops through Dolphina’s files and sees that this Jones person has been flagged. He then does research and deuces that Jones is really Grady Morant, presumed dead. He doesn’t want to out him, however. He only wants his corroboration to right a book about it. In between all that, we find out Molly is also pregnant.

Is there something in the water?

While all this is going on, both Robin and Jules are receiving almost daily calls from Adam. They both don’t tell the other b/c they don’t to upset each other, but they soon both find out he’s been calling both of them. Jules goes all alpha on Adam and tells him that Robin is marrying him and he needs to stay out of their lives. Adam tells him that he’s being stalked and needs help. See, there’s this guy who thinks he’s a robot or alien or something. When the stalker leaves Adam a welcome home gift inside his house, Adam takes the next flight to Boston, leading the killer right to Robin and Jules’ door. At first I thought this was a person that was against gay marriage and wanted to kill Jules and Robin for even presuming to think they can actually marry. But no, he thought Adam was a robot. Jules and Sam, along with Cosmo and the rest of Team Sixteen come and save the day.

Jules and Robin do eventually get married after all this. That’s after Robin leaves the church b/c he forgot a gift he wanted to give Jules. He gets locked in the bathroom (old house, door knobs come off) and seriously digs a hole in the wall to get out. Meanwhile at the church, Jules is trying to stay calm but when he hears everyone is searching local bars, he loses it a little. Eventually he finds Robin and all is well.

As a whole, I did enjoy this story. Suz put in an Author’s Note at the end of the book saying that Robin demanded his HEA before she was ready to give it to him, which is how she ended up writing All Through The Night. I just thank God she did b/c I did not want to see Jules and Robin dragged out over 10 more books.

4 out of 5.

Side note: Suz has donated all of her earnings (advance, royalties and subrights) from this book to MassEquality’s Educational Fund. MassEquality is a group dedicated to preserving equal marriage rights in Massachusetts.

Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole

Posted November 5, 2007 by Casee in Reviews | 5 Comments

Book description:

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed — until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul — or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

I was highly impressed when I read Kresley Cole’s first paranormal, A Hunger Like No Other. The story of Lachlain and Emma was intriguing from page 1. The world that Kresley created pulled me in immediately and still hasn’t let me go. Wicked Deeds was the long awaited (for me) story of Bowen MacRieve and Mariketa the Awaited.

We first met Bowe in A Hunger Like No Other. Since losing his mate almost two centuries ago, the pain has still not left poor Bowe. It haunts him daily how his mate, Mariah, died. See, she was running away from him on the full moon. Even I know that you probably shouldn’t run away from a Lykae on a full moon, even if you are scared out of your freakin‘ mind. Hello common sense? Anyway, Bowen is obviously very tortured.

We follow Bowe’s tortured journey in No Rest for the Wicked. There, he is competing in the Hie for the chance to win Thane’s key. What is Thane’s key, you ask? Thane’s key is the key which will take Bowe back in time so he can save his mate. When he comes face to face with Mariketa the Awaited, he is disgusted. First by his reaction to her and second b/c she’s a witch. See, Bowe is a major witch hater. In No Rest for the Wicked, we learn that Bowen trapped Mariketa and several other creatures of the Lore in a cave. In return, Mari put a powerful curse on him which will not allow him to regenerate from his injuries. So he’s majorly effed up by the end of that book.

Wicked Deeds brings us back to the Hie, but from Mari and Bowe’s point of view. There is an instant and undeniable attraction between the two. Bowe hasn’t felt attraction for another woman since he lost Mariah and he is convinced that Mari has put an enchantment spell on him. Mari is determined to stay away from Bowen b/c he’s about 200 years older than her and he obviously disdains everything she stands for.

After Bowen loses the Hie, his cousin Lachlain finds him and takes him to his home so he can heal from his injuries. When Bowen insists that all Lachlain needs to do is bring Mariketa to him to remove the curse, he finds out that not only is Mariketa and the others still entombed, but that she’s mortal. If that news isn’t bad enough, he’s just about started a war b/c Mari’s coven wants her back and wants her back now.

The relationship between Bowen and Mari is truly unique. On one hand, Bowen finds his Instinct awakened and will do anything to protect Mari. He’s soon convinced that Mari is Mariah reincarnated (when I read No Rest for the Wicked, I thought that was the case). He wants her, but he hates what she is. He doesn’t trust magic or Mari’s use of it. Mari refuses to believe that she’s Bowen’s mate. Four years before, it was foretold that a male from the Lore would recognize her as his and claim her thus taking her away from the Coven. Since then, Mari has cloaked herself in fabric and magic, at the insistence of her Coven. Mari knows that she could never be with someone like Bowen. Someone that would smother her and not allow her to be who she is.

As Bowen and Mari grow closer, there are obvious forces trying to keep them apart. After a plane crash nearly kills her, Bowe has already realized that he will hold onto Mari with everything he has. She is is mate, reincarnated or not. When Mari finally recovers from her injuries (after several heartbreaking days), who shows up at the door? None other than Mariah. Though Bowen is torn between the two, Mari makes the decision for him and leaves through a mirror. Did I mention that she could walk through mirrors and her reflection would talk back to her?

It’s in this other dimension that Mari will practice her craft and finally fulfill her destiny. It doesn’t take her long to realize that her destiny lies with Bowen MacRieve.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd installment in the Immortals After Dark series. There were several new characters introduced, one of which will have his book come out sometime next year. I believe she has back-to-back full releases coming out in May ’08 and June ’08.

If you haven’t read this series, try it.

By the way, I hate the cover. It looks too cartoonish for me.

4.5 out of 5.

Three Reviews: Silk and Steel, To Kill a Mockingbird, When Strangers Marry

Posted November 5, 2007 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

First of all, my home computer is down. I have a lot more time so I’m finishing my books faster. Unfortunately it takes me a while to get on a computer and type out a review. So I’m giving you quickie reviews.

She could take his name,

Lady Kathryn Grayson is a gently bred noblewoman with a privileged future ahead of her..until her greedy uncle decides to steal her fortune by committing her to an insane asylum. Her only escape is to stow away in the carriage of Lucien Montaine, Marquess of Litchfield, who hears her story with disbelief and suspicion. Yet Kathryn’s instincts tell her Lord Litchfield is a man of honor-and her only salvation. Desperate to save herself, she attempts to seduce him and forces him into marriage.

But she couldn’t take his heart.

The moment Lucien encounters the ragged, hungry waif with the dignity of a queen, he fights against wanting her. Though captivated by her intellect, strong will, and beauty, he will never love the woman who has deceived him.

Or so he thought…

Though their battle of wills grows stronger every day, desire threatens to overpower his fury. Can this maddening woman who is now his bride melt his heart of steel? Or will her silken touch only strengthen his vow never to fall prey to the dangers of love?

This is a sequel to Nothing But Velvet.

Ok, I was enjoying this book until the end. What happens is Kathryn is accused of poisoning her uncle. Since he had her committed already, all fingers points towards Kathryn. She refuses to be sent back to the asylum so she runs away thinking she is doing everyone a favor.

She returns a year later. A year. I could understand a few days, weeks, but a year? And the only reason why she returned was so that the son she had with Lucien wouldn’t be denied his birthright. She plans on running away again. Lucien asks Kathryn not to leave.

What I don’t get is why he wasn’t all that mad. He was upset when he found out she lied (she told him she was a vicar’s daughter in the beginning of the book). He was upset when he found out she was sneaking out to learn about human anatomy with her doctor friend. Yet she’s missing for a year and he’s not that upset. I get he loves her and all but come on now.

Other than that, the book was all right. I enjoyed Nothing But Velvet more.

Grade: 3/5

At the age of eight, Scout Finch is an entrenched free-thinker. She can accept her father’s warning that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because mockingbirds harm no one and give great pleasure. The benefits said to be gained from going to school and keeping her temper elude her.

The place of this enchanting, intensely moving story is Maycomb, Alabama. The time is the Depression, but Scout and her brother, Jem, are seldom depressed. They have appalling gifts for entertaining themselves—appalling, that is, to almost everyone except their wise lawyer father, Atticus.

Atticus is a man of unfaltering good will and humor, and partly because of this, the children become involved in some disturbing adult mysteries: fascinating Boo Radley, who never leaves his house; the terrible temper of Mrs. Dubose down the street; the fine distinctions that make the Finch family “quality”; the forces that cause the people of Maycomb to show compassion in one crisis and unreasoning cruelty in another.

Also because Atticus is what he is, and because he lives where he does, he and his children are plunged into a conflict that indelibly marks their lives—and gives Scout some basis for thinking she knows just about as much about the world as she needs to.

This is one of my favorite books I read back in high school. All I can really say, is that I love it. I remember being misty eyed when the verdict came in for the Tom Robison case and when Scout finally got to see Boo Radley.

Grade 5/5

Kleypas has given Only in Your Arms, her first title for Avon, a makeover, and the resulting book boasts a tighter plot and richer characterizations. Set in New Orleans in the early 19th century, this atmospheric tale portrays the romance between Lysette Kersaint, a strong-willed Creole who is on the run from her abusive stepfather and an arranged marriage to a man she loathes, and Maximilien Vallerand, a notorious rake and widower who is rumored to have strangled his adulterous wife. Lysette finds protection in Maxs home, but she soon learns that he plans to use her as a pawn to exact revenge against her intended, Etienne Sagesse, his sworn enemy. The tension between the two quickly heats up, but before they can find happiness together, they must settle the mysteries of Maxs past. The romance between Max and Lysette is compelling, but what really sets this book apart is Kleypass ability to make the period come alive. With the ease of a skilled seamstress, Kleypas weaves in dozens of details, touching on everything from the political tensions between Mexico and the American territories to the cultural differences between Creoles and Americans. Kleypas doesnt shy away from developing her characters either. Max emerges as a tortured but admirable hero, and even secondary figures like Maxs mother and brothers take on a life of their own. (Aug.) Forecast: Kleypass fans will undoubtedly be eager to get their hands on this long-out-of-print gem, so expect strong sales. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

You know how you watch a movie and the acting is without feeling? That’s how some parts of this book is. Like it was going through the motions.

Not one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas books but still an ok read.

Grade 3.5/5

November New Releases

Posted November 4, 2007 by Casee in Reviews | 3 Comments

November 1st:

Ice Storm by Anne Stuart

Behind her mask is a deadly secret…

The powerful head of the covert mercenary organization The Committee, Isobel Lambert is a sleek, sophisticated professional who comes into contact with some of the most dangerous people in the world. But beneath Isobel’s cool exterior a ghost exists, haunting her with memories of another life…a life that ended long ago.

But Isobel’s past and present are about to collide when Serafin, mercenary, assassin and the most dangerous man in the world, makes a deal with The Committee. Seventeen years ago Isobel shot him and left him for dead. Now it looks as if he’s tracked her down for revenge. But Isobel knows all too well that looks can be deceiving…and that’s what she’s counting on to keep her cover in this international masquerade of murder.

Caine’s Reckoning by Sarah McCarty

Caine Allen is a hardened Texas Ranger, definitely not the marrying kind. But when he rescues a kidnapped woman and returns her to town, the preacher calls in a favor. One Caine’s honor won’t let him refuse.

From the moment he beds Desi, Caine knows turmoil will follow. Desi might have the face of a temptress, but she also has a will of iron and while she needs his protection, she’s determined that no man will control her again. They establish an uneasy bond, but it still isn’t enough for Caine. He wants all Desi has to offer. He wants her screams, her moans, her demands…everything. Yet there’s still a bounty on Desi’s head and keeping her satisfied is proving easier than keeping her alive.

Cut Throat by Sharon Sala

He killed her once…

Throat slashed and left for dead next to her murdered father, a thirteen-year-old girl vows to hunt down the man who did this to them—Solomon Tutuola. Now grown, bounty hunter Cat Dupree lets nothing— or no one—stand in the way of that deadly promise.
Not even her lover, Wilson McKay.

Their sexually charged encounters leave McKay wanting more, but Cat is determined to keep her distance. She doesn’t need a man making emotional demands, not now, when revenge is near.

Suspecting that Tutuola is still alive, despite witnessing the horrific explosion that should have killed him, Cat follows a dangerous money trail to Mexico, swearing not to return until she’s certain Tutuola is dead—even if it means destroying her very soul….

Payback by Jasmine Cresswell

For twenty-five years multimillionaire businessman Ron Raven played the loving husband and father— to two very different households. But when Ron disappears, his deception is revealed. Now it’s time for…PAYBACK.

The police assume bigamist and wealthy businessman Ron Raven paid the price of his crimes with his life—a conclusion his “second” family, the Fairfaxes, accepts. So when restaurateur Luke Savarini outrageously claims to have seen his former investor—in the flesh!—Kate Fairfax is furious.

When her anger cools, evidence leaves Kate facing the possibility that her father is still alive. With Luke’s help, Kate is willing to risk everything to find Ron Raven, if it means bringing him to justice, once and for all.

Highland Wedding by Hannah Howell

The vivid scar that spans Sir Iain MacLagan’s cheek is a daily reminder of the wife he lost-and of the enemy that still stalks him. Commanded by Scotland’s king to remarry in order to unite two powerful border clans, Iain reluctantly weds Islaen MacRoth, a woman whose delicate appearance belies a playful, seductive nature that proves dangerously attractive to a man who has vowed never to jeopardize his heart, or his loved ones, again.

Raised with eleven boisterous brothers, Islaen has little time for foolish romantic notions. Even so, she hoped for more than a forced marriage to a man who shares her bed, but not her life. Step by step, Islaen sets out to wear down Iain’s defenses. But can her ruggedly handsome husband learn to give her his love as freely as he bestows his passion?

November 6th

Creation in Death by J.D. Robb

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn’t save-and the killers she couldn’t capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged “The Groom”-because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims. When it turns out that the young brunette was employed by Eve’s billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him in on the case-a move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal. The victim was washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures. With the Groom’s monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, Eve knows that he has already grabbed his next victim. Time is running out on another woman’s life. And chances are he’s working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career-abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.

Into Thin Air by Cindy Miles

A twelfth-century warrior-turned-Guardian Knight, Gawan of Conwyk is about to finally become mortal. But then he finds a beautiful woman by the side of the road near Castle Grimm-she is his soulmate, and it’s up to him to save her life.

Ellie doesn’t remember who she is or how she got to the north of England. Together they set out to solve the mystery of her almostdeath, but neither Ellie nor Gawan is prepared for the soul-searing passion they discover…

Atlantis Awakening (Book 2) by Alyssa Day

To rescue the world from an overwhelming evil, Poseidon’s warriors have risen from Atlantis. Chief among them is Ven, serving as the King’s Vengeance by birthright and by battle challenge. None can conquer him-except perhaps for one human female.

November 27th

Come as You Are by Amy J. Fetzer

Captured, tortured, and nearly executed…just another day on the job for Logan Chambliss and Dragon One. Their mission: clean up a highly sensitive mess the CIA made in Venezuela involving the country’s marked vice president. Too bad the plan went belly up–then downhill with the appearance of a gutsy, gorgeous, take-it-or leave-it female Logan just happens to know intimately. And who should be dead…

Tessa Carlyle should never have answered the phone. There she was, going native in Fiji for her job as a National Geographic location scout when a voice from her past crashes her perfect life. Threatened with blackmail, her only choice is to help a man she despises–to help a man she never forgot. But her unlikely resurrection puts her directly in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer…

From the rain forests of Venezuela to the streets of Caracas, Logan and Tessa will have to negotiate a twisted trail of deceit and betrayal. At stake is the fate of two nations and a deadly threat that could kill millions…

The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair

In this steamy, suspenseful new novel from RITA Award–winning author Linnea Sinclair, a dangerously sexy space commander and an irresistibly earthy Florida police detective pair up to save the civilized galaxy . . . but can they save themselves from each other?Bahia Vista homicide detective Theo Petrakos thought he’d seen it all. Then a mummified corpse and a room full of futuristic hardware sends Guardian Force commander Jorie Mikkalah into his life. Before the night’s through, he’s become her unofficial partner—and official prisoner—in a race to save the earth. And that’s only the start of his troubles.Jorie’s mission is to stop a deadly infestation of biomechanical organisms from using Earth as its breeding ground. If she succeeds, she could save a world and win a captaincy. But she’ll need Theo’s help, even if their unlikely partnership does threaten to set off an intergalactic incident. Because if she fails, she’ll lose not just a planet and a promotion, but a man who’s become far more important to her than she cares to admit.

Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart. . . .

Redeemed in Darkness (Paladins) by Alexis Morgan

A fiercely beautiful female leader from the Other world, Lusahn q’Arc can’t forget the Paladin warrior she met in battle — his chiseled body and piercing, thoughtful eyes still haunt her dreams. While investigating the smuggling of the mysterious blue stones used to light her shadowy world, Lusahn receives word that her missing brother, Barak, is alive — and working with the Paladins. Although angry at his betrayal, she arranges to meet him. But at the appointed time it is not Barak who arrives, but Cullen Finley — the enemy warrior who torments her memory.

Intense attraction immediately burns between Lusahn and Cullen despite their rival loyalties, and they can’t help surrendering to passion. Their time together is limited, though, for soon Cullen must return to his own world — with or without Lusahn. But when carefully laid plans go awry, together they must fight to keep their forbidden romance a secret — and keep each other alive.

Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

In the small village of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends who share the same birthday sneak off into the woods for a sleepover the evening before turning 10. But a night of pre-pubescent celebration turns into a night of horror as their blood brother oath unleashes a three-hundred year curse.
Twenty-one years later, Cal Hawkins and his friends have seen their town plagued by a week of unexplainable evil events two more times – every seven years. With the clock winding down on the third set of seven years, someone else has taken an interest in the town’s folklore. Quinn is a well known scholar of local legends, and despite Cal’s protests, insists on delving in the mystery. But when the first signs of evil appear months early, it’s not only the town Cal tries to protect, but also his heart.
Her Secret Fantasy by Gaelen Foley

In an encore to the Knight family series, the Spice Trilogy features three exciting new Knight cousins who will be arriving in Regency London from India under the British Raj. Fearless cavalry officers Gabriel and Derek Knight and their gorgeous sister Georgiana are an adventuresome, exotic trio. Don’t miss out on the fun as they arrive to knock some of the stuffing out of the stuffy London ton. Georgie, the youngest, is tempted to follow in the footsteps of her scandalous aunt, the Duchess Georgiana Hawkscliffe (aka the Hawkscliffe Harlot), and as for the guys, word soon spreads among the ladies of Society that these stunningly handsome, deadly soldiers also happen to be masters of the Kama Sutra…

So what relase(s) are you all looking forward to this month?