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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vivi Anna Self Published - eBook
April 2013
Paranormal Romance

Makayla Bradley works for Hot Gossip, a Calgary entertainment magazine. The Toronto International Film Festival is her first major assignment and when she spots an amazingly handsome man across a crowded room, she can't help herself, she tries to get his attention and instead humiliates herself in front of him.

Twice now Makayla has felt slighted by Jonathan Devane, a man that while successful and ruthless, likes to keep his life private. Makayla means business this time, she will not let any man take advantage of her again, so she is determined to get the dirt on Jonathan, making sure the public knows just what kind of man he really is.

THE VAMPIRE AFFAIR, Part 1 is a paranormal romance novella. I found Jonathan and Makayla to be great characters but are they perfect for each other? That remains to be seen. Secondary characters are hilarious, I found myself laughing, and cheering the characters on. I don't know what was sexier, the super hot scenes between Jonathan and Makayla, or the quick flashes of fangs. Ms. Anna has a winner on her hands. I can't wait for part 2.

Reviewed by Gloria Gehres
Rated: 4 1/2

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Release by Beth Kery

Beth Kery
Berkley Sensation
April 2013 (Re-Release)

Beth Kery takes readers on a sensual, suspenseful journey in the erotic novel, RELEASE.  Upon the fiery destruction of her home, Genny makes use of a penthouse apartment she co-owns with her deceased husband’s former business partner, but arriving at the apartment forces her to face memories she’s tried to ignore for three years.  Sean has waited a long time for the opportunity to not only speak to Genny again about the forbidden night he shared with her and her husband, but also to make amends for not being able to comfort her following Max’s death.  Haunted by the horrible and delicious memories of her interlude with Sean, Genny is horrified when she discovers that she and Sean are snowed in together because of the weather – there is no way she won’t be able to resist the pull of the past and her attraction towards Sean.  At first, it seems as though the fire at Genny’s home was a tragic accident, but when a quick series of additional incidents take place, Sean recognizes that someone is out to get something from Genny, but whatever it is, she is in grave danger.

Scorching hot, RELEASE has a little bit of everything – suspense, romance, kink, and sexy characters that keep you hooked and reading late into the night.  Genny and Sean are R-E-D-H-O-T, and because RELEASE is written in a combination of flashbacks and current events, Genny’s deceased husband has a more active role than one would typically expect of such a character.  The plot was atypical of a suspenseful erotic novel, and the final outcome is unexpected.  I really found RELEASE to be an original and engaging novel, and while this is my first Beth Kery novel, it won’t be my last!

Reviewed by Angela Etheridge
Rating:  4

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jillian Hunter's Latest Boscastle Affairs novel, THE MISTRESS MEMOIRS

A Boscastle Affairs Novel
Jillian Hunter
Signet Select
ISBN 978-0-451-41532-5
Historical Romance 

Governess Kate Walcott is accosted in the garden by a man mistaking her for her employer, Georgette Lawson, a famous courtesan recently taking up with a new protector. It is Sir Colin Boscastle and he is well-known to Kate from the memoirs she is writing for the charming if illiterate Georgette. The courtesan names Colin as her first love and lover whose sexual prowess was never matched by any of her future lovers. Thirteen years after abandoning Georgette to go in search of his father's murderer, he has returned to warn her of the perfidy of her new protector as well as determining if their relationship is salvageable--as well as spy upon Georgette's new protector, the man involved in his father's murder. But it is not Georgette who ignites passion within him, but surprisingly, the virginal but capable Kate. While Georgette's new lover is away from the manor, Colin steps up as protector to the family when the villagers decide to rid themselves of their new, infamous and immoral resident. As Colin involves himself with the irresistible family, he finds Kate even more irresistible, and vows to make her his. But, Kate wonders, will he abandon her as he did his first lover, or will he want her forever?

With THE MISTRESS MEMOIRS, Jillian Hunter pens another winner with this thirteenth entry in the Boscastle Affairs series. Humor, witty dialogue, suspense, sizzling sensuality and well-crafted characters add together to make THE MISTRESS MEMOIRS a fun, sparkling, and most entertaining read.

Reviewed by Debora Hosey

Monday, April 01, 2013

Emma Wildes's latest: A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR

A Whispers of Scandal Novel
Emma Wildes
Signet Eclipse
ISBN 0-451-23958-7
March 2013
Historical Romance

Lady Angelina DeBrooke, dubbed the Dark Angel by the ton, visits Benjamin Wallace, Lord Heathton. During the late War, Benjamin engaged in espionage for the Crown, and has a reputation for solving problems. The twenty-four year old Angelina has been widowed twice--both arranged marriages to men she did not love--the first husband having died of a stomach 'ailment.' When husband #2 died of the same condition, she was put on trial for murder, but acquitted from lack of evidence.  Shunned by Society, with only one true friend, she has made her own life and has been content living out of the limelight until recently--she has fallen deeply in love. Knowing that she did not kill her husbands, she wants Lord Heathton to find the culprit so she can marry her heart's desire without fear that some evil will befall him. Heathton reluctantly takes up the matter, sensing his old nemesis at work, the villain who sought to destroy his wife's cousin's reputation by having her kidnapped and imprisoned with a rake. (See book one, RUINED BY MOONLIGHT) Now it appears that the villain has also resorted to murder...with his wife Alicia assisting him, Heathton is determined to give Lady DeBrooke her happily ever after while trying to keep Alicia safe as well.

A MOST IMPROPER RUMOR is a worthy second entry in Emma Wildes's intriguing, sensual and well-written Whispers of Scandal series. The Villain discovered in RUINED BY MOONLIGHT continues to to spread his/her evil in this second book in the series...Angelina is an intriguing character shunned by Society and in desperate need of Benjamin's help. Though Lady Debrooke and her handsome and intelligent Christopher are quite beguiling, it is Benjamin and Alicia who steal the show and win the Most Intriguing and Fascinating Married Couple Award. Their marital relationship continues to develop most satisfactorily...

Reviewed by Debora Hosey