Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

★★★ 3.5 Stars

 This book was good, but didn't make me long to come back and read. The characters were interesting and I liked them together. Some of the choices the author made, had me thinking "why would she do this?" but in the end I guess it kinda make sense... I just felt it made parts of the story awkward for me. I found both Jessica and Dain to be strong and independent, which was good. On the flip side of that though, I didn't feel the chemistry between them that I look for in my books.  This was the first time I have read this author. I may give her another chance as I have heard wonderful things about her.  

Here's the blurb:

DETERMINED LADY 

Tough-minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Dain's reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction ... 

LORD OF SCOUNDRELS 

Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him ... and then forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place --- and in some amorous position, And if that means marriage, so be it! --- though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof ... and steel his heart to the sensuous, headstrong lady's considerable charms

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Swept Through Time - 7 Bestselling Time Travel Treasures!






















This looks like a great set of books! I quite enjoy time travel stories, the hero/heroine having to deal with things they are just not accustomed to or equipped for. It can have some wonderfully amusing and/or tense moments.  I read through the blurbs of these books.. and there are definitely some keywords that got me to pre-order this box set: Soulmates, highlanders and the Fae. A bounty hunting heroine, and a medieval prince, not to mention doing research that gets you sent back to those events, and a medieval ring that transports you through time!  Throw in some romance and for me.. it doesn't get much better! 

7 Books for 0.99! Here's the links to purchase your set:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Kobo
B&N
iBOOKS US


Here's the Blurbs:

 BRIDGE OVER TIME 
by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Brenda Hiatt



A switch in time! Busy socialite Kathryn Monroe visits her parents in South Carolina only to find herself unexpectedly transported to 1825. Forced to step into the shoes of a near identical ancestress, she is desperate to get back -- until she falls for the very man her counterpart most wanted to avoid.

Catherine Prescott wants nothing more than freedom--from rules and from the prospect of an unwanted marriage. When she abruptly finds herself in 2013, it seems all of her dreams have come true, especially when she finds her soulmate in a man her counterpart never cared for.

 ~BRIDGE OVER TIME~ by Brenda Hiatt "This is one of the best time travel romances that has been written in ages." ~Affaire de Coeur

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 DEFIANT SURRENDER by bestselling author Tamara Gill


Londoner Maddie St. Clair discovers a medieval ring that throws her back to 1102 Cumberland and into the life of heiress Lady Madeline Vincent a woman about to married by Kings decree to Baron, Lord William Dowell.

Their marriage does not start well, but when Madeline's life is threatened, William's loyalty to his kin is tested by the astonishing desire that flares between them. Not to mention the love that Madeline ignites that would last an eternity. If fate will allow.

~DEFIANT SURRENDER~ by Tamara Gill "A shimmering romance filled with threat and desire that defies time and place." ~USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans
                                                           
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HIGHLAND SORCERER by Clover Autrey


Charity Greves has the gift of healing. So when a naked bleeding Highlander materializes out of the air into her kitchen, she does what any rational free-thinking herbalist under the same circumstances would do--she heals him. She didn't expect to be drawn back to the 13th Century where a dangerous whacked-out witch holds the handsome Highlander captive. Nor is she prepared to be drawn so strongly to him that she'll do whatever it takes to save him.

Imprisoned by the witch, Toren Limont the High Sorcerer and Protector of the Fae's magic, uses the last of his magical reserves to go forward in time and find a healer the witch doesn't have any influence over. He merely seeks the small respite a healing can give him in order to continue to withstand the witch's tortures long enough for his clan and siblings to flee.

Until Charity falls with him through time as either his salvation or his entire clan's
downfall. 

~HIGHLAND SORCERER~ by Clover Autrey "This book was just wonderful. Engaging characters; an excellent plot. You will not regret this purchase. A must read!" ~Amazon reviewer
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RIDGEWAY by Louise Clark

When Jaclyn Sinclair researches the Fenian Invasion of 1866, a little known incident in US and Canadian history, strange things start happening, until she is flung back in time to the day the invasion began. Taken prisoner, she is questioned by Sean O'Dell, one of the invading Fenians. Now she's stuck in 1866, in the middle of a historical event she knows far too much about, being interrogated by one of the most gorgeous men she's ever met.
Uh-oh.

~RIDGEWAY~ by Louise Clark "Trapped in the past. Entangled in a crisis she knows too much about. Captured by the most gorgeous man she's ever met. Uh-oh."
                                                       
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 THE TARTAN MP3 PLAYER by bestselling & award winning author C.A. Szarek


Claire McGowan gets sucked into 1672, naked and scared. Duncan MacLeod rescues her only to realize she's the key to finding his brother who was kidnapped by the Fae. Can they work together and both get what they want? Will sudden passion for each other change their goals?









~THE TARTAN MP3 PLAYER~ by C.A. Szarek "I love time travel romances. C.A. Szarek's new story was short, sweet and sexy, and just what I needed on a lazy Saturday afternoon." ~The Book Tart


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A TUMBLE THROUGH TIME by USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton


A jilted bounty hunter lands in the year 1870 three weeks before an interview vital to her law enforcement career. A Kansas marshal wages a daily battle with Civil War memories, but now has to deal with a strange woman who dropped out of nowhere at the same time townspeople are turning up dead.









~A TUMBLE THROUGH TIME~ by USA Today Best Selling Author, Callie Hutton "The romance made my heart pitter-patter. And I was despairing over the ending of the story when the author found a unique solution to the time travel situation. I really enjoyed this book and recommend you give it a read, too." ~Journey Of A Bookseller


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SMOOCH by Laura Marie Altom

Once upon a time in the not so distant future . . .
There was a beautiful scientist determined to capture her every dream. Money. Fame. And most importantly-finally earning her father's respect. All Lucy Gordon must do is discover a new frog species. Then, miraculously, that frog finds her. Consumed with joy, she kisses the little guy. And... Poof! By magic, her frog is replaced by a wholly naked, wholly medieval, bad-boy prince claiming she's saved him from an amphibian eternity. But Lucy doesn't want a prince. She wants her frog-her dreams. At least until the prince returns her kiss with spellbinding intensity.

~SMOOCH~ by Laura Marie Altom "Altom has created the funniest and most clever and outlandish frog prince yet in this witty, innovative twist on a classic fairy tale" ~Booklist (Starred Review)

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Fire Rising by Donna Grant

★★★★  4.5 Stars 

This is the second full length book in the Dark Kings series, and (as I said before..) while I know that I should really go back and read the Warrior and Dark Sword books before I continue the series...  after reading the novellas and the first story.. I just love these Dragon Kings way too much!!! This book was really good. I deducted .5 of a star because I had wished more for Sammi. Her character wasn't as interesting as I was expecting her to be. She seemed too normal, nothing really special.. other than she's not attracted to the Dark Fae.. but.. why?? that made me wish there was going to be a reason.. maybe it will get explained in the next few books.  Tristan was good.. and I felt my lack of reading the previous warrior books.. a lot more in this book,  due to the fact that Tristan was one...  that said it was still a fun read and I am really looking forward to the next book.. don't want to spoil anything.. but I can't believe they just left her there!! Oh and I LOVE Balladyn! I know he's a Dark.. but I just really want him to have a story and perhaps get turned back to Light???  He's just got loads of potential I think!

Here's the blurb:

Tristan, the newest Dragon King, is having a tough time fitting in. Despite his ability to transform into a proud, strong dragon at will, no one knows where he came from or how he became a Dragon King, including himself. When trouble arises in the form of the mob, Tristan is going to have to put aside his questions and band with the other Dragon Kings to protect Dreagan. As if things weren’t complicated enough, he is about to find something worth fighting for more important than the Dragon Kings…

Sammie Miller, pub owner in Oban, has been scorned by her business partner—and former lover. Used as a front for money laundering with the mob, Sammie is in great danger once she realizes what has happened. Barely escaping, she plans to rest at Dreagan for only a day before going back on the run. When Tristan swears to protect her, Sammie thinks his efforts will be in vain—the mob is too powerful, and it will take more than the average man’s devotion to keep her safe. But the closer she gets to Tristan, and the more he learns his secrets, Sammie can’t deny that having a Dragon King who worships you, body and soul, isn’t such a bad thing…



Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn

★★★★★ I forgot how funny Julia Quinn is! I laughed out loud often!  This book was super fun to read. I love the Smythe- Smith girls, but Iris with her sarcasm and bold statements has always been my favourite! Richard was an interesting character..and I loved trying to figure out his secret. This is the fourth book in the Smythe-Smith Quartet, and I am kinda sad it's over. Hopefully, we'll catch glimpses of them in other stories! I really hope Frances is ok...  perhaps she'll get her own story one day?

Here's The Blurb:

Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second—or third—look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.