Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard

Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc Series book 4)

ISBN: 978-1439153604

Publisher:  Pocket Books

Bold, blond Defense Intelligence officer B. J. Chase isn’t exactly thrilled when she’s summoned from personal leave to investigate an alarming national security breach—until the suspicious death of a government official blows her covert mission sky high.

Gorgeous Black Ops bad boy Raphael Mendoza always feared his family’s dark history would haunt him. But he never expected it might hold the key to dismantling a rogue weapons system. Now with cool B.J. Chase posing as his hot babe fiancée, he returns to his uncle in Colombia to convince him he can be trusted with the family’s dirtiest business secrets.

Carrying out a deception among ruthless killers brings Rafe and B.J. too close to ignore the heat between them. Now, they must work together as the closest of partners as the countdown to international catastrophe closes in.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard

Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc series book 3)

ISBN: 978-1416566755

Publisher:  Pocket Books

An indecent proposal . . .
When a high roller at the Vegas casino where Crystal Debrowski manages security makes a scandalous proposition, she flat-out refuses, especially given rumors of his shady overseas connections. But then counterfeit bills mysteriously flood the gaming tables, and her reputation—and her life—are on the line.

Reveals a simmering desire . . .
Despite his big, flirty grin, Texas heartbreaker Johnny Duane Reed can’t get sassy Crystal off his mind. When she asks him to help her defend herself from an international crime lord with a threatening obsession, he takes a leave from Black Ops, Inc., to pursue a dangerous mission of his own.

. . . With deadly consequences.
Between Crystal and Johnny burns a scorching flame, but as they trace her relentless stalker to a remote hideaway on the other side of the world, they uncover a malicious arms trafficking and slavery ring. Together, they must destroy the tyrant’s wicked enterprise or face his reign of terror themselves. . . .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stripped Bare by Lacey Thorn

Stripped Bare by Lacey Thorn (Bare Love series book 7)

ISBN: 9781419931529

Publisher:  Ellora's Cave

Stace needs help finding her missing sister. What she gets is Donavan Shepard. Shep is everything a woman could ever desire in a man and much, much more. Hell, he reminds her of a Viking; all she wants is to be ravished over and over again.

Shep wants to find a woman who he can bare all with, keeping nothing hidden. Stace seems to be the one. Can he help her find her sister and convince her to give them a chance? One taste of her lush flesh and he’ll do whatever he can to achieve both.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard

Take No Prisoners by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc series book 2)

ISBN: 978-1416566748

Publisher:  Pocket Books

A dangerous attraction . . .
Abbie Hughes no longer trusts men, but despite her cool indifference, her long legs and showgirl face still draw plenty of advances. Between working as a Vegas blackjack dealer, going to school, and keeping an eye on her younger brother, Cory, there’s no time for romance—until the night a sexy, mysterious stranger places a wager at her table.

Spurred by revenge . . .
Sam Lang left Black Ops, Inc. when tragedy struck his family. Although he’s determined to retire his M-16 rifle and K-bar knife to lead a quiet life on his ranch, a vengeful quest will send him on a dangerous manhunt for the ruthless international crime lord who murdered his sister.

. . . Reveals a savage threat they can’t ignore.
Though Sam suspects Abbie is in on a lucrative gem-smuggling deal her brother made with the enemy, their attraction is undeniable. Now Cory is missing, and together they search the wild backcountry of Honduras to find him. With evil on their trail and bearing down, they must trust each other completely or face certain death alone. . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James

Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James (Rough Riders series book 10)

ISBN: 978-1-60928-256-1

Publisher:  Samhain

Good girls can play rough too…

Jessie McKay has accepted her marriage to Luke McKay wasn’t perfect. After two years of widowhood, she’s ready to kick up her bootheels—until Luke’s younger brother shows up to spoil her fun. But if Brandt thinks she’ll ever take orders from another McKay male, he’s got manure for brains.

Brandt McKay has avoided his sweet, sexy sister-in-law ever since the night he confessed his feelings for her weren’t the brotherly type. Unexpectedly faced with proof of Luke’s infidelity, Brandt is forced to ask for Jessie’s help in taking care of Luke’s young son. Jessie agrees on one condition—she wants Brandt’s boots exclusively under her bed for the duration.

The sexual heat that’s always simmered between them ignites. Brandt is determined to make the temporary situation permanent, proving to Jessie he’s a one-woman man. And Jessie is shaken by feelings she’s sworn never to have again for any man…especially not a McKay.

Warning: Contains branding-iron-hot sex , the one McKay on earth who wants to be tamed, and a woman who’s decided tame is for nice girls who finish last.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Slow Ride by Lorelei James

Slow Ride by Lorelei James (Rough Riders series - free read)

ISBN: 978-1-60928-301-8

Publisher:  Samhain

Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own.

The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he's only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride's good side, he'd better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard

Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard (Black Ops Inc series book 1)

ISBN: 978-1416566724

Publisher:  Pocket Books

The sultry heat . . .
Only two things can compel journalist Jenna McMillan back to Buenos Aires after terrorists held her captive there just months before: a rare interview with a shadowy billionaire and the memory of the dark and dangerous man who saved her. . . .

Hides the deadliest threats . . .
Bad guys, bombs, and bullets are Gabriel Jones’s way of life. But he’ll never forget the brash redhead he rescued not so long ago . . . or the passionate kiss they shared before he sent her packing.

And exposes the deepest desires. . . .
Now, forced together by a bombing at the National Congress, Jenna and Gabe confront the urgent longings that simmer between them. But this surprise meeting is no coincidence. A ruthless enemy stalks them with deadly precision. The question is . . . if they make it out alive, will Gabe turn his back on Jenna . . . again?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh

Styx's Storm by Lora Leigh (Breeds series book 22)

ISBN: 0425237397  

Publisher: Berkley

When Storme Montague's father and brother are killed by the Breeds, her father's research is also destroyed - except for a crucial data chip that both the Council and the Breeds would kill to possess.  Betrayed to the Council, she is rescued by Styx, a Wolf Breed who is different from most other Breeds she has ever known.  Storme has something he wants too - but it's not a data chip.

There's never been a woman who bad boy Styx couldn't seduce. But can the charmer of the Wolf Breeds charm the enemy?

Or has the enemy come up with a plan of her own?  A plan that could destroy the tentative balance the Breeds have created in society and among their allies - and that may ultimately destroy them both...

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Promise by Brenda Joyce

The Promise by Brenda Joyce (The de Warenne Dynasty series)

ISBN: 978-0373774425

 Publisher:  HQN Books

After a record-breaking sail from China, Alexi de Warenne's moment of triumph quickly vanishes. At his welcoming party, his bewitching childhood friend Elysse O'Neill begins flirting with a shipmate, clearly punishing Alexi for his time at sea. But when Alexi finds Elysse desperately struggling in the man's arms, tragedy ensues. Within days, Alexi weds her to save her honor—and leaves her to forge a new life.

Elysse de Warenne rules the ton with her wit and grace, but the whispers of "abandoned bride" follow her ruthlessly. Elysse will never reveal the truth: that she hasn't seen her husband in six years—and that they didn't even consummate their marriage! When Alexi unexpectedly returns to England, Elysse will do whatever it takes to win his heart and claim her place at his side….

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (The Bevelstoke series book 3)

ISBN: 0061491896

Publisher:  Avon

Ten Things You Should Know About This Book
1 Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret.
2 Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind AND The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church.
3 Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything.
4 Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening.
5 Lord Newbury has decided that Annabel is the answer to all of his problems.
6 Annabel does not want to marry Lord Newbury, especially when she finds out he once romanced her grandmother.
7 is shocking, 8 is delicious, 9 is downright wicked, all of which leads the way to
10 Happily. Ever. After.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

McKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller

McKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller

ISBN: 978-0373774463

Publisher:  HQN Books

World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick finally got bested by an angry bull. His career over, his love life a mess, the lone maverick has nowhere to go when the hospital releases him. Except back home to Blue River and the Silver Spur ranch. But his overachieving brothers won’t allow this cowboy to brood in peace. They’ve even hired a nurse to speed along his recovery. Paige Remington’s bossy brand of TLC is driving him crazy. As is her beautiful face, sexy figure and silky black hair.

Paige has lost count of the times Austin has tried to fire her, but this determined nurse is not going anywhere until he’s healed, body and heart.

Austin’s brothers are laying bets that Paige’s place in his life just might become permanent.

Friday, September 17, 2010

McKettricks of Texas: Garrett by Linda Lael Miller

McKettricks of Texas: Garrett by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas series book 2)

ISBN: 978-0373774418

Publisher:  HQN Books

Fast track up the political ladder, fast cars, fast women—that’s Garrett McKettrick. Make that was. A scandal has brought him home to Blue River, a place where a man can slow down, take stock and plan his next move. Which doesn’t include staying at the family ranch with his brothers. A city boy for a long time now, Garrett doesn’t think he has the land in his blood anymore. But Blue River has other attractions, like his former high school nemesis, Julie Remington.

Now a striking woman and much-respected teacher, Julie comes complete with a precocious four-year-old cowboy, a three-legged beagle and deep ties to the community. Good thing they have nothing in common—except their undeniable attraction and a future brighter than the Texas sun.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

McKettricks of Texas: Tate by Linda Lael Miller

McKettricks of Texas: Tate by Linda Lael Miller (McKettricks of Texas series book 1)

ISBN: 978-0373774364

Publisher:  HQN Books

There are barely enough hours for divorced dad Tate McKettrick to run the Silver Spur ranch, do the suit-and-tie thing for his business and run herd on his beloved six-year-old twin daughters. But time stands still at the sight of Libby Remington. When they were high school sweethearts, the wealthy McKettrick couldn't convince Libby he loved her. But now they're both back in Blue River, Texas. And cattle rustlers, a manipulative ex-wife and a killer stallion can't keep him from trying again.

Libby has her hands full taking care of her mother—and running the Perk Up Coffee Shop. Caffeine, she needs. Tate McKettrick, with his blazing blue eyes and black hair? No. Oh, heck—yes. But can they really hope for a second chance?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series book 4)

ISBN: 978-0441012183

Publisher:  Ace Books

It's bit every day that you come across a naked man on the side of the road. That's why cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie's investigation into who and why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie's heart - because this version of Eric is very difficult to resist...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series book 3)

ISBN:  0441010512

Publisher:  Ace Books

There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with - at least voluntarily - and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant - in another state distant. His sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him, and next thing Sookie knows she's off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the underworld at Club Dead.

It's a dangerous little haunt where the elusive vampire society can go to chill out and suck down some Type O - but when Sookie finally finds Bill caught in an act of serious betrayal she's not sure whether to save him, or to sharpen some stakes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series book 2)

ISBN: 9781841493008)

Publisher:  Ace Books

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked - and poisoned - late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.

Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don't do anything, well, vampiric while she's there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series book 1)

ISBN: 978-0441008537

Publisher:  Ace Books

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She' s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. Its just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability". She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome -- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy skids been waiting for all her life....

But Bill has a disability of his own: His a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of--big surprise--murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Taste of Temptation by Cheryl Holt

Taste of Temptation by Cheryl Holt (Spinster's Cure series book 2)

ISBN: 978-0425235140

Publisher:  Berkley

Helen Hamilton is a twenty-five-year-old spinster with no income and no propects who struggles to care for her two orphaned sisters. Destitute and only a heartbeat away from the streets, Helen applies for a position as a governess to the younger siblings of Captain Tristan Odell, guardian to the Earl of Hastings and his twelve-year-old sister. But when Tristan turns Helen away, her future seems as desperate as her options.

Determined to do whatever it takes to support her sisters, Helen ends up at a brothel run by Mrs. Bainbridge, the former mistress of Vicount Redvers (whom we meet in book one of this series) where she agrees to sell herself as a mistress to a client of wealth and prestige. Low and behold, it is Capt. Odell who buys Helen, but rather than as his mistress, he offers her the governess's position. Enmeshed in an attraction which draws her to Tristan and he to her, their passion quickly grows, as does an unexpected danger that could easily destroy not only their love but their lives as well.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some Like It Rough anthology by Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons, and Anne Rainey

Some Like It Rough anthology by Kate Pearce, Susan Lyons, and Anne Rainey

ISBN-10: 0758238983
ISBN-13: 978-0758238986
Publisher:  Aphrodisia
"Some Like it Rough" is written by Kate Pearce. Luke Warner wants to chill out when he cashes in his stocks and returns to his hometown. But things heat up when he reunites with his best friends, Julia and Paul, and invites them both to share in a sexual adventure like they've never had before...
"Private Eyes" is written by Susan Lyons. Assigned to work undercover as an exotic dancer, straight-laced Haley Croft discovers the thrill of strutting her stuff. And when she catches sexy Ry Montana checking out her moves, she can't wait to give him his own private show...
"Cherry On Top" is written by Anne Rainey. When massage therapist Cherry DuBois rubs her oil-slicked hands all over Dante Ricci's rock-hard body, red-hot desire courses through her. She longs to lose control and give herself to the pleasures of sexual submission.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Riding the Night by Jaci Burton ARC Contest

Jaci Burton is giving away an ARC of Riding the Night, the last installment in the Wild Riders series.

Go to her Jaci's blog to enter...

AJ and Pax work together as undercover operatives for a government agency of bad-boy bikers known as the Wild Riders. And though they play as hard as they work, both men are looking for the one woman who can tame them…

On vacation, AJ and Pax run into AJ’s high school sweetheart, Teresa. While they’re catching up at Teresa’s bar, a fight erupts between two biker gangs, leaving one man dead and Teresa’s brother wrongly accused of murder. With no proof and Teresa as the only eye witness, the trio points their Harleys toward the annual bike rally in South Dakota in hot pursuit of the real killer…

Her life in jeopardy, AJ and Pax become Teresa’s fierce protectors. But a past trauma keeps Teresa guarded, unable to trust them–until AJ and Pax uncover her secret and vow to do anything to help her heal. And in their arms she discovers a sensual desire that knows no boundaries, a passion strong enough to overcome her tragic past and awaken a force that brings both men to their knees.

Danger may temporarily bind the three together, but it’s their shared passion that will lead them to the ride of their lives: love.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Six by Opal Carew

Six by Opal Carew

ISBN-10: 0312384793
ISBN-13: 978-0312384791
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin
Harmony leads a secret life. On the surface, she's a respectable, straight-laced professional. But once a year, she reunites with her old college friends--the infamous Group of Six--for a decadent sexual free-for-all. Here, there are no limits. Nothing is forbidden as they push every boundary to reach dizzying new heights of pleasure. But this year, Harmony has a serious boyfriend in her life…and he has no idea about her naughty annual retreats. Now Aiden is about to enter an intoxicating world of explosive sensuality and mind-blowing group sex. But can their relationship withstand Harmony's wild side? And when an old friend reveals his true feelings for Harmony, how far is Aiden willing to go to win her heart?

Join in the fun as six old friends-plus two new ones-push the boundaries of normal sexual interactions in escapades that will singe your senses.

Monday, July 12, 2010

No Mercy: A Mystery by Lori Armstrong

No Mercy: A Mystery by Lori Armstrong (Mercy Gunderson series book 1)

ISBN: 978-1416590958

Publisher:  Touchstone

Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the Army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn’t much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch. Trying to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew and feeling guilty that she didn’t make it home soon enough to see her father one last time; Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of a Native American boy is found on her land. But nobody seems to be doing anything about it, especially not the local law enforcement.

When tragedy strikes again, Mercy is ready to throw all her energy into her own investigation, and she’s out for revenge. As she digs up the truth behind the shocking crimes, Mercy uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and must race to stop a killer before everything she’s fought for is destroyed forever.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn (The Two Dukes of Wyndham series book 2)

ISBN: 0060876115

Publisher:  Avon
There went the bride...

Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting...for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all...

It's true. He doesn't. Thomas rather likes having a fiancée—all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay—and he does intend to marry her...eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he’s not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love...with his own fiancée!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn

The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn (The Two Dukes of Wyndham series book 1)

ISBN: 0060876107

Publisher:  Avon

Will the real Duke of Wyndham please stand up?

Jack Audley has been a highwayman. A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham.

Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine... until Jack Audley lands in her life, all rakish smiles and debonair charm. He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she's not a woman who wants to say no. But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Promise of Pleasure by Cheryl Holt

Promise of Pleasure by Cheryl Holt (Spinster's Cure series book 1)

ISBN: 978-0425235089

Publisher:  Berkley

Mary Barnes has had it with her cruel stepmother who's hoarded the family inheritance, with her two privileged half sisters, and with feeling unloved and unappreciated. Her one desire is to flee her stifling world, but it doesn't seem possible, until a mysterious peddler offers her an elixir and a promise: one drink of his tonic in her true love's presence and the man will be hers. Thought she is too much of a realist to believe in magic potions, whe accepts the gift. As if by magic, a stranger crosses her path and steps into her life.
He is Jordan Winthrop, scoundrel, viscount, and desperately bankrupt heir to the Earl of Sunderland. He's also meant for Mary's half sister. Thrilled by his advances, intoxicated by their secret affair, Mary finds herself falling for a man who's already unmistakably engaged—to her sister's dowry. As for Jordan, he can't help but wonder if Mary is the woman to change his roguish ways—when he is spellbound in a sensual destiny spiraling beyond his control.

Sugar Creek by Toni Blake

Sugar Creek by Toni Blake (Destiny series book 2)

ISBN: 978-0061765797

Publisher: Avon

Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where two families have been at odds as long as anyone in town can remember.

Rachel Farris returned to her childhood home with one mission in mind: get Mike Romo out of her family's apple orchard business and out of their lives. But hard-nosed and totally hot Mike, who happens to be the law in Destiny, is convinced the Farris clan stole the land from his family fifty years ago and he's not backing down. Even when shapely trouble shows up in a pair of designer blue jeans. However, neither the hunky cop nor the sexy prodigal hometown girl can anticipate the electricity that heats things up whenever they're together—adding new sizzle to an ongoing feud that's raged for generations, and soon putting both their hearts at risk.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Raising Kane by Lorelei James

Raising Kane by Lorelei James (Rough Riders series book 9)

ISBN: 978-1-60928-063-5

Publisher:  Samhain
She surrendered the reins. Now he’s raising the stakes.

Rough Riders, Book 9

When a patch of ice sends attorney Ginger Paulson head-over-high-heels down a flight of stairs, she has no one to care for her young son and her invalid father—until lethally sexy Kane McKay shows up at the hospital, determined to prove his cowboy chivalry. Past experience has inoculated her against take-charge men, but even Ginger isn’t immune to Kane’s invasive charm and Built Ford Tough body.

For two years rancher Kane McKay has followed the Little Buddies mentoring program’s cardinal rule—hands off his Little Buddy Hayden’s mama. But one look at Ginger’s bruised body and Kane is through watching the stubborn woman take care of everyone but herself. The feisty, curvy redhead needs his help, and he’ll give her the hands-on type whether she likes it or not.

After Kane throws out doctor’s orders and issues his own demands—her full sexual submission—Ginger realizes Kane’s caring nature extends beyond just fulfilling her physical needs.

Can the former hell-raiser convince the gun-shy single mom to look beyond his past…toward a shared future?

Warning: Contains one sweet and hot hunk of cowboy manflesh who uses every sexual trick in the book to render a sassy, fast-talking attorney speechless and put a new twist on the term “binding arbitration”.

My Review:

OMG!  Talk about a hot cowboy.  Kane is sexy and demanding but sweet and sensual.  What I wouldn't give to be Ginger (is only for one night).   Don't miss this latest installment in the Rough Riders series.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Patience by Lisa Valdez

Patience by Lisa Valdez (The Passion Quartet series book 2)

ISBN: 0425210545

Publisher:  Berkley


Known for her exceptional beauty, Patience Emmalina Dare has been pursued by admirers ever since coming of age. But suitor after suitor fails to inspire her love – or her desire. Certain she will never find a man who touches her deeply, she decides to forgo marriage in favor of pursuing her music. But just when Patience thinks she has her life well in hand, a passionate kiss with her enigmatic brother-in-law awakens a powerful need in her. How will she reconcile her desire for him and her desire for a life that's her own – and what will she do when he shows her a deep and hidden part of herself that she never knew existed?

When the secret of his illegitimate birth pushes Matthew Morgan Hawkmore from his place in society, the darkly handsome half-brother of the Earl of Langley plots his resurrection and his revenge. Betrayed and abandoned by the women he believed loved him, he swears to never again be controlled by love. But despite his vow, he is unable to resist the beautiful Patience, whose strength and self-reliance hide a need that he is perfectly suited to fulfill. Can he have her without loving her? What will he give up to keep her? And will her passionate surrender be the one thing that can stop him from making a tragic mistake that could destroy them both…

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Passion by Lisa Valdez

Passion by Lisa Valdez (The Passion Quartet series book 1)

ISBN-10: 0425203972

Publisher:  Berkley

A woman called Passion. A man who would make her true to her name.

In her second year of mourning, lovely young widow Passion Elizabeth Dare never dreamed she would be with a man again--and certainly not a complete stranger. But amidst the crowds of London's Crystal Palace, Passion finds herself discreetly, yet insistently, pursued by a sensual gentleman who awakens her long-supressed desires. After a loveless marriage of restrained propriety, Passion abandons herself to true bliss for the first time.

Intoxicated by his encounter with the beautiful stranger, Mark Randolph Hawkmore, Earl of Langley, cannot wait to see her again. As a series of rapturous rendezvous follows, he and his mystery lover find something rare and wonderful blossoming between them. But a blackmail scheme against the Earl threatens to destroy everything. As a scandal brews, each will have to choose between duty and desire...their love for their families--and their love for each other.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend (Six Pack Ranch series book 2)

ISBN 978-1-59578-703-3

Publisher:  Liquid Silver

Beth Danube has escaped to a small Alberta town to make a new start for herself and her three little boys. Her emotionally abusive husband may be dead and buried, but so is her heart. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever. Yet when her libido reawakens after ten years of unsatisfactory sex in the missionary position, is any woman strong enough to turn down sex-in-boots, Daniel Coleman?

The middle child of the rowdy Coleman boys, Daniel’s the quiet one who has always subdued his desires and acted as peacemaker. His powerful attraction to the young widow takes him by storm, and he’s willing to pursue her until they both find satisfaction—in and out of the bedroom.

Only Beth isn’t sure she’s ready to cross the line. Becoming friends with blazing hot benefits means she’s still the one in control. Letting her heart trust again? She isn’t that brave—or foolish. Daniel is going to have to be mighty convincing to help her overcome the past.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Taming Black Dog Four by Carol Lynne

Taming Black Dog Four by Carol Lynne (Bodyguard's in Love series book 4)

ISBN# 978-0-85715-011-0

Publisher:  Total E-bound

The bodyguards of Black Dog Four had been carefully chosen for looks, temperament, battle skills and sexuality. In the tradition of the Spartans, the idea was to see if lovers worked better as a team than merely friends. The experiment had seemed like a complete success until they'd been sent to guard Maria Valdez. After Maria was killed in an explosion, all four men had refused to work together.

Addy Constentine needed around-the-clock security if she hoped to legitimise her father's empire. With her stepbrother now in prison, Addy's goal was to keep the family out of the underworld it had been entrenched in for decades.

With death threats coming from several different sources, Addy needed the best. She needed the men of Black Dog Four.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hailey's Game by Jenny Penn

 Hailey's Game by Jenny Penn (Cattleman's Club series book 2)

Publisher:  Siren

Cole Jackson and Kyle Harding haven’t got any doubts that Hailey Mathews is up to something, but they ain’t worried. They have their own wicked intentions and the full confidence that one little woman doesn’t stand a chance against two Cattlemen.

Hailey has had enough. Enough of Kyle and his smooth charm. Enough of Cole and his provocations. Not about to trust that either Cattleman has any interest in her other than playing a game, Hailey decides it’s time to show them how it’s done.

However, if things don’t go the way Hailey plans, the consequences might be more than she can pay.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Corralled by Lorelei James

Corralled by Lorelei James (Blacktop Cowboys series book 1)

ISBN: 978-0451230133

Publisher:  NAL

First in a new series about some hard-riding rodeo cowboys...and the women who can rein them in.

Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man.

So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.

She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life...
My Review --

Corralled is the beginning of a new series, Blacktop Cowboys, by Lorelei James.  If you're looking for a couple of sexy cowboys and some hot sex, don't miss this one.  Lainie is put through the ringer on which cowboy she wants more, Hank or Kyle.  Sharing is a way she can have her cake and eat it too and Hank and Kyle really know how to give her their all.  Get it.  You'll love it as much as I did!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Body Rush by Anne Rainey

Body Rush by Anne Rainey

ISBN: 978-0758238993

Publisher:  Aphrodisia

Three driven women, three dirty minds, one naughty idea...

Secret Desires

Legal secretary Lydia Burke spends her days taking orders from a bunch of men who seem to think her world should revolve around them. When she finally reaches her breaking point and marches out, things go from stressed to downright wicked. As she steps through the doors of a local BDSM club and meets the three darkly handsome owners who want to own her, the wild night out she needed takes a turn into the forbidden.

Turn Me On

Psychologist Roni Smart is tired of men seeing dollar signs next to her name. Going to the Opera and sipping champagne was never her idea of hot time. Just when she thinks all men were born wearing three-piece suits, computer tech, Jake pushes his way into her office. His jeans are deliciously tight, his attitude is just this side of offensive, and Roni’s never been more turned on. Office sex is one thing though; bringing the cocky man home isn’t part of the deal...right?

Tasty Treats

Coffee shop owner Jeanette Williams isn’t the type to throw herself at a man. In fact, just talking to a man can leave her flushed and shaking in her sensible sneakers. But the mysterious hottie who pulls into her parking lot every morning on his sleek back motorcycle leaves her aching. When she spies him watching her as if she were a caramel latte, Jeanette decides to give him a tasty treat he’ll not soon forget.

My Review:

Body Rush is a compilation of three short stories focusing on three best friends who make a bet to be the first to fulfill their sexual fantasies. 

Secret Desires - Buttoned down, straight laced Lydia works for a demanding trio of lawyers, including Dane.  Dane wants more from her but she holds him at arms length.  Her stressful job finally gets the best of her and she walks out.  To blow off some steam, she heads to the local BDSM club.  The night becomes just what she needs when the owners fulfill her fantasy of a night of sex with a stranger.   But when that night becomes day, it could threaten everything she holds dear.

Turn Me On - Roni is a psychologist who's just not satisfied with dating guys who wear suits and go to the Opera.  She wants an every day kind of man.  Who walks into her life but Jake, the computer tech who wants to work on more than her files.  Could Jake be the man to make her fantasies come true?  Or is he a little more than she bargained for?

Tasty Treats - Jeanette has had the hots for one of her coffee shop customers, a sexy, motorcyle driving man.  But being shy and a little backwards around men, she can't bring herself to approach him.  Then Hunter introduces himself and there's no turning back.  Jeanette and Hunter unite like chocolate, strawberries and champagne; delectably sinful.

Body Rush is three hot reads wrapped up in one book that will keep you enthralled to the last moment.  The characters are realistic and you want to see them get their hearts desire.  You don't want to miss seeing who might win the bet.  And personally, I'd like to make Lydia, Roni and Jeanette my best friends if I could end up with passion such as theirs with a hot man.   

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lion's Heat by Lora Leigh

Lion's Heat by Lora Leigh (Breeds series book 21)

ISBN: 0425233804

Publisher:  Berkley

The mating urge cannot be ignored...

Bad boy Jonas Wyatt knows it is fate that Rachel becomes his mate. He can sense it. He can also sense her reluctance. But she has little power over the mating heat of the Breeds. It is Jonas's destiny to claim her. And nothing will stop him from having his way.
Comments:  Loved it!  But more unanswered questions!  LOL

Monday, April 12, 2010

Firehouse Heat by Carol Lynne

Firehouse Heat by Carol Lynne (Cattle Valley series book 16)

ISBN# 978-0-85715-126-1

Publisher:  Total E-Bound

Despite the eighteen year age difference, Sammy Lee wants his new boss, Assistant Fire Chief, Leo Burkowski. Living and working side by side at the firehouse several days a week is wearing on Lee's control. When Leo asks for his help with a special project, Sammy can't take it anymore and makes his move.

Although Sammy is playing for keeps, Leo refuses to think of the relationship as anything more than a passing affair. Age has been an issue in the past, and although Leo's attracted to the younger man, he's learned the hard way to keep his heart out of it.

Will the heat generated between the two men be enough to melt Leo's resolve, or will Sammy's hopes go down in a blaze of disappointment?

Comments:  Another wonderful addition to the Cattle Valley series!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Straight From the Hip by Susan Mallery

Straight From the Hip by Susan Mallery (Lone Star Sisters series book 3)

ISBN: 0373773838

Publisher:  HQN Books

Sometimes the greatest risks bring the greatest rewards…
Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?

When her sisters enroll her in a survivor training camp, Izzy is not happy. Though Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won’t be left in the dark. In more ways than one. But if he tells her the terrible truth behind why he’s helping her, he’ll probably never see her again. Unless they’re both willing to take the biggest risk of all.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Daring Time by Beth Kery

Daring Time by Beth Kery

ISBN: 0425227960

Publisher:  Berkley Sensation

He sees her, wants her, needs her…

Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for the all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shifting shadow of the sprawling mansion he’s recently inherited he can see her—tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope Stillwater inhabited that mansion in 1906. Raw desire has formed a conduit between these two passionate souls who are separated by the barrier of time.

Now he has to have her.

Intoxicated by each other’s presence, Ryan and Hope are closer than ever to crossing that inviting boundary between two worlds. But there is one grave danger: Ryan’s job has put him on the trail of a depraved criminal in an investigation that’s risking Hope’s eternal fate and happiness. Now he must do whatever it takes to change history, protect Hope from harm, and set his own desires free.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh

Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh (Nauti series book 5)

ISBN: 0425232557

Publisher:  Berkley

Caitlyn "Rogue" Walker left her life in Boston to become a teacher in a small Kentucky town. But her dream was shattered when she was framed in a sex scandal. Refusing to be run out of town, Caitlyn shed the identity she had and became Rogue. Sheriff Zeke Mayes knows there's more to her than meets the eye, though what meets the eye is pretty smoking. He's prepared for a long struggle getting Rogue to drop her defenses-and give in to desire. But soon Zeke will become embroiled in a deadly game that sweeps Rogue up in its wake. And when everything seems to be a matter of life and death, there is no reason to hold back...

Comment:  An excellent addition to the Nauti series!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Love Rock n Roll by Carol Lynne

I Love Rock n Roll by Carol Lynne (Bodyguards In Love series book 3)

ISBN# 978-0-85715-049-3

Publisher:  Total E-Bound

Rock star, Keifer Zane's homosexuality was leaked to the tabloids by 'inside sources'. With the news of his sexual preference came threats and love-sick stalkers. In need of a bodyguard, Keifer's manager hires Archer Adams, a man that is anything but a rock fan.

Archer enjoys the quiet life. Relaxing at his desert home and listening to the blues are his idea of heaven. Travelling around the country on a bus, pretending to be a rock stars boy-toy, hell. Despite the loud music and long hours on the road, Archer actually likes Keifer. When disturbing gifts begin showing up in Keifer's private spaces, Archer's protective instincts kick in.

With their lives being played out in front of thousands of screaming fans, will the bodyguard and the rock star be able to see beyond the limelight to what is real?

Friday, March 12, 2010

An Impossible Attraction by Brenda Joyce

An Impossible Attraction by Brenda Joyce (The de Warrenne Dynasty series)

ISBN: 0373774605

Publisher:  HQN Books

Never Say Never...

With her mother’s passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on love to take care of her family. Now, with the Bolton name in disgrace due to her father’s profligate ways, marrying an elderly squire might be the only way to save her family from absolute ruin. But when she meets the infamous Duke of Clarewood, old dreams—and old passions—are awakened as never before. Yet she cannot accept his shocking proposition!

He is the wealthiest, most powerful peer in the realm, and having witnessed the cold horror of marriage as a child, he has vowed never to wed. But Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no woman has ever done, and she also serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood—who always gets what he wants—will choose which rules to play by. But when passion finally brings them together, a terrible secret threatens to tear them apart....

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Dangerous Love by Brenda Joyce

A Dangerous Love by Brenda Joyce (The de Warrenne Dynasty series)

ISBN: 0373772750

Publisher:   HQN Books


Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warenne is the perfect object for his lust and revenge.…

A Dangerous PASSION

Ariella de Warenne's heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love…

Friday, March 5, 2010

Zeke by Beth Williamson

Zeke by Beth Williamson (Devils on Horseback series book 3)

ISBN: 978-1-60504-424-8

Publisher: Samhain
A cool man, a fiery woman, a love destined to ignite.
Intense, reserved and known for his strategic thinking, Zeke Blackwood has struggled to find his place in the post-war world. After the violent death of the first woman to capture his heart, Zeke retreats into a whisky bottle—until he’s handed the position of town sheriff.

Zeke sobers up and tries his damnedest to be the best lawman he can be. He hadn’t counted on the tempting new saloon girl to jeopardize his cold, unhappy existence.

Naomi Tucker is a survivor, a woman who made it through the war on her own wit and strength. She hoped moving to Tanger, Texas would bring her the peace and stability she yearns to find. Instead she runs head-on into a cool-eyed sheriff who welcomes her to his bed, only to push her away.

The wildness of the West is far from tamed. It threatens the town’s efforts to rebuild, Zeke’s bond with the Devils—and his fragile relationship with Naomi. As Zeke’s hold on sobriety slips, he and Naomi must choose between settling for half a life apart, or embracing all they could be. Together.

Warning: This title contains a stubborn hero, a heroine who does what she must to survive, laughter, tears and sweet, hot sex.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Back in Black by Lori Foster

Back in Black by Lori Foster (Fighter series)

ISBN # 0425232980

Publisher:  Berkley

SBC president Drew Black is as controversial as they come. But the hot-headed entrepreneur is a perfect match for his popular sports club venture: uncompromising and extreme. Maybe too extreme. With a reputation for saying what he thinks, Drew's been causing a lot of friction. That's why someone's been called in to clean up his image—before he does any permanent damage.

The lucky lady is Gillian Noode, a PR expert who's smoothed out the rough edges on many a man. But Drew is rougher than anyone she's ever met, and he refuses to change for any woman, for any reason. To make matters more complicated, Gillian's starting to like him raw. Now, opposites aren't only attracting, they're igniting. But in the rising heat, which one of them will end up on top?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sam's Creed by Sarah McCarty

Sam's Creed by Sarah McCarty (Hell's Eight series book 2)

# ISBN-10: 0373605234

Publisher: Harlequin Spice

Known for making up his own rules of right and wrong. Texas Ranger Sam "Wildcard" MacGregor takes what he wants when he wants it, especially when it comes to women. But seduction is the last thing on his mind the moment he stumbles across an Hispanic beauty racked with grief crouched beside a burned out wagon. And it doesn't take long before he realizes the woman the townsfolk call "cursed" is hiding secrets too dangerous to face alone.

Isabella may look feminine and unassuming, but she's hell in a bodice, with gun-slinging skills to match any man's. But though she knows not to give Sam her heart as readily as she offers him her lush body, Isabella is certain she sees in Sam what he can barely glimpse in himself— a virtuous man dropped deep into a hard country bent on breaking him. A man who, under it all, craves a passionate woman willing to risk everything…

Vanilla With Extra Nuts by Victoria Blisse

Vanilla With Extra Nuts by Victoria Blisse

ISBN # 28DOH02172010

Publisher:  All Romance Ebooks
She was just a vanilla girl until she found her perfect toppings...

Megan was slowly falling in love with Adam and was devastated to hear he was also sleeping with a man behind her back. When she confronts Adam she finds her lust for him over-riding her reticence.

When she makes a secret fantasy come true and goes to bed with both Adam and his lover at the same time, vanilla Megan has to decide. Can she come to terms with this unusual relationship?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Recipe For Love by Carol Lynne

Recipe For Love by Carol Lynne (Cattle Valley series book 15)

ISBN# 978-0-85715-033-2

Publisher:  Total E-Bound

After years of living in fear, Jay De Luca has finally found a safe haven in Cattle Valley. Although he's beginning to open up around his friends, he's far from ready to get involved in another relationship. When handsome, Erico Morrelli tries to hire him away from a job he loves, Jay declines the restaurateur's offer, afraid of spending time with the town's playboy.

Ashamed to tell his friends he's sick, Erico tries to run The Canoe on his own despite protests from his physician. When he collapses at work, Erico begins to re-evaluate his future. His attraction to the one man he knows he should stay away from haunts him.

Can Erico invent a Recipe for Love or will he face his toughest challenge alone?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty

Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty (Hell's Eight series book 1)

ISBN-10: 0-373-60518-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-373-60158-7

Publisher:  Harlequin Spice

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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Early Dawn by Catherine Anderson

Early Dawn by Catherine Anderson (Coulter family series)

ISBN: 045122874X

Publisher:  Signet
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson lights up the Old West with a new tale of love, danger, and redemption...

After breaking off their engagement, Eden Paxton’s fiancé spread enough rumors that she was forced out of San Francisco. Her pride bruised, a heartbroken Eden heads for the wilds of Colorado. But murderous outlaws cut the trip short when they kidnap Eden to sell her across the Mexican border.

Since a gang murdered his wife, Matthew Coulter cannot see a woman mistreated without rescuing her—and taking vengeance. So when he spots Eden with the ruffians, Matthew has little choice but to save her.

As they run for their lives, Eden recognizes a kind heart beneath Matthew’s rugged exterior. But she wonders which will win out: his obsession with revenge—or their growing passion for each other...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Snow Blind by Lori Armstrong

Snow Blind by Lori Armstrong (Julie Collins series book 4)

ISBN: 1933836598

Publisher:  Medallion Press

The frigid winter months are mighty slow in the PI biz for Julie Collins and her partner, Kevin Wells—until the duo is hired by a young woman to investigate problems at her grandfather’s assisted living facility, where they encounter lax security, unqualified healthcare personnel, and a shady senior volunteer organization.

Julie barely has time to delve deeper into the puzzling case before she reluctantly finds herself in an isolated cattle shelter on the Collins ranch with her father during a raging blizzard. There is no escape from her father or from the biting cold and bitter memories.

A missing hired ranch hand found dead on the ranch only complicates matters further. In trying to uncover the truth about the man'’s death, Julie is forced to wrestle with issues that make her question old wounds and new family loyalties.

Kevin'’s reckless involvement with their new client tests the bounds of professionalism, and Julie’'s relationship with Tony Martinez is strained, as he deals with power struggles within the Hombres organization, putting them both in jeopardy.

When the bodies and the snow pile up, Julie seems at odds with everyone, leaving her to wonder if she’s being blinded to the cold, hard truths in her life by love . . . or by hate.