Friday, April 6, 2012

Fresh Friday Reads

Hi All!!

What have you been reading this week? Well, here is what I have bought or read!!! Let me know what you have since I always like finding new authors

Beneath the Skin - Lauren Dane

I'm in love with Lauren Dane. But those of you who've read any of my blog posts already know that. This a great entry into her werewolf world. Plus Gibson...OMG. I want him. Like now. Beautifully written and entertaining.

A whole world exists…beneath the skin. 

Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha’s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree together. 

After a contentious meeting with another jamboree, he’s shot—Mia stumbles onto the scene and saves his life. He’s immediately drawn to the female who dug three silver bullets from his body. Even after he discovers she’s a Porter, a family his own harmed grievously half a century before. 

Mia has enough in her life. She’s recovering from a vicious hate crime—an attack using silver has affected her ability to do what she loves most. The last thing she needs is a bossy alpha cat like Gibson. A de La Vega no less. 

Despite the myriad reasons to stay away, even as they continue to hunt down the would-be killers, their attraction deepens into something else entirely. 

The answers they find bring that threat far closer to home than anyone could have imagined and it’ll be up to Gibson to end the mess once and for all. And up to Mia to stand at his side, even as he risks his life…

Sweet Addiction - Maya Banks

Maya did it again. This was one hot book. I love her other series more, but her Sweet series is always a combustible way to enjoy the day. 

He awakened a need within her… 

Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there’s only one he can’t stop thinking about. His childhood sweetheart, Renita. He’s never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them—or the pain he brought upon her… 

But now she belongs to another… 

Her long ago brush with submission awakened a longing in Ren that drove her to walk the darker edge of desire. She’s become a beautiful woman at ease with her sexuality and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man. When Cole finds her again, he’s gutted that she belongs to another. Ren’s current master agrees to give her to Cole for a short time, but then she must return to his keeping. And though Cole agrees to this bargain, he knows he will never be able to let Ren go again…

The Duke's Perfect Wife - Jennifer Ashley

Hart's book!!!! This series restored my faith in historicals. I had always gotten bored after a few series, honestly. But this one is amazing. Ian's book is still my favorite because he was just an intriguing character, but Hart stole a piece of my heart.

Lady Eleanor Ramsay is the only one who knows the truth about Hart Mackenzie. Once his fiancee, she is the sole woman to whom he could ever pour out his heart. 

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, power, influence, whatever he desires. Every woman wants him--his seductive skills are legendary. But Hart has sacrificed much to keep his brothers safe, first from their brutal father, and then from the world. He's also suffered loss--his wife, his infant son, and the woman he loved with all his heart though he realized it too late. 

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photographs of Hart taken long ago. Intrigued by the challenge in her blue eyes--and aroused by her charming, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his young love has come to ruin him . . . or save him.

Wrath - Denise Tompkins

This is Denise's second book and didn't disappoint. Legacy, the first book in the series, was my favorite new author of 2011. I'm so proud of this woman and her world I could burst.

Haunted by personal betrayal, stalked by a murderer and taunted by destiny. Finding justice—not to mention a little faith—has never been so hard. 

A murderer is terrorizing the streets of London, targeting women who look suspiciously like Maddy. Under the mantle of darkness, the killer attacks his victims from behind, severing their heads with startling efficiency and single-minded brutality. A single gold coin is left at the scene of every crime, buried in the neck of each victim. Nothing adds up, and the deeper Maddy gets into the investigation, the more she learns that there are hostile eyes in every faction—some malicious, others murderous. 

Amid her struggles to stop a seemingly unstoppable killer, Maddy learns that dreams are far too fragile to juggle. Her newfound love is crumbling around her under the burdens of guilt and blame, and where one man abandons her, another is slated by the gods to take his place. Defiant, Maddy finds her struggles with free will versus destiny have only just begun. 

Figuring out whom she should trust, and when, will force Maddy to reassess her alliances…and reaffirm her fragile mortality. 

Warning: Contains Scottish and Irish brogues, heads that—literally—roll, seriously random acts of violence, heartbreak and hope, explicit m/f sex in a variety of locations, a voyeuristic vampire and one dinner table that will never be the same.

I've also read/bought this week (because I could only pick 4 LOL):

Magic without Mercy - Devon Monk
About the Night - Julie James
Hunter's Rise - Shiloh Walker
Skies of Fire - Zoe Archer


  1. Wow. What a great looking cover and story! I love a good mystery and hey, a vampire in the mix. Awesome!I enjoy reading anything about Scottish or Irish story lines. I thank you for the opportunity to win something. Happy Easter.

  2. Wow you read fast. Thanks for the recommendations, I'm always looking for good reads-- especially new authors. Happy Friday!

  3. Loved, loved, loved the new Jennifer Ashley book. I anticipated Hart's book. Wasn't too sure if it would be up to par with the others, but I really enjoyed the closure! I agree Ian's book is still my favorite too! :)

  4. Thanks for the recommendations, Carrie.

  5. Boy do I wish I had the time to read all of these, especially the first two!!


    That's two more on my TBR pile - thanks!

    Paula (aka Coretta)

  6. Thanks for the reccomendations.

  7. Those sound great, Carrie Ann. I need to read more werewolf stories.

    I'm reading Ruined by Kinley Baker.

  8. I might have to pick up the historical *sigh* such a sucker for historicals and no time to act on it! I'm reading Lisa Kleypas' Love, Come to Me, an historical (of course)I got for Christmas. Set in the North after the Civil War. Not far in, but good so far.