Friday, May 11, 2012

Fresh Friday Reads: Shifters, Witches, Elves, and a Sexy Historical

I'm in deadline hell, plus there weren't many releases for me this week LOL. But here are a couple I read and/or found!

Finding Chrissten - NJ Walters

I really love NJ Walters. This one picked up right where the previous left off. I cried for this heroine. From the first sentence I was with her and never wanted to let her go. Hank is perfect for her and so caring - and alpha enough to get the job done. A REALLY REALLY great book!

She escaped hell. Now love must capture her heart.

Legacy, Book 5

For eighteen horrific months, Chrissten Lawton was at the mercy of a crazy doctor and his pureblood werewolf flunky. She was subjected to experiments, beaten, mated against her will…and fading fast.

Just as she reaches the breaking point, the Haven pack comes to her rescue. Although any strange male makes her nervous, one of her rescuers stays by her side night and day, and something within her responds to this wolf’s gentleness.

From the moment Hank Brewer picked up Chrissten’s unique scent, he’s been driven to help her overcome her trauma-fed fears. He may be a half-breed, but he never does anything halfway. As he dedicates every waking moment to her healing, their fragile link leads them toward something they both hesitate to name.

But the danger isn’t past. Chrissten’s mate is still on the loose and he won’t rest until she—and the rest of Haven’s females—are taken for the cruel enjoyment of his rogue pack. Even though Hank would give his life to save her, the biggest challenge lies ahead. Admitting their love to each other. 

Product Warnings
This book contains an evil doctor, a crazy pureblood werewolf, a dysfunctional family, hunky werewolves, hot, sweaty sex, a daring rescue and a love that will make your heart sing.

A Perfect Blood - Kim Harrison

This came out awhile ago, and I'm just getting back into the series. After a certain *ahem* event happened a few books back, it took me awhile to get the courage to come back to Kim. I'm SOOOO happy I did! Rachel is always getting into trouble and I'm falling for a certain elf!

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth — a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can’t be done without Rachel’s blood.

As a bounty hunter, Rachel has battled vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more. But humanity itself might be her toughest challenge.

Revenge Wears Rubies - Renne Bernard

Renne actually gave me this book as a congrats gift for my reading in 2011. I fell for this book and can't wait to finish the series!

First in a sexy new series of erotic passion set in Victorian London 

Vengeance doesn't always turn out the way you planned.

Galen Hawke desires nothing but revenge against the woman who betrayed his dearly departed friend. Instead of mourning the loss of her fiancé, Miss Haley Moreland is merrily celebrating her upcoming nuptials to another man. Now, Galen has one mission: to seduce Miss Moreland and enslave her heart. And when she is completely his, he will destroy her.

With her family on the brink of financial ruin, Haley knows she should be grateful for her providential betrothal. But then she meets the dangerously handsome Galen, whose wicked touch makes her long to abandon all logic. If Galen's promises are sincere, the match to a family of noble blood and strong financial accounts could be the remedy her family desperately needs. And if he isn't sincere, one last chance to taste the passion he ignites before settling into a life of convention is equally alluring.

And hop on over to Lia Davis' for her Fresh Friday Reads. 


  1. This is so my favorite thing you do all week. I love to see what you are reading. Those are great selections. I'm reading Untouchable by Lindsay Delagair.

  2. Love the Revenge wear Rubies cover - I like rubies :-) And the blurb sounds great.

  3. I so have to find more time to read! These sound great! Lia's list was awesome too!

  4. All three books sound so interesting. I don't know how you read these and write and publish and I can keep going on and on... In such a short time too! Thanks for sharing!

  5. All three sound very very interesting.
    How in the world do you find the time to read with all the other things you do? What the heck is your secret?

  6. Thank you so much for the pick!!!! I'm floored to be included (and thrilled to be in your 2012 tally! ;-0 )

    1. And thank you for writing such a great book! I still need to read the others!

  7. Good picks, Carrie! They all sounds great!