Friday, August 3, 2012

Fresh Friday Reads: Vampires, Doctors, Hybrids, Wolves, and Oh My!



Yay! I'm back! I'm writing up a storm and enjoying my release of Dust of My Wings!  I've read a few amazing books this week! It was a great release week for many authors so tell me what you've bought!


Lady is the Vamp by Lynsay Sands

One late night leads to . . .

Kidnapped When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye.

One desperate act leads to . . .

Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with the immortal world's answer to law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out . . . and Paul and Jeanne Louise will need to risk everything to spend an eternity together.

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews 

Some people have everything figured out — Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked out of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. All she can do is try to put herself back together, something made easier by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend, Kate Daniels.

When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano — the male alpha of Clan Bouda and Andrea's former lover — die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate ... and must work with Raphael. As her search for the killer leads her into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta, Andrea knows that dealing with her feelings for Raphael might have to take a backseat to saving the world ...


All Summer Long by Susan Mallery 

Can a summer fling turn into love that lasts a lifetime? Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous...assets.

Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family-yet she can't move toward the future while she's haunted by painful memories.

Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

With his rugged good looks, vast wealth and family name, hell-raiser Hutch Carmody is still the golden boy of Parable, Montana. But he's done some growing up-making peace with his illegitimate half brother and inheriting half of Whisper Creek Ranch, which should have been all his. These days, Hutch knows there are some things money can't buy: like the heart of loving, ladylike divorcé e Kendra Shepherd. 

Kendra's quiet mansion reminds her of what she wants most-a devoted husband and the pitter-patter of little feet. She can't get Hutch Carmody out of her mind. But a rough-and-tumble cowboy like Hutch, coming home for family dinner? Seems crazy! Then again, crazier dreams have become reality under the vast Montana sky.




Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT.

Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…

With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family–until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…

Simply Voracious by Kate Pearce

Though Paul St. Clare’s experiences at the House of Pleasure have made him an expert at pleasing women, he is convinced he will never marry. That is, until his favorite relative, Lucinda St Clare, is abandoned by a vile seducer and asks Paul to save her reputation and marry her.

Lucinda is happy to settle for a marriage in name only with her best friend. But Paul vows to find her a man who can sexually satisfy her. Lieutenant-Colonel Constantine Delinsky is intrigued by Paul’s invitation to meet his new wife, and more than willing to engage in an affair. As passion deepens and Lucinda’s first lover threatens to expose the marriage as a sham, all three discover how much they will sacrifice to stay together…



Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it. 

Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends. 

All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.

4 comments:

  1. This week I read an ARC of Silver Mine by Vivian Arend, Camp Wedding by Kay Springsteen Tate, Love Down Under Anthology, Bound By Night, Cynthia Eden and I am Currently reading Echoes At Dawn, Maya Banks. A GREAT reading week, loved them all!

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  2. In the last fees gays I have read Skin Deep by Jennifer Wilcox, Sheryl Woods Catching Fireflies and Susan Andersen.

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  3. I'm currently reading Winter of the Wolf, Cherise Sinclair just finished Robyn Carr-Sunrise Point, Jill Shalvis- At Last (Lucky Harbor Series #5)

    next will be Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor Series #6)
    then I don't know

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  4. I'm currently waiting for Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh, and Eternal Beast by Laura Wright to arrive in the post. Unfortunately, it looks like they won't get here till I'm overseas. I've just finished reading Bound & Beast, the first two books in Sophie Oak's A Faery Story series. Great read, so I'm hoping Sophie has book 3, Beauty at the AAD convention I'm leaving for on Monday!

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