Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Releases ~ week of 04/28/2014

A Husband's Regret by Natasha Anders (#2 Unwanted)
Abducted by a Prince by Olivia Drake (#3 Cinderella Sisterhood)
Alien Escape by Geronimo Stilton (#1 Geronimo Stilton Spacemice)
Alpha's Tale by Erin Hunter (#4.5 Survivors)
Antiques Con by Barbara Allan (#8 Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick (#7 Cobbled Court)
Athena the Proud by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (#13 Goddess Girls)
Attack on Titan 12 by Hajime Isayama (#12 Attack on Titan)
Bad Hair Day by Sarah Mlynowski (#5 Whatever After)
Best Kept Secret by Ann M Martin (#3 Family Tree)
Black Lies, Red Blood by Kjell Eriksson (#5 Ann Lindell)
Countdown by Natalie Standiford (#3 39 Clues: Unstoppable)
Breaking Point by Lindsay McKenna (#5 Shadow Warriors)
Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter (#3 Angels of the Dark)
Darkest Flame by Donna Grant (#1 Dark Kings)
Divided We Fall by C Alexander London (#4 Dog Tags)
Flirting With Forever by Molly Cannon (#3 Everson, Texas)
Forged by Jacquelyn Frank (#4 The World of the Nightwalkers)
Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman (#2 Bachelors of Blueberry Cove)
Heart of Gold by Beverly Jenkins (#5 Blessings)
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke (#2 American Heiress In London)
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) by Kerrelyn Sparks (#15 Love at Stake)
Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsay (#8 Last Chance)
King of Thieves by Jane Kindred (#2 Demons of Elysium)
Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen (#3 Catherine Ling)
Liz at Marigold Lake by Callie Barkley (#7 Critter Club)
Morningside Fall by Jay Posey (#2 Duskwalker Cycle)
Nash by Jay Crownover (#4 Marked Men)
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (#4 Penn Cage)
Never Entice an Earl by Lily Dalton (#2 One Scandalous Season)
Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden (#2 Phoenix Fire)
Pumpkin Eater by Jeffrey Round (#2 Dan Sharp Mystery)
Ready To Kill by Andrew Peterson (#4 Nathan McBride)
Redemption of the Duke by Gayle Callen (#3 Brides of Redemption)
Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst (#2 Searching For)
Secrets of Seduction by Nicole Jordan (#3 Legendary Lovers)
Silver Mirrors by A.A. Aguirre (#2 Apparatus Infernum)
Soul Surrender by Katana Collins (#3 Soul Stripper)
Starfall by Michael Griffo (#3 Darkborn Legacy)
Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy (#1 Plum Orchard)
The Break-up Artist by Philip Siegel (#1 Break-up Artist)
House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward (#1 Jewell Cove)
The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham (#1 Luck Uglies)
The Marathon Conspiracy by Gary Corby (#4 Athenian Mysteries)
The Masterful Mr Montague by Stephanie Laurens (#2 Adair's Casebook)
The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride by Victoria Alexander (#3 Millworth Manor)
The Taking by Kimberly Derting (#1 Taking trilogy)
The Titanic Locket by Suzanne Weyn (#1 Haunted Museum)
The Treatment by Suzanne Young (#2 Program)
The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman (#1 Playful Brides)
Thornlost by Melanie Rawn (#3 Glass Thorns)
To Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy (#3 The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom)
Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal (#4 Shades of Milk and Honey)
When We Met by Susan Mallery (#13 Fools Gold)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Review ~ Templar


by Jordan Mechner
illustrated by LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland
published by First Second
genre: Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction

Summary (Goodreads): Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The pope and king aim to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That's the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

With gorgeous illustrations by LeUyen Pham and Alexander Puvilland and lush coloring from Hilary Sycamore, this 480-page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel by Jordan Mechner is itself a treasure.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story and the fact that it was a graphic novel even though it was 480 pages. The graphics fit with the feel of the story and added another dimension to it. They kept the story going and kept me interested even when there would have been a lag for a book this long.
The setting of Templar trials was something I am not as familiar with so don't know how accurate this is. Using it as a backdrop was perfect for the criminal/treasure hunter story, mixed in with a little romance and a group of men that have a strange sense of loyalty given everything that is happening around them.
Overall, this was an entertaining read. It had a great premise and graphics that went along well with the story.

Rating: 4

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review ~ Camelot Burning

Camelot Burning (Metal & Lace #1)

by Kathryn Rose
published by Flux
expected release date: May 8, 2014
genre: Steampunk, retellings, author debut 

**e-galley received from netGalley/publisher in exchange for honest review.

Summary (Goodreads): By day, Vivienne is Guinevere's lady-in-waiting. By night, she's Merlin's secret apprentice, indulging in the new mechanical arts and science of alchemy. It's a preferred distraction from Camelot’s gossipy nobility, roguish knights, and Lancelot’s athletic new squire, Marcus, who will follow in all knights’ footsteps by taking a rather inconvenient vow of chastity.

More than anything, Vivienne longs to escape Camelot for a future that wouldn't include needlework or marriage to a boorish lord or dandy. But when King Arthur's sorceress sister, Morgan le Fay, threatens Camelot, Vivienne must stay to help Merlin build a steam-powered weapon to defeat the dark magic machine Morgan will set upon the castle. Because if Camelot falls, Morgan would be that much closer to finding the elusive Holy Grail. Time is running out and Morgan draws near, and if Vivienne doesn't have Merlin's weapon ready soon, lives would pay the price, including that of Marcus, the only one fast enough to activate it on the battlefield.

My Thoughts: This story combines steampunk and a loose interpretation of Arthurian legend. The author did a good job with good vs evil aspects of this story, represented in the better known Arthur/Morgan and also machine/ magic.
Vivienne was a curious and interesting character. She played the part of the lady in waiting to the Guinevere but did not thin twice about running off to Merlin's tower whenever she could (which was more often than you would think). I liked how many of her reactions were not that of the normal court lady. She spoke up even when she shouldn't and was more likely to be found standing by the knights in a battle than hiding in the castle. Her relationship with Marcus was odd/awkward. Not really sure how I feel about it. It seemed to be there more to move certain plots along or create tension between characters.
One of my main problems with this book was the feeling that things were missing.  Vivienne's whole relationship with Azur was never explained and yet we are supposed to understand why he would expect her to leave Camelot with him to get away from everything happening. I took it to mean they had met before but don't know more than that. There was also Arthur's metal, it was just a big and well guarded thing but I never really understood the when/how it got to where it was and why.
Also, the final battle was a little lack luster, there was a lot happening but the death's of Morgan and Mordred just seemed to happen too quickly. The story was in the heat of battle and then the next sentence they are dead. There was more to the earlier battle than this main part. I had to reread the paragraph a couple of times to figure out what exactly happened.
That being said, I still enjoyed the story overall. The riddles from the Lady of the Lake and why Vivienne knows where the Holy Grail is and how she is going to help bring Camelot back. I can see myself taking the time to read book 2.

Rating: 4

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review ~ Zeus: King of the Gods

Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1)

by George O'Connor
published by First Second
genre: Mythology, Graphic Novel

Summary (Goodreads): George O'Connor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he's out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind's ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon.

In OLYMPIANS, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.

Volume 1 of OLYMPIANS, ZEUS: King OF THE GODS, introduces readers to the ruler of the Olympian Pantheon, telling his story from his boyhood to his ascendance to supreme power.

My Thoughts: One of my favorite things to read is mythology mixed in with paranormal. These are a nice refresher on the basics of Greek mythology.
It starts with Gaea and goes through Zeus defeating his father Kronos to become the King of the new generation of Gods. It shows (briefly) his journey from the cave he grew up in to Tartarus to gain his birthright (and his brothers).
As well as having great graphics I also enjoyed the author notes and the geek/greek notes. Looking forward to reading more in this series.

Rating: 4

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Shaman Rises

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Shaman Rises (Walker Papers #9)

by C.E. Murphy
published by Harlequin Luna
expected release date: June 24, 2014
genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Summary (Goodreads): For over a year, Joanne has been fighting the Master—the world's most abiding evil. She's sacrificed family, friendships, even watched potential futures fade away…and now the Master is bringing the final battle to Joanne's beloved Seattle.

Lives will be lost as the repercussions of all Joanne's growth come to her doorstep. Before the end, she'll mourn, rejoice—and surrender everything for the hope of the world's survival. She'll be a warrior and a healer. Because she is finally a Shaman Rising.

**Not crazy about this cover compared to the others in the series but still expect a good read and hoping I like the ending to this series.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Review ~ Circle of Fire

Circle of Fire (Damask Circle #1)

by Keri Arthur
published by Dell
genre: Adult, Fantasy, PNR

Summary (Goodreads): Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice.

Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the abilities she cannot control—abilities that have killed. But when a “ghost” brings a warning of danger and her nephew goes missing, Maddie not only has to leave her haven, she has to place her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human. As the noose of sorcery tightens, the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time. But the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon could be the intense feelings they refuse to acknowledge but cannot ignore.

My Thoughts: I had already read book 2 when I started Circle of Fire. I was expecting certain things, like more info on The Damask Circle, that did not happen. These definitely feel like stand alone books. While one of the leads happens to be part of the Circle, I have not seen any crossover of characters or even mention of others besides the Head of the Circle.
This felt more like being told it is a paranormal book than actually feeling like one. There were parts, like Jon being a shifter and Maddie having some sort of sight, that were used when convenient to the story but really played a backseat. I liked both characters but didn't find myself caring about their HEA as much as I should have.
Luckily there was the story of the missing kids and the evil that has taken them. I found the hotel guy creepier than the actual bad guy. He may have been the evil sidekick but he seemed to play a bigger part in the story.
Overall, I was glad I had read book 2 already. I would still have wanted to read more but would not have been as quick to search it out.

Rating: 3.5

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review ~ Cold Iron

Cold Iron (Cold Iron #1)

by D.L. McDermott
published by Pocket Star
genre: Adult, Fae, PNR

**eGalley received from netGalley/publisher in exchange for honest review.

Summary (Goodreads): The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes SĂ­dhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until she discovers a tomb filled with ancient treasure but missing a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. Gold does. Beth knows from past experience that if she isn’t vigilant, Frank will make off with the hoard.

So when a man—tall, broad shouldered, and impossibly handsome—turns up in her bedroom claiming to be the tomb’s inhabitant, one of mythic god-kings of old Ireland, Beth believes it is a ploy cooked up by her ex-husband to scare her away from the excavation.

But Conn is all too real. Ancient, alien, irresistible, the Fae are the stuff of dreams and nightmares, their attentions so addictive their abandoned human lovers wither and die. And this one has fixed his supernatural desire on Beth.

My Thoughts: I had a hard time rating this one. I really liked the modern day setting mixed with old world superstitions.
The problem came with Conn. When we first are introduced to him you really get the feeling that he is fae. Once he meets Beth everything that makes him fae disappears and he is just a lovesick guy. I still liked their story but it felt too quick and he lost some of himself.
Beth is a broken character that is starting to find her way as well as finding out who she really is. She embraces her heritage even though it could ruin her relationship with Conn and put a target on her back from the rest of his kind.
The rest of the characters really made this story and helped it keep it's fantasy feel. You got a definite Fae feel whenever Miach or The Prince were involved. Miach felt the most real. While he has some sensibilities from living among humans for so long, he still falls back on his basic Fae characteristics when the need calls for it.
Overall, I liked the world the author created I just wish Conn had stayed more true to his character during the process of falling for Beth. Miach was my favorite character and I'm looking forward to the next story in this series since he is one of the main characters.

Rating: 3.5-4 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Releases ~ week of 04/07/2014

Alien Encounter by Charise Mericle Harper (#1 Sasquatch and Aliens)
Bitter Winds by Kay Bratt (#3 Scavenger's Daughter)
Capturing Peace by Molly McAdams (#0.5 Sharing You)
Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods (#29 Stone Barrington)
Cauldron of Ghosts by Eric Flint, David Weber (#3 Crown of Slaves)
Collector of Dying Breaths by M J Rose (#6 Reincarnationist)
Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 12 by Rei Toma (#12 Dawn of the Arcana)
Deal Killer by Vicki Doudera (#5 Darby Farr Mystery)
Dog Gone, Back Soon by Nick Trout (#2 Cyrus Mills)
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (#3 Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy)
Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan (#3 Fractured Light)
Ghost of a Chance by Lauren Barnholdt (#3 Girl Meets Ghost)
Horizon by Jenn Reese (#3 Above World)
Incinerator by Niall Leonard (#2 Crusher)
Mine to Claim by A C Arthur (#1 Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts)
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B Ross (#15 Miss Julia)
Operation Shield by Joel Shepherd (#5 Cassandra Kresnov)
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (#1 Rebel Belle)
Revelations by Paul Antony Jones (#3 Extinction Point)
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (#1 Age of Legends)
Season of Wonder by Lisa T Bergren (#1 Remnants)
Shipstar by Gregory Benford, Larry Niven (#2 Bowl of Heaven)
Silent Bite: A Scanguards Wedding by Tina Folsom (#8.5 Scanguards Vampires)
Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear (#3 Iskryne World)
The First Battle by Erin Hunter (#3 Warriors: Dawn of the Clans)
The Klaatu Terminus by Pete Hautman (#3 Klaatu Diskos)
The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin (#1 Nethergrim)
The Will by Kristen Ashley (#1 Magdalene)
Toxic Heart by Theo Lawrence (#2 Mystic City Trilogy)
Up by Five by Erin Nicholas (#5 Counting on Love)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mystery Review ~ Mayhem at the Orient Express

Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies #1)

by Kylie Logan
published by Berkley
genre: Adult, Mystery, Cozy

Summary (Goodreads): At a local Chinese restaurant, it's the owner who gets taken out...

Most folks aren't forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B and B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling. South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace.

The initial book choice is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island’s newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu. But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant’s owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered. Now, with Christie as their inspiration, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve…if they can somehow catch a killer without killing each other first.

My Thoughts: I always forget how much I enjoy mysteries (or cozies) until I pick one up. I don't know if it's the covers that make me pause or something else but I should read more.
With the premise of a judge ordering people to form a book club as punishment I had to give this one a try. The four ladies in the book club are very different and their personalities just clash. It's not really explained but it sounded as if this was not the first time they had been in court complaining about what the others were doing to annoy them. Bea was the hardest to read for me, her personality didn't seem to be as defined as the others. Chandra was all over the place and trying to cleanse everything and Kate was the uptight rich girl type.
I liked the integration from Murder on the Orient Express and how the author made the case the ladies were trying to solve run parallel to the book. Considering the winter we had reading about everyone getting snowed in with no power was very easy to relate to. Since Bea's inn was the only place with a generator, it put all the main characters under one roof.
I'm not sure if I missed something or just did not have the correct mindset at the time but the twist with who the guilty party was was a surprise to me. It's always nice when that happens. Other than trying to force some romance into the story, I was happy with this book and will have an easier time picking up book two.

Rating: 4

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Stitching Snow

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Stitching Snow

by R.C  Lewis
published by Disney-Hyperion
expected release date: October 14, 2014
genre: Sci-Fi, YA, Retelling, Fairytales,

Summary (Goodreads): Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.

**Two of my favorite genres, Sci-Fi and Fairytale retellings combined. This sounds promising and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Releases ~ week of 3/31/2014

A Biscuit, a Casket by Liz Mugavero (#2 Pawsitively Organic Mysteries)
A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon (#5 A Magical Dressmaking Mystery)
A Not-So-Innocent Seduction by Janice Maynard (#1 Kavanaghs of Silver Glen)
A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer (#3 Soup Lover's Mysteries)
A Shocking Delight by Jo Beverley (#12 Company of Rogues)
A Taste of Seduction by Sylvia Day (#3 Renegade Angels)
Across A War-Tossed Sea by L M Elliott (#3 Under a War-torn Sky)
Aloha Betrayed by Donald Bain (#42 Murder, She Wrote (with Jessica Fletcher))
Apollo and the Battle of the Birds by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams (#6 Heroes in Training)
Bad Boy Seduction by Zuri Day (#3 Morgan Man)
Bad for You by Abbi Glines (#7 Sea Breeze)
Baltic Gambit by E. E. Knight (#11 Vampire Earth)
Beauty and the Best Man by Maureen Child (#1 Dynasties the Lassiters)
Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas (#7 Harmony)
Bleach, Vol. 60 by Tite Kubo (#60 Bleach)
Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen (#1 Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries)
Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble (#1 Love Across The Sea)
Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish by Janet Hubbard (#2 Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery)
Broken Dreams by Kelly Elliott (#2 Broken)
Burn For Me by Shiloh Walker (#0.5 Secrets & Shadows)
By Its Cover by Donna Leon (#23 Guido Brunetti)
Child's Play by Maureen Carter (#4 Sarah Quinn)
Circle of Blood by Debbie Viguie (#3 Witch Hunt)
Circle of Spies by Roseanna White (#3 Culper Ring)
Classic in the Pits by Amy Myers (#5 Car Detective)
Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom by Vanessa Kelly (#2 Renegade Royals)
Consumed by Emily Snow (#2 in Devoured)
Content Burns by Stephanie A Smith (#3 Warpaint)
Covenant by Sabrina Benulis (#2 Books of Raziel)
Creators by Tiffany Truitt (#3 The Lost Souls)
Dangerously Bound by Eden Bradley (#1 Dangerous)
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (#1 Dark Eden)
Deadly Echoes  by Philip Donlay (#4 Donovan Nash)
Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert (#22 The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries)
Death on Eat Street by J. J. Cook (#1 Biscuit Bowl Food Truck)
Death on the Rocks by Deryn Lake (#15 John Rawlings)
Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr (#18 Anna Pigeon)
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (#1 Dorothy Must Die)
Drowning in Fire by Hanna Martine (#3 Elementals)
Festival in Prior's Ford by Evelyn Hood (#7 Prior's Ford)
Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian (#4 Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery)
Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (#1 Ghostlayer)
Greetings from the Graveyard by Kate Klise (#6, 43 Old Cemetery Road)
Harbor of the Heart by Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer (#5 Angel Island Novel)
How to Handle a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy (#1 Cowboys of Decker Ranch)
His Lover's Little Secret by Andrea Laurence (#43 Billionaires and Babies)
Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon (#5 Chronicles of Nick)
In Search of Murder by Roderic Jeffries (#37 Inspector Alvarez)
Marked by Alex Hughes (#3 Mindspace Investigation)
Midnight Pursuits by Elle Kennedy (#4 Killer Instincts)
Murder at Westminster Abbey by Amanda Carmack (#2 Elizabethan Mystery)
My Life as a Joke by Janet Tashjian (#4 My Life As)
Panthers Play for Keeps by Clea Simon (#4 Pru Marlowe)
Peacemaker by C J Cherryh (#6 Foreigner 4)
Prince's Fire by Amy Raby (#3 Hearts and Thrones)
Quicksilver Soul by Christine d'Abo (#2 Shadow Guild)
Rainy Day Dreams by Lori Copeland, Virginia Smith (#2 Seattle Brides)
Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts (#3 Saucer)
Seducing Mr. Right by Rebecca Rose (#1 Unlikely Love)
Sekret by Lindsay Smith (#1 Sekret)
Shattered Moon by Moira Rogers (#6 Bloodhounds)
Something Blue by Courtney Sheinmel (#6 Stella Batts)
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (#1 The Malediction Trilogy)
Stone Cold by Devon Monk (#2 Broken Magic)
Sugar and Iced by Jenn McKinlay (#6 Cupcake Mystery)
Takes Me by Megan Hart (#5 Every Part of You)
Talk This Way by Dakota Cassidy (#0.5 Plum Orchard)
Teach Me a Lesson by Jasmine Haynes (#2 Naughty Corner)
The Amish Groom by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner (#1 Men of Lancaster County)
The Black Sheep's Inheritance by Maureen Child (#2 Dynasties the Lassiters)
The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry by Ann Purser (#5 Ivy Beasley)
The Bravest Princess by E D Baker (#3 Wide-Awake Princess)
The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone (#3 Bad Boys of Crystal Lake)
The Insider by Ridley Pearson (#7 Kingdom Keepers)
The King by J. R. Ward (#12 Black Dagger Brotherhood)
The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer (#3 Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors)
The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis (#5 Home to Hickory Hollow)
The Lost Stone by Jordan Quinn (#1 Kingdom of Wrenly)
The Magic Trap by Jacqueline Davies (#5 Lemonade)
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz (#1 The Ring and the Crown)
The Scarlet Dragon by Jordan Quinn (#2 Kingdom of Wrenly)
The Sentinel by Troy Denning (#5 Forgotten Realms: The Sundering)
The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump (#2 Sweetheart Sisters)
The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan (#1 Second Chance Cat Mystery)
The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match by Stefanie Sloane (#6 Regency Rogues)
The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie (#2 Chance Sisters)
The Winter King by Alys Clare (#15 Hawkenlye)
The Wolf Siren by Karen Whiddon (#15 Pack)
Turned by Virna DePaul (#1 Belladonna Agency)
Twist of Fate by Karen Erickson (#5 Fated)
Under Cold Stone by Vicki Delany (#7 Constable Molly Smith)
Vampire's Hunger by Cynthia Garner (#1 Awakening)
Wanting What She Can't Have by Yvonne Lindsay (#5 Master Vintners)
Warriors by Ted Bell (#9 Alexander Hawke)
Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (#6 Shifters Unbound)