Monday, April 01, 2013

Release Day: Kristen Ashley's First Traditionally Published Book

Every time a Kristen Ashley book is released is a good day. Today, April 2 is the official release day for Own the Wind. It's the first book in the Chaos series and it's also the first book that is traditionally published. You may have seen all the buzz regarding her indie books and I'm not surprised - they are really, really good. I love the blurb for Own the Wind and can't wait to start reading it. I am curious to see how they will compare to her other books, particularly because this book will now have the benefit of being well-edited. As long as the way she tells a story is there, I'm all for it!

Happy Book Birthday!



Too hot to handle . . .

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship . . .

Tabby is everything Shy's ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can't have. She's beautiful, smart, and as his friend's daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more-much more-he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn . . . 


Here's the cover for the next book in the Chaos series, Fire Inside. 






Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Angels Fall by Nora Roberts

Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
Genre: Romantic Suspense

I always enjoy Nora Roberts's romantic suspense books. I just like the combination of romance and suspense which are paired together wonderfully. This is was the case here. After all Reece has been through (she has a pretty tragic past) I wanted her to find peace and love. I knew that to have this she also needed to face her past, which she definitely did. I was really involved in the mystery. It took almost to the end for me to solve the mystery and it was a good one. Is Reece going crazy, or is there something more sinister going on? In comes Brody, whose traits match his name well. He's rugged, gruffy and very much like a mountain man. It works considering the environment. I really liked the setting. I could understand why Reece would run away to such a wild and isolate, yet beautiful place.

Other romantic suspenses by Nora Roberts:
High Noon
Midnight Bayou
Blue Smoke
The Search
The Witness

Right after reading this I knew I wanted to see the film version just to see the story come to life. It wasn't as good as the novel but I did enjoy seeing the setting and the characters act out certain scenes.
 

Winners


 The winner from the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop has been randomly selected and contacted.

Congratulations, 

Jessica Schank Snow, you've won The Second Chance Cafe by Alison Kent

 

...and the winner from the Aleatha Romig Giveaway has also been randomly selected and contacted.

Congratulations,  

Sara you've won Consequences and Truth by Aleatha Romig

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Mirror Image by Sandra Brown

Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller

It's hard to imagine being in Avery's shoes, especially since she survived a horrific plane crash and undergoes drastic facial reconstructive surgery. It's to the point where she looks just like another woman and finds herself playing the role of wife to that woman's husband. That said, the plot was an interesting one and I found myself quickly turning the pages. It turns out the person she impersonates isn't a normal everyday wife, but one to a powerful man with many enemies. Being a reporter she takes it upon herself to investigate and uncover the mystery and stay away from the danger that lurks everywhere. There was some great chemistry between Avery and Tate. I found it hard at times that he really couldn't tell Avery apart from Carole, his wife that Avery is pretending to be. Aside from that the plot was complex with a lot of players involved and the mystery kept me guessing as to who were the bad guys. The story was fast-paced, had dangerous moments, and romance. These are all the things I like in a romantic suspense. It isn't my favorite book by Sandra Brown but still a good read.

Recommendation:
Obsession by Karen Robards

CymLowell

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Releases and Pre-order deals

There are some amazing deals to be had on recent releases and pre-orders of mature adult and adult romances. Click on the cover for more information about the book or to buy from Amazon. The prices are listed as such at time of posting but some prices may be for a limited time only.

Pre-orders $3.99 and under:

 

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen (The Secret #3)
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (The Coincidence #2)
The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski (Sequel to The Edge of Never)
Out Of Breath by Rebecca Donovan (Breathing series #3)
Jagged by Kristen Ashley (Colorado Mountain #5)

$3.99 and under

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
All The Way by Jennifer Probst
Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely
Play with Me by Kristen Proby
Relentless by Cassia Leo
Wait for You by J. Lynn
Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
On Every Street by Karina Halle
Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen