October 08 Top Read
(The Drake Sisters: Book 6)
by Christine Feehan
July 29, 2008
The star: Joley Drake was born with a legacy of unexpected magical gifts, but it was the gift of singing that made her an overnight sensation - a rock and roll goddess trapped by fame, fortune, and ambition. Heated by the flush of success, Joley could have any man she wanted. But there's only man who can give her what she really needs.
The bodyguard: Ilya Prakenskii, cool, inscrutable, dangerously sexy, and working in the shadow of his infamous reputation - that of a secret Russian hit man on the payroll of a notorious mobster. He's the last man Joley should get close to, yet when her life is threatened on tour she has nowhere left to turn. But in the seductive safe keep of Ilya's embrace, is Joley really as secure as she imagines?Stephanie says:
“This is a powerful book, I've waited for ages for, Ilya and Joley simply are such incredible characters that they have truly made Ms. Feehan's fans desperate for their story. Christine Feehan doesn't disappoint with this latest installment of the Drake Sisters. Read this book, this is setting up the last book in the series in magnificent fashion. Read this series, read this book. It's amazing!”Read Stephanie’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29510
October 08 Top ReadBLOOD TIES
by Cathryn Fox
November 1, 2008
Her survival depends on the man—and the erotic sex—of her dreams.A Claimed story
Dari Blake has spent her life sheltered from the world, believing she has a rare, genetic blood disorder that prevents her from aging. Her overprotective guardians are her only company, except for the mysterious man who enters her nightmares, soothing them into erotic dreams. Only he seems to have the power to help her shut out the cacophony of voices in her head.
Alone in his English castle, Mikel Sare has one mission in life: to protect Dari, his soul mate. Unbeknownst to her, she isn’t suffering from a rare disorder, she is a rare creature herself. She, like Mikel, is a Nallie. Part human, part vampire, one of only two left in the world. Her womb, and her psychic ability, are more powerful—and more dangerous—than she could ever imagine.
Now the alien vampires who created their kind are back, killing everyone in their path as they seek to take control of her child-bearing body. To defeat them, Mikel and Dari must join together—mind, body, blood and soul—in a ritual that will exponentially increase their power.Melissa says:
"Her survival depends on the man—and the erotic sex—of
her dreams."Read Melissa’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29410Melissa also recommends:July, 2008: Wicked Omen
by Sherrill QuinnMarch, 2008: Tempting Sin
by A.J. Hampton
October 08 Top ReadTHE REAWAKENED
(Aspect of Crow Trilogy: Book 3)
by Jeri Smith-Ready
November 1, 2008
In the ultimate battle for freedom, one woman stands to gain the world...or lose everything.
The stunning conclusion to the award-winning ASPECT OF CROW trilogy
At one time the Spirits united the land and its people.
Then came the dark days.
She is Rhia, bound to the Spirit of Crow and gifted with vision. In a world besieged by escalating conflict, fate has marked her to deliver the Reawakened from oppression.
Now, with a mighty army of Descendants threatening to crush what’s left of her people’s magic, she must trust an ancient prophecy and accept the power that is her birthright—the power of life and death itself.
For while the storm of revolution rages, the legacy of the Reawakened is about to be rewritten...in her family’s blood.Amber says:
"Aspect of Crow Trilogy has really blown me away. I feel like any other book I read now will never make up for this experience. I am going to treasure all three books and I will definitely be reading them again and again.”Read Amber’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29222Amber also recommends:September 30, 2008: The Rogue Hunter
by Lynsay SandsOctober 2, 2008: Up in Smoke
by Katie MacAlisterAugust 3, 2008: Seaborn
by Chris HowardOctober 1, 2008: Hex Appeal
by Linda Wisdom
Karen’sSynopsis: When night falls, passions rise...
October 08 Top ReadHOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT
(Midnight Trilogy: Book 1)
by Cynthia Eden
Kensington Publishing (Brava)
May 1, 2008
In her sexy and suspenseful new novel, Cynthia Eden introduces readers to a seductive world where powerful night creatures ignite dark, dangerous hungers…
Emily Drake is a psychologist with a very special talent, thanks to her empathic power, she can touch the thoughts and emotions of her patients. And Emily's patients, well, they aren't exactly typical either; they're Other - vampires, demons, all of the creatures that humans fear in the darkness of the night.
When one of the Other starts killing humans, Emily is pulled into the investigation. Colin Gyth, the lead detective on the case, doesn't trust her, and, since Emily senses he's a Shifter, a being born with the ability to transform into an animal, the feeling is pretty mutual. Never trust anything born with two faces - that was Emily's motto. However, she and Colin are forced to put aside their misgivings and work together once Emily officially joins the investigation as a profiler.
While Emily and Colin search to unmask the killer, an unexpected passion grows between them. Burned in the past by those he'd trusted, Colin had never thought he'd let a woman get to close to him again, especially a woman with a dangerous power like Emily's. Yet he finds that he can't resist her. There's something about the reserved Doctor Drake that calls to him, and the beast within the man recognizes his mate. But when the killer sets his sights on Emily, Colin will have to risk his life in order to protect the woman he craves more than anything else, and Emily will have to use her gift to look into the very heart of evil in order to defeat the monster hiding in the shadows.Karen says:
“This tale has it all: tantalizing romance, humor, a mystery to solve and a monster to catch. This is a definite keeper on my shelf!”Read Karen’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29412Karen also recommends:October 30, 2008: All Hallow's Haunting
by Desiree LeeAugust 5, 2008: Ace Is Wild
by Penny McCall (romantic suspense)May 8, 2008: New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer (reprint)August 7, 2007: Eclipse
by Stephenie Meyer
October 08 Top ReadTHE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS
(The Hollows: Book 6)
by Kim Harrison
February 26, 2008
Super-sexy witch and runner Rachel Morgan is as smart as they come—and she thrashes demons with the best of them. Nevertheless, she was powerless to prevent the recent murder of her vamp love, and she’s taking it pretty hard. Then, after launching an investigation into the truth behind the murder, she learns that some her friends’ lives are now being threatened. There’s no way Rachel’s going to let the worst happen again.
Willing to face anyone or anything dead on, Rachel sets out to ensure her friends’ safety. It turns out to be her most perilous adventure to date when she encounters a powerful demon intent on claiming Rachel and a critical family secret. Rachel has no choice but to do the unthinkable—namely, dabble in demon magic—which will earn her vital long-lost knowledge…or the loss of her soul.
Picking up where For a Few Demons More left off, The Outlaw Demon Wails is Kim Harrison’s action-packed new installment in the Hollows series. You can't miss this wild ride with Rachel and her partners in the Cincinnati-based Vampiric Charms detective agency—the pixie Jenks and living vampire Ivy Tamwood—in their latest crime-solving, demon-drubbing exploits.Nancy says:
“As always Kim Harrison does not fail to keep me up for days finishing her book! Lots of surprises in this one. I Loved It!!”Find out more: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/book.php?id=12635Nancy also recommends:November 1, 2008: The Upside of Karma
by B. Ella Donna
October 08 Top ReadENCHANTED BEAUTY
by Marly Mathews
New Concepts Publishing
August 1, 2008
Annabelle Hawthorne Morton hails from an ancient mystical line—even though she herself has not been endowed with the mark of magic that the magic-kind of Thaliana are born with. Despite this, she aspires for magical greatness, and while performing a spell the enchantment backfires in her face, robbing her of half her sight. But it doesn't take her long to realize that within a few months she will be completely blind. When her father enrages the local lord and he's imprisoned for his crimes, Annabelle must muster her courage and save her father from the beast's wrath.
Lord Malachi Hawthorne, Earl of Markham has been horribly disfigured during a magical battle. His sister betrayed him—and now her curse has put him into his own living hell. Believing that the outside world will revile him for his monstrous appearance, he retreats to his enchanted castle. He is determined to make Annabelle's father his indentured servant, until he meets Annabelle. He quickly decides that she is the one that might finally set him free from his living hell, and knows he must have her as his own.Clover says:
“Enchanted Beauty is an enjoyable tale with lots of unexpected twists and turns and layers, but at the very heart is the satisfying love story involving a beautiful woman with the ability to see beyond the outward ugliness of a man with a noble heart.”Read Clover’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29535Clover also recommends:May 1, 2008: No One Lives Forever
by Jordan Dane (romantic suspense)January, 2002: River of Eden
by Glenna McReynolds
Sonya’sSynopsis: Part of a two-book seriesSome destinies are made to be denied...
October 08 Top ReadA MERMAID’S KISS
(Mermaids: Book 1)
by Joey W. Hill
November 4, 2008
As the Prime Legion Commander for the Goddess, Jonah has been battling the Dark Ones for centuries. He has led countless angels into battle, and has seen too many of them slaughtered. Now, his noble spirit has begun to tire with the weight of endless war-which allows a Dark One to strike a blow that severs his wing and knocks him into the sea.
Anna is a Daughter of Arianne - a direct descendant of the mermaid whose poignant legend and lore is much darker and more complex than the human-made fairytale. For tragedy and isolation are the fate of all the Daughters of Arianne. Anna's longing for love compels her to risk her very life to protect and hide the fallen Jonah. And the longer Jonah delays his return to the heavens, the more Anna's secret passions are tempted.
Anna knows that Jonah's destiny lies beyond her desire-and that if she repeats her ancestor's mistakes, heartache will be her only reward. But as she falls more in love with him, Anna wonders if she's destined to lose her heart and her dreams to save Jonah's soul...Sonya says:
"I am in awe of this book. I have read lots of books, and many are enjoyable. Some make an impression while some blend in with all the others. A MERMAID's KISS remains with me and I imagine it will for a long time to come.”Sonya’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29418Sonya also recommends:March 1, 2008: Last Wolf Standing
by Rhyannon Byrd
October 08 Top ReadVEILED TRUTH
(Valorian Chronicles: Book 3)
by Vivi Anna
October 1, 2008
Five years ago, virginal Lyra Magice had fled powerful dhampir Theron LeNoir's advances. But now an ancient text the dhampir possesses holds the key to solving murders that have plagued Necropolis. When another body is found and evidence points to the Mistress of the city, duty dictates that Lyra work with Theron—a man she regards as haughty, arrogant and immoral—to translate the symbols left at the crime scenes. But with their forced alliance comes darkly sensual dreams that leave her feeling wanton and achy...
Unwilling to reveal his dark past, the dhampir soon discovers that Lyra—a witch of great power—is to be the sacrificial virgin in a demonic scheme to open a portal to hell itself. Salvation will come only if Theron can win Lyra's trust—and her heart.Catherine says:
"Vivi Anna just gets better and better! I loved the first book, the second was awesome and the third book I just couldn't put down.”Catherine’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29292Catherine also recommends:February 5, 2008: The Accidental Werewolf
by Dakota CassidyMay 1, 2007: Dead Sexy
by Tate Hallaway
October 08 Top ReadKNIGHT’S FORK
(The Gods of Tigron: Book 4)
by Rowena Cherry
September 30, 2008
"Carpe Scrotum. Seize life by the testicles."
The Queen Consort of Volnoth needs a sperm donor, and only one green-eyed god has the right stuff. Little does she know that she has pinned her hopes on the loins of the fabled Royal Saurian Djinn. Not only is he the son of her greatest enemy, but he has taken a vow of chastity.
The Saurian Knight is caught between a father who has all the moral integrity of a Mafia Don, and a married princess who will stop at nothing to have his seed in her belly. No matter which way he turns, he is "forked".
Taking the wrong lover, in the wrong place, at the wrong time is dangerous. And when the High and the Mighty intervene, it can be fatal. Can true love and a pure White Knight's virtue triumph, when society loves a right royal scandal?Jacquie says:
"Knight's Fork is fun, sexy, fast-paced, and very clever. Rowena Cherry's talent shines once again, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series. There's nothing like a Great Djinn god to spice up your day!”Jacquie’s Review: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=29437Jacquie also recommends:October 28, 2008: Warrior’s Lady
by Gerri Russell (Medieval romance)November 4, 2008: Spy Candy
by Gina Robinson (romantic suspense)
~~~~~~~~Marlene recommends:September 1, 2008: The Price of Desire
by Jo Goodman (Regency)September 1, 2008: The Darcys and the Bingleys
by Marsha Altman (Historical)
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