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Review: To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries

To Wed a Wild Lord
(Hellions of Halstead Hall #4)
By: Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: Nov 22, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
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Drowning in guilt over his best friend’s death seven years ago, Lord Gabriel Sharpe, the Angel of Death, knows his only hope at redemption is a race against a shocking opponent.

Shrouded in darkness for the past seven years, the infamous racer Lord Gabriel Sharpe is known to accept every challenge to race thrown at him. When his next challenge comes in the form of his late best friend’s sister, Virginia Waverly, Gabe is shocked. Yet she presents just the opportunity Gabe needs–marriage to fulfill his grandmother’s ultimatum and ensure his inheritance. What he didn’t count on was needing her love.

 
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Review: Captive Surrender by Linda Mooney

Captive Surrender
By: Linda Mooney
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Sept. 12, 2011
Genre: SciFi/ Erotica
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An elite member of the Psi Police Corps, Maurra instinctively goes to the alien’s defense when she sees him attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Her attempt fails and Maurra wakes, naked, in a cell on a Kronner ship—her psionic abilities rendered useless.She discovers that the alien, Safan, was also kidnapped and is held in the cell next to hers. They are both horrified when a disembodied voice tells them their lives will be spared on one condition: that they have sex for the amusement of their “audience”.

In a situation with no escape, Maurra and Safan reluctantly obey and are surprised to find that their intimate performance opens them to new levels of pleasure. But when their captors reveal the next level of their sick plan, Maurra and Safan grow desperate to escape—together.

 
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Review: Asha by Kevis Hendrickson

Asha
By: Kevis Hendrickson
Publisher: Self-published
Published: Sept. 8, 2011
Genre: YA/Dark Fantasy
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Asha is a 15-year old girl with the soul of a demon. She plans to wage war against heaven and hell using humanity as her main weapon. Asha begins the epic tale of the revenge of the dark goddess of demons!

 
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Review: Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

Lord of the Abyss
(Royal House of Shadows #4)
By: Nalini Singh
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: Nov. 22, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…

As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable black armor. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows—the daughter of his enemy.

Liliana is nothing like her father, the Blood Sorcerer who’d cursed Micah. She sees past Micah’s armor to the prince inside. A prince whose sinful touch she craves. But first she has to brave his dark, dangerous lair and help him remember. Because they only have till midnight to save Elden.

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Review: How To Worship A Goddess by Stephanie Julian

How To Worship A Goddess
(Forgotten Goddesses #2)
By: Stephanie Julian
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: Dec. 1, 2011
Genre: Erotica
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Lucy was once the beloved Goddess of the Moon, and she could have any man she wanted. But these days, the goddesses of the Etruscan pantheon are all but forgotten. The only rituals she enjoys now are the local hockey games, whereone ferociously handsome player still inflames her divine blood…
Brandon Stevenson is one hundred percent focused on the game, until he looks up and sees a celestial beauty sitting in the third row. A man could surely fall hard for a distraction like that.

 
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Review: Prey by Rachel Vincent

Prey
(Shifters #4)
By: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Mira
Published: July 1, 2009
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game…Play? Right. My Pride is under fire from all sides, my father’s authority is in question and my lover is in exile. Which means I haven’t laid eyes on Marc’s gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don’t exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again.

Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever.

 
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Author Guest Post with Kate Ellison

We have Kate Ellison author of The Curse Girl, joining us today to talk a little bit about why she loves not only writing young adult fantasy but reading it as well. She has also been gracious enough to offer a copy of The Curse Girl to one lucky reader.

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Review: The Curse Girl by Kate Ellison

The Curse Girl
By: Kate Ellison
Publisher: EllisonBooks
Published: May 14, 2011
Genre: YA
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When her father tries to steal a magic cure for his sick wife from the beastly master of the mysterious mansion outside her home town, seventeen-year-old Bee is the one forced to go live with him. But Will isn’t anything like she expected. He’s the same age as she is, for one thing. He’s also really handsome, contrary to local legend. Well, maybe the whole “beast” thing is meant to be metaphorical, because he’s a total jerk.

Between the house’s weird magic and Will’s snobby attitude, the situation is nearly unbearable, and Bee only wants to escape. But the house is sealed by magic, and they can only leave if they break the curse. The witch who cursed Will left him a way to break it, and the answer lies in a riddle. Although Bee would rather eat dirt than be nice to Will, they’re going to have to learn to work together if they want to solve it and break the curse.

Because time is running out.

 
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Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave
(Night Huntress #1)
By: Jeaniene Frost
Published: Nov. 1, 2007
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

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Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave
(The Clann #1)
By: Melissa Darnell
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: Oct. 25, 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Savannah Colbert has never known why she’s so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It’s as if he’s a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she’s destined to fail.
For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can’t stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….

 
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