April New Releases

This is not a comprehensive list, it’s more of a pick and choose based on series and authors I have read in the past and have likely been featured on this blog or my other blog at some point. I got all of this information from goodreads.com. So if any of it is incorrect, I apologize. I was just copying and pasting. :/

Picture Perfect: by Nora Roberts

 

Picture Perfect: The Art Of Deception / Sullivan's Woman

Release Date: April 1st

 

The Rising: by Kelley Armstrong

 

The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for The Rising (Darkness Rising)

 

Own the Wind: by Kristen Ashley

 

Own the Wind (Chaos, #1)

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel

 

Rising Darkness: by Thea Harrison

 

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1)

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Rising Darkness (A GAME OF SHADOWS NOVEL)

 

Nautier and Wilder: by Lora Leigh and Jaci Burton

 

Nautier and Wilder (Nauti, #7, Wild Riders, #6)

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Nautier and Wilder

 

Wrecked: by Shiloh Walker

 

Wrecked

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Wrecked

 

If He’s Tempted: by Hannah Howell

 

If He's Tempted (Wherlocke #5)

Release Date: April 2nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for If He’s Tempted (Wherlockes)

 

Breaking Her Rules: by Katie Reus

 

Breaking Her Rules

Release Date: April 7th

 

What Really Happened in Peru: by Cassandra Clare

 

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles, #1)

Release Date: April 16th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for What Really Happened in Peru (Bane Chronicles, The)

 

Whiskey Beach: By Nora Roberts

 

Whiskey Beach

Release Date: April 16th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Whiskey Beach

 

Silent Warrior: by Lindsey Piper

 

Silent Warrior (Dragon Kings, #0.5)

Release Date: April 22nd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Silent Warrior

 

Diana’s Hound: by Moira Rogers

 

Diana's Hound (Bloodhound's #4)

Release Date: April 23rd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Diana’s Hound (Bloodhounds)

 

The Evanescence: by Jessica Sorensen

 

The Evanescence (Fallen Souls, #2)

Release Date: April 23rd

 

Darkness Fades: by Jessica Sorensen

 

Darkness Fades (Darkness Falls, #3)

Release Date: April 23rd

 

Darkness, Kindled: by Samantha Young

 

Darkness, Kindled (Fire Spirits, #4)

Release Date: April 23rd

 

The Mystery Woman: by Amanda Quick

 

The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street #2)

Release Date: April 23rd

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for The Mystery Woman (LADIES OF LANTERN STREET)

 

Moon: by Laurann Dohner

 

Moon (New Species, #10)

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Moon: 10 (New Species)

 

Bare It All: by Lori Foster

 

Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5)

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Bare It All

 

As Twilight Falls: by Amanda Ashley

 

As Twilight Falls

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for As Twilight Falls

 

One for the Wicked: by Karina Cooper

 

One for the Wicked (Dark Mission, #5)

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for One for the Wicked: A Dark Mission Novel

 

Hunter: by Jacquelyn Frank

 

Hunter

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Hunter

 

Change of Heart: by Nora Roberts

 

Change of Heart: Best Laid Plans\From This Day

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Change of Heart: Best Laid Plans\From This Day

 

Fatal Heat and Two Dangerous Novellas: by Lisa Marie Rice

 

Fatal Heat and Two Dangerous Novellas

Release Date: April 30th

Purchase on Amazon: Click here for Fatal Heat and Two Dangerous Novellas

 

 

*This post can also be view on Where the Night Kind Roam .

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Review: Jeaniene Frost – Twice Tempted

Night Prince Series:

Book 2:

Twice Tempted: Vlad Tepesh and Leila

 

Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2)

 

Purchase on Amazon: Jeaniene Frost – Twice Tempted: A Night Prince Novel

Summary:

From goodreads.com

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Review:

Another great book by Jeaniene Frost! When you pick up a Jeaniene Frost book, you know that you are in for an entertaining read and this book is no exception. I have long been a Vlad fan, since he first appeared in the Night Huntress series. He is a total smart ass and has a brooding quality about him. In his own series, he is still a smart ass, but not quite as much as we see from him in the Night Huntress series. In this series he is a bit more serious, which is because we are finally seeing the full impact of being a Master of his own line. Vlad in Night Huntress seems more carefree because we do not see all of his responsibilities, in Night Prince he has heavy burdens placed on him by a crazy person that wants to take out Vlad by any means necessary and Leila stands in their way.

This book takes place within weeks of the big showdown in book one. Leila’s full abilities still have not returned to full power and Vlad is kind of acting like an a$$. Leila has finally had enough, and decides to leave Vlad, even though it’s tearing her apart. I love that she knows her worth and will not settle for second place. Vlad may be the big bad, but she is not afraid of him. She gathers all of her considerable strength/will and leaves Vlad and goes back to the States. Almost immediately she is attacked and everyone thinks her dead including Vlad. On the run AGAIN and kidnapped AGAIN she finds that she is stronger and more capable than she ever imagined. Leila has never really been short in the self esteem department but she is really just a bad a$$. She doesn’t hesitate to do what she needs to do to survive and goes toe to toe with one of the most powerful vampires in the world. There is no way she is going to let this newest baddy take her down!

As with all Jeaniene Frost’s books you can count on going on a roller coaster ride of action, humor and sensuality. From the first chapter poor Leila is kidnapped yet again. Poor thing she is always getting kidnapped by someone, good thing she can take care of herself! When kidnapping doesn’t work the assassination attempts really pick up, so you are guaranteed plenty of action and violence as we have come to expect from Jeaniene Frost. You know the infamous chapter 32 in the Night Huntress, there is a scene in this one, and I’d have to say is on par with that one. There are some serious smexy times in this book. I was not disappointed in this category. I do have to say this book is not quite as funny as some of Ms. Frost’s other works. There are still plenty of smart a$$ remarks but I expected more. Also, my number one and only issue with this series is we do not spend any time in Vlad’s head. I would really love some of Vlad’s POV. I know Frost always writes in the females POV but this is Vlad’s series so I would think we would have some time in his head. Tho he does have this moment on the plane that almost makes up for the lack of time in his head.

Rating:

4.5 Romanticals

Interview with Gabrielle Bisset–Best Selling Author of The Son’s of Navarus Series

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1. Where do you get the ideas for the sex scenes you write? Wink, Wink.. haha
To be honest, they’re mostly just the details of fantasies I either have or have heard others have. Some of the sex scenes are from personal knowledge, thought. (blushing)

2. How many books did you write before you decided to put your writing out there for the public?
I’ve written for years, but there’s one book before all the books I have now that sits in a drawer hidden away from all eyes.

3. What do you do on your spare time?
I like to cook, watch movies, read, do things in my yard when the weather’s nice. I like warm weather, so whenever I can get outside to enjoy it, I do.

4. Where do you write?
I used to write in my room, sitting on my bed, but since I hurt my back, I have to write at my desk standing up. I hope to someday soon get back to the way I used to do it since this standing for hours is for the birds.

5. If you could live any where in the world where would it be?
If I could live anywhere, it would be in a place where it’s always warm/hot. I don’t like cold weather, and anything below 60 degrees is cold to me. Maybe the tropics, but I’d like to avoid hurricanes, if possible. 🙂

6. What inspired you to write your first book?
I was inspired to write the first book I had published after I had a dream about a race of people descended from angels. That dream led to my first book, Stolen Destiny.

7. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
To be honest, I find titles to be difficult sometimes. Believe it or not, the title for my Victorian novella about BDSM, Love’s Master, took me forever to think up. Silly, right? It seems so obvious now. Most of the time, I try to make sure the title reflects some important theme in the story.

8. What are your current projects?
I’m currently fleshing out the next story in the Sons of Navarus series, Blood Craving. I hope to have that out later this year, but there’s nothing definite there yet.

9. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve loved to read ever since I was a small child, and that naturally grew to me wanting to tell my own stories.

10. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
For my Sons series, I’m writing a continuous non-romantic story that works with the individual romantic stories that appear in each book.

11. Do you ever experience writer’s block?
I do, but I don’t fear it like a lot of people do. To me, when the story’s not coming to me, that’s a clear sign I need to walk away and let it sit. I’m never in a huge hurry (I still hand write all my books, so even if I was in a huge hurry, it wouldn’t matter), so I walk away and come back when the time feels right.

12. Do you write an outline before every book you write?
Every one. I’m very much a plotter. My brain simply works best that way, so I know every plot point before I begin and how I want to approach it. In fact, concerning my Sons of Navarus series, I know how the rest of the books play out and who makes it to the end and who doesn’t. 😉

13. What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?
I enjoy the paranormal genre. It’s got so much room for an author to spread her wings and experiment. I really love that!

14. Who designed the covers of your books?
The very talented designer Talina Perkins from Bookin It Designs works her magic on all my covers.

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15. What was the hardest part of writing your books?
Finding the time is the hardest part. I work full time and home school my son, so those two things don’t leave a lot of time in the day or night, for that matter.

16. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Learn the craft before you do anything. Writing isn’t about telling a story. Anyone can tell a story. It’s far more intricate than that. Take some classes, read some books (not fiction but craft books), and keep in mind that it’s not something you learn overnight.

17. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love my readers, so hearing from them is a real treat for me. Nothing is better than seeing an email from a fan in my inbox. Readers can contact me at gabriellebisset@gmail.com
And for fans of my Sons of Navarus series, grab the FREE first five chapters of Blood Prophecy now while you wait for the full book to come out in May. Visit my website at http://www.gabriellebisset.com for links and more information.
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***Leave a comment below about your favorite part of the Son’s of Navarus series so far and enter to win a Son’s of Navarus Keychain, swag and a $5 Amazon Gift Card.
I will pick a winner on March 31st! Good Luck!

Interview with Gabrielle Bisset–Best Selling Author of The Son’s of Navarus Series

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1. Where do you get the ideas for the sex scenes you write? Wink, Wink.. haha
To be honest, they’re mostly just the details of fantasies I either have or have heard others have. Some of the sex scenes are from personal knowledge, though. (blushing)

2. How many books did you write before you decided to put your writing out there for the public?
I’ve written for years, but there’s one book before all the books I have now that sits in a drawer hidden away from all eyes.

3. What do you do on your spare time?
I like to cook, watch movies, read, do things in my yard when the weather’s nice. I like warm weather, so whenever I can get outside to enjoy it, I do.

4. Where do you write?
I used to write in my room, sitting on my bed, but since I hurt my back, I have to write at my desk standing up. I hope to someday soon get back to the way I used to do it since this standing for hours is for the birds.

5. If you could live any where in the world where would it be?
If I could live anywhere, it would be in a place where it’s always warm/hot. I don’t like cold weather, and anything below 60 degrees is cold to me. Maybe the tropics, but I’d like to avoid hurricanes, if possible. 🙂

6. What inspired you to write your first book?
I was inspired to write the first book I had published after I had a dream about a race of people descended from angels. That dream led to my first book, Stolen Destiny.

7. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
To be honest, I find titles to be difficult sometimes. Believe it or not, the title for my Victorian novella about BDSM, Love’s Master, took me forever to think up. Silly, right? It seems so obvious now. Most of the time, I try to make sure the title reflects some important theme in the story.

8. What are your current projects?
I’m currently fleshing out the next story in the Sons of Navarus series, Blood Craving. I hope to have that out later this year, but there’s nothing definite there yet.

9. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve loved to read ever since I was a small child, and that naturally grew to me wanting to tell my own stories.

10. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
For my Sons series, I’m writing a continuous non-romantic story that works with the individual romantic stories that appear in each book.

11. Do you ever experience writer’s block?
I do, but I don’t fear it like a lot of people do. To me, when the story’s not coming to me, that’s a clear sign I need to walk away and let it sit. I’m never in a huge hurry (I still hand write all my books, so even if I was in a huge hurry, it wouldn’t matter), so I walk away and come back when the time feels right.

12. Do you write an outline before every book you write?
Every one. I’m very much a plotter. My brain simply works best that way, so I know every plot point before I begin and how I want to approach it. In fact, concerning my Sons of Navarus series, I know how the rest of the books play out and who makes it to the end and who doesn’t. 😉

13. What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?
I enjoy the paranormal genre. It’s got so much room for an author to spread her wings and experiment. I really love that!

14. Who designed the covers of your books?
The very talented designer Talina Perkins from Bookin It Designs works her magic on all my covers.

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15. What was the hardest part of writing your books?
Finding the time is the hardest part. I work full time and home school my son, so those two things don’t leave a lot of time in the day or night, for that matter.

16. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Learn the craft before you do anything. Writing isn’t about telling a story. Anyone can tell a story. It’s far more intricate than that. Take some classes, read some books (not fiction but craft books), and keep in mind that it’s not something you learn overnight.

17. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love my readers, so hearing from them is a real treat for me. Nothing is better than seeing an email from a fan in my inbox. Readers can contact me at gabriellebisset@gmail.com
And for fans of my Sons of Navarus series, grab the FREE first five chapters of Blood Prophecy now while you wait for the full book to come out in May. Visit my website at http://www.gabriellebisset.com for links and more information.
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You can buy the box set here
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Dreams-Sons-Navarus-ebook/dp/B00AH1UTM6/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-dreams-sons-of-navarus-box-set-gabrielle-bisset/1113883126

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Blood-Dreams-Sons-Navarus-Box/book-SfiNwXe52kWNTEdTO36HoQ/page1.html

***Leave a comment below about your favorite part of the Son’s of Navarus series so far and enter to win a Son’s of Navarus Keychain, swag and a $5 Amazon Gift Card.
I will pick a winner on March 31st! Good Luck!

Against The Wall By Rebecca Zanetti

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Amazon Buylink:
Against the Wall

5 Stars

Rebecca is here to stay. She has already mastered the paranormal genre and with this latest release she proves that she can write anything.

Whether it’s vamps or cowboys her books can stand with the best of them.

Rebecca is just an all around incredible writer and I look forward to reading everything she writes.

It takes a talented author to weave together a tale with passion, love, action, mystery, emotion and sizzling sex and blend them all together perfectly. Rebecca does it with ease.

This book is the start of an epic series of cowboys and their loves.

Jake is a gorgeous lawyer. His family and tribe come first and he will do what it takes to keep them safe.

Sophie is from the big city, coming to a small town for work. She is a beauty with amazing artistic talents. She uses those talents for work.

Jake and Sophie meet and the connection is instant. The passion is there and they cannot deny it.

This book is amazing and will stay with me for a long time to come. Its one of those books that you can read over and over..

ShadowLife-Hybrid, Book #3 By Claudy Conn

5 Stars!!!!

BuyLink:
http://www.amazon.com/Shadowlife-Hybrid-Shadow-vampire-series-ebook/dp/B007LZ0DRC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363542392&sr=8-1&keywords=Claudy+Conn+shadowheart+hybrid

Omg this series needs to be pitched to all the major TV networks…
I can’t even explain how amazing it is in words… I love how involved this book is and how we get to see in to Dracula’s world and learn about him and why he is the way he is. The story Claudy created is amazingly unique.

I think I said wow and omg over 50 times since I started haha
Not to mention the constant smile and the hand clapping and the self fanning when things heat up..

I mean come on we get the best of the best in this one. Chase is a hybrid, half vampire, half wolf.. His accent is so sexy.. Roxy is a kickass, badass immortal shapes hifter who can hold her own.

I don’t want this series to end at all. It is superb.. Claudy’s characters are unforgettable. She makes the lead characters stand out and the secondary characters shine. She always brings the characters from the previous books into it. They all blend together perfectly.

This is a MUST READ series!!!

ARC Review: Victoria Dahl – Too Hot to Handle

Jackson Series:

Book 2:

Too Hot to Handle: Merry Kade and Shane Harcourt

 

Too Hot to Handle (Jackson, #2)

 

Expected Publication: March 26th 2013

Purchase on Amazon: Victoria Dahl – Too Hot to Handle

Summary:

This good girl’s going bad. Merry Kade has always been the good girl. The best friend. The one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it’s time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she’ll supervise a lot of restoration work. Luckily she’s found the perfect contractor for the job.

Shane Harcourt can’t believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. He’ll work on the project, if only to hasten its failure……until the beautiful, quirky woman in charge starts to change his mind.

For the first time ever, Merry has a gorgeous stud hot on her heels. But can she trust this strong, silent man, even if he is a force of nature in bed? When Shane’s ulterior motives come out, he’ll need to prove to Merry that a love like theirs may be too hot to handle, but it’s impossible to resist

Review:

I never warmed up to either Merry or Shane. Merry has low esteem and little self-worth through the entire book. I kept expecting her to grow and to find her inner confidence, but it just never happened. I don’t mind a low esteem character if they show growth and by the end of the book they’ve found that extra something; however, if that just never happens it’s just straight up annoying. She did manage to find her backbone exactly twice in this book, but quickly lost it again. I wanted to like Merry, she is supposed to be fun and quirky, but that never really gets fully developed. So in the end I just couldn’t end up truly liking her. Shane, was just kinda ehh for me. I mean what do we really know about Shane other than he has some serious daddy issues? I mean some serious daddy issues and granddaddy issues and ancestor issues and that was just not sexy. He doesn’t really do anything to endear you to him, except for his grand gesture at the end; which we all saw coming from a million miles away and for me was just a lot too late to develop any affection for him as a character.

Pretty much this entire book we saw coming from a million miles away. The only surprising reveal of the entire book was Merry’s mothers secret and that was a tiny insignificant thing in the grand scheme of things. Contemporary Romance as a whole tends to be pretty predictable, but this one was a bit of a snooze fest in its predictability. I found myself counting down until the end of the book.

The saving grace of this book is Victoria Dahl’s humor. She is just plain funny, she is great with the one liners. So if nothing else you will laugh while reading this book. You can always count on a V. Dahl book to be lighthearted and funny and this one is no exception when it comes to that. Overall, this book missed its mark for me, but it did have some redeemable qualities. I think there will be many that will truly enjoy this tale.

*This book was provided to me from NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

Rating: 3.5 Romanticals

 

Amanda Sig Orange