Free Kindle eBooks: Amazon.com–06/30/2013

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Welcome back to this weeks edition to Free Kindle eBooks. As per the usual all the information I get directly from Amazon and I just copy and paste the info. I have no idea how long these titles will be free so grab them while you can.

 

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MARKED (Eternal Guardians #1) – Elisabeth Naughton

 

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THERON – Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld. From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life–silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her. She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body. As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 1) – Anna Zaires

 

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Length: 319 pages

A dark and edgy romance that will appeal to fans of erotic and turbulent relationships . . . In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us – and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she’s never had any interactions with the invaders – until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum’s eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own. How far would you go to regain your freedom? How much would you sacrifice to help your people? What choice will you make when you begin to fall for your enemy? WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18.

Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1) – Jessica Sorensen

 

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Length: 372 pages

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them. Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares. Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on. As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

 

Shadow of Time – Jen Minkman

 

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Length: 400 pages

All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship. But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?

 

Forbidden Forest (The Legends of Regia) – Tenaya Jayne

 

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Length: 236 pages

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what. Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia’s laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war. Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he’s ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn’t matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

 

Ember X (Death Collectors) – Jessica Sorensen

 

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Length: 370 pages

**Mature Content Advisory**
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations and language. For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about death. With a simple touch, she can see when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person that knows her secret is her best friend Raven. But that changes when she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous and mysterious and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. The silence he instills in her mind and body allows her to feel things she’s never been able to before, so despite her initial reservations, Ember lets Asher into her life and lets herself to get close to him. But the closer they get, the more Ember realizes that Asher is keeping secrets from her. When unexplained deaths begin to surface in her town, Ember questions why she can’t see Asher’s death and what it is he’s hiding from her.

 

Night Time: Two Novels – H.T. Night

 

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Length: 241 pages

VAMPIRE LOVE STORY
Josiah Reign is a lover and a fighter. Out for a simple jog, he happens upon a young woman who needs help. So Josiah does what he does best. He takes on her attackers…all five of them, in fact. Little does Josiah know that this one act of goodwill will introduce him to a very strange world, a world of dreams…and nightmares. For this woman, Lena, is not who she seems, and her friends are the stuff of legends. Worse yet, Josiah finds himself falling for not one, but two of these deadly creatures of the night. And as Josiah suffers a devastating loss that rocks his world, he will fight for what he believes in. He will fight for his one true love. And fighting is what Josiah does best.
WEREWOLF LOVE STORY: PART ONE
Tommy Jensen is a rising star in mixed martial arts fighting. One night, while training hard for his second MMA match, he comes across a sexy, mysterious woman named Sasha. For Tommy, this is the beginning of something new and horrible…something strange and wondrous. This is the beginning of his immortality. In desperate need for answers, Tommy will soon come upon the woman who will change his life forever. Beautiful Maya has the answers he seeks…but Tommy wants a lot more than answers. He wants her heart. And that’s something he’s willing to fight for.

 

The Mystic Wolves –  Belinda Boring

 

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Length: 282 pages

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?  Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason’s commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she’ll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength – once given, oaths are unbreakable … even if it means risking it all.

 

Dark Wolf Rising – Rhyannon Byrd

 

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Length: 302 pages

Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she’s ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it’s discovered that Chelsea’s sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric’s woman for all eternity…if they survive. Craving more dark and sensual paranormal romance? Harlequin Nocturne has two new titles every month!

 

A Dark Kiss of Rapture (Renegade Angels) – Sylvia Day

 

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Length: 72 pages

Of all the Fallen, Raze’s hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it… until one night and one woman change everything. Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he’s the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze’s past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.

 

Lady Bess – Claudy Conn

 

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Length: 197 pages

Bess Saunders has fallen in love. He is big, he is charmingly masculine, and his Scottish accent sends her reeling with very unmaiden-like desires. Having inherited his mother’s English home and title, Earl of Dunkirk of Scotland is considered a prize catch by the haute ton. He knows one day he will have to marry to carry on his name, but he wants a wife who ‘understands’ they will each go their own way after she gives him an heir—a marriage of convenience. Lady Bess does not fit into those plans. How could she? She is exquisite, yes, but she is also an innocent who expects faithfulness. He won’t ruin an innocent, and yet, he can’t get her out of his head.
All this time, and right in their midst, evil hovers. Although Bess doesn’t look for it, she finds it—and Bess is not your average, simpering female. She takes on danger and mayhem like she does everything else: full throttle. Adventure ensues as we travel with Bess through romance and the battle of her life.

 

Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1 – Marie Force

 

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Length: 368 pages

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could’ve imagined, leaving him to wonder if “happily ever after” is in the cards for him.

 

Off Limits – Sawyer Bennett

 

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Length: 256 pages

Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it. Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It’s certainly the easiest way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down. When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart. Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Or can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?

 

Game, Set, Match (A Humorous Contemporary Romance) – Nana Malone

 

 

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Length: 466 pages

Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright’s playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he’s down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago. While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn’t the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven’t dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle. Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?

 

One Perfect Night (Contemporary Romance) – Bella Andre

 

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Length: 57 pages

One touch…One kiss… The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion—and a desire she can’t control—Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she’s gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can’t make the mistake of losing her again. One night…One forever love… Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they’re destined to be together? Especially when he’s intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day…and every sweet and sinful night.

 

Nobody’s Angel (Military Romance / BDSM Romance) (Rescue Me) – Kallypso Masters

 

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Length: 362 pages

Marc d’Alessio might own a BDSM club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damián, but he keeps all women at a distance. When Marc rescues Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first BDSM experience at the club, however, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel. Angelina leaves BDSM behind only to have her dreams plagued by the masked Italian angel who rescued her at the one and only BDSM club she ever went to. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can’t shake the feeling she knows him—but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel. Marc’s search-and-rescue partner, widower Luke Denton, confides he believes Angelina is the angel his wife promised to send him, convincing Marc she is meant for Luke. A painful incident from his past keeps Marc from letting any woman drive a wedge between him and a friend. When the abusive Dom from Angelina’s past threatens, Marc’s protective instincts kick in; he must keep her safe. Again at the Masters at Arms Club, she turns the tables on Marc—and turns his safe, controlled world upside down.

 

Masters at Arms (Introduction to Military Romance & BDSM Series for Adults) (Rescue Me) – Kallypso Masters

 

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Length: 186 pages

Masters at Arms is an introduction to the Rescue Me series, which needs to be read first. The book begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor, acceptance, and to ease his unspoken pain. Their paths cross at one of the darkest points in their lives. As they try to come to terms with the aftermath of Iraq–forging an unbreakable bond–they band together to start their own BDSM club. But will they ever truly become masters of their own fates? Or would fate become masters of them? (Book One in the Rescue Me series.) NOTE FROM AUTHOR: This is an introduction to an adult, erotic-romance series RESCUE ME. The Happily Ever After endings and much hotter scenes come in the following Romance novels. The characters can’t be contained to a single book, so you need to read the books in order to follow the men in their romances. (The author doesn’t rehash what has come before in the series and the books are not stand-alone novels. The characters continue to work on their relationships even after their happy endings, so you’ll get to see them again in more than cameo appearances.) CONTENT WARNING: There are some intense themes in this book, including surviving the death of a spouse, dealing with the horrors of incest and being tortured as a sex slave, and dealing with the aftermath of war (including a wounded warrior with PTSD and an amputation injury). These are the sometimes ugly details of their pasts but are told in real time to help readers appreciate how far the characters have come as the series progresses.

 

Bound – Nikki Sex

 

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Length: 42 pages

John Taylor is a brilliant and sexy young man in need of BDSM training to curb his Dominant sexual tastes. But John is a deeply damaged soul, bound to his tormented past. Submissive Kelly Flynn has a huge crush on John Taylor, and is restrained by troubling ties of her own. She is suffering from the “Fatal Female Flaw” when ordinarily sensible women fall madly in love with an unattainable man who can’t, or won’t love them back. There’s no possible way Kelly can ever break through John’s defenses to the tortured soul beneath… or can she? Bound is a BDSM erotic romance about guilt and redemption, the secrets people conceal, and how true love really can really conquer all. (This is part one in a 5 part series and abruptly ends. Just an FYI)

 

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ARC Review: Rebecca Zanetti – Forgotten Sins

Sins Brothers Series:

Book 1:

Forgotten Sins: Shane Dean and Josie Dean

Forgotten Sins (Sins Brothers, #1)

Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

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Summary:

From Goodreads.com

His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?

Review:

I think that Ms. Zanetti has another hit on her hands. Here we have an action packed, intriguing, highly entertaining tale about military brothers with a few extras. I have to say I LOVED the brothers! There is something heartbreaking about kids that never get to be kid and I adored that against all odds the brothers banded together and gave only each other their loyalty. Matt is the oldest brother that kept them all together as kids and gave them hope that something else was out there for them, even if they had no idea what it was.

Shane is the second youngest brother, he was in deep cover for his brothers when he is attacked and loses his memory. He doesn’t remember much, be he does remember feelings and he remembers that he loved Josie. From the instant she enters his hospital room and he finds out they have been separated for two years, he knows only something intensely important could have kept him from her for so long and that he has been given a second chance and he is NEVER giving Josie up again. I loved Shane, an over protective alpha male that knows what he wants. He sets his sights on something and does not give up until he obtains it. Right now, his sights are set on Josie and keeping her protected. It seems that he has brought danger right to her door and he is determined to protect to her at all costs. Things get complex pretty quick as the threat to Josie and Shane gets more intense. The body count is increasing and the attempts on Josies life are getting more serious, there may be a threat that Shane didn’t count on and he may need some back up. The more he remembers the more realizes he is not quite normal and maybe leaving Josie is the best thing for her, even if it breaks his heart. After all a broken heart is nothing compared to knowing the one person you ever loved will be safe from your dangerous life.

Josie, I could take or leave. There were times I really liked Josie and then there were times that she annoyed the crap out of me. She was so damn concerned about her accounting job; I mean I get the desire for stability especially when you have a disappearing husband. But trust me when I say there is no job worth my life or the life of anyone I love. If going to my job means I’m am more visible to be kidnapped, raped, murdered, or attacked there is no way I’m going because if I’m dead, I’m dead and my job will no longer matter. Josie didn’t seem to understand that concept and insisted on going back in even though she kept getting attacked there. My a$$ would be long gone, on a leave, thank you very much. At times, she was pretty strong and others whinny, she was so cold and cold I was getting whiplash. At times I could see what Shane saw in her, I mean she is sweet, but sometimes I just didn’t get it. Don’t get me wrong she is not all bad and most of the time she was fine, but I wanted more for Shane since I loved him so much.

Overall, Zanetti spun a wildly entertaining story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. We met Shanes two remaining brothers and they intrigued me just as much as Shane did. I cannot wait for Matt’s story which I believe to be the next book. At times certain phrases got repetitive, enough so that I noticed but it wasn’t too distracting and may get cleaned up in final edits. This book was action both in and out of bed from beginning to end. You can expect to be wildly entertained by super sexy military men with a few special abilities! Enjoy the ride, I know I did!

Rating: 4 Romaticals

*This book was provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

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Review- DarkLove by Claudy Conn

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Ireland back drop, castles, romance and hot sex hmm what more can I say? haha I loved this book right from the beginning. I was pulled in with Claudy’s vivid details. Claudy describes the magic so well you can imagine it in your mind with no problem.

I am a sucker for paranormal regency romance books. They are pretty much my favorite. I swear I was born in the time 🙂

There was something very enchanting and magical to this book. The love story was so sweet but there was also darkness to it as well “Darklove” describes it perfectly.

Chaz is a blonde, green eyed beauty who is coming into her own as a witch. Her parents were brutally murdered and she will not rest until she finds out who is responsible and makes them pay for it. That is until she meets Jethro.. He is handsome, dark and dangerous. He makes her feel things she has never felt before. Can she trust him? She knows he is hiding something from her.
Can they work together? Well read this book and find out!!!

The chemistry between Chaz and Jethro was sizzling hot.. Their encounter in the study was erotic and oh so sexy!!

This is a must read for all paranormal, regency and magic lovers 🙂

Rating: 5 Romanticals
Sexual Heat Rating: 5 Smoking HOT Stars
Cover: Is amazing! Dark and sexy just like the book.. Love the tattoo on Jethro’s chest
Characters: Intriguing and loveable
Story line: Erotic, Mysterious and sexy
Will I continue to read more from this author: Always and Forever!

Favorite Sentences: (Highlighted on my Kindle)
“At that moment, only the two of them existed. No other people on the dance floor- what dance floor?- jsut the two of them, connected, floating. The fireworks in her head and the beating of her wayward heart drowned out the music. Sensation-raw, carnal and alive. It breathed inside her and begged her to succumb to its will”

“Magnetism and sexuality floated around him with an aroma that drew women. He gave off a scent that made a dark and silent promise to take a woman to that special place no one else could completely take her to.”

“She stared back and almost giggled. This is what it means when they say a man is hung like a stallion.

“Och, lass… not the magic you mean-but oh how it roars between us. Do ye feel it, Chaz? No spells, no potions, only magic that comes from inside of you and pulls on the soul inside of me. Do you feel it, love.. as I do?”

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ARC Review: Anna Campbell – Days of Rakes and Roses

Sons of Sin Series:

Book 1.5:

Days of Rakes and Roses: Simon Metcalf and Lady Lydia Rothermere

 

Days of Rakes and Roses (Sons of Sin, #1.5)

 

Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

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Summary:

From Goodreads.com

Lady Lydia Rothermere has spent the past decade trying to make up for a single, youthful moment of passion. Now the image of propriety, Lydia knows her future rests on never straying outside society’s rigid rules, but hiding away the desire that runs through her is harder than she could have ever dreamed. And as she prepares for a marriage that will suit her family, but not her heart, Lydia must decide what’s more important: propriety or passion?

Simon Metcalf is a rake and adventurer. But for all his experience, nothing can compare to the kiss he stole from the captivating Lydia Rothermere ten years ago. Simon can scarcely believe he’s about to lose the one woman he’s never forgotten. The attraction between them is irresistible, yet Lydia refuses to forsake her engagement. With his heart on the line, will Simon prove that love is a risk worth taking?

Review:

This is a super quick novella in the Sons of Sin Series. I had read the first book in the series and loved it! I’ve been anxiously awaiting the second books, so I was happy to see this novella to help us bide our time until book 2. From the blurb I had no idea who this book was about, I didn’t remember mention of either of these characters from the first book and that’s because they weren’t. But that is ok, I still enjoyed both characters and there was a connection. Lady Lydia is the Duke’s sister, and he is a Son of Sin with questionable parentage.

Lydia comes from a childhood riddled with scandal. Her mother was the talk of the Ton with her flagrant affairs. Lydia’s father was extremely harsh in her upbringing, but there was one thing he never took away and that was Simon Metcalf, her neighbor and friend. One day, she was finally getting what she wanted, Simon, when her father walked in. He banished Simon from the continent and for ten years he wandered until it was safe to come home to his Lydia. For ten years Lydia has been the perfect model of decorum and behavior. She was practicing on of my favorite sayings “Fake it Til you Make it”. She was so boring, she bored herself. Her betrothed, even more boring and her life even more boring than that, until Simon walks into her engagement party and sparks fly.

Ahh rekindled love, how I love the. This is one of my favorite themes in romance. It’s just so much more believable then we meet and 10 seconds later we are in love. There are also typically more obstacles to get over, such as in this case a broken heart or a disapproving family. Now that Lydia’s father is dead, Simon feels like he may have a chance, as he never stopped loving Lydia (enter an AWE!! Here) . It’s been 10 years but the site of her still makes his heart race and other things rise to the occasion. Lydia keeps him at an arm’s length as long as she can, as he did break her heart, but eventually he breaks her down. The chase was entertaining and steamy. Since this is such a short novella it was quick but I don’t feel like there was anything missing. It was a quick fun read that I enjoyed and would recommend to those who enjoy historical romance and in particular enjoyed the first story in this series.

Rating:

3.5 Romanticals

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ARC Review: Shona Husk – The Outcast Prince

Court of Annwyn Series:

Book 1:

The Outcast Prince: Caspian Mort and Lydia Callaway

 

The Outcast Prince (Court of Annwyn, #1)

 

Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

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Summary:

From Goodreads.com

Caspian Mort can feel the history in anything he touches, a gift he inherited from his father, the Crown Prince of Annwyn. Devastated over his ex-wife’s infidelity, Caspian has withdrawn from human contact except when working as an antiques dealer.

While assessing the contents of the historic Callaway House he encounters the beautiful Lydia Callaway and senses that her home is haunted by a banished fairy. But what does the dangerous exile want? Unbeknownst to Lydia, she’s the owner of the last remaining portal to Annwyn—a mirror hidden somewhere in the house. To keep Lydia safe, Caspian will have to divulge the secrets of his heritage, and risk losing his heart again.

Review:

I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I never should have doubted Ms. Shona Husk! She has such a great way of pulling you into the story right from the beginning. This story is fast paced, interesting and the chemistry between Lydia and Caspian is scorching! The intense emotion between Caspian and Lydia is captivating and engaging. From the outside it would not appear that Caspian and Lydia would have anything in common, she is in PR and he is in antiques; however, as they spend time unraveling the secrets of her grandmother’s house the more they find that they have in common.

I loved how these two related to each other, they may have just met but they bond quickly. Both Caspian and Lydia had unusual upbringings and they both understand value of a secret. This makes it easier for each of them to open up to the other. Caspian has never opened up to anyone, no one knows what he really is and what he can really do other than his mother. When he meets Lydia he instantly finds himself more attracted to her physically than any other female he has ever met but more importantly he feels like he has finally found someone that he can finally be open and honest with for the first time in his life. He feels like he found someone that can understand how he grew up and his special abilities. I loved how accepting Lydia was when she found out about his ability. She realized pretty quick that she has found someone special and that a strange ability isn’t a deal breaker in the grand scheme of things. Having grown up in unusual circumstances herself she also understands his own unusual parentage.

While this book isn’t exactly action packed, as previously mentioned it is fast paced. Before I knew it, I was almost finished with the book and I was sad to see the book end. Shona Husk has set us up with an interesting new series featuring the Fae. I do have to admit as far as the paranormal genre goes, I do enjoy the Fae. They aren’t quite bad guys, but they definitely are not the good guys either. Their moral compass code is quite flexible which keeps things interesting. I am very curious to see where this series goes and will be looking for the next book in the series.

Rating:

4 Romanticals

*This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review.

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Review- Twisted (Dark Protectors) By Rebecca Zanetti

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Rebecca’s writing is top notch and she proves it again and again. This novella was very well written. Everything blended together perfectly. Rebecca’s books will always be on my auto buy list.

This series has progressed so much. This novella is packed with all the perfect ingredients that make up an epic, one of a kind series.

I love the way I feel, body and mind when I read her books. I can’t even count how many times I say “WoW” and “oh my” while fanning myself!! haha 😉

Maggie is a wolf shifter with no memory of her past. She has been living and training with the vampires for the last 10 years and still her memories haven’t return. She meets Terrent. He makes her burn and feel things she doesn’t ever remember feeling. Is it possible that he was going to be her mate?

Terrent is a bad ass wolf shifter working for the Bane’s council. At war and hunting were wolves he hasn’t had time to make Maggie his. But now that he has her back he doesn’t plan on letting her go. Will Maggie remember him?

Maggie and Terrent burn it up!! This novella packs tons of sizzling heat.. I loved the dialogue between them. They are intriguing and oh so loveable! The raw passion and need is explosive.. The sex scenes were erotic and very classy.

I normally do not look forward to reading fight scenes but in Rebecca’s books I do. I love them. They entertain you. They are vivid and always play out in my head as if I was watching a movie. The fight scene in this novella was badass! The cheerleaders kickass 🙂

The end was Freaking Fantastic!!!! I was whooping and pumping my fist in the air!! It was emotionally powerful..

LOVED IT! If I could I would be giving it 10 Stars!

5 Romanticals

Buy Link: Twisted (Dark Protectors)

Free Kindle eBooks: Amazon.com – 6/23/2013

 

Hey all,

This post is usually on www.paranormalromancenovel.com but I am going to put it here too!

So anyway, here it is. Same rules apply as always. I have no idea how long these will be free and I get all the information straight from Amazon.com .

 

Tarnished Knight (London Steampunk) – Bec McMaster

 

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Length: 162 pages

In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves… After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John ‘Rip’ Doolan, thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realised precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined… For six months Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she’s devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his. But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship… or risk losing each other forever.

 

 

Come the Night (The Dangerous Delameres – Book 1) – Christina Skye

 

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Length: 496 pages

Deadly secrets unfold on the lonely English heath where a highwayman pursues his dangerous vow of revenge. Silver St. Clair has vowed to reclaim her family birthright at any cost, but the precious formula for a rare fragrance coveted by all of fashionable London is lost, hidden somewhere in the misty lavender fields of her Norfolk estate. Now Silver must risk her reputation and her life, striking a wanton bargain with England’s most notorious highwayman, whose price will be her unconditional surrender, her unbridled passion – and her stubborn heart.

 

Pirate’s Bride (Liberty’s Ladies) – Lynette Vinet

 

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Length: 416 pages

Young Bethlyn Talbot, daughter of the Earl of Dunsmoor, is forced into an arranged marriage with brash colonial Ian Briston, who abandons her after the wedding ceremony. Seven years later, Bethlyn has blossomed into a beautiful and alluring young woman, with a husband in name only. Wishing for the marriage to be annulled or force her errant husband to make her his wife in all ways, Bethlyn leaves England for America on one of her father’s ships. But when the ship is captured by the infamous American privateer, Captain Hawk, he mistakes her for a prostitute. Fighting her attraction for the masked pirate, Bethlyn becomes Hawk’s prey and succumbs to nights of passion in the arms of the buccaneer. What will happen when she finally arrives in Philadelphia to claim her wayward spouse now that she’s known the ecstasy of being the pirate’s bride?

 

Game, Set, Match (A Humorous Contemporary Romance) (Love Match) – Nana Malone

 

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Length: 466 pages

Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright’s playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he’s down forty-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left fifteen years ago. While single-mom, Izzy Connors, sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn’t the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven’t dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle. Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?

 

SEAL Brotherhood Boxed Set No. 1 – Sharon Hamilton

 

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Length: 322 pages

This boxed set contains the prequel to and the full length novel Accidental SEAL. In the prequel, the reader is introduced to the two main characters and part of the supporting cast, prior to the hero and heroine physically meeting. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne is searching for his missing Team buddy. By accident, he has a hot encounter with newbie Realtor Christy Nelson, who is holding her first open house, at the wrong house. This is the first Boxed Set of the SEAL Brotherhood series. Boxed Set 2 will be available soon.

 

Surrendered Hearts – Carrie Turansky

 

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Length: 186 pages

A gas pipeline explosion and fire destroy Jennifer Evan’s apartment and change her life forever. Not only does she lose her home and beloved dog, the ugly scars that cover her arm, neck and shoulder steal her confidence and cause her fiancé to desert her. With her funds depleted and her job on hold, she heads for Vermont where she hopes to reconnect with her brother and find a way to rebuild her shattered life. Bill Morgan, head naturalist at the Wild River Nature Center and her brother’s roommate, is a strong quiet man whose faith runs deep. He and Jenn’s brother determine to help Jenn make a new start in Vermont. Bill’s stumbling attempts to share his faith with Jenn seem to fall flat and push her farther away, but she can see the difference his faith makes in his life, and her heart is still drawn to him. Will she hold on to the pain of her past, or will she surrender her heart and finally find the faith and love she longs for?

 

FEARLESS (King Series) – Tawdra Kandle

 

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Length: 421 pages

Tasmyn Vaughn didn’t expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear others’ thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly.

 

A Soft Place to Fall (Shelter Rock Cove – Book #1) – Barbara Bretton

 

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It’s been two years since Annie Galloway’s husband died, and she is finally putting her life back together, even though she stays in Shelter Rock Cove, Maine. Annie has never lived anywhere else, and her life is tied to the small community, which is a blessing and a curse. Her mother-in-law took her in at sixteen when her parents died, and she feels grateful for her love, but her husband was not the saint that everyone thinks he was. When she meets Sam Butler, a Manhattan investment broker hiding out in the small town and reevaluating his life, they instantly connect, but some townspeople are suspicious of the newcomer and his relationship with Annie. Sam and Annie do keep secrets from each other, hoping to keep their newfound love separate from the past, but prying neighbors may tear them apart. Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it.

 

The Mystic Wolves – Belinda Boring

 

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Length: 282 pages

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?  Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason’s commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she’ll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength – once given, oaths are unbreakable … even if it means risking it all.

 

Expecting Eternity (Vamp Life #2) – Jez Strider

 

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Length: 154 pages

Evelyn Angel and her friends are intent on returning to normal everyday life after their recent battle with the vampire Dante Sanuto. However, more challenges are on the horizon. Evelyn discovers she may be pregnant, but that’s not her only concern. She can’t be sure who is the father of the child. Love and friendship are put to the test.Worst of all, one vengeful person threatens to destroy everything Eve has fought for and holds dear to her heart.

 

Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story – Krista Lakes

 

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Length: 150 pages

When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while on the beach and sparks began to fly. New York’s most eligible billionaire bachelor Jack Saunders thought this vacation would be the perfect escape, one last hurrah, before taking full control of his father’s company. When an innocent Emma didn’t recognize him, he figured that he might get a chance to have a vacation from being rich. He didn’t tell her about the cars, the yacht, or the penthouse. All he did was let her fall in love with him. Soon, Jack found that he was the one falling in love with Emma. When they enjoy a fantasy marriage ceremony on the beach, they thought it was a bit of harmless fun before returning to their normal lives. A bittersweet goodbye was supposed to be the end of their perfect vacation romance, but when photos of the ceremony were leaked to the press, everything changed. Feeling lied to and thrust into a world of wealth and privilege, Emma must choose between following her dreams or following her heart. Will she be content at being nothing more than the billionaire’s wife, or will she return to her normal life with only memories of saltwater kisses?

 

Wickedest Witch – Eve Langlais

 

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Length: 207 pages

Evangeline is not a very nice witch, and she’s not afraid to show it. Her ruthless nature comes in handy as a problem solver until she lands a job where she’s forced to work with an uncouth shifter. He’s rude, cocky, totally unsuitable, not to mention part animal, but despite it all, she can’t help craving his touch. Ryker is big, bad, and brash. When he’s partnered with a curvy witch, he does everything in his power to fight her allure. And fails. But he’s not too disappointed as he discovers wickedness has its uses, especially in the bedroom. Vampires, a wedding from hell, and a cackling boss named Rumpelstiltskin make this an adventure packed, humorous paranormal romance sure to make you smile.

 

Beautiful Monster – Bella Forrest

 

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Length: 237 pages

 

Liam Swift is a young man Amy has always admired from afar. She’s seen his face a thousand times; on the screen and in magazines. He seems unstoppable as his talent and beauty send him hurtling toward becoming a Hollywood legend… Until one day – in what appears to be a fit of madness – he stuns the world by throwing it all away. Not even the most persistent reporter can fathom the reason behind Liam’s decision.
Never in Amy’s wildest dreams could she have imagined this God of acting would go on to accept employment at her local boarding school. Or that he’d personally start teaching her drama lessons. It seems life can’t get much better for Amy … until the sound of tortured weeping starts echoing through the thin walls of her dorm room each night, leading her to stumble upon a horrifying secret Liam had hoped to keep hidden forever.

 

One Perfect Night (Contemporary Romance) – Bella Andre

 

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Length: 57 pages

One touch…One kiss… The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels, they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion—and a desire she can’t control—Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she’s gone. When they end up serendipitously meeting in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can’t make the mistake of losing her again. One night…One forever love… Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. Only, how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they’re destined to be together? Especially when he’s intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day…and every sweet and sinful night.

 

The Last Praetorian (The Redemption Trilogy) – Mike Smith

 

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Length: 405 pages

Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past. Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive. However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. To make matters worse, she’s become the target of his infatuation, much to the dismay of his ex-girlfriend. Recently elevated to President of the Confederation, she’s still very much in love with him and capable of making his life a living hell. Surrounded by a galaxy beginning to tear itself apart, with enemies on all sides, he’s now also unwillingly tasked with trying to save the Confederation – for which he has little regard. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew consisting of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all of whom would fight to the death for him, and a past that possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.

 

Lucky In Love – Karina Gioertz

 

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Length: 244 pages

One Girl (Lucky) + Three Guys (Noah, Jason and Gabe) all living together under one roof = Humor, Secrets and Sorrow…and even the possibility of Love. Most days Lucky doesn’t mind being single. And why would she? Between her three male roommates, there’s always someone around to keep her company. But then as relationships evolve and change, Lucky soon finds herself being left behind. When Lucky’s birthday rolls around and she finds herself being the only one without a date in a room full of people, she has to face the sad truth that the three men in her life all have women in their lives that aren’t her. Lucky finally asks herself how she wound up there. Has love been avoiding her…or has she been avoiding love?

 

Saving Grace (Serve and Protect Series) – Norah Wilson

 

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Length: 227 pages

After wrecking her car and waking in hospital with amnesia, fledgling reporter Grace Morgan has no idea why she’d been in the process of leaving the husband she loves so dearly. Her husband, Police Detective Ray (Razor) Morgan tells her she was leaving him for another man, but that just can’t be so. Can it? She’s determined to remember, even if it kills her. And it just might. When bullets start to fly, Ray is forced to take the wife he believes faithless on the lam until they can figure out who is trying to kill them.

 

Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1) – Jessica Sorensen

 

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Length: 372 pages

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them. Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares. Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on. As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

 

Dark Secrets – A.M. Hudson

 

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Length: 720 pages

How can you be attracted to a guy who just said he wants to kill you? Ara-Rose asks herself the same question. She’s been torn away from her old life, thrown into a new one in a new country, and in the midst of death, heartache and depression, she finds herself in love with a vampire—one who kills people with his teeth! But the vampire is forbidden to fall for this human, and at the point Ara-Rose decides she can’t live without him, he pulls away and leaves her falling back to the darkness he woke her from. She will be caught up in a century-old feud among brothers, and the fight for love becomes a fight for her life. The only question now is whether her beloved vampire will find her in time, or leave her to face a destiny he triggered with their first kiss.

 

Dark Rapture – Michele Hauf

 

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Length: 589 pages

Sebastian DelaCourte has lived centuries, always seeking, wondering about the woman who made him vampire. He desires love. He needs blood.
Scarlet Rose captures his heart, and promises love—but not without forcing the two to face the twisted fate of time and undying passion. A macabre paranormal romance featuring vampires, time-travel, an angry ghost, and rock ‘n roll. Set in contemporary Los Angeles and 18th century Paris. This is the first authorized digital edition of Dark Rapture. This version also includes the sequel Wicked Angels.