December 13, 2009

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Author: Chelsea Cain
Title: HeartSick
Series: Gretchen Lowell - book 1
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: August 2008
Bought (via The Bookdepository)

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

Meanwhile, another series of murders is tearing up the Portland streets. Archie seems to be getting closer to solving this high-profile case…until he finds himself in a fatal collision course with the killer—one that inevitably leads him back to his former captor. Gretchen may be the only one who can help do justice. The only thing she can’t do, this time, is save Archie’s life.

Author: Chelsea Cain
Title: Sweetheart
Series: Gretchen Lowell - book 2
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: August 2008
Bought (via The Bookdepository)
Portland detective Archie Sheridan, the former head of the Beauty Killer Task Force, hunted Gretchen Lowell for years before she kidnapped him, tortured him, and then let him go. Now that she is behind bars, Archie is finally piecing his life back together. He’s returned home to his ex-wife and their two children. But no matter how hard Archie tries, he just can’t stop thinking about Gretchen…


When the body of a young woman is discovered in Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the first corpse he discovered there a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer’s first victim, and Archie’s first case. Then, the unthinkable happens: Gretchen escapes from prison, and once the news breaks, all of Portland goes on high alert…but secretly, Archie is relieved. He knows he’s the only one who can capture Gretchen—and now he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all. Even if it means becoming her last victim…

Author: Sasha White
Title: Primal Male
Series: sequel to SEXY DEVIL
Genre: Erotic Romance
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: December 2008
Bought (via The Bookdepository)
Surrender to your wildest instincts…

An empath with the ability to sense others’ emotions, Drake Wheeler has survived by keeping his own feelings shut off from the world. But nothing has prepared him for the sudden smoldering need that overtakes him in the presence of pureblood shape shifter Melissa Montrose. Even more surprising—he can’t sense anything around the sultry bookstore owner…except for his fierce urge to take her here, now, over and over again…

Melissa has lived her life in a small town, hiding her family’s mysterious birthright. A fling with the sexy tourist who wanders into her bookstore seems like a delicious, temporary diversion, until Drake touches her in exactly the way she craves, teasing and tempting every inch of her body into explosive ecstasy. Drake’s obviously a man with secrets, but Melissa’s got a few of her own, and she’s going to show him just how wild and raw pure, primitive desire can be…

Author: Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
Title: Deep Kiss of Winter
Series: Untouchable is part 8 in Kresley Cole's IMMORTALS AFTER DARK series. Tempt Me Eternally is part 5 of Gena Showalter's ALIEN HUNTRESS series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Bookclub Edition Hardcover
Release date: October 2009
Bought (via Hard to Find Books/Rhapsody Bookclub)
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden--the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure.

Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?


Tempt Me Eternally
Gena Showalter delights with her newest Alien Huntress tale, an explosive story of a warlord hungry for pleasure and the one woman would would deny him . . .

Aleaha Love can be anyone—literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander, known for his iron-will, who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself. . . .

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Title: Dreamfever
Series: Fever - book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Bookclub Edition Hardcover
Release date: August 2009
Bought (via Hard to Find Books/Rhapsody Bookclub)
MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master's spell. In the New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning's stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin's battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest-and most erotically charged-adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought-and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V'lane vie for her body and soul, as she rallies the sidhe-seers to fight an impossible battle, and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge...

It's an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth-about herself, and about the world she thought she knew.

The books above are the ones I picked out to highlight as I received a bunch (14 in total!!!) this week.  Find below first a few books I ordered but I've already have or read in another format

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Title: To Desire a Devil
Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers - book 4
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Bookclub Edition Hardcover
Release date: November 2009
Bought (via Hard to Find Books/Rhapsody Bookclub)
*Bought the mass market paperback thinking I couldn't wait for the Hardcover to arrive from overseas, but because I was distracted by other books I now have both formats on the shelves, paperback stilll unread...(I know, I am crazy when it comes to books...)

Author: Lauren Dane
Title: Undercover
Series: Federation - book 1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: December 2008
Bought (via Hard to Find Books/Rhapsody Bookclub)
*I received a copy of Relentless via Mad and being an obssessive in-order reader I had to read Undercover first but didn't have a copy of it. I knew Leontine had a copy so I borrowed it from her and read it and because I liked it so much I now have my own copy! Yay!

Author: Gena Showalter
Title: The Darkest Whisper
Series: Lords of the Underworld - book 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Bookclub Edition Hardcover
Release date: September 2009
Bought (via Hard to Find Books/Rhapsody Bookclub)
*The story with this book is similar to the Elizabeth Hoyt book: couldn't wait for the Hardcover from overseas to be ordered and to arrive before reading. With the only difference that the mass market paperback of this book WAS read immediately when it arrived.

And finally some category romances, mostly on recommendation by some twitter friends:

Flashback by Jill Shalvis
She's Got It Bad by Sarah Mayberry
Home For the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry
Hot For Him by Sarah Mayberry
Amorous Liaisons by Sarah Mayberry
Have Mercy by Jo Leigh


Donna said...

Oh! Those are some good reads you have there! I still need to read Deep Kiss of Winter myself.

Enjoy your new reads!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Wow, lots of great books! I really want to read the Hoyt one!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

OMGosh Honey! You have some amazing books up there!!! And I am lucky, because I have some of those too! I can not wait to see what your thoughts are!
And yea, the TBP is still screaming at me to read, lol!
I hope you had a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Heart Sick and Sweetheart sound good, I love a good thriller :) And I really want to start the Fever series, have heard such good things about it. Great mailbox!

Leontine said...

Very nice MB Pearl! Can you believe it I still have to read DEEP KISS OF WINTER? Enjoy all the reads.

Blodeuedd said...

Some great books in there :D
My fingers itch for a buying spree

Mandi said...

I love the title, Primal Male :D

Marissa said...

A great stack of books Pearl, enjoy them!

SusiSunshine said...

Wow that's a great loot. Gena is always good and I really liked Hot for Him.
Enjoy your books hon!

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On My TBR Shelf

  • Unforgivable - Laura Griffin
  • Snapped - Laura Griffin
  • Darkness at Dawn - Elizabeth Jennings
  • Sizzle and Burn - Alexis Grant
  • No Mercy - Lori Armstrong
  • Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis
  • Crazy for Love - Victoria Dahl
  • Kink - Saskia Walker/Sasha White
  • So Sensitive - Anne Rainey
  • Dark Taste of Rapture - Gena Showalter
  • The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter
  • Vampire in Atlantis - Alyssa Day
  • Vampire Dragon - Annette Blair
  • Captive Spirit - Anna Windsor
  • Chosen by Blood - Virna DePaul
  • Rebel - Zoe Archer
  • Stranger - Zoe Archer
  • A Taste of Desire - Beverley Kendall
  • Mistress by Midnight - Maggie Robinson
  • To Desire a Devil - Elizabeth Hoyt
  • To Tame a Dangerous Lord - Nicole Jordan

Digital TBR Next

  • Driven - Jayne Rylon (reread)
  • Shifting Gears - Jayne Rylon
  • Beg Me - Shiloh Walker
  • Tempt Me - Shiloh Walker
  • Jazz Baby - Lorelie Brown
  • Playboy Prankster - Pamela Britton
  • Just Like That - Erin Nicholas
  • Sweet Inspiration - Penny Watson
  • Breathe - Donna Alward
  • My Gigolo - Molly Burkhart
  • Scent of Persuason - Nikki Duncan

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