When you need to sing!

Lord of Pleasure Book Cover Lord of Pleasure
Rogues to Riches #2
Erica Ridley
history, literary fiction
WebMotion
(2 May 2017)

Nondescript “good girl” Miss Camellia Grenville only ever opens her mouth when forced to sing at her family’s musicales. That is, until the night she infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball on behalf of her sister, and finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate.

Irresistibly arrogant and unapologetically sensuous, infamous rake Lord Wainwright always gets his way. When he accepts a wager to turn his rakish image respectable in just forty days, he never anticipates falling for an anonymous masked lover...or that discovering her identity would destroy them both.

Erica writes the best contemporary Regency fiction around, in my opinion. Her heroines buck against the society rules that surround their lives and find a way to make their passions into a way of life. And at the same time, find a dashing suitor with all the usual requirements of alpha hero.

Opera, in Regency times was far from a respectable place for women to sing in, and yet there were wonderful songs being written. In fact, if you were a Society woman, you only sang in family circles and only very circumspect songs at that. No real opportunity to exercise those lungs and voice. So in this story, the heroine, with the help of her reformed rake, finds a way to sing what she wants, when and where she wants.

 

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When the moon shines….

Moonlight over Manhattan Book Cover Moonlight over Manhattan
#2
Sarah Morgan
romance, contemporary, women's fiction, romantic comedy
HQ
Oct 5th 2017

She'll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…

Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog-walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list – dealing with Madi's temporary dog-sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.

Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi – how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple – he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide 24-hour care. But there's nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.

Ethan's kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over, and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all – letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?

 

This is #2 in series where Bk #1  tells the story of Fliss, Grams and the Hamptons and her romance for the 2nd time around.

Now we have Harriet’s love story.

Harriet has stayed in New York to carry on with the Dog Walking practical work while Fliss builds up the business in the Hamptons.

Harriet is a natural ‘Leader of the Pack’ and finds that dogs naturally behave around her, which make her job easier and fun.

This is when she encounters the Grouch aka the Hot Doctor looking after his sister’s spaniel, who is already Harriet’s client.

Harriet being a natural home-maker too starts cooking, and the Grouch gradually comes around to her – and dogs too.

 

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Special Ops? Not for me…

The Battles Book Cover The Battles
Special Ops #1-#6
Kristina Weaver
military, thriller, literary fiction
Kindle

SHANE
Rory is my soul mate, my one, the woman who has the power to bring me to my knees. As Shane Heart I know I have a good chance at getting my woman and making her mine, but as Vasili Alexandrov, the cover I’ve had to hold for months on an op we’re running for my boss, I am nothing more than a slick Russian mobster who bought her as a slave.

BANNER
I’m a mercenary, an ex-soldier who’s spent the last years searching for Natalie Masters, the sister of my boss, my friend, my fellow Battle Dane. That’s been my whole life for these last years, so colour me surprised when I meet the woman of my dreams on this op only to have her betray me in the worst way.

BRANDON
I’ve waited years and planned the last four of them down to the nth degree to finally get the revenge I’ve been dreaming of. Unfortunately the only way for me to do that is to use Natalie Masters as bait to draw out the men who killed my little brother.

DANE
How do you hate the mother of your child and the one woman with the power to bring you to your knees? The answer is you can’t, I can’t. I need to win her back and keep her by my side no matter what because after years of pain and grief I want the happiness I had with Jazz and I want the family she was supposed to give me. I just have to protect her and keep her with me. If she’ll let me.

NOAH
She’s angry and hurt and bitter, not that I can blame Jay after she got shot in the back trying to feed my team and I information that was dangerous to know in the first place.But she’s still all mine and I want her like I have never wanted another. I just hope I can slay her dragons and be the prince she so desperately needs. If not, I don’t think Jay and I stand a chance at working through the obstacles facing the love we once had.

MORGAN
I love Lola Edmunds. I think I always have no matter how far or long I ran from the memory of the girl who saved me every night for years. I’ve spent years being a bad ass, a soldier, a man who has no ties, no love for anyone but my ragtag family known to all as the Battles. But now she’ back and I have to have her. So yeah, I’ll play dirty and use every trick in the book to get my Lola back. It’s hard though because the woman is stubborn and has no care for her life.

* Not suitable for readers below 17. These books feature bad boy, military alphas, and lots of steamy scenes.

 

Boring. I just managed to finish 1 book in hope that 2nd would be better. It wasn’t. I never finished the 2nd let alone the rest of the series.

 

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Magical Acts: Skeleton Key?

Magical Acts Book Cover Magical Acts
Michele Bardsley
paranormal, mythology, romance
Broken Heart Publications
(27 May 2017)
Kindle

Otherworldly to-do list:
1. Save mage.
2. Fall in love.
3. Avoid certain death.

Lonely accountant Natalie Clark dreams of another life. Her favorite fantasy romance novel, Magical Acts, offers escape from the mundane. She’s re-read the story a hundred times, longing for a man who doesn’t exist: Auron Tarlett, the mage of Barrow Flats. When she’s given a strange skeleton from a woman who runs an occult shop, Natalie can’t resist seeing what it unlocks. Then she’s thrust into a world that shouldn’t exist—and into the arms of man who’s supposed to be fictional.

Mage Auron Tarlett has waited a lifetime for the prophesied woman who can save him and finally break his curse. When Natalie arrives in his world, he believes she’s the one who will free him. Her strength, intelligence, beauty and lush curves stir him in a way no female ever has, and he knows he’s found his true mate.

Together they can defeat the enemies of Barrow Flats and nullify the dark magic that threatens the Tarlett family. Only one problem remains: If they are successful in banishing the ancient evil, Natalie will return to her world—and leave Auron alone in his.

Sorry Michele, to me this novel read as though a 12 year old had written, all except the sex scenes of course – which were written by someone over the age of consent.

It was though the author was scared to leave out anything that could ever happen in a fantasy novel from dream princes, curses, and alternate universes to magical keys that disappear and salespeople who dress like a faery and offer extreme discounts and then disappear along with their shop.

Too much. Clean out the extraneous and make it a short story prequel with a lot less in it.

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Another Universe….

Mage Craft Book Cover Mage Craft
Mage Craft #1-#3
SM Reine
urban fantasy, mythology, romance
Red Iris Books
(16 Sept. 2016)

Marion is the daughter of Metaraon, the Voice of God. Now it's time for her to take her father's place in the world - and pay for his sins.
Seth is a doctor as good with a gun as he is with a scalpel. He knows a lot about the preternatural, but he's not saying why. And he's the new Voice of God's only chance of survival.

This collection contains the first three books of The Mage Craft Series, amounting to over 210,000 words.

About Cast in Angelfire

As a half-angel, half-human mage, Marion Garin is the most powerful witch in the world. She’s been embroiled in preternatural politics since childhood and navigates the factions with ease.

Or so she’s been told.

Unfortunately, she’s lost her memory, and now Marion doesn’t know much of anything. Casting magic? Forget about it. It’s not an accident, either. Someone powerful wanted to take Marion out of preternatural politics, and they succeeded.

She’s told that a man named Seth Wilder could help, but she’ll have to find him first. He’s been missing for years. Marion needs to track Seth down and fix her memory before her unknown enemy finishes the job…

* * *

About Cast in Hellfire

Marion Garin is the teenage daughter of Metaraon, the former Voice of God. Now she's also the steward of the Winter Court, which has been in anarchy since a revolution five years earlier.

Problem: Marion still doesn't remember anything that happened before two weeks ago.

Seth Wilder has a lead on her memories. Whoever stole them and sold Marion's essence to a demon lord in Sheol. Marion wants to help steal them back, even though that means abandoning the Winter Court to war. And Seth can't seem to tell Marion no.

He wants Marion nearby. Very nearby. Possibly in his teeth. See, Seth has this little problem where he's developing a killing urge, and it seems to be centered primarily on the half-angel girl who adores him. It conflicts with everything Seth believes himself to be: a moral man, a doctor who heals instead of hurts. Yet he's obsessed with Marion. She wants her memories, and he wants her to have them as much as he wants her blood.

They'll work together to make Marion whole, come hell or high water. Even if it means war. Even if it means Seth might hurt Marion. And damned be the consequences...

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About Cast in Faefire

Marion Garin, the Voice of God, is due to marry the Prince of the Autumn Court by the end of the week - assuming that the world's preternatural leadership doesn't have anything to say about it. They plan to strip Prince ErlKonig of his title, ensuring that Marion can't form a god-forbidden treaty with the angels.

Still injured from his final fight in Sheol, Seth Wilder is seeking a way to stay alive. If he dies, he'll lose more than his life - he'll be slave to the gods' whims for all eternity. He's ready to take drastic steps. Maybe even make a bargain with the vampires. But what the gods want, they get. And they don't appreciate being defied.

Another Universe, another time, and the faeries and angels keep on coming. A story where you actually grow to like the leader of the demon world and empathise with a revenant – a particularly nasty blood-thirsty type of vampire – they have feelings – they love – they feel hurt – and make jokes.

A Universe where Gods change and can be slain if they behave badly – and there is a Librarian Goat (yes really she has a goat head on the body of a woman) recording it all, and making copies because that’s what Librarians do.

Oh yes, SM Reine’s imagination has been working overtime.

Got to be a 5 because you just keep reading to find out what happens to Marion and Seth, and Charity, and Benjamin, and.. and… and…

I read the entire book series one after the other.

Cast in Angelfire, Cast in Hellfire, and Cast in Faefire

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