Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ARC Review: Angels' Blood

This review is brought to you thanks to my book fairy (you know who you are)! I know it comes out next week but I was totally impatient and couldn't wait. And sure, I have it on pre-order but had to read it NOW! And it's GREAT! On to the review...

Title: Angels' Blood

Author: Nalini Singh

Published: March 2009

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Guild Hunters Book #1
Novella (ebook only): Angels' Pawn

From the Author Site: Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best—but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option...even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

Hero: Raphael, Archangel of New York. Dangerously beautiful, ruthless, lethal, seductive and alluring. He is definitely not one of those "nice" angel. He has the dangerous allure, the kind that has you fascinated from afar wishing you had the bravery to snuggle him up close and very personal. And as to his angel dust... he can dust me anytime he'd like, especially with that special blend of his! The quote that definitely sums up Raphael is:
“Don’t fail, Elena.” His eyes were mild but his smile, it spoke of things better not said aloud. “You intrigue me—I’d hate to have to punish you.”

Her mind flashed to that image of the vampire in Times Square, that broken mess that had once been a person… Raphael’s definition of punishment.

Heroine: Elena Deveraux, Guild Hunter. She is definitely gusty and stubborn as well as a bit reckless when it comes to Raphael. Elena is one of the hunter-born, born with skills that help her track vampire, and has probably the strongest set of those skills therefore when the Cadre of Ten (the Archangels) needs that special someone to track the impossible (Archangel gone bad), she's their gal. Like all good urban fantasy heroine's, she not afraid of the fight (even against the impossible), has a smart mouth (that only gets her into more trouble), is constantly armed and is more likely to kick ass and take numbers than wait for her hero to come get her out of the mess she's in. The quote that sums Elena up best is:
"Great." Elena walked out from behind Rahael. "Join the queue."

Micheala folded her arms across her front, plumping up her breast. "Do tell. It might be entertaining to see who gets to you first."

"Excuse me if entertaining you isn't at the top of my agenda." Oh, she could be brave now, when Raphael needed her. After... well, she had so many other problems, it didn't seem worth the effort to mollify a pissy archangel.

Review: Loved it! Nalini Singh definitely has another best seller on her hands as well as another great series. This is her first book in her new Guild Hunters series as well as her debut into the urban fantasy genre. Unlike other recent urban fantasy novels, this is told in the third person with some first person insights from the heroine, hero and villain. The style is in keeping with what one has come to expects from Ms. Nalini: a wonderfully crafted story with intriguing characters that take one out of the mundane world and into the fantastic. Her worlds are rich with fantastic character and situation while keeping everything believable.

The story is fast paced, packed full of action and tension right up to the end. It opens with Elena on a vampire hunt which leads her to a breakfast meeting with Raphael, Archangel of New York, and her latest, even if it is unwanted, gig of hunting down a rogue archangel with Raphael where failure, or quitting, is NOT an option.

The tension between Elena and Raphael is sublime. Elena can't help but be attracted by Raphael even though it's probably going to cost her her life. And Raphael is intrigued by Elena, something that doesn't happen frequently to this immortal, and she keeps telling him something he does not hear often, if ever, which is "No." They simple sizzle.

Angels in this story are not your nice, friendly, caring angels. They are a group of ruthless immortals who make and control vampires. They are ruled by the Cadre of Ten. The Cadre of Ten is definitely not a group to piss off. Basically they are the ten archangels who rule the world. Getting in on their bad side is worse than fatal. I think the maxin "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" works well for these angels and archangels.

The cast of secondary characters is fantastic. You have Elena's best friends: Sara and Ransom. Then you have Raphael's guys: Dimitri, Venom, Illium and Jason. As well as the other archangels in the Cadre of Ten. Can't wait to read more about them in the future adventures of Elena and Raphael. I would love to see the back story on Sara and her tracker husband, Deacon, as well as that of Archangel Elijah and Angel Hannah.

The only part I didn't enjoy was the bit confusing part/interaction with Elena's family. Didn't think it really added much to the story, other than a bit of "huh?" and the affirmation that Elena's family is a bunch of self-centered losers who don't care about Elena is the least.

The book also has some great teasers included. The steamy excerpt from Nalini Singh's next Psy/Changling book, Branded by Fire and a sneak teaser into Angels' Kiss the next book in the Guild Hunters series.

Keeper?: Yes

Recommendation: A must read for all Nalini Singh fans. And if you haven't read any Nalini Singh, well here's your chance.

Rating: A

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Excellent book day!

Today is an excellent book day and just in time for mom's birthday... I get presents on my mom's birthday... right?!

Anywhoo... Released today are three must-have for me:

The next exciting chapter in the Gabriel's Ghost universe, Hope's Folly!

This is Phillip's story. I was lucky to get an ARC copy awhile ago. See review here.

I have to say that after reading Gabriel's Ghost and Shades of Dark, Phillip wasn't exactly hero material to me, but after reading Hope's Folly I've had to change my mind. He's a totally hawtie!

Also out today is the sequel to Anton Strout's Simon Canderous debut book Dead to Me, my review of Dead to Me here.

Okay so poor Simon is in for even more trouble than before as he continues in his job at the DEA (that the Department of Extra-ordinary Affairs!). What exciting new adventure await for Simon? Here's the blurb from

It’s been 737 days since the Department of Extraordinary Affairs’ last vampire incursion, but that streak appears to have ended when a boat full of dead lawyers is found in the Hudson River. Using the power of psychometry—the ability to divine the history of an object by touching it—agent Simon Canderous discovers that the booze cruise was crashed by something that sucked all the blood out of the litigators. Now, his workday may never end—until his life does.

Last, and definitely not least, is Nalini Singh's e-book Angels' Pawn, the bonus novella in Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter world.

Check Nalini's blog for where to buy. A nice little appetizer to get all ready for Angel's Blood which will be out in early March (the 3rd to be exact!).

So many books... it's so hard to choose which to sink my teeth into first!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Review: Dark Needs at Night's Edge

Title: Dark Needs at Night's Edge

Author: Kresley Cole

Published: April 2008

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Immortals After Dark #5
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy to Get anthology)
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked
Book 4: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

From the Author Site: A vampire warrior consumed by madness, trapped in the lair of an otherworldly temptress only he can see. The beauty wants him gone--the warrior can't leave.

Let the games begin...

Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina in the early 1900s, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with powers, but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away any trespassers--until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Néomi herself.

To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. There only Conrad can see the dancer with wild raven hair--who seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature inflames him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.

Yet even if Conrad can win Néomi and claim her completely, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?

Hero: Conrad Wroth: Vampire... Crazy, evil vampire turned good by love. Conrad's spent hundreds of years as one of the most brutal assassins in the Lore as well as one of the most hated beings, a vampire. Which makes him the ultimate loner. And since he has been drinking his victim dry as they die, he has gained their knowledge and memories which has made him both powerful as well as crazy. When his brothers final catch him, they imprison him in estate which is haunted by a ghost only he can see and hear.

Heroine: Neomi Laress: Ghost... While alive Neomi was a prima ballerina who loved to dance and party. The girl just loved to party. 80 years ago, she was murdered in her new home and has been haunting it ever since. For that whole time she has been alone, no one to could see her or hear her until this crazy vampire is imprisoned in her home. And since he's the only one she can interact with, she befriends him.

Review: Another great read from Kresley Cole. The loner hero who shuns everyone and everything (except the people he kills) and the very social heroine who can't interact with anyone seem like a unlikely pair, but Kresley makes it work. She makes us feel Neomi's yearning for company and someone to be with and Conrad's need to for someone to care for and protect to help him out of his insane rages.

This book is full of tension considering the hero and heroine can't touch each other for 2/3rd of the story. As a ghost, Neomi is noncorporeal and cannot touch or be touched. Kresley certainly makes you feel their need. And not only that, but he's the virgin while she's the one with experience, gotta love that twist. Not a whole lot of hawt virgin heroes out there. And Neomi definitely knows how to catch a guy's eye. Shower scene! Enough said.

Gotta love Nucking Futs Nix, the Ever-Knowing, Proto-Valkyrie and Soothsayer. She's powerful, crazy and naughty. What's not to like about her? The rage demon brothers Rydstrom and Cade make another apperance much to my delight.

Keeper?: Yes

Recommendation: Although this is book 5 in the series it can be read out of order and still have full understanding of the story and most of the background. Kresley Cole does a wonderful job in keep her Lore world alive throughout the series.

Rating: A

Friday, February 20, 2009

Book List!

Saw this awesome list over at Ramblings on Romance, Etc. Can you say *WOW*!?

Red = Read, Blue = TBR

01. Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard
02. The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
03. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
04. The Secret by Julie Garwood
05. Love, Cherish Me by Rebecca Brandewyne
06. Roslende by Roberta Gellis
07. Dreaming Of You by Lisa Kleypas
08. The Duke by Gaelen Foley
09. It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
10. The Blood of Roses by Marsha Canham
11. Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn
12. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
13. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
14. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
15. All through the Night by Connie Brockway
16. The Ugly Ducking by Iris Johansen
17. The Man Outside, by Jane Donnelly
18. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie 2004
19. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
20. Angelique series by Sergeann Golon
21. Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
22. Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt
23. Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
24. Dream Fever by Katherine Sutcliffe
25. The Windflower by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis)
26. Ransom by Julie Garwood
28. The Golden Chance by Jayne Ann Krentz
29. Cry No More by Linda Howard
30. Someone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught
31. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons - 2001, Tatiana & Alexander series - (as soon as I can find it)
32. Again The Magic by Lisa Kleypas
33. Skye O'Malley by Bertrice Small
34. Naked In Death by J.D. Robb
35. The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss
36. This Is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
37. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
38. The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux
39. Lions and Lace by Meagan Mckinney
40. Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
41. The Man Who Loved Christmas by Kathryn Shay
42. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
43. Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
44. Topaz by Beverly Jenkins
45. The Warlord by Elizabeth Elliott - (read the one by Elizabeth Vaughan, does that count?)
46. Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
47. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
48. Mystique by Amanda Quick
49. The Rose Legacy by Kristen Heitzmann
50. Kill and Tell by Linda Howard
51. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
52. The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
53. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
54. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
55. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
56. The Negotiator by Dee Henderson
57. Miss Emmaline & The Archangel by Rachel Lee
58. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
59. Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi
60. Pursuit by Elizabeth Jennings
61. A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodwiss
62. Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard
63. The Dragon and the Jewel by Virginia Henley
64. Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty
65. Scandalized by Lori Foster
66. Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
67. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
68. Libby's London Merchant by Carla Kelly
69. One Good Turn by Carla Kelly
70. The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory
71. Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain
72. Touch the Sun by Cynthia Wright
73. Desert Hostage by Diane Dunaway
74. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
75. Gold Ring of Betrayal by Michelle Reid
76. The Spanish Groom by Lynne Graham
77. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
78. Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier
79. Mother's Day Miracle by Lois Richer
80. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
81. Ride of the Fire by Pamela Clare
82. Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson
83. Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
84. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
85. Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall
86. Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
87. Green Darkness by Anya Seton
88. If You Believe by Kristin Hannah
89. The Devil and Ms. Moody by Suzanne Forster -- CR, 1990
90. Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
91. Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
92. Sanguinet’s Crown by Patricia Veryan
93. Under the Wild Moon by Diane Carey
94. Some Men's Dreams by Kathleen Korbel
95. The Marriage Bed by Laura Lee Guhrke
96. Paradise by Judith Mcnaught - CR, 1991, series
97. Remembrance-Jude Deveraux
98. Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag
99. The Texan and The Lady by Jodi Thomas
100. Dragon's Dream by Mary Gillgannon

101. Summer of the Unicorn by Kay Hooper
102. Savage Thunder by Johanna Lindsey
103. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
104. Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
105. Bold Angel by Kat Martin
106. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
107. Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart
108. A Basket of Wishes S by Rebecca Paisley
109. The Snese of Honor by Ashley Kath-Bilsky
110. Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
111. The Kadin by Beatrice Small
112. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
113. Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
114. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
115. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
116. Truly Madly Viking by Sandra Hill
117. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
118. Forbidden by Elizabeth Lowell
119. The Love Slave by Bertrice Small
120. Tara's Song by Barbara Ferry Johnson
121. Innocence Undone by Kat Martin
122. Taming the Beast by Amy J. Fetzer
123. High Energy by Dara Joy
124. Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
125. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
126. Tell It To The Marines by Amy J. Fetzer
127. Promises Prevail by Sarah McCarty
128. Heart of Fire by Linda Howard
129. Wildest Dreams by Rosanne Bittner
130. Perfect by Judith McNaught
131. The Bride by Julie Garwood
132. Shattered Legacy by Lora Leigh
133. Shadowed Legacy by Lora Leigh
134. Blades of Passion by Claudette Williams
135. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts
136. Devil's Embrace by Catherine Coulter
137. The Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson
138. Ashes In The Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
139. The Claiming of Moira Shine by M A Everaux
140. Gryffin Strain: His Female by Madison Hayes
141. Ask For It by Sylvia Day
142. The Sea King by Jolie Mathis
143. Midnight Angel by Lisa Marie Rice - (Read Lisa Kleypas's does that count?)
144. Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
145. Rose of Rapture by Rebecca Brandewyne
146. The Dragon Lord by Connie Mason
147. Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann
148. Dark Lover by JR Ward
149. Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey
150. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
151. The Golden Unicorn by Phyllis A. Whitney
152. The Bargain by Julia Templeton
153. The Wedding by Julie Garwood
154. Love in a Mist by Patricia Grasso
155. My Heart's Desire by Patricia Grasso
156. Crazy for You by Jennifer Cruise
157. Present Danger by Susan Andersen
158. Tempted by Virginia Henley
159. Sweet Savage Eden by Heather Graham
160. Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
161. Goddess of Spring by P C Cast
162. The Lady's Tutor by Robin Schone
163. Winterwood, by Dorothy Eden
164. Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman
165. Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
166. Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde
167. Hunter's Green by Phyllis A Whitney
168. Passion Moon Rising by Rebecca Brandewyne
169. Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman
170. Jasmine on the Wind by Mallory Dorn Hart
171. Sweet Starfire by Jayne Ann Krentz
172. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
173. Angel In Scarlet by Jennifer Wilde
174. This Fierce Splendor by Iris Johansen
175. Sister Peters in Amsterdam by Betty Neels
176. Beyond Eden by Catherine Coulter
177. Passion by Lisa Valdez
178. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough - (does anything nice ever happened to this folks! Most depressing romance ever!)
179. WyndRiver Sinner By Charlotte Boyett
180. Lawless by Diana Palmer
181. Pale Moon Rider by Marsha Canham
182. McKettrick’s Heart by Linda Lael Miller
183. Npbody’s Darling by Teresa Medeiros
184. Blackheart by Tamara Leigh
185. Treat Her Right by Lori Foster
186. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
187. Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
188. The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
189. To Love a Man by Karen Robards
190. A Candle in Her Heart by Emilie Loring
191. Honorbound by Laura Taylor
192. The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce
193. The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
194. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
195. The Spanish Rose by Shirlee Busbee
196. Defiant Love by Maura Seger
197. Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson
198. Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
199. Gypsy Lady by Shirlee Busbee
200. The Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskin

201. Highland Knight by Hannah Howell
202. Lady Vixen by Shirlee Busbee
203. A Most Unsuitable Man by Jo Beverly
204. Frankly, My Dear by Sandra Hill
205. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
206. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
207. Captain Jack's Woman by Stephanie Laurens
208. Devil’s Desire by LauRie McBain
209. Clay Yeager's Redemption by Justine Davis
210. A Year and a Day by Virginia Henley
211. Kiss And Tell by Cherry Adair
212. Enchanted by Elizabeth Lowell
213. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts
214. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell
215. Feet First by Leanne Banks
216. Vixen by Jane Feather
217. My Wicked Pirate by Rona Sharon
218. Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
219. Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
220. Stormfire by Christine Monson
221. The Lover by Nicole Jordan
222. Captive Flame by Patricia Phillips
223. The Last Mermaid by Shana Abe
224. Grand Passion by Jayne Ann Krentz
225. Conception by Sarah McCarty
226. The Unknown Ajax - Georgette Heyer
227. Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy - (When I can find it)
228. Gabriel's Bride by Samantha James
229. Paint the Wind by Cathy Cash Spellman -
230. One Summer by Karen Robards
231. Shield's Lady by Amanda Glass
232. After the Night by Linda Howard
233. Tallchief by Dinah McCall
234. While Passion Sleeps by Shirlee Busbee
235. Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey
236. Adora by Bertrice Small
237. Swan Road by Rebecca Brandewyne
238. Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown
239. Double Standards by Judith McNaught
240. Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice
241. Along Came Jones by Linda Windsor
242. Give Him The Slip by Geralyn Dawson
243. If You Desire by Kresley Cole
244. Tapestry by Karen Ranney
245. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
246. Coming Undone by Stephanie Tyler
247. Bed of Spices by Barbara Samuel
248. Ashton's Bride by Judith O'Brien
249. Stealing Heaven by Marion Meade
250. Leopard in the Snow by Anne Mather
251. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
252. The Pretty Horsebreakers by Barbara Cartland
253. Silent Run by Barbara Freethy
254. Silent Fall by Barbara Freethy
255. The Education of Mrs Brimley by Donna MacMeans
256. The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
257. Rising Tides by Nora Roberts
258. Runaway Time by Deborah Gordon
259. Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey
260. A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith
261. Enslaved by Virginia Henley
262. On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
263. Oasis of the Heart, by Jessica Hart
264. Once and Always by Judith McNaught
265. Briar Rose by Kimberly Cates
266. Winter's Heat by Denise Domning
267. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
268. Envy by Sandra Brown
269. Lord of a Thousand Nights by Madeline Hunter
270. Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson
271. Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan
272. Duchess In Love by Eloisa James
273. Beauty by Robin McKinley
274. Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice
275. Nobody Does it Better by Jennifer Labrecque
276. A Fire In The Heart by Katherine Sutcliffe
277. Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
278. Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
279. To Tempt a Scotsman by Victoria Dahl
280. The Secret Passion Of Simon Blackwell by Samantha James
281. Diamond Tiger by Ann Maxwell
282. The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
283. Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
284. Daughter of the Game/Secrets Of A Lady by Tracy Grant
285. A Savage Betrayal by Lynne Graham
286. The Longest Pleasure by Anne Mather
287. Amanda - by Kay Hooper
288. Warrior Bride by Tamara Leigh
289. I Hear Adventure Calling by Emilie Loring
290. Lord of the Night by Susan Wiggs
291. Dawn's Early Light by Elswyth Thane
292. Dark Side of Dawn by Merline Lovelace
293. Run! by Patricia Wentworth
294. Ever After by Elswyth Thane
295. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
296. To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston
297. Journey for a Princess, by Margaret Leighton
298. The Bay of the Nightengales by Essie Summers
299. A Solitary Heart by Amanda Carpenter
300. The Lover by Robin Schone

301. Gabriel's Woman by Robin Schone
302. Lost In Love by Michelle Reid
303. Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz
304. Bonds of Love by Lisa Gregory
305. Shattered Rainbows by Mary Jo Putney
306. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
307. The Rake by Suzanne Enoch
308. Beneath a Blood Red Moon by Shannon Drake
309. Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
310. What She Doesn't Know by Beverly Barton
311. Candle in the Wind by Sally Wentworth
312. The Husband List by Victoria Alexander
313. A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens
314. Sealed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge
315. Long Surrender by Charlotte Lamb
316. A Kiss In The Dark" by Meryl Sawyer
317. The Velvet Promise by Jude Deveraux
318. Highland Velvet by Jude Deveraux
319. Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
320. Scent of Danger by Andrea Kane
321. Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart
322. No Gentle Love by Rebecca Brandewyne
323. The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
324. Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
325. The Outsider by Penelope Williamson
326. No Greater Love by Katherine Kingsley
327. Tender Torment by Jane Archer
328. One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney
329. Again by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
330. The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper
331. In the Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind
332. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart
333. Night in Eden by Candice Proctor
334. Rekindled by Tamara Alexander
335. Christmas Angel by Shannon Waverly
336. Upon A Midnight Clear by Jude Deveraux and Linda Howard
337. Christmas on Conrad Street - by Marcia Evanick
338. My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverly
339. A Christmas Baby by Annette Blair
340. Wings of the Storm by Susan Sizemore
341. To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney
342. Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
343. Pleasure for Pleasure by Eloisa James
344. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
345. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
346. Again The Magic by Lee Damon
347. Warrior's Woman by Johanna Lindsey
348. To Love and To Cherish by Patricia Gaffney
349. Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly
350. The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh
351. Summer's Awakening by Anne Weale
352. The Forever Dream by Iris Johansen
353. Scoundrel by Elizabeth Elliott
354. Midsummer's Moon by Laura Kinsale
355. Remember When by Nora Roberts
356. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
357. Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne
358. Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag
359. The Bastard by John Jakes
360. The Gift by Julie Garwood
361. The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch by Marsha Moyer
362. Billy Bob Walker Got Married by Lisa G. Brown
363. Mackenzie's Mission by Linda Howard
364. The Monk Downstairs by Tim Farrington
365. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes
366. Giordanni's Proposal by Jacqueline Baird
367. Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard
368. Letters from a Stranger by Connie Rinehold
369- Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown
370. Now You See Her by Linda Howard
371. Some Enchanted Season by Marilyn Pappano
372. Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
373. To Die For by Linda Howard
374. Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
375. Lightning that Lingers by Sharon and Tom Curtis
376. Silk and Shadows by Mary Jo Putney
377. Home for Christmas by Patricia Potter
378. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
379. Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair
380. Blush by Suzanne Forster
381. The Witness by Ginna Gray
382. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
383. Desiree by Annemarie Selinko
384. Shadow Dance by Susan Andersen
385. The Love of a Cowboy by Anna Jeffrey
386. Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
387. The Portrait by Megan Chance
388. Scream For Me by Karen Rose
389. A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith
390. Sweet Everlasting by Patricia Gaffney
391. Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood
392. Ross Poldark (The Poldark Saga) by Winston Graham
393. The Skypirate by Justine Davis
394. The Year of Living Famously by Laura Caldwell
395. Northern Star by Jodi Thomas
396. After Innocence by Brenda Joyce
397. Lord Of Storms by Justine Davis
398. Miranda Blue Calling by Michelle Curry Wright
399. Katherine by Anya Seton
400. Heart Throb by Suzanne Brockmann

401. Blaze by Susan Johnson
402. True Colors by Susan Kyle
403. Love Conquers All by Roseanne Williams
404. Mine To Take by Dara Joy
405. Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase
406. Gryffin Strain: His Mistress by Madison Hayes
407. Cry Wolf by Amanda Carpenter
408. The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase
409. To Trust a Wolf by Kate Steele
410. North Wolf by M A Everaux
411. River of Fire by Mary Jo Putney
412. Awaken My Love by Robin Schone
413. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
414. Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister
415. Romancing Mr.Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
416. Winter Garden by Adele Ashworth
417. Traitorous Hearts by Susan Kay Law
418. Autumn Rain by Anita Mills
419. A Rose At Midnight by Anne Stuart
420. The Painted Lady by Lucia Grahame
421. Girls Night by Stef Ann Holm
422. My False Heart by Liz Carlyle
423. Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow
424. The Ground She Walks Upon by Meagan McKinney
425. Cool Shade by Theresa Weir
426. Becca's Baby by Tara Taylor Quinn
427. After Caroline by Kay Hooper
428. Once in Every Life by Kristin Hannah
429. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Hawken's Heart by Suzanne Brockmann
430. The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsay
431. Night Fall by Anne Stuart
432. Seduction by Amanda Quick
433. Ghost Fox by James Houston
434. Kindred Spirits by Alan Brennert
435. Night Swimming by Laura Moore
436. Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
437. Darkling, I Listen by Katherine Sutcliffe
438. Endless Love by Scott Spencer
439. Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer
440. Rendezvous by Amanda Quick
441. Remember The Time by Annette Reynolds
442. The You I Never Knew by Susan Wiggs
443. A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
444. Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn
445. Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
446. The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
447. Local Custom by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
448. The Wallflower by Jan Freed
449. Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts
450. Morning Song by Karen Robards
451. To See Your Face Again by Eugenia Price
452. Let No Man Divide by Elizabeth Kary
453. Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland
454. Crystal Flame by Jayne Ann Krentz
455. Love's Wild Desire by Jennifer Blake
456. Gift of Gold by Jayne Ann Krentz
457. Gift of Fire by Jayne Ann Krentz
458. Prairie Wife by Cheryl St. John
459. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
460. White Lies by Linda Howard
461. Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux
462. Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna
463. Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey
464. Fortune Is A Woman by Elizabeth Adler
465. The Conquest by Jude Deveraux
466. Pearl Moon by Katherine Stone
467. Sunshine and Shadow by (Tom and and Sharon Curtis) Laura London
468. Reason to Believe by Kathleen Eagle
469. Aaron Under Construction by Marin Thomas
470. The Other Sister by Lynda Sandoval
471. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
472. Forever & Ever by Patricia Gaffney
473. Outlaw in Paradise by Patricia Gaffney
474. The Bridemaker by Rexanne Becnel
475. Texas Embrace by Rosanne Bittner
476. Heart's Journey by Emily Bradshaw
477. Cheyenne Amber by Catherine Anderson
478. Scandal by Pamela Britton
479. Southern Rapture by Jennifer Blake
480. Dead Reckoning by Linda Castillo
481. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne
482. Winterbourne by Susan Carroll
483. Isabella by Loretta Chase
484. The English Witch by Loretta Chase
485. The Pleasure Seekers by Melanie George
486. Cold Night, Warm Stranger by Jill Gregory
487. Gunfighter's Bride by Dallas Schulze
488. So Wide the Sky by Elizabeth Grayson
489. Smooth Talkin' Stranger by Lorraine Heath
490. Hers Forever by Wendy Garrett
491. Blame It On Cupid by Jennifer Greene
492. Comanche Rose by Anita Mills
493. The Devil's Bargain by Edith Layton
494. The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell
495. The Savage by Nicole Jordan
496. Risky Pleasures by Brenda Jackson
497. True Betrayals by Nora Roberts
498. The Beach Alibi by Alison Kent
499. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot
500. Mirror Image by Sandra Brown

501. The Politics of Love by Giselle Carmichael
502. For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale
503. Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
504. To Love a Ballantyne by Kimberley White
505. Don't Forget to Smile by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
506. Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
507. Promises by Judith Arnold
508. Commitments by Judith Arnold
509. Dreams by Judith Arnold
510. The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne
511. Taking Chase by Lauren Dane
512. Conor's Way by Laura Lee Guhrke
513. The Irish Devil by Diane Whiteside
514. The Mask by Donna Lee Poff
515. Devil’s Love by Julia London
516. Finding Laura by Kay Hooper
517. A Wild Yearning by Penelope Williamson
518. If Love Be Blind by Emma Goldrick
519. Painted by the Sun by Elizabeth Grayson
520. A Rake's Reform by Cindy Holbrook
521. Her Secret Thrill by Donna Kauffman
522. Words of Silk by Erin St. Claire (Sandra Brown)
523. Heart of the Falcon by Francis Ray
524. Bride of Diamonds by Emma Darcy
525. Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh
526. November of the Heart by LaVyrle Spencer
527. Sweet Fury by Catherine Hart
528. Nevada Temptation by Gwen Cleary
529. George and the Virgin by Lisa Cach
530. Heart of Deception by Taylor Chase
531. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath
532. Three Fates by Nora Roberts
533. Annie and the Outlaw by Sharon Sala
534. Tempting by Hope Tarr
535. Fever Dreams by Laura Leone
536. Dangerous Stunt by Mary Lyons
537. Night into Day by Sandra Canfield
538. The Daughter of Night by Jeneth Murrey
539. Sentimental Journey by Jill Barnett
540. Bond of Blood by Diane Whiteside
541. Unmasqued by Colette Gale
542. Dark Fire by Christine Feehan
543. Lady Gallant by Suzane Robinson
544. Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
545. Night Shadow by Catherine Coulter
546. Ravished by Amanda Quick
547. Major Daddy by Cara Colter
548. Polished with Love by Judith McWilliams
549. The Proud Breed by Celeste De Blasis
550. Twice Loved by Lavyrle Spencer
551. Dark Mosaic by Anne Mather
552. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
553. The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys
554. Tidings of Great Joy by Sandra Brown
555. A Prince of a Guy by Kathleen Korbel
556. The Princess and the Pea by Kathleen Korbel
557. Only You by Francis Ray
558. Loving by Penny Jordan
559. The Mysterious Miss M by Diana Gaston
560. Last Act by Jane Aiken Hodge
561. The Irish Devil by Donna Fletcher
562. The Family Way by Jayne Ann Krentz
563. Amaryllis by Jayne Castle
564. Zinia by Jayne Castle
565. Orchid by Jayne Castle
566. The Mad Miss Mathley by Michelle Martin
567. Christmas Stranger by Joan Hohl
568. Tender Rebel by Johanna Lindsey
569. Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
570. Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
571. A Quest Of Dreams by Debra Dier
572. The Rogue And The Lily by Diane Gates Robinson
573. Veils of Silk by Mary Jo Putney
574. Agent of Change by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
575. Carpe Diem by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
576. The Maiden Bride by Rexanne Becnel
577. Lyon's Prize by Virginia Lynn
578. Dreams, Part 1 & Part 2 by Jayne Ann Krentz
579. Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale
580. A Woman's Touch by Jayne Ann Krentz
581. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
582. Hidden Talents by Jayne Ann Krentz
583. When Angels Fall by Meagan McKinney
584. Deception - Amanda Quick
585. Honor's Lady by Roseanne Kohake
586. My Enemy, My Love by Elaine Coffman
587. Satan's Angel by Kristin James
588. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
589. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
590. Dangerous by Amanda Quick
591. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
592. Winter Fire by Elizabeth Lowell
593. Those Who Love: A Biographical Novel of Abigail and John Adams by Irving Stone
594. The President's Lady: A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone
595. Heart Breaker by Linda Howard
596. Only His by Elizabeth Lowell
597. The I Inside by Alan Dean Foster
598. Only Love by Elizabeth Lowell
599. Then Came Heaven by Lavyrle Spencer
600. Sensation by Charlotte Lamb

601. Flashback by Amanda Carpenter
603. Timeless Passion by Constance O'Day Flannery
604. Lord Sayer's Ghost by Cindy Holbrook
605. Edge of Dawn by Beverly Jenkins
606. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
607. One Wore Blue by Heather Graham
608. One Rode West by Heather Graham
609. One Wore Gray by Heather Graham
610. The Matchmaker by Kay Hooper
611. Lone Rider by Lauren Bach
612. Lily by Patricia Gaffney
613. Uncommon Vows by Mary Jo Putney
614. Sarah's Child by Linda Howard
615. The Baby Gift by Day Leclaire
616. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas
617. Simply Love by Mary Balogh
618. The Sherbrook Bride - Catherine Coulter
619. Love's Choices by Penny Jordan
620. Rejar by Dara Joy - (when I can find it)
621. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
622. Next to Die by Marliss Melton
623. At Her Command by Marcia James
624. Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare
625. Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare
626. King of the Hill by Emma Goldrick
627. Christmas Wishes by Barbara Metzger
628. Parting Gifts by Lorraine Heath
629. If I Can't Have You by Patti Berg
630. Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
631. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
632. Bond Of Blood by Roberta Gellis
633. Cherokee Thunder by Rachel Lee
634. A Rage Of Passion by Diana Palmer
635. Miranda's Viking by Maggie Shayne
636. Black Pearls by Janet Louise Roberts
637. Mistress by Amanda Quick
638. Moving Target - Elizabeth Lowell
639. Golden Lotus by Janet Louise Roberts
640. Scandal by Amanda Quick
641. A Touch of Scandal by Anthea Malcolm
642. To Catch A Countess by Patricia Grasso
643. Silver Jasmine by Janet Louise Roberts
644. Flamenco Rose by Janet Louise Roberts
645. Danny Boy by Leigh Riker
646. Promise Me Forever by Lorraine Heath
647. Scarlet Poppies by Janet Louise Roberts
648. Conflict of Honors by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
649. Flower Of Love by Janet Louise Roberts
650. Forget-me-not by Janet Louise Roberts
651. Loving Jessie by Dallas Schulze
652. Tessa's Child by Dallas Schulze
653. The Vow by Dallas Schulze
654. Donovan's Promise by Dallas Schulze
655. Mackenzie's Lady by Dallas Schulze
656. Michael's Father by Dallas Schulze
657. Pagan Bride by Tamara Leigh
658. A Perfect Marriage by Laurey Bright
659. Burning Obsession by Carole Mortimer
660. Uncertain Destiny by Carole Mortimer
661. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
662. Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu
663. The Forbidden Princess by Day LeClaire
664. The Red Heart of Jade by Marjorie M. Liu
665. Once Upon a Time by Constance O'Banyon
666. Tapestry by Maura Seger
667. Virgin Bride by Tamara Leigh
668. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
669. The Cruachan and the Killane by Cristabel
670. The Weaver Takes a Wife by Sheri Cobb South
671. Elyza by Clare Darcy
672. The Judas Kiss by Sally Wentworth
673. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
674. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
675. Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
676. Summer Fire by Sally Wentworth
677. Once More, Miranda by Jennifer Wilde
678. The Last Highwayman by Katherine O'Neal
679. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
680. A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh
681. Whirlwind Wedding by Jacquie D'Alessandro
682. Spitfire by Arianna Hart
683. Don't Play Games by Emma Darcy
684. Betrayed by Arnette Lamb
685. Marrying Stone by Pamela Morsi
686. Touch of Enchantment by Teresa Medeiros
687. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
688. Threads of Destiny by Arnette Lamb
689. Waiting on a Rainbow by Dana George
690. Highland Rogue by Arnette Lamb
691. The Buccaneer by Donna Fletcher
692. Saxon Bride by Tamara Leigh
693. Promise Me by Kathlen Harrington
694. Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
695. Jake Howard's Wife by Anne Mather
696. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
697. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
698. Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
699. Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
700. Moura by Virginia Coffman

701. The Third Wife by Jasmine Cresswell
702. A Different Breed by Jessee Ford
703. Sweet Rewards by Melinda McRae
704. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
705. Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith
706. Never Too Much by Lori Foster
707. Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
708. Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer
709. Rogue's Reform by Marilyn Pappano
710. Mr. and Mrs. Wrong by Fay Robinson
711. Beguiled by Arnette Lamb
712. The Best of Both Worlds by Elissa Ambrose
713. True Heart by Arnette Lamb
714. Wrapped in Wishes by Olga Bicos
715. Prodigal Sister by Catherine George
716. To Die For by Melanie George
717. The Actress & the Marquis by Cindy Holbrook
718. Innocent Pawn by Catherine George
719. Seduced by Virginia Henley
720. The Marriage Bed by Catherine George
721. A Suspicious Affair by Barbara Metzger
722. Beast by Judith Ivory
723. Cupboard Kisses by Barbara Metzger
724. Man of Iron by Catherine George
725. My Cherished Enemy by Samantha James
726. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
727. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
728. Temptation by Charlotte Lamb
729. Fires of Destiny by Linda Barlow
730. The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
731. Border Lord by Arnette Lamb
732. Laugh With Me, Love With Me by Lee Damon
733. The Duke's Downfall by Jane Lynson
734. Bedding the Baron by Deborah Raleigh
735. Border Bride by Arnette Lamb
736. Drop Dead Gorgeous by Heather Graham
737. Cold Blooded by Lisa Jackson
738. Long After Midnight by Iris Johansen
739. The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane by Kasey Michaels
740. False Colours by Georgette Heyer
741. The Adventurers by Jane Aiken Hodge
742. Forever Autumn by Bobbi Smith
743. To Love A Dark Lord by Anne Stuart
744. Finding Hope by Brenda Coulter
745. Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon
746. Looking for Lacey by Linda Francis Lee
747. A Promising Man (And About Time Too) by Elizabeth Young
748. Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery
749. The Vampire who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros
750. Through A Dark Mist by Marsha Canham
751. Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann
752. Five O'Clock Shadow by Genie Davis
753. By Arrangement by Madeline Hunter
754. This Other Eden by Marilyn Harris
755. HeartMate by Robin D. Owens
756. Dangerous to Kiss by Elizabeth Thornton
757. The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber
758. The Templar's Seduction by Mary Reed McCall
759. Whisper His Name by Elizabeth Thornton
760. For the Roses by Julie Garwood
761. Miracles by Mary Kirk
762. Prince Charming by Julie Garwood
763. Almost a Princess by Elizabeth Thornton
764. Victorine by Frances Parkinson Keyes
765. Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer
766. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
767. Black Rose by Nora Roberts
768. Red Lily by Nora Roberts
768. Red Lily by Nora Roberts
769. Night Scents by Carla Neggers
770. Twisted Shadows by Patricia Potter
771. Heart Duel by Robin D. Owens
772. Commitments by Barbara Delinsky
773. Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky
774. Desperation by Charlotte Lamb
775. Minor Indiscretions by Barbara Metzger
776. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes
777. The Ardent Suitor by Denice Greenlea
778. Desire by Amanda Quick
779. Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey
780. La Casa Dorada by Janet Louise Roberts
781. Death Angel by Linda Howard
782. Blue Bayou by Jo Ann Ross
783. The Panther and the Pearl by Doreen Owens Malek
784. La Comtesse by Joan Smith
785. The Wayward Heiress by Blanche Chenier
786. Aunt Sophie's Diamonds by Joan Smith
787. Lord of Desire by Paula Quinn
788. Lord of Temptation by Paula Quinn
789. Lord of Seduction by Paula Quinn
790. Castles by Julie Garwood
791. The Elsingham Portrait by Elizabeth Chater
792. Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood
793. Kathleen by Francine Rivers
794. Royal Seduction, Jennifer Blake
795. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
796. Beyond Innocence by Emma Holly
797. Another Dawn by Sandra Brown
798. Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown
799. Thief of Hearts by Teresa Medeiros
800. The Prize by Julie Garwood

801. Tall, Dark and Cajun by Sandra Hill
802. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
803. Dearest Love by Betty Neels
804. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
805. Garters by Pamela Morsi
806. One Night by Debbie Macomber
807. Secret Fire by Johanna Lindsey
808. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
809. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
810. Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley
811. Princess by Gaelen Foley
812. Prince Charming by Gaelen Foley
813. Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros
814. His Every Kiss by Laura Lee Guhrke
815. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
816. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
817. The Imagination of the Heart by Judith Glover
818. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
819. Heartless by Kat Martin
820. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
821. The Earl's Fancy by Charlotte Hines
822. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
823. Possession by A.S. Byatt
824. The Sexiest Man Alive by Sandra Marton
825. The Taming of Tyler Kincaid by Sandra Marton
826. Sin and Sensibility by Suzanne Enoch
827. Emma by Jane Austen
828. Match Me if You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
829. Pepper's Way by Kay Hooper
830. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
831. Vows of the Heart by Susan Fox
832. Full Bloom by Jayne Ann Krentz
833. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
834. The Winter Picnic by Dixie McKeone
835. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
836. The Primrose Path by Jean Reece
837. The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
838. Truly Inseparable by Wanda Y. Thomas
839. The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser
840. Temporary Arrangement by Shannon Waverly
841. On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah
842. The Duke's Mistress by Lois Stewart
843. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
844. Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate)
845. Four in Hand by Margaret Westhaven
846. Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros
847. The Earl and the Émigrée by Elizabeth Chater
848. Rekindled by Tamera Alexander
849. Palomino by Danielle Steel
850. The Runaway Debutante by Elizabeth Chater
851. Something Wicked by Jo Beverley
852. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
853. Fallen From Grace by Laura Leone
854. Bride of My Heart by Rebecca Winters
855. A Country Chit by Emily Dalton
856. Dead Silence by Brenda Novak
857. Rebellious Desire by Julie Garwood
858. All The Queen`s Men by Linda Howard
859. Family Man by Jayne Ann Krentz
860. Ravished by Virginia Henly
861. The Main Attraction by Jayne Ann Krentz
862. Pearl Cove by Elizabeth Lowell
863. Daughters Four by Dixie Lee McKeone
864. Accidental Wife by Day Leclaire
865. An Affair of Interest by Barbara Metzger
866. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
867. Lady in Green by Barbara Metzger
868. The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
869. Mischief by Amanda Quick
870. A Thousand Roses by Bethany Campbell
871. Reckless by Amanda Quick
872. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
873. The Duke's Design by Margaret Westhaven
874. A Heavenly Houseguest by Emily Dalton
875. The Other Brother by Jessica Steele
876. Rebel Waltz by Kay Hooper
877. I'll be Watching You by Andrea Kane
878. Absolutely, Positively by Jayne Ann Krentz
879. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
880. Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
881. Out of Control by Suzanne Brockmann
882. An Angel for the Earl by Barbara Metzger
883. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts
884. Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts
885. Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts
886. My First Duchess by Susan Sizemore
887. On A Long Ago Night by Susan Sizemore
888. The Price of Innocence by Susan Sizemore
889. Every Wish Fulfilled by Samantha James
890. Sheikh by Connie Mason
891. A Taste of Sin by Connie Mason
892. A Breath of Scandal by Connie Mason
893. The Fires of Paradise by Brenda Joyce
894. Savage Surrender by Charlotte Lamb
895. Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh
896. The Wedding Gamble by Julia Justiss
897. Three Nights by Debra Mullins
898. How To Kiss A Hero by Sandy Hingston
899. The Moon Rider by Virginia Lynn
900. The Fire Inside by Kat Martin

901. Secret Ways by Kat Martin
902. The Ruby by Ann Maxwell
903. The Lark and the Wren by Mercedes Lackey
904. Fair Is The Rose by Meagan McKinney
905. Till Dawn Tames The Night by Meagan McKinney
906. A Whole Lot Of Love by Justine Davis
907. An Infamous Sea Bath by Emily Dalton
908. American Diva by Julia London
909. Wrap Me in Splendor by Ellen Tanner Marsh
910. My Dark Prince by Julia Ross
911. Surrender by Amanda Quick
912. Escapade by Marian Devon
913. Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell
914. Jade Island by Elizabeth Lowell
915. Petals on the River by Kathleen Woodiwiss
916. It Had To Be You by Linda Windsor
917. The Devil's Waltz by Anne Stuart
918. The Survivors by Dinah McCall
919. Storm Warning by Dinah McCall
920. Someone to Watch over Me by Lisa Kleypas
921. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
922. If You Dare by Kresley Cole
923. If You Deceive by Kresley Cole
924. Lady in Black by Christina Dodd -- CR, 1993
925. Second-Best Wife by Rebecca Winters
926. Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
927. Caught in the Act by Lori Foster
928. Showdown! by Ruth Jean Dale
929. Always and Forever by Beverly Jenkins
930. Tryst by Elswyth Thane
931. The Husband Hunt by Jillian Hunter
932. High Noon by Nora Roberts
933. Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
934. Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
935. Fortune by Erica Spindler
936. The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen
937. Diamond Bay by Linda Howard
938. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
939. Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
940. To The Ends of the Earth by Elizabeth Lowell
941. Dare To Love by Jennifer Wilde
942. Captive Passions by Fern Michaels
943. Whitehorse by Katherine Sutcliffe
944. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
945. Persuasion by Jane Austen
946. A Whole New Light by Sandra Brown
947. Midnight Ice by Cathie Linz
948. A Match for Morgan by Marie Ferrarella
949. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
950. Christy by Catherine Marshall
951. Evelina by Frances (Fanny) Burney
952. At THe Bride Hunt Ball by Olivia Parker
953. Deep Waters by Jayne Ann Krentz
954. Whence came a Prince by Liz Curtis Higgs
955. Breath of Magic by Teresa Medeiros
956. Velvet Song by Jude Deveraux
957. Alice at Heart by Deborah Smith
958. Danger In The Shadows by Dee Henderson
959. True Devotion by Dee Henderson
960. True Valor by Dee Henderson
961. True Honor by Dee Henderson
962. Bogeyman by Gayle Wilson
963. Victim by Gayle Wilson
964. Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz
965. My Lady's Dare BY Gayle Wilson
966. Wildest Hearts by Jayne Ann Krentz
967. Until You by Judith Mcnaught
968. The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Bird
969. My Lady Vixen by Connie Mason
970. Princess Annie by Linda Lael Miller
971. Father Christmas by Barbara Metzger
972. On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
973. Causing Havoc by Lori Foster
974. Say No To Joe by Lori Foster
975. Open Season by Linda Howard
976. Dream Man by Linda Howard
977. My Lady Innkeeper by Barbara Metzger
978. The Secret Wife by Susan Mallery
979. The Wagered Miss Winslow by Kasey Michaels
980. A Matchmaking Miss by Joan E. Overfield
981. Shadows and Lace by Teresa Medeiros
982. The Lark's Nest by Phyllis Taylor Pianka
983. Flirtation River by Bethany Campbell
984. With This Ring by Amanda Quick
985. An Officer and a Hero by Elizabeth Ashtree
986. The Raider by Jude Deveraux
987. Cullen's Bride by Fiona Brand
988. Blade's Lady by Fiona Brand
989. Marrying McCabe by Fiona Brad
990. The Ultimate Betrayal by Michelle Reid
991. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
992. Bluebird Winter by Linda Howard
993. Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
994. Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell
995. Scandalous by Candace Camp
996. Rain Lily by Candace Camp
997. Analise by Lisa Gregory
998. A Kiss At Midnight by Shana Abe
999. Dark And Dangerous by Jeanne Adams
1000. Cherish by Catherine Anderson
1001. To Tempt An Angel by Patricia Grasso

Hey I've read more than I thought I did. So how many have you read?

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Yeah! The book fairy came by (with the help of the USPS and mail carrier Ray) and sprinkled some yummy new books in my lap. Thank you book fairy!

And check out Mel's new cover! WOW doesn't even cover it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TBR Challenge 2009: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

HA! Read something off the TBR! (not mentioning that I had to go buy books 5 and 6 because of it... nope... not mentioning of them... dang that Kresley Cole!)

Title: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Author: Kresley Cole

Published: October 2007

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Immortals After Dark #4
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy to Get anthology)
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked

From the Author Site: A brutal Highland werewolf. An exquisite young witch. Immortal enemies … forbidden temptations.

Her breathless kiss haunts him.

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible.

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction.

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

Hero: Bowen MacRieve: Werewolf... Goes from brooding (gotta love that), alcohol-loving werewolf to totally awesome hottie who'd do anything for his mate. We first met Bowen in A Hunger Like No Other as Lachlain's best friend and cousin who lost his mate nearly 200 year earlier and is still in mourning for her. So there he was brooding away about his lost mate (and basically trying to drink himself to death - which is impossible for an immortal to do) when he's told of a way to go back in time - the prize of the Talisman Hie. Naturally he would do anything to win. In his ruthless attempt to win he ended up burying several very important players, one of them being Mariketa, in a tomb from which they never got out. So in order to avert a war in which the Lycae where sure to lose, he has to get them out asap. During the rescue (and even during the Hie) he is strangely attracted to Mariketa even though she is a witch. Once he makes up his mind not only is he protective but also wolf-ishly charming.

Heroine: Mariketa the Awaited: Leader (to-be) of the Witches... She's the most powerful witch alive and one long awaited (don't find out what she was awaited for until the end) but unfortunately can't control her powers. When Bowen comes to rescue her and her compatriots (from the tomb he buried them in), she naturally a bit upset and tries to kill him (like what girl wouldn't) even though she thought of him as totally hawt. But his wolf-ish charm and general hawtness, she can't help but fall for him.

Review: Another page turner. Kresley takes us deeper still into the world of the Lore and adds more wonderful layers to her rich magical world. After taking us back through the Talisman Hie, from Mariketa's and Bowen's view, it's off through the jungle as Mariketa and Bowen's love story unfolds. I loved Mariketa's description of Bowen being someone who "made Indiana Jones look like a poser pretty boy" (it went well with the scene in a tomb while hunting for the treasure).

Lots and lots of tension since Bowen chases Mariketa and then when it looks like he has her he says something make her do a 180 and so the chase continues and builds. And Cade, the rage demon bad-boy, is around put Bowen on edge while Rystrom tries to keep everyone on an even keel.

Okay so Lachlain's brother, Garreth, is still off chasing Lucia the Valkyrie huntress, so want that story. Love Nix and Regin. Cade and Rystrom sound totally hot. Can't wait to see what Krelsey will do next (since I, uh, "didn't" buy those other books).

Keeper?: Yes

Recommendation: Although it's the third book in the series, readers will have no problems with reading this one out of order.

Rating: A

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Angel's Blood

I just have to have these!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Review: No Rest for the Wicked

Title: No Rest for the Wicked

Author: Kresley Cole

Published: October 2006

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Immortals After Dark #3
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy to Get Anthology)
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other

From the Author Site:
A vampire soldier weary of life...
Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

A Valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him...
When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.

Become competitors in a legendary hunt...
The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity--as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?

Hero: Sebastian Wroth. Turned into a vampire against he will by his older brothers, Nikolai and Murdoch, to save his life. The transformation was successful, but Sebastian resents his new life and his older brothers. That is until a beautiful woman comes to kill him and heart once again beats and air again flows though his lungs. With sudden focus, he starts the chase to capture Kaderin as his own. This means entering in the Talisman's Hie, an immortal treasure hunt.

Heroine: Kaderin the Cold Hearted is a Valkyrie without emotions. Long ago she granted mercy to a vampire and later in that same battle saw him murder her two blood sisters. The pain and guilt of their deaths made Kaderin pray to be without emotion and that prayer was granted. She became the perfect assassin fearless and coldly logical. Until she went to kill Sebastian Wroth. Her emotional shield begins to fall apart. But her only chance to save her sisters is the Talisman's Hie, and immortal's version of the great race, and its ultimate prize, Thrane's Key, a key that opens a door way to the past.

Review: As action packed as the first. Kresley Cole once again takes us into a world of wonder. More interesting characters are seen. The treasure hunts were great. Makes one think of Indiana Jones, except that he would have been a Lykae or a demon or something.

The chemistry between the two just didn't spark. Sure there was load of tension and some sparkles, but no real blaze. I'm not sure what was missing, but there was something. Maybe he seemed too weak to handle Kaderin. Or that Kaderin is at times so emotionless that I don't know what to think of her. Should she be more excited about getting her sisters back or should she be more infatuated with Sebastian? I don't know.

But I do know that it was great read and I really enjoyed it. Particularly the treasure hunting portions.

Keeper?: Yes

Recommendation: It can be read as a stand alone, what the reader needs to understand what went on before is explained and is smoothly done so that there is no gap in the storyline.

Rating: B+

Monday, February 9, 2009

Review: A Hunger Like No Other

Title: A Hunger Like No Other

Author: Kresley Cole

Published: March 2008

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Immortals After Dark #2
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever (Playing Easy To Get Anthology)

From the Author Site:
A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her…

After enduring years of torture from the vampire Horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents--until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae--and their notorious dark desire--ebb as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all consuming desire...

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be...?

Hero: Lachlain MacRieve, King of the Lykae Clan who has been waiting for his destined mate for over a millennia and is enraged to find her to be a vampire. He has spend the last century burning alive, tortured by the leader of the Vampire Horde, Demestriu. To state that he was a bit put off when he found his destined mate was a "leech" is a complete inderstandment. Concidering the major of his family was been wiped out by them, his hatred is quite understandable. He is very confused by the innocent Emma and doesn't know quite what to do with her other than to bed her and mark her as his instincts are driving at him to do. But more of her he finds out, the more he wants to please her and make her like, even love, him in return. After all he does have many sparkling things that the Valkyrie in her will enjoy.

Heroine: Emmaline Troy, half Vampire and half Valkyrie. Poor Emma, this is her first trip away from home and aunts. In Paris, she had hoped to find more about her mysteriou vampire father, instead is the hunted down and held as a hostage by madden Lachlain MacReive. He forces her to drive him to his home in Scotland. During this time, as she is getting over her fear of him, she finds him to be attractive, even if he is using her card to so. Left about her aunts the bail her out, she is learning that she is strong and a force to be reckoned with. She also begins to realize that the her aunts haven't been treat her any differently, they had been treating her like one of them.

Review: I loved it. The tension been Emma and Lachlain was a lot of fun. Lachlain growls and Emma ignores him, or at least tries to since he has a way for getting his way. Lachlain knows exactly who she is (his destined mate) but keeps it from Emma so that she won't try to make a run for it. It's really sweet watching the lengths he does to to get Emma to admit she loves him too.

This world is very well done. I love the Lore and they seem to incorporate all the diffenent magical creatures ever thought up and put them all in one place. And the names for the Valkyrie are much fun: Regin the Radient, Kaderin the Coldhearted, and of course Nucking Futs Nix the Ever-Knowning.

Keeper?: Most Definitely

Recommendation: Definitely if you like paranormal romance. This world has it all. Demons, Vampire, Valkyrie, Wiches, etc.

Rating: A

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review: Seduce Me At Sunrise

Title: Seduce Me At Sunrise

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Published: September 2008

Genre: Historical Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Hathaway #2

From the Author Site: Win has been an invalid ever since she suffered a near-fatal case of scarlet fever. Merripen is a Romany Gypsy who was taken in by the Hathaway family when he was a boy. He has always kept his fierce passion for Win a secret, believing a romantic relationship would never be possible.

But Win goes to an exclusive clinic, far away from Merripen and the rest of her family, and makes a remarkable recovery. And when she returns two years later, a changed woman, the explosive passion between these long-denied lovers threatens their family, their future, and even their lives . . .

Hero: Kev Merripen. Brooding, tortured hero material, gotta love that. They are so much more enjoyable than the happy go luck type (does that make me a sadist? Hmm... the Sadist *g*)A gypsy raised to be a prize fighter by his very unpleasant uncle. When the locals rose up against them, he was injured and left die. Enter his not wanted rescuer, Mr. Hathaway. While healing he meets and is enraptured by Win so much so that he stays and becomes a part of the family. He truly passionately loves Win, but is held back by the fear that he will bring her harm. He fears that he is cursed and that he is not meant to be happy.

Heroine: Winnifred "Win" Hathaway. The second sister in the Hathaway family. Thought of as "serene" and "peacemaker" but she does have a bit of mischief that only her family and Merripen see. An invalid but determined to regain her health so that she can be with Merripen, whom she loves with all her being. She definitely chased him until he caught her!

Review: A delightful read and mostly a quick read too. No tangled plots to keep track of, this is a very straight forward story of "she chased him, until he caught her" story. The hero running away because of his tortured past thing (the "I'm not good enough for her" bit). The heroine chasing her hero until she can tree him. And of course the third party, the one that makes the hero see that he can't live without his love. For being so predictable and formulaic, its still a fun read. Lisa Kleypas rarely fails to engage the reader and create a wonderful story that all can love, and she did not fail here.

While Merripen definitely has darkness in him, it in no way makes this story dark. There is no great evil out to get them. Sure there is a villian(s), or least some foreshadowing of a great villian, but he/they never really materilize and are more of an aside than anything else. Win, with her determination to make Merripen admit he loves her and wants her as his own and Merripen with his determination to keep running while not being able to keep his hands off her makes for great tension and, in the end, lots of steamy sex! Woohoo!

Lisa has also left us with a teasing bit as to who the next couple will be...

Keeper?: Yes

Recommendation: Although this is book 2 in the Hathaway series, it could be read as a stand alone. Enough of the background is explained so there is nothing really that is missed. Any who have read and enjoyed Lisa Kleypas before will find this story quite delightful.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Monday, February 2, 2009

Non-Voluntary Vacation Again

Yup, it's back to my non-voluntary vacation get again. The contract has been completed and I should get another payday in Mid-Feb so the money won't be as tight as it was before. There was a bit of a discussion about possibly returning to this contract in a couple of weeks. We'll just have wait and see. It will definitely require negotiating a new contract, but we'll deal with it when it comes up.

I have updated my resume and have tossed it out to all the usual headhunters and I have a couple of irons in the fire, hopefully one will get hot soon.

In the meanwhile, this means I will have an opportunity to try to put a dent in the TBR pile, get some exercise, give my aching wrist a chance to heal (carpal tunnel is really aggravating, so its the brace until it calms down again), maybe even go on a little real vacation. We will have to wait and see.

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