Thursday, February 21, 2008

Psst! Read any good books lately?

When you write for a living, a couple of things are true. One is that you sit for fairly long stretches of time. Another is that your fingers are particularly important. So if you mess up something in your back so that sitting is painful... or if you happen to slice one of those very important fingers... then you have to find something else to do.

Now let me see... oh yeah, I could work on that endless pile of books in the To Be Read pile. Or in my case, all those books on my Sony e-reader.

Mystic Circle by Bronwyn Green

When Becca stood up Jack for what promised to be the hottest one-night stand of her life, she never expected to see him again. Over the years he's haunted her dreams and occasionally her psychic visions. After another vision reveals a kidnapping, she must go to the police. Instead of saving a life, she becomes the prime suspect.

Detective Jack Duritz, is investigating a series of ritualistic murders. He never expected his investigation to lead him to the woman who's starred in too many of his fantasies. Becca claims to be psychic, but he doesn't believe a word of it. Soon, however, it becomes clear that Becca is the next victim and Jack is the only person who can protect her. He must keep her close, but he finds himself keeping her far closer than any investigation would require.

My score--Excellent! Enjoyed Jack's conversion to the "dark side!"

Measure of Healing by Jacqueline Roth

Alejandro Ramirez's Were-Cougar mother drove him out after his first transformation, leaving him to seek out his human father and find the family his human side craved but that his animal side can never embrace. Now a man, he finds himself responsible for a traumatized Were-Cougar child. When he turns to the Weres for help, they send him to a human.

Dr. Gabriela St. Jerome hates the Cougars with every fiber of her being. But now she must swallow that hatred to work with Alejandro to help this Were child who has been thrown into transformation far too early by the horrific death of his mother. As they are forced together in the remote woods of the North Georgia Mountains, both find their mutual attraction overwhelming. But if Brie gives in to this man and her own passions, it will cost her life.

My score--Wonderful unusual take on the were genre with a twist at the end that I just didn't see coming!

Time for Love by Kelly Kirch

Sarah Hanson opens her eyes to a darkly sexy man leaning over her and the strains of a waltz playing in the background. She had been dozing in the taxi escorting her from the job where she was just fired — but is now inhaling the strong scent of beeswax and is dressed in Regency-era clothing.

Lord Drake Hayworth, rake extraordinaire, is unable to reconcile his sudden attraction to the widow who is meant to chaperone the daughter of a dear friend. Finding a pliable bride so he can claim the last of his inheritance has become decidedly more difficult with Sarah turning his ordered life on its head.

As Sarah develops lasting relationships, she discovers the unconditional love of family and a passion for a man she is not meant to have, in a time where she may not be able to stay.

My score--Very imaginative take on time travel with a page turner ending!

Stone and Earth by Cindy Spencer Pape

Gargoyle Damien St. Pierre has to find an ancient artifact needed by his people. When he meets earth witch Katie Calhoun, he can't keep his hands off her. Because of the problems his people are having, Damien is afraid to attempt the conversion necessary to make her his mate. But Katie is determined to help him in his quest and to become the gargoyle of his dreams. Can her faith overcome his fear? Will the magic of love succeed in the mating of stone and earth?

My score--Gargoyles... well yummmm. First in a series with many more to anticipate! Go buy!

Shades of Gray by Amarinda Jones

What was supposed to be a power walk through a cemetery turns out to be the best sex of Temperance's life. Maybe having sex in a cemetery with a stranger is a naughty thing to do but then it's a night for being naughty, for being accosted by sexy vampires and for finding out the guy who was all tight and hot inside you is a cop. Holy crap!

A horrible twist of fate condemned Asher to live as a vampire. When Temperance walks into his lonely life he begins to hope that all his efforts to change his fate have not been in vain. Temperance is the sanctuary he craves. He now must make her believe it.

But an old enemy threatens any peace or happiness they hope to find. It is going to take the combined power of vampires, a witch and one mortal woman with attitude to kick Madigan Ap Lyr's ass back to hell where he belongs.

My score--Ahhhh, vampires in the cemetery! Hot sex in the cemetery! Needed the AC in February! Need I say more??? Oh yeah, there's a sequel coming!

What? You want more? Well, come back in a couple of days... I'll no doubt have more to add to the list. For today, that's it! Excellent reads, all of them!
If you want to win a couple of outstanding books (if I do say so myself) drop by my webpage at and check out the Contest Box for my February Scavenger Hunt. Deadline for this week is Friday night at midnight EST!
Pop over to Amarinda's Place at to see what she's up to and then hop over to Kelly's Blog at for her tales on the road. Blessings on your day!


  1. Spooky! I am reading Honeysuckle's hot here already. I expect it's going to he hotter

  2. Enjoy your books Anny. I'm reading Heavy Bosom (Ashlyn Chase), Dancer's Delight (Anny Cook) and (Double Dare, a HQ Blaze by Tawny Weber). Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Bronwyn's book rocks! I'm rereading it now. I can't wait to buy Kelly's book this week.

    I just finished Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands and am now reading her next one Vampires Are Forever. I'm also reading Beltane Bargain by Cindy Spencer Pape.

  4. Hey look!!! Someone other than Molly read my book! Thanks for the review, babe!

  5. Thank you so much Anny - you rock, hon!

  6. They all look great!
    Good job, Anny!

  7. Thanks so much Anny. I'm reading Kelly's book right now and have Honeysuckle up on deck. And loving it.

  8. Thanks for putting my little gargoyle story up in such great company!

  9. Just finished Cherished Destinies and Cindy, yours is up next...just our of curiosity, has anyone read mine? It's only been out for a couple of pressure, really...

  10. You've been busy. Thanks for the heads up on some great-looking books.

    Did you hurt your back or one of your fingers?