Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Between Good and Aeval

Just to clarify. I have NOT read this book yet. It isn't a review. A friend asked me to blog her new release and here it is. It looks great though and I plan on reading it!!

A cult of sex faeries start taking men hostage…including Claire’s boyfriend.

Book Two of the Curtain Torn Series

When Myrna Terrence’s husband is abducted from her dream by fairies, she asks Claire for help. Claire investigates and discovers other married men of Four Corners have been kidnapped. Men who share enough similarities to suggest the kidnappings may be related.

She learns the abductions are the work of The Aeval, a cult of sex faeries whose mission is to ensure women are pleasured by their husbands. Dell decides he and Claire should go under cover—under the covers. By pretending to be a married couple who are having trouble in bed, they hope to lure The Aeval to them.

The plan works almost too well. They don’t have to fake the chemistry between them, nor the resulting frustration when they stop themselves from going too far. The Aeval take the bait, and Claire must confront a goddess, the truth, and her fears about Dell in an effort to save his life.

But if she succeeds, those same truths may be what sends him out of her life forever.

Warning: this title contains the following: hot nekkid men with wings, regular nudity, and prolonged sexual tension followed—finally—by explicit sex. And the faeries who punish husbands for not “pleasing” their wives are entirely fictional (sorry!).


And you can buy it here

Monday, June 9, 2008


I was lucky enough to be given an advance copy of Countdown by Michelle Maddox . I brought it home from RT, and had to delay reading it as real life work beckoned me back with the pesky lure of grocery money. Little did I know what kind of reading experience I was missing (yes, foreshadowing....bad, bad, bad, lol).

Well, when I finally got a chance to sit and read it, I am lucky that I had a day off because once I started I couldn't stop until the last page was turned. WOW! Non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. For those of us who are familiar with Michelle's work as Michelle Rowen , you may be expecting something similar to her vampire books, or her Angel book. Get that thought outta your head right now. This book is so completely different in style and content that it truly is like another author wrote it. (Michelle, is there something you need to tell us? Perhaps some history of multiple personality disorder?) I am not saying that her other books aren't entertaining, I love them. This book is just so different from her other work that it bears mentioning.

In this book, the world has changed from what it once was. Many humans have abandoned the planet for "Offworld" paradise, but only if they have the money. For those like the heroine Kira, a homeless orphan, they are stuck with life in a desolated, poor, almost lifeless city. Kira finds her world forever changed when she wakes up in a dark room, chained to a wall with serial rapist and murderer, Rogan. They are given the rules of the game, The Countdown, their instructions for completing the first level, then they are off and running.

As I said before this book has action that just doesn't stop, it draws you in and keeps you breathless with anticipation. The story is incredible with awesome twist and turns in the plot that keep you guessing as to what is coming next for Kira and Rogan. A roller coaster ride with loop de loops galore, you won't be able to put this book down. Never fear, the romance is not forgotten in this book, you will find a beautifully crafted love story woven in among the phases of the game as well.

You MUST buy this book, it is a perfect combination of sci-fi, urban fantasy, and romance. Here is the Amazon link for preordering. It will be available on July 29th, 2008.

C'mon, click it. You know ya wanna.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Because Your Vampire Said So

This is the third and latest installment in the Michele Bardsley series about Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Is is about a group of single parents who get turned into vampires after a creature runs rampant and kills them all in a single night. They all miraculously survive their turnings and "live" to learn about their new lifestyle. This book focuses on Patsy Donahue, owner of the local hair salon and a rogue werewolf/vampire hybrid who is shunned by both of the races. Gabriel is convinced that Patsy is destined to save the werewolves, but Patsy is just trying to stay afloat with her rapidly declining business and her troubled teenage son.

Michele Bardsley alternates chapters with tales of the Ancients and how they were turned, giving us a fascinating look at how the Vampire society was originally formed. The book flows well despite these "action breaks" and they blend in seamlessly with the current story being told. I honestly can't imagine Patsy and Gabriel's story without these tales being included.

Ms. Bardsley, as always, has crafted a wonderful story, full of emotion, great characters, and some sex scenes that will steam up your glasses! Buy it at any bookseller, if they don't have it in stock then make them order three of them, LOL!
Here is an Amazon link if you are so inclined.