It seem like I’ve been getting a lot of books lately that are reprints of old books. I’ve especially noticed it in audio books. I’ll start listening to a book about an author I’ve read for years and it just sounds different. I’m sure authors voices change over the years and with experience comes new ways of doing things. I recently listened to a Tami Hoag book and kept waiting for there to be a dead body somewhere, but it turned out to be a romance from the ’80s. So, you may see some older books read by the WW Ladies here more often.
Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Read by joysann
Vamp City is a magically created alternate city laying exactly with Washington DC. Something about Quinn Lennox allows her to see glimpses of that secret city, and one day accidentally step through into it. It’s a deadly place for a human to cross into, a place where they serve as slaves, brutal entertainment and livestock. Quinn must find away to escape and lead what people she can out of there, all the while resisting the potent draw of charismatic vampire Arturo Mazza.
I’ve found another series I’m going to follow enthusiastically. A Blood Seduction is the first book, but there are more in the works, I hope, and I’m excited about it. It really grabbed me, and I hope Pamela doesn’t dawdle getting the next book out.
Autumn Lover by Elizabeth Lowell
Read by Ashley
Elyssa Sutton never fit in London Society and she aches to be back in Nevada on her family ranch. However, when she returns after the Civil War, she finds both her parents dead and the ranch almost in ruin. Elyssa is determined to make the ranch her home but ruthless raiders are making it almost impossible til Hunter comes along with his own vendetta against these raiders. And so they join forces and fight for the ranch’s future…and their own.
Autumn Lover is a fantastic historical western novel, definitely one of my new favorite genres. This is a classic tale of bravery, excitement, and of course, love. Truly an unforgettable , action-packed romance!
A Lady Never Surrenders by Sabrina Jeffries
Listened to by joysann
The last of the Sharpe siblings to meet their grandmother’s ultimatum (wed within the year or all five will lose their inheritances), Lady Celia invites the attentions of a few suitable gentlemen, none of whom she’s interested in marrying. She’s a had an irresistible antagonistic battle-of-wits going with the Bowstreet Runner investigating her parents long ago deaths, and now she’s engaged him to investigate her potential suitors. But Jackson Pinter finds the task difficult as he longs to be the one to court her.
I’ve loved listening to the Hellions of Halstead Hall series and have delighted in the romances of the five Sharpe siblings. The premise is entertaining, the on-going mystery intriguing, and the different audiobook narrators, both women and men, along with Sabrina’s charming stories, have made the Georgian era historicals vividly entertaining. The story is not done yet, with another book coming out this fall.
One Man Rush by Joanne Rock
I couldn’t put this book down. It was a fun, fast and hot read. And hockey to boot! You can’t beat it!
The Warrior Laird by Margo Maguire
Read by Ashley
Dugan MacMillian’s clan is threatened by a ruthless landlord who is threatening to kick them off their ancient family home. Dugan’s only chance to save his land is to go after a rumored buried treasure. And if that wasn’t hard enough he also has to deal with Lady Maura, who stole his only clue to discovering the treasure. If these two can start to trust each other and become allies they might just find the treasure but its proves to be very difficult with the past haunting them.
A historical fiction novel loosely based on actual historical events, certainly makes this a wonderful book, now add a treasure hunt and some romance, and it equals perfection! The Warrior Laird is everything I could of wished for in a book! Beyond a doubt, it is a magnificent novel!
Bottom Line: A good book is a good book no matter when it’s written.