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Hot New Tuesday Releases

Barbara Vey -- February 11th, 2014

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The Olympics are really cutting into my reading time.  I’m not only a sucker for all the events, but I really enjoy the stories of the athletics themselves.  And not just the US ones.  It’s fascinating to me that they come from all sorts of backgrounds and their reasons for their dedication varies but they all have that drive, that focus, that makes them special.  I feel very patriotic during the Olympics, but often find myself cheering for the underdogs.  Of course, being a Bob Costas fan really helps too.  Here’s some new books for those Olympic off times.

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Country Heaven by Ava Miles

Kindred Rites (Night Calls #2) by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel  (Book View Café)

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis (Harper Collins Christian Publishing)

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Tempered by Karina Cooper (Carina Press)

Catching Heat by Alison Packard (Carina Press)

Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone (Carina Press)

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Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz (Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin)

Crazy, Stupid Sex by Maisey Yates (Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin)

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (Forever Trade Paperback)

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.Impossible Things by Kate Johnson (Choc Lit)

Wild Things by Chloe Neill  (Penguin Group (USA) LLC)

Bared by Stacey Kennedy  (Loveswept)

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Scandal On The Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (South Street Publishing)

Tea For Two  by Marilyn Baxter (Boroughs Publishing Group)

Bottom Line:  Just for fun, today is National Fruit Cake Toss Day…lots of dented stuff today.

 

Hot New Releases!

Barbara Vey -- January 7th, 2014

I finally made it to warm Florida from the frozen tundra.  Although I left -13 degrees, it was only in the 50’s when I arrived, but it felt downright balmy.  It’ll hit the 80s by the end of the week and I’ll be in Orlando attending the Seymour Agency Author Retreat.  This is the only way to appreciate winter.  I brought 6 paperbacks with me, but I’ve got a ton more on my e-reader.  I thought I was all set and now here’s a bunch of new releases to chooses from.

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Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank  (Dell)

Montana Bride by Joan Johnston  (Dell)

Wanted by J Kenner  (RHPG – Bantam)

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Wild Hearts by Tina Wainscott  (RHPG – Loveswept)

Ruined by Tracy Wolff  (RHPG- Loveswept)

Ashes & Alchemy by Cindy Spencer Pape (Carina Press)

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Running the Red Light by Kelsey Browning (Carina Press)

The Changeup by Rhonda Shaw (Carina Press)

Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele (Carina Press)

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Island Promises by Raeanne Thayne/Marie Ferrarella/Leanne Banks (Harlequin Special Edition)

English Girl in New York by Scarlet Wilson (Harlequin Romance)

The Vampire Hunter by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)

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The Surprise Holiday Dad by Jacqueline Diamond (Harlequin American Romance)

Everywhere She Goes by Janice Kay Johnson (Harlequin Superromance)

Lethal Lawman by Carla Cassidy (Harlequin Romantic Suspense)

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Safe by the Marshal’s Side by Shirlee McCoy (Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense)

Claiming the Cowboy’s Heart by Linda Ford (Harlequin Love Inspired Historical)

Pregnant by Morning by Kat Cantrell (Harlequin Desire)

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Her Callahan Family Man by Tina Leonard (Harlequin American Romance)

Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard: The Renegade Royals  by Vanessa Kelly Ivy  (Zebra)

Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand (Zebra)

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Howling For You: a Chicagoland Vampires Novella by Chloe Neill  (Penguin Group (USA) LLC)

The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen (Forever E-Book)

Scandalously Yours by Cara Elliott (Forever E-Book)

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Back to You by Jessica Scott (Forever E-Book)

Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn (Forever E-Book)

Gilded Hearts by Christine D’Abo (Forever Yours E-Book)

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Fearless by K.M. Fawcett (Forever Yours E-Book)

Weston by Debra Kayn (Forever Yours E-Book)

A Countess by Chance by Kate McKinley (Forever E-Novella)

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Accidentally…Cimil? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Forever E-Novella)

Winner of Susan Carlisle’s giveaway yesterday is Ellie Miller.  Ellie, please email susancarlisle @ ymail.com to claim your prize.

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line:  “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ~ Steve Martin

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- February 22nd, 2012

I just saw a display of Peeps and I knew it was getting to be one of my favorite times of the year…Peepfest!  I love to open them and let them get hard for a couple of days before I eat them.  I prefer them tough and kind of stale instead of soft and gooey.  It’s hard to wait though, so sometimes I have to hide them so I don’t eat them too soon and yes, I have on occasion forgotten where I hid them and got a nice surprise much later.  Let me wipe the drool from my mouth and let you catch up on what the WW Ladies have been reading lately.

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Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

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Lacy Bradford’s trophy-wife world in Virginia collapses when it turns out that her now ex-husband swindled town folk for millions, making her a local pariah, and putting her in danger from some of the seamier of his business partners. The only person she can think of that might help her is a former farm-boy high school admirer who had always supported her. Having come a long way from a goofy 4-H champion to a real Wyoming cattle rancher, the now handsome, virile Chase Caldwell doesn’t react very well when Lacy finds him, but the sizzling chemistry between them encourages Chase to take the chance he missed all those years ago.

A sucker for western romances, the sexy cowboy on the cover attracted me when I was looking for a fun contemporary romance, and Joanne Kennedy’s book fulfilled its promise with a great deal of charm. With danger and excitement and horses, Tall, Dark and Cowboy was funny and sexy, with lots of yearning and hope and romance, and was exactly what I was looking for.

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Restless Heart by Wynonna Judd

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Destiny Hart’s singing career started off with a dare to sing “America the Beautiful” at the Kentucky Idol contest. When Destiny brings down the house, she goes in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a singing star. Destiny has the ambition and the pipes to achieve what she has dreamed about her whole life, but at what cost? Leaving behind family, friends, and the man she loves is certainly a sacrifice to become a star. Destiny is willing to find out but is hoping that those she left behind might still support her and love her.

I have to admit, I picked this book because Wynonna is one of my favorite singers, and was intrigued by the story. I STAYED with the book because I really enjoyed the heart behind this book. Wynonna’s experience in the industry is reflected in the feeling behind the book. I was asked several times by people who knew I was reading this book how I liked it. I can honestly say, “It’s such a nice book!” When was the last time you enjoyed a nice book? For me, it’s been a while. It’s nice and so enjoyable, and I felt good reading it from beginning to end. Chalk one up again for Wynonna, it’s a hit!

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Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

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Gin Blanco is on a mission … all stops pulled. She’s going to take down Mab Monroe once and for all. Mab was responsible for the murder of her family and now she’s bringing in the heavy guns .. hiring mercenaries and bounty hunters to bring down the assassin known as the Spider. In a world of elemental magic, Gin holds an advantage where she controls two elements, Stone and Ice. But is that strong enough to withstand an elemental like Mab, who’s incredibly strong with Fire? The two seem evenly matched, until Mab managed to kidnap Gin’s youngest sister, Bria. Now, as far as Gin is concerned, the stakes just went off the charts. She’ll do anything to save her sister. Even sacrifice herself.

The fifth book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, she has again managed to create a a nail biting story that had me on the edge of my chair.

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Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey

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Sean Kowalski had no idea when he left the army, that he was married! But when he finds out Emma Shaw has mislead her grandmother that he is her fiancé so she wouldn’t worry while in Florida, Sean thinks that Emma is nuts. But he is a man of his word and decides to play along for the brief visit. Little does he know that playing along will make sparks fly, and there is more that playing that Sean would like in his life.

This was the kind of story that makes you smile from beginning to end. My favorite characters were the grandmothers on both sides, who learn about the ruse, but play along, especially when they see the attraction between the “fake” couple. It was completely hysterical wondering who was going to discover who was faking and who wasn’t. I am really going to enjoy the other Kowalski books.

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Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

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Merit is the Sentinel of Cadogan House of Chicago. With humans placing the blame for anything supernatural on vampires, it falls to her to find out why Lake Michigan has suddenly turned black and apparently dead. It doesn’t help that she’s also dealing with the death of her lover and the Master of Cadogan House, Ethan. To top it off, her House is being investigated by Frank Cabot of the Greenwich Presidium which oversees all vampire Houses. He is determined to see Cadogan House fail and be disbanded.  To make matters worse, the lake isn’t the only supernatural anomaly. Soon the sky turns red and begins to spit lightening and the earth begins erupting. This is obviously magic at work, but who is performing it and why?

The fifth book in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series, I found this to be a fascinating story with a number of twists and turns that left me guessing.

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Just a reminder, February 29th is the last day to get your book in for a giveaway on the anniversary blog March 5-10th.  Email me at bvey@publishersweekly.com for info.

 

Bottom Line:  There’s a whole Peeps Store in Mall of America…I have to get there someday.

WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs

Barbara Vey -- February 2nd, 2011

I don’t know how it is by you, but we aren’t going anywhere soon here.  We’ve got 2 feet of snow and it’s still coming.  I could barely open my door this morning because of the huge drift that had accumulated overnight.  The refrigerator is full, the house is warm and I have a tall pile of books.  Life is good.  Now enjoy some selections from the WW Ladies.

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Seducing the Succubus by Cassie Ryan

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When a centuries-old enemy escapes his prison, Jezebeth doesn’t get a choice when a judgmental human is sent from her queen to be her bodyguard/protector. Noah, for his part, isn’t happy either, and, as he gets to know Jezebeth, is even more unhappy when she’s forced to seek sustenance from others as succubi needs must do. As they race for her life, Jezebeth and Noah become increasingly involved amidst supernatural machinations that can precipitate Armeggedon.

While Seducing the Succubus is a provocative, erotic, romantic story about two people falling in love, it’s also got plenty of high-speed action, and an intriguing story-line that will carry into future books. The characters, some based on familiar myth, are imaginatively drawn. The blend of dark and light, anticipation and humor, passion and compassion make this a good start to a promising series.

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Fatal Burn by Roxanne Rustand


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Kris  Donaldson has been in foster care for most of her life. She has learned to live on her own and depend on herself. She is shocked to learn her aunt left in her will her Montana cabin and property. As she develops the property for sale, she learns that others don’t agree with her plans. Her reputation and her life are in jeopardy, and she needs to learn to trust in faith, and her handsome neighbor Trace Randall for help.
I enjoy the way the characters have such human everyday struggles with life and their faith. It makes me feel like I am not alone while I read. A fantastic mystery to keep you engrossed during a cold winter night!
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The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Deveraux

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Cay Harcourt, a socialite, is asked by her godfather to do a favor on her way to a social event.  Dressed in her ball gown she drops off a horse, but things go wrong.  Alex McDowell is accused of murdering his wife on their wedding night.  Their paths cross that night and they must evade the authorities while Alex’s name is trying to be cleared.

I was truly immersed in the wilderness of Florida.  It commanded my full attention while the action kept me turning the pages.  Being a true Jude Deveraux fan, I wasn’t disappointed and the ending made me smile and isn’t that what a good book should do.

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Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
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Merit gets to play bodyguard with her Master and desire, Ethan.  The Alpha of the Shapeshifters, Gabriel Keene, is in town and sure enough, someone’s trying to kill him.  Tensions increase between the Vampires and Shapeshifters, as well as each other, and Merit and Ethan have to solve the mystery.
Action everywhere, secrets, interesting story, this next installment of the Chicagoland Vampires has it all!  Once started, I couldn’t put this book down!

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Unveiled by Courtney Milan

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Ash Turner was determined to gain revenge over the relatives who had forced him and his brothers into a life of poverty.  But when he falls in love with a mysterious woman, he is forced to choose between revenge and love. Which is truly more important?  And what is his heart telling him to do?

Ash Turner is one of the most unexpected heroes I’ve read in a while.  Courtney Milan deserves a great deal of credit for making him both a bear to the outside world… yet so forgiving of those who matter to him.  It is his two-sided nature that gives him, and Unveiled, a singular and fond place in this reader’s heart.

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Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
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Vera Dietz is trying to make it through high school by trying to bring as little attention to herself as possible.  When her best friend, Charlie, dies under mysterious circumstances,  his ghost comes to Vera for help in setting the record straight.  Fighting her natural instinct to blend in, Vera finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone.

This YA novel took me back to high school and all the insecurities and emotions I wasn’t prepared for.  Vera cracked me up and I found myself rooting for her all the way.  Uplifting and riveting.

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Bottom Line: If you’re like most of the country today, enjoy your snow day!