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Here are the upcoming releases in September I’m looking forward to:
Serving a five-hundred-year sentence as a Soul Gatherer-one who battles demons for the souls of the dead-Lachlan MacGregor keeps his distance from humans. That is, until the lovely Rachel Lewis knocks on his door, begging for help.
As they struggle to rescue her daughter from the clutches of a powerful demon, Lachlan finds himself increasingly drawn to the artistic single mother. But when Death assigns him an unbearable task, he’s left wondering who will provide more for his soul.
In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites.
Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world-and whose scent he’s following-in Ilona Andrews’s Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind- and damn sexy-companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook’s Blind Spot.
Only for those I love would I traipse into the merciless Northlands to risk life, limb, and my exquisite beauty. But do they appreciate it? Do they say, “Gwenvael the Handsome, you are the best among us—the most loved of all dragons?” No! For centuries my family has refused to acknowledge my magnificence as well as my innate humility. Yet for them, and because I am so chivalrous, I will brave the worst this land has to offer.
So here I stand, waiting to broker an alliance with the one the Northlanders call The Beast. A being so fearful, the greatest warriors will only whisper its name. Yet I, Gwenvael, will courageously face down this terrifying woman? It turns out the Beast, a.k.a. Dagmar Reinholdt, is a woman—one with steel-gray eyes and a shocking disregard for my good looks. Beneath her plain robes and prim spectacles lies a sensual creature waiting to be unleashed. Who better than a dragon to thaw out that icy demeanor?
And who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon’s heart?
When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead?and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again…but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.
The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.
Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
As the only woman on her homicide squad, Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm’s length. She never gives into her secret fantasies…until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has over her mind and her body.
Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing star investigator Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn’t expect the hard-assed detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession: driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire, and beyond…
But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, the lovers realize they’ve both let down their guard. And losing control could have fatal consequences…
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:
One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the future.
And one can possess another human.
With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they’re causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die.
He’s so over it. All he wants is peace.
And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he’s near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late….
Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own, and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist.
Two romances, both forbidden. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger—but not everyone will come out alive…
Werewolf homicide detective Luna Wilder guards the fine line that separates Nocturne City’s humans from the weres and witches that roam its streets. Now, Luna must thwart a new evil more dangerous than anything she’s ever encountered.
Someone, or something, is setting fire to the homes of the city’s most infamous non-humans, racking up a body count that’s growing by the day. And strange, otherworldly creatures no one has seen before—selkies trolls and harpies—are causing chaos throughout the city. Racing to stop the carnage, Luna turns to sexy federal agent Will Fagin for help. As they work to uncover the source of the bloodshed, Luna’s attraction for Will deepens. But just as she learns Will’s darkest secret, Nocturne City is thrust into total chaos—leaving Luna and Will in a path of destruction they may not be able to stop…or survive.
Poppy Hathaway, who has always longed for a normal, ordinary life, has been abandoned by her true love, Michael Bayning. Caught up in scandal, she has only one way out – to marry Harry Rutledge, a handsome and mysterious hotel owner. But Harry is a man of many secrets, and eventually Poppy faces a heartwrenching question: What does a heroine do when she ends up married to the villain?
For Nikki Donovan, being a teenager can be hell. Literally.
As if trying to fit in at a new school and navigating the social scene isn’t enough stress for her, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands — the world that separates and protects ours from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious (and surprisingly cute) messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and that he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her growing feelings for Michael are forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew — what’s a teenage demon princess to do?
The Castle of Dark Dreams is just part of an adult theme park, right? The most decadent attraction in a place where people go to play out their wildest erotic fantasies. Holgarth isn’t really a wacky wizard, and Sparkle Stardust doesn’t actually create cosmic chaos by hooking up completely mismatched couples. And that naked guy chained up in the dungeon? No way he’s a vampire.
Wrong…dead wrong, as botanist Cinn Airmid is about to find out. It’s up to her to save the night feeder’s sanity, but to do that she’ll have to get close to the most dangerously sexy male she’s ever encountered. And one look in Dacian’s haunted black eyes tells her close will take on a whole new meaning with someone who’s had 600 years to practice his technique. Even a girl with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a few tricks to learn from…
Ex-Marine Caden MacTavish has shunned his magical heritage all his life, but he will do anything to heal his desperately ill brother, a Doomsday Brethren warrior in mourning for his missing mate. Posing as a photographer, Caden must convince firecracker tabloid reporter Sydney Blair to reveal the source of her recent exposé on a supernatural power clash. Unfortunately, keeping his hands off the sizzling redhead proves as hard as getting them onto the potent and mystical Doomsday Diary he discovers at her bedside. A bloody rebellion led by an evil, power-hungry wizard is imminent. If Sydney divulges the book’s existence, she will jeopardize magickind’s most deeply guarded secrets and become the ruthless wizard’s number one target. Caden has never trusted magic’s cruel and dangerous powers, but he will protect Sydney with his life and magic—even if it means risking his heart.
Awakened from a drugged sleep in a cold cell, the Princess Kiara finds herself a prisoner of the merciless marauders who threaten her father’s planetary kingdom. Miraculously, a rescuer appears, but behind his fearsome mask is the handsome face of a dark avenger whose outlaw touch sets her very soul aflame.
The Broken is a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale.
The Weird is a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, the place between both worlds. A perilous existence indeed, made even more so by a flood of magic-hungry creatures bent on absolute destruction.
My reading goals for August are pretty out there for me, but hopefully I can finish reading everything on this list and some more 😀
- Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
- Eve of Darkness by SJ Day
- The Crystal Rose by Rebecca Brandewyne
- Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries
- Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart
- Dark Hunger by Rita Herron
- Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London
- Undone by Karin Slaughter
- So Into You by Sandra Hill
- How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist
- So You Wanna Go to Williard? by Linda Holbrook
- Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti
- Crossed Wires by Rosy Thorton
- A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
- Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak (ARC)
- Seduced by Shadows by Jessa Slade (ARC)
- Show No Fear by Marliss Melton (ARC)
- Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
- Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
- Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
- Spider-Touched by Jory Strong
Yeah, my goals are pretty ambitious for this month. One good thing is that out of these books, I’ve already started reading 5 of them, so I don’t have to start from the beginning on all of them. Wish me luck in reading them all!
I’m starting another poll. This time, I’d like for you to vote on which book you’d like me to host a giveaway of next. Please vote and leave a comment saying which book you voted for (so I know who voted for what ;P) These are the books I already have in my posession that I’m ready to send out and was already planning on giving away. I just need help deciding which one to give away next 😀
These are the books I read in July:
- The Education of Mrs. Brimley– Donna MacMeans
- Succubus Heat– Richelle Mead
- Not Quite A Husband– Sherry Thomas
- To Sin With a Stranger– Kathryn Caskie
- Knight of Desire– Margaret Mallory
- Bought For Revenge, Bedded For Pleasure– Emma Darcy
- First Night– Tom Weston
- Tamed by a Laird– Amanda Scott
Not as many as June though. Hopefully this month I get some major reading done. I have several books that I agreed to review that I have yet to read, plus I’m doing some blog tours and I have other books that I just want to read because they look awesome.
Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
This week, I got :
- Seduced By Shadows by Jessa Slade (ARC) for review
- Bound to Please by Lilli Feisty, a win from Reading With Monie, courtesy of Hachette
- A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi for review
- Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell, donated for an upcoming giveaway, possibly in August
Thanks to Preetham, Jessa, Anna, and Monie @ Reading With Monie for sending me the books and hosting the giveaway.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
From Margaret’s website:
FEARLESS IN BATTLE
His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.
TENDER IN BED
Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she’s keeping secrets and dares not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives.
Thanks to Anna at Hachette, I have permission to give out 5 copies of Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory.
Giveaway ends July 17 at midnight EST. Only open to residents of the US and Canada, no PO Boxes. Sorry international readers 😦
+5 entries for leaving a comment answering the question: What do you like about historical romances?
+5 entries for commenting on another of my posts, and coming back here and saying you did
+10 entries for blogging about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Ning group, or other site, and coming back here with the link (please, no links to your main site, it has to be specific to the post). Sidebars count, as long as I can find it 🙂
+5 for referring someone here and they tell me you sent them
+10 for voting in my book giveaway choices poll (if you already have, please mention it in a comment on this post so I know to give you credit)
You can comment, refer, and blog/post as much as you like 🙂
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Enter my other contests as well:
Hello readers! Keep on the lookout tomorrow, for I will be starting a Hachette giveaway of 5 copies of Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory! There will be plenty of ways to enter as well, I promise you.
On July 14, I will have a giveaway for a signed copy of The Diary of Cozette by Amanda McIntyre.
On July 17, I will have a Hachette giveaway for 5 copies of One Scream Away by Kate Brady.
On July 21, I will have a giveaway for the first three books in the Sons of Destiny novels, The Sword, The Wolf, and The Master by Jean Johnson, all signed.
On July 28, I will have a giveaway for two signed copies of When You Believe by Jessica Inclan.
On August 4, I will have another giveaway, the book to be determined. I still have my book choices giveaway poll going, so perhaps I will be satisfied with the results by then and can give away the winning book. If you haven’t done so already, please vote in the poll! Or, you can give me suggestions to what books you’d like to see a giveaway of on here by leaving a comment on this post, a comment on the poll’s post, or sending me an email.
And, date to be determined, I will giveaway my ARC of Seduced By Shadows by Jessa Slade!
Stay tuned for all the goodness coming up!