Book Buys

I just ordered a dozen books from Amazon and I’m so excited.

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg by Susan Donovan. I love her books! However, that love is qualified. I loved her early books: Knock Me Off My Feet and Public Displays of Affection were two of my all-time favorite romances. They were crazy, rollicking, sweet, and so sexy. Then there were a few meh ones in there. However, I recently read The Night She Got Lucky and damn it if it didn’t completely destroy me. I loved it; it was so hopeful, so sweet. So I went ahead and bought the first in this “dog walker” series, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg. One of the things that made me buy this one was the fact the hero hasn’t had sex in seven years. And I know Donovan’s sense of humor must have made the love scene, when he finally breaks his celibacy streak, absolutely to die for. Very much anticipating this one.

Fatal Heat by Lisa Marie Rice. I bought this ebook knowing it was going to be full of crazysauce. Rice’s books always are. Still, my credit card was indeed banged.

Hometown Girl: The Chesapeake Series by Mariah Stewart. I’ve never read any of Stewart’s books before but this one sounded interesting.

Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing A Lord by Sarah MacLean. I fell in love with Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake — love, love, love. It was one of the top five books I’ve read this year. So I’m snatching up all of MacLean’s backlist.

Serendipity by Carly Philips. Never read anything by Carly Philips but the description was silly, fun and sexy (a killer combo for me) and I had to try it out.

Making Waves by Tawna Fenske. Much has been said about this book – I am eager to try it out for myself. Knowing how much I love Corporate America, didn’t this sound like something that would appeal to me:

When Alex Bradshaw’s unscrupulous boss kicks him to the curb after 20 faithful years as an executive with the world’s largest shipping company, he sets out to reclaim his dignity and his pension. Assembling a team of fellow corporate castoffs, he sails to the Caribbean to intercept an illegal diamond shipment. None of them counted on quirky blonde stowaway Juli Flynn, who has a perplexing array of talents, a few big secrets, and an intoxicating romantic chemistry with Alex…

Oh yes. Cannot wait to devour this book!

Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra. This just looks scrumptious. I first read about it over at Dear Author. Jane quotes:

Margred is both a gorgeous woman and an animal. She has, for example, no sense of humor, and she occasionally flashes her teeth in a way that is not at all friendly. More than anything, though, Kantra reminds us of her character’s animal nature by making Margred a creature of almost feral sensuality. Beauty and the Beast become a single character, and this allows for some wonderful inversions of gender expectations. When Margred alights on that moonlit beach and meets Caleb Hunter, her hand is on his fly before they even exchange names. While it would be an overstatement to say that the duo present a perfect inversion of the typical dynamic between romance heroes and heroines, they come awfully close. In Margred, the animal has long been awakened, and Caleb doesn’t offer her a sexual initiation; instead, he introduces her to such mundane phenomena as coffee, lobster rolls, and dishwashing.

This will be kind of different for me; I’ve never read any kind of mermaid/sea witch story before. But it was just such a delicious story, I had to go with it. Also, I loved the cover.

Shadows At Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings, which is another of Lisa Marie Rice’s pseudonyms. We already know that crazy and sexy are having a throw-down. It’s done in DC, so yes, I am definitely on board with that.

Blood and Fire and Fade to Midnight by Shannon McKenna. I sort of suspect that Shannon McKenna is Lisa Marie Rice (and Elizabeth Jennings), but maybe not. They both write steel-meltingly hot sex with asshole male heroes (they’re always rude, gruff and bastards and the ladies civilize them). In any case, I’m looking forward to catching up with these two books.

Right now I’m still trying to get through World War Z. I was so excited about this book but I keep putting it down. I’m finally 114 pages in, and now there are actual zombie attacks instead of just rumors of zombies, so it is picking up speed. But it better get gripping soon or I fear I’ll have to put it down for good. I so don’t want to do that! I love zombie books and this is supposedly the gold standard. So I’m still clinging to hope that it blows me away.

I’ve also just started Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh. It is my first Singh book and wow, her prose is lyrical. I wonder if I should have started with the first book (this is the second in a series) but so far, wow – just wow.

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