In My Mailbox (#9)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

Author: Shiloh Walker
Title: Broken
Series: Sequel to FRAGILE
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Printed galleys (will be released in Tradesize Paperback)
Release date: March 2, 2010
Received for Review/Won in an ARC contest at the author’s blog

The national bestselling author of Fragile returns with a luscious new blend of sex and suspense.

The hardest battles are fought within…

Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter for a private detective agency in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s drawn to her-but he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.

Sarah McElyea is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She has a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding.

But Quinn must get closer to Sarah when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and both Quinn and Sarah will have to expose their true feelings-as well as their fragile hearts-if their love is to survive.

Author: Ben Elton
Title: Chart Throb
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: 2006
Bought at a book fair

“Chart Throb” is the ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that’s Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted ‘search’ for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The ‘real’ is about to be put back into ‘reality’ television and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation’s favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Ben Elton, author of “Popcorn and Dead Famous” returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. “Chart Throb” is about one winner and a whole bunch of losers.

Author: Megan Hart & Lauren Dane
Title: Taking Care of Business
Series: Prequel to NO RESERVATIONS
Genre: Erotic Romance
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Release date: 2008
Bought via The Bookdepository

One conference, two friends, two men who know how to take care of business.

After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin’s not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she’s planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She’s not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny business has become pleasure.

Smart, driven and successful attorney, Katherine Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make – over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly, Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Katherine has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice isn’t exactly what a woman needs.

Author: Larissa Ione
Title: Ecstasy Unveiled
Series: Demonica Series, book 4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought via The Bookdepository

Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master’s assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister’s life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he’ll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She’s determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary-even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.
Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

Author: Christine Feehan
Title: Street Game
Series: Ghostwalkers Series, book 8
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought via The Bookdespository

For Mack McKinley and his team of GhostWalker killing machines, urban warfare is an art. But despite a hard-won knowledge of the San Francisco streets, Mack knows from experience that too many things can still go wrong. Danger was just another part of the game – and now he’s come face-to-face with a woman who can play just as tough.

She’s Jaimie, a woman with a sapphire stare so potent it can destroy a man. Years ago she and Mack had a history – volatile, erotic and electric. Then she vanished. But now she’s walked back into Mack’s life again, as a spy with more secrets than are good for her. Against all odds, she’s hooking up with Mack one more time to take on an enemy that could destroy them both, or bring them back together in one hot, no-holds-barred adrenaline rush.

Author: Annette Blair
Title: Naked Dragon
Series: Works like Magick Series, book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romanctic Comedy
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: January 2010
Bought via The Bookdepository

In Salem, human magick has thinned the veil between the planes to a permeable mist, forming a portal into the city, allowing time travelers and chameleons of the universe to enter there.

Bastian Dragonelli, once a Roman warrior turned dragon, is the first of his legion to be returned to earth, a man. So his brothers can also be saved and sent to earth, Bastian must reclaim the magick of Andra, Goddess of Hope, who sacrificed hers to transform him. He must seek his heart mate and make her quest his own. But the dark, powerful Killian, Sorceress of Chaos, who turned his legion into dragons and skewed his transition back into a man, is hot on his heels.

McKenna Greylock, the last non-magickal descendant of Ciarra, a witch who survived Salem’s hanging times, needs a jack-of-all-trades to help turn her dilapidated Victorian into a bed and breakfast so she doesn’t lose her home and her family’s centuries-old legacy.

Enter McKenna’s cousin, Vivica Quinlan, Ciarra’s most magickal descendent, owner of the Works Like Magick Employment Agency. Vivica has a gift for matching human employers with magickal employees. Like Ciarra before her, Vivica knows when magickal supernatural ancients are about to arrive. She greets them and acclimates them to life, and to making a living, in Salem.

Besides Killian’s threatening presence, Bastian’s life is also complicated by McKenna, his guardian dragon, a troublemaking fairy, and a case of culture shock. Bastian also has a problem with his man lance. It won’t behave at all the way he remembered it should. Not at all…

Author: Judi McCoy
Title: One Night with a Goddess
Series: Goddess Series, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance (with a dash of Paranormal)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: May 2007
Bought at a book fair

I admit life’s been very sweet on Mount Olympus these past few centuries . . . until now. Zeus is convinced that I’m not doing enough as the Muse of Happiness, and I have to prove myself by spending a year among mortals. Now I’m working as a wedding planner. In Chicago.

Helping these lovebirds find happily-ever-after is one thing, but putting up with Matthew Castleberry is another story. The sexy doctor thinks I’m out to fleece his grandmother, my boss, and he’s made it very clear he intends to keep an eye on me. His gaze may be more heated than wary, with promises of sensual delights . . . so perhaps I’ll give him one unforgettable night with a goddess. But what if one night isn’t enough for either of us? If I fall in love, I might never get back home to Mount Olympus!

Author: Julie Garwood
Title: The Secret
Series: Highlands’ Lairds, book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release date: May 1992
Bought at a book fair

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land…Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

In a spirited clash of wills and customs, Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain’s searching kisses, his passionate caresses. Perplexed by her sprightly defiance, bemused by her tender nature, Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love. Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clan…not even the truth about her father, a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance, and the most glorious of loves!

8 thoughts on “In My Mailbox (#9)

  1. Those are some good ones! I'm reading Ecstasy Unveiled right now and it's really good! Naked Dragon looks good…I'll have to look into that one.

  2. Great selection of books! I love Ben Elton – his books are always very funny. There are a few books there that are already on my wish list & a few more that I really like the look of so I'll be looking forward to your reviews :o)

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