Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quick Roundup of a Slew of Titles

Since I've been so busy at work, I've not had the time to truly review a title with the thought it's due. But I've still been reading. So I thought I'd at least give you a roundup on what I've read that I think worth your while. These are the e-books. I'll do another post of the print books. Again, my apologies, because these aren't reviews, but I wanted to share with you the titles I thought you'd enjoy, even though I seem to have no interest in reviewing right now. Not sure why...

The Hearts of the South series by Linda Winfree
What Mattered Most
Truth and Consequences
His Ordinary Life
Hold On To Me
Three out of the four were jaw-droppingly, heart-wrenchingly, emotionally satisfying reads. And the fourth was very very close. Winfree sucessfully combines intense love stories against the backdrop of a suspenseful tale. Simply fabulous, or as JB likes to put it, fucking fabulous books. The next book in the series is due out in March. All are available through Samhain.

Devils on Horseback: Nate by Beth Williamson
Love Williamson's western historicals. This is a post-civil war story (I hate to label it reconstructionist, because the story didn't strike me as that at all). Excellent read. Next up is Jake's story, available in March. Both from Samhain.

Annabelle's Courtship by Lucy Monroe
Good, but Monroe's books are always good. Anne, this one has the brogue. Available from Samhain.

To Do List by Lauren Dane
A quick read, but Dane manages to squeeze the love story in a believable way. The H/H have a longstanding relationship which helps the reader believe they could fall in love in such a short time. Excellent, as is every Dane book I've ever read. Available from Samhain.

Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound by Lauren Dane
A different take on the wolf world, plus a D/s relationship thrown in the mix. Dane's strong voice made it work for me. Available from Samhain.

The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke by NJ Walters
Another winner from NJ. This one has a twist that readers of the first in the Jamesville series will enjoy. As always, she gets right to the heart of the emotions within her characters. Available from Samhain.

Stealing Carmen by Gail Faulkner
Worth it just for the fact that it's written entirely from the POV of the hero. Great change of pace, and well done. Available from Ellora's Cave.

The Accidental Countess and Lessons in Seduction by Melissa Schroeder
Both part of the "Once Upon an Accident" series, these were excellent books. I enjoyed them. I'm hopeful that the next one is Anna and Daniel's, but I can't find out anything about it. These two books are available from Samhain. Also, has anyone read her contemps?

I know that it looks like I only shop at Samhain, but I've been too busy to read my Passionate Ink Notes newsletter, and that's where I usually get my TBB from other publishers. So if anyone knows of any other great ebooks out there from other publishers, let me know about them. You all know my tastes.


  1. The Melissa Schroeder books look good! I might have to pick those up ~ you know how I am about series books :-)

  2. You read my paranormals? Awww, you're the best.

    And I totally agree about NJ's Jamesville series - totally wonderful!

  3. *perks up* Brogue? Hmmm. Need to check it out.

    I haven't read a whole lot of ebooks lately, mostly print from the library because I'm on a budget which sucks.

    I've read a couple I need to write reviews up for: Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery and Garwood's Shadow Music WHICH HAD NO BROGUE. GASP!

  4. Well, you haven't converted me to the dark side, Lauren, but I dig your books. I must confess that I haven't read all the paranormals, just the werewolf ones, and only 3 of them. But it's a start, right?

    Dev, the Melissa Schroeder ones are good :)

  5. Oh, you have absolutely, totally made my very cold, cloudy Monday much, much better! Thanks so much!

    And I love NJ's Jamesville series, too!

  6. Linda, it's not often a book grabs me by the heart and twists until the very end, much less several books. This is a fabulous series. I'm enjoying every minute of it. Thank YOU!

  7. Argh. I am sooooo out of the loop without an ereader. Grrrr. Great way to attack the whole wanna do reviews but can't thing, LOL. Thanks for the recs Friend!

  8. Ahhh, I am a little behind here but the next historical is The Spy Who Loved Her and it IS Anna and Daniel's story. I have a fourth book I would like to do, but it is not contracted as yet.
    I am so happy you liked the historicals. It is my favorite genre to read and to have found an audience with historical lovers is like gaining a ton of new reading buddies.

  9. Thanks for stopping by, Melissa! Welcome to our blog :) I'm eagerly awaiting Anna and Daniel's story!

    I couldn't wait for anybody's feedback and went and picked up your Hand series and A Calculated Seduction. And realized that I'd already read Grace Under Pressure and liked it!


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