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BURNING SKIES by Caris Roane

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BURNING SKIES by Caris RoaneBurning Skies by Caris Roane
Series: Guardians of Ascension #2
Published by Macmillan on 2011-04-26
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 528
Reviewed by Jo

A vampire warrior in exile, Marcus Amargi resists the call to return to the ranks of the Guardians who fight the death vamp armies. Here on Mortal Earth, Marcus has another battle on his hands—the seductive lure of Havily Morgan. The woman meant for him. Whose blood he craves. The one who comes to him in dreams—and demands his surrender… A beautiful immortal with extraordinary powers, Havily lives in the realm of Second Earth but, in her fantasies, yearns for her winged lover Marcus. Soon, their bond will be put to the ultimate test. When their bloodthirsty enemies set the night on fire with sky-blazing weapons, Marcus and Havily must unite body and soul, to unleash the full power of their passion—and fight fire with fire…
Havily Morgan ascended to Second Earth over a hundred years ago.  When she ascended, it was thought that her powers would be such that Havily would be a huge help in the on-going war. However, to date, no such powers have appeared in Havily.  However, for the last few months, Havily has been having intense sexual dreams with a man she barely knows and has only kissed once.
 
Marcus Amargi is one of the Warriors of Blood, vampire warriors who fight for the good of Second Earth.  That was until Marcus exiled himself on First Earth and became a business tycoon.  He has only gone back to Second Earth once since then and he met Havily and discovered that she was his fated mate.  He left knowing that they would never be together because he can’t return to all the dead he left and she will never leave Second Earth. 
 
When Havily sees one of the Warriors being fatally hurt in a vision, she alerts everyone in time to save his life, but it shows that her powers are finally beginning to appear.  Powers that put a huge bull’s-eye on Havily’s back.  Marcus learns that Havily is in danger and knows that his time on First Earth is over.  Keeping Havily safe is more important than anything to him.  Havily loves that Marcus has come back, but can she trust him to stay and help with the war?  Marcus knows his past actions don’t show him in the best light, but losing Havily isn’t an option.  So much is depending on Havily’s emerging powers, but something is blocking her.  As the danger gets stronger, so does the passion between Havily and Marcus.  Marcus and Havily put everything on the line as they battle not only for Second Earth and its inhabitants ,but also for their love and a future together.
 
When time goes on forever, love means more when it’s found between two lovers.  Havily and Marcus discover this in Burning Skies.  Seeing the confusion as Havily and Marcus came together each night had me wondering just what was going on.  As the story unfolded, I was more and more intrigued by Second Earth and the seemingly unending war.  I could understand Havily’s hesitation with Marcus, but I felt for him when I discovered why he had left it all behind. Just watching Havily and Marcus trying to deal with their passion while not quite trusting each other had me turning the pages just to see what I would find out next.  I loved how in the end it was trust, love and belief in each other that not only saved their love, but gave them a new way forward in Second Earth’s war against the group that would destroy both First And Second Earths.  Burning Skies is a passionate and suspenseful adventure that will make it hard to put down until the last page is turned. 
 
While part of the Ascension series, you can read it as a stand alone.  I did with this one, but then went back and grabbed book one anyway.  I can’t wait for book three to come out now.

RIPTIDE by Cherry Adair

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RIPTIDE by Cherry AdairRiptide by Cherry Adair
Series: Cutter Cay #2
Published by Macmillan on 2011-08-30
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 338
Reviewed by Miranda

Princess Bria Visconti demands the return of the money her brother rashly invested in Cutter Salvage. Treasure hunter Nick Cutter is too reckless, too arrogant—and far too handsome—for his own good. But he can’t charm his way out of this one. Bria plans to make Nick pay up even if she has to board his boat, don a wet suit, and dive for the treasure herself…  Nick sees Bria as a beautiful but spoiled princess who’s never done a day’s work in her pampered life. But once they set sail for the dive site, and the legendary fortune in gold the wreck carries, Nick begins to see Bria in a new light. This princess may be out of her depth, but she’s ready to take on the hidden danger and excitement a treasure hunt stirs to the surface. Together they must fight unexpected enemies—and reveal their darkest secrets—before they’re pulled into a rip current of danger.

Princess Gabriella Visconti is on a mission. Her brother the King of their small Italian country foolishly invested all of the country’s money in a treasure salvaging business. If her brother cannot pay the debt he owes their country will revert back to the Italian government. Bria cannot stand to watch the country that her beloved parents loved be lost. This is what brings Bria to Morocco. She is determined to get Nick Cutter the owner of the salvage company to refund her brother’s investment. If she only knew what she was getting into. 

Nick Cutter has his hands full impersonating a terrorist loyalist for T-FLAC and salvaging the largest treasure he’s ever discovered. His undercover assignment was supposed to be an easy in and easy out. Unfortunately, things quickly go awry as the princess boards the Scorpion, his salvage ship. Nick is completely uncooperative where the princess is concerned. She may turn him on but he’s not about to give her what she wants because he wants her. 

Conspiracy and secrets abound as danger lurks closer than anyone thinks. Bria becomes a target and Nick is determined to keep her safe and get her off his ship as soon as possible. Regrettably for Nick boulders keep getting dropped into his plans. He must stick by Bria’s side to keep her safe and find out who is behind the attacks. Can Bria change Nick’s mind about the investment money in time to save her country? Will these two sexy stubborn singles be able to keep their hands off each other the longer they are together? Who will survive Riptide?

Riptide is an intense action-packed adventure! Whoa, Nick comes off as such a cold hard-edged man. Bria is this vivacious, stubborn woman with plenty of secrets for Nick to ferret out. I liked watching Nick slowly thaw under Bria’s attentions. Nick and Bria sizzle so much they almost burn each other. The scenes where they are fighting are just as intense and irresistible as the ones where they make up. Cherry Adair has created a truly exciting world with her Cutter Cay books. Riptide explores the depths of the sea, the world of terrorism and even romantic Italy. I’m in love with the Cutter men and I’m excited to learn more about the long-lost brother they have recently discovered. 


Riptide is a turbulent thriller with high impact action and a fiery romance that captures the reader and doesn’t let go.

SIZZLE AND BURN by Alexis Grant

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SIZZLE AND BURN by Alexis GrantSizzle and Burn by Alexis Grant
Series: The Men of Delta Force #1
Published by Macmillan on 2011-06-28
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 295
Reviewed by Miranda

Alexis Grant brings you the first in an explosive new series featuring the dedicated, deadly, and dangerously sexy Men of Delta Force.  Mia Santiago has fought long and hard to become an expert in weapons technology. But her successful career didn’t come without sacrifices, namely Ryan Mason, the only man she’s ever loved. When she and Ryan chose their careers over a relationship together, she thought their goodbye was for forever.  So running into him at a conference is both a dream come true and a disturbing distraction—how can she focus on presenting her research when the man who’s haunted her dreams for years is suddenly close enough to touch?     Losing Mia is Ryan’s one regret in a lifetime of dangerous risks, even if he knows the work he’s done around the world as a member of the military’s elite fighting unit, Delta Force, has saved countless lives. Now he has to keep Mia from the terrorists bent on using her research for catastrophic violence—and bent of kidnapping her and inflicting unspeakable harm upon the one woman he’s never been able to let go. But outrunning danger isn’t easy when the fire between them can’t be put out. And this time, their future together is a matter of life and death…

Ryan Mason has few regrets in his life; Mia Santiago is the biggest. Ten years ago he was deeply in love with Mia but they decided to go their separate ways to further their careers. Ryan joined the Army and is now a well respected Captain in Delta Force. Mia is now Dr. Mia Santiago and she works among the most respected Doctors in her field of Geology and Seismology. Mia just got the break she’s been waiting for. Her mentor has asked her to speak at a conference about her groundbreaking theories regarding natural disasters and the potential for them to be used by terrorists. Unfortunately, this makes her a target of the terrorists Ryan has been tracking through the Azores. 

Now the two ex-lovers are reunited under dangerous circumstances. As Mia and Ryan come face to face it’s like they were never apart. Sparks fly as the two get reacquainted. Mia needs protection yet doesn’t even suspect the danger she’s in. How will she react when she finds out their reunion was prompted by the threat against her? Can Ryan protect her from the evil hiding in the shadows? 

Sizzle and Burn is a sexy and romantic read. There are parts to this book that I really like and some not so much. I felt like the relationship portion was awesome. I truly like this couple and their romance is sweet. Ryan and Mia have tons of chemistry and when they are talking you can feel the connection and all the emotion that lies underneath. The suspense portion of this book didn’t flow as well as I would have liked; it kind of felt like an afterthought. The idea of using weapons to create natural disasters sounded like a killer plot point but it just didn’t translate as well here. Or perhaps it’s the cover that I let mislead me. Sizzle and Burn features a hot cover. After seeing it, I was expecting lots of action and intrigue but I didn’t feel that came through in this story. Yes, there are action sequences, but I felt they were kind of choppy, in and out, it just didn’t flow as well as I would have liked it to. While Sizzle and Burn features a couple that I like I didn’t feel the action measured up.

SECRET WEAPON by Opal Carew

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SECRET WEAPON by Opal CarewSecret Weapon by Opal Carew
Published by Macmillan on 2011-09-13
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 256
Reviewed by Tanya

There’s only one thing hotter than a man in uniform…when he takes it off.Threesomes and men of the law have always been two of Janine’s biggest turn-ons.  So when her boyfriend offers to invite one of his buddies from the police force into their bedroom, it’s an offer she can’t refuse.  But when the extra man shows up, the last thing she expects is for it to be Sloan Granger—a man from her past.Janine is the one woman who Sloan’s never been able to forget, and now that their worlds have collided, he has a second chance to win her back.  Even though she refuses to let him back into her life, he’s determined to change her mind—no matter what the cost.  His love for her has always been his greatest weakness, but this time, it’s also his most powerful weapon….

Janine has always been attracted to lawmen, ever since she was younger and had a crush on her brother’s best friend Sloan. But when Sloan won’t take what she offers she cuts ties and starts over on the other side of the country. Now she has explored her sexuality and found that not only are lawmen a turn on but so are threesomes. She is shocked when her boyfriend brings Sloan as their third. 

Sloan has moved to Maine to get Janie back, ok so he never really had her, but he is willing to do whatever it takes to change her mind and get her to let him love her. 

Janine is determined to scare off Sloan and not let him into her new life. But, she never expected to still be attracted to him, or to find out that he is willing to not only pursue her but to play by her rules.

Can the two overcome their past, and embrace the new people each has become?

Opal Carew has wound a tale of erotica, kinky sex and ultimately love. With Secret Weapon she is able to show that just because someone changes that does not mean that their love can’t change as well and be accepting of new desires at the same time. While you might need a fan, or at least a cold drink while reading the erotic Secret Weapon it is worth your discomfort.

NOT YOUR ORDINARY FAERIE TALE by Christine Warren

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY FAERIE TALE by Christine WarrenNot Your Ordinary Faerie Tale by Christine Warren
Series: The Others #12
Published by Macmillan on 2011-11-01
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

After her two best friends marry a blood-sucking vampire and furry-faced werewolf, Corinne D’Alessandro is making a vow of her own: NO interspecies dating. But when her editor asks her to investigate “leprechaun” sightings, the sassy New York reporter finds herself on the trail of the hottest story of the year—and the sexiest man alive…His  name is Luc, and he’s as gorgeous as any Prince Charming in any bedtime story. There’s just one problem: He’s not human, he’s fae. A captain of the Fae Queen’s Guard, Luc is on a dangerous mission—and he could use the help of a certain leprechaun-hunting reporter. But when their two worlds collide, the sparks begin to fly. If Corinne and Luc can’t control their lust—and focus on the villains in this story—their faerie-tale romance won’t end happily ever after…

Corrine D’Alessandro always thought the stories about mythical creatures in the paper she writes for were pure fiction. However, her thoughts changed when she discovered her two best friends were marrying two men who are not human, but Other. Now Corrine is sworn to secrecy regarding the Others and their lives in the human world. When a story comes across her desk involving a leprechaun Corrine decides to give the Others a heads up but she gets way more than she bargained for.

Luc is Fae and captain of the Fae Queen’s guard. When a Fae slips through the door to the human world without permission it is Luc’s job to find him and bring him back. The only person with any leads concerning Luc’s missing Fae is one sexy human reporter. As Luc and Corrine team up to find the runaway Fae sparks fly. Will their differences get in the way of a happily ever after or will the unruly Fae destroy them before they get a chance to find out?

Christine Warren merges lust, laughter and intrigue magnificently in her latest installment of The Others. Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale is a fun and fast faerie adventure. Corrine and Luc light up the pages with their wicked hot attraction and banter. I got a kick out of Corrine’s attitude. This character is fast on her feet and funny and Luc’s a perfect match for her.

STAY HUNGRY by Lorie O’Clare

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THE SPY WHO LEFT ME by Gina Robinson

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WINGS OF FIRE by Caris Roane

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TOO HOT TO TOUCH by Louisa Edwards

TOO HOT TO TOUCH by Louisa Edwards

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IF YOU GIVE A GIRL A VISCOUNT by Kieran Kramer

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