Tuesday, October 6

October Releases

A new month, more releases coming out :) Overall, not a bad month of releases, especially with some favorite authors. Here is what we, at Breezing Through, are looking forward to...

October 6

Demon Forged by Meljean Brook
Four centuries ago, Irena and Alejandro would have succumbed to the need smoldering between them — if a demon and a monstrous bargain hadn’t shattered the possibility of love. Torn apart by shame, Irena avoided Alejandro for centuries — until a vampire’s call for help throws her into his arms again.

Alejandro can control fire, but he’s never been able to control — or quench — the flames between him and Irena. And he knows Irena, hardened by her hatred for demonkind, will never accept that he now works at a demon’s behest. But even as he fights for a second chance, a shocking betrayal and a deadly prophecy shake the foundations of the Guardian universe, and all Hell threatens to break loose…
Genre: paranormal romance
Series: The Guardians, book #10

Nath: Finally, a new Guardian series!! I love Meljean Brook's books. They are complex and compelling... and this one is actually very special to me :) Plus, the cover is gorgeous!

Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks
He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her? Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy lug was oblivious to the signals she was sending—until she finished off his final rub-down with something extra. In fact, the best extra he ever had. Unfortunately, he came around too late. Now Julie’s moving on…

She was everything he’d dreamed of

The woman was driving him crazy. She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat. And now she’s going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled? Over his dead body… He’s more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he’d show her his own brand of sweet seduction.
Genre: erotica romance
Series: Sweet series, book #3

Chantal: This is the only book I am really looking forward. Maya Banks is one of my auto buy authors.

Ames: I'm looking forward to this one too. And Maya is an autobuy author for me.

Monroe: I second that for Sweet Seduction! That cover is SUPER HAWT! ;op

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

Every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written-in one special volume! Stories include "Fairy Dust," "One Word Answer," "Dracula Night," "Lucky," and "Giftwrap."

Genre: urban fantasy
Series: Sookie Stackhouse

Monroe: I've never read any Sookie short stories so I'm really looking forward to adding this to my collection!

Nath: Although I don't read Charlaine Harris, I find it cool that they make a special volume with all the novellas of a series. They started doing it for the In Death series. I hope they do it for other series as well... like the Women of the Otherworld and Dresden Files...

Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel
Marrying for love can be a challenge...

Edward, Marquess of Foye, would have been happy to continue his life as an unmarried gentleman rake. His brother's death changed everything. As the last of his line, Edward must now marry. Heart already broken by a capricious young girl, he vows to find an older woman-seasoned, mature... and no threat to his feelings.

Falling in love can be dangerous...

Sabine Godard was educated by an Oxford don beyond what was proper. Her studies became her salvation after her past left her unwilling to accept the touch of any man. Though she never intended to fall in love, when she and Edward meet, passion defies logic. Together they explore temptation and sensuality, healing old wounds... until events require them to risk everything for their love.
Genre: historical romance
Series: ?

Ames: I read Scandal and really enjoyed it. I know Rosie liked this one and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Nath: I'm undecided about this one... On one hand, I think I should wait till I read Scandal and see if I like Ms Jewel's historicals. On the other hand, this story sounds like it would suit me better...

By the way, why is he touching her belly like that? It gives me the impression that she's pregnant ^_^;

Monroe: I love when people get preggers in books! ALWAYS the best HEA so maybe I'll pick this one up in hopes of that! lol

No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
It was at the request of Lord Gabriel Delessan that a handmaiden of the Order of Solace be delivered to his manor house. For young and ingenuous Tranquilla Caden, it would be her new position of service--devoted as she was to fulfilling every demand of her new master, to stimulating his mind, stirring his soul, and arousing his body. Yet something happens that Quilla never counted on: she was falling hopelessly, dangerously in love with the enigmatic--and very married--man she was required only to service.
Genre: erotica romance
Series: Order of Solace, book #2

Ames: Megan's an auto-buy author.

Chantal: I forgot about the Megan Hart. I lurve her.

Monroe: Love Megan Hart, LOVE the cover!

Touch Me by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Pleasing a man is something former mistress Genevieve Ralston does very well. But after her lover callously dumps her, she's definitely off men... until she meets Simon! He's brooding. Sexy. And she can't keep her hands off him...

But Simon Cooperstone, Viscount Kilburn, is a spy. His mission: retrieve a mysterious letter in Genevieve's possession. Intent on seducing her secrets from her, he forgets to guard one thing: his heart.

Each stroke of Genevieve's talented fingers unleashes his deepest desires. Too late, he realizes that while he may be a master of the art of seduction, he's no match for a sensual mistress...
Genre: Harlequin Historical
Series: ?

Ames: I like Jacquie D'Alessandro and the story sounds interesting. I also like the heroine to not be the innocent virgin all the time.

October 9

Mischief in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
Everyone in Mudbug, Louisiana, knows that when Helena Henry shows up, no good will come of it. Especially now that Helena is dead. And more meddlesome than ever.

Sabine LeVeche needs to locate a blood relative fast—her life depends on it. Her only ally is the smart-mouthed ghost of Helena Henry. Until Beau Villeneuve agrees to take the case. The super-sexy PI is a master at finding missing persons—and all the spots that make Sabine weak in the knees. But as they start to uncover the truth about the past, it becomes clear that someone out there wants to bury Sabine along with all her parents’ secrets. And she realizes what they say is true: family really can be the death of you.
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: Mudbug trilogy, book #2

Nath: I still need to read Trouble in Mudbug; however, I like Ms DeLeon's style and her books are funny. So will bet this one too :D

Monroe: I've never read the prior book but it looks like something that is light and cute! :o)

October 13

Deep Kiss of Winter by Gena Showalter & Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time...and a Valkyrie aching to be touched.

Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?

Gena Showalter puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted...and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.

Aleaha Love can be anyone -- literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself...
Genre: paranormal romance
Series: Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, book #8

Nath: Finally, Murdoch's story!!! I've been waiting forever! I'm very curious about his story... Too bad though this is part of an anthology instead of a full-length novel. Plus, it's in hardcover... but I'm still getting it :D

Monroe: I've only read one other book by KC but it was good and I know Id want to pick up this author again!

October 27

Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast
So - you'd think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark's life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn't go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.
Genre: YA, paranormal
Series: House of Night, book #6

Monroe: It's the 6th book in the House of Night Series!

Nath: Already 6th book in the House of Night series? LOL, I have the first book somewhere, that I'm supposed to read.

Monroe: You need to Nath! I really liked them and they only get better as they go! They are YA BUT I wouldn't let my kid read them!

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn't ask for a better job.

And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. And the last place she's looking is right under her nose.

But that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. But the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And when Emma returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated at Vows.

Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. And if the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts.
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: Bride Quartet, book #2

Ames: This is the 2nd in the Bride Quartet and I really liked the first one.

Monroe: OMG forgot about Bed of Roses...I adored the first book in the series!

Nath: Definitively getting this book. It's just been so long since Ms Roberts wrote straight contemp and like you said, Vision in White was great :D By the way, found a synopsis for the third book, Savour the Moment... and ha, knew it, Laurel is paired with Parker's brother :D

Time After Time by Kay Hooper
They first met in a darkened loft, in the middle of a blackout, but the power of attraction supplied all the juice that Alex Bennet and Noah Thorne required. Noah was Alex's match in every way, while the onetime lion tamer turned world-class interior designer possessed just the air of wildness that Noah preferred in a woman. Inexorably, they found themselves drawn together. So why was each haunted by dreams of the other that seemed to hint at secret lives in bygone times and places-and a relationship fated to end in separation? For Alex, the solution may lie in a Gypsy fortune-teller's prophecy. To repeat the past is the one thing neither of them wants-but how do you overcome the pull of a destiny that is stronger than time itself?
Genre: contemporary
Series: -

Nath: You all know my love for Ms Hooper... so there's not doubt I'll get this one :D Again, this is a re-print; Time After Time was originally released in 1986. Let see if it aged well.

A Christmas Scandal by Jane Goodger
Dashing, debonair, and completely irresistible, Edward Hollings has all of Newport buzzing--and to Maggie Pierce's surprise, she alone has caught his eye. But when the handsome earl returns to England without proposing, a devastated Maggie knows she must forget him. Life only gets worse for Maggie, as all her dreams of happiness and love come crashing down around her. When Maggie receives an invitation to go to England for the Christmas birth of her dear friend's baby, she accepts--vowing to keep her devastating lies and shameful secrets from the one man she has ever loved.

Edward vowed he'd never marry, but he came dangerously close with Maggie. She's beautiful, witty, indescribably desirable--and Edward can't forget her. When Maggie visits mutual friends for Christmas, Edward can't stay away. In fact, he finds himself more attracted to her than ever--a desire fueled even more by Maggie's repeated snubs. With the love he never thought he'd find slipping away, Edward is determined to make Maggie his own, no matter what the cost...
Genre: historical romance
Series: Christmas, book #2

Nath: I really enjoy Ms Goodger's books, so this one goes on the TBB list :D I'm very curious to see how Maggie and Edward's story will unfold :D


Funny how the interesting books all seem to come out at the beginning or end of the month. Not much in between... Maybe it's to give us time to read? Nah... I don't think so, LOL :)


Chantal said...

Thanks for posting this for us, nath :-)

Isabel said...

oo i want a touch of dead!

Monroe Dawson said...

ME TOO! I cant wait...maybe it will hold me over until the next Sookie book! lol

nath said...

No problem Chantal :D