Saturday, December 11

Happy Birthday Ames!!!

Today is Ames' birthday!! Woohoo!! Monroe and I both want to say a few words :)


I wish you the best of everything in the coming year, Ames!! Especially good times with friends, family, your babies and good reads! :) Let our friendship continue to flourish!!

Seriously, we have to get together this year, Ames :) We need new pictures together and new memories! are undoubtedly my very best friend. I totally count myself the luckiest gal in the world to have met such a kinda hearted person like you! You bring out the best in everyone that surrounds you! I hope you know that you are truly loved!

Here's to many more birthdays AND many more years of enjoying each others friendship! I liver you sister of my heart! ;)

Wednesday, December 1

December New Releases

The holidays are officially upon us and here are the book we're hoping to find under our Christmas tree this year, if we can wait until the 25th. LOL Or maybe we'll just slip these books in with our gift purchases as a gift to ourselves. hehe

December 1

Marry Me by Jo Goodman
Published by Kensington
Her Heart Was Locked Away Rhyne Abbot is fierce, brave, and used to a life of isolation on her father's spread on the outskirts of Reidsville, Colorado. But when, overcome with sickness, she collapses, she knows she must return to town if she is to have any hope of recovery. Only there is no place for her but the new doctor's home, and he wants more than just to heal Rhyne. He wants her hand in marriage. Until One Man Found The Key Doctor Cole Monroe's hands are already more than full with his orphaned little sister to look after, and yet somehow he can't resist the magnetic pull of Rhyne's bewitching eyes—or her tempting kiss. But convincing her to trust him won't be easy. For Rhyne's heart needs as much tender care as her ailing body. And the only cure is the thing she most fears: to let herself fall in love...
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: n/a

Ames: I originally had this book pegged as a November release and then looking at different websites, there are different release dates. So I'm plunking it here, December 1 because I at least know it's coming out sometime this month! LOL Also, I enjoyed Never Love a Lawman and had been looking forward to Goodman's next release for a while. Yay, it's finally arrived!

 December 7

Alien Tango by Gini Koch
Published by DAW Books
It's been five months since marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt started working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri, and she and Jeff Martini are getting closer. But when an experimental spacecraft is mysteriously returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of her team are called in to investigate. Now the team must survive murderous attacks, remove a space entity from a group of astronauts, and avoid an unhinged woman with a serious crush on Kitty's high school boyfriend. And that's all before evil masterminds decide Kitty's extermination is vital.
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Series: not sure what this series is called, but it's book 2, following Touched by an Alien

Ames:  I read and loved Touched by an Alien a few months ago and I cannot wait for Alien Tango!! The world Gini Koch has built is awesome and her writing is excellent and funny. If you haven't yet, definitely read Touched by an Alien, you won't be sorry!

Nath: Really looking forward to this book :) I can't wait, because I'm sure it's going to be a total hoot! 

Monroe: What a cover! lol Sounds interesting though!

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Published by Penguin
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Series: Vampire Academy, Book #6

Monroe: Ok I'm like one book behind in this series but I can't wait to get to this book! This series has so many ups and downs you'll be sick with giddiness! lol

No Place to Run by Maya Banks
Published by Berkley
The last person Sam Kelly expected to save was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She's spent the last few months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her both her life and that of their unborn child. Now she's resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he's the one in danger.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: KGI, Book #2

Ames: I'm a fan of Maya's and I enjoyed the first book enough to want to read Sam's book. We'll see.

Nath: I still haven't read the first book... I probably should and then decide on this one. I like the cover though!

Monroe: I need to read more of this Asap! I have to say Id pick up anything written by her!

Not Knowing Jack by KA Mitchell
Published by Samhain
Bartender Tony Gemetti has it all: a rich, hot boyfriend, a McMansion in the ’burbs and unlimited sex in an expectation-free zone. He thought that was all he ever wanted out of any relationship—until Jack begins making excuses for frequent disappearances. Realizing he has more than his libido and enough drawers for his T-shirt collection riding on this relationship, Tony figures it’s time to find out what’s going on. Jack Noble has spent his life hiding his real self behind a carefully created image. With Tony, he finally knows real freedom, real happiness. Now a past of buried secrets and lies is closing in, and no matter how hard he tries to stop it, the truth is tearing through. Once Tony learns what kind of man Jack really is, he won’t stay. Jack’s sure of it. Suddenly the past shows up in a completely unexpected way, testing the boundaries of their old, coasting-along-on-fun relationship. Tony indeed finds that Jack isn’t the man he went looking for, but it’s too late. There’s too much at stake to just walk away. First, though, he has to make sure there are no lies left for Jack to hide behind.
Genre: M/M Romance
Series: n/a

Ames: I really enjoy Mitchell's writing and this one sounds interesting.

December 21

Trust Me if You Dare by L.B. Gregg
Published by Samhain
Feisty New Yorker Caesar Romano has a knack for getting into a jam, and this week is no exception. When his pregnancy-hormone-buzzed business partner sweet talks him into working a solo gig for his famous ex, Caesar attracts the worst kind of attention. It’s only the beginning. Hit on by a lusty German, stalked by the paparazzi, victim of an unexpected airbag attack—and desperate for some part-time help—Ce’s running out of time, staff and patience. But what’s really got him poised to run? A looming brunch with his sexy lover’s esteemed family. PI Dan Albright is a man of many gifts: investigation, security, sex talk and driving Caesar nuts in and out of the bedroom. Hired to protect an outrageous soap star from a deranged personal assistant, Dan’s got his hands full refereeing rival actors, locating one four-foot-eleven woman…and convincing Ce that he’s playing for keeps. Hey, nobody ever said taking a relationship to the next level was a waltz in the park.
Genre: M/M Romance
Series: Romano & Albright, Book #2

Ames: LB Gregg is another author I really enjoy and so for sure I'll be getting this book. :P

December 28

My Fair Succubi by Jill Myles
Published by Simon & Schuster

Living as a succubus has a bit of a learning curve, but with sexy fallen angel Noah to scratch her sensual Itch, Jackie Brighton is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. She almost doesn’t miss her gorgeous vampire master Zane—or his sinful, teasing mouth. She’s trying to convince herself of that, anyway. But Jackie’s past mistakes catch up with her, spinning her life out of control once more. Just as her friend Remy’s inner demon comes out to play, Noah and Jackie are arrested by the angelic Serim Council. When Jackie seizes the chance to escape, she falls right into Zane’s waiting arms. As she’s pulled into a game of cat and mouse between vampires and angels, she finds she must also choose between the two men in her life. Can she decide between Noah and Zane, or will she lose everything she’s ever wanted? Because there’s more at stake than just her heart...
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Succubus Diaries, Book #3

Ames: Chantal, Monroe and I have all been reading this series and it's lots of fun. Definitely buying this one. I just hate to wait until the end of the month!!

Monroe: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I've been waiting and waiting! *sigh and look at that cover!

All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon
Published by Samhain
A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved “American Agatha Christie” and Christopher Holmes’s former mentor. Anna’s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit’s sore spots—traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity. For J.X., Kit’s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is the death knell of a relationship that has been limping along for months. But that’s just as well, right? Kit isn’t ready for anything serious and besides, Kit owes Anna far too much to refuse. Faster than you can say “Miss Marple wears boxer shorts”, Kit is snooping around Anna’s elegant, snowbound mansion in the Berkshires for clues as to who’s trying to kill her. A tough task with six amateur sleuths underfoot. Six budding writers with a tangled web of dark undercurrents running among them. Slowly, Kit gets the uneasy feeling that the secret may lie between the pages of someone’s fictional past. Unfortunately, a clever killer is one step ahead. And it may be too late for J.X. to ride to the rescue.
Genre: M/M Fiction
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book #2

Ames: I love love love Josh Lanyon's writing and so even though I haven't read the first in this series, I'll buy it and read it and love it and then read this one. LOL

Wedding of the Season by Laura Lee Guhrke
Published by Harpercollins Publishers (Avon)
Being jilted. It’s awful for a girl. Especially if your fiancĂ© was also your childhood sweetheart , your prince charming, and the handsome, rakish duke you’d built all your dreams around. Even more awful if he jilted you two weeks before your wedding and took off for Egypt. It would take a girl a long time to get over that sort of humiliation. But what if six years later, on the eve of your next wedding, he returns and he decides he wants you back? Too bad, you say? But what if he’s as hot, handsome, and rakishly charming as ever? What if his return stirs up all the old passions you thought you’d conquered? What if you find yourself longing for the past and questioning the future? What if you have to spend a whole month at the same house party with him and your new fiancĂ©? Well, for Lady Beatrix Danbury, that sort of situation is more than awful. It’s impossible. It’s intolerable. It’s a nightmare. But it might also turn out to be her dream come true.
Genre: Historical romance
Series: Abandoned at the Altar trilogy, Book #1

Nath: I've been looking forward to Ms Guhrke new release as I was expecting it in the fall. Was a bit disappointed to have to wait till December, but then Avon made it up for me by having back to back releases :) This sound pretty cute... and why does Danbury sound so familiar a name?

Ames: This sounds cute, especially since they're childhood friends. And I know it's been getting some favorable reviews already. :P

Rafferty's Wife by Kay Hooper
Published by Bantam
Sarah Cavell is a beautiful, brilliant cryptographer with the uncanny ability to crack any code. But her most daunting challenge may be reading the true feelings of her new "husband," Rafferty Lewis, the secretive federal agent to whom she's just been assigned. Sent on a perilous mission to a Caribbean nation teetering on the brink of revolution, the two must go undercover as husband and wife to make contact with a shadowy informant passing on cryptic messages that could trap a terrorist. Pilot, sharpshooter, and accomplished yachtsman, Rafferty prides himself on being the epitome of coolness under pressure. But in the aftermath of a marital tragedy that exposed his vulnerable core, the prospect of pantomiming intimacy with a woman of Sarah's intoxicating allure has him unnerved, to say the least-and that could prove deadly for both of them. Dodging danger at every turn even as passion's magnet draws them closer to each other, these two make-believe lovers will learn that the heart is a puzzle they can only solve together.
Genre: contemporary romance
Series: The Hagans, Book #3

Nath: Another Kay Hooper re-print. What can I say? :P I admit to not having read all of the re-prints I bought, but this one sounds particularly interesting :)