Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hot Top Tuesday: Coyote, Crime and Passion

It's March 1 and the bounty at the bookstore is high! Tuesday really is one of the best days of the week. Headlining our new releases today is Patricia Briggs (I freely admit, she is my favorite author). Other fabulous authors releasing today include Dakota Cassidy, Michele Bardsley, Shannon K. Butcher and Maya Banks. Can the list get any better? Actually, I can add one more for fun here. The darling, charming and wonderful Candace Havens has a new Harlequin Blaze available for e-purchase today. She Who Dares, Wins will release in paperback on March 22, so don't miss out!

In the meanwhile, check out what Jaime and Ruthie have for you today and get reading!

River Marked by Patrica Briggs
River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Book 6)
River Marked




For those of you who have not already heard, Briggs will be in Houston, TX this Saturday, March 5 at the Murder by the Book bookstore. For more information please visit their website.

Now on to the good stuff. I love Mercy, she is an Alpha female with a capital A for...Astounding, Amazing, Awe-inspiring, no I’m going with Awesomeness. She strong, charismatic, and has a little bit of an attitude...okay a lot of attitude. What I love about Mercy the most, she’s a chaos magnet. I love this series because it’s fresh, fun and a whole lot of action. I can’t wait to see what happens with Mercy and Adam.

A blurb from Goodreads.com:

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help...

Hidden Away (A KGI Novel)
Hidden Away
Hidden Away by Maya Banks

Well this book is definitely not the flowery type of romance you look for in most mainstream romance authors. No, this is erotica. WOO HOO! This is the type of book you sweat while sitting still...it’s just that HOT! Banks’ voice is rich and detailed with a lot of humor, provided it’s mostly erotic humor. How can you not like that?! Funny and erotic. I hope you enjoy Banks’ sexy style of writing as I do.

A blurb from Amazon.com:

A man who shoots first and asks questions later...
Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who's in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother--and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it...

...and the ultimate moving target.

But Garrett hadn't counted on falling for Sarah. He'd considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah's dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe--even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn't know exactly who, or what, Sarah's running from, but whatever it is, she's running for her life...


Surrender to Me by Shayla Black

Erotica is definitely becoming more popular and might I say more adventurous. BDSM is becoming a theme. You might recognize Hunter from Black’s book Decadent, he is as alpha as men come, which we all like in our Dom/Sub stories. Black does not disappoint in this story. The reviews are in that this book will make you sweat like Richard Simmons.

Surrender to Me
Surrender to Me

A blurb from Shayla Black’s website:

A secret fantasy.

Hunter had everything until a bullet iced his career as a Navy SEAL. Restless and uncertain about his future, he accepts an intriguing proposition: share an acquaintance’s girlfriend and fulfill her fantasy of a ménage. It should have been just a night of sexual adventure between three consenting adults. But Kata is like no other girl Hunter has ever met. By turns audacious and sexy, then vulnerable and aloof, she’s a heartbreaker he’s determined to master. But he needs more than one night. And he wants to do it alone.

An uncontrollable obsession.

Kata never expected to leave her comfortable relationship and explore something so dangerously forbidden with a stranger. Hard as she tries to resist, the guilty pleasure overwhelms her, and she surrenders herself, inch by inch, to the hardcore man who wants her for himself. Consumed by blazing desire, they’re soon threatened by the shadows of the past. And now to keep Kata safe, Hunter makes her a bold proposition of his own. Saying yes will destroy her heart. But saying no could cost Kata her life.

Praise for the novels of Shayla Black

  • “Thoroughly gripping and…so blisteringly sexy.”—Fallen Angel Reviews
  • “Shayla Black creates emotional, searingly sexy stories that always leave me wanting more.”—Maya Banks, author of Sweet Temptation


Living on the Edge: An Edge Novel
Living on the Edge
Living on the Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

Here I am again, obsessing about one of my favorite authors. I have totally fallen under Butcher’s spell. No matter what book I’ve picked up that she’s written it is FANTASTIC. I have a literary crush on Butcher. I can’t tell you enough that if you read one of her books you’ll not be disappointed. If you want to try her paranormal series please pick up the Sentinel Wars series.


A blurb from Shannon K. Butcher’s website:

After a devastating injury, Lucas Ramsay knows he's finished as a soldier.But when the general who saved his life asks him for a favor, he says yes. All Lucas has to do is keep the general's daughter from getting on a plane to Colombia -- which is easier said than done...

Independent to the core, Sloane Gideon is a member of the Edge-a group of mercenaries for hire. But she's not on the clock for this mission. Her best friend is being held by a vicious drug lord, and Sloane must rescue her -- no matter how many handsome ex-soldiers her father sends to dissuade her.

With little choice, Lucas tracks Sloane to Colombia-where she reluctantly allows him to aid her in her search. But as they grow closer to the target, they grow closer to each other. And before the battle is over, both will have to decide just what they are willing to fight for...

Never Again by Michele Bardsley

Today we have the privilege of being introduced to a new series by our comedic friend Michele Bardsley known for the Broken Heart Vampires series. We are now brought to the town of Nevermore, Texas with the overwhelming population of 503. The towns people are not all what you would think to find in a small Texas town. Witches and Wizards have blended in until a nasty breakup leads to trouble.

Never Again: Wizards of Nevermore
Never Again
I have been waiting to get my hands on a copy of Never Again since I was lucky enough to meet Michele at a Christmas party. I love the idea of witches and wizards hiding in plan site until it all goes wrong. A friend of mine was lucky enough to get her hands on an ARC of the novel and raved about the story and the overall possibility for the series. I heard a rumor that Never Again was available early in some of the larger chain bookstores and I have been search for a copy when ever I pass one. I haven’t been able to find a copy yet but I know where I am stopping on my way home tonight!


Blurb from Never Again:

Welcome to Nevermore, Texas, population 503, where witches and wizards live side by side with humans, and where witch Lucy Rackmore is in trouble. Ever since her former lover snuffed out her magical abilities, everyone in town is looking to settle a score with her family. And Lucy's only hope for survival may be her ex-brother-in-law-whom her sister betrayed and nearly killed.


Accidentally Catty (The Accidental Series, Book 5)
Accidentally Catty
Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy

For those who have had a week from hell at work, I have the perfect read for you. The fifth release in the Accidental Friends series is here! Dakota Cassidy has been making us laugh with her outlandish books about a group of friends who have have been turned into paranormal creatures... by accident. This time around, Katie Woods is dealing with being a divorcee at the age of forty-one and dating is not how she remembers it. When a unconscious cougar shows up at her clinic, her world is changes in a way she never thought it could.

I love reading Dakota Cassidy when you need an uplifting read to lighten the stress of life. Dakota has a unique way of telling a story with dark tendencies in a light hearted way. You will fall for the main characters while laughing at the unfortunate events that cross their paths. A great thing about the Accidental Friends book is you do not have to read the stories in order. So when you get tired of all the dark romances that are lining the bookshelves, pick up an Accidental book and lighten the mood.

What are your top picks for today?

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