NJ Walters’ Woven Dreams – this is a new installment in her Tapestry series and we’re back with the Bakra brothers. Wheee! I won’t lie when I say how much I love NJ’s writing. This story has a wonderfully wounded hero (and it’s a menage too) and a smart but hurting heroine. It’s sexy and fun and another great installment in the series. This one is available now from Ellora’s Cave.
Michelle Martinezes – The Finishing School – I picked this one up at RT and needing a break from pure romance, I picked it up, intigued by the hybrid police/legal procedural angle. I’m glad I did, I really enjoyed The Finishing School.
The book is gritty and dark, the details of the death of the two prep school girls and the lives they led before their deaths aren’t pretty. I liked Martinezes choice to be dark here. The world isn’t always pretty, it’s not always filled with people who want to help you and love you, which sort of makes the interaction with those you love even better. The Finishing School is a clever, dark book, with some loose ends, a lot of character and it’s worth your time.
I finished up a re-read of the entire Crimson City series and as always, I do hope there’ll be more in the future. I love the whole series.
Colleen Gleason’s Rises the Night – The second in Gleason’s Gardella Vampire Chronicles is far darker than the first and I really liked it.
Victoria is still reeling from the loss of her husband and the crushing realization of her position and the loneliness this can mean to the rest of her life.
There’s a new threat rising and she’s got to deal with it.
The backstory is quite interesting and I thought well done. I love the twist of the historical paranormal. Sebastian is back from The Rest Falls Away and Max is little more than a shadow for most of the book, giving us glimpses and leaving us wondering until the very end.
Karen Marie Moning’s Darkfever – I. Loved. This. Book. Is it a romance? Nope. Is it standalone? Nope. Is it inventive, smart, funny, dark and well written first person paranormal? Yep. I can’t wait for the next installment! This is another one I picked up at RT. It had been on my list already but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Now I have to wait until October for the next one!