And what better opportunity than it being Tuesday? Okay so two people I absolutely love – Megan Hart and Anya Bast are having book releases in January. In fact, Megan’s book, Stranger, is shipping from Amazon now!
Stranger by Megan Hart
Blurb: I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons….
But they’re not the ones you’d expect.
For starters, I’m a funeral director taking over my dad’s business. Not exactly the kind of person you’d expect to fork over cash for the lust and urgency only live skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn’t have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment.
Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face-to-face with loss. So I decided long ago that paying for sex would be one of the best (and arousing) ways to save myself from the one thing that would eventually cut far too deep.
But Sam was a mistake. Literally. I signed on to “pick up” a stranger at a bar, but took Sam home instead. And now that I’ve felt his heat, his sweat and everything else, can I really go back to impersonal?
Let’s just hope he never finds out about my other life….
Anya Bast’s Witch Heart
Blurb: With the immense powers of an earth witch, Claire isn’t destined to be a demon’s handmaiden. Yet this has been her fate since she was six, when her warlock mother brought her to Eudae. Now as an adult, she’s about to discover her true power—and how far others are willing to go to take it away…
As part of a mission with the Coven, Adam Tyrell rescues Claire from her enslavement—and finds himself immediately taken with the beautiful witch. But this charming playboy soon learns that it’s easier to steal Claire from demons than win her heart, for her life as a servant has ravaged her spirit. But with Adam determined to protect her from the warlocks who want to harness her magick for evil, Claire’s resistance starts to give way—and they find themselves in the heat of danger, surrendering to the lure of their deepest desires…
Okay so this one will be simple with two readers chosen – one will will Stranger, one will win Witch Heart. All you need to do to enter is reply to this post with three favorite romances of 2008. Easy Peasy! I’ll choose a winner on New Year’s Day at noon pacific! They’ll be shipping directly from Amazon.
December 30th, 2008 at 11:25 am · Link
one Foot in the Grave Jeannine Frost
Lora Leigh Mercury’s War
Acheron Sherillyn Kenyon
I am reading undercover now and It rocks so far.
December 30th, 2008 at 11:38 am · Link
Only 3?? Gah, that’s hard but..
The Wild Road – Marjorie Liu
Dark Desires After Dark – Kresley Cole
The Trouble with Paradise – Jill Shalvis
December 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am · Link
Undercover because you created a very differnt world.
Anything by Lora Leigh
Acheron by Kenyon
P.S. I already have Witch Heart
December 30th, 2008 at 12:15 pm · Link
I loved The Duke of Shadows. And I discovered all of Kresley Cole’s books… Pamela Clare as well… um… Blue Eyed Devil. The Lost Duke of Wyndham was great too. Oh Hostage to Pleasure. (I’m indecisive) – and yes, I LOVED Undercover. And I “don’t like” scifi, which makes it extra special.
🙂 Thanks for having the giveaway, Lauren, and happy Tuesday. Good luck everyone!
December 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm · Link
The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
To All A Good Night anthology with Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon.
I would’ve listed all three of Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld books, but figured I would spread the love among some of the other authors I enjoyed this year, though it was really hard to just pick three. *sigh*
December 30th, 2008 at 12:53 pm · Link
Somebody’s Lover by Jasmine Haynes
Forbidden Fantisies Anthology by a bunch of talented authors.
Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray
I am reading Sweet Charity now and as soon as I finished I am pretty sure I will add it my list.
have a great day.
December 30th, 2008 at 1:06 pm · Link
Lots of great books out this year. Three on my favorites list:
Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh
Falling by Cameron Dane
Swallowing Darkness by LKH
December 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm · Link
I am so bad at this….as honestly? I never remember what I read! lol
1. Swallowing Darkness – LKH
2. Blue-eyed devil – Lisa Kleypas
3. Pleasure unbound – Larissa Ione
Those are the ones that first come to mind!
December 30th, 2008 at 1:57 pm · Link
Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
Jane Eyre (what? I re-read it this year)
December 30th, 2008 at 2:17 pm · Link
Three of my favorites were
Undercover by Lauren Dane
Regularly Scheduled Life by K.A. Mitchell
Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James
December 30th, 2008 at 2:58 pm · Link
Hotter after Midnight – Cynthia Eden
Pleasure Unbound – Larissa Ione
The Sexy series – Jill Shalvis
December 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm · Link
“Nameless” by Debra Webb
“Scream For Me” by Karen Rose
“Unlawful Contact” by Pamela Clare
December 30th, 2008 at 4:24 pm · Link
Undercover by Lauren Dane (of course)
Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
Ultimate Weapon by Shannon Mckenna
December 30th, 2008 at 5:20 pm · Link
Three of my favorite books this year were:
Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh
Fated by Lauren Dane
Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks
December 30th, 2008 at 5:31 pm · Link
My 3 favorite romances of 2008 are:
1. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
2. Sins of the Flesh by Devyn Quinn
3. Wild Wicked and Wanton by Jaci Burton
Thank you so much. 🙂
Happy New Year
December 30th, 2008 at 7:31 pm · Link
Hmm, still deciding, but for now, I’d say:
The Price of Desire – Jo Goodman
King of Sword and Sky – CL Wilson
Blue-Eyed Devil – Lisa Kleypas
Happy New Year!
December 30th, 2008 at 7:34 pm · Link
You make it sound so easy: pick only three!!!
Swallowing Darkness, Laurell Hamilton
Blood Noir, Laurell Hamilton
In the Midnight Hour (Kindle Edition)
by Patti O’Shea (Author)
December 30th, 2008 at 7:35 pm · Link
Okay so I had more than three, but here are three of them…
1. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2(+). Last Wolf Watching by Rhyannon Byrd (actually I loved all 3 bloodrunners she put out this year!)
3. Tempted by Megan Hart (Oh Alex.. yum yum!)
And yes I am reading Undercover. I’m on Chapter 21 and loving it. I would have never thought I’d pick up a futuristic but I thought – I like Lauren’s writing so what they hay… and it is great!
December 30th, 2008 at 8:33 pm · Link
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
Love Enshrined by J R Ward
It’s hard to pick three, I have added so many “keepers” to my shelves this year!
December 30th, 2008 at 10:32 pm · Link
I have to agree with the others…(3) is seriously HARD!
1) Any of the Sookie Stackhouse. I for whatever reason thought the TV Series may have jinxed me on it.
WRONG the whole series of books are addictive and my friends WHO pushed me into reading it were right.
Fab and Eric is the BOMB!(though Bill isn’t shabby either… he well, just made some bad judgements along his way)
2) Dead after Dark
3)Hotter than Hell
December 30th, 2008 at 11:20 pm · Link
Stephenie Meyer’s The Host
Michelle Maddox’s Countdown
Karin Slaughter’s Martin Misunderstood
Have a lovely day! 🙂
December 31st, 2008 at 12:04 am · Link
art of desire by cherie whitefeather
she on top by susan lyons
heated rush lesile kelley
love megan hart books
December 31st, 2008 at 12:20 am · Link
I loved Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force. It’s one super romantic novel. Other than that I loved loved loved ‘Seduce me at sunrise’ by Lisa Kleypas. But i don’t think it released in 2008. I just wanted to mention it here.
Please enter me. Both the books sound good, especially Witch heart
December 31st, 2008 at 7:15 am · Link
Nalini Singh’s Hostage to Pleasure
Lora Leigh’s Mercury’s War
Sarah McCarty’s Promises Reveal
This was tough. I also read some great e-books this year and found a lot of new authors.
December 31st, 2008 at 7:27 am · Link
The Desert King by Olivia Gates
The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis
Dirty(finally read in 2008) and Reason Enough by Megan Hart
December 31st, 2008 at 7:52 am · Link
Undercover Lauren Dane
Beast in Him Shelly Laurenston
Nauti Dreams Lora Leigh
So Hard to only pick three
December 31st, 2008 at 11:47 am · Link
To pick only three, wow that’s hard, but here goes:
1. Cheyenne McCray-Dark Magic
2. Sherrilyn Kenyon-Acheron
3. Patrice Michelle- Scions: Revelation
Have a Happy and Safe New Year. I plan to have an early dinner, then back home for a movie and snuggle time 😉
December 31st, 2008 at 11:54 am · Link
Triad by Lauren Dane
Our Man Friday Claire Thompson
Vampires are Forever Lynsay Sands
December 31st, 2008 at 12:24 pm · Link
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Dark Lover by JR Ward
December 31st, 2008 at 1:15 pm · Link
(Ah yes – also following another comment… I have “Stranger” in my eager little hands. I’m planning on starting it tomorrow, and savoring the wait.)
December 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm · Link
Top three? Wow, now that’s a hard task. Although these three came to mind first:
1. Red by Jordan Summers
2. Playing With Fire by Katie MacAlister
3. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
December 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm · Link
1) Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2) Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
2) Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh
December 31st, 2008 at 6:35 pm · Link
glass houses rachecl caine
acheron sherryln kenyon
faceless debra webb
December 31st, 2008 at 8:55 pm · Link
Murphy’s Law – Lori Foster
Stone Creek – Victoria Lustbader
Blind Alley – Iris Johansen
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!
December 31st, 2008 at 10:23 pm · Link
Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh
Treasure by Crystal Jordan
Be With Me by Maya Banks
Happy New Years!!!
January 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am · Link
Stacey Kayne’s Maverick Wild
Sarah Mayberry’s Below the Belt
Michelle Willingham’s Her Warrior Slave
I could go on 😉
January 1st, 2009 at 5:32 am · Link
Oh huge congrats on the releases! I have them on my wishlist already!
This is one reason why this year i’m now making a list of everything I read. I’m so bad at remembering titles and all! Too, I want to add that so many reads are special in themselves that they are unique and there’s so many I love. So I’m mostly putting out three of the recent reads I really enjoyed!
1). THE WICKED GAMES OF A GENTLEMAN by Jillian Hunter. I discovered her books this year and love this Boscastle series of her. All bad boys!
2) HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost (Gosh I love that vamp Bones!) And I’m hooked on Urban Fantasy too!
3). TRIAD by Lauren Dane. I so remember when Barb mentioned this book in a chat early of 2008 and I never looked back! Its one of those that’s going to be a annual re-read!
January 1st, 2009 at 5:44 am · Link
Wicked Enemy Carolyn Jewel
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Nature’s Pentacle Eden Rivers
January 1st, 2009 at 11:00 am · Link
I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy New Years!!
My three are
1. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
2. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
3. Your Chase Brothers series.
Happy New Year!!