Sunday, September 13, 2009

Books Books Books!

On the weekend, I brought the following books. Five of these books are new to me authors. But Lora Leigh is the only author I'm familiar with and have read most of her books over the years. I heard lot of raves about Leslie Parrish's Black CATs trilogy, from words of the mouth and bloggers. Many have written reviews, given this trilogy an excellent grade. So that peek my interested to pick copies of all three books. Black at Heart is the latest book out this month. I also heard lots of raves and read reviews about Julia London's What Happens in Londons from same people, above, and after my good friend Pam and I talked about it via emails, I pick a copy of that too. Than I read a honest and good review about Chelsea Cain's thriller series book about Gretchen Lowell, from a blogger who always seem to tempted me with fast buying books than I can read them *grin*. After reading introduction of Cain's next book Evil at Heart and read review on Sweetheart from that blogger, I knew I must grab copy of the first two books and add it to my mountain TBR pile. I even poke at my friend to get her attention to grab a copy, because I knew that this would be the kind of book she would love to read. She end up buying copy of the first two ;) And lastly, Can't Stand the Heat and A Dark Love was a last minute books I brought. Yes, I did read information on it online before buying them. But at the time, I was unsure if I want to get copy. I just hope all these books is as great as people said they are. Below is the blurbs of each book. If you click on the author names, it take you directly to their website :) Happy Reading!


A Dark Love by Margaret Carroll (romantic suspense)

The unforgettable debut of an extraordinary new master who spins a tale of passion thinged with terror ---

Only Caroline knowns the truth about her husband, the brilliant psychoanalyst whose list of patients includes some of Washington, D.C's, most celebrated. Caroline has seen the darkest side of this cruel, controlling psychopath who watches her every move. With only a few precious minutes allotted to her, escape is now or never. Caroline must run for her life...as far and fast as she can.

But even two thousand miles isn't far enough. A new identity, new town, and new love-rugged pro footballer-turned-outdoorsman Ken Kincaid-won't protect her. Because Caroline knows Porter will never stop until he's hunted her down. And there will be a reckoning...

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Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh (romantic suspense)

A former Elite Ops captain with a dark past meets his match in a female ex-CIA agent who's dead-set on revenge. And this time, the action-and the attraction-is more adrenaline-pumping than ever...

DARE TO DESIRE

John Vincent has always led a life of danger and now he has every reason to want to remain as dead as the obituary in the Australian papers had proclaimed him to be. He'd left nothing behind in the life he had once led-except for one woman and one night of unforgettable passion. Now, both will return to haunt him...

SEDUCE TO DESTROY

Bailey Serborne is still tormented by a past she can't change and a man she hasn't been able to forget. A man who was supposed to be dead. But now, a stroke of fate has revealed that sometimes, a woman is given a second chance to heal her heart-and exact the sweetest revenge...
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Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain (thriller/suspense)

Portland detective Archie Sheridan, the former head of the Beauty Killer Task Force, hunted Gretchen Lowell for years before she kidnapped him, tortured him and then let him go. Now that she is behind bars, Archie is finally piecing his life back together. But no matter how hard Archie tries, he just can't stop thinking about Gretchen...

When the body of a young woman is discovered in Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the first corpse he discovered there a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. Then, the unthinkable happens: Gretchen escapes from prison, and once the news breaks, all of Portland goes in high alert. Archie knows he's the only one who can capture Gretchen - and now he has a plan. Even if it means becoming her last victims...
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Black at Heart by Leslie Parrish(romantic suspense)

A group of elite FBI special agents has been brought together to form the Cyber Action Team, aka CAT -- and they have one mission: to solve Internet - related murders...

Even as he devotes himself to catching the Internet's most despicable criminal, Wyatt Blackstone has become a master of detaching himself from his work. But now, after the loss of a vulnerable young agent for whom he cared deeply. Wyatt's renowned icy control is starting to crack. For not only has someone started picking off evil - doers. One brutal murder after another, but the clues to the crimes point to an absolutely impossible suspect; the very woman he thought he's lost.
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Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards (romance)

She's hungry for experience

For sharp-tongued food critic Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple's kitchen to write an expose is a journalistic dream come true. Surely Miranda can find a way to cut the hotshot chef down to size once she learns what really goes on at his trendy Manhattan restaurant. The trouble is, she never expected Adam to find out her most embarrassing secret: she has no idea how to cook.

And he knows just how to satisfy her cravings....

Adam's not about to have his reputation burned by a critic who doesn't even know the different between poaching and parting. He'll just have to give the tempting redhead a few private lessons of his own - teaching her what it means to cook with passion...and doing more with his hands than preparing sumptuous food.
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What Happens in Londons by Julia London(historical romance)

Rumors and Gossip...

The Lifeblood of London

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancee, she doesn't believe it for a second but still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches and waits... and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something.

Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the war office, translating documents vital to national security. He's not a spy, but he had all the training, and when a gorgeous blonde begins to watch him from her window, he is instantly suspicious. But just when he decides that she's nothing more than an annoyingly nosy debutante, he discovers that she might be engaged to a foreign prince, who might be plotting against England. And when Harry is roped into spying on Olivia, he discovers that he might be falling for her himself.

9 comments:

Melody said...

Yay! You bought books! I bought Heat Seeker too!!

And who did you poke at? :P

Julia said...

Melody - YAY you brought "Heat Seeker" ! Now..if only you and I can read it together....sometime in the near future *LOL*

Oh and I poked at *ahem* ...YOU! *LOL*

Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! Great books you have there. Sweetheart looks good.

Julia said...

Alice - Hey! If you're thinking about getting copy of "Sweetheart" than you must start with "Heartsick" first before starting "Sweetheart". And than later, "Evil at Heart" will be released. This going to be part of an on going series..I think. Or maybe trilogy. Not sure which ;)

Melody said...

I haven't even read the previous installments by Lora Leigh yet!!! ;) I know I've a lot to catch up on, LOL.

Oh, so you meant me in your post. I thought you're referring to another person. :P

Julia said...

Melody -- pss...me either. I haven't read the first installment yet *LOL* -- but there is only three books already out. And "Heat Seeker" is book #3 :)

Yep, it was you I was referring to ;) :P

Melody said...

Julia, but you've gave me the impression that you've read all Lora Leigh's books to-date, LOL.

Julia said...

Melody - I said most of her books not all of her books. This three books in series ( or trilogy), are the only one I have not read yet :)

Melody said...

I know...am just saying! LOL.