Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Weekend Books: Two in roll

The following are books I've brought either last week or the week before it. I never post it than because I was so busy and didn't had time to do it. But now, I'm posting it and if you scroll down than you able to read the synopsis for each books. I'm familiar with Julia London, Shannon K Butcher, Lora Leigh and Shayla Black. These are the authors who I've read some of their books and like. However, Lisa Kleypas, Ava Gray and Louisa Edwards are "new to me authors" who I have discover from blog reader's reviews. I thanks those readers for tempting me to buy these three authors *grin*, THANKS! *grin*. Okay now read the Synopsis for each books below. You can also check author's website by clicking their names :) Happy Reading!

Skin Game by Ava Gray
Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target's strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist-anything she wants...for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father's murder. With deadly Patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano's inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.

Reyes has nothing but his work. Unfortunately for Kyra, he's the best-and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He's been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash-and bring her back to face Serrano's "justice." Dead will do if Reyes can't locate the loot. He's never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce passion and her outlaw heart. So Reyes faces a hell of a choice: forsake his world or kill the woman he might love.
Finding the Lost (The Sentinel Wars series)
by Shannon K Butcher
They are the Sentinels: three races descendel from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes-the synestryn. Now a young woman must put faith in a warrior whose power frightens her even as it draws her in

Andra Madison knows that monsters are real. She's been fighting them ever since her family was victimized by the Synestryn eight years ago. Now she's devoted to finding children who've been abducted by the Synestryn. When she gets a call about a lost little boy, she tracks him to a warehouse on the out skirts of town, where she's aided by a trio of human men...or so she thinks.

Paul has been searching for centuries for a woman like Andra. To find her, he strikes a bargain with a bloodhunter that could cost him his life. Now his desire for Andra threatens to destroy his much-needed control. Against her wishes, Andra agrees to join Paul on a journey fraught with danger-one that leads directly to the Synestryn.
A Courtesan's Scandal by Julia london
Kate Bergeron is the beautiful and mysterious former mistress of a cloth merchant...and the latest beauty to capture the interest of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince attempts to distract attention from his next amorous pursuit by ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to pretend to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. When Grayson reluctantly agrees to his Prince's demand, he finds the lady no more willing than he is. Kate Will grudgingly act the part in public, but her favors are not for sale to any man. s Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the world to see, they find what started as a deception becoming all too real. And when passion flames into love, their predicament becomes extreme. For while marriage between a duke and a courtesan could never happen, Kate knows in her heart that she is willing to accept nothing less...
Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, thought she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal-only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

Harry was willing to do anything to win Poppy-excepts to open his heart. All his life, he has held the world at arm's length...but the sharp, beguiling Poppy demands to be his wife in every way that matters. Still, as desire grows between them, an enemy lurks in the shadows. Now if Harry wants to keep Poppy by his side, he must forge a true union of body and soul, once and for all...
Possess Me At Midnight
Doomsday Brethren Series, Book 3 — Ice’s story
by Shayla Black

As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard's intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible-and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother's sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power.

Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life-and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover's fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can't ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can't resist?
Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh
Too weak to resist young Kelly Salyers's attempts at seductions, Rowdy Mackay left home eight years ago. Duty as a U.S. Marine put a safe distance between him and the temptation of the nubile Kentucky vixen. Now Rowdy's back home and ready to engage in the kind of erotic games that have earned him and his tow cousins a Nauti-boy reputation.

Once it was Kelly's dream, too, to feel the heat of the boy she desired. But an attack from a stalker still on the prowl has left Kelly terrified of a man's touch. Now as fear and desire converge, Rowdy fights to save her from the deadly threats of a stranger, to rid her of her demons and to satisfy a hunger more powerful than either can imagine.
Can't Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards
For sharp-tongued food critic Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple’s [LE1] kitchen to write an exposé 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. But she never expected Adam to find out her most embarrassing secret: she has no idea how to cook.

Adam’s not about to have his reputation burned by a critic who doesn’t even know the difference between poaching and paring. 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 simply preparing sumptuous food.

Books I won:
Also, below are books that I've won from a contest. I thanks the authors and blog's readers for given me these wonderful prizes! And this weekend I'm going to grab my copy of Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts, very soon!:

~~ Winter Kiss (A Dragonfire novel) by Deborah Cooke
~~ The Angel and the Highlander by Donna Fletcher
~~ Hit Reply by Rocki St. Claire aka Roxanne St. Claire
~~ Thrill Me to Death by Roxanne St. Claire


Melody said...

That's a lovely haul, Julia!
Ava Gray is a new-to-me author too! Will have to check out her books!

And ooh, I've Can't Stand the Heat in my TBR pile too! :P

Alice Teh said...

Wow, you bought so many books!

I think these books are from the genre I hardly read but still, you enjoy them ya! :D

Julia said...

Melody - Thanks! I have heard good thing about Ava Gray, who is the alter ego of Ann Aguirre. Never read books from both names, but I'm eager to see why Skin Game is getting raves. I heard the hero is dark...and you know how I love dark heroes ;) Hey, maybe we could read Can't Stand the Heat together..someday :)

Alice - Yep I brought too many books. But half of the books was brought the weeks before the other weeks --- if that make sense. And you know, the good thing about us is that we have a few different reading taste in genres (except thank goodness to NR and Anne Stuarts) and yet, we still remain good friend. We may be different but we have one thing in commmon, and that is we both LOVE to read. And our friendship is still special :)