New Releases – Week of September 28, 2014

Posted by Ing on 1 October, 2014 // ★★ 0 Comments ★★

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Here are the releases for the week of September 28th. If there is a “★” next to the book name those are ones I have read and recommend. Go HERE for previous releases.
★ He’s So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11) → AmazonB&N

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor?

★ Stepbrother Dearest Amazon • B&N

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. But things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Then, just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel. 

★ The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, #3) → AmazonB&N

What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.

Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.

So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.

Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.

★ Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #2) → AmazonB&N

THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

★ Hope Burns (Hope, #3) → Amazon • B&N

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them. 

★ Seeds of Iniquity (In the Company of Killers, #4) → AmazonB&N

Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.

Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.

So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.

Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.

Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?

Sweeter Than Sin (Secrets & Shadows, #2) → AmazonB&N

CAN’T FORGET THE PAIN
It took years for Adam
to stop drowning his regrets in alcohol, and running the local bar doesn’t make
it any easier—especially not when everyone he knows gathers there to discuss
the shocking allegations that have shattered his hometown. When another murder
rocks sleepy Madison to its core, it becomes chillingly clear that even more
vicious wounds are waiting to be exposed.



WON’T RESIST THE PLEASURE
Nothing is sacred anymore, and no one is safe, least of all the mystery
woman who shows up in town out of the blue, looking like every fantasy Adam’s ever
had. She may have her own dangerous secrets, but she can’t ignore the urgent
heat between them any more than he can. As a killer’s quest for vengeance
explodes into violence, Adam is tempted to lose himself in the delicious
promise of her body—until he realizes he’ll risk anything if she’ll give him
her heart…in Sweeter than Sin by Shiloh Walker.

★ Risk (Gentry Boys, #2) → AmazonB&N (SALE $0.99)

“I’d seen enough of Creedence Gentry to know he might be the worst thing I could do. Yet one lustful glance from him scrambled every piece of sanity I owned.”
TRULY
My life hasn’t been uneventful and a few things should have sunk in by now. I’m a tired age twenty one with a laundry list of heartbreaks. Most of all, I know what carnage comes from carelessly risking the heart. So what drives me to jump into bed with a brooding player who can barely carry a conversation?
It was supposed to be just one night.
One night of weakness, of passion, of every impulse I’d struggled to contain.
Yet I can’t stop myself from going back for more.

CREED
Violence had always found us Gentrys but this time I’d put the price on my own head. It was my cross to bear. No flinching allowed.
There was only room for me, my brothers, and the resolve to survive. That’s all there ever had been.
There was certainly no reason for more than than a quick and dirty time with any girl, no matter how much she turned my head around.
I shouldn’t hold on to her for more than a few hours. I shouldn’t even think about it. This thing could finish us both.
It doesn’t matter. She’s all I want.

Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes, #2) → AmazonB&N

Don’t say it unless you mean it…

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.

Karissa.

She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anybody who tries to take her from me.

★ Storm (Ashes & Embers, #1) → Amazon

The calm before the storm…

I lived in the quiet stillness.
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.

But I didn’t.

I never stood a chance.

A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.

A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle.
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly.

A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.

Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.

He’s used to getting everything he wants.

And now he wants me.

Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?

What a Wallflower Wants (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #3) → AmazonB&N

Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.
Everyone
knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on
her fourth season—but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered
after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even
though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly
pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to
trust another man again.



John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero.
He’s
a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his
future—that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country
inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He
knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn’t start falling in
love with her.



When Prudence’s dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect
her—even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his
future.

★ Explicit Detail (Explicit, #2) → Amazon

‘I make my own rules.’ 

Integrating
Flick into his life has given Rushe a new priority, to keep his woman where he
wants her – safe and in his bed. But saving women who have no hope is a part of
who he is, and it doesn’t take long for the next job to seek them out. 


Rushe knows the rules, but Flick has never played
the game from this side of the table before. Working in parallel, our couple go
undercover to expose the crucial details of an intrigue that sinks deeper than
they could have predicted. 


Ready to get her hands dirty, Flick wades in,
relishing the challenge. Except danger closes in on her from all sides, and
Rushe has his own cards to play. They have to learn to work together before the
job drives them apart. 


But if their union is
revealed, it could cost them their lives.

Fever Pitch (Love Lessons, #2) → AmazonB&N

Aaron
Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring
his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering
about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away.



Ditched
by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in
the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate
lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation,
and where he’s headed to school.



Giles
Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to
college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be
when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing
threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven.



As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from
double-cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of
controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a
shattering end.

Burning Desire (Dark Kings, #3) → AmazonB&N


A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL

In his quest to destroy
the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a
spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly
sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark;
she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril
can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the
undeniable passion…

IS A WAR WORTH FIGTING FORShara has one chance to make
things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an
easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is
too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can
bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t
know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for
Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?

Moonlight Raider (Border Nights, #1) → AmazonB&N


A MAN OF HIS WORD
Border lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his
father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young
lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he
return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband-even though the last
thing he wants is to see her in another man’s arms.

A RUNAWAY BRIDE
Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was
forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of
Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage
unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the
man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful
to her blood . . . or to her heart.

FaCade (Deception, #1) → Amazon


You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You
marry. 

The
four simple rules of love…. 

Wrong!
I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never
fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of
anyone’s life. 

My
mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to
lead me to the fourth . 

I
can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I
should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through
the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t
understand how we made it to the next stage. 

I’m
not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I
would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling,
arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and
degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be
the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece
by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a
soul that I once owned. 

Now my
memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to
meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows
of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man
with me now. 

And
this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist
who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit. 

I am,
Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a
façade, I am already gone 

I am a
no one. 

Especially
to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.

The
sin in his immorality

Beneath This Mask (Beneath, #1) → AmazonB&N


My name is Charlotte
Agoston, and I’m a runner. Not the ‘let’s go for a jog and slap a 26.2 sticker
on your bumper’ kind of runner; I’m the kind of runner who takes off when her
father is staring down the barrel of a guilty verdict that carries a 175-year
sentence for perpetrating the largest fraud in the history of the world. That’s
right. Bernie Madoff was an amateur compared to Alistair Agoston.

Faced with living under a cloud of suspicion and constant questioning by the
FBI, I ran. I’m making a new life in New Orleans as Charlie Stone. I traded my
future in New York high finance for tattoos, booze, a few friends who don’t ask
questions, and one giant mutt named Huckleberry Finn. Everything is simple and
uncomplicated until Simon Duchesne—former hotshot Navy fighter pilot, NOLA’s
favorite son, city councilman, and rumored congressional hopeful—walks into my
life.

The flashing cameras he attracts threaten to expose everything I’m hiding, but
I can’t seem to stay away. Why are the most dangerous ideas always the most
seductive?

In trying to get lost, I found myself. And then I found Simon. He loves me, and
he doesn’t even know my real name. I’m going to break his heart, but mine will
shatter right along with it. This is our story.

Will we be strong enough to face the consequences of revealing what’s beneath
this mask?

Generation 18 (Spook Squad, #2) → AmazonB&N


A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives
at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special
Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a
military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And
are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?


The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection
between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With
the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are
raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and
Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the
answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she
can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her
life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.

Priestess Dreaming (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #16) → AmazonB&N


We’re the D’Artigo
sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence
Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is
a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m Camille, a Moon witch
married to three hunky husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to
search for a long lost legend…



With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to
her court. Aeval orders me on a quest through the mists to find an ancient ally
of hers. I am to seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep.
Surrounded by danger on all sides, with Morgaine and Bran along for the
journey, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a
perilous search through the labyrinth of time…
 

Hope for Her (Hope, #1) → Amazon • B&N (SALE $0.99)


No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a
transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s
determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of
class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in
Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He’s willing to give up everything to be
with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her
siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington
wants is to feel special. Josh’s attention is exactly what she craves, but
their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she
bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to
give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not
be enough.

All Things Pretty (The Pretty, #3) → AmazonB&N


Pretending to be
something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each
other apart- this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences. 

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and
all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and
sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes,
she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he
discovered who she was-the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a
criminal-he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know,
however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it
only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she
can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception; her heart tells
her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.



Can
love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss, #1.5) → AmazonB&N


What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet,
David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman
who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or
musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her
heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his
sexy smile ties her up in knots.


What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman
man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s
worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about
to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

WednesdayAmazonB&N


He
hates her. She loathes him. That’s why it just might work …

Twenty-one-year-old Aria Prince has just moved
back to her hometown to start over after a painful divorce. She’s always prided
herself on being an early bloomer, but had no idea she’d be married, divorced,
and the mother of a toddler by twenty-one. 

Unlike her friends who were at school, going to
parties, and sowing their oats—wild and otherwise—Aria’s days were measured in
the number of orders she took at her family’s restaurant, the chapters she read
in her nursing text, the amount of Cheerios she cleaned up off the floor, and
the wet kisses she received from her son.

And that was just fine with her.

But when she began running into her former best
friend Tristan Green – who was home taking care of his sick father – she
remembered what it felt like to be just Aria. Not a single mother, or
sleep-deprived nursing student, or royal screw up. And though she didn’t even
have time to shave her legs, let alone consider a sex life, Tristan makes an
offer she’d be a fool to refuse.

Did she forget to mention that Tristan was
gorgeous?

Or that they couldn’t stand each other?

Down and Out AmazonB&N


“Tattooed package of sin.”
That’s how Savannah Ryan would describe her new boss, Declan
Whitmore, the deliciously tatted and pierced fighter who holds the top spot in
Boston’s newest underground fighting organization. She’d also describe him as
bossy, arrogant, and—depending on what he does to piss her off that particular day—an
asshole.
It’s that aloof attitude, along with Savannah’s witty comebacks
and tight little body that land her on his radar. Unfortunately for her, Declan
is relentless when he sets his sights on someone, both in and out of the ring.
Unfortunately for him, this recently reformed bad girl is trying to go straight
after heading down a dangerous path. She’s not going to make this easy for him.
In fact, she’s going to make it—and him—very, very hard.

Declan’s not worried, though. He’ll have
Savannah come hell or high water, because if there’s one word he’d use to
describe her, it’s “MINE.”

The Sinner’s Bargain (Contracts & Deceptions, #2) → AmazonB&N

While trying to rid herself of one debt, Amara is forced into a new one with a man she thought she left behind.

When she finds herself unable to shake him off at every turn, she begins to question if the person who once brought her safety is the one she should now be running from. 

*Note: This is the second and last book of this series.*

Fallen Fourth Down (Fallen Crest High, #4) → Amazon

My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us.

They’re my world.
They’re my life.
They’re my family.

Locke (Corps Security, #5) → AmazonB&N


Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life
changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to
exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking
moment.
I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my
darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or
not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave.
Refuse to let me suffer alone.
If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying
free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way
under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve.
She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises
tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is
the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close.

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul
to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving
her with every single breath in my body.

The Resolution of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #6) → AmazonB&N


Things are going good for Callie and Kayden. They’re still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they’ve moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future.


Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and they’re left facing tough choices. But Callie and Kayden learn that as long as they have each other, they can make it through just about anything. And in the end, they discover what they really want out of life.

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