Waiting On Wednesday: All She Wrote

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I love Josh Lanyon's work, so I'm always excited for a new book of his to come out. Mr. Lanyon often combines mystery, humor, and romance to provide one hell of a story and I expect that All She Wrote will be a fantastically entertaining read.

All She Wrote Cover Title: All She Wrote
Author: Josh Lanyon
Series: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 2
Genre: Male/Male Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: 28 December 2010

Book Description (from Samhain Publishing's website):

Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning.

A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved “American Agatha Christie” and Christopher Holmes’s former mentor. Anna’s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit’s sore spots—traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity.

For J.X., Kit’s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is the death knell of a relationship that has been limping along for months. But that’s just as well, right? Kit isn’t ready for anything serious and besides, Kit owes Anna far too much to refuse.

Faster than you can say “Miss Marple wears boxer shorts”, Kit is snooping around Anna’s elegant, snowbound mansion in the Berkshires for clues as to who’s trying to kill her. A tough task with six amateur sleuths underfoot. Six budding writers with a tangled web of dark undercurrents running among them.

Slowly, Kit gets the uneasy feeling that the secret may lie between the pages of someone’s fictional past. Unfortunately, a clever killer is one step ahead. And it may be too late for J.X. to ride to the rescue.

Warning: Contains one irascible, forty-year-old mystery writer who desperately needs to get laid, one exasperated thirty-something ex-cop only too happy to oblige, an isolated country manor that needs the thermostat cranked up, various assorted aspiring and perspiring authors, and a merciless killer who may have read one too many mystery novels.

Free Read: The Dickens With Love by Josh Lanyon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For one month only, Josh Lanyon's The Dickens With Love, a Christmastime romance, is available for free on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook.

I highly recommend The Dickens With Love. In fact, you can read my review of it HERE.

The Dickens With Love is published as both an ebook and in print (in the To All a (Very Sexy) Good Night anthology) from Samhain Publishing:

The Dickens With Love CoverA quirky holiday romance about Faith, Hope, and…er…glow-in-the-dark condoms!

Three years ago, a scandal cost antiquarian “book hunter” James Winter everything that mattered to him: his job, his lover and his self-respect. But now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition. A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants that book at any price, and he needs James to get it for him. There’s just one catch. James can’t tell the nutty professor who the buyer is.

Actually, two catches. The nutty Professor Crisparkle turns out to be totally gorgeous—and on the prowl. Faster than you can say, “Old Saint Nick,” James is mixing business with pleasure…and in real danger of forgetting that this is just a holiday romance.

Just as they’re well on the way to having their peppermint sticks and eating them too, Sedgwick discovers the truth. James has been a very bad boy. And any chance Santa will bring him what he wants most is disappearing quicker than the Jolly Old Elf’s sleigh.

Warning: This book contains an ocelot, songs by America, Stardust martinis, tinsel, long-lost manuscripts, Faith, Hope and…Love.

Book Excitement: Heat of the Night by Elle Kennedy

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I love Elle Kennedy's sexy Navy SEALs and am always thrilled when a new Out of Uniform book comes out. Much to my excitement, Ms. Kennedy's next Out of Uniform book, Heat of the Night, comes out this coming Tuesday.

Note: Reading order and release date information for Elle Kennedy's books can be found HERE on Wit and Sin

Heat of the Night Cover Heat of the Night by Elle Kennedy
Release Date: November 16, 2010

Back Cover Blurb (from Elle Kennedy's website):
When the heat is on, anything that can happen...will.
Out of Uniform, Book 5


When her long-time fiancĂ© breaks off their engagement, saying he needs to “explore other avenues”, Annabelle Holmes has no trouble reading between the lines. Bryce thinks she’s a prude. Funny, since when it comes to acting out sexual fantasies, he’s always been the squeamish one.

Determined to prove him wrong, she sublets an apartment in San Diego, grabs pen and paper, and lists all her sexual fantasies. Intending to surprise Bryce with it as soon as possible. Only the list winds up in the wrong hands—or are they the right ones?

Navy SEAL Ryan Evans is expecting a little impromptu fun with his always-willing, blonde-and-leggy neighbor. But when he slides into her bed, he finds horrified, brunette-and-curvy Annabelle instead—along with her naughty list.

Embarrassment doesn’t begin to cover it when Annabelle realizes where her list has ended up. But then Ryan makes her a delicious offer: The chance to check off every last wild, wicked item—with the help of his equally hot SEAL team buddy, Matt.

A harmless fling is easy to add to her list. Then something unexpected happens that’s not so easy to cross off...

Warning: This title features a sassy heroine, a Navy SEAL hero, and a sex list—being organized has never been so much fun! Be prepared for hot sex on the floor, in public, and even with someone watching...

Elle Kennedy Book Order

Click on series title to jump to a particular reading order:

Killer Instincts
Off-Campus
Outlaws
Out of Uniform
East Coast 8
The Royals (w/a Erin Watt)
Him
DreamMakers
After Hours
Welcome to Paradise
Small Town Scandals
The Kelley Legacy
Eden Falls
The Hunted
Stand Alones - Adult
Stand Alones - YA


Killer Instincts

Publisher: Signet

1. Midnight Rescue
Kane Woodland and Abby Sinclair
My Review

2. Midnight Alias
Luke Dubois and Olivia Taylor
My Review

3. Midnight Games
Trevor Callaghan and Isabel Roma
My Review

4. Midnight Pursuits
Ethan Hayes and Juliet Mason
My Review

4.5. After Midnight
Kane Woodland and Abby Sinclair

5. Midnight Action
Jim Morgan and Noelle
My Review

6. Midnight Captive
Sean Reilly and Bailey Jones
My Review

7. Midnight Revenge
Derek "D" Pratt and Sofia Amaro
My Review

8. Midnight Target (available 4/25/17)
Ash and Cate
Liam and Sully

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Off-Campus

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

1. The Deal
Garrett Graham and Hannah Wells
My Review

2. The Mistake
John Logan and Grace Ivers
My Review

3. The Score
Dean Di-Laurentis and Allie Hayes
My Review

4. The Goal
Tucker and Sabrina
My Review

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Outlaws

Publisher: Signet

1. Claimed
Connor Mackenzie and Hudson Lane
My Review

2. Addicted
Lennox and Jamie
My Review

3. Ruled (available 11/1/16)
Rylan, Reese, and Sloan
My Review

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Out of Uniform

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

1. Heat of the Moment
John Garrett and Shelby Harper
Note: Also available in the Red-Hot Summer anthology and the Hot and Bothered anthology

2. Heat of Passion
Carson Scott and Holly Lawson
My Review

3. Heat of the Storm
Will Charleston and Mackenzie Wade
My Review

*Hot and Bothered
Anthology containing Heat of the Moment, Heat of Passion, and Heat of the Storm

4. Heat It Up
Thomas Becker and Jane Harrison
My Review

5. Heat of the Night
Ryan Evans and Annabelle Holmes
My Review

6. The Heat is On
Matt O'Connor and Savannah Harte
My Review

*Hot and Heavy
Anthology containing Heat It Up, Heat of the Night, and The Heat is On

7. Feeling Hot
Cash McCoy and Jen Scott
My Review

8. Getting Hotter
Seth Masterson and Miranda Breslin
My Review

9. Hotter Than Ever
Dylan Wade, Aidan Rhodes, and Claire McKinley
My Review

9.5. A Little Bit of Hot

10. As Hot As It Gets
Jackson Ramsey and Mia Weldrick

10.5. Flash Fire
Cash McCoy and Jen Scott

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East Coast 8

Note: East Coast 8 is a spinoff of the Out of Uniform series

0.5. The Strong, Silent Type (in the Danger Zone anthology)
Shane Heron and Jill Marshall

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The Royals

Note: Erin Watt is the pen name of author duo Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick

1. Paper Princess

2. Broken Prince

3. Twisted Palace

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Him

Note: This series is co-written with Sarina Bowen

1. Him
Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning

2. Us
Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning


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DreamMakers

Note: This trilogy is co-written with Vivian Arend

1. All Fired Up
Parker Wilson and Lynn Davidson
My Review

2. Love is a Battlefield
Jack Hunter and Pepper Wilson
My Review

3. Don't Walk Away
Dean Colter and Emma Lee
My Review

4. Dirty Little Secrets (release date unknown)

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After Hours

Publisher: Entangled Brazen

1. One Night of Sin
Gage Holt and Skyler Thompson
My Review

2. One Night of Scandal
Reed Miller and Darcy Grant
My Review

3. One Night of Trouble
AJ Walsh and Brett Conlon
My Review

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Welcome to Paradise

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

1. Welcome to Paradise
Nate Bishop and Charlotte Hill
My Review

2. Take Me Home Tonight
Owen Bishop and Maddie Wilson
My Review

3. Born to Be Wild
Jake Bishop and Bree Lockhart
My Review

4. Since You've Been Gone
Austin Bishop and Mari Smith
My Review

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Small Town Scandals

Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense

1. Millionaire's Last Stand
Cole Donovan and Jamie Crawford

2. The Heartbreak Sheriff
Patrick "Finn" Finnegan and Sarah Connelly


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The Kelley Legacy

Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Note: This is a six-book multi-author miniseries

1. Private Justice by Marie Ferrarella

2. Special Ops Bodyguard by Beth Cornelison

3. Cowboy Under Siege by Gail Barrett

4. Rancher Under Cover by Carla Cassidy

5. Missing Mother-to-Be by Elle Kennedy
Deacon Holt and Lana Kelly

6. Captain’s Call of Duty by Cindy Dees


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Eden Falls

Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Note: This is a four-book multi-author miniseries

1. Colton Destiny by Justine Davis

2. Colton’s Ranch Refuge by Beth Cornelison

3. Colton’s Deep Cover by Elle Kennedy
Derek Colton and Chloe Moreno

4. Colton Showdown by Marie Ferrarella


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The Hunted

Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense

1. Soldier Under Siege
Robert Tate and Eva Dolce

2. Special Forces Rendezvous
Sebastian Stone and Julia Davenport

3. Special Ops Exclusive
Nick Prescott and Rebecca Parker


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Stand Alones - Adult


"Worth the Risk" (in the SEAL of My Dreams anthology)
Note: All proceeds for this anthology are pledged to the Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit foundation supporting veterans medical research
SEAL of My Dreams website: http://www.sealofmydreams.com/

Hidden Desires
Travis Gage and Rachel Foster
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Going For It
Riley Scott and Sam Taylor
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Dance of Seduction
Luke and Ellie
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Midnight Encounters
Ben Barrett and Maggie Reilly
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Review

Bad Moon Rising
Zack Creighton and Hailey Burke
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Her Private Avenger
Adam Quinn and Morgan Kerr

Silent Watch
Blake and Sam

Witness Seduction
Caleb Ford and Marley Kincaid

Body Check
Brody Croft and Hayden Houston

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Stand Alones - YA


When It's Real (writing as Erin Watt with Jen Frederick, available 5/30/17)
Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett


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Please note: This page was written by me, so as always, please visit the author’s website for up-to-date, author-verified information as well as for information books that have not yet been included to this list.

http://www.ellekennedy.com/

Book Excitement: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It’s not Wednesday, but Nalini Singh has posted the blurb for her upcoming Psy-Changeling book, Kiss of Snow on her blog and I was so excited I couldn’t wait until next Wednesday to talk about it. Anyone who has read and loved the Psy-Changelings knows that Ms. Singh has kept us in suspense as to whether or not the SnowDancer Alpha, Hawke, will end up with Psy Sienna Lauren. Well, if you don’t want to know the answer, stop reading now ;)

Note: Reading order and release date information for Nalini Singh's books can be found HERE on Wit and Sin

Kiss of Snow Cover Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
Release Date: May 31, 2011

Back Cover Blurb (from Nalini Singh’s blog):
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is “paranormal romance at its best” (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants--and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

Waiting on Wednesday: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

Wednesday, November 3, 2010



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!


I've been a fan of Sabrina Jeffries since high school and her writing just keeps getting better and better. The Hellions of Halstead Hall series began as a spinoff of the School for Heiresses series. The Hellions of Halstead Hall focuses on rather unique wild Sharpe siblings as each has to face their grandmother's ultimatum to marry within a year or be disinherited. Minerva has been my favorite of the siblings from the start and I first came to adore Giles in Wed Him Before You Bed Him, the final book in the School for Heiresses series. The sparks that have been flying between Minerva and Giles the past two books have me desperate to read How to Woo a Reluctant Lady.


Title: How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Series: Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: 18 January 2011

Book Description (from Sabrina Jeffries's website):

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother’s demand that she marry by year’s end: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel.

And who better to play the part of Minerva’s would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered with Minerva, though she has no intention of falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him! Little does she know, Giles really is a covert government operative. When the two team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents’ deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles’s secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back to her heart.
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