Sarah MacLean Book Order

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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

The Rules of Scoundrels
Love By Numbers
YA Books


The Rules of Scoundrels

Genre: Historical Romance

1. A Rogue by Any Other Name
Michael, Marquess of Bourne and Lady Penelope Marbury
My Review

2. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (available 1/29/13)
Cross and Lady Philippa Marbury
My Review

3. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (available 8/27/13)
Temple and Mara Lowe


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Love By Numbers

Genre: Historical Romance

1. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
Gabriel St. John, Marquess of Ralston and Lady Calpurnia Hartwell
My Review

2. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord
Lord Nicholas St. John and Lady Isabel Townsend
My Review

3. Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart
Simon Pearson, Duke of Leighton and Juliana Fiori
My Review


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YA Books


The Season
Genre: Historical


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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://macleanspace.com/

Waiting on Wednesday: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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

I love Sarah MacLean's work and if book 1 in the The Rules for Scoundrels series (A Rogue by Any Other Name) is anything to go by, this series is going to be particularly fun.

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover Cover Title: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
Series: The Rules of Scoundrels, Book 2
Author: Sarah MacLean
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Sarah MacLean Reading Order

Book Description (from Sarah MacLean's website):

Lady Philippa Marbury is...odd.

The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She’s looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest–fourteen days to research the exciting parts of life. It’s not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London’s darker corners.

She needs...a Scoundrel.

She needs Cross, the clever, controlled partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, with a carefully crafted reputation for wickedness. But reputations often hide the darkest secrets, and when the unconventional Pippa boldly propositions him, seeking science without emotion, she threatens all he works to protect. He is tempted to give Pippa precisely what she wants…but the scoundrel is more than he seems, and it will take every ounce of willpower to resist giving the lady more than she ever imagined.

Teaser Tuesday: Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Monday, October 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm reading a couple of books at the moment, but one of the ones capturing my attention is Lia Habel's YA steampunk novel Dearly, Beloved (no small surprise since I adored its predecessor, Dearly, Departed). The teaser I picked is from the point of view of Laura, a very unusual zombie.

Teaser:
"Claudia always destroyed whatever I grew, and so now I kept my plants close to me, let them root themselves inside my very body. Mytrle at my wrists, ivy at my hips, roses at my waist, and soon, calendula on my shoulders.""
*Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel, page 85.


Book Description:
Dearly Beloved CoverCan the living coexist with the living dead?

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Monday in Review

It’s update time again :)

Below are the newest reviews I’ve written here, on Joyfully Reviewed, and on Romance Junkies. The master list and categorical lists on the right-hand side are updated as well.

Reviews for upcoming releases:
- 'Twas the Night After Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 6) by Sabrina Jeffries (available 10/30/12)
- Seducing Mr. Knightly (Writing Girls, Book 4) by Maya Rodale (available 10/30/12)
- Getting Hotter (Out of Uniform, Book 8) by Elle Kennedy (available 11/20/12)
- The Lady Most Willing… : A Novel in Three Parts by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway, and Eloisa James (available 12/26/12)

All other new reviews:
- The Curse (Belador, Book 3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
- Three Schemes and a Scandal (Writing Girls, Book 3.5) by Maya Rodale

Upcoming reviews:
- Hex Appeal anthology
- Love is Murder anthology
- Skies of Steel (The Ether Chronicles, Book 3) by Zoë Archer
- A Younger Man (Cabin Fever, Book 3) by Cameron Dane
- How to Ravish a Rake (How to Series, Book 3) by Vicky Dreiling
- Soul Weaver by Hailey Edwards
- Some Like It Hot (Rising Star Chef, Book 2) by Louisa Edwards
- Hot Under Pressure (Rising Star Chef, Book 3) by Louisa Edwards
- A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch
- Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1) by Robin LaFevers
- Come Fly With Me (Alaskan Nights, Book 2) by Addison Fox
- Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, Book 3) by Laura Lee Guhrke
- Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, Book 2) by Lia Habel
- Captain Gravenor’s Airship Equinox (Steampunk Smugglers, Book 3) by Heather Hiestand
- If You Give a Girl a Viscount (Impossible Bachelors, Book 4) by Kieran Kramer
- Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, Book 4) by Katie Lane
- Secret Light by Z.A. Maxfield
- Lyon’s Bride (The Chattan Curse, Book 1) by Cathy Maxwell
- Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, Book 1) by Bec McMaster
- Blood Persuasion (Immortal Jane Austen, Book 2) by Janet Mullany
- Raw Desire by Kate Pearce
- Alien Sex 102 by Allie Ritch
- Daniel’s Surrender (Corporate Affairs, Book 3) by Sierra and V.J. Summers
- Primal Law (Alpha Pack, Book 1) by J.D. Tyler

Review: The Curse by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Curse by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Series: Belador, Book 3
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy The Curse Cover
ISBN: 9781451671988
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5
Original Review Link
Book Purchase Link
Sherrilyn Kenyon Reading Order

With the fate of her race resting on her shoulders, the last thing Belador warrior Evalle Kincaid needs to deal with is the troll gang violence that will distract her from her mission to provide protection for all Alterants. But the demonic Svart Trolls invading Atlanta are only the beginning of Evalle’s problems. The Beladors’ enemies are more determined than ever to take out all those Evalle holds dear. And they want to use Evalle to do it. The clock’s ticking and with evil always a step ahead, Evalle might have to sacrifice everything — even her freedom — to save the Beladors.

The world of the Beladors gets a lot more complex in THE CURSE. Authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love take readers on a fantastic journey filled with twists, turns and non-stop action.

At the heart of THE CURSE is Evalle, the tough-as-nails heroine I absolutely adore. Mses. Kenyon and Love couldn’t have created a better heroine to center the series around for Evalle is undeniably strong, but also deeply wounded and incredibly caring. The softer side of her comes out more in THE CURSE than it has in the previous BELADOR books, as a shadow is cast over her relationships with those she loves most in the world.

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to talk about THE CURSE without spoiling some of the excitement of a reader’s journey. Mses. Kenyon and Love reveal more of the history of the Beladors, Alterants, Medb and individual characters. There’s so much going on in THE CURSE that almost every page reveals new information. Because of this, I highly recommend reading the first two BELADOR books, BLOOD TRINITY and ALTERANT, before reading THE CURSE.

THE CURSE is an engaging story, but it’s definitely what I would label a “bridge book.” A lot of necessary information is conveyed and the setup for bigger battles occurs, but there isn’t much in the way of resolution. In all honesty, this didn’t bother me. It did, however, leave me very eager to read the next BELADOR book. I cannot wait to see what Mses. Kenyon and Love have in store for Evalle and her friends!

Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.

Waiting on Wedneday: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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

I love steampunk and I absolutely adore Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so it should come as no surprise that I'm eager for her Finishing School series, which takes place 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate series (but is in the same universe).

Etiquette and Espionage Cover Title: Etiquette & Espionage
Series: Finishing School, Book 1
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: YA Steampunk
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Gail Carriger Reading Order

Book Description (from Goodreads):

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

Review: Devil’s Kiss by Zoë Archer

Monday, October 22, 2012

Devil's Kiss by Zoë Archer
Series: Hellraisers, Book 1
Publisher: Zebra
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance Devils Kiss Cover
ISBN: 9781420122275
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5
Original Review Link
Book Purchase Link
Zoë Archer Reading Order

James Sherbourne, Earl of Whitney, loves to gamble. The risk, the thrill, the ability to beat the odds…there is nothing better. He and his four equally scandalous friends are known as the Hellraisers. Nothing is ever exciting enough for them. That is, until one of their adventures takes a dark turn. The Hellraisers release the devil himself and in return each is given a power to make their deepest desires come true.

What Whit doesn’t realize is that the devil’s gifts aren’t all they appear to be. It will take the help of Zora Grey – a Romani woman who tempts Whit more than the devil ever could – to save Whit’s soul before it’s too late.

Author Zoë Archer brings the decadence of Georgian England to life in the sensual, dark and engaging DEVIL’S KISS. The first HELLRAISERS book is filled with twists, turns and plenty of action, all the while keeping the focus on Whit and Zora. These two strong protagonists carry the book, and I give high marks to Ms. Archer for creating yet another unusual historical romance heroine in Zora. She’s a Romani who doesn’t believe in the supernatural – at least, not until confronted with the devil – and she isn’t content to sit quietly on the sidelines while Whit faces the must cunning of evils. I respected her, and I held no small amount of affection for Whit, whose lust for adventure comes back to bite him in the worst way. Ms. Archer made it easy for me to like Zora and Whit, making their race to outwit the devil and free Whit of his pact all the more compelling.

It’s impossible to say too much about DEVIL’S KISS without ruining some of the fun of reading the book. I will say that there are a number of richly drawn characters and settings in DEVIL’S KISS which enrich the plot of the book, making DEVIL’S KISS a ‘full’ book. While DEVIL’S KISS is a satisfying read in its own right, I am on edge wanting to know what will happen next in the overarching storyline of the five Hellraisers’ pacts with the devil. Bring on the next HELLRAISERS book, DEMON’S BRIDE!

Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.

Friday in Review

Friday, October 19, 2012

It’s update time again :)

Below are the newest reviews I’ve written here, on Joyfully Reviewed, and on Romance Junkies. The master list and categorical lists on the right-hand side are updated as well.

Reviews for upcoming releases:
- Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James (available 10/30/12)
- The Scottish Witch (The Chattan Curse, Book 2) by Cathy Maxwell (available 10/30/12)
- Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, Book 4) by Larissa Ione (available 11/20/12)

All other new reviews:
- Meredith’s Awakening (Corporate Affairs, Book 2) by Sierra & VJ Summers
- Touch Me and Tango (Dance ‘n” Love Series, Book 2) by Alicia Street & Roy Street

Upcoming reviews:
- The Curse (Belador, Book 3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
- Hex Appeal anthology
- Love is Murder anthology
- Skies of Steel (The Ether Chronicles, Book 3) by Zoë Archer
- A Younger Man (Cabin Fever, Book 3) by Cameron Dane
- How to Ravish a Rake (How to Series, Book 3) by Vicky Dreiling
- Soul Weaver by Hailey Edwards
- Some Like It Hot (Rising Star Chef, Book 2) by Louisa Edwards
- Hot Under Pressure (Rising Star Chef, Book 3) by Louisa Edwards
- A Beginner’s Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch
- Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1) by Robin LaFevers
- Come Fly With Me (Alaskan Nights, Book 2) by Addison Fox
- Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, Book 3) by Laura Lee Guhrke
- Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, Book 2) by Lia Habel
- Captain Gravenor’s Airship Equinox (Steampunk Smugglers, Book 3) by Heather Hiestand
- ‘Twas the Night After Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall, Book 6) by Sabrina Jeffries
- Getting Hotter (Out of Uniform, Book 8) by Elle Kennedy
- If You Give a Girl a Viscount (Impossible Bachelors, Book 4) by Kieran Kramer
- Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, Book 4) by Katie Lane
- Secret Light by Z.A. Maxfield
- Lyon’s Bride (The Chattan Curse, Book 1) by Cathy Maxwell
- Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, Book 1) by Bec McMaster
- Blood Persuasion (Immortal Jane Austen, Book 2) by Janet Mullany
- Raw Desire by Kate Pearce
- Alien Sex 102 by Allie Ritch
- Three Schemes and a Scandal (Writing Girls, Book 3.5) by Maya Rodale
- Seducing Mr. Knightly (Writing Girls, Book 4) by Maya Rodale
- Daniel’s Surrender (Corporate Affairs, Book 3) by Sierra and V.J. Summers
- Primal Law (Alpha Pack, Book 1) by J.D. Tyler

Review: Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance, Book 4
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance Rogue Rider Cover
Release Date: November 20, 2012
ISBN: 9780446574488
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N
Larissa Ione reading order: here

The threat of the demonic apocalypse has passed, but that doesn’t mean the war between Heaven and Sheoul is over. Good and evil are still clashing, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are still in play…

Jillian Cardiff moved to a remote mountain town in Colorado to escape the memories of a demon attack that nearly killed her. Jillian is happy — and safe — by herself, but her life takes a strange turn when she rescues an unconscious, naked man she finds in the snow. Aside from his name, Reseph has no memory who he is, but there’s something about him that draws Jillian to him. Yet even as she grows closer to the alluring stranger living in her house, hints of Reseph’s past begin to surface, making them both fear what they will learn about him when his memory comes back.

And they definitely have reason to fear. For Reseph was once Pestilence, the Horseman who nearly destroyed the world only a few months before. As more pieces of his past come to him, Reseph will have to prepare himself for the biggest fight of his life: the war within himself. If he cannot control his evil side, he’ll lose not only Jillian, but his sanity, as he wreaks destruction once more.

Before I started reading Rogue Rider I wondered if Larissa Ione would be able to make the final book in her Lords of Deliverance series as exciting, fast-paced, and intriguing as the first three stories, since the threat of the apocalypse had passed. I shouldn’t have worried. Rogue Rider is every bit the complex, high-octane paranormal romance Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, and Lethal Rider are.

Jillian represents everything I love about Ms. Ione’s heroines: she’s smart, tough, feminine, and caring. Ms. Ione made me adore her from the very start, making it easy for me to become engrossed in Rogue Rider from page one. As for Reseph… To say that he’s a man with a dark past would be the understatement of the year. After his Seal broke, he became one of the darkest, most twisted villains I’ve ever read about. You’d think, given how evil he was, that it’d be hard to love his character in Rogue Rider. It isn’t. Reseph is quite possibly my favorite hero of Ms. Ione’s to date. When we see what I think of as the “true” Reseph (the man he is before he regains his memory), he’s charming, warm, a bit arrogant, true, but overall deeply caring, loving, and sexy-as-sin. Even when Ms. Ione shows all sides of Reseph’s character — the man he was before he became Pestilence, Pestilence, the man Jillian first meets, and the man he eventually becomes — it’s easy to see why Jillian loves him. And Reseph definitely needs that love. Just because he’s no longer Pestilence, it doesn’t mean what he did when he was evil is wiped away from everyone’s memory. He has a hell of a battle before him as he faces evil forces both in the world and within himself.

Talking about the plot of Rogue Rider without giving spoilers is nearly impossible, so I’m not going to. I will say that Rogue Rider has twists, turns, and revelations that will have you on the edge of your seat all through the book. Even the revelations I saw coming were thrilling because Ms. Ione is a truly masterful writer.

Rogue Rider is the fourth Lords of Deliverance book and though Ms. Ione provides enough information for readers new to the series to follow along, I highly recommend reading this series in order. Besides, Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, and Lethal Rider are simply too good to miss. And while Rogue Rider is the final Lords of Deliverance book, the storyline does lead back to Ms. Ione’s Demonica series (which the Lords of Deliverance series is a spinoff of). I haven’t yet read the Demonica books, but you can be sure I will be reading them before Ms. Ione ventures back into the world of the Demonica with Reaver’s book.

A host of supporting characters, including Reseph’s siblings and the Horsemen’s Watchers, bring additional excitement to Rogue Rider. No matter who your favorite character in the series is, I bet you’ll be thrilled by what happens in Rogue Rider. I admit, I’ve been a very big (and very vocal) fan of the Horsemen’s evil Watcher, Harvester, and the scenes involving her in Rogue Rider had me practically screaming for more.

In my opinion, Larissa Ione is one of the best paranormal romance authors out there. She doesn’t shy away from dark, twisted, intricate plots or characters and the people and storylines in her books are always unique. Rogue Rider is a shining example of Ms. Ione’s talent. Reseph and Jillian will stay on my mind for a long time to come, which, for me, is the mark of an excellent book. I love Ms. Ione’s work more and more with each reading and I absolutely cannot wait to see what she has in store for Reaver!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Prince of Galerir by Anna Lee

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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

I'm a bit biased since I adore Anna Lee's work, but I'm really looking forward to her upcoming fantasy romance, The Prince of Galerir.

The Prince of Galerir Cover Title: The Prince of Galerir
Series: The Galerir Saga, Book 1
Author: Anna Lee
Genre: Male/Male Fantasy Romance
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: October 26, 2012

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Long ago, magik was banished from the kingdom of Galerir. Yet when two young men who share a forbidden passion discover a dragon hatchling, they unwittingly set a course of events in motion that will change the kingdom and their lives forever.

All Lord Tomas Roland wants is a life where he is free to love his knight, Griffin Dalison. Yet the chains of responsibility wind tighter around Tomas when it is revealed that he is the heir to the kingdom of Galerir. Tomas and Griffin must reach Galerir’s ailing king before a usurper has the chance to seize the throne. With Griffin as his touchstone, Tomas delves into the unfamiliar worlds of politics and magik. But will Tomas be able to keep his love by his side once he becomes the prince of Galerir?

Waiting on Wednesday: Loving Him and Nights of Steel

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


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

It's a double dose of WOW this week. Though the books are quite different, both are by authors whose work I adore :)

Loving Him Cover Title: Loving Him
Author: Diana DeRicci
Genre: Male/Male Contemporary Romance
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: September 12, 2012

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Can a jilted groom still find love on his honeymoon without the bride?

Hunter is on a solo-man honeymoon. Sam is on a belated graduation trip to paradise. Deciding getting drunk together beats doing it while across the bar from each other, Sam offers a brotherly shoulder of understanding when he learns just why Hunter is in paradise alone.


Nights of Steel Cover Title: Nights of Steel
Series: The Ether Chronicles, Book 4
Author: Nico Rosso
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: November 6, 2012

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Return to The Ether Chronicles, where the skies above the American West are about to get wilder than ever…

Bounty hunter Anna Blue always finds her fugitive. But her latest mission is filled with mystery: a high price for an eccentric inventor. And her biggest rival, Jack Hawkins—a startlingly handsome, entirely unsettling man whose abilities match her own—is hunting the same bounty. Neither will back down.

When a rogue Man O' War flies his airship into the California skies, guns blazing, Anna and Jack are forced to team up or die. But it isn't the danger that has them ready to flare like gunpowder. They've circled each other for years as competitors only. Fighters and outsiders, they never thought they'd find a kindred soul. As hot passion and raw need draw them together, can they survive this mission long enough to track the most elusive fugitives… their hearts?

Zoë Archer Book Order

Friday, October 5, 2012

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

Nemesis, Unlimited
The Hellraisers
The Ether Chronicles
The Blades of the Rose
8th Wing
Standalones


Nemesis, Unlimited

Genre: Historical Romance

1. Sweet Revenge
Jack Dalton and Eva Warrick
My Review

1.5. Winter's Heat
Michael and Ada
My Review

2. Dangerous Seduction
Simon Addison-Shawe and Alyce Carr
My Review

3. Wicked Temptation
Marco Black and Bronwyn Parrish
My Review

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The Hellraisers

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

1. Devil’s Kiss
James Sherbourne and Zora Grey
My Review

2. Demon’s Bride
Leo Bailey and Anne Hartfield
My Review

3. Sinner’s Heart
Abraham Stirling and Valeria Livia Corva
My Review


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The Ether Chronicles

Genre: Steampunk Romance
Note: This series contains books written by Zoë Archer and Nico Rosso

1. Skies of Fire by Zoë Archer
Christopher Redmond and Louisa Shaw
My Review

2. Night of Fire by Nico Rosso
Tom Knox and Rosa Campos
My Review

3. Skies of Steel by Zoë Archer
Mikhail Denisov and Daphne Carlisle

4. Nights of Steel by Nico Rosso
Jack Hawkins and Anna Blue

5. Skies of Gold by Zoë Archer
Fletcher Adams and Kalindi MacNeil

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The Blades of the Rose

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

0.5. "The Undying Heart" (in the Half Past Dead anthology)
Samuel Reed and Cassandra Fielding

1. Warrior
Gabriel Huntley and Thalia Burgess
My Review

2. Scoundrel
Bennett Day and London Harcourt
My Review

3. Rebel
Nathan Lesperance and Astrid Bramfield
My Review

4. Stranger
Catullus Graves and Gemma Murphy
My Review


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8th Wing

Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

1. Collision Course
Kell Frayne and Mara Skiren

2. Chain Reaction
Nils Calder and Celene Jur
My Review

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Standalones


Lady X’s Cowboy
Will Coffin and Olivia Xavier
Genre: Historical Romance


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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://zoearcherbooks.com/

Review: Aflame in Camelot by Maria-Claire Payne

Aflame in Camelot by Maria-Claire Payne
Publisher: Total-e-Bound
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance Aflame in Camelot Cover
ISBN:
Blue Ribbon Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Original Review Link
Book Purchase Link

Blacksmith Bryce is travelling to Camelot with one goal in mind: to win the Midsummer competition among the blacksmiths. Yet, the road to King Arthur’s court is paved with surprises, the biggest one being a chance encounter with a beautiful lady who sets his desires aflame. Adelaide is a lady in Queen Guinevere’s court and is betrothed to another. She should be out of Bryce’s reach, but passion binds them together. With the help of a few legendary figures, Bryce may be able to do the impossible and win Adelaide’s hand…if Camelot doesn’t fall to pieces around them all first.

AFLAME IN CAMELOT is eroticism and intrigue set against the backdrop of King Arthur’s court. Author Maria-Claire Payne brings the mythical land of Camelot to life, and I admit I was almost more intrigued by the story of a crumbling King Arthur’s court than I was by the romance between Bryce and Adelaide. Ms. Payne makes the falling of Camelot, the ruination of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot so vivid that I was spellbound by the destruction. That being said, Bryce and Adelaide were not protagonists without merit. Each is swept off their feet by the other, but class differences and prior engagements stand in their way. It’s hard not to root for Bryce and Adelaide to get their happily ever after, for they make a charming, sexy couple.

Romance, danger and a few twists on a favored legend make AFLAME IN CAMELOT a satisfying read to curl up with on a lazy afternoon.


Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.
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