I really liked The Prosecutor by Adrienne Giordano. While I am a bit of a legal junkie when it comes to books, movies or TV shows, I thought this one exceptionally well done. Adrienne’s characters are witty, humorous and just down right likeable.
Zach,the leading man, is of course gorgeous, smart and has a ruthless streak when it comes to winning in court. However, as he takes on a case that seems like a slam dunk, the real plot begins when he meets first year law student Emma. The sparks fly in spite of the fact he is trying to uphold her brother’s guilty murder conviction. Throw into the mix, Penny, Zach’s sister who suddenly becomes the defendant’s lawyer, and you have the makings of a great intrigue.
It’s release day for Cynthia Eden! I so cannot wait to start reading the Mine Series. It sounds so great and the next one in the series, Mine to Crave, is out today! If you like romantic thriller’s, check these out!
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About the Book:
Title: Mine To Crave (Mine Series, #4 )
Author: Cynthia Eden
Release Date: March 10, 2014
New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.
HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.
We aren’t talking ice cream with Vanilla Twist by C.J. Ellisson or anything close to what you think of when something is called “vanilla”. Except that this read is yummy.
Vanilla Twist is the follow up to C.J. Ellison’s Vanilla on Top and completes the story of Heather and Tony. We see a bit of a wild ride for this couple but with a HEA ending! I am still a sucker for those. The bumps and conflict along the way make for an interesting story line. I was propelled to read at crazy hours to find out the answers to the questions the author forces you to conjure up in your mind.
Happy Friday! Today’s post is a continuation from my reader survey that I started last week. You can see Part 1 here. I hope Part 2 is just as insightful as the first one for you all. Please feel free to reply below and give us your comments or ask any questions.
Reader Survey Part 2
At the end of a long day of work or taking care of the kids or both, what compels you to sit down and read a book? What kind of promise do you look for in a book to make you choose *that* one to spend your precious free time with? And what makes a book a “keeper”?
So many of these readers replied with great descriptions of what makes a book a keeper, and after reading them all it seems they all want to escape reality. They want a story and/or characters they can connect with on a deep personal and emotional level. They want to live the story with the characters. They also want it to be exciting enough that they want to read it over and over.
What makes them pick a book to spend their time with? Excerpts, recommendations, and reading previous books in a series.
What is your perspective on price, and how much that plays into a buying decision? There are so many free and 99-cent books out there, wondering what it takes for a reader to be willing to pay “full price”.
If the readers have a favorite or known author they love then price is not usually an issue. They do like the free and 99-cent books for trying new authors or if their favorite author is trying a new genre. For some it depends on their current financial situation. Regarding digital books, most will not pay more than $4.00 for one. Some would rather buy a print copy for a couple dollars more. Bloggers and book reviewers often have more than enough free books coming to them so the urgency to pick up a full price book isn’t there. They can wait until it goes on sale. Some don’t have a problem with full price at all. One reader said because of her life situation she can get through more audio books and is willing to pay more for those.
If your favorite author came to town, would you go to a book signing?
So we are at the fifth of six installments of the Master of the Opera Serial romance. A Haunting Duet by Jeffe Kennedy is a doozy. Is that a word? What I mean by a doozy is that there is a lot of stuff going down in this one. The intimacy is amped up quite a bit as is the drama and creepiness of some characters. We are starting to know what the Sanclaro family is really like and well, it freaks me out a bit. Let’s just say the title is very fitting for the story.
Christine changes a lot in this one. The way she sees herself is a lot different. Master has made her a new woman. One who has gained confidence and isn’t going to stand by and let people use her. She is going to take things into her own hands and I really like this about her. Not that I saw her has overly weak before, but maybe more unsure of herself and what was going on in her life. I so enjoy the sincere love Master has for Christine and vice versa. I sure hope it ends up the way I want. Roman is showing his true colors in A Haunting Duet and let me tell you, they are not the ones I would want to color with. Sorry if that is a spoiler, but I think we all saw it coming.
Daylight by Julie Cross, is the first story I have read from the Fifty First Times anthology and while I liked that it worked as a short, it could have easily been stretched out into a full length novel. It packed quite a punch emotionally.
We meet a newlywed couple on their wedding night with flashbacks of how they met, and other important moments in their relationship. How Julie was able to provide that much background and development on characters in about 50 pages, I don’t know but it worked. I felt a connection to both of them and wanted more.
The intimacy between the two of them is typical of a first time on a honeymoon night. Unsure of yourself and what is going to happen, yet total trust and love. It was all done very nicely. If the other stories in the series are written this well, I can’t wait to read the other stories in this anthology!
It’s release day for Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus! To celebrate we have an excerpt and some mighty fine prizes. Check out the excerpt below and before you leave, enter to win a Kindle or a copy of Sensual Surrender.
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About the Book:
Title: Sensual Surrender
Author: Katie Reus
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: The Serafina: Sin City Series, #2
Release Date: March 3, 2014
Length: 50,000 words
I’m ready to move on. Please don’t search for me. Please just let me go.
The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth’s world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend…she’s the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he’s planning to propose to. He’d do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie’s Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own.