Passionate Ink Booknotes August 2009 Edition

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Passionate Ink Booknotes August 2009 Edition

  1. 1. Book Notes Bringing you new releases, chats, and book signings from your favorite Passionate Ink authors! www.passionateink.org August 2009 Vol. 4, No. 8 Book Releases Rafferty’s Woman This symbol indicates a book published in By Josie St Marie ISBN:978-1-60435-357-0 print. These may be new releases, or works previously released as eBooks. When she discovers her sister missing from a Las Vegas hotel suite, Layla Horn ventures into the barren wilderness of Death Valley to seek out the man into Her Commander whose protection her sister was running. By Cathryn Cade ISBN: 978 1 60504 626 6 Rafferty Carwill knows nothing about his friend Chayla's current troubles and Self control is Captain Steve Craigs mantra. subsequent disappearance, but when her His crew are off limits, especially the lithe, sister Layla arrives, weary and sun- lethal Serpentian Guard. burned, at his door his Dominant desires clamor for fulfillment. Tessa Alligon is trained to kill with her bare hands, but her innocent heart is unprepared Thrown together because of tragedy, for this tough warrior with his guard down. these two strong people must battle their Their liaison melts the deep space cold. fears in order to embrace a rare love they both crave. Once unleashed, Tessas sensual nature is not easily cooled. Neither is her thirst for re- EXCERPT BUY venge when he insists their relationship has no future. Mate Marks: Thirst Then a future for any of them becomes iffy with a saboteur on board. One that may lurk By Kate Hill ISBN: 978-1-60521-133-6 within the ranks of the Serpentian Guard it- self. One that may even be Tessa. While unpacking antiques belonging to Arias Del Rio, a little known explorer, EXCERPT BUY museum curator Malika Carter Young is stunned to discover a Spanish vampire in a sarcophagus. After years of loneliness, Arias has finally found his destined mate, but an enemy from his past has Did You Win returned and intends to destroy every- thingArias loves, beginning with Malika. A Free Book? EXCERPT BUY Don’t forget to check August 2009
  2. 2. Passionate Ink Authors Stargazers 3: Wild Airborne By Anne Kane ISBN: 978-1-60521-181-7 By Belle Sloane ISBN: Short Story Unfairly sold into slavery, Stargazer When Candice boards her flight to Anaya plans her escape carefully, stow- Hawaii, wrestling with her fear of ing away in a ship belonging to the cyni- flying, she doesn’t count on find- cal bounty hunter, Ryland. She just ing a hot mystery man sitting in her needs to avoid detection until the ship seat. He guarantees her he can docks at the next port of call. make her flight worry free this time, with his mouth-watering dis- When Ryland discovers the beauty, he tractions. Much to her delight, he assumes she's a runaway sex slave and more than proves himself a man of offers her a choice: be returned to her his word. master or stay and serve his every desire. EXCERPT BUY EXCERPT BUY Flawed Passionate Ink Book Notes By Ember Case ISBN: 978-1-60504-592-4 Questions or comments may be directed to : Emilia ra Elawyn, Princess of the Silver- editor@passionateink.org haven Bright Elves, is shocked when she overhears her stepmother’s plans to banish her from court to the dry deserts of the barbarian horde. Emilia’s sin? Her magical Mercenary Desires stone, the source of the power to rule over her people, has not awakened. Without it By Jane Leopold Quinn ISBN: 1-60601-498-6 she can never claim the throne. Desperate to escape her fate, she offers Rowdy Pierce rescues Sara Stewart. In herself to a visiting Shadow Elf ambassa- their escape, an attraction develops be- dor-and his guard. Once compromised, tween them. Is Sara's lust for her bearded, she’s certain the barbarians will refuse her. beat up hero gratitude or something deeper? Rowdy takes what Sara offers, not expecting to lose his heart. Will their lust Rorek Northmark can’t deny the princess turn to something deeper back in the real tempts him to distraction. It isn’t as simple world? as allowing himself-and his guard, Jo-to indulge in her luscious body. Touching her means getting tangled up in court politics, the one thing he wants to avoid. Still, her plea touches the only soft spot in his hard- ened heart, and he can’t bring himself to EXCERPT BUY push her away. EXCERPT BUY August 2009
  3. 3. Passionate Ink Authors Den of Desire Metropolitan Passions Vol. 2: Windy City Love Affair By Shauna Hart ISBN: 978-1-60313-623-5 By Jane Leopold Quinn ISBN: 978-1-60659-166-6 Mara Templeton may be a bestselling Jess Croften’s business trip turns into much erotic romance writer, but deep down, she more when he literally bumps into beautiful knows her identity is a lie. She’s never Lorren Samples and asks for directions. You come close to experimenting like her char- can’t beat summer in Chicago for romance, acters. the sights, the lakefront, the food. And just when Lorren realizes Jess is someone spe- Weeks from a deadline, she’s desperate to cial, he’s gone. find inspiration. So when she accepts an invitation for a private tour of Club X, a Jess has kept his secrets from Lorren, but club known for its exotic pleasures, she when he returns from the Middle East knows she is in way over her head. But wounded in spirit and body, it’s to reclaim nothing can prepare her for the club’s sexy the normalcy she represents and the way of owner. life he fought for. Joe Gates sees right through Mara’s cool facade. He’s made a business of learning people’s secrets in Club X. And he’s good EXCERPT BUY at what he does. He sees the unsatisfied desire in Mara’s eyes. And he’s more than ready to show her just what she’s been missing. Vegas Strip But someone else is watching, too. Some- By Lisa Perry ISBN: 978-1-60435-387-7 one who will stop at nothing to claim her. Small-town girl, Samantha Monroe heads EXCERPT BUY to Las Vegas for a new and exciting life. Highland Obsession But her ethical career path falls short in Sin City, and a proposition for a one night, one By Dawn Halliday ISBN: 978-0451227010 dance at the Pole Position could give her the financial boost she needs to survive. If only she overcomes her sudden fear of big- city stage-fright. Torn between love and duty, Sorcha Mac- Donald must watch as the two men she Brady Buchanan, young, impressionable desires go to war over her. pro-footballer is in town and dragged to the Pole Position by his teammates. But watch- ing the attractive woman onstage make a And when the battle lines are drawn, all complete fool of herself is too much for three lovers are lured into a triangle of for- even QB Buchanan to handle. bidden passion. . . Brady may be the man to steer Samantha towards a fulfilling career, all the while facing her fears-and his fantasies. EXCERPT BUY EXCERPT BUY August 2009 3
  4. 4. Passionate Ink Authors Three’s Company Her Insatiable Dark Heroes By Jayne Rylon ISBN: 978-1605043241 By Savanna Kougar ISBN: 1606012630 Three recommended reads combined into How many Superheroes does it take to one smoking hot menage anthology. Win- satisfy SlashFlame Kitten, the one woman ner of the 2009 EPPIE for Best Romance who dances like a fire goddess? Answer: Anthology. the four Dark Valorous Brothers of Chron- tropolis. Alexa limits her adrenaline rushes to boardroom negotiations-until she indulges Before the weather wars destroyed her in a high-octane encounter on the hood of world, Wendra was the girl next door, ex- her sports car. cept for her dancing talent and her desire to become a top performer. When she is res- Justin is supposed to be just a refreshing cued from her own desperate attempt to fly summer affair, but he's called for the kind inside her flame by Dark Zavier, then of backup that shifts the odds in love's fa- Claimed by the four Dark Valorous broth- vor. ers, she has no idea how to cope with their primitive insatiable sexual needs, or their EXCERPT BUY passionate longing to bond with her. The Quest EXCERPT BUY By Maddie James ISBN: 119-200-107-414-10 Saving Midnight Book three in The Legend of Blackbeard's By Emma Holly ISBN: 978-0-425-22904-0 Chalice series: Jackson Porter seeks to fulfill his mother's dying request and answers about the imagi- nary lover who haunts his nights. His fu- ture, he learns, is in a place called Ohio, The red-hot final showdown in "The Fitz miles and centuries away from his barrier Clare Chronicles" trilogy. To survive this island home in 1745. The land is his legacy fight, both humans and immortals will and belongs to him. His mother urges him to need more than supernatural strength. claim it. In the year 2032, Kari Upton is driven to fight federal sanctions to save her land and her crops. Her upcoming marriage is one of EXCERPT BUY convenience. Marrying Tye Gentry will save her Ohio farmland. There is no other way to gain power than to marry him and ride on his father's political coattails to the state legislature. And all would be prefect, if it weren't for Romance Writers of America those erotic dreams... The mission of the Romance Writers of America is to advance the professional interests of EXCERPT BUY career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. August 2009 4
  5. 5. Passionate Ink Authors Wanton Wishes Twilight’s Embrace By Ericka Scott ISBN: 978-1-907010-35-4 By Ericka Scott ISBN: 978-1-60088-436-8 Centuries of granting wishes to underprivi- Maxine Twilight runs the hottest fetish leged kids comes to a screeching halt after club in the Midwest, a place where the rich faerie godmother Zuzanna annoys the and famous come to play with vampires. crown prince of the faeries. His punish- When her employees begin turning to ash, ment - to exile her and strip her of her Maxine calls in a consultant, slayer Zach- powers. Instead of giving up her wand, she ary Fox. flees the kingdom. Zachary Fox slays rogue vampires not In Chicago, she meets single father Phillip other slayers. But when his dead ex-wife, Denton. He needs a nanny and fast. His Tessa, calls in a favor to stop a slayer, he son, Jamie, has a mischievous streak as agrees to help. wide as Lake Michigan. However, he didn’t count on losing his Intending to live as a mortal, Zuzanna did- heart to Maxine. So when it appears as if n't count on traffic congestion, housework, she is the intended target of the next or her attraction to Phillip to deter her. She wooden stake, he’s forced to put his life, also didn’t plan on falling in love. and love, on the line. EXCERPT BUY EXCERPT BUY Tied and True How to Save a Life By Marie Harte ISBN: 978-1596328815 By Kelly Jamieson ISBN: 978-1-60272-550-8 After her best friend is murdered by a Tied and True stranger she met in a bar one night, Marli McKinnon feels grief stricken and respon- When Lindsay hears Jared, the new office sible. When she meets another stranger, a wunderkind, spouting rumors about her, big, gorgeous man with whom she shares a she knows she'll do whatever it takes to nip surprising connection who turns out to be the innuendo in the bud. She doesn't count an FBI agent, she asks him for help. on tying him up. Or on his revenge... Six months ago, FBI Special Agent Trey Reaper's Reward Nicholson’s life was ripped apart by be- trayal and the biggest screw-up of his ca- Private investigator Jewel Marciella can't reer. When Marli tells him the story of her help herself around Ethan Reaper, a man friend’s murder, Trey realizes with horror with an attitude to match his impressive that the serial killer he let get away has frame. He's not just commanding on the killed again. job; he wants to master a woman. And Jewel is one gem he can't resist. Now they have to work together to catch a killer-before he kills again. EXCERPT BUY EXCERPT BUY August 2009 5
  6. 6. Passionate Ink Authors Lurin’s Surrender Kiss it Better By Marie Harte ISBN: 978-1-907010-47-7 By Portia da Costa ISBN: 978-0352345219 For Captain Mara Seni, being a bounty Haunted by physical and psychological hunter is what she does, not who she is. demons, Jay Bentley seeks solace in erotic But her latest bounty makes her question daydreams of a woman who has illumi- her job. He's tall, dark and handsome. But nated his inner fantasies since a brief meet- a rapist? A murderer? And why is the vic- ing years ago. tim in question more intent on keeping him than putting him in jail? Sandy Jackson's daydreams are filled with heated images of a handsome Prince There's something off about Lurin Vez, Charming she once encountered, a man and it's more than his good looks. Though who will kiss everything better and thrill she shouldn't care, Mara's not going to stop her with glorious, dangerous pleasure. until she finds out the truth. But when the truth turns into a love brighter than the sun, it's all she can do to withstand the heat. But the past is an illusion, and the present fraught with conflict. EXCERPT BUY Can two strong-willed lovers reconcile their differences and slake their burning sensual hunger for each other in wild and daring passion? Forbidden Fruit EXCERPT BUY By Imari Jade ISBN: None The Redemption of Micah What would you do to get what you By Beth Williamson ISBN: 978-0-7582-3471-1 wanted, despite how forbidden it was meant to be? Damnation, a fallen angel's fate is tested when he meets a beautiful Nothing about the room that Eppie awak- young woman who lives at the gates of ens in feels like home-not the furnishings, hell. the ill-fitting clothes, or the Colorado sunlight streaming in through the windows. And certainly not the stranger with long EXCERPT BUY dark hair and silver eyes who claims to have been waiting for her for three long years. Micah Spalding has spent each day hoping that Eppie would open her eyes and return to him. He must find a way to reach through the distance between them and Did You Win remind her of everything they once shared, and prove that he has belief enough for both of them. A Free Book? EXCERPT BUY Congratulations to our winners: babyluv67, kriskknn, stevieny, tinamorgan, nickibooks42 August 2009 6

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