This week I reviewed Eve Rabi’s Burn’s World, which describes a love triangle between a mixed race girl called Burn, an all American guy called Brody and badass Trojan, who wants what Brody has had a taste of…… It is a great read full of humour, mayhem and emotional highs and lows, which I found to be compulsive.
I also started to read Charades, by Ann Logan, a romantic suspense, which sees a shy young woman, Mercedes Fuentes, take the opportunity to pay off much of her student debt by posing as girlfriend to Wulf Rheinhart. Wulf needs a fake fiancée for a week to close a business deal. But is the over-worked oil tycoon really what he seems or are more sinister forces at play?
For our werewolf theme I reblogged a review of Linda Mooney’s From Out of the Shadows, from our Sizzle and Burn site. We also examined Werewolves in Paranormal Romance and Caroline posted a reiew of A Night of Howling Dogs, by Henri Bauhaus.
The following books are at the top of my ‘to read’ pile for the next few weeks: Archangel’s Storm, by Nalini Singh; Minutes Before Sunset; by Shannon Thompson and The Silk Romance, by Helena Fairfax. Caroline plans to read Mere Enchantment by Alicia Rivoli (followed closely by the sequel Rings of Enchantment).
We were lucky to receive a proof of Bridget Tyler’s novel, Drummer Girl to review from Templar Publishing – click on the link to see our reviews. The novel describes a coming of age story for a group of five London schoolgirls that wins the semi-final of an international talent contest. When the band lands in Hollywood for the big final, things are not quite as they seem. The lead singer, Harper, just wants to use sex, drugs and rock and roll, not to mention the band itself, to win back her bad-news ex-boyfriend and the other girls, including Lucy, the Drummer Girl of the title, have to cope with all of the temptations that Hollywood and fame have to offer. Drummer Girl has now been released and has a special website (click on the link) dedicated to it. The Drummer Girl blog tour is also happening this week, with author interviews and giveaway and Drummer Girl is also the skin on http://www.sugarscape.com/bookclub for the week.
The Genie Ignites by Kelly Ann Zuzulo
Author Kelly Ann Zuzulo’s book, The Genie Ignites – click to see review, has been recommended among the top three in the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal category of The Abalone Awards, which recognize “outstanding ethno-cultural romance.” While Zubis is a jinni and Bethany is a human, the cultural issue in The Genie Ignites is the divide between her Western world and his Eastern view. But true love sees no color, sees no difference in how the heart loves. The winner will be announced at the Romance Writers of America (RWA) National Conference in July and we wish Kelly Ann the best of luck. For more details of the book and the award see Kelly Ann Zuzulo’s site.
Special Offers on Books
If you are tempted to read the Captured Series, by Erica Stevens, now is a good time to buy it as the first three books in the series are on offer on Smashwords for $3.99. I have reviewed the first two books, Captured and Renegade and they were excellent and I recommend them if you like to read vampire romances. I’ll be reviewing book 3, Refugee soon and June will see the release of Salvation the fourth book in the series.
Drummer Girl – Cover art by Will Steele
Image of man and the moon: Minerva Studio/Shutterstock.com