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Upcoming release : Branded

BRANDED by Emma Petersen

Coming from Cobblestone Press September 22, 2006

Get Branded!

Jenny and Ty have known each other most of their lives and have been attracted to each other since they’ve been old enough to know what attraction meant. A tragedy has bought Jenny back home to Parsons' Pass and into Ty’s arms.

The heat between them is as hot as ever, but the scars he carries from his parents’ relationship and his own failed marriage keep Jenny at bay. When Ty comes close to losing the most important person in his life, he knows it’s time to bury the past and fight for their love.

Click here for excerpt.

Nalini Singh Contest - Win a $200 Amazon Gift Certificate

I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at dearauthor.com. To enter the contest, put up this blurb, image, and trackback and you are entered to win the following prize package.
  • $200 Amazon gift certificate
  • Signed copy of Slave to Sensation
  • New Zealand goodies chosen by Singh
  • ARC of Christine Feehan's October 31 release: Conspiracy Game
You can read about the experiment here and you can download the code that you need to participate here.

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SLAVE TO SENSATION by Nalini Singh (Berkley/September 2006)

Welcome to a future where emotion is a crime and powers of the mind clash brutally against those of the heart.

Sascha Duncan is one of the Psy, a psychic race that has cut off its emotions in an effort to prevent murderous insanity. Those who feel are punished by having their brains wiped clean, their personalities and memories destroyed.

Lucas Hunter is a Changeling, a shapeshifter who craves sensation, lives for touch.


When their separate worlds collide in the serial murders of Changeling women, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities…or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.

Excerpt

Viral Blogging and a Contest - Gena Showalter


Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter
Earth, Wind and Fire aren’t just a band anymore…

Blurb :
Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days.
Now suddenly I can shoot fireballs, chill your drink, or blow-dry your hair at fifty paces with a blink of my eye!
It all started when this crazy scientist dropped something in my grande mocha latte.
Of course I got wicked sick.
Next morning I’m waking up with this total hottie bending over me.
He tells me
1) his name’s Rome Masters, 2) he’s a government agent and 3) I can control the four elements with a thought.
He seems even less pleased by my (apparently irreversible) transformation that I am. . . because now he’s supposed to kill me.
The only good news:
I didn’t make this bed of trouble, but Rome sure seems to want me to lie in it.
With him.

Read an excerpt

Order your copy from
Barnes and Noble or Amazon or Books A Million

And if you’d like a chance to win signed copies of *all* Gena Showalter’s books, all you have to do is post this entry, too.

Post the cover, the blurb, the links, and this contest announcement, then head over to Gena’s blog (
http://www.genashowalter.blogspot.com/ ) and let her know you posted the material. A name will be randomly selected on September 3rd from those who do!!

Cool, huh?!

Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow

Hi all!

Sorry for the no blog posts for a looong time. Let's just say Life had its own agenda and I was but a pawn in its busy little hands. I even stopped reading for a while let alone web surf, hence no posts. 'Nuf said.

I'm back and I'm starting to get back into reading. Luckily I made a most fortunate choice to begin reading all over again - Lilith Saintcrow's second installment in the Dante Valentine series, very appropriately titled "Dead Man Rising". (lol, appropriate both because of my comeback as well for the story contained within this book ;-) )

Necromancer for hire, Dante Valentine is still mourning her dead lover, the fallen demon Japhrimel, whom the Devil turned into ashes in front of her bewildered eyes towards the conclusion of the first book in this series, "Working for the Devil". She's still getting adjusted to her new form as a half-demon and prefers to bury her sorrow in working bounties non-stop. Jace, her ex-lover, is by her side through the worst of it, he's even moved in with her. He wants Danny back, but Danny can't bring herself to sleep with him, let alone love him back. Jaf is there with her in her thoughts and feelings too much for her do anything but keep herself aloof from those around her who care for her.

Then Gabe, her best friend, asks her help in solving a series horrific murders where the victims seem to have been torn apart inside out without any trace of the killer being left. Suppressing her sorrow, Danny seeks the connection between the victims and finds it in Rigger Hall, the sadistic educational institution that she herself had been a part of and that'd been the bane of its students' existence until a cataclysmic event shut it down around a decade ago.

In a rare instance, Danny dearly wishes she could be selfish and not the do the right thing, especially when she realizes what awful memories investigating this case has already begun to churn up. And not just for her. The terrifying evil that's been set loose thanks to the aforementioned cataclysmic event shows every sign of consuming Danny as well. Whether she gets help from an unexpected source and how it all ends makes for some delicious spine-tingling suspense.

While Danny's constant mourning does create a mournful atmosphere, it also serves to impress upon the readers the depth of her feelings for her short-lived demon lover. There's even a sort of ghostly love triangle in the making, what with Jace wanting Danny back even as she hears Jaf's voice in her head at the oddest of moments. With rip-roaring action sequences and non-stop suspense, the book leaves the reader feeling like holding a grenade with the pin pulled out - in other words, a humongous explosion waiting to happen. And boy! does it happen, much to the reader’s excitement and bone-deep contentment.

More than the unforgettable story and the unbelievable villain, it's Saintcrow's innate ability to make the readers at home with both the fantasy world she's created (and populated with psions and other magikal beings) as well as establish a bond with her central characters that makes this book and indeed this series a must-read for any and all readers.

In other words, 5 stars for "Dead Man Rising"! Ms. Saintcrow - you ROCK!
 

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Hi, I'm Rashmi and this is my blog which has undergone various transformations through the years. I blog about whatever interests me, and when I have some free time, a commodity that has become increasingly precious. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment.

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