The month of March is jammed packed with new releases and with so many books to choose from it’s hard to decide what to read. Some months it’s a no brainer, particularly when there is an ‘auto-buy’ author with a new release because that book will definitely go to the top of my list. Then there are the  series that I’ve been reading for ages, and when a new book is released it definitely goes on the ‘I’ll be staying up all night reading this book’ pile. Of course each month there is a ‘new-to-me-author’ who I must read and their book also finds its way on my list. Finally, there are books recommended by friends and so another addition to the growing pile is added. Inevitably the selection of books is always vast and varied and there are hard decisions to be made. The method of choosing my reading list is usually a hodge-podge of the tried and true combined with the quiet yet adventurous spirit that resides in every reader.



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A KILLER CLOSES IN

 

After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she's reluctant to trust him - or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.


Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now investigating with Hannah, he faces a shocking possibility - his sister's murderer has resurfaced. As the danger escalates, Hannah and Harrison grow closer, the desire simmering between them ignites. And when Hannah disappears, Harrison has only one chance to save the woman he loves.


Why I want to read it:


I fell in love with Dee Davis’ A-Tac series when I read the first book Dark Deceptions (A-Tac Series #1). The premise for this romantic suspense series is unique and exciting. The A-Tac team is a black-ops CIA unit housed in an Ivy League University and comprised of faculty members who when not teaching at the university are out saving the world.  Fun, smart and action packed, each book definitely stands alone but I encourage anyone who hasn’t read the previous books to do so. Ms. Davis has great way with action scenes, they jump off the page and ignite the imagination. Her characters are always vital and alive and tethered to the action in emotional and meaningful ways. I’m looking forward to reading Hannah and Harrison’s story.

 

 


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Self-professed nerd Maddie Maloney is an expert on jewels. Jewel thieves are another matter entirely! So when a mysterious Englishman warns her that a thief known as The Chameleon is after the rare pink diamond on display in her aunt's shop, she tells herself it's just a joke. Even if she can't get Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome out of her mind...

But Fabian Montgomery doesn't give up easily. He's everywhere she goes, convinced the thief will strike. And when the diamond does go missing-and Maddie is suspected of stealing it-he whisks her away from the police and together they pursue The Chameleon.

Fabian plunges her into a glamorous world far from her humble workshop and transforms geeky Maddie into a sophisticated siren capable of espionage. Her mission: to seduce The Chameleon and steal back the diamond.

But Fabian isn't telling her everything-like who he works for, and why he's so interested in The Chameleon

Why I want to read it:


Joan Kilby is a ‘new-to-me-author’ and each month I try and read a book by an author I’ve never read before. So… tag Ms. Kilby, you’re it. Actually I was enticed by the notion of the smart but inexperienced young woman being dragged into a high stakes arena by a fashionable and mysterious hero. Who can resist the charms of geeky girl meeting a worldly boy where she is thrust into an adventure that will give her the inner strength to go beyond her safe little world? I certainly can’t.



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The world of Theorrey runs like a well-oiled machine. The elements are in balance, passion is tamed, and the young queen is the heartbeat of it all. But in these two all-new stories of elemental steam, nothing is ever as it seems.

Earthly Desires

Demeter “Dare” Senedal is the Queen’s Chalice-her protector and closest companion. So when the queen goes missing, Dare rushes to locate her, even though the search leads her straight into trouble.

A gentleman who trades in secrets and sin, Bodhan revels in carnal delights, but when a naked and bound woman appears on his shore, he finds his hunger to possess at odds with his need to protect. As Bodhan shares his knowledge of pleasure, Dare must decide if she can trust him, both with her mission and her heart.

Fiery Temptations

Seraphina always lands on her feet. After all, she is a Felidae - more feline than human - and an excellent thief. There has never been a job Phina wouldn’t take or a man who could tame her…until she meets Cyrus Arendal.

As the Queen’s Sword, Cyrus should have known better than to fall victim to a beautiful bandit. Now, to find and retrieve the moonfire dagger, he’ll need to convince Phina not to judge a man by his station, but rather by how completely he can satisfy her desires

Why I want to read it:


I must confess I’ve had a sneak peek into the world that author Rachel Grace has created and my first impression was “wow”.  Geared for Pleasure gives us two stories in one book with heat, passion, and romance in the elemental world of steampunk. I was hooked by the first three lines: “Find the Deviant. Trust no one but its captain with your identity and your secret. Everything depends on you.”  After reading the first chapter I was immediately pulled into the mythology, world building and colorful characters. I’ve yet to read a steampunk romance and I’m thinking this might be just the one to start with.


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In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Now back in the Brotherhood - and unrecognizable as the vampire leader he once was - Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld - Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he's told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed . . .

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King's throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past, and a very hot, passion-filled future . . . but can his heart let go and set all of them free?


Why I want to read it:


I’ve been reading about the Black Dagger Brotherhood since 2005 when I happened to pick up Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #1) and fell in love with the world of a vampire race near extinction living in present day Caldwell New York. The world and its characters have captured my imagination in such a way that I have become one of those addicts that can’t get enough. If you’re a BDB fan you know what I’m talking about. As with any great series you get to know and love the characters in such a way that they almost (I said almost) feel like family. You want to know what happens to them and you hope no matter what trials or tribulations they are put through they will eventually find their happy ending. Lover Reborn is Thor’s book and throughout the series he’s been to hell and back again. I’m now ready for his happy ending. Aren’t you?

What about you? How do you choose what book you’ll be reading next?


Comments
by Moderator dhaupt on ‎03-08-2012 09:26 AM

Oh Marisa, I so want to read Lover Reborn, I think of all the stories we've gotten in this series, this is the one that fans really want to read, even more than John Matthew's novel because of course that Thorment lost his one true love to the lessening society. I can't wait to see how she solves this seemingly unsolvable puzzle.

It's sort of like Gena Showalters recent release where we FINALLY got Paris's story.

 

thanks for all the great choices

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