If you're like me, you hate to see summer come to and end. The quiet moments basking in the warm breeze as you read a good back in the back yard should never have to end. Unfortunately, it must. So to capture the last few weeks of sunny days and fruity drinks, I have made a small list of the few books that are on my End Of Summer Must Read List. If you have books to add feel free to mention them in the comment section!
Released: Jun 21, 2010
Category: Fantasy Romance, Romance, Shifters
Publisher: Carina Press
BLURB (taken from the authors website):
It’s not nice to piss off Mother Nature…
Bryton Haruk sets out on a suicide mission to stop the bloodthirsty Skullmen from terrorizing the war-weary Land of Eldwyn. Consumed by guilt over the death of his wife, Bryton seeks revenge and reunion in the afterlife with his lost love. His purpose is determined, his bravery unmatched, until the queen casts a spell to save Bryton from himself.
Salome is that spell. A bird-shifter, she can harness the earth’s breeze and take the form of a beautiful, innocent woman. Her challenge is to harness Bryton’s pain and guide him to peace. She entrances and irritates him, tempting Bryton from his mission. Even as he gives in to the passion between them, Bryton insists on mounting a solo attack on the brigands’ compound, and Salome fears her love won’t be enough to save him…
I chose this book because I liked the blurb, yes, but I also was drawn in by the fact of the plot being unique. I liked how the heroine is given the task of saving a man that is set to die for a lost love.
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Released: Jun 27, 2010
Category: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
(Book two in the Night Huntress World Series)
Blurb (taken from author's website):
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.
But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
Ms. Frost had me with her first book, Half Way To The Grave. She has kept me enthralled with her Night Huntress Series and I was not disappointed with the spin off The Night Huntress World Series. She knows how to write paranormal romance and she knows what a reader likes!
And for the Contemporary Lover in everyone...:-)
Author: Carly Phillips
Released: July 27, 2010
Category: Contemporary Romance
(Book 1 in the Bachelor Blog Series)
Blurb (taken from the author's website):
He’s New York’s Most Eligible Bachelor…
She’s just not interested!
Sam Cooper (“Coop”) has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. After foiling a jewelry store robbery, and being rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn’t interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead free-spirited Lexie is more interested in Coop’s antique ring, and its (potentially scandalous) history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring But when Coop’s investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart – and her family secrets – to this most eligible bachelor?
I am a huge fan of Ms. Phillips for the simple fact that she never lets me down. I love the fact that I can connect with all of her heroines and every hero has something about him that makes me cheer for him as well. (If you like discussing the books you enjoy and chatting with the authors, Ms. Phillips will be doing a book club day for Kiss Me If You Can at her blog the Plot Monkeys on August 31st)
And last but never least...
Author: Kristan Higgins
Released: August 2010
Category: Contemporary Romance
Blurb (taken from author's website)
One happily-ever-after rocking chair…
And no sign of any forthcoming babies to rock in ol’ Georgebury, Vermont. For Callie Grey, turning thirty means coming to grips with the fact that her boss (and five-week fling) is way overdue in his marriage proposal. And way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company’s new Miss Perfect. If that isn’t bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a 3-0 birthday bash in the family funeral home.
Bad goes to worse when she stirs up a relationship with the town’s most eligible — yet not so warm and fuzzy — veterinarian, Ian McFarland, in order to flag Mark’s attention. So Ian’s more comfortable with animals… So he’s formal, orderly and just a bit tense. The ever-friendly, fun-loving and spontaneous Callie decides it’s time for Ian to get a personality makeover. But, dang — if he doesn’t shock the heck out of her, she might actually fall for Vermont’s unlikeliest eligible bachelor…
I have almost every single book of Ms. Higgins, but I have note been able to read them yet. They were a gift to me and I adore all the back blurbs and covers. I am a huge 'covers girl'. I think this will be a great read to bring in the new season. The blurb reads like something that will make you laugh and give you that feel good vibe all the way down to your toes.
If you have any books you would like to add to the list, leave a comment and share!!:-)