Archive for October, 2011

A Pirate’s Bounty

Author: Eliza Knight

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: June 22, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9306-a-pirates-bounty.aspx

Faryn was having trouble sleeping, to calm her mind she decided to take a moonlight stroll along the beach.  She never anticipated that she would be captured by pirates.  Captain Wraith Noir commands the vessel.  The people that is captured and brought to him are destined to be slaves to a pirate Queen.

When Wraith sees Faryn there is something about her spirit that captures his attention.  He knows that her future is destined to be bleak for one so fair and young would stand little chance against the harsh elements of being a slave.

Wraith makes a deal with the pirate Queen to trade for Faryn’s life.  He makes a deal with Faryn if she is to surrender her body to him, he will see that she is returned to her family.  Faryn knows in order to survive; she must give into the pirate and sacrifice her body for his needs.

Faryn is surprised at how Wraith is able to set her body on fire.  In his arms she finds his touch and gentle caress is pure ecstasy.  When the day arrives when Wraith must decide if he returns her to her family as he promised will he be able to let her go knowing the chances of seeing her again is highly unlikely?

Eliza Knight has written a superb swashbuckling romance!  A PIRATE BOUNTY’S is one high action packed romance that will keep you glued to your seats.  The love scenes scorch the pages they are written on.  For those who appreciate a trip back to the past, this is one book you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

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The Rebel’s Angel

Author: Cassandra Lutheran

Publisher: Melange Books, LLC

Release Date: April 23, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005F9YDUE/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=romancejunk0b-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B005F9YDUE

The Civil War had divided a nation; as battles were fought, countless lives were lost.  Jenna Carson’s world has been torn apart when she loses her father and learns her brother is missing.  As a battle of Antietam takes place close enough for her to see, she realizes the danger that she is facing.

After the smoked cleared, Jenna was relieved to see that her land and home were untouched. As she looked out toward her lands she spots a man slumped over a tree.  She is uncertain of which side he is fighting for, but she knows that she can’t leave him out there to die. 

Major Miles Hanson is a confederate soldier.  To Jenna, she should have seen him as her enemy but instead she saw a man who was gravely wounded.  Jenna knew the risk she would be taking by helping to save his life, but her conscious would not allow her to leave him to suffer. 

Miles thinks he has been rescued by an angel, for the beauty he sees before him is of angelic quality.  When he recovers enough to have full control of his senses he meets Jenna.  Although he has strong southern loyalties he can’t help but be attracted to Jenna. 

Will the war keep Miles and Jenna from exploring a forbidden love?  Or will they overcome their views and be able to experience a love that is able to heal each other? 

THE REBEL’S ANGEL is one fabulous book!  I was so impressed with the in-depth historical details that  the author provided to the reader.  It made the reading experience that much richer.  I was very impressed with Cassandra Lutheran’s writing style.  She brought a new meaning to the gene of historical romance with her exceptional characters and descriptive historical setting.  THE REBEL’S ANGEL is worthy enough to be the next “Gone with the Wind”.

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The Pilot and the Fairy Princess

Author: Jack Saux

Publisher: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc.

Release Date: June 17, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Fairy-Princess-ebook/dp/B0056QJEXC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317557811&sr=1-1

John Dees had arrived in Saint Francisville, Louisiana to keep a promise he had made to himself to find his deceased friend Duke’s family and to check on how they were living their lives without him.  John blamed himself for Duke’s death.  He feels if he had reacted differently that horrific day that his best friend would still be alive.  Although he survived the crash by parachuting out of the plane, he landed in enemy territory in Iraq.  With his landing, he broke his ankle that got infected and resulted in his leg being amputated by enemy hands.

John manages to locate Duke’s widow, Louise, and his five year old daughter, Gabrielle.  He doesn’t reveal who he really is in fear they would reject his help.  He applies for a job at the local school for he wants to ensure that he establishes himself in the community to be available to Louise and Gabrielle.

Gabrielle took an immediate interest in John.  Louise welcomed him into her home and quickly grew to look forward to his visits.  John seemed to be the missing piece of the puzzle from both her and Gabrielle’s life.  Although she would never forget her first husband, she can’t help but feel a growing attraction to John.

When the day comes when John is forced to reveal his true identity will Louise be able to accept him and their growing love?  Or will she throw away all her feelings because she can’t accept his deception to bring himself in both hers and her daughter’s life?

THE PILOT AND THE FAIRY PRINCESS is an enchanting story of tragedy, triumph, and the strong will to survive and move forward.  Jack Saux does an exceptional job in capturing each one of these deep emotions.  I was highly impressed at his skill as a writer by how he offered a story that captured my attention from page one.  This is one book that you will have a hard time forgetting once you finish.  Although it is not fully devoted to being a romance, you can’t help fall in love with these beloved characters.

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A Broken Christmas

Author: Claire Ashgrove

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: October 26, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=4659

Aimee Garland thought she had the perfect marriage; then the unexpected occurred when her husband filed for a divorce fourteen months ago.  She refuses to believe their marriage is over, and is determined to be there to greet her wounded husband as he exits off of the military plane. As he makes his way off the plane, she sees in his eyes that he is haunted by far more than just his physical injuries.

Delta Force operative Kyle Garland’s last mission shattered his body and spirit.  His physical wounds are nothing compared to the horror he witnessed in Afghanistan.  To protect his wife from knowing the truth of what he had done, he made the painful decision to file for a divorce. 

Aimee refuses to give up on the love Kyle and she share.  Kyle thinks that to protect Aimee he must keep his distance.  As Christmas time approaches, will the holiday magic be enough to allow them to put the past behind them and see that to heal, they are both in need of the love they share for each other?

A BROKEN CHRISTMAS is one exceptional book!  Mere words can’t express how much I fell in love with this story.  Aimee and Kyle are two characters that you soon will not forget; I found myself hating to see their story end.  Claire Ashgrove has definitely made an impact with her writing on this reader’s mind.  This is the first book that I have read by her, but I assure you that it will not be the last.  For anyone who appreciates a book with which you will develop an emotional bond then A BROKEN CHRISTMAS is just the book to satisfy your needs.

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