Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010


This November, you’ll be thankful for all the great books out from your favorite authors. And has gathered them together for you in one spot! This month brings books from Anya Bast,Shayla Black, Barbara Bretton, Robyn Carr, Ann Christopher, Terri DuLong, Marie Ferrarella, Dara Girard, Lori Handeland, Sandra Hill, Emma Holly, Sabrina Jeffries,Julia London, Caridad Piñeiro, Roxanne St. Claire, Roxanne St. Claire, Tori Carrington, Cheyenne McCray, Sheldon Russell and Kaitlyn Dunnett. 

JEWELED (Trade Paperback)
Anya Bast

A new series of erotic magic and fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author.
In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may best her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.
They share something else—they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries. Rescued by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice: indulge in pleasure without limits.

Doomsday Brethren #4
Shayla Black

In national bestselling author Shayla Black’s electrifying new novel, the Doomsday Brethren fight their mortal enemy for the newest weapon in a bloody magical war: the only woman a magical warrior shouldn’t claim...and the one he can’t resist.
Dangerously handsome Simon Northam, Duke of Hurstgrove, and his uptight barrister brother hardly get along, but crashing Mason’s wedding and stealing his fiancée take sibling rivalry to a new level. Duke’s family knows nothing of his magical prowess or the Doomsday Brethren, so how can he explain that mankind’s fate lies with the beautiful, tenacious bride he longs to seduce for himself?
Felicia is an Untouchable, a rare human whose presence disables magic—even the impenetrable forces surrounding Morganna le Fay’s tomb. The evil witch’s malicious powers could propel nefarious wizard Mathias to ultimate world domination . . . if he can resurrect her. To conceal herself, Felicia must heed her simmering desires to mate with Duke, but he risks binding his life—and sanity—to a lover whose loyalty may be forever torn. He faces a terrible choice: betray his brother for ultimate survival . . . or lose the woman who tempts him beyond control.

Shayla Black and 2 others

Mated by Shayla Black
In the shadowy world of the Doomsday Brethren, magical warrior Raiden vows to protect his woman and their unborn youngling from evil—and deliver her safely to another man. But once he’s saved her, can he let her go?
Also includes novellas by Jeaniene Frost and Sharie Kohler.

SPUN BY SORCERY (Trade Paperback)
Sugar Maple Chronicles #3
Barbara Bretton

Readers love to visit USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton’s Sugar Maple. There’s just one problem—it’s fallen off the map!
Chloe is always losing things—but an entire town? Just when she was about to settle down in Sugar Maple with her soul-mate Luke MacKenzie, her Fae enemy Isadora strikes, and her new hometown is gone. Even the Book of Spells, her lifeline to magick, can’t help her now. Just in the nick of time, her friend Janice roars up in Chloe’s ancient Buick with Penny the cat and her yarn stash in tow. If she is going to save her home she has to go back to Salem, where family secrets and centuries-old feuds pull her into the fight of her life.

MIDNIGHT KISS (anthology)
Midnight Confessions novella
Robyn Carr and 2 others

Three stories of hope, enchantment and romance—including an exclusive Virgin River novella from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Robyn Carr
These are New Year’s resolutions worth keeping!
Take a risk.
At the inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other.
Find the perfect work-life balance.
When a flinty lawyer with a bad-boy addiction meets the quintessential nice guy, sparks fly that consume their expectations of life and love.
Get those finances in order.
Working over the holidays on a messy bank takeover is made worse for two federal specialists by an ill-advised kiss that will never happen again...right?

Ann Christopher

A woman driven to know the truth...
Criminal defense attorney Amara Clarke can’t help but be hot and bothered by the handsome, enigmatic new cook at her local diner—and his seeming dislike of her. Until she finds herself in a dangerous situation—and the mysterious Jack Parker comes to her aid.
...The man who’ll do anything to protect her.
Amara doesn’t know that Jack is a DEA agent, evading death threats from a powerful drug lord. The last thing he wants is to endanger her by letting her get too close. But when fate puts her in his path, Jack’s cover is blown wide open. Soon he and Amara are on the run—but they can’t escape the smoldering chemistry between them. To keep Amara out of harm’s way, Jack will have to take drastic measures—even if it means shattering her fragile heart...

CASTING ABOUT (Trade Paperback)
Terri DuLong

In this beautifully crafted and uplifting novel, the author of the acclaimed Spinning Forward welcomes readers back to the lush Florida island of Cedar Key, where the vibrant shades of hibiscus and azaleas are the perfect backdrop to a colorful, quirky community. . .
In the four years since Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she’s found a home, a husband, and now a business to love. Taking over her mother’s bustling knitting shop is a welcome challenge, but Monica’s exciting plans are waylaid by unexpected news. Her husband’s ex-wife has been deemed an unfit mother, and custody of their eight-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam.
Going straight from honeymoon to motherhood—especially when she’s unsure she wants children—leaves the normally even-keeled Monica doubting herself at every turn. Yet in a place like Cedar Key, nobody goes it alone. With help from friends and relatives, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam begin to forge a close-knit family of their own—one that will need to be strong enough to withstand all the surprises set to unravel. . .

HOLIDAY MAGIC (anthology)
Terri DuLong and 3 others

Mistletoe, magic, twinkling lights, and stolen kisses. . . Experience all the wonders of the holiday season with these four irresistible stories...
A Cedar Key Christmas by Terri DuLong
Single mom Josie Sullivan is proud of her young daughter, Orli, for helping local fisherman Mr. Al restore his crumbling home. And when Mr. Al’s nephew, Ben, pays a visit, Josie realizes just how much Christmas magic one good deed can bring. . .
Also includes Holiday Magic by Fern MichaelsA Very Merry Christmas by Cathy Lamb and A Very Maui Christmas by Mary Carter

THE SHERIFF’S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE (Harlequin®American Romance® #1329)
Babies & Bachelors USA miniseries
Marie Ferrarella

The morning after Thanksgiving, Enrique “Rick” Santiago, the sheriff of Forever, Texas, opens his front door and discovers...a baby! Before he has a chance to say “who’s the mommy” big-city lawyer Olivia Blayne arrives to claim the adorable infant. She’s relieved to find her nephew safe, but is on a desperate search for her missing sister. Rick’s only too happy to help, even if he and Olivia instantly clash.
Olivia’s high-powered life is about responsibility—not laughter, love and holiday joy. But something about joining forces with Rick leads her to realize that there are more things missing from her life than her sister. And passion has its place—even if it is only temporary. After all, her time away from her job in Dallas can’t last forever.
Or can it? After all, Christmas is a wonderful time for surprises!

PAGES OF PASSION (Kimani Romance® #210)
Ladies of the Pen #2 miniseries
Dara Girard

His kisses are taking her beyond any love scene she’s ever written...
Noreen Webster is too smart—and jaded—to expect life to imitate art. In fact, the divorced romance novelist has just about given up on finding the man of her dreams. But when she’s asked to deliver a package to an anonymous person on a small Caribbean island, her imagination is sparked. And she’s more than a little intrigued by Michael Vaughn, the handsome stranger she meets on the cruise ship. Except this tall, dark and so-hot brother may not be who he seems...
One final mission, and Michael’s covert career is history. Now, Noreen could compromise his latest undercover gig. The last thing he wants to do is expose this sexy lady to danger. But will he lose her once she discovers who he really is? Or will their passionate love story have a happy ending after all?

A Nightcreature Novel #9
Lori Handeland

Tough-as-nails Alexandra Trevalyn does what most people can’t: She kills werewolves. Once part of an elite group of hunters, she’s going rogue these days, though no less determined to rid the world of bloodthirsty beasts...once and for all. That’s why Alex had no choice but to kill Julian Barlow's wife — and will have to pay the price. Julian’s brand of vengeance is downright devious, and now he’s turned Alex into a member of his pack. It’s only a matter of time before she falls under his spell. With the wild freedom of the wolf in her veins, Alex can’t deny that Julian wakes her most primal passions...and draws her that much closer to the moon’s call, where evil lies in wait.

‘TWAS THE NIGHT (Trade Paperback - reissue)
Sandra Hill and 2 others

A pilot, a P.I., and a football star.
A souped-up red bus...
Loaded with senior citizen Santas.
Three ladies, ducking mistletoe...
And the sexiest St. Nicks alive.
Talk about Christmas road trips!
Ho, ho, ho!
Originally published as HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS in October 2001.

A Novel of the Upyr
Emma Holly

For years, mercenary captain Christian Durand has done everything he can to protect his men from his power hungry father. When a beautiful ghost appears to offer comfort, he assumes the strain has finally pushed him over the edge. The specter claims she’s his friend from another life—a tale the cynical soldier finds difficult to believe.
Grace Gladwell has her own experience with abusive fathers. Thanks to an accident with hers, one moment she’s in 1950s America, the next, she’s in 1460, Switzerland, trying to convince a Medieval soldier that she’s neither a figment of his imagination or an imp from Hell.
These would be challenges enough without vampire queen Nim Wei setting her immortal sights on Christian. When she threatens to help his father destroy them all, Christian must choose between his darker urges and a love that spans centuries...

SNOWY NIGHT WITH A STRANGER (anthology reissue)
Sabrina Jeffries
Julia London and 1 other

Warm up on a winter’s night with three passionate love stories from three shining New York Times bestselling authors!
Sabrina Jeffries unlocks the heart of an embittered lord inWhen Sparks Fly....
When a coach accident strands heiress Elinor Bancroft at the home of the notorious Black Baron, she discovers the Christmas Day heartache that darkened his soul years ago—and her generous heart brings a festive air to his home and reawakens his spirit to love.
Julia London sends a debutante into the wintry Scottish wilds inSnowy Night with a Highlander....
Searching for her rakehell brother, an earl lying low in the wake of a scandalous affair, Fiona Haines is led by a rugged Highlander who obscures his scarred face. As they journey on, Fiona draws closer to her brave, enigmatic protector—but will fury or passion ignite when he reveals his identity?
Also includes a story by Jane Feather.
Originally published in November 2008.

Caridad Piñeiro

Dr. Liliana Carrera nearly lost her life to Wardwell scientists. She won’t let them harm other innocent victims, like her new patient, Jesse Bradford. The former pro athlete had the best hands in the NFL . . . until an injury forced him to undergo Wardwell’s experimental gene therapy. Now Jesse’s gorgeous body is superhuman—but his strength comes at a price.
With Wardwell threatening his family, Jesse can’t tell Liliana all he knows. Yet he can’t resist her compassion . . . or her healing, erotic touch. As their passion flares, Jesse’s body becomes dangerous and volatile. For evil men are plotting to change the face of humanity—and will destroy whoever stands in their way.

A Guardian Angelinos Novel #1
Roxanne St. Claire

The killer she can’t escape . . .
The heartbreak she can’t forget . . .
The one man who can stop them both.
When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won’t provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he’s equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life. Now, as they crack a conspiracy that leads to Boston’s darkest corners, Sam and Zach must face their fears, desires, and doubts, before a hired killer gets a second shot...

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (anthology reissue)
A Nightcreature Novel #3
Roxanne St. Claire and 3 others

A collection of heartwarming holiday stories from today's stars of passionate romance!
Roxanne St. Claire unwraps the thrills of Christmas in New York.Bullet Catcher fans will be delighted to read "You Can Count On Me" — the story of Lucy Sharpe's ambitious assistant who finally gets an opportunity to try her hand at field work, taking on the assignment as the bodyguard to the daughter of a former Russian spy. Christmas in New York gets very hot as a priceless Faberge egg is lost, a child is kidnapped and hearts are held ransom.
Also includes Christmas of the Red Chiefs by Linda Lael Miller,Once Upon a Christmas by Catherine Mulvany and Meltdownby Julie Leto.
Read an except (from 10/06 edition)
Originally published in October 2006.

PRIVATE AFFAIRS (Harlequin Blaze® #574)
Private Scandals #2 miniseries
Tori Carrington

Subject: Palmer DeVoe. Small-town boy turned successful—and still wildly hot—businessman. Conquering hero who returns to his hometown...and the one woman he never forgot!
Object: Penelope Weaver. Successful in her own right. And owner of a heart that only one man can truly claim....
Situation: Filled with overwhelming sexual tension...and hush-hush trysts that leave them both gasping for more! But you know that saying, you can’t go home again? It’s true!
Unexpected maneuver: Because Penelope has a secret—a big one! The kind that threatens to tear them apart forever. Unless Palmer is willing to give up everything for another chance at “what might have been”....

KADE (Trade Paperback)
Armed and Dangerous #3
Cheyenne McCray

After a bitter divorce, reporter Kelsey Nichols has erected a border around her heart too strong for any man to cross. She’s not ready for a relationship of any kind with any man. But when Kelsey meets Kade she can think of nothing but being in his powerful arms and in his bed.
Intelligence Agent Kade Owen is hot on the trail of a notorious smuggler when the sensual blonde reporter comes into his life. Once he gets a hold of Kelsey, nothing will stop Kade from winning her heart.

A Hook Runyon Mystery #2
Sheldon Russell

The Baldwin Insane Asylum in Barstow, Calif., has recently burned to the ground in an inferno that cost many inmates their lives and injured many others. Now, Hook Runyon has been put in charge of security for a train that is to transport the survivors, Dr. Baldwin, the head of the asylum, Dr. Helms, the taciturn attending doctor, and self-sacrificing nurse Andrea, to a new location in Oklahoma.
Hook hires a motley crew of World War II veterans to help and the group sets out for the new destination. But things go awry on the train. Several inmates and attendants are found dead, and Dr. Baldwin seems increasingly disoriented and incapable of running operations. With Andrea’s help, Hook begins investigating the suspicious deaths, and uncovers a trail of revenge that has been a long time in the planning . . .

A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery #4
Kaitlyn Dunnett

Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts? Normally Liss MacCrimmon, proprietor of Moosetookalook, Maine’s one and only Scottish Emporium, would say no. But that’s before one of them turns out to be murderous...
The bagpipes are blaring at The Spruces, Moosetookalook’s finest hotel, reopened just in time to host the Burns Night Supper, an annual celebration of Scotland’s beloved poet, Robert Burns. In the midst of the long Maine winter, the festivities are just the thing to give the hotel a much needed boost—and to bring fresh business to Liss’s shop.
But when the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society arrives on the scene, they bring more than a hunger for haggis and a passion for plaid. The quarrelsome group harbors their share of long held grudges, and the animosity only grows as the whiskey flows. Then a fierce blizzard hits, trapping everyone—angry Scotsmen, hapless hotel staff, and Liss herself—inside.
It’s a situation with all the makings for mayhem, and sure enough, it isn’t long before a body is discovered, face down in a storage room, covered in tartan—and blood.
Lucky for Liss, she’s got some good friends alongside her to help sort out the facts: local police officer Sherri Willett, and Dan Ruskin, the man who’s got Liss all tied up in Celtic knots. But they’ll have to work fast, before another body goes as cold as the snowstorm keeping them cooped up with a killer.

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