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Bring these four authors together and it's sure to ignite a spark...
Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators.
Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover.
Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman.
Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom.*Blurb from Goodreads*
A dangerous demon she can't resist...
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he's pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A maddening witch he aches to claim...
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
Trapped together in a savage prison...
For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?*Blurb from Goodreads*
Pia was your typical popular girl in high school – she made friends easily, cheered on the squad, and had her share of dates with the school jocks. But she’s always had a hard time committing to something, or someone.
So when her best friend Crystal succumbs to cancer, Pia is devastated, but also shocked by the inheritance her friend has left her – her frozen embryos! Pia’s in a quandary. It’s not like she can just throw them away. But is she really capable of being responsible for another human being?
For once, Pia throws caution to the wind and decides to embrace Crystal’s legacy. But as she struggles with her decision, another complication arises that Pia is totally unprepared for. She finally meets the man of her dreams…and her life becomes more confusing than she ever thought possible.*Blurb from Goodreads*
First in a new series about some hard-riding rodeo cowboys...and the women who can rein them in.
Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man.
So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.
She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life...*Blurb from Goodreads*
Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.
Normal is so overrated.*Blurb taken from Goodreads*
As a teenager, Taige Branch was able to do things with her psychic gift that others couldn’t understand—except for Cullen Morgan, the boy her stole her heart. He did his best to accept her abilities, until his mother was brutally murdered—and he couldn’t forgive Taige for not preventing her death.
Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan has never forgotten Taige. But what brings her back into his life is another tragic event. His beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIED
Working together against the clock, Cullen and Taige can’t help but wonder whether—if they find his daughter in time—it isn’t too late for the overpowering love that still burns between them…
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.
One happily-ever-after rocking chair…*Blurb taken from Goodreads*
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…
Karl Vance... mafia hit man, vampire. The criminal underworld just got a whole lot darker.
Business has never been better for mafia hit man Karl Vance. After the Ricardi crime family declares war on the rival Lucattis, Boston is awash in blood. And Vance has a certain fondness for blood. He's a master vampire, one of the most powerful of his kind. Having sworn to never again feed on the blood of innocents, Karl preys instead on Boston's criminal underworld, which makes him a valuable asset to those who deal in death.
But things change when he's hired to assist Maria Ricardi, the headstrong princess of the Ricardi family. Her relentless drive to control Boston draws the attention of the Lucatti's newest and most dangerous asset — Alejandro Delgado, Vance's centuries-old nemesis. Delgado finds the perfect kink in his enemy's armor — Vance's fondness for Maria Ricardi — and sets out to enslave her with his unnatural kiss. Can Vance save Maria from Delgado's control, and from the growing hunger within herself? Or will Delgado use her as a weapon against her own family and finally settle the score against Karl Vance?
One thing is certain. The Boston night will never be the same.
This challenge is hosted by A Writer’s Dream
Timeline: January 1, 2010 through December 3, 2010
Challenge: The Venus – 25 SFR books
-You can add books you’ve already read this year to help toward the overall goal
-No need to select the books ahead of time
I am a little hesitant to start a new challenge in the middle of the year, but Science Fiction Romance books have become one of my new favorite genres. I like the freedom of being able to read any SFR book I want, when I want to, and not be required to review it. (since I’ve already read a bunch so far this year!)
While 25 books may have been a little ambitious, I have high hopes of completing this challenge. Check back to this post to see my progress and get links to any reviews I post along the way.
1. Hunters by Lindsey Bayer and Michelle Marquis – Review here
2. Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch – Review here
3. Undercover (Federation Chronicles #1) by Lauren Dane
4. Wild Within by Mima
5. In Enemy Hands by KS Augustin - Review here
6. Gabriel's Ghost (Dock Five Universe #1) by Linnea Sinclair
7. The Accidential Goddess by Linnea Sinclair
8. Gambit by Kim Knox - Review here
9. Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy - Review here
10. The Starlight Rite by Cherise Sinclair
11. Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles #1) by Joss Ware
12. Alien Tango by Gini Koch - Review here
13. Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair
14. Shades of Dark (Dock Five Universe #2) by Linnea Sinclair
15. Hope's Folly (Dock Five Universe #3) by Linnea Sinclair
16. Embrace the Night (Envy Chronicles #2) by Joss Ware
17. Abandon the Night (Envy Chronicles #3) by Joss Ware
18. Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews (re-read, totally love it!)
19. Born of Night (The League #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
20. Born of Fire (The League #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
21. Born of Ice (The League #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
22. Fire and Ice (The League #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
23. Warlord by Angela Knight
24. Relentless (Federation Chronicles #2) by Lauren Dane
25. Slave (Cat Star Chronicles #1) By Cheryl Brooks