Reviewed by: Ms. Bliss

Under Her Brass Corset
by Brenda Williamson

Published February 27, 2012 by Carina Press

Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch's life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she's on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her...

Jasper may be immortal, but he hasn't truly lived in years. Having secretly watched over Abigail as a favor to her notorious grandfather, he can't resist arranging a "chance" meeting with the beauty. But he has an ulterior motive: to retrieve the mystical Crystal Compass hidden in her house before it falls into the wrong hands. He never imagines he'll be tempted to love again...

When Abigail learns the truth, she and Jasper embark on a journey that will change both of their lives—and possibly the world...

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Tundra 37
by Aubrie Dionne

Published February 7, 2012 by Entangled Publishing

Gemme is a hi-tech matchmaker who pairs the next generation of Lifers aboard the Expedition, a deep space transport vessel destined for Paradise 18. When the identity of her lifemate pops up on her screen, she's shocked that he's the achingly gorgeous and highly sought after Lieutenant Miles Brentwood, a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer's memory. Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever. With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.

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Reviewed by: Book Addict

Second Grave on the Left
by Darynda Jones

Published August 16, 2011 by St. Martin's Press

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously?

After dragging Charley out the door and trying unsuccessfully to stuff her into a trunk—mostly ‘cause Charley pitches a fit—Cookie finally explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. After a brief investigation, Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. They head to the parking lot only to be accosted by a frantic husband with a gun. After some soothing words and a few deep breathing exercises, the husband, aka Warren Jacobs, hires Charley to find his wife. He explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?

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Magic to the Bone
by Devon Monk

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Published November 4, 2008 by Roc

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Living in a world full of magic isn't easy. As a Hound, it's Allison Beckstrom's job to track down those who Offload. You see, in this world magic has a cost. It could be as simple as the flu or as detrimental as losing a memory. There are those who don't want to pay the price for magic and it's Allie's job to find them.

Hounding a little boy who is dying from a magic Offload, Allie finds her estranged father's magic signature. They haven't seen each other for years and she would rather live day-to-day than accept her family legacy. Angered into confronting him, Allie has no idea of the intricate webs she is about to be tangled in.

Unsure of who to trust and where to turn next, Allie will find out things about herself she never knew possible. Dangerous things that will her a target.

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Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

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Published June 7, 2011 by Signet Select

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Cassandra Palmer, the world's chief clairvoyant, doesn't get a lot of downtime. Being Pythia means being on call 24/7, especially with her coronation just weeks away. Between struggling with her new powers and wading through the complicated mess that is her relationship with Mircea, she really has no time to mess with would-be assassins who want to get her out of the picture. Even if that means making sure she's never born.
 
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Afterlight by Elle Jasper

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Published November 2, 2010 by NAL/Signet-Eclipse

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Afterlight, the first book in Elle Jasper's Dark Ink Chronicles series, is about tattoo artist Riley Poe. She owns and operates Inksomnia Tattoo in downtown Savannah. Orphaned, she cares for her fifteen year old brother. But when Seth is taken by a cult of old vampires, Riley gets a fast and furious tutorial of all things that go bump in the night. Her teacher and ally is the vampire Eli Dupre. Together they will save not only her brother, but the city of Savannah, from a bloodthirsty evil lurking in the dark.

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Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep

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Published April 26, 2011 by Pocket Books

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Tangled Threads picks up where  Venom  left off. Gin Blanco is still trying to make her relationship with Owen Grayson work. She has to continually fight the fear that he will 'wake up', realize who she really is, and leave. For his part, Owen has to continue to reassure her that he is in it for the long haul. Meanwhile, the Spider has declared war on the town Fire Elemental and is leaving her sign on dead minions all over town. Gin's baby sister Bria, a detective, is looking for the murderer and is unaware that Gin Blanco is really her big sister Genevieve Snow. Mab Monroe has hired a dangerous, deadly Electrical Elemental to take out the Spider. Will Gin be able to deal with her emotions where Owen is concerned? Will she find the guts to tell Bria who she really is? Will her Stone and Ice magic be enough to take out Mab once and for all?

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