19 Oct '14

Top Picks Preview 19th Oct : Releases from Darynda Jones, Vivian Arend, Jess Dee & Samanthe Beck

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Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post we highlight the books that we want to read that are released this week. They are books on our TR pile.

Some very hot releases this week! I can’t wait to read some of them 🙂

This weeks Top Picks are….

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Status on TR list :  I need this book. I need this book yesterday *grabby-hands*

Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. But all of that combined barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments—and a few distressing prophesies—have forced her to become a responsible adult. Exactly the kind of adult she’s never aspired to be. To conquer such a monumental task, she’s decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can’t even keep a goldfish alive?

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

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Status on TR List : I need this book too … shoot, this is a busy week! It is to be bought ASAP!

Second chances are the sweetest—and the hottest.

It took a spectacularly embarrassing break-up to knock Steve Moonshine Coleman off his lazy butt. In the ten months since that night, he’s changed his ways. Now that Melody’s back in town, it’s time for this sweet-talking cowboy to convince her to get back in the saddle with him.

A return to her veterinary position in Rocky Mountain House was always in the cards for Melody Langley. Getting back together with Steve? Never part of the plan. He had lots of potential but zero ambition, and there’s no way she’ll accept anything less than a man who can keep up with her, in and out of bed.

But the new-and-improved cowboy is impossible to resist, so Melody issues a challenge. Three months to prove he’s reformed. Three months of Steve orchestrating one sexual indulgence after another—‪wicked distractions from the old boys’ club Melody faces at work and Steve’s growing responsibilities‬.

He’s got one shot to prove with more than words what’s in his heart and soul.

Warning: Fifty percent less angst, twice as much filthy-talking, dirty-daring cowboy. Get ready for a whole lot of make-your-knees-weak wooing from a man intent on proving he’s got what it takes, and the woman ready to push him way past his limits.

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Status on TR List : I have read this book and I liked it!

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’ll show this good girl the thrill of being bad… Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she’s determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick’s sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please.
Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley’s seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won’t let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he’s started a blaze that’s completely beyond his control…

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Status on TR List : I love Jess Dee. Her stuff is always hot, sexy and fun

Two men, one woman and a whole menu of opportunities.

Sunday Night Dinner Club, Book 1

When Spencer Allen arranges an impromptu date with Chelsea Holden, the beautiful restaurant owner he’s lusted after for months, he discovers an unexpected obstacle in his quest for true love—his best mate.

Levi Barret’s always been reluctant to give his heart to one woman, until Chelsea catches his attention. Now he’s finding it difficult to think of anyone else.

Levi’s interest in Chelsea could spell the end of a lifelong friendship…or the beginning of a whole new relationship.

Warning: Be sure to keep a safe distance from the oven. When things heat up in this kitchen, sparks are going to fly.

(This novella is 25 000 words in length. It can also be found as a part of the Down and Dirty box set and is intended for mature audiences 18yrs+)

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Status on TR List : These two authors writing together create amazingly emotional and sexy works. This series is fantastic

The deepest falls aren’t always the hardest.

Darkness has crept into Sterling Compton’s charmed life, relentlessly stealing what’s left of her grandmother’s memories. When she happens upon a compelling stranger leaning against a broken-down pickup in the middle of nowhere, grief and a gut-deep attraction spur her to take that too-safe life by the horns.

From the instant Sterling emerges from her Jeep, Viho is drawn to her carefree spirit. Her innocent offer of a ride turns into the ride of his life in his truck bed—and he forgets why he meant to avoid Compton Pass at all costs.

He should have known that karma was waiting to laugh in his face. Especially when Viho figures out Sterling’s father is the one who stood between him and the man he should have called “father”.

Yet it’s tough to hate someone who offers him a job. Especially when he and Sterling realize there’s a living tie on the way that will bind Viho to her family forever—if he can convince her she’s much more to him than an obligation.

Warning: Sometimes it’s hard to let go, but every story has an ending. This one has a Native American hero with a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming and a vulnerable heroine who has a gift for polishing up diamonds in the rough. Some scenes may tug heartstrings so hard it’ll hurt, but the oh-my-god orgasms make up for it.

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Status on TR List : I love this authors work but have never tried her entangled stuff. It’s on the list!

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’ll complicate his plans in the naughtiest ways… I guess I’m not in Paris anymore.

Emily Gardner has returned to her hometown in Kansas to collect her things after her mother’s death. But the moment she steps back into the town, it’s like the past has swallowed her up. Memories of her wild and reckless teenaged years. Of her father’s disappointment. But it’s her childhood crush who wakens something even deeper in Emily…

Mitch Taylor believes in having a Plan. His life, his business―all neat and orderly. But with Emily’s return comes a whirlwind of feelings and temptations. Risk. Longing. And ultimately, a desire so strong that Mitch can’t help but succumb to it. But Emily won’t be tied down. Not to anything or anyone. And with one night of forbidden, sensual delight, all of Mitch’s careful control will come completely undone…

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Status on TR List : The first in this series was a surprise find for me and I loved it. This one is definitely on the list but it is unavailable in the UK 🙁

War continues to rage between two factions of Atlantis’s refugee survivors, the Seers and the Mendukati. Stone Singer Faith Karaluros is one of the last of her kind, and her power is so rare and valuable that everyone wants to use her to further their own ends.

After the death of her manipulative husband, Faith comes to the attention of the powerful Montana family—particularly the injured eldest son, Darius, a talented empath who soon falls in love with her.

The Montanas have one Stone of Ekhia and want Faith to unlock its secrets, and they can provide her with the thing she needs most: enough money to start a new life.

When the Mendukati pursue her, they run up against the strength of Darius’s newfound love and desire to keep Faith safe.

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Buy Links : Amazon UK | Amazon US | B & N

Status on TR List : I really enjoy Eden’s stuff, and this series, but I am a little bit behind. It is on the list

The penalty for his crimes is pain…and pleasure.

Midnight Playground, Book 5

Madrid, 2069

He is Rogue.

He has known no other life, no other name. Turned at the tender age of nineteen on the dark streets of London, he wanders Europe, angry and rebellious, haunted by the crime that has followed him for over a century. Always alone.

He is Ramsey.

Member of the Vampire Council, all he has are his memories of dazzling grief and unrelenting pain—his only respite is blood and sex. Until a young rogue vampire poaches in his territory…

Inexorably drawn to each other, the head of Madrid’s Midnight Playground and the rebel from nowhere will find passion in each other’s arms—and discover a dangerous secret that could irrevocably change both their worlds.

This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Warning: Savage m/m vampire sex. Fangs and viciousness. The infamous, alluring, and dangerous Capture Gardens. Did we mention hot, kinky vampire sex? Take a breath and enter if you dare!

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4 Responses to “Top Picks Preview 19th Oct : Releases from Darynda Jones, Vivian Arend, Jess Dee & Samanthe Beck”

  1. I was really looking forward to Seventh Grave, and had even preordered it. But when I took a second look at the cost I balked. The Kindle version is over $11 US, and that threw me into reverse. Too pricey for me.

    • I actually saw that when I was doing the post and was astounded. I love the series, and the price has not increased for UK readers, but I’m not sure I would pay that for it either without seeing if it went down.

      • Put it in your wish list and check your list daily for price drops. Sometimes they have one day price drops on some books.

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