"I would have given it a 10 but I didn't like the thirs story as much.
Miranda's Viking- Yesterday, Viking Warrior Rolf had been completely frozen. Today, all six feet seven inches of him hot to the touch-except for his ice cold heart- are sitting in scientist Miranda O'Shea's living room.
Kiss of the Shadow Man- After an "accident" Caitlin Rossi loses her memory giving her a second chance at winning the heart of her husband, Dylan. That is if she lives long enough. Everyone is a suspect even Dylan. My favorite story.
Out of this world marriage- Alien Janella escapes to earth to find Dr. Thomas Duffy. Except, he is no longer the boy she met one night ago. Thomas is determined to not care about people and he doesn't need a gorgeous but bossy alien who has decided she wants him complicating his life."
"Englishman Jack Fortescu, the duke of St. Jules, lost his sister in the Terror. Determined to take vengeance on Frederick Lacey, the man who betrayed her to the securité, Jack ruins him at cards, gaining his fortune after Lacey kills himself. With the estate, however, comes Lacey's 28-year-old half-sister Arabella, who's self-confident, blunt and wary of the intentions of the polished but arrogant duke. When he proposes a marriage of convenience, deciding that possessing his enemy's sister is his final revenge, Arabella's suspicions redouble. But she's without support in the world, and marriage would bring her into the London political circles she has always wished to join. While their marriage is more satisfying than either expects, the distrust on both sides and Jack's silence on his past create obstacles that only Arabella's emotional bravery can overcome."
"General Jennifer Napier is Jackie Porter's role model, so when Napier is in town autographing her latest book, Jackie gushes out her life story to her before rushing off to work. Returning to get a book signed, she sees something that sends her fleeing across the country to her foster mother's remote Idaho ranch and back to her real name, Pepper Prescott. At the ranch she finds Dan Graham, the son of a neighboring rancher who had won both her love and virginity when they were teenagers. He is ostensibly taking care of the ranch, but in reality he is serving as bait for a vicious international terrorist. Both Pepper and Dan are vulnerable characters with huge abandonment issues, but their mutual passion is blazing."
"Medieval London comes vividly to life in this fourth investigation by Hugh Corbett, chief clerk to England's Edward I. In January 1299, at High Mass with the king and other nobles, Walter de Montfort, the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, falls dead, poisoned. Edward, whose recent ill-received attempts to tax the church to raise funds for his wars against France and rebel Scots make him a suspect, orders Corbett to investigate. With the aid, and often hindrance, of his dissolute servant Ranulf, Corbett discovers that the victim owned a house of prostitution and served as the fence for a gang of outlaws. The clerk comes to suspect, however, that despite the Dean's criminal activities, he was not the intended victim. Finding the key to the mystery in the ritual of the mass, Corbett gets his answer after another murder, although he himself almost perishes. Like previous Corbett mysteries, this one is based on a true incident."
"It's 1931. Siblings Robert and Lily will inherit Grace And Favor "cottage" and the corresponding fortune only if they live in the mansion for 10 yrs from great-uncle Horatio. However, Horatio was murdered and the siblings are suspect. Then another corpse is found in their kitchen. The siblings become determined to clear themselves.
I liked this book. It wasn't boring as I thought it might be. It's easy to follow and you don't know who dunnit until almost the end."
"6th book in the tyler serie. Michae Youngthunder is a successful businessman. but he remains tormented by the Winnebago heritage he cannot leave behind. Renata Meyer loves Michael, but he comes from a world she knows nothin about. And Michael sees unable- or unwilling- to help her bridge the gap.
"Constance Duncan and her two sisters are trying to manage household funds as their father's spendthrift ways threaten their late-nineteenth-century social status. In order to make money, the sisters secretly write a newspaper and start a matchmaking service for wealthy Londoners. Constance uses the gossipy newspaper as a forum for her suffragette cause, attracting the attention of Max Ensor, a newly elected member of Parliament. He has antiquated ideas about women, and suspects that Constance is involved with the women's movement. He hopes to use her as entree to the group, while Constance sees him as someone she can sway and use to support her cause. What neither of them counts on is the immediate and very physical attraction between them."
"If life was fair and simple, Stephen Kirton would be happily married to a respectable lady. However, as far as Stephen is concerned life is unreasonable and complex so he knows his dream will never happen, as Polite Society will never accept a person born on the wrong side of the sheets let alone his commerce with the "lower classes". Instead, he seeks a night of revelry at the hedonistic Ormstead Park where he is shocked to see Annabelle Winston, whom he knows from his youth.
Stephen and Annabelle fall into each others' arms when they are nothing short of "foxed." Both have been jilted and are looking for what love really means. When they wake the next morning, compromised in reputation, if not in fact, and feeling the worse for wear, the chase begins with each trying to save the other from him or herself. Reavers, poison, and a series of delightful card games where the lovers play for stakes much higher than money, are barriers to their final bliss"
"From the back:
A long weekend in the Poconos in cut short when FBI agents Sherlock and Savich are helicoptered back to D.C. to lead the investigation in to the brutal murder of a Supreme Court Justice.
Savich allows Callie Markham, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post, to partner with local metro police liaison Ben Raven since she's got the inside track-she's the stepdaughter of the murdered Justice.
Is the murder a terrorist act? Or is it something more personal? Within twenty four hours there's another murder with the same M.O."
"In this anthology there are eight stories that give a different spin on the subject of abuse. In the title story, penned by Zane, a young girl persuades her mother to leave an abusive man but things don't go as planned; J.L Woodson's "God Answers Prayer" deals with a young boy fighting for his life in the hospital after being placed there by a parent, and the recognition of abused men by Shonda Cheekes in "Silent Suffering" was a much needed perspective.
"The Grindstone" by Nane Quartay, in which a young boy witnesses a particularly gruesome murder and has no idea of how it will affect his life, "The Break of Dawn" by Collen Dixon which has an unforeseen twist that gave this reader pause and "The Stranger" by Tracy Thompson-Price who gives us a total new look at a victim's breaking point"
"Lady Saura of Roget is breathtakenly beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, and living a live of servitude to the unscrupulous stepfather who controls her life. She is also blind. She has been summoned to the castle of William of Miraval by his father Lord Peter. The great warrior had been struck down in battle but now is blind. Under the guise of housekeeper, she must teach him how to deal with his affliction."
"Crusader Guy de Warenne flees his Syrian prison and rescues Leila, "the slave girl" who had saved his life. Leila is english, kidnapped in infancy, schooled in medicine and trained in the sensual delights of the harem. She considers Guy a barbarian who ravaged her homeland and carried her off for his own purposes."
"A no-nonsense geologist who doesn't believe in superstitions falling in love with an adorable young psychic named Rainbow Moonglow.
Rainbow has a special talent for sensing the unknowing. And when she is called into look at a haunted building where many senior citizens live, she doesn't know what she is getting herself into. Jake Carpenter is too logical and scientific for words. When he is voted president of the association and 'stuck' with Rainbow and a haunted building, little does he know the fun is just beginning.
Rainbow, you see, was born in a commune in the 1970s; her mother was into free love and doesn't know who the father was, but is still strict with her grown daughters'morals. And its a tossup who has the craziest uncle, Rainbow or her beau.
The minor characters are a scream: the red-haired psychic/mother who wears purple because her spirit guide told her to; the retired Colonel who believes his military training can handle anything, including ectoplasm; the flirty ex-CIA agent with his goofy T-shirts; minor league mobsters; grandmothers who are hell on wheels on their motorbikes; playful spooks who play tricks on the living; and an assortment of colorful, crazy retirees in the Florida condo community."
"I thought the premise was interesting but the book did not really hold me for some reason. I always thought the mother and stepsisters must have felt threatened by Cinderella more than anything since she was prettier and the true heiress. The book makes one more sympathetic toward them as you see some of their hardships. This is a library copy. It has a little stain on the free edge of the pages but it does not affect reading."
"An eligible bachelor is invited by an aunt to possibly buy the home of her four nieces. Her nieces parents died years before in a plane crash and now the white elephant of a home is slowly becoming a burden none of them can afford. Aunt Coco has invited Trent St. James to the house for a few days. He is interested in possibly acquiring the property and house for his conglomerate, but Aunt Coco also has another type of merger in mind with four eligible nieces. What Trent and one of the sisters, Catherine doesn't expect though is to fall in love."