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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye, Bk 1)
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye, Bk 1)
Author: Victoria Laurie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 543
Review Date: 4/13/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I thought it was cute!! First in new series:

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.


After the Night
After the Night
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 261
Review Date: 4/11/2006


From the back cover:

Faith Devlin: a poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel.

Gray Rouillard: even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott--and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.


Almost Perfect (McCloud Brothers)
Almost Perfect (McCloud Brothers)
Author: Patricia Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 33
Review Date: 4/13/2006


From back cover:

Celebrated cartoonist Jared McCloud is plumb out of laughs. So he rents a secluded beach house for the fall to unblock his creative juices--and ends up falling for the reluctant landlady whose beautiful green-eyed glare reads like a "No Trespassing" sign against the world.

Cleo Alyssum isn't exactly a recluse, though living on an island and avoiding people aren't the actions of a social butterfly. Cleo simply has more important things to do than to chat with the sexy, artistic, impossibly bullheaded hunk living in her guest house. Yet somehow Jared and his devilish charm inch their way into her life, reaching the warm places her cold exterior cleverly hides. Will Cleo open her heart to a man who falls short of her expectations? After all, it wasn't her intention to fall for someone who is almost perfect...


An Angel in Stone (Bone Hunters, Bk 1) (Silhouette Bombshell, No 48)
Review Date: 12/10/2006


Bone Hunters series #1 with Raine Ashaway


The Babe Magnet
The Babe Magnet
Author: Robin Wells
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 56
Review Date: 4/30/2006


Really cute!

The Bachelor: Holt Landen was in trouble. He'd been left a six-month-old child he never knew he had, and while he'd attracted plenty of babes in the past, they were always the kind in high heels and garters. Diapers were disturbingly new, and they called for a plan.
The Bride: Stevie Stedquest had a problem, too. She dispensed parenting advice on a radio talk show, but she didn't have kids. And thought she wanted a child of her own, Mr. Right was nowhere on the horizon--only commitment-phobes and womanizers.
The Babe: Baby Isabelle needed a mother in the worst way. A temporary marriage between her newfound father and Stevie would solve the problem, but they seemed terribly mismatched. Fortunately, Isabelle had two aces up her diaper: opposites attract, and her daddy wasn't the only babe magnet in the family.


The Bachelor List (Duncan Sisters, Bk 1)
The Bachelor List (Duncan Sisters, Bk 1)
Author: Jane Feather
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 253
Review Date: 5/3/2006


In this exhilarating new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather, a trio of spirited sisters secretly run a thriving matchmaking service. But these three good catches of impeccable pedigree have little interest in matrimony themselvesuntil, one by one, they meet their matches.

Constance Duncan may be the eldest of three sisters, but she has more important things on her mind than finding a husbandfor herself, at any rate. Through the Personals services of her popular newspaper, The Mayfair Lady, Constance connects lonely hearts. But her own heart lies in her work, and nothing will distract her from ituntil she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a man of disastrously different views. Max Ensor is a politician whose outmoded attitudes outrage hereven as his powerful presence intrigues her. Clearly there is only one thing to do with such an exasperating man: convert him! Little does Constance know that Max has the same plan in mind for her.... What follows is a fiercely passionate duel in which two headstrong people discover that, differences or not, sometimes one gender cannotwill notdo without the other.


Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon Rising
Author: Katherine Sutcliffe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 65
Review Date: 4/11/2006
Helpful Score: 2


From the back cover:

Once, J.D. Damascus had a wife and two children who were the light of his life. He was the most feared assistant district attorney in New Orleans. Now, four years later, he's a man on the verge of a breakdown. A down-and-out lawyer barely scraping by since the vicious slaying of his family by the notorious French Quarter killer. Damascus is certain that the wrong man was convicted and executed for his family's deaths. And his fears come to pass when the French Quarter killer returns, and a new killing spree begins.

Holly Jones escaped the dangerous red-light district, but her best friend wasn't so lucky. When Holly hears that the French Quarter killer is alive and again prowling the streets, she risks her life to save her friend from becoming his next victim. Confronted by a police department intent on keeping the serial killer's resurrection from becoming public knowledge, Holly is forced to turn to Damascus for help.


Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, Bk 1)
Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, Bk 1)
Author: Michelle Rowen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 424
Review Date: 4/13/2006


Cute and funny like MaryJanice Davidson books.

Blind dates can be bad, but Sarah Dearly's date is a true contender for worst ever. His neck nibbling didn't just leave a bruise; it turns her into a vampire, and the newest target for a pack of zealot vampire hunters. With her date now their latest victim, Sarah runs for her immortal life--straight into Thierry de Bennicoeur, a master vampire who is just a wee bit suicidal. Thierry can't resist a damsel in distress and agrees to teach Sarah how to live the vampire life if she'll help him end his own. But as it turns out, Sarah may be his best reason for living. Bitten & Smitten is a study in contrasts: frothy chick-lit wrapped around a grittier reality and a flip side featuring a modern heroine paired with a Brontean hero. And Rowen makes it all work together beautifully. Let us welcome this fresh voice to the genre. Nina Davis
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Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Bk 1)
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Bk 1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 667
Review Date: 4/22/2006


First in new werewolf series.

Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman. She lives with hte architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf....


Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/11/2006


Book Two of the Garden Trilogy. From inside review:

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night...

At forty-seven, Rosalind Harper is a woman whose experiences have made her strong enough to bend without breaking--and weather any storm. A widow with three grown sons, she survived a disastrous second marriage and built her In the Garden nursery from the ground up. Through the years, In the Garden has become more than just a thriving business--it is a symbol of hope and independence to Roz, and the two women she shared it with. Newlywed Stella and new mother Hayley are the sisters of her heart, and together, the three of them are the future of In the Garden.

But now the future is under attack, and Roz knows they can't fight this battle alone. Hired to investigate Roz's Harper ancestors, Dr. Mitchell Carnegie finds himself just as intrigued with Roz herself. And as they begin to unravel the puzzle of the Harper Bride's identity, Roz is shocked to find herself falling for the fascinating genealogist. Now it is a desperate race to discover the truth before the unpredictable apparition lashes out at the one woman who can help her rest in peace...


Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, Bk 3)
Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, Bk 3)
Author: Eileen Wilks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 183
Review Date: 3/11/2007


3rd book in Lily Yu series.


Blue Moon (Harlequin Superromance, No 383)
Blue Moon (Harlequin Superromance, No 383)
Author: Dawn Stewardson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 4/25/2006


Time travel...

The year is 1862.

Prospectors swarm over the Sierra Nevada, hunting for gold, desperadoes roam the range, and the Indians are on the warpath.

Dr. Henry Lockhart is so busy setting broken bones that he hasn't any time for women. Just as well. There's hardly a woman worth thinking about in the entire Nevada Territory.

Then Erica James appears out of nowhere. Erica is...different. She wears running shoes, totes around a contraption she calls a "video camera" and shays she's from the future. From 1989, to be exact...


Body and Soul
Body and Soul
Author: Susan Krinard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 4/13/2006


From back cover:

Jesse Copeland, an expert in mountain rescues, has returned to Manzanita after years in the Peace Corps. Despite an indomitable courage that sent her rappelling down cliffs, she is haunted by the nightmares and shadowy half-memories surrounding her mother's mysterious death. Now she is determined to find out if her mother's "accident" was murder. What she finds instead is a man as transparent as air--sensual, muscular, his blue eyes burning into hers as she cries out one word from a place deep within her: David.

David Ventris, Lord Ashthorpe, late of His Majesty's Light Dragoons, is, simply put, a ghost. He's waited two centuries to be called back to earth by the worman he wronged. He knew her as "Sophie," a wondrous lady who sparked a passion so blazing that time could not dim the flames. Now he is being given the chance to guard her from danger and get back his soul--if only she will believe him real and not madness. If only she will love him enought to create a miracle...and give him life again.


Born to Be BAD: One BAD Night / BAD to the Bone / 'Captivated' By You (Bureau of American Defense)
Review Date: 8/22/2006


Yummy!!!


Bourbon Street Blues (Hotel Marchand, Bk 5)
Bourbon Street Blues (Hotel Marchand, Bk 5)
Author: Maureen Child
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 12/10/2006


Hotel Marchand #5 - jazz singer Holly Carlyle's story


The Bride Hunt (Matchmaker, Bk 2)
The Bride Hunt (Matchmaker, Bk 2)
Author: Jane Feather
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/3/2006


Hailed for her captivating blend of romance and sensuality, New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has enchanted readers and critics alike. In this second book in her dazzling new trilogy, Constance, Prudence, and Chastity Duncan, Londons most charming young matchmakers, are faced with a ruinous lawsuitand its up to the brainy, beautiful middle sister to extricate them.

No sooner had the Duncan sisters Personals service turned a profit than their controversial newspaper, The Mayfair Lady, offended a powerful earlwho is now determined to ruin them with a lawsuit. In dire need of counsel, the women turn to Englands most-sought-after young barrister.

Sir Gideon Malvern is notorious for his aggressive styleand his love of a challenge. Spirited Prudence, with her beauty unsuccessfully hidden behind spectacles and frumpy clothes, provides him with exactly that. But how in the world will the Duncan sisters be able to afford Gideons fee? Prudence proposes a barter: Gideon defends their case; they find him a bride. Its an exchange of services even this most cynical, single barrister cant refuse.


Carved in Stone (Les Gargouillen, Bk 1)
Carved in Stone (Les Gargouillen, Bk 1)
Author: Vickie Taylor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 146
Review Date: 6/7/2006


Now a story about Gargoyles that makes you sympathetic to their plight... LOL, I thought it was cute.


The Christmas Wish (Zebra Regency Romance)
The Christmas Wish (Zebra Regency Romance)
Author: Debbie Raleigh
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 4/22/2006


From the back cover:

Sarah, Emma, and Rachel Cresswell are known throughout London as the Devil's Daughters--and rejected by the ton because of it. But like their charming rascal of a father, the Devilish Dandy, nothing can crush the spirits of these three idomitable sisters...And nothing can stand in the way of their hearts' desires...

This is Sarah's story...


Clay (Louisiana Gentlemen, Bk 4)
Clay (Louisiana Gentlemen, Bk 4)
Author: Jennifer Blake
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 57
Review Date: 6/12/2006


4th in Louisiana Gentlemen series


Damage Control (Hotel Marchand, Bk 4)
Damage Control (Hotel Marchand, Bk 4)
Author: Kristi Gold
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 19
Review Date: 12/10/2006


4th in series - Renee Marchand's story


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