He finds the girl of his dreams…with the secret agent of his nightmares.
Alix Gordon is a woman who doesn’t take life too seriously. What’s the fun in that? So when she stumbles across occult software that can bring any computer image to life, she conjures up lots of awesome outfits and accessories. And then, on one drunken, horny night, she conjures up Sir Kendall, the sexy TV ad spy . . . who looks exactly like Paul Reinhardt, the super-sexy martial arts teacher who kicked her out of class three years ago.
Fighter Paul Reinhardt has good reason to hate Sir Kendall, the character he brought to life to land a part in a TV ad; he’d do anything to forget him. A cross country road trip seems just the thing . . . until Paul finds himself inexplicably drawn to Minnesota and is shocked to discover Sir Kendall – in the flesh – with the girl he’d once loved from afar. He barges into Alix and Sir Kendall’s love nest, determined to stop the madness – somehow.
But is superspy Sir Kendall transforming into something more dangerous anyone can imagine? And what will Sir Kendall do when Paul and Alix finally give into their mad lust for each other?
The Wish List (Time of Transition, 1) – Gabi Stevens
Kristin Montgomery is more than a little shocked when her aunts inform her they’re fairy godmothers. Worse, after dropping that bombshell they hand her a wand and head off on a world cruise. Now Kristin’s uncomplicated life as a CPA in San Diego has disappeared like magic and she not only has to deal with her burgeoning magical powers, but also a reluctant and distractingly sexy magical arbiter.
Tennyson Ritter is a historian. A scholar by choice, he is yanked from his studies to act as arbiter for the newly chosen fairy godmother. He doesn’t want to waste his time with a woman who doesn’t know anything about magic or the magical world, but soon the beguiling Kristin draws him away from his books and into her life.
But before Kristin can hone her skills and pass the tests necessary to fully claim her powers, she and Tennyson must work together to defend the world – both magical and human – against those that would claim her powers for their own.
Les péchés du Démon (Kara Gillian, 4) – Diana Rowland
The homicide beat in Louisiana isn’t just terrifying, it’s demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who’ve hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she’s in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.
Les gens tombent comme des mouches autour de Kara. Les victimes ont un point commun : elles lui ont toutes fait du mal par le passé. La jeune femme cherche désespérément à comprendre le mobile des crimes pour éviter d’en être accusée. Lorsqu’elle découvre que la magie des arcanes et le royaume des démons sont impliqués dans ces décès, c’est la sécurité des deux mondes qui est mise à mal. L’enquête prend alors une toute nouvelle dimension.
Une course contre la montre qui pourrait bien mener Kara droit en enfer.
Belladone (Nightshade, 1) – Michelle Rowen
Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires-until she was unwillingly injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to them. Now, tormented half-vampire Declan Reese wants her blood to destroy the undead kingdom. Unfortunately, the serum has also made her blood irresistible to all vampires-including Declan, whose desire for Jillian is more than mere hunger.
Pour Jillian Conrad, l’expression « être au mauvais endroit au mauvais moment » prend tout son sens. En effet, kidnappée par un assassin, elle se retrouve au beau milieu d’une guerre sans merci qui oppose les vampires à une organisation gouvernementale tentant de protéger l’humanité de ces monstres sanguinaires. Mais les apparences peuvent être trompeuses et son ravisseur, Declan, pourrait bien être son seul espoir.
Larguée et Recyclée (Ex Trophy Wives, 1) – Dakota Cassidy
She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.
Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin’ hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn’t that smart, funny girl he’s crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he’s wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she’s ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves…
C’est la débâcle pour Maxine Cambridge : cette future-ex-femme au foyer richissime, toujours tirée à quatre épingles, doit retourner vivre chez sa mère avec son adolescent de fils. Impossible de dégoter un emploi : même le fast-food du coin ne veut pas d’elle. Réduite à ramasser des déjections canines pour se faire un peu d’argent, elle est au fond du gouffre…
Et si un petit coup de pouce du destin, en la personne de son ancien copain de classe, le magnifique Campbell Barker, était justement ce qu’il lui fallait pour remonter la pente ?
Blood Bath & Beyond (Immortality Bites Mysteries, 1) – Michelle Rowen
Sarah Dearly is adjusting to life as a fledgling vampire, satisfying her cravings at vampire-friendly blood banks. But when her fiancé Thierry takes a job with the Ring—the secret council in charge of keeping vampires in line—Sarah’s about to get more than a taste of danger…
Being engaged to a centuries-old master vampire can be challenging—especially when he takes a job with the Ring. Thierry’s in for fifty years of nonstop travel and deadly risk. It’s enough to make any woman reconsider the wedding…any woman except Sarah, that is.
Traveling to Las Vegas for his first assignment, they encounter a child beauty pageant contestant from hell, as well as a vampire serial killer leaving victims drained of blood, potentially exposing the existence of vampires to the whole world. But when Thierry’s truly ancient history comes back to haunt him, and he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Sarah to clear his name before their immortal lives come to an end.
Darklands (Deadtown, 4) – Nancy Holzner
They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…
Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard’s Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers.
But Pryce isn’t alone. He’s conjured another, darker villain from Vicky’s past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she’ll have to face her own worst fear—in the realm of the dead itself.
Divergent (Divergent, 1) – Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series–dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
Cinq destins. Un seul choix.
Tris vit dans un monde post-apocalyptique où la société est divisée en cinq factions. À 16 ans, elle doit choisir sa nouvelle appartenance pour le reste de sa vie. Cas rarissime, son test d’aptitudes n’est pas concluant. Elle est divergente, elle est en danger de mort !
Iron Duke (Iron Seas, 1) – Meljean Brooks
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.
But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans-and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen, as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.
Angleterre, 1901. Les invasions de la Horde ont ruiné le pays. Nombreux sont ceux qui ont fui devant ce peuple barbare. D’autres restent et se battent. Comme Rhys Trahaearn, surnommé le duc de Fer, devenu un héros depuis qu’il a vaincu les forces ennemies. Alors que le pays se relève lentement, les ténèbres demeurent. Au côté de la sublime détective Mina Wentworth, le hors-la-loi enquête sur un meurtre des plus obscurs.
From Notting Hill with Love… Actually (Actually, 1) – Ali McNamara
Scarlett O’Brien is in love . . . with the movies. Utterly hooked on Hugh Grant, crazy about Richard Curtis, dying with lust for Johnny Depp, Scarlett spends her days with her head in the clouds and her nights with her hand in a huge tub of popcorn. Which is not exactly what her sensible, DIY-obsessed fiancé David has in mind for their future. So when Scarlett has the chance to house-sit an impossibly grand mansion in Notting Hill ? the setting of one of her all-time favourite movies ? she jumps at the chance to live out her film fantasies one last time. It’s just a shame that her new neighbour Sean is so irritating ? and so irritatingly handsome, too. As a chaotic comedy of her very own erupts around Scarlett, she begins to realise there’s more to life than seating plans and putting up shelves. What sort of happy ending does she really want? Will it be a case of Runaway Bride or Happily Ever After? The big white wedding looms, and Scarlett is running out of time to decide.
Moonshifted (Edie Spence, 2) – Cassie Alexander
After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…
With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew—a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist—Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away—even if getting involved makes her easy prey…
Sealed with the Curse (Weird Girls, 1) – Cecy Robson
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they’re products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren’t aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha’s family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.
Tempting is Hell – Cathy Yardley
When the temp agency sent free spirit Kate O’Hara to Fiendish Enterprises, a ginormous, soul-sucking conglomerate, she didn’t realize just how appropriate the term soul-sucking would be. On the plus side, she does get to meet the sexy, devil-may-care playboy CEO, Thomas Kestrel. She’s just not sure if he’s a good guy or a bad guy or just a hot guy.
Thomas Kestrel has a problem. Nine years ago, he signed over his soul to save the woman he loved…only to realize he’d been set up. Now, to save himself from damnation, he must find and kill the thirteen key signatories who signed their souls over to the same man he did. Which would be a lot easier if the cute redhead he has nothing in common with wasn’t distributing Ho-Ho’s to the demons wading through soul contracts, creating a riot with talk of labor codes and unionization. He’d fire her if not for the fact that Kate’s irresistibly attractive—or that she’s created a program that makes finding signatories easier.
In fact, it’s so successful, she’s already found one.
Someone sure had an awesome week 😀
Want want want. Though i got 3 of them
Ahhhh you see I had too many books this week, it’s terrific!
lucky you ^^ there are 2 or 3 i would like to have too
Awesome haul! You got some great books! =)
Sabina @ Delirious About Books
Ooh amazing haul!! Love Diana Rowland’s books although I still have to read the latest which is book 4!
Veronica Roth was great too! Loved Divergent and still have to read Insurgent!
Blood Bath and Beyond looks like a good read too! Haven’t read too much of Michelle Rowen, hope you enjoy those as well!
My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!
Have a GREAT weekend!
Old Follower 🙂
🙂 FANTASTIC haul this book!
Oh my goodness, I hadn’t heard about Blood Bath & Beyond! That’s definitely going on my to read list.
I haven’t read any of the Deadtown books, but I keep seeing them all the time at work. Maybe I’ll have to try them out.
Mr. Real also sounds really good.
I hope you enjoy!
Wow, that sure is a fantastic haul! I hope you manage to find time to read them all, happy reading! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking the Shelves you can do so here. 🙂
I still haven’t read Divergent but heard it’s great. Enjoy all your books.
I’m so glad the books arrived ok! Looks like you had a good week – plenty of book I want there as well – Mr Real and Moonshifted especially! 🙂
Yes a really big thank you Mel! I can’t wait to start them!
EEP, I hope you like Divergent! I thought it was really good.
Books of Amber
Awesome haul of books. Mr. Real looks like an awesome read.
Nice haul! Moon Shifted sounds really interesting, hope you enjoy! 🙂
Amazing haul, my dear! 🙂 The Iron Duke at last!!! Mr.Real! I am truly jealous, can’t wait to read new book from Carolyn! Enjoy all your reads, sweetheart!
What a spectacular week you’re having! Congrats on an amazing haul 😀 I’m off to check out some of these titles & I hope you’ll love Divergent as much as I did! Happy reading 🙂
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
Wow so many awesome books! I am going to spend some time here looking them all up! Love the covers! I hope you enjoy them all =)
Our StS for the week =)
I haven’t read Divergent yet, but want to.
Hope that you love it.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Wow! You got so many books this week! Mr. Real looks and sounds really interesting! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!
MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
What we got this week
Great haul! Insurgent, Blood Bath & Beyond, and Nightshade. I actually still need to read my copy of Insurgent but I love the Michelle Rowen books and hope you do to! Thanks for stopping by!
Loved Divergent and Insurgent, so I can say that you’re in for a good read there.
As a film fan, I do like the sound of From Notting Hill… With Love Actually.
Enjoy your reads.
Please check out my haul for this week at http://resolution-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/showcase-sundayletterbox-lovestacking_27.html
Great stack of books ladies!
Oh oh en voici un beau Stacking the Shelves!
Bon, comme toi, j’ai eu Belladone et Kara Gillian #4, par contre, je suis jalouse pour Mr. Real, Moonshifted et Weird girls #1 !!! Rahhhh… Deadtown, j’ai le premier volume, il faut que je m’y mette aussi car tu as l’air d’aimer si tu as le tome 4.
tu as vu ça… terrible. Deadtown, je n’ai pas tenté la série j’ai le 1 aussi mais le 4 m’a été envoyé par la publicist, donc je ne peux pas te dire. Bonne lecture! Les milady du coup c’est les premiers de mon partenariat. C’est cool!
Hip hip hip encore pour ton partenariat! Ca claque! lol. J’ai enfin attaqué Charley Davidson et j’adore! 😉
Quel beau Stacking the shelves !!! Belladone me fait très envie !!! bon dimanche 🙂
Waouwww, je suis toujours impressionnée par le nombre de livre que tu reçois. 😛
Divergent !! Tu ne vas pas le regretter, il est génial ! ♥
Sinon Belladone m’intrigue beaucoup, j’ai hâte de savoir ce que tu en penses. 🙂
Bonne lecture !
LOL là c’était vraiment beaucoup… mais c’est rare quand meme. 3 d’auteurs, 2 de maisons d’édition americaine, 3 de milady et 3 gagné + 1 acheté. lol j’en ai acheté qu’un quoi, ça monte tout seul. Oui curieuse de commencer Divergent du coup! merci!
Ouuuuh pinaise ! Plein de nouveaux livres !! Et plein dont j’adore les couv en plus héhéhé !
Bon tu le sais, Divergent !!!!!!!!! <3 Une tuerie, la meilleure dystopie que j'ai pu lire jusqu'à présent ^^
Sinon, Larguée et recyclée a l’air sympathique, les petits livres romantiques me font de l’oeil en ce moment ^^
Bisous bisous et bonnes lectures avec tout ça lol
mdr maintenant je pourrais enfin dire ce que je pense de Divergent! vaut mieux tard que jamais hein? merci!
beaucoup de choses en perspective, moi à part Divergent, c’est l’inconnu…
Bonne semaine et bonnes lectures Melliane (^-^)
Belladone me tente énormément. J’ai beaucoup aimé le tome 1 de Kara Gillian , j’ai le 2 à lire , j’espère qu’il est aussi bien. bonnes lectures
oui tous les Kara Gillian se valent bien, j’espere que la suite te plaira. merci!
Dis donc, c’est chargé en réceptions 🙂
Divergent est un livre excellent… le tome 2 m’attend dans ma PAL VO, va falloir que je trouve le temps de le dévorer =)
Bonne semaine et bonnes lectures !
Une belle semaine dis donc ^^ Bonnes lectures ^^
Belladone me fait juste TROP envie !!! Et Divergent est super, vivement le tome 2 🙂 En tout cas voilà une belle semaine ! Je te souhaite de bonnes lectures 🙂
Great haul! Enjoy reading 🙂
Que de belles lectures en perspective!
Je n’en ai lu aucun mais j’en connais certains de part leur réputation. En tout cas, tu as de quoi faire et pas mal de diversité.
Bonnes lectures 😉
Divergent 😀 Je l’ai acheté en VO moi aussi il n’y a pas longtemps 🙂 J’espère pouvoir le lire avant 2013 ^_^
Ouh là, que de l’anglais! Je ne me suis encore pas lancée dans cette aventure de la VO!! En tout cas, voilà une belle rentrée de livres!!
Je t’en souhaite une belle et bonne lecture!!
j’avoue cette semaine j’ai fait le plein, mais bon 3 en français quand meme. Ca varie comme ça. merci!
Belladone me tente vraiment, tout comme la saga Kara Gillian!
De superbes lectures en perspective!!!Bonne semaine!!!
0_0 Wow! What a stack of books to collect. Hope you love them all. And I’m curious as to your thoughts on Carolyn’s new book. 🙂 Have a great week dear.