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Once Kissed (O’Brian Family, 1) – Cecy Robson
Once they shared a night of passion. Now a chance encounter forces them back together. In Cecy Robson’s O’Brien Family series debut—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—two total opposites find that the flames of desire are still smoldering.
Tough-as-steel cop Curran O’Brien is quickly rising through the ranks of the Philadelphia police department. But when his rookie partner is almost killed under his watch, Curran just wants to prove he still has what it takes to walk among Philly’s finest. So he’s pissed to be stuck on a cushy security assignment for the DA’s office . . . until he gets a good look at the sweet, straitlaced intern he’s supposed to protect—but not touch.
Tess Newart recognizes Curran instantly. How could she not? Back in college she tied this former frat boy to the bed with her argyle socks! That sizzling one-night stand was the only indiscretion Tess ever allowed herself. She has survived law school so far, despite being pushed to succeed by her overbearing father. Now that she’s interning on a major case against a ruthless crime boss, she won’t jeopardize her career by giving in to temptation again. She just never expected temptation to look so damn hot in uniform.
Tess knows her father has other plans for her, and they don’t include Curran. But soon she’s falling for him all over again. And when danger emerges, Curran will prove just how good a bad-boy cop can be.
Chapelwood (THe Borden Dispatches, 2) – Cherie Priest
From Cherie Priest, the award-winning author of Maplecroft, comes a new tale of Lizzie Borden’s continuing war against the cosmic horrors threatening humanity…
Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens.
This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life.
Unless she stops it…
The Dedious Dr. Jekill (Electric Empire, 2) – Viola Carr
Dr. Eliza Jekyll, heroine of the electrifying The Diabolical Miss Hyde—an edgy steampunk retelling of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—investigates a bizarre murder case in an alternate Victorian London while battling her treacherous secret half: Lizzie Hyde.
Solving the infamous Chopper case has helped crime scene physician Dr. Eliza Jekyll establish her fledgling career in the chauvinistic world of Victorian law enforcement. But the scrutiny that comes with her newfound fame is unwelcome for a woman with a diabolical secret. And there is the mercurial Royal Society agent and wolf man Remy Lafayette. Does he want to marry her, eat her, or burn her at the stake? Though Eliza is uncertain about Remy, her dark and jealous shadow self, Lizzie, wants to steal the magnetic and persistent agent, and usurp Eliza’s life.
It’s impossible to push Remy away when he tempts her with the one thing she can’t resist: a bizarre crime. The search for a bloodthirsty ritual torturer dubbed the Pentacle Killer draws them into a terrifying world of spies, art thieves, and evil alchemy, where the price of immortality is madness?or damnation—and only Lizzie’s dark ingenuity can help Eliza survive.
As Eliza and Remy race to thwart a foul conspiracy involving the sorcerous French, they must also overcome a sinister enemy who is all too close: the vengeful Lizzie, determined to dispose of Eliza for good.
Cavalier Vert (Cavalier Vert, 1) – Kristen Britain
Karigan G’ladheon, jeune fille éprise d’aventure, s’enfuit après avoir été exclue de son école pour avoir défié en duel le fils d’un gouverneur de province. Elle croise alors un Cavalier Vert, l’un des légendaires messagers du roi qui lui demande dans un dernier souffle de porter un message à son souverain. Sans même prendre connaissance de la missive, elle fait le serment de la remettre en mains propres, scellant ainsi son destin, car elle est soudain magiquement investie de la mission qu’elle vient d’accepter : devenir un Cavalier Vert. Dès lors, traquée par des assassins au service d’un mystérieux sorcier, Karigan ne peut compter que sur sa fidèle monture et les mystérieux pouvoirs qu’elle va se découvrir.
La Chevauchée Sauvage (Wild Riders, 1) – Jaci Burton
En testant la sécurité d’un musée, la détective Lily West ne s’attendait pas à tomber sur un cambrioleur, et encore moins sur Mac Canfield, le bad boy qui figure dans ses fantasmes depuis près de dix ans. Quand un tireur invisible tente d’abattre Lily et Mac à la sortie du musée, le voleur pousse la détective à enfourcher sa moto et se lance avec elle dans une course effrénée. Aux côtés de Mac, Lily va découvrir le gang des Wild Riders, bikers qui travaillent en secret pour le FBI. Leur mission : récupérer une éprouvette contenant un virus mortel…
La Vie Selon Nora – Linda Yellin
These steampunk type books always have such beautiful covers-it makes me wish I liked the genre so I can buy them all! I liked Cherie Priest’s vampire books and I am intrigued by the Lizzie Borden plot. Maybe I’ll give this a try at some point. Enjoy your books!
De belles réceptions ! 🙂
Les couvertures anglaises sont vraiment très jolies.
La Chevauchée Sauvage m’intrigue vraiment (bon le titre est un peu… niais quand même XD), pareil pour Smoking & Layette.
Bonnes lectures et bon weekend 🙂
Loving the covers of Chapelwood and The Devious Dr Jekyll.
Oh nice! I got Chapelwood too! Still need to read Maplecroft though! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!
My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!
Have a GREAT day!
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You got some amazing books this week, congrats! I’m so excited for Cecy’s new book!
Wow, what a haul! I also got Chapelwood, and by chance I’ve actually read the first book so I’m glad I can jump right in. I’m also excited to hear what you think of the Viola Carr book! I really want to read the first one 🙂
You got some great books. I definitely want the new Viola Carr book. I have heard good things about the Cherie Priest books.
Grace @ Books of Love
I got Robson, Carr, and Priest too! Happy weekend!
The Devious Dr. Jekyll definitely grabs my attention. I’d like to see how they play with the story and what routes they’d take.
So many pretties! I’m reading Chapelwood right now 🙂
Love the Chapelwood cover! Those books just sound awesome.
Oooh, I want to get Once Kissed. Have fun with your reads.
Wonderful selection – I, once again, find myself envious 🙂 Those covers are so pretty! Happy reading, mademoiselle 🙂
Tu as pris Smoking &Layettes , j’ai bien ri avec ce roman. Je te souhaite d’excellentes lectures.
Amazing haul, Melliane! Chapelwood especially caught my eyes, the cover is quite chilling, and the summary made me want to read th shotry.
I hope you’ll have a fabulous week ahead, and happy reading:
Wow. You got some great books. Happy reading 🙂
Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading
Oh tu as le nouveau roman de Cherist Priest?! La chance. 🙂 Je me demande si elle reste toujours dans le steampunk. The devious doctor Jekkil me tente bien car c’est du steampunk! Je lirais ton avis avec grand plaisir. Bonne lecture. 🙂
Ouep, je viens de finir le 1. C’est un mélange je pense, pas tant steampunk mais victorien oui0
Once Kissed sounds good. Hope that you enjoy and have a great upcoming week.
Yay Kristen Britain 🙂
Once Kissed is everywhere today! Happy reading, Melliane!