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Dark WithinTitle:  Dark Within
Series:  Mythical Knights #1
Author:  Candice Gilmer
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  October 6, 2015
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

There was a time Marissa van Dyke loved Halloween. Then tragedy struck. Now the sight of a jack-o-lantern only reminds her of what she’s lost. In fact, she’d prefer to just hibernate.
But recently her nightmares are becoming too intense to ignore. Dreams filled with horror-movie creatures that come closer to killing her every time. Where these vampires and werewolves are coming from, she doesn’t know. She only knows they’re relentless.
Neil Drigan has no interest in finding a mate. Bind himself to one woman? No thank you. Permanent is for the wolf pack Alpha–his brother. Yet lately he persistently dreams about running, in full wolf form, to save a beautiful woman who smells of flowers–and death.

At first the woman’s identity is a mystery, until he realizes the dreams are a residual imprint of something that really happened. Not only is the woman temptation wrapped in real flesh and blood, she’s still in danger. And the one thing he never thought he wanted.

Read on for my thoughts on Dark Within.  No true spoilers, promise.

 

Brightest ShadowTitle:  Brightest Shadows
Series:  Mystical Knights #0.5 prequel
Author:  Candice Gilmer
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Losing a father is always hard, losing a father who’s a pillar of the community is harder.

Losing a father who’s the alpha of your werewolf pack is harder still, yet that’s exactly where David Drigan finds himself–lost and rudderless after the death of his father.  Nonetheless, the final transformation to turn David into the leader has yet to come to him, leaving him and his family wondering, will he ever be strong enough to lead his pack?

Trying to step into his place in society, David meets Kelsey.  Blonde. Curvy. Attitude.  And a little dark.

There’s just something about her that makes David’s beastly desires surface unlike ever before. The need to take her and protect her, if only from herself, overwhelms him.  Not that Kelsey would let him. She doesn’t need anyone to take care of her. Never has. An absentee family taught her one thing–take care of yourself, because no one’s going to do it for you.  But this David guy? There’s just something different about him. At first, she thought it was because his family actually likes each other–a foreign concept for sure.

One night at her favorite decrepit amusement park, she learns there’s a lot more to David than she ever expected.  There’s a lot hidden in the shadows. Can they find the light, lost in the dark?

Read on for my thoughts on Brightest Shadow.  No true spoilers, promise.

A Silver Wolf ChristmasTitle:  A Silver Wolf Christmas
Series:  Heart of the Wolf #17
Author:  Terry Spear
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 6, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

C.J. Silver is eager to help the new she-wolves in town renovate the old hotel in time for the holidays, especially if it means spending time under the mistletoe with the alluring Laurel MacTire.

The bustle in the long abandoned hotel attracts the attention of human ghosthunters out to prove the place haunted, but the bigger problem is keeping them from discovering the werewolves in Silver Town.  CJ and Laurel have to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes.  Working together is a surprisingly hot holiday treat for two attractive and clever wolf shifters.

Read on for my thoughts on A Silver Wolf Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

Home For ChristmasTitle:  Home For Christmas
Series:  Sanctuary Island #4
Author:  Lily Everett
Genre:  Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 6, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Magazine columnist Libby Leeds has made a name for herself sharing heartwarming stories from her perfect life on Sanctuary Island. There’s just one minor detail she’s left out: she hasn’t set foot on the island since her childhood. Orphaned and heartbroken, she departed years ago and never looked back-except in her fictional columns. Now a wounded war hero is returning to Sanctuary Island, and Libby’s editor insists she cover the story by taking the long road back…

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Army Ranger Owen Shepard is a tall, handsome single father, and now a media sensation. He wants to reconnect with his daughter, Caitlin, and make up for lost time by giving her a Christmas to remember. When “America’s Favorite Homemaker” Libby Leeds offers her help, he jumps at the chance. But the sweet, reclusive writer is more intriguing, and more tempting, than Owen could have imagined. Soon, Owen and Caitlin are spending their holiday with Libby, decorating trees, making gingerbread houses, and warming up by the fire. It’s the closest Libby has come to love and family since she was a child-but until she and Owen admit what is in their hearts, the home they are creating together will be only in their dreams.

Read on for my thoughts on Home for Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

Good Earl Gone BadTitle:  Good Earl Gone Bad
Series:  Lords of Anarchy #2
Author:  Manda Collins
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  October 6, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

TEMPTING FATE

Marriage? To a gambler? You must be joking! Yet Lady Hermione Upperton has never backed down from a challenge. When her spendthrift father offers her at the gaming tables, she is given a difficult choice—wed the Earl of Mainwaring, an infamous gamester with no respect for her skills with the reins, or face charges for the murder of a member of the infamous Lords of Anarchy. Either way she’ll have to clear her name. Can she count on her husband’s help the way she has begun to count on his kisses?

RISKING ROMANCE

All Jasper Fawley, the Earl of Mainwaring, wanted was a night of cards. But by the end of the evening he’s walked away with a fortune—and a bride who’s suspected of murder. Jasper knows Hermione is passionate about her unorthodox membership in the Lords of Anarchy, but he’s certain she would never kill to keep it. Can he protect his headstrong wife from prosecution and a ruthless killer without endangering both their hearts in the process?

Read on for my thoughts on Good Earl Gone Bad.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Christmas Cottage & Ever AfterTitle:  The Christmas Cottage & Ever After
Series:  The Christmas Cottage #1 & #2
Author:  Samantha Chase
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  combined reissue October 6, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

An exciting reissue of both books in the beloved Christmas Cottage series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase, just in time for the holidays .

Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting…

THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE
Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she’s the one getting married. It’s Lacey’s job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.

EVER AFTER
Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that’s right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?

Read on for my thoughts on the reissue of The Christmas Cottage & Ever After.  No true spoilers, promise.

Keep Me, CowboyTitle:  Keep Me, Cowboy
Series:  Montana Born Rodeo 2015 #3
Author:  Nicole helm
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 2, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Rodeo cowboy Cole McArthur has spent the last ten years running from Marietta, Montana, from his father’s expectations, and from the only woman he’s ever loved. But now his past is at his front door, begging for his help.

Jess Clark doesn’t want to face the only man who’s ever claimed enough of her heart to break it, but her foster family needs their prodigal son home, and she owes them too much to not make that happen. Seeing Cole for the first time in a decade unlocks the kind of desire she’s only ever felt for him, and never acted on with anyone.

Back in Marietta facing family betrayal and family secrets, heat explodes between them, and feelings buried long ago rise to the surface. But can Jess convince this wandering cowboy that his home is with her?

Read on for my thoughts on Keep Me, Cowboy.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Engagement GameTitle:  The Engagement Game
Series:  49th Floor #3
Author:  Jenny Holiday
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 5, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing, Indulgence
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

The black sheep of the old-money Rosemanns, advertising executive Marcus has made his own way in the world—and done extremely well for himself—but his family is still pressuring him to join their investment firm and settle down with a quiet, unobjectionable girl.

Which is why the sexy Rose Verma is the perfect date for his family’s charity ball. A bleeding-heart lefty from the wrong side of the tracks, Rose has never met a stray dog she didn’t love or a polka-dotted mini-dress she couldn’t rock. Marcus has enough dirt on Rose to “convince” her to play along. And if he lets it slip that they’re engaged, all the better.

But all’s fair in love and blackmail, and Rose is ready to play a few cards of her own.

Read on for my thoughts on The Engagement Game.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bump In The NightTitle:  Bump In The Night
Series:  Deadly Whispers #1
Author:  Elianne Adams
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  September 29, 2015
Publisher:  City Owl Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Libbie McMaster gets guilted into going out on Halloween night, the last thing on her mind is finding her mate. Her self-imposed seclusion has served her well over the past nine months, keeping the ghosts, goblins, and bad memories at bay. But when she meets Jay, her whole world is turned upside down.

From the moment Libbie walked into the bar, Jay can’t keep his eyes off her. Everything about her screams one thing—his. He’s willing to give her the time she needs to get used to the idea of being mated to a werewolf, but when the creatures that lurk in the shadows threaten her, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, even if it means fighting her demons.

Read on for my thoughts on Bump In The Night.  No true spoilers, promise.

Heir to the PackTitle:  Heir To The Pack
Series:  The Cursed Pack #1
Author:  Laura Welling
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  September 29, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son.

Now, Annie’s son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists.

But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse.

Read on for my thoughts on Heir To The Pack.  No true spoilers, promise.

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