Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you all have a wonderful day, and if you don't have a spouse or significant other to celebrate with, take yourself out somewhere nice and treat yourself to something special.
I've been reading a couple of books lately, and thought I'd tell you about them. The first one is...
Checkmate by Annmarie McKenna
What’s an alpha shape-shifting wolf to do when the woman pre-destined to be his mate no longer trusts men?
After returning home from an eight-month security job, Eli Graham is ready to claim his best friend’s little sister as his mate. He’d put it off for years, thinking he was doing the right thing by waiting. Instead of the stubborn, independent, carefree girl he left behind, Eli finds a shell of the woman he once knew.
Having lived through a near fatal attack, Nikki Taylor has hidden herself away from the world. Now the time has come to face head-on the one man who could devastate her completely, Eli Graham. She’s loved him forever, craves him, body, heart and soul, but he’s never treated her as anything but a little sister.
When Nikki witnesses a murder, she has no choice but to rely on Eli’s expertise. While guarding her from the man bent on wiping out a witness, Eli shows Nikki that he’ll not only protect her body, but he’ll show her just what it means to be a wolf’s mate.
Checkmate is the sequel to Seeing Eye Mate and it is a must-have for any lover of shapeshifter romance. I just loved it! I think it’s even better than Seeing Eye Mate, if that’s possible.
The emotional and physical turmoil that Nikki goes through is incredibly well-written. The first scene with the men in the parking lot gave me chills it was so realistic, not to mention the scene with the murder. Throw in the fact that Eli is a shapeshifter who knows that Nikki is his mate and you have one heck of a wild ride!
This book is now available at http://www.samhainpublishing.com. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
The next book is...
Animal Attraction By Alexa & Patrick Silver
Wes' Valentine's Day surprise has turned into a nightmare.
Grounded with thousands of other travelers at an airport by a storm, he and his wife will never make their cruise. A romantic holiday atmosphere this is assuredly not!
Brand, a feline shifter, is desperate. Sexual arousal is heavy in the airport and his flight has been canceled. He needs to join with another shifter soon or risk going feral.
When Brand spots Wes and Tabitha, the raw sexuality of these fellow shifters calls to his primal needs. But they aren't average shifters. Secrets and reclaimed heritage may pull them all together or rip them apart.
Animal Attraction is the first Ellora’s Cave release for husband and wife writing duo, Alexa and Patrick Silver, and it's one of many Valentine Vixens Quickies available now from Ellora's Cave.
They hint at a shapeshifter world that is complex and rich for future storylines. This story is a ménage, but not in the usual vein where the men focus their attention solely on the female. In Animal Attraction there is a bond which forms between Brand and Wes as well, making this a true triad in every sense of the word. As a married couple there is an emotional depth between Tabitha and Wes, even though they have been having marital problems. Now that Tabitha is aware of her heritage, she had choices to make that will affect all their futures.
Well-written, face-paced and totally unique, Animal Attraction is sure to be the first of many shapeshifter books from this writing duo. If you want something to heat up a cold winter’s night, then give this book a try.