I read this over the weekend.
He was hired to hunt pirates, dealt with sickness, mutiny and overwhelming odds. In the end, though, the people who hired him didn’t want to deal with a mess created by the times and he’s the one who paid.
Yes! Lynn Viehl’s new book is out!
In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.
Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.
Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
I’m a Lynn Viehl fiend. I just bought this and I’m going to buy another copy…one for somebody else, to make another fiend. Want it? Just leave a comment and tell me whether or not you’ve read one of her books… as Lynn, as S.L Viehl, as Gena, Jessica, (she has many names…) O.O.
FYI, because of territory issues and the hassles I’ve previously had with with books not readily available in some countries, I’m restricting this contest to countries that have Amazon… if you’re in the US, you’re welcome to request BN. If you don’t have Amazon, there are no substitutions and I can’t send you a file or print book, so please don’t enter. At some point, itunes will hopefully make it as easy to gift a book as Amazon does, but it hasn’t happened yet that I can tell, so we’re going with Amazon.
It looks like it’s available in US, Spain, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, so if you’re in those countries, have at it! If not, I do apologize, but territory issues are something I have no control over and neither does the author.
Please read the disclaimer...winner will be posted later this week and you have to check back to see if you’ve won. I don’t email my winners.
Recently two of my children has discovered the love of two books that I love madly.
Baby bratlet discovered this one…
And Bratlet read this one…(devoured it more like it)
Monster, of course, keeps reading the same things…over and over…normally game guides…and this.
Now if only I can find something that’s like Harry Potter… just harder. Cuz as awesome as Harry is, eventually he needs to try other things…
I’m with Tori over at her blog…with guests! And prizes!
Visit us! Come try and win stuff!
Now… I’m kinda tired of my friday flashbacks and my brain is a mess. Finished a book this week and trying to get my brain in gear for the next phase of this project (don’t ask)… so instead, we’ll TALK books.
This one is my Friday read. What is yours?
Hey all, we made it to another Friday. So time for the Friday 56.
Mine this week is Blood Trinity, the first in Sherrilyn Kenyon and co-author Dianna Love’s new UF series:
Even though he was a pain in the butt and made her work for every piece of intel she squeezed out of the old ghoul, he was one of the best informants when it came to anything supernatural.
To participate, just grab the closest (doesn’t have to be what you’re currently reading) book, turn to page 56 and give us the 5th sentence. You’re welcome to post a few more, if you’d like, too . Happy Friday!
The summer has been so crazy, between vacation and trying to catch up with deadlines and stuff, I haven’t been able to pay attention the books that are coming out.
I’ve done some reading, although most of it is stuff that’s been on my TBR or faves shelves.
Yeah, yeah, the Ilona Andrews books are re-reads, but I’m trying to tide myself over until another one comes out, what can I say? Dead in the Delta was okay. Chasing Fire was pretty good. Not my fave Nora, but I’ve got so many faves by here, it’s getting hard to knock those faves down. But it was good.
So what are you reading?
Yep, another Friday…yay! So, that means it’s time for another round of Friday 56. Grab the closest (doesn’t have to be what you’re reading, just what you happen to have nearby). Turn to page 56, and give us the 5th sentence…or more if you’d like. Mine this week:
“And the slight imperfection of his nose–which looked like it had once been broken–gave him just enough character to save him from being pretty.”
–Sirensong by Jenna Black
It’s finally FRIDAY!! So not only does that mean it’s the start of the weekend, but also for another Friday 56. Haven’t done one before? It’s simple. Grab the closest (doesn’t have to be what you’re reading, just whatever happens to be closest to you at the time) book. Turn to page 56, find the 5th sentence and give us that quote. You can give a few surrounding sentences, too if you’d like *G*.
Mine this week…Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson. It’s the final book in her zodiac series. I’ll admit, I’ve had it since it released at end of May. But, I can’t bring myself to finish it. I’m just kinda not ready to say goodbye just yet. But, Jo won’t let me wait forever . Without further ado…
“So this symbol is important to the Tulpa.”
I mentioned a few weeks ago, Dominic was first introduced in HUNTERS: RAFE & SHEILA…
Here’s the scene.
Dominic had been the first man, since Rafe, whose touch hadn’t left her cold. There had been a few others she’d considered, but their touches had made her skin crawl.
His resemblance to Rafe was unmistakable. Physically, at least.
But beyond that… Dominic was a romantic. Dominic treated her like a person, not just a fuck toy.
He was a ladies’ man and he appreciated her, didn’t want just a quick fuck from her whenever he felt horny. Oh, she knew he wanted sex. Hell, he was a guy. But he bothered to spend time with her…had actually wanted to.
Rafe couldn’t have cared less once his dick slid out of her.
With a tremendous act of will, she shoved Rafe’s face from her mind as she collapsed against Dom’s broad chest, the fingers of one hand absently caressing the gold hoop that ran through one nipple. He’d switched it to gold. She had shied away in instinctive fear when she’d seen it, and lied that she was allergic to silver. Well, not really a lie—silver was definitely not good for her health.
He had removed the hoop that night, and the next night there was a gold one there instead. She had greatly enjoyed tugging on that tiny piece of metal with her teeth.
“Damn—that was amazing,” Dom murmured, his voice thick, sluggish. She kept the move casual as she rested her hand on his heart. She knew she hadn’t taken too much, but still…the paranoia was always there.
He was a wonderful guy. He didn’t deserve the life of a vampire.
She stroked her hand down his chest once she had reassured herself that he was fine. Just a little woozy.
“Mmmm…tell me. Go to sleep, baby. You had a long day,” she whispered, cuddling in against him as close as she could.
“You be here when I wake up, sugar?”
She hedged. “I don’t know, Dom. Depends on how late you sleep,” she said, already knowing she’d be gone in a few hours. Couldn’t take that chance.
But he was already asleep, the deep, steady sighs of breath escaping him as he shifted slightly on the pillow.
As she sat up, she felt it.
The anger in the air.
That was too tepid a word for what she was sensing. A deep, burning rage that battered at her mind until an artificial red seeped in—run off from his rage.
Her belly pitched and she felt the fangs that had slid back into their sheaths drive back out with a speed that startled her. Danger…
Rising from the bed, she tossed the heavy banner of her golden curls behind her shoulder. Damn it. Something from her world had found her here, with her lover, and it would put him in danger.
Over my dead body, she thought furiously, her eyes flying around the room, searching for the intruder she sensed, but couldn’t see.
“Actually, Belle, I’d rather it be his,” a low, furious voice whispered.
She spun around and saw Rafe standing at the edge of the bed, staring down at Dom with a rage so great that his eyes burned red with it. He gripped his sword in one hand, the other stroked idly up and down the edge as he stared at Dominic.
Sheila felt the fear that had flooded her dissipating as she studied Rafe. “Oh, it’s just you,” she said, her tone bored. Flicking her eyes to his blade, she smirked a little. “I see you still carry around your security blanket.”
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