Review: First Comes Marriage by Valerie Mann

First Comes Marriage  by Valerie Mann
Series : 1 Night Stand
Release Date:  November 14, 2012
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Who agrees to an arranged marriage in the 21st century? Beth Malone can’t believe a date request with the 1Night Stand service morphed into an arranged marriage offer. But after a heartbreaking divorce and no knight in shining armor coming to sweep her off her feet, her desire to find that knight and have a family is looking more like a dream than a reality.


Review: The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson

The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson
Release: December 21, 2011
Publisher: Tribute Books

Source: ebook from publisher

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad’s funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of “grown-up world.” A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Review: Dancergirl by Carol Tanzman

Dancergirl by Carol Tanzman
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: 256
Source: Deb Shapiro and Company

Ever feel like someone’s watching you? Me, too. But lately it’s been happening in my room.

When I’m alone.

A friend posted a video of me dancing online, and now I’m no longer Alicia Ruffino. I’m dancergirl. And suddenly it’s like me against the world—everyone’s got opinions.

My admirers want more, the haters hate, my best friend Jacy—even he’s acting weird.


Review: Scored by Lauren McLaughlin

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Random House
Page Count: 226
Source: book provided by Deb Shapiro & Company

Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above.


Review: Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman

Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman
Series:  Cupcake Club (# 1)
Release Date:  December 27, 2011
Publisher: Kensington
Page Count:  309 pages
Source: ARC copy from publisher

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale leaves New York City for Georgia’s sleepy Sugarberry Island, her past follows in the form of her former boss, Baxter Dunne. Baxter, otherwise known as Chef Hot Cakes, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. Last time they worked together, Baxter’s molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani’s mouth water and her cheeks blush the colour of raspberry filling…Lani’s friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness.


Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy Series (#2)
Release Date: November 29, 2011
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 368
Source: ebook provided by author

At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky, self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry – the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it – Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world.


Review: A Bride Unveiled by Jillian Hunter

A Bride Unveiled
A Bride Unveiled by Jillian Hunter
Series:  The Bridal Pleasure Series (# 2)
Publisher: Signet Select
Release: October 4, 2011
Page Count:  352 pages
Source: Library

Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit.


Review & Contest: Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart

Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart
Series: The Chesapeake Diaries (# 4)
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Ballatine Books
Pages: 384
Source: Personal copy

Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Bowers. She was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland, a prom queen, local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq.


Review: Lunatic Detective by Sharon Sala

Lunatic Detective by Sharon Sala
Series: The Lunatic Ghosts (# 2)
Release Date: November 11, 2011
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Page Count: 182
Source: ARC provided by author

As Tara and Flynn are closing in on Dee Dee Broyles’ killer, a deadly new ghost begins to threaten them. It’s just another day in Tara’s lunatic life . . .All during the day at school, Tara kept picturing the moment when she and Nate would find DeeDee’s grave.


Review: Cicada by Belle Whittington

Cicada by Belle Whittington
Series: Cicada (Vol 1)
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 220
Source: ebook provided by the author

Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun…until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair’s true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.