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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ARC Arrivals: Six Romance Books From Hachette

I received all of these in a goody bag from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette. They look yummy!



Chosen by Desire by Kate Perry

About the book: Carrie Woods just can't resist temptation. To solve an ancient mystery, she "borrows" a precious, legend-cursed scroll form a Chinese monastery. But with the scroll comes danger: bizarre powers, life-threatening accidents, and, most frightening of all, one sexy Guardian's icy-hot gaze.

Maximillian Prescott is all too happy to strip this innocent-eyed thief of her secrets and the scroll, yet he's determined to fight the undeniable attraction pulling them together. But Max isn't Carrie's only pursuer, and there's just one way to keep the scroll safe. This adventurous blonde and brooding Guardian must dare to join forces and bare their souls to each other. . .before their enemies take not only the scroll but Carrie's life. (from the book cover)

Chosen by Desire
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-54101-5
350 pages



Love You to Death by Shannon K. Butcher

About the book: It's been days since reporter Elise McBride has heard from her sister, Ashley. She's convinced Ashley has met with some kind of foul play, especially when she learns that bodies of other missing women have surfaced in and around Chicago--all victims of a brutal serial killer. Convinced her sister is still alive, Elise vows to risk everything to save her. . .

The last thing ex-cop Trent Brady needs is more blood on his hands. Yet when he catches Elise breaking into her sister's house, full of reckless determination and fear, he knows she needs his help. But just as desire ignites between them, a twisted madman sets his sights on Elise. Hell-bent on possessing her for himself, this psychopath won't rest until he has his perfect woman. (from the back cover)

Love You to Death
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-51029-5
400 pages


Show no Fear by Marliss Melton

About the book: Lucy Donovan always gets her man. As a fiercely independent CIA agent, she's survived hundreds of death-defying missions. But her latest may just get her killed. Weighed down with a secret she's desperate to keep, the last thing Lucy needs is to be sent undercover with a man who brings out the best--and the worst--in her.

Navy SEAL Gus Atwater never turns down an assignment, even if it means working with the only woman he's ever loved and lost. So with a volatile mix of desire and distrust, Lucy and Gus confront their tangled past. Pretending to be man and wife is risky enough, but now the clock is running out. As their mission escalates from desperate to deadly, will Lucy's secret expose them both? (from the back cover)

Show no Fear
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-50927-5
320 pages



Lucan by Susan Kearney

About the book: Healer and high priestess of her people, Lady Cael is fated to life without a mate. But a mysterious explorer named Lucan Rourke doesn't know her secrets, and his touch makes her crave a future that her extraordinary birthright has forbidden her. . .

Lucan has just one mission on Pendragon: to find the mythical Holy Grail, Earth's only hope for survival. His powerful attraction to Cael is a distraction he can't afford, unless he convinces her to join forces with him. Yet working so closely together only heightens their passion. . .even when the terrifying truth of Cael's heritage threatens to shatter Lucan's every belief--and the galaxy itself. (from the back cover)

Lucan
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-54331-6
352 pages



Tall, Dark & Fansome by Michelle Rowen

About the book: Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side. . .but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry. . .forever? (from the back cover)

Tall, Dark & Fangsome
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-50585-7
352 pages




A Highlander's Temptation by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

About the book: Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man.

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul? (from the back cover)

A Highlander's Temptation
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-19530-0
400 pages




6 comments:

Debbie's World of Books said...

Those look like some fun books!

Crystal said...

I'm seriously jealous - those look like some wonderful books. Enjoy them!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Looks like a very fun goody bag to have received!

bermudaonion said...

Those should keep you busy for a while.

Sheila Deeth said...

Ooh! I'm jealous!

enyl said...

Six books at once, what a great giveaway. enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

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