What's Hot in Tablets and E-Readers Since Barnes and Noble recently announced that they are fazing ...
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including ...
Romance Book Releases for March 2013 Here are just a few hot romance book releases in the month of ...
Young Adult Romance Book Releases for 2013 Here are just a few: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Release ...
Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American author of historical, time travel, and fantasy romance novel...
Santa Claus Tracking! Tracking Santa Claus has never been more fun! Yep, the big guy is certainly ...
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts; Spotlight
March Romance Book Releases
Romance Book Releases for 2013 - Young Adult
A Time Travel Romance Book Spotlight: All for You
What's Hot in Tablets and E-Readers
Since Barnes and Noble recently announced that they are fazing out of selling Nook electronic books (ugh, I am still kicking myself for not just buying the KINDLE), it has forced me to consider my options. Okay, so not so much forced because I love shopping for stuff like this. And yes, I purposely avoided saying that I liked shopping for new electronic toys because... our website name. Could get us a whole new viewing audience. Some will get that, some will move on without smiling. Anyhow, I had struggled with the electronic book version-hype a couple years back. I love to read and I love the feel of holding a book in my hands. However, I must say that I have since been bitten by the convenience and overall look of reading a book electronically and let's face it some of the romance book series we all love have sometimes over 10 books in the series. O_o
I don't care who you are..that's a lot of shelf space. Therefore, I have decided to buy the hard covers of my favorites and have them signed by the corresponding author. The paperbacks, well I say goodbye. I buy them electronically now. Once the tablets were introduced I rarely get on my laptop anymore. This is good, very good. I am now in love with tablets, however I will be passing my NOOK tablet onto my sister and am now currently shopping my options for a new tablet. Here are the ones on top of my list of considerations:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, White) - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, White)
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless Tablet -Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Witness, Chasing Fire, The Search, and Black Hills and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
What's Hot and On Top presents....
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home...A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife..
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all…
For more information regarding Whiskey Beach and its author Nora Roberts, visit her website!
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Romance Book Releases for March 2013
Here are just a few hot romance book releases in the month of March...
Author: Patricia Briggs - website
Release date: March 5, 2013
Series: Mercy Thompson # 7
Get the complete reading order list for the Mercy Thompson series at Paranormal Romance Reads - website
Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
Author: Jaci Burton - website
Release date: March 5, 2013
Series: Play by Play # 5
Play by Play reading order list - here
"Jaci Burton's stories are full of heat and heart."—New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks
She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.
For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man. Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them.
Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.
Author: J.R. Ward - website
Release date: March 26, 2013
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood - # 11
The Black Dagger Brotherhood reading order list - here
“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times bestseller Angela Knight) returns as #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world—at last..
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another. Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand. Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.Kiss of Temptation
Author: Sandra Hill - website
Release date: March 26, 2013
Series: Deadly Angels - # 3
Ivak Sigurdsson is dead . . . well, sort of. Guilty of the sin of lust, he's been given an unusual penance: spend eternity as a Viking vampire angel, or vangel, fighting Lucipires, Satan's vampire demons on earth.
Now sequestered in Angola Prison as a "spiritual advisor," Ivak is finding all these centuries of celibacy depressing, to say the least. But then, along comes southern belle Gabrielle Sonnier. Is she a reward for his good deeds, or a temptation sent to rattle his lustsome brain?
Gabrielle, a lawyer, begs Ivak to help get her brother out of prison. Aided by the Cajun LeDeux family and their chief looney bird, Tante Lulu, Ivak reluctantly agrees. And while he alternately tries to seduce and save Gabrielle before the Lucipires run rampant, they both begin to wonder if it's really only lust, or something more.
Young Adult Romance Book Releases for 2013
Here are just a few:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Release date: February 5, 2013
Series: Lunar Chronicles
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive...
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Read the first book in the series:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl...Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
For more information regarding the Lunar Chronicles series and its author Marissa Meyer, visit her website!
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Release date: March 5, 2013
This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight..After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels. As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge....
Read the first in the series:
They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
For more information regarding the Delirium series and its author Lauren Oliver, visit her website!
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Release date: April 9, 2013
Series: Darkness Rising - series reading order list
Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.
Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it's not like they can just go to the authorities for help..All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control..But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.
Read the first book in the Darkness Rising series:
An ordinary town . . . full of deadly secrets
Strange things have been happening in sixteen-year-old Maya's small Vancouver Island community—from the mountain lions that have been constantly approaching her to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations. There's also a sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.
For more information regarding the Darkness Rising series and its author Kelley Armstrong, visit her website!
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Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American author of historical, time travel, and fantasy romance novels. The characters in most of her books all belong to one of three extended families (Macleod, McKinnon, de Piaget) and her love scenes are not as explicit as many other popular romances. Lynn Kurland is an only child. Her first attempts at writing came when she was five years old and living in Hawaii. Her series of short stories featured a young man who encountered all sorts of trouble. After she moved to the mainland U.S. a short time later, she put aside her interest in writing to focus on music.Kurland always loved to read, though, and in college was introduced to romance novels. She soon decided to write her own novel.
Lynn Kurland is the USA Today bestselling author of Stardust of Yesterday, A Dance Through Time, This Is All I Ask, The Very Thought of You, Another Chance to Dream, The More I See You, and If I Had You. She is also a contributor to The Christmas Cat, Christmas Spirits, Veils of Time, Opposites Attract, and A Knight’s Vow anthologies. A full-time writer, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Time-travel romances have made Lynn Kurland a bestseller in the here-and-now..
Time Travel novels by Lynn Kurland include: A Dance Through Time, The Christmas Cat, The Very Thought of You, Veils of Time, The More I See You, A Knight’s Vow, My Heart Stood Still, A Garden in the Rain, Dreams of Stardust, Much Ado in the Moonlight, When I Fall in Love, With Every Breath, Till There Was You, One Enchanted Evening, One Magic Moment, All for You
All for You by Lynn Kurland
Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of Fate sends her hurtling through time...
UNLESS THERE’S SOMEONE TO CATCH YOU..
Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he’s the only one who can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they’ll face won’t be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts..
Published: April 24, 2012
Goodreads ratings: 4.02 out of 5 stars
For more information regarding this book and it's author Lynn Kurland, visit her website!
You can find the reading order list for the De Piaget series here at Paranormal Romance Reads!
Santa Claus Tracking!
Tracking Santa Claus has never been more fun! Yep, the big guy is certainly busy this time of year. All those toys do not make themselves and the North Pole is still producing an estimated 500 billion toys per year. That's a lot of toys for all the boys and girls in the world. No child should be missed in this joyous time of year. So let's make sure the letters to Santa keep flowing!! We also know how technology has enabled us to view Santa's route first hand. This is the story behind the Norad tracking. In 1955, before the internet was around a Sears store in Colorado made a huge mistake. They misprinted a phone for a line that they had set up for kids to call Santa Claus. The number that was printed was actually the phone number to a commander to the precurser to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Well, it turned out that this guy was a pretty cool guy. He had instructed his staff to accept these calls and keep the kids updated on Santa's route and traveling progress from the North Pole.
NORAD has helped kids track Santa Claus ever since. Now we have GOOGLE giant GOOGLE EARTH involved too! In 2007 the brilliant minds of Google joined with NORAD to track Kris Kringle in 3D!! How amazing. First thing you have to do is download Google Earth.. it's free!! You can track Santa Claus without it, but if you want to see him in 3D greatness you will have to have Google Earth. Just imagine what a thrill it could be for kids of all ages to see a three dimensional sleigh ride as you ride shot-gun with Santa via Google Earth.
Those who use Google Earth (you must install the Earth plug-in) can follow Santa's location in 3D, which was done with a neat technical trick in which Google puts Earth inside a Web page. Google Maps mobile application users may track Santa from their iPhones and Android handsets.
Two: Go to noradsanta.org anytime after December 1st.
Bruno Bowden shares the story of NORAD's Santa tracker -- and how Google is continuing the traditional holiday fun.
Perfect for the cool weather of November, here are some HOT new romance book releases for this Month:
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians, a new paranormal romance collection following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark - Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death...
Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.
Book: Shadow's Claim
Series: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians
Author: Kresley Cole - Authors website
Installment # 13
For the complete reading order list for the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole find it HERE at Paranormal Romance Reads! Your one stop website for all your favorite romance book reading order lists!
The thirteenth book in the Love at Stake series features Howard Barr, the were-bear!
It’s not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels fragile, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she was a pot of honey he’d like to lick…
Book: Wild About You
Series: Love At Stake
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks - Authors website
Installment # 13
Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and the dead, and she can see the reapers, collectors of souls. What she can not yet see is the identity of a stranger murdering women and draining their blood. Now Risa must summon her gifts to find him, even if it means putting her own life in danger. But Risa needn’t look far. The killer knows who she is..
Book: Darkness Hunts
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Dark Angels
Bestselling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock the secrets of the Otherworld..
Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, was badly burned as a child and carries the legacy of that fire in her crippled hands. After ten years, she’s returning home, having grown into a courageous, forthright woman with a special gift for gentling difficult animals. But while her body’s scars have healed, her spirit remains fragile, fearing the shadows of her past..
Book: Flame of Sevenwaters
Author: Juliet Marillier
She calls to him. Come to me. You can't resist. But Gryphon will not allow himself to be ruled by the insidious whispers in his head. And there's only one way to stop them: kill Atalanta, the goddess who enslaved him. But with so much darkness inside, he can't be sure what's real anymore. Even the Eternal Guardians, those who protect the human realms and the gods, want to exile him..
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Eternal Guardians
Installment #: 5
Enjoy this fall season and Happy Reading!