Friday, October 19, 2012

TRICK OR READ! A treat for every reader from my Halloween book basket #2

Trick or treat! Give me something good to read...
That time of the year when many of us will bring their glycemic index through the roof is just around the corner. So, together with those devilish mini candy bars and a list of hotline numbers to the best dentists in the area, I am stuffing my Halloween treats basket with a few book recommendations in a variety of genres...cozy mystery lovers, children and young adults, paranormal and shapeshifters fans, these treats are for you.

Paperback, 281 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Kensington
Genre: cozy mystery

For stay-at-home dad Deuce Winters, the cutthroat world of suburban kiddie sports leagues is unavoidable. In his small town, Moises Huber is known at the King of Soccer. But it seems the king may have fallen from his throne when he disappears--along with $73,000 of the youth soccer association's registration fees. Original. (Read my review here. What a great combination of light-hearted mystery and humor !)

Hardcover, 228 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Kensington 
Genre: cozy mystery
Jaine Austen is looking forward to an indulgent spa getaway--until she learns it's more about deprivation than relaxation. Between miniscule meals and a deadly brush with fame, surviving this vacation will be no piece of cake. (I have recently reviewed  Levine's Death of A Neighborhood Witch, book #11 in A Jayne Austen Mystery series, and it was outrageous! Her backlist is like a bag of mini chocolate bars...cannot have just one! Delicious!!!)

Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Genre: paranormal romance novel, historical, shapeshifters (werewolves)
In Lydia dare's debut trilogy, Regency England has gone to the wolves "He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full..."

The rules of Society can be beastly-especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is...

"A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon..."

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets... (I loved this Westfield Wolves series! Read my review here.)

BORN TO BITE by Hanna Howell, Diana Cosby, and Erica Ridley
Paperback, 266 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Kensington
Genre: paranormal romance novel, historical, shapeshifters (vampires)
Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood—and bound for eternal love…

Dark Secret by Hannah Howell

Alone in the world, Murdina Dunbar sets out in search of the only family she has left—and finds an ally in the mysterious Sir Gillanders Baldwin. Something about her sexy protector stirs her blood. Soon, not even the whispers that he’s a dangerous demon can keep her from his bed….

Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley

Rumored to be a vampire, the rakish Mr. Macane is ravishing all the ladies of the ton! Yet, Miss Elspeth Ramsay cannot bring herself to tremble in his presence. But once Ellie feels the touch of his teeth at her throat, she finds herself biting him back! Surely this sudden bloodlust can only mean danger for her family—and her heart….

Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby

As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare claim her as his own, knowing he might lose her forever?

STORM by Brigid Kemmerer
Paperback, 1st Edition, 353 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Kensington 
Genre: young adult, paranormal novel, fantasy
Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys all the ones she doesn't want. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They're powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life's at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who's hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming.

DEMONS by Heather Frost
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Cedar Fort Books 
Genre: young adults, paranormal romance, fantasy
Kate's life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can't get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover.

THE THREE LOST KIDS (The Series, Books 1-3) by Kimberly Kinrade
Published January 2012 by Evolved Publishing 
Genre: children's books
Enjoy this full color paperback edition of Lexie World, Bella World, and Maddie World in a complete set.

These children's chapter books are great for kids 4-9 and take kids on great adventures with Unicorns, Dragons and Fairies all the while teaching them important lessons about life.

Illustrated by Josh Evans

DEATH WARMED OVER by Kevin J. Anderson
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Kensington 
Genre: mystery, urban fantasy, supernatural
 Ever since The Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.” But just because he was murdered doesn’t mean he’d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching.
Now he’s back from the dead and back in business—with a case load that’s downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using “spell check” on its magical tomes. And he’s got to figure out a very personal question—Who killed him?
For Dan Chambeaux, it’s all in a day’s work. (Still, does ***everybody*** [delete: the media] have to call him “Shamble”?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the P.I. in R.I.P….with a vengeance.

Spooky, sexy, cozy, funny...different flavors, great Halloween reads!



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