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On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

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Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul. (On Dublin Street)

Book Covers Worth More Than One Look

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Ten Book Covers that made me go hmm... Nice! This are just the ten that I read in the last few months

A Rekindling: Three Weeks in Paris by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Paris. In rue Jacob a man braces himself against the cold wind on his way to the Fedex office. He was to send out four white envelopes delivered within the next twenty-four hours to four distant cities. As the man handed out the envelopes to a clerk and walked back out to the street, "he had no way of knowing that he had just set in motion a chain of events that would have far-reaching effects. Because of his actions, lives were about to be changed irrevocably, and so profoundly they would never be the same again."

Four women, four stories, four lives meandering to interweave under the romantic light of Paris. There's Alexandra, the set designer and a leading figure in New York's theater world; Kay, who marries, moves to Scotland and designs a successful line of clothing; Jessica, an interior designer based in California; and finally Maria, still in her native Italy continuing to work in her family's textile business.They used to be students at the prestigious An…

Bring on the Magic: Dark Dealings by Kim Knox

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There are monsters in the city. And one of them is her...
Ava Kalle's empty soul devours magic. And her hunger is deadly. She's sharp, quick and can live in shadow, making her work as a spy for the Mages a natural choice. She lives on the fringes of society and likes it that way.When the man she loves takes another woman for his mate, the darkness in her heart unravels and she'll do anything to get him back. She makes a dangerous deal with a fire elemental, Heyerdar, who has a vested interest in agreeing: together they'll use forbidden magic, harnessing their sexual energy to drive the couple apart.But soon their pact pushes them both into a dark sexual obsession. One that Ava may not be able to control (Book blurb from Carina Press)

A Whiff of Sweet Poison: Belladonna by Karen Moline, A Novel of Revenge

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Pretty poison is her cry
Belladonna watch you die


When vengeance takes a seductive and irresistible form embodied in a figure of a mysterious enigmatic woman forged by an unrelenting purpose, she will stop at nothing, friends and foes alike, to ensnare her preys. Just like a phoenix emerging from her ashes, this dark and enticing novel takes us through a journey of a woman's struggle and strength, and how far a woman must go to redeem her soul.

It was the year 1935. Innocent and spirited Midwesterner Isabella Ariel Nickerson traveled to London with her cousin June for a visit and landed a coveted invitation to what she thinks will be an enjoyable glamorous costume ball. Little did she know that she will be taken away and become a pawn to a ritual of domination and submission known only to the noblemen who call themselves the members of the Club. Robbed of her freedom, identity and dignity, the once trusting and utterly spirited girl slowly fades and in her place, a new woman is born …

Drink Of Me by Jacquelyn Frank

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In a world where emotion can be a deadly weapon, one slight, battered runaway holds the key to a dark and twisted enigma..."Drink Of Me", she whispers, her silver eyes trusting, pleading. What female dares speak such words to one of the Sange? His people are scorned by every race for their fierce sensuality, their fearful rituals. And as Prime, Reule is the most telepathically gifted of them all. But nothing has prepared him for the intensity of emotion radiating from the outlander rescued by his Pack. Terrified, tormented, but beautiful beyond measure, Mystique shatters his legendary control. As she reaches for him in the steamy heat of the healing baths, he knows this blind need can have but one end...(Amazon.com)
Okay, definitely one of the most gripping stories I have ever read.  In fact this book has made me look up Jacquelyn Frank's other works but this would still remain my favorite.  The synopsis just gives the basic premise of the novel but Ms. Frank's writin…

The First Prophet by Kay Hooper (Book 1 The Bishop Files)

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Months ago Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Sarah’s mind.

It begins with Sarah’s home being destroyed by fire—an act of arson that draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into Sarah’s confidence. But he has other reasons for pursuing a woman who can see what others can’t. So does a mysterious enemy intent on eliminating Sarah, and everyone she cares about. Because it’s only a matter of time before her visions lead her and Tucker to a secret many will kill to hide. Only then will they begin to discover the scope of a terrifying conspiracy so deep and complex they can trust almost no one. ( Amazon.com)

The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens: A Slice of Cake and of Life

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Muldoon's Tea Rooms, a small antiquated tea house owned by Daniel and Penny, whose seventeen-year marriage is as faded as the linoleum on the floor of the shabby shop. Still patronized by their few eccentric neighbors, these customers seek refuge from their own everyday dilemmas and difficulties to indulge themselves with rich servings of delicious cheesecakes and chocolate cappuccino. There's the Crawley sisters with their snotty noses, Rose the lonely florist across the street, struggling artist Brenda with her black fringe and red letters, Sadie with her weight troubles with more popping in and in the heart of this, there's Penny and Daniel with their own little secrets.

On this shadowy corner of Belfast amidst the desserts and tea cups, the dusty curtains and the cracked furniture, stirrings of change will awaken and redefine their lives in their resolve to search that which would make them happier and what would matter most. This debut novel by Sharon Owens is a combin…

The Dreaming by Barbara Wood: A Novel about Australia

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Under the blazing sun of India, Joanna Drury was dreaming again, a recurring nightmare of troubling visions that had long plagued her mother, Emily, too before she died. Thus begins the sweeping tale of a woman's courage to seek out the mystery of a generations-old curse that has haunted her family into the untamed and forbidding land of Australia.

Barbara Wood once again presents us with a strong heroine amidst the roughness and stifling heat of the Outback in mid-nineteenth century. Joanna's strength though does not echo the landscape but instead lies in her endurable spirit, her grace and gentle ways of healing, her quiet passion to the ones she loves. As she traces her grandparent's history, who were once Outback missionaries, through her mother's diary, she comes to know more about the Aborigines and the mystical paths they once believed called "the Dreaming".