Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I don't know which to read first

Today would be the perfect day to call in sick so you can curl up with not one but TWO new books from top-notch (and personal favorites!) authors Christy Reece and Elisabeth Naughton.

First, Christy: Sweet Justice kicks off a new trilogy. Thank God each book comes out bam-bam-bam (and I don't mean in a Flintstones kind of way) rather than making us wait six months to a year for each new installment.

From Christy's Web site: Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can’t refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece—one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth—while steering clear of the passion and need that’s just one touch away from explosion. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her—and takes her in his arms again—this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor.

Publisher's Weekly clearly loved it: "Bestseller Reece (Second Chance) kicks off a romantic suspense trilogy with this gripping read featuring members of the Last Chance Rescue organization. Reece nicely balances steamy encounters with the slow unraveling of clues that lead to a chilling pattern of missing girls. A truly frightening, twisted villain and an action-packed finale make this one a page-turner." Yeehaw! (The "yeehaw!" is mine, not PW's, just FYI.)

And if a new Christy Reece book weren't exciting enough, Elisabeth Naughton has a new paranormal romance!

From Elisabeth's Web site: DEMETRIUS—He’s the hulking, brooding warrior his fellow Guardians avoid. Too dark. Too damaged. And given his heritage, he knows it’s best to keep everyone at arm’s length. Isadora is missing. The words pound through his head like a frantic drumbeat. For her own protection, Demetrius did all he could to avoid the fragile princess, his soul mate. And now she’s gone—kidnapped. To get her back, he’ll have to go to the black place in his soul he’s always shunned. As daemons ravage the human realm and his loyalty to the Guardians is put to the ultimate test, Demetrius realizes that Isadora is stronger than anyone thought. And finally letting her into his heart may be the only way to save them both.

Ohhhh, chills! Publisher's Weekly obviously has excellent taste in books, because its reviewer loved this one, too: "Naturalistic, snappy dialogue, endlessly twisting plots within plots, a cast of complex and eminently likeable characters, and a romance as hot as it is complicated make this an entertaining and smoldering read."

You can find out more about Christy at www.christyreece.com and Elisabeth at www.elisabethnaughton.com.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go call my boss. I'm feeling a little under the weather.