I’m enjoying February so far!
I’m enjoying February so far!
Savage Yearning is coming out on March 8th! It’s nearly here! I can’t stop using exclamation points!
My cover designer did an amazing job, and I am beyond excited to share this cover! First, though, the description:
When a one-night stand feels like so much more…
Mountain lion shifter Laura Vidal has been given two choices: leave the territory to find a mate, or become a guardian of the pride. Unwilling to leave the only home she’s ever known, Laura chooses the rigorous and bruising guardian training. Honestly, she’s glad for the training because it keeps her too busy to see Dristan, the guy who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand.
Dristan Rhees can’t forget the girl who stole his heart after a single night of unbridled passion, despite the fact that she now won’t give him the time of day. But when vampires invade their territory, he and Laura are forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that still threatens to consume them.
And now the cover!
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen has all the things I love in a contemporary romance–a little bit of suspense, a lot of sexiness, hot athletes, and banter. The book gets an A+ for handling the hero’s backstory, and the heroine’s reluctance to be in a relationship. These were two very complicated characters who I nevertheless loved. Both of their arcs were completely satisfying on their own, yet the fact that they needed each other to make those necessary changes in their lives is what made this such a great romance.
I don’t know much about playing hockey or massage therapy (the hero’s and heroine’s work, respectively), but I felt as if Bowen knew what she was writing about. I felt completely immersed in the spell she wove within this world.
I will definitely be reading more of Bowen’s books in the future!
In other news, I’ll have a cover reveal for you next week! The release date for Savage Yearning is only a little more than a month away!
These books! Okay, let’s do this.
Truth or Beard, by Penny Reid. This was funny! It contained Reid’s usual humor and sense of fun geekery. Seriously, can’t recommend her enough to people.
A Lady Awakened, by Celia Grant. Both of these characters developed so well and thoroughly throughout the story, it was super satisfying to experience. I was also dreadfully curious as to how everything would work out, so if you like not being able to guess an ending, this is a good choice.
Adulthood is a Myth, by Sarah Andersen. Simply hilarious. Maybe took me twenty minutes to read, but I plan on going back through over and over again. As with Allie Brosch’s illustrations, Andersen’s are deceptively simple, yet she conveys so much with just the placement of the pupils within the eyeballs. I’m in awe of this kind of craft.
I read this book a few months ago, but it has really stuck with me. Daniel’s journey, especially, struck a chord–he’s from a big city and comes from a family that doesn’t support who he is. The angst in this book is palpable. I mean, even the cover is angsty in its own smexy way.
When he moves to a tiny Michigan town, he meets Rex, a giant sexy man who, in my fantasies, plays for both teams. Obstacles to their relationship, as well as plenty of sexy hijinks, ensue. I loved how Daniel was forced to face down his uncomfortable upbringing and learn how to be a better person, and I seriously loved Rex. So. Much.
If you’re looking for a m/m romance with a good ratio of angst to sexytimes and some solid character development, this would be a great choice!