Thursday, August 28, 2008

First, let me announce the winner of a copy of Teresa D'Amario's book, Tigress by the Tail:


Send me an email at jkcoi(AT), and I'll make sure to pass it along to Teresa so that she can get you your prize! Thanks so much for commenting. And thank you again to Teresa for visiting.


Second, I just finished reading two books of vastly different styles and genres, but I'm giving my recommendations to you all for the both of them today!

Christine D'Abo writes sexy futuristic romances from Ellora's Cave that sizzle and fog up your ereader. Primal Elements is the story of Ben and Jenna, two strong, lonely colonists on Mars who get set up by a computer dating service. Ben has been betrayed before and finds it hard to trust again, while Jenna has focused on her career for so long that she hasn't had any time for romance. Trouble is, although the computer says they are a perfect match, these two have met before and while the heat between them was scorching back then, things didn't go so well. Their primal, irresistable attraction has just gotten more intense since last they butted heads, but what makes either of them think that that they'll do any better this time?

Kimberly Killion's debut novel, Her One Desire is the historical story of one woman's curse and one man's destiny. Lizbeth Ives grew up roaming the halls of the Tower of London as her father meted out justice to England's enemies as the Lord High Executioner. Broderick Maxwell is one of those enemies, a Scot Lizbeth--now a woman on the run from a very dangerous enemy--rescues from torture one night in return for his protection. Broderick agrees to take her to safety, but fleeing England becomes a voyage of forbidden discovery as the two find it harder and harder to deny the flames of passion rising between them. A beautiful tale of torture, treason, and trial that shouldn't be missed.


terrio said...

Okay, I have all faith in the world that these are both good books (and I have Killion's on my TBR pile), but that first cover is a doozy. Seriously, talk about a balancing act. LOL!

So, it's set on Mars but there's a dating service? Interesting. I might have to look that up. Thanks!

J.K. Coi said...

LOL, Terri I know.
It actually reminded me a little bit of JA Krentz (as Jayne Castle), with the offworld setting that has a very earth-like feel to it. (Although that's where the similarities ended, since I think that D'Abo's writing style is different than Krentz's)

Julia Smith said...

I'm a huge fan of Christine's, but haven't read any of Kimberly Killion's books yet. This may have to change very soon - 'A beautiful tale of torture, treason, and trial' is completely irresistable to me, somehow.

Tempest Knight said...

I'll have to check them out! Thanks for the heads up!

J.K. Coi said...

Hi Julia, I think you'll really like Killion's book.

J.K. Coi said...

Hi Tempest!

Ana said...

With One Word: WOW!:)
J.K. and Teresa, I am speechless I won. Oh, thank you so much and I am looking forward to read "Tigress by the Tail" by Teresa and all the other authours you display here. You do such a great job and a friendly surely appreciated service to writers of all kinds here. All the Best. Ana