Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Thanks to everyone who voted for me on the weekend. My Immortal is Book of the Week over at LASR!

So, as you may already know, I've recently had occasion to be more than a little interested in Samhain Publishing's various lines. I've been checking out some of their recent releases, and I'm very impressed.

Today is all about my recommended Samhain reads. (Mostly paranormal because that's what I write) Check these out!

Blood Ties by Cathryn Fox

Her survival depends on the man—and the erotic sex—of her dreams.

A Claimed story.

Dari Blake has spent her life sheltered from the world, believing she has a rare, genetic blood disorder that prevents her from aging. Her overprotective guardians are her only company, except for the mysterious man who enters her nightmares, soothing them into erotic dreams. Only he seems to have the power to help her shut out the cacophony of voices in her head.

Alone in his English castle, Mikel Sare has one mission in life: to protect Dari, his soul mate. Unbeknownst to her, she isn’t suffering from a rare disorder, she is a rare creature herself. She, like Mikel, is a Nallie. Part human, part vampire, one of only two left in the world. Her womb, and her psychic ability, are more powerful—and more dangerous—than she could ever imagine.

Now the alien vampires who created their kind are back, killing everyone in their path as they seek to take control of her child-bearing body. To defeat them, Mikel and Dari must join together—mind, body, blood and soul—in a ritual that will exponentially increase their power.

The Fury by Sloan McBride

From the Heavens comes a hero who will take your breath away.

Reese Whittaker dreams of falling for a man who shares her love of archeology and ancient civilizations. But being attacked by a horde of demons and rescued by a Sumerian God—a well-armed, gorgeous Sumerian God—opens up a whole new world she never knew existed. And awakens a mysterious power within her that attracts all kinds of supernatural attention.

Dagan, son of the Air-God Enlil and a Time Walker, is sworn to protect the human race in general, and one young woman in particular—Reese. He’s not the only one mysteriously attracted to her powerful life force. Underworld leader Kur craves it for the untold power it will give him to strike a blow at the deities of Dilmun.

Dagan is forbidden by law from interacting with Reese, but from the moment he sees her, the fury—an intense sexual need for bonding—blinds him to all the rules. Should the pantheon discover he has fallen for a human, the punishment could mean suffering beyond imagining for him…and death for her.

Storm Warning by Sydney Somers

Desire can strike without warning.

Shadow Destroyers-Book 3

Journalist Blair Murphy is on the trail of a hot lead when she meets an even hotter stranger. Charmed by Drew Reid’s sexy smile and intrigued by his evasive answers, Blair puts aside her undercover investigation of a corrupt politician for an under-the-covers investigation of every inch of his incredible body. But even after Drew satisfies her in every possible way, he refuses to satisfy her curiosity. Especially about the mystery woman who keeps calling his cell phone.

As a burnt-out demon slayer, the last thing Drew needs is an inquisitive woman complicating his life, especially when she turns out to be the one woman who’s strictly off limits—his partner’s sister. He knows firsthand why it’s important to keep loved ones at a distance, yet the fierce desire Blair arouses makes it impossible to stay away.

Just as Drew prepares to hang up his sword for a normal life, a vicious attack on Blair awakens a storm of powers inside her that rage beyond her control. As her emerging abilities become increasingly unstable, their searing passion could be her salvation—or destroy them both.

Oh, and one that isn't out yet, but be sure to look for it from Samhain in the new year (I have it on good authority this is one you CANNOT miss!):

Private Property by Leah Braemel

There’s nothing casual about this caper…

Jodi Tyler has loved and lost too many times to believe in happily ever after. That’s what makes her no-strings affair with her boss so perfect—his power in bed matches his respect for her independence. Still, when he surprises her with a ménage for her birthday, her secret thrill wars with a nagging thought: Why would he so casually share her with another man?

Even though Mark Rodriguez holds Jodi at arm’s length from his heart, her self-confidence is a turn-on he can’t resist. Inviting old college buddy and future business partner Sam into their bed for one night was supposed to set free her wildest fantasy. Instead he finds the tables turned, forced to watch while Sam brings her to the height of ecstasy.

Now, Mark’s not so sure he wants to share his treasure…


Elyssa Papa said...

YAY!!! CONGRATS!!! You so deserve nabbing that #1 spot for MY IMMORTAL!

The Samhain recs sound great. I read the Sydney Somers one and really liked it. I don't think I've read the first two; I'll have to check my account.

And the upcoming one. Menage a trois . . . menage a oui for me. LOL.

Elyssa Papa said...

I obviously meant yes for menage a trois storyline, not something that I actually practice.

J.K. Coi said...

Ely, thanks!!

I've always wanted to try to write something more erotic, like a menage story but I think I need a lot more experience...perhaps writing experience, and perhaps other experience. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats on the award. Well-deserved! And that's a great selection of titles. I haven't had a chance to read any of them yet, but my list is getting longer!

Leah Braemel said...

Congrats on the win, JK.

Elyssa, LOL about your clarification. I did understand what you meant the first time. Thanks for including me on your blog, JK. It's still exciting to see my cover, and even more exciting to see it on someone else's blog!

J.K. Coi said...

I know what you mean, Leah. It's a purty thrill :)

Amy Ruttan said...


Maggie Robinson said...

Yayyayyay, Kris!