Sweater Weather – Autumn Preview

Is it just me or is there just not enough time in the day? The kids are back to school and perhaps for some people this means that they have more time but I feel like there is even less than during the dog days of summer. Or was I the only one reading at the soccer pitch when I was supposed to be watching? Anyway, enough excuses thankfully my carefully cultivated habit of walking and reading is coming in handy because I have found lately that I need every spare second to try and fit in my reading. Laugh all you want I have never run into anything yet, although now that I have said this.

Here’s a sampling of what you can look forward to seeing featured this fall…

HBHell’s Belle – Karen Greco                                                                    Half vampire, half human, Nina Martinez spent most of her life underground as part of an elite secret team of government agents that quietly take down rogue monsters, the human world none the wiser. She moves back to her hometown of Providence, RI to keep an eye on the recent uptick in supernatural activity, and to help run the bar she co-owns with her aunt.Her attempt at a “regular” life, not to mention a budding relationship with smoking hot FBI agent Max, is cut short because of a string of ritual murders targeting the city’s community of witches.

Hell’s Belle is definitely one for Jeaniene Frost‘s  Night Huntress series fans, especially now with the series wrap up coming in 2014.

RTDReleasing the Dragon – Stacie Simpson                                   Serafina Leroux has always dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. When she responds to a mysterious invitation to the dance auditions at Myths and Legends she not only gets a shot at her dream job, she also meets a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome stranger whose every touch consumes her with desire.
Donovan Drake is the charismatic owner of Myths and Legends known around the world as Dragon. His roguish good looks make him one of the most sought after bachelors alive, but only one woman can satisfy his carnal needs and the beast that shares his soul.
When Dragon and Serafina come together their passion ignites and she is drawn into his world where myths and legends are very real and danger lurks around every corner.

IHDIn Her Dreams – Katherine Givens                                                  Evangeline Vernon is a woman on the verge of spinsterhood — until the prim and proper Duke of Manchester steps in. Her family is pleased with the match, but the duke is not the passionate man Evangeline craves. Her heart belongs to an alluring, golden-haired gentleman, perfect in every way…except one: he doesn’t exist.Angela Vernon is everything a proper, well-brought-up woman should be. She knows her place and understands society’s expectations — which include not being jealous of her sister and not coveting her sister’s suitor. But how can she bear the heartache of watching the only man she loves marry not only her sister, but a woman who doesn’t see past his exterior to the man he is beneath?

AIWIYAll I Want Is You – Elizabeth Anthony                                            An innocent girl 1920                                                              Seventeen-year-old Sophie is a scullery maid at a large country house, Belfield Hall, but what she truly desires is to dance on stage in London.                                                              Caught up in a dangerous game                        Glamorous Lady Beatrice offers her assistance, though not without an ulterior motive. A new heir – the seductively handsome Lord Ashley – is about to arrive at the Hall: a man that Beatrice will do anything to ensnare…even if she has to exploit her young maid.

Downton Abbey

All I Want Is You will appeal to all those Downton Abbey fans out there and if you want to truly go retro there is always Upstairs Downstairs the PBS classic to be considered. If you are not familiar with one or both I would highly recommend adding them to your “to be viewed” list.

The title logo for the series

novaksmokecoverThrough the Smoke – Brenda Novak                                                      Riches. Power. An ancient heritage of pride. The Earl of Druridge wanted only for an heir. So when he learned that his wife was carrying another man’s child, he was filled with a thirst for vengeance. But he wasn’t the one who caused Katherine’s death. Or was he? To his horror, he remembers nothing of that dreadful night, when their last shocking confrontation ended in scorching flame and cold blood.

Jane Eyre (2011 film)

If the wait for mid-October’s release of Through the Smoke is too long for those of you like me who need immediate gratification or at least some sort of distraction while waiting, perhaps now is the time to reread Jane Eyre available through the Kindle or Kobo sites for no charge or watch one of the film adaptations. I recommend the 2011 version with  Michael Fassbender it’s truly splendid, true to the original plot and just visually stunning overall.

becomingnadia_333X500Becoming NADIA – Cyrus Keith                                                            There’s only one thing that pretty, popular TV reporter Nadia Velasquez is missing: her memory from before the explosion that killed everyone else in the room, including the President of Nigeria. But from the moment she meets FBI agent Jon Daniels, all hell breaks loose. Friends turn into deadly enemies overnight, and no one can be truly trusted.

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