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TBR Thursday #9

Published 24/03/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
It’s thursday, so time for TBR Thursday hosted by Book Love Blog
I recieved three books this week:
Steam and Sorcery
Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she’s ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery…
It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lass will do what she must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins…

Forced to watch her mother burned at the stake and separated from her siblings in the aftermath, Jessie Taskill is similarly gifted, ripe with a powerful magic that must stay hidden. Until one night when she’s accused by a rival, and Jessie finds herself behind prison walls with a roguish priest unlike any man of the cloth she has known.

In reality, Gregor Ramsay is as far from holy as the devil himself, but his promise of freedom in return for her services may be her salvation. Locked into a dubious agreement, Jessie resents his plan to have her seduce and ruin his lifelong enemy. But toying with Gregor’s lust for her is enjoyable, and she agrees to be his pawn while secretly intending to use him just as he is using her

Regency England stands defiant against Napoleon.

But battles among men mean little to those who live forever – especially when the Dracule are waging their own war.

Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother’s war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

Her first searing encounter with Giordan brands them with a passionate love. But Giordan’s vow to help Narcise escape her brother’s rule is followed by a betrayal more agonizing than sunlight.

Wounded but determined, Narcise ensnares vampire hunter Chas Woodmore in her quest for revenge and to reclaim her life. He wants her, worships her, will kill for her. And the Dracule never forget a wrong – nor do they forgive.

So that’s it for me this week! 

Review: The vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason

Published 18/03/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               The vampire Voss
Author:          Colleen Gleason
Pages:             380
Catagory:      Paranormal Romance

The story:

Regency London – a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men. 

But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer’s own. 

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member the Dracule – a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls – the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral … until Angelica. 

Angelica Woodmore possess the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger – for her body and her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him – to protect her. 

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica … but this vampire never backs down from a fight

The view of a book addict:

I had a little trouble getting into this book, it took me a little time to get to know all the characters and how they were related. But from the moment I met everyone and knew their role in the book I loved it.
This book combines two of my most favourite subjects in books: London and Vampires. For me it’s the perfect combination, throw in a little romance and my day is made. The story has a really good storyline and there weren’t any characters I got bored with during the book. They each had their own story to tell.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great paranormal romance book, with a good dose of history and vampires. This book grows on you and from the moment it gets you it won’t let you go!

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Teaser Tuesday #8

Published 15/03/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

It’s Thursday again so time for another Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading! Here is how it works:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
And here is my Teaser for this week:

Having been alive for more than a hundred forty years, he’d seen his share of fashions come and go and some of them had been horrific. Thak the Fates that the wigs and long, swinging coats had been in fashion during all of the upheavel around Charles II had given way to shirts and neckcloths and pantaloons.

Taken from the Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason

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