Happy Feral Friday–where my wild and out-of-control TBR pile gets pared down and passed along. First, thanks to all of you who stopped by this week to read and comment on JACKSON SQUARE! The story will be up on the site through Sunday.
Sunday, when I might just have a big announcement to make…
Okay, so here’s what’s up for grabs today. A four-book bundle to a commenter who simply has to tell me which of the four books looks most appealing. How easy is that? Winners will be announced on Sunday. And here we go:
KISS OF STEEL, by Bec McMaster (September 2012, Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it’s the last safe haven. But at what price? Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It’s been said he faced down the Echelon’s army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he’s been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal. When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She’s so…innocent. He doesn’t see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he’s been seeking. (ARC)
LADY AND HER MAGIC, by Tammy Falkner (September 2012, Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed…Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency’s glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she’s bound for trouble…And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking…The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the enchanting and distinctly scandalous Sophia. Between her streak of magical mischief and his penchant for scandal, they’re about to take rule-breaking to a whole new level. (ARC)
IMMORTAL SURRENDER, by Claire Ashgrove (October 2012, Tor)
Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him. Ordered by the
archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her. As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice—his heart. (ARC)
childhood. Azazel wants her, as well as the Veronica, and his chosen minion is her brother. Her hope lies with immortal Templar Knight Lucan. Her life depends on oaths she knows nothing about. For countless centuries, Lucan of Seacourt has lived with the knowledge that his brother killed their family. Now, as Azazel’s darkness eats away at his soul, old betrayal stirs suspicion. He trusts no one. Not even the seraph who can heal his dying spirit. With the fate of the Almighty hanging in the balance, Lucan must find faith in something more terrifying than the dark lord’s creations. He must learn to believe his heart.
I really REALLY want to read the Curse of the Templars books by Claire Ashgrove but since I’m working on a “secret project” involving the Templars, I don’t want to read any other fiction involving them. Instead, I’m passing them on to you! So….which floats your boat the most?