Posts Tagged With: Kensington Publishing

Book Review: The Tears of the Rose by Jeffe Kennedy

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Tears of the Rose
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #2
Hero/Heroine: Amelia & Ash
Genre: M/F Fantasy Romance
Length: 337 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Available at: Kensington PublishingAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.

Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…

Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Review: One Kiss More by Mandy Baxter

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: One Kiss More
Author: Mandy Baxter
Series: U.S. Marshalls #2
Heroine/Hero: Emma Ruiz/Landon McCabe
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 352 Pages
Publisher: Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Emma Ruiz knows her father is innocent. But that doesn’t help her convince the law—not even smoking hot U.S. Marshal Landon McCabe. When McCabe bangs on her door demanding information about how her cancer-stricken father escaped from federal prison, she’ll have to distract him somehow—it may as well be with a stolen kiss.

Landon gets why Emma isn’t saying all she knows. What he doesn’t understand is why he’s putting his reputation, his case, and his badge on the line for a gorgeous person of interest. Much as he’d love to, he can’t let Emma play him. The stakes are higher than either of them can guess. The only way to survive is to trust their instincts. But their instincts want more than one kiss…
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Taste of Chardonnay by Heather Heyford

Guest Reviewed by Ami

1Title: A Taste of Chardonnay
Author: Heather Heyford
Series: The Napa Wine Heiresses #1
Heroine/Hero: Chardonnay St. Pierre/Ryder McBride
Genre: MF Contemporary Romance
Length: 206 Pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Available at:  Kensington Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Chardonnay St. Pierre’s father is as infamous for his scandals as he is for his wine, and it’s up to Char to restore the family name. The Challenge, an elite charity competition held in Napa, seems like the perfect opportunity for the socialite to cement her image as a philanthropist. But all eyes—including Char’s—are on the Hollywood heartthrob who’s also entered the race…

Long before his face was splashed across the gossip magazines, Ryder McBride grew up in a working-class family in Napa. He knows all about the St. Pierre sisters and their notorious father, and when he learns he’ll be up against Char in The Challenge, he assumes the grape doesn’t fall far from the vine. But the more they get to know one another, the more they begin to realize that nothing pairs better with a heated rivalry than a healthy pour of flirtation…
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Simply Sexual by Kate Pearce

Reviewed by Heather C

22115058Title: Simply Sexual
Author: Kate Pearce
Series: House of Pleasure #1
Hero/Heroine: Valentin Sokorvsky/Sara Harrison
Genre: M/F Historical Romance; Erotica
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: April 29, 2014 (2nd edition)
Available at: Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Surrender to page-turning sensuality in the explosive first book in Kate Pearce’s House of Pleasure series. . .

Sexual Satisfaction

Ten years as a sex slave in a Turkish brothel left Lord Valentin Sokorvsky with an insatiable appetite for sex. Now the time has come for him to marry, but finding a woman who can satisfy his lustful desires proves a challenge. . .until he meets Sara and all he can think about is having her lie under his rock-hard body, begging him to taste and touch her. . .

Sensual Seduction

Sara Harrison knows she should be shocked and scandalized by Lord Sokorvsky’s bold advances, but instead she is secretly aroused by this sensual, seductive man. For beneath her calm and composed manner is a wanton woman who longs for a man’s intimate caress. She is most willing to be educated in the art of sensuality, to receive and give pleasure and to succumb to the wild desire that knows no limits. . .

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Reivew: The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy

Reviewed by Nikyta

The Mark of the Tala (Twelve Kingdoms, #1)Title: The Mark of the Tala
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #1
Hero/Heroine: Andi & Rayfe
Genre: M/F Fantasy
Length: 353 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Available at: Kensington Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Queen Of The Unknown

The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, heir to the kingdom. The youngest, the sweet beauty with her Prince Charming. No one says much about the middle princess, Andromeda. Andi, the other one.

Andi doesn’t mind being invisible. She enjoys the company of her horse more than court, and she has a way of blending into the shadows. Until the day she meets a strange man riding, who keeps company with wolves and ravens, who rules a land of shapeshifters and demons. A country she’d thought was no more than legend–until he claims her as its queen.

In a moment everything changes: Her father, the wise king, becomes a warlord, suspicious and strategic. Whispers call her dead mother a traitor and a witch. Andi doesn’t know if her own instincts can be trusted, as visions appear to her and her body begins to rebel.

For Andi, the time to learn her true nature has come. . . Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment