What's on My Radar? Episode 4

DARK HARVEST by Anitra Lynn McLeod

Releases April 27, 2010

Genre: Erotic Fantasy Romance

To be a Harvester is to exist with pain that should be pleasure and desire bound by duty. Until one who can spark a change meets the perfect mate. Now he needs only to convince her-one shattering climax at a time...

Harvester Sterlave of Gant knows his mission: initiate all the virgins of the season and choose a bondmate from among them. The one he selects is perfect, both physically and politically-she is, after all, the empress's daughter. Kasmiri, however, has other ideas. She wanted to be chosen by Sterlave's best friend, Chur, who instead rebelled by selecting a mere servant girl! Kasmiri knows she now must submit to Sterlave-although she doesn't have to like it...

But Kasmiri soon realizes she more than likes Sterlave's sensual attentions. A man like no other, Sterlave is a warrior who satisfies her deepest physical needs, even as he strives to win her heart...

Thoughts: I've never read or heard of this author before, but the cover grabbed my eye and then the blub stole my undivided attention.


Releases May 4, 2010

Genre: Contemporary Romance

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is the quintessential women's novel— but many men love it, too! When marine biologist Cassie Boulton and Calder Westing III, a modern-day Mr. Darcy, share one passionate night by the sea, Cassie thinks she may have found her happy ending. But with devastating secrets from the past and Calder's family determined to keep them apart, Calder tells her about his feelings the only way she'll let him—by rewriting her favorite book, featuring the two of them as Darcy and Elizabeth.

Thoughts: I absolutely love the sound of this novel. A man who loves PRIDE & PREJUDICE? This I gotta read to believe.


Releases June 8, 2010

Genre: Historical Romance

Two years ago, dashing Captain Samuel Breedlove disappeared without a word. But he's resurfaced in London a wealthy man, only to discover his fiancée planning to wed another. Now Samuel needs to restore his good name and expose a villain--and tempting, temptable Cilla seems an ideal accomplice.

Priscilla Burke knows the marriage of her charge, Annabelle Bailey, to the Earl of Raventhorpe must be perfect. It would be madness for her to even consider doing anything that would mar this beautiful day and destroy her fledgling career as a wedding planner. Why then is she so drawn to this irresistible stranger who insists she help him sabotage the impending affair?

But a proper lady’s desire is nothing to toy with. And a man whose character has been questioned cannot allow himself to dream of happily ever after. This not-so-innocent seduction may have unforeseen consequences…

Thoughts: The cover is absolutely striking. I haven't read this author before and while the plot doesn't sound all that original, I can see myself picking it up as an impulse buy.

MY LADY'S PLEASURE by Olivia Quincy

Releases July 6, 2010

Genre: Erotic Historical Romance

Lady Georgiana Vernon, daughter of the Earl of Eastley, and Jeremy Staunton, youngest son of a viscount, have an unconventional relationship-at least for the upper crust in 1895. They meet publicly as friends, and privately as lovers. It's an arrangement that allows Georgiana the sexual freedom she desires-and continues to indulge in-as a guest at Penfield, where the most sought-after names in the country gather for Lord Laughlin's annual masquerade ball.

Then Georgiana initiates a torrid affair with the sexy landscape architect working at Penfield. She sees it as nothing more than a harmless but pleasurable indulgence. But when the relationship is discovered she becomes the target of increasingly malicious threats. During the night of the masquerade ball, these intimidations will come to a dangerous head, as the men in Georgiana's life reveal their own secret desires.

Thoughts: Again, another book that caught my eye with its cover. The blurb sounds more like an erotic thriller than romance but its definitely got my attention.

INSATIABLE by Lauren Dane

Releases July 6, 2010

Genre: Erotic Futuristic Romance

Desire is the most dangerous sensation of all.

With tensions between the Federation and Imperial ‘Verses rising, one woman may hold the key to victory. The dangerous mission to smuggle her out of Imperial Territory falls to Daniel Haws and his team, the ultra secret Phantom Corps. This elite squad of the Federation Military is the only one trusted and skilled enough to remove her from under the watchful eye of her father, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial ‘Verses.

Carina is used to wearing a mask. Her father and his men think her little more than a pretty prize to be won by a man more ruthless than the rest. When he announces his intention to marry her to one of his henchmen, a man known for his cruelty, Carina knows she has to move as soon as possible to get out. But getting secret information to the Federation has served her well for years and she appeals to them for help.

She expected rescue from a man who’d been her enemy. But she wasn’t prepared for just how intense her attraction to Daniel Haws would be. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive–by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irresistible, and insatiable…

Thoughts: Hello! Is that not the hottest cover? Nuff said.


Barbara said...

GAWD I am IN LOVE with Lauren Dane's cover . Are you kidding me? *drool*

Cecile said...

I have stalked, drooled, stalked and drooled all over Lauren Dane's cover... are you kidding me!!! And those others... I absolutely love those... The woman, the man... the emotion you can see.. and Dark Harvest.. I have to take a second look at that one! And you are right, the blurb has gained my undivided attention too, lol!!

Hope you have a great weekend hon!
Thanks for sharing!!!

INCiDeNT said...

I've seen Lauren Dane's Insatiable cover around. ;) Totally drool-worthy.

Am lovin' the sound of Dark Harvest! *Adds it to my TBR list.* Thanks, chicka.

Also - Where the hell do you keep finding all these titles?!!! *Strictly awe-filled tone.* Don't worry... I won't tell. *wink*

VampFanGirl said...

Barbara! Besides the washboard abs, sculpted arms, and luscious lips - I'm so LOVIN' the beard!!! Gawd, I think its super sexy. I've been trying to get my husband to grow a beard but all he'll do for me is the goat with light scruff on his cheeks. Sigh...



Hi Cecile!!

Between you, me and Barbara, my blog is getting soaked! LOL!

Oh gawd, doesn't DARK HARVEST sound good?? I'm really dying for this one.



Hey Incident!!

My secret is that I have waaaaaaaay too much time on my hands. LOL! That's all that it is and I spend that time scouring the web for my little precious cover gems. *wink*


Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

My Lady's Pleasure looks very interesting, but the author doesn't have a website :(

Again, where do you find these books? I am in awe of your pimping skills.

VampFanGirl said...

KB! I know! I was really bummed too that Olivia Quincy doesn't have a website. What's up with that anyway??? Not cool.

My book pimping skills? Hell, girl, I think you're the most pimptastic cover pimp of all time! I stalk your blog for those posts because I'm a cover whore and I'll be the first to admit it. ;)


Mandi said...

The Lauren Dane cover is one of my absolute favorites! I can't wait to see inside the pages ;)

Sophie Renwick said...

OH, I HAVE to get that book about the guy who re-writes Pride and Prejudice! I told my husband at lunch about it and he gagged--my poor hubby has been forced to watch endless versions of it, and scarily, he can pretty much repeat Darcy's proposal speech word for word... :0

And Dark Harvest....intrigued...very intrigued.

and you know I totally rely on your radar!

Caitlin said...

I just spent the last few minutes staring at Lauren Dane's cover. Yummy! Seriously considering sending the pic to my hubby to maybe give him some motivation.

Also looking forward to The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice. Sounds good!

VampFanGirl said...

Hey Mandi!

I'm so licking that Dane cover!

Hugs, VFG


Hey Sophie!!

LOL! You force your husband to watch P&P variations?! You crack me up. That's awesome. Obviously your husband is more trainable than mine. LOL!



Hi Caitlin!

Gawd, your thoughts are so in sync with mine, that it's scary. ;)

Hugs, VFG

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Every time I see the cover to Insatiable, I'm like a mouse caught in the stare of cat. I can't look away. And I don't want to look away. Gorgeous!

Renee said...

I can't wait for Insatiable! And, I'm not always a fan of mantitty covers, but boy, that cover can make me a convert! Bea-u-ti-ful!

Jess said...

OH man another Harvester book? This is awesome. There's another book that deals with Harvesters, that I bought at a book sale. When I remember the title of it I'll come back I just wanted to be all happy!

Tricia said...

I'll be looking for Dark Harvest sounds good and Insatiable mhmm I lust after all her covers!!

Erotic Horizon said...

A few months of pleasure ahead for you...

They all sound scrumptious...


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