01 January 2010
The book top 20 that rocked my shelves in 2009
1. Joey W Hill - A Witch’s Beauty
Mind-shattering orgasm, a violent argument, a harrowing revelation, and now food. Mina would never be a dull companion.
2. Shannon McKenna – Edge Of Midnight
Sean: “Do you want more?” he demanded […]
Liv: I think more might kill me.”
Sean: “Maybe,” he agreed. “But damn, what a way to go.”
3. Lora Leigh – Nauti Dreams
Quote Chaya about Natches:
He always looked like a dark avenging angel to her. But now, he looked like a savage warrior.
4. Lauren Dane - Laid Bare
I love you and I’m not leaving you. I love that you see me, all of me, and you embrace it. I’m free to be what I am. You get me Erin. In a way no one ever has. I love you, all of you. I want you to share with me because you trust me to protect you, to take the pain and bear part of it.
5. Nalini Singh - Angels’ Blood
Quote Elena to Ransom:
“Wow, hell froze over while I wasn’t looking. You care about her.”
”He dropped his arm. “I let her leave stuff at my place. Girly shit.”
6. Chris Owen – Bareback
Quote Tor to Jake:
“This time…this time I’m offering Jake, if you want me, I’m yours. Do anything I can for you, be everything you need. Give myself to you forever.”
7. Anne Bishop – Queen Of Darkness
Lucivar nodded. “She kept resisting because Eyrien females traditionally didn’t touch a warriors weapons. I told her if a male hurt her because she was too stubborn to learn how to defend herself, I’d beat the shit out of her. And she told me if I ever raised a hand to her, she’d gut me. I figured we were making progress.”
8. S.J. Day – Eve Of Darkness
Quote Cain to Eve
“If you’re looking for a buzz,” he bit out, “you won’t get one here.”
She paused mid movement.
“Your body doesn’t process alcohol – or any mind altering substance – the same way it used to.”
Her hand fell as a fist into the counter. [..]
“Are you saying I can’t get high?”
“You can orgasm from here to eternity,” he said roughly. “That high enough for you?”
“I’m happy to oblige.”
9. Diana Hunter – Secret Submission
So helpless she had looked, so frightened—and yet, she let the wanton side of her be exposed as Anton took Jill before her eyes. He knew then that she was the one he had searched for.
10. Annette McCleave – Drawn Into Darkness
Quote Rachel and Lachlan:
“Maybe you’re reading way too much into my visit. Maybe I’m just looking for sex.”
Encouraged by his subtle edge of anticipation in his stillness, Rachel added, “No strings attached, down and dirty, wild crazy monkey sex.”
A short breath hissed from his lips.
“Single moms don’t get out much, you know,” she went on, gaining momentum with every increasingly excited heartbeat. Nothing she knew about Lachlan was real…except the attraction. Maybe she was crazy, but salvaging something out of this train wreck – even if it was only the sexual romp she’d been imagining ever since she bumped into him in the stairwell – had tremendous appeal. She was tired of going to bed alone and unsatisfied. “It’s been a while since I had a screaming orgasm without the help of my vibrator.”
She heard him swallow, hard.
11. Nalini Singh – Blaze Of Memory
Something shifted between them the previous night – she could feel it deep within: a subtle tug, a bond barely formed.
But that wasn’t the change that distressed her.
Dev walked beside her, but gone was the man who kissed her with a passion that seared her soul. Only the director, hard, focused, unreadable remained.
12. Meredith Duran – Duke Of Shadows
There was so much to be said and asked between them. Being with her felt like charting the sea; there were marvels beneath, and they lured him, and he wondered whether he ever might reach the bottom.
13. Suzanne Brockmann – The Unsung Hero
“I thought you were in a hurry to get out of here tonight.” David said evenly. ”Me? No way. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be than right here, wearing my lovely little speedo, flexing my abs, playing superheroes with my new friend Mallory.”
14. Pamela Clare – Surrender
Quote Annie about Iain:
He was a big man, a rough man, a man who lived by the sword. But he saved her life, shown her kindness, even compassion. He fought as the leader of a Ranger company. Yet his words were those of a traitor. There was something about him that frightened her, and yet…something drew her to him, as well
15. Kresley Cole – Kiss Of A Demon King
Quote Rydstrom to Sabine:
In an incredulous tone he said, “You don’t know the meaning of virtue!”
“Of course I do – it means your thong must be white.”
16. Lorelei James – Long Hard Ride
She always acted tongue-tied whenever she got within licking distance of Colby and his equally sexy traveling buddy, Trevor Glanzer.
17. Jennifer Ashley – The Madness Of Lord Ian MacKenzie
“All of us are mad in some way.” Ian said. “I have a memory that won’t let go of details. Hart is obsessed with politics and money. Cameron is a genius with horses, and Mac paints like a god.”
18. Alyssa Day – Atlantis Unleashed
Where Conlan had given the impression of royal command, and Ven was all rough-and-ready warrior, something in this one’s eerie green glowing eyes and the harsh lines of his face spoke of dark deeds whispered in shadow alleys. This one would draw blood before you even knew you’d been cut, and he enjoyed doing it.
19. Karen Moning – Dreamfever
“You are the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen,” I tell him.
“You are perfect.”
He makes a strangled sound and mutters something about how I might seriously reconsider that at some point. I ignore it. He says many mystifying things. I ignore them all. I admire the prenatural grace of his body. Dark, strong, he pads like a great beast, muscles rippling. Black and crimson symbols cover much of his skin. It’s exotic, exciting. He is large. The first time I almost couldn’t take him. He fills me, sates me completely. Until he is no longer inside me and I am empty again.
20. C.L. Wilson – Queen Of Souls And Song
Spirit spun from his fingers in wild waves, and the river around them blazed with fiery light. Hands, teeth, tongues, lips, wings, talons, spirit bodies – both fey and Tairen – caressed and tormented her, claimed and plundered. Gone was the gentle lover. He poured out upon her his magic, his essence, the blazing need of his soul, the primal core of him that existed when all else was stripped away; pure, dominant, male energy, unyielding and fierce, aggressor and defender, protector and conqueror, the darkness to her light. Ours, his Tairen hissed. She is ours. Our mate. Our female. Our pride.
Elisabeth Naughton – Stolen Fury
Anna Campbell - Tempt The Devil
Lauren Dane - Coming Undone
Joey W Hill - A Mermaid's Kiss
Carrie Lofty - Scoundrel's Kiss
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