04 June 2010

Pearl's cheerleading for Carina Press & Bookcase winner.

The buzz surrounding the new e-Publisher Carine Press has been an 8.0 on the Richter scale in romance land and many readers are eager to dive in to the catalog of this publisher and find out if the buzz is justified. Of course I’ve been hearing about Carina Press but it is Pearl who made me more aware of the incredible authors and books that are going to be released. Every time I talk to her she has this excitement in her voice that is hard to resist. Now she has taken her excitement a step further and has organized a Carina Press Week on her blog. It is going to be packed with interviews, reviews, guestblogs and Monday, June 7th, Angela James is going to kick-off this week with a guestpost. I would say; “Grab the button, buzz around and join Pearl and various authors in the celebration for the launch of Carina Press.” You can find the HTML code for this button on the right sidebar!

Of course all that talk with Pearl about the releases from Carina Press made me take a look at their catalog and for sure I found titles that I just need to have and got my panties in a twist. Pearl, my book addiction stirrs each time I talk to you *wink* which means in extension that you're sooooo bad for my CC/bookbudget *devious grin*

The Panther's Lair
Bishop, Esmerelda
Carina Press
Pub Date: 06/28/2010
ISBN: 9781426890307
Genre: Erotica, Literature & Fiction, Romance

Men are only good for one thing.

Sydney Chase may have sworn off relationships-but she still has needs. So she heads to the Panther's Lair in search of sex: no strings, no emotions. The club owner, dark, mysterious Raimond Decoudreau, is exactly what she's looking for-his French accent alone makes her hot. Fortunately, his mouth has other sinful talents, as well...

After just one night with Sydney, Raimond knows she's his. And when the time is right, when she loves him in return, he'll reveal his deepest secret. For now, he'll enjoy pleasuring her in the most intimate of ways.

But when Sydney's life is threatened, Raimond's instincts take control, and she gets a glimpse at the beast within...

Salome at Sunrise
Kelley, Inez
Carina Press
Pub Date: 06/21/2010
ISBN: 9781426890253
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Bryton Haruk sets out on a suicide mission to stop the bloodthirsty Skullmen from terrorizing the war-weary Land of Eldwyn. Consumed by guilt over the death of his wife, Bryton seeks revenge and reunion in the afterlife with his lost love. His purpose is determined, his bravery unmatched, until the queen casts a spell to save Bryton from himself.

Salome is that spell. A bird-shifter, she can harness the earth's breeze and take the form of a beautiful, innocent woman. Her challenge is to harness Bryton's pain and guide him to peace. She entrances and irritates him, tempting Bryton from his mission. Even as he gives in to the passion between them, Bryton insists on mounting a solo attack on the brigands' compound, and Salome fears her love won't be enough to save him...

Savage Sanctuary
Barbary, Jacqueline
Carina Press
Pub Date: 06/21/2010
ISBN: 9781426890215
Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sexy bad boy shapeshifter Michael O'Dare grew up on the streets. When government soldiers finally captured and imprisoned him, he became a lab rat and a collared slave, never again allowed to be human. His escape allowed him to return to human form, and head for freedom in the Western Territories.

Robert Hamilton-Scott had lived by the code "you're careful, or you're caught" for too long to take chances now. The one risk he takes in his carefully controlled life is offering temporary shelter to shifters on the run like Michael.

Robert knows it's definitely not safe to want the sexy renegade he's giving sanctuary to-passion is dangerous for a shapeshifter. As the soldiers close in he must choose between the careful life he's built or life on the run with the man who has captured his heart.

Liberty Starr
Grant, Rebecca E.
Carina Press
Pub Date: 06/14/2010
ISBN: 9781426890178
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Rafe had never met a truly irresistible woman, until he met Liberty.

Libby has the kind of beauty that comes on slow-strikes a guy the longer he looks. And Rafe sure is having a fine time looking, and touching, and loving Liberty Starr.

The only problem is that Rafe is pretending to be just another cowboy down on his luck. Working for the FBI, he's come to Stone Hill, Colorado, to investigate the man Libby loves like a father.

He was just another cowboy.

Free-spirited Libby offers him a job and a place to stay. Together they spark like wildfire, their intense passion filling their days and nights. But Rafe is only in town for the summer, and while Liberty is willing to risk her heart, secrets threaten any possibility of a future together...

The Bloodgate Guardian
Burkhart, Joely Sue
Carina Press
Pub Date: 06/14/2010
ISBN: 9781426890154
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Worlds within worlds await through the Maya Bloodgate...

Dr. Jaid Merritt doesn't do digs. The last time she ventured into the jungle, someone died. Now she'scontent to decipher Maya glyphs from pictures sent to her by her famous archaeologist father. But when he goes missing while trying to perform a ritual based on her translations of an ancient codex, Jaid must put aside her fears and travel to Guatemala to find him.

After misusing the Bloodgates to bring his twin brother back from the afterlife, the Maya priest known as Ruin was cursed by the gods to stand as the guardian for all time. He was unable to stop Dr. Charles Merritt from opening the gates, and now demons roam this world. The last thing he wants to do is hurt the beautiful woman who is somehow infused with his magic, but if she uses the codex to retrieve her father, Ruin must do his duty. And this time, he won't fail. Even if it kills him. Again.

Do you all see now why Pearl is so excited?! And this is just a handful of titles they’re offering! You can request 37 titles via NetGalley to review.

Now on to some other important news for those who have participated in the bookcase giveaway. Random.org rolled the dice again and see here, a winner YAY

CSN Bookcase winner is

~drumroll please~

Comment #14……..

Nicole YAY

Congratulations Nicole, contact me with your addy and I’ll get the info to CSN immediately :) 

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  1. I'm also pretty excited about Carina Press and already downloaded some galleys.

    I'm right now reading "Fatal Affair" by Marie Force and it's great.
    And I can definitely recommend "A panthers lair" and "Consent to the Cowboy".

  2. I'm definitely looking forward to reading these books.

    I'm about halfway through Sea of Suspicion by Toni Anderson. It's good!

  3. @Sabrina - Í can't read adobe/epub on my e-reader so Net Galley isn't an option right now :S So I have to buy my novels, which isn't a hardship of course but my bookbudget is giving of warning signals and we're only 4 days in to June LOL

    @Ames - I'm so glad you are enjoying a CP novel!! I'm hearing many postive sounds from many Carina Press releases :)

  4. Ohyes, I'm excited about CP too! Especially since they have m/m romances as well. Savage Sanctuary is one of the three that are on my ereader already! :)

    Congrats, Nicole!

  5. Those books sound good. I want to read Leah Braemel's Texas Tangle.

    Congrats Nicole

  6. Looking at everything that is out there in the dead-tree format and me still ogling all those lovely books that have to earn their space on my shelves, how on earth can I go and ogle eBooks knowing the boundaries and limitations of bookshelves are swiped away, taken place for my umpteenth GB drive, NOOOO you girls cannot do this to me.....

    I'm hiding away under the covers and not seeing all these great posts about Carina Press.... honestly.... owhhhh shooks... too late I'm hooked....

    Pearl & Leontine you wicked WICKED girls!!!!!!!

  7. I found several books I can't wait to get my hands on from Carina. So great to have another e-press to support.

  8. Oh, yeah...I'll have to check their catalog, too.

    Hey, Congrats Nicole. WTG! Now you can fill up your shelves with lovely treasures!!

  9. OOOOOOO I'll have to go check them out thanks for the heads up hon!

    And Big Congrats Nicole!!!!!! :)


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