Friday, January 08, 2010

New Additions To The TBR Pile In December

The arrival of the New Year also brang more additions to the already heaping mountain of to be read titles. I know I sound like a broken record but I really do hope that in 2010 I read more from the pile than I add to it.

You Drive Me Crazy by Carole Matthews

Description: Falling in love can be a bumpy ride...

The last place Anna Terry expects to fall in love is in the waiting room of her divorce lawyer's office. But that's where she meets Nick Diamond and Cupid's arrow strikes...

Anna's had more than her fair share of heartache. Her first marriage ended before her pregnancy was over, and her second husband has disappeared, leaving her with two children and not a penny to her name. Nick's luck hasn't been any better: his wife has run off with the local butcher and his second-hand car dealership is in chaos.

When Anna gets a job as Nick's secretary, what starts as a mild flirtation soon accelerates into overdrive --- but that's before their ex-partners show up and they're all in for a bumpy ride.

Freudian Slip by Erica Orloff

Description: Everyone loves shock jock Julian Shaw....except the guy who shot him

The raunchy radio DJ expects the dark tunnel, white lights-even his late grandmother greeting him at the pearly gates. Instead, he gets a coma, a spirit guide named Gus and a pushy demon with a deal. His assignment: Kate Darby.

Kate Darby's best friend just stole her guy! Now she's losing her mind.

All she really wants to do is stay in mope mode, but it feels as if someone is watching her, whispering strange thoughts into her head, making her say and do things she would never normally consider. And it's actually making her life better!

Now Julian wants another change to prove he's a good guy. But he just might have to sell his soul to the devil to get it....

Fashion Slaves by Louise De Teliga

Description: What some people will do for a little Gucci is totally outrageous...

New York, New York. What a wonderful town. And what a cutthroat scene of designer divas, high-maintenance mannequins, and predatory groupies. Ex-model Josie Vaughn once belonged to the coveted inner circle. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-six, she's trying to claw her way back in as a fashion stylist.

Josie may not have money or a man, but she's got connections. Once known as "The Empress," the leggy Australian convinces world-renowned fashion photog Hamish Kent to let her style a shoot, despite the machinations of his venomous ex-wife / agent. But it's Hamish's oh-so-hunky - and straight! - assistant Marcus who really gives Josie a go.

Then there's fabulously rich socialite pal Priscilla Saunders, who takes Josie under her Chanel-clad wing and fixes her up on a blind date with sartorially challenged investment banker Andy Wyatt. Just what Priscilla was thinking, Josie has no idea, but Andy proves to be exactly the kind of friend a woman in Manolos needs when she keeps tripping over her psychotic, drug-addicted ex-fiance.

Josie's big break finally comes when she least expectgs it. Unfortunately, once she's back in the spotlight, there's no shortage of people willing to dish all her dirty little secrets. But this isn't Josie's first time at the Seventh Avenue rodeo --- and one should never underestimate a fashionista's ability to land on her stilettoed feet....

Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson


Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she’s a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn’t help.

Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie’s ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor’s contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.

She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it’s up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and–hopefully–live happily ever after.

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

Description: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

Born In Death by J.D. Robb

Description: Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for.

Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family-and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table-and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it-tingling runs up and down her spine.

Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve-and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost


It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all.

Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself -- and Bones -- from a fate worse than the grave.

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