Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cover of the Week - Between the Sea and Sky

Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore  
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Page Count: 352

For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. Then Dosinia runs away to the mainland, and Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

This book comes out in October so keep your eyes peeled! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Borrowed Scot

A Borrowed Scot by Karen Ranney - Kindle edition 
Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc.
Publication Date: March 10th
Page Count: 384

Description from Goodreads
Veronica MacLeod knows nothing about the man who appears from nowhere to prevent her from committing the most foolish and desperate act of her life. Recently named Lord Fairfax of Doncaster Hall, the breathtaking, secretive stranger agrees to perform the one act of kindness that can rescue the Scottish beauty from scandal and disgrace--by taking Veronica as his bride.

Journeying with Montgomery Fairfax to his magnificent estate in the Highlands, Veronica knows deep in her heart that this is a man she can truly love--a noble soul, a caring and passionate lover whose  touch awakens feelings she's never before known. Yet there are ghosts in Montgomery's past that haunt him still. Unless Veronica can somehow unlock the enigma that is her new husband, their powerful passion could be undone by the sins and sorrows of yesterday. 

Veronica has a Gift. she can feel what other people are feeling. She decides to try and find some answers and finds herself drugged and in a very dangerous situation. That's where Montgomery comes in to save her from a terrible fate. When her rescuer returns her to her uncles home, she is thought to be ruined and is kicked out. With no where to go Montgomery takes her in and decides he has to marry her to save her, again.

Karen Ranney delivers another thoroughly satisfying novel. I liked the characters and the story. I wish that Veronica and Montgomery had come together sooner emotionally, though I can understand why they didn't as they both had some ghosts from their pasts to overcome. Witty dialog and hot sex scenes...what more could a girl ask for?