Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stock Up Saturday Reviews

Sorry for the delay in getting today's reviews posted. I'm having internet access issues. Hope you all enjoy this month's Stock Up Saturday reviews. Gannon, thanks for introducting me to two new-to-me authors and two books I'll definitely be adding to my buy list!
~PJ





Aching For Always
By Gwyn Cready
Publisher: Pocket
Release Date: September 28, 2010


Josephine “Joss” O’Malley has been running her mother’s map-making company for years, trying desperately to keep it afloat. Her fiancĂ©, Rogan Reynolds has been a help, since his company bought out Joss’s late father’s company, but she’d rather not ask for another loan, even if Rogan will soon be her husband. One night in an alley near her office, Joss stumbles into a man who emerges out of nowhere from a shower of sparks, and her destiny takes a turn she could never have imagined.

Hugh Hawksmoor has traveled three hundred years into the future to right the wrongs that Joss’s father, Alfred Brand, caused when he traveled to the past. But even more important to Hugh is that he avenge the death of his brother who was murdered by Brand. Attraction and desire surround Hugh and Joss like mist from the sea, but that may not be enough to undo all the damage from the past. Joss has the map that Hugh has come to find, but they must journey back to the past together to make things right. Will they find love and happiness in the 18th or the 21st century?

RITA award winning author Gwyn Cready takes readers on a fast-paced time-travel adventure fraught with danger and suspense and tempered with humor and romance.

~ Gannon

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Goddess of Legend
By P.C. Cast
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: December 7, 2010


Isabel is a jaded photojournalist who has gone back home to Oklahoma to recharge her batteries and hopefully find inspiration again. When her car plunges off a bridge into a lake, she is on the edge of death, until she is saved by the Water Goddess. The price of her life is a favor that the goddess wants: for Isabel to travel back in time to Camelot and seduce Lancelot, taking him away from Queen Guinevere. Isabel thinks this is all too weird for words, but she agrees. After all, Lancelot is supposed to be incredibly handsome, so seducing him shouldn’t be such a hardship, right?

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the first person that Isabel meets is the tall, dark, incredibly sexy King Arthur. Mesmerized by his magnetic personality and his beautiful deep green eyes, Isabel feels like she is the one who is in danger of being seduced. Compared to Arthur, Lancelot is a mere boy, albeit an attractive one. But Isabel knows she must keep her bargain with the goddess, even as she loses her heart to a king.

This is my first P.C. Cast book, but it most definitely won’t be the last. One of Cast’s Goddess Summoning books, Goddess of Legend is charming, witty and romantic. Pick up a copy and lose yourself in the legend of Camelot….and get swept off your feet by a king.

~ Gannon


One lucky commenter will win a copy of Aching For Always by Gwyn Cready. The winner will be chosen by random.org. Good luck, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. One of these days I'm going to read a Gwyn Cready book. They sound so good! Thanks for the great reviews, Gannon!

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  2. Andrea, I've always loved time travels, and those are Gwyn Cready's specialty. And P.C. Cast's Goddess series is the same. Great books!

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  3. I keep hearing good things about Gwyn's book, but haven't been able to find it. Sounds really good too.

    Melissa
    jedisakora@msn.com

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  4. I keep hearing such good things about Gwyn's books. I have to read one. Thanks for the great reviews.

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  5. I've enjoyed two of Gwyn Cready's books. This one looks good, too.

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  6. I have not read any books by either of these authors but I will be adding them to my must have list they sound great
    Thanks

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  7. Melissa, now that I've read this book of Gwyn's (my first), I'll be looking for her backlist.

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  8. Danielle, I'm so glad I finally read one of Gwyn's book and look forward to enjoying more.

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  9. LSUReader, which books have you read? I'll definitely be looking for the rest of Gwyn's books.

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  10. Helen, I hope you enjoy them both when you have a chance to read them.

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  11. My first thought after reading the excerpts was, "Ooooooh, sounds interesting!" I'll be adding them to my wish list! :)

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  12. I'd tried once to win this book on other blog before. The reviews and excerpts hooked me. So please enter me in :)

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  13. I've actually never read a time travel book, so I'll have to check out Aching for Always. Thanks for the reviews, Gannon!

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  14. Gwyn Cready's book looks great. I love time travel books and books where the characters find that revenge is not always as satisfactory when it might hurt someone they care for.

    I love P. C. Cast and cannot wait to read Goddess of Legend and the new House of Night book Awakened coming out in January.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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  15. Wow, these sound great, I haven't read either writer as well. You all always suggest and review such great books!

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  16. Monica, I'm glad the reviews intrigued you enough to add the books to your list. :-)

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  17. Mariska, your name is on the list. Good luck!

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  18. Trisha, time travel romances are so much fun. I hope you enjoy it.

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  19. Stephanie, I can't wait to read more from both authors. It looks like I'll have quite a few books to glom from their backlists, especially P.C. Cast.

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  20. You all always suggest and review such great books!

    Karyn, I'm so glad you think so. That makes us very happy!

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  21. Both books look great. I already have Gwyn Cready's books on my TBB list.

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  22. They both look different and I haven't read either author yet.

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  23. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm an author as well as a voracious reader. May I post a comment?

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  24. I love time travel books. I have been wanting to read Gwyn Cready's new one. I made sure we had P. C. Cast's books on the shelf of the library, but have never had the time to read them. The are very popular.

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  25. Sheree, I'm sure you'll enjoy Gwyn's book.

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  26. Maureen, if you have a chance to read either book, I think you'll enjoy them.

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  27. Trish, of course you can post a comment. Authors, readers...we love you all!

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  28. Librarypat, how wonderful that you make sure the library has the "right" books. ;-)

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