Thursday, June 24, 2010

Weekly Finds 6/24/110

Twenty Boy SummerDark DeceptionsDark Deceptions by Dee Davis

From the back of the book:  Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he ever loved.  Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace.  Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.

Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists.  The price for his life?  Assassinate a UN ambassador.  When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control.  Their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.

His Majesty's DragonHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

From the electronic description:  The first volume in the critically acclaimed Temeraire series.

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.  When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweep Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with an extraordinary creature.  Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as a master of the dragon Temmeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.  For as France's own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte's boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism by fire.

Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell
From the electronic description:  When Candice's in-laws died in a car accident eight months ago, she lost her husband Ian too.  After only two years of marriage their guilt and pain haven left them living together but apart.  During Ian's month-long trip overseas, Candice places to decide if her marriage can be saved, but when the first man she ever loved is the new client at work, she wonders what she truly wants from life and love.

The SeasonThe Season by Sarah MacLean

From the electronic description:  Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued - in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own.  Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London.  Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe respectable, and wealthy.  But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.

When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, to uncover the truth.  But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process?  In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possible have time to worry about finding a husband?  Romance abounds as this year's season begins!

Twenty Boy Summer
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

From the electronic description:  According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meed one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.  Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie - she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

I really enjoy Novik, such a cool world :D