The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss is a magical love story with all its ups and downs told from each of their perspectives in an accordion-style book. If you read from one direction you get Brendan’s story and if you start from the other you’ll get Evelyn’s point of view.
The Lady Risks All, by veteran storyteller Stephanie Laurens, offers a rich historical romance set during the Regency with a few familiar faces from her Cynster series. A woman raised in strict society finds herself fascinated by the king of London’s underground gaming society.
Lori Foster created a strong group of men in her “Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor” series including the heart of their clandestine operations, Chris—researcher, coordinator, technical support, and clean up. But while Foster’s hooked up all her agents, Chris has never felt comfortable revealing their secrets to the man he’s most interested in. Check out Chris’ story in this eBook release only novella, What Chris Wants.
In the realm of paranormal romance, J. R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Brotherhood” (starting with Dark Lover) has gotten rave reviews. This has sarcastic, funny, and honorable warriors as well as action, suspense and an overarching plot that made me grab up the rest of the series.
In her debut, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, Cassandra Rose Clarke offers a subtle story about the changing relationship between the daughter of a roboticist and his android research assistant…from tutor to trusted friend and beyond.
And for fans of erotic romance try The Theory of Attraction, a trio of novellas led by the steamy title story and Romantic Times 2012 Book of the Year nominee by Delphine Dryden. Lessons in social skills for her rocket scientist neighbor take a decidedly steamy turn when Camilla realizes Ivan can teach her a number of interesting things as well.
Do you have favorites you’d suggest? Let us know!
- Jessica T., Public Services Head at CADL Downtown Lansing