Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Books Ahoy

Today, I want to highlight two books.  The first is by Joely Sue Burkhart.  The novel is called Golden.
Here's a brief description: 
Bred for him…and for his bed.
Golden-eyed Jin has spent her life preparing to be the Emperor’s consort. She knows her destiny is to serve the Emperor by indulging the dark desire that he has buried deep inside his heart—the desire to give pain.
Only she can take the pain he yearns to give, and transform it into the most unimaginable pleasure. But to enjoy all the Emperor can give her, she must survive assassination attempts from those who would keep them apart.
Seducing the Emperor is risky…but it’s the only way to fulfill her destiny

Feel free to read A Buckeye Girl Reads review of Golden here.

Just the description alone had me interested...very interested.

Next, I picked this because I happened to like the book cover.  I must admit, I am a sucker for an eye catching book cover.  It is called Somber Island by T. Lynne Tolles.

Here's a detailed description:
Phoebe MacIntire, who is a servant to her father and sisters in her own house in Scotland in 1855, is an ordinary girl, with no big dreams for the future. She's perfectly happy in her humble life, with her cot in the basement and her little garden in the backyard. But when her father up and sends her to Newfoundland to be the lifelong servant to Lord Jacobs, she finds her life gets turned upside down.

Her journey across the Atlantic to her new home is long, scary and very unpleasant. When she arrives at the manor on a small island, she finds the beautiful place abandoned and only a note waits for her explaining her duties, the strange dietary requirements, and sleeping habits of her new master.

The very first night in her new home she's haunted in her dreams by a woman who clearly does not want her there and a strange blue-eyed man-wolf creature that follows the woman. Her dreams become more and more violent and mysteries start to be uncovered about a woman who was killed in a fire on the island, a creature that preys on anyone that comes to the island and a love story gone wrong that dates back over a hundred and twenty two years.

Join Phoebe as she explores the past, delving into witchcraft, and vampirism to help a brother save another from a life of sadness and misconception, making some amazing and surprising friends along the way.

Erotic emperors and nocturnal masters...interesting conondrums for these protagonists.




4 comments:

  1. Golden is excellent :) But then Joely usually writes my kind of crack, LOL. Hope you enjoy it.

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  2. My apologies for the delay in response. Been a busier day than expected. I've got this on my "gotta have" list because it sounds like a must read.

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  3. Golden caught my eye on the Carina page a couple of weeks ago. It's out next week, right?

    The other books sounds good too.

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  4. Yes, Shelley. It releases on August 29th. Very excited.

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