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20th November 2012 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Sophie Littlefield
Blood Bond (Joe Bashir, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US & CA: 20th November 2012)
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Sexy Pakistani-American Detective Joe Bashir is called to a crime scene in the wealthy foothills of California, where politically ambitious Bryce Engler’s dinner party is ruined when a guest’s body is found in a pool of blood. Two days later, Engler’s beautiful wife Gail lies dead at the foot of a cliff on nearby Mount Diablo. When Joe turns to Gail’s sister Marva for insight into the family history, he discovers that thirteen years earlier, Gail was responsible for the hazing death of a fellow co-ed. Her then-boyfriend engineered a cover-up that deflected blame onto another girl. As Joe searches out everyone who might still hold a murderous grudge, he realises there was more to the Engler marriage than meets the eye…

Tiffany Reisz
The Prince (Original Sinners, Book 3)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (US & UK: 20th November 2012)
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Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her… Wes Railey is the object of Nora’s tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can’t forget. He’s young. He’s wonderful. He’s also thoroughbred royalty and, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she’s in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora’s dream of fitting into Wesley’s world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Søren – her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have. At least, not completely. Meanwhile Nora’s associate Kingsley Edge is only too happy to take her place at Søren’s feet during her hiatus. Søren is the only man Kingsley has ever loved, and their dark, shared history has forged a bond that neither the years – nor Søren’s love for Nora – can break. But a new threat from an old adversary is forcing Kingsley to confront the past, reminding him that he must keep his friends close, and his enemies closer.

[REVIEW] Blood Bond – Sophie Littlefield

Sophie Littlefield
Blood Bond
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US & CA: 20th November 2012) [eBook only]

I don’t read much crime anymore, but I’ve read Sophie Littlefield’s paranormal novels, so I took up Edelweiss’ free read of Blood Bond.

Police procedural, rich folk, black sheep – so far so unremarkable. But lead character Joe Bashir reeled me in immediately, relatable and likeable. And he’s hot. Usually when publisher’s summaries mention a “sexy” character, I scoff, but this time it’s warranted. Not only that, but the publisher respects Joe Bashir enough to NOT give him a mantitty cover. Albeit it’s kind of a nothing of a cover instead, but this is from Simon & Schuster’s digital-first – or digital-only – imprint. So why is this decent, well-written novel with an appealing lead character NOT in hard copy? Then again, the publishing industry has made some very strange choices recently that make me cringe.

But you should definitely give Blood Bond a go, and find a new character to love.