Saturday, September 11, 2010
On My Wishlist (17)
On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.
Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts:
They first met as children - one the daughter of a traveling magician, the other a homeless delinquent. Roxy Nouvelle and her father took Luke Callahan in and taught him the skills of their trade - magic and jewel thievery.
As the years past, Roxy and Luke grew from friends to lovers. Until Luke disappeared without a trace, leaving Roxy with a thousand questions, a broken heart, and a son Luke didn't know about.
Years later, Luke returns, much to Roxy's dismay. He can no longer hide from the trouble that haunts him, and he's ready to reclaim his life - and Roxy, if she'll let him.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard:
Eighteen year old Lexi Wentworth is cursed. For as long as she can remember, she’s spent every night swimming. If she doesn’t, she’ll regret it—simply walking will be agony, as if she’s stepping on shattered glass. Her body craves the water, demands the water, until she can’t say no.
But it's not the swimming that troubles Lexi. It’s the singing that goes with it.When she turned sixteen, her siren song killed the only boy she's ever loved. Now, she avoids the popular shores of the Pacific in favor of a long forgotten lake up in the mountains, where she can swim and sing in peace, far from the population of her oceanside home.
Until, that is, Cole Mills discovers her lake. He’s new to Lincoln City High, and he doesn’t know about Lexi’s reputation as an ice queen—a reputation she’s carefully cultivated to keep everyone around her safe. He pushes her, talks to her, forces her to dream of what life could be like if she weren’t a siren.
Lexi can’t stop herself from warming to him, from falling for him. Soon, he’s demanding answers, following her to the lake, unknowingly risking his life. How can she keep him safe when the one thing she wants most--to hold him close-- will endanger his life?
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells:
In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her---until now.