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Novel Reaction is excited to participate in Jill Shalvis’s launching of It’s In His Kiss the next novel in her fabulous Lucky Harbor series. Let’s learn a little more about Jill Shalvis:

JillShalviscroppedNew York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. 

You can learn more about Jill at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis

Facebook.com/jillshalvis

It’s In His Kiss is the tenth book in the Lucky Harbor series. Now I realize that is quite a few books in a series, but you don’t need to have read the entire series to enjoy It’s In His Kiss, it can be read alone (my review to follow) but I do recommend you read Once In A Lifetime first and follow it up with the soon to be released He’s So Fine which follows the antics and path to love of three best friends who have returned to Lucky Harbor to open up a charter business together. Novel Reaction is excited to offer you an excerpt tfrom the audio book which is being released today in addition to the mass market paperback and ebook. Enjoy!

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Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

Lucky Harbor Reading Order:

Simply Irresistible

The Sweetest Thing

Head Over Heels

Lucky in Love

At Last

Forever and a Day

Under the Mistletoe Novella

It Had To Be You

Always on My Mind

Once In a Lifetime

It’s In His Kiss 

He’s So Fine  (September 2014)

One in a Million (October 2014)

Merry Christmas, Baby (December 2014)

Melody Mackay is an inventor for the Order of the Round Table, while a role not traditionally held by women, Melody isn’t about to let gender stereotypes stop her from fulfilling her calling. But in Dragons and Dirigibles by Cindy Spencer Pape, Melody crash lands on the front lawn of Victor, Earl of Blackwell, too bad she finds herself attracted to the very conservative, very appealing Victor.

Victor is struggling to keep things together at Black Heath, unexpectedly inheriting the title of Earl when his brother dies and becoming guardian to his young niece, Victor doesn’t have time for things like sexy inventors. When things go awry and Victor needs Melody’s help, will they be able to move passed their stubbornly held ideals to allow for love to grow between them.

Dragons & Dirigibles is another fun addition to the Gaslight Chronicles. I didn’t see the twist at the end coming (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you) but I loved the various steampunk contraptions used by the characters, especially the submarine at the end of the story. Melody was another great female character from Spencer Pape and fans of Wink will enjoy Melody’s energy and attitude. Once again, I felt like the story was a little short (and maybe a little rushed on how quickly Melody’s health recovered from her horrible crash) but the action was entertaining and the romance delightful.

Gaslight Chronicles Reading Order

Steam & Sorcery

Photographs & Phantoms

Kilts & Krackens

Moonlight & Mechanicals

Cards & Caravans 

Ashes & Alchemy

Dragons & Dirigibles

Ether & Elephants (Feb. 2015)

Rating: Star 4copy

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Title: Dragons and Dirigibles

Author: Cindy Spencer Pape

Format: eBook

Page Nos.: 125

AISN: B00I15VLBS

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: May 19, 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

Zoey Donovan is an Aegis, like her mother before her, a caretaker and safe-haven for the monsters and mythical creatures that live in hiding from the human world. In Golem in my Glovebox by R.L. Naquin, Zoey finds out she is the only remaining Aegis, all the rest have gone missing, so Zoey does the only thing she can think of–she sets out to find out what happened to them. In the midst of her searching she learns that her mother may still be alive, now Zoey must find her before someone captures Zoey as well.

I admit I love the Monster Haven series, a fun mix of fantasy, paranormal, romance, and humor. Golem in my Glovebox, was a great addition to the series. While you can read Golem in my Glovebox without having read the previous books in the series I do think it is less confusing if you read them in order (and you can come to love Maurice, the closet monster). While I love reading about Zoey and everything she goes through (I love her big as life heart) it is Naquin’s supporting characters that steal your heart without upstaging the main characters. Not always the easiest thing for an author to do. For example, I really want a Maurice to take care of me and Gris the Golem who is struggling to find his humanity (because he is a created nonthinking creature who has gained the ability to reason) is a fabulous addition to the series. Like I said, I recommend that you read the series in order for the best experience, they are all quick reads and well worth your time.

Monsters Haven Reading Order:

Monster In My Closet (you can read my review here)

Pooka In My Pantry  (you can read my review here)

Fairies in My Fireplace 

Golem in My Glovebox 

Demon in My Driveway ( October 2014)

Phoenix in My Fortune (2015)

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Title: Golem in my Glovebox

Author: R.L. Naquin

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 218

AISN: B00GKBIRM6

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: Aprile 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

Ravenna Caufield isn’t your typical English society miss, being raised in a Foundling Home will to that to a girl. In I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe, Ravenna has gone from general animal caretaker for Sir Beverley Clark to the sister of a Duke (as explained in I Married the Duke), making her an eligible young lady in the eyes of the Ton. Ravenna would rather spend her time with the animals but a fortune teller told her and her sisters that if one of them married a Prince then they would discover the identity of their parents. So Ravenna finds herself in a remote castle in the mountains of France competing with other young ladies for the affections of a Spanish Prince. Everything goes awry when a body is discovered in a suit of armor in the castle and a valuable dog goes missing. Unable to stand by Ravenna finds herself teaming up with the one man she swore she would never be alone with again, Vitor.

Lord Vitor Courtenay has come to the French castle to make sure that his half-brother, the prince, makes an eligible match. Vitor is distracted when he discovers an intriguing woman in the stables and, when she misunderstands his intentions, finds himself injured by that young lady. Vitor doesn’t want Ravenna anywhere near the murder investigation but even he can see the wisdom in keeping the irrepressible Ravenna close by, for her own safety, of course.

I Adored a Lord is a fun unexpected historical romance. I loved how the first meeting between Ravenna and Vitor went so terribly wrong, no first kiss magic here but at least Vitor survived the encounter. (I have to admit I really struggled with his name and still call him Victor in my head.) Ravenna’s upbringing and subsequent life choices were brave and made for a very interesting and different historical novel. I have to admit I totally didn’t see the murderer being who it was, Ashe did a great job of casting suspicion on numerous characters as the novel progressed. I Adored a Lord is a stand alone novel (I haven’t read the first book in the series at this time) but, like most series, I imagine the reading of I Adored a Lord could only be improved by reading I Married the Duke first. I plan on adding it to my TBR pile and will definitely be reading I Loved a Rogue when it comes out in February 2014.

The Prince Catchers Reading Order:

I Married the Duke

I Adored a Lord

I Loved a Rogue (February 2015) 

You can read an excerpt here.

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Title: I Adored a Lord

Author: Katherine Ashe

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

AISN: B00GFZW4GM

Publisher: Avon Romance 

Release Date: July 29, 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

 

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