Exit To Eden by Anne Rice

exit to eden.jpg Lisa–the perfectionist–is a stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer. She is founder and supreme mistress of The Club–an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. Elliott is a thrill-seeking photographer who has risked his life in war zones around the world and now seeks the ultimate rush–exploring his darkest sexual self. Join them on a journey to the limits of erotic pleasure and beyond.

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In Deep Voodoo by Stephanie Bond

indeepvoodoo.jpgWendy:  A dash of humor, a hint of quirkiness, equal parts murder and mayhem, plus a pinch of romance aren’t the right mix to make Stephanie Bond’s In Deep Voodoo a spellbinding read.  A few key ingredients are missing from this romantic suspense.  Bond seasons the story with a smidgeon of the paranormal when a heaping tablespoon of the otherworldly is called for.  The end product labors over casting suspicion on the large cast of characters, but not enough effort goes into making the Happily Ever After believable.

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The Last Heiress – Bertrice Small

thelastheiress.jpg Some authors carry “Advance to Publication (Collect Royalties)” cards, allowing them to bypass the bothersome editorial process. It’s not like fans are going to notice the lack of quality. Except they do. I cannot imagine that Bertrice Small’s The Last Heiress will win her new fans, and if I were a longtime Small reader, I’d think twice before picking up another book by this author.

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Saving Allegheny Green by Lori Wilde

savingalleghenygreen.jpgHelenKay:  According to the "Dear Reader" letter inside Saving Allegheny Green, Harlequin/Silhouette’s new Spotlight Series goal is to:  "single out outstanding stories, contemporary themes and oft-requested classics by some of your favorite series authors and present them to you in a variety of formats bound by truly striking covers."  In this offering, Signature Select delivers on the cover and contemporary theme but the promise of an "outstanding story" falls short as the plot rises to the level of good but not great.

 

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