Happy New Reviews

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Happy New Year’s! I’m jumping the gun a little bit, but I wanted to see how everybody’s reading challenge(s) went for 2010. When I first started this position in May 2010, I set myself a goal to read 25 Carina titles by the end of the year. I only managed to read 10 of them… (I put in 10-15 hours/week at a second job, so there just wasn’t time!)

Did you meet your reading goals this year? What are your reading plans for 2011? I’m shooting for 40 Carina titles, definitely more than last year but since I don’t have that pesky second job anymore, I’ll have more time to devote to the reading challenge.

Oh yes, can’t forget the reviews! (And potential reading challenge material)

Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens – Parajunkee’s View

“Stone Kissed left me scratching my head and smiling at the same time. I didn’t know what to make of this particular romantic tidbit. Stevens weaves words together in an almost dreamlike pattern. The story is wrapped in similes and metaphors and abstract personifications that had me reading with my eyes at half-mast feeling as if I was drifting into the story itself. It was a very romantic tale, full of magic, sex, bizarre antagonist behavior and quirky small-town life.”

The Debutante’s Dilemma by Elyse Mady – Night Owl Reviews

“If the modern world is getting to you and you need a break, step back into this Regency romance. It’s so short that you can finish it in an afternoon yet it’s got a lot of intense loving in those few words. However, don’t even think to read this book if you expect a demure female lead and a limp male because that is so not going to be on these pages!”

Gambit by Kim Knox – Dark Divas Reviews

“Gambit is a well-written, funny, sexy and endlessly entertaining story with saucy banter and a wonderfully designed backdrop. I recommend this for anyone in need of an honest to goodness science fiction action story with a dollop of romance on top.”

Overdue for Pleasure by Shelley Aikens – Night Owl Reviews

“This story isn’t very long and you should be able to read it in an afternoon. Just make sure that you’re prepared for the lusty feelings that you will probably have when reading. Reading this on your lunch break may not be a good idea unless you have a secluded park area like Mandy.
I really enjoyed this quickie for so many reasons or perhaps I just envied Mandy. Regardless, take a moment out of your busy life and have fun with Mandy and the guys. You won’t regret it.”