March 30th, 2011
Book of the Day: Jeweled

*****THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED****

The winner of Friday’s book, Witch Blood, is Valerie in Germany, who said, “Those times when someone very close to you dies is a time when you have to be strong and when my father passed at 45, then my brother at 29 I found strength I didn’t knew I had.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Valerie! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

Today’s book……

Defined by magic. Ruled by desire.

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may better her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.

They share something else—they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the palace of the privileged few. Rescued from the mobs by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice.

Evangeline, Anatol and Gregorio come together as one to explore the possibilities of love beyond reason, and to indulge in pleasure without limits.

Read the first chapter.

Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of Jeweled. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

Okay, the questions have been kind of heavy lately, so let’s do something light and fun. What book have you read lately that you LOVED?

50 comments to “Book of the Day: Jeweled”

  1. That is a tie for me. I recently read River Marked by Patricia Briggs and LOVED IT! Already planning to read it again. I also read Everyone Loves a Hero by Marie Force recently and have already read a total of 3 times.


  2. It was Captured By The Highlander by Julianne MacClean. I absolutely loved this story and now I’m looking forward to book 2 in this new series Claimed By The Highlander.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com


  3. So far I am loving Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.


  4. Hi

    I am currently reading Poltergeist (Kat Richardson) – I love this series. Also just recently finished two Shayla Black “Wicked Lover” books that I also loved.


  5. i would have to say that the last book i read that i thought was so fantastic i didn’t want to put it down was “Knockout” by Catherine Coulter. It is part of her FBI series and is in my opinion a great book. i can’t wait to get the next one.


  6. River Marked by Patricia Briggs & Angel’s Consort by Nalini Singh !


  7. I had the pleasure of reading ‘Eternal Flame’ by Cynthia Eden. It is part of the Night Watch series and it was very exciting. Looking forward to more of her books.


  8. I just read Pleasure Me by Monica Burns and I loved it.


  9. I loved DANE by Elizabeth Amber!


  10. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning rocked!


  11. I just finished reading Master of Smoke by Angela Knight which was fantastic! I LOVE this series and she writes smoking hot, glued to the chair stories.

    Valerie
    in Germany


  12. I just became aware of the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands and am reading it out of order but I LOVED Single White Vampire. It had me laughing so much (especially the trying to get condoms scene) that my husband got ticked off.


  13. Whoa! Tough call!

    Well for me I think I just got done rereading Embrace the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon and then Dance With the Devil before that. Let me just say that I loved both of those books.

    There was also a moment after I got done reading that I thought to myself “I’d forgotten how much I liked that book!”

    Vicki? Lynsay Sands is awesome I’ve only read one book in the Argeneau series so far but it was really good! If you like comedic vampire reads here’s another series you might want to look into if you haven’t already read it.

    It’s called the Dark One series by Katie MacAlister, and it’s very humorous especially the one entitled Sex,Lies, and Vampires. I loved that one!


  14. Gabrielle – Thanks for the tip. I’ll check it out. Sometimes I like to throw a little humor in w/my reading. Sort of like how I mix in YA’s every few books.


  15. I’m a big fan of Lora Leigh and her Breeds series so I recently bought some of her earlier harder to find stories. One of which was Elizabeth’s Wolf, which I loved because it had answered some questions I had. Since I read the newer books first I already knew the characters but it was great to go back and get more of their story. The books do cost a little more since they are out of print and aren’t[‘t that easy to find but it was definitely worth the extra cost.


  16. well I just got done reading Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini and I loved it so much, so right now that one is still on my mind.


  17. Recently read The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter and loved it!


  18. I just finished Pale Demon by Kim Harrison and I absolutely love the development of the characters.


  19. Laurie London’s BONDED BY BLOOD… loved her book and can not wait for more of her vamps!


  20. Recently read CAPTURED BY A HIGHLANDER and ONE NIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. Enjoyed both. I am currently reading VAMPIRE MINE and LOVE it! She writes another set of funny vamp books (Love at Stake series). They have vamps, shifters, humor, romance, steam, and a little mystery. GREAT books!


  21. Dreams of a dark warrior – Kresley Cole
    so far its my favorite release of 2011. At least until yours releases april 5. :)


  22. I’m finsihing up WHISPER OF SCANDAL by Nicola Cornick, and I’m enjoying it.


  23. I am reading JR Ward’s Lover Unleashed and I love it! Trying to finish it this week so Tuesday and can be free to read Dark Enchantment :)


  24. I just finished Gunning for Trouble by HelenKay Dimon. I really enjoyed it. I hadn’t read this series before but I will go back and read the first two books. It was a very quick read that I finished in one sitting.


  25. I just finished Jill Shalvis’ “Animal Magnetism” and I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series.


  26. Oh, so many books, so little time.
    Karen Marie Moning’s Shadowfever
    Suzanne Brockmann’s Breaking The Rules
    Lorelei James’ Saddled and Spurred
    Moira Rogers’ Wilder’s Mate

    Gosh that’s just the ones that popped right into my head but there are so many others.


  27. I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which I thought was both intriguing but so brutal at the same time. I couldn’t put it down!


  28. I read “Deepest Thread of Black” by Finn Marlowe and just LOVED it! It’s a different take on shifters and is so witty and sexy and well-written that I’m still thinking about it almost two weeks later :-)

    smaccall @ comcast.net


  29. I loved Fated by Rebecca Zanetti. Great paranormal romance storyline, with shifters, vampires, sexy brothers and fated mates.


  30. My TBR pile is teetering! I usually read several books at a time (I fool myself into thinking I’m getting through my pile of books faster that way). Recently finished and enjoyed were:

    The Orchid Affair, Lauren Willig
    Witch Fire, Anya Bast
    When Beauty Tamed the Beast, Eloisa James
    Dark Magic, Cheyenne McCray

    There are many more but those are just the ones that I finished within the past month.


  31. I’m currently reading Angela Knight’s Mageverse series. I’m loving it so far. Next on my list is rereading Suzanne Brockman’s Troubleshooters series as she has a new book in that one out.


  32. I won an ARC of One Whisper Away by Emma Wildes and found it so delightful I quickly read her Notorious Bachelors series, My Lord Scandal, Our Wicked Mistake and His Sinful Secret. Now I have to wait until December for her next book Twice Fallen.


  33. I just read With Abandon by J.L. Langley and I LOVED it!! Its in the With or Without Series that are about werewolves. I absolutely love that series and just about everything else that J.L. has written!!


  34. I have got to say Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole. I love the entire series but I think the more you get involved with a series the more you love the newest books that come out in that world and that is especially true with all Kresley Cole books :)


  35. Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep was another 5 Star addition to her Elemental Assassin series. And First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones was a pleasant surprise.


  36. I just finished Accidentally Catt by DAkota Cassidy and absolutelly hilarious!
    Right now, I’m reading Demon Song by Cat Adams. And as with the rest of the series, is really good!


  37. Sarah Mayberry’s Home for the Holidays. A lovely take on a painful possibility, and just a wonderfully told story with very real people, as always from Ms. Mayberry.


  38. I recently read The Rogue Prince by Margo Maguire. Loved it!


  39. I have just finished reading two books this week and I love both of them. “Primal Bonds” by Jennifer Ashley and “Seduce Me In Dreams” by Jacquelyn Frank. The by Jacquelyn Frank is the first book in a new series can’t wait for the others. “Primal Bonds” is the 2nd book in a shifters unbound series, and I can’t for the next one on this also.


  40. There are LOADS of books I’ve LIKED recently, but LOVED? I’d have to say Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead. The Dark Swan series keeps getting better and better.


  41. I just finished Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione. Loved it, so good.


  42. Romantic suspense or mystery: Treachery in Death by JD Robb. Also Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh.


  43. Angel’s Consort by Nalini Singh and River Marked by Patricia Briggs were the last two print books, and Blood Signs and Vampire Wanted, both by Amber Kell, were the last two e-books.
    I just started The Painted Caves by Jean Auel – I read Clan of the Cave Bear almost 30 yrs ago (one of my all time favs), so this 6th book in the series has been a loooonnnngggg wait.


  44. i just recently read enslave me sweetly by gena showalter and just loved it!


  45. Have read a lot of good books lately.. Though have to say Jaci Burton’s The Perfect Play has been one of my favs. I could reread it again and just read last month lol.


  46. I have books that I have really enjoyed in different genres, although the two that stand out the most from my recent reads are A Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and Accompanied by a Waltz by Andrew Grey.

    In a variation on the question, one read I am looking forward to (that I will get to in about 3-4 books) is Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin


  47. I absolutely loved reading “Unseen Academicals” by Terry Pratchett. My daughter got me hooked on the worlds created by this crazed genius.


  48. That would have to be Cruel Enchantment – I am rereading the series so I am fresh for Tuesday!


  49. Eagerly anticipating the delivery my autographed copy of JR Ward’s latest,

    Lover Unleashed

    !

    I recently finished Suzanne Brockman’s

    Breaking the Rules

    and loved Izzy’s story!


  50. I have to say that I have been readign David Weber’s Honorverse books and I love them.

    In the more romantic vein however the last book I read that I really loved was Crux by Moira Rogers :D