Lisa: Maryse, Had to send you a note as I just finished Shooter (Burnout #1) by Dahlia West. Last night I finished the Night walker series by Jacquelyn Frank and I was looking to move on to something lighter. In looking at your bargain list I noticed Shooter, one click later I found myself giggling and laughing at the banter between Chris Shooter Sullivan and his Army Ranger crew. I really liked the development of the relatioship between Chris and Hayley its not just meet and fall into bed. Although, we like that too right :-). While the preview of this books comes off as with an MC theme, its not. I highly recommend this little gem of a book, its perfect for an in-between read. I’m very much looking forward to reading the next 2 books in the series.
They’ve created a Hero2Hero dialogue between their two male characters, Jack and Shane. Let’s see what these guys are up to. I have a feeling they’re both alphas and there just might be too many “cooks” in the kitchen. 😉
In a kitchen, somewhere in the fictional intersection of Jessica Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire and Kate Meader’s Feel the Heat . . .
Shane August: Jack Kilroy. A Brit with an Irish-sounding name who cooks French food, lives in New York, and dates American soap actresses. Quite the rap sheet.
Shane: *cocks eyebrow* Crickitt is a fan of your cooking show, Jack of All Trades.
Jack: Ah, the lovely Crickitt. How is she?
Jack: *Arrogant smirk of recognition* Simmer down, mate. Now what were we talking about again? Oh, right. Well, my humble origins on the rough streets of Brixton took me from car-stealing to family court to kitchen probation to Paris where I got my culinary training. Once I had opened several restaurants in the UK and paid my dues on morning TV segments where I regularly demonstrated how to make coq au vin and beef bourguignon in three minutes, it was only a matter of time before I conquered the States.
Shane: Conquered the States? Who are you, one of the Beatles?
Jack: With better hair. As for the soap actress, I’d rather not go there. She’s already said enough on that topic to last a lifetime. *grimaces*
Shane: Yeah. You have a hard time staying out of the headlines, Kilroy. Crickitt said you got caught with your hands all over an Italian girl. *shakes head* It’s not good, man.
Jack: Crickitt sounds like one of my biggest fans. When we chatted earlier, she never let on—
Shane: Watch it. *holds up cheese grater* I know how to use this. *rests grater on counter* I also recognize avoidance when I hear it.
Jack: Don’t worry that billionaire brain of yours, August. I only have eyes for one gorgeous, hot-as-a-griddle Italian woman. Lili’s got a smart mouth, a wicked throwing arm, and she looks like dynamite in a Wonder Woman costume.
Shane: *raises hands* TMI.
Jack: And she’d better watch out because I’m gunning for her sweet Italian curves.
Shane: Now who needs to “simmer down”, mate?
Jack: Touché. *grins wryly* So are we doing this? Crickitt said you bake, but if you can’t stand the heat…
Shane: Expecting me to bow out gracefully? Sorry. Self-made men don’t shrink from a challenge. And anyway, I already have the girl. *reaches for the stand mixer* Pay attention, Kilroy, you might learn something.
*Share smug smiles*
Our Facebook friend (and fellow reader), Paige, has created us a “zombie apocalypse” list (in honor of more “The Walking Dead” that started last night). In the mood for more zombies in book format? Some even have romance!! Those are my favorite. 😀
I have an Apocalypse section on my Kindle …have MANY zombie recommendations! Maryse, please take over this list as you see fit. Hope this gives my fellow zombie fans a few options!!
Apocalyptic/Dystopian/Zombie Books (she hasn’t read ’em all but these are in her Kindle + I’ve just added a TON more that have been recommended by our fellow readers!! Starting with Danielle who says: “I love Zombie books! I know of a few others…”):
I’ve said it before but I can’t say it enough. I am SO thankful to be able to share this wonderful hobby with so many like-minded, hilarious, fun, and “awesome-book-finding” readers.
You guys make me SO happy. I love sharing my love of books finds with you, *squeeeing* over the amazing ones, crying together (and giggling in our cry-fest with each other), and I love every one of our book chats. And I’m so thankful that you all rock at finding awesome books. My TBR list is astronomical because of you, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I will never be bored again. NEVER.