I always seem to come home from trips with more new books than anything else. Even though there wasn’t much in the way of shopping in Coolangatta, the little newsagency across the road from our accommodation had a stand of books. Here’s what I picked up:
Feel the Heat by Cindy Gerard
I actually already own this one, but I have this thing where I have to buy Cindy Gerard’s books whenever I see them in shops!
A RACE FOR SURVIVAL . . .
Bold, blond Defence Intelligence officer B. J. Chase isn’t exactly thrilled when she’s summoned from personal leave to investigate an alarming national security breach—until the suspicious death of a government official blows her covert mission sky high.
TURNS INTO A HEART-POUNDING ADVENTURE . . .
Gorgeous Black Ops bad boy Raphael Mendoza always feared his family’s dark history would haunt him. But he never expected it might hold the key to dismantling a rogue weapons system. Now with cool B.J. Chase posing as his hot babe fiancée, he returns to his uncle in Colombia to convince him he can be trusted with the family’s dirtiest business secrets.
. . . AND IGNITES A PASSIONATE FIRE.
Carrying out a deception among ruthless killers brings Rafe and B.J. too close to ignore the heat between them. Now, they must work together as the closest of partners as the countdown to international catastrophe closes in.
Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown
For Paris Gibson, her popular late-night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world.
Since moving to Austin to ease the pain of past, tragic mistakes, she has led a life of virtual solitude, coming alive only when she hosts her show. To her loyal listeners, she is a wise and trusted friend who not only takes their music requests but listens to their problems and occasionally dispenses advice.
Paris’s world of isolation is brutally threatened, however, when one listener — a man who identifies himself only as “Valentino” — tells her that her on-air advice to the girl he loves has caused her to leave him and that now he intends to exact his revenge. First he plans to kill the girl, whom he has abducted — which he says he will do in 72 hours — then he will come after Paris.
Joined by the Austin police department, Paris plunges into a race against time in an effort to find Valentino before he can carry out his threat to kill — and to kill again. To her dismay, she finds that one of the people she must work with is crime psychologist Dean Malloy, a man with whom she shares a history that had a catastrophic effect on both their lives. His presence arouses old passions, forcing Paris to confront painful memories that she had come to Austin to forget.
As the clock ticks down, and Valentino’s threats come closer and closer to becoming a reality, Paris suddenly finds herself forced to deal with a killer who may not be a stranger at all.
A signed copy of Sin’s Dark Caress by Tracey O’Hara
An ancient darkness has risen from the ashes . . . and terror has been loosed upon an unsuspecting world.
Forensic witch Bianca Sin has never seen anything like it: homeless teenage girls torn to pieces by dark magic in the cold shadows of the city. More terrifying still is the symbol written in blood on an alley wall—the unmistakable seal of the Dark Brethren.
Teaming up with NYPD homicide detective Lancelot McManus and an elite task force headed by the shapeshifter Oberon DuPrie, Bianca knows her worst fears have finally come to pass. A new war of annihilation is looming that will plunge the worlds of vampire, shapeshifter, and human into chaos—and two adversarial tribes locked in uneasy truce will need to take up arms together to save the children. Trust will be essential for Sin and McManus, as the hunt forces them to confront their deepest terrors.
For the ultimate evil is no longer approaching.
The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit … his brilliant psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime … a young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown … an ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala.