Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lusting for Covers (154)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

The Knight by Monica McCarty
Publication Date: December 17th, 2013
Series: Highland Guard, 7.5
Genre: Historical Romance

Stripped of his lands by the English king who killed his father, James Douglas will do whatever it takes to see his clan’s honor and fortune restored. The ambitious young knight, whose dark visage, powerful stature, and ferocity in battle has earned him the epitaph “the Black,” knows he must use fear, force, and intimidation to defeat the English, put Robert the Bruce on Scotland’s throne, and restore the honor of the Douglas name. Nothing and no one will get in his way. Not even the lass who captured his heart in childhood and still holds it in her delicate hands.

Joanna Dicson has loved James Douglas for as long as she can remember. That she is “only” the daughter of the marshal of Douglas Castle has never concerned her. Yet even as James’s ruthless reputation grows, and despite the warnings of others to guard her heart—and her virtue—against him, Joanna never dreams he will turn on her. He loves her and would never hurt her. But when James returns to Douglas to force the English garrison from his castle, Joanna learns that their love is nothing against his ambition. His marriage—like everything else—will be a means of bettering his clan. Heartbroken and humiliated, Joanna is left alone with a secret that may destroy them both.

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How can you not lust after one of Monica McCarty's covers? And the writing is always amazing -- remember, I've reviewed book 5 and Pat reviewed book 7

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Kame's Pick:

Believe by Erin McCarthy

Publisher: InterMix (January 21, 2014) 
Series: True Believers, 3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend. Now she’s faced with being THAT girl, and couldn’t be more disgusted with herself. She can’t even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that’s good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin’s house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he’s drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn’t care that he’s done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it’s a na├»ve dream to believe that his record won’t catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…

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Kame: WOW – and I just loved the tats

TBQ: Yum! 

I tried requesting it from NG when Kame sent me the link, but, sadly, I was denied. *sigh* Oh well,  I have more than enough books to read anyway. 

I read book 2, and liked it, so I will probably read this one sometime in the near future. I'd buy it for that cover alone!

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of the cover for The Knight and Believe?


Until Next Time,


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Trish Dechant said...

I really need to start this series, lol. Love the cover. Love the author. I am reading Erin's Full Throttle right now.

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Have a fantastic week!

Wickedly Delicious said...

How did I miss this new addition in the Highland Guard series. Love this series and her covers.
Love the covers for True Believers and still need to read book 1.
Both Awesome choices.

Lover Of Romance said...

Monica McCarty is amazing. I just love this series. I have only read the first few books but I loved them. I haven't seen this cover either. I really need to get back to reading this series.

The_Book_Queen said...

Yes, she is! :) Don't worry, I'm the same way. I've only read book 1 and 5. Woops! lol.

The_Book_Queen said...

:) Always happy to showcase a sexy cover you may have missed!

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh, I've heard great things about Full Throttle; it's on my list! :)