Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lusting for Covers (181)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

Pure Heat by M.L. Buchman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 6, 2014)
Series: Firehawks, 1
Genre: Romantic Adventure (Contemporary)

These daredevil smokejumpers fight more than fires.

The elite fire experts of Mount Hood Aviation fly into places even the CIA can't penetrate.

She lives to fight fires...

Carly Thomas could read burn patterns before she knew the alphabet. A third-generation forest fire specialist who lost both her father and her fiancé to the flames, she's learned to live life like she fights fires: with emotions shut down.

But he's lit an inferno she can't quench...

Former smokejumper Steve "Merks" Mercer can no longer fight fires up close and personal, but he can still use his intimate knowledge of wildland burns as a spotter and drone specialist. Assigned to copilot a Firehawk with Carly, they take to the skies to battle the worst wildfire in decades and discover a terrorist threat hidden deep in the Oregon wilderness—but it's the heat between them that really sizzles.

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Buchman's covers are always very sexy, and the storylines always sound great. But . . . the romance, at least from my experience, is a bit MIA. But I haven't read his recent novels, so perhaps that has improved? Either way, I still drool a bit over each new cover he reveals! 

Kame's Pick

Come Back to Me by Mila Gray
Publisher: Pan (June 19, 2014) [Not available in the US until 2015]
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Home on leave in sunny California, Marine and local lothario Kit Ryan finds himself dangerously drawn to his best friend's sister, Jessa - the one girl he can't have.

But Kit's not about to let a few obstacles stand in his way and soon Jessa's falling for his irresistible charms.

What starts out as a summer romance of secret hook-ups and magical first times quickly develops into a passionate love affair that turns both their worlds upside down.

When summer's over and it's time for Kit to redeploy, neither Kit nor Jessa are ready to say goodbye. Jessa's finally following her dreams and Kit's discovered there's someone he'd sacrifice everything for.

Jessa's prepared to wait for Kit no matter what. But when something more than distance and time rips them apart they're forced to decide whether what they have is really worth fighting for.

A breathtaking, scorchingly hot story about love, friendship, family and finding your way back from the edge of heartbreak.

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No US Buy Links Yet, Sorry!
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Kame: Okay I want to read this book – the cover caught my attention but it’s the blurb that sucked me in…

TBQ: I love that cover, it is both sexy and sweet. Too bad it won't be out in the US until 2015!

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 Pure Heat and Come Back To Me?

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Until Next Time,


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Lover Of Romance said...

I love both of these covers. I can't decide which one I like more. Definitely love the blurb to Pure Heat. Love those adventure romances!!!

The_Book_Queen said...

I know, right? I don't read them often, but when you find a good one, they are well worth the read!

Melody May said...

Nice covers! I have a question about Sarah MacLean's Scoundrel series, Did you ever think Chase was a girl?

The_Book_Queen said...

It crossed my mind once, briefly, but I kind of ignored it. Then I listened to the interview Sarah (SmartBitches) did with MacLean and smacked myself for not trusting my first thought! lol

Red Iza said...

The first cover is pure fire and action - and I like a man in a tight t-shirt ^^ The second is all romance and passion in blue tones - I like that too ! Great pick, girls ;)

The_Book_Queen said...

He has great covers, no doubt about it! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

:) We aim for variety! Who can resist a (sexy!) man in a tight t-shirt?!

Fiza said...

Love the contrast between the two covers but I like the first one a bit more ;)

The_Book_Queen said...

Sometimes it is hard to beat a sexy man on the cover, right? :)