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I joined the eHarlequin 2008 100,000 Book Challenge. Last year it was the 2007 10,000 Book Challenge. I thought it was pretty cool that I enter this challenge because I love to read and this is a way I can put my reading to some good use besides broadening my vocabulary. Here is what the whole challenge is about:

Once again, eHarlequin.com challenges you to new reading heights. IF we can read 100,000 books in total, we can beat our 2007 record and read a mind-boggling, and unprecedented 100,000 books! Every book counts in every format (eg audio and ebook), and you’ll be able to join up all year long since we won’t have a cut off. But not only that, if we read 100,000 books or close to it, then we’re planning on donating an equivalent number of books to a worthy cause. It’s a world wide reading-fest with teams from the UK, New York, Toronto and beyond all reading in the biggest reading blitz EVER! So…don’t just sit there…READ SOMETHING!!

If you think you might be interested in joining just press the following link and start reading and posting reviews 2008 100,000 Book Challenge.
I just finished re-reading Petals on the River by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and I loved it even more than when I first read it. I love this story because the setting was in the colonies in America and I love history so it made it more interested in the book. Here is the description of the book that caught my attention when I first picked this book up and couldn’t put down even when I bought it and read it 4 times.

A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her…A man of secrets accused of a terrible crime…In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined—in a gloriously romantic new work from the incomparable storyteller

The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England’s most formidable women, Shemaine O’Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery, and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she become the servant of Gage Thornton—a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her—even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love.
I loved to hear stories and watch movies about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. When I first saw Knights of the Round Table: Lancelot by Gwen Rowley at Barnes & Nobles one day when I was shopping I just knew that I had to buy the book and read it as soon as possible. When I finally finished reading it and I saw in the back that there were going to be 2 more Knights of the Round Table stories I knew that I couldn’t wait for them to come out so I could buy and read them. Here are the pictures and descriptions of the 3 books in the order they were published.

Knights of the Round Table: Lancelot by Gwen Rowley

Strong and powerful warriors of nobility and honor, the Knights of the Round Table fought for kings, rescued damsels, and undertook dangerous quests. But true love may be the most perilous quest of all…

Sir Lancelot, First Knight of King Arthur’s realm and the Queen’s Champion, cannot be defeated by any earthly man—as long as he keeps his oaths to Arthur and Guinevere. Though arrogant and supremely confident, he will be brought to his knees by a mere maiden: Elaine of Corbenic. Together, they will have a son, Galahad—the knight destined to find the Holy Grail.

Lancelot du Lac is the greatest knight of a peerless age, blessed by the Lady of the Lake with extraordinary military prowess. His fighting ability has earned him a place at King Arthur’s side, but the powers the Lady has given him come at a terrible price.

Elaine of Corbenic is struggling to hold her impoverish family together. The keep is a wreck and the peasants, starving, are on the brink of rebellion. Elaine’s father is obsessed with finding the Holy Grail, and her older brother, maimed by Lancelot in a joust, is a bitter drunkard. Without a dowry, she has little hope for the future.

Incognito, Lancelot rides into Corbenic on his way to the king’s tournament. He finds the practical Elaine irresistible. Thoroughly dismayed when she reveals her contempt for “Lancelot,” he must face his own arrogance to win her hand. For only with Elaine at his side will Lancelot have the strength to free himself from the enchantments that bind him…

Knights of the Round Table: Geraint by Gwen Rowley

Powerful warriors of nobility and honor, the Knights of the Round Table fought for king and country, rescued damsels, and went on dangerous quests. But true love may be the most perilous quest of all…

Sir Geraint is one of King Arthur’s ablest knights, but is considered impulsive by his father, the kind of Cornwall. When he rashly marries Enid, a beautiful and mysterious swordswoman, Geraint’s decision sparks questions about whether the love that has captured his heart so suddenly is a blessing—or a curse…

Used to the gentle ladies of Camelot, Geraint is at once infatuated with and suspicious of his bride, a strong and independent warrior woman, gifted with magic powers by the Lady of the Lake. Enid has come to Camelot to secretly learn the fighting techniques that may help her small, peaceful tribe resist a rumored invasion. When she realizes that Geraint may not trust her, Enid is torn between fierce loyalty to her people and a powerful love for her husband that no magic can cure.

Fearing that Enid has been deceiving him, Geraint takes them on a dangerous journey that will not only test her true feeling, but determine whether the differences that attracted them will fuse into a real, long-lasting love—or tear them apart and ignite a senseless war between their two kingdoms…

Knights of the Round Table: Gawain by Gwen Rowley

Powerful warriors of nobility and honor, the Knights of the Round Table fought for king and country, rescued damsels, and went on dangerous quests. But true love may be the most perilous quest of all…

Sir Gawain is a knight as good as his word. Fiercely loyal to Arthur, he will do anything to serve his king. So when a hideous crone promises to give Arthur the answer to a riddle that will save his life in exchange for Gawain’s pledge to marry her, the knight does not hesitate.

But the loathly lady is not who she appears to be. In truth, she is the lovely Aislyn, former apprentice to a sorceress. She was once desperately in love with Gawain, who rejected her because of her magic—or so she believes. Now she has transformed herself so she may exact her revenge.

Yet Gawain’s gallantry and courteous treatment soften Aislyn’s bitter heart, and she is horrified to discover she has actually been enchanted. Only a kiss given with love can break the spell and restore her to the beautiful maiden she truly is…
Norah Hess has a wonderful book called Fancy. It is about a young woman trying to survive in a logging camp. She has to face struggles from trying to take care of her handicapped cousin and her sisters young son to trying to decide between two handsome men wanting her body. Which will win out? Very sizzling and a great story! Here is the description of the book from the back cover:

THE LADY

After her father’s accidental death, it was up to young Fancy Cranson to keep her small family together. But to survive in the pristine woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, she had to use her brains or her body. With no other choice, Fancy vowed she’d work herself to the bone before selling herself to any timberman—even one as handsome, virile, and arrogant as Chance Dawson.
THE LOGGER
From the moment Chance Dawson laid eyes on Fancy, he wanted to claime her for himself. But the mighty woodsman had felled forests less stubborn than the beautiful orphan. To win her hand, he would trade his roughhewn ways for tender caresses, and brazen curses for soft words of desire. Only then would he be able to share with her a love that united them in passionate splendor.
I read a Reader Comment that wanted to recommend me the author Pamela Clare who I haven’t heard of. So I went to her website and found her books and I’m going to be posting the pictures and write the descriptions of the novels I thought were interesting.
The 1st book that I thought was interesting was Surrender. Here is the description of the book that caught my attention.

A hand-picked cadre of warriors, they had the fierce courage of their Scots forefathers, combined with the stealth and cunning of the Indians who lived beside them in the wilderness. Battling the French in no-holds-barred combat, they forged a new brand of honor, became a new breed of men…

MacKinnon’s Rangers

Iain MacKinnon had been forced to serve the British crown, but compassion urged him to save the lovely lass facing certain death at the hands of the Abenaki. He’d defied his orders, endangered his brothers, his men and his mission, all for a woman. But when he held Annie’s sweet body in his arms, he could feel no regret. Though he sensed she was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart. In love and war, there are times when the only course of action is…Surrender.
The 2nd book that I thought was interesting was Ride the Fire. Here is the description of the book that caught my attention:

There was only one rule on the frontier—survival.


So when wounded, buckskin-clad stranger appeared at the door of her isolated cabin, Elspeth Stewart felt no qualms about disarming him and then tying him to her bed. Newly widowed and expecting her first child, she had to protect herself at all costs. And Nicholas Kenleigh threatened not only her safety, but her peace of mind. The terrible scars on his body spoke of a tortured past, but his gentle touch and burning gaze awoke longings she had never expected to feel. Bethie had every reason in the world to distrust men; the cruelty she suffered at their hands had marked her soul, though her blonde beauty showed no sign of it. But little by little she found herself believing in Nicholas, in his honor, his strength. As he brought her baby into the world, then took both mother and daughter into his care, she realized this scarred survivor could heal her wounded spirit, and together they would…Ride the Fire.
The 3rd book that I thought was interesting was Extreme Exposure. Here is the description that got my attention:

It’s been years since her child’s father dumped her, and since then investigative reporter Kara McMillan has kept men at bay—although every day she aches more for a lover’s touch. But to get that, the hard-boiled journalist must become vulnerable—a feeling she vowed never to have again.

With his dangerous good looks, charm, and power, Senator Reece Sheridan could have just about any woman he sets his piercing eyes on. But he’s intrigued by only one. This Kara, this gutsy investigative reporter, has a sensuality that arouses him to no end. If she’s a firebrand in print, he guesses, she must be just as fiery in bed…

But this is no fling. A sudden political scandal—and attempts on Kara’s life—could very well drive them apart. Or maybe, just maybe, adversity could draw them into a bond even more intense than their steamy sexual embraces…
The 4th book that I thought was interesting was Hard Evidence. Here is the description that caught my attention:

After the murder of a teenage girl, a mysterious man in a black leather jacket was seen lurking near the crime scene. Investigative reporter Tessa Novak has him in her sights as the culprit…

That man was Julian Darcangelo—an undercover FBI agent working with the Denver police. He’s closing in on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. Tessa’s accusations could blow his cover—and he wants her off the investigation. But just as Tessa has made Julian a target of interest, she is now a target—of the killer. And as they are forced to trust each other, their physical attraction escalates as intensely as the threat from a ruthless murderer who wants to see both of them dead…

The sequel to Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence features Reece Sheridan and Kara McMillan, as well as the rest of the Denver Independent’s Investigative Team.

This new book called Unlawful Contract by Pamela Clare and it is going to be released on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Here is the books description:


Taken hostage by a convicted murderer while reporting at a prison, Sophie Alton has no idea that the man holding the gun to her head is the bad boy who was her first love in high school. Condemned to life without parole, Marc Hunter finds himself with no choice but to break out of prison after his younger sister disappears with her baby. Though he regrets what he has to put Sophie through, he can’t let anything get in the way of his stopping the corrupt officials who are set on destroying what’s left of his family. But being near Sophie rekindles memories for both of them. As the passion between them heats up, so does the conspiracy to put both of them in their graves.
Unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and riveting suspense: These are the trademarks of beloved author Judith McNaught. With millions of devoted fans and ten New York Times bestsellers to date, McNaught is a writer whose work just gets better with each new novel–and Every Breath You Take is the book readers have been waiting for. Returning to the lavish Chicago setting of her popular novel Paradise, and revisiting some of that book’s characters as well, this story will captivate in inimitable Judith McNaught style.
High atop a snow-covered hill, the stately old Wyatt mansion is perched like a crown, its stone spires pointing upward, its stained glass windows glowing like colorful jewels. Such opulence means success and, surely, happiness. But on the eve of wealthy philanthropist Cecil Wyatt’s eightieth birthday, all the money in the world won’t bring back his missing grandson, William Wyatt. The only thing for certain: Foul play was involved. The family, the police, the media–all have tried in vain to discover the young man’s fate. Now suspicion has turned shockingly toward William’s own half-brother, the rather distant and enigmatic Mitchell Wyatt. Kate Donovan never dreamed that a chance romantic encounter on a tropical island paradise would tag her as a suspect in a high-society murder case. But after Kate tangles with the darkly charismatic Mitchell Wyatt, she finds herself cast in a shadow of guilt and mistrust. As the Chicago police tighten their net, it will take all of Kate’s ingenuity to clear her name. With her calm, cool wit, and the help of a man who may or may not be a dangerous catch, Kate vows to claim the life and love she desires.

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Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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