Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's on your nightstand?

I've been in a mood lately where I haven't wanted to read anything on my bookshelves (literal or virtual). Not because the books are uninteresting, merely that I haven't decided what I'm in the mood for. So, if you've read something lately that blew you away, I'm trolling for recs this week.

This week on my nightstand is Stranger, the fourth book in Zoë Archer's Blades of the Rose series:

Stranger by Zoë Archer
Blades of the Rose, Book 4
Paranormal Historical Romance Stranger Cover
ISBN: 978-1420106817
Description from Zoë Archer's website:

He protects the world’s magic—with his science. But even the best scientists can fall prey to the right chemistry...


Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story—even if the boys in Chicago’s newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she’s sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there’s magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn’t caught her eavesdropping...


Catullus Graves knows what it’s like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he’s a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain red-headed scribbler, he’s thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma’s insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus’s inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway....

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