RJ Blue Ribbon Favorites 12/31/09

We asked our reviewers again to tell us some of their favorite reads

RJ Blue Ribbon Favorites

Angel Land by Victor J. Banis

ANGEL LAND is an intricate and fascinating tale. I have been changed by this story and its going to stay with me for a long time. I think everyone should read ANGEL LAND by Victor J. Banis.” – Christina RJ , 5 Ribbons –  Read rest of review


Brown Paper Packages by Christine Mckay 

“Dare I say it? Yes I think I will!  I absolutely love this story.  Why?  Because I’ve been married to a ‘minute man’ (as I refer to him) for sixteen long ‘what’s the big O anyway?’ years and having the whole problem between men and women spelled out in a short story is hysterically funny and endearing.– Chrissy RJ, 5 Ribbons –  Read rest of review


Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy

“COWBOY CHRISTMAS is a book that grabs you from the first paragraph and never lets go. I was moved to tears by the end, and the journey of seeing Annette and Elijah make their way to one another is touching and sweet. Wonderful characters fill this book as well as some of the most evil villains you would ever want to be missed.”Cinlee RJ, 5 Ribbons –  Read rest of review


Hell’s Eight- Tucker’s Claim by Sarah McCarty

“An added delight with Sarah’s books are that you get to revisit with favorite characters from previous stories in the series and they play just as important of roles in every book” Cinlee, 5 Ribbons RJ –  Read rest of review 


Destiny’s Captive by Kate lyon

“DESTINY’S CAPTIVE literally took my breath away as it allowed me to revisit days gone by.  Both Jeremiah and Angelina are strong characters whose troubled past made them deserving to find one another.” Suzie Housley,  5 Ribbons RJ –  Read rest of review  


Vampire Academy Book 4 Blood Promise, by Richelle Mead

“Lissa is trying to hone her magic but I think she is just beginning to understand what she is capable of.  Unfortunately, she has some major bumps along the way but I feel like it will help her mature and reach her potential. ” Ann, 4 Ribbons RJ, Read rest of review 



The Queen’s Bastard by C.E. Murphy

“C.E. Murphy has created a masterful tale in the QUEEN’S BASTARD, combining political intrigue, suspense, power and sexuality into a fast-paced delectable mélange that will satisfy historical fiction and fantasy fans alike.”Katherine Petersen RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review 


Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

“DREAMFEVER is an adrenaline rush from cover to cover.  MacKayla’s character matures and grows and we get a deeper glimpse into Barron’s past.” Wendy RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review


Silent Night, Haunted Night by Terri Garey

“Humor, romance, mystery and a cast of ghosts that will have you turning the pages late into the night.  Nicki is a phenomenal character who makes some hard choices and does some growing up in this latest installment.  Ghoulishly Fantastic!” Wendy RJ, 4 Ribbons, Read rest of review


Scorched: The Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood

“SCORCHED, THE DARK FORGOTTEN is a dark labyrinth of mystery, romance, deceit and paranormal entities with a shining bright light at the end of the corridor.” Wendy RJ, 4 Ribbons,Read rest of review



Surrender the Devil by Lorraine Heath

“The story is filled with intrigue, fascinating characters, attention-grabbing events that were a bit of a surprise, and a passion filled romance that readers will appreciate immensely.” Pamela Denise RJ, 4.5 Ribbons, Read rest of review


Can’t Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards

“CAN’T STAND THE HEAT is a deliciously sexy read that immerses you into the food industry and fine dining.  Louisa Edwards entertainingly details the various kitchen staff, their tasks, and the inner workings of a five star restaurant.”Pamela Denise RJ, 4.5 Ribbons,Read rest of review


He’s No Prince Charming by LuAnn McLane

“combination of conflict, comedy, and real life struggles of a budding relationship make for one delightful read. The modern day pop princess and her gallant-though-grumpy prince are well developed characters that I loved learning about.”Pamela Denise RJ, 4.5 Ribbons,Read rest of review



In the Master’s Bed, by Blythe Gifford

“IN THE MASTER’S BED is so cunningly bewitching that readers will unknowingly lose a whole night reading.  While rewarding reads are perpetually sought, a more satisfying read cannot be found. ” Chris RJ, 4.5 Ribbons, Read rest of review


The Undoing of a Lady, by Nicola Cornick

“Nicola Cornick’s THE UNDOING OF A LADY is the spectacular culmination to the Brides of Fortune series.  A book worthy of the highest acclaim, a Regency series of the highest caliber, if you haven’t bought it yet – get thee to a bookstore!” Chris RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review



Moonshadows, by Melinda Hammond

“Melinda Hammond’s MOONSHADOWS is a lingering dual-time love story, suffused with such a perfect blend of history, paranormal, and romance that lovers of all genres will be intensely satiated.” Chris RJ, 5 Ribbons,Read rest of review 



Possess Me at Midnight by Shayla Black

“POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT has it all — powerful magic, blazing passion to warm even the coldest heart, loyalty, and breathtaking honest to goodness love in a paranormal world that left me breathless.” Natalie RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review


 Winter Kiss by Deborah Cooke

“A beautiful and emotionally gripping fourth novel, WINTER KISS is compelling and will keep readers riveted in their seats and breathing a happy sigh at the love shared between Delaney and Ginger.Natalie RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review


Longfellow Seduced by Violet Summers

For a wonderful read, LONGFELLOW SEDUCED is the book for you.  Magnus will make you chuckle more than once and then sigh in undignified longing – I speak from experience, let me tell you!” Natalie R, 4.5 Ribbons,Read rest of review


A Dark Love by Margaret Carroll

“I recommend A DARK LOVE by Margaret Carroll for anyone that loves a good psychological thriller. The romance blossoms through the story and adds an extra flair” Destiny Booze RJ, 5 Ribbons,  Read rest of review ***

Hunting Season-Shelly Laurenston

With a hilarious cast of supporting characters provided by the other Ravens and Crows, a very interesting plot, and a scorching romance that nearly set my computer on fire, HUNTING SEASON is an excellent read” Noelle RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review 


Mane Squeeze-Shelly Laurenston

“With a lively cast of supporting characters, including several returning from Ms. Laurenston’s previous works in the Pride Series, THE MANE SQUEEZE had me giggling several times at the antics and dialogue.” Noelle RJ, 5 Ribbons,Read rest of review


 Friday Night Bites: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill

“All of the characters are extremely witty and I love every one of them. A lot of heroines tend to be full of themselves or too silly to be likeable, but not Merit. She is intelligent, strong, and very rarely lets her guard down. She is all about staying focused. I loved every last minute of FRIDAY NIGHT BITES and I cannot wait to see what is next on Merit’s agenda.” Pamela Lynne RJ, 5 Ribbons, Read rest of review 


4 Responses to RJ Blue Ribbon Favorites 12/31/09

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  2. susan leech

    This sounds good and wish you the best with it. I am not sticking around today as I am sick and need to go back to bed. I had to check emails and be sure I di not miss too uch. ha susan L.

  3. Linda Henderson

    A lot of these are on my wish list.

  4. Blythe Gifford

    Wow! Thanks so much for the mention of IN THE MASTER’S BED. I’m thrilled.

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