By Madeline Iva
“That lovely month when ev’ry one goes–blissfully astray.”
March is when spring comes–ha! For a week out in the West maybe. And all March brings to the Northeast is a mini-winter.
Even in the South–where the lucky folk get a glorious burst of tulips and daffodils that smite the eyes with beauty–March and April are flirty, edgy and inconstant. It’s not until May that spring truly arrives. It’s not until May when the deep promise of fertility roams across the land. May is green. May is warm. May is lusty.
Botticelli’s Primavera, also known as the Allegory of Spring presents the arrival of spring. The three graces dance: they are beauty, joy, and charm. In my garden the three graces are peonies, daisies, and roses. All of them have started to bloom and the garden is at its best in this month.
Here are some other welcome spring arrivals to my TBR pile. Two authors I like, doing what they do best and one new author to try:
Curve Ball by Charlotte Stein (and hey!–it’s only .99 cents!) When Judy Myers is offered a relaxing vacation to get away from her latest heartbreak, she can’t say no. A cruise on her brother’s yacht sounds like heaven…until she realises her brother’s best friend has been invited along for the ride. Steven Stark is big, he’s loud, and he’s obviously not interested in the plump, plain little sister he used to tease unmercifully. In fact, he’s still quite happy to tease her – until she turns the tables on him.
Soul Possession by Maya Banks Jessie spends a hot night with two sexy-as-sin detectives, only to be accused of murder the very next day. But when Jessie becomes the target of a serial killer, her two detectives will risk everything to have her back in their arms—and in their bed…
Agent of Desire by Charlie Evans (Jessica Booker #1–in a series)*An Erotic Spy Thriller* Adrenaline junkie Jessica Booker joined the CIA to take on bad guys and flirt with danger. And with perks like sleeping with hot foreign men added into the mix, well…it’s a pretty sweet deal. Now in Paris, she’s about to take on her second assignment as an official agent but is caught off guard when her new handler turns out to be Sims, a sexy CIA instructor. Sims was hard enough to resist in the classroom—in the field, he’s a dangerous distraction. To make matters worse, Jessica’s target is a gorgeous Frenchman who manages to put her in the most compromising positions—positions she doesn’t altogether mind.