ARC Giveaway 52

It is only now I can bear to part with the ARC of Mistress By Mistake and that’s simply because Maggie sent me a copy of the finished thing! Autographed specially to me. :D  Mistress By Mistake doesn’t come out until April 27, so still over a week away, but it really can’t hit the […]

Review: The Wild Marquis 10

I thought long and hard before I decided to post this review. Not because it’s bad. It’s not. But because I want the reviewer to like the premise of the book. I want the book to be a book that would interest them enough to purchase themselves. As Sherry found out, this didn’t turn out […]

Taking a moment… 30

Today, I’d like to take a moment to talk about something I just discovered. Yesterday,  Jennifer Haymore, who also writes as Dawn Halliday, announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer last month. Jennifer spoke about it on her blog. You can read it here. Just the word cancer instills a certain fear in most […]

Review:In Bed With The Duke 3

In Bed With The Duke Author: Christina Dodd Publisher: NAL/Signet Pub. Date: March 2, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0451229335 Retail: $7.99 400 pages Demure lady’s companion Emma Chegwidden never defies society’s rules. Until the night she runs straight into the arms of the mysterious and menacing Reaper . . . a man who rides the night-shadowed countryside […]

Review: Desires of a Perfect Lady 2

Desires of a Perfect Lady Author: Victoria Alexander Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins Pub. Date: March 30, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0061449482 Retail: $7.99 384 pages A Secret list of the Desires of Lady Olivia Rathbourne 1) Disregard convention 2) Follow my heart 3) Bed the Earl of Wyldewood A decade ago, Olivia had expected to marry the Earl of […]

A minor rant 27

Nothing gets my goat more than purchasing a book after seeing a wonderful cover and reading the back cover blurb, then getting it home and realizing I already own this book. I feel like I’ve been swindled. It’s an author I’m familiar with and it’s a new cover and a new back cover blurb, but […]

Review: Hot Westmoreland Nights 9

Hot Westmoreland Nights Author: Brenda Jackson Publisher: Harlequin/Silhouette Desire Pub. Date: March 1, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0373730131 Retail: $4.75 192 pages If you can’t stand the heat . . . He knew better than to lust after the hired help. But Ramsey Westmoreland’s new cook was just so delectable . . . it was enough to […]

What do you want in your romance novel 19

What do I want in my romance novel? I’d like to say it’s enough that I get a pleasant escape from the realities of life–a lovely diversion where two people who love each other passionately get their HEA. I’d like to say that’s what I want in my romance books. Apparently, it’s not that simple. […]

Review: Tempting Fortune 3

Tempting Fortune Author: Jo Beverley Publisher: Everlyn Pub. Date: March 1, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1849670036 Retail: £6.99 347 pages The Stakes Portia St. Claire’s brother has gambled and lost, throwing her into the power of ruthless men. Their price for his life is her virtue, to be auctioned off in London’s most notorious brothel… The Bidder […]

Review: Live to Tell 4

Live to Tell Author: Wendy Corsi Staub Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins Pub. Date: February 23, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0061895067 Retail: $7.99 400 pages Secrets can scandalize … In a lovely suburban town just north of New York City, the gossip mill runs more efficiently than the commuter train line. And in every impeccably decorated house, they’re talking about […]