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A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan My rating: 2 of 5 stars A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin should be just the kind of book I love to read. There's a likeable heroine and a hero with a dark, tragic secret in his past. There's delicious, snarky banter as the pair revisit an old childhood friendship and renegotiate their interaction as adults. The love scenes are hot enough of scorch the print right off the page. Yet I can only give this book two stars. If this were a first book, from a new author, I might rate it higher... but I just expect more from the talented Sophie Jordan. The prose is lush, the side characters well crafted and humorous. The difficulty lies with the main characters, Rosalie and her stepbrother, Declan. These two characters never come fully to life. Rosalie just isn't particularly...deep. She's grown...

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 is the date for an EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal for Book Three in the "French Kiss" series!

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Review of Once More My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath

Let me first say that I have always loved Lorraine's books. They are always 4.5 or 5 star reviews. That being said I am not really a fan of amnesia stories. The heroine Ophelia is not a very likable person who treats Drake is not worth her notice. Drake on the other hand is handsome and charming and loves to torment Ophelia. When he rescues her from the Thames one night she doesn't remember who she is. Drake decides to teach her a lesson and tells her she is a servant in his household. Ophelia feels this isn't right, but since she cannot remember she goes along with it. She turns out to be a hard worker with a good heart and a genuinely nice person. Meanwhile Drake is investigating why her brother has not signed the alarm that she is missing. He finds out a terrible secret about Ophelia...

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“Little Beach Street Bakery” by Jenny Colgan

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan, published in 2014 by Sphere. Author. Goodreads. Amazon. Book Depository. Source: purchased. Genre: chick-lit. Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their townhouse, she has to move miles away from everyone, to the sleepy little seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it. Sometimes, bread really is life ....

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Aug 29 - Post

Tamed Review

Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti Dark Protectors Book 6.5 Published May 15, 2014 4 Fangs "Just enough of the Realm to tide fans over while awaiting the highly anticipated Book 7, Marked." Synopsis - Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he's a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He's not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that's what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he's in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life. . . After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the...

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Review: Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath

Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath Review - There are just some authors that can tug at the old heartstrings and Lorraine Heath is one of the best. In Passions of a Wicked Earl she delivers a novel with one of the most tortured and complex characters, Morgan Lyons, I’ve read in a historical romance book in a while.

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Aug 29 - Post

Pubby Love: Avon Romance Spotlight

Thanks to some amazing publishers, we sometimes get an opportunity to have early access to some pretty amazing upcoming titles. We want to spread the “Pubby Love” by spotlighting the fabulous books that the publishers have sent our way in exchange for an honest review.  A HUGE thank-you to the ladies over at Avon Books […]

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Reading for fun...

Now that the kids are headed back to school and the weather is starting to get a bit cooler, I'm hoping to find a bit more time to read for pleasure. These are a few of the books I'm looking at reading...stay tuned because in a few weeks I'm going to be giving away a paperback copy of Candis Terry's  SOMETHING SWEETER.  Publisher's blurb: To ruin a man’s life once takes a regrettable

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Have you entered my book scarf giveaway?

To celebrate the September PRINT release of PERSONAL TARGET (Elite Ops 2), I am giving away a beautiful Infinity Book Scarf featuring text from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven." The scarf is American-made from super soft 100% cotton knit fabric. The contest runs through October 6th and is open internationally. You can enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter at my Facebook Page or on the contest page at my website. Good luck! In addition to its digital release earlier this summer, PERSONAL TARGET will be available in print on September 2. Pre-order now from any bookstore or online retailer. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Aug 29 - Post

Hunter by Night by Elisabeth Staab

Book Name: Huter by Night Author's Name: Elisabeth Staab Category: M/F Main Characters: Lee and Alexia Series: Chronicles of Yavn #3 Release Date: 06/03/2014 Author's  Website     Goodreads     Buy here: AMAZON   BLURB: She wants out.. Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch... He needs her to stay.. Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong...but now it's killing him—and he's horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He'd rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior... Reviewed By: My Rating:...

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