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Apr
5

Review: Sweet Madness by Heather Snow

Review: Sweet Madness by Heather Snow Sweet Madness Author: Heather Snow  Release Date: April 2, 2013 Publisher: Signet A Veiled Seduction #3 ISBN: #978-0451239679 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (384 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: An Untamed Mind Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has committed herself to studying the maladies of the mind, particularly treating traumatized soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars. It is this expertise that brings the Marquess of Bromwich’s family to her door. Gabriel Devereaux’s unexpected and unpredictable episodes are unlike any Penelope has studied. The once proud soldier has been left shaken and withdrawn, but she manages to build a fragile trust between...
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Mar
28

Review: Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent

Review: Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent Lady of Ashes Author: Christine Trent  Release Date: Feb. 26 2013 Publisher: Kensington Lady of Ashes #1 ISBN: #978-0758265913 Genre: Historical Mystery Format(s): Paperback (420 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals.      Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the...
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Jan
1

Before and After… A Year’s Journey by Una

Before and After… A Year’s Journey by Una Twimom has suggested that if I wanted, I could share my weight-loss story with you.  At first, I thought it would be great, that maybe I could help inspire or encourage someone.  Then, after I was looking at the pictures of me through this journey, I was embarrassed and became afraid.  As I would have to admit how I got to be so heavy.  But an end of the year post is an opportunity to look back – not to nitpick and agonize over past wrongs; so the usefulness in seeing where you have been, will guide one where to go in the next year.   Since I was...
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Dec
18

Review: Touch of Steel by Kate Cross

Review: Touch of Steel by Kate Cross Touch of Steel Author: Kate Cross  Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012 Publisher: Signet Clockwork Agents #2 ISBN: #978-0451238825 Genre: Steampunk Romance Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: The Wardens of the Realm are a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England from any threat. But in this steam-powered world, there’s a fine line between enemy and ally… Reeling from her brother’s death, beautiful American spy Claire Brooks has vowed revenge on the member of The Company who she believes to be responsible: Stanton Howard. But when she chases the man to London, Claire is captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed...
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Dec
11

Review: Magic for a Price by Devon Monk

Review: Magic for a Price by Devon Monk Magic for a Price Author: Devon Monk  Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012 Publisher: ROC Allie Beckstrom #9 ISBN: #978-0451464866 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (368 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       For most of her life, Allison Beckstrom has used magic and accepted the heavy price it exacts. But now that all magic is poisoned, it’s no longer just using people—it’s killing them.       With Portland about to descend into chaos, Allie needs to find a way to purify the wells of tainted magic beneath the city. But the only options left to her are grim: attempt to close down magic forever,...
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Nov
15

Review: Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta

Review: Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta Her Sky Cowboy Author: Beth Ciotta  Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012 Publisher: Signet The Glorious Victorious Darcys #1 ISBN: #978-0451238474 Genre: Steampunk Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: Amelia Darcy has no interest in marrying well. Her heart belongs to the sky and the dirigibles of brass and steel that swoop over Victorian England. But when her father, an eccentric inventor, dies, the Darcy siblings are left with scrap metal—and not a penny to their names. Their only hope to save the family reputation and fortune is to embark on a quest to discover an invention of historical importance in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden...
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Nov
13

Review: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine

Review: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine Bitter Blood Author: Rachel Caine  Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012 Publisher: NAL The Morganville Vampires #13 ISBN: #978-0451238115 Genre: Young Adult, paranormal Format(s): Hardcover (404 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…       Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s...
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Oct
5

Review: Ruined by Moonlight by Emma Wildes

Review: Ruined by Moonlight by Emma Wildes Ruined by Moonlight Author: Emma Wildes  Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012 Publisher: Signet Whispers of Scandal #1 ISBN: #978-0451237798 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): Paperback (310 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: What is society to do when the diamonds of the first water are caught in compromising situations, one after the other? Can the young ladies survive the season with their reputations intact…or will the scandalous whispers surrounding them bring about the ultimate ruination? When Lady Elena Morrow, the reigning belle of the ton, suddenly disappears, her family is desperate to find her—and to keep the story from spreading through London society like wildfire, before her reputation...
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Sep
19

Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter Anthology

Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter Anthology Gimme Shelter Editor: J.R. Blackwell  Release Date: Jan. 15, 2012 Publisher: Galileo Publishing Genre: Urban Fantasy, Anthology, Horror Format(s): e-book Book Source: Purchased About the book: The Zombies Are Here! Gimme Shelter, the anthology of the zombie Apocalypse, is about zombies, survival, fathers and daughters, teenagers making out, guns, awkward third dates, reality TV gone wrong, and having a sense of humor in the face of impending disaster. It’s a love letter to horror, zombies and the apocalypse. Gimme Shelter features all-new fiction from Filamena Young, Jared Axelrod, PJ Schnyder, Christiana Ellis, Peter Woodworth, Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, Rob Wieland, David A. Hill Jr., Phillipa Ballentine, Chuck Wendig, and...
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Sep
5

Review: A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner

Review: A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner A Lady and Her Magic Author: Tammy Falkner  Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012 Publisher: Sourcebooks ISBN: #978-1402268120 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      Rules Are Made To Be Disobeyed…      Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency’s glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she’s bound for trouble…      And Scandals Are Meant To Be Shocking…      The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the...
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