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Posted February 21, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Crown Jewel Mystery by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley

Audiobook review: The Crown Jewel Mystery Authors:  Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Narrators: Simon Prebble & Wendy Tremont King Audio Speed: 1.25x & 1.5x Series: Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #4 (PREQUEL) Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Narrator When I put a call out for historical mysteries with strong-willed lead women, I got some great suggestions. It was narrator Wendy […]

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Posted February 19, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Note: This review contains spoilers from the previous titles in the series. Dealing with the aftermath of the shocking discovery that Lady Ingram is a spy for Moriarty, The Hollow of Fear shifts […]

Author Guest Post: Anne Renwic..

Posted February 19, 2019 by Jen in Author Guest Post
Author Guest Post: Anne Renwick (Elemental Web Chronicles)

Please help me welcome Anne Renwick to the blog. She’s here talking about her inspirations for her amazing steampunk/historical romance series: Elemental Web Chronicles. Why science in a historical setting? Why steampunk? Why romance? Once upon a time, I was a research scientist. After majoring in biology, I earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular and […]

Sunday Snippet: Dukes Are Fore..

Posted February 17, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Dukes Are Forever by Bec McMaster

About the Book Dukes Are Forever Author: Bec McMaster Publisher: Bec McMaster Released: February 12, 2019 Series: London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #5 Genre: Paranormal/ Steampunk Romance Snippet: Green eyes narrowed and his wife pressed a hand to his chest, stepping forward until they were barely inches apart. “Just what are you up to?” The Duke […]

#FitReaders Check-In: February..

Posted February 15, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: February 15, 2019

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. NEW FOR 2019: Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I’ll continue to post […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased A Conspiracy in Belgravia is the wonderful sophomore story of the Lady Sherlock series! After a bit of a confusing start in the previous book, now I am familiar with the author’s writing style, and the primary […]

Sunday Snippet: Breaking the B..

Posted February 10, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules by Annika Martin

About the Book Breaking the Billionaire’s Rules Author: Annika Martin Publisher: Annika Martin Released: February 19, 2019 Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy Snippet: With trembling hands I knock. “Lunch delivery.” Because I can’t quite bring myself to say Meow Squad. “Come in,” he says, sounding bored.  I push my cart in.   There across an expanse […]

#FitReaders Check-In: February..

Posted February 8, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: February 8, 2019

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. NEW FOR 2019: Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I’ll continue to post […]

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Posted February 7, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series #1 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Mae West’s life just took a turn for the worse: her husband was arrested for running a Ponzie scheme, and Mae is left with nothing but a barely-drivable […]

Review: The Matchmaker’s..

Posted February 5, 2019 by Jen in Rating C, reviews, romance, woman's fiction
Review: The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

The Matchmaker’s List Author: Sonya Lalli Reviewer: Jen Rating: B-/C- (see below) What I’m Talking About: I’m just going to come out and say this – while I enjoyed parts of The Matchmaker’s List, I struggled with the review and how to rate the title. I went in expecting a romance and therefore a happily […]

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Posted February 4, 2019 by Jen in contemporary, LGBTQ, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Montana by M.J. Roberts

Audiobook review: Montana Author: M. J. Roberts Narrator:  Greg Boudreaux Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Montana #1 Genre: Contemporary fiction, LGBTQ, m/m, romantic elements Source: Author This first story in the Montana series by new-to-me author M. J. Roberts was a nice surprise. Given that I’ve never had the opportunity to visit there myself, I enjoyed getting to know the […]

Sunday Snippet: Brick by Jen D..

Posted February 3, 2019 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Brick by Jen Davis

About the Book Brick Author: Jen Davis Publisher: Limitless Publishing Released: February 5, 2019 Series: Cooper Construction #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance with suspense elements Snippet: Liv shivered against the chill seeping into her bones as she surveyed the packed interior of the plane. About two dozen people lined the edges, their gear strapped on, ready as they’d […]

#FitReaders Check-In: February..

Posted February 1, 2019 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: February 1, 2019

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. NEW FOR 2019: Most of our support is done via our Facebook Group. I’ll continue to post […]

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Posted January 31, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Audiobook review: Diamond Fire Author: Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renée Raudman & Emily Rankin Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5 Genre: Urban Fantasy, novella Source: purchased I always, always love doing a “re-read” of any Ilona Andrew book via the audiobook format, and Diamond Fire is no exception. This wonderful novella is a transitional story in the Hidden […]

Review: Flare Up by Shannon St..

Posted January 30, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Flare Up by Shannon Stacey

Flare Up Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Shannon Stacey is always one of my go-to authors for small-town, family-centric, feel-good romances. Her Boston Fire series, although set in a bigger city, has the neighborhood feel and continues to fit the bill with its tight-knit firefighting family. We have met […]