Monday, 13 February 2012 13:55

Review: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

EARLfrontcoversmaller“The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, January 2012, $7.99, 496pp)




Series: The Cynster Sisters’ Trilogy & 18th Cynster book

  1. “Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue” – Heather Cynster & Viscount Breckenridge
  2. In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster” – Eliza Cynster & Jeremy Carling
  3. “The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae” – Angelica Cynster & the Earl of Glencrae


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Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:32

Review: Intimate Exposure

intimateexposure_300h“Intimate Exposure” by Portia Da Costa (erotic, Carina, February 2012, $3.99, 40,000 words)




In “Intimate Exposure,” Portia Da Costa’s latest erotic romance, Vicki Renard is an executive at a company that has recently been sold to a mysterious new owner, F.W. Shanley. Red Webster is a photographer working to create a company profile as part of the management transition. Red likes to tease the oh-so serious and proper Vicki. However on one visit, he playfully takes Vicki’s ereader and sees that she is reading “The Story of O,” a tale about one woman’s submissive journey. Suspecting that Vicki’s reading choice spoke to her sexual desires, Red intensifies his pursuit of her.


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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:13

Review: Not Wicked Enough

nwe_h“Not Wicked Enough” by Carolyn Jewel (historical, Berkley, February 2012, $7.99, 320pp)




Series: Seducing the Scoundrels

  1. “Not Wicked Enough” – Lily & Mountjoy
  2. “Not Proper Enough” – Ginny & Fenrith (to be released in September of 2012)


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Tuesday, 07 February 2012 19:18

Review: The Rogue Pirate's Bride

rogue-pirate-200“The Rogue Pirate’s Bride” by Shana Galen (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 352pp)


Series: Sons of Revolution

  1. “The Making of a Duchess” – Julien Harcourt, Duc de Valere & Sarah Smith
  2. “The Making of a Gentleman” – Armand Harcourt, Comte de Valere & Felcity Bennett
  3. “The Rogue Pirate’s Bride” – Sebastien Harcourt, Marquis de Valere & Raeven Russell


“The Rogue Pirate’s Bride” by Shana Galen is the last of three books about the Harcourts, a family of French aristocrats that was pulled apart and devastated by the French Revolution. This one is the story of Sebastien Harcourt, a man who made his way in the world by becoming a privateer on the open ocean. Known as Captain Cutlass, Bastien has spent his life trying to forget his past and making a notorious name for himself. But, he meets his match in Raeven Russell, the daughter of an admiral in the British navy. Raised at sea, Raeven is no debutante. She is a woman on a mission – a mission to make Captain Cutlass pay for his sins.


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RNNREad2-3“A Lady Never Surrenders” by Sabrina Jeffries (review copy)
Review to come


“Last Man Standing” by Cindy Gerard (ebook)
I’m relatively new to the world of Cindy Gerard. However, I was quite eager to read this book after being hooked by “With No Remorse.” Joe Green made for a very compelling hero. I also loved the fact that Stephanie is the driving force behind getting Joe out of trouble half a world away. Cindy Gerard has become a must read for me over the past year, and “Last Man Standing” only cemented this feeling.


“The Male Stripper” by Opal Carew (ebook, review copy)
See review


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Sunday, 05 February 2012 14:04

Review: Secrets of an Accidental Duchess

Secrets_Countess“Secrets of an Accidental Duchess” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, February 2012, $7.99, 432pp)


Series: The Donovan Sisters

  1. “Confessions of an Improper Bride” – Serena and Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford
  2. “Once Upon a Wicked Night” – bridge ebook between “Confessions” and “Secrets”
  3. “Secrets of an Accidental Duchess” – Olivia and Max
  4. “Pleasures of a Tempted Lady” – Captain William Langley and Meg Donovan (to be released August 1, 2012)


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Saturday, 04 February 2012 15:02

Review: Firelight

cover-firelight“Firelight” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Grand Central, February 2012, $5.99, 400pp)




From this moment that I started reading Kristen Callihan’s “Firelight,” I was hooked. I couldn’t resist the firestarting heroine and the deeply tortured hero finding true love in dark London. The mystery kept me turning the pages with gusto as I tried to figure out what possible ailment affected said hero, Lord Benjamin Archer and how it all might be resolved. Callihan kept me guessing with this riveting romance.


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Thursday, 02 February 2012 20:50

Review: How to Dance With a Duke

howtodancewithaduke-200x330“How to Dance With a Duke” by Manda Collins (historical, St. Martins, January 2012, $7.99, 352pp)


Series: The Ugly Ducklings, book 1


Miss Cecily Hurston has a big problem. Her father, Viscount Hurston, is in trouble. He is very sick, but is also the subject of some cruel rumors that suggest he may have killed his assistant, Will Dalton. Cecily wants to continue her father’s work with Egyptian antiquities to prove that Hurston had no hand in any scandalous behavior. However, no one is willing to help – especially not Will’s brother Lucas, Duke of Winterson.


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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:27

Review: Impact

Impact“Imapact” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, February 2011, $7.50, 114pp): Connor Raub is a professional bull rider and also a Dom. However, he only indulges his dominant tendencies at an exclusive BDSM club afraid that the conservative people and sponsors in the world of bull riding wouldn’t understand his personal lifestyle choices. Yet, he is intrigued by the new girl working with the tour, Jessica Talbot and has a hard time restraining his desires.


Jessica is of course a submissive, one who has lusted after Connor since seeing him engaged in a scene at his club. She is flattered when Connor expresses interest in her, but then disappointed when he balks at indulging in kink. He adamantly believes that they need to keep their relationship vanilla because of his career.


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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 10:37

Debut Author Spotlight: Manda Collins

manda_collinsRNN welcomes debut author Manda Collins whose historical romance "How to Dance with a Duke" released yesterday. RNN is giving away a copy of Collins' debut book to one lucky commenter. Read to the end to find out how to enter.


Q: Your debut historical romance "How to Dance with a Duke" releases on January 31st. It features a heroine, Miss Cecily Hurston, a bluestocking who is an Egyptian antiquities scholar and is desperate to continue her father's work. She is a bit of a spitfire. How did you create her character?


A: Since I was one of those nerdy girls in high school, I've always been fascinated by the nineteenth century version of the girl nerd, the bluestocking. I knew when I was planning this trilogy that I needed my three heroines to all be gifted at something. I'm not sure when Egyptology entered the picture, but as soon as it did I knew Cecily could be nothing other than a languages and antiquities expert. The rest just fell into place.

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