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Sunday, 30 October 2011 18:42

Book Thoughts - In Total Surrender

In_Total_Surrender“In Total Surrender” by Anne Mallory (historical, Avon, October 2011, $7.99, 384pp)





  • “One Night is Never Enough”
  • “In Total Surrender”


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Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:47

Book Thoughts - The Viper

Viper“The Viper” by Monica McCarty (historical, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 416pp)


Series: Highland Guard

  1. “The Ranger”
  2. “The Hawk”
  3. “The Chief”
  4. “The Viper”
  5. “The Saint”


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Sunday, 16 October 2011 13:40

Book Thoughts - In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster

IN_PURSUIT_OF_ELIZA_CYNSTER_small“In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October, 2011, $7.99, 448pp)


Series: The Cynster Sisters Trilogy

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


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Friday, 30 September 2011 18:28

Book Thoughts - What a Duke Wants

what_duke_wants“What a Duke Wants” by Lavinia Kent (historical, Avon, October 2011, $7.99, 384pp): Most romance readers have particular plot devices that drive them crazy, that push all of the wrong emotional buttons and make it difficult to enjoy certain books. One of mine is when a historical hero asks the love interest to become his mistress. These heroes often seem to be so incredibly ignorant about the plight of women with no money, with no one to protect them and/or with no choices. I find it hard to forgive these very selfish and shortsighted heroes – which makes it very difficult to believe that they deserve a happily ever after.


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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:32

Book Thoughts - Seduction of a Highland Lass

seduction_highland_lass“Seduction of a Highland Lass” by Maya Banks (historical, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 352pp)




“Seduction of a Highland Lass” is the second book in Maya Banks’ McCabe trilogy. Set in Scotland, the story follows Ewan McCabe's brother Alaric as he sets out to a neighboring clan to sacrifice himself on the altar of matrimony in order to solidify plans for an alliance. But something happens to Alaric on his way to meet his intended which changes the course of this life.


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Monday, 19 September 2011 19:54

Book Thoughts - Love, Come to Me

lovecometome“Love, Come to Me” by Lisa Kleypas (historical, Signet, September 2011, $7.99, 400pp): Reading early books by established authors can be a fascinating experience. As such, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read one of Lisa Kleypas’ early books, “Love, Come to Me.” I did have some reservations, most notably, that the book is set in the post-Civil War/Reconstruction era. This time period is definitely not one of my favorites for romance novels. But, I was curious, and I love so many of Lisa Kleypas’ historical romances.


Lucinda Caldwell is a well-to-do and beautiful young woman living in Concord, Massachusetts. She is engaged to a local war hero who keeps putting off their wedding. Newcomer Heath Rayne, a southerner looking to make a fresh start, sees Lucinda and decides that he has met the woman of his dreams. Heath engineers a compromising encounter with Lucinda, and the two end up married. Shortly thereafter, Heath invests in a newspaper forcing the couple to move to Boston starting a whole new life.


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Sunday, 18 September 2011 17:12

Book Thoughts - Elizabeth, the Enchantress

elizabeth_enchantress“Elizabeth, the Enchantress” by Lavinia Kent (historical, Avon Impulse, September 2011, $1.99, 348kb, enovella)




The fourth installment in Lavinia Kent’s Real Duchesses of London series is “Elizabeth, the Enchantress,” the story of the most brittle of the friends who are the focus of the series. Throughout the series, it has been Elizabeth who is the coldest woman, the one who might be mastermind behind the embarrassing and hurtful cartoons circulating around London. I have been fascinated with Elizabeth for some time and was quite eager to finally get her story.


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Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:23

Book Thoughts - Lord and Lady Spy

lord-lady-spy“Lord and Lady Spy” by Shana Galen (historical, Sourcebooks, September 2011, $6.99, 384pp)




The spy theme seems to permeate historical romances these days. While I’m not over this theme, I am careful about reading these books. Yet, I was quite intrigued by Shana Galen’s take on this subject when I read the description of “Lord and Lady Spy.” Two married spies who are unaware of their spouse’s activities? I jumped at the chance to get a review copy. And did it live up to my lofty expectations? Absolutely! Galen crafts a wonderfully tender romance filled with emotional angst and lots of spy-type action and adventure.


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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 19:42

Book Thoughts - Never Been Bit

Never_Been_Bit“Never Been Bit” by Lydia Dare (paranormal, historical, Sourcebooks, September 2011, $7.99, 384pp)




Finally, it is time for Sir Alec MacQuarrie to get his happily ever after in Lydia Dare’s vampyre/Lycan series. Over the course of several books, Alec has watched the woman he loved marry a Lycan, been betrayed by his best friend and been mortally wounded – to then be turned into a vampyre. His transformation sent him down a dark path filled with blood lust, depravity and self-hatred. He is only brought out of his self-pitying fog when he runs across the witch, Sorcha Ferguson, who seems determined to ruin her life by tying herself to one of the hated Lycans for the rest of her life.


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Monday, 05 September 2011 09:13

Book Thoughts - A Night to Surrender

anighttosurrender"A Night to Surrender" by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2011, $7.99, 400pp)




"A Night to Surrender" is part of Avon K.I.S.S. and Teal campaign for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Avon is donating 25 cents for each book sold (up to $25,000).


Welcome to Spindle Cove, the setting of Tessa Dare's new historical romance series. Spindle Cove is a unique, small community whose population is predominately female – enough so that the community is often referred to as Spinsters Cove. When a militia comes to town, it sets the scene for a fun and light-hearted battle of the sexes.


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