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Saturday, 04 January 2014 13:03

Jennifer's November 2013 Reads

Monthly Totals:
Books Read: 42
Ebooks Read: 40
Paper Books Read: 2
Review Books Read: 13
Re-Reads:3

 

Saturday, 04 January 2014 12:44

Jennifer's October 2013 Reads

Monthly Totals:
Books Read: 34
Ebooks Read: 34
Review Books Read: 11
Re-Reads: 1

 

Saturday, 04 January 2014 12:16

Jennifer's September 2013 Reads

Monthly Totals:
Books Read: 38
Ebooks Read: 38
Review Books Read: 16
Re-Reads: 1
DNF: 1

 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 20:28

Book Review: The Chocolate Heart

the chocolate heartThe Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand (contemporary, Kensington, December 2013, $14.00, 368pp)


Series: part of The Chocolate series


Summary:
No one hates Paris - except Summer Corey. The moody winters. The artists and their ennui. The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel. But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding, gorgeous chef patissier Luc Leroi and indecently propositions the hero of French cuisine...Luc has scrambled up from a childhood panhandling in the Paris Metro to become the king of his city, and he has no patience for this spoiled princess, even if she does now own his restaurant. Who cares if she smiles with all the warmth of July? She doesn't eat dessert! There is only one way to tempt her. A perfect, impossibly sweet seduction...

Laura Florand - Author PhotoToday, Laura Florand stops by to answer a few questions about her most recent release, The Chocolate Heart, an angsty yet wonderful touching romance set in Paris. The Chocolate is an RNN Recommended Read – and one of our picks for best contemporary romance of 2013. If you haven’t read this book (or if you haven’t read Laura Florand), we recommend you do so NOW!

 

1. Chocolate and Paris tickle so many women's romance sensors, and you manage to combine both in your current series. Why chocolate and why Paris?

I lived in Paris and met my own husband there, and I honestly did not always find that city easy. But it’s so vivid, so full of romance, and it’s layered with centuries and centuries of romantic power over people’s imaginations. It’s a symbol of going for that one big dream – you have to see Paris. There’s no other city quite like it. And the fact that it’s both hugely romantic and real, that you have to face the reality of your dream once you go to it, makes it all the more compelling for story, I think.

 

HeartofaDukeVictoria Morgan’s The Heart of a Duke is a historical romance with heart. Morgan tells the story of Lady Julia Chandler who is caught between twin brothers: Lord Daniel Bryant and Edmund, the Duke of Bedford. She is engaged to one - who is a rather nasty character -  but drawn to the other - who is everything his evil brother is not. The Heart of a Duke is Morgan’s second book and is one that is perfect for fans of historical romance. Julia and Daniel’s poignant love story is filled with intriguing twists and turns. The setup for the next book also had me hooked (Brett and Emily, I hope!!!). I could not put this one down. While the ending did not surprise – especially because of the title of the book – Morgan made it work. I was convinces that the resolution was the only way for this one to end. This is an author that readers should watch.

 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 19:47

Review: Redemption

redemption 450Redemption by Stephanie Tyler (new adult, post-apocalyptic, Carina, November 2013, $3.99, 214pp)

 

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Series: Defiance novel, book 2

 

Summary:
Mathias Robichaud is looking for an alliance. The Defiance motorcycle club is a stronghold in the dangerous world that's become the new norm and he's driven to prove he's tough enough to be sworn in as a full member. But when he sees a beautiful, spirited girl abducted by a rival MC, rescuing her jeopardizes all he's worked for.

 

Friday, 15 November 2013 19:43

Review: The Other Man

theothermanmed“The Other Man” by Jasmine Haynes (erotic, self-published, November 1, 2013, $3.99, 187pp)

 

Series: West Coast Hotwifing, book 4

 

Summary:
Book 4 in the continuing stories of sexy hotwives and the men who love them

For every hotwife and her husband, there’s always the other man.

 

Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:58

Review: The Witch's Plaything

witchsplaything1-4“The Witch’s Playground” by Deena Marlowe (erotica, self-published, October 2013, $2.99, 18pp)

 

Series: Haunted Hijinks, book 1

 

Summary:
On a field trip to a haunted house, anthropology graduate student Brent Lawson falls into the clutches of Cressida, a modern day witch intent on replacing her previous sex toy. This Halloween, Brent isn't sure if he's getting a trick or a treat.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 20:49

Review: Kinked

kinked“Kinked” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Berkley, November 2013, $7.99, 304pp)

 

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Series: The Elder Races, book, 6

 

Summary:
Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…
 

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