Romance Novel News
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 19:46
Isabella Bradford’s “When the Duke Found Love” (Ballantine) Buy from Amazon
Celeste Bradley’s “Fallen” (St. Martins) Buy from Amazon
Kresley Cole’s “Shadow’s Claim” (Pocket) Buy from Amazon
Monday, 26 November 2012 20:53
Title: “The Importance of Being Wicked”
Monday, 26 November 2012 20:13
“The Importance of Being Wicked” by Miranda Neville (historical, Avon, December 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: Wild Quartert, book 1
Sunday, 25 November 2012 20:02
“Leave Me Breathless” by Cherrie Lynn (ebook)
“Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian (ebook, review copy, edelweiss)
“The Boss’s Daughter” by Jasmine Haynes (ebook)
Sunday, 25 November 2012 13:56
Several weeks ago, I read Madeline Sheehan’s “Undeniable” (see review), a book which features a very unlikeable, un-heroic and criminal hero named Deuce. It isn’t a pleasant or fun story. It contains cheating, violence (so much violence, but the hero is violent toward the heroine), unlikeable characters and so much more. But it is a romance, in that it features two main protagonists who fall in love and get a happily ever after (although readers may or may not buy into it, but this can be true of any romance).
Several days later, Jane at Dear Author posted her review of this book. As is often the case, this review garnered lots of comments. I followed the thread with acute interest, especially when some of the commenters objected to the fact that “Undeniable” was considered a romance at all. One commenter in particular, pamela, asked “Why do books we read have to contain only main characters with noble motives and actions?” (comment #30). I was struck by this and even got into a great conversation on Twitter about this very question.
Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:01
“Secret Sins” by Lora Leigh (romantic suspense, St. Martins, December 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: The Callahans, book 3
Anna knows she’s in danger. She knows she’s on a trail of secrets and lies that could lead to a dead end. But no matter what, she’s determined to learn the identity of the killer—even if it’s someone she loves…
Friday, 23 November 2012 19:19
“Lord’s Fall” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Berkley, November 2012, $7.99, 304pp)
Series: Elder Races, book 5
Before she met Dragos, half-human/half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now she’s mated, pregnant and heading south to repair the Wyrs’ frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners—in more places than just the bedroom.
Friday, 23 November 2012 13:21
Title: “The King’s Black Dragon”
Life is hard in those days but Johanna is clever enough to thwart covetous neighbors and outwit dangerous visitors.
Thursday, 22 November 2012 21:58
I hope that all who celebrate had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
This year, I was responsible for dessert at Thanksgiving dinner. I have no idea how I decided what to bring. I think a vision of cake and chocolate-covered strawberries came to me in a dream, and I went from there. The end result is the picture to the left. As I shared my dessert making experience on Twitter, I got several requests for the recipe. So, here is a description of how I made the cake. I like to wing it when I cook which means that I didn’t follow a recipe.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:55
“The Prince” by Tiffany Reisz (erotic fiction, Mira, November 2012, $13.95, 416pp)
Series: Book 3 of the Original Sinners