Monthly Archives: January 2013

WW Ladies Book Club

Barbara Vey -- January 30th, 2013

The month of January ends tomorrow and so does my month long vacation in warm, sunny Florida.  I now know that I definitely want to be a snowbird.  Lucky for me, the southwestern Florida RWA has invited me next January, so I have something to look forward to.  Can you hear me whining over the internet?  I don’t want to go home to cold, dreary Wisconsin.  Good thing the WW Ladies have offered up some good reads while I huddle in my house the rest of the winter.

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joysann

joysann

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Listened to by joysann

After having gone missing as a teen twenty years before, Tara Martin turns up on her parent’s doorstep looking much the same as she did when she left. She can say where she’s been, but everyone thinks she’s crazy, what with her believing it’s only been 6 months since she went away to a very strange place. As her brother and her former boyfriend try to understand this lost girl they loved, Tara tries to find her real way home.

The poignant story told here totally captivated me. Well read for audio by John Lee, it would be nearly as fascinating had I read it on my own. Between joy and heartache and dreams lost and found, Some Kind of Fairy Tale is an enchanting story I highly recommend.

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Ashley

Ashley

Bride of the High Country: A Runaway Brides Novel by Kaki Warner

Read by Ashley

Margaret Hamilton escaped the Irish slums in New York and heads west to make a fresh start. She finally stops in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, where she finds a new purpose and great friends. But two men from Margaret’s past are on her trail. One is seeking revenge and the other is seeking the truth. Now Margaret has to choose between the town and friends that she has come to love or the man that might capture her heart.

Bride of High Country is an emotional rollercoaster! It’s a tale of revenge, redemption, and romance all swept up into one amazing love story. This is one romance I won’t soon forget! I love western historical romances and this series might just be my new favorite! A must read for historical readers looking for a different era, to fall in love with.

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Heidi

Heidi

Blizzard Ball by Dennis Kelly

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Read by Heidi

Christmas Day in Minnesota is even more exciting with the drawing of Blizzard Ball and a $750 million dollar prize. During a convenience store robbery and death of it’s owner, the winning ticket is taken, and the hunt is on for the ticket. Agent Kirchner is assigned to the case with a tech-savvy partner; and they discover this isn’t a typical robbery and insider scheming is at the heart. They must work quickly before the tickets get into the wrong hands and ruin of lottery and the state’s finances.

I was so intrigued with the concept of the $750 million dollar prize of the Blizzard Ball lottery and since it was set in the Midwest. However, the biggest joy I had was figuring out who had that winning lottery ticket, since it seemed to keep bouncing from one dishonest person to another. And because  you never knew who was in on the take and who’s life was in jeopardy, this story kept me on my toes until the very end. Plus, since pink is my favorite color, it was especially cool to have all the lottery tickets that color, and whoever heard of pink lottery tickets, right?

 

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Joan

A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

Read by Joan

Lindsay Gibson knows she is somewhat different from other people, after all, she knows when someone is evil and has been trained to kill these beings, and when she meets Adrian Mitchell, her whole world is changed and begins to make sense. Not only is Adrian far older than his handsome 30+ years, he is also the leader of the group of angels known as the Seraphim, whose task is to carryout the punishment of the Fallen. Adrian is immediately drawn to Lindsey as she is the reincarnation of his one love, Shadoe, for whom he has been waiting to be reborn.

Sylvia Day has created a fascinating world in which there are Vampires, Lycans, Angels and other creatures. I enjoyed the story a lot and cannot wait to read the next two books in the Renegade Angels series. The story line is good and keeps me wondering who or what is causing the trouble brewing between these many different beings.

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Ashley

Ashley

Night Seeker: An Indigo Court Novel by Yasmine Galenorn

Read by Ashley

Ages ago, vampires turn to the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than the anyone has ever seen before. Cicely Waters is an owl shifter and wind witch who rescued the Fae Prince Grieve, at a great personal cost. Now the vampires and the Summer Fae are no longer allies in Cicely’s fight against the Winner Fae.  Together Cicely and Grieve must enter the heart of the Myst Realm and fight a very powerful enemy.

Night Seeker is a unique magical world that had me completely engrossed. A very engaging thriller for any paranormal or fantasy reader! This book left me begging for more of this series!

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joysann

joysann

Aftershock by Jill Sorenson

Read by joysann

When San Diego is struck by a major earthquake, paramedic Lauren Boyer finds herself trapped in a junction of collapsed freeway overpasses with injured and dying people, a pregnant woman about to give birth, and the released convicts of a prison transport bus. Fortunately there is also strong, capable Iraq War veteran Garrett Wright who jumps right in to make the most of their situation. As the danger increases and things get really tough, their increasing attraction becomes both strength and weakness, and secrets are the most dangerous things of all.

This exciting story hit all the right buttons to make this a fine romance, to my way of thinking. The characters are likeable, the dangers, both natural and human, are scary enough, and the resolutions satisfying. I’ll be watching for Jill Sorenson’s next romantic thriller involving one of these characters.

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Bottom Line:  Tomorrow is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, so I’d like to leave you with one of my favorites from my son, the artist.

Jane Austen Gets “The Call”

Barbara Vey -- January 28th, 2013

Ask any author out there and they’ll easily tell you the story of when they got “the Call.”  That unforgettable moment when the phone rings and someone announces they want to publish your book.  It is monumental for any writer.

Now imagine 200 years ago getting “the Call.”  That’s what happened to Jane Austen.  She wrote to her sister, Cassandra, that Pride and Prejudice was going to be published.  Jane said in the letter, “I want to tell you that I have got my own darling child from London.”  Since she was childless, her books became her children.

It always amazes me when any piece of work just gains in popularity as time goes on.  Jane Austen has legions of fans, many groups are formed in her name, her books are still book club favorites, the stories keep being remade into movies and many authors try to emulate her style.  There’s even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

So, here’s to you, Jane.  Congrats on getting “the Call.”

Tell us about your “Call.”

Bottom Line:  “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. ~ Jane Austen

 

WW Ladies/Men Book Club

Barbara Vey -- January 23rd, 2013

We all grow up with warnings from our mothers, “Don’t swim after eating, you’ll drown, ” Don’t go outside with your hair wet, you’ll catch a cold,” “Feed a cold, starve a fever.”  Well, they’re all myths, but I didn’t know this one, “Reading in dim lighting will make you go blind.”  While I didn’t think it would make you go blind, I did think it affected your eyesight.  Myth.  It can give you headaches and strain your eyes, but that’s about it.  Personally, I don’t need the headaches, so I stick with nice, bright lighting when I read.

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joysann

joysann

Beyond the Night by Joss Ware

Read by joysann

After an earthquake, or something, Elliott and his companions emerge from their cave explorations to discover that the cataclysm impacted the whole world and, in fact, all of society. Even worse, fifty years have passed and everything they’ve ever known is gone. They are drawn to a city called Envy, and there Elliott finds a woman called Jade and a reason to continue living.

I’m delighted to have found this book because it’s starting me on a new adventure that I’m sure to enjoy in the next five books (#6 comes out in March). Suspenseful, exciting, mysterious and romantic, I couldn’t stop turning pages till I finished. I could easily get stuck in a reading marathon, getting little else done.

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Heidi

Heidi

Discretion by Allison Leotta

Read by Heidi

Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis is given the chance of a lifetime to handle the biggest high-profile case of her career: the death of Caroline McBride. Caroline, the highest paid escort in Washington DC plummets to her death off the balcony at the US Capitol. Anna is teamed up with the FBI to investigate the death and powerful elected officials. Anna is also teamed up with chief homicide prosecutor, Jack Bailey, who she is also secretly dating and doesn’t want that relationship exposed. Shocking twists and turns happen that lead Anna and her team on a chase that puts everyone in jeopardy.

I have been a fan legal thrillers most of my reading adult life. It takes a lot to surprise me and engross me, and this book did BOTH! I couldn’t put this book down, and when I was at the end, I couldn’t believe it. And just when you think you have all the answers, BOOM! Another twist to make me say out loud, “MAN, that was a great book!”

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Ashley

Ashley

Lyon’s Bride by Cathy Maxwell

Read by Ashley

Lord Lyon is proud, decisive and cursed. If he falls in love he dies,  part of an old Chattan family male curse.  The problem is Lord Lyon needs an heir, so he hopes he can marry and have a son without loving the women. Then just maybe this will break the ancient curse.  But then the brilliant matchmaker Thea, who is given the task of finding an unlovable bride for the Lord, enters his life and both of them start to remember feelings best that complicate everything.

A magnificent read with touching emotions and sizzling sensuality Lyon’s Bride is an excellent start to a new trilogy, I can’t wait to read the next book “The Scottish Witch”.

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joysann

joysann

Tiger’s Eye by Barbra Annino

Listened to by joysann

Since her father died and her mother left, Stacy Justice has refused to participate in her grandmother’s and her sisters’ (the locally infamous Geraghty girls) rituals of witchy magic. But when, after all these years, Stacy is tipped that her father’s death was not an accident but murder, she inexpertly starts using her magical inheritance to find who is responsible.

This is the third book in the Stacy Justice series, and the continuing mysteries are quite fun and charming. Written humorously with clever dialogue, it translates in an entertaining audiobook, courtesy of narrator Amy Rubinate. I enjoyed the books one after the other, and look forward to the next for a few light, easy hours listening.

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Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, Narrated by Paul Michael (Audio)

Listened to by Joe

Anton, an Other on the side of the Light, is a night-watchman, patrolling the streets and Metro of the city as he protects ordinary people from the vampires of the Dark. On his rounds, Anton comes across a young woman, Svetlana, whom he realizes is under a curse that threatens the entire city, and a boy, Igor, a young Other, as yet unaware of his own enormous power. Partnered by Olga, an Other who is in the form of an owl, he struggles to remove the curse and thereby save the city, while at the same time prevent Igor from falling into the clutches of the Dark.

The book is a political thriller mixed into a supernatural world. A cold war existing between the sides of Light and Dark. A strong read all on its own. In audiobook one must also look at the narrator. In this instance it is more narrator than voice actor, but a solid piece of narration. While I tend to favor the voice acting side of audiobooks more, I will always listen to a book read by a solid narrator, and Paul Michael has a long list of work that speaks volumes before you even hit play. An excellent example of a good book recorded into a strong audiobook.

Jean

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Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Read by Jean

Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only wizardly detective, is back from the dead. Good news, except for the fact that he’s now in bondage to one bad-ass queen of faery. Mab wants him to kill for her, and kill, not just anyone, but an immortal. The problem is, someone is lying, and Harry must discover the truth, not only so he doesn’t kill an innocent, but before dark forces put a Chicago-sized hole in the earth. But when Harry does find out what’s going in, it only makes things worse…

I admit Jim Butcher is one of my few autobuys. I love magic, adventure, mystery and sparkling wit, and Butcher has them all. I’m in awe of how he ramps up tension and stakes–just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, they went straight to hell. I also love the recurring staunch friends and allies and how I, like Dresden, can count on them in dark moments. I finished the story well-satisfied but I’m already wishing for the next book!

Bottom Line:  Today is National Pie Day…I’ll have coconut cream, please.

Pole Dancing at the Library

Barbara Vey -- January 21st, 2013

I really have to thank joysann for posting this on Facebook the other day.  As many of you know, joysann works at a library, so this has special meaning for her.,

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The Huffington Post reported that libraries have been trying new ways to get patrons into their libraries, but this one is a doozy, even in my book.  Pole dancing classes!

Magic Mike Moves

The public library is in Scotland and according to the Huffington Post, “The event will take place on “Love Your Library Day,” and is described as “pole fitness.” Local musicians will also be performing that day.”

My library never has a pole dancing day.  The most excitement we get is from Chuckles the clown and he actually scares me more than entertains me.  Maybe there could be a Magic Mike Day where male dancers can give fitness lessons.  I’m sure they’d have a packed house.

Any other suggestions to get people into libraries?

Bottom Line:  I tried pole dancing on a party bus once…it wasn’t pretty.

Be a Valentine’s Day Giver

Barbara Vey -- January 17th, 2013

When I was a kid, Valentine’s Day meant getting and receiving Valentine Cards from all my classmates.  It was candy and treats and giving and sharing.  As I got older, it became who liked who and cards, candy and flowers.  As an adult, it became cards and more extravagant gifts and dinner and going out.  But now it’s just another day.  Being single on Valentine’s Day (or Sweetest Day) is no picnic.  Yesterday, author Sharon Sala, on her Facebook page, put it all into perspective for me.

 

All the push to buy Valentine cards/candy/flowers began before New Years. Shelves were being stripped the week after Christmas and Valentine products began to show up. Now it’s in your face wherever you go and it got me thinking about the people who are alone. People who might wish someone would remember them with love, but who, for reasons of their birth or the present situation in their life, have no one in this capacity. People like me, who have lost the love of their life.

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All of this ‘love in your face’ advertising can certainly be a downer for people in that situation, exacerbating depression, increasing the loneliness they are already living with, increasing both anger and anxiety. So, I had this idea. If you know someone like that, let this year be the year you become ‘their valentine’. Buy the packets of children’s valentines in bulk and hand them out at your workplace, on the bus you ride to work, on the subway, in the taxi, at the parking garage where you park your car. Take them to a nursing home or a VA hospital. They are full of the loneliest people on the planet. Ask ahead of time if you want to hand out candy with it. Sometimes that is a safety issue for people who have trouble swallowing. Give a card to someone who performs daily/weekly services for you, like barbers/waitresses/a doorman at your apartment. AND, even more importantly, if YOU are the person who will be alone, by participating in this giving, this simple act of kindness will come back to you a hundred fold. The smiles of joy, the surprise of delight will fill you in a way that no amount of candy and flowers could surpass.

Don’t be the loner. Be the giver. I am going to do this and I’ll share with you all what happened to me on this day afterward. It’s a plan, man… get with it. ♥ See… I’ve already shared a heart and it was two strokes on a keyboard. Love is in the air, so share.

This is a wonderful idea and I hope some of you will take it to heart because loneliness is a terrible thing and those of us who deal in the ideal illusion of romance should be champions of making people feel good.

What do you think?  Good idea?  Would you participate or is it someone else’s job?

Bottom Line:  “If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” ~  Maya Angelou

Cover Shoot, Anyone?

Barbara Vey -- January 15th, 2013

 

Picture by Michael Alberstat

Picture by Michael Alberstat

I totally forgot about watching Harlequin on The Bachelor last night, but luckily author Nancy Naigle was there to pick up the slack for me.  Here’s her take on last night’s episode.

Who else tuned in for a couple hours of flirty fun with the hunky BACHELOR last night? There was no way this Writer Girl was going to miss an episode complete with a Harlequin photo shoot, and for me, that was the best part of the show.

 

Sean proved to be a pretty hot cover model, and those girls were ready to be the apple of his eye. The whole thing was set up so that one girl would get a three-book cover deal with Harlequin, but it was pretty clear that snuggling up to Sean was the win-win for the girls—win or lose. Well, for everyone except Ford model Kristy who, of course, ended up snagging that prize.

 

In Sean’s words, “We’re going to be Harlequin models, the most trusted name in romance.”

Yay! We love romance, and it wasn’t only me saying that. The girls were really excited and who could blame them? Daniella said that Harlequin books are some of the most romantic books ever and she took it as her personal mission to capture that level of romance. The girls were funny as they picked up copies of Harlequin’s amazing book covers and tried to decide which they wanted to be.

 

The show did it right, full makeup and wardrobe for the Harlequin shoot which was just for the show. The winner will do real cover shoots for the three books at a later date. There was plenty of smack-talking going on between the girls but they landed on those cover images looking sweet and sultry.

 

In this Writer Girl’s opinion, the cutest cover couple was Sean and Lesley with their western themed cover. It was so cute and I swear I might just have to write a blond cowboy story so I can use that image as inspiration. Okay, so I’m a sucker for cowboys.

 

The historical covers were elegant, the southern belles as sweet as my tea, and the vixen glam appropriately sexy. Taryn made a pretty terrific vampire, but she wasn’t the only one with her fangs out. Those girls are ready to take a bite out of the handsome Sean.

Here’s the pictures from ew.com

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If you saw the episode, what was your favorite cover? Or better yet, what would have liked to see?

Bottom Line:  I’m off to see if there’s anything on YouTube about this yet.

Florida Romance Writers

Barbara Vey -- January 14th, 2013

I guess when a group offers to pick you up at 7 a.m. for a 2 hour drive just to have you give a one hour workshop, one should be flattered.  I was extremely flattered.

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The Florida Romance Writers sent the wonderful Victoria Pinder to get me and she came with her grandmother’s car that was all pimped out with OnStar.  Since I’m staying in the boonies, it was dark when she arrived we had no problem finding our way to Ft. Lauderdale. (Well, except for finding a Starbucks.  Apparently, there isn’t one on every block between Ft. Myers and Ft. Lauderdale.)

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The meetings are held at the Sheraton at the airport because it is centrally located for many of the members.  I was surprised by an extraordinary deluxe breakfast to start the meeting (I’m joining this chapter).  They were talking the usual group stuff, but they also have a very special event coming up.  January 24-28, they are taking a writer’s cruise with keynote speaker Charlaine Harris.  They asked me to come along, but I still don’t have a passport (yes, I know I need one).  There’s still a few openings, so contact them if you are interested.  It sounds like a fabulous time.

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awards were given to best selling author , Linda Conrad on the left, NY Times Bestselling author, Heather Graham and reviewer Joan Hammond.

Awards were given to best selling author Linda Conrad on the left, NY Times Bestselling author, Heather Graham and reviewer Joan Hammond. (Picture taken by Marcia King-Gamble)

It was also award day with special awards going to best selling author Linda Conrad, NY Times Bestselling author, Heather Graham and reviewer Joan Hammond.  Well deserved, ladies!

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One of their successful chapter members, Linda Cohen, gave a terrific workshop on basic social networking.  It eased the intimidated user into trying the many different venues out there.  Linda really made it easy to start by offering a handout that outlines exactly how to do everything.  I kept a copy for myself.  I expect to see all the Florida writers online and chatting it up by next week.

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Florida Romance Writers at the Irish Pub

Florida Romance Writers at the Irish Pub

I do my workshops a little different.  I kind of feel my way with the group to see how much they already know and go from there.  It’s more of a discussion.  We touched on social media, but the emphasis was on Building Reader Loyalty and keeping it.  Since all the authors are readers, many things made common sense when we talked about it.  This group was very interactive, inquisitive and cared deeply about the readers.

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After the meeting it was off to an Irish Pub to social and really get to know one another.  With the Guinness flowing, the talk was mostly about their upcoming cruise.  I don’t know if I could concentrate on work while sailing the ocean blue.  But this crowd is determined and were looking forward to the guest and speakers coming.

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It was a great way for me to spend a Saturday in Florida, in January.

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Bottom Line:   Please ask me back!

 

 

Harlequin on The Bachelor

Barbara Vey -- January 11th, 2013

Shelf Awareness just sent me this and I love it.  Even though I don’t watch The Bachelor (I mean, really, just how many of these people stay together and how much crying can you take in an hour?), I love that Harlequin is involved.  To me, The Bachelor is a fantasy happily ever after as romance novels are.  The two are a match made in heaven.

Here’s the article from Shelf Awareness (thanks for sending it to me!).


Monday night’s episode of the ABC reality show The Bachelor will feature a special “group date” where the 13 competing women will pose for the cover of a Harlequin novel with Bachelor Sean Lowe. Harlequin creative director Margie Miller (left) will shepherd the group through hair, makeup and wardrobe, and then have them pose for several cover scenarios. Miller and Harlequin brand representative Michelle Renaud (center) will select the winner, for her “ability to pose in a polished and unaffected manner and convey a genuine connection with Sean.” She’ll receive a three-book cover-model deal with Harlequin.

Bottom Line:  I may just have to watch this episode.

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WW Ladies/Men Book Club

Barbara Vey -- January 9th, 2013

I’ve got to admit that I’m loving this Florida winter.  It’s going to be really hard to go back home at the end of the month.  My mind just can’t wrap around the fact that it’s January when it’s in the 80′s everyday.  So, this winter, I’m not curled up with a hot drink under mounds of blankets.  I’m sitting in the sunshine, sipping an iced drink with an umbrella in it.  Somehow, the book is even better.  Now here’s what the WW Ladies/Men have been reading.

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joysann

joysann

Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews

Read by joysann

As a healer, Lady Charlotte de Nay is vowed to never use her magic to harm others. But after slavers invade the Edge and kill her friends to capture her unknown patient, they’ve created a terrible enemy who can and will kill with horrible physical illnesses. When she finds her patient again, she joins with Richard Mar, known as the Hunter to the slavers, to do anything in her power to destroy those made rich on the evil trade.

The Edge series speculates about the space between a world of high magic and a world of none. Again, Ilona Andrews has written a book with characters and situations that I find fascinating and is a thrilling page turner. I’ve become an enthusiastic fan of the adventure and romance I find in each book.

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Amanda

Amanda

The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge

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Aoife Grayson has left her mother in the town of Lovecraft. Her brother Conrad and her friends Dean, Casey, Bethina and Cal have gone to Lovecraft to save Aoife’s mother because everyone thinks she’s going crazy from the iron. They discover that Aoife’s mother is not in Lovecraft and are attacked by ghouls. Aoife reunites with her father and goes with her friends to Valentina’s home for a safe place to stay. To find the Brotherhood of Iron, Aoife must leave to the Artic Circle, which can only be reached in dreams. The Brotherhood is the one that has the secret to make the world right again. Aoife hopes that she can save the world and make everything right again, or else she will be considered as crazy as her mother.

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My attention was captured immediately in the beginning of the book by the descriptive details of the people of the book. I particularly enjoyed Aoife’s character, because she has such strength in all of her challenges within the book. It was really surprising how suddenly her father appeared in the story. This book has inspired me to want to read more books by Caitlin Kittredge because of her details and emotions throughout the book.

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Tarnished by Karina Cooper

Read by Joe

Meet Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim she is a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They’ve no idea of the truth of it. In her secret world, she hunts down vagrants, thieves – and now, a murderer. A monster stalks London’s streets, leaving a trail of mystery and murder below the fog.

This is an excellent example of a steampunk mystery. While the backdrop is a fictional London that lives both above and below the fog, the story itself is a mystery that doesn’t shy away from any aspect of Victorian life – including laudanum. Cherry St. Croix reminds me of a few of my favorite characters, making this whole book a steampunk version of a Sherlock Holmes tale, if Irene Adler was the main character. And assuming she was a combination of Irene Adler and Stacia Kane’s Chess Putnam. Highly recommend this book and I am eagerly awaiting the second.

 

Black Diamond Jinn by Mary Hughes

Read by Susan

Government witch Amaia Jones knows the Mayan Doom is going to end the world. Very soon. Like four hours. The only force that can save the world is a black diamond jinn. When her boss won’t let her call him, she turns to her guardian angel. What she doesn’t know is that Rafe is a black diamond jinn and that there’s an enemy behind the Y12 panic. After Rafe tricks Anaia into calling him to her, she discovers he’s the most gorgeous creature she’s ever seen. He agrees to help save the world. In exchange for his help, he wants…her.

Black Diamond Jinn was a fast and exciting read. The writing was great, the characters quirky, the plot smart and the love scenes steamy. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.

 

Ashley

Ashley

The Art of Duke Hunting by Sophia Nash

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Read by Ashley

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The Duke of Norwich’s family has a curse, everyone of the previous Dukes before Roman has meet an untimely end, therefore Roman has two rules avoid all things duck related and never go to sea. He also plans to never marry so this horrible curse will cease to exist. But then the morning after the most extravagant royal bachelor party Roman finds himself aboard a ship in the middle of the biggest storm of the decade.  Lucky for him the Countess of Derby was aboard this ship, and Roman soon finds comfort in the arms of Esme. Together Esme and Roman learn that some rules are made to be broken.

 

The Art of Duke Hunting is full of witty and funny dialogue that made me fall in love with the characters. A heart-warming tale, of two very different people coming together and sharing in each other’s passions.  A must read for any historical romance lover!

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joysann

joysann

Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch

Read by joysann

More than an apprentice wizard, Police Constable Peter Grant is called in to investigate the murder of a wealthy American student in one of London’s underground stations. The mystery not only questions who stabbed him, but how he got there from nowhere. Peter’s investigation takes him to new depths of understanding the magics and history of the ancient city.

I’m completely enamored of Peter Grant and his magical investigations. This is the third book in the series, and it just keeps getting more intriguing and addicting. The writing is entertaining and humorous, the characters are charming and quirky, and the books are thoroughly enjoyable.

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Ashley

Ashley

Over the Edge by Mary Connealy

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Read by Ashley

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Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave and then fought in the Civil War, when he finally returns to Colorado he is crazier than ever and suffering from a dash of amnesia. Seth doesn’t remember getting married! Callie searched and prayed and worried when Seth disappeared and now that he is back she is much more interested in shooting him!  Can their love recover before one of them goes over the edge?

 

Over the Edge is the third book in The Kincaid Brides Books. I have not read the first two books but after reading this one, I will definitely read the first two books! Over the Edge was romantic historical western! I loved every minute of this page-turning dramatic love-story!

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Bottom Line:  Gearing up for my weekend with the Florida Romance Writers…just need to pack my flip-flops.