Spending time at Lady Jane’s Salon is always a special experience for me, but even more so on Monday night when I was allowed to emcee the second half of the readings. The charming setting adds to the moment as authors pick their favorite passages to read aloud to the adoring crowd. Presenting that evening were Donna Hill, Janet Mullany, Leanna Renee Hieber and Sabrina Jeffries. With proceeds going to charity, Lady Jane’s Salon is the “must do” event held on the first Monday of every month in New York City.
Deadly Little Secrets by Jeanne Adams
Read by Loretta
CIA Agent Ana Burton, placed on probation for prior handling of a case resulting in five vicious murders, is given an ice-cold l0 year old case to re-work. If you are into any of the following –algorithms, equations, search parameters, linked computers, decripting data or terminus city – this book is for YOU!
Author Jeanne Adams crafted a complex, death around each corner story, mixing in a sizzling love affair amidst international intrigue. As I read through the twisted, upside down, inside-out tale, it amazed me to discover that she very ably ironed out the details while untangling the hidden characters and created a captivating and provocative book.
Hot Southern Nights
Read by joysann
Churchill McKenzie returns to Savannah after a sojourn in up north, and is happy to be working in the beautiful, historical public library. The only complication is that she crosses paths with the intriguing, sexy man she sent to prison on a robbery conviction years ago, but what if he really didn’t do it? Cal Davis just wants life to get back to something normal, work the races at the speedway, and avoid entanglements with gorgeous, sexy librarians, which can only lead to trouble.
Amusing and delightful, Hot Southern Nights has all the romance, heat and southern charm an HEA reader can want. I enjoyed the characters a lot, which made me really hopeful things would work out for them, and I laughed out loud at some of their situations. Dianne’s “Hot” books about contemporary southern romance have turned out to be pleasurable reads.
So Enchanting by Connie Brockway
Read by Edie
Francesca Walcott doesn’t believe her psychic gift is enchanting. Instead, it alienated her from her highborn family and was the cause of her early marriage to a fake medium who abandoned her after he was exposed by Lord Greyson Sheffield. Six years after the death of her husband, Greyson finds her in a Scottish village, the companion of a young woman whose life is being threatened. Mayhem, mix ups, and near-accidents ensue. So does the attraction between Fanny and Greyson, and a romance between Fanny’s headstrong ward and Greyson’s fashionable nephew.
Brockway’s quirky characters are delightful. Her pacing is perfection, as is her dialogue, and I never doubted the attraction between Greyson and Fanny. This Victorian romance really is So Enchanting.
Dark Warrior Untamed by Alexis Morgan
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novelby Jeannette Walls
Accidental Weddingby Anne Gracie
I was held captive with a fast-paced story, interjecting twists of plot and other surprises along the way. This is the fourth romance in Anne Gracie’s Devil Riders series, following her much acclaimed romance, To Catch a Bride. The setting is Bath, England, 1819.
Murder in the LatinQuarter by Cara Black