WW Ladies Book Club

Barbara Vey -- November 27th, 2013

This edition of the WW Ladies Book Club is brought to you by joysann.  Here’s what she’s been reading this week.  How about you?  What are you reading now?

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The City of Lost Dreams by Magnus FlyteCity of Lost Dreams

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When all mundane treatments fail to cure the terminal illness of her young friend, Pollina, Sarah Weston finds herself chasing mysteries around Vienna following a hint of an alchemical cure, only to find danger and death at every turn. While she searches, her friend Nicholas goes to London seeking the cure as well, even though for him it could mean death.

These characters were introduced in The City of Dark Magic, which was a thrilling, mysterious tale that took place in Prague, and had castles, princes, music, and magic, and this story is an exciting sequel, equally enjoyable. With action and mystery and a touch of romance, I couldn’t put it down, except to tap into my encyclopedia. I liked best all the wonderful historical references to famous people and fascinating places, and the stories behind them, and discovering so much of it is authentic.

 

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Christmas Ghosts: A Fiction River Anthology

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Ghost stories can chill and thrill, and can sometimes touch one’s heart, and the stories in this collection can do all of these. Best of all, each is a Romance. A lonely young woman tries to hang on to her family’s isolated farm in The Farewell Gift by Louise Marley, there’s a touch of urban fantasy when a man strives to rescue kidnapped children in Toasted by Mary Jo Putney, a dissolute rock star finds himself confronted with a difficult choice when he’s transported in time to Victorian England in Christmas Follies by Carol Nelson Douglas. Also included are stories by Dean Wesley Smith, Lisa Silverthorne, M.L. Buchman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Anthea Lawson.

All of these stories were interesting, exciting and romantic, and one even brought me to tears and sniffles in its heart-touching way. It’s a special story that makes me have to put down a book so it can be contemplated for awhile, and that one did (but I won’t say which one).This anthology has me looking into others by Fiction River, for if they are at all like this one, they are worth checking.

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Making Over Maris by Sabrina York

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Dumpy, nerdy and brilliant computer geek Jack Maris wants his long-time friend Sara to help him become attractive to women. Strict and bossy Sara agrees if he will follow her commands to the letter, guiding Jack into becoming a man she’s suddenly finding sexy. Jack’s okay with that since he’s only ever wished to be attractive to that one particular woman.

Who knew a makeover could be so erotic? Jack starts out so sweet and goofy, but as he gains more confidence in his physical self, his personality grows as well, until you just love him. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sexy, Making Over Maris is a fun erotic romance that I found very appealing and will read again.

Bottom Line:  Be sure to come by Friday for a special Black Friday Giveaway.

9 thoughts on “WW Ladies Book Club

  1. Carly Carson

    I love the idea of the non-buff guy getting the makeover. Nothing’s sexier than brains, anyway. Thanks for bringing the book to my attention!

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