Posts Tagged: romance

July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I have a few books I’m very excited about this month and then a few more I’m more on the fence about or that I will wait for a little longer! July 9 I haven’t read the first book in this series, but it sounds great and I’ve heard good things about it so I hope to read both books sometime soon! Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier Series: Shadowfell series, book 2 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Fantasy 418 pages Synopsis: Neryn has finally found the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the elusive Guardians, vital to her training as… Read more »

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Review: A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards

Review: A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards

June 7, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

This is a new author to me and listed at the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards Series: Araneae Nation, book 1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Published by: Samhain Publishing, 2012 E-book, Purchased 236 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: When her mother is murdered in her nest, Lourdes has one choice: she must marry before her own nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold. Rhys’s clan is starving, but their taste for the Araneaean flesh makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Yet Lourdes threatens to melt… Read more »

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Review: Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

Review: Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

May 29, 2013 2013, B-, book rating, reviews 0

This is a new author to me and listed at the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase Series: The Suddenly series, book 1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013 E-book, purchased 464 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will… Read more »

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Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

May 20, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh Series: none Genre: Historical Romance Republished by Dell, 2013 Originally published by Signet, 1992 E-book, Purchased About 280 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to… Read more »

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Review: Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon

Review: Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon

May 15, 2013 2013, book rating, C-, reviews 0

This is another new author I’ve read this year and as such is part of my New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon Series: After the Bane series, book 1 Genre: Zombie Romance Published by: The Wild Rose Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 276 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Dr. Dora Adler’s life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he… Read more »

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May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I don’t have too many books I’m excited about this month. This may change as I discover new books from other bloggers. May 7   This book is a hardcover so both the book and e-book are expensive so even though this is the final Sookie Stackhouse book I won’t buy it until the e-book is less expensive…or I will try to find it at the library. It’s hard to believe this is the last in the Sookie series. I’ve been reading them for years. I wonder what Charlaine Harris is doing next. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris Series: Sookie Stackhouse #13 Published by Ace, hardcover Genre: Urban Fantasy… Read more »

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Review: The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Review: The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

April 25, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I’ve decided to add grades to my reviews as I do grade the books I read when I add them to my book list. I will add grades to my older reviews, too. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan The Brothers Sinister series, book 1 Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Courtney Milan, 2012 E-book, purchased 270 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at… Read more »

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Review: Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby

Review: Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby

April 19, 2013 2013, book rating, C+, reviews 0

This is a buddy review I did with nath over at Breezing Through. I had a lot of fun talking with nath about this book, but it did make me realize I’m not a very critical reader. While we discussed the book I had to admit a number of things in the book were problems! This is also a new author I read so this is another of my New Author Challenge 2013 books. This is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby The Hearts and Thrones series, book 1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Published by: Signet, 2013 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis:Vitala Salonius, champion… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

April 16, 2013 2013, books, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Note: I had trouble finishing up this post this morning after the terrible events in Boston yesterday. One of my daughters ran in the Boston Marathon a couple years ago so this brought back memories of my happiness for her that day with the horror of seeing those bombs go off  blanketed over those happy memories. Plus I have a nephew and his wife who just moved from Boston. My hearts go out to all the people injuried or killed yesterday, their families and to all of Boston. My thoughts are also with the police, FBI and everyone working to catch the person or person who did this: I hope… Read more »

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Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

April 9, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Bec McMaster is another new author I’ve read this year. Thus, this review is listed at the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Kiss of Steel  by Bec McMaster London Steampunk Series, Book One Genre: Steampunk Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 2012 E-book, purchased 448 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?… Read more »

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