Skip to content

Category: A-

Spotlight New Release and Review with a Giveaway: Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft

Tagline:  Only he can save her… Synopsis: Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him—obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago.   Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She’s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she’s hiding something. And he’ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get…

Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside! Review and New Release: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews

Brrrr! It definitely IS cold outside here–and I know just what will warm me up–another holiday-themed novella from Entangled’s new series…. Title: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed Author: Amy Andrews Genre: Contemporary holiday romance Published: 2013 Pages: 70 Format read: ebook Rating: A- This past Monday, the latest novella in the Baby, It’s Cold Outside series was released–Amy Andrews’s ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed. It’s one novella that definitely knows how to heat things up! Kindergarten teacher Tamara is spending New Year’s Eve alone. All alone. Her good friend Georgia–who herself is spending the evening at Times Square, where no doubt there will be plenty…

New Release Review: On His List by Wendy Sparrow

Title: On His List Author: Wendy Sparrow Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 77 Format read: ebook Rating: A- On His List by Wendy Sparrow, with its OCD hero and strapped-for-cash, can’t-keep-her-mouth-shut-or-her-body-still heroine is absolutely adorable. I loved every minute I spent reading it, though my dog had more than a few moments during that time when he worried about my sanity. Not that this is new, but…. Remy Maison isn’t actually a paid driver–her brother is. But their apartment was just broken into–again–and Denny’s migraine means he shouldn’t be behind the wheel today. It’s Remy’s day off, and she happens to like having an apartment…

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Arrangement (The Survivors’ Club series, book two)

 Title: The Arrangement Author: Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club Genre: Historical romance Published: 2013 Pages: 400 Format read: paperback and ebook Rating: A- Blurb: Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man…

New Release Book Review: Dark Angel by T.J. Bennett

If you haven’t already, you can read my interview with author T.J. Bennett here. Title: Dark Angel: A Gothic Fairy Tale Author: T.J. Bennett Genre: Paranormal historical romance Published: 2013 Pages: 224 Format read: ebook Rating: A- Dark Angel: A Gothic Fairy Tale definitely delivers on its promises. It has the dark part down pat: a mysterious island which is shrouded in mists, a brooding hero who is unaccountably absent during the day, and a feisty heroine who constantly feels as if she is being watched. Add to that a mysterious black beast, a graveyard of tiny white crosses, and an entire island of…

Book Review and New Release: Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler (Book two of the Moon series)

Come back on Friday, when author Lisa Kessler comes for a visit to talk about her love of series! Title: Hunter’s Moon Author: Lisa Kessler Series: Moon Genre: Paranormal romance Published: 2013 Pages: 340 Format read: ebook Rating: A- Hunter’s Moon is the second book in Lisa Kessler’s Moon series about werewolves and jaguar shifters. It was my first book from this author, but definitely won’t be my last! Aren’s wolf pack is still reeling from the recent events that killed his father and left his twin Adam a married man and father of two–and their new alpha. Aren’s loyalty has always been with the pack and his family,…

My Favorite NA Series: Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits (Reviews of books 1 and 1.5)

I was insanely excited when book three in this series–Crash Into You–became available on NetGalley. The three days until my request was approved were some of the longest days I’ve lived through in a while. I’ve got it now, though, and will be reading it really, really SOON. In the meantime, everyone who hasn’t read them already has plenty of time to get caught up in the series before Isiah’s story comes out on November 26! Title: Pushing the Limits Author: Katie McGarry Series: Pushing the Limits Genre: New adult, contemporary romance Published: 2012 Pages: 392 Format read: audiobook Rating: A Blurb: No one knows what happened…

Book Review and New Release: A Very Scandalous Holiday (A historical holiday anthology)

Title: A Very Scandalous Holiday Authors: Nancy Fraser, Soophia Garrett, Amber Lin, and Christa McHugh Genre: holiday-themed historical romance anthology Will be published: October 14, 2013 Pages: 248 Format read: ebook Rating: B to A (A- average for collection) A Very Scandalous Holiday is a fun collection of holiday-themed historical romances, with two British Regency-era-ish stories acting as bookends for a World War II and 1920s era romance in between. There isn’t a bad story in the bunch, but I definitely have favorites! Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin is the first story in the collection. Sidony Harbeck has to deal with the return of her former lover,…

Books on Sale: Meg Cabot’s Size 12 is Not Fat (Heather Wells mystery series #1) is the B&N Spotlight Book!

  Meg Cabot has been one of my favorite authors for years now, and I really enjoy her Heather Wells romantic mysteries series. After Mini Moe#2 finished Cabot’s YA books and series, the Heather Wells books were next up for her, and she loves them as much as I do, if not more. (I’m reading book five, The Bride Wore Size 12, right now–though MM#2 finished it first, darn her.) Each–month? few weeks? I’m not sure, actually, how long each spotlight lasts, so be sure to get it while you can) Barnes & Noble features an author on their Nook book…

Book Review and New Release: Flirting with Danger (Book one of the Firefighters of Adelaide series)

    Title: Flirting with Danger Author: Claire Baxter Series: Firefighters of Adelaide Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 200 Format read: ebook Rating: A- Firefighters. Set in Australia. Throw in that awesome cover (yeah, yeah, I know. But we all do judge, and you know it!), and seriously, what’s not to love here? Flirting with Danger is the first book I’ve read by Claire Baxter, but it definitely won’t be my last. I just couldn’t put this one down!  I was completely drawn into Jasmine and Aaron’s lives and was in no way ready to leave them when the book was over. Jasmine Mackinnon loves…

%d bloggers like this: