Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian This book was submitted to DA for possible review. The description intrigued me making me immediately think of the old movie “Death Takes a Holiday.” Death appears in an “alternate Renaissance” world and demands his bride. Until she is brought to him, no one, no ... more >
Because of the great sale on Kindle HD devices, July’s giveaway is going to be for one 7″ Kindle HD. We fund this monthly giveaway out of the proceeds we earn through the Amazon Affiliate links. Whenever you buy a book using the Amazon link or the Amazon search box ... more >
Readers, I feel I owe you an apology. It is June as I write this, and I have not done a single one of these reading list posts since last year! Perhaps the title of this post should be “What Janine Has Not Read in 2013” because I feel I ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen I’ve found reports of this book off-putting in the past; dire warnings about the heroine’s silliness have made me wary in the extreme. I have a limited tolerance for 19th century silly English characters; the reason Emma is my least favorite Austen is that everyone ... more >