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Haiku Review: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Haiku Review: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

We briefly enjoyed regular haiku reviews and then our haiku-ist retired.   Over Christmas, I found this in my inbox.   How fun, right?   Bring back the haiku review.

Lovely cover art
Plus Cleopatra’s daughter
Equals auto-buy

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie DrayYou know your Romans.
Wikipedia research?
Not here. The real deal.

Young orphan Selene
The Isis cult sees her as their
savior, last chance

Goddess speaks through her
But is Selene brave enough
to defy Caesar?

Subplot with brother
Kinda reminds me
Flowers… Attic…Ick.

Lucky for readers
Does not go VC Andrews
Grateful for sidestep

There’s hints of romance
But the plot is all about
Selene’s survival

Really enjoyed this
Ending is a cliffhanger
Sets up for sequel

Would I recommend?
As Mama Grizzly would say
You betcha I do!

My grade: B

Book Link | Kindle | Amazon | nook | BN | Borders
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Dear Author

Thursday Afternoon Haiku Moment: Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and...

What can I say that
Has not already been said
By Joan’s fab review?

book reviewNot a non-fic fan
Was not expecting to like
As much as I did

For me, the best joke?
The list of eye-colors for
Building a hero

Best, that is, until
I saw the "heroines list’
Then I wept laughter

But-then I kept going
And giggled at "alpholes’ and
The dictionary

By the time I came
To "Choose Your Own Adventure’
And Chapter 30?

I HEART YOU, Bitches.
Take my fifteen dollars, cause
It was so worth it.

This book was breezy,
Smart but irreverent, light
But very filling.

I learned a lot, too.
Like Candy’s Pirate fetish
Sarah’s is secret
(my vote is for sheikh romances)

If I had to bitch
About something, I’d have made
Following changes:

One: Loved, loved the list
Of heroine types. But there’s
No hero types list?

Two: Chapter on your
Blog kerfluffles. Bit odd
In a reference guide

Despite my nitpicks
This was well worth the money
And an A from me.

So when does the Bitch
Encyclopedia of
Romance come out, hmm?

This book can be purchased in trade format from your favorite independent bookstore or ebook format from the Sony Store and other etailers.