Dear Ms. Lafferty, I’ll admit it, I almost didn’t pick Ghost Train to New Orleans up. I found it on BookBub and figured “well, why not.” I needed something a little different and New Orleans is one of my… more
Dear Ms. Scott: Play is the second book in the Stage Dive series, books that center around a band called Stage Dive. I enjoyed the first book Lick which featured a broody singer and a regular girl who marry under… more
Dear Ms. Cassidy, I knew, from the first time I picked up one of your books, that your novels and I would be the best of friends. There was just something about the myriad of characters – from the motherly… more
Dear Ms. Bartlett, Every time I see your heroine’s name, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” starts playing in a continuous loop through my brain. Granted, in no way, shape or form can Gloriana Sinclair be compared to the deity… more
What I’m thinking about … why big books are back – Kirsty Gunn at The Guardian says that big novels are back and that for publishers it means that they can ask more from the reader – more pages, more… more
Dear Ms. Peterman, This book was the most fucked-up bag of wonderful crazy ever. I will say right up front that it’s getting a B because as a romance it works on the surface, but the hero isn’t deeply drawn… more
William Shatner calls out Reddit for racism and hate mongering – Reddit is a site that is full of the cutest cat and dog pictures, viral videos at their inception, and interesting question and answer sessions with famous people. Bill… more
Dear Ms. Ashley: I was looking for recommendations for contemporary romances and this Samhain title was recommended to me. By whom, I am unsure. While this is the first book of yours that I have read, it appears that you’ve… more
Dear Ms. Ione: This book was really a struggle for me and I wasn’t quite sure how to approach the review. Ideally books should be reviewed based solely on what happens within the contents of the story. Yet Lethal Rider… more
Dear Ms. Zane: I am trying to a) read more self published books in hopes of finding overlooked gems and b) respond positively to more of the authors who take the time to write us and ask for a review…. more
Dear Ms. McCarthy: I have a feeling that this might not be the favorite book in the stock car racing series and I am going to blame it on Kendall, the heroine. She is a woman racing in a man’s… more
Dear Ms. Stein: I get several requests a day from authors seeking a review of their book. I generally read the first page of every book I receive for review. Often times the first page is insufficient to keep me… more
Dear Ms. Dahl: I’m probably not going to do this book justice in the review and I actually have some fear of turning people off the book based on what I am going to write. Robin and I talked about… more
A Black Tie Affair begins a series about the Smith sisters who are famously as beautiful as the “Cushing, Bouvier, and Miller sisters.” The Smith sisters have had a long history with the Clayworth’s of Chicago, the last event being the hasty termination of their father, former treasurer of the Clayworth department store. There are rumors that Mr. Smith was let go because of something shady and this only serves to foster negative feelings by the Smiths toward the Clayworths, or so we are told.
Athena Smith fell in love with Drew Clayworth and he with her. When his parents died in the Fastnet sailing race, Athena was there for him. Drew felt that Athena had betrayed him and their relationship ended.
I’ve mentioned before that the contemporary romances that doesn’t feature vampires, campy vampires, werewolves, immortal peril, mortal peril, suspense out the wahoo, or extraordinary extraterrestrial extraneous circumstances seem to be fewer and far between. Every now and again I hear… more