May Contain Spoilers
I wanted to read The Veil because it’s the first in a new series, and it’s written by Chloe Neill. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading her yet, because the thought of jumping into her longer series is daunting, but then this came along. I loved the dystopian New Orleans setting, and was curious to learn how the war with supernatural beings from beyond the Veil had changed life for the city’s inhabitants. While I found the initial pacing slow due to all of the set up, the story did pick up and deliver a solid read. Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for Sherri Browning’s The Great Estate. I love the cover!
Title: The Great Estate
Author: Sherri Browning
Series: Thornbrook Park, #3
Pubdate: August 4th, 2015
Pulled apart by past mistakes. Driven by a passion neither could deny.
Sophia Thorne was young and inexperienced when she married the dashing Earl of Averford…and through dark and troubled times, their relationship nearly came to an end. Now she’s determined to transform herself into the fiery, ardent lover she always wanted to be, giving them a second chance at love… before they’re lost to each other forever. Read more
Kelly Bowen dropped by this morning with a top 5 in celebration of the release of A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal.
Lady Viola’s Top 5 list of things to NOT DO while at sea by Kelly Bowen Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I checked out The Secret Princess on a lark. I was pressed for time with review books, but I saw the cover while browsing the virtual shelves at the library and was hooked. It’s very cute, and I like the art style. So I clicked the Borrow button and sat down to read it right away. The story is cute too, so I’m glad I had a case of ADD. Read more
This morning I have am excerpt and giveaway for Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes, as well as guest post from Grace!
Message From the Author
What makes a man a gentleman?
For a romance writer, this question has to be answered in every book, because implicit in the term “hero” is something of the gentleman. Heroes need not be charming, handsome or wealthy, and they might not even be obviously heroic, at least at the start of the book, but they have to be worthy of our loyalty for the duration of an entire book. Read more
The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.
I had a meeting with the surgical coordinator on Friday. Apparently, I have to stay away from the duppers for a few weeks after my surgery? I don’t know how I’m going to be able to do that. I look to these guys to give me emotional support and to keep my spirits up. Now I can’t take naps with them or cuddle with them while I’m recuperating? I am going to be unhappy, and they are going to be unhappy and confused while they are segregated to a room I’m not in. I am so bummed… Read more
And here’s another catch up post of long overdue mini reviews.
The Shadow Ellysium by Django Wexler
B / B+
This short novella served its purpose as a teaser to generate interest in the Shadow Campaigns series. I loaded The Thousand Names on my Kindle – now I just need time to read it! Read more
I have been reading up a storm, but I’ve been lax on writing reviews. Here’s a quick catch up post with short reviews.
Hello, I Love You by Katie M Stout
This dragged for me, and I didn’t think there was any chemistry between Grace and Jason. I read this mainly for the setting, but the school might as well have been anywhere, which was a big disappointment. Cultural details were sparse and shallow. I didn’t get a feeling that Grace was in a foreign country, and the fact that everyone she interacted with spoke English didn’t help make this unique or different. It also bugged me that Jason and his sister were the only Koreans to use Korean names. Read more