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I enjoy Maisey Yates’ writing, and I have a secret fascination with sheikhs, so how could I possibly resist Sheikh’s Desert Duty? While I did ultimately enjoy the book, there are two plot points that kept me from enthusiastically recommending it. Instead, I say read it with the following reservations. Read more
About the book:
In 1974, Hello Kitty stepped on the scene, and she’s had the world wrapped around her little red bow ever since. Here, some of her biggest fans—from comic artists to muralists to toy creators—pay tribute in story and art.
Foreword by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, creators of Babymouse
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I enjoyed Midnight Games, the 2nd book in the Blue Dynasty series, so I’m happy to share an excerpt and giveaway for Just for Christmas Night by Lisa Marie Perry.
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Pro football publicist Martha Blue has something to prove. To protect the image of the Las Vegas Slayers—and stay employed— she has to shed her party-girl reputation. Fast! So no more mistakes. No further scandals. And absolutely no falling for the one man who can give her everything she wants…and nothing of what she needs. Read more
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I love books about mermaids, and I enjoyed Debbie Herbert’s first novel, Siren’s Secret, so I was eager to dive into Siren’s Treasure (excuse the bad pun!). Jet is my least favorite character of the three Borsage mermaids, though, so it did take me a while to warm up to her. She made some terrible decisions in her past, and they are about to bite her in the butt. She has always felt like an outsider with the merfolk, and her mother’s emotional distance left her desperate for acceptance. She falls for the wrong man, giving her ex a powerful weapon to blackmail her with. Regretful that she’s given him so much power over her, Jet fears she will never be rid of him, and that she’s put her race in danger of discovery. Read more
I have been reading a lot of manga, but I haven’t had enough to say about each volume to write up a full review, so here are some brief impressions, starting with a new imprint Manga Classics.
I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice, and somehow I have managed to not see the many film adaptions of this classic, so I was thrilled when this turned up in my mailbox. I was a little leery that it would be boring, as some other novel to comics have been, but I was pleasantly surprised with everything about it. The art is lovely, the script is engaging, and I spent an enjoyable hour savoring Udon’s well produced book, and I’m looking forward to reading more in their Manga Classics line. Read more
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Stranded with the Rancher caught my attention because the hero breeds thoroughbreds. I’ve already stated that I have a one track mind when it comes to romances; include a few animals or just dangle their presence out there and I’m all over it. The storm angle sounded interesting, too. I get very anxious when the weather turns violent, so the thought of huddling in a storm shelter while a storm rages outside had me intrigued. Read more
Please give a warm welcome to Anne Marsh this morning!
Top 5 Things You’ll Never Find in Cal’s Glovebox by Anne Marsh
Cal Brennan is six feet of hard, rugged, bad-ass former Navy SEAL who worked as a rescue swimmer before returning to Discovery Island. Apparently, quite a few of us like to go poking around in our friends’ gloveboxes (carinsurance.com claims it’s 63% of us), but if you popped the glovebox in Cal’s truck, there are a few things you’d never find. Ever. Read more
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The Christmas deluge begins! I decided to give A Princess by Christmas a read because I have enjoyed other Jennifer Faye titles, and how can you go wrong with a prince? Or a holiday themed romance? The story doesn’t stray outside of familiar tropes, making it a little predictable, but it’s still an entertaining time killer. Read more