Win The Trouble With Magic by Patricia Rice!

Thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca Classics, I have a copy of Patricia Rice’s The Trouble with Magic to give to one of you!  Here’s what the publisher has to say:

As many of you know, we have a line of books called Casablanca Classics—these are beloved books by fabulous authors that have gone out of print. We are so excited to have the next book in Patricia Rice’s classic “Magic” Series back in stores this month: The Trouble with Magic!

Patricia Rice’s bestselling Magic series featuring the clash between science and magic has been off the market over 5 years. In The Trouble with Magic, Sparks fly when Ewen, the itinerant rake and adventurous inventor of the Ives family, catches Felicity, the most fey of the Malcolms, who is fleeing to Scotland to discover a way of ending her dangerous gift…


August 2012, Casablanca Classics

Is Her Magic a Gift or a Curse…?

All the Malcolms have some magic, but Lady Felicity’s ability to read people’s emotions simply by touching them or their possessions overwhelms her. She’s reached a marriageable age, but how can she ever wed when she can see so clearly a man’s guilty secrets?

Only He Can Tell the Difference…

Ewen Ives, itinerant rake and adventurous inventor, knows better than to underestimate the mischief of the Malcolms. But sparks fly when he encounters Felicity, and Ewen can’t seem to refuse her plea for assistance…


“Rice’s enchanting book is truly spellbinding.” —Booklist

“You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion.” —The Romantic Reader

“Patricia Rice’s historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!” —Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author


With five million books in print and New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists under her belt, Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, Regency and contemporary categories. A former CPA, Patricia Rice is a native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on Patricia’s current releases, please visit


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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–My Glam Bag Edition

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.

This week I received my August Glam bag.    I enjoy getting these sample kits, but I have to admit that I was frustrated this month.  My credit card is charged on the 1st of the month, and this month, my order wasn’t shipped until the 10th.  I didn’t receive it until the 17th.  I am not a very patient individual, and the length of time it took before I  received my Glam bag this month drove me nuts.  I guess that is just an indication of how much I enjoy ripping into these.  I make sure that I avoid spoilers from people how receive their shipments before me, because I like being surprised when I open the shiny pink foil envelope.  When I receive it so late, though, it’s hard to avoid seeing what everyone else received.   Here are the contents of August’s My Glam Bag.

First up is the bag itself. 

This month’s theme is Endless Summer.  I like this bag and find the colors a lot of fun.  It’s orange mesh with trim on the top, and a pink zipper.   I think I am going to use this to hold the brushes in my makeup kit.

Next up are the goods.

There is another full size bottle of Circus nail polish this month, and I like the color much better than the white from last month.  This is Spectacle, and yes, it is as loud as can be!  It’s a vivid orange to match the bag, and the picture doesn’t really do its brightness justice.  I like that these are packaged in plastic tubes; I re-use the packaging in my show kit, to hold hair pins, etc.  The nail polish is a win this month.

Next up is My Glam Gloss.  This is another win.  It’s a full size sample and was immediately tossed into my purse.  I love lip gloss and always have some with me. 

There is a small sample of Salty Cosmetics Glama-ZOID shadow.  This is a loose powder, and it’s shimmery and iridescent.  I was disappointed with it until I looked it up on Salty Cosmetics’ webpage, and now I am eager to try it.  I have packed it in my show bag to try at the next horse show (which is really the only place I wear makeup.  Yes, I agree, that makes no sense.  The horses don’t care whether I wear it or not!)

Next up are skin care products

There is a small sample of Clean Skin roll on perfume oil.  I am kind of meh about this, but I’m going to keep it in my desk at the office for when I need a little pick-me-up after a stressful day.  Maybe smelling nice will lift my battered spirits.  Who knows.

There are two samples from Eclos – Anti-aging Regenerative Cream and Anti-aging Face serum.  I love how these smell!  I’ll let you know next month what I think of them.

My favorite product from last month’s bag is Kiehl’s facial lotion.  Love this stuff! 


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library. Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

The Brixen Witch  by Stacy DeKeyser (Thank you, Stacy!)

Katya’s World (Strange Chemistry) by Jonathan L Howard

Dark Light of Day (A Noon Onyx Novel) by Jill Archer

Until There Was You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance by Jessica Scott

Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure by James Patterson

The King’s Damsel by Kate Emerson

The Fine Color of Rust: A Novel by R A O’Reilly

What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld ($1.99 for the Kindle!)

Promised (The Birthmarked Trilogy) by Caragh O’Brien

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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