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I liked The Millionaire Rogue so much better than Jessica Peterson’s debut effort, The Gentleman Jewel Thief! It takes place in the same time frame as the first book in the series, through Thomas Hope and Sophia’s POV. I liked Hope so much better than Harclay, and Harclay was my major sticking point with the last book. He’s such a selfish sot that I had a hard time seeing him as a romantic lead. He didn’t behave in a manner expected of heroes, and his reasons for behaving so badly were nonsensical. It made me feel better every time Hope referred to his nemesis in a derogatory way, because somebody needed to call the jerk out for his poor behavior! Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Gwyn! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Gwyn Cready] Etsy-shopping, Scrabble-playing, hot-bath-loving kilt tipper.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Just in Time for a Highlander?
[Gwyn Cready] Just in Time for a Highlander, and the whole Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series, is a reversal of the usual time travel Highlander romances with the woman traveling back in time. In JITFAH, young, beautiful and fiercely independent Abby Kerr, the head of Clan Kerr, seeks the help of a fortune teller in order to find a strong arm who can help her maintain order over her men in the borderlands of 1705. But this is clearly a case of “Be careful what you wish for” because she ends up with Duncan MacHarg, a dashing Scot working on Wall Street in the twentieth century who knows little about clans and nothing about fighting battles—until she teaches him. Read more
Lily Dalton is celebrating the release of Never Surrender to a Scoundrel! She stopped by the virtual offices to share a guest post, as well as an excerpt from her latest book. There is also a giveaway you can enter!
Five Things Dominick, the Spy, Doesn’t Leave Home Without by Lily Dalton Read more
This morning I have a review of Jennifer McQuiston’s novella, Her Highland Fling, as well as an excerpt and an awesome giveaway. Enjoy!
I am always game to read a novella. Their compact length makes them perfect to squeeze into an overloaded reading schedule, and for authors I haven’t read previously, it gives me a good idea whether or not I want to make the time commitment for a longer book. When I saw Her Highland Fling, I was intrigued. I’ve picked up a couple of Jennifer McQuiston’s other works, but I haven’t gotten around to actually loading them on my Kindle yet, so I was more than happy to download this and start reading. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Karen! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Karen Ranney] She never gave up.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Karen Ranney] In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams is the story of a woman who had always loved a man, but allowed her pride to get in the way. Once she returned home, older, wiser, and a little damaged, she realized that her past was a huge barrier to happiness. Lennox must never know what she’d done. Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway from one of my favorite authors, Julia Quinn. Enjoy!
To quote that book his sister had read two dozen times, it was a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Read more
Miranda Neville dropped by the virtual offices to share a special guest post. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a copy of her book, too!
Top 5 complaints from Julian’s household staff)
Before Julian Fortescue unexpectedly inherited the title of Duke of Denford, he had a single manservant who doesn’t appear in any of my books but whose name is Cumberbatch. (And if you wonder why I just picked that name you are right.) Once he came into both title and money he had to hire a lot more staff for Fortescue House in London and they aren’t all happy.
Monsieur Albert, the French chef
Oo la la dites donc, Monsieur le duc does not appreciate the genius of Albert. The keetchen she is filthy like a peeg sty and the other servants are idiots.
Note: Monsieur Albert quickly departs after a brief appearance in The Duke of Dark Desires. The kitchen becomes more hygienic. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Sherri! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Sherri Browning] Curious, Creative, Witty, Determined, Indulgent.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about An Affair Downstairs? Read more