A group of unusual people make a small town in Texas their home in this new Charlaine Harris series which combines magic, supes, murder and mayhem. It’s impossible not to compare it to Harris’ blockbuster Sookie Stackhouse series. I look at its own merits as well.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction • Tags: Avon, blackmail, Evil Twin, Extortion, Gretna Green, HarperCollins, HUSBAND HUNT, London, Lynsay Sands, Madison Sisters, murder, Renewing Vows, THE HEIRESS
This classic evil twin story is the first in a series about three sister heiresses. But does each sister need her own book?
If one were to judge by the number of books of this type, it is an apparently common fantasy to awaken in Jane Austen’s time in a story like one of her novels. Would that work for you? Lack of bathrooms, ready to wear and body odor would do me in. What about you?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: arranged marriage, Avon, Candover, Duke, George IV of the United Kingdom, HarperCollins, heirs, Marriage, Prince Regent, Prinny, Regency Romance, Royal Entourage, Sophia Nash
The Prince of Wales needs his entourage to get married to quell disquiet amongst his subjects over their unruly and extravagant behavior. Prinny knows best, right? Which Duke should marry which lady? Only Prinny knows.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Release Event!, Interview & Giveaway • Tags: Avon, dukes, Equal Pay, Espionage, Gambling, Giveaway, HarperCollins, infidelity, Interview, Miranda Neville, Oscar Wilde, Regency, Spitalfields, Wild Quartet, Wilde Quartet, women's rights
Miranda Neville’s here and we’re chatting and having espressotinis. With a giveaway!
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: based on a play, diplomacy, entail, estate, Foreign Office, Gambling Hell, intelligence, Lady Windermere, Lady Windermere's Fan, London, Miranda Neville, Oscar Wilde, philanthropy, Politics, Spittafields, Wilde, Windermere
A diplomat returns to London to discover what looks like a tryst between his wife and his former friend. He married her for financial reasons but now finds her much more interesting. She has some big secrets too and is not the girl he left behind; she is more sophisticated.
Trouble is all around Southern Witch and inspired baker Tammy Jo Trask. Her ex, Zach, just rolled back into town and they share a connection that runs deep, but the connection between Tammy Jo and Warlock Bryn Lyons has the pull of magick. Then there are the fae. And, Tammy Jo makes a strange new friend.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Paranormal Romance • Tags: Archaeology, Artifacts, Dynasty, Egyptology, Great Quake, Hadley Bacall, Jenn Bennett, Lowe Magnusson, Prohibition, Roaring Twenties, San Francisco, Swedish
Lowe Magnusson, a handsome archaeologist from a family of bootleggers, returns home to San Francisco in 1927 to sell his latest find, a magical amulet. He’s a bit of a con artist himself. He meets up with Hadley Bacall, a gorgeous scholar from the Deyoung museum and they set out to recover the rest of the amulet hidden 21 years earlier. There’s a few problems in their path: a scary someone wants the amulet and a criminal someone wants Lowe’s hide!
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction • Tags: Cannes, closure, Cote d'Azur, date rape, Diamonds, Elizabeth Adler, engagement, escort, France, jewels, luxury, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Private Detective, TV
A young, PR agent from Los Angeles leaves her celebrity fiance when he postpones their wedding yet again. She runs away to France over the holidays and ends up in, you guessed it, Monte Carlo. Here she meets up with an assortment of individuals: good and bad and even ugly. One decision sets a whole series of events in motion.
by fangswandsfairy • 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, Brides of Redemption, Chaperone, Duke, Gayle Callen, guilt, HarperCollins, India, London, Protector, Raj, Third Son, Victorian Period, women's rights
As the third son, Adam Chamberlin never thought he would inherit his father’s title but he did. Faith never thought she would find a better lot in life and had accepted her own. His feelings of guilt bring them together but will his arrogance keep them apart?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: bed and breakfast, birthmark, Bluebonnet, body image, brotherly love, COnvict, Jessica Clare, Parenting, perfection, port wine stain, scoliosis, siblings, Texas, virginity, Wilderness Survival Expeditions
A shy young woman falls in love with her brother’s employee. They’re great together but he has secrets that get in the way.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Avon, Bake Shop, Book Club, Britain, British, Cafe, Cake, coffee, erotica, Geeks, Girls, HarperCollins, Jilly Cooper, Marriage, Naughty, new love, pensioner, sweet, tea
A group of women, and a male student, get together to read erotic books and discuss them. Each person changes in ways they would not have expected. Very British but universal.
Come by and see my review of this new hot firefighter and contractor gets together with poetry-loving bar manager. With tourwide giveaway!
In book eight of Jill’s Lucky Harbor Series Jack Harper, a firefighter and Leah Sullivan, a brilliant pastry chef filling in for her grandmother at her bakery, are two old friends who come up against their real feelings for each other. Audiobook Review.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Africa, Avon, crimes against women, England, exploration, HarperCollins, Laura Lee Guhrke, London, missionaries, Savoy Hotel, science, Scientific method, Victorian era
Suffering from trauma and subsequent ruination Edie goes to England to find a husband, hoping to find one who will look past her ruin to her deep purse. And, she needs to find a man who will make no demands on her as a wife. Stuart needs a wife who can solve all his financial problems and who won’t mind him spending most of his time exploring Africa. When he is forced to return home and wants a real marriage can the marriage of convenience become a love match?