The Orchid Affair (Pink Carnation)

Every once in a while I enjoy indulging in something that is light, bubbly and bright. Something with a little romance, a little adventure, a hint of danger and a dash of witty dialog. Jane Austen meets James Bond. Impossible to find, you say? Ah, well you haven’t discovered the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig and the latest entry THE ORCHID AFFAIR might well […]


TEXTUAL HEALING By Eric Smith [Review ]

Textual Healing

TEXTUAL HEALING by Eric Smith is quirky. In fact, I have a funny feeling when he sat down to write this book that word was first and foremost in his mind. Textual Healing has the feeling of an indie film, one of those feel-good small budget films like Ten Inch Hero, full of interesting characters, almost real-life situations and a sweetly romantic comedy. Andrew “Ace” […]


A DARCY CHRISTMAS By Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart [Review]

A Darcy Christmas

All the sugary sweetness of old-fashioned treacle can be found in A DARCY CHRISTMAS by Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart. The book is actually three short stories featuring Jane Autsen’s famed lovers Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, written by three of the more prominent authors in this oddly growing genre. (It is amazing how many books Jane Austen’s character’s have spawned.) I have […]


ALL I EVER WANTED by Kristan Higgins [Review]

| Aug 23 | 1 Comment

All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins

  If you are looking for a cute romance, look no further than All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins. As hard as Callie Grey tries to create the perfect life for herself, she has to face the facts: she’s just turned thirty and the man she’s been crushing on for years, Mark, is dating someone else. She needs to let him go, but she […]


LOVER MINE by J. R. Ward [Review]

| May 10 | 2 Comments

J. R. Ward’s alpha-male vampire warriors return in the eighth book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Mine. This time it’s John Matthew’s turn to find love, the only problem is that the woman he is meant to be with, Xhex, is currently being held captive by his enemy, Lash. That’s a pretty big obstacle, but even larger problems loom if the two want […]



| Mar 16 | 1 Comment

Around Valentine’s Day this year, I was at a bookstore and got sucked in by their display of romance novels. I impulsively bought The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance, an anthology of 20 short stories about, you guessed it, romance and time travel. I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife and I was hoping that some of the stories might have a similar vibe. Unfortunately, […]


KNIT THE SEASON by Kate Jacobs [Review]

| Oct 15 | 0 Comments

Once October/November rolls around I begin to get excited for the holidays. Not just the holidays, but everything that goes along with the chilly weather. The sweaters, the baking, curling up on the couch and reading a good book. When I got the opportunity to check out Kate Jacob’s new book in her famous “Knitting” series, Knit the Season I thought what a better way […]


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith [Review]

| Aug 19 | 1 Comment

One book that has been getting a ton of buzz lately is the mash up Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. Seth Grahame-Smith has taken Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and inserted a zombie sub-plot. First let me say that I’m a HUGE Austen fan. I’ve read Pride & Prejudice about 5 times (you can read my review here) and have watched the movie and mini-series […]


KEY OF VALOR by Nora Roberts [Review]

| Jul 14 | 0 Comments

Key Of Valor is the third and final book in the famous trilogy by Nora Roberts. The darkest of the three books, Valor will have you staying up late, and skimming impatiently ahead to find the conclusion of this fun, yet emotionally gripping tale. Key Of Valor tells the story of Zoe’s quest for the final key. If she finds it, she can unlock the […]


THE KEY OF KNOWLEDGE by Nora Roberts [Review]

| Jul 8 | 0 Comments

I just finished the 2nd book in the Nora Roberts “key” trilogy, The Key Of Knowledge. This book picks up right where the first one left off. It follows the tale of Dana’s quest for the second key. Like the first quest, which featured Malory, Dana will have 4 weeks to find her key. In order for it to be revealed, she must look within […]