Showing posts from September, 2018

Review: The Black Moon by Winston Graham

The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga #5) by Winston Graham Published September 20th 2016 by A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin Paperback, 546 pages 9781250124913 Amazon
Summary Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.
My Thoughts There are no spoilers for The Black Moon in this review, however, it's the fifth book in the series, so spoilers for the previous books cannot be helped.
I struggled with whether or not I would continue reading this series after the shocking actions of Ross Poldark in Warleggan. I am a fan of the television series, so I knew about Ross and Elizabeth's night of angry, passionate, consensual sex. The book, however, was diffe…

Avon Books and Present: Kiss Club

Romance is my favorite genre to listen to as an audiobook! I'm so excited to let you about Kiss Club. With audiobooks as low as $1.99, I know I'll be adding a lot of books to my TBR pile!

Avon Books and Present: Kiss Club

A Romance Digital Audio Program That Will Make Readers Absolutely Swoon!
When it comes to changing reading habits, the publishing industry is “all ears” – and the past few years have seen a marked shift in digital consumption, as an increasing number of consumers are “reading” on the go with digital audio. Tobly McSmith, Senior Director of Digital Accounts at HarperCollins Publishers, reports that consumer enthusiasm for audiobooks is on the rise, and says, “The Romance category will be key in the success of digital audio in the coming year.”
To engage this new audience of romance audio listeners, Avon Books and Harper Audio, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers, are partnering with to roll out a monthly digital audiobook program called “Kiss Cl…

Giveaway: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Happy Birthday to me and Happy Book Birthday to Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness! 

Today, TIME’S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness, the bestselling author of the All Souls Trilogy will hit the shelves! It's is set in the same universe but focuses on characters and time periods that never took center stage in the trilogy.
In TIME’S CONVERT fans can expect to see some of their favorite characters returning as Harkness shares the backstories of the de Clermont family, Marcus MacNeil, and a young Phoebe Taylor to explore the question: what does it take to become a vampire? TIME’S CONVERT opens on the battlefields of the American Revolution, where young surgeon Marcus MacNeil is introduced to Matthew de Clermont and offered a chance at immortality by becoming a vampire. But his transformation isn’t an easy one, and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus’s deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Fast forward to contempora…

Enter For A Chance To Win A 3 Book Prize Pack, Including-Away-We-Go-Land!

Away We Go Land Launches Kid’s Imaginations! Looking for a rhyming picture book perfect for kids ages 2-8? Away We Go Land will stretch kids imaginations, make them laugh, and send them to bed dreaming of a carnival that is out of this world. Join Us, Along With Our Book-Loving Friends, As We Celebrate This New Release From Ryan Maloney! You Could Win A 3 Book Prize Pack …
Away We Go LandWritten and Illustrated by Ryan Maloney Publisher’s Synopsis: Away We Go Land is a picture book that launches kid’s imaginations to a carnival on the moon, where there are no tickets needed, and it’s fun for all. Ages 2-8 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | July 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1723211942 Twitter: Instagram:

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Feature and Giveaway: The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews Publication Date: September 4, 2018 Perfectly Proper Press Paperback & eBook; 317 Pages Series: Parish Orphans of Devon, Book 1 Genre: Historical/Romance

She Wanted Sanctuary…

Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar’s Abbey isn’t the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill—though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome—is anything but a romantic hero.

He Needed Redemption…

Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household—and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.

Their m…

Review: Nevertheless, We Persisted

Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage Foreward by Amy Klobuchar,  Hardcover, 320 pages,  9781524771966 Published September 4th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Summary A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity--but persisted.
"Aren't you a terrorist?" "There are no roles for people who look like you." "That's a sin." "No girls allowed." They've heard it all. Actress Alia Shawkat reflects on all the parts she was told she was too "ethnic" to play. Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Tee…

Audiobook Review: The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey, Narrated by: Soneela Nankani Kindle Edition, 401 pages.  Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins Published January 9th 2018 by Soho Crime B07226BHDG
Summary 1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine. Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth.
Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic …

Feature and Giveaway: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

About the Author:
SARAH BIRD’s previous novel, Above the East China Sea, was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. Sarah has been selected for the Meryl Streep Screenwriting Lab, the B&N Discover Great Writers program, NPR's Moth Radio series, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and New York Libraries Books to Remember list. She first heard Cathy Williams' story in the late seventies while researching African-American rodeos.
About the Book:
The compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers.
“Here’s the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of queen and my mama never let me forget it.”
Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, destined by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. He…

Check out Phoenix Unbound and Enter for a chance to win your own romantic fantasy starter kit!

PHOENIX UNBOUND by GRACE DRAVEN Ace Trade Paperback | September 25, 2018
A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Today bestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different. 

Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion--and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. Unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will abandon everyt…