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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Review

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Review

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee BenderPublication date: 01 June 2010 by DoubledayISBN 10/13: 0385501129 | 9780385501125 Category: Adult Contemporary FictionKeywords: Contemporary, fiction, family, magical realismFormat: Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, eBook From goodreads: On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair. Soon, she’s privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father’s detachment, her mother’s transgression, her brother’s increasing… Read more »

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Night Tales by Nora Roberts – Review

Night Tales by Nora Roberts – Review

Nigh Tales (Night Tales #1 & #2) by Nora Roberts Publication date: originally published 1991, reissued 2005 by Silhouette ISBN 10/13: 0373285108 | 9780373285105 Category: Adult Romantic SuspenseKeywords: Romance, suspense, mystery, stalker, vigilanteFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook This is an early series by Nora Roberts from the early 90’s. Nora Roberts is sometimes a bit hit and miss for me (especially some of her older stuff) but, for the most part, I tend to enjoy her writing and am willing to give anything by her a try. While neither of these stories blew my socks off they were quick and entertaining reads…. Read more »

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Desert Warrior – Review

Desert Warrior – Review

Desert Warrior by Nalini Singh Publication date: 01 August 2003 by Silhouette ISBN 10/13: 0373765290 | 9780373765294 Category: Adult RomanceKeywords: Romance, sheikhs, royaltyFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook (e-ARC received from Netgalley) From goodreads: The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq’s birthright, and he was a man who held tightly what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman–the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had lured her to this distant land, he meant to keep his new bride here forever…. But Jasmine Coleridge was not… Read more »

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Short Story Review: Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever

Short Story Review: Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever

Cosmo’s Sexiest Stories Ever: Three Naughty Tales by Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot Publication date: 23 Auguest 2011 by Hearst ISBN 10/13: 1453227806 | 9781453227800 Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Romance, short story, realisticFormat:  eBook (e-ARC received from Netgalley for review) From goodreads: The world’s best-selling magazine for young women asked three best-selling authors to each write a story steamy enough for the pages of Cosmo—a tall order, but these ladies so delivered. The trio of tantalizing tales was such a hit that they’ve been compiled into this must-have ebook. Now, readers can devour these naughty little nuggets whenever, wherever. Here’s… Read more »

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Lord of the Vampires – Review

Lord of the Vampires – Review

It’s October and officially fall, my favorite season and one of my favorite months. Halloween is right around the corner and I’ve already stocked up on my fun size candy. There will be lots of book reviews featuring vampires, werewolves, ghosts and other creatures of the night. To kick it off, I have a review of Gena Showalter’s Lord of the Vampires. Happy haunting! Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows #1)  by Gena Showalter Publication date: 23 August 2011 Harlequin ISBN 10/13: 0373618662 | 9780373618668 Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Paranormal, vampires, romance, revengeFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook, audiobook … Read more »

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The Taming of the Rake – Review

The Taming of the Rake – Review

The Taming of the Rake (Blackthorn Brothers #) by Kasey Michaels  Publication date: 26 July 2011 by Harlequin ISBN 10/13: 0373775911 | 9780373775910 Category: Adult Historical Romance Keywords: Historical, romance, revenge Format: Mass market paperback, eBook Source: e-ARC received from Netgalley for review From goodreads: Meet the Blackthorn brothers – Three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love. Charming, wealthy and wickedly handsome, Oliver “Beau” Blackthorn has it all…except revenge on the enemy he can’t forget. Now the opportunity for retribution has fallen into his hands. But his success hinges on Lady Chelsea Mills–Beckman—the one woman… Read more »

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