Posts Categorized: 4 stars

The Madman’s Daughter – Review

The Madman’s Daughter – Review

  The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1)  by Megan Shepherd Publication date: 29 Jan 2013 by Balzer + Bray ISBN 10/13: 0062128027 | 9780062128027 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Young Adult Historical Fiction Keywords: Historical, romance, re-telling, science Format: Hardcover, eBook Source: Library My Synopsis: The Madman’s Daughter is a re-telling/alternate view of the H.G. Wells classic The Island of Dr. Moreau told from the point of view of Moreau’s daughter, Juliet. Accused of performing inhumane and ungodly experiments, Dr. Moreau abandons Juliet and her mother when she is 10 years old. Believed to be dead, Juliet’s… Read more »

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Seducing Cinderella – Review

Seducing Cinderella – Review

Seducing Cinderella (Fighting for Love #1)by Gina L. Maxwell Publication date: 20 July 2012 by Entangled Publishing ISBN 13: 2940014977678Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Romance, Sports, Fairytale, CinderellaFormat: Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, eBook, AudiobookSource: Purchased Synopsis from Entangled Publishing: He’ll teach her the art of seduction…for a price. Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all… Read more »

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Thrown by a Curve – Review + New Associate Reviewer

Thrown by a Curve – Review + New Associate Reviewer

Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play #5) by Jaci Burton Publication date: 5 March 2013 by Berkley Publishing ISBN 10/13: 0425253457 | 978-0425253458Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Contemporary RomanceKeywords: Romance, sportsFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: Purchased My Synopsis: Garrett Scott is facing the biggest challenge to his career – a shoulder injury that isn’t healing and the potential that his career as a pitcher for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is over.  Alicia Riley, Sport Medicine Specialist, has finally gotten her dream job working for the St. Louis Rivers.  When she boldly speaks her… Read more »

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Bloodlines – Review

Bloodlines – Review

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead Publication date: 23 Aug 2011 by Razorbill ISBN 10/13: 1595143173 | 9781595143174Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Young Adult Paranormal/MysteryKeywords: Paranormal, romance, Vampire Academy, vampires, alchemyFormat: Hardcover, paperback, eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis: Blood doesn’t lie… Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir… Read more »

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The Angel – Review

The Angel – Review

The Angel (Original Sinners #2) by Tiffany Reisz Publication date: 27 Sept 2012 by Harlequin MIRA ISBN 10/13: 0778313999 | 9780778313991Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Contemporary Erotica/BDSMKeywords: Erotica, BDSM, romanceFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: e-ARC received from Netgalley * If you haven’t read The Siren yet, you may want to skip the synopsis and review as it contains spoilers for book 1. You have been warned. Goodreads synopsis: No safe word can protect the heart. Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren—whose fetishes, if exposed,… Read more »

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One Good Earl Deserves A Lover – Advance Review

One Good Earl Deserves A Lover – Advance Review

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (Rules of Scoundrels #2) by Sarah MacLean Publication date: 29 Jan 2013 by Avon ISBN 10/13: 0446574503 | 9780446574501Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indieboud Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, gambling, quirky charactersFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: e-ARC received from Edelweiss Goodreads synopsis Review: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is the second book in Sarah MacLean’s The Rules of Scoundrels series, set in a popular gaming hell. Sarah MacLean has quickly become one of my favorite historical romance authors. One Good Earl did not disappoint and I hard time putting this one down…. Read more »

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Again The Magic – Review

Again The Magic – Review

Again The Magic (Wallflowers #0.5) by Lisa Kleypas Publication date: 27 Jan 2004 by Avon ISBN 10/13: 0380811081 | 9780380811083Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Romance, historical, childhood love, revengeFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Purchased Synopsis from Goodreads Review: I had no idea that this book even existed until about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Under The Covers Book Blog, one of my favorite review blogs, had a post about the unsung heroes of romance. In this list was McKenna from Again the Magic, the prequel novel to Lisa Kleypas’s Wallflower series. How on earth did I miss… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Sewing In A Straight Line

Non-Fiction Review: Sewing In A Straight Line

Sewing In A Straight Line by Brett Bara Publication date: 19 July 2011 by Potter Craft ISBN 10/13: 0307586650 | 9780307586650Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Non-Fiction Crafting/SewingKeywords: Non-fiction, crafts, sewingFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: Library Thuy’s Review:Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew but were afraid to? Perhaps you think it’s too hard or you’re just not sure where to start. You’re not alone. Author and crafter Brett Bara sets out to prove that anyone can learn to sew in her book, Sewing In A Straight Line. With only a few basic materials, she will show you just how easy and… Read more »

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Angel’s Ink – Review

Angel’s Ink – Review

Angel’s Ink (The Asylum Tales #1) by Jocelynn Drake Publication date: 16 Oct 2012 by Harper Voyager ISBN 10/13: 0062117858 | 9780062117854Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Urban FantasyKeywords: Urban fantasy, paranormal, witches, warlocks, magic, angels, tatooesFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: ARC received at ALA Synopsis: Buyer beware . . . Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the… Read more »

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Tough Sh*t: The Story of a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good – Audiobook Review

Tough Sh*t: The Story of a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good – Audiobook Review

Let me start off this review by saying that I am a fan of Kevin Smith. I’ve seen all of his movies, listen to his podcast, am a regular attendant at his Hall H panel at Comic-Con every year, and even visited his comic shop, Jay and Bob’s Silent Stash, back when they had a location in Los Angeles. When I heard that he had a new book coming out, I knew that it would be funny and entertaining, like the man himself.

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