Posts Categorized: Short Story

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Ever since Singh first mentioned the Alaris deep-sea station (I can’t remember when this was), I hoped that she would write a story that gave us a closer look at this unusual setting and its unique occupants. She finally does so in this sweet novella about Stefan, a Psy/TK, and Tazia, a human working on the station. Though Tazia is human, she is a lot like Stefan. Estranged from her family, Tazia lives a very lonely life aboard Alaris. As a Psy and former Arrow, Stefan has learned to keep a tight leash on his emotions. However, when the two end up working together to help rebuild a village, their attraction reaches a breaking point which neither can ignore. … Read more »

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Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Short Story Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

Title: Misbehaving Author: Tiffany ReiszPublication Date: February 1, 2014Publisher: Cosmo Hot Reads from HarlequinGenre: Adult Contemporary Romance/EroticaFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, KoboSource: Publisher via Netgalley Wanted: Adventurous, open-minded man willing to try anything… As a popular sex blogger, Beatriz gets paid to have orgasms. So being on deadline the week of her sister’s wedding isn’t as rough as it sounds. There’s just one hitch: Bea’s assignment is to write a review of a sex position manual, but she doesn’t have a plus one to play with. The good news: Ben, the one who got away back in college, is also attending stag–and he’s as temptingly gorgeous as ever. The… Read more »

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The Last Good Knight Blog Tour: Review and Q&A

The Last Good Knight Blog Tour: Review and Q&A

Hi, everyone! I am really excited to be on the The Last Good Knight blog tour today, hosted by The Novel Tease. If you’re a reader of this blog you know how much I adore Tiffany Reisz’s writing and I am happy to be on the tour for her newest novella in the Original Sinners series. This novella is being released in 5 parts, and the first part is available now. Read on for my review of all 5 parts as well as a Q&A with Tiffany at the end of the post.  Title: The Last Good Knight (Parts I –… Read more »

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Short Story Review: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid

Short Story Review: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid

Title: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding (A Scandalous Novella) Author: Stacy Reid Publication Date: April 14, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Genre: Adult Historical Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Publisher   Victorian Era England… As far as rash decisions went, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remained strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation was by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction–and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself. But she’s made the first… Read more »

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Review: Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Review: Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

Title: Improper Relations (Improper #1) Author: Juliana Ross Publication Date: April 23, 2012 Publisher: Carina PressGenre: Adult Historical Romance/Erotica Short Story Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Purchased When Hannah’s caught watching her late husband’s cousin debauch the maid in the library, she’s mortified–but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she’s used to being ignored. The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she’s witnessed, but there’s something about Leo that draws her to him. When Leo claims he can prove that women can feel desire as passionately… Read more »

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Review: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

Review: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

Title: The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After Author: Julia Quinn Publication Date: April 2, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Genre: Adult Historical Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N; Book Depository Source: Publisher via Edelweiss For the first time in print, New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents a collection of “second epilogues” to her Bridgerton series, previously published as e-originals, plus a new bonus Bridgerton novella: “Violet in Bloom,” a short story in which we finally meet Edmund Bridgerton. The Bridgertons are back! As a huge fan of the Bridgerton series, I was very excited to hear that Julia Quinn was coming out with a book of second epilogues for the… Read more »

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Uncovered (91): Grim

Uncovered (91): Grim

Hi and welcome to Uncovered, a weekly post where I feature one of my current cover loves. Hi, kids. Hope 2014 is off to a good start for everyone. Today’s featured cover is Grim written by various authors. This is a collection of stories, inspired by classic fairy tales and written by popular YA authors like Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins and more. I am a sucker for any fairy tale type book and this one sounds like a lot of fun. It definitely has that sort of old school leather bound book vibe. The tree image is pretty… Read more »

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Short Story Review: The Scandal Before Christmas

Short Story Review: The Scandal Before Christmas

Title: The Scandal Before Christmas (The Reckless Brides #3.5) Author: Elizabeth EssexPublication Date: October 8, 2013Publisher: ForeverGenre: St. Martins PaperbacksFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via Edelweiss Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas, and he can’t afford to be choosy. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea – all within a matter of days. Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, and nothing and no one to recommend her but her own self. She accepts the lieutenant’s hasty offer only for the comfort and security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm snows her and… Read more »

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Short Story Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

Short Story Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

Title: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas #1.5) Author: Meljean BrookPublication Date: August 7, 2012Publisher: ForeverGenre: Adult Paranormal Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Bought Eight months after The Iron Duke, can their marriage survive a new danger? After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that… Read more »

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Short Story Review: His For Christmas by Jennifer Haymore

Short Story Review: His For Christmas by Jennifer Haymore

Title: His For Christmas (House of Trent #1.5) Author: Jennifer HaymorePublication Date: October 1, 2013Publisher: Forever YoursGenre: Adult Historical RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Publisher via NetGalley Jennifer Haymore introduced sweet, but shy Lady Esme in The Duchess Hunt, the first novel in her House of Trent Series. But what readers may not know is that proper young Lady Esme has a secret: the youngest sister of the Duke of Trent privately pens erotic stories! Society would never allow Lady Esme to share her own work, so her friend Jennifer Haymore is here to help—and just in time for Christmas! His for Christmas is the steamy story of two… Read more »

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