Month: August 2014

Review: Jill Shalvis’ It’s In His Kiss is the perfect read. Really. It. Is.

imageI know if I tell you that there are some authors that just resonate with me you’ll know what I’m talking about, because you have the same experience. That’s why we love to read. Confession time. I’d never read a Jill Shalvis book till a year ago. I know. I must have been living in a cave.

Knowing that I love to read romance, have a slightly quirky (strange) sense of humor, and love books set on the coast – any coast – a friend recommended a series to me last summer that they thought I’d love. The series? Jill

Review: Diana Palmer’s recent titles feature down-home romance, suspense, and a great deal of faith

Diana Palmer’s Long, Tall Texans series is a secret addiction. I got hooked on these books a while ago and did a crazy happy dance in June when the last of these titles was reissued digitally by Harlequin. I’ll be rereading the series soon – this time entirely on my Kindle – but first I needed to catch up with some of her new titles.

I received a galley copy of Invincible from the publisher and read it a week ago. But, I’ll be frank, even though this is a stand-alone title there were so many references to what happened …

Throwback Thursday: ISO Harlequin authors Violet Winspear, Mary Wibberley, Katrina Britt, and Rebecca Stratton

imageI’ll admit that reading old Harlequin romances was one of my favorite pastimes as a tween. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Cherry Ames books still captured my interest, but, oh my goodness, those old Harlequins I’d find at yard sales, book sales, and even auctions were like magical carpet rides to the exotic. I’ll confess that I probably was as interested in their settings as in the romance. (Though I quickly did get hooked on the romance aspect too.)

These weren’t books I’d purchase new, but rather well-thumbed and loved paperbacks. The covers were a draw too with their painterly …

Wicked Wednesday: Salutes Authors & Publishers that are Wickedly Good and help your purchase do more!

One-click purchases are no-brainers for most of us. We see an author we admire, new book in a genre we follow, or are drawn in by a cover that is enticing – and we click and buy. Our eReaders are happy – and we’re doing a good thing, right. Supporting authors and publishers who in turn share books with us that we love to read.

Recently I’ve been noticing a growing trend that makes that one-click happen at the speed of light. What’s that? Well, some favorite authors and publishers have been donating percentages and even total proceeds of book …

Review: Laura Kaye’s HARD TO HOLD ON TO pulls the reader in with passion and power – and doesn’t let go

imageAs I’m writing this review, I’m still brushing away some tears. First of all, Laura Kaye‘s novella, HARD TO HOLD ON TO, is amazing. I’m saying that upfront, so if you want to stop reading this now and just hop over to whatever eRetailer you prefer – do. Simply said: Buy this book and read it.

The third title in Kaye’s Hard Ink series about a now-disbanded Special Forces team is an unbelievably powerful read. The story picks up immediately following the events of Hard As You Can and the rescue of Sara (aka Crystal) Dean’s sister, Jenna. …