Monthly Archives: April 2012

Review: The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister #0.5) by Courtney Milan

Book info:  Form: Kindle format, e-book Genre: historical romance Target audience: adults Synopsis: The Duke of Clermont was so bored one evening that he raped Serena Barton, a governess hired for his unborn child, as, quoting his words, she had … Continue reading

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Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

  Form: pdf format Genre: romance, contemporary fiction Target audience: adults Borrowed from a friend that shouldn’t be named.   Why I read it: I have sadistic friends. Some of them keep borrowing me copies of romantic fiction, especially when … Continue reading

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Long live the zipper!

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Czech Wikipedia for th week, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You use it probably at least several times a day, no matter whether you wear trousers, jackets, skirts or … Continue reading

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Review: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (The Baroque Cycle 01)

Book info: Form: e-book, Kindle format Genre: historical ficition, sci-fi Target audience: adults Synopsis: The story opens in 1713 when Daniel Waterhouse, a former Puritan and natural philosopher (as scientists were then called) living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, finds … Continue reading

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Falling Star (an essay instead of a review)

Erik XIV. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It all started with a friendly discussion about the joys and dangers of HEA endings, which you can find here. Blodeuedd, my interlocutor, mentioned a certain Swedish king who dared to marry a commoner out … Continue reading

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Mini review: Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega series 01) by Patricia Briggs

Book info: Form: e-book pdf format Genre: Urban Fantasy with some romance in it Target audience: adults Synopsis: Anna was turned into a werewolf against her will and her life has become nightmarish ever since. She had to stop her … Continue reading

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Review: Devil’s Punch (Corine Solomon #04) by Ann Aguirre

Book info: Form: e-book, Kindle format Genre: Urban fantasy with some romantic elements Target audience: adults     Synopsis: It is the fourth part of a series – you can read it as a stand-alone (there is plenty of info … Continue reading

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Review: The Lighthouse Keeper (Fyrvaktaren in the original version) by Camilla Läckberg

I had wanted to read something written by Camilla Läckberg for some time and finally I found one of her novels in the sales – as I needed some entertainment in hospital I decided this one would do ; p … Continue reading

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Review: The Dragon’s Harp by Rachael Pruitt (Era of Dragon’s: The Lost Tales of Gwenhwyfar series #01)

This book was provided by the author’s publisher via my lady Blodeuedd’s excellent blog in return for an honest review. I haven’t been compensated for writing the said review in any way and the fact that the book came free of charge … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Happily Ever After

April Fool’s Day deserves a special treat so here you go – I am pround and happy to host today Blodeuedd and present our discussion about HEA in literature and in real life. Enjoy! Blodeuedd reviews books (everything from HR, … Continue reading

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