Mar 162013

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah Maclean
Series: The First Rule of Scoundrels (# 2)
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher:   Avon
Pages: 384
Source:   Edelweiss

Here’s the thing: Pippa was never supposed to be a heroine.

She was supposed to be a sweet side character in A Rogue By Any Other Name — the odd younger sister who ends up married because that’s what happens to odd younger sisters. And Cross was supposed to (get this!) marry a lady doctor. I had plans for him that involved neither ruination of engaged aristocratic misses nor falling head over heels for strange bespectacled beauties.

Not to mention the fact that Temple’s book was supposed to come first.

I’ve never been one of those writers who has characters who speak to her. I am lord and deity over my books. I tell my heroes to do stuff and they do them, for heaven’s sake. But…for some reason, for this book, I wasn’t in charge. They were. To be more specific, Pippa was. She wanted her time in Cross’s office and she wanted to know what she was missing out on, and she wanted…well…him. And she shocked me just as much as she shocked Cross, honestly.

Suffice to say, she may not be my favorite heroine…and he may not be my favorite hero…but together they are absolutely my favorite couple. And I cannot wait for you to meet them.


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Review: Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

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Jan 312013

Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn
Series: Nexus (# 2)
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks
Pages: 416
Source:  NetGalley

A desperate mother falls in love with the spymaster she’s sent to betray.

Spymaster Sebastian Danvers, Lord Somerton, has spent the last decade protecting England’s shores against a French invasion. Known for his cold logic and ability to sacrifice anything for the greater good, few can outwit him, and even fewer dare challenge him. Until now.

After being exiled to his country estate, Sebastian is surprised when his beautiful, no-nonsense neighbor turns her seductive wiles on him. But years of intrigue have left him wondering why a respectable widow would risk scandal for a few nights in his bed. Sebastian takes his time unraveling the widow’s secrets, for he quickly realizes she might be the one sacrifice he is unwilling to make.

Living a quiet existence at Winter’s Hollow, Catherine Ashcroft spends her days doing little more than caring for her precocious six-year-old daughter and negotiating her neighbors’ various complaints against their absentee landowner, the enigmatic Earl of Somerton. But, all her boredom comes to a searing halt after learning her newly returned neighbor might have had something to do with her husband’s murder.

Catherine’s orderly existence soon upends and she now finds herself in a desperate bid to save her daughter’s life. But she must betray the earl to do so, even though she no longer suspects him of foul play. Lauren succumbs to the the earl’s passionate kisses and recognizes the same loneliness she has felt for years lurking in his hard, crystalline eyes. As her lover’s enemies close in, will Catherine be able to save both her beloved daughter and the handsome spy who has stolen her heart?

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Week in Preview

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May 292011

We’re testing out a new feature for the blog, thinking of incorporating a new feature by recording some of our reviews, interviews, etc.  Keep in mind, this is my first attempt at recording… and if we keep this up, we’ll set up a YouTube channel to store the videos.  So, what are your thoughts?

Ingrid Law on The Today Show

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Aug 272009

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Author Ingrid Law was our guest back in April. You can read her interview here. I was watching The Today Show today was excited to see that her book, Savvy, was chosen as Al’s Children’s Book Club pick. Enjoy the video of her visit.

To purchase Savvy at, click here.