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Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

If you're new here, why not subscribe to our email updates or follow us on Facebook? You can also add us to your Google Reader. Thanks for visiting!   Before reading The Lucky One, my knowledge of the books of Nicholas Sparks was limited to what I knew of the many film adaptations of his work. I knew to expect passionate romances against all odds,...

Book Review: Mounting Desire by Nina Killham

Book Review: Mounting Desire by Nina Killham

I’ve always wondered about the idea of born-again virginity: it’s a concept that makes me cock my head, pug-like, from side to side as I try to figure out exactly how it works. Reconstructive surgery, promise rings and a very loose definition of the truth, one imagines. Still, whatever the go, it’s working for Jack Carter, a romance novelist...

Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 6 June 2012

Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 6 June 2012

RIASS stuff: The new RIASS theme is arriving later today, so stay tuned for a more pleasant (and more beautiful) reading experience. A review of Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, a YA that reprises the scary stalker boyfriend trend (Rating: ) A review of Linda Lael Miller’sBig Sky Country (cowboys, y’all!)…and a giveaway. A giveaway of Carole...

Book Review: Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller

Book Review: Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller

Set in the town of Parable, Montana, Big Sky Country introduces a new slew of burly heroes and winsome heroines from best-selling romance author Linda Lael Miller. And having inhaled this book in prompt order, I can happily say that Miller’s on her game. Despite having a mark against it for not being set in Texas, my favourite setting for anything...

Bookish News & Publishing Tidbits 11 May 2012

Bookish News & Publishing Tidbits 11 May 2012

RIASS stuff: The Ditmar shortlist has been announced, and apparently I’m on it. A review of How to Marry a Murderer by Amanda Matetsky, a 50s-era cozy mystery starring Paige Turner. A review of The Victory Dance Murder by M T Jefferson, a WWII-era cozy mystery set in small-town Pennsylvania. Other bookish stuff: B&N’s Kevin O’Connor on...

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