Month: March 2018

Blog Tour: Counting on a Countess by Eva Leigh (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

For a shameless libertine and a wily smuggler in the London Underground, marriage is more than convenience—it’s strategy . . .Christopher “Kit” Ellingsworth, war veteran and newly minted Earl of Blakemere, buries his demons under every sort of pleasure and vice. His scandalous ways have all but emptied his coffers . . . until a … Continue reading Blog Tour: Counting on a Countess by Eva Leigh (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

Book Review: Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale Vol 1 by Chie Shimada

Kenka Bancho Otome: Love's Battle RoyaleAuthor: Chie ShimadaPublisher: VIZ Media LLCExpected publication: April 3rd 2018 Rating: 5 Stars★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonSummary: Beautiful boy rebels using their fists to fall in love!Hinako thought she didn't have any family, but on the day she starts high school, her twin brother Hikaru suddenly appears and tricks her into taking his … Continue reading Book Review: Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale Vol 1 by Chie Shimada

Book Review: One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday

One and OnlyAuthor: Jenny HolidaySeries: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, Book 1Publisher: ForeverPublished: February 27th 2018Paperback, 368 pagesRating: 4 Stars★★★★☆ Goodreads  AmazonSummary: In this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that when opposites attract, sparks fly.Miss Responsibility meets Mr. RecklessWith her bridezilla friend on a DIY project rampage, bridesmaid Jane Denning will do anything … Continue reading Book Review: One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday

Manga Review: Anonymous Noise Vol 7 and Vol 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama

Anonymous NoiseAuthor: Ryōko FukuyamaPublisher: VIZ Media: Shojo Beat Volume 7 Published March 6th 2018Volume 8 Expected publication May 1st 2018 Rating: 5 Stars★★★★★Volume 7Goodreads  AmazonVolume 8Goodreads  AmazonSummary: Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love!Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, … Continue reading Manga Review: Anonymous Noise Vol 7 and Vol 8 by Ryōko Fukuyama

Mini Reviews: (Children’s) Sugar & Snails, The Backup Bunny, Argyle Fox

Sugar & SnailsAuthor: Sarah TsiangIllustrator: Sonja WimmerHardcover, 32 pagesPublished March 13, 2018 by Annick PressAge Range: 4 - 7 yearsGrade Level: Kindergarten - 2Rating: 5 Stars★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonReview: I LOVE THIS BOOK. It takes the rhyme/saying about boys being made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails and girls being made of sugar and spice … Continue reading Mini Reviews: (Children’s) Sugar & Snails, The Backup Bunny, Argyle Fox

Blog Tour: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

Thrilling, witty, and oh-so-sexy, Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau novel brings together a beautiful Immortal and the man who is her destiny…For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now that she’s moved away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and … Continue reading Blog Tour: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

Book Review: The Little Library by Kim Fielding

The Little LibraryAuthor: Kim FieldingPublisher: ?TBD? Expected publication: approx. March 26th 2018 Kindle Edition, 290 pages Rating: 4 stars★★★★☆ Goodreads  AmazonSummary: Elliott Thompson was once a historian with a promising academic future, but his involvement in a scandal meant a lost job, public shame, and a ruined love life. He took shelter in his rural California … Continue reading Book Review: The Little Library by Kim Fielding

Blog Tour: Full Fusion by NJ Damschroder (Guest Post)

 About The Book:Title: FULL FUSION (The Fusion Series Volume 1)Author: NJ DamschroderPub. Date: June 4, 2014Publisher: Dragonsoul YA Pages: 322Formats: Paperback, eBookFind it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads Eighteen-year-old Roxie Sebastian lives a charmed life, and she knows it. Too bad she can't feel it. All her life, she's felt disconnected from the world around her. Everything changes just before graduation, when she's drawn to an eerie, brilliant light-which narrowly … Continue reading Blog Tour: Full Fusion by NJ Damschroder (Guest Post)

Discussion: Favorite Tropes in Romance Novels

Today, I'd like to talk a bit about tropes in romance novels. There's a super handy list put together by Mindy Klasky that lists most of the common tropes used in romance novels. Many romances combined one or more of these tropes as plot devices to bring together (or cause conflict for!) the main characters. … Continue reading Discussion: Favorite Tropes in Romance Novels