Month: April 2018

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Lovely readers! It’s almost that time again! No, I’m not talking about a sportsball season finale. I’m talking about the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon Challenge, April edition!!Welcome once again to Peekaboo’s Corner, please feel free to browse through the stacks of books I’m attempting to back for the readathon because it’s almost upon us! What … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Book Review: Hurts to Love You (Forbidden Hearts #3) by Alisha Rai

Hurts to Love YouAuthor: Alisha RaiSeries: Forbidden Hearts, Book 3Publisher: AvonPublished: March 27, 2018Mass Market Paperback, 384 pagesRating: 5 stars★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonSummary: Well-behaved women don’t lust after men who love to misbehave.Heiress Evangeline Chandler knows how to keep a secret . . . like her life-long crush on the tattooed hottie who just happens to be her … Continue reading Book Review: Hurts to Love You (Forbidden Hearts #3) by Alisha Rai

Discussion: Posting personal writing on your bookish blog

Big things happening here in Book Otterland. I'm starting a new monthly feature in May where my BFF Peekaboo and I focus on a different fairy tale each month and talk a but about our favorite retellings across various mediums. I got it into my head that I'd really like to start writing creatively again and … Continue reading Discussion: Posting personal writing on your bookish blog

Blog Tour: Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

The one you love…Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She’s enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing … Continue reading Blog Tour: Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway)

Book Review: Shoot the Messenger (Messenger Chronicles #1) by Pippa DaCosta

Shoot the MessengerAuthor: Pippa DaCostaSeries: Messenger Chronicles, Book 1Publisher: Crazy Ace PublishingPublished: February 22, 2018Kindle Edition, 285 pagesRating: 5 Stars★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonSummary: "Lies aren't her only weapons against the fae..."In the Halow system, one of Earth’s three sister star systems, tek and magic—humans and the fae—are at war.Kesh Lasota is a ghost in the machine. Invisible … Continue reading Book Review: Shoot the Messenger (Messenger Chronicles #1) by Pippa DaCosta

Co-Review: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes #1) by Loretta Chase

A Duke in Shining ArmorAuthor: Loretta ChaseSeries: Difficult Dukes, Book 1Publisher: AvonPublished: November 28, 2017Mass Market Paperback, 400 pagesRating:Ariel: 4 stars ★★★★☆Elley: 5 stars ★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonSummary: Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces.Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never … Continue reading Co-Review: A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes #1) by Loretta Chase

Discussion: PassionFlix & Movies based on romance novels

If you're a reader of romance novels, you've most likely watched an movie adaptation of one of Jane Austen's novels at some point. Or seen The Notebook. (Because let's be honest, who hasn't seen The Notebook?) And maybe you have strong opinions on Colin Firth versus that other guy. (Personally, I'm all about Alan Rickman … Continue reading Discussion: PassionFlix & Movies based on romance novels

Book Review: Takane & Hana Vol 1 & Vol 2 by Yuki Shiwasu

Takane & Hana Vol. 1Author: Yuki ShiwasuPublisher: VIZ Media, LLCPublished: February 6, 2018Rating: 5 Stars★★★★★Goodreads  AmazonSummary: A strong-willed high school girl and a hot, young scion of a business empire can’t help trying to outwit each other every chance they get… But could these opposites be conning themselves out of the perfect match?!After her older … Continue reading Book Review: Takane & Hana Vol 1 & Vol 2 by Yuki Shiwasu

Discussion: Diversity in Romance

 If you read romance and are active on Twitter, odds are you've heard a LOT about the struggles of diverse writers of romance. I actually have just recently become more active on Twitter, and this conversation is part of the reason.Naima Simone wrote a very well-worded (and eye-opening) article about "Sales in the Diverse Books … Continue reading Discussion: Diversity in Romance

Blog Tour: What a Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway, Author Q&A)

Wanted: Governess for duke’s unruly children Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have terrorized half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins … Continue reading Blog Tour: What a Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell (Review, Teaser, Tour Wide Giveaway, Author Q&A)