Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

BLACKDOWN (A Thriller and Murder Mystery) by D.M. Mitchell


(I bought this book.)


It is 1817, Regency England. Thomas Blackdown, a thieftaker and ex-soldier, receives word that his brother and father are in deep trouble and need his help. But Blackdown is a man that harbours bitter memories; a man banished from his homeland because of a terrible accident, and so is reluctant to return to his ancestral home in Somerset.

However, once there he discovers that his brother has been savagely murdered – torn to shreds, some say by a mythical creature the locals call the Blackdown Beast. Thomas Blackdown does not believe in any creature of fantasy, and is determined to bring to justice his brother’s murderer, encouraged by his brother’s fiancĂ©, Julianne Tresham, and aided by the faithful servant Addison.

But Blackdown is quickly drawn deep into a complicated web of deceit, power, greed and murder involving Lord Tresham – Julianne’s father – and the cold Sir Peter Lansdowne. What is the mysterious Lupercal Club? Why do ex-soldiers go missing from Commodore Pettigrew’s travelling theatre? What strange thing is happening in Devilbowl Wood where Blackdown’s brother was found mutilated? And does a savage, hellish creature really prowl the night?

Soon, Blackdown must fight for his own life and face up to his demons both imaginary and real. He will need all his wits and skills to survive if he is ever to discover the shocking truth behind the evil that has penetrated as far as the government itself.

Set in Regency England following the end of the Napoleonic wars, ‘Blackdown’ is D. M. Mitchell at his creative best, crafting a believable world of strange, larger-than-life characters, with his trademark intricate plotting and surprise ending, it is a novel that is a rollicking good thriller, horror and adventure story rolled into one.

And in Thomas Blackdown, Mitchell has given us a hero like no other before – a D’Arcy with bite, a Bond in breeches…

What a fantastic book!  It's a mystery, thriller, suspense, and historical all wrapped up in one incredibly enjoyable package.
Thomas Blackdown was kicked out of his ancestral home at the age of 13, and he has spent the last 20 years becoming a battle-hardened soldier and trying to forget his past. He's a fascinating man.  Although disowned by his titled father and treated with disdain and hate, Thomas has retained his sense of honor, nobility and compassion.  He's a hard man, but a just one.  Out of the army now, he's making a living as a successful thieftaker, making use of his skills. He's a mix of undercover operative, spy, soldier, and is basically just existing.
Returning home after such a long time, he's shocked at the condition of his family estate, and discovers that his brother has died since sending the letter two years ago.  He's persuaded to investigate his younger brother's death, which seems to have been caused by a legendary monster that dwells in the deep woods nearby.  This Blackdown Beast is apparently on the rampage again, and the violently shredded sheep may just be the beginning, as Thomas learns that several ex-soldiers working for a traveling entertainment troupe have disappeared as well.  He also learns that his father was falsely accused of treason, an old friend and neighbor is buying up the Blackdown property for reasons of his own, and a new nobleman in the area has created an armed police force that seem to threaten and intimidate more than they keep the peace.  The more Thomas investigates, the stranger and more connected these mysteries become, and before long he's threatened and then attacked.
The cast of characters is extensive and intriguing, and their lives are prisms through which life in 1817 Regency England and the village of Blackdown is viewed.   His father's lawyer may be a parasitic manipulator, the kindly neighbor may have ulterior motives, the traveling troupe members are hiding a dangerous secret, and the town is preparing for an ancient pagan festival connected to the Blackdown Beast.  The overwhelming power and impunity of the local nobles is in stark contrast to the desperation and grueling nature of the servants, townspeople and traveling entertainers. 
This novel is like a beautiful piece of classical music.  The characters are the orchestra, and the author the conductor - he appreciates and develops each instrument in the orchestra, carefully guiding their actions to create a richly interwoven tapestry of mystery.  The sense of dread and rapidly encroaching danger increases with each page, and by the time I got to the shocking twist near the end I could not put the book down!
A simply outstanding story!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

The Ghost of Castle Ravenswych by Charlotte Louise Dolan

The Ghost of Castle Ravenswych

(I purchased this book.)

When Marcus Lord Cheyne takes possession of his inheritance, he is not expecting the castle to be haunted by a ghost—especially not such a beautiful ghost as Rowena. As for Rowena, her biggest problem is not that she is trapped within the walls of Castle Ravenswych, which she is, but that she is not, in fact, actually deceased… 

Originally published in 1992, this Regency romance novella is quite charming and has an unusually feisty heroine.  It begins with spunky and supremely annoyed young Rowena fighting off the extremely unwelcome advances of her slimy guardian just weeks after her uncle's death.  After Rowena knocks him down with a crystal decanter, he chases her into a dark forest where she has the presence of mind to fake her own death by drowning.  After the inquest he returns to London, and Rowena takes up secret residence in the castle under the protection of the elderly housekeeper and her husband.  She must stay hidden for one year. When she turns 21, her guardian will have no control over her.  Her only relative, a second cousin who inherited the title and castle, is a soldier off fighting.
Rowena was a lot of fun to read.  She's practical, tough and smart.  She loves the housekeeping couple, who treat her like a daughter.   A refreshing change from heroines of traditional Regency romances, particularly as this book was originally published in 1992.
When Lord Cheyne returns to claim his inheritance and recover from severe injuries, Rowena has a hard time staying hidden.  And soon Rowena and Lord Cheyne are left alone in the castle for an entire weekend. (By now I'm wondering how dirty this huge castle must be, with just an elderly couple as caretakers, and 2 girls who come from the village 2x a week to clean.)
At this point the story took a left turn at Albuquerque, when smart and steady Rowena falls madly in love with Lord Cheyne while nursing him back from the brink of death.  One of the first things she does upon finding him feverish and barely alive in his bed is kiss his scars, imagining the pain and loss he has suffered as a soldier.  They are definitely soulmates and true loves, because he senses her love through his delirium, of course.  Luckily he remains feverish all weekend so he's not entirely sure if Rowena is real or a ghost, further protecting her secret for the last few days before her 21st birthday.
Luckily there were only a few pages left at this point, or I might have stopped reading.  The charm of the earlier story, and fresh take on a Regency heroine, were somewhat spoiled by Rowena's drastic discovery of her true love and the bizarre emotional trip of her and Lord Cheyne.

Visit her Goodreads page HERE.

Author Bio:
Charlotte Louise Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in German from Middlebury College. She has lived throughout the United States and in Germany, the Soviet Union, Canada, Taiwan, and Austria. A bookworm since the age of four, she fell in love with Regency England when she read her first Georgette Heyer book. Besides writing, she has worked as a high school German teacher, a toymaker, a tech editor, a genealogist, and a craft designer. She is the mother of three children.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Romance Novel Giveaway!!!!!

Debra Kayn and Dana Marton are giving away e-copies of two of their most popular romance books: Soothing His Madness by Debra Kayn and Deathwatch by Dana Marton. To enter, just Like BOTH of their Facebook pages and leave a comment.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Have you signed the Declaration for the Right to Libraries yet?

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Libraries are sanctuaries, havens, places of learning, and imagination, and possibilities.  They nurture hope.  A society without libraries is not one worth having - show your support bu clicking the link below and sign the Declaration!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

DARK WOLF (Dark Series #25) by Christine Feehan

Dark Wolf (Dark Series #25)

(I bought this book.)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now delivers her most eagerly awaited novel of all—ten years in the making—in the “the erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre” (J. R. Ward).
In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.
Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…
No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

Released on January 7, 2014, this is the 25th installment of the Dark Series, and the 2nd in an internal trilogy (Dark Lycan, Dark Wolf,  Dark Blood).  It's also the very much anticipated story of Skyler and Dimitri.  Fans of this series have been oh-so-curious to see how Christine Feehan handled the very sensitive nature of Skyler's abusive past with her becoming the claimed lifemate to Dimitri, and Dark Wolf does not disappoint.
Let me say first that this is NOT the book to start with if you're new to the Dark series.  Many of these books are easily read as a standalone, despite the multi-book plots and storylines, but Dark Wolf is best enjoyed if you know the entire backstory to Skyler. 

It's interesting how Skyler has struck such a chord among fans of the Dark series.  The author is not shy when it comes to pretty gruesome and detailed torture scenes, and yet Skyler's background, while not the most physically horrific, was certainly the most emotional because she was a helpless child.  Which is why I think Ms. Feehan was brilliant to begin Dark Wolf with Skyler as a strong, brave and determined woman, who has marshaled her friends to save her lifemate, risking her own life in the process.  These acts allow Skyler to shed her identity as a victim and become a powerful woman who can take charge and kick ass if needed.  Her past is always there, but with Dimitri's help, Skyler has learned to not let her abuse define her.  Her triumph is amazing and inspiring - she grows up and into her potential while we cheer her on.
This review won't go into the details of the story because, let's be honest, Feehan's Dark books are all very similar. She has created the fascinating and familiar world of Carpathians, and readers either love or hate the books.  Personally, I find this new trilogy within this long-running series to be a fresh and welcome perspective. Dark Wolf has also allowed the new generation to take center stage, as Skyler, Paul and Josef work together to rescue Dimitri.  It feels like a natural cycle, as the younger generation proves themselves and take their place in society.

Add in the political intrigue and traitorous machinations of a faction of Lycans and Sange Rau, and the Carpathians have new battles to fight.  And really, how hot is Zev Hunter?  Love him!

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In September 2014 Christine Feehan will release DARK BLOOD.  This will be the 26th Dark book, and the 3rd book in the internal trilogy that introduced the Lycans.

From Christine Feehan's website:
DARK BLOOD is about a Lycan hunter by the name of Zev who is lifemate to Bronnie, Tatijana's sister.
This book is the third book in the Dark Series Trilogy comprised of Dark Lycan, Dark Wolf, and Dark Blood.

Release Date:
September ?, 2014
Number of Pages: ? pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0349403168

Dark Blood by Christine Feehan

Dark Lycan (Dark Series #24) Dark Storm (Dark Series #23) Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition (Dark Series #1) Dark Predator (Dark Series #22) Dark Peril (Dark Series #21) Dark Slayer (Dark Series #20)

Monday, January 13, 2014

FREE Book and Review: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak #1)

(I downloaded this for free.)

Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she'd hoped never to confront again.

The first novel in the popular Kate Shugak Series, A Cold Day for Murder established Dana Stabenow as a new voice in Alaskan mystery writing, and earned her an Edgar Award.


What a great mystery!  I'm making up a new subgenre in honor of this book - ice noir.  It's a fascinating mystery set in a cold, unforgiving and beautiful Alaskan park.  Kate Shugak is a young woman haunted by the violence and evil she encountered as a state investigator.  After the last abuser she discovered slit her throat, she quit and returned to her homestead in the Alaskan wilderness.
When we meet Kate, she's living in beautiful isolation.  Coming home to lick her wounds and deal with her memories doesn't guarantee peace, though, and A Cold Day for Murder starts with Kate's former boss and a sadly under-dressed FBI agent snowmobiling to her home to ask her to investigate two disappearances.  Her investigation quickly leads her into the complicated politics of the Aleuts, her powerful and manipulative grandmother, the local townspeople and the Alaskan government.  Lots of people resented the enthusiastic young outsider and park ranger who disappeared first, and sorting through their motivations and alibis stirs up Kate's old life and relationships, and not usually with happy results.
She may be the ultimate insider, as an Aleut and a local with powerful family ties going back generations, but that doesn't ensure a warm welcome and pretty soon someone's taking shots at her.  It's a small town, and Kate realizes that somebody she knows is probably a killer. 

Kate's life has mirrored the land she calls home - unsentimental, unforgiving, and sometimes brutal.  The descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness and way of life were fascinating.  It's cold and remote, and people must depend on themselves and each other. The long cold winters bring boredom, creating a lot of alcoholism and bed-hopping as people just endure and wait.  There's a real sense of melancholy as well, because for all the waiting around these people are doing, the end of winter doesn't really change their lives.  It just provides a brief window of time to make money to get them through the next winter, continuing the cycle.  The book reminded me of  Smilla's Sense of Snow, for the mystery and the stark, unsentimental beauty of the setting.

This book is beautifully written, starkly visual, and a really solid mystery.   Heck, it won the Edgar!

I'm so excited to have discovered Dana Stabenow and her Kate Shugak mysteries (there are 20 in this series alone).

Visit Dana Stabenow's website HERE.

Bad Blood  Restless in the Grave (Kate Shugak Series #19)  Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak Series #18)  A Fatal Thaw (Kate Shugak #2)  Whisper to the Blood (Kate Shugak Series #16)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

COVER REVEAL and GIVEAWAY! A Perfect Moment by Becca Lee

Cover Reveal: 
A Perfect Moment, Book One in the Perfect Series by Becca Lee
Contemporary Romance

“When life threatens perfect, it’s time to step up and kick life in the balls.”

Ella's perfect moment was taken from her in the worst possible way. Humiliated, heartbroken and absolutely determined not to allow her heart be destroyed for a second time, she builds an ice wall around her heart.

Preston has known that he was in love with his big sister's best friend since the age of fifteen. Over ten years on, and an opportunity to be her knight in shining armour is too good to miss. Putting his heart on the line, he's on a mission to show Ella that the perfect moment is possible.

Ella's instinct is to run when she realises her feelings for her bestie's little brother may just run a little bit deeper than just friends. But if she can't run, she'll try every trick in the book to shake off his affection and realign his feelings.

She’s already had her perfect moment, and there is no chance she'll let her heart thaw for Preston. No matter how good he looks in the firefighter's Christmas calendar.
Expected Release Date: April 1st 2014

Growing up near the Queensland coast, Becca was rarely out of the sea or off the beach. Dragging her long board with her and a soggy paperback to the beach as often as possible, which she's since upgraded to her overworked Kindle Fire, Becca became addicted to the loves of her life: reading, surfing and ogling surfers, one of whom became her husband 10 years ago. She can still regularly be found on the beach with her family. Becca tends to leave the surfing to her boys; she's far too busy immersed in her own writing or, of course, with her head still buried in a new read.



Here are some sexy little teaser excerpts from A Perfect Moment by Becca Lee!

#1.  Erm…I don’t know maybe for kissing  me and tasting so damn delicious, maybe for holding my hand in public, maybe for looking far too hot in that sexy, snug tee when you should just be looking like Jo’s little brother.

The words were on the tip of my tongue, but I chose the much more sophisticated reaction of scowling, hard. I would have kicked him again, but I was convinced he’d moved his legs out of the way. Coward. ~ Ella, A Perfect Moment

#2.   My heart sped up at the change in him. It was rare that I saw the hard-faced version of Preston standing in front on me. I was used to funny, pain-in-the-ass Preston. Easy-going Preston. The Preston who cuddled me when I needed it and held my hair back when I was throwing up, but before me was I’m-not-taking-this-shit Preston. Oh fuck! ~ Ella, A Perfect Moment

#3.  Her eyes widened. I assumed in alarm, but who the hell knew what was going on in her stubborn head. I took the coffee cup from her hand and rested it on the grass next to mine. I leaned in toward her slowly. Her eyes remained steady on mine. Just as I was so close I could feel her warm erratic breath on my face, her hand landed on my chest.
“What are you doing?” she whispered.
Maintaining eye contact I smiled, reached out, held the back of her head and pulled her closer still. “What I should have done ten years ago.” ~ Preston, A Perfect Moment

#4.  I smiled down at her, hoping that my voice and face would make it clear how honest I was being with her. “Now, we have fun. We make love. We tell our family.” She grimaced slightly at that, but I continued, “You learn to trust me.” She made to speak, but I put my finger on her lips. “I mean really trust. I know you trust me as your friend, but I need you to trust me with your heart.” My words had her smiling and her eyes glistening. I kissed her lightly on the lips. “Then, I plan for us to spend the rest of our lives together, having you in my bed whenever I want and having fun making babies.” I expected to blanch as my words formed. Me, not her. While I’d always loved her, doted on her, I’d never considered having a family. I was too young for shit like that, but hell, with El now in my arms, all I could think about was taking her bare and hoping to hell to have some of my swimmers take, and have our baby growing in her beautiful stomach. ~ Preston, A Perfect Moment

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

NY Times BestSelling Author Dana Marton Romantic Suspense Giveaway Madness!

With a 4.8 rating on 50 reviews, DEATHBLOW is another reader favorite from Dana Marton!

She's giving away 5 signed paperback copies through Goodreads - go enter to win HERE!

A brand new fast-paced suspense from New York Times Bestselling Author Dana Marton. Fans of Linda Howard and Catherine Coulter will love this tightly plotted suspense that's intricately interwoven with a touching romance.

--Deathblow begins at Mach 2 with a heart-stopping plunge off a bridge while the hero is handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.  Then, it gets complicated.

Joe and Wendy are a "movie of the week" couple - a football hero turned small town cop, and a single mom - tossed together with a lot of sex appeal and charisma. Dana Marton takes these basic components for a happy-ever-after and turns the story on its head. Hiding out in Broslin, PA was working pretty well for Wendy Belle until Cop Casanova took her under his protection. While Joe is trying to find and corral Wendy's wild-cannon, abusive ex-boyfriend, he's also working undercover to expose a dirty cop. And he's hunting the murderer of an old friend. Not only are these three threads intertwined, each one leads to other mysteries that also weave in and out of the main stories.

Deathblow, the latest entry in Dana Marton's Broslin Series, is impressive twice over - the mystery/suspense is marvelously complex while the romance is funny, endearing, and rich.


She's also giving away 3 Kindle e-copies of DEATHSCAPE, an edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense that will keep you reading late into the night!  4.5 stars on 335 reviews!

After a near-death experience, artist Ashley Price is compelled to paint visions of the dead. Then she paints a man buried alive and, recognizing the  surroundings, she rushes to save him.

Instead of being grateful to her for rescuing him, Detective Jack Sullivan accuses her of being in league with a serial killer. He swears he will put her behind bars. Except, the more time he spends with her, the more he falls under her spell. Can he trust her, or is he walking into another deadly trap?

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BARGAIN BOOK ALERT - 99 cents! DEATHWATCH (Broslin Creek Series #1) by Dana Marton

(I work for the author.)

4.7 stars on 71 reviews at Amazon!

A thrilling new full-size novel from the author of DEATHSCAPE  (#1 Amazon Romantic Suspense Bestseller!) Here is Murph's story, at last, due to reader demand.

The only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kate Bridges is running for her life. Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.

Read my Review HERE.  I LOVED Deathwatch, and most especially Murph.   He is my all-time favorite hero, and that's saying a lot because he has a lot of competition - Carpathians, KGI dudes, Ghostwalkers and many, many more.  But Murph is the one!

Just 99 cents!
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  Deathscape  Deathtrap  Deathblow 

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.
Kirkus Reviews calls her writing "compelling and honest." RT Book Review Magazine said, "Marton knows what makes a hero...her characters are sure to become reader favorites." Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, "gripping," "intense and chilling," "full of action," "a thrilling adventure," and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers' Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon's Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.
Dana has a Master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.
Keeping in touch with readers is Dana's favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site ( or her Facebook page (
Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she'd be interested in hearing about it! :-)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


 Louisiana Longshot

Here's Jana's Facebook post:

To celebrate the New Year, I've made LOUISIANA LONGSHOT free at itunes, Kobo and Amazon. (Sorry BN readers. BN won't let me go lower than .99).

If you haven't tried the Miss Fortune series, now's your chance to get the first book for free!




I LOVED Louisiana Longshot - for my review click HERE.  The Miss Fortune Series is my favorite!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Missing in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery #5) by Jana DeLeon

Missing in Mudbug

(I purchased this book.)

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, a new release in the Ghost-in-Law series.
After an eventful first week on the job, Game Warden Jadyn St. James is happy the small bayou town of Mudbug, Louisiana, seems to have fallen back into its normal routine. But when FBI agent Raissa Bordeaux is kidnapped, Jadyn is certain the short-lived peace has come to an abrupt end. Statistics don’t lie, and Jadyn knows that the longer Raissa remains missing, the less likely she’ll be found alive.
Sheriff Colt Bertrand knows the FBI won’t let him participate in their investigation, but is certain the federal agents aren’t as qualified as he is to locate someone missing in the swamps surrounding Mudbug. And although he’s been avoiding the beautiful game warden, Colt is sure that teaming up with Jadyn gives him the best chance of finding Raissa.
With the clock ticking, Colt and Jadyn defy FBI orders and launch their search, but can they find Raissa before it’s too late?

Have you read Jana DeLeon's Mudbug series yet? If not, why not? They are fast, funny and fabulous!
Missing in Mudbug is the latest in the series, and it continues the adventures (and desperately ignored sexual attraction) of Jadyn and Colt as they search for the missing Raissa.  Although they keep it completely professional, the whole town can see these two have the hots for each other.  But that's on the backburner as the Mudbug gang of Luc, Maryse, Mildred, Helena and the usual delightful cast of characters from the town concentrate on finding Raissa.  Although they did manage to share one very romantic, very sexy kiss........
The tone of this book was a little more serious than previous ones, which worked with the slightly grittier plot, but there were still several laugh-out-loud moments, and I was up until midnight hanging out with my friends from Mudbug!


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Friday, January 3, 2014

Flashback Fridays Presents: GEORGETTE HEYER

They Found Him Dead (Inspector Hannasyde Series #3) Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #2) Faro's Daughter The Reluctant Widow Venetia
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With over 80 novels published, most prolific readers have come across a Georgette Heyer novel at one time or another.  She published romances and mystery/thrillers at the rate of one each per year, and is widely credited with creating the historical Regency romance. 
Her novels are  compelling, smart, fascinating and just darn good reads.  Barbara Cartland apparently thought so as well, as she is widely believed to have plagiarized a few Heyer novels.

According to the Georgette Heyer Goodreads page:
Georgette Heyer was an amazingly prolific writer who created the Regency England genre of romance novels.

Georgette Heyer was an intensely private person. A best-seller all her life without the aid of publicity, she made no appearances, never gave an interview, and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. Heyer wrote very well-researched historical fiction, full of all you could ever want: romance, fashion, upper classes, cross-dressing, arranged marriages, murder, intrigue, cant language, sarcasm and humour!

Walk into any second-hand bookshop and they will know her name and may even know that she wrote her third book under the pseudonym of Stella Martin. In fact, you usually find that many people have read at least one of her books.

Here's a link to a great Georgette Heyer fan WEBPAGE.
Georgette Heyer on GOODREADS.

Georgette Heyer on WIKIPEDIA.

Unknown Ajax Foundling No Wind of Blame (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #1) Simon the Coldheart The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
Detection Unlimited (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #4) The Unfinished Clue Why Shoot a Butler? Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mysteries Series #3) Arabella