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A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…

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The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . .

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Fierce characters, steamy chemistry, and twists you won't see coming!

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It all started with a wedding

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The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn.

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Elusive truth. Missing witness. Deadly trial.

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She must become a fearsome gladiator . . . and kill the queen.


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Good Girl's Bad Lessons
by Carmen Falcone
"If you thought the heat wave was over, think again!"
Posted October 11, 2018

Emma Cavanaugh was waiting in a restaurant for her fiancé Simon to set the date for their wedding. Instead Simon tells her they're not sexually compatible, and it would be better to call it off. Emma has a job project that will take her a few weeks, then there Read more...

Night At The Opera
by Stacy Henrie
"A perfect marriage of spying and romance..."
Posted October 11, 2018

Cornelia Barton dragged her daughter Gwen all the way to London in hope of Gwen securing a titled husband. Gwen hasn't had much success in New York, she is not considered a desirable match for gentlemen of high society. She'd love nothing more than to find a man Read more...

How The Dukes Stole Christmas
by Sophie Jordan, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Joanna Shupe
"A sparkling Christmas gift from historical romance royalty!"
Posted October 10, 2018

HOW THE DUKE STOLE CHRISTMAS is one of the best Christmas present ever! It could hardly fail, with such stellar authors, but it's even better than I hoped! There are four stories, which can be read in any order as they are Read more...

Hard And Fast
by Kathy Lyons
"It all started with a kiss and a wink but where does it end up?"
Posted September 30, 2018

Star catcher Connor Hart's knees are bothering him again. At twenty-seven, he knows he still has a few good years, as long as those knees hold up. Connor hates reporters, and publicity of any kind, even his publicist, his older sister Sophia, can't convince him of the Read more...

A Spark of Light
by Jodi Picoult
"Thought-provoking, hard-hitting, deeply nuanced, A SPARK OF LIGHT will leave no one unmoved."
Posted September 28, 2018

A SPARK OF LIGHT moved me and shook me to the extent that I wondered if I would be able to write a decent review. Not one to shy away from difficult topics, Jodi Picoult tackles perhaps the most controversial one in the Read more...

Christmas Cake Murder
by Joanne Fluke
"How to fight crime with a Christmas cake..."
Posted September 20, 2018

Hanna Swensen was worried about her mother, Delores, who wouldn't come out of her depressed state. That's when two of Delores' friends came up with a project that Delores couldn't refuse. To cheer up another friend, Essie Granger, who was ailing, they would organize a revival of Read more...

The Secret She Keeps
by Shannon K. Butcher, Kathy Lyons, Terri L. Austin, Anna Argent
"Supernatural badasses united in romance and against evil..."
Posted September 13, 2018

Fantasy, bear shifters, and a whole lot of magic is what you get in the appropriately titled THE SECRET SHE KEEPS. These four long novellas can be read in any order, as they are not interconnected. SHADOW OF TRUTH by Shannon K. Butcher Read more...

The Lady Is Daring
by Megan Frampton
"A sparkling romance, bright and beautiful, and oh-so-swoony!"
Posted September 13, 2018

Lady Ida Howlett longs for the freedom to do as she pleases, she dreams of adventure. The scholarly, prickly Ida whom the gentlemen of the ton ignore, but still her mother insists that she marry and the sooner the better. Ida's salvation comes in the form of a letter Read more...

The Governess Game
by Tessa Dare
"Did you hear the one about the rake, the astronomer, and doll funerals?"
Posted September 5, 2018

Miss Alexandra Mountbatten was knocking on doors, looking for more wealthy customers who needed their clocks set. And that's how she came face to face for a second time in six months with the man of her dreams: Chase Reynaud, who is even more of a rake than she Read more...

Vampires Like It Hot
by Lynsay Sands
"I can't get enough of those Notte boys!"
Posted September 2, 2018

Raffaele Notte had reluctantly accompanied his cousins Zanipolo and Santo to the Dominican Republic because Santo needed rest after a traumatic experience and needed someone to watch over him. Raffaele is hot, sick of the humidity, and bored until he notices some of the mortal tourists bear bite marks. Are Read more...

Whiskey in a Teacup
by Reese Witherspoon
"A charming, sparkling, and entertaining book filled with affordable and practical advice"
Posted August 31, 2018

WHISKEY IN A TEACUP is as far from a "movie star" book as you could imagine. The ever youthful and effervescent Reese Witherspoon endeavored to write a book on what makes Southern living great, and this is exactly what she delivers with grace, humor, and charm. With the aid of Read more...

Mrs. Brodie’s Academy For Exceptional Young Ladies
by Shana Galen, Theresa Romain
"A brilliant premise executed with dazzling flair!"
Posted August 30, 2018

What a pleasure to see two of my favorite historical romance authors team up once again. I was eagerly anticipating MRS. BRODIE'S ACADEMY FOR EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG LADIES and the anthology exceeded my expectations tenfold. The authors' vastly different styles mesh seamlessly as they both illustrate the two facets of Read more...

The Illegitimate Duke
by Sophie Barnes
"A perfectly delightful historical romance!"
Posted August 23, 2018

Lady Juliette Matthews had encountered Florian Lowell the previous year when she had been ill and he had successfully treated her. She finds the physician very handsome, were he not so serious all the time, if only he smiled, if he smiled for her. Florian, the heir to the Duke Read more...

Bound to the Bear
by Kathy Lyons
"With intelligence and wit, Kathy Lyons revolutionizes shifter romance"
Posted August 20, 2018

Dr. Cecilia Lu had been trying to solve the mystery of the Detroit Flu for the past week. Exhausted, she was looking for food at the hospital cafeteria, when a good- looking African American teddy bear of a man asks for Dr. Hayes. Cecilia notices that the man, Hank Coleman Read more...

by Sandra Brown
"Like the finest wine, Sandra Brown only gets better, and better, and better with time"
Posted August 12, 2018

It was close to ten o'clock on the evening before Thanksgiving, the fog was so bad that some airports had closed until further notice, but the client insisted that his cargo be flown ASAP. That's what Rye Mallett does, and so he hopped on his plane with the Read more...

Face Off
by Brenda Novak
"Brace yourselves for the book you've been waiting for!"
Posted August 10, 2018

In spite of her harrowing experience several months back, Dr. Evelyn Talbot's life was possibly the most normal she'd experienced since her near-murder twenty two years ago at the hand of Jasper Moore, her then-boyfriend. Her relationship with Alaskan State Trooper Amarok is thriving, although there Read more...

The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo
by Kerrigan Byrne
""What will people think?" That this is a bold, dramatic, and extremely compelling romance!"
Posted August 10, 2018

Lorelai Weatherstoke understood what it was to be in need of care and tenderness, which she bestowed on all creatures great and small. And that, one day, came to include the nearly dead teenage boy she found, whom she named Ash. He remembered nothing from his past, which from the Read more...

Good Girls Like it Dirty
by Carmen Falcone
"What to do with a dirty French maid?"
Posted August 8, 2018

Zaine Cavanaugh had come home early from work, and he noticed that his French maid Monique had gotten very comfortable after finishing her duties. Recently separated, Zaine had been aware that the maid was beautiful, but hadn't given it a second thought until that day. Monique Drummond, a French Read more...

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
by Rhys Bowen
"Utterly delightful, engrossing, and writing to die for!"
Posted August 5, 2018

With six weeks left until her wedding to her own Darcy, Lady Georgiana Rannoch doesn't regret having to withdraw from the line of succession, except that her royal relatives still want to be included. What Georgiana thought would be a small, intimate wedding is turning into a royal event Read more...

Racked and Stacked
by Lorelei James
"Talk about doing everything right!"
Posted August 2, 2018

When their respective best friends decided to get married, Riss Thorpe and Ike Palmer decided to call a truce until after the wedding. Riss and Ike had been bickering, arguing, and testing each other's limits ever since they had met, two years before. They had found the truce slightly Read more...

Monique Daoust

As soon as I learned to read, I read, and never stopped. As a lifelong reader of mystery, suspense, and thrillers, I bifurcated at some point into romance because of my infatuation with vampires. I’m a very eclectic reader – I will read a M/M romance, a technothriller, a historical romance, a biography, an erotic romance or an inspirational one with the same enthusiasm – but what makes me chose a book varies little, regardless of the genre: originality, creativity, solid plotting, complex and charismatic characters, wit, and most of all great writing skills and spellbinding storytelling. I have a Master's Degree in Linguistics, and I'm fluent in French and English, as well as basic knowledge of a few other languages. I became a proofreader and sometime copy-editor because I know I have the skills to contribute, even ever so slightly, to this wonderful world of books, be it only to ensure that those tiny annoying details – such as a heroine’s eye color changing midway, and so on – do not happen. Yes, accuracy is crucial to me, but so is being thoroughly entertained.

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