Jonah Chandler had come to London earlier than planned to meet his wife, Irene. He is on a secret errand on behalf of his father, but his arrival proved fortuitous for Irene's mother and her brother Laurie. Jonah and Irene Baird were married four years ago but agreed Read more...
Lady Pearl Howlett was used to being ignored, but she never thought her absent-minded mother would go as far as to forget her when the family left London for the Christmas season! After the initial shock, Pearl realized she was home alone! Free! She could do anything she Read more...
Syble Rinecroft and Marcus Brandt had first met in 1901 on a cruise on the Nile River; their grandmothers are best friends and had brought them along. At nineteen, Marcus already has dreams of becoming an archaeologist; his nose is always buried in a book, which greatly annoys thirteen Read more...
Three of the most popular historical romance authors have joined forces to present us with BACHELORS OF BOND STREET, a collection of novellas where merchants and working-class people are the heroes, and I'm thrilled with the change of Read more...
Every time there's a new Shopaholic novel, I'm overjoyed and also fear (dread!) that it could be the last one. Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has been a favorite character of mine from book one, but seeing "CHRISTMAS" and "SHOPAHOLIC" together along with the author's Read more...
Pseudo-psychological thrillers are a dime a dozen, real ones rarer, and great ones surface once in a blue moon. As soon as I read the book description, I immediately grabbed THE PATIENT, and I'm happy to say it Read more...
On a cold and snowy February night, Allie's friend and neighbor Stella announced that Allie must take Stella's month-old baby Liam with her. The danger Stella feared had become a reality. Allie knew of Stella's predicament, that evil vampires were after them. And that's Read more...
Miss Emma Henley had always been eclipsed by her beautiful sister, even her mother has given up on Emma ever finding a husband. Emma, along with her similarly politically inclined friends Olivia and Sara, has found her purpose in various noble causes. Emma has also struck an improbable friendship Read more...
Phineas Duncombe, Phin, never expected or wanted to become the Duke of Mayne, but when the last of his four older brothers died three weeks ago, there he was. One of the last people to see the late duke - his brother Richard, the Idiot - alive, was the Wanton Widow Read more...
Annabelle Archer had been languishing in a little parish in Kent, acting as an unpaid housekeeper to her cousin Gilbert, when she found out that Oxford university was finally opening its doors to women. It was no easy task, but she bargained her way to attend university. She was Read more...
When Andrew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon, received a note threatening the well-being of his sister Beatrice, he promptly left Cornwall for London. It appears his degenerate younger brother Rafe is at the source of the problem. While in Town, he might as well look for a bland Read more...
The publication of her historical novel "Annabel" should have been a joyous occasion for Professor Olivia Sweetman. Instead, her world was falling apart. It had started eighteen months ago when dowdy housekeeper Vivian Tester showed Olivia her startling discovery: Victorian Surgeon Annabel Burley's diary.
Lord Hadleigh, Crown Prosecutor, could not abide to see a woman
suffer. He had admired Lady Penny Penhurst's fortitude when she
testified against her husband, but seeing the traitor punished had
nearly cost her everything. Hadleigh is a brilliant barrister but, at first,
he makes a mess of trying Read more...
In 2007, Helena Smith's life changes when she starts working for
Marcus Slade. A neuroscientist, Helena wants to create a technology to
stock memories hoping to help her mother who has Alzheimer's.
Helena believes she is nearing a breakthrough, and Slade has the
means to make it happen Read more...
RHAPSODY FOR TWO by Theresa Romain
A scandalous satire on the Duke of Emory, HOW TO RUIN A
DUKE, has London all aflutter including Rowena Fairweather
of Fairweather's, Luthier to the Crown. Rowena, a lifelong
luthier, faces losing the family shop as she might not be
able Read more...
While her intended was on business in Europe, Valinda Lacy traveled to
New Orleans to teach freedmen and their children for a few months.
She loves the city, but it's a dangerous place to be in 1867, especially
for a woman of color. Only a month in, and Valinda Read more...
After toiling for two years in Vice, Bernie Gunther is promoted to the
Berlin Murder Commission. He has solved a murder case before, and
his new superiors, Weiss and Gennat, have much faith in Bernie.
Prostitutes are being murdered and scalped, and Bernie is assigned the
case of the "Silesian Read more...
Griffith Davies had escaped his aristocratic family and
joined the Navy at sixteen. But when his ailing cousin
Frederick, the Duke of Northam, needs him back home,
Griffith must comply. Much to his chagrin, Griffith is once
again Viscount Stanbury, now heir to a duke, his naval
career over. Lady Read more...
Petronella "Pet" Stone was taking care of her eight-year-old
nephew Parker while his parents were away, but Pet and
Parker had noticed some unusual goings-on at their
neighbor's, Mr. Purdy. Parker had even taken Mr. Purdy's cat
because Mr. Purdy's cousin, who is staying Read more...
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.