Jul 23
Book Review: Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman

Book Review: Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman

I’ve always wanted to read Linda Howard’s books, but I’ve never had the chance to do so. When the opportunity came to review Shadow Woman via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program, I couldn’t pass up the chance to finally read an author I’ve been wanting to. Unfortunately, Howard’s Shadow Woman falls short. Character development is a little weak. We have Lizette Henry who pretty much lives a predictable life. For the past three years she’s never done anything out of character until she’s forced to call in sick. Even when we find out who Lizzy is, we aren’t given much information… Read more »

Jul 19
One Liners: Jessica Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire

One Liners: Jessica Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick… Read more »

Jul 16
Interview: Lisa Jensen + Giveaway

Interview: Lisa Jensen + Giveaway

I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa Jensen to Lit, etc! Today Lisa is talking about her newest release, Alias Hook (hello Capitan Hook!). I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and liked it (ah Hook’s voice really comes through) and I’m hoping to get my review up soon. In the meantime you can read an exclusive excerpt. I also am giving away a copy of Alias Hook (US only). Just be sure to leave a blog comment letting me know who your favorite pirate is and why! Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Lisa Jensen other than the standard… Read more »

Jul 16
Excerpt: Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook

Excerpt: Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook

*Flails* I have an excerpt of Lisa Jensen’s Alias Hook! It’s a book that I really liked and oh boy, I loved, loved, loved Hook’s voice! I hope this excerpt intrigues you enough to check out the book. Enjoy! Synopsis: Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan’s rules. From the glamour of the Fairy Revels, to the secret ceremonies… Read more »

Jul 15
When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about must watch tv! Even though some of these are no longer on the air, I think you still need to check them out. In no particular order: 01. Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls is of those shows that everyone HAS to see, if you don’t get through all seasons, at least see the first season! You’ll love Lorelai and Rory, but grow to love the town as well. I really liked the writing and we get very good rounded characters. Plus it’s not every often we get to… Read more »

Jul 12
One Liners: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

One Liners: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick… Read more »

Jul 10
Excerpt: Kay Thomas’ Personal Target

Excerpt: Kay Thomas’ Personal Target

I have an exclusive excerpt to Kay Thomas’ upcoming release, Personal Target. According to her website, “Nick Donovan and Jennifer Grayson have a history together, but their summer affair was over almost ten years ago. In this scene, Jennifer has been kidnapped, and Nick has come to take her away from the people holding her captive.” Also, each Monday from now until release day (July 29th), there will be a chapter excerpt posted on her site. Here’s the tag for easy bookmarking. Synopsis: A former SEAL and Black Ops specialist who left the CIA, Nick Donovan gave up a life… Read more »

Jul 08
Ten Blogging Confessions

Ten Blogging Confessions

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is going up later than I wanted, but it’s one I had to really think about. Today’s topic is: blogger confessions and even though I haven’t done a top ten in quite some time I did want to participate. In no particular order: 01. I’m backlogged when it comes to writing reviews. I’ve lost my review mojo along the way and while I’ve been reading, I just don’t have the energy to write reviews. 02. I sometimes covet the cool swag other bloggers are sent by publishers /… Read more »

Jul 07
Blog Tour: Review-Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover + Giveaway

Miranda Neville is one of those authors I’ve always wanted to read, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do so until now. So when I had the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for Lady Windermere’s Lover, I couldn’t pass up the chance! We have good character development. We first meet Damian when he’s a young man. I really liked getting to see him at this age because we can see how reckless he becomes that night and how sorrowful he is afterwards. It’s really easy to see the man he’ll become. We don’t get much of Cynthia… Read more »

Jul 07
Excerpt: Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover

Excerpt: Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Miranda Neville’s Lady Windermere’s Lover. Enjoy! Synopsis: Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family’s estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she’s taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the… Read more »

Jul 06
Postscript: June 2014

Postscript: June 2014

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year? It feels as if March was just yesterday! Well, I went to Denver about 2 weeks ago to visit my sister and to see Def Leppard and KISS! They are on a tour together and it was a lot of fun! I grew up on classic rock and my dad used to quiz us a children who was playing on the radio. At times, I wish my dad had been there with us but when I got home I showed him the pictures and he pouted. Def Leppard had some funky… Read more »

Jul 05
One Liners: Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle

One Liners: Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick… Read more »