Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Jan 13
Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

Excerpt: Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

As part of the blog tour, I have an excerpt of Vanessa Kelly’s How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy. Enjoy! Synopsis: Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with… A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers… Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it…. Read more »

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Jan 12
Book Review: LynDee Walker’s Devil in the Deadline

Book Review: LynDee Walker’s Devil in the Deadline

Nichelle Clarke is back and once again deep into an investigation. This time she’s covering the horrific death of a young homeless girl. If you haven’t read any books in the Headlines in High Heels series, don’t fret. It’s not necessary to enjoy LynDee Walker’s Devil in the Deadline, but I do suggest reading the backlist or at least the first in the series so you understand who’s who and what relationships they are. We continue to have good character development. I personally enjoyed getting to know more about Nichelle’s background and liked that parts of her past had some connections to her current investigation. Most characters from the previous novels make an appearance although I missed the interactions with Parker. I’ll admit, I was surprised to see Shelby’s personal… Read more »

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Jan 05
Culling Your Bookshelf: PaperbackSwap

Culling Your Bookshelf: PaperbackSwap

*There’s an update to the post below* Have you ever bought or been given a book that after reading just didn’t want to keep? There are several options available to make room on your shelf for the books you want. Today, I want to talk about PaperbackSwap.com. PaperbackSwap is free and doesn’t cost you anything to request (other than credits), but it does cost you to send books (just the postage). So basically for each book you send and the requester receives it, you’ll get 1 credit. When you request, the sender in turns pays for postage and when you receive it, mark it received so the sender can get their credit! You pay postage for each book that has been requested from you and media mail is used. I… Read more »

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Jan 02
Postscript: November / December 2014

Postscript: November / December 2014

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 if an amazing year for all of you! As many of you know, my grandmother passed away in December and it’s been slow going. The tinkle in my dad’s eyes have dimmed, but overall we’re doing okay. It’s been a lovely time for reflection and it’s also been a time where the real intentions of people come out. I wrote about my grandmother and how she affected us here. So what’s next for the upcoming year? I’m super excited about 2015 because my sister graduates university (huzzah!) and I’m hoping this is the year I finally get back on track on working out. Blog wise-I’m really excited to get back into the swing of things. Here’s what you may have missed during the months… Read more »

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Jan 01
End of Year Book Survey: 2014

End of Year Book Survey: 2014

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner hosts a yearly book survey. I planned on participating last year, but with a little over 150 books to chose from, it was daunting and decided not to. I decided to participate for 2014 and realized that I do wish I had over 100 books to chose from! Number Of Books You Read: According to Goodreads, 52 books. Which is a lot lower compared to last year’s (which was 161 read), but then again until December of last year, I was unemployed. I’m happy with the 52 read plus I have a little over a dozen books where I started and stopped. Number of Re-Reads: 4. So if I factor that in, then it’s 56 read. Genre You Read The Most From: Mystery… Read more »

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