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Weekend Reading EVERY PART OF YOU: TAUNTS ME (Every Part of You #3) by Megan Hart

“We’re all mad here.” – Simone, quoting the Chesire Cat. This installment brings Simone’s sexuality into focus. What she needs, the contradictions, within and her past is shaping her complicated relationship with Elliott. This insight comes from an encounter she has with Aidan, her previous lover. They were almost right for each other – he’s a classic Dominant. She likes pain. The problem is, she doesn’t like submission. But we’ll get back to that. First, we open at a party given by Trent Boudreaux (introduced in the first installment as the future governor of Louisiana). Trent invited Simone, and Elliott was invited by his friend Barry. Elliott knew Simone would be there, but that’s not why he’s at the party — [...]

Every Part of You: Resists Me (Every Part of You #2) by Megan Hart

The second installment in New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart’s erotic e-serial. The dance has begun. Simone’s ready to follow all her desires, but reluctant Elliott isn’t ready to take the lead. After teasing Elliott into going dancing with her, Simone seduces him. She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of asking for it, and Elliott appears to be as eager as she is to see where their passion takes them. The sex is electric, but Elliott is taken aback by his response to her, and when Simone reveals her kink for pain to him, he’s unable to accept it and tells her he doesn’t want to see her again. Simone and Elliott are out dancing – a far different [...]

Weekend Reading: DECEPTIVE INNOCENCE, Part Three by Kyra Davis

In the third installment of this e-serial, Bell’s quest for revenge is complicated with the interference of her Russian Mafia “godfather,” Micah. (If you recall, Micah and his henchmen kidnapped Bell at the end of the last novella). He knows that she’s up to something with the Gables, and he doesn’t want it interfering with his financial investment with the family. Bell knows that this is a serious wrinkle in her plan: “Micah will make sure that I don’t temper with his interests. If that means he has to kill me, that will happen.” The only reason he’s not getting involved now is because he told her mother that he would look out for her.  Bell is more frightened than [...]

How The Autumn Review was Born

Please join me in welcoming our blog guest The Autumn Review. A fast growing site that delivers honest reviews – enjoy! I fell in love with reading when I was a child. I loved all the magical places the stories would take me. It’s been no different for me as an adult. A few years ago, I met anauthor who suggested I begin writing reviews and create a blog. So in the fall of 2011, The Autumn Review was born. Before I even started blogging, I was reading about a book per day. I’m a stay at home mom, so I have the flexibility to be able to read throughout the day. Once the blog took off, I was able [...]

Weekend Reading: Theirs to Cherish (A Wicked Lovers Novel) by Shayla Black

Theirs to Cherish is the eighth novel in Shayla Black’s Wicked Lover’s series, and the first I’ve read. I felt like I was jumping into the middle of a story, but the narrative quickly got me up to speed. The novel opens with Callie Ward, an heiress who has been on the run for nearly a decade, accused of killing her father and sister for her inheritance. She shows up on the proverbial doorstep of Logan Edgington, a former Navy SEAL who had no reason to help her “given how bratty she’d been to him.”  She tells him she needs his help to “disappear.”  It’s not the first time Callie has needed to disappear. For the past four years, she [...]

Review + Giveaway: Romance is My Day Job by Patience Bloom

Romance is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last by Patience Bloom February 6, 2014 Penguin Group $26.95 print/ $10.99 digital   As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like the heroines’ on the page: That shy guy she had a crush on wouldn’t just take her out—he’d sweep her off her feet with witty banter, quiet charm, and a secret life as a rock star. Not exactly her reality, but Bloom kept reading books that fed her reveries. Years later she moved to New York and found her dream job, editing romances for Harlequin. Every day, her romantic fantasies came true—on paper. Bloom became an [...]

Book Reviews: 5 Stars from Reading Under the Willow Tree for After the Kiss

Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career—a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and “I do”—she’ll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.

Book Reviews, what constitutes a good review for you? + Giveaway!!

There are lots of different romance websites out there, many of which offer book reviews. Looking though the different review formats, styles, contents of those reviews I wonder what really makes a review work for you? What type of review really resonates and makes you want to go and buy that book? A few weeks back, we talked about websites and the sites we gravitated to, and many of us responded that we enjoyed the sites that had book reviews. This post is primarily to find out, what you look for in a book review and what is the one thing that makes you buy that book? A book review in its simplest form is a description, critical analysis, and [...]


There are many reasons people read romance. I read romance because it entertains me and makes me happy, plain and simple. Even when a romance novel makes me cry, I can always count on that happily-ever-after ending to lift me up and make me smile. But there are times when life throws a curve ball and a case of the blues seems inevitable. At times like these, I tend to read more romance, and I turn to specific sub-genres to “take me away”. Not just any romance novel will do though. While all romance novels involve a certain amount of fantasy, I find that I tend to read less contemporary and historical romance when I’m feeling down and instead I [...]