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Review: Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid by Maureen Driscoll

October 8, 2014
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Different, passionate and sweet!

This book was a surprise. One of my friends recommended it and I wasn’t disappointed. This book has a fresh beginning, a bit like “Outlander”, and it kept me interested to read more about the characters.

At times I really liked how we got to see different POVs, but by the end I just wanted to know the closure, without interruptions. The kidnapping attempts were repetitive, I believe they weren’t necessary, the less the merrier in this case. I enjoyed the little mystery, and I’m glad it wasn’t flat obvious, we had a few suspects to watch out for.

Maureen presents us with a family worth of a Julia Quinn novel, intriguing and warm. Edward’s sister is one funny human being, just as their brother Kellington, I’m anxious to read their books as we have clues to whom they will fall in love with.

I’m excited about this author and interested in finding other books written by her. For a debut title, this is a win!

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Outlander – the tv series

October 2, 2014
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What can I say to make you love this series as much as I do right now?

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Well, there’s no enough words, you have to see it. It’s amazing how feminine this series can be, there’s attention to detail, an interesting love story, incredible visual and amazing actors. I only read the first book, OUTLANDER, after the fist episode. I’m suspicious to talk about the book because of that, so I’m not making a comparison, each sustain on it own.

The show is narrated by a woman, Claire, and basically everything is seen through her point of view. It’s captivating how sensitive the writers are about that, since they choose not to follow the other characters steps, and focus only on her feelings and thoughts. The actress convinces she’s Claire, portraying a tough but kind heroine. This post explains how groundbreaking this approach is.

Outlander is a romance novel in it’s heart, and the director is clever not to forget that. Some say it’s historical fiction with sex, but I believe there’s plenty of romance that sustain the journey Claire, Jamie and Frank go through. Without the romance factor, much of the story would make no sense. You can read more about how we fantasize when historical fiction and sex colide, here.

Now Jamie. OMG. I’ve got such a crush! He really is the king of men. He’s got this mystery and sweetness that can get to you in a second. I’ve read we’ll see more about his POV on the next part of the season. We know he’s in love with Claire since the beginning, and the attraction and chemistry is palpable, but we haven’t really get to know his feelings.

Now I LOVE historical romance, as you know, and the show being set in the highlands is like a character itself. We get to see how they lived and not just imagine – such a treasure!

If you want to read a review for each episode I highly recommend this site, they’re incredibly funny!

 

Have you ever watched OUTLANDER?

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Review: Two Sinful Secrets

November 12, 2013

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Two Sinful Secrets is a sexy page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Laurel is a skillful and talented storyteller, I couldn’t get enough, turning the pages in a frenzy to see how the plot would develop. Interesting main characters who are great together, and a not so typical story made this book special in my opinion. I won’t give away much about the plot line, but  you never know what might happen next.

I wanted more from the secondary characters, but since this is the first book in the series, I look forward to the sequels. You won’t find a huge cliffhanger by the ending, don’t worry, but you’ll want more for the fun of it.  

McKee crafted a highly pleasurable reading experience. 

 

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Review: The Author’s Guide To Working With Book Bloggers

October 17, 2013
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The Author’s Bible On How To Make Bloggers Love You

A book like this needed to be written. Now there’s no excuse for authors not to know what a guest post or a blog tour is. Barb covers basic topics like what to look for when making a Query to the “Etiquette of the Blogosphere” and Social Media.

Nowadays authors promote themselves. They must have a a guide to help them through it. “The Author’s Guide To Working With Book Bloggers” them a great insight on what to expect from the interaction with bloggers, how to make this partnership valuable for both sides and understand the book blogger’s perspective. Very informative and reliable. 

Very informative and reliable, An instructive tool for authors.

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Review: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

November 16, 2012

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Seduced by a Pirate 

(Fairy Tales #4.5)

by Eloisa James

 October 30th 2012 by Avon Impulse

Amazon - Only 0.99!

In Eloisa James’s companion story to The Ugly Duchess, Sir Griffin Barry, captain of the infamous pirate ship The Poppy, is back in England to claim the wife he hasn’t seen since their wedding day . . . but this is one treasure that will not be so easy to capture.

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