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Cover Reveal-Coming March 31st.- DECEPTION by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires In America, book #9)

Those of you who follow my blog know that I get all fan-girl over D.B.Reynolds’ Vampires In America Series.  I can’t help myself it is just the best vampire/urban fantasy/Paranormal Romance around.  And here we are up to book#9, DECEPTION.  There is a vampire war that has been brewing for the past couple of books and which looks to becoming full out war.  Here is the beautiful cover (notice that very astute and well done quote).  Preorder is now available for e-reader.

DECEPTION-large-for-blogTo see all of my posts on this series just type D.B. Reynolds in the search box in the left column.

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Recent Release Review- Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain

Title: Secrets of A Scandalous Heiress

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Theresa Romain

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Jan 6, 2015

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

One good proposition deserves another…

Heiress Augusta Meredith can’t help herself-she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade.

Augusta persuades Joss to keep her secret in exchange for a secret of his own. Weaving their way through the treacherous pitfalls of a polite world only too eager to expose and condemn them, they begin to see that being true to themselves is not so bad…as long as they’re true to each other…

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Augusta has been wronged by a cad who broke her heart and decides to seek revenge by claiming to be a widow who seeks only an illicit liaison. This disguise was worth the effort as long as she didn’t run into anyone she knew. This is where Josiah Everett comes in to call her bluff.

On the surface this is a light bit of romance but there is much beneath the surface banter and some intrigue of Joss’ business in Bath.

Ms. Romain can move us with her emotional prose:

“Loss could slash a person with a grief so deep, she might throw away all the good she possessed and let it burn. Not caring. Not wanting to care. Not wanting to feel anything; willing to pursue any promise of oblivion.”

There is philosophy intertwined with a page turning story:

“Everyone had something to grieve, did they not?….There was always something more that could be lost.

Which meant there was always something for which to be grateful.”

This is a story true to the time period with deliciously clever dialog and a definite tease of will-he-or-won’t-he. The characters are well drawn with side characters that add some frustrating comedy. Lord Sutcliffe is Joss’ employer, a drug addled buffoon who seems to have a screw loose.

I recommend this book to all Historical Romance aficionados.

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Hilarious One-Star Review of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

The following is from the product page on Amazon.com 1-star review:

Better Titles: “No means Yes: A Guide to Manipulating Others” or “How I Became an Addict”, March 11, 2014

By

Sockanasa

This review is from: Green Eggs and Ham (Hardcover)

**Spoiler Alert** I will give away the ending so stop reading if you don’t want the spoiler. Synopses: a local dealer pressures a buyer into ingesting a strange substance for “free”. During 80% of the book, the protagonist clearly says “No”, but the substance dealer continues to pressure. In the end the protagonist is defeated, ingests the substance, and shows signs of addiction proclaiming outrageous ways in which he’ll take this new substance. There is no evidence that the antagonist will continue to provide free samples of the substance once the main character is addicted. This is done in rhyme & marketed to children. Many parents view this as a very positive book (as you can see from the reviews on Amazon). This author probably has 3 books in my top ten creepiest books of all time. Like this one, most antagonists exhibit extreme lack of respect of individual boundaries and dismiss the protests and views of others in careless disregard.

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Extra- New Year message from Neil Gaiman and Deet

New Year wish Neil Gaiman

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January 1, 2014 · 5:05 am

Favorite Quote: Dangerous Liaisons

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Dangerous Liaisons

by Choderlos de Laclos

Now, I’m not going to deny that I was aware of your beauty. But the point is, this has nothing to do with your beauty. As I got to know you, I began to realize that beauty was the least of your qualities. I became fascinated by your goodness. I was drawn in by it. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life. I knew it was hopeless, but that didn’t matter to me. And it’s not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you. Tell me what to do. Show me how to behave. I’ll do anything you say.”

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Favorite Quote- Holly Golightly

Breakfast At Tiffanys

“You could always tell what kind
of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the
mind reels.” –Holly Golightly

“Breakfast At Tiffanys” by Truman Capote

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Favorite Quote: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Before we get to the quote, just let me say that I was inspired by blogger Carol over at http://rakesandrascals.wordpress.com who posts a favorite quote every now and then.  Reading as much as I do, I come across many quotes that really resonate.  So-o-o, I decided not to keep so many to myself. This one is a bit long but I really didn’t want to edit it.  This might inspire you to buy the book, it did for me.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Your assumptions about the lives of others are in direct relation to your naïve pomposity. Many people you believe to be rich are not rich. Many people you think have it easy worked hard for what they got. Many people who seem to be gliding right along have suffered and are suffering. Many people who appear to you to be old and stupidly saddled down with kids and cars and houses were once every bit as hip and pompous as you.

When you meet a man in the doorway of a Mexican restaurant who later kisses you while explaining that this kiss doesn’t ‘mean anything’ because, much as he likes you, he is not interested in having a relationship with you or anyone right now, just laugh and kiss him back. Your daughter will have his sense of humor. Your son will have his eyes.

The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.

One Christmas at the very beginning of your twenties when your mother gives you a warm coat that she saved for months to buy, don’t look at her skeptically after she tells you she thought the coat was perfect for you. Don’t hold it up and say it’s longer than you like your coats to be and too puffy and possibly even too warm. Your mother will be dead by spring. That coat will be the last gift she gave you. You will regret the small thing you didn’t say for the rest of your life. Say thank you.

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