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A Ghost of a Good Read »

When Kelly suggested we read a Jennifer Crusie book for this month’s review, I jumped at the chance to read this award-winning author’s latest. The funny thing, though, is we both chose this book even though we THOUGHT it wouldn’t quite fit in with the whole Halloween thing happening in the next couple of days. [...]

Secrets and Shadows and Serial Killers »

With several books under her belt and several accolades for her writing, Maggie Shayne is no stranger to most of you.  Her paranormal, romantic suspense, and other novels have been hitting the shelves for months at a time for many years.  By chance, Kelly picked up the latest novel in this the Secrets of Shadow [...]

Revenge . . . Revolution . . . Romance »

Christina Dodd is well known in the romance world and she truly needs no introduction.  Please join Kelly and me as we CELEBRATE this fantastic author’s return to the world of historical romance with her latest release, IN BED WITH THE DUKE. To learn more about Christina Dodd’s books and her plans, please visit her website [...]

Too Tempting To Resist »

Sara Lindsey broke onto the publishing scene this year with her terrific debut novel, the first of her Weston family series, PROMISE ME TONIGHT.  In this second of what hopes to be a long line of novels about this wonderful family, TEMPTING THE MARQUESS, she once again shows her wit and her talent and her [...]

A Tantalizing Touch of Trouble »

With her unique blend of humor and heartbreak, RITA award-winning author Rachel Gibson has stamped her initials indelibly in annals of romance literature. Nothing But Trouble, the fifth installment in her Seattle Chinooks hockey series, cements that legacy even further. Revisiting characters we’ve grown to know as she’s taken us on a journey through love [...]

One Reason to Read Nine Rules »

When I kept seeing this book mentioned all over the blogosphere and I read a review of it on Beverley Kendall’s The Season blog, I thought this just might be a book I’d really like.   And don’t I just love it when I’m right!   I simply adored Sarah MacLean’s novel Nine Rules to Break When [...]

Double Trouble, Triple Exposure »

Multi-award winning author Colleen Thompson writes romantic suspense like no other.  The twists and turns through which she takes her readers provide a spellbinding good time and, as she reminds us on her website, show us that sometimes love can kill.  Triple Exposure is a fast-paced read that definitely deserved its 2009 RITA nomination for [...]

Gods and Goddesses and Greece, Oh My »

Young Adult author Tera Lynn Childs didn’t always want to be a writer. In fact, she tells us on her website (though we’re supposed to keep it under wraps) that English was her least favorite class growing up. But somehow her journey through life ended up on the road to publication and her many, many [...]

In the company of angels »

This month, Brynna and Kelly thought they’d celebrate the spooky Halloween season with a tale of mystery, suspense, and magic. Nominated in the suspense category for the 2009 Ritas, The Angel by Carla Neggers certainly fits the bill. The author of more than 50 novels, ten of which have been named to the New York [...]

What if . . . »

For this month’s review, Kelly and Brynna return to their list of Rita nominees with their choice from the Romantic Elements category, Susan Kay Law’s The Paper Marriage.  The author of thirteen historical romances before writing this work of women’s fiction, Law explains on her website that she didn’t always know she wanted to be [...]

Goddess Divine »

This month, Brynna and Kelly are especially thrilled to review the debut novel of a very good friend of the Roundtable, Ms. Tessa Dare. *wild applause* We’ve all been waiting on pins and needles for her trilogy to hit the shelves, and, true to form, Tessa has not disappointed us! Okay, maybe we’re just the [...]

Perfectly Wonderful »

This month, Kelly and Brynna return to their list of 2009 Rita Nominees with our choice from the inspirational category, Robin Lee Hatcher’s The Perfect Life.  An award-winning author of more than fifty books, Hatcher shares that the inspiration for her books comes from her faith and her personal walk with her God.  This book is part [...]

On the Edge of Passion »

When discussing what they should review this year, Kelly came up with the fantastic suggestion of reviewing the 2009 Rita finalists, and Brynna loved the idea.  Since many of the finalists are familiar to us, we decided to pick those authors we had yet had the pleasure to read.  We begin this month with our [...]

Captive Hearts »

When she retired from the Navy, Diana Cosby didn’t succumb to the rest and relaxation the word “retirement” suggests.  Instead, she decided to commit to her passion–writing romance novels.  And romance readers throughout the world are glad she did.  Set in the Medieval period, her series about Scottish brothers fighting for clan and country brings [...]

Smooth »

This is not the first time Kelly and Maddy have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a novel by the extremely talented and multi-award winning author Lisa Kleypas. And since they both read her latest release almost the day it came out, it was an easy decision for them to choose it for this [...]