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RELEASE DATE: JUNE 26, 2012
There’s something for everyone on sale today…
What are you planning to buy? 😉
1) A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
2) Confessions From an Arranged Marriage by Miranda Neville
3) The Art of Duke Hunting by Sophia Nash
4) Perilous Pleasures by Jenny Brown
5) When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell (Re-issue)
From Pocket Books
6) At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran
7) The Seduction of Lady X by Julia London
8) Master of Sin by Maggie Robinson
9) The Rake by Mary Jo Putney (Re-issue)
From St. Martin’s
10) Taming an Impossible Rogue by Suzanne Enoch
Check out this gorgeous cover and blurb!
Book 3 in Spindle Cove series
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making…
After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove–but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she’d look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiance. He claims to have only Kate’s safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?
Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate’s happiness. He wants what’s best for her, and he knows it’s not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It’s the toughest battle of this hardened warrior’s life…and the first he seems destined to lose.
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 28, 2012
Candace Camp has been under the radar for a while now and there hasn’t been any news about any upcoming romances… until now! Amazon has revealed the new book cover as well as the exciting blurb!
More details on Candace’s website will hopefully follow soon…
Book 2 in Legend of St. Dwynwen Trilogy
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No one in tiny Chesley knows the truth about Damaris Howard; a woman of wealth and beauty, she rarely allows anyone to get close. Her past was marked by scandal and abandonment—better to stay aloof and reinvent herself.
Then Damaris meets Alec Stafford, the Earl of Rowden. The tall, handsome border lord is a man of quiet but deep passion, raised to show no weakness and burned once before by a woman’s love. But when he and Damaris cross paths inside London society, they set sparks of attraction blazing—and rumors flying.
And when someone abducts Damaris from the city streets, Alec must stake more than his reputation to rescue her. . . . Finding out who’s behind a dangerous plot plunges Alec and Damaris together in an intimacy that melts their well-guarded reserve, proving that true love’s rich rewards may just be worth the risks.
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 19, 2012
And look for book 1, in stores now!
Loved The Pleasure of Your Kiss?
Then you must be excited for it’s sequel heading to bookstores in February of next year!
Here’s the latest news and a link to the sneak peek…
Maximillian Burke has always prided himself on being the man every mother would want her daughter to marry. But after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max’s bride, Max discovers it’s more satisfying to be a rogue than the perfect gentleman. Forced to flee London after a duel gone wrong, Max seeks refuge at Cadgwyck Manor on the lonely coast of Cornwall, a place as wild and savage as his current temper. The tumbledown manor comes complete with its own ghost but oddly enough, it’s not the White Lady of Cadgwyck who begins to haunt Max’s heated dreams but his no-nonsense housekeeper.
The last thing prim and proper housekeeper Anne Spencer needs is a new master, especially one as brooding and gorgeous as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she finds herself irresistibly drawn into his strong, muscular arms. When Max vows to solve the mystery of Cadgwyck’s ghost, he doesn’t realize it will put both of their hearts at risk and tempt them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous.
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2013
Cover and more details coming soon!
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Check out this cute video about the making of The Lady Most Likely written by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway.
And we have a title for book 2! The sequel is to be called:
The Lady Most Willing
More details coming soon!
Have you read The Lady Most Likely?
Are you waiting to read the sequel?
As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Wraysford
Clemence Posey as Isabelle Azaire
As soon as I heard there was a new BBC period drama to be broadcast early this year, I was excited. I got even more excited when I saw the trailer and how gorgeous the whole piece looked. The actors looked yummy, the costumes looked yummy, even the scenery was breathtaking. Clemence Posey looked so flawlessly beautiful as Isabelle Azaire, it was hard to believe she was real. In fact the whole thing just looked spectacular and I just couldn’t wait to watch it.
Sadly, when I did sit down to watch it, I was far from impressed. Things started well enough as the series fades in on a war torn battlefield in 1916. Stephen, our hero tries to rallies his groups and then proceeds to remember events from his past-how he met a woman and slowly fell in love with her. These flashback scenes are intertwined with scenes of him trying to survive the war with his comrades.
The cinematography was gorgeous (everything was filmed in this soft, flattering light which made everything, including the gritty battle scenes look as if it belonged in a dream), the score was beautiful, the story was intriguing, the acting was great; it’s almost hard to believe how this could have gone wrong. But go wrong it did and the fault lay mainly with the screenplay and the pacing. This should have been a wonderful classic drama but my goodness, it was SLOW. Like agonizingly slow.
Let me give you a taste of what the pacing is like: Stephen and Isabelle are in a boat and she avoids looking at him for 5 seconds. He then slowly lifts his eyes to look her way (another 5 seconds) before she turns around and her foot lightly leans against his. His eyes flicker down and we get another 5 second shot of their feet touching before he raises his eyes (again for 5 seconds) and she avoids his gaze (again for another 5 seconds) before she finally (finally!) turns and they share a long, smouldering look. Ok, now I’ve got nothing against silent, smouldering looks from across a room (or a boat)-in fact I adore them; after all, who can forget Lizzy and Darcy’s smouldering looks shared over the piano in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice?
The problem is you can’t make a whole movie (let alone a romance) out of a bunch of smouldering looks and moments from two very good looking people and have the audience care about them. Eddie and Clemence look good together and yet they had absolutely no chemistry. They barely spoke in the movie and me as an audience member simply could not get involved in their love story. I couldn’t see they shared anything other than good looks and a whole lot of L-U-S-T.
The battle scenes weren’t much better and the emotional effect of war on the soldiers wasn’t well shown at all. As a result, the war scenes ended up feeling un-necessary, just an excuse for a some action amidst all that slow, draggy romance.
So between the painful pacing and the complete lack of chemistry between these so-called lovers, this BBC series was a great opportunity wasted.
If only, if only…
Historical Drama Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Sexiness Rating: 3 out of 5
Eddie and Clemence are both gorgeous people but without chemistry, their scenes lacked fire and sexiness.
BBC One: Aired January 22 and 29, 2012
PBS: Due to air April 22 and 29, 2012
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Click here to view the PBS page.
Let’s face it: most of the stuff we learn in school is not applicable to the real world. But taking Web Communication 101 this semester has opened my eyes to the world of blogging and I’ve learned a lot of useful things.
The sidebar has now been tweaked and includes a Facebook group badge for the official Facebook group for this website. There is also a link to the Goodreads profile where you can see the books I plan to read and review.
Hopefully these changes will help to make things more accessible to my readers!