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A Lady's Point of View

Every Jacqueline Diamond story reminds me of Georgette Heryer, with her wonderful use of delightfully quirky characters, intriguing plots, and witty dialogue. As a Regency romance fanatic, I'm always excited to discover a new author and thi...

4 Stars

Lionheart

I am a huge fan of historical fiction, an avid interest in English history. While I'm always excited to find a new book in this genre, not all authors do a good job of bringing history alive. Sharon Penman not only brings her characters to...

5 Stars

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus - A Breathers Christmas Carol

This is the highly hilarious sequel to "Breather", proving that a zombie novel can be thought provoking, gruesome, and side-splitting funny. S. G. Browne has created zombies that retain intelligence without the mindless bloodlust of Romero'...

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The Gilded Lily - A Novel

Ella Appleby has seized what may be her only chance at a life as something other than a servant, bringing her sister, Sadie, with her to London. The only problem is that Ella's employer has died, and his brother holds Ella not only responsi...

4 Stars

Dracula Cha Cha Cha - Anno Dracula

As a fan of the original Anno Dracula, I was excited to see a new entry in the series. While not as outstanding as the original novel, this newest book is still entertaining in its own right. Kim Newman has successfully created a reality wh...

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Lucky Stuff - Jane Wheel Mysteries

Sharon Fiffer's mystery series has been a favorite read of mine since the early in the series and is now a must read every time a new book comes out. The characters are now a known treat, but still grow and change with each book, while stil...

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The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania

I've been excited about seeing Hotel Transylvania since the first previews for it came out in the theaters. So, the book showing the artwork and secrets behind the movie was a definite must read. Getting to see the paths the different chara...

4 Stars

The Lady of Secrets

I've not read Susan Carroll's other books in this series but this one was dark, compelling, and seductive. While at times I regretted not having all the back story, the author did a good job of filling in the missing details so the book was...

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Murder Most Austen - Elizabeth Parker Mysteries

I consider myself a Janeite (fan of Jane Austen) and dream of someday visiting Bath to see all the places I've read about. Plus, throw in a love of murder mysteries, and "Murder Most Austen" becomes a dream book. Tracy Kiely has penned a fu...

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Emma (Splinter Edition) - Classic Lines

"Emma" by Jane Austen is an oftentimes overlooked classic, when compared to Austen's other works. But it is a delight to read, filled with witty dialogue and wonderfully descriptive narrative, some of Jane Austen's work at it's best. This S...

5 Stars

I, Jane - Henry VIII's Court

As a fan of English historical fiction, a well-done book is a treat while a poorly written one can leave a bad taste behind. Diane Haeger's books always prove to be a decadent delight, bringing historical characters alive in new and enterta...

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  • Author: Diane Haeger
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Army of Doctor Moreau - Sherlock Holmes

Fans of Sherlock Holmes are always glad to see a new entry into the Holmes canon, but only when it's well-done. Guy Adams' "The Army of Dr Moreau" is a welcome addition, being well-written, action-packed and a great combination featuring no...

5 Stars

My Favorite Fangs - The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires

Mashups, remixes, or re'vamped' classics, whatever you want to call them, can be definite hits or lackluster misses. "My Favorite Fangs" by Alan Golsher falls in-between the two, having funny, laugh-out-loud moments interspersed with some k...

3 Stars

How to Tame a Willful Wife

I've read some of Christy English's other works, and have enjoyed her historical fiction book. Her take on historical romance was as well done, entertaining and intriguing. The characters were interesting and passionate, with a plot that le...

5 Stars

Dear Mr. Darcy - A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

As a major Jane Austen fan, I was hesitant but hopeful to see how Amanda Grange had tackled this retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" but I quickly discovered a new favorite author. Using letters between the characters, the author showed Darc...

5 Stars

The Wild Princess - A Novel of Queen Victoria’s Daughters

"The Wild Princess" by Mary Hart Perry was really my first introduction to any of Queen Victoria's children. I'd always considered Queen Victoria uptight and controlling, especially due to the influence of Prince Albert. She struck me as a...

4 Stars

The Red Chamber

I'm not familiar with the Chinese work "Dream of the Read Chamber" but I found "The Red Chamber" to be an intriguing and fascinating read on it's own merits. Pauline Chen's take on Chinese life as seen through the women of one family has th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Pauline A. Chen
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf

Dead Mann Running - A Hessius Mann Novel, #2

I was hesitant the first time I picked up Stefan Petrucha's first Hessius Mann book, but I'm now a total fan, so I was really excited to see a sequel, "Dead Mann Running". The author has put a new twist on the zombie genre with his zombies...

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  • Author: Stefan Petrucha
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC

The Bloody Red Baron - Anno Dracula 2

Kim Newman's original "Anno Dracula" is a great entry in the vampire genre, so I was excited to see that there was a new book in the series. This one is set years after Dracula has fled England, with him on the side of the Germans during WW...

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  • Author: Kim Newman
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Titan Books

Red Rain

R. L. Stine is known to many for his deliciously creepy Goosebumps books, delighting readers for years. Now he's written a book for his grown-up fans that is sure to have you eagerly reading, with the lights on preferred. "Red Rain" is remi...

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Passion and Pretense

Passion and Pretense was a humorous regency romance, with characters that were funny, interesting, and delightful, and a plot that combined a false engagement, a missing Egyptian treasure, and an attraction that refused to be denied. It rem...

4 Stars
  • Author: Susan Gee Heino
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley

The King's Damsel

Thomasine Lodge was set up as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Mary, daughter to King Henry VIII, after her father died, and her wardship was purchased by the status seeking Sir Lionel Daggett. Thomasine has been told that she must seek favor...

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The Borgia Mistress - Poisoner Mysteries

"The Borgia Mistress" is an intrigue filled historical novel, with Francesca as a strong central character. Sara Poole has brought to life the Papal Court of Pope Alexander VI and his quest for a lasting legacy of the Borgia family. As the...

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The King's Concubine - A Novel of Alice Perrers

As a huge fan of historical English fiction, I was intrigued to read about a time period that I knew little about. King Edward, his queen, and his concubine were brought to life in "The King's Concubine" by Anne O'Brien. Filled not only wit...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anne O'Brien
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

The Body in the Boudoir - Faith Fairchild Mysteries, #20

This prequel shows how Faith Sibley, a single caterer living in New York City, met her husband, Reverend Thomas Fairchild. Faith, as the daughter and granddaughter of clergymen, had sworn that she would never marry a clergymen, but the hear...

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A Charming Crime - Magical Cures Mystery, #1

June Heal had her father die when she was young, her quirky mother pass away recently and now the building when she creates homeopathic remedies to sell at the local flea market has blown up. When June is invited to set up shop in neighbori...

3 Stars

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #5

Arthur Conan Doyle heads to a spa in Hamburg, Germany, determined to get some rest and sort through all of Sherlock Holmes' fan mail. But almost immediately upon arrival, he meets up with his friend, Oscar Wilde, who is never restful. The t...

5 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Mistress of Mourning

Varina Westcott is a young widow, heartbroken after losing not only her husband but also her young son. As a means of dealing with her grief, the candlemaker carves angel candles with the face of her son, but faces censor from the candlemak...

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  • Author: Karen Harper
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Queen of the Conqueror - The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I

Matilda is the wife of William the Conqueror, and is one of the least written about English queens. Matilda came from a lineage of strong and smart women, and proved herself both during her marriage. William has been long known for his winn...

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Zombie Island - A Shakespeare Undead Novel

William Shakespeare has figured out a way for him and his lady love to be together. He gives her a potion that simulates death, and will whisk her away from her tomb, leaving her husband, and London believing that Katherine Dymond is dead....

4 Stars

The Sister Queens

Marguerite must leave her family and home at the Court of Provence to marry Louis IX, becoming Queen of France. As the oldest, she has been trained to be patient, quiet, demure, and to be a good wife and queen. Her sister Eleanor hasn't alw...

4 Stars

The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity

We've all read stories about the fae throughout history but how do these magical creatures make their way through today's world of technology? This collection of short stories showcase a new twist on these supernatural creatures, penned by...

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  • Authors: Joshua Palmatier, Patricia Bray
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Jane Vows Vengeance: A Novel - Jane Austen, Vampire Series

Jane Fairfax was known as Jane Austen, that was before she was turned into a vampire by Lord Byron years ago. Now she owns a little bookstore in New York, and is finally getting married to her fiance, Walter. But dealing with the wedding pr...

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The Flower Reader

Rinette Leslie is at the deathbed of Mary of Guise, queen regent of Scotland, and plans on making her way home to her beloved Granmuir. But the dying queen entrusts Rinette with a silver casket filled with secrets of Scotland's leading fami...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elizabeth Loupas
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

The Orchid Affair - A Pink Carnation Novel, #8

This is the eighth book in the flower spy series by Lauren Willig, continuing the proud tradition of the Scarlet Pimpernal. Laura Grey is the newest spy, named the Silver Orchard, sent to France to serve as a governess in the household of A...

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  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Suspense: Mystery, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

The Royal Stuarts - A History of the Family That Shaped Britain

The Royal Stuarts were a family that seemed destined to destroy themselves through bad choices and passion. Mary, Queen of Scots and James of the King James Bible are two of the most famous members but the family is filled with people who c...

4 Stars

Myth-Fortunes

Skeeve is back with MYTH Inc. and for his first job, him and Aahz are hired by Samwise the Imp to figure out why there's so many accidents at his construction site. Samwise is building an enormous pyramid and selling blocks as a claim for i...

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Brazen

Captain Gavin Briggs feels that he is not fit for polite society after serving as a sniper for the British Army, so he is determined to earn the money that will enable him to buy an estate to serve as home for his sister and her small child...

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Within the Flames - A Dirk & Steele Novel

Eddie owes his life to the Dirk & Steele Agency, they gave him a reason to live when he joined their agency. As a pyrokinetic, he spent years on the street doing almost anything to survive, so he's grateful for the chance to gain control of...

4 Stars
  • Author: Marjorie M. Liu
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Avon Books

Wet & Wild

Ragnor Magnusson, a Viking who has lost his enthusiasm for bedsport, fears that at the ripe age of twenty-seven, he may never find his soul mate. When he drowns and finds himself in the future, he instantly knows that Alison MacLean is who...

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Dark Companions

This is a re-released collection of fabulously dark and creepy short stories by British horror author, Ramsey Campbell. "Out of Copyright" features an anthology editor who cuts costs by using stories out of copyright protection to avoid hav...

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The Favored Queen - A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife

Jane Seymour started out as a Maid of Honor to Catherine, Henry the VIII"s Spanish wife. She watched Catherine struggle to give Henry the prince he so strongly desired, and fail multiple times. Anne Boleyn, another of Catherine's Maids, sch...

4 Stars

The Best Ghost Stories Ever Told - Best Stories Ever Told

People having been telling ghost stories probably from the first cave men sitting around the campfire, and it has been a favored genre for writers. The stories in "The Best Ghost Stories Ever Told" feature some of the literary world's best...

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The Mischief of the Mistletoe - A Pink Carnation Novel, #7

This is yet another fun and fabulous entry in the series of flower spy books that started with "The Secret of the Pink Carnation". This book was completely set in historical England and doesn't feature modern day London or Eloise at all, ma...

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  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Suspense: Mystery, Romantic Elements, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

At the Mercy of the Queen - A Novel of Anne Boleyn

At fifteen, all Lady Margaret Shelton wants is the quiet life in the country she's had so far. But she is sent to court to serve her cousin, Queen Anne Boleyn. Known as Pretty Madge, her innocence and naive beauty is used to gain the king's...

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To Tempt a Knight - Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, #1

William Keith has been a Templar Knight for what seems a lifetime. His vows are what keep him going, even after the Templars are forced into hiding, branded heretics. Now De la Roche has come to Scotland from France, intent on rooting out a...

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  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Leisure

If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon - Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married

Everytime I read a Jenna McCarthy book, I'm positive that she is writing about my marriage, but a lot more snarky and much wittier. Taking on such taboo subjects as sick spouses, remote control possession, house decorating, money issues, re...

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Vintage Vampire Stories

This collection features vampire stories ranging from the mid1800's to the very early part of the 1900's, many of which haven't been printed for over a century. These are the original vampires, pale and lean, ugly yet compelling, those earl...

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  • Authors: Robert Eighteen-Bisang, Richard Dalby
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Horror, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

A Midsummer Night's Sin

Robin Blackhtorn, better known as Puck, is one of the three infamous Blackthorn Bastards. He has decided to enter London society, using his money and blackmail connections to join. On his first outing at a masquerade ball, he finds his inte...

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  • Author: Kasey Michaels
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Frail

Amy is a survivor, one of the few humans, or frail as they're called, left after a plague has hit, leaving almost everyone either an ex-zombie or ex-human. The ex-humans and ex-zombies are left with an extreme hunger and an ability to heal,...

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