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The Duke of Andelot - School of Gallantry, #7

The Duke of Andelot is the seventh book in Delilah Marvelle’s wildly popular School of Gallantry series. I would consider this the origins book to the series because it explains what events took place before the opening of Madame de Maiteno...

4 Stars

Meet Your Baker - A Bakeshop Mystery, #1

Meet your Baker is the scrumptious debut novel by Ellie Alexander, which will delight fans of cozy mysteries with culinary delights. This book checks off most of my required boxes for this type of novel; there is a cast of interesting chara...

4 Stars

Plotting Your Story Arc, Workbook for Fiction Writers, Plotters and Pantsers

Plotting Your Story Arc Workbook for Fiction Writers, Plotters and Pantsers by Nancy Brophy is a hands-on resourceful book for aspiring authors who want help figuring out their characters, understanding external verses internal arcs, and cr...

4 Stars

As You Wish - Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time so I was ecstatic to hear that actor Cary Elwes decided to write a book about his movie experience called As You Wish, Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. Even t...

4 Stars

Cress - Lunar Chronicles, #3

Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third novel in her Lunar Chronicles, a series that has a legion of devoted fans who adore Marissa’s unique futuristic characters spun from classic fairytales. In this book, instead of being trapped in a tower s...

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Heart Fire - Celta, #12

Heart Fire is the 13th book in the Celta's Heartmates series by Robin D. Owens. I absolutely love her Heartmates series, where the couples create HeartGifts to attract their mates, but I must admit that I didn't realize that we were up to b...

4 Stars
  • Author: Robin D. Owens
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

Crewel - Crewel World, #1

Crewel by Gennifer Albin is the first of three books published in this series. There are a lot of paranormal YA stories out there and to find a unique world is rare so I consider this book a real gem. The story is set in a place called Arra...

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Outlander - Outlander Series, #1

Have you ever fallen in love with a book so much that when you discuss it with your friends, you feel the need to prove that you are the biggest fan? This is what happened with me and this book, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, when I was in co...

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  • Author: Diana Gabaldon
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Random House

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the perfect novel for those who are nostalgic for the 1980’s, even as readers are transported to the year 2044, where most of the world prefers to spend their days in a virtual reality searching for a hid...

4 Stars

Scarlet - Lunar Chronicles, #2

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is the second story in the amazing Lunar Chronicles, which repackages classic fairytales in futuristic settings. There are two parallel storylines that will entertain readers, the continuing saga of Cinder and Princ...

4 Stars

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1, is a successful adaption by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal-winning novel. Its 200 pages, divided into 5 chapters (with an interlude), where each portion is illustrated by a differ...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Supernatural, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Alias Hook

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen is an adult retelling of a childhood classic story done right! I love it when authors put their own spin on classic tales or presents a story from a different perspective. In this case, Alias Hook is from Captain H...

4 Stars

The Mythology of Grimm - The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show

The Mythology of Grimm by Nathan Robert Brown analyzes one of my favorite shows, Grimm, and the fairy tales and folklore incorporated into the show. As this book is not endorsed by the show, the only connection to Grimm, the TV show, is thr...

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Murder at Honeychurch Hall

Murder at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery by Hannah Dennison Is a cozy mystery novel at its finest. At the heart of this story is the relationship between a daughter and her mother, both at pivotal moments in their lives. Kat Stanford is bringi...

4 Stars

Grand Central - Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

I have read enough books to know not to judge a book by its cover but I’m guilty in doing with Grand Central, Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, which contains ten stories by award winning authors. This cover is spectacular and i...

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  • Authors: Karen White, Jenna Blum, Sarah Jio, Melanie Benjamin, Sarah McCoy, Alyson Richman
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Much Ado About Nothing - A Film By Joss Whedon

This screenplay, Much Ado About Nothing: A Film By Joss Whedon, serves as a great companion piece to the movie and highlights how Joss and his team were able to create a contemporary version of the Shakespeare play. It was great to see the...

4 Stars

Turn Up the Heat - A Pine Mountain Novel, #1

Turn Up the Heat is the first book in the Pine Mountain series by author Kimberly Kincaid. As this book has a future scheduled release on March 4, 2014, it was a great treat to get an advanced peak at this series with great promise. During...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kimberly Kincaid
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Vampires Need Not...Apply? - Accidentally Yours, #4

Vampires Need not…apply? By Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is the fourth book in the author’s Accidentally Yours series. I had not read the previous three novels and I strongly believe it would be beneficial to the reader to start from the first book...

4 Stars

Fringe - The Burning Man - Novel #2

The Burning Man is the second novel about the Fringe television series by Christa Faust. As a huge fan of the show, it’s great to find books that will continue your cravings to stay on a journey with your favorite characters. This book focu...

4 Stars

A Match Made in Texas - Deep in the Heart of Texas, #6

A Match Made in Texas is the 6th book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane. These stories just keep getting better and better, living up to the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas”. Katie is known for her stories with f...

4 Stars
  • Author: Katie Lane
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Forever

Man of Steel - The Official Movie Novelization

Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox accomplishes its goal of being faithful to the movie adaptation while enhancing the importance of scenes with strong emotions. In my opinion, movies use visual cues and symbolisms to...

4 Stars

Come Fly With Me - An Alaskan Nights Novel, #2

Come Fly With Me is the second book in Addison Fox’s Alaskan Night series. I would categorize this book as a woman’s coming-of-age tale rather than a romance. The romance between Grier Thompson and Mick O’Shaughnessy starts when they have a...

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  • Author: Addison Fox
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Signet

Divine Vintage - Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age

Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age is the combination of thoughts and facts from Mr. Joel Butler, a wine expert and Dr. Randall Heskett, a biblical scholar. The book rotates between biblical references a...

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Speaking from Among the Bones - A Flavia de Luce Novel

Speaking from Among the Bones is the 5th book in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series, which focuses on an eleven-year-old girl with a fondness for science and fancies herself an amateur detective. Flavia lives in England during the 1950’s...

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  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Love Dog

The Love Dog is the third story by Elsa Watson, which will be attractive to dog lovers. Even though the title, Love Dog, gives readers certain expectations that the story’s couple will be on a romantic love journey, if I was in a bookstore,...

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  • Author: Elsa Watson
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Tor Books

Slow Cooking All Year 'Round - Everyday Cookbook Collection / More than 225 of our favorite recipes for the slow cooker, plus time-saving tricks & tips for everyone's favorite kitchen helper!

Slow Cooking All Year Round by Gooseberry Patch is a collection of simple slow cooker recipes submitted by readers willing to share their family recipes. I tried four recipes and had satisfactory results, which is a high compliment because...

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Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff is the third novel by the talented Robert Paul Weston. This story, about the importance of fashion, reminds me of a twist on tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. Prince Puggly of Spud and Princes...

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  • Author: Robert Paul Weston
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds - An Isabel Dalhousie Novel, #9

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds is the ninth novel in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The strength of this series is the charm of the author’s writing and his ability to create compelling characters. Isabel Dalhousie i...

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Trouble in Texas - Deep in the Heart of Texas

Trouble in Texas is the fourth novel in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane. I have not read her previous novels so I can attest that this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book. An uptight spinster librarian finds herse...

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  • Author: Katie Lane
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, Western
  • Publisher: Forever

Raiders! - The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is written by Alan Eisenstock but its Eric Sala and Chris Strompolos’ story of their cinema love affair with Steven Spielberg (or Spielburg, a joke you will understand once you read the...

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Sunset Surrender - Harlequin Desire, #2205

Sunset Surrender by Charlene Sands is the first book in her Rich Rugged Ranchers storyline for Harlequin Desire. Charlene does a great job of having her characters deal with family baggage as Logan and Sophia are dealing with the consequenc...

4 Stars

Live and Let Love - An Agent Ex Novel, #3

Live and Let Love is the 3rd novel in Gina Robinson’s Agent Ex series but it’s written as a standalone novel. After losing her husband to an explosion, Willow moves to a new town and starts a new career but she can’t shake the feeling of dé...

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Dog Days

For all the dog lovers out there, Dog Days by debut author Elsa Watson is a must-read book. Wait, actually if you’re not a dog lover, this book might change your opinion about canine companions. It’s that adorable. This book could have just...

4 Stars

From Notting Hill with Love...Actually

From Notting Hill with Love…Actually is the debut novel from Ali McNamara. The concept of this book is extremely charming as it allows like-minded readers to rehash their favorite romantic comedies and be envious of Scarlett’s journey to vi...

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The Hallowed Ones

Already a seasoned writer of excellent paranormal novels (Sparks and Embers), Laura Bickle breaks in the Young Adult genre with this exceptionally creepy story entitled the Hallowed Ones. Laura follows in the style of M. Night Shyamala’s st...

4 Stars
  • Author: Laura Bickle
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Amish, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Graphia

Rescuing Christmas

This novella contains three stories revolving around lovable animals in need of good homes and the way that the spirit of the holidays affects the potential animal owners. It was a real treat to find out that the stories are connected by th...

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  • Authors: Vicki Lewis Thompson, Catherine Mann, Kathie DeNosky
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin

FanGirl

I selected FanGirl by Andrea Lawson because I consider myself a “fan girl” and wanted to go on a literary ride with a like minded character. At Dragon Con, I walked in front of the Zombie Group during the Costume Parade in downtown Atlanta...

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  • Author: Angel Lawson
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Angel Lawson

Justice at Cardwell Ranch - Cardwell Family, #4

Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels is the fourth story in a Harlequin Intrigue series centering around the Cardwell family on a Montana Ranch. B.J. is a seasoned writer for Harlequin and my personal favorite. Enough background inform...

4 Stars

Louisiana Longshot - Miss Fortune Mystery #1

I am a HUGE fan of Jana DeLeon with her humorous novels about small towns with big Southern drama. She has hit another novel bullseye with Louisiana Longshot . Along beside Fortune, readers will get sucked into the murder mystery of the mos...

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Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol received a lot of street creditability in promotions before it reached my hands. This graphic novel was highlighted at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con and the cover quote is from the almighty Neil Gaiman. Now it wa...

4 Stars
  • Author: Vera Brosgol
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: First Second

Forever a Lady

I came across Forever a Lady in a Portland bookstore when the author, Delilah Marvelle, was there to promote her latest work. She had a historical dress demonstration that gave me an assurance that she knew her facts and her historical nove...

4 Stars

Cinder - Lunar Chronicles, #1

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, is the best Cinderella reincarnation I have ever read as the author brilliantly remade this famous character as a cyborg! I heard about this book at the San Diego Comic Con during a recreating fairytales author pan...

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Remarkable

Remarkable is the best word I could use to describe the book “Remarkable” by debut author Lizzie Foley. The book setting has an atmosphere that is reminiscent of Dr. Suess’ Whoville. Everyone is remarkable at something, expect Jane Doe, whi...

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Getting Dumped Part 2 - A Schultz Sisters Mystery

I never thought I would be a champion for a book where the heroine cheerfully works at the city landfill but add a pink hardhat and three eligible bachelors to the mix and I was sold from the first page of Getting Dumped Part 1. I favorably...

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Getting Dumped Part 1 - A Schultz Sisters Mystery

Getting Dumped, Part 1, by Tawna Fenske is JJ Schultz’s amusing journey from leaving a desk job to finding love and happiness at the landfill. No seriously, you have to read this story. This book will make you think about recycling, not in...

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Sex, Death and Moist Towelettes

Sex, Death and Moist Towelettes by Jordan Dane is a collection of stories ranging from contemporary to paranormal about interesting characters dying on the pages. If you have ever read any of Jordan Dane other books, these stories contain h...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jordan Dane
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Supernatural, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Cosas Finas

Darkness Becomes Her - Offspring

Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush is the sixth novel in her Offspring series, about a group of young adults with paranormal abilities. It could be a standalone novel but you will enjoy it more if you understand her Offspring universe. The...

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Kiss Me, I'm Irish

The three stories in Kiss Me I’m Irish get progressively more Irish as you continue to read. In the 1st story, the main setting is at an old Irish pub converted into an Internet Café. The 2nd story’s hero is all Irish - stubborn and sexy. W...

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  • Authors: Jill Shalvis, Roxanne St. Claire, Maureen Child
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Bring Me Home for Christmas - Virgin River

Bring me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr continues her popular series set in Virgin River. The title and setting gives the reader a certain expectation that this would be a Christmas story about how people celebrate this holiday in a speci...

4 Stars
  • Author: Robyn Carr
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: MIRA

Once Upon a Valentine - Blaze #663

In All Tangled Up by Stephanie Bond the hero’s journey struck a chord with me. Andrew MacMillan is a man who had grown distant from his father but returns home to bury him and settle his estate. In the process and with the help of the heroi...

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  • Authors: Stephanie Bond, Leslie Kelly, Michelle Rowen
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Contemporary, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Harlequin Blaze

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