Summer Giveaway

Alrighty folks.  I’m going to be out of town for the majority of the next two weeks, and so I decided it’s the perfect time for a summer giveaway.  I’ve been collecting up some prizes courtesy of generous publishers/authors, and one lucky winner will receive some treats!  The prizes are: Miss Peregrine’s Home for PeculiarRead more

Blog Tour & Giveaway: “The Last Woman Standing” by Thelma Adams

The Last Woman Standing is a western historical fiction novel about the gunfight at the OK Corral.  Josephine Marcus is a rebellious young woman who doesn’t want to settle down with a nice Jewish boy.  She’s lured to Tombstone, Arizona by the promise of Johnny Behan, a local sheriff. Josie arrives in Arizona naive and fullRead more

Giveaway: “Bukowski in a Sundress” by Kim Addonizio

Many thanks to the kind folks at Penguin Random House for offering today’s giveaway of Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio.  Bukowski in a Sundress is a humorous memoir written by a modern poet, and it looks like it will be fantastic summer reading! A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelistRead more

“Marlene” by C.W. Gortner: Blog Tour & Giveaway

Marlene by C.W. Gortner is a biographical novel about Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich.  Marlene grew up in an aristocratic family that had fallen upon hard times, and her mother pressured her into nurturing her musical talent to become a concert violinist.  That was never to happen, and instead Marlene rebelled and used her talent toRead more

Giveaway: “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders

Today I’m offering a giveaway of All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders.  All the Birds in the Sky is a blend of sci-fi and fantasy about a pair of childhood friends who meet again in a pre-apocalyptic world.  Here’s the description from Goodreads: Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect toRead more

Romance When You Need It–Free E-books from Harlequin!

This month Harlequin launched a new promotion, Romance When You Need It.  By signing up for Harlequin’s newsletter, you can receive 17 free e-books! Over the years, I’ve had mixed feelings about the romance genre.  Sometimes I love it, and other times I find the stories and characters to feel shallow.  But I’ve been tryingRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Mistress of the Court” by Laura Purcell

Mistress of the Court by Laura Purcell is a historical fiction novel about the Hanoverian monarchy.  The protagonist, Henrietta Howard, is trapped in an abusive marriage, and sees entering court as a way to escape her tyrannical husband.  She sells her few possessions for a ticket to Hanover, where she is accepted into princess Caroline’sRead more

Giveaway: The Book of Life Commonplace Book

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness is coming to paperback on May 26, 2015.  The Book of Life is the third book in the All Souls Trilogy, which features a witch, a vampire, and a plot that revolves around an old book that mysteriously appears in Oxford’s library.  I enjoyed this trilogy tremendously, and amRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Joy Street” by Laura Foley

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  The Land of Happy Sometimes all this grinning feels so strange, I just lie on the porch doing nothing energetic, just lolling on the sun-warmed wood, letting the dogs lick my face, while the din of loneliness fills other ears Joy Street by Laura Foley is a collection of poems that eloquently capture momentsRead more