Posts Categorized: Historical

Review: Submerged by Katie Hayoz

Review: Submerged by Katie Hayoz

Submerged (The Clockwork Siren #2) by Katie Hayoz Blurb: Lure it out. Catch it. Kill it. Melusine Doré knows exactly how to handle monsters. Love, however, is another matter. Though she is doing her best to live her happily ever after, Melusine begins to doubt Levi’s devotion and worries the curse that once made her a siren will return. When Melusine and Levi go hunt a beast down South, Melusine’s deepest fear becomes a reality as she finds herself in exactly the place where all her troubles began: home. There, Melusine must face the dark secrets and lies of her… Read more »

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Review: Immersed by Katie Hayoz

Review: Immersed by Katie Hayoz

Immersed (Immersed #1) by Katie Hayoz Blurb: What if love turned you into a monster? Forget petticoats and demure female behavior. Melusine Doré prefers armored corsets and knives and slays evil creatures for a living. The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she’ll take on a cyclops or a dragon and not even break a sweat. But when her rival, the charismatic Levi Cannon, comes to town, all her buried fears begin to surface. Melusine realizes she is in danger of something much more horrifying than facing blood-thirsty beasts – she’s in danger of falling in love. Because love alone… Read more »

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Review: A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal by Kelly Bowen

Review: A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal by Kelly Bowen

A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal (The Lords of Worth #2.5) by Kelly Bowen Blurb: A delightful romp to be read in one sitting—for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn, and Tessa Dare. Lady Viola Hextall is bored—of the ocean, her chaperones, and the woeful lack of available dukes on the ocean voyage from London to New York. Scrambling for any diversion short of jumping overboard, Viola strikes up a conversation with the ship’s rough-hewn, blue-eyed surgeon—and discovers an immediate cure for what ails her… To Nathaniel Shaw, Viola has the bearing of a lady and the spirit of an… Read more »

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Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell Blurb: Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is… Read more »

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Review: Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne

Review: Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne

Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne Blurb: Love comes in many forms and always at a price. At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long. When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband. Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and… Read more »

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Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

In for a Penny (In for a Penny #1) by Rose Lerner Blurb: Grand Passion…or epic disaster? Lord Nevinstoke revels in acting the young wastrel, until his father is killed in a drunken duel. Never one to do anything halfway, Nev throws off his wild ways to shoulder a mountain of responsibility—and debt—vowing to marry a rich girl and act the respectable lord of the manor. Manufacturing heiress Penelope Brown seems the perfect choice for a wife. She’s pretty, proper, and looking for a husband. Determined to rise above her common birth, Penelope prides herself on her impeccable behavior and… Read more »

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Review: The Mine by John A Heldt

Review: The Mine by John A Heldt

The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) by John A. Heldt Blurb: In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his… Read more »

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