Category «Historical Romance»

Re-Release Review: The Trouble With Harry by Katie MacAlister

Re-Release Review: The Trouble With Harry by Katie MacAlister Book 3 in Noble series Re-Release date: July 1, 2014 Original Release Date: May 2004 Genre: Historical Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca Synopsis from Goodreads:  1. He is Plum’s new husband. Not normally a problem, but when you consider that Harry advertised for …

To Serial or Not to Serial: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook

  The Serialized Book – Is it Worth It?  Lately, publishers have begun providing readers with a new kind of reading experience. Instead of publishing a full book, they have come up with a “new” idea – the serial. It’s not really a new idea; serialized books have been around a long time. It’s just …

Review: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin

The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin Series: The Pingkang Li Mysteries #1 Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: Aug 23, 2013 It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang Li, where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans. At the center is the Lotus Palace, home of the most exquisite courtesans in China… …

Re-Release Reviews: Noble Intentions and Noble Destiny by Katie MacAlister

Sourcebooks Casablanca is re-releasing Katie MacAlister’s Noble series. Originally released in 2002 and 2003, these books take a humorous look at historical romance. If you haven’t read any historical romance before, this series may be a good starting point for you. The characters and their hilarious situations are guaranteed to keep you chuckling throughout. Re-Release …

Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart

The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart Book #2 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: April 15th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: Love and justice… When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn’t much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he’s working undercover, everyone in Victorian London …

Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart Book #1 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: June 18th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: A lone witness finds her protector… Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought …

Group Review: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Carmen Rose As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The …

Early Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Book #1 in the Winner’s trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 Print ARC Provided by Farrar Straus and Giroux Synopsis from Goodreads: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has …

New Release Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

New Release Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd Book 2 in The Madman’s Daughter series Release date: January 28, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, historical, retellings Book provided by Edelweiss and Balzer &Bray Synopsis from Goodreads: To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it. Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after …

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  …

New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo

Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo Book #1 in The Shadow Guild series Genre: Steam Punk Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Yours Synopsis from Goodreads: Samuel Hawkins, Sergeant in the King’s Sentry, has been called in to investigate a murder case. As he awaits the Archivists to arrive—the team who will …

New Release Review: Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheed

New Release Review: Diamonds & Deceit by Leila Rasheed Book 2 in At Somerton series Release date: January 7, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: One house, two worlds…book two in our sumptuous and enticing YA series about the servants and gentry at Somerton Court. …

Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

Early Review: Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan Book 4 in the Darkest London series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical, Steampunk Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Once a heart is lost in shadow… Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the …

New Release Review and Giveaway: Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke

New Release Review and Giveaway: Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke Book 3 in the Immortal Empire series Release date: November 12, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Alternate History, Steampunk, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Orbit Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown …

Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined

Today, AH and I are taking a break from the full-length novels and diving into two novellas from Stacia Kane and Kristen Callihan. Both of the novellas are from exisiting series and could be read as standalones, but we wouldn’t recommend it. The real purpose of these novellas is to give fans a little glimpse …

Early Review: When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke

When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke Series: An American Heiress in London #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Oct 29, 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon What happens when a carefree, disreputable, stone-broke bachelor is forced to find a wife in a hurry? He hires a matchmaker, of course. What …

Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper

Corroded by Karina Cooper Book #3 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genre: Steampunk Publication Date: 23 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Hungry for vengeance, Cherry St. Croix is forced to the fog-ridden streets of Victorian London. My rival, a collector of bounties like myself, has murdered one of my own. In …

Early Review: A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwartz

Early Review: A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz Book 2 in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow Release date: August 13, 2013 Genre: Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Historical Book provided by NetGalley and Random House/Del Ray Synopsis from Goodreads: FOR BETTER OR CURSE. That might as well have been the wedding vow of Elle Chance and …

Review: Fire & Frost by Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane, and Jessica Sims

Review: Fire & Frost by Jessica Sims, Carolyn Crane, and Meljean Brook Series: Iron Seas 3.4 (Meljean Brook), Code of Shadows 0.5(Carolyn Crane) Release date: May 25, 2013 Book provided by Carolyn Crane Synopsis from Goodreads: From the authors who brought you Wild & Steamy come three all-new tales of lovers who create their own …

Cowboys! Western Historical Romances by Ellen O’Connell

Cowboys! Western Historical Romances by Ellen O’Connell Today we feature the western historical romance novels written by Ellen O’Connell. She has written several novels that take place in the late 1800s in the western United States. These novels are honest and as a friend of mine has said brutal.  They are brutal in their honest …