Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

Posted September 11, 2012 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 13 Comments


Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

DFWTea: A book club for romance, mystery, science fiction/fantasy readers and authors in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. We do a monthly tea at a tearoom around the metroplex, alternating east and west sides, as well as trips to Denton and Duncanville, plus our fabulous Holiday Tea. If you read and love to discuss your books and authors, this is a great group with lively on-line discussion as well as the opportunity to meet in person.

The book club meets on the first Monday at Stonebriar Barnes & Noble, first Tuesday for dinner and author call-in in Fort Worth, the second Saturday of each month for tea and on the third Wednesday for dinner and an author call-in. Members also attend many signings in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. New and returning members are always welcome!

This month at Stonebriar Barnes & Noble we discussed Heartsick by Chelsea Cain and Pies & Prejudice by Ellery Adams!

Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
This was a big hit with everyone! Almost everybody who read it was already working on book 2 and/or were caught up with the series completely.

Some key words used during our lively discussion:

  • Crochet Hooks are now creepy
  • Loved the mention of Clarice
  • Gretchen is brilliantly scary
  • Worst case of Stockholm syndrome ever, maybe?
  • Want more of the newspaper reporter
  • Will continue series
  • Everything but skinning makes for still a scary thriller
  • Don’t read at night!


Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
Also a pretty big hit with the group. It was great to balance out something so dark with something more fun!


Some key words used during our lively discussion:


  • Old people streaking–CLASSIC!
  • The Bully (Loralyn) was really a good character that we are excited to see be Ella’s foil during the series
  • Interested in seeing more of Ella’s magic history
  • The Aunts stole the show
  • Pies with emotions could be deadly (I think we were still thinking of Heartsick)
  • Can’t wait for book 2!
  • Will be willing to give more cozy mysteries a whirl!
If you live in the DFW area you can join us through Meetup or check out the DFW Tea Readers Page.  Next month (Oct 1rst) we are reading Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens and Lyon’s Bride by Cathy Maxwell.  Feel free to join.  We do a pre-dinner at Cheesecake Factory (right across the hall)!

Here are the books for Oct 1rst Bookclub:

Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams“When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above…”
They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined– and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying– and having a son–without love, perhaps he can break the curse’s chains forever.

Enter beautiful Thea Martin–a duke’s headstrong, errant daughter and society’s most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon’s bride–a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.


Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.

But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?

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13 responses to “Book Club (@DFWTea) Reviews: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain & Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

  1. How fun….I used to have a face to face book club and it fizzled out over a few years…..I need to move to Texas were people are serious book clubbers… And PS……Love the look AGAIN….:D

  2. I don’t know… all I can think about is when I visited Dallas, you could SEE the air. Too humid! ACK! 😉

    Oh but it sounds like a great bunch of peeps. Crochet hooks are creepy? Old people streaking? Hm… I might have to cut the air like butter and dream of going! 😀 Sounds like fun.

    • Dallas is fun but it is not as “clean air” as Colorado! Though you guys are practically in the sky so that might be part of it LOL

      Our book club is a blast! I really love that I live in such a great book community!