Review: PPZ: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Review: PPZ: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After. The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating “unmentionables.” But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after. Received for review from Quirk What I Loved: This was a fun, quirky end to the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series.  My favorite character by far was Kitty.  She was spunky, fun and very dangerous when pushed.  Though this was a story about Elizabeth saving Darcy, I felt it was more about Kitty and Mary coming into their own.  Finally showing […]

Posted March 22, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: Valentina by Fern Michaels (Bodice Rippers Anonymous) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Valentina by Fern Michaels (Bodice Rippers Anonymous) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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 From Goodreads: Sold into slavery by a jealous queen, beautiful Valentina is bought by the ancient Emir of Napur. She becomes his favorite and when he dies, inherits his throne. But in the midst of the war between Arabs and Christians, Valentina finds herself torn between two worlds–and two loves. Mass Market Paperback, 439 pages Published July 25th 1978 by Ballantine Bought from 2nd hand bookstore (this is out of print (My Bodice Ripper Reviews will be a little different because you either love these type of books or you don’t!  So I am basing my reviews from the perspective that you love them, if you don’t just skip the review) What made this a good Bodice Rippers:  Fern Michaels, bless her history re-arranging heart, managed to take a totally unrealistic “setting” (for lack of a better word) and turn it into a very classic Bodice Ripper love story.  It had all the elements: 2 men, 1 woman, some heightened sexual situations, and some really great historical locations!  It was sweeping, unbelievable (several times during the book), and the tension delivered in spades!  When people ask me to point out a Bodice Ripper author Fern is one of the ones […]

Posted March 21, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Review: FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Review: FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked […]

Posted March 20, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic. When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it…. MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn […]

Posted March 20, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
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Review: No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: In this scorching new series, Kresley Cole delivers “devilishly passionate sex and fascinating characters” (Romantic Times), leading readers into a new world of wicked sensuality! A vampire soldier weary of life… Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire–a nightmare in his mind–against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. A valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him… When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow–accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings–particularly lust–emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill. Competitors in a legendary hunt… The course will take them through ancient tombs and catacombs, seeking relics around the world, and the prize for victory is powerful enough for Kaderin to change history and prevent her sisters’ deaths. Sebastian competes as well, and begins winning–her. But when forced to choose between Sebastian and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either? Bought from Amazon What I Loved: I really loved the romance […]

Posted March 20, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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