High Tea with Susan Elizabeth Phillips at the Adolphus Hotel with @FreshFiction

High Tea with Susan Elizabeth Phillips at the Adolphus Hotel with @FreshFiction

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Yesterday I attended High Tea with Susan Elizabeth Phillips at the Adolphus Hotel.  It was 3 hours of food, laughs, and women talking about books.  At our table, we covered a whole list of genres and our favorite books.  I have a list of authors to try now and walked away with a copy of Call Me Irresistible (which I am half way done with–too fun).  The whole afternoon, I was laughing and making new friends. My cheeks hurt from all the smiling I was doing.  I am a firm believer in books will unite people and romance books have the best fans. In the pictures above were our fantastic hostess’ from Fresh Fiction.  I have said this before and I will say it again, I am so lucky to live in the same city as this fantastic group.  It is a romance readers dream place–so many events and the best people to put them together.  So thank you Gwen and Sara Reyes for a wonderful afternoon!  By now, you know I love food!  So I had to share the wonderful spread we had at the tea.  The dessert tray was amazing and the sandwiches were to die for.  No […]

Posted January 24, 2011 by Felicia S in Book Talk / 6 Comments
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Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Without a morsel of exaggeration, its publisher describes this debut novel as “a comedy of manners set in Victorian London full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.” At the center of Soulless‘s “parasol protectorate” is Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a young woman who lacks not only a suitor but also a soul. And those are not her only problems: When she accidentally kills a vampire, it begins a series of events that she must set out to resolve without the help of any proper authorities. A charming mass market original. Bought on Audible What I Loved: Soulless was a wonderful mix of romance, intrigue, and all things proper English (with a supernatural twist).  This is the first steampunk novel that I have ever read/listened too.  The mixture of science and story were both intriguing and fun to read.  The amount of description in this book for everything (clothing, buildings, instruments) took some getting used too but afterward was a fantastic way to get a visual of this world.  The story itself was fantastic and Alexia was a great central character.  She was very multi-dimensional despite not having a soul.  I loved Lord Maccon too, he was the perfect match […]

Posted January 21, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 10 Comments
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Repost Review: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Repost Review: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature. Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand […]

Posted January 21, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Tea Time @FreshFiction @DFWTea

Susan Elizabeth Phillips: Tea Time @FreshFiction @DFWTea

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This weekend is the Susan Elizabeth Phillips Tea at the Adolphus Hotel here in Dallas.  This has been brought to Dallas by Fresh Fiction and DFW Tea!  I have said this a thousand times but I am so lucky to live in such a Romance Book loving city. I am always excited when these type of events role into town. This tea is for her new book Call Me Irresistible which we will all get a copy of on Sunday. R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . . Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache. But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend’s wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say “I don’t,” Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she’s stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry […]

Posted January 21, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Review: No Place to Run by Maya Banks (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: No Place to Run by Maya Banks (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: The last person Sam Kelly expected to save was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared a brief, intense affair while Sam was undercover and then she vanished. She’s spent the last few months on the run, knowing that any mistake would cost her both her life and that of their unborn child. Now she’s resurfaced with a warning for Sam: this time, he’s the one in danger. Bought from Amazon for Book Club What I Loved:  I love the Kelly brothers, their mom/dad, and all the extended family.  This continuation of their lives was even better than the first book.  Sam was a good brother to feature in this book and Sophie is the perfect gal for him.  As always, the action was fast paced and well thought out.  The brothers interactions were fun, blunt, and at one point had me laughing out loud.  What I Liked: Maya is really good with detail.  This really was like reading a military thriller with romance.  She doesn’t skimp on the action or the thought behind tracking the bad guy. Complaints: The next book isn’t until March 🙁 Why I gave it a 4:  I would read this book again (probably will)!  […]

Posted January 19, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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