Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Countess (Madison Sisters, #1) by Lynsay Sands

The fairy tale courtship did not turn into a happily-ever-after . . .

Not until her husband dropped dead, that is. He had been horrible enough to Christiana during their short marriage, and she was not going to allow the traditional period of mourning to ruin her sisters’ debuts as well. So she decides to put him on ice and go on as if nothing’s happened . . .

Until the real earl appears. Richard Fairgrave had every intention of confronting his villainous twin who had robbed him of his name and title . . . only to discover that he had died. Quietly assuming his identity, Richard must now deal with a maddening desire for his ravishing inherited “wife”— certainly a gold digger and possibly a murderess. And Christiana must deal with an unwanted new “husband” . . . and they both must figure out what to do before the ice melts! (from Goodreads)

I love Lynsay Sands.  I started reading her vampire books originally and did not realize she wrote historicals until a year or so ago.  I think they are even better than the vampire ones.

Having said all that, this is not one of her best books.  There were way too many places where a complete suspension of belief was necessary.  Also, I felt that too much of the book was obviously a setup for the sequels.  There are three sisters, so the sequels are necessary, but the first book was fragmented unnecessarily.

Will this keep me from reading the next book?  Not a chance.  Even if this book is not one of her best, I can depend on Lynsay Sands to make me laugh out loud at some point.


Leave a comment

Filed under Historical, Humor, Regency, Romance

Reaper’s Justice (Shadow Reapers, #1) by Sarah McCarty

When the War Between the States came to its end, the battle inside Isaiah Jones raged on. Neither fully human nor fully wolf, he found his peace-and the passion his inner wolf craved-with Adelaide Cameron. Though their union was forbidden by the werewolf soldiers, Isaiah satisfied his urges by guarding her from afar. But when Adelaide is abducted, Isaiah must not only expose his dark nature, but invite her into the shadows with him. (from Goodreads)

Sarah McCarty’s books are on my “have to read them as soon as they are published” list.  I always love them and have re-read many of them over and over again.  This one is no exception.

My only problem is I want the sequel NOW!  There was not a cliff hanger ending.  They are just so good I cannot wait.

Leave a comment

Filed under Erotica, Historical, Paranormal, Romance

Primal Kiss (Breeds, #23) by Lora Leigh in Primal anthology

The only story I have read out of this anthology is LL’s Primal Kiss.  The story is about Kita and Creed with a lot of Cassie thrown in.  I did not particularly like this story, although I love the Breed series.  Creed’s whole “I don’t know if I really want a mate” ticked me off with him.  I also thought there was too much of other storylines thrown in for what was actually only a short story.

I don’t know if I like the direction this series is taking and I have been reading them since the very first one was published.

Leave a comment

Filed under Erotica, Paranormal, Romance

Barrayar (Vorkosigan, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Cordelia Naismith was resourceful and courageous, but what is Lady Vorkosigan like? When her life is shattered by a soltoxin grenade, the unfortunate Barrayarans who target her husband and hit her child find out.

I liked the first book in the series well enough to try the second.  I am thoroughly hooked.  I know this is the book where the series changes track and begins to focus on Cordelia’s and Aral’s child Miles.  I cannot wait to learn more about him.


Filed under Science Fiction

Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Doland

Organization expert Erin Rooney Doland, Editor-in-Chief of, will show you how to clear the clutter, simplify your surroundings, and create the remarkable life you deserve — in just one week. (from Goodreads)

I think there was one chapter in this entire book which had anything of value to it.  Mostly, the book was a waste of money.

Of course, the best way for me to unclutter is to get my husband out of the house for a few days.  I could get rid of a lot of stuff while he was gone and it wouldn’t even be his stuff!  LOL

Leave a comment

Filed under NonFiction, Organization