Hot New Tuesday Releases


I can’t believe it, but it actually looks like spring is on it’s way.  I know this because it is 60 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next.  But the good news is that I won’t be reading in a stuffy house much longer.  Soon I’ll be able to open windows and doors and […]

Amanda and Heidi’s Reads


What’s better than reading a good book?  Knowing your child is reading for fun too.  Here’s mother and daughter readers Heidi and Amanda’s reads this week. . Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffith Read by Amanda, 13 Emma Cohen has dreamed of becoming a journalist. While at NYU,  Emma  receives an internship in Brazil with her […]

Yes, There’s Research in Historical Romance


While I enjoying reading all kinds of books, I have a special place in my heart for historicals.  I think maybe I lived during the Regency period in a former life (I was aristocracy, of course).  So, when three terrific authors contacted me, I thought it would be fun to hear about something that ties […]

My Read of the Week – The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown


Here’s the second book I picked from the list of recommendations from readers and I can tell you it was a gem.  Thanks to The Book Matchmaker, who loves to match books with readers. . The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown.  Donna Stone has found love and happiness with Carl.  A hardworking businessman, father […]

Read of the Week – Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne


Earlier in the week I lamented the fact that I had read 5 books in a row that were sub par.  If I were a star giving person (which I’m not), they probably would have each gotten one star.  Thanks to posting my disappointments on Facebook and Twitter, I was bombarded by some pretty terrific […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  I can’t believe I don’t own anything green. Writing yesterday’s blog was very emotional for me.  It’s something I deeply believe in.  Here’s hoping these new releases are as wonderful as they can possibly be, so many readers can come out as winners. .             / […]

Where Have All the Good Books Gone?

Where have all the good books gone?

I put this questions out to Facebook and Twitter last week after I was sorely disappointed in the last 5 books I tried to read.  All the books were different genres, by different authors, some bestsellers and some new to me, but they all had one thing in common…I couldn’t finish them .  (Ok, I […]

Samantha’s Read of the Week – Bad Romeo by Leisa Reyven


Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven Read by Samantha For campus good-girl Cassie Taylor it took only moments to realize that her broody audition partner, Ethan Holt, was going to inspire more from her than a notable performance as Juliet. For Ethan, Cassie was everything he told himself he didn’t deserve in light of irresistible temptation. […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Just a couple of new releases to report this week.  On the bright side, spring is absolutely right around the corner (still not happy about losing an hour sleep Saturday).  Here in Wisconsin we are supposed to hit the 50s this week.  You know what that means, shorts, tank tops and flip flops.  Get out […]

Winner of Brenda Novak For the Cure Contest


Thanks to everyone who entered Brenda Novak’s contest last week for Diabetes  Research.  The winner, picked by Brenda, is Dana.  Dana, please email me your pick of the boxed set of books you want or the Brenda Novak Cookbook (send email to  I will send you a gift card for the purchase of the […]