"Prudence started out kind of quiet and boring, because that’s how she’d been taught to act. But she was also tough, smart, and brave. I give a lot of credit to any debutante who can go for days without a maid or a change of clothes without complaining."
New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor and Penguin Random House/Loveswept editor Sue Grimshaw talk about paths to success and how they first met.
Well, if we’ve all recovered from the Grey’s Anatomy McDreamy loss felt ‘round the world, let’s get on with our SCANDAL recap and see what sort of mischief Shonda Rhimes gives us in DC.
It's been a nail-biter season, and Scandal is here with a recap of the finale.
"I've read Brenda Jackson's books for years and always find such a great story in each of her books. I will admit I somehow missed the first 2 books in the Grangers series, so I read A LOVER’S VOW without knowing all the history that had been established in the other books. That being said, it was easy to catch up and enjoy this fantastic third novel."
Today we talk to author Suzanne Johnson, author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series from Tor Books, about writing urban fantasy versus romantic suspense, the key elements in all of her books, and how her passion for New Orleans inspired her next series.
Happy Earth Day, Hunksters! It warms my heart to see people giving back to the world. So we're celebrating Mother Nature with some of her greatest creations—hunky guys gardening. We've weeded through Pinterest to present the best buds we'd love to get down in the dirt. Enjoy!
Catch up on the new hit show YOUNGER! It was just announced that the show is being renewed for a second season, so it's a perfect time to jump on the bandwagon with us.
"When I heard that Tammara Webber was writing another novel in the Contours of the Heart novel, my heart leaped with joy. I really liked Easy and Breakable and couldn't wait to meet Boyce and Pearl. SWEET was just what the title suggests—sweet. I enjoyed reading this one."
"When I first started writing, I kept getting the advice to write what you know, and so I did, especially when it came to the settings for my novels..."
"This book gives you plenty of drama, adventure, love and plenty of sex. Trust me these two get very creative in and out of the bedroom. But it’s not just about the sex, it’s about the connection these two have and you can tell it is bone deep."
HOLD ME is the sixteenth book in the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery and she does not disappoint. Fool’s Gold draws you in and makes you just want to stay forever. Mallery has a real talent in writing her characters in a way that not only makes them likeable, but makes them come to life from page to page.
"For any viewers who thought the first two episodes of WOLF HALL were incredibly slow, you pleased to know that things get real in Episode 3. Events move faster than a Japanese bullet train. It’s 1531; having failed with the Pope, Henry seeks the power to annul his own marriage to Catherine of Aragon by asking parliament to declare him Supreme Head of the Church of England. Those loyal to Rome battle against the advancing tide of heresy, chief amongst them, the Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More. Sounds incredibly dramatic doesn’t it?"
"It may be the end of an era for a show grounded in nostalgia, but in last night's episode, everyone's mind is on the future..."
"Arya Stark is back! Oh and maybe a few other things happened but mostly I’m just excited that Arya is back and kicking off this episode."
"The king and queen's already difficult marriage seems to be even rockier now that the king is back. The queen has informed Jasper he’s now on her security detail. I’m sure interesting things are to come from this scenario..."
Every week we preview noteworthy new releases. This week we have books by Amanda Quick, Anne Rice, Terri Osborn, AJ Pine, Lori Adams, Deborah Fletcher Mello, Roni Loren, Sandy James, and Jennifer Season. Happy reading!
Your weekly recap of the magic and mayhem in Storybrooke...
Now this is how you do a season premier! Do you hear that, Game of Thrones?? You can take a page or two from ORPHAN BLACK’s “The Weight of this Combination," the first episode of season three which premiered last night in BBC America.
"Tawny Weber has a gift when it comes to writing about hot SEALs and the woman they fall for. A SEAL's PLEASURE picks up where A SEAL's Secret ends and boy does Weber not disappoint. I loved the banter and the amazing journey Weber takes them on to finding their happily ever after together."
Megan Simpson is here with the upcoming YA novels you don't want to miss, including books by Kasie West, Holly Bodger, Kimberly Karalius, Renee Ahdieh, Susan Ee, and Francesca Zappia.
Last night's SCANDAL ends with a "Whaaaaaat?!??!" moment. Our recap gives you all the details...SPOILER ALERT!!
"This is the style of romantic suspense that made me such a fan of the genre in the first place..."
Last night's episode kept our Scandal at the edge of her seat. She finally caught her breath and has a recap. Next week is the season finale!
The Beautiful series has become iconic in this new era of erotic romance. It is all thanks Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, who, blended together, form the writing team known as Christina Lauren...
Happy Tax Day! Today’s #HunkDay is dedicated to all the hotties with glasses (which is scientifically proven to make you a smarter person. Probably.) Hopefully this inspires you to get all your forms submitted!
"I once went on a forum for romance readers and asked, “So, sports romances?” and got crickets, aside from a couple of NASCAR romances. More power to readers who like those, but I don’t even own a car, so NASCAR’s not really my thing. I read a couple of ex-NFL player romances, but these were mostly heroes with the bodies of linebackers who had retired to become teachers or coaches or whatever, not active players. Nice, but it didn’t really scratch the itch..."
Are you watching YOUNGER, the new show from Sex and the City creator Darren Starr? It has us completely charmed (the fact that it's set in book publishing doesn't hurt :) Today Tiffany Tyer joins us (welcome, Tiffany!) with a recap of last night's episode.
"This series is perfection, absolute perfection. Now beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, and I know not everyone loves angst or bad-boy thespians, but I freaking loved it. Most times the sequel isn’t half as good as the first book, but BROKEN JULIET is spectacular. It manages to bring in new storylines while keeping the same feel of the last book. It feels fresh yet familiar – the perfect continuation of an amazing story..."
THEIR VIRGIN MISTRESS is part of the Masters of Ménage series by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. Warning: This book has three sexy men worshiping one woman in and out of bed...