VAMPIRES NEVER CRY WOLF is the third installment in Sara Humphreys’s adult contemporary Dead in the City paranormal romance series. This is the storyline of the heir to the werewolf throne, Prince Killian Bane, and vampire Sadie Pemberton --owner of the supernatural nightclub The Coven.

THE MINDY PROJECT: Season 3, Episode 18

Mindy is making great progress with the actual building of her new fertility clinic, but she’s having problems getting patients. Even stalking celebrities at book signings (cameo by Kris Jenner!) isn’t helping...

BEFORE I FALL by Jessica Scott

"This author’s background in military life gives depth to her stories and characters. BEFORE I FALL is Ms. Scott’s first foray into the New Adult genre. I adored this book, so I think it is safe to say that she made a successful transition. The story is a serious one as it deals with addiction and PTSD. But the love story is endearing and makes you believe love really can conquer anything!"

START ME UP (Hearts & Crafts #1) By Nicole Michaels

Sometimes a book checks off all of your boxes and just hits the spot. START ME UP did that for me. This is a sweet contemporary romance that revolves around a single mom, her blog and a sexy, younger man. Oh START ME UP, you had me at hello!

ONCE UPON A TIME: Season 4, Episode 13

We welcome Raven Presley to R@R with her new weekly recaps of this season of ONCE UPON A TIME: "Before we begin our tale, first let us briefly remember the story of Elsa and Anna of Arrendale. In the beginning of season 4, we are introduced to all our favorite Frozen characters, and a wonderful addition, the Snow Queen Princess Ingrid. Over the next 12 episodes, Once Upon a Time brings us on a journey into the past and present of the kingdom of Arrendale and all the inhabitants. Every week we were introduced to the story of a different beloved character, and how everyone in Storybrooke has a tie that leads to Arrendale."

DOWNTON ABBEY, Season 5 Finale

This week’s DOWNTON ABBEY was chock-full of holiday goodness, resolving most of the major storylines of the season. There were castles, hot men, reconciliations, the comeuppance of Lord Sinderby, drunken Lord Grantham, flirting, a stupid fight over chicken broth, ending with a surprise marriage proposal...

AND I LOVE HER (Green Mountain #4) by Marie Force

AND I LOVE HER is the fourth book in the Green Mountain series by Marie Force and is just as good as I knew it would be. Megan Kane’s world is about to be rocked upside down when her sister, the only family she has left, tells her she is selling the diner where they work and moving to France. Now it’s time for Megan to make some decisions on what to do with her life. Does she stay or does she move to find a new job? Little does she know that a certain Abbott is on a journey to make her his.


This was a two hour, jam-packed season finale of craziness, incredibly bad decisions, and reality checks. We finally learn who killed Lila Stanguard but before we learn who did the deed...

STEALING ROSE (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy

STEALING ROSE is the second installment in Monica Murphy’s New Adult, contemporary The Fowler Sisters erotic romance series focusing on the three sisters Violet, Rose and Lily Fowler -- heirs to the Fleur Cosmetics Company. This is the story of younger Fowler Sister, Rose.

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 5

Scandal is here with her weekly recap of THE AMERICANS. This week, it seems spy life is finally catching up with Philip. "As much as I love how strong Elizabeth is, I think Philip and his seemingly insurmountable struggles, is my favorite character. That poor man breaks my heart."
Agent Carter

AGENT CARTER, Season Finale

Elizabeth K. Mahon is here with her recap of the AGENT CARTER season finale: "It was a great season. It started off a little slow but it picked up steam as it went along. TV needs more women like Peggy Carter, smart and independent, capable of taking care of themselves. Oh, and Jarvis, we definitely need more Jarvis..."

THE MINDY PROJECT, Season 3, Episode 17

Danny has started to resemble a helicopter mom and is hovering over Mindy telling her not to stand too close to the microwave or drink coffee. He also wants Mindy to start eating healthy. But Mindy finally has a reason to eat for two and she’s not going to let it go to waste...


I have to admit, I loved this book. I stayed up overnight to finish it in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down. Yes, it is syrupy sweet, but there was just something about this second chance romance that resonated with me. The characters were real, down to earth, and so completely relatable that I fell in love.

HIS TO TAKE (Wicked Lovers #9) by Shayla Black

Told from alternating third person points of view, HIS TO TAKE focuses on the search for a missing woman who disappeared twenty years earlier and is presumed dead at the hands of a terrorist cell searching for information into DNA manipulation.

SLEEPY HOLLOW, Season Finale

The show opens with a nice war montage: shots being prepared, guns being loaded. An epic Revolutionary War fight scene plays out, with Ichabod being a bad ass and busting Redcoats in the face as he searches for the Hessian with a mark on his hand. This is somewhat familiar, as it’s a throwback to the shows first episode. A lot of this final episode of the season (and perhaps of the series?) goes back to the original well, both as a love letter to the fans and as a way of starting from scratch...

DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 5, Episode 8

Rose and Atticus are getting married! Yes, those two crazy kids, who hardly know each and who only got engaged last episode, are tying the knot. The bride’s mother and the bridegroom’s father don’t approve of the marriage, the bride’s parents are broke and getting a divorce, the servants are running amok, there’s an awkward dinner party, the word shiksa is bandied about, and someone gets arrested. Why it’s just an average, everyday wedding but with posh people...

VANILLA by Megan Hart

Nothing says good times like a woman who likes to be on top! Elise is a domme in the bedroom but not your expected whips and chains kind. After the heartbreaking demise of her one year relationship to the mysterious George (not his real name) four years ago, Elise strives to control the sexual aspects of her life. With the walls and boundaries firmly in place, Elise won’t let love happen again.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, Season 1, Episode 13

This week’s episode was filled with so many OMG moments, including a master class in acting from Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson. From the moment that Cicely Tyson walked into the offices of Keating and Associates with her pink, knitted hat, telling Frank and Bonnie “Don’t you recognize a VIP when you see one?” you knew that you were in for one hell of a ride...

SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode13

And the winner of the Olivia Pope auction is…Iran. All sorts of people who care about Liv go to their dark place when this goes down, but at the drop-off Liv saves herself. Of course she can speak Farsi. I’ve taken to referring to her captors as Dumb & Dumber because these dudes are way out of their depth with this stunt. Back to the dark net so the bidding can resume...

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Beverly Barton

A tale of a woman torn between two brothers. . . Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him--only to discover that Parr Weston also happens to be the older brother of her fiancé, Bobby Joe.

ONE KISS MORE (U.S. Marshals #2) by Mandy Baxter

Emma Ruiz knows her father is innocent. But that doesn’t help her convince the law—not even smoking hot U.S. Marshal Landon McCabe. When McCabe bangs on her door demanding information about how her cancer-stricken father escaped from federal prison, she’ll have to distract him somehow—it may as well be with a stolen kiss.

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 4

Last night’s episode was titled “Dimebag,” thought a more apt title would have been “Young Recruits.” Elizabeth and Philip are closing in on the CIA leader’s daughter, the babysitter with a penchant for older men, from the last episode. Her name is Kimberly -- Kimmie if she likes you. She is a young college freshman with a hankering for cheap pot and fake IDs -- two things Jim…I mean Philip, can definitely provide for her...

RUNNING BLIND (One-Eyed Jack #3) by Cindy Gerard

Revenge. The One-Eyed Jacks have to watch their six while a sniper takes aim at three of them and nearly sends Eva to an early grave. While the team scrambles to find the sniper, another more lethal plan is in motion. A military research and development facility under siege. The only thing standing between the Russians and world domination are a black ops operative and a bombshell computer geek. They never meant to fall in love. However, intense situations tend to reveal courage and put life into perspective.
Agent Carter


Elizabeth K. Mahon is here with your AGENT CARTER recap. Only one episode left! This week, the show opens on a Russian battlefield three years ago, where our good buddy Dr. Ivchenko is summoned to help hypnotize a soldier who needs his leg amputated. It seems that they’ve run out of anesthetic and vodka...

DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 5, Episode 7

Cora has really had it tough this season: she found out her maid was a convicted thief, she had to fight off the unwanted attentions of Simon Bricker, had to deal with Robert’s bruised ego, and now she’s just learned that she has a secret grandchild. It’s a wonder that she didn’t start throwing things or get out one of Robert’s shotguns. But before she finds out the truth, it’s yet another dinner party at Downton Abbey...