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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 19

Last night's SCANDAL ends with a "Whaaaaaat?!??!" moment. Our recap gives you all the details...SPOILER ALERT!!
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 12

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!
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A HIGHLANDER’S PASSION by Vonnie Davis

"Oh boy, what a story. A HIGHLANDER’s PASSION is difficult to read at times but the pay off is worth it. I am normally not a heroine cheerleader; I wear more of the hero apologist hat in my reading circles. I will fully admit to being harder on heroines because I expect more out of us lady folks. Kenzie Denune needs all of the cheerleading and love she can get. That poor woman has dealt with more than her share of crap. If our bear-shifter hero Bryce Matheson wasn’t so good at the grovel, I’d say he doesn’t deserve her love. Luckily, his groveling is on point."
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 11

Paige kicks off this week’s episode with some hard questions for her parents. Throughout the course of the episode we have several more encounters between Paige and her parents, each one more uncomfortable than the next...
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A DESPERATE FORTUNE By Susanna Kearsley

"Susanna Kearsley is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her books will whisk you away to another time, rich with detail and history. If asked to recommend a time travel book or a historical fiction steeped in Jacobite facts, Kearsley’s books are my go-to."
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SAY MY NAME (Stark International Trilogy #1) by J. Kenner

Fans of J. Kenner’s Stark Trilogy will fall in love with Jackson Steele and the first book in the Stark spin off, Say My Name. Jackson is a world-renowned architect who is as devastatingly handsome as he is broody and controlling. Damien Stark’s assistant, Sylvia Brooks, met Jackson five years ago. Their affair was brief and scorching hot. In the end, Sylvia made Jackson walk away. Her demons wouldn’t allow that kind of love, lust and openness...
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SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode18

"Shonda Rhimes takes no prisoners. “Honor Thy Father” is a white knuckle ride that ends in an OMG moment that will leave your mouth agape..."
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WHAT A LADY REQUIRES By Ashlyn Macnamara

What A Lady Requires is the final book of The Eton Boys Trilogy. Our hero, Rowan Battencliffe has not been much of a hero at all in the previous books – in fact, Macnamara set herself up to climb a very steep hill to redeem this fella. Having said that, it is safe to say none of the men in The Eton Boys Trilogy were born with a hero’s hat upon his head. Getting them to that point is more than a struggle for our lovely heroines...
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THE CLOSER YOU COME By Gena Showalter

"This is my first non-paranormal by Gena Showalter and now I can not wait to get my hands on the rest of this series. As the series name implies, these three brothers by choice, not by blood, are indeed the Original Heartbreakers. For a woman who loves to read about the terribly broken man who needs fixin’ THE CLOSER YOU COME is like manna from the heavens..."
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THE VIRGIN By Tiffany Reisz

"Tiffany Reisz has done it again. If you are not reading this series you are sorely missing out. Yes, there are BDSM elements throughout the series but the story, man, and the stories within the story and the way Reisz weaves everything together flawlessly, simply blows me away with each and every book."
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 17

"Put A Ring On It" kicks off with Cyrus’ boy-toy Michael getting busted by the paparazzi steppin’ out on the relationship. Liv steps in to change the conversation and strongly encourages Cyrus to marry Michael. And by marry I mean, Big, Gay, Republican White House wedding hosted by Mellie, no less. Love is love, no?
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Book Binge: The Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner

In anticipation of J. Kenner's new Stark trilogy spin-off series, Stark International (launching with SAY MY NAME on April 7), we have a series primer to get you up-to-speed on her bestselling Stark trilogy.
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 9

The episode kicks off with Elizabeth informing Hans that he may have blown his cover during their last mission together and the Centre is splitting them up. Hans does not take this info lightly and he seeks out Todd, the fella who may or may not have seen his face. Hans intends to eliminate this bump in the road but the kill shot to the face goes awry leaving Hans and Todd in a messy, bloody battle to the death...
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Book Binge: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

In preparation for the March 31st release of THE SHADOWS (BDB#13) I thought I’d share a little Black Dagger Brotherhood refresher. J.R. Ward created the town of Caldwell, NY in all of it’s extreme normalcy and disconcerting darkness and we’ve never been the same. This series is a go to recommendation when it comes to paranormal romance. The intricate world building that Ward has stayed so true to for so many books, never lets me down. Vampires, Lessers, The Omega…oh my! Sit back and get ready to be taken to BDB school!
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THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE by Molly Harper

"I’m a sucker for a well-written paranormal romance. I’m also a sucker for a well written comedy. Molly Harper checks off both of those boxes with her Half-Moon Hollow series. Molly Harper offers a fun look at the mystifying world of paranormal creatures and how they interact with undead human society."
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 16

Did you catch Lena Dunham's guest appearance on SCANDAL last night? We have all the (kinky) details in our own Scandalicious recap.
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 8

This week’s episode picks up exactly where we left off last week, with Philip, Elizabeth, and Reuben finding a safe house to interrogate Eugene Venter and Todd, his college aged minion. Philip, with is crazy 80s punk rock wig (and is that guyliner I see?) and Reuben take on Venter with a little good cop/bad cop scenario while Elizabeth (with a sassy pixie cut wig) tackles the fortress that is Todd.
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 15

We kick things off this week with potential VP Susan. Chosen because she will pose little threat to Mellie’s eventual presidential run, dopey Susan might just be a stronger candidate than anyone realized. The prep process to make Susan A) camera-ready and B) confirmation hearing-ready is brutal and eye opening...
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SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 14

Shonda Rhimes is notorious for pulling stories from the headlines. Last night’s episode, “The Lawn Chair,” was an emotional heart-stopper. It was an almost too soon but definitely necessary Ferguson-esque story. An unarmed black teenaged boy was shot in the street by a white cop on his beat in an impoverished neighborhood just minutes from the White House. The teen’s father, excellently portrayed by veteran actor, Courtney B. Vance shows up on the scene, shot gun in hand, demanding justice for his son. Olivia Pope is there to diffuse the situation for the DC Police Department.
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THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 6

Every week I sit and watch it thinking, this show is moving kinda’ slow, not much is really happening and then I hit the 45 minute commercial break part and realize I’ve not exhaled since it started and my notes are jibberish because I can’t seem to look away...
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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!
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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."
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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.
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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...
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THE MASTER (The Game Maker #2) by Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is an insta-purchase for me, her Immortals After Dark series is my go-to recommendation when someone wants to read paranormal. Her step into contemporary romance with The Game Maker series is shaping up to be exceptional. I loved the first book, The Professional, but it is safe to say, Cole outdid herself with THE MASTER...
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THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler

THE FIRST WIFE is an expertly crafted mystery that pulled me in from the first page and kept me guessing until the very end. The sex is fade-to-black but the relationship building is laid bare...