"I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Probst during the 2015 RT Book Lovers Convention in Dallas. She mentions SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL in the interview so of course I read it as soon as I got home! This was my first Jennifer Probst book and it certainly will not be my last."
"HOT ALPHAS is an anthology that revolves around, well, hot alpha men and the women that love them. Some of the authors were new to me but others were not but each story brings a little something different to the table."
Somehow, in the midst of RT madness, our Scandal had the time to watch this season finale. Can you say rock star blogger? Enjoy...
"The danger feels real and the twists will catch you off guard. WITCHES BE BURNED has gory battle scenes and extremely sexy sex scenes."
In honor of romance-loving moms everywhere, we’ve put together a list of great reads for Mother’s Day, with picks from our very own Scandal, Tiffany Tyer, and editor Sue Grimshaw. Happy Mother’s Day and happy reading!
"Usually I love a show that kicks off with an “Adult Content” warning -- but maybe not so much with this one. Jake is busy recovering at warp speed under Liv’s watchful eye. Quinn and Huck are next door doing all sorts of nasty torture “adult content” things to Russell. They want to understand what Foxtail is and Quinn has the power tools and isn’t afraid to use them. Brutal, just brutal; but then again, when you work for Papa Pope, crap like this is in the job description. We know Russell was trained better than that – he doesn’t need a kneecap or his fingernails – they won't get the Foxtail scoop out of him."
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.
Last night's SCANDAL ends with a "Whaaaaaat?!??!" moment. Our recap gives you all the details...SPOILER ALERT!!
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!
"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."
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...
"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."
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...
"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..."
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...
"This season is coming to a close and I see lots of potential explosive endings..."
"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..."
"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."
"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?
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.
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...
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!
"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."
"Time travel books are some of my all time favorites. When you add a fella in a kilt and a strong Highland brogue, well, stick a fork in me because I’m done!"
Did you catch Lena Dunham's guest appearance on SCANDAL last night? We have all the (kinky) details in our own Scandalicious recap.
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.
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...
"For me, the underlying current of this episode is Philip’s loss of control over his life. "
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.