The Highlander’s Princess Bride – Book Review

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The Highlander’s Princess Bride is both a charming Regency romp and a searing indictment of male attitudes towards women’s rights in the period, and I absolutely loved every word of it. It has everything you might want from a Highlander romance; a sexy, brooding Scotsman – in fact, a whole family of seven brothers – a clan laird, a castle, and more kilts than you could shake a skean dhu at.

Where things get interesting with this novel is with the princess in question, because Victoria isn’t really a princess. She is, in fact, an illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent and a Brighton barmaid, and being of such dubious background, she knows very well that she will spend her whole life fighting an uphill battle to gain any kind of respectability.

Nevertheless, Victoria is absolutely no quitter. She’s a professional governess and she’s very, very good at what she does. When her employer’s rakish…

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Editorial Review – Notna

 

Title: Notna

Author: J. D. Cunegan

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Notna brings readers a story of angels, demons, and a war for our planet with a touch of aliens and archeology in the mix. Jackson “Jack” Corbett and Cassandra Federov are both professors at Texas A&M who enjoy archeology, though thus far, they haven’t “hit it big” in terms of funding. Then a representative from the Smithsonian recruits them to find the legendary Gem of Notna, an alien weapon of immense power with a prophecy attached.

But Jack, Cassandra, and their allies aren’t the only ones searching for the gem. They are opposed by the current leader of the Underworld and his vampire rival, along with a handful of nasty monsters brought up from the Underworld to wreck havoc and stop the prophecy from coming to pass.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Hooked: By a Billionaire

 

This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

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Having endured the last year of her life neck deep in a ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ pace of life at the prestigious Topanga restaurant, Lara Lamb is fed up, tired and ready for something new. Taking a chance, she accepts a job as the Chef aboard the yacht ‘El Lobo’, an opulent ship destined for uncertain ports with a friendly crew and a handsome player of an owner who has both a chip – and a monkey – on his shoulder.

Morgan Wolf is everything Lara is trying to get away from: rich, spoiled rotten, oozing sex appeal and so sure of himself it makes her skin itch, even as she shivers.

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Editorial Review – Orphan

 

Title: Orphan

Author: T. R. Connolly

Genre: Contemporary fiction, murder mystery

 

This short novel tells the story of Chunk DeLuna, an orphan in Brazil who carves out a criminal empire built on drugs, prostitution, gambling, and corruption. Along the way, the novel also shares the struggles of Suzanne and Lupe, the two women who have shared DeLuna’s life, enduring his harsh ideas of love and happiness.

The story is very interpersonal and, at times, quite gruesome as it tells of the people DeLuna has threatened, blackmailed, or forced to do what he wants. Most of the time, the focus is on how DeLuna expands his realm rather than the day-to-day practices, so readers get to experience the business side rather than the operations themselves.

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Dirty Red – Book Review

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About this Book:

Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he’s mine I’ll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn’t ever think about you anymore. I won’t let him go….ever.
Dirty Red

Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn’t. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.

My Review:

“A woman should never have to fight so hard to be with a man. He should just want her.”
See I disliked Leah from the first…

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Editorial Review – The Mouse Thief

 

Title: The Mouse Thief

Author: Scott M. Madden

Genre: Alternate HistoryTime Travel

 

The Mouse Thief is about Professor Peter McLarsens time travel journey to the 1920s to steal Mickey Mouse. And once he accomplishes it, he alters the course of history. Then it’s up to Walt Disney himself to head into the future and set things right with Peter.

The plot for this alternate history/time travel novel was quite original and highly imaginative. The chapters alternated from present day with Peter to the past in 1928 with Walt Disney.

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Throwback Thursday – House of Judges

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Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

House of Judges by Keary Taylor

 

Book Synopsis:

Alivia once led a House full of immortal vampires, but now everything has been stripped away. Her friends have turned their backs on her, convinced she betrayed them and their Born kind. Taken prisoner to the King’s Court, she awaits her trial. But the sins of her father threaten to blacken her chances of clearing her name.

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