They’re So Vein (The Grateful Undead Book 1) by Susan Stec

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

 

Book Review: They're So Vein by Susan StecSusan,  a 58-year-old woman, encounters an altercation between a woman and a child in a public restroom where she stops while out with her sister. In her enthusiasm to film the conflict to post on her YouTube page, she inadvertently finds herself the object of the strange child’s ire. Susan wakes up to find that she looks 30 years younger and, oh yes, she’s also a vampire. The women in her life are eager to jump on this fountain of youth but the vampire world is much more organized than they thought it would be and their behavior is attracting attention they could do without. Is a youthful body worth the danger they’ve found?

 

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The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

 

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild, book reviewAnnie McDee is a chef that has had a hard time with love. Still heartbroken by the end of her long term relationship, she takes a lover for whom she plans an elaborate birthday dinner and buys a painting. When he stands her up, she’s left with the gift which turns out to be worth a lot and sought after by some unsavory and dangerous folks. The painting takes Annie on a path leading through European history and possibly to love.

 

 

 

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Rising Tide by Susan Roebuck

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

 

Rising Tide by Susan Roebuck, romance, mystery book reviewLuminosa, Portugal is a small sea-side community with deep secrets. Leo Shines and Piper Pines arrive from vastly different areas of the world each with the goal of discovering more about their mothers. Can they break the ice of the furtive town and find the information they seek?

 

 

 

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Rabid Reader’s Valentine’s Day book recommendations

Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.

 

 

Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.

 

 

 

A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.

 

 

 

If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.

 

 

 

Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.

 

 

 

Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.

 

 

Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.

 

 

 

Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.

 

 

 

What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.

Trapped On Talonque: (A Sectors SF romance) by Veronica Scott

Publication Date: August 21, 2016

 

VS_Trapped_on_TalonqueTrapped on Talonque by Veronica Scott is the fifth book in the Sectors series. Bithia had been placed in a sleep-like stasis by her people thousands of years before and now sleeps as the captive of a primitive and war-like people that view her as a deity. When they capture Space Marine Nate Reilly and his men, they’re brought before Bithia and she wakes temporarily and forms a psychic link with him. Bithia will guide Nate and his men but the path is treacherous.  He alone can save her but will he succeed?

 

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Gabriella (Hiatt Regency Classics Book 1) by Brenda Hiatt

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

 

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The Duke of Ravenham (Dex) lost a bet and must bring Miss Gabriella (Brie) Gordon into society. Her family connections are not desirable in London society, but Dex may be the one man that can help her make a brilliant match. As Dex gets to know Brie and their friendship builds, will he be able to let her go?

 

 

 

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Phaleeta’s Obsession by Cathy Crowne

Publication Date: November 12, 2015

 

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Phaleeta Turnbow is a lifelong, Kansas City resident that works in public relations at a publishing house and has a disastrous dating life. She measures all men against the man of her dreams, Frisco Balantine, a fictional creation by author Rob Penner. When Phaleeta  gets an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) of Rod’s new book and finds that he’s killed Frisco, she decides that the protagonist must be modeled after the author. In researching her next move, she finds that Rod’s hometown of Lavender Fields, Michigan is in need of a new librarian. Can Phaleeta  find happiness in the tiny western Michigan town with the man of her dreams or will he turn out to be a nightmare?

 

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Lady of the Star Wind by Veronica Scott

Release Date: May 10, 2016

 

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Mark Denaltieri is an ex-soldier who has a history with the Empress of the Outlier planet. When she asks him to rescue his first love Princess Alessandra from kidnappers, he finds himself unable to deny her request. Alessandra’s grandmother told her that Mark was dead so when he appears in the home where she’s held is under attack, she’s not sure if the person trying to trick her is worse than what waits outside. While running from a man that wants to use Alessandra to land a throne, the duo finds themselves entrusted with a strange gift that takes them to another world where Alessandra is mistaken for the legendary Lady of the Star Wind. Can they find a way to survive together and if they do, will they ever be able to bear being apart?

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Spurs and Lace: Clearwater County World by Bonnie R. Paulson

Publication Date: January 30, 2014

 

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Dr. Becky O’Donald is a small-town doctor that wants to find her way back to the big city. Slate McAllister is a local veterinarian that prefers horses to people. When they meet on a stormy night, Becky saves Slate and sparks fly, but can anything happen with Slate looking for a doctor to help a little boy that is his mirror image?

 

 

 

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Healer of the Nile: A Novella: Gods of Egypt by Veronica Scott

Release Date: March 15, 2016

 

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Tadenhut, a warrior in Pharaoh’s inner circle, is injured and sent home to die. Mehyta, a healer, is called in to ease his transition to the afterlife. Mehtya realizes that Tadenhut is trapped between life and death and tries to use her skill to save him. As she works to heal him, Mehyta realizes her connection to him runs dead but he’s in Pharaoh’s inner circle and she’s a rural healer. Is there any hope for them and can Mehtya just let Tadenhut go when he recovers?

 

 

 

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