Sarina Bowen, a Boxed Set, & More
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Articles / September 9, 2019

Duke of Darkness Duke of Darkness by Anabelle Bryant is 99c This is the second book in the Three Regency Rogues series and the first and third books are also on sale! This is a romance between a man and his ward, which I know is catnip for some of you. However, some readers felt the book lacked a tremendous amount of historical accuracy. London, 1817 The Duke of Wharncliffe, Devlin Ravensdale, is devastated when he receives a missive announcing the death of his only relative, Aunt Min. Consumed with guilt, he regrets not having visited her in years, despite that he has chosen a reclusive lifestyle to hide his secretive past. Saddened by the loss, he dutifully honors his aunt’s last wish, to take responsibility of a young ward, Alex, and arrange a suitable marriage. Reluctant, yet determined, Devlin sets off to collect his young charge, only to discover the he is a she, and Alexandra is stunningly beautiful…posing an unexpected temptation. Tasked with finding an eligible bachelor, Devlin is forced back into society, a world where he has something of a dark reputation. Worse yet, it seems the beguiling beauty has a secret of her own to hide. Still, finding a…

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
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Articles / September 9, 2019

B+ The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis September 10, 2019 · Berkley Mystery/Thriller Oh my goodness, this book made me just ridiculously happy. The Vanished Bride is the first of what I hope will be many in the Bronte Sisters Mysteries series. I found this book to be surprisingly true to what I know about the Bronte’s lives and personalities, and entertaining without diminishing the historical characters. The story takes place in 1845. All of the Bronte siblings (who have survived so far) are living with their father in Yorkshire. Charlotte recently returned from Brussels nursing a broken heart. Anne and Branwell have lost their positions with a family in York because Branwell had an affair with their employer’s wife. Branwell is also nursing a broken heart, while Anne is furious with him. Emily is relatively content as long as she’s allowed to do exactly as she likes. The sisters are shocked to learn that a local woman named Elizabeth Chester disappeared from her home, leaving behind a husband, two young children whom she apparently adored, and a pool of blood. Why would the murderer have stolen the body? It can’t have been to conceal the crime, for the blood…

Cover Snark: A New Animorph
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Articles / September 9, 2019

Happy Cover Snark Day, everyone! From Chris: The chest hair on this cover seems so…realistic? Close up: Elyse: He’s gonna get rope burn. Sarah: I have this impulse to bring the photo to my aesthetician and ask, “Is that too short to wax? It is, right?” I estimate that’s about 6 days of hair growth, maybe a bit more, and he’s probably ITCHY. Hence the rope. Elyse: It looks like he shaved and now it’s in the itchy stage of growing back. Sarah: Exactly. Only thing that’ll soothe the irritation: rope. Amanda: Can you imagine trying to run your hand over his chest? It’d be like caressing a cheese grater. Elyse: I enjoy a hirsute man, but that hair needs to be soft, you know? I don’t want to cuddle and walk away with a rash on my cheek. Amanda: I dated a guy who did a lot of track and field and he decided to shave his arms. Just brushing up against him was a painful experience. Carrie: That’s not a hand, Title Person. Sarah: “Hard.” “Hand.” Eh. Same difference. Catherine: *sings* “Take me hard… take me whole [censored] too…”. (‘Cos I can’t help writing bad song parodies for…