Pirates, Witches, & More
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Articles / December 29, 2019

Stormy Persuasion Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey is $1.99 at Amazon and $2.99 elsewhere! Readers loved the opposites attract element of this historical romance, while others found the plot to be a little all over the place. It looks like a few other of Lindsey’s books are discounted. James Malory sets sail for America to honor a promise he made to his in-laws: His and Georgina’s daughter, Jacqueline, will have her come-out in America. Judith and Jacqueline Malory are not simply cousins; they are inseparable best friends. Refusing to miss Jacqueline’s come-out in Connecticut, Judith convinces her parents to let her delay her London debut by a few weeks so she can accompany her cousin. Neither girl intends to fall in love during her first Season. But Judith’s plans are overturned when aboard ship she comes face-to-face with the ghost who has been haunting her dreams. Unknown to the Malorys, deckhand Nathan Tremayne is a smuggler with a noose around his neck. Determined to carry out a covert mission in America that could gain him a pardon, Nathan senses that beautiful Judith Malory is trouble. Somehow the minx knows his secret—and now she’s blackmailing him into doing her bidding. While passions…

Best of 2019 Reviews, Part Two!
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Articles / December 29, 2019

NB: This week, we’re taking a look back at 2019. We’ve got a week of best-of posts to share, with reviews, cover snark, sales, and more. We hope you enjoy revisiting our archives, and most of all, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and a happy new year – with all the very best of reading. … We have arrived to the official top five! Are you ready? I’ll give you a few minutes to place any last minute bets into the betting pool at which books are listed below. Aside from that, I want to get a little mushy and say thank you to all the readers who visit the site every day. Whether you’ve been here for a couple months or nearly all of our fifteen years on the internet, we so appreciate you being here. The community wouldn’t the same without your suggestions, you engagement, and of course, your book recommendations. Top five, here we go! … A | BN | K | AB 5. Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean (July 29) Review by Carrie Grade: A This book is funny, sexy, and empathetic towards its characters. It does tend towards the melodramatic so…

Smart Bitches Happy Hanukkah Giveaway 2019 – Night Eight!
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Articles / December 29, 2019

Happy Hanukkah, 2019! Tonight is the final night of Hanukkah! Time to clean the wax off the menorot, finish off the latkes, and possibly make smores with all that heat from the candles. And, it means we have one last giveaway. Ready? Let’s do this! Today’s prize is: a Kate Spade Ellie Small tote in Anthracite. I have to tell you, I liked this bag so much I bought one for myself, and I really, really love it. It’s shiny and silver, it’s very lightweight, it stands up on its own, and it has a nifty zipper pocket on the side of the larger zipper for my phone. I hope you like it just as much! Of course I have pics! Hot diggity, a top view. You can see the second zipper in this picture: I love that feature. Want some specs? The bag measures approximately 10″H x 11″ W x 4″D It has an adjustable crossbody strap drop length of 22″. The top zips closed – and has a second zip pocket you might have heard me mention. The interior has two slide pockets, and one zipper pocket. Want to enter? Yay! Just leave a comment telling us the book…