Steampunk, an Anthology, & More
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Articles / April 25, 2020

How to Cross a Marquess How to Cross a Marquess by Jane Ashford is $1.99! This one is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, so get it while you can. This seems to have a lot of catnip: enemies to lovers, meddling family, childhood history, neighbors. However, the book description is rather sparse and I wish there were more explanation on the central conflict. The Marquess of Chatton and his neighbor Fenella Fairclough have known each other all their lives. They refused to marry each other years ago when their parents demanded it, and they won’t concede now―even if circumstances have brought these former enemies much closer than they ever could have anticipated… Add to Goodreads To-Read List → You can find ordering info for this book here.       Kiss the Bride Kiss the Bride is $1.99 at Amazon! This is an anthology featuring three contemporary romance novellas from Laura Florand, Deirdre Martin, and Christie Ridgway. Readers say that the first story might be the weakest of the three, but that the other two really knock it out of the park. Some men have only one thing on their minds–and for three unsuspecting women, it appears to be marriage! Looks…

The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
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Articles / April 25, 2020

A- The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham April 28, 2020 · Avon Romance TW: Dead birds, alcoholism, death of infants at birth, spousal abuse I came here looking for an amazing story and Bitches, I was not disappointed. Even during a time when I have an attention span of about five seconds, this book kept me reading. It up-ended tropes, subverted expectations, and, thanks to the Author’s Note, gave me a seriously happy historical fix. The romance itself combines some actual realities with a big dose of crumbling seaside cliffs and amazing dresses, which I am so here for, and found family is a huge part of the story. The plot is as follows. Seraphina Arden refuses to be called a fallen woman. She is a Rakess, and through her writing, her speeches, and her efforts to start an institute “for the advancement and education of the female sex,” she seeks to promote rights for women throughout England. Seraphina holes up in her family’s abandoned house in Cornwall so she can finish writing her memoirs, but the memories are so painful that she finds it hard to progress. Meanwhile, widower Adam Anderson, Scottish father of two, is an architect who is…

Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part Two
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Articles / April 25, 2020

It’s our second and last Whatcha Reading of the month! We hope you all have been staying safe and trying to fill the time as best you can, in whatever ways you can. Maybe it’s not with reading and that’s okay! Here’s what we’ve managed to pick up in the last two weeks: Carrie: Catching up on my TBR pile at last with The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. 64 pages in, I love the prose and the characters. Shana: I’m reading Just One More by Jodie Slaughter. ( A ) The book started with some gross bodily functions humor that was rough, but I persevered! So far it’s a fluffy Valentine’s Day novella that has me wanting to eat pink cupcakes. To be fair, I want cupcakes pretty much every day. A | BN | K | AB Claudia: Talking about persevering…I am on the last few chapters of the last book in the Bec MacMaster’s London Steampunk series. Feels like a minor miracle because I am still too scattered to read for long stretches. Big payoff with this one, though, and I’m glad I read them all and in order. Of Silk and Steam is…