Musings

dalessandro_seduced-review.jpgReviewed by Buffie Johnson
Publisher:  Berkley
Rating:  4.75 stars

Seduced at Midnight is the third book in the Ladies Literary Society of London quartet of novels by wonderful author Jacquie D’Alessandro.   Membership to the Ladies Literary Society of London is very exclusive.   In fact, there are only four members: Countess Surbrooke (Carolyn Sutton), Marchioness Langston (Sarah Devenport), Lady Emily Stapleford, and Lady Julianne Bradley. These four friends formed the society so they could read select novels – ones of the most scandalous sorts.   Their selection this time is  . .. The Ghost of Devonshire Manor. A book about a ghost who has the keen ability to pleasure a mortal woman.

Lady Julianne Bradley has watched two of her friends find love and happiness in marriage.  But Julianne knows she will …

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campbell_devilreview.jpgReviewed by Marisa O’Neill
Publisher: Avon
Grade: 5 stars

Every once in a while you read a book that transports you. After reading TEMPT THE DEVIL I was transported, but I also had a period of mourning. It was hard for me to read another book because this one stayed with me long after I closed the last page. The prose, the characters, the dialogue, the ambiance is magic woven together in a seamless and masterful way. Anna Campbell is a virtuoso with words – and the words come together bringing incandescent and vivid images that create a sumptuous world that keeps you feasting for hours.

Ms. Campbell’s third book, TEMPT THE DEVIL, is a tale of love between a man and a woman, and one of the most romantic …

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Campbell_Devilhome About two years ago Maria and Anna_headI had the pleasure of meeting author Anna Campbell at the RWA National  Convention. It was actually Kim Castillo who brought her to my attention. She asked me if I had read Claiming the Courtesan – and if not -I should run and get it. So, of course I did. I was hooked. Who was this new author? And was she going to be in Dallas?  Well you know the rest. I did get to meet Anna and I did do an interview with her. It was one of the most enjoyable and fun interviews I’ve ever done.  Since then Anna has become one of my favorite authors. Her writing transforms and transcends.

Over the past two years Maria and I have convinced Anna …

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By Kati Dancy

As I said before, 2008 was an amazing year for reading. I know, speaking for myself that reading Joanna Bourne’s The Spymaster’s Lady in January of this year kicked off a three week reading slump where I couldn’t even bring myself to read the back of a cereal box. But it picked up after that and I read SO many terrific books. Our reviewers chose our favorite books, and you all narrowed the list to help us award the First Annual RNTV Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

Our first category was Contemporary Romance. Six of our reviewers chose Lisa Kleypas’s Blue Eyed Devil for its poignant treatment of domestic abuse and its tender love story. You all agreed overwhelmingly. Orannia, one of our readers chose Blue Eyed Devil because …

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callahan_lonereview.jpgReviewed by Andrea Williamson
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
4.75 stars

Lone Star Woman is the debut book by Sadie Callahan, but she is no stranger to romance fiction.  Some of you may know her as Anna Jeffrey and also half of the amazingly funny Dixie Cash.  Whatever you want to call her, she is definitely a gifted author.

As the only child of a wealthy ranch owner and businessman, Judith Ann Strayhorn has always been fortunate enough to enjoy the best things in life.  She lives at the Circle C, a sprawling ranch, went to the best school, and has never lacked for money.  Lately though, she yearns for something more in her small Texas town.  Regardless of knowing the ins and outs of running the cattle ranch, her father and …

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