About three months ago, I started this blog post. But between my review for Misfits by Garrett Leigh and posting the ice cream recipes that were supposed to go up the next day, I found out something crazy exciting: my husband’s work was moving him (and me) to London for six months. Um. That was
Beyond Ruin is the latest in the long-running dystopian future romance Beyond series by Kit Rocha. These are most definitely not standalone books, but the first one, Beyond Shame, always seems to be free at all the major ebook outlets so it’s a low-risk way to try the series. Of all the books in this
Set in the paranormal Victorian world of KJ Charles’ Charm of Magpies series, Rag & Bone is the follow-up novel to A Queer Trade, a novella that appeared in the Charmed & Dangerous anthology last year. In A Queer Trade, we were introduced to Ned, a working class man who buys used paper in bulk
Iron & Velvet, the first book in the Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator series, is an f/f urban fantasy and a campy romp of a book. The cast is large, the mystery quite plotty and the dry, noirish witticisms utterly hilarious. While done up Sam Spade style, what Iron & Velvet most reminds me of is
I love finding funny, smart, new-to-me romance writers and Ruby Lang definitely fits the bill. The second book in the Practice Perfect series, Hard Knocks is about a neurologist coping with parental illness and an aging hockey player working though a vocational crisis. It doesn’t appear to matter whether these are read out of order.
The King’s Man by Elizabeth Kingston had me raving for a week. I listened to the audio during a car trip over the holidays and when we got home from our drive, my husband and I invented errands so we could keep listening. It’s that good. The fact that the narration is done by Nicholas
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles is one of the best books I’ve read all year. The romance, the politics, the history, everything combines to a near-perfect whole. It’s not a stand-alone and readers who skip A Fashionable Indulgence, the first in the Society of Gentlemen series, will miss quite a lot as much of
So. Hazelnut & Whiskey-Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies. Doesn’t that sound AH-MAZING? That’s because it is! Every year I bake for the holidays–a bunch of cookies that stay pretty standard from year-to-year and a couple of experiments. And lemme tell you, this experiment is the best one ever. I sent a few of the first batch
So…this has nothing to do with romance. But if you follow me on Twitter, you know I was baking a cake this weekend. A vanilla malt cake with pretzel malt crunch, white chocolate ganache and cookie butter buttercream. And of everything, it seems to be the cookie butter buttercream that is attracting the most attention.