Weekly Wrap-up #6

The biggest review for me this would have to be Along Came a Spider. Yes there were other books, some of which were really good, but it was hard for them to compete with Nicky Blue. I’ve been playing a little catch-up while I wait Tuesday’s releases – Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn, Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak, Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips and Flirting With Texas by Katie Lane. Continue reading

Review: A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner

A Lady and her MagicTitle: A Lady and Her Magic (Faerie #1)
Author: Tammy Falkner
Release Date: 4 September 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781402268120
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
2star

Sophia Thorne is a fairy on a mission armed with a little magic, a grandmother and a set of rules that she must never ever break. Sophia quickly settles in even though she isn’t that good at her job. She can’t afford to fail however as she might end up losing her wings. Continue reading

Review: Serendipity by Carly Phillips

SerendipityTitle: Serendipity (Serendipity #1)
Author: Carly Phillips
Release Date: 6 September 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 283 pages
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425243831
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
4star
 

Faith Harrington had it all until her father got sent to jail. She lost her house, her money and more importantly, other people’s respect. Now she’s back and trying to make it as an interior designer. She thinks things can’t get any worse but then she discovers that the bad boy Ethan who once stole a kiss from her, now owns her family home. Continue reading

Review: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

A Rogue By Any Other NameTitle: A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: 28 February 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 386 pages
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780062068521
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
4star

Michael, Marquess of Bourne, may have lost everything in a card game but he has turned his fortunes around and become a partner in a gaming establishment. The one thing he desires above all is to regain Falconwell, the estate he gambled away. Since it has been included in Lady Penelope Marbury’s dowry, he decides to marry her and claim his land once and for all. Continue reading

Review: A Duchess to Remember by Christina Brooke

A Duchess to RememberTitle: A Duchess to Remember (Ministry of Marriage #3)
Author: Christina Brooke
Release Date: 26 June 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia
ISBN: 9781921518843
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star
 

Lady Cecily Westruther is happy to go along with the Ministry of Marriage’s plans and marry a duke. She craves independence and as the gentleman in question already has an heir and a mistress, she won’t have to spend any time with him. Now this is where things get a little silly but also a bit more entertaining. She wrote a damning letter about her fiancé when she ten and suddenly feels the need to retrieve it before her potential marriage can be destroyed. She dresses up as a footman and breaks into the house where she thinks the letter may be kept, only to encounter the owner Rand, Duke of Ashburn. Sparks fly between the two but Cecily refuses to break her engagement. Continue reading

Review: Cards & Caravans by Cindy Spencer Pape

Cards & CaravansTitle: Cards & Caravans (Gaslight Chronicles #5)
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Release Date: 18 March 2013
Genre: Steampunk
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426895227
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star

Connor McKay failed to win the fair Wink’s heart and so got transferred out of London. He got word that a young lady, Belinda, had been convicted of witchcraft and decided to investigate. As a Knight of the Order of the Round Table, Connor is used to sniffing out and monitoring all sorts of supernatural things. Belinda clearly has powers but they are so small she couldn’t have done much damage. Deciding the whole situation is suss, he whisks her away to his family’s place. Continue reading

Review: Moonlight & Mechanicals by Cindy Spencer Pape

Moonlight & MechanicalsTitle: Moonlight & Mechanicals (Gaslight Chronicles #4)
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Release Date: 22 October 2012
Genre: Steampunk
Page count: 176 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426894527
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star
Wink is all grown up and while she is an engineer who has sound ideas on the uses of electricity, everyone seems to want her to get married. Her suitor Connor is a dear friend but there is no spark between them. The man she really wants, Liam, claims he doesn’t want her. Wink is thrown together with Liam as they try to find what happened to the scores of people and dogs that have recently gone missing in London and how to protect the Queen from a villainous plot. Continue reading

Review: Kilts & Kraken by Cindy Spencer Pape

Kilts & KrakenTitle: Kilts & Kraken (Gaslight Chronicles #3)
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Release Date: 4 June 2012
Genre: Steampunk
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426893841
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
4star

Magnus, Baron Findlay, has a very strong connection with his island home. Unfortunately someone has unleashed the kraken on his formerly tranquil retreat and he spends his days fighting the creatures. He is swept out to see during a particularly brutal battle and eventually washes up on Mull where Alice MacDonald takes him in. Unable to heal him herself, Alice contacts Sir Fergus MacKay for help and he sends his daughter Dr Geneva MacKay. Continue reading