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Review: The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

17 Sep

I think I remember the story of the “Ugly Duckling.” I had a set of those Little Golden Books when I was a kid. SPOILERS AHEAD. Basically, a little cygnet egg (holy crap, did you know that baby swans are called cygnets?) rolls out of its nest and makes its way to a duck’s nest […]

Review: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

26 Jul

Full disclosure: I was in Lancaster, CA last weekend (don’t ask) and found myself at a Wal-Mart at 10:30 in the evening on a Saturday. I was looking for something to read—while I cooked like a turkey in the sweltering heat on the asphalt of Willow Springs International Raceway under a canopy (98 degrees Fahrenheit […]

Review: Tempestuous Reunion by Lynne Graham

18 May

I love vintage Mills and Boon, especially ones featuring a winsome, as-delicate-as-spun-sugar, wide-eyed ingenue being chased and seduced by a barely civilized, steely-eyed Neanderthal in a Saville Row suit in London… or Toronto. There’s just so much gooey, cheesy, melodramatic nonsense going on that you can almost bite into the crazy pie and come back […]

Review: Gimme a Kiss by Christopher Pike

9 May

That is one scary book cover. I closed my eyes just now and saw it on my eyelids. Great. I’ll probably dream tonight about some bizarre frog-lady with scuba goggles and googly eyes chasing after me, screaming, “Gimme a kiss! Gimme a kiss!” Christopher Pike was a staple in my early teenage years. He was […]

Review: Starters by Lissa Price

29 Apr

The cover of the book tells me that if I loved The Hungaaaah Gaaaamez, I will surely LURVE this book. Usually, I’m skeptical about claims like these because whenever I go to the grocery store to buy cereal and end up buying the store-brand which proclaim, “If you like Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, you will love […]