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: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

24 Jul

Let’s start with a quote, shall we, from page 329: “I’m a sadist, Ana. I like to whip little brown-haired girls like you because you all look like the crack whore—my birth mother.” If that sets your loins aflame and moistened, fear not, sisters. There’s an ointment for that. Your ginny will be okay in […]

Based on Excerpts: What Should I Read Next?

23 Jul

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I passed by the Penguin booth and was handed four sample booklets containing excerpts of some upcoming/newly released novels. This one has five paranormal young adult, all of which features vampires except “Dreaming Awake” by Gwen Hayes, which stars an incubus hero, which is kind of like a […]

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

20 Jul

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl begin a courtship. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl both lose their jobs in publishing. Boy and girl leave big city and move to boy’s podunk hometown. Girl disappears; Boy gets blamed for murder. Can’t review without spoilers. You’ve been warned. Girl on a Wire Gwenda Bond […]

Review: Secrets of a Pregnant Princess by Carla Cassidy

25 Jun

People of color in love!!! Brown people in the hizzzzouse! How exciting. Sad to say, but in Romancelandia—even now in the year 2012—you’d think only white people have the right to fall in love. But in this book, we’re getting a buttload of it. Brown people boning like it’s going out of style, woooot! Brown […]