Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blogger weirdness

Hey y'all I am having some really weird issues with Blogger not loading...well, your blogs, in firefox 7 so, I don't know what's going on, whether it's my dino computer or what. But.... just so you know, I'm trying to read you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Terra Nova Premiere

Did you see the show last night? I posted a review here of it here:

Be aware, if you haven't seen the episode, there are some spoilers involved. But I'd be interested to hear what y'all thought of the show. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned book week posts

Hi all. I've got a few posts concerning banned book week over at my other blog.

An Intro:

Banned book review 1 : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling here)

Banned book review 2: (thanks Shelia for letting me know about this!):
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf here.

I hope you find them entertaining/insightful and educational. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Giveaway: Ruling Passions at ATUF

All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away a copy of the omnibus of Ruling Passions by Alyxandra Harvey. (Includes Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood.) Details here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

(A Meme by Should Be Reading)

From Dragon Haven
by Robin Hobb.
p. 249
"You're splattering mud all over me. Stop it!" Sintara lifted the frills along her neck, confident that her own display was at least as intimidating as his.*

This is book two in the Rain Wild Chronicles, with, according to Robin Hobb's website, a third and fourth volume coming in 2012. If you're interested in reading more of Dragon Haven, it's available at local bookstores, and of course online at, and

*This quote came from the ARC sent to by the folks at Eos. I don't have a published copy, so I don't know if this line is still in the published book itself.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Making her own way

I found this on a friend's site and thought some of the writers here might find it interesting

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Q and A with Loretta C. Rogers.

To continue with the last review I posted (Bannon's Brides), I've also done a Q and A over at the Examiner, with author Loretta C. Rogers, about her book. If you'd like to see it, it's up here. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Loretta C. Rogers' blushing brides

cover art by Angela Anderson

Bannon's Brides
Loretta C. Rogers
Published by Cactus Rose/The Wild Rose Press
(My review copy came from the author. Thanks, Loretta! :))

In Loretta C. Rogers’ latest historical romance, Bannon’s Brides, Fiona is bereft over the loss of both her brother and father, and living alone, faces Blackie Sledge’s relentless attempts to make her the latest addition to his brothels—and his bed. Fiona can’t stand the thought, and so makes a desperate choice to become a mail order bride. Surely traveling cross-country to marry a hardworking logger will be better than becoming Blackie’s latest tarnished gem.

Cordell Bannon doesn’t much care about the background or troubles of the women he’s to escort to the Oregon territory, so long as they all arrive safe and sound and can each fulfill their contracts. There are many dangers along the way—Indians, sickness, weather, snakes—and it’s quite possible many of the eager, prospective brides won’t survive to see Oregon’s borders.

What Bannon doesn’t count on is the fiery Fiona, nor how quickly becomes the group’s leader. Nor does he foresee how she easily she will wrap his heart around her little finger. However, since Fiona’s an alternate bride, she’s bound to take the place of one of the main brides—automatically betrothed to a logger—if the first choice dies.

And there are a lot of hazards to worry about, while crossing the wild country—disease, snakes, Indians, storms. Did I mention the buffalo stampede?

Just about everything gets thrown at this poor wagon train of brides.

If the main brides survive, however Fiona is free to marry who she wants, and she wants Bannon!

So! Will Fiona escape Blackie Sledge or will he come claim what he sees as his property? Will the brides survive this wild adventure (and wild, it is)? Heck, will Cordell and Isaiah survive to get the women cross country, come to that?

Author Loretta C. Rogers has built quite a wild adventure, here, and sprinkled her vivid picture of the Old West with a very large cast of interesting characters. Historical fiction readers, and fans of Western Romances alike, should not be disappointed.

My rating? Well, my readers, you know I'm picky as far as historicals go, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one so:

 I look forward to reading more of her work someday. :)

If you want to find out what happens to Fiona, the brides, and their stalwart escorts, you’ll have to get Bannon’s Brides for yourself. It’s available at The Wild Rose Press in ebook here, and paperback here, or at Amazon in paperback and for the Kindle, and for the Sony E-reader at the Sony store here.

If you'd like to learn more about Loretta C. Rogers and her works see her website at


Juli D. Revezzo has written the Victorian romance novel WATCHMAKER'S HEART. Check it out at Amazon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Martial Hearts by Kelly McCrady

cover art by Nicola Martinez
Martial Hearts
Kelly McCrady
published by The Wild Rose Press, Sweetheart Rose Line
(My reading copy was purchased at The Wild Rose Press website)

In Kelly McCrady’s Martial Hearts April Martin is a student of the martial art Kenpo Karate, and in between her lessons, it seems she’s fallen for her instructor, the very cute and capable black belt Austin Li. She just can’t bring herself to tell him. What’s a girl to do when the fantasies of her instructor won’t quit kicking her in the gut? Dare she hope he's as interested in her as she is in him? Maybe a private lesson would sort things out, but is the shy little nurse April brazen enough to take the chance? What will Austin do when she’s got him pinned to the mat?

You know the drill. You’ll have to read to find out the answer to that, one. ;)

With a vividly drawn heroine who, though never shirking from a fight, has a palpable fear of rejection—and a hero I dare any gal not to take an interest in—Ms. McCrady’s Martial Hearts is an endearing little story. Part of Sweetheart Rose line for The Wild Rose Press, and a short little novella of thirty-five pages, I was a little partial to the storyline, given a personal connection to a Clearwater based Kenpo instructor ( ), but I think any fan of sweet romance, and maybe students of Kenpo Karate, might enjoy this one.

My rating?

If you’d like to, you can get this cute little story at The Wild Rose Press website, or for Kindle at, or the Barnes and Noble website for the Nook.

To learn more about Kelly McCrady see her website at:

(There's a slightly different version, as usual, up at the Examiner if you wouldn't mind giving it a click for me, here. Thank you! I appreciate it.)

Juli's Books

Available at now at Itunes:
Bicycle Requiem

Amazon. Some also available at Audible, Barnes and Noble, Draft2Digital
Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter by Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, jilted bride, older man-younger woman romance, Amazon kindle, kindle unlimited
Fifty Measly Bucks (To Save A Witch) by Juli D. Revezzo, time travel, dark fantasy, suspense, Salem Witch Trials, New Adult suspense, Kindle Unlimited
Dark fantasy, time travel
Passion's Sacred Dance, Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 1 by Juli D. Revezzo, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle Unlimited
free with Audible trial, Watchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, audiobook
New audiobook @ Audible
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Victorian romance, historical romance, Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, read free with Amazon Prime, Kindle UnlimitedThe Artist's Inheritance, Antique Magic book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionCaitlin's Book of Shadows, Antique Magic book 2, by Juli D. Revezzo, short fiction, free ebook, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fiction
Drawing Down the Shades, Antique Magic book 3, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionLady of the Tarot by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic romance, historical romance, tarot
House of Cards, Reign of Tarot book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, pagan paranormal fiction, witch fiction, tarot-themed fiction, Gothic fiction, supernatural horrorSing a Mournful Melody by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, Vampire fiction, short storyChangeling's Crown by Juli D. Revezzo, New Adult, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance
Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo, paranromal mystery, Christmas romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle UnlimitedWatchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, read free with Kindle UnlimitedBicycle Requiem by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, zombie fiction, novelette, Amazon kindle, Itunes
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