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Free e-books….

It’s clear from the response to my occasional book reviews that some of you share my tastes at times, despite my tastes being rather varied. That being the case, I thought I’d pass along the details of a couple of free books, in case any of you fancy grabbing them….. Continue reading

September 15, 2016 Posted by | Random Thoughts | | Leave a comment

Are Photobucket trying to lose customers?

I feel a rant coming on, which means I’m going to subject all of you to it too. Please feel free to wander off now if you don’t want to hear about my latest round of “fun” with Photobucket…. Continue reading

August 8, 2016 Posted by | A Bit Of A Rant | , , | Comments Off on Are Photobucket trying to lose customers?

Random Tennant…

A couple of random Tennant pics, because I somehow forgot to post them here for your enjoyment, and we could do with a break in all the text posts I seem to be doing of late…. Continue reading

June 16, 2016 Posted by | Picture Of The Day | , , | Comments Off on Random Tennant…

Predictable and disappointing…

For those still interested in hearing about what I’ve recently read and my thoughts on it, here’s another instalment…and as you can no doubt tell from the title of this post, it definitely wasn’t a great book.

Note, all my reviews tend to contain at least minor spoilers, though I do try to keep them to a minimum…..

Book details: Caroline and the Captain: A Regency Novella by Maggi Andersen (link goes to Amazon UK, though it can of course be found elsewhere) This one isn’t exactly clean, though there’s no overt smut.
My Rating: 2 stars.
Summary: Captain Nicholas Bonham of Wellington’s Peninsular Regiment, the 52nd Light Infantry, returns from fighting the Napoleonic wars to see his brother laid to rest. A skilled rider, George’s death remains a mystery, as does the parlous state of his finances. Debenham Park must be sold unless Nicholas can find a swift solution.
George’s former fiancée, Miss Caroline Mirringham, harbors a secret. She has trusted no man except her father and George, and now considers her future to be a desolate one. When her father proposes that Caroline marry Nicholas, she is filled with dread. The captain is nothing like his amiable brother. He looks altogether too strong and harsh. He would demand far more from her than she could give. Continue reading

June 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Predictable and disappointing…

Fancy a Sheikh, or four?

Continuing my random e-book review/offer posts, this one is a pretty good deal….

Author Clare Connelly, who writes exclusively about hot sheikhs and bad boy billionaires, has a box-set of FOUR of her sheikhs books available, for a limited time at the price you’d normally pay for just one.

To quote the email she sent out to her mailing list;

Lose yourself in these steamy tales of love and lust …

Sultry desert days, and long star-lit nights … Four kings of the land; powerful, dynamic, wealthy and used to getting everything in life they desire, will finally learn that there are some forces more powerful than they.

Charged with drama, tension, mystery and romance, these exotic tales will set your soul on fire.

Previously published as individual titles, Desert Kings brings together four of Clare Connelly’s most cherished Sheikh stories:

AT THE SHEIKH’S COMMAND
THE SULTAN’S RELUCTANT PRINCESS
BARTERED TO THE SHEIKH
THE SULTAN’S VIRGIN BRIDE

Prepare to lose yourself to the untamed magic of the desert, and the elemental men who rule it.”

This offer will only be available for the next four days, so if this sounds like something you’d enjoy, you should grab it now.

You can find it at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Enjoy.

May 29, 2016 Posted by | Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Fancy a Sheikh, or four?

Regency Romance?

Given the responses from some of you to my e-book reviews, it’s clear there are some who like to read similar stuff and appreciate getting suggestions, so….

One of the Regency Romance authors I follow sent out a message earlier, about a range of e-books that are on special offer for the coming week, and most are only $0.99. All those included in the offer fit into the “Historical Romance” category, so hopefully there will be something you’ll like.

My personal recommendation would be to check out Once Upon A Duke by Eva Devon (the first in the Dukes’ Club series, although it might be cheaper in the long term to buy the boxset of the first three books if you’re really interested) and A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara, since I’m familiar with both authors, have read both books, and they’re good stuff. The rest, well you take your chances.

More info, along with links to various versions, such as kindle, ibook, kobo etc, is HERE.

Enjoy🙂

May 22, 2016 Posted by | Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Regency Romance?

Another book I’m NOT recommending…

For those still interested in hearing about what I’ve recently read and my thoughts on it, here’s the latest instalment…and this time I am definitely NOT recommending it.

Note, all my reviews tend to contain at least minor spoilers, though I do try to keep them to a minimum…..

Book details: The Sheikh’s Forbidden Bride by Cara Albany (no link, but if you feel the need to torture yourself it’s available on Amazon) This one isn’t exactly clean, though there’s no overt smut.
My Rating: 1 star. (because that’s the lowest rating Amazon will allow)
Summary: A Second Chance For The Sheikh To Claim His Lost Love. Feisty and determined, Chloe Stirling had once loved and lost Sheikh Zayed Al Kharif. But that is all in the past now. Or, is it? Chloe’s work brings her to Zayed’s kingdom where she must find a way to resist a former lover who will not be denied.
Zayed is an untamed Sheikh determined not to waste this chance to possess the only woman he has ever loved. Forced to abandon her once before, he’s not about to make the same mistake again. He will use everything he can to win her back, even if Chloe is determined to deny him a second chance. Can Zayed seize his second chance at love, and overcome the barriers to finding a happy ever after with a woman who is now so close to becoming the love of his life? Continue reading

May 12, 2016 Posted by | A Bit Of A Rant, Book Review, Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Another book I’m NOT recommending…

Maybe I should have done some research?

Since it seems at least some of my followers are interested in hearing about what I’ve recently read and my thoughts on it, here’s the latest instalment…(I admit there are others I forgot to cross post here, but I’ll add those later is anyone wants to see them?)

Note, all my reviews tend to contain at least minor spoilers, though I do try to keep them to a minimum.

Book details: The Omega Nanny by Penelope Peters (link is to Amazon UK though it’s also available on .com) This one definitely has some smut, so you’re probably not safe reading it at work.
My Rating: 4 stars. (With a small proviso)
Summary: Alpha Thomas Whittaker needs a nanny. Single dad Thomas Whittaker loves work, his daughter, and coffee – not always in that order. Romance hasn’t been on his mind since his mate died six years ago. When his sister hires the cute busboy from Thomas’s favorite coffee shop as the new nanny, he’s just amused. Until he finds out that the busboy is an omega.
Omega Kieran Corvey needs a job. Kieran Corvey is newly single, almost homeless – and determined to pay back every cent his parents spent on an engagement that went nowhere. Kieran needs money more than he needs a love life. Being hired to take care of a six-year-old girl is much better than shilling coffee to thirsty and lusty customers all day. Until he finds out his new employer is an alpha.
Sometimes you find exactly what you need when you’re not looking for it at all. (This is a stand alone, and not part of her Downing Cycle Series)

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April 27, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Maybe I should have done some research?

A fun read…

Since it seems at least some of my followers are interested in hearing about what I’ve recently read and my thoughts on it, here’s another instalment…(back-dated as I forgot to cross post here originally)

Note, all my reviews tend to contain at least minor spoilers, though I do try to keep them to a minimum.

Book details: Pretend It’s Love (Behind the Bar) by Stefanie London (link is to Amazon UK) This one definitely has smut, so probably not safe for work.
My Rating: 3 stars. (Though I was tempted to give it 4)
Summary: One fake relationship shaken not stirred…
Bar manager Paul Chapman is sick of his family’s traditional ideals. Marriage, babies, and a white picket fence? Not his gig. But now that his ‘golden child’ big brother is tying the knot, Paul’s screwed. His ex will be there…and she’s having his cousin’s baby. Unless he wants to show up to the wedding alone and face his family’s scrutiny, he needs a girl on his arm. Now.
Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product.
Luckily for her, the owner’s brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend…

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February 17, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on A fun read…

Not one of her best…

Since it seems at least some of my followers are interested in hearing about what I’ve recently read and my thoughts on it, here’s another instalment…(back-dated as I forgot to cross post here originally)

Note, all my reviews tend to contain at least minor spoilers, though I do try to keep them to a minimum.

Book details: The Secret His Mistress Carried by Lynne Graham (link is to Amazon UK) This one definitely has smut, so probably not safe for work.
My Rating: 1 star. (Yeah, it’s not a good one)
Summary: Hiding from the Greek…
The ink is barely dry on Giorgios Letsos’s divorce papers and there’s only one thing on this unstoppable Greek’s mind: finding Billie Smith, his mistress before his marriage. But the sweet, pliable woman he once knew slams the door in his face!
Billie has fought hard to heal her broken heart after Gio chose to marry someone else. When he storms back into her life she’s determined not to fall for his seduction again. Especially now that she has a secret to protect… their son.
But she hasn’t counted on just how badly he wants her back in his bed!

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February 13, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Random Thoughts | | Comments Off on Not one of her best…