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Band Sinister

Band Sinister

Title: Band Sinister Author: KJ Charles Publisher: KJC Books Release Date: October 11, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 224 pages Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He’s a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It’s orgies.)…
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Restraint

Restraint

Title: Restraint Author: Anne Hawley Publisher: Altar House Books Release Date: November 21, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 462 pages Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: An unacceptable love…   Clergyman’s son John Waterfield is handsome, modest, and oblivious to the gossip swirling around him when he suddenly finds himself Regency London’s most celebrated new portrait artist. His success is…
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Check, Please!

Check, Please!

Title: Check, Please!: #Hockey Author: Ngozi Ukazu Publisher: First Second Release Date: September 18, 2018 Genre(s): Webcomic, Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Sports Romance Page Count: 288 pages (print copy) Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here! Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and…
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The Highwayman Came Riding

The Highwayman Came Riding

Title: The Highwayman Came Riding Author: Qeturah Edeli Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Release Date: June 6th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sassy Elias Burgess is the darling of Kitwick, a humdrum Georgian era village. Bored with his pedestrian life as the innkeeper’s son and village post boy, Elias dreams of escaping to London, the city where…
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An Unnatural Vice (LenaLena’s Review)

An Unnatural Vice (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: An Unnatural Vice Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: June 6th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical (Victorian) Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret. Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on…
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An Unseen Attraction (LenaLena’s Review)

An Unseen Attraction (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: An Unseen Attraction Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: February 21, 2017 Genre(s): Historical (Victorian) Page Count: 247 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles. Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life.…
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Wanted, A Gentleman

Wanted, A Gentleman

Title: Wanted, A Gentleman (2nd Edition) Author: KJ Charles Publisher: KJC Books Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 155 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: By the good offices of Riptide Publishing KJ Charles’s new Entertainment WANTED, A GENTLEMAN Or, Virtue Over-Rated the grand romance of Mr. Martin St. Vincent . . . a Merchant with a…
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Interview with Daron from Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

Interview with Daron from Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

LL: Hi Daron, ready to start with a difficult question? Always ready! 🙂 LL: Alright then: David Bowie, Prince and the Pulse shooting, it’s been a rough year for you. Can you tell me how each of these events were relevant for you?   Daron: Rough year doesn’t even begin to cover it. It’s been like the universe wanted to slam us with some kind of backlash after the marriage equality…
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9 Author: Cecilia Tan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 29 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary  Page Count: 354 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb:  The year is 1991 and Daron Marks stands at a crucial crossroads in his career. He’s on tour with Nomad and his mentor Remo Cutler, but Ziggy wants him…as musical director, and…
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Greenwode & Shirewode

Greenwode & Shirewode

Title: Greenwode, Shirewode Author: J. Tullos Hennig Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: 2013  Genre(s): Historical Fiction Page Count: 370, 390 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Hooded One. The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between…. When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also glimpses its future. A peasant from Loxley will…
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A Gentleman’s Position (LenaLena’s Review)

A Gentleman’s Position (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: April 5, 2016 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 253 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Power, privilege, and the rigid rules of class leave two hearts yearning for connection in the sizzling new Society of Gentlemen novel from K. J. Charles. Among his eccentric…
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Kings Rising (Lenalena’s Review)

Kings Rising (Lenalena’s Review)

Title: Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3) Author: C.S. Pacat Publisher: Berkly Release Date: February 2, 2016 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 368 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous…
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Wandering Spirit’s Last Song

Wandering Spirit’s Last Song

Disclaimer: Author Rose Christo may not be Native American herself, as she has claimed.  Title: Wandering Spirit’s Last Song Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 30, 2013 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: War Chief Wandering Spirit is charged with a horrible crime he didn’t commit. Feared and hated, outcast and reviled,…
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Lending Light

Lending Light

Disclaimer: Author Rose Christo may not be Native American herself, as she has claimed.  Title: Lending Light Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: August 17, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 306 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: “Sometimes my imagination bleeds into reality.” Eleven years ago a serial killer menaced the Nettlebush Indian Reservation. Rafael Gives Light is…
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