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I was delighted when my friend and fellow blogger, Eileen Dandashi, approached me with the idea of doing a joint review of NOBLE SATYR, an audio book we both loved. It was fun sharing our thoughts and I look forward to doing another joint review with her.



Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

Eileen: Thank you for being on my blog and it’s lovely to chat with you today, Carol.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know you these past two years and even though you live in Wales and I in California, we’re not so far from each other.

Pettigrew Tea Room outsideFor the benefit of our readers, let’s talk about the place you picked for us to meet.  I’ve never been to Wales and this is a great opportunity to sit and talk AND visit a nice tea house– Pettigrew Tea Rooms in Cardiff Castle Walls.

So, are tea rooms frequently visited by people in Wales? And what type of people come?pettigrew-tea-rooms Carol: I’m delighted to be here today and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you too, Eileen. That’s the beauty of the internet, isn’t it?  It doesn’t feel as if we are separated by thousands of miles.

Pettigrew Tea Room insideEileen, tea is still Britain’s national drink and, despite the…

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Romance Read a 2015 tooGo to Read a Romance Month for your chance to read three essays each day by popular romance authors.  They are also giving away a ton of books.  Today featuring the fabulous Lisa Kleypas and Sonali Dev.  The theme this year is “joy”.

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I’m looking forward to what promises to be an interesting April!

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Historical Romance 101Starting in the month of April, I will be on a joint effort with Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tales; Quinn @ Quinn Book Nook; and Anna @ On A Book Bender. As many of you know, Historical Romance is one of my favorite genres to read, in my mind there is nothing better. So when I was invited to host this event I was more than excited. This event, will take place every Monday and Friday. Each day we will be discussing a variety of topics that will help you in discovering a exciting world of historical romance reading. The reason I love romance novels, is thanks to historical romance. This is for anyone that has a love for Historical romance, or wants to discover more about this genre. This is a chance for us to be able to share what we love most about this genre…

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bookworm2bookworm has fabulous cover artist, Jon Paul Ferrara, on the blog today!

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Today, b2b is in seventh heaven because Jon Paul had agreed to stop by and share his new cover art and a bit of himself with us.

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When it comes to romance book illustrations, this man is on fire! He is the best, and if you’re lucky to have one of your books illustrated by him, you know what I’m talking about. His illustrations are not just mesmerizing but can tell the story that’s within the pages of the books he’s doing the cover art for. Seriously, I could go on and on about how much I love his illustrations, but I won’t because they speak for themselves.

Ever wonder where the starting point is when it comes to illustrations? Check these out!

Behind the Scenes. Photo reference to the…

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I’m definitely adding this to my Christmas reading!

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Title: What a Lady Needs For Christmas

What a lady needs for Christmas

Genre: Historical Romance/Holiday

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct. 7, 2014

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

The Best Gifts are the Unexpected Ones...

To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees her family’s estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin.

Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors.

As Christmas—and trouble—draw nearer, Dante and Joan’s marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping…


Yes, all you romance lovers, Grace Burrowes has done it again. She has given us a damsel in distress, a hunky, hot hero to come to her rescue…

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This is the first book in Violetta Rand’s hot contemporary Devil’s Den series.

VIOLETTA RAND: A Splash of Romance

I’m thrilled to share the cover and blurb for my first book in the Devil’s Den series (New Adult/Contemporary Romance) available for preorder (release date January 27, 2015 Random House). And a sneak peak…


Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire—and sometimes dreams come true.

Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned…

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Regency Era Fashion for Women

Regina Jeffers has a really informative post on Regency Era Fashion for Women.

Every Woman Dreams...

Regency Fashion for Women

The graceful style for women of the early 19th Century is known as the Empire style. Tightly laced corsets were overthrown for the more natural flowing gown. By the end of the 1790s, the Empire cut, which had begun as a chemise shift that was gathered under the breasts, was the accepted form of dress for ladies. Originally, the bustline was drawn together with a girdle. By 1800, the gown had a very low square neckline, which exposed the woman’s décolleté. The barely-there puff sleeve was pulled back by the short narrow backed bodice, which greatly restricted a woman’s arm movement. (The image is of a dress of 1799 from Le Journal Des Dames et Des Modes.)1800chair-ladys-monthly-museum

The dress was regularly made of fine white muslin or batiste. Different colored clothing were used for riding, morning calls, and evening suppers. Pale colors were prevalent. It…

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Wonderful interview with talented author, Jane Lark.

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b2bMelanie: I’m so happy to welcome this author! Just love her books! Without further adieu, here she is! Jane Lark! Jane, before I start with the questions, how about you tell us a bit about yourself and your writing career?

Jane Lark: Well so far my writing ‘career’ has been very brief… my first book was published in May 2013, and then republished by Harper Collins in October 2015 as The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, but I have been writing since 2006 so since October 2015 Harper Collins have been pouring out my backlog, and I now have seven books released and three more are due out in the autumn. But I have always loved writing and wanted to write novels for as long as I can remember.

b2b: Can you tell us more about ‘The Lost Love of a Soldier’ and why you chose to write this prequel…

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I love this post from Dot at La Deeta Reads. Who doesn’t love a man in a cravat!

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(I swear I spent at least one former life in Regency England.)


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