Patriotic Manicure Take 2: Polka Dots!

Patriotic Manicure Take 2: Polka Dots!

After the disaster of America – The Beautiful, I decided to try something a little simpler and, as it turns out, a whole lot more fun. After a fun chat with author Vicky Dreiling, I was inspired to try a polka dot manicure.  As I’m not the most artistic person (that’s the understatement of the […]

Posted July 4, 2012 Polish Review

Polish Review: ‘America – The Beautifu..

This month in my  Julep Maven * BoHo Glam box I received a complementary bottle of  America – The Beautiful polish, just in time for the Fourth of July. Julep says “America the Beautiful is a shiny red with royal blue glitter and sterling silver stars, it’s like nail art in a bottle!” I say it’s a […]

Posted July 4, 2012 Polish Review
How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling: Witty and refreshing, with an unnecessary modern twist

How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling: Witty and r..

Title: How to Marry a Duke Author: Vicky Dreiling Availability: Mass Market Paperback and e-book (January 2011, Grand Central Publishing) Summary (backcover blurb): Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary—nor desired. But how to […]

Posted July 2, 2012 Book Review
Edited Cover Reveal: Bared to You sequel, Reflected in You

Edited Cover Reveal: Bared to You sequel, Reflecte..

ETA: CROSSFIRE SERIES BOOK #2 IS NOW CALLED REFLECTED IN YOU Click here for a ‘snippet’ of REFLECTED IN YOU ; see also on Sylvia Day’s Facebook page New Cover: Author Sylvia Day has shared the cover Deeper into You, her much anticipated sequel to the bestselling Bared to You. Gideon and Eva’s erotic journey to overcome their […]

Posted June 27, 2012 New Releases
‘Temptation & Twilight’ by Charlotte Featherstone: Journey through fear and regret (and some mystery too)

‘Temptation & Twilight’ by Charlo..

Title: Temptation & Twilight (Brethren Guardians #3) Author: Charlotte Featherstone Availability: June 19, 2012 Mass Market Paperback (Harlequin), with e-book available July 1. My Summary: Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick and Laird of the Clan Sinclair, is a desolate rake whose beautiful exterior masks the ugliness he feels inside, he doesn’t like who he sees […]

Posted June 19, 2012 Book Review, New Releases
‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day: Everything is not as it seems

‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day: Everythi..

Title: Bared to You Author: Sylvia Day Availability: Berkley Trade released trade paperback June 12, 2012 (also available in digital format). My Summary: Gideon Cross doesn’t date.  He has his choice of socialites to accompany him to business functions and charity events.  He doesn’t have sex with the women he socializes with, there are too […]

Posted June 15, 2012 Book Review, New Releases
Romance Quickie: Courtney Milan shines in ‘The Governess Affair’ novella

Romance Quickie: Courtney Milan shines in ‘T..

Title: The Governess Affair: A Novella Author: Courtney Milan Originally Published: April 2012 (e-book only) Summary: The titular governess is Serena Barton, who loses her position thanks to the actions of a cad of a duke. When Serena seeks retribution from the scoundrel, the Duke of Clermont sets his man of business, former pugilist Hugo […]

Posted June 11, 2012 Book Review
‘Still Life With Husband’: No spark, only disappointment

‘Still Life With Husband’: No spark, o..

Title: Still Life with Husband Author: Lauren Fox Originally Published: 2007 Summary: (courtesy of google books) Meet Emily Ross, thirty years old, a freelance writer, and personal advocate for cake at breakfast time. With ringlets of shoulder-length hair prone to frizz and pretty brown eyes, Emily has been described in the following ways: “dramatic-looking,” “striking,” […]

Posted May 30, 2012 Book Review