TV: L.A. Noir

Recently read that Frank Darabont is starting another TV show on TNT called L.A. Noir. Just to share a little background, I love another show of his – The Walking Dead on AMC. But Darabont’s no longer there, in fact, it’s alleged that he was fired from the AMC network by idiots in suits. Also? I… Read More TV: L.A. Noir

REVIEW: One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia

The year is 1968 and the novel follows three young black girls from Brooklyn, New York. Their father flies them out to Oakland, California to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile Johnson, who’s a poet. “One Crazy Summer” won the Coretta Scott King Award for 2011 because titles like this one “promote understanding and… Read More REVIEW: One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia

Saved by the Monarch — Dana Marton (Harlequin Intrigue)

Recently at Dear Author, Jane led an discussion about “arranged marriages” and questioned why there aren’t very many of them written in a more positive light. In the comments, Sally gave recommendations of some titles she thought best exemplified the trope. Out of the five titles she listed, Saved By the Monarch (2009) by Dana… Read More Saved by the Monarch — Dana Marton (Harlequin Intrigue)

The Bellini Bride – Michelle Reid (Harlequin Presents)

In “The Bellini Bride” by Michelle Reid (2001), you have a rich, sexy, Italian hero and his mistress, who’s a beautiful, penniless English “nobody” with a scandalous past. Can love transcend money, class and family expectations? Why, yes, it can. It was entertaining to see how this all came about, too. Marco Bellini is a… Read More The Bellini Bride – Michelle Reid (Harlequin Presents)

His Son's Teacher – Kay Stockham (Harlequin Super Romance)

All the talk about categories made me impulsively buy this one. I’d never heard of this author but I’m told she’s a popular author for this line. His Son’s Teacher by Kay Stockham (July 2008) has a rather interesting dedication that reads [to] “all the people out there who’ve struggled with their weight. Some of… Read More His Son's Teacher – Kay Stockham (Harlequin Super Romance)