Monthly Archives: November 2007

REVIEW: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) by Philippa Gregory tells the tale of two sisters and their rivalry for the love of the King. One sister uses beauty to land into the king’s bed while the other sister uses her ambition … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sanctuary(Vol.1) by Sho Fumimura

Sanctuary (Vol.1) , copyright 2004 by Sho Fuminmura and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami is about Japan having “no heroes”. It’s about two men who enter into the world of crime and politics, on different paths, who rise up within their … Continue reading

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Top Romances List

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Amazon Kindle Sells Out

I know DearAuthor has been giving readers the breakdown of the new Amazon Kindle and it’s specs and the supported formats and such. Today I visited Amazon.com and went ahead and saw the video and the pictures and listened to bestselling authors exclaiming how the Amazon … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh

The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh (1992) attracted my attention when it was listed in the Top 100 Romances at All About Romance for 2007. A community of romance readers ranked this particular title by Ms. Balogh #98 despite the … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Vampire Knight(Vol.3) by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight, vol.3 by Matsuri Hino is Shōjo manga published by Viz Media, released October 2007  with a list price $8.99 and rated T for Teens (older teens). A brief recap of the story thus far: The Cross Academy, headed by Headmaster Cross, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Deadly Temptation by Justine Davis

Deadly Temptation by Justine Davis is a romantic suspense novel that is an early ebook release from eHarlequin.com. Deadly Temptation opens with Liana Kiley starting her first day at work for the renowned Redstone Empire. The owner of the company … Continue reading

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Fictionwise, You Almost Got it Right

Fictionwise has made some new improvements in getting new books out for readers in a timely fashion. I love that. However, listing pre-orders with a release date a month in advance with the new books for the week? WTF? Come … Continue reading

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REVIEW:kimmie66(Minx) by Aaron Alexovich

kimmie66(Minx) by Aaron Alexovich brings readers to the 23rd Century where virtual reality(VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are reality. If you’re a sci-fi fantasy fan then this story should intrigue you. Here is the plot description: Navigate the neon-lit corridors … Continue reading

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DiCaprio and Scorsese To Collaborate on Shutter Island

Dennis Lehane’s backlist have led to successful films in the past, most notably, Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. No surprise to see yet another Lehane novel adapted for film. That book is Shutter Island which will bring back both Leonardo DiCaprio (who … Continue reading

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The Devil's Rose: An Illustrated Novel by Brom

The Devil’s Rose: An Illustrated Novel by Brom was my pick for my Halloween read. I wanted something dark and disturbing and I almost got it. The graphic novel is about former Texas Ranger slash soulhunter, Cole McGee, tracking down a group of souls that have escaped … Continue reading

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