Monthly Archives: May 2009

Mad Love and Other Stories, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm (Illustrator)

I am a comic book geek (or recent convert) but am unfamiliar with the canon of popular comic book stories. I am unqualified to compare and contrast anything in this genre. Moving forward, I picked up MAD LOVE (2009) because … Continue reading

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At Last Comes Love (Huxtable Series), Mary Balogh

At Last Comes Love (2009) by Mary Balogh is the third book in the Huxtable series. This review is presented by fellow reader, Senetra. The opinions on this series from other readers is rather interesting and varied. ****** This was … Continue reading

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Book Pimping: Evil At Heart by Chelsea Cain

Hey, pimping ain’t easy but here it goes: Chelsea Cain’s newest in the Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowell series is EVIL AT HEART (September 2009). It is the third book in the series that started with Heartsick. If … Continue reading

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Nemesis (Harry Hole No.2), Jo Nesbø and Don Bartlett (Translator)

Norwegian crime novelist, Jo Nesbø is a bestselling author who has a varied and interesting background. His vast array of experience is evidenced in this story which is large in scope and depth as far as police procedurals go. In … Continue reading

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Magic to the Bone, Devon Monk

Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk is a guest review submitted by Scarlett Moore who reviews urban fantasy books at her site BestFantasyStories.com. She has agreed to contribute urban fantasy reviews at avidbookreader.com from time to time. ****** Allie … Continue reading

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A Few Announcements

Just wanted to inform you all that I will be joined by two other readers in providing reviews. As you are aware, Senetra contributes to the TBR Challenge on a monthly basis already but she will also be providing the … Continue reading

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A Bride Worth Waiting For, Cara Colter

A Bride Worth Waiting For (1999) by Cara Colter, Sil. Romance #1388 was first brought to my attention by Linda Mowery’s review of it at The Romance Reader. This is a story of second chances where you have three childhood … Continue reading

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Avon Interview @ All About Romance

Let me do my job quickly and direct you to this interview that Avon Editor May Chen and VP/Executive Editor Lucia Macro recently did at All About Romance. It is quite insightful. I especially loved this part:

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Outback Surrender, Margaret Way

Outback Surrender (2003) by Margaret Way, Harlequin Romance #3775. This guest review was submitted by fellow reader Senetra for TBR Challenge. Please take a moment to read all the other reviews of our participants here. ******

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TBR Challenge is Next Wednesday, May 20th

It’s that time again for our monthly TBR challenge! The theme is “unrequited love” or “friends to lovers” which are two of my favorites themes in romance. The one book that I can remember enjoying for unrequited love theme is … Continue reading

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Reader's Corner: Character Names

Character names. They are important,no? I know you all remember the Star Wars prequels and the horrific names George Lucas inflicted on us: Jar Jar Binks and Count Dooku. Count Dooku? The names are memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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