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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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Lady Lily Spark has been on the run for a long time. Ten years ago when her choices were an empty arranged marriage to one of her father's cronies or ruination, Lily ran. She first ran to her brother in Egypt and then took her chances on the road, choosing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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I'm coming up fast on my second anniversary as book blogger/reviewer. So I've been doing a lot of thinking in the past few months about how and why I do this. As reviewer one of the biggest perks and challenges are ARCs. Free books offered by publishers and authors for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Charlotte Stein is the master deep first person weirdness. I just love her stories. Taken is an intense & delightfully off-kilter erotic romance. Taken is the story of an unexpectedly tender/kinky accidental-kidnapper bookseller and the reluctant vandal/nearly arsonist who falls for him. This story is just a short 99 pages... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Books that have a strong sense of place really help me sink right in. It makes the story feel solid and tangible. — Ana (@anacoqui) April 9, 2015 Last week I was reading two very different kinds of romance novels (Joanna Wylde’s Silver Bastard and Laura Florand’s upcoming All for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Darcy has spent her whole life on the road. As child she was shuttled from one international posting to another following her parents' s all important diplomatic careers. As an adult she has always chased thrills and adventure as travel writer. But a catastrophic accident has stranded Darcy in small-town... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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In A Desperate Fortune, Kearsley interweaves two distinctive love stories, separated by time and place into one beautiful narrative about hope and longing and the power of love to upend our expectations and re-write sad endings. In A Desperate Fortune, Sara Thomas is an amateur cryptologist asked to decode the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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Blue and Eddie have been friends for over 10 years. Ten years of working side by side. Ten years of games, laughter and tears. Ten years of denial and want. When a close call shakes their world, they can no longer keep those feelings boxed up. Ten years is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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Once upon a time Rachel had a boyfriend that she loved, a car, an alcoholic mother and a whole lot of ambition. One night her mother in a rare moment of lucidity gave her a wad of cash and told her to take the money and get out of town.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Today I am over at Elisabeth Jane's blog: Cooking up Romance . Elisabeth and I enjoy a lot of the same kinds of books and thought it would be fun to review one together. We had so much fun we plan on doing it again sometime soon. We both read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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Fresh out of medical school Dr. Petra Lale is trying to figure out how to keep her solo practice afloat, learning how to market herself to patients, network with peers, and establish professional boundaries with the few patients she does have. Ian Zamora is a workaholic restaurateur, disillusioned with himself,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
I don't know about you but I'm a very practical person. I like to be able to fix and do. I have a hard time listening to people vent without suggesting solutions or taking it as invitation or request to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Rock Hard is a workplace romance, with a former Rugby player/millionaire/CEO hero. None of those things are my catnip, but since I'm a big fan of Nalini Singh & I read the previous book and novella despite having rock star heroes, I knew I was going to read Rock Hard.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
This month's TBR Challenge Theme is " Series Catch-up" but for some reason I had it wrong. Maybe I looked at the theme list from a past year, but for most of the month I thought I was supposed to be reading and reviewing a "new to me author". I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Intimate Geography is book 2 in Tamsen Parker’s The Compass series duology. It picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of Personal Geography. In this volume Cris and India have to make sense of what her choice means for their relationship and lives. I thought Parker did a fantastic job... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Since I’m not an aspiring writer and a moody rather than trendy reader and have little interest in predicting and anticipating the the kinds of stories, protagonists and heat-levels that I will likely encounter on the shelves in a year’s time, I generally don’t pay much attention to wish lists... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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Dead Heat is the fifth story in Patricia Briggs' Urban Fantasy series, Alpha & Omega. I discovered the the Alpha & Omega series a couple of years ago when I ran out of her excellent yet heart-wrenching Mercy Thompson books to borrow from my library's audio-book collection. Set in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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Last summer I listened to the first two books in The Others series, Written in Red and Murder of Crows and I fell in love with the series. The Others series is set in alternate Earth, called Thasia, where humans are not the dominant species. Instead humans are a vulnerable... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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I read these two novellas last month. I didn't review them right away because I needed to think about how I felt about them. I liked a lot of what Ms. O’Reilly was doing in these novellas, and I found them undeniably hot but I struggled a bit with some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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On what was supposed to be her wedding day, Amy Morrison is seeking refuge at her empty office on the 49th Floor of a swanky office building in downtown Toronto. Everyone she knows is at her wedding, but there won't be a wedding because her fiance and boyfriend of seven... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Last year I was talking about Canadian authors on Twitter with one my favorite bloggers and twitters friends, Kay from Miss Bates Reads Romance. She confessed to not liking Margaret Atwood, and I asked her what Canadian authors she loved. She recommended I read some Susanna Kearsley, and suggested I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
I love reading, I love books and I usually love talking about books. But right now I am tired. I am tired of hitting “hide post” or scrolling furiously past yet another concern trolling article. It seems to me that every few years whenever some new book takes the world... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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One of the magnificent pleasures of our Maunabo apartment is it's fantastic ocean view. I love just sitting in the living room, reading or writing and being able to look out at the view. It is always captivating, always changing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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I read a handful of Karina Bliss’s Harlequin SuperRomance titles when I first started reading contemporary romance. I found them emotional without being manipulative, engaging and fun. Which is why was very interested in reading Rise. Rise is the story of Zander Freedman who appeared as a supporting character in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Once upon a time in a rose-filled valley in southern France, Layla Dubois, lost and stranded, walks into a stranger’s house and is nearly mauled by the big resident bear. Matthieu Rosier, heir to that rose-filled valley is the blushing, growling, sweetly fumbling but very drunk bear of a man,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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When the news turns ugly and I can't read anymore I often retreat to books. One of the books that has provided me with solace in the past month was Radio Silence. Radio Silence is an post-apocalyptic NA with diverse cast, set in Western New York. Arden, who is African... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books