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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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This summer I read Jeannie Lin’s beautiful “Lotus Palace” and the beauty of that book won her a place on my auto-buy list. I have been stockpiling her other earlier China-set historical romances for the TBR. Gunpower Alchemy is the first book in the Gunpowder Chronicles a steampunk flavored speculative/alternative... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Immersed in Books
At RCRC I have the incredibly privilege of helping lead one of our adult Sunday school classes. We have two adult Sunday school tracks at RCRC, one is a bible-study track and the other a book-discussion group. In our book-discussion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Between work conferences and family visits I have gotten too far ahead on my review reading and fallen behind on my review writing so I had all these mini-reviews floating around in my head. These are some of the books I read and enjoyed reading in October and November that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Having recently recaptured an interest in historical romances I thought I should test my limits by picking one of the historical romance ARCs that have been languishing in my Kindle since the end of summer. With the weather turning cold I am finally able to at least consider reading something... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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In Wild, the 5th novel and the 7th story in the romantic suspense series Aftershock, Jill Sorenson returns to the day an earthquake devastated the San Diego area. Helena Fjord is an experienced animal keeper at the San Diego’s Wildlife Park. The quake damages the zoo, endangering the lives of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Immersed in Books
So @rosario001 may join me in my historical reading challenge. Who else is in? One historical a month in 2014? — DearAuthor (@dearauthor) December 19, 2013 Some time last year I noticed that I was in the midst of Historical Romance slump. The genre that once had been my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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For as long as I've been online, I've gone online to talk about books. Back in the 1990's it was on small websites and discussion boards, in the 00's on social media and blogs. The internet for me above anything else has been a place where I find other readers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Beth Faraday grew up knowing she had a special skill set, one that allowed her to become one of the world’s most-sought-after assassins. But when something goes terribly wrong on a mission in Kabul Beth abruptly retired. She left her work and family behind to assume a new identity, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Immersed in Books
There was a time in my life where mystery and detective novels dominated my reading. I loved Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, PD James & Patricia Cornwell. I read everything from hard-boiled noir to cozy cottage mystery. But I reached my breaking one night with a particularly gruesome Ian Rankin novel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Recently I had the opportunity to read two m/m novellas by Amy Jo Cousins. In both the stories the main characters have to strip away protective layers of prejudice and defensiveness in order to move beyond sexual chemistry to real intimacy and the possibility of love. All the characters have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books
I wrote a guest post for Limecello about the romance tropes and story-elements that I connect with the most as a Latina and the books and series where I have found them. Go read it! I am very proud of the post. It was challenging to write & trying to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Immersed in Books
It is 1905 and Sir Thomas Featherstone is a wealthy baronet and art patron in London. He has come to the Evensong Agency in search of secretary that will help him organize his business affairs, and help him launch an artist colony and art foundation. Ms. Evensong the wily proprietor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Thea is an amazon, a senior partner for a music industry PR firm. She is fantastic at her job and looks great doing it. Not too long ago her heart was bruised when she discovered her then fiancee was cheating on her, but the real damage he did was in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Riding Dirty ( Dirty Eleven MC series): This is Jill Sorenson’s first foray into Motorcycle Club Romance, and it was a natural fit for the Romantic Suspense expert. Mia Richards (formerly Michelle Ruiz) is psychologist, who entered the Witness Protection system after Phillip, her husband was murdered and she was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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He’s so Fine by Jill Shalvis is the second to last book in the Lucky Harbor series. I have stuck with this series through ups and downs but I have enjoyed the last two more than any of the books since the original trilogy. It has been several years since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Olivia Martin is on her way home for Christmas, with a winter storm threatening, but her boss John Gulbrandar has asked her to run a small errand for him on her way out of town, to get his son Erik and Olivia’s former co-worker to sign some paperwork. Once upon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Immersed in Books
I read this book with some hesitation. I enjoyed Walker’s handling of a recovering alcoholic ex-pastor Noah in Deeper than Need, but I found the romantic suspense plot which centered on exposing of a ritualistic child-sex abuse ring somewhat triggering. This book continues with the fallout of the abuse scandal.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Last fall I had the opportunity to read this novel when it was serialized on the WattPad. I really enjoyed re-reading a few weeks ago over Labor day weekend. May is having a horrible weekend, her long-time boyfriend and NFL quarterback Dan’s tipsy and cringe-worthy public proposal incited her to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Sarah Naylor has spent the previous two years of her life taking care of her aunt Joan till her death of ovarian cancer. A professional chef looking for a new start and return to the carefree life she had before, Sarah left San Francisco to help launch a new food-truck... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Immersed in Books
The second book in the Easy Part series by Emma Barry, Private Politics is the story of Washington fundraiser Alyse Phillips and political blogger Liam Nussbaum. Alyse didn’t always know what she wanted out-of life, only what she didn’t want. She knew she didn’t want to have a just-good-enough-marriage in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Immersed in Books
Rock Addiction is Nalini Singh’s highly anticipated self-published return to contemporaries. I am a big fan of her Psy-Changeling series, and I was eager to read it despite the fact that rockstar romances are far from my favorites. Rock Addiction is the story of Fox, the hugely famous American front... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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“It was only when she talked mathematics that he could see this side of her — sure and steady, swift and beautiful, as if when she was surrounded by numbers, she forgot that she was supposed to be shy.” (Kindle Loc 314) Rose Sweetly is computer. She has gift for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Immersed in Books
This is the first of the last trio of Lucky Harbor novels. I loved the first three, powered through the middle ones even as some as the secondary wacky townies characters started crowding into the story too much. However I enjoyed “It's in His Kiss” despite the fact that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Immersed in Books
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Our summer was fun, busy and wetter than we expected. After our travels out West, we came home to a week and half of family visits. Papi and Rosalia stopped in for a 24hr whirlwind visit, dropping off a car... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at A Coqui in Winterfell
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Prior to the Molly O’Keefe’s Summer Rain short-story, The Heart of It I had started and quit three of her novels despite hearing only love and adoration for them from trusted reviewers and twitter friends. As I read the opening chapters of Between the Sheets I finally realized why I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Immersed in Books