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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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I love podcasts and recently when I found myself completely caught up with Sarah Wendell & Jane Litte's DBSA podcast, I asked myself if there were other romance podcasts worth listening to. I asked folks on twitter for recommendations, and I took advantage of a long car trip to listen... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Dearest Rogue is book 8 in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series. While I've read all her "Prince" series books I have only read one other Maiden Lane book, "Darling Beast", book 7, which I will be jointly reviewing next month with Elisabeth Lane. Dearest Rogue is the story of Lady... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Ripped is the second book in Edie Harris's romantic suspense series "Blood Money" for Carina Press, continuing the romantic suspense plot from Blamed. Tobias Faraday is the head of old, powerful, secretive and family-run Faraday Industries. Faraday Industries is huge power in military and intelligence circles, leveraging their inventions and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
This month's theme is "Kickin' It Old School", books that have a copyright date 10 years or older. I read a lot books from the early aughts when I first started reading Romance. Raiding my library's ebook collection introduced me to the likes of Balogh, Quinn and Kleypas and I... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Ana: Growing up I read a lot of Fantasy & Science Fiction but it has been years since I’ve read a romance-driven Fantasy novel. About a month ago I invited Elisabeth Lane of “Cooking Up Romance” to read a Grace Draven novel with me. Due to some miscommunication (I failed... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
I loved Bitter Spirits and Grim Shadows, but I have been impatiently waiting for Bo and Astrid's story since Bennett introduced them in the first book. Grave Phantoms is Paranomal suspense romance set at the end of the Roaring 20s. The mood is heavy with a looming sense of uncertainty... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Ash's whole life has been dedicated to Rugby. While team-mates and friends have found partners, built families, Ash has channeled all that energy and focus to being the best player he can be. Hoisting high the championship trophy, knowing he has played in his last game, he doesn't know what... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Five years ago Trey Barnes had the worst night of his life. His wife had just died, his newborn son Clay was barely clinging to life at the NICU. Not being able to cope with the idea of sleeping in their marriage bed, he checks into a hotel, turns off... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Signal Boost is the second novel in Alyssa Cole's post-apocalyptic series Off the Grid for Carina Press. A mysterious event has damaged the world's or at least North America's electrical grid and crippled communication systems. In Radio Silence, John leads his best friend Arden out of Rochester, NY to his... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
I love going to conferences. I'm blessed in every way when I can pack up and take a break from the everyday hustle and concentrate on learning and listening. For me conferences are not just opportunities to listen to speakers... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at A Coqui in Winterfell
Star is waitress at dead-end diner. She hates her job and is close to losing her apartment. Star has no one good in her life, her boss is awful, her cousin a low-life and the local cop keeps his eye on her not because he wants to protect her but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Five years ago Joss left without warning to join the French Foreign Legion. Joss was Celié's brother's best friend, and her teenage crush. Celié has never forgotten him or the her youthful hopes and fantasies. When he left their rundown neighborhood, she chose to not sit in despair, hoping he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Sam Walsh is a gifted award-winning highly in-demand architect. He is perfectly put together on the outside. His immaculate clothes, a much-too-cool-for-you sneer and strictly-anonymous one-sided-relationships are his armor, so nothing and no one can touch him. Tiel Desai is brilliant. A brilliant musician, a gifted music therapist and sought... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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 Apr 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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 Apr 21, 2015 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
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
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
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
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
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