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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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Yesterday morning I submitted the last of my paperwork related to Zee's home school semester. It felt great to send out confirmation of having accomplished and exceeded all our learning goals in the last 6 months. As family we are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Coqui in Winterfell
I've read all of Mary Ann Rivers and Ruthie Knox's previous books, but I really didn't know what to expect from The Dark Space. I particularly didn't know if Brain Mill Press's "love books for humans" could actually satisfy my romance loving heart. The Dark Space is the story of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Lady Killane is a widowed countess. Since her husband's death she has concentrated on two things, building up her wealth through shrewed investments in factories and pursuing pleasure. She is on her way to a scandalous house party with her soon to be ex-lover when a group of highwaymen stop... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Sometime in late May, Molly O'Keefe sent me a copy of the Sweet Talk Boxed Set (still available for only $2.99) she was participating in. I immediately jumped to the back to read O'Keefe's story. I meant to go back and read the rest of the novels included in this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Rana Malik is a new woman. After her little sister Devi found love with not just one man but two (Glutton for Pleasure, book one in the Pleasure series and currently free), she decided it was time to make some changes in her life. No more impulsive dates or casual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
The stories in this historical romance anthology move forward through American history from 1866, post-Civil War New York City through to 1961, Civil Rights Era Virginia. They are stories about finding and nurturing love in the face of adversity and oppression. The stories in The Brightest Day are tied together... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
This is book three of Amy Jo Cousins's mixed/crossover NA series Bend or Break for Samhain. I have not read the first two books which were M/M, and while some past conflicts and events are referenced the book stands well on it own. Cash is a former rich/jock/party boy who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Today, I am over at Cooking up Romance talking about Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt with Elisabeth. Elisabeth is big Hoyt fan but had fallen behind in her reading of the Maiden Lane series. I have read most Hoyt's Prince books but had never read any of the Maiden Lane... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh: This is the 14th novel in Singh's sprawling Psy-Changeling series. In this installment Singh is laying the groundwork for new threats to the stability of the Psy-Changeling world while tying off loose ends from the first fall of the silence story-arc . However the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Ever since I started reading romance, I've been hearing people talk about Heyer. Georgette Heyer was a prolific writer of historical romances and she is frequently named checked by many current romance novelists and fans. I found it intimidating to even approach her booklist because of the sheer number of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
Gothic in setting and naughty in tone, Sweet Agony was a delight. While Sweet Agony was clearly inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sherlock, Sweet Agony is much more. Molly Parker is a young but very determined woman. She bluffs and retorts her way in to Cyrian Hanford's house to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
I liked this book much more than I expected to. As much as I love Lauren Dane's books and despite enjoying the first two books in the Hurley Boys series I was pretty sure I didn't want to read this story, but I am so glad I did. Vaughan and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Anacoqui: Immersed in Books
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 May 28, 2015 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 May 26, 2015 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