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April 23, 2010 - 10:14pm

I'm delighted to report that I spent an entire weekend happily buried in this book! I do like so much this marvelously imagined series, an alternate history with fantasy elements which takes a look at what the Napoleonic wars might have been like—-with dragons.

April 23, 2010 - 10:11pm

This book was another amazing find from The Complete Idiot’s Ultimate Reading List. The story, by an author best known for her vivid fantasy novels, was a fascinating marriage of vampire horror and detective fiction, set in Victorian-era London.

April 23, 2010 - 10:08pm

This historical romance is the conclusion of a trilogy set in Georgian-era England (mid-18th century for the layperson, which would be the colonial era in America), and it’s one of my favorite periods for romance. This was THE age of the androgynous hero–very virile and sexy men who minced about in powdered wigs, glittering brocades, and high-heeled shoes.

April 23, 2010 - 10:06pm

This urban fantasy series is set in an imaginative, fun yet spooky near-future Cincinnati, and it’s ever so good. Since the Turn, the witches, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures hiding for centuries among the human population have shed their disguises and come out to play.

April 23, 2010 - 10:04pm

This literary historical novel, set in 1830s New England, is the highly colorful and appealing story of Una, the wife of the vengeful Captain Ahab from Melville’s MOBY DICK. What a delight it was to read this story!

April 23, 2010 - 10:00pm

In this elegant historical novel, clever Eloise Rousell is a noblewoman’s illegitimate daughter–a gifted seamstress to Protestant princess Elizabeth Tudor. When Elizabeth’s strict Catholic sister, Bloody Queen Mary, takes the throne, the queen’s ruthless persecution of heresy threatens highborn and common alike.

April 23, 2010 - 9:55pm

This literary historical/time-travel novel is set in medieval and modern-day France. Amateur archeologist Alice Tanner is working on a dig in the Pyrenees when she unearths a hidden cave containing an altar, human remains, and a mysterious ring that may hide the key to the Holy Grail.

April 10, 2010 - 4:08pm

This intense and sexy paranormal romance is the sixth book (I think) in J.R.

April 9, 2010 - 7:41pm

This paranormal Gothic romance is set in coastal Victorian England. All her life, psychic Gemini Andrews has hidden her uncanny ability to see and channel ghosts from her superstitious community. When she stows away on sexy Captain Deverill Jansen’s ship in her quest to stop a killer, Gemini finds she can’t conceal either her presence or her secrets from Dev.

April 9, 2010 - 7:39pm

In this futuristic paranormal romance, set in post-apocalyptic New York, Frontier action heroine Lilia Desjardins hunts mutants (known as “shades") in order to protect them from slavery and abuse by the totalitarian Republic whose eyes are everywhere.