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March 23, 2010 - 8:55pm

This historical romance from NYT bestselling author Susan Wiggs is set in Tudor England (a personal favorite!) Orphaned Russian noble Juliana Romanova is living in disguise among a band of gypsies when melancholy baron Stephen de Lacey catches her stealing his horse.  When a sadistic King Henry forces the pair to wed, neither Juliana nor Stephen expects the arrangement to last.  Despi

March 23, 2010 - 8:54pm

This science fiction novel is imaginatively set on Halley’s Comet in the near future.  When racial tensions and environmental disaster threaten to destroy Earth, a small but intrepid group of explorers is launched into space on a suicide mission:  intersect with Halley’s Comet as it swings away from its flaming perihelion, tunnel into the comet's icy core, and ride through its frozen

March 23, 2010 - 8:52pm

Those of you lovely readers who’ve checked out my website know that I’m an enormous fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Mists of Avalon, The Firebrand, the lush and lovely Darkover books, which are absolute classics in the fantasy genre.)  Sadly, MZB passed away a few years ago, after publishing an enormous volume of work.

March 23, 2010 - 8:51pm

In this sci-fi novel set on near-future Mars, American biologist Julia Barth and her Russian astronaut husband Viktor are among the lucky few sent on a risky first-ever expedition to Mars.  In the profit-fuelled race to explore the red planet and return before their German/Chinese competitors to win the $30 billion prize, corners are cut, and suddenly the planet turns deadly.  Only by

March 23, 2010 - 8:50pm

In this unusual Regency historical romance, impoverished Frenchwoman Camille Marchand is the illegitimate daughter of a disgraced noblewoman and a cruel-hearted scoundrel.  An unexpected bequest from a distant relative becomes Camille’s hope for an independent future, but she must marry within six weeks or forfeit the inheritance.  Scarred and haunted by the tragedy that caused his br

March 23, 2010 - 8:48pm

I don’t often blog about series books, but this is the Egyptian-set historical mystery series that singlehandedly introduced me to the genre and made me love it, and I devour these books with such unabashed pleasure!  Amelia Peabody is a redoubtable Victorian spinster on her first tour of Egypt when she meets fiery Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson in a Cairo museum, and sparks fly.  Whi

March 23, 2010 - 8:46pm

In this Regency-set erotic historical romance, widowed lady Merriam Everett—called The Mouse by her late and unlamented husband—has been overlooked once too often.  She takes lessons in seduction from a famous courtesan, disguises herself at a masque in a risqué costume—and launches a sexual encounter with the handsome and arrogant Earl of Westleigh who once disparaged her.  Her seduc

March 23, 2010 - 8:45pm

In this sensual Regency-set historical romance, Anna Rosewood is destined for a loveless marriage until her twin brother is murdered by a secret society.  Only she will investigate the crime, and the evidence points to disgraced nobleman Roman Devereaux.  But Rome is bound to the society by a promise to a dying friend, and believes Anna is a courtesan in cahoots with the villains.&nbs

March 23, 2010 - 8:42pm

This futuristic romance is set in the year 2176 in a penal colony that's a cross between a toxic-waste dump and a Regency London ballroom.  Escaped convict Jenny Red swore nothing would ever take her back inside the notorious prison colony of Newgate, Australia, until prince-turned-rebel Deck Han Valoren makes her an offer she literally can’t refuse.  Deck will pay any price to bring

February 17, 2010 - 5:25am

Coming from Samhain in June 2010

Living breath-to-breath beneath the shadow of violence, Italian perfumer and apothecary Allegra Grimaldi was forced to learn the killing arts from the Hand of God—a religious assassin. She has sworn never to use her deadly skills, but now a blackmailer has her by the proverbial throat.