Posts Tagged: Romance

[Manga Monday] Midnight Secretary

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30 June
[Manga Monday] Midnight Secretary

This week we walk on the dark-side, readers. Let’s look at Midnight Secretary. Midnight Secretary is a josei manga (manga marketed to adult women) written and illustrated by Ohmi Tomu. It was released in Petit Comic from 2006 to May 2009. In America, Viz Media owns the rights and has been releasing the series since September, 2013. Let’s look at the cover: We see the clear depiction of a stylish, if slightly tight-bound bespectacled woman, with a man’s face inside of a stylized cross. Behind the woman is a twightlight dusted city silhouette. Gothic letters and style hint at the nature of this series…. Read more »

[Review+Giveaway] Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

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01 June

Today I continue my foray into contemporary romance with Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae.  This book is YA contemporary that is cute, sweet, heart-breaking at times, and oh so romantic.  This review will be short and sweet for a book that is the same.  Wish You Were Italian is about a young woman who is kind of forced to go to Italy, the summer before her senior year, to attend a program in art history.  The only problem, Pippa is not that into art history. She is ready for this summer to be the worst summer of her… Read more »

[Arc Review] In The End

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24 May

If this series wasn’t a dualology, I wouldn’t have picked up the second installment. With closure that close on the horizon, I couldn’t say no. In the After opened on a postapocalyptic landscape and had an interesting survivalist feel to it. Like the first chunk of the Will Smith version of I Am Legend, the story was compelling in it’s horrific simplicity. Unfortunately, this abruptly ended with the appearance of special operatives, who take our main character and her young companion into their society. The abrupt tone change upset me when I read the first one, but with the second… Read more »

[Arc Review] (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

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10 May

I really should have attempted to review this immediately. Unfortunately, I couldn’t gather my thoughts enough to throw down a functional review at that point in time. It would have been a lot of, ‘Buh?,’ and gushing. I’m still somewhat in that boat, but now all the details are fuzzy and romanticized. Hah, it’s only been like two days. Clearly, I’m suffering the same bouts of selective memory as the main character. If you’ve not read Kate Karyus Quinn’s other book, Another Little Piece, I urge you to do so as soon as you can. It was one of my… Read more »

[Review] Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

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20 April

Let me start this review off by saying that I am a huge Kelley Armstrong fangirl.  I have been a fan since I first read Bitten many moons ago.  That being said, I don’t think Sea of Shadows will go up there as my favorite Kelley Armstrong book of all time.  I liked Sea Shadows well enough, but I didn’t love it.  This book had action, good world building, and of course a little kissing.  All the things that should make me love it, but it in the end it was just a decent read. Sea of Shadows is Kelley… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

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17 April

What do you get when you mix Gargoyles and 1899 France?  A pretty decent gothic horror novel called The Beautiful and the Cursed.  Sorry, but this review will be short and sweet.  The Beautiful and the Cursed is about two sisters who live in 1899 and their mother has always dreamed of running a gallery in France.  With the permission of her husband, of course, their mother moves herself and her daughters to France for the summer.  Their brother has already gone to France ahead of them to scout out locations, secure the place, and hire servants.  He finds them… Read more »

[Review] Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden

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12 April

Burn For Me is a fast paced high octane thrill ride. It is so corny and full of sexy happy fun times I couldn’t put it down. The best way I can describe Burn For Me is think of one of those silly SYFY channel movies, Ice Road Nightmare or Ghost Shark, meets late night Cinemax Channel.   Burn For Me is about a reporter who goes under cover at a government run testing facility. She discovers that not every subject is there voluntarily. Eve sets out to bring down the men running this facility. On her first day she… Read more »

[Giveaway] Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to another great giveaway at Romancing the Laser Pistol. We are proud to be giving away an amazing prizepack including a $10 Amazon Giftcard as well as copies of Wallflower Gone Wild, The Wicked Wallflower, Hard as it Gets, Hard as You Can, Kiss of Steel, and Heart of Iron. This giveaway is part of the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. Good luck to everyone and happy reading. a Rafflecopter giveaway Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…  

[ARC Review] Wallflower Gone Wild by Maya Rodale

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26 March

First, let me say that I absolutely loved the first book, The Wicked Wallflower. I am a sucker for shy wallflowers and the irresistible rakes that fall for them. I don’t know why I really really liked Wallflower Gone Wild, but I didn’t love it. This book is about Oliva, the least likely to misbehave. All her life Oliva has been told that is she stands up straighter, goes to all the right parties, makes polite conversation, and pretty much follows all the rules her overbearing mother sets, then the men will line up to marry such a well behaved… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Book of Maggie Bradstreet by Gretchen Gibbs

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25 March

The Book of Maggie Bradstreet screams ‘Young Adult fiction’ – and that is not a compliment. The book is written from an interesting and new perspective on the retelling of the Salem (and surrounding area) witch trials in the 1690s by constructing the tale in a series of personal diary entries. The diary’s author, young Maggie Bradstreet, is the daughter of a well to do and influential family in the community of Andover, who comes face to face with the horrors of witch hysteria when suspicion and fear overrun town order. At first, Maggie recapitulates the first incidents of arrests… Read more »