Sunday, July 11, 2010

~Year of the Historical~ May: Mr Malcolm's List

I know. It's July and this review is for my May read for the "Year of the Historical" challenge. Shameful, isn't it? You know what's worse? I didn't even finish a historical for June. 

Title: Mr. Malcolm's List 
Author: Suzanne Allain
Genre: Romance/Regency 
Setting: England, 1818 
Rating: 3.8 pearls 
Warnings: NONE 

Synopsis: Mr. Malcolm has a list of requirements for a wife. When one young lady takes offense, she inveigles her school friend, Selena, to play a trick on Malcolm, so he can know how it feels to be judged and found wanting.

My two cents: What an adorable story! I enjoyed the characters' interactions even though I didn't get really attached to them. It's a nice, fluffy story, a pleasant few hours to relax and unwind. The writing style is easy to read and reminiscent of the older, traditional Regencies. This is definitely a story I'd have no problem sharing with my mom or my daughter (when she's interested in romances, that is). Very sweet, G-rated, and fun.

*Review is based on the paperback I purchased from Amazon. The views expressed here are my honest opinions of this work. Making purchases through any Amazon link here will result in me earning a small commission. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Where Did the Month Go?

Wow. I can't believe it's been a month since I lasted posted here. How very lazy of me, to be sure. Well, I 'm here now, to catch you all up on what's been keeping me busy. :o) 

Many of you follow my author blog or know me from various social networking sites. You KNOW what I'm going to say. For those of you who only follow this blog, here's the "secret." My newest Regency romance, Deception, is slated for release from TreasureLine Publishing July 15. To celebrate, my publisher is hosting a contest on the TreasureLine blog, from which one reader will walk away with a hold-in-your-hands copy of Deception. (Look at that cover. Isn't it gorgeous?) 

I started a new blog a few weeks ago, just for Deception. I invite you to follow if you are so inclined. I post historical tidbits specific to the novel, news of events and giveaways, coupons, and anything else Deception related. 

Also coming soon to an e-book site near you is a young adult anthology called Unlocked. Ten stories by nine talented authors and the only thing that ties them together is a key. It is due for release in August as a free download. 

Two of my short stories (Assassin's Keeper and Survival) appear in this book. In fact, Assassin's Keeper opens the whole, leaving it up to me to capture the interest of the YA reader (or the young-at-heart reader). 

I cannot tell you how nervous I am about both of these releases. And so excited! Both books are listed on Goodreads, if you are interested in adding them to your wishlist. 

Happy reading, everyone!!


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