Wednesday, February 26, 2014

$100 could be yours

Buy a book and win $100!

If you are the 10th customer to buy this romatic suspense title, "Operation: Genocide" by Yvonne Walus, before the end of February 2014, you will win $100. To qualify, simply buy it here: The 10th customer will get $100.

As easy as that.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Austenland by Shannon Hale

I'm not an Austen fan. I don't go weak at the knees at the mention of Mr Darcy (who?) or Colin Firth (who? oh, you mean the gay guy in Mamma Mia!), but you know what? Austenland, the romance novel by Shannon Hale, works for me. It's fun, it's light, it's easy to read while stirring bolognese sauce or waiting at the piano lessons. I will read the sequel for sure.

From the blurb:

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
Don't miss Shannon Hale's next book, Midnight in Austenland, a mystery set at Pemberly available in February, 2012. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Big Bang Theory - The Kiss

The Big Bang Theory - still a better love story than Twilight, right? Especially now with the Sheldon-Amy kiss.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Wolf Of Wall Street is not marketed as a romance movie. I believe it should be. For all of us raised on Mills&Boons, for all of us who believe that love is straight-forward, for those who think alpha heroes should be honourable, here is a movie not afraid to show us exactly how corrupting power and big money can be. Here is a movie not afraid to claim a man can be unfaithful and still love his wife. Worth a ponder.