Heat by R. L. Smith

Redonk nutshell: During a record heat wave, a fugitive alien hides out on earth while an alien cop pursues him Knowing what I know about this book, the above “redonk nutshell” has to be the lamest one I’ve possibly ever written.  This is probably going to be a bizarre review so bear with me.  This […]

The Widow by Anne Stuart

Redonk Nutshell: Burned out writer takes tabloid job to write a book about a scandalous painter and his harem of women, and when he meets “the one that got away” he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her damaged yet strong temperment You can’t really go wrong with Anne Stuart, and The Widow is no exception. […]

Ward Against Death by Melanie Card

Redonk Nutshell: Fledgling necromancer gets more than he bargained for when he raises a young woman from the dead Ward De’Ath, a young doctor and burgeoning necromancer, summons beautiful Celia Carlyle from her recent death to perform a quick 15 minute wake – so her family can pay tribute.  What he doesn’t expect is for […]

The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

“Almighty God, please let my new husband be happy with me tomorrow so I can murder his father.” Redonk Nutshell: An arranged marriage between a half-eleven Lord and a human Lady results in an unlikely alliance against the corrupt King The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy is a favorite of mine.  It’s a finely […]

Prince of Swords, Anne Stuart

Title: Prince of Swords Author: Anne Stuart Redonk Nutshell: Mystical woman is intrigued by dangerous and dark Earl, who just happens to be a notorious thief Official Synopsis: She is an impoverished noblewoman who lives by her wits as a Tarot reader for the English nobility. He is London’s most notorious cat burglar. They met […]

The Devil Wears Plaid, Teresa Medeiros

Title: The Devil Wear Plaid Author: Teresa Medeiros Redonk Nutshell: English miss takes a liking to her Scottish captor Official Synopsis: Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the ancient patriarch of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor’s prison when the Hepburn’s sworn enemy Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent […]

Author Spotlight: Julia Quinn

I’ve been ambushing the library’s paperback section lately, and I’ve honed in on specific authors.  I’ve read several books by Julia Quinn, and I have officially added her to my mental “favorite authors” list.  Her stuff is fantastic.  Witty, hilarious, romantic, sensual, dramatic and original.  I’m rarely disappointed in any book I pick up that’s […]

Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Awakened (The Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 3) Author: J.R. Ward Redonk Nutshell: Scariest vampire of a warrior clan finds love in an aristocrat Official Synopsis: In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers […]

Scandalous, Karen Robards

Title: Scandalous Author: Karen Robards Redonk Nutshell: Imposter falls for his “sister” – ESCANDOLO! Official Synopsis: England, 1810: When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half-brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation in Ceylon, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters, Claire and Elizabeth, are suddenly penniless. […]