Spinning Gold by Vivi Andrews

Rating: B       Romance: 2/5       Raunch: 3/5 Redonk Nutshell: Rumpelstiltskin gets a new spin <-see what I did there? Juliana Ravel is seeking desperate measures to save her brother from the Prince’s executioner. She seeks to make an appeal, and as a last ditch effort to woo the Prince to […]

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James

Redonk Nutshell: Brutally honest heroine finds herself drawn to a straight laced duke This is the 3rd in Eloisa James’s fairy tale inspired regency romance series. The fairy tale? The princess and the pea. Olivia Lytton has been engaged to her fiancee from the cradle. Duke of Canterwick is mentally disabled. He’s slow. He’s sweet as […]

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Redonk Nutshell: A masked man & woman haunted by fiery abilities team up to track down someone committing murders to members of a mysterious club What do you get when you combine a regency Gothic romance with paranormal themes and fairy tale inspiration?  Answer: Firelight, by Kristen Callihan.  It sounds complicated, but she pulls it off […]

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Redonk Nutshell: PhD expert in folklore has explicitly intimate encounters with the subjects of her study upon moving to a small secluded Northeastern town to teach at a small college Though this cover is beautiful, it screams YA! to me.  Note to all: THIS IS SOOOOO NOT YA. No, no, my fellow Raunchers.  I was […]

Fairest of them All by Teresa Medeiros

Redonk Nutshell: A legendary beauty disguises herself in a hideous costume to deter suitors in a competition for her hand, and inadvertently falls in love with one of them Fairest of them All  is the story of Holly, the legendary beauty who’s father wants her wed and holds a tournament to find her a husband. Never one […]

A Kiss to Remember by Teresa Medeiros

Redonk Nutshell: Mistaken identity, amnesia, and desperation collide between a Duke and a gentlewoman hoping to cling to her childhood estate I love Teresa Medeiros, so it hurts me to admit that I had a hell of a time getting into this book. It dragged a bit for me to the point where I actually […]

Entwined, Heather Dixon

Title: Entwined Author: Heather Dixon Redonk Nutshell: A dark retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses Official Synopsis: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her… beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing…it’s taken away.  All of it. The Keeper understands.  He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls […]

A Kiss at Midnight, Eloisa James

Title: A Kiss at Midnight Author: Eloisa James Redonk Nutshell: Take-charge Cinderella meets her prince while in disguise Official Synopsis: Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales… or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince… and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and […]

Charming the Prince, Teresa Medeiros

Title: Charming the Prince Author: Teresa Medeiros Redonk Nutshell: Cinderella meets Pan’s Lost Boys in 14th century Official Synopsis: He never lost a battle until he met the one woman who might succeed in… Charming the Prince. Dear Reader, My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of […]

When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Title: When Beauty Tamed the Beast Author: Eloisa James Redonk Nutshell: Regency era House M.D. meets his match Official Synopsis: Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays […]