The Lass Wore Black by Karen Ranney

You’ll hold her when she cries, and try like hell to understand why she’s angry. You’ll coax her and reason with her, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with her. You better damn well like her, my boy, because love is ninety percent like and ten percent passion. Redonk Nutshell: Recovering woman finds solace in her physician Catriona […]

Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers

Whenever you are ready, or if you never are, my heart is yours, until Death do us part. Whatever that may mean when consorting with one of Death’s handmaidens. Redonk Nutshell: Holy assassin is surrounded by intrigue and romance while on  assignment This is a YA book that has generated a lot of buzz in […]

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 […]

When Angels Fall by Meagan McKinney

Redonk Nutshell: Tortured hero returns to terrorize his flame from the past Oh man lookit this cover. Classic! I hereby deem this my first Retro Reads post featuring a romance book published in decades gone by.  Why the hell didn’t I think of doing this sooner? Why, I ask you? Ivan Tramore has a chip […]

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Redonk Nutshell: A young mute woman is lured by a darkly enchanted portrait of a British Lord Done with boarding school, Natalie Stewart returns into her father’s care in 1882 New York City.  She hasn’t spoken since she was four years old, the age when her mother died in a carriage accident.  Natalie is beautiful […]

The Legend of the Werestag by Tessa Dare

Redonk Nutshell: A woman longs for her recently returned paramour and is saved from an attack by what appears to be a mythical werestag My redonk nutshell makes no damn sense.  *snort*  This novella by one of my favorite AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!!!!, Tessa Dare, was a short and sweet, though fluffy and short lived. […]

The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London

Redonk Nutshell: Naive down-on-her-luck heroine is stuck staying at the Earl of Radnor’s Gothic Wales home & becomes entranced by his haunted yet tender nature I have and will always be a fan of Gothic fiction.  Something about dark castles, haunted heroes and ridiculous heroines always manages to bring a smile to my face.  It […]

Graveminder, Melissa Marr

Title: Graveminder (released May 17, 2011, 336 pages) Author: Melissa Marr Redonk Nutshell: A man & a woman fight their predestined roles in their small town up until the violent death of their well-loved predecessor Official Synopsis: Three sips to mind the dead…Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the […]

Last Night’s Scandal, Loretta Chase

Title: Last Night’s Scandal Author: Loretta Chase Redonk Nutshell: Fiery heiress and her best friend,an Earl, make a trip to Scotland to tackle the Gothic haunting of his derelict estate Official Synopsis: After surviving the perils of Egypt, Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle is back in London, facing the most dire threat of all: his […]