Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Who loses hope first?  And who never gives up? Becuase it’s not the supernatural abilities that set mythical characters apart…it’s the decisions the human characters make, in impossible situations, that have us still talking about them centures later.  Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with. Redonk Nutshell: Teen […]

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 Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test (available April 19, 2011) Author: Aimee Carter Redonk Nutshell: Teenager is subjected to a test of moral character in order to become a goddess Official Synopsis: Every girl who has taken the test has died. Now it’s Kate’s turn. It’s always been just Kate and her mom–and now her mother is […]

A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

Title: A Discovery of Witches, released Feb 8, 2011, 592 pages Author: Deborah Harkness Redonk Nutshell: Twilight for smart people Official Synopsis: A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls […]

Where you been, Ryan?

Lawdy lawd where HAVE I been? Sitting on my bum, reading, that’s where.  Dudes, I’ve got a lot of stuff coming your way, it’s just taking me some time to catch up.  But here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come to The Raunch Dilettante: Charming the Prince, Teresa Medeiros Scandalous, Karen Robards Lord of […]

The Iron Fey Series, Julie Kagawa

                Title: 1) The Iron King 2) The Iron Daughter 3) The Iron Queen 4) The Iron Knight (coming soon) Author: Julie Kagawa Redonk Synopsis: Half human half faery unwillingly steps into the realm of The Fey I had seen the covers of these beauts several times and […]

How to Marry a Duke, Vicky Dreiling

Title: How to Marry a Duke Author: Vicky Dreiling Redonk Nutshell: The Bachelor: Regency England edition, produced by Tessa Manfield, starring Tristan Gatewick, Duke of Shelbourne Official Summary: Tristan, The Duke of Shelbourne, is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not […]

Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Title: Wither Author: Lauren DeStefano I’ve had this on my to-read list for awhile, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC.  Huzzah.  Guys, I seriously tore through this sucker in a day.  Less than, actually.  First off, lemme start with this – the cover is WICKED GORGEOUS. I’ll be the […]