Getting Lit S2EP05: Hot and Badgered

By Shelly Laurenston. This month, Ilana prepared for us some literary questions: Literary critics have said that Hot and Badgers is possibly the finest honey badger shapeshifter novel...

Books I Read Vol 51

  Ahhh, so glad to be back from a short hiatus in BIRs. Let's see, what have I been up to?   Lake Silence Author: Anne Bishop Series: The Others #6 Tags: shifters, elementals, humans are the real...

BIRTW: Vol 38, Oct 22

Twist by Dannika Dark | Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler | How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks   Twist (+ 1/2 of Impulse) Author: Dannika Dark Series: Mageri #2 (#3) Tags: paranormal romance, ragtag team, scrappy newcomer, secret...

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BIRTW: Vol 37, Oct 14

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin | The Beauty and The Blacksmith by Tessa Dare | The Trouble with Harry by Katie MacAlister   Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives Author: Gretchen Rubin Series: N/A Tags: nonfiction, self help, habit...

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BIRTW: Vol 36, Sept 30

Born of Shadows | Sherrilyn Kenyon Born of Shadows Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Series: The League #4 Tags:  Space romance! Space smugglers! Warrior Princess! Spartan type society. Surprise royalty! Disguise! Running from the law. Have to spend the night in a hovel...

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Getting Lit S1EP08: Immortal Cowboy

By Alexis Morgan. Highlights: "What are kids these days doing with dry ice?" "...Spookifying EVERYTHING." "I like to think of this as a suspense novel about a very troubled young woman." "LAZARUS VAGINA!" Ilana's Drink: Ghost Cowboy...

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BIRTW: Vol 35, Sept 16

It feels like foreevvveeeerrr since I've written in my blog. I am sad to say that I broke my streak of posting once a week for the first time since I started Books I Read This Week in January. BUT! I bring you consolation prize. A fancy schmancy new website! Ya know,...

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Books I read this week: Vol 34, Sept 2nd

Day of the Duch'ass. Lady Pirate. Knave of Hearts. The Day of the Duchess Author: Sarah MacLean Series: Scandal and Scoundrel #3 Tags: historical romance, regency romance, estranged marriage, American!, house party, contest for a husband, runaway wife,...

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Books I read this week: Vol 33, Aug 26

Born of Fire Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Series: The League #2 Tags: Space romance!, tortured past, convict, criminal, wealthy merchant, hacker, bounty hunter, kickass heroine, sorry I'm secretly betraying you, treasure hunt against time, someone needs a hug,...

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Getting Lit S1EP07: Tender Wings of Desire

By Harland Sanders. Special guest star: Matt, Ilana's husband!   Highlights: "Aw, you guys are like The Notebook for nerds." "You go from dating guys named Glen to dating in glens." "Never say 'fleshy tubules' again." Ilana's Drink Getting Lit time! In honor of our...

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Books I read this week Vol 32, Aug 19

Tender Wings of Desire Goodreads Author: Harland Sanders Series: N/A Tags: Historical romance, regency romance, tavern, secret identity, sailor, glasses, chicken restaurant empire Format: e-book Rating: meh. Podcast book! Betcha can't wait till the latest...

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Books I read this week: Vol 31, Aug 12

White Hot Author: Ilona Andrews Series: Hidden Legacy #2 Tags: Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, superpowers, elementals, psychics, telekinetic, kick ass heroine, The Dangerous One, private investigator Format: audiobook Rating: SUPER YAY!   *Discreetly...

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Getting Lit S1EP06: Clean Sweep

By Ilona Andrews. SOUND MUCH IMPROVED! Oh man, I'm so excited about that.   Highlights of this episode: "I'll just single fist for now, thanks." "Should I make a threesome joke? The answer is always yes." "Fairies and elves can go fuck themselves." "Please quote me to...

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Books I read this week: Vol 30, Aug 5

Buns Goodreads Author: Alice Clayton Series: Hudson Valley #3 Tags: small town, city girl, orphan, foster care, hotel management, stick-in-the-mud, widower, nice dead wife, coworkers, foodie Format: audiobook Rating: meh.   I was so excited for...

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Book I read this week: Vol 29, July 29

The Duke Author: Kerrigan Byrne Series: Victorian Rebels #4 Tags: historical romance, Victorian romance, dukes!, painter, barmaid, nurse, prostitute, widow, nice old dead husband, military man, spy, nursed back to health, mistaken identity, serial killer,...

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Full On Squee: Ilona Andrews

Have I told you lately that I love Ilona Andrews? There's so much to love. So much. I can't even...   Okay, so I'm going to nip this in the bud and have one entire post dedicated to Ilona Andrews. Then I can just refer everyone to that and move on.   NEW: The Women...

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Books I read this week: Vol. 28, June 22

How to Capture a Countess Author: Karen Hawkins Series: The Duchess Diaries Tags: historical romance, regency romance, earl, girlhood crush, previously ruined, bet, revenge Format: audiobook Rating: yay!   Aw, cute. Light, airy, mildly funny.   Young...

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Books I read this week: Vol 27, July 15

RR: Potent Pleasures Author: Eloisa James Series: Pleasures #1 Tags: Historical Romance, regency romance, ruined woman, artist, twin, white hair, Earl, divorced, masquerade, mistaken identity, impotence Format: audiobook Rating: yay!   *Snort.* POTENT...

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Books I read this week: Vol 26, July 8

Heavens to Betsy! Only TWO books! Several possible reasons for that. A) Work has been crazy, and I've needed my whole brain for most projects. B) I'm starting not one but TWO 30 day challenges! I am committed to doing yoga every day, and writing every day. What am I...

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Books I read this week: Vol 25, July 1

Born of Night Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Series: The League #1 Tags: SciFi Romance, space opera, assassins, princess, dancer, secret identity, tortured past, ragtag team Format: audiobook Rating: yay!   OoOoOoOoOo! Space Romance!!!   It's surprising that out...

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Books I read this week: Vol 24, June 24

Novella: Winning Lord West Author: Anna Campbell Series: The Dashing Widows #3 Tags: Historical romance, Regency Romance, Earl, FWB arrangement, childhood sweethearts, widow, prickly female, mysterious disease Format: ebook Rating: Yay! A novella. Aw! This one was...

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Getting Lit S1EP05: Amish Vampires in Space

By Kerry Nietz. Special guest host: Justin Roberts from the podcast All Out of Ideas! Bonus rant is Vampires vs Werewolves! Which would you choose?   What Ilana's drinking... The Scraddlebox 2 shots gin 1 shot lemon juice 1/2 cup Calypso Ocean Blue Lemonade 1/4 cup...

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Books I read this week Vol 23, June 17

Magic Slays Author: Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #5 Tags: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, magic, shape shifters, vampires, necromancers Format: audiobook Rating: Yay!   Magic Slays? More like Magic #Slay!   Lol.   In this episode, Kate and Curran...

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Books I read this week: Vol 22, June 10

Devil in Spring Author: Lisa Kleypas Series: The Ravenels #3 Tags: Historical Romance, Victorian, eccentric, woman in business, tinnitus, vertigo, shotgun marriage Format: audiobook Rating: yay! I have been waiting for this audiobook to become available...

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Getting Lit S1EP04: The Iron Duke

In this episode, Wendy and Ilana meet IRL in St. Louis, Mo. to talk about the Iron Duke by Meljean Brook, realize they have the perfect professions for romance novel protagonists, and define VILF. The drink this time is 3 Buck Chuck (a bottle each) because we are out...

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