favourite author

Returning to a Favourite World with “Allegiance of Honor”

26089799Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh
Berkley: June 14, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance; Urban Fantasy
Source: Free From Publisher

I’d go there again!
suitcasesuitcasesuitcasesuitcase

Since my recent conversion to the cult of Nalini Singh a couple of years ago I have anxiously awaited each and every new addition to Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. Throughout this series Singh has created a rich futuristic world that is full of all kinds of race tension, but also fabulous romances. I can’t think of another series that so well combines complex world building with fully developed romantic relationships. Nalini Singh, she is a master, and this is again proven with her newest book, Allegiance of Honor and its shift for the entire series. Allegiance propels the series into new territory while also giving readers a glimpse into the lives of so many of the beloved characters of the series. (more…)

Advertisements

Sabrina Jeffries does it again with ‘How the Scoundrel Seduces’

18744733How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries (The Duke’s Men #3)
Pocket Books, August 19, 2014 (Historical Romance)*

My rating: I’d go there again! (4/5)

Sabrina Jeffries was my gateway drug into the historical romance genre. I jumped into it after I finished my master’s degree and have never looked back. Ever since stumbling upon Jeffries’ novels, she has been one of my favourite and go-to authors in historical romance. To date, A Notorious Love is my favourite Jeffries book, but she is an author that never disappoints, and How the Scoundrel Seduces is no exception.

The latest installment in The Duke’s Men is about Tristan Bonnaud (brother to Lisette from book 1) and Zoe Keane. The pair originally met in the previous book, When the Rogue Returns and while there was no love lost there, Tristan is the only one Zoe can turn to when she needs some investigative assistance. It turns out Zoe’s parents are not her biological ones. In fact, her parents took her as their own after her mother dies in childbirth. However, this is a complicated matter as Zoe is heir to a great fortune and if anyone should learn of her true parentage she could lose control of the estate she manages when her father dies. Since Zoe’s father refuses to discuss the matter and her mother dead, Zoe is forced to turn to the Duke’s Men to track down the truth, and just which investigator should be assigned the case, Tristan Bonnaud. (more…)

Ghostly Investigations in ‘Silence for the Dead’

18114136Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James
NAL Trade, April 2, 2014 (Historical Fiction)*

My rating: I’d go there again! (4/5)

It’s 1919, the Great War is over, but the battle continues on for those that were scarred, both mentally and physically from the battles. Like St. James’ previous novels, post-war life is tackled; however, with Silence for the Dead, the theme of mental illness and PSTD takes the forefront.

Kitty Weeks is a young woman on the run from a painful past. She thinks she has finally found a relatively safe situation as a nurse at Portis House, a far away asylum for former soldiers broken from their time in the war. The problem is Kitty is no nurse, and there are strange happenings at Portis House, a large home that was seemly abandoned by its former owners.

Kitty is slowly drawn to the mystery of the disappearance of the former owners of Portis House as she gets to know her patients, and learns that they all share a similar nightmare featuring the same villain. Kitty gains a partner in her investigations with the patient, and war hero, Jack Yates. But can Kitty trust this apparently insane (and handsome and charismatic) patient? Or will trusting Jack cause Kitty to lose her long sought for sanctuary.

(more…)