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March 21, 2017

#Top Ten Tuesday - Shelley's Top Ten Authors I Would LOVE to Meet!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This weeks Feature:


10. Jenna Black author of Fairiewalker, Morgan Kingsley, & Nikki Glass

9. Chloe Neill author Chicagoland Vampires, The Dark Elite, and Devil's Isle

8. Faith Hunter author of Jane Yellowrock, and Soulwood

7. Anne Bishop author of The Others, The Black Jewels

6. Darynda Jones author of Charley Davidson

5. Kelley Armstrong author of Darkest Powers, Women of the Otherworld, Cainsville, & more

4.Ilona Andrews author of Kate Daniels

3. Patricia Briggs author of Mercy Thompson

2. Gini Koch author of Katherine "Kitty" Katt

1. Jennifer Estep author of Elemental Assassin, Mythos Academy, Black Blade & Big Time

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Talk Supe

March 14, 2017

See You In A Bit!

Hey Supies! 

I know I've disappeared into the ether yet again but there's a valid explanation for my absence.
I'm in the middle of a transition, moving into a new house and a new job. 
I'm not very adaptive to change but I have to say I'm pretty excited for this one!
I'll be back in 3-4 weeks, Shelley will pop up once in a while, and I'll be on Twitter and Instagram. 

If you're getting hit by the snowstorm, stay safe and warm! 
If you're not, stay healthy, happy, and safe. 
See you around!

Talk Supe

March 6, 2017

Liked It: Duke of my Heart by Kelly Bowen

Series: Season for Scandal 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: Januray 26, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Historical Romance

Scandal can be handled...

Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he's returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl—quite inconveniently deceased—tied to his missing sister's bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he's at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.

Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she's somehow...flawless. It's just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected—yet absolutely true.

I've read a lot of rave reviews for Kelly Bowen's Season for Scandal Series last year and I made sure to grab the series for when I'm in a mood for some good historical romance.

I finally managed to read DUKE OF MY HEART, the first in the series which to me felt like a Regency version of the hit TV show, Scandal with Ivory Moore as the period's very own Olivia Pope. Our cunning and resourceful handler was hired by the Duke of Aldridge's, Captain Maximus Harcourt, aunt when his sister goes missing after the death of her lover who died tied up in her bed on the night of ball. 

March 2, 2017

Liked It: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn

Series: Lily Bound 1 
Format: eGalley
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley 
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Lily O'Connell, a succubus, has put her unique talents to work. She owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client turns up dead in her club, and she hears the news that the Souljacker--an old tattoo-artist friend-turned-vampire, who was institutionalized years before--has escaped to reclaim his "artwork," Lily knows she's next on his list. With one of his tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to track the vampire down before he tracks her. But she didn't expect to fall for Archer-and they say a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim.

And Yasmine Galenorn has given us yet another promising urban fantasy series featuring a persistent female protagonist, succubus, Lily Bound. SOULJACKER is the introductory installment and I think fans of the genre will be pleased with Lily O'Connell & Co., including Galenorn's fan base, won't be disappointed.