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Book review: A Very Merry Chase…

December 22nd, 2010 1 comment

If you’re dying for a funny regency romance and you love Georgette Heyer, you’ll love A Very Merry Chase by Teresa Bohannon. The author sums it up, “Set in early 19th century Regency England, and harking back in style to the heyday of Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland, A Very Merry Chase is a comedy of manners and errors that boasts empire fashions, dashing characters, verbal sparring matches and witty repartee mingled with just a hint of mystery, danger and intrigue.”

It’s a classic Regency Romance and I give it four shiny big stars! When I started reading it was nearly bed time. I told myself I’d just read the first chapter. Ha! By four in the morning I had to force myself to stop and go to bed. After about two hours sleep I got up to see my Goblin off to work and then after waving him away with bloodshot eyes, I finished the book. It was that good! I loved all the main characters including the bad guy (who isn’t very lovable, but there’s something about him that makes me hope he has a happy end somewhere). I wish my characters could have dinner with Bohannan’s characters or meet them at a house party. I’ve never had that reaction to a regency romance before. After the short excerpt there’s a link to download a free pdf file of the first chapter (which I think is one of the funniest first chapters I’ve ever read!). Read more…

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And the Universe smiled…sort of…

December 14th, 2010 Comments off

Today I managed to scribble messages of love on two specially purchased Christmas cards. I made a great start – instead of writing ‘Hello’ I wrote ‘Hellow’. My head cold has been doing weird things to my head (weirder than normal). Read more…

Winner of the Telegraph ghost story competition is…

December 4th, 2010 10 comments

The winner of the Telegraph ghost story competition will not be me because I wasn’t chosen as one of the six finalists, but after reading all six I thought three were brilliant ghost stories and very well written.
A Hollow Cause by Craig Drew/Gimme Shelter by Pat Black/Friends by Richard Crompton
As this was a ghost story competition, for creepy factor alone that made me go stiff as I held my breath to read the ending…I hope that Pat Black wins (I think it was better than mine), but all three of my favorite winners were well written and creepy. Mine isn’t really creepy, it’s…shock horror…a romance!

In Darkness Let me Dwell Read more…