‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

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Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
 
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
 
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…


Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy  via netgalley by Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review

I’ve read every single Amanda Quick novel – finding her work at an early age, I  immersed myself into her spitfire heroines and Victorian romance novels that were never cut and dry, but also featured a fun murder mystery (well if you wanna call that fun). Although her novels have a habit of following a similar formula, I can say this novel was not the customary mystery romance novel and I cannot contain my joy!

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Outlander [Tv Series]

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Outlander is a series by Diana Gabaldon. I haven’t read the books however, I did like the TV Series until it became too much for me. Every other episode there was either a rape, attempted rape or a sex scene, ugh I felt horribly filthy after watching each episode. But I LOVED me some Jamie! Check out the trailer below:

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.
 
Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.
 
But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…


I previously mentioned that I love Jayne Ann Krentz, and my favorite pseudonym of her’s is Amanda Quick, so this book is a treat! If you’re ever in need of a light, historical romance reading with a definite HEA and some mystery then look no further than Ms. Quick. This novel isn’t available until April 19, 2016, so that gives you the time to read all of her novels under this pen name. My personal favorites are Mischief, Ravished, and Dangerous.

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What Am I Reading?

There is a section on the left-hand side that tells you exactly what this post entails, however a post about it will get to all the people that don’t check out my blog everyday. So, getting back the subject matter, “What Am I Reading?”

Currently I’m reading a lot of books. I believe it’s like seven or eight…probably more… but I figured maybe you’d like to check some of them out.

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

The Air He Breathes by Brittany C. Cherry

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Requiem of the Living by A. J. Locke

Addicted in Cold Blood by Tiana Laveen

A Lady’s Revenge by Tracey Devlyn

Paper Towns by John Green

And I’ve recently finished these titles:

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So, expect those reviews, and perhaps updates in Random. 

A Talent for Trickery (The Thief-takers #1) by Alissa Johnson

I love a good Victorian murder-mystery thriller, with a hint of romance. Truthfully it’s one of my favorite genres, along with one of my favorite female heroine types. In my opinion there aren’t enough Victorian novels that showcase females as criminals. Sure we have some, but not enough to satisfy my taste! So this is a sweet treat. Thankfully this novel will be available very shortly – publication is November 3, 2015.


The Lady is a Thief

Years ago, Owen Renderwell earned acclaim—and a title—for the dashing rescue of a kidnapped duchess. But only a select few knew that Scotland Yard’s most famous detective was working alongside London’s most infamous thief…and his criminally brilliant daughter, Charlotte Walker.

Lottie was like no other woman in Victorian England. She challenged him. She dazzled him. She questioned everything he believed and everything he was, and he has never wanted anyone more. And then he lost her.

Now a private detective on the trail of a murderer, Owen has stormed back into Lottie’s life. She knows that no matter what they may pretend, he will always be a man of the law and she a criminal. Yet whenever he’s near, Owen has a way of making things complicated…and long for a future that can never be theirs.

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