This Just In: Book description for The Countess Conspiracy



Courtney Milan announces that she finally has a book description for The Countess Conspiracy. Yay! I quote this from her Facebook post:


Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised—and he laughs through it all.

Violet Waterfield, the widowed Countess of Cambury, on the other hand, is entirely respectable, and she’d like to stay that way. But Violet has a secret that is beyond ruinous, one that ties her irrevocably to England’s most infamous scoundrel: Sebastian’s theories aren’t his. They’re hers.

So when Sebastian threatens to dissolve their years-long conspiracy, she’ll do anything to save their partnership…even if it means opening her vulnerable heart to the rake who could destroy it for good.


Oh. My. It already sounds intriguing and exciting. My expectations are somewhere in the vicinity of the general awesomeness of Courtney Milan’s story-telling prowess. I can’t wait.


The Countess Conspiracy is due out on December 17, 2013.



Thursday Quotables (2)




Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted at Bookshelf Fantasies. You choose a quote from your latest book read for the week. It can be a quote that made smile or laugh, had you crying, or just interesting in general.


This week, I quote from Kate Meader’s latest release, All Fired Up.


“I know you’ve been wondering how we got here, Cara. How we both could have done something so crazy.” He caressed her hip, absorbing the shock of heat he found there. “This is what happened that night. This feeling.”

He wished he could articulate it better but that was the best he could do. There she had stood in the middle of her family and friends, looking like the experience was entirely alien to her. Like she had been deposited there from the mother ship and didn’t recognize a single person. Shane knew exactly how that felt–to not belong, to be unsure of your place. The night had been spent turning wisps of recognition into strings of connection. They got drunk, they shared stories, they laughed a lot.



16173214I’m loving this book so much right now. Shane and Cara are characters that I genuinely want to know better. And I like how Kate Meader slowly but surely lets her readers get to know these intriguing, mysterious, flawed characters. 


I love the quote above because it’s one of the prime examples in the book, among many, of how these two people, who would have nothing common between them at first glance, seem to find common ground in the most unlikely of things: their innermost emotions. 







Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition (7)



Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.

Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.

This week, I’m featuring Julia Quinn.



Romancing Mister Bridgerton, published in 2002


From Goodreads:

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for… well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret… and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide… is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?


This is one of my ultimate favorite books. Of All Time. I’ve re-read this countless of times. This is one of those books that I want to read again for the first time, if ever that were possible. I found joy in every page turned and some of the best scenes never fail to make my heart skip a beat or make me swoon.

Penelope and Colin are two of my favorite characters as well, individually and of course as a couple. They bring out all kinds of emotions from each other and all kinds of feelings from me as a reader.

Find out more about Julia Quinn via her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads accounts.



Check out fellow TBT: HR edition participants for their picks for the week.

Renee @ Addicted to Romance & Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews