Category Archives: contemporary

Guest Post: How to effectively build characters by Stephanie-Louise Farrell

Categories: anthology, contemporary, fiction, guest post, short story collection, Stephanie-Louise Farrell
The Amy Winehouse pilgrimage & other storiesBy Stephanie-Louise FarrellEditions: ebookPublished August 31, 2012 by Any Subject Books Genre: Anthology / Contemporary / FictionThese four short stories, which are as different as they are original, clearly reveal the author’s ability to sustain suspense until the very last line. In fact, even then we may be left guessing. The uniqueness of the stories lies in the strange and perplexing situations which the protagonists must resolve while at the same time affording us front-row views of their thought Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: Becoming Edward by Faye Meredith

Categories: 2 butterflies, contemporary, Faye Meredith, fluttering thoughts, humor, RBR, teen romance, ya
Becoming EdwardBy Faye MeredithEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished June 6th 2011 by Faye MeredithGenre: YA Contemporary / Romance / HumorSource: review copyA guy starts dressing up like Edward Cullen to attract a girl who’s a massive Twilight fan. Trouble is he gets it wrong and it kind of goes to his head, with disastrous consequences.Becoming Edward is set in the UK and is a light-hearted, fun novel about what happens when obsession goes too far. Perfect for both Twilight and non-Twilight fans.~ Goodreads BlurbWorld Building: Contemporary, post-Twilight Read more [...]

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Categories: 4 butterflies, adult, adult romance, contemporary, E.L. James, Fifty Shades series, hot romance, power-play (light), review, ROMR, some bdsm
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1)By E.L. JamesEditions: audiobook, ebook, paperbackPublished May 26th 2011 by The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing HouseGenre: Adult Spicy Romance / ContemporarySource: own copyWhen literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she Read more [...]

Excerpt: Dangerous Love by Lilou DuPont

Categories: adult romance, book tour, contemporary, erotica, excerpt, giveaway, Lilou DuPont, Lot Connect book tours
Dangerous LoveBy Lilou DuPontEditions: ebookExpected publication: August 6th 2012 by Crimson RomanceGenre: Erotic / Contemporary RomanceIn Prague, Laura feels that she has met her soulmate. Yet how can her soul merge with the son of a Nazi?After being passed over for a promotion at a Chicago advertising agency, Laura cashes in her stock options, quits her job, and moves to Prague. There, she begins an erotic romance with Byron, only to discover that he is German and his father was in the Hitler Youth. As an observant Jew, Laura has deep misgivings Read more [...]

Review: Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

Categories: 3 butterflies, adult romance, contemporary, hot romance, lgbt, m/m, netgalley, RBR, review
Chase in ShadowBy Amy LaneEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished February 24th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published February 23rd 2012)Genre: MxM Adult Contemporary RomanceSource: netgalleyChase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future. Nobody knows the real Chase.Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every Read more [...]

Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, drama, Katie McGarry, netgalley, RBR, review, teen romance, ya
Pushing the LimitsBy Katie McGarryEditions: ebook, hardcover, paperbackExpected publication: July 31st 2012 by Harlequin TeenGenre: YA ContemporarySource: netgalley"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked. "An edgy romance that Read more [...]