Washington D.C.

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A Gilded Lady

A Gilded Lady is the absolutely fantastic second book in the Hope and Glory series set in the dazzling world of Washington D.C.’s Gilded Age. Fans of the first story - The Spice King - will recognize the heroine as a secondary character in that volume but you don’t need to have read that novel t ...

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Frosty Relations

In Tara Quan’s magical world, there are elementals, who can harness the powers of things like ice and earth, and there are familiars, shape-shifting witches who ground and channel the gifts of elementals and keep them from going off the rails. Mina Mao is a familiar, and she’s also a frustrated ...

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Follow Me

Follow Me is Kathleen Barber's second novel, and it's every bit as delicious as her début. The story feels utterly believable, like the sort of thing you'd read about in your local newspaper, and after reading it, I'm not sure I'll view technology in quite the same light ever again. Some people ...

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State of Lies

In a genre inundated with unreliable and unlikable narrators, it was refreshing to read State of Lies and find myself immediately rooting for the heroine. Set in Washington D.C. and revolving around the highest levels of the American government, this novel serves as a timely reminder of just how pre ...

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A Delicate Affair

The first in a series of books exploring the Black experience throughout the decades, A Delicate Affair starts things off right, with a sweet story set in a historically accurate Washington, DC of 1902. At its heart, it’s another good girl/bad boy story, but it has more than one interesting twist ...

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Getting Dirty With the CEO

Considering its title, I expected Getting Dirty with the CEO to be more of a category romance that used tropes like the Billionaire Playboy or the Office Romance; so I was surprised to discover it is a calm and realistic romance featuring two mature, relatable adult characters who embark on a straig ...

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Wolf, en Garde

A well written, well plotted, werewolf story – what a pleasant surprise this novel was. Before I read Wolf en Garde I bought and read Wolf WY, the opener for this series. I really liked the writing and enjoyed the romance and love story. Although much of this novel is set in Washi ...

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Dragos Goes to Washington

It is always fun when an author treats her fans to something extra; a character interview, a deleted scene or even an extended epilogue available only on their website. These small tidbits make the reading experience that much more enjoyable as we get more information about people and places we love ...

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With Every Breath

Some books keep you reading late into the night, long after you should have been asleep. This is one of them. Not only was I breathless with anticipation regarding the romance between Trevor and Kate but I was deeply immersed in the history of tuberculosis and its treatment. Kate Livin ...

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Rush

I liked this book, so it’s really unfortunate that I chose it not realizing it was the third title in a series. This was unfortunate because Rush could have been a great book if I hadn’t spent so much time confused and wishing I’d read the two preceding titles in the proper order. ...