Category Archives: Leigh AAR

And the Saga Continues

I must have been living under a rock. Until the advent of agency pricing, I didn’t realize the contentiousness and longevity of the thirty years’ book wars. Oh, I do remember talking with one of my favorite book sellers – … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

During an e-mail conversation about the AAR poll, one person asked a question about 2011 debut authors. Several of us threw out some names of people we thought were first time authors, only to be informed that while a certain … Continue reading

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So, What Do We Like to Read?

I am horrible at keeping records of books that I have read. I know that many of you keep a journal of read books and their grades, but I have never been that motivated to do so. A couple of … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: Hidden Summit

He needs to get out of town so the murderer he is testifying against doesn’t get the chance to kill him too. She needs to get out of town so she doesn’t have to trip over her ex and his … Continue reading

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Thinking of Our Veterans

It’s not that the American people don’t think of their veterans all year round. Many of us do, especially when we see men and woman in uniform or hear the news about Iraq & Afghanistan. However there are certain things … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: Deliciously Sinful

Take one plucky orphaned heroine assuming the family business; add one bad boy who’s hiding his romantic heart; mix with food, food, food; and a large dollop of sex, sex, sex.  We’ve seen it before, but somehow, while we hope … Continue reading

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Searching for Christmas Stories

The idea to talk about Christmas stories crystallized after several readers posted on the Romance Potpourri Forum asking for holiday recommendations and my completion of a Christmas anthology review. After reading several stories that just didn’t do it for me, … Continue reading

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Big Changes in the EBook Market

It is no secret that I am a big eReader fan. I’ve talked about it here and here. And from the very beginning I have been a loyal customer of Amazon. With the introduction of the Kindle, I knew I … Continue reading

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In Search of a Good Laugh

If an author’s book makes me laugh, then there is a 99.9% chance that I am going to love the book because I love to laugh. I seek out books or movies that have a good probability of doing that. … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box: Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves

And we’re back with another Pandora’s Box, this time featuring Heartstrings and Diamond Rings by Jane Graves. Alison Carter is a jerk magnet, but she keeps convincing herself that meeting the right man is all about “modest expectations.” Seeing her … Continue reading

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