Category Archives: Maggie AAR

From Books to Burton

Two books are making their way from page to screen via Tim Burton productions in the coming months. On May 27 Alice Through the Looking Glass brings viewers a sequel to the 2010 Alice in Wonderland and what appears to … Continue reading

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A Roundtable Discussion on Lost Among the Living

Today, AAR Reviewers Maggie, Caz, Mary, Linniegayl and Melanie have AAR’s first ever Round Table Discussion. The book chosen is Simone St. James Lost Among the Living. Ms. St. James is a popular author with AAR staff having made several … Continue reading

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Does Size Matter?

I’ve read some pretty long books in the course of my life. Tolstoy’s War and Peace with the original French quotes included – 1,296 pages. The Far Pavillions by M. M. Kay which comes in at a mere 960 pages.  … Continue reading

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs: A Pandora’s Box

Today, AAR reviewers Maggie Boyd and Mary Skelton tackle Fire Touched, the ninth book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Here is Maggie’s summary of the novel: Tensions between the fae, humans and the supernatural community at large … Continue reading

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An Interview and a Giveaway with Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon’s newest story, Passion’s Song is out this month as part of the Harlequin Kimani Febraury Lineup. (I’ve written a DIK review of it for AAR). A friends to lovers story, this tale is about April Knight, who tutored … Continue reading

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Michelle Diener’s Dark Deeds: A Pandora’s Box

Today, Maggie and Alexandra tackle the second book in the Class 5 Series by Michelle Diener, Dark Deeds. The first book in the series,  Dark Horse, made both of their Top Ten Lists for 2015. Does the second book live up to … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Maggie’s List

Last year I defined a DIK as “a book that delights me, with characters I at least like (but normally, I love them) and a romance that leaves my heart a little gooey. I thoroughly enjoy reading it, don’t want … Continue reading

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Life and Death: It’s No Twilight

The tenth anniversary edition of Twilight arrived on the shelves several months ago containing the bonus feature of Life and Death, a gender swap retelling of Twilight. The tales are identical aside from the gender swap and an expedited ending.  … Continue reading

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Steps to Being a Modern Gentleman: A Rebuttal

After being confused, appalled and annoyed by the various items on this list I determined to write my own guide to being a gentleman. After all, as a romance reader I am well versed in what it takes to turn the average … Continue reading

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We Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Haruki Murakami said, “If you only read the books everyone else is reading you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” This quote speaks eloquently to Banned Book Week. Some people only want us to think what they are thinking. … Continue reading

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