Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway | The Duke I Once Knew by Olivia Drake

  The Duke I Once Knewby Olivia DrakeUnlikely Duchesses #1Historical RomanceSt. Martin’s Press | December 31, 2018 About the Book:   Award-winning author Olivia Drake begins her new Unlikely Duchesses series with THE DUKE I ONCE KNEW (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; December 31, 2018). With compelling characters and skillful plot twists, Drake’s latest novel will take your […]

Merry Christmas from Birdie, with Holiday Romance reviews!!

Another year, come and gone. It feels like I just started this blog, and this is my third Christmas of putting these posts together.It hasn’t been easy, honestly. There have been times I’ve almost thrown in the towel, or struggled to get posts up on time. It’s all been worth it, because this blog and […]

Early Review | Stetsons and Stakeouts by BA Tortuga

Stetsons and Stakeoutsby BA TortugaM/M Contemporary RomanceDreamspinner PressDecember 11, 2018 About the Book:Gianni Cesare is a DEA agent and rancher—who also happens to be a millionaire heir to an Italian count. Running a multiagency sting out of his East Texas ranch means he needs a new foreman… preferably someone a little wet behind the ears […]

Audio Review | Tell Me It’s Real

Tell Me It’s Real by TJ KluneNarrator: Michael LesleyAt First Sight #1Romantic ComedyListening Length: 10 hours and 24 minutesPrint Book Review About the Book: Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color […]

Series Review | Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones

Charlie Davidson Seriesby Darynda JonesUrban FantasySt. Martins Press About the Book One: This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.Or a diagram of some kind.A flow chart would have been nice. Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job […]

Cat’s Jane Eyre Affair

I’ll start as I mean to go on.  That is, I don’t tend to hold much back.  When someone asks me ‘how are you?’ I’m more likely than not to tell them exactly how I actually am, instead of the rote ‘fine, and yourself?’ I have long struggled with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, panic attacks and […]