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    Hidden

    Hidden by Catherine McKenzie When a married man suffers a sudden fatal accident, two women are shattered—his wife and someone else’s—and past secrets, desires and regrets are brought to light While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Not one but two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son and contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother—her ex-boyfriend—Tim. With Tish’s co-workers in the dark about her connection to Jeff outside the workplace, she volunteers to attend the funeral…

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    Ever After

    Ever After (The Hollows/Rachel Morgan, #11) by Kim Harrison The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing… for the worse. While saving the world is important, it isn’t Rachel’s only motivation. There’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It’s also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon…

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    The Painted Girls – Blog Tour (Review)

    The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan Paris. 1878. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventy francs a month, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work—and the love of a dangerous young man—as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece L’Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modelling in the studio…

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    The Painted Girls – Blog Tour (Author Q&A)

    As part of the blog tour for The Painted Girls, I was lucky enough to have Cathy answer some questions for me! If you love historical fiction, I would highly recommend that you pick up one or both of her books. They are fabulous! If you want to read about my feelings on this book, you can click here!   1. Both The Day the Falls Stood Still and The Painted Girls are historical novels. What do you think interests you so much in the past? Do you see yourself writing anything set in present time in the future (Well, that came out oddly phrased…)? I think I’ve written novels set…

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    A Perfect Blood

    A Perfect Blood (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #10) by ? Kim Harrison ? Yeah, baby! You have no idea how I actually squealed when I opened an email from my Harper Collins rep and she mentioned they’d be getting a few copies of the latest Kim Harrison book and would it be ok if she sent me one. I also laughed at the “would it be ok” part. You see, she was quite aware of my extreme love of all things Kim Harrison and therefore the question she asked me wasn’t really a question. I am currently in the process of building a lovely shrine to my HC rep and once…