Reviews and Blog Posts: romance

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

Reviewer Rating:
3

Lots of folks have raved about Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so I thought I'd try the manga version of the first book, Soulless. In it, we meet Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural, meaning that she can suck the supernatural out of werewolves, vampires, and the like. Her versioin of Victorian...

The duchess

by Jude Deveraux

Reviewer Rating:
4

Claire Willoughby is an America heiress, who is must marry well in order to recive her inheritance. She meets and is quickly engaged to Harry the  eleventh Duke of MacArran. Harry brings Claire and her lazy and ignorant parents to Bramley house to live until the wedding. Claire is in...

Attachments

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

Before Rainbow Rowell hit it big with the teen romance Eleanor and Park, she published a book for adults, Attachments. This is a sweet, humorous love story, told through the eyes of Liincoln, computer security specialist at the local newspaper.  This means he has to read flagged emails. He starts...

Attachments

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
3

Lincoln O’Neill isn’t necessarily happy with his life. It’s been several years since college and he is back living at home (though his mom makes delicious food) and working a job he isn’t so proud of, dreaming of his lost college love. Lincoln works as an “internet security officer” for...

Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

Theft

The finalists for the 25th annual Lambda Literary Awards were recently announced. The Lammys celebrate GLBT literature and are given in many categories, including fiction, romance, biography/memoir, children's/young adult, and sf/fantasy/horror.

If you want your next read to have GLBT themse, this is a great list to start with! For the complete list of finalists, see the Lambda Literary Foundation web site. The site also lists past winners and nominees. 

Paper valentine

by Brenna Yovanoff

Reviewer Rating:
4

If Lillian's been dead for 6 months, why's she still hanging around as a ghost? Hannah's trying to keep it together, but this summer is not helping -- it's HOT and there's a murderer on the loose. Plus, she's a Colorado author.

4:44 last day on earth

by Abel Ferrara

Reviewer Rating:
4

Abel Ferarra's 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) marks the independent filmmaker's cinematic return to New York City.  Set in a Lower East Side apartment building on the eve of an apocalyptic environmental collapse, the film centers on an upper-class bohemian couple played by Willem Defoe and Shanyn Leigh.  Over the course of the film's...

Cowboy Crazy

Cover for A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree by Janet Dailey

Frazzled just thinking about the holidays? From Montana to Texas, the cowboy rules hearts so take time out to enjoy a western flavored romance!

These new titles will have you racing to the end.  Need help finding a romance title? We are happy to help!

The scorpio races

by Maggie Stiefvater

Reviewer Rating:
5

A coming of age story about two young people who live on an island.  The premise is a bit unbelievable -- carnivorous horses that live in the sea race each year in the Scorpio Races.  Winning the Scorpio Races could be the ticket to a better life for both of...

2012 Audie Award Nominees

First Grave on the Right

The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word performance, and are presented by the Audio Publishers Association. Here are some of the 2012 nominees owned by DPL:

Bossypants, Tina Fey, narrated by Tina Fey (Biography/Memoir, Humor)

Here Comes Trouble, Michael Moore, narrated by Michael Moore (Biography/Memoir)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, narrated by Maya Angelou (Classic)

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