NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE
By: Sarah MacLean
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
So basically historical romance is just normally not my thing. I don’t mind it but I find that I rarely love it. I don’t entirely know why. HOWEVER… this book had me staying up way way way too late to finish and I recommend it to everyone. Including you all reading this! I hope to get to the others in the series soon but you definitely should give this a read if you’re looking for something new!
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.
But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.
If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love.
Sarah MacLean is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of YA and adult romance.
She grew up in Rhode Island, where she spent much of her free time bemoaning the fact that she was more than a century too late for own Season. Her unabashed addiction to historical fiction helped to earn her a degree in European History from Smith College before she moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. After receiving a Masters in Education from Harvard University, Sarah returned to New York, where she lives with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.
THE IRON THORN (IRON CODEX #1)
By: Caitlin Kittredge
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
I love Science Fiction mixed with Steampunk and this book definitely has both. There’s magic, lots of action, some boys and a good story in this book. I haven’t read the rest of the series but it is complete so if you are looking for something that has great world building and an interesting story, definitely check this one out!
Two years and many, many drafts later, she pitched Night Life to a bevy of agents and one of them, Rachel Vater, sold the series to St. Martin’s.
Caitlin collects comic books, print books, vintage clothes, and bad habits. She loves tea, loud music, the color black (especially mixed with the color pink) and ghost stories. She can drive a stick shift, play the violin and knows more English curses than American ones.
Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy cats.