Audio Review: John Boyne – The Heart’s Invisible Furies: A Novel

Author: John Boyne
Reviewer: Asabat
Publisher: Hogarth Press/Random House Audio
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Stephen Hogan

Summary:

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery — or at least, that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Victoria Sue – The Innocent Auction (Innocent #1)

51GDVUwZTYL._SY346_Author: Victoria Sue
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:  London 1810.

Their love was a death sentence.

Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had … Continue reading

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Review: Christina E. Pilz – At Lodgings In Lyme (Oliver & Jack #2)

51cZVg+dPMLAuthor: Christina E. Pilz
Reviewer: Natalie
Publisher: Blue Rain Press
Genre: Mm Historical

Summary:An ex-apprentice and his street thief companion flee the dangers of Victorian London and the threat of the hangman’s noose in search of family and the promise of a better life.

After Oliver Twist commits murder to protect Jack Dawkins (The Artful Dodger), both must flee London’s familiar but dangerous environs for safety elsewhere. Together they travel to Lyme Regis in the hopes of finding Oliver’s … Continue reading

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unnatural Vice (Sins of the Cities #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man … Continue reading

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Review: Alex Beecroft – Angels of Istanbul (Arising #2)

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Reviewer: Rich
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal

Summary:
Wallachian nobleman Radu is recently arrived in Bucharest with his vampire parents. Welcomed as an eligible bachelor, he’s introduced to the enchantress Ecaterina, whose salon is Bucharest’s centre of magical expertise.

But when Ecaterina’s brother dies of a mysterious new plague, it’s clear to Radu that his parents have not been idle. Soon Bucharest is in the grip of an undead epidemic—a less than ideal time … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Mason Thomas – Lord Mouse (Lords of Davenia #1)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.

But that could change.

When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free … Continue reading

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Review: Ruby Moone – Trapped

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Author: Ruby Moone
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Sam Holloway is a desperate man. Trapped in Dante’s, the high-class London brothel catering to men who love men, his only hope is to find a rich protector. Then he meets the young aristocrat with sad eyes.

Tristan Barrington, sixth earl of Chiltern, waited until the death of his father before acting on his unnatural desires. Dante’s has a reputation for quality and absolute discretion. He … Continue reading

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Audio Review: T.J. Klune – Murmuration

51KEdiEPpAL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Author: T.J. Klune
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Historical/Science Fiction

Narrator: Kirt Graves

Summary:    In the small mountain town of Amorea, it’s stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.

The people here know certain things as fact:

Amorea is the best little town there is.

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Review: K.J. Charles – An Unseen Attraction (Sins of the Cities #1)

51su9h-caalAuthor: K.J. Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles.

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. . … Continue reading

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Review: Heloise West – Ardent

33643042Author: Heloise West
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Manifold Press
Genre: Historical

Summary:

In the village of Torrenta, master painter Morello has created a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red. Master Zeno, from strife-ridden Medici Florence, tells him the color gives him a competitive advantage – but Morello must be careful. Fraud is ever-present in the dye and pigment markets.

As they work together in Torrenta, Morello falls hard for Zeno’s assistant, Benedetto Tagliaferro, a … Continue reading

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