CAFE READS: EVIL GENIUS, by Patricia Rice

Anastasia Devlin is a virtual assistant, an invisible researcher and finder-of-all-things, known to her clients as a handle and a PO Box.  She’s also the daughter of a gorgeous, dysfunctional woman of many marriages & affairs who has spent a lifetime globetrotting and possibly spying for her country. At twenty-six Ana bolted, and has been hidden from her family for four years.

Then one morning she opens her door to find her nine year old sister Elizabeth Georgiana, I.E. EG for Evil Genius. And the plot just gets more tangled and crazy from there.

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BVC Announces Entrancing the Earl by Patricia Rice

Entrancing the Earl School of Magic 5 by Patricia Rice Can an impoverished earl find treasure with the aid of a runaway bride and a ghost? … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Librarian’s Spell by Patricia Rice

The Librarian’s Spell School of Magic 4 by Patricia Rice Can a timid librarian and a bold engineer save a castle’s toppling tower of books? … Continue reading

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BRIDGERTON and Regency Romance

  Regency romances have been a “thing” since the Silver Fork novels of the 1830s, which I suspect Georgette Heyer grew up reading. I started reading Heyer as a teen, which taste combined with my love of the Hornblower series by C.S. Forester and … Continue reading

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BVC announces Only A Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson

Only a Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson Seven corny short stories with happy endings Spy Beanie – Okay, fifty-one years is a looong foreplay. I Remember You – Memory makes our relationships meaningful – trust makes them strong. Value for … Continue reading

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Pin Money, Romance, and Silver Fork Novels

In my own particular mental map of the modern novel’s river, the watershed is Jane Austen. Her books were romantic, but she was not writing romance as it later came to be understood. Romance in the early sense could be … Continue reading

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