BVC Announces The Trouble With Magic by Patricia Rice

The Trouble With Magic Magical Malcolms Book #3 by Patricia Rice “Rice’s enchanting book is truly spellbinding.”-Booklist In a starred review, Booklist praised Must Be Magic as “a mystical masterpiece full of enchanting characters, a spellbinding plot, and the sweetest … Continue reading


The Romance of the Regency: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Silver Fork Novels

I discovered Georgette Heyer in high school, after reading an entire issue of the fanzine Niekas devoted to it, somewhere around 1967-8. At that time I hadn’t yet read Jane Austen, though I’d loved historical novels ever since I checked … Continue reading


BVC Announces This Magic Moment by Patricia Rice

This Magic Moment Magical Malcolms #4 by Patricia Rice “Rice has a magical touch for creating fascinating plots, delicious romance, and delightful characters…” – Booklist … Continue reading


CAFE READS: Marian Halcombe, by Brenda Clough

Marian Halcombe: A Most Dangerous Woman picks up where Wilkie Collins’ famous The Woman in White leaves off. So a few words about The Woman in White. It first appeared in Dickens’ magazine All the Year Round from 1859-60, and is … Continue reading


BVC Announces Merely Magic by Patricia Rice

Merely Magic Magical Malcolms 1 by Patricia Rice “Patricia Rice employs wicked wit and sizzling sensuality to turn the battle of the sexes into a magical romp.” -Mary Jo Putney, NYT Bestselling author Can a cynical scientist and an illogical … Continue reading



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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