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Posts Tagged ‘reading’
Trying not to sound Spammy here, but the issue of literacy is important to me.
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IMO, there aren’t very many things more perfect or more beautiful than a wall of full bookshelves.
For those of you out there who agree with me, there’s Bookshelf Porn. My personal fave: this hidden door bookshelf, leading to a room full of books.
I just had a bookgasm
Available now at Amazon!.
Emily Fenwick, former NYPD, is now reluctant defender of 1890 New York. Unfortunately for Emily, who hates “the creepy stuff,” she ignored her inner voice, went to a carnival in Central Park, and entered a Victorian tent in hopes a psychic would have some encouraging news about her woefully boring love life. The guarantee she receives of meeting a tall, dark, and handsome stranger comes with a huge catch–he lives in an alternate dimension of the past.
Jack Pettigrew leads a quirky band of lost souls in a battle to save New York circa 1890. Nightmares have come alive and threaten to terrorize a fragile era. Jack leads the “punks,” who have been sucked back in time through a vortex. Each has a fleeting memory of their own death–or near death–and must determine for themselves why they have been chosen for this mission. Is Steamside their Purgatory? Could an Egyptian obelisk in Central Park be the cause of the time rift, or is Emily herself to blame for the goblins, zombies, and other nightmarish scenes plaguing them?
If the Punks want to return to 2010, they must ensure there’s going to be an 1891. If they conclude they’re really ghosts, then it might be time to party like it’s 1999.
Dear Reader, Please note that while this book has some adult content, it is not ultra steamy romance. If you prefer hardcore gadget laden steampunk–look away. While this book has some steampunk elements, it is primarily a fantasy romance. Best wishes!
Many thanks to Smart Bitches for posting the discount codes for HQN’s latest sale. I can never have too many Harlequin Presents. Fast, fun reads!
This offer is good through 31 May – so buy early buy often!
And as I hunt through the big ol email o’coupons from HQN HQ, there’s also one for free shipping – I don’t know if you can combine it with the BOGO offer, but you might as well give it a whirl, right? Use code SHIP79WR Expires June 30, 2010, 11:59 p.m. EDT. One-time use only.