Rosewood (Blurb) and character reveal

Author’s note: This is a completely original work from yours truly. I started this back in 2011 and had not gotten around to finish it. I think this blurb is too long, though. Tell me what you all think at the comment box down below and if you would like to know more about this and should continue the story here. Continue reading

The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier

Today, I shall be reviewing another book. It is entitled The Virgin Blue and is written by the same person who authored The Girl with a Pearl Earring. Like with most of my books, I got this from my favorite bookstore. I was drawn to the title at first and when I read the pitch I was quite skeptical about whether I would like it or not. Continue reading

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

The tattoo, however, didn’t have the head of a reptile but rather a head/face of a human male: head thrown back and eyes closed as if in complete and utter rapture, and the tongue which was long like that of a snake, darting from the mouth downward toward the opening of her sex. Continue reading

Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

The cover is as intriguing as its title. It shows a woman seemingly in the first stages of passion with her neck tilted back and her lips slightly apart as if inviting someone to kiss her. Her bosom can also be seen what with her dress being too loose above the decolletage. Continue reading

The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley

Again, I got this book at my go-to second hand bookstore. I was there yesterday and bought a book written in French but that is neither here nor there. I wasn’t exactly drawn to the cover. I was, in fact, drawn to the title. Aside from loving history, I do have an interest in divination (Harry Potter much?). Like every other book, before I purchased this one I had to read the pitch. Continue reading