mrs. poe by lynn cullen : a review.

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mrs-poe-9781476702933_lgTitle:Mrs. Poe
Author: Lynn Cullen
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Gallery Books (October 1, 2013)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Book description / Synopsis

The triumphant success of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” compels fledgling poet Frances Osgood to meet her literary idol, a mysterious, complicated man who soon has her under his seductive spell in an all-consuming affair. And when Edgar’s frail young wife breaks into their idyll to befriend her rival, Frances fears that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

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Arouse: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book One), Nina Lane

Originally posted on Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews:

Arouse: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book One)

Arouse: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book One), Nina Lane
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Oh I loved this book, first in a trilogy and for once its erotic without being just sex…some of those are actually a turn off, with no real story, just some vapid sexual encounters. This though – its what I think of as an erotic novel for the real reader, the person who wants everything, sex and story, proper drama, genuine emtions and problems we all have.
Olivia, she’d had such a difficult childhood, but worked diligently and at twenty four is finally an undergraduate. She’s not very confident, thanks to her horrible mother and awful upbringing, so when she meets the sexy and attractice Dean, university professor, she can’t quite belive he wants her and not some long legged, gorgeous, model type woman. He does want her though, and this book starts when…

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moon dipped.

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Beautiful Poem on #PoetryWednesday #StalkAPoet

Originally posted on the sacred road:

forest

moon dipped kisses
gifted upon butterfly wings –
a hush among the stardust
the blue-black darkness brings.

bathed in delicate moonlight,
she hovers in the in-between
in awe of all illuminated before her
and the hidden secrets of what’s left unseen.

a cacophony of music
lilts upon waiting ears –
a symphony of melancholy
married in the joy that once laid here.

it is a place of untold magic
that begets as beautifully as it annihilates.
no longer could she willingly evade
the haunting promise that awaits.

tinker tailor soldier
in the depths of despair she did spy,
ever searching for untold answers
her desperate heart not to be denied.

she pleads her fairy wishes
and into the expanse they ebb like rain.
unaware all the answers are before her
if she could but hear them above the pain.

a profound moment of understanding
shatters the very prison of all…

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The Passionate Love of a Rake, Jane Lark.

Originally posted on Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews:

The Passionate Love of a Rake: HarperImpulse Historical Romance

The Passionate Love of a Rake, Jane Lark.

Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews

So having read the first book in Jane’s historical series and loved it I was keen to read this story about older brother Robert.

In much the same way as Ellen from the first book, Jane was also stuck in a lifestyle she didn’t want and couldn’t escape. Her elderly husband has died and left her his fortune, but his estranged son isn’t happy – he’s got the estates and lots of property but he wants the money too. He’s a terrifying man and threatens Jane, telling her he always gets what he wants, and this time its not just the money but Jane herself. He’s got a wife and eight children, but plans to make Jane his mistress. Her marriage to his father was unhappy, she was forced into it by her parents at just…

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