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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HPpVFG3PHbE/UM-sCaKp8lI/AAAAAAAABbk/hMmQTx2VeVs/s1600/dreamingofbooks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HPpVFG3PHbE/UM-sCaKp8lI/AAAAAAAABbk/hMmQTx2VeVs/s1600/dreamingofbooks.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">This feature/meme is very much like <i>On The Smugglers Radar</i> from <a href="http://thebooksmugglers.com/">The Book Smugglers </a>, and I will use it when I really want to bring to your attention some of the very cool book releases I'm looking forward to. You are welcome to borrow this feature if you want.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373602535l/17255996.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373602535l/17255996.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Summary</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>&nbsp; <span id="freeText936476223697004447">On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the&nbsp;<i>Prairie Rose</i>, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and&nbsp;the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.<br /><br />When three humans crash land onto the station,<b> </b>Tula's desire for escape&nbsp;becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.&nbsp;</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Release date: February 25th 2014.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17255996-tin-star"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Goodreads</span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">You know I'm partial to sci-fi? This definitely sounds really good, plus the cover as freaking gorgeous!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368982936l/17683788.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368982936l/17683788.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;Summary</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;</span></i><i>Hattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists, and when they go missing, she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from the French, the British, and the Egyptians, who believe her the reincarnation of a long-dead princess.</i><br /><i></i><i>In the second book in the Regency series, the heroine finds herself in the crosshairs of factions who are vying to support or thwart Napoleon’s latest attempt at world domination—and she unknowingly holds the key.</i><br /><br />Release date: November 5th 2013. <br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17683788-daughter-of-the-god-king">Goodreads</a><br /><br />I really enjoyed <i>Tainted Angel</i> by Anne Cleeland. There was an excerpt in the end of the book for <i>Daughter of The God-King</i> and I couldn't help but get hooked.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367781468l/17707682.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367781468l/17707682.jpg" width="212" /></a></div><i>Summary</i><br /><i><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><b>A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey </b><br /><br />The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.<br /><br />In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever.</span></i><br /><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Release date: September 24th 2013.</span><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17707682-the-spirit-keeper"><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Goodreads</span></a><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><br /></span><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Oh My God, this sounds so good! Plus I haven't seen such a hybrid of fantasy and history involving native Americans before. I'm reading this!</span><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Book #2 in the Knitting in the City Series coming fall 2013<br /><br />Dr. Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of Boy Bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once in a lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are obstructed by the irritatingly charismatic and seemingly chauvinistic Nico Manganello- her childhood nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.</span></i><br /><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Release date: November 2013</span><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18001399-friends-without-benefits"><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Goodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Alright, peeps, I'll let you on a secret. The first book in this series was incredibly adorable, funny and fabulous, and I just can not wait to read something else from Penny Reid. She is very very talented in a nerdy and genius sort of way.</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320532857l/3973532.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320532857l/3973532.jpg" width="198" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText9446892048941676976"><b>In the Cities of Coin and Spice</b> and <b>In the Night Garden</b> introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.…<b> </b>Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.</span></i><br /><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3973532-palimpsest"><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">G</span><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">oodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">After reading <i>Deathless</i> by Valente, I know how incredibly beautiful her writing is. It's poetic, vivid and heart-wrenching. Of course I want to read more!</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1374073015l/18210634.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1374073015l/18210634.jpg" width="207" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText4675268696015309030"><b>The first book of Kate Elliott’s epic Novels of the Jaran, set in an alien-controlled galaxy where a young woman seeks to find her own life and love, but is tied to her brother’s revolutionary fate</b><br /><br />In the future, Earth is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess Soerensen is all too familiar. Her brother, Charles, rebelled against them at one time and was rewarded by being elevated into their interstellar system—yet there is reason to believe they murdered his and Tess’s parents.<br /><br />Struggling to find her place in the world and still mending a broken heart, Tess sneaks aboard a shuttle bound for Rhui, one of her brother’s planets. On the ground, she joins up with the native jaran people, becoming immersed in their nomadic society and customs while also attempting to get to the bottom of a smuggling scheme she encountered on her journey there. As she grows ever closer to the charismatic jaran ruler, Ilya—who is inflamed by an urgent mission of his own—Tess must choose between her feelings for him and her loyalty to her brother.<br /><br /><i>Jaran</i> is the first volume of the Novels of the Jaran, which continues with <i>An Earthly Crown</i>, <i>His Conquering Sword</i>, and <i>The Law of Becoming</i>.</span></i><br /><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18210634-jaran"><span id="freeText4675268696015309030">Goodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText4675268696015309030">Apparently this is one of Kate Elliott's oldies which she originally published under a different name. They are now republishing&nbsp; her old works as ebooks, and this one almost slipped past me until I saw that it was sci-fi. Hell yes, I'm reading it!</span><span id="freeText9446892048941676976"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447"></span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1371651741l/16181775.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1371651741l/16181775.jpg" width="209" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText11182654700564756537">An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.<br /><br />Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.<br /><br />Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.<br /><br />The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.</span></i><br /><br /><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;Release date: October 1st 2013.</span></i><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16181775-the-rosie-project?ac=1"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Goodreads</span></a><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447">I do like quirky klutzy books, and this one sounds just like one of them, so I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist.</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447">This is it for today. Very eclectic, I know... but did anything catch your eye? Anything you've already read and want to tell me if it's good or not?&nbsp;</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Ciao!</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">If you found this content anywhere else apart from http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/ it's being used by a content scraper. Please consider using the link above and subscribing to my blog Nocturnal Book Reviews directly. Thank you!</div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HPpVFG3PHbE/UM-sCaKp8lI/AAAAAAAABbk/hMmQTx2VeVs/s1600/dreamingofbooks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HPpVFG3PHbE/UM-sCaKp8lI/AAAAAAAABbk/hMmQTx2VeVs/s1600/dreamingofbooks.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">This feature/meme is very much like <i>On The Smugglers Radar</i> from <a href="http://thebooksmugglers.com/">The Book Smugglers </a>, and I will use it when I really want to bring to your attention some of the very cool book releases I'm looking forward to. You are welcome to borrow this feature if you want.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373602535l/17255996.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373602535l/17255996.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Summary</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>&nbsp; <span id="freeText936476223697004447">On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the&nbsp;<i>Prairie Rose</i>, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and&nbsp;the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.<br /><br />When three humans crash land onto the station,<b> </b>Tula's desire for escape&nbsp;becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.&nbsp;</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Release date: February 25th 2014.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17255996-tin-star"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Goodreads</span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">You know I'm partial to sci-fi? This definitely sounds really good, plus the cover as freaking gorgeous!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368982936l/17683788.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368982936l/17683788.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;Summary</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;</span></i><i>Hattie Blackhouse is the only child of famous Egyptologists, and when they go missing, she travels to their latest excavation in ancient Thebes only to discover that she is attracting interest from the French, the British, and the Egyptians, who believe her the reincarnation of a long-dead princess.</i><br /><i></i><i>In the second book in the Regency series, the heroine finds herself in the crosshairs of factions who are vying to support or thwart Napoleon’s latest attempt at world domination—and she unknowingly holds the key.</i><br /><br />Release date: November 5th 2013. <br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17683788-daughter-of-the-god-king">Goodreads</a><br /><br />I really enjoyed <i>Tainted Angel</i> by Anne Cleeland. There was an excerpt in the end of the book for <i>Daughter of The God-King</i> and I couldn't help but get hooked.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367781468l/17707682.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367781468l/17707682.jpg" width="212" /></a></div><i>Summary</i><br /><i><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><b>A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey </b><br /><br />The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.<br /><br />In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever.</span></i><br /><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Release date: September 24th 2013.</span><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17707682-the-spirit-keeper"><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Goodreads</span></a><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><br /></span><span id="freeText15411811265103950846">Oh My God, this sounds so good! Plus I haven't seen such a hybrid of fantasy and history involving native Americans before. I'm reading this!</span><br /><span id="freeText15411811265103950846"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372987993l/18001399.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Book #2 in the Knitting in the City Series coming fall 2013<br /><br />Dr. Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of Boy Bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once in a lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are obstructed by the irritatingly charismatic and seemingly chauvinistic Nico Manganello- her childhood nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.</span></i><br /><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Release date: November 2013</span><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18001399-friends-without-benefits"><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Goodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText4091681491027279870">Alright, peeps, I'll let you on a secret. The first book in this series was incredibly adorable, funny and fabulous, and I just can not wait to read something else from Penny Reid. She is very very talented in a nerdy and genius sort of way.</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320532857l/3973532.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320532857l/3973532.jpg" width="198" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText9446892048941676976"><b>In the Cities of Coin and Spice</b> and <b>In the Night Garden</b> introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.…<b> </b>Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.</span></i><br /><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3973532-palimpsest"><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">G</span><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">oodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">After reading <i>Deathless</i> by Valente, I know how incredibly beautiful her writing is. It's poetic, vivid and heart-wrenching. Of course I want to read more!</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1374073015l/18210634.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1374073015l/18210634.jpg" width="207" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText9446892048941676976">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText4675268696015309030"><b>The first book of Kate Elliott’s epic Novels of the Jaran, set in an alien-controlled galaxy where a young woman seeks to find her own life and love, but is tied to her brother’s revolutionary fate</b><br /><br />In the future, Earth is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess Soerensen is all too familiar. Her brother, Charles, rebelled against them at one time and was rewarded by being elevated into their interstellar system—yet there is reason to believe they murdered his and Tess’s parents.<br /><br />Struggling to find her place in the world and still mending a broken heart, Tess sneaks aboard a shuttle bound for Rhui, one of her brother’s planets. On the ground, she joins up with the native jaran people, becoming immersed in their nomadic society and customs while also attempting to get to the bottom of a smuggling scheme she encountered on her journey there. As she grows ever closer to the charismatic jaran ruler, Ilya—who is inflamed by an urgent mission of his own—Tess must choose between her feelings for him and her loyalty to her brother.<br /><br /><i>Jaran</i> is the first volume of the Novels of the Jaran, which continues with <i>An Earthly Crown</i>, <i>His Conquering Sword</i>, and <i>The Law of Becoming</i>.</span></i><br /><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18210634-jaran"><span id="freeText4675268696015309030">Goodreads</span></a><br /><br /><span id="freeText4675268696015309030">Apparently this is one of Kate Elliott's oldies which she originally published under a different name. They are now republishing&nbsp; her old works as ebooks, and this one almost slipped past me until I saw that it was sci-fi. Hell yes, I'm reading it!</span><span id="freeText9446892048941676976"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447"></span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1371651741l/16181775.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1371651741l/16181775.jpg" width="209" /></a></div><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Summary</span></i><br /><i><br /><span id="freeText11182654700564756537">An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.<br /><br />Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.<br /><br />Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.<br /><br />The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.</span></i><br /><br /><i><span id="freeText936476223697004447">&nbsp;Release date: October 1st 2013.</span></i><br /><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16181775-the-rosie-project?ac=1"><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Goodreads</span></a><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447">I do like quirky klutzy books, and this one sounds just like one of them, so I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist.</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span><span id="freeText936476223697004447">This is it for today. Very eclectic, I know... but did anything catch your eye? Anything you've already read and want to tell me if it's good or not?&nbsp;</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447">Ciao!</span><br /><span id="freeText936476223697004447"><br /></span></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">If you found this content anywhere else apart from http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/ it's being used by a content scraper. Please consider using the link above and subscribing to my blog Nocturnal Book Reviews directly. Thank you!</div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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