Sometimes entertainment is good

If you are looking for entertaining brain candy, The Royal Runaway is your book. Princess Thea gets caught up in an international investigation when her fiancĂ© just doesn’t show up at the altar during their wedding. Well, he doesn’t show up at all – they don’t make it to the church. Everyone thinks he’s a cad, she nurses a broken heart, and four months later she’s getting on with things. Until someone starts investigating exactly what happened to her former fiancĂ©.

It’s got old-school James Bond style investigative fun and intrigue and it’s all told from Princess Thea’s point of view so there’s none of that icky misogyny.

Recommended for when you need something to escape from the real world.

The definition of a summer read

Last call at the nightshade lounge

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge is a ridiculous book. Demon-fighting bartenders who get superpowers from perfectly mixed drinks? Ridiculous. A Long Island iced tea being the perfect drink the give you maximum superpowers (and possibly immortality)? Ridiculous. A young woman’s parents, after pushing her to get a “real job” after she graduates from college suddenly being ok with her decision to be a bartender (they don’t know about the demon fighting)? Ridiculous.

I loved it.

It doesn’t take itself seriously, it’s fun, it reads relatively fast. It’s a great summer poolside read.