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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Lucky duck, lol :)


message 2: by Jill (new)

Jill Lisa wrote: "Lucky duck, lol :)"

Thanks Lisa!


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) *gasp* I am green with envy! Updates! Updates! Don't forget to give some quotes! ;o)


message 4: by Jill (new)

Jill Anna wrote: "*gasp* I am green with envy! Updates! Updates! Don't forget to give some quotes! ;o)"

I wish I could give updates and quotes, Anna! But I'm reading an ARC. Courtney Milan hasn't finished final editing and I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate any quotes, etc.

Just let me say I'm over a third of the way and it's brilliant! There are not too many authors that can write such original, layered plots and characters. Romance tropes predict that a character will say or do such and such. Hers don't!


message 5: by Anna (Bobs Her Hair) (last edited Nov 20, 2012 04:32PM) (new)

Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Jill wrote: "I wish I could give updates and quotes, Anna! But I'm reading an ARC. Courtney Milan hasn't finished final editing and I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate any quotes, etc.

Just let me say I'm over a third of the way and it's brilliant! There are not too many authors that can write such original, layered plots and characters. Romance tropes predict that a character will say or do such and such. Hers don't!"




*wipes tears* O-okay. *sobs* I understand.

Her website says next week it might release. *crosses fingers*

Enjoy! ;D


message 6: by Jill (last edited Nov 20, 2012 04:33PM) (new)

Jill Anna wrote: "Jill wrote: "I wish I could give updates and quotes, Anna! But I'm reading an ARC. Courtney Milan hasn't finished final editing and I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate any quotes, etc.

Just let me s..."


Thanks Anna!
PS I absolutely love those gifs of Jensen Ackles/Dean Winchester. His face is always so expressive!


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) LOL...Pretty Boy has gorgeous eyes!


message 8: by Jill (new)

Jill Anna wrote: "LOL...Pretty Boy has gorgeous eyes!"

Pretty Boy has gorgeous...everything!


message 9: by Dina (new)

Dina Me wants it too! Now!!! *pouts*


message 10: by Jill (new)

Jill Dina wrote: "Me wants it too! Now!!! *pouts*"

Lol! I think it'll be out fairly soon, Dina.


message 11: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Smith Ooh. Not fair... Me jealous :)


message 12: by Jill (new)

Jill Mimi wrote: "Ooh. Not fair... Me jealous :)"

Tammy needed this one read and reviewed asap as the deadline for the mag is soon. I think she knows I'm the most gullible. Having said that, it was no hardship!:)


message 13: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Smith Jill wrote: "Mimi wrote: "Ooh. Not fair... Me jealous :)"

Tammy needed this one read and reviewed asap as the deadline for the mag is soon. I think she knows I'm the most gullible. Having said that, it was no ..."


LOL, couldn't have been a hardship. You get the best books, Jilly. But don't worry, I still love you!


message 14: by Ana (new)

Ana Lucky, lucky, lucky... :D


message 15: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Smith Ana wrote: "Lucky, lucky, lucky... :D"

OMG, you're back online?!? Awesome!


message 16: by Jill (new)

Jill Mimi wrote: "Jill wrote: "Mimi wrote: "Ooh. Not fair... Me jealous :)"

Tammy needed this one read and reviewed asap as the deadline for the mag is soon. I think she knows I'm the most gullible. Having said tha..."


Lol! Thanks Mims!


message 17: by Jill (new)

Jill Ana wrote: "Lucky, lucky, lucky... :D"

Yeah, I was lucky to get this to read early, Ana. Now to write the review...


message 18: by Dd (new)

Dd Waiting!!:)


message 19: by Keri (new)

Keri I can't wait!!! :-)


message 20: by Jill (new)

Jill Dd wrote: "Waiting!!:)"

@ Dd
Soon Dd.


message 21: by Jill (new)

Jill Keri wrote: "I can't wait!!! :-)"

I loved it Keri!


Blacky *Romance Addict* Will you be posting your full review after the magazine is out? I'd like to know more about it :) Haven't read any books by this author yet :)


message 23: by Jill (new)

Jill Blacky wrote: "Will you be posting your full review after the magazine is out? I'd like to know more about it :) Haven't read any books by this author yet :)"

I'll post a partial review, Blacky.
In the meantime, why don't you read the prequel to this series - The Governess Affair The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is one of my top fav HR authors. I really think you should try her.


Blacky *Romance Addict* Really? Hm. Ok I'll try this one :) Heard f her a lot but haven't gotten the chance to try any of her books.
Thanks Jill :)


message 25: by Jill (new)

Jill Blacky wrote: "Really? Hm. Ok I'll try this one :) Heard f her a lot but haven't gotten the chance to try any of her books.
Thanks Jill :)"


You're welcome, Blacky. hope you enjoy it!


message 26: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Smith Blacky wrote: "Will you be posting your full review after the magazine is out? I'd like to know more about it :) Haven't read any books by this author yet :)"

Oh, Blacky, I love Courtney Milan, and I'm not the biggest fan of HR. She just writes so beautifully! So, read it!

Jill, on another note-are we allowed to post partials here? Or do we have to write something completely different?


Kristen (Peddler of Smut) I look forward to reading your review when it's published. Love the pic, Jill.


message 28: by Jill (new)

Jill Kristen wrote: "I look forward to reading your review when it's published. Love the pic, Jill."

Thanks Kristen. It's appropriate for a couple of scenes in the story.


message 29: by Jill (new)

Jill Mimi wrote: "Blacky wrote: "Will you be posting your full review after the magazine is out? I'd like to know more about it :) Haven't read any books by this author yet :)"

Oh, Blacky, I love Courtney Milan, an..."


Jill, on another note-are we allowed to post partials here? Or do we have to write something completely different?
No, we aren't allowed, Mimi. But a rating, an image, a line of review and a link to the review at InD'Tale surely would pass. At least that's what I've been doing as a partial review.


message 30: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Smith Jill wrote: "Mimi wrote: "Blacky wrote: "Will you be posting your full review after the magazine is out? I'd like to know more about it :) Haven't read any books by this author yet :)"

Oh, Blacky, I love Court..."


Yes, I thought something of the kind, then you said a partial, and I thought a partial of your InD'tale review... In any case, looking forward to seeing your full review!


Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter I'm looking forward to reading it, Jill. :)


message 32: by Jill (new)

Jill Baba wrote: "I'm looking forward to reading it, Jill. :)"

It's great, Baba. I'm sure you'll love it.


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Looking forward to your review, Jill! Anyone know when the December reviews will be issued? I'm a subscriber. :o)

On Courtney Milan's website, a secondary character (Lydia Charington) from Duchess War gets a Christmas novella A Kiss For Midwinter. It looks good! Is there any lead into The Heiress Effect? Yeah, I know. I'm very anxious for this story. Wants! Wants! LOL


message 34: by Jill (new)

Jill Anna wrote: "Looking forward to your review, Jill! Anyone know when the December reviews will be issued? I'm a subscriber. :o)

On Courtney Milan's website, a secondary character (Lydia Charington) from Du..."


Anna Looking forward to your review, Jill! Anyone know when the December reviews will be issued? I'm a subscriber. :o)
Between 5-10 December. It's a double issue, so won't be out right at the beginning of December.

On Courtney Milan's website, a secondary character (Lydia Charington) from Duchess War gets a Christmas novella A Kiss For Midwinter.
Thanks for the heads-up, Anna. I wondered who the heroine was going to be.

Is there any lead into The Heiress Effect?
Yes.

I'm very anxious for this story. Wants! Wants! LOL
It's very good! Imo CM is one of the very best writers of HR at present.


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Awesome! Thanks, Jill! :)


message 36: by Claire (new)

Claire Gillian Wow! 5 stars! **adds to TBR pile** I just bought another one of hers yesterday.


message 37: by Karla (new)

Karla OMG...I'm seeing stars...5 of them! Wow! I will link on over that check out your review Jill!

Love that pic!


message 38: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Woohooo! The "5 star nazi" has succumbed! That's it Jilly, I need to add! :)


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) I see the release has been bumped to Dec. 5th. :(


message 40: by Jill (new)

Jill @ Claire
Courtney Milan is one of my very favourite HR authors. She writes just that bit differently, avoiding the usual romance tropes. Hope you enjoy this one as well!

@ Karla
One of only a handful of 5 stars for this year, Karla. The review will be out in the December issue, sometime between 5-10 December.

@ Wendy
Wen!!!!!!! I know, 5 stars! It was glorious. I've sent you a message about The Governess Affair by CM.

@ Anna
I heard that, Anna. At this rate my review may be out before CM's release date. I guess when you're self-pubbing you want to get it right. I like that cos it means she's thinking of her readers.


message 41: by Claire (new)

Claire Gillian I had the privilege of hearing Courtney speak at this year's RWA. I was very impressed at how she took over her career and became self-pubbed--analyzing what worked and what didn't through detailed data analysis. Very intelligent, pragmatic woman. I read the Governess Affair as my intro to Courtney.


message 42: by Jill (new)

Jill Claire wrote: "I had the privilege of hearing Courtney speak at this year's RWA. I was very impressed at how she took over her career and became self-pubbed--analyzing what worked and what didn't through detailed..."

I had the privilege of hearing Courtney speak at this year's RWA
You lucky woman!

Very intelligent, pragmatic woman.
I agree, and this comes across in her writing.

I read the Governess Affair as my intro to Courtney.
I thought that novella was brilliant! An excellent intro to this series.


message 43: by KatLynne (new)

KatLynne YAY!! 5 Stars!!! Can't wait for this release and looking forward to your review Jilly!


message 44: by Jill (new)

Jill KatLynne wrote: "YAY!! 5 Stars!!! Can't wait for this release and looking forward to your review Jilly!"

It's just so well-written, KatLynne! And you know how hard it is for me to part with my 5-stars!


message 45: by Kelly22 (new)

Kelly22 5.00 whole stars, Jills!!!

I am feeling the overwhelming pressure to read this now :D


message 46: by Jill (new)

Jill Kelly22 wrote: "5.00 whole stars, Jills!!!

I am feeling the overwhelming pressure to read this now :D"


I know, Kells!

I.LOVED.IT!


 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Wow, 5 FULL stars from Jilly! That is HUGE! :-) Must be AHMAZING. I stil haven't read a Courtney Milan yet. I really must.

And congrats on your review in InD'Tale Magazine! Awesome!


message 48: by Jill (last edited Dec 04, 2012 04:47AM) (new)

Jill Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* wrote: "Wow, 5 FULL stars from Jilly! That is HUGE! :-) Must be AHMAZING. I stil haven't read a Courtney Milan yet. I really must.

And congrats on your review in InD'Tale Magazine! Awesome!"


I stil haven't read a Courtney Milan yet. I really must.
What??!! Stop what you're doing, Jaynie! And post this immediately on your to-read shelf -

The Governess Affair The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan

That's the prequel novella for this series and an excellent place to start.

Wow, 5 FULL stars from Jilly! That is HUGE! :-)
I loved it, Jaynie!

And congrats on your review in InD'Tale Magazine! Awesome!
Thanks!


 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* I have a few of her books because of yours and Dhestiny's consistently glowing reviews of her work. I just don't know where to start!!

I have these:

Unlocked (Turner, #1.5) by Courtney Milan Unveiled (Turner, #1) by Courtney Milan Unclaimed (Turner, #2) by Courtney Milan Proof by Seduction (Carhart, #1) by Courtney Milan Unraveled (Turner, #3) by Courtney Milan


message 50: by Richa (new)

Richa Waiting for the review, Jill! And adding this to my TBR List! :)


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