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When only seduction will do…
Wherever Cassandra Darkin goes, fire is sure to follow. It’s not until she’s swept into the arms of a handsome, infuriating stranger that she learns she’s responsible for the fires. As it turns out, Cassandra is a fire mage…and with her gift comes a blazing desire for sins of the flesh.
With his pretenatural ability to influence the thoughts of others, Garrett Sterling is sent to gather Cassandra for the Order of the M.U.SE. He’s entirely unprepared for his immediate attraction to the comely little firestarter. But it’s an attraction that he must quell, even as his body craves her touch and her fiery, sensual hunger.
For Garrett’s gift has a dark side…and the moment he begins to care too much for Cassandra, he knows he will doom her to an inescapable fate.
I really liked the hint of paranormal with this historical regency romance. The mystical elements were blended nicely with the happenings of the ton, and made for a compelling read.
Cassie, a fire mage who needed help controlling her element was introduced to the Order of the Muse. Our hero Garr... ...more
While I had some reservations the first Mia Marlowe book I read, I have to say I had none with The Curse of Lord Stanstead. This new book was a page-turner from beginning to end. And it has to do with the amazing cast of characters that Marlowe has created.
The Sensory Extraordinaires are part of... ...more
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After reading the delightful book #2 and requesting book #3 from Netgalley, I simply couldn't (and wouldn't) not read book #1. And I'm glad I did, I really, really liked it !
Here, we don't see the creation of the Order of the M.U.S.E. as I expecte... ...more
I received this book from Entangled Published in return for a fair and honest review.
This is one of Entangled's Select Historical novels and my first introduction to both them and this author. I have to say that I am in no way disappointed!
The Order of the M.U.S.E. is a secret society that you le... ...more
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When I started Mia Marlowe's The Curse of Lord Stanstead, I thought it started a little slow. Then again we are building this world where we have people that have extraordinary powers among normal people. Actually, the characters reminded me of another group of extraordi... ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I only read historical romance, and it was refreshing to come across a historical paranormal that is not steampunk. The Duke of Camden created the Order of the M.U.S.E to collect people with gifts to help protect the Crown. Camden h... ...more
A great beginning. I read #2 and #3 first. I was caught up in them more than this the first in the series but it added to my understandings of the overall characters of M.U.S.E.
I have taken a while to read this book but there is history I would like to check on. I just got my library card renewed here in Sevier County, T N. I am going for some e-books through this system to save money. I have found out the most of my DNA is from Ireland and England. So... ...more
This book was very interesting. It was well written and very detailed. It was a fast moving book that really kept my attention. Cassie's world turns upside down when she realizes that she has a special power. Cassie gets really involved in the Order of the M.U.S.E. and meets Garrett who is also a... ...more
I don’t usually read much paranormal romance---because I don’t really enjoy characters who are vampires or shape shifters or were-whatevers, and because I don’t like the fact that most of the ones I’ve been unfortunate to pick up have very little in the way of relationship development and rely on... ...more
Review Originally Posted at Ramblings From This Chick
Mia Marlowe knows how to write romance... and fantasy, and action! And then she spins her tale in Regency England. I found it very hard to pick a genre for this book, but I decided on a Historical Romance... ...more
When only seduction will do...
Wherever Cassandra Darkin goes, fire is sure to follow. It's not until she's swept into the arms of a handsome, infuriating stranger that she learnsshe's responsible for the fires. As it turns out, Cassandra is a fire mage...and with her gift comes a blaz... ...more
This is book 1 in the Order of the MUSE series.
Everywhere she goes lately, Cassandra Darkin sees fires being started. What she doesn't know is that she is causing them. Garrett Sterling has been sent to fetch Cassandra for the Order of the MUSE, a group of paranormals trying to save the country f... ...more
I picked up this book on sale from a blog post from SBTB, as it sounded like a lot of fun - fire mages in regency England? Hell yeah, let's do this. :)
The book did not disappoint - the heroine, Cassandra, is a newly-awakened fire mage who has no idea about her talents or how to control them. The... ...more
The order of the M.U.S.E is the Metaphysical Union of Sensory Extraordinaires, they are a group with the purpose of protecting the royal family from psychic attacks by utilising their own innate skills, talents and cunning. Cassandra Darkin is a fire mage but initially she has no idea how she is... ...more
Mia Marlowe writes a fast-paced and sensual romance and, though I didn’t care for her recent Somerton Park series, she’s back on track with this one. The first in her new Order of the M.U.S.E. series, I read early chapters of this as a work-in-progress on the author’s blog and felt it had great p... ...more
I rarely stray from straight up historical romance but when I do, it's for historical paranormal romance :)
Ms. Marlowe has created an excellent start to her new series. In this book she introduces us to the Order of the M.U.S.E., A group of individuals with paranormal powers. The group w... ...more
I’m not a huge fan of the paranormal stories, but I am a historical romance fan, and since I am Mia Marlowe fan, I thought to give it a try, especially because this was a 230 page read, so not a novella but not 350 page full length book either.
This is a first story in a new series Order of the M... ...more
This is my first Romance novel; well the first one that is labeled first and foremost as Romance. It was definitely a different experience. The plot was interesting- set during Napoleon's exile a Regency-styled X-Men team is formed. Most have psychic abilities except for the heroine who can contr... ...more
Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
The Curse of Lord Stanstead by Mia Marlowe is a delightful blend of romance and paranormal. It’s like a Regency X-Men with hints of Hellboy and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I know a lot of you just sat up real straight: catnip alert ahoy!
I loved... ...more
I bought this on sale after it was recommended on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and enjoyed it immensely. The mixture of paranormal threats and personal problems was well balanced and I liked how the author explored different ways of dealing with unknown abilities. I plan on reading the rest of the... ...more
When I read the synopsis of the book it had me intrigued enough to read the book. The whole idea of the MUSE and people with different psychic abilities. Cassandra's fire mage ability is awakened and now Lord Camden wants to recruit her for his MUSE society. With their help Cassandra will learn t... ...more
Well this is not your average romance set back in time. It is filled with characters that are intriguing because of their special abilities that have come together. Order Of the M.U.S.E. also handles cases of different kinds and protects others from the unknown. They have learned about Cassandra... ...more
A hot new Historical Romance with a bit of intrigue, mystery, suspense, bit of paranormal and lots of passion. Fast paced this is a bit usual as it includes a mage, a heroine who can control fire, or she tries. A hero determined to tame and help the heroine with her talent. Some political intrigu... ...more
I've found my new historical erotica addiction - with magic to boot! Far from the ho-hum Regency romances I have come to grudgingly endure, The Curse of Lord Stanstead hooked me from the start. And then kept it going until the very last page, a story so rich and steamy I spent hours curled up in... ...more