Crown of Coral and Pearl | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Crown of Coral and Pearl #1 | 432 Pages | Aug 27, 2019

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Crown of Coral and Pearl at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Basically a mermaid
  • Dude: Why do I always like the mean one more?
  • Steaminess: No huts are on fire
  • Brutality: Don’t upset the prince

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The Pearl Diver

  • 1½ oz. gold rum
  • ½ oz. demerara rum
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. orange juice
  • 1 dash of cinnamon or vanilla
  • 1 dash bitters
  • ½ cup crushed ice

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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Stalking Jack the Ripper #2 | 435 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Hunting Prince Dracula at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: She keeps it 100
  • Dude: Mr Perfect
  • Steaminess: That’s what alcoves are for
  • Brutality: Impaled

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Dracula’s Kiss

  • 1 ounce black cherry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 5 ounces cola
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries

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A Sorcery of Thorns | Spoiler-Free Book Review

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By: Margaret Rogerson

Standalone| 456 Pages | 2019

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A Sorcery of Thorns at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: meh
  • Dude: The sass is appreciated
  • Steaminess: Extremely mild
  • Creepiness: Some nightmare material

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Royal Thorn

  • 1 oz aromatized wine
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 oz sparkling white wine
  • twist of orange peel

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Vow of Thieves | ARC Review

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By: Mary E. Pearson

Dance of Thieves #2 | 480 Pages | Pub. Aug 6, 2019

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Vow of Thieves at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: Best soldier ever
  • Dude: My kind of Trouble
  • Steaminess: Sometimes off-screen is what you need
  • Brutality: Too many hanging bodies

Pairs Well With

Vow of Silence

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • ¾ oz grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz yellow chartreuse
  • ¼ oz averna
  • ¼ oz simple syrup

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