Book Recommendations and Reviews

Reviews are starting to come in for THE STAR OF ANATOLIA, and I’m loving that readers are loving it. (Special thanks to my hard working review team! They are awesome.)


I hope you’ll pick up SoA, as well as THIEVES’ HONOR, over the holiday season. I might be biased, but I think they’re both pretty great for some light, fun reading, which is all I personally ever want during this time of year. (Save your angsty literature for, like, March, is all I’m saying. Madame Bovary can wait until at least May.)

When I’m not basking in the glow of all that reader adulation, I’m still working away on CAPTAIN’S LADY, book three in the Wizards of London series. Jack Boone is still my favorite. In the meantime, I had the privilege of attending ChessieCon this weekend, and got to be on a couple of really fantastic panels. One of them, ‘The Evolution of Women in Fantasy,’ was an absolutely amazing discussion (special thanks to my co-panelists, J.L. Gribble and C.S. Friedman, and our moderator, Kim Headlee). During that talk, I recommended some books to our audience, and I wanted to recommend them here, too, because they’re fab and you should read them. Without further adieu:

Read them. Love them. Come back here and tell me what you thought of them. (Also post reviews, authors love reviews.)

Tell me about some amazing lady-centric books you’re reading! Fantasy – in all of its incarnations (urban fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, YA, etc. etc. etc.) is an amazing place to be reading these days.

(PS: More inspiration wanted? Check out Rejected Princesses. Or head to Twitter, and follow author Mackenzi Lee’s hashtag #BygoneBadassBroads!)

Today’s the Day! The Star of Anatolia is Out!

Happy release day, everyone! I’m excited to say that THE STAR OF ANATOLIA, a short novella in my Wizards of London world, is out today! I’m super excited about it. There’s lady spies, dangerous magic, a fabulous necklace, a handsome wizard, and of course, the Duchess of Edgebourne. Here’s the blurb:

star-of-anatolia-coverMeet Miss Anastasia Galipp. Debutante, know-it-all, and the Home Office’s secret weapon. She gathers gossip in the ballrooms of Mayfair, winnowing through to discover Society’s most unsavory secrets. But her position is a precarious one, and she needs to prove herself to be the spy she thinks she is once and for all. When she’s assigned a case that hits close to home, she thinks she sees her chance. But add in a wedding to stop, a new partner, some dangerous magic, and an unexpected duchess, and Anastasia’s life is suddenly more complicated than she ever imagined.


This is a quick read, and I hope you love it! I’m excited to keep writing about Anastasia – she’s my favorite heroine so far.

If you’re in the US, I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! Pick up THE STAR OF ANATOLIA during your food coma; it’ll liven things up a little. You can find buy links to all of the major ebook retailers here. Enjoy!

What’s That? A Giveaway?

Yes, yes it is. In conjunction with the awesome Romance Writers Gone Wild event that’s being held over on Facebook, I’m holding a giveaway (several, actually – and so are tons of other authors! Make sure to swing by the event page to find more stuff to win.). And since I recently managed to get my hands on signed copies of some books by some favorite authors, I figured I’d share the wealth.

This giveaway lasts all week, by the way, so feel free to share it with your friends. Today I’m giving away an author-signed copy of Tessa Dare’s fabulous historical romance, Do You Want To Start A Scandal.

The entry form is below! (You can also find it on a tab on my author Facebook page, if you want to do it later!)

Jamaila Brinkley Historical Romance Giveaway