Zoe Archer, you have my Attention

So the fine ladies over at Smart Bitches have been doing a book club thing lately, and their latest title is Scoundrel, by Zoe Archer. They posted about it this morning, and as soon as I saw the blurb and the cover, I knew I was going to have to read it. To wit:

Scoundrel (The Blades of The Rose, #2)

And okay, yeah, the fact that this guy is dressed like he mugged Malcolm Reynolds or perhaps Brendan Fraser’s character from The Mummy is going a long way to making him Relevant to My Interests, but really? More importantly? The simple fact that this dude is in fact DRESSED makes him infinitely sexier to me than all of the over-muscled tattooed guys wielding oversized swords that seem to be all over paranormal romance covers these days.

Plus, the plot sounds like great fun. As y’all know I’m in the middle of a massive Amelia Peabody re-read, and this fits in beautifully with that, with the promise of Historical And Also Paranormal Awesome. I have already yoinked a sample of this book down onto the Nookronomicon, just to see if the writing does in fact deliver on the promise of Awesome.

And I’m also swinging back to check out Book 1, whose cover hero apparently mugged Indiana Jones. ;>

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