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Authors: Dakota Cassidy

Tags: #Separated Women, #Greek Americans, #Humorous, #Contemporary, #Women Cooks, #General, #Romance, #Humorous Fiction, #Fiction, #Cultural Heritage, #Love Stories

Burning Down the Spouse

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Table of Contents
 
 
 
Praise for
 
My Way to Hell
 
“This amusing urban fantasy romance brings together a lead pair that fans of the saga will appreciate . . . Fans will enjoy that Marcella is back burning tamales and peanut butter as only a retired sexagenarian former demon could when she becomes a not so average woman in love.”

Genre Go Round Reviews
 
 
“A hysterically touching sequel . . . Marcella is the kind of protagonist who gets readers rooting and keeping their fingers crossed for the next book . . . A quick page-turner for even a novice to Cassidy’s fast-paced fiction.”

Fresh Fiction
 
 
 
Kiss & Hell
 
“A fun, lighthearted paranormal romance that will keep readers entertained. Ms. Cassidy fills the pages of her book with nonstop banter, ghostly activity, and steamy romance.”

Darque Reviews
 
 
“Delaney, with her amusing sarcastic asides, makes for an entertaining romantic fantasy with a wonderful mystery subplot . . . Readers will relish this lighthearted jocular frolic.”

Genre Go Round Reviews
 
 
“Cassidy has created a hilarious lead in Delaney Markham. Readers will run through all types of emotions while enjoying laugh-out-loud moments, desperate passion, wacky and fun characters, pop-culture references, and one intense mystery. The book’s charm is apparent from the first page, but the twisted mystery tangled throughout will keep the pages turning.”

Romantic Times
 
 
 
The Accidental Human
 
“I highly enjoyed every moment of Dakota Cassidy’s
The Accidental Human
. . . A paranormal romance with a strong dose of humor.”

Errant Dreams
 
 
“A delightful, at times droll, contemporary tale starring a decidedly human heroine . . . Dakota Cassidy provides a fitting, twisted ending to this amusingly warm urban romantic fantasy.”

Genre Go Round Reviews
 
 
“The final member of Cassidy’s trio of decidedly offbeat friends faces her toughest challenge, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t humor to spare! With emotion, laughter, and some pathos, Cassidy serves up another winner!”

Romantic Times
 
 
 
Accidentally Dead
 
“A laugh-out-loud follow-up to
The Accidental Werewolf
, and it’s a winner . . . Ms. Cassidy is an up-and-comer in the world of paranormal romance.”

Fresh Fiction
 
 
“An enjoyable, humorous satire that takes a bite out of the vampire romance subgenre . . . Fans will appreciate the nonstop hilarity.”

Genre Go Round Reviews
 
 
 
The Accidental Werewolf
 
“Cassidy, a prolific author of erotica, has ventured into MaryJanice Davidson territory with a humorous, sexy tale.”

Booklist
 
 
“If Bridget Jones became a lycanthrope, she might be Marty. Fun and flirty humor is cleverly interspersed with dramatic mystery and action. It’s hard to know which character to love best, though: Keegan or Muffin, the toy poodle that steals more than one scene.”

The Eternal Night
 
 
“A riot! Marty’s internal dialogue will have you howling, and her antics will keep the laughs coming. If you love paranormal with a comedic twist, you’ll love this book.”—
Romance Junkies
 
“A lighthearted romp . . . [An] entertaining tale with an alpha twist.”

Midwest Book Review
 
 
 
More praise for the novels of Dakota Cassidy
 
“The fictional equivalent of the little black dress—every reader should have one!”
—Michele Bardsley
 
 
“Serious, laugh-out-loud humor with heart, the kind of love story that leaves you rooting for the heroine, sighing for the hero, and looking for your own significant other at the same time.”
—Kate Douglas
 
 
“Expect great things from Cassidy.”

Romantic Times
 
 
“Very fun, sexy. Five stars!”

Affaire de Coeur
 
 
“Dakota Cassidy is going on my must-read list!”

Joyfully Reviewed
 
 
“If you’re looking for some steamy romance with something that will have you smiling, you have to read [Dakota Cassidy].”

The Best Reviews
 
Berkley Sensation titles by Dakota Cassidy
 
YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME
BURNING DOWN THE SPOUSE
 
KISS & HELL
MY WAY TO HELL
 
THE ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF
ACCIDENTALLY DEAD
THE ACCIDENTAL HUMAN
ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC
ACCIDENTALLY CATTY
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This book is an original publication of The Berkley Publishing Group.
 
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.
 
Copyright © 2011 by Dakota Cassidy.
 
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PRINTING HISTORY
Berkley Sensation trade paperback edition / July 2011
 
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
 
Cassidy, Dakota.
Burning down the spouse / Dakota Cassidy.—Berkley Sensation trade pbk. ed. p. cm.
ISBN : 978-1-101-51638-6
1. Separated women—Fiction. 2. Women cooks—Fiction. 3. Greet Americans—Fiction. I. Title.
PS3603.A8685B87 2011
813’.6—dc22
2011007735
 
 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
For the Rainbow Diner back in Pleasantville, New Jersey. You have no idea what a haven your diner became for me when nothing else was open and I needed to escape the fears of my pending single parenthood. I couldn’t afford more than one cup of coffee, but no one ever balked because I didn’t order food, and you kept my cup filled. Thank you for allowing me to keep my dignity when I was nose to nose with the bottom of the barrel.
And to Guy Fieri of
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
fame. Dude, your show was invaluable in my research. With diners pretty few and far between in Texas, and never having been in the kitchen of one back at my old stomping grounds in New Jersey, I needed some insider info, and your show was a ginormous help to me. Plus, you’re kinda funny, but seriously, walk away from the spice jokes. The Ginger/Mary Ann reference is pushing some comedic boundaries. No. I kid. Because I love. Really. Also, Tyler Florence, who tweets the most amazing cooking information almost like he knows, by some weird osmosis, just when I need it. You’re the “ultimate” personable, fan-friendly celebrity chef.
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