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Leaping Lemmings!

“Leaping Lemmings” by John Briggs and illustrated by Nicla Slater is a cute children’s book that promotes individualism and independent thinking. Playing off of the myth of mass lemming suicide through jumping off a cliff, this tale of the...

4 Stars

A Clue in the Stew - A Soup Lover's Mystery, #5

“A Clue in the Stew” by Connie Archer is a story that reminds one of the joys and challenges of living in a town small enough that everyone knows everyone else. I enjoyed the interaction between those who are faithful friends, and sympathiz...

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  • Author: Connie Archer
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Step-By-Step Zen Doodle Origami

“Step-by-Step Zen Doodle Origami” by Carolyn Scrace is a book filled with activities that one can get lost in for hours at a time…if one doesn’t get frustrated! I think that it was probably not the best week for me to try this, although I d...

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Backpack Fly Fishing - A Back-to-Basics Approach

“Backpack Fly Fishing: A Back-to-Basics Approach” by Daniel E. Steere is both a reminder that a simple uncomplicated method of fishing can be just as much fun as a trip using multiple complex pieces of expensive equipment and a celebration...

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Loving You Easy - A Loving on the Edge Novel, #9

“Loving You Easy” by Roni Loren is another of her sizzling and sexy stories peopled by fascinating characters. I love the gradual shift in the relationship between the three people who each is dealing with issues from the past while navigat...

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  • Author: Roni Loren
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Berkley

Taken - Five Fates Series, #2

“Taken” by Amy McKinley follows the adventures of Layla, one of five sisters who are at the center of a conflict between the gods, cursed by meddling of the Fates. The Oneiroi are determined to destroy the sisters, spurred the manipulations...

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The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook - 140 Great-Tasting, Good-for-You Recipes

“The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook: 140 Great-Tasting, Good-for-You Recipes” by Jeanne Besser and Colleen Doyle provides a wonderful array of simple recipes. There are divisions into the major categories of dishes (including the all-imp...

5 Stars

From a High Tower - An Elemental Masters Novel, #10

“From a High Tower” by Mercedes Lackey is an inventive mélange of fantasy and reality, in keeping with the other stories in this series. I love this homage to the Wild West touring shows, with a nod to a writer popular in Germany and his co...

4 Stars

Otherworld Chills - An Otherworld Novel

“Otherworld Chllls” by Kelley Armstrong is an anthology of seven stories that tie together the various threads of the Otherworld universe, starting with “Brazen” that focuses on the search for the evil Malcolm Danvers. Hope the half demon s...

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  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Plume

Cinnamon Toasted - Spice Shop Mystery Series, #3

“Cinnamon Toasted” by Gail Oust evokes the delightful aromas that can be created with spices and demonstrates the combination of science and magic that goes into making a palatable dish. The requisite murder that sets wheels in motion and t...

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Off the Books - A Novel Idea Mystery, #5

“Off the Books” by Lucy Arlington is a fun look at the hard work involved in the journey from an idea in an author’s mind to a book being purchased by a reader. I enjoyed getting a chance to see behind the scenes of a literary agency and th...

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  • Author: Lucy Arlington
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

How to Manage a Marquess - Spinster House, #2

“How to Manage a Marquess” by Sally MacKenzie is a story that blends superstition and social commentary while giving a glimpse of the limited alternatives available to women during this era. There are poignant moments sprinkled throughout t...

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Damned If You Do

“Damned if You Do” by Marie Sexton provides a deliciously tilted glimpse of a section of Hell and the denizens who populate it. The role reversal and irony of the relationship that evolves between two polar opposites provides a nice twist t...

4 Stars

No Breaking My Heart - Barefoot William Beach

“No Breaking My Heart” by Kate Angell is a quirky romance with sometimes hilarious interactions between the main characters, Alyn Jane and Halo Todd. There are poignant moments, especially those involving Alyn’s younger brother, Danny, and...

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Eleven and Holding

“eleven and holding” by Mary Penney is a wonderfully deceptive story that starts with a simple premise and slowly becomes increasingly more poignant and emotional. I love the way the author invested me with Macy’s perspective and the reason...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mary Penney
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Lord Griffin's Prize - Part of Emerald Isle Enchantment

This sensual paranormal tale features a sexy ghost who has kept his promises and a woman who finds that her attraction to a location that she has never visited before threatens to alter everything she has ever believed. I am not usually a b...

4 Stars

Unsafe Exposure - Hidden Wolves Book 4

“Unsafe Exposure” by Kaje Harper is an excellent addition to a unique series peopled by memorable werewolves. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of a pack that has multiple gay couples in a world of rampantly homophobic shapeshi...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: MLR Press,LLC

The Daredevil Snared - The Adventurers Quartet, #3

“The Daredevil Snared” by Stephanie Laurens is an interesting combination of exotic locale, atypical danger, and frightening exploration of the evils that can be perpetuated by greed. True to this author’s pattern, this story also shows the...

4 Stars
  • Author: Stephanie Laurens
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: MIRA

Come On Closer - The Harvest Cove Series, #4

“Come on Closer” by Kendra Leigh Castle has some fun moments and gives a glimpse of the various connections between the inhabitants of Harvest Cove. I like the way it explores the positives and negatives of living in a town where everyone k...

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  • Author: Kendra Leigh Castle
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Signet

Dreams of Distant Shores

“Dreams of Distant Shores” by Patricia A. McKillip provides an intriguing look at the author’s ability to evoke remarkable worlds that are almost familiar yet unlike anything that most of us have ever imagined. One has to be in the proper f...

4 Stars

Wizard of the Grove

“Wizard of the Grove” by Tanya Huff is a two-volume book that has fun and intriguing elements, and even better for me, fantastical creatures such as dryads, centaurs, and wizards. There are sweeping political struggles, romance, betrayal, c...

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Catch as Cat Can - A Sunny & Shadow Mystery, #5

“Catch as Cat Can” is a fun cozy mystery that has the small town elements of interconnected characters, a nicely simmering romance, a dead body, a gradually unveiled mystery, and helpful secondary characters. I love the determined kitty who...

4 Stars
  • Author: Claire Donally
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Say It Right - All Saints, #2

“Say it Right” by A.M. Arthur is an intense, gritty exploration of the complicated reunion between Marcos (Marc) and Anthony (Tone) who are brought back together at an extremely dark low point. I was apprehensive about all of the elements t...

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  • Author: A. M. Arthur
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Spirit Bound - The Guardians, #2

“Spirit Bound” by Tessa McFionn was a bit uncomfortable for me to read, given the horrific events that happen during the story, even though the memory of the victim is wiped. I like that the main characters have flaws that have to be worked...

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Midnight Marked - A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, #12

“Midnight Marked” by Chloe Neill blends paranormal elements with remarkable contemporary elements that bring one into the story and make one think that these are folks you could get to know and live near, then suddenly realize the danger th...

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  • Author: Chloe Neill
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: NAL

One with You - A Crossfire Novel - The Final Book

“One With You” by Sylvia Day is a fantastic end to the series, and has a wonderful combination of the carnal sensuality that is integral to these stories, emotion and angst, and unexpected revelations that shift one’s perceptions. I love th...

5 Stars

Fearless - Rescue Squad, #2

“Fearless” by Kimberly Kincaid is part of the ‘Rescue Squad’ series and returns the action to Station Eight. I love the contrast between the family backgrounds of the two main characters, plus the atypical addition to the close-knight firef...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kimberly Kincaid
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

When the Ground Shakes

“When the Ground Shakes” written by Irit Amog and Shoshana Wheeler and illustrated by David R. Aseraf is a great guide to teach young children how to act during an earthquake. It is written using simple language with concepts that can be ea...

4 Stars

Keepsake for Eagle Cove

The charm of small town romances is the wealth of characters who form the backdrop for the connection that forms between the main players. I am always in awe of the way this author creates such vivid stories that I want to visit these place...

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The Terrans - First Salik War, #1

“The Terrans” by Jean Johnson sets the stage for an intriguing set of interactions between humans and other species, some more alien than others. I love the premise of a more advanced Earth that has survived horrific conflicts and found a w...

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  • Author: Jean Johnson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ACE

Once a Soldier - Rogues Redeemed, #1

“Once a Soldier” by Mary Jo Putney features my favorite kind of lead characters…capable ones who are not defined by gender. I love that Athena is comfortable defending herself, decisive, and intrepid, and the action and adventure that perme...

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  • Author: Mary Jo Putney
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

The V'Dan - First Salik War, #2

“The V’Dan” is the second story in the ‘First Salik War’ series by Jean Johnson and continues the saga started in “The Terrans”. Jacaranda (Jackie) MacKenzie and a group of her fellow humans have transported Captain Li’eth Ma’an-uq’en and h...

4 Stars

A Churn for the Worse - An Amish Mystery, #5

“A Churn for the Worse” by Laura Bradford provides wonderful glimpses of a society that is very different from what I am used to. I was fascinated to read of the way problems are handled, the trusting nature that underlies the interactions...

4 Stars
  • Author: Laura Bradford
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Ultimate Courage - True Heroes, #2

“Ultimate Courage” by J. Piper Drake is an exciting and heartwarming tale, particularly because of a young girl nicknamed Boom and a canine named Souze. The tension displayed by the beleagured Elisa Hall and the solace she finds with these...

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  • Author: Piper J. Drake
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Forever

Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits - Myth-Adventures

“Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits” by Jody Lynn Nye adds a new story to the delightfully punny series began by the late Robert Asprin. It was fun to catch up with the great Skeeve, who has made a lot of progress under the tutelage of that wily Per...

4 Stars

Not a Game - A Contemporary Gay Romance Novel

“Not a Game” by Cardeno C. does a lovely job of depicting a shy young man’s blossoming under the tutelage of an older man. The familiar theme of mistaken identity and potential landmine underlying their relationship is an enjoyable ticking...

4 Stars

Mary Had a Little Glam

“Mary Had a Little Glam” is a children’s book written by Tammi Sauer and delightfully illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This fun and stylish twist on several beloved nursery rhymes features budding diva Mary, who jazzes up not only he...

5 Stars

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital

“Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital” by Ylleya Fields and illustrated by Michael LaDuca is a delightful children’s book celebrating love and dance. This book is part of the eponymous ‘Princess Cupcake Jones’ series that stars a ve...

5 Stars

Stud for Hire - Stripped Down

“Stud for Hire” by Sabrina York is a delicious combination of sexy cowboy, damsel in distress, and a different twist on a reunion romance. I always enjoy the combination of humor and sensuality that mark this author’s stories and the gradua...

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  • Author: Sabrina York
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: InterMix

Stormswept

“Stormswept” by Deborah Martin/Sabrina Jeffries reminds me of how far the historical romance genre has come over the past few decades. I normally enjoy this author’s stories but I had trouble with the characters in this particular book and...

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Tracefinder - Contact

“Tracefinder: Contact” by Kaje Harper is a m/m paranormal suspense tale that centers around undercover cop Nick Rugo who endeavors to channel his aggressive tendencies into a successful assignment to bring down a drug lord. His unexpected c...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Kaje Harper

Falling for Her Bachelor - Bachelor Auction Returns Book 2

“Falling for her Bachelor” by Robin Bielman is filled with angst and regrets but that is balanced by the sweet and spicy elements that characterize the interactions between Cassidy and Nick. I love the reunion stories where couples find eac...

4 Stars
  • Author: Robin Bielman
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing

A Study in Sable - An Elemental Masters Novel, #11

“A Study In Sable” by Mercedes Lackey effortlessly returned me to the alternate world populated by those who can manipulate magic or talk to ghosts, mythical and mystical creatures, and…the Holmes brothers, who continue to wreak their own b...

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Jigsaw - Black Raven Book 2

"Jigsaw" by Stella Barcelona is an exciting and spellbinding tale of terrorism, politics, and global cooperation with a delicious counterpoint of lost love and dedication to ethics and the requirements of the job, no matter how unpalatable....

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Changes - Tracefinder, #2

“Tracefinder: Changes” provides a glimpse of the slippery slope being experienced by a former undercover cop who is determined to assist Brian in his quest to find a way to survive. Brian’s gift and naivete, plus the ongoing police hunt for...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kaje Harper
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Kaje Harper

Kingfisher

“Kingfisher” by Patricia A. McKillip reminds me of why I am always hesitant to start one of this author’s books. I am enchanted by the intricate prose and fascinated by her ability to weave commonplace occurrences with fantastical events an...

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Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food - 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

“Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home” by Ivy Stark with Joanna Pruess is a cookbook filled with recipes, anecdotes, and pictures of various dishes based on adaptations of street food of Mexico. Apparently,...

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Between a Book and a Hard Place - A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #5

“Between a Book and a Hard Place” by Denise Swanson is a fun story with a sensual twist that reminds us we can choose our friends (and lovers) but we can’t choose our relatives (or step-relatives). This somewhat wacky cozy mystery is a bit...

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  • Author: Denise Swanson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Ah-Choo!

“Ah-Choo!” by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams and illustrated by Ken Min is a children’s book chronicling a boy’s search through an alphabetical sequence of animals in order to find a pet that won’t make his sister sneeze. The deligh...

5 Stars

What Remains

“What Remains” by Garret Leigh is an intense story that explores the commitment of love and the difficulty of continuing in the face of overwhelming challenges and the possibility of never having a happy ending. I wasn’t enamored of the con...

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  • Author: Garrett Leigh
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

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