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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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  • Author: Tessa McFionn
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: Etopia Press

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

Red River - Pack Collection Book 2

Red River by Cardeno C. is a quick read that provides an intriguing twist on the concept of m/m shapeshifters who are mated. I had a bit of trouble with several aspects of the story, including the fact that Wesley is patiently waiting to be...

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  • Author: Cardeno C.
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors

The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge - The Ghost Whisperer Series Book 2

"The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge" by Linda Covella is a young adult story that continues the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ series which centers around Kayanne (Pepper) Connelly’s experiences at the aforementioned lodge. The thirteen-year-old not only...

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Hunter Forsaken - Wild Hunt, #2

“Hunter Forsaken” by Nancy Corrigan continues the ‘Wild Hunt’ series and gives an intriguing look at the machinations taking place around the Huntsmen even as it reveals more about the bond between the newest member of the pack and the thir...

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No Quarter - Bounty, #1

“No Quarter” by Christine D’Abo is a fun and exciting m/m science fiction adventure with a romantic twist. I love the way it gives glimpses of other beings and space travel but almost has that Old West quality to the story. I felt that some...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christine D'Abo
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Midnight Bites - Stories of the Morganville Vampires

“Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires” by Rachel Caine is a wonderful collection of stories that remind one of all of the wonderfully quirky and dark elements of this series. The prologue to each indicates where in the series...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: NAL

No Cats Allowed - A Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #7

“No Cats Allowed” by Miranda James is a fun look at some of the eccentric characters who staff an academic library and the challenges faced, some of them fatal. The personable cat who is beloved by almost everyone has his own opinion about...

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

His Kind of Cowgirl

“His Kind of Cowgirl” by Karen Rock starts with a tear-jerker of a prologue that grabbed my emotions and entangled me in the lives of Claire and her adorable son as they learn to deal with multiple challenges. Then I struggled to form a con...

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Willie & Me - Baseball Card Adventures

“Willie & Me” by Dan Gutman is a fun imaginative children’s story that presents a lot of baseball history and lore in a fun fashion. The great breezy style that gives a young boy’s perspective on both baseball and life is combined with the...

4 Stars

Night Shift - A Novel of Midnight, Texas, #3

“Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris continues the eerie and mesmerizing tale of a remarkable group of individuals. It has been fascinating to learn more and more details about this disparate collection of beings, and to see how their comfort...

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  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Inseverable - A Carolina Beach Novel, #1

“Inseverable” by Cecy Robson evokes both the joy and sadness of a group of friends experiencing one last summer working together before they all go their separate ways. The author does such a great job of portraying that close-knit connecti...

5 Stars

Cryptogram Chaos - A Virtual Reality Adventure

"Cryptogram Chaos: A Virtual Reality Adventure" by Linda Covella is a middle grade contemporary adventure and fantasy story that features a trio of ninth graders who learn to see beyond the cliques that have formed and work together. Cody R...

5 Stars

Awakened - Intimate Relations, #3

“Awakened” by Kate Douglas is a romantic suspense story that does a wonderful job of tying in with the two books that precede it yet provides its own mystery and suspense in a way that allows it to be read as a stand-alone story. I love the...

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Stare Him Down - Stare Down Book 3

This sizzling story combines a mystery that follows machinations in the business world and a slowly evolving sensual relationship between two individuals who vacillate between showing their true desires and acting according to conventional...

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  • Author: Riley Murphy
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Renegade Publishing

Dark Duke - Noble Passions Book 2

The wonderful combination of heat and humor in this story reminds me of why I enjoy this author’s works so much. There are intriguing twists on some of the conventions of historical romances combined with a intense sensuality that is offset...

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An American in Scotland - Maciain, #3

“An American in Scotland” by Karen Ranney is a unique story that explores a different aspect of the impact of the American Civil War on other countries. There is amazing courage shown by Rose, who is determined to save her family and refuse...

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All Wrapped Up - A Pine Mountain Novel, #5

“All Wrapped Up” by Kimberly Kincaid piqued my interest because of the quirky and snarky imagery and kept me interested as Nick Brennan’s history unfolds. Who can resist characters who declare things like: “Pardon me while I fly the bullshi...

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  • Author: Kimberly Kincaid
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

All They Ever Wanted - A Second Chances Novel, #2

“All They Ever Wanted” by Tracy Solheim is a fascinating look at the political process and the impact it can have on idealism and dreams. It was fun to see the small town interactions and contrast the values and behavior espoused with those...

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  • Author: Tracy Solheim
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Vendetta - A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #2

“Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Caro...

4 Stars
  • Author: Gail Z. Martin
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Solaris

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