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Locked, Loaded, & Lying

“Locked, Loaded & Lying” by Sarah Andre is an exciting story that gives a glimpse of the other side of the fame and pressure attendant upon being a top athlete even as it gradually reveals clues about a murder mystery. There are very compli...

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The Wicked Duke - Wicked Trilogy, #3

This historical romance is a fascinating, albeit heart-wrenching, look at some of the machinations that were commonly accepted during this period. Once again, this author pens a daring story that features atypical main characters who are ca...

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  • Author: Madeline Hunter
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Jove

Rival Forces - A K-9 Rescue Novel, #4

This exciting romantic suspense story provides a fascinating look at the various roles well-trained dogs can play even as it follows a complicated romance and a mystery. I loved the dogs and I think that Kye is a very yummy hero, but I wasn...

4 Stars

I Thee Wed - The Wicked Worthington Series, #4

This historical romance provides a wonderfully wacky story peopled by unique and fascinating characters. I adore Orion’s youngest sister, Atalanta (Attie), who is described by one character as a cat, able to get into and out of the most unu...

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  • Author: Celeste Bradley
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

The Cakes of Monte Cristo - A Piece of Cake Mystery, #6

This mystery story blends a delicious amount of tasty temptation with a lovely flavor of life in New Orleans. There are quite a few secondary characters who have interconnections and even though this story can be read as a stand-alone, I su...

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

Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their spe...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: DAW

Duke of Sin - Maiden Lane, #10

This is a somewhat dark story that probably should be expected given Valentine’s nature and past actions. The fascination for me is in learning how and why he has become the amoral dissolute man he is and in watching Bridget finding a way t...

4 Stars

The Bad Boy's Baby - Hope Springs, #3

This contemporary romance deals with several serious issues including a secret baby, anger management and post-deployment problems, and caring for an elderly family member as well as a child. It was easy to develop sympathy for the major ch...

4 Stars

Chaos Choreography - An Incryptid Novel, #5

This is such a fun series, not just because of the breadth of imagination that blends real-life situations with remarkably outlandish creatures in a unique urban fantasy. Those who follow these stories are already familiar with beloved char...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Spirit Fall - The Guardians, #1

This sensual paranormal romance gives an interesting perspective on the idea of depression and the role it plays in one’s life. I like the concept of the Guardian Warriors and their spiritmates and this story sets up the series nicely, but...

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

Three Promises - The Billionaire Bachelors, #5

These charming contemporary romances give glimpses of three very different men who are driven to succeed yet have significant handicaps that form chinks in their armor. The unifying element of their friend’s wedding along with an island tha...

4 Stars

Let It Breathe

One of the things I have learned about this author is that she creates wonderfully humorous contemporary romances and “Let It Breathe” is no exception. The madcap adventures manage to showcase various aspects of enology and wildlife rescue,...

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Loud and Clear

I was intrigued by the blurb and excerpt for this title, because it presented an interesting dilemma. How could a person who has trouble reading communicate with someone who prefers to write his words rather than speak them? I love the grad...

4 Stars
  • Author: Aidan Wayne
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology - An Otherworld Novel

One of my favorite collections of paranormal stories is the ‘Otherworld’ series by this author. I am fascinated by the interactions of the various characters, including the thought-provoking idea of a female alpha who became a werewolf beca...

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

Kaitlin's Tale

This poignant paranormal tale continues to be unique in this genre because of the non-traditional characters who show that they are definitely not perfect. The harsh life that Kaitlin has already experienced has bowed but not broken her and...

4 Stars

The Long Night - A Novel of Suspense

In “The Long Night: A Novel of Suspense”, a military fiction story with paranormal elements by Jessica Scott, Staff Sergeant Sam Brown returns to Iraq for his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his pregnant fiancée, Faith, who has extracte...

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Deep Dark - Tracers, #10

“Deep Dark” by Laura Griffin is a romantic suspense novel that is part of the ‘Tracer’ series and centers around Laney Knox, a white-hat computer hacker who works at the Delphi Center. Her unconventional investigation techniques bring her t...

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Kill Without Mercy - Ares Security, #1

This exciting and sometimes chilling romantic suspense story provides delicious twists and turns as the danger increases just as much as the heat between the main characters. This is a good start to a new series, and provides a brief peek a...

4 Stars
  • Author: Alexandra Ivy
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

If I Loved You - Harper Falls, #1

This fun and sensual contemporary romance has kind of wacky characters and situations, nice twists, and intriguing secondary characters. Rose’s challenging history, Jack’s unconventional family, the strong friendships that each has formed,...

4 Stars

Emergency Engagement - Love Emergency, #1

This contemporary romance is both a light, sexy, friends-to-lovers tale and a deeper emotional exploration of love and loss combined in a touching story. I love the way it progresses from apartment neighbors with walls that are much too thi...

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Three Nights before Christmas - Wild Montana Nights Book 3

This romantic contemporary story features an atypical heroine who has paid for her mistakes yet will be forever tarnished by the judgment passed on her. It was fascinating and chilling to get glimpses of the harsh life Lacey has been dealin...

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Backlash - Winter's Wrath #1

This contemporary erotic romance gives a compelling look at some of the challenges that have to be overcome on the road to fame. This glimpse of an up-and-coming rock band and the perspective offered by a woman who has her own challenges wi...

4 Stars

One Night with Her Bachelor - Wild Montana Nights Book 1

This contemporary romance deals with some amazingly tragic circumstances but in a way that’s inspirational rather than depressing. The gradual unveiling of the reasons for Gabriel‘s hermit-like behavior, the reflection of his mental state i...

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Only Beloved - A Survivors' Club Novel, #7

“Only Beloved” by Mary Balogh is the long-awaited end of the series and finally provides the history of the man who opened his heart and home to so many wounded soldiers, including those who became the Survivors’ Club. I was delighted to ge...

4 Stars
  • Author: Mary Balogh
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

Braking for Bodies - A Cycle Path Mystery, #2

This fun story provides a madcap adventure that has several levels of frenzy taking place on the picturesque island that is home to a multitude of idiosyncratic individuals. The misfortunes plaguing the upcoming nuptials between Evie’s part...

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

Ink and Bone - The Great Library, #1

The best kinds of fantasy stories are those that stretch the imagination while telling a compelling tale, and this one definitely entertained me with its ‘what if’s’. Having been conditioned to celebrating the Gutenberg press and its far-re...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: NAL

Alien in Chief - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #12

The wonderful blend of reality and fantastical science fiction adventures provide hours of entertainment in this series that continues to ramp up the excitement while exploring how aliens can get well-assimilated into Earth politics. The hi...

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I, Robot - To Preserve - To Preserve

Isaac Asimov’s remarkable contribution to science as well as science fiction provides the backbone for thought-provoking stories such as this one. Dr. Reichert continues to expertly immerse the reader in a society that is entirely plausible...

4 Stars
  • Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ROC

Starfish Moon - The Brides Of Blueberry Cove, #3

Who can resist a feisty heroine who can hold her own in a pub or on a boat or working as a jillaroo? I was delighted to get to know the least settled member of the McCrae family and when her former boss shows up with his yummy Aussie accent...

5 Stars

A Whisker of Trouble - A Second Chance Cat Mystery, #3

“A Whisker of Trouble” by Sofie Ryan is a cozy mystery that follows Sarah Grayson as she tries to help out a friend, keep her older assistants and friends from getting into too much trouble, oh, and solve a murder without anyone else gettin...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sofie Ryan
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Seeing is Believing

This tale is a nice twist on a ghost story, enhanced by inventive explanations for the occurrence as well as the mystery behind the murder. I love Alfred, who acts according to his own rules, like most cats I have known, and his bond with M...

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  • Author: Terry Poole
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC

Captive Fire

It is difficult to establish a distinctive world with unique characters within the confines of a novella but the author effortlessly drew me into this world and made me care about these characters. I love stories with dragons, and the myste...

4 Stars
  • Author: Erin M. Leaf
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Trailer Trash - 1980s Romance

“Trailer Trash” by Marie Sexton is a m/m coming of age romance that centers around Nate, who starts his senior year of high school in a town vastly different from the bustling urban city in Texas that he is used to. Set adrift by his parent...

5 Stars

Sunstone's Fire - Cursed in Stone, #1

“Sunstone’s Fire” by Lia Davis is a novella that introduces the paranormal romance ‘Cursed in Stone’ series by Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne. Nate Wilson meets an unusual innkeeper, Haylee Clark, and gets involved in helping her get rid of a...

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Snowfall and Secrets - The Omega Mu Alpha Brothers, #1

This lovely contemporary romance draws one in immediately (be warned, you may suddenly have a need for hot chocolate, lol) and introduces characters with such realism that one develops an instant rapport with them, enhanced by the wry humor...

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At A Bear's Mercy - Patching Up Book 2

“At a Bear’s Mercy” by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus is part of the ‘Patching Up’ paranormal m/m romance series and features Dr. Pierce Nillian, a marine biologist who crosses paths with a male named Tim, who is destined to have a connectio...

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  • Authors: Caitlin Ricci, A.J. Marcus
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: eXtasy Books

Tarnished Honor

“Tarnished Honor” by Sabrina York is a historical romance novella that features Daniel Sinclair, whose life takes a decidedly unexpected turn as he travels to answer a summons from his late uncle’s solicitors. Encountering an apple thief pr...

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Allied Operations - Wings of Gold Book 2

“Allied Operations” by Tracy Tappan is part of the ‘Wings of Gold’ series and features Lieutenant Kyle (Mikey) Hammond, who has been assigned to a mission to help with hostage release negotiations from terrorists in Pakistan. Forced to work...

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Grimm's End - Grimm's Circle, #9

The settings of “Grimm’s End” move the series from a primarily dark paranormal classification to a more existential and philosophical aspect, as it addresses pivotal religious concepts. I have always had a wary relationship with many of the...

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Drive - Hot Rides, #1

“Drive” is the beginning of the ‘Hot Rides’ series and has a fast pace, whether on the track or the streets, set in exotic Miami. There are somewhat odd obligations to the FBI that affect the actions of those attached to Aiden DeHart and pa...

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Character Obsession

“Character Obsession” by Iyana Jenna is an erotic m/m suspense novella that has an intriguing premise, as two actors deal with the dangers of fans who can’t distinguish between fact and fiction. I liked the idea of a solid relationship betw...

3 Stars

The Traitor Baru Cormorant

“The Traitor Baru Cormorant” is a complex and dense fantasy tale exploring the nuances of power and oppression. It starts off with a glimpse of a society that seems comfortable and self-sustaining but insidiously deepens into a frightening...

4 Stars

The Study of Seduction - The Sinful Suitors, #2

“The Study of Seduction” is a poignant historical romance that has the familiar theme of a search for an appropriate spouse among those attending activities during the Season but draws in both a creepy persistent suitor and a contradictory...

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Melting Shadows

The challenge of delivering a good romantic suspense story is making the danger believable and exciting while creating an atmosphere that fosters the development of an intensifying romance. I think the author did a very nice job of creating...

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  • Author: Rhea Rhodan
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Rhea Rhodan

The Book on Retirement - Are You Ready for the Second-Half of Your Financial Life?

“The Book on Retirement” is a nice guide to help stimulate questions about how to prepare one’s finances for the future. The chapters are divided logically and point out aspects that may not be readily obvious to people trying to establish...

4 Stars

Ash and Silver - A Sanctuary Novel, #2

Carol Berg excels at creating vivid fantasy worlds with tortured and fascinating characters and that is exquisitely demonstrated in her story “Ash and Silver”. The combination of the mystery behind Greenshank’s past that is gradually reveal...

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Ghost to the Rescue - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, #3

“Ghost to the Rescue” stars the intrepid ghost Bailey Ruth, who throws herself wholeheartedly into her assignments and constantly schemes to circumvent the strictures placed on her. She is such a joyous spirit and embraces her tasks so enth...

4 Stars
  • Author: Carolyn Hart
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Berkley

Clockwork Heart - Clockwork Love, #1

“Clockwork Heart” is a fascinating m/m steampunk romance story that features a brilliant man who follows his instincts and his heart, and doesn’t let his father’s evil machinations determine his choices. One should be warned that there are...

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Seduction Game - An I-Team Novel, #7

This romantic suspense series features remarkable individuals who are capable of amazing feats and this story is no exception. There are horrific elements that shape the main characters and it is difficult to reconcile some of them. I can’t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Pamela Clare
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: InterMix

The Color Monster - A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

I love that in The Color Monster there are mixed materials used to supplement the cleverly folded heavy paper, which shows the monster in his different moods. The pictures in the background also supplement the pop-ups and assist in giving a...

4 Stars

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