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Poison Fruit - Agent of Hel, #3

This fascinating paranormal series showcases an unusual combination of non-human entities including werewolves; vampires, a street-talking games-playing bogle, not to mention a hellhound with a fondness for bread, a frost giant and the godd...

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  • Author: Jacqueline Carey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

Geared for the Grave - A Cycle Path Mystery, #1

One of the things that makes cozy mysteries so much fun is that the focus is not on the gory aspects of murder, but rather on the somewhat madcap adventures of the quirky folks trying to solve the crime. This story is a prime example of how...

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

Species Imperative

These stories are an amazing melding of biology, science fiction, action, and romance. The gradual build-up from a sometimes hilarious view of the antics of grad students and obsessed researchers, to the connection between research techniqu...

5 Stars

A Little on the Wild Side - Wild Thing

This fun contemporary romance begins in a slightly different place than most, after the red-hot affair has serious consequences and the couple has broken up...kind of. It is intriguing to watch these two very stubborn and opinionated people...

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Midnight Heat - Black Phoenix, #2

This contemporary erotic romance novella does a nice job of blending an intriguing story with several emotional scenarios. The action is enthralling from the beginning of the story and the poignant exposition of the history between these tw...

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Trust No One

This romantic suspense tale has plenty of twists and turns as the story unfolds with the flair that is characteristic of this talented author. There were entertaining interactions between the determinedly cheerful heroine and the wary and o...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Putnam

I Belong to You - Inside Out Series, #5

This spicy contemporary romance blends mystery and eroticism in a fascinating story that does a very nice job of presenting a different side of the man who is at times irritating and domineering, yet occasionally gives glimpses of a deeply...

4 Stars

Nothing Between Us - A Loving on the Edge Novel

This very spicy and sometimes unexpectedly twisty tale of three lovers combines themes that are very relevant to current events as the spotlight shines on the repercussions of stalking, destruction of reputations based on conjectures withou...

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

It's Always Been You - A Coming Home Novel, #3

The allure of this series is the gritty realism that is balanced by the hope that a change can be made for the brave soldiers who are sacrificing so much. Each book is eye-opening as it reveals the challenges that are faced both on and off...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jessica Scott
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Forever

The Turning Season - A Shifting Circle Novel, #3

The challenges of living as a shapeshifter are fascinatingly depicted in this compelling fantasy story. There are both pulse-pounding conflicts and emotionally wrenching situations that are vividly portrayed, and the moral dilemmas that are...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sharon Shinn
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Not Until You - A Loving on the Edge Novel

One can depend on a blisteringly hot and intense story whenever this author pens a tale. Her facility for blending a wrenchingly emotional storyline with the incandescently explosive interactions in a flowering BDSM relationship always guar...

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  • Author: Roni Loren
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Beyond Limits - Tracers

There are some stories that grab you from the first page and don’t let go until the very last word...and then you’re sorry to see them end. Beyond Limits was one of those for me. The first thought I had, once I caught my breath, was that th...

5 Stars

My Ghostly Boyfriend - My Boyfriend Is..., #5

This entertaining and deliciously spicy story blends romance and a eerie occurrence which highlights the fantastic tie between two lovers. I understand that there are constraints because of the short format but would like to have more detai...

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  • Author: Elizabeth Monvey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Forged by Desire - London Steampunk, #4

This wonderfully textured and fascinating story combines steampunk and vampire precepts in a winning mixture. The evocation of historical England as it flourishes with the inventiveness of the burgeoning industrial age using steam, gears an...

5 Stars

Son of No One - Dark-Hunter Novels - Hellchaser Sub Series

This fun paranormal book is related to the substantial series that features the prolific Dark-Hunters and provides a surprising look at some of the characters from that series. It is a little difficult to believe that Jo could be so naive a...

4 Stars

Heroes Are My Weakness

This contemporary story evokes gothic romances but also addresses thorny issues of abuse and the difficulties of eking out a livelihood in an isolated region. Unfortunately, the tale starts out fairly ponderously and the homage to the great...

4 Stars
  • Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: William Morrow

Best Gay Romance 2014

“The Best Gay Romance 2014” is an anthology edited by Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane that includes 15 stories of m/m relationships that range from the sweet evocation of a new romance amidst the craziness of Hollywood (“Strange Propos...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Timothy J. Lambert, R. D. Cochrane
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Cleis Press

Dreamer's Pool - A Blackthorn & Grim Novel, #1

This intricate and bewitching tale is a delicious introduction to a new series featuring two mysterious characters who are bound together by a challenging set of circumstances. The gradually unfolding histories of these characters paint a p...

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A Single Kiss - Sweetest Kisses, #1

There are stories that just enfold you with a sense of romance and awe that there are such wonderful people in the world and this is one such tale. The three brothers are delightful to get to know and the sense of family and camaraderie tha...

5 Stars

Revealed - A House of Night Novel, #11

This new adult paranormal series is written by a wonderfully talented mother-daughter team who have created a fascinatingly textured universe with humans and vampyres coexisting. The youngsters in this particular corner of the world have ex...

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  • Authors: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pure Heat - Firehawks, #1

This enthralling novel gives glimpses of the challenges and dangers of fighting wildfires even as it sets the framework for another intriguing series by this talented author. It is wonderful to get a chance to see a beloved couple from a pr...

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Kalona's Fall - A House of Night Novella #4

This intriguing introduction to the mythology that underlies the vampyre society that is part of the ‘House of Night’ series provides a fascinating perspective of some of the key characters. The twist on certain aspects of traditional mytho...

4 Stars
  • Authors: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Young Adult, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Highland Dragon's Lady - Highland Dragon #2

It’s unusual to read a historical romance that includes a shapeshifter, and this particular story was peopled by fascinating characters who interact in a rather unusual environment, a haunted house. I love the insouciance displayed by the h...

4 Stars

Closer to Home - Herald Spy, #1

I never cease to be amazed by the textures that are inherent in this well-established and intricately complex fantasy world. The realism is such that I am instantly transported to one of my favorite universes whenever I open one of this aut...

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Dark Wolf Enterprises - Dark Wolf Enterprises, #1

This paranormal romance is a great introduction to a shifter family that is coexisting successfully with humans and I always enjoy stories that explore the challenge of introducing a human to the shifter world. The ending is a little abrupt...

4 Stars

Worth the Fall - The McKinney Brothers, #1

This impressive contemporary romance features an unlikely heroine who is just as strong in her own right as the hero is. Oddly enough, even though I tend to not like overly self-effacing women, Abby just resonates with me because she doesn’...

5 Stars
  • Author: Claudia Connor
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Loveswept

Haunted - A Bishop/SCU Novel

This exciting story combines multiple aspects of psychic phenomena with a gripping and tense mystery that follows a set of horrendous murders. This is definitely not a read for the squeamish, but the intriguing mysteries (including a locked...

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Canning the Center - The Long Pass Chronicles

The compelling and erotic m/m romance titles penned by this author continue to blend an entertaining and spicy tale with glimpses of the often daunting challenges faced by those who are different, whether because of race, culture, or sexual...

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Made for You - The Best Mistake, #2

This contemporary romance is a blend of heat and angst, as two stubborn people try to find a way to communicate but have trouble getting past their established routine. The story alternates between unveiling their history together and explo...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lauren Layne
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever

By Winter's Light - A Cynster Novel

It is always wonderful to be drawn back into the world of the Cynster family, and the well-developed slice of historical England and Scotland presented in this series effortlessly conveys the reader to this time period. One can almost smell...

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  • Author: Stephanie Laurens
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: MIRA

Mirror Sight - Green Rider, #5

This is an impressive addition to a compelling fantasy series that explores what parameters of progress improve society. Those who are familiar with the series should be aware that this is more a dystopian tale than the straight fantasy tha...

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Imperfect Sword - The Lost Stars, #3

This is another fun addition to an imaginative science fiction series and it is remarkable how much is still unfolding on multiple fronts. The author does an admirable job of exploring the permutations of dealing with diametrically opposed...

4 Stars

Daily Zen Doodles - 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Joy

“Daily Zen doodles: 365 Tangle Creations for Inspiration, Relaxation and Mindfulness” by Meera Lee Patel is exactly that, a collection of drawings with accompanying thought-provoking quotes that encourage one to relax and doodle. Ideally, o...

4 Stars

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Coming Home 5.5

This beautiful military romance story gives a brief and poignant glimpse of the struggles and sacrifices inherent in the lives of those who serve in the military. The author provides a vivid snapshot of the breadth of wounds that can be suf...

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Whenever We Touch

This novella is one that is both touching and arousing in a winning combination. The sensitivity with which the author presents the issues that confronts those who care for the brave souls who put their lives on the line provides an emotion...

5 Stars

Rebecca's Lost Journals

“Rebecca’s Lost Journals” by Lisa Renee Jones is a collection of five contemporary erotic novellas that supplement the “Inside Out” series. Most of these were reviewed as stand-alone novellas as they were released, therefore there is a slig...

4 Stars

Midnight Action - A Killer Instincts Novel, #5

This action-packed and erotic tale is a craftily constructed story that slowly reveals the history of a complicated relationship between two emotionally damaged individuals who are well-acquainted with danger and death. The sometimes dismay...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elle Kennedy
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Signet

Darling Beast - Maiden Lane, #7

This delightful historical romance features humor, searing intimate scenes, and memorable characters in a fun tale that also gradually reveals a mystery that needs to be solved. The principle that kids and pets ‘steal the show’ is aptly dem...

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What a Woman Gets - A Manley Maids Novel, #3

This sweet and funny contemporary romance provides a reminder that it is important to look beyond the surface and refrain from making judgements without all of the facts. There are some fairly predictable scenarios and it would be nice to g...

4 Stars
  • Author: Judi Fennell
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Black Widow - Elemental Assassin, #12

I have always enjoyed the creativity and exciting action featured in these wonderful urban fantasy stories but I confess to having had a little trepidation that things would start getting a little repetitive, especially given the relationsh...

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Blue Mountain - Pack Collection, #1

The unusual circumstances that surround the leadership of this particular shifter pack form a backdrop for an unexpected relationship that forms between an alpha wolf in his own right and the damaged male he claims as his own. The sweetly u...

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

Unsurpassed - No Rival, #1

This contemporary erotic story is an unexpected combination of heat and angst that makes it a somewhat difficult read for me. There are twists and turns that transform the sensual highs into emotional lows and make it a challenge for me to...

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The Bloodbound - Bloodbound, #1

This exciting and enthralling tale provides a delicious adventure that centers around a strong, opinionated female, and a war-torn land that features both mystical and pragmatic elements. I loved that the action started immediately and cont...

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Time For Kids All Access - Your Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Coolest People, Places and Things!

I think that the most important characteristic of a good children’s book is that it stirs the imagination, and this particular book is an excellent example of such a tome. One cannot help but get enthusiastic about the variety of topics cov...

5 Stars

What I Know For Sure: Audio

I have never been a fan of audiobooks, but admittedly, I have only tried a handful. I was apprehensive about requesting to review this title yet I am a very big fan of the author, who has done so much to create positivity in the world, so I...

5 Stars

Bastion - The Collegium Chronicles #5, A Valdemar Novel

This fantasy story is part of a series which centers around a well-developed world that features arcane beings known as Companions, which look like horses yet have far more exceptional capabilities, not least of which is their ability to co...

4 Stars

Doghouse - A Gin & Tonic Mystery

This fun mystery story does a nice job of gradually unfolding a set of clues that lead the main characters on a convoluted search for the truth. The occasional interjections by the furry members of the cast is a little disconcerting because...

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The Book Blogger Platform - Building Blocks to Author Success 6

This is a nicely presented step-by-step guide that allows one to use either WordPress or Blogger to set up a book blog with a minimum of fuss. The great information presented makes me wish I had read something like this when I started, it w...

4 Stars

Forced Disappearance

This action-packed story provides a thrilling read that combines an exciting mystery with a poignant and thought-provoking glimpse of the dangers that can be present in other countries. The excitement starts with the first page and amazingl...

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Only Enchanting - A Survivors' Club Novel, #4

This historical romance continues the fascinating saga detailed in the delicious series that follows various wounded individuals as they cope with life after war. Each story provides an intriguing look at a particular handicap that must be...

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

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