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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: Teen
  • 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: Teen
  • 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

What to Do with a Bad Boy - The McCauley Brothers, #4

This entertaining story is part of a series yet I had no problem reading it without being familiar with the other books. It is a great combination of sizzle and humor while it gives a view of somewhat atypical characters, given that Del is...

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The Rake's Handbook - The Rake's Handbook, #1

This fun debut novel provides a wonderful mixture of humor and poignancy as two delightfully different individuals cope with the aftermath of grief in their own unique ways. There are interesting conflicts engendered by the opposing perspec...

4 Stars

The Future Falls - Enchantment Emporium, #3

This inventive series combines sly humor, creative twists on elements of fantasy and plenty of earthy allusions. The wide variety of beings which interact, both on a intimate basis and on a more global scale, give rise to both humorous and...

4 Stars

Nightfall

This incredibly intense and edgy story showcases the talents of two fantastic authors weaving the spell that each is adept at, in a story that combines the allure of the sexy cowboy that Desiree Holt excels at describing with the dark and s...

5 Stars

Coloring Animal Mandalas

“Coloring Animal Mandalas” by Wendy Piersall is a beautiful collection of drawings that can be colored. Each drawing is printed on white paper and is comprised of a multitude of repetitive shapes that combine to form all kinds of creatures,...

4 Stars

Forbidden - An Planet Alpha Story

This erotic science-fiction novella gives an entertaining and spicy look at one aspect of alien-human interactions. There are glimpses of an elaborate and regimented society that evidently suffers from a sad deficit of females to bond with...

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  • Author: J.J. Lore
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Another One Bites the Dust - Jensen Murphy, Ghost For Hire, #2

It took me a few minutes to stop humming the song conjured by this title and concentrate on this exciting paranormal story but I was quickly drawn into this world that is peopled by charismatic and mysterious beings. Not being familiar with...

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  • Author: Chris Marie Green
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

Unbinding - World of the Lupi, #11

This is one of my very favorite paranormal series because it is so densely textured with fantastical beings and melds various pantheons with such grace and dexterity. Understandably, someone new to the series may become a little lost by the...

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  • Author: Eileen Wilks
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

Black Spring - Black Wings #7

The one thing that is a hallmark of these creative paranormal stories is that Maddy is fiercely protective of those she cares about and always willing to rush to their defense...whether she has a plan of attack or not...and this story is no...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christina Henry
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Night Unbound - Immortal Guardians, #5

This exciting paranormal tale gives a different perspective of a unique group of beings who are struggling to keep the unsuspecting humans from being overrun by an inimical foe which is growing in numbers and power. There are multiple threa...

4 Stars
  • Author: Dianne Duvall
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Hope Burns - A Hope Novel, #3

This poignant and sensual romance does a great job of highlighting the intricacies of family and love even as it gives glimpses of the wedding of Emma and Luke, who starred in a previous book in the series. It is wonderful seeing the dynami...

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  • Author: Jaci Burton
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Jove

Once in a Blue Moon - Beaux Rêve Coven, #1

This delicious paranormal story does a wonderful job of vividly conveying a picturesque area peopled by beings who don’t conform to stereotypical norms. The sensuality that is portrayed enhances an intriguing tale of conflict and a struggle...

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Outing the Quarterback - The Long Pass Chronicles, #1

One can depend on getting a story that combines poignancy, heat and a thought-provoking challenge whenever one reads a story from this author. The delicious combination of carnality and humor leaven the harsh truths that are presented, as s...

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Rebel - The Cat Star Chronicles, #10

Part of the charm of this erotic paranormal series is the unabashed carnality that is highlighted even as the poignant histories of the various characters are revealed. The joy of discovering that a horrific attempt at genocide has failed i...

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Omens - A Cainsville Novel, #1

There are intriguing subtleties in this paranormal tale but it definitely takes its time building to a compelling story. I enjoy this author’s style and have been a big fan of many of her other stories, but I am not as enthralled (yet) by t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

Night's Honor - A Novel of the Elder Races, #7

It’s always fun to visit the world that contains these various paranormal beings and it was intriguing to see the Vampyre machinations from a different perspective, after the ousting of Carling. The relationship that develops does not quite...

4 Stars
  • Author: Thea Harrison
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

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