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Haunted by the King of Death - Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 11

I liked "Haunted by the King of Death", but I didn't think it stood alone all that well. Grave and Isla's story on its own was sweet (in its own way) and I liked them as characters. There's a lot in the book about other characters, presumab...

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Eden's Deliverance - The Eden Series Book 4

To be honest, I wasn't really as invested in this series after the previous book. I enjoyed the books, yes, but I felt that the villains were getting way too much play and the whole thing was bordering on ludicrous. That said, I really did...

4 Stars

The White Spell - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #10

I loved this book - but it's not a standalone. Points taken off for this not being made clear. This book is standard Lynn Kurland in all the best ways: a heroine with an inner strength and tricks of her own, a hero who is gentle when it cou...

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Quell - Terran Times Second Wave Book 35

I enjoyed this new update on how Terrans are faring amidst the stars in Viola Grace's world. The premise and world, is as usual, fascinating and I liked Amylia and Gyrion. The problem is, as usual, the brevity of the story. I understood, mo...

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  • Author: Viola Grace
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc

Untrained Fascination - Brace for Humanity Book 1

I liked this book. Lianne and Sorrok were fun and I enjoyed them as characters. The premise was interesting, with a thread of suspense - are the Rrassic as tyrannical and unreasonable as Lianne thought previously, or is there just stuff tha...

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Quantum - Atrophy series, #2

I liked this story, but it didn't wow me. Zander and Mae were good people, strong, competent, and all sorts of good things, but I never really felt like I bonded with them, possibly because I felt like the romance between them was overshado...

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Caged Killer

I really did like this, although it was a guilty pleasure sort of liking. Knox and Mick were fun characters and it was great to see how their relationship started, so to speak. However, I would have preferred to have had a little more lead...

4 Stars

No Mistress of Mine - An American Heiress in London, #4

A sweet, but grittily realistic story of second chances. I appreciated how it truly was a story of where two people had to grow separately in order for their love to work. Denys and Lola, as they were before, would never have succeeded as a...

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Frost Line

This was a fun start to what seems like a promising series. I really liked Lenna and I adored her devotion to Elijah. The way Lenna dealt with Caine was really fun to witness - the perfect blend of strength and grace. There were many ways i...

4 Stars

An Affair of Honor - Rebel Hearts Book 2

Sweet and almost surprisingly understated for the given premise, I really enjoyed An Affair of Honor. I enjoyed how Matilda and William played off of each other; even though ostensibly Matilda was always the one in a submissive position, I...

4 Stars
  • Author: Heather Boyd
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: LLD Press

Waking Eden - Eden, #3

I didn't expect to like Waking Eden as much as I did. I'm not much for reformed playboys, and Ramsay didn't really tickle my fancy in the previous book. He's one dude with issues, and it showed. I'm also not the biggest fan of the whole "th...

4 Stars

Trickster

Fun and hot, but somewhat rushed in terms of character and romance development. I did like Trickster, but unfortunately, it pulled the insta-mate card, and in addition, on a guy who previously thought himself straight. So much as I thought...

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Big City Collection

Somewhat frothy, but ultimately entertaining. I liked "Big City Dragon" most of all. It was definitely the insta-mate, insta-love sort of fun, but it worked. Mostly. "Uptown Dragon's" hero, Oro, is the kinda-villain of "Big City Dragon", an...

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Protected - Warriors of Light Book 3

Interesting premise, but rushed execution and too-fast pacing. This was a short read, which is the main problem of the story. The world needed to be built, the conflict set up, the big bads established, the stakes laid out, the characters d...

3 Stars
  • Author: April Zyon
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Petr's Mate - Space Wars Book 4

Sweet, short read, if a bit too fluffy. I liked Samantha and Petr well enough, but it seemed the usual sort of insta-love, fated attraction story, with a vague nod towards an external problem that gets solved surprisingly easy. I was intrig...

3 Stars

From Kiss to Queen

From Kiss to Queen put Janet Chapman on my watchlist. It's hilarious, sweet, and more fun than a barrel full of kittens. I definitely loved that Jane was the one to save the prince and watching those two strong-willed problem solvers go at...

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Cat Style - Stray Cats, #1

Confusing, disjointed, and slapdash. I liked the premise, but what happened wasn't what I expected. There was literally no warning between pet Fang and human Ascher and it felt like Penelope really took things in stride a little too well. I...

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Healing Eden - Eden, #2

Although Healing Eden is the second book of a series, it stands alone well. Eden's world is an intriguing one, and there is just enough detail given to bring it to life and keep the plot humming. I would have preferred to have had some hint...

4 Stars

Total D*ck

Total D*ck wavered between a 3 star and a 3.5 star read for me. I liked Scarlett and how she took no prisoners, period. It was nice to see that she was able to stand up to Kennedy without ever resorting to being anything less than polite an...

3 Stars

Crosscurrents - Southern Elemental Guardians, #2

Crosscurrents started out slow, but ended up being mostly sweet and fun. Ilsa and Paul were very sweet together, one of those d'awww couples that are lovely to watch fall in love. I did think that it would have been nice to have had a littl...

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  • Author: D.B. Sieders
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Griffyn Ink

Traveller

Traveller left me torn; on one hand, I loved Emerson and her feisty, SunTzu quoting, ex-beauty pageant martial arts badass ways and on the other hand, I really did not take a shine to Traveller ways. So yeah, this is a four star book becaus...

4 Stars

Edge of Control

Gritty, harsh, but yet beautiful at times. I was conflicted by Edge of Control because there were moments when I disliked everyone in it and more moments when I just wanted to tell Eiryn to just toss it all to the flames and go. But, despit...

4 Stars

The Summer Bride - A Chance Sisters Romance, #1

Sweet, funny, and thoughtful - I reach for her stories when I need something cheerful and Anne Gracie doesn't disappoint. Moreover, it's never pure fluff - it's velvet wrapped around a core of pure titanium. Daisy is a gem. It would be so e...

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Widow's Wicked Wish - Idyllwild, #2

Irreverent and joyfully scandalous with just enough humor to keep things light -- this was a great introduction to Lynne. I was disappointed to see that there was only one other book in her backlist. I really liked how Olivia knew her own m...

4 Stars

The Institute: Mishka's Spanking - Age Play Discipline Romance

Not the best example of Anderson's work. This book is a sequel to Daddy Issues, which I found hot, fun, and sweet in just the ways that Anderson can carry off. I was looking forward to a continuation of Mishka and Salt's story, but unfortun...

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The Institute: Daddy Issues - Age Play Discipline Romance

Sweet, sexy, and most of all, believable. I'm not usually one who goes in for age play, but the author did a good job on selling why it would be something that would appeal to the characters and how it could be hot. Unfortunately, certain b...

4 Stars

Cloaked in Blood - Wulfkin Legacy

Interesting premise, but ultimately an uninspiring execution. The villain was almost a parody of himself; the political setup was sort of unbelievable in how unsustainable it was; the characters weren't convincing in their roles as essentia...

3 Stars

Stepping Over the Line - A Stepbrother Novel

As someone who usually goes in for stepbrother romances -- this really, really, really didn't do it for me. This had all of the angst and the drama and everything that could go wrong and everyone that could behave badly doing so without any...

3 Stars

Thieves' Honor - Wizards of London #1

Sweet, sassy, and a lot of fun, if a bit rushed and pat. Em and Thomas are really adorable together. A bookish duke's son and an intrepid street-wise thief? Yes, please. Add a large and boisterous family, loyal friends and a generous dosing...

4 Stars

Two Die For Her Love - Lurid Power Book 9

This book does not standalone. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to rate this story as it is very much book 9 and I came into it fairly lost and stayed lost. So. Fair warning: there's a lot going on and many things referenced and this book w...

3 Stars

A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal - A Birch Hall Romance, #2

I have mixed feelings about A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal. On the one hand, the basic premise of the conflict is the massively irritating one where things happen, or don't happen as the case may be, because certain people can't manage to g...

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From This Day Forward - Wedding Belles Prequel

From This Day Forward was an okay story, but it really didn't carry the usual heft and swing I've come to expect of a Lauren Layne story. It functioned, but that was about it. I felt like it was missing the usual amount of funny banter and...

3 Stars

Hot in Hellcat Canyon - Hellcat Canyon, #1

Hot in Hellcat Canyon wavered between a 4 and a 4.5 for me because it starts out really, really slowly and somewhat awkwardly. There's a lot of description and flowery language and roundaboutation in the first chapter or two where it felt l...

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A Most Unusual Princess - Royal Desires Series, #1

Short and steamy, but rather lackluster and forgettable. The premise was interesting, but the execution sadly didn't live up to it. I thought that the romance between Elara and Dalton wasn't fully fleshed out and therefore not particularly...

3 Stars
  • Author: Kelli A. Wilkins
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Kelli A. Wilkins

Zendara: Begins - Zendara, #1

A rather enjoyable debut fantasy romance, with more of an emphasis on fantasy. However, it should be noted that the story ends very abruptly without warning or resolution. First in the series and most definitely doesn't stand alone. Zendara...

3 Stars

Strategic Alliance - The Witchpyre Legacy Book 1

Lucian and Isabelle's story was funny and entertaining. The antics of the reluctant bride and groom to be are amusing and yet they never cross the boundary into too-stupid-for-words. I appreciated that, because sometimes people who are goin...

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What the Marquess Sees - Agents of Change Book 2

I appreciated the attempt to bend the usual tropes: the misunderstood female who has to be ruthless in order to get out of a life, the kind and honorable gentleman who must see past her blustering and actions to see the worthy person within...

3 Stars

Lust Is the Thorn - Love Is the Rose

Sweet, tender, and ...well, angsty. I'm not a fan of secrets kept, but Lust is the Thorn manages to mostly keep that pet peeve at bay. It helps a little that the secret Thorn keeps is at least partially because he doesn't want Rose to be wi...

4 Stars

Edge of Temptation

I have to admit, I came into this story with some trepidation. Gunnar is a man half-crazed with grief and guilt and self-doubt, a tech-wizard looking for a virgin to sacrifice to bring his true love back to life. Not the most auspicious beg...

4 Stars

Guilty Pleasure - Bound Hearts

Guilty Pleasure indeed -- although the only guilt here might not be the one they're referencing... Marty and Khalid's story could have been exciting, heart-stopping, and with enough fire to warm the entire Eastern seaboard during winter. Un...

3 Stars

Darkness Embraced

I had high hopes for this story, but it didn't quite ring all the bells. Escaped slave girl, the barbarian who saves her from a fate worse than death, and the always fun obstacle of incapability to communicate -- how could this go wrong? Th...

3 Stars

Phantom Desire - Psychic Ménage, #2

Disclaimer: New readers: This book does not stand alone, at all. That said, I'm not sure how useful it was to have read the first book. The politics didn't really come hugely into play in this book; most of it was centered around Chandra an...

3 Stars
  • Author: Houston Havens
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: H.A.W.K. Publishing

Reason to Wed - Distinguished Rogues, #7

A quick, hot, entertaining read, even if asides from the little detail of what the various earls of Windermere do to ensure the fecundity of their wives, Reason to Wed isn't particularly out of the ordinary. Esme and Richard are fun togethe...

4 Stars
  • Author: Heather Boyd
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: LLD Press

Perihelion - Queenships, #1

I'm fairly conflicted about this book. It's got an interesting premise and a wonderful cast of characters and an intriguing world and I loved Kato and Mas'ud, but I couldn't get past the issues. For one, it really doesn't read like it belon...

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A Scandalous Proposal - The Little Season, #2

Light-hearted fun with an endearing cast and a fun hero and heroine. The good: I really liked Coop and Dani. They're both realistic but optimistic people who do the best they can with that they have. Despite the rather grim matter of blackm...

3 Stars

Eight Ways to Ecstasy - Art of Passion , #2

Eight Ways to Ecstasy is well-written, poetic in its prose, lush in its imagery and the characterizations are so vivid I could imagine I could feel their emotions hovering in the air between me and the book. But I didn't love it. I might ha...

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Chase Me - Paris Nights Book 2

This book nearly got 4.5 stars. I relented because the reason was that I wanted more and it ended. Laura Florand's Chase Me is handled with her usual grace and exquisite sensitivity. Chase Me deals with issues of grief, of terrorism, the wo...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura Florand
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Laura Florand

Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous, #4

Childhood lovers separated by stupidity/the rash pride of a young man and a second chance at love -- to be honest, at first the way things were set up just didn't work for me. I thought the reason behind James and Olivia's initial heartbrea...

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Pirate Bound - Telepathic Space Pirates - A Prequel

This first book by writing duo Carysa Locke is intriguing. A Talented, mostly telepathic race. Pirates in space. Two women on the run from a dastardly evil brother. What's not to like? Well. There's the slightly unsettling mental comparison...

4 Stars

Subject X

Fun, sweet, and romantic - I really enjoyed Subject X -- even though the science felt like it was on fairly shaky ground throughout. Charlotte was a great character, although I bemoan the trope of an intelligent woman having little clue abo...

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