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Tales from the SFR Brigade

I really enjoyed this compilation. None of them disappointed and most were downright stunning. Imprint - Pippa Jay A mercenary with a heart of gold and the Marshall she falls in love with. I liked the concept, but I felt like there wasn't q...

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  • Authors: Linnea Sinclair, Marcella Burnard, Erica Hayes, Liana Brooks, Pippa Jay, Berinn Rae, Amy Laurens, Kyndra Hatch
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: The Science Fiction Romance Brigade

Valentine Wishes

To be honest, I'm not sure what to think about this story. It was sweet and the premise was interesting, but the way it was executed was odd -- it didn't seem like there was an actual conflict and so it felt a little flat. Everything gets r...

3 Stars

Beauty and the Curse

This book just didn't really do it for me. The premise was interesting, if a bit problematic for me -- the whole idea of her essentially having to barter her virginity away kind of gave me a squick. I think the problem for me was mainly bec...

3 Stars
  • Authors: K.M. Fawcett, Cathy Tully
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: StoryFront

Taken by the Megalodon - Monstertantra, #2

I felt this story could be so much more but it really fell short of being something I could really get behind. Shauna Michaels' writing is nothing to sniff about. Her attention to detail and description really made the scenes pop and the ch...

3 Stars
  • Author: Shauna Michaels
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Monstertantra

Undying Destiny - A Novel of the Enclave, #1

I breezed through the majority of this book. There was nothing that particularly jumped out at me as being bad or disrupting the flow of the story, but at the same time, nothing really struck me as being amazing. The world-building works, t...

3 Stars

Guardian of the Dragon - WindVerse 13

I nearly rated this book a 2.5 due to squick and potential trigger factors. I ended up not doing so because she did have a choice and there was interest on her end, but it was a major issue that was never resolved. In short, her commanding...

3 Stars

Strategic Surrender - Urban Seductions 8

To be honest, this rates a 2.75 or something. It definitely isn't as bad as a Cannot Finish and it was decently entertaining as far as things went, but there were some major flaws. First of all -- I thought the premise that started it all t...

3 Stars

Reluctant Consort - Wizard Twins 4

So, this doesn't actually seem to be a full story in itself. I've read the other Wizard Twin stories and those actually have a bit of plot and character development and some coherent world building. This, for all the fancy exposition (more...

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Queens of Merab Collection

This collection was very sweet. Erotic and sweet -- my favorite combination. Temair is a likable heroine and I enjoyed her journey to find her consorts. She's a princess, born to rule, and I thought that she had the perfect balance of grace...

4 Stars
  • Author: Violet Summers
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC

Captive of Her Heart - Book 15 in the Windverse series.

I'm not quite sure what was going on in this except maybe the author was trying to get a Cleopatra and Marc Antony fix. The insta-lust and insta-love weren't really a problem, except when power players in politics suddenly throw away all se...

3 Stars

Knowing Destiny - Shifters of the Land, Sea, and Air, 2

Knowing Destiny was a quick, light read with some steam thrown in. Not bad for a quickie, if you like that sort of thing. The world building left me with questions. There's supposedly a shifter feud, but it felt like a plot device rather th...

3 Stars

Huntress

One word: meh. The premise and setup is filled with cliche and trope. Destined vampire slayer, upon which the world's peace relies? Check. Hot red-headed witch with limitless sex appeal? Check. Fated lovers? Check. One main problem I had wi...

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Lily's Enchantment

Lily's Enchantment put Kristin Noone on the map for me. Readers are in for a sorceress, a king in peril, a dragon, a bastard, and above all the welfare of a kingdom. The story is a rather worn one, as far as such things go, but the executio...

4 Stars

Undying Desire - A Novel of the Enclave, #3

Reading a book is really very much like dating. Sometimes something is imperfect but there's chemistry and sometimes all the factors are there but there just isn't a spark. I wanted to like this. I really did. BDSM is right up my alley. Str...

3 Stars

Undying Embrace - A Novel of the Enclave, #2

I have another disclaimer. At this rate, I'm going to be known for disclaimers, but here goes: I unknowingly read this series completely backward. I read the third book in the series first, then the second book, then the first. This might h...

3 Stars

Yearning's Samiel - WindVerse 14

Generally, everything just clicked for me in this book. One of my favorite set-ups is the childhood lover's thing, and Kaizin and Kat quickly move to being completely sweet after the initial antagonism. It worked because it was clear these...

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Raw Heat

Before we go any further, I'll admit I really hate post-apoc stories. It's not my cuppa and I didn't realize that this was going to be post-apoc. I was originally going to score it as a 3, but I bumped it up some because I wasn't sure how m...

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All Other Things

If you're in the market for a quick, sizzling read, then you need look no further. This offering is rather low on plot and character development, but it delivers heat in spades and sometimes that's all I need. I don't need angst and world-e...

4 Stars

Breaking Point

In Breaking Point, Lindsay McKenna paints a vibrant picture of contemporary love. I've read many romances involving Marines and SEALs, but this is the first one where I got an up-close look at just a portion of what actually being part of t...

4 Stars

Demon Ex Machina - Tales of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom

It's not impossible to read this book without having read the prequel, but it's probably still a better idea to read the prequel first. That said, Julie Kenner does a great job of portraying Kate's life as a mother and wife on top of her ot...

4 Stars

Wickedest Witch

It's a pity that Langlais ended up having Evangaline wimp out because the story would have been much less cliched if she had only turned out to be actually just a little bit evil. The idea that a woman is evil just because she has confidenc...

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An Illicit Temptation - Chinese Tang Dynasty, #4

Dao has taken the place of her half-brother's wife to become the wife of a barbarian chieftain. She starts the long, long journey to the lands of her future husband, content in her clear choice to improve her life by taking on this new iden...

4 Stars

The Cancan Dancer and the Duke

Charise has sneaked off from her Grand Tour of the Continent and become a cancan dancer. Unknowing his real identity and not expecting him to follow her, she flirts with the duke of Lofton. He sought her out and seduces her with the idea of...

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My Fair Concubine - Tang Dynasty #3

Chang Fei Long has a problem, and Yan Ling just might be the answer to it. His younger sister has run away from an arranged marriage to a barbarian lord and he desperately needs someone else to take her place so his family doesn't get in tr...

4 Stars

Tangled Leashes - Leashed, #4

Having leashed two shifters, Meg already has a ton on her plate, what with her new status and grand dame and everything that comes with it. However, she has started to develop feelings for Logan and it seems like fate isn't ready to let her...

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  • Author: Jet Mykles
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC

A Twist of Fate

A Twist of Fate was an enjoyable read. I liked how Arianna and Keldon overcame their difficulties and each other to find love. Arianna's fire and spunk was the perfect foil for Keldon's previous relationship with Annabelle. I did think it s...

3 Stars

Gift of Magic - Nine Kingdoms saga

Delightful! This last installment of the Nine Kingdoms' story is an almost perfect ending to the Sarah and Ruith's story -- I was both happy to see their happily ever after and disappointed that their adventures were over. Sarah and Ruith h...

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House Name - The House War, #3

There is few others like Michelle West. House Name is lush, richly intricate, heartbreaking in its subtle dealings with Jay and her den. Jay is charismatic, deeply compelling, and her story kept me rooting for her even as I stood undecided...

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One Magic Moment

Almost amazingly enough, this latest installment in Kurland's time travel books seems more like a well-traveled old friend rather than a fresh new passion -- but at least the reader isn't left with the question of just why is the author con...

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Past Tense - Sector Guard, #16

This story reads like Grace is making an attempt to cross genres and not quite succeeding. The romance doesn't quite make it, mostly because Grace is still relying on pre-set notions and outside factors to push the two characters together r...

3 Stars

Hunter's Moon - Night Warriors 4

Lyon's characters, plot, and characterizations are as usual, dead-on. Her attention to detail and the amount of world-building that goes into every short story shows and is a joy to read. It is unfortunate that this book is by no means a go...

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Chain

I honestly feel a little bit frustrated by this book. The premise of Estelle's powers was very interesting and I felt that if it had only been explored in more detail and at a more realistic pace it would have been more believable. As...

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Imperial Guard - Sector Guard Book 6

I found this short story confusing, frustrating, and in dire need of backstory.  The thing is, although I've read a good portion of Viola Grace's work, I don't have encyclopedic knowledge of her stories and this is perhaps a good thing...

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Sacrifice to the Stars

Short, mostly uncomplicated read that brings up some interesting ideas. The story starts out well, with lots of suspense about whether Tia is going to be danger or is she going to be able to avoid being discovered. This part is handled well...

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Spellweaver - Nine Kingdoms 2

I read through this book in one sitting, then stayed up late to re-read the previous books in this world to catch all the hints and started cursing Lynn Kurland. In a good way of course. I'm just devastated that the next book won't be out f...

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Guarding Pax - Sector Guard Series, #15

This was a reasonably entertaining short, but it had the feel of having been popped out just a little bit too fast. As usual, Grace comes up with fascinating concepts for her Sector Guard series - it is always interesting to see what new id...

3 Stars

Songs of Love and Death - All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

This was a good collection of shorts. Inevitably there were the ones that didn't quite make it, the ones that fell like a stone in water, and the ones that fulfilled and then some. There were some stories that worked well with the tragic en...

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  • Authors: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Marjorie M. Liu, Carrie Vaughn, Jacqueline Carey
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Supernatural, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

Secrets Volume 29

 Usually, in an anthology, there's that one or two outliers that don't quite work. Those stories that you write off as being the price you pay for being able to get your beloved authors' work. Not so in this anthology.  Not only d...

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon

This book puts Sarah Addison Allen firmly on my list of must-buy, favorite authors. Allen is a master of magic realism, weaving all too believable human angst and drama into a setting where a man had a sweet sense, the wallpaper of a young...

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Enchanted

 As usual, Grace's story is a fun romp through an interesting world. Myka's story is told with just the right amount of humour and spice, with the details of the new world which she must adapt to cleverly woven in.  It seems like...

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The Bards of Bone Plain

 Richly poetic prose that is at once familiar and epic -- McKillip's latest offering is a study in ballad-drenched imagery. McKillip, as usual, has a fine hand with bringing a culture, an alien world to life whilst weaving in elements...

4 Stars

Chubby is the Night

A sassy, fun read, I breezed through this, incapable of putting it down. I did feel a bit misled by the title and the synopsis, however. Max may be plus-sized, but  in my opinion the story didn't exactly touch upon her problems suffici...

4 Stars

Changing Tides

Initially, I thought the concept of supernatural creatures who didn't fit in with their heritage would be an interesting idea, but I personally found this story hard to settle into. Neadra's fear of water was not truly believable in its ext...

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Aphrodite's Tattoo

The premise of this story was interesting, although the execution was somewhat spotty. For one thing, I found it hard to believe Aphrodite's interest in Edmund, although in retrospect that was the easiest to overlook. Aphrodite is known for...

3 Stars

666 Angel Lane

Intriguing, engaging, and often laugh-out-loud funny, I think that Green has a winner in this book. Kate is hell-on-wheels, pardon the expression, as a narrator. She's hysterically funny and bitchy in all the right ways. Green has her finge...

4 Stars

Angel At Dawn - Novel of the Upyr Series

I have to preface this by stating that Emma Holly is one of my favorite authors and usually I'm drawn right into her worlds and her characters. Oddly enough, this time it wasn't the case.  The characters were still magnetic, fully fles...

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Touch of the Goddess - Part 1 in the Goddess's saga.

Hammarblad has some interesting ideas in this offering and the dialogue is often entertaining and funny. I can see how it would be easy to get sucked into the world and characters she creates.  However, I had a lot of trouble really si...

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Martha Stewart's Menus for Entertaining

The entertaining season seems to be upon us. In fact, as Thanksgiving is over, one can say that at least one of the hurdles has been either bypassed or carried off successfully. Regardless, as occasions for good cheer and lots of people to...

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Seer of Sevenwaters - Sevenwaters #2

In this latest offering, Marillier  sweeps us back to the, at this point, rather epic narrative of the people of Inis Eala, their joys, their sorrows, and what they must face as the ages turn and change is near overwhelming.  As u...

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The Magickers Chronicles : Volume Two - The Dragon Guard / The Gate of Bones

Rife with potential, this story was in reality a bit of a slog to get through. I found the characters incapable of holding my attention and at turns baffled and bemused as to what exactly was going on.  Granted, I came to this book on...

3 Stars

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