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Dawn Endeavor 1: Fallon's Flame

As par for the course in Marie Harte's Circ series -- this story was hot, fast-paced, exciting, and definitely kept me on my toes.  I enjoyed how the overall storyline is unfolding slowly with each successive story, Harte manages to co...

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

The Irish Duke

I truly enjoyed this story. Lady Lu and James were an entertaining, lovable pair -- I especially liked how although there's definitely some tension between them on Lu's part, it never devolves into the unrealistic, nasty sort of rude snipin...

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The Notebooks of Madame B : Desire - Book 2

Madame B's stories are tasteful, hot, and definitely compelling. I really enjoyed how each story was short enough to not only titillate, but to satisfy  -- all in a compact package. Quick enough to read through on the commute without s...

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The Notebooks of Madame B : Ecstasy - Book 3

This was the second book I read by Madame B. As before, she writes with a deft hand, being explicit without being crude, revealing characters, plot, and sexy juicy details without being tasteless. In a way, I thought that this set of storie...

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Magnolia Wednesdays

Magnolia Wednesdays is a winner -- brilliant with acerbic, biting wit and yet it's funny without ever descending into being nasty or tasteless. The relationships portrayed could have been lifted out of the lives of everyday people we know,...

4 Stars

Poison, Lies, and No-Win Choices

Although this is a really short read, it answers all of the questions that were left after reading Bride Ball -- unfortunately, it also means that it's not as good of a stand-alone read. Not that Lyons's usual tight prose and steamy hot plo...

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Hotel Butterfly

Wow. This story puts Violet Glaze squarely on my list of authors to watch for. I'm definitely waiting with bated breath for the next story, and hopefully it will be as amazing as this was.  I really enjoyed the setting. Glaze really br...

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Four Seasons Autumn 2009

I always find anthologies pretty hard to rate, and this one is no exception. I did enjoy most of the stories, although some much more than the others. A Hallowed Tale was a fun spin-off from the classic "A Christmas Carol" and I r...

3 Stars

Ravishing in Red - The first novel in a magnificent new quartet of historical romance

Ravishing in Red is a brilliant start to a whole new series and it definitely opens up with plenty of action, suspense, and drama. I loved Audrianna and Sebastian's story. From the very start, the fireworks between them were bright and clea...

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CodeSpell

A brilliant blend of magic, high fantasy, and epic science fiction -- McCullough's Ravirn books are only getting better and better with each new addition. The use of internet and computer concepts to explain and play with magic is definitel...

4 Stars

Rainscape - Rain Series Book 1

I enjoyed this foray into a strange new world with Jaye Roycraft. There was a good blend of romance, mystery, danger and suspense -- although I was definitely eager to see what would happen next between Rayn and Dina, I didn't want their ro...

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Heat of the Night

Holly does it again, bringing exquisite depth and nuance to a story decadent with lust and desire. In Hunting Midnight, I love how Holly portrays Ulric. The other facets of his personality are shown, no longer is he just the arrogant leader...

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Lessons in French

Heartbreaking, poetic, and desperately hopeful -- Lessons in French just might be Laura Kinsale's best yet. Charming, desperate, and the so very French Trevelyn and wry Callie whose heart is for her animals -- they yanked me into their worl...

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Madeline's Mates

As per Evangeline Anderson's usual style, this story was hot, hot, hot -- with a healthy dash of drama, suspense, and angsty relationship tension thrown in for good measure.  I definitely enjoyed this foray into the shapeshifter world,...

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An Ordinary Angel - Holiday (Christmas)

This was a sweet, suspenseful page-turner. I enjoyed how Kathy Otten managed to make it both touching and yet thrillingly suspenseful. Julianne and Terrel Lee's characters were very skillfully drawn and I loved how their personality and qui...

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Rose Red and Black Bear

I've always loved this fairytale, so I was very excited to see a re-telling of it done, especially as a spicy sort of story. However, I have some mixed feelings about the rendition. I liked how Williams re-told the story without losing the...

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Promise Me Tonight - A Weston Novel, book 1

Although this story was very well-drawn, with the mental struggles of the characters skillfully and lovingly rendered -- especially that of James and his abhorrence of being leg-shackled -- I really didn't enjoy this book much. In fact, I g...

3 Stars

For Your Arms Only

This story was a gem -- Caroline Linden enchants and captivates in this skillfully drawn tale. I loved the careful eye to detail, how Alec's family reacts to him, how Julia sees him, how the entire community deals with the man they thought...

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Changing The World - All - New Tales of Valdemar - Sixteen of today's hottest fantasy authors-including Tanya Huff, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Fiona Patton, and Judith Tarr-visit the world of Valdemar

This was a great anthology with many different takes on Valdemar from many good authors. To a certain extent, I think that the reader would enjoy this anthology more if they had read the one preceding this because there are many familiar fa...

4 Stars

Temptation

Leda Swann is one of my must-buy authors, but it seems that I just can't get into their latest stories. I don't know if it's a combination of failed suspension of belief, not quite attractive characters, or what. At any rate, the story at h...

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Into the Heart 3: Into the Wild

This story was a hot, fun, and thought-provoking romp. I definitely enjoyed the interaction between Lupe, Cristian, and Jeremy. Willows had her description of Lupe spot-on, and it was welcome levity in an otherwise fairly intense story. Alt...

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

Taming a Raven

Taming a Raven puts Kathleen Lash on my list of authors to be taken note of. I enjoyed the futuristic setting, the novel concept of "ravens", and the very amusing, very entertaining relationship between Reina and Gage. There were...

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Veriel's Tales II: Losing Regana - Book Two

I am undecided about this collection of stories. It is well-written, dynamic, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking -- but I can't decide if I like the final outcome or not and perhaps that is the true art in this collection. To a certain exte...

4 Stars

Slave to Passion

Slave to Passion was a very short and hot read. Coulter-Smith jumps right into the action and these 20 pages were certainly sizzling from the get-go.   However, I have to admit that this story left me a bit cold because of the slave tr...

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As Above, So Below

I enjoyed the premise of the story: the idea of the Lord's and the world that Mirabel was born into and all the existential, philosophical bits were massively entertaining. Although, I did often wish that Pita had gone into a little more de...

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Bound Odyssey

Michelle Polaris brought this world to life from the very first page and kept me spell-bound until the very last sentence. Her depiction of a post-apocalyptic is careful, gritty, and all too believable -- it definitely sets a compelling sta...

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The Right Men for the Job

This is a hot, steamy short that gives a good taste of just how good Saskia Walker can be. The entire story is tight, fast-paced, and yet definitely doesn't leave any loose ends hanging. From the moment Astrid walks into Deacon and Vico's l...

4 Stars

A Tapestry of Spells - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

I almost invariably enjoy Lynn Kurland's stories, and this one is no exception. Although, it should be noted that this book is not a sequel to Morgan and Miach's stories as much I wished this to be a continuation of Morgan and Miach's adven...

5 Stars

Scoundrel's Kiss

Deeply flawed and yet struggling for redemption, in their own ways, Gavriel and Ada's story is heartbreaking and breathtaking. Ada's addiction is described with careful detail, her lack of control and how far she's fallen give to us with no...

4 Stars

A Lady of Persuasion - Book 3

Tessa Dare's stories just get better and better. I've been following her since Goddess of the Hunt and I think Lady of Persuasion just might be her best work to date.  I don't usually like revenge stories -- I like my love stories with...

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The Man in the Black Leather Mask

This was a sizzling hot short by Evangeline Anderson that showcases her at her best. Jax's relationship with Ryan was a joy to read -- I really liked their banter, the flirting, and their gradual exploration of their love and sexuality. The...

4 Stars

Tempting the Darkness - Darkness Series, Book 5

Note: This book is not stand-alone and cannot really be read without reading the previous books. Much of the plot of this book hinges upon reading what happened previously.  Considering that this is the fifth book in the series, I thou...

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A Modern Day Witch Hunt

I found it very hard to get through this book -- Plot aside, the writing was overdone, wordy, and at times pretentious. The sentences were almost always awkwardly constructed so that it seemed like the book was overrun with run-on sentences...

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Unmasking Dorian

Very realistic and sweetly done.  Note: For those on the fence about them meeting online, I did have a brief moment of "omg it's cyber/phone sex", but it was less awkward and nervous giggle inducing than might be expected and...

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Unleashed

Sizzling hot shorts -- perfect for a quick pick-me-up or just something to read in line. This collection of shorts give a great tantalizing peek into what Saskia Walker has to offer and the many different kinds of situations and plots are s...

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Heart's Blood - Whistling Tor Series, Book 1

Heartbreaking and brilliant -- I loved Heart's Blood. Julliet Marillier is in rare form in Heart's Blood. The plot moves along at a quick clip, events unfolding gradually to reveal all facets of the story, but the story itself never seems r...

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Gwenhwyfar - The White Spirit (a Novel of King Arthur)

I should preface this review with the statement that I usually dislike Arthurian stories a great deal. After all, by this point it's been done ad nauseum, and all the various permutations of who is good versus bad seems to have been pretty...

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No Greater Pleasure - An Order of Solace Novel

Readers are to be warned, this story is highly reminiscent of Jane Eyre. The crotchety master, the insane wife who is not quite so carefully hidden in this version, and the fire all bring that very clearly to mind. That said, I did think th...

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Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking was a short and very sweet read. Just the sort of thing a woman needs when it's been a bad day and all she wants is some tender, vanilla loving. Mia was a total sweetheart and I really liked how the story progressed through...

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Animals

I can't say that I love this book -- but it was entertaining and would make for a decent companion on a long trip. The premise started out interesting and I was looking forward to some hot action with perhaps a bit of action and suspense th...

3 Stars

Scorcher

I couldn't see the "romance" in this short story, and to a certain extent couldn't identify with any of the characters.  The entire story is very short, and a good portion of that seemed to just be Pheobe and Brant having a l...

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To Catch a Bride - The third in the Devil Riders series, Rafe's story

This book is definitely going on my keeper shelf!  I've been waiting for Rafe's story for quite some time and Anne Gracie does not disappoint -- there's not only her characteristic deft touch with unwrapping people that are real and se...

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Three Wishes - Urban Grimms collection #2

I really enjoyed this take on fairy tales -- it was lots of fun mixed up with a healthy dose of fantasy-meets-reality. The great uncles/ godfathers were hysterically funny, especially as seen from the reader's point of view where it's clear...

4 Stars

Changing Focus - Book 3 in the Lusting Wild series.

This was a good read -- I enjoyed how Micah courted Liv and showed her how to be a wolf, and those sections where he was introducing her to werewolf society and rules were some of the best parts of the story. Mostly because it was very real...

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Spider-Touched - Book 2

Jory Strong does not disappoint with a strong new novel in this paranormal series. I really do enjoy seeing how she's rendering the age-old conflict between the angels, the demons, and everything else that goes bump in the night. To a certa...

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  • Author: Jory Strong
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Ice Land

Betsy Tobin does a great job in twisting together mythology, magic, and legend with the very real pathos of humanity and history. Her characters are not unbelievable although the setting is definitely not entirely of this world and magic is...

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Black Silk

Convoluted, demented, and an incredibly serpentine plotline --  Judith Ivory has created a breathtakingly engaging book. I picked this book up and just couldn't put it down. Submit is the perfect foil to Graham -- the most enchantingly...

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Quatrain

If you've never read any books by Sharon Shinn -- this is a great place to start. These four stories each touch on one of the beloved series and really work well at giving a taste of what the world is like, what difficulties the protagonist...

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Greetings from Somewhere Else

Greetings from Somewhere Else is vivid, enchanting, and a desperately funny read. Lainey Byrne is the heroine that you love to hate. Who doesn't know someone like that? Bossy, controlling, ever so sure she's doing what's best and most effic...

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Keeping Paige - The third Divinity Warriors book, set in the Divinity Universe.

Keeping Paige wasn't a bad read, but I felt that there was little to no real romancing in the story.  It seemed that Paige and Aidan just sort of rolled into bed together, and then Paige started wanting to run whilst Aidan was playing...

3 Stars

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