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Ghostland

Jory Strong has a deft and sure hand when it comes to combining the sensual with a strong fantasy backing. Unlike some others, the plot never plays a back fiddle to the sex, and her stories are the stronger for it. Even though it's the usua...

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The Stepsister Scheme - Princess Novels, #1

The stepsister scheme is an eye-opening romp through once-familiar fairy tales – the stepsister scheme had me hooked from the start.   Sleeping beauty an accomplished fighter, Snow White a sorceress of mirrors, and an abducted hu...

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With a Twist

Natalie wants to be a manager of a restaurant and moves to Manhattan in order to pursue this dream. However, she needs a stopgap job while she searches. Enter Quinn, a reporter that Natalie has always written off as an irritating egomaniac....

3 Stars

Gorgeous as Sin

I mostly enjoyed this story, the heroine had a mind of her own and knew how to use it, and the plot was gripping to begin with. There were some definite points where it seemed that Rosalind used language that belonged more in 2008 than back...

3 Stars

Tall, Dark and Deadly - Book 1

This book had an interesting premise, but I just couldn't get into the story. The incessant descriptions about how desirable Grace was often pulled me out of the plot and back into reality. Also, it just seemed that Justin behaved in a very...

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The Accidental Bestseller

This was a truly enjoyable book. Not only was the friendship between the women lovely to read about, I also enjoyed the insight into the eyes of an author's woes. Fascinating to read about what these four women wrote about and how who they...

4 Stars

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Vol. 2 - Reprint

I couldn't get into this story. Perhaps it was because I started reading from the second volume and there was back-story that was necessary to understand it better, but I found it a difficult read and barely managed to partially slog my way...

2 Stars

The Seduction of a Duke

The Seduction of a Duke was a lighthearted, fun read, and definitely enjoyable.   However, I felt that the conflicts were just a bit too manufactured. How odd that Fran would have been able to just forget about the person she claimed t...

3 Stars

Captive

I usually enjoy Leda Swann's books greatly, for they are adept at combining deft wit, courage, and eroticism. Unfortunately, I didn't like “Captive” as much as I did the previous stories. Although Leda Swann did a good job with...

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City of Jade - A Novel of Mithgar

City of Jade, a novel from the Mithgar Series, follows the adventures of Aravan and his lover Aylis (and a bunch of others) as they travel around meeting friends and thwarting enemies. Once they board the Eroean, his ship, they try to find...

3 Stars

Moving Targets - Mercedes Lackey (Editor) - Anthology of Stories set in the Valdemar universe

I enjoyed riding circuit with some of my favorite authors in this anthology, but sadly the overall impression seems to be lackluster and easily forgettable. There are some gems in the mix, but considering there were 14 stories in this antho...

3 Stars

Seduced By Your Spell - Book two in the Witches of Mayfair trilogy

For a story that promises quite so much in terms of premise and set-up, remarkably little ends up being said. There is much mooning over and praising of Madeline's beauty, virtues, personality, how she nurtured and cared for the coven, and...

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Seraph of Sorrow : A Jennifer Scales Novel

I truly enjoyed this book. The authors brought to life a vibrant new world with interesting twists on the fantasy genre, as I knew it. However, the book does not stand-alone well. Although the authors tried to bring in as much back story as...

4 Stars

Guardian's Redemption - Super Novel

I've been looking forward to this book since I read the stories of the Royal Four, but I have to admit that it was somewhat of a let down. It is still fast-paced and entertaining, characteristic of all of Marie Hart's stories but it seemed...

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The Crown

I couldn't get into this story, and perhaps it was because I didn't read the book before it. I wanted a lot more of Shadrael and Lea's life before they met each other. They were almost two-dimensional characters, Lea full of saccharine swee...

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Madame Bliss : The Erotic Adventures of a Lady

I truly did want to like this book. It was a fascinating and titillating premise, but it fell somewhat short because Mary, unfortunately, was so silly as to be a less than enchanting heroine. It’s not so much that she consciously and...

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Love with the Perfect Scoundrel - Widows Club Series - Book 3

It was lovely to finally see Grace Sheffey find her happiness, although it did take some doing. As an aside, now that I've read this book, I have a hankering to read the previous novels – Sophia Nash did a great job with world and cha...

4 Stars

Dogs and Goddesses - 3 Story - Anthology

I absolutely adored this book. Talk about the unlikely and magic in the mundane. Abby, Shar, and Daisy make for very unlikely goddesses in training and Kammani the most hysterical villain I've seen to date. Although I'm not the biggest fan...

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Submission

I enjoyed this story, but it was definitely odd. I enjoyed the story of the ghosts a good deal more than I enjoyed Ethan and Kiki's story. Perhaps it was how Kiki just seemed to fall into Ethan's bed, it's slightly hard to suspend disbelief...

3 Stars

The Black Ship - A Novel of Crosspointe

Thorn's story was mesmerizing from the outset. Even without the court intrigue, the workings of his head and the Pilot's guild was enough to make for an outstanding story. Add in the very interesting character of Plusby and the charmers who...

4 Stars

The Stranger She Married

Although I thought this would be a typical hate-turned-love story, I truly appreciate how Donna Hatch gave this old story an atypical spin. I enjoyed seeing Alicia's romance with her husband bloom and watching how Donna painted their emotio...

4 Stars

Guardian of the Storm

As usual, Kaitlyn O' Connor brings a new twist to an old story, in turn thought-provoking and dazzling. Tempest grabbed my attention from the start - it was extremely easy to fall into the story and identify with her. Kiran is an appealing...

4 Stars

Lord Deveraux's Lady - Regency romance

I could not understand how this story didn't end with Cassie slapping Dev a couple of times and leaving him to his insufferable arrogance. Dev never had a kind word for Cassie for most of the book and he even complained when Connor tried to...

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The Sins of Lord Easterbrook

I had been expecting Christian's story for what seemed like forever. It was a relief for Madeline to finally explain all about Christian, although somehow the true story seems anticlimatic after all the buildup from previous books. It is bo...

4 Stars

Kiss and Tell

I really wanted to enjoy this story. Usually I'll go for the girl/boy next-door books every time. Unfortunately, most of why I enjoy those sort of stories were not in evidence -- namely the long, slow, sweet courtship, the friendly camarade...

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Tapestry of the Past

I really enjoyed the premise of the story and how it played out, especially with how Kalesia decided to take her fate in her hands. I did think that it was slightly off-putting how fast the sexual tension built up between Kalesia and Gabrie...

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A View to a Kiss

I enjoyed this book a great deal. I loved Mariah, for her intelligence and her spirited nature. I also fell head over heels in love with Harry – he’s witty, clever, and a fine hand at acting. I did think that it would have been...

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Wild

I really enjoyed this story, although I felt that the premise was a bit too precious at times. I suppose that it’s true when a child is lost after ten years old, it’s possible that he’d still retain some idea of his langua...

4 Stars

It Happened One Night

It’s always slightly harder to rate anthologies. I thought that the Stephanie Laurens story was very forgettable – I didn’t much care for the “running rake” story and I didn’t recall much about the story...

3 Stars
  • Authors: Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Candice Hern
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The Decadent Duke

I wasn’t particularly enamored of this story. It felt like one mistake after another and the angst was almost stifling. I think this was because Georgina was having problems with her family and the altercations with John Russell. On t...

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Various Flavors of Coffee

As usual, Anthony Capella blends a spellbinding tale with the sensual enchantment of food. Although, in this story, coffee plays a large part in the plot, it somehow takes a backseat to the growth and change within Robert Wallis. Robert Wal...

4 Stars

Princess of the Sword - (Nine Kingdoms Series #3)

This was a definite page-turner. Lynn Kurland does not disappoint -- although I've only read her romances before this, she takes to high fantasy with breath-taking flair. Miach is a lovable, adorable, amazingly down-to-earth man and he's th...

5 Stars

Border Lass

Amanda Scott weaves a fine tale with a strong sense of history. The political intrigue only added to the romance and made Amalie that much more attractive a heroine. I loved Garth’s quiet strength and really felt that they were a good...

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Fortune and Fate - Book 5

I truly enjoyed this story, especially in light of how Sharon Shinn described Wen's emotions and reactions to what had happened to the man she was supposed to guard. Her guilt, shame, and regret were vividly presented and it was a new take...

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The Disciplinarian - From - Secrets, Volume 15 ---- Victorian

It’s really a pity this is a short – I would have loved to have this novel length, as I was very intrigued as to Jared’s self-imposed duties. It would have been great to have some more tidbits relating to his life before C...

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Patton's Way - Cattlemen's club 1

This book definitely falls into one of those "The sex was good, but I wouldn't ever date him again" categories, because the sex was definitely good, but the angst and depression resulting from the relationship was just too much to...

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Heir to Sevenwaters

The discovery of this book was a most welcome surprise, as I had not been anticipating a return to the world of Sevenwaters. This story follows in the beloved footsteps of the previous books, masterfully weaving together love, family, and h...

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The Bell at Sealey Head

When reading a story by Patrica McKillip, it's about the journey, not the ending. At certain times, this can get frustrating when all one wants is more than just a hint of the happily ever after. I would have liked to know how Ysabo fared w...

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Foundation - 1

This is an interesting glimpse into the beginning of the Herald's Collegium. This is definitely a pate-turner as Mags is an interesting and charismatic narrator. I did find how he managed to get information pumped into his head a rather che...

4 Stars

Rites of Mating - Book Two in the Kegin History!

My only quibble about this set of stories is that they're way too short. It would have been lovely to get a more in-depth look into how Susan and Jole's children have grown up as children of an Earth-born mother and a Keen Lord. As it is, I...

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Fates Magic

As usual, Brenna Lyons weaves an entrancing tale with interesting premises. The concepts of chaos, fate, and magic were extremely interesting -- as such, it's a pity that this idea was relegated to a short story and not explored to the exte...

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Wicked Intentions

Esmeralda from Lydia Joyce’s Wicked Intentions was breathtaking from the start. I was immediately sucked into her story and wondered at every turn what her intentions were and how the story was going to unfold. That said, I found her...

3 Stars
  • Author: Lydia Joyce
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Signet

My Wicked Enemy

My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel was an exciting read with an interesting premise. Although it seems to follow the age-old formula of the tangled skein of love and hate -- it takes an interesting twist when Carson finds some powers of her o...

4 Stars

The Pearl at the Gate

Anna Delvay presents us with a real treat. To see the love between Roake and Jenesta, although I found it strange that someone so worldly as Roake would have betrayed his emotions about the special room so clearly. I thought the use of that...

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A Pirate's Legacy

A Pirate's Legacy was an extremely engaging story, especially the deft handling of the "flash backs" to the pirate queen. That was an interesting premise that I haven't seen before. It was also clear that Amelia June did her resea...

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Blind Fortune

Fortuna's story is told with surprising grace -- her blindness is neither romanticized now downplayed, and Joanna Waugh does not attempt to save her from herself -- rendering the story both realistic and moving.   I did think that her...

4 Stars

Flyboy - A book in The Hussies series

Fly Boy starts out with an interesting premise -- past life dreams, goddesses, and enough action to make James Bond cry for mercy. However, I just couldn't get into it. It's uncertain as to whether it's because of Twyla's temper, the strang...

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Lady of the Roses - A Novel of the Wars of the Roses

Lady of the roses is was a lovely story, made even more so by the sense of tragedy pervading the story. Sandra Worth is a skillful writer whose research is apparent in all the minute details of the story. I was especially impressed that she...

4 Stars

His Captive Lady

As usual, Anne Gracie weaves a gripping tale of love, loss and trust. Despite the heartbreak that the story starts off with, she illustrates movingly the beginnings of love between Nell and Harry, both broken in their own way. Nell is a lov...

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The Rise and Fall of Keidon - Book 1

The Rise and Fall of Keidon is a fantasy novel. That being said, I still found it quite difficult to suspend belief and get into the story. Aside from the archaic notion of a maiden's purity, which was slightly off-setting as it was never q...

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