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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: * Romance: 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: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: 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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Out Of Her Dreams

This was an interesting story; I really enjoyed Kate and Jake's courtship and how their modern day story interwove with stories from their past. Kate was a likeable, spunky heroine -- it was fun to see how she dealt with having a ghostly su...

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Apocalypse Woman

I was utterly enchanted by this story. The premise, the characters, the characterization -- Tyree Kimber certainly has a flair for telling a mesmerizing tale. Selkines was a heroine after my own heart - it was heartening to see her take her...

4 Stars

Stolen Moments

I really enjoyed the unusual premise of this story. It was interesting to see how Tereza, Lukha, and Liam interacted with each other. It was slightly unfortunate that I never really found Lukha as compelling a character as either Marr or Li...

3 Stars
  • Author: Nica Berry
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC

Wizard For Hire

This story had an interesting premise and the characters were engaging. I especially liked how spunky Stephanie was and how she interacted with Torin. However, I felt like the story wasn't fully fleshed out -- especially with explaining how...

3 Stars

Lost

This was a short piece, both hot and sweet. I enjoyed how Varian Krylov had a good amount of plot buildup before the actual hot scenes – there was explanation enough so it didn't seem forced or “strange”. Cat was a lovely...

4 Stars

Tyler's Woman - Outlaw Lovers, Book Four

I enjoyed this book – especially Laurie and Tyler. They were full-fleshed characters, both brave and heroic in their own way. The plot was gripping, especially as I wasn't always certain who was friend or foe. I also appreciated...

3 Stars

Ava's Obsession

I regret to say that I cannot recommend this. I could not suspend belief enough to get into the story as it was simply unfathomable to me that someone could just fall desperately in lust with someone to the point where they would do anythin...

2 Stars

Rough Caress

As usual, Lisabet Sarai doesn't fail to please - the erotic bits are red-hot and the loving detail to character depiction mesmerizing. However, the short stories were previously published and not commissioned for this anthology and it shows...

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Jinx - Bigtime superhero series, Book 3

This was a laugh-out-loud book that had me frantically flipping through the pages to see what would happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed the unconventional Bella and the plot - it's refreshing to see an alternative to the power hungry, all-pow...

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My Lord Raven - Knights of the Royal Household

Catrin and Bran's story is almost breath taking in its pace, with intrigue and heroism galore. Catrin is admirable in her courage and love for her family, I found myself cheering her on even as I sometimes winced at the foolhardiness of her...

3 Stars

To Wed a Highlander - Book 2 from the Highlander Series about the McTiernay Brothers

I truly enjoyed To Wed a Highlander. It was a pleasure to see how Makenna and Colin learned how to love each other and trust each other to work for the betterment of the clan. Although they didn't marry of their own choice, it was moving to...

4 Stars

Icon

Icon was entertaining in of itself, in fact the delivery could be said to be comic. However, I was highly distracted by the amount of adverbs, adjectives, and the sheer overwhelming amount of over-writing there was. If one were to take this...

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The Last Bite

I enjoyed David and Cade's story. It was written with Evangeline Anderson's usual sensitivity and attention to detail. I loved how the story revolved around Cade truly becoming one of David's pack and the mental deliberations that David wen...

4 Stars

Drui Claiming - Book 4 in the Supernatural Bonds series.

Make no mistake, this was an intense scorcher of a story. I really enjoyed the relationship between Marika, Tallis, and Xanthus. I thought that Jory Strong brought in some interesting concepts to the usual mix of dragons and elves. However,...

4 Stars

City of Tears - Ontarian Chronicles, Book Three

This was an entertaining and novel read. Saebin and her story enchanted me; Cyndi Friberg definitely spun an interesting web with some unexpected twists. I do think that in some cases the plot becomes somewhat over-encumbered with additiona...

3 Stars

Angelic Desires

This is a red-hot scorcher of a teaser. With only twenty odd short pages and I'm hooooked. I can't wait for Appolion's full story to fall into my hands so I can devour it. Stephanie Hecht deftly paints a fascinating picture of Cadean and Ap...

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Red-hot and Royal

I really enjoyed this collection of stories about the princes and their pursuit of their princesses. Susanna created delightful characters that blazed to life within their individual stories. I do think that it might have been better if the...

4 Stars

Love's Magic

I really enjoyed this story of how Celestia healed and tamed Nicholas. It was easy to see how apt the title was for the book - it was lovely to see how Celestia used her talents to forge a relationship with Nicholas. I did think it odd that...

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Abduction

I really enjoyed Abduction by Varian Krylov. Not only is it remarkably executed but the psychological profiles of the characters are mesmerizing and their desires and needs sharply poignant. I have to admit to having more than a passing fan...

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The Fifth Gate - Paranormal Erotica

After reviewing The Threshold Lost, I was intrigued enough to pick up The Fifth Gate to see if some of my questions would be answered by the first book. Interestingly enough, although I did get some of my questions answered - there were man...

3 Stars

The Witch and the Wolf - Rating: Sensual/Spicy..

I really thought that it was interesting to see how Arabella would use her status as a spy and to see how she would interact with Christopher, an agent on an opposing side. Arabella and Christopher have a dashing courtship complete with all...

3 Stars

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