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Species Imperative

These stories are an amazing melding of biology, science fiction, action, and romance. The gradual build-up from a sometimes hilarious view of the antics of grad students and obsessed researchers, to the connection between research techniqu...

5 Stars

The Turning Season - A Shifting Circle Novel, #3

The challenges of living as a shapeshifter are fascinatingly depicted in this compelling fantasy story. There are both pulse-pounding conflicts and emotionally wrenching situations that are vividly portrayed, and the moral dilemmas that are...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sharon Shinn
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Beyond Limits - Tracers

There are some stories that grab you from the first page and don’t let go until the very last word...and then you’re sorry to see them end. Beyond Limits was one of those for me. The first thought I had, once I caught my breath, was that th...

5 Stars

Forged by Desire - London Steampunk, #4

This wonderfully textured and fascinating story combines steampunk and vampire precepts in a winning mixture. The evocation of historical England as it flourishes with the inventiveness of the burgeoning industrial age using steam, gears an...

5 Stars

A Single Kiss - Sweetest Kisses, #1

There are stories that just enfold you with a sense of romance and awe that there are such wonderful people in the world and this is one such tale. The three brothers are delightful to get to know and the sense of family and camaraderie tha...

5 Stars

Worth the Fall - The McKinney Brothers, #1

This impressive contemporary romance features an unlikely heroine who is just as strong in her own right as the hero is. Oddly enough, even though I tend to not like overly self-effacing women, Abby just resonates with me because she doesn’...

5 Stars
  • Author: Claudia Connor
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Loveswept

Whenever We Touch

This novella is one that is both touching and arousing in a winning combination. The sensitivity with which the author presents the issues that confronts those who care for the brave souls who put their lives on the line provides an emotion...

5 Stars

Time For Kids All Access - Your Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Coolest People, Places and Things!

I think that the most important characteristic of a good children’s book is that it stirs the imagination, and this particular book is an excellent example of such a tome. One cannot help but get enthusiastic about the variety of topics cov...

5 Stars

What I Know For Sure: Audio

I have never been a fan of audiobooks, but admittedly, I have only tried a handful. I was apprehensive about requesting to review this title yet I am a very big fan of the author, who has done so much to create positivity in the world, so I...

5 Stars

Nightfall - Vampire Queen Series Book 11

This incredibly intense and edgy story showcases the talents of two fantastic authors weaving the spell that each is adept at, in a story that combines the allure of the sexy cowboy that Desiree Holt excels at describing with the dark and s...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Joey W. Hill, Desiree Holt
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Storywitch Press

The Escape - A Survivors' Club Novel, #3

This beautiful historical romance continues to demonstrate this author’s ability to present individuals tortured by their experiences who find a way to claw their way to happiness. The intense and heartwrenching after-effects of war has a p...

5 Stars

How Strong Is an Ant?: And Other Questions about Bugs and Insects - Good Question!

“Good Question: How Strong is an Ant? and Other Questions About...Bugs and Insects” by Mary Kay Carson is an informative children’s book that explores the concept of bugs versus insects and their place in our world. There are remarkable fac...

5 Stars

Then Came You - An Animal Magnetism Novel, #5

This is one of those stories that makes you want to immediately find everything else the author has written because all of the characters are so engaging that you want to know the backstory on everyone you meet between the pages. I haven’t...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jill Shalvis
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Zen Doodling Mandalas

“Zen Doodling Mandalas” by Carolyn Scrace is a wonderful and inspirational book that encourages all of us who are prone to idly scribble loops and curves and lines when we are caught on hold or stuck waiting in a place where we are unable t...

5 Stars

Pia Saves the Day - A Novella of the Elder Races

This sensual and creative story does a wonderful job of giving a glimpse of a remarkable family as they go through their most significant challenge yet. There is an intense exploration of the dynamics of the relationship between Pia and Dra...

5 Stars

The Pandas and Their Chopsticks - and Other Animal Stories

“The Pandas and Their Chopsticks” is a delightful children’s book containing stories adapted from Asian folktales retold and illustrated by Demi. Each story has a moral that is aptly depicted by the bright colorful animals or other entities...

5 Stars

The Collector

The beauty of Ms. Roberts’ works stems from her ability to provide a wealth of information about her charismatic characters and their multitude of pursuits even as a compelling story unfolds. Despite the fact that I am less than enamored wi...

5 Stars
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Putnam

Moro's Price

This mesmerizing novella is a fantastic combination of science fiction and sensuality which explores the dark seduction of pain and pleasure. The remarkable combination of fantastical beings and imaginative worlds and situations are blended...

5 Stars
  • Author: MC Hana
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC

A Turn of Light - Night's Edge, #1

“A Turn of Light” by Julie Czerneda is a fabulous fantasy tale that is an unusual coming of age story that follows Jenn Nalynn as she approaches her pivotal nineteenth birthday. The very insulated population of the valley of Marrowdell has...

5 Stars

Sweet Revenge - Sin Brothers, #2

This action-packed thriller provides a sensational read that combines fantastical warriors, a poignant and intense bond formed between a group of intensely loyal brothers and an enigmatic woman who tries to achieve the unattainable, sway a...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Forever

Parker's Passion - Tryst Island Series, #6

This stirring novella combines both the sensual heat that readers have come to expect from this enjoyable series and the emotional depth that this author does such a great job of conveying. Particularly enjoyable for me was the alternate vi...

5 Stars

A Study in Ashes - Book Three in The Baskerville Affair

This intricately woven tale continues to enthrall with its depiction of a remarkable society where progress in mechanical and chemical sciences intersect with manipulations using magic and arcane elements. The delightful utilization of key...

5 Stars

Goodnight Songs - Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists

The lovely children’s book, “Goodnight Songs” by the late Margaret Wise Brown is a beautifully illustrated book of lullabies by the beloved author which is accompanied by a CD of the cute poems as songs. Each poem is charmingly imagined in...

5 Stars

Cowboy Heat - Western Romance for Women

“Cowboy Heat” is an anthology edited by the very busy Delilah Devlin which features short stories by 15 talented authors who have written sizzling stories featuring cowboys. There is a remarkable mixture of locations featured, including a p...

5 Stars
  • Author: Delilah Devlin
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Western
  • Publisher: Cleis Press

How Does the Ear Hear?: And Other Questions about The Five Senses - Good Question!

“How Does the Ear Hear? and Other Questions About The Five Senses” by Melissa Stewart is part of the ‘Good Question!’ series which provides children with an excellent description of the senses. The illustrations distill the complex process...

5 Stars

Flashes of Me - An Erotic Novella

This delicious tale combines very spicy and sensual scenes with a poignant tale of the importance of seeing beyond the superficial. On the surface, Katalina (Kat) is a naive exhibitionistic sensualist, starting a new job in a new state, but...

5 Stars
  • Author: Cynthia Sax
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Contemporary, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Avon Books

How Does a Seed Sprout?: And Other Questions About Plants - Good Question!

I think that this series does a fantastic job of presenting a great deal of information in a compact yet entertaining fashion. The combination of photographs and drawings enhances the facts being presented and the information is presented i...

5 Stars

How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?: And Other Questions about Butterflies - Good Question!

“How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?: And Other Questions About Butterflies” by Melissa Stewart is a children's book beautifully illustrated by Annie Patterson that is part of the ‘Good Question!’ series. The details about the life c...

5 Stars

Unrestrained

Wow. There are some stories that just weave a hypnotic spell which enthralls me so much that I rush to reach the end and then immediately want to read them again to focus on pivotal scenes. This is definitely one of those stories. This auth...

5 Stars
  • Author: Joey W. Hill
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Berkley

Back to You - A Coming Home Novel, #1

There are some stories that just touch the heart and make one suffer right along with the characters and root for them to get through the heartache and difficulties in their lives. Jessica Scott has created a cast of characters that are viv...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jessica Scott
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Forever

Knitting - Idiot's Guides

This wonderful teaching manual aids any novice who wants to try to learn the wonderful handicraft of knitting. It has a nice collection of photographs that detail the yarn and needle positioning and clear explanations that help one learn ho...

5 Stars
  • Author: Megan Goodacre
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies
  • Publisher: ALPHA

Sewing - Idiot's Guides

I am never crazy about things labelled for ‘idiots’ or ‘dummies’ as I do not equate lack of knowledge with a lack of brainpower but I realize that this is the trend. I think this is a great series to either introduce complete novices to a n...

5 Stars
  • Author: Cinnamon Miles
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies
  • Publisher: ALPHA

Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus

This delightful children’s book has lovely thick pages to accommodate the cute little doors with hidden illustrations. I loved the fact that animals were used for all of the characters and the beautiful drawings are vibrant and whimsical. L...

5 Stars

Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise

This slightly oversized and enchanting book is filled with beautiful artwork and a delightful story that shows how friends can have entirely different ideas of what should happen yet compromise and achieve lovely results. The garbled words...

5 Stars

Autumn Bones - Agent of Hel, #2

There are some stories that ensnare you in an exciting adventure from the opening scene and this is one of them. Despite unfamiliarity with the events from the first novel in the series, “Dark Currents”, I knew that I was going to want to r...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jacqueline Carey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

Dark Witch - Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

A mystical start to an enchanting series, this introduction to the O’Dwyer siblings and their cousin epitomizes the remarkable ability of this author to create a vivid and atmospheric tale. The inclusion of the animal talismans adds a nice...

5 Stars
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Hellfire - Theirs Not to Reason Why, #3

This exciting addition to a fantastic space opera series continues to provide a mesmerizing multi-layered read. It is exhausting to think of all of the constant consultations performed by the heroine to make sure that events are unfolding a...

5 Stars

TIME New Frontiers of Space - From Mars to the Edge of the Universe

This hefty book provides images and snippets of information that cannot help but fire one’s imagination. I admit that I have never wondered whether ‘black holes are hairy’ but that is evidently one of the things that the Titanic telescope i...

5 Stars

Heart of Obsidian - Psy/Changelings, #12

This mesmerizing paranormal series continues to evolve in this nicely built saga that explores life in a world populated by three major factions, humans, changelings and psychics--and the conflicts which arise as they jockey for power. I en...

5 Stars

Not Until You Part VIII: Not Until You Love

This was a searingly emotional culmination to a wonderfully well-written story that tortured the reader by doling out a segment at a time but was well worth the wait. The intense finale provides a cathartic resolution to several issues even...

5 Stars
  • Author: Roni Loren
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: BDSM, * Contemporary, Serial / Installments
  • Publisher: InterMix

Flash Gordon - The Fall of Ming: The Complete Flash Gordon Library 1941-44

This coffee-table book is a beautiful collection of the work of the man who produced the imaginative and beautifully drawn comic strips featuring Flash Gordon. It is impressive to see the creatures and inventions that were imagined during t...

5 Stars

Elvis and the Underdogs

This delightful children’s tale addresses an amazing number of serious issues in such a lighthearted manner that one doesn’t get bogged down in depression but rather celebrates the way this amazing family handles their obstacles. This is a...

5 Stars

Mike Holmes Kitchens and Bathrooms

This very practical bathroom and kitchen renovation guidebook is an excellent resource for the person who is considering any kind of renovation project. I like the fact that information is presented in an orderly and practical fashion in an...

5 Stars

Skirmish - The House War, #4

This epic fantasy story is a tapestry that combines countless threads which may start out seeming relatively insignificant but can suddenly change the character of the entire tale. I love the fact that there are facets to everything that ch...

5 Stars

Headed for Trouble - Troubleshooters

This book showcases the exquisite talent that Suzanne Brockmann has for creating intense and suspenseful tales that epitomize military romance. The resourceful and honed characters who are featured in these stories demonstrate courage not o...

5 Stars
  • Author: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Uncommon Pleasure

This spicy read will undoubtedly irk some readers who dislike the cruelty inherent in both heroes but the very starkness of their characters is what makes them so alluring to me. Each of them definitely makes very serious errors but their u...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anne Calhoun
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Three Little Pigs - Classic Fairy Tale Pop-Ups

“The Three Little Pigs” is part of the ‘Classic Fairy Tale Pop-Ups’ series and is retold by Miriam Latimer and features the wondrous pop-up creations of Sam Ita. The amazing constructions built into each pair of pages brings a traditional t...

5 Stars

Necessity's Child - Liaden Universe, #16

For me, a great science fiction tale draws the reader into a world that is completely believable populated by characters that I want to know more and more about and filled with fascinating inventions that our society doesn’t quite have but...

5 Stars

Too Small for My Big Bed - Sleep Tight in Your Own Bed Tonight!

This is a lovely oversized children’s book that combines vividly illustrated pictures with lessons on encouraging independence in one’s child. The gradual boost to Piper’s confidence combined with the firm yet gentle insistence that he occu...

5 Stars

Night Blade - Colbana Files

This exciting paranormal novel is filled with exciting action scenes, romantic entanglements and plenty of angst. This author excels in penning emotionally wrenching situations and Kit’s life has been a series of horrific experiences that h...

5 Stars

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