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Admiral - An Evagardian Novel, #1

“Admiral” by Sean Danker starts with a mystery that gets more and more intricate as the four beings who awaken together explore their surroundings. The mystery unfolds as they experience it, which gets progressively more frustrating and sus...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sean Danker
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Debut Title, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: ROC

Once Broken Faith - An October Daye Novel, #10

“Once Broken Faith” by Seanan McGuire is an exciting fantasy tale that keeps one on the edge of the seat while marveling at the complexities that seem perfectly logical within the framework of the book. I love the twist on certain staples,...

5 Stars
  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Magic For Nothing - InCryptid, #6

“Magic for Nothing” by Seanan McGuire is an urban fantasy that will stop and make you think about things you’ve seen that are on the edge of uncanny…and wonder. I enjoy the stories in this series and it was fun getting a closer look at Anti...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Blood Vow - Black Dagger Legacy, #2

“Blood Vow” by J.R. Ward effortlessly immerses the reader in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and reminds us of the violence and tenuous accord existing between humans and vampires. The wondrous connection between Rhage and his mat...

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  • Author: J.R. Ward
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Challenging Spot the Difference - Over 60 Timed Puzzles to Test Your Skills

“Challenging Spot the Difference: Over 60 Timed Puzzles to Test your Skills” was illustrated by Giulia Lombardo, Marc Parchow, Andea Ebert, and Nicolae Negura. This puzzle book consists of pages that have an increasing number of differences...

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Unquiet Land - An Elemental Blessings Novel, #4

“Unquiet Land” by Sharon Shinn artfully returns the reader to the mystical world that is peopled by beings who sometimes have remarkable connections to nature that gives them powers and blessings. It’s been a while since I have read other s...

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The Danger of Desire - The Sinful Suitors, #3

“The Danger of Desire” by Sabrina Jeffries presents a delightful twist on the idea of a woman searching for a way to safeguard her family. I was impressed at Delia’s resourcefulness and determination while enjoying the repartee between her...

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Forged in Desire - The Protectors, #1

“Forged in Desire” by Brenda Jackson provides a frightening look at the possible cost for doing one’s civic duty even as it follows a delicious romance that evolves in the face of danger. The slow buildup of a relationship that is formed wh...

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  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Explosive Forces - A K-9 Rescue Novel, #5

“Explosive Forces” by D.D. Ayres is part of the ‘K-9 Rescue’ series. I love stories like this, that start with a single exciting event and then gradually reveal elements that enhance the characters while dropping clues for an unfolding myst...

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Zen Dreams - Pads of Color

“Zen Dreams: Pads of Color” is a pad of nicely thick sheets published by Barron’s that can be colored. Many of the drawings have an Asian flavor, with several depicting Buddha or some variation thereof. There is an intriguing variation of t...

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Hoot & Honk Just Can't Sleep

“Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep” by Leslie Helakoski is a wonderfully whimsical hardcover children’s book that depicts the issues that result from two bird eggs inadvertently switching places after a storm. The vivid drawings are accompanied...

4 Stars

Big Little Hippo

“Big Little Hippo” by Valeri Gorbachev is a beautifully illustrated hardcover children’s book that follows Little Hippo, the youngest hippo in his family, as he works through his dislike for being smaller than everyone he knows. Comparing h...

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Blood Lust - The Sentinels, #3

“Blood Lust” by Alexandra Ivy gives a view of the complicated relationship between Bas and Myst. As events unfold, one gets a better appreciation for the way love changes one’s priorities, which enhances appreciation of two strong character...

4 Stars
  • Author: Alexandra Ivy
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Silk Stalkings - A Material Witness Mystery, #3

“Silk Stalkings” by Diane Vallere is a fun romp through a small town beset by beauty pageant fever with the complications that come from a murder in its midst. The quirky characters such as Poly, who has to bear the burden of being conceive...

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  • Author: Diane Vallere
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Looking Inside

“Looking Inside” by Beth Kery is a deliciously steamy story that reminds us of the importance of living each day to its fullest. It is remarkable to reconcile the self-effacing and careful woman with the hedonistic vixen who sets out to gra...

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  • Author: Beth Kery
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Mythic Creatures: And the Impossibly Real Animals Who Inspired Them - American Museum of Natural History

“Mythic Creatures: And the Impossibly Real Animals Who Inspired Them” is a book from the American Museum & Natural History that is adapted from a exhibition curated by Laurel Kendall & Mark A. Norell with Richard Ellis and the Exhibition De...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Dr. Mark A. Norell, Laurel Kendall, Richard Ellis
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Arts, Crafts & Supplies
  • Publisher: Sterling

After the Dark - Killer Instinct, #1

“After the Dark” by Cynthia Eden is an action-packed thrill-ride of a tale that starts with an exciting scene and keeps the tension going for the entire book. I love it when the heroine and hero are equally capable and their partnership is...

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  • Author: Cynthia Eden
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Night and Day - An Eve Duncan Novel, #21

For a brief period of time, I wondered if the Eve Duncan saga was getting a little stale. I wasn’t unhappy that Eve had gotten closure and was going to settle into her happy ever after, but I was going to miss her and all of the intriguing...

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Grave - Queen of the Dead, #3

“Grave” by Michelle Sagara finishes the trilogy in an enthralling and unsettling saga. The eerie concept of afterlife is creatively depicted even as the difficult topics of grief and mourning are explored through different characters. There...

5 Stars
  • Author: Michelle Sagara
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

The Burning Page - The Invisible Library Novel, #3

“The Burning Page” by Genevieve Cogman is a wonderful whirlwind ride through alternate worlds and risky situations linked by a reverence for the printed word. I love the way elements of history and fictitious characters are tweaked and meld...

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The Invisible Library - The Invisible Library Novel, #1

What bibliophile could resist a story that features Librarians as intrepid explorers and protectors of unique printed works of fiction? I love that there is a special Language that is used for all kinds of remarkable functions and that ther...

4 Stars
  • Author: Genevieve Cogman
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Debut Title
  • Publisher: ROC

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

“Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” by Gabrielle Douglas is an autobiography that is inspirational in both secular and religious aspects. The unflinchingly honest look at the young gymnast’s life from her point of view provides tribu...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Publisher: Zondervan

The Masked City - The Invisible Library Novel, #2

“The Masked City” by Genevieve Cogman is another foray into a fantastical set of worlds that represent the ongoing struggle between order and chaos. I am fascinated by the visual representations of the extremes, as reflected in the Fae vs....

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Home at Last - Sanctuary Island, #5

“Home at Last” by Lily Everett provides a lovely visit to a small town and evokes the way everyone’s lives are interconnected. The importance of staying on the right side of the mavens of society is underscored by Marcus Beckett’s experienc...

4 Stars

Fire and Hail - Carlisle Cops Book 5

“Fire and Hail” by Andrew Grey features a delicious duo in a second-chance-at-love story that plays out against the backdrop of a sobering complication involving two delightful children. The immediate connection between Vincent and his niec...

4 Stars
  • Author: Andrew Grey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Dreams of Flowers - Mini Pads of Color

“Dreams of Flowers: Mini Pads of Color” from Barron’s is a wonderful way to have a coloring pad accessible without it taking up too much room (although we won’t mention the volume of coloring utensils that have to be hauled along, lol). Eac...

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The Bastard Billionaire - Billionaire Bad Boys, #3

“The Bastard Billionaire” by Jessica Lemmon, is one of those stories that you know is going to tug at your heart-strings, especially after the emotional scene at the end of the previous story. I love the sensitivity and determination displa...

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  • Author: Jessica Lemmon
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever

Sword and Star - Root Code, #3

“Sword and Star” by Sunny Moraine is an exciting tale set in a wonderfully imaginative universe. There are impressive powers and plenty of secondary conflicts with multiple relationships that are in flux or jeopardy. Unfortunately, this is...

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  • Author: Sunny Moraine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing

This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker

“This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker” by Terra Elan McVoy reminds me of the angst and drama that accompanies one’s journey through childhood. The giggly security of doing things with one’s best friend and the tragedy of trying to fit in i...

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The Billionaire Next Door - Billionaire Bad Boys, #2

“The Billionaire Next Door” by Jessica Lemmon is a fun and sexy story that follows Rachel Foster’s search for a decent job where she is truly appreciated and a romantic partner who is worthy of her love. One can’t help but sigh over the con...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jessica Lemmon
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever

Children of Earth and Sky

“Children of Earth and Sky” by Guy Gavriel Kay is one of those books I am really reluctant to pick up because I know it’s going to take some effort to work my way through it. The sheer cast of characters is always daunting to me, because I...

5 Stars

At Any Cost - A US Marshals Novel, #4

“At Any Cost” by Mandy Baxter is a nice twist on the secret identity premise. The sexy U.S. Marshal, Nick Brady, is a combination of obsession and determination, and his careful maneuvering to catch a criminal is impressive. The ethical dil...

4 Stars
  • Author: Mandy Baxter
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

Closer to the Chest - Valdemar: The Herald Spy, #3

“Closer to the Chest” by Mercedes Lackey provides a glimpse of Mags and Amily’s relationship and the way they have become integrated in their roles as Heralds with special duties. It is an interesting glimpse of the insidious effects of bul...

4 Stars

F*ck Club: Riley

“F*ck Club: Riley” by Shiloh Walker is filled with the author’s trademark tortured souls, and is an entertaining exploration of the twists and turns life can take when evil intersects with it. I love the way both the heat and the danger gra...

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Sweetest Taboo - A Dirtiest Novel, #3 / Stark

“Sweetest Taboo” by J. Kenner is a dark and sensual story. Due to the fact that it is the culmination of a series, there is a lot of history that has led up to this point, but most of it is implied or spelled out enough that one is not comp...

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  • Author: J. Kenner
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Bantam

As I Am - All Saints, #3

“As I Am” by A.M. Arthur is a beautiful exploration of the challenge of overcoming one’s past while finding a way to live a satisfactory life. I ached for each of the main characters even as I cheered for their small triumphs and was dismay...

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  • Author: A. M. Arthur
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Call to Honor - A SEAL Brotherhood Novel, #1

“Call to Honor” by Tawny Weber is an exciting introduction to an elite group of Navy SEALs, as tension and heat ramp up with every page. The gradually unfolding mystery is contrasted with the attraction that builds despite all of the reason...

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  • Author: Tawny Weber
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Max & Charlie

"Max & Charlie" is a children’s book written by Zack Lieberman and illustrated by Louis Neubert. It follows the adventures of a young boy named Charlie, whose dog Max leads him into several amazing situations. Getting profound advice from t...

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Text Me, Maybe

“Text Me Maybe” by Jolyse Barnett is a cute, lighthearted take on the Cyrano de Bergerac premise of one person providing the words to impress someone else, while attracted to the person being deceived. I enjoyed the slightly jaded look at t...

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Duke of Pleasure - Maiden Lane, #11

“The Duke of Pleasure” by Elizabeth Hoyt is a delightful addition to a fascinating series, although the Lords of Chaos organization seems to be like a Hydra…every time it seems they are being destroyed, they come back stronger than ever. I...

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Block and Strike

“Block and Strike” by Kelly Jensen features a couple of very different guys who prove that opposites do indeed attract. The traumatic beginning of their relationship underscores their differences but it is wonderful to see the efforts that...

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The Applicant - Busted Labs Book 1

“The Applicant” by Aidee Ladnier is an all-too-short story that seems designed to pique one’s interest in a new series. I enjoyed the glimpse of science that has implications both benign and malign but Forbes seems way too naïve about the d...

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  • Author: Aidee Ladnier
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Raising Passionate Readers - 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life

“Raising Passionate Readers: 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life” by Nancy Newman is an excellent analysis of techniques that should be utilized to encourage children to read. I like that there is a combination of scientific analyses...

5 Stars

Branded by Flames - The Dragon Soul Series, #1

“Branded by Flames” by Sean Michael showcases Jake, a sexy dragon shifter, as he strives to convince Shae, a human male, to become a permanent part of his world. The heat, both literally and figuratively, plus that delicious cover, made thi...

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  • Author: Sean Michael
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Carina Press

Moonshadow - Moonshadow Book 1

“Moonshadow” by Thea Harrison embodies the elements I find so fascinating about this genre, fantastical events with people who have extraordinary powers, engaged in a life that…almost…seems like it could be true, while finding that amazing...

5 Stars
  • Author: Thea Harrison
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Thea Harrison

Dragon Wizard

“Dragon Wizard” by S. Andrew Swann is a fun and wacky story with plenty of odd occurrences and tongue-in-cheek humor. The role reversal and gender swapping that results in Frank Blackthorne occupying his princess wife’s body and her residin...

4 Stars

Rebel - A Vicky Peterwald Novel, #3

“Vicky Peterwald: Rebel” by Mike Shepherd continues the saga of a woman who is learning so much about herself and those around her. I think it is my favorite of the series because I can finally see Vicky thinking for herself and doing thing...

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Deadly Silence - Blood Brothers, #1

“Deadly Silence” by Rebecca Zanetti is chock full of testosterone and adventure, and provides an action-packed roller-coaster ride with plenty of sizzling interludes. I love the way it starts off with the formation of the bonds that unite R...

4 Stars
  • Author: Rebecca Zanetti
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Forever

Absolute Trust - True Heroes, #3

“Absolute Trust” by Piper J. Drake is another story about the fascinating military service dogs and those who work with them. I loved reading about Haydn, who is adapting to a prosthetic leg, and learning about the way his hard-won skills c...

4 Stars
  • Author: Piper J. Drake
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Forever

Volley Balls - Balls to the Wall Book 1

The very spicy scenes in this contemporary m/m romance are balanced by the poignant descriptions of the difficulties faced by those whose sexual orientations are different from those around them. The importance of tolerance and the reminder...

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  • Author: Tara Lain
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Contemporary, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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