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Storm of Reckoning - Reckoners Trilogy, Book 2

Part of the problems I had with the first book was in the fact Garrie wasn't given enough details early enough. The threat that she faced, the Krevata, wasn't fully explained until Trevarr nearly died. Then he felt like Mr. Information, tho...

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Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between - Rhiannon's Law, #1

There's a lot to like about this novel.  The characters are all, without any reservation, unique and interesting people.  I had my doubts about a couple of them, the words 'too good to be true' flashed through my head, but all in...

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In for a Penny

Lerner's debut regency, In For a Penny was a surprising, delightful read. Between the careful development of the relationship between Penelope and Nev and the burgeoning social issues of the time, Lerner crafted a well thought out, entertai...

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Grace

Tuesday's Child--Grace is a novella length story that surprised me with just how well-rounded it was.  At just over 60 pages, I was prepared for a good story, but for it to feel rushed as I normally feel with short stories.  Carte...

4 Stars

Throne of the Crescent Moon - Crescent Moon Kingdoms

Sword and Sorcery with an Arabian Nights flare, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON was a book I would gobbled up and read endlessly as a teen. Instead of the usual medieval society setting we have a lush and evocative world of the Crescent Moon Ki...

4 Stars

Rivals and Retribution - A 13 to Life Novel, #5

All right guys this is it. This is the final book in Delany's 13 to Life series and holy werewolf babies does it punch it. There's no real 'downtime' for Jessie and our Rusakovas. If its not an emotional crazy, its a medical crazy and if it...

4 Stars
  • Author: Shannon Delany
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Flighty Fiancee

I read THE FLIGHTY FIANCEE during an airplane ride and at the time I was entertained, if kind of baffled. I could not, for the life of me, figure out why these two wanted to be together. No matter which viewpoint the story was from, both In...

3 Stars

Of Magic And Engineering

Part of the problem I had with OMaE was that it was all over the place. This is a short novella, just over 60 pages in length and Brittan tries to cram so many plots into it that I'm never sure if I'm going up or down. Roland comes back a d...

3 Stars

Ravished Before Sunrise - 1 Night Stand Series

This started out promisingly enough. I liked Ema and I thought it was kind of hilarious that Darian's daughter basically tells him to get over himself and get laid already. Things take a bit of a weird turn when during the role playing Ema...

3 Stars

Shifters

I want to say upfront that I read an ARC edition (maybe even a galley) and that means the finished product might be different. Shifters begins clumsily as Lilburn tries to get across that her characters are special-special kids, in a specia...

3 Stars
  • Author: Halli Dee Lilburn
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Publisher: Imajin Books

Shadow's Fall - The Shadow World Novels, #3

After the events of Book 2, SHADOWFLAME, I was...well reluctant would hardly cover how I felt. The direction Sylvan took David and Miranda's relationship left me feeling hollow. I want to stress I did not have a problem with WHO David slept...

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  • Author: Dianne Sylvan
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Lance of Earth and Sky - The Chaos Knight, Book Two

Welcome to Book 2 of the Chaos Knight series, where our intrepid hero Vidarian Rulorat gets to fix the problems that came with opening the gate between worlds. Right up front if you haven't read the first book, read it. Its enjoyable and ha...

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Life Guards in the Hamptons - A Willow Tate Novel, #4

Please note this is book 4 in the series, I didn't read book 3 FIREWORKS IN THE HAMPTONS, so I'm going into this a little behind the times. Once again we return to the world of Willow Tate, graphic novelist by choice and Visualizer against...

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  • Author: Celia Jerome
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Shadow's Master - Shadow, #3

The good news is that except for the character growth of Caim, if a reader happens upon SHADOW'S MASTER before the first two novels (SHADOW'S SON and SHADOW'S LURE) they won't be lost. More so than the first book into the second, Sprunk giv...

4 Stars

The King's Bastard - King Rolen's Kin, #1

In what should have been an epic fantasy, twins Byren and Lence find their world and beliefs at a crossroads. Lence is King Rolan the Implacable's Heir while Byren is his younger twin, content to be in his brother's shadow and watch him be...

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Destiny and Deception - A 13 to Life Novel, #4

I want to start this with a quote, which will only be a spoiler if you hadn't read the end of Book 3. "I expected victory...I never expected a single hard-won victory could still feel so much like defeat." (pg 280) That quote sums up this b...

4 Stars
  • Author: Shannon Delany
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Superlovin' - A Midnight Justice story

Superhero fiction is kind of a secret love of mine. There isn't that much out there, in original universes not tied up with DC or Marvel, and some of what is available is rather...mediocre, so I'm always cautiously excited when I see a new...

4 Stars

Broken Blade - A Fallen Blade Novel

BROKEN BLADE, the first in McCullough's new fantasy series "Fallen Blade", seemed to me the perfect answer to my assassin/thief/fantasy blues. I haven't really found anything to replace Brent Week's "Night Angel" trilogy yet, and this sound...

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Loved by a Werewolf - Big City Pack, Book Four / An Oh Canada Title

I've read quite a few of Chenery's books now, in a couple of different series and lengths. Her heroines tend to be a bit brash and her heroes tend to like tweaking their love interest's nose just to see them get riled up. Humor often plays...

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Touch - A Denazen Novel, #1

There are a lot of things to admire about TOUCH, the first book in Accardo's Denazen books. Our main character, Deznee Cross is a sassy, quick-witted girl who takes no gruff and gives (almost) as good as she gets. Dez is brassy and just thi...

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Day Shift

I had enjoyed Missy Jane's other Paranormal novel, THEY CALL ME DEATH, quite a lot so I went into DAY SHIFT with no small expectation to enjoy it just as well. Which was probably where I made my first mistake--enjoying one book does not nec...

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Recklessly Yours - Her Majesty's Secret Servants, #3

I've enjoyed the adventures of the Sutherland sisters as they secretly help out a young Queen Victoria--Laurel and Ivy not only had tense, urgent missions, but the way they worked with their respective husbands was a treat to read. Colin an...

3 Stars
  • Author: Allison Chase
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Signet

The Doomsday Vault - A Novel of the Clockwork Empire, #1

To be perfectly frank it took me a long time to get through this book. The concept had me highly motivated to read it as soon as it arrived in my hands, but the beginning slowly ate away at that excitement till I put it down after about fou...

3 Stars

Miss Bannerman and The Duke

There's no doubt in my mind that Miss Bannerman and the Duke was an enjoyable read. Having cut my teeth on regency romances as my introduction to the world of romances, I was excited to find that Musa Publishing was publishing the 'traditio...

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Reawakening Eden

I had previously read Andrews only in context with her comedic paranormal romance series "Karmic Consultants". I really, really enjoy those books. They're sexy and funny and paced almost perfectly for afternoon reading or sneaking between w...

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Isle of Night - The Watchers, #1

I was quite excited for this novel as the blurb had seemed to be something a bit darker and more intense than the standard paranormal YA read. Indeed when I was idly flipping through it the random passages what I came upon seemed to support...

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  • Author: Veronica Wolff
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Bound in Brass - All Steamed Up Series, Book Two

I hadn't read the first book in the series (Infernal Devices) which details how Wallace (Horace's brother) and Permilia (dear lord where do these names come from?) met and found happiness together. In some ways I think that was a handicap a...

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Hot as Hades

This was amusing, sexy and damn if Hades wasn't wickedly awesome. I like Rai's take on the whole Persephone/Hades romance--and the rather irreverent tone she took when dealing with the other gods. Persephone too was delightful--stubborn and...

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Remembrance - The Transcend Time Saga, #1

"Love Story" by Taylor Swift is one of my favorite songs/music videos. Actually I'm rather fond anything Swift puts out, so it wasn't hard for me to decide to want to check this book out. Since I'm also a sucker for reincarnated love storie...

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Bargains and Betrayals - A 13 to Life Novel, #3

13 TO LIFE has been one of my favorite YA paranormal romance series since the first book. It's one of the few series I could turn to and say 'Risks! Author took risks!' because Delany does take some risks. None of her characters are what yo...

4 Stars
  • Author: Shannon Delany
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Seducing the Myth

Let's review why I read this book: mythology, anthology and romance--yeah that about covers all my particular interests very well. I've read a couple of the authors present before--Kay Dee Royal for instance and I have a Louisa Bacio waitin...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Bronwyn Green, Lisa Fox, Justine Elyot, K. D. Grace, Louisa Bacio, Lucy Felthouse
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Independently Published

The Shadow Reader - Book, #1

This was to me a good example of wishing romance wasn't part of the plot. It's not that I disliked any of the guys or that I had a problem with their interactions with the main character (McKenzie), it was more I didn't feel I needed to hav...

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  • Author: Sandy Williams
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Spectyr - A Book of the Order

Welcome back to the world of the Order. Sorcha and Merrick are in a holding pattern while Sorcha requests dissolution of her marriage to Koyla (her original partner) and Merrick...kind of just waits until Sorcha gets done with her business....

4 Stars
  • Author: Philippa Ballantine
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

Iron Seduction - Chinese Steampunk!

Let me briefly recap for you what I thought this story would have--Chinese steampunk. Now let me explain what it does have--erotic romance, Chinese history and vague mentions of steampunk like elements. I suppose really this is the 'romanti...

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A Librarian's Desire - The Beginning's Trilogy, #1

Taking into account the length of this story, this was a satisfying enough read. The author relied a bit too heavily on telling us about her characters, such as telling us that Erica is a prim, proper and uptight librarian or that Daniel wa...

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Shadowflame - A Novel of the Shadow World, #2

In the normal course of things I would have given this book a 4.5 because I was excited for this book (very excited) and what excerpts I've read were promising indeed. QUEEN OF SHADOWS was different and Miranda was the sort of heroine I enj...

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  • Author: Dianne Sylvan
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ACE

Storm's Heart - A Novel of the Elder Races, #2

I mentioned in my review of the first book, DRAGON BOUND, that I appreciated the fact that Harrison didn't take clich‚s and run with them. While I'm not as in love with this cover as I was the first (or the third, SERPENT'S KISS), I did tho...

4 Stars

Wings of a Butterfly - 1 Night Stand Series

In a twist instead of going BACK in time our intrepid heroine Elizabeth, getting over a spectacularly bad marriage and affair, goes forward in time to recuperate for a few months. While there she meets Damien, a man her cousin Sophie warns...

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Night Mares in the Hamptons - A Willow Tate Novel

I unfortunately didn't enjoy this venture with Willow as much as I did the first volume. What had been cute and quirky quickly became annoying and repetitive this time around. As intriguing as I find Willow's ability as a Visualizer, I woul...

3 Stars

Sword of Fire and Sea - The Chaos Knight, #1

I am, have always been, a big fan of fantasy. By far my favorite genre, it's also the only genre I am willing to take on the risk of reading a new author with a concept that sounds a little shaky without giving it too much thought. It's how...

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Leif's Surrender

There is something kind of humorous about a werewolf reluctantly accepting his mate. More often than not the lengths they go to avoid such a fate is part of why it's so funny I guess. In Leif's Surrender , which is part of her larger 'Roxie...

4 Stars

Better After Midnight - Steaming Quickies

When they say Quickie, they mean Quickie. Though to be fair they were delightful little treats as well. Of the three I definitely liked 'Sizzle' the best, mostly because I thought it was rather humorous the by play between the Tate and Dext...

4 Stars

That Magic Moment - A Halloween Story

This was definitely a magic moment love story.  Celeste and Dane meet by happenstance in the ER and from their love blossoms quickly.  There's a sideline about a 'black witch' who put some sort of spell on Dane (we're not told wha...

3 Stars

Shadow's Lure - Shadow, #2

I can say without hesitation that I enjoyed this book more so than the first. Maybe this is because Sprunk took more time to detail the world or because my two favorite characters (Josey and Kit) proved themselves more than Caim's match in...

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The Revelation - Wickford High, #1

Let me say this up front, Wickford High's premise was intriguing. It's another boarding school paranormal young adult book, but Vicky was slightly more...dark then other characters and not because she was tricked into it, but because it's h...

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Dragon's Heart

This was an interesting story for what it was--about 33pages. It lacked however a cohesiveness to its narrative. Markus drew us from Point A to Point B and onwards with very little fleshing out. Much of what we do learn about the world or L...

3 Stars

Dragon Bound - A Novel of the Elder Races, #1

I am, without a doubt, a very easy sell when it comes to Dragon Shifter Romances. I am not easily swayed by the pretty. I've been let down in the past and that makes me a little wary, not enough to forgo the genre, but enough so that I don'...

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Dark Mirror

As a teenager I often read M.J. Putney's (or Mary Jo Putney) historical romances. She was one of my favorites because she had female characters I felt I could relate to. Their situations and reactions felt real to me. When I saw she had a y...

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Vampire's Pet

The last quarter of the book kind of threw me. On the one hand I understood why the author made the decision she did, it more firmly entrenched the two into a deeper relationship that was inescapable now. But it felt like such an easy out t...

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Trolls in the Hamptons - A Willow Tate Novel

TROLLS IN THE HAMPTONS was an oddball choice for me to read. Its contemporary fantasy (not quite urban as it deals with mainly 'high end' fantasy creatures like fairies, trolls and elves), but the blurb just didn't pull me in. It kind of pe...

4 Stars

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