Monthly Archives:: November 2011

Early Review: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall

Early Review: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall

November 29, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

*This title will be released on December 6, 2011* Title: Night Reigns Author: Dianne Duvall Series: Immortal Guardians #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal Romance Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Zebra; Original edition (December 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 1420118625 ISBN-13: 978-1420118629 Sexual Content: Two graphic sex scenes Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Dianne Duvall portrays a world of temptation, loyalty, and heartbreak. . .a world where danger and desire walk hand in hand. . . Ami isn’t much for trusting strangers. She has… Read more »

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Early Review: Killing Rites by M. L. N. Hanover

Early Review: Killing Rites by M. L. N. Hanover

November 28, 2011 Review 4 ★★★★

Dealing with unknown powers and conflicting agendas is the bread and butter of the Urban Fantasy genre, and Jayné Heller is a master among masters. Heir to dual a legacy of magic and fantastic wealth, I have enjoyed watching Jayné with all of the changes in her life, both magical and mundane. Almost all of her financial and worldly needs can be met through a simple phone call to the “ask no questions, anything you need” attorney that Jayné inherited along with her uncle’s money, but when it comes to the demons and dangers she’s faced with, Jayné turns to a blend of magical mentors and her own instincts.

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Early Review: Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden

Early Review: Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden

November 27, 2011 Review 5

ANGEL OF DARKNESS brought to mind all of my favorite parts of the movie Constantine: gritty noir, blurred lines between good and evil, and a melding of religious mythology with magic that is just right. Eden’s world beats the movie hands down, however, as Nicole is a compelling heroine to compliment the dark and damaged hero.

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Early Review: Surrender by Lee Nichols

Early Review: Surrender by Lee Nichols

November 26, 2011 Uncategorized 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on December 6, 2011* Title: Surrender Author: Lee Nichols Series: Haunting Emma #3 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Netgalley Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 14 and up Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (December 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 1599904233 ISBN-13: 978-1599904238 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description After a devastating battle at headquarters in New York, the ghostkeeping world is in shambles. When Emma and Bennett return home, they are determined to defeat the… Read more »

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Early Review: Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu

Early Review: Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu

November 25, 2011 Review 0

The Dirk & Steele series has a long and varied history with me, and may deserve the title of “First Paranormal Romance I Ever Read”. I picked up WITHIN THE FLAMES expecting the same generally pleasurable experience that had kept me coming back for more (but not hurrying to gulp down the whole backlog). I was pleasantly surprised to find not only a nice romance, solid paranormal plot, and a familiar guy stepping into the role of Prince Charming, but also a memorable heroine who stands head and shoulders above her series predecessors.

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DNF: We tried to read them so you don’t have to

DNF: We tried to read them so you don’t have to

November 25, 2011 DNF 14

We do our best to only accept books for review that we think we will enjoy, but it is impossible to safeguard 100% against bad reads.  These are the books we Did Not Finish We do not give up on books lightly.  In fact we hate not finishing a book, even a bad book, but there are times when for one reason or another, we just can’t bring ourselves to reach the end.  In our latest poll you guys said you wanted to hear about which books made it onto our dreaded DNF pile, so here you have the first… Read more »

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Early Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

November 22, 2011 Uncategorized 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on November 29, 2011* Title: Kiss of Frost Author: Jennifer Estep Series: Mythos Academy #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 13 and up Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Kensington (November 29, 2011) ISBN-10: 0758266944 ISBN-13: 978-0758266941 Sexual Content: Kissing.  Lots of references to sex. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver… Read more »

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Early Review: Beyond the Darkness by Jaime Rush

Early Review: Beyond the Darkness by Jaime Rush

November 21, 2011 Review 0

In BEYOND THE DARKNESS, Rush gives a fresh twist on familiar romance tropes. Her characters deal with danger and an alien threat on the run, all the while dodging gracefully around the “drop everything to sleep with your soul-mate” plot device. Rush’s story is at its finest when deftly quipping and prat-falling through what could have been overwrought romantic or suspenseful scenes in the hands of a less original author.

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