DAMN HIM TO HELL, the second book in the Saturn’s Daughter series, is a fun, different urban fantasy in that there aren’t any vampires or werewolves, and some of the weirdness is explained by chemicals, not any kind of magic. We still have the standard heroine with special powers kicking ass and taking names, but the setting and other aspects provide enough of a twist that it isn’t too cliche.
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CAGED WARRIOR, the first full novel in the Dragon Kings series, is a very rough and raw romance, not meant for those that want clean lines and saccharine sweet happily ever afters. Full of passion and action, CAGED WARRIOR is one of those books that once you start, you can’t put it down- as evidenced by the fact that I stayed up until 1:00 am one morning reading it. While not perfect, the hot main characters and quickly flowing plot more than make up for the few holes in the world building.
NEPTUNE’S TEARS was a delightful start to the Timedance series. With a multi-faceted main character, and a sweet romance, I was engaged through all of its twists and turns and I almost felt like it ended too quickly. In a landscape littered with dystopian futuristic stories, NEPTUNE’S TEARS stands out as a book telling a fantastical future story that feels a lot closer to reality than some.
Rarely does a book manage to sucker punch me on the very last sentence. By that point I’ve usually guessed the possible outcomes and it’s hard to surprise me. But AFTER DARK, a prequel novella to Kait Ballenger’s new series, Execution Underground, did just that. Leaving me speechless and wanting more, AFTER DARK packs action, romance and an underground society of vampire hunters into 200 amazing pages.
In honor of Father’s Day, we thought we’d do a little round up of urban fantasy and paranormal books that feature fathers. And while I don’t have any “World’s Best Dad” mugs to give away, I felt there were plenty of fathers in the urban fantasy genre who deserved some awards, both positive and negative!
THE RELUCTANT REAPER is exactly what one would expect from the illustration on the cover-goofy and a bit ridiculous. While it wasn’t perfect, I did enjoy this first installment in The Reluctant Reaper series, despite its flaws (and puns- so many puns). It was as advertised in the book description, quirky and wacky, and I liked learning about the hell Grant created with all of its oddities, such as how swearing pollutes the environment and strip malls are where you go to get your clothes ripped off of you.
Keri Arthur’s DARKNESS UNMASKED, the fifth book in the Dark Angels series, is a well written, thrilling book, likely to be enjoyed most by readers already familiar with the series. A little confusing to those just jumping in, it was still a fun read, with sleuthing, sexy moments and lots of spiders!
There is no other way to say it- I inhaled this book. OBSESSION hit all my romance novel buttons, with the uber-alpha male, feisty female counterpart and loads of moments so sexy that I blushed. OBSESSION was one of those books where my inner feminist feels like she should be objecting to something, but then she gets a bit distracted by all the action and romance. In the end Serena brings Hunter to his knees anyways, so what if he’s a little bossy on the way?
With its very original post-apocalyptic setting and a fascinating main character, I had hoped FIERY EDGE OF STEEL would be better than it turned out. Sadly, this second book in the Noon Onyx series fell flat with a very slow beginning and poor world building.
THE MAGIC OF I DO is a lively paranormal historical romance that felt light and airy, not unlike the breezes that transport the faeries between the real world and the faerie wold. I got caught up in the whirlwind, comforted by the fact that THE MAGIC OF I DO doesn’t break any romance novel molds, and I was able to enjoy the faeries, the relationship, and the cute funny moments as a result.