Posts By: Kate

Early 5bat! Review: The Cursed (League of the Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

Early 5bat! Review: The Cursed (League of the Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

May 4, 2013 Review 4

The blurb for THE CURSED was what drew me in- a supernatural private investigator in a dimensional fold in New York City with a romance storyline to boot? Yes please! But if there is one thing I’d like to get across with this review, it is that though THE CURSED definitely has those elements, it is more a book about Rio and Luke (not just Luke), and it is far better than the blurb makes it sound. Set in a richly created world, with likable main characters, and excellent pacing, THE CURSED is a perfect first installment in the League of the Black Swan series.

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Early 5 bat! Review: Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl

Early 5 bat! Review: Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl

April 30, 2013 Review 0

ICONS pulled me in nearly immediately, with the fascinating premise of a futuristic world in which humanity is ruled by a group of aliens with technology that can make hearts stop. There is so much to love about the book: the vivid characters, the enticing mystery, the excellent pacing and even the small details, all well done and enjoyable to read. Full of action, tension, humor and the occasional romantic moment, ICONS has something for everybody.

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Early Review: As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley

Early Review: As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley

April 26, 2013 Review 2

AS TWILIGHT FALLS is one of those romances that I felt a little guilty about liking so much. It was fun, but the more I think about it after the fact, the more I feel it wasn’t as great as I thought. However, while I was reading it, I couldn’t put it down, and the romance between Kadie and Rylan totally sucked me in.

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Review: Sinner’s Heart (The Hellraisers #3) by Zoe Archer

Review: Sinner’s Heart (The Hellraisers #3) by Zoe Archer

April 21, 2013 Review 2

SINNER’S HEART, the third installment in The Hellraisers series, has one of the most unique heroines I have ever read in a romance novel- a ghost. While this gave the book an original feel, it didn’t help the rather lackluster romance plot line. Readers who are familiar with The Hellraisers will most likely be satisfied with this book, because it offers a very clear and gratifying conclusion to the trilogy.

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Early Review: Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) by Amanda Carlson

Early Review: Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) by Amanda Carlson

April 18, 2013 Review 4

HOT BLOODED follows the newest – and only – female werewolf in the world on her quest for her mate, who was kidnapped by an evil goddess at the end of the first book in the Jessica McClain series, FULL BLOODED. This is a good sequel with enough development to advance the series plot line, and a self contained story that has a satisfying ending for the reader.

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Review: The Witch Collector Part I by Loretta Nyhan

Review: The Witch Collector Part I by Loretta Nyhan

April 7, 2013 Review 0

THE WITCH COLLECTOR PART I starts out strong and pulls you right in with the mystery. Why are Breeda’s parents running away from their home and why are they going to Chicago? Who or what took them from the apartment after they got there? And why the heck would they name their child Breeda?

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Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White

Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White

April 5, 2013 Review 0

PROPHECY GIRL is a breath of fresh air in the currently crowded paranormal young adult field. While it was by no means perfect, it was a light, fun read, and managed to keep me up way past my bedtime. Set in an interesting, original world, it has familiar vampires and werewolves, but new additions, like the magic wielding channelers and their partner watchers. There’s also tons of action, political intrigue, and two enjoyable lead characters, Amelie and Jackson, to hold a reader’s attention.

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Early Review: Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann

Early Review: Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann

April 1, 2013 Review 0

BITE ME, YOUR GRACE had everything I like in a romance novel. A headstrong young woman? Check. Strong and sensual love interest? Double check. A ridiculous plot line full of twists and turns preventing them from getting together? You know it! But while this book had all the standard components, it was still remained fresh and new.

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Review: Wolf With Benefits (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston

Review: Wolf With Benefits (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston

March 28, 2013 Review 2

When I started WOLF WITH BENEFITS, based on the title and the cover, I was excepting cheesy paranormal romance. And, to be fair, though WOLF WITH BENEFITS is a bit cheesy, it’s also clever, fun, and a really enjoyable read, with some great characters and laugh out loud moments.

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