While not veering far from the historical romance formula, ONE BITE PER NIGHT still manages to delight the reader with it’s fun heroine, brooding hero, and matchmaking side characters. This is paranormal romance at its finest, with the romance taking center stage, and the paranormal just being one aspect of the story. One may worry that with the combination of historical and paranormal romance, that Ann would do neither well, but instead, she excels at both, with a wonderful story and world I can’t wait to revisit.
See all the DNF posts 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 (DNF). 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. We’ll be posting them when we collect a few DNF reads once or twice a year depending. Copied by S.M. Anderson… Read more »
A big welcome to Brooklyn Ann who is here to telling us why vampires make good aristocrats and celebrating the release of One Bite Per Night, Scandals With Bite #2 (published on August 5, 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca). Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats by Brooklyn Ann Vampires were perfectly suited for the British Aristocracy, which was a major reason why I put them in Regency ballrooms in my Scandals with Bite series. Here are the reasons why that works out so well: They’re night owls. Most of the balls and operas and festivities in the regency went from dusk till dawn. A vampire’s nocturnal… Read more »
Perhaps the best of the series thus far, THE RIPPER AFFAIR is the confluence of a dark mystery, an exploration of London’s altered and haunting landscape, and the emotional growing pains of Bannon’s little family. A fantastic book for any one of these elements, combining all three makes for a relentless, mesmerizing read.
Kick ass heroines, movie-poster-perfect covers, and a glimpse of the next Karen Marie Moning book, what more could we ask for on a Wednesday afternoon? If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Infinity Bell (House Immortal #2) by Devon Monk Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Roc Source: Deadline Dames Covers in Series “The artist is Eric Williams, and I think he did a fabulous job giving us a kick ass, stitched up, take-no-prisoners cover.” – Devon Monk Kate Says I like the combo of colors on book one… Read more »
Whereas ICONS was a fast-paced, rush of a novel, IDOLS is a slow burn, with bits and pieces offered to the reader throughout, until the big reveal at the end. While not a bad thing, my expectation was for a higher level of action, and I was mildly disappointed at the resulting slowness.
When the days of the Salem witch trials have passed, and you happen to be one of a handful of spell casters who survived, what’s an honest witch to do to eek out a livelihood in Boston? Become a freelance private investigator, otherwise known as a “theiftaker” of course! And when a case comes up that no normal person can solve, much less touch, then a spellcaster is clearly what you need. This is the world of A PLUNDER OF SOULS and there is a lot to like about it.
If you’re looking for a quick dip into the werewolf pool, SILVER WOLF CLAN would fit the bill nicely, I think. And I do mean quick – at just under 120 pages, it’s the perfect size for a rainy afternoon stuck inside with a little Alpha action.
Second books are always a little bit of a gamble, and if it’s a second books in a trilogy double that. So I started DANGEROUS CALLING with a little trepidation but hopes for the best. I’m pleased to say that it more than met my expectations. In fact, it exceeded them.
The Prospero’s War series inhabits a world where magic permeates the landscape of chemistry and pharmacology. With hints of allegory to our own reality’s war on drugs, the fundamental difference is how those born with magical potential have an advantage when it comes to cooking, but no additional defenses against the powerful high such activity creates.