Posts Tagged: urban

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Review: The Alpha’s Mate (Fabian Garoux #3) by Eve Langlais

Review: The Alpha’s Mate (Fabian Garoux #3) by Eve Langlais

February 2, 2018 Review 0

You’ve just been thrown from a cliff into a river, your hands and feet are tied and you smashed your head on a rock. You’d be a bit snippy too, even with the nice (and nice-looking) fella who just dove in and saved you. Especially when you realise you don’t remember your name.

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Review: Realm FM by Tyrolin Puxty

Review: Realm FM by Tyrolin Puxty

January 26, 2018 Review 0

For a book with good writing and a distinct voice, REALM FM was a terrible disappointment. With a finale that rendered most of the characters useless, I was left wondering why a book that started out so fun soured so badly.

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Review: Dead On Arrival, by Matt Ritchell

Review: Dead On Arrival, by Matt Ritchell

January 24, 2018 Review 0

DEAD ON ARRIVAL sells itself as a zombie/medical thriller, but comes across as an almost-right-wing preachy cautionary tale about the dangers of technology. I thought the book was headed in FEED or THE AFFINITIES territory, but I was sorely disappointed in this near-future scifi novel.

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Release Day Review: The Texas Shifter’s Mate, by Karen Whiddon

Release Day Review: The Texas Shifter’s Mate, by Karen Whiddon

January 1, 2018 Review 2

With so much focus on the underwater characters, it’s disappointing that THE TEXAS SHIFTER’S MATE didn’t try to capitalize on the originality of its premise. This book should have had the word mermaid in the title. Zach and Shayla are torn between land and sea for most of the book, which makes their HEA that much more satisfying.

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Release Day Review: Bittersweet Christmas (The Order #3.5), by Nina Croft

Release Day Review: Bittersweet Christmas (The Order #3.5), by Nina Croft

November 27, 2017 Review 0

Novellas are the perfect medium for Christmas themed stories: perfect to read in one sitting under a blanket on a gray day. That said, I think I would have gladly read a full length novel about Ryan and Winter and their roller-coaster week before Christmas. BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS featured characters that got you invested quickly and kept you hooked until the end.

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Review: Sorcery for Beginners, by Matt Harry

Review: Sorcery for Beginners, by Matt Harry

October 19, 2017 Review 0

It’s rare to find a book aimed at children, with a distinct voice to the narrator, that is also enjoyable as an adult. SORCERY FOR BEGINNERS is a surprisingly mature story that deals with bullying, social injustice, betrayal and yes, sorcery.

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Review: Grigori (Brothers of Ash and Fire #1), Lauren Smith

Review: Grigori (Brothers of Ash and Fire #1), Lauren Smith

October 4, 2017 Review 0

GRIGORI is a modern fairy tale set in Russia, in deep dark libraries, high rise condos, and sprawling estates in the forests. It stars fun new mythology and just enough tropes to be fun.

Madelyn is a university professor on sabbatical, researching dragon mythology in Russia, when she stumbles on a secret and gets kidnapped by the very rich, very imposing Grigori.

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Review: The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

Review: The Beauty, Vol. 1 (The Beauty) by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley

September 8, 2017 Review 0

If you were one sexual encounter away from being permanently beautiful, would you do it? In Image Comics’ THE BEAUTY, physical perfection is a sexually transmitted disease and a lot of people have taken the plunge. Despite the constant low-level fever all the infected have, there’s no harm in it, is there?

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Review: Marriage Claws by  Paige Cuccaro

Review: Marriage Claws by Paige Cuccaro

August 14, 2017 Review 0

“If you marry me I’ll save your business” is a tried and true Harlequin Romance trope. I’ve seen it done with restaurants, bed and breakfasts and even an auction house. Usually, the big reveal is that they can be attracted to each other and still hold differences of opinion. This time, the reveal has a bit more fur and fang.

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