Posts Tagged: vampires

Review: Runaway Vampire (Argeneau #23), by Lynsay Sands

Review: Runaway Vampire (Argeneau #23), by Lynsay Sands

June 23, 2016 Review 1 ★★★★

Some of the best stories start with a bang, and RUNAWAY VAMPIRE starts with our main character getting run over by an RV, whilst naked, whilst running away from his captives who still have his twin brother. BANG! I thought the last few books in the Argenau series lacked action, but I was pleasantly surprised with this book, adoring the characters and storyline as well.

Dante Notte and his twin Tomasso have been featured in quite a few of the books before, acting as bodyguards, teaching new vampires how to feed, and punching a few bad guys in the face. I was pleased that their stories happened separately though, since it gives more room for the individual romances to develop.

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Review: Night Sins, by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Night Sins, by Lisa Renee Jones

June 21, 2016 Review 0 ★★

There is a delicate balance that short stories need to strike, where readers need to know the characters enough to be invested in them, and need a decent conclusion to either the action or the romance (or both!) in order to work. That’s a lot to cram into a small format, and NIGHT SINS only manages to make you care about the characters. There were so many loose ends that I was frankly surprised by the last page turn.

I found Kayla a bit difficult to get to know, but by the end I liked her. As a Watcher, a concept which is kinda explained in the prologue, she is charged with protecting Las Vegas from the things that go bump in the night.

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5bat! Review: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop

5bat! Review: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop

March 18, 2016 Review 0 ★★★★★

MARKED IN FLESH was not exactly what I expected, but it was everything I didn’t know I wanted. I cannot recommend this series enough, and I cannot over-emphasize how wonderful all the books are. This is definitely one where it is worth it to start at the beginning. As book four in The Others series, MARKED IN FLESH rewards readers of the series with storylines and little vignettes here and there that may not mean as much if you haven’t read earlier books.

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Release Day Review:  Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

Release Day Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

March 8, 2016 Review 1 ★★★★

FIRE TOUCHED is another brilliantly magical book in the Mercy Thompson series. Typically I’d start to complain by the 9th book in a series that all of this has happened before and (mostly likely) will all happen again. With this series there really is little if no repetition of plot points that I can remember happening. Some new danger is always around the corner for Mercy to battle.

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Release Day Review:  The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1) by Alys Arden

Release Day Review: The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls #1) by Alys Arden

November 17, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

THE CASQUETTE GIRLS is a fascinating and haunting paranormal YA novel. The plot starts off a tad slow though once it gets started it really moves. It’s a tale that takes some of New Orleans’ more famous ghost and vampire stories and gives them an even more sinister bent. I loved the setting as its a city so entrenched in mystery and has its own very colorful history.

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Release Day Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Release Day Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

November 13, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★★

I’m sorry if I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I want to start this review off by once again complimenting the amazing artwork of Doris Mantair. And along with the fantastic cover art Ilona Andrews also commissioned another four pieces of art that are scattered throughout SWEEP IN PEACE. I really wish that more books did that. It’s easier to do now that so many people read ebooks, and it brings the story to life a little bit more. Though Ilona Andrews really doesn’t need any help bringing the story to life.

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