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Review: Leashing the Tempest by Jenn Bennett

Review: Leashing the Tempest by Jenn Bennett

For me, this short story was like gravy on top of two, already delicious books; not essential but oh so good. The familial chemistry between Bennett’s characters in this series is undeniable and somehow manages to shine through even in a short novella like Leashing the Tempest. Cady usually has much bigger fish to fry […]

— Posted December 16, 2012 by Carmel / 3 Comments
Review: Nightshade by Michelle Rowen

Review: Nightshade by Michelle Rowen

Nightshade injects its heroine into a plot as airtight as a syringe. The plot stays so airless because half the time, more like nearly all the time, our heroine has little clue as to who has her best interest in mind. There is Declan, her half-vampire, half-human savant who loses much of his saving force […]

— Posted December 15, 2012 by Joshua Burns / 2 Comments
Review: Blue Moon by J.A. Belfield

Review: Blue Moon by J.A. Belfield

Before I deal too in depth about Blue Moon‘s content, it is worthwhile to note two well-done elements regarding its form and frame. The E-book I had the pleasure of perusing displayed economical paragraphing (many were only one sentence) that furthered the illusion that what I was reading occurred in real time like a TV […]

— Posted December 8, 2012 by Joshua Burns / 4 Comments
Review: Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander

Cassie Alexander has really hit her stride with this second installment by adding werewolves into her unique para-medical world. The story is richly detailed, the plot is complex and Edie Spence is absolutely delightful. Moonshifted offers a fresh perspective on a popularized genre by combining nursing with dark humor and wackiness to create a winning […]

— Posted December 7, 2012 by Carmel / 7 Comments
Review: Blood Vow by Karin Tabke

Review: Blood Vow by Karin Tabke

The conclusion to Karin Tabke’s Blood Moon Rising trilogy is as pleasurable as it is provocative. Previously, I made the mistake of not realizing that this series is primarily erotica with paranormal elements but this time around my expectations were more realistic and, as I result, I thoroughly enjoyed Blood Vow. Falon spends a large […]

— Posted December 6, 2012 by Carmel / 2 Comments
Review: Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire

Review: Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire

The structure of this book follows the vamp-para-romance model to a T which means that overall it was rather predictable and unremarkable. I wasn’t wowed by this novel but I wasn’t disappointed either; it was what I expected it to be. Even I need my white knight / happily ever after fix every now and […]

— Posted December 2, 2012 by Carmel / 0 Comments
Review: Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner

Review: Bloodstone by Nancy Holzner

The primary plot of this book is brimming with mythological and monstrous (paranormal to be politically correct like some characters in the book) beings.   But based on the cover and the blurb you will probably have already heard about these genre staples.   Where this book shines and where its cover and market may […]

— Posted December 1, 2012 by Joshua Burns / 2 Comments