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Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Bared to You

by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #1
Published by Berkley on June 12th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
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From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness." "" He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily Gideon "knew." He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each others most private wounds and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart "

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Review: ‘The Gates’ by Rachael Wade

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Review: ‘The Gates’ by Rachael Wade

The Gates

by Rachael Wade
Series: Resistance #2
Published by Rabbit Hole Press on March 1st 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 245
Format: eArc
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Getting There is Half the Battle.
Armed with more unsettling knowledge about Gavin Devereaux and her circle of friends, Camille Hart is faced with new adversities and lethal propositions when she returns to the Amaranth exile to carry out Gavin's risky crusade.
Realizing her journey through the bayou was only the beginning of her struggle to stay with Gavin, she finds that leaving her Louisiana home is the least of her worries. New evils await her on the other side, and as she and her friends press on with their mission, they are confronted with the reality that everything doesn't always go according to plan.
As secrets unfold and alliances are formed and broken, only the strongest will survive and the power of love will be tested when a war between witches, humans, and vampires erupts into an all-out power struggle and all is on the verge of being lost.

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Review: ‘Demonically Tempted’ by Stacey Kennedy

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Review: ‘Demonically Tempted’ by Stacey Kennedy

Demonically Tempted

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite #2
Published by Self-Published on April 13th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 169
Format: eArc
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Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.
But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking, and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A dark ghost is terrifying the spirits of Memphis, and she must force the entity to cross over.
Tess doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her ghost-lover, Kipp McGowen, but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away?

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Review: ‘Unleashed’ by Sara Humphreys

Review: ‘Unleashed’ by Sara Humphreys

Unleashed

by Sara Humphreys
Series: The Amoveo Legend #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 322
Format: eBook
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What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...
Get swept away into Sara Humphreys's glorious world and breathtaking love story...

Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Published by Scholastic Press on September 14th 2008
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 374
Format: eBook
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Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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Review: ‘Supernaturally Kissed’ by Stacey Kennedy

Review: ‘Supernaturally Kissed’ by Stacey Kennedy

Supernaturally Kissed

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite #1
Published by Ellora's Cave on January 5th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
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Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.
Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.

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Review: ‘Ink’ by Holly Hood

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Review: ‘Ink’ by Holly Hood

Ink

by Holly Hood
Published by Lulu on August 19th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
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She doesn't know why bad feels so good...
What seems like out of nowhere, Hope Zigler’s life has transformed: the normal Georgia life of an aspiring singer and student is now turned upside down when she moves away with her dad to Cherry California, and California is truly bizarre. Her heart tells her she can adjust, while her head begs for her old life back. Suddenly she's a misfit in a town of rich snobs and cruel teens. After almost being killed at a rock concert, she's dying to find out more about the guy who saved her...is he trouble? Is Hope in over her head?
Slade Andrews, the tattooed bad boy and lead singer of the Evil Kings of Ink, is haunted by his past. When Hope moves to town, Slade is strangely drawn to her and determined to prove he is not the guy the town paints him to be.
In a town full of lies, one secret could change everything.
Not suitable for eighteen and under.

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Review: ‘The Jaguar Legacy’ by Maureen Fisher

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Review: ‘The Jaguar Legacy’ by Maureen Fisher

The Jaguar Legacy

by Maureen Fisher
Published by Lachesis Publishing on February 1, 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
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THE JAGUAR LEGACY, Lachesis Publishing 2007 ANCIENT DANGER STALKS THE JUNGLE ON VELVET PAWS! What if Charley had lived before? What if she had created a legacy of betrayal that spanned several millennia? What if passion could heal her soul and love could release her from bondage? THE JAGUAR LEGACY is a vividly told story of romance and suspense, healing and redemption. Despite baffling panic attacks that devastated her career, journalist Charley Underhill barges in on a Mexican archaeological dig, bent on sniffing out a juicy expos that will restore her reputation and earn enough money for her mother's life-saving treatment. Haunted by past betrayals, Dr. Alistair Kincaid isn't about to let a smart-mouthed reporter leak word of his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city, to the press. A battle of wills and wits ensues. Strands from a past life intertwine with the present, drawing the couple into a vortex of chilling evil. Torn between redeeming her soul and betraying the man she loves, Charley faces impossible choices.

Review: ‘Lover Reborn’ by J.R. Ward

Review: ‘Lover Reborn’ by J.R. Ward

Lover Reborn

by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #10
Published by NAL on March 27th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover
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Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.
When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?

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ARC Review: ‘Bloodright’ by Karin Tabke

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ARC Review: ‘Bloodright’ by Karin Tabke

Bloodright

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #2
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated on April 3rd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
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The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all...
After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge.
Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...

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