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Review – ‘Geek Girl’ by Cindy C. Bennett

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Review – ‘Geek Girl’ by Cindy C. Bennett

Geek Girl

by Cindy C. Bennett
Published by Cedar Fort on July 26th 2010
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 318
Format: Paperback
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"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even -ugh!- bowling. To truly belong with him -and with her new foster family- she must first come to terms with her violent past.

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Review – ‘Almost to Die For’ by Tate Hallaway

Review – ‘Almost to Die For’ by Tate Hallaway

Almost to Die For

by Tate Hallaway
Series: Vampire Princess of St. Paul #1
Published by NAL on August 3rd, 2010
Pages: 241
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker learns that her so-called deadbeat dad is actually a vampire king. And he wants Ana to assume her rightful position at his side, in spite of the fact that she has witch's blood running through her veins - from her mother's side.
Too bad witches and vampires are mortal enemies. And now Ana's parents are at each other's throats over her future. It's up to Ana to make a choice, but deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school.

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Review – ‘Twisted’ by Gena Showalter

Review – ‘Twisted’ by Gena Showalter

Twisted

by Gena Showalter
Series: Intertwined #3
Published by Harlequin on August 30th 2011
Pages: 564
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over; changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.
Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker - just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.
Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

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Review – ‘Lord of Rage’ by Jill Monroe

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Review – ‘Lord of Rage’ by Jill Monroe

Lord of Rage

by Jill Monroe
Series: Royal House of Shadows #2
Published by Harlequin on September 20th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 282
Format: eArc
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Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs. Now they must return and save Elden…and time is running out…
Princess Breena had been dreaming of her warrior lover when she was ripped from her Elden castle and thrown into a strange, dangerous realm. Lost and alone, she prayed for survival and vengeance for her stolen kingdom. She found both in a woodland cottage…in a dark bear of a man.
The goldenhaired beauty had eaten his food and slept in his bed when Osborn found her. Though he wanted to awaken his virgin princess to carnal pleasures, Breena wanted more—including his warrior skills. Skills the oncelegendary mercenary had long buried. Now Osborn had a choice—risk his life or deny his princess her fairytale ending.

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Review – ‘Sapphire’ by Jeffe Kennedy

Review – ‘Sapphire’ by Jeffe Kennedy

Sapphire

by Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Facets of Passion #1
Published by Carina Press on October 1st 2011
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
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A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping. Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht.
Taylor writes off the adventure as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterward, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally.
Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her--and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?
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Review – ‘The Heart of a Killer’ by Jaci Burton

Review – ‘The Heart of a Killer’ by Jaci Burton

The Heart of a Killer

by Jaci Burton
Series: The Killer #1
Published by Mira Books on October 18th 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 407
Format: eArc
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No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it's murder.
Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.
The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault that Anna only survived thanks to him.
More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide, and fast: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants her dead?

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Review – ‘Where Demons Fear to Tread’ by Stephanie Chong

Review – ‘Where Demons Fear to Tread’ by Stephanie Chong

Where Demons Fear to Tread

by Stephanie Chong
Series: The Company of Angels #1
Published by Mira on August 23rd 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Fledging guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares to enter Devil's Paradise nightclub on a mission—to retrieve the wayward Hollywood "It Boy" she's assigned to protect. But she's ambushed by the club's owner, arch demon Julian Ascher. The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure-seeking humans. He won't release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard. Unless she accepts his dangerous wager…....
After the disastrous way his human life ended, Julian vowed that no woman would get the better of him again. Yet this sexy-sweet angel, smelling of fresh ocean air and happiness, triggers centuries-old feelings. Now, their high-stakes game of seduction, where angels fall from grace and where demons fear to tread, will lead them either to an eternity in hell… or a deliciously hot heaven.

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Review: ‘Shore Excursion’ by Marie Moore

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Review: ‘Shore Excursion’ by Marie Moore

Shore Excursion

by Marie Moore
Series: Sidney Marsh Mystery #1
Published by Camel Press on January 1, 2012
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 219
Format: Paperback
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Travel agents may be a vanishing breed, but Sidney Marsh, a New York transplant from Mississippi, is holding her ground--at least on land. She is the tour leader on a cruise through Scandinavia to Russia for a group of eccentric senior citizens who call themselves the High Steppers. Sidney expects her days to be filled with long meals, shopping expeditions and visits to museums, churches and fjords. But this cruise is anything but routine. There is a killer on board, targeting the High Steppers and quite possibly herself. After the first suspicious death, the captain and his crew are grimly determined to carry on as usual. Disgusted with their inaction, Sidney decides to take matters into her own hands and launch her own investigation. She enlists the halfhearted help of her friend and business partner, the flamboyant and fun-loving Jay Wilson. Suspects abound. What about those two handsome young men who stay mysteriously aloof? One of them has his eye on Sidney. So does another passenger, far too charming and again too young to fit the "High Stepper" mold. Then there's Captain Vargos, the arrogant ladies' man whose plans to thwart Sidney's investigation might include seduction. Who is that crew member shadowing Sidney? Is the theater really haunted? Even the High Steppers themselves are not as predictable or harmless as they seem. The closer Sydney gets to the truth, the less she understands. Shore Excursion is the first book in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Sidney Marsh.

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Review – ‘Touch of Seduction’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review – ‘Touch of Seduction’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Touch of Seduction

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #4
Published by HQN Books on April 1st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
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Sold into slavery as a child to a cruel taskmaster, tiger-shifter Aiden Shrader trusts no one. Not even his own kind. Yet as a member of the Watchmen—the organization of shape-shifters who keep watch over the ancient nonhuman races—Aiden is fiercely protective of the helpless. Never more so than when he's asked to guard a little girl with witches' blood—and her beautiful human aunt. A woman who arouses all of Aiden's primal urges…urges he must resist.
To small-town schoolteacher Olivia Harcourt, the massive tiger-shifter with the glowing amber eyes is as much a dark mystery as the enemy stalking her. Yet Aiden is her only hope of surviving. Until their intense passion unleashes her own inner tigress with a ferocity that will make the evil Casus rue the day they messed with her family…and will take Aiden by seductive surprise.

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Review – ‘Lord of the Vampires’ by Gena Showalter

Review – ‘Lord of the Vampires’ by Gena Showalter

Lord of the Vampires

by Gena Showalter
Series: Royal House of Shadows #1
Published by Harlequin on August 23rd 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 281
Format: eArc
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Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.
Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.
When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She's drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she's ever craved...

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