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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 93 books this year.

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Review: ‘Ink’ by Holly Hood

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Ink’ by Holly Hood

Ink

by Holly Hood
Series: Ink #1
Published by Lulu on August 19th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
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five-stars

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: ‘Flat-Out Sexy’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Flat-Out Sexy’ by Erin McCarthy

Flat-Out Sexy

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Fast Track #1
Published by Berkley on November 4th 2008
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 291
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man--just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.

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Review: ‘Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend’ by Linda Wisdom

Review: ‘Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend’ by Linda Wisdom

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

by Linda Wisdom
Series: Hex #5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 5, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 354
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer—that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and a sleazy boyfriend. A group of satanic Mayan priests has decided Courtney has a drop of divine blood in her—making her just the virgin sacrifice they need to release their God and rule the world.
To prevent this catastrophe, Maggie must team up with half fire demon Declan, the proprietor of Damnation Alley, an underground club and busy demon portal. Declan will be damned if he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some evil Mayans. So he decides to seduce the sexy witch in an effort to discover what the law enforcement agency knows about the Mayan’s plans, but then things get more than a little hot, and Declan finds himself seriously entangled with the sexiest woman he’s ever met…

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Review: ‘Amaranth’ by Rachael Wade

Review: ‘Amaranth’ by Rachael Wade

Amaranth

by Rachael Wade
Series: The Resistance Trilogy #1
Published by Rabbit Hole Press on September 30, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 245
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Knowledge Changes Everything…
Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.
Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.
Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them.

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Review – ‘Dreaming of the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

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Review – ‘Dreaming of the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Dreaming of the Wolf

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #8
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 363
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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five-stars

Book 3 in Terry Spear's Silver Town Wolf Series
A FIERCE HUNTER...Alicia Greiston is a no-nonsense bounty hunter determined to bring a ring of mobsters to justice. Her dogged pursuit of the crime family has forced her to avoid relationships- any man would only become a target for retribution. Luckily, Jake Silver is more than a man, and his instincts are telling him to stop at nothing to protect her.
AN ANIMAL PASSION...However, the mob isn't entirely human either, and soon Alicia must flee for her life. When Alicia and Jake's passion begins to spill over into their dreams, Jake learns he will have to do more than defend her- he'll have to show his mate the way of the wolf.
Silver Town Wolf Series: Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1) Wolf Fever (Book 2) Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3) Silence of the Wolf (Book 4)A Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Praise for Wolf Forever: "Riveting and entertaining...makes one want to devour the rest of Terry Spear's books."-Fresh Fiction "Sensual, passionate, and very well written...another winnter of a story."-The Long and Short of It "A must read...the chemistry is sizzling."-RomFan Reviews "Full of nail-biting suspense, sexy scenes, and plenty of hot alphas...Spear knows how to keep her readers riveted."-Love Passion Romance

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ARC Review: ‘Lord of the Abyss’ by Nalini Singh

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ARC Review: ‘Lord of the Abyss’ by Nalini Singh

Lord of the Abyss

by Nalini Singh
Series: Royal House of Shadows #4
Published by Harlequin Nocturne on November 22, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 281
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

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...and time is running out....
As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable black armor. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows--the daughter of his enemy.
Liliana is nothing like her father, the Blood Sorcerer who'd cursed Micah. She sees past Micah's armor to the prince inside. A prince whose sinful touch she craves. But first she has to brave his dark, dangerous lair and help him remember.
Because they only have till midnight to save Elden.

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Review: ‘Fragile Eternity’ by Melissa Marr

Review: ‘Fragile Eternity’ by Melissa Marr

Fragile Eternity

by Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely #3
Published by Bowen Press on April 21, 2009
Pages: 389
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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four-stars

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.
Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.
In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.

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Review: ‘Shadowfever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Review: ‘Shadowfever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever

by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #5
Published by Delacorte Press on January 18th 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 608
Format: AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.” — MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. — Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.
What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh -- a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.
In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?
From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

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Review: ‘Lord of the Wolfyn’ by Jessica Anderson

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Review: ‘Lord of the Wolfyn’ by Jessica Anderson

Lord of the Wolfyn

by Jessica Andersen
Series: Royal House of Shadows #3
Published by Harlequin Nocturne on October 18th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 282
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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three-stars

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...and time is running out....
For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of Little Red Riding Hood catapulted her into another realm - face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man....
Dayn cursed the Sorcerer that turned him wolfyn and damned him to a lonely fate. As a beast, he mated with women to gain strength. Strength he needed to rescue his royal parents. But as a man, he craved Reda's heated, sizzling touch. With little time left, Dayn had to either embrace his wolf to save his kingdom...or fight it to save his woman.

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