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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

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

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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Review: ‘Blood Bound’ by Rachel Vincent

Review: ‘Blood Bound’ by Rachel Vincent

Blood Bound

by Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #1
Published by Mira on September 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 463
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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five-stars

Bound by blood, condemned by fate
As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules.
Rule number one? Trust no one.
But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe.And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam.
A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game.

No matter what the cost.

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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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five-stars

"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: ‘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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two-half-stars

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: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Blood Law

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #1
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2011
Pages: 323
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…
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.

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

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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
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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three-half-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. 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
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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four-stars

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?
32,000 words

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