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Review: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

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: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

Bundle of Trouble

by Diana Orgain
Published by Berkley on August 4th 2009
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 296
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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four-stars

First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby- and bringing down a killer.
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.


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Review: ‘Touch Me’ by Callie Croix

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

Review: ‘Touch Me’ by Callie Croix

Touch Me

by Callie Croix
Published by Carina Press on January 2nd 2012
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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three-half-stars

Arriving home on leave from his tour of duty, Army Captain Alex Montoya knows there's a beautiful woman waiting for him-his best friend's sister. She's always been off limits...until now. He fully intends to move them out of being "just friends" and encourage her to release the sexual needs he senses she's buried deep.
Tianna McIntyre is starting over after her marriage ended. Her ex-husband weakened her self-esteem and caused her to deny her true sexual desires. But being around Alex brings all her dormant fantasies to the surface, and now Tianna feels the stirrings of her secret, submissive wishes.
Determined to help repair the damage Tianna's ex did to her self-worth, Alex will use whatever means necessary to convince her they're meant for each other, including tying her down to make sure he has her full attention while he takes her to the heights of pleasure she's always dreamed of...


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Review: ‘Spirits Rising’ by Krista D. Ball

Review: ‘Spirits Rising’ by Krista D. Ball

Spirits Rising

by Krista D. Ball
Series: Spirit Caller #1
Published by Amazon Digital Services on January 3, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 80
Format: eBook
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three-stars

Rachel Mills has one wish in life: for the spirit world to shut up and leave her alone. She thought her move to a remote fishing village in Northern Newfoundland would help.
Population: Twenty. What could go wrong?
Instead of peace, however, she relocates to a land of superstitution, the air alive with the presence of others.
When a local teenager accidentally summons the spirits of the area, including those from a thousand-year-old Viking settlement, all supernatural breaks loose. As the spirits stalk her and each other, Rachel finds herself in over her head. With the help of Mrs. Saunders, her 93-year-old neighbour, Rachel has to put aside her own prejudices long enough to send the spirits back to rest, or risk being caught in the midst of a spirit war.


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Review: ‘Touch of Surrender’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Touch of Surrender’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Touch of Surrender

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #5
Published by HQN Books on April 27th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

With his auburn hair and lean build, Kierland Scott looks more man than lycan. But his wolf instincts are aroused by the gray-eyed Morgan Cantrell. Not because of her beauty, but because of her long-ago betrayal, a fateful choice that made their love impossible.
Now, however, the two Watchmen must team up, leaving the placid Lake Country for the forests of Scandinavia. To rescue Kierland's brother, they must track a vampire—and use their combined shape-shifting sensitivities in a battle that will take them beyond death. As the two learn to seek together, they begin to understand the history that has driven them apart. But they will have to overcome death itself, if their shared passion is to have a chance.


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Review: ‘Ties to the Blood Moon’ by Robin P. Waldrop

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Review: ‘Ties to the Blood Moon’ by Robin P. Waldrop

Ties to the Blood Moon

by Robin P. Waldrop, Claudia McKinney
Series: Blood Moon #1
Published by Createspace on January 31st 2012
Pages: 325
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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three-stars

Myths. Legends. fairytales. For most people they are stories, but for one girl they are her history. Genevieve finds herself in a world she never knew existed. And she's not sure if she wants to be a part of it.


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Review: ‘Angel of Darkness’ by Cynthia Eden

Review: ‘Angel of Darkness’ by Cynthia Eden

Angel of Darkness

by Cynthia Eden
Series: The Fallen #1
Published by Brava on November 29th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 305
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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four-stars

As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.
Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six months later, he finally manages to track Nicole to a bar in Mexico. He’s stunned to discover that the woman he remembers has undergone a dramatic change—she’s become a vampire. And when he realizes that she’s the target of all manner of enemies—other vampires, demons, even shifters—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if all hell breaks loose…


Review: ’50 Ways to Hex Your Lover’ by Linda Wisdom

Review: ’50 Ways to Hex Your Lover’ by Linda Wisdom

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover

by Linda Wisdom
Series: Hex #1
Published by Sourcebooks Inc on March 1st 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 364
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Jazz can't decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him.
Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can't stay out of trouble.
Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer.
The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again-for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz's help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Irma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz's sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)!


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Review: ‘Fallen In Love’ by Lauren Kate

Review: ‘Fallen In Love’ by Lauren Kate

Fallen in Love

by Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #3.5
Published by Delacorte Press on January 24th 2012
Pages: 201
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story.
And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first and last time, Daniel and Luce will spend a night together like none other. Lauren Kate's Fallen in Love is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.
True love never says goodbye . . .


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Review – ‘Yesterday’s Daughter’ by Sallie Lundy-Frommer

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Review – ‘Yesterday’s Daughter’ by Sallie Lundy-Frommer

Yesterday's Daughter

by Sallie Lundy-Frommer
Published by Createspace on January 24, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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four-stars

Yesterday’s Daughter is an emotionally laden vampire romance novel woven with layers of betrayal, love and loss. Grace Stone, who later learns her true identity is Sapphira, is a loner who survives abuse in the foster care system after being abandoned as a child.
A brilliant student, she escapes from her brutal foster parents as a teenager and creates a life for herself. But, her life is little more than existence; plagued with questions about what she really is, a family that she has never known and the never-ending need to keep her differences hidden. She is alone and lonely, believing it will always remain so until Malachi appears in her life.
Malachi, a Guardian of the vampire communities, has searched for his life mate, Sapphira, for decades. He refuses to cease searching for Sapphira even though she is believed dead by all. Conflict arises over the decades between Malachi and his family because of his refusals to accept another mate. But his very soul drives him on to continue his search, knowing that he could not exist if Sapphira were not in the world, somewhere.


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Review: ‘Bitten & Smitten’ by Michelle Rowen

Review: ‘Bitten & Smitten’ by Michelle Rowen

Bitten & Smitten

by Michelle Rowen
Series: Immortality Bites #1
Published by Warner Forever on January 1, 2006
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 369
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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five-stars

Dear Mom,
I might be a wee bit late for Cousin Missy’s wedding. It’s been a tough week. Turns out, my blind date from hell was literally from hell. Guy bit me. Next thing I know, I’m being chased all over the city by vampire hunters. And did I mention that I got fired, too?
Bright side-I met a man. Thierry de Bennicoeur. How great is that name? Anyway, he’s sexy, six-hundred years old, and a tad suicidal, but no one’s perfect, right? And we have a deal-he’s gonna show me the ropes of the vampire world, and I’m supposed to help him end his existence. Or maybe I’ll just try to convince him life is worth living – no small challenge with the mostly immortal, let me tell you. I’ll admit it’s a complicated relationship. But with any luck, I just might have a date for that wedding after all…
Hugs and Kisses,
Sarah


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