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Remind Me by Samantha ChasePleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley ColeUntouchable by Kresley ColeThe Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma DohertyThe Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley ColeThe Empire by Lisa Renee JonesKiss of a Demon King by Kresley ColeDark Desires After Dusk by Kresley ColeHardest Fall by Juliette CrossEntice Me by Kelly ElliottDark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley ColeHim by Sarina Bowen, Elle KennedyWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley ColeSunkissed Days by Samantha Chase
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ARC Review: ‘The Gift’ by Elise Marion

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.

ARC Review: ‘The Gift’ by Elise Marion

The Gift

by Elise Marion
Published by Bottom Drawer Publications on February 13, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

All film star Avery O’Dea has ever wanted is a normal home life outside of her career. Meeting Dominic Ramsey, albeit not through the best of circumstances, has made that dream a reality. A few months into their marriage, she’s finally living the kind of life she’s always wished for off-screen. So when their first Valentine’s Day comes around, she expects nothing less than what other girls get on the most romantic day of the year: chocolates, flowers, seduction … the works!When Dominic Ramsay first met his beautiful wife, Avery, he was a struggling photographer and was able to devote much of his time to supporting her demanding career. Track forward twelve months and Dom is now very much in demand after successful showings of his work. He’s been offered the chance of a lifetime to work on a shoot in Paris and accepts the job, even though he’s been away from home a lot in recent times. Valentine’s Day is just commercialism gone mad, he reasons, and he’s sure Avery won’t mind that they celebrate on a different day.Avery is crushed when the gift she receives from Dom makes her wonder if he knows her at all. Dom starts to wonder if Avery liked him better when he could devote much of his time to her. A chance meeting in an airport and advice from the most unlikely of sources just might make them realize what they have to hold on to and that the best gift of all is right under their noses?

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Review: ‘Redemption’ by Elise Marion

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Review: ‘Redemption’ by Elise Marion

Redemption

by Elise Marion
Series: Angels Among Us #3
Published by Marion Press on November 11, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

In a world full of the sick and dying, the hurting and desperate, and those lost in darkness, angels dwell.
Once a Warrior Angel, Nathaniel has now become one of the Fallen, after losing sight of his purpose. Fallen angels are cursed to wander the depths for all of eternity, a fate that Nathan has avoided every day for the past seven years. As the demon within him grows, he knows that it is only a matter of time until he becomes a monster. His love of a human woman is what caused him to lose his wings, yet Nathan cannot bring himself to regret it, or the child that came of their love. It is that child’s identity as a Naphil—half angel, half human—that threatens the existence of everyone he loves and Nathan finds himself having to face his past in order to secure his son’s future.
Carmen Rodriguez lives her life in constant fear. The power of her son grows every day, leaving him vulnerable to the plans of the Evil One. When a demon’s bold abduction puts Carmen in a desperate position, she turns to the only one who can bring him back. Nathan warns her that the road to rescuing their son will be a treacherous one … one that leads them straight into lair of the Prince of Darkness.The third and final installment of the Angels Among Us series goes where it never has before.
Even in the very pits of hell, can an angel find salvation? Will the love that Nathan has for Carmen and his son be enough, or will Nathan finally have to face the consequences of his actions.
Is there redemption for the Fallen?

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Review: ‘Tempted’ by Elise Marion

Review: ‘Tempted’ by Elise Marion

Tempted

by Elise Marion
Series: Angels Among Us #2
Published by Createspace on May 8, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 100
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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In a world full of the sick and dying, the hurting and desperate, and those lost in darkness, angels dwell. Messenger angel Sarah is focused, dedicated to the cause of heaven in the war against hell. For centuries she has watched other angels succumb to temptation and break the rules governing relationships between angels and humans. Sarah has vowed to never become one of the 'Fallen' angels, now demons cursed to wander the depths of hell for eternity. She knows that she is stronger than the others, incapable of emotional attachment and the feelings of love and desire that can be so dangerous to her kind. Jackson Bennett is alone in the world, and he prefers it that way. The former Army sergeant has seen more death than any human ought to experience in one lifetime. Even his dreams are haunted by the faces of those who have lost their lives because of him. He feels lost, purposeless, until an encounter with an angel reveals the secret purpose that he was made for. Born of a superior race of humans, Jackson learns of a special assignment. Should he accept, he will become an important part of world that exists between heaven, hell, and earth. After all that he has been through, Jackson doesn't know if he's ready to take on such a heavy responsibility; what he does know is that he could lose himself in the eyes of Sarah, the intriguing angel assigned to him. She is the only person who seems to understand the darkness and pain that have enveloped his heart; she is the only person capable of driving them away. In a battle between love or loneliness, divinity or damnation, Sarah's choice once seemed easy. What she finds is that the black and white lines that once defined her world are now impossibly blurred and gray. What she finds is that she may not be not quite as strong as she thought.

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ARC Review: ‘The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea’ by Elise Marion

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ARC Review: ‘The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea’ by Elise Marion

The Secret Life of Avery O'Dea

by Elise Marion
Published by Bottom Drawer Publications on August 28th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Photographer Dominic Ramsey is having a bad year. His car won’t start, the rent is weeks overdue, his girlfriend dumped him, and photography jobs have been few and far between. Moonlighting as a paparazzo to scrape up some extra cash isn’t exactly going well; there’s only so much money to be made in photos of tacky celebrity outfits.
Avery O’Dea has led her life in front of the cameras since shooting to stardom in her first romantic film. When her on-screen romance becomes something more she and her Hollywood beau are, at least the way the magazines tell it, a match made in heaven. So what if Avery’s had to convert to Ryan’s vegan lifestyle publicly in order to solidify the relationship to the public eye? So what if she’s had to make a few sacrifices in order to achieve the Hollywood dream?
When a daring photographer catches her in a lie and exposes the truth of Avery and Ryan’s relationship to the world, Avery realizes just how tired she is of being ‘America’s Sweetheart’, and the elaborate cover-up becomes a burden that she no longer wishes to bear. As she locks eyes with the photographer that set her world on fire with a single photo, she begins to long for more from life; passion, love, and the freedom to live her life as she pleases.

Review: ‘The Lady Knights of Barony’ by Elise Marion

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Review: ‘The Lady Knights of Barony’ by Elise Marion

The Lady Knights of Barony

by Elise Marion
Series: Kings of Cardenas #2.5
Published by Createspace on July 31st 2012
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 342
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Three women. Three stories. One Sisterhood.
With the war in Barony at an end, peace reigns and rebuilding efforts continue beneath the steady vigilance of King Serge and Queen Isabelle. The lady knights have returned home, unchanged by new titles and lands. But with a rash of kidnappings spreading across the province, the lady knights will find themselves torn apart by the machinations of a mad man.
Ava Longley, captain of the lady knights, never expected to become the target of an obsessed murderous madman. When a kidnapper is sent to abduct her, Ava sees it as the perfect opportunity to bring the mastermind to justice. To Julian Vincent, Lady Longley is no more than the means to an end. However, when sparks fly between them, Julian is faced with an impossible decision.
After being sold into slavery by her king and washing up onto the shore of Cardenas, the friendless African Amazon, Mudiwa Akua, was taken in by Barony’s female soldier’s regiment. When her tranquil existence is disturbed and she finds herself on a ship bound for the exotic island of Martinique, Mudiwa faces certain death and possible enslavement for the second time in her life, dredging up ghosts of a past she had long thought forgotten. When planter Isaac Prideux comes upon a mysterious African woman, beaten and half-dead, he takes it upon himself to care for her. He never imagined doing so would shake up his monotonous life so completely.
After the highly honored title of onna bugeisha—the feminine equivalent of a samurai—begins to lose its power in Japan, Hanako Kiyomi sees no choice but to flee. But when her deserted husband comes searching for her, Hanako escapes him the only way she knows how: marriage in name only to a stranger. Lord Garrick Overton has always admired the cool, stoic Hanako from afar. Marriage to the woman he’s desired for years seems like a good idea; until she proposes the marriage be in name only. As he sets out to win her heart, he faces not only a tough task but a begrudged man that will stop at nothing to win back what he has lost.
Their courage will be tried. Their hearts will be put to the test. Can three headstrong women maintain their independent natures while surrendering to love?

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Review: ‘Fallen’ by Elise Marion

Review: ‘Fallen’ by Elise Marion

Fallen

by Elise Marion, Michele Bellana, Claudia Bellana
Series: Angels Among Us #1
Published by Marion Press on November 3, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 78
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Shayla, ballerina professionista, vive per la danza. Quando parenti e amici le voltano le spalle, lei non si lascia scoraggiare, anzi continua ad inseguire i propri sogni più determinata che mai. Quando, in seguito ad un incidente stradale, riporta gravissime ferite alle gambe e rischia di non poter più ballare, le sue speranze cominciano però a vacillare.
Amir entra nella vita di Shayla con l’intenzione di curarla, ma quando la vede, costretta in un letto d’ospedale, lottare con le unghie e con i denti per sopravvivere, nel suo cuore si accendono sentimenti mai provati. Lui, che non conosce amore e desiderio, si ritrova attratto da Shayla come una falena dalla luce; eppure le regole del Paradiso proibiscono agli angeli di innamorarsi degli esseri umani… Se dovesse cedere alla tentazione diventerebbe un Rinnegato, un angelo caduto, condannato a passare l’eternità fra i demoni infernali.
Quando il suo desiderio per Shayla diventerà incontrollabile, Amir dovrà scegliere tra amore e dannazione, tra solitudine e beatitudine. Un angelo che ha vagato da solo sulla Terra per secoli sceglierà di rimanere sulla retta via o cadrà vittima del suo cocente desiderio e sarà condannato per sempre?

Review: ‘The Second Son’ by Elise Marion

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Review: ‘The Second Son’ by Elise Marion

The Second Son

by Elise Marion
Series: Kings of Cardenas #2
Published by Marion Press on January 14th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 228
Format: eArc
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five-stars

He has always loved her. She is still reeling from the lost of her first love. Can a marriage of convenience give birth to true love? Can the second son of a king prove his worth? Will a pampered princess stand beside her husband to save her country and her people?

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Review: ‘The Third Son’ by Elise Marion

Review: ‘The Third Son’ by Elise Marion

The Third Son

by Elise Marion
Series: Kings of Cardenas #1
Published by Createspace on November 18th 2011
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 234
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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five-stars

Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel. Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince's life will be forever changed. Beautiful. Graceful. Sensual. When Esmeralda steps into king's ballroom to perform for the prince's twenty-fifth birthday, every eye in the room is upon her. One pair of eyes intrigues her most of all ... those of Prince Damien, seeming to stare straight through to her soul. The two know nothing can ever come of their love; he is a prince, and she a Gypsy dancer. Yet, neither can seem to resist the passion that sparks when they are together, or the unmistakable call of destiny forcing their lives onto the same path. However, love is not the only thing destiny has in store ... With a deadly plot against the royal family surrounding him in danger and intrigue, Damien will face a decision he never thought he would have to make. Will he step up to claim a responsibility that should never have fallen to the third son? Or will he abandon it to risk all for love?

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