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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 18 books this year.

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Fix Her Up by Tessa BaileyA Madness of Sunshine by Nalini SinghMalice by Pintip DunnHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Olly MossGlory in Death by J.D. RobbIgnite on Contact by Jaci BurtonArchangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
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Review: ‘Demon Lover’ by Juliet Dark

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: ‘Demon Lover’ by Juliet Dark

The Demon Lover

by Juliet Dark
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #1
Published by Ballantine Books on December 27th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 450
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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three-stars


I gasped . . . or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. . . . His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked in my breath and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh.

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.
But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart.


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ARC Review: ‘A Demon Does It Better’ by Linda Wisdom

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ARC Review: ‘A Demon Does It Better’ by Linda Wisdom

A Demon Does It Better

by Linda Wisdom
Series: Hex #6
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 343
Format: eArc
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Bestselling author Linda Wisdom, with 13 million category romances sold, is working to build her single title audience with the hottest new area of the romance category– sexy demon heroes.
Lovely witch Lili Carter takes a job at a paranormal hospital where patients have been disappearing. There she encounters Jared, a dangerously sexy demon on a mission that gets Lili into a world of trouble. Lili can't avoid Jared for long and soon they find themselves creating a whole new kind of magick...


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Review: ‘Whispers in the Woods, Vol. 1’ by T.J. Dell

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Review: ‘Whispers in the Woods, Vol. 1’ by T.J. Dell

Whispers in the Woods, Vol. 1

by T.J. Dell
Series: Whispers in the Woods #1
Published by Self-Published on December 8, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

If it can kill you-- how can it be love?
When Evie Parker meets Lucas Spencer she begins to feel hope again. Lately she's been going through life in a fog and Lucas is all about teaching her how to have fun again. For the first time since the accident she knows what it means to be happy.
So who cares if Lucas is a little odd. It isn't that strange that she's never met his parents, or that teachers never seem to notice when he's late for class. Evie tries not to care, but on top of all his peculiar behavior she's been feeling kind of sick lately-- ever since she met Lucas actually.
When Lucas decides it is time to come clean with all his secrets Evie has to make some hard decisions.


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Review: ‘Ink’ by Holly Hood

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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 – ‘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: ‘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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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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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
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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three-half-stars

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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