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Review: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

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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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘Never Cry Werewolf’ by Heather Davis

Review: ‘Never Cry Werewolf’ by Heather Davis

Never Cry Werewolf

by Heather Davis
Series: Never Cry Werewolf #1
Published by HarperTeen on September 1st 2009
Pages: 216
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Moonlight can totally change your life.
And it all starts so simply.
You. Him.
The moon.
You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.
Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy . . . but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.


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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
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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: ‘The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady’ by Richard Raley

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Review: ‘The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady’ by Richard Raley

The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady

by Richard Raley
Series: King Henry Tapes #1
Published by Self-Published on August 29, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 271
Format: eBook
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four-stars

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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: ‘Old Habits’ by Melissa Marr

Review: ‘Old Habits’ by Melissa Marr

Old Habits

by Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely #2.6
Published by HarperCollins on January 11th 2011
Pages: 81
Format: eBook
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three-stars

Melissa Marr returns to the ravishing world of Faerie with a story set between her bestselling novels Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity.
Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with his subjects—and with the former Dark King, Irial, his once-friend, once-enemy, and now possible-advisor.


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