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Review: ‘Ecstasy in Darkness’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘Ecstasy in Darkness’ by Gena Showalter

Ecstasy in Darkness

by Gena Showalter
Series: Alien Huntress #5
Published by Pocket Star on October 26th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 502
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the ability to manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind.
To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .


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Review: ‘Night School’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Night School’ by Mari Mancusi

Night School

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #5
Published by Berkley on January 4th 2011
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.
But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there's more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.


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Review: ‘Wolf Fever’ by Terry Spear

Review: ‘Wolf Fever’ by Terry Spear

Wolf Fever

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #6
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 1st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Fate turned nurse Carol Woods into a wolf, but she refuses to let being a lupus garou define her life. Ordered by her pack leader to find a mate and commit to shifting, there is only one gray wolf that catches Carol's interest; but Chaz McKinley makes it very clear that unless she's willing to accept what she is, he wants nothing to do with her. When a virus outbreak leaves local pack members trapped in their wolf form, will Chaz and Carol learn to trust each other before it's too late for the pack and their one chance at true love?


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Review: ‘Linger’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: ‘Linger’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Linger

by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2
Published by Scholastic Press on July 13th 2010
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

the longing.
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.
the loss.
Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human.
the linger.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces--wolf and human--with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?


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Review: ‘Love Bites’ by Ellen Schreiber

Review: ‘Love Bites’ by Ellen Schreiber

Love Bites

by Ellen Schreiber
Series: Vampire Kisses #7
Published by HarperCollins Canada / Other on May 18th 2010
Pages: 179
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

As a mortal girl dating a vampire, Raven knows that love isn't always easy. Now that Alexander's parents have returned to Romania, Raven and her dreamy vampire boyfriend are happy to resume their cryptic romance.
But soon another visitor comes knocking: Sebastian, Alexander's best friend, arrives for a stay at the mansion. At first Raven is wary, then thrilled--this is the perfect chance to learn more about her darkly handsome boyfriend and his past. Raven has been wondering whether Alexander will ever bite her and make their love immortal, and Sebastian could be her guide to the love habits of Alexander and his kind. But when Sebastian falls for a particular Dullsvillian, will another mortal beat Raven to the bite?
With suspense, danger, and a fabulous vampire party, this seventh book in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series continues the exciting nocturnal romance of Raven and Alexander.


Review: ‘Seduced by the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Review: ‘Seduced by the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Seduced by the Wolf

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #5
Published by Sourcebooks on August 1st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

His first priority is to protect his pack Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...
She'll do anything to help wolvesBiologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...
With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all.
Heart of the Wolf Series: Heart of the Wolf (Book 1) To Tempt the Wolf (Book 2) Legend of the White Wolf (Book 3)Seduced by the Wolf (Book 4)
Praise for Terry Spear: "The vulpine couple's chemistry crackles off the page, but the real strength... lies in Spear's depiction of pack power dynamics as well as in the details of human-wolf interaction. Her wolf world feels at once palpable and even plausible.""-Publishers Weekly""Chilling suspense and sizzling romance... The dark, sexy alpha hero will capture you-body, mind, and soul.""-"Nicole North, author of "Devil in a Kilt""If action, romance, and suspense are what you are looking for in a story, then look no further."-Night Owl Romance


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Review: ‘The Darkest Lie’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘The Darkest Lie’ by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Lie

by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #6
Published by Mira on July 2nd 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 442
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her. But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her could mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .


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Review: ‘Legend of the White Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Review: ‘Legend of the White Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Legend of the White Wolf

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on February 1st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

In this fourth in Spear's series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and Faith O'Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves…
Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years earlier that had made him lose touch with reality—man-wolves, he called them.
The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other.


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Review: ‘The Darkest Passion’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘The Darkest Passion’ by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Passion

by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #5
Published by Mira on May 21st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 438
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

For weeks, the immortal warrior Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence. An angel-demon-assassin has been sent to kill him. Or has she? Olivia claims she fell from the heavens, giving up immortality because she couldn't bear to harm him. But trusting - and falling for - Olivia will endanger them all. So how has this mortal with the huge blue eyes already unleashed Aeron's darkest passion?
With an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't...


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