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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 91 books this year.

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Taking Shots by Toni AleoGladiator by Anna HackettCruel Prince by Ashley JadeKill the Queen  by Jennifer EstepThe Judgment of Paris by Fall by McKayla BoxJaguar Hunt by Terry SpearDirty Rich Secrets: Part Two by Lisa Renee JonesThe Bride Test  by Helen HoangDark Desire  by Christine FeehanFirelight by Kristen CallihanDark Skye by Kresley ColeDirty Rich Secrets: Part One by Lisa Renee Jones
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Review: ‘A Touch of Crimson’ by Slyvia Day

Review: ‘A Touch of Crimson’ by Slyvia Day

A Touch of Crimson

by Sylvia Day
Series: Renegade Angels #1
Published by Signet on October 4th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 344
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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four-stars

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You...Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.

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Review: ‘Edge of Desire’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Edge of Desire’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Edge of Desire

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #3
Published by HQN Books on May 19th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

Sheriff Riley Buchanan is a good man...but a man possessed. Plagued by vicious and uncontrollable impulses, he lives in fear of surrendering to real love. Even after years apart, he still craves one woman, Hope Summers, above all others, and will do anything to protect her from harm--even tempt fate.
Hope is a woman with her own secrets. For months she has eluded her abusive ex-husband, a ruthless creature who won't rest until Hope and her kind are destroyed. Hope's fantasies are still haunted by Riley, the one man who might help her, and the man whose searing touch she cannot forget. But surrendering to their long-denied passion could mean the destruction of everything they hold dear....

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Review – ‘Faefever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Review – ‘Faefever’ by Karen Marie Moning

Faefever

by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #3
Published by Delacorte Press on September 16th 2008
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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four-stars

The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.
He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.
Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.
As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…

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Review: ‘Heart of the Highland Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Review: ‘Heart of the Highland Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Heart of the Highland Wolf

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #7
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 7th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 382
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Book 1 in Terry Spear's Highland Wolf Series
It's a matter of pride... Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she's working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places...and a matter of pleasure. Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she's sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he's the perfect hero.
Highland Wolf Series: Heart of the Highland Wolf (Book 1)A Howl for a Highlander (Book 2)A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Book 3)Hero of a Highland Wolf (Book 4)A Highland Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Praise for Legend of the White Wolf: "A thrilling, engaging, wonderful ride." -Seriously Reviewed"Romance, adventure, and a paranormal twist...If you like your werewolf stories with a bit of a bite, then pick this series up now." -Night Owl Romance (Reviewer Top Pick)
Praise for Seduced by the Wolf: "With just enough wolf detail and werewolf lore, this action-packed story crackles with mystery, adventure, violence, and passion." -Library Journal

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Review: ‘Edge of Craving’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Edge of Craving’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Edge of Craving

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #0.5
Published by Harlequin Books on April 1st 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-stars

Since the moment he'd first laid eyes on Alia Buchanan, the warrior known only as Rhys had been obsessed with her. She consumed his waking moments. Tormented his dreams. But, as one of the few remaining descendants of a European dragon clan, Rhys knew there could never be a future for a monster like him...with an angel like Alia. Until her father is murdered and Alia's life is in mortal danger. Now, Alia and Rhys must unite to find some ancient crosses that hold an unknown power before their enemies do. And once those are in hand, Rhys must figure out what to do with them...and his forbidden attraction to the women he'd sworn to protect.
"An eBook exclusive prequel to Rhyannon Byrd's Primal Instinct trilogy!"

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Review: ‘Edge of Danger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Edge of Danger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Edge of Danger

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #2
Published by Harlequin Books on April 21st 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Goodreads
three-stars

Saige Buchanan travels the world studying her dark past, guided by a strange gift that enables physical objects to tell her their secrets. Yet nothing can protect her from her family's sadistic enemies. Until - in her hour of greatest need - she encounters a mysterious, impossibly sexy shape-shifter.
Sent to find the woman whose darkness has yet to awaken, Michael Quinn battles his primal hunger for Saige. He alone can help her lay claim to her full powers. Yet in doing so, he will destroy her innocence, and mark her as his forever....

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Review: ‘Dark Taste of Rapture’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘Dark Taste of Rapture’ by Gena Showalter

Dark Taste of Rapture

by Gena Showalter
Series: Alien Huntress #6
Published by Pocket Star Books on August 23, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 451
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .
With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure . . . or unending pain. . . .
Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped—and he has a deadly secret. He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips. Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own. But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other. She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable. For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested. But to be with her, he risks destroying her.
When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago’s seediest district, the two are partnered, and there’s no escaping what they both want: each other. Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more—the killer case, or their own lethal desires. . . .

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Review: ‘Edge of Hunger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Review: ‘Edge of Hunger’ by Rhyannon Byrd

Edge Of Hunger

by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #1
Published by HQN Books on March 24th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Goodreads
five-stars

Ian Buchanan has always felt the unknown—the deep, impenetrable darkness that lives within him. Yet he is determined to lead a "normal" life, ignoring the unsettling dreams in which he succumbs to his wildest desires.… Until psychic Molly Stratton tracks him down, claiming to share his sensual nightmares.
The petite Molly even has the bite marks to prove it. And she's also received a message from Ian's deceased mother: an enemy is near. And it's time for the creature inside Ian to finally awaken. A creature with an insatiable hunger that must be controlled before it overtakes them both….

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Review: ‘The Darkest Secret’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘The Darkest Secret’ by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Secret

by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #7
Published by HQN Books on March 29th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 410
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

In this sexy new installment of Showalter's bestselling Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other...
Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty.
Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun's kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul...and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

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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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Goodreads
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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