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ARC Review: ‘Crane’ by Stacey Rourke

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Blog Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Crane’ by Stacey Rourke

Crane

by Stacey Rourke
Series: The Legends Saga #1
Published by Anchor Group Publishing on May 21, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 221
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

The Horseman is unending, his presence shan’t lessen. If you break the curse, you become the legend.
Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.
What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?
Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.
But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?
Cover by Najla Qamber Designs

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ARC Review: ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘House of the Rising Sun’ by Kristen Painter

House of the Rising Sun

by Kristen Painter
Series: Crescent City #1
Published by Orbit on May 13, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 403
Format: ARC
Source: publisher
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four-half-stars

Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs.
But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia's been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge—and to take up the mantle of the city's Guardian.

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Review: ‘Angel Kin’ by Tricia Skinner

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Review: ‘Angel Kin’ by Tricia Skinner

Angel Kin

by Tricia Skinner
Series: Angel Assassins #1
Published by Entangled on May 5, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 260
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-stars

While channeling Robin Hood's "steal from the rich and give to the poor" attitude at a local politician's house, ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide. Dirty or not, supernatural or not, he didn't deserve to die, especially not by his own hand. But with her record, stepping forward as a witness isn't an option. On the run from the police and the murderer, she turns to The Bound Ones for help.
When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when she fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. The twin he thought was dead is very much alive...and trying to send him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: "You're next."
It's a race against time as Cain fights to save the woman he's falling in love with before his brother Abel destroys them both.

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ARC Review: ‘The Fallen’ by Keri Lake

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ARC Review: ‘The Fallen’ by Keri Lake

The Fallen

by Keri Lake
Series: Sons of Wrath #0.5
Published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. on April 14, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 257
Format: eArc
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five-stars

**This book is a prequel to Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)**
To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.
Show loyalty. Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good. Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.
This is the life of a Sentinel.
Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens. Unbreakable. But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.
Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind--an enticement I've resisted for centuries, until she came along.
Karinna lusts for vengeance.
She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit--the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.
I want her. To have her, though, I'll have to break the rules.
For one taste of the forbidden, I'll have to commit the most heinous sin of all ...
************************************************WARNING: Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. This book is very dark - much darker than the other books in the series. Can be read as a standalone (not part of the overarching story that spans the series).

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ARC Review: ‘Grimm Consequences’ by Kate SeRine

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ARC Review: ‘Grimm Consequences’ by Kate SeRine

Grimm Consequences

by Kate SeRine
Series: Transplanted Tales #1.5
Published by Kensington Books on January 1, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

You reap what you sow...
Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little.
Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .

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Review: ‘Dark Hope’ by H.D. Smith

Review: ‘Dark Hope’ by H.D. Smith

Dark Hope

by H.D. Smith
Series: The Devil's Assistant #1
Published by Champagne Books on March 3, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 269
Format: eArc
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four-stars

After five years of working for the Devil, Claire Cooper believes she lives an otherwise normal life. Until she finds herself in jeopardy for a murder she did not commit. Desperate to save her life and soul, she enters Purgatory, but runs afoul of the Devil's sister, Pagan Queen Mab. Mab has her own agenda and uses Claire to get even with the Devil. Claire learns each ruler is in a race to discover "the girl" in the prophecy to fix time. As Claire peels away clues to the real killer, she realizes she must outwit the Devil's children or end up a prisoner in Purgatory forever.

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Review: ‘Mind Games’ by Carolyn Crane

Review: ‘Mind Games’ by Carolyn Crane

Mind Games

by Carolyn Crane
Series: The Disillusionists #1
Published by Spectra Books on March 23, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Justine knows she's going to die. Any second now.
Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of problem.
Or is it? In Midcity, a dashing police chief is fighting a unique breed of outlaw with more than human powers. And while Justine’s first missions, including one against a nymphomaniac husband-killer, are thrilling successes, there is more to Packard than meets the eye. Soon, while battling her attraction to two very different men, Justine is plunging deeper into a world of wizardry, eroticism, and cosmic secrets. With Packard’s help, Justine has freed herself from her madness—only to discover a reality more frightening than anyone’s worst fears.

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ARC Review: ‘Soul Resurrected’ by Keri Lake

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ARC Review: ‘Soul Resurrected’ by Keri Lake

Soul Resurrected

by Keri Lake
Series: Sons of Wrath #2
Published by Keri Lake on October 31, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 552
Format: eArc
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five-stars

As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.
Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.
A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the chilling consequences of unearthing his vilest skeleton.
Sons of WrathNever gamble with vengeance …
Warning: This book contains explicit language, sex, and violence. Not suitable for readers under 18 years of age.

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ARC Review: ‘Cold Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

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ARC Review: ‘Cold Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

Cold Blooded

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #3
Published by Orbit on October 8, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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five-stars

Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked.
On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early. Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team.
The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in...

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Review: ‘Redemption’ by Erica Hayes

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Review: ‘Redemption’ by Erica Hayes

Redemption

by Erica Hayes
Series: The Seven Signs #2
Published by Berkley Sensation on March 5th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-stars

Japheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences.
As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one they call the Angel Slayer.
Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels—until she meets her match.
When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell.

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