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ARC Review: ‘Revenant’ by Larissa Ione

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

ARC Review: ‘Revenant’ by Larissa Ione

Revenant

by Larissa Ione
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 16, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: publisher
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five-stars

HELL HATH NO FURY . . .
For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme—a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.
LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED
Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she's the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there's no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won't find her . .

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ARC Review: ‘Mean Streak’ by Sandra Brown

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ARC Review: ‘Mean Streak’ by Sandra Brown

Mean Streak

by Sandra Brown
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 19, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 409
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-half-stars

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.
Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can't turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law. Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passion.
As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead - and from heartbreak.
Combining the nail-biting suspense and potent storytelling that has made Sandra Brown one of the world's best loved authors, MEAN STREAK is a wildly compelling novel about love, deceit, and the choices we must make in order to survive.

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ARC Review: ‘It’s Always Been You’ by Jessica Scott

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ARC Review: ‘It’s Always Been You’ by Jessica Scott

It's Always Been You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #5
Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

She plays by the rules . . .
Captain Ben Teague is many things: a tough soldier, a loyal friend, and a bona fide smart-ass. He doesn't have much tolerance for BS, which is why he's mad as hell when a trusted colleague and mentor is brought up on charges that can't possibly be true. He's even more frustrated with by-the-book lawyer Major Olivia Hale. But there's something simmering beneath her icy reserve--and Ben just can't resist turning up the heat . . .
. . . and he's determined to break them
The only thing riskier than mixing business with pleasure is enjoying it . . . and Olivia can't resist locking horns--and lips--with Ben. He's got more compassion in his little finger than any commander she's ever met, a fact that makes him a better leader than he realizes. But when the case that brought them together awakens demons from Olivia's past, she will have to choose between following orders--or her heart . . .

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ARC Review: ‘All For You’ by Jessica Scott

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ARC Review: ‘All For You’ by Jessica Scott

All For You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Sergeant Reza Iaconelli joined the army to make something of his life. On the surface, Reza is the perfect soldier, a warrior god who men follow anywhere. But beneath the uniform is a jaded soldier, worn down by the war.
After a disastrous relationship, Army Captain Emily Lindberg donned the uniform, searching for a purpose in a life she'd nearly surrendered control of. She's always admired soldiers, despite her upper-class parents looking down on all things military. When Sergeant Iaconelli ends up in her office, she's unexpectedly drawn to the wicked flirt, despite the barriers that exist between them as officer and enlisted. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that Reza is not what she expected.

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Review: ‘Politics. Escorts. Blackmail.’ by Pynk

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Review: ‘Politics. Escorts. Blackmail.’ by Pynk

Politics. Escorts. Blackmail.

by Pynk
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 11, 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: publisher
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four-stars

POLITICS.ESCORTS.BLACKMAIL follows the life of Madam Money Watts and explores the call-girl industry as it spills over into the world of politics in New York City. Money's exclusive, top escort service operates under the name, Lip Service, and Midori Moody, Leilani Sutton and male escort Kemba Price are her high-end contractors who make a hefty living out of sex for money.
Among her clients are two New York senators who are the very officials voters have elected to make decisions for others to abide by, yet these politicians play by a different set of rules, secretly paying top dollar for the forbidden girlfriend experience. But when a freaky client takes it too far; a pimp wants in on some of the action; and an escort gets greedy, the world of Money Watts is brought to a head.

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Review: ‘Rogue Rider’ by Larissa Ione

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

Review: ‘Rogue Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Rogue Rider

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #4, Demonica #9
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 20, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 391
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
five-stars

They're here.
They ride.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .
ROGUE RIDER
Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues-and falls for-a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man who can be very dangerous . . .
Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

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Review: ‘Lethal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Review: ‘Lethal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Lethal Rider

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #3, Demonica #8
Published by Grand Central Publishing on May 22nd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

They're here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday...or let it ride...
LETHAL RIDER
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

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Review: ‘Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium’ by Larissa Ione

Review: ‘Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium’ by Larissa Ione

Apocalypse: The Lords of Deliverance Compendium

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #2.5
Published by Grand Central Publishing on May 1st 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 76
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-stars

They're here.
They ride.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .
THE LORDS OF DELIVERANCE COMPENDIUM

With an all-new exclusive short story!

New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione brings readers behind the scenes with this definitive guide to her latest imaginative, epic series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With character descriptions, key player background information, a handy glossary of terms and special abilities, a Q&A inspired by reader questions, and an all-new, exclusive short story, this is a must-read for every Larissa Ione fan. As an added bonus, this compendium includes an extended sneak peek at the next book in the Lords of Deliverance series, Lethal Rider.

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Review: ‘Immortal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Review: ‘Immortal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Immortal Rider

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #2, Demonica #7
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 414
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.

Review: ‘Eternal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Review: ‘Eternal Rider’ by Larissa Ione

Eternal Rider

by Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #1, Demonica #6
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 402
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.
Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

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