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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 17 books this year.

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A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini SinghMalice by Pintip DunnHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Olly MossGlory in Death by J.D. RobbIgnite on Contact by Jaci BurtonArchangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
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Review: ‘His Black Wings’ by Astrid Yrigollen

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Review: ‘His Black Wings’ by Astrid Yrigollen

His Black Wings

by Astrid Yrigollen
Published by Self-Published on November 1, 2012
Pages: 342
Format: eArc
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three-stars

Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.
Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family’s dark past is intertwined with his own . Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.
Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even it if kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.


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Review: ‘Meant to Be’ by Karen Stivali

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Review: ‘Meant to Be’ by Karen Stivali

Meant To Be

by Karen Stivali
Series: The Destiny Series #1
Published by Smashwords Edition on August 26, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

(Women's Fiction) Sometimes you’re already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one.
When NYU professor Daniel Gardner’s career-obsessed wife convinces him to move to the suburbs, he hopes it’s a first step toward starting the family he longs to have. Instead of domestic bliss he finds his neighbor, Marienne Valeti. She loves her freelance design job, but must contend with a growing sense of isolation created by her husband’s indifference. A penchant for good books, bad movies, and Marienne’s to-die-for brownies sparks a powerful bond between them. Passion simmers, but they resist its lure, surrendering only in the seclusion of their minds. Their friendship helps them weather every hardship, from divorce to widowhood, leaving them both secretly wondering if it can survive a first kiss.


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Review: ‘Holiday Jinx’ by Abbey MacInnis

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Review: ‘Holiday Jinx’ by Abbey MacInnis

Holiday Jinx

by Abbey Macinnis
Published by Abbey MacInnis Publishing on November 23, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 300
Format: eArc
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three-half-stars

Jinx—one of Santa’s elves—is in trouble with the Big Guy. She’s been charged with bringing holiday happiness to Christopher Ragan, CEO of Wondrous Toys. It’s a big job especially when he’s more attached to the bottom of a bottle than helping his fellow man. She’s got enough trouble without spilling the secrets of the North Pole, but then along comes Natalie Burnes, a newbie CEO of Enchanted Toys and in trouble of a hostile takeover from Christopher’s company. The woman literally crashes Christopher’s vacation plans in a tucked away Michigan cabin---and the sparks start flying. As if Jinx’s job of matchmaking the toy makers isn’t hard enough, she’s got to stay one step ahead of the North Pole patrol and keep out of sight of the humans. No way is she gonna screw up and lose her magic again. If the humans can’t find happiness and love by Christmas, Jinx forfeits her chance of seeing her true love too. What’s an elf to do?


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Review: ‘Avoiding Commitment’ by K.A. Linde

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Review: ‘Avoiding Commitment’ by K.A. Linde

Avoiding Commitment

by K.A. Linde
Published by K.A. Linde on July 29, 2012
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 370
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, she receives a phone call that changes everything. He unexpectedly asks her to convince the new girl, Bekah, that he's ready to commit. Jack is calling now after everything they had been through because there is another woman. She can't believe it.
Follow Lexi in this heart wrenching drama as she relives her past relationship, or lack thereof, with Jack, and not just in her own mind, but to his fiance-to-be. Throw in Bekah's hot brother who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, a past with more secrets to unravel than you can even imagine, and you get a recipe for disaster.
Find out what happens to Lexi as she travels to Atlanta to get the closure she so desperately desires from Jack, and how the bumps of life seem to keep getting in the way.


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Review: ‘Wish List’ by Sylvia Day

Review: ‘Wish List’ by Sylvia Day

Wish List

by Sylvia Day
Published by Self-Published on December 2, 2005
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 44
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
When Nicolas James draws Stephanie Martin's name in their law firm's Secret Santa exchange he knows he's in for a merry Christmas-if he can figure out what to give the woman he's wanted for months. When he works late and finds a crumpled piece of paper listing Steph's personal wish list, he knows he's in luck. Because all Steph wants for Christmas is him, in a number of naughty ways.
And not-so saintly Nick is going to make every one of her carnal wishes come true.


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Review: ‘Tempted by Evil’ by Shannon Morton & Amber Lynn Natusch

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Review: ‘Tempted by Evil’ by Shannon Morton & Amber Lynn Natusch

Tempted by Evil

by Shannon Morton, Amber Lynn Natusch
Series: Light and Shadow Trilogy #1
Published by Self-Published on November 18, 2012
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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three-half-stars

A sheltered girl.
The perfect boy.
A mysterious stranger.
Random messages delivering a sobering prophecy plague Aspen's existence. With every curious encounter, her sanity wavers further. Before long, Aspen finds herself balancing the fate of humanity on her shoulders, until a single act turns her world upside down. She finds herself alone, isolated from those she thought she could trust.
Alone to damn the world.


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Review: ‘Twisted Magic’ by Holly Hood

Review: ‘Twisted Magic’ by Holly Hood

Twisted Magic

by Holly Hood
Series: Ink #2
Published by Self-Published on August 16th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 243
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Hope is now a witch. She never realized becoming one meant dealing with evil. She soon is learning that being a witch comes with a lot of bad consequences. She is now a member of a dark circle that is bent on destruction. Evil is all around, begging her to join. She wants to be with Slade, but the darkness is a lot for a girl like Hope to handle. She soon learns there is a side of Slade and magic that she wishes she never knew existed. Soon she is battling a coven, and her own personal life.Should she stay true to the girl she always was or take a chance with the greatest guy she ever met?This new life could turn her into something evil; she has to decide if it is worth it.


Review: ‘Hainted’ by Jordan L. Hawk

Review: ‘Hainted’ by Jordan L. Hawk

Hainted

by Jordan L. Hawk
Published by Self-Published on September 2nd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 249
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

The Good Guy: Haint-working runs in Dan Miller’s blood. Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living. But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give it up in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat.
So when the flamboyantly goth Leif Helsvin shows up on Dan’s doorstep looking for help with an evil necromancer named Runar, Dan’s first instinct is to turn him down. With two teenagers to look after, he’s already got all the trouble he can handle. Besides, the sexy Leif is too much of a temptation, and Dan is firmly in the closet.
The Bad Boy: Pierced, tattooed Leif never has sex with the same guy twice. It keeps things simple, especially since his oath to stop Runar has him constantly drifting from one town to the next.
But this time, it looks like Leif is going to need help, in the form of the very down-to-earth Dan. Since Nice Guys are off the menu, Leif just has to keep his hands to himself for as long as it will take to stop Runar’s latest scheme. But as Leif finds himself drawn deeper into Dan’s life, he quickly realizes he’s not just in danger of breaking the rules, but breaking his heart as well.


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Review: ‘Vampire Dreams Revamped’ by Gabrielle Bisset

Review: ‘Vampire Dreams Revamped’ by Gabrielle Bisset

Vampire Dreams Revamped

by Gabrielle Bisset
Series: Sons of Navarus #0.5
Published by Self-Published on July 6, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 84
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Expanded from the original, Vampire Dreams Revamped is bigger, longer, and hotter. Revisit the world of Brandon, Arden, and Vasilije and meet new characters too!
A vampire for hundreds of years, Brandon Ridley is surrounded by others of his kind who enjoy their world to the fullest. Orgies, debauchery, and sensual delights leave him empty, though. What he wants is that one woman who will share his life.
Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet and yearns to make her one of his kind.
Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his own sire, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.
But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.


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Review: ‘Fur Ball Fever’ by Maureen Fisher

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Review: ‘Fur Ball Fever’ by Maureen Fisher

Fur Ball Fever A Romantic Crime Mystery with Tons of Humor)

by Maureen Fisher
Published by Self-Published on September 5, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 298
Format: eArc
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four-stars

A pet spa owner loses her client’s prize pooch. Too bad the only man qualified to help is a former flame with his own agenda. Add an aging hippie aunt, renegade schnauzer, and a dominatrix or two. Non-stop action bounces from beached corpses to fancy yachts and a raunchy Jersey Shore nightclub. Hazards soon multiply like bunnies, culminating in a Fur Ball gala the locals will never forget.


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