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Remind Me by Samantha ChasePleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley ColeUntouchable by Kresley ColeThe Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma DohertyThe Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley ColeThe Empire by Lisa Renee JonesKiss of a Demon King by Kresley ColeDark Desires After Dusk by Kresley ColeHardest Fall by Juliette CrossEntice Me by Kelly ElliottDark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley ColeHim by Sarina Bowen, Elle KennedyWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley ColeSunkissed Days by Samantha Chase
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Review: ‘Freed’ by Amanda Carlson

Review: ‘Freed’ by Amanda Carlson

Freed

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Phoebe Meadows #2
Published by Self-Published on September 18, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother.
For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.
Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden.
But Phoebe soon learns that rescuing her mother comes with a price, and she’s about to lose something too precious to sacrifice…

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Review: ‘Struck’ by Amanda Carlson

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Review: ‘Struck’ by Amanda Carlson

Struck (Phoebe Meadows, #1)

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Phoebe Meadows #1
Published by Self-Published on May 24th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 328
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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Goodreads
four-stars

When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.
Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.
After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case’ by Kristen Painter

Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case : A Nocturne Falls Mystery

by Kristen Painter
Series: Jayne Frost,
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Author
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four-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.
Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her undercover to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at the Santa’s Workshop toy store are going missing.
Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that’s strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.
Will her magic save her? Or will she come up cold?

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Review: ‘Kiss of Moonlight’ by Stephanie Julian

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Review: ‘Kiss of Moonlight’ by Stephanie Julian

Kiss of Moonlight

by Stephanie Julian
Published by Self-Published on February 8, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

Plagued by nightmares. Stalked by kidnappers. Tamra McMillan needs a safe haven. When tattooed bad-ass Kyle Rossini steps into her life, the last thing she expects to find is a sanctuary from her demons in his arms. In fact, everything about him screams danger. But appearances can be deceiving. The tender possessiveness of his touch, the hunger in his eyes, the scorching sensuality of his kiss... He wants to brand her as his for life.
Etruscan werewolf Kyle is a loner. The king’s assassin with a killer’s instincts. The last thing he needs is a mate who could be placed in danger because of him. Until he meets the one woman who needs him more than he needs his solitude. When Tamra, battered but not broken, stumbles into his world and tumbles into his bed, she captures his heart. And nothing—not kidnappers or visions of his possible death—will keep him from her.

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ARC Review: ‘By the Rules’ by Elisabeth Staab

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ARC Review: ‘By the Rules’ by Elisabeth Staab

By the Rules

by Elisabeth Staab
Series: Evergreen Grove, #3
Published by Self-Published on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.
No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…
AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and a vicious attack by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.
Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden re-evaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.
To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.

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Review: ‘Feisty Princess’ by Michelle A. Valentine

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Review: ‘Feisty Princess’ by Michelle A. Valentine

Feisty Princess

by Michelle A. Valentine
Series: A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #2
Published by Self-Published on October 13, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-stars

I’m f**ked. Royally. She tempted me—screwed with my head—and gained the upper hand. She’s the enemy. I can’t forget that. My weakness jeopardized my company. The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will not win this war. No matter how fantastic her lips felt around my cock.
Book two in a three part erotic romance series. Super naughty new series From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Michelle A. Valentine (Rock the Heart, Phenomenal X, Demon at My Door).
Naughty King (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale: Part One) Feisty Princess (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale: Part Two) Dirty Royals (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale: Part Three) -- Coming Soon
What Readers are saying about the series:
"OH MAH GAWD! This book was HOT. It has all of my favorite things rolled up in one perfect package." --Heather, A Book Whores Obsession
"Naughty King was freaking awesome, really freaking hot, and fanfreakingtastic. I'm freaking out here, can you tell?" --Jen, The Book Avenue
"Short and sassy, that's the way I like my books." --Rusty's Reading
"I'm still wiping the tears from my eyes away. This is the most hilarious book I have read probably in 2015. I literally almost peed my pants." --Sammies' Book Blog
"Wow, I LOVED this one!!! This was my first time reading anything from Michelle A. Valentine, and I’m not sure why seeing as she’s been a huge hit with a lot of my Goodread friends, which is why I jumped at the chance to read Naughty King." -- Cathy, Forever Reading Book Blog
"I loved it! It has that sexual tension with amazing foreplay, then when they got together *BOOM*" -- Kristie, Kristie's Kaptivating Reviews
"If you do not add this one to your TBR list, then you are going to miss one hell of a good book." -- Hooker Heels Book Blog
"I have read everything Ms Valentine has release, but I am telling you know, Naughty King ups the hotness scale a hundredfold." -- Janeane, BJ's Book Blog
"I devoured this entire book like nobody’s business. Holy mother of literary geniuses!!! Michelle Valentine’s Naughty King was SUPER DUPER GOOD and more than I could have ever expected or hoped for. This book checked off every single point in my checklist of everything I could ever ask to be in a book." -- Michelle, We Like It Big Book Blog

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ARC Review: ‘The Professor Woos the Witch’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘The Professor Woos the Witch’ by Kristen Painter

The Professor Woos The Witch

by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls #4
Published by Self-Published on October 8, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.
Pandora Williams is Nocturne Falls’ most successful real estate agent. And least successful witch. Her magic never has the intended outcome, but she’s learned to live with that. Mostly. Yes, it sucks, but what can she do? Then a hot new neighbor shows up and suddenly her magic works. Very cool, but very suspect. Especially since he’s a total non-believer.
Cole Van Zant likes practicality and absolutes. Things he can see and touch. So not magic. But when his teenage daughter insists she’s a witch—and they’re now living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day—he needs help. Of the witchy variety. Thankfully, his sexy neighbor buys into all that hocus pocus.
Enlisting her help seems like a great idea until spending time together reveals a supernatural surprise about who Cole really is. A secret even he didn’t know. Could Pandora and Cole really be meant for one another or is their attraction too much to believe?

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Review: ‘Ricochet by @KeriLake

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Review: ‘Ricochet by @KeriLake

Ricochet

by Keri Lake
Series: Vigilantes #1
Published by Self-Published on January 1st 1970
Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 530
Source: Author
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Goodreads
five-stars

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.A son.A reason for living.
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.

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Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

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Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

How To Get Lucky

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Sexy in NYC #3
Published by Self-Published on June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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four-stars

Sometimes there is more than one way to get lucky…
Allison Parker knows winning the New York state lottery is impossible for a retail slave and fashion designer wanna-be who doesn’t, uh, play the lottery. But after a particularly bad day at work and a random prediction from a quirky psychic, she does just that, and wins. Money. Lots of it.
Marco Lucky is exhausted over his bandmates and their diva antics and is looking for an escape. Yet finding a quiet spot in New York City is damn near impossible and he’s already tired of the women hitting on him strictly because he’s famous. But then the crazy brunette with the winning lottery ticket tells him exactly what she thinks of him and it isn't flattering. He finds himself determined to get to know her better... a whole lot better and prove he is worth her time.
Allison figures it’s only fitting that she be the first woman in the history of ever to hit the lottery and score a smoking hot rock star all in one night, only to wake up with her entire life destroyed a mere eighteen hours later when her lottery ticket is missing. Marco’s offer of help makes her feel like the biggest lame ass loser ever, and while she can't take his money, she can take a weekend in LA and some smoking hot sex. But that's all it can be with him rich and hitting the road and her hitting the unemployment line.
From two different cities, and two different worlds, can Marco and Allison put the issue of money to bed? Because being lucky in love just might be hitting the jackpot after all…
HOW TO GET LUCKY is book three in the "Sexy in NYC" series. The first two books, The Pregnancy Test and You Don't Know Jack, are also currently available by USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy. After ten years of waiting to conclude the series, follow these girlfriends as they all find love, laughter, and labels in Manhattan.

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

Random & Rare

by Cat Porter
Series: Lock & Key #2
Published by Self-Published on March 10th 2015
Genres: MC Romance
Pages: 262
Format: eArc
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
dnf

I am that gash in her soul.Once I loved Grace, really loved her.And she loved me, and it was so fucking beautiful.Once.That pendulum swings to and fro.We’re here,and then we’re—No.How can that rare beautiful be rendered irrelevant, intangible when I still feel so damn much?Does all that energy, that glory, that significance simply dissolve?Turn to smoke?To nothing?It can’t. It just can’t.Are the moments that shape us absolutely random?Is time not fluid?I made promises to them, to her.Especially to her.Promises I still burn to keep.

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