I’m intrigued by the expansive world-building in the universe of this paranormal romance series, obviously enough to read the second book in the series. And I just bought the third one. But I have such conflicted feelings about the relationships in the romance aspect of the stories. The whole “vampire bride,” “werewolf mate,” etc. facetContinue reading “Review: A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole”
I started this series on the recommendation of a friend who is a romance author, and I devoured this sexy novella in a single evening. I had certain preconceptions about the two main characters based on the back-cover text, which were smashed immediately. The heroine Myst, especially, was not what I expected at all. TheContinue reading “Review: The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole”
The Lovecraftian influence in this series goes deeper once again, featuring mythical monsters hinted at in previous installments. The larger world of sorcery also opens up, and along with Whyborne, we find out there is more to learn than just spells in an old book.
Disclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. The cliffhanger at the end of book 2 in this trilogy, Escaping Solitude, left me frantic. Luckily, this installment picks up mere moments from where the previous left off and continues the story without missing a beat. This trilogy of novellas will make for aContinue reading “Review: Escaping Mortality (Escape #3) by Sara Dobie Bauer”
Cute story that was short and sweet. I’m not a huge fan of the “insta-love” trope in romances, but you can hand-wave it away here as a werewolf mating thing. Getting some background into the characters that I adore in The Sumage Solution was nice, however. The plot aspect of this story felt a bitContinue reading “Review: “Marine Biology” (San Andreas Shifters short story) by G.L. Carriger”
After reading the novella set in the same universe, I immediately purchased the author’s full-length novel. And while I enjoyed it for what it was, a paranormal romance with plenty of erotic moments, I wasn’t as blown away as I was by my first experience with Rice’s writing.
Often novellas either feel like a padded-out short story or a rushed novel. This was neither, giving all the background detail between each of the three main characters necessary to make the next step in their relationship feel natural and inevitable. Additionally, the supernatural element of the story blended seamlessly with the relationship arc betweenContinue reading “Review: The Flame (1001 Dark Nights/Desire Exchange novella) by Christopher Rice”
There’s nothing better than when a fabulous author is also a lovely person and friend. I’ve been hooked on Sara Dobie Bauer’s writing since I first read Bite Somebody, and her darker work is just as enticing. Today, I picked her brain about her latest release, Escaping Exile. ABOUT THE BOOK Andrew is a vampire fromContinue reading “Author Interview with Sara Dobie Bauer”
Disclaimer: I received an electronic advanced reader copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review; I consider the editor and some of the contributors friends. Normally I keep my short story reviews, well, short, and only call out two books when I review anthologies (favorite story and story I’d like to see expandedContinue reading “Review: Born to Love Wild edited by Cara McKinnon”
BORN TO LOVE WILD A Paranormal Romance Short Story Anthology from Stars and Stone Books Featuring: USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass, Cara McKinnon, Sheri Queen, Pepper McGraw, M.T. DeSantis, Read Gallo, J. Bigelow, and Andie Biagini. Preorder Now Kindle | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play Traci Douglass – “Blood Strong: A Blood Ravagers Novella”Continue reading “Book Spotlight: Born to Love Wild“