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BLAZE (a gargoyle shifter rockstar romance)


BLAZE: A GARGOYLE SHIFTER ROCKSTAR ROMANCE (Underground Encounters #6) by Lisa Carlisle is another great addition to the paranormal romance series based around VAMPS nightclub. These books are all romances, all have paranormal creatures and can be read...

Shenanigans


Funny and witty, Kandi Cain will bring a smile to a reader's face. Kandi's unfortunate first name is courtesy of her Christmas obsessed mother. Who names their child a stripper name? Luckily for Kandi, she is able to follow in her grandmother's footsteps...

Desperate Girls


DESPERATE GIRLS isn't a title I'd immediately associated with the blurb of the story and it became quite clear from the onset that the story is so much more than the rather irrelevant-sounding title. As a sort-of offshoot of Laura Griffin's Tracers series,...

Insatiable


Michelle Hazen's INSATIABLE was a powerful read and an emotional rollercoaster for me. While I was expecting the typical rock star romance, I didn't anticipate the level of turmoil and cathartic relief I had once I got to the end (yay for HEAs). Likes:...

Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen


Zoraida Grey is back. The craziness continues now that she has left Scotland and is back in the US and on another mission for Granny. Shea has come back with her but Zhu, her bestie, is still in danger and under the care of her evil cousin Michael. Add...

Spirit Fall


SPIRIT FALL is the first book in The Guardians series, and we start off with Malakai and Voni. Malakai is an immortal warrior who fights for good. Voni is a dancer, tormented by the death of her fiance. She plans to take her life as she simply cannot...

Soul Infection


A new series with questionable magic and magicians, the Scholomance school of magic shows up again. For readers who have read Black Cat Security, they may remember this magic school which is not as nice Hogswart and not for children. Tristan Todorov is...

Haka Ever After


HAKA EVER AFTER is the final book in the Sin Bin series, and it goes out on a high. Taine wants to marry Freddie more than anything. He is even prepared to brave Freddie's fathers, which trust me, is a big thing. Read their full story. You'll see what...

Torment


TORMENT takes dark and twisted to a whole new level, and the intensity level is off the charts. The story picks up where Regret left off, and I mean that literally. From the first sentence, we're right in the middle of the jaw-dropping cliffy from the...

A Cowboy's Sweetheart


A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART (Rodeo Academy Book 1) by Crista McHugh is a YA contemporary romance. To be honest, I requested this book by mistake because I am not interested in YA books, but this author pulled me in with her writing, setting and characters....

Just Pretend


5 friends to lovers stars for JUST PRETEND! Broadway star Logan Lance has been half in love with his BFF Hannah Montgomery for years, but he's too afraid to mess up a good thing, not to mention the whole 'repressing his feelings' thing. When Hannah,...

One More Round


Hot, nerdy gamer? Check. Woman with a secret? Check. Childhood friends to lovers? Lovers to enemies? A second chance? And a happily ever after? Check times 4. Gia never forgot her first love, Simon, but when she had to leave suddenly, she never said...

Regret


Holy Moly! REGRET pulls out all the feels from the very beginning. I expected the story to be dark, but it's also incredibly intense from the heartbreaking prologue to the very last page. I don't think Bella J has left an emotion out of this one and...

Breaking The Rules


Travis Holt has been busy recovering from a UFC injury and is now ready to grab the title. His focus is on his busy gym and getting back into fighting shape. He's got plenty of rules to follow. In BREAKING THE RULES, author Ember Leigh adds temptation...

Gabe's Revenge


GABE'S REVENGE is the second book in the McLeod Security series, and to be honest, I was confused for 90% of the book where McLeod Security actually fell in this story, although it all became clear. Lissa is the daughter of Andrini, a small time crook...

Ruthless


Wow, this was an amazing story. I really enjoyed the interplay between the present and the past, giving us greater insight into both Rebel and Ginger. As MC stories go, this one was well-crafted and highly enjoyable. The premise as to how the couple first...

Desperate Girls


It's official. I want to be Laura Griffin when I grow up. Of all the authors that I've read who write romantic suspense, she's the best in getting that right balance of heartstopping suspense, edge of your seat action and spine tingling romance. While...

Under Control


Since Shannon Stacey's books deals with firefighters finding their better halves, it's always a treat to find out who the unknown other half is in every book, as well as the very different story that Ms. Stacey tells for every one of them. For Derek...

Connecting Strangers


CONNECTING STRANGERS (Discovering Emily #1) by Rachel Carrington is a contemporary romance with an element of suspense. It is also the first in a series with a small cliffhanger to entice you to continue on in the series. Emily Jacobs is on the run...

Hall Pass for Life


HALL PASS FOR LIFE is the first book by Dorothea Lynne I have read. This is a contemporary romance with a dark theme--a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man. Although he is happy to have multiple affairs during their marriage, he...

Level Me Up


You've seen reference to it online, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend one of the ComicCons? Are you brave enough to dress up as one of your favorite characters? Are you even braver to wait in endless lines to gather autographs?...

Bittersweet Wreckage


IVY'S FAMILY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HER ONE AND ONLY Each one of us are supposed to have a singe mother and father. But what would you do if your father dies in a boat fire? Wouldn't and your mother have to continue living without him? Since you probably...

The Upside of Falling


4 falling stars for THE UPSIDE OF FALLING! His whole life, Colby Brooks has been focused on being a fighter pilot, and he's so close to achieving that goal. He has no time to focus on anything else...including women. But then he meets Rory. Rory Oaks...

Untamed Hearts


I have confessed numerous times to a fondness for historical romances. There's nothing like being swept up into a different time and place. In Colleen O'Connell's UNTAMED HEARTS, Jared King (you might swoon a little) is a man with a target on his back...

Whiskey Reveals


4 pirouetting stars for WHISKEY REVEALS. Living in the small PA town he grew up in suits newspaper owner Fox Collins. The only unfortunate thing is that he can't get his one night stand from a few months ago out of his mind! She haunts his dreams...

Mr. Tonight


5 snuggly stars for MR. TONIGHT! When Kate sees the tall, dark and handsome guy across the bar, she knows he's the perfect birthday gift to herself. After all, she's not looking for Mr. Right, she's looking for Mr. Tonight. Until his daughter catches...

The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci


When there's a love that spans the ages, it's easy to get swept up into the majestic backdrops of some of the most amazing periods in history. "Art historian Angela Renatus is haunted by dreams of Leonardo da Vinci and a mysterious painting of Giuliano...

Saving Jasmine


SAVING JASMINE is the first book in the Satan's Bears series, and we are quickly thrown into the story. Maisy is twenty-four years old, responsible for her younger sister, Jasmine. Maisy is the one on the straight and narrow, Jasmine, the wild child....

Watch the Skies


"Somewhere in Aster's brain a little voice was telling her how ridiculous this was. She had been doing this for years, trying to make contact. Now that she finally had she should be jumping at the chance to go back and try again. To explore, to communicate....

Forged in Flood


FORGED IN FLOOD is a standalone novel that is also a crossover (sort of) as it features Sarah and Remi from The Sin Bin series. Ivan, Wes, and Rolly were all involved in a drunk-driving accident that left them all with permanent problems and scars....

Wrapped Up in Stripes


Lions and tigers, oh my. What's a young lion shifter to do when her overbearing feline brothers block her every time she's interested in a boy? Why, take a shifter cruise with her BFF and have the time of her life. Likes: I really enjoyed how bossy...

Cold Blooded


Toni Anderson's poised writing is always finely balanced between intricate details, action and intriguing development--well, this is no different. But it's good to see COLD BLOODED starting afresh (either that, or I really can't seem to remember these...

Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story


Forbidden love...with a side of geek! Laurel misses her dad. He's always working and they don't get to spend time together anymore. That's what compels her to volunteer to work at her father's company for the summer. However, she starts to regret that...

Dangerous Currents


DANGEROUS CURRENTS by Katheryn Knight is a contemporary second chance romance with a suspense sub-plot. This book focuses more on the romance, past and present and the difficulties facing the H/h to get to their HEA than the suspense occurring in the...

Fangs & Fins


Vamps and mermaids? You don't see that every day. Ember's family has just doubled in size after her mother re-married, bringing Ember two new step-sisters. And she's just discovered that one of her new sisters is about to become her arch enemy. Well,...

Unidentified


UNIDENTIFIED is Anna Hackett's double romance within a novella, so make that 2 very short vignettes tucked neatly into a normal 'Hackett-sized' book. I'll admit that I have my doubts about the short length of each story, wondering how Ms. Hackett would...

Where I'll Find You


WHERE I'LL FIND YOU is a standalone novel about a young woman called Hadlee. Her life is full, with university studies, a job, living in shared accommodation, and a (very) un-supportive mother. The last thing she wants is a man in her life. However, Kaisen...

It's All About the Duke


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE is an enjoyable read with a delightful romance. The hero Rath is the usual alpha male rake but here, he's trying make amends for a wrong that he's committed years before, when he was younger. Marlena, on the other hand, is an independent...

The Depth of Love


555 stars for Ms. Akeroyd allowing us to be her emotional punching bag in THE DEPTH OF LOVE! When Luke Gray and Josh Henderson decided to have a baby, Gia Jefferson was the surrogate that blew into their lives like a tornado. Josh has known he was...

Cash Plays


CASH PLAYS is an outstanding third installment of a series that is delivering a great mystery plot, keeping the reader guessing and on the edge most of the time. It was a perfect mix of action, love and a serial killer who is taking justice in his hands. Levi...

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