Books by Emma Holly

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The Lady Detective

I can make this review brief: If you’re already reading Emma Holly's Tales of the Djinn series, you may (may!) like this latest instalment, The Lady Detective. If you’re not, for heaven’s sake don’t start here - and I include this review in that statement. I cannot review this book without ...

B
Saving Midnight

Saving Midnight follows Breaking Midnight and Kissing Midnight in The Fitz Clare Chronicles. Since I haven’t read the first two books in the series, I was afraid I’d be totally at sea, but I was not as lost as I thought. Even so, I suspect that someone who has read the other books in the series ...

C+
Kissing Midnight

I'm a big – big – fan of Emma Holly who writes hot sex as well as great couples. I'm also a big – big – fan of stories in a series that stand on their own. They usually encompass a larger world of characters, but provide sufficient focus on two main ones. So when I read an Emma Holly series ...

A-
Fairyville

Emma Holly is just a pleasure to read. Sexy, erotic, hot, steamy, it’s true, but also smooth, considered, well-crafted, and oh-so-easy to read. Holly is one of those writers whose writing never gets in the way of the story. Fairyville, Arizona isn’t like other towns. Fairyvillers are alwa ...

B
Prince of Ice

Isn’t it great to come across a really erotic book with wonderfully real characters? Even when…um, the book is essentially a fairy tale. Though Holly sets up a semi-complicated mythology involving a demon race of superior creatures living in a remote area discovered by humans during the Victo ...

A
All U Can Eat

I love the uninhibited, laissez-faire feel of Emma Holly's erotica. The sensuality level is out of this world, but always in combination with an entertaining story, a HEA, and well-drawn, interesting protagonists. All U Can Eat is the kind of book I adore: a frivolous mix of romantic erotica and tra ...

D
The Demon's Daughter

The Demon's Daughter suffered from a serious identity crisis. It could never figure out whether it wanted to be Victorian, alternate reality, romance, or erotica. In the end it was just plain bad. I had to read this in short increments to keep my sanity. Perhaps if the alternate reality setting been ...

D-
Strange Attractions

When it comes to sensuality, Strange Attractions is beyond burning. Unfortunately it's also beyond boring. At one point, I realized that I was almost halfway thorough it and literally nothing had happened. Luckily, at about that point, there's a passage in which B.G. explains particle physics to the ...

B-
Cooking Up a Storm

First things first: Cooking Up a Storm is billed by the publisher (Cheek is an imprint of Virgin Books) as an "erotic romance," but it was previously published in 1998 by Black Lace (a line of erotica novels for women). There is a sex scene on page four and nearly every page thereafter contains eith ...

B+
Personal Assets

If you’re not familiar with Emma Holly’s name, you should be aware that her books are a bit different from other romance novels. Before moving into the historical romance arena, she wrote straight erotica for Black Lace, among other publishers. Classifying this book is difficult as it is more se ...