Paranormal Romance

C
Shadow of Night

When I read A Discovery of Witches I was enamored with the characters and conflict. Imagine my disappointment though when the second novel in the All Souls trilogy turned out to be dull as dirt for the most part and left me with far more questions than answers. Shadow of Night picks ...

B+
Styxx

How does an author make lovable a character that in previous books proved himself to be an arrogant, jealous, brutal sociopath that victimized his own family? Until I read Styxx I argued that it couldn't be done, but Sherrilyn Kenyon pulled it off in amazing fashion. Styxx is going t ...

B-
Midnight's Kiss

I read the first two or three books in Donna Grant’s Dark Sword series and thought I would easily slip into her current offering of Midnight’s Kiss. I did not realize that there were about ten books between where I left off and Midnight’s Kiss. That did make it a little difficult to get into ...

C+
Blood Warrior

When I read Wendy Clyde’s AAR review for Caged Warrior, the first book in Lindsey Piper’s Dragon Kings series, I was so intrigued I picked up a copy and dove right in. I enjoyed it immensely and was thrilled for the chance to read and review the follow up story, Blood Warrior. I wish I could say ...

A-
Guardian Demon

I can't say I would happily die tomorrow, but if I did, I could rest a little easier in the knowledge that Michael from Meljean Brook's Guardian series finally got his well-deserved HEA, and that one of my favorite series ended on high note. Guardians are super-powered humans, conscri ...

C
Werewolf in Alaska

Have you ever read a book—one that everyone else around you loved—and hated it? Whenever that happens to me I’m stuck staring at the book once I’ve finished, thinking back and wondering, “What do they see in it?” It’s as though the rest of the world understands something about humor or ...

D
Affliction

I have read all the Anita Blake books. All of them. I really enjoyed the first ones, where Anita is battling against what she wants, and who she wants, and who she is. Where the bad guys make sense, and she has to really fight, to use all the resources at her disposal to win. When did that stop happ ...

B-
MacRieve

While I know that an author's muse can't always take their story where the readers would prefer to go, I have to admit that I was firmly in the camp with Kresley Cole fans who were predisposed to, if not dislike, at least like Macrieve less than the previous books in the Immortals After Dark series. ...

B+
The Firebird

I have only a handful of absolute favorite writers and Susanna Kearsley is one of them. Her novels The Shadowy Horses and Winter Sea top my DIK list. When I learned that this novel combined characters from each of those books I nearly swooned from joy. Nicola Marter has always had the ability to ...

C+
Demon Hunting in the Deep South

When reading romantic comedy I tend to draw a distinction between that which is silly fun and that which is just plain silly. This book straddles the line between the two as far as I’m concerned. Some of it worked for me, but some of it did not. If you ever find yourself in Hannah ...