Paranormal Romance

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Avenger's Angel

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I looked forward to Heather Killough-Walden's Avenger's Angel because I thought it might be as fun to read as her previous Big Bad Wolf series. Unfortunately it wasn't. I enjoy clearly drawn characters, and the cast of this book suffers from too much ambiguity. The premise is tha ...

C
Overbite

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Meg Cabot's Overbite confused me so much that I actually did something that I've long said I'll never do - read some else's review before I've written my own. First, the subject matter is so different from what we've come to expect from the author that I was extremely curious to see if other readers ...

B
Envy

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As I park my sitter on my rolling office throne and finger up to my lettered and clicky, I realize that I don't quite know how to cowboy up a grade, you feel me? I was hand-grenaded by J R Ward's latest pagey rectangle, but was continually Katrina'd from the story by the Citarum River of creative tu ...

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Must Love Lycans

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First person narrative is tricky for an author to pull off, in my opinion. I typically prefer more than one point of view in a story; however, there are times when first person works well to convey the depth of emotion a character is feeling. But if the main character from whose point of view the st ...

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Beauty Dates the Beast

Reading books like this debut makes reviewing a joy. Finding a promising new author is not only like getting an expensive box of hand-dipped Belgian chocolates and being assured none of the calories will transfer to you, but also that you can share them with the world. Ecstasy for a reviewer! Human ...

B
Dark Awakening

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Kendra Leigh Castle's Dark Awakening tells the story of Lily Quinn, a woman orphaned as an infant, who is adopted and reared in ignorance of all things paranormal. Tynan MacGillivray is the vampire/shapeshifter warrior sent to find someone like Lily to save his clan. Before Lily can help she has to ...

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Shadowman

From earlier books in this series we know that the powerful Fae known as Death fell in love with a human woman whose health was so fragile that she could see him in the Shadowlands. She named him Shadowman. This woman, who loved Shadowman, call him to her and together they created a half-breed child ...

C+
The Unquiet

Anthology
When I read the J.D. Robb paranormal anthologies, I am really in it for the Robb story. I suspect that’s true of most people. That said, usually I end up enjoying one or two of the others as well - sometimes even more than the Robb. This time the Robb was campy good fun, and the Langan and McComas ...

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Haunting Embrace

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I love it when publishers get their timing right. There is nothing like a good paranormal and a hot cup of tea or cocoa to brighten the month of October and the beginning of the Halloween season. This one with its druids, seers, ghosts, and haunted castle ruins is a real treat for those of us who wa ...

B
Serpent's Kiss

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Ms. Harrison’s latest addition to the Elder Races series made me wonder: What makes a good paranormal? I started making a list in my head and most of the qualities are common to all good books – decent characterization, sensible plot, etc. etc. However, three things did stick out for me specific ...