Urban Fantasy Romance

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Magic Binds

When my children were small, we were Harry Potter fanatics.  We counted down the days until the next book was due to be released.  We attended midnight themed parties on that red letter day.  We had Harry Potter trivia contests in the car on long trips.  In other words, we were obsessed.  I fee ...

B-
Skinwalker

For readers who like Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels books and Patricia Briggs’ shapeshifter tales featuring Mercy Thompson, Faith Hunter has crafted an engaging paranormal/urban fantasy series based on the main character of one Jane Yellowrock, the last known skinwalker and vampire hunter extraor ...

B
Dragos Goes to Washington

It is always fun when an author treats her fans to something extra; a character interview, a deleted scene or even an extended epilogue available only on their website. These small tidbits make the reading experience that much more enjoyable as we get more information about people and places we love ...

B+
Bound By Night

Vampire romances have become passé in recent years, falling out of favor for new and shiny creatures such as demons, angels, werewolves, and the like. Post-Twilight the sub-genre has become rife for mockery and parody and, given some of what has been published, for good reason. I’m pleased to say ...

B-
Never Deal With Dragons

At RWA, I heard Never Deal With Dragons described as a debut combining urban fantasy with a touch of humor. While I'll admit to suffering from a bit of series fatigue, I do have a soft spot for unique-sounding urban fantasy and so I tried this one out of curiosity. While there was a critical piece o ...

C
Lover at Last

After slogging through six hundred pages of nothing much happening except for the cynical additions of several characters and story arcs, I am officially through with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Lover at Last was supposed to be the highly anticipated culmination of the m/m romance that has been br ...

B+
Rising Darkness

Fans of Thea Harrison's Elder Races series will be surprised if they're expecting her new Game of Shadows series to be anywhere near similar. Rising Darkness, the first book in the new series, is, well, dark, y'all - emotionally affecting, creepy-delicious, D-A-R-K dark. It's also technically impecc ...

B
Lord's Fall

Narrated by Sophie Eastlake I must admit when I first heard that Lord’s Fall featured, once again, Pia and Dragos as the main characters, I was kind of worried. Partly my concern was the tension – could it be maintained in a story where the pair already had an HEA? But mostly, it was because ...

B
Master of Darkness

If you saw a book described as being about King Arthur, warlocks, sorcerers, and Avalon, what kind of book would you expect? Probably the same thing that I would and we would both be way off in the case of Master of Darkness. In the description it did say that there were werewolves involved, so I ...

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Lover Reborn

A friend asked me how I can review books and whether or not doing so destroyed my enjoyment of the story. She suggested that concentrating on the ins and outs would take too much away from the story and ruin the reading experience. To me, that is what makes the difference between a good book and a g ...