Urban Fantasy Romance

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Within the Flames

One advantage that romance series have over other genre series is that they can change up the characters. While the Harry Potter books require a deft writer who can show us both character growth and story progression, a romance author can introduce a new couple every novel and only minimally progres ...

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True Colors

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In general, I hate novellas. The romance happens instantly, the plot is rushed, the story gets lost in the action. With Thea Harrison’s new eNovella, True Colors, all of this is still true. But for once, the plot is designed to fit well into space of a novella and so those things all work together ...

C
Dead Reckoning

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When readers must wait an entire year for a new entry in a beloved series, the pressure is on the author to deliver a book that will leave her readers satisfied and primed for the next installment. After reading Dead Reckoning, sad to say, I am neither. The plot in this one is waaa ...

B
Lover Unleashed

I've been following the Black Dagger Brotherhood since the beginning. For me they peaked with Lover Awakened; Zsadist and Bella just had that perfect mix of angst and passion that has made me read every scene in which they appear over and over. But while those two (and John Mathew/Xhex) are front ru ...

B+
Shadowfever

As I pondered how to the write this review, I felt stymied because this is the book many readers have been anticipating for nearly six years as the culmination of the Fever series. My problem, as I write, is that everything seems like a spoiler simply because everything answers a question, while at ...

B+
Dreamfever

As Winston Churchill once said: It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. I am, of course, referring to what exactly is happening in the Fever series. When last we left our intrepid heroine, Mac, she had become the consort/prisoner of the Unseelie Princes. Unfortunately, these gentleme ...

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Lover Awakened

Favorite Romance Audiobook Poll Winner - First place - Favorite Paranormal Romance Audiobook 2011 Narrated by Jim Frangione Although I’m generally not a fan of vampire romance, I’ve now read (or listened to) Lover Awakened five times (a personal record). Declaring that it is a romance favo ...

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Lover Mine

You know the oft-repeated sentiment that J.R. Ward’s books are like crack? I may be ready to check into rehab. This one feels overstuffed with multiple storylines, highlights the author’s problems in creating compelling women, and frequently left me with a WTF expression on my face ...

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Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf is a book that I could best sum up as meh. It’s got a lot of sex and fighting in it, but the heroine, Missy Roper is quite a pale and meek character. I guess when you end up as the Mate to an alpha Lupine male, you can’t be too feisty or you might end up as lunch. ...

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Lover Avenged

More than most books, I think, this one isn’t going to change any minds. If you’re expecting to like it, you will. If you’re not, then you probably won’t.  And, yep, to put to rest an issue that’s still out there, this first hardcover in the author’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series d ...