Urban Fantasy Romance

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Faefever

While I enjoy urban fantasy, I’m always aware that it’s a genre that will often lack a HEA and is sometimes written in first person, something I can find annoying. Faefever has both of those characteristics, and, though I found reading it occasionally frustrating, I was captivated. MacKayla L ...

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Immortals: The Redeeming

I've enjoyed Jennifer Ashley's historical romances, as well as the historical novel she wrote as part of the Laurien Gardner team. When this versatile author turned her hand to the paranormal Immortals series, I knew I would have to read it. Immortals: The Redeeming is a steamy romance and, while I ...

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The Wild Road

Late last year I discovered Marjorie M. Liu's Dirk and Steele series, and read all but one of the full-length books and her short story from the Dark Dreamers anthology. That short story introduced a family of gargoyle brothers into the author's urban fantasy romance world, and added one to the rank ...

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Walk on the Wild Side

A couple of years ago I read, and loved, Christine Warren's She's No Faerie Princess. After finishing her latest, however, I have a strong contender for one slot in my ballot for AAR's 2008 Annual Reader's Poll. Unfortunately, that slot is Most Disappointing read. This latest entry in The Others se ...

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The Last Twilight

I already had a Dirk and Steele novel in my tbr pile, so I was happy for the chance to review The Last Twilight , the most recent installment in this unique series. Luckily, the story stands on its own, so I wasn’t lost. In fact, the hints of backstory, mixed with the success of this book, only en ...

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Immortals: The Awakening

When I realized that the author of the third book in the Immortals fantasy/paranormal series was the same Joy Nash who wrote two books set in the unusual and not often used time period of the Roman Empire, I boo-hoo'd a bit at the loss of another historical romance author to the paranormal romance b ...

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Howl at the Moon

This is one of those books that almost hit the wall more than a few times. The heroine behaves badly. The hero behaves badly. And, to make matters worse, much of the action involves characters who don’t even merit the slightest development since I already supposedly know and love them from prev ...

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Lover Unbound

To begin, if you haven’t read any of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series and you plan to start, please don’t read any further because this review does contain series spoilers. Still here? Let’s get to the big question: Does J.R. Ward deliver on the Vishous book? From my perspectiv ...

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Immortals: The Darkening

I wouldn’t call this book a romance per se; the author deems it a "sort of an urban fantasy". While technically the hero and heroine have their happy ending, they both have other partners at points in the book, and spend much of their time running from crisis to crisis at a frantic pace. This is t ...

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Soul Song

While this book says it’s a Dirk & Steele romance, Soul Song is only very loosely connected with the other books in this series, so if you are looking for more of a tie in with past characters, you won’t find it here. Still, as more of a stand alone novel, this had fun characters and a quick ...