Reviews by Bev Forehand-Anderson

C+
Bite Me If You Can

Spring is the best time for romances. With the days growing longer and the weather fluctuating between downpours and mild days, you can’t go wrong with a steamy love story. For me, paranormal romances are a guilty pleasure, but just because I enjoy crème brulee doesn’t mean I’d pass up a ha ...

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Twilight Magic

Twelfth century England has always been one of my favorite historical time periods, so when I saw that Twilight Magic was set in 1145 during the civil war between Empress Matilda and King Stephen, I thought it was probably worth a shot. Fortunately, Anton's latest is a good romance, as well as an hi ...

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ErinSong

(Ms. Groe now writes as Mia Marlowe) Winter days just cry out for reading romance. When I’m sitting at home looking out on a day of fog, snow, or icy rain, for me there’s no greater treat than settling in with a fiery romance. When I picked up Erinsong, it was about noon and so gray it looked l ...

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Shards of Crimson

Anthology
I’ve been a fan of the Crimson City series since Liz Maverick’s first tale, so I looked forward to diving into Shards of Crimson. After all, what’s not to like? It’s four tales set in a world of filled with eternal love, unbridled lust, and edge-of-your-seat excitement and peopled with a c ...

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Valley of Silence

This is my first Nora Roberts novel, and, after having read it, I can definitely see why she’s a perennial bestseller. Her writing is crisp, her characters vivid and compelling, and her romance utterly and hopelessly bittersweet. With a story that is fantastic, while at the same time very real a ...

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Inferno

I have to admit I’m a sucker for paranormal romances and, if you throw in a little SF, you pretty much have me hooked. Set in a post-apocalyptic world infested with cannibals, vampires, and those out for a fast buck, Inferno is softened by very real and human characters. Although the main protagon ...

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The Snow Dogs of Lost Lake

Although Foxglove Corners may be covered in snow, school-teaching sleuth Jennet Greenway’s mind is focused on spring and her upcoming marriage. And, with Christmas only a few weeks away, Jennet looks forward to spending time with her fiancé, Crane, as well as friends and family. But her perfect C ...

B+
She's No Faerie Princess

I have a soft spot for fairy tales. I guess I’ve been a sucker for them since I was a kid being tucked in at night with a couple of Grimm’s classics for bedtime fare. So, combining fairy tales and steamy romance is always a winner in my book.And, as the title implies, She’s No Faerie Princ ...

C+
Sex and the Single Ghost

I’m a junkie for paranormal romance and for Sex in the City, so let’s just say the title intrigued me. After all, how can you go wrong combining dating, sexy singles, and the paranormal, right? And, had Tawny Taylor stuck to a solely paranormal romance premise, I think this book would have defin ...

C+
Dead End Dating

Having read a lot of vampire romps and paranormal romances in general, I guess I started Dead End Dating with certain expectations. The title and the cover have a certain MaryJanice Davidson or Charlaine Harris feel, so I settled back for a tale of love and lust with a little comedy thrown in for go ...