Reviews by Louise VanderVliet

D+
For the Love of a Goblin Warrior

The concept is promising - Goblins cursed to walk the Shadowlands until redeemed by the love of their soul mates - but it is such a shame to see that this series could not fulfill the promise of the debut novel. The Goblin King was a great start, but the last book is unfortunately not a strong endin ...

C
Seducing Mr. Knightly

I really tried to love this book. I had heard it was very funny and an enjoyable read. But for me, it just never pulled me in and the story was only lackluster.         Annabelle is one of the Writing Girls, a group of female writers that were hired by the editor of the London Weekly ...

B+
Last Kiss Goodnight

Generally, I don’t like SciFi books, but since I am a huge Showalter fan, I thought I would give this one a try. Though it had just about everything I hate – circus story, aliens, alternate earth reality – I still devoured this book because Showalter is a master story teller!        ...

B-
Demon's Curse

As a fan of paranormal and historical romances, I was very intrigued by the new series by Alexa Egan that combines the two genres. Though this is the first in the series and not a great book, the series shows a lot of potential.        There is a very dark tone that pervades Demon’s C ...

D
Heart of Atlantis

I am starting to get a little tired of series that start out strong but fizzle their way down to a finale. For me, the Warriors of Poseidon started with a lot of good potential, but this series finale was almost insulting.  I am a sucker for a good angst story. The longer a couple has denied t ...

C
Touch of Steel

I have never read a steampunk book before this one. As a lover of paranormals, I thought it was about time I gave it a try, and my first foray was with Ms. Cross’s Touch of Steel.         Claire Brooks in an American spy that works for the Company. Or at least she did until she felt ...

B-
Spellfire

Although this book could stand alone, it really needs to be read as a part of the series to be appreciated. If you have not read the other seven books in the Final Prophecy series, this is not the place to start. It would score much lower if it wasn’t appreciated as a part of a whole.     ...

C
Ember's Kiss

When I first saw this book as an option for a review book, I got very excited. I leapt at the chance since the series had been near the top of my TBR for a while. Maybe it should have stayed there a little longer to age to perfection, like fine wine.In Ember’s Kiss we meet Brandon, the relucta ...

B
King of the Damned

I have come to a point that I am pretty cynical about my paranormal romances and very picky. Only a select few move to that cherished shelf of favorites. So I rarely expect a new author to make that cut. But Juliana Stone’s League of the Guardians has secured itself a spot!         ...

B
Lord's Fall

It is not often that authors revisit the couples from a previous book. With Lord’s Fall, Harrison revisits her couple from the first book of the Elder Races series, Dragon Bound. Fans of that book will want to catch up on Dragos and Pia.         Dragos is the leader of the Wyr deme ...