Psychic Romance

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Ocean's Echo

My deepest thanks to the commenters who recommended Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell in some of our Best of 2022 posts. Thanks to you, I not only got a great read, but I got to it in time for my own Best of list! Tennalhin Halkana (Tennal) lives at the mercy of his own brain. A powerful reader, ...

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Lord of the Last Heartbeat

May Peterson’s début novel, Lord of the Last Heartbeat, is an intricately constructed gothic fantasy with an intriguing storyline, set in a world that reminded me somewhat of eighteenth century Italy where dark secrets lurk behind the scenes, political backstabbing is rife and influential familie ...

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Spellbound

When I first heard about Spellbound, I couldn’t wait to read it.  Love.  Magic.  Queer.  Paranormal.  Suspense.  Prohibition-era Manhattan.  First in a series.  Friends, the author had me at “Love”.  I couldn’t ask our publisher for this book fast enough!   Ms. Therin, in her publi ...

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Slave to Sensation (#58 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 2006 This is the first book I've read by Nalini Singh, but it won’t be my last. I kept wishing that work would stop interrupting my reading time...isn’t a three hour lunch acceptable these days? The author created an all-around terri ...

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Insight

I’m a Santino Hassell fan, and though I don’t read much paranormal romance, I confidently opened Insight assuming I would love it. Yet while the book is compelling and entertaining, the balance of romance/paranormal/thriller didn’t thrill me.  The first half of the book is a teasing, slow-bur ...

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Blow Down

Blow Down is another delightful, witty episode in the lives of Tom Paretski, the slightly psychic plumber, and his new fiancé, P.I. Phil Morrison. Death is what happens while you’re making other plans. I loved this murder mystery and devoured its character driven plot with glee. J.L. Merrow ...

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No Conventional Miss

I think I've just found my fun read for Halloween. No Conventional Miss is a pleasant debut with just a touch of the supernatural to it. It's rough around the edges in a few spots, but still a very worthy read. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDate ...

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Defiance

Defiance is the third installment in Shelly Crane's Significance series. It picks up where Accordance left off, something I appreciate. I hate feeling like I've missed things in the time between books. This part of the review can’t help but contain some spoilers for the first two books in the s ...

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The Firebird

I have only a handful of absolute favorite writers and Susanna Kearsley is one of them. Her novels The Shadowy Horses and Winter Sea top my DIK list. When I learned that this novel combined characters from each of those books I nearly swooned from joy. Nicola Marter has always had the ability to ...

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The Mystery Woman

I have read a few of Amanda Quick’s Arcane Series books and while entertaining, those paranormal historicals were just above average for me. I have always preferred her straight historical romances. This second book in her Ladies of Lantern Street was a much better paranormal and just barely misse ...