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The Kraken King

The Iron Duke is #80 on AAR’s Top 100 Romances (2013), but in my opinion, The Kraken King, the fourth book in the series, is even better. Zenobia Fox is the author of the novels starring her adventurer brother Archimedes, but these books have made her a ransom target for people seeking to extor ...

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Defy the Stars

The planet Genesis has tried to secede from Earth’s ring of colony planets in order to create an ethical, environmental and religious utopia, but Earth isn’t letting it go without a fight. Thirty years earlier, a vicious war ended in stalemate, but the conflict has resumed. Noemi Vidal is one of ...

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Almost a Scandal

Sally Kent’s brother Richard lets the family tradition down when instead of joining the Navy, he escapes to the clergy. So it’s Sally, who’s got the family saltwater blood, who dons midshipman’s blues and sets sail on the Audacious just before Trafalgar. She finds herself under the supervisi ...

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Dark Horse

Narrated by Christina Delaine  Quite a few of my fellow reviewers have raved about Michelle Diener's Class 5 series. So, when the audio version of Dark Horse, the first book in the series, became available for review, I was eager to give it a listen. I'm pleased to report the story was everythi ...

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Dark Minds

This is the third book in Michelle Diener’s Class 5 series. The story of Imogene Peters, a character we learned of in Dark Deeds, this novel chronicles the fate of the remaining two Class 5 Tecran warships and the final human captive taken by those ships. The series as a whole is perhaps the very ...

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Out of Frame

Megan Erickson’s Out of Frame is the third book in her marvellous In Focus series. The author continues the series’ road-trip theme, but this time sets the majority of the plot on board a cruise ship during Spring Break. This rite of passage for American students is a bit of a mystery to the Bri ...

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Dark Horse

When I picked up this book to refresh my memory before writing my review I found myself rereading the whole thing. A rare space adventure romance this is a completely enthralling story about courage, love and the indomitable human spirit that the best of us convey. Just call it the Unbroken of the r ...

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Seize the Fire

I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I’d finished reading this book. There’s no way to do it justice in couple of paragraphs, but there’s no question that in Sheridan Drake, Ms Kinsale has created one of the most complex, compelling heroes – should that be anti-heroes? – I’ve ever re ...

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Break Out (2014 reissue of 2011 book)

A spaceship is not normally where I would think to find a vampire. As Break Out opens, our hero, Ricardo Sanchez, vampire, is running for his life from religious zealots. Of course, this wouldn’t be particularly unusual for a vampire in a paranormal romance, but the reader quickly finds out tha ...

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Lord of the Sea

I just had the kind of month that just wasn’t good for reading. You probably know how it is - kids this, work that, family obligations here and something else going on there. So it took me awhile to really get into Lord of the Sea. Once I got into it, though, I really got into it. This one is defi ...