Vampires

B
Lover Unleashed

I've been following the Black Dagger Brotherhood since the beginning. For me they peaked with Lover Awakened; Zsadist and Bella just had that perfect mix of angst and passion that has made me read every scene in which they appear over and over. But while those two (and John Mathew/Xhex) are front ru ...

B-
Frostfire

I have heard a lot about Lynn Viehl's Kyndred series, but Frostfire was my first foray into her very complicated world of vampires, werewolves, and other paranormal beings. While readers who have read the previous books will probably not have any trouble with the setup, I found that I had to concent ...

B
Taken by Midnight

Taken by Midnight is eighth in Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. As this is my first of the series, my review may be drastically different from one who has read all the books. Lara Adrian did an excellent job of making the world of The Order come alive to a first-time reader. However, if I had read ...

C+
Jane and the Damned

Curiosity has led to some interesting reads in the past. In this case it was combination of an author I’ve heard to be unique and witty (Janet Mullany), writing about a subject I’m sick to death of (vampires), set in an overdone era (Regency), starring a heroine that made me think “oh good gra ...

B
Twice Bitten

I’ve enjoyed the Chicagoland Vampires since the first book, Some Girls Bite, and Twice Bitten is a solid installment in the series. The story flows well and the characters remain their interesting selves, although I was a little disappointed that the heroine, Merit, loses her nerve for a big chunk ...

B-
Insatiable

Another author has been seduced by creatures of the night. Insatiable is the first book of a new vampire series by Meg Cabot. While the premise of the story is rather familiar, and it’s getting a bit old to see more and more authors jump on the bandwagon, the book is well-written and I’m still i ...

B+
Demon Blood

In a way, Meljean Brook’s latest installment to her Guardian series reminds me of the grand tradition of oral mythology. It has the same epic quality, with myriad storylines, races, motives, and degrees of good and bad, and I read Demon Blood with the same breathless anticipation with which one mi ...

A
Dead Until Dark

Although I’ve heard the Sookie Stackhouse series praised for years, I was reluctant to dive in. I didn’t think I’d be interested in an open ended series with the possibility of more than one romantic hero. I want to read romance with just a side dish of adventure and I relish those solidly wra ...

D
and Falling, Fly

Regarding and Falling, Fly, all I can say is: Yes, the author can write. She can wield her wordsmith sword and create unnaturally long, grammatically correct sentences. But within these tortured words is a story about flat characters wallowing in angst and melodrama like professional Emo singers. It ...

A
Lover Awakened

Favorite Romance Audiobook Poll Winner - First place - Favorite Paranormal Romance Audiobook 2011 Narrated by Jim Frangione Although I’m generally not a fan of vampire romance, I’ve now read (or listened to) Lover Awakened five times (a personal record). Declaring that it is a romance favo ...