Friday, 16 March 2018

Review: Rare Stakes (Urban Fantasy) by Michelle Fox 5 of 5 stars

Rare Stakes (Urban Fantasy) Rare Stakes (Urban Fantasy) by Michelle Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amelia (Mel) Larson is an FBI agent with an additional skill - she is a psychic which she uses to help solve cases. Her success rate is impressive but her latest case may well turn out to be her hardest - a Dracula copycat that pulls her into an underworld where not every killer is human.

I loved this story. Mel was strong and feisty while undeniably human with had real emotions and feelings. I enjoyed the story and how she coped and struggled with the non-human characters she encountered. Well told and everything was very clear and easy to feel and understand.

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Review: Colliding Hearts by Eva Chase 5 of 5 stars

Colliding Hearts Colliding Hearts by Eva Chase
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jeremy Keane is telekinetic and to protect himself is constantly on the run, never staying too long and never using his powers. However when he saves a woman's life she has the most amazing brown eyes and even though he knows he should immediately run, he can't resist this persistent woman. Grace Trevell has had to cope with he mother abandoning her and now her grandmother dying. She knows she needs to make friends and have a new life but when the gorgeous guy saves her life she can't let him (and his secrets) go. So when some rather persistent researchers start sniffing around after Jeremy and his family he knows he needs to leave - however Grace has already stolen his heart and they are now determined to use her to capture him.

Wow - I loved this story. It had mystery, drama and danger all wrapped up with supernatural abilities and a spot of romance. It was well written and I could feel and empathise with all the thoughts and feelings of the characters. It was a great start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next instalment in the story.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Review: The Fifth Moon's Assassin by Monica La Porta 5 of 5 stars

The Fifth Moon's Assassin The Fifth Moon's Assassin by Monica La Porta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dragon let his soulmate Jade leave Solaria in order to try and hide her from those that want to kill her. However it has assigned them both to a painful hell - can he live without her, can she forget about him and can Dragon find her before their enemies find her first?

A dramatic instalment in the story around Dragon and Jade (who he met in the previous book). My heart ached for them as they faced an impossible scenario, which then transformed into a need to give him a hug while giving her a shake! Lots of drama and danger in this story based in another world. I enjoyed the different story elements that created the whole story of Jade and Dragon. Everything was well told and described so that I could feel and empathise for the characters and their issues that were encountered as part of the story. It helps to have read the previous book although I think you could read it stand alone too.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Review: Nikolai by Marissa Farrar 4 of 5 stars

Nikolai Nikolai by Marissa Farrar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nikolai Petrov is a Russian vampire that now lives in London and gives in to his maker and attends a business meeting in a shady nightclub run by werewolves. He is then hit but an insatiable need for blood and sex and a delicious scent is picked up by him - it is his bloodmate (Lauren) and she desperately needs help. However another vampire has paid to buy her as she isn't completely human. Can he find her and bond with her before the Thirst takes over and sends him mad?

This was a roller-coaster of a chase to find her and then protect her from the buyer. There was plenty of action and drama in the story of how Nikolai and Lauren met and became mates. Nice story with some great touches like her not being fully human and the buyer.

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Review: Fluidus Rising: A YA Paranormal Novel: by Margo Ryerkerk 5 of 5 stars

Fluidus Rising: A YA Paranormal Novel: Fluidus Rising: A YA Paranormal Novel: by Margo Ryerkerk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sierra Reeves lives with her gran and is graduating high school when something happens and she is torn away by her gran where she is told that everything she knew up to now is a lie and she is actually a rare supernatural with special powers called a Fluidus. Suddenly they are on the run and trying to stay away from the Ardere Regency and a rebel group called Culpatus. They arrive in Savannah, Georgia and hide out with the help and protection of handsome Ardere marshal Gavin McLoughlin. She starts to explore her powers under Gavin's guidance when her location is discovered and a murderer strikes. Sierra will have to use all her skills just to stay alive.

I loved the idea behind this story and the world of the supernaturals created by the author. Everything seemed to sit together well and made sense. I liked the relationship between Sierra and Gavin and the various complications and events involved in the way it developed. I could feel the emotions involved in some of the events described in the story and was able to have empathy for the characters involved. It was a great start to the series and I can only hope it carries on being this good as the story develops.

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Monday, 12 March 2018

Review: The Playboy God by Erin Hayes 5 of 5 stars

The Playboy God The Playboy God by Erin Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Damien Eros is a matchmaker for the elite and is damn good at it - he should be - he really is Eros the Greek God of Love. His trusty PA Maxine Galloway is a single mother and she keeps him in line. However when someone tries to destroy his reputation and business he pays her to be his fake fiancee to fix his public image. Surprisingly she accepts, and then she is surprised when he isn't the bad boy he appeared to be. It can't go any further - neither believes in love so it's just never going to happen - or is it?

This is a lovely light read that was a charming take on the boss/employee fake engagement theme. The characters were very vibrant and alive, I could empathise with them and their situation, plus I ended up rooting for Damien hoping that he would get a HEA. It was well written and really enjoyable.

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

Review: Forevermore by C.C. Wood 5 of 5 stars

Forevermore Forevermore by C.C. Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ava Amaris is a witch and Ewan Macgrath is a vampire with a bizarre similarity - they both woke up one day cursed with no idea who they were and where they came from. Both have done their best to make a life for themselves. They have to join forces to defeat a powerful witch who appears to know everything about them (including who they were) and is determined to destroy them and take their powers. They also seem to be connected, Ewan feels that Ava is his mate, and they need to work together to remove their curse - even though there is a risk if they go too fast it could destroy them.

Wow - there was just so much drama and excitement in this story. I couldn't put it down, read far too late into the night and found myself reading faster and faster as I was dying to know what happened next. Well written and I could put myself into their places and feel all their thoughts and emotions. Great story and delightful characters that I could get behind and root for.

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