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October 30, 2008

Review: The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

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The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

I had my 30th birthday a few months ago, and sometimes it seems amazing that I survived it.  After all, it seems that 30th birthdays in books are always distressing for some reason or another.  Usually it’s some sort of emotional trauma, but in “The Accidental Demon Slayer” by Angie Fox it’s a whole level of traumatic.

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Review: The Dragon Master by Allyson James

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The Dragon Master by Allyson James

Now where can I get a dragon of my own? Especially one that turns into a mouth-watering specimen of masculine beauty? Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to settle for Allyson James’ dragon men and her latest book “The Dragon Master.”

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October 20, 2008

Review: Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast

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Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast

“Goddess of the Sea” is my first foray into P.C. Cast’s ‘Goddess Summoning’ series about normal women transformed by their willingness to believe in the spark of the Feminine Devine that makes all women magical! But the series is not about witchcraft and crones and spells and such, rather it celebrates the female viewpoint and the joys to be found in the care of tending of beauty in whatever form it’s found, whether it’s nature, art, or humanity.

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October 16, 2008

Review: The Dragon Earl by Jade Lee

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The Dragon Earl by Jade Lee

I’m not sure if Jade Lee meant the opening scene in her latest “The Dragon Earl” to be hysterically funny or if it’s just me. But as soon as I began picturing the scene in my head I couldn’t stop giggling. The lavish society wedding of a future Earl interrupted…by 3 Chinese monks in robes. The scandal! Can’t you just see the oh-so-proper upper class British nobility snobs? Too delicious.

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October 15, 2008

Review: Countdown by Michelle Maddox

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Countdown by Michelle Maddox

Did you go crazy for the Matrix with Keanu Reeves? Can you believe in a post-apocalyptic world of altered existence? Do reality shows thrill you? Then maybe you should sign up to be a viewer for Michelle Maddox’s new show depicted in her book “Countdown.” This story is a thrill a minute rocket ride of action and suspense with a bit of romance thrown in.

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October 14, 2008

Review: Where There’s Fire by Maureen McKade

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Where There's Fire by Maureen McKade

Another tortured hero served up for our delectation! “Where There’s Fire” is my first contemporary romantic suspense by Maureen McKade. I didn’t realize that I had recently read one of her historical romance novels until I was typing this review and my fingers remembered the name. Then, of course, I had to check out why and bingo! Now, I find myself comparing her writing styles and realizing that there are many similarities. Not so strange, I guess, but still. A serial arsonist turned murderer, a twisted pimp, a drug-addicted ‘ho, and in the middle of it all one female cop and one mysterious man.

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October 11, 2008

Review: Beware a Scot’s Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries

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Beware a Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries

My, my, my. Sexy highlanders in kilts! “Beware a Scot’s Revenge” is another winner in Sabrina Jeffries ‘School for Heiresses’ series. Ms Jeffries provides another enticing glimpse into the late Regency period in Scotland–with a braw and rowdy highland laird, a Scottish ‘princess’ who yearns to return to her beloved homeland, and a 16-year-old tragedy that almost derails true love!

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October 9, 2008

Review: It Happened One Night by Stephanie Laurens, Jacquie D’Alessandro, Mary Balogh, and Candice Hern

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It Happened One Night by Stephanie Laurens, Jacquie D’Alessandro, Mary Balogh, and Candice Hern

I defy any historical romance reader to pass up an anthology with a writer lineup of Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacquie D’Alessandro, and Candice Hern. I certainly couldn’t…and didn’t. When I asked Quentin to let me review this one, I figured I’d have to fight, bribe, or play dirty to get it. But apparently, my stars are in proper alignment or something because when I opened my latest box, there it was.

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Review: Snowy Night with a Stranger by Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, and Julia London

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Snowy Night with a Stranger by Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, and Julia London

Ah, the joys of Christmas! Spending meaningful time and making memories with the ones that mean the most to you. But not everyone gets this picture-perfect Christmas. In “Snowy Night with a Stranger,” all three historical stories are written about individuals who end up spending Christmas somewhere they never expected to be. But thanks to the magic of romance, our ‘strandees’ find their perfect love in unexpected places. I can only imagine what wonderful stories these characters would have to tell their grandkids!

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October 8, 2008

Review: Intimate Beings by Jessica Inclan

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Intimate Beings by Jessica Inclan

The concept of one perfect ‘other’ for each person is a theme that has certainly been big lately. In most of the paranormal romances which are flooding the market these days, there’s a concept of a lifemate, other, mate, the ‘one’, etc and the paranormal creatures can smell, sniff, ‘know’, recognize, dream, etc that one individual meant for them. In Jessica Inclan’s latest, “Intimate Beings”, this theme is taken to a new and interesting level with the concept of a ‘twin’. A twin is your other half, and they have the nature and powers to ‘complete’ their respective twin. Do you think the huge popularity of paranormal romance novels these days is partially due to this true romantic dream of meeting the one true love that’s meant for you? Just something to think on.

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October 7, 2008

Review: Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom

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Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom

Shoes that bill and coo, and Monty Python’s rabid bunny slippers come to life! “Hex Appeal” by Linda Wisdom is a laugh out loud paranormal romance. With zany secondary characters and a Starbucks addicted witch in love with a smoldering, sexy vampire, this series has something for everyone. In “50 Ways to Hex Your Lover”, Jazz and Nick reunited to finally defeat a returned enemy. Now in “Hex Appeal” they’ll need to trust each other more than ever before to best whatever force is trying to either break them up or kill them.

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October 6, 2008

Review: Dating da Vinci by Malena Lott

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Dating da Vinci by Malena Lott

What do you do when your soul mate dies? Do you crawl into the grave with them? Live only for your children? How do you go on? How can you ever find the strength and courage to love romantically again? I must say that I’m not a chicklit reader. The few I have read were just a little too shallow for me. But that’s certainly not the case with “Dating da Vinci” by Malena Lott. In this book she takes on the life shattering experience of widowhood, and even if you don’t agree with the way her heroine deals with her circumstances, it’s a very pleasant and entertaining read.

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Review: Broken Pieces by Carla Cassidy

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Broken Pieces by Carla Cassidy

I have shivers running up and down my spine. I just finished “Broken Pieces” by Carla Cassidy and I really hope none of my stairs creak tonight or I’ll likely have a heart attack screaming my head off. If you like books that scare you and have you looking over your shoulder, this one will fit the bill.

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October 4, 2008

Review: Mistaken Mistress by Tessa Radley

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Mistaken Mistress by Tessa Radley

After a grueling day of reading and reviewing, I was happy to pick up “Mistaken Mistress,” a Silhouette Desire category romance by Tessa Radley. This story is part of her ‘Saxon Brides’ trilogy about a family of winemakers in New Zealand. This first book sets the stage and introduces the family.

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Review: Marriage, Manhattan Style by Barbara Dunlop

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Marriage Manhattan Style by Barbara Dunlop

“Marriage, Manhattan Style” is Barbara Dunlop’s latest Silhouette Desire release and the fourth book in the miniseries ‘Park Avenue Scandals’. Each story limns the tale of a resident of 721 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Other authors participating in this sexy contemporary series are: Maureen Child, Laura Wright, Jennifer Lewis, Emilie Rose and Anna DePaolo.

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