Maggie Shayne, Twilight Begins

Maggie Shayne, Twilight Begins

Series: Wings in the Night, 1 & 2 My rating: 3 of 5 stars Okay I liked the characters and, yes, I will continue following this series, but, lord, must it be so very melodramatic!?? The number of times I’ve rolled my eyes as I read… Twilight Phantasies introduces us to four of the main characters: Eric, Tamara, Roland, and Jamey as it unfolds the background of Shayne’s vampiric culture and their battle with DPI and its obsessed scientists. Also revealed is the truth of Tamara’s upbringing and the critical bond between her and Jamey and with Eric. Shayne’s vampires are of the kind variety with a secondary task as guardians which they are compelled to perform. Twilight Memories brings a character, Rhiannon, mentioned in Phantasies to the fore with tales of her history as an Egyptian princess. Wow, just the thought of seeing all that history unfold let alone living through it… This particular story takes place at Roland’s family castle in France and revolves around Roland and Rhiannon who each refuse to acknowledge the love they have for each other as they desperately attempt to save Jamey from the clutches of DPI and Curtis Rogers. With a little […]

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Book Review: Sherri L. King’s Manaconda

Book Review: Sherri L. King’s Manaconda

by Kathy Davie Series: Trek Mi Q’an (Sacred Eden)               Horde Wars, 4 (Devilish Dot) My rating: 1 of 5 stars Don’t. Don’t go here. Don’t read this book. My only excuse is my obsession for reading everything an author has produced… King’s Sacred Eden was okay. Hokey. Over the top. But okay. An interesting story concept. Lora Leigh’s Knight Stalker was also over the top albeit also with an interesting story concept. If she could tone down the panting, melodramatic exaggeration it could be good. Jaid Black. What can I say. The woman can’t write and Devilish Dot was just embarrassing to read. I sure hope Black uses a pseudonym.

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Kelley Armstrong, Living with the Dead

Kelley Armstrong, Living with the Dead

Series: Women of the Otherworld, 9 My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is another story revolving about Hope and Karl only this time they’re in LA with some interaction from the Nast Cabal. Robyn, a human friend of Hope’s, her beloved husband shot 6 months earlier, has moved to LA to act as a publicist to a Paris Hilton-wannabe, Portia, hoping to lose herself in her work. Hope has arrived in LA to help only for the three of them to get caught up in Portia’s murder. The detective on the case sees ghosts but doesn’t know about the supes. The actual murderer is a psychopathic clairvoyant willing to kill anyone who gets in her way. And there’s a secret community of clairvoyants hoping to stay out of everyone’s way. Robyn is running like made making stupid decisions, getting people killed and it’s so frustrating in that neither Hope nor Karl can tell Robyn about the supernaturals around her but it would sure make it easier to protect her! What is this chick’s problem?? She’s got a phone. She knows Adele is the killer. Call Finn!!! And why is it that every woman has to go running off to […]

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Kelley Armstrong, Personal Demon

Kelley Armstrong, Personal Demon

Series: Women of the Otherworld, My rating: 4 of 5 stars Personal Demon started out so lightheartedly…and then the end. Oh lord, it was intense. This romance revolves around Hope Adams, the chaos demon, who reports for a national rag while investigating for the Council and Karl Marsden, the once-renegade werewolf. Desperate to be out from under the obligation of owing Benicio Cortez a favor for his past help to her and Karl, Hope has to infiltrate a gang in Miami for which she refuses to contact Karl for help. Since the morning after their passionate Valentine’s night when he shattered her with his cold words, Hope wants nothing more to do with him. Even knowing she can’t trust a cabal man, Hope is still shocked by what Benicio intends and the real plans of the gang. Plans that involve Lucas and Paige’s futures as well. View all my reviews

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