Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bitten By Books review of Louise Cooper's Star Ascendant: Book One in the Star Shadow Trilogy

MarnieCollette gave this novel 4.5 Tombstones.

"Star Ascendant is one of those books that you need to read every single word without distraction or you might miss a critical element...I thoroughly enjoyed this book...The plot of this novel is complex with several individual stories unfolding simultaneously.

If you are looking for a story that is simple and all tied up in a nice bow, Star Ascendant is not for you; however, if you want a read that draws you into a complex world wrought with political and religious intrigue, pick up Star Ascendant and you won’t be disappointed...Overall, I found this to be a thoroughly enjoying book that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and I can’t wait to read the next one, Eclipse."

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Bitten By Books review of Louise Cooper's Eclipse: Book Two in the Star Shadow Trilogy

MarnieCollette gave Louise's sequel 4 Tombstones.

"Once again, Louise Cooper has weaved a world that is complex and vivid. A world were Chaos rules.

It is an excellent continuation of the story that Ms. Cooper has begun in her first novel. I really appreciated her development of Andraia and Kaldar...I am interested to see how Ms. Cooper brings the story to its grand ending in the last book of the trilogy. I will admit I am intrigued to see how this all ends."

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Susanne Marie Knight's ForEvver

Orchid gave Susanne's paranormal romance 4.5 Books.

"ForEvver had a mixture of intrigue, adventure and romance. It was a very entertaining book and a pleasant read. The threads of the book intertwined perfectly...

I enjoyed reading this book and originally picked it because I was intrigued by the title. I immediately thought spelling mistake, but I was wrong. The title fit the book perfectly. A nice play on words. Well done Ms Knight, definitely a book to snuggle up with."

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seriously Reviewed reivew of Jane Bierce's That Special Someone

The reviewer gave this sweet holiday tale a rating of 7 for the story and a rating of 8 for the presentation, giving this novel a total of 15.

"I have to say that I did enjoy watching these two try to deal with the emotions they were feeling while trying to maintain a good working relationship and follow the rules. Complete with good secondary characters and a nice plot, this is one that should be read and enjoyed when you are looking for an easy read that will leave you with a good feeling in your chest at the end."

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Night Owl Reviews review of Kelley Heckart's Cat's Curse: Book 1 - Dark Goddess Trilogy


Dreamweaver gave Kelley's gripping novel 4.5 Stars and called it a Reviewer Top Pick! Great job!

"This amazing story is very refreshing in the current romance genre.

The storyline had a bunch of twists and turns that kept my attention and intrigued me with anticipation. I so wanted to know the outcome of this unlikely romance. Many interesting characters and love triangles make for a refreshing story that is not as neatly tied up as most romance novels of today, but has managed to make me a fan of the author’s style. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next book (Beltaine’s Song), Book Two in the Dark Goddess Trilogy, as I have become addicted to the strength, courage and real human facets of the characters in this saga."

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Romance Review review of Bad-Ass Faeries

Margo Arthur gave this bad-ass anthology 5 Hearts! Yes!

"This anthology is certainly different and filled with lots of emotions and adventures. You will find fairies from all walks of life, as well as different types of fairies. Some are bad, bold, and get straight to the heart of the matter with their sights. Some of the stories in this book will have your eyes opening in surprised glee, and your mouth hanging open in amazement.

Don't expect your everyday fairy we grew up reading about in our favorite fairy tales. These fairies are out of this world. There is a story for every one's taste written here and has been organized to get you hooked on this bad ass fairy anthology."

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Bitten By Books review of Louise Cooper's The King's Demon

Jennifer gave Louise's novel 4.5 tombstones.

"...the book is so intriguing...This novel begs for a sequel; I certainly hope it gets one. Congratulations go out to Ms. Cooper for a lovely story and an enthralling read."

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Connie Keenan's Fascination

Fennel gave this contemporary romance 4.5 Books.

"The writing is easy and fluent, and the style depicts both characters cleanly in a way most people will relate to. If you are in the mood for a charming, gentle, feel-good-factor read, then this is the book for you."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Janis Susan May's The Fair Amazon

Camellia gave this historical romance novel 4 Books.

"Janis Susan May’s delightful handling of Regency’s unique language and phraseology makes THE FAIR AMAZON sparkle. With intrigue, suspense, and humor, she slips the reader into that time in English history when dress, social functions, to see and be seen with the “right” people were of the utmost importance.

Ms. May’s tangling and then untangling the plot makes a tantalizing tale that keeps a grip on the reader to the very last page.

Regency readers will recognize the elements often used for story set in that time, but Georgina Montcalm’s story has its own special twists and turns that make it hum with undercurrents and unrequited emotions that are captivating."

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Night Owl Romance review of Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Zollyanna gave this second Bad-Ass Faeries anthology collection 4.75 Stars and called it a Reviewer Top Pick! Awesome!

"Bad-Ass Faeries 2 gives us another 20 tales of faeries your mother wouldn’t want you to hang around or love. The Authors for the sequel of Bad-Ass Faeries 1 give us all the bad we can handle and then some. It was as much if not more as enjoyable a read as its predecessor, and I will enjoy reading any other books that come across from these authors."

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Long And Short Romance Reviews review of Danielle Thorne's Turtle Soup

Snapdragon gave this inspirational romance 4.5 Books.

"I like how some of the supporting cast are really their own people as well...Ms. Thorne can really create an incredibly believable and beyond aggravating character.

Witty, original and unexpected, this is a delightful read. This author's style is both clear and readable.

Finally, this has just the most appealing cover: kudos to the cover designer."

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Night Owl Romance review of Bad-Ass Faeries

Zollyanna gave this anthology 4.25 Stars.

"Each story is carefully written to show exactly what each type of faerie is like. I found it delightful and each story made me think more and more about the possibilities of faeries being real. The authors brought each character to life and they popped off the page pulling you into the story. I look forward to reading the next set of stories in this series."

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Coffee Time Romance review of Talismen: The Knightmare Knife

LeeAnn gave this duo's fantasy novel 4 Coffee Cups.

"This is a story for any young adult looking for action, danger, or adventure. The authors weave a story that will delight anyone young or old. With amazing characters who go on an amazing adventure, this book will leave you hanging and wanting to read the next book. Talisman: The Knightmare Knife is a great start to a brilliant story. This is defiantly a story I plan to share with my daughter."

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Coffee Time Romance review of Christine Young's Allura

Matilda gave Christine's historical romance 4 Coffee Cups.

"I really enjoyed this book by Christine Young. It has mystery, humor and, whew, steamy love scenes! An awesome group of characters make this read very entertaining, from the tough as nails Allura to her meddlesome younger sister, Aiden. There is never a dull moment throughout this book and you will surely not be disappointed. I can only hope that some of my favorites get a story of their own. Well done Ms. Young."

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Coffee time Romance review of Kelley Heckart's Cat's Curse: Dark Goddess Trilogy - Book One

Anya gave Kelley's novel 4 Coffee Cups.

"Cat’s Curse is a wonderful story full of spells, trust, betrayal, and for the two, unconditional love. This is a complicated book but easy to read and I love how the subplots built up the main story. Every character is developed. The dialogue and action keeps the book fast paced...the personalities all make sense. The action blends into the story and love scenes are sensuous instead of graphic, along with being very compelling. I just loved how Ms Heckart used religion as a story device while treating it with respect. This well thought out story is a very easy to recommend historical. I look forward to more of this trilogy."

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Coffee Time Romance review of Diane Rogers' The Journey

Matilda gave Diane's contemporary novel 4 Coffee Cups.

"The Journey is a great tale of three women’s journey through a tough spot in their lives. Each needs to accomplish the journey in her own way. So pack your suitcases for a fun loving tromp through the most spectacular places Europe has to offer. Do not forget to grab The Journey for your reading pleasure during your trip."

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Coffee Time Romance review of Connie Keean's Fascination

Hollie gave Connie's sweet romance 5 Coffee Cups! Great job, Connie!

"This is a beautifully written story of true love, Candy and Alex have a spark between them from that first explosive meeting, but neither is fully aware of the other's feeling. The emotions from both are intense and made more so by the increased sexual tension of this sweet romance. Ms Keenan has reminded this reviewer that you do not need sexual scenes to have an exceptional and powerful romance."

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Coffee Time Romance review of Rachel Smith's Lonely Hearts Mountain

Matilda gave Rachel's contemporary romance 4 Coffee Cups.

"Lonely Hearts Mountain is a very good read. Interesting characters that can be a bit quirky, entertain you throughout. Adventure and romance add to the mix...this is a good story to take the time to read."

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mystique Books review of Bad-Ass Faeries

Sarah Gentili, Co-Owner Mystique Books, gave this first anthology collection 4.5 Mystique Moons and a Class One sensuality rating.

"Packed full of mischief, magic and mayhem this anthology delivers a delight romp through the land of Fae...While most anthology of this nature end up being a mixed bag, I was surprised by the exceptional writing and creative storylines."

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Louise Cooper's The King's Demon

Heather gave Louise's dark fantasy tale 3.5 Books.

"This is adventure of the highest order. Political intrigue and personal agendas abound. Whom to trust? Louise Cooper has drawn a world as real and recognizable as our own, peopled with fully developed characters with all the strengths and weaknesses of their readers. The world-building and descriptions are first-rate. Sefira breaks your heart, and the terrible choices Grendon faces make this book hard to put down...I loved the characters in this story and really wanted a HEA. It was a great good-over-evil romp. The story satisfied completely. The author left herself wide open to create other tales in this wonderful world, which I definitely hope will be forthcoming. I’ll be watching!"

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Jane Bierce's Cricket's Moon

Snapdragon gave Jane's contemporary novel 3.5 Books.

"The very best of Cricket’s Moon is the homey, easy-to-know main character herself, Cricket...Bierce also develops an strong tone or aura especially in her more descriptive moments...Some moments are so wonderfully evocative… and yet then we bump into subtle humor...the characters make this well worth the read. Bierce carries off an intriguing, off beat and original character study. Reading it will force you to consider the best of human psychology."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Janet Lane Walters' Flight

Susan Mobley gave this fantasy novel 3 Stars.

"In Walters' interesting fantasy world, magic is accepted but not openly used. Each chapter contains sections from each of the different characters' points of view, and it moves along smoothly. This series first ends nicely and leaves the reader ready to see what happens next."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Jane Toombs' Fire Griffin

Charlene Alleyne gave this fantasy novel 3 Stars.

"The characters in book one of the Far Darkness trilogy are well developed, from Danny's enthusiasm to Kara's disbelief as they learn to accept that their lives are now shared with a symbiote. This complex, well-plotted book explains how the aliens survive and multiply. Book two should prove interesting."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Vicki M. Taylor's Trust In The Wind

Cindy Himler gave Vicki's contemporary romance 3 Stars.

"This book's main storyline, the struggles of a single mother trying to make a better life for her son, is a prevalent one in today's society and is all too easily identified with. Also, the May– December storyline adds a different element to the novel and helps to make this an enjoyable, easy read."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Vicki M. Taylor's Not Without Anna

Roseann Marlett gave Vicki's novel 3 Stars.

"Well-written and compelling, the book ends on as hopeful a note as possible given the subject matter."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Kelly L. Stone's Grave Secret

Jennifer R. Wells-Marani gave Kelly's novel 3 Stars.

"This powerful book is about what people will do to hide secrets. A full panoply of motivations is on display, from love and loyalty to illness and greed...a well-written book."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Ariana and Max Overton's A Glass Darkly

Cindy Harrison gave this installment 3 Stars.

"...this second book of the Glass House trilogy entertainingly blends science and myth to create an adventurous action story."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Ariana and Max Overton's Glass House

Suzie Housley gave this duo's novel 4 Stars.

"Fans of the Indiana Jones action-adventure movies will rejoice with this first book in the Overtons' trilogy. Jam-packed with high-flying action, it overflows with characters that are sure to go down in paranormal history."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Marilyn Meredith's Judgment Fire

Karen Sweeny-Justice gave this mystery novel 4 Stars.

"Those who haven't read the previous installments of Meredith's Tempe Crabtree series needn't shy away. The tale is fast paced and easy to read, and Tempe is a realistic heroine who feels like a friend."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Marilyn Meredith's Calling The Dead

Barb Anderson gave Marilyn's Tempe Crabtree installment 3 Stars.

"In this chapter of the Tempe Crabtree series, the heroine solves not one but two mysteries. The use of Native American methods to communicate with a departed spirit provides an especially haunting scene."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Carrie S. Masek's Twice Damned

Karen Sweeny-Justice gave Carrie's paranormal novel 4 Stars.

"Masek crafts a near-future vampire story that reads more like a contemporary than a paranormal. Although set in 2014, familiar aspects of everyday life can be easily recognized and accepted. Faith and Ritter are fully fleshed-out characters, while the supporting cast and WWII backstory add depth and dimension to this exciting tale."

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Brenna Lyons' Fairy Dreams

Susan Mobley gave Brenna's fantastic tale 3 Stars.

"This nice story with some interesting characters presents a parallel fairy realm...The first half has quite a bit of action...The last half is a pleasantly easygoing look at the main character's life in the fairy realm."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Brenna Lyons' Written In The Stars

Robin Taylor gave Brenna's fantasy tale 4 Stars.

"Lyons writes a thoroughly entertaining story, with a wonderful variety of elements: the world of Mages, the emotional connection that develops between Reina and Karris and the depth of the characters themselves. Written in the Stars is a great novel, sure to make for very pleasant reading."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Murdoch Hughes' The Seattle Barista Killer

Cindy Himler gave this paranormal tale 3 Stars.

"This paranormal mystery is set in the world of designer coffee drinks, made by those talented baristas, which so many of us are willing to stand in line and pay high prices to enjoy. The plot is interesting enough to keep one reading, but it's the twist of having a vegan werewolf/police consultant as the crime solver that sets this story apart."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Susan DiPlacido's Trattoria

Donna M. Brown gave contemporary romance 4 Stars.

"There are hysterical scenes in this entertaining novel, which is full of vibrant characters."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Cyndia Depre's Oblivious

Donna M. Brown gave this romantic suspense 4.5 Stars.

"This well-plotted, delicious mystery keeps readers guessing from the start with laugh-out-loud moments mixed with poignant scenes. The characters are well developed and multifaceted."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Cyndia Depre's Amanda's Rib

Terri Clark gave Cyndia's suspenseful tale 4 Stars.

"Depre makes an impressive debut with this gripping suspense that weaves a superior whodunit with a piercing tale of domestic abuse. This book boasts snappy repartee and a spirited, multilayered heroine...this page-turner will leave you holding your breath until the last word."

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Romantic Times BOOK Reviews review of Elaine Corvidae's Wolkin

Gerry Benninger gave this fantasy novel 4 Stars.

"Comparisons to Lord of the Rings are bound to arise, but Corvidae writes a more character-oriented drama. The world she creates is stunningly described and the story strongly draws the reader into the struggles of the characters to survive and save their homeland. If you're a fantasy fan, this one's perfection. If you aren't, the romance of this one will make you a fan of both genres."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Lucy E. Zahnle's The Rogue's Revenge

Susan Mobley gave Lucy's historical novel 3 Stars.

"THE ROGUE'S REVENGE is an agreeable Georgian romance. I found the characters enjoyable and the storyline fascinating...this was not an unpleasant journey to the past."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Karin Welss' Twist of Honor

Susan Mobley gave Karin's historical novel 4 Stars.

"Welss pens a very good novel that's true to the time period and gives a great sense of being there. The portrayal of a scarred heroine and an injured hero is skillfully done and creates a wonderfully involving romantic story."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Rebecca Vinyard's Awakening

Susan Mobley gave this science fiction novel 4 Stars.

"Though there's a strong romance here, SF fans should also find this first in a series fascinating. Most of the story is told via well-scripted flashbacks and memoirs. The loss of some secondary characters is profoundly poignant."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Marti Siddons' Courting Oklahoma

Christine Chambers gave Marti's romantic tale 3 Stars.

"Sexy, funny, and touched with a bit of magic, COURTING OKLAHOMA...will have you grinning from ear to ear. The love story between Oklahoma Lansing and Henry Cork (has an) intense sensuality and hilarious dialogue.

If youre looking for a highly sensual book to brighten your day...this is a fine choice."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Terry Shiels' Ghost Writer

Jill M. Smith gave this paranormal romance 3 Stars.

"Terry Sheils adds a clever twist to your average romantic ghost story with GHOSTWRITER.

GHOSTWRITER, with its multitude of ghostly characters, is engaging reading."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Karen Sandler's Chocolate Magic

Marilyn Weigel gave Karen's tasty romance 3 Stars.

"Sandler presents an engaging premise and creates a romance that is both smooth and enjoyable...the author handles point of view well, and her subject matter is, of course, always a promising one: Who can resist the delicious combination of love and chocolate?"

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Barbara Pirri's The Visitor

Karen Sweeny-Justice gave Barbara's paranormal romance 3 Stars.

"More sci-fi than romance, Raffin has penned an engaging story, especially when she puts the reader into the alien's viewpoint. Watching him learn from books while interpreting what mere humans do is fun and, while readers never learn his true name, they'll root for his success nonetheless.

A couple of unexpected plot twists nicely wrap up this tale of interstellar suspense."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Barbara Raffin's Wolfsong

Kathy Boswell gave this contemporary romance tale 4 Stars.

"This is a must read. I highly recommend it."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Nancy Pirri's The MacAulay Bride

Faith V. Smith gave this historical novel 4.5 Stars.

"Pirri's delightful tale will enthrall readers. Her hero is lovable—and very alpha-like when confronted with a woman who will not obey him. His confusion at Brianna's fervent refusal to wed him is priceless. Romance goes hand in hand with internal conflict in this debut novel."

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RT BOOK Reviews review of Miriam Pace's Moving Violations

Christine Chambers gave Miriam's moving tale 2 Stars.

"MOVING VIOLATIONS is worth reading for the wonderful concept..."

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