Vengeance Born, the excellent first installment in the Light Blade series, effectively draws the reader in with its opening sentence. The world of the series has two main components: the Na’Reish vampiric demons who enslave humans, and the humans, led and protected by Light Blade warriors, who worship a feminine deity they refer to as The Lady. When the story begins, Annika, a half human/half Na’Reish healer, goes to the dungeons to see to the wounds of a captured Light Blade warrior. (more…)
Frannie Pleasance comes across many odd individuals and situations in her line of work as proprietor of the Needful Creatures pet store (dealing in live animals, not clockworks), but she does not typically stumble upon unconscious men lying in the street–especially not any so closely resembling her dead brother. Her curiosity piqued, Frannie prods the man with her toe, at which time he jumps up and then immediately gets sick. When some approaching blud rats make the two realize they need to be moving on, Frannie tells the man (more…)
Dark Days, the stupendous sixth and final installment in the superb Black London series, grabs the reader by the throat with its opening scene and does not let go until its final satisfying page. Plagued by particularly disturbing visions, Jack Winter feels less than enthusiastic but not particularly surprised when Belial, the demon who previously held his soul and enjoyed torturing him, shows up. (more…)
Bruno DiCesare is enjoying Carnevale in Venice. This is the one week each year he can wander the streets freely, since everyone wears costumes and masks throughout during the wild festival. He is not the only unusual creature drawn to Carnevale, although he is one of a kind. Transformed centuries ago into a half-man, half-chimera, Bruno cherishes the change from his usual solitary existence. (more…)
Sinner’s Heart, the terrific third and final installment in the exciting Hellraisers series, begins a few weeks after the events of book two. Bram Stirling, one of the two original Hellraisers remaining in service to the Dark One, finds himself seriously questioning his activities and the ultimate goals of the evil he has bound himself to. With former members Whit and Leo, along with Zora and Anne, fighting against (more…)
Demon’s Bride, the fabulous second installment in the gripping Hellraisers series, grabs the reader immediately and refuses to let go for the duration of the novel. In the London of 1763, Anne Hartfield, the daughter of an impoverished baron, finds herself married to Leo Bailey, an extremely rich merchant from humble beginnings. Seeking a way into aristocratic circles for business and personal reasons, Leo decides that the quickest entry will come through marriage, and Anne’s penniless state bothers him not at all. For her part, Anne feels quite a bit of trepidation, given that her new husband displays an imposing presence — or so it seems to her, anyway — but she also finds herself intrigued by him. (more…)
Blood Trade, the splendid sixth full-length installment in the fabulous Jane Yellowrock series, begins a few months after the events at the end of the previous book. Jane comes to the realization that she may well be depressed, given that by having accused Rick of trying to kill her, she may have put an unmovable wedge between them forever. Or it could be because Bruiser, someone she considered a friend, held her down while Leo fed from her (though he was controlled by another at the time). (more…)
Eager to begin working on her new winery account, public relations pro Zoey Potter is astonished to find that the owner, Andre Maras, is none other than a sexy almost-one-night stand that she cannot seem to stop thinking about. Andre brings something out in Zoey she thought died with her husband, but she is not sure she is willing to make herself that vulnerable ever again.
Aside from that situation, there is something different about this winery and all of the people there. Zoey knows that Andre is not being honest about the reasons for the public relations campaign, but does not understand what he could be hiding. Andre Maras is not just a winery owner–he is a centuries old vampire exiled from his homeland and wasting away. (more…)
Blood and Magick, the terrific third installment in the exciting Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter series, begins with Deacon, Tiff, Kat, and Larson all having dinner together at a nice restaurant. When Deacon cuts into his highly-anticipated dessert, a sour stench fills the air, and, as can be expected for our hero, all hell breaks loose. After an explosion of glass and debris knocks everyone down, Deacon checks on Tiff, sending her to look for Kat and Larson. Despite a big surprise regarding Larson, Deacon’s attention immediately gets drawn to the large hole blown in the wall. (more…)
Dr. Cam Kalamos and Ellie Russo are back in the exciting third installment of Erin Kellison’s Shadow Touch series. Shadow Hunt begins with tragedy striking the Segue Institute. Cam and Ellie now have to enter the lions den, the most powerful of the Mage Houses, to find the mage responsible and exact retribution. (more…)
Sweat & Seduction by Darragha Foster introduces the reader to the world of jinnis. It tells the story of Maggie Abbott, a regular person who has the unbelievable pleasure of having a jinni in her life. Adanto is said jinni, a member of the Sila Djinn society and hers to command. When Maggie finds out she has a medical issue and makes some changes in her life, it is Adanto who comes forward with a proposition that she can’t say no to. (more...)
Lance is getting ready to leave Las Vegas for Sedona but promises his friend Kurt he will go out one last time. As a surprise and last attempt to get Lance to stay in Vegas, Kurt and his girlfriend set Lance up on a blind date with Gwyn, a player at the Medieval Times-like resort. Lance cannot afford to become attached as he has already been in Las Vegas too long, but he promises to behave. (more…)
Mark Tavery is a dragon specialist for Searchlight. While on an investigation, Mark finds a genie’s lamp. When Mark rubs the lamp, out pops Luke, the most attractive man that he has ever seen. There is an immediate attraction between them, but Mark fights this attraction because of his past abusive relationship. Luke wants to give his Master Mark his heart’s desire. Luke also wants to give himself to his new Master.
There is something killing magical beings along the coast of Florida, and Mark is determined to find out who it is and why. He hopes to talk them into going to Searchlight and getting the free manmade blood that will nourish and help them to survive. Mark is pretty sure that it’s a dragon killing these creatures.
Heidi Peacock is half Fae/ half Werewolf and has been on the run for all of her adult life. As a child she witnessed the brutal deaths of her parents and the kidnapping of her twin brother, Lexi. Ever since, she has been living an anonymous life while trying to take care of her crazy Fae aunt Lou and keeping a step ahead of any werewolf that might be around. Fate has other plans for Heidi, though, and it all starts to unravel when Robson Trowbridge, son of an Alpha and Hedi’s first crush, walks into her Starbucks one day.
Heidi is not the only one in hiding or the only one who has lost her entire family. The same wolf responsible for the death of Heidi’s parents also killed Robson’s family and managed to frame him for it. Robson has been Rogue ever since but has come back to help a member of the pack. Heidi and Robson find themselves thrown together in order to rescue Aunt Lou and possibly exact revenge on the wolf responsible for destroying their lives.
Vampire hunter and gadget inventor István is slowly, but steadily, on the mend from a near death encounter six months ago that set the Vampires and Hunters on the road to trying to peacefully co-exist. At loose ends, he goes to vampiress Angyalka’s club, seeking answers about angels to help him with his latest invention. At least that’s what he tells himself and her. Angyalka is thrilled to have the chance to get back at István for his victory in their first encounter. (more…)
Dreams led Bruno, a lone wolf shifter, back to the pack that cast him into the wind. For years he had been on his own, spreading the message of a loving God, a God that he clung to when his torment of abandonment ravaged his soul. Night after night he was plagued by visions of Serena, his only love, and all consuming evil tempting her to cross over to be one with it.
When soul mates collide, sparks are sure to fly—especially if one half of the couple believes that the relationship never can be. But Wesley Grayson isn’t about to let a bit of homophobia stop him from securing the love of his life and giving him everything he has ever desired. He won’t even let a group of thugs or Elijah Kerrington’s case of cold feet deter him from getting what he wants. And what Wesley wants is Elijah.
Mara is skeptical when she finds the elusive Dangerous Curves, a website guaranteeing to match big, beautiful women like her with hunky, adoring men. Mara’s ego is still crushed after being left at the altar when her groom eloped with his soul mate, the bachelor party stripper, but she longs for a companion in her life and in her bed.
Jan Xu is a wife, mother, ex-teacher, daughter and wolf. Her family is all Lang, which is Mandarin Chinese for wolf. It’s not always easy for Jan Xu to be a wolf in a human world. Jan Xu and her baby sister, Marianne, grew up like typical cubs playing, chasing each other, and hunting small game in their backyard. As they grew older, they grew apart and their relationship became almost nonexistent. Now six years have passed, and Marianne returns home with her new boyfriend. (more…)
Detective Tucker Brown is a regular guy, a man with a badge who takes his imagination and libido for a spin at the sight of a radiant, golden girl at the scene of a crime. Beautiful Bailey is flighty at first, but ends up taking the ride with Tucker, all the way to the top.
When Bailey’s boss dies suddenly, Tucker starts to wonder if he should heed the warnings of his partner, Jordan. All Tucker’s worries fly out the window, however, when Bailey turns up and takes him on another trip to Heaven. (more…)
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