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The Demon Lover by Carol Goodman Review

The Demon Lover

Fairwick Chronicles Book One

By Carol Goodman writing as Juliet Dark

Callie McFay’s dreams are haunted, every night she has the same erotic encounter with a handsome stranger. What she assumes are just vivid dreams turn out to be an encounter with an incubus wanting nothing more than for her to love him. This is only the tip of the story as Callie has started teaching at Fairwick College and after her encounters with the incubus her colleagues assemble to aid her and she learns that most everyone at the college is not who they seem to be.

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

There is no way I could do this novel justice, for one there are three main story lines to this book instead of the usual one and to tell you each of them is most likely going to spoil on or another of the twists that happen so regularly. Though the novel is a bit busy it makes it interesting as you have no idea what scene will lead to which conclusion. I had a ton of fun reading this one, not only is Callie a highly likable character but the surrounding cast each has their own interesting story. The romance is superb and the bonds that Callie creates make this more than just your average romance novel. I cannot wait to find out more about the college and what will happen next, it is a highly unique well written and beautiful novel.

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Souled By Diana Murdock Review

Souled

By Diana Murdock

Seth is completely head over heels in love with his girlfriend, Dani, he would do anything for her and to keep her. So when he comes across an ad proclaiming a soul for sale that would give him more control over his life he reluctantly jumps at the opportunity, even if it turns out to be a hoax he would only be out one dollar. But then the ad turns out to be true and he finds himself with more than he bargained for.

Souled

I am always interested in a paranormal romance that is unique; this one is one of those occasions. The first half of the novel is written completely in Seth’s perspective as he becomes the host to another soul that soon begins to become more frightening. The second half of this novel is written from Dani’s perspective as she fights to save the one she loves. I have yet to come across another book like this where it is broken down into the different perspectives, it makes the novel truly original and interesting yet when we come to Dani’s side of the story it feels odd because we do not know her side personally by the time we get to it.  But the biggest problem I had with this book was that it was highly anti climatic, the author starts off with an amazing action scene that abruptly halts and the conclusion is settled by the click of a mouse, I think if she had gone back to Seth’s perspective in this instance it may have turned out much better but in the end it was a complete let down.

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Dark Dates by Tracey Sinclair Review

Dark Dates

Cassandra Bick Chronicles Book One

By Tracey Sinclair

In modern day London a vampire has to keep up with the times, and this is exactly what Cassandra Bick caters to with her dating service for vampires. Though he own dating life has been nothing but heart ache being a Sensitive, yes with a capitol S, she has found a talent for introducing people who will soon hit it off and this ability comes in handy when matching a vampire with their willing donor. But as her business grows she soon comes to the attention of people who don’t appreciate what she has to offer.

 Dark Dates (Cassandra Bick Chronicles 1)

This is truly a unique idea for a novel; I mean a dating service for vampires? I loved the main character as she is snarky and bad ass reminding me of Anita Blake before she got all “promiscuous.” The author does a wonderful job in creating several lovable characters such as the Wiccan that Cassandra employs who soon turns into one of her biggest allies. With hunky men and juicy love scenes this is a fun paranormal romance novel. And, if a vampire dating service isn’t enough to lure you into reading this book Tracey Sinclair also provides several twists and surprises that are definitely worth checking out.

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Necromancer By C. Bryan Brown Review

Necromancer

By C. Bryan Brown

Torrin McGlynne is what some might consider a “Dirty” cop, he steals from the drug dealers, murders, and thieves to secure his twin daughters future in the world. Soon Torrin finds himself in a world that is unlike his everyday normal existence when his investigation leads him straight into a magic wielding villain unlike any other.

Necromancer

The first half of this book starts off a bit differently than you would expect, the main character starts off by killing not only a drug dealer but his daughter who bears witness to his crimes. When I picked up this novel I thought it would be full of paranormal activity, but the magic is subtle until about sixty percent through the novel when the real fun begins. The one question that this novel left me with was, “Who are the good guys?” We start off with Torrin the one, who begins the novel by murdering a little girl, then you have the partner who seems to be the only upstanding person in this book and he soon becomes a victim to the ways of the magical world. I always thought a novel needed a hero and a villain but C. Bryan Brown managed to write an entire novel where you have no clue who to actually root for, it was interesting to read though it leaves you feeling a bit lackluster when you are done.

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Ironskin by Tina Connolly Review

 

Ironskin

Ironskin Book One

By Tina Connolly

Five years after the Great War the world is still recovering from the aftermath of the Fey, from losing their technology to the curses some people bore. Jane is one of the people cursed with rage she must where an iron mask or risk the rage infecting people around her. When she sees a carefully worded advertisement for a governess that can assist with a “Delicate Situation” Jane knows that the child in question has been cursed as well. Soon she discovers there is more to the child and the home she resides in than Jane ever expected.

 Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)

I absolutely loved this novel, the alternate history aspect is so well brought to life by Tina Connolly that you become thoroughly immersed into the war torn world. In a way it reminds me a of a steam punk novel though in this book the world is recovering from losing their technology and the “new” technology is gas lamps. Tina Connolly has created a world that is both familiar and original at the same time. She also manages to bring to life many different characters showing different aspects of the world, from Jane the Governess, to her sister Helen who lives in the upper echelon circle of the society, to Niklas who is the creator of the Ironskin and has saved many people over the past five years.  This is truly a unique and fascinating novel making it well worth the read.

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