Archives for January 2014

Series Reading Order: The Devil Devere

This is the reading order for the Devil DeVere series by Victoria Vane:victoria vane

PREQUEL VIGNETTES:

Review: Wulfe Untamed by Pamela Palmer

wulfe untamedReviewed by Jen

Sometimes you just have to let go of reality and revel in the cheese factor.  If you can roll with a bit of flowery language, insta-love, and emotionally curable impotence, this is actually a pretty enjoyable book.  Wulfe Untamed is the eighth and final chapter of Pamela Palmer’s Feral Warriors series, and it features the scarred, tortured wolf shifter named, er, Wulfe.  He’s been mooning over a human named Natalie for a few books now, but he doesn’t even consider the possibility that she could ever be his.  After all, she has a fiancé.  He considers himself hideous.  And the broken mating bond from his late wife has left him without sexual desire. [Read more…]

Review: Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost

home for the holidaysReviewed by Jen

This is the novella is part of the reason the Night Huntress series is ending with seven books instead of nine.  Jeaniene Frost says this story was supposed to be the plot of a full length book, and I believe it. This didn’t feel like a novella.  It had a solid storyline and was definitely more than the standard vignette we get usually get from a series-short inside an anthology. [Read more…]

Review: Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett

summoning the nightReviewed by Jen

No sophomore slump for the Arcadia Bell series.  I enjoyed this second installment every bit as much as the first.  It was action packed –and it still had heart.  There was not a drop of relationship angst, yet I stayed enamored of the romance.  And perhaps my favorite character in the series is emerging –and he is a 14 year-old boy named Jupe.

The story begins just a few weeks after the events of Kindling the Moon.  Cady is forging ahead with her relationship with Lon… recovering from the attempt on her life.  She’s not using her new powers.  Things are going well.  [Read more…]

Review: Gift of the Goddess by Denise Rossetti

gift of the goddessReviewed by Shelly

I read this because it was a recommendation – I can’t blame the person who recommended it to me because I asked for the category. Hate is such a strong word, so I won’t use it for this book, but I strongly disliked it. There’s only so much even I can put up with and this book triggered all my ‘you’ve got to be kidding me’ buttons. I read the kindle version of this book and I can tell you that I didn’t start liking this story until page 271 of 323. [Read more…]

Review: Breaking Perfect by Lydia Michaels

breaking perfectReviewed by Shelly

You know when you have to do something to get your head out of the last dumb thing you read? Well, that might not have happened to you, but that’s how I ended up this story that would have not normally crossed my to-be-read list. I was just on the verge of giving up this category of stories when I decided to give this one a shot – thanks goodness for reading group recommendations. This is the second m/m/f I have read where there’s a married couple, the first one was years ago and that one didn’t work for me because of the way the third was introduced into the relationship – I absolutely abhor cheating and will not willingly read a story where that’s indicated in the blub. So that being said, I read this one and hoped for the best. Hallelujah, my hopes were not wasted. [Read more…]

Review: Crux by Moira Rogers

cruxReviewed by Jen

What took me so long to read this series?  I love Moira Rogers’ Bloodhound books so much that I embraced steampunk western! I should have known that shapeshifting, magic wielding, 20-somethings in New Orleans would be a win!  In the interest of full disclosure, I actually did read book 5 in this series, Impulse, and I felt the lack, having jumped into the series so late.  I should have started here, at the beginning! [Read more…]

Review: Believe by Erin McCarthy

believeReviewed by Carrie

I really enjoyed the previous book in this series, Sweet, for its strong and realistic college-aged heroine.  I was really hoping that the author would continue this frank portrayal of another college woman trying to navigate her way through some regrettable behaviors.  Unfortunately, the book came up a bit short.

Robin was your typical college party girl; the girl that’s always looking for a good time with booze or boys, preferably both.  Yeah, she knows that she probably drinks a little too much and that the hookups leave her with a little bit of an empty feeling, but she’s young and dumb and having fun.  [Read more…]

Review: Be Mine Forever by Marina Adair

be mine foreverReviewed by Shelly

I’ve been waiting on Trey’s story for a while now. Color me happy, folks, because that was some good reading. This is book 4 in the St. Helena Vineyard series and I’m not sure how many more stories Adair will be writing about this town and/or the DeLucas; I’m expecting at least one more – Abigail and her nemesis, former NFL player Jack Tanner. But before I get carried away about how much I’m looking forward to that, back to Trey. I’m hoping that you, dear readers, have read the first books in the series because even though this one is a standalone, it would be so much more enjoyable if read sequentially. Trey started getting under my skin in the second book, he was so… almost anti-commitment, didn’t believe in settling down and certainly not in St. Helena. I gleefully looked forward to his fall from bachelorhood. So glad I waited. [Read more…]

Review: Hiding from Hollywood by Ellie Darkins

hiding from hollywoodReviewed by Shelly

Welcome to Hollywood! Working as a waitress in a run-down diner, beautiful but quiet Abby is in hiding from her previous life as an actress. Two years prior, at the top of her game as a very successful and sought after soap-opera actress in England, Abby decided to make the move to Hollywood. Without friend or foe, Abby’s life in Hollywood gets a very rough start. After her departure from the world of glitz and glamor, Ethan Walker producer extraordinaire tracks down Abby to offer her a role of a lifetime. Is it time to get back in the game or stay hidden forever? [Read more…]