Review: The Singer by Elizabeth Hunter

Reviewed by Joanna

We ended the first book in this series on a cliffhanger. Malachi and Ava, a newly mated and bonded couple of half-human half-angel folk were being pursued through Istanbul by the deadly Gregori. They were trapped in an underground cistern fighting for their lives, only for… Malachi to be killed by Brage, one of the Fallen.

Ava goes into extreme shock and a mourning so fierce she bursts the ear drums of those around her. She’s only just found Malachi – her true soul mate and reshon, after years of being isolated and considered mentally ill by her human family. [Read more…]

Review: Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh

archangels-heartReviewed by Jen

I’m surprised at how much complaining I’ve seen in reviews for this book simply because it’s not about Bluebell and Aodhan. Heck yeah, I want to see that too, but I love Elena and Raphael too. I really enjoyed this book for a lot of reasons. But for the B/A shippers, this book is necessary. It focuses a lot on Aodhan. We get to know him more than we have in all the other books combined. I’m glad Nalini Singh took the time to build up his character here. It will make his book all that much sweeter when it finally gets here. [Read more…]

Guest Review: Challenging Destiny by Cherie Colyer

challenging-destinyReviewed by Ronelle

This. Book. Was. GREAT!

No, seriously, it was. I don’t usually read YA novels—I tend to find the characters angsty and one-dimensional—so I didn’t go into this with super high expectations. But I got a free copy, so I thought “hey, why not?”

Wow, was I blown away!

The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Logan and Ariana Ragsdale, a brother and his exactly-two-years-younger-sister. Disaster has followed them since childhood and they’ve lost everyone they’ve ever loved—except one another. They’ve learned to fend for themselves, trust no one, and to hide that there is something different about them. (Turns out that, in addition to matching birthmarks, Logan and Ariana share the ability to control others’ minds by simply suggesting what they want.) [Read more…]

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan

forevermoreReviewed by Jen

It’s hard to say goodbye to a series I have enjoyed as much as this one. This seventh installment is the last in Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series, and while a new reader could probably catch up, I’d definitely recommend starting with Firelight; one, because I loved that book like chocolate, and two, because this book is really a culmination of the series. It pulls together lingering threads, builds bridges between stories, and ends with the world in a very different place from where it began. It’s also a long awaited happy ending for a character who has been to hell and back. [Read more…]

Review: Archangel’s Enigma by Nalini Singh

archangels enigmaReviewed by Jen

This series continues to deliver everything I want in paranormal romance. Even after eight installments, it is still engaging, exciting, and emotional. I read this book all in one sitting, then got mad at myself for my inability to savor it like it truly deserves. Nalini Singh completely satisfies with Nassir’s story, giving us the answers we’ve been waiting for, and finally allowing us to know this man who has been such a mystery all this time.

Nassir is simply a wonderful character. He is more than 600 years old, but there is still this …not innocence, but… lack of artifice to him. Unlike so many other long-lived entities in the series, he is not jaded. He’s not naive, but he is pure in a way. He is also sexy, intelligent, practical, honorable, and loyal to those he considers family. Now he finally considers himself grown and is looking for a mate. [Read more…]

Review: Hearts of Stone by Inka Loreen Minden

hearts of stoneReviewed by Jen

I had a very difficult time pushing through the first quarter of this book. I almost put it down a few times, but I powered through, hoping it would deliver on the promise of its premise.  The book is about a gargoyle who serves as a secret guardian to a witch on a mission to fight demons and save her brother.  Noir has no idea that Vincent exists, and even if she did, he is forbidden to ever touch her. So he worships her from a distance and has devoted himself to serving as her protector.  I loved the sound of this, so I at least wanted to give the story a chance to get to the good stuff. I’m glad I did, because it definitely got better. [Read more…]

Review: A Touch of Darkness by Yelena Casale and Tina Moss

touch of darknessReviewed by Jen

This book had an interesting premise, but it didn’t live up to the potential the way I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. It’s ok in that the plot makes sense and the world building is consistent. I had multiple issues, though, ranging from predictability to a lackluster romance and a heroine I had serious problems with. [Read more…]

Review: Revenant by Larissa Ione

revenantReviewed by Jen

Larissa Ione continues to wow me with her great world building, her rich characters, and her super sexy romance skills.   I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really all that excited to read Revenant’s story. Not, say, the way I burned for Reaver’s book. But I ended up loving him all the same. Not every author can pull off a surprise twin story line, but Ione not only pulls it off, she makes it awesome. [Read more…]

Review: Immortal by JR Ward

immortalReviewed by Jen

This series has been hit and miss for me lately. JR Ward can really wow me with her romances and she shines with the heat factor. Generally, she’s at her best with f’ed up heroes who are transformed by a love they would never thought they would get.  It’s been the individual romances that have sustained this series for me, while the overall arc has been downright painful at times.  The hero, Jim, has become increasingly annoying, crossing into the TSTL arena. And sadly, this book is all about him and the elements that have turned me off in the earlier books, without the balm of a good romance to offset it. [Read more…]

Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

archangels shadowsReviewed by Jen

It feels like we have been waiting forever for Janvier and Ashwini’s story –and I am happy to say it was absolutely worth the wait. All the teasing, the flirting… the anticipation… pay off here as these two finally face what has been brewing between them all this time.  Add to that, pieces of the larger Guild Hunter story and a more in depth look at some of the supporting characters, and I just can’t imagine this won’t be a hit for fans of the series. [Read more…]