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Review: Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

Review: Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

The Particulars:  Paranormal Romance, Samhain Publishing, available in Print  and as e-book. The Source: Purchased at All romance.  The Grade: B+ The blurb:  Talk about getting your signals crossed… Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been…

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Friday Bargains: Free and cheap

Friday Bargains: Free and cheap

 Redwall by Brian Jacques is available for  0.99 at Amazon and BN. This is a classic YA book. I re-read Mossflower ( I think) recently, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The Claybourne brides by Julie Garwood is available for 0.99 at all the major stores.  ( I have read mixed reviews about this one. Some loves the books, some doesn’t.) Dana Marie Bell’s amazing Blood of the Maple is discounted to 2.99 at Amazon   ( And…

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ARC Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis:

ARC Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis:

The Particulars: Urban Fantasy, Pocket, available in print and e-book The Source: ARC from the author. The Grade: B- The Blurb: NEW GAME. SAME RULES. SHE FIGHTS. THEY DIE. Max always does her job, no matter how brutal and bloody. That’s how it’s been ever since she was enslaved by a witch, turned into a supernatural warrior, and assigned to protect the coven of Horngate. But her job just got harder. . . . Waves of wild magic have returned…

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ARC Review: Haunted Sanctuary by Moira Rogers

ARC Review: Haunted Sanctuary by Moira Rogers

The Particulars: Paranormal Romance, Samhain publishing, available as e-book The Source: ARC from the Author The Grade: B+ The Blurb:  Eden Green can’t remember a time she didn’t believe in monsters—her cousin was born one. Her family’s dark past casts a long shadow, making it hard to make friends and harder to commit to a lover. She lives a quiet life in small-town Clover, Tennessee, but she’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Tired of the city packs’…

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Ten Days of Yule Review:Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

Ten Days of Yule Review:Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

The Particulars: Historical Romance, Sourcebooks, available in print and as e-book The Source: Discover a new love The Grade: C+ The Blurb: No one would ever guess that Lady Louisa, the most reserved of the Duke of Moreland’s daughters, had published a book of racy poems under a pseydonym on a dare. Before she can buy and destroy all of the copies, a dastardly fortune hunter seeks to compromise her reputation by revealing her secret identity at a holiday ball….

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On my to be read list: December

On my to be read list: December

Mikaela’s bookshelf: to-read Collared by L.A. Kornetsky tagged: to-read Angels of Darkness by Ilona Andrews tagged: to-read Glashuset by Rachel Caine tagged: library-books and to-read Stolen by Shiloh Walker tagged: to-read Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis tagged: to-read Wayfinder by C.E. Murphy tagged: to-read Enchanted Ever After by Robin D. Owens tagged: to-read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern tagged: to-read Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews tagged: to-read Small Town Girl: A Novel by Patricia Rice tagged: to-read Goddess…

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ARC review:Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend

ARC review:Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend

The Particulars: Contemporary Romance, Samhain Publishing, available as e-book. The Source: ARC from the authour The Grade: B The Blurb: Allison Parker needs a convincing excuse to come home to Rocky Mountain House. A hopelessly romantic reason that won’t let her mother suspect the truth—that Allison has discovered Mom is keeping a terrible secret from the family.Gabe Coleman is struggling with two of the roughest parts of ranching: dealing with his bull-headed mule of a father, and making enough to…

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Review: Ten Ruby Trick by Julia Knight

Review: Ten Ruby Trick by Julia Knight

Ten Ruby Trick by Julia Knight: The Particulars: Fantasy Romance, Carina Press, available as e-book The Grade: B+ The Source: Kobo. The Blurb: Privateer Van Gast thrills in capturing treasure; delights in pulling off elaborate scams; and has an outrageous reputation with the ladies. But there is only one woman for him: fellow privateer Josie—seductive, brave and unpredictable. He’s hoping to make their relationship permanent, until he raids the wrong ship. Now slavers are stalking him, his crew is verging…

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Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

The Particulars: Urban Fantasy, Ace, available in print and as e-book  The Source: The BookshelfThe Grade: B+ The blurb: Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson,…

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Out of Print reviews: Alien Taste by Wen Spencer

Out of Print reviews: Alien Taste by Wen Spencer

The Particulars: Science Fiction, Roc, out of print but available as e-bookThe Source: The Book shelf The Grade: BThe Blurb:Ukiah Oregon and his senior partner, Max Bennett, are summoned by the police to the home of four college students. Three of the coeds have been hacked to pieces and the fourth is missing, presumed kidnapped into the nearby Schenley Park. Wired for sight, sound and global position, Ukiah starts the desperate search for the missing woman. Deep in the dark…

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