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Book Review The Cursed (Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

Book Review The Cursed (Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

Book Review Alyssa Day’s newest addition to Paranormal Romance is The Cursed.  The Cursed is the first book in The League of the Black Swan Series.  Reviewing the first book in a new series is always a challenge for me.  Everything is not always explained and sometimes aspects of the story can feel incomplete….because they can be filled in later.   Many of my reservations about not being completely fulfilled with the story – I think – is due to this “first book” syndrome. I did fully enjoy this new world with its HUGE array of folk and myth inspired… Read more »

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Book Review Heart of Iron (London Steampunk, #2) by Bec McMaster

Book Review Heart of Iron (London Steampunk, #2) by Bec McMaster

♦Book Review♦ Heart of Iron picks up a couple of years after the first book in this series, Kiss of Steel, ends and sweeps up another perspective.  Lena’s and Will’s – to be exact.  Heart of Iron certainly was higher on the steampunk romance feel than the first book in this series and I thought It added a nice touch.  I love the overall conflict of these characters – both internal and situational.  This world is really becoming an addiction and I loved some of the foreign characters that were introduced in Heart of Iron.   Secrets are beginning to… Read more »

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Book Review:  Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

Book Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

Book Review: Kiss of Steel is the first book in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series.  Kiss of Steel is a beautiful and addictive story.  With characters that you are drawn to and a story line that won’t let you go, it is an all around addictive read.   Steamy chemistry adds to the depth of this story and Bec McMaster pulled the layers together in an artistic way.   Honoria was a force by herself.   You meet this character amid a terrible struggle of poverty after a situation forces her to provide for younger siblings.  In a world where… Read more »

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Book Review Steel’s Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews

Book Review Steel’s Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews

Book Review: Ilona Andrews creates worlds I continue to day dream about even after I finish the last page.  Every character is a thought out and well planned creation that fits wonderfully into this incredible fantasy world.  I will admit that like my Urban Fantasy with strong plot lines and epic world building.  Steel’s Edge surpasses my expectations.  Charlotte fights a darkness within her while battling the atrocious Slavers dealing in humans.   The subtle chemistry between Charlotte and Richard is a beautiful thing that grown and intensifies throughout the book.  During this evolution they fight for a better cause trying to obtain justice for their… Read more »

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Book Review:  Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward

Book Review: Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward

Book Review: Dawn of a Dark Knight by Zoe Forward starts out fast paced and never skipped a beat.  Ashor leads a group of magi warriors whose goal is keep balance on earth and are governed by Egyptian deities.  The chosen healer, Kira, is needed to help them in this journey, but what happens when her undeniable bond to Ashor goes against the gods rules?  Will she accept the responsibility?   I have to say, I loved this story.  I know the warrior bit is not a new concept per se, but Dawn of a Dark Knight is completely original in… Read more »

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