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Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus”

I know, this book was trendy a while ago. Why am I just now reading it? Well, to be honest, I picked it up when everyone else was reading it but couldn’t get into it. It’s very cloak-and-dagger in the beginning. It does take a bit of a commitment to really get into the story, but it’s completely worth it. Glad I picked it up again. So we see Celia and Marco from their early years. And it’s not really clear until we’re almost at the end what’s going on here. But they are taken under Read more […]

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Magic-Wakes

Charity Bradford’s The Magic Wakes

An Interesting Mix of Genres In “The Magic Wakes,” Charity Bradford takes the reader on a ride using various elements of science fiction and fantasy, which turns out to be a very interesting and rare combination. When you mix dragons and magic with spaceships and futuristic technology — old world versus new world — it’s a leap of imagination. Talia Zaryn, a scientist on her home world, Sendek, has had troubling nightmares for years: an alien invasion that culminates with her death during Read more […]


J.T. Geissinger’s “Into Darkness.”

Lumina Bohn has a secret. And it is one that will get her killed. “I’m different. I’m dangerous. I’m almost certainly not human. And if I want to stay alive, no one can know.” She is not human. Of that she is sure, for how else can she explain starting fires with a thought and stripping abilities from others she touches? Life after The Flash is controlled by the Imperial Federation, the power that imposed order on the few remaining outposts of humans. Toxic clouds poison the air and Read more […]

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Hannah Howell’s “If He’s Daring”

“Her father needed tending to first, the dazed look in his gray eyes telling her that he was not ready to answer all her questions, not even the one now screaming in her mind. Where is my son?” Fiery redhead Cathryn Gryffin de Warrene arrives home to find her father beaten and her son taken by her dead husband’s brother, Morris. Without a second thought to her reputation, she flies to her six-year-old’s aid, hell-bent on retrieving her child from the villain who took him. When her Read more […]


Marie Hall’s “Her Mad Hatter”

Alice Hu owns and works at the Hatter’s Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe, reveling in her fascination with Wonderland and the start of a new business venture in Waikiki, Hawaii. But on the heels of her fantastic first day, she takes the card with a white rabbit that a strange customer gives her, and follows the instructions written on it: Rub Me. She barrels into Wonderland, at the feet of the Mad Hatter, a deliciously handsome and off-his-rocker denizen of Wonderland. Or is he more than that? Because Read more […]

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M.C. Beaton’s “The Banishment”

“‘There are six of you,’ said Mrs. Kennedy. ‘The six beautiful daughters of Mannerling. Did nobody fall in love with any of you? Or was the love all for the house?'” Impeccable breeding. Fabulous wealth. Beauty. The Mannerling estate. Isabella Beverly has it all, or does she? Bred to be a beautiful adornment in her fabulous home, she fails to take her first Season. In fact, she’s even classified a bore, because despite her accomplishments, her attention is fixated on her ancestral home, Read more […]


Alice Clayton’s “Wallbanger.”

“You smell like tequila and sexual repression, Caroline. Get off me.” Caroline is a self-sufficient, dynamic interior designer, with a fresh new job, brand new apartment, and not an “O” in sight. After a disastrous machine-gun one night stand, her orgasm ran off and left her high and dry. Everything else in the world is coming up roses, if only she could regroup and bring back that sunshine. So adding insult to injury, her neighbor Simon turns out to be a “Wallbanger”, and since the Read more […]

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Tara Sivec’s “Shame on Me”

Paige McCarty is a former fashion model turned Private investigator. When her ex, Andy, gambled away her money she left him and joined Fool Me Once Investigations, with her friends Kennedy and Lorelei, determined to help other women going through problems with jerks as well. She left the world of modeling needing to find a career that didn’t just validate her according to how she looked, but what she did. So when finds herself used as man-bait in her P.I. career, she wants to do more. Like when Read more […]


Candace Knoebel’s “Everlasting”

Faye Middleton is sure she is a Defect. In her Primeval society, that means she has no powers, and when she goes to her Culling ceremony, she will be cast out of the way of life she has known since birth. In her world, she is part of a dual society, the Coven, populated by Hunters( usually male) and Witches (usually female), two parts of a whole who form a life-long bond together. Hunters and Witches need each other to work their magic, their affinity bond usually leading to a closeness that results Read more […]

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Four Play

Shayla Black and Maya Banks’ “Four Play”

“Four Play” is a two-novella anthology, with “Pillow Talk” by Maya Banks and “Her Fantasy Men” by Shayla Black. In “Pillow Talk,” Zoe and Chase have a hell of a hot relationship. They click, they know each other’s bodies and they know just what to do to turn each other on. But Chase is sure that Zoe has some kinky fantasies she hasn’t shared, and to prompt her response, he tells her one of his own. And so the game begins, as she makes his voyeuristic fantasy of her stripping for Read more […]