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Recent New Releases

Some really awesome PNR and UF books came out recently!!!

The End of Magic (The Witches of Echo Park, #3) Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers, #2) White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)

Shadow Reaper (Shadow, #2) Destroyer (The Elemental Series, #7) Blaze (Dark Kings, #11)

 Book Depository Links

If there’s no link I couldn’t find the book on Book Depository

The End of Magic – Amber Benson
Lethal Lies – Rebecca Zanetti
White Hot – Ilona Andrews
Shadow Reaper – Christine Feehan
Destroyer – Shannon Mayer
Blaze – Donna Grant
Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
Wilde Child – Jenn Stark
A Tangle of Hearts – Bella Forrest
The Silver Spider – Emma Alisyn
Immortal Outcasts – Mandy M. Roth
Jake – Kym Grosso
Persuasion – Jaymin Eve
Shadow Found – D.K. Holmberg
The Music Stopped – Adele Abbott


Ok, so I want White Hot (LOVE!!!), Lethal Lies, Shadow Reaper and maybe Lord of Shadows. I haven’t quite made up my mind yet with Cassandra Clare. A lot of really cool covers there as well….. I have been known to get a book based solely on cover…

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March Book Haul

Bought way more than usual this month! I discovered Wordsworth Classics editions which are only €3 each in Vibes & Scribes and Easons and bought a bunch. Got a few kindle books and audiobooks online as well. Amazingly this month I didn’t go crazy on the BookBub freebies like I usually do…

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Shadow Game – Christine Feehan

9553Title: Shadow Game
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Ghostwalkers #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.14/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:
The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland’s every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father’s past and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden.
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What I thought about the book:
My second Feehan series (and second book)was even better than the first! I loved this. The Ghostwalkers are such a great concept.
A great book to read if you love PNR but want something a bit different.
 
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Favourite Character: Lily
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4

Wild Rain – Christine Feehan

490196Title: Wild Rain
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Leopard People #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.18/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

What has she done? With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin. Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she’s found sanctuary.

Where can she hide? In this world teaming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all. His name is Rio. A native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, he is something to be desired. Possessed of secrets of his own, he is something to be feared.

Whom can she trust? But as Rachael’s past looms as oppressively as the heat of the forest, and as Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael fears that her isolated haven has become an inescapable hell…

 
What I thought about the book:
My first Christine Feehan book. I’m amazed it took me so long to read her, she’s a bit of a PNR juggernaut! Anyway, this is a perfect paranormal romance shapeshifter book. Ticks all the boxes. Alpha male, insta-love, strong willed damsel in distress and of course sexy times.

My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

Succubus Blue – Richelle Mead

1239933Title: Succubus Blues
 
Author: Richelle Mead
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Georgina Kincaid #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.95/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny. . .

 
What I thought about the book:
I really enjoyed this. Georgina is a different kind of kick ass chick. One that doesn’t kick so much ass but is still pretty awesome. I really really loved Seth’s character as well, not the usual guy you read about in urban fantasy and paranormal romance (he didn’t try to take her to his cave for sexy times).
 
Favourite Character: Seth
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 2

Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night – Kresley Cole

435045Title: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
 
Author: Kresley Cole
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Immortals After Dark #4
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.38/5
 
 
Why I read this: I love Kresley Cole!!!
 
Synopsis:

This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them.

Her breathless kiss haunts him…

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible…

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction…

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

 
What I thought about the book:
Oh my gosh, I loved this!!! Favourite book in the series so far (I think I said that about No Rest for the Wicked as well…) Mari and Bowen are just amazing, the subplots are amazing, the whole thing is just amazing!
I think I might drop everything and just read all of Kresley Cole’s books (reading the Captain of All Pleasures now). To hell with laundry, I have immortals and captains to visit!
 
Favourite Character: Mari
 
My Rating:
5 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4

The Serpent Prince – Elizabeth Hoyt

450915Title: The Serpent Prince
 
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
 
Genre: Historical Romance
 
Series: Princes #3
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.84/5
 
 
Synopsis:

When the devil meets an angel…

Country bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes is content with her quiet life. Until the day she trips over an unconscious man—a naked unconscious an—and loses her innocence forever.

He can take her to heaven…

Viscount Simon Iddesleigh was nearly beaten to death by his enemies. Now he’s hell-bent on vengeance. But as Lucy nurses him back to health, her honesty startles his jaded sensibilities—even as it ignites a desire that threatens to consume them both.

Or to hell…

Charmed by Simon’s sly wit, urbane manners, and even his red-heeled shoes, Lucy falls hard and fast for him. Yet as his honor keeps him from ravishing her, his revenge sends his attackers to her door. As Simon wages war on his foes, Lucy wages her own war for his soul using the only weapon she has—her love…

 
What I thought about the book:
This was a beautiful story without getting sappy (a real danger when it comes to romance). The romance was great but I really liked Simon’s revenge story-line. Very exciting!
 
Favourite Character: Simon
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

Bone Crossed – Patricia Briggs

6512051Title: Bone Crossed
 
Author: Patricia Briggs
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Mercy Thompson #4
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.34/5
 
 
Why I read this: Goodreads Olympics
 
Synopsis: New in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series. In a world where witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
 
What I thought about the book:
A lot of this book is understandably spent dealing with the aftermath of the previous book. Once we’ve gone through this, the book is really good. There’s a really creepy ghost story, which changes the tone of the books so far, but it’s really good. We get to see more of Stefan in this book too but not enough I think. I feel like there’s lots more to his character than we get to see.
 
Favourite Character: Stefan
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 1