Posts Tagged: vampires

[ARC Review] Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

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21 July
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I liked Nightshades. It was a very quick read. For this review, I am going to do something different. I think for such a fast short read my review is going to be short and sweet. I am going to list the things liked and the things I didn’t like about Nightshades.   Things I liked about Nightshades: It was short and therefore a very quick read. I liked the different take on vampires. These are not shiny misunderstood beings. The vampires are just like humans in a way. Some vampires are evil and some just want to do the… Read more »

[Arc Review] Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

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02 May
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Overall this entire review contains spoilers. It contains spoilers for book one, and spoilers for this book. Read at your own caution.  You know, honestly, Ace/Roc was awesome enough to, even though I didn’t make it on their street team, give me an ARC anyway. This happened to be the one they gave me. Woohoo, free books! I even picked up the first one and read it straight through. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much as the first. Sure, all the characters are there doing the exact same things I enjoyed about them in the first place, but… Read more »

[Review] Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy

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25 April
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So, the kind publishers at Ace sent me an Arc of Grave Matters, which is the second book in this series. Can’t really dive into the second book without at least reading the first! I hadn’t heard of this author before the second book fell in my lap, and it looks like this is really her only series. It looks like she has a few short stories and a standalone, but overall, she hasn’t published much. I have to say, though, that I absolutely adored her writing and voice. Unfortunately, the book covers several points of view, and despite that… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

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27 December
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I don’t know if I’ve just been away from the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre for too long, or if it was just long enough to detox. But, I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I could come to want in the genre. The heroine was sarcastic but not overburdening with snark. She kicked ass, but not too much ass. And she has just enough potential to go full on Mary Sue if no one keeps her in check. The romance was a slow burn, and I liked that. I’m still not sure if they will or if they won’t…. Read more »

[Review] Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

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19 December
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Before I review this book, here is my bias alert: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are pivotal to my literary experience. They were a huge part of my adolescence and remain some of my favourite books I have ever read. Her characters are special to me in that nostalgic way that you can never let go of. On top of that, I was apprehensive about reviewing this book because I am aware of Anne Rice’s habit of being a badly behaving author. I really hate that fact. And because her books have been huge in my life and I am such a fan… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

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23 October
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I’m a huge fan of monster hunter style novels, and this one did not disappoint. The main character, Deacon Chalk, hunts monsters for a living and uses a strip club he owns, Polecats, as a base of operations. His bartender is an ordained priest and his right hand woman is an expert at electronic information gathering. Together they make a formidable team. I loved how the author brought these elements together and added a wannabe rookie monster hunter with a silly name, a supernatural legend out of the bible, and a supernatural threat that may be too powerful for them… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Undying by Ethan Reid

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11 October
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As horror books go, this was actually pretty creepy, up until a point. The apocalyptic nature of the scenario, plus limited information, following those who were not in charge around as they tried to survive and figure out what was happening, is remnicient of a Roland Emmerich film. Yeah, as most apocalyptic stories do, this one started with very little. A blackout on New Years Eve doesn’t render many into panic. Most people continue their revelry and enjoyment of the evening. When morning comes, they find the sky blanketed in dust and aftershocks from something destroying buildings. Jeanie has come… Read more »

[Review] Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

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05 October
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I really liked Chained by Night. Chained by Night is a hot, steamy, and action packed paranormal romance. It was everything I expected in a Larissa Ione novel. If you have not read Bound by Night the first book in the Moonbound Clan series then you probably want to stop here because there will be some spoilers. Chained by Night is the story of Hunter, the Moonbound chief, he is first introduced in Bound by Night. In Bound by Night to save his clan he makes a pact with a rival clan to marry the eldest daughter. Chained by Night… Read more »

[Manga Monday] Midnight Secretary

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30 June
[Manga Monday] Midnight Secretary

This week we walk on the dark-side, readers. Let’s look at Midnight Secretary. Midnight Secretary is a josei manga (manga marketed to adult women) written and illustrated by Ohmi Tomu. It was released in Petit Comic from 2006 to May 2009. In America, Viz Media owns the rights and has been releasing the series since September, 2013. Let’s look at the cover: We see the clear depiction of a stylish, if slightly tight-bound bespectacled woman, with a man’s face inside of a stylized cross. Behind the woman is a twightlight dusted city silhouette. Gothic letters and style hint at the nature of this series…. Read more »

[Review] The Palace by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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08 June
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From the onset I announced I intended to write a fully biased review of this book, and I will make good on my promise. I simply cannot NOT enjoy a Medici-Florence novel by anyone. Once again, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s attention to detail and dedication to the historical context is stellar. Florence as it was comes alive in her hands, not overly exaggerated for opulent effect, but not undervalued as such a significant and impactful place and time. Such influential and deeply loved individuals as Lorenzo ‘il Magnifico’ and Sandro Botticelli are brought to life with the same respect and reverence –… Read more »