Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spider Game by Christine Feehan (audio)

Spider Game (GhostWalkers, #12)Spider Game by Christine Feehan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After previous stories in this series which I LOVED - this was a disappointment. It seemed that it was more soft porn than paranormal romance. I don't mind some sex scenes in my stories - it tends to spice up the story line normally - but this was overload in the extreme. It was about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through chapter 10 before we actually saw a story/plotline emerge, and even then it was heavy on the sex which leaned toward BDSM.

I honestly didn't care much for Trap either. His character is the sort of male that puts my hackles up and makes me want to punch someone. He's overbearing, demanding, and expects subservience to an extent that pisses me off.

I also didn't feel the narrator has a tonal range that effectively "read" the women and the men. Most of the characters sounded extremely similar compared to other narrators I've listened to.

Overall it is just very disappointing for me. I'm hoping the next book can redeem my love for the series.

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Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock, #10)Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I've missed a bit of Jane's story, but this was as great as expected!

Jane, Yellowrock Securities, the witchs' conclave, and the Mithrans are preparing for a large meeting to try to reach a peace agreement between the two factions in preparation for the visit of the European Mithrans. As usual nothing can be straightforward when Mithrans are involved, and everything seems to go to wrong. Can Jane & company bring the world back to rights?

Faith's writing is always engaging, adventuresome, and descriptive - bringing the reader into the story as a part of the action. I love reading her stories as they take me out of myself and into another world.

Now to go back, and catch up... lol

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Vampire Girl by Karpoc Kinrade

Vampire GirlVampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.**

Wow! What an introduction for a new series!

Ari is exactly the type of heroine I love - smart, funny, SARCASTIC, and strong. This is no shrinking violet - when life hands her a tough choice she steps up to the plate, and takes charge of her future. Raised in Portland, with no hint of mystical or mythical, Ari has always had an affinity for the night. Now that "strangeness" is starting to make sense as her mother has fallen into a coma, and the only way to save her is for Ari to agree to marry one of seven brothers - vampires - in order to determine who will rule Hell.

Each brother has been cursed with one of the seven deadly sins, and she must spend a month with each brother in his realm of Hell before deciding whom to marry. First up - Fen, Prince of War. Fen had originally decided to pass on his month with Ari as he has been tasked with seeing to her safety, and has all ready spent some time watching her in Portland. However, when it seems there is a plot afoot which has actually killed their father, the King, he changes his mind.

This story is well written with many intricate details which help you empathize with Ari, and the writing team of Karpov Kinrade has definitely mastered the art of descriptive writing so that you can imagine yourself in the story. I can't wait for book 2!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Replica by Shannon Mayer & Denise Grover Swank

Replica (The Blood Borne #2)Replica by Shannon Mayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

** I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.**

Wow! WOW! And, WOWZA! How two authors manage to co-write with two characters who are so similar and so different and make it all blend so seamlessly is beyond me!

Rachel and Lea pick up shortly after where Recombinant left off. Rachel still doesn't realize the full extent of the bond she and Lea now share, and they are going their separate ways to try to fight the powers that be creating the unnatural supernatural creatures that now lurk in the shadows. Fate steps in though, and that's where it gets really interesting! Joined by two men who are almost as similar and different as Rachel and Lea - the women are now in a race against time and outside forces to shut down the Asclepius project.

I love the humor, (sarcasm), action, and emotions that are all a HUGE part of this series. Throw in supernatural creatures and you a have lure I am hopeless to resist!

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