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review 2018-01-22 16:30
Older Nora Roberts romance, not bad
Omnibus: Hidden Heart: This Magic Moment / Storm Warning - Nora Roberts Originally published in 1983 and 1984 this was interesting to read, you can see how she's starting to experiment with the format and how she's expanding the format. There's also some work with pushy 80s heroes and how they don't have to get their own way short-term but eventually do get their way. There's also compromise and things work out well for both parties. This Magic Moment is a story about a magician and a producer and about how they learn to live with each other's flaws and bad upbringings. The romance was pretty good but the end left me a little let down. Storm Warning is much more in her more recent thriller vein. Auitumn Gallagher goes to visit her aunt in her mountain inn and to take some photographs only to find the man who broke her heart there, leaving would admit she cares. Then a storm closes them in and one of the guests is murdered. Several of the guests have motive including her ex. Light easy reads, the guys are sometimes over pushy but they are probably better than most of the era.
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review 2018-01-22 12:44
That Hot Vampire
Triad Soul - Nathan Burgoine


I liked the second book even better than the first part. 

Our trio is investigating a mysterious murderer, which turns out to be more and more complicated as the story unfolds. I had my suspicious who might be the bad guy, but with so much magic even I was perplexed at some point. 

I liked the way their search went- they didn't just miraculously found the answers they were looking for, but put their minds together, it was fun to see them think and work together as one. 

There are side character and that's what they are- on the side, I enjoy it when there isn't too much focus on the minor characters and at some point you wonder why you read about those people. 
/ although Mann, the poetry teacher has my interest, I hope to see more of him in the next book too/.

The Families still sit on their high and mighty thrones, although I kind of like them.

Speaking of the characters- Luc is still my favorite one.

" I am your Duc, Luc Lanteigne. Ottawa and much of the area around is mine under the terms of the lignage, as ordered by la reine"
Every time he appeared I felt like pouring myself a glass of wine and listening to whatever he had to say. 
Like- come on, I can have a conversation about wine. Hell, I will even learn French if I have to for him. 
It's very untypical of me to be so excited about a character/ a vampire at that, as I am not fond of vampire stories / , so dear Nathan Burgoine- please give us more Luc. I really want to see him...more emotional and less untouchable? /I know it will happen, it's there, that's not just my wishful thinking, right? :) / 

Curtis finally asked the important question at the end of the book, and with that our boys have a long way to go ahead of them. 
So I will patiently wait for the next part. With a glass of wine in my hand. 

**Copy kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review**
 
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review 2018-01-22 01:49
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
A Taste of Honey - Kai Ashante Wilson

4.5 stars.

Recommended.

While the book was stunning, even without true romance, I can't give it five stars.

The last chapter ruined it for me. Not because how it ended but the way it ended. While I cheered for the MCs, I could not connect with that reality.

Don't want to say anything else for the fear of spoilers, I already gave away too much.

@Monica - thank you, my friend, for the amazing rec and gift :) *hugs*

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review 2018-01-20 19:32
Review of novella "Undercover Magic" (Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie Book 1) - Linsey Hall
Undercover Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie Book 1) - Linsey Hall

So, random Amazon prime borrow (Kindle Owner's Lending Library) -- a freebie, self-/indie published  and a shorter length work that I really wound up enjoying.

 

Not really sure why beyond liking the heroine.  It threw so much at you at once that I'm not sure I have a handle on the story, the series or the worldbuilding.  But just go with it; action-packed and full of pretty much everything supernatural, paranormal or fairy-tale-ish.

 

Not sure yet why series is called Dragon's Gift or Valkyrie.  No Valkyries yet.  The main character and her sister's powers are still unknown at end of this one.

 

Probably the best review I can give this is that I plan on reading the next novella in the series.

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text 2018-01-20 03:22
SpotLight for Book Tour I am Involved in.
The Girl Without Magic - Megan O'Russell The Girl Without Magic - Megan O'Russell

The Girl Without Magic
Megan O’Russell
(The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, #1)
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: January 9th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her.

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.

The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.

Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.

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Author Bio:

Megan is a native of Upstate New York who spends her time traveling the country as a professional actor. Megan’s current published works include YA series The Tethering and Girl of Glass, as well as the Christmas romance Nuttycracker Sweet. 2017 projects include The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days, and The Chronicles of Maggie Trent: The Girl Without Magic.
For more information on Megan’s books visit MeganORussell.com.

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