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review 2018-02-10 15:46
"River Marked - Mercedes Thompson #6" by Patricia Briggs
River Marked - Patricia Briggs

At the start of "River Marked", I found myself smiling. I was glad to be back in Mercy's company and pleased that she has been granted some happiness.  Patricia Briggs writes in a way that makes me feel that I'm going, if not home, then at least back to a favourite place when I open a Mercedes Thompson book. That's a rare gift.


Mercy is getting married. Honest. Any day soon. If she can survive her mother's plan-everything-down-to-the-last-second approach. As the wedding plans devolved into chaos my smile broadened. This felt warm and real.


When the Fae offered a fancy mobile home for Mercy's honeymoon and a free stay at a perfect spot, I grinned harder, knowing that bad things were bound to follow.


The honeymoon takes place on the Columbia River, near Horsethief Lake Park in Washington and the Bad Thing is drawn from Native American traditions and is a lot scarier than the vampires and most of the Fae we've met so far. This monster is hunger incarnate and people are its favourite prey.



(]Horsethief Falls Pictograph: She Who Watches. East gorge. WA. Angie Moore. 1M "She Who Watches"Pectroglph)


I liked the way this story uses Mercy's Native American heritage and of course, her Walker/Coyote nature to give her a better understanding of herself without getting all soppy about it and without sentimentalising Native American Myths.


There were clever links to the pictographs in the Park and the scene in the local standing stones was very well done. I loved the fact that Mercy's magical nature meant she could see things the young shaman-in-training wanted to believe in but had not yet managed to see.


This time, even though Adam is at her side, it is Mercy who must save the day. She gets help from some surprising places, including meeting with Coyote himself. Patricia Briggs manages to balance, magic, myth, murderous violence with humour and compassion in a way I find very pleasing.


The book also moves Mercy on. It gives her happiness and security and demonstrates her strength while still showing her as vulnerable. The letter Mercy wrote to Adam, to be opened if she didn't survive her encounter with the Big Bad, summed her up perfectly.



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review 2018-02-05 15:27
Review: Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires #12) by Chloe Neill
Midnight Marked - Chloe Neill
Midnight Marked

Chicagoland Vampires #12
Chloe Neill
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
March 1st 2016


As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice...


A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long...


Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City.


With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire...


In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything...




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The Chicagoland Vampires needs to be read in order.


Midnight Marked is book twelve in the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. It’s full of action, adventure, and mystery.


I’ve had my highs and lows with this series and I think I’m ready for it to end.


In the past year Merit has gone from a reluctant vampire to doing whatever it takes to keep her vampire family safe. She’s now celebrating her one-year vampire anniversary and her relationship with Ethan is strong. It’s been one interesting journey to this point.


A lot of questions that I thought would remain mysteries where answered. We also see the House call in Paige for help with this particular mystery. And, when I thought we wouldn’t be getting any new supernaturals in the mix, Neill brings in a necromancer. I enjoyed Annabelle an added secondary character to the world and story. She was quite interesting and useful. Their is also no shortage of humor added into the mix while these characters try to figure out who or what is causing problems in good old Chicago.


My only issue and this issue has run throughout the series is that I never feel that Ethan and Merit are equals. He calls her Sentinel and she calls him Master. With a group, that seams ok, but when they are together it just feels wrong, not right. Their relationship and how it’s portrayed is the one thing I’ve had trouble with throughout the series.


Audio Note: I did try the audiobook first, but I stopped it after 2-5 min in. I hated the male voices for Ethan and Catcher. They sounded so wrong. I couldn’t do the book in audio, so I read it like all the previous editions. (Narrator: Sophie Eastlake)


Rated: 3.5 Stars


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2018-01-06 17:17
Okay for a Teen Vampire Book
Marked - Kristin Cast,P.C. Cast

A few years ago, when I was a teenager, I feel like I would have really enjoyed this book. I still did like the book I could just see the obvious flaws with it now. I can't tell if some of the things in the book are just tropes or plot twists, time will tell. I'm excited to continue with the rest of the series! 

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text 2018-01-02 15:38
Top of the food chain
Marked In Flesh (A Novel of the Others) - Anne Bishop

Humans run the risk of making themselves extinct.  If the top of the food chain dislikes you for being foolish and threatening them, you are going to have to expect retaliation. Humans first forget that tolerance is a different beast from being right and they learn it the hard way.


It's interesting to see how things are progressing and how human greed and stupidity can triumph over common sense and intelligence.


Looking forward to the next in the series.

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review 2017-11-28 16:56
Marked for Death (Blind Jacks MC) (Volum... Marked for Death (Blind Jacks MC) (Volume 1) - J.C. Valentine

Tiffany is a nurse who moves every few years to try and stay off her ex-husband's radar.  On the last night of her job at a hospital before moving to a new location, she ends up treating Ryder, a sexy as sin biker who has been shot.  The attraction between these two was off the charts and Tiffany feels a pull towards Ryder that she hasn't felt in a long time.

When the crazy biker who is trying to kill Ryder shows up at the hospital, Tiffany jumps into action to protect him.  Spending time alone Ryder while protecting him has Tiffiany's hormones running on overdrive.  Quickly things turn romantic and Tiffany realizes that just maybe she has found a new life that she doesn't want to run away from.

In typical J.C. Valentine style, there is a final showdown that ends completely not how I would have thought but just perfect for these two.  I look forward to more in this new series.

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