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review 2017-09-23 13:48
Paganini and a Vampire
The Vampire's Protector - Michele Hauf

The ending felt too slight.  While there were some good scenes I had to read the last few chapters a few times to get what had happened and really to realise that it was all over.  I wanted more and could see that there was potential for a broader and possibly better story hidden under the story told. It also didn't really feel like it was set in Europe and particularly in France.


Summer Santiago is a vampire who hunts artefacts.  She's sent to retrieve a violin that is reputedly Paganini's and when she finds it somehow it plays.  Next she discovers that this has awoken from the grave Paganini (I hope without the Syphilis and other problems) who is fairly chill about his new world (there are occasional moments but overall he's a little less stressed than I'd expect a displaced in time type to be).


The romance worked for me the two of them were good as a couple but there were moments where I was unsatisfied.  


I do love the cover though.


Could be used for Vampires, supernatural, demons, terrifying women, genre: horror and I'm sure a few others but I'm going to use it for Vampires.

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review 2017-09-20 06:20
Fun read
Demon in Disguise (Playful Demons Book 1) - Mary Abshire

Where Abshire's other series are steeped in suspense, this one is a bit more lighthearted and fun. There is still an element of mystery and a couple of fun twists along the way as we get introduced to the world of the Playful Demons. The characters, love them or not, are interesting. I wasn't sure about Jennifer in the beginning, but she did grow on me later in the story and while I wasn't thrilled with the way Brian handled his dilemma, it made for an entertaining twist. The most interesting character, at least in my opinion, was Dominick and I really hope to see more of him in this series. He's a hoot and was so much fun to read. I have to say that one of my favorite things about this author's work, is her different take on the supernaturals and where they come from. She always paints a picture that leaves me in awe of her imagination. I can easily recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a sexy, paranormal read and the novella length makes it perfect for a quick bedtime read.


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review 2017-09-14 14:47
Amber, the 16 yr old girl demon is on the run
Demon Road 02. Desolation - Derek Landy

The 2nd book of the series following "Demon Road". Amber is now safe from her parents, but not from the demon that gave his parents power. 


She is on the run with her protector Milo. 


This is more blood and gory on this installment. 


Reading this for Chilling Children square. 




OK. Amber is a bit more demon-y than the last one. Also, the single romantic exchange lack the build-up that it needs.


So... it is more like a irrational teenager who is a bit off than a rational teenager character perceived by teenagers. Do adults really think of teenagers this way?


The kiss a bit too awkward.


The fights a bit too bloody for my taste. 


The mistake made, not wearing a seat belt while playing chicken with an enemy vehicle.


All mistake that really pieces of the story that is not doing much to the plot. 


Where is the plot btw?


Amber is being chase by Hell Hound who are more like mean bikers. 


Javier and other amateur demon fighters are all added to the story without really adding strength to the fight. 


So... not the highest point. But still readable. Like a girl in the lead. Like being at least somewhat LGBT friendly.


So... probably going to read the last one of the series. 



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review 2017-09-13 01:02
Amber has strange parents
Demon Road - Derek Landy

And that is just the beginning of the story.


I read this for Demons square. 



From the back of the book, we knew that her parents is trying to kill her. Now see the why and how she got away. 


The story centered around a 16 yr old Amber who found out accidentally that her parents and their friends are going to eat her after she turned 16. 


The whole thing is kind of sick as 6 persons made a deal to paired up, have children juts to be used as blood sacrifice. 


The rest is like a on-the-run kind of road trip story. With one older guy Mio and another teenager Glen. There is some fighting and a lot of running. 


It turns out Amber's parents are demons. And Amber is demon by birth. It created tension and the moved the story along quite smoothly. With a lot of teenage things like going online with chat room, and just would not shut up at the right moment. A teenager pissed off demons is a good story backbone. Having the right amount of fear and tension makes the story readable. 


Highly recommended it. Don't know why this book is not more popular as I got this on sale. 

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review 2017-08-18 17:04
Release Day ARC Review: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need (Nava Katz #3) by Deborah Wilde
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need (Nava Katz Book 3) - Deborah Wilde

Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures


The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need

Nava Katz #3
Deborah Wilde
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Te Da Media
August 18th 2017
ARC Review Copy


Less Hopelessly Devoted, more Worse Things I Could Do.


Nava is hot on the heels of a demonic serial killer and finally working with her brother. The assignment should be a dream come true, not a nightmarish power struggle made worse by her twin's refusal to believe there's corruption within the Brotherhood. Nava is determined to find proof of their dirty dealings, even as she risks irrefutably breaking her sibling bond.


Speaking of clocking annoying males upside the head... Nava is also totally over smoking hot rock star and fellow hunter Rohan Mitra. There is a veritable buffet of boy options out there, and this girl is now all-you-can-eat. So when her demon hunt brings her first love, Cole, back into her life, her revenge fantasies for closure-on all fronts-are a go. Except neither her old wounds nor her new ones are as healed as she believes.


Still, she's got work to do:

Brotherhood: unmask.

Demons: slaughter.

Guy problems: terminate with extreme prejudice.






The Nava Katz series is one you have to read in order. Each installment builds a little more on the characters and world and takes us on a new adventure. It’s been a month between Sting and Need. Ari has his powers now thanks to Nava his sister, her relationship with Rohan is over, and she’s looking for the witches.


The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need is a crazy ride! It’s another whirl wind adventure with some hilarious moments. Their were a few surprises along the way and the ending was a happy one. Rohan comes back and we see that he’s cracked her armor. She loves him, but she knows/feels deep down he’s going to leave her. So where will that leave them? I’d say Nava has some trust issues. We see that her relationship with her brother is strained and Rohan is another complication, plus the Brotherhood being an all boys club and now a girls in it, so we have drama and conflict. 


I wish we got more on the Brotherhood front and the witches. What is the deal? Where is this going? I also wish Nava would grow up a little. She needs to Adult more aka communicate. Her attitude is still very prickly and it’s getting old. 


Even with the few issues I had. Need turned out to be a terrific addition to the series. I had a delightful time and look forward to seeing where things go. 


Rated: 3.5 Stars 


*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Deborah Wilde with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.


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I’m a 35 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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