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review 2017-03-25 15:59
Shadow's Seduction
Shadow's Seduction (Immortals After Dark) (Volume 17) - Kresley Cole

Shadows Claim, the first Dacians novel is my favorite in this series. I love the ability that these Dacians have. Mostly being able to turn to mist.

 

I love Cole's writing and the worlds she writes about. I was a bit worried after Sweet Ruin that this series was taking a turn I didn't like. I do wish we had seen more of our favorite characters, but this is only a novella.

 

A lot of people have issues with this being a m/m. I admit I really wanted a sweet Dacian vampire princess for Cas, but a prince worked. The are good together and the prince really tamed the demon. 

 

As far as story progression goes, this is a cliffhanger! Uhg... really? At least the next comes out soon.

 

In a nutshell: not my fave but not horrid.

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review 2017-03-25 15:10
Review: Angels’ Pawn (Guild Hunter #0.6) by Nalini Singh
Angels' Pawn - Nalini Singh

Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures

 

Angels' Pawn
 
 Guild Hunter #0.6  
 Nalini Singh  
 Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance  
 Berkley  
 March 3, 2009  
 eBook  
 57  
 Library  
 

 

Angels’ Pawn introduces readers to a world of beauty and danger where angels and vampires coexist. The novella is the prequel to Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. In Atlanta, a vampire hunter is caught between two rival factions and the angel who is manipulating them both. Her only assistance comes from a vampire who may have his own reasons for helping her...

 

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** Read as part of Angels’ Flight

 

I would suggest buying this as part of the Angels’ Flight instead of individual due to the price of the single title. It seams high for such a short novella only.

 

This one we get a closer look at Ashwini, Elena’s Guild Hunter colleague and Janvier. It’s a little moment in time with these two; before they get their full Novel Archangel’s Shadows.

 

In Archangel’s Shadow they mentioned this moment this assignment briefly and it made me want to find out more on the backstory of Ash and Janvier’s relationship.

 

Ash is smart, tough, and can kick ass. She also has some “talent” or a curse, depending on who looks at it. Janvier is the ban in her existence. She’s hunted him in the past, but here he stands by her side for a Guild assignment. He has a talent for making friends with anybody.

 

Angels’ Pawn focuses on the action rather then the romance. The chemistry is their and we Sigh does a wonderful job giving us a taste of, Ash and Janvier’s, budding teasing flirtatious relationship. As for the world it’s terrifying and riveting.

 

I loved Angels’ Pawn.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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review 2017-03-23 22:39
Book Review of Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton
Valen - Felicity E. Heaton

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Lightning, Valen was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

 

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Cursed by Zeus to never know love again, Valen has brought up barriers around his heart to protect it, but with each new barrier he creates, the dark hold his power has over him grows, becoming all he needs.

 

Until the night he finally crosses paths with the assassin who has been watching him from the shadows, a bewitching mortal possessing the name of an angel and the skills of a devil—a woman who awakens his passionate heart and stirs dangerous desires.

Eva has built a fearsome reputation for herself in Italy’s underworld, but her latest job in her beloved city of Rome has left her feeling that she has stepped into a dangerous world and this mission might end in her death—either at the hands of her mysteriously seductive client or by the blade of the wickedly alluring warrior who is her target.

 

As the threat from the daemons escalates and more than just the Rome gate becomes their target, will Valen be strong enough to face the fears in his heart and the ghosts of his past to claim everything he desires or will they lure him deeper under their spell and into the darkness?

 

Review 4*

 

This is the second book in a new paranormal series written by this author. I loved it!

 

Valen is a wonderful character, I liked him a lot even though he has a bit of a self-pity party going on. He is one of the seven brothers born to Hades and Persephone, and has been banished to live in the mortal realm as a guardian to the portal into the Underworld in Rome. His brothers guard other gates around the world. Cursed by Zeus to never know love, he finds himself intrigued with a mysterious woman who has been sent to assassinate him.

 

Eva is an intriguing character, I liked her a lot too, She is a deadly assassin and has been tasked with gathering information on Valen. When her client changes her orders in the middle of the mission, she finds herself caught between her duty to her employer and her growing desire for her mark.

 

I love reading the Eternal Mates series, but this new series may give it a run for it's money. This story takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. I must admit that I felt sad for Valen. He didn't deserve the treatment he received at Zeus's hand. Granted, he was angry and full of grief at the time, but the "curse" that Zeus placed on him left him with a "woe is me" attitude and his self pity blinded him to the truth. Frankly, I was more angry at his parents (even though Persephone did try to get through his thick skull) for not convincing their son that he would find love and that he WAS loved. Even his brothers never expressed their love for him. No wonder his self-worth was deflated.

 

The villain of the story, Benares, is an incubus, but I never got an "evil" vibe from him; he was more of a smooth operator with an agenda. Jin, his sister, was a completely different issue. However, they are both desperate to get through the gate back into the Underworld; this made them dangerous. The story arc is beginning to take shape, with even more dangerous enemies hiding in the wings. As I reached the end of the book, I found myself becoming even more excited for what is to come. I am now looking forward to reading Esher's story as soon as I can.

 

Felicity Heaton has written another fast paced, sexy paranormal romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love her fast paced writing style, which flows effortlessly from scene to scene. She is on top of my favourite author's list.

 

Each book of this series could be read as a stand-alone, as this one does not end in a cliffhanger, though I would recommend reading them in order. I do not recommend this book to younger readers due to the extremely HOT and explicit sexual scenes. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love sexy paranormal romances full of gods and daemons. - Lynn Worton

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review 2017-03-23 19:41
Manga Review: Angel Sanctuary Vol 1
Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 - Kaori Yuki

Killer computer games, reincarnation, fallen angels, demons, weird romance — this book has it all! Seriously, I don’t think that it can get any cooler. Sometimes, when a bunch of really cool elements are thrown together in one book it can be disastrous, but Yuki pulls it off and has created an incredibly exciting, suspenseful series. Plus, the artwork is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever read a manga with such gorgeous drawings.

 

As for the characters, I fell in love with Setsuna immediately, and I adore all the others. It’s a very complex story with a deep historical background that I’m sure will be revealed little by little throughout the series. There are some funny moments to alleviate some of the tension (this is a very dark series). These moments aren’t laugh-out-loud funny, but they definitely put a smile on my face.

 

The only thing I had trouble with was remembering who was who, and what gender they were — Yuki seems to love the theme of too-pretty males.

 

I would recommend this for fans of dark fantasy and fallen angels. Be prepared for some serious weirdness, though!

 

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review 2017-03-23 15:47
Review: Elizabeth’s Wolf (Breeds #3) by Lora Leigh
Elizabeth's Wolf - Lora Leigh
Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures
 
Elizabeth's Wolf 

 Breeds #3  
 Lora Leigh  
 Erotic Paranormal Romance - Adult 18+  
 Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc  
 June 3rd 2005  
 eBook/Paperback  
 304  
 Library  
 

 

She brought him back from death and made him live again.

 

Dash thought himself alone, a soldier, a fighting machine and no more.

 

Elizabeth made him realize he was a man.

 

Danger surrounds the woman his soul marked as his mate, death and blood and a treachery that goes beyond even his worst nightmares. But he will protect her and what she claims as her own. He was created to kill, trained to do it efficiently, and only a man bound to her, heart and soul, will have the strength to save Elizabeth and her prized possession.

 

He is a lone wolf. A man alone. No pack, no family, no one to call his own until one single, innocent letter awoke Elizabeth's wolf. 

 

 

 

Elizabeth’s Wolf is one of my favorites in the Breeds series. It’s because it has a wounded soldier and a little girl. I feel in love with Dash the first moment he is featured and of course Cassie and her mother.

 

I love how the story starts, love Cassie our little girl who has a little fairy that guides her to write to this soldier who has no family, no friends, no one to write too him. It brings home the sacrifices our men and women make even toughs who don’t have someone waiting back home for them.

 

Dash is a wolf breed, one that’s genetics are recessed, so it makes it easy for him to hide in the world. Not all the breeds can hide, but many have found a way and a few are now coming out to the world. It’s the beginning of that coming out and the world is either accepting them or not.

 

Deep down Dash’s wolf even though Dash himself doesn’t understand knows that he must find and protect this little girl and her mother. Elizabeth did what any mother who loves her child would do. She protected her little girl and knows that she is at an end and needs help, but doesn’t have hope anymore. She’s been burned one to many times and has watched good people die, so she doesn’t trust. These two where great together. Their are several surprises along the way and once they find out what Cassie is things start to fall into place. It’s an emotional upheaval for all.

 

One of my favorite lines from Elizabeth’s Wolf is: “Let me show you have a Breed male makes a meal out of his mate.” Oh that’s dame hot!

 

I’ve enjoyed several of the books in the Breeds series. Some where better then others. Some can be read as standalone while others follow a story plot from one book to the next. The Breeds themselves are an interesting species and they don’t fully understand their race yet, so the finding mates and living life is a journey.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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