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url 2017-11-27 20:36
New Urban Fantasy from Shyla Colt
Witch for Hire - Shyla Colt

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Young, terrified, and bound to a vampire, Louella Eschete fled the bayou and swore off magic. Years later, she’s returned to the tiny town of Cypress, Louisiana to take her rightful place as head of her magical family, whether she likes it or not.

 

In order to keep the tentative peace formed between the various races of powerful beings who rule side by side, she must face her own demons. Mainly one, Cristobal Cortez. Now a master vampire, and lord of the seven cities surrounding New Orleans, her former lover has moved up in the world. Their relationship gets way more complicated when his court is framed for a rash of murders they didn’t commit.

 

Forced to play her role as his bond mate, and launch an investigation into the darkness threatening to overturn truces, she may be in over her head. 

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photo 2017-10-25 01:49
Shyla Colt's Upcoming Urban Fantasy

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Young, terrified, and bound to a vampire, Louella Eschete fled the bayou and swore off magic. Years later, she’s returned to the tiny town of Cypress, Louisiana to take her rightful place as head of her magical family, whether she likes it or not.

 

In order to keep the tentative peace formed between the various races of powerful beings who rule side by side, she must face her own demons. Mainly one, Cristobal Cortez. Now a master vampire, and lord of the seven cities surrounding New Orleans, her former lover has moved up in the world. Their relationship gets way more complicated when his court is framed for a rash of murders they didn’t commit.

 

Forced to play her role as his bond mate, and launch an investigation into the darkness threatening to overturn truces, she may be in over her head. 

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review 2017-06-13 11:45
Review: The Turn
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death - Kim Harrison

I received a copy from Netgalley.

 

Since The Hollows is one of my favourite urban fantasy series, and probably one the series that got me hooked on urban fantasy in the first place, a prequel to the Hollows was a must have. I put in a Netgalley request as soon as I saw it. (Even though I’m only up to book 7 in the series).

 

Though after reading it, I can’t honestly say I liked it all that much. It was okay, somewhere between a two and a three star read for me. The first half of the book was full of science stuff that I found incredibly boring and a slog to get through. I’ve never DNFed a Kim Harrison book before, so series and author love made me determined to finish it.

 

 I found it quite confusing, it didn’t help also that I could have sworn there was a Trent Kalamak in the Rachel Morgan series. It was only when I was reading reviews on Goodreads and saw the questions about this book section that someone else had asked the same thing that was puzzling me. Not the same character, two different characters (though there was a ding! moment towards the end of the book that made me go aaaah, that’s why).

 

One or two familiar characters also popped up, demon Algaliarept (who’s name I can’t pronounce to save my life) was his usual delightfully obnoxious (and somewhat amusing in a snarky way) self and Quen.  One of the vampires makes an appearance towards the end as well.

 

This is all about two dark elf scientists who are fighting it out for funding, Trent and Trisk, both of whom hate each other, Trisk’s created a genetically engineered tomato that will supposedly end third world hunger. Forced to work together each have their own separate agendas. As I said, the first half was all very technical and the two of them playing off each other to get to their own goals. (I had to keep reminding myself this was set in the 60s as well). Favourite classic songs are on the radio as new music.

 

But of course, jealousy rears its ugly head and one thing leads to another, something goes hideously wrong. This resulting in a wide spread disease that nearly wipes out the human race, bringing out the fear and repercussions of a bunch of vampires, witches and other species trying their best to get head of it and survive as well.  While at the same time Trisk and a companion, the Dr who created the virus in the first place, there’s links to her genetic tomato, and Trent trying to keep on top of things.

 

The second half was much more exciting as things went from bad to worse and Trisk and her friends try to fix the problem. There’s something – satisfying is not the word I’d use – but there’s definitely a so that’s how it all happened feeling about now knowing how The Hollows all started, but it’s certainly not a favourite novel. Though I am glad I read it, and would certainly recommend to Hollows fans.

 

Thank you to Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books for approving my request to view the title.

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review 2017-01-28 12:52
Eleventh Grave and Going Strong!
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones 

 

ELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT is the latest addition to the Charley Davidson series and it's brought with it all of the things we've grown to love about Charley, Reyes in the gang, but also has given us just a bit more insight into the girl who is the Grim Reaper.

Charley's life is moving along swimmingly. If you don't count that fact that a hell god is after her, she ticked off Jehovah, her daughter has to be hidden for her safety, and she's a goddess with powers that she's having trouble controlling. But, when the son of the people who kidnapped her husband shows up wanted her to investigate his so-called "parents", things start get interesting.

ELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT kept up that more serious tone that I noticed in the last book. That is not to say that there isn't any silliness in the book. If there wasn't, I don't think she'd be Charley anymore. But, I think that she's being more mindful of her powers and the world beyond just her. Becoming a mom changed her and made her stronger because her ultimate goal is keeping her daughter safe.

Now, I thought this book was excellent overall. It had a great plot and we got to learn some pretty important details of what Charley is and what more she can do. But, I thought that some of the sex scenes were unnecessary. Yes, I said that. Just a few. They just weren't integral to the story and could have been handled another way.

Honestly though, it's my only complaint of the whole book. ELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT was fast paced, exciting, and fun. The ending was fantastic and has me super excited for the next book. For those who don't know, this is the eleventh book in the Charley Davidson series. If you haven't read the series yet, this is not the book to start with. Start at the beginning and work your way up. You won't regret it. I think it's amazing that we are eleven books in and I'm still excited for the series. That is the sign of a fantastic author!!

*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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url 2016-10-18 19:03
New Release from Cecy Robson
Of Flame and Light: A Weird Girls Novel - Cecy Robson
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