Tag Archives: paranormal romance

On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

Read April 2016 Recommended for PNR fans, dedicated Andrews fans  ★     ★    ★ I’m a fan of the Kate Daniels series, so it was a natural that I would try their other stories. On the Edge is the first … Continue reading

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Bite Me by Parker Blue.

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of paranormal snark & romance  2 1/2  stars Val Shapiro is on vampire stake-out. Killing vampires is not only a public service, but the violence gives her temporary respite from her internal sex-demon, Lola. … Continue reading

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Small Magics by Ilona Andrews. Not so small.

Read September 2015 Recommended for fans of PNR, the Andrews  ★    ★   ★    1/2 This collection contains the stories “A Questionable Client,” “Retribution Clause,” “Of Swine and Roses,” “Grace of Small Magics” and “Magic Tests.” Committed fans of the … Continue reading

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‘Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre and Karen Duvall. Or sooner. Hopefully.

Read September 2014 Recommended for fans of the authors  ★    ★    On Labor Day Weekend, Half-Price Books 20% off sale was completely irresistible. Really. I couldn’t. So I headed over and found a few books I knew were delightful … Continue reading

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Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Or, Halfway Good.

Read August 2014 Recommended for fans of paranormal romance  ★    ★    If you love this, great. I’m happy you and Frost have found each other, and I wish you many hot and heavy installments. But I suggest moving on … Continue reading

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Cold Magic by Kate Elliot. Cold and Congealed.

Read December, 2013 ★  1/2 Recommended for: just possibly, people who loved The Parasol Protectorate Here, let me save you some time: Chapter 1 to 6 Cat misses her dead father, so she reads his expedition journals.  Cat is cold … Continue reading

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The Greyfriar, by Clay and Susan Griffith, or I know I’ve read this before

Recommended for: readers of the Parasol Protectorate Read from January 16 to 18, 2013 ★★★ Would you like some wine with your pastiche?* Soulless meets Beauty, shares meaningful whispers and lingering gazes, then elopes to The War of the Worlds, … Continue reading

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Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

Recommended for: Andrews fans, urban fantasy fans Read on October 23, 2012  ★★★★   Don’t be ridiculous. Of course I enjoyed this book. It’s set in the world of Kate Daniels, my favorite urban fantasy series ever. Magic has returned … Continue reading

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Or Why Adding Witches Doesn’t Make it Fantasy

Read from May 03 to 12, 2011 Recommended for: Paranormal romance readers ★    1/2 Redeemed only through a nice use of language. Initial assessment: Harlequin romance meets Twilight. Most irritating similarity to Twilight: they discover all sorts of ways … Continue reading

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