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Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

     This is the first book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Elena is the heroine in this story who happens to be the only living female Werewolf. A woman living amongst a pack of male werewolves... I can't even imagine! Well, actually I can. I grew up with three older brothers. Maybe that's why I enjoyed Elena's character so much. We seemed to have a lot in common. (insert grin) I loved the way the author took time to give us plenty of history behind all of the characters in this book. It made for somewhat of a slow beginning but by the time I got to the middle of the book I was completely in tune with the emotions and relationships between the pack members. Elena, who felt betrayed and conflicted had plenty of emotions to sort through and with good reason. I found myself wondering what I would do if I were in her position and thinking I may have reacted the same. The old phrase that there is a thin line between love and hate cam

Dancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell

                                                          I have never read a Native American romance before but was intrigued to read this one due to the glowing reviews and I was not disappointed. I truly enjoyed this story. I am the kind of person who does not buy the whole love at first sight type of romance. I believe that true love starts out with a seed but can only come into bloom through the test of time and commitment and how well you brave the storm together. It also takes looking past someone for who you think they are and seeing them for who they really are. That is why I loved this book. Two people who did not even suspect they would ever come to even like each other eventually began to see beyond the skin and the outer flaws and find love. The heroine in this story was awesome. She was strong, smart and determined to survive. My favorite kind of heroine. There were many little surprises in this story that kept you turning the pages and one was the h

The Weather Warden Series by Rachel Caine

Wow, where do I begin? Sometimes you just fall into a series of books that take you away. In this case, I was taken away in an all-American heavy metal car that can kick ass. Joanna Baldwin is a weather warden, with a flick of her hand the weather above can move and change to help the world stay safe from a natural disaster. When an evil force tries to frame her Joanne hits the road taking it by storm.  Joanne meets a handsome hitchhiker,  things really heat up. A Djinn-laden urban fantasy my friends! Friendships are changed, loyalties are tested, and the world as we know it will never be the same. The back story of the characters are rich and flows seamlessly in Rachel Caine’s writing. No skim reading here.   The Weather Warden Series is fast-paced and gritty. I was hooked from book one and sad when it ended.  ~Tanja Story Line 5***** Charaters 5***** Romance level 3*** Sizzle factor 5***** "Power calls to power—always has, always will. "  -Rachel Caine

K's Favorite Books

  ***Last updated on 5/24/2014*** K's BEST BOOKS OF 2013 - CLICK HERE Series that I love: Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson series (review) J.R. Ward - The Black Dagger Brotherhood (Oh yeah!) (review) Jeaneine Frost - The Cat and Bones series  (love, love!) (review) Karen Marie Moning - The Fever Series (review) C.L. Wilson - The Tairen Soul Series (review) Charlaine Harris - The Sookie Stackhouse series (most but not all)  (reviews) Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James  (some eye rolling, lots of oh my moments, and some funny moments too) (review) The Dark Duet Series by C.J. Roberts (Reader beware...  very disturbing content) (review) Raine Miller - The Blackstone Affair Trilogy (review) J.T. Geissinger - The Night Prowler Series (review) Jess Raven and Paula Black - The Becoming Series (review) Colleen Hoover - The Slammed Series (review) Karina Halle - The Artists Trilogy (review) Soul Stripper by Katana Collins (review) The Sin Brothers series by Reb

T's Favorite Books

  Books and authors I like/love in no particular order....... some are repeated within my listings :)  T's BEST BOOKS PICKS OF 2013 - CLICK HERE PN/PNR  Black Dagger Brotherhood, by J.R. Ward (Review) Night Huntress, by Jeaniene Frost Fever, by Karen Marie Moning  Kate Daniels, by Ilona Andrews (Review) Immortals After Dark, by Kresley Cole  Guild Hunter, by Nalini Singh (Review) Dark-Hunter, by Sherrilyn Kenyon Psy-Changeling, by Nalini Singh Charley Davidson, by Darynda Jones (Review) Fallen Angels, by J.R. Ward Vampires in America, by D.B. Reynolds (Review) Anita Blake, by Vampire Hunter, Laurell K. Hamilton   Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning  Lords of Deliverance, by Larissa Ione  Weather Warden, by Rachel Caine (Review) Mystery/Thriller/Action In Death Series, by J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts (Review) The Val & Kit Mystry Series, by Burgess, Rosalind (Review) Tracers, by Laura Griffin (Review) Cut & Run Series

D.B. Reynolds Vampires in America Series

. Vampires in America is a fantastic series to bite into.  Raphael the p owerful and charismatic Vampire Lord. Cynthia Leighton a smart, tough and sexy,  private investigator and former cop. This is a great combination. Not the virginal and naive heroine verses the ancient testosterone filled vamp with a heart of gold that so  many authors tend to over do these days. This coupling is a meeting of the minds and wills. Vampires in America is a more realistic story. An adult take on love and responsibility in the real world. You will meet and love so many of DB Reynolds characters along the way making this a world I relish falling into with each new book release. Needing a good solid series to get wrapped up in on a cold rainy weekend?  Then this is it.  Story line 5 ***** Romance 4**** Sizzle factor 4****  Characters 5*****  My only negative is the cover art. It makes it look like the quintessential old Harlequin novels and these books are so much more. Proving the point nev

*The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

 1 star* ...  sighhhhh...  I just don't understand????  This is another one of those books that everyone seems to love but for some mysterious reason it drove me crazy and brought out some bad emotions for me. And, now there is a book two coming out (Kat scratches head in bewilderment) and I once again found myself scrolling through reviews trying to understand what I apparently missed. I decided to re-write this review because quite a bit of time has now passed and I've had some time to get to the bottom of my dislike for this story. The primary reason why I disliked this book was very simply because I could not tolerate the na├»ve and wreckless behavior of these characters. Those top reasons being: 20yr old Camryn decides to get on a bus and take off and doesn't even have the common sense to tell anyone where she is going. The mother in me can't handle this kind of silliness. Andrew decides it's perfectly okay to ignore his father while on his death

*The Disappearance of Mavis Woodstock (The Val & Kit Mystery Series, #1)

Click here for more info Super cute, easy fast read. Perfect for the gym (if you read on the elliptical as I do) I love that the characters are older. Val and Kit are hilarious women in the second season in life. Val an empty nester and freshly divorced. Kit is just plain fabulous. They have been friends since forever and love a good mystery. Trouble often finds them or they just cant help looking for it.  I really like a good girlfriend caper and this one reminds me a bit of Janet Evanovich.  I see a big fan base growing here. The second book, The Murder of Susan Reed (The Val & Kit Mystery Series, #2) has already been released and I liked it even more.  T~

*The Fever series by Karen Moning

    If you haven't caught the fever yet you need to get over to Barrons Books and Baubles and get busy! There are five books in this series... Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever and Shadowfever. I plowed through all of these books in a week and could not put them down. Very creative characters and lots of room for growth with this story. I do hope Karen Moning continues to build on this story line because you are definitely left wondering what the heck is going to happen now??!! I like this series mostly because the romance does take a back seat to the action. There is romance but it occurs at its rightful time and place. The build up to the eventual coming together of Mac and Jericho was great. Fantastic series and highly recommend! And if you don't like the series then you can just "kiss my petunia!"...  hehe                                                                                                                                 

*Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Wow... what a good book! It was funny, romantic and very creative. This is the type of story I thought I was getting when I read Seduction and Snacks a while back (which was one of the worst books I have ever read). The sexy food banter and slow developing romance was just such a nice change of pace from some of the ho-hum romances I've been reading lately.  The Hero was very likable, lovable, sexy, just an all around great guy. One of my favorites in a long time. And the heroine was "ahem" good in the kitchen! They always say the way to win a man's heart is through his stomach! Or maybe through his walls... ha! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, sexy read that leaves you with a big smile on your face at the end.       

*Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Well folks she has done it again. I really love the Charlie Daniels series by this author but was a little hesitant to jump in the YA world. With an author like Darynda Jones why would I not jump in? From the first page to the last I was hooked. Quirky, laugh out loud funny and full of surprises. I read this on my ipad and just purchased Death and the Girl Next Door in paper back to give to my daughter to read, Yes it's that good. I can not wait till the next book comes out  "Death, Doom, and Detention". Book description below :) T~   Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her pare

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