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New Year’s Resolution: Romance! by Christie Ridgway, Leslie Kelly and Tanya Michaels

cover55236-mediumMidnight, January 1: time for a big change. Time to make a New Year’s resolution to find romance—or else!

Say Yes by Christie Ridgway
Cautious florist Ashley Walker is excited to embark on her "Year of Yes" no matter what happens. But accepting a surprise job offer leads to an awkward discovery: she’s hot for her millionaire boss, Chase Bradley!

No More Bad Girls by Leslie Kelly
Scorched by a string of nightmare ex-girlfriends, Lex Rollins resolves to date only nice women…then is lured by siren Lia before midnight! But Lia is really Amelia, a good girl playing naughty for a night. Can a blind date as their real selves uncover their true desires?

Just a Fling by Tanya Michaels
Shy, insecure Erin Cross makes two bold resolutions: (A) get on a plane, and (B) have a fling. In pursuit of Option A, she’s mistaken for a key witness in a mob trial and whisked away by a sexy FBI agent! Which just leaves Option B…

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SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS: 12 Tales of Shapeshifters, Vampires & Sexy Spirits by Erin Quinn, Caridad Piñeiro, Erin Kellison, Lisa Kessler, Chris Marie Green, Mary Leo – Review

Reviewed by Larissa M.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Seductive Supernatural’s is a collection of 12 tales ranging from shape shifters and vampires to spirits. In reviewing an anthology, I usually take each book and do a detailed review about each. Since there are so many here I’m not sure I’ll do that. Especially since so many are not really worth reading…in my opinion…but there are some that stood out and I wished were showcased separately so I wouldn’t have to pull up such a large file to read just that one book again—if I wanted to do so. But since they are and I was asked for an honest review, here goes.

DIABLO SPRINGS by Erin Quinn:

This is one that I didn’t really care for. The writing wasn’t clear and engaging. I didn’t find the characters really that relatable and I didn’t find the whole plot believable.

VAMPIRE REBORN by Caridad Pineiro:

I found myself skimming this one. The story did not engage me from the get-go so I kept hoping something would snap me into the story. It didn’t.

SHADOW FALL by Erin Kellison:

I did like this one. Erin Kellison left me engaged in the plot and I found I enjoyed seeing what would happen with Annabella. Definitely not a fresh plot, but an interesting one.

NIGHT ANGEL by Lisa Kessler:

Mystical and interesting, I enjoyed the hero and heroine in this short story. I found the idea of the heroine being deaf intriguing, but I was a bit disappointed that wasn’t fixed for her in the end. But alas, she did get a hunky, near-God instead. I would have enjoyed more of this story.

SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE by Chris Marie Green:

Again, found this one hard to get into. I didn’t really get a clear picture of what was happening. The descriptions and dialogue left me a bit ‘out of the story’ so to speak.

SHADOW AT TWILIGHT by Mary Leo:

Though I had high hopes for this one as a romance with a ghost/spirit seemed very interesting. Add in the boss/assistant scenario and I knew it should be good. But again, found this one hard to get into. I didn’t really get a clear picture of what was happening. The descriptions and dialogue left me a bit ‘out of the story’ so to speak.

MORE THAN FIENDS by Maureen Child:

Didn’t enjoy the plot of this. I didn’t see the whole baby daddy thing as a plot point that was interesting. I enjoy most of Maureen Child’s other work, so I had hopes for this but I just couldn’t get into it.

IMMORTAL POSSESSION by Cassi Carver:

Interesting, nice writing style. This is one that I might re-read so I can totally follow it but on first read I enjoyed the chemistry between the two main characters. The plot was dramatically sensitive as well.

FOREVER ROSE by Janet Wellington:

I didn’t enjoy this one either. I couldn’t get into the whole back-in-time thing. I found myself skimming which I hate to do but I so wanted more out of this story. Didn’t get it.

WELCOME HOME, VAMPIRE by Theresa Meyers:

This was reminiscent of a typical romance where the hero tries to regain humanity by seeking someone he loved before. But it was written well and was clear to read. Definitely will try something by Ms. Meyers again.

VAMPIRE MAGIC (Blood Genie, books 1 and 2) by Sheri Whitefeather:

These books were simply fascinating. Two brother vampires that were turned into genies. Inventive and intriguing. Add in the two are loaned from their ‘master’ or owner to help people rather than personal gain and you have an interesting twist. There are catches but Ms. Whitefeather has a wonderful writing style. I’m eager to read the third book and see what happens to the vampire now turned genie who turned the brothers in the first place!

WILD NIGHTS WITH A LONE WOLF by Elisabeth Staab:

Fast-paced, sensual, and well written, Ms. Staab does a good job with Wild Nights with a Lone Wolf. Both characters are believable and interesting. I’d definitely read more by this author!

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About the books…

cover54721-medium Just in time for Halloween! Cozy up with sexy bad boys and tortured alpha heroes in 12 steamy full-length paranormal romance novels and novellas from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors!

Here’s what you’ll get:

DIABLO SPRINGS by Erin Quinn: Gracie Beck vowed that she would never to return to Diablo Springs, but the haunted town lures her back—along with the man who betrayed her years ago. Reilly broke her heart with his lies. Now, he wants a second chance to win her, but can they survive the ghosts of Diablo Springs?

VAMPIRE REBORN by Caridad Pineiro: Would you be reborn for love? Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern vampire, will have to make one of the most difficult choices in his undead life: Become human again or protect his new wife and child.

SHADOW FALL by Erin Kellison: Just discovering her magic, ballerina Annabella Ames didn’t mean to summon a dark wolf from Twilight, nor the tempting fallen angel Custo Santovari, who has no place in Heaven. The cunning wolf stalks them relentlessly, and danger seduces as they fight for redemption and love.

NIGHT ANGEL by Lisa Kessler: When Colin Flynn returns home to Ireland, the immortal Night Walker’s flesh has healed, but the scars hide a broken spirit. Juliana Duffy plays piano in spite of her deafness, challenging him to redefine himself and find the strength to battle an ancient enemy.

SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE by Chris Marie Green: Two monster hunters fighting a star-crossed attraction and one bloodthirsty phantom leaving a trail of death… Can love survive till the sun rises?

SHADOW AT TWILIGHT by Mary Leo: They say Hotel Colorado is haunted, but when Dillon Spencer appears in his hotel room to find Hilly Thompson, his assistant, soaking in the tub, he begins to question whether or not he’s alive, dead, or caught in another dimension.

MORE THAN FIENDS by Maureen Child: At 32, Cassidy Burke discovers she’s a legendary Demon Duster. But she’s got bigger problems than some pesky demons. Like, Logan Miller–first love, baby daddy to her genius daughter is back. Then there’s Devlin Cole, a walking orgasm with too many secrets. Cassidy’s life is out of control and about to get way too interesting.

IMMORTAL POSSESSION by Cassi Carver: When Dr. Evelyn Vale is paired with Immortal Bounty’s sexy commander to go undercover and infiltrate a supernatural body-trafficking ring, she’s eager to get to work. Until she learns the catch… To crack this case, he’ll need to possess her body.

FOREVER ROSE by Janet Wellington: Tarot cards predict a dangerous journey for Taylor Rose, but she doesn’t expect to travel back to 1888 San Diego. What the cards didn’t predict was falling for a man bent on revenge, a helpful ghost, and spooky séances. Is she there to prevent a murder or to find love?

WELCOME HOME, VAMPIRE by Theresa Meyers: Corporal Cole Wagner lost his humanity in war – literally. Turned into a vampire by the military’s Vector Force, he’s the ultimate weapon, but when he returns home to set the past right, will the enemy stop at nothing to get him, including threatening the life of the woman he loved, and lost, before?

VAMPIRE MAGIC (Blood Genie, books 1 and 2) by Sheri Whitefeather: Two tenderly romantic, wildly erotic stories featuring supernatural hybrids (vampires/genies) who grant wishes for the exchange of blood.

WILD NIGHTS WITH A LONE WOLF by Elisabeth Staab: A mandatory vacation lands Agent Sherri Walker in bed with a local werewolf. Asher Hughes walked away from his outlaw pack but couldn’t ditch the bad blood. Together they’ll have to pull off one hell of an act to get out of treacherous territory alive.

Night’s Deep Hush by Erin Kellison – Review

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Reviewed by Zara B.

Rating: ★★★★☆

SPECIAL NOTE: This is a series/serial. The main characters change but the plot does not. And these are short stories that intertwine. Small snippets of different couples dealing with the world they live in now. Reviewer notes that you should start at book 1 because they are not exactly ‘stand-alone’.

Zara’s Review

Night’s Deep Hush is the fourth installment of Erin Kellison’s Reveler Series. Continuing with the same epic plot, Ms. Kellison shares the Darkside world journey of Malcolm and Jordan. The intertwined destiny has these two risking it all to ‘save’ each other in some form or another. But in the end, will it be enough to ensure they have a lifetime together?

As a hero, Malcolm is the ultimate male. He’s sexy, smart and just a little vulnerable. An equal to be sure, Jordan is smart, extremely talented, and determined to get her man back from those who have abducted him! She’ll stop at nothing until he’s safe…even if that means walking a little on the seedy side. Two characters meant for each other I’ve never seen. Their insecurities and determination to do what they believe is best pushes all the boundaries, and in the end had me wanting to yell at those who would dare keep them apart. This installment more than the others I’ve read certainly left me wanting more. If all the characters were as suited as these two I’d be a fan for life. Unfortunately, not all were. So while I’d recommend this one, I have a hard time doing so for the rest.

On the flip side, the writing isn’t bad at all. But the plot and happenings throughout the story that weren’t related to the love these two shared was confusing. For that reason, I didn’t feel like it was really a five star book. I will give it another shot, though, and read the next installment that comes my way. I have a feeling it can only get better the more you understand about what is going on in the ‘epic’ plot. 

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About the book…

Malcolm Rook and Jordan Lane are on the run from powerful forces that seek their deaths. But they are discovered by someone from Rook’s dark past. Under no circumstances will Rook allow this criminal to learn how talented Jordan is in the world Darkside. Instead, Rook succumbs so that she has a chance to survive.

Rook has been abducted and Jordan assumes the worst. She’s fallen for him and will do anything to get him back. Alone on the streets, she concocts a plan that will take her into the black market of dreams to find help. An unlikely ally comes to her aid, and together they search and fight…one for love, the other for vengeance.

Darksider by Erin Kellison – Review

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“…intriguing, super hot and very fast-paced…”

Reviewed by Zara B.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

SPECIAL NOTE: This is a series/serial. The main characters change but the plot does not. And these are short stories that intertwine. Small snippets of different couples dealing with the world they live in now. Reviewer notes that you should start at book 1 because they are not exactly ‘stand-alone’.

Zara’s Review…

While reading Darksider by Erin Kellison was intriguing, super hot and very fast-paced, it left me a little baffled. You see, I had no idea from the cover blurb that this short story was actually part of a larger serial set of stories. Set in a ‘series’ called Revelers, this is story number 3. The entire set of short stories are based on one ongoing large plot, but each have their own couple and immediate situation while keeping an ongoing ‘saga’ type situation in the background. I’ll admit I’m not overly fond of these types of books. I like resolution in the book I’m reading (or at least in a shorter set of books). The catch here is because I didn’t know what was going on and this story does not really delve into much explanation about the world these two live in I felt baffled and lost at times. Though written well, I felt like everyone knew things I didn’t. Terminology that would be important to the overall theme if I knew what it meant. So I’m making a special request to WeReadRomance.com to put in a note saying you should start at the beginning of this series if you really want to know what’s going on.

But…if you can ignore all the extraneous and focus on the couple and their emotional journey back to one another, you will love this story. The hero is strong, yet vulnerable. The heroine is also strong, but vulnerable. The two have a history that ended in a bad breakup but they still have feelings even after all the time apart. The need for the two to take care of each other and their attraction is strong. Sweet, hot and romantic it stuck with me. It also made me want to go to book 1 in the Revelers series and read to see if I can figure out how this new dreamer world works so I can have hope for Harlan and Sera.  Plus, it left me needing to know what’s will happen and why another Chimera agent would be tormenting Sera. How did he pick her, etc.? All these questions were left open. Though I’m not sure how well they will be addressed in future books it does make you want to read more to see.

So while I only rated this book 3 stars, it is one I’d recommend. The reason for the lower rating is simple: I felt mislead by the blurb. I also felt a little cheated out of more of a resolution. Short stories are great but I wanted some of the issues raised in this one—that dealt with these two characters—to be addressed more. So if you’re into Sci-Fi/fantasy, you’ll enjoy this one. Just start at the beginning!

About the book…

SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS DREAM…

Chef Serafina Rochan believes her recurring nightmares of pursuit are a symptom of her anxiety about opening her second restaurant. But when the stalker appears in the waking world, she swallows her pride and calls the one man she trusts to go into her dreams, even if it means risking her heart.

When Marshal Harlen Fawkes receives Sera’s call, nothing else matters. Time has not eroded the power of his feelings for her. After years apart, they go Darkside together and cannot resist the longing and desire their connection evokes. The past and present collide, and Sera abandons all reservations to embrace Harlen again, if even for one night.

In order to protect her, Harlen aligns himself with disavowed friends, and in so doing is drawn deeper into the secrets and perils of the dreamwaters. As the tide of darkness rises, Harlen faces his demons…but not without Sera, who fights just as fiercely for the dream of a life together.

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Bare Essentials by Jill Shalvis and Leslie Kelly

cover40642-medium Naughty But Nice by New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

Lingerie model Cassie Tremaine Montgomery intends to have her revenge on the citizens of her hometown—starting with seducing the sheriff, Sean "Tag" Taggart. Tag, however, isn’t cooperating. He’s more than willing to set the sheets on fire with her, but he’s asking for more than just sizzling sex…. He knows Cassie’s not as tough as she pretends. And he knows she cares about him—even if she won’t admit it. So he’ll just turn up the heat until she concedes there’s more between them than this red-hot passion.

Naturally Naughty by New York Times bestselling author Leslie Kelly

Kate Jones, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is home. And she’s got an agenda. To get revenge on the man who humiliated her mother, Kate’s going to seduce that man’s son—the town’s golden boy, John Winfield Jr.—and then leave him drooling in a puddle of lust. However, when she finds herself seduced by a sexy stranger named Jack, little does she guess that the tables have just been turned….

  • Release Date: January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780373430406

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Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

styxx-sherrilynkenyon Just when you thought doomsday was over . . .

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now.

She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her. But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it’s your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?

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