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UNDEAD AND UNWARY by MaryJanice Davidson

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UNDEAD AND UNWARY by MaryJanice DavidsonUndead and Unwary by MaryJanice Davidson
Series: Queen Betsy, Undead
Published by Penguin on October 7th 2014
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Melissa

Betsy is back and being Queen still isn’t any easier. Her dead father isn’t so dead. Her consort, Sinclair, is now able to walk in the sun and visit churches. Her sister, the daughter of the devil, is plotting something that can’t be good for Betsy. The twins keep disappearing and Betsy is still trying to avoid dealing with her duties in Hell.

 

Undead and Unwary is one of the better Betsy books to come out in a while. When I picked up the first book in this series Undead and Unwed I was hooked and couldn’t get enough. I suffered through the time travel storyline but now it looks like Betsy is back! While Undead and Unwary is nowhere as enthralling as the first books of the Undead series, it kept me turning pages and wanting more. I can’t wait to see what adventures Maryjanice Davidson has for Betsy in the future!

THE INNOCENT by Shiloh Walker

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THE INNOCENT by Shiloh WalkerThe Innocent by Shiloh Walker
Series: FBI: Psychics #2
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Jay Roberts has a psychic gift doesn’t allow her to touch anyone and gloves are her necessary accessory but she finally risks reaching out from her personal life isolation and enters into a very sexy online relationship with a cop, but after several months he suddenly breaks everything off with Jay.  Now that she has reached out, Jay isn’t going to let herself just be dropped with no explanation and she goes to the small town of Hell.  Only to find out there is much more going on than just a man getting cold feet.

 

Linc Dawson is no longer a cop, but he is now a very vengeful father out to make the people who didn’t help his missing daughter or Linc himself during his search for her suffer the consequences.  It’s been months now that he has been searching and while he hasn’t found her body, he knows that the odds of finding her alive are beyond slim.  When he walks into a store to find Jay there, things in his life are shaken up even more.  Linc has never believed in psychic gifts and he doesn’t plan to start now.

 

Jay finds out what was behind Linc walking away from her but now that is only a part of her issues.  Now Jay knows what is going on in Hell and she isn’t going to let it happen any longer and calls in the one type of help she knows will get the job done – other psychics.  Jay and Linc struggle with their feelings while putting together the clues on what exactly happened to Linc’s daughter and the other missing people.  When all of the clues finally come together some hearts will be healed and some will be broken and the small town of Hell will never be the same again, but that isn’t a bad thing.  In the aftermath can Jay and Linc find a way to allow their passion to blossom into the love that is just waiting for them?

 

A pragmatic cop and a psychic are not your normal couple but these are not your everyday couple either.  Jay and Linc discover a red hot passion while hunting for the truth about Linc’s daughter in The Innocent.  I loved just how feisty Jay was from the beginning until the end, even when the odds weren’t in her favor.  Linc had me from the minute he tired to protect Jay in the store.  I really loved watching as they not only search for what happened to his daughter but also tried to transition through the potholes of a new relationship.  As I turned the last page I knew that the future might be a bit rocky for Jay and Linc for a while but I know that they will be there for each other and those they love.  I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is in the world Ms. Walker has created.  The Innocent takes suspense to a spine tingling end with a hot passion thrown in and just enough danger to keep the spice going.

HARRY’S SACRIFICE by Bianca D’Arc

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HARRY’S SACRIFICE by Bianca D’ArcHarry's Sacrifice by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Resonance Mates #5
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Harry has always known that he was one of a kind, a human and alien hybrid, and that when the time was right he would be instrumental in the events that would change the world once again.  When the alien’s destroyed Earth as it was known, to make it better for them, the humans were the last of their concerns.  That hasn’t changed a whole lot in the years since but it’s finally the right time and the aliens better be ready.

 

Harry has been sent to a dig where something amazing has been located and Roshin, a scribe, has been sent with him to record the events.  They are met by Cormac, the Alvian officer who is leading the expedition that located the ship.  Harry has a clue on what they will find in the ship, but Roshin and Cormac are very surprised when the truth behind the ship and what it really means.  All three are unable to leave the ship for the time being and their tight quarters help the Alvian’s to learn just what emotions are and passion explodes between the three of them.  But Harry isn’t sure he trusts these feelings because he never wanted to have alien mates but fate seems to have other things in mind for him.

 

Roshin and Cormac seem to be handling the feelings between the three of them better than Harry.  Yet Roshin isn’t about to lose either of her men and is willing to give Harry the time he needs.  The problem is that many, many issues are complicating things – like the humans demanding the rights and freedom that was taken away from them and an important part of the ancient past that also wants the humans and the Alvian’s to live peacefully together.  Not everyone is happy with the revolution that is happening and Harry knows that things could blow in a heartbeat.  Harry, Roshin and Cormac are being pulled in lots of directions at the same time they are trying to find the way to become a loving triad.  Can Roshin find the words and emotions to show Harry that she and Cormac are exactly what Harry needs and together they can conquer anything?

 

Fate doesn’t always let you know just what it has in store for you, especially when the ultimate goal is love.  Harry, Roshin and Cormac learn this lesson and many others in Harry’s Sacrifice.  As I watched Harry learn how to love his Alvian’s and Roshin and Cormac learn what emotions are and how to work with them, I was captivated by their story.  So many times I could see one of the men maybe walking away and their triad never becoming what it needed to be.  I also loved watching the peaceful revolution happen when the most likely outcome would have been war.  Events were happening so fast that there were times I had to back track just a bit to make sure I hadn’t lost something.  The entire plot had me, but especially Harry, Roshin and Cormac finding and keeping a love that will resonate for years to come.  Harry’s Sacrifice is full of emotions and passion with just the necessary touch suspense to keep things interesting and not predictable.

REMASTERED by Madelynne Ellis

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REMASTERED by Madelynne EllisRemastered by Madelynne Ellis
Series: A Black Halo Novelette, Mastered: Anthology
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

The studio has had sound engineer Allegra ‘Alle’ Hutton working on remastering classical albums since they hired her, so she’s thrilled when they offer her a rock album.  Black Halo is a band anyone would love to get their hands on, especially someone new in the field.

 

Everyone typically goes crazy for Black Halo’s lead singer, but Alle’s always had a thing for Spook Mortensen and his mad skills as a rhythm guitarist.  Overwhelmed at first when she meets the band, Alle is soon brought back to Earth because Spook objects to her changes in a song track.

 

Not only does she get off on the wrong foot musically, but Alle makes it worse when she flirts with Spook and he reacts badly.  Issues in his past make it impossible for Spook to start something sexual with Alle.  Or so he thought…

 

Remastered pits artistic temperament together with sensual tension and the results are explosive.  Alle and Spook are complex characters, one strives for notice and the other considers it a necessary evil.  The plotline has true potential and their encounter builds quickly to flames.  Unfortunately Alle comes off as too aggressive and without any real back story Spook’s issues can’t be sympathized.  Everything is there to make Remastered a hit but some components don’t ring true.

WARLOCK UNBOUND by Stephani Hecht

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WARLOCK UNBOUND by Stephani HechtWarlock Unbound by Stephani Hecht
Series: Detroit City Warlocks #2
Published by MLR Press, LLC Genres: MM, Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Lisa

Blowing up his home with his parents inside was something Lucas will never live down even though it was a complete accident.  If that wasn’t horrible enough, Lucas is then picked up by humans and taken straight to a Warlock Internment Camp even though he was only fifteen at the time.

 

Ten long, tortuous years in the ridiculously termed ‘rehabilitation camp’ and Lucas is slowly, painfully dying from neglect and starvation.  The only thing keeping him going is Charlie, a childhood friend captured two years ago who’s also dying there.  They manage to keep each other from completely losing hope, but soon it won’t matter.

 

Lucas and Charlie are in such desperate straits that when help comes they don’t even realize it at first.  Members of the resistance, free warlocks, break into the camp and liberate everyone.  Among the group is Andor, a fighter and a doctor who can’t believe the state of the prisoners.  It’s questionable if Lucas and the others will even heal.  If they do it’s a long road and after meeting Lucas there’s nothing Andor won’t do to help the young warlock, nothing at all.  Mending a broken body is one thing, a shattered soul something else entirely.

 

Author Stephani Hecht pens an exciting, emotional drama in Warlock Unbound, book two in the Detroit City Warlocks series.  The character’s sense of desolation and sorrow comes though so well.  His lack of belief in himself and uncertainty in Andor’s love is sometimes overwhelming.  A positive outcome in Warlock Unbound makes all the angst worth wading through in this story.  Lucas and Andor deserve all the happiness they can hold onto.

PAWS, CLAWS, AND THEIR TRIPLE-F by Ellen Cross

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WORKING OUT by Marie Harte

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RISING SUN by M. J. O’Shea

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FULL MOON TORN by Jackie Nacht

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FIRE INSIDE by Dawn Douglas

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