Morgan has gone from demon exorcist to unwilling host for the king of the demons. In this book she finds clues as to why she's able to resist demons. She also has to keep all those she loves safe from a psychotic demon assassin.
I love this series! Can I just leave my review at that? No? Okay, fine. The second book in the Morgan Kingsley Series and I love this world just as much as the first book. Morgan is not the toughest around but she's no damsel in distress. It makes for great action and a bit of realism. Brain is her lover, I'm not a fan of him. Dominic and Adam are the mostly human friends helping her out. Oh, and they're totally gorgeous! There are some great and unexpected twists that really kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance is very steamy.
Slight spoiler ahead and the reason for my four stars: Although the ending is intense and fantastic, the bit with Andy, her brother, bothered me. Morgan swore she wouldn't let a demon bother him again. Andy swore he'd never take another demon and yet at the end when things (I'm not saying who) go down Morgan doesn't really react. She doesn't do anything but worry about Andy. She doesn't go to Adam for help or even Lugh. Even just one scene on her doing something would wrap this up. I understand why this had to happen, especially since I finished the next book in the series. But Morgan didn't do anything to help Andy despite all the talk from both of them a few pages before!
The Devil You Know is another highly recommended read in the Morgan Kingsley series. If you love paranormal romance, this is a must read!
The epic battle is here, Rachel vs the crazy demon Ku’Sox. She’s going to need more power and help than she ever imagined. As the ever after shrinks, and the demons give her a deadline, Rachel must rescue those she loves. Not all will survive…
What a story! Oh my God, that is insane. I was up until four in the morning reading because I had to find out what happened. Rachel being blamed for the ‘leak’ in the ever after. Demons want her dead, Trent needs her help when his kid and Ceri is kidnapped. Nick returns, the toad, and Jax. There is so much going on this book and it’s so perfectly balanced. I love the ending, it gives a bit more romance to the series and I cannot wait to read the next book. I am lucky enough to have a bonus story in the back of this book and after that there are only two more books. Two!
Ever After is a magical read in a fantastic series! A must read for paranormal lovers!
Rachel, Jenks, and Ivy are going on a road trip. Actually Trent comes along with a few assassins, Al the demon and a bad ass winged beast. Yeah, it’s gonna be a fun ride.
Rachel has an upcoming trial with the witch coven that she’s nervous about, Pierce (who I’m still not a fan of) is showing his true colors and it wouldn’t be a Hollows book without some crazy new spells. Then the trial comes and wow, I wasn’t expecting that! It is a fantastic twist. This book has tons of action and an unexpected kiss that has me sitting up and taking notice.
Pale Demon is an epic continuation in the bad luck paranormal world of Rachel Morgan. A must read!
In this book, I’ve officially fallen in love with Jenks. I don’t care if he’s a pixy. He’s so sweet and adorable and I want to hug him so bad. The way he protects and defends Rachel whether he’s four inches tall or over six feet makes me love him that much more. Yeah, that’s right, stuff goes down that makes him human size! I’m not telling what or if it’s permanent. Rachel is stuck in the middle of a were shifter issue because she’s now part of David’s pack. Which leads to her finding Nick. If you’ve read my previous reviews in The Hollows series, you know how I feel about Nick. This book just makes me like Nick even less. I’m all for Rachel and Kisten. Ivy faces her biggest test with Rachel’s blood and…fails. Yup, but I’m not giving spoilers so you’ll have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about. I love this book but… and this but is why it’s only four stars, those freaking info dumps. They are really bad in this book. I guess the author wants this to be stand alone? I don’t know. But each info dump threw me out of the story. Thankfully, the absolutely brilliant characters and action packed plot is why this book is a must read! And I want to add, with that wild ending, that I was absolutely right about a certain character. I’ve got a good gut about people, lol. Great ending!
A fistful of Charms is a fistful of fabulousness! Another must read book in the paranormal series, The Hollows, by Kim Harrison.
Vampiric Charms is once again the center of trouble. Rachel’s got demon on her butt, Ivy’s got eating issues (get it, she’s a vampire, ;) ) and Jenks may be leaving the company!
It really didn’t upset me with Rachel and Nick ‘breaking up’. I’m not a fan of Nick. He has secrets that make me wary. Besides, Trent is hot and he’s a…well if you read the last book you know what he is. Plus there’s Kisten. Oh sexy, vampire Kisten. Yeah, I like him a little too much. The romance between him and Rachel is very good. *giggles* Okay, really freaking good. Anyway, the story is just as good as the romance in this book. I enjoyed the new characters and the twists along the way. I’m happy to say there are no information dumps that I caught. That makes me happy. The more I read the more I want to keep reading. There just aren’t enough hours in the day! Rachel, Ivy, Kisten and a new player named David are all battling against a new pain in the butt that’s trying to take over Piscary’s territory. Not only that but the idiot then tries to kill Rachel. Not once, but twice. The action is fantastic and that ending is freaking epic! I love this book.
Every which way but dead is a must read book in a must read series!
This is the end of the O'Dwyer trilogy by Nora Roberts. They must be read in order. This is Branna and Fin's story.
My favorite thing about this series is the detail. Ireland is seen on the page, smelt in the words. If feels like you're there. I like this story but it was very similar to the first two books. I'm glad they finally destroyed the evil wizard Cabhan. It is an epic battle at the end but the way to kill him is hinted at heavily in the previous book so it isn't a surprise. I enjoyed this series and recommend it if you like sweet romance and anything Irish.
This is book two of the Cousins O'Dwyer Triliogy. These must be read in order. Connor is almost killed by the evil Cabhan and Meara is so relieved she kisses him. And it's not a friendly kiss. As they deepen their bonds the group of witches and faithful humans try to find a way to kill the evil for good.
Connor is one of my favorite characters. He's easy going, patient, friendly and handsome. I love him paired with the temperamental Meara. Cabhan is trying to lure her to him and break their magical circle. It's an entertaining journey. However, the 'big spell' they think might end Cabhan is doomed for failure. Why? Because this is a three book series. I knew it wouldn't work, so the big battle felt kind of anticlimactic.
I enjoyed Connor and Meara's story. I look forward to the third book, Branna and Fin, in Blood Magick!
Iona moves to Ireland and starts a dangerous avalanche that dates back to her Dark Witch ancestor. Boyle is friends with her magical cousins, who complete a powerful trilogy, against a terrible wizard intent on stealing their power.
Ireland! Squeee! I love books set in Ireland. And that cover is gorgeous! Nora Roberst creates a unique and entertaining tale. Iona, who bares the horse as her animal, is a wonderful, sweet, searching for love, kind of character. I liked her. Boyle is freaking fantastic. He's not the poetry spouting, romance on a whim, kind of guy and he's completely adorable. I liked him instantly. The roman is moved along but a fantastic plot of magic both dark and light. My only reason for four stars instead of five is the head hopping. There should not be a rookie mistake such as head hopping in a Nora Roberts book!
Dark WItch is a tale of magic, romance and faith, highly recommended! I look forward to reading the second book, Connor's story, in Shadow Spell.
Magdalay is a married woman, she’s married to Russ. She’s also a witch, whose magic is unpredictable at best. Okay, so married life has taken a turn for the worse when Russ’ old girlfriend shows up. Incriminating emails has Magdalay hiring a Private Investigator, Carter. And by the way Carter is a cat shifter and an ex cop. He has issues with cheaters, so when Magdalay comes to him as a client, he’s ready to protect her, even if he’s not a fan of whole witchy business. Along the way there are women missing in Magdalay’s neighborhood. I can’t say too much, I don’t want to give away any spoilers.
I loved Carter as a cat shifter, who could shift into a house cat or a panther. He’s a well written character, sometime gruff, sometimes gentle. Magdalay, well a couple of times I wanted to reach out and smack her for general principal. Her wishy washy behavior after finding the emails drove me crazy. But she does get better, by the end I did like her. The secondary characters, the gals of Magdalay’s coven add to the story with their crazy antics and spells. I do think the author could have expanded the story, fleshing out the overall story line. It jumps from suspicion to conclusion fairly fast. But it’s a cute story on its own. It has just enough suspense and mystery to hold your interest and keep you reading.
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The Spirit Dragon
Author: Tianna Xander
Page count: 95
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read.
Heat: 1 - Tame
Having reviewed the prior book in the series, The Water Dragon, and thoroughly enjoyed it, I jumped at the chance to review the next book in the series, The Spirit Dragon. I’m happy to announce that much of the book lived up to my expectations, including a very healthy dose of humor.
Jasmine’s witchy gift is bringing things back from the dead. Until recently, it’s been limited to plants, but about a month ago, formerly living creatures have started getting up and walking after her. This includes a rather humorous recitation of one of the zombies shambling after her saying
“Braaaains.” Understandably, she’s a bit tired of that and retreats to a sanctuary provided by Drake, her brother-in-law, where she just has a couple of guards and limited interaction with things that might have once been alive.
Honestly, I never stopped giggling throughout the book. Ms. Xander’s humor was fantastic and I just didn’t get tired of the zombie jokes. Given everything Jasmine had been going through in recent days, you couldn’t blame her for clinging so long to the belief that Ryuu was yet another reanimated body. And, with that in mind, who can blame her for not wanting to be attracted to him or objecting more than she might otherwise at being abducted.
These two made a great pair, their innate gifts (her ability to reanimate the dead and his to pull a spirit back from the afterlife) matching perfectly. I don’t remember the Water Dragon having the same perfect compatibility, but they made a lovely combination.
Anyway, all that said, this got knocked down from a 4-star to a 3 because of some of the issues in the latter pages of the book. Primarily, the utter confusion (in my mind, to the point I actually went back and reread a few pages when I stumbled over the issue as I read) over why exactly Jasmine didn’t want to be with Ryuu (after she finally believed he wasn’t a zombie).
The only other minor problem I had with this was definitely one I hadn’t had with The Water Dragon: the secondary cast. Had I not read the other book, I would have had no clue what they were talking about when they threw in a conversation about finding/rescuing Emily (friend of the heroine who got snatched by a dragon at the end of the book). While it’s always a delicate balance to avoid info-dumping and boring those who are a long-time fan of your series while providing enough information to newcomers, I think this book definitely fell shy of that balance.
Other than these two issues, I loved this book and am eagerly awaiting a chance to get my hands on the next Dragon book.