Review: Dangerous Desire by Diane Escalera
3 Stars , Reviews - Books / August 7, 2011

Dangerous Desire was a nice escape from my day and, given that I’m a pet lover as well, I really enjoyed the animals and the fact the main characters were both pet lovers. I also appreciated Ms. Escalera’s inclusion of multi-cultural characters without making a presentation of it – the characters are who they are and they just happen to be multi-cultural. I really liked that aspect of Dangerous Desire.

Review: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
4.5 Stars , Reviews - Books / June 21, 2011

Once again Ms. Ione has built on folklore and mythology to evolve her fascinating world of humans, demons, angels and strange beasts. The richness of the Horsemen and how they balance the good and bad sides of their gifts (or curses) in a fascinating read…I devoured Eternal Rider in a single afternoon and was already looking to pre-order the next book in this series. Eternal Rider was fast-paced, wonderfully complex and emotion-packed.

Review: Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
4 Stars , Reviews - Books / June 14, 2011

Savor the Danger was a fast-paced, action-packed but hot, sexy romance. Ms. Foster has packed it with fantastic characters that are both strong and vulnerable and even sarcastic but loving. I liked that the plot took twists I didn’t anticipate and even when I guessed what might be going on, I wasn’t sure. I had to keep reading. I must admit, as a dedicated animal lover, I also loved the fact this entire series had animal characters as well and the interaction of those animals with humans gave us insight into the softer hearts in these alpha heroes.

Review: Dark Embers by Tessa Adams
3 Stars , Reviews - Books / May 30, 2011

Ms. Adams has created a rich world of ancient shifters and almost as ancient feuds that really drew me into the world and made me want to learn more about the Dragonstar clan and the history of these ancient beings… loved the dragon-shifter world and mythos Ms. Adams has created in this story and I liked both the main characters quite a bit. They both share a deep love of family, honor and purpose. While I enjoyed Dark Embers, especially its mix of paranormal, biological warfare, emotions and mysteries, I really wished it had more plot and less sex.

Review: My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel
3.5 Stars , Reviews - Books / May 20, 2011

I was soon caught up in the uneasy relationship between the mages and the kin, with the humans as (mostly) unaware bystanders. Ms. Jewel has created a fascinating magical world where nothing is quite what it seems and there are no clear victors…. I really want to see more of this world and the characters I’ve caught glimpses of so far. I’m hoping this is not the last book in this series, though, because there are other characters in the wings I’d love to hear more about.