Review – Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

July 6, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark was one of those books that I got my hopes up about and they came crashing down. Before I continue, I’d like to say that this review is in no way influenced by the events that occurred between book reviewer Stephanie over at Cuddlebuggery and author of Carrier of the Mark, Leigh Fallon, over Stephanie’s review of the novel. I do […]

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Review – Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

July 3, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

Another great read from Intisar Khanani! Almost a year ago, I reviewed her standalone novel, Thorn, and loved it so when I saw the chance to read a new book (and part of a series, no less) by Khanani, I knew I had to take it. Sunbolt tells the tale of Hitomi, a young girl with a secret that could leave her on the other […]

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Review – Marked for Vengeance by S.J. Pierce

June 30, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Marked for Vengeance by S.J. Pierce

While I read mainly YA, I tend to gravitate toward the adult section for my paranormal romances which is why I read this book. We see a whole new take on angels with Pierce’s idea, with a cast of very human and very realistic characters. While I think the story, overall, was decent, I found myself putting Marked for Vengeance down and reading other books. […]

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Review – Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur

June 28, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur

I think I found yet another urban fantasy to add to my shelf. Dancing with the Devil is a mystery, a manhunt, for a creature Nikki James didn’t. Believe existed. Her and her partner/boss Jake run a private investigator business in the town of Lyndhurst. Their most recent client is a father worried about his teenage daughter and is very determined to get her back. […]

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Review – Hope(less) by Melissa Haag

June 24, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Hope(less) by Melissa Haag

If I had reviewed this novel based solely on the prologue and beginning chapters, I would have put it down immediately. Thankfully, Hope(less) improved quite a bit after a rough start and turned out to be an enjoyable read. Haag gives us a new take on werewolves, focusing on the social aspects of the race versus the furs and claws. If you’re a fan of […]

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Review – Ignite by Erica Crouch

June 16, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Ignite by Erica Crouch

Ignite tells the tale of an angel and a demon amidst a war between Heaven and Hell. Pen, our resident demon is charged with the protection of the angel, Michael, who’s forgotten his past life as an archangel. Michael brings warmth to the coldness of Pen’s heart, showing her that there is more to life than good or evil. Both over a hundred centuries old, […]

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Review – Eros, My Love by April Bostic

June 5, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Eros, My Love by April Bostic

Eros, My Love is a short work, coming in at only 26 pages so this review will reflect the shortness of the piece. I enjoyed Bostic’s writing. It flowed well and was no different than reading a novel. I’m really not a fan of short stories or novellas simply because I enjoy becoming attached to the characters and the story. With Eros, My Love, I […]

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Review – The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

May 31, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

There must be something about Kady Cross’s writing that makes me love it and hate it all at once. Like the first two books, The Girl with the Iron Touch made me want to strangle and hug the characters all at once. I’m a big fan of the writing itself simply because it makes these books easy reads, but I had some issues with the […]

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Review – The First Pillar by Roy Huff

May 24, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The First Pillar by Roy Huff

I had a gut feeling about The First Pillar after finishing the first chapter. Before accepting the review request, I read the reviews on it and most praised the novel, and those that didn’t indicated that it was probably meant more for the young adult readers. As a reader in between the young adult and adult audience, I couldn’t agree with them. This book was […]

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