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Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers

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Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Regan Summers went out there and put a new twist on an old tale of vampires. Stuck in the middle of Alaska, our messenger Sydney is stuck in the middle of a heated vampire turf war and needs to get out playing the vampire messenger before she's the next casualty in the undead war.

This story was very gripping from page one with action and the flow of the characters it was very easy to get into.

Sydney has a gift that helps her not fall under the mind control of vampires, this saves her neck in alot of cases but also makes her a target because of how good she is at getting the job done. With a war starting up Sydney is at a lost on how to trust and when Malcolm shows up she even more leery on trusting a vampire with her safety and life.
Sydney was tough and kept her head about her, while she did have a few trust issues, she comes through by thinking things through before going into the BIG MIS territ…

Die Buying by Laura DiSilverio

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Die Buying by Laura DiSilverio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love when an author set before a reader an intertwining mystery that may lead to dead ends, red herrings and a long list of suspects. Laura DiSilverio does just that with Die Buying. DiSilverio creates a great character in EJ a mall cop (for now) and a ex-military cop who due to an IED injury that left her with a trouble knee, retire from the military EJ still wants to be a cop and is buying her time until she lands her next dream job. In the meantime, she has a lot on her plate from dealing with an ex-spy/CIA of a grandfather with all his super spy gadgets and the local preps that trouble the mall. The biggest trouble EJ comes to face in her mall is that of dead body posed as a mannequin, in the window of an upscale boutique. EJ is thrown into the investigation when she starts to see clues that may lead her to a killer…

EJ doesn’t like to get into trouble, she knows when and what to ask due to her training and years of …

Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow

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Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


A plain fun regency with a touch of mystery, science and two great characters, Heather Snow's debut Sweet Enemy was alot of fun from start to finsih. While it did go into some territory that's been done before, it never really stopped it from being good.

With the two main characters Geoffrey Wentworth, Earl of Stratford whose just enter the Earl role and using his power as a peer to help those who served in the military once along side him and Miss Liliana Claremont a chemist whose trying to prove her worth in a man's world. Both have no desire to marry but are thrown together in a party for Geoffrey to find a bride. Liliana on the other hand is out to prove who may have murder her father and it leads her straight to Stratford. Even if she tried to fight it, the attraction between these two is burning bright, but when the truth comes out it may ruin any chance of happiness they may both have.

Even with a house pa…

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

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Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While Royal Street was marketed more along the lines of Urban Fantasy, it turned out to be a Paranormal Detective novel as DJ along with the reader follow the clues in hurricane ravaged New Orleans.
The author showed great sensitivity when writing Royal Street, as much of the story takes place before and after Katrina and Rita. She doesn't sugar coat all that happened, but she shows great respect for the people's lives that were effected.
This gives a sense of urgency as DJ races against the clock to find what happen to her mentor while trying to keep the peace as the barriers that separate our world from the paranormal world.

The author did an excellent job into giving clues to both DJ and the reader to follow along with a magical touch. With different types of wizards that keep the peace, your quickly wrapped up in the world filled with ghosts, vampires and elves. Through the story you have doubts as to th…

A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett

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A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A Tryst with Trouble was just a fun regency mad caper story, With two at times a two hard headed leads whom both have something to lose and something to win by solving the death.
Marquess of Beningbrough or just Ben has had to dodge rumors of his father's homosexuality, creating a cold shield around himself to protect himself from the harsh words throw at him.
Barbara has always felt she's played second fiddle to her prettier sister. Because of her firey looks and her smarts, she's always felt to be looked over.
When the sudden death of a sneaky footman, Ben and Barbara square off, with Ben's cousin taking the blame for the murder and Barbara's sister knowing the footman. There's more then meets the eye in the whole situation and it's up to them to figure it out while trying not to kill one another or become overcome with the firey passion between them.

This was just plain old fash…

The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens

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The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



The isolated kingdom surrounded by water- looms heavy over the town that once blossom, now cloaked by darkness and evil. And there underneath the water lays stone angels and the graves of those of the unrest as they walk among the living looking for peace and justice.

The Kingdom takes place a few months after the events of The Restorer, with the focus on a past unknown to even Amelia Gray. Amanda Stevens turns up the dial on the spooky and suspense level. First and foremost with The Restorer this book gave me nightmares! It all worth it in the end!

Leaving behind Charleston with the sultry setting. Stevens takes Amelia and the readers to an isolated mountain town- Asher Falls- surround by water and mountains. Buried under the town and the water lurks one of the two cemeteries that was flooded by a dam, with ghosts of those buried in a state of unrest looking for justice, and in the mountains lays a dark evil that feeds on the…