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Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

Black Widow by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin (# 12)
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan.

With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago.

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Review: The Pact by Brantwijn Serrah

The Pact by Brantwijn Serrah
Release Date: November 7, 2016
Publisher: Burst
Pages: 268
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Fleshlings and darklings… Rune-weavers and demons… When you walk in the land of the Reaper, who will survive?

Serenity Walker has cast runes for as long as she can remember. Her teachers call her a prodigy, and her secret studies hold the key to unlimited potential. Once an orphan left on an old woman’s doorstep, Serenity finally belongs.

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Review: Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

Pirateship Down: Stories from the world of The Sentinels of New Orleans by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans (# 4.5)
Release Date:  November 2, 2015
Publisher:  self-published
Pages:  280
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered, and immortal. What’s not to love? But New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble. He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

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Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade (# 2)
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 368
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight–or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest.

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Review: Hunting for Spring by Katherine McIntyre

Hunting for Spring by Katherine McIntyre
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages: 188
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Hunters are a lonely breed, and Conor’s no exception, until the day he meets Brenna. Even though she slinks in unannounced and kills the wight he was hunting down, the girl’s a mystery and he can’t get that blinding smile or those gorgeous curves off his mind. Since they’re both after the same caster who’s unleashing these monsters, he suggests teaming up, and despite her initial reluctance, the hungry way she scans him down promises something powerful.

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Review: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson (# 9)
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 326
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback.

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Review: Only Human by Candace Blevins

Only Human by Candace Blevins
Series: Kirsten O’Shea (# 1)
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Publisher: Excessica Publishing
Pages: 391
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Book one of an exciting new urban fantasy series…

Someone is abducting women and killing men in a way to get Kirsten O’Shea’s attention. Luckily, she has some formidable friends and allies in the supernatural world, and she isn’t without her own defenses, either.

A powerful master vampire romances her while the alpha werewolf flirts with her, and an ancient being who used to be worshipped as a god wants her dead, but Kirsten survives, even if she is Only Human.

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Throwback Thursday Review: California Demon by Julie Kenner

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California Demon by Julie Kenner
Series: Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (# 2)
Release Date: June 26, 2007
Publisher: Jove
Pages: 368
Source: Book received at AAD 2013

 

 

Between fending off demon attacks, trying to figure out why the mysterious new teacher at the high school seems strangely familiar, and keeping a watchful eye on her daughter’s growing infatuation with a surfer dude, Kate Connor is the busiest-and most dangerous-demon-hunting soccer mom on the block.

 






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Review: Meridian Six by Jaye Wells

Meridian Six by Jaye Wells
Series: Meridian Six (# 1)
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 122
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother’s final words that have haunted her:

Red means life.

In the years since her mother’s death, she has been used as both a propaganda tool and a blood slave by the Troika.

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Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans (# 4)
Release Date:  April 21, 2015
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 349
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.