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Tall Dark and Vampire by Sara Humphreys

Tall, Dark, and Vampire

Tall, Dark, and Vampire

5 Tombstones

Olivia Hollingsworth had been haunted by the one man she had lost for centuries. One man who had only shared one night with her but she had lost her heart to for an eternity. Thoughts that she had put him behind her had been brought back to focus twenty years ago when the dreams began but she never thought that it meant that there was more to it than a life time of celibacy and the resulting sexual frustration. Seeing her “Douglas” walk into her bar wasn’t something she had expected but when he was investigating a murder that had connections to her coven she had to protect those in her care first before she trusted the man who turned her libido on after centuries in the off position.

Detective Doug Paxton had some knowledge of the paranormal world but he didn’t want to dwell on things he really didn’t want to accept. People close to him had opened his eyes to the possibility but acceptance was another thing. Walking into the bar and seeing the woman who had been haunting his very sexual dreams for what seemed like forever couldn’t be just a coincidence right? Nothing was as simple as that, especially when his investigation into recent murders kept bringing him back into her orbit and his desire for the flesh and blood version of the sexy red-head was even more intense than the connection they shared in his dreams.

Someone was out to get Olivia and it seemed to be personal but that didn’t stop her from thinking of the sexy detective constantly and wanting to find out just what connection they shared. Digging into the investigation all leads kept bringing him back to Olivia and it isn’t all good when he wakes up after being attacked. Wakes up with news that his life as he knew it had been forever changed and the woman herself was the one to decide his fate. Despite everything they must push things aside and work together now more than ever to get rid of the threat before more people lose their life to whoever has a vendetta against them.

Wow… just wow. This has the taste of one hell of a series. The spin off from Humphreys Amoveo series, this book is a great jumping off point for a fantastic vampire collection. Olivia and Doug are awesome together. Doug’s reluctance to accept his fate makes the tension in the book jump up and wrap around your heart as does Olivia’s turmoil for her part in his change. My emotions were tugged left and right throughout their story as they deal with acceptance of the past, their real connection as bloodmates and what the future holds because of who they really are. The twists and turns and revelations in this book will keep the reader on the edge of their seat! I am hungry for more already!

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Flirting Under a Full Moon by Ashlyn Chase

 

4 ½ Hockeystyxx

 

Brandee Hanson had been dumped again! This time by text.  How lame!  And announcing it to the entire restaurant made it even better.  The customers of Boston Uncommon were going to have a laugh tonight thanks to her and her ability to humiliate herself over yet another man.  And to make matters worse, her boss’s Aunt Sadie and resident “fortune teller” gives her a quick Tarot reading and her prospects were supposedly about to change for the good but….  What could be worse? The man who was supposed to be her “true love” just walked through the door and his name was “One-Night-Nick”.  Well not literally, but really didn’t that just suit her track record of a love life?

Nick Wolfensen had his reasons for never going out with a woman more than once and it came down to one word.  Soulmate.  He didn’t want to find his and as a wolf he mated for life and he just couldn’t take a chance that someday his mate would walk into his life and she might be the wrong choice.  If that dubbed him a playboy then fine.  If he couldn’t get Brandee, the sexy waitress at Boston Uncommon, to say yes to even one night –not so fine.

Changing his life style or rather his job thanks to him being “involved” with a couple of incidents which involved him and  his not so always law abiding brother (which was totally in the past), the cop found a new calling as a paranormal PI.  When his first case involves the mayors adopted daughter he goes to Sadie for some incite but learns that Brandee has an interest in the case too.  The young girl is her cousin and she wants to help and letting her get involved is just asking for trouble.  Trouble that escalates when he shifts to search for the missing girl and not only Brandee and her camera is there to capture it in beautiful sepia tones but someone who reports his screw up to the big boss of all of the paranormal races.  Mother Nature.  Brandee’s life-long dream was to be a professional photographer and when her camera, along with parts of her memory are gone she can’t stop herself from finding out the truth.  (Especially when Nick and possibly the sexiest full moon she had ever seen were involved.)   With a young girl still missing, the realization that Brandee might just be his soulmate and a rash of other obstacles to leap through and maneuver around, Nick must find a way to smooth over not only Mother Natures qualms about his missteps but listen to his heart and keep Brandee in his life for more than one night.

First of all I have to say this book is NOT realistic! Number one reasoning behind my opinion is the fact that no self-respecting hunk of a were-wolf would wear a polo shirt!  Fans of Ms. Chase’s last series will love the fact that a few of her beloved characters make their way into the storyline and especially for one character out in public at Boston Uncommon.  Mayhem and madness is the main plot line of this book.  It is funny, smart, snarky and chaotic and very fast paced which to some might feel a bit disjointed.  I loved it as I did the first series.  Paranormal creatures abound from Nick’s wolf to Sly’s vampire to brownies and ghosts and gods and shifters (oh my) and of course the aforementioned Mother Nature herself.  (Which I totally hear in the voices of Jingle and Jangle!)  If you are looking for a fun book that pokes at more than its share of non-traditional romance topics (for example stomachs that react to treats made with milk for our lactose intolerant heroine), that has a plethora of paranormal creatures and two lovers that race through a madcap adventure in the hopes of staying together for more than one night than this book is for you!  Can’t wait to see what mischief and madness Ms. Chase has planned for the next book in the series.

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I received an arc of Flirting Under a Full Moon from Sourcebooks for my honest review.

Book release date is April 2 2013.

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Immortally Yours by Angie Fox

5 Hockeystyxxx

Angie Fox, author of the fan favorite Accidental Demon Slayer (Biker Witches) series, has come up with a fantastic new series that blends the paranormal with immortal gods and sets them in a war zone that recruits vampires, weres, demi-gods and humans with not so pure blood, to patch up the casualties of the war in a MASH unit.

Old gods vs. new gods are battling to the death with the souls of the humans both fighting to save the wounded and fighting the battles on the line as well as the entire human existence but there is a chance that the war could be stopped or at least slowed to a standstill if the Oracles predictions come true and the three steps to the prophecy come to pass.  Dr. Petra Robichaud had left behind her New Orleans home and had been patching up wounded in the 3063rd for a few years. Years that she knew she would never see her home or family again.  Low man in the OR, she is thrust into a complicated surgery that leads to her saving a particularly sexy immortal from certain death and possibly setting in motion the first of the Oracles prophecies. Having the demi-god war hero stick around came with a few perks that she didn’t mind but when they have to face a few life and death decisions if they are to complete the next two prophecies she is torn between saving humanity and saving the demi-god who had stolen her heart.

Commander Galen of Delphi should have been dead on the table from the bronze dagger that an unknown assailant had plunged into his side.  If not for the beautiful doctor he would have lost his immortal life to the cause.  Getting closer to the woman, thanks to a series of mysterious paperwork snafus, is a nice diversion for a man married to his military career but when he realizes her secret he must protect her and guide her towards a destiny prophesized by the Oracles.  Staying in camp he brings not only a few perks to those keeping their side alive but while protecting Petra and guiding her to their destiny he finds a connection that he had never imagined in immortal life.

Angie Fox makes me laugh out loud.  Her characters are always a combination of wit, brains, sex-on-a-stick, snark and totally addictive.  Petra is a strong and smart heroine, Galen is a gallant and sexy hero and the rest of the cast merge together to not only steal the show but give them the support they need to find a way through the chaos and crap thrown in their way.    Only Ms. Fox could come up with the premise of a MASH unit with for immortals run by the likes of a Drakkar smelling vampire with possible secrets about his sexuality, a werewolf how is so homesick for his family he adopt various creatures (aka dinosaurs) out of the tar swamp, a security guard sphinx and a Colonel that everyone in camp is trying to pull one over on in hopes of getting some R&R topside.  Petra and Galen’s path to find happiness was fun, frisky, sexy and a must read!  Grab this one now and pre-order the next one STAT!

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