Paranormal Review: Lover Unleashed by JR Ward

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749955600
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 1st 2011
Number of pages: 512
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

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Review:

Not the best book in this series for me, because everything felt a little lost and there was almost no fight. Payne we met previously in this series and this is her story, but it felt like it was V and Doc Jane book two. There was way too much DR between this couple and after they found each other, I really thought things wereperfect, but V is messed up so a relationship is really difficult for him.

After discovering that Payne was his sister, V kinda lost it, but the book is also about Doc Manello helping Payne walk again and their love story. Nothing too complicated and he didn’t even changed, so a failure to me.

We also got some new and very badass vampires coming to town and creating all kinds of drama with the glymera, making everything more difficult for Wrath in the near future.

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Series in Order

#1 – Dark Lover
#2 – Lover Eternal

#3 – Lover Awakened
#4 – Lover Revealed
#5 – Lover Unbound
#6 – Lover Enshrined
#6.5 – Father Mine
#7 – Lover Avenged
#8 – Lover Mine
#9 – Lover Unleashed
#10 – Lover Reborn
#11 – Lover At Last
#12 – The King (Expected publication: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Mine by JR Ward

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)Lover Mineby J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749941782
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 30th 2010
Number of pages: 653
Source: Bought

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Summary:

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was — or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war between vampires and their enemies, he will need to call upon both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate — and rescue his one true love.

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Review:

I loved seeing John grow and the changes some dark moments made in his soul. We can see how much he loved Torh and the new life he was introduced to, but everything became more after he met Xhex and we watched that tiny and scared man fall in love. They sounded so different in the first moment and we watched things change over the books, so for me their story is more than just this book.

I loved seeing John and hs fight to have Xhex back after Lash kidnapped her, but the best of all was the way he made her change, not completely, but to accept him and trust in another person, she suffered a lot and we saw some stories from Darius past that are connected with Xhex.

The book is also about Quinn and Blay, we can see their relationship has changed and is now in the verge of completely disappear. Can’t wait for their story.

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Series in Order

#1 – Dark Lover
#2 – Lover Eternal

#3 – Lover Awakened
#4 – Lover Revealed
#5 – Lover Unbound
#6 – Lover Enshrined
#6.5 – Father Mine
#7 – Lover Avenged
#8 – Lover Mine
#9 – Lover Unleashed
#10 – Lover Reborn
#11 – Lover At Last
#12 – The King (Expected publication: April 1st 2014)

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Re-Read: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2)

Visions of heat by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling
Publisher:
 Berkley Sensation 
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 042521575X
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 6th 2007
Number of pages: 332 
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous – aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced – and keep her from Vaughn.

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Review:

I loved Vaughn D’Angelo since book one, but the best part was seeing him struggle to change Faith and make her accept this different reality full of love and emotions. She’s the second Psy to abandon the net and we can see that after Sascha left things started to become a little difficult, but Faith was very important and her work is extremely powerful. Faith can see the future and the companies hire her to predict theirs investments, but after her sister died we ca see that her visions are changing and she decided to ask for the help in the only person to survive outside the net.

I liked seeing another couple and this time was a little more difficult because Vaughn’s animal is closer to the surface after all the time he spend in animal form while growing up. But Faith for me was perfect because she’s practically fearless and trusted Vaughn to help her all the way.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Beat of Temptation
#0.6 – Whisper of Sin
#1 – Slave to Sensation
#1.5 – The Cannibal Princess
#2 – Visions of Heat
#3 – Caressed by Ice
#3.4 – Movie Night
#3.5 – Stroke of Enticement
#4 – Mine to Possess
#4.5 – A Conversation
#5 – Hostage to Pleasure
#5.5 – A Gift for Kit
#6 – Branded by Fire
#7 – Blaze of Memory
#7.5 – Christmas in the Kitchen
#8 – Bonds of Justice
#8.5 – Sunday Morning
#9 – Play of Passion
#9.2 – Clean and Dirty
#9.4 – Wolf School
#9.5 – Declaration of Courtship
#9.6 – Dancing with Cooper
#10 – Kiss of Snow
#10.4 – Naya’s Most Importart Visitors
#10.5 – Texture of Intimacy
#11 – Tangle of Need
#11.4 – Making Dinner
#11.5 – Poker Night
#11.6 – Stalking Hawke
#12 – Heart of Obsidian
#13 – Shield of Whinter (Expected publication: June 3rd 2014)
#14 – Untitled (Expected publication: 2015)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Avenged by JR Ward

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749941731
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 27th 2009
Number of pages: 719
Source: Bought

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Summary:

As the vampire warriors of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOODdefend their race from their slayers, one male’s loyalty to the Brotherhood is about to be tested – and his dangerous mixed blood revealed.

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious nightclub that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and the leader of the Brotherhood.

However, Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood. He’s a symphath and the revelation of his deadly secret will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And a plot within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in the darkening world: Ehlena, a vampire untouched by corruption that has its hold on him – and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

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Review:

Rhevenge was one of my favorites and his book showed his softer sides. He was always concerned about his family and every action was for the good od his family, so seeing this side of him with Ehlena was super cute. Ehlena has suffered a lot in life and now she’s trying to find some happiness, at first I thought these two didn’t fit very good together, but after seeing how strong and secure Ehlena is my points changed and she became a very nice girl.

As always the story also showed the rest of the Brotherhood and this time the focus was on John Matthew and Xhex getting some moments together. I liked these changes in John because it showed his growing into the fine man we all love. Wrath also made a huge appearance and we got to see more of his problems with controlling the vampires and the glymera.

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Series in Order

#1 – Dark Lover
#2 – Lover Eternal

#3 – Lover Awakened
#4 – Lover Revealed
#5 – Lover Unbound
#6 – Lover Enshrined
#6.5 – Father Mine
#7 – Lover Avenged
#8 – Lover Mine
#9 – Lover Unleashed
#10 – Lover Reborn
#11 – Lover At Last
#12 – The King (Expected publication: April 1st 2014)

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Urban Fantasy Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Up From the Grave (Night Huntress, #7)

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B00DKZ6HLS
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:   January 28th 2014
Number of pages: 384
Source: Bought

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Summary:

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

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Review:

Last book in this series and we have to say goodbye to these amazing characters. I loved Cat and Bones relationship, had some problems with the plot in some books, but in the general this series was a great Urban Fantasy read for me. Cat is strong and fair, always helping people, even if they are ghost or ghouls. But Bones was my favorite, his love was never ending and in every moment Cat needed his help, he was there for here. I can say that is a pretty awesome thing to say about a male that you chose to live with forever.

This story was different and perfect, because we get closure in the major plot and those sidelines characters, we see Ian again, he’s always there for Bones, but now is even more bittersweet after their relationship. I liked to see more of Denise and Spade, they are such a cute couple and he’s possessive of her with good reason, but the best part for me was the strange and twisted story behind that creepy guy working in her former unit for the government.

I tried not to say major spoilers for this book, but the story was fast paced and a great adventure too. If you read this series, beware to follow those books, because the last novella gave a huge push to this book.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Up From the Grave

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Urban Fantasy Review: Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost

Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress #6.5)

Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0062322044
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  November 5th 2013
Number of pages: 150
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Originally appeared in the print anthology The Bite Before Christmas.

‘Tis the season to join Cat and Bones for some holiday cheer in this Night Huntress novella by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost.

They were looking forward to a normal holiday—at least as “normal” as it gets for vampires Cat and Bones and their otherworldly friends and family. But their yuletide plans are shattered when a mysterious stranger shows up and reveals long-buried secrets that threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer … and lives.

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Review:

This novella was a perfect fit for the series and it got me in a good mood for the next book. The holidays are difficult times for Cat and Bones, because every year somethings happen. I liked the plot in this novella, the demons are were only talked about in a spin-off series, but I liked the concempt, plus we got to see more of Denise in this one helping Cat. It was a little difficult for me to watch the way Bones treated Cat, but in the end Ian helped. I was never a huge fan of Ian, but he’s helping a lot lately.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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Urban Fantasy Review: One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, #6)

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress
Publisher:
 Avon
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0061783196
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date:  August 30th 2011
Number of pages: 358
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Summary:

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

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Review:

This series has grown on me, but it’s almost over and I had such a hard time finishing this book. I wanted to love this story, but it was just to simple and a little confusing too. Ghosts are not my favorite in stories, but the more strange thing was how out of nowhere now Cat is the savior of the world and now every little thing must be addressed. I think it’s understandable how Bones always gets frustrated when their plans just disappear.

My first thought was how this plot was a little strange, but we also see some developments in Cat relationship with her mother, a super plus. The new director for the government agency Cat used to work was way too creepy, but his story will have to wait until next book. Guess my problem was the ghosts.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Reckoning
#1 – Halfway to the Grave
#2 – One Foot in the Grave
#2.5 – Happily Never After
#3 – At Grave’s End
#3.5 – Devil to Pay
#4 – Destined for an Early Grave
#4.5 – Magic Graves
#5 – First Drop of Crimson
#6 – Eternal Kiss of Darkness
#7 – This Side of the Grave
#8 – One Grave At a Time
#8.5 – Home for the Holidays
#9 – Once Burned
#10 – Twice Tempted
#11 – Up From the Grave (Expected publication: January 28th 2014)
#12 – Untitled

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