Sunday, February 19, 2017

Books Read 2/12/17 - 2/18/17

This weeks reading was a mixed bag for me, some of the books I enjoyed more than others.  Here they are:

Dark Hunter by Megan Hawke 

I am Sable Hart, and I slay rogue vampires.

I am the undead sheriff of Dallas' shadowy underworld. The vampires might call me Black Heart, but they call me for help when their leaders begin to be murdered in spectacular fashion.

The vampire, werewolf, and witch communities' uneasy peace is threatened when one alpha wolf develops a dark hunger for vampire blood. Now with a little help from my slayer friends, I race against time to stop the rogue werewolf before all out war erupts and wipes Dallas off the face of the earth.

3 Stars*** 

May Contain Magic by J A Cipriano

Abby Banks is your typical college student, except that her entire life has been one big lie. Kidnapped as a young girl and fostered by a government agency as collateral, Abby never knew she was important… until her birth mom’s terrorist organization unleashes a devastating attack on the facility.

With magic.

Now Abby’s world is in a tailspin. Her birth mom wants to harvest her organs, her only protector is a vampire, and she can do magic. Well, sort of. She’s supposed to be able to do magic.

And if she can’t figure it out in time to stop her mom, not only will she get her organs stolen, her mom will blow up two major cities to fuel her doomsday ritual.

3 Stars***

To Kill a Warlock by H P Mallory

The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie. Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.

As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

3 Stars***

Perilous Waif by E William Brown

My name is Alice Long, and I’ve always known I was different.

When I was little I used to climb up to the highest branches of the housetree at night, and watch the starships docking at the orbital stations high above. Forty meters off the ground, watching ships thirty thousand kilometers overhead, with senses that could pick out radar pings and comm chatter as easily as the ships themselves. It all seemed perfectly natural at the time.

There were other kids with mods at the orphanage, but nothing like that. I learned fast to downplay my abilities, keep my mouth shut and try to blend in. Even as a kid I knew not to trust the Matrons. What would they do, if they realized the Adjustments that were supposed to make me a meek little herd animal didn’t do anything?

Then I messed up, and gave myself away.

Now I’m on the run, hoping against hope that the Matrons won’t try too hard to find me. Hoping to survive all the awful things that can happen to a girl on her own in space. Kidnappers, slavers, pirates and yakuza - no matter where I go, trouble always seems to find me.

Good thing I’m not as helpless as I look.

3 Stars***

Kindred by Nicola Claire

Vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls and magic-users abound in a world where the Norms, (those humans without paranormal abilities), are ignorant of the creatures of the night and the supernatural species that live alongside them.

Lucinda Monk is a bank teller by day and a vampire hunter by night, but she wasn’t always a part of this world. Thrown into a heady mix of powerful people and sensual beings, she’s had to find her way practically blindfolded in amongst the creatures of the night.

Lucinda, though, is a capable and realistic kind of girl. Her motto: Never Show Fear.
But there's something different about Luce. Something those creatures she hunts want. So, in order to stay one step ahead of the enemy, she has to let the enemy in. In all his compelling, seductive and delicious ways.

Sleeping with the enemy has never meant so much before. But can she trust him?
From the urban streets of the city to the dark alleys and sinful bars that promise a wickedness a girl from the farm has never before been exposed to, Lucinda gets drawn irreversibly into the dark side of life.

And if the Master of the City has his way, she will always be his. For eternity.

3 Stars***

Dark Siren by Eden Ashley

Seventeen-year-old Kalista guards a dark secret that has never allowed her to fit in. She is a siren.
Instead of luring men to shipwreck, Kalista sucks the very life force from their souls. From day to day she never knows from where her next meal will come, but resists the urge to feed for as long as possible. Having a boyfriend is no help--a single human has never been able to sustain her--and the guy she is dating possesses a darkness within him that stains her soul, filling Kalista with evil urges whenever she feeds from him.

And then Kalista meets Rhane. Strange and familiar all at once, she immediately forms a smoldering connection to this handsome young man with otherworldly eyes, and feeding from his life force begins to change her in unexpected ways. Soon, Kalista learns that Rhane is guarding terrible secrets of his own. Secrets tied to a long forgotten past. Secrets that could lead to the undoing of them both. And yet, somehow they must save each other.

3 Stars***

Elemental Arcane by Phaedra Weldon

Samantha Hawthorne lives a rather curious life in New Orleans running a magic and herb shop. As an Elemental Witch in the Big Easy and owner of a wolf Familiar as well as the head of a former Faerie Queen, curious is as quiet as it gets for Sam.

Until children start turning into blood-thirsty Changelings and attack their parents.

When one of these children shows up in front of her shop, Sam and her friends are determined to find out where they’re coming from and where the exchanged children are being kept and put a stop to it. But will they succeed when they find themselves pitted against ninja ghouls, one of the oldest and darkest enemies of the mortal world, and a secret from Sam’s childhood that could unravel her magic?

4 Stars****

All of these books I read using Kindle Unlimited.  Thanks for stopping by,


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