Posts Tagged With: Paranormal Romance

Book Review: Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk

Reviewed by Heather C

23569031Title: Restless Spirits
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Spirits #1
Heroes: Henry Strauss and Vincent Night
Genre: M/M Historical Romance
Length: 69,000 words
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Available at: Smashwords and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: After losing the family fortune to a fraudulent psychic, inventor Henry Strauss is determined to bring the otherworld under control through the application of science. All he needs is a genuine haunting to prove his Electro-Séance will work. A letter from wealthy industrialist Dominic Gladfield seems the answer to his prayers. Gladfield’s proposition: a contest pitting science against spiritualism, with a hefty prize for the winner.

The contest takes Henry to Reyhome Castle, the site of a series of brutal murders decades earlier. There he meets his rival for the prize, the dangerously appealing Vincent Night. Vincent is handsome, charming…and determined to get Henry into bed.

Henry can’t afford to fall for a spirit medium, let alone the competition. But nothing in the haunted mansion is quite as it seems, and soon winning the contest is the least of Henry’s concerns.

For the evil stalking the halls of Reyhome Castle wants to claim not just Henry and Vincent’s lives, but their very souls.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vampire Week Review: Venice Vampyr by Tina Folsom

Reviewed by Heather C

18333237Title: Venice Vampyr
Author: Tina Folsom
Series: Venice Vampyr #1
Hero/Heroine: Raphael/Isabella
Genre: MF Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 103 pages
Release Date: December 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant’s widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice’s canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her – her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately – more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules – as a vampire he doesn’t have to.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Reviewed by Heather C

12104686Title: Firelight

Author: Kristen Callihan

Series: Darkest London #1

Hero/Heroine: Benjamin Archer/Miranda Ellis

Genre: MF Paranormal Romance, Historical

Length: 390 page

Publisher: Forever

Release Date: January 2012

Available at: Grand Central Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo

Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Once the flames are ignited . . . 

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: The Bastard by Inez Kelley

Reviewed by Heather C

21636649Title: The Bastard
Author: Inez Kelley
Series: The Baddest Boys in History #1
Hero & Heroine: Vike & Lacy
Genre: M/F Paranormal Romance
Length: 533 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 16, 2014
Available at: Amazon, All Romance eBooks and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In the battle between good and evil, humans have never been more than collateral damage. Now they are prey. Mankind doesn’t need a hero. It needs a sinner.

Corrupt. Wicked. Nefarious. Contemptible….

The Baddest Boys in History are back!

You read about them in school. Now learn the truth. Real men. No vampires, no werewolves, no magic. Just down and dirty raw power —sin to sin, evil to evil, bad to bad. They fight for humanity. It was that or eternal damnation.

They agreed to risk their souls. No one told them they would lose their hearts.

THE BASTARD

Vike died in blood, in battle, in betrayal. His ruthlessness was second only to his brutality. Now one woman makes his blood sing and he’ll stop at nothing to save her. He only has to face half of Hell to do it.

Lacy is unknowingly descended from an ancient Holy line. Someone is slowly destroying her life and wants her dead. A fierce Viking comes to her rescue, and in his arms, she finds more than safety.

If Vike can’t protect Lacy, he’ll have to kill her. And for a bastard, what’s one woman worth when the entire world is in jeopardy?

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster

Reviewed by Heather C

17181953Title: Tarnished Knight
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #1.5
Hero & Heroine: Rip & Esme
Genre: M/F Paranormal Romance; Steampunk
Length: 162 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: April 2013
Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble & Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In the steam-fuelled world of Victorian London, vampires, werewolves and slasher gangs stalk the night and a man made partly of metal is about to discover just how far he’ll go to protect the woman he loves…

After a vicious vampire attack left him struggling to leash the dark urges of the craving virus, John “Rip” Doolan thinks he’s finally starting to master the darkness within. The only thing that threatens to shatter his hard-won control is Esme, his closest friend and the only woman he’s ever wanted. If the stubborn beauty ever realized precisely what was going through his mind, their friendship would be ruined.

For six months, Esme has waited for Rip to recover and take her as his thrall, not daring to hope for more. Too afraid to put her heart on the line, she is devastated when Rip reveals that he never had any intentions of making her his.

But when a savage gang of Slashers start causing havoc in Whitechapel, Rip and Esme have no choice. They must face up to the depth of the passion that burns between them and forge a new relationship…or risk losing each other forever. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

Reviewed by Heather C

13507512Title: Kiss of Steel
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #1
Hero & Heroine: Blade & Honoria Todd
Genre: M/F Paranormal Romance; Steampunk
Length: 423 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: September 2012
Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble & Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When Nowhere Is Safe

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it’s the last safe haven. But at what price?

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It’s been said he faced down the Echelon’s army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he’s been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She’s so…innocent. He doesn’t see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he’s been seeking. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gay For You Week Review: Katastrophic Decisions by R.L. Rushing

Reviewed by Heather C

20633113Title: Katastrophic Decisions
Author: R.L. Rushing
Series: Cursed Existence Collection
Heroine: Katarina “Kata” Redford
Genre: F/F Paranormal Romance
Length: 184 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 17, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Katastrophic Decisions serves as the back story of Katarina Redford, a healer. It takes place before she was ripped from her life and forced into Ledger chaos.

Some people would kill for the chance to be endowed with the ability to heal. However, Kata Redford and her few remaining family members have spent the past several years hiding in the rugged Oregon mountains from religious zealots and other crazies who seek to either punish her for her inherent ability or possess it for themselves. Now, at twenty eight years of age, she’s reached a pivotal moment in her life. Realizing that something she’d wanted so badly was not meant to be, with an open mind and an aching heart, she sets off to find her own path in life.
Unexpectedly, Kata is enraptured by the beautiful Levin Chase, an intriguing drummer for the band, Stage a Revolt. Through their equally undeniable attraction, Kata finally learns what it means to live life to the fullest. Thanks to Levin’s strong determination, they begin to build a rock solid future on the heels of a nearly catastrophic decision. But as usual in her life, just when everything starts looking up, her world falls to pieces.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Dead Man & the Restless Spirits by Lou Harper

Reviewed by Heather C

17858589Title: Dead Man & the Restless Spirits
Author: Lou Harper
Series: Dead Man #1
Heroes: Denton & Bran
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance, Mystery
Length: 38,740 words
Publisher: Harper Books
Release Date: June 23, 2013
Available at: Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dying sucks hairy monkey balls, even when you’re not the stiff.

Denton Mills has a secret: he can see dead people. Or rather, how they died. It’s quite a drag in a city like Chicago, teeming with the echoes of the no-longer living. Rather than whine about it, Denton has learned to live with his troublesome talent. His adaptability comes in handy when he meets his enigmatic new neighbor.

Bran Maurell catches Denton’s eye right away, but unfortunately Mr. Tall, Dark, and Mysterious is as standoffish as he is alluring. However, after an unexpected introduction from Bran’s cat brings the two men together, Denton discovers they have a mutual interest in the spirit world. Herbalist by day, Bran moonlights as a witch, performing house cleansings for a fee.

From Bran, Denton learns that his knack for interacting with the dead qualifies him as a necromancer. It makes good business sense for them to team up and rid Chicago of its pesky spirits one grateful client at a time. Amongst ghostly adventures the attraction between the men is impossible to ignore. They seem like perfect partners—unless Bran’s not-so-little secret comes between them.

Warning: men loving men, ghosts with attitudes, and a portly feline with hidden talents.

Note: Denton also plays a small but important role in Spirit Sanguine.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Remnant by KJ Charles & Jordan L. Hawk

Reviewed by Heather C

20880073Title: Remnant
Author: KJ Charles & Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal / Whyborne & Griffin #3
Heroes: Robert/Simon & Whyborne/Griffin
Genre: M/M Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 15,000 words
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Available at: Smashwords & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: London, 1899. The beautiful people are dying…

A malevolent power is attacking London’s bright young things, and the only clue to what’s happening is written in ancient Egyptian script. As ghost-hunter Simon Feximal and his companion Robert Caldwell investigate the mysterious deaths, the arrival in London of a notorious scholar-sorcerer seems to hold the answer to more than one of their problems.

A quiet break in London while en route to Egypt turns dramatic for Dr Percival Endicott Whyborne and his lover Griffin Flaherty when they encounter the hostile ghost-hunter. Feximal clearly suspects the worst of Whyborne – and his flirtatious sidekick seems to think a great deal too well of Griffin…

Jordan L Hawk’s heroes Whyborne and Griffin meet KJ Charles’ occult detectives from the Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal in a mystery that takes all four lovers through the decadent underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of an ancient and deadly evil. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Stormhaven by Jordan L. Hawk

Reviewed by Heather C

18633099Title: Stormhaven
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne & Griffin #3
The Heroes: Percival Endicott Whyborne & Griffin Flaherty
Genre: M/M Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 68, 140 words
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Available at: Smashwords, Amazon, All Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf at: GoodreadsBooklikes

Blurb: Mysterious happenings are nothing new to reclusive scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne, but finding one of his colleagues screaming for help in the street is rather unusual. Allan Tambling claims he can’t remember any of the last hour—but someone murdered his uncle, and Allan is covered in blood.

Whyborne’s lover, dashing ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty, agrees to prove Allan’s innocence. But when Allan is deemed insane and locked away in the Stormhaven Lunatic Asylum, Griffin finds himself reliving the horrifying memories of his own ordeal inside a madhouse.

Along with their friend Christine, the two men become drawn deeper and deeper into a dark web of conspiracy, magic, and murder. Their only clue: a missing artifact depicting an unknown god. Who stole the artifact, and why can’t Allan remember what happened? And what is the truth behind the terrible experiments conducted on Stormhaven’s forbidden fourth floor?

It will take all of Whyborne’s sorcery and Griffin’s derring-do to stop the murderers and save Allan. But first, they must survive an even greater challenge: a visit from Griffin’s family. Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments