Author Archives: larissa

Benedict

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benedictTitle: Benedict
Author: Hayden Thorne
Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs
Publisher: Queerteen Press
Buy Links: Amazon; Publisher
Genre: young adult, fantasy
Length: novella
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Larissa

Review Summary: A not so straightforward, but nicely written symbolic coming of age story.

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Special Needs

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17256863Title: Special Needs (part 1)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Cover Artist: Kkohaku
Publisher: self published
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: contemporary kink
Length: novel
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A guest review by Larissa

Review Summary: a bad-ass story that is just slightly bananas with a wicked twist on special needs and a cast of characters like you’ve never seen before. Oh, and epic misuse of wheelchairs.

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Fall Hard

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FallHard72lgTitle: Fall Hard
Author: J.L. Merrow
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: contemporary
Length: novel
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Note: this title will be released September 17, 2013

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: VIKINGS! Okay, a modern day Viking, Icelandic saga’s and a MC with amnesia make for a compelling story with a touch of mystery

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Fireflies and Crickets

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3954Fireflies510w-220x330Title: Fireflies and Crickets (Ripples in the Water #2)
Author: Jackie Nacht
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters
Publisher: Extasy Books
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Genre: contemporary young adult romance
Length: novella
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a sweet, fluffy young adult coming of age romances with some serious touches like rejection.

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Melting the Ice Witch

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meltingtheicewitch400Title: Melting the Ice Witch
Author: Mell Eight
Cover Artist: London Burden
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: fantasy
Length: novella
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a book with a promising blurb, but the actual story fell short of the mark

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Invisible Monsters

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Title: Invisible Monsters
Author: Michael Sutherland
Cover Artist:
Publisher:
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher 
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: novel (120.000 words)
Rating: UNRATED

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a story about an ordinary young couple that goes travelling that left me confuzzled.

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Backwoods Asylum

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Title: Backwoods Asylum
Author: Megan Derr
Cover Artist: London Burden
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher 
Genre: paranormal romance
Length: novella (17.000 words)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a cute little story about abandoned shifter pups and the snake shifter who cares for them with the help of one sexy wolf shifter.

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Dracones

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Title: Dracones
Authors: Avery Vanderlyle, D.K. Jernigan, E.E. Ottoman, E.R. Karr, Lor Rose, Megan Derr and Tam Ames
Cover Artist: Nathie Block
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Buy Links: Amazon (and link to Amazon); Publisher (link to the book page on the publisher’s site)
Genre: Urban & Paranormal Fantasy
Length: 7 short stories
Rating: individual ratings

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A good collection of stories featuring all manner of dragons

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The Fight for Identity

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FightForIdentityTitle: Fight for Identity (The Good Fight 3)
Author: Andrew Grey
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: novel (200 pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

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Review Summary: a moving story with a not so black and white conflict

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The Jouster’s Lance

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JoustersLance[The]Title: The Jouster’s Lance (A Ren Faire Romance)
Author: A.J. Marcus
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links: Publisher
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: novel (212 pages)
Rating: 2,5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: a story with a lot of potential that fails to deliver

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The Poodle Apocalypse

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Title: The Poodle Apocalypse
Author: John Inman
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Links:Amazon; Publisher
Genre: zombie, humor
Length: novella (88 pages)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A zombie apocalypse, like you have never seen one before.

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Sword of the King (Dance with the Devil series)

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Title: Sword of the King (Dance with the Devil series)
Author: Megan Derr
Cover Artist: London Burden
Publisher:  Less than Three Press
Buy Links: Amazon
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Genre: Urban Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Length: Novel (236 print pages)

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: If you are looking for a unique twist on dragons, strong, tough men, some action, adventure, drama and very hawt polyamory, then look no further than the last book in the Dance with the Devil series

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Lover at Last

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LaLTitle: Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood)
Author: J.R. Ward
Cover Artist: managed by the publisher
Publisher: Piatkus
Buy Links: Amazon; Publisher
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Length: (591 pages)
Rating: unrated

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: Blay and Qhuinn’s highly anticipated story that fell a little short of the mark, but did have its ups.

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An Unexpected Magick

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med_UnexpectedMagickTitle: An Unexpected Magick (A Draegan Lords interlude)
Author: M.L. Rhodes
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Allure
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Buy Link: Publisher
Genre: fantasy, shapeshifters, romance
Length: novella
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: the Draegans are back! This time in a short, sweet but awesome interlude focusing on our second favorite couple: Wes and Wen and how they got together.

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Miles Cross

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Title: Miles Cross
Author: Rachelle Cochran
Cover Artist: V. Rios
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Buy Links: Amazon; Publisher
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: Novella (50.000 words)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A fairy tale containing some nasty and some nice fairies and a couple madly in love but in a tight spot. A good story with the right amount of angst and drama.

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