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"Be kind to dragonswans, for thou art gorgeous when naked and taste good with Cool Whip." Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Winning Virgin Blood by Destiny Blaine

When Orlando screws up and loses a good portion of his family's money in Las Vegas, his father orders him to leave his homeland and return to Vegas—to find a virgin woman, tell her of his vampire heritage and convince her to return with him to his home. As his wife! Accompanied by his brother and the family's manservant, Orlando goes back to Vegas with the hope that somehow he can manage to find himself a virgin wife. Thank goodness the hotel he's staying at is set up for this kind of thing. He can make out what she looks like in the mirror, just a quick image of the woman he is destined to be with…if only he can manage to convince her!


Natasha finds herself dumbstruck when she comes face-to-face with Orlando. She doesn't know whether to be irritated with his arrogant mouth or intrigued and drawn to him for the same reasons. All Natasha knows is that she can't seem to get enough of this dangerous man. A poker game is just the type of gamble Natasha is willing to submit to. However, will the stakes become too high for Natasha? Will she fold or will she go all in?


WINNING VIRGIN BLOOD is spectacular! This is Destiny Blaine's first attempt at a paranormal and I am completely astounded. Readers expect an author's first foray into a different genre to pose a few issues in the storyline. However, I couldn't find a single thing to detract from this amazing story! Filled with a wickedly dynamic storyline, very engaging characters and a romance that will blow your mind, WINNING VIRGIN BLOOD is at the top of my favorite paranormal list this year. I was totally swept away by this story and the complexity of this vampire family's lives. I genuinely feel like I've gotten to know everyone involved in this story and I wasn't left with any feelings of boredom or repetition anywhere in this story. If you're looking for a phenomenal paranormal romance, look no further. WINNING VIRGIN BLOOD is the book for you!  


Amanda Haffery



AUTHOR: Destiny Blaine

PUBLISHER: SIren Publishing

ISBN: 1-60601-044-1


RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2008

GENRE: Paranormal/Romance

RATING: Recommended Read



Curse of the Blue Stone by Cara North


Delia Monroe is obsessed with pirates. She has fantasized about them since she was a little girl. When she takes a trip to the Caribbean to attend the pirate festival, Delia soon realizes her life is about to take an unexpected turn. Blown into a shabby little shop by the wind, she meets the storekeeper who sells her a necklace that is reportedly cursed. As Delia is wearing the necklace, she starts to feel almost possessed. She'll be damned if she's going to take it off though.


Captain Augustus Lisanna has been raised from the depths of Davy Jones Locker. He knows the only way this is possible is if someone is wearing the blue stone. He knows the power of the stone will help him find his destiny. When Augustus discovers Delia and his necklace around her neck, he will stop at nothing to get it back—it means his very survival. If pillaging and seducing are his only means available, well, more the merrier for him!


CURSE OF THE BLUE STONE is a very engaging story reminiscent of The Pirates of the Caribbean. Although a lot of the same elements appear in this story, CURSE OF THE BLUE STONE still took me on a very well written journey of action, adventure and true love. I love the descriptions Cara North offers readers. It almost felt as though I was the naughty wench taken away by Johnny Depp to be his love slave. A girl can wish, right? The relationship between Delia and Augustus starts out tenuous—Delia is kind of afraid of him and his intentions. However, when these two do become amorous, I was waiting for the ship to explode and sink. Full of a wonderful mix of paranormal, romance, and some wonderfully passionate love scenes, CURSE OF THE BLUE STONE is a wonderful way to while away an hour!


Amanda Haffery



AUTHOR: Cara North

PUBLISHER: Tease Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-93467-851-0



GENRE: Paranormal/Romance

RATING: 4 Pixies















The Guardians by Mandy M. Roth

Madelyn loves nothing more than to drive her friend Brady insane with her shenanigans. Not being human sometimes really has its perks for her. It's especially fun when she can use her nifty powers to scare women away from Brady. When she discovers that she's started having feelings for Brady, Madelyn isn't sure how to react to the situation. Brady is stoking flames in her she wasn't sure were possible. What's even better, Brady knows part of the secret Madelyn has to keep from the world. And it doesn't bother him in the least.


Brady has his own secrets to hide. Once upon a time, a tabloid nailed the actor correctly in a statement, and Brady has been working doubly hard to keep his secret under wraps. He's in love with Madelyn and badly wants to share his secret with her. Unfortunately, she only seems to see them as friends. They goof around, flirt, and lately, have found themselves getting a little on the frisky side. But eventually, both of them are going to have to come clean about who they really are.


THE GUARDIANS by Mandy M. Roth is sizzling hot. This story is definitely on my top five list of favorites from this wickedly talented author. Everything about THE GUARDIANS was perfect for me; the non-stop action, the hidden lives, the passion and romance that blossoms between the characters, especially the characters themselves. Madelyn is a Guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from those that would hurt them. Fighting the bad guys—vamps, werewolves and other paranormal creatures, has left Madelyn a very tough woman. When she and Brady find themselves extremely attracted to one another, she's not sure how to handle it. Brady, of course, is raring and ready to consummate their relationship. Brady is a very witty and endearing character who, for me, was a perfect match for Madelyn. If you're looking for a high-voltage paranormal romance, look no further. You can never go wrong with a story by Mandy M. Roth!


Amanda Haffery



AUTHOR: Mandy M. Roth

PUBLISHER: New Concepts Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-60394-078-8

Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60394-078-8

RELEASE DATE: September 2007

GENRE: Paranormal/Romance

RATING: 5 Pixies



Lords of the Abyss II: Commanding the Tides by Michelle M. Pillow

Cassandra Nevin is dying from a terminal illness and has decided to live her last days on a boat with a bunch of scientists. She keeps her illness a secret so no one will treat her differently. She just wants to die in peace, but that is shot to hell when her boat is attacked. Cassandra finds herself alone, being sucked down into the blackness of the ocean. As she is sinking into the darkness, she realizes she is ready to go, but then the unimaginable happens; she finds herself in a lip lock with a sexy man.


Iason the Hunter is on a hunt for Scylla, an evil black spirit that sinks ships, when things go all wrong. Instead, he finds himself fighting to keep a drowning human woman alive. But it proves to be a tough fight when she insists for him to let her sink to the bottom. For some reason Iason feels protective of her and won’t let her die without a fight. Risking her human life, he takes her to his underwater home; only to find out she doesn’t have much time to live. Can he use his healing powers to save her, or is she gone forever?


COMMANDING THE TIDES by Michelle M. Pillow is absolutely out of this world. This story grabbed me from the first page of the book and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t read this story fast enough to satisfy my craving. The characters in this story are well developed and you feel as if you know and understand them right away. Cassandra is a strong lead female character who I felt immediately attached to; she has a wonderful sense of strong determination that led me to think that she can take on the world. Iason is the best male lead character that I’ve read about in a long time. He is the strong Merr that dominates his world and I love him. I must tell you, the passion in this story will make you tingle from head to toe. Every time these two are in a room together the sparks fly, leaving me craving more sensual scenes. If you love a good paranormal story with some awesome sensual scenes, than COMMANDING THE TIDES is definitely for you. I will be telling my friends about this Recommended Read. Congratulations, Ms. Pillow, for an excellent book!


Becky Gaede



AUTHOR: Michelle M. Pillow

PUBLISHER: New Concepts Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-60394-115-0



GENRE: Erotic/Paranormal

RATING: Recommend Read