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  • Unbound on July 20, 2011

    Unbound was an fun mini-adventure and that's all I ask for in a short story. I want to feel like I have just popped into someone else' journey and Unbound does that. It is an extremely erotic sizzling little jewel. I love the Yin-Yang aspect of the triad, I really would love to see a full length book done in this world.
  • Give Me, A Tale Of Wyrd And Fae on Oct. 17, 2011

    I enjoyed this book, it was a quick read, entertaining and had a couple great romances going on at once. I didn't find it hard to read with POV and timeline switching around but I did find that it ended rather abruptly and that's why it is getting 3 instead 4 stars. I wish the rating system allowed halves because I feel that it deserves more than 3 but not 4. I would absolutely read another one if this became a series and I will be watching this author for more books.
  • Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One) on Oct. 18, 2011

    Let me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younger audience. I was wrong... Simply Brilliant. This story was sweet and endearing, fit for all audiences. Mothers can read with their daughters and boys can enjoy as well. Completely heartwarming and the promise that true love con conquer all.This is a must read for all ages, I could not put it down.
  • Fireflies on Oct. 19, 2011

    ADULT BOOK = ADULT REVIEW Ok where to start.... ugg, I hate writing bad reviews without something constructive to say. I think I picked this up for free with a smashwords coupon from a thread so I wasn't expecting much but please, please, please can someone tell me the point to this madness?????? So I am not a huge fan of girl/girl stuff, sue me I like a man or two (or three)thrown into the mix but whatever I can deal with the f/f aspect of the story. Women are beautiful sensual creatures yup yup I candle handle that. But Linda (our female lead) is so shallow and unbelievable I couldn't stomach it. Add in it's written in her pov and then she turns into this "beast" and all we get is "I stealthily sneak into the nearest subway station" "I jump" "I leap" I I I I I I.... I want to blow her brains out! Ok I guess let me put the brakes on a bit. Linda is a perfect Manhattanite with a great job, a wonderful handsome husband, and a 10 to top it all off. It drives her crazy when her husband lovingly jokes that she is "perfect". She goes into central park one night to watch fireflies and gets seduced by Natasha. Natasha is a "nymphomite" which for all intent and proposes is a Vampire/Succubus. Not so bad eh? Seems like we might get a little PNR fun and sex out of the story? Wrong! I am sure there is some redeeming message in this POS for us all to learn from... you know something like be happy with what you have or something but you have to shovel through so much shit that I doubt you will get that message. So you say but but but WHAT ABOUT THE SEX??!?!?!? The main character is so annoying and shallow that I wanted to kill her by the end of the book much less did I enjoy her sexual conquests/murders. I am truly sorry to the author if you ever see this review I have no idea why I picked this story up, it was obviously not for me and I can usually find SOMETHING I liked about the story to focus on because I am an optimist. But it was not meant to be.
  • Unmasked on Oct. 20, 2011

    ADULT BOOK = ADULT REVIEW Firstly let me just say that I am a huge Kate Douglas fan she is one of my all time favorite authors. She is absolutely not for the faint of heart. Her books are erotic (most of them), sexy, edgy, but most importantly and the reason I love them so much is the her characters have so much capacity to love and that they are larger than the written world they are created in. I have heard Kate say that her characters speak to her, tell their stories and monopolize her time. While I have heard authors say that before hers seem to take on a life of their own for me as well. This series is a playful escape into a sensual world. Locan and Jett are two sexy ex-demons turned demon hunters only kept in balance by Addie their "fulcrum". They are complete opposites in looks and rarely agreed any anything before meeting Addie. I love the idea of this series, I try to maintain balance in my own life and love the Yin & Yang aspect of these short stories. The bold covers with strong contrast immediately caught my eye and the stories down to the last word have kept me excited to see what happens next. Demon lovers is a fun series and a quick escape into an exotic world where Jett and Locan can discover why they truly fought before Addie. This was a much needed break for me from the past few YA books I have taken on. If you aren't reading this series and can handle Kate's erotic flair pick it up you will not be disappointed!
  • Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1) on Oct. 22, 2011

    I really enjoyed this one. Shanna is 18 years old and a demon hunter who's parents were murdered by... can you guess? You got it, demons. She teams up with a misfit crew to hunt down baddies that have started killing hunters. You've got shifters, werewolves, all kinds of demons, vampires, various others dark creatures, and a mermaid thrown in for good measure. Also some kind of secret history going on with Shanna that will keep me reading the series. Not terribly original but a great read none the less. The writing was very descriptive and sometimes almost poetic in places. Put this one on your to read list!
  • The Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles, #1) on Dec. 06, 2011
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    This was a very entertaining young adult read. I was surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it! Sloan is a 17 year old vampire hunter who ventures out of the safety of the “white sector” to the vampire infested “red sector” to look for her missing twin brother. She meets Aden a young handsome vampire and is shocked because she has only seen the rogue vampires who are little more than animals. Aden turns her against her will and Sloan has to deal with her feelings towards vampires, her previous human friends and fellow vampire hunters, and her attraction to Aden. Sloan is a wonderful female heroine, she is strong and independent. I enjoyed this dystopian novel immensely and would recommend it to Teenagers and Adults. Thank you to Krystle Jones, read and review from the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on goodreads!
  • The Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles, #1) on Dec. 06, 2011

    This was a very entertaining young adult read. I was surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it! Sloan is a 17 year old vampire hunter who ventures out of the safety of the “white sector” to the vampire infested “red sector” to look for her missing twin brother. She meets Aden a young handsome vampire and is shocked because she has only seen the rogue vampires who are little more than animals. Aden turns her against her will and Sloan has to deal with her feelings towards vampires, her previous human friends and fellow vampire hunters, and her attraction to Aden. Sloan is a wonderful female heroine, she is strong and independent. I enjoyed this dystopian novel immensely and would recommend it to Teenagers and Adults. Thank you to Krystle Jones, read and review from the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on goodreads!
  • Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1) on Dec. 19, 2011

    I liked this book, it was very cute and a quick read. Definitively worth it. The Ms. Harris did a great job keeping the dialog modern and events current. This was not my typical Paranormal YA book, in fact there are no paranormal elements to it but I still enjoyed it. I think the characters seemed a bit immature for high School students but it would be a perfect book for junior high school kids and teens. They would enjoy reading something with the older kids in it but also would not me exposed to any situations suited for the older crowd. It had a mystery surprise at the end and would recommend for anyone looking to share a book with their teen either to read with or give as a gift. As always thank you to the author and Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! read to review program! Rating - 4 stars Recommended for - Teens
  • Five on March 24, 2012

    Loved Five! FAB-U-LOUS! I mean wow what a cast of hunky men! I really enjoy books based on the fae and this one did not disappoint. Rayla was a likable heroine and I loved the twists and turns her love life takes. I do enjoy a good love triangle or square but sometimes they can be over done and annoying. But I really enjoyed this one and it kind of sneaks up on you. I am really looking forward to the next one. Ms Rich’s debut novel is a winner and I am a fan!To see my review in all it's glory & with pics go to shareAread dot com.
  • Dare: Threesome on April 01, 2012

    Loved this short little free read. Hot threesome.
  • Dark Muse: An Indie Paranormal Sampler on May 01, 2012

    Fantastic way to find a new author!