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  • Hidden Talents on Jan. 18, 2012

    A really great paranormal romance with great plot, lovable characters, and hotness! This book reminded me how much I love Emma Holly's books, and I hope she keeps writing a lot more! I think she is one of the two best paranormal romance writers out there. I loved this book!
  • Move Me on Feb. 29, 2012

    Another great book from Emma Holly! I loved it. The faerie hero was hot, romantic, and had an interesting personality. Like Emma Holly's other books, this one sucked me in, and the "Faerie's Honeymoon" sequel was just as great. The only minor problem with "Move Me" was a bunch of typos in the first few chapters.
  • The Faerie's Honeymoon on Feb. 29, 2012

    I love this story! It is a follow-up story to "Move Me" with the same characters. I highly recommend both stories if you like spicy paranormal romance. Just be sure to read "Move Me" before you read this one. "Hidden Talents" is in the same world as these stories, and it is excellent also. :)
  • Hidden Crimes on Oct. 09, 2012

    This is a fantastic paranormal romance! Emma Holly is still at the top of her game. This book has very likable characters with depth, steamy romance, and a cool plot including mystery, magic, and action! I recommend reading "Hidden Talents" first and then read this one. If you love paranormal romance, you have to read this series. I think that Emma Holly is one of the two best paranormal romance writers ever.
  • The Assassins' Lover on Oct. 09, 2012

    I loved this book! I've read a lot of Emma Holly's books, and this one might be the steamiest that she has ever written. It is an erotic romance that still manages to have characters with depth and a really good plot. I don't know how Emma Holly writes a book this steamy and imaginative. FYI, this is probably the fourth book in her "Demon World" series. They can be read out of order, but I recommend all of them.
  • Home Country on Oct. 09, 2012

    This was a very nice, sweet, well written short story. I enjoyed it very much. I look forward to reading more from this author.
  • Guru's Grace on Oct. 09, 2012

    This short story is nice, but it ends too abruptly. I liked "Home Land" by the same author much better.
  • An Unlikely Hero on Oct. 10, 2012

    The book has a cool concept. I just wish that the author knew how to use commas correctly, and I wish that the Kindle edition had the correct formatting between paragraphs. There was crazy spacing between lines. I just couldn't read more than 5 pages because of those 2 things. If the author made a revised edition available, I would love to read it and give a better review of the book, because I think that I would enjoy a properly edited copy.
  • Bound by Night on Nov. 21, 2012

    Very good romantic short story. I really enjoyed it.
  • Ocean of Love on March 20, 2013

    This is a really good eBook! It is a steamy paranormal romance novella that was also very romantic. I loved the mermaid (with 2 legs most of the time) working as a real estate agent. It was really entertaining, and I'm looking forward to reading more of the author's work.
  • A Hell Hound's Fire on April 18, 2013

    I loved this short story. You can't go wrong with a sexy, nice-guy werewolf. Very satisfying paranormal romance. I hope that the author writes more in this series!
  • Down a Tunnel to a Hollow on April 30, 2013

    I liked it. This short story was dreamlike and pleasant, and I'm saving it to read it again in the future. I like the druid theme.
  • Stranded with a Scotsman on June 04, 2013

    This is a great contemporary romance short story. It has a very unique setting - a 4ft by 10ft wooden platform surrounded by the high tide on the coast of Scotland. The two characters had depth, intelligence, and lovely conversation. It is a sweet story. No sex actually happens, but there is a little coarse talk about sex. I really liked this story!
  • Words on June 20, 2013

    This short story is totally awesome. Fantastic writing and sweet romance! This is definitely a keeper.
  • Love in the Mist on June 20, 2013

    Contains spoilers. I hate this short story for a few reasons. At first, I thought that the author had a cool concept for a romance story, if somewhat awkwardly written. However, the story does not have a happy ending, so it is not a romance. It is just a story with romantic elements. Also, when the couple starts making out, the guy does not wait for the lady to respond okay before he takes her virginity! She was being able indecisive, and he took her choice away from her! He is such a jerk, and the woman should have been mad at him. Finally, the main reason why I hate this book is because the writer gives very false, very ignorant statements about birth control. She says that the Morning After pill causes abortion, which is not true. It prevents conception. It takes approximately 3 days after the sex act for the sperm to travel to the egg, and the morning after pill prevents the sperm from reaching any egg that might be there in the uterus. The author's ignorant statement might deter an unknowledgeable reader from using the morning after pill if she ever needs it. The writer should learn more about contraception before making such ignorant statements.
  • Personal Best on Aug. 20, 2013

    Fantastic steamy romance short story! I was looking for a good romance involving an Olympic athlete, and this delivered. Throw in the scientist heroine (a veterinary surgeon) and an exotic locale (the island of Tasmania off of mainland Australia), and I loved it! The water polo guy is respectful and has depth, and the writer has real talent. I just wish that this story was longer. I liked it so much that I bought every other ebook that I could find by Rhyll Beist.
  • Her Highland Laird on Sep. 24, 2013

    Delightful time travel short story. This has everything I want in a time travel romance. Very sweet and slightly steamy. I got it for free. Personally, I am not made of money and I do not like to pay more than $1.99 for a short story, no matter how good it is. If you have money to burn, this is a very enjoyable short story romance with a hot Scotsman, good historical accuracy, good writing, and likeable characters.