Untamed
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Review: Untamed – Caitlin Crews

I’ve had a hit or miss time with categories, but this blurb sounded so good and I’ve heard great things about the new Dare line, I just had to try it out.  And while it wasn’t precisely my cup of tea, I did enjoy it.  This is the third in a series, but I read it as a standalone without…

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The Inside Track
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Review: The Inside Track – Tamsen Parker

Content warnings: I first started reading Ms. Parker’s work with the excellent Snow and Ice Games series from last year, and I’ve followed along with the spin-off series of the band from the first book in that series, License to Game.  I was happy to see that goofy Nick was finally getting his book! “Do you always talk this much?”…

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Lost Souls
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Review: Lost Souls – Chelsea Mueller

I’d heard good things about the first two books in this series, so I jumped on the chance to review this book, the third in the Soul Charmer series.  I’d already purchased the other books, which meant there was nothing to stop me from binge reading the books back to back in a few days!  This is some delightfully fun…

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Borrowed Souls
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Review: Borrowed Souls and Rogue Souls – Chelsea Mueller

I’m reviewing the third entry in the Soul Charmer series tomorrow, so I figured I’d do a couple of quick reviews for the first two books in the series. Callie was raised to put family first, so it’s no surprise she’s broke from trying to stay on the good side of the law while constantly bailing out her druggie brother.…

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Thornbound
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Review: Thornbound – Stephanie Burgis

I absolutely adored Snowspelled, so I was ridiculously excited to read the next novella in the Hardwood Spellbook series.  I made the mistake of starting to read this in bed and ended up staying up well past my bedtime to finish it!  This is so heartwarming and was just the warm, cozy hug I needed!  While I think this could be…

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Scandalous Diary
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Review: The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton – Stacy Reid

Content warnings:  Dissatisfied with his life, Oliver, the Marquess of Ambrose, is attending his mother’s latest house party to find a bride – but he finds something else entirely: a widow’s scandalous diary, full of her explicit sexual desires.  Oliver has hoped to find a wife that can handle his varied and immense sexual appetite, and since the writer’s desires…

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Passion & Ink
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Review: Passion and Ink – Naima Simone

Content warning:  HELLO, ANGST!  There is nothing so unbelievably delicious as watching two incredibly broken people fall in love and figure out how to unbreak themselves, and Naima Simone is the queen of sexy angst.  I’m not usually a fan of “taboo romance”, but in this case, though they are step-siblings, they haven’t seen each other since they were kids…

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Crazy Cupid Love
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Review: Crazy Cupid Love – Amanda Heger

This is such an adorable chick lit rom-com!  It’s of the light paranormal variety, with lots of silly slapstick humor (including smacking a bunch of elderly love bugs with a sentimental wooden spoon), and it’s absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day! “I’m so sorry,” she whispered. Eliza squeezed her hands into fists, Don’t look at me still echoing through her brain.…

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Apocalypse Five
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Review: Apocalypse Five – Stacey Rourke

Every once in a while, I just need a good YA scifi romp.  There’s something undeniably fun about a bunch of teens saving the world, and this book definitely fits the bill.  It’s a bit of a mash between The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game, and it works pretty well.  There’s a lovely found family theme flowing through the book,…

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Book Learnin'
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Review: Book Learnin’ – John McNamee

I read and enjoyed the author’s previous collection, Goldilocks and the Infinite Bears, so I was excited to see that a new collection was coming soon.  Unfortunately, this one was a lot less successful for me. While the previous collection dealt with fairy tellings, fables, and other books, this one has the comics arranged as a sort of school with five…

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