Bewitching You
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Review: Bewitching You – Katana Collins

Content warnings: I’m in a Halloween novella mood, and this sweet and sexy Kindle Unlimited option hit the spot. It’s got the ex-boyfriend’s friend trope, half a dozen cats, and plenty of that Halloween atmosphere I was looking for. Kandi Kornne (I know, right?) holds a pumpkin decorating fundraiser every year at her candy store in quaint Maple Grove. This…

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Aurora Blazing
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Review: Aurora Blazing – Jessie Mihalik

Content warnings: I am pretty much ride-or-die for kickass space princesses. Give me a broken relearning-how-to-be-kickass space princess, plus the whole princess/bodyguard dynamic? My love knows no bounds. This was pretty much one of my most anticipated reads for 2019 and I am so happy that it did not disappoint! While this is the second in a series, you could…

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Bloodlust & Bonnets
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Review: Bloodlust & Bonnets – Emily McGovern

Wacky regency vampire queer shenanigans? OK, I’m in. And while this certainly delivers on all of the above, there’s not much else to it. When Lucy – “I’m a spirited young lady flouting the gendered expectations of her time, but in a cute way!” – accidentally murders a vampire, she’s flattered to be invited into a “secret ancient immortal vampire…

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Chilling Effect
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Review: Chilling Effect – Valerie Valdes

After seeing that beautiful cover art and the tag that it was vaguely reminiscent of Firefly and had psychic cats, I made sure I was first on my library’s hold list for this book. While some of it lived up to that promise, on the whole, the book fell short. “You get off this tired-ass rock, for one. Back to the…

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Archangel's Blade
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 2 – Nalini Singh

And I’m back with part two of my mini-reviews for my reread of the Guild Hunter series. In part one, I covered the first three books, all of which involved Elena and Raphael. The next three books star side characters, including three of Raphael’s Seven. So, without further ado, Archangel’s Blade… Look, I don’t really care for Dmitri, and reincarnation…

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Angels' Blood
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Review: Guild Hunter series part 1 – Nalini Singh

I started reading the Guild Hunter series when it first came out in 2009, but promptly fell off the wagon once the kids were born. I had very fond memories of the books I had read, though, so in preparation for the latest book’s release, I decided to bust out my old paperbacks and do a full series reread. Guild…

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Out of the Picture
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Review: Out of the Picture – Tracy Gardner

While I normally review romances, or at least books with a pretty heavy romantic element, I’m taking a slight detour here. When I was in college, I absolutely devoured cozy mystery series, especially anything involving cats or crafts. When I saw that Hallmark was releasing a mystery novel, I was extremely curious. I’m glad I took a chance! This is…

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How to Blow It with a Billionaire
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Review: How to Blow It with a Billionaire – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: As opposed to the first book, which definitely ended on a HFN note, this one feels like an ode to Caspian’s beloved Star Wars, specifically Empire Strikes Back. Caspian’s frozen in the carbonite of his repressed emotions/lack of self worth, while the mostly unseen emperor cackles in the wings, and Arden (and sidekick) have retreated to a place…

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How to Bang a Billionaire
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Review: How to Bang a Billionaire – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: I always say that I’m not particularly a fan of new adult or billionaire romance, but somehow when you combine the two I’m completely enchanted. So when I had the chance to get ARCs of the first two books in the Arden St. Ives series by Alexis Hall (of the quirky and wonderfully horrific The Affair of the…

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Playing House
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Review: Playing House – Ruby Lang

Just like the cover shows, this is a cute and humorous novella about two thirty-something urban planners finding love among NYC architecture. “I think you might be the most driven person I know.” Then, thinking it sounded cold or off-putting somehow, he hastily added, “That’s a compliment, by the way.” After her divorce, Fay has little time for anything other…

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