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The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 6)
The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Bk 6)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2009


This is my favorite book in the series so far. I had a hard time putting it down. It really delves into Anita's personal life and her relationships with both Richard and Jean-Claude. I'm also a fan of romance books, so I enjoyed the steamy scenes. I can't wait to start the next book!


The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, Bk 2)
The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, Bk 2)
Author: Joey W. Hill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/16/2009
Helpful Score: 5


This is the second book in Joey Hill's Vampire Queen series. I enjoyed the first book very much, but the second one is even more intense and enthralling. I usually prefer lighthearted quick-read paranormal romance books, but this story is so moving that I couldn't put it down. It's filled with love, pain, and devotion and moved me to near tears at points. Of course being an erotic vampire story it also has plenty of violence and a plethora of sizzling sex scenes that left me breathless. It's certainly not for the easily offended or faint of heart. It was perfect for me though, and I give it an A+!


Raziel (Fallen, Bk 1)
Raziel (Fallen, Bk 1)
Author: Kristina Douglas
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/5/2011
Helpful Score: 4


RAZIEL is the first book in Kristin Douglas' debut series, The Fallen. The Fallen are a group of angels long ago cast out of heaven and now living in the hidden world of Sheol. They have been cursed to drink human blood, outlive their mates and never bear children. Their only job is to escort the souls of the dead to their destiny. As one of the original Fallen, Raziel has grown tired of watching the women he loves die and has sworn them off. When he realizes one of the souls he was sent to ferry is heading to hell, he pulls her back from her fate. Now he's in trouble with Uriel, the only archangel who hasn't fallen, and his growing feeling for the human are becoming impossible to ignore.

Everything was going just fine in Allie Watson's life, until she steps in front of a bus and meets her untimely demise. Then a gorgeous stranger shows up to take her to the afterlife and things really start to get strange. Instead of enduring the flames of hell like she was supposed to, she instead ends up in a strange land with blood-sucking angels who question her presence and evil monsters trying to attack. The only thing that makes it bearable is Raziel, the angle that saved her. All she wants to do is ignore the heat building between them and go back home, but with no way to return and a war building in Sheol, Allie's future I is anything but certain.

With RAZIEL Kristina Douglas has created a new world of sensuality and danger. The back-story is well laid out as it should be in first book of a new series. It is clear nearly from the start who the Fallen are, how they ended up cursed in a hidden world, and who their enemies are. In fact, I found the back-story so interesting that I hope one day Douglas will write a prequel. The book does seem a little slow moving at first, but I think it was necessary to set the background. As the relationship between Raziel and Allie builds and the war with their enemies comes to a head, the story definitely picks up in pace. Hot sex and intense fighting scenes kept me turning the pages until the end. Douglas also created an intriguing cast of secondary characters that left me wanting to know more about them. Luckily the overall story has enough lose ends that we are practically guaranteed several more installments in this captivating new series.


Sleeping With the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Bk 1)
Sleeping With the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Bk 1)
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/15/2009
Helpful Score: 2


I love MaryJanice Davidson, and this book kept right with what I've come to expect from her. Fast paced, funny, naughty, and a just a little bit crude...what else could you ask for? I could definitely relate to the far-from-perfect characters, and read the whole book in one day. I can't wait to read the next one!


Twenties Girl
Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/21/2009
Helpful Score: 8


I have read all of Sophie Kinsella's books and this was my favorite! The story is very original. There are several interesting things happening at once during the book, which made it hold my attention. I read the entire second half of the book in one sitting!


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