Thursday, December 25, 2008

Review: Vampire Kristmas


Vampire Kristmas
Donna Michaels
The Wild Rose Press
Dec 3, 2008
ISBN# not assigned
Paranormal Black rosette
Theme: Christmas
eBook ~ 32 pages
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We meet Jeremy Kristmas who gets rudely awoken by his brother after being in stasis for two centuries. Groggy and not really understanding why he was awakened, he comes to terms that he is to 'clean up' his brother’s mess, again! He also does not want to fall in love with another human because he had lost Cordelia.

Then he sees her...a spitting image of Cordelia, but her name is Lynette. And his brother has made a mess of everything. Now it is he that has to try to convince her that he is a good man, er, vampire.

After she lashes out at him, he tells her that he is Jeremy and that the one that hurt her was his twin brother, Jared. But there is someone else that could possibly be his long lost love. But in the end, will someone indeed have a Merry Vampire Kristmas?

Ms. Michaels created a touching story with the back story being short and sweet, just enough to let you know about Jeremy's past with Cordelia. She created a world where the vampires live on an island and seem to have accumulated wealth. But they are down to earth and real. I felt for both Jeremy and Lynette. I know everyone hopes that loves soul will find them one day.

Ruth Schaller
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 25, 2008

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Review: Thief of Hearts


Thief of Hearts
New Concepts Publishing
Copyright 2003
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Short Story
Price: $2.50
Genre: Erotica


"A dark exploration of sensual desires"

First installment of three short stories

From the first person perspective, experience a night of erotic seduction as told in this "Dear Diary" entry.

Imagine waking up to find yourself in the dark…aroused, frightened…and not alone. Imagine endless hours of teasing torment and mindless pleasure. Imagine having no choice in the matter. Every emotion is intensified as the mind and body struggle for control that is methodically stripped away. At the end of your ordeal, you are relieved only to discover that a dark erotic desire has been awakened inside of you – and now your sensual fulfillment is forever at the mercy of the Thief of Hearts.

Kimberly Zant’s THIEF OF HEARTS is an erotic short story that explores the dark desires and psychological conflicts of the capture fantasy. The narrator’s confusion and helplessness is evident as she succumbs to the seduction of her intruder. The "thief" never reveals himself, yet leaves little doubt that he will likely return. Is he real…or is he a dream? I’m still not sure, but I plan to find out. In the meantime, if you’re looking for an erotic short story with an air of quiet mystery, you may want to check out THIEF OF HEARTS.

Reviewer’s note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, bondage, spanking, and forced seduction.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
December 2008

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Review: Thief of Hearts: Stolen



Thief of Hearts 3: Stolen
New Concepts Publishing
December 2003
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Short Story
Price: $2.50
Genre: Paranormal Erotica

"Refreshingly Original and Shamelessly Sexy"

Final installment of three short stories

The THIEF OF HEARTS has one more trick up his sleeve in the final "Dear Diary" entry of this erotic short story series. Kate struggles to comprehend his meaning when her "thief" announces that she isn’t real and their game is over. Desperate to find her dream lover, she decides to take matters into her own hands by easing her way into the local BDSM scene. If her mysterious intruder is real, then perhaps she will find him and convince him that she is real too.

By invitation, Kate visits a bondage club with a scene "regular." Nervous and excited, she scans the club looking for her thief, but by the end of the night she gives up hope of finding her dream lover. She has failed to find her "thief", though he has indeed found her and before the night is over she will find herself once again tied, teased, and completely at his mercy.

THIEF OF HEARTS: STOLEN concludes the darkly erotic series with a unique psychic twist. The "thief" uses astral projection to visit and pleasure his dream woman. His out of body ability results in explosive sexual fulfillment for both him and Kate. At the end of the game they are both left to wonder…what is real and what is illusion? At times this reader wondered as well, and although the ending felt a little rushed and awkward, I found this series to be refreshingly original and shamelessly sexy.

Reviewer’s note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, capture, bondage, dubious consent, anal play, and forced seduction.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
December 2008

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Review: S.E.T.H.


S.E.T.H.
Jaden Sinclair
Midnight Showcase Fiction
November 30, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
E-book:
Price: $5.99
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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S.E.T.H was designed for the military in the hopes that the computer program would become a super military power, he would be the ultimate in military high tech design. Only Seth was learning, he was designed to learn what is true, but he wasn't designed to learn emotions. Seth learned that all on his own. As Seth begins to develop emotions he finds that his strange attraction for Alyna Satara go much further than mere curiosity at this human woman, he finds he has fallen in love with Alyna. Soon, Seth will be free of the machine, free to take a body developed for him. He will then take the woman he knows is destined for him as well. The only problem? Getting her to understand the depth of the love that he feels for her is real. That, and keeping her alive once the military discovers that Seth does have one weakness. Alyna. The military is not about to let their property walk out the door to go live a normal life as a man with the woman he loves. No. They want their property back. At all costs. Even if it means using Seth's twin program against him.

Alyna Satara doesn't have much in life, but she has a life. She also has a friend, albeit a computer chat buddy, it's a friend none the less. Too bad she has no clue who he is in the real world. If she did, Alyna doubts he'd be interested in her, not in the way she is in him anyway. Determined to stay out of her grandmother's home for good, Alyna is working herself to the bone. Until one day she discovers that Seth, her chat buddy, has decided it is time for them to meet in real life. She never expects that Seth is not human, not until she sees the great lengths he will go to in order to escape the military, escape with her. Seth will do whatever is needed to keep Alyna safe, but most important, he will do whatever he needs to in order to keep Alyna. Period. Can a machine love? Once it does, is it possible to have a life? The couple may never find out if the military has anything to say about it, they will use anything they can get their hands on to control Seth, including Alyna.

I really enjoy military action books with a hint of the extraordinary added to the mix. S.E.T.H. won't disappoint you if you do too. It's a departure for Ms. Sinclair, but one that she is able to make. This will be a great new genre and series her. I will look forward to the next book in this series! Not only is S.E.T.H. action packed, it's got a hot love affair that will keep your heart pumping right along with the action.

Reviewed by Stephanie McGrath
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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Review: Mary's Christmas Wish


Mary's Christmas Wish
Wild Rose Press
December 2, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: 12 pages
Price: $1.50
Genre: Paranormal (Fantasy/Futuristic)
Rating: Sweet


Everyone deserves to live long and happy lives. Although for Mary, who is dying, her life wasn't as happy as it could have been. After having a visit from a family member, a stranger dressed as Santa comes to her room and asks if she could go back in time what part of her life would she try to change?

After some thinking that maybe this fella was strange, she decided that before she died she would get her big secret off her shoulders to him. Then maybe she would die peacefully.

So she tells him. Then things start to get a little weird as she learns to forgive herself. And before she knows it her wish has come true.

Ms. Coumans' wrote this story with a lot of feeling. It isn't very overwhelming, it's quite sweet. I think we've all had moments where we wish we could back and try to change something in our pasts. Although we know that it won't happen, maybe whatever was done, would help us learn to forgive ourselves and move forward. At least that's what this book has taught me.

Reviewed by Ruth Schaller
December 2008

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Review: Blood Martyr : Book 5 – Blood Poison



Blood Martyr: Book 5 - Blood Prison
Fionn Jameson
Freya's Bower
November 25, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Chapter Book
Price: $1.75
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
Rating: Sweet
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Tanith is just where the story left her last time. In her club surrounded by werewolves who are about to shift and attack each other. Kieran's pack is going up against Phoenix's pack and the odds don't look good for Kieran from where she is standing. With only an aluminum bat as a weapon she jumps in and fights alongside Kieran.

Jamison is still nowhere to be seen but Mitch has found out something about his disappearance. Of course Jamison is in trouble but what kind this time? A quick phone call that doesn't give her any information leaves Tanith waiting for Mitch to turn up in person to give her the news. What will he tell her when he arrives? Is Jamison dead?

There were only 2 chapters in this new installment and slowly I am beginning to tire of this short book concept. The idea of a few chapters of one story being released now and again was new and interesting at the start but the cliffhanger ending this time annoyed me because yet again I have to wait for the next part to find out what happens next.

On the other hand my annoyance shows how good this story is turning out to be. It has a great main character and an exciting amount of paranormal content. I am hooked. However, not enough of the story is shared in each installment. It makes keeping track of what has happened almost impossible. As soon as you get back into the world that the author has created and remember what happened last time the newest addition is already over.

All in all another great section of the story but please give the reader more. The suspense is keeping me reading but at some point I know I will bore of the shortness of the book sections.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Review: The Sword and the Slave


The Sword and the Slave: Damsels of Distress Book 2
Michelle L. Levigne
New Concepts Publishing
October 2007
ISBN: not assigned
E-book: Long Novella
Price: $3.99
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
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Adon, Chief Physician and son of Prime Minister Naqueron and Adieri, a strong magical healer, are taken by General Istrak, leader of the Parsadi Empire's army, as a peace hostage. A peace hostage is essentially a slave who is fitted with a collar which controls his behavior. Adon is surprised to learn that General Istrak is a beautiful woman and the princess of the empire. General Istrak is L'istra's ceremonial title, and she has fought hard to obtain her status
and feel in control. L'istra and Adon are drawn to each other, but how can a princess and a slave have an equal relationship?

THE SWORD AND THE SLAVE is a wonderful fantasy romance with a very different sort of hero, and a strong but wounded heroine. Adon is a beta hero, but don't think that makes him weak, because he has great inner strength. It is in Adon's nature to seek to heal, and L'istra's
wounded spirit calls to him. L'istra had a traumatic and shattering experience as a young child and has covered her fears well, but the nightmares continue. Slowly, Adon gains L'istra's trust and helps her to heal. Adon is a great hero-- a pleasant change from the usual alpha.

I highly recommend THE SWORD AND THE SLAVE.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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Review: Inherently Sexual: The Runaway



Inherently Sexual: The Runaway
Jaime Samms
Freya’s Bower
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ISBN#: Not Available
Rating: Sweet
Ebook: 23 pages
Price: $1.49
Genre: M/M Romance

After ten years and his father’s death, Miles is finally coming back home. His home and past still haunt him, but he knows that he must face them. In facing his past, he may be able to find his future.


Jaime Samms did an excellent job with such a short story. Each page is filled with deep emotions and vivid descriptions. Miles has been filled with pain for years because of his drunken father, and his uncle who beat him. He still carries the scars from his past, inside and out. All the pain and anger he has carried with him has affected who he is and how he has lived his life. Ms. Samms gave me an in-depth look at Miles and all of his emotional pain. Dillon’s character is not quite as developed, but I could still feel his deep pain and abiding love for Miles.

This story brings to life a very real pain, not over the top, but just as it would be in reality for anyone in this same situation. The reader gets just enough of the past and present, colored with the emotions of each character in each situation, to imagine the rest of the story, including all those years of the past. I highly recommend this very real, very touching story.

Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
December 2008

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Review: I'm A Vampire at War on Halloween



I'M A VAMPIRE AT WAR ON HALLOWEEN
Xtasy Books
2006
ISBN#: not assigned
Rating: 2 Flames
Ebook: 56 pages
Price: $2.09
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal Romance
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Mariutza Tepes, the mother of Vlad Tepes, who is better known asDracula, is incensed at the way the Americans have commercialized Halloween and taken the scary right out of it. Chief among the instigators of this attack on Halloween is Mariutza's daughter-in-law,Tiffany. Tiffany is married to Mariutza's youngest son, Victor, who is the new ambassador for Romania.

To get her point across, Mariutza enlists the aid of her other son Dracula. Unfortunately, his efforts aren't very successful and the vampires break off into two factions: those who want a scary Halloween and those who want it to continue as is. During his first attempt to scare people, Dracula meets a history teacher, Ellen Reinecke, who he has an attraction to.

Ms. Rose adds a short story to her humorous vampire series. While I was happy to see characters from the previous stories, I wish that Ms.Rose had spent more time with Vlad and Ellen. I don't feel that I got a true handle on their characters. However, it was a refreshing change to have a hero and heroine, both being less than physically perfect. If you are looking for an amusing short story to read on a lazy afternoon,give I'M A VAMPIRE AT WAR ON HALLOWEEN a try.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
December 2008

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Review: Hot! Hot! Hot!



Hot, Hot, Hot!
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
New Concepts Publishing
March 2007
ISBN# : not assigned
Rating: Sensual
E-book : Short Story
Price: $2.50
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Crystal Addison has always known she was different, but never knew why since her mother died in childbirth and she was adopted. She "sees" things that normal people do not see, and has taught herself about the supernatural. But, there is still a lot she does not know about. She helps out with the police whenever they have a weird case.

When called to a murder scene, Crystal surveys the room and comes to the conclusion that the murder used pyokinesis, much to the dismay of the cops involved. As she was leaving the scene she noticed a shimmer in the air and felt a crackle in the air. She followed the Shimmer and came face to face with an elemental, Razael. He tells her that he was investigating the scene also and that it is his job, he is kind of a supernatural cop.

Can Crystal trust this stranger who could be the murderer? Will she succumb to the passion she feels when she is around him?

This is a spectacular short story! Stephanie Bedwell-Grime has written a prime example of how to write a short story. The characters are developed, the plot is smooth and does not feel rushed and the conclusion leaves an opening for further books (which I hope that there are more stories to come).

Reviewed by Catherine Smith
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Review: Blind Love


Blind Love
Tamelia Tumlin
Wild Rose Press
August 13, 2008
ISBN#: not assigned
Rating: Sweet
E-book: 23 Pages
Price: $1.50
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
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Blind Love is an incredible story. Dr. Jared Fields finds himself searching for love with no hope. He had a spell cast upon him – he is a human monster by day and at night he is a shape shifter. He rescues a woman from the plane crash. He would like her to stay and be with him, but he knows that if she could see him, she would run screaming. Or so she thinks.

Anna becomes blind after the crash and while Jared takes care of her, she realizes that she loves him no matter what he looks like. He is kind and caring and tells her his sad story.

Tamelia Tumlin spun a great tale of love. The beauty loves the beast --- and brings truth to the old saying ‘Love is Blind’.

Reviewed by: Ruth Schaller
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Review: Elfing Around


Elfing Around
J Morgan
Lyrical Press
December 1, 2008
ISBN# not assigned
E-book ~54 pages
Price: $2.50
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Fantasy
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“Who wants to be on the nice list when you can be so naughty?”

Santa’s elf Essie, is not your typical elf. First off, she is a drop dead gorgeous blonde who most men would drool over. Secondly, she doesn’t build toys; Essie is an apprentice in training, she makes sure the naughty people are still being naughty and the nice people on the list stay nice. Essie has an assignment from Santa; she must keep an eye on the people of Shelton. To keep herself protected Essie has a neat little gadget she can use called the Eub2000 that makes her invisible so she can observe the people. While out on her mission, Essie’s Eub loses its charge and her cloaking device fails. Essie is soon picked up by a cop who thinks she is a whore; he takes her to the local jail where she meets Sheriff Dalton. The Sheriff releases Essie from jail, after all she didn’t do anything wrong, she was falsely accused by the cop. Sheriff Dalton invites Essie to come stay at his place, since she has no family or friends around. Essie is so attracted to Dalton she could not turn down his invitation. However, while Essie is at Dalton’s house she must be on her best behavior, other elves will soon be looking for her. But Essie wants nothing more than to be naughty this Christmas.

Elfing Around is without a doubt one of the best Christmas romances I have read so far. I absolutely love the characters and their snarky sense of humor. I was in tears laughing at some of the stuff that was said. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a little naughty this Christmas.

Reviewed by Beth Senters
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
December 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Review: Blood Martyr Book IV: Blood Wolf


Blood Martyr Book IV: Blood Wolf
by Fionn Jameson
Freya’s Bower
ISBN# not assigned
July 2008
Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Chapter Book
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
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Three nights after taking Jamison's blood Tanith talks to the only person she can about her predicament, a vampire named Cale. Jamison is no where to be found and Tanith is worried about him. Has another vampire found out about her tasting his blood and taken him? Or is he just hiding?

To take her mind off things Tanith goes to her club, Black Masque and soon enough she has other worries. One pack of werewolves are due to visit the club tonight and she finds out that the rival pack are also due a visit.

Tensions rise in this fourth part in the Blood Martyr book. Although a good installment to the book so far these couple of chapters didn't really take us any further into the story but just satisfied the need for more from this interesting series.

Tanith is an extremely likable character and with so many paranormal creatures running about this series shows more promise as it continues. Now the wait is on for Book 5 in this addictive chapter by chapter series.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
November 2008

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Review: Passions


Passions
by Jennifer Cole
Lyrical Press
ISBN-10: not assigned
November 3, 2008
Pages: 129
eBook
Erotic Paranormal
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“vivid descriptions and loaded with passion”

Jana has finally escaped her troubled past, including a brief and abusive relationship. She makes it to a small island, home of Passions Resort. The resort is for adults and Jana is intrigued. She lands a job and quickly begins enjoying her new job and the benefit of living in the luxurious resort.

Tristan and Travis come from another realm and have supernatural abilities. They have been looking for their mate for 5 years and have been to Passions several times, hoping to find her there. When they first lay eyes on Jana, they know that they have finally found her. Now, they must convince her that she belongs to them and ease her into the knowledge that they have supernatural powers and live in another world.

Ms. Cole has written a great book, full of vivid descriptions and loaded with passion. Jana has lived a hard life and deals with many insecurities, but is a strong lady, starting over. Tristan and Travis are sexy and very large alpha males with extraordinary talents. I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading erotic paranormal romance.

Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
November 2008

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Review: Thief of Hearts: The Return


Thief of Hearts 2: The Return
by Kimberly Zant
New Concepts Publishing
May 2003
ISBN: not assigned
Genre: Erotica
Length: Short Story
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“The Thief of Hearts returns for another game of wicked pleasure.”

Second installment of three short stories

In this second “Dear Diary” entry, the narrator ponders the identity of the Thief of Hearts. Was he real…or had she imagined him? To further complicate things, she discovers that upon the return of her boyfriend, she no longer desires him after spending a night with her dream lover. When all is said and done, the inevitable break up comes to pass; however the question still remains…will the Thief of Hearts return?

Days turn to weeks and the narrator’s distress grows as doubt and disappointment settle upon her. Just as despair threatens to claim her, the thief returns. She fears he is nothing more than another fleeting memory in her mind, but soon enough she realizes that he is real. He has returned for another night of wicked pleasure. Now she must once again answer the question…”Do you want to play?”

THE RETURN picks up the story from the first diary entry and turns up the heat another few degrees. Through the eyes of the narrator, readers will puzzle at the mystery of it all while experiencing the frightening thrill of the Thief’s game. Like the sensual teasing of the Thief of Hearts, this second installment is erotic and unpredictable. When the game is over, readers will be left breathless…and eager for more.

Reviewer’s note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, bondage and forced seduction.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
November 2008

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Review: Foretaste of Forever


Foretaste of Forever
by Christina Phillips
The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# not assigned
Release Date: 10/24/2008
Pages: 40
Format: Electronic
Paranormal Category: Erotic Paranormal Witches
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Elyesha is a witch, the last surviving of her powerful line, and she finds her true love in an unexpected form. Her family forbids their love, but she cannot control her feelings. When Ben can handle his feelings of guilt over their love any longer, he severs all ties and disappears from her life. Elyesha vows that she will find him, no matter what, because they belong together forever.

Elyesha finally finds Ben after many years of despair and loneliness. Now she must convince him that they can be together, despite the high cost that will be paid by each of them.

Foretaste of Forever is a short, erotic romance, filled with love, passion, and sadness. Elyesha loves Ben, and has loved him before she even met him. Her vision showed him to her and she feel in love instantly. Her love for him, followed by her grief and loneliness after losing him, was an almost palpable thing. Ben feels the same for her, but he fights their love with everything he is and has. He knows that the cost of their love is too high and he sacrifices his own heart and happiness to avoid paying that price. This fast paced story had me sighing from the passion and love and nearly crying with sorrow for these two soul mates. I enjoyed Foretaste of Forever and look forward to reading more of Christina Phillips’ work.


Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
October 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Review: The Healing Spell


The Healing Spell
by Kiki Howell
Excessica
ISBN# not assigned
Release Date: October 20, 2008
Pages: 31
Format: Electronic
Paranormal Category: Erotic, Witches
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Samantha is a witch; and one that knows herself very well. She is very intelligent, very well researched in Wicca, and has spent a lot of time getting closer to herself and learning what she believes. When a lost soul continues to come near her home, walking near a stream in deep thought, his despair pulls at her, night after night. Finally, she feels that she must help him and approaches him to offer him her deal.

David is an ad executive, who was once very good at his job. Lately, he cannot find his creative side and is exhausted, trying to keep up with his job. When the lovely Samantha approaches him, he cannot resist her. He has never met anyone so in tune with himself or herself. She knows who she is and what she believes in, without a doubt. She offers him a sex spell, which he cannot turn down. When the spell is over, will David be able to walk away and never experience Samantha again?

Kiki Howell wove a story of magic that drew me in on the first page. I was impressed with Samantha and how well she knows herself and her craft. David is like most of us; he has lost his way and does not know who he is or what he wants any longer. Kiki’s use of words and descriptions is indescribable and weaves a kind of magic around the reader. This is my first experience with Kiki Howell, but after reading The Healing Spell, she is now at the top of my to be read list!


Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
October 2008

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Review: Spirit of the Wolf


SPIRIT OF THE WOLF
by Sonia A. Acone
The Wild Rose Press
July 16, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
Rating: Sweet
Rosette: 6 pages
Genre: Paranormal/Shifter
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When Alexi Morgan lost her brother, she also seemed to lose the most important part of herself - her ambition to paint. Her boss tells her that he feels the wolf is her earth spirit and will return someday to guide her through life.

Alexi moves to the forest to regain her artistic spirit. She meets someone who will change her life forever in Jake, her employer. Jake tries to convince her of her ability but she must learn for herself just what she can create.

Meanwhile, in the forest a wolf is searching for.....something.

This novella would be wonderful in a full length book. Alexi is someone I would like to learn more about and the story of how she came to the mountains to work for Jake I'm sure would make great reading. Jake himself is a mystery altogether! …Beautiful descriptions, well written and thought-provoking...


Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
September 2008

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Review: A Love for Eggther


A LOVE FOR EGGTHER
by Lynn Crain
Extasy Books
August 4, 2008
ISBN: not assigned
Flame Rating: 4 Flames
Pages: 46
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Elves
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Angie has a special bond with Eggther. He seems content with his life among the elves, but something appears to be missing. She makes his happiness top priority and she goes off to find what she is looking for. Although Santa looked upon Angie with a frown, he soon realizes that she is right. Eggther is missing something in his life.

Lynn Crain brings us into the cold North Pole, amongst the elves and Santa. But we find another world than the one we all know from being children. Yes, the North Pole is a happy place but the characters are much like us, in how we deal with wanting to help others and in love. I felt pulled in by the good heart of Angie and the sad, lonely Eggther. I give her two thumbs up!


Reviewed by Ruth Schaller
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
September 2008

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Review: The Calhoun Saga


THE CALHOUN SAGA

Confessions of a Confederate: Part I

by Taylor Kincaid

Forbidden Publications

June 2008

ISBN: not assigned

Paranormal Romance

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What goes better with writer's block than a haunted house? Gwen moves into the mansion called Katelyn, even as the owners run out, and from then on things aren't quite as simple.


After moving into Katelyn, Gwen visits the town gossip/historian Abigail who spares no time enlightening Gwen and her aunt to the history of the area and of Katelyn specifically. Steeped in Civil War tragedy, Katelyn lives on.


The Calhoun Saga is an intriguing first piece of a several part series. Well written, I am already anxious for part two to learn more of Katelyn, the mansion and of Gwen, the writer!


Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen

ParaNormal Romance Reviews

August 4, 2008


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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Review: At the Dungeon Master’s Hand

At the Dungeon Master’s Hand
by Jennifer Cole
Lyrical Press
ISBN: not assigned
August 4, 2008
Length: Short
Genre: Erotica/BDSM
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Natalie wanted to be the newest copy editor of the magazine she worked for. So when a big project came up, she took it on willingly, and worked it straight for six weeks. Finally putting the layout to bed, her two best friends decided she needed to walk on the wild side at Le Club d’Esclavage, a BDSM club. There was really only one rule that worried Natalie. When you cross the threshold into Le Club d’Esclavage, it is your desire to participate completely in our manner of play, and such will be expected of you.

Max has had a crush on Natalie for so long; he can hardly believe she came to the club. He has dreamed of taking her in so many ways, and she was finally here. But will Natalie make his dreams come true, or will she walk away?

This story was riveting. I can feel my pupils dilating just thinking about how to describe it. This story taps into the suppressed desires most of us harbor, and gives you a guilt free way to live them. The book is quick paced and erotically action packed. The author must have loved the research that went into this tale, and tapping into her darker side must have been a fascinating experience. I would definitely love to see more from her.

Reviewed by Dawn Epton
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
July 31, 2008

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Review: Gingerbread

GINGERBREAD

By Gabriel Daemon

eXcessica

June 30, 2008

Length: Novella

Category: Paranormal, Fantasy

Heat Level: eXcess 4

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Gingerbread is an erotic retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel’s mother doesn't want them around anymore. She is not really the mothering type. She decides that she needs to take them to another town and just leave them there to fend for themselves. The twins hear her telling their father what she is going to do and decide to figure out a way to find their way home. It takes them longer than they thought it would but they eventually find their way home. Their mother is furious that they came home. The next day they have breakfast with their parents. The twins start to feel dizzy and the next thing they remember is waking up in the middle of a stand of trees. This is the beginning of a harrowing experience for the twins who had only been away from home one other time.


To start I should say that this story has a good bit of sex, some that may not appeal to everyone. This is not your average fairy tale. It was very well put together and descriptive. I was drawn to the twins and their struggles. Everyone knows how the original story ends and they do live happily ever after with a twist. I enjoyed very much how well the story flowed and it didn't feel like a big stretch from the original. I was very impressed with Mr. Daemon’s storytelling capabilities.


Reviewed by Breia Brickey

ParaNormal Romance Reviews

July 16, 2008

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Review: In a Heartbeat

IN A HEARTBEAT

by Aithne Jarretta

The Wild Rose Press

February 2008

Genre: Faerie Rose/Paranormal

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“Short but sweet tale”


While out on a drive, Malik can’t help but think about all the women that have done him wrong in his past. All he wants out of life is someone who is special, someone he can feel connected to. He knows that special someone is out there somewhere, but where can he find her?


Lost in thoughts about his past, suddenly he is dragged back to real time by a flash of lighting and a gut wrenching scream. Malik gets out of the car to see what’s wrong. He finds a beautiful woman standing between the cars beams. He is instantly drawn to her. Could she be the one his heart so desires?


In a Heartbeat by Aithne Jarretta is an excellent short story. You are drawn in from the first page.


Reviewed by Beth Senters
ParaNormal Romance Reviews

February 22, 2008


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Review: Blood Martyr: Book III: Blood Lover


Blood Martyr: Book III: Blood Lover
by Fionn Jameson
Freya’s Bower
ISBN# not assigned
Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Chapter Book
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
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Tanith is a vampire who feeds from men in more ways than one. Blood and sex just seem to go together and she is out for more and more. With a new man just hours after the last she hasn't even had a chance to change the bed covers. The hunger keeps her from throwing her new visitor out.

All talk, Roane keeps reminding her of her best friend Jamison. When he ties her up and blindfolds her she is overwhelmed with need and can't wait to get things going. Little does she know that she is being tricked for the second time that day and this time she has been forced to cross a line that she can't fix. Things will never be the same again for Tanith.

This is only a couple of chapters but it leaves an impression. A feisty and somewhat sultry vampire is the main character here and her hunger seems to be getting her into more and more trouble. Just from this snippet any reader can tell that this is not a stand alone, this is the third chapter in the Blood Martyr chapter book series. However it is such a good piece of work that it will make any paranormal fan who likes strong female characters rush out to get more of this series.

Hot and sexy, this is worth taking a look at, be warned though! This small taste will leave you wanting a full portion.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 21, 2008

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Review: Blood Martyr: Book II: Blood Witch


Blood Martyr: Book II: Blood Witch
by Fionn Jameson
Freya’s Bower
ISBN# not assigned
Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Chapter Book
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
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Tanith wasn't really in much danger but her mortal friend and witch, Jamison, manages to scare Kieran away. Tanith isn't too happy about her friend barging in to her apartment but Jamison brings news of a new vampire hunter in town. He is only after older vampires and he is worried that Tanith is a target. She isn't worried. As a vampire she is ready for anything anyone can throw at her.

Jamison is drunk and he has interrupted her feeding. Tanith goes out on the hunt again and quickly finds a new blood donor. Taking him back to her place she finds her prey to be slightly strange. He is a witch and is willing but something doesn't seem right. Is Tanith making a mistake she will regret later?

This second part in the chapter release of this novel sees Tanith making herself more known as a character. She is hard and strong, if not slightly cocky about it. Maybe this will see her having problems later on in the story. Jamison is a weak character in this installment but it seems he will be back and Kieran also promises a return.

Not as fast paced or deep as the first part of the story, these two chapters are more information based and are obviously leading the story somewhere. It is interesting to read a book part by part. It leaves a lot more to the imagination and the author has written a good story that can be nicely split to leave readers wanting more.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 21, 2008

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Review: Blood Martyr: Book I: Blood Shadows



Blood Martyr: Book I: Blood Shadows
by Fionn Jameson
Freya’s Bower
ISBN#
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Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Chapter Book
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
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Tanith is a dominant vampire picking up men from clubs to satisfy her needs. She loves to have them begging after her although she knows it is only because they are human and weak. Sometimes Tanith gets fed up with the men who plead for more but she needs the blood.

Kieran, her prey for the night isn't as human as she believes. The night starts off as normal but it is soon clear that the man in her bed isn't under her spell like her previous victims. Kieran is playing with her and he has a message to deliver. He wants Tanith to know that picking up men and letting them go isn't a nice thing to do. The men she throws out when she is done with them are left crazy. A friend of his was one of her past conquests and he wants to know if she feels sorry for what she has done?

Fooled, the tables are turned. She is suddenly the one being dominated and the man is the one with all the control. Is she in more trouble than she can handle?

This first part in the chapter by chapter book release makes an impact. Sexy, dark and mysterious, the author has managed to start off the book by giving away just enough information for the reader to understand what is going. She has also left out enough to have people coming back for the next installment. Try the first part - any paranormal romance lover will be back for more and more.


Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
ParaNormal Romance Reviews

June 21, 2008

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Review: Time For Clocks and Demons


Time for Clocks and Demons
By Anthony Stevens
Lyrical Press
June 16, 2008
ISBN# not assigned
Ebook
Erotic Fantasy Anthology

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Time for Clocks and Demons is a trilogy containing very different and unique stories, each one unlike the others. Oh, and did I mention they are VERY hot stories, because they are, reader be warned that this book contains very explicit sexual content, and it’s amazing sex at that! You will be burning up after this.


In the story Clockmaker, we meet the spoiled little rich brat, Claudia. Claudia is about to get a serious lesson in erotic humility by the Clockmaker. He will teach Claudia a lesson not soon forgotten. Her erotic lessons in submission to the Clockmaker will leave you breathless. In the short story called The Weekend, a husband and wife plan a trip to get away from it all. However, hubby has plans all his own for his lovely wife. His wife is going to be his willing slave, and she is going to submit to him and enjoy every strict "lesson", every one of them. This is a highly erotic tale, with stringent rules to play by, very exciting. The final story in this super hot BDSM trilogy is called Three Demon Night. In this tale you will meet a newly married couple who are about to get a wedding present they will never forget. A Djinn will whisk the couple away for a sexual romp neither will forget anytime soon. This story is full of all sorts of sexual surprises and both are left fully sated after and ready to start their married life together.


Anthony Stevens has the ability to write very different material, this book contains three very unique stories and each is totally enjoyable. I am sure that the future holds equally unique works to come from this author and his BDSM Scenes are not soon forgotten. It's highly erotic and sexually charged, containing sexual content not for the "faint of heart", it's a lesson in mastery and submission. If you are a lover of BDSM erotica, you will love this trilogy. It is extreme in some sections, beyond heated, and I highly enjoyed every second of it.


Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 21, 2008

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Review: Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack
Leighann Phoenix
eXcessica

June 1, 2008

ISBN#
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EBook
Heat Level: eXcess 4

Paranormal/Shifter
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Working for a scummy boss in a sleazy bar was not all it’s cracked up to be. Aislinn could complain, but she needed the job and the money it brought. She had a past she was running from and nowhere to run to, until she met Cullen. Cullen was a werewolf not to be trifled with. Cullen is drawn to Aislinn in a way that neither one could believe was possible. When he realized that he wanted Aislinn, he knew no one could stop him from having what he wanted. Struggles within his pack and with Aislinn's past threaten their new found relationship. They realize that they are stronger together than apart and they will fight to get what they both want.


This is a wonderfully written and descriptive story. There isn’t a shortage of action in this story. The love scenes are just as nice as the action and I enjoyed every minute of it. This story shows me that supernatural or not, everyone has things to work out in their family. Most of the characters are loveable and the ones that aren’t, you love to hate. I found this story flowed very nicely. My only regret is that I want more from Cullen’s pack. There are stories there waiting to be told and I look forward to hearing more from Leighann Phoenix. I hope to read more on this pack.


Reviewed by Breia Brickey

ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 16, 2008


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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Review: TailWind


TailWind
Charlotte Boyett-Compo
New Concepts Publishing
ISBN: not assigned
May 2006
Ebook
Futuristic Romance
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Ever since Blaez Dolan managed to escape Lupinia—the planet of his birth—he has pretty much done whatever he wanted to. See, Blaez is a werewolf and there aren’t many who can stand against him. Well, not and live to talk about it anyway. So, after he “takes care” of the bounty hunter sent against him, he refuels his ship and puts this little dirtwater planet behind him. When he hits a bit of turbulence, he is shocked to find a stowaway aboard. No one would ever choose to travel with him.

Rozenn Quinlan finally managed to escape from the convent of Galbrath and has managed to get to this planet by stowing away on various ships. She didn’t realize the ship she managed to hide on this time belonged to a werewolf. Even so, it doesn’t daunt her. After life in Galbrath, not much will anymore.

When the two of them end up stranded on a really weird, dark planet, they do what they have to do to survive. They stay on the ship and Blaez finds his protective instincts brought to the fore when it comes to Rozenn.

Will they be able to leave the planet? Is there redemption to be found for Blaez? Is there a chance for the two of them?

TAILWIND is an exceptional short story full of emotion. Once again, Charlotte Boyett-Compo pulls us in from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very last page. As with most of Charlotte Boyett-Compo’s books, we have a hero forced to endure more than anyone should have to go through. Our heroine as well has not lived an easy life. And we get to watch as the heroine not only tames the hero, but brings acceptance into his life. Even though a short story, it packs a powerful punch.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 8, 2008

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Review: Angelic Desires



Angelic Desires
by Stephani Hecht
Extasy Books
Fantasy Games Line
ISBN# not assigned
Ebook ~Pages: 29
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Genre: Paranormal, Erotic/Light BDSM
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This is the prequel to Angel Warriors.


Appolion is an angel with a bounty on his head and Cadean is the hunter that must bring him in. Cadean is a bounty hunter who has never failed at doing her job. Appolion is a son and an exiled angel who has no intention of ever returning to the place where he was raised. All of her training goes out the window once she has him tied to a chair. She decides it is time that she has some fun of her own for a change. The question is what will that fun cost her?


This was a very well written and descriptive book. I would have liked for the story to be longer, but the length just made me hungry for the next installment of this delicious story. There is light BDSM but that just sets the mood for a very hot encounter. I thoroughly enjoyed the tone of the story and it flowed very smoothly. This was a very entertaining story.



Reviewed by Breia Brickey
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 8, 2008

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Review: I Command You

I Command You
By Megan Ziese
New Concepts Publishing
March 19, 2008
ISBN# not assigned
Ebook
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
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Hot! Hot! Hot! Call the firefighters, call 911!

“YOUR DESIRES WILL EITHER SET YOU FREE OR CONSUME YOU”

Sherry was an overworked single girl who wanted a relationship, yet didn’t know how to fit it into her lifestyle. She worked day and night; never took time for friends, let alone the long process of finding someone to date. She didn’t feel she had the time to get to know someone and play the courting game. She was a clean-cut, girl next door type and knew nothing at all about the underground darker side of sex.

Until her friend, Beth, shared her experiences with Sherry. Now Sherry was staring at the card, contemplating completing the profile that could relieve some of her stress and set her on the path to a new relationship. Hit send. Done.

“I Command You” stares at Sherry from the email screen. She soon finds herself in a game that takes her mind to the ends of the earth, away from work, home, age, life itself. But will she succeed…will she complete the game…?

I loved this book. There are surprisingly few characters. You get to know Sherry as the author draws you into her emotional turmoil. You only meet Beth through references to conversations. A few co-workers pop in and out through short work related conversations. And her mystery character is finally revealed at the end as Sherry meets this person she has been fantasizing about nearly every minute of the day.

Ms. Ziese expertly writes the sex scenes so that you better have a fan and some ice cold tea sitting nearby. She touches on the fantasies that women have and allows the reader to experience for herself the question of whether she would step out and do the same as Sherry. This is a quick and easy read, read it in a couple of hours. You should run…get this book and take time to enjoy Sherry’s adventures. You won’t regret it!

Oh…I hear the fire trucks coming.


Reviewed by Jan Crow
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
June 7, 2008


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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Review: Beauty Ravished

Beauty Ravished
By Celeste Anwar
New Concepts Publishing
ISBN: not assigned
April 2008
Paranormal Romance/Shifter
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Cherry Roman has been laid off and couldn’t really afford a vacation, but god, did she need one. When she had a job, she didn’t take one because she thought she couldn’t take the time off, and now that she isn’t working, she really can’t afford one. But when her best friend Sherri couldn’t go to the exclusive resort she had been invited to, she let Cherry go in her stead.

Nigel Francoeur couldn’t believe it when the little human walked into his resort. How was he going to protect her from the big bad wolves roaming all over the island? But when the other wolves spy her in a window, she has to join the hunt. Will Nigel be able to claim her as a mate, or will she be killed in the frenzy of mating wolves?

This short story was interesting and compelling. I am immensely pleased by the imagery the author used to describe the island and the feelings of the main characters. You can feel your own fight or flight response come to the fore in your own mind during the read. You practically have to wave away the smoke from the fire between the two characters. A very erotic story and wonderfully written.

Reviewed by Dawn Epton
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
May 31, 2008

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Review: Interplanetary Passion


Interplanetary Passion

By Jaden Sinclair

May 25, 2008

ISSN 1555-5488 Vol. 58-19SE

Midnight Showcase Fiction

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By the year of 3404 Pluto and Earth have a highly developed and mutually beneficial treaty agreement with each other. Many of Pluto's fine products are highly sought by Earth and Pluto is in need of females as they produce a high number of male's among their population. Jovan Maki loves his vineyard on his home world of Pluto, and his wine is one of those highly sought products on Earth. As a full blooded Plutoan male in the 35th Century he is hopeful of finding his mate one day, a mate that will complete him and bring his body to life. The incredibly big and gorgeous males of Pluto are destined only for their true mate and when they find the woman for them, there is no stopping their nature. When Jovan meets Nichelle, he knows he will never be the same, and embraces his new future. Once found, is it possible to convince the beautiful and young Nichelle that she will be happy with him, and that he will take care of her and protect her with his very life if need be? For Nichelle is stuck under the heavy hand of her cruel father and Jovan vows he will do whatever it takes to take care of the small beauty that has become the center of his world.


Nichelle Fender is from Earth and according to the agreement between Earth and Pluto, she must make herself available for the “Joining Test” on Pluto or face losing her college scholarship. College is the only way out of her father's dictatorial control over her life. However, his cruel intentions for her are even beyond Nichelle's comprehension. While Nichelle dreams of finishing her schooling, she knows she must participate in the testing process and visit Pluto. Going behind her father's back, Nichelle is uncertain what awaits her on the distant planet as the test is a highly kept secret, and she is fearful of what it will entail. Soon Nichelle finds her destiny was awaiting her on Pluto, and she never could have imagined that handsome Jovan Maki would discover her as his bride. Fearing this is the end of her only chance at freedom and fearing the horrible repercussions her father is capable of, Nichelle worries her life will change and never be hers to control. However, Jovan is so hard to resist. The tall, strong male is simply too gorgeous and caring to ignore as the chemistry between them explodes into passion. But, how long does she have until her sadistic father finds her and drags her back to Earth? She knows he will not be denied his control over his daughter, and she fears for her safety and happiness. Can Jovan really protect her from a man that is willing to go to any length to see his own sick desires come into reality? Little does Nichelle know she's already been sold to the highest bidder and that evil man will not be denied what he sees as his property, bought and paid for in full, to use and abuse as he sees fit. Can they have a life together or will it be destroyed when her father finds her as she is sure will happen?


I am a huge fan of Jaden Sinclair, she is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. This is just another example of how fantastic she is! I am not usually a lover of Sci Fi, but Jovan Maki is too hard to resist, he's simply wonderful and Nichelle is a very special woman, these characters are so vibrant. Ms. Sinclair can create a drop dead sexy Alpha male that will make your heart beat faster, faster and faster still. I was entranced and couldn't put it down. I highly recommend all of Ms. Sinclair's books as wonderful reads and Interplanetary Passion is by no means an exception. You will not be disappointed with this one, it's hot, fast paced and exciting. To say I laughed and I cried is an understatement, it was great. Ms. Sinclair has done it again. Bravo!


Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath

for ParaNormal Romance Reviews


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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Review: Demon's Torment



Demon's Torment

By Rachel D. Thompson

March 20, 2008

ISBN: not assigned

Forbidden Publications

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Ally has horrible dreams. She sees women ending their lives, and it's driving her insane. All these women share one thing in common, a demon haunts their thoughts, and they are sure that they are threatened with eternal damnation if they succumb to the deep and sensual voice inside their minds. A deep and male voice telling them they belong to him and him alone. A voice telling them he will love them forever, urging them not to die, urging them to come to him, for he loves them beyond anything in this world or the next. They belong to him. Their fear drives them to desperation and that desperation pushes them to seek their own deaths. Ally tries to figure out why she is having these dreams, but more importantly, why she feels these are not simply just dreams. Ally doesn't just see the women in her dreams she is the women in her dreams. In a tragic twist of fate, Ally goes home to her parents and unwittingly closer to Daemon, sensual, beautiful, demonic Daemon. She is the one the demon wants and the one that will have to make a choice to accept the demon inside of him, choose a life with a “normal man” or choose death. But, what is normal? Is there normal? Could she live with normal, or will she even get a chance to find out?


Daemon has longed for her, loved her. Lifetime upon lifetimes, he has tried to convey his love to her mind, his deepest desires. He has tried to reach the woman's heart, mind and soul linked eternally to his. The one soul and woman he seeks. The one woman that belongs to him, and him alone. Heart and soul, she is his, if only she would accept him, not fear him. For Daemon, he can no longer go on witnessing the death of his love over and over. In this life he must convince her that she is meant for him or seek eternal rest, for he cannot witness her death again, it is too much to bear and so is purgatory. There is more that threatens Ally though, threatens her very life. Daemon must not only try to reach Ally's heart, he must protect her as well. Daemon may never have a chance to know the fruits of true love if mysterious forces are not stopped. He must do this before they take his precious Ally from this life.


Ms. Thompson's first novel is sure to be one of many. She created a demon who is sensual and yet compelling, he's capable of evil and sins and yet also capable of true love. The chemistry between the two draws the reader into their world. This is sure to please those looking for a light sensual content with dark undertones. Congratulations go out to Ms. Thompson on her first release!


Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath

for ParaNormal Romance Reviews

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