Paranormal Romance: a sub-genre that focuses on romance and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending together themes from the genres of traditional fantasy, science fiction, or horror. Common hallmarks are romantic relationships between humans and vampires, shape shifters, ghosts, and other entities of a fantastic or otherworldly nature and can also include characters with psychic abilities.

Addict: (v) to habituate or abandon oneself to something compulsively or obsessively (see above)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today's Relapses: Tuesday 05/31/2011

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
ISBN-10: 0061456799

Once she was a soldier for the Light, the prophesied savior who would decide the outcome of the eternal conflict raging unseen in the dark corners of her glittering hometown. Now Joanna Archer is just another mortal—still born of an impossible union of Shadow and Light . . . still hunted by both—and carrying the unborn child of a lover held captive by a depraved demon goddess. Joining forces with a band of rogue Shadow agents, Joanna's ready to storm the stronghold of her demonic foe, risking everything to enter this ghastly, godforsaken realm where the price of admission is her eternal soul. Because in a world that has stripped her of her power, identity, and fortune, Joanna has nothing left to lose—except her baby, her future, and the epic war poised to consume the city.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0425242099

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.
Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.
Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...
A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN-10: 1439176051

An online game of cat and mouse leads a Paladin warrior on a deadly rescue mission to claim the irresistible lover who should be his greatest enemy.D.J. Clayborne has finally met his match. After weeks of playing cyber tag, a mysterious hacker bests D.J. at his own game. His nemesis downloads a top-secret history of the Paladins, forcing him to go on the hunt. The trail leads D.J. straight to Regina Morrison, a woman who is as sexy as she is talented in the cyber world.Reggie has been working around the clock to stop a legendary computer hacker from accessing her clients’ files, but the last thing she expects is to have D.J. show up at her door. Or that he’s even hotter than his evasive avatar. Soon they’re flirting with a dangerous line between duty and desire.Now, Reggie’s investigation gets her kidnapped by the Others and forced across the hostile energy barrier into an alien world. And it’s up to D.J. to track down the captivating woman whose ability to break through his firewalls is also breaking through to his warrior’s heart.

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition
ISBN-10: 0061986399

Idle hands are the Devil's workshop...
Temptation and seduction are the tricks of the Devil's trade, and when offered the chance to regain his wings by playing guardian angel, he's hell-bent on doing things his way...
Faith McFarland is in need of a miracle. So desperate to save her sick child, she's willing to make a deal with the Devil: steal a ring worn by Finn Payne, the bad-boy rockstar who long ago sold his soul for rock 'n roll. Temptation and seduction become necessary evils, yet Faith's salvation means Finn's damnation . . . because the ring is all that stands between him and Hell. Falling in love was never part of the bargain, but now that they've tasted heaven in each other's arms, can they convince the Devil to give up his due?

Blood of the Wicked by Karina Cooper

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition
ISBN-10: 0062046853
When the world went straight to hell, humanity needed a scapegoat to judge, to blame . . . to burn.As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she's been found in a New Seattle strip club—by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in the cause: trawling the fringes of society for the murderous witches who threaten what's left of the world. Forced into a twisting web of half-truths and lies, he has to stay close to the most sensuous and electrifying woman he has ever seen and manipulate her into leading him to the witch he has to kill: her brother. Silas doesn't know that Jessie's his enemy, only that he wants her, needs her, even as he lies to her . . . and must protect her until his final breath.




Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition
ISBN-10: 0446563870
TEMPT THE DARKNESSStrong-willed and independent, Paisley Nichols is used to taking care of herself. But when an insane mage begins tracking her every move and threatening her at every turn, she has no choice but to put her life in the hands of a demon.RISK THE PASSIONBurned by betrayal, demon assassin Iskander won't get too close to anyone. He spends his days serving his warlord and his nights indulging in carnal pleasures . . . and that's exactly how he likes it. But when a mage wages a wrenching psychic assault on his beautiful tenant Paisley, Iskander must defend her. Under his protection, she will be drawn irresistibly into his life and learn about her own mysterious powers. And not a moment too soon. The mage haunting her isn't acting alone-and he won't rest until he destroys both Paisley and Iskander.


Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pocket; Original edition
ISBN-10: 143919193X
Once the Fallen’s fearless ruler, a grieving Azazel must find the legendary siren meant to take his lost lover’s place . . . and kill her.He’s a devil of an angel.Azazel should have extinguished the deadly Lilith when he had the chance. Now, faced with a prophecy that will force him to betray the memory of his one true love and wed the Demon Queen, he cannot end her life until she leads him to Lucifer. Finding the First is the Fallen’s only hope for protecting mankind from Uriel’s destruction, but Azazel knows that ignoring his simmering desire for the Lilith will be almost as impossible.She’s an angel of a demon.Rachel Fitzpatrick wonders how Azazel could confuse her with an evil seductress. She’s never even been interested in sex! At least not before she set eyes on her breathtaking captor. And now she can’t think about anything else—besides escape.Angels and demons don’t mix.Rachel stirs a carnal need in Azazel that he never thought he’d feel again. Falling for a demon—even if she has no idea she’s the Lilith—means surrendering his very soul. But if he lets her go, he risks abandoning his heart, his dangerous lover, and possibly all of humanity, to Uriel’s deadly wrath.


Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition
ISBN-10: 0061894591
Has this immortal finally met her match?Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There's an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina's life mate.Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He's completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions. Can Drina, with a little matchmaking help from their teen charge, tempt this reluctant vampire to take a chance?Or will a dangerous, unseen renegade kill Drina and Harper's one chance at happiness?



Changeling Moon by Dani Harper  

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Brava; 1 edition
ISBN-10: 075826514X
He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything--until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf's vicious attack. As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside.  With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw... and ultimate evil.


The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Orbit
June 1st, 2011
ISBN-10: 0316043818
I have two choices. Carve Brude's name into Hell's bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he's slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN-10: 1402245521
It's a matter of pride...
Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she's working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places... and a matter of pleasure...
Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she's sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he's the perfect hero...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cover of the Week: Envy by J.R. Ward

Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3)

Fallen Angels #3
September 6th, 2011
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As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father—while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers...to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Guest Review: Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Deep Kiss of Winter (Includes: Immortals After Dark, #8; Alien Huntress, #5)Deep Kiss of Winter 
by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Pocket
ISBN 1439159661

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time . . . and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela—the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can’t be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Can they conquer an agony of frustration and slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR GENA SHOWALTER puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted . . . and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.
With only skin-to-skin contact, Aleaha Love can change her appearance, assume any identity. Now she’s an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she is held captive when dangerously seductive Breean, a golden-skinned, iron-willed commander, threatens her new life—and for the first time, Aleaha wants only to be herself.

4 Loveys

This novel is perfect for the reader who enjoys a few medium-length stories in one book. The first story, by Kresley Cole, will leave the reader excited and feeling as if she/he really knows the characters well. The characters are both "spit-fires" whose conflicting personalities and ideologies will keep the reader interested. The culmination of the novel doesn't fall flat, but leaves the reader dying to read the rest of the novel. The story is fast-paced and the supporting characters help pull the novel together. The reader will admire Daniela's determination and sincerity, while ogling the love interest, Murdoch, who the author describes in aching detail and fits Murdoch with a "devil may care" attitude. The love scenes are explicit and detailed. The ending is fulfilling and will leave the reader with a surety that he/she needs to obtain more of Kresley Cole's books.

The second portion of the book is no less satisfying. Aleaha is a strong character who is portrayed as a team fighter, Breean is handsome, a fighter, and just as hard-headed. What else could happen expect sparks flying between the two? The author's choice of utilizing aliens as both main and supporting characters will serve to interest the reader further in the novel. The novel is a very quick-read, the reader will easily finish in one sitting. The novel has several twists to it, the plot is intriguing, the characters will become friends to the reader, and the love scenes leave nothing to the imagination. The dialogue between the main characters is, at times, a light banter or firm and unyielding. The ending is a slight surprise, but just as good as the reader will have hoped.

This novel is terrific for any adult reader who enjoys a little alien/Ice Maiden mixed into an exciting romance.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

The Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Page Turners. It will take place from May 25th to 31st.

Welcome lovies to stop 86, you still have over 200 blogs to visit! =)
For the summer giveaway hop I am giving away one of these fabulous paranormal romances (or one amazing urban fantasy) from The Book Depository that is being released this month, winner's choice.



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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cover Reveal: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Another one to add to the bag of sexy Paul Marron covers!

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12)

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)
Kresley Cole
January 10, 2011
From the humblest of beginnings a millennia ago, Lothaire the Enemy of Old rose to power, becoming the most feared and evil vampire in the immortal world. Driven by his past, he will not rest until he captures the vampire Horde’s crown for himself. The discovery of his Bride, the female meant only for him, threatens to derail his plot.
                                                                                  Elizabeth Peirce is a mere mortal, a glaring vulnerability for a male with so many blood foes bent on annihilating anything he desires. Yet soon he discovers his Bride’s secret. A magnificent power dwells inside the fragile human, one that will aid his quest. But to possess that power, he will have to destroy her. Will Lothaire succumb to the torments of his past, or seize a future with her?

Cover Reveal: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Lara unvieled her cover this morning on FaceBook!

Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10)

Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed #10)
by Lara Adrian
Release: January 24, 2012
Chase, A.K.A. Harvard's book!



Today's Relapses: Tuesday 05/24/2011

Zombies Sold Separately by Cheyenne McCray
A Night Tracker Novel
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; First Edition edition
ISBN-10: 0312946430
Nyx hates Zombies. Seriously. Hates. Zombies. Ever since she was a youngling, she’s been haunted by them. And even though she’s a big girl now—a half-human, half-Drow private eye, to be precise—Nyx bristles at the mere thought of the walking dead.
Meanwhile, the corpses of humans and paranorms alike are turning up all over New York City. Now it’s up to Nyx to find out who—or what—is behind this series of horrific attacks. But it’s only a matter of time before Nyx is drawn deeper into her darkest fears…and her worst nightmare about meeting a real, flesh-and-blood-hungry, body-snatching Zombie comes blindingly to life. Or death…

The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason
Books of The Regency Draculia
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira; Original edition
ISBN-10: 077832995X
Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother's war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.
Her first searing encounter with Giordan seals their fierce connection for their eternal lives. But Giordan's vow to help Narcise escape her brother's rule is followed by a betrayal more agonizing than sunlight.
Wounded but determined, Narcise ensnares vampire hunter Chas Woodmore in her quest for revenge and to reclaim her life. He wants her, worships her, will kill for her. And the Dracule never forget a wrong— nor do they forgive.


Sinful Magic by Jennifer Lyon
A Wing Slayer Novel
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books;
ISBN-10: 0345520084
Roxanne “Roxy” Banfield refuses to be like her mother, a fertility witch who uses sex as nothing more than a magical weapon. Roxy rejects that life and is determined to become mortal to pursue her dream of real love and a family. All she has to do is avoid meeting the one man whose sensuality can release her powers. But steering clear of this magnetic stranger is easier said than done.
Wing Slayer Hunter Kieran “Key” DeMicca channels the dark violence that lives inside him into a popular comic book series about an ancient dragon named Dyfyr, but only Key knows that Dyfyr is real. Lately he finds himself drawing images of a young woman in peril, and assumes that she’s just a product of his imagination—until he meets Roxy. Struck by her beauty and her resemblance to his sketches, he feels compelled to protect her. As steamy magic, lethal danger, and timeless love collide, Roxy must become what she swore she would never be—and awake a part of Key that will threaten to destroy them both.
 
 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cover of the Week: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Oh December, why must thou be so fareth away?

Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2)

Lords of Deliverence #2
December 1, 2011
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancĂ© wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.

Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cover Reveal: Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Ecstasy Untamed (Feral Warriors, #6)

I just noticed this over the weekend on GoodReads and squeed a bit. LoL I'm anxiously, and non too patiently, awaiting Hawke's book and the unveiling of the new fox shifter!

Feral Warriors #6
October 25, 2011
Suffering from the effects of the spirit trap, Hawke's life goes from bad to worse when the new fox shifter finally arrives at Feral House, his intended mate on his arm, and Hawke finds himself falling hard and fast for the woman destined to be his new Feral brother’s wife.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Cover of the Week - May 9th, 2011

I loved last weeks cover so much I had to go with the second novel in the series for this week. And this cover is even better I think! 

The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons (Light Dragons, #2)

The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons (Light Dragons #2)
by Katie MacAlister
Even an ancient dragon can learn how to multitask… 
Ysolde de Bouchier is a woman beset with trials. The dragon part of her buried deep for centuries is still making itself known, but in ways that just don’t make sense. She’s continuing to have visions, but now they involve events she wasn’t present to witness. 
As if that isn’t enough, she’s caught up in a tangled web of plans that seem to grow more complex each day. Not only does she have to work out peace between her Light Dragon mate Baltic and the weyr, she also has to free his friend, convince an archimage to lift the spell controlling her magic, figure out what it is that the First Dragon expects her to do, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, and once and for all clear Baltic’s name of murder charges that continue to plague him. 
No one told Ysolde that dragon love would be so hard…



Just a quick note: There aren't any new paranormal releases for tomorrow (Tuesday 05/10) and I have a lot going on this week so you may hear some crickets chirpin' around here. I apologize and will hopefully get things rollin' again soon! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

REVIEWER WANTED!

Hello my lovely addicts!
I am looking for a guest reviewer or two to help with this pile of review requests that I have and to post reviews of their own reads as well. 


Here is what I am looking for:
  • Someone who has a love for Paranormal Romance 
  • Someone who can contribute a review at least once a month
  • Someone who can write an honest review saying why they liked/didn't like a book w/o bashing the author
  • Someone with good grammar skills


As those who follow my reviews here know that this blog is dedicated to Paranormal Romance and/or closely related genres. I like to keep them short at PRA, if you prefer longer reviews that is fine though, but I would prefer to keep with the style here. As to spoilers, I am okay with a reviewer giving small spoilers as long as they are clearly marked as such. 
I would also prefer someone who doesn't have their own book blog or plans on starting one soon but if you are able to contribute regularly here and run your own blog at the same time without problems that would be fine. 
99.9% of the review request that I receive are in digital format, so if you would like to review these books you will need to have an ereader device or app. I would like these reviews to be completed within a week of receiving. Also, a lot of the review requests I receive are from self-published or small publisher authors so you will have to be okay with that. =) If you would like to post your personally reads instead of review request please notate it in the comments section of the request form below. You do not have to be a professional reviewer, Lord know's I'm not! LoL You just need a love of reading. =)

Okay, I think that's it. If you are interested please just fill out the form below. Thank you so much and I appreciate everyone's time! 


Monthly Giveaway - The Fallen: Raziel by Kristina Douglas


ParanormalRomanceAddict



The Addict's May monthly giveaway is for a copy of Kristina Douglas's The Fallen: Raziel
This a personal copy of mine that was gently read one time and looks new.

The Fallen: Raziel (The Fallen, #1)
She was just an ordinary mortal . . .
“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she’s surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don’t want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven.

. . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined.
Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel’s orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom’s shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen’s only salvation.


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The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on May 31st, 2011. A winner will then be selected using random.org and announced the following month.


Friday, May 6, 2011

April's Monthly Giveaway Winner!



April's Monthly Giveaway winner for Kresley Cole's Dreams of a Dark Warrior is.....

Erinberry

Congratulations! I will be sending you an email notification shortly, please make sure to respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. 
*Winner was chosen using random.org.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Winner of the Adrian Phoenix character interview!


The winner from the interview & giveaway with Adrian Phoenix and her Maker's Song characters is....

DEBBIE 
Who said:
VON! *tackles and squishes* I am so glad your here! I just love you! You rock! Great interview by the way! *smiles and bats eyelashes at Von*

Congratulations!!!!!

Debbie, I will send you a notification email shortly. Just make sure to respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
*Winner was chosen using random.org  




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NR: Twilight Prophecy by Maggie Shayne

Twilight ProphecyTwilight Prophecy 
Wings in the Night #17
by Maggie Shayne
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2011 by Mira 
ISBN 0778329801
Courtesy of NetGalley
According to ancient prophecy, there's only one chance to avert the complete annihilation of the Undead. Twins James William and Brigit Poe, part human, part vampire, believe that they are that chance. In truth, the key lies with the reclusive—and mortal—scholar Lucy Lanfair.As Armageddon approaches, antivampire sentiment fuels a war neither side can win, driving James to abandon his moral code and draw Lucy into a deadly battle she wants no part of.But Lucy soon realizes that she holds this powerful immortal's soul in her hands and that it's her destiny not only to stop a war but to save him from his inner darkness. If she fails, his race will die—and so will her heart. Is the power of love strong enough to save the world?

4 Loveys


Twilight Prophecy is a sensational addition to an already outstanding series!

The novel centers on one of Amber Lily’s (now full-grown) twins, James a.k.a. J.W. Both James and Bridget are one quarter human and three quarters vampire, and they are very similar to the yin yang, one good one bad, one the healer and the other the destroyer. But appearances can be deceiving. 

It’s a race against time with an apocalypse looming and the vampire race on the brink of extinction. James takes up the mantle as healer and savior, throwing away his beliefs and risking the one woman he loves to save all.

Shayne keeps to the overall series arc in Twilight Prophecy with DPI, a secret government agency, out to destroy all vampires. We meet both new and old characters throughout the story and it’s been a long while since I’ve read this series but it took me no time to get back into the plot though I had to think back and place some of the characters.
The pace did drag a lot but Shayne blends history, myths and imagination for an interesting mix and a wonderful story. There is romantic tension that keeps your heart tied up in knots and the characters are intriguing.
The ending was tied up nicely for the couple but left threads hanging for the continuation of the series. The cliffhanger was well written, and didn’t leave me frustrated but still anticipating the next novel.

Full of romance, suspense, mystery, action and lots of drama Twilight Prophecy was a great read! It also can be read as a stand-alone but is so much better with the rest of the series. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Today's Relapses 03/03/11

Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Signet (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451233492
ISBN-13: 978-0451233493
Rafferty Powell has resolved to destroy his hated arch-nemesis, Magnus Montmorency. The pair have exchanged challenge coins, and their next battle will be their last. But Rafferty never expected to meet a woman whose desire for Magnus's end matches his own-and whose soul sparks the firestorm within him...
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Signet (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451233441
ISBN-13: 978-0451233448
Ysolde Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic-her Black Dragon lover-from the weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her, and once and for all clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him. For Ysolde, being a dragon is starting to bite.





Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: New American Library; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451233328
ISBN-13: 978-0451233325
Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals-and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are...tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else. Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society-a world full of vampires who seem ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands... 
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0441020313
ISBN-13: 978-0441020317
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425240924
ISBN-13: 978-0425240922
For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them--until the Blood Law is avenged...The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.One woman stands at the center of it all...As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer--beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she's a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both...for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425240886
ISBN-13: 978-0425240885
It's not easy being a dutiful maid of honor when you're a vampire in the Sunshine State... Cesca Marinelli has been slacking on her duties as a vampire princess, but she will be the best maid of honor ever for Maggie's Victorian wedding. However, when her mostly-human honey, Saber, falls ill due to a magical construct called the Void, she knows she'll have to go beyond the call of bridesmaid duty... The Void is affecting every supernatural being in Cesca's afterlife, including her shapeshifter ex, Triton. To counter the Void's reign of terror, Cesca must fully summon her vampire powers-which may lead to her own doom.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425241548
ISBN-13: 978-0425241547
Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn- humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA-still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Signet (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451233859
ISBN-13: 978-0451233851
As Montana Grant struggles to lead her late father's company, her estranged mother suddenly reappears, spouting nonsense about Mount Olympus, immortal warriors, and curses. But after an event that puts the company's future-and Montana's life-at risk, she decides to take her mother's last but of advice. Quinn Tanner is Montana's security specialist-and a Taurus Warrior. With worldwide peace hanging in the balance, it's up to Quinn to help Montana rise to her destiny-even as they're falling in love.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425241505
ISBN-13: 978-0425241509
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder races.


Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609280261
ISBN-13: 978-1609280260
The most scarred heart can’t run from love forever. Sanctuary’s PriceDylan Gennaro is reeling from the changes in his life: a new home, a new alpha, a pack at war. Still, he doesn’t hesitate to protect an outcast witch, thinking it will help him rediscover his own inner strength. Wounded in body and spirit, Sasha Wallace found refuge with the Red Rock pack. Yet her willingness to lend her powers to the battle makes her an object of suspicion. Except for Dylan. Their attraction is a balm to their wounded hearts, until they face a fight for which neither has the strength. Unless they do it together. Sanctuary UnboundAfter eighty years of solitude, a life debt owed to the Red Rock alpha forces Adam Dubois to leave his retreat—where he encounters a woman who challenges and tempts him on every level. Cindy Shepherd isn’t concerned that her interest in the mystery-shrouded new vampire in town seems mutual. After all, it’s only sex—there’s no danger he’ll dig deep enough to unleash her demons. Casual flirtation turns deadly serious when Adam discovers an evil has followed his tracks to Red Rock. To survive, Adam and Cindy must trust each other with more than just their lives… Warning: Contains epic werewolf battles, binding spells, paranormal road-trip hijinks, unexpected sex on a kitchen floor, and a vampire lumberjack.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425240916
ISBN-13: 978-0425240915
A new paranormal romance of demon warriors, naked revenge, and pure ecstasy. Walker, a shaman, has dedicated his life to hunting the demon warriors who destroyed his tribe. But his latest captive is a daring and new kind of challenge: a beautiful, dangerous, and irresistible assassin.
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