Manga Review: Dance in the Vampire Bund V 11 by Nozomu Tamaki


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I felt a little more connected to the story with this volume. After the long gap of time between reading the series, I, naturally, forgot what was going on, and who was doing what, and felt really out of touch with the previous volume. I settled into the story with V 11, and enjoyed it a lot more than V 10. Both because the story makes sense again, and because there was more action this time around. And the evil Mina imposter is about to get her comeuppance. I hope.

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Early Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs @AceRocBooks


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While Mercy Thompson is a huge favorite of mine, the Alpha and Omega series has a special place in my heart. I love how Anna and Charles have overcome difficulties to become a cohesive unit. They have come a long way from Anna’s first terrified days as Charles’ new bride. They have become a couple, they have learned to trust each other, and they will do anything to keep the other safe. I have enjoyed watching as their marriage has solidified, giving each of them strength, as well as helping to ground their wolves.

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Audio Review: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

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I am on an urban fantasy kick, thanks to Ilona Andrews.  Because I don’t want to get burned out on her writing, I decided to grab a few other longer series that I missed out on. I remember getting a review copy of one of the later Kitty Norville novels, but since I hadn’t read any of the previous books, I set it aside. When I saw that the first installment was available as an audio book at the library, I happily clicked Borrow, and the rest is history.

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Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

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I have been holding off on reading this installment of the Mercy Thompson series until the perfect time for me.  In other words, when I needed a pick me up.  With a rainy weekend looming, and a gimpy dog to worry me, I decided it was past time to find out what troubles were in store for our intrepid heroine, whose superpower, in her own words, are causing chaos.

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Mini Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

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4.75 stars

I love, love, love this series. The race to find the villain was engrossing, and I enjoyed meeting all of the supporting cast for this outing. And the horses. I loved the horsey bits! I would have gone with the not quite park horse, too. I can understand why some people might get bored or confused with the focus on the show horses, but I felt right at home. This has been my favorite installment of the Alpha & Omegaseries, and I can hardly wait for the next one. I love the world building, the werewolves, and how uneasily they interact with each other and the world around them.

Grade: A-

Review copy obtained from my local library

About the book

The Alpha and Omega novels transport readers into the realm of the werewolf, where Charles Cornick and Anna Latham embody opposite sides of the shifter personality. Now, a pleasure trip drops the couple into the middle of some bad supernatural business…

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

Guest Post: NJ Walters, Author of Wolf in His Heart

This morning I have a guest post from N. J. Walters, author of the Salvation Pack series!

How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Sage Gallagher was first introduced in Wolf on a Mission, but he was still a teenager. I knew when I was writing that book that Sage, and his twin brother Reece, would need to have their own stories. There was no way I could let them go without knowing what happened to them. So Wolf in his Heart jumps forward a decade, allowing both of them to grow up and become the men they were meant to be. Sage is quiet and thoughtful. He is like a werewolf in all ways except for one major one—he can’t shift.

The idea for this story came from Sage and Rina themselves. I don’t know if most non-writers can understand, but the characters tell me their stories. Once I knew both of them and understood the unique challenges they were facing the story flowed from there.

Where do you find your inspiration?

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Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

 

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The Mercy Thompson series has become one of my favorites.  I enjoy it so much that I’ve read the entire series in a little over a year, something that I never do.  I usually get bored with an author’s writing style if I read too many of them so close together, but that’s not happening with these books, mainly because I like the primary characters and the world building so much.  I also enjoy Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series, but I am one book behind, mainly because, argh! what am going to do after I get all caught up with her other werewolf pack?  The wait for the next book in either series will be agonizing.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler

This December, Paige Tyler releases the third in her action-packed SWAT series, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. To celebrate the release of IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, Paige Tyler stopped by to tell us about one of her favorite fun loving heroes in pop culture and to share an excerpt showcasing her own hero’s fun loving side!

Paige Tyler: Everyone loves reading about alpha males, right? But of course, you can’t have a single dimensional character that’s just hardcore alpha all the time. It comes off as flat or just plain irritating. Most of the time you want to let your alpha have a lighter side, just to keep things interesting. One of my favorite fun loving heroes from popular culture is Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard!

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