Guest Review of Love at the End of Days by Tera Shanley

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Title: Love at the End of Days
Author: Tera Shanley
Published: October 14, 2014
Series:  Dead Rapture Series #2
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Source:  Publisher Review Copy

Romance and zombies collide in the riveting sequel to Love in the Time of the Dead.

Four years into the Dead outbreak that ended the world, Vanessa Summers has been so burned by love, she swears she will never trust a man again. But Sean Daniels, guard leader of Dead Run River, isn’t just any man. When past lovers return to the colony, things get complicated. Desperate to rid herself of the heartache, Vanessa signs up for a supply run that will test her mettle as a guard in training. Sean volunteers to lead her team, and his hungry looks say it’s more personal than professional.

Danger comes from all sides as they scavenge Dead-infested cities, and as her attraction for Sean deepens, Vanessa finds her head and heart at war with each other. He clouds her judgment, and the slightest misstep could spell disaster outside of the safety of colony gates.

A race back to Dead Run River could save a teammate’s life, but trouble has been brewing back home. Laney Landry, the woman who broke Sean’s heart, is in trouble, and Vanessa must decide whether to take back the Denver colony beside the man she’s falling in love with, or bow out of an attraction that terrifies her.

*I received a copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings on this book.*
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Guest Review of The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison

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Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
Author: Kim Harrison
Published: January 25, 2005 (1st edition Mass Market Paperback), October 13, 2009 (ebook)
Series:  The Hollows #2
Genre:  Adult Urban Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Source:  Purchased

It’s a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.

She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits.

Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child’s play—and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.
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Guest Review of Entity by Patricia Leever

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Title:  Entity
Author:  Patricia Leever
Published:  November 11th, 2014
Series:  The Divinity Series #2
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Source:  Publisher Review Copy

Sometimes I liked to imagine, just for a second, that I was plain old Evelyn with nothing better to do in the morning than lie here with her man.

But that’s not how it was. That’s not who we were…

Evelyn Brighton and Daniel Summers are demon hunters, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Or would they, given the choice again?

Los Angeles is crawling with demons in disguise, and Evelyn and Daniel are a dynamic and fearless demon-slaying duo. Under the authority of Lebriga Corporation and protection of their Divinity blades, this duo has never felt more ass-kicking against evil or more in love with each other.

But something is rotten in the state of home demonstration parties—and it’s not because a seal’s broken in the Tupperware. Beautiful Illuminations is the latest rage in home-consulting cosmetics, founded by Annabelle Simmons. But beneath the layers of makeup and human flesh lurks Anabael, a disembodied Spectoral demon that inhabits people and steals their physical form. To a spirit like that, an ageless demon hunter has a body to die for.

And Evelyn just might.

As Lebriga battles Anabael mind, body, and soul, Evelyn and Daniel must draw on the strength of their relationship to win the war against the Spectoral menace. But what if winning the war means losing their love?

*I received a copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review, this in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings on this book.*
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Guest Review: Twisted by Elisabeth Naughton

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Title:  TWISTED
Author:  Elisabeth Naughton
Published:  September 29, 2014
Series:  Eternal Guardians #7
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Source:  Purchased

Nick –Leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He’s spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan’s plan to escape from the Underworld.

But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.

As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.
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Guest Review: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall

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Title:  Night Unbound
Author:  Dianne Duvall
Published:  September 2, 2014
Series:  Immortal Guardians #5
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Source: Goodreads First Read

For centuries, Lisette d’Alencon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust? Continue reading

Guest Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

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Title:  The Beautiful Ashes
Author:  Jeaniene Frost
Published:  August 26, 2014
Series:  Broken Destiny trilogy #1
Genre:  New Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Source:  Purchased

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

The Beautiful Ashes is the first in the Broken Destiny trilogy and Jeaniene Frost’s first New Adult novel. I have been a long-time reader of the Night Huntress series and all the spin offs that came from it, so when I heard Ms. Frost was starting a new series I had to give it a try.

My first impression was that I really enjoyed the story. This book has all the wonderful characters and world-building that any fan has come to expect. It’s a great take on the good vs. evil ultimate fight. Both Ivy and Adrian were well-written, and the reader can really relate to them and understand their choices.

Ivy is on the hunt to find her missing sister and ends up discovering that all the visions she’s seen her entire life are not only real, but put her and her loved ones in danger.

Adrian is as mysterious as he is stubborn, and I wanted to shout at the book every time he refused to give Ivy any information. As frustrating as that was while reading, getting the information in the smaller tidbits was much more interesting and the ending was satisfactory for the first of three.

The chemistry between Adrian and Ivy is sizzling and gets you rooting for them right from the first meeting. Fans of the the Night Huntress series will love this book as this world is just as intriguing as the others, but if you’re expecting the kind of steamy scenes you get with Cat and Bones, you will be disappointed.  Anyone looking for a  angels and demons, good vs. evil story with well rounded characters, a good story and a great budding romance should pick up this book.

I really enjoyed the introduction to this story and very much look forward to the next installment! My ranking of The Beautiful Ashes: four out of five stars!

4 Stars

 


Jess KJessica is a married mother of two children and a yellow lab. She spends every spare moment she can reading any paranormal or historical romance or urban fantasy she can get her hands on. In real life she tests weather apps for mobile devices and daydreams of being a writer herself one day.