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Redeemed in Darkness (Paladin)
Redeemed in Darkness (Paladin)
by Alexis Morgan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.06

3.0 out of 5 stars original & interesting, 25 Nov 2010
The paranormal premise is original & interesting, along with hunky warriors & the women they love. Redeemed in Darkness focuses on the "Other's" world where a paladin from the human side has fallen in love with an Other - a woman warrior. Although I love this series, I found this 4th book not quite as good as the others which was disappointing as I thought the Other's world could have been quite interesting to read about, instead it wasn't as descriptive as I had hoped.


In Darkness Reborn (Paladins of Darkness 3)
In Darkness Reborn (Paladins of Darkness 3)
by Alexis Morgan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.09

3.0 out of 5 stars interesting, 25 Nov 2010
I've enjoyed this series thus far. It's good to change it up... While i seem to be a dedicated PNR reader these days it's good to change it up here and there and still keep it in genre. This book to me does that, It's PNR with twists! Although the writing hasn't improved, I did like Barak. After reading this book, I realized that my problem with this series is that the Paladins are too near human to make them intriguing. Barak, on the other hand, possessed enough alien-ness to make his story a bit more interesting.


Dark Defender
Dark Defender
by Alexis Morgan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.53

3.0 out of 5 stars It was a really easy, fun, mindless read, 25 Nov 2010
I didnt enjoy it quite as much as the first book in the series, and Im not quite sure why... I really love Blake and I think he is definitely a sexy alpha male... but I think Brenna got to me after a while. She is super smart and beautiful, but she constantly fights Blake and her attraction to him. Now, I know that some resistance makes a good story, dont get me wrong. I just thought that it got a little old after a while.
Then, the story line doesnt really wrap up at the end. You never really know why the bad guys were after Brenna's father, and they also cant seem to put together the fact that the women have some influence on the Paladins "Health" in their many tests. I know that it is setting us up for the next book, I just thought they really wrapped up the ending in a hurry.
With that said, It was a really easy, fun, mindless read and I will be picking up the next book in the series soon.


Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness)
Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness)
by Alexis Morgan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.54

3.0 out of 5 stars first in the series, 25 Nov 2010
Dr Young is a Handler. She fixes the Paladins when they come back from battle. Devlin is a Paladin, a protector of humanity from the Others an alien race. Dr. Young starts falling for Devlin even though she knows she may have to end his life if he turns Other due to his coming back from the dead. Then there is that pesky "who is that human who killed me while I was fighting the Others" Delvin has to figure out.
While I like the main characters. The story (The Others, the plot) fell a litte flat. There are 2-3 more books in this series. I am interested to see how the other Paladins stories play out but I am in no rush in buy the series right now. Overall I did like this first time reading of a new author


Changeling (Otherworld)
Changeling (Otherworld)
by Yasmine Galenorn
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.52

3.0 out of 5 stars I like the characters, and the world is very intriguing., 24 Nov 2010
I find this book (and probably the whole series) a little hard to review. On one hand, I like the characters, and the world is very intriguing. The blending of different mythologies is just plain cool. On the other hand, the writing seems to be a bit awkward in a lot of places. Maybe it's a structural issue? I have trouble putting my finger on it. Just as an example, descriptions are thorough but don't always flow well or help move the story forward with their placement. I like this series but I don't get the sense of being immersed that I get from most books


Witchling (Otherworld)
Witchling (Otherworld)
by Yasmine Galenorn
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.35

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 24 Nov 2010
When I'm honest this book was a bit of a disappointment to me! The premise sounded very promising and I liked the idea of three magical sisters (although this concept isn't really original or new) but - I couldn't connect with Camille D'Artigo who was the narrator of this book. There were also too many side-characters for my taste and the potential three love-interests of our heroine (no, Camille is not a one-man-woman) bored me. I'm not very fond of "Harem-books" as I call these books where it gets too crowded in the heroine's bed. I seldom have problems with a heroine and two men but in this book I felt Camille's irresistibility forced upon me and sorry - I didn't like it! The whole story went very smooth, no real excitement and danger so I didn't read on with bated breath. I was fairly sure that nothing would happen to our heroine and her sisters!
I will read the next books in the series which are featuring her sisters Delilah and Menolly but my hopes are not very high that the plot will improve. So let's wait and see...I like to be surprised!

Note: This book is written in first person!


Bad Boys Online
Bad Boys Online
by Erin McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.16

3.0 out of 5 stars Funny and enjoyable, 24 Nov 2010
This review is from: Bad Boys Online (Paperback)
I'll review each story separately.....

Hard Drive I liked the best of the three. I thought the set up worked well and didn't feel like McCarthy was pigeon holing Mack or Kindra into a stereotype to fit the needs of the story. If at times I was hard pressed to remember Kindra's inexperience in reality wasn't a put-on to make Mack sweat, I ignored it in favor of Mack's reaction at the end.

User Friendly, aside from the fact that Evan is my idea of an ideal mate, this story didn't interest me overmuch. Halley was a bit much for me and I felt like Evan really could have done better. Neurotic is perhaps the word I would use for Halley, though from all the caterers I've met in the past that seems to be a requirement.

Press Any Key, worked for me. I liked Candy, despite her very ridiculous name (Jared's right, it does sound like she should have been a porn star) and I liked the fact that Jared was somewhat dense when it came to her flirting with him.

All in all they were 3 pretty decent stories, and if I understood the back cover rightly this was back when McCarthy was still fairly new to the publishing scene


Heiress for Hire (Berkley Sensation)
Heiress for Hire (Berkley Sensation)
by Erin McCarthy
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.76

4.0 out of 5 stars A great book and a fun read., 24 Nov 2010
A bit fluffy but sometimes you need that. I enjoyed the character of Amanda and thought that she was well portrayed and knew right off the bat she was not going to be the bratty heiress everyone pegged her as. Which is maybe why I was not head over heels for this book. It may have been more rewarding if her transformation was a bit more dramatic, but she was so good to start with there really was no abrupt change in her demeanour. Also, Danny was a tiny bit two dimensional. I know he was just supposed to be a normal guy but he almost appeared to be too dull. I adored Piper and my heart went out to the little girl who really did not deserve the life she had until she met Danny. I was happy everything worked out in the end, but I kind of expected it would. These kinds of books almost always end up the right way.

I will have to go back and read the first book with these charctaers as I got the impression this was the second in a sort of a series


Grand Man
Grand Man
by Catherine Cookson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.28

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is the first in a series of eight novels, 24 Nov 2010
This review is from: Grand Man (Paperback)
This is the first in a series of eight novels about a fiesty British girl named Mary Ann. In this first one, we are introduced to some of the main characters that I presume we will be seeing more of in the next seven. Mary Ann is eight years old in this one and she lives with her ma and da and brother, Michael. Across the street is a girl named Sarah Flannigan, Mary Ann's most hated enemy. Mary Ann's best friend would have to be Father Owen, a priest that she likes to confide in. And Mary Ann has a lot to tell Father Owen. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother is thinking of leaving him. But Mary Ann truly believes her da is a grand man and in between fighting with Sarah and sticking her tongue out the window, we see how devoted Mary Ann is to her father and very much in denial about his problem. Towards the end, however, Mary Ann sees the truth and she makes one last attempt to keep her parents together. Can this eight year old girl attain her father a job and a cottage and keep her parents together while she does so??
This is not up to Cookson's usual flair. It has a childish feel to it. I do not think the young adult crowd would quite understand the humor injected into tho. Thus, three stars.


The Man Means Business (Silhouette Desire)
The Man Means Business (Silhouette Desire)
by Annette Broadrick
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Nicely told with likeable characters, 24 Nov 2010
Inviting his dedicated secretary on a Hawaiian business trip seemed the perfect way to show Jodie Cameron his appreciation. But millionaire Dean Logan hadn't expected Jodie to need more than the tropical sunset to relax her. Yet what Jodie really craved was turning from the boardroom to the bedroom....
Soon, though, they had to return to their all-business relationship. But with memories of a passionate holiday in every corner of the office, could Dean deny that getting Jodie back into his bed was the only merger on his mind?Another "secretary-boss" story. Nicely told with likeable characters


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