Review: Dark Rites

Dark Rites by Heather Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Always a fan of Ms. Graham, I picked up this book well into the series. Full disclosure, I have not read the books prior to this one. This can be read as a standalone and easily get into the story. This one is as the book title suggests, dealing with witchcraft and satanic leanings. Ms. Graham creates a back story that is bizarre as well as thought provoking. For those who like the Blair Witch Project, this story may be up your alley.

Our main characters are historian Vickie Preston and FBI agent Griffin Pryce. Griffin is in a special paranormal group within the FBI. He is called onto the case to track down a potential serial killer. When this ties into Vickie's missing historian friend, a pattern starts to emerge.

This story is heavy in the witchcraft and blood rites. It delves into the cult mind and at times can be a bit alarming. I liked reading about this and found it to be intriguing. I liked how well Ms. Graham designed t…

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Review: All I Want for Halloween

All I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a smexy good time, Ms. Harte is my go to author. Her stories consistently deliver blazing sex and hot chemistry between the characters. In this latest one, Sadie and Gear heat up the sheets with delicious raw erotic scenes. This story is more than just sex.

The plot in this story burns me up. Gear Blackstone is a reality star for a Motorcycle show. He's had a falling out with his fiance and best friend. They have painted him as a jerk, basically projecting all their flaws onto him. Based on how TV can make things up and take things out of context, it isn't surprising. Personally, I have a low opinion of the mass media and Ms. Harte demonstrates why. I felt really bad for Gear. He was given a raw deal and they made him to be terrible when he wasn't. His disadvantage of not being public relations friendly is definitely a problem. Some people should just not be in front of cameras. Lucky for him, Sadie may b…

Review: Ashes Reborn

Ashes Reborn by Keri Arthur
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Must read book filled with action, heartbreak and tough choices. Emberly is back in the 4th book in this series. This can not be read as a standalone. Read the books in the order to understand what has happened as these books build upon one another.

The life of a phoenix is hard as there are no happy endings. There is just a constant cycle of not meeting the right person at the right time. In addition, the complication of needing more than one lover hurts Emberly to no end. This no win situation with her love life carries over into her work life. Even though Emberly has done everything she can to help the Paranormal Investigations Team and wants out of the crazy vampires, she is still stuck. Someone has it in for her and her lovers. Is it Rinaldo? Who is really the villain behind the curtain? Ms. Arthur's writing style tends to give readers red herrings for the real villain. And sometimes, it is hard to tell if a character is a…

Review: Hard Breaker

Hard Breaker by Christine Warren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Picked this book up on a lark and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the last book in the series and can technically be read as a standalone. I had no issues picking up what happened in the previous books. What is more interesting to me is that I enjoyed reading the last one because it brought the series to a conclusion without me having to wait to read about the others. After reading this book, it does make me want to go back and read about the other Guardians.

As a fan of Gargoyles, this series works for me. Learning about how the Guardians come to be and how they need to be brought to life by their special one is captivating. Even though this book ends with defeating their arch nemesis, I still feel as though the story isn't finished. Ivy is the last gifted brought in. The pattern is startling clear. Someone specifically sabotaged the society to protect humans. In someways, their arrogance was their undoing as this allowed …

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This time, he'll have to save one of his own...
I make everything complicated. Instead of being content owning a bar, I accept a job with the Rescue Ops team at Night Eagle Security. Apparently, guys with Special Forces explosives training are hard to come by. And instead of hooking up with one of the many women who flirt with me, I have to fall for hacker Sayward Diaz. Not only is she one of my new co-workers, she's also just become my first assignment. Like I said, complicated.
When Sayward's father dies and his secret ties to the Columbia cartel put her in danger, it's my job to keep her safe at all costs. For a woman who's more comfortable with computers than humans, she's not exactly thrilled to have me as her bodyguard--or by our undeniable spark. And with threats coming at us from all sides, I can't let our attraction compromise her safety. Because if I do, my first mission might be my last…

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Review: Mafia and Magics

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Mafia and Magics by Lyn Gala
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New characters taking the lead in this story is a breath of fresh air! Angel Zamora is a convict almost done paying his dues in jail. Right before he is released, he is brought into a tangled web by two FBI agents. What's worse than telling him he could be dead right after he is released? Being told he needs to go undercover for them as an asset. Are they trying to get him killed? Angel is used to conning people so he leaves his options open and agree to help out the FBI. He is going to disappear and just avoid anyone offering him a job. This book can be read as a standalone. The first four books would help a reader understand the world better and recognize cameos from characters in the first four books.

I like Angel with his street smarts and pragmatic attitude. His is a criminal due to circumstances. He grew up in an environment that gav…