Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. Honestly, though, I thought I was finished with the one dragon I’d have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world and, apparently, me.
If Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn’t need it — namely me — I’ll let him. Because while I’m trying to fulfill a ridiculous quest for a pushy god, I’m going to draw this overconfident warlord much too close, rekindle his fires, and enjoy every minute of his delicious defeat…
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (The Dragon Kin #6) by G.A. Aiken ( @urbanfantasyrev )
Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe – one of the noble fae – and she’s unusual, even in present-day London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with the human population. Genny is a rising star at Spellcrackers.com, where she finds the M’ in magic – and that invariably leads to mischief, malice and – too often – murder. When Mr October, one of the hot calendar pin-up vamps, is accused of violently murdering his girlfriend, Genny’s called on to repay an old debt and prove his innocence. And she’s about to learn that some magic isn’t all its cracked up to be.
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: The Sweet Scent of Blood (Spellcrackers #1) by Suzanne McLeod (@Suzanne_McLeod , @urbanfantasyrev))
Sarina is scarred. Her L’inar, the curving nerve lines that enable Inarrii to experience their full sexuality, were severed in battle and she can no longer reach completion. Until she accepts a job as bodyguard to the human ambassador John Bennings, and is astonished to discover that they share a mental bond—a mirrored pathway of thoughts that will allow Sarina to climax.
When John’s the target of an attack and they are forced into hiding, he’s not sorry to be in close quarters with the compelling Sarina. They explore their erotic connection, and John is happy to demonstrate that humans have more sexual skills than Sarina thought.
To prove that she is whole and rejoin her Inarrii clan, Sarina needs John to bring her to climax in public in accordance with tradition. With a roomful of Inarrii and humans watching, will John be willing to perform as Sarina needs—and will their public display make John vulnerable to another attack?
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: Undercover Alliance (Confederacy Treaty #3) by Lilly Cain (@urbanfantasyrev)
Rose wants excitement, bright lights and late nights, but she gets more than she bargained for when she swaps her wholesome country life for the hustle and bustle of London. The city night is home to hungry shadows, eager to consume her. Rose discovers there is more to this world than what the mundane eye sees, and that she herself is a part of it. Unexpected friendships are forged and unwanted, sometimes dangerous, attractions flare.
London becomes a playground for magic, danger and supernatural threat. While her life, and those of who she loves, hangs in the balance, she must endeavor to embrace her new nature and assist in identifying the hidden threat before it succeeds in its dark purpose.
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: Crimson Midnight by Amos Cassidy (@urbanfantasyrev)
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: Pleasure Unbound (Demonica Series #1) by Larissa Ione (@LarissaIone , @UrbanFantasyRev)
Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has never been a “normal” girl. Born of a demon father and a human mother, she’s what’s known in the underworlds as a “demion”.
Liora just wants to survive her senior year of high school, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron Ambrose. The more she falls for him, the more worried she becomes. She can’t let him find out she transforms into demon named Lucky at dusk…a demon with an entirely separate personality who spends her nights drinking, tormenting humans, slaying unsuspecting demons, and lusting after her gorgeous and unattainable incubus/hellhound BFF.
But it turns out Kieron has a few dark secrets of his own. Secrets that will either save Liora…or completely destroy her.
Fighting your demons is one thing. Having one who fights back, messes with your guy, and leaves you with nasty hangovers is total hell.
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King (@_wendybird_ , @urbanfantasyrev)
It’s not easy being a teenager, especially when everything wants to eat you.
Seventeen year old Daniel ‘Jerry’ Jericho’s life is thrown into a blender made of claws and fangs when he’s dragged into the middle of the supernatural world he never knew existed.
After it’s discovered that his blood has the ability to remove the age old weaknesses from which vampires have always suffered, he becomes the most valuable human on the planet. Drinking his blood makes them immune to silver, stakes and even sunlight. But the door swings both ways and locked inside his veins might be the key to creating a permanent cure that would completely eradicate the species.
Thrown into the fray two years ago by the bite of a rogue werewolf, Bobbie finds herself caught in the shockingly unfamiliar world of shifters and vampires. Her world is turned upside down by the fact that she’s a werewolf who can’t shift. Only the fact that she’s fated to be the mate of the Alpha of a local pack spares her life. She lives day to day under the rule of her abusive husband and the constant reminder that she is an abomination that shouldn’t have been allowed to live. And to top it all off, she is snatched from her packlands by a lunatic vampire spewing ridiculous lies about her mate and something called a wolfwitch.
James thought it was a simple enough mission. Negotiate the release of the wolfwitch from the local pack. Talk to them reasonably and sensibly and convince them of the error of their ways, forcibly if need be. But for the first time in centuries he finds himself thrown completely off balance. And by a woman, no less. Bobbie is a seductive, tempting she-devil of a woman, but it’s not the stake she plunges into his heart that breaks it. It’s the fact that she belongs to another man.
This is a story about the wolfwitch. A rare, once-in-a-generation breed of shifter who can never shift, but holds the fate of all Were-kind in her hands. Whoever controls the wolfwitch has the potential to control the world, and some will stop at nothing to own her.
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: WolfWitch by Shirelle Higgins (@urbanfantasyrev)
Sam Flock is a good cop, but when she has a paranormal experience on the job that causes her to drive into the side of an ambulance, her career in law enforcement meets its end. Determined to find answers, she forms a paranormal investigation agency with her friend, Shells. Though they are perhaps the world’s worst paranormal investigators, they find something beyond their wildest imaginings.
Continue reading REVIEW by Laurie: Lure (Sam Flock Adventure, Book 1) by Brian Rathbone (@brianrathbone , @urbanfantasyrev)
Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev : Covet (Fallen Series) by J.R. Ward
“The Sin Collector” follows the life of Liliana, a born Sin Collector. She has spent over 100 years absorbing people’s sins so they may rest in peace come death. However when she meets another Collector, one who insists everything she has been taught is a lie, Liliana must make her way from sunny L.A. all the way to the streets of Madrid. Searching for answers to a question we all share. Why are we here? The friends and enemies she makes along the way only seem to blur the line between right and wrong. Can Liliana fight the Castus, an organization whose sole mission is to kill every Collector? Should she trust her head or her heart when the two most important men in her life are fighting alongside her? Then there is the worst question of all, who will be left when the dust settles?
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev : The Sin Collector by Jessica Fotunato (@JessFortunato)
The moment Lilith Straight dies, the Devil appears to claim her soul and cash in on a longtime family curse. Now, Lilith has no choice but to work for him. The job is bad, the boss is worse, and she can’t imagine how she’ll explain her new reincarnation to her eight-year-old daughter. But then an arrogant, yet oh so yummy, incubus shows up…and hell heats up just a little more.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev : Straight to Hell (Lilith Straight Series #1) by Michelle Scott (@mscottwriter)
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can’t afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father’s dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev : Fair Game (Alpha and Omega #3) by Patricia Briggs (@mercys_garage)
Explorer Cheyenne Oppenello lives for adventure and has made it her life’s work to seek out the world’s most notorious myths and legends, and she’s determined to make sure that nothing stands in her way. Accompanied by a colorful band of teammates and friends, their most recent hunt has brought them to Iceland where, up on a mountaintop lies a legend so great that, if true, could thrust them into the spotlight making all of their wildest dreams come true. Unfortunately they have no idea that this mission could very well be their last.
Erias is on a mission of his own. And this includes keeping Cheyenne and her teammates from sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Part of The Brotherhood, guardians to The Gate, Erias is charged with protecting the world from creatures bent on death and destruction and he will do whatever it takes to ensure they never see the light of day.
Can Cheyenne’s determination go up against a fierce man like Erias to get what she wants? Or will Erias prove to be the one adventure she wasn’t prepared for?
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev : Darkness and Lies by Brandi Salazar (@brandellavanela)
Lyla Mercer’s life changed the moment her dad was murdered, and again when she heard that she could be next. Forced to move to Salem for safe keeping, Lyla soon discovers her family has a dark history in the small town, and when a glossy black moon appears on the back of her neck she becomes the newest part of that legacy. Her family is marked and being hunted, but Lyla may be just the weapon they need to survive. Whispers and rumors follow her everywhere in the town and she thinks nothing can ever be normal for her again until she meets Caleb, the minister’s son, and the absolute wrong boy to be dating a witch. He’s everything she wants to be, just a normal kid from a normal family. At least that’s what she thinks, but nothing is as it seems in Salem. Caleb has secrets to keep that rival her own. Until recently, her father’s murderer has managed to keep his true identity a secret, but when Lyla uncovers the truth about him, nobody is safe, especially her.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: A Marked Past by Leslie Deaton (@LeslieDeatonBks
When a severed rabbit’s paw is delivered to her office, outcast cat shifter Rebecca Desjardin recognizes the summons home. One of their own has been murdered?and a shocking photo published in a local tabloid and her Pride needs Rebecca, now a private investigator, to track down the killer.
Investigative reporter Brandon Hanover wants to find out who slipped the photo of the half-shifted cat-woman under his door, marking him as a suspect in her death. Determined to stay one step ahead of the sexy journalist, Rebecca reluctantly agrees to partner with him to find the real murderer. But as their mutual attraction heats up, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep Brandon from discovering the existence of the shifter society and her own true nature.
When the search leads them back to the Pride, Rebecca must attempt to Change for the first time in years to face the killer, and save the man she loves…
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: Blood of the Pride by Sheryl Nantus (@SherylNantus)
As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.
Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.
While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.
To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson – Release Date 4/10/12 (@Suzanne_Johnson)
Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: “I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me.”
Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman’s love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: Ascension by Caris Roane (@CarisRoane)
“Evil lives in the dark. We instinctively know this as children.”
Nestled high in the mountains… The quiet community of Jackson Station is where everyone knows your name and…species? Vampires have existed since almost the beginning of time, but not in the way we have been led to believe. These were not men cursed by the devil but warriors blessed by God to have great strength, agility, and eternal life. Eternal life came at a price, the price of human blood. Some chose to live within their own society; The Society of Sinners.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: The Society Of Sinners by Charity Parkerson (@CharityParkerso)
A Houston college student, McKenzie Lewis can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind. For years she has been working for the fae King, tracking rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. She’s in love with Kyol, the King’s sword-master-but human and fae relationships are forbidden. When McKenzie is captured by Aren, the fierce rebel leader, she learns that not everything is as she thought. And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams (@authorsandywilliams)
When 15 year old Chance Fortunato, suddenly finds himself living with his long lost mother and new found little sister Deirdre, it’s like living in a dream he doesn’t want to wake up from. What is all-too-real to him is the 8 years he’s just spent enslaved to the demon Count his father traded him to for power and riches, and the vicious battle he’s just waged to win his freedom. Chance doesn’t get to enjoy his idyllic suburban life for long, though, before the mystical underworld he’s just escaped comes calling. As much as he wishes he could ignore it, Chance knows in his heart that he is the only one who can track down the murderer of his new friend and mentor, Sydney Chomsky.
Suspected by the police and hunted by the Wizard’s Conclave, Chance quickly learns that he can’t go it alone as he discovers dark secrets in every corner of his new life. Only an unlikely alliance with Alexis Cooper, head cheerleader and most popular girl in school, can help him survive the confrontation with an unexpected foe. To bring his mentor’s killer to justice, Chance will have to fight evil on its own terms, and discover if that makes him a hero…or a monster.
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: The Demon's Apprentice by Ben Reeder
Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can’t she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?
Continue reading REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones (@Darynda)