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Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampires)

Series: Dead in the City #2

Source: Received from the author for an honest review.


  • Series: Dead in the City (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402274092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402274091


*From Amazon*

“Sara Humphreys has taken the vampire mythology and truly made it her own.” —Romancing the Dark Side

A fledgling vampire ignites a war…

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price…until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.

And that’s not all that heats up…

Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.

Praise for Tall, Dark, and Vampire:

“Shines with fascinating new characters… from the very talented Humphreys!” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars, Top Pick of the Month

“Laughter, action and a steamy love story.” —Long and Short Reviews

“Riveting, outstandingly written… A must read for all vampire lovers.” —Bitten by Love Reviews

“Engaging… Humphreys skillfully blends intrigue and romance.” —Publishers Weekly


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VAMPIRE TROUBLE by Sara Humphreys is an exciting Paranormal Romance. #2 in the “Dead in the City”, but can be read as a stand alone. However, I would suggest reading book 1, “Tall, Dark and Vampire”. Follow, Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry and Maya, a deadly, fledgling vampire.

Fast paced and filled with vampires, passion,danger, desire, and love. Can the power of love save Shane and Maya? A riveting tale of vampire lovers, that blends romance with intrigue and emotion. Ms. Humphreys, writes from her soul, and leaves readers in awe of her wonderful, passionate tales of love and intrigue. Received for an honest review from the author.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More




Alec Kerley and the Wrath of the VampireALEC KERLEY AND THE WRATH OF THE VAMPIRE



Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult/Inspirational/Horror

Age group: 12 and up

Series: The Monster Hunters#2

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.


  • Series: The Monster Hunters
  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492981419
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492981411


Book Description*Amazon*

October 14, 2013
Alec Kerley and the Wrath of the Vampire is an upper middle grade/young adult inspirational horror story for ages 12 and up. 24 chapters, 52,000 words. It is a legitimately scary story with some gruesome elements. Parental guidance is suggested.

First Bigfoot, now a vampire!

It’s been four months since Alec Kerley and his friends had their run-in with Bigfoot in the Ozark Mountains. During a field trip to southeast Kansas, they are confronted by a vampire. And this vampire knows them. He has been stalking them – watching, observing, tracking. He knows Alec’s father works for a secret government agency that investigates monsters.

And now the monsters want revenge.

Still dealing with the loss of his mother, Alec will have to gather all the courage he can muster, because the monster hunters have become the hunted.

Hold on tight for the scariest Monster Hunters story yet!

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ALEX KERLEY AND THE WRATH OF THE VAMPIRE by Douglas Tanner is an interesting Middle Grade/Young Adult/Inspirational/Horror Age group: 12 and up. The Monster Hunters#2, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Alex Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot”.
 Four months after….Bigfoot in the Ozark Mountains…
In this one,Alex and his friends, confront, who else? But a vampire in southeast Kansas. He has been stalking them, watching them,knows who they are, knows Alex’s father works for a government agency that tracks monsters, and now he is out for revenge.  This one is based on the Bender family of the 1800’s , a group of serial killers in Kansas.
While, this is an entertaining, fun, tale of vampires, revenge, chaos,monsters, courage, danger, and hope, it is also scary, complex, and did I, mention scary. However, with this said middle grade children, or young readers, will enjoy this fast paced, adventure filled tale of revenge and yes, vampires.
With engaging characters, an interesting storyline, and delightful dialogue, I can see how young readers would enjoy Alex, his friends, and the chaos around them.
Even with or because of,  a cliffhanger, readers are sure to hold their breath, until the next installment! We need more! An interesting and exciting tale to be sure. I can hardly wait for the next installment.
Received for an honest review from the author.
Please be aware: (Due to the recommended age group of 12 and up) This is a scary story, especially for young readers, with some very gruesome elements,such as violence,blood and gore.  I would, as the author has suggested, use parental guidance when reading this tale.
HEAT RATING: Mild *Due to violence, blood and gore, and the recommended age group(12 & up)*
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

Review~ Love Your Entity by Cat Devon

entityTitle: Love Your Entity

Series: Entity Series Book #3

Author: Cat Devon


Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: December 31, 2013


ISBN-13: 978-0312547813

Genre: Paranormal

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:


Sierra Brennan can inherit her great-uncle’s historic Chicago townhouse under one condition: She must live there for thirty consecutive days. What could possibly go wrong? As a writer and a ghost whisperer, Sierra has a vast imagination and a brave spirit. But not even she is prepared for the gorgeous—and naked—vampire who greets her at the door.


Ronan McCoy has spent the past century waiting to come home…to this house. The presence of the beautiful, brazen Sierra is one complication he doesn’t expect. The other is Hal, a dangerous ghost and original member of Al Capone’s gang who’s dead-set on revenge. What is a formerly indentured vampire supposed to do to get a moment’s peace? All he knows for sure is that he must protect Sierra from Hal. But once he has her in his arms, can he ever let her go? Life—and love—is becoming stranger than fiction for Sierra…and more delicious than she and Ronan could have ever imagined… in Love Your Entity.

My Thoughts:

The mixture of paranormal beings in this book just didn’t go over well for me. I’ve read multiple books with a similar mixture that seem to flow much better.  I haven’t read the other books in the series, so it might be better if you’ve read the others first.  It seemed like the author had a bit of ADD at times, too. Random people would just pop in and out of scenes with no introduction and no exit. The day Sierra moves in I think 15 different people come in and out of her house with-in two pages, and none of them make any sense.

I also think part of my reticence toward the book is due to the attitude of the main female protagonist. Sierra and I would not have meshed in real life, and did not mesh well while reading the book. Some of the things she did or said just didn’t seem like real-life reactions to me.  Ronan, on the other hand, was gorgeous and tough and best of all, a vampire. Him and his buddies were the saving grace of this book, and the only reason it got a 3.

Rating: 3

HEAT Rating: Mild

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

 Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More

REVIEW: Vampire Reborn: A Novella in The Calling\Reborn Vampire Novels (The Calling-Reborn Vampire Novels) by Cardiad Pineiro

Vampire Reborn, a novellaVampire Reborn: A Novella in The Calling\Reborn Vampire Novels (The Calling-Reborn Vampire Novels)


Genre: Contemporary Romance/Vampires/Paranormal

*A Novella*

Series: The Calling #16, The Reborn #5

Source: Gifted from the author.


  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Caridad Pineiro; Book 16 in The Calling, Book 5 in The Reborn edition (March 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J3GHA3C


* Amazon*

March 18, 2014
Would you be reborn for love?  Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern vampire hero, will have to make one of the most difficult choices in his undead life:  Become human again or protect his new wife and child.


“Pineiro has changed the face of Paranormal Romance.” Fresh Fiction

“Caridad Piniero writes fascinating, innovative, and passionate vampire romances as few authors can. . .” The Best Reviews

“The world which Caridad Pineiro has envisaged for her vampires is both imaginative and mesmerizing. This inventive author has a knack for creating likable characters with whom the reader can connect, even if their lifestyle may not follow the norm. . . Ms. Pineiro has a gift for giving her characters potent feelings and genuine reactions, which brings each engaging individual vividly to life.” Cataromance

FURY CALLS RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee

CATALINA Magazine Best Fantasy 2005 and 2006

VAMPIRE REBORN, a novella from The Calling/Reborn Vampire Novel series by Caridad Pineiro

A life alone . . .  For nearly two centuries, vampire Ryder Latimer had lived alone, uncomfortable in the vampire world and unloved in the human world. Ryder had never dared hope that he’d find love in his endless existence.

Brought together . . . Fate brought FBI Agent Diana Reyes into Ryder’s world and in the five years since they met, they’ve battled long and hard for a life together. With Ryder’s love, Diana has climbed out of a dark abyss that had kept her prisoner for far too long.

A Vampire Reborn . . . It’s been a month since Diana and Ryder became man and wife. A month since Ryder almost lost his life to protect his wife and their newborn child. But now something is happening in Ryder’s body that is making him more human at a time when he needs to be at full vampire strength to protect his loved ones.

Will fear and doubt drive Ryder to embrace his vampire self and be reborn at the cost of his new family? Or will Diana’s love battle back the darkness that threatens?

Look for FIGHT FOR LOVE, the continuation of Diana and Ryder’s story and a new romance for slayer Benjamin, in Early Summer 2014.

VAMPIRE REBORN, a novella from The Calling/Reborn Vampire Novel series by Caridad Pineiro. Contemporary Romance/Vampires/Paranormal*A Novella* Series: The Calling #16, The Reborn #5, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading them all. This is a wonderful series.

Meet Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern vampire hero and t FBI Agent Diana Reyes. This may be a quick read, but it is packed full of passion, and romance. With a bit of danger, a vampire or two, what’s not to enjoy! A quick read! I love Ms. Pineiro’s tales of love and romance. She writes with such passion, you can’t help but be thrilled with one of her stories. I can hardly wait to see what Ryder and Diana have in store for them next. This is a continuation of their love story and what a story! A must read! Gifted from the author.



REVIEWED BY: Aprilr, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



Night's PromiseNIGHT’S PROMISE


Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampires/Witches/Werewolves)

Series: Children of the Night #6

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley

  • Series: Children of the Night
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420130439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420130430


Derek Blackwood is no ordinary vampire. Descended from a bloodline as old as Cleopatra, and blessed with unearthly powers of seduction, he is everything Sheree wished for – and more. When he takes her in his arms, she is powerless. When he kisses her neck, she is his. But when the full moon rises – and passions flare – something is unleashed in Derek that he’s never felt before. Something wild. Something dangerous. Something no vampire can control or stop…even for the woman he loves.



NIGHT’S PROMISE by Amanda Ashley is an intriguing Paranormal Romance(Vampires/Werewolves/witches. #6 in the “Children in the Night” series, but can be read as a stand alone.

Meet Derek Blackwood (Prince of the Vampires) and Sheree Westerbrooke and a cast of memorable other characters. From vampires, witches, and werewolves you will be swept away to another world, literally.

Well written with intrigue, passion, mystery, darkness,acceptance and did I mention vampires, witches and werewolves. Well you are in for a real treat with NIGHT’S PROMISE. A fast paced tale of love, and acceptance.

If you enjoy Paranormal Romance with a few twists and turns than NIGHT’S PROMISE is the tale for you to pick up and read.

Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

~Review~ The Garnet Dagger by Andrea Cooper

Title: The Garnet Dagger

Author: Andrea Cooper


Publisher: Crimson Romance

Publication Date: March 25, 2013

ISBN-10: 1440565597

ISBN-13: 978-1440565595

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?

My Thoughts:

The premise for this book had me really intrigued. An elf bitten by a vampire and banished from Elvin lands until he could break a curse on his people, a situation that had been prophesied hundreds and hundreds of years before he was born? Sounds pretty unique, if you ask me. It could have been great, epic even and the overall plot was pretty good, start to finish. Unfortunately, the execution left quite a bit to be desired.

The sentence structure was odd and confusing at times: “Wished for the sun to rise, to awaken these humans, as they call themselves” and redundant at others: “The excitement which made me excited…”  I assume the former was to discern the Elvin from the human dialogue but it just became distracting. The latter, hopefully just an oversight during editing. There were also numerous, seemingly superfluous, details that hopefully come in to play in later books (existence or non-existence of dragons, the humans believe in them, but the elf “knows” there’s no such thing…). In this one, they were just tedious to read though. I basically skimmed the last 20% of the book, just to get to the finale- Does he kill her or not?

Again, the plot was promising, and there were some good parts. The world-building provided some good imagery, and the background of the curse was well-thought out.  I hope the next in the series helps to redeem its predecessor.

Rating: 2

HEAT Rating: Mild

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More




Genre: Paranormal Romance (Amish)

Series: Plain Fear #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher

ISBN: 978-1402279799

*Author’s website*

Plain Fear: Forgiven
Book #3
By Leanna Ellis

Samuel Fisher committed a sin of biblical proportions—he killed his own brother, Jacob. Samuel’s guilt overwhelms him as he struggles to understand the choices Jacob made which led to his death. Haunted by doubts and questions, Samuel starts down the same dark path of destruction. In the gripping final battle between hunters and vampires, Samuel must choose where his loyalties lie. The decisions he makes not only threaten the lives of those he loves, but determine if he will ultimately be forgiven.

Coming August 2013

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PLAIN FEAR: FORGIVEN by Leanna Ellis is an exciting finale to the Inspirational Amish Paranormal Romance. Book 3 in the “Plain Fear” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading all three “Plain Fear” titles. Seem”Plain Fear: Forsaken”,and “Plain Fear: Forbidden”. First let me say what an amazing series this has been. Filled with sacrifice,guilt,deception,redemption,faith, and love. Samuel Fisher killed his brother,Jacob, in a previous story. Now he is trying to deal with his guilt,and the sin he committed, he is also being stalked by a vampire,who wants nothing more than to capture his very soul. While, “Plain Fear: Forgiven” is a kinda coming of age story it is so much more,for you have the balance of sin and salvation,love and fear,temptation and redemption,faith against evil,sacrifice and the power of love. What a powerful story and a finale to die for literally. Well written with just the right amount of romance,faith and love. If you enjoy Vampires,Amish faith,community,and romance than “Plain Fear: Forgiven” is the story for you to read. A captivating story from beginning to the last page! Very intense with compelling,engaging,charismatic characters. A very different storyline than just a vampire story,good vs evil,it is a story of loss,deception and finding deliverance. A must read! Ms. Ellis also paints a vivid and realistic look at the Amish faith,their life, and their community. Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

BOUND BY NIGHT by Cynthia Eden…review…



Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Bound (Vampires/Werewolves) Series #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Release Date: April 30, 2012

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Bound Book 4

ISBN: 9780985554408

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: April 28, 2012
For the last fifteen years, vampire queen Iona has been dead to the world. Trapped under the power of a brutal curse, she has been helpless. A prisoner, locked within her own still body. Then alpha werewolf Jamie O’Connell fights his way to her side. After defeating the guards that surround her, Jamie gives Iona his blood…and she rises.
The world has changed a great deal in the last fifteen years, and Iona has changed, too. Once known as the Blood Queen because of her dark reputation, she now finds herself longing for the blood of only one man…only he isn’t just a man. She wants the blood of her werewolf–Jamie’s blood. But Iona doesn’t realize that Jamie has been keeping secrets from her. Very dark, dangerous secrets. And Iona may have traded one curse for another.
Now that he has Iona, Jamie vows to never let her go. He needs his Blood Queen in order to defeat his enemy, he needs her to make his own beast stronger, and…he just needs her. Jamie has risked his life to claimIona, and he won’t let anything break their bond. Not time. Not spells. Not even a wild and reckless vampire queen…
Warning: This is a hot vampire and werewolf romance novella…so in this story, you will find danger, lust, adult language and adult sexy times.
The word count for this story is 31,000.
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BOUND BY THE NIGHT by Cynthia Eden is a fast paced,action packe werewolf/vampire paranormal romance. Book #4 in the “Bound (Vampires/Werewolves) Series”,but can be read as a stand alone.See, Bound By Blood”,”Bound In Darkness”,and “Bound In Sin“. Vampire queen Iona,is a blood born vampire who has been placed under a sleeping spell by a werewolf for fifteen years.
Alpha werewolf Jamie O’Connell,out for revenge awakens Iona,only to find she is more than he expected. “Bound By The Night” has werewolves,vampires,witches,spells,secrets,shapeshifters,and betrayal. Oh and lots of passion,desire and hot sexy encounters. Bound by blood,Ionia and Jamie will be bound forever. But first they must eliminate their enemy,Jamie’s brother.A fast paced story of love unbound.Enemies becomes lovers.  Ms. Eden is a grand storyteller who will have you seeing vamps and weres as more than just blood,and hair but an intense love that bounds them forever. Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author’s website,and My Book  Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING:Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

KISS OF THE VAMPIRE by Cynthia Garner…



Mass Market Paperback:352 pages

Publisher:Forever; 1 Original edition (February 1, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-0446585118

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: February 1, 2012 | Series: Warriors of the Rift (Book 1)
Warriors of the Rift
Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.

Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she’s more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world’s mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . .
Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn’t interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.



KISS OF THE VAMPIRE by Cynthia Garner is an exciting debut paranormal romance. It is the first in the “Warriors of the Rift” series. A rift between two worlds,the paranormal and the human world is opened. Where half-breed,Nix de la Fuente,(half-human/half demon)detective,will have her second chance with her true love. And Tobias Caine,special agent,a vampire,and Nix’s true love but who is one a mission to find the friend him and his world. Together, they face passion,danger,murder,and a chance to save the world of humans,demons,vampires,shapeshifters,from an evil that could destroy them all. A must read. Written with depth,a twist or two,complex plot and a cast of characters who are strong,determined,and passion. This is an author to watch for and a series to be on guard for in the future. While you are wondering what’s next for this group of characters. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Forever,an imprint of Grand Central Publishing,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.



REVEIWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More

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