Series Review

Series Review: Embers Duology by Victoria Larque (2021)

Heat Factor: Pretty low heat, considering this is a demon romance

Character Chemistry: Fane teasing Mihr is the highlight of this duology

Plot: A demon and an angel escape from Hell together and make a lot of people really angry in the process

Overall: Demon Rising is really fun, but Angel Falling kinda dragged

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Series Review: Daughters of Arianne by Joey W. Hill (2008–2009)

Heat Factor: There’s lotsa sex. Some of it is sexy. Some of it is wild. Some of it is BDSMy. And some of it is completely bonkers.

Character Chemistry: My female essence submits to your male energy.

Plot: A girl with a fish tail and a guy with wings hang out, do some traveling, and engage in an epic battle against the forces of evil. 

Overall: If you’re in the mood for bonkers morality-chain paranormal romance, then these books are wildly entertaining. With a lot of caveats.

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Review: Mermaid Steel by Jay Hartlove (2020)

Heat Factor: It takes them a while to figure out how to fit their anatomy together.

Character Chemistry: They say they love each other, but I wouldn’t say they have chemistry.

Plot: Sten the blacksmith and Chielle the mermaid meet and fall in love. Sadly, humans and mermaids don’t get along.

Overall: There’s nothing subtle about this book.

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Review: Oak King Holly King by Sebastian Nothwell (2022)

Heat Factor: It’s a lot of handies starting at 20%, with some other play mixed in, but the text is not especially focused on the sex

Character Chemistry: Insta affectionate and tender love

Plot: Shrike has to figure out how to survive being crowned Oak King; meanwhile, in the mortal realm, Wren is wound up in his employer’s guardianship drama probably more than he should be

Overall: If you like lush descriptions and the slower pacing of a historical faerie fantasy, I have a book for you.

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Review: A Touch of Stone and Snow by Milla Vane

A Gathering of Dragons, Book #2

Reviews of A Gathering of Dragons Prequel Novella and Book #1

Heat Factor: Lots of non-penetrative sex

Character Chemistry: “I love you so much that I will sacrifice myself to save you!” “Don’t do that, I will sacrifice myself to save you from sacrificing yourself!”

Plot: Second-chance forbidden romance plus a road trip to kill a demon

Overall: This one is capital-R Romantic.

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