Review

Review: Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks (2011)

Love at Stake, Book 10

Heat Factor: Smoldering, but watch out for Hellfire. 

Character Chemistry: Cosmic insta sparks.

Plot: Fallen angel tries to get back into heaven by helping some good vampires defeat an evil vampire. Learns about love in the process. But specific sexual love, not the general anonymous love for humanity that all angels experience.  

Overall: A romance novel that is also a meditation on faith and free will.

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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2011)

All Souls Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: Heavy petting occurs, but I’m not convinced it’s sexy

Character Chemistry: Nah

Plot: Paranormal romance meets The DaVinci Code meets magic coming of age novel where a witch learns to control her powers

Overall: I finished this only through sheer stubbornness

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Review: Born in Fire by K.F. Breene (2017)

Fire and Ice Trilogy, Book 1

Heat Factor: No sex, but some very explicit moments of “we are very very ready to bone”

Character Chemistry: Lots of mistrust, but they are stuck with each other

Plot: Vampires vs mages plus inscrutable magic politics with a high body count

Overall: Too much snark

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