Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review: Eternal Hearts by Jennifer Turner

Review: Eternal Hearts by Jennifer Turner

Posted May 15, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

Jennifer Turner has done it again, I could not put down Eternal Hearts. The second installment in Darkness Within series had just as much humor and amazing characters as the first one, Eternal Seduction. EH had a different feel than ES. Were as ES dealt more with relationships and internal battles and the secret world of vampires, Eternal Hearts had more action and a “mystery” to solve. There was a lot of connecting the dots from the first book to the second and I just know I’ll have more “a-ha!” moments while reading the 3rd book, Eternal Embrace (release date TBA). I love it when an author feeds you pieces of a larger puzzle through out a series. It keeps the story exciting and has […]


Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Biting the Bullet by Jennifer Rardin

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

I’m on the fence about this series. I like it but do not love it. I keep reading to see what happens but I found myself skimming this installment just to get to the end of it. So far this series is written with more internal monologue (in Jaz’s head) than actual dialogue and it gets a little much. I want more interaction between the characters. Don’t get me wrong the characters are great but I’m ready for something to happen romantically between Jaz and Vayl or Jaz and Cole. The whole will they, won’t they is driving me nuts. I enjoyed the Once Bitten, Twice Shy (1st) & Another One Bites the Dust (2nd) more than this one but I will continue the series to […]


Mini – Review: Shimmerspell

Mini – Review: Shimmerspell

Posted May 9, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Shimmerspell is a Novella about faeries that is loosely based on the story of Morgan le Fay. Even though it is a Novella it packed full of great characters and plot lines. While reading it, I almost forgot it was not a full length novel. The plot was very interesting and kept me well entertained. Shimmerspell starts out in a high school setting where the heroine, Jensen, doesn’t know that Fae exist let alone that she is part Fae herself. Until something happens to her one day at school and then all the sudden the cute guy that she had noticed only a few days ago is not quite the same. Like the fact that he now has wings. Ms. Spencer does and excellent job of […]


Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Review: Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Posted May 8, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Often in series there is a safe and sometimes predictability to the characters and story once you are few books into the series. But even though Hard Bitten is the fourth installment of the Chicagoland Vampire series, it is by no means predictable. Hard Bitten picks up where Twice Bitten leaves off. The Cadogan House is trying to put their house back together, physically and mentally. And of course Merit and Ethan are still dealing with their complex relationship. Ethan is trying to get Merit to forgive him and trust him with her heart after he broke it. Ethan is doing what most people either can’t or won’t do, and that is change. Merit is too afraid to think that his changes are true and […]


Audio Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Audio Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Posted April 27, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

  Overall this series is something of a post-apocalyptic universe where technology and magic struggle for control over the world. The plots are complex, exhilarating and even though this is urban fantasy there is still a healthy dose of romance. This book has the most romance so far, but this is not your standard romance where you know that all will be well in the end. Kate is such a great heroine. She is strong-minded and tough, smart ass chick that is totally likeable. And in this 4th installment of the series, we do not just see the tough sword swinging Kate but we also get to see her softer side. If you are up to date on the series then you will remember the […]


Review: Eternal Seduction by Jennifer Turner

Review: Eternal Seduction by Jennifer Turner

Posted April 21, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

I first read Eternal Seduction in 2009 after I saw a few posts about it in one of my Shelfari groups. I loved it so much that I looked up the author to find out if she had any more books out and found that she was writing a second book in the series, Eternal Hearts. After a lot of work on Ms. Turner’s part to get EH published it is finally being released June 1, 2011. So I decided to do a re-read of ES to refresh my memory on the characters and the developing plot since the main character of EH is introduced in Eternal Seduction. This is not your usual paranormal romance where the human heroine tries to save the brooding thousands-year-old […]


Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Posted April 3, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Jaz is a tough heroine with a smart mouth. Got to love those kick-ass chicks with attitude. She is a totally believable character with her family problems with her stubborn dad, little sister, and twin brother. And since this book is about a tough heroine that works for the C.I.A. that is partnered with a Vamp you know there will be action in the book. There was a good mix of humor with action and I liked the side characters and hope they continue to show up in future books. The relationship that Jaz and Vayl have starts out as a great working partnership and then by the end of the book it turns into something more. But there is not much romance in this […]


Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Posted March 27, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

River Marked has different feel to it than the previous Mercy Thompson books. In this installment you get to see more of the relationship between Mercy and Adam as well as get a peek into Mercy’s heritage. The book starts off a few weeks after Silver Borne ended. Mercy is living with Adam in his house. We haven’t seen Stefan since the devastating events of Bone Crossed. So while Adam is out-of-town on business Mercy decides to check in on Stefan and bring him as her date Warren and Kyle’s for their weekly bad movie date. Mercy is shocked at the condition that Stefan and is household is in. With the help of Warren and another one of the pack’s wolves, Ben, they work on […]