Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review: One More Bite by Jennifer Rardin

Review: One More Bite by Jennifer Rardin

Posted June 23, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

I almost gave up on the series after the last two books, Biting the Bullet and Bitten to Death. But not even 2 chapters into One More Bite I was glad I decided to read one more book. This installment of the Jaz Parks series is definitely my favorite. Jaz is at her top sarcastic form and Cole, her sexy sidekick is back in full force with his hilarious stories and commentary. “When do you think they’ll let me get my cell out?: Cole asked. “I promised Mom I’d text her as soon as we land. I’m going to stick my phone up some guy’s kilt, flash a picture, and then challenge her to guess what she’s seeing.” “That is so disgusting.” “What? I’ll get […]


Audio Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Audio Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Posted June 10, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

May have spoilers if you have not read books 1-3. Ok. This one is a re-read for me. Well, I cheated a little and checked out the audio book from the library and listened to it at work since I have so many other books to read at the moment. Anyway – I wanted to revisit this book to refresh my memory on the little details before the new season of True Blood starts on June 26th. The 4th season is based on the 4th book, Dead to the World. I read Dead to the World for the 1st time in 2009 and I loved it. The biggest thing that stuck with me from this book was the shower scene (if you have read it […]


Review: Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin

Posted June 8, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Bitten to Death is the fourth book in the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin. This one like the 3rd book was a little slow in my opinion. There was not enough action and I kept waiting for something to happen between Jaz and Vayl. I understand this is an Urban Fantasy series and the romance part is not usually “in-your-face” like in paranormal romance but come on, four books and still no hanky-panicky?! I’m sure I am feeling just a frustrated as Vayl. In Bitten to Death, Jaz, Vayl and David are invited to Vayl’s old Vampere Trust by the leader, Hamon, in hopes of finally catching Edward Samos, aka The Raptor. For those of you that have not read this series yet, Samos is the […]


Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Posted May 20, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

In one word…. BLAH. I hate to be negative since I really have enjoyed most of this series but the last two books has been SLOW and a disappointment to me. Dead Reckoning has now replaced Dead in the Family as my least favorite book in the series.It wasn’t all bad; we did get some background info onSookie’sfae blood and her Gran. And there was some intense moments betweenSookie and Eric and then between Eric and Pam but over all it didn’t really have any action until about the last 50 or so pages. On a bright note we got a bit of “Bubba” and for you Bill fans there was a few scenes between him andSookie.Dead in the Family felt like a bridge book so I was […]


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 […]