Blog Tour: “The Darkest Torment” by Gena Showalter

Does the thought of a sexy bad boy demon falling in love with a mortal woman appeal to you? What about hell puppies? Then The Darkest Torment should be right up your alley. It’s the newest installment in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter, and is also a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, whichRead more

“Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance” edited by Mitzi Szereto

Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance is a collection of fifteen erotic short stories featuring ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump (see what I did there?) in the night.  The stories draw on the gothic literary tradition, which at its heart has always paired romanticism with apprehension of the unknown.  This is oneRead more

DNF Review: “Spellbound” by Sylvia Day

  Normally I’m a very persistent reader and don’t give up on books easily.  I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve DNF’d since starting this blog (for non book blogger friends, DNF=Did Not Finish).  Spellbound by Sylvia Day is one of them. I picked up the book because it was onRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Forever” by Jacquelyn Frank

  I reviewed the first World of the Nightwalkers book, Forbidden, earlier this month, and am following up with a review of Forever, the second book in the series.  This post is part of a blog tour celebrating the release of the third book, entitled Forsaken.  I am giving away a set of all three booksRead more

“The Demon Abraxas” by Rachel Calish

  Generally I steer clear of paranormal romance, but I was intrigued by The Demon Abraxas because it featured a lesbian couple.  Speculative fiction is greatly enriched by diversity, and a love story between two women who get mixed up with the supernatural seemed right up my alley. When a San Francisco businesswoman named AnaRead more

“Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

  A few days ago at work a library patron brought in this book as a donation for the staff book exchange.  “Please don’t judge me, it’s YA,” she said.  “And it was really good.”  Based on her recommendation, I decided to borrow it for the weekend. “Beautiful Creatures” isn’t the type of book thatRead more