Genre: Paranormal

Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

Posted May 22, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

I have been dying to get back to urban fantasy for a while now, it’s what got me back into reading after college, so it has a big piece of my heart. I wanted a book that had to do with witches, because I don’t have enough books with witches in them. I picked up this book thinking it was the first book in the series (its not) and when I realized it wasn’t I was slightly worried I would feel like I missed out, but the author did a great job of recapping in a way that wasn’t overwhelming and I never felt like I was lost of confused, so if you happen upon this book without reading the first you will still be good to go. Okay first off, I liked this book, I feel like over the past couple of years Urban Fantasy is kind of dying out, or being seriously reduced, so I was so happy to find a book recently released that was of pretty good quality. I liked the law enforcement angle, especially since in this world the supernatural races seem to really kind of stick to their own, this way Donata has a reason to interact with all kinds and it much more fun story. Donata by herself though is pretty interesting, she is kind of low-key, especially compared to the people in her family. She may come from well of snobby people, but she is totally cool drinking a dive bar, living […]

Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Posted May 2, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

I don’t know what I was fully expecting out of this book, but honestly whatever I was expecting, the book was way better. I think I went into this thinking it was going to be more romantic comedy then anything else, mostly because that’s kind of how much online dating books tend to go, a lot of weird first dates, finally finding the right guy (although almost always not through the website) and some laughs and a HEA as the cherry on top. This book totally had some funny moments, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t call the book a romantic comedy. I loved how the book started off, frankly Silver at a party throwing drinks at people is good way to both get a good laugh, and get good sense of her personality. Silver is sassy, sometimes combative, has a lot of guts, has great inner monologue, and she is just honestly fun to read and easy to like. As for the whole vampire element to this book, I have to say I like how it was handled. Vamps are out in the open, but it’s almost like nonchalant like, sure there are vampires out in the world, but they don’t require blood, and no one really fears them. That actually kind of worked for me, mostly because the vampires were more like people, they had the same traits they had when they were human, they just were stronger, maybe had an ability or two, and lived forever […]

Once Bitten by Heather McCorkle

Posted April 24, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Once Bitten by Heather McCorkle

Once upon a time, I pretty much exclusively read urban fantasy and paranormal romance, it was the genre that got me back into my love of reading. I still dabble from time to time, but mostly I read a lot of romance these days. But I have always had a soft spot in my heart but UF and PNR, especially when it comes to werewolves, or really any kind of shifter book. This book was an easy pick up for me, because not only was it a shifter book, but it was already really rooted in Norse mythology, which has recently become a bit of a fascination for me. Once of the things that tends to make UF and PNR not always work for me is world building. Let’s face it explaining the rules to how a society works and all the history that goes along with that can be confusing to a reader if not done well, or worse can come off as super boring. Heather didn’t hesitate to jump right in with this book, we have Sonya getting bitten within the first couple of pages of the book, and it was definitely not a good experience for her. I liked how we jump right in, and how we really got the opportunity to learn about the world at the same time as Sonya did, her questions were my questions, and just in general I felt like the world was explained really well. I will say that at the […]

Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Posted February 16, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

I’ll admit I was a little bit leery about picking up this book to read, I figured since it was so far into the series that I would be inundated with a bunch of characters that had already been established and it would be next to impossible to follow. I was super wrong, this book is easily a standalone, yes there were characters from the other books in this one, but they were truly support characters, and I appreciated that the focus was mostly on our two main characters. Truth be told when I first started reading urban fantasy/paranormal romance book it wasn’t the vamps that attracted me, it was shifters. There is just something about shifters that makes me happy. I was really intrigued by the blurb on this book, because Raven was turned against her will, it makes for some seriously emotional times, and I love that. Also I liked the idea because our lead guy being a lone wolf, which is a complication in of itself since wolves are pack animals by nature. So when we meet Raven, it’s beyond clear she is in a bad spot, I mean she is literally running away from her pack. But hey, after getting to know Raven’s pack over the course of the book, it is totally understandable why she would want to run as fast as she could in the opposite direction. I liked Raven, she’s a strong woman. She is in an impossible situation, she wants to do […]

Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley

Posted October 2, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley

I started reviewing books of the urban fantasy persuasion, before I fell over heads with romance. But every once in a while I like to dive back into urban fantasy and the paranormal, especially if a synopsis really intrigues me. I have to admit that when I read the blurb for this book I was beyond intrigued. I loved the cover art, I loved the whole Vikings and Valkyries theme, and I love when these themes are set in modern day. This book is book two in the series, but honestly I think it can be read as a standalone, you’ll see the couple from the first book in this one, but the author does a great job of world-building within this book, so you can without a doubt read it on its own. So I really do kind of love Astrid. Astrid is a warrior in every sense of the word, and when the book starts she is sent on a mission to go pick someone up. It shouldn’t be too big of a deal, so she’s sent by herself. It’s clear from the beginning that Astrid doesn’t think all that highly of herself. She wants to prove to everyone that she is worthy, but no one doubts her like she doubts herself. I will admit she occasionally makes some decisions that she really shouldn’t have because she doesn’t want to be seen as weak or like she can’t do the job own her own. But regardless of her […]

In The Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler

Posted January 27, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
In The Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler

Werewolf cops, it should be the recipe for some awesomeness. This book is a stand alone in a book series about SWAT cops who just happen to be all made up of werewolves. I went into this book expecting a lot of action, and probably some sort of suspenseful plot that was going to keep me guessing. There was definitely a lot of action in this book, and some of it I enjoyed, and there was a pretty major mob plot, which definitely made things interesting, but I wasn’t a huge fan of this book. So when the book starts we kind of are slammed into this intense raid by our SWAT wolves, one in particular, Eric, and who should he find on this outing, why Jayna, our heroine. Jayna is on the wrong side of the law, but something about her keeps Eric from taking her in, so instead he hides her. Jayna clearly captivates him so he tracks her down to try and figure out what kind of situation she is mixed up in. Eric made this book for me, I liked him the most in this book. He’s a stand up guy, and kind of a baby wolf too. I was really surprised how little these werewolves know about being werewolves. I mean it’s not just one or two of them that don’t have all the information, it’s pretty much all of the wolves who are missing out on all the intricacies on what being a wolf […]

The Alphas Temporary Mate by Victoria Davies

Posted January 25, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Alphas Temporary Mate by Victoria Davies

I love the idea of a dating service for supernaturals, seriously it just sounds like a fun set up for a book, and even better set up for a romance book. So I went into this book pretty excited about what it might bring, even though it was already a couple books in. Thankfully this book can totally be read on its on, you do get a sense of what the other books are about when you meet some of the other characters in the book, but honestly all that did was make me want to read those other books as well, I wasn’t confused or out of place at all. So part of the reason why I was excited about this book is because it had to do with wolves, and I love me some werewolves. So Kieran is a werewolf and Chloe is a witch, it seemed like an unlikely pair to me, but I was all for it (in fact I wish I had read more books with witches in them). So the whole premise of the book is that Kieran is looking for a temporary mate, someone who he can bring to his yearly pack get together, to convince them that he is actively looking for a mate, something the pack all want and need him to do (him being the alpha and everything). So he hires the supernatural dating service that Chloe works for, and honestly from the moment he met Chloe you could tell that she […]

Kissed by Water by Delwyn Jenkins

Posted October 6, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Kissed by Water by Delwyn Jenkins

So I picked up this book because I love books about witches, I may have gotten a little warn out with the whole vampire thing in paranormal books, but witches and shifters are my favorites to read about. Plus with this book it seemed like from the synopsis it seemed like our hero would be coming out of a bad place, and I love having kind of a darker hero in books. So while the premise of the book was super intriguing for me, I think this is a book that has to be read in order. I haven’t read the other books in the series, and honestly it took me a long time to really feel like I had a handle on what was going on. The author does try to fill you in on everything without having to do any info dumps on you, but like I said it takes a while to really get a good grasp on everything. So this book has a lot of intrigue and build up, and I think if I had read the other two books, then I would be able to say with certainty that this is a very intricate plot line, one that is definitely interesting to read. When you start the book you have Tristan being basically held hostage in his mind, he’s in a magically induced coma and pretty much everyone has given up on him. Except of course for our heroine, Charlotte. Charlotte sneaks out, puts herself […]

Ghost of You by Kelly Moran

Posted September 21, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Ghost of You by Kelly Moran

Full disclosure, I don’t like ghosts. Like at all. I don’t watch horror movies, I hate all things ghosts (although in an urban fantasy I’m more open to them), but in general I don’t like ghosts. And this book for me was one of those happy accidents, because I didn’t pay much attention to the synopsis past it was two people who worked together and didn’t get along (I love love to hate romances), and when I opened to the first page and realized this was basically about ghost hunters, I was so worried I was going to hate it right off the bat. But as it turns out, I actually really enjoyed the book. I think for me, most times I find ghosts tend to come off as cheesy, or it borders too much on horror and I’m a wimp who can’t handle horror. But in this case, the ghosts had more depth then I was expecting, and the book as a whole was very character driven, Sammy and Cain are both complex characters who I enjoyed getting to know, so it worked for me. So I liked both of the main characters in this book a lot, which is super rare for me. I think what I liked a lot about both of them is that they both have pasts with some similiarity but they both respond to it in such different ways, it makes them two very different. But in spite of their personality differences and the […]

His Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier

Posted August 29, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay / 0 Comments
His Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier

I have to say I am really glad that I have been splitting my time more evenly between romance and urban fantasy books, I have this bad habit of getting roped into one genre and sticking with it for a long period, but thankfully not anymore. I have always loved urban fantasy, and one of my favorite magical types is the witch, so when I saw a book that revolved around witches I knew I wanted to check it out. This is the second book in the series, and while yes you can read it as a standalone (like I did) I think it would be a lot better if you read the first book first, I felt like I was missing out on some bigger events and some of the relationships between the characters by not having read the first book first. So first off I am going to start with Brye. When the book starts she is dealing with some serious events that just happened recently (I’m assuming in the first book), she was kidnapped and seriously scarred by the attack. Not just her face is scarred though, she really been emotionally scarred by it all as well. She went from being like the popular beautiful type to being ridiculed by teenagers in a department store and feeling like everything in her life from before the attack just wasn’t worth it anymore. I felt so bad for her, especially in the beginning. I mean she’s clearly dealing with […]