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Matrix of Destiny Series by Dara Joy

February 12, 2015

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Matrix of Destiny is funny, corny, ridiculous, and sexy. I had crazy fun reading this SciFi romance series. Its heroines may not be the brightest bulbs in the planet and the heroes not often be aboveboard with their intentions but they made me laugh. They also provide me with that element I hardly see in stories these days, the pursuit, the efforts of men to convince their beloved they are worth loving. An old-fashioned concept, I know, which is probably why I rarely encounter it these days in the books with I read, which are mostly urban fantasy and paranormal romances, yet I believe it does add suspense and tension to a story, so I don't think this preference is only due to personal values but also to a preference for stories that keep me on suspense.

Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole

February 6, 2015

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Oh, my. This series is hot. I have read paranormal romances before but Kresley Cole got me addicted. I don't really understand how it happened, so maybe writing about it will give me insights. The world of the Immortals After Dark (IAD) is populated by a variety of powerful immortals, from vampires to Lykae, witches, demons, sorceresses, Valkyries to gods and goddesses.

My Top 10 Books of 2014

January 1, 2015

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Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.

All Souls Trilogy #1: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

December 27, 2014

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A novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Sounds interesting, right?

Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1: Black Rook by Kelly Meade

December 25, 2014

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  She never saw this coming… Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and […]

Dark Kiss of the Reaper by Kristen Painter

December 23, 2014

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Despite the dark cover, this book reads more like a family drama featuring rival siblings, disapproving aunts, golden-boy-turns-rebel, and the upstart girlfriend. The siblings just happen to have wings and reap souls for a living, the aunts can manipulate the fates of humans, and the girlfriend is your normal down-on-her-luck-but-nice-girl-who-just-needs-a-break-and-a-dashing-man-who-will-see-her-beauty-and-worth-and-sweep-her-off-her-feet.

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

December 19, 2014

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The blurb was hot. The world-building had promise. The history of the angels and other immortals was tragic, and should lead to some interesting stories of tortured heroes. But the characters in this first volume are annoying. The angels treat women like sex toys and the female lead was spineless.