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Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole

February 6, 2015


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.

Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh

January 13, 2015


In this universe archangels are angels that have become so powerful they can destroy a city with a thought. They rule over humans from their aeries in the world's biggest cities. The setting is still the 21st century. Only instead of the rich and famous, the paparazzi prefer to follow angels around, while fans use social media to rave over their favorite angels. The archangels tolerate it but every now and then they set examples to make sure that humans know without a doubt who have the power over life and death.

My Top 10 Books of 2014

January 1, 2015


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


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

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

December 19, 2014


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.

Huntress by Christine Warren, Marjorie M. Liu, Caitlin Kittredge and Jenna Maclaine

December 13, 2014


Liu delivers a coming-of-age novella, a post apocalyptic fairy tale, where women are fed on for their life forces. it’s up to Maggie, a Jill-of-all-trades and one of the last female survivors, to hunt down and destroy an army of darkness. This story reminds me a little of the movie Legends starring a very young Tom Cruise and Mia Sara where the princess is taken into the lair of Darkness where she was tempted to become one of them. In The Robber Bride, Maggie is also taken by the leader of an army of supernatural beings.

Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane

December 11, 2014


This collection of four urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories works for me. I really liked Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals, and Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms. I also enjoyed Nalini Singh's Secrets at Midnight.

Dark Promise by M.L. Guida

November 14, 2014


She has been dreaming about him for years. He wants her and also needs her to save his race. But she is human, not quite 21, and he is a dragon demon living in an alternate universe called the Underworld. He also might just have to abduct her. Wooing her might take too much time, and […]

queen of shadows by dianne sylvan

November 11, 2010


A musician with the power to manipulate her audience’s emotions, in a city secretly ruled by an army of vampires, where head vampire falls in love with a fragile human after he finds her brutalized by thugs, and an excess of clichés.

private demon by lynn viehl

November 4, 2010


The investigation of a Darkyn vampire leads to the dying Jema. He enters her dreams to find out what she knows about the Brethren. Even if he saves her from cold-blooded killers, how can he save her from her mortality?