Review: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Don't Bite the BridesmaidTitle: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid (Sons of Kane #1)
Author: Tiffany Allee
Release Date: 27 May 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 209 pages
Publisher: Entangled Covet
ISBN: 9781622668045
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star
 

Alice Shepard is in a pickle. Her sister has planned a week long cruise to coincide with her wedding and Alice needs a date. Not any date you understand, but the kind of man that will make her cheating, lying ex-fiancé jealous. Her next door neighbour Noah seems to fit the bill and he reluctantly agrees to her proposition as he needs to escape impending doom in the form of an arranged marriage. Continue reading

Review: Cards & Caravans by Cindy Spencer Pape

Cards & CaravansTitle: Cards & Caravans (Gaslight Chronicles #5)
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Release Date: 18 March 2013
Genre: Steampunk
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426895227
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star

Connor McKay failed to win the fair Wink’s heart and so got transferred out of London. He got word that a young lady, Belinda, had been convicted of witchcraft and decided to investigate. As a Knight of the Order of the Round Table, Connor is used to sniffing out and monitoring all sorts of supernatural things. Belinda clearly has powers but they are so small she couldn’t have done much damage. Deciding the whole situation is suss, he whisks her away to his family’s place. Continue reading

Review: Moonlight & Mechanicals by Cindy Spencer Pape

Moonlight & MechanicalsTitle: Moonlight & Mechanicals (Gaslight Chronicles #4)
Author: Cindy Spencer Pape
Release Date: 22 October 2012
Genre: Steampunk
Page count: 176 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426894527
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star
Wink is all grown up and while she is an engineer who has sound ideas on the uses of electricity, everyone seems to want her to get married. Her suitor Connor is a dear friend but there is no spark between them. The man she really wants, Liam, claims he doesn’t want her. Wink is thrown together with Liam as they try to find what happened to the scores of people and dogs that have recently gone missing in London and how to protect the Queen from a villainous plot. Continue reading

Review: Make Mine a Bad Boy by Katie Lane

Make Mine a Bad BoyTitle: Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas #2)
Author: Katie Lane
Release Date: 1 June 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 328 pages
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 9780446582797
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star
 

Hope is just plain out of luck. When she failed to make it big in Hollywood, she thought she could get hitched to her backup plan, Slate. Unfortunately her identical twin sister Faith has swept him off his feet and she’s all alone. Well, not quite all alone as Colt Lomax is determined to win Hope’s heart. Continue reading

Review: Back to You by Robin Kaye

Back to YouTitle: Back to You (Bad Boys of Red Hook #1)
Author: Robin Kaye
Release Date: 31 December 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 384 pages
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451413550
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star
 

Storm Decker is a bad boy – we know this from the series title. He fled Red Hook and broke Breanna Collins’ heart. He put his successful career as a shipbuilding architect in Auckland on hold to care for his ill father, Pete.  He hopes to rekindle his relationship with Breanna but she wants very little to do with him. Continue reading

Review: The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White

The Girl on Legare StreetTitle: The Girl on Legare Street (Tradd Street #2)
Author: Karen White
Release Date: 3 November 2009 (first published 1 September 2008)
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Page count: 352 pages
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155646
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star

Melanie has just got used to her Tradd Street house and her psychic powers but the arrival of her mother Ginnette after thirty-five years throws her into a tailspin. An evil spirit has emerged in Ginnette’s house and is quickly gaining strength. Melanie has to figure out what has upset the spirit and how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Review: Shadow Sight by E J Stevens

Shadow SightTitle: Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1)
Author: E J Stevens
Release Date: 1 July 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page count: 243
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
ISBN: 0984247580
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star

Ivy Granger has the gift of psychometry which means she is able to ‘read’ objects. Unfortunately she lacks the ability to switch off her ability and touching even the littlest of things can give her a horrific vision. The Kelpie King has been kidnapped and Ivy is hired to find his bridle. Things aren’t quite that simple though and Ivy soon finds herself embroiled in a massive fight against the each uisge. Continue reading

Review: Heiress in Love by Christina Brooke

Heiress in LoveTitle: Heiress in Love (Ministry of Marriage #1)
Author: Christina Brooke
Release Date: 28 June 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 368 pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia
ISBN: 9781921518829
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star

The Ministry of Marriage (MoM) is a select group of powerful men and women in Britain who arrange marriages between their houses. Marriage after all is a business and a desirable way to gain political or economic advantages. Love certainly never enters into things. Jane Westruther was the victim of the MoM’s meddling. She did her duty and married Jonathon Westruther, Earl of Dauntry even though they weren’t suited to each other. When Jonathon dies suddenly, Jane hopes she will be left free to live out her life as she wishes, caring for her adopted son Luke. Unfortunately, Jonathan has split his estate leaving the title, lands and guardianship of Luke to his cousin Constantine but the actual money to Jane. If Constantine and Jane can’t agree to marry then she will lose Luke and he will lose the estate. Continue reading

Review: Scythe Does Matter by Gina X. Grant

Scythe Does MatterTitle: Scythe Does Matter (The Reluctant Reaper #2)
Author: Gina X. Grant
Release Date: 15 July 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page count: 200 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN: 9781476728698
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star
 

At the beginning we have a quick recap of what has happened so far. Kirsty D’Arc lost her appeal to be returned to her body because the wrong stapler was used as evidence. Kirsty discovers her evil ex-boss Conrad’s latest plot and decides to become a reaper in order to thwart him. Continue reading

Review: Tulle Death Do Us Part by Annette Blair

Tulle Death Do Us PartTitle: Tulle Death Do Us Part (A Vintage Magic Mystery #6)
Author: Annette Blair
Release Date: 2 July 2013
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Page count: 272 pages
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425251935
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads
3star
 

This is another solid outing for Madeira “Maddie” Cutler with a satisfying mystery and huge relationship development. Maddie runs a vintage clothing store which can be a bit of a problem as she gets visions of the past from some of the clothes she touches. The builders renovating her store, Vintage Magic, find a box in the attic with a scrap of a vintage petticoat inside. When she touches the fabric, she gets a vision of a scavenger hunt that went terribly wrong and sets about investigating a possible death. Continue reading