2014 ARCHIVES (5 Star Reviews)


December 14, 2014 - December 21, 2014

My Dragon Masters (Sanctuary, Texas, #2)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2014
Trapped in the human realm, most of the supernatural creatures, known as 'Others', would prefer to return to their magical kingdom beyond the veil. But under a shroud of magic, one small community is thriving [...]
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Desert Star (The Desert Series, #2)
by Lisette Brodey
Published 2014
As old buildings are being reopened, there are still a few restless spirits who aren't quite ready to move on ... and they are about to make themselves known in a very big way [...]
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November 30, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Unwrapping Tess (Vegas Mates, #5)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2014
Tess never expected to find herself drawn to a shifter outside of her pack... and Patrick O'Hearn is not only an outsider, but one of the most formidable shifters she's ever met [...]
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November 23, 2014 - November 30, 2014

The One (The One Saga, #1)
by Annaliese Plowright
Published 2012
This story starts out with a glimpse into the past, showing the interactions between two immoral sisters. Brook Davenport, now in the witness protection program, is heading toward a new life in Claremont, Scotland [...]
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Napoleon (Pierced, #5)
by J.C. Mells
Published 2014
A hot, straight, Swedish exchange student, Sixten Dahl, spent the summer flirting with him, just for kicks. And while Napoleon knew he never had a chance with Sixten, the attraction he felt was undeniable [...]
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November 2, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Blood Deep (Blackthorn, #4)
by Lindsay J. Pryor
Published 2014
Lycans, vampires, humans, and other creatures come out to play in Blackthorn. But it is a dangerous playground, where hapless souls oftentimes find themselves on the receiving end of the oppressive cons that rule the otherwise lawless city [...]
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October 26, 2014 - November 2, 2014

A Taste of Winter (Lakeside, #2)
by Laila Blake
Published 2014
Owain, a mysterious Blaidyn; and Moira, a human/fae hybrid were last seen fleeing Castle Richmond, and have now set out on a journey as an eager couple, young and in love. But quickly, Moira learns that life outside the safety of the castle isn't all wondrous [...]
October 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Nightshade (The Sun Born, #2)
by Cecily Flynn
Published 2014
James does in fact have a plan, but as Ana soon discovers it is easy to get lulled into his intrigue, and to overlook the obscurities. Nevertheless, a dark side is looming, and with every turn of the page another facet of this hypnotic tale is revealed [...] 
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Killer Queen (A Painted Faces Novel)
by L.H. Conway
Published 2014
Taking us beyond the original tale, our lovely main characters delve into new territory. And while there are some painful moments, this is an exciting love story full of hope, promise, and intrigue [...]
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October 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil Series, #3)
by Pippa DaCosta
Published 2014
Stefan, the ice-elemental half-demon, continues to make Muse question her loyalties and motives. As if battling her own demon isn't hard enough, she is drawn to Stefan like a moth to a flame. But behind the ice-blue eyes is a complex being [...]
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Painted Faces
by L.H. Cosway
Published 2012
His name is Nicholas, and before long Fred finds herself at a local club where he's scheduled to perform. Not sure what to expect, she is shocked to see his transformation into the singing sensation, Vivica Blue. Sporting stilettos and hot pants, with his shiny black hair slicked back from his face, Nicholas is lovelier than ever [...]
October 5, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Wings of Hope (The Veil Series, #0.5)
by Pippa DaCosta
Published 2014
Mammon, also known as the Prince of Greed, shows Muse another way of life. While her human side has always been a source of shame, Mammon seems fascinated with the soft, fragile being within. He introduces her to the concept of freedom [...]
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Kissed by a Demon Spy
by Sharon Kay
Published 2014
On the other side of Torth, in a village called Ivydale, a Deserati demon named Aden is building up his business as an innkeeper. In a village where pixies and demons live peacefully, Aden lives with a dark secret [...]
September 21, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Vespertine (The Sun Born, #1)
by Cecily Flynn
Published 2014
We travel from modern day Canada to the 1800s, where a journey through Switzerland, Poland, and France describes an intricate series of events leading back to the town of Cold Water. A perfect balance between old and new, there is a dark familiarity between these two worlds around every corner [...]
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Mystical High (The Desert Series, #1)
by Lisette Brodey
Published 2013
What is lurking in the hallways, and what does this strange presence really want with the students and faculty of Mystical High? The mystery extends beyond the walls of the high school, and takes us through the small desert town [...]
September 14, 2014 - September 21, 2014

My Viking Vampire (Sanctuary, Texas, #1)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2014
Erick Thorson, a centuries-old vampire, is drawn to Bailey. She reminds him of someone from his past. So, when he spies his sworn enemy, Darius -- a djinn, with whom he's been battling for centuries -- stalking Bailey, he takes matters into his own hands [...]
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August 24, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Perfect (Pierced, #4)
by J.C. Mells
Published 2014
Once she sleeps, her dreamwalking is taking her back to the very source of her trauma... back to Dorian. And now, above the rafters of Dorian's secret lair, a mysterious creature lurks, with leathery wings [...]
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July 20, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Hemlock (Tales of a Traveler, #1)
by N.J. Layouni
Published 2014
When Martha finds herself stranded in a medieval world, she agrees to pose as the wife of a handsome stranger, Vadim, who promises to assist her in finding her way home. But as they set out on their journey, there are obstacles around every bend [...]
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Veiled Target (Veilers, #1)
by Robin Bielman
Published 2014
Hugh Langston is a wolfen shifter, and a pack leader to a nearly extinct pack in Los Angeles. In addition to his wolfen role, Hugh works in search and rescue, and has a natural drive to be in charge of operations. So, when his second in command goes missing [...]
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July 13, 2014 - July 20, 2014

Wicked Flames (The Solsti Prophecy, #3)
by Sharon Kay
Published 2014
Demons are all around her. Some are there to protect her, while others are there to cause her harm. But with portals to the other realm showing up on Earth the Hunter demon, Mathias [...]
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June 29, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Laika in Lisan
by Maron Anrow
Published 2014
Recognizing the rare opportunity at hand, Laika jumps at the chance. But as she sets out through the mountainous, remote region of Lisan, strange events abound [...]
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June 15, 2014 - June 22, 2014

When You Are Mine (The Bennetts, #1)
by Kennedy Ryan
Published 2014
As the friendship between Kerris and Walsh intensifies, so does their attraction. But it goes far beyond physical. They understand each other, and are hopelessly drawn together like a moth to a flame. And they soon discover the pull is stronger than either one of them [...]
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June 8, 2014 - June 15, 2014

My Skylar (Gemini, #3)
by Penelope Ward
Published 2014
Skylar and Mitch's paths continued to cross. And although the story begins at a pivotal point in adulthood, we discover the full scope of their lives and interactions, as told by both Skylar and Mitch, including their perspectives on the obstacles in their way. Ultimately, these characters never quite let go [...]
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May 18, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Taking Nicole (Vegas Mates, #4)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2014
Nicole's troubled family history, hinged on old traditions, continues to burden the wolf packs. The rebellion that started in Las Vegas is advancing, and others have learned of Nicole's capture. With her pack on the alert, and Aaron at her side, will it be enough [...]
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May 4, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Devil May Care (The Veil Series, #2)
by Pippa DaCosta
Published 2014
We learn about the complex relationship between Akil and Muse, and get a peek into the history that brought Muse from her tortured life in the netherworld and into the City of Boston, where she did her best to bring forth her human side to live a normal life. Of course, all that has changed [...]
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Blood Rush (Demimonde, #2)
by Ash Krafton
Published 2013
As Sophie adjusts to her new role in the world of vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, she is becoming stronger, and more comfortable in her own skin. Still, the memories of her first love, the demivampire Marek Thurzo, haunt her [...]
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Status, the Game
by Vincent Robert Annunziato
Published 2014
Bob finds himself surrounded by smart, computer savvy young students. And while he dives headfirst into the gameplay, he gets in over his head [...]
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April 27, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Beyond the Veil (The Veil Series, #1)
by Pippa DaCosta
Published 2014
An explosion destroys the world around her--the only anchor to a life amongst the humans--leaving her with few options. She must seek out her old love, the Prince of Greed, who she left behind all those years ago, if she is to survive. But it will not come without risks [...]
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April 20, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Shielder (Shielder, #1)
by Catherine Spangler
Published 2014
Making stops on new planets and colonies along the way, Nessa discovers breathtakingly beauty, and exciting new worlds. Still, space travel holds many risks, especially when you're traveling with a Controller [...]
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April 6, 2014 - April 13, 2014

Cursed in Shadow (Legends of Oblivion, #1.5)
by Andrea R. Cooper
Published 2014
Brock Rashwe, son of the tree elves, and brother to the wind, earth, and water, is known to his Elvin people as the Vaer--the Bringer of Death. Having been bitten by a vampyre, Brock is cursed with a hunger that neither food nor drink will fulfill [...]
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March 16, 2014 - March 23, 2014

Anybody Out There?
by Marian Keyes
Published 2007
Anna awakens in her childhood home in Dublin with stitches in her face, a dislocated knee, and her hands smashed up. She has no memory of what happened to her. As soon as she is able, she returns to Manhattan, determined to find out why her life has turned upside down [...]
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March 9, 2014 - March 16, 2014

Caiden (A MacLaughlin Family Novella, #2)
by Emma Roman
Published 2014
Caiden is intrigued, and falls hard and fast for Lina. But Lina's focus is to get to a safer place. She is not looking to interact with any man, no matter how big, strong, or decent he seems [...]
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Possession (Fallen Angels, #5)
by J.R. Ward
Published 2013
Across town, Jim Heron still doesn't know whose soul is up for grabs. He is distracted by thoughts of Sissy, the girl who was murdered by the demon, Devina. And his plans to rescue Sissy from Devina's lair continue to dominate his thoughts [...]

February 23, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #1)
by Amelia Hutchins
Published 2013
Synthia "Syn" Raine McKenna is a witch who works for the Guild, an organization of witches that keep Otherworld creatures on the right track and out of the press [...]
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February 16, 2014 - February 23, 2014

The Beholder (The Beholder, #1)
by Ivan Amberlake
Published 2013
Now on the run with the beautiful and otherworldly Emily Ethan, Jason travels from New York to Paris in an attempt to outwit the powerful, dark leader, Pariah [...]
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February 9, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Candra's Freedom (The Golden Key Chronicles, #2)
by A.J. Nuest
Published 2013
In this new realm, where women are just as significant as men, Rowena tries to find her way... But whom can she trust? And who will ultimately betray that trust and later have to beg forgiveness [...]
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Touched by Fire (Sentinels, #2)
by Catherine Spangler
Published 2013
And although Luke's actions are extreme, underneath it all he is proving to be a loyal and fiercely protective man that Marla is just beginning to understand. And as she discovers the root of her own abilities, she begins to accept her role in the supernatural world... and it is no small role [...]
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Blood Torn (Blackthorn, #3)
by Lindsay J. Pryor
Published 2014
Jask Tao is the virile leader of the Blackthorn lycan pack. He is fierce, loyal, and determined to keep his pack safe, even at the risk of his own demise. He vows to suppress the intense attraction he feels toward his new captive, Sophia [...]
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January 19, 2014 - January 26, 2014

Wicked Waves (Solsti Prophecy, #2)
by Sharon Kay
Published 2013
From the barren wastelands to the lush forests, every river, wave, leaf, and drop of water comes to life! I really felt like the world the author created just popped off the pages [...]
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January 12, 2014 - January 19, 2014

Friend or Foe (Vampire Biker Series, #4)
by April M. Reign
Published 2013
We pick up right where we left off in the last book, and are launched into a battle scene where Dominic and Chari find themselves once again face to face, torn by their connection, and struggling in their conflict [...]
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The Slayers (Vampire Biker Series, #3)
by April M. Reign
Published 2013
We delve deeper into the world of vampires and werewolves in this third installment of the Disciples of the Damned series. And we get to know the slayers, who keep track of supernatural creatures living alongside the human population [...]
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January 5, 2014 - January 12, 2014

The Vypers (Vampire Biker Series, #2)
by April M. Reign
Published 2013
But first, he must gain the trust of old enemies if he is to get close to Florin's lair. He finds himself joining forces with other supernatural beings, including the motorcycle gang, the Vypers. It is risky. Still, Dominic will never give up until he gets to the root of the betrayal [...]
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