February 2014 Archive

Rescued from the Dark

17377290by: Lynda Kaye Frazier

Pages: 294

Published: February 9th 2013 by Black Opal Books

ISBN: 9781937329938\

From Goodreads: She has no memory of their love…

Kidnapped by terrorists and sent into a drug-induced coma, FBI intern Mercedes Kingsley awakes with no memory of her ordeal—or the intimate interlude that left her pregnant. Convinced her child was fathered by her ex-fiancé, Mercy walks away from the only man she has ever loved, determined to make things work with her ex, a man the FBI suspects is implicated in her abduction.

He knows the truth, but no one will listen…

FBI undercover agent Jason Michaels remembers what Mercy can’t and those memories are breaking his heart. Forced to keep his distance from his lover and their unborn child, Jason risks his life to protect Mercy from a cell of international terrorists who have vowed to get the secrets locked in her memory, no matter the cost. Can Jason convince Mercy to trust him until she remembers their past, or will he lose her to a man who will trap her in a nightmare world of darkness from which there is no escape?


I’ve said before that romantic suspense isn’t my favorite genre, so maybe I’m a little biased when I write this review. I find myself easily confused when there are a bunch of different story lines and characters. (This is why GoT is such a difficult read for me.) I was thrown around a lot in this story and wasn’t sure who I was supposed to be rooting for at times. I did love the relationship between Mercy and Jason. That’s the kind of stuff I love is a real connection between the hero and heroine. I also wanted a little more backstory on them. I think that there was a lot of action and interesting parts of the story. If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, then this might be right up your alley. I do think it’s well written and anyone that’s a fan of this genre should give it a change. There are a lot of good reviews that say maybe I’m being a little picky. I like more romantic story lines and less action (at least in the violent, non-paranormal type way.) Like I said, if you’re a fan of romantic suspense, please pick this book up and write a review that tells me how wrong I am. 🙂 I think there were a lot of good parts about this story and I wish that I had enjoyed it more.

Cupcakes: Romantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic Suspense

Buy this from Amazon here: Rescued from the Dark

A Pirate’s Curse

18157099By: M.L. Guida

Pages: 326

Published:  July 24th 2013 by Buffalo Mountain Press

ISBN: 9781490592992

From Goodreads: Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O’Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets.
Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life.
To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah’s misogynist fiancé and escape a crafty demon.


I thought this book was tons of fun! Vampire pirates?! Heck yes! I loved the world and the way the author wrote everything out. I loved her style. I love books where I can become fully absorbed and forget about the world around me. This book was one of those. I also am a sucker for books like this, where the heroine has to pretend to be someone she’s not and is successful in it. I loved seeing Kane be attracted to her and not understand why. He was concerned about it and that made it even better. I thought the tension between them was absolutely wonderful. It’s so much fun when the tension is so thick but the reason for why the two main characters can’t be together is more than just one person deciding that. In this novel there is a real reason and that makes it much more satisfying when they do get together.  I also am a suck for historical novels and paranormal is my favorite genre. This book weaved the two together brilliantly and I loved it. I read it in almost one sitting. I would definitely recommend this to fans of paranormal romance. I’d even recommend this to fans of historical romance, this might be a bit refreshing from some of the normal ones out there! If you’re looking for a new world to lose yourself in, then definitely pick this up. 🙂 Oh, and if there’s a sequel, I want it!

Cupcakes: Paranormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban Fantasy

Buy this from Amazon here: A Pirate’s Curse (Legends of the Soaring Phoenix)