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Pierced

17860488Sorry for the lack of reviews, all… I got in a car accident and then Orange is the New Black season 2 came out on Netflix. 😛

Pierced
by: J.C. Mells
Pages: 333
Published: April 9th, 2013
ASIN: B00CAW3G66
From Goodreads: Imagine the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Betty Crocker.

That’s Pierce in a nutshell.

Pierce has been on the run for two years from the man who held her captive in a vampire compound for almost a decade. Life on the run would be a lot simpler if she didn’t suffer from several social disorders and ‘quirks’, have a ten-year-old brat in tow, as well as have two characters from a 1945 classic film living in her head and guiding her at every turn.

I really, really enjoyed this. I thought Pierce’s character was really fun and entertaining. I loved all of the different descriptions of her cooking. Cooking just seemed like something that wouldn’t fit with her personality, but it worked so well. The descriptions of her different mental disorders was fascinating to me. I’ve always been interested in those kind of characters. I thought the story was engaging and I found myself finishing it a lot quicker than I expected just because I couldn’t put it down. There’s so much more about this world that I want to know, so you better believe I’m interested in reading more in this series. I thought everything about the vampire compound was interesting. I have never seen anything quite like that in a paranormal novel before. Definitely enjoyed everything this book had to offer and recommend it to any paranormal fans. 🙂

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Shadow Man (Lash #2)

16154693by: Tara Fox Hall

Pages: 182

Published: 2012 by Bradly Publishing

From Goodreads: A renegade vampire begins amassing a flock of true believers, threatening America’s vampire hierarchy. Weresnake Lash partners with old enemy Danial and new allies Burl and Spiderboy to track down and annihilate them. Betrayed and left for dead, Lash reemerges the victor, edging ever upward in the Assassin’s Ranking, and catching the eye of the sultry nightclub singer Cassandra Nile. Drawn into drugs by Cassie, Lash begins to doubt himself, yearning to leave his life of violence, even as enemies close in from every side. When catastrophe strikes again, and Hill House is destroyed, Lash flees north to Devlin, again pledging service to a Vampire Ruler in return for both safety and revenge. Horrifically injured saving Devlin’s life, Lash is granted a potion to tremendously slow his aging, along with an evil request. Healed yet disheartened, Lash returns to his old friend Jasmine, who urges him to take Devlin’s offer.

Since the first book, I’ve found this series fascinating. I’ve never read anything with a weresnake before. I’ve also never read something with such a diverse amount of creatures in it. I loved the concept of Spiderboy’s character. I think this world is very creative and I love reading about it. I had the same trouble with this book that I did with this author’s other sequel. I wish I’d read the first book and this one back-to-back, because events from previous books aren’t explained. Characters from the previous book are mentioned and it took me a while to remember them. Other than that though, I really liked this book. It is very gritty though. There is a lot of sex and foul-language. If you’re someone who is easily offended, then I definitely wouldn’t suggest this book to you. If you are a fan of the paranormal and you’re looking for something that’s different from the usual, give this series a try. I wouldn’t suggest you start with this one though. You’ll still be able to understand the story, there will just be some confusing parts for you. Lash is a character you aren’t likely to soon forget. He’s a unique blend of characteristics that makes you love and hate him all at the same time. I love when a character can get into your head like that. I can’t wait to read more from this author… and I certainly hope there is more to come in this series. 🙂

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Broken Promise (Promise Me #2)

by16055874: Tara Fox Hall

Pages: 221

Published:  September 24th 2012 by Melange Books

ISBN: 9781612354729

From Goodreads: Shocked at Danial’s betrayal, Sarelle returns to her old home to consider her options. Yet even as Sar plans a reconciliation with Danial, Terian arrives, confessing his desire. When Theo witnesses Terian and Sar kiss, he angrily confronts Sar, leading to startling consequences. Will Sar’s heart choose Danial, Terian,…or Theo?

 

There were a lot of things I enjoyed about the book and also a few things I didn’t. Let’s talk about what I didn’t like first and get that out of the way. I didn’t like that there really wasn’t any refresher at all. I read a lot and there were a lot of books that I picked up between this one and the last one. I found myself getting confused a few times. I had to sort of fill in the blanks as best I could and hope that I remembered something close to what happened. I don’t like books that have too much explanation of what happened in previous books, but a little is necessary. I also had some issues with the fighting between Danial and Sarelle. I’m not going to give too much away, I don’t like having spoilers in my reviews, but I did think that a lot of it seemed too immature. I wanted more out of both of them. Now, that being said, I enjoyed this book. I finished it in one sitting. Things just kept happening that made me want to keep reading. That’s definitely something that an author should strive for. Don’t give the reader an opportunity to want to put the book down! 🙂 I was surprised with a few of the changes that occurred in the story and I’m still not sure how I’m hoping everything will turn out. But I hope I get to read more because I’m really enjoying a couple of these characters and I want to know more. I thought this title was very fitting, especially considering the previous book. If you enjoyed the last one, then you should definitely pick this up. If you haven’t read the first one in this series, then you NEED to. You can’t start this one without being very confused.

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Promise Me

By: Tara Fox Hall

Pages: 233

Published: May 27th 2012 by Melange Books

ISBN: 9781612354

From Goodreads: When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love. Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial’s relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire?

 

I will admit I was a little reluctant to read this… only because it was a vampire novel. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m absolutely burned out on them. I have a few series I will continue to read just because I’ve made it so far in them (and I’m definitely a completionist when it comes to books) but I’m reluctant to start anything new. This novel proved to me that there are still vampire stories out there that I will enjoy reading. Danial is in no way a perfect hero, but I think that’s what attracted me to him so much. There’s more to him than just a brooding undead. He’s a much richer character and I enjoyed reading about him. He’s also very attractive, but that’s always a good thing in these types of novels. Sar was also a great character. She had a lot to deal with on her own, but she knew how to do it and was a very independent woman. I felt like the hero and heroine really worked together. Neither one expected the other to give up their entire lives, maybe change a few things, but never give up who they truely are, and I think that’s really important in novels like this. I really enjoyed this novel. It was very refreshing to actually enjoy reading about vampires for once! I would definitely recommend this to paranormal romance fans, you won’t be disappointed!

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The Merzetti Effect

by: Norah Wilson

Published: June 6th, 2011 by Norah Wilson

ASIN: B0054QCKDA

From Goodreads: Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires. After a century of searching, he thinks he’s found the key to his vaccine – a surviving descendent of the Merzetti family. The Merzettis were virtually hunted to extinction over the years by rogue vampires who feared the anti-vampirism properties in their blood.

A foundling, nurse Ainsley Crawford has no idea that she carries a genetic gift, and Delano aims to keep it that way. He must keep her close, and ignorant, for he can leave nothing to chance. He manipulates events to ensure her unwitting cooperation. But when Delano’s arch enemy Radak Janecek mounts an all-out assault to destroy Delano and the fruits of his research, Delano is forced to draw Ainsley even closer to protect her. Inevitably, the attraction that has sparked between them from the first flares hot and urgent. Ainsley sees no reason why that attraction shouldn’t be consummated, but Delano knows succumbing to it is not just ill-advised; it could literally be the death of him.

 

I really enjoyed this novel. With the over-saturation of vampire romances out there I was a little hesitant and thought this may end up being something that is just like all of the others out there. But this was really a unique take on this genre. The idea that there is a sort of “anti-vampire” gene that Ainsley had that was transferable and potentially dangerous to vampires made this story really interesting, and of course the love story that much more dangerous. I think there was a lot about this novel that was cleverly written and I really enjoyed the story. I found myself reading through it very quickly. The action was quick and nothing in the storyline was overwhelmingly complicated or made me wish that parts had been left out of the novel, which can sometimes happen in the paranormal genre. Overall, this is a really fun read for a fan of paranormal romances. It is a little spicy so if you’re looking for a sweet romance, then this isn’t for you, but I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to sink their teeth into a new romance and escape reality for a while. 🙂

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