fire burn and cauldron bubble

[color-box]Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory (Jolie Wilkins #1) Amazon Digital Services, Inc (July 2010), Ebook: 255 pages, Paranormal Romance Website • Goodreads • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Jolie Wilkins is a simple psychic (or so she thinks) with her own little shop on the outskirts of L.A. Her time is spent reading auras and looking into the future for other people. She isn’t getting rich but life is good, for Jolie, her cat, and her best friend, Christie. That is until Rand Balfour and his ghostly friend…


Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank (The Nightwalkers #3) Piatkus (March 2012) Paperback, 362 pages Paranormal Romance Right, so… I really don’t know where to start on this review. Mostly because I have never had to do a DNF before. I feel like I have wimped out, but with my reading time so limited, and my book list growing bigger and bigger, I am sad to say I don’t have the time to finish books I am just not enjoying, and I am gutted that I didn’t enjoy Elijah. I desperately wanted to…

A Winter Flame

A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson Simon & Schuster (Oct 2012) | Paperback, 404 pages Contemporary Romance | Chick Lit When I picked up A Winter Flame, I was hoping for a really warm, romantic Christmas read, especially after all the rave reviews I’d read when deciding whether to buy or not. Unfortunately  A Winter Flame wasn’t my cup of tea at all. Both leading characters were very irritating; Eve because she acted like a 12 year old towards Jacques instead of a grown women, and Jacques because he acted like a pompous…


Slights by Kaaron Warren Angry Robot (Aug 2010) Paperback, 528 pages Horror  Reviewer: Melanie Slights is narrated by Stevie who starts her tale with the fatality of her mother, a fatality which she indirectly causes driving her mother home after a boozy lunch. The story is told from Stevie’s POV and we learn of her past as she reminisces while carrying on with her life following the death of her mother. As we learn about her past we are introduced to the people in Steve’s life including her family, oddball neighbours…

Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Steals the Show US

Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville #10) by Carrie Vaughn Tor Books (Aug 2012) | Paperback, 342 pages Urban Fantasy I’ve had a love hate relationship with Kitty. On the one hand she’s a nice character, loyal and caring, but on the other she’s not very interesting, and shall I say, rather dull. Plus I’ve always struggled with buying into her badass-ery. She’s never really shown a fierce side, never goes into battle all guns blazing. Most of the time she has all her friends with her before she can fight…

Kim Newman - Anno Dracula

Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula #1) by Kim Newman Titan Books (May 2011) | Paperback, 547 pages | Horror Anno Dracula started off very promising. The mixture of Victorian England, real events and famous characters from history along with real-life people was enough of a draw for me to pick it up. It looked as though the author was going to take Jack the Ripper’s crimes and give them a paranormal twist, which I did find interesting. However, the story was very slow and didn’t pick up any pace. Each chapter was more like a ‘spot the…

Shawntelle Madison - Coveted

Coveted (Coveted #1) by Shawntelle Madison Ballantine Books (April 2012) Paperback, 291 pages | Paranormal Romance Coveted is my first DNF (did not finish). I’ve always made a point of pushing on to the bitter end, even if I wasn’t enjoying a book, even if the book was unremarkable or unimaginative. But there are so many aspects to this book I didn’t like, I made the decision that this time I wouldn’t put myself through it. Hence the DNF. The blurb about this book really piqued my interest – it states: ‘…inventive and…




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