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Audio Review: Kade’s Dark Embrace

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Kym Grosso

Immortals of New Orleans Series, Book 1

http://www.kymgrosso.com

Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 5th 2012 by Kindle Direct Publishing
After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him.Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?
review
4 Stars
 Sydney is an amazing woman. Strong, strong-willed, highly independent and damn good at what she does. She is a survivor. She has this amazing self-confidence not only in her work, her work ethic and just who she is. She’s worked hard to get where she’s at and she’s not gonna let anyone tell her what she can or cannot do. A woman after my own heart. She’s willing to put others above yourself and make sure justice is served. A damn fine woman, even if she is a bit hardheaded.Is there such thing as a dominant southern gentleman? If not well, Kade is the answer to that. Whenever he was on the page, it was like time stopped. Kade speaks with grace and manors. Delivering his message with the commanding dominance that shows the power and respect he has earned with his age. Kade is sexy, sophisticated it’s like his presence put you in a trance. Very easy to get lost into the dangerous man. I very much enjoyed reading Kade.I read this book on the recommendation of fellow Book Obsessed Chick and friend, Janet. I was in no way letdown. when I read this book it was like time stopped. I was amazed at how I got lost in the story. Kade and Sydney are fantastic, both together and apart. Strong personalities and amazing story line can’t me turning the pages. The dual setting of Philadelphia and New Orleans Intensifies the story and adds to the plot. Add in all the keeping move in action, steamy romance, stubborn woman, dominant vampire, hot shifter and you get a damn fine book. Kade’s Dark Emraces was free at the time I downloaded and I also purchased the audio book to go along. The narration by Ryan West gave these wonderful characters another voice, that I did another layer of depth to the story. The story flows wonderfully, you were easily able to distinguish the characters voices and the story is delivered with passion

deana

Cover Reveal: GYPSY by Patricia Rasey

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Grayson “Gypsy” Gabor loves the ladies. As a matter of fact, the more the merrier. Life is good. That is until a mishap with a sexy as hell redhead leaves them mated. The eldest of vampires, Vlad Tepes, gives him a choice: keep her or give her up for all eternity to his one-time best friend, Anton.

Tamera Cantrell sets her sights on the Vice President of the Sons of Sangue, Gypsy. One night gone wrong, and she finds herself in the middle of one vampire who hates her and one who adores her. She’s left with three months to prove to the one who despises her that he can’t live without her.

Add in one Mexican Cartel, a vindictive primordial vampire, and a rival MC out for blood, and Gypsy has his hands full with club business. When Tamera’s life becomes endangered, Gypsy must act quick or chance losing her forever.

 

While we are waiting for GYPSY, check out :

 

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Viper: http://www.amazon.com/Viper-Sons-Sangue-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00DXU05C2/

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Hawk: http://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Sons-Sangue-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00KK42LGW/

 

 

Don’t miss your chance to enter the giveaway! Win an autographed copy of Viper and Hawk, with a couple of can koozies from K&K Motorcycles, the Sons of Sangue’s shop.

 

Also click the link to see the model from the cover of Gypsy: Bryan Bensivy!

http://book-obsessed-chicks.blogspot.com/2014/11/cover-reveal-giveaway-gypsy-sons-of.html

Follow the link for the giveaway!

 

deana

Yasmine Galenorn’s Priestess Dreaming Blog Tour

Thanks for joining us for our stop on the PRIESTESS DREAMING blog tour!! Yasmine Galenorn “creates a world I never want to leave”, according to Sherrilyn Kenyon… and this is the next adventure in that world. The amount of world building, character development, and GREAT STORYTELLING in the Otherworld series is why it’s lasted so long, and why readers keep coming back.

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PRIESTESS DREAMING is the 16th book in the series, and D’Artigo sister Camille’s 6th book as the main point of view. In the series, the three sisters, Camille, Delilah, and Menolly, are each half fae, half “something else”. Camille is a Moon witch, who is, with her sisters and their partners, on continuing adventures to protect her family and friends, both on earth and in Otherworld, from a host of evil.

PriestessDreaming520We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…

With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time…

Check out our review of PRIESTESS DREAMING here ……….

https://coffeebookslifeblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/review-priestess-dreaming-by-yasmine-galenorn/

Here’s how YOU can pre-order your copy…

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I would definitely recommend reading the previous books in the series first. While each book does have a bit of a recap, there isn’t enough information (which would have to be considerable, honestly) to start this far into the story and fully understand all that’s going on. So, if you haven’t started the series, DEFINITELY pick up WITCHLING and get going!!! I promise, it won’t take you as long as you may think to get caught up. (Think marathon… order pizza for the family, and get comfy!!)

One way to start… if you haven’t yet… is to WIN a copy of WITCHLING!!!

See link at the end of this post!

Also, you can click the rafflecopter link below to enter a tour wide goodie bag prize hosted by Yasmine!!! (including random goodies, swag, and a $50 Gift Card!)

PRIESTESS DREAMING GOODIE BAG CONTEST

 

Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more fun posts, interviews, reviews… and more chances to WIN!! Also, check out Yasmine’s blog for another exclusive contest! Here are the rest of the blog stops leading up to PRIESTESS DREAMING’s release on Tuesday:

Wednesday 9/24
Literary Escapism
Books That Hook

Thursday 9/25
Bea’s Book Nook
Books, Life, Coffee Blog

Friday 9/26
Vampire Book Club
Romancing The Dark Side

Saturday 9/27
I Smell Sheep
Books Make Me Happy

Sunday 9/28
Nerd Girl Official
Binding Addiction

Monday 9/29
LilyElement
Paranormal Haven

Tuesday 9/30
Taking Time For Mommy
Book Lovin’ Mamas

 

Witchling
Witchling
Book 1
Changeling
Changeling
Book 2
Darkling
Darkling
Book 3
Dragon Wytch
Dragon Wytch
Book 4
Night Huntress
Night Huntress
Book 5
Demon Mistress
Demon Mistress
Book 6
Bone Magic
Bone Magic
Book 7
Harvest Hunting
Harvest Hunting
Book 8
Blood Wyne
Blood Wyne
Book 9
Courting Darkness
Courting Darkness
Book 10
Shaded Vision
Shaded Vision
Book 11
Shadow Rising
Shadow Rising
Book 12
Haunted Moon
Haunted Moon
Book 13
Autum Whispers
Autumn Whispers
Book 14
Crimson Veil
Crimson Veil
Book 15
Priestess Dreaming
Priestess Dreaming
Book 16

About Yasmine:

Hi, I’m New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn. In April 2012, I won a Career Achievement Award in Urban Fantasy at the Romantic Times Convention.

I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Berkley: the Otherworld Series, (aka Sisters of the Moon Series), the Indigo Court Series, andyg the upcoming spin-off series in the Otherworld altaverse–the Fly By Night Series.

And yes, I’m a shamanic witch and am considered an elder in the Pagan community, having been in the Craft since February 29th (yes, leap year day), 1980. I walk an eclectic path and consider my life to be a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in my china closet, the latter on my skin–I’m heavily inked. I collect teacups, teapots, Old Country Roses china (Royal Albert), antlers and skulls (of the non-human variety), daggers and crystals. And of course, my bookshelves are overflowing with books. I cannot walk out of a bookstore without buying at least one book. My TBR pile is huge!

 Giveaway

Coffee, Books, Life is happy to be able to offer one print copy of the book that started this series, WITCHLING.  I am a long time fan of Yasmine and have collected some awesome swag along the way!  I also have a few goodies to throw in for one lucky winner in the US.  Please use the link to enter!

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Review-Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Otherworld Series, Book 16

Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 30th 2014 by Jove
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…

With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time…

review5 Stars
Priestess Dreaming is one hell of a magical adventure with an awesome twist on legend and lore.   The 16th book of the Otherworld series told from Camille’s point of view, has the eldest D’Artigo sister in search for the Merlin, leader of the druids.  This book is Ms. Galenorn at her finest.  Enriched with magic, a new take on an old tale, and the intense passion that shines through Ms. Galenorns writing has made Priestess Dreaming truly stand out in this series to a long time fan.
As all hell breaks loose on Seattle, Camille is put to the task of finding the one magical being lost to time that can help them.  Set out with friend, family and those that could be foes.  Camille is put to the test of facing elements, magical creatures, learning secret and danger, head and behind.  I tell you that something will always have you turning the pages.  Camille has gone through many changes in past books.  In Priestess Dreaming we truly see her shine through in a way we have never seen before.  As a priestess for the moon mother, Camille destinys is in the hands of her Goddess.  One that makes her a strong power woman like no other.

Adventurous, magical, sexy. Yes I got sucked in.This book had a different feel from the previous ones of the Otherworld series whether it was Camille’s growth or the mixing in of a legend I love.  I have to say it’s by far my favorite book in the series. I will be reading it over and over. Yes that’s recommendation. Happy reading.

I was gifted an e-book copy of this title from the  author/publisher via netgalley for an honest review.
deana

Review-Flight From Hell by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Crossover from the Otherworld Series to Fly By Night Series.
www.galenorn.com


New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns with another thrilling foray into Otherworld—introducing a new cast of heroes alongside the D’Artigo sisters…

When the half-demon Carter approaches Menolly and her sisters desperately asking for their help, they think he’s just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex’s.
Now, Alex must join forces with the D’Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex’s past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.

As a long time fan of the Other World Series and Ms. Galenorn’s work, Flight From Hell is a treat to this reader. I discovers the sisters right before Dragon Wytch released. I have been in love since. Flight from Hell is a cross-over novella that introduces the main cast and general plot for the Fly By Night series. Taking place in the same world as the Other World Series.

review5 STARS

This novella will get your heart pounding as we get to see what the D’Aritgo sisters do best.  Kick some bad guy ass. Menolly, with her sisters Camille and Delilah dive into the disappearance of Shimmer, a dragon that had been ground to earth.

Learning that Shimmer works at the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency, the girls do some investigating of their own. Walking into the doors of FBN opens the setting for the new series. Meeting what I believe to be an eclectic but yet what should be very comical group of individuals.  Alex Radcliffe, an Aussie vamp and owner of FBN, I can just hear the accent coming off of him in every line he says. The accent makes him sexy in itself.   Bette, the chain smoking receptionist, I believe she has many many stories she could tell. Ralph, the techie shifter with hots for the dragon. Shimmer, a lone dragon, whose life has been flipped in a major way.

Ms. Galenorn introduces her Fly By Night series with danger, action and awesome characters that make you want hang on tight for the ride.  Everything that I have come to expect from Ms. Galenorn and more. Awesome world building, amazing characters, great plot with surprises lurking around corners.  I love the mix of urban and magical creatures, Ms. Galenorn weaves together truly enchanting her stories.  I am truly eager to see what she has in store for Shimmer, being a female, out of her element and Alex, the vamp with his own set of rules.
This ebook is from my personal library.

deana

NIGHT’S END: Release Day Review and Contest

Today we are celebrating the release of NIGHT’S END, the last book in the indigo court series by Yasmine Galenorn. Yasmine  is one of my favorite authors and here at Coffee, Books, Life Blog we are beyond excited to share our review of NIGHT’S END and we have TWO contests!!!

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NIGHT’S END (Indigo Court, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN-13: 978-0425259238

blurb:

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, in a final push, Myst returns with a vengeance to bring the Golden Wood forever under the rule of the Indigo Court.

Newly crowned Fae Queens Cicely and Rhiannon have embraced their destinies and claimed their thrones. But Myst is rising once more, and now, at the helm of her armies, she begins her final assault on the Golden Wood. As Fae, vampires, and magic-born alike fall under the tide of blood, Cicely and her friends must discover a way to destroy the spidery queen before they—and their people—face total annihilation.

 

About Yasmine

ygYasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

Yasmine is a caffeine junkie (iced, quad shot, almond milk sugar free no whip lattes), and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.

She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.

Visit Yasmine on the web:

Website & Social Media:

Website: http://yasminegalenorn.com/

Blog: http://yasminegalenorn.com/Blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YasmineGalenorn

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorYasmineGalenorn

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/101078.Yasmine_Galenorn

Tumblr: http://yasminegalenorn.tumblr.com/

 

 

review4.5 of 5 stars

 

As a loyal fan of the Indigo Court series, knowing the end is coming is always bittersweet! You want to know but you don’t want it to end!  What I had pictured in my mind for the way NIGHT’S END would close out this series was far from the mystical and dark tale that Ms. Galenorn has magically woven together.

Cicely, newly crowned Queen of Snow and Ice, is out to finish the war with Myst, Queen of the Indigo court. Looking deep within herself, Cicely finds there is a way to win this war and bring balance back to new forest. Learning that trust as Queen is not the same as trust as a friend.  Everyone I have come to love and hate throughout the Indigo Court series is tested to their core to prove themselves.  Friendships are further deepened or put at an arm length.  Love is lost and memories are made. Sacrifice and loyalty come unexpectedly. Embedded with magic and mayhem, NIGHT’S END is a dark and sexy fairy tale like no other.

NIGHT’S END had a few very unexpected twists that enhanced the depth to story that made me believe this book and series could have ended no other way.  Ms. Galenorn has an amazing talent for world building.  Creating a world taken over by ice and darkness, making you want to play there. Throwing in every kind of paranormal element, expect the unexpected!  NIGHT’S END is a thrilling conclusion to the Indigo Court Series!

NIGHT’S END can be read as a stand alone novel.   Ms. Galenorn has given the reader enough of the back story to know and understand.  However reading the Indigo Court series books 1-4 will truly take NIGHT’S END to a whole new level.  Dark Fae, Vampires, Shifters, Magic Born, Witches and Humans blended together to make an unforgettable tale. Not only do I recommend NIGHT’S END, the Indigo Court series as a whole!

 

I was given a copy of this book from the author/publisher via netgalley for an honest review!

 

 

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NIGHT’S END (Indigo Court, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn Blog Tour:  June 29th – July 5th

Sunday, June 29th

Monday, June 30th

Tuesday, July 1st

Wednesday, July 2nd

Thursday, July 3rd

Friday, July 4th

Saturday, July 5th

Appearance/Signing at Seattle Mystery Books – Seattle, WA – 12pm – 1:30pm

 

And now for the giveaways.

Giveaway #1

Yasmine has kindly offered up one print copy of the first book in the Indigo Court series, NIGHT MYST.  Here is you chance to read how it all started!

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NIGHT MYST (Indigo Court, #1) blurb:

Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the magical town of New Forest, Washington has changed. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear; people are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. Swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with her trusted childhood friend Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover. But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst’s court, and now both lovers must walk a fine line to survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae Queen.

Caught between two evils, both vying for supremacy, Cicely must fight for her family and her future. As she discovers the hidden secrets to her own heritage, will she lose her soul in the process?

Chapter 1 and playlist: http://yasminegalenorn.com/IndigoCourt/index.php?body=ic-

This contest is for US residents only. Now you want to know what you have to do to win.  Each person can have up to three entries for this contest.

1. Follow our blog!

2. Comment on this post and tell us what your favorite paranormal being is and why!

3. Follow us on Facebook!

Let us know you did this in your comment.  Giveaway will be open until midnight(EST) July 8,2014!

 

Giveaway #2

Tour-wide Grand Prize contest: Below is the rafflecopter link for a tour-wide prize, offered by Yasmine. The prize basket includes a Kindle Paperwhite and other goodies. The tour-wide contest will begin on June 29th, and will run through the end of the day on July 7th! Yasmine does some really kick butt baskets!  You should really check this out!

.Enter Here To Win A Prize Basket From Yasmine Galenorn: Featuring A Kindle Paperwhite!

 

deana

HAWK – SONS OF SANGUE Series By Patricia A. Rasey

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SONS OF SANGUE series Book Two

By Patricia A. Rasey

Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes, as president of the Sons of Sangue and descendant of Vlad III, needs to keep his head focused on club business. Trouble is someone wants to divest him of it for a crime he committed against his vampire predecessors. He can’t afford distractions, especially those that come in the form of a five-foot-two sprite named Suzi, who once belonged to his nephew. In a moment of weakness, he makes a snap decision that can only spell trouble. Now faced with the one person who wants him dead, Kaleb must make the ultimate sacrifice or chance losing the only woman he truly desired forever.

 Suzi Stevens has tried hard to put her past behind her and move forward. The one man she yearns for over all others, believes her to be nothing but cold-hearted. Hearing that someone has tried to behead him, she shelves past prejudices and rushes to his side, needing to see for herself that he’s all right. What she doesn’t count on is Hawk’s demand to take her as his personal blood donor. Now forced to endure his company, she fears losing her heart for all eternity to the one person who has the power to crush her.

review

 5 of 5

Jealousy, rage, lust and mayhem, Ms. Rasey intensely delivers a novel that sets her apart in vampire romance.

Hawk seems to have all the problems of his world falling on his shoulders. Complete chaos is hitting the Sons of Sangue MC in more ways than one. A rival motorcycle club forgets their place. Losing beloved, loyal brothers to an enemy and Viper is missing. The one thing that will set Hawk over the edge just walked through the door. Hawk can’t keep his head straight with the brunette beauty, Suzi in his mind, let alone his sight. Overwhelmed with desire, anger and hate Hawk pushes Suzi to the edge. Once there it, maybe he who falls first!

Suzi, after being gone for months walks back into a door that could damn near break her to get out of again. Sexy and enthralling, now president of the Sons of Sangue MC, Hawk makes her walk a thin line! In an act of mercy Suzi dives into a free fall of lust, hatred, forgotten emotions and untold secrets that send her spiraling into the arms of the one man that is determined to make her loose her mind.

Ms. Rasey flawlessly continues the compelling stories of the Sons of Sangue MC with HAWK! Not only giving the reader an intense, emotional ride of a romance at break neck speeds, a deeper, more personal look into the Sons of Sangue MC. Action, danger and lurking surprises grace the pages from beginning to the end. Not to mention a cast of hot bikers saturated with characteristics, ego, charisma and flaws giving each of them distinct personalities that scream out for the reader attention. This reader fell in love with more than one of these alpha and egotistic super sexy, vampire bikers.

Hands down, Hawk is my FAVORITE READ OF THE YEAR!!! Yes this book was that good! Ms. Rasey took me on a ride at a hundred miles an hour downhill, didn’t let up, didn’t slow down! A ride I highly recommend!

Hawk is the second book in the Sons of Sangue series by Patricia A. Rasey. This book can be read as a stand alone, however I highly recommend you enjoy Viper’s story before diving into the intenseness that is HAWK!

Ms. Rasey is offering a virtural signing of Hawk.  Click the link to find out how you can get your very own signed copy! http://www.myauthorbiz.com/VirtualSigning.php?author=PatriciaRasey.com

deana

 

 

This is an ARC review!  I was given an ecopy of this book for an honest review!  Receiving a complementary copy of this book does not influence my opinion or review of this title.

Up From the Grave By: Jeaniene Frost

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The Grave Ends Here.  Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones.  They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights.  Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.  And if they fail, their lives–and those of everyone they hold dear– will be hovering on the edge of the grave.
Final novel in the Night Huntress series.

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As most readers of the Night Huntress series, I have come to love Cat and Bones.  Know the series was going to end sadden me a bit.  Ms. Frost created some amazing stories and gave us characters that we will be taking about for years to come.

With that said, Up From the Grave was everything that I expected from a Night Huntress novel.  A great plot, that had twists that this reader did not see coming. Surprises around every corner.  Lots of hard core vampire action that Cat and Bones are known for.  We get to visit with Cat and Bones friends that we have come to know and love.  The only thing that I can truly say that I was disappointed with in the book was it did kinda lack in the steamy scenes that has made me love Bones.

Ms. Frost did a wonderful justice to the ending book of the Night Huntress.  I got all my questions answered.  We went on hell of a ride.  Over many books in the series Bones asks Cat over and over to trust him.  He asked one more time for Cat to trust him and she does.  I was so happy to see that Cat did trust the one she loves and with that trust Cat and Bones got their happily ever after.

Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

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Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

Berkley Mass-Market, July 2, 2013

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, even with Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, temporarily out of action, the new Queens of the Golden Wood finds themselves facing incredible danger…

Destined to become the Fae Queens of Winter and Summer, Wind Witch Cicely and her cousin Rhiannon are eager to assume their roles and marry the loves of their lives. But while Myst hides in the shadows, seeking to regroup her forces, a closer danger is lurking. Renegade vampires Geoffrey and Leo manage to free the Blood Oracle and set him upon New Forest, Washington. Not satisfied with wreaking havoc on the town, Leo ups the ante by kidnapping Rhiannon. Now, Cicely must lead her forces in a bloody battle to save her cousin before everything they’ve worked for crumbles to dust.

Visit Yasmine on her website @ www.galenorn.com to find out more about her books.

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The fourth installment of the Indigo Court series, Night Vision picks up where Night Seeker left off. Night vision takes Cicely on the journey to becoming a queen and marrying her king.  Many obstacles stand in her way and much blood will be shed. Geoffrey and Leo are still out on the run as new problems arise with the vampires. Myst still lurking in the background all the while Cicely adjust to life of a queen.

Night vision really packs a punch to the indigo court series. It’s nonstop action, danger lurking around every corner and sexy as hell. It’s magical and alluring but yet dark and dangerous.  I was up way to late reading just to know what happened. Without giving anything away, this book answers some lurking questions of the past and sets up for nicely the last book in the series.
War was fought, blood was shed and loss was had. However There is a wonderful balance between good and bad in this book. We see Cicely through two events that are stapled for her in the Fae world. This is a magic and the mysticism of the Fae.  A wonderful in-depth look at what the rituals and lifestyle of the Fae are.

I have said this before and I will say it again and again. Ms. Galenorn has an amazing talent in her writing.  I have been a big fan of hers for many years now and have read every book in the Indigo Court series and the Otherworld Series. To me Night Vision is by far the best. She did an amazing job of blending myth, legends, magic, darkness and light.  It’s a sexy and adventurous read. The series is a must for any Urban Fantasy fan.

Bound By Night

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Bound By Night

Moon Bound Clan Vampires book 1

Larissa Ione gave us a twist of what it means to be a vampires in Bound By Night.  Yes they are still strong as all get out. They have powers that humans don’t and have the need of blood.  They are still the sexy vampires that we have come to love.  Ms. Ione has created a world where vampires are enslaved and persecuted.  Vampire are captured tested on, trained and made to be servants to humans.

With that being said, I really liked this book.  Putting the vampire as a lesser being in human eyes, and making them fight for what they want and need. I loved the Native American tones set into the book.  Ms. Ione has done a wonderful job of building this new vampire world.  I am a sucker for world building, Bound By Night doesn’t let down. I look forward to see what is going to be happening for the MoonBound Clan.

As I enjoyed our lead lady and vamp, however some of the secondary characters of the story really stood out for me. Nicole and Riker are fighting the same battle on opposite sides of the coin. Each of them dealing with loss in the past from vampires for her, humans for him.    Watching these two hardheaded people try to work through the issues of their past, while dealing with the proverbial shit hitting the fan, while trying not to feel the raging emotions that are coming from both of them was quite entertaining.

Myne is the big scary guy you want to have around when you need to intimidate someone.  He’s silent and deadly. We get a glimpse of his past and this book that makes me definitely want to read more about him.

Hunter, the clans leader.  He is always willing to do what is right for his clan.  Sexy and a bit mysterious, I really want to learn more about Hunter.

Bound By Night is a great start to this series.  Action that kept me turning the pages.  A different way of life for vampires.  Great world building!  Hands down, it was a good book!