Article 5 (Early Review)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Article 5 #1

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

All of the major cities have crumbled, and basic rights are a thing of the past. Now control is based on a set of moral statutes, with harsh penalties for offenders. Being simply accused means a swift arrest and trial, and no one comes back from that. They are simply forgotten. Ember gets by as best she can while trying to contain her very free spirited mother. She's learned all the ways to blend in and stay unnoticed, keeping her life relatively normal, all things considered. However all that changes the day her mother is arrested for violating Article 5 in the Moral Statues by none other than her childhood love. With her life turned upside down, she finds herself in her own personal nightmare. The only question is whether she can survive it.

Ember (love that name!) is a flawed, but REAL character. Throughout Article 5 there were many times where I really wanted to strangle her for the poor decisions she was making, especially when it came to Chase. However, those mistakes only made her seem that much more real. We would all like to think that in a crisis situation we could keep our cool and know exactly what to do. Perhaps some of us could, but I have a feeling the majority of people would behave exactly like Ember. Her whole life has been turned upside down and people are trying to kill her left and right, she just isn't going to be able to accept all of that rationally, especially considering just how naive she was in the beginning. Nor would she be able to easily throw her trust into someone she felt abandoned by. She's entitled to have melt downs, and to be honest, she had a whole lot of character growth throughout Article 5, to the point where she is almost a completely different person.

The world behind Article 5 is so chilling and rather horrific. I love dystopian books; there is just something about them that calls to me. However, what sets Article 5 apart is how very real it felt. It very easily could have been happening now in our world, or at least in the very near future. All it would take would be for one single conflict to go bad, and land a terrible war on U.S. soil, with religious extremists rising to take over in the aftermath. The whole concept of morality being the controlling factor of society absolutely terrifies me. Forget the Bill of Rights, keep your head down and don't dare to make a single misstep or you will pay dearly. My heart bled for these characters, in their desperation to survive, especially Ember as her eyes were painfully opened to the horrors of her world.

This is one of those books where you are so far sucked into the story you don't even notice the flaws until it is time to write the review. When I first finished the book I eagerly stamped a five star rating on it via goodreads, but now as I look back I realize that much of the story wasn't perfect. The idea of persecuting people for "crimes" they committed many years before there was even a law against them doesn't seem really plausible. Especially since this would impact as much as a third of the population. Also there was the issue of the too short time in the camp leaving that feeling a little undeveloped, as well as a few other things. Does that mean I'm going to now lower my rating? Absolutely not, as the reading experience was so intense, it more than warrants the five. No book is ever going to be perfect, and in the end what matters most is being entertained and emotionally attached to the story, and Article 5 certainly fits that bill. So if you like a book that is so riveting and compelling, as well as impossible to put down, then Article 5 is one debut you won't want to miss!

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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It's Monday What Are You Reading (80)

, by Kt Clapsadl






It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.






Here's what I read this past week:






If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell (Review)
Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus (Early Review)
Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn (Early Review)

Fly by post again this week :)

My Upcoming List:

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Undone by Rachel Caine
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (Re-Read Review)

Shaded Vision (Early Review)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn
Sisters of the Otherworld #11 

We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers could go haywire any time-mostly the wrong times. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. My sister Menolly is a vampire who's dating a werepuma. And me? I'm Delilah, a two-faced werecat and Death Maiden. I watch over things in the Supe Community, where trouble is about to go down hard...

It's Valentine's Day and we're preparing our friend Iris's wedding. But when we get word that the Supe Community Center has been bombed, things get really ugly. The evil coyote shifters-the Koyami-are back and Newkirk, their new leader has joined forces with a group of rogue sorcerers. Then, just as we think things can't get worse, the demon lord Shadow Wing sends in a new front man, and life really goes to hell...

The D'Artigo sisters can never seem to catch a break. It should have been a happy time as they prepare to celebrate Iris's wedding. But things go from bad to worse when the Supe Comunity center is bombed the night before, and that is only the start. The Koyami are back and wreaking havoc yet again as they team up with another of the girls' past nemesis, a pair of nasty sorcerers. Meanwhile it looks like Shadow Wing is gearing up for another fight as he sends a new general to amp up his side of the war, and he may just be the worst one yet.

In the past several installments, the war against Shadow Wing has been mostly in the background as the sisters had other issues to deal with. However, in Shaded Vision, that fight is back, front and center. The girls learn some pretty terrible things, that change their view points on the last few months, and bring to light a terrible new threat. With each new installment, I always wonder how the author is going to be able to top the previous threats so things don't start to seem like old hat. While I doubt Hyto's absolute cruelty and horribleness will ever be able to be "outdone," I will say that the new threat in Shaded Vision is pretty scary, just in a different way. Instead of being targeted at just Camile, this one is a danger to all of them, and they will definitely have their work cut out for them.

In my review of  Delilah's last book, Harvest Hunting, I had talked about how much Delilah had grown from the naive tabby cat we met in the beginning of the series. However, after reading Shaded Vision, I can't help being a little frustrated with her. Yes, her rose colored glasses are gone (as she calls them), but she was pretty whiny about it. I realize that she misses being able to always believe things will be okay, but now she has turned into a pessimist about pretty much everything. She also had many break downs over the changes that were going on. In fact she seemed rather selfish in her desire to have everything back to they way they used to be. She wants her sisters all to herself, and a small part of her seems to resent their significant others. I remember her being very resistant to change in the past, but not to the point of selfishness. Although I will say that she felt guilty about these feelings, so I have hopes that she will work through them and continue to grow.

I didn't enjoy Shaded Vision as much as some of the other installments in this series, and a lot of that had to do with Deliliah's behavior. Now, I'm not saying it wasn't a good book, I just couldn't seem to get myself as invested as I normal do in the sister's trials. Then again, any book would have a hard time following after the incredibly, but emotionally exhausting previous installment, Courting Darkness. So while I am giving Shaded Vision a mediocre review, this series, still remains as one of my favorites, and I will eagerly await Menolly's next installment, Shadow Rising.

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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Previous Books:
  1. Witchling 
  2. Changeling 
  3. Darkling 
  4. Dragon Wytch 
  5. Night Huntress 
  6. Demon Mistress 
  7. Bone Magic 
  8. Harvest Hunting 
  9. Blood Wyne 
  10. Courting Darkness

Alpha Instinct (Early Review)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus 
Moon Shifters #1

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

When all of the males, and many of the females of her pack were poisoned, Ana knew she had to step up to protect the remaining members. But no matter how strong she is, without an Alpha male, she won't be able to hold her family's lands for long. The malicious alpha of a neighboring pack has set his sights on having both Ana, and her land for his own. Ana would do almost anything to avoid that fate, so when Connor comes back into her life, she knows she must accept him into the pack, even if it risks her heart, as he already broke it once. Connor may have left, but not without reason, and now he is back to claim what is his. But with her wariness and threats coming from all angles, his work will definitely be cut out for him.

Alpha Instinct had one of my favorite elements for shifter novels, bonding/mates. It just feels natural, and quite powerful whenever something so primal and permanent is thrown into the mix. I have an easier time getting behind the "instant" love when it stems from this type of connection, as it seems deep than mere infatuation. That being said, I did have a hard time feeling the "love" between Conner and Ana. Yes, there was an incredibly strong connection between them, as well as some pretty heavy lust. Don't get me wrong I really felt that they belonged together, but at times it felt more like a biological need rather than an emotional connection. Perhaps a lot of that was due to Connor's insecurities, and his inability to open up. Whatever the reasoning, it made it a little harder for me to get truly attached to the romance part of their bonding. As far as the physical side of things, well let me just say there weren't any complaints there. Whew! Talk about hot!

The mythology behind Alpha Instinct is quite interesting. While the focus was on the wolves, there was at least one other type of shifter mentioned, as well as vampires. I'm curious to see whether the future installments stick strictly to the wolves, or if things will branch out into the other races. I'd love to learn more about the rules for rest of them. Although the lupine shifters live in an "open" world they are still pretty archaic and secretive. They live for a very long time, and are very vulnerable to silver. The lupine women, despite their strength cannot expect to hold anything with out big bad male shifters to protect them. While this really isn't anything new for a shifter novel, it still was disheartening to see how easily the women accepted that fate. Then again, I really shouldn't blame them for accepting Connor's gang into their fold considering everything they have gone through. They knew they would constantly be under threat of take over from other packs, so it did seem only wise to accept help from a known source. It just disheartened me to see them backed into a corner.

I have to say that what really made this book a page turner for me was the foreshadowing of the different threats. The danger came from all sides, and we got glimpses into all of the "bad guys'"heads, some obvious to their identity and others not so much. It was the ones that weren't named that had me most intrigued, and kept in suspense, as it was frustrating in such a good way to figure out the culprit. I really enjoyed the fact the while a lot of the focus was on the main couple, there also was a clear plot, as well as a set up for another couple in the next book. I very much prefer a new couple's relationship to start in a book prior to their "feature" as it allows me to get attached to them, and makes the switch in focus easier. All in all, I was very impressed with this first installment with the Moon Shifters series, and I recommend Alpha Instinct to anyone who loves a good (and hot) shifter romance.

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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Waiting on Wednesday (79)

, by Kt Clapsadl



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Unbroken - Outcast Season #4
by Rachel Caine
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012
Amazon Pre-Order: Unbroken (Outcast Season, Book 4)

For millennia, Cassiel was a powerful Djinn-until she was exiled to live among mortals. Now the threat of an apocalypse looms, and Cassiel is in danger of losing everything she has come to hold dear... As the world begins to fall apart around her, Cassiel finds herself fighting those she once called her own-the Djinn. With Weather Warden Luis Rocha and the rescued child Ibby by her side, Cassiel struggles to find a way to protect those that are in her charge and come to terms with the leadership role she never asked for. Cassiel is opposed by a powerful Djinn bent on raising an army of kidnapped Warden children to bring about nothing less than the end of the world. It will take everything Cassiel has to stop the Djinn from starting a war that will wipe all of humanity from the face of the earth. She knows that this might not be a battle she can survive, but protecting those she loves is worth any cost...

If Walls Could Talk

, by Kt Clapsadl

If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell 
Haunted Home Renovation #1




Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line.

At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself...





Melanie is such a fun character. She's sassy and determined to not conform to man's expectations ever again. She spent many years chained to a man who expected her to always be the perfect society wife. So now that she's on her own and head of construction company, she's done with all that. But what  made her really great was that while she has practically sworn off men, she isn't a bitter harpy like many women become after a nasty divorce. She just isn't interested in dating. I loved how she dressed completely inappropriately for the jobs. It was even to the point where her workers would panic if she dressed normal, they had gotten so used to the outrageous outfits.  When you add that into her strong curiosity, she made for a very fun narrator.

If Walls Could Talk really wouldn't fit into my genre of choice, but for a mystery it was pretty decent. I had been originally interesting in this book due to the paranormal elements in the description, but unfortunately that was only a small part of the book, making it a little hard to get into things. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it a little more if the ghost aspect had been more integral to things rather than seeming like an almost after thought. The real risks and dangers came from live people, disappointing me greatly. To be honest, I am not really sure if I will continue on with this series. I did enjoy the book, and it earned a solid three rating, but to be honest I have so many other books that will fit better into my tastes that need to be read. I'm just not sure I want to devote the time to something I will only moderately enjoy. I will however, put it on a list for the future if my tastes change. 


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It's Monday What Are You Reading? (79)

, by Kt Clapsadl






It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.






Here's what I read this past week:




Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh (Review)
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (Review)
Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh (Review)

Fly by post again this week :)

My Upcoming List:

If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell
Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus (Early Review)
Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn (Early Review)

Archangel's Blade

, by Kt Clapsadl

Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
Guild Hunter #4

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

As the Archangel Raphael's second, Dmitri is very good at managing issues and assigning the proper immortal to clean up the mess. However, when a head shows up with a tattoo that reminds him of a time long past, he has a feeling this is something he must handle personally. He seeks out a guild hunter who is skilled in ancient languages. However, he never could have predicted his reaction to her, as he feels an instant deep attraction to her, something completely unheard of for him. Problem is that she is very scarred herself, having just barely survived a horrific attack, proving to be one difficult target for his affections. But Dmitri is old and very patient hunter, who always wins in the end.

I'm always a little gun shy about reading books where the focus shifts in perspective from the previously established characters in the former books. I really love Elena and Raphael, and even though his arrogance does grate on my nerves at times, I think they are perfect for one another in the end. So it was with great reluctance that I started reading Archangel's Blade, especially since Dmitri definitely has not been painted in a fair light up until now. I just couldn't see how this cold creature could be possible of any type of compassion, yet alone love. I should have known better. Not only is there so much more to him that meets the eye, but a lot of his actions are a forced penance on himself. As the book went on, we got more and more glimpses into the man he was, and everything that he lost. Yes, he did harden himself to the point of almost cruelty, but most would have long crumbled under what he has suffered.

Honor is every bit as damaged as Dmitri, maybe even more so. At the start of Archangel's Blade, Honor was just starting to put the pieces back together as she seemed to be nothing more than a lifeless shell. She is deeply scarred, yet still held an iron will that refused to give in to defeat. Everything that had been done to her was meant to break her, and while it all came perilously close, she still was able to hold on to some shred of sanity. Now, of course her progression towards healing was not instantaneous, and I'm sure some of the "scars" will never completely go away, but what matters in the end was her perseverance through it all, making her truly worthy of admiration.

I had worried that things would move too fast between Honor and Dmitri to be realistic considering their pasts, but I was very pleased with the way things were handled. There is a twist in things that I felt really added to their relationship and made things so much more substantial. So, I have to say for any fans of the Guild Hunter series that are worried about the change in character focus, don't be, as you will fall just as hard for Honor and Dmitri as you ever did for Elena and Rapheal. A definite two thumbs up to Nalini Singh for such talent and making me truly care for a character that I had thought was beyond redemption. Bravo!

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Previous Books:
  1. Angel's Blood
  2. Archangel's Kiss
  3. Archangel's Consort
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Archangel's Kiss

, by Kt Clapsadl

Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
Guild Hunter #2





Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena... 






After almost dying, Elena was shocked to wake up a year later finding that she is now an Angel. Yet despite her new immortal status, the playing field has not been evened up between her and Raphael. If anything, his desire to control her is even stronger now that she is so weak. Of course she cannot stay that way for long as the most powerful known Archangel, Lijuan is throwing a ball in Elena's honor. Of course this will be no happy meet and greet as the Ancient loves to play deadly games, and now that her attention is fixated on Elena, that can only spell disaster.

So you would think after the willingness to sacrifice everything for Elena would have changed Raphael's attitude towards her. But no, he is still the arrogant control freak that has a real problem with ordering her around. He is a walking contradiction in that he wants a warrior woman, yet whenever she stands up for herself, he tries to shut that down immediately. Luckily she can more than hold her own against him, and does an incredible job of "managing" him. As time went on, he bit by bit was accepting her independence, but I have a feeling it will always be a battle of wills between them to some extent. It sure keeps their relationship interesting, and whew! does that conflict ever heat things up in the bedroom. They are probably one of the most steamy couples I have ever read about as the heat practically jumps off the page.

It really astonishes me that Elena is such a target from so many different sides, even potentially the ones that are fiercely loyal to Raphael himself. Raphael is supposed to be this supreme ruler whose actions and desires are never to be questioned, yet everyone keeps doing just that when it comes to Elena. I understand his Seven's point of view in that they see her as a threat to him, a weakness. While that may be true, she also gives him a strength the other archangels can never hope to have. She will always be his lifeline against the madness that claims so many, and his people should be grateful for that. As far as everyone else, I think the animosity must stem from jealousy or greed. She is the only made angel in the known memory, so that would make her a priceless thing to covet. I guess another way to look at it is that immortal beings do not like change, and Elena definitely brings that. Even so, the constant targeting seems excessive, and I can't help but admire the strength she has to keep training so hard to protect herself.

After the shocking ending of the first book, the rather anticlimactic ending of Archangel's Kiss surprised me. Everything was building up to the final showdown for the entire book, and I just don't think the result fit with the threat. Perhaps things turned out they way they did to open up things for future trouble, but I cannot help being a little disappointed in the way things were resolved. However, putting that aside, the book was still quite enjoyable, and as steamy as ever. I look forward to seeing what is in store next as Elena continues to grow into her immortality, as well as the changes in Raphael. Things should be interesting to say the least.

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Previous Books:
  1. Angels' Blood
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2012 Outdo Yourself Challenge

, by Kt Clapsadl

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2012 than you did in 2011. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you could track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.
Levels:
     Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
     Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
     Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
     I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books


Well, last year I read 301 books, and at times I was falling behind that goal, so I'm going to shoot for the first category of getting my heart rate up. So, at least 302. Whew!

Here's my list of books so far:

*Update 8/28: I'm a very goal oriented person, and I really hate not making the goals I've set. However that being said, my situation is currently changing and I just do not feel I can quite keep up with the rigorous pace need to read over 300 books again this year. When you break that down, that means that I have to read over 80% of a book every single day just to keep up. Between my new job, and the 1.5 hours I lose each day with driving to my daughter's school to pick her up, plus running my son to and from preschool, as well as my desire to get to the gym some century, not to mention my household responsibilities and spending time with my family, I just simply can't get that much reading in any more. So since I haven't fallen too far behind, I'm going to lower my over all goal by 27 books making it an even 275, and re-evaluate it later if necessary.

*Update 11/12: Unfortunately lessening my goal by 27 book only created a short-lived breather. As much as I still love to read, the pressure to keep up with my goals is making it a chore. With all of my other responsibilities, I just need to lower my goal again to make things more comfortable. I simply cannot handle not meeting a goal, and as much as it pains me to lower it, I really need to. So I'm knocking it down another 15 books to bring the total to 260. That leaves me with 23 left to go for the year, which is a little over 3 books per week. Considering the holidays coming up, I'll be very happy if I am able to squeeze that many books in. Otherwise, there may just be another reducing update in store. 
  1. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison 
  2. Storms's Heart by Thea Harrison
  3. To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
  4. If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell
  5. Serpent's Kiss by Thea Harrison
  6. Horizon by Sophie Littlefield
  7. Hidden by Kelley Armstrong
  8. Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan
  9. Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall
  10. Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent
  11. Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall
  12. Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn
  13. Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings
  14. Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus
  15. Tales of the Shareem by Allyson James (Short books, I'm counting the series as 1)
  16. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (Audiobook Re-read)
  17. Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
  18. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (Re-read)
  19. Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  20. Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane
  21. Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy
  22. If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
  23. Undone by Rachel Caine
  24. Unknown by Rachel Caine
  25. Unseen by Rachel Caine
  26. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  27. My Big Old Texas Heartache by Geralyn Dawson
  28. Partials by Dan Wells
  29. Gypsy Nights by Mandy M. Roth
  30. Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello
  31. Ra's Chosen Series by Marisa Chenery (Short books, I'm counting the series as 1)
  32. Legend by Marie Lu
  33. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
  34. Black Jack by Mari Carr
  35. Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
  36. Wolves of East Anglia by Marisa Chenery (Short books, I'm counting the series as 1)
  37. Easy Pickings by Faith Hunter & C.E. Murphy
  38. Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff
  39. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  40. Dangerous Grounds by Shelli Stevens
  41. Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh
  42. The Rent-A-Groom by Jennifer Blake
  43. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  44. Black Wings by Christina Henry
  45. Thread of Death by Jennifer Estep
  46. Black Night by Christina Henry
  47. Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown
  48. Black Howl by Christina Henry
  49. Scent of Passion by Elizabeth Lapthorne
  50. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  51. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer 
  52. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  53. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  54. Spider's Revenge (Audiobook Re-read)
  55. Fated by Benedict Jacka 
  56. Unbroken by Rachel Caine
  57. Pale Demon by Kim Harrison (Re-read)
  58. A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
  59. Catch Me If You Can by Nina Bruhns
  60. Sweet Revenge by Nina Bruhns
  61. Sweet Suspicion by Nina Bruhns
  62. The Misconception by Darlene Gardner
  63. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
  64. By a Thread by Jennifer Estep 
  65. Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper
  66. Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz
  67. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
  68. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (Re-Read Review)
  69. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
  70. Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison 
  71. The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens
  72. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
  73. Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin 
  74. Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin
  75. Magic Without Mercy by Devon Monk
  76. Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott
  77. The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn
  78. The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguie 
  79. Return of the Runaway Bride by Donna Fasano 
  80. Adversaries and Lovers by Patricia Watters
  81. The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
  82. Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
  83. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  84. Under Attack by Hannah Jayne
  85. Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne 
  86. And One Last Thing by Molly Harper
  87. Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
  88. Fated by Alyson Noel
  89. Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious by Christie Craig
  90. Ascension by Felicity Heaton
  91. Black Dawn by Rachel Caine 
  92. My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent (Re-Read Review)
  93. Twelfth Moon by Lori Villarreal 
  94. Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
  95. Eve by Anna Carey
  96. Justified Deception by Patricia Watters
  97. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
  98. Silence by Michelle Sagara 
  99. The Trouble With Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson
  100. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  101. True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson
  102. A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
  103. Nothing but Trouble by Rachel Gibson
  104. Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
  105. The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper
  106. Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson
  107. I'm In No Mood for Love by Rachel Gibson
  108. Tangled Up in You by Rachel Gibson
  109. Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
  110. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
  111. My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent (Re-Read Review)
  112. Lola Reveals All by Rachel Gibson
  113. Daisy's Back in Town by Rachel Gibson
  114. Arise by Tara Hudson
  115. Revived by Cat Patrick
  116. The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze 
  117. Crazy on You by Rachel Gibson
  118. Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
  119. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
  120. Take Me by Bella Andre
  121. Love Me by Bella Andre 
  122. The Look of Love by Bella Andre
  123. Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  124. From This Moment On by Bella Andre 
  125. Tempest Unleashed by Tracey Deebs
  126. Blood Kin by M.J. Scott
  127. Blazing the Trail by Deborah Cooke
  128. Can't Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre
  129. Surviving Passion by Maia Underwood
  130. Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
  131. I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre
  132. Intimate Strangers by Laura Taylor
  133. Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
  134. If I Die by Rachel Vincent (Re-Read Review)
  135. Cursed by Benedict Jacka
  136. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown 
  137. Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler
  138. Intangible by J. Meyer
  139. Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells 
  140. Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson
  141. If You Were Mine by Bella Andre
  142. In a Fix by Linda Grimes
  143. Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie
  144. Darkness Devours by Keri Arthur 
  145. The Hunter and the Hunted by Kelley Armstrong
  146. Tin Swift by Devon Monk
  147. The Asylum Interviews: Bronx by Jocelynn Drake
  148. Blood and Bullets by James R Tuck
  149. Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey Mackenzie
  150. Blackhearted Betrayal by Kasey Mackenzie 
  151. Grave Memory by Kalayna Price
  152. The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
  153. Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman
  154. Sin's Dark Caress by Tracey O'Hara
  155. Blood Fever by Veronica Wolff
  156. Hearts of Darkness by Kira Brady
  157. Otherkin by Nina Berry 
  158. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (Audiobook Re-read)
  159. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
  160. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (Audiobook Re-read)
  161. Bedeviled by Sable Grace
  162. Blood and Silver by James R. Tuck
  163. Chosen by Sable Grace
  164. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
  165. Darklands by Nancy Holzner
  166. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  167. Savage Hunger by Terry Spear
  168. Shift by Kim Curran
  169. Immortally Yours by Angie Fox
  170. Two Weeks' Notice by Rachel Caine
  171. Primal Possession by Katie Reus
  172. Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway
  173. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
  174. Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning
  175. Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
  176. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
  177. Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong 
  178. How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
  179. Silver by Talia Vance
  180. Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
  181. Archangel's Consort (Audiobook Re-Read)
  182. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
  183. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
  184. Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield
  185. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (Re-Read) 
  186. Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne
  187. The Asylum Tales: Trixie
  188. Boyfriend From Hell by Jamie Quaid
  189. Archangel's Blade (Audiobook Re-Read) 
  190. How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
  191. Headstrong by Meg Maguire
  192. Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
  193. Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
  194. Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
  195. Into the Woods by Kim Harrison
  196. Haunted by Jeanne C. Stein
  197. Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
  198. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison (Audiobook Re-Read) 
  199. Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance
  200. Covet by Melissa Darnell
  201. Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison (Audiobook Re-Read)
  202. Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
  203. Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh (Audiobook Re-Read) 
  204. Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake
  205. The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa 
  206. Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre
  207. Wrong Bed, Right Guy by Katee Robert
  208. Alchemystic by Anton Strout
  209. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  210. Black Lament by Christina Henry 
  211. All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey
  212. Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
  213. Construction Beauty Queen by Sara Daniel
  214. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  215. Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks
  216. Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine
  217. Chasers by James Phelan
  218. Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  219. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  220. Darkness Hunts by Keri Arthur
  221. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  222. The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams
  223. Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer
  224. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  225. Daughter of the Spellcaster by Maggie Shayne
  226. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  227. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
  228. Magic for a Price by Devon Monk
  229. Steel's Edge by Ilona Andrews
  230. Lucky Girl by Cate Lord
  231. The Dragon Men by Steven Harper
  232. Undeadly by Michelle Vail
  233. Blood Crime by Kim Harrison
  234. Touched by Corrine Jackson
  235. Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  236. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
  237. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda
  238. The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  239. Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
  240. All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey   
  241. Othermoon by Nina Berry
  242. The Farm by Emily McKay
  243. Ever After by Kim Harrison 
  244. Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
  245. The Trouble With Fate by Leigh Evans
  246. Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Audiobook Re-Read)
  247. Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
  248. Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore
  249. Sultry With a Twist by Macy Beckett
  250. A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett 
  251. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Audiobook Re-Read)
  252. House Rules by Chloe Neill
  253. All I Want For Christmas is a Duke by Delilah Marvelle & Maire Claremont    
  254. Blessed by a Demon's Mark by E.S. Moore
  255. Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne 
  256. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  257. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
  258. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  259. What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis
  260. Secret Santa Baby by Robin Covington                  
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