The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (by Molly Harper)

Paranormal Romance

When Gigi accepts a job working for the vampire council, her sister Iris is none too happy. But the job pays well and has a killer benefits package. Unfortunately it appears there really is a killer benefits package. Somebody is out to get her and she has to look to her coworkers to find the culprit.

Nik is a very old vampire from Europe who is in Half Moon Hollow to do a job, though he can’t quite remember what the job is. Still it has something to do with Gigi so he makes sure he keeps bumping into her. Can he protect her from the vampire who is hunting her? Can they hunt down the person who paid for the vampire to hunt her, break a curse and live happily ever after? Well…yeah, I mean you know that when you buy the book, but getting there is still great fun.


I have a lot of love for these books. They’re just such great fun and this book, book three in the Half Moon Hollow series is the best yet.  Not that the first two weren’t great, they’re definitely worth reading but Molly Harper has managed to hit all the right notes with this one.

So if you want a lighthearted snarky, witty vampire book, this is the book. Molly Harper is the master of snark and wit.

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Vision in Silver (by Anne Bishop)


Vision in Silver is Book 3 in Anne Bishop’s The Others series and is not a stand-alone title.

As the Humans First and Last movement continue to play their dangerous cat and mouse game with the others, little do they realise the hornets nest they are stirring up. For their part, the terra indigene (Earth Natives: vampires, shifters, elementals) in the courtyard are all that stands between the human population of Thaisia and the deadlier creatures of the wild country.

As rebellion foments amongst the humans, Meg and Simon along with the other residents of the courtyard hunt down the leaders of the Humans First and Last movement in the hopes of preventing the extinction of human life in Thaisia.

I loved this book. I think I might have rated it 5 Stars but for the ending which was honestly like a slowly deflating balloon. Great book, but that ending left me unsatisfied and disappointed.

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Worth the Wait (by Jamie Beck)

Contemporary Romance

When Vivi travels with her closest friend Cat to Block Island she’s expecting a relaxing holiday and a chance to catch up with Cat’s brother David, who she has loved since she was thirteen. But almost immediately she learns that David has a girlfriend and he’s brought her along.

She’s determined to salvage her pride and make the most of her time on the island. But it’s not so easy to brush off a decade of love and making matters worse, David is sending her mixed signals.

Worth the Wait is great. If I have a criticism it’s only one. I think there is just a little too much going on in the book. The story of Cat and her troubled relationship, as well as Jackson and Hank didn’t quite fit and were a bit of a distraction.

Having said that, I all but abandoned Contemporary Romance a year or two ago –– the genre felt dated and most of the books I was reading felt recycled, but there are a few authors right now who are delivering fresh and exciting stories and bringing me back. Jamie Beck is one of those authors.

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Dog Crazy (by Meg Donohue)

Women’s Fiction

When Maggie moves across the country it’s for a fresh start and to open her own practice as a grief counselor specialising in the grief of losing a beloved pet. Then her dog suddenly dies and her fresh start comes to a shuddering halt and she is crushed with anxiety. Agoraphobia, mysophobia, fear of heights and social anxiety have all worked together to make her a prisoner within her home.

Then Anya, a surly young woman meets her at the insistence of her older brother. Anya insists that her dog didn’t run away but was stolen and she is searching the streets of San Francisco for him. Maggie knows she can help Anya and that Anya desperately needs her help, but she won’t accept it unless Maggie helps her look for her dog.

Together they search, Maggie battling her anxiety every step and Anya finding the friendship she needs.

I have so much love for this book. And it’s not just that I love dogs and anyone who knows and loves dogs will see their dog in this book. It really is a book with a big heart. It’s simple. Cute. Quirky. And had me from the very beginning.

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