Review: The Cursed by Alyssa Day


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First of all I want to extend a H-U-G-E Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy. When she asked if I would like to have one, I damn near fell out of my computer chair. Then when I opened the package and had my hands on it I *Squee’d* again!!! I wish that this week hadn’t been so busy for me, I didn’t want to put it down, I just wanted to read and read and read haha!

Welcome to Bordertown – Hidden in, around, above, and below the Manhattan area it’s a place where demon, fae, and some humans coexist.

So the book starts out with our hero Luke and a dark and mysterious man named Maestro having a conversation of sorts. By sorts I mean that Maestro stabs Luke to see if the silver of his blade has any affect on him yet – seeing if his curse has taken affect or if he’s still “good”… Then he gives him an envelope from the League of the Black Swan (a supernatural police force type of organization) which contains a photograph of a young woman. Rio Jones…He’s seen her around his office when she delivers packages and thinks she’s absolutely stunning but he keeps his distance. He doesn’t need any distractions for the sort of control he has on his curse. So what’s the Black Swan want with a human Messenger??

Rio Jones is a woman of many names, and this had me laughing so hard, especially when she called herself Rio Holmes. Every time she’d meet someone new she would always come up with a new last name for herself. She’s a 24 year old woman who works for the bike messaging service of Bordertown. Grew up in an orphanage ran by a convent, and is still best friends with another girl from the orphanage, Clarice. I like the friendship these two have, they’re like sisters.

In the beginning of the book she witnesses a little girl get snatched up by a huge man and thrown into a limo while out on a delivery run. Rio has special ability with being able to hear peoples thoughts, and with what this guy was thinking not only was she worried for the little girls safety but now for hers. Knowing she’s got to pack up and leave where she was living behind she knows one man who can help her and that’s Luke Oliver, he’s a P.I. ,but she also knows he has powers as well.

Now that this case has made it impossible for Luke to keep his distance from Rio, they work together to try and find the little girl. This case is just the beginning of their relationship. And Ms. Day sure does GIVE us a relationship, let me tell ya 🙂 ! I really loved learning about Rio’s history and how she may not just be a measly human after all….

Key Elements I loved about the book:

-The Sex in this book is at the very top of this list. Can we say, “Oh my god!” Hot Hot Hot! And the first time they’re together had me cracking up!! If you read it you’ll know what I’m talking about 🙂 !!

-There are a lot of laugh out loud moments. In Bordertown with all of these different types of Fae and Demons you never know what’s going to happen. Like for instance, a giant duck laying an egg in the middle of the street. Then later when they had to give the egg back to the duck! HILARIOUS!

-When we meet Luke’s friend Alice, I LOVED her! I want to see more of her in the series as it progresses for sure!

-Anything that has to do with animals is a go for me, and her little familiar/pet fox Kitsune is adorable. You definitely don’t want to upset this “furface” as Luke likes to call her.

-The world she created for the story and how it’s nestled inside Manhattan with all of these different non-human creatures. This is why I love paranormal, I love anything Fae/Demon related. You can make up anything, your imagination has no limits and write what you love and excites you.

-The mention of them using a Crock Pot, hey I love my crock pot meals. I’d be lost without that thing, especially in the winter!

I loved everything about this book and can’t wait to read more of this awesome series.

The Cursed by Alyssa Day – Available May 7, 2013

Rio, my name is Lucian” he growled. “I need you to say my name” – Luke

I don’t know how to have all these feelings. I know how to blow stuff up. You were hurting, and I wanted to help, but I didn’t know how, so I blew something up.” – Luke

Since I have only been reading straight PNR for maybe a year now, this was my first Alyssa Day read. Sooooo because I liked this book so much I went to my book store and got what they had in stock! HA!!


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The Pharaoh and The Curator by Sophia Jones


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The Pharaoh and The Curator by Sophia Jones

Okay I really enjoyed this Paranormal Erotic Short by author Sophia Jones!!! This is her second shorty and you can really tell that she enjoys writing. This story had humor, sex, passion, creativity, and it all came together quite nicely. I was left wanting M-O-R-E!

Starts out with Michelle and her partner Seth working on site in Cairo, both are curators from a museum in Boston, MA. The opening line of the book, had me rolling, LOL.. I knew immediately I loved this author, she’s my kind of people. Ha Ha.. They’re working on getting a 60foot tall Obelisk raised using only the tools that the ancient Egyptians would have had available to them at the time.

After they had it raised and all the Hoorays are going on / people applauding each other for this great feat they accomplished, she notices a man appear. A delicious, bronzed skin man… Wearing Leopard Print LOL. Again, I died laughing at Michelle’s reaction to this sight. She thinks that the sun has gotten the best of her and doesn’t trust herself that this beautiful man is actually standing there, so she turns the head of her colleague to prove she’s not crazy. He confirms that there is indeed a man standing there, so after this discovery she breathes easy knowing she won’t be sleeping in a white padded room later. Then the giant Obelisk starts to fall over… Right in the direction of where the mystery man is standing. Michelle wastes no time getting to him and knocking him out of the way. She saves him by just a few mere feet from being pummeled down into the sand like a hammer to a nail. But after that’s all said and done things take a turn for the worst……


Although I would love to keep going with my thoughts of what’s going to happen and how it will all be resolved…. I won’t. Without wanting to “Reveal” too much more, I will stop here.

But I really have to hand it to Sophia, this story was just really cute. I love, love, loooooved the attitude the lead female Michelle had in the book. Her humor with a flare of snark was great and I can identify myself with her 🙂 .

Our souls are connected, the same. We’re two parts of the same ka.”

You and I have lived many lifetimes together. We don’t live and die in the same manner as human beings.”

For more info in this author click HERE !!!



The Traveling Book – The Vampire Code by E.C. Adams


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I’m pretty excited that I will be a part of this activity the Goodreads group “My Vampire Book Obsession” is having.

E.C.’s first book “The Vampire Code” is due out June 1st so a few of us will be passing the book between some group members. We’ll receive the book by mail, have 5 days to read it, then send it on the next gal in line! After we’ve read it we have to leave an honest review on Goodreads, Amazon, Blogs etc.. And make a personal note of some sort in the book. Too much fun! Thanks for letting me participate E.C. and the Moderators of “My Vampire Book Obsession” ! =)

More info on the author at her Blog..

The Pharaoh and the Curator by Sophia Jones – Out this Friday!


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Author Sophia Jones has a new Paranormal Erotic Romance short story out this Friday! For the first 5 days it will be Free to own thru Be sure to get in on this deal! =) Get it Free Here!

The Pharaoh and the Curator “Unlucky in love museum curator Michelle Beaumont finds herself in Egypt where she contributes to god Amon Ra’s resurrection. His burning heat soon has her throwing caution to the desert winds, but a lurking danger threatens both of their souls.”

For more info on Sophia, visit her website Here.

Black Dagger Brotherhood : An Insiders Guide


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This is a HILARIOUS read! From the questionnaires the brothers filled out about themselves, the interviews that J.R. has with each of the brothers, and the message boards at the end of the book from the fans of the BDB series that the author found. Also has Z’s and Bella’s novella “Father Mine”.. And so much more.. Definitely a must read for any true BDB fan!!!



Review : Father Mine by J.R. Ward


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Father Mine by J.R. Ward



This short story will pull you in fast, very touching..

The story gives you a lot of insight as to what’s still going on in Z’s head.. After the birth of their daughter Nalla and Z seeing his Shellan survive thru it, he’s now struggling again with the filth of what the slave bands have left behind on his pure skin.. You see the struggle of what they go thru to finally get “there” as a family. Then Z resolves his issues and finds closure to his past, and they get the happily ever after they deserve.

I liked it very much, they’re my favorite couple of the BDB series so far!