**spoiler alert** Loved, loved, LOVED Jenks, Matalina and the pixy kids, Nick, Keasley. But, Rachel and Ivy's squimishness around each other (due to I**spoiler alert** Loved, loved, LOVED Jenks, Matalina and the pixy kids, Nick, Keasley. But, Rachel and Ivy's squimishness around each other (due to Ivy's vampiness and aura-throwing) became a wee bit annoying after a handful of chapters.
Honestly, they were the most annoying lesbi...whooops...roommates EVER! I don't know how many times I thought in my head, "Geez, would you two just do it already and get it over with..."
After Rachel turned into a mink for like the second time, it was a cake walk. Ready to move onto round #2......more
**spoiler alert** Poor Cupid, he's having one HELL of a week. He's been run over by a car, mugged, shot, stabbed, poisoned and dumped into the San Fra**spoiler alert** Poor Cupid, he's having one HELL of a week. He's been run over by a car, mugged, shot, stabbed, poisoned and dumped into the San Francisco Bay, all because he's been assigned to join a lovely young couple, Michael Tattinger and Nina Davis, by Valentine's Day. However, Mistress Fate and her inept band of Universal Solicitors, cosmic attorneys who keep track of all human events by studying the Akashic Book, are doing everything they can to stop Cupid in his tracks. The Akashic Book is a celestial record of all choices, actions, events and their outcomes made by every human being ever born. It seems the Book reveals to Fate's attorneys, if Michael and Nina become a couple, they will eventually produce a son who will replace Miss Fate as the Master of Fate. Not willing to relinquish her power, Miss Fate will have none of it. She pulls out all the stops to prevent the young couple’s meeting, allowing no one, including a god, to stand in her way.
Will Cupid be able to keep to his deadline? Will the bumbling Universal Solicitors prove successful? Will Miss Fate finally understand the meaning of true love and realize nothing on Earth or in Heaven can stop her own Wheel of Fortune from turning?
In this current outing, we find ourselves walking between myth and the modern world. Straight out of the gate this story begins with a steamy sex scene (always a plus in my book). Sexy vixen, Ursula, Mistress of Fate, learns immediately from her minions, that she must find a way to prevent the coming of the next Master of Fate. Enter Cupid.
Eros is adorable, irresistible and made endearingly “human” by his coordination problem and tough assignment given to him by his mother, Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. If I said anymore I honestly think I would ruin it for you. This was an enjoyable read, but I had a lot of questions at the end of this story. I would very much like to see this story and ALL characters expanded into a larger realm, more “fleshed-out.” ...more
**spoiler alert** This series just gets better and better. Not only is Harry in trouble with the White Council, but with the Red Court (vampires), as**spoiler alert** This series just gets better and better. Not only is Harry in trouble with the White Council, but with the Red Court (vampires), as well. Oh boy!
Still reeling from his girlfriend being changed into a near-vampire, saying no to his proposal and leaving town, Harry falls into a deep depression. Billy, young leader to the local pack of werewolves helps Harry out where he can. Billy and the pack play a pivotal role towards the end, whilst in Faerieland.
Harry's given an ultimatum by the White Council, convince Mab, Queen of Air and Darkness, to give the Council's members safe passage through Faery or be a gift-wrapped morsel for the Red Court. But it's too late. Harry is already been acquired by Mab herself, to solve the murder of the Summer Knight and clear her name.
We learn a little more about Harry's past and what happened that fateful night he supposedly murdered his mentor/adoptive father, with Harry's conjured specialty, Fire. Harry's long lost love/"sister", Elaine, turns up alive. Harry is both pleased and suspicious.
Mr. Butcher introduces new characters seamlessly, the action is fast-paced, the dialogue smart & witty. I found myself chuckling a handful of times. I love books with good dialogue and action!
I give this series my highest recommendation and hope you enjoy them as much as I do. ;o)
**spoiler alert** Cassandra Blanchard has it all, looks, breeding, education, successful career, beautiful home, magical powers and the hottest Englis**spoiler alert** Cassandra Blanchard has it all, looks, breeding, education, successful career, beautiful home, magical powers and the hottest English teacher on the East Coast. Her life cannot be any more perfect than the night her love proposes to her under a full moon, a bonfire, and the entire small town of wonderful neighbors and friends cheering the happy couple on when she accepts Ethan McBride’s offer of marriage. After a blissful evening together, she awakens to find her very perturbed mother reminding her of one small problem, she has forgotten she is already engaged to another, an old family friend who journeys to the States to claim his wayward betrothed. Which one will Cassandra choose—the golden prince or the darkly handsome knight who casts his charismatic spell?
Cassandra’s life seems absolutely perfect when we first meet her. She’s rich, educated, comes from a good family, has magickal powers, and the cutest troop of familiars a witch could ever have. This story was definitely weaved with love and caring. Okay, I will admit, at a few points in the story, I did give a little eye roll; they were those “Bewitched, wiggle your nose, move stuff with magic” moments, but, for me, there were enough Pagan elements (and references to the Goddess, her Consort and a dash of mythology) to keep me wondering who the lucky guy was going to be.
This wholesome romp was just the thing I needed. I needed to be whisked away from the mundane (and a very long day) to a sweet little hamlet in upstate New York just in time for a Samhain (Halloween) celebration. I did say wholesome, didn’t I? Nevertheless, this little gem had plenty of sweet steamy moments. I also loved the fact that Cassandra is a curvy, dark-haired, sexy academic with not just one, but two men after her hand in marriage. Lucky girl! ...more
Sookie, Sookie, Sookie... Bitter little Southern belle.
Sookie has become quite the survivor (baby shower planner/assassin) these days, and the longerSookie, Sookie, Sookie... Bitter little Southern belle.
Sookie has become quite the survivor (baby shower planner/assassin) these days, and the longer the series goes on the more bitter our Ms. Stackhouse becomes.
Will Sookie ever find her humanity? Trust her fairy relatives? Get back with Eric? "Save" Eric from becoming the consort to the Queen of Oklahoma? Does Eric want to be saved? Will Sookie ever find happiness with, or without, Eric? I smell ANOTHER fairy war brewing, all centered around that gorgeous little, fairy love token and Sookie's talented little cousin, Hunter. Hmmm...