Four supernatural story, four vampire tales that make sure you will go wild in the night...
V is for Vampwoman
Mikhail Korollov had loved Lady Pamela Sm...moreFour supernatural story, four vampire tales that make sure you will go wild in the night...
V is for Vampwoman
Mikhail Korollov had loved Lady Pamela Smythe-Worthing for 200 years, but afraid to court her since he think she's just woman full of vain and selfish. As for Lady Pam herself, she's done with being coward and go to Albania to help Mikhail and his comrade to battle Malcontent, the bad vampire. Who knows that Mikhail, this big bad brute and Viking all the way can make her dead heart beating again? But Mikhail doesn't want risk Pamela's life since now he have chance to prove his love to her.
I'm a fan of Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks, and because of that I requested this title on Edelweiss. Alas, this story much like appetizer in any banquet. Light, fun but not enough to satisfy your hunger (pardon my pun). I actually like the pairing, since it's so rare for Ms Sparks to feature vampire couple. But, Mikhail and Pamela's relationship feel flat to me. Even their romance is sizzling, it feel rushed. The story is also too short, like Ms Sparks can't develop it into something more. Which make me a little bit dissapointed. Add it with just foreplay scene and no actual sex scene. Make me a sad kitten here :(.
Rating : 3 stars
A Forever Love
Elizabeth Bryant can't forget her old flame that left her two years ago. All relationship she try to manage always make her remember Lukas Olsson. Then, one day she is transported to a mysterious realm and doesn't have a clue about her whereabout. Turn that she's in Washington V.C. V.C. stand for Vamp City, a realm for vampire that supposed to be their utopia but some times ago the spell was waning and they all trapped in the realm. That when Elizabeth meet Lukas, who is a vampire. Lukas will do anything to make sure Elizabeth come back safely to her world. Also that actually he loves her so deeply and his disappearance because he is also trapped in Vamp City . But, is Elizabeth want to comeback and live separate from the man she loved for forever?
Pamela Palmer is one of my favorite authors, and her Feral Warriors series is a must read for me. I'm not read her vampire series yet, so I'm afraid I will not understand this novella, which is happened after book #1. The story itself can be read as stand alone and despite the short amount of words and chapters still make me enjoy it. Love Lukas who is so alpha, and also, ehm, Viking. The ending will make reader scream. Yes, beware of the cliffhanger! Some readers might not be satisfied since there's no resolution for Elizabeth and Lucas's relationship. Their sex scene is steamy, tho. This novella makes me want to read the full-length novel. And I hope Ms Palmer will write more about Lucas and Elizabeth in the future.
Rating : 4 stars
First Dates are Hell
Valiance, a vampire protector for Prima Violet Jordan's pack, meet a girl and want to date her. But when he finally can make Esme -the girl that make him smitten- accept his invitation, Valiance's brothers attack him. Seems they want Valiance to comeback to their Master. Valiance doesn't want Esme to be involved. But Mondrian, Valiance's brother can't see her. That's when Valiance discover Esme's heritage as fairy. Her magic is so strong, it make her can't be seen by ordinary people and also supernatural beings with evil intentions. Mondrian then take Esme's grandmother as hostage, so Valiance with Esme's help try to save her. Is this first date between Valiance and Esme is doomed to hell and no chance for them to get... intimate?
I never read Amanda Arista's works before, and seems like this novella is connected to her "Diaries of an Urban Panther" where Viola Jordan is the main heroine. Being new with her book, I can enjoy the novella even still don't know some of the recurring characters. The story is good, fast paced and full action packed. I enjoy Esme's quirkiness and there are some awesome quotes as well. Definitely make me want to read the main series. Oh, and of course beside vampire, Valiance is a Viking...
Rating : 4 stars
Blood and Water
Set in America, 1900. Stellan is a Mar, or Merfolk. But not an ordinary merfolk, he needed blood to make him can live and walk in the land. One day he met Angelina Ralston when that girl was on a ferry and Stellan watched her from water. Then the ferry was drown and Stellan save her. Angelina didn't have a clue about her savior and met Stellan who introduced himself as Stellan Fletcher. Feel grateful, Angelina invited him to go to her home. Angelina was a photographer even her mother was disagree and want Angelina to behave as a woman that era should be. As for Stellan, he agreed to go to Ralston's house to discover Angelina's father plan about a bridge that would be built above Mar's tomb in the depth of the sea. But soon Stellan was drowned to Angelina. There's a bond between Stellan and Angelina that made them could do telephaty and things got worse when Salila, Stellan's sister wanted him to go back to the sea and left Angelina behind. When Angelina finally knew who Stellan is, could she let him go?
Save the best for the last. For me, Blood and Water is the most unique vampire tale. There's no mention of a vampire here, but Ms Falconer already give hints for reader. Stellan that must drink blood and when his image can't be captured by Angelina's camera. As for the story, it's so beautiful and Ms Falconer have way with words. The timeline that set in 1900's era make the story feel richer. I want Ms Falconer to write more about Angelina and Stellan's story. Since the ending leaving some things that can be developed into a full novel. Maybe she can write more about Mar and their unique world. And Stellan.. no information about his heritage. But Stellan is Sweden name, so.. you know what I mean.
Rating : 5 stars
Vampire Gone Wild is an anthology that make vampire fans will be happy and squeal. The connection of the four novellas beside the heroes are vampire, all of them are Viking! Yep, prepare to be philandered and ravished, those Viking vampires will make your heart beat so wild. For vampire (and viking) fans, this anthology is a must read.
Three reason why I have kinda love-hate with this book : 1. Jolie annoyed a hell alot of me. Sometimes she's too TSTL. Moan...moreMore like 3,5 stars actually
Three reason why I have kinda love-hate with this book : 1. Jolie annoyed a hell alot of me. Sometimes she's too TSTL. Moaning about her love life, so insecure with herself. Also she's too immature. One time she believe her true love is Rand, next she lusting after Sinjin. She also dating Trent to make Rand pissed off,because Rand even he seems to have interest to Jolie constantly reject her. But when Trent break up with her, she moan, wailing how he's a jerk. Then back to Rand. I want to pulling my hair each time I read her part. 2. Why seems like all hot men lusting after Jolie? From Rand, her warlock employer, then the sexy vampire Sinjin, the werewolf that she bring back from death, Trent whose then be her boyfriend but dump her afterward, and Odran the Fairy King. That like, 4 hot men desire Jolie, jezzz. 3. A Cliffhanger ending. I. Freakin.Hate. Cliffhanger!! The problem with Bella, Jolie's enemy still unresolved. That's mean I must read the next!
And one reason, after some hot foreplay scenes, there's no sex scene in this book. Nope. Nada. Zero. Zing. Damn! :|
But, the ending kinda killed me and I want to know what will happen next. I hope Jolie and Rand's problem will be fixed. (less)
Buku yang membuat aku percaya, bahwa kelak genre fantasy Indonesia akan "berbicara". Tidak hanya di dalam negeri , tapi juga di dunia international (a...moreBuku yang membuat aku percaya, bahwa kelak genre fantasy Indonesia akan "berbicara". Tidak hanya di dalam negeri , tapi juga di dunia international (amin dulu :P)
Buku ini bisa terbilang fresh untuk genre YA, karena si Evie tokohnya (eh untungnya cowonya namanya bukan Sebastian, hm...more4 bintang buat Paranormalcy....
Buku ini bisa terbilang fresh untuk genre YA, karena si Evie tokohnya (eh untungnya cowonya namanya bukan Sebastian, hmpfh), bener2 tangguh, walau pas terakhir2 ada beberapa adegan pas dy meweknya, tapi wajar lah, karena hidupnya sendiri. lumayan sulit
Teruuus, banyak makhluk2 paranormal disini, mulai dari mermaid, peri, werewolf, vampir, sampe shape- shifter. Ada banyak deh, jadi inget sama dunianya Iron King (padahal aku belum baca :p)
Evie itu agen di IPCA, tugasnya nangkap makhluk2 paranormal, karena cuma dia sendiri yang bisa melihat penyamaran mereka.
Nantinya bakal ada dua cowo dalam hidup Evie, Reth si peri yang creepy nan manipulatif (kadang merinding sih pas ada adegannya Reth) sama Lend, si shape shifter, yang doyan berubah2 wujud dan menguasai elemen air, juga keren.
Err, terdengar cinta segitiga? Ga juga, haha :D Soalnya Evie takut banget sama Reth, dan akhirnya deket sama Lend.
Seperti halnya YA akhir2 ini, ceritanya bersambung, tapi untungnya ga ada cliff hanger yang bikin aku kesel, tapi banyak pertanyaan yang belum terjawab
Bakal nulis review yang lebih lengkap dan rapi, kalau aku udah selesai *_*... (selesai apa coba, hmpfh :)) )(less)
I buy the secondhand edition a weeks ago, despite I already read this a year ago, but I love Cheyenne McCray. And while I give the fir...moreRe-read July, 25
I buy the secondhand edition a weeks ago, despite I already read this a year ago, but I love Cheyenne McCray. And while I give the first read 5 stars, I decide to give just 4 stars for this 2nd read. Not that I'm not enjoyed it, but sometimes I give ratings for some books without thinking (sometimes happen, believe me)
I love Cheyenne McCray's books and stories, and Magic series by her is definitely my fave. She can mix suspense, magic, myth and a sensual story well. Magic series can be categorized for erotica, esp for 2 previous books, this one and the first. But not so heavy, I can said just at mild level. And this series can't be read stand alone, since the event always continue from the first to the last..
What I dislike.. Ummm, maybe because the hero, (almost all of them, really) use to have a long hair and wear leather pants. Not fans of hero like that, I prefer them have a short, military cut and use jeans instead, lol.
If you like paranormal stories with witch character and Irish myth, be sure to include this series to your must to read list(less)