MARION, MISSING by Rachel Caine
3.5 stars
Valentine is a P.I. visited by his partners ghost. She wants him to find her cousin, who has gone missing. Now he’s looking for a little girl and it leads to Tilda’s murderer.
Pretty good story. But I think it takes place in the 50’s or 60’s but the author doesn’t come out and tell you. 

Femme Fatale By Cynthia Eden
Mick is a private investigator. Savannah is a vampire. She comes to him to help her find a killer. This story has vampires, sex, and mystery.
“When the drop-dead gorgeous blonde stepped into his office, Mick Swayne knew that she was trouble.”

Dance with the Devil by Megan Hart
4.5 stars
Kathleen makes a deal with the devil. She does what he wants and she becomes a famous writer. Along the way she meets Jake.  She doesn’t want to fall for him but can’t help it. Second chance at love. The Devil. And two people who find love. Pretty good story. Told in Kathleen’s pov.

The Consort by Suzanne Johnson
Liandra is a fae with human blood. She visits the Queen and finds out her father traded her to the Prince for a horse. She escapes to the human world and runs into Faulk who is a prince but runs a bar in the human world. He is a hunter who hunts down fae and arrests or kills them.
Great story. Fairies. And evil Prince. 

Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy
4.5 stars
Prince Cavan is to be wed to Princess Natilde. What Cavan doesn’t know is that the Princess was replaced by the servant. She raped her with the wooden handle of a dagger. She threatens to kill her if she tells, so Nix is born. Nix becomes the goose girl until Natilde has her horse killed and her head mounted. Cavan feels a connection to Nix but doesn’t know why.
At first the story confused me but once I got into it, I couldn’t stop reading. Talking horse. Evil imposter. And a timid goose girl. A little gruesome.

The Djinn in the Mirror by Mina Khan
4.5 Stars
Ashmael is a djinn trapped in a mirror. Dahlia keeps having dreams about her death on her birthday by her step father. She agrees to release Ashmael if he will protect her. He returns to his home after she frees him and finds his family was killed. He goes to seek revenge on the Emperor. The Emperor goes looking for him and finds Dahlia. He takes her back and then disappears. It sort of leaves you hanging about what ends up happening between Ash and the Emperor.
Great story. Witches. Djinn. And a feisty cat.



Barb K.


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