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"Darker Than Night" by Kim Lenox

Pros: The book doesn’t feel at all like a repetition of the previous two. Cons: The ending that wraps up the series felt EXTREMELY abrupt, and somewhat unsatisfying. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group **Spoiler

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"Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff

Pros: Easy to read and follow along; good examination and analysis of ancient sources. Cons: The footnotes were slightly confusing; it took me a minute to realize that they weren’t alluded to in the text but included in the back

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"Dead Matter" by Anton Strout

Pros: Although this is the third book in the series, you can pick it up and read it without feeling like background information is missing. Cons: Waiting for the next book to see how some of the long term effects

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"Most Eagerly Yours" by Allison Chase

Pros: Both the hero and heroine do a wonderful job of maintaining their cover without mistrust becoming a major issue. Cons: I wish that both of the mysteries presented had been solved, but I suspect that that will happen at

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"Warrior Ascended," Addison Fox

Pros: The heroine’s problems don’t make her whiny or incapable of action. Cons: The villains can be more comical than threatening at times. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Two goddesses of Mount Olympus

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"Steamed" by Katie MacAlister

Pros: The warmth and humor in this book are laugh-out-loud funny. Cons: It took me a little while to get to know the characters and really care about them. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group

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"Kismet" by Monica Burns

Pros: The heroine is extremely resilient and courageous. Cons: The hero seems to feel that he has a right to what he wants, despite what the heroine thinks or feels about it. Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy

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"Sexy As Hell" by Susan Johnson

Pros: Steamy romance, and the power struggle between hero and heroine is so much fun to watch. Cons: The ending feels rather rushed, almost as if it comes out of nowhere. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of

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"The Notebooks of Madame B: Ecstasy"

Pros: The stories do an excellent job of showcasing people’s reactions to each other in steamy situations. Cons: The voices of the protagonists feel at times as if they blend together. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of

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"An Artificial Night" by Seanan McGuire

Pros: Emotionally complex; the story grabs you and won’t let go Cons: It would have been nice to have a little bit more background on some of the characters. Rating: 4.75 out of 5 Advance Review book courtesy of

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