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"Frostfire," Lynn Viehl

Pros: For what it is, this is an engaging and absorbing read with fun characters Cons: The genre itself will put some people off at this point; don’t make this the first book in the series that you read Rating:

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"Blood Prophecy," Stefan Petrucha

Pros: A more old-school take on vampires; intriguing strains of Lovecraftian horrors; unusual historical setting for a paranormal Cons: A few oddities (a French poem rhymes in English?) and a couple of dry passages Rating: 4 out of 5 Review

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"When Twilight Burns" by Colleen Gleason

Pros: Page-turning suspense. Cons: The book won’t make as much sense without having read the first three books in the series. Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Victoria Gardella, Venator, has survived a vicious battle

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"Flirt," Laurell K. Hamilton

Pros: Fascinating world; distinctive style Cons: Mary Sue-ish main character Rating: 3 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group.   Laurell K. Hamilton’s Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18) is the first Hamilton book I’ve read. Really.

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"Archangel’s Kiss," Nalini Singh

Pros: Stunning, original, beautiful, intriguing, and mesmerizing Cons: None at all for me Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group.   I’ll have to lead off with a quote from my review of Nalini

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"Must Love Hellhounds" (multiple authors)

Pros: Strong stories in fascinating worlds using engaging characters Cons: I guess I expected a bit more hellhound… Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   How could I resist a read of Must Love

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"Dark Curse," Christine Feehan

Pros: Wonderful main character; unusual take on vampires Cons: Haphazard & arbitrary mix of elements; some rather silly concepts; heavy stress on “should women fight” Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   Book 16? Book

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"Deader Still," Anton Strout

Pros: Interesting world, main character, and plot; fun Cons: Side plot/character could use more detail Rating: 4 out of 5

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"Deathwish," Rob Thurman

Pros: Hilarious, poignant, thoughtful; filled with personality and heart-pounding action Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Rob Thurman online.   A week or two ago I read ten books in a row

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"Angels’ Blood," Nalini Singh

Pros: Incredibly original and beautiful Cons: None at all for me Rating: 6 out of 5

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