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Book Review: Barbarian’s Choice by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Choice by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #11
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 226 pages.
Published on December 22nd 2016 by Independently published (first published December 11th 2016)
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
I might be the only unmated female in my tribe, but it doesn’t mean I’ve given my heart. I’m waiting. I want resonance, and I won’t settle for anything less.
But when an alien ship lands and a handsome stranger steps out, I know he’s the one. His name’s Mardok and he’s fascinatingly different – and distractingly appealing. But Mardok can’t stay on the ice planet, and he says he can take me with him.
Now, I must make a choice. Do I stay and lose my mate forever? Or do I follow him to the stars and leave behind everything I know?

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Buddy Read: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

 


Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #2
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Published on November 28th 2013 by RAZORBILL (first published April 1st 2008)
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…

It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price..
 

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Hope by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #10
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 205 pages.
Published on November 23rd 2016 by Independently published (first published November 18th 2016)
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Seasons ago, I resonated to the quietest of tribesmates, a male content to love me from afar while I was the center of attention. We could have been happy. Despite our differences, I loved him and he loved me.

But then a terrible thing happened…and my world was never the same again.

Now resonance is giving us a second chance, but…I’m afraid. What if what I have with my mate is too broken to be fixed? What if there’s no hope left for us at all?

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Buddy Read: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

 


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Published on November 2013 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . .

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .
 

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Book Review: Loving Deviant by Laurann Dohner

 


Loving Deviant by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #9
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 166 pages.
Published on August 23rd 2016 by Laurann Dohner
Laurann Dohner: Website | Twitter| Goodreads

Synopsis:
After barely surviving a horrific accident, then being held captive for years by Earth Government, Venice must escape the planet. She thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers when she contracts to be a deep-space bride-only to find herself facing an even bigger nightmare. Hiding from her con man “husband” aboard his space station, she comes across an intimidating cyborg…one who could just be her last hope. Deviant is humiliated when his father suggests he visit a pleasure center to make use of a sex bot. True, the defects he was born with have assured female cyborgs will never consider adding him to a family unit. But he still has his pride. The woman who enters the room, however, is incredibly lifelike, and she quickly has Deviant feeling things he’d never dreamed-right until the moment he finds out she’s human. Sort of… Venice needs Deviant’s help to get off the space station. Deviant is lonely, and in need of someone to teach him how to pleasure a female. They strike a bargain, one that has Venice giving up her freedom. But soon it’s her heart that’s at greater risk. It’s easy loving Deviant…even when others are determined to make it difficult.

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Challenges and My year in Books

Challenges and My year in Books

Happy new year! It’s a new year, so here’s a new kind of banner for the year. Before starting new reviews in this blog I wanted to take a look back to my 2019 in books and the challenges I took a part in.