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Book Review: Redeeming Zorus by Laurann Dohner


Redeeming Zorus by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #6
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback
Source: My Copy
Warnings: Rape attempt
Published on November 22nd 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published April 20th 2011)
Laurann Dohner: Website | Twitter| Goodreads

Synopsis:
Charlie’s brother has put her in the no-win situation of having to rescue a cyborg from Earth Government. It’s dangerous, she’ll become an outlaw on Earth, but it’s the only way to save her brother’s life. The imprisoned cyborg is rude, conceited and probably the biggest jerk she’s ever had the misfortune to meet. His only redeeming qualities are his handsome face and sexy, muscular body. Just wow! Still, she can’t wait to be rid of him. All cyborgs hate humans, but Zorus is consumed by it. Chained, enslaved and facing death on Earth once again, he vows revenge. To his utter astonishment, a human female comes to his rescue. She’s rude, mouthy and bossy. And very brave. She baffles him almost as much as she arouses him. Zorus cannot deny that he’s fascinated by her. They are about to lock wills and ignite a firestorm of desire that defies every rule he lives by.

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Book Review: Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner


Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #5
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback
Source: My Copy
Warnings: Mentions of abuse and rape
Published on November 21st 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published November 26th 2010)
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Synopsis:
Jill has learned the hard way that men can’t be trusted and sex only causes pain. In the lawlessness of space, women are a sexual commodity-to be used and abused. She’s doing a man’s job, with only her father’s brutal reputation and three androids to help keep her alive when she sees a massive, handsome cyborg chained to a freight table. The abusive crew plans to sell him to fight in gruesome death matches. It’s stupid, it’s insane, but Jill can’t leave him to such a horrible fate. Coal has survived being a captive breeding slave and irreversible damage to his cyborg implants, but his honor is still intact. He’s grateful Jill saved him and he’ll repay her the only way he can. He’ll fix her-with his mouth, his hands and his body. He can teach the little human just how much pleasure she’s capable of feeling.

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Book Review: Touching Ice by Laurann Dohner


Touching Ice by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #4
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback
Source: My Copy
Published on November 21st 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published November 26th 2010)
Laurann Dohner: Website | Twitter| Goodreads

Synopsis:
What can go wrong overseeing a bunch of android sex bots on an automated whorehouse in deep space? Great job, if Megan doesn’t die of boredom. Then she catches sight of the sexiest male she’s ever seen. On her grainy security monitor, she watches all his sexual exploits with the bots, and fantasizes. But that’s all she can do because he’s a cyborg. Then fate steps in. There’s a crash and Megan must escape or die. The cyborgs are rescuing the sex bots-taking them onboard their ship. She knows cyborgs hate humans. They’ll kill her if she asks for help so she devises an insane plan-pretend to be the most realistic sex bot ever made. His name is Ice, and Megan is now his personal sex bot. He will satisfy every sexual fantasy she’s ever had-and as many more as she can dream up. She just has to figure out how to keep her big, sexy cyborg from discovering that she is all woman.

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Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan 
Series: Heroes of Olympus, #2
Genre: Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 513 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on October 4th 2011 by Disney ● Hyperion Books
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I read the Finnish version, “Merenjumalan poika”. This review might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
PERCY IS CONFUSED. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.

HAZEL IS SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem—when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wishes she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

FRANK IS A KLUTZ. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery—although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely—enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

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Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan


The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 
Series: Heroes of Olympus, #1
Genre: Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 553 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on October 12th 2010 by Disney ● Hyperion Books
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I read the Finnish version, “Eksynyt Sankari”. This review might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:
JASON HAS A PROBLEM. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything—except that everything seems very wrong.

PIPER HAS A SECRET. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.

LEO HAS A WAY WITH TOOLS. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?

Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Best-selling author Rick Riordan has pumped up the action, humor, suspense, and mystery in an epic adventure that will leave readers panting for the next installment.

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Buddy Read: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

 


Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #6
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 588 pages
Source: Library
Published on December 7th 2010 by RAZORBILL
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Synopsis:
The astonishing conclusion to the #1 international bestselling series, now in paperback!
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust. . . .
But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?
Each other.

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Buddy Read: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

 


Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #5
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 489 pages
Source: Library
Published on May 1st 2010 by RAZORBILL
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Synopsis:
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.

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Buddy Read: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

 


Bitten by Kelley Armstrong 
Series: Otherworld #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal 
Age Range: Adult Audience
Warnings: Cheating
Format: Paperback, 448 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on May 1st 2010 by Little, Brown Book Group
Kelley Armstrong: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:

“I’ve been fighting it all night.
I’m going to lose …Nature wins out.
It always does.”

Elena Michaels didn’t know that her lover Clay was a werewolf until he bit her, changing her life for ever. Betrayed and furious, she cannot accept her transformation, and wants nothing to do with her Pack – a charismatic group of fellow werewolves who say they want to help.

When a series of brutal murders threatens the Pack, Elena is forced to make an impossible choice. Abandon the only people who truly understand her new nature, or help them to save the lover who ruined her life, and who still wants her back at any cost.

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Book Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

 


Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #9
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 431 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on February 16th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published January 25th 2010)
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Synopsis:
Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.
A Dangerous Beauty
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.
An Uncontrolled Need
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

That lead to a pleasure so wicked…
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him.

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Book Review: Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris

 


Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2002 by Ace Books
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I read the Finnish version, “Verenjanoa Dallasissa”.

Synopsis:
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she’s face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it).
Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the blood-suckers asks for a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave–and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly…

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