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Naughty cats – and older women?

Cheetahs Never Win: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) Book Cover Cheetahs Never Win: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)
A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) #5
RJ Blain
contemporary fiction, romance, humour, fantasy
RJ Blain
2 Jan 2019

Witnessing a double homicide dumps Aaron Clinton into the middle of a gruesome murder investigation. To stop the budding serial killer from striking again, Aaron’s forced to join forces with a reformed cop and a colony of cranky cats.

Warning: this novel contains cats, murder, more cats, mayhem, cheetahs, mischief, felines, a serial killer, romance, humor, puns, generalized hilarity, and whipped cream used in inappropriate fashions. Proceed with caution.

A fun story with lots of sniggers and a cherry on top!

I now know a lot more about Texas than I did before, not necessarily to its benefit of course, and oh Fire Ants! I suspect I have been a victim of these ants or their relatives in India when I once sat down in a woodland – certainly something nasty bit me several times on my behind! And it hurt…

This is ‘universe’ that I am not familiar with and it took a while to understand the creatures that inhabited it, and I must say that angels that are missing their heads sounds very creepy. Maybe the author was inspired by The Winged Victory of Samothrace  a famous statue where the head has been lost, or the fables that say that good deeds result in angels being born – but without heads, wings, faces etc. Whichever, I found their idea disconcerting.

That above, I liked the story and it was long enough to satisfy me, – a lot of these fantasy novels I find are rather short, but this was a good length which meant that several of the characters could be developed as well as the two main protagonists.

This was book 5 in the series and so I went back to book 1 –

Playing with Fire: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) 

by RJ Blain  (Author)

each book deals with different characters in this universe.

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FBI uses Magic:






The Federal witch Book Cover




The Federal witch




The Federal Witch bks 0-7





TS Paul





fantasy, paranormal, romance, humour, crime




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Imagine a world where Witches, Weres, and Vampires work among us. The Paranormals came out to the world during World War one. History as we know it took a left turn as world events changed. World war two never happened as we remember it. The Empire of Japan still exists. As does the British Empire. America is finding itself overwhelmed by magic. Particularly the FBI.

Agatha Blackmore is a Witch and she has all but been drafted by the FBI to help. Demons, Dragons, Weres, and Fae are her opponents. What can one small Witch and her pet Unicorn do against the world?

Read the Prequel and books 1 & 2 to find out!

  • Born a Witch ... Drafted by the FBI!
  • Conjuring Quantico
  • Magical Probi
I read all the way through the Federal witch stories, and even started on the Universe stories without a breather. They were fun! and such a blast to read.

There are 8 stories in the main series:

0. Born a Witch: Drafted by the FBI

  1. Conjuring Quantico
  2. Magical Probi
  3. Special Agent in Charge
  4. Witness Enchantment
  5. Night of the Unicorn
  6. Invisible Elder
  7. Blood on the Moon

This is paranormal fantasy with every possible species you can think of. Each book tells you a little more backstory and also about each character – do read number 5!

We have the FBI as the central organisation but then there are gateways/portals into various multiverses and pocket worlds such as Tir Nan Og – hence the Unicorns (yeah) who actually are nasty fighters witht horn and battle dragons with Arthur and his Round Table Nights – but don’t ask about Merlin…

And there is politics. Scheming that makes Machiavelli look simplistic. Playing the long gang as many species – such as Vampires – live for a very long time and manipulate from behind the ‘scene’.

So the Federal witch is Agatha and these stories are based on her adventures with her friends – of various species but especially Cat, Chuck and her micro-unicorn Fergus and the FBI cases they get involved in.

During the time period of the stories, which start when she joins and end (at present) Agatha graduates and becomes a Special Agent in Charge of her own unit. she goes from being a rather naive teenager to a seasoned agent, despite the interference of various gods and Goddesses.

Oh and please could she share the clothes cleaning spell? and is there one for keeping hair under control too? (See Abby from the Aphrodite series – she has one, and a self-cleaning one too) Would make life so much easier and cheaper too.

There are 2 books known to be in the list to come:

  • Child of Darkness
  • A Draft of Dragons

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Let’s Join a Dating Site!






Dragon Date Book Cover




Dragon Date





Amelia Rock





paranormal romance, shifters,




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Those who cannot do, teach.

Seph Vovin is one of five handsome brothers from a clutch born to one of the oldest dragon-shifter families.
He has been blessed.
He has been privileged.
He has a career as a successful marriage counselor.
But…
He has no mate.

What could go wrong when seeking the help of a dating service where dragon-shifters are paired with genetically-compatible women?

Asha Hamilton is the founder of Wings of Love, one of the leading matchmakers for dragon-shifter romances. This big, beautiful woman has a flawless record when it comes to pairing up couples – until Seph walks through her door. Suddenly, she is met with a challenge, to find a mate for someone who just won’t click with anyone. Asha is determined to find the right woman for Seph, no matter what it takes.

But what happens when she runs out of options? How far is she willing to go to succeed in her mission?

Now I was bored by this author’s attempt at writing about Bear shifters but this one about Dragons was better. Not good. Just better. The solution was all too obvious from the first chapter.

I want to know:

Did anyone tell the human girls that they might have quintuplets?

What is the largest possible size of a clutch?

And is giving birth to an egg any better than giving birth to a human baby? considering the whole baby is inside the egg!

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12 months of wolves








Draken




Year of the Wolf pack Vol 2





Various





paranormal, demons and devils, urban fantasy, shifters



 

Some of the books within this set of novels are reviewed here, – these are really the ones with which I got bored very easily. Only one sparked my interest – initially but follow on was not so good.

Drakon

Boo…..oring.

Typical dragon shifter with a temper and huge Alpha issues meets human and…

You know the story, I know the story, we all know the story. So why bother to read it?

  • Noble Secrets by Cecilia Dominic 1 star as got bored quickly.
  • Call of the Dragon by Elianne Adams

I got really bored by chapter 20 of 27 chapters. It was fight – heal – fight – heal – fantasy land – traitor – and so on.

2 stars as I did get more than half-way through.

  • First Light by Tami Lund

Prequel to Light Bearer series.

Started Ok but then I got bored. 2

  • Treasured Find by Nancy Corrigan

3 stars

  1. All Royals are twins.
  2. They don’t look like their siblings – why?
  3. All royals have 3 shifter animals inside them and are therefore extremely rare.

I bought the continuation story about messed up Royal Devin. But went no further as it then degenerated into a typical shifter story.

  • Beautiful Mistake

The Royals look for Molly, Megan’s twin.

Too repetitive from 1st book. 2

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Good sniffing out…






In Pursuit Book Cover




In Pursuit




(Adirondack Pack, #1.5) 





K.C. Stewart





fantasy, shifters




K. C. Stewart




Aug 2016



There is a man in her bed and Sadie isn’t sure how she feels about that. The wolf she once considered a pet is now her mate. She needs time to process but Owen feels it is his duty as alpha to help them along into a happy marriage, starting with their honeymoon. For the next week, Sadie will only have Tyson for company as they hike through the Adirondack Mountains. Figuring out sleeping arrangements with only one extra-large sleeping bag will turn out to be the least of their problems as Tyson informs her that someone has been pursuing them since the very beginning.

Sadie has now married Tyson – now that he has been tamed and is no longer feral he can become a good mate for her.

Sadie, as explained in previous  books, was not born a werewolf and it is taking her a time to get adjusted to her new situation especially  now that Tyson is no longer feeling the need to be Fred the ‘tame’ wolf for her.

So a rather sweet romance when your doggy becomes your lover? Hmm is that even a nice way to think about your doggy?  But this is a fantasy novel when the dog is really a prince in disguise – he is just a dog occasionally – …..

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