Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #9) by J.R. Ward

I have been completely sucked in by the brothers and had to read this when it came out.  This is Manny and Payne’s story, but it seemed to focus more on Jane and Vishous and Butch.  I thought it was good but not as good as some of the other books in the series.

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, Book #1) by Gail Carriger  

I read this one for the book club we’re having on OBS.  I have to admit that it took me a little while to get into it.  I had trouble getting used to how they talk and some of the words they use.  But, with that said I did really like it by the end of the book and would read more in the series.

The Blood That Bonds by Christopher Buecheler (II a.m. Trilogy, Book #1)

I got this as a free nookbook off of the Barnes and Noble website (I’ve also heard it’s a free Kindle book on amazon).  I really didn’t know what to think of it before I started reading.  I thought it was an interesting idea as I started to read it, but that was about it.  This book fell majorly short for me.  The lead character, Two, gave up one addiction (heroin) for another addiction (blood) and when she no longer is a vampire is looking for a way to become one again.  No warm and fuzzies in this one and the characters are one-dimensional and boring.

Evermore (The Immortals, Book #1) by Alyson Noel

I’ve heard really good things about this book and it didn’t disappoint!  It was an easy and quick read.  The characters were likable and the story flowed really smoothly.  I like the main character, Ever, and really thought that Damen, was a vampire most of the book and I was shocked to find out he wasn’t.  This was by far the best paranormal book I read this month.  I highly recommend this book and plan to read the rest of the series.

Harm None (Rowan Gant Mysteries, Book #1) by M.R. Sellars

This book centers around the Wiccan religion, something I don’t see often in books.  It was really interesting for me since I’m from the St.Louis area and that is where this book takes place.  It was just neat seeing them mention streets and places I actually know.  The book did take me awhile to get into.  I think maybe the beginning was a  little to factual for me.  But it turned out to be pretty good and I would totally read more of the series.

Blood Drive by Traci Houston

This book was an advance reader’s copy and isn’t due to be released until October of this year.  I thought the writer had a good idea but thought the story could benefit from more developed characters and more details.  As I was reading, I could just tell this was a debut novel from a new author.  I really hope they do some revamping (no pun intended) before the final release.

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Book #2) by Charlaine Harris

This was a re-read for me.  I never really cared for it the first time around but think that maybe it was because I read the whole series back-to-back and they became to repetitious that way.  I liked it much better this go around.  And loved my Eric:)

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