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PA DePaul is a multi-genre romance author including paranormal fantasy, and romantic suspense. She has a full-length paranormal romance debut titled Guardian Redeemed; and is currently working on a romantic suspense series. She originally hails from Carroll County and Baltimore County, Maryland, but also lived in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. She currently resides in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia. When her head is not completely absorbed with listening to her very demanding characters tell their stories, she can be found with her nose in a book—not only enjoying the story but studying what makes the novel work. She loves action-adventure movies (if it blows up spectacularly, she’s there) and watching way too much TV. (Can everybody say “Procrastination?” To which she usually replies, “But it’s research!” Yeah, they don’t believe her either.). More times than not, her husband and Shi Tzu stand outside her closed office door wondering, “Is she still alive? Do we dare bother her? What if she’s on a roll?” Monty usually answers by scratching on the wood anyway. Gotta love a dog who doesn’t care about boundaries! Good thing he’s so cute! You can visit her at www.padepaul.com or www.facebook.com/padepaul or https://twitter.com/PADePaul.

Angel of Death--Yummy!

Death and the Girl He Loves  - Darynda Jones
  I absolutely love everything Darynda Jones writes. She has an awesome balance between humor and action. That being said, I will say I was a little surprised at the ending. I won't go into details because I hate when people give spoilers, but I was caught off guard. Still trying to decide if that's a good or bad thing. :)

 

Is it odd that I wish I could meet the Angel of Death character? I want to drool like the rest of the women in this series. :)

A "Charming" Read

Charming - Elliott James
  I thought this book was clever, funny and a nice change of pace. The sarcastic wit of the hero had me cracking up. :)  (Though a few times it did get a little distracting. Overall, a pleasure to read.
Blue Forever - Nina Bruhns Nina Bruhns really knows how to write an action-filled, suspenseful story filled with romance. Love her writing!
Insatiable - Meg Cabot I'm not going to say much because I don't want to spoil anything...but what a disappointing ending. If I had known it was going to end this way, I wouldn't have read it. The story itself is good and written well, but the ending? Not so much.
The Darkest Craving - Gena Showalter I love this Lord of the Underworld series. Gena Showalter just continues to build a world and characters that I really wish I could live in and meet.
Magic Bites  - Ilona Andrews I actually couldn't finish the book. I really hated writing that first sentance. I had such high hopes because I heard so much about Curran but I just couldn't understand the world of this story. Nothing was explained and I couldn't figure out if this was an alternate way of life or if something happened and now the supernaturals had taken over or what was going on most of the time with the magic.

Predatory (The Sentinels, #0.5, Immortal Guardians, #3.5)

Predatory (The Sentinels, #0.5, Immortal Guardians, #3.5) - Alexandra Ivy,  Nina Bangs,  Dianne Duvall,  Hannah Jayne I will admit that I only read the short story by Dianne Duvall. I've been following her Immortal Guardian series and was happy to learn she had written a short story for Richart. It was great.
Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc.) - Julie Ann Walker I absolutely love this author. She can write a gripping romantic suspense filled with believable alpha males and strong women who can keep up with them. I can't wait for the next book!
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo - Kerrelyn Sparks Once again, Kerrelyn delivers another excellent story in the Love at Stake series. I just love these characters!
Dark Seduction - Brenda Joyce I really wanted to continue reading the book but I had to stop when I couldn't seem believe anything that was happening. I love time travel stories and love to be able to suspend reality, but I couldn't suspend it as far as this story was taking it. I agree with another commenter, the wetness dripping down the legs and the constant talk about sex really didn't help move the story forward.
Wild Point Island - Kate Lutter I love that Kate Lutter told us a tale about intrigue, deceit, and ghosts using a backdrop of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. She definately did her research and spun a tale you won't want to put down!
The Boss’s Fake Fiancee - Inara Scott This story itself was cute and light. The reason I rated it "Ok" was for the inconsistancies with the secondary characters. It go so distracting after a while, I kept getting pulled out of the story.
Out of Sight - Cherry Adair I absolutely love Cherry Adair but I did not like this book. There were too many unbelievable situations and I felt the character development was rushed.
Wait Until Dark - M.L. Buchman Once again, M.L. Buchman delivers a high action, fast-paced story filled with well-rounded characters and a highly researched storyline about a specialized team of military Black Hawk pilots and crew. Definately worth reading this series if you like military romances!
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern I loved the premise of this story and couldn't wait to read it but from the first page I couldn't get used to the writing style. I'm not used to present tense or having someone pretty much "tell" me an entire story. I couldn't share any emotions with the characters because she didn't show us any--she told me many times but didn't show me at all. I also didn't understand why we had to jump around in time so much. Almost every chapter we were either years forward or jumping years back, it became very disconcerting.

This book could have been fantastic if it was in the usual past tense and the author showed me the character's actions and emotions instead of constantly summing up what was going on.
In Too Deep - Cherry Adair I didn't like this one because we've heard/read about this main character in the previous books and found him strong, formidible and intriguing. When this book opens we find a major, life-changing event has happened to him and we never got to experience it. We were just told about it. Therefore when it came to his whole plot of vengence for it, I couldn't really root him on and feel much about whether he succeeded or not.