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Karin Anderson

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Polished Book One

Polished Book One

Spencer Hartley and Rory Campbell have been together for years, but something has always been missing. Rory knows that Spencer is looking for more of a thrill, but he cannot admit that even to himself. When Spencer and his boss, Jack Rothman, are trapped underground and underwater in a subway tunnel, the two feel a spark of something that could become more. Jack's overbearing father demands that he ensures Spencer's cooperation in the future by inviting Spencer and Rory to their home in the Hamptons. When they visit, Jack shows them a new type of thrill that even Spencer cannot deny.

If you've been looking for a MMF Romance with a bit of suspense and overcoming emotional baggage thrown in, this is the book for you!

Audio Review:
Erin Batemen and George Orlando work well together in a duet narration of the story. The transitions are mostly seamless, although they might be better if listened to at a faster speed (I listened at 1x).

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Standalone Story

Standalone Story.

Aisling is preparing for her dreaded wedding by hiding in the cellar, only to be abducted by a band of raiders and taken to their ship. Cormac is the dark, brooding man who saves her from being brutalized, but he still carries her away from her home. Once the boat reaches Norway Aisling is given to the ailing chief of the village as a slave. The chief has three sons who run the village - Cormac the brooding, Trygge the sweet and learned, and Rafn the Evil. If Aisling manages to survive her captors, can she ever become one of them?

If you've been looking for a great story with wonderful ties to Non-Greek/Roman mythology, this is the book for you.

Audio Review:
Luke Daniels embodies the characters he reads. His accents are well-thought-out and distinct.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Men of Manifold Book Three

Men of Manifold Book Three

Swann Santiago has always felt like the ugly duckling, despite her name. Her twin, Ravens has always been the beauty. Now that Swann has magic, though, maybe her luck has turned. Lance Whitehall has been tutoring her for months and in that time, they have become closer in many ways. When Lance notices Swann backing away from him in public, he knows it is time to step up his game. Yule is closing in fast, so he decides to gift her with a familiar who will understand her and stake his claim at the same time. Now he just has to convince Swann his feelings are for real.

If you're looking for a magical ugly duckling transformation, this is the book for you!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Highland Grooms Book Five

Highland Grooms Book Five.

Catriona Mackenzie has been alone for so long that she doesn't even know what she would do if a man showed her any interest. Now that her beloved aunt has passed, Cat is determined to keep Zelda's legacy going. The crown wants the land for its own, so Cat must seek the influence of her uncle. While staying at her uncle's home, Cat meets the mysterious Duke of Montrose. Accused of the murder of his wife, Hamlin Graham is seen as untouchable, but Cat has never stood for rumors.

If you're looking for a highland tale with a bit of mystery thrown in, this is the book for you!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Ivy Granger Book 0.5

Ivy Granger Book 0.5.

In this prequel to the Ivy Granger series, Ivy and Jinx must investigate the house of a client who is certain it is haunted. Beginning in the yard with Hunger Grass, they enter the woman's home. This short story gives an idea of the relationship between the Ivy and Jinx. It is somewhat lacking in backstory, but the length doesn't really allow for more. I highly recommend reading this in the order it was published or at least after the first book, just to understand the world a bit better.

If you're looking for a fun jaunt through Harborsmouth, this is the story for you!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Alien Abduction Book Eight

Alien Abduction Book Eight.

Azteriya is certain that she was born to be a warrior like her father, even though her mother and their society believes she should find a man to bear children with. With the help of a friend, she takes to the skies as the stow-away on a ship. When she is discovered by a human, Azteriya cannot believe the ship's commander trusts the hairy creature. After finally experiencing adventure and attending the wedding of the human, she begins to see that war isn't everything.

If you've been waiting for the next tale in the Alien Abduction series, you will not be disappointed.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Alien Mate Book One

Alien Mate Book One

Diana is not expecting the blue alien who shows up in her home, but when he insists that she is his mate she knows Kor must be joking. How can she be destined for an alien? However, Kor whisks her away to perform the mating ceremony before leaving her to his ship's computer, Alphie. After Kor spends some time with the human woman meant to be his, he is certain the oracle was correct. With dangers from all corners, though, can they come to love and protect each other?

If you're looking for an alien romance that makes you think, this is the book for you.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Standalone Story

Standalone Story

Three time's the charm...or not. After three failed attempts at finding "The One" using Cupid's Dating Service (CDS), Roxanne decides to guide other potential clients away from this sham. When Maverick Eros gets wind of her actions, he follows the lead of his team by setting up a meeting with the troublemaker. The moment Roxanne walks into Maverick's office she knows something is wrong. She can't stop looking at him or thinking about him. Maverick immediately suspects someone has set his own powers against him.

If you're looking for a story with dating services, gods and scheming mothers, this is the book for you!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Alien Abduction Book One

Alien Abduction Book One.

Jewel wakes up to find herself in a zoological exhibit maintained by an alien who sees her as a lesser being. Once Kay convinces her that he will release her as long as she performs his tests before the council, Jewel cooperates with his stupid tests. However, a connection is forming between them and neither can hold out for long. Will he be able to maintain his beliefs, or will Kay finally realize Jewel is an equal?

If you're looking for a new way to see intelligent life from other worlds, this is the book for you.

Audio Review:
Sophie James gives voice to these characters and allows the dichotomy between "alien" and "person" to switch between both characters.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Inferi Dii Book Two

Inferi Dii Book Two.

Lexington Cooper meets Dezi North at the scene of one of his conquests. After determining his innocence Lexi is drawn to him against her better nature. When another woman is found dead Dezi knows he must tell Lexi everything, but he knows she will be resistant to the fantastical nature of his story. As a cop, Lexi is used to horrible things, but she isn't prepared for the world she is sucked into. However, Dezi is compelling and his story makes a certain crazy sort of sense.

If you're looking for an action-packed story with Gods, Demi-Gods and Demons, this is the book for you!

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