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Paul and Tiavano are back with a bang!

Fangsgiving CoverFangsgiving by Robert Winter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Robert Winter’s Vampire Claus is one of my favourite festive reads so I was delighted to hear he was returning to the series with a follow-up.

Fangsgiving has all the same elements which made the first one such a success for me, a complex vampire, a cute as a button human and a romance for the ages.

Here we discover Paul and Taviano are still as solid as they were at the end of the previous book but Taviano’s demon is still refusing to turn Paul and make him into a vampire. As the book progresses, strange things start occurring, leading to a confrontation with Taviano’s maker.

As Paul and his immediate family get embroiled in a centuries old vampire’s quest to rule over all, things get serious and decisions are made which will have major repercussions going forward.

I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment, even if it has a bit of an open ending as book three is on the way. Paul and Taviano are still madly in love and I enjoy the spark which crackles between them. We also got to meet two new vampires who look like they will be allies going forward and Malik was a super sweetie.

There’s the same level of dramatic action going on here as with the first one and the Boston setting is as strong as ever.

I’m eagerly waiting for book three now because I’m desperate to know what Paul’s new discovery means for him and Taviano, and the rest of the vampires, going forward.

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review

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More fabulous adventures with the Shadow Elite team

61989827._SY475_Kairo’s Billionaire by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More fabulous adventures with the Shadow Elite team

Bonus GLove and Justin appearances just added to the usual excellent mix of humour, action and dodgy deed doing.

I’ve been enjoying this series from Jocelynn very much and seeing the quiet Tech guru Kairo Jones get bowled over by a sift, cinnamon bun billionaire was a treat!

I loved Isidore and his sister Athena, I loved the Greek setting and I loved seeing all the gang together taking the michael out of each other as they did their usual secret mercenary sneaks to find out who kept kidnapping Issie.

While the feels might have caught quickly, there’s some time given to allow Kairo and Isidore to learn more about each other and want to take things further.

A heightened sense of fear and adrenaline-packed action tends to help speed things along the romance path quite quickly!

Loved the banter, loved the way they were each determined to put themselves in harms way for the other and loved how they talked about everything.

Also the set up for Ed’s book is fascinating so I’m very much looking forward to reading that.

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Fabulous fantasy romance romp from this author duo

Pool of Dreams by Sam Burns &  W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love it when authors take common tropes and give them a twist and then you get a glorious fantasy romance with mythological undertones like this.

It draws on many folk takes, lore and myths from what generally gets put under the Celtic umbrella but also pulls in the Arthurian element of a magic sword and an unlikely heir.

I couldn’t have been happier when I got to read this book early because I knew it would be a good one and the authors delivered in spades.

Syren and Audric both have huge fears to overcome, neither of them feels they’re particularly brave, but as they set off together on their quest it becomes clear that together they may be the answer.

There were times throughout this book when I had no idea what was going to come next.

While I spotted the likely villain fairly early on, it didn’t spoil any part of the narrative because the beauty of a fantasy story using the Fae as inspiration is that there are almost limitless ways they can do people over!

Here it’s Syren’s former lover, the Fae Prince, who’s threatening to extinguish all human life and return the Fae to Audric’s kingdom.

Without revealing any spoilers, the plot takes you through an emotional rollercoaster of action, feelings, the beginnings of a deep connection, friendships within Audric’s keep and dangers lurking in plain sight.

The eventual final confrontation is as epic as in any fantasy series and I was internally screaming as things come to a head.

At one point I thought I’d be having some serious words with the authors as I got very teary. Thankfully they redeemed themselves later 😁

While I could ramble on even more about Pool of Dreams without much trouble, I’ll wrap up by saying if you like your fantasy to have high stakes, want villains to despise and heroes to love, and a romance that makes your heart sing, this book will meet all those needs and more.

I’ve already told them I want more in this world!

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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