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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Paranormal Pic for April

The Sentinel Wars-Book 9
Shannon K. Butcher
Signet Novel
ISBN: 978-0-451-23972-3
April 2013
Cain is a man at the end of his rope. He knows that if he doesn't find a mate soon, he will die. But mates for his kind are hard to find, and finding one who is compatible with his power is even harder. When he meets the pink haired Rory, he would have never guessed she could be the one, but fate can be a finicky thing and his mate just happens to be a hard headed lady with a quest of her own. Rory is looking for the person who can cure her visions and she thinks that Cain can help her find them, so she vows to stay with him only long enough to find that person. She is drawn to Cain, but she isn't looking for a commitment, even though his power speaks to her and she longs to have a family of her own. Rory has lost everyone she has ever loved and she knows she can't afford to lose another, so she rather just walk away at the end of things. Cain is determined to get the woman that has come to mean more to him than life and he will use any method to get her, even his body if that is what it takes. Meanwhile there is a demon that is seeking Rory and if Cain isn't careful he may take the one person that Cain has ever loved.
FALLING BLIND is the first book in this series that I have read and I was able to pick up the series rather easily. Of course I think the reader would find more enjoyment if they started at the beginning of the series, as Butcher has created an intricate series and the characters overlap throughout the stories. Either way, you are sure to enjoy the Sentinel Wars.
Reviewed by Lori Sears
Rating: 4

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A new book by Jane Graves

A Rainbow Valley Novel 
Jane Graves 
Grand Central Publishing 
ISBN:  978-1-455-51519-6 
April 2013 
Contemporary Romance 

Rainbow Valley has been a refuge for animals and Shannon North is the director 
of the local animal shelter.  Her budget is, at best, slim, and she is worried 
that money will run out.  Luke Dawson is the opposite of the altruistic and 
privileged Shannon.  Friends during their adolescence and briefly more 
intimately involved, Luke comes from an abusive, alcoholic, single parent family 
where his father was the town drunk.  Mean to a fault, his father managed to 
drive Luke away.  Now a very successful rodeo rider, Luke has come back for his 
father’s funeral.  He plans to immediately leave town.

But fate has a way of intervening and Luke ends up injured and needing a place 
to bunk.  Shannon has free room in exchange for a caretaker position at the 
animal shelter.  Luke reluctantly agrees to take this job and the sparks and the 
romance begun to fly between these two. 

This is a delightful book, filled with romance, well-developed characters and 
the classic bad boy, good girl couple.  I loved the animals in this book and the 
interactions brought me to tears.  Manny the miniature pony is a special 
character.  Readers will love the hard core Luke with a heart of gold.  Not to 
be missed! 

Reviewed by:  Jeri Neal 
Rating:  4 1/2