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Being human sucks....

Vanek (Demons After Dark Book One) - Laurie Olerich

I enjoyed this story. The levels of demons and angels along with the "human" behavior in exiling for some devious plan made it a good read. As Dylan tries to change her future, she ends up asking for help from Vanek and his fellow demons. Together, their chemistry is off the charts. Her strength and his total honesty kept me turning the pages. I look forward to the next in this story as they try to get to the bottom of the nefarious plot.

This is a Candid Book Reviews selection, and this is my unsolicited review.

Strong characters, strong connections

Blood Guard: A Mission Novel - Megan Erickson
I did not know what to expect but I got an interesting ride. This is a world where vampires live among humans while a war brews between vampire clans. Athan is sexy, honest, and driven. Tendra has lived an unstable life built on moving and loss of family. With a cat as her companion, she finds a way to trust Athan and make decisions that affect her life as well as others. The two of them are a strong couple and will do anything for each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next one.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.


Quick historical romance with a ghostly character.

A Ghostly Tale of Forbidden Love - Madeline Martin

This is a tale of finding that love you are willing to give up everything else for. Throw in a ghost bent on revenge and many intrigues and misunderstandings. Senara and Gavin conquer all to have that forever love. I loved how the ghost reached out to Senara and how Gavin allowed his feelings for her to be real rather than give into his past and expectations. I recommend this story.

This is my unsolicited review.

Time travel forward, hard to put down

Sadie's Highlander - Maeve Greyson

This is a great beginning to a new series. I loved the fact that it is a time travel into the future, rather than the past. Alec has been learning how to live in the modern world along with the rest of his family. Sparks fly from the beginning between Alec and Sadie. The story and the world held my interest so that I did not want to put the book down, though real life made sure I did. Alec is an honest person, and I loved him. Sadie's journey to be a stronger person had me crying at times, feeling her self-doubt and lack of confidence. I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to the next installment.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Ongoing story, enjoying each couple

Scandalized by My Prince (Linked Across Time) (Volume 8) - Dawn Brower

I have read several in this series and enjoyed this book. This was Aubriella and Killian's story. Without warning, Aubriella sets off to help Killian. The back and forth between them is fun. Meeting up with others from the series is always enjoyable as well, especially in this case because a healing of sorts takes place. This also leads to another story. I look forward to the journey to the end.

I received a copy of this as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Hooks you into the story quickly and does not let go

Tempted by a Vampire: Billionaire, Rock Stars, Vampires (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 1) - Susan Griscom

I loved this story. Listening to Sam Truvey made me want to be Magdalena just with his sexy voice. The story was gripping, and I loved both Magdalena and Kian. The two of them have great chemistry together and such strong feelings. This is the first in the series, and I will now be looking for more to continue within this world.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Sweet western historical, quick read

Love's Chance: First Street Church Romances - Emily Murdoch

Two people with pasts which they feel are unforgivable find each other. Katherine/Kitty finally seizes an opportunity to find happiness, although not in the way she planned. I liked her desire for a better life while making the best of her current situation. Thomas took a chance with Kitty in hopes of acceptance back into his family. This book is fully of chances/coincidences that make one wonder if there is a plan already set out for us. I enjoyed this story and will read more in this series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

An instant attraction that kept me reading.

Breakaway: A Pilots Hockey Novel - Sophia Henry

I did not want to stop reading this story. Luke's past and how it affected him then and now touched my heart. Bree's openness, honesty, and generosity had me cheering for this couple. There were times when I had tears in my eyes, when a giggle escaped unguarded, and when I held my breath that it would be too much. These two are meant to be together, and I cheered for them. I highly recommend this book as well as the series, and I look forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Pulls you in and keeps you reading.

A Love to Remember: A Disgraced Lords Novel (The Disgraced Lords) - Bronwen Evans

This story pulled me in from the beginning and I did not want to stop reading. It engaged my heart and mind. I laughed, I cried, and cheered for Rose and Phillip. The passion between these two is off the charts. As they try to find their ways out of their pasts into a future, you root for them to see what is right in front of their eyes. I highly recommend this story, and I have enjoyed the series but feel that this is the best one. This is a must read.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Quick interesting listen

Love Letters: Conquests, Book 2 - Katie Bunn, Emily Murdoch, Emily Murdoch

I enjoyed this story. Catheryn's real self comes through when she is faced with Selwyn's game. I thought she was a little haughty in the beginning but liked how her layers were exposed as the story went along. The growth of both kept me listening. I enjoying reading this author's stories.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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I am sharing this link. There are several genres to look through.

Book coming to Audible


Helping out an author get the word out about her upcoming release.

Older woman, younger man, good story

Taken by the Tycoon - Normandie Alleman

This is a quick steamy listen as I listened to the audiobook. Violet is an older woman, and Stuart prefers older women. The story held my interest, and at times, I did not want to get out of my car (where I listen to my audiobooks). The characters kept my interest as they learned about themselves and what they really wanted. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this audiobook free, and this is my unsolicited review.

Once it got going, it was a fantastic read

A Dark & Stormy Knight - Suzie Quint

This story took a bit to get going but once it did, I did not want to put it down. It takes years for this second chance to happen, although Georgia and Sol have many opportunities in the meantime. The stubbornness of Georgia, along with all her fears, keeps her pushing away, but this is one of the things I enjoyed about the book. Georgia finally sees the truth and the path was an emotionally bumpy one. Sol has never truly given up on Georgia and is very tenacious without admitting the complete truth. It was a race to the end and kept me up past my bedtime to finish it.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

Quick very steamy read

Mechanics: Curvy Lin's Surprise Lube Job - Q. Zayne

This is a quick very steamy read. I would love to have more to see how the relationships play out, but it still was satisfying. Lin needs her car fixed and finds so much more with the help of Blake, Ty, and Jud. Quick decisions lead to fun and a future.

This is my unsolicited review.

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