The Paranormal Bibliophile











{January 1, 2013}   Bitten by Deceit

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Shawntelle Madison’s novella, Bitten by Deceit, is a fun and well written story about a werewolf who reaches out to her estranged mate when things go wrong with her pack. This is a great tale that fits my criteria of a strong female character who never gives up.  This is a creative mix of love conquers all with a little werewolf-zombie hybrid going on.  Oh, what’s not to love?  A note of caution, there were a few syntax issues later in the book, and the ending could have been slightly more thoroughly developed. All in all, I really liked the characters and was left wanting more.

Shawntelle Madison’s Site

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{November 23, 2012}   Maker’s Song

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The Maker’s Song series mixes urban, punk, goth and paranormal genres. Who can resist a story about a half vampire, half-fallen youth with the potentials if a God? The hero, Agent Heather Wallace, gets an A+ for her kick-butt, strength of character and her heart!

Adrian Pheonix’s Blog



{November 21, 2012}   Bloodhound Files

I’ve been deliberating for a while now about the next book to add to my list of must reads.  In all honesty, it’s a tough call.  This next series is a little different for my female paranormal junkies out there.  The main character fits all of my criteria and yet, she’s a little bit other.  D. D. Barant’s first book, Dying Bites, introduces us to a young FBI profiler named Jace Valcheck.  Jace is a tough, no nonsense women used to playing with the big boys.  Jace’s reality is torn asunder when she is ripped from her universe where people are human and the laws of physics are necessary into an alternate realm where humans are all but extinct.

My warning to female readers:  This is not chick lit.  This is a series that a guy could easily get involved in.  While there are a few touchy-feely, romantic interludes, the book is equal parts mystery, humor, adventure, and science fiction.  Each book tends to add a new and interesting twist on your understanding of the occult.  The first book is OK, but they definitely get better as the characters develop throughout the series.  There are currently 5 books written.



Cover of "Good Omens"

Cover of Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (or Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman) deliver with this outrageous book about the apocalypse. What happens if the Anti-Christ gets misplaced, is raised by the wrong parents, and the angel and demon meant to bring about the end of days decide they actually like living on Earth?  This is a tale guaranteed to keep you rolling your eyes, roaring in laughter and turning pages.  After all, nobody’s perfect!



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