Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches (Oh, My!)

Okay, seriously, how sad is it that I didn’t quite get that all of Kim Harrison’s titles in the Rachel Morgan series were Clint Eastwood movies? Bad, right? I mean, I recognized The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, and Dead Witch Walking, but the others? Not so much. I was really wondering about the title of this one, too, until someone pointed out the connection to me. Duh. The Outlaw Demon Wails. But the book was good. Except for the part where she stubbornly didn’t bring Kisten back from the dead. (Not that I thought she would, but I admit to nursing a faint hope.). I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and I can’t wait until the next one comes out. Rachel is a flawed character, but one I’ve very attached to.

Then I read Darkling, by Yasmine Galenorn. Interesting book. I haven’t read any of the others in the series, but I liked this one. To be honest, I bought it because of the cover art. That picture really caught my eye (it was the braids), and I picked it up and read the blurb. That convinced me completely. I like all the different creatures that are in the book, and I really like the idea of the baby gargoyle. That’s too cute.

Then I read Enchanted, Inc., by Shanna Swendson. I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. It was great. The whole set-up blew my mind, and the MC was fabulous. I really liked Katie. And Owen. We can’t forget Owen. I’m buying the rest of these books this week.

I also read The Kitchen Witch, by Annette Blair. It was good, parts of it made me chuckle, but it was a little too…romance novel for me. I know that sounds bad, but I don’t mean it that way. I was just hoping for a little more from it. I’ll probably be reading more of the series, though.

Howling at the Moon, by Karen MacInerny was a great find. I enjoyed the breezy style and voice of the book. The characterization was great, and by the end I felt like I knew Sophie personally. I found myself snickering all throughout the book, too. I mean, an undercover werewolf who worries about her purse when she’s forced to change? And getting caught in her wolf shape with pantyhose on? That was pretty funny, even when she wasn’t griping about her gorgeous best friend.

I just finished The Accidental Vampire, by Lynsay Sands today. Couldn’t put it down. I laughed out loud several times while reading this. Poor Elvi. She thinks all the myths surrounding vampires are true (No eating, must wear black, sleeps in a coffin), and when her best friend places a personal add on her behalf, the vampires who respond let her in on the truth. The scene where she finds out she can eat was hilarious, with her first demands being cheesecake and chocolate. Now there’s a vampire after my own heart!


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