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What do you like reading about in PR/UF books?

Published 29/10/2013 by leannecrabtree

So I finished reading Storm Born by Richelle Mead last night and it finally made me realise that I’m not a big fan of the Fey. Give me a vampire or shapeshifter and I can be drawn in from the first page but with fairies/sidhe/fey…nah, it doesn’t happen. It cant be put down to Richelle’s book either, as I have the first four books in Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series and after reading the first, The Iron King, I’ve found I’m in no hurry to continue the series.

So I was just wondering: What do you like reading about in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy books? The poll (you know I’m quite fond of these) below allows for multiple selections, so feel free to pick as many or as few as apply to you. I’m just feeling curious 😀

Tim O’Rourke

Published 24/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I’ve decided to go for something a little different with my Kindle reading this time and gone for Witch by Tim O’Rourke. This will be my second book by him and I’m looking forward to it, if it’s anything like the other one, Vampire Seeker/Cowgirls & Vampires, which I gave 5 stars.




Twenty-year-old Sydney Hart has always made mistakes and when she meets Michael Grayson, she soon comes to wonder if she hasn’t made the biggest mistake of her life. That one moment of passion between them causes Sydney’s world to spiral rapidly out of control.

Suffering from nightmares, Sydney soon realises her life and the people closest to her aren’t who or what she believed them to be. Fearing she has been cursed, Sydney attempts to unravel the dark secrets that surround her, and is desperate to discover why a dying man called her ‘Witch’.

A racy, paranormal romance with a chilling twist.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Witch-Sydney-Hart-Novel-ebook/dp/B00B7N6VXE

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Witch-Sydney-Hart-Novel-ebook/dp/B00B7N6VXE



vampire seeker


Samantha Carter believes that a vampire is responsible for the brutal deaths of four women in Whitechapel, London, England. Each murder is identical to those committed a hundred years before by a very different serial killer.

Desperate to prove the killer’s identity, Samantha follows him onto a late night tube train. But Samantha doesn’t reach the next station and finds herself on a very different journey, where she discovers vampires are very real and far more dangerous than she had ever imagined. To stay alive, Samantha needs to figure out why things have gone so terribly wrong for her – and more importantly, why she is out of time?

‘Vampire Seeker’ is Book One in the Samantha Carter Series.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Seeker-Samantha-Carter-ebook/dp/B00DI7HOWY

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vampire-Seeker-Samantha-Carter-ebook/dp/B00DI7HOWY

I will certainly be keeping an eye out for more of his work on Amazon because he is a great author and you should definitely check him out if you like the sound of his work.

Book Review – Shadow Embraced (Haven #1)

Published 19/07/2013 by leannecrabtree



Name: Shadow Embraced

Author: Cheree Smith

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery

Release Date: 24th April 2013

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.

No escape.

Those words haunt Scar’s dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn’t real, but when she’s abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t some monster.

She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.

When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent.


I enjoyed this but we seemed to just jump into the story without any real explanation. I found myself baffled at the beginning; we just start with a fight out of nowhere and I if I’m honest it started a little strange…

I continued to be baffled until we got to the school, that was when it started to pick up for me and I got quite into the story. I enjoyed the mystery of trying to figure out who was behind the disappearances and wondered if Scar had had anything to do with it during her “visions” but no…though I wont ruin it by giving it away.

I did enjoy it, though. It was different and I like different every so often. If you’re into young adult stories with a bit of mystery and intrigue then you will probably love this.

Next review(s): Charming