Lesbian Fantasy Crime Book Review of ‘Wild’ by Meghan O’Brien
I chose O’Brien’s ‘Wild’ continuing with my new year resolution to read more lesbian books out of my comfort zone. Thanks, Tere for the recommendation! I’m so glad I decided to finally take the plunge and read it. It’s true that it deals with a vicious serial killer and there are violence and some disturbing content which normally are triggers for me, but the author handles them with finesse.
Selene Rhodes is a reclusive designer who hides a secret, not only she can shift to any other animal shape but also every full moon she transforms into a werewolf without a human conscience. So, for her, any romantic involvement is ruled out. Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is brilliant at her profession but unlucky in love. When she meets Selene, who helps her after an attack, they cannot help but feel strongly drawn to each other. But Selene keeps secrets and Eve cannot trust her. Can Selene open up to Eve and help her catch a dangerous serial killer?Read More »
Lesbian Fantasy Book Review of ‘The Magic Hunt’ (‘Midnight Hunter’ Series) by L.L. Raand
This is the fifth installment of Radclyffe’s ‘Midnight Hunter’ lesbian fantasy book Series.
‘The Magic Hunt’ picks up after another attack on the Were Alpha by a group of humans who do not want to allow the Praetern species to get equal rights under the law. The Alpha must continue her quest to protect her mate and now born pups, as well as her pack by trying to find out who is behind the attacks.
Now the Timberwolf Pack finds itself fighting another pack and its ambitious leader, as well as offering sanctuary to the Viceregal’s escaped prisoner Torren de Brinna. Can this prisoner help the Alpha save one of her own and shift the balance of power within the vampire ranks?
I recommend the books be read in order so one can follow and enjoy the story better. Radclyffe always gives a bit of a summary but I can not imagine the story being as enjoyable if one can’t understand the circumstances. As it is, there are some things that have not been explained completely and this is book number five in the series.Read More »
Lesbian Book Review of ‘Rogue hunt’ by L.L. Raand.
3.5 Stars. I’m a big Radclyffe fan. I have read all her full-length books and with me being a lesbian paranormal fan, I have always enjoyed this series. But after 4 years, I never expected to see another book from this series. It’s interesting but in the month of May, Bold Strokes Books released 3 series books that were a long time in coming. This book at 4 years, Godfrey’s book at 5 and Vali’s at 10 years. It was great coming back to all these older series but I do have to say I didn’t love this like I was hoping.Read More »
4.5 stars. It was great to be back with the Garoul clan. First I want to mention, while this is the 5th book in the Garoul series, this is a prequel. This book takes place in the late ’70s, way before the other four books in this series. What is nice about this, you do not have to read the other books first. If you are new to the series, you can start right here if you wish. This was a really enjoyable read and I hope it is not the end of this series.
Connie is a moderately famous wildlife photographer and illustrator. She is on the hunt of a rare bird that has been seen in Little Dip. Little Dip is private property owned by the Garoul’s who don’t like trespassers. After being told she is not welcomed on their land, Connie decides she will sneak in anyway. What could possibly go wrong?
I just love paranormal books, and the Garoul series are some of the better lesfic werewolf books around. In fact, book 2, ‘Ambereye’ is one of my all-time favorite books with one of my all-time favorite couples. When I heard this book was coming out I honestly could not be more excited. Throughout the series, we learn little pieces of the characters histories and events that happened to make them the way there are. It was great to finally read this story that tied everything together. This is the start of many characters I have grown to love, from the other books. It was also nice to see how Connie and Marie got together.
Connie and Marie are great, and even more likable than I remembered. The romance is slow going, but the chemistry is obvious. The sex scenes were nice and steamy. I do feel this book is still at the beginning of their relationship. I feel we just scratched the surface. I would actually love to read another book that picks up where this one left off so I could read about Connie and Marie’s relationship developing even more.
I am a big fan of this series and highly recommend these books to paranormal-romance fans. If you are new to this series and you read this book, make sure you go and grab ‘Ambereye’, it is fantastic! I really hope this is not the end of the Garoul’s, I would love another book.
3.50 Stars. As a paranormal fan, I was really excited to read this. A lesfic book about werewolves is a big yes please! While I must admit this book was a little bumpy in parts, I still had a fun time reading it.
Bonnie is a paramedic that lives for helping people. One night she comes upon a car with their hazards on and jumps to help. Even with Bonnie taking precautions, she doesn’t expect to be horribly attacked by an animal. Bonnie’s life is about to change in ways so could never have imagined.
This was the kind of entertaining werewolf story I was hoping for. It’s not perfect, but it was a fun read. There were some common werewolf traits we see in many books, but I do have to admit I was happily surprised that Alexandra added a few new things, at least new to me (and I read a ton of paranormal) so it was nice to read more than just expected werewolf lore.
Bonnie is an interesting character. She is a spitfire to say the least. She is the kind of character you want to strangle one minute, but then are rooting for the next. In a lot of paranormal books people accept their fate pretty easy. Bonnie did not. She fought tooth and nail to the last minute. While sometimes it drove me nuts, I like that Alexandra made it more believable by having a character actually feel something when her whole life as she knows it is ripped apart.
There is a romance in this. It’s not insta-love but the connection is quick. This gets a pass from me because of the whole paranormal aspect. And Alexandra did make sure the characters didn’t get together right away which I appreciate. The sex scenes didn’t blow me away but they were decent and I liked the two women as a couple.
I do need to mention the bumps. I did find the writing to be a little choppy at times mostly in the beginning. There was also a lot of wanting to yell at characters to just talk it out that drove me nuts. Luckily, this was more in the beginning of the book too since Alexandra picked up steam and the book read much better the last two thirds. I also have to mention a few obvious mistakes like an extra word not needed in a sentence or missing quotation marks. There were not too many mistakes to drive me nuts, but I do think the publisher should have caught these. And lastly there was one sort of important twist near the end that was not explained very well. I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind around it. Again no offense to the publisher, but I think it should have been reworked a bit since I’m not the only reviewer to be a little confused.
This book definitely had some bumps, but I still had fun reading it. It was the kind of paranormal werewolf adventure I was hoping to find. The way this book left off, there is plenty of room for a sequel. If there is a second book I would read it. I’m hoping it might clear up a few questions I still have and I just want to visit this supernatural world again.