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Julie Anderson, October 25, 2008

"Help! I'm Falling For The Vampire Next Door" is a book by Celine Chatillon marketed by Liquid Silver Books as an erotic romance. I don't think the book quite makes the cut as erotica and the story is a fairly routine take on vampires, but that's just my opinion.

Melynda is a recently divorced, ex-teacher who just moved to St Louis to work for her cousin as an interior designer. She's living in the warehouse her cousin is renovating and helping with the construction and decor. The only other tenant in the building is Val, the hottie who lives in the basement and works at night. When she and Val hit it off, she quickly discovers there's something very different about Val and it's not just his hours!

Val is one of the Kindred. But he chooses to live as a man and makes his living as a talented photographer specializing in night photography. He's attracted to Melynda, but between his nosy Uncle Vlad and ancient enemy Van Helsing, their romance isn't going quite like he intended.

I never really warmed up to Melynda. She jumped into bed with Val extremely quickly without much feeling and then decides she's in love...uh huh. She also confused me with some of her decisions and I don't think she's someone I would want to spend time with. Val is very 'oh no I can't have her' constantly which pretty much began to grate on me. I think I liked Uncle Vlad more than either the hero or heroine! But even with all three, the story never really caught my attention or my feelings.
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Nothing Personal
Nothing Personal

Julie Anderson, October 25, 2008

Really more like 3.25 stars. I'm guessing "Nothing Personal" is one of Jaci Burton's earlier novels. The story is one I would have expected to read in a series romance like Harlequin or Silhouette instead of one published by Samhain. If you're looking for erotica, don't go here. The sex is hot, but the only thing erotic about it is the language used to describe it. Not that I didn't enjoy this book, it was just not at all what I was expecting.

Ryan needs to marry and procreate to keep the company his grandfather willed him. He was raised in an unfeeling environment and considers this marriage just another business deal. When his latest fiance back out he decides to try with the one woman who hasn't yet let him down, his assistant.

Faith has loved Ryan since the day she met him while interviewing for her job. There's nothing she won't do for him (silly twit). When he asks her to marry him, she quickly realizes this is just another business deal for him, but it will likely leave her heart in tatters.

If you need more on the plot, just pick up any serial romance about the assistant (secretary) who doesn't think she's pretty (but turns into a knockout) and how she tames her unfeeling boss who can't resist her gentle passion.
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The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston
The Mane Attraction

Julie Anderson, October 25, 2008

I don't know quite where to put Shelly Laurenston's "The Mane Attraction" on the shelf. Does it go under romantica? It's not quite erotica, but more than romance. And it's packed with humor that kept me giggling and snorting and had my husband looking at me strangely (OK, MORE strangely than usual.)

He's a werelion. You know, gorgeous and mostly lazy, happy to go all night and have someone else take care of the details...alot like lions in the wild. He's also a cop with a target on his back. The mobster he, and only he, can finger for murder is looking to get rid of the only witness. That would be Mitch. It's enough to put a lion off his feed! But it could be he's got Sissy Mae taking care of him and watching his back. If only he could stop staring at his 'buddy's butt.

Sissy Mae is a born troublemaker. She's also got a streak of loyalty a mile wide, so when her 'buddy' Mitch is wounded in a murder attempt, she decides to take him her home, and to hell with what anybody else thinks. She'll take on weredogs, werewolves, werelionesses, and werebears to keep him safe even if she can't seem to stop lusting for him. Oh well, as long as she's in charge there won't be any problems. Hey have you heard this one? A lion and a wolf...well, you'll just have to read this one for the rest of it.

Humor, hot sex, mystery, and roller-derby auto can you pass this up?
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Moon Lust: Bitten by Sherri L King
Moon Lust: Bitten

Julie Anderson, October 25, 2008

What a great story by Sherri L. King. "Bitten" is the second book in the Moon Lust series but works just fine as a stand-alone read. With a heroine I could relate to and a hero I wanted for my own, this one is going onto my keeper shelf for rereading.

Julia is an artist working as a hotel desk clerk while finishing art school. She's a bit larger than the current style and her looks and dress make it easy for her to fade into the background. She loves to read romances where the drop dead gorgeous guy falls for the plain heroine...but those are just the equivalent of modern fairy tales...right?

Nikolai doesn't know what has been drawing him to the United States. He's perfectly happy as the Alpha in his remote village in the Russian Urals. Well, he WAS happy. Now he's just itchy. But everything becomes clear once he catches sight, and smell, of Julia. But will his fierce and bestial desires and traits scare her off? And if not, can he protect her from himself?

Nikolai is an Alpha/Gamma hero. He's a strong leader but does have a softer side. He's the man that will throw you over his shoulder and ravish you...tenderly even sometimes:) And Julia is a normal woman coming to grips with a world she never dreamed of. She's willing to risk it all for love *sigh* and isn't that a romatic story?
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Sweeter Than Wine by Bianca Darc
Sweeter Than Wine

Julie Anderson, October 25, 2008

Whoo hoo! Way hot vampires, weres, and even a fae to keep you sizzling on a cold winter's night (or any other night for that matter). Bianca D'Arc has moved onto my must-buy list with her sensual stories about mythical creatures and their search for love. "Sweeter Than Wine" is the follow-on story to "Lords of the Were", but you don't need to have read the first one to enjoy this one.

When Christy gathers the courage to ask her husband for a divorce, he delivers a fatal beating. While her friends gather at her deathbed in the hospital, the man who's been waiting for her comes to save her. Sebastian will do everything he can, and enlist the help of all of his friends, to save Christy and ensure she regains the strength and bravery she once had.

Hot were sex, hot vamp sex, hot were/human/vamp sex! A story about love and sacrifices that will leave you smiling and fanning yourself!
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