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Drax17

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Loving this series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2019

Shara's nest is ever expanding, am almost struggling to keep up with all the blood she has. Her powers grow even further, learns a little more about her real mother & takes her first steps into the politics of being a queen. Really enjoying this series. Am slowing coming around to the male narrator.

'Bloody' good follow up

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2019

Shara starts coming into more of her powers & draws more blood to her nest. With the expansion of Shara's nest going from 2 to 5 there is very little story between all the sex & blood drinking. There are a few scenes to help move the story along, but mostly consists of Shara bedding her blood. Despite this I really loved the 2nd in this series & cannot wait to get my hands on the next instalment.
If you're easily offended by graphic sex scenes & MM scenes then skip this series.
This is how vampire erotica should be written.

Just how I like my vampire erotica.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-2019

The story moves pretty quick once Sharla meets Alric (Ric) & Daire & finds out who she really is. There is an intriguing story line that takes a different view on the vampire hidden under all the sex. This will be interesting to see how it plays out. If you're not into lots of sex scenes or MM scenes then this book is not for you. But if you like 'bloody' vampire erotica or RH then highly recommend.
The only thing I wasn't fussed on was the male narrator. A few times I wasn't sure if he was telling the story from Ric or Daire's prospective.

Great follow up

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2019

Great follow up in the Dark Side series. We learn more about who the 4 males are & what / who they are to Kayla. We learned Kaylas real name is Paca & who she really is. The 4 boys finally start to be nice to Paca once this is revealed & that she doesn't have a 'villain vagina' or shes a spy. Now their truths have been revealed so interested to see where this story goes. Does end on a small cliff hanger.

Cozy listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2019

Haven't read / listen to many cozy paranormal books, but I did enjoy this as a quick listen. Sarah Zimmerman does a great job as narrator. There isn't much in the way of romance in this story. I did find the main characters reaction to some things a bit tame, like finding out her grandmother was now a vampire or that there were vampires in general. It doesn't go in depth as I like so may not continue on with this series. But if your into cozy mystery then would recommend this.

A magical start

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2019

A beautiful story of love, family & being happy. It tells the story of the Owens siblings Jet, Franny & Vincent from when they are little up into old age & the dealings they have with trying to unsuccessfully avoid love due to the family curse & learn to be & love who they really are. There is no big build up to a climax but Alice Hoffman weaves a beautiful tale of magic, loss, love & family. I read Practical Magic years ago, & now can't wait to reread it after reading where it it all started.

MOOOOORE !!

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2019

A great start to the series. Fast paced , good action & some interesting characters. The four main guys can be major jerks & I wish Kayla told them off a hell of a lot more. Kayla was funny, sassy & a vulnerable great heroine. A lot of questions have been set up with no answers but is told in such a way you want to get your hands on the next books asap.

I have binged listen to another series narrated by Hollie Jackson & since her voice is so distinct , it was hard to not constantly think of that series. Hollie always does an ok job but I do have some trouble with the way she pauses at the end of some sentences.

Some good points to take away.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2019

Im in 2 minds about some of the stuff brought up in this book. First off I enjoyed this book & the message it is trying to convey. It focuses on learning to love yourself as you are now & not once you've lost or gained the weight. Losing the weight will not make you a better person or more loveable, you already are. It goes into the diet industry & how it's all about money & we are always set up to fail & it's time to let all that stress of striving for the 'perfect' body go & enjoy the body you have.

But.... there were a few things I didn't agree with, & that is just me. Everyone will take something different away from this. There was quite a bit about those who suffer from anorexia / bulimia , granted this is the authors own journey, but very little about those who OVER EAT. She talks a lot about 'eating disorders', but there is a difference between people eating badly & being overweight & those people who over eat or are compulsory over eaters.These people are never singled out as a group suffering an eating disorder. She talked about all the different ways people try to lose weight & the negative effects it ends up having. There was a very SMALL section less than 5mins about bariatric surgery & one small quote from one doctor about how bad it is & negative side effects. It came across people are only doing this as a vanity thing. As someone who has had this surgery because have been extremely over weight my whole life, this not done for vanity but for MY HEALTH. Yes like every thing there are side effects but so many positives as well. I wish the author had actually researched & included more information & maybe actually speak with someone who has had this surgery to save their life before it was to late included as a counter balance point.

The #fitspo is a bad thing.... but if you look on Instagram there is also #fatspo..... how is one more negative then the other... Let's just have both.

But there was more positives I took away. I enjoy walking but when I have to go for a walk for exercise to lose weight, I don't want to but now will see it as a way to get fit which is completely different then trying to lose weight. I will be more mindful on intuitive eating. I will look at & touch my body in a more loving way. I don't have the perfect body but the one I do have does some pretty amazing things & time to celebrate that instead of hate it.

This book is for anyone not matter or big or small those self hating thoughts are about your appearance, this will help you start to see & change your mindset.

Want more !!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-2019

I've never really gone in for horror books but was intrigued by the premise. I was not disappointed. I loved the story & all the twists, but wish there had been more background though. Definitely going to be checking out their other work.
Was not overly fussed on the narrator especially for the female voice, was a little whiny.

** warning contains violent sex scenes which may be a trigger for some **

An interesting start

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-2019

The narrator was ok but had to listen to her at speed 1.5. She stops & starts with her reading, which doesn't give a good flow.

I liked the concept of the book but had few issues. The main character Alexandra (Alex) turns 21 & not one person wished her a happy birthday... not even her friend she ended up having to stay with... that seemed a bit weird, specially when turning 21 is a big deal in America, small things like this just seem overlooked. There were a few small markers like this completely glossed over that if had been included would have made it a more engaging story for me.

Alex has only ever slept wth men but the moment she turns 21 & starts to inherit her mothers succubus powers she suddenly is sleeping with women ???... I had no problem with the F/F scenes but it just didn't seem believable for the character to have had no interest prior & then all of sudden has an interest. I would have believed this aspect more if Alex had always slept with both men & women prior to her birthday.

I will continue with the next book as am interested to see whats next in Alex's journey.