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Life After Death Sharon Saracino Paranormal Heat Rating: 4

After artfully arbitrating her return from the dead, Max Logan considers her experience with the afterlife a thing of the past. But Max’s success as a temporary Superintendent of Spiritual Impediment was no accident, as she discovers when the permanent SSI shows up in the middle of the night to reveal that Max has a genetic predisposition to a supernatural calling. When Max’s exhusband and current boyfriend, Roger-the-Proctologist is lost in a plane crash due to an inept Reaper gone rogue, Max has no choice but to venture back into the sweet hereafter in an attempt to rescue him. Review: Life After Death was not at all what I expected. In looking at the cover. I expected this novel to be a gripping, haunting story that would end tragically. I was pleasantly surprised to find the heroine to be anything but willowy or fragile. Max Logan was quite snarky and strong and made this sequel very enjoyable. Having not read the first, the author did a great job of catching the reader up to speed so that I didn’t feel lost. The premise of the book was fabulous! I loved reading about the afterlife and the world building surrounding it. Throw in a rescue mission concerning her current boyfriend, ex-boyfriend and the Grim Reaper, and now you’ve got a recipe for a fun ride. While Life After Death may have the appearance of a somber read, it was anything but that. It was witty, packed with clever world building, and easy to breeze through. Very entertaining! | Reviewer: Sasha Hibbs |

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Twilight Over Moldavia Stephanie Burkhart Shapeshifter Romance Heat Rating: 3

Romanian unification is on the horizon and the spirited Crown Princess of Carpathia, Caroline, would prefer to ride horses and archery to embroidery and dancing. Complicating her life is her recent discovery that she’s a witch. Prince Stefan Sigmaringen travels to Carpathia to meet Caroline. He discovers he has much in common with her. He also learns that a strange man, Timon, has an unnatural interest in him. Upon Stefan’s engagement, he overhears his mother confessing to a horrible secret – she cursed him in order to conceive him and Stefan will become a werewolf when he turns eighteen. Review: Wonderful! Full of romance, suspense, supernatural elements…Twilight Over Moldavia is sure to please lovers with an appetite for romance. This novel never had a dull moment. One of my favorite parts was when the female lead, Caroline (crown princess of Carpathia) meets the male lead and love interest, Stefan. I loved the historical details the author incorporated into the story as well as all the curses, twists and turns. This is the second book in a series, but worked wonderful as a stand alone. Having not read the first, I never once felt that I was lost or confused in the story. The writing style is flawless and had so many swoon-worthy moments. I would highly recommend this to lovers of stories with curses, witches, and stories brimming with romance! | Reviewer: Sasha Hibbs |

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