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February 12, 2012

Book Nine of My 2012 Goal

Black Moon (Moon Trilogy, #1)Black Moon by C.L. Bevill

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Black Moon for the most part is a story of werecats, werewolves, and magic. What I loved about the book is the story line dealing with good vs. evil. These paranormal creatures live in the same world as humans; however most humans don't know of their existence and the ones that do, just aren't saying.The 'bad paranormal creatures' are trying to take over the human population and the 'good ones' are trying to stop them. Then we throw one 'knowing' human librarian and a magical book into the blend and it really is a great story.The opening of the book caught my attention immediately and held me there with the mystery and action unfolding, but shortly after it started to be repetitious with sex. That is the problem I found with the book, too much sex and not enough story. The book is 95 pages but that includes pages about the author and the story dosen't even start until page 6, so it is something like 89 pages long and not all of these 89 were full pages of print. Of these pages, I would say a good 20 if not more,are nothing but descriptions of sex scenes. Now I love a good sex scene like any one else but I felt if the book had more "story" and less sex then it would not have been as rushed and the "story" could have been developed so much more.

So to sum it up, it is a good short story (which does have the potential to be a great story) for adults only.

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February 10, 2012

Book Eight of MY 20112 Goal

Bonded (Law of the Lycans, #4)Bonded by Nicky Charles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bonded is another fantastic romantic paranormal suspense from Nicky Charles in her Law of the Lycans Series (The Mating, The Keeping, and The Finding). Nicky has specified Bonded as preceding The Mating but I am not sure if that was a mistake since she just published this one and has it as number four in the series. It does explain what happened and how some of the characters are in the circumstances I found them in when reading the other books in the series.

The main characters we (the readers) are introduced to are Bradi who is just starting her career as a Disaster Control Officer and Reno who is an Enforcer for Lycan Links. Normally disaster control officers and enforces get along like oil and vinegar but for some strange reason Reno finds he is drawn to Brandi who is harboring a secret.

At one point I found the story seems to be stuck in a loop concerning the feelings that Bandi and Reno have for each other however it may have been just me as I wanted them to end up with each other so much. At several points I wished I could have grabbed hold of them and shook some sense into them but other than those times I found it was a well paced story with touching mating scenes, bloody fighting scenes, and a look at life in a Lycan society as well as a look at those wishing to destroy them. There are many twists and turns through the book that I didn't see coming.

Nicky Charles did not disappoint me with Bonded. I totally recommend this book as with the whole Law of the Lycan Series. (This is coming from me....the one who doesn't like werewolves so you know this has to be good.)

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