Miss Frost Ices the Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost #2) by Kristen Painter

Jayne is enjoying her new role as the manager of the toyshop. She likes working with her best friend Juniper but the best thing about being in Nocturne Falls has to be her boyfriends, both of them. Greyson is a cute vampire with a sexy Irish accent and Cooper is a summer elf who was her first love back in college. She cannot possibly choose between the pair.

Her life becomes complicated once more when she opens a box and lets trouble out. What do you do when your cat starts talking?

Jayne is such a likable character that you can’t help but care about her but as for her love life I can’t help but wonder what’s on her mind. She needs to choose and my vote is on the vampire. Painter describes Jayne’s need for sweet treats too well, I can picture each and every dessert in detail and I’m not sure that’s a good thing because I’m now craving pastries, ice-cream, oh and a talking cat.

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Murder Any Witch Way (Brimstone Bay #1) by N. M. Howell

The witches in Brimstone Bay are just as shaken as the rest of the inhabitants when a young girl is found murdered. It’s bad news for the Shadow Festival and anyone else with a little magic in them. River is sucked into the mystery and soon finds herself a potential victim of a killer who is trying to frame her friends.

This, not so average, murder mystery is set in an interesting world full of supernatural creatures who live alongside regular humans. It gives an interesting edge to the mystery as do the ghosts who help to solve the case. The added possibility of a future romance sets up interest for the rest of the series.

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The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files v4, p2) by Apryl Baker

Mattie wakes up in hospital again but that doesn’t mean she’s out of action. With a dangerous father, a demon for a grandfather, and a guardian angel, not to mention her new friend the reaper, she has been kept busy. She must find Kayla’s killer before it’s too late. Dan’s abilities begin to look a lot like Mattie’s, if only he could master the sword that seems to appear from nowhere.

Mattie’s internal strength seems to know no limits but her body is starting to show signs of an overload. I think of all the fantastic characters within this series my favourite has to be Silas. Don’t judge me. The relationship between Mattie and the Malone brothers, including Dan, is starting to get complicated and with the arrival of the newly awakened Eric, AKA mirror boy, it throws another fan boy her way.

Baker left the ending on a bit of a cliff-hanger so I’ll be checking for the release date of the next book.

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Vampire Soul (Heartblaze #1) by Shay Roberts

Emma has never fit into society and that has a lot to do with her gift. Being able to see someone’s soul tends to set her apart from most other people, that is until she meets Stefan. Feeling drawn to him saves her life but with so many people, human and others, chasing her she runs. Of course, running straight into a predator while chasing your haunted dreams isn’t quite the ticket to happiness she hoped it would be.

This story is a full-on adventure rather than a simple romance so don’t let the cover fool you. Not only is there a little love triangle to get your teeth into but several supernatural creatures who are hell-bent (excuse the pun) on taking Emma out of circulation.

Emma’s character is complicated and she might not always take the logical path but she doesn’t disappoint on action. She’s a strong female lead with an in-depth history that is released slowly throughout the book.

This is a series that should be read in sequence and if you like more than a carefree romance with your paranormal / supernaturals then get stuck in. I look forward to the next book.

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Wolfheart: A Heartblaze Novelette by Shay Roberts

Ash’s life is hard. She separates herself from parents who don’t care for her and starts a new life on a small farm in Corby with her dogs. When something kills some of her livestock, she prepares to fend off the beast but then she meets Magnus. Just as her attraction for him builds she finds that he may just be the beast that savaged her animals.

This is an unusual paranormal story, and it teaches us a little about the town of Corby and the paranormal world that Roberts has created. The characters are strong even for such a small word count and it definitely got me interested enough to read more of Roberts’ work.

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The Ghost Files 3.5 (Ghost Files #3.5) by Apryl Baker

Mary and Caleb like each other at first sight but between his arrogant tendencies and a whole load of demons and ghosts, not to mention Mattie’s penchant for trouble, everything gets in the way. When Mary’s life is in danger Caleb rushes to help her but Mary is stronger than she looks.

This series is so addictive that I couldn’t help but read it through the night. This book is a little darker than the previous one and Baker uses a baby with a demonic follower to ratchet up the fear factor. Mary’s character really gets a chance to shine in this book and Caleb becomes a stunning knight in shining armour making it a really good addition to a brilliant series.

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