Tag: Ballantine Books

Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward

Posted May 16, 2018 by Una in Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward

The Thief Author: J.R.Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Thief is the sixteenth novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series.  Though some overarching plot lines are resolved and/or made more convoluted, it was as gripping and intriguing as I’ve come to expect.   Suffice to say, The Thief resolves the […]

Sunday Snippet: On the Line by..

Posted April 15, 2018 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: On the Line by Liz Lincoln

 About the Book On the Line    Author:  Liz Lincoln Publisher:   Ballantine/Loveswept Released:  April 17, 2018 Series:   Milwaukee Dragons #1 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Snippet: She took several long, slow breaths with her eyes closed, trying to ground herself and remember all the reasons she couldn’t throw herself at Seth and kiss him right that instant. When […]

Sunday Snippet: Blood Veil by ..

Posted April 1, 2018 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Blood Veil by Megan Erickson

 About the Book Blood Veil    Author:  Megan Erickson Publisher:   Ballantine/Loveswept Released:  April 3, 2018 Series:   Mission #2 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Snippet: Celia I wanted this. Even now, with both of us wounded and scared, my body reacted to the proximity of his. Those unusual yet kind eyes didn’t flinch from mine. No matter the shape […]

Review: Dearest Ivie by J.R. W..

Posted March 29, 2018 by Una in Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward

Dearest Ivie Author: J.R. Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: A-/B+ What I’m Talking About: Dearest Ivie is a novella in the world of Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB).  I enjoyed this short story of romance that alludes to a previous novel but instead of following the heartbreaking ending, this one is happy and hopeful. I really enjoyed […]

Sunday Snippet: Lost to a Spy ..

Posted March 18, 2018 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Lost to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

 About the Book Lost to a Spy Author:  Sharon Cullen Publisher:   Ballantine/Loveswept Released:  March 13, 2018 Series:   All the Queen’s Spies #3 Genre:  Historical Romance/Suspense Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon, Barnes N Noble Snippet: “Tristan?” “Emma?” Tristan fell back on his heels and relaxed his grip on his dagger. She opened the door wider […]

Sunday Snippet: Blood Fury by ..

Posted February 4, 2018 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward

 About the Book Blood Fury    Author:  JR Ward Publisher:   Ballantine Books Released:  January 9, 2018 Series:   Black Dagger Legacy #3 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: As her surgeon headed for the door, Novo admitted to herself that he was right.  It was way too ambitious on her part […]

Review: Blood Fury by J.R. War..

Posted January 10, 2018 by Una in Paranormal Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward

Blood Fury Author: J.R. Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: The latest offering in the Black Dagger Legacy series, Blood Fury is, suffice to say, awesome.  The twin love stories combined with the on-going background original story lines is gripping, especially as the romantic journey of the couples is the stronger focal […]

Review: The Dream Keeper’..

Posted August 14, 2017 by Ang in Rating B, Reviews, Romance
Review: The Dream Keeper’s Daughter by Emily Colin

The Dream Keeper’s Daughter Author: Emily Colin Reviewer: Ang Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Dream Keepers Daughter was an interesting and multi-dimensional read. The concepts of time travel and how the deep connection to those we love transcend place, time and logic were covered in unexpected and interesting ways. The characters were well […]

Sunday Snippet: Dirty Deeds by..

Posted August 6, 2017 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Dirty Deeds by HelenKay Dimon

 About the Book Dirty Deeds   Author:  HelenKay Dimon Publisher:   Ballantine/Loveswept Released:  August 8, 2017 Series:   The Dirty series #1 Genre:  Contemporary Romance (M/M) Snippet: “Alec Drummond.” The name slipped out before Gaige could think to call it back. At thirty-six Alec had been running the company for years, increasing the value and earnings of the […]

Sunday Snippet: The Chosen by ..

Posted May 28, 2017 by Una in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: The Chosen by J. R. Ward

 About the Book The Chosen    Author:  J. R. Ward Publisher:   Ballantine Books Released:  April 4, 2017 Series:   Black Dagger Brotherhood #15 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Author contact links:   Facebook, Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: As she opened things up, Blay and Qhuinn weren’t even looking in her direction.  They were bent over Lyric’s bassinet. “–Layla’s eyes,” […]

Review: The Chosen by J.R. War..

Posted April 27, 2017 by Una in Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: The Chosen by J.R. Ward

The Chosen Author: J.R. Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Chosen is a novel that I have both wanted and dreaded.  This fifteenth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series was to be a make or break book for me.  Suffice to say, the WARDen found and worked that special magic.  […]

Review: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward

Posted December 14, 2016 by Una in Paranormal Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward

Blood Vow Author: J.R. Ward Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Warden has truly brought us back to essence of what made her Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series so addictive at its inception.  Blood Vow is an emotionally charged, grittily gripping, and darkly sensual read. ****Please note that this review may contain […]

Review: Highlander Most Wanted..

Posted March 19, 2013 by Vampbard in 3.5 stars, Historical Romance, Rating B
Review: Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks

Highlander Most Wanted Author: Maya Banks   Release Date: March 19, 2013 Publisher: Ballantine Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2 ISBN: 978-0345533241 Genre: Historical Romance Format(s): paperback (352 pages), e-book Book Source: NetGalley About the book: In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love. […]

Review: Kept by Shawntelle Mad..

Posted December 13, 2012 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: Kept by Shawntelle Madison

Kept Author: Shawntelle Madison  Release Date: Nov. 27, 2012 Publisher: Ballantine Books Coveted Series #2 ISBN: #978-0345529176 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: NetGalley About the book:      Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and […]