• Review: Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is retold by Jaqueline Ritten in an easy to understand manner that did not take away from Shakespeare’s original wording or meaning in any way. She even uses some of his phrases in her writing to emphasize...

  • Review: Half Blood

    Daniel Otovic was not a normal high student. He moved to England from Boravina after a bizarre incident. Croatian soldiers told the boys from the village to line up. Daniel and his cousin Niko defeated all of the soldiers by themselves. After that the...

  • Review: Hungry For Your Love A Zombie Romance Anthology

    I have been a fan of zombies since I was a toddler and George Romero was the Zombie Making God.  The recent rise in Zombie Romance stories caught me by surprise since I honestly never saw them as anything but amusing shamblers with a vicious appetite. ...

  • Review: Never Cry Werewolf

    If you are looking for a cute paranormal YA read check out Heather Davis’s Never Cry Werewolf. This is a fun teen read that will have you routing big time for the heroine. Shelby, the heroine, is going through some very emotional times. Her beloved mother...

  • Review: Swing For The Fences

    Gilli Braunstein was living a normal life. He had a girlfriend, lots of friends and was athletic. His life became a bit more exciting when his friend asked him to play basketball for team Winnipeg in the Maccabi Games. He automatically said yes and was...

  • Review: Jaguar Moon

    Olivia Merrick, Livvie, knows the only reason that she’s on her school’s welcoming committee is revenge. Just about the entire school thinks she can put jinxes on them just because she tried to tell the star quarterback that he was going...

  • Review: The Cinderella Swap

    Ren Montgomery possesses a unique gift since birth that makes her different than the average teenager. Whenever she touches people, a flash of color reveals their soul. A person who flashes black means they’re evil to the core. Ren doesn’t...

  • Review: When Mike Kissed Emma

    Emma Landon has everything going for her. She’s smart, pretty, has lots of close friends and even has a boyfriend that adores her as much as she does of him. She’s been in tons of musicals throughout her school years, but this year in particular...

  • Review: The Chronicles Of Casey V

    Casey V. just can’t believe her mother got her a job as camp counselor at Camp Gitchy-goo-moo in Michigan. She was planning on spending her summer at home in Indiana with her two best friends, Bertie and Steph, but now she’ll be away from...

  • Review: New Moon Twilight Series - Book 2

    Bella Swan is young woman who is about to celebrate her 18th birthday. As the day gets closer Bella slowly starts to get depressed as it begins to sink in that her boyfriend, Edward will always be 17 and she is continuing to get older. Edward...

  • Review: Breaking Dawn Twilight Series - Book 4

    Bella Swan is young woman who has recently graduated from high school and faces an impossible future. As she gets married to Edward and moves toward the choices she has made, unbelievable things being to happen to Bella. Bella and Edward must...

  • Review: Eclipse Twilight Series - Book 3

    Bella Swan is young woman who has recently been reunited with her boyfriend, a vampire, Edward Cullen. As Edward returns to Bella’s life a threat hangs over all of their heads due to her rescue of Edward in the previous book. Edward has...

  • Review: Twilight Twilight Series - Book 1

    Bella Swan is a 17 year old girl who has recently moved in with her Dad, the local Sheriff, of Forks, WA. She is a strong, independent young woman who decides to move with her Dad so her Mom and new husband can settle in together. As the new...

  • Review: Thank You, Mrs. M A reverse take on the classic story Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster.

    At its core, Thank You, Mrs. M. is a story of a young man who has his college education, as well as room and board for his siblings, paid for in exchange for doing an hour's worth of recording on a tape recorder. In the beginning, he answers the questionnaire...

  • Review: Blue Moon The Immortals

    Ever Bloom is trying to get used to her new life. Damen is trying to teach her how to use her new abilities while at the same time encouraging her to take their relationship to the next level. Ever is hesitant, much as she loves Damen. It is intimidating...

  • Review: The Awakening Darkest Powers Series #2

    All Chloe Saunders wanted was to be the next Steven Spielberg, instead she finds out she is a necromancer when her abilities come online at the onset of her first period.  Running away from Lyle house where she had been sent to help her deal with...

  • Review: Fragile Eternity

    There are 4 courts in the faerie realm which is usually unseen by the mortal one though they sometimes over lap. The Winter Court is ruled by its queen, Donia. The Winter Court embraces all things that have to do with winter and is sober. It...

  • Review: Spring Breakup The Aspen Brooks Series - Book 3

    19 year old Aspen Brooks is on spring break in Las Vegas with her boyfriend Rand and friends Angel and Lucas, who are also dating. The Miss Teen Queen pageant also happens to be being held in their hotel and when a contestant, who is a friend of Lucas’,...

  • Review: Strange Angels

    I have really enjoyed Ms. St. Crow’s novels written for adults under the name Lilith Saintcrow so I eagerly asked for a copy of Strange Angels for review. While it is written for young adults, this adult enjoyed it thoroughly. More adults should...

  • Review: Glass Houses The Morganville Vampires, #1

    Morganville Texas is not your typical family oriented town with barbeques every weekend and ballet recitals during the week. Morganville is primarily run by vampires and going out late at night can get you killed. Claire Danvers has no idea...

  • Review: The Dead Girls' Dance The Morganville Vampires, #2

    Claire Danvers is trying to be a normal college student but life in Morganville is far from normal. She still can’t go out at night without worrying about being attacked by vampires. The bullies at the college are still torturing her and Shane...

  • Review: Hunted House of Night Series #5

    I really wanted to love this installment of the House of Night but unfortunately it wasn’t as strong as I expected at this point in the series. Zoey and company, including the red fledglings and Stevie Rae made it out of the fiasco that was the...

  • Review: Evermore The Immortals Series, Book 1

    I like to explore what the growing genre of young adult has to offer. More people should as quite often I am moved, impressed and inspired by these books. So when I came across the premise of Evermore, I was intrigued and knew I had to see if it was as...

  • Review: Untamed A House of Night Novel, #3

    When we last left Zoey Redbird, she had screwed up her life but good. She went from three boyfriends to no boyfriends after Erik caught her having sex with Loren. Because she had Imprinted with Loren, it broke her bond with her human boyfriend, Heath....

  • Review: Speed Demon

    Sixteen-year-old Kenzie Sutcliffe thought that being an average teenager was hard enough on her. Now she happened to find out that there was a demon hole located right under her shower. How did she find this out? When she dropped her acne...

  • Review: The Crystal Rose

    This story was a fantastic read for me because it transported me into a world where the knights still fought for their king and they had a sense of honor among their people. I fell in love with Breanne and my heart bled for her over the loss of her mother. She...

  • Review: Don't Tell Mother Whispers Book 2

    In this second book of the series, AJ Dawson is teenager who is gifted with a special ability.  She can see visions before they happen.  Never did she think that her ability would come in so handy though until one of her visions involves someone...

  • Review: Sophie's Secret Whispers Book 1

    Sophie Sinora is different than the average fourteen year old.  She is blessed with a telepathic ability that she sometimes finds a bit hindering to say the least.  She is quite lucky though because her two best friends, AJ Dawson and Krysta...

  • Review: How to Ditch Your Fairy

    HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY is the newest YA book by the very talented Justine Larbalestier, author of the Magic or Madness Trilogy. The reader is introduced to the town of New Avalon, a place where everyone has their own fairy. Having the right...

  • Interview: Roxanne Interviews Colleen Gleason

    I've read that you have been writing for as long as you can remember. When did you seriously try to start writing for a living? I wrote for years. Off and on through college and beyond. I wrote eight books before selling my ninth novel, and I guess I...

  • Review: Rites of Spring (Break) An Ivy League Novel

    Amy Haskel is a senior at Eli University. She's not sure what she's going to do when she gets out but that isn't really worrying her. Amy is a member of a secret society where she is known as Bugaboo. This society is kind of like a sorority or fraternity...

  • Review: Twisted Sisters

    Aspen Brooks survived her senior year and being stalked and kidnapped in the Revenge of the Homecoming Queen and now she's about to enter her first year of college at in Twisted Sisters. And Aspen expects things to go much smoother than last year and...

  • Review: Magic's Child Book III in the Magic or Madness Trilogy

    In the previous book in the Magic or Madness Trilogy, Magic Lessons, Reason Cansino acquired an extreme amount of magic as a gift from one of her ancestors. She can now do extraordinary things that no mere magical person can do. But her new magic is changing...

  • Review: I Want Candy

    Set in San Francisco, 14-year-old Candace Ong spends her time frying egg rolls in a restaurant her detached parents manage. Longing for a different life, Candace saves all her money planning for her escape. When her 'Best Friends Forever' schoolmate,...

  • Review: Magic Lessons Book Two in the Magic or Madness Trilogy

    Magic Lessons is the second installment in the Magic or Madness Trilogy. When we last left Reason Cansino, she was back home in Sydney Australia with her grandmother Esmeralda and new friends Jay-Tee and Tom. The door that separates Sydney and New York...

  • Review: The Elite

    Casey McCloy is in a completely different world. Moving from Normal, Illinois to the Upper-East Side of Manhattan to live with her grandmother at The Bramford when her mother wins a grant to do research for her first book in London is a bit overwhelming....

  • Review: The Romance Readers' Book Club

    This book starts on Oct 31, 1974 in rural Georgia. The main character Tammi Lynn Elco is 15 and strangely enough so was I. Okay, I was 15 on Oct 31st but I turned 16 on Nov 2nd and I didn't live in rural Georgia but in rural southern Maryland. Still,...

  • Review: Anna's Secret

    Kelly McWinter is a man who has known love, heartache and grief. After the death of his wife and unborn child he walks away from police work to become a security guard at a little place called Indian Creek. Gone were the midnight runs, homicides and the...

  • Review: Violet By Design

    Violet is tall and skinny. In fact, she is so tall and skinny that she has been made fun of most of her time in school. She's never been with the in crowd but she has two really good friends since 1st grade so school's not that bad. Plus, she started...

  • Review: Magic or Madness

    Magic or Madness is the first book in the Magic or Madness trilogy by Justine Larbalestier. In the first installment, the reader is introduced to a fifteen-year-old girl named Reason Cansino. Reason was raised by her mother Sarafina alone in the Australian...

  • Review: The Guy Next Door A BFF Novel

    Maggie's parents are getting a divorce. And she and her mother have had to move from their big home to a smaller one. This also means that Maggie is no longer the next door neighbor to Ethan Andrews, her crush. This is just the start of her problems....

  • Review: Hex Education

    Sophie Stone is fourteen years old and doesn't want to move out of her hometown in LA. She's leaving all of her friends behind and has to start all over in a new school and new town. Mythic, Massachusetts is known for its history of witches who lived...

  • Review: Devilish

    It's senior year at St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls. And the big thing about being a senior is getting a "little" which is getting a freshman or new student and showing them around. But the key is getting a good little. This is where the trouble...

  • Review: Pretty Little Devils In Hardback and Paperback

    Pretty Little Devils (PLD) are a group of pretty, popular girls. Hazel Stone is tired of being unpopular and wants to join PLD. And Sylvia Orly, the group leader, agrees and soon Hazel is inducted into the club. Pretty Little Devils is typical high school...

  • Review: Into the Wild Book 1

    This was a very sweet read. Julie has a hard time fitting in. Her mother, Rapunzel, or Zel as she likes to be called, runs a beauty parlor. Her grandmother, Gothel, is the wicked witch who imprisoned Zel in the tower. She is now reformed and runs the...

  • Review: All About Vee

    Vee is hard to like at first. She is a typical teen in that her world revolves around her. Her dad raised her after her mom died. Her dad didn't want to talk about her mom and used food as a substitute. That becomes a theme in Vee's life. When things...

  • Review: Chosen A House of Night Novel, #3

    Warning: spoilers ahead (not about this book but the two previous books in the series). If you haven't read Marked and Betrayed do not read this review. Refer to my reviews of the first two books or go straight to the store and buy them! I again found...

  • Review: Breathe My Name

    This was a compelling young adult novel. I was attracted to this book because of the title and when I read the cover blurb I was intrigued. We first meet a girl called Shine and her sisters Tan and Ninny. They live in a place called Fireless with their...

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  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Jane Toombs

    Hello Jane, The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview We would love to get to know you Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I'm Jane Toombs and I've been published for many years, which accounts...

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Olivia's Escape by Cindy A. Matthews, Adrian J. Matthews

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Brown is abducted on her way home from a night out and wakes up to find herself imprisoned by a vampiric race in a dark city bathed in eternal night. Hernando, a handsome half-human slave, reveals what is intended for her - they want her blood for the upcoming festival. Together they escape, and find friends and allies in unexpected places.

Joining a resistance cell, they help plot a revolution and fall in love. Their group plans to take control of the Portal, a teleportation device that links Earth to the world of BloodDark. Getting into the City of Night is a challenge. A narrow window of opportunity opens - but what awaits them in the caverns located deep beneath the city?

Will Olivia and Hernando survive the battle? If she returns to Earth, will Olivia ever see Hernando again?

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