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NY taxiBronwyn is a young historical romance author in Spur of the Moment by Candace Bowen Early. She was raised in the foster care system after being found as a newborn in central park. When Bronwyn travels to New York, she makes an unexpected friend in her taxi cab driver. After enjoying a wonderful day in the big apple, a strange woman appears in her hotel room, telling stories of Europe in the 1100’s. This stranger, Gwyllion, give Bronwyn a spur and tells her to spin it so she can return to her “proper” time and rescue her true love from an evil wicca. Bronwyn takes a chance and ends up in a time she really hadn’t expected to be in. She adjust quickly and does everything in her power to save the handsome knight Euric from the evil Jaenelle. Just when all seems to be going in their favor, Jaenelle takes the fated spur and spins in, sending Bronwyn back to present day New York. Will she recognize who her true friends are in both times? Will Bronwyn ever be able to meet up with her true love Euric again? Did she truly rescue him from the evil Jaenelle?

This book was so exciting and I didn’t want to set it down! The author did a fantastic job keeping the reader interested and invested in the two lovers. I kept reading just “one more chapter” and before I even realized what was happening, I had read the entire book. It was one of the few books that I was disappointed when it was over because I just wanted to keep reading about Bronwyn and Euric. The author did a fabulous job showing the passing of time as the book spans over a year and she did an excellent job not making the time travel elements awkward and can happen in novels of this type. Overall it was a fabulous book and I would recommend it to everyone!

You can read an excerpt here.

Spur of the momentRating: Star 5copy

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Title: Spur of the Moment

Author: Candace Bowen Early

Format: ebook, Paperback

Page Nos.: 350

AISN: B0073AG8XI

Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing

Release Date: January 2012

Reviewer: Jillian

chinese fieldDougal Kincaid has watched all his fellow supernatural friends succumb to love but Dougal swears he won’t go down that road again after losing the love of his life 300 years before, but that was before he met the new scientist Leah. The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks, begins with Roman Dragonesti bringing in a genetics scientist to help the group out against the creatures that Master Lin is creating in China.

Leah is flattered when she is contacted by Roman to work in his state of the art lab but when she freaks out after being told about vampires being real, Roman is forced to erase her memory. Leah’s skills are so unique and so needed that Roman decides to try again, hoping that she will be so intrigued by the science involved that she will be able to get over her fear. Leah is still terrified of the vampires she now knows about, all except the quiet vampire Dougal.

The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo is a great addition to The Love at Stake series, Kerrelyn Sparks always makes me giggle. Leah’s character was a nice change from the previous heroines in that she grew up a loner, has a hard time accepting that the supernatural exists and she is afraid of the vampires for some time. Dougal’s back story was interesting and very different from the rest of the Scottish vampires (I am not going to share what that is so I don’t give away any spoilers but very different than most medieval Scottish lads). Dougal’s immediate protection of Leah is touching. You can read The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo as a stand alone novel but I recommend you read the other books in the series first just so it is easier to understand who everyone is and how the world works (why vampires can have children, etc.).

You can read an excerpt here.

The Love at Stake Series:

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Vamps and the City

Sugarplums and Scandal (Novella)

Be Still My Vampire Heart

The Undead Next Door

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire

Secret Life of a Vampire

Forbidden Nights with a Vampire

The Vampire and the Virgin

Eat Prey Love

Vampire Mine

Sexiest Vampire Alive

Wanted: Undead or Alive

Wild About You

Vampires Gone Wild (novella)

The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo

vampire with the dragon tattooRating: Star 4copy

Content: favicon5 NB

Title: The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 384

ISBN: 978-0062107732

Publisher: Avon

Release Date: August 27, 2013

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

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