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The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
Kim Harrison
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
The Truth-Teller's Tale
Sharon Shinn
For the Roses
Julie Garwood
Beneath the Thirteen Moons
Kathryne Kennedy
Beneath the Thirteen Moons
Kathryne Kennedy
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Sharon Shinn
The Virtuous Vampire
Monette Michaels
Sun, Sand, Sex (includes Pride, #2.5)
Linda Lael Miller, Jennifer Apodaca, Shelly Laurenston, Shelly Laurenston Linda Miller Jennifer Apodaca
Halfway to the Grave
Jeaniene Frost
Grim - M.K. Eidem almost 5 starsI hadn't read anything by this author before but when I saw that this book was ranked similarly to sci-fi romance books I'd read, I decide to try a sample then ended up purchasing it. At it's heart, this is an enjoyable story if interactions between alien men and earth women are what you're wanting to read. Mars men want and need Earth women - favorite trope of mine. The characters, plot and details are strongly developed and come together well. Grim, Lisa and their daughters create their happy ending, learning about each other and their cultures as the book progresses. The secondary characters are appealing. I'd love to read Kim and Wray's story sometime and see some of the other women find happiness as they shake up alien culture.Word selection, grammar are not yet M.K.'s strength but will hopefully improve with time and practice. The main reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 stars is the use of present tense throughout the story. Prior to this story, I would have said that tense didn't matter and that I primarily read for well developed characters and plot. But I did find the present tense jarring, creating a barrier against more complete submersion in the story. Despite this, I have purchased M.K.'s other story, Cassandra's Challenge even though it also has the same tense issues. As long as plot and characters are interesting, I would purchase and read M.K stories in the future. cross-posted amazon, goodreads, shelfari