Steamy reads with a dollop of magic, mystery and hot... hot men

A great story and characters will suck me in every time, no matter the genre. But I do have a weakness for PNR, SF, UF and I'll melt completely if you throw in some humour and a breathless romance.
Midnight's Kiss (A Novel of the Elder Races)
After the HORRENDOUS Night's Honor (book number 7 in this series), I was more than a little hesitant to read Midnight's Kiss. And nor did the cover overly inspire me - for s...
Midnight's Kiss (A Novel of the Elder Races) - Thea Harrison
The Better Part of Darkness
Am so tired of these types of books. Described as gritty - it would have been more appropriate to term this novel as grim. Likewise the h - supposedly edgy, driven, capable ...
The Better Part of Darkness - Kelly Gay
Dead Heat
3.5 star read. On the whole I enjoyed the book but found all the horse descriptions/focus kind of dull. I ended up skimming these pasts, which is never a good sign.Still, An...
Dead Heat  - Patricia Briggs
Forged by Desire
This book really peeved me - now I haven't read any of the earlier books in the series and maybe that's where the disconnect is, but considering some of my problems with the b...
Forged by Desire - Bec McMaster
Fair Game
Enjoyed this tale, though identified the bad guy almost from the start. I like Anna and Charles as a couple. He's protective and so very old, and his love for Anna is both a...
Fair Game - Patricia Briggs
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
Forget the average movie -starring Tom Cruise - I have.I like the Jack Reacher novels for several reasons. Sure they are formulaic, sure most of the set ups are two steps bey...
Personal (Jack Reacher, #19) - Lee Child
Trust No One
This was a solid 3 rating read for me.It was like old times for JAK, suspense, no magic, and all about the romance. Overall the story was well written and advanced at a nice ...
Trust No One - Jayne Ann Krentz
Light My Fire
The couple in this take a backseat to the story -as a heap of familiar characters also get mentioned and involved in the action - which was very good. As I didn't really rel...
Light My Fire - G.A. Aiken
Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
LKH finally went and done it - shed all pretence of plot and just wrote a book about sex - people doing it, people talking about it, people planning on doing it again.So for o...
Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) - Laurell K. Hamilton
Blood of Eden
The rear cover blurb for Blood of Eden sounds promising; genius Sloan Skye gets an intern job with the new paranormal unit of the FBI. Unfortunately the reality of this book i...
Blood of Eden - Tami Dane
Under Wraps
An excellent premise is let down by a poor storyline and two very annoying leads. Sophie Lawson has almost no likeable qualities, she spends all her time making up stories in ...
Under Wraps - Hannah Jayne
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Such a distinctive voice as an author, beyond funny and one of the first authors that showed me that humour and excellent writing/story telling did not have to be mutually exc...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Hard Bitten
Put a fork in me - I'm done with this series. I liked (but never loved the first few books) - but I saw real promise in the series/concept/main character but I've come to rea...
Hard Bitten - Chloe Neill
The Unleashing
I love Shelly Laurenston... but honestly this is a bit of a dud.Let's take a step back - Hunting Season, a book previously published by Shelly was set in the same Crows/Raven ...
The Unleashing - Shelly Laurenston
Pocket Apocalypse
This was a solid 3.5 rating - the extra .5 is awarded because the Aeslin mice feature so predominantly. HAIL.I'm still not sold on Alex as a lead character - though I did pre...
Pocket Apocalypse - Seanan McGuire