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Mary Calmes

Autor(a) de Change of Heart

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Obras por Mary Calmes

Change of Heart (2009) 197 exemplares
Frog (2012) 146 exemplares
Acrobat (2012) 137 exemplares
Timing (2010) 131 exemplares
A Matter of Time Vol. 1 (2010) 131 exemplares
Bulletproof (2011) 118 exemplares
Trusted Bond (2010) 107 exemplares
A Matter of Time Vol. 2 (2010) 102 exemplares
All Kinds of Tied Down (2014) 97 exemplares
Mine (2012) 90 exemplares
But for You (2012) 87 exemplares
Fit to Be Tied (2015) 80 exemplares
Steamroller (2012) 79 exemplares
Again (2011) 76 exemplares
Parting Shot (2013) 76 exemplares
Honored Vow (2011) 76 exemplares
The Guardian (2010) 75 exemplares
His Hearth (2010) 64 exemplares
After the Sunset (2011) 61 exemplares
No Quick Fix (2019) 58 exemplares
Old Loyalty, New Love (2013) 57 exemplares
A Matter of Time Book II (2009) 54 exemplares
Twisted and Tied (2018) 53 exemplares
Tied Up in Knots (2016) 52 exemplares
Piece of Cake (2015) 50 exemplares
A Matter of Time Book III (2009) 50 exemplares
Floodgates (2014) 50 exemplares
A Matter of Time Book IV (2009) 50 exemplares
Blue Days (2014) 49 exemplares
Crucible of Fate (2012) 48 exemplares
Tooth & Nail (2010) 48 exemplares
What Can Be (2011) 48 exemplares
Romanus (2010) 45 exemplares
Just Jory (2012) 43 exemplares
Where You Lead (2013) 41 exemplares
Control (2014) 41 exemplares
Any Closer (2011) 40 exemplares
Heart in Hand (2011) 40 exemplares
First Day of Forever (2010) 39 exemplares
Forging the Future (2015) 39 exemplares
Sinnerman (2011) 37 exemplares
Heart of the Race (2013) 35 exemplares
Still (2013) 35 exemplares
Fix It Up (2020) 34 exemplares
In a Fix (2020) 34 exemplares
Nexus (2011) 34 exemplares
His Consort (2018) 33 exemplares
Cherish Your Name (2011) 33 exemplares
Quiet Nights (2015) 33 exemplares
Creature Feature (2013) 32 exemplares
The Servant (2011) 29 exemplares
A Brush of Wings (Anthology 15-in-1) (2010) — Autor — 28 exemplares
Sultry Sunset (2015) 28 exemplares
Late in the Day (2017) 28 exemplares
Muscle and Bone (2021) 28 exemplares
Just Desserts (2015) 27 exemplares
Kairos (2017) 27 exemplares
Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 3 (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Fighting Instinct (2014) 24 exemplares
Stand in Place (2019) 24 exemplares
A Matter of Time Book I (2009) 24 exemplares
When the Dust Settles (2016) 23 exemplares
Woods of the Raven (2023) 23 exemplares
Easy Evenings (2015) 23 exemplares
Chosen Pride (2016) 22 exemplares
Sleeping ’Til Sunrise (2015) 22 exemplares
Scratch the Surface (2021) 21 exemplares
Lay It Down (2016) 21 exemplares
The Fix Is In (2021) 21 exemplares
A Day Makes (2017) 19 exemplares
Together Tied (2018) 19 exemplares
Ears, Eggs, and Bunnies (2014) 19 exemplares
Ice Around the Edges (2010) 18 exemplares
You Never Know (2017) 18 exemplares
His Prince (2020) 18 exemplares
More Than Life (2020) 18 exemplares
Warders Volume One (2012) 17 exemplares
Balanced and Tied (2022) 16 exemplares
The Art of the Deal (2013) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Winter's Knight (2021) 15 exemplares
Warders Volume Two (2012) 13 exemplares
Judgment (2012) 13 exemplares
Mist and Marrow (2022) 13 exemplares
Wayward (2023) 12 exemplares
Another Day with Jory (2016) 11 exemplares
Hannah's Big Night (2015) 11 exemplares
Just George (2022) 10 exemplares
Treat Not Trick (2011) 10 exemplares
Chevalier (2016) 9 exemplares
The Big Fix 8 exemplares
Landslide 7 exemplares
Love is All, Vol. 2 (8-in-1) (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Live and Learn (2013) 6 exemplares
Us (2011) 5 exemplares
Romanus & Chevalier (2016) 4 exemplares
Dreamspinner Press, Year 5: Greatest Hits (5-in-1) (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Only One Bed — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Perfect Timing (2016) 3 exemplares
Had to Be 3 exemplares
Mangrove Stories (2017) 3 exemplares
Sariel (2010) 3 exemplares
Epiphany (2012) 3 exemplares
Wintering with George 3 exemplares
Dreamspinner Press, Year 6: Greatest Hits (5-in-1) (2015) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
A Matter of Time 2 exemplares
Non si sa mai 1 exemplar
Basta un giorno 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Three Fates (3-in-1) (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Grand Adventures (2014) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Tales of the Curious Cookbook (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Terribile. Davvero, davvero terribile. Che avevo in testa quando l’ho comprato? Boh, era il lontano 2013, chi se lo ricorda più… Questa lettura, infatti, fa parte del mio recente impegno a svecchiare la mia lista: mi è venuto a noia aprirla su Goodreads e vedere sempre gli stessi libri!

Chi dice che per leggere servono motivazioni profonde?

Tornando a Il Guardiano, è difficile anche solo iniziare a parlarne tanto è raccapricciante. Prendiamo l’aspetto fantasy: è piazzato lì solo per giustificare l’esistenza di un guerriero bruto che si lamenta ogni tre per due che nessunə ha mai amato perché è troppo disumano. Mah, io penso sia piuttosto per il fatto che sei un violentatore del cazzo, Eoin: porca vacca, Mary Calmes, come ti è venuto in mente che fosse okay che uno dei protagonisti violentasse delle donne perché, ehi, ha delle esigenze che vanno soddisfatte! Ma io da lettrice dovrei sentirmi meglio perché gli fai dire che le violentava a malincuore? Ma scherziamo!?

E il suo rapporto con Jude non è migliore, visto che lo rapisce, lo maltratta e di fatto lo violenta, anche se l’autrice ha cercato di farlo passare per un impeto di passione travolgente, una roba che mi ha fatto chiudere il libro e andare a fare un giro per smaltire il disagio. Io voglio smettere di trovare frasi come Non puoi dirmi di no fatte passare come romanticismo e amore. Basta, basta, basta!

Per il resto, è uno dei romanzi più piatti e noiosi che abbia mai letto: non succede praticamente niente, qualunque tensione narrativa viene liquidata in due righe e i personaggi sono talmente monodimensionali da essere quasi intercambiabili.

Che tristezza. Vado ad affogare la mia disperazione per aver comprato un altro libro di quest’autrice nel tè...
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lasiepedimore | 6 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2024 |
'Woods Of The Raven' is the Fantasy equivalent of a cosy mystery with a gay, Happily Ever After paranormal romance thrown in. Xander, the main character is gentle and kind but has the steel to defend himself and the people around him when he needs to. The threat is dark but the tone is hopeful. The rainbow flag is flying high and proud but in a joyful, human way that just says, 'This is how it can be when it's good'.

I liked Xander. He's a man with superhuman power, provided he's on his own land but he isn't Superman, hiding his real self by pretending to be mild-mannered Clark Kent, rather he is Clark Kent, kind, gentle, conflict-averse and he doesn't lose those qualities and become an aggressive alpha male warrior when he has to use his power to defend the land and the people he's bonded with. He just does what needs to be done.

The magic system is well thought out, drawing heavily on European myths that most Fantasy fans will be familiar with, although Xander's persoanl powers manifest in original ways.

.The premise that drives the plot is straightforward and familiar, a witch having to honour his compact as guardian of the land when a Fey Lord tries to cross into it, but it felt fresh because it meshed so well into a contemporary setting and because Xander wasn't the kind of witch you find in most fantasy stories. The action scenes, using a mixture of conventional weapons, magic and supernatural predators, were vivid and convincing without being overly gory.

I'm not usually a fan of romance plots but this one worked for me, mostly because the dynamic between Xander, the quiet, gentle witch and Lorne the burly, charismatic, extroverted Sheriff was well-crafted.
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MikeFinnFiction | 1 outra crítica | Jan 6, 2024 |
To be up front I have a strong bias towards Mary Calmes. I did enjoy this one. It does lack the tension that exists in many of the Marshal books and it is a bit like an after thought that these two need to be together. However it is a nice little snack and a bit. 3.5/5 rounded up.
DragonJude | Dec 15, 2023 |
crime-fiction, combat-veteran, committed-to-a-cause, complex, contemporary, m-m-romantic-suspense, law-enforcement, danger, intense, family-by-choice, organized-crime, mysteries, violence, violent-crimes, protected-witness, cooperation, teamwork, testosterone-fest, erotica, Caucasian Ovcharka-guardian-dog, working-partners, workaholic*****

What we call a mountain in Wisconsin hardly counts unless you are a Flatlander from Illinois. This is a real testosterone fest characteristic of law enforcement types (NOT a negative criticism) and demonstrates that an assortment of agencies CAN work together (at least in print). Running throughout is Miro's lack of self-awareness while being fixated on his work partner while everyone around them is perfectly clear on what should be going on. Full of shootouts and chases, things become astonishing and a real social lesson for the unevolved.
Except for the rare few pronunciations that are so not Chicago, the narration by Tristan James is amazingly perfect.
Loved it and plan to binge-read the rest in series!
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jetangen4571 | 14 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |


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