Mindy Lobaugh

Greetings, I am Mindy Lobaugh and I live in beautiful Juneau, Alaska, where the only access is by boat or plane.

That's right I found me an Alaskan man and married him. Actually that's not quite true we met at college, where I graduated with a bachelors degree. My husband actually had several job offers in various other states but it was I who dragged him back to his hometown to live. Guess you could say I have a wild side to me.

After marrying my soul-mate we moved soon after to Alaska where we have made our home ever since with two dogs and a cat. This place is peaceful, wild and cozy. It's true our winters can be long and dark, but I find this conducive to a perfect reading environment.

My love of romantic books probably started when I was very young and heard the fairy tale of Cinderella. As a teenager my older sister used bring home tons of harlequins from the library. Occasionally I would sneak in and take one to read. I believe it was from those books I told myself never to settle for anything less in a man than what you want and what makes your heart flutter and your body tingle. (But I digress)

I have been reading most of my life in all sorts of genres related to romance. But I would have to say it has only been in the last seven to ten years that my appetite for books has become more voracious with the discovery of romance books in time travel, futuristic, and anything paranormal that could take love to a whole new level.

It was at my first Romantic Times Book Conference in 2002, that I met Leslie Tramposch who introduced me to the PNR website and offered the idea of becoming a reviewer, as she noticed I have quite an enthusiastic side for authors and their craft. Following that conference and the more than 50 books I purchased there, I decided to take Leslie up on her offer and try my hand at reviewing. As it is I love to email an author after a good book and let them know what the magic of their words did for me. So it only seemed logical to take the next step to reviewing.


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Parallel Attraction
by Deidre Knight
"A Mind-Twisting Fantastic Romance!"
Posted March 14, 2007

After discovering that Deidre Knight had won a P.E.A.R.L. Award for her time travel book Parallel Attraction, I decided to check it out. All I have to say is what a screamin' fantastic book that takes romance and adventure through the many dimensions of time. Parallel Read more...

Gryphon's Quest
by Candace Sams
"an air of magic that weaves into a wonderful love"
Posted June 12, 2003

GRYPHON'S QUEST by Candace Sams is a fantastic start to the 'Tales of the Order'. I read the second book, THE GAZING GLOBE first, which I thoroughly enjoyed and then went in pursuit of the first 'Tale of the Order', GRYPHON'S QUEST. I really can't say that Read more...

The Craftsman
by Candace Sams
"Another Fantastic Book in a Phenomenal Series!"
Posted August 12, 2007

Candace Sams has produced another outstanding book in the 'Tales of the Order' series. The Craftsman continues where Goblin Moon left off as Gawain O'Malley is trying to put his life back together after the loss of his friends and right hand in a tragic kiln fire. A fire Read more...

Sword of Darkness
by Kinley MacGregor
"Kinley MacGregor is a weaver of marvelous legends and sizzling romance!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Kinley MacGregor's new series the Lords of Avalon is off to a tremendous start with the first book, The Sword of Darkness. From page one of the prologue I am hooked. For that fact I read this to my husband and he was hooked. Her grasp of Arthurian Read more...

Lover Eternal
by J. R. Ward
"An extremely powerful novel with a provocative plot..."
Posted February 27, 2007

Returning to Caldwell New York and the Black Dagger Brotherhood in the novel Lover Eternal, J. R. Ward reveals to us more about Rhage aka Hollywood. In her first book Dark Lover the reader is given a glimpse into the curse he carries in his body. Not only is he Read more...

The Star Witch
by Linda Winstead Jones
"A Powerful end to an Incredible Trilogy!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Isadora Fyne has witnessed the tragedy of the prophecy that hangs over the Fyne women. Both she and her sisters are not able to love a man past his 30th birthday without him dying. And if they should marry or fall in love with man older than 30, then Read more...

Bitten and Smitten
by Michelle Rowen
"Ms. Rowen writes very funny and clever dialogue..."
Posted November 5, 2006

Sarah's uncomplicated and unexciting life has suddenly hit the wall. Well more like some dirt that keeps hitting her in the face as her blind date tries to bury her in the ground. She soon finds out that said blind date is a vampire and decided that he wants Read more...

Undead and Unappreciated
by MaryJanice Davidson
"The Queen of the Dead is back and she is funnier that Ever!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Everybody at some point in their life has a bad day, even a bad week. But when your name is Elizabeth Taylor [Betsy for short], and you have been Queen of the Dead or rather vampires for only six months...well a bad week takes on a whole new Read more...

Unleash the Night
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
"Don't miss out on yet another Astounding read in the Dark Hunter Series!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau [Maggie] is the daughter of a rich senator and as such must live under strict society rules to preserve her father's image/reputation. If this isn't frustrating enough, she is still suffering from the loss of her dear friend Nick Gautier, who used to Read more...

Kitty and the Midnight Hour
by Carrie Vaughn
"Kitty and the Midnight Hours is without a doubt a must read!"
Posted April 5, 2007

Kitty and the Midnight Hour, by Carrie Vaughn, is a fantastic book written in the first person. I thoroughly enjoyed following Kitty's character as she comes to know and accept herself for who and what she truly is, a werewolf. Kitty Norville is a closet werewolf trying to hold Read more...

Undead and Unreturnable
by MaryJanice Davidson
"This book is definitely a keeper and most certainly 'unreturnable'!"
Posted November 5, 2006

I love this series. Each book is like catching up on the latest news with your best friend...only she's undead.

Betsy Taylor, Queen of the Undead, is heading into the holidays and Christmas is just around the corner as well as she is busy trying Read more...

Dark Lover
by J. R. Ward
"Alpha doesn't even begin to describe these powerfully sexy vampires!"
Posted November 2, 2006

Wrath, the last pure blood vampire is asked by one of his closest friends, Darius to please watch over his daughter should anything happen to him. Wrath is more than surprised at the news of Darius having a daughter and the fact he was able to keep it secret Read more...

After Midnight
by Teresa Medeiros
"A Fun Regency Romp with a Vampire Twist!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Caroline Cabot is doing all she can to keep her sisters afloat financially. Taking up the reins when her parents passed on eight years ago, as the oldest she feels responsible for sisters Vivienne and Portia. And since Caroline is now considered well on the shelf at the ripe Read more...

Out of the Night
by Robin T. Popp
"An Edge of Your Seat Vampire Read!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Lanie Weber receives news that her father a scientist studying a rare legendary life form in South America, has died. Deeply saddened by this news she prepares to fly down and see for herself, as she did not have that opportunity when her mother died. She needed to see Read more...

The Immortal Highlander
by Karen Marie Moning
"takes sexy to a whole new level"
Posted February 5, 2007

Karen Marie Moning takes sexy to a whole new level with Adam Black! The Immortal Highlander is a sexy rush of adventure. If there was a male Scottish equivalent to the Greek goddess Aphrodite it would have to be Adam Black. His sexual prowess was well known by both in Read more...

Hot Ice
by Cherry Adair
"An edge of your seat, pulse pounding, VERY Hot book!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Cherry Adair has done it again with her latest book in the T-FLAC series. Hot Ice is loaded with adrenaline and high-octane romance. Ms. Adair lets you have it with both barrels as the book opens and time is running out as T- FLAC operative Huntington St Read more...

by R. Garland Gray
"When Destiny and Desire Collide!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Down deep in the dungeon of the fortress Kindred, the Dark Chieftain is held in chains. An evil sorcerer tortures him hoping to gain the information he needs for his own salvation. Meanwhile Bryna, a slave, plots to free the Dark Chieftain at the guidance of her blind teacher Read more...

The Moon Witch
by Linda Winstead Jones
"The Second in a Well-Woven Witch Trilogy!"
Posted November 5, 2006

The Moon Witch opens up where the Sun Witch left off, for which I am so grateful as I was so excited to dive into the second book in this trilogy. Sophie Fyne, Kane and their baby daughter Ariana are on the run and have joined up with the Read more...

Goblin Moon
by Candace Sams
"A Fantastic Story to Stir Your Sense and Romance Your Heart!"
Posted September 21, 2005

A magical place hidden from the world to see exists in the middle of Great Britain. In the 4th Tale of the Order, we come to learn about the Goblin race that has thinned down to only 46. If they are not careful they will disappear for good. Their women Read more...

by R. Garland Gray
"5-Stars and two thumbs up read!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Declan is a man haunted by his past, unable to accept the forgiveness in the present, but is determined to prove his worth in the future. Darkscape: Redemption picks up where the first book Darkscape: The Rebel Lord left off. And if you have not read the first book Read more...

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