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Release Day Review! Drakon's Past (Blood of the Drakon #4) N.J. Walters

 

 

Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.

Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.

 

 

 

If there is one thing I love, its dragons and all the fire that goes with them and this book has lots of beautiful fire. Nic is one hot dragon and the sparks that fly between Nic and Constance are sizzling hot. The characters are strong and charismatic, drawing readers into their story of a romance that is full of emotional turbulence that keeps this romance on rocky ground throughout.

 

Anticipation builds keeping readers on edge as a dangerous enemy threatens Nic and Constance with some mysterious magical artifacts. The story is chock full of suspense and surprising twists that ensure readers want to know every last detail.

 

N.J. Walters brings exciting words to life with vivid well written worlds and her worlds are always filled with vibrant, captivating characters and Blood of the Drakon is definitely one of my favorites as her world of Dragons has some unique qualities that makes it a bit different from others. Drakon’s Past had me completely spellbound from beginning to end and I am looking forward to reading the next book by N.J. Walters.

 

 

Drakon’s Past is the 4th Book in the Blood of the Drakon series.

 

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Early Review! Unraveled (Whiskey Sharp #1) by Lauren Dane

Unraveled - Lauren Dane

 

 

The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can't have

Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle's sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she's got it good.

But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better.

Maybe's blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his even if she doesn't know it. Yet. He can't help himself from wanting to protect and care for her.

But Maybe's fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he's not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe's more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf and he's not afraid to ride the blade's edge to bind her to him."

 

 

Lauren Dane brings readers another great romance full of captivating characters and thrilling suspense that held me hostage from the very beginning.

 

Maybe and Alexsei are strong, vibrant characters that grab attention and refuse to let go. The story has a steady even pace that keeps readers engaged with the characters as well building anticipation for that happily ever after. The romance is heated with the sizzling attraction that burns between Maybe and Alexsei but that attraction may not be enough as Maybe has some past issues that are holding her back, ones that not only ensnare the reader but tugs at the reader’s heartstrings.

 

Anticipation and suspense builds throughout the story as more of Maybe and her sister’s past are revealed and the past comes back causing grief and mayhem. The story is quite emotional which adds depth and a realistic feel to the story as well as the characters and is quite full of interesting characters that make reader’s want to get to know them all.

 

The story is a standalone story as Maybe (by the way I love her name and the explanation for how she got it) and Alexsei get together but the suspense part that involves more characters is still going strong. Lauren Dane has a gift for bringing her stories to vivid life with great characters and strong settings that invite readers to visit again and again, so is it any wonder that I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

 

  

 

 

Unraveled is the 1st book in the Whiskey Sharp series.

 

The 2nd book, Jagged is due to be released on March 27, 2018

 

Unraveled will be available in print & ebook on January 30th at:

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Early Review! Zero Hour (Wired & Dangerous #1) Megan Erickson

Zero Hour (Wired & Dangerous) - Megan Erickson

 

 

The Fast and the Furious meets Mr. Robot in USA Todaybestselling author Megan Erickson's thrilling new romantic suspense series.

Hacker extraordinaire Roarke Brennan lives each hour - each breath - to avenge his brother's murder. His first move: put together a team of the best coders he knows. They're all brilliant, specialized, and everyone an epic pain in his ass. Only now Wren Lee wants in too, threatening to upset their delicate balance. The girl Roarke never allowed himself to want is all grown up with sexy confidence and a dark past ... and she's the wild card he can't control.

Roarke might still think she's a kid, but Wren's been to hell and back. Nothing and nobody can stop her - especially the tatted-up, cocky-as-all-hell hacker. But when years of longing and chemistry collide, Wren and Roarke discover that revenge may be a dish best served blazing hot.

 

 

Zero Hour is a thrilling read full of suspense, thrills and romance. The characters draw readers in with their strong, compelling presence and the fast paced story keeps the anticipation building throughout.

 

The story is a bit misleading because you expect it to be more sedate than it is because of the stereo typing belief that hackers are all about their computers. That is definitely not the case here as readers find out almost right off the bat. The hero and heroine, Roarke and Wren are two characters that demand attention and captivate readers with their charismatic personalities that are somewhat expected but are so much more than expected that I just had to get to know them better. Which leads me to their romance, it is full of emotional turmoil which adds lots of depth and tugs at heartstrings.

 

Now, we get to the thrilling suspense of the story, it is not only fast paced, I have to agree with the “Fast & Furious” feel of the story. It has lots of twists and unexpected surprises that really keeps readers on the edge of their seats as the anticipation builds throughout. Along with the question of whether these characters will let revenge rule their lives, will revenge be enough, will it come between the growing relationship and even the question of whether they will survive?

 

Zero Hour is the first book that I have read by Megan Erickson and what a great one to start out with. I was glued to the pages from beginning to end and found the world exciting and daring and the author brought it vivid life, so I am looking forward to not only reading the next book in the Wired & Dangerous series but more books by Megan Erickson.

 

 

 

Zero Hour is the 1st book in the Wired & Dangerous series.

 

Darkest Night, the 2nd book is coming soon.

 

Zero Hour will be available on January 30th in print & ebook at;

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Early Review! Alpha's Mate (Fabian Garoux #3) Eve Langlais

 

Villains aren’t supposed to rescue damsels, and pack alphas are known to have complete control of their wolf. But when Fabian saves a certain lady from drowning, everything he knows gets tossed away and only one thing becomes clear: she’s his mateand someone wants to kill her. Hell no. Protecting her, though, is only part of his problem. He also has to convince her she belongs to him. In her words, “Hell no.”

When she flees, little does she realize this wolf loves to chase. And when he catches the woman he wants? She’ll become the Alpha’s Mate. 

 

 

 

Alpha’s Mate is a delightful quick read that will make you smile. The characters are strong, captivating and easily draw you in with a heated romance and dangerous thrills that will leave you breathless. The story is fast paced and starts off with some edge of your seat suspense that quickly grabs your attention and refuses to let go. Readers are kept guessing in regards to the danger that our heroine finds herself in and since the danger she is in is complicated by something else (sorry no spoilers), it really keeps the anticipation and suspense building. That something else also makes it a bit difficult for Fabian to woo his prickly mate and the ending is quite a dramatic surprise.

 

Eve Langlais always writes vivid stories that easily draw readers in and this is one no exception as I was completely captivated by the characters so of course I can’t wait until her next book.

 

 

 

Alpha’s Mate is the 3rd book of the Fabian Garoux series aka: Their Furever Mates

 

Alpha’s Mate will be available on January 30th in ebook at:

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New Release Review! Claimed by Her Tigers (Paranormal Dating Agency) Ever Coming

Paranormal Dating Agency: Claimed by Her Tigers (Kindle Worlds Novella) - Ever Coming

 

 

Juniper Hiti calls to cancel her blind date. Gerri Wilder is having none of that. 
When hyena shifter Juniper puts in an application at the Paranormal Dating Agency, she hopes to thwart her mother’s plan to arrange her mating. But according to her mother, the cackle’s alpha female, contracts have already been signed. Juniper sees only two choices: Agree to her mother’s plans and be sold to the highest bidder or disappear. She chooses the latter. 

But when Gerri arranges a date for you, you’d better believe she’s going to make sure attend. 
When her two hot dates, Noah and Shane, come knocking on her door just as she is about to flee her mother’s arranged mating, she does what any woman in position would do. She agrees to one night. 

Juniper soon discovers that one night with her sexy tigers will never be enough. 
But with broken contracts come consequences, consequences all three will face. Noah and Parker are ready to claim her, consequences be damned. But can they convince their sassy hyena to agree? 


Claimed by her Tigers is an MMF Dating Agency Shifter Romance featuring a curvy woman and two hot tigers ready to claim their third. 

 

 

Claimed by the Tigers is a delightfully red hot quick read that gets the blood pumping. The characters are strong and compelling drawing readers in and refusing to let go while the romance is full of heat and suspense ensuring that readers want to know the whole story and there is a couple of unexpected twists that surprise the characters as well as the readers. The story has some sizzling sex scenes that burn up the pages and have readers panting for more.

 

This is the first book that I have read by Ever Coming and I am pleased to say that it won’t be the last as I found the story to blistering hot and charming, which quite a pleasing combination.

 

 

 

Claimed by Her Tigers is part of the Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World based on Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency.

 

Claimed by Her Tigers is available in ebook at:

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New Release Review! Run To Me (Lazarus Rising #4) Cynthia Eden

Run to Me - Cynthia Eden

 

 

He’s used to getting what he wants… 

Jennings “Jay” Maverick is a tech billionaire. He has the world at his feet, and he thinks he can buy anything…but he can’t buy her. One look at the mysterious Willow, and Jay knows that he is a goner. He wants to give her anything and everything she desires, but he’s the man responsible for the pain in Willow’s life, and getting close to her—well, that’s not going to be easy. 

Her life is a nightmare that she can’t escape. 

Willow woke up in one of the “Lazarus” research facilities. She now has increased strength, incredible speed, and some scary psychic bonuses. Because of the danger associated with her new gifts, she’s afraid to touch anyone. One touch from her, and a man’s darkest fears will seemingly turn into reality. But Jay isn’t afraid of her touch. Instead, he seems to…crave it. To crave her. 

She can’t trust him, and he won’t let her go. 

Willow knows that Jay has been involved with Lazarus in the past, but he swears he only wants to help her. She never expects the white-hot desire that burns between them, a desire that grows more with every moment that passes. Thrust together as allies, Willow finds herself wanting to put her faith in Jay, wanting to find someone she can rely on, but Jay may still be keeping secrets from her. Secrets that could get them both killed. 

When darkness and danger close in…RUN TO ME.

 

 

 

The electrifying Lazarus Rising series continues with another thrilling novel full of fascinating characters and an exciting plot that keeps reader glued to the pages.

 

Willow and Jay’s story is one sensational story that really has readers holding on the edge of their seats. Willow and Jay’s relationship is explosive with not only chemistry but emotional issues as well which really compels readers to want to get know them and in my case had me rooting for their “happily ever after” especially since in this book that remains questionable throughout.

 

The story not only has keeps the suspense building in the relationship, there seems to be danger following Jay and Willow with every step that they make. The thrills continuously build excitement as twists and turns keep readers guessing on just who is the bad guy, especially since when the enemies include the original scientist involved in the Lazarus project and Willow’s lack of a past and Jay’s secrets that add to the anticipation.

 

Cynthia Eden’s wrote another sensational book that I couldn’t put down. The Lazarus Rising series is fast becoming one of my favorites, so I can’t wait to read the next one, especially after that interesting conclusion.

 

  

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Run to Me is the 4th book in the Lazarus Rising Series.

 

The 5th book ‘Lie Close to Me’ is set to be released on March 20, 2018.

 

Run to Me is available in ebook at:

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New Release Review! Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink # 1) Christine Feehan

Judgment Road - Christine Feehan

 

 

An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Christine Feehan.

A brutal education in a Russian training facility for assassins has taught this group of men one thing: 

It's a long road to redemption.

JUDGMENT ROAD

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat. 

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul.

 

 

Christine Feehan has done it again, she has created a world full of strong, compelling characters that really grab readers by the heart strings as well as being full of suspense that holds them hostage throughout the story. I loved the Drake Sisters and then I fell in love with the Sisters of the Heart characters and now I get to visit Sea Haven some more with more wonderful characters.

 

The romance between Anya and Reaper is anything but easy as it has lots of emotional turbulence, turmoil that keeps readers wondering as to whether or not this couple can get the past issues that keep rearing their ugly heads and the present issues that threaten to tear them apart. Readers can’t help but become emotional caught up in the story as well the character’s lives.

 

The suspense builds throughout the story keeping readers glued to the pages as there is danger coming from several different directions but that danger is kind of all tied together which makes for a medium to fast paced and complex plot that.

 

I must say that while I was looking forward to the release of Judgment Road, I also had some doubts about it too because I wasn’t sure that I would like the mc angle of the story, but I am glad to say that I was completely captivated by the members of the Torpedo Ink MC and that Christine Feehan did such a great job of world building that they slid right into Sea Haven with no problems whatsoever and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

 

 

 

Judgment Road is the 1st book in the Torpedo Ink series which is part of the Sea Haven Universe which includes the Drake Sisters & Sisters of the Heart series.

 

Judgment Road is available in print & ebook at:

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Book Tour & Review! Something To Howl About & Baby, I'm Howling For You (Alphaville #.5 & # 1) Christine Warren

Baby, I'm Howling For You (Alphaville) - Christine Warren Something to Howl About - Christine Warren

 

 

 

Something to Howl About

 

WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.

Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.

Wolf Shifter.

Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don't quite fit in in the "normal" shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home...if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it's not much of a favor when you're helping the hottest shifter in town...

Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven't had a child born in over a hundred years...and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn't count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn't about to let her go…

 

 

 

Christine Warren’s “Others” series is one of my favorites so I was very excited to know that she was writing a new series that takes place in the same world and Something to Howl About is the prequel to the new Alphaville series. The characters are strong, compelling and draw readers into the story and romance is full of sparks and heat which keep readers glued to the pages. The prequel is a great short story to get this series going, in fact the only thing that could possibly make it better would be if it was longer because I wasn’t ready for it to end, but that’s okay, I’m off to read Baby, I’m Howling For You now.

 

 

 

Something to Howl About is the prequel to the Alphaville series.

 

And is available in ebook at:

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Baby I’m Howling For You

 

 

 

WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps.

Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…

Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?

 

 

Well, I am sincerely pleased to announce that once again, Christine Warren has brought her fabulous world to life with well written words that paint vivid images that makes readers feel as if they are part of the story. The characters are strong, captivating and grab the reader’s attention right from the start and in this case, Renny and Mick draw readers into an emotionally turbulent romance that is full of heat and spice and you can practically feel the chemistry between them as it flies from the pages.

 

The fast paced plot is full of thrills and suspense that keep readers on the edge of their seat while a bad alpha keeps the danger coming as he has fixated on Renny and then the author adds a few surprising twists to keep readers guessing.  This story has it all with lots of romance, suspense, heat, great dialogue that makes it easy for the readers to relate to the characters and feel as if they really come to life and let me tell you the alpha males are super sexy and they are definitely playing for keeps, of course I don’t mind because they can certainly keep me.

 

Another great series from Christine Warren, which isn’t surprising since I love her other books. This book starts off with plenty of excitement and I was glued to the pages from very first one. I loved Alphaville and there is some really interesting characters that live there, so I can’t wait to visit again.  

 

 

Baby, I’m Howling For You is the 1st book in the Alphaville series

And is due to be released on January 30, 2018 and is

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The 3rd book Your Lion Eyes is set to be released on December 4, 2018

 

 

Christine Warren

CHRISTINE WARREN is the bestselling author of The Others series, including Wolf at the Door, Big Bad Wolf, Born to Be Wild, Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here, and Black Magic Woman. Born and raised in coastal New England, she now lives as a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. (She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her phobia of being landlocked). When not writing, she enjoys horseback riding, playing with her pets, identifying dogs from photos of their underbellies, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

 

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Release Day Review! Wicked Times Two (Wicked Brand # 3) Tina Donahue

Wicked Times Two (Wicked Brand Book 3) - Tina Donahue

 

 

Burned by her cheating boyfriend, Jasmina is finished with the idea of forever after with any guy. That fairy tale doesn’t exist—at least not for her. From now on, protecting her heart and letting pleasure rule is her motto.

 

Lucky for her, she has the perfect men in mind. Noah and Kyle, two of the hottest cops in West Palm Beach. She hasn’t been able to get them out of her head since they handled an altercation at Wicked Brand, the tattoo parlor she manages. When they come back to get inked, sparks fly.

 

Noah’s ready to play, and Kyle’s on board. All they want is her—submission, bondage, spanking…no strings or regrets. Seductive days roll into steamy nights, igniting feelings the guys hadn’t expected and Jasmina can’t deny.

 

What began as a sensual adventure could turn into so much more…if Jasmina can risk a different kind of love.

 

Each book in the Wicked Brand series is STANDALONE:
* Wicked Takeover
* Wicked Seduction 
* Wicked Times Two

 

 

 

HOT! HOT! HOT!

 

Wonderful, solid and compelling characters that grabs readers’ attention and refuse to let go. The chemistry between Jasmina and her two sexy cops is electrifying and readers can fell it as it practically leaps off the pages and this romance isn’t all about the heat, although I promise you there is plenty of that, it’s about building a unorthodox relationship between one woman and two men.

Readers can’t help but get caught up in the suspense, the burn and the emotional turbulence that builds through the story as what starts out as something fun turns into so much more.

 

I haven’t read the first two books in the Wicked Brand series yet, but I will definitely be taking care of that. I was completely caught up in the story from the very beginning and I am looking forward to reading more about Wicked Brand.

 

 

 

Wicked Times Two is the 3rd Book in the Wicked Brand series.

 

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Review: After the Dark (Killer Instincts #1) by Cynthia Eden

After the Dark - Cynthia Eden

 

 

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's gripping new series, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well.

 

Former FBI agent Samantha Dark was one of the most respected profilers in the bureau, an expert on the twisted minds and dark hearts of the most depraved criminals. But when her own former lover turned out to be the serial killer she was hunting, Samantha's career was destroyed. Blamed for the FBI's failure on the complex case, Samantha fled Washington, DC, for the quiet anonymity of Alabama.

 

Now an all-too-familiar killer is hunting once again. She can catch the sadistic assassin, but that means putting her trust in her former partner, Blake Gamble. Ex-military, Blake is tough, protective, precise. With her entire life on the brink, she knows he wants her back in the FBI…and possibly more.

 

But someone else wants her, too. A threat is waiting in the dark, a killer who has set his sights on the ultimate trophy victim—Samantha.

 

It is not any surprise to me that Cynthia Eden once again brings a new world to life with well written words that paints vivid imagery that gives life to her imagination.

 

 Killer Instinct is the first novel in a gritty, intense romantic suspense that had me breathless with anticipation and suspense throughout.

 

 

 

Blake and Samantha are two characters that grab ahold of readers and refuse to let go. Their chemistry is off the charts and the emotional turbulence makes readers easily become caught up in their story. The romance is an up and down emotional ride that adds depth and really makes them real as the readers empathize with their problems and cheer them on.

 

Spine tingling tension builds throughout the story as the progresses and the readers find themselves caught up in the suspense as a killer terrorizes and has these FBI agents working overtime to stop him. But the case is further complicated by the past and the killer’s idea of just who will be the ultimate trophy.

 

Another great suspense, that I just couldn’t put down to I had read every last page and I can’t wait to read more books in the Killer Instinct series.

 

 

 

After the Dark is the 1st book in the Killer Instinct series.

 

Before the Dawn & Into the Night – books 2 & 3 are available.

 

After the Dark is available in print & ebook at:

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Also available in audio at:

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Recent Release Review! Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising # 3) Cynthia Eden

Stay With Me (Lazarus Rising) (Volume 3) - Cynthia Eden

 

 

Shelly Hampton intends to spend the holidays alone in her family’s mountain cabin, but when a snow-covered stranger appears on her door-step, her plans are shot straight to hell. The man before her seems oddly familiar, and he stirs a dark need within her. 

It’s soon apparent that John Smith is far more than a normal man—he’s too strong, too fast, and she could swear that he seems to read her thoughts…and know her most secret desires. 

But is John a man that she could love…or is he someone she should fear? Because even as the snow fall deepens, a deadly threat is closing in on her little cabin. And soon, Shelly will be trapped on the mountain with a dangerous man…a man who swears that he has come back from the dead, just to be with her. 

STAY WITH ME…A “Lazarus Rising” Novella 

Author's Note: All of the books in the Lazarus Rising series are stand-alone titles. 

 

 

 

The Lazarus Rising is still going strong with another great book from Cynthia Eden.  John and Shelly are strong, captivating characters that readers can easily relate to and effortlessly become caught up in their romance which is full of sizzling chemistry that leaps from the pages and a roller coaster of emotional turbulence that grips readers by the heart.

 

Along with the suspense of the romance, the story also trips all adrenaline junkie triggers with lots of danger, thrills, surprising twists that readers don’t see coming and devastating betrayals that keeps readers on the edge of their seat and glued to the pages.

 

Once again, Cynthia Eden brought another book to life with vivid images that make it easy to picture the story as it unfolds and which brings the characters to vibrant life. I thoroughly enjoyed Stay With Me and I can’t wait to read Run to Me.

 

 

 

 

Stay With Me is the 3rd book in the Lazarus Rising Series.

 

The 4th Book Run to Me is set to be released on January 23rd.

 

Stay With Me is available in print & ebook at:

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Release Day Review! Dangerous Mating (A.F.L.A. #3) by Milly Taiden.

Dangerous Mating (An A.L.F.A. Novel) - Milly Taiden

 

 

An undercover mission exposes hidden longings in the irresistible paranormal romance series from the New York Timesbestselling author of Mating Needs

The Alpha League Federal Agency’s sworn duty is to protect humanity from the worst of the paranormal universe. Wolf-shifter Agent Bryon Day has been deep undercover for more than a year, investigating a human trafficking ring, when he goes MIA. Since A.L.FA. never leaves an agent behind, a team is sent to save him—or bring his body home. 

FBI agent and ace cryptographer Kari Tomlin is selected for the rescue task force. Under the ruse of a ditsy tourist, she searches an ancient European city for Agent Day. When she learns he’s locked up in the palace’s dungeon, she plans a covert jailbreak. Together they risk the dangerous, booby-trapped tunnels below the city for freedom…and a chance to discover if this really is a mate bond growing between them.

 

 

 

The first thing that I have to tell you about Dangerous Mating is that the heroine is an unexpected delight. Kari seems to be an unlikely agent with some quirky and unorthodox ways about her and she seems to be a little on the ‘accident prone’ side but yet at the same time she fits right in and delights readers. All the characters are strong, compelling and grab reader’s attention but Kari’s rescue of Bryon is draws readers in as the couple find themselves on a treacherous path to safety. Their romance is hot and steamy but filled with danger which keeps readers turning each and every page.

 

The action and suspense keeps readers on the edge of their seats with twists and turns that also keep them guessing. The bad guys are the kind that evoke all kinds of emotions from readers as they root for Kari and Bryon to take them down.  

 

Milly Taiden has brought another world to life with her well written words that paints vivid images and ensure that the readers feel as if they are a part of the story. The A.F.L.A. world is full of suspense, danger, excitement and captivating and sexy characters and I can’t wait to read the next one.

 

 

 

Dangerous Mating is the 3rd book in the A.F.L.A. series.

 

Book 4 Fearless Mating is set to be released on April 17, 2018.

 

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Recent Release Review! The Wicked Billionaire (The Tate Brothers #2) by Jackie Ashenden

The Wicked Billionaire: A Billionaire SEAL Romance (The Tate Brothers) - Jackie Ashenden

 

 

The Tate Brothers were once orphans and they have been raised to do one thing only: protect what is theirs.

As a trained sniper and Navy SEAL, Lucas Tate found the courage to distance himself from the wealthy, wicked patriarch who adopted him. Instead, he’s devoted his life to the elite band of brothers from his unit. So when the widow of one of his former comrades finds herself in apparent danger, Lucas makes it his job to protect her against all enemies. . .and not let her out of his sights.

Grace Riley feels overwhelmed by Lucas's presence, but the cold-eyed marksman will do anything to keep her safe. Soon the special attention he pays her becomes a wild romantic distraction
one that troubles Grace, since Lucas was so close to her deceased husband. Still, how can she resist Lucass intense, ice-blue stare? All she knows is that a life without strong, passionate Lucas is one not worth living. Can Lucas can find a way to honor his former brother-in-arms by saving Grace. . .and loving her, too?

 

 

 

The second Tate Brothers book is an intense and passionate read that kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end. Lucas and Grace are solid, compelling characters that both have some emotional issues that has them shying away from love but they can’t help exploring the chemistry that burns strong and hot between them. Readers can easily relate to both characters and can’t help becoming caught up in their story as Lucas fights to protect Grace.

 

The plot is complex, faced paced and multi-layered as it also includes an enemy that seems to have it out for all of the Tate Brothers as well as the bad guys that are after Grace which makes the story full of adrenaline pumping suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seats as bad guys, surprising twists and emotional turmoil fill the pages.  

 

This is the first book in this series that I have read and I had no trouble picking up on the overall plot that involves all three brothers, so the books can be read out of order. While this is the first book in this series it is not the first book by Jackie Ashenden, so I wasn’t surprised that I really enjoyed reading The Wicked Billionaire and of course I am going to have to go back and read The Dangerous Billionaire while I am waiting for The Undercover Billionaire to come out.   

 

 

 

The Wicked Billionaire is the 2nd book in The Tate Brothers series.

 

#3 The Undercover Billionaire is due to be released March 27, 2018.

 

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New Release Review! The Cinderella Hoedown & The Rapunzel Rodeo (Fated Mate Speed Dating 1 & 2) by Sable Sylvan!

 

 

There's no way you'd catch Kelly Dean at a speed dating event…unless her best friend, Savina, had something to do with it. There's also no way you'd find the no-nonsense BBW in the company of three different alpha male cowboys in the span of under a week, but when werebears after their fated mates get mixed with women who are two parts sass, one part curves, you'll find anything can happen. The only question is, will this Texas fairytale end with this Cinderella finding her Prince Charming…and her lost shoes?

Kelly's a recent college grad keeping herself busy by helping her friend Savina organize the first ever Fallowedirt Hoedown, a celebration of the town's recent economic growth. Part of that growth has come in the form of the McCarthy Dude Ranch, home to a veritable bounty of hot shifter men. Kelly's far too busy to date one man, much less three hot-blooded cowboy werebears who all want to claim her as their fated mate. She definitely doesn't have time for their drama. While these cowboys might be experts at driving cattle, it seems all these shifters can do with Kelly is drive her away.

Jeff, Tom, and Will may seem similar, but the three grizzly bear cowboys couldn't be more different. All-American Jeff can't stand local bad boy Will, and neither can stand the out of towner, Tom the doctor. These three grizzlies can barely get along on the ranch, working side by side. How are they supposed to manage to menage? The clock's ticking, and while these three fight, the hoedown swiftly approaches, and Kelly's curves are sashaying right back out of town. Which one of these cowboys will win Kelly's heart?

Love fairy tales and fated mates? Can't get enough of speedy reads and speed dates? Into sassy BBWs learning to love and the hot-blooded wild shifter heroes begging to be tamed? Not afraid of a good-old-fashioned happy ending (no cliffhangers allowed) for a three-on-one menage a trois-plus-one? And most importantly, do you think that grandmas and pies can save the frikkin' world?

Then check out "The Cinderella Hoedown", and look for the rest of the books in the "Fated Mate Speed Date" series on Amazon, available via the Kindle Unlimited program! This series has elements of romantic comedy, Western romance, and of course, shifter-focused paranormal romances between curvy BBWs and a menagerie of different alpha male shifters.

 

 

 

Curvy seamstress Olivia Larson likes three things: costumes, horses, family. She isn't looking to add anything to that list, especially not three more things in the form of cowboy shifters. The last thing she needs is some werehorses getting in the way of her charity rodeo, but apparently, the trio of Matt, Richard, and Jason is up to that challenge. Fallowedirt isn't a one-horse town anymore. The only question is, will this Rapunzel let down her emotional walls and learn to let down her hair, or will she look her gift horses in the mouth?

Olivia's not looking for love. She's just looking to help raise money for the local library by helping out at the Fallowedirt Rodeo. When the three dominant werestallions she let herself fall for cause a huge mess for her to clean up, she's not about to let herself be fooled twice by her own heart. A leopard can't change its spots, but can these stallion shifters become horses of a different color? She's going to need to see proof that they're not just stuffing horse crap in a Trojan horse…and that's straight from the horse's mouth. Otherwise, how will Olivia know if she's betting on the wrong horses?

You can lead a horse to his fated mate, but you can't make him menage. Matt, Richard, and Jason can't get along during the day at the McCarthy Dude Ranch, where they all work putting their shifts to good use. The last thing they need is another thing to fight over, but Olivia's not just any 'thing': she's a full-bodied, sassy woman with curves that they each think they deserve. The only question is, will these three men stop horsing around, get off their high horses, and finally get down to the business of winning back their mate? Or are they trying to close the stable door after the horses have already bolted?

Love fairy tales and fated mates? Can't get enough of speedy reads and speed dates? Into sassy BBWs learning to love and the hot-blooded wild shifter heroes begging to be tamed? Not afraid of a good-old-fashioned happy ending (no cliffhangers allowed) for a three-on-one menage a trois-plus-one? And most importantly, do you think that grandmas and pies can save the frikkin' world?

Then check out "The Rapunzel Rodeo", and look for the rest of the books in the "Fated Mate Speed Date" reverse harem romance series on Amazon, available via the Kindle Unlimited program! This series has elements of romantic comedy, Western romance, and of course, shifter-focused paranormal romances between curvy BBWs and a menagerie of different alpha male shifters.

 

 

Having read the first two books in the Fated Mate Speed Date series back to back, I decided to combine my reviews. Both stories have strong characters that draws readers in, sweet romance and some hot and steamy ménage sex scene and some fun dialogue that adds that something extra the stories. The heroines have some pretty heavy duty decisions to make regarding which suitor they should pick or if they should take them all which adds quite a bit of emotional turmoil to the story and all parties have to decide if a ménage relationship would be right for them.

 

The world has a unique twist that makes them a bit different from other dating stories and are full of some hot & sexy cowboy shifters that has readers panting for more. I enjoyed both stories and got quite a kick out of the storylines and the characters, so if you want a good story on the light hearted side but full of sizzle, then these two books are the books for you.

 

I give both books 4 stars!

 

 

 

The Cinderella Hoedown is the 1st book in the Fated Mate Speed Date series

And is available in ebook at:

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The Rapunzel Rodeo is the 2nd book in the Fated Mate Speed Date series and is set to be released in ebook on January 12, 2018 at:

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Recent Release Review! Haunted by Shari Nichols

Haunted - Shari Nichols

 

 

When medium Karly Matthews agrees to move into a haunted inn, she’s not sure what’s more dangerous, the ghost or the sexy innkeeper she tries to resist. She’s can’t deny the intense rush of desire she feels every time he’s near. When she agrees to embark on a no-strings-attached relationship, she finds herself thrust into a world of mind blowing pleasures. Now she must face the aching truths of her past. 

Hotel heir Thayne Harper has a laser-like focus on success that doesn’t include the help of his family. He’s always been the black sheep, living in the shadow of his dead brother. His dreams are put to the test when a supernatural entity threatens to ruin everything. The one bright spot is the woman who intrigues his mind and heats his blood. 

If only he can convince her that, despite his bad boy ways, he can change for the good. Her love becomes his only salvation. Passion burns white-hot as a dark threat looms. The ghost doesn’t want them to be together and sets her sights on Thayne, luring him to a place that goes beyond death. Will Karly be able to save him before it’s too late?

 

 

 

A good ghost story is something that I find hard to come by, there are several reasons for this but hey I’m the type of person that loves horror stories although they can’t scare me. So, anyway, when I find a one I just want to shout from the rooftops. Shari Nichols has done it with her book Haunted, it had all the spine tingling chills that I associate with ghosts, moving furniture, cold spots, the works, so I highly recommend that you grab your blanket, curl up and settle in.

 

The characters are strong, compelling and easily related to and the romance between Karly and Thayne is hot and messy because the chemistry and the sex is ubër hot, but the emotional currents that run between these two are a roller coaster of feelings due to past issues and current situations. Readers are drawn in and easily become caught up in the tension that fills the pages which of course comes from the romance, but also the thrilling suspense of what will happen with the ghost especially since this ghost seems to become more and more irritated with as Karly tries to help.

 

The author brought her world to live with well written words and I could practically feel the cold chills run down the back of my neck along with all the characters, so I really enjoyed Haunted and I will be looking for the next book Shari Nichols.

 

 

 

 

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New Release Review! Storm Crossed (Grim # 4) by Dani Harper

 

 

The latest stand-alone novel in Dani Harper’s Grim Series will delight old and new fans alike, transporting them to the ancient fae realm beneath the modern human world, where magic rules and menace abounds…

Heir to a noble fae house, Trahern is forced to watch helplessly as his twin brother is cruelly changed into a grim—a death dog—as punishment for falling in love with the wrong person. Trahern doesn’t believe love exists, but he will do anything to keep his brother alive—even join the Wild Hunt and ride the night skies of the human world.

Lissy Santiago-Callahan believes in love but has no time for it. She’s busy juggling her career as an academic and her home life as a single mom to a young son with Asperger’s. Her hectic life in sleepy Eastern Washington is made even more chaotic with the sudden arrival of a demanding fae and his unusual “dog.”

Mortal and immortal have nothing in common, and the attraction between Lissy and Trahern surprises them both. But when their desire places Lissy and her child in the path of a deadly faery feud, will the connection last, or will their separate worlds prove too great a divide?

 

 

 

I have to be honest and tell you that while I have been intrigued by this series for some time, various life events have intruded upon my time and I kept getting distracted from reading it. I am very sorry to have done so, because after finally reading one, I can’t believe what a great world I have been missing.

 

There are plenty of fae books out there and each and every author puts there unique touches to their worlds and Dani Harper has done the Grim or Black Dog legends proud. She brought her world to life by painting very vivid images of it and giving readers some strong, compelling characters that reach out and grab reader’s attention.

 

Trahern and Lissy are two of those characters and I have to tell you that they have some strong chemistry that practically leaps off the pages during their romance. Both pull readers in and refuse to let go as their story is full of emotional turmoil as well as heated passion and their personalities are realistically human and fae sounding which makes for a really great romance to get caught up in. Lissy’s son and Trahern’s brother also play an integral part of this romance which adds depth and also adds to the realness of the story as well as tugging on heart strings.

 

Add in the Wild Hunt, an unbalanced power hungry fae queen, well-meaning friends and some other intriguing characters and you have a well-rounded story full of suspense and thrills that keep readers glued to the pages and that’s not to mention the adrenaline pumping magical battles that the author brings to vivid life.

 

Well, I have to be going now because I am off to read the first three books in this series since I am such a goof that I missed them, oh and I want to point out that I had no trouble reading this one out of order and I can’t wait to find out what this author has in store for me not only that I have missed but what she writes in the future.

 

 

  

  

Storm Crossed is the 4th and final book in the Grim Series.

 

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