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4 STAR New Release Review! The Undercover Billionaire (The Tate Brothers #3) by Jackie Ashenden!

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

 

 

The Tate Brothers were raised to protect what is theirs…

Navy SEAL Wolf Tate is on a mission of vengeance. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to infiltrate the lair of his arms-dealing enemy—and rescue the mother he never knew. To do this, he’ll need more than his father’s fortunes or his brothers-in-arms. He must find a way to kidnap his enemy’s daughter for leverage. There’s just one problem: She is also one of Wolf’s closest friends—and the only woman he’s ever loved…

For years, Olivia de Santis has been waiting for Wolf to take her in his arms and make her dreams come true. But she never imagined that he’d sneak into her bedroom one night…and take her as his hostage. Olivia knows she should resist him—and stay loyal to her own family. But how can she deny the burning justice of Wolf’s mission, and the blazing desire in his eyes—even if giving into the heat of the moment can put her in grave danger?

 

 

 

The Undercover Billionaire is an extremely intense read that has so many twists that I had trouble trying to decide what was true and what was lies, so I had a thrilling time to figure it out. Olivia and Wolf had lots of steamy chemistry and a very rocky romance building in the middle of a tremendously difficult situation that not only kept the couple on pins and needles but the readers as well because their happily ever after will take a lot of work to overcome some emotional turmoil based on past beliefs.

 

The suspense builds throughout the story, keeping readers on the edge of their seat with anticipation and with every truth revealed or every step taken forward this couple seems to take two steps backwards which adds lots of tension and keeps things quite interesting.  And what a conclusion to the Tate Brothers series this book turned out to be, because I was holding my breath waiting for the final truth to be revealed and whether Wolf would finally see beyond the past.

 

I was highly anticipating the release of The Undercover Billionaire as I really wanted to know how everything would work out for the 3rd Tate Brother and I have to say that I was certainly not disappointed as it kept me glued to the pages with some stunning twists and turns and some very intense emotional turbulence.  These three brothers is one of those series that has readers falling for the hero and since each of them are special in their own way, I really loved them all and I could not tell you which would be my favorite.

 

 

 

 

The Undercover Billionaire is the 3rd book in the Tate Brothers series.

 

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New Release Review! Ghost Tracker (Trackers #2) Jenna Kernan!

Ghost Tracker - Jenna Kernan

 

 

When wolf Skinwalker, Nick Chien, is attacked by ghosts, the Thunderbirds leave him at the mercy of an enemy healer, a Dreamwalker, with supernatural powers as dangerous as his own. Her duty as a Spirit Child is to kill him. But she instead determines to learn if his wild story of being attacked by ghosts is true. 

While walking in his dreams, Native American Jessie Healy, sees the truth...the threat is real. Nagi, the Ruler of the Circle of Ghosts, is using his ghosts to take possession of humans and attack the living. She also discovers, that in his dreams, they can explore a passion forbidden between their people when awake. But upon waking, they face more than the discovery of their attraction. They must confront an enemy that could destroy them both.

 

 

 

Jenna Kernan’s Tracker series is a wonderful world full of intriguing mythology, fascinating characters and she brings it all to life with well written descriptions that makes it easy for the readers to become part of the story as it takes place.

 

Nick and Jessie are strong, captivating characters that easily draw readers in and then refuse to let go because they have lots of sizzling chemistry but due to cultural differences they try and fight that attraction which keeps a lot of tension and angst which makes the romance quite rocky and keeps readers wondering if this couple will reach their happily ever after moment.

 

The story starts off with a bang as the enemy targets Nick and then he finds himself injured on Jessie’s doorstep and the suspense and anticipation builds from there keeping readers on the edge of their seats with this fast paced plot.

 

The mythology mixed in with the romance and the author’s type of characters adds interest and a little something extra as it adds to readers knowledge and changes things up a bit. Skinwalkers have always fascinated me and this book really brought them to life and so I was quite enthralled with the story from the very beginning and even though I haven’t read the first one yet, I had no trouble catching on to the plot and the bad guy’s intentions, of course, now I will be adding the rest of the series to my TBR pile. 

 

 

 

Ghost Tracker is the 2nd book in the Tracker series and was

previously released by Harlequin Nocturne as Ghost Stalker.

 

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New Release Review! Wolf’s Mate (Shifter Rogues #1) Celia Kyle

Wolf's Mate - Celia Kyle

 

 

Danger shouldn't be this sexy...

Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under.

Declan Reed is starting over. After two years with Shifter Operations Command, it's time to put his past behind him. Now Declan is the only thing standing between the gorgeous Abby and an early grave, and if he's going to have any chance of keeping her alive, he'll have to embrace the darkness he's fought to keep at bay. But first he has to convince Abby that there's no safer place in the world than the arms of a big bad werewolf.

 

 

Celia Kyles’ Wolf’s Mate is the first book in her new Shifter Rogues series and I was completely thrilled with this new world. There were lots of strong, fascinating characters that easily drew me into their world and I am not embarrassed to say that I am hooked and will definitely be looking for more. The team seems to be one of misfits that scream bad boys and had me melting on the spot with their attitudes and ‘take it or leave it’ vibes that poured from the pages.  Declan and Abby had lots of electrifying chemistry to heat things up and but were real and not so easy to give in to those feelings while they were on the run, which made the romance really interesting right along with all the suspense building thrills. Speaking of which there were lots of twists that kept me guessing and lots of action ensured that there was never a dull moment which added to the anticipation and kept me glued to the pages.

 

I have always been a real fan of Celia Kyles’ work and this new world is certainly one that I will be following as she made it thrilling and romantic but gave her characters real personalities that seemed to jump off the pages and make each character uniquely individual and had me wanting to get to know them better. And the world is full of mysteries to keep readers guessing at real intentions of some of the characters and wondering just how well this team will function. The dialogue she used also added to the realistic feel of this team and added some humor as well. Needless to say, I am definitely looking forward to reading Tiger’s Claim when it releases in October.

 

 

 

Wolf’s Mate is the 1st book in the Shifter Rogues series.

 

#1.5 Wolf’s Mate: Nine Month Mission is available

 

#2 Tiger’s Claim is set to be released on October 30, 2018.

 

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Release Day Review! Colliding Hearts (Alpha Project Psychic #1) Eva Chase.

Colliding Hearts - Eva Chase

 

 

He can move anything with his mind. Only she has ever moved his heart. 

Jeremy Keane doesn't let himself get too attached to anything. After all, a single slip of his telekinetic ability can send him on the run. So when he uses his power to save a stranger's life, he knows better than to stick around, even if one look into her big brown eyes makes all his defenses melt. If only she weren't so damned persistent. 

Grace Trevell knows she's spent too long reeling from her mother's abandonment and her grandmother's death. It's time to make new friends, fall in love, and build a true home for herself. So when a gorgeous guy risks his life to save hers, she's not letting him just walk away. But Jeremy is keeping secrets beyond anything she could imagine. 

Then a group of sadistic researchers starts sniffing around town. Leaving is the only way Jeremy can keep his family safe, but that means leaving behind the woman who's stolen his heart. And Grace has already become a target in the battle to exploit his talents... 

*Warning: This standalone psychic romance contains dangerous situations, sexy banter, and more steam than you can shake a stick at. Recommended for mature readers only.* 

Alpha Project Psychic Romances: 
Burning Hearts - prequel novella - out now 
Colliding Hearts - book 1 - March 2018 
Hidden Hearts - book 2 - June 2018 
And more to come...

 

 

 

Eva Chase’s Colliding Hearts is a delightful read that has some interesting characters and an intriguing plot. I read the prequel, Burning Hearts first and I was quite fascinated by the whole taking kids off the streets and keeping them for experimentation plot, so I was looking forward to finding out what happened to the Jeremy’s parents and his brothers. The books focus on the brothers and the first one is Jeremy’s where he meets this woman and accidentally draws attention to himself and the bad guys come running and I enjoyed reading it only the story is seems a little flat after reading the prequel. I am not sure why I found it to be so and I must say that while Colliding Hearts can be read without reading the prequel you might want to read the prequel so that you have a better understanding of just who the enemy is and why they would be after Jeremy.

 

Overall Jeremy and Grace were captivating characters that drew me in and I really wanted to know what happened next in the medium to fast paced storyline. I will have to read the next book and see where things go from here and hopefully I will be able to determine more.

 

 

 

Colliding Hearts is the 1st book in the Alpha Project Psychic Romances.

 

Book 2: Hidden Hearts will be available in June.

 

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New Release Review! Eight Simple Rules For Dating a Dragon (The Embraced #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks!

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon - Kerrelyn Sparks

 

 

From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced…

Gwennore has a talent. An Elf able to track down the cause of an illness and heal it, she’s a valuable asset to her people. But when the kidnapping of a young girl thrusts Gwennore into the very heart of the realm of the dragons, she discovers not only a place of power and magic, but also a haunted land, plagued by an ancient curse that all but ensures extinction to the royal family. But when she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, they strike a bargain—save the country from its cursed illness, and he will return the kidnapped girl. She’s been raised never to trust a dragon, but never did making a deal with the devil feel so good…

Silas has no way of curing the family he’s loyally served for years. But when a beautiful elf, long considered the enemy of the dragons, comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to passion and desire in a way he’s never felt before. But can he trust a sworn enemy to save the very existence he holds dear? And can their love survive those that threaten to tear them apart?

 

 

Eight Simple Rules For Dating a Dragon is a brilliant story that takes readers into another world where they can find out exactly what is needed to fall in love with a sexy dragon.

 

Gwenmore and Silas are strong, charismatic characters that are easily draw readers in and hold them hostage as they dazzle readers with excellent dialogue and magic and an exciting romance that has readers wanting what the couple have. The romance is full of sizzling chemistry and steamy love scenes but the relationship is not an easy one with lots of obstacles and emotional issues to overcome.

 

The plot is fast paced and full of anticipation building suspense and thrilling danger in a fascinating world where betrayal is around every corner and surprising twists keeps everyone on their toes. The well written world brings it all to vivid life, making it easy for readers to picture each and every scene and to really understand and know each character.

 

Kerrelyn Sparks has created a fantasy world that is exciting, captivating and full of wonderful characters and fascinating plots that easily draw readers in and keeps them completely enthralled from beginning to end. I have read all three books in the series which can be read as standalone and easily understood as each couple gets their own book but I think to get the best enjoyment and understanding of the entire plot they should be read in sequence. All three stories kept me glued to the pages and while I could not possibly tell you which book is my favorite, I really enjoyed spending time with Gwenmore and Griffin and I can’t wait to visit their world again.

 

 

 

8 Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon is the 3rd book in The Embraced series.

 

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New Release Review! Without Warning (Vigilance #2) Desiree Holt!

Without Warning (Vigilance) - Desiree Holt

 

 

When you don’t know how the story will end . . .
 
After years of hard work honing his craft, Blake Edwards is now an international bestselling author. But one thing he never imagined was that his fictional world would become all too real. When a stalker turns Blake’s latest book tour into a treacherous and nearly deadly trap, it’s time for Blake to hire protection. But the body assigned to keep an eye on him is someone he never wants out of his sight...
 
As a bodyguard for Vigilance, the private security agency in Blake’s hometown of Arrowhead Bay, Samantha Quenel has found the perfect outlet for her military experience. But her latest client is also a former high school flame, which might explain her willingness to protect Blake at all costs—even if that means staying in the same room with him, on the same bed, under the same torrid sheets...

 

 

 

Desiree Holt’s Without Warning is a thrilling read full of fascinating characters and suspense that kept me turning the pages in anticipation of finding out what would happen next.

 

Blake and Samantha have lots of sizzling chemistry and an heated attraction that heats up the pages of this romance, but the couple has a rocky past that adds to the tension and with the whole ‘not fraternizing with the client’ thing going on it keeps the suspense of whether they will have a happily ever after until the very end. The suspense of Blake’s stalker keeps readers on the edge of their seat throughout the story with lots of twists and thrill building events that pushes at the couple’s emotions and this story has another mystery that keeps readers wanting to know more… Blake has no idea why he was targeted which adds to the uncertainty of the situation.

 

Desiree Holt paints vivid imagery that makes it easy for the reader to picture each and every scene and brings her characters to life with the dialogue and vibrant personalities so that readers feel as if they have really gotten to know them. I was caught up in the story from the very beginning and though this is the first book that I have read in the Vigilance series, Vigilance Security has caught my attention so I will be reading Hide and Seek and looking for A Deadly Business when it releases in August.

 

 

 

Without Warning is the 2nd book in the Vigilance series.

 

The 3rd book A Deadly Business is set to release on August 21, 2018.

 

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Release Day Review! Deadly Secret (Sons of Broad # 2) Tara Thomas!

 

 

In this next novel in the stunning romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly games and uninhibited passion. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a ruthless serial killer is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…

Exclusive bonus material ONLY available in print edition!

Knox Benedict is known as the Saint. He’s the upstanding son of the Benedict family, the moral backbone, the one who sets his entire life by the world of rules and constraints he’s created for himself. But Knox Benedict has a secret. A secret that has unleashed the intense passion, the fierce hunger that lives deep within him. A secret he’d live and die for. But a deadly enemy of the Benedict’s is about to take Knox’s hidden life and fling it out into the open…and in the process, begin a dangerous game.

Bea was never supposed to be Knox Benedict’s wife. They were rivals, locked in a dead heat on opposite sides of a negotiation table, supposed to fight tooth and nail. Instead, she took one look at those smoldering Benedict eyes and knew there would be no loving anyone else. But when Bea’s investigation into Benedict industries leads to an attack that leaves her for dead, Bea knows she has to follow through with what she’s started – just as Knox knows he must keep his secret wife safe, even if it means sacrificing everything he knows.

As an enemy strikes closer and closer to Bea with every waking day, Bea and Knox must race to uncover the truth, before it’s too late. 

 

 

The second Sons of Broad book is a gripping story that has readers cheering for the good guys and hanging on to the edge of their seat in anticipation of what happens next.

 

Each of the stories in this series is a standalone romance but get the most enjoyment of the series the books should be read in sequence due to the fact that the overall plot takes place throughout and each book reveals a little more information as each couple faces dangers and tries to find out who the enemy is and what they want.  This ensures that readers keep coming back for more because the characters are strong and compelling and the readers can easily relate to them while the stories are full of suspense building thrills and surprising twists that keep readers guessing.

 

So far, I have really gotten caught up in the whole spine tingling mystery of the story as the bad guy must have one devious mind and must have spent a long time plotting the downfall of the brothers. Knox and Bea’s story is has lots of emotional turbulence and their relationship is a rocky slope full of tension and sizzling attraction that keeps pulling them together. This keeps readers in suspense as they wonder which way their relationship just must go.  Several astonishing facts are discovered proveing that secrets can be deadly which keeps everyone on pins and needles. Also, there was never a dull moment as the bad guys continue their attacks throughout the story as well.

 

Broken Promises will be released in June and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

 

 

 

Deadly Secret is the 2nd book in the Sons of Broad series.

 

The 3rd book - Broken Promise is due to be released on June 26, 2018.

 

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New Release Review! Lie Close To Me (Lazarus Rising #5) Cynthia Eden!

Lie Close To Me - Cynthia Eden

 

 

He’s Lazarus, and so is she. What happens when their worlds collide? 


He’s hunting her. Maddox Kane has one goal—track Luna Ashton. He’s the best hunter on his team, finely honed and designed by Uncle Sam to be an unstoppable killing machine. He’s a super solider—faster, stronger, and deadlier than anyone else. Maddox keeps his emotions under careful lock and key because he can’t afford to feel. Feeling is too dangerous, and the attraction Maddox feels for Luna is positively lethal.
 



Luna has no memory of being in the labs with Maddox. She doesn’t remember the connection they shared when they were trapped in hell. She doesn’t remember escaping the facility. She doesn’t remember him. So when Maddox hunts her down, she’s terrified of him…and of the strange psychic and sensual connection they seem to share. Surely she shouldn’t want him so much? 



Luna is different from the other Lazarus subjects, and Maddox isn’t the only one hunting her. She’s a dangerous threat to Project Lazarus, and Luna isn’t going to be allowed to just slip away from the U.S. government…or from the other super soldiers who are also desperate to find her. Every Lazarus subject has incredible psychic gifts. Some Lazarus subjects can make people see their worst fears, some can control minds…but Luna’s gift—she can show people their memories. Luna has the ability to restore memories to all of the other Lazarus subjects, yet she can’t see her own past. 



And if you can’t see your past…then you never know what danger is coming, what killer is standing right next to you, touching you, lying to you…not until it is too late. 

Lazarus Rising Books: 

NEVER LET GO – Book 1 
KEEP ME CLOSE – Book 2 
STAY WITH ME – Book 3 
RUN TO ME – Book 4 
LIE CLOSE TO ME – Book 5

 

 

Lie Close To Me has the Lazarus Rising series rising to the top of my favorites chart. The captivating characters just keep getting better and even sexier as the story continues and I love the way Cynthia Eden portrayed the hero and the heroine in this one, it made for one interesting twist in the story line that added to the intrigue and thrills. Luna and Maddox may just turn out to be my favorite couple in the series as well, there sizzling chemistry leapt off the pages and made it easy for me to picture them as a couple because they just fit together. The story was full of angst that draw readers in and has them empathizing with all the problems that this couple are facing while the depth of feeling that this couple has for each other made me sigh with ‘wow’ feelings.  The suspense throughout the story just keeps on building and pulled me in the direction it wanted me go as it kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next and which bad guy would turn out to be the really bad guy.

 

Cynthia Eden just has a gift for adding little events that add to the tension of a story and makes readers hold their breath with suspense and anticipation, she also makes her stories come together in such a way that I can picture it all happening and it is completely believable which makes me really excited when the good guys get their hard earned happily ever after and of course I can’t wait for the next book in the Lazarus Rising series or at least I’m hoping there is more to come.

 

 

 

 

Lie Close To Me is the 5th book in the Lazarus Rising series

 

 

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Early Review! What Are You Afraid Of? (The Agency #2) Alexandra Ivy!

What Are You Afraid Of? - Alexandra Ivy

 

 

SHE’S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS
They aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways . . . no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a 
semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn’t just a copycat. It’s a vendetta.
 
NOW HE’LL TEACH HER
Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world’s most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there’s a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he’ll strike next is Griffin Archer—a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her.
 
HOW TO DIE . . .
Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin’s defenses before. He didn’t intend to let it happen again. But with a psycho sending her trophies of his kills, he has no choice but to get involved. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen—someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets. Someone who won’t be satisfied until he has made all her deepest fears come true . . .
 
Praise for Pretend You’re Safe
 
 “Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced, 
well-plotted novel.”
--Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author 

 

 

Alexandra Ivy has done it again! The Agency’s second book is a spine chilling suspense that will holding your breath in anticipation.

 

Griffin and Carmen are two very strong characters that easily draw readers into their story and are easily related to. Their relationship starts off on a slippery slope but grows stronger and hotter as they fight for their lives, and the story is full of emotional turbulence which holds readers tightly in their grip.  Carmen faces some hard truths and she discovers just what learning about killers has done to her life as comes face to face with disbelief, mistrust the one man who has ample reason to dislike her.

 

The fast paced plot keeps suspense and anticipation building throughout the story keeping chills rocking reader’s spines as the killer plaques the couple with doubts and fears by ensuring that Carmen knows that he understands her and knows all her secrets. Readers find themselves glued to the pages to find out what happens next as surprising twists keeps everyone on their toes.

 

Alexandra Ivy always produces well thought and defined out plots that keep readers guessing and holds them captive throughout each story and the characters are always life like and well developed. What Are You Afraid Of? is another exhilarating example of her romantic suspense stories, it held be captivated from the first chapter until the very end and even had me wondering what I was afraid of? I am certainly looking forward to the next book by Alexandra Ivy.

 

 

 

What Are You Afraid Of? is the 2nd book in The Agency series.

 

What Are You Afraid Of? will be available on March 27, 2018 in print or ebook at:

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New Release Review! Protected (Deadly Secrets #3) Elisabeth Naughton!

Protected (Deadly Secrets) - Elisabeth Naughton

 

 

A passion to live for—and to die for—in the RITA-winning series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton.

 

Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.

 

Former Army Ranger turned security professional Hunter O’Donnell is hired to guard Kelsey. When a shattering explosion rocks her world, Kelsey’s ex is the prime suspect, but Hunter speculates there’s more to the situation than Kelsey’s letting on. Intent on keeping her safe, he delves into Kelsey’s past. As the two work together to unmask her stalker’s identity, a fire ignites between them that they both struggle to contain.

 

While the investigation proceeds, it draws them closer not only to each other but also to a lethal plot that’s been in the works behind their backs. And with each new secret unveiled, it’s not just temptation putting them at risk—it’s a madman who will not stop until Kelsey is dead.

 

 

 

Protected keeps readers on the edge of their seat and glued to the pages with expectation in this exciting romantic thriller.

 

Kelsey and Hunter are strong characters that have an electrifying chemistry that readers can practically feel sizzling through the pages although they have rocky romance due to emotional issues and hang-ups which adds depth to the characters and really draws readers into their story. As their attraction heats up so does the insecurities and doubts which really keeps readers in suspense about the ability of this couple reaching their HEA.

 

There is never a dull moment in this fast paced plot that keeps the heart pounding and adrenaline pumping as anticipation builds throughout the story as misdirection and surprising twists keeps the thrills coming with danger around every corner and an enemy that is always one step ahead of the couple.

 

This is the first book that I have read in the Deadly Secrets series, but not the first book that I have read by Elisabeth Naughton and as I love her Eternal Guardians series, I just had to try this one. I’m not sure how I missed the first two but I will be going back and reading them as the author has once again brought another story to brilliant life with well written words that make the story very life like and the wonderful characters are full of depth that made me feel as if I really knew and understood this couple.

 

 

 

Protected is the 3rd book in the Deadly Secrets series.

 

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Release Day Review! Fiona’s Mates by Shelley Munro!

Fiona's Mates - Shelley Munro

 

 

A woman striving for adventure meets five shifter brothers… 

When Fiona catches her husband cheating, she puts a full stop on their marriage. No longer prepared to take his abusive behavior, she kicks him out the door, determined to embrace change. A vacation is the perfect way to attack her courageous new life. 

Stig is the youngest of five polar bear shifters, and his scheme to start an ice trucking business puts him and his brothers on an untraditional path. With everyone in Churchill against them—humans and shifters plus their matriarch—it’s a challenge to get their ice trucks on the road. 

Fiona meets the sexy Stig and his gorgeous brother in Gillam. With their bulging muscles and stunning Nordic looks, something about the smiling duo imbues trust. Then, she meets their three older brothers, each charming and handsome, and her libido swings into overdrive. A dilemma since they’re openly interested in her, and choosing one? Impossible. 

The Swenson brothers adore Fiona, and she brings out the best in them. Now that her vacation is ending, she’s discussing a return to Florida, but that might not be the worse of the trouble when menace stalks into Churchill and threatens to end their reverse harem forever… 

 

 

 

The Swenson brothers and Fiona will sweep you off your feet in this sensational paranormal reverse harem romance.

 

The story is full of blazing hot sexual chemistry that burns up the pages as Fiona finds the relationship of a lifetime while seeking adventure. These strong, captivating characters draws readers in and if you are a red blooded female with a healthy appetite the brothers with blow the top of your temperature gauge and have you falling fast. I have to say that I thought Fiona was one lucky woman to leave a bad relationship and ended up in one with not one but five sexy polar bears. Although the relationship does have a few obstacles to overcome including an irate ma and decisions to be made which adds depth to the characters, the story also has a few chuckles to delight readers in this fast paced plot that had me shivering in pleasure and turning the fans on high.

 

  

 

 

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New Release Review! Guardian of Darkness (Darkness #7) Katie Reus!

Guardian of Darkness - Katie Reus

 

 

He saw her die in a vision… 

Before five years ago, Gabriel had never met Vega, but he knows how she's going to die. He knows he'll be involved... unless he can make sure they never meet, never cross paths, so that his vision will never come true. So he left his pack behind, joined the Stavros pack and was determined to never let that future play out. To never meet her at all. Fate had other plans—and she walked right into his life when he least expected it. For the last five years he’s avoided Vega whenever possible even while trying to keep an eye on her. But when she gets cagey with her pack and disappears, he has no choice but to follow her. Now, circumstances are forcing them to work together and he’s determined to protect her against any threat. If that means dying for her, he’s more than willing to. But she doesn’t want his protection. If anything, she’s determined to prove she’s stronger than everyone thinks. 

She’s writing her own future… 

Vega isn’t the same moody teenager who came to live with the Stavros pack all those years ago. With college behind her, she’s been recruited by a division of the government’s supernatural Black Ops. Trained and more than ready for her first mission, she doesn’t expect Gabriel to crash her assignment. To save her cover, they pretend to be a couple. But soon lines are blurred and neither can deny the incendiary attraction between them. As they race to stop a man who wants to sell out their people to the highest bidder, they find themselves fighting for a future together. With time running out, she has no choice but to rely on the irresistible male who’s turned her world upside down. Unfortunately, in order to save the woman he loves, Gabriel has to give her up. 

Length: NOVEL 

Author note: This is a stand-alone novel in the Darkness series complete with an HEA and no cliffhanger. 

Darkness series: 
1. Darkness Awakened 
2. Taste of Darkness 
3. Beyond the Darkness 
4. Hunted by Darkness 
5. Into the Darkness 
6. Saved by Darkness 
7. Guardian of Darkness

 

 

 

Thrills and romance keeps reader glued to the pages of this exhilarating new Darkness novel by Katie Reus.

 

Vega and Gabriel are two electrifying characters that spark readers’ imagination as they easily draw readers into their story with their sizzling chemistry, steamy romance and charismatic personalities.  The romance between these two have a rocky start but when situations arise, tempers spark and the truth comes out which keeps this romance on the fast track to happily ever after and the characters are life like, easily related to and sexy to boot which makes for one exhilarating love story.

 

The fast paced, action filled plot keeps readers on the edge of their seats with lots of suspense and thrills as Vega and Gabriel find themselves in hot water in a Black Ops mission where lines are blurred and tensions are high. To top it off the situation is further complicated by some surprising twists that lands the couple in a life altering, nerve-racking and frightening event.

 

The Darkness world is brought to vibrant life by Katie Reus’s brilliant words, thrilling plots and fascinating characters and I just can’t get enough of it.  Guardian of Darkness had me spellbound from the very beginning and Gabriel and Vega was two very sexy characters. I can’t wait for my next visit to the Darkness World.

 

 

 

Guardian of Darkness is the 7th book in the Darkness series.

 

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Release Day Review! Moon Bound (Pack Bound #2) Leisl Leighton!

Moon Bound (Pack Bound) - Leisl Leighton

 

 

Only her love can heal his broken soul...

Five hundred years ago, facing extinction, a group of powerful witches united to create a pact with the Were to save witch-kind. The pact expelled an ancient evil, known only as the Darkness, that was blocking the Were from their wolves. With the Darkness destroyed, the Packs and their Covens grew strong as they thrived beside each other in their brand-new world.

 

But the Darkness was not destroyed.

Wiccan Healer-Witch Bronwyn Kincaid wants a quiet life. Her new powers have other ideas. Her increased healing magic and empathy mean she can’t ignore the plight of River Collins, a wolf brought up thinking the animal inside him is an evil he must forever suppress. If Bronwyn can’t control her powers and help River accept his wolf, the evil Darkness that hunts the Were will use them to destroy those they love.

 

 

I have to say that the Pack Bound series is off to a great start, the first book Pack Bound was an exciting read and now Moon Bound is one thrilling read that had me glued to the pages.

 

Bronwyn and River are strong, compelling characters that readers can’t help but fall for and cheer them on toward their happily ever after, their romance is full of emotional turbulence and the story invokes a gamete of feelings in readers throughout. The romance is sweet and the chemistry between Bronwyn and River has sparks flying but due to several issues has them both turning away which certainly keeps readers filled with suspense.

 

The plot is fast paced and full of thrills, intrigue and danger with the pack’s enemies coming back to try and destroy them once again adding suspense and excitement to story while also keeping reading readers on the edge of their seat with anticipation of just what those enemies will do next and what the Pack will do in retaliation. Oh and the antagonist is one that still sends shivers down my spine and has me continually trying to guess just what she is going to come up with next.

 

The Pack Bound world is definitely fascinating and full of intrigue which ensures that I am going to keep coming back for more, but while I find some things unexpected, there are a couple of predictable elements but not enough to keep me from enjoying the story and I can’t wait to visit with Pack McVale again in Shifter Bound which will be released in April.

 

 

 

 

Moon Bound is the 2nd book in the Pack Bound series.

 

Shifter Bound – 3rd book is due to be released on April 20, 2018.

 

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Early Review! Covert Game (GhostWalker #14) Christine Feehan!

Covert Game (A GhostWalker Novel) - Christine Feehan

 

 

The GhostWalkers deal with the explosive fallout from Power Game in the lastest suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Treason, torture and temptation haunt the GhostWalkers in their most dangerous adventure yet, as Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling series hits an explosive new high.

Rescuing an industrial spy from the hands of a criminal mastermind is a suicide mission for the GhostWalkers. And there's no one more up to the task than Gino Mazza. He's the perfect killing machine—a man driven by demons so dark and destructive that his blighted soul has given up trying to find solace. But his laser-sharp focus on his target has transformed into something nearing desire.

A treasonous senator dangled top secret GhostWalker data in front of a Chinese crime lord, and he bit. Zara Hightower, one of the world's leading experts on artificial intelligence, was sent in to psychically wipe the crime lord's computer network. She succeeded, but at a huge cost. Now she's the captive of a man who has descended into paranoid madness. Torture and death await her...

But GhostWalkers never leave one of their own in enemy territory. And it's up to Gino to save Zara, or kill her if it turns out she's led them into a trap. Either way, heaven or hell won't stop him...

 

 

 

The GhostWalkers are back in another exhilarating book, one where I was completely thrilled to read. There was lots of action and adventure that got my blood pumping and intriguing suspense that had me biting my nails and the chemistry is off the charts electrifying.

 

Gino and Zara are strong, exciting characters that stir emotions and captivate readers with their story. The romance is sweet but oh so hot with Gino’s alpha protective personality and Zara’s tough but sweet vulnerable personality, so they are a bit opposite but it works fantastic for them as it sure generates some raging hot heat and keeps readers enthralled with the relationship as it grows.

 

Hair raising suspense builds from the very beginning as Zara finds herself in hot water and keeps right on building throughout the story which keeps readers on the edge with lots of thrills.  Whitney is back of course with his usual tricks and total disregard for human life but the GhostWalkers have a new set of enemies that were introduced in Power Game and let me tell you I would to blow this bad guy to smithereens. There is lots of danger with explosive action throughout the book and also a disturbing torture scene involving Zara that adds to the emotional impact of this fast paced plot.

 

Christine Feehan is one my favorite authors and the GhostWalkers world is of my top favorites. It is paranormal but it is also a tough action series that really gets the adrenaline pumping and makes hearts pound with some uber hot and sexy heroes and heroines. Covert Game is definitely that and more and there was no way I could put it down until I had read every last exhilarating page, of course, my family was not very happy about this and kept trying to interrupt but Gino and Zara held my complete attention.

 

  

 

 

Covert Game is the 14th book in the GhostWalker series.

 

Shadow Keeper (Shadow #3) is the next Christine Feehan book to be released.

May 29, 2018.

 

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New Release Review! Highland Dragon Master (Dawn of the Highland Dragon #3) by Isabel Cooper!

Highland Dragon Master - Isabel Cooper

 

 

Legend claims
When Scotland fell to English rule
The Highland dragons took a vow:
Freedom at any price.


The war for Scottish independence rages on, but it's only a matter of time before England is victorious. Exhausted and battle-weary, Highland dragon Erik MacAlasdair will face unknown seas to seek the Templar stronghold and claim a power so great it could free his beloved homeland forever.

If only that kind of power didn't come with such a terrible price.

Daughter of a mortal woman and an ancient dragon, Toinette has never forgotten the proud Scot who once stole her young heart—she'll gladly fight at his side. But when dark forces leave them stranded on a cursed island, it will take everything they have to defy their fate...and trust the passion that burns within the heart of every dragon.

 

 

 

The Highland Dragon Master has readers joining in the fight against a curse in adventure that draws readers in and refuses to let go.

 

Toinette an Erik are two very strong and compelling characters that make it easy for readers to get know them and become captivated by the story. The romance between Erik and Toinette progresses at a steady rate as it builds from their past, it has lots of sizzling sexual chemistry that heats up the pages and they must overcome the turmoil of a perilous situation that adds lots of obstacles and emotional distress which has readers empathizing with the couple as they strive for a happy ending to the nightmare.

 

Suspense and anticipation builds throughout the story as Toinette, Erik and their crew sail right into the heart of an evil curse that would destroy their very lives. The adventure becomes full of danger and thrills that send chills down the reader’s spine as they try to discover just what they are up against and the path they must take to achieve that is full of surprising twists that keeps them on their toes and the readers guessing just what might happen next.

 

Isabel Cooper brings her brilliant world to vivid life with well written words that paint vibrant images that make it easy for the reader picture each and every scene and makes it easy for them to become part of the fascinating world of her mesmerizing dragons and their companions.  Her dragons always seem life like and fit into her time frame and the events so well that I can easily imagine them being real during that time period. Highland Dragon Master held me captive from the very beginning and I can’t wait to find out what the author has it store for us next.

  

 

 

Highland Dragon Master is the 3rd book in the Dawn of the Highland Dragon series.

 

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New Release Review! Bearly Rescued (A Howls Romance & The Mates of Bear Paw River #3) Everleigh Clark

Bearly Rescued - Everleigh Clark

 

 

Isabella Werner – Wolf shifter. Princess. Vegetarian…Prisoner. She’s fighting for her life and her freedom. 

Caleb Alexander – Bear shifter. Running from a haunted past…Undercover guard. His job is simple. Get the information so they can take down the assholes testing on shifters. There’s only one problem. His mate is one of the prisoners, and his bear is about to lose control…again. 

Who rescues who? 

 

 

Bearly Rescued gets reader hearts pumping with adrenaline right off the bat as Isabella finds herself in hot water and nowhere to run and the thrills don’t stop there as daring rescues and surprising twists keep readers on their toes. Isabella and Caleb are strong characters with delightfully electric chemistry that has heat sizzling from every page but this romance isn’t a forgone conclusion due to emotional and miscommunication issues that adds depth to the characters and pulls reader into their grasp as they strive for that happily ever after.

 

This is the 1st book that I have read by Everleigh Clark and I was pleasingly surprised as her world is full of suspense and fascinating characters such as Isabella and Caleb who charmed me from beginning to end and I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

 

 

 

 

Bearly Rescued is the 3rd book in the The Mates of Bear Paw River series & a Howls Romance.

 

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