Saturday, May 28, 2016

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Sassy in Diapers and Fighting for her Mate

Sassy In Diapers
Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: Sassy Mates
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Series Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press

Purchase Link: Amazon


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Milly Taiden continues her Sassy Mates series with a short that tell a quick story of how Karla and Nate are doing during their pregnancy time with the triplets.

Karla is a little insecure about her mothering skills and it is up to her mate Nate to show her how wonderful she'll be with their future children.

Cute story check in story just to see what is going on with the sassy gang in between books.

Description:
This is a SHORT. This is NOT a standalone full length story. It is intended to be read in order after you read the previous books.

Time to revisit Karla and Nate.

Karla Wolfe is scared. Motherhood is coming much faster than she can accept. The last thing she wants is to be a replica of her own mother.

Nate Wolfe loves his mate unconditionally. Except, he’s not really sure what’s going on with her lately. His concern for her leads him to ask his family for help.

What comes next is hilarity, romance, love, tears and babies. Will Karla figure out motherhood or will she feel lonelier than ever?

Reader’s Note: If you don’t like sex of any kind, this is probably not the book for you. Intended for 18+ readers only.


Fighting for her Mate
Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: Sassy Mates
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Series Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Finally Ellie and Caleb's story.

Ellie and Caleb have known they were mates since they were young, but Caleb kept them apart until he knew he could defeat his uncle and challenge for the pack leader role.

It is almost time to take control, but Caleb is still worried about Ellie, although secretly married now,  Ellie is still arguing with Caleb to fight by his side. In the meantime, Nate and Karla's triplets are beautiful in every way, most of Karla's doubt are gone, but a family friend who sees the future realizes there is more to the triplets than meets the eye and helps to move their growth along.

There are a few things in this book that I was a little disappointed with and honestly couldn't figure out what Caleb was waiting for, but the last several chapters saves the day for this book and I can forgive the problems at the beginning of the book, so just keep reading and enjoy.

Description:
***Attention readers. This is NOT a standalone book. You really NEED to read the others in the series to finally understand this story. Please take this into consideration before buying.*** 

Ellie Wolfe has watched her family fight for love and justice. She's watched the man she loves battle to get his land and his people back. Now, she's done watching. She will fight for the chance at love and a happily ever after. 

Caleb Rahound has been waiting for the right time to bring his uncle to his knees and retake the alpha position rightly his. With his uncle's plan to hurt the mates, kidnap the babies, and take over the Wolfe pack, he's got to step up and take charge. Even if that means pushing his mate aside to ensure her safety. 

With the help of vampires, rogue wolves, and his friends, Caleb will make a stand and finally try to remove the man destroying his pack. Only the strongest will survive. But Ellie isn't about to stand by and let her mate fight alone. When the need arises, she's willing and ready to fight for her mate. 

Reading ORDER: 
Scent of a Mate - Book 1 
A Mate's Bite - Book 2 
Unexpectedly Mated - Book 3 
Sassy Wedding - Short 1 
The Mate Challenge - Book 4 
Sassy in diapers - Short 2 

Fighting for her Mate - Book 5

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Romance Book Review: Zoe Chant's Trusting the Tiger

Author: Zoe Chant
ASIN: B01F1472BO
Genre: BBW Romance, Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Author

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Toni knew she was in for an adventure when she took her niece and nephew away camping for the weekend, but she never thought she meet sexy tiger shifter, Jack, and she wasn't expecting chasing after hunters and kidnappers. 

Jack knew that minute he met Toni that she was his mate, but how could his mate be human and how was he supposed to go on with their life together without telling her of his other side?

Action packed paranormal, featuring a hunky tiger shifter and a BBW who is a little different then the rest of her shifter family. I loved Jack and Toni together. Both with something to hide, they need to figure out their way to telling each other their stories, while battling kidnappers, hunters and more.  

Description:
A lonely BBW who can't shift, on vacation with her shifter family + a billionaire tiger shifter looking for a family + a kidnapping plot that threatens to rip them apart = one sexy and dangerous weekend getaway! 

Curvy Toni Oglietti comes from a family of cat shifters ... but she's the only one who can't shift. She feels like she's missing out on everything, but what hurts the most is knowing that she'll never have a mate. Dating a human would risk her entire family, but shifters only mate with other shifters. When her young niece and nephew ditch her on a family vacation, she faces another weekend on the sidelines ... until the most handsome man she's ever met makes it his mission to show her a good time. 

Tiger shifter Jack Silver lost his family when he was young. He's met other shifters since then, but has never found a place that feels like home. But when he returned to his family forest, he found the last thing he expected: the mate he'd been searching for all this time. Shifter or not, Jack knows Toni is the one for him. 

When a shadowy figure from Jack's past kidnaps Toni's niece and nephew and threatens to destroy their newfound happiness, Toni and Jack must work together to save her family - and each other. But can a shifter and a human ever be true mates? 


Trusting the Tiger is a sizzling hot, action-packed, standalone BBW tiger shifter romance. No cliffhangers!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Romance Book Review: Bianca D'Arc's Grif: Tales of the Were

Author: Bianca D'Arc
Series Connection: Redstone Clan
Genre: Paranormal, Werecats Romance, Erotic Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Lindsey wants to right a wrong her grandfather committed to honor his memory, but the local werewolf pack doesn't want her anywhere near them and is trying to push her away.

Lindsey is stubborn though and determined to do the right thing. When she meets Grif, a werecat and leader of the Redstone Clan, she isn't sure that getting involved right now is the best thing to do.

After a family tragedy Grif decides to take his younger sister on a trip to help her heal. When he runs into a woman who is being harrassed by a local shifter group Grif can't help but come to her aide. He knows that he has strong feelings for Lindsey, but because she isn't were, Grif can't understand the connection. 

I'd missed this story, which was published in 2013, but when I came across it I remembered that Grif was mentioned in another Bianca D'Arc books and decided to read check it out. I liked Grif and was happy to see that he had his own story. I thought Grif turned out to be an interesting character, but Lindsey was another story. At first I liked her, but town the middle of the book I felt the story started to pull away and Lindsey went from a strong character to a little whisy-washy. 

Description:
Griffon Redstone is the eldest of five brothers and the leader of one of the most influential shifter Clans in North America. He seeks solace in the mountains, away from the horrific events of the past months, for both himself and his young sister. The deaths of their older sister and mother have hit them both very hard.

Lindsey Tate is human, but very aware of the werewolf Pack that lives near her grandfather's old cabin. She's come to right a wrong her grandfather committed against the Pack and salvage what's left of her family's honor - if the wolves will let her. Mostly, they seem intent on running her out of town on a rail.

But the golden haired stranger, Grif, comes to her rescue more than once. He stands up for her against the wolf Pack and then helps her fix the old generator at the cabin, making it habitable for her while she completes her task. He's friendly and all too attractive, but she has a job to do, regardless of the cost to herself or her budding relationship with the local handyman.

When she performs the ceremony she expects will end in her death, the shifter deity has other ideas and turns the tables on them all. Grif's dual nature is revealed and Lindsey learns there is much more going on than she thought.

Thrown together by fate, neither of them can deny the deep and true attraction between them. They come together, but in the end will an old enemy rip them apart?

Warning: Cats are frisky and they get up to all sorts of naughtiness, including a frenzy-induced multi-partner situation that might be a little intense for some readers. You have been warned.

* Look for the other books in this series, available now in ebook and print.

The Tales of the Were includes:
Main series: Lords of the Were, Inferno
The Others: Rocky, Slide
Redstone Clan: Grif, Red, and three more coming soon!
The Brotherhood of Blood series is related, and includes:
Vamps: One & Only (novella), Rare Vintage (novella), Phantom Desires (novella), Sweeter Than Wine (novel), & Forever Valentine (novella).

Wolves: Wolf Hills, Wolf Quest

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle and Erin Tate's Taulan

Author: Celia Kyle, Erin Tate
Series Connection: Dragons of Preor 
Genre: Scifi, Alien, Weredragon, Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon 

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Dragon of Preor series continues with scenes from the fight on the ship as the Primary Master of the ship, Taulan, fights to keep control of his ship. 

After losing his wings in battle, Taulan feels he is unworthy and just wishes to go back to his home planet. Now healed he serves as a protector to the princess of the Ujai race. Still fighting with his feelings of inadequacy Taulan brings his charge down to the beach, where he meets his mate, Lana. 

Lana, running from her abusive ex-boyfriend, uses a false name to get a job at the Ujay compound. Waiting on the beach for her job interview, Lana sees a young child in distress in the water and runs to the rescue. But being the good samaritan isn't always the best idea, especially when she winds up in the Ujay prison. 

Taulan isn't about to let his mate be detained by the Ujai, but her release comes with a price for Lana. 

Good reading for sci-fi fans. As in the other books so far in this series, the world building is great and the characters are likable and work well together. Don't have to read the rest of the series to enjoy this book, but it would worth the reads to check out both the stories about the Preor and the Ujai. 

Description:
He wants to return to Preor and she wants a job, but you don’t always get what you want. 

Lana Cooper is down to her last hundred dollars, has no job, and her clunker of a car has finally clunked out. How has her life become such a cluster of horribleness? Oh, right. A guy. Only she doesn’t get a chance to beg for a job. Nope, one walk along the beach changes everything. Oh, she has a job now… as the mate to a hot, hunky Preor dragon male. 

Taulan sen Pavon is anxious to return to his home on Preor. Yes, he’d journeyed to Earth in hopes of finding a human mate, but now… Now he would like to heal in the privacy of his aerie. Wings destroyed and body damaged by an explosion, he has no desire to watch others find joy with their mates while he remains unworthy and alone on a ship filled with thousands. But then he finds Lana. Lana with her alluring smile, sparkling eyes, luscious body, and whose mere presence initiates the Knowing. 

Can he live long enough to claim her? Can she see past her father’s prejudice to love him? Both questions are pointless because there are still Preor who despise the joining of humans and dragons. They will stop at nothing to drive a wedge between the races. Including murder. 



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Romance Book Review: M.O. Kenyan's The Devil's Angel

Author: M.O. Kenyan
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance, Interracial Romance, Suspense Romance
Digital ISBN: 9781944270162 
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Link: Beachwalk Press

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Rae's twin Rubi hasn't forgiven her for the fact that the accident that took Rae's leg took the lives of their parents. They had to spend the rest of their childhood in an orphenage. While Rae grew up to be a sweet person who is happy to let life happen and be happy that she is alive, Rubi wants more and more and what she wants is a piece of the D'Alessandro fortune. 

She might have been able to achieve her goal, if only Yvan didn't find out that Rubi was also having an affair with his father. When he first confronts Rubi she blames her twin sister, but when Yvan finds out that her sister is an angle, compared to Rubi's evil he turns the tables on Rubi and marries Rae instead. 

For Yvan Rae may just turn out to be the angel that Yvan needs to turn his life around. Ruby on the other hand can't stand that her sister is getting the life Rubi thought she deserved and will stop at nothing to get. 

This is an suspense packed novel packed into 88 pages. While that alone would be enough for the story, I wish that the characters would be a little more developed and a better love story was able to develop between Rae and Yvan. But if your looking for a good quick read, it is worth the purchase price. 


Description:
Loving you, lusting for her.

Yvan D'Alessandro likes his women the same way he likes his business—exclusive and under his control. Unfortunately for him, he finds out that the woman he's been sleeping with is having an affair with another man on the side. Furious, Yvan plans to exact a special kind of revenge on his cheating lover.

All he needs is the help of her sister, Rae Santos…


Sick and tired of having her life stolen from her by her vindictive twin sister, Rae accepts the proposition her sister's new flame, sexy businessman Yvan D'Alessandro, offers. Unfortunately for her, it's not long until she finds out that she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Romance Book Review: Rebecca Airies' Sabotaged Desires

Author: Rebecca Airies
ISBN: 9781603100533
Genre: Ménage a Trois, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Futuristic
Publisher: Red Sage

Purchase Link: Red Sage

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Taking readers into the future and a spaceship leading the inhabitants to a new world, Rebecca Airies introduces Suz, Robert and David. When they took on the assignment of colonizing a planet, Suz, Robert and David were picked as a triad. None knew each other before they got on the ship and were married, so when Robert is sent a message and told that Suz betrayed him, he believed the note and didn't give Suz a chance to explain. 

When Robert is confronted to handle the tense situation their relationship had become, they realize that the person who sent the message had put them in more danger than just ruining their marriage. Now it is up to them all the save the day before the whole ship parishes. 

Lots of three way loving going on in this book, almost to the extent as everything revolves around the sex and not the background story. I'd have liked a little more of that in the story, but for those who like a lot of Ménage a Trois in their stories, this is a good one for you. 

Description: 
Suz Lore thought she had everything she wanted, a job as an engineer and a position on a colony ship headed to another planet. That was before her arranged ménage marriage with Robert Smith and David Bradford turned into a disaster. She’d thought they were building more than a sizzling sexual relationship, but all they do is argue now. 

She isn't surprised when they're sequestered in a room in order to reignite the passion between them and learn to trust again. Robert believes she betrayed him while David is stuck in the middle of their conflict. Getting Robert to talk about what made him angry is difficult, but they discover there's far more behind their problems than a message with misleading information. 

A virus has overtaken the ship's computers, put them on a different heading and cut them off from all communication. They must work together to find a way to survive and rebuild their relationship.

Reader Alert! 
Suz didn’t expect more than companionship from her arranged marriage, but she isn’t willing to give up the undeniable passion and security she’s found in Robert and David’s arms. Robert may be the captain of the ship, but he’s going to find that in marriage, the captain does not have the final say.

To My Readers: Sabotaged Desires began as a “what if” writing exercise. What if there was a woman trapped in a box with two men. Sounds deliciously wicked, doesn’t it? When the characters stepped into the scene, the story became explosive. They kept me wondering how they’d work through their problems and find their happy ending.

About the Author: 

A voracious reader since childhood, Rebecca Airies has always enjoyed getting lost in the fantastic worlds of science fiction, horror, fantasy and romance. When she began to write her own stories, they always had a romantic edge. Rebecca currently lives in Texas and writes with the help of a couple feline critics. She’s a multi-published author whose muse loves fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal, as well as strong heroines who are sometimes as stubborn as their heroes. She loves to here from her readers. Email her at contactme@rebeccaairies.net.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Romance Book Review: Serena Simpson's Nicolas

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Author: Serena Simpson
Series Connection: Love me Harder

ISBN: 9781515351320
Genre: Alien Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Author

Purchase Link: Amazon

For Janis' entire life she has not been able to stand the touch of another human, that is until she met Nicolas. When Nicolas rescues Janis from a gang of teenagers Janis world changes. Not only has she found someone who she can love, but she also learns that her life wasn't what she thought it was. Nicolas opens Janis to a whole new world and not all for the better as Janis might have hoped.

Nicolas knew Janis was his mate the minute he saw her, now he just needs to convince her that they belong together. First though he needs to make sure that whoever is trying to kill Janis is taken care of, so they can get on with the rest of their lives.

This book starts off a little slow, but soon it is easy to get caught up in the world the author has built and characters she has created.

Description:
Nicolas was the healer in his family. He stood strong and silent on the edge of the action - waiting to help when needed. No one saw the hole in his heart that was slowly eating him alive. Nicolas yearned to be needed for more than his skill. 

Janis was considered an outsider all of her life. A simple touch could burn her to the point of severe pain. She had learned to live in the shadows, to avoid the possibility she was being watched. The sense of impending doom was becoming overwhelming. 

What happens when a male not needed for anything but his talent meets a woman who needs much more than a skilled physician? 

They may go up in flames if their enemies don't find them first. 

This book contains adult content it is not recommended for readers under the age of 18


Monday, April 4, 2016

Romance Book Review: Shelly Laurenston's The Undoing

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Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series Connection: Call of Crows
ISBN-13: 978-1617735097
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mythology Romance, Action and Adventure Romance, Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Kensington

Purchase Link: Amazon

In her first life Jace was a quiet book reader who loved languages, but forced into the life of living in a cult by her crazy mother and eventually married to the false profit of the group. That was her life until her husband kills her and she comes back to life as she's being buried in the woods.

In her second life she is a sister of the Crows, who just so happens to get a little crazy, Berserker sometimes. As a crow she gets to fight for the her God, "Skuld" taking out evil.

Worried for Jace's sanity her sister Crows convince Jace to take on a job. It just so happens at the same time a fellow clan, the Protectors, have asked Jace to help them translate some books.

As Jace spends time with the Protectors, Jace can't help but notice how sexy the second in command, Ski is.

Ski takes care of all the Protectors. He knows the whole group would fall apart if he didn't keep his brother's lives running. The group is so wrapped up in their books and protecting humans, that they forget about everything else.

When the chance to get pretty Jace to help he and his brothers on a project he is excited to get to spend some time with her. So much so he finally asks her out on a date. The only problem is Jace's immediate rejection. But Ski isn't giving up.

In true Shelly Laurenston style, crazy chaos takes place throughout the whole book. The story is fast moving and action packed. Filled with blood and gore and hilarious and mocking humor. This book is definitely not for the faint of heart.

While the band of Crows and the other clans work to make sure an evil God is banished from earth, as well as keep Jace's ex-husband from getting his hands on Jace, the reader gets the chance to meet several Crows sisters and the Protector brothers, as well as revisit several of the Ravens from the first book. There is bound to be more crazy characters in future books. Those who love Shelly Laurenston's Pride series and have yet to check out the Call of Crows series, should start with the first book in the series The Unleashing (Amazon) before reading this book. It will be well worth the read.

Description:
"Laurenston is the queen of paranormal romances that mix over-the-top humor, eccentric characters and sexy, crazy plots to produce addictive stories you won't want to put down." --RT Book Reviews

No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life--considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.

But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind--ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see.

Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace's mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!

“If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows series.”—SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year

Friday, April 1, 2016

Romance Book Review: Diana Frazer's The PA's Revenge

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Author: Diana Frazer
Series Connection: The Mackenzies
ISBN:  978-0992259105
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Bay Books

Purchase Link: Amazon

Cassandra's son and father are killed and as far as she is concerned Dallas MacKenzie is the one to blame. As far as she's concerned the only answer is revenge.

Securing a job as Dallas' P.A. isn't all that hard, keeping her eye on the revenge she believes he deserves gets tougher everyday.

Dallas doesn't do relationships, even if he is completely taken with his new P.A. He isn't at all against the idea of seducing Cassandra though.

This first book in the Mackenzie series brings Cassandra from Boston to New Zealand and while there is some description of the area around the characters, it would have been interesting to have a little more description about coming all the way to another country. Otherwise, while the story is well written there are no real surprises.

The Kindle version of this book is currently free on Amazon. There is also a paperback version of the book.




Description:
Cassandra Lee doesn't do emotion. Why would you want to feel anything when your son and father have died in horrific circumstances? Why would you want to do anything other than exact revenge on the man you hold responsible for the tragedy? Revenge is her only focus so she studies his business and revamps her image with the aim of becoming his PA and sabotaging his fortune.

And Dallas Mackenzie's wealth is important to him. He's restored his family's fortunes after his father nearly lost everything through drink, violence and deceit. He believes he's inherited his father's violent temper and alcoholism and is determined not to succumb to them. He values honesty above all else and focuses on working hard and avoiding emotional attachment at any cost, even an empty life.

But empty lives can be filled--at least for a short while--and Dallas sets out to seduce Cassandra. Unfortunately seduction--and her body's responses to this arrogant, powerful and sexy man--wasn't something Cassandra could prepare for. She just hopes that his interest--and her resistance--will hold out long enough to ruin him...

The Mackenzies series:
Book 1, The PA's Revenge
Book 2, The Marriage Trap
Book 3, The Cowboy's Craving
Book 4, The Playboy's Redemption

Monday, March 28, 2016

Romance Book Review: Genevieve Turner's Her Billionaire Rancher Boss

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Author: Genevieve Turner
Series Connection: A Cowboy of Her Own
ISBN: 978-1515211549
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Purchase Link: Amazon

Pilar Lopez is ready to move on and stop being the Merrill family's favorite charity case. For five years she has been Benedict Merrill's secretary for five years, after receiving a scholarship from the family and being given the job after her parent's death. When her brother graduated from high school she has plans to start over her life and do what she wants to do for herself.

What Pilar doesn't realize is that Benedict has plans of his own for Pilar. He's waited a long time for Pilar to finish the obligation of raising her brother and rather than lose his chance he makes a proposition to step up his plans.

Will Pilar be able to move forward with her plans or lose her heart Benedict and stay to build her life with Benedict.

Told in the third person from the heroines POV, Her Billionaire Rancher Boss is the first of the Cowboy of Her Own series.  The full length novel features a down to earth, not so perfect billionaire, who just wants to take care of everyone he loves, and a young woman who had to side track her life's goals after the death of her parents to raise her teenage brother and is now looking to get it back on track. The incredible attraction between the two has them both trying to reevaluating their goals.

We'll written sexy read.


Description:
She’s handed in her resignation—but this wealthy rancher has another position in mind…

In three months, Pilar Lopez will be free: free of the charity she’s always had to take from the Merrill family, free to live where she wants, free to be her own person. The secretarial job Benedict Merrill gave her five years ago has allowed her to support her younger brother and she’s indebted to the wealthy rancher. But soon her brother will be on his own and she’ll leave the tempting Benedict—and her powerful attraction to him—behind forever.

When she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a three month affair, no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Romance Book Review: Second Chance Ranch

Author: Liz Isaacson
Series Connection: Three Rivers Ranch
ISBN: n/a
Genre: An Inspirational Western Romance, Western Romance, Military Romance, Sweet Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital




Purchase Link: Amazon

As a teen Squire had a big crush on Kelly, his sister best friend. He even asked her to her prom, but his heart was broken when she didn't even respond to his proposal. Now ten years later Kelly is back in his life and Squire still loves her just us much as he did back then, but she didn't want him then, how can she even want him now.

A lot has happened to Kelly in ten years. She fell for her boss, married him and then found out his was cheating on him and divorced him. Now she's back home and has a chance to work for the ranch she used to love spending time at as a kid. For her first assignment Kelly needs to help the owner's son, Squire, find missing money from the ranch before the ranch goes bankrupt.

As a wounded warrior, Squire is a character with a lot of depth. He is experiencing post traumatic stress and dealing with trust issues from when he was younger. Kelly is newly divorced with a four year old son and isn't sure she's ready for a relationship just yet. A lot of emotions flowing through the pages of this novel.

Description:
Do Squire and Kelly have enough patience and faith to make their second chance possible?

After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant.

She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch.

Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.

For fans of inspirational western romance authors Kimberly Krey, Becky Wade, and Denise Hunter.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Romance Book Review: Zoe Chant's The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Baby

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Author: Zoe Chant
Series Connection: Gray's Hollow Dragon Shifters
ISBN:
Genre: BBW Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Dragon Shifter Romance
Publisher: Kindle

Purchase Link: Amazon

Tired and burned out social worker Amy is on her last hour before she takes leave from her demanding and emotional job. She makes one more stop to a foster family house to check on a baby placed in the family's custody. Expecting this will be the last time she sees this particular child before she is placed further into the system and eventually adoption, she receives the call from the baby's father that she hoped for, but is this just a fairytale or is a chance of a lifetime.

Dragon shifter Teo "Teddy" Gray doesn't have any idea he's a father. When he gets back from a long vacation and finally turns on his phone he hears the news and hopes he isn't too late to get his to daughter. What he finds when he meets his little girl and the woman who has been taking care of her is more than he could have asked for.

This is not your normal playboy billionaire and unknown baby story. Teddy is not the playboy you would expect, which really makes the book stand out in the crowd. This is book 5 of the Gray's Hollow Dragon Shifters series. You don't need to read the other books to understand this novella, but you may want to just to check out the other sexy dragon shifters.

Description:
A curvy social worker in need of a break + a carefree dragon shifter + a baby dragon who needs her father = one hot and heartwarming romance!

Amy McCullough has to handle just one last case before she takes some much-needed leave from her stressful job as a social worker. But when she finally gets the call from a baby's missing father, Amy's the one who gets a fairy tale ending. The man she's been searching for turns out to be her childhood crush, Teddy Gray--and now that they're both adults, the pull between them is all grown up and impossible to deny.

Teo Gray was a carefree dragon living the billionaire playboy life until he got a phone call that changed everything. In one night he met the daughter he didn't know he had and the mate he never thought he would find. He's determined to step up and be the father Sophia needs and the mate Amy deserves, but can he change his ways quickly enough to keep them both?

The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Baby is a standalone BBW dragon shifter romance. No cliffhangers!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Raging Fall Series So Far

Miss Taken
Raging Falls, Book 1
Author: Milly Taiden
ISBN-13: 9781517592646
Genre: Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


Purchase Link: Amazon

The first in a new series by Milly Taiden. Kira is just waiting for her 40th birthday so she can get her company back from her crazy brother. When her father died he decided she either had to be married or her brother would run her company, leaving Kira to clean up after her brother and hoping he wouldn't run her company into the ground before the day she could take over.

When her brother pushes Kira to go to check out a mountain property he wants to purchase and build cabins on, Kira is curious as to why he is so anxious to get his hands on the property. Driving out when a snow storm is about to hit probably was her first problem, having car trouble and breaking down on the background is the second and it can't get much worse when she feels herself being followed when she goes to search out help and suddenly hears a loud growl.

Lion shifter Luke finds Kira on his property passed out. It isn't long before he realizes that this human is his mate, he just has to convince her, which won't be easy because, besides the fact that she's the most stubborn woman, Luke has met, but there are some strange happenings around his home.

This was a fun read, but was over too quick. This is just a series of short novellas. If you like sexy shifter books, then you'll like this one. 


Description:
Waking up in some strange man’s bed was never big girl Kira Ardan’s goal for the day. Neither was waking up naked. Wait, naked? Someone had a lot of explaining to do and soon.

Luke Lyen is at the height of his need. He wants a mate and he wants her now. Finding the woman meant to be his brings out the lust he’s been fighting for days. If only she weren’t so stubborn, he might be able to get her to understand she is his. Then they could move on with dirty, freaky loving.

The big lion is doing things with his tongue that makes Kira’s brain cells melt. It will take more than a little danger to get this curvy woman to let go of her firm beliefs. She’s not interested in being anyone’s MINE, but maybe he can convince her to be HIS.



Miss Matched
Raging Falls, Book 2
ISBN-13: 9781523842346

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Purchase Link: Amazon

Carly is a little melancholy at her best friend's wedding and has just a bit too much to drink, when she invites bear shifter Bastien to her room after the wedding. She isn't looking for anything more than a night, no matter how sexy Bastien is. At least that's what she tells herself and Bastien.

Bastien knows that Carly is his mate but for the past few months has been having a hard time getting her attention. When he gets a chance to spend some time with her, he can't resist, but can he convince her to be his forever.

Bastien doesn't think he knows the first thing about romance, but as he sets out to give it a try, he works to win Carly's heart, just when it seems she has a lot more than enough male attention.

This is the second installment in the Raging Falls series. I didn't like it as much as the first because I was quickly becoming frustrated with the Carly. I am hoping there will be a next installment with Toni and Garret. That one should be a hoot.

Description:
Carly Toblan had a little too much champagne at her best friend’s wedding. Now she’s found herself flirting with a hunky shifter who’s bent on showing her how much he wants her. She’s never been with a shifter but suddenly this curvy girl is hearing the call of the wild up close and personal.

Bear-shifter, Bastien Auberon, knows two things for sure. 1. Carly is his mate and 2. She doesn’t want to want him. Too bad because she does. And he’ll use that unquenchable desire to get her to be his. He’d never used sex to keep a woman before, but in love and war, anything goes.

With her father sending eligible men her way, and someone trying to take his mate from him, Bastien’s ready to roar in frustration. He has a lot to figure out before he can get Carly into a forever state of mind. Claiming a woman had never been this difficult. Good thing he’s so persistent and will let nothing stand in his way.

Reader Note: I hope you’re ready for more panty-dropping sexiness. There’s hot, sweaty, naughty sex, adult language, lots of violence and blood, a BBW heroine with an attitude and a roaring bear ready to claim his girl. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you’re a fan of all things naughty and humor, this is perfect for you. Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Romance Book Review: The mating moon is rising…

It has been a couple of weeks since I've posted, not because I haven't been reading, just because it has gotten pretty busy. One of the series I've been making my way through this month is part of a collaboration between several different authors. It is called Mating Season and features several series of novellas by authors Eliza Gayle, Emma Storm, Elsa Jade, Kenzie Cox and V. Vaughn.

The mating moon is rising…

Wherever that silver light touches, lone male werewolves are seized by the urge to find their mates. Join these six packs of growly alpha males (with six-packs!) as they seek out the smart, sassy women who are strong enough to claim them forever.

The “Mating Season” werewolf shifter novellas are brought to you by six authors following the adventures of six different packs. Each novella is the story of a mated pair (or trio!) with their Happily Ever After. Enjoy the run!

Each short story is themed in the shifter, paranormal genre. 


Eliza Gayle's features four stories from the Devils Point Wolves series, including Wild, Wicked, Wanted and Feral. Four women meet their werewolf match during mating season.


Emma Storm features three stories from the Grey Wolves Rising series. Three brothers in the throws of mating heat with their fated mates not too far away. 


Elsa Jade offers up the Wolves of Angels Rest with nine stories about the wolves of the Villalobos pack.


Kenzie Cox tells the story of of the Riveaux, Michelson and Davenne brothers and cousin werewolves living in the Bayou and looking for their mate.


And finally V.Vaughn's Winter Valley Wolves series. These wolves are very interested in finding their mates during mating season, but not all their mates are so interested in finding them. 

Next up in the Mating Season books include bear and dragon shifters and much more. For more information check out their website at: http://thematingseason.com/.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Romance Book Review: Lauren Dane's Wolf’s Ascension

Author: Lauren Dane
Series Connection: Cherchez Wolf Pack
ISBN: 9781459293519
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Werewolf Romance
Publisher: Carina Press

Walking through the back alley Kari is attacked and nearly killed. When she wakes up in the hospital all isn't what it seems. Before she is released she is kidnapped and told a wild story, at least that is what she thinks until she has no choice to believe what she's told and her life changes forever.

Andreas had a plan. He would get to know the human woman who would be his mate and then tell her who he was and how her world would change, unfortunately his cousin's actions changed everything. Now Kari is a werewolf months earlier than planned and she hates Andreas.

Slowly the two come together, but not everyone is happy about their mating and now Kari is in more danger than ever. Andreas must find whoever in his pack wants Kari dead before it is too late.

The Cherchez series was the first series I read by Lauren Dane, it was interesting to get a chance to re-read the newly released books. Although some of the book titles will be changed, this book in the series kept the same title. The author said that she made some changes in this book, but it wasn't really anything that I noted in the theme of the the book, but it was fun to go back and revisit the series. I liked it the first time and it was good for a re-read.

Keep in mind there are a lot of erotic romance scenes.

My favorite in the original series was the second book which was originally called "Fire and Rain", but it will now be called "Sworn to the Wolf" and will be out on March 15.

Description:
Attacked by werewolves. Mated to the Alpha. Declared a queen. Kari is having an unusual day.

In the Cherchez wolf pack, loyalty is earned, not given. For Andreas, the pull he feels toward Kari cannot be ignored, a physical bond immediate and unbreakable—though Andreas wants to win Kari’s heart as well as her body. But someone isn’t happy about his new mate, and Kari’s just beginning to trust him and the pack when attempted murder threatens their newfound happiness.

Andreas brings out the deepest hunger in Kari, a sexy, passionate side of herself she never knew was there. And her new life as werewolf queen is turning out to be surprisingly emotional in other ways, as well. The bond she feels with Andreas extends to the others in the pack—others she’s now bound to defend.

And as the pack’s enemies are about to discover, Kari will do anything to protect her new family.


Previously published under a different title, newly revised by author

Friday, February 12, 2016

Romance Book Review: Erin Tate, Celia Kyle's Jerek

Author: Erin Tate, Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Dragons of Preor
ASIN: B01A9S4FPI
Genre: Sci Fi Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

As War Master Jerek is expected to work out a deal between his people and those from earth to help his people find mates from earth. He expects this to be his last mission, because after more than 450 years he has yet to find his mate. He expects this means that he will start to slowly go insane.

While Jerek hopes to find mates for his fellow Preor, but not himself. He believes there is no mate to be found for him.

Jerek couldn't be more wrong. The first human woman the Preor meets, Melissa, turns out to be Jerek's mate. 

Not all the Preor are looking to mess up their gene pool by adding humans to the mix. Several of Jerek's men attack the ship before agreements can be made and nearly kill him. 

Melissa isn't too sure she is interested in being a mate to a Preor, but once Jerek is hurt, she steps in to help him recover. When mates spend time together who knows what can happen. 

Celia Kyle writes as Erin Tate for her Sci-Fi. The Sci-Fi books have a different voice from her shifter series. These stories are also a little more complex. Jerek is a strong dragon shifter who lives a lonely solo life. He has given everything for the past four centuries to make up for a terrible deed that his father has done. At the same time, Melissa is still trying to make up for the bad deed her brother committed. The two fit as a good couple. Those who enjoy sci-fi, shifter and romance will enjoy this story. 

Description:
What’s hotter than an alien with scales? An alien with wings and scales, not to mention a hot body. 

At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind. 

That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful. No matter, the Knowing stretches between them and there is no way she can resist him. Until she does. 

Jarek wishes to give her the choice to mate him, while everything inside him screams to take Melissa beneath his wing, now. No choosing necessary. 

But should he draw her to his side when his enemies are circling? Many males do not believe the son of a Preor mass murderer deserves to have a mate. Can he survive the coming battles? Or will he die without tasting sweet Melissa’s lips? 

Related to the UJAL series: 
The Ujal Volume One (Vados, Tave, Rhal) 
Erun 

Dashing Through the Stars

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Bearfoot and Pregnant

Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: Paranormal Dating Agency

ASIN: B0184XC750
Genre: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

Yet another of Gerri's assistants heads on a otherworld trip with Gerri and finds her shifter mate.

Cassie doesn't really believe Gerri when she tells her that she wants Cassie to go to another planet for a party for one of her former matches. Looking for an escape from her own life Cassie decides to take a chance and go anyway.

When she's there she meets sexy bear shifter, Talen, and decides a night of great sex is just what the doctor ordered. When she wakes the next morning with him gone, Cassie heads home.

Talen is excited to meet his mate, but trouble at home sends him away too soon and he misses the chance to tell Cassie she's his true mate. Only one thing to do is to go to earth and bring his mate back home.

Milly Taiden has worked her way into a formula on this series. There is an alpha male, a strong female who has been treat poorly because of her weight. This story reads well and offers a quick read of mindless entertainment.

Description:
Cassandra Grimaldi’s boss has lost her mind. Too bad. She really liked the fiery matchmaker. But when Gerri offers to prove aliens are real and multiple orgasms exist, Cassie can’t help but be curious. Who would say no to orgasms and aliens? Not this curvy girl! 

What’s a bear to do when his mate leaves him after he’s mated her? Talen Arctos goes to earth to claim sassy and curvy Cassie. Now if only he could figure out how to convince her to return to his planet with him without offending her…again. 


With a brother wreaking havoc in his clan and his pregnant mate thinking she’s a one-night stand, Talen has his work cut out for him. Good thing this bear isn’t letting his woman go. Even if he has to learn what groveling means.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Press Paws

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Buchanan Clan
ISBN: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Purchase Link: Amazon

Hannah needs a little break from her life before she is set to marry the leader of another werelion clan as a political mating for her clan. She doesn't have anything against the mate her father chose for her, but he isn't her true mate. Staying at her sister's place in Deals Gap, while she's away, Hannah finds herself in need of a handyman and runs smack into her true mate Ryland. 

Ryland is a lion/wolf hybrid. He moved to Deals Gap to be near her half brother, Hannah's sister's mate. Ryland has missed feelings when he meets his mate. She's a purebred and from from one of the oldest families of lion shifters. He hasn't had good experiences with purebred shifters in the past. 

Can the two get it together before her intended fiancé comes to take Hannah away and kill her truemate?

Not up to some of the funnier Celia Kyle books but not a bad continuation of the Buchanan Clan series. I liked her unique description of Ryland when shifted and his cross between lion and wolf. 

Description:
There’s no pause button in life? Ha! She’s just the fabulously fluffy werefeline to create one.
Hannah Buchanan is the oldest daughter to the Buchanan werelion clan leader, twin to Katie Buchanan, and… and blah, blah, blah. Hannah is a lot of things, but she refuses to be defined by her family and their connections. She’s more than an honorable, fertile womb destined for a political mating.

So she’s pressing the paws button and retreating to Deals Gap, North Carolina. Her adopted werebunny sister calls the small town home and it’s the perfect place for Hannah to hide. Then she meets the gaze of one green-eyed, black-haired, sexy as all get out werelion-wolf hybrid. He calls to her lioness like no one before. And, well, he should since… he’s her true mate!


Too bad for Hannah, her contracted mate followed her to Deals Gap and is determined to have her—even if it means murdering her true mate first. Will her mixed-breed mate be able to take down a pureblood werelion? Or will Hannah end up in a political mating after all?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Romance Book Review: Melanie Shawn's Hope Falls Series Bundle: Vol. 2

Author: Melanie Shawn
Series Connection: Hope Falls Series Bundle: Vol. 2, Books 4-8 (#1 Snow Angel, #2 Snow Days, #3 Snowed In, #4 Let It Snow)
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Red Hot Reads

Purchase Link: Amazon

Spent the last week reading the next installment of the Hope Falls Series by Melanie Shawn. This series bundle feature the Maguire siblings, Eric, Amy, Nikki and Jake and how they find their happier ever after. This series includes Let It Snow, Jake and Tessa's, story. Within these four books, Eric and Lily's story is my favorite adding a little action with all the love going on. 

Snow Days features Amy and Matt's story bringing a lot of emotion to the series as Matt works on dealing the the loss of his wife and moving on and finding love with Amy. 

And Nikki's story matches her with one of People's sexiest men and an ex who doesn't want to let him go. 

Those who like series romance will enjoy this series set in small town California Sierra Mountains.  

Description:
Book #1: Snow Angel 
He is looking towards the future… 
Newly appointed Chief of Police Eric Maguire is sexy, single, and not ready to mingle. Tired of casual hook-ups and meaningless affairs, Eric is ready for something real. When a mysterious dark-haired beauty moves in next door, Eric knows he’s found exactly what he’s been missing. 
She is running from her past… 

Lily Sotelo just got the break of a lifetime choreographing for pop star Karina Black’s winter tour. As important as it is that she does an amazing job, it’s equally as important that she remains anonymous. Which shouldn’t be a problem. She’s spent the last ten years on the move, never letting anyone get too close. Until now. Her new neighbor is as persistent as he is sexy and is making Lily want things she knows she can’t have. 

Book #2: Snow Days 
She wanted to feel pleasure… 
After twenty-nine years, high school English teacher Amy Maguire realizes something is missing in her life…passion. Always one to tackle a problem head on, Amy makes a plan to remedy her situation. Phase One: find a suitable candidate. Phase Two: experience passion. Simple. Right? Except after countless dates she hasn’t once felt that spark, that chemistry. That is until the sexy new History teacher walks into her classroom… 

He wanted to forget pain… 
Matt Kellan knows he’ll never love again. After tragically losing his wife five years ago, Matt has been in a holding pattern. Every woman he meets wants to fill a void that he knows will never be filled. Until he meets Amy. Her quest to find fulfillment has nothing to do with letting her into his heart…just his bed. 
Passion brought them together. Love may drive them apart. 

Book #3: Snowed In 
The Free-Spirit… 
Nikki Maguire does what she wants, says what she wants, and lives by her own set of rules. She is an intoxicating combination of beauty, sex-appeal and sharp wit that men find irresistible. Unfortunately for them, none have ever come close to holding Nikki’s attention, and settling down is not even on her radar. 

The Politician… 
Sexy Senator Michael Gowan lives under a microscope. As a man of power and influence, he always has to do and say the right thing. Every move he makes is heavily scrutinized. After being named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People and landing on countless Most Eligible Bachelor lists, the spotlight on his personal life has never been more intense. But Mike has no interest in love...he doesn’t even believe it exists. 

The Stormy Night… 
Grounded by a snowstorm, they share an anonymous night of passion and connection, both finding what their souls have been missing. But in the light of day, will the illicit high-stakes world of politics cause Nikki to deny her feelings or can Mike convince her that the only place she belongs is with him? 
When the world is against them, will their unlikely love endure? 

Book #4: Let It Snow 
Thirteen years ago…his world fell apart after his soul mate left him in the middle of an unforeseen tragedy that would bind them together forever. Ever since, sexy Fireman Jake Maguire busied himself by putting out fires in buildings and starting them in women, all in an attempt to extinguish the fire she set off in him all those years ago. 

Thirteen years ago…she made the hardest decision of her life. For every tear, every heartache, Tessa Hayes reminded herself that she made that sacrifice out of love. Sweet, caring Tessa always put the interests of others before her own, no matter what the cost. 


She sacrificed her heart for his life. He lived without living. Now they had the chance to mend their broken hearts together...but would Tessa and Jake have the courage to do it?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Romance Book Review: Melanie Shawn's Let It Snow

Author: Melanie Shawn
Series Connection: A Hope Fall Novel
ISBN: N/A
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

As high school sweethearts, Jake and Tessa as well as everyone else, thought the two would be together forever, until one tragic day separated them for 13 years. Coming back clean up her grandmother's old home and tie up loose ends, Tessa runs right smack into Jake and everything come rushing back to her.

He's everything she remembers, but she knows that she can't come back to the man she has loved forever because they can't have what they dreamed about in the past.

Jake knows he still loves Tessa and he has never been able to replace her, but he can't take the chance of getting involved again because he doesn't want to get his heart broken all over again. Can these two find their way back to each other before Tessa goes back to her old life?

So here's the thing. I love these kinds of books. Sure they are all the same. Old flames meet. Something tragic tore them apart, but that old spark never went out.... yada, yada, yada. Now it is up to the author to make that story just that much different from all the rest that it stands out.

This one was doing quite well. I knew that the story line would make it an emotional journey for the couple. I knew that the "h" had good reason to leave in the first place. She was a little weepy, but she was dealing with a lot so I could excuse it.

The "H" was another story. I kind of understood in the beginning where he was going. I loved his brother for talking sense into Jake a few times. And then at the end he goes and blows it for me. I really hated how the two get their HEA. I would of love to see his brother hit him over the head and talk sense into him one more time. I total lost respect for the "H". You'll have to read and make the decision yourself.

Because of that it brought my review of the book down from a 4 heart to a 3 heart review. But don't count out the series because of this one book. I've read several of the 12 book series. All can be read alone and several are very good.


Description:
Thirteen years ago...his world fell apart after his soul mate left him in the middle of an unforeseen tragedy that would bind them together forever. Ever since, sexy Fireman Jake Maguire busied himself by putting out fires in buildings and starting them in women, all in an attempt to extinguish the fire she set off in him all those years ago.

Thirteen years ago...she made the hardest decision of her life. For every tear, every heartache, Tessa Hayes reminded herself that she made that sacrifice out of love. Sweet, caring Tessa always put the interests of others before her own, no matter what the cost.

She sacrificed her heart for his life. He lived without living. Now they had the chance to mend their broken hearts together...but would Tessa and Jake have the courage to do it?


**Author's Note: Can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger**

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cherry Adair's new coloring books to go with her T-FLAC series

Got to love an author who works as hard as Cherry Adair to get the word out about her books. Adult coloring books have really been a recent hit and I just noticed that Cherry Adair released a two volume coloring book set that features drawings the depict scenes from her T-FLAC series.

T-FLAC Passport Coloring Book
Author: Cherry Adair
Designer: David Wilkinson

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:

Stimulate your senses and let your imagination soar with the intriguing international locales of my T-FLAC spies. Carefully selected images depict the veritable calm preceding the storms I create in my novels. The drawings are scenes of that quick flash in time that exists before all hell breaks loose. Let your creativity flow as you de-stress by travelling safely to Amazon jungles, or as you float down Venice’s Grand Canal in a gondola. Pluck a fresh, juicy peach from a corner produce stand as you walk the streets of Amsterdam, with sunlight sparkling on the canals. Color your sky at sunset, or the sun-soaked blue of high noon, or fill it with your own wildly creative designs. Color a calm village square, or line the cobbled street with your own clay pots spilling vibrant red geraniums. Hide a cheeky parrot in the myriad of greens in your jungle, or let a flight of purple butterflies loose over the trees. Here you'll find a varied and enticing range of images to colorize, embellish, and make your own. T-FLAC's Passport Coloring Book will delight and entertain everyone from beginners to advanced colorists. The 51 original designs, printed on one side of the page, will melt away your stress and distractions of the day. When you’re through, you’ll be rewarded with a portfolio of beautiful finished artwork. Color to your heart's content. Remain calm and color yourself Zen - Cherry style.

Romance Book Review: Tori Austin and V.D. Dold's Stefan

Author: V. A. Dold and Tory Austin
Series Connection: Le Beau Series
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Vickie Dold

Purchase Link: Amazon

Having a bad experience with an older woman has a very young man, Stefan Le Beau, decided long ago that he wasn't going to put his heart into a relationship again. He had a plan and has stuck by it for over a century. Now his has quite a reputation with the ladies. His plans go out the window when he meets his mate, El, but with his reputation and her past Stefan has his worked cut out for him getting his mate to give him the time of day.

El had her own bad experience with men, especially men like Stefan. Rich men, from powerful families. She isn't about to tell Stefan her past and although she is intrigued by his attention and completely turned on, she knows she can't get involved with him.

But Stefan can't let go. He needs his mate and will do whatever he can to get her.

In the meantime, someone is after the Le Beau family and wants to see them hurt however they can.

Where do I start. While I like the series and the story behind it, this book really had some problems for me. Yes we know that El had some problems in her past and needed to work through them, but her treatment toward Stefan really left me hating her. Even with the HEA I'm never going to like her character. Stefan was a little wimpy, I still liked him and respected his patience with her.

More than all that, however was the writing to me wasn't as good as I had read from these authors in the first two books. I was excited when I found this book was out, even though it had been out for over a year. I am a little disappointed, but still have hope for the series and will move on to read Thomas' story.

Description:
NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content. This is an adult paranormal romance with erotic content. The series centers on Billionaire Wolf Shifters with plus sized BBW for mates. It also includes vampires, voodoo priestess, a Marine, and magic. These are stand alone books that create a series. They do not need to be read in order. Of course, the story is richer if the books are read in order. 
#1 Cade 
#2 Simon 
#3 Stefan 
#4 Thomas 
#4.5 Cade & Anna 
# 5 Lucas 

El is a beautiful, successful, plus sized woman suffering a debilitating humiliation that has left her hating all handsome, wealthy men exactly like Stefan Le Beau. Unfortunately for Le Beau, she’s known him since she was sixteen and was totally snubbed by him. To her, he’s a hound dog and a man-whore. 

Stefan is a playboy to the extreme with one hard and fast rule: date a woman only once, take her to bed, and be gone before morning. Until El. 

Stefan’s dream of finding his mate comes true when he bids two hundred thousand dollars to win a date with El at Simon’s charity ball. Money well spent in his opinion. 

Now, if she would only talk to him. Or look at him. Or touch him, or…like him. 

Can Stefan convince El he's a reformed man? 

Can El learn to trust a man who is the epitome of what she avoids and could shatter her heart? 


It will require drastic, strategic measures from the entire family to make this mating happen.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Romance Book Review: Claudy Conn's Quicksilver

Author: Claudy Conn
Series Connection: Hungry Moon
ISBN-13: 2940045999137
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Smashwords

Purchase Link: Amazon

Ravena's heart is broken when she catches her best friend with her boyfriend. She can do without the cheating boyfriend, but her best friend. She decides to go spend the summer with her father in Scotland, where she meets up with an old friend, Arthur, who asks for her help.

One of Arthur's family members is stuck in a alternate world and unless he can get him out, one of his evil relatives will inherit the family castle when Arthur dies. 

Quinn has been stuck in another world for 75 years with no way to get home. He keeps in touch with Arthur through a magic mirror. Arthur believes that Ravena has the magic within her to get him back, but can she? Ravena has done everything she can to be a normal as possible. She doesn't use her magic or any other secrets she's been born to. She knows just enough that her father and grandmother have taught her over the years, but is it enough to get the man she's falling in love with back before the dark magic takes over the white?

On first look this is a really good book with a few parts that are a little disturbing. For one, this isn't really a stand alone book. There is a HEA, so you could stop there, but why would you. 

I wasn't happy with the villain's last scene at all and would have changed that a bit. 

This book is from 2013 and is currently free on Amazon. A friend is fond of Claudy Conn's stories and sent the link my way to check her out. I think she's worth reading more. 

Description:
Ravena MacAllister doesn’t want to admit what she is. She wants to continue pretending she’s just human … only human, like her mother, like her friends. 

But she isn’t human. 

Heartbreak and betrayal send her off rushing to Scotland, to a familiar haven where she has spent so many summers with her father, but she soon discovers that everything has changed. 

From the moment she meets Quinn MacValdane, shock waves travel through him to her and back again, wrapping them in a tide of passion she had never dreamt possible. But if they are to have a future together, she must confront who and what she is, for she will need to call on the powers within her as she becomes embroiled in an adventure that will alter her life forever.


The time for pretending is over.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Romance Book Review: Nora Rober's Stars of Fortune

Author: Nora Roberts
Series Connection: Guardians Trilogy
ISBN: 978-1410481337
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Berkley

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sasha Riggs has always been a seer, but it has caused her nothing but misery. Lately she's been having dreams of things she doesn't understand. As an artist she tries to get rid of the images, but they won't go away. Desperate she decides to go to where her visions are taking place and see where they take her.

When she arrives in Greece it doesn't take long meet those she's been dreaming about. They find they are each on the same quest. And so this Guardian Series begins. 

Much of this book introduces the story and the characters. These six people are set to find three stars that have fallen to earth, but these aren't just ordinary stars and there's a pretty evil God who is also looking for the stars as well. 

For Sasha this is a completely different world then her life of solitude, but she has found she needs to complete this quest with these people. The group searches for the first star on a Greek island, but that isn't the only exciting thing happening for Sasha, one of those she's met is Bran Killian. Bran describes himself as a magician, but he is much more. 

It has been a while since I've picked up a Nora Roberts book and the theme of this one sounded so familiar but although similar it so far is different from "Morrigain's Cross" from the Circle Trilogy. NR likes the three couple three stories concept. 

As with many stories that follow this concept, the first book spends a lot of time setting the scene and storyline, as well as giving everyone a chance to get to know all the characters. In some ways that's a good way to go when writing books, but it makes it hard to get to know the couple involved in the first romance. It seems like a big flaw in this case. I really couldn't get into Sasha and Bran as a couple. Throughout the book we get a good impression on who Sasha is, but not really Bran and beyond bedroom scenes.

Otherwise the book has good drawn out action scenes, interesting plot line and for the most part interesting characters. 

On one personal note: In previous books where she's had Irish heroes I've always enjoyed the use of the Irish accent in her writing. I didn't really see much of that this time. I could tell she gave him a little accent and changed some of his conversation, but not as much as in the past. 

Description:
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.


When a dark threat looms, the six must use their combined powers—including trust, unity, and love—to find the fire star and keep the world on course.