Saturday, January 27, 2018

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden and Marianne Morea's Her Fairytale Wolf

Title: Her Fairytale Wolf
Series Connection: A Howls Romance
Authors: Milly Taiden and Marianne Morea
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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In Her Fairytale Wolf clothing designer Izzy finds a lost dog and upon  returning the dog to her rightful owner, Zander, Izzy meets her prince, but after a mix up the two lose touch. Missing the chance to get to know a woman Zander thinks could be his mate, Zander arranges a special "ball" in hopes of finding her. 

This story will remind you a little of Cinderella, complete with a Fairy Godmother,  evil step-mother and step-sister. This is a quick read with a good story and a non-shifter match making dog. 

Isabel Lassiter knows with the right opportunity, her custom couture could rule Tinsel Town. Instead, she’s tied to a boss she both hates and pities, waiting for her chance shine. Lonely, she waits for the right someone to notice and sweep her off her feet.

Zander Petrov has Hollywood and the city of Los Angeles at his feet. Still, he’s never forgotten his shifter roots or his duty to his clan. He knows he has to mate, but in his glittering world a genuine mate is hard to find. The search continues until the day he meets Isabel in this modern twist on a favorite fairytale. 

A chance meeting opens the door for everything this Cinderella wants and more, but jealousy and betrayal nearly snatch the happily ever after from her hands. What they didn’t count on was a Prince Charming with a bite.

Romance Book Review: Nora Roberts' Year One

Title: Year One
Series Connection: Chronicles of the One
Author: Nora Roberts
ISBN-10: 1250122953

ISBN-13: 978-1250122957
Genre: Paranormal, Dystopian, Witchcraft

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Just an ordinary New Year's Eve for a family when a deadly flu breaks out. It begins with just one man but within a few weeks the flu has taken out nearly half the world's population. Leaving those left behind reeling not only with the death of those they loved, but also a whole new changed world.

The world changes in more ways than just the devastation of death, but soon those alive begin to realize they have other powers of the supernatural kind and have to learn to deal with the. Some are good and with the good come the bad. Evil supernaturals that kill for pleasure. With them are also those that have no special abilities, but also kill for pleasure. 

Finding the good isn't easy. 

The story follows the lives of several different groups of friends and families and what they do to survive in this new world. 

This story is like nothing you've ever read from Nora Roberts before, so if you are looking for a love story, this book isn't for you. Although there is a recurring couple in the book, the story more revolves around the description of the new world. This book is much more like a 
dystopian/magic story than anything else. It is well written and it kept me interested to the point that I read it through the night three nights in a row and stayed up way too late. Even with said there are those who won't like this book because it isn't what they would expect from the author and not their type of story. 

A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.
Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.
The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Romance Book Review: T.A. Grey's The Loneliest Alpha

Title: The Loneliest Alpha

Series Connection: The MacKellen Alphas - Book 1
Author: T.A. Grey
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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When Alicia rushes to defend a fellow pack mate with out thinking she is forced by her Alpha to go to present herself to another Alpha to see if he will choose her for his mate. When she arrives she quickly realizes that this isn't going to be an easy introduction. Blindfolded and tied up she works hard not to let her terror show, and she will fight as hard as she can to make sure she makes it out of this mess in one piece. 

Over time she realizes that it isn't malice the new Alpha, Gavin, intends to her, but to hide himself from her. As she gets to know him Alicia's curiosity gets the better of her and she realizes she likes Gavin more and more.

New Alpha Gavin is looking for a mate, but hasn't found anyone within the pack, so he looks to other packs. When Alicia comes to him, Gavin is immediately intrigued by her and knows she's for him, but there is problems within his pack that puts everyone in danger. 

Pretty good mystery story leaves you trying to figure out who the bad guys are. I wonder if the story could have been reworked without using the shifter storyline because aside from adding the pack mentality it doesn't really play out much in the story. Otherwise well written and the story kept my interest until the end. 

One look will change their lives forever.

Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.

However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon. Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as allusive as a squirrely fox, but Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.

Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has him damn stunned speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. As a relationship forms, love threatens to grow between them but Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept him or will she turn her back on him?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix Having Her Enemy's Secret Shifter Baby

Title: Having Her Enemy’s Secret Shifter Baby
Series Connection: Howls Romance 
Author: Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix
Genre: Series Romance, Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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On spring break just before graduation, werewolf shifter Jane  does something completely out of character for an Alpha’s daughter. She has a one night stand with a stranger. The consequences of the one night changes all her plans to move away from the pack and live the rest of her life in the human world. 

Heading home with her tail between her legs turns out to be a lot worse than she thought. 

Ever since his one night stand months earlier Alpha werewolf Reese has had his hands full with his pack and issues with the neighboring Alpha. Even so he can’t stop thinking about his night with one she-wolf.

It isn’t the most opportune time when the two meet again. Will these two get their happy ever after. 

This is a very quick Howls series romance that I read in one foggy Saturday afternoon. Still there was a lot packed into a short novel. Celia Kyle has become one of my favorite authors. Her heroines are always a little sassy and the hero are tough and sexy. I couple of times we saw Jane’s own alpha come out and play, but I would have liked to have seen a her enact a little female alpha justice toward the end, but all and all it was a good quick read. 

She’s pregnant and he’s determined to have her under his roof and in his matter the cost!

Reese can’t get the delectable she-wolf Jane Coleman out of his mind. They shared one passionate night on a Ft. Lauderdale beach and she disappeared by morning. He should forget her, but his wolf won’t let him dismiss the memories of her silken skin, lush curves, and seductive smile.

Even as he fights to keep his lands out of the hands of a rival pack, he can’t suppress his constant craving for the female werewolf. The last place he expects to find the alluring stranger is at the side of his sworn enemy—her father.

He should crush her father and walk away, but one sniff changes Reese’s plans. Jane is pregnant with his pup and he will have them both!

This book is part of the Howls Romance line. Classic romance with a furry twist...

Romance Book Review: Reina Torres' Her Unbearable Protector

Title: Her Unbearable Protector
Series Connection: Howls Romance and Orino Security
Author: Reina Torres
Genre: Series Romance, Shifter Romance, Bear Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Being in the fashion industry is a tough business, but when she wants to become a trend setter, Natale Durante may have taken on more than she thought she was getting into. After receiving threatening letters her father hires a security firm to keep her safe, but one look at Salvatore Orsino and Natale is sure she isn’t going to be safe at all and not because the big gorgeous man can’t keep her safe. The question is is her heart safe?

The bear in Salvatore know right away that Natale is his, but can he keep her alive to claim her?

So far the many authors that have contributed to the Howls romance series has not disappointed yet and this book is no exception. This book contains hot wild love scenes, a little bit of mystery, danger and intrigue and one (or three) growly bears. Plus I love the fresh face on the cover of this book. He perfect for the part of Salvatore. 

The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.

It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… she’s his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natale’s curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. He’ll have to set aside his bear’s need to mark her until he’s eliminated the threat to her life. Once she’s safe, he’ll turn all his energies convincing her that he isn’t after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.

Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her family’s legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the same—curves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguard—Salvatore Orsino. He’s over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she can’t afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.

Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Romance Book Review: Leilani Love's Warrick's Hope

Title: Warrick’s Hope
Series Connection: The Dragon Ruby Series
Author: Leilani Love
Genre: Romance, Erotic Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Leilani Love
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Link: Amazon

For 40 years alpha wolf shifter, Warrick, experienced pure torture at the hands of his twin brother to keep his mate alive. Only meeting Hope a couple of times while she was still a child, Warrick not only lives with the torture, but with the knowledge that Hope hates him because she thinks he killed her parents. 

When Hope finally learns the truth, she and her brother help save Warrick. Now he and Hape work to help their pack heal, but still worry that at any time, Warrick's brother can come and take everything they are building away from them. 

I've only had the opportunity to read this one book in the series, and even though I'm coming in at book 4, I really like it so far. Both Warrick Hope are good strong characters. I love their love story. The author has written an interesting background story featuring wolves, dragons and vampires. Even though I've started at book 4, it probably would be better to start at book one. 

No amount of magic can separate those the Fates have bond together.

Alpha shifter Warrick has spent the last forty years in captivity, tortured and replaced by his sadistic twin brother, Gabriel. His only happiness comes by knowing that his sacrifice has protected his mate, Hope. 

Hope has spent years believing that her mate betrayed her and killed her parents. But when she and her brother, Damien, attempt to defeat Warrick and take back their pack, Hope is surprised to find Warrick broken, beaten, and clinging to life. Her mate hasn’t betrayed her, after all. 

Now the two long-lost mates have a chance to rebuild their packs - and their relationship. But Hope struggles to overcome years of misplaced anger and Warrick is crippled by guilt. 

And Gabriel is still out there, waiting for a chance to strike again.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Romance Book Review: Eye Candy a Halloween Anthology

Title: Eye Candy
Author:  Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel, Tara Sivec
ISBN: 9781250148230
Gere: Halloween Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Purchase Link: Amazon
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A novella that is part of the Fallen Crest series
Features a wonderfully creepy story of a college co-ed and friends planning a Halloween party when crazy things start to happen. 

Getting Down by Helena Hunting
Friends Amalie and Ruby idea of hosting a fun Halloween party with friends is suddenly changed when the girls are asked to plan a fundraising Halloween Ball, complete with a bachelor auction. 

Unsafe Haven by Bella Jewel
Jade is shy, but when she gets locked in a closet while helping to set up for a Halloween party at work she finally gets a chance to speak with her crush. Having the chance to hang around with him during while decorating is a dream come true, until someone decides to scare the party-goers. 

The Pumpkin Was Stuffed by Tara Sivec
Dad’s decorated the house for Halloween with many clowns. Need one say more. Actually this story is kind of funny as it goes through a Halloween with a couple who are soon to be parents, her crazy family and best friends who are getting married with a Halloween themed wedding.

A frightfully good time! Dive into these Halloween novellas from bestselling authors Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series.

Tijan’s Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy ways, with a special surprise at the end; Helena Hunting’s characters from Shacking Up plan a Halloween gala that features a few ghouls and witches; Bella Jewel brings the chills and thrills in her suspenseful take on Halloween night; and Tara Sivec gathers the Holiday family together one last time as they try to make this ghostly holiday one to remember—or one they’d rather forget…

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Romance Book Review: Anya Nowlan's Big Bear Daddy

Title: Big Bear Daddy
Series Connection: Sweetwater Father Bears
Author: Anya Nowlan
Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital

Purchase Link: Amazon

Jessy Sarli gets a strange call from her sister and soon realizes that the other woman has disappeared, leaving Jessy so many questions. The biggest one is did Jessy give birth and if so what's happened to the child. 

As Jessy searches the country for her sister and possible niece, Sheriff Colt Hennessy finds a surprise bundle on the front steps of his office with a note asking him to take care of the little girl. Not wanting to leave the care of the child to social services, Colt arranges to take the child in. He suspects the child is like him and he knows he can better protect the child if he has her. 

It takes some time for Jessy to finally find at least her sister's child, but how is she going to explain to the man who has the child that only her instinct tells her that the little girl who Colt has been raising all this time might be part of Jessy's family. 

Very sweet story of a kind hearted cop and his love for a child. So sweet that the circumstances to how the hero get the child in the first place seems a little out of place for the rest of the book. Otherwise a good short story and quick read.  

A bear must protect, always.

Colt Hennessy is a werebear on a mission. The small town sheriff finds himself caring for a baby left at his doorstep and no sooner than it happens does he discover that this little bundle of joy was exactly what he'd been missing. With danger swirling around him and dark forces out to harm the child, he does the only thing he can - goes to search for a safer place. It's there where his, and baby Lana's life changes forever.

Jessy Sarli has lost what little she had left - her sister. Desperately searching for her, the fearless woman left everything else behind, only to be led around on a string of confusion. When she finally finds her niece in the protective care of a man who takes her breath away, she's not sure what to make of it. But she does know what her heart is telling her. That this man is the only one who can help her, and Lana.

When the cause for Jessy's sister's disappearance comes out, she will need all the help she can get. And not only her and the baby, but her heart as well...

Big Bear Daddy is a standalone werebear surprise baby romance novella that has a guaranteed HEA; no cheating. If you like shifters that stay true to their mission and the curvy, confident woman who love them, then this is just the book for you!

Romance Book Review: Bring on the Heat by G.A. Aiken

Title: Bring on the Heat
Series Connect: Dragon Kin
Author G.A. Aiken
ISBN-13: 978-1420131635
Genre: Dragon Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Action/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Zebra

Purchase Link: Amazon

This is book 9 of the Dragon Kin series and as with all books by this author, I just loved it. I think over the past few years G.A. Aiken (aka Shelly Laurenston) has really developed as a writer and while some might think by book 9 the series would get boring or the storyline will lose it's spark, I think she has enough different characters, both villains and good guys in the stories she's developed that she can keep going and not run out of room to grow. 

While many series stick with the same male/female lead throughout the story in a series introducing previous characters liberally, Aiken splits between storylines and keeps the action flowing. The only problem I see is that in this instance she didn't have enough time to develop the love story between Branwen and Aiden. I would of liked to have seen a little more time with those characters to see their love grow. 

As always I was excited to see the rest of the gang. Bringing back Annwyl the Bloody as her usual crazy self with her mad fighting skills, the Daughters of the Steppes who really add the comic relief through most of the story and seeing Branwen's cousin Rhona the Fearless and her trunk load of handy weapons (especially funny since Brannie decided to check out the lot completely naked while thinking nothing of it).The names of the characters are entertaining.

If you like a lot of action, fighting and loving this story is for you. It isn't necessary to read the previous books, but they are that good you won't want to miss out. The author doesn't write them in any particular order so you can start with this one and work your way backward if you like. 

(I received a free copy of this book in order to write a review that was based on my own true opinion.)

I, Aidan the Divine, am, well divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.

I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But, we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness…no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold…

Romance Book Review: His Mate-Seniors by M.L. Briers

Title: His Mate - Seniors
Author: M.L. Briers ASIN: B072HG78PQ
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf/Shifter Romance, Witch Romance
Publisher: Amazon

Purchase link: Amazon

Good storyline and interesting mix of characters. Witch Sarah inherits her an inn that has been in her family for years when her aunt dies. On her way to the town where the inn is located she meets two senior witches that have just escaped the senior care home they have been living in.

 The two older ladies have no idea where they are off to, but wanted to see more of excitement before they pass. Now the three ladies are getting the inn in shape when they call in a local plumber to fix some problems at the inn.

Immediately Sarah clashes with the plumber, since he's a werewolf and werewolves and witches don't usually get along. Calling in for reinforcements, the plumber calls an elder in the pack to help with the older ladies and his brother, the pack alpha. Now the story gets really entertaining as we meet the dead aunt, a vampire and more.

This book was funny and sweet.

 Description: ***His Mate – Seniors. A brand new 40,000 word wolf shifter romance novel from the writer of the His Mate – Brothers series and the Bear-ly bear shifter series.***

Sarah had inherited her Aunt’s Inn and with it a whole load of troubles. She didn’t have a clue when she got there that on the other side of the woods was a pack of wolf shifters. Nor did she know that her aunt had a friendly vampire that lived nearby and liked to visit often, and she had no idea that she’d find her mate.

When Nathan had answered the call from his brother for help; he never expected to find three feisty witches, a problematic vampire, and an Inn that could be haunted, but that was exactly what he got. Along with a mate that was on the lunch menu from a newbie vampire. Where would he find the time to woo his one true mate? Caution; contains snarky witches, a sarcastic vampire or two, and a wolf shifter to die for.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Romance Book Review: Sennah Tate's Spark

Title: Spark
Author: Sennah Tate
Series Connection: Sunset Glade Panthers
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Cougar Shifters

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Gabi goes home to care for her father to a town that hasn't always been forgiving of her father's eccentric behavior. While there she comes into contact with her high school crush Tucker.

Tucker spends his days as a ranger in the Florida Glades. Being a ranger helps him keep secrets he's been hiding for years. One that he's a panther shifter and two the his brother is cursed and has to be protected from the world. When he meets Gabi again he knows immediately she's his mate, but how can he ever take the time to mate her with all the secrets he carries on his shoulders. 

When Gabi's father's hobby of searching for Glades for the illusive Big Foot gets him into more trouble they anyone ever thought, can Gabi with Tucker's help save him?

Quick read that begins a four book paranormal series. The first book is a good introduction into the series where you meet several of the continuing characters. Tucker is a very likable hero who is just working to do the right thing for everyone. Gabi is stubborn and set to help where ever she can, sometimes without thinking through the consequences. 

Well written series. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series. This first book is free on Amazon. 

Whispered secrets drag the past out of the swamp and lead Gabi to the last place on Earth she ever expected to be, thrust into the arms of a man she never expected to get...

Gabrielle Fairway has long dealt with the snickering, whispered rumors and taunting thanks to her father’s obsession with bigfoot. Now that dad’s getting on in years, his daughters think it may be time to admit the elderly biologist to a nursing home. Lucky Gabi gets to go down and break the news to him, which brings her clawing her way back to her hometown of Sunset Glade.

Tucker Auric has been hiding not one, but two secrets — his and his brother’s. It’s hard enough being a panther shifter without a pack, but protecting his sasquatch sibling from the prying eyes of paranormal hunters is running him ragged. One look at Gabi has Tucker realizing that he needs someone like her in his life… and his bed.

An attack in the swamp thrusts bookish Gabi and her long-time crush together as they work to solve the mystery of the murderous shifter. When the evildoer turns their attention to Gabi and Tucker, they’ll have to decide where their loyalties lie or risk losing the love they’ve only just discovered...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Romance Book Review: Olivia Harp's Primal Bear

Title: Primal Bear
Author: Olivia Harp
Series Connection: Shadowlands Bear Shifters
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Bear Shifters

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Zoe decides it is time to take control of her life and make some changes. Moving from her home town, on her way to her new home she stops to camp in the mountains and meets a handsome ranger. When trouble finds her, it is the handsome ranger that comes to her aid, but there is more to the ranger than meets the eye. 

Damien and his crew stand between people and the Shadowland creatures. When he is out on patrol, Damien meets Zoe and immediately his bear realizes that Zoe is his mate, but Damien doesn't think that having a mate is for him. He is dedicated to his job and as alpha of his crew he feels he should have no distractions. 

As the two spend more time together and become closer, but danger is just around the corner and Damien wants nothing but to protect Zoe. Is the best way to protect her to send her away from the forest and Shadowland dwellers?

Good story, but the book does have several type-os that might in the way for some readers. 

Zoe Fox is leaving her past life forever. Tired of the lousy workplace and even lousier love life, she’s ready to start over out west. But when her sudden decision to visit a National Park makes her take the wrong turn, she finds herself chased by a ferocious monster. Luckily, a big, sexy-as-hell, muscle bound ranger appears out of nowhere to save her. Taking her to his cabin while she heals, she might learn that loving a shifter could be more dangerous than any monster she could find.

Damien Black knows only duty. He’s devoted to lead the White Paw bears against the Shadowlands, an unnatural threat that could leech the life out of the world. But when the beautiful, fragile human, Zoe Fox is chased by a shadow wildcat, his protective instincts flare up like never before. 

Even worse, although being with Zoe makes him stronger than ever, his shifter senses are starting to fail him. That should be reason enough to make her go away. But why can’t he? And why is his bear roaring inside, calling her his mate?

This standalone novel has a HEA and absolutely NO cheating and NO cliffhangers.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Wolf's Mate

Title: Wolf’s Mate
Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Shifter Rogues
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter Romance
Date of Release: August 1, 2017

Purchase Link: Amazon

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.

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.

I'm a big fan of Celia Kyle. She has a fantastic ability to make you laugh out loud while you're reading. Many of her stories are quick reads. "Wolf's Mate" is a little different from her previous books. This one is a little more serious in nature and a little longer than some of her others. 

In Wolf's Mate the two lead characters are a little more complicated. The hero, Declan, knows that he isn't a good person and can't possibly be good enough for innocent Abby. 

Abby witnessed her parents being killed by a group that kills shifters when she was a child. When she grew up she decides to live a quiet life as an accountant. Two couldn't be more different. 

I also think she spent a little more time world building on her subject, which leaves the reader a chance to get into the characters and the story behind the characters relationship.

This is a continual series, although you could stop with just this one story, but you'll be looking forward to reading more in the end.