Friday, June 24, 2016

Romance Book Review: Jennifer Blake's Lancelot of the Pines

Author: Jennifer Blake
Series Connection: Louisiana Knights
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Mandy runs into hiding in small town Louisiana after her husband shows up missing and someone tries to kidnap her. To make matters worse the police are skeptical as to whether she offed her husband or not. 

When police deputy Lance, short for Lancelot (there's a story behind the name), shows up at her doorstep she wants nothing to do with his kind of help. It doesn't take long before the everything blows up on Mandy. Soon she's running with Lance from killers and she learns her husband was violently killed. 

Lance doesn't trust beautiful women who marry for money and as far as he can see Mandy is just like his ex who thought he had all kinds of money. 

Good start to a three book series on three cousins from a small town. I liked both characters, flawed in their own way, but working to be better people. Good prose throughout the story. My only true issue was when it came to the background story. There were a couple of intense scenes that include encounters with the bad guys, but in the end the case is solved without much work throughout the story. 

Description:
Bullets, betrayal and forbidden love--Meet Deputy Lance Benedict, the first of the Louisiana Knights...

CHIVALRY LIVES IN THE SULTRY SOUTH!

Mandy wants only to be left alone; she knows nothing about the disappearance of her much older husband, and less about the thug who tried to abduct her. Forced to hide out in a backwater town, the last thing she needs is an overbearing deputy's protection.

Lance, saddled with the protective instinct that goes with the name of Arthur's most trusted knight, is stunned by his reaction to Mandy's courage and beauty. But is he putting his life on the line for an innocent in danger--or for a Black Widow?
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Book 1: LANCELOT OF THE PINES
Book 2: GALAHAD IN JEANS
Book 3: TRISTAN ON A HARLEY


All 3 books in The Louisiana Knights series are standalone reads. The above is suggested reading order only.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Romance Book Review: Marie Johnston's Fever Claim

Fever Claim 
Author: Marie Johnston
Series Connection: The Sigma Menace
Genre: Shifter, Vampire, Paranormal, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Started reading this old series that began in 2014, to get the background scoop on Marie Johnston's new series "Pale Moonlight" which have the first book coming out at the end of the month. The first book is called "Birthright". 

In the first of the Sigma Menace series book, Fever Claim, readers are introduced to Jace. Jace is the brother of Maggie, the heroine in "Birthright". 

Jace is a bartender at "Pale Moonlight" a shifter club. For month's his been lusting after Cassie. He knows Cassie is his mate, but she is human and about to marry another human. When Cassie is dumped a couple of weeks before her wedding Jace knows he has a chance to finally make his more. Cassie doesn't know anything about shifters, so he knows he has to take this slow. 

Time isn't on his side though, after one wild night with Jace, Cassie gets a call from her best friend Kaitlyn and and learns very quickly what shifters are. Jace helps her and her friend out of trouble, but Cassie isn't sure how to take on what is going on in the world. 

Jace and Cassie have more problems than just figuring out their mating. Someone evil is after Cassie and Jace and it will take everything that Jace has to protect his mate and all the understanding Cassie can muster to understand this new world she's been sucked into. 

So far I am liking this series and am interested in reading this full series and moving to the new series that begins with Jace's sister. 

Description:

After being ditched only weeks before her wedding, Cassie Stockwell wasn’t out looking for a hookup. Then the devastatingly handsome bartender she’d been trying not to obsess over for months offered to give her a ride home. What could one night hurt? 

When his future was almost taken away after one impulsive decision, wolf-shifter Jace Miller waited patiently for months before making a move on the woman he knew to be his destined mate. But will one night of passion keep his little human by his side once she learns of his world and the danger it brings to her doorstep?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Romance Book Review: Kate Kent's Confessions of a Mail Order Bride: Complete Edition

 Confessions of a Mail Order Bride: Complete Edition 
Author: Kate Kent
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Erotic Romance, Triad Romance Stories and more

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Get the whole Confessions of a Mail Order Bride series together in one set. 

Vic lives in a shifter town with a lot of shifter friends who all find it hard to get mates. He comes up with an idea, a shifter matchmaking site. 

The idea begins to take off when his friend Adrian, a lion shifter, meets his mate Sherry. 

In Lion's Love, Sherry over hears some of her co-workers talking about a new website where women can meet shifter online and see if they are compatible mates. Sherry isn't so sure she wants to apply to the website, but some mean girls at work sign her up.

Once she gets to meet Adrain, Sherry just can't believe her luck. And Adrian isn't too unhappy with the match either. 

And so the story goes. Throughout each book, friends of Sherry's gets to meet their match. In the background, bad things are happening around town. Someone is starting fires and sending a message to the local sheriff while they're at it. That mystery is explored in the background story of each book. 

Although it isn't necessary to read all of the books in the story and they can be purchased separately, it is nice to have the whole series in one set. It gives a chance to read a each love match takes place. 

While the stores are really short and usually feature one or two really erotic love scenes between each of the characters, the underlying story is interesting and makes the novellas stronger. I particularly like the last two stories, Tiger's Tease and Bull's Beauty. 

Tiger's Tease features a mix match pair if there ever was one. This story I wish would have been a little longer so their story had a chance to develop. This is the story between the Sheriff Dirk Matthews and Ava Adams. Ave is a former drug addict, who spent a little time in jail. She also sports a lot a tattoos, piercings and purple hair. Not exactly a match made in heaven for the small town sheriff. This relationship could have been a fun to explore some more. 

The final story in the set Bull's Beauty finishes off the mystery of who is setting the fires and who killed Vic and Max's mother, which we learn about in the first story. 

The first book, Lion's Love, is a kindle freebie right now if you want to check out the series before purchasing the set. 

Description:
Lion’s Love
Hungry lion meets shy BBW for a roaring good time!
All she’s ever wanted is to find the love of her life. BBW Sherry Cole dreams about the day she will find her true mate, marry and have kids but her natural shyness and a birthmark have eroded her confidence. Some of her co-workers are mean girls who decide it would be fun to play with Sherry’s love life and they take matters into their own hands

Bears’ Babe (menage)
Sexy, scruffy baker bear shifters hook up with curvy BBW for double the growl!
Judith Banks is looking for a partner whose ambition, drive and success match her own. When she sees handsome, successful wolf shifter Brad Stanford’s profile on the ‘Luscious Lads and Ladies Marriage Mates’ website she knows he’s the one. Shifters mate forever and with two failed marriages behind her, Judith is determined to get to know Mr. Perfect. But she hadn’t counted on the desire of the beefcake baker boys; Grant and Evan Myles.

Coyote’s Cutie
Hunky coyote shifter howls with lust and desire for curvy BBW!
Emotionally scarred BBW Marcie Shore aka ‘Hard Core Shore” aches for love but is caught in a vicious cycle of picking the wrong men. And her latest love interest wolf shifter Brad Stanford is about as wrong as they come. When she and nasty boy Brad hook up for some hot loving their steamy encounter leaves Marcie in a tough situation.

Wolves’ Wife (menage)
Sweet and sexy BBW has two wolf shifters growling and howling with desire!
Jill Lambert is not sure men can be trusted. She was the apple of her father’s eye but he left home when she was a teen never to be heard from again, and her ex-boyfriend cheated on her too many times. But when she learns her co-workers and friends have found forever mates on the ‘Luscious Lads and Ladies’ site she is tempted to give the marriage match site a try.

Tiger’s Tease
Pretty and pierced BBW has rough and ready tiger shifter burning with need!
Ava Adams has had her share of troubles; a rough childhood, drug addiction and even a stint in jail. Her last boyfriend was a jerk and the prospects of finding a hot and caring man to love aren’t very good. Though her friend Sherry convinces her to try the ‘Luscious Lads and Ladies Marriage Mates’ site, Ava is pretty sure the outcome will suck—especially since the site is running a blind dating experiment.

Bulls’ Beauty (menage)
Sassy BBW grabs 2 hot n’sexy bulls by the horns!
Cute, curvy and looking for love, Sabrina Foster signs up for the ‘Luscious Lads and Ladies’ marriage mates site. But she’s upset to find that none of the hot shifters on the site are interested in her profile. When she asks Vic, the site owner what the problem is, she is stunned to discover the truth!
Share in their true confessions as the women seek love with some of the hottest shifters in town! Confessions of a Mail Order Bride: Complete Editionincludes all the romances and covers in the Confession series. The stories includes strong sexual themes and language.

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Kozav

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

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Kozav is a Primary Warrior on the Preor ship. He and a group of his men are injured and sent to a hospital on earth, but none of the doctors want to work on them and leave them for dead. 

When nurse Grace Hall arrives at work, she sees the Preors and immediately gets to work trying to repair the damage. Unaware that she is being fed information from the Preor's mating experience, she is able to help all the aliens until their own healers arrive. 

When Kozav wakes from his injuries back on the ship he realizes something is different and the "knowing" kicks in. He knows that sometime while he was unconsious he met his mate, now all he has to do is find her. 

When he finally does, he finds that helping his men has cause her health issues and takes her back to his ship where his healers can help her. But when she wakes all Grace can think about is the fact that she has obligations back at home. 

It doesn't help that not everyone on the Preor ship is happy that yet another human mate has been found. It seems Kozav and Grace have a lot to work out before that can have their HEA. 

This story had all the elements of one of Celia Kyle's entertaining stories, but something is holding me back from giving it a "5 Heart" review. I liked Grace and the fact that she has so much going on in her young life and just plows forward to make the best of everything. She has two jobs and takes care of her mother at all costs. 

She is a very independent woman and that certainly makes her very different from the kind of woman, Kozav sees himself with. I don't really think the story had a chance to touch on that very important issue. Compromise is talked about, but with the current situation on the ship, I can't really see this as a place where Grace would thrive, which makes me think she would be very unhappy in that situation. Making this couple not so compatible. 

That said, it is a good read and an interesting addition to the series, where the author goes into more detail about earth before the aliens came. 

Description:
Kozav found his mate and then he lost her. Now it’s time to hunt… 

Grace Hall is a nurse, not a doctor. But when five Preor warriors are brought to the emergency room and the doctors won't touch the aliens, she steps forward. One warrior draws her more than the others. His teal wings, muscular body, and pain-glazed eyes have her torn between two desires — needing his touch and desperation to heal him. She’s going to save the Preor males, even if it kills her. When she loses consciousness after healing them, she realizes it just might. 

Kozav sen Aghin, Primary Warrior of the Preor Third Fleet, wakes on the Preor battleship fully healed yet plagued by a feeling that something is wrong. And something is… Kozav's mate was left behind on Earth—alone and unprotected. Unacceptable. Kozav's guilt for his actions in the past still plague him and he is determined not to fail again. The curvaceous, green-eyed, dark haired human female is his to protect, his to claim and his to keep. 

When someone attempts to murder Grace, Kozav is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if it means killing one of his own. Or will it be Kozav with a sword through his chest? 

Part of the "DRAGONS OF PREOR" series: 
Jarek 
Taulan 
Kozav 

Rendan *coming soon*

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Romance Book Review: Tessa Clarke's Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf
Author: Tessa Clarke
Series Connection: The Wolf Shifters of Raven Ridge Book 1
ISBN: 9780994942128
Genre: BBW Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter Romance, Erotic Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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On one of her first days at work in a new town and a new Veterinary Clinic, Delaney is covering to the older doctor who is about to retire when she meets war veteran, rancher, and shifter, Leif. She is immediately attracted to Leif and after spending a day with him, helping an eagle who has hurt his wing, she decides to take a chance with him. Little does she know all the baggage he brings with him.

Leif has been going through women since his return from Afghanistan. He doesn't know what he's looking for. While other shifters are looking for their mates to share with their brothers, he has decided he wants to be a lone wolf. The he meets Delaney and all that has changed. Not the lone wolf part, he's sure he still wants that, but taking a Delaney for a mate may just be what he wants. That is until one of his brother's begins to take an interest in Delaney, as well. 

This is a short novel with a lot of depth. Leif is the perfect hero type with a lot to figure out after coming home from war. Delaney is a strong heroine who can take care of herself. This book is well written for a short erotic romance, however there was a lot of what I like to call "F" bombs floating around that I thought was unnecessary and a little off putting as it didn't seem either of the characters were the type to use that kind of language. 

Description:
Lone Wolf is a standalone novella with no cliffhanger. 

When curvy veterinarian Delany Nichols meets sexy rancher Leif Pierce, sparks fly, but Leif is a wolf shifter with a past, and his brothers have expectations that he'll share his future mate. Leif's oldest brother, Wyatt, wants Leif back as part of the pack, for Leif's own good, but Leif is determined to be a lone wolf and keep Delany all to himself. 

When Leif's secrets catch up with him and threaten to tear he and Delany apart, Leif must confront his demons and his brothers, and convince Delany he can be trusted with her heart. 


Reader Note: This book contains hot sex and adult language. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like stories about true love, finding a mate, and sexy shifters and curvy girls, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Romance Book Review: Diana Palmer's Defender

Defender
by Diana Palmer
Series Connection: Long Tall Texans
ISBN: 9780373789733
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance, Western Romance
Publisher: HQN Books, Harlequin
Release Date: June 28, 2016

Purchase Link: Amazon

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I always say this before reviewing a Diana Palmer book, so I'll resay it again—Diana's style isn't for everyone. I like her bold heroes and her young feisty heroines. A lot of reviewers spend their time criticizing  the fact that the women are virgins, which many believe is just not the norm in today's world, but she always has a sensible reason why this is so for each individual woman. Another issue that tends to come up often is the fact that for this one small Texas town there seem to be a lot of mercenaries, FBI and Texas Rangers, but I say hey this is a romance novel Diana's world can be anything she makes it within the pages of her book. With that all in mind, lets get down to the details on this story. 

Sari and Merrie are two young women who live with their millionaire father. Dad is very over protective, for reasons you learn in the story, and hires a bodyguard to keep watch over the girls. Dad is also very abusive, but the girls keep this as a secret for fear of what will happen to those they hold dear. 

Paul is the bodyguard. He is very fond of both girls, but Sari is special to him. Paul hasn't come to grips with a tragedy from his past and is using his time as a bodyguard for the girls to heal, but as with most men in Diana's stories he isn't doing the best job of it. 

When his relationship with Sari get a little to close for comfort, Paul decides its time to move on. He knows that neither he or Sari is ready for that next step. He leaves in the worst possible way and breaks Sari's heart. 

Flash forward three years later, Sari has finish law school and is working for the local DA. Her father is getting worse and is in big trouble and is still way over protective. 

Paul is now working for the FBI and gets sucked back into Sari and Merrie's life. Now Paul needs Sari's trust, but after everything that's happened in their past is that possible?

Paul is a little different from many of the heroes that live in Diana Palmer's books. He isn't quite as arrogant and really does care for Sari and Merrie. This is one of the reasons why I liked this book so much. Also, she goes into a lot more detail about the before time with the two and how their relationship started, making it seem a little slow moving in the beginning, but as you get further in the book, you can appreciate why that was necessary. 

Sari is like most of the heroines in other novels within the series. She pushes and she works hard through many heartbreaks in her life, but eventually you pulls through in the end and makes something happen with her life. 

Where the story went a little wrong for me is how Paul leaves Sari's life with a lie that seems uncharacteristic of him, plus their relationship issues at the end of the book, that also seem out of character for him. 

One of the best parts about this book is that there is a good deal of suspense that runs through the pages, much better written than in recent books in the series. I liked it. 

From the sound of it Merrie's story is in the works for the future sometime, which should prove to be interesting. 

Description
The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love. 

When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling's life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father's lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel's case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left. 


Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can't forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won't hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can't trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?


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

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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

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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