Monday, October 27, 2014

Romance Book Review on Anthology On the Growl

Author: Celia Kyle, Lynn Red, Jessica Sims, Flora Dare, Marina Maddix
ISBN: 9781941122068
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Rising Books

Purchase Link: Amazon

Five stories, some from various author series, featuring strong sassy females and shifting alpha males. The best of the five, features Brenna, an accountant who after breaking up with her boyfriend of two years goes out for a few drinks. On her way home she is bitten by what she thinks is a dog. When she goes to her friends, a local vet, to be patched up she realizes all is not what she always thought and their are shifters in the world. What is even crazier is that suddenly her boss is all over her declaring they are mates and he's the alpha of the local werewolves.

In other stories...
In Lynn Red's a quirky rabbit shifter is in love with her dentist, who just happens to be a bear shifter. When he kisses her in his office, she knows nothing will be the same again. Then everything goes even more out of control, when her dentist tells her he's moving out of town to take another job.

In Jessica Sims' tale a young college student is suddenly turned into her lion by a guy she went on a date turning her whole life upside down. Suddenly she is exiled to Alaska and dumped by the guy who said he wanted to spend his whole life with her. Now she's stuck with his family who apparently are going to make a decision about the rest of her life, until the clan's beta steps in and helps out. Now it is crunch against time, if she can hold off shifting for three days she can go on with her life, or she is stuck being the beta's mate forever.

After being in a plane crash, wolverine Jena finds herself with a slimy shifter, whom she assumes in a jackal, an injured pilot and two hunky bear shifters in Flora Dare's story. As the group work to set up camp until rescue arrives she learns some things about the men in the group she wished she hadn't heard. Along with that she can't help but be attracted to the sexy werebears, and when they show an interest in her, Jena starts to wonder if they could be mates.

And finally in Marina Maddix's story Katie is a small house cat suddenly being chased down by her jaguar shifter boss when she is rescued by the hotel's sexy lawyer and guest Arnaud, an owl shifter. Katie knows that hotel rules say she isn't allowed to get involved with guests, however how can she resist her mate. As for Arnaud, he never thought he would find a second mate, after his first died several years ago, but something about Katie just draws him in, but rules are rules.

From a pack of your favorite NYT and USAT best-selling paranormal romance authors comes a collection of ALL NEW novellas that will make you howl, scratch and bite... and leave you roaring for more!

Love comes in all shapes and sizes. No surprise there, right? Passionate, wild, hungry, dripping, salty, sweaty, steamy; falling in love is the best thing in the world.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a bunny with curves, a brand new werewolf without much clue what’s happening, a feisty wolverine shifter, a fun-loving house cat or a were-tigress with a short temper for obnoxious men, there’s a big, protective, incredible alpha for everyone... or in some cases, two of them!

Except... sometimes, it gets complicated. Mysterious and magical resorts, dangerous rogue wolves, dentists that get just a little too excited and start growing hair in funny places, a couple of bears who might be terrorists, and a tiger with a bad attitude?

Gulp. Things could get REAL complicated.

In places where the only rules are Pack rules; in towns where shifters and witch doctors rub shoulders; on exotic vacations where only eagles dare, and on planes where a wolverine shifter is sandwiched between two of the sexiest bears she’s ever imagined, you’ll never have more fun, or get more steamy, seductive, incredible paranormal romance in ONE PLACE at ONE LOW PRICE.

From our pack to yours, enjoy these incredible novellas, and keep howling for the moon!

Waking Up Were by Celia Kyle
What’s a gal to do when a dog bite isn’t a dog bite and her boss makes her want to howl at the moon? Keep him.

Bear Your Teeth by Lynn Red
A slightly clutzy rabbit-shifter and a big, bad bear of a dentist will take you along on a steamy, hilarious ride you’ll never forget!

Tiger by the Tail by Jessica Sims
Were-tiger Adrian Merino is determined to see the newest shifter on the block, Mandy, become his mate. But it's got to be her idea first...

Bears Repeating by Flora Dare
It takes double the werebears to handle one cranky wolverine in this menage romance.

To Screech His Own by Marina Maddix

It may be against the rules, but when a hot eagle shifter lands at an exclusive resort, one employee really wants to ruffle his feathers. What’s a curvy kitty to do?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Romance Book Review: Ella Jade's The Weekend Surprise

Author: Ella Jade
Series Connection: A sequel to Weekend Proposition
ISBN: 9781940744445
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Link: Beachwalk Press

Curiosity getting the better of her, Sammy decides to peak in on the infamous Cannon wedding. She really doesn't want to crash the wedding she just hopes for a glance at the society couple. Instead what she gets is a chance meeting with the brother of the groom, Tyler, and what might shape up to be her own happier ever after, as long as no one knows what she was really doing in the hotel bar that evening.

Tyler has always been a playboy, but just recently he's decided the idea of settling down like his big brother is doing might be a good idea. When he meets Sammy he can't believe that he might have just met the perfect woman. That is until his brother steps in suspicious of Sammy's actions and sets Tyler's world upside down. 

This is the total romance package. Tyler, the playboy, turns out to be a totally romantic hunk. He can definitely turn on the charm and Sammy falls for it hook, line and sinker. Her secret reason for checking out the Cannon wedding makes no difference anymore. She might be just a little too sweet for my taste, but Sammy fits the role she's playing. This book is definitely a good read for those with a little romance in mind.

A chance meeting or a calculated encounter? Someone is in for a surprise.

Brooklyn Conservatory student Sammy Falcone lives a quiet and modest life. She's busy studying classical music, playing her cello, and trying to make ends meet. After she learns of her deceased mother's secret that may involve the Cannon family, she heads to a wedding to catch a glimpse of the privileged clan, never expecting to come face-to-face with them.

Tyler Cannon must abandon his wild, partying ways and step up to help his brother Spencer run the family advertising business. When he meets Sammy at his brother's wedding he's immediately taken by the reserved beauty. Her innocence and simple lifestyle intrigue him enough to become a one-woman man.

Sammy is drawn to Tyler's charm and the attention he shows her. Once she gets to know him, the secrets of her mother's past are no longer important. The problem is Spencer has been suspicious of her from the beginning. Will Spencer's overprotectiveness of his family ruin her chances with Tyler? And if the truth comes out, will Sammy be able to convince Tyler that she never meant his family any harm?

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Romance Book Review: Rhyannon Byrd's Making His Move

Author: Rhyannon Byrd
Series Connection: A When it Happens Novella
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: self-published

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sophie Ward is a geeky, genius scientist who has a big crush on the labs security chief and friend Chris Riley. When her friend convinces her to take a chance and tell Riley how she feels, the situation turns bad and she loses her nerve. She can't believe it when Riley chases after her.

Chris Riley has had the hots for Sophie since he met her, but he didn't want to scare her away so he works on becoming her friend until she can get to know him. Without even thinking he goes after her and decides its time to make his move.

When the two finally get together it takes time for Riley to convince Sophie that he really wants her, but once he does the two are can't get enough of each other, until everything falls apart and Sophie can't believe what is happening.

A very quick erotic love story about two completely opposite people who fall completely for each other. This is one of those stories where you want to read more so I would have to shave off some points for that, but overall it had a great story and good characters.

The Genius

Sophie WARD is a scientist with the looks of a geek and the fantasies of a hot-blooded siren. She’s wanted security expert Chris Riley from the moment he first came to work at the Blackwood Research Institute that houses her lab. And the more she’s gotten to know the gorgeous bad boy, the more she’s fallen into lust with him. But despite the encouragement of her best friend, Sophie has never had the guts to ask him out. Until the day a fateful fortune cookie sets the ball rolling....

The Hunk

Chris RILEY is a man who knows what he wants...and it’s Sophie Ward. But circumstances have kept them apart for too long, and now his need for the adorable scientist is at the breaking point. She’s so shy, there’s no telling how she might react to the things he wants from her. Hell, she could even turn him in for sexual harassment. But none of that is enough to keep Chris from hungering for Sophie, and his patience is running thin....

The Moment

When a mishap finally brings their mutual attraction out into the open, the scorching intensity of their desire is enough to burn them to ash. But will they be able to make something of the wreckage when Chris’s past rears its ugly head? Or will they lose the best thing they’ve ever found?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Geek Bearing Gifts

Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance; Paranormal Dating Agency

ISBN-13: 978-1502330819
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Bear Shifter Romance
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

After watching her cousin meet and fall in love with two shifters Nita's decided to take a chance and sign up with the Paranormal Dating Agency. The owner of the agency promises to find her the perfect mate and sends her on a weekend date with a bear shifter. 

Bear shifter Ky can't believe his eyes when he wakes up after being hit on the head in his own home. The woman of his high school dreams is standing above him. Ky remember Nita from his time when he was a skinny shy teenager and he fell in love with her. When his sister first told him she set him up with a date from the Paranormal Dating Agency he wanted nothing to do with it now he can't wait to thank his sister for all her help. 

Cute story about two formally insecure teens who fell in love but lost contact and now have a second chance when they are both much more secure about who they are and looking to settle down with someone who can understand them. This is the second book in the Paranormal Dating Agency series. This story can be read separately from the first book in the series, but they do have connecting characters. 


Nita Islas wants to find love. She's tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn't expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel. 

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He's sure he's died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she's doing there, but he's sure as hell not letting her leave. 

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there's problems with Ky's neighboring clan and he's keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart...forever. 

Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (dirty dirty dirty sex), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with a hot bear on one curvy sarcastic girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Romance Book Review: Calista Kyle's The Wager

Author: Calista Kyle
Series Connection: Wagered Hearts Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Calista Kyle

Purchase Link: Amazon

Dragged to a society event by her best friend, Lily would rather be anywhere else but at this party. When a drunk patron makes a pass at her and she speaks her mind loud enough for everyone to hear, she doesn't realize she draws attention to herself from many ball goers, but also billionaire Roman.

When Roman runs into a competitor who won a car he was interested in, he gets wrapped up in a bet that involves a woman at the ball who is so far out of her element she's drawn attention to herself. In a moment of complete arrogance he bets his friend he can get Lily to fall in love with him within a month.

With the bet on, Roman sets out to seduce Lily, but has he found more than he bargained for?

I love the Cinderella type story. Lily's low self-esteem about her body doesn't mean she's not a fighter, she's learned to handle herself over the years. Roman has let his money build his arrogance. When the two meet they really compliment each other, which is the best part about this book. The conflict, of course the bet and what happens when Lily finds out. That was kind of the predicable part of the book. I was a little disappointed with the end, but over all this is a really good book for an afternoon read.

A Bookworm 

Lily Hayward doesn’t do parties, doesn’t like attention, and she definitely doesn’t date. This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famous. 

When her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her, Lily reluctantly agrees. All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone’s head off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Lily causes a bit of a stir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her. 

...and a Billionaire 

Roman Conrad is rich, bored and too handsome for his own good. He’s never had a problem attracting women. When he sees Lily at a charity gala, she’s already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess. Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acquaintance, he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him. 

What he never expected was that he would be the one in danger of falling in love. 

The Betrayal 

After a painful past, Lily is gun-shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone. She suspects Roman may be too good to be true, but against her better judgment, she can’t help being drawn to him anyway. 

She has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way, but fate has other plans. After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apart? 

Wagered Hearts Series 

Book 1: The Wager 
Book 2: The Risk 

Book 3: The Game

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Romance Book Review: Eliza Gayle's Lucas

Author: Eliza Gayle
Series Connection: Southern Shifters
ISBN: 978-1463500757
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Create a Space/Eliza Gayle

Purchase Link: Amazon

Kira is a psychic on her way to California when she suddenly gets a vision that the man she's been dreaming of for the past few days is being held captive. She isn't sure if it is true or not but the one thing she does know is that this man is her mate and if she doesn't find him soon she'll start to go mad and her clan will be forced to kill her.

When she realizes where he is being held she searches him out and rescues him, but now what. If she mates with him she go against the laws of her clan and if she doesn't she's dead anyway.

Lucas doesn't realize what is happening to him. He's been kidnapped, by who he doesn't know. Now he's being rescued and he isn't sure whether or not he should trust the woman. Why should he for all he knows she's working for the kidnappers. The only thing he does know is that he can't keep his hands off the woman and all he wants is to have her in any way he can and then ditch her somewhere. But she knows more than she should about his kinds and he can't just leave her behind.

I've finally had a chance to sit down and begin to read the first part of the Southern Shifter's series. This is book one. I've already read Bad Kitty, book four, Be Were, book five and Shiftin' Dirty, book six. All of the books can be read on their own, but starting from the beginning gives an idea of the rules of the Southern clans. A lot of detail on the rules of the clan on in this first set, by the time Bad Kitty comes along many of the rules have been broken a few times already. You wouldn't even recognize that Bad Kitty was part of this series.

Lucas is a good start to the series, both characters are strong on their own and push the relationship to the limits. Lucas is a short quick read that I wish was a bit longer, but the story continues in book two with Kane's story and helps to clear up some lose ends.

Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she's never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn.

As the Guardian of his shape-shifting clan, Lucas Gunn lived a quiet, solitary life. Until he was kidnapped, examined, and tortured. Now imprisoned, his only tie to the outside world is the memory of his dreams and the passionate woman who appears nightly in them. He thought she was nothing more than a vision. Then she came for him.

An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won't be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle's sensational Southern Shifter Series. Passion and Pride. Duty and Danger. In the end, there's really only one choice...for Lucas.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Romance Book Review: Mona Ingram's Between a Jock and a Hard Place

Author: Mona Ingram
Previously titled: Blogging From the Heart
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mona Ingram

Claire has never been much of a hockey fan, but in a family, friends and a home town where hockey rules above all she can't get away for it. After getting run over by a cyclist in the park, Claire is rescued by a handsome stranger, John. Immediately she is taken with John and the best part is no hockey is involved.

Jack is so excited when he meets Claire in the park. She doesn't recognize him and he tells her a little white lie by saying his name is John in hopes she doesn't realize that he is a famous hockey player. Through a series of secrets and misperceptions their relationship begins to unravel before it has even begun.

During it all separate friends ask Claire and Jack to write an anonymous column on their controversial and differing opinions about violence in hockey.

The is a sweet romance story featuring two people looking for love but so far apart on the issues important to them making it hard to see if they will be able to see eye to eye on the issues. The one thing they can agree on is their attraction to each and the relationship that is building between them.

Even though she's surrounded by hockey-crazed family and friends, Claire doesn’t follow the Vancouver Canucks. Her brother has played hockey all of his life and has a promising career in the minors, but that’s as far as her interest goes. So when she meets a large, handsome man with a broken nose she doesn’t recognize him as a key player for the Canucks. 

Jack is intrigued with the notion of getting to know a woman who doesn’t know who he is; someone who isn’t attracted to him because of his fame. 

When Claire’s brother Cam is injured in a hockey game, she offers to blog anonymously for a local newspaper about the hot-button topic violence in hockey, unaware that Jack will be presenting the opposing view. 

Meanwhile, the attraction grows between Claire and Jack, but can they survive the inevitable clash as they discover each other’s true identity? 

Former Title: Blogging From the Heart

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Romance Book Review: Lola Taylor's Fever

Author: Lola Taylor
Series Connection: Blood Moon Rising
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Lola Taylor

Purchase Link: Amazon

Lonely and looking for love, Danica decides to try online dating, but her first date with one of her online admirers, doesn't exactly turn out as she had planned and she winds up needing to be rescued instead.

To her rescue is Gage, the new werewolf alpha and local king. He realizes quickly that she is his mate, but Danica doesn't know anything about shifter or the supernatural community and he has a lot of quick explaining to do, but will she accept him and lose everything when she walks away.

In a secondary story, Danica's online date turns out to want her dead, but there is much more going on then they know.

I really liked the story and it started well, however toward the end I thought it was really rushing and I wished it could spread the scenes out a bit. So far there are three of the six books planned in the series written. This first book is a free read right now, so check it out while you can.

When the Blood Moon rises, the wolves come out to play… and find their mates. 

Danica has about given up on love. In a last-ditch attempt at finding “the one,” she agrees to a blind date through an online dating service. But instead of finding roses and romance, she finds someone intent on killing her. That is, until the mysterious, brooding Gage shows up to save her…. 

Gage is running out of time to find a mate. If the Blood Moon sets before he can find her, he’ll lose the rank of packmaster - and the peace within the pack - he’s worked so hard to obtain. When he saves a luscious blonde in the parking lot, he has no idea she is his mate - until he Marks her with his touch. 

Determined to keep her safe at any cost, Gage whisks Danica away into a hidden world full of lust, unlikely love, and treachery. Someone’s put a hit on his mate, and he’s hell-bent on finding out who, all while the Blood Moon looms closer, threatening to destroy his chances at true love forever. That is, if something - or someone - doesn’t kill the woman he’s falling for first. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Romance Book Scene: Georgette St. Clair's Lynx on the Loose and Hard as Steele

Author: Georgette St. Clair
Series Connection: Timber Valley Pack
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Georgette St. Clair

Purchase Link: Amazon

In the fourth installment of the Timber Valley Pack, always do right Dash has finally found a crime that lynx shifter Isadora can't talk her way out of. He doesn't know all the facts and he can't quite believe that she would do something so bad, but Isadora seems to be consorting with humans who have been kidnapping and experimenting on shifters. As he and the shifters go after her, he finds out there is a lot he doesn't know about the lynx he's had his eye on for sometime. 

Isadora is off on a mission dodging the shifters and the humans, but she knows her mission most important to the survival of the shifters. When Dash catches up to her, Isadora wishes she could trust him, but she knows that the do-gooder in Dash will require him to turn her in and she can't let that happen with such a threat to other shifters. 

This story was the best so far for this series. I'd been waiting to see how these two opposites would finally attract and the story didn't disappoint. Isadora's feisty character continues to shine through the pages in this installment in the series adding more shades of grey to her character. I even liked how Dash lightens up a bit has he realizes that everything isn't always black and white.


Wolf shifter Dashiel Battle has always known that Isadora Mosswood is a rebel, a rule breaker, a perpetual thorn in his paw...but is she also the greatest traitor that the shifter nation has ever known? Shocking new evidence seems to indicate that she's been secretly collaborating with a group of humans who were conducting experiments on shifters. When she's confronted, Isadora doesn't explain or defend herself - she goes on the run. Dash has no choice but to hunt her down, but as soon as he catches up to her, he discovers that someone's painted a big fat target on both of their hides. Can he keep the fiery tempered lynx shifter alive long enough to bring her to justice, and can he resist his growing attraction to the criminal who's vowed to flout the system for as long as she lives?

Author: Georgette St. Clair
Series Connection: Timber Valley Pack
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Georgette St. Clair

Purchase Link: Amazon

When Roxanne's car goes off the side of the road in a freak snow storm, Steele Battle comes to her rescue, but with a nice goose egg on the top of her head Roxanne is convinced that her handsome savior can't be real. After all he's able to lift her car, tear off the door and pick her big body up and carry her to the road where his car is waiting. 

While the blizzard rages on, Steele takes her to a friend's cabin to wait out the storm and give the young virgin a night she will remember for the rest of her life. After all it is Roxanne's dream and anything can happen. 

Steele knows that he can't keep Roxanne. After all she's a human and there are strict regulation against having shifters having relationships with humans. He just can't resist Roxanne's charms and he knows that this is his only chance with her before he has to have the pack sharman make Roxanne forget she ever met him.

After the weekend of her accident strange things begin to happen to Roxanne even though a year and half has passed Roxanne goes to find Steele Battle to get his help. The only problem is when she gets to Steele, she can't remember how she got there and what she needed his help with. 

Booth Steele and Roxanne are pretty classic characters, but what makes this story interesting is the secondary background story and the continuation of the series. As the storyline heats up the reason for the rules as to why shifters and humans should stay apart becomes more than clear. 

Roxanne has suffered a concussion after a severe bump to the head, but that's okay - she's having the best hallucination ever. It involves being rescued by an incredibly handsome man who can turn into a wolf and lusts after her like no man ever has before. No, really - in her home town, plain, chubby Roxanne was lusted after by no-one. Her handsome shifter hallucination is so hot, she finds herself wishing she'd never recover. 

Steele Battle, wolf shifter, Sheriff of Timber Valley, has met the love of his life - and he must leave her behind, with her memory erased, because she's human and can never know about the existence of his people. A year later, he's still mourning the loss of the woman who captured his heart - when she strolls in to the bar in his remote, out of the way town, which is not on any human map. How did she find him, and what does she want? To keep her safe, Steel has no choice but to hold her captive until the town's shaman returns to erase her memory for good - but will Steele be able to part with the love of his life a second time? 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Romance Book Review: Vivian Arend's Rocky Mountain Heat

Author: Vivian Arend
Series Connection: Six Pack Ranch
ISBN: 978-1-60928-551-7
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Purchase Link: Amazon 

In the first of this long running series readers are introduced to the Coleman family from Canada. This large family of six sons are rough and tumbled cowboys. Some of the books in the series are dedicated to Coleman cousins, that play an active role in the stories.

In book one, Jaxi has decided it is time to finally get the man she has loved all her life. She has lived in the back pocket of the Coleman boys since she was seven years old. She's even dated on of the brothers, but not the one she really wanted, Blake.

Blake is ten years old the Jaxi and although he has wanted her for years, she was always off limits. She was too young and she was also one of his brother's ex. The best thing he could do was avoid her.

When Blake's mother is hurt in an accident, Jaxi takes the chance and moves in to help the family. This is her chance to show Blake she isn't a little girl anymore, but all woman.

But Blake isn't the only Coleman brother interested in Jaxi's affection. Can Blake come to terms with the age difference before he loses a chance with Jaxi forever.

This first book to this series is free. It is a great way to get a look of Vivian Arend's writing style, which is very well executed with hot steamy love scenes, as well as a nice introduction to this series. The series isn't complete yet, with book seven coming out later this month.

Throughout the book I was rooting for Jaxi to achieve her goal. She is a great character--a strong and sassy country girl who knows exactly what she wants and works hard to achieve it. The readers are also introduced to each of the other family members and some of their motivations and personalities. Looking forward to reading the next books in the series.

He's the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her. 

Six Pack Ranch, Book 1
Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble's a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what's a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.

Jaxi has other plans for Blake's hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She's all grown up now and ready to convince him that she's perfect for him. Except he can't seem to see past the big "don't touch" sign that's apparently still hanging around her neck. 

When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake's nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi's brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones. 
That is, if Blake's finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants...

Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride? 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Romance Book Review: Tracy Roger's Employee of the Month

Author: Tracy Rogers
ISBN: 9781940744414
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.

Purchase Link: Beachwalk Press

Their first meeting was by chance and the attraction was hot. Finding out he was her boss didn't stop their no strings affair from getting hotter. Even breaking his own rules, Max couldn't stay away from Holly and so their once a month continued and then the unthinkable happens.

Neither Holly or Max wanted a relationship but when Holly finds out that she's pregnant it sends both Holly and Max into a whole lot of self discovery and give them a chance to chase their own demons away.

Emotion packed story bringing two wounded characters together. Both Max and Holly are strong characters and have enough of their own baggage to go around. I like that in a story like this because it keeps the reader interested in the characters road of self discovery. Not to mention there is plenty of hot sex through the pages of this story. This book is worth a read for that alone.

Some rules are made to be broken…

Rule number 1: No touching
Rule number 2: No kissing
Rule number 3: Never, ever, fall in love

Holly Wilder finds some of those rules pretty difficult to follow during her boss’s visits to present the Employee of the Month award. A relationship between them is prohibited, and even if it wasn’t, Holly has no intention of ever falling in love again. But that doesn’t stop her from craving Max’s touch.

Hotel owner Max Lazzari never expected to break his own rules, especially when they are so important to him. But sexy employee Holly is too hard to resist. Their no-strings, secret arrangement fits in perfectly with his no-commitment plan. A plan to ensure that no woman will ever again have the opportunity to hurt him.

Sizzling nights together mean Holly and Max start looking forward to the monthly visits more and more. Until they are both brought down to earth with a bump—a pregnancy one!

Will rule breaking lead to broken hearts?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some strong language

Romance Book Review: Hazel Gower's Arden's Mate

Author: Hazel Gower
Series Connection: Armageddon Mates
ISBN: 9781940744407 
Genre: Shapeshifter Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.

Purchase Link: Amazon

In order to save his mate's life, Arden has no choice but to bite the woman he has never met and attach himself to her for the rest of his life. Unfortunately with all choice being taken away from her Remy runs as fast as she can to get away from him. 

Remy had always intended to return to Arden and her friends, she just needed some time to adjust to the idea that she would be trapped in the world with the werewolves and their fight with the demon. Just as she is deciding to return home, she runs into demon trouble of her own. Going back home on her own is no longer an option. 

Once back into the fold of her friends and her mate, she must convince everyone she has no plans to run again and get back in every one's good graces. Surprisingly it is Arden to understands Remy from the start and Remy can't help but fall for her sexy mate. 

I loved both Arden and Remy. Despite how possessive Arden is because he worries that he will lose Remy again, she is perfect for him because she won't let him get away with anything. She's strong, sassy and blunt, just what a werewolf fighter needs to accept his life.

While I liked the continuation to the Armageddon Mates story line, and the romance between Arden and Remy, I thought the story was a little disjointed and not up to par with the previous installments to the series, but it kept me interested and waiting to see who comes next in the series. 

Can you run from fate, or is destiny's pull too strong? 

Remy, a young woman with the ability to harness fire, finds herself helping a group of werewolf shifters and other paranormal beings in a battle against demons who want to take over the world. When she is badly injured and on the brink of death, Arden, a werewolf shifter, bites her, giving her supernatural healing abilities. The last thing she expected was for it to also mark her as his mate. With her choices for her life slowly disappearing as it becomes clear what being with Arden will entail, Remy flees. 

Arden is devastated when his mate runs from him. Hope for his future disappears and his wolf takes over, turning him into a feral mess. 

Remy soon realizes she's made the biggest mistake of her life. Returning to the shifters and a changed Arden, Remy has to not only gain their forgiveness but also build their trust in her while helping Arden overcome his feral nature. 

Will Remy be strong enough to be the mate Arden needs or will she let the fire she controls consume her and run again, this time never looking back? 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Romance Book Review, Celia Kyle's Rebecca

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Alpha Marked
ISBN: 9781936950836
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

The forth book in the Alpha Marked series introduces readers to Rebecca, Scarlett and her Wickham sister's long lost cousin. Rebecca's family and the Wickham family split when Rebecca was younger due to an family argument. Without knowing the family history, Rebecca is whisked away to the annual Werewolf Alpha and Warden gathering through magic means.

Rebecca has no idea where she is or how she got there or even that werewolves are real. Thrown into this new world Rebecca meets her cousins again and finds out that she is there because she is a mate for a werewolf alpha pair. Right away she meets Alpha pair Aidan and Carson and they tell her she's their mate.

For 14 years, Aidan and Carson knew they would find and share a mate as an alpha pair. Women has naturally been attracted to Carson's good looks, but when Rebecca clings to Aidan and shies away from Carson, Carson's reaction opens wounds that the three will have to deal with before they can mate for good.

In the meantime, their own issues aren't the only threat the three will need to deal with before they can become alpha mates.

Good story and characters to add to the Alpha Marked series, leading the storyline to continue with Rebecca's side of the family and her own set of sisters.

Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering! Wait… what? 

Rebecca Twynham hates nature, loves a juicy steak, is not Marked, and thinks wolves come in one form: on four feet and with fur. So when she’s hauled to the annual werewolf Gathering by this scary as hell magical vortex, she’s pretty surprised to find out werewolves are real. With that new knowledge, she finds she still hates nature, she’d love a juicy steak, and maybe—she might be—Marked. Well, she doesn’t see a Mark, but she also has heavy scarring from a childhood accident—or was it intentional? Plus, she really wants to climb the gorgeous Alpha Pair, Aidan and Carson, like a tree. Luckily the two hot werewolves wanna sink their roots into her flower and… The nature analogies have gone too far. 

Aidan and Carson have been a strong Alpha Pair for fourteen years. They’re tied together by their bond, and ache to claim a woman as their own. But while Carson has always been the GQ ladies’ man, Aidan has been the afterthought—the heavily scarred and frightening werewolf who’s caused more than one woman to faint. 

When they find Rebecca hiding in the Bad Doggie ballroom, they rejoice that they’ve finally found the one for them. Except with curvaceous, delicious Rebecca, their roles are reversed. Instead of rushing into the arms of sleek and sexy Carson, Rebecca clings to Aidan. Carson should rejoice in her acceptance of Aidan, but jealousy rears its ugly head, destroying their triad before it has a moment to form. 

Then things go from jealousy-driven bad to worse when the five families decide there won’t be any more Wickhams joining the wolfy family trees. 

Oh, right, she forgot that part. Apparently her Wickham cousins are kind of a big deal in werewolf land. Big.