Saturday, January 31, 2015

Romance Book Review: Diane Saxon's Short Circuit Time

Author: Diane Saxon
ISBN: 978-1-62916-086-3 
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: The Hartwood Publishing Group, LLC

Purchase Link: Amazon

As a sixteen year old Zaphira was madly in love with her father's assistant. Finally she decides to make her move, and he rejects her. 

Jump ahead eight year in 2086 and Zaphira hasn't seen another human in at least two years. Years before human life was destroyed by illness and as far as Zaphira knows she may very well be the last person on earth because she is immune to the effects of the illness. Before her father died he told her there were other humans out there and they would find her. 

Until then she is all alone, until one day the love of her life and the man who she thought dead eight years before steps out of a bubbling pond, but he isn't exactly as he was eight years ago.

Eight years ago Aiden was Zaphira's father's assistant, a clumsy geek who couldn't get away for Zaphira fast enough the night she kissed him on the lips. Not because he wasn't attracted to her, far from it, but because she was sixteen and he was twelve years older than her. 

Coming back through the worm hole her father sent him through has left Aiden needing help that only Zaphira can give him. Will she learn to trust him or will she and give them both a second chance at love or will these two lonely souls miss their chance. 

I love the fact that author Diane Saxon is feeling her oats and switching sub-genres again, this time to sci-fi romance, and doing a great job of keeping the romance alive. This short, quick read still features, Diane Saxon characteristic strong female lead, that isn't afraid to show emotion and the not so perfect handsome male lead. 


In the year 2086, Zaphira is alone, the last survivor of biological warfare on Earth. Before he died, her scientist father promised other survivors would come. Nobody has. So when a horribly mangled android shows up claiming to be her father’s assistant, Aiden, who has been sent through time to rescue her, she’s both frightened and astounded.

The last time she’d seen Aiden, she’d been sixteen, head-over-heels in love with him, and had literally thrown herself at him, leaving her devastated by his rejection and him running for the hills. The following day, she’d been told of his death.

Eight years later he’s miraculously back, this time asking for her help. Without it, he won’t survive. But can she really put a dead man back together with tweezers?

For Aiden, everything has changed. There are no other humans, no government, and time travel has left his new android body unexpectedly weak and suffering from inexplicable genetic changes in eye and hair color, brought about by his molecular shake-up. Unbelievably, the scientist who sent him is dead, and he must rely on the scientist’s daughter to help him. A woman who he’s not so sure has his best interests at heart.

The last time he’d seen her, Zaphira had been a sixteen year old with a dangerous crush on him and he’d been rocked by the turmoil of his own feelings. Now she’s twenty-four and literally holds his survival in her hands. Too bad everything he does and says seems to annoy her.
Trusting her might be his undoing. But he is left with no choice.

For Zaphira, getting used to the transformation of old Aiden to android Aiden requires a large mental leap. But when android Aiden starts to rebuild his human form to a new and improved standard, things start to get tricky.

The Aiden she loved as a little girl was her father’s nerdy assistant. The new Aiden is hot. But are her feelings as strong eight years later or are they simply a cherished memory?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Lorelei

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Alpha Marked
ISBN: 9781680399981
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Werewolf Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

Book five of the Alpha Marked series finds the second of the Twynham sisters to be found at the gathering. Although the Twynham sisters are related to the Wickham sister, their side of the family does not know anything about their heritage or that werewolves even exist. When Lorelei sudden finds herself zapped from the firing range to the Gathering hotel hallway with nothing but her little pink gun she doesn't have any idea what is going on and has to use her whits to get her through the ordeal.

It isn't until she meets her hunky mates that she first gets an idea of what is happening, but not everyone wants the Lorelei to find her Warden werewolf mates. And what has happened to her youngest sister?

Ever since I first started reading Celia Kyle's stories, I've enjoyed all, but this one gets a few points off. I wanted to see more of the authors usual rumor and free flowing spirit run through the story line, and I felt we didn't really get a chance to get enough detail about all the characters. We learn a lot about Dylan, the strong, not so self assured mate and his past, but what about Zeke, besides being the easygoing wolf. Even what we learn about Lorelei is limited as more story is based on what could have happened to the third sister Paisley.

However, these books must be read in sequence and maybe we will learn more in book six and Paisley's story.

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

Lorelei is a hint over thirty—nobody better ask how much of a hint—and isn’t sure why the hell she’s been magically hauled to the land of werewolves. But she has. Which sucks. At least they stole her while she was at the gun range. Go Pink Pistol of Doom! So, they stole her, she stole a cell phone in return, and all is crazy in her new werewolf-laced world. It gets even crazier when, 1—she discovers her sisters have been kidnapped, too, and 2—werewolves are sexy as all get out. Lorelei is determined to come to her sisters’ rescue and well, see what Dylan and Zeke have to offer.

Dylan and Zeke can’t believe they’ve found their mate. Even though word was passed around that Wardens can have mates, they never thought they’d find theirs. And yet, here she is. Lorelei—gorgeous, lush, and curved in all the right places—calls to their magic and heats up their wolves. They want to lick her from head to toe… together. And they will, once they get that little gun out of her hands. Hell, maybe she could keep it. She is sexy even when she threatens their lives.

They found her and now they’re gonna mate her… as soon as they take care of the powerful five families threatening to take Lorelei from them. Blood may be involved. Sucks to be those guys.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Romance Book Review: Amira Rain's Mated To The Dragon Of Manhattan

Author: Amira Rain
ISBN-13: 978-1503230934
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Dragon Shifter Romance
Publisher: Amira Rain

Purchase Link: Amazon

One second Brette is heading into the bank vault at work and the next she finds herself in a plush lobby with security guards placing a gun to his head. Learning what happens to her is out of this world. 

Falling into a parallel world Brette learns that in another dimension Manhattan is run by a dragon shifters lord, a very sexy lord. 

Immediately Brette realizes that Lord Truman Stone is someone she could easily fall in love with. 

From the start Truman knows that Brette is innocent, but for the safety of his people he has to follow the rules. After spending some time together both Brette and Truman begin to have feelings for each other, but not everything is smooth sailing for the couple. 

A little long winded on dialog, but this story has some good lovin' and a lot of action with handsome shifter dragons and damsels working to become brave companions. 

"A Unique Spin On Dragon Shifter Romance Stories.." 

Curvy bank teller Brette Morgan has lived in New York City most of her life and she thinks she has seen it all. 

That is until one day she stumbles upon something she shouldn't have and she finds herself kidnapped and handed over to Lord Truman Stone, a devilishly handsome dragon shifter. 

He claims there is a whole different side to New York City that she does not know about and that it is he who truly rules Manhattan. However, now that she has discovered he exists he suggests he has no choice but to kill her. 

That is, unless she can prove she is worthy of being his mate... 

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Disclaimer: This is a COMPLETE paranormal dragon shifter romance novel No cliffhangers! Also, contains scenes of a sexual nature. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Sassy Mates Series

Sassy Mates Series
Milly Taiden

Meet the Wolfe brothers. The brother's mother Barbara is ready to become a grandmother, but her sons are taking their time getting mated and having children. The Wolfe's are shifter wolves and brothers Aric, Nathan, Jake and Mason all have known their mates for years, but have waited for the ladies to be ready to take on who they are. 

On the night of one of the pack's scenting ceremony Barbara and her daughter Ellie get the girls to the ceremony and then let nature take its course. When the brothers find their mates in the woods, anything can happen.

Scent of a Mate
ISBN-13: 978-1492771197

Purchase Link: Amazon

In the first story, Aric has known his mate Jordan for years and knew that she needed to grow and become her own woman before taking her for his mate. Now is his chance to convince Jordan their time is right. 

Young school teacher Jordan has had a mad crush on Aric, her best friend's older brother for years, but he's way out of her league, or so she thinks until Aric starts to pursue her. Jordan hasn't had much luck with love or commitment. Her own parents took off on her when she was young. Since Aric is interested she take him on for as long as she can. 

Jordan and Aric 

An alpha looking to claim his curvy, sassy mate is about to learn it's not as simple as a bite. 

Mission: Scent a Mate
Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up. 

Mission: Stake a Claim
Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate. 

Mission: Survive an Alpha
When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever. 

Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions.

A Mate's Bite
ISBN-13: 978-1494841591

Purchase Link: Amazon

On the night of the scenting ceremony Karla runs into her crush Nate in the woods. After a role around the woods things get busy. It isn't that Nate wants to ignore his mate but with the problems in a neighboring pack and the attacks on Jordan, his brother's mate. 

Karla doesn't know whether to trust Nate or not. Her parents were not great role models in relationships. Her mother clung to her father, who really wanted nothing to do with her or their children. So when Nate doesn't follow through after their night in the woods, she doesn't want to be clingy. Little does she know that Nate wouldn't mind her sticking to him like glue. 

Sassy Mates Series Book 2

Mission: Don't fall in love 

After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she'd been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn't been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin. 

Mission: Crack her walls 

She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he'll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing. 

Mission: Embrace the bite 

With Karla's wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla's trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf's promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.

Unexpectedly Mated
ISBN-13: 978-1499371307

Purchase Link: Amazon

Jake Wolfe own a strip club and has a fan club, he's a smooth talker and flirts continuously with Nicole. She thinks he's great for some fun, but can she really trust him with her heart. Why should she, she couldn't be what he wants. 

Jake has waited a long time to get Nic as his mate, but Nic just isn't ready to trust him yet. 

A trip to Vegas with her girlfriends turns into something so much more for Jake and Nic, but although Nic knows she cares for Jake, how can she tell if she really loves him when she doesn't know what love is. 

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take? 

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off. After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She'll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever.

Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

A Sassy Wedding

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sassy Mates Series 3.7 

In this short from the Sassy Mates series, Aric and Jordan are still in Vegas with their friends. Jordan can't stand all the stress in planning her wedding and would love to just get the whole wedding over with their in Vegas and move on to just being married to the man she loves. 

Aric knows just how to take care of his mate and he has a real surprise for her. 

An Alpha and his BBW finally get their walk down the aisle... 

Attention, this is NOT a standalone nor is it a FULL length book. This is a SHORT, meant to be read once Books 1-3 have been read. This short follows the story line from previous books. 

Time to revisit Jordan and Aric. 

With everyone in Vegas for a girl's week, Jordan's stress level goes through the roof with wedding plans, until Aric decides to take matters into his own hands. 

Read about what he does to help Jordan with the wedding. And then, see what happens when Jordan comes face to face with her past. 

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

Romance Book Review: Riley Murphy's A Perfect Holiday

Author: Riley Murphy
ISBN: 978-1493585946
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Riley Murphy

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sidney has always worked to be the good girl her rich parents expect. Just once she'd like to be the bad girl. She gets the chance when she gets the opportunity to spend some quality time with her sexy neighbor.

Forced to take some R&R for a weekend, Riker finds the perfect distraction and a chance to spend time with his cute neighbor Sidney, but soon it turns into more.

Can Sidney move away from being the perfect daughter to spend the perfect holiday and the perfect future with Riker?

Cute holiday story about well developed characters and a hot sexy romance.

What do you get when a good girl looking to bad is left alone at Christmas with a jaded bad boy looking to be good? A Perfect holiday. 

It’s not a matter of what could go wrong when a kindergarten teacher who’s tired of living vicariously through her porn collection is virtually stranded for the weekend with Mr. Sex-on-a-stick. It’s more a question of what could go right. 

Sidney Capp is tired of denying her natural desires to be the quintessential good girl her parents expect her to be. So when the holidays arrive, and she’s free of her folks breathing down her neck for the weekend? She’s drunk with power. Probably why when the opportunity to be a little bad presents itself, she doesn’t hesitate, but dives all over him. 

Riker Mitchell thinks being forced into some much needed R&R for a few days is going to kill him until he inadvertently discovers his sexy but shy neighbor is secretly into watching porn on the weekends. Apparently, he isn’t the only one with erotic ideas on the brain. Little does he know, the hottie in two B is determined to turn her sizzling dreams into a sensual reality. On a regular day, with a regular girl, he would have been the first to sign up, but with this little innocent? No matter how tempting it might be, he’s not going to take advantage of her…unless she can persuade him to do the wrong thing.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Romance Book Review: Hazel Gower's Winning Her Love

Author: Hazel Gower
Series Connection: Douglas Family (First book)
ISBN: 9781940744575
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Link: Beachwalk

Rugby player Chad Douglas has had a thing for Lana Cage since she was too young for him to even consider. When she turned 18 the two had a night that he couldn't forget, but the next morning Lana disappeared and moved to England to live with her mother. Gone for three years Lana comes home with a baby girl, but Chad isn't deterred, he has waited for her to come home and now that she's here nothing is going to stop him. 

Lana brings her baby girl home to Australia to live after spending the past several years living in England with her family. Her daughter has started asking who her daddy is, but Lana can't remember. She knows that the child was conceived at a part at her best friend's brother's housewarming party a week before she left for England. So embarrassed by her behavior that night she has avoided seeing Chad and his sister since she left, but now she can't avoid it any longer. 

On the cusp of a new budding relationship the mystery to Lana's baby's father is revealed and to every one's surprise. Can they all live with the revelation?

This is the first non-paranormal book by Hazel Gower that I've read and she doesn't disappoint. Despite the celebrity rugby player and the woman who can't remember after drinking too much the characters are interesting and real. The little girl plays for some good comic relief. 

It looks like this will be a start of a new series although the author doesn't series connect this story on the cover.  

Can love survive when surprises are revealed? 

Chad Douglas has been in love with his younger sister's best friend for years, but he's kept his distance—their age difference, his rising rugby career, and uncertainty standing in his way. However, a drunken night together allows Chad to believe that maybe there is a chance, only for everything to come crumbling down when he wakes to find Lana gone. 

After living in England for the past three years, Lana Cage moves back home to Australia. The night before she left Australia for England is a blank memory, but on her arrival home, the consequences end up being a surprise for both her and Chad. 

Desperate for another chance at love, can Chad and Lana have their happily ever after once the surprise is revealed? Or will trust be lost and their lives forever changed? 

Content Warning: this book contains one tough rugby player who knows exactly what he wants and is determined to get it.