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.

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.

"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.

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