Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Romance Book Review: Selena Kitt's Dragon Sass

Dragon Sass
Author: Selena Kitt
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Dragon Romance, Mythical/Magic Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

As a special edition to Milly Taidens' Sassy Mates series, Selena Kitt will soon be offering "Dragon Sass". Taking fans back to Blue Creek, meet Kai a thousand plus year old dragon that hasn't been able to shift into his dragon form since he lost his heart in more than a than a thousand years.

Today dragons into immortality, but they can't shift. In modern day, Kai leaves a peaceful life in Blue Creek. He is friends with the local wolf pack, but generally keeps to himself. That is until his friend Barb tries to match him with a young woman friend of hers. 

Jules really isn't interested in meeting a man right now, even a man as handsome as Kai. Right now she has to work hard to keep her ranch from falling into bankruptcy and help her ever needy best friend.

When an old enemy of Kai's comes to Blue Creek to reek havoc on the town, everyone must pull together to save the shifters of the world. 

For more information on this series see Selena Kitt's website and Milly Taiden's site

Blue Creek needs a dragon. There’s only one problem—they don’t exist anymore. Or do they?

Kai is just trying to live the quiet life of a billionaire recluse. He might still like spicy food and spicy women, but he sacrificed his dragon’s heart over a thousand years ago and hasn’t been able to shift since. 

But Kai’s old nemesis, Nigel, has come back—from the dead—and the old Necromancer has his sights set on the wolf shifters. Nigel is wreaking havoc all over Blue Creek and, unfortunately, the only thing that can kill him is dragon fire. 

It’s feisty, orphaned horsewoman Jules, whose therapeutic ranch is in serious financial trouble, who holds the dragon’s heart—and she doesn’t even know it.

But renowned shifter-matchmaker Barb Wolfe knows—and this is the most important match she’ll ever make. The whole town, and maybe the entire shifter race, depend on it.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Romance Book Review: Paul Lonardo's Enchanted Desire

Enchanted Desire 
Author: Paul Lonardo
ISBN Digital: 978-1-5092-0924-8
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystical Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Ever since her miscarriage nothing in her relationship with her boyfriend David has not been the same. All she can think of is how she wants out of her relationship with him. The on her annual Black Friday shopping spree with her sister, Shana meets a mysterious man. One who is about the change her world. Kenny is an American Indian who teaches Shana about his world through just one short visit. That night she experiences a strange encounter with him, but was he really there with her or was it a strange supernatural tribal ritual?

Different from many of today's erotic romances, Paul Lonardo weaves a tale of mystery, Native American Heritage and eroticism that might just knock your socks off. This is the first book I've read by this author and I will say that the theme was so different from many erotic romances, I'd be interested in checking out some more of his titles. You'll have to give it a try to see what you think.

One other note: Form what I've seen on his Amazon list, it seems that Paul Lonardo has a wide selection of novels to choose from. Not only does he write romance, but also other non-fiction, fiction and biographies. 


I had my life all planned out...until I met him. Kenny Honana is sexy and alluring. Mysterious. I'd always been drawn to the Native American heritage, and now I found myself dream-deep in a supernatural tribal ritual. Little did I know, his vision quest would involve me in a sexual odyssey beyond my wildest dreams. But when the quest is over...what becomes of us?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Romance Book Review: Emma Allsyn's Bear Queen

Bear Queen
Author: Emma Allsyn
Series Connection: Royal Bears
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Queen Izobelle is a little bored and looking for someone to take on a little romp. Since her husband betrayed her years ago, Izo doesn't trust easily and isn't looking for a mate. Now some hunk of a bear/man like Clan Chief Malvin Dacus might be fun for a night, but a little too complicated to get involved with for Izo's taste. 

Malvin is at the Queen's kingdom in hopes for a rich mate to help but some much needed money into his own kingdom. He first thought of mating Izo's daughter, but it turned out she was already taken. Now he wouldn't mind spending some time with the mother. 

It isn't until Malvin spends some time with Izo that he realizes she just might be his mate, but while he's trying to figure out how to court the Queen of a neighboring land, Malvin's sister is out for Melvin's seat as ruler and she will do almost anything to get it. 

This is book three of this series, but it is the first I've read. It didn't seem that I'd missed too much, aside from the first meeting of the Izo and Dacus. That doesn't mean that it wouldn't be best to read the first two book to the series before moving on the third. 

I loved the Queen. Izo has a little wild in her. There is nothing demure about her. She's also willing to fight for her male. Malvin is a young hunk of a man. He has a lot of worries, but is still out to have a good time. The two together are dynamite. Neither is calm and both area alpha and rulers in their own right. This book is more of a fun romp, than a sweet romance. 

The Bear Queen has a fence around her heart. The Alpha Clan Chief has an ax to chop it down. Their enemy lurks, waiting for an opportunity to strike...

Izobelle Sahakian, a Bear Queen renown for her beauty and wit, rules Casakraine with an iron fist. She struggles not to succumb to her desire for the most unsuitable alpha male at court- the leader of a foreign country.

Malvin Dacus, Clan Chief of Talogroth, must seduce a rich bride to save Talogroth. His mission derails when a matebond sparks to life with the headstrong Queen.

But difficulty casts a shadow over their wary, intense courtship. Malvin must end the rebellion of his older sister before she rallies the Clans against him or has him killed. Izobelle may help- but first she has to learn to trust. Will she accept their bond before it's too late, or will the dark side of her past destroy her final chance at happiness?

This is a steamy paranormal bear shifter romance with adventure, court intrigue and family dynamics for readers who enjoy reading about strong, complex heroines and fierce, protective alpha males. 3rd in the Royal Bears series, includes opportunity to download a bonus Happily Ever After short story at the end.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Rendan

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Dragons of Preor
Genre: Scifi Alien, Dragon Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

Preor dragon Rendan came to earth with his fellow Preors to find mates after females of their kind were mostly killed in war. Now the Preors search for mates that they can bond with. As Offense Master Rendan is a warrior and protector of his people. When he meets his mate Carla, he is in the process of finding a warrior partner and in need of medical attention from the ceremony the Preor Offense Master goes through to find one. 

Carla is a nurse who has been hired by the Preor to help take care of human mates who have become pregnant. She never thought she would meet her mate on the Preor ship, but when she realizes the position that her mate holds she isn't at all happy to be mated. She swore she would never get involved with a military man just like her father and Rendan appears to be just like him. 

Now that he has found his mate Rendan can't let her go and needs to figure out how to make her his. 

As usual, Celia Kyle has a knack for world building and sci-fi fans will love the future earth. This book adds to the other books, but showing more information on how much the world has changed. One of the most fun was when she describes how Carla is excited about the chance to was dishes because she gets to put her hands in real water during the cleaning process. 

The story includes some suspense as well, as not everyone is happy about Redan's search for a warrior partner and causes a bit of a ruckus.

Violence is never the answer… unless you’re a Preor warrior. 

Rendan sen Tarkan, Offense Master to the Preor Third Fleet, has found his human mate. She is small compared to him, but her curves, delicious scent, and sky blue eyes call out to his soul. He has waited for a female for over two centuries and he will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take her. Even one of his own males. 

One moment Carla was unemployed and the next she was on the Preor battleship, working as a nurse for human-Preor mates. Oh, and the next moment? That was when she found her sexy, alien pink-scaled mate. Then she watched the muscular dragon shifter get beat to hell. And then she was assigned a condo in Preor Tower on Earth. The person in the condo next door? That sexy, alien pink-scaled male. 

Learning about the proud alien warrior isn’t trouble free, but it’s easier than almost dying. Yeah, almost. But the Preor who tried to end her life? Well, he doesn’t quit easily. She only hopes Rendan is there to save her when the alien tries to end her life once again. 

Part of the DRAGONS OF PREOR series: 


Monday, August 15, 2016

Romance Book Review: Emma Allsyn and Starr Huntress' Warrior's Bond

Warrior's Bond
Series Connection: Yadeshi Brides
Author: Emma Allsyn, Starr Huntress
Genre: BBW, Science Fiction, Alien Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Earth of the future is a much different place than today's world. As a single mother of three and with her family background, Zoriah is stuck in her place in society. When her son gets in trouble at school for the third time, she fears her status will change, pushing her small family even more down society's ladder and the worried she won't be able to support her other two children. 

When she finds out her son is getting into trouble purposely to make himself eligible to working with the aliens that now share earth, she is even more concerned. 

With his time almost over on earth and he is chance to go back to his home planet Benyon is sure that his dream of finding a good earth woman to mate will never be realized. That is until he meets the mother of the children he has been mentoring. Unfortunately for Benyon, the children didn't have permission to work with him, so in order to get Zoriah to even spend some time with him, Benyon will have to convince her everything she thinks about the aliens on her planet is wrong.

Quick read with good world building. Great read for science fictions, alien human romance fans. 

Curvy single mom in trouble + elite alien warrior = a chance at the forever kind of love.

Three strikes and he's out. Zoriah's rebellious teenage son is in trouble again- this time, on purpose. She'll do anything to prevent her family breaking up, even allow her children to train for the alien Yadehsi army.

Why raise your sword if you have no mate or family? Elite alien warrior Benyon spends his time on Earth training humans in martial arts. He's come to love the three human children with warrior-spirits, and will do anything to prevent their unhappiness- even if it means going toe-to-toe with their mother- a woman who entices him with her fierce temper, lush beauty and strength of will to raise her children alone.

But she doesn't have to be alone- he won't allow it, not when he's made up his mind she should be his. All he has to do is convince her that alien warriors do it bigger, harder and badder. And when their family is threatened by a spurned would-be lover, Benyon seizes the opportunity to prove his worth. After all, there's more to him than just his big, blue... tattoo.

This is a steamy hot, science fiction romance for readers who love BBW and alpha male alien warriors. Perfect for your lunch break read.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Romance Book Review: Anthology Hot Shifter Nights: Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance

Hot Shifter Nights: Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance
Authors: Emerald Wright, Anna Lowe, Michele Bardsley, Lily Thorn, Isadora Montrose, Marie Mason, Becca Fanning, Emma Alisyn, Lynn Red, Sloane Meyers
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

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What a nice way to check out a variety of authors who focus on shifter stories. Hot Shifter Nights feature 10 short stories form today's paranormal authors, some you may have heard of and some you may just get to experience for the first time. 

Of the 10 stories, I did run into one I had already read, but since I'd enjoyed it the first time, I didn't mind reading it a second time. One story was part of a serial, but peek my interest enough to check out the continuation of the story. 

While I can't say that all the stories are worth a Five Heart Review, but right off the bat, the first story "Damnation" drew me in and got me checking out more stories by Anna Lowe who was a new author to me. 

Another new author to me was Marie Mason. I fully enjoyed "Stranded with the Wolf". 

"Liam's Bride" by Emma Alisyn was the book I had read before and wound up getting the rest of the series to read after I read it the first time. 

Below is a list of all the stories.

Are you ready to feel HOT?

Ten sexy stories to heat up your Kindle. Featuring stories from your favorite paranormal romance authors, including six bears, three wolves & one dragon! 


- Damnation: He hasn't forgotten her, and she hasn't forgiven him.

- Stranded With The Wolf: For months, CEO Jarod McCall has fought his attraction for his curvy secretary. Why? Because she's more than just a office tryst. She's his mate. When an unexpected storm strands them together for the weekend, the big, bad wolf comes out to play. 

- Hunted by the Alphas: When two Alphas fall for a curvy monster hunter, who will end up hunting whom? 


- The Dragon's Wife: She is the key to a mystery eight-hundred-years-old--and a love that has never died. 


- Bearly A Bride: Wounded warrior bear-shifter Troy saved BBW Lisa Marie's twins from drowning. But how can 2 rambunctious cubs and a grieving widow heal this ex-Green Beret's tortured soul?

- Riding Bearback: Sun Valley is in jeopardy. An age old debt has come due and the residents are in danger of losing their home. A Clan of Bear Shifter Cowboys is the only thing standing between the peaceful townsfolk and a pack of ravenous werewolves 

- Liams Bride: Meredith is Liam's mate, but Liam doesn't know his human tenant is also the daughter of his father's killer. When he discovers her secret, will he abandon her and their baby? 

- Shared by the Bear Clan: In wild, ferocious, dangerously passionate dreams, Adriana loses herself nightly to the clutches of three beautiful men who just happen to turn into gigantic bears. 

- A Blaze to Bear: For smoke-jumping bear shifter Ian Reed, a normal day at the office involves hurling himself out of an airplane and into a wildfire. But when his new coworker turns out to be the impossibly sexy Charlotte, can he take the heat?

- SHIFTER: Black Bear: An island to himself, will loner bear-shifter Ryker open his heart to a woman on the run from her abusive spouse?

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Romance Review: Leslie North and Elizabeth Lennox's The Sheik's Desires

The Sheik's Desires
Author: Leslie North, Elizabeth Lennox
ISBN: 9781944078201
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Author

Purchase Link: Amazon

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Get four breath-taking sheik romances from two of your favorite authors - all in the same boxset!

The Sheik’s Challenge by Elizabeth Lennox 
When she sings, she sounds like a cat in heat…but Ana, a brilliant mathematician, stuns and surprises Najid del Sabur, Sheik of Safir. Her bright eyes defy him and her smiles sooth him, while her body makes him lust for her. But can he catch her? Can he convince her that her past won’t hurt their future?

The Prince’s Challenge by Elizabeth Lennox 
She can’t sit still. She’s beaten every nurse and doctor on her floor at cards. And she’s achingly beautiful. But is she friend or foe? Having been caught in the line of fire by a bullet meant for his brother, Prince Jual del Sabur, Minister of Defense for Safir can’t decide if the lovely Sonya was part of the assassination attempt or innocent and just caught by bad timing. All he knows is that he is definitely caught by her startling eyes and her soft sighs as he explores that question. 

The Sheikh's Untraditional Lover by Leslie North
Ultra-traditional and devastatingly handsome Prince Zafar Tadros thinks a business/sports complex is not what is needed for his country—but he believes in helping his family. With the region increasingly doing more business with Western companies, his father Sheikh Ahmadi has ordered this new business/sports complex to be a mix between West and East cultures.

Zafar has decided he will work to integrate as much traditional elements as possible, but Belle Mooney, an innovative American architect has taken her direction from Zafar's father and is going for innovations. The two clash over designs—and only one can win. 

The Sheikh's Stubborn Partner by Leslie North 
With the deadline fast approaching, playboy Prince Adyan Tadros must supervise the only construction company that will take on the job of building the business/sports center in less than six months. The meticulous Edna Abbey has taken over her father's construction company while he recovers from a stroke, and the last thing she wants to do is rush the project. But with attraction between her and the Prince growing everyday, she may be glad for the distraction...

The series includes four stories all about two sets of brother Sheikhs finding love.

Elizabeth Lennox's two stories include stories about half brother Sheikh's, Najid and Jual. Sheikh Najid falls for the young math wiz, Ana. Ana is all for a chance to spend so time with Najid, but a future with the Sheikh in charge of the country isn't something she's sure she's up to.

Jual is all about protecting his family at all cost, but there is something about Sonya that he wants to learn more about. He just can't decide if he should trust her because something about her story is making him think she's hiding something and if she is could she be in on the threat to his brother's life?

The set of books also includes a nice conclusion to Leslie North's Tadros, featuring twins Zafar and Adyan, feature each twin in their own story and the women who are very different from the women they are used to as their love match. I loved Belle's character. She wants so much to prove to her family that she can be her own woman and Prince Zafar is so traditional and conflicted about his feelings for Belle. Even though this is such a short story you still have the chance to really relate to the couple how they find what they need in each other.