Saturday, January 27, 2018
Series Connection: A Howls Romance
Authors: Milly Taiden and Marianne Morea
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance
Purchase Link: Amazon
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In Her Fairytale Wolf clothing designer Izzy finds a lost dog and upon returning the dog to her rightful owner, Zander, Izzy meets her prince, but after a mix up the two lose touch. Missing the chance to get to know a woman Zander thinks could be his mate, Zander arranges a special "ball" in hopes of finding her.
This story will remind you a little of Cinderella, complete with a Fairy Godmother, evil step-mother and step-sister. This is a quick read with a good story and a non-shifter match making dog.
Isabel Lassiter knows with the right opportunity, her custom couture could rule Tinsel Town. Instead, she’s tied to a boss she both hates and pities, waiting for her chance shine. Lonely, she waits for the right someone to notice and sweep her off her feet.
Zander Petrov has Hollywood and the city of Los Angeles at his feet. Still, he’s never forgotten his shifter roots or his duty to his clan. He knows he has to mate, but in his glittering world a genuine mate is hard to find. The search continues until the day he meets Isabel in this modern twist on a favorite fairytale.
A chance meeting opens the door for everything this Cinderella wants and more, but jealousy and betrayal nearly snatch the happily ever after from her hands. What they didn’t count on was a Prince Charming with a bite.
Title: Year One
Series Connection: Chronicles of the One
Author: Nora Roberts
Series Connection: Chronicles of the One
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Paranormal, Dystopian, Witchcraft
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Just an ordinary New Year's Eve for a family when a deadly flu breaks out. It begins with just one man but within a few weeks the flu has taken out nearly half the world's population. Leaving those left behind reeling not only with the death of those they loved, but also a whole new changed world.
The world changes in more ways than just the devastation of death, but soon those alive begin to realize they have other powers of the supernatural kind and have to learn to deal with the. Some are good and with the good come the bad. Evil supernaturals that kill for pleasure. With them are also those that have no special abilities, but also kill for pleasure.
Finding the good isn't easy.
The story follows the lives of several different groups of friends and families and what they do to survive in this new world.
This story is like nothing you've ever read from Nora Roberts before, so if you are looking for a love story, this book isn't for you. Although there is a recurring couple in the book, the story more revolves around the description of the new world. This book is much more like a
dystopian/magic story than anything else. It is well written and it kept me interested to the point that I read it through the night three nights in a row and stayed up way too late. Even with said there are those who won't like this book because it isn't what they would expect from the author and not their type of story.
A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…
It began on New Year’s Eve.
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.
Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.
As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.
In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.
The end has come. The beginning comes next.
Series Connection: The MacKellen Alphas - Book 1
Author: T.A. Grey
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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When Alicia rushes to defend a fellow pack mate with out thinking she is forced by her Alpha to go to present herself to another Alpha to see if he will choose her for his mate. When she arrives she quickly realizes that this isn't going to be an easy introduction. Blindfolded and tied up she works hard not to let her terror show, and she will fight as hard as she can to make sure she makes it out of this mess in one piece.
Over time she realizes that it isn't malice the new Alpha, Gavin, intends to her, but to hide himself from her. As she gets to know him Alicia's curiosity gets the better of her and she realizes she likes Gavin more and more.
New Alpha Gavin is looking for a mate, but hasn't found anyone within the pack, so he looks to other packs. When Alicia comes to him, Gavin is immediately intrigued by her and knows she's for him, but there is problems within his pack that puts everyone in danger.
Pretty good mystery story leaves you trying to figure out who the bad guys are. I wonder if the story could have been reworked without using the shifter storyline because aside from adding the pack mentality it doesn't really play out much in the story. Otherwise well written and the story kept my interest until the end.
One look will change their lives forever.
Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.
However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon. Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as allusive as a squirrely fox, but Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.
Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has him damn stunned speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. As a relationship forms, love threatens to grow between them but Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept him or will she turn her back on him?
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Title: Having Her Enemy’s Secret Shifter Baby
Series Connection: Howls Romance
Author: Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix
Genre: Series Romance, Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance
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On spring break just before graduation, werewolf shifter Jane does something completely out of character for an Alpha’s daughter. She has a one night stand with a stranger. The consequences of the one night changes all her plans to move away from the pack and live the rest of her life in the human world.
Heading home with her tail between her legs turns out to be a lot worse than she thought.
Ever since his one night stand months earlier Alpha werewolf Reese has had his hands full with his pack and issues with the neighboring Alpha. Even so he can’t stop thinking about his night with one she-wolf.
It isn’t the most opportune time when the two meet again. Will these two get their happy ever after.
This is a very quick Howls series romance that I read in one foggy Saturday afternoon. Still there was a lot packed into a short novel. Celia Kyle has become one of my favorite authors. Her heroines are always a little sassy and the hero are tough and sexy. I couple of times we saw Jane’s own alpha come out and play, but I would have liked to have seen a her enact a little female alpha justice toward the end, but all and all it was a good quick read.
She’s pregnant and he’s determined to have her under his roof and in his bed...no matter the cost!
Reese can’t get the delectable she-wolf Jane Coleman out of his mind. They shared one passionate night on a Ft. Lauderdale beach and she disappeared by morning. He should forget her, but his wolf won’t let him dismiss the memories of her silken skin, lush curves, and seductive smile.
Even as he fights to keep his lands out of the hands of a rival pack, he can’t suppress his constant craving for the female werewolf. The last place he expects to find the alluring stranger is at the side of his sworn enemy—her father.
He should crush her father and walk away, but one sniff changes Reese’s plans. Jane is pregnant with his pup and he will have them both!
This book is part of the Howls Romance line. Classic romance with a furry twist...
Series Connection: Howls Romance and Orino Security
Author: Reina Torres
Genre: Series Romance, Shifter Romance, Bear Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Being in the fashion industry is a tough business, but when she wants to become a trend setter, Natale Durante may have taken on more than she thought she was getting into. After receiving threatening letters her father hires a security firm to keep her safe, but one look at Salvatore Orsino and Natale is sure she isn’t going to be safe at all and not because the big gorgeous man can’t keep her safe. The question is is her heart safe?
The bear in Salvatore know right away that Natale is his, but can he keep her alive to claim her?
So far the many authors that have contributed to the Howls romance series has not disappointed yet and this book is no exception. This book contains hot wild love scenes, a little bit of mystery, danger and intrigue and one (or three) growly bears. Plus I love the fresh face on the cover of this book. He perfect for the part of Salvatore.
The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.
It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… she’s his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natale’s curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. He’ll have to set aside his bear’s need to mark her until he’s eliminated the threat to her life. Once she’s safe, he’ll turn all his energies convincing her that he isn’t after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.
Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her family’s legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the same—curves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguard—Salvatore Orsino. He’s over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she can’t afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.
Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?