Sunday, April 20, 2014

Angus (The Cursed Clan #2) by Melissa Schroeder - Review


Blurb:
A man who only believes in fact.

Even after everything the Clan has endured, Angus has always held onto his scientific leanings. He isn’t a believer of instant attraction, so, he is surprised by the force of his attraction to Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner. He doesn’t trust her, but she soon become an obsession he can’t seem to shake. 

A woman who defies every logic.


Single mother Maggie comes from a long line of magickal women, but she walked away from that part of her life. When Angus bursts into her life, she tries to ignore the handsome Scot, but soon finds that she needs his protection. She knows he’s not normal, but she never expected him to be the one man who could capture her heart.

A need they could not deny.

As they work together, their need for each other threatens to consume them both. But just as they close in on the next jewel, a new enemy emerges and puts everything they hold dear into jeopardy.


My review:
This isn’t a case of opposites attracting as they have more in common than Angus would like to admit.  I really liked the characters of Maggie and Jack.  Melissa Schroeder has a gift for putting characters in stressful situations and having them come out better and stronger together.  And though Angus isn’t the McLennan my heart goes pitty pat for he is one fine Scot.


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dante's Circle Box Set (Dante's Circle #1-3) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Blurb:

Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? The first three books of the bestselling Dante’s Circle series are now in one place at a special low price. Do you dare enter the world of the realms?

Dust of My Wings – Book 1

When chemist Lily Banner finds a vial of angel dust, angelic warrior Shade Griffin will have to do all in his power to protect the ancient secrets of the paranormals. Only when he finds Lily, his world shifts and his allegiance changes, forcing the ones who want Lily put down to take action. The war between the realms is on the edge of a blade and only Shade and Lily can stop it.

Her Warriors’ Three Wishes – Book 2

Jamie Bennett has known Ambrose Griffin was hers from the moment she knew things that went bump in the night were real. Ambrose has held himself back because he can’t afford to lose anything else. But when Jamie is kidnapped and sent to the hell realm, the warrior angel will not only risk a war to find her, he’ll find his heart—in Jamie and Bailin. When Bailin, a demon from hell, meets the two people who could fill his heart and his soul, he’ll need to fight for something he hasn’t felt in over a century—hope.

An Unlucky Moon – Book 3

Hunter, the wolf from hell’s games, is finally ready to mate with Becca. If only Becca were ready to forgive him. Between the Pack’s council and strangers who could take everything away from them, Becca and Hunter have more to fight and everything to fight for. Hunter’s dark past takes over their courtship, and just when he thinks all his lost, he’ll find that Becca’s more than he—or she—ever thought.

My Review:

Carrie Ann Ryan has created a world filled with sexy supernatural and the changed humans that love them.  These three books cover the first 3 of 7 women who were hit by a bolt of lightning that will activate the magical portion of their DNA as they meet their true mates.  Action, adventure, magic and hot sex what more could you ask for?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Werewolf in Las Vegas (Wild About You #6) by Vicki Lewis Thompson


Blurb:
Win it all, or lose it all 

Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack—which includes his Were bride.

The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him.

But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds—or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?

My review:
This is a fun loosely connected series.  This is romance with a subtle underlying positive message.  In this book it is about letting your loved ones be who they are not what you think they need to be.  It is also about letting go of preconceived notions of what should be and allowing yourself to just be.  I get a kick out of Ms. Thompson’s world and love visiting each and every time.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Home Court Advantage (Lawyers in Love#2) by N.M. Silber


Blurb:
Once upon a time, two lawyers fell in love across a courtroom ... Gabrielle and Braden have fallen in love and face a bright future together if they can just survive all of the crazy people they encounter, like anonymous napkin droppers, UFO enthusiasts, crooked businessmen, nude drunk drivers, and a woman who tries to break into jail. When the gavel falls will the verdict be happily ever after? Come join the fun as the sexiest couple in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System shares more witty banter and red hot lovin' with a dash of mystery thrown in. The story that began with The Law of Attraction concludes with lots of love and laughter in The Home Court Advantage.

My review:
Gabrielle and Braden hotter and more hilarious than the first book.  Gabrielle and Braden are falling faster and deeper into love.  However real life (or as real as the insanity that surrounds them can be) keeps throwing new and increasingly funny obstacles in their way.  Will they ever find out who is stalking Gabrielle and why?  Will Cam and Jess ever hook up?  Just what is going on with Adam and Lily?  Will Mark and Drew ever get a girlfriend?  Is the meeting between Gabrielle and Braden’s families the signal for WWIII?  The answers to some of these questions can be found in The Home Court Advantage.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Branded by Tilly Greene


Blurb:
Montana is Sizzling! There are four cowboys who work hard and play even harder. They like their sex to be fun, dirty hot and gratifying. Whether the passion happens in a barn, shack, field or bedroom, with their partners bound and played with or taken vanilla style, everyone leaves satisfied. Love isn't something they've thought about until they meet the women who make their hearts beat faster. They know they want to be loved by their ladies as they tie them up, play and pleasure them, but they also believe there is much more they don't know and are willing to learn. Matt and Ted Wilson, Jon Black and Courtland Dickerson are best friends, have been since childhood. Finally, these cowboys have found love and are enjoying kinky sex behind white picket fences they always wanted. They couldn't be happier, but are they ready to fully commit to one woman? WARNING: Inside this book there's bondage play with toys, piercings and a tattoo, menages, wait, did I mention toys? Prepare yourself for a red hot read!

My review:
Tilly Greene must think that Montana cowboys have nothing better to do through the long cold winter nights than to think up ways to have kinky cowboy sex with their ladies.  Branded tells four stories of what they may have come up with.  Three of these stories, Konnichiwa Cowboy, Giddy up, and Jon Black's Woman have been sold stand-alone and the fourth is a follow up featuring Sunflower Forever Free and Courtland Dickerson from Ride 'em
Konnichiwa Cowboy and Giddy up tell how Sakura Nakamura and the Wilson brothers come together in love, lust and cattle ranching.  Jon Black's Woman tells how big tall tough Jon Black falls for little ol’ Molly.  A Wild Ride may be the only new story in the book but oh my goodness what a ride.  Cort & Sunflower have been together for two years and their sex life is still adventurous.  When Cort brings home a new toy it will test just how close they are.
These stories are for the adventurous.  They are tales of multicultural cowboy kink and will take you places you never thought to go.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Angus (The Cursed Clan series #2) by Melissa Schroeder


Blurb:

A man who only believes in fact.

Even after everything the Clan has endured, Angus has always held onto his scientific leanings. He isn’t a believer of instant attraction, so, he is surprised by the force of his attraction to Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner. He doesn’t trust her, but she soon become an obsession he can’t seem to shake.

A woman who defies every logic.


Single mother Maggie comes from a long line of magickal women, but she walked away from that part of her life. When Angus bursts into her life, she tries to ignore the handsome Scot, but soon finds that she needs his protection. She knows he’s not normal, but she never expected him to be the one man who could capture her heart.

A need they could not deny.

As they work together, their need for each other threatens to consume them both. But just as they close in on the next jewel, a new enemy emerges and puts everything they hold dear into jeopardy.



Excerpt:

But he was waiting for her to do something so she did the one thing she could think of. She rose to her tiptoes and brushed her mouth over his cheek. When she pulled back, he had a stunned look on his face. She started to feel weird standing there.

“Uh, okay. Goodnight.”

“Is that what that was? A goodnight kiss?” he asked. There was something else in his voice. The affable tone had dissolved and there was an edge to it that caused her to curl her toes.

“It was to thank you for the tea.”

“And dragging you across the world and putting you and your son in danger?”
“You know, men can never be happy. I was nice enough to let that go and thank you but no, you have to complain that I kissed you back.”

“So it wasn’t a goodnight kiss?”

She rolled her eyes. “No.”

“Good.”

Then, he grabbed her right hand and yanked her forward. Before she knew what was happening, his mouth was pressing against hers. A burst of heat swirled in her belly as she tried to think of something, anything. Before she could, he was stepping back. Her head was still whirling, and she was gasping for breath. He was standing there as if he hadn’t done anything.

“What the bloody hell was that?”

He smiled. “A goodnight kiss.”

Then, he turned and ambled down the hall as if he hadn’t just turned her world upside down.


About the Author:

Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspenses she had been writing. She has had over 25 short stories, novellas and novels published in four years with seven different publishers.
Being a brat she swore never to marry military. Alas, fate always has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major with two brats of their own. They live wherever the military sticks them which for the first time in years is a place where THE BUGS DIE!




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Monday, April 14, 2014

Irresistible Ink (Inked in the Steel City #6) by Ranae Rose


Blurb:
Unbelievable… After months of admiring Arianna during their tattoo sessions, James is half in love and completely in lust. When he finally asks her out, things move at lightning speed, until he gets her home… Where someone has abandoned a baby on his doorstep. Arianna should be running in the opposite direction, so why is she the one who comes to his rescue when he has nowhere else to turn?

Unlovable… Arianna’s past holds a secret sure to crush James’ attraction to her, which is too bad because he’s exactly the kind of guy she’d choose for herself, if things had been different. She knows she should abandon their failed attempt at a fling, but she can’t turn her back on him and his newborn niece – they need all the help they can get. Being a part of his life while fighting her feelings for him is hard, and resisting his feelings for her is even harder.

My review:
First I have to say that I loved the cover.  But after reading this I love it even more.  That is exactly how I picture James.  James is the last single guy standing at Hot Ink.  So when he asks out Arianna it is a good thing.  Finding a baby on his doorstep not such a good thing.  But they work together to help out the baby and it only fans the attraction between the two.  Now if they don’t let their pasts ruin a chance for happiness in the future the last man standing may fall hard and fast. 

This like the others in this series can be read stand-alone but you will get so much more out of it if you’ve read the others.  This is a well written fast paced sweet and sexy tale that will leave you with a smile on your face and in your heart.