Sunday, September 25, 2016

Renewed Spirits (Wiccan Haus #19) by Merryn Dexter

A Desperate Woman
Wiccan Haus is Raegan’s last hope for a miracle. Unable to produce an heir for her husband, she finds herself abandoned and penniless. Raised to be the perfect wife and mother, her failure has broken her spirit.

A Reviled Demon
Zamahl comes to Wiccan Haus seeking meditation and relief from the never-ending sexual urges of his incubus nature. Driven to seek their true mates, incubi are the ultimate one-night stand from which some females never recover. Shunned throughout the para realms, he doubts he will ever find a woman to satisfy the demon within.

A Forbidden Passion
When Raegan meets the copper-eyed stranger, a passion she never believed herself capable of awakens. Zamahl is horrified by his burning attraction to the timid little human. Humans, weak of mind and body, are to be avoided at all costs.

As the Summer Solstice celebrations continue, Raegan must decide what she really wants from life, and find the courage to claim it. She must overcome Zamahl’s doubts, the disapproval of one very unhappy were-tiger and the fickleness of Fate to find true happiness. 

My review:
Take an incubus who hates what his demon side does to innocents and a woman who has lived for everyone but herself and put them on an island retreat. They’ve each come to Wiccan Haus for their own reasons but fate has different things in mind for them. I love the way Merryn Dexter introduces these characters and how she makes us care for them in very few pages. You will root them on despite themselves. A truly fun read.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Werewolf Tycoon's Secret Baby (The Woolven Secret Book 2) by Saranna DeWylde

While on holiday in Greece, Drew Woolven had a passionate encounter with a woman he never expected to see again. Especially not in a small Midwestern town with a boy that has a crescent moon birthmark on his wrist that matches Drew’s own. Emmie Anderson had never been more thrilled than when she discovered she was pregnant. At thirty-eight, she was tired of waiting for the right man to have a child, and after a messy divorce from a sociopath, she’s not sure she wants a man. Emmie thought she had it all planned out until she discovered her son’s unique affliction. Pack law demands Drew marry her and turn her to keep the Woolven secret, but after her divorce, Emmie swore she’d never let another man have that kind of power over her again. Especially not one who tempts her to surrender her heart.

My review:
Second chance romance werewolf style. Lots of twists and turns in this one. Can be read standalone but would be better understood if you’ve read Big Bad Billionaire (The Woolven Secret, #1). I love that Drew is patient and although he is strong he isn’t an alphahole. You have to love a guy that falls in love with his kid even after seeing the kid in full on brat mode.  Emmie impressed me with her quiet strength and determination.  These two are right up there with my favorite couples. I hope the next book comes out soon.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Sassy Ever After: Sassy and a little Bad-Assy (Sassy Ever After Kindle World) by Jessie Lane

A Viking walks into a bar… 
Nikki Wolf wished that was the beginning of a bad bar joke. Unfortunately, it was her crazy grandfather looking for her … dressed in full Viking regalia. All she had wanted was to get a few hours away from her slightly insane family. 

… and gets thrown out on his ass by a sexy werewolf. 
Cruz Morales started his first shift as a bouncer at the Thirsty Wolfe an hour ago. His boss said the place could get crazy, but Vikings? Really? At first, he couldn’t understand what the senile old man was shouting about. Then he spotted the sexy brunette hiding underneath a table. He didn’t know who the hell she was to the old man or why she was hiding, but the beast inside him knew one thing for sure: she would be his. 

My review:
Jessie Lane is a new to me author but not for much longer. I picked up Sassy and a little Bad-Assy because I was having such fun with the other books in this world. This book was a hoot. The author acknowledges that there are often impediments to finding love even when you are a werewolf and fate tells you that the other party is the one.  I loved that Cruz was respectful and oh so careful with Nikki and her situation. This book sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go till the very last page. I am off to investigate Jessie Lane’s backlist.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Unwanted Protector (Federal Paranormal Unit #3) by Milly Taiden

Jane Donovan has been living a lie. Every day for the past ten years, she's run from reality and the temptation that Tony Ramirez represents. But this year, Jane’s getaway is filled with more than just relaxation; there’s a dead man on her kitchen floor. Suddenly, keeping Tony away is the last thing Jane can do.

Tony Ramirez has wanted Jane for ten years. While she may not be his mate, the attraction is undeniable. When he can’t shake the feeling he needs to check on her, he decides to crash her vacation to ensure her safety. When he gets to her cabin, Jane is gone and nobody knows where she could be. 

Finding out who the dead man is may be the least of their troubles when a pint-sized, pink-haired little girl who needs help suddenly makes an appearance. Unfortunately for Jane, the trouble with a small lie is that it grows with time. The truth may come to light before she’s ready. Now they have a murder, a child, a mystery, and the unwavering attraction to deal with. 

My review:
Jane and Tony finally get their story! It’s been two years since the last book in this series. This book takes several exciting and unexpected turns. You have to love a guy who knows what he wants even if he has been told not to want it. What Tony wants is Jane.  It’s been 10 years but he can’t refuse the feeling that she needs him. His intention is to crash her vacation hideaway but when he get there things are a mess and she isn’t there. Get ready for a supersonic ride as Tony and the FPU unravel the mystery that is Jane. Twists, turns and sexy fun times.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stumble Stones: A Novel by Marilyn Baron

Hallelujah Weiss, writer for the steamy sudser As the Planet Spins, gets a second chance at love when she flees to Italy to get over her recent divorce, courtesy of her cheating ex-husband’s credit card. A woman scorned, Hallelujah has sworn off men and is determined to reinvent herself. The new Hallelujah is eager to live life on the edge, more like Polly, a character she writes and idolizes.

Lonely Berlin hedge fund manager Alexander Stone, a number cruncher who puts his faith in numerical data, still believes in destiny, despite the fact his fiancée just dumped him. Always a man with a plan, Alexander did not plan on Hallelujah.

After a chance encounter on a flight to Rome, the unlikely pair faces danger when they team up to return to their rightful owner a stash of WW II vintage jewels. The hidden diamonds hold the key to an unsolved mystery and a promise of love. 

My review:
Sweet romantic suspense. Stumble Stones follows an unlikely couple on a multi country effort to find the owner of some found precious gems. They find clues in the unlikeliest of places including the stumble stones. I really like Hallelujah and was thrilled that Alexander didn’t give up.  I could have done without the bouncing around between points of view but I enjoyed the story none the less.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blood Red Kiss (MoonBound Clan Vampires #2.5) by Kresley Cole , Larissa Ione and Gena Showalter

Blood Red Kiss (MoonBound Clan Vampires #2.5) by Kresley Cole , Larissa Ione  and Gena Showalter

Good things always come in threes—and this paranormal romance anthology featuring steamy stories from New York Times bestselling authors Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter is no exception!

Get ready for a collection chock full of vamps, demons, aliens, and plenty of sizzle!

In Kresley Cole’s celebrated story “The Warlord Wants Forever,” the first in her scorching Immortals After Dark series, vampire warlord Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to claim his Bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. But can beautiful Myst the Coveted accept an enemy vampire as her own?

Tehya has spent the last twelve years as an accidental wolf, but is truly a vampire at heart. When she gets injured, Lobo sneaks her inside MoonBound’s headquarters and nurses her back to health…with potentially deadly consequences. Desire collides with danger in “Forsaken by Night,” a MoonBound Clan novella from Larissa Ione!

In Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassins novella, Dark Swan, Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both. She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bond her life to his…effectively wedding him. But without consummation, the bond will fade. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

My review:
I picked up this book because I love Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series and Gena Showalters Otherworld Assassins series. 
The first story in this book is The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole. I’ve read this story several times and still enjoy it but I was hoping for something new. If you haven’t read IAD read this and get sucked into the insanely fun series.
 I haven’t read Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampires but her story Forsaken by Night has convinced me to check them out. A fun and sexy story of vampires, skinwalkers and a world on the precipice of war.
What can I say about Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassins novella, Dark Swan? I absolutely adored it! It made this whole anthology worth it for me. I really wish she would do more with this world. This is manwhore Dallas’s story and oh what fun it is watching him fall.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Secrets of Desire (Secrets, #2) by L.K. Shaw

Secrets of Desire is NOW AVAILABLE!

When secrets surface…

Bridget Carter seems to have the perfect life. She’s happily single and has a career she loves as a fashion designer at a local boutique. She enjoys playing at Club Eden and bounces from one Dominant to another. She’s not looking for love, even though she’s more than intrigued by Connor Black. When a secret from Bridget’s past surfaces, Bridget and Connor are forced to work together to protect an innocent. 

The battle begins…

Scarred inside and out, Connor Black fights to protect those who can’t protect themselves. He also hides behind a mask of confidence. Battling against his own insecurities, he secretly envies the boldness Bridget exudes. He watches her with a look of longing he thinks he’s kept hidden. And when Bridget comes to him for help, he realizes he can no longer keep his desire secret. But an enemy is ready to strike and Connor must battle his inner demons to protect the people he is coming to love.   

My review:

Everybody has issues. Everybody has secrets. They help make us who we are. In Connor Blacks case it means he doesn’t expose himself to anyone. In Bridget’s case it means she doesn’t let anyone close. So when these two find each other they find themselves bending and breaking longstanding rules. I love these perfectly imperfect characters. Break out a glass of wine and a fan and enjoy. Though this is part of a series it can be read standalone.A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

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LK Shaw Author Bio:

LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. It wasn’t until within the last seven or eight years she tried her hand at contemporary romances. Some of her favorite historical romance authors include Christi Caldwell, Courtney Milan, Mary Balogh, and Tessa Dare. Some of her favorite contemporary romance authors include Julia Sykes, Ella Dominguez, Skye Callahan, and Meghan March.

She initially began writing in November 2015 as part of National Novel Writing Month, when, suddenly, the story became something more than just writing on a whim. The vision for the story snowballed and, before she knew it, she began taking steps toward publishing. Each book in her first series feature Romantic Suspense and BDSM combined. 

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