Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence 
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion 
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate 
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...

*Booklist, starred review

My review:
Four fantastic new short stories that take place in the Psy-Changeling world by the fantastic Nalini Singh.
Echo of Silence – The gives us a look at the workings of an undersea station and a really sweet and endearing love story between a Psy tk and a human engineer that culminates amidst the tragedy of an earthquake.
 Dorian – Dorian has long been one of my favorite characters and while we know what happened to him this story fills out how he felt dealing with it all.
Partners in Persuasion – Several Psy-Changeling stories have dealt with the problems of dominant / submissive personalities and each is as different as the characters themselves. In this story we have a submissive male who has been burnt by love with a dominant female and it has affected his relationships to this point. But now there is a dominant cat that has his wolf sitting up and howling. Can he put his heart on the line one more time?
Flirtation of Fate – My favorite of the four as we have watched the flirtation and give and take between Kenji and Garnet through several books. In this story we find out why things are the way they are between them and see if they can resolve their issues all while solving a locked door murder mystery.
This book is a prime example of why Nalini Singh is an auto-buy author for me.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Site on temporary hiatus due to broken bones

I was involved in an accident and had to have two plates and several pins placed in my leg. Between the pain and the pain medications I am not thinking to well. I have a couple of posts that I had done previously but until I can read without assistance I don't feel right about posting reviews. Wish me speedy recovery and I hope to be back soon.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Line Brawl Giveaway

Not all fights are one on one. In a team, no man should stand alone. 

‘You can’t keep me.’ 

Shawn ‘Easy’ Pischlar has given his speech so often, it should be written on the white board in the Dartmouth Cobra’s locker room. Too many of his own teammates have heard the words. 

And the games he’s played are finally catching up to him. 

To hang on to his freedom, Shawn gave up on ever having someone to call his own. A young woman who expects nothing from him slips into his life and has him ready to toss the rulebook. While the man he loves tempts him to burn it. 

Keeping them both would be easy, only…caring about them isn’t. 

Because when he lets himself care, he remembers why he wrote the rules in the first place. Every lover, from the casual, to those who steal a piece of his heart, shouldn’t expect more than pleasure. More than passion. 

Playing the game, on and off the ice, is his whole world. One he isn’t ready to change. 

Except, life doesn’t stop for the game. And when old scars are ripped open, and he’s left bloody and beaten, the rules won’t help him put the pieces of his life back together. 

To win this fight, he’ll have to break each and every one. 

My review:
** spoiler alert ** Bianca Sommerland doesn’t skimp this book will take you through an entire gamut of emotions. This is not a book for those easily offended. I loved Shawn ‘Easy’ Pischlar the guy nobody could pin down. Mr “One Night Only” until of course he fell for his best friend Ian “Bruiser” White. Of course there are issues there and then he meets and is smitten by the pure but not so innocent Justina. Karma is a bitch and Shawn is about to get a dose. There is Carters little sister Sam the girl you love to hate, an assault from an old heartbreak, and lots of team goings on. This book will take you on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride and then there is the hot sex. Break out the tissues and a cold drink and enjoy.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shadow Born (Shadows of Salem #1) by Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton

Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed. 

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancĂ© dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play. 

Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible. 

If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she’s going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance? And is she even ready to know? 

My review:
Shadow Born is a terrific new addition to the UF genre.  Brooke has secrets even she doesn’t know but they are coming out and she is going to have to deal. She is strong even in her confusion. Add in a gorgeous hunk of elf who claims to have had an affair with her in the past and she is going to have to be even more careful because no matter what she is a heart is a fragile thing. Shadow Born is full of twists and turns and I can’t wait for the next installment.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Angel (Good, Bad And Kinky, #2) by Tilly Greene

Not everything worth having is easy to obtain. 

Ann Miller was murdered as a toddler and ended up in Heaven without ever really living. She’s never questioned what she missed experiencing, not until she earns her Guardian Angel wings. With them fluttering happily around her, she discovers what being in love truly feels like and wants to embrace it fully. 

As a drummer for the band of the decade, Tom Baker leads a decadent life that takes a toll on him, and he works hard to take back control of his life. Ann is there to watch over him and the more time she spends with him, the more she wants. Then her luck changes. Ann is given the chance to live again with the man she loves, but there are conditions. She must wait for him to proclaim his heart first...and there’s a time limit.
Genre: Erotic Romance / Paranormal Rating: Erotica - Controversial (Contains adult content, language, and graphic sex)

My review:
Like any other Tilly Greene book this has hot, kinky sex in it but that isn’t what makes this follow up to Call Me Lucifer so great (or not the only thing). No, what makes it great are the characters. Ann is Tom’s guardian angel so she knows him inside and out and loves and wants to be with him anyway. Tom has gone through the bad boy rocker phase of his life. He is now clean and sober and ready to commit to a special woman who likes his kink as much as he does. Ann just has to convince him that she is that woman. I especially loved the ending. 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.

My review:
A hold on to the seat of your pants new series with trademark Janet Evanovich humor and the twisted mystery of Phoef Sutton.  Emerson Knight is quirky, smart, hot and loaded. Riley Moon is smart and sassy and learning to let loose. These two are destined to shake up the world and each other. I couldn’t put this down.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Journey (Journey #1) by Claudy Conn

What would you do if you wanted a normal life and another one was thrust into your hands? 
What would you do if you had attained success and relative (if not complete) happiness and you were pushed onto a path that clearly designated it as ‘no return’? 
What would you do if he, the man of your dreams walked into your life and you knew, absolutely knew, that one day he would leave because he was from another realm with secrets you couldn't discern. Would you seize the moment? 
Riley Doogan decided to seize the moment, and it cost her all the normalcy she had ever hoped to have in her life and that life was now fraught with terror. 
Part one of Riley’s journey takes us on waves of passion and exploding tides of adventure, just the kind she had never wanted to have. She had wanted the ‘white picket fence’ the dog, the children and a good, loving man. What she got was bloody hell and a passion she had never thought even possible! 

My review:
Riley is a young woman in transition. She is now on her own as her grandmother has recently passed away. She meets sexy enigmatic Finn who wants to buy a piece of her grandmothers property. This pulls Riley into a world of witches, demons and other beings all who seem to want something from her. Journey tells us of the beginning of Riley’s path. It is a fast paced read that will keep you turning pages.

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