Sunday, April 30, 2017

Truly Helpless: A Nature of Desire Series Novel by Joey W. Hill

Marius has all the things a Mistress could want in a one-night-sub encounter. Hot body, loads of charm and a willingness to get her off in any way she pleases. That’s his reputation at The Zone. But Marius has a dark side. When a Mistress pushes him for something deeper, he’ll push back, mess with her head. When he takes it too far one night, The Zone management has had enough. He’s kicked out of the club and there’s only one way back in—Lady Regina. 
Regina’s been studying Marius for a while. She enjoys her submissives in all flavors, and she likes them challenging, though not usually the “knight-in-distress” type, so screwed up she’d need a backhoe to dig him out of his dysfunctions. But on that pivotal night, she sees something in Marius. He doesn’t know what it means to be truly helpless to a Mistress, but he needs it, more than any sub she’s ever encountered. And that’s a challenge this Mistress can’t resist.

My review:
OMG! Joey W. Hill comes up with characters as tortured as can be and drags our hearts through the muck and mire as we join them on their quest for redemption. Marius has been through hell since the day he was conceived. He has found coping methods that while not necessarily healthy have worked for him. Till now. When things start to escape his iron control Marius starts lashing out. Luckily for him love is stronger than hate and his friends from The Zone can give him the tools to cope if he will only let them. I LOVE Lady Regina! She is powerful and patient and the one woman who could get Marius through the maelstrom his life has become.
Warning! There are some intense emotional scenes and there may be one or two trigger scenes. If you can power through the story is so worth it. It was like coming through a horrendous thunderstorm to see the sunshine and rainbow on the other side. Another fabulous read.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Kiss For The Cameras (The Hollywood Showmance Chronicles Book 1) by Olivia Jaymes

Purely Business. No hearts involved…
That’s how this public relations romance – a showmance – was described to best selling author Paige Mitchell. Dating Hollywood heartthrob Nate Mason is all for the publicity. He’ll hold her hand down the red carpet and in return she’ll let him star in the movie based on her book. It’s a win-win for both of them.
Nate is charming and sexy with perfectly polished cheekbones and a smooth as chocolate British accent. She’s an American soccer mom who has had less than good luck in the love department. They shouldn’t have anything in common except ambition.
The more time they spend together, the more Paige begins to see the man behind the spoiled movie star fa├žade. In private, he’s a different person and things are starting to get very personal. It’s going to be difficult to remember…
They’re only kissing for the cameras.

My review:
I loved this fun romp! If you liked the movie Notting Hill you will love this story. A fresh take on an old trope and a true joy to read. I know you will enjoy this fake boyfriend to real love story. I am so looking forward to the next in the series.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Of Humans and Monsters (Only Human #3) by Candace Blevins


Book three of the Only Human urban fantasy series... 

When Aaron finally locates the human who wields light-weapons similar to Kirsten's, her quiet family life is once again disrupted as she's dragged into another fearsome clash of vampires, shapeshifters, and not-so-mythological gods.

Aaron leaves for his honeymoon and she finds herself working side-by-side with the Amakhosi, so it's a good thing the two have figured out how to get along -- though controlling her libido around him was easier when he was an asshole cat.

Several new species show up -- some friendly and others most certainly a fierce enemy -- along with a human assassin who scares the bejeebers out of her despite the fact he's supposed to be on her side.

Kirsten's old enemy Aquila's back, as well as Xaephan and Mordecai. Add in another skirmish with Randall, more gods-of-old, and a fantastic night with a sexy biker, and you'll want to make sure you have plenty of popcorn and batteries for the third installment of the Only Human series!

NOTE: Of Humans and Monsters is book three of the Only Human urban fantasy series and is not a stand-alone. The first book is Only Human, the second is An Unhuman Journey.

My review:
Have you read Only Human and An Unhuman Journey? NO? STOP! Go read them and then come back and read this entry into the series. Kirsten makes new friends and new enemies in this entry in the series. We also catch up with some old friends and old enemies. We learn more about Kirsten and as she becomes stronger we have to question is she human or one of the monsters? Of course there are human monsters out there too. This is a non-stop express high energy addition to the series and I can’t wait to see where Kirsten’s journey takes us next.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #5) by Angie Fox


The latest in the USA Today bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series!

Southern girl Verity Long is about as high society as her pet skunk. Which is why she’s surprised as anyone when the new head of the Sugarland social set invites her to join the "it" girls. But this is no social call. Verity’s new client needs her to go in undercover and investigate strange happenings at the group’s historic headquarters.
But while spirits are whispering hints of murder, the socialites are more focused on Verity’s 1978, avocado-green Cadillac. And when Verity stumbles upon a fresh body, she's going to need the long-dead citizens of Sugarland to help her solve the crime. Good thing she has the handsome deputy sheriff Ellis Wydell on hand, as well as her ghostly sidekick Frankie. The bad thing is, the ghosts are now whispering about the end of a certain ghost hunter.

My review:

Verity Long is back in another fun adventure.  Verity with her ghost partner Frankie “the German” and her hunky cop boyfriend Ellis will have to pull out all the stops to find out who killed socialite Julia Harper Youngblood and solve a mystery at the Sugarland Heritage Society domain of Ellis’s mother and Verity’s nemesis. I loved watching Frankie fall in love and Verity and Ellis’ relationship growing closer. This is a clean, fun read that I highly recommend.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Fire in the Blood by Amanda Ashley

-I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.- The gypsy's hand gripped Tessa's tighter. -He will bring you death, - she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. -And life.- 
Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the gypsy fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he's after or her blood? 

My review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet vampire tale. Tessa is a sweet homebody minding her own life when she becomes #1 on the vampires must munch list. Apparently there is an anomaly in her blood that is said to make vampires stronger and word has gone out in the vampire community. Andrei Dinescu is a master vampire who has problems of his own but he isn’t about to see the little human be killed for a rumor. I loved watching the relationship between Andrei and Tessa grow. The secondary characters kept it real and added some spice to the story. Check reality at the door and enjoy. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fur Fox's Sake (Shifters Undercover #2) by Milly Taiden

In the second novel from bestselling author Milly Taiden’s Shifters Undercover series, two shifters must work together to unravel a gripping mystery while fighting their fierce passion…
Marika Paters has an energy coursing through her that others can’t explain. Maybe it’s the curious fox that lies within that gives Marika joy in her work as a geneticist for the only forensic laboratory for animals. But while her research unravels mysteries—like startling new data that threatens to dismantle everything science knows about shifters—Marika has always felt incomplete, just another lonely shifter looking for her mate.
Following a family tragedy, Fellowship Agent Devin Sonder believes he will never find love. But the panther inside knows his mate is out there somewhere—and he can’t give up. When the bodies of a senator and a mysterious dead wolf lead Devin to kind, playful Marika, he feels a powerful, magnetic attraction…even though their personalities clash.
With more dead wolves found, Marika makes a revolutionary discovery about the origin of the beasts. Together with Devin, she races to find out who could be creating shifters—and why. But can the fierce alpha panther and the fiery, driven fox put their carnal desire aside to hunt down the mastermind before more shifters die?

My review:
Have you read Bearly in Control (Shifters Undercover #1)? No? STOP! Go read Bearly in Control (Shifters Undercover #1) then come back and read Fur Fox's Sake (Shifters Undercover #2).  I feel you need to have read the first book to really enjoy the second.
These stories are not like the quick, fluffy, sexy fun books the author is known for. The Shifters Undercover series takes us in a new direction. These stories are more paranormal suspense than paranormal romance although it has plenty of romance too. And multi shifter Russel gives plenty of comedic relief. Fox shifter Marika Paters is smart, perky, messy and comfortable in her own skin. Panther shifter Fellowship Agent Devin Sonder is an OCD clean freak and totally freaked out to find that Marika is his fated mate all while trying to find out what the story is with the characters from the first book. Some mysteries are solved and new ones have popped up to be solved. I am enjoying this departure from this author and really want to know what happens next.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Sultry and Sinful: The Femmes of Paranormal

Sultry and Sinful: The Femmes of Paranormal by Nicole Garcia, Julie Morgan, Alyssa Breck, Shawnee Small, Michelle Dare, Louisa Bacio, Savannah Verte, K. Margaret, Kristen Strassel and Christine Alvarez

A Limited Edition FF Paranormal Romance and Collection!
On Sale for only 99cents
Come tantalize your softer side with this FF paranormal romance anthology. From angels to sirens and many things in between, this erotic romance box set will keep you up all hours of the night, wanting more.

Julie Morgan
Soul to Capture
Info: As a Succubus, Cora thought she didn’t need love, but when the Seraph Jael opens her eyes to the possibility, all bets are off.
Alyssa Breck
Book title: Kiss Me Deadly

Info: When the time comes for Maggie to make one of her own, she finds out that not all vampires are created equal.
Christine Alvarez
Book title: A Succubus Renewed

Info: Luciana, a Succubus, is bored of her monotonous existence until Krista Hadley—a human—walks into her club, unknowingly becoming her latest obsession.
Louisa Bacio
Book title: Wet: An erotic mermaid tale

Info: After the Sea Queen forbids the Princess to follow her heart, Marianna swears to catch Shell, the feisty water sprite.
Michelle Dare
Book title: Her Fated Mates

Info: Half siren/half vampire, Jade Calistro, has zero desire to find her mate. Little does she know that she has not one, but two fated mates.
Kay Margaret
Book title: Sinful Dreams

Info: Adara Dyllvan will stop at nothing to get Senna Douglas to walk back into her life, even if it means playing dirty.
Kristen Strassel
Book title: Stardust

Info: Rainey must cast a spell to destroy vampires, but her girlfriend’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime—starring in a vampire show.
Savannah Verte
Book title: Immortal Deflagration

Info: Seychelle is a bastard. When she accidentally dreamwalks into Nova's lustful fantasy, she learns the Fates might have a reward for her after all.
Shawnee Small
Book title: The Seduction of Violette Tournaline

Info: Seduced by a handsome stranger on the eve of her debut ball, Violette must decide how far she is willing to go for love.

My review:
There are a lot of romances out there but not a lot of them feature f/f love and that is a shame because love is beautiful and we should embrace it all. The authors in this book have done an incredible job of showing how sexy women are in love.
Soul to Capture by Julie Morgan – This story takes place in the Chronicles of the Fallen world. This is a wonderful story of meeting in the middle and finding that everyone deserves love.
Kiss Me Deadly by Alyssa Breck – Vampire love with a twist.
A Succubus Renewed by Christine Alvarez – Bad girls need love too.
Wet: An erotic mermaid tale by Louisa Bacio – A fantastic twist on The Little Mermaid. The heart wants what the heart wants. (my favorite in this fantastic collection).
Her Fated Mates by Michelle Dare – A hot and steamy read.
Sinful Dreams by Kay Margaret – A wonderfully twisted story.
Stardust by Kristen Strassel – Love doesn’t have to be a fantasy.
Immortal Deflagration by Savannah Verte – Love is a dream for a lonely woman until it becomes very real and lifts her up. I loved this story.
The Seduction of Violette Tournaline by Shawnee Small – I really enjoyed the twists and turns this story took me on. A really fun read.
I really enjoyed this book. I was worried at first that the characters would be forgiven for loving as they would because of their paranormal race but I think the authors did a fantastic job of proving love is love and creating a great collection of romance.