Sunday, February 1, 2015

Deep In the Woods (Vampire Babylon #6) by Chris Marie Green



Blurb:
With the female master of the London Underground in her hands, stuntwoman-turned­vampire hunter Dawn Madison must fight off her followers, a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps Dawn had to deal with in Los Angeles to shame...

My review:
I have a problem with reading the last book in a well-loved series such as this.  I never want them to end you see.  But in this case I tricked myself by listening to the audible version. I absolutely adored it.  The reader was fantastic and I was able to enjoy the finale in the fashion the author intended.  As with the other books in this series there is mystery, action, adventure and other fun stuff. If you haven’t tried this series I really recommend that you start with Night Rising (Vampire Babylon, #1) and go from there.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Under a Wolf Moon by Heather Long, Saranna DeWylde, Rebecca Royce, Cara Carnes, Virginia Nelson



Blurb:
Five brand new, hot paranormal romance stories from bestselling authors. Alpha heroes and heroines with dark pasts and the need to discover their own happy ever after will draw you in and make you turn to the next page.

Each novella offers a look into a different series and world, but each features the power of the wolf. Whether you like your wolves from small town, as billionaires, fighting wars they have to win or wrestling with ancient powers, Under a Wolf Moon has something for you. 

Discover never seen before stories!
Meet tempestuous wolves!
Survive fiery battles!
Mark the date to meet their mates!

The wolf moon fills the sky and it’s time to howl!

Warning: Contains alpha heroes and heroines, scorching passion, tough love, family ties, and pack dynamics which bind them together. Sometimes a wolf’s greatest challenge is finding their way home…

Wolf Next Door by Heather Long

When Claire Webster was five years old Tyler Buckley, the wolf next door, told her he was her mate and then ordered her not to play with one of her friends. Butting heads throughout their childhood, her choice to leave Willow Bend tore them apart. Eight years later, she sends a request to the new Alpha—she wants to come home, and when he grants it, she’s both relieved and terrified. The first person she runs into is the last one who ever wants to see her again.

Princess of the Pack by Saranna DeWylde

Marchessa de la Luna’s duty is to the marriage arranged to the enigmatic and powerful, but aging Alpha Antony Rommulus. Her passion is for the rogue Cassius who can give her nothing except pleasure. Marchessa must choose if it will be duty or desire that will decide her fate and that of her pack.

Eternal by Rebecca Royce

Dougal Owens has served on the front line of The Dragon Wars for sixteen years. The last thing this Alpha werewolf expects is his mate to drop in with a plan to end the war. Together, they will battle to save the Wolves or die trying.

Hell’s Playground by Cara Carnes

The Quadrant Alpha once thought Mira’s death was the worst thing that could have happened. Learning she lives, and worse, survived torture and purgatory gives Adrik a chance to save Redemption and his mate.

Odd Wolf by Virginia Nelson

Dara is Alpha and used to taking control of the situation when it goes swirly. A rogue on her turf means a fight, and she’s ready to take him on. A woman with no plans to be tamed and a rogue wolf with no plans to stick around shouldn’t have more than a brief meeting to establish boundaries and be done. However, when Dara meets Lynwood, the call to mate might drown out logic altogether.

My review:

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

Take 5 incredible authors and tell them to write a werewolf story and you end up in very different places but they are all incredible.  Some of these fantastic tales takes place in an established series but they can be read standalone.   

Wolf Next Door by Heather Long –This story takes place among the wolves of Willow Bend.  This is a second chance romance done Werewolf style.  Claire Webster has grown up and into the wolf she could be.  Tyler claimed her as his mate when she was 5 and he was 6 will he still claim her now? I am a huge fan of Heather Long and she hasn’t let us down this time either.

Princess of the Pack by Saranna DeWylde – A young werewolf female coming into her own with choices to make that will affect not just her pack.  I absolutely adored the characters and look forward to further adventures in this world.

Eternal by Rebecca Royce – The dragons are the bad guys in this one.  The dragons are winning the war against the werewolves. Humans have long abandoned the planet. I adore Dougal & Cait. Reading this put the first book Forward on my TBR shelf. You can’t go wrong with a Rebecca Royce story.

Hell’s Playground by Cara Carnes – Wow! This story blew me away!  Incredible world building and a fantastic second chance romance. 

Odd Wolf by Virginia Nelson – What is a girl to do for love when she is the Alpha bitch of her pack? She can’t make time with her subordinates.  When a rogue wolf comes to town and she doesn’t kick him to the curb right away there might be a chance for romance.  Too bad there is a paranormal creature out to steal her and her packs wolves.  With the help of her friends maybe she will get to keep her wolf and the rogue too.  This was a truly fun story.  I will be checking out the rest of the Odd series books.

Under a Wolf Moon is a bargain at whatever price. There isn’t a bad story in the book.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Southern Fried Blues (The Officers' Ex-Wives Club #1) by Jamie Farrell



Blurb:

A Yankee Lady Stuck in the South
Divorced wasn’t a label Anna Martin ever wanted. Now she’s a thousand miles from home, underemployed, and lonely, but she’s squeezing this lemon life gave her and turning it into lemon meringue pie. Never again will she let any man—especially another military man—get in the way of her career.

A Southern Gentleman Military Officer
Jackson Davis believes in family, football, and Uncle Sam. He treats ladies right, takes his uniform seriously, and he loves his dog, but he doesn’t reckon he’s built for true love. After all, if a man good as his daddy couldn’t do it right, what chance does Jackson have?

One Undeniable Attraction
These two vulnerable souls are as different as cornbread and ketchup, but they fit together like sweet butter on hot biscuits. Short-term, they’re exactly what the other needs. But when their hearts get involved, they’re both gonna end up with a big ol’ case of Southern Fried Blues.
 

My review:
I met this author at a signing in Philadelphia.  My husband and I had traveled up there for the signing because a couple of my favorite authors were going to be there.  When talking to Ms. Farrell she said that I just had to read this book.  So I bought it and will now be checking out the rest of her back list.
As a former Military wife and a Yankee living in the south I could totally relate to this book.  Southern Fried Blues is a sweet and sassy love story that will have you laughing and crying and in the end sighing. 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seduction by Blood (By Blood) by Melissa Schroeder


Blurb:
The next exciting installment where vampires rule the Victorian ton.

All of the London is convinced Jack the Ripper has returned to London, but Malik knows better. He knows the familiar scent of a Made, one that has survived longer than he should have. But, while he is pursuing the killer, he cannot keep his mind on it completely. Mrs. Diana Simpson has become too much to ignore. From her haughtiness, to the simmering passion he sees lurking behind the pain in her eyes, he recognizes his mate.

Diana has accepted this new part of her life, but she is not ready to bind herself to any man, human or vampire. Her first marriage left much to be desired, and she is not ready for that disappointment again. Still, each time they are together, the passion they feel explodes, and neither of them are ready for the repercussions of their actions. Especially when the new killer sets his eyes on Diana.
 

My review:
A fun romance.  This is a terrific romance.  You may enjoy it more if you’ve read the first in the series Desire by Blood but you don’t have to in order to enjoy it.  This is a vampire book but there is very little blood sucking in it.  There is a rollicking good mystery and romance so if you aren’t looking for anything too bloody you might want to give this story a try.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Her Sexy Sentinel by Jenn Burke



Blurb:
The most dangerous thing they could do is fall in love...

Callie Noble fled to Ottawa to escape danger. But she is far from safe. Overwhelmed by a strange new power she can't control, Callie is terrified and painfully incapacitated. Her only hope is to seek the help of the one man who broke her heart...

Derrick Llewellyn is one of the Sentinels charged with the protection of the city's mysterious secret. Seeing Callie again is a shock enough, but the electricity between them is stronger than ever. Still, loving another marked individual is forbidden, and Callie needs his help—not romantic complications.

But there are forces at work in the city, and Callie finds herself inexorably drawn into a world filled with danger and untold magics. A world where loving Derrick isn't just forbidden...it's the surest way to drive them both mad.

My review:
A fabulous urban fantasy with magic and mystery and a bit of romance.  I will admit it took me a bit to warm up to these characters but by the end I was sorry to say goodbye.  So stick it out it will be worth it. I would love to revisit this world again.  Maybe with Risa’s story.
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Ghost of a Promise (Phantoms) by Kelly Moran



Blurb:
A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

It might be love…but will they survive the night?

The ghosts of her family's estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there's a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family's home...

The lead investigator for paranormal TV show Phantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It's not just the uncanny sense of "coming home" or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it's that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava's attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they're sharing something real...or if they've been possessed by a love that never died.

My review:
Kelly Moran writes one hell of a story.  I am not a big fan of ghost stories or reality TV.  Kelly Moran sucked me in and made me love both.  This is a terrific multi-level romance.  Ms. Moran doesn’t miss a note.  Ava is a young woman with a problem, she will inherit the house she wants to turn into a B&B if she can solve a 200 year old mystery within a year.  Enter Jackson and his crew from the TV show Phantoms, they can help Ava get in touch with the very active ghosts in the house.    Plus you have the ghosts love story, the whole town refuses to enter the house because of the ghosts and then there is family. I know that it sounds cheesy but trust me this is really well done.
A gifted copy was provided by author for an honest review

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dead & Buried (Blackmore Sisters Mystery #2) by Leighann Dobbs



Blurb:
Summers in the seaside town of Noquit Maine are quiet and relaxing ... unless you find a mysterious dead body, a hunky ex-boyfriend shows up and you start getting instructions from ghostly relatives.

That’s exactly what happens to Morgan Blackmoore. 

Suddenly, she finds herself in a race against time as she’s launched into a dangerous treasure hunt that pits her against modern day pirates who think she has the key to a three hundred year old secret.

To complicate matters even more, one of her sisters keeps talking to the ghost of their dead grandmother, another has crystals with unusually powerful healing properties and her cat has an uncanny habit of showing up in exactly the right place at exactly the right time.

Not to mention that her ex-boyfried, Luke Hunter, suddenly shows up in town after ten years of being overseas and claims to want to help her fight off these deadly pirates, but Morgan finds herself fighting her attraction to him instead. 

Will Morgan outwit the treasure hunters and find the real killer before Sheriff Overton puts her in jail? 

And what about Luke, is he really a good guy or just after the treasure himself?

This is Book 2 in the Blackmoore Sisters cozy mystery series.

My review:
Want a really sweet (no sex) cozy mystery?  This is the series for you.  This is a fun romp with pirates and magic and long lost love rekindled.  I fully admit I am determined to find out why the Sheriff has it out for the Blackmoore girls and am truly loving the other mysteries along the way.


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