Thursday, September 3, 2015

Summit of the Wolf (Silver Wolf Clan #4) by Tera Shanley

An Unbreakable Bond

Morgan Carter is a claimed werewolf. Only her mate, Greyson Crawford, has the right to protect her, and to love her. But that hasn’t stopped rival packs from challenging Greyson’s claim. Morgan is the last silver wolf—the only female with the ability to produce werewolf offspring, which means there are many who would defy pack law to make her their own.

An Unstoppable Evil

When war comes to the Silver Wolf Clan on the eve of The Summit, Morgan and Greyson have no choice but to fight for their kind. With the arrival of an ancient enemy, the two realize that the war has only just begun, and to survive the greatest threat they have ever faced, they must learn to trust each other again…

My review:
Summit of the Wolf is a strong, dark extremely powerful addition to this series. Morgan Carter is a Silver wolf. A breed long thought to be extinct. Female silver wolves were able to birth baby werewolves. The only other way to become a were is to be bitten and changed and that is iffy at best. Because of this the Silvers were hunted by horny males and vampires. The vampires killed them to keep the population levels equal. In this book Morgan and Grey are now mated but it hasn’t stopped males from coming to challenge Grey for her. They take a chance and go to an enclave where they hope the Elders will help them get some sort of semblance of peace. At least have them order the horny buggers to back off.
I recommend reading the first 3 books before reading this. This can be read standalone but you will get a whole lot more out of it if you read the first 3 first. This is a short intense ride. We are introduced to some new characters that could make this series very interesting in the future. I look forward to seeing where the author takes us next.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2) by Angie Fox

From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries 

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime. 

Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancĂ©, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own. 

Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.

My review:
The Skeleton in the Closet is a tale filled with history, murder, politics, romance and plain goofiness. Verity Long can see ghosts especially with the help of ghostly mobster sidekick Frankie. When Darla is killed in the library late at night and Verity’s sister is arrested. Verity will brave every ghost in town to find out the truth. With the help of sexy deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell Verity will find out secrets that shake the very foundation of her little town. Long held beliefs will be shaken and enemies will be made. In other words another day in the life for Verity. I love the possibilities of this series and Angie Fox has a gift of humor and snark and a tender respect for southern living. I will say that I love Lucy Verity’s de-scented skunk. I look forward to watching Verity and Ellis work out their relationship and see what Beau & his mother have to say. Although this is book 2 in the series it can be read stand alone.

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Book 1                                Book 1.5

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc. #8) by Julie Ann Walker

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru

"The Man" is back
Dan "The Man" Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He's hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan's number one priority.

And this time she's ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she's excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can't forget. And a secret that's going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.

My review:
I cried right along with all the Black Knights when Dan "The Man" Currington’s wife got killed. I got frustrated right along with all the Black Knights when he crawled into a bottle to drown his sorrow and I rejoiced when he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and got sober.  It has been two years since Patti died. Dan is back sober and ready to move forward. The attraction he feels for Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul is surprising and apparent in Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc. #7), But after that mission Penni goes back to Washington and Dan takes on the task of tracking down a rogue CIA agent. Now Penni is a civilian and she really needs to talk to Dan. The folks at BKI know Dans’ mission has been a bust for the past three months and are playing matchmaker by sending her to meet up with him in Peru. But just her luck as soon as they meet up the mission goes hot and Dan and company are going to need every hand on deck including Penni.  Can they survive long enough to realize they might just be each others future?
Like the others in this series there is action, adventure and love. The characters are what make each book special and this book may be the most special of them all.  Dan and Penni feel real. The secondary characters provide comedic relief and this is an all around great read for those who love romantic suspense.  Although this is part of a series it and each of these books can be read stand alone.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey

IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu’s timing couldn’t be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia’s family’s business relies on her presence.

Mia doesn’t have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.

Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she’d ever imagined.

My review:
A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder is a fun mystery with twists and turns and a fantastic cast of quirky characters. Mia is strong and savvy and cute as a button. This book kept me up way past my bedtime turning pages. This is the first I’ve read by this author but you can bet it won’t be the last. 
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Little Harmless Rumor by Melissa Schroeder

Little Harmless Rumor 

Rumors are swirling about the fall of Sean Kaheaku, but he’s ignoring them. Six months earlier, he had his entire world turned upside down and he still doesn’t know what to do about it. He retreated to his home in Hawaii to recover and reassess what he wants to do now that he’s been burned as a security agent. 

Now lovers, Randy and Jamie arrive in Honolulu to find the lover they once knew is now even more secretive and belligerent. He refuses their help, but they are both too stubborn to leave—especially since they sense something dangerous is stalking Sean. 

As the three lovers spend more time together, old feelings float to the surface and the twosome becomes a threesome. Nights are even hotter than the Hawaiian sun, and all three lovers find the connection exciting and overwhelming. But, the trouble is still out there and arrives intent on destroying Sean and everything he loves—including Randy and Jaime. 

Warning: This book contains three spies who like to play games in and out of the bedroom, hot m/m loving, more m/m/f loving, dangerous games, lies, a few misdemeanors, and love scenes so hot, even most Addicts will be shocked. There is also a group of Alpha males with badges who will have their own series, a heroine who knows how to handle her two men, and two men who know exactly what she likes. As usual, ice and towels should be handy to help you through the book. 

My review:
Sexy spy Sean Kaheaku has secrets. The two people he has given his heart to have rejected him so he is on his own. But when Randy and Jamie show up can he trust them with his secrets and his heart? Does he even want to? His life is in danger and he needs their help but he doesn’t know if his heart can handle losing them again. Twists, turns and lots of hot make up sex make this a wonderful addition to the ALH series.
I will admit to being shocked at how far Sean had fallen after the preludes. My heart just hurt for him. I was really glad that Randy and Jamie decided they needed Sean as much as he needs them.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review but I had already preordered my own copy.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Corporal Domination by Cassandre Dayne

Dominating a powerful man isn’t easy… 

Sometimes corporal punishment is needed 

Kade Thompson was sick and tired of working sixty plus hour weeks. After all he was only an accountant, not a surgeon. For many he was considered powerful and a sought after catch, yet he hadn’t obtained all he hungered for. However, earning a six-figure income had allowed him to indulge in his every desire, including toys and rather kinky bouts of sin. He also enjoyed an on again off again push and shove relationship with his boss, Trevor Willis. While the sex was passionate, he craved being dominated by the six foot six God and Trevor didn’t seem interested. Tired of playing games, he was ready to break off their relationship until an invitation to meet for a drink at The Peeping Hole, a mysterious and very exclusive club, had him more than curious. 

When he found out the club offered every aspect of kink, he was breathless with excitement. As Kade waited for Trevor’s arrival, he was given an offer he couldn’t refuse and one that might sate his every craving – if he would submit to the man behind the mask. Unfortunately what went on behind the hallowed doors was required to stay behind them. But could they keep up their end of the bargain and one forged in a touch of black magic? Only Alexander knows. Ssshhh… No peeping. 

I am Alexander – a teacher, a scoundrel, a voyeur and a true entrepreneur. In my world there’s little left to the imagination. That is if you dare to taste what only I can offer. Welcome to The Peeping Hole, where every fantasy you’ve ever desired will come true. Leave your inhibitions at the door and join us. But you must remember, whatever happens here stays here and trust me, I will know… 

My review:
Mm, ir, D/s
Corporal Domination is a short intense book. Kade and Trevor have come to a crossroads in their relationship. Kade wants more than an occasional hook up with his hunky boss. He fantasizes about submission. What he doesn’t now is that Trevor wants to fulfill his fantasy and redefine their relationship even to coming out of the closet. Will Kade give him the chance to prove his intentions? This is a fast paced very sexy read.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Southern Shifters: Shiftin' Sassy: Derria Pryde (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Pryde Ranch Shifters Book 4) by T.J. Michaels

Southern Shifters: Shiftin' Sassy: Derria Pryde (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Pryde Ranch Shifters Book 4) by T.J. Michaels
Derria, like her cousins at Pryde Ranch, is trained to take down the worst shifters imaginable. After chasing her bounty into the Tail of the Dragon, she discovers that this mountain gem is shifter central where they've managed to keep themselves off the world's radar...until now. 

Lakota Phillips keeps his status as a S.W.A.T. agent under wraps. No one from Clan Gunn in the Dragon knows what he does when he's away from this place. But when a fellow agent shows up for reasons that make sense to no one, what is he to do? 

But that may have to wait. Kerr Blackwood, the rogue they're searching for, is a shifter from Lakota's neck of the woods. And suddenly, Derria's hunt doesn't quite pass the smell test. 

Warning: This book contains hot alphas, mating heat and women who stroke their guns. Bring it on, baby! 

My review:
If you like your heroines strong, sassy and with an issue or two, as I do, you will adore this story as much as I did. I will say that you will enjoy it more if you’ve read any of the other Pryde Ranch Shifters books as this book assumes you know their world and rules. Derria is on a hunt but something stinks. The hunt takes her to the Tail of the Dragon area in the Southern Appalachian Mountains where she meets up with Lakota Phillips who is also a S.W.A.T. agent but knows nothing about her hunt.  He does know that she is his future, his mate and he will do what it takes to convince her.  This is a wonderful book that shows that just because a woman falls in love doesn’t mean she loses brain power. 

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