Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Eclipsed Heart (Apocalypse Rising) (Volume 1) by Dagmar Avery and K. Margaret



Blurb:
The Apocalypse is coming. The Brotherhood has watched and protected this world from the oncoming darkness for as long as time has existed. Each age brings a new threat, a new way for the darkness to eclipse the light forever. It has been over five hundred years since the last major trials, and the world is due. Isaac Tsagakis dreams of the end, and the woman he must find. Beautiful and perfect, she is the first of four that is needed to ensure the world does not end, and humanity isn't thrust into the depths of an unimaginable hell. But finding her in a city as large as Savannah, Georgia is going to be like finding a needle in a haystack. He needs to find her, bond with her and keep her for always. And he is ready. Magnolia Morgan has no idea just how special she is. A librarian obsessed with the ancient world, she stumbles onto her wildest dreams just talking to Isaac one night. A man she would never consider talking to her, she is enraptured and excited that for once, her normal dull existence is going to be shaken up by the sexy bar owner who kisses like the devil. But other forces are at work against the Brotherhood, forces that have been working in the shadows, watching, planning...and they want Maggie as well. Isaac is going to have to rely on all his strength and experience to ensure she becomes his for all time because the fate of the world is in her hands.

My review:
Eclipsed Heart is the first in what looks to be an exciting new series. Fans of The Brotherhood and The Breed should rock out on these guys.
Isaac and his band of brothers are warriors whose purpose is to keep the apocalypse from occurring but of course there are bad guys who want it to happen so they can build a new world from the ashes. The prophecy has the brothers finding their soulmates as part of their strength for the coming battles. I love a brainy guy and Isaac just did it for me. Mags Morgan is a lucky girl. That being said I really look forward to seeing Gunnar fall.
This book deals with dark times but isn’t a dark read. I read this book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Prince's Game (Mershano Empire #1) by Lexi C. Foss




Blurb:
There’s only one way to get a “happily-ever-after,”
And that’s by winning the game.

My twin sister thinks she’s so damn funny with her pranks,
But I’m not laughing.
Entering me into a dating reality show,
The Prince’s Game,
Isn’t all that hysterical.

But this particular joke has quite the twist.
The billionaire bachelor, Evan Mershano, has no interest in marriage.
With his family breathing down his neck, he’s desperate for a way out,
And I happen to be the perfect damsel to save this prince.

It’s a simple arrangement: play to win, and he’ll make it worth my while.
But what started out as a silly farce,
Just might be the fairytale we never expected.
 

My review:
The Prince's Game is a new spin on an old trope and the author nails it! Evan Mershano is wealthy but has seen his parents farce of a marriage and so has no interest in the institution. Unfortunately there is that pesky clause that says his parent can take the family business away and give it to someone else if he isn’t married by a certain age. That date is creeping closer so he agrees to be on a reality dating show. 
Sarah Summers has a life plan. She has been working toward owning her own marketing company someday. To do that she will need references and experience. Taking time off for a dating show is not in her plans. When her twin sister sets her up she has to go. She never expected Evan Mershano.
While the plot is predictable the author makes it so much fun you enjoy the trip anyway.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Vows (Duvall Inc) by Stella and Audra Price



Blurb:
Janey Duvall's life has changed so much in such a small amount of time. Now both Crown Princess and mother to the first female born to a Djinn in memory, she needs one more thing to complete her happy ending--- the wedding Marsh promised her. Marsh, left with the considerable task of creating the wedding of his consort's dreams is sure events like this are how men go grey. From the guest list of extremely volatile people, to his father's idea of what a gentleman's party should be, to a trouble making wife of one of his friends, he has his hands full. But Janey's happiness is paramount, and when Trent has yet to show up and they find out the ring has gone 'missing", he is going to have to pull out all the stops to achieve perfection. But a surprise the night of will being it all together... a surprise that brings more questions than ever.

My review:
Vows is a fun, twisted, sexy story about an unusual couple and their wedding. The guests are insane but they all come together with their own motivations to Marsh and Janey’s destination wedding. It’s better if you’ve read the earlier Duvall Inc. books. I really got a kick out of the madness and if you’ve read the earlier books so will you.



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Alpha Bet by Milly Taiden




Blurb:

Nerd Queen, Aliya Grey, has been picked on her entire life for being different. She is done with shifter society. When the chance comes to leave the pack, she jumps for joy. But she didn’t expect that during the exchange of power ceremony, the super-hot and totally lickable, incoming Alpha would tell her he wants her. That doesn’t happen to Ali. Nope. Never. 

Marcus and his wolf know Aliya is the one. Giving up his playboy lifestyle attests to how badly he wants her. Ali might be a half-breed, but that doesn’t matter. No way is he letting her leave. A little stalking, a bit of seduction and a whole lot of time together will get her to change her mind. He’s confident. 

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as romancing her. Ali’s done with the pack from hell and no matter how sexy Marcus is, she’s out of there. But first she needs to see him naked. He’s so big and strong and that grin…but she’s not staying. It takes an attack on Ali’s life for Marcus to see his pack has big issues he needs to fix or lose Ali for good. 

My review:

HOLY MOLEY! This may be my favorite Milly Taiden book ever and that’s saying something. This story moved me on so many levels. Alpha Bet is a book about opposites. The fluffy brainiac and the prep jock. Aliya is super smart and half human. Marcus is her best friends older brother, the new alpha, hot as hades and all wolf. Marcus is totally oblivious to the hell that has been Ali’s life in the pack. She has been picked on for her brains, her shape but mostly because she is a half-breed. When she is offered a job working on the Mars project for NASA she is so headed for Houston. Marcus has to find a way to make her want to stay as his mate. This is a moving story with lots of steamy sex and occasional comedic relief. I highly recommend.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding (Tara Holloway #12) by Diane Kelly




Blurb:

LOVE BEGINS--AND ENDS--WITH A BANG.
For IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway, this case is personal...
Wedding bells are ringing as Tara and her soon-to-be-husband Nick prepare for their big day. But along with all the RSVP cards are a series of death threats from an unknown source. The culprit must be someone from an earlier investigation--a white-collar criminal with a red-hot grudge--but Tara has run across too many lawbreakers to narrow down the search. And time, like her biological clock, is ticking.

Now, while dodging attempts on her life, Tara also finds herself embroiled in a rental scam in which a heartless crook is ripping people off left and right. Will she be able to track down the con artist and make it down the aisle in one piece? Or will "til death do us part" come before Tara can even say "I do"?

My review:

I came late to this series but really enjoyed it once I found it. People don’t usually think of IRS Special Agents as heroes but in this series IRS Special Agents Tara & Nick show us that even the IRS has a heart.
Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding is the bittersweet ending to this series but the author does them justice and doesn’t make it easy on either her characters or her readers.  Tara and Nick’s wedding date is approaching and Tara has a death threat hanging over her head. Which of her past cases has come back to steal her happiness? Read this and find out. I will miss Tara & Nick but I really enjoyed their exit.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hawaiian Holidays by Melissa Schroeder




Blurb:

Three stories of menage romance all set against Hawaii during the holidays! 

Mele Kalikimaka, Baby 

When Sophia Cantwell gets stuck in Hawaii working on Christmas, she isn’t too happy. She doesn’t like trying to buy land from a Hawaiian family, especially when she is convinced her company isn’t being ethical. When she is confronted by cousins Maleko and Jack Akaka at the airport, the landowner’s grandsons, she doesn’t expect the jolt of arousal, or the instant attraction. And she doesn’t expect that they would insist that she stay at the family condos. 

Mal and Jack have shared women before, have thought about getting that one special woman for the two of them. Both of them are surprised that she turns out to be an uptight corporate go getter. But, the three of them cannot ignore their attraction, and a night out in Honolulu turns into a night in bed for all of them. When Sophia’s ex-lover, and boss, arrives unexpectedly, will she be able to walk away from her dreams of climbing the corporate ladder, or will she lose Mal and Jack? 



Sex on the Beach 

Edwina Mitchell, Eddie to her friends, doesn’t think she can have a happily ever after. She grew up with multiple fathers and never wanted to do that to a child. The problem is, she’s in love with two men from her past. When she runs into them in Hawaii, she thinks it is just another carefree weekend, but the guys got another plan. 

Drew Masterson and Sean Childress have served their country and now they’re ready to enjoy life. That means opening a dive shop and finding the woman they both love, Eddie Mitchell. When they get a second chance with her, they refuse to fail. With New Year’s Eve approaching, they decide to do everything in their power to convince her she is the one for them. 



Getting Leid 

Maribelle has always been unlucky in love. Bad relationships, bad men, just nothing good. The latest guy is her fiancé, who she found cheating on her at the chapel with her cousin. After dumping him at the altar, Maribelle swears off love. To mend her broken heart she goes to Hawaii to visit her friends Eddie and Sophia. She never expected Damon and Alex to follow her with seduction on their minds, and she never expected them to want forever. 

Damon and Alex have been in love with Maribelle for years. When Damon’s stupid brother loses her because of his cheating ways, the best friends decide it’s time to let Maribelle know just how they feel. Seducing her is easy, but convincing her to stay with them is going to be a challenge—one thing neither man has ever backed down from. 

A Little Harmless Sex-FREE 
A Little Harmless Pleasure 
A Little Harmless Obsession 
A Little Harmless Lie 
A Little Harmless Addiction 
A Little Harmless Fascination 
A Little Harmless Fantasy 
A Little Harmless Ride 
A Little Harmless Secret 
A Little Harmless Revenge 
A Little Harmless Scandal 
A Little Harmless Faith - coming December 2017 
A Little Harmless Taboo - coming early 2018 

Don't miss out on these exciting Harmless spinoffs! 

TASK FORCE HAWAII-Even paradise has a dark side 
Task Force Hawaii 
Seductive Reasoning 
Hostile Desires 
Constant Craving 
Tangled Passions 
Wicked Temptations-coming soon 
A LITTLE HARMLESS MILITARY ROMANCE - A military spin on Harmless 
Infatuation 
Possession 
Surrender 

Check out Melissa's USA Today Bestselling series, THE SANTINIS 
Leonardo 
Marco 
Gianni 

My review:
Three sweet and smoking hot m/f/m ménage tales that happen to take place around the holidays. Sophia, Eddie and Maribelle may be as different as day and night but they are best friends. In these three stories they each find their happiness with not one but two hot heroes that fit each of them perfectly.
I loved each of these stories but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Sex on the Beach. Seeing Eddie have her world view shifted was fun to read. Each of these stories requires a cold drink and some privacy.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wolf Hollow (Wolf Hollow Shifters, Book 1) by Nikki Jefford



Blurb:
A REBELLIOUS OUTCAST

Cocky. Coy. Wolf shifter. Tabor is the hollow’s only half-breed, scorned and forbidden to use his powers. Constantly overlooked despite his strengths, Tabor believes Sasha is as shortsighted as the rest of the pack until she proves there’s more to her than a blindly obedient lapdog to the council.

A DUTIFUL PUREBLOOD

Spirited, stubborn, and deeply loyal, Sasha feels the pressure from her pack to claim another pureblood, yet no one is brazen enough to defy the elders and toy with her . . . no one besides a sexy, hotheaded half-breed.

AN ATTRACTION THAT THREATENS THE FUTURE OF THE PACK

Bewildered by the deceptively proud and surprisingly sensual Sasha, Tabor would risk everything to claim her. Despite her vanishing bloodline, Sasha can’t resist the charismatic half-breed even as predators threaten their pack and the elders pressure her to breed with a pureblood.

In a fantastical post-apocalyptic world, where only the strongest survive, sometimes trusting the heart is the bravest act of all.

*Wolf Hollow is an adult fantasy romance.
 

My review:
Wolf Hollow is the first in a new series by new to me author Nikki Jefford. This fantasy romance takes place in a post apocalyptic world where shifters and wizards are real and humans have been about wiped out by a health crisis. The world building was great and Tabor and Sasha will make you laugh and groan and sigh. As with any world politics will make you want to pull your hair out but you never stop rooting for the little guy. This book is filled with surprises and lots of love.

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