Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Bear King's Captive (The Bear King #1) by Milly Taiden



Blurb:
Leah Tomson has been on the run since she was a kid. Every day is a struggle to stay alive. Now turning thirty, she wonders why she’s still here. When her path crosses with a boy who’s sucked into her world, she's got someone else depending on her for the first time. She won't let him down. When she finds them trapped by a mercenary and his crew, death is imminent. She knows she’ll fail a child, again. 

Commander Hannes 'Otso' Otila just finished a mission and is on his way home when his trip is disrupted by an unexpected cargo of the curvy, mouthy, and sassy type. With this luscious woman comes a boy and a lot of problems that drive him bat shit crazy. But instead of letting them go, his biggest desire, and that of his polar bear, is to keep her forever. He'll happily hold her his captive and if the moment comes, give his life for her. 

A big-time drug lord wants Leah dead, and it's up to Hannes and Leah to keep her and the boy alive. That's turning out to be harder than either anticipated when his second-in-command turns on him. While Hannes protects Leah from danger, protecting his own heart from her is a lot more difficult. The burning need to have her pushes his control, but is she worth the chance of another broken heart? Hannes is about to realize that no matter what he decides, his bear made a choice: Leah is his and no amount of internal struggle will change the animal's mind. 

Reader's Note: *Includes bonus first chapter of The Bear King's Revenge (Book 2 of the Bear King Series). 
Get ready for action, adventure and enough sexual tension to make your toes curl and want to get your partner naked. This is unlike any book you have ever read by Milly Taiden.

My review:
I loved this paranormal romantic suspense story. I love Milly Taidens’ short curvy girl romances. I read them for a quick pick me up. The Bear King's Captive is much longer than anything else I’ve read from her but I devoured it just the same. The rush to get to sexy times wasn’t there. She could develop the relationship between the characters more so that by the time they got to bed it was explosive. A big Finnish bear shifter and a sassy Latina make for a super fun tale.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Still (Long Slow Tease #1) by Ann Mayburn



Blurb:
Dr. Michelle Sapphire and Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan formed an unbreakable bond and an unacknowledged, forbidden attraction to each other while serving together in Afghanistan. Their lives are forever changed when a mortar attack grievously wounds Wyatt and Michelle brings him back from the brink of death. But when they both return to the civilian world, Michelle discovers that her rock-solid Marine is suffering from severe PTSD and may even be suicidal.

Wyatt Callahan fell hard for the aristocratic blonde doctor the moment he laid eyes on her. After reentering civilian life in his hometown near Austin, Texas, Wyatt is plagued by nightmares of the death and suffering he witnessed during the war. He’d love to reach out to Michelle, but — Michelle is a Dominatrix, and she has made it very clear to Wyatt she isn’t interested in a relationship with anyone who doesn’t accept her lifestyle. An Alpha male to the core, he can't imagine the appeal of being submissive. At the same time, the idea of serving Michelle, of being everything she wants and needs, rings true in his wounded soul.

Michelle has dark secrets of her own, and together with Wyatt she will have to battle her personal demons during their emotional journey of healing, redemption, and love.

**BDSM Contemporary Romance w/ FemDom elements
**Heat Level: Call a priest ahead of time to schedule a confession after reading.


My review:
Holy moly! This is an intense and sexy read. I quickly became invested in these two characters. They seemed very real to me. Wyatt Callahan proves that an alpha male can submit to the right woman. He needs it to be with Michelle and to help with his PTSD. Michelle needs the control but is afraid of giving her heart away only to lose it. This is a complex and moving story. Still is the first of a two book story. I am off to read Penance (Long Slow Tease #2) the conclusion to this story.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis



Blurb:
SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…

After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

My review:
Jill Shalvis gets that even in a small town life has its challenges. Sophie Marren is dealing with the challenge of starting over. She has made some poor choices in the past, her ex-husband and the decision to take his boat in the divorce. But she is moving on and trying to make better choices. Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid, yes one of those Kincaids, is trying to make better choices too. Not that serving his country was a bad choice but the way he left things with his twin and the rest of the family is on him and he needs to figure out how to make it right. Sophie and Jacob may just be the best thing that has happened to each of them now if they could get out of their own way.
Nobody But You is the latest from the queen of small town romance and a must read.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

On the passing of a sibling

Many folks don’t know that I have, well had, two sisters. They may know of or have met my big sister Debby. But I also had a sister Connie. She passed away on Saturday. I am saddened by this in a totally selfish way. Connie and I have never been close. She was three years older than me whereas Debby is six years older than me. I don’t know why Connie disliked me. She never told me and if she told anyone else they haven’t shared. I feel truly sorry about this. For years I took the high road sending birthday and holiday cards with no response. She was informed of the birth of my children and some of the major life accomplishments along the way. No response. When my youngest graduated from high school and there was still no response I admit I gave up. I stopped sending cards and making any effort. I would hear about her on occasion from Debby or my brother who she would occasionally speak to. And now she is gone and the chance to make amends or at least find out why is gone and this saddens me. Selfish, yes, but still. I would love to say that she made a positive impact while she was alive but alas I don’t know that either. I know she was married for a very short time but I never met him and as I said they weren’t together long. I don’t know what she did for a living or what she did for fun. But I know that she was a troubled woman who could hold a grudge whether real or imagined for a very long time. I am saddened that I am saddened more by the loss of what could have been rather than what was. I know that you can’t make someone like you but when that someone is family it hurts that much more.

Welcome to this peek into the mess that is my mind and thanks for allowing me to vent. If this makes you reach out to someone estranged in your life that is terrific if it allows you to know that you are not alone in your situation that is cool too.

It is sad that the pictures I have of her are so old but I thought I'd share.


Connie,David, me, Debby

Connie is the one with the glasses

Connie

Connie 

Connie is the tall one in the back

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Countdown to Zero Hour (Black Ops: Automatik #1) by Nico Rosso



Blurb:
Ex–Special Forces agent Artem "Art" Diaz is tattooed, muscular and undeniably dangerous. He's also deep undercover, posing as mob muscle for a deadly bratva boss. His mission: gain the Russians' trust. Then lead the strike team that will kill them all.

Chef Hayley Baskov knows better than to get involved with someone with such close mafia ties, but the handsome bodyguard who brought her to this cold, sprawling estate full of ruthless mobsters is inexplicably kind. A little flirtation may keep her safe amidst the growing menace.

As Art’s timetable for action escalates, so do his encounters with Hayley. Stealing what illicit pleasure they can keeps them both sane in the face of evil. But when things get dangerous, Art has to tell her about his assignment, bringing her deeper into the shadowy world of black ops...and putting her life on the line.

Now Art has a new objective: protect Hayley from the man they both call boss.

My review:
Countdown to Zero Hour is the first in a new romantic suspense series. This book reads like a television show. Russian mobsters and a secret black ops company, the thing that saves this book is that it is Art’s first job with Automatik so he can be forgiven the breaches in protocol and I adored Hayley. While she is a civilian in all this she doesn’t let anything get her down for long. She holds her own even when scared spitless. Check your brain at the door and enjoy.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O'Riley



Blurb:
Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a nonkink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels.

Deacon James is an architect and a demanding Dom, but he has spent the past couple of years without a sub or partner. When an employee invites him to a dinner party to meet his girlfriend, Deacon smells a setup but agrees anyway. He prides himself on being an excellent judge of character, and when he meets the younger dentist, he sees past the chair and finds a sweet submissive man who more than piques his interest.

Kade's fears and demons continue to haunt him, challenging Deacon to use everything he's learned as a Dom to earn Kade’s trust and submission. Deacon's determined, though, willing to battle all of it to have Kade by his side and at his feet.

My review:
m/m BDSM
Caged Sanctuary moved me in unexpected ways. Dental surgeon, Kaden Thorn fell victim to a vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs. It has been 3 years and other than a horrible failed vanilla relationship Kaden doesn’t have much of a love life. Kaden is a service sub with masochistic tendencies. He longs to serve. When he meets Deacon James the chemistry is instant and combustible. But it is going to take some serious work on Deacon’s part to help Kaden overcome his self-esteem issues about being wheelchair bound while finding creative ways for them to be together. I usually don’t like whiney characters but Deacon kept me from hating Kaden. I also squick out on some masochistic practices but I think that the way Deacon used them to help Kaden made them more acceptable to me.  Mostly this is a kinky sweet love story.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

A Mate's Redeeming Touch (Black Hills Wolves #44) by Merryn Dexter



Blurb:
Ven Thorne is a lone wolf with a bad attitude caused by his difficult childhood. Forced to return to pack life, he is tasked with rebuilding the gas station on the outskirts of Los Lobos. Ven works for Ryker, the pack enforcer, and will act as sentinel and lookout when the station reopens. 

Caitlyn Burrows has recently returned to Los Lobos with her family. A victim of Magnum Tao, the pack’s evil ex-Alpha, she is terrified of men and her natural omega nature is making it hard for her to make friends. Her family is determined to see Caitlyn happy. 

A chance encounter between Ven and Caitlyn reveals they are mates, something that neither of them is happy about! He’s mean and angry; she’s timid and shy. Can two such opposites find common ground? 

Caitlyn decides it is past time to take control of her life and is determined to prove to Ven that she is the mate that he needs. Can she make him see that the Fates are right and that their only chance of happiness is together or will the ghosts from the past keep them apart forever?

My review:
A Mate's Redeeming Touch is an incredibly sweet story of two damaged souls finding each other and the courage it takes for them to allow the other to heal them. I usually don’t like characters like Caitlyn. She is timid and has taken on guilt not rightfully hers. But she pulls it together when she finds her mate and her being a service oriented submissive wolf may be the only thing that can get through Ven’s anger at the world. Watching these two find each other and a chance at the future was truly enjoyable and a great addition to this series.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Cougar Among Wolves (Black Hills Wolves #45) by Kali Willows



Blurb:
A sadistic attack leaves Klaya, a Puma Clan Cougar, critically injured and the last of her family ferociously slain. She stumbles into Black Hills Wolf territory and collapses. Now under the protection of the pack, she finds herself whisked away to hide out in a cave until her old friend the alpha returns. Potentially the last of her shifter kind, she has nothing left to lose, but her life and a chance to avenge her brother. 

After a dangerous rescue, on the edge of pack territory, Seth and Rogue take a woman on the brink of death back to the pack. Her identity and why she was brutalized is a mystery. The pieces soon fit together proving this assault was no coincidence. The Black Hills Wolves pack faces a bigger threat than they could even imagine. The trio soon find themselves on a tumultuous journey of life and death and relentless lust. 

My review:
A cougar meets two younger wolves and their fates become one. Fate is a bitch and she doesn’t care who she has to kill in order for her matches to happen.  In A Cougar Among Wolves, Kali Willows puts her characters through hell in order to get to their hea. A fast paced, heart wrenching tale of love found. 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Billion Dollar Bear: BBW Paranormal Billionaire Romance by Catherine Vale



Blurb:
Jericho Knight isn't going to settle for the routine life his clan insists that he lead. If they had their way, he'd be mated to the obnoxious Ravena Hastings just because she's of royal descent, even though the she-bear does nothing to light his fire. He needs to escape the ordinary, and find out what really turns him on, and what will truly make him happy. Even if it's just for a weekend. 

Becca Donaldson is a good-girl who has followed the rules her entire life. Never trust strangers, if you have nothing nice to say - don't say anything at all, and of course, never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for her, she's about to come face to face with a man who is intent on upsetting her simple, organized life, and forcing her to break every one of those rules. 

And this handsome alpha knows exactly how to make an otherwise good-girl behave very, very badly. She doesn't stand a chance. 

Note To Readers: This is a scorching hot erotic romance story with intense sex scenes that will make you squirm in your seat. If I've done my job you'll be left reeling from this story, as you let Jericho Knight claim you as his own...as only an alpha bear can. Do not read this story if you are even remotely offended by graphic sexual content. This story has plot, has energy, and has substance - but it also has a LOT of hot sex. You've been warned. ;) 

My review:
Billion Dollar Bear is a fun escape. Workaholic Bear clan alpha Jericho Knight is being pressured to take a suitable mate. He doesn’t want the loveless marriage his parents had but is slowly caving to pressure. He heads to Paris to think things through and finds Becca Donaldson. Becca is a half breed with little to no knowledge of her heritage. When Becca is assigned to be the hunky alpha’s tour guide things heat up fast between them. Becca isn’t a one night stand kind of girl but for Jericho she might be a vacation fling. When Jericho goes home he finds himself missing Becca and wants nothing more than to make her his mate despite her lack of “suitability”. This is a fight that they are both going to have to fight. Billion Dollar Bear is fast paced sexy fun.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Unusual Seductions by Tilly Greene, Cassidy K. O'Connor, Sheri Lyn, S.A. Price, Christine Alvarez, Julie Morgan

Unusual Seductions by Tilly Greene, Cassidy K. O'Connor, Sheri Lyn, S.A. Price, Christine Alvarez, Julie Morgan 




Blurb:
An odd paranormal anthology, Unusual Seductions. None of these stories have a vampire, werewolf or shifter around, these reads are full of valkyrie, gargoyles, ghosts, hellhounds and demigods, 

Symphony of Night (Chronicles of the Fallen) by Julie Morgan
The veil has lowered and the human race now realizes they are not alone. We live among the supernatural, but there’s a catch; you only see them if you have the supernatural gene. Humans want to declare war, but how do you fight against a force you cannot see?
My name is Jac and I’m the last Valkyrie. My best friend and guardian, Rowan, is a gargoyle. The portal to our world has closed, keeping the supernatural trapped on earth. That is until word is out about a stone with powers to open it. It’s not just any stone, it is THE stone.
Tasked by Archangel Michael to locate this stone, I manage to pick up a band of misfits willing to help me in my quest. One of them is Kai, an Oni. Samuel, the first of the Fallen, is also out for the stone, and plans on using to his advantage. What happens if the stone falls into the wrong hands? Appearances can be deceiving, and alliances will form. Are the humans in the right for raging war, and are the supernatural justified to fight back? How do you choose who’s right, and who’s wrong?

Sex and the Supernatural by Stella Price (S.A. Price)
Sex and the Supernatural by Stella and Audra Price: Tara Gavin belongs to the Nightshade Society, an elite group that takes care of all the nasties that roam the night, especially ghosts in all their wicked incarnations. A woman with secrets of her own, she is plagued by an insatiable need for physical contact on a daily basis.
Two nights before Halloween, she's called in to save some stupid amateur ghost hunters from a house that has long been on the Society's black list, and gets trapped inside. Trapped with a sexy man with horns that is not supposed to be there.
Antaeus Folle is a demon who was tricked into the caretakership of the Hoyt Mansion and its murderous inhabitants. When all Hell breaks loose and he finds a sexy, dangerous as hell woman snagged in a trap room, he realizes that if he plays his cards right, he could end his tenure as babysitter and go back to the life he was ripped from. He just didn't count on the woman he sees as a savior being the biggest temptation he's ever had.
Having to work together, despite growing attraction on both sides, is not going to be easy. Ant will have to open his world up to another, and Tara will have to trust a demon with her life, and possibly her heart.

Sealed in Blood- The Hellbound Chronicles by Christine Alvarez
An agreement sealed in blood, forged by the blind love of a mother for her daughter, but was it the right choice?
Claire, a being created from the union of man and angel, has been hidden in plain sight, her lineage kept a secret from everyone - including herself. Kyon, a Hellhound, has been sent to collect her soul, but one look and those plans have changed.
What happens when fate intervenes? When you fall for the soul you were meant to take? Or for the being that was meant to kill you?
All Hell breaks loose and you take on the demon’s wrath.

My Name is Cer - Mythogical Messes Redux by Tilly Greene
Cerberus, the hellhound of the Underworld,is given the task to accompany his queen wherever she wants to go and she picks modern day London. The duo is ready to indulge in shopping for her and plenty of naked willing ladies for him, only they're greeted in the new world by violence. Leaving a horrifying mess of blood and bodies behind, they find a hotel and connect with Kate Bentley.
As a staff member, she sees that their every need is fulfilled and more with a visit to a lingerie shop. The playful and randy sides of Cer merge together with Kate and he can't shake what he starts feeling for her. Cer is a dog at heart, but after an erotic show, a kinky bra, Kate calling him Sir, and a couple men from Scotland Yard, there may be too many changes for them to go back to where they were.

Loving the Monster Within by Cassidy Kristi O'Connor
Penelope Harbough has dedicated her life to her job at a home for battered women and children. With such a stressful and heartbreaking job, she finds her solace in the arms of Frank – a gargoyle statue that sits atop her building watching over the city. She spills her heart to him daily while watching the sun rise. 

Asald sold his soul for the woman he loved. After upsetting the prince of Hell, he is cursed to become the monster he feared was inside him. To make up for some of the guilt, he takes it upon himself to protect the women of the shelter. A vigilante. A modern day winged Robin Hood, of sorts. Until he’s forced to reveal himself…

Goated by the Gods by Sheri Lyn
Their family cursed by the God Thor long ago, the Maddux brothers are forced to walk the earth as both goats and men. Maddening at first, the family has since learned to use their curse to their advantage and wouldn't trade it for anything, except maybe love. Finding someone to accept them- both sides- is proving difficult.
Thor feels guilty that time slipped away from him in the mortal realm, he never meant for the curse to last as long as it has. In an attempt to make up for it, Thor takes it upon himself to help the brothers find their soulmates, with the help of the Trickster god himself, Loki.
A Matchmaking service run by Thor and Loki? This should be fun, but when the gods are involved, nothing is ever easy.
 


My review:

DANGER! This isn’t your normal PNR. Read this only if you want to expand your idea of what PNR is. These six talented authors have stretched the boundaries of what we would call normal and introduce us to the sexy darker side. Demi-gods, Gargoyles, Demons, Angels, Hell-hounds and more.  Are you ready?

 Sex and the Supernatural by Stella Price (S.A. Price) - Tara Gavin works for the Nightshade Society protecting mundane humans from the things that go bump in the night. While rescuing some ghost hunters from their own stupidity Tara comes into her own powers and maybe has found the demon of her dreams. If horn licking turns you off skip this one.

Symphony of Night (Chronicles of the Fallen) by Julie Morgan – It is obvious that this story takes place in an established world/series but stands on its own just fine. War between the supernaturals and humans is imminent and Jac, the last Valkyrie, who is just now coming into her powers is the fortold one. She is the key to stopping it. With help from a Gargoyle, an Oni demon, an Archangel, a fallen angel and a band of misfits she can do it but at what cost? This is a fun read with a sexy mĂ©nage.

My Name is Cer - Mythogical Messes Redux by Tilly Greene – This was my favorite and is the kinkiest of the six. We all know that Cerberus is a 3 headed hellhound and the Guardian of the Underworld. What happens when he escorts Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld, to modern day London? I adored Cer. In his human form he is a big sexy puppy. He is stubborn, loyal and playful. When he meets a woman that knocks his socks off there isn’t much he wouldn’t do for her. This one will require you to believe in magic.

Sealed in Blood- The Hellbound Chronicles by Christine Alvarez – Never make a deal with a demon. They will find a way to screw you over. Claire is the daughter of an angel and a human. When she was 5 her mother was dying and summoned a demon and bound it to protect Claire. What she didn’t realize was the demon added a clause that said he got to take Claires’ soul when she turned 25. It is two days before her 25th birthday and the demon sends a human/hellhound hybrid Kyon to collect but Kyon’s hellhound side claims her for his mate. Keeping her safe is going to be a full time job.

Goated by the Gods by Sheri Lyn – m/m This story had me laughing out loud. This is a story of 3 brothers affected by a temper tantrum Thor threw a thousand years ago. Thor wants to make it right so he and Loki go into the match making business. They are going to find the 3 goat shifter brothers their mates. Much hilarity ensues.

Loving the Monster Within by Cassidy Kristi O'Connor – This is a sweet tale of redemption and love. Penelope works in a battered womens shelter and cries on the shoulder of the gargoyle on the roof. She doesn’t know he can come to life until he does to save her life. A fun sexy romp.

I love anthologies where I can try new to me authors or try new stuff from authors I know. This is a hot read that will take you to new places in your imagination.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Naughty Wishes Part III: Mind by Joey W. Hill



Blurb:
The author of the “erotic and emotionally charged”* Naughty Bits series turns up the heat in Mind, as a boldly experimental threesome redefines the meaning of love and desire.

Samantha and her roommates Geoff and Chris always loved each other, but when Sam introduced the two men to the possibilities of deepening that relationship, something clicked. After all, they always had the desire to claim Sam, and to fulfill her fantasies of being taken by both of them. Yet as their sexual experiments grow in intensity, the two men open themselves up to even more unexplored naughty wishes – the ones they have about each other.

Although they’ve been close since childhood, there’s always been something more complex at the heart of the friendship between Geoff and Chris. All they needed was a catalyst to bring it to life. Now that Sam has become that catalyst, Geoff and Chris fight for dominance—and the struggle between them is the stuff of absolute ecstasy.

Includes a teaser for Soul in Naughty Wishes IV.

My review:
m/m
Fantastic! Naughty Wishes Part III: Mind takes us into the dynamics between Chris and Geoff. I think the physical was easier for them then the mental and emotional and Joey W. Hill does an absolutely fantastic job of taking them and by extension us through it with class and sensitivity. The sex is hot but the love is hotter. A fantastic addition to this serial.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Primal Force (K-9 Rescue #3) by D.D. Ayres



Blurb:
Passion is always worth fighting for…

Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks to her no-good ex-fiancĂ©. Now she just wants to live her life in peace with her beloved dogs. No men, no complications. But it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and the attraction is fierce, mutual, and dangerous…

PRIMAL FORCE

Lauray "Law" Batisse is a Military Police veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan. Haunted by the loss of his K-9 partner in combat, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t fight his primal instincts. And neither can Jori. This sexy alpha male might be the only man strong enough to unleash her desires. And when unseen enemies start hunting them down, he and his new K-9 partner might be her only hope… to survive.

My review:
I love this series. Hot guys and hero dogs what’s not to like? In Primal Force we meet the cop Lauray "Law" Batisse and the con Jori Garrison. Law is an injured former MP who lost his K-9 partner and who suffers from ptsd. He is hesitant to hook up with a service dog that looks like a cheez doodle. Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans a skill she picked up while wrongfully incarcerated. There is chemistry between Jori and the surly cop but she is hesitant. When these two finally get together the fireworks can be seen from here. Between the cheez doodle and Jori, Law may just be able to take his place in the land of the living. Primal Force is non-stop action, adventure and romance. A truly fun read.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Wolf's Contract (Black Hills Wolves #43) by T.L. Reeve




Blurb:
A Contract gone wrong. 
Kru Hawthorne left home years ago. Unable to watch the abuse his sister suffered at the hands of Magnum and his cronies, Kru hit the road. Chased by the demons of his past, he drifts for years before making a home in the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Gabby Salvador, sister to Craven Salvador, President of the Vipers motorcycle club, watched her brother take his last breath. When the devastatingly handsome Kru arrives moments later, she knows something isn't right. Sticking to the shadows, she follows him to Rapid City, South Dakota, and finds something she never expected. 

One text that changes everything. 
Kru and Gabby's lives collide through a text and an attempt on Gabby's life. Together they'll have to figure out who put the hit on Craven and why they want Gabby as well. But, with the full moon, Gabby will be faced with an even bigger decision. Trust the man who isn't what he claims to be and take the protection he offers, or hit the road and pray she's never found. 

My review:
Kru is unapologetically a very bad dude. He ran from Magnum and left his sister with her abusive husband but his time away has allowed him to grow and he has kept his wolf’s hunting needs fulfilled by being a contract killer. When he takes a job against his better judgment to kill Craven Salvador, President of the Vipers motorcycle club he finds himself set up and on the run with Cravens baby sister and his potential mate.  They need to find out who killed Craven and set him up and then he has to figure out how to be the mate that Gabby deserves. A Wolf's Contract is a high energy, fast paced good read.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Cover reveal for Mountainside Resort by Roxanne Witherell



Blurb:


Brianna Thompson was unaware that she had a stalker. After she was attacked her best friend, Abby, convinces her to take a vacation out of state until the police catch the stalker. While on vacation Brianna runs into Caleb who walked out on her seven years earlier. Now all she wants to do is go back home.
Caleb Kingston left his old life behind seven years ago. Everything including the woman he loved. Now Brianna pops back into his life and he can't have her. She can never know his secret. Will she ever forgive him without knowing the truth?
Will Brianna's stalker catch up to her? Can she find it in her heart to forgive Caleb even though he won't give her straight answers? Or will her life be turned upside down?


Excerpt:
Just as Brianna unlocked her door and started to open it, she caught a glimpse of something to her right. Before she could register what it is or even turn her head, a hard object hit the back of her head. Everything started going blurry and she could feel herself starting to fall forward. She tried to catch herself on the table beside the door. Missing the table, she sees two of, she clears it of all contents as she falls to the floor. Brianna began pushing herself up, when hands wrap around her arms and yanks her up. She is now face to face with Derek, he seems different. He has a dark aura around him. Although that could just be her imagination since she isn't thinking too clearly and her brain seems to be pounding against her skull. Brianna takes a step back and tries to pull herself free from his grasp with no success. Derek backhanded her across the face.
      “Don't fight me, you won't win.” He spat at her, as she struggles to break free.
      The more she fought, the bigger Derek's smile got. He was enjoying this. If only she was wearing pants instead of this stupid skirt. The skirt wouldn't allow her to get her leg up far enough, to kick him in his nuts, so Brianna decides to stomp on his foot with her heel.
      “Son of a bitch!” He yells as he takes his hands off her to grab his foot. Bri bolted for the door but before she could turn the door knob, Derek had grabbed her blouse and yanked her backwards, ripping her blouse in the process.
“I said don't fucking fight me!” His voice was filled with anger as he backhands her across the face again, this time splitting her lip. How in the world can this thin man hit this damn hard? He had recovered from the heel to the foot, and now had her arms again, squeezing them tight.
      “You think you can get away from me?” He says glaring at her. “Not this time. This time I will have your full attention. No passing me by with only a nod.”
Author Bio:

Roxanne Witherell was born in Louisiana and currently lives in South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her large family. Her love for books has brought her to writing her own. Be on the lookout for more to come in an array of paranormal genres. She may even surprise herself and leave paranormal out of a few.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3) by Angie Fox



Blurb:
Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank…until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. 

Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case. 

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century—and a modern-day motive for murder. 

Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim... 

My review:
Verity is back. She still has no real job but she has her skunk, Lucy, and her ghost friend, Frankie and her maybe romance with her ex’s brother Ellis but things are looking up because the new manager at the bank wants her to do some work for them. Too bad he got dead right after offering her the work. When Frankie recognizes the killers signature as belonging to a ghost buddy of his it is time for Verity and Ellis to do a little sleuthing on their own. And like any book by Angie Fox hilarity ensues. The Haunted Heist is a silly, short and super fun escape. I highly recommend.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lucky Charms by Louisa Bacio



Blurb:
After Cornelius’s family is jinxed, he suffers from the unluck of the Irish. Forced to spend every St. Patrick’s Day with green hair—and more—Cornelius must convince Jenna of his love when she’s unable to remember him.

Out for a good time and some green beer, Jenna sustains disbelief of not-so-little green leprechauns when she discovers Cornelius’s really big curse.

My review:
Just in time for St. Patty’s Day. Lucky Charms is a short, sexy, sweet story that has Jenna helping Cornelius break a century’s long curse. All it takes is the suspension of beliefs and a hard shag (or two). A lot of fun in a short read.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dark Panther by Catherine Vale



Blurb:
When the curvy waitress, Leia Jacobs, comes face-to-face with the insanely gorgeous stranger in the bookshop, her world is suddenly turned upside down, and everything she thought she knew about herself turns out to be complete bullshit.

She isn't such a tough girl with the hard exterior, after all. At least not in the presence of Nathan Archer (aka: Mister Perfect), but there is something about this guy that spells danger, something about him that gives Leia the impression that she should run away as fast as she can. Except her heart is telling her something very different, and she finds herself falling hard for the mysterious man with the dark past.

But there's trouble brewing in paradise when Nathan tells her what he really is, and what he really wants. He's an edgy bad-boy with a taste for bondage. He's also a man that never takes no for an answer.

Note To Readers: This is a sexy shapeshifter BDSM story of a panther and his wicked desire for a BBW chick who doesn't go down easily. If you are offended by erotic romance stories where the hero likes to tie his woman up and make her his, this is probably not the book for you. For those who love to read about hot sex, curvy women and possessive men, enjoy!

My review:
Dark Panther is a sexy shifter romance with some twists.  Leia meets Nathan in her favorite bookstore and the attraction is there from the very beginning but she is cautious. She has an ex who is a shifter and he has been stalking her. He is her ex because he was abusive and she had had enough. She is afraid of herself and for anyone she might become involved with but Nathan attracts her enough that she might just take the chance.
There is a lot going on in this story and the author keeps you guessing. I like that Leia thinks things through and is trying to be independent. I like that Nathan, despite appearances, isn’t perfect but he wants to be for Leia.
Dark Panther is a fast paced sexy read that may push some hot buttons if you have problems with violence. I really enjoyed this book.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


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Monday, March 14, 2016

Snowbound Seduction by Melissa Schroeder



Blurb:
This blizzard is blazing hot...

Trevor MacMillian is the tart and incredibly sexy executive chef who’s made pastry chef Elaine Masterson’s life a living hell. But when she catches him in nothing but a tiny little towel, it’s almost enough to make her forget they’re stranded in a luxurious mountain cabin together...or that she hates him almost as much as she craves him like a sinfully forbidden dessert.

Being alone in a romantic secluded cabin might just kill Trevor outright. If Elaine hates him now, how much will she hate him if she finds out he’s been fantasizing about her full, kissable lips? So Trevor argues with her. Makes her angry— until an intense and unexpected kiss turns their hostility into insatiable hunger. And with this much heat, the snowstorm outside doesn’t stand a chance...

My review:
Cooking done well requires passion. Chefs Trevor & Elaine have passion to spare but in the kitchen it comes out as bitchen’. They are tricked into being alone with each other in an attempt work out a way to ease the tension between them. Turns out the tension in the kitchen can be turned into passion in the bedroom.  Snowbound Seduction is a smoking hot, super fun read.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Force of Attraction (K-9 Rescue #2) by D.D. Ayres



Blurb:
The only thing more powerful than fear is desire…

A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner—a protective canine named Hugo—Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants…until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge. 

FORCE OF ATTRACTION 

Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than they’ve been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire they’ve rekindled…
 

My review:
Hot guys and hero dogs it doesn’t get much better than this. Force of Attraction is a fast paced romantic suspense/second chance romance. Scott screwed up and let go of the only woman he ever loved. It’s been two years and Cole hasn’t moved on either and now they have to work together pretending to be new lovers. Scott is determined to make it reality for them. He wants a second chance whether he deserves it or not. A fun read.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Always by Jae Johnson



Blurb:
John and Amelia Foster have let life get in the way of their five-year marriage. Careers, temptations and betrayal threaten to tear them apart, but instead of giving in, they decide to pick up the pieces together and go on a journey of discovery to find their way back to each other. Desire and passion battle jealousy and insecurity. Will they find their ALWAYS? 
**Contains Adult Subject Matter / Recommended for adults 18 and over / Contains explicit subject matter. *

My review:
Always is a second chance romance of a sort. Amelia Foster is frustrated by her husbands’ lack of attention and has a one night stand with a co-worker. When he husband inadvertently discovers her infidelity they are forced to reexamine their commitment to each other. In between erotic interludes Jae Johnson helps us understand what these characters are feeling as they work to their always. A story well worth reading.

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