Saturday, March 17, 2018

Which Mage Moved the Cheese? (Casino Witch Mysteries 2) by Nikki Haverstock

Ella's Super Awesome Guide to Paranormal Cheese:
1. You eat it, but there are weird side effects.
2. The ingredients can be really gross.
3. You don't use it to squash people.

When the ex-president of the Paranormal Cheese Council is found dead under the world's largest wedge of cheese, Ella is on the case! Unable to admit who she really is, she goes undercover. But can she, her klutzy sidekick, and the world's most arrogant familiar escape the Booby-Trapped Queso of Doom, or stop eating the magically addictive beer-cheese fondue without giving things away to the anonymous villain? 
Watch Ella dress as a Bavarian Beer Wench, watch her familiar act all catlike, and watch her slow-burn relationship with the sexy and muscular Vin turn into cheesy goodness before she makes a public declaration that nips their developing relationship in the bloomy rind.

If you like the idea of Sober-Up Salami, over-the-top villains, dragon spit, and siren milk, then you want a heapin' helping of Which Mage Moved the Cheese?, Book 2 of the Casino Witch Mysteries. Buy your copy today!

My review:
Having magic is supposed to make everything easier right? Newbie witch Ella is finding that not to be the case. While attending a supernatural cheese fest (who knew) Ella finds the former president of the Paranormal Cheese Council under a giant block of cheese and thus begins our adventure in all its cheesy goodness.
Which Mage Moved the Cheese? Is a tongue in cheek paranormal cozy mystery that will keep you guessing and giggling and rooting for Ella. I need the next book soonest.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Born with a Silver Moon: Galaxa Warriors (PDA 15) by Milly Taiden


Discover a brand new race of Alpha males ready to find their mates in a dangerous warrior planet. Sassy women traveling with Gerri Wilder are in for the journey of a lifetime and a mate that will love them through the galaxy. Are you ready? 

Grab the next Galaxan romance between a sexy warrior and his fiery mate. 

Attention is something Riley Parks usually shies away from, but when she finds herself on a shifter planet in a distant galaxy, attention is exactly what she's getting. Especially from one smokin' hot hunk of a man. Jag. The man sends her body into heat and her mind to a scramble whenever he's near, but she's not having it. No way. A little taste might not hurt, though, right? 

Royal prince, warrior, and womanizer, Jag Kasaval has his sights set on Riley. She turns his world upside down and his inner lion is clawing to claim her. Not used to rejection, he's willing to do anything to get his mate. What he didn't expect was a feisty hellcat waiting to be unleashed beneath her quiet exterior. 

Riley and Jag are thrown together to help plan a royal wedding and coronation. She refuses to admit Jag is exactly the man she wants, even if matchmaker Gerri Wilder says it's in the cards. In the midst of palace intrigue, Riley's swept up in scandal and danger that drags her beyond the Galaxa she's come to know. With her life in the balance, Jag will have to find her before it's too late or lose her forever. 

My review:
Riley Parks is not one for the spotlight but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t shine. Jag may be a prince and totally hot but Riley doesn’t want a player and Jag has that rep. When Jag sets his sights on Riley he plans to make her very glad for his experience. While helping to plan the kings wedding and the queens coronation Riley and Jag get to know each other better. But Riley is no pushover and Jag is going to have to work for it.
I like that Riley fell for the man and not the position. This is another fun addition to the PDA series but can be read standalone. Action, adventure and love.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Firstborn Prince by Virginia Nelson


"Fun, hot & with a hero who is delish, The Firstborn Prince is a perfect escape!” - USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Foster Boyd wants control of the family business before his brother’s escapades ruin their reputation. Since he can’t force his brother out, he needs to distract him--or reform him. Where can he find a woman willing to do anything to save his business?

Natalie Stolen was at the top of her game as image consultant to the stars. But when one of her client’s reveals a juicy secret, the media went on a feeding frenzy, taking down Natalie’s career faster than she could say “scandal.” Now in dire straits, she’s been given an offer she can’t refuse...

But what happens when the woman you hired to distract your brother is the only woman you can’t stop thinking about?

Each book in the Billionaire Dynasties series is STANDALONE.
* The Penthouse Prince
* The Irish Prince
* The Firstborn Prince

My review:

Billionaire Foster Boyd is a control freak. He and his twin have sworn not to let love destroy them as it did their parents and almost the company. Rules are made to be broken. In this fun and sexy story we see the mighty one and done Foster Boyd fall. I liked image consultant Natalie Stolen she is strong, smart and resilient and just what Foster needs. Watching these two heal each other made my day and left me with a smile.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sight Lines (The Arsenal Book 2) by Cara Carnes

They took her best friend. 

Now she’s taking them down. 

Viviana “Quillery” Chambers has one mission: find the people behind Hive’s betrayal and take them down. She and her best friend are the most sought after back office operatives around. She’ll stop at nothing to keep her new team and family at The Arsenal safe. But someone’s put a six million dollar hit on her and ghosts from the past have returned. She’s facing her toughest challenge ever. Now she has a mysterious assassin shadowing her every move. He’s vowed to keep her safe, but she’s part of the Quillery Edge. 

They never quit. They never surrender. They never let anyone stand between them and their quarry. 

He had one rule: Don’t mess with his family. 

Judson Jensen’s lived a solitary life taking down targets no one else dared touch. The bastards he’s wasted twenty years working for took his brother. The choice was supposed to be simple—neutralize the Quillery Edge or your brother dies. Unfortunately for them he had another choice—take them down. All he needs is to earn the brilliant, fiercely sassy Viviana’s trust and keep her alive. 

The two must work together to do the impossible: take Judson’s employer down. 

This isn’t business…it’s personal. 

My review:
Sight Lines is romantic suspense at it’s very best. Take one bad ass assassin and mess with his family and you bring down hell on your whole operation. Better yet add in the genius back office operator you are being blackmailed to kill and Armageddon will seem tame. When Jud and Vi meet the world is shifted on its axis and you will enjoy the ride. Action, adventure and love a terrific addition to the series.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Six Feet Under (Kenni Lowry #4) by Tonya Kappes

Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. And let me tell you, this broth is in trouble. Get ready for a Southern showdown.

The residents of Cottonwood, Kentucky are sent into a tizzy when the Culinary Channel comes to town to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee. 

Especially Sheriff Kenni Lowry. 

Her mama’s award-winning chicken pot pie is what brought Frank to town, and they don’t make hair in the South bigger than her mama’s ego after the news.

When Frank Von Lee is found dead from food poisoning and the most likely culprit is Mama’s chicken pot pie, Kenni’s poppa, the former sheriff, comes back from the Great Beyond to assist in the investigation. 

But nothing’s prepared Kenni for such a personal tie to a case, and she finds herself pushing the limits of the laws she’s sworn to protect.

This book’s so delicious it’ll make your mouth water and leave you hankerin’ for more.

My review:
Sheriff Kenni and the gang are back and it looks like trouble has hit close to home. A food critic has been killed and it looks like Kenni’s mama is the prime suspect. This crime will test the strength of more than one relationship in Kenni’s life.
Six Feet Under is a fast paced, well written, intriguing mystery with a great cast of characters that will leave you hungry for more.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Scoring off the Field (WAGS #2) by Naima Simone


Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend … and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.

Football is Dominic's life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson— is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.

Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.

Each book in the WAGS series is STANDALONE:
* Scoring with the Wrong Twin
* Scoring Off the Field

My review:
Scoring off the Field is a sweet and spicy friends to lovers story. Dom is a star quarterback who is devoted to the game and will let no woman in. He’s been there, done that and not doing that again. Dom’s assistant and best friend Tennyson Clark has loved him for years. She is tired of watching his one night stands traipse past her while she gets relegated to the friend zone. Not that being his BFF is a bad thing but she wants so much more. It is time for her to move on. It’s a case of you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. What will Dom do to keep Tenny in his life?
I loved Dom and Tenny’s back story. This is romance at its finest.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Deadly Match (Bad Boy Inc. #3) by Eve Langlais


A retired assassin can’t find love, until he meets his match.

Almost dying puts some things in perspective for Reaper. 
One, he is getting too old to be dodging bullets.

Two, who will mourn him when he is gone? 
And three, he needs a legacy to inherit his collection of hockey cards.

Maybe it’s time to think of settling down, problem is, exactly where does a retired assassin meet a lady? Charming Reaper Montgomerythe firstturns to a dating service to solve his problem, and finds himself intrigued by the owner, especially when his first date with her ends with bullets flying. Between her secret past, and his killer resume, theyll make a deadly match.

My review:

Deadly Match is a short, sweet, fun read that kept me flipping pages as fast as I could. Charming “Reaper” Montgomery is an assassin who is in his early forties. Getting shot makes him think of slowing down and finding someone to come home to. The dating service sends him one woman after another but none of them works for him but the moment he meets the feisty owner Annique Darlington he is smitten. The only problem is she comes with baggage and isn’t interested. Reaper has a challenge on his hands but he needs to keep them both alive so he can convince her to be his.
I love this quirky series. An older couple in a fun romp. Not your everyday romance.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Rough Ride (Chaos #5) by Kristen Ashley

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Chaos series...

Rosalie Holloway put it all on the line for the Chaos Motorcycle Club.

Informing to Chaos on their rival club—her man’s club, Bounty—Rosalie knows the stakes. And she pays them when her man, who she was hoping to scare straight, finds out she’s betrayed him and he delivers her to his brothers to mete out their form of justice.

But really, Rosie has long been denying that, as she drifted away from her Bounty, she’s been falling in love with Everett “Snapper” Kavanagh, a Chaos brother. Snap is the biker-boy-next door with the snowy blue eyes, quiet confidence and sweet disposition who was supposed to keep her safe... and fell down on that job.

For Snapper, it’s always been Rosalie, from the first time he saw her at the Chaos Compound. He’s just been waiting for a clear shot. But he didn’t want to get it after his Rosie was left bleeding, beat down and broken by Bounty on a cement warehouse floor. 

With Rosalie a casualty of an ongoing war, Snapper has to guide her to trust him, take a shot with him, build a them...

And fold his woman firmly in the family that is Chaos.

Note: Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.

My review:
This book started rough. I almost didn’t get past the prologue. But I had to see how Rosalie faired. I loved Rosalie relationship with her mother. I was worried Snapper was going to turn into a stalker but instead this turned into a really sweet love story.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Rome and Jules by Tara Lain

Two werewolf households, both alike in dignity…. 

Rome Siracusa, youngest son of the alpha of the nouveau-riche Siracusa pack, wants to be a faithful son and pack member, but he’s got two big secrets. One, he’s blessed with enhanced hearing, vision, strength, and the ability to shift at will. Second, he’s gay, a fact he can’t admit to his deadly homophobic father. 

Rome crashes a party at the mansion of his pack’s greatest enemy, the ancient, pure-blooded Havillands. Jules, the gay son of the drunkard alpha, is being married off to a rich entrepreneur. Smitten and moved by the beautiful male’s plight, Rome tries to find a way to save Jules—while digging himself deeper into pack politics and navigating his own arranged marriage. Secrets climb out of the caves as the werewolf gods speak through the mouths of their children, and the two great families clash, suffocating the hopes of star-crossed lovers.

My review:
m/m werewolves
Tara Lain takes on Romeo and Juliet in her own inimitable style and rocks it out of the house. Rome and Jules are both gay, alpha and being forced into marriages they don’t want to people they don’t want for the good of their respective packs. Jules drunkard of a father has blown through pack monies till they are on the edge of bankruptcy and is forcing Jules to marry a guy with money he makes from less than legal means. Rome is being force to marry a woman from Jule’s pack so his father can take it over without a war. When Rome and Jules meet they fall in lust and are more determined than ever to thwart their respective alpha’s.
There is action, adventure, intrigue and love everything you need for a great story. Personally I liked this version of Romeo and Juliet much better as I do love a happy ending.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs

In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” ( Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…

They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…

My review:
I love this series! Charles and Anna are so not Mercy and Adam. Mercy and Adam are a frenetic city couple whereas Charles and Anna travel through life at a slower but no less intense pace. In Burn Bright, Bram is away helping Mercy and has left Charles in charge in Aspen Creek. When they get a call for help from one of the old ones Charles and Anna are pulled into a mystery that will shake up the whole pack. I enjoyed seeing how far Charles and Anna have come as a couple and was sucked into the mystery. A terrific addition to the series.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alpha Unleashed (Grizzlies Gone Wild #4) by Kathy Lyons

Some men aren't meant to be tamed. Especially if they're Grizzlies Gone Wild.


Alyssa Nelson doesn't actually believe that Simon Gold is a shape-shifting grizzly bear---until she sees it firsthand. Aaaaand the award for Totally Surprising Changes goes to Simon Gold.But Alyssa doesn't have time to deal with the fact that her ruggedly hot, long-time secret crush is a shifter . . . not when her brother has turned into one, too.

After ten months in bear form, Simon is struggling. He's not ready to deal with anyone, let alone the bold and gorgeous Alyssa. Mine, whispers his bear. But all hell has broken loose in the Detroit shifter community, and it's spreading to humans. Now Simon must face the darkest place of all: where bear and man become one. And the only way he can make it back to his humanity is by finding---and claiming---his mate.

My review:
Alyssa Nelson’s half-brother is turning into some kind of animal after suffering from the “Detroit flu”. He implores her to find Simon Gold as he is sure the Simon can help.  At wits end Alyssa finds Simon and badgers him into coming to see what is going on with her brother.
Alyssa is smart, tough and driven. Simon has been in his bear form for 10 months and hasn’t really grasped his humanity yet which makes for a few scary moments. 
Alpha Unleashed isn’t your usual shifter story and is the better because of that. This is part of a series but can be read standalone.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hooked on a Phoenix (Phoenix Brothers) by Ashlyn Chase



Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston's financial district. She's had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to cash his paycheck. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry.

Gabe Fierro is a firefighter―and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding a woman open-minded enough to accept a shapeshifter into her life. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. But when the bank where she works gets held up, Gabe does everything he can to protect her. The two of them end up locked in the bank's vault...where things get steamier than either of them ever imagined.

My review:

Hooked on a Phoenix is a paranormal version of my best friends little sister. It is sweet, fun and will have you heart running the gamut of emotions from anxiety and fear to laughter and love. The world is well developed and the characters are likeable.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Claiming Felicity (Ace Security #4) by Susan Stoker


Falling in love could expose a woman in hiding, in the fourth Ace Security novel from New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker.

Former mercenary Ryder Sinclair’s stunning discovery that he has three half brothers in Castle Rock, Colorado, is giving them all the chance to color in the spaces of their tragic pasts. For Ryder, establishing roots is made all the more desirable by Felicity Jones. But if Ryder’s instincts are correct, this breathtaking beauty is in trouble.

Castle Rock isn’t Felicity’s home. Like her false identity, it’s just a cover. All she wants is enough cash to keep moving to another temporary hideaway—to stay on the run from a secret that’s haunted her for years. As safe as Ryder’s strong embrace makes her feel, she fears that falling for him, and staying in Colorado, will put everyone she’s come to love in danger.

The more Ryder learns about Felicity, the more determined he is not to let her go. It’s time for her to stop running—even as a relentless danger closes in, threatening their love and their lives.

My review:
Stalkers have a special place in hell I’m sure. Felicity Jones has had an insane stalker chasing her for the past ten years forcing her to give up her friends, her name and her home. She knows she has stayed in Castle Rock too long but she has friends and a life here. But now he’s found her again and  Ryder Sinclair won’t let her run.
A former mercenary, Ryder has demons of his own but from the first moment he laid eyes on Felicity he knew why he has done what he has done. He needs to protect her he wants to keep her.
This story will put you through an emotional wringer but it turns out all right at the end.  
Claiming Felicity is the end of the Ace Security quartet but introduces us to the next group of hot heroes she will sharing with us the Mountain Mercenaries.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Eternal Heart (Apocalypse Rising Book 2.5) by Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret

It's Maggie and Isaac's big day!

Five days till the wedding and Maggie is stressed out. With so much to plan for and get done before the magic hour, she is happy everyone is pitching in.

Isaac is focused on her happiness, and when an issue comes up, threatening to ruin the wedding he takes it upon himself to make it right.

Because Maggie is his world and no one treats her like a second class citizen. Not even her own family.

And when lines are drawn, both with family and in the brotherhood, the members of the Savannah brotherhood stick together.

The family you choose is the one that never lets you down.

My review:
We met Maggie and Isaac in Eclipsed Heart (Apocalypse Rising Book 1). This book takes place two years later and starts five days before their wedding. This story is sweet and sexy with some laugh out loud moments. There is wedding madness, in-law issues and lots of love. I recommend having read Eclipsed Heart and Spectral Heart first so you can get the most out of this story.

Friday, March 2, 2018

How to Date Your Dragon (Mystic Bayou #1) by Molly Harper Narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis.

How to Date Your Dragon (Mystic Bayou #1) by Molly Harper Narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis.

Anthropologist Jillian Ramsay's career has taken a turn south.

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations. Mermaids and gator shifters swim in the bayou. Spirit bottles light the front porches after twilight. Dragons light the fires under crayfish pots.

Jillian's first assignment for the League could be her last. Mystic Bayou is wary of outsiders, and she has difficulty getting locals to talk to her. And she can't get the gruff town sheriff, Bael Boone, off of her back or out of her mind. Bael is the finest male specimen she's seen in a long time, even though he might not be human. Soon their flirtation is hotter than a dragon's breath, which Bael just might turn out to be....

My review:
Molly Harper is an autobuy for me so when How to Date Your Dragon came out I was excited. I don’t do a lot of audiobooks because of bad experiences with narrators and because my retention is less with audio; you know the whole in one ear and out the other deal. Anyway I was tickled pink that not only did I LOVE the story I actually enjoyed the narration (accents included) and retained more than I thought I would. The characters of Mystic Bayou are more than clich├ęs and I fell in love with them all. I laughed and sighed and was glad I was alone on the road when Balfour got his. Molly Harper has a fun imagination and I look forward to my next visit to Mystic Bayou.
This book should come out in ebook at a point in the near future.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hers to Bewitch (Forbidden Magic Book 1) by Heather Long

A woman on the edge.

Cassandra Belle is about to break the story of the century, but one well-placed bomb devastates her plans. She’s on the run, in a fight for her life and her heart. Caught between wild allure and primal need, Cassie struggles to reclaim her life even as she’s torn by the desire to submit to the two handsome strangers invading her life. 

Enemies on a mission.

The sexy Fae lord Helcyon wants to protect her, but his pleasure leaves her quaking at the loss of control. The dangerous Wizard, Jacob wants to save her, but his war with the Fae frightens her, even as he captivates her with passion. 

With her enemies closing in, Jacob and Helcyon must challenge everything they’ve ever known to work together or risk losing her.

Note:This book was originally published as Cassandra's Dilemma, but has been edited extensively for re-release under new a title. 

My review:
Fantastic world building! Hers to Bewitch takes us on a convoluted tale of politics, magic and love. Cassandra Belle is a media specialist. Her world changes drastically when preparing an event for her biggest client a bomb goes off. With the help of two gorgeous guys she will find the perpetrator. She will also find love and more about herself. This book blew me away.

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