Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Death's Shroud (The Cauldron Coven Book 1) by Robbie Cox




Blurb:
Death stalks the dreams of the residents of Harbor City, and bodies are piling up.

Laci Valentine is done. Done with magic. Done with the Cauldron Coven. Done with the people around her dying. She is through being a witch. Then, Nazareth Xavier appears with a message from Hekate, Goddess of the Underworld.

The Cauldron Coven is shattered. Two members are dead, two have walked away, and three are heartbroken over everything that happened over the last month. Tansy Paxton fears it’s the end of her small coven when a young witch, Sherri Rockford, enters The Murky Cauldron. Hope fills Tansy until things begin to feel a little too familiar. Has another demon entered the Land Above? Or is Sherri just a witch on the wrong path?

My review:
Death's Shroud is an intricate spin off from the Warrior of the Way series by this author. He does cover all the pertinent parts so you don’t feel lost. This book takes Laci broken and confused from events in the previous series and starts her on a new path one that is strewn with trials and troubles but has the potential to restore her reason for being. I enjoyed this tale and can’t wait to see where the author takes us from here.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Brush with Catastrophe (The Aloysius Tales #2) by Tara Lain




Blurb:
Sammy Raphael is a crappy witch, and on top of that, he can’t seem to get a boyfriend. Where other supernaturals can bring down lightning and manifest wealth, Sammy can paint. Granted, the “prophetic” paintings he creates at night always come true, but they never predict anything important. Sammy feels like a total loser with a worthless ability.

One night he paints a gorgeous guy who turns out to be his secret crush, the human Ryder, but Ryder’s changed so much he’s almost unrecognizably beautiful. Then Sammy paints an angel who turns out to be a witch. But is that witch also a devil—a devil who can bring down Sammy’s whole community and everyone he loves? And why the hell does Ryder keep changing? Aloysius, the black cat familiar, always backs a winner. So why is he backing Sammy?

My review:
Sammy Raphael may be a crappy witch but he is a fabulous artist and a heck of a nice guy. Everybody loves him but nobody loves him. In this story we watch as Sammy grows into his power and finds love is his most potent power. This is a sweet and charming paranormal romance that will leave you with lots to think about.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Protection Detail: Federal Paranormal Unit by Roxanne Witherell



Blurb: 
Always protect what’s yours.  Heather Rockfell is a badger with anger issues. A liability to the FPU, she is suspended and forced to take anger management classes. Not one to just sit around, she needs to get back in the middle of the action. While having dinner with her twin brother, something happens that will change her life forever.  Shelby Masters only wants what’s best for his son and that means keeping him from those that want to take him away. He needs someone that understands what it means to be a shifter. Shelby is only human, after all.  Someone wants him dead...but who and why? Maybe with the added protection and help from the beautiful Heather Rockfell, he’ll have the answers soon enough.  Heather is now on security detail, guarding both Shelby and his son while trying to find out who is after him and why. Things heat up and danger is getting closer. Can they both survive? 

My review: 
Heather has issues, a gun and a low tolerance for idiots and those that would hurt innocents. This has put her on suspension from her job with the FPU but doesn’t keep her from taking a side job.  This book is sweet and sassy and a whole lot of fun. 

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Savage King: New Worlds (The Crystal Kingdom Book 5) by Milly Taiden




Blurb:
Through magic gone totally wrong, Wren and her cousins wind up on Gecire, sister dimension to the Crystal Kingdom.

Wren McClure, journalist by day, romance writer by night, has a hard time facing the world’s ever-increasing responsibilities. Her life is already pretty messy. She doesn’t have time to think of falling in love, but she has no say in matters of her heart. Not when a big, sexy shifter decides she’s his.

Xenos Woodsky, alpha of the Gnoleon fae, has endured over three hundred years of self-induced solitude for a mistake that killed many in his tribe. When his mate portals into his reclusive life, he’s forced into taking action. It’s time to return to his people. It’s time to claim the woman he wants.

Old enemies come back and the tribe is forced to move. They need everyone’s help, especially Xenos. Xenos has to decide if he’s going to face up for past actions with his people and save the day, or lose his mate and his tribe.

My review:
What if shifters and magic were real? Wren McClure, journalist by day, romance writer by night has contemplated that question many a time. When attempting to go home Wren and her cousins are misdirected to a dimension where shifters and magic are real but so is the danger that goes with it. Wren is a whole lot stronger than she knows and this story is going to prove it to her and anyone who has ever questioned it. Sexy alpha men, hot sex and magic. This is a total vacation for the mind.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Pirate's Persuasion (Sentinels of Savannah #4) by Lisa Kessler




Blurb:
Immortal pirate Drake Cole has a reputation in Savannah for his custom woodworking and historical restorations, but his work has grown into an obsession. He's become a stranger to his crew since the Sea Dog sank in 1795. None of them know his painful secret. A young stowaway went down with the ship, one that Drake swore a blood oath to protect.
The ghost of a young boy, lost at sea over two hundred years ago, leads local medium, Heather Storrey right to Drake’s door. He saved her life before, and now she has a chance to return the favor, but how can she protect him from a curse that no one can see?
A dark coven possesses the figurehead from the Flying Dutchman, and if Heather and the immortal Sea Dog crew don't locate the relic soon, Drake may be lost to them forever. Heather has seen the passionate man behind the veil of guilt, and she's determined to free him from his self-imposed prison, and persuade this pirate to love again.
Each book in the Sentinels of Savannah series is STANDALONE:
* Magnolia Mystic
* Pirate's Passion
* Pirate’s Pleasure
* Pirate's Persuasion
My review:
Eternity is a long time to carry guilt and be alone. Drake Cole has been carrying the loss of his nephew in his heart since the boy died on the Sea Dog long ago.  Now the ghost of his nephew is back and trying to save Drake. Medium Heather Storrey is the one who has been delivering the messages. But it is the love they share that will save or destroy him. I was enthralled by this story. Heather is unique in looks and personality. She is the balm to Drakes troubled soul. I ached for these two and was thrilled for their HEA.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Black Hollow: Resisting Love by Cassidy K. O'Connor




Blurb:
Living with her brother is one thing; living with her brother and his new husband is something else entirely. Now, Nerissa Falkenberg is eager to give the lovebirds their own nest, while she drafts the plans for her dream home.

When Pascal gets the call to build Nerissa’s new home, he leaps at the chance. This is the lady Pascal has loved from afar for longer than he will admit and now is his chance to build more than just a home.

However, while Nerissa’s brother is away on his honeymoon, all hell breaks loose at their restaurant throwing her plans into chaos. To compound matters, secret relatives she swore to never see again show up. Will this nightmare ever end?

My review:
Resisting Love is a charming tale of love at long last. Pascal and Nerissa have crushed on each other for so long it was a delight to see them finally do something about it. The magic in Black Hollow comes from not only its paranormal citizens it comes from love and I get something from every visit.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Witch Element: Magic and Mayhem Universe by Virginia Nelson




Blurb:
Savannah Snickersnee might prefer quiet country life, but she loves her sister enough to brave the city to swap places after a desperate plea from her twin. Once in Seattle, the bookish witch finds herself tangled with the two men her sister left behind. When both humans express interest in the dislocated Savannah, she needs to figure out what sent her sister running back to Assjacket with her proverbial tail tucked—and fast. If she doesn't hurry, and she's not careful, she might fall for one of the men Sadie left behind… but does he love her or the twin she's impersonating?

And what about the catastrophic cluster$%&* that is shaking the entire western seaboard, spilling puddles of random magic throughout Seattle and causing no end of mystical chaos? It might take more than one witch to solve this problem, but luckily for the universe… Snickersnees come in twos.

Blurb:
Twin shenanigans are twice as much fun when the twins are witches. In this installment country gal Savannah swaps places with her city girl twin Sadie. Fun and frivolity ensue. This is a sweet and often silly love story that will leave you with a smile and looking forward to Sadie’s tale.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Forever Only Once (Promise Me #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan



 

Blurb:

Hazel Noble has survived horrors she wouldn't inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she's healed, found herself, and connected with a group of women she's proud to call her friends. However, when make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up first, but also forced to face a past she thought she'd escaped.

Cross Brady has no need for a relationship. As the oldest of five, he's always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all he want is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel's path.

Though the two initially fight their connection, they soon learn that it's safer to fall for each other than keep running from what's holding them back - not to mention, who wants them dead.

 

My review:

Forever Only Once is the remarkable tale of a woman coming into her own after surviving an abusive relationship. Hazel has been through hell and is starting over. The meet cute between Hazel and Cross set the pace for the rest of the story. These two are so sweet together I needed to brush my teeth. A fantastic start to a new series.

 

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Too Hexy For Her Broom: Magic and Mayhem Universe (Hot and Hexy Book 1) by Susan Hayes



 

Blurb:

She thinks she's ordinary. He thinks his assignment is temporary. Sometimes, two wrongs can make everything right.

 

Exploding cupcakes and an unexpected birthday present send Breeze back to a place she can barely remember – home.

 

Her mission: Take her place as the protector of Wyrding Way and unravel the mystery of her parents' death.

 

Her allies: A kleptomaniac raccoon and a hot as hell selkie secret agent whose smile could melt the panties off a saint.

 

Her enemies: A flock of seagull Shifters with mayhem on their minds and a shadowy figure with no fashion sense.

 

Her plan: Defend the town., decode the clues, and do not, under any circumstances, fall for the sexy Shifter, even if he does look amazing in a kilt.

 

My review:

Warning do not read this book in public. This book had me rolling on the floor laughing.  Poor breeze is about to have her whole world turned upside down and sideways and lucky us we get to go along for the ride. Every time I thought I got my laughter under control BOOM! The author threw something else into the pot. A total laughfest.

 

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Love to Hate You (The Fillmores #2) by Melissa Schroeder




Blurb:
Grab the next exciting installment from USA Today Bestselling author Melissa Schroeder set in the Camos and Cupcakes world!

For years, I’ve loved him. Not that I ever told him, or that he would ever be able to tell. I hid it from him…from everyone including my best friend.
Travis Fillmore is my best friend’s brother and the object of my infatuation. He’s also my cohost for our home improvement show and we are zooming to the top right now. Unfortunately, I can’t work with him any more. He’s pushed me too far with his antics and I’m walking away. Only, he just realized how much he needs me on the show and he wants me back. He just pops into town and thinks I will forgive and forget.

At first, I don’t believe him, but he won’t go away. He tells me that he’s changed, that he can be professional. And I believe him. Until he kisses me…and then does a whole lot more. A night with him is a fantasy come true–until someone threatens our happiness. An overzealous fan…I can deal with that. What scares me is the man who could shatter my heart and leave me broken.

Warning: This book include breaking and entering, donuts, sarcastic friends, a woman with many trust issues, a man who doesn’t realize what he wants until he almost loses it, a weirdo who doesn’t understand boundaries, nosey neighbors, a trip to the Juniper Jail again, and a happily ever after for two people who finally admit they are in love.
 

My review:
I LOVE THIS BOOK from the gorgeous cover to the very last page. Everybody knows that Travis and Nancy are hot for each other but Travis and Nancy. This frenemies to lovers tale will have you pulling hair, cussing and fussing until they finally figure it out then you’ll be wreathed in smiles and fanning yourself.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Poll Dancer (Push and Pole, #1) by Laura Heffernan




Blurb:
When politics meets pole fitness, Mel's life flips upside-down.

After Mel’s disastrous promotional video goes viral,  a “family values” group launches a protest against her dance studio. Their leader isn’t just trying to stop her from teaching—he’s using Mel as a moral scapegoat for his own senate campaign. If he wins, he threatens to change the laws to keep all pole dancing out of their community. 

Mel’s not going down without a fight. Since running for office beats unemployment, she decides to face off against him. She hires a campaign manager and tosses her hat in the ring. There’s just one problem: voters don’t understand pole. Mel needs to change her image, fast. If she can’t get the people on her side, she won’t have a business to save. 

Can Mel figure out how to come out on top?

Fans of My Fair Lady will love this fun, witty update.

My review:
Poll Dancer is a light and flirty take on female rights and double standards that will have you thinking and laughing and hoping for a reality that just isn’t there yet. I enjoyed this delightful romp and look forward to more from this author.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Surrendered in Salem (Casters and Claws #4) by Milly Taiden




Blurb:
Selene Bishop runs the Healsome Magic Center with her sister. She loves her job, but she did wish that her life had time for something more. She doesn't know what she's looking for, but she would settle from a bit of free time. When she is taken to a secluded house on a wolf's pack lands for her own safety, Selene realizes that she might have gotten exactly what she was hoping for.

Jett is a grumpy wolf who doesn't expect much out of life. After a lifetime of regrets, he's just fine being on his own. None of his plans include finding his mate. In fact, he is adamant that he doesn't want a mate. He just knows that domestic life isn't for him. He wants to work in the bar and go through the motions. But when he is sent to save a witch, he comes face to face with what he never wanted.

Selene might be a witch, but she understands the pull of the mate sense. She also has a lot of compassion for what Jett has been through. While he is protecting her from the Order of Salem, Selene is doing some saving of her own. Will she be able to mend her mate's broken heart or will they lose out on the love of a lifetime?
 

My review:
Surrendered in Salem may be my favorite of the four stories in this series. Selene is a witch who always looks for the good in people and situations. She is a blessing on this earth. Jett is a grumpy wolf shifter with self esteem issues. He is gorgeous and a total manwhore but he doesn’t think he’s worthy of love and especially not one as good as Selene. When fate throws these two together sparks ignite and we get to watch the conflagration. A wonderful ending to a great story.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trap 'N Trace (Federal K-9 #4) by Tee O'Fallon




Blurb:
For wealthy socialite Katrina Vandenburg, business meetings and charity galas are all part of her orderly, structured world—one that gets blown to hell after finding two dead bodies in the same day. The police think she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. FBI Special Agent Dayne Andrews thinks otherwise. Dayne and his K-9, Remy, are tracking a cold-blooded killer, and that trail...leads straight to Kat.

Kat and her rescue shelter—the Canine Haven—are the only common denominators between the murders, and Dayne is convinced she’s dead center in the killer’s sights. Protecting her will test every ounce of his steely resolve. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. And everything he shouldn’t want. Too bad neither of them seem to have gotten the memo.

And they need to focus on catching a killer now more than ever. Because if Dayne and Remy fail in their mission, nothing will stand between Kat and the killer’s deadly blade.

My review:
Trap 'N Trace is a story of people from two different worlds. Katrina is a billionaire and Dayne is a K-9 Special Agent with the FBI. When danger throws them together they have to fight the chemistry between them. As they struggle they find they have more in common than they thought. But will it be enough? Won’t matter if they don’t survive.
This story is filled with love, misundertandings and dogs. Angus is an adorable sidekick for Remy. I heartily recommend this great romantic suspense.
This story may be part of a series but stands well on its own.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

At Her Command (Mistresses of the Board Room #1) by Joey W. Hill




Blurb:
Getting a man on his knees isn't a problem. To Rosalinda Thomas, it’s an opportunity...

Ros doesn’t accept excuses for falling short. Particularly not from herself. As CEO of a successful New Orleans marketing firm, she knows how to bring quality to the top. The same way she knows how to get it from the men who serve her in the bedroom.
Lawrence has been a SEAL since his teens. He doesn’t know how to be a civilian. So when being a SEAL is no longer an option for him, he accepts a security job at Thomas Rose Associates to keep his edge. But from the moment he sees Rosalinda, his deep need to serve gets redefined.

He’s never belonged to a Mistress. Ros is about to change that.

My review:
At Her Command is a sensitive and insightful journey. Rosalinda Thomas is a tough as nails CEO and a Dominatrix who has earned the trust of many a sub. She doesn’t believe in love. Lawrence recently left the SEAL’s and the Navy which makes him pretty tough too. He’s intrigued by Ros’s world. He has the need to serve. Their path isn’t easy but it is worth the pain and sacrifice. This author puts you into the hearts and minds of her characters which makes the story that much more meaningful. This tale will break your heart and rebuild it. Absolutely fabulous.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Taken by the Imp (Cat's Paw Cove #13) by Sharon Buchbinder



Blurb:
Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip make things better or worse?

Ynez Saghira is a gifted chef at the Feline Fine Retirement Home who yearns to be financially independent and open her own cafĂ©. She has lots of talent and creative ideas but lacks the capital to start her own business. What’s a poor imp to do?

Dexter and Ynez join forces to quiet the voices in his head, build her business, and ferret out family mysteries. Will the secrets draw them closer together or push them apart?
 

My review:
Taken by the Imp is a delightfully sweet romp. There are good guys, bad guys, talking cats, magic and love.  Ynez is an Imp and a fabulous chef with a heart of gold and more secrets than even she knows. Dexter is a financial genius and a gifted telepath. He is more gifted than even he knows. When Dexter and Ynez meet its magic. I adored these two. A terrific addition to the series but can be read stand alone.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Consort: A Collective World Novel (Lucifer's War Trilogy Book 1) by Lia Davis & L.A Boruff



Blurb:
Lilith

Lucifer turned me into what I am.
The mother of the Vampires. He gave me that gift.
Our son is the High King of all supernatural creatures on Earth—the Vampires, the Lycans, and now the Witches. He gave us that gift.
Now he’s called me back to Hell. This time, he needs me.
I’ve spent hundreds of years fighting my attraction to the demon that saved me and turned me into the most powerful woman in existence.
Maybe it’s time to give in. Can I truly be happy being the devil's consort?

Lucifer

Lilith has consumed my mind since the day I found her—beautiful and dying.
My visions predicted I’d need her, and the time nears. To make her happy, I’d let her go, but now I need her at my side.
Hell needs her.
She is the key to saving my life, my throne, and possibly my heart.
Funny. I’d never known I had a heart before Lilith.

My review:

Lucifer in love, burdened by prophecy and threatened with insurrection from his twin. In this exciting new trilogy we find Hell at war. This is a brilliant start to what appears to be a thrilling ride.


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