Sunday, August 19, 2018

Review @cynthiaeden - Saint or Sinner by Cynthia Eden (Bad Things #8)





Saint Or Sinner
Bad Things #8
by Cynthia Eden

Goodreads blurb:  Beware of Beauty…because she’s got the heart of a real beast.

Smart people—and monsters who know the score—fear Josephine Saint. The sexy vampire might appear to be a sensual temptation, but she’s a cold-blooded assassin. Mercy? Jo doesn’t know the meaning of the word. With each successful hunt, Jo slides one step closer to getting the promised prize that she’s coveted—her freedom. Long ago, Josephine made a deal with the devil, and now, the jerk is collecting on the final payment due him.

Find the angel…before he rips the world apart.

Her latest target is Malik, an angel who has gone dark. The fool fell and crashed hard to earth, and now he’s indulging in every sin he can find. And, bonus, the guy has every predator in the land closing in on him because angel wings are highly prized on the black magic market. It’s Jo’s job to find Malik and bring his sexy angel ass back upstairs except…

The angel is already changing…into something new and something very, very deadly.

Malik has his own mission, and it doesn’t involve being dragged back to heaven. He’s ready to lose his wings, ready to pay any price, if it means he can right a wrong from his past. He never expected for Jo to hunt him, and he knows that he won’t be able to control himself when she’s near. Because Jo—fierce vampire, deadly assassin—she’s his charge. He’s been watching over her for centuries. Watching her, and wanting her. Now that he’s earthbound, Malik can finally make the vamp his.

Can a vamp save the world? Maybe…if she can claim a fallen angel’s heart.

With every moment that Malik spends on earth, the darkness within him grows. When angels fall, they change. They become something new—and a firestorm is about to erupt from Malik. When the fire erupts, it will destroy everything and everyone in its path…His only link to sanity is Jo, and if he loses her…Malik may lose his very soul.

The hellfire is coming, and it will rage. SAINT OR SINNER…what will you be?  


About the Author:  Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking. 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I bought this book and own the whole series!  I need to get on the ball and read the ones I’ve missed in this series!
     
The cover is steamy and on fire!

This is the 8th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content.  I haven’t read the whole series yet, but I do own them.  So many book distractions out there that I wish I could read full time, but we all have to work.

This is Josephine and Malik’s story.  She is Luke’s assassin, but there is a history.  You need to read it to find out.  Malik has been watching over her and falling for her, but he wasn’t able to help her until now.  Their story is explosive because he will do everything to make sure she is safe.  There are all sorts of epiphanies and histories revealed in this book.  I really like both Josephine and Malik, but it just goes to show just because something or someone is deemed bad doesn’t mean that there isn’t some good, and vice versa too because it goes both ways. 

As with all the book in this series, you never know which way the twisting and turning is going, but it is one heck of an action-packed adventure that is a page-turner.  I couldn’t put it down.  I can’t wait for more especially Celeste’s story.

I highly recommend to anyone who loves complex worlds with tons of paranormals mixed throughout where you never know what will happen next!  I loved it!!

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See my review of Wicked and Wild!!!
See my review of Howl For It!!!
See my review of The Devil in Disguise!!!
See my review of On the Prowl!!!
See my review of Forbidden Bite!!!
See my review of Mating Bite!!!


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Review @donna_grant - Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant (Reaper #6)





Dark Alpha's Hunger 
Reaper #6
by Donna Grant

Goodreads blurb:  Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth paranormal romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest--and the women who change their hearts.

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.8


About the Author:  Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, three cats, and a dog.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I own this whole series in ebook!

The cover is steamy!

This is the 6th book in the series, but it is only the 2nd book I’ve read in this series.  I need to read them all, but other books keep getting in the way.  The problems a bibliophile has.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence.  You can obviously read them out of order; I suspect that it would be more epic reading them in order.

This is Eoghan and Thea’s story.  I don’t want to give anything away, but you learn a lot of secrets in this book.  This book in full of action, adventure, backstories, and romance.  Eoghan is amazing especially with his backstory.  He has more strength and character, and it shows in all his actions.  Thea is an orphan, but she is musically gifted.  She finds out things about herself she never knew, but she also has more strength than she is given credit for.  It is really hard to write a review and not give anything away.  Take my advice and read this book if you are a Donna Grant fan.

I highly recommend to fans of fae, reapers, magic, hard luck stories, and romance because this book was packed with awesomeness!  I loved it and bought it!

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See my review of Blaze (Dark Kings #11)
See my review of Heat (Dark Kings #12)
See my review of Dark Alpha’s Night (Reaper #5)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Review @Violet__Vaughn - Stand by Your Wolf by V. Vaughn (Smokey Falls Wolves #1)





Stand by Your Wolf
Smokey Falls Wolves #1
by V. Vaughn

Goodreads blurb:  When werewolf Juliet goes on a camping trip with her human girlfriends, the last thing she wants to run into is a group of male wolves on the prowl for mates. She’s been acclimating herself into the human world just to avoid the cocky-as-all-get-out type of men who break her heart. But when she meets Roman, her life without a true mate is about to change.
Roman is the alpha of his pack, and with pressure from all sides, he’s in search of a mate who can handle the challenge of a strong leader. When he finds her in Juliet, he discovers the very woman who can steal his heart and help lead a pack is also the kind who will challenge him in ways that could cost one or both of them their lives.

*This is an expanded and revised version of V. Vaughn's previously published book, Bite My Sass written in Milly Taiden's Sassy Mates World.   


About the Author:  V. Vaughn is the pen name for Violet Vaughn, a USA Today Bestselling author. Violet lives in New Hampshire and spends almost every day walking through the woods. She may have seen a bear once or twice....

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

This is the 1st book in this series.  It is a previously published book that used to be called Bite My Sass when kindle worlds existed.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

This was a fun read.  I really like this group of girls.  Juliet and her friends are a close group.  It is cool that they are all school teachers.  I hope they all get stories with the Smokey Falls pack.  Juliet and Roman fit together well even though they both fight it at first.  I think it is cool when Juliet brings her friends into the know.  Roman’s pack is funny and silly which makes it very amusing at times.  I can’t wait to see whose story is next. 

Violet always has unique and fun stories.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun shifter read where there is quite a bit of excitement.

Interested in reading???

Other reviews for books by this author!!!

See my review of Called by the Bear (Complete Edition)

Bewitched by the Bear
See my review of Wildest Bear #1
See my review of Bear Space #2
See my review of Bad Bear #3
See my review of Look What You Made Me Bear #4
See my review of I Knew Bear Were Trouble #5

Called by the Vampire
See my review of Part 1!!!
See my review of Part 2!!!
See my review of Part 3!!!
See my review of Part 4!!!
See my review of Part 5!!!
See my review of Part 6!!!
See my review of Part 7!!!
See my review of Part 8!!!
See my review of Part 9!!!

Greenville Alien Mail Order Brides
Caiden (Book 1)
Hunter (Book 2)
Logan (Book 3)
Jake (Book 4)
Oliver (Book 5)
Tristan (Book 6)



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review @iheartreads - A Study In Shifters by Majanka Verstraete (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1)





A Study In Shifters
The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1
by Majanka Verstraete

Goodreads blurb:  Seventeen-year-old Marisol Holmes may be the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, but it’s hard to live up to the family name when only one mistake can spell your downfall. After trusting the wrong guy in a case gone totally wrong, Marisol convinces the Conclave, an underground organization of detectives solving supernatural cases, to give her a last chance to prove her worth, and maybe even heal her broken heart.

After all, as a half-blood jaguar shifter, Marisol is uniquely qualified to solve this murder—and every scrap of evidence points toward the culprit being a fellow jaguar shifter. But is one of her own people involved, or is this all a ploy to kick Marisol’s mother off the shifter throne?

Then Marisol discovers her best friend, Roan, is missing, and maybe the killer’s next target. The stakes just got higher than political intrigue. Just when things couldn’t get worse, Marisol’s ex-boyfriend-turned-nemesis, Mannix, starts leaving sinister clues for her. Marisol fears this case might be far more personal than she could’ve imagined.

It’s time for Marisol to prove her worth, or her people could fall into chaos while her best friend loses his life. 


About the Author:  Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed Mirrorland (YA Dark Fantasy) and Angel of Death (YA Paranormal) series of novels.

Majanka is currently developing a new YA shifter series with a fresh take on fierce female detectives called THE ADVENTURES OF MARISOL HOLMES which will be published by Monster House Books in October 2018.

Her NA paranormal romance series, Ghost Slayer, has been picked up by Fire Quill Publishing. The first volume will be released in 2017.

When she’s not writing, Majanka is probably playing World of Warcraft or catching up with the dozens of TV series she’s addicted to.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is very intriguing and what caught my eye!

This is my first time reading this author’s work, and this is book 1 in a new series.  This is a YA book though there are some dark moments of murder.

I found the premise of this series very awesome.  Marisol is a teenage shifter, and she is a relative of Sherlock Holmes.  Just like Sherlock, she solves crimes and has an amazing mind.  I think just being a teenager is tough, and she also has to deal with royal drama because her mom is queen.  And she is only half shifter and treated like it is something bad.  She is amazing in this story.  I couldn’t put the book down.  I loved the mystery and intrigue of her working on solving the crime.

Majanka has created a fantastic story and creative world.  I loved every moment, and I can’t wait to return to this world.

I highly recommend to YA shifter fans who love mystery and crime solving all rolled into one book!  Outstanding and can’t wait for more!

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Audiobook Review @mollyharperauth - Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper (Jane Jameson #3)





Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Jane Jameson #3
by Molly Harper

Goodreads blurb:  Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson’s sexy sire, Gabriel, has always been unpredictable. But the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow — alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

Now the children’s librarian-turned-vampire is reviving with plenty of Faux Type O, some TLC from her colorful friends and family, and her plans for a Brave New Jane. Step One: Get her newly-renovated occult bookstore off the ground. Step Two: Support her best friend, Zeb, and his werewolf bride as they prepare for the impending birth of their baby . . . or litter. Step Three: Figure out who’s been sending her threatening letters, and how her hostile pen pal is tied to Gabriel. Because for this nice girl, surviving a broken heart is becoming a matter of life and undeath...


About the Author:  My mother remembers an 8-year-old me setting up my “writing office” in our living room by putting her old manual typewriter on the couch next to a toy phone. And I (very slowly) pecked out the story of my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city.

I had a dark sense of humor, even then.

In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicorns and bleeding roses, I was writing essays about having political arguments with my dad at the dinner table. (Whoever made the other person laugh at their own political party won the argument.) I knew I wanted to write when I grew up, but I also knew there was very little chance I could make a living writing books, so I went for the next best thing – newspaper writing.

I majored in print journalism at Western Kentucky University and used my shiny new degree to get a job at my hometown newspaper. I married my high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. And for six years, I wrote about school board meetings, quilt shows, a man “losing” the fully grown bear he kept as a pet in his basement, and a guy who faked his death by shark attack in Florida and ended up tossing pies at a local pizzeria.

I loved my job at the paper. I loved meeting new people every day and never knowing where I would end up. But somehow, the ever-shifting schedules of a police officer and a reporter did not equal "family friendly." One of us needed to take a normal job for the sake of our young daughter. I took a secretarial position at a local church office, which left me with dependably free evenings for the first time in my adult life. David was working the night shift that summer and I was losing.my.mind. We were living in "The Apartment of Lost Souls" while building our new home. This was the place where appliances and small electronics went to die. Every night I would tuck our snoozing child into bed and wait for the washing machine to start smoking or the computer to suddenly flash the "blue screen of death." Then there was the plague of frogs in the bathroom that put our daughter of potty-training for about six months.

Normally, when things get tough, I can take solace in reading. But I surveyed my packing box of favorite books with the apathetic air of someone who stands in front of the open refrigerator for 10 minutes and can't find anything. Nothing sounded good. So I just sat down and started writing something I would want to read.

Being a huge fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I wondered, what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire- a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O. Well, first, you'd have to make the protaganist a bit of an accidental loser. She's single, almost 30, and a librarian working in the small Kentucky town where she grew up. This "triple whammy of worry" has made her a permanent fixture on her Mama's prayer list. And despite the fact that's pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. She drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar and during the commute home, she's mistaken for a deer and then shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

And thus, Jane Jameson and the wacky denizens of Half-Moon Hollow were born.

It took me almost a year to complete and edit a draft of the book, which I planned as the first in a three-book series. I spent three months using agentquery.com to ruthlessly stalk potential literary agents. (There were a lot of lists involved, I don't want to re-live it.) I was gently rejected by at least half of them. I corresponded with some very nice, very patient people, but ultimately signed with the fabulous Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management. Stephany was willing to take to the time to give me advice on how to imp.

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Narrated by Amanda Ronconi, see more of her work here!!!

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought this audiobook because I liked the narrator and Molly Harper’s humor in her books.  I got the first 5 books so far.

This is the 3rd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to content and humor.  I highly recommend reading or listening to this series in order because it makes it more awesome when you know the characters and world better.

The narrator is still Amanda, YAY!!  I really like her style and how she brings the story to life with all the sarcasm and snark.  Of course, she wouldn’t be able to do this without Molly Harper writing a fabulous story.  I love how she always manages to surprise me with the story.  Her writing style makes it easy to love the series filled with action, family drama, intrigue, and humor.  I really want to collect the whole series.

In this story, Jane and Gabriel go overseas on vacation, but something is going on because Gabriel is acting weird and getting weird letters.  He is not talking about what is going, and Jane isn’t pushing for answers.  Of course, this leads to doubt which leads to more trouble.  Jane goes back home to help with her improved bookstore.  Things are still crazy because Zeb’s wife is pregnant, family craziness is still there, and of course the letters.  It amazes me how much trouble Jane can get into without even trying.  This story has just as much action as the others, and I can’t wait to see what happens next to Jane.

I highly recommend to any vamp fans who love snarky vampires who tend to have chaos follow them around!  This series is so much fun!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review @JessieDauthor - The Forbidden by Jessie Donovan (Kelderan Runic Warriors #4)





The Forbidden
Kelderan Runic Warriors #4
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  Princess Kalahn tro el Vallen has wanted a purpose beyond smiling and marrying some strategic connection her entire life. So when her brother proposes a way for her to help protect their family, she jumps at the chance and agrees to training. What she doesn’t expect is for her trainer to be the male she kissed years ago and hasn’t been able to forget since.

Ryven Xanna is not only one of the best warrior trainers in the Kelderan Army, but he’s also best friend to a prince. When his best friend invites him to participate in a secret operation that will rid the planet of traitors, Ryven doesn’t hesitate to join. True, the female he’s supposed to train is the same one he kissed in the past and wishes to kiss again, but he has the fortitude to resist her and complete his assignment. Only then can he ensure his mother’s future in the colony and the safety of his friend.

As Ryven and Kalahn work together, the pull between them only grows until suddenly they’re connected in a way that they never could’ve foreseen. However, that connection could end up killing one of them if they continue with their plans. Will they both find a way to survive their mission and be with each other? Or, will duty trump all, including the life of one of them?

73,000 words with a happy ending. 18+ for sexual situations. 


About the Author:  Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, can often be found on Facebook and Twitter.

The one thing you'll find in all of Jessie's stories are strong, capable women and the people who love them.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I will eventually collect all of Jessie’s books when I can.

The cover is beautiful and matches the series!

This is the 4th book in this series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  I highly recommend reading the series in order because it makes for a more awesome world and set of characters.

This is Kalahn and Ryven’s story.  This is my favorite book so far, and I was in tears with Ryven’s past.  The two of them are pretty amazing, and this was an action-packed story that I couldn’t put down.  I loved their adventure, and their secret operation was pretty cool.  I have come to love the royal family especially with all the changes on Jasvar.  Kason is a pretty awesome big brother even though Kalahn doesn’t always see it, and the reverse is true where Kason doesn’t always see how awesome his sister is.  I really liked getting to know Jala, Kalahn’s half-sister, and I’m hoping her story turns out the way I pray it does…but that is a future book.

Jessie always does a fantastic job creating a riveting story that is amazing.  I haven’t read a story of hers that wasn’t a wonderful world to get lost in the characters’ stories.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

I highly recommend to any sci-fi fan who loves royalty, aliens, romance, and of course Jessie.

Interested in reading???

Stonefire Dragons series!!!

Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons#1)
See my review of Part One!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!

Seducing the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons # 2)
See my review of Part One!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!

See my review of Revealing the Dragons (Book #3)

Healed by the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #4)
See my review of Part One!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!

Reawakening the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #5)
See my review of Part One!!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!!

See my review of Loved by the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #6)

See my review of Surrendering to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #7)

See my review of Cured by the Dragon (Stonfire Dragons #8)

See my review of Aiding the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #9)
See my review of Finding the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #10)
See my review of Craved by the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons #11)

Lochguard Highland Dragons Series!!!

See my review The Dragon’s Dilemma (Book 1)
See my review of The Dragon Guardian (Book 2)
See my review of The Dragon’s Heart (Book 3)
See my review of The Dragon Warrior (Book 4)
See my review of The Dragon Family (Book 5)

Kelderan Runic Warriors Series!!!
See my review of The Conquest (Book 1)
See my review of The Barren (Book 2)
See my review of The Heir (Book 3)