Monday, June 6, 2016

Review @WolfTales @ACArthur - Claimed by the Mate by Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur (Vol 1)




Claimed by the Mate
Volume #1
by Kate Douglas
&
A.C. Arthur

Goodreads blurb:  FERAL PASSIONS (A Feral Passions Novel) by Kate Douglas
Welcome to Feral Passions, a luxurious private resort nestled in a preserve and staffed by dangerously sexy men, making it a haven for women who want to get away from it all. But Feral Passions is a front for a deeper, sexier secret-it's a hunting ground for these men. Men focused on meeting each woman's every need. Men who are also the beautiful wolves running wild...and who are looking for mates.

Chereza Dubios is more comfortable solving math equations than she is with her voluptuous body and meeting men. But when her younger sister and best friend trick her into vacationing at Feral Passions, Cherry finds herself attracted and torn between two men who find her curvy body and intelligent mind irresistible. Two men who share a secret-they want to share her.

But that takes trust-can Cherry open herself to love with two sensual and powerful werewolves?

THE ALPHA'S WOMAN (A Wolf Mates Novel) by A.C. Arthur
Kira Radney is all delicious curves and strong will and has no desire to be a subservient mate. When a member of her father's pack attempts to make her his mate by force, Kira has no choice but to flee. The last thing she wants is to submit to any male and their pack. But when her escape attempt leads her straight into the arms of an alpha wolf-a sexy, dangerous, protective alpha-Kira must fight against her need to be free, and her secret desire to be controlled...


About the Authors:
Kate Douglas:  Some people just seem to know they are meant to write, but it can still take a while to figure out exactly what their career will entail. Kate Douglas started out writing radio copy for a country western radio station in 1972, wrote and illustrated an educational cartoon strip for the American Mosquito Control Association for a number of years, was a newspaper reporter for a small town weekly where she covered everything from high school sports to drug busts, and then, in the mid-1980s, decided to write her first romance.

Many submissions and rejections followed.

In 1998, she published with a small ebook publisher before anyone knew what an ebook was, but it wasn't until 2005, a full twenty years after finishing that first romance, that she signed with a New York publisher.

In January 2006, Kensington Publishing launched their Aphrodisia imprint of erotic romance with Kate's Wolf Tales, a sexy paranormal series about a lost race of shapeshifters. Kate has continued on as the imprint's lead author, with twenty-one novels and novellas in the full Wolf Tales series. She also has a series with Kensington's Zebra imprint, DemonSlayers, and has just completed her latest Aphrodisia series, Dream Catchers, which opened with the NightShift anthology and her novella, Dream Catcher, followed by the novels Dream Bound and Dream Unchained.

Her next series, Spirit Wild, debuts April 30, 2013 with Dark Wolf. This is a spin-off series that takes place in the Chanku world readers first met in Wolf Tales. Characters are the grown children of the first Chanku.

Kate and her husband of over forty years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the small town of Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma County wine country.

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A.C. Arthur:  Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

During the course of her writing career Artist has won the YOUnity Guild’s Best New Drama and Romance Author Award in 2005/06; been nominated 3 years straight for EMMA Awards, with the fourth time being a charm she took home the 2007 EMMA Award for Favorite Romantic Suspense; and has also received her first Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best African American Romance. She is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!!

***Received a copy of the ebook from St. Martin’s Press for an honest review

This book contains two novellas, one by each author, and it is the first volume.  They are written for adults only due the content.

I loved Feral Passions from the beginning.  I think it was easy to connect with the characters especially since they were readers of paranormal romance.  I loved the characters and especially this idea of Feral Passions which is like a relaxation resort inside a wolf preserve.  It was definitely a feel good story.  I usually like a lot more action, but everything clicked that I didn’t need it in this story with the drama and characters just working.

In The Alpha’s Woman, it took me a while to get into the book.  I thought I didn’t like it, but I think it is because Blaez is a jerk.  As you learn more about him, he grows on you as you start to understand.  I really loved Kira’s fire.  I did like this story, and there is more action and drama in this story.

I recommend this book to my wolf shifter friends because you will enjoy it :)

Interested in reading??

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review @valeromance -Dark Panther by Catherine Vale




Dark Panther
by Catherine Vale


Goodreads 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! 


About the Author:  Catherine Vale has been writing fiction for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until she wrote her very first paranormal romance story that she found herself hooked on the raw, edgy love affair of shifters, vampires and other dominant alpha males and the captivating women that love them.

Catherine Vale writes both contemporary and paranormal romance for readers who are willing to take a walk on the wild side of love.  Her stories always include powerful alpha males, smart and sassy heroines and a happily-ever-after (even if she often put her characters through hell to get there!)

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review, but I owned it before I read it

The cover is my favorite type because it has both man and beast!

This is a standalone that is about 145 pages.  I definitely enjoyed reading it.  I read this over a month ago, but I had some life complications and couldn’t get my review done until now.  This was an interesting read because I didn’t know about this knot tying stuff.  It is always interesting to read a book and learn about new things especially ones you’ve never had a thought about before.

Leia is probably the envy of every bookworm I’ve ever met….going to a bookstore to meet a sexy man, and they’re both interested in each other.  There is plenty of learning, drama, fighting, and steamy scenes that is for adults only.

I recommend this book to those of us who are already fans of Catherine’s work as well as to all my shifter lover book friends.  I always enjoy Catherine’s work….hmmm which of her books will I read next!!!

Interested in reading???

See my reviews of other books by Catherine Vale
On the Prowl (Jagged Lovers #1)
On the Move (Jagged Lovers #2)
On the Edge (Jagged Lovers #3)
Her Two Bears (Her Two Bears #1)
Bear the Heat (Bear Instincts #1)
A Taste of Honey (Taste of Honey #1)
Tigers Tango (Guardian Shifter #1)
Double Trouble (Her Two Bears #2)
Awakening the Bear (Taste of Honey #2)







 


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Review @DBReynoldsWrite @Bellebooks - Compelled by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #10.5)




Compelled
Vampires in America #10.5
by D.B. Reynolds


Goodreads blurb:  VAMPIRE . . . Raphael is a power like the world has never seen, the force behind the first ever alliance of North American lords, Cyn’s mate, lover, master.

SORCERER . . . Nick Katsaros, deceptively charming, ancient and commanding, driven by vengeance and a devastating loss, Cyn’s friend and one-time lover.

HUMAN . . . Cynthia “Cyn” Leighton, beautiful, sexy, and smart, the woman both men desire.

It was only a few months ago that Raphael lay helpless and dying, taken by treachery, while Cyn fought to save him. Unexpectedly, it was Nick who provided the key to his freedom. In exchange, he secured a promise that they would help him find and recover the same magical artifact that had been used to imprison Raphael. But when he calls on them to keep that promise, it will be Cyn who pays the price.

Torn between the two powerful men, struggling to keep them from killing each other, she undertakes a desperate search that will find her fighting for her life against a madman who wants her for himself.   


About the Author:  D.B. Reynolds is the award-winning author of the popular Vampires in America series, as well as other paranormal fiction. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. 

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

***Received ebook from Belle Books for an honest review

This is a novella in the Vampires in America series.  It falls after Christian in the series.  I highly recommend reading everything in order including all the novellas and short stories.  Everything clicks together much more cohesively and is just awesome when you aren’t missing details.  I don’t know about you, but I hate when something is mentioned in a book that happened and I don’t know what happened.  Details are important to me, and D.B. Reynolds books are always action packed and full of well everything a vampire loving paranormal addict wants.

This story picks up the search for the handcuffs.  Raphael and Nick use the word vampire and sorcerer like they are cussing at each other.  The tension and hate is extreme at times.  Cyn is fabulous as always.  I love her spirit and passion for everything.

I highly recommend everything because I think I’ve read almost everything there is to read by her and have yet to find something I didn’t thoroughly enjoy and love.  I can’t wait to start the new series where is a spin-off about Nick’s stone friends.

Interested in reading???

See my other reviews for this series!!!
See my review of Raphael book 1!!!!
See my review of Jabril book 2!!!!
See my review of Rajmund book 3!!!
See my review of Sophia book 4!!!
See my review of Duncan book 5!!!
See my review of Lucas book 6!!!
See my review of Aden book 7!!!
See my review of Vincent book 8!!!
See my review of Deception book 9!!!
See my review of Christian book 10!!!

See my review of Shifter Planet!!!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Review - Lion To Get Her by Lynn Red (Grayslake: Kindle World & Jamesburg Shifters #8)




Lion To Get Her
Grayslake: More Than Mated Kindle World
Jamesburg Shifters #8
by Lynn Red

Goodreads blurb:  Who the hell has time for love? Lion-shifting Laney Langston, Redby Township’s assistant librarian, sure doesn’t. Between juggling book clubs, story time for the town’s cubs, and her increasingly neurotic best friend, she’s got just about all she can handle.

The last thing she needs is more drama in her life, but when a half-naked lion is found asleep in the library she feels stirring in places she’d really rather not stir in a public library.

Rip Black is one big, bad lion who is sick of the spotlight. Once he was a firebrand who fought endlessly for shifter rights, but lately this muscled-up alpha is just looking for somewhere to hide. As luck—or fate—would have it, he chose the “S” section of the Redby Public Library to take a nap.

When he wakes up with one supremely irritated Laney hovering above him, Rip realizes in the blink of an eye that everything he’s ever wanted is right here in Redby... and he ain’t gonna stop until he gets EXACTLY what he wants.

***This sexy, steamy, hilarious lion-shifter romance is the crossover between Jamesburg and Grayslake that you’ve always wanted...and now it’s gonna make you ROAR!*** 


About the Author:  Lynn doesn't love anything more than being wrapped up in a hammock with her corgi on her stomach and a pile of her favorite books to read. And by "pile of books" she means "a kindle."

She loves all sorts of romance, but especially ones that feature big, strong alphas who will stop at nothing to prove themselves to the women who melt their hearts.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review

The cover is fierce.  My favorite shifter covers always have both sides of the shifter and cats are my fav!

This fits into the Jamesburg series and the Grayslake kindle world.  You can read this standalone and enjoy it, but it may help if you know a certain wolf shifter and his shenanigans by reading the other Jamesburg books.  I’m bad because I read this over a month ago, but then all heck broke lose and I was side tracked.

This has Lynn Red’s usual quirky characters which I find unique and fun to read.  I always have some laughs reading her stories.  Laney and Rip are no exceptions.  I also loved the cubs in the library :)

I recommend this book to all of Lynn’s fans especially if you love the Jamesburg shifter series.

Interested in reading???
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Other books by Lynn Red I’ve Read :)
See my review of Bear Arms
See my review of Bearing It All
See my review of Can’t Bear to Hide
See my review of Can’t Bear to Run
See my review of Bear With Me
See my review of Bearly Breathing
See my review of Bear Me Away
See my review of Lion in Wait
See my review of Werewolf Wedding
See my review of Horns for the Harem Girl


Monday, May 30, 2016

Review @JessieDauthor - Surrendering to the Dragon by Jessie Donovan (Stonefire Dragons #7)




Surrendering to the Dragon
Stonefire Dragons #7
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  Nikki Gray has reason to hate the dragon hunters—they brutally murdered one of her friends a year ago. Not only that, they have caused havoc on several of the British dragon clans, injuring countless individuals. Determined to defeat the hunters by kidnaping their leader, Simon Bourne, she teams up with a human male in the British special forces. After six months of work, they’re finally ready to carry out their mission and capture Bourne. However, one kiss derails their plans and changes their lives forever.

At the request of his sister, Rafe Hartley agrees to work with the dragon-shifters. After all, the dragon hunters are a pain in his arse and the fewer of them, the better. The woman assigned as his Stonefire liaison, however, is the same one he hurt four years ago in Afghanistan. Pushing aside their past, they learn to work together. Yet with each passing encounter, he is drawn to the lively, stubborn woman. He finally gives in to his attraction and kisses the dragonwoman. What follows turns his life upside down.

Rafe and Nikki must now decide what to do with their futures. Can they still work together and find a way to capture Simon Bourne? Or, will their fated kiss result in a divide that can’t be healed? 


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!!!

***Received the ebook from the author for an honest review

The cover is awesome as I’ve come to expect for one of Jessie’s book.

This is the 7th Stonefire Dragons book.  I have read all of Jessie’s dragon shifter stories.  I recommend reading all the books and in the order they were written including the new Lochguard spin off too!  This is a adult series due to the steamy content.

I can only say this about 2 or 3 authors, but I have yet to read a book of Jessie’s that I have not thoroughly enjoyed.  I look forward to every book that comes out in most of her series’.  I think there is only one that I haven’t read yet, but I have already bought them all.  I will be picking up this book in the future too.  My free time has been very scarce recently, so I didn’t get to sit down and read this straight through like I would have loved to. 

This story is Rafe and Nikki’s story.  I’ve been looking forward to Nikki’s story as there have been hints toward their mating in other books.  This book was packed with action as all of her books are, but it also has its built in humor that makes me laugh as I read.  I always get attached to the characters and invested in what happens to them.  Loved this book!

I highly recommend the whole series to any shifter lover especially if you love dragons.  I can’t wait to see what Jessie comes up with next!!!

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)

Lochguard Highland Dragons Series!!!

See my review of The Dragon’s Dilemma (Book 1)
See my review of The Dragon Guardian (Book 2)





Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Reveal & Giveaway @Month9Books - The Perilous Journey of the Much Too Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham



Today Leigh Statham and Month9Books are revealing the cover for THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL, book 2 in THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL Series! Which releases October 11, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive an eGalley!!
Here’s a message from the author.

Why I love the cover: Hello, GOGGLES! I love how artist Christel Michiels captures Marguerite's amazing fashion sense and tech gadgets. Plus this cover, like the first, is just the right mix of danger and fun. Who doesn't love leather gear cuffs and a good tophat?



On to the reveal! 




 Title: THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL (THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL #2)
Author: Leigh Statham
Pub. Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback & eBook
Find it: Amazon | B&N | TBD |Goodreads

Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs.

This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.








Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.

Where you can find Leigh: 

 Website |Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads






1 winner will receive an eBook of THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL & an eGalley of THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL (when available), International.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Cover Reveal @ChristineAmsden - Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden (A Cassie Scot Companion)


Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the Hunters Guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered.

When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin's past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal.
*Companion to the Cassie Scot Series

Buy Links - Coming Soon

Ebook Release:  May 16, 2016
Print Release: July 15, 2016
Audiobook Release: TBA

 

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May 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. US-CST

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The Cassie Scot Series

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1)
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)
Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4)
Madison's Song (a Cassie Scot Companion)

About the Author


Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which scars the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she's a freelance editor, mom, and foster mom.

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