Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review @ZoeChantebooks - Lawman Lion by Zoe Chant (Cedar Hill Lions #1)




Lawman Lion
Cedar Hill Lions #1
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  A sexy lion shifter sheriff + an independent BBW who runs a diner + trouble with a local gang = one red-hot romance that will leave you breathless!

Charity Crawford works hard at the diner her father left her. The middle of nowhere on Route 66 isn't the most exciting place to live, but Charity has her hands full with the biker gang that's moving in on her diner. She can't fight them off, and the local police won't help... until the new sheriff in town walks into her diner, and into her heart.

Lion shifter sheriff Mason Whittaker has lived all over the map, but he always seems to end up back home in the end. And when a group of shifter bikers start making trouble in his hometown, he knows he can’t sit idly by. But to his surprise, the gorgeous woman he rescues is the fated mate he never thought he’d find.

The connection between Mason and Charity can’t be denied, but the looming danger threatens to tear them apart. The biker gang wants Charity’s diner – and they won't stop until they get it. Can Mason keep her safe and win her heart?

Lawman Lion is a sizzling hot standalone BBW lion shifter romance. No cliffhangers!


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
To get on her mailing list, please follow this link: 
http://eepurl.com/bhOy_T

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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!!

The cover is very beautiful with those two amazing beasts on the cover!

This is the first book in the Cedar Hill Lions series.  It is for adults only due to horseback riding…okay not really there are some steamy scenes and violence involving some bad bikers.

Charity definitely has spunk that I like :) and Mason is all around awesome.  I love his protective side and sense of justice that made him run for Sherriff even as his family said to stay out of it.  Tons of action and a new family to fall in love with!

I highly recommend this book to big cat fans because who wouldn’t want a purring lion!



Interested in reading???


See my review of Panther’s Promise
See my review of Bodyguard Bear
See my review of Defender Dragon
See my review of Protector Panther
See my review of Warrior Wolf
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon (Book 1)
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus (Book 2)
See my review of Firefighter Griffin (Book 3)
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate






Monday, January 16, 2017

Review @valeromance - Happily Ever Alpha by Catherine Vale




Happily Ever Alpha

by Catherine Vale

Goodreads blurb:  Arya has lost everything... her clothes, her jewels, her home, and even her beloved parents - all gone in the blink of an eye. To go from the fancy tearooms of London, to an old farm in the country was hard enough, but then she finds herself caught between two men who are intent on destroying each other.

The handsome Lucas sweeps in at her weakest moment, showing her incredible kindness and compassion. He's strong, hardworking, and gentle; everything she ever wanted in a man.

That is, until she meets the sinfully sexy Kellan.


Arya begins to feel a mysterious pull toward the darkness of the forest, despite her family warning her to stay far away. Still, as much as she tries to resist, the call is too powerful to ignore, and she finds herself caught in a mysterious maze that leads her to the most unexpected of places, and to a man unlike any other.

Kellan. He is a natural born fighter, a man of mystery, with the promise of forever on his lips. A man who claims to be her one true mate, her destiny.

Determined not to let some silly idea of fate decide her future, Arya makes it clear that she is in control of her own life. She will be the one to decide which path to take, even at the cost of war.


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!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

The cover is pretty spectacular!  I love it!!

I own this book, and it is a standalone book about 130 pages long.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

A quick read with plenty of mystery and intrigue.  I really liked Arya’s spunk!  Lucas and Kellan both had admirable qualities, and I’m definitely glad things worked out in the end.  There is plenty of action to grab your attention and keep you wondering until the end.  I enjoyed every minute reading it!

I recommend this book to all the shifter peeps especially if you love Catherine’s work and happy endings.

Interested in reading???

See my reviews of other books by Catherine Vale
Bearly Magic (Order of Protection #1)
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)







 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review @ZoeChantebooks - Warrior Wolf by Zoe Chant (Protection, Inc #4)




Warrior Wolf
Protection, Inc #4
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  A runaway dragon princess who wants to experience life outside of castle walls + an ex-gangster werewolf bodyguard with a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas + uptown parties, downtown nightclubs, and deadly assassins = one action-packed good girl/bad boy romance!

Dragon princess Raluca, desperate to escape her pampered but suffocating life, renounced her title and fled her country. Now the sheltered princess wants to experience life as a free woman, from underground music clubs to neighborhood diners. Even highways and hamburgers are new and exciting to her. There’s just one problem: someone’s trying to kill her.

Werewolf bodyguard Nick Mackenzie thought he'd put his past behind him when he left his position as the alpha of a criminal werewolf gang, and joined the team of misfit shifters at Protection, Inc., an all-shifter private security agency. But if there’s one thing he still can’t stand, it’s rich people who don’t know the streets from a hole in the ground. And if there’s one place he’ll never fit in, it’s high society. But when Nick is assigned to protect Raluca from mysterious assassins — and show her how the other half lives while he's at it — the uptown girl and downtown guy are shocked to discover that they not only have explosive chemistry together, they’re destined mates!

When a dragon princess must be guarded by a werewolf ex-gangster, both are dragged way out of their comfort zones. Can Raluca learn to get down-and-dirty? Can Nick make it through a single sentence without dropping an f-bomb? And can two mates who couldn’t be more different find a way to make it work before the pasts they tried to bury come to very deadly life?

Warrior Wolf is a sizzling hot, standalone, full-length novel. No cliffhangers!   


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
To get on her mailing list, please follow this link: 
http://eepurl.com/bhOy_T

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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!!

This is the 4th book in the Protection, Inc series.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content and foul language.

Okay when I first started this book, I was sad because I didn’t like it.  Both Nick and Raluca just annoyed me.  I think they are meant to because they are just not in sync and complete opposites.  They both purposely are mean to each other.  I guess I have come to love the warm happy feeling I get when reading Zoe’s book that this one rubbed me the wrong way, BUT it turns around SO DON’T GIVE UP READING!  I couldn’t put it down once it turned around and it made up for all of it.  If you aren’t big on the f word, then you might have problems with the book.  They bring it together, and I was screaming in parts of it because it was intense.  Definitely action packed and awesome!

I highly recommend to all the shifter lovers who love this series, Zoe, and shifters in general who don’t mind a rocky start while the main characters get their stuff together!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Panther’s Promise
See my review of Bodyguard Bear
See my review of Defender Dragon
See my review of Protector Panther
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon (Book 1)
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus (Book 2)
See my review of Firefighter Griffin (Book 3)
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate






Saturday, January 14, 2017

Review @laurendane - Reluctant Mate by Lauren Dane (Cascadia Wolves #0.5)




Reluctant Mate
Cascadia Wolves #0.5
by Lauren Dane

Goodreads blurb:  Previously published under a different title 

"I can't touch you yet. Once I do, it's over."  
As daughter of the ruling Pack family, Layla Warden is under pressure to settle down. Find a nice wolf mate from a nice wolf family and have nice wolf babies. Layla has other plans, but when you're a werewolf, biology trumps plans. And when Layla meets Sid, the sex is so intense, so hot, so consuming, it's more than just a connection. It's a mating bond.  
Sid Rosario wasn't expecting to find his mate so soon—some wolves never find theirs. Now that he's found Layla, he's never letting her go. But lust and desire alone aren't enough to secure their bond. If they want this incredible happiness to last, there's one more thing they'll have to do… 
Watch for more Cascadia Wolves stories coming soon from Lauren Dane and Carina Press!  

This book is approximately 13,000 words 

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise


About the Author:  Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.


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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!!

The new cover is nice and I love that it matches Pack Enforcer.

I quickly bought this after I finished Pack Enforcer because I really like this series already.  This is a novella that is considered a prequel.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

Not as much action in this one but still a great and quick read.  It is the drama involving becoming a mate when you didn’t really have it in your plans.  I really liked Sid and Layla, but I wished we could have more interaction with the family…maybe next book.  Layla’s determination and her confidence is awesome.  I can’t wait to read more of Lauren’s work!

I highly recommend this novella to shifter fans especially if you love Lauren’s world and work!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of Pack Enforcer!!!

Review @ZoeChantebooks - Panther's Promise by Zoe Chant




Panther’s Promise

by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  A curvy artist struggling with self-doubt + a panther shifter who's out of touch with his panther + a kidnapper with deadly plans = one dangerous romantic adventure!

Curvy Irina Mathers has never believed in herself. Whatever she tries to do with her life, it always seems to go wrong. But when a sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet, she'll find out how strong she really is.

Grant Diaz grew up struggling to suppress his panther. His shifter father abandoned his mother, and Grant is haunted by the thought that his own panther will do the same, and betray his mate. Gorgeous, funny Irina is everything he ever wanted—but finding her means facing his fears.

When a mysterious enemy threatens to tear them apart, Grant and Irina will have to learn to trust in their love… or lose each other forever.

Panther's Promise is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW big cat shifter romance. No cliffhangers!  


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
To get on her mailing list, please follow this link: 
http://eepurl.com/bhOy_T

Connect with Zoe:

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

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

This cover is fabulous as all of her books are, but I do really love when the covers have both forms of the beast!

This is a standalone book though I hope the Delacourt pride has some books somewhere.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content.  Of course I own this book and lots of others by Zoe Chant as well.

This is Irina and Grant’s story, and it is action packed and filled with intrigue.  I was pulled right into the story and loved reading it.  I loved watching them grow confident in each other even with all the surprises along the way.

Zoe’s books always finish with me feeling happy and glad to have read her books.  Each of them has plenty of action and makes it hard to put the books down.  They also end in a happily ever after which makes me happy.

I highly recommend reading any of Zoe’s books because I have loved them all!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Bodyguard Bear
See my review of Defender Dragon
See my review of Protector Panther
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon (Book 1)
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus (Book 2)
See my review of Firefighter Griffin (Book 3)
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate






Friday, January 13, 2017

Review @laurendane - Pack Enforcer by Lauren Dane (Cascadia Wolves #1)




Pack Enforcer
Cascadia Wolves #1
by Lauren Dane

Goodreads blurb:  Previously published under a different title 

This wolf mates for life… 
Nina Reyes knows trouble when she sees it, and Lex Warden, Enforcer for the local werewolf pack, is nothing but. When her brother gets in too deep with some dangerous wolves and comes to Nina for help—dragging super alpha protector Lex into her life—she can handle it. She might have put her grifter past behind her, but she's still got what it takes. If only she didn't find Lex—his body, his scent, even his domineering nature—so intoxicating. 
As Enforcer, it's Lex's job to protect his people. Nina might be more capable of handling herself than he initially thought, but that doesn't mean she's safe from their enemies. His need to protect her is more than just pack business—Nina, a human, is his mate. Bedding her once is not even close to enough; to satisfy his wolf, he needs a true bond.  
The heat between them scares Nina, but sometimes the reward is worth the risk, and the thought of living without Lex terrifies her more than any threat the werewolf mafia can pose. Lex will do anything to keep her safe. And when the Rogues catch up to them, he'll get a chance to prove it… 
Watch for more Cascadia Wolves stories coming soon from Lauren Dane and Carina Press!  

This book is approximately 67,000 words 

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise




About the Author:  Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.


Connect with Lauren:

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

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

The new cover is awesome and definitely attracts attention.

I bought this book back in 2013, but I got an updated copy through netgalley to read.  I own many of Lauren’s book, but this is my first time reading her work.  My mom and grandma have read my collection of Lauren Dane paperbacks though, but I can’t seem to talk them into reviewing books.

This is the first book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the violence and steamy scenes.

I definitely loved this book, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.  This story is about Nina and Lex.  This book has something I haven’t seen in a shifter book before regarding a tri-bond which has nothing to do with being a triad in case you are wondering.  This book had tons of action, and I love how snarky, independent, and self-assured Nina is.  This book had me laughing, yelling, and so much more.

I highly recommend this book to any wolf shifter fans especially if you already love Lauren’s work.  I’m definitely a fan of this series and want to see what happens next to the Cascadia Wolves!!


Interested in reading???

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review @GarnerChristina - Pledge by Christina Garner (Witches of Coventry House #1)




Pledge
Witches of Coventry House #1
by Christina Garner

Goodreads blurb:  Three new witches. Two dangerous secrets. One demon on the prowl.

Haunted by her past, Eden sees college as her chance at a fresh start. With a new school, new friends, and the recent discovery she's a witch, life should be getting easier, right?

Except she's tormented by nightmares and lighting fires in her sleep.

When things turn deadly, it looks like the monster stalking Eden's dreams might just be real after all. Will she face the truth in time, or will her sisters pay with their lives?

Pledge is the first book in The Witches of Coventry House, the exciting New Adult Urban Fantasy series from the bestselling author of The Gateway Trilogy.


About the Author:  Christina Garner began writing stories at the age of six. At eighteen, her aspirations as an actor had her loading up her Buick and setting off for Hollywood. Since then she has written and directed 10 short films, including Rewind and Reminder, both of which received acclaim on the festival circuit. In 2007 she was hired to write her first feature film. May of 2011, her debut novel, Gateway became an Amazon Bestseller, as did Chasm, Book 2 in The Gateway Trilogy. Look for Tether in September 2014.

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

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

The cover is pretty cool and what attracted me to the book as well as the author.

I have bought this book.  It is the first in the series, and it is about witches.  I know that this book is classified as YA, but it probably leans more towards new adult because it is about students starting at college.

I definitely think this is a fantastic start to a series.  It is a fun, new world to explore.  There are many subjects brought up about religion, sexuality, abuse of power, murder, and definitely some mystery because I definitely didn’t see where things were going which is always a nice surprise.

Eden is a great lead, and I really like her.  I can’t wait to see what happens next and what she will learn along with her friends.  I’m also curious about a few other things and how it will turn out.

Christina is a wonderful author.  I was pulled into her story and didn’t want to put it down.  This story has a bit of everything to make it very intriguing.  I don’t want to give anything away, so I suggest reading it.  I can’t wait for book 2!!

I recommend this book to anyone loves when magic happens as well as mysteries and moral dilemmas.

Interested in reading???


See my review of Gateway!!!