Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review @AuthorCFeehan - Wild Rain by Christine Feehan (Leopard People #2)





Wild Rain
Leopard People #2
by Christine Feehan

Blurb:  What has she done?  With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin.  Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she’s found sanctuary.

Where can she hide?  In this world teeming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all.  His name is Rio.  A native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, he is something to be desired.  Possessed of secrets of his own, he is something to be feared.

Whom can she trust? But as Rachael’s past looms as oppressively as the heat of the forest, and as Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael fears that her isolated haven has become an inescapable hell…


About the Author:  Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

IN HER WORDS:
I've been a writer all of my life -- it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

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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!!

I own this book in paperback, and it is the 2nd book in the series and a full novel. This is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I loved Rio and Rachael’s story.  It was full of action and twists and turns.  I especially loved Fritz and Franz.  Rachael is full of spirit and stands for what she believes in.  They both have a past that they aren’t really interested in sharing.  Rio has more heart and character than he sees in himself.  They are both an awesome pair of leads.  I couldn’t put the book down.

Christine Feehan weaves a great tale.  I have loved most of the books I’ve read of hers.  This is probably my second time reading the book.  I haven’t read it in a while and never reviewed it before.  I’m going to read them all!

I highly recommend this book to all the shifter lovers especially if you already love Christine Feehan and big cats!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of The Awakening (Book 1)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review @PaigeTyler - Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #5)




Wolf Unleashed
SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #5
by Paige Tyler

Goodreads blurb:  Wolf shifter Alex Trevino has fallen hard for veterinarian Lacey Barton. Getting her to agree to a date is a lot of work—and winning her heart proves even harder.

Lacey can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex, but she has no intention of letting herself fall for him. In her less than stellar experience, men don’t stick around.

When Lacey’s sister is kidnapped, it’s up to Alex to crack the case—and prove to Lacey that he isn’t going anywhere. 


About the Author:  Paige is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She graduated from The
University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal,
contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in
that order!)

Some Fun Facts about Paige…

She loves anything and everything Disney related, and has pictures with every Disney character to prove it.

Her favorite Disney characters are Tigger, Pooh, Goofy and Tinkerbell.

She's addicted to dark chocolate, Pinterest and Sephora.

She'll tell you she's not exactly the outdoor type, but yet she loves the beach.

She studied ballet for twelve years.

She went to art school, and yes, figure drawing was her favorite class (probably because all the nude models were male!)

She collects Barbie Dolls, plush animals and Jim Shore Disney.

She's just as likely to have Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO on her iPod as she is Billy Idol, Foreigner and Golden Earring (if you can dance to it, it's probably on there!)

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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 a work of art!

This is the 5th book in the series, but the first one I’ve read.  I’m doing this backwards because I own all of the other books.  I’m definitely going to go back and read these maybe during Christmas break.  This book is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.

Lacey is a veterinarian who has trust issues with men.  Alex is definitely an Alpha, but he has a sweet side that shows often.  Lots of bad things happening around town drugs, dog fighting, and missing girls.  This book is action packed!  I loved every moment of reading it and can’t wait to read the rest of them.

Paige’s words bring the story to life in my mind as I’m reading.  I highly recommend if you love shifters and Alpha men who come to the rescue, then you definitely want to read this book and probably the whole series!

Interested in reading???

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Review @Abbie_Roads - Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads (Fatal Dreams #2)




Hunt the Dawn
Fatal Dreams #2
by Abbie Roads

Goodreads blurb:  Out of darkness and danger...

You can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery—he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.

Dawns a unique and powerful love

Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death—if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.


About the Author: 
Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
1.  She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
4.  She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
5.  She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
6.  She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
7.  Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.

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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 mysterious and haunting all at the same time intriguing you into picking up the book!  I won a copy of this book in paperback, but I loved the book so much that I bought the ebook too to support the author.

This is the 2nd book in the series.  It is for adults only due to the graphic scenes as well as the steamy scenes.

Abbie has quickly found her way onto my favorites list for go to author’s for awesome reads.  I can’t even put into words all the emotions and the depths each book goes into with layer upon layer of mysteries and plot.  She has paranormal with murder mystery suspense, romance mixed with myth, and so much more.

This is Lathan’s story, and you are briefly introduced to him in the first book.  I recommend reading both books in order because it definitely enriches reading book 2.  Evanee and Lathan both have major stories all by themselves.  This book was just as surprising as book 1 was with the twists and turns along the way which I wasn’t able to predict which is always a lovely surprise.  I don’t want to give anything away, so you just have to read it and see for yourself.

I highly recommend this book and series to adults who love murder mysteries mixed with paranormal elements, myths, and romance!  This book has it all!  Don’t miss reading it!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of Race the Darkness (Book 1)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Review @AuthorCFeehan - The Awakening by Christine Feehan (Leopard People #1)




The Awakening
Leopard People #1
by Christine Feehan

Goodreads blurb:  Under the blazing heat of the Borneo sun, a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true-to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort forces her to explore her own wild side.


About the Author:  Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

IN HER WORDS:
I've been a writer all of my life -- it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

Connect with Christine:

My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

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

I own the anthology Fantasy in paperback, and The Awakening is part of it.  So you can pick up the anthology or the ebook version of the novella.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content.

This is the first story in the series, and it is the only one that is a novella.  It introduces the Leopard people, and some of the troubles they have.  This is Maggie and Brandt’s story of her awakening.

Interested in reading???

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review @KathyLyonsbooks - License to Shift by Kathy Lyons (Grizzlies Gone Wild #2)




License to Shift
Grizzlies Gone Wild #2
by Kathy Lyons

Goodreads blurb:  BEAR MEETS GIRL...

Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father's missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure...

Mark is a hair's breadth away from going feral. Soon, his grizzly side will destroy everything that makes him a man. And after years of fighting, Mark is ready to give in to the beast. Then Julie-the gorgeous, curvy book nerd who awakened his most primal desires as a young man-shows up at his door. Now, he's fighting an insatiable longing to claim her as his mate. But Julie isn't the only one after her father's research. Someone-or something-evil is tracking Julie's every move...


About the Author:  KATHY LYONS writes light, funny, sexy stories for Harlequin Blaze. She loves the faster pace of category books and that her humor can shine through.

She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to her alter ego, Jade Lee.

Visit them both on the web at 
www.kathylyons.com or www.jadeleeauthor.com!

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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 awesome!  Both beasts look beautiful!

This is the 2nd book in the series.  It is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.

I’m glad that this is Mark’s story.  I was wondering about him in the first book.  Julie and Mark have a history where they both read too much into things that happened in their pasts.  I love Julie’s character because I like to admire the characters rather than hate them.  I don’t want to spoil anything, so all I will tell you is that there is plenty of action in this book, and I couldn’t put it down.

I highly recommend to anyone who loves bear shifters and especially if you already love Kathy Lyons, you will want to read this story!

Interested in reading???
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review @BKMcMichael - The Day Human Way by B. Kristin McMichael (Day Human Trilogy #3)




The Day Human Way
The Day Human Trilogy #3
by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads blurb:  Book Three of The Day Human Trilogy
Book Six in The Night Human World

Devin thought his stay with the sidhe would be short. That soon changed when he found out that he loved Nessa, but love just might not be enough. She has other suitors, and Devin isn’t sure if he wants to go through that again. Too bad for him, suitors are the least of his problems. On the eve of Nessa’s coronation, Devin finds himself framed for using magic he doesn’t possess. With his sidhe powers he’s the only one who knows that the magic harming people around Nessa comes not from nature, but from the witches. Good thing Devin knows a witch or two himself, but will it be in time to save everything and get Nessa on the throne? 


About the Author:  Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction.

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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 another work of art!

This is the 3rd book in the series.  It is a YA series and the 2nd series in the Night Human World.

I always enjoy the books from this series.  The sidhe are a tricky and complicated race of people.  They are always throwing complications Devin’s way.  This book is no exception.  There is a lot going on and surprises throughout.  This is a great YA series.  If you have a student who loves paranormal and fantasy type books, then this world is for them.

I can’t wait to see where the next series in the Night Human world, and I hope to see Cassie again in this book as well as the rest of my favorite Night Human World characters.

I recommend this series and world to all the YA lovers of paranormal and fantasy worlds!

Interested in reading??

See my reviews for her other books!!!
The Day Human Prince (Day Human #1)
The Day Human King (Day Human #2)
The Legend of the Blue Eyes (The Blue Eyes #1)
Becoming a Legend (The Blue Eyes #2)

Winning the Legend (The Blue Eyes #3)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Review @valeromance - Taste of Darkness by Catherine Vale




Taste of Darkness
BBW Paranormal Vampire Romance
by Catherine Vale

Goodreads blurb:  Natalya should have known better than to watch the handsome fisherman from the shadows, but she found herself drawn to him, night after night. If she had only stayed away, he would not be suffering a life of eternal darkness. But she couldn’t stay way, and now it’s too late; he’s been turned into an abomination, a creature that will never again be free.

Natalya is all that Caine has left. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Natalya knows better than anyone what it’s like to have her world ripped out from under her, forced into the darkness, never to walk in the sun again. It wasn’t long ago when she was turned into a blood-sucking vamp, a ruthless killer. So when she finds herself to blame for an innocent human being turned, she knows that it’s up to her to save his life. But when Caine awakens to discover what he has become, will he ever be able to find his place in a world, where he just doesn’t fit in? And can he learn to forgive Natalya long enough to fight alongside her?


When a merciless pack of werewolves scent the newly created vamp, they will stop at nothing to destroy him, and everything he loves. Caine must learn to embrace his darkness, if he wishes to survive.


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 – 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked  it!!!

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

The cover is pretty cool!  I like all of the elements!  It works!

This is a standalone vampire romance.  I found myself liking Natalya for her sticking her morals even though she may have started with some bumps in the road.  I really liked Caine.  I really thought Gabriel deserved to get what was coming to him, but he kind of redeemed himself toward the end.  This was definitely an interesting story with vampires and nequams.  I really enjoyed the story, and it was much more action packed toward the end.

Fans of Catherine’s will not want to miss her vampire story especially if you are a vamp lover.

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)