Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review @Rachel__Graves - The Mermaid and the Murders by Rachel Graves

The Mermaid
the Murders
by Rachel Graves

Goodreads blurb:  Teenage mermaid Danika DelMar loves high school more than anything in the ocean. She fights with her mother about joining their pod, but she fights her hormones even more. No matter what her body says, she's not ready to kill someone with sex. Things get harder when Danika falls for a new boy at school. He claims to be a sea creature like she is, but she isn’t sure she can trust him or herself.

When a dead body shows up at Danika's reef she risks giving away her secret to make sure the police find the victim. It doesn't stop the bodies from coming. Soon she's lost her friend and the first boy she ever loved. Danika is sure a sea creature is involved, and she’s the only one who can help. As her friends become targets, Danika races to find the killer.

About the Author:  Rachel Graves writes urban fantasy detective stories featuring strong heroines, their fears, and the men they lust after and maybe, eventually, love.

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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 beautiful and sad all at the same time.

I don’t know if this will be a series, so this is the first book.  It is also the first book that I’ve read by Rachel Graves.  It is listed as a teen romance, but I’d say older teen due to the violence.  Sex isn’t described, but it is high school students having sex so keep that in mind.

I definitely liked this book.  It covered issues of peer pressure and worrying about what others think which is real for teens.  I really liked Danika because she stands up for what she believes in even against her mother.  I learn about creatures I’d never read about before, so always makes it more interesting.

I recommend this book to paranormal and shifter fans of the aquatic sea life.  I will definitely be checking to see if this becomes a series.

Interested in reading???

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Cover Reveal @AussieRomantic - Mark to Her Heart by Ashlea Rhodes (AFL Groupies #1)

Coming Soon Feb 2017

This new series will take you into the world of AFL: the players, the groupies out for the attention of a hot player, and the fans who love nothing more than a well-played game and cheering for their team. Come join this group of fun, cheeky, and sexy-as-hell athletes as they play for not just the game but for love. #AFLlove #AFanNotAGroupie

Mark to Her Heart
AFL Groupies #1
by Ashlea Rhodes

Goodreads blurb:  When Maxine’s not working as a disability carer, she’s at an AFL game. The sport she has grown up loving. One night after a game, she meets one of AFL’s most eligible bachelors—captain of the Blues. The tall, dark haired, grey eyed god is the sort of man she would usually stay far away from. But when he leads her out on the dance floor, she finds that's the one thing she can't do.

He’s funny and charming. A dangerous mix. A mix Maxine can't risk her heart on. After a night of passion unlike any she has ever known, Maxine runs. She hopes she can put it all behind her as a one-time event, but fate has other ideas in store. No matter how much you try you can't run from some things.

Mark has spent his whole life trying to be the best he can be and live up to his father’s expectations. Now he’s finally at the top of his game; if only his team could just win then maybe his father would be proud. But with power and leadership comes other things: groupies—those fake, power and money hungry women who would do anything to get their claws in a top player like himself. 

When he was younger he was happy to take what they so willingly gave but now he’s over it all. He wants something real. Like he feels for Maxine. One glance at the woman has his body burning up. And now he’s found her, he plans on keeping her. Well, that was ‘til she slipped out of his apartment as he slept. With only a first name to go on, Mark holds little hope of ever seeing the beautiful Maxine again. But maybe, just maybe, fate might help a man out. 

Finding her might be the easy part but keeping her may just be harder than marking the ball. 

About the Author, Ashlea Rhodes:  Hey there!

I started writing in High School but never finished anything I started, even when others liked what I'd written. I didn't pick up on reading till I turned 15 and once I started, you couldn't pull me away from books. 

I'm an Aussie chick, born and bred in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, who's a romantic at heart. Most of my writing is based on lurve with HEAs. After becoming good friends with a lot of indie authors over the past 2 years I decided to give my writing another go and early 2014 picked up where I left off. I started writing my first book Portal that I hope to get published late 2015.

Despite being into dresses and makeup, underneath I'm still a tomboy! Ooo, and I love shiny things :)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review @RoxieNoir - Protector by Roxie Noir (Copper Mesa Eagles #3)

Copper Mesa Eagles #3
by Roxie Noir

Goodreads blurb:  Fifteen years ago, Garrett Monson’s parents drove off a cliff to their deaths. The police said it was an accident, but Garrett’s always been suspicious. He’s positive something sinister happened that night, but no matter how hard the self-made loner searches for the truth, he can’t seem to find it.

He knows he’s close. He knows his every move is being watched. Stuck and out of options, he does the only thing he can think of - he turns to a private investigator.

Ellie Velasquez is the last person Garrett expects. Instead of a cranky old man, she’s a curvy, determined firecracker, and Garrett finds himself irresistibly drawn to her.

Even though she usually spends her days working divorce cases or searching for lost dogs, when this handsome, mysterious stranger shows up at her door she can’t say no. Not to his quiet, rugged sex appeal or those dimples.

When the case gets dangerous and Garrett and Ellie have to go on the run, can their blossoming love survive the onslaught of evil forces, deeply held family secrets, and an insane billionaire who wants the secrets of shifting for himself?

Or will these star-crossed lovers be torn apart before their romance begins?

PROTECTOR is the action-packed, steam-filled final book in the Copper Mesa Eagles trilogy!

About the Author:  By day, Roxie is a nice librarian who reads a lot of books and knows the Dewey Decimal system a little too well, but when she gets home at night she kicks off her shoes and sits down to write sexy-but-smart stories about whatever's on her mind at the moment.

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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 beauty!  Love it!

This is the 3rd book in the trilogy, and I think the best book yet.  This series is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.  I recommend reading them in order, so you know the back stories.

I love Ellie’s spirit!  Garrett was the enigma in the first 2 books, so it was interesting to read his story.  This story has lots of action and history.  Great story!

I recommend this series to all the shifter lovers who love birds of prey!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Predator (Book 1)!!!

See my review of Prey (Book 2)!!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Review @valeromance - Bearly Magic by Catherine Vale (Order of Protection #1)

Bearly Magic
formerly called Bear Meets Girl
Order of Protection #1
by Catherine Vale

Goodreads blurb:  The local humans don’t know it, but they live among a growing community of shifters, mages, dark elves, and even vampires. San Fransisco may look like a beautiful city by day, but when the lights go down, the streets are crawling with paranormal creatures, of all kinds.

Angela Mason works for the Order of Protection. This means that it’s her job to protect the city from dark supernatural forces, and do whatever is needed to keep the people safe, including partnering with the irresistibly handsome stranger, Cole Avery.

Cole is a shifter mercenary, a ruggedly handsome were-bear, who is dedicated to getting the job done. His reputation as a ruthless warrior speaks for itself, so when he is called to help Angela out on a missing person report, she knows his help is needed…even if she’d rather go it alone.

What she doesn’t expect, is to feel such a strong connection to the dangerous shifter. Thankfully, Cole Avery’s rule of never mixing business with pleasure should keep them focused on solving the mystery. Or so they think…

Readers: This title was previously published as Bear Meets Girl, and is a stand-alone novel that features a sexy heroine, and the half-bear, half-mage that can't get enough of her curves. I hope you enjoy this BBW paranormal romance story that is filled with just enough magic, and a lot of love. 

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 a work of art!  Love it!!

This book has been edited and extended since it was originally published as Bear Meets Girl.  This is book 1 in the Order of Protection series.  This book is for adults only due to the steamy content. 

This book has plenty of action and twists and turns.  I really like Angela and her devotion to friends and family.  Cole has had a rough life never being accepted.  I really liked both of the main characters.  This book definitely keeps you guessing.  The ending was a bit of a let down for me, but the book is well worth the read.

I recommend this book to shifter and paranormal fans looking for a different world filled with shifters, mages, magic, and more!

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)


Monday, October 10, 2016

Review @RoxieNoir - Prey by Roxie Noir (Copper Mesa Eagles #2)

Copper Mesa Eagles #2
by Roxie Noir

Goodreads blurb:  Zach Monson is a man on a mission. Two years ago, he watched his brother shift into an eagle. Now late-blooming engineer Zach is driven to find the secret to shifting, and there’s nothing in this world that could derail his quest.

Except maybe Katrina, a curvy, gorgeous, whip-smart biomechanical engineer. One look at Katrina, and Zach knows he needs her. In his bed, and in his life.

Katrina knows it’s unprofessional to go out with a prospective employee, but she can’t seem to say no. Zach is tall, built, smart, and impossibly sexy. Men like that don’t come around every day. Just one date, just one kiss… what can it hurt?

After falling head over heels for Zach’s charms, Katrina soon discovers that her crazy boss has been searching for Zach formonths. Zach quickly realizes that he’s not the only one interested in his family’s secret… and that it might be putting Katrina in peril.

Ancient shifter secrets, unforgettable passion, and shadowed threats lie around every twist and turn in this tale. Will Zach and Katrina be strong enough to fight for their newfound love, or will they both become PREY?

Don't miss this thrilling standalone novella, complete with a shifter who knows what he wants, a feisty heroine who's not afraid to stand up for herself, a heat level of ten, and a happily ever after ending! 

About the Author:  By day, Roxie is a nice librarian who reads a lot of books and knows the Dewey Decimal system a little too well, but when she gets home at night she kicks off her shoes and sits down to write sexy-but-smart stories about whatever's on her mind at the moment.

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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 beautiful!  I love birds of prey!  I even volunteered at a rehab center before in Colorado.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  I recommend reading the series in order because it does make references to things that happened in the first book.

Zach seems likes he is put together, but he has a past that surprised me.  I like Katrina, and she definitely has things together in her life.  There is definitely a ton of action in this book, but I think it could have been longer.  The resolution was too quick and glossed over details that could have made this book even better.

I recommend this book to the bird shifter fans especially if you hold eagles near and dear to your hearts!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Predator (Book 1)!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review - The Little Bear Maid by Sable Sylvan (Seattle's Billionaire Bears #4)

The Little Bear Maid
Seattle’s Billionaire Bears #4
by Sable Sylvan

Goodreads blurb:  Can two people fall in love…without saying a word?

The last thing that curvy maid Carmen Jackson expected to find while cleaning the most luxurious penthouse in Seattle…was true love. She certainly didn’t expect it to come in the form of tall, handsome werebear billionaire Aiden Dixon, one of the last remaining bachelors of the famous Asher-Dixon Clan, a grizzly bear shifter clan renowned for their prowess in the the boardroom and in the bedroom. However, Carmen’s boss, her aunt Polly, isn’t about to let Carmen get involved with a suspected playboy…so she forbids Carmen from talking to Aiden. With just one demand, Polly effectively ‘steals’ Carmen’s voice from her, and she can no longer talk to the man who managed to capture her heart. The last thing that luscious Carmen expects is for Aiden to be the bear that finds a way to not-quite break all of her aunt’s rules…

Of course, nothing lasts forever, at least for a girl like Carmen, who is used to losing the people who are most important to her in her life. When an unfathomably devastating betrayal happens, there’s only one set of arms Carmen can run into, only one man whose shoulders are hers to cry on…and that man is a burly badass billionaire who isn’t about to see the woman he is sure is his fated mate be hurt by anyone, no matter what. He whisks her away to the most famous shifter town in all of Oregon, his hometown of Port Jameson, but is fate going to give these lovers a happily ever after…or will they find more trouble in paradise before their once upon a time even has a chance to begin? What story does the mate mark on Aiden’s chest tell? And can that story reconcile the inner conflict inside of Carmen, who is torn between love and duty?

This book is a standalone novel, featuring cameo appearances from the Sable Sylvan characters you know and love. There’s delicious food cooked by billionaires, amazing clothing worn by women who are made up of half sass, half curves, and of course, a guaranteed happily ever after, with absolutely nothing too dark, and abso-frikkin’-lutely no cheating! This is also a new adult/college romance, featuring many plot twists, including…a real mermaid?

If you love sassy BBWs and bear shifters are what you live for, sexy billionaires are what you dream of, and fated mates are your obsession, check out The Little Bear Maid, a fairy tale romance based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen! This book is a standalone novella, part of Seattle's Billionaire Bears, a series of remixed fairy tales set in Port Jameson, featuring the Dixon Clan.   

About the Author:  My name is Sable Sylvan, and the only thing I love more than reading hot paranormal romances is writing down my fantasies and sharing them with readers like you. My heroes are strong alpha male shifters who can be grizzly and gruff at times...but when it comes to their mates, they turn into absolute teddy bears. The curvy heroines in my stories can be sassy at times but the bear shifter men who love them will do anything for their fated mates.

"Goldilocks And The Three Bear Shifters" is the first book in my "Bear-y Spicy Fairy Tales" series, set in fictional Port Jameson, Oregon. Each standalone books features a BBW and her bear shifter ménage, a happy ending (no cliffhangers!) complete with an epilogue and a sexy teaser. The books can be read alone and in any order and are all based on popular fairy tales.

If you love fairy tale romances but aren't super into ménages, check out my modern fairy tale series, "The Shifter Princes", a series in which sexy shifter billionaires woo the women they love, each standalone book featuring a modern twist on a classic fairy tale. Expect these books out by August 2015!

If you want to reach me directly, you can email me at . I love connecting with readers as well as other authors.

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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 looks magical, and after you read the book, you will understand the references.

This is the 4th book in this series.  This shifter world is part of many of Sable’s books.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I always enjoy reading Sable Sylvan’s work.  Her shifter world is unique with regard to the mate marks.  I really like Carmen because she works hard and takes care of her family.  I can relate to her in many ways though I’m as lucky as she is with regarding to finding Aiden.  Carmen definitely seemed to accept everything much easier than other women in the series.  This is hard to put into words, but this book is a bit more sexual or focused more on it than some of the other books in series.  This doesn’t bother me, but I wanted to put it out there in case anyone reader is.  I enjoy the HEA endings in this series.

I recommend this book to readers who love fairy tale like bear shifter stories especially if you already love and enjoy Sable’s work!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Bear Prince!!!
See my review of Blue Bear!!!
See my review of Rumpled Bear Skin!!!
See my review of Little Red Riding Bears!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review @JessieDauthor - Cured by the Dragon by Jessie Donovan (Stonefire Dragons #8) - Releases Oct 6th!!!

Coming October 6th!!!

Cured by the Dragon
Stonefire Dragons #8
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  Dr. Cassidy “Sid” Jackson’s inner dragon went silent over twenty years ago. Ever since, she’s battled episodes that have tested her sanity. Aware she doesn’t have much time left, she prepares for a new doctor to come to Stonefire and take her place. However, before the new doctor arrives, Sid is attacked.

Dr. Gregor Innes lost his mate and son in childbirth over a decade ago and dedicates his life to ensuring his clan remains healthy. His dedication was renewed after meeting a certain dragonwoman doctor a few months ago. There is no way he will take another mate and risk her life. He’s determined to keep his distance.

When Stonefire asks for assistance, Gregor has no choice but to see the female his dragon wants. Attraction builds, but Gregor and Sid both hold back. Will they find a way to overcome their obstacles to be together? Or will forces tear them apart? 

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 steamy quite literally, but really I think I love all Jessie’s covers!

This is the 8th Stonefire Dragon book.  I highly recommend reading all 7 books in Stonefire’s series in order as well as the first 3 Lochguard books before reading this one.  It is not that you won’t be able to understand, but you will be depriving yourself of a much richer story by doing so.  This is of course for adults only due to the steamy content.  Jessie Donovan is one of my favorite authors to read!

This is the long awaited story of Dr. Sid.  It is awesome to finally have the whole story about her missing dragon.  This story has plenty going on to keep you busy as well as many surprises that you won’t want to miss!  I refuse to be the one who ruins the adventure for you though :)

I highly recommend this drag-nificent story to all dragon lovin’ shifter fans!

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)

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)