Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review @AnnGimpel - Red Dawn by Ann Gimpel




Red Dawn
by Ann Gimpel

Goodreads blurb:  A deliciously different dark, erotic fantasy.

Llyr is a whale shifter with a whale-sized problem. The seas are dying, poisoned by heavy metal contamination and barrels of trash. In a bold and desperate move, he and his mate Galatea, the Sea Witch, hatch up magic to allow him to spend as long as he needs to on land.

Llyr masquerades as a marine biologist and signs on with a firm whose mission is to save the oceans, but his boss has been possessed by ancient evil that wants the whales dead. Desperate, Llyr returns to the sea for answers, but only finds more problems. Staring into the maw of his own destruction brands him, changes him irrevocably, and takes his choices away, but he can’t give up.

Riding a fine edge between redemption and ruin, Llyr discovers his greatest fear may well save his people. 


About the Author:  Ann Gimpel is a national bestselling fantasy and romance author. She's also a clinical psychologist with a Jungian bent. Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. She’s published 25 books to date, with several more contracted for 2014 and beyond.

A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.

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

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review, but I do own a copy in the bundled set Paranormally Yours

The cover definitely attracts the eye, but I wish it had more orca in it :)

This is definitely for adults only, and it is novella length at about 80 pages.  This has very steamy scenes involving magic and multiple partners.  This story was also in the Paranormally Yours bundle if you picked up that set.

This is the first time I have read anything by Ann, and I enjoyed it.  Her scenes are very steamy and well written :)  This is also the first time I’ve read a story with whale (Orca) shifters.  Shifters are people (humans) who turn into another form in this instance a whale.  There was some action, and the story idea is very creative, but parts felt very rushed to me with regard to his job and saving the ocean and the bad guy.  Ann’s writing is descriptive and easy to read.  I love the fun lovin’ Nereids that are playful sea nymphs.  I think I need to read more ocean shifter stuff to decide if I really like it or I prefer my shifters on land :)

I’m definitely going to look into more books by Ann especially her Company Store series because it really intrigues me, and they are longer stories :)

I recommend this story to those who enjoy multiple partner shifter stories and want something unique and oceanic :)

Interested in reading???

~ Amazon ~ AmazonUK

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cover Reveal @VADOLD - Thomas by V.A. Dold (Le Beau #4)





About the Author:  V.A.Dold is the bestselling author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning ARC Author & Reader Con's. Still is.

Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course.

A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.


Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.

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Now onto the awesome cover…..



Thomas
Le Beau #4
by V.A. Dold

Blurb:  Julia is happy with her place in the shifter community as the owner of the famous shifter bar, The Backwater. But the life she's created for herself isn't enough to satisfy her crazy-ass mother, Lucinda, who shops her and her sister Krystal around to the pure blood shifters like a piece of meat. Only a born shifter mate is good enough for her girls.

Thomas James has his hands full as the shifter king's head of security. He certainly wasn’t looking for a girlfriend during the first annual shifter gathering. He had the king and queen to protect, not skirts to chase.

A childhood of emotional and physical abuse by his birth father has left Thomas emotionally unavailable and uninterested in romantic relationships. His father Tim’s cruelty to his mother and brother molded him into an extremely protective person. No one messes with his loved ones without answering to him.

Even though Julia and Thomas are destined to be mates. The obstacles standing between them and their happy ever after seem insurmountable. 

Lucinda insists Julia stay away from the filthy human.

Tim is trying to kill everyone Thomas loves.

The mysterious Benevolent Sovereign who is trying to over through the throne, has sent swampers attack Thomas and destroy Julia’s lively hood.

With family like theirs, who needs enemies?

Will Julia and Thomas’s happiness be snuffed out before it has a chance to begin or will they forge through - obstacles be damned.  

Interested in Reading???
~ Amazon ~


Coming SOON!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review @BKMcMichael - The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael (Day Human Trilogy #1)




The Day Human Prince
The Day Human Trilogy #1
by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads blurb:  Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?

Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t want to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe. 


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!!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review

The cover is beautiful and looks magical :)  I love it!!!

This is the first book of The Day Human trilogy, and it picks up where The Blue Eyes Trilogy left off with Devin.  I love that I didn’t have to lose the world created by BK when The Blue Eyes Trilogy concluded because it really is a wonderful and unique world which I wouldn’t want to lose :)

When I started reading this adventure, I did not like how Nessie was portrayed in the car.  I had really grown to like her already, so I put off a little at the start.  After the attack, the book seemed to align more like who I recognized her to be, so I was okay.  Of course Devin is amazing as always, but he has always been unique and broody while protecting those who need it :)  I have always loved his morals and values that he portrays though I’m hoping he will get his happily ever after now that Arianna has gotten hers :)

BK’s writing is very similar to The Blue Eyes Trilogy,  and I think if you loved those, you will want to read this spin-off series!  Her descriptions make the story leap off the pages into your imagination.  I wish I could make magic like she does with her words.  I can’t wait to read the next book which I happen to already have bought :)

I recommend this series to those who are already BK’s fans, Devin’s fans, and of course any paranormal fan who has read The Blue Eyes trilogy should definitely start there first because it is where I loved Devin first :)  Of course I would love to add this to my classroom library too!!!

Interested in reading??

See my reviews for her other series!!!
The Legend of the Blue Eyes (The Blue Eyes #1)
Becoming a Legend (The Blue Eyes #2)

Winning the Legend (The Blue Eyes #3)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Audiobook Review @rayadverb @RidleyPearson - Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson




Peter and the Sword of Mercy
Peter and the Starcatchers #4
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Goodreads blurb:  The year is 1901--it's been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy, a legendary weapon kept with the Crown Jewels. Molly is determined to help, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep the starstuff out of the Others' clutches. She has heard her mother's stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom...


About the Authors: 
Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.
Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include
Stephen KingAmy TanRidley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

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Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing their time between Missouri and Idaho.


Also writes Chris Klick mysteries as 
Wendell McCall.

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Narrated by Jim Dale, see more if his work HERE!!!


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

***Borrowed the audiobook CD’s from the library

The cover is definitely Peter Pan-ish and makes you think of magical adventures.

This is the 4th book in the series, and while I loved listening to it with my son, it was not my favorite.  I think I really liked Molly and Peter together, so it was weird having it be her daughter…at least for me.

It is another fantastical adventure for Peter and he makes some new friends and reunites with some old friends both figuratively and literally.  This book had more darkness and pain making it a lot darker than the first 3 books.  I definitely think this is for older middle to high school students with the torture aspect of this book.

Peter seemed like he got younger and more selfish in this book than the invincible boy who wouldn’t let anything stop him which might be why this one wasn’t my favorite and had my son looking at me asking Why??

We both really wanted to listen to the 5th book, but the library does not have it, so I’m not sure if or when we will get to listen to it, so after months of listening to this series, we will have to find a new series now :)

I recommend this story to those who liked that rest of the series and don’t mind when characters change :)

Interested in reading???

See my review of other books in the series!!!


Review @BKMcMichael - Winning the Legend by B. Kristin McMichael (The Blue Eyes Trilogy #3)




Winning the Legend
The Blue Eyes Trilogy #3
by B. Kristin McMichael

Goodreads blurb:  Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team's well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.


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 - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!

**Originally gifted a copy, but I have bought the whole series :)

The cover is just beautiful and I really love all the covers for this series :)  I really want to add these to my classroom library to share with my students….someday when I’m independently wealthy and can afford to do it with all the book I’d love to share with them.

This is the third book in the YA trilogy The Blue Eyes.  I read the first two books back in 2013.  While you probably do not have to read the books in order, I recommend you do because you will miss out on the relationships built and becoming invested in the characters lives :)

I’m not sure why I waited so long to read this one because I really do love this series.  It took me a chapter or two to remember my characters and remember what was going on, but once I did I didn’t want to put it down.  Of course, I had a few things that disrupted my plan of no interruptions while reading :)  but kids do that ;)

Arianna is a typical high school girl who is unsure of herself at times, but she shows such fierce determination to be free and loyalty and love to her friends and family.  She also has more compassion than most girls her own age which makes me admire her all the more :)  I really do love all her keepers and family too!!

B. Kristin’s style of writing is an easy read, and I had no problems imagining my way through her creative and awesome world.  I am amazed at how she wove all sorts of Night Humans into her world and such a complex plot where all the Night Humans are concerned.  I am ecstatic that this world continues on in another series Day Human which I will definitely be reading :)

I highly recommend this series to YA paranormal fans.

Interested in reading??


See my review of The Legend of the Blue Eyes (Book 1)!!!
See my review of Becoming a Legend (Book 2)!!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Release Review - Fur for Her by Claudia M. Farwell (Fur Real Shifter Escorts #1)




Fur for Her
Fur Real Shifter Escorts #1
by Claudia M. Farwell

Goodreads blurb:  After suffering major embarrassment in high school over her weight, curvy girl Selina Wilcott locked her heart up and threw away the key. She solemnly swore that no man would ever get close enough to hurt her again. And that suited her just fine.

Until she got an invitation to her ten-year high school reunion. Short on time, she decides to enlist the services of Mads Olafson: professional escort, lion shifter, and a drop-dead sexy hunk. Soon, Selina is fighting against her inner desire to forego the ‘no sex’ clause in their contract and take Mads to bed!

Warning! This story contains a steamy relationship between a woman who owns her curves, and an alpha shifter male escort who will have her at any cost – even if it means his job! 


About the Author:  Claudia M. Farwell loves to write – especially sexy romance. Her favorite writing pastimes include creating sweet, sexy guys with a secret furry side, and the girls who adore them. She has a special preference for cats, but is willing to branch out and explore all kinds of shifter styles.
She loves reading paranormal books, as well! Her Kindle is her best friend.

Claudia enjoys hot tea, watching the rain fall, and shopping for boots.

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

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is steamy and catches my eye with that big beautiful cat on the cover :)

This is a novella length HEA (Happily Ever After) story.  This is for adults only since it has some steamy content.

I was surprised at how much I liked this story because it did not have the action I usually like mixed into my shifter romances.  Claudia did a fabulous job with the intrigue and setting in the book that pulled me into the story where I couldn’t put it down.  I was sad to see the story end because I wanted more to see what happens next.  I loved and completed connected with Selina as a character, and Mads is just purrfect, and I would love to curl up with him ;)

Claudia as always does a fabulous job with her descriptions making this an easy read as everything jumps into focus like a movie in your head :)  This book is told from both main characters view, and the start of the chapter tells you who is doing the speaking and thinking so no confusion :)

I can’t wait to see where this series goes next and I hope I do not have to wait long to see it.  I also hope that Selina and Mads will still make appearances in the series :)

I recommend this story to any cat lovin’ shifter fans because I think you will like Mads :) especially if you are already a Claudia fan :)

Interested in reading???

See my other reviews of this author’s work!!
See my review of Lover’s Purr (Lover’s Purr #1)!!
See my review of Lover’s Pounce (Lover’s Purr #2)!!


Friday Reveal @Month9Books & Giveaway @AbiandMissy - Hunted by Abi Ketnet & Missy Kalicicki (Sinners #2)

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are revealing Chapter 3 of
Hunted (Sinners #2) 
by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Hunted
HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.
Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.
But can anyone really be trusted?
Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.
Lives will be lost.
Dreams will be crushed.
Fears will be realized.
Secrets will be exposed.
When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one encounter will change everything.
Forever.
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Hunted 
Sinners #2
by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

Publication date:  March 31, 2015
Publisher:  Month9Books, LLC.

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You can read Chapter Three HERE!
Happy Reading and Enjoy!

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Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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