Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review @JessieDauthor - The Conquest by Jessie Donovan (Kelderan Runic Warriors #1)




The Conquest
Kelderan Runic Warriors #1
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  KELDERAN RUNIC WARRIORS BOOK 1
Leader of a human colony planet, Taryn Demara has much more on her plate than maintaining peace or ensuring her people have enough to eat. Due to a virus that affects male embryos in the womb, there is a shortage of men. For decades, her people have enticed ships to their planet and tricked the men into staying. However, a ship hasn’t been spotted in eight years. So when the blip finally shows on the radar, Taryn is determined to conquer the newcomers at any cost to ensure her people’s survival.

Prince Kason tro de Vallen needs to find a suitable planet for his people to colonize. The Kelderans are running out of options despite the fact one is staring them in the face—Planet Jasvar. Because a group of Kelderan scientists disappeared there a decade ago never to return, his people dismiss the planet as cursed. But Kason doesn’t believe in curses and takes on the mission to explore the planet to prove it. As his ship approaches Jasvar, a distress signal chimes in and Kason takes a group down to the planet’s surface to explore. What he didn’t expect was for a band of females to try and capture him.

As Taryn and Kason measure up and try to outsmart each other, they soon realize they’ve found their match. The only question is whether they ignore the spark between them and focus on their respective people’s survival or can they find a path where they both succeed?

(Approximately 75,000 words with a happy ending)  


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

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

This is the first in a new series by Jessie Donovan.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content, and there are no dragon shifters or shifters of any kind in this book.

As always Jessie has some awesome characters that definitely didn’t take me long to really like.  I especially like Taryn’s determination and her never give up attitude.  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like Kason, he was arrogant and definitely sexist.  He has grown on me because while he comes from a planet that underutilizes women, he values them above all.  I love how he tries to keep an open mind and how Taryn keeps trying to push the limits further and further.  They are a great pair, and I can’t wait to see what awaits the rest of them especially the Princess and Vala.

Jessie Donovan is fabulous at developing characters you want to know more about and that you become invested in.  She knows how to balance drama and action to keep you engaged in the book.  She is definitely one of my favorite authors.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves Jessie’s writing style and to those Sci-fi lovers who likes aliens and space travel adventures.
  

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)

See my review of Cured by the Dragon (Stonfire Dragons #8)

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)





Monday, January 23, 2017

Review @ZoeChantebooks - Guardian Lion by Zoe Chant (Cedar Hill Lions #2)




Guardian Lion
Cedar Hill Lions #2
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  A curvy, confident accountant + a sexy lion shifter bodyguard sworn to protect her + a terrifying kidnap attempt = one roaring romance!

Curvy Daphne Pearce, the daughter of a movie star and a senator, loves her so-called ‘boring’ job as an accountant and the quiet life she’s made for herself away from the camera’s glare. But when a dangerous criminal organization discovers her true identity, Daphne finds herself in desperate peril.

After twelve years in the army, lion shifter Heath Whittaker is adjusting to civilian life and putting his skills to work as a bodyguard. But he doesn't expect that his new job will lead him straight to the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen… who also happens to be his fated mate.

Irresistible heat builds between Daphne and Heath as he struggles to keep her safe, and the lurking danger becomes even more serious than either one of them suspected. Can Heath keep Daphne safe from the deadly enemies that surround them?

Guardian Lion is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW lion shifter romance, second in the Cedar Hill Lions series. 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: 
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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 just because!  I bought this one back in September.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  Reading in order is not mandatory, but I hate when something is mentioned from the past and I haven’t read it.  I read them in order and think you will enjoy it more if you do.

I liked this one more than the first one and I do love them both.  Daphne is amazing because she sticks by her values and stands up for herself and on her own two feet instead of letting her family’s fame corrupt her.  Heath is definitely someone who likes to protect.  I loved every moment of this action packed adventure that has Zoe’s awesome HEA ending that just makes me smile because something happy happened.

I high recommend to all the big cat shifter fans especially if you love Zoe’s work because I haven’t read anything yet that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Lawman Lion
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






Review @WolfTales @ACArthur - Claimed by the Mate by Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur (Vol 3)




Claimed by the Mate
Volume #3
by Kate Douglas
&
A.C. Arthur

Goodreads blurb:  Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur return with another scorching volume in their Claimed by the Mate series featuring two delicious, unforgettable novels in one!

In Dangerous Passions, Feral Passions Resort is the place for women to find romance and seduction with a hot, hard werewolf alpha mate. Traker Jakes and Evan Dark of the Trinity Alps pack have yet to find a strong, sexy BBW woman to consume with heady pleasure. But a special woman has arrived at Feral Passions Resort. The one who will burn with passion between these two sexy werewolf shifters. Desire will reach its peak…and the best these three can do is hold on to the sensations that erupt between them.

In Bound to the Wolf, Phelan Sava is a lycan werewolf shifter with a dark side to his soul. He lives for pleasure and revels in pain. But what burns for more than anything is a woman to dominate with his unbridled passion and desperate lust for good. Marena Panos is an attorney with a dark secret that follows her into the mountains and into the bed of a Phelan Sava. And when she is hunted by the feral beast that ravishes her body and claims her soul, Marena has no choice but to give in with no intention of ever looking back. 


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 - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loveed it!!

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

This book contains two novellas, one by each author, and it is the 3rd volume.  This is for adults only due to the steamy scenes and violence.  I recommend reading the 3 volumes in order because you will be missing out if you don’t.

This is my favorite of the volumes.  I really loved all the Feral Passions novellas, but this one brought it all together and was awesome and action packed.  Both Trak and Evan have an adventure, there is a wedding, and all sorts of action wrapped up in the two newest additions to the pack.  I think this was the last book in the series, and I loved it!

In Bound to the Wolf, it was action packed and definitely my favorite in the series.  It had everything I love in a book and a happy ending to finish it off.  Marena was easy to connect with and fierce.  She is just awesome.  Again, I think this was the conclusion to this series as well, and it finished awesomely.

While I will miss these series, I definitely had a great time reading them.  I think any wolf shifter fan will find something to love in both of these books.

Interested in reading??


See my review of Volume 1
See my review of Volume 2

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 #3)




Reluctant Mate
Cascadia Wolves #3
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!!!