Keela was abducted by aliens and taken to an auction on another planet. Along the way she met a 10 year old girl who was certain her father was goingKeela was abducted by aliens and taken to an auction on another planet. Along the way she met a 10 year old girl who was certain her father was going to rescue her. When her father did show up to rescue her she asked him to take Keela with them.
Marruk couldn't ignore the attraction to Keela the moment he saw her. He also wanted nothing to do with the feelings that were stirring him every time he thought of Keela.
This kept me interested through the whole story, but when I was done reading it just felt like an ok book. Nothing really special, but not bad either. It was the typical alien book. I'm noticing a lot of them are just so-so with the same sort of story. Nothing really sets this book apart from the many others like this one....more
This was a different kind of shifter story in the sense that the main shifter could shift to any animal he wanted. He was like the king of shifters inThis was a different kind of shifter story in the sense that the main shifter could shift to any animal he wanted. He was like the king of shifters in his area. He rescues a human one night from some vampires, and he realizes pretty quickly that she is his mate. He takes her home and lets her sleep off her attack and when she wakes up he intends to talk to her but their attraction is so potent, they can't keep their hands off each other.
Ava wakes up in a stranger's house with no memory of how she got there. She is even more disturbed by her reaction to the man, who she recognizes as the Omega. As soon as her senses come back to her she realizes she needs to get out of there.
This was a pretty fast paced book. I never got bored and even when it would switch to other story lines with different characters, I never felt bored. I was just as interested in the other story lines. In fact I can't wait to read about the other characters in the next books.
I didn't like that the shepards were zealots. Christians seem to get a bad rep for that, but the use of scripture in this book made me uncomfortable, because it was so perversely misused and misconstrued to benefit the shepards cause. It made me cringe.
I love how fiercely protective Diskant was of Ava. I love a good strong alpha male with his possessiveness and out of his mind jealousy when his woman talks to another man. And Diskant did not disappoint.
I also loved all the cool things that Ava and Diskant could do once they started their bonding. Telepathy. So cool.
"I'm not your mate." "We're back that, are we?" "We never left that!" "Oh, kitten." His eyes shifted to that vivid shade of jeweled emerald and he smiled mischievously. "You turn me on when you're angry. I can't wait to learn what pisses you off so I can get you good and fired up just to cool you back down."
In this story, Dragons are losing numbers. They need to reproduce, but have been cursed to only produce males, no female dragons. So they must mate wiIn this story, Dragons are losing numbers. They need to reproduce, but have been cursed to only produce males, no female dragons. So they must mate with human women. The catch is that human women can't survive giving birth to the dragon offspring. But there is a war brewing against the rogue dragons and they need more dragons and they need to ensure that their species will carry on. Bastian is the leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, and he realizes that although he hates the idea of hurting a woman, he must lead by example and select a woman to carry his child. He is having trouble picking someone knowing he will ultimately doom them to die. Then he meets Myst. He is instantly drawn to Myst, and he knows that she is the one, because once he meets her he knows he can't let her get away. He can't live with out her, which is quite the conundrum, since by keeping her, she will die.
I have mixed feelings about this book. If the story was mainly told from Bastian and Myst's point of views I would probably be ok. I would have enjoyed it much more. But it was told from multiple POV's and it drove me nuts. Every time the story would get really good, or something exciting would happen, it would switch to another POV of someone who was doing something completely different and completely boring. I got so frustrated I had to put the book down several times because I was getting so angry.
There were also several times that I found myself rolling my eyes because of all the cliché sayings. There were SO many of them in about the first 50% of the book. Luckily, either they stopped or I just got used to them. Here are a couple of examples.
Not the kind of case a cop wanted to catch this close to the weekend. And yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. All of a sudden, Sheriff Yahoo was looking a whole lot smarter than the two of them put together.
She wasn't a chicken. Somewhere along the line, the bok-bok gene had skipped a few branches in her family tree...
Yippee-ki-yay. Let the games begin.
(This one really got me. This was said by a dragon that was so intimidating that the waitress wouldn't even put his drink in front of him, she set it on the edge of the table so she didn't have to get to close. He is the kind of guy who only answers in two word sentences, very quiet and brooding. Except in this scene where he says...)
Gonna take a look-see.
With an abrupt shift, Bastian cut his flight short and...One potato. Two potato. Three potato, four... He broadsided the rogue, hitting him like the freight train he knew Wick wanted to throw.
I'll stop, because I'm not trying to bash the book or the author. Some people might really find it entertaining or funny, but I just got annoyed. Although, the descriptions weren't all annoying, one of them ended up being my favorite quote. So like I said, some readers might enjoy this style of writing a lot.
So despite the things I found annoying, I really liked the story line. I think the author has a really good story going and she definitely set it up to be a series from the start, because some things were settled in this book, but most things were not. The story is really only beginning in a way. I would really like to find out what happens next, but I'm not sure I'm interested in reading the next book because I got so tired of reading about Angela and Rikar in THIS book. I could care less about all the chapters from Angela's POV. She was boring. I can't see myself enjoying a book about her, if I do read the next book it will be because I want to know what happens with Bastian and Myst. And Forge. I'm interested in Forge's storyline.
One whiff of him and her libido went first-grader on her: hand raised, butt dancing in the chair as her hormones screamed, "Pick me! Pick me!"...more
I really loved this book! I've been on a dragon kick lately and this one has to be my favorite so far. It was one of those stories that I would tell mI really loved this book! I've been on a dragon kick lately and this one has to be my favorite so far. It was one of those stories that I would tell myself I would put the book down the next time the story starts to slow down... that never really happened. I was constantly interested and constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next.
Pia was blackmailed into stealing from the most powerful being she knows. She knows she must run after she steals from him and she tries. Dragos does not like anything taken from him, even if it is as small as a penny. He will find who is responsible and they will pay. Dragos hunts, and its not long before he knows who did it.
The only problem is once these two are together, there is an undeniable attraction. Dragos realizes pretty quickly that he can never let Pia go. But that goes against everything Pia's mom has instilled in her. She taught her to never get caught, to always hide and go unnoticed. Most of all keep her identity and abilities a secret. Dragos wants to know everything about Pia and is relentless in his pursuit to find out as much as he can.
There was a few things that bugged me though. One was a part of the book where it switched from third person to first person. That was a little weird.
Also, I think the author took the easy way out by not coming up with a name for Pia. Instead of thinking of a cool fantasy type name, she just says Pia tells him. That annoyed me. I wanted to know her name.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FAVORITE QUOTES
Payback was a beautiful b*tch. She was also a good friend of his, and they were just getting started.
~Dragos internal monologue
"I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity," he said. "I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch." He cocked his head. "I used to eat people, you know."
~Dragos - some of his better qualities.
"It means, you stupid woman, that I am learning too. Now you listen to me. I never stop thinking about you. You're with me everywhere I go but I miss you when we're apart. I've already shown that I will kill for you. I would also die for you. You make me laugh. You make me happy. You're my miracle and my home. If you as much as twitch, I get a hardon. I will always come for you, always want you, and always need you. We clear?"
I've been looking for good dragon books and I absolutely loved this one! I really love a strong female, and Annwyl is about as strong as you can get.I've been looking for good dragon books and I absolutely loved this one! I really love a strong female, and Annwyl is about as strong as you can get. She was known as Annwyl the Bloody because of all the heads she had severed in battle. But the thing that I loved so much about her, was that she had the mouth and attitude to back up her rightly given title. I hate it when authors describe a character a certain way, but write the character differently. I was so glad Annwyl was written as a mouthy, sarcastic warrior. I really loved her
Fearghus the Destroyer was a dragon who just wanted peace and quiet. He had is own reputation of destroying villages to obtain his peace and quiet. So the two of them together made such a great couple. Annwyl was all attitude and Fearghus fell in love with her almost instantly. Everytime she stood up to him, every time she ran her mouth and tried to push him around he was astounded that she didn't fear him, but then became more fascinated with her because of that fact.
Another thing that I loved about this book was that the story lasted longer than I expected. I felt as though there were 3 major climaxes. Not really sure if climax is accurate, but there were 3 major happenings in the book, 3 issues to resolve. I liked that there was more to the story than just boy meets girl, for whatever reason they can't be together, they resolve it and live happily ever after. No, there was a little more to this, and I loved that after the first hurdle, I had more to read and more to look forward too.
"And you are Annwyl of Garbhán Isle. Anwyl of the Dark Plains. And, last I heard, Annwyl the Bloody." Annwyl did cringe at that. She hated that particular title. "You take the heads of men and bathe in their blood."
"I do not!" She looked back at the dragon. "You take a man's head, there's blood. Spurting blood. But I do not bathe in anything but water."
~Fearghus and Annwyl
"Did you just throw a book at me? In my own den?"
"Yes. And I'd throw it again!"
Fearghus scratched his head in confusion. He'd never met a human brave enough- or stupid enough, depending on your point of view-to challenge him. "But," he croaked out, amazed, "I'm a dragon."
~Fearghus and Annwyl
"Really, Fearghus. You need to stop asking me to let you kill our family."
Fearghus shook his head. "They just keep irritating me."
~Morfyd and Fearghus
Briec now stood beside hime. His arms crossed in front of his chest. "Lady." He nodded coldly to her, and Annwyl glanced between Gwenvael and Morfyd.
"I'm sorry, do I know you?"
Briec blinked in surprise. "I am Briec the Mighty."
Annwyl examined Gwenvael's brother from head to toe. "Really?" she remarked at last. "Did you give yourself that name?"
~Briec and Annwyl
"And Annwyl. Remember what I told you."
"Protect my right side?"
"Feint with my left?"
"No!" His growl of annoyance only elicited a sweet chuckle from his woman.
I was looking for a book with a possessive alpha male like Gideon Cross, Christian Grey and Remington Tate. And I FOUND IT! That never happens. But AsI was looking for a book with a possessive alpha male like Gideon Cross, Christian Grey and Remington Tate. And I FOUND IT! That never happens. But Asher Mayson could not have been more possessive or alpha if he tried. I loved it.
November has lived her life in NYC with her selfish mother. But when she is attacked one night she decides she is in need of a change. She calls her dad who lives in Tennessee and moves in with him. He gives her a job as office manager at his strip club which is where she meets Asher for the first time. Asher gets the wrong idea about her role at the club and sticks his foot in his mouth giving her the a bad first impression.
Asher decides right away that she is meant for him and he stops at nothing to get her, forever. He wants to love and protect her and make her happy. And as it turns out she does need protecting, as some weird threats have been made towards November.
Right from the start Asher makes a lasting impression and he is bossy and takes what he wants when he wants it. I love that and I loved that even though he was a player, as soon as he met November he couldn't even look at another woman. He only had eyes for her. I just loved everything that came out of his mouth. Especially his overuse of the word "Baby." He said it constantly... and I LOVED IT!
November has to be one of my favorite heroine's to date. Everything she did made me laugh, I just loved her. She was so genuine and natural. I really enjoyed her and I could completely understand Asher's immediate infatuation with her.
Here is a perfect example of the dynamic between Asher and November, him being demanding and her just being funny.
"Kiss me," he says, with a completely serious expression. I can't believe he just said that in front of my dad.
"I'm not kissing you in front of my dad and uncle," I hiss at him and he has the nerve to smile.
"You kiss me or I'll kiss you. Make up your mind, and make it quick. I need to talk to your dad then I've got sh*t to do." I cross my arms over my chest and glare at him. He cannot be serious.
"Don't tell me to kiss you in fro-" I'm cut off when Asher pulls me to him and kisses me. It's closed mouthed and ends before it really starts, but I'm speechless that he just did that in front of my dad. I try to pull myself together but I'm completely stunned by what just happened. Then, I hear my dad laughing and I look at him just to make sure I'm not imagining things.
"Shouldn't you be getting your gun or something?" I say, looking at my dad while throwing my hand in Asher's direction.
"Nope," he says, smiling. "Now I see what James was talking about when called me this morning." My dad re-crosses his arms over his chest and leans back on the heels of his boots.
"Great! just frickin' great," I mutter to the ground, rubbing my temples. I look up and glare at Asher. "Seriously, stop kissing me in front of our parents," I say, pointing at him. Then I turn around and stomp all the way up the stairs and into the house. I slam the door for good measure before I realize that I left Beast outside. I open the door and call Beast but all three heads turn to watch me. I glare at all of them then slam the door again.
This time, I can hear laughter from the other side. "Whatever," I mumble as I make my way down to my apartment.
And this totally made me want a Great Dane. (UPDATE: I now own a Great Dane... Not even kidding
His name is Yankee, not Beast. )
This was after they discovered the red poem painted on the wall and her Great Dane Beast attacked her getting the red stuff all over.
"Oh my God, your dad's coming," I repeat. Without thinking, I stick my hands up the front of his shirt and use it to wipe my face. "Is that better?" I ask.
"I can't believe you just did that," he says, sounding completely shocked.
"Oh, God. Your dad's going to meet me looking like Carrie," I cry out. I still have my hands up his shirt so I repeat the process of wiping my face. Then I use the inside to wipe my hands. I look up because he's not saying anything.
"I can't believe you just did that."
"Okay! So, is most of the red off my face?" I ask.
"You owe me a new shirt," he tells me.
"Fine, whatever. But is the red gone?"
"Yeah, baby. The red is mostly gone but now I don't know if I should kiss you or spank you for that sh*t."
"Whatever." I whisper and press my forehead against his chest to hide my huge smile.
~November and Asher
"You belong now. Not only do you belong to your dad and his family, you belong to me and mine. And one day, you will belong to our kids."
"Kids?" I ask, I don't disguise the shock of my words.
"Kids. I told you, I'm going slowly for you. But you're going to be my wife, and as soon as we sign the marriage license, I'm working on getting you knocked up."
~Asher and November
"But I want to confirm that I'm paying for my new car when I decide to get one, and the swimming pool when it's put in."
"We'll figure it out."
"Hell no!" I said, rolling him to his back. I was looking down on him, making sure I had his full attention. "I will pay for that stuff, Asher, or I'll buy you a gift every week, and I will make sure they are extravagant and expensive. Trust me, you don't want to test me. I'm thinking along the lines of a unicorn."
"You don't get it. This is my land, my house. I pay for the pool and I hope to God that you know unicorns aren't real."
This is the final book in the Finding Anna series. I read the first three books a little over a month ago and I dNOOOOOOO I don't want it to be over!!
This is the final book in the Finding Anna series. I read the first three books a little over a month ago and I devoured them. I couldn't WAIT for this book to come out. Except once it did, I put off reading it because I knew once I did, it would be done. :( I tried to stretch this out as much as possible, but I couldn't stay away from it for long. I had to know what was going to happen next in Stephen and Brianna's lives.
This picks up a few months after Anna decides to leave Stephen, in order to protect him from the media and investigation into how he got Anna away from Ian. It was sad reading about Anna's life away from Stephen and I couldn't help but read as fast as I could to try and get to that point in the book where they saw each other again.
Once again, the gradual growth and strength Anna showed throughout this book was amazing to read about. I was especially impressed with her strength when confronting her father. She was nothing like the Brianna I had read about in the first 3 books. I thought the author did a fantastic job at making Anna's growth slow but steady. You almost didn't realize it was happening until you finished the book and thought back to how she used to be.
I also liked that Stephen is not perfect. I think it would have been very easy to write him as the knight in shining armor, who could do no wrong and was perfect in every way. Because in many ways that was the way Anna grew to see him. But in this book he messed up. It was a huge oversight on his part (view spoiler)[letting his pregnant ex girlfriend stay with him and considering how it would look to the media or to Anna, (hide spoiler)] but one I was able to understand because he was so in his own head, and so distraught and upset about not having Anna with him that it was obvious he wasn't thinking clearly. He saw a friend in need and offered to help, but he didn't consider the consequences much beyond that because his thoughts were so consumed with everything else going on in his life. Again, it was a huge oversight, but one I understood and I felt bad for him when it all blew up in his face.
I absolutely loved this series and will definitely be reading it again. The one problem with a series like this, is that I get so wrapped up in it emotionally and mentally that when it's over I'm left with that 'now what?' feeling. I want another book that will get me so wrapped up in the story that I feel as though I'm living it too. But very rarely do I find those books when I'm actually looking for them. I usually stumble upon them, like I did this one. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more