Thanks to Lexi Blake for offering her Masters and Mercenaries fans a free peek at the newest additions to the McKay-Taggart family with Sweet Child o'Thanks to Lexi Blake for offering her Masters and Mercenaries fans a free peek at the newest additions to the McKay-Taggart family with Sweet Child o'Mine!
Ian has always cracked me up with his hardcore, "your feelings make me sick", I'm-in-control attitude. He's such a sweetheart underneath that hard exterior and this sweet novella is just more proof of that.
"Your ass is mine as soon as those two girls who are renting move out."
Those girls + Charlie = a whole new Ian. I can't wait for the gang to learn exactly what lead him to choose "his twin's" name, Kala (view spoiler)[ Kick A Little Ass (hide spoiler)]. Too funny and SO Ian!
I'm so anxious for more of this series. Lexi has me well and truly hooked on the lives and loves of these characters. I can't wait to read about Erin and Theo's trip to Africa, Mitch and Laurel's story in Adored and Tenn & Faith's story in Master No.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I liked this one, just not as much as the first. Being from the south, I loved Jeb's accent, but Nola's Irish/Boston accent was distracting. I love AmI liked this one, just not as much as the first. Being from the south, I loved Jeb's accent, but Nola's Irish/Boston accent was distracting. I love Amanda Ronconi's narrations, but this one was a mess, IMO. I've no doubt she read it as the author intended Nola to sound, but damn that was quite a mix.
I will definitely be continuing on with the series. I enjoy Molly Harper's writing and look forward to returning to visit Jane and gang in Half Moon Hollow....more
I've been looking forward to reading Burns Like Fire since I grabbed it as an Amazon Freebie in February. Pyro v. hunter, former love interests, soundI've been looking forward to reading Burns Like Fire since I grabbed it as an Amazon Freebie in February. Pyro v. hunter, former love interests, sounds great.
Jack is from a family of paranormal hunters who track, capture and turn over paranormals to the government. Cindy is a fire starter. Two years ago, after just three weeks together, they were both happy and in love. Cindy is off to college and Jack's planning to follow her there. He has no interest in following in his family's footsteps - hunting is not for him. Fearing his decision was made too quickly, Cindy takes a chance and tells him of her ability. He's accepting and shares his family's profession with her. Still, they stand by one another and plan to continue their life together. Everything changes when, that same night, Jack's home is set ablaze with his father and two brothers inside - only Jack survives. That was the last time they saw each other. Now, Jack's a hunter. He's tracked Cindy and plans to haul her in.
While I did enjoy their story, the "I remember how good it felt having sex with you" combined with the instant "must have you now no matter what or where" between our main characters, Jack and Cindy, felt off to me. That said, I did like the flashbacks that offered the reader a chance to see how they were prior to the devastating loss Jack suffered. I liked the characters, especially Cindy's best friend Jaime and Jack's best friend and fellow hunter, Ethan, who are primaries in book 2, A Shock To Your System. I like that the story contains paranormals that are not your run of the mill vampires, shifters and witches. So, I will continue on with the series for a bit.
Side note: Third sentence in and Jack's already sportin' wood just from the sight of Cindy. So, I'd say this one veers more on the side of erotic PNR....more
Breathless was a quick, easy read. Although the main character is a new college student, the story read more as a YA novel to me. There were some earlBreathless was a quick, easy read. Although the main character is a new college student, the story read more as a YA novel to me. There were some early similarities to Meyer's series, but they didn't continue throughout, thank goodness.
When her older brother sends a letter saying he's going away and not to look for him, Leesa Nyland does the opposite. She heads to her Aunt and Uncle's in Connecticut and starts attending the same college as her brother. While trying to solve the mystery of her missing brother, she learns that her mother's ramblings about being bitten by a one-fanged vampire may be more fact than fiction.
I rounded up to 3 stars. The story, while a quick read, felt a bit scattered. But, there is some interesting vampire/hunter history. I got this book for free on Amazon; I didn't enjoy it enough to continue with the series. Younger readers may find it more enjoyable....more
Cranberry Blood introduces us to Heather Ryan, a vampire slayer who, like all Ryan slayers before her, has been hunting for Marko Pavel, an ancestor aCranberry Blood introduces us to Heather Ryan, a vampire slayer who, like all Ryan slayers before her, has been hunting for Marko Pavel, an ancestor and, to her knowledge, the oldest living vampire. He's the reason every member of her family has been a slayer going back to the fourteenth century. Until recently he's proven to be very elusive. Heather's Grandma Sofia has the ability to see the future - of anyone she touches. Prior to her death, Grandma Sofia set things in motion that will either alter or keep Heather from altering her path.
"It is vital that you do not change the path before you I have told you, many times, that certain events must happen in a person's life for a reason, always for a reason. The events that will unfold before you ... they must happen, Heather. They have to."
Throughout the book, I was impressed with this twist. Grandma Sofia revealed to others only what she felt they needed to know to keep Heather on her path. This is frustrating for all, especially considering some of the places that "path" leads them. Heather's more than surprised to learn that thirteen years ago Grandma Sofia prearranged for a werewolf protector, Brendan Daniels. Throughout their time together, Heather tries repeatedly to relieve Brendan of this commitment. He, however, is doing this for personal reasons and refuses to leave her unprotected.
In addition to being a slayer, Heather has other abilities as well. She's a Born Infected, the first of her kind. In this world Morgan has created, there are three stages to becoming a vampire. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's vampiric mythology as well as the werewolf shifters - more ½ man, ½ wolf than full shift from man to wolf. Additionally, I enjoyed the tension between Heather and Brendan. They have great chemistry despite the awkward position they find themselves in due to Grandma Sofia's actions.
I will most definitely be continuing on with this series. To start, I will back up and read the prequel, She-Wolf, that focuses more on Morgan's werewolves. Next up, book two is set to hit the shelves Summer 2015....more
Raised a tough-as-nails military brat, Anne hates two things—not being accepted as equal to a man, and change. So she takes charge of her surroundings, her life, and especially her submissives. As a “bounty hunter,” she leads the fugitive recovery team. And if an occasional wife abuser incurs a bruise or two on his return to jail? Oops.
A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He has never been tempted to join in…until Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Mistress armor.
Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Domme. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too.
Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” subs. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.
As of 14 Apr, per Cherise's newsletter: I’m deep into writing Servicing the Target, the next book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. Honestly, I’ve been postponing writing a book about Mistress Anne because of those pretty boys who follow her around. So not my thing.
But then Ben—yes, I mean Ben the over-sized, rough-looking Shadowlands security guard—told me he was going to make his move.
I had a fit. “Oh, please. Seriously, Ben? Are you out of your friggin’ mind?” I told him he was vanilla. That she likes younger men. Gorgeous slim ones.
He didn’t listen. And when an ex-Army Ranger sets his sights on a target…everyone had best step out of the way.
As of 12 Feb, per Cherise's blog: Ben–the security guard–says he’s interested in spending time with Mistress Anne. (Seriously?) I told him he’s out of his mind. But he’s stubborn.
And then Master Z informed me that it’s time for Jessica to have that baby of theirs. A woman in labor versus the Master of Masters. Hmmm....more