I enjoyed this one much more than the first. After meeting these two in the first book I knew their story would be good. Surprisingly, I was more drawI enjoyed this one much more than the first. After meeting these two in the first book I knew their story would be good. Surprisingly, I was more drawn to the mystery behind the child's kidnapping and her rescue. I look forward to learning even more about Wolfe and Lana, who both had a larger part in this book. ...more
Hunt is a prequel to Rachel Vincent's upcoming new Shifters spinoff series, Wildcats. Yay! I loved Shifters and I'm thrilled she's decided to continueHunt is a prequel to Rachel Vincent's upcoming new Shifters spinoff series, Wildcats. Yay! I loved Shifters and I'm thrilled she's decided to continue writing stories in that world, especially since Jace will be a main character.
Hunt reintroduces us to Faythe's cousin, Abby. It tells the story of how a camp trip with college friends goes wrong and sets up the scene for Lion's Share, the first book in Wildcats.
Sinclair's Master of Freedom tells the story of Virginia Cunningham, a social worker and southern sweetheart, and Atticus Ware, a local Detective andSinclair's Master of Freedom tells the story of Virginia Cunningham, a social worker and southern sweetheart, and Atticus Ware, a local Detective and Dom talented in rope work. Up until now, Gin's been lead to believe BDSM wasn't real, but rather made-up, sexy stories created solely to sell books. When her new friends invite her to the Hunts' Serenity Lodge as a way to observe a BDSM instruction course in exchange for some help with camp chores she jumps at the chance. It's there that she meets the "oddly familiar" Atticus, the "Cowboy Dom" who lassos her heart (yeah, I went there, couldn't resist).
Men - walking, talking proof that God is a sadist.
As with all of Cherise's stories, there are barriers to be brought down, misunderstandings to work through, unfortunate circumstances to battle. And, in the end, the reward is the start of a deep, all-consuming, loving relationship.
Settling down with one of her stories is like being cocooned in a warm blanket. Her writing draws you in immediately and her characters keep you enthralled. She always does a wonderful job of telling the D/s love story as well as including the side characters fans of her series have come to love. For that all too short time it takes to read her books, she'll remind you how rewarding honesty and openness can truly be. Cherise Sinclair is a master storyteller.
To top it off, she provides us with the blurb and a sneak peek of Servicing the Target, her next Masters of the Shadowlands book (28 July 2015), which features Shadowlands security guard, Ben and Mistress Anne. I cannot wait to read their story!...more
Bayou Blues is the first in Genie McQueen's tales, a Secret McQueen spin-off. Genie is Secret's sister who we were first introduced to in Keeping SecrBayou Blues is the first in Genie McQueen's tales, a Secret McQueen spin-off. Genie is Secret's sister who we were first introduced to in Keeping Secret. Whereas Secret is ½ werewolf, ½ vampire, Genie is ½ werewolf, ½ witch. Since inheriting both gifts, Genie must work to find a balance between her magic and wolf. Her twin brother, Ben, "... was the levelheaded twin ... and bent over backwards to prove to Callum [their uncle and King of the South] he was the natural choice to step up as pack king."
Following Secret's actions, humans now know werewolves are real. And, as pack Princess, there's no hiding from the media. Genie is trying to "be normal"; she even has a human boyfriend. Yet, when a member of her pack is in trouble and her whole pack is threatened by the prejudiced preachings of Timothy Deerling, leader the Church of Morning, Genie takes it upon herself to save the day. The lighthearted, flirty werewolf Wilder Shaw tags along with hopes of saving his older brother. Together the two manage to do quite a bit more than that.
Looking back on Sierra Dean's Secret McQueen series, I remember how my love of Secret and her shenanigans grew slowly. But, by book 3-4 I was hooked. I have a feeling the same will be true for Genie. Sadly though, some of the quick humor I'd enjoyed in Secrets stories was missing here. Yet, it's great to be submersed back into Secret's/Genie's world and I look forward to more to come....more
Half Lies consists of diary entries made by Michèle, Gabriel's slightly younger sister. Reading through the entries we learn much about Gabriel's pastHalf Lies consists of diary entries made by Michèle, Gabriel's slightly younger sister. Reading through the entries we learn much about Gabriel's past and the events that lead to those in Half Bad.
Michèle's entries brilliantly portray her as an innocent, loving Black Witch hoping to find friends, strengthen her family, and somehow maintain a blossoming new relationship with a White Witch.
So much of this breaks my heart, and I know yours is broken too.
Yup! It's a short, but touching story that has left me even more impatient for book two, Half Wild, especially since Green teases us with a sneak peek. ...more
Bo was a tad bit frustrating in the beginning, but it was understandable considering how things went in DIRE STRAITS. I'm really enjoying this seriesBo was a tad bit frustrating in the beginning, but it was understandable considering how things went in DIRE STRAITS. I'm really enjoying this series and looking forward to more. I do enjoy Ms. Harper's writing. ...more
This publisher exclusive short is told from Kian's POV while he's monitoring Edie as ordered by his boss, Wedderburn. He's on a bit of a mission of hiThis publisher exclusive short is told from Kian's POV while he's monitoring Edie as ordered by his boss, Wedderburn. He's on a bit of a mission of his own - he wants to make Edie smile.
Lucky Break was anything but for Ethan and Merit, not to mention the lost shifter whose disappearance a century ago started a feud between the shifterLucky Break was anything but for Ethan and Merit, not to mention the lost shifter whose disappearance a century ago started a feud between the shifters and vampires in Colorado's Elk Valley.
The fact that Ethan and Merit couldn't have a vacation free from trouble was no surprise - par for the course for these two. It was great seeing Gabriel and Damien again. As the series continues, I find myself gravitating more towards to shifters in this series than the main vamps.
Has Merit been a vampire for only a year? It feels like much more time has passed in the series so far.
I don't know that this short moved the overall CV story forward so much as provided a Lucky Break for those looking for a taste before the release of the next full-length book, DARK DEBT, due out next month. The last 20% or so offers a sneak peek at the first two chapters. ...more
As with the other books in Reisz' Original Sinners ~ White Years, The Virgin consists of several back-stories within a story. It's 2015 in a ScotlandAs with the other books in Reisz' Original Sinners ~ White Years, The Virgin consists of several back-stories within a story. It's 2015 in a Scotland castle on a dark and stormy night, Nora, Søren and Kingsley are trying to steal some quiet time before "the big day"¹ tomorrow. Søren sees it as the perfect opportunity for the two of them to tell him where they'd run off to in 2003-04, the year they all spent apart.
Thus begins the telling of not only how young Eleanor (Elle) decided to embrace her skills as both a writer and a Domme but also how Kingsley met his jewel, Juliette.
Nothing was going to get in the way of her life with Søren. Not a scandal, not the press, not the church and definitely not a kid.
Every year following the start of her relationship with Søren, Kingsley had trained and tested Eleanor on five different scenarios that might require her to flee. Along with each, he'd given her steps to follow and, when the time did come, she followed his advice to the letter making it impossible for either to reach her.
"... I think that's the cause for most of the suffering in all the world. People trying to be who they aren't supposed to be or not getting to be who they should be."
If you've kept up with the series to this point, you'll remember that there was a time when young Eleanor ran away from instead of toward her priest. Up until now, we've known where she'd gone, but not why. Nora's flashback tells us why and where she ran, who she spent her time with and how she regains her strength to be who she is meant to be.
... with Juliette he found a new reserve of desire, a deeper hunger, a longing to have something with her he had with no one else.
Saddened by the reason behind Nora's flight, Kingsley decides to flee as well. His journeys ultimately lead him to meet Juliette, the beautiful Haitian and his present-day sub. From the moment he laid eyes on her, King knew he'd do whatever it took to make her his. Little did he know that in order to have her, he must first leave her.
"I can't save you. You have to save yourself," Juliette said. "Go."
With The Virgin, Tiffany Reisz continues to move the story forward by not only sharing the present-day adventures of Nora and gang, but also by reflecting on the past. By showing us what has happened to these characters in their past, we're better able to understand their actions and motivations in the present.
¹"the big day" ~ Readers of the series shouldn't be surprised, but you do not learn what or whose "big day" everyone has gathered for until the end of the book. If you read Reisz' free Christmas serial, Christmas in Suite 37A, consider it your hint.
I always leave Tiffany's books with a hundred favorite scenes. This is my favorite quote:
"Orgasms are Gods way of saying He's sorry about periods and cramps."
Thank you to Harlequin and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book for the cost of a review....more