Just Wow! This is one story where the dark, twisted, and grittily sexy God’s rule and mastermind the fevered rage in a H...moreEpic Heart Wrenching Suspense!
Just Wow! This is one story where the dark, twisted, and grittily sexy God’s rule and mastermind the fevered rage in a Heart Wrenching Suspense that keeps the reader captivated and passionately exhilarated through every dramatized thrilling visionary scene.
I can definitely say that the ending of the Of War Series is Epic because as I sit here and write this review I am still stunned as I go over each and every scene that I just read as it continues to play out in my mind. It was absolutely thrilling, shockingly horrifying, and chillingly erotic with the memorizing mental psychotic climaxes.
As a Fan of Ares, I loved seeing Ares in his environment as he loses himself to his chaotic first love “War” – he totally dominates with his masterful killing sprees and I was sad to see his inner beast “the wolf” suffer as he gets eaten up with the disease “Major Falls”. So yes the warrior appeals to me but so does his tender warmheartedness towards his wife Alena.
Alena and Rose are still my favorite precious characters to love. I love their Fae magic and how their love is so strong that they’d die or do anything to protect the ones they love. It was good to see Rose grow in this book and see her magical gift of healing and how she loved playing tea with the help of her Fairy Friends. Alena – My heart seethes and bleeds with the horrifying events she had to go through and overcome and I’m glad she got her vengeance in the end. Alena and Ares love is a love to die for.
Raven – Spoiled Rotten Raven has been redeemed and I was thrilled to see his mind and soul open up to the truths around him. He finally man’s up and stands up to his enemy as he faces his failures and amends his wrongs. It was really cool that he got to meet another Fae besides his mother, glad he met someone he could love “Lenore.”
Lenore the Dark Fae is a fierce fighter just like Alena but her old Fae ways have her mind warped and brainwashed. It was really cool to see Raven kiss her right into reality. I’m glad Raven and Lenore got paired together and a little disappointed that their mentioned love scene was only glimpse upon but I understand how the author would want to have their time in another series of their own.
Speaking of which, though this was the so called ending, the author does give her readers hope for a future spin-off from the series as the new Olympus is formed and new characters with Ichor blood are added along with the other magical characters like the Fae, Fairys, were-wolves, etc...
The Mortal World or should I say the mortal world character’s that were left – those who survived Major Falls due to their Ickor blood – Raven’s Men were Fan-Freakn’-tastic. I loved each character and only want to learn more about them in the future stories to come. I want to see their powers come forth and multiply with heirs in the New Olympus.
Now for the God’s – Geesh! What a bunch of “F” Up dramatized beotches! The corrupted mortal world is a piece of cake compared to the jealousy, deceit, backstabbing, incest-ing, murdering, and power hungry fools in their own world.
First let me say I literally hated and despised Apollo – talking about one sick ba-st-ar-d. The heinous act’s he commits in this story is unspeakable, sick, and twisted. I was kept on the edge of my seat with suspense wondering who he was going to do or kill next. I’m still in Awe with the Gods that are no longer alive in this series – have to say at least one got what was coming to him. WARNING!!! Heat Level is 5 FLAMES!!!
On a final note, I have to say so much happened that it is hard to recap it all but that it has been 2 days since I read this book and I’m still having visionary dreams of all the chilling scenes that fulfilled this amazing story.
Lisa Beth Darling is a Master of writing Wicked, Dark, & Gritty Romance. Her writing and storytelling is a visionary master piece of artistry. In every sentence you can feel the passion and demeanor of each character as they come alive before your very own eyes. Their chemistry between each character is so addicting that you will only crave more from them as you fall head over heels in love with each one.
I highly recommend this whole Of War Series to all Paranormal Romance Readers who love characters who get down and dirty in a suspense and revengeful play that may include a little erotic interlude now and then to spice the story up. Lisa Beth Darling you are one of my favorite author’s and I look forward to reading more of your awesome future works.
I'm In Awe as I think about this beautiful story. This is the second book I’ve read of Paula Quinn’s and I’m amaz...moreBeautiful Story that Melts the Heart!
I'm In Awe as I think about this beautiful story. This is the second book I’ve read of Paula Quinn’s and I’m amazed at how her characters make you feel as if you've known them and lived in their world all your life – so down to earth, humorous bantering among-st each other, and their dedication to their families will sweep you away with sweet bliss. The MacGregor Highlanders is a clan full of fierce warriors for sure, but they are the most respectful, honorable, lovable, and sexiest swoon worthy men and women that readers will not be able to resist falling in love with.
The writing is so smooth and visionary that the author will have you feeling the emotions of not only the highlanders but the intense and furious feelings of the enemy’s passion for power and destruction for their cause.
I loved General Colin’s and Lady Gillian’s story. Colin MacGregor is a man who’s only love most of his life is battling and fighting a war to protect his family from losing their freedoms and rights – that is until he meets Gillian and her beautiful son Edmund. I think what I loved most about Colin besides him being a sexy highlander is that he fell in love with Gillian’s son before he realized he was in love with her. That he accepted Gillian and her son regardless of her having a child out of wed lock. He was the perfect hero to rescue her and give her the dreams she so desired.
Lady Gillian was a strong woman and determined not to be broken by her cousin just because she had a child of wed lock. She was no one whore and no matter how much her cousin rudely embarrassed her and mocked her she kept her head held up high and fought back with her wits and in the end her whole being in order to protect her son. It was so beautiful to see her fall in love with Colin and learn to trust a man again. Their erotic scenes were passionately tasteful sending a thrilling chill down my spine and making me want to melt as I curled my toes. 3 Flames
The secondary characters were so interesting that I wanted to know more about them and was really glad to see that Captain Gates (Gillian’s Guardian) and his family ended up moving to the highlands in the end to be with Colin and Gillian and be protected from the war between King James and Prince William.
The ending was a perfect tear jerk-er as Colin makes it back to the Highlands and gets greeted by Edmund the beautiful little boy running into his open arms with his mother Gillian right behind him. Yes I shed a tear as my heart thudded with excitement and was smiling at the same time. Such a great happy ending and I hugged the book with great satisfaction for Colin and Gillian’s start of the Happy Ever After.
Oh My! I WANT MORE MORE MORE! This is the perfect little novella for those quick lunch hours or for even a boring nite you wa...moreAwesome Hot Little Tease!
Oh My! I WANT MORE MORE MORE! This is the perfect little novella for those quick lunch hours or for even a boring nite you want to feed your hungry sexual mind with. The author does an awesome job immersing the reader into a world from today's time and into an historical past and then back again as if you could of been day dreaming the whole thing just like the character Sarah did.
I enjoyed getting to know Sarah and Elijah and by the end of the story I wanted to stay in their world and see them live their happy ever after. Be Warned though - their erotic scene is sizzling as Elijah teasingly and playfully spanks Sarah to the point of climax before he takes her for himself. His whispering teasing voice had me craving more from him - LOL
The writing is so smooth I could visually envision every scene that unfolds. Keta Diablo you are one fantastic creative writer. Excellent Read!
Hmmm, I personally think this was a good start to a new urban paranormal fantasy due to the agent secret service taking o...moreGood start for a new series.
Hmmm, I personally think this was a good start to a new urban paranormal fantasy due to the agent secret service taking out the supernatural. I enjoyed the read somewhat – I didn't hate it but wasn’t in love with it either.
I believe this series has lots of potential if each book would end with a Happy Ever After (HEA) and the main character wouldn't sexually tease their true mate and then do nothing about it - poor guy had the blue balls throughout the whole book. I mean it got old quick after Andrea (Andy) true mate (Wick the sexy were-wolf) told her that she was his mate and she constantly teased him but never went past second base with him, I mean not even at the end when all was over did she give into him like most true mates do – so that kind of turned me off.
However, the writing was good – a little long winded in some parts but overall it kept my interest as I anxiously waited for the climax. The characters were interesting and I wanted to know more about them and their lives in their packs. I loved the fact that Andy was a multiple shifter and was a special breed. I also loved the mixture of vampires having control over the were-wolves and were-cats. The meat of the story was interesting as well with a sick perverted were-hyena doing the torturing of the prisoners captured and a clan of were-cats being controlled by a vampire.
I thought the author did a great job giving the main character Andy a rocky past of being forced into a relationship with a former were-wolf, raped, and tormented to the point of never trusting anyone again – I did love the fact that she kicked butt and murdered the idiot.
However I cannot stress enough being as the normal goes for any paranormal were is that once you find your true mate, nothing can stand in the way of the match but evidently in this case Andy was able to resist. The chemistry between Andy and Wick was portrayed well with sexy and hot situations but was aggravating because it never came to fruition – Heat Level 2 Flames due to kissing and foreplay with each other.
Overall, I would definitely read the next book in the series just to see where the author takes the series with this governmental supernatural agency and the relationship between Andy and Wick. Of course as an avid reader I know new authors always get better with each book. Hopefully she will give the readers a HEA in her next book.
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First let me say that I love stories about Knights and Castle’s especially when there are ghost involved. This was a very long...moreIntriguing Ghost Story!
First let me say that I love stories about Knights and Castle’s especially when there are ghost involved. This was a very long winded but interesting story.
I enjoyed meeting Mariah the human artist that had the special ability to capture not only all the details around her but see beyond and connect with ghostly figures. I really enjoyed meeting the Ghost of Sir Cailen Braithnoch and his group of Knights. Their cursed past kept me intrigued throughout the whole story as Cailen and Mariah figure out the mystery behind their deaths and why they were bound only to certain areas. The whole mystery behind how they died and how other ghostly female figures co-existed with each other without either of them knowing it just totally fascinated me. It was also interesting how other passing spirits/ghost that did not go towards the light would stop in at the castle and they’d have parties throughout the night and end right before dawn.
I love the old cliché` of how a spirit/ghost will not move on until a wrong is made right or they seek some kind of forgiveness from their loved ones. Add some sorcery and Wiccan witchcraft to the story and the story becomes spell bounding. The added spells and curses from the evil hag and ancestors added to the visionary scenes making me feel as if I was literally there witnessing the whole thing and apart of the ritual itself – it actually gave me chills.
The sweet love connection between Mariah and Cailen built up slowly – I give this one star for heat level for there is only kissing throughout the whole book. The chemistry between all the characters was well built, the Knight’s bantering between each other was very humorous at times and I could clearly feel their dedication towards each other.
Overall I did enjoy this historical ghost story. It was a little long but the happy ever after of Sir Cailen curse being lifted and becoming mortal again, which in returned allowed him to be with Mariah and live in her world made the story so worth it. The ending totally brought a smile to my face.
I look forward to reading more of this author’s work. Great Ghost Story!
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Yes Majesty is one Independent Lucky Girl alright, not because she is a lottery winner but because she seems to have luck on...moreFun and Enthusiastic Read!
Yes Majesty is one Independent Lucky Girl alright, not because she is a lottery winner but because she seems to have luck on her side once again as more psychological drama unfolds her way. Settling in into her new ranch and preparing for her best friend to come in, she finds herself enjoying her son and his friends visit at Lone Wolf Ranch – well up until her son and his friends are out rock climbing and witness an Eagle being shot out of the air.
This was such a fun visionary read with the excitement of searching for the culprit that would shoot down an Eagle which happens to lead Majesty to the discovery of a shot law enforcement officer out on her mountain. To add to the mystery, the organizer of the Animal Refuge seems to be oddly and conveniently on location in hopes to get a big donation from Majesty to help fund their refuge. Maj’s suspicious mind definitely keeps her ahead of her game.
Solving a mystery is one thing but keeping her emotions in check with her personal life is a challenge when it comes to her new love Daniel and is ex-wife. Wow, talking about some Drama, Daniel’s ex-wife will do anything to get back into Daniel’s life just to get to his money and I have to say I admire Majesty for calling her out and confronting Daniel with her scheme.
The characters made this such an enthusiastic read for me because it was so neat to get to know them and their personalities and how well they worked together as a close net group just to run the ranch. I enjoyed meeting her best friend and her newly arrived half-brother.
In the first book I thought the romance between Daniel and Majesty was exciting and couldn't wait to see their relationship grow. I think I was just a little disappointed because Majesty and Daniel are just dating like their relationship is at a standstill. I think I was hoping Daniel would Wisk her off her feet and make her his and move in with him or something. I mean I was looking for a true love believable connection where Majesty couldn't live without Daniel but instead they both still live in their own ranches next door to each other.
Actually, Daniel’s cousin and the Sheriff’s romance won me over and I was hoping Daniel and Majesty would have followed suit – well maybe in the next story (Keeping fingers crossed). LOL
Captivating Mystery & One of the Sweetest Romances Ever!
Wow! From page one till the end - this story totally captivated me. The writing is excelle...moreCaptivating Mystery & One of the Sweetest Romances Ever!
Wow! From page one till the end - this story totally captivated me. The writing is excellent and smooth that I had this read within a half a day. The scenes were so beautiful and visionary that I could imagine myself there in person. I literally could not put this book down.
The characters are realistically plausible to the point that I connected with the main character Majesty (Maj) as if it was my own story I was reading. These amazing characters had their own humorous styles and their flirtation amongst each other continued to entertain my romantic mind and touched my heart and soul to the point I found myself smiling throughout the whole book.
I could hardly wait for the climax of the story and the HEA I was hoping for and was so tickled and in awe with how it ended. Mushy I know but it was so sweet. I promise you will fall in love with Daniel (swoon) – perfect man for an independent woman who knows who she is and what she wants in life.
The mysterious drama kept me glued to the pages as Maj’s smart wits figures out the deceit behind Jake Scott’s nefarious scheme that has fooled his neighbors and social group for years. If you love a strong female character you will love Maj – she is smart and beautiful but down to earth. She is physically strong as well and knows her way around the outdoors and knows how to shoot a gun – expert mark in fact and knows how to read a map and take care of herself. (I freakn’ loved her)
The excitement with Maj being shot at, a murder of one of the ranch hands, a capture of Maj and her escape from an old mine, Her feeling of disappointment in the man she was falling in love with, a feeling of relief and forgiveness when she sees the man she loves is ok, and a feeling of accomplishment all combined in to one had me reeling with excitement and holding my breath till the drama ended.
I highly recommend this Mystery/Suspense Romance to all readers because even as I sit here writing this review my mind is constantly replaying each exciting scene and noting how I could feel every emotion the main character Maj felt dealing and coping with the intense situations she found herself in. When I read a story like this I know this is a story I just have to tell everyone about. T.J. Lee you have gained a new fan and I totally look forward to reading more of your works.
What a perfect story that was heartwarming and guaranteed to capture your heart. From beginning to end the story c...morePerfect Story to Capture your Heart!
What a perfect story that was heartwarming and guaranteed to capture your heart. From beginning to end the story completely captivated my heart and soul. The writing is smooth and addicting and before I knew it I found myself immersed into a wagon train journey I could have stayed on forever.
The characters are beautiful showing compassion and strength as they grew to become a team of one to help each other along their journey. The author does an excellent job capturing the elements of the season, along with the exciting encounters with the dangerous savage Indians, drought of water through the rough dusty terrain, diseases from the river’s / creek’s waters and the sickness and death from drinking it.
Their survival techniques and their positive attitudes in reaching their goals was 75% of what got them through their long journey – the other 25% was listening to their Captain instead of the one odd ball loud mouth drunk in the group. By listening, their learning experiences kept them alive for the long haul especially when it came to crossing some of the rivers.
I loved Callie and Seth. Callie is an amazing woman that I identified with immediately. Her independent ways and determination to conquer all made this story such a fun read. She could ride a horse, shoot a gun, cook the best cookies and bread, and she liked wearing men’s clothing. I absolutely loved her. Seth on the other hand is such a dream. I mean what a man, what man, what a mighty fine man – LOL Seth is not only handsome but the author depicted his leadership skills with a firm but kind demeanor. The way he treated and talked to the group showed his respect for life and the men, women, and children in his train. Seth and Callie’s romance was a sweet buildup and even had me tear up in the end as I felt each of the character’s emotions wrap around my own heart.
This was just such a perfect read. Sigh, sniff – sniff but Smiling and feeling gleeful as I hug the book thinking about the heart melting happy ever after.
I’m a new fan of this author as well and I look forward to reading more of her awesome works. I highly recommend this beautiful western sweet romance to all readers.
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Lori King does it again with her amazing creativity and storytelling in this sexy fun read. Whitney Gray is humorous and sexy around and...moreSexy Fun Read!
Lori King does it again with her amazing creativity and storytelling in this sexy fun read. Whitney Gray is humorous and sexy around and instead of denying her fated mates she tackles them head on. Whitney is not shy and she literally jumps Cadence and Mateo’s bones immediately – LOL The ménage erotic scenes definitely sizzle off the page (5 Flames).
Cadence and Mateo are cousins and when they come to the Gray Pack to settle their Alpha battle for their own pack – The Diego Pack, they never envisioned that they both would meet their mate. Let me tell you the flames are steaming immediately right in front of everyone. I loved both of them but I think I liked Mateo better than Cadence.
The story kept me captivated with the drama of the battle between the Diego Pack and all the back stabbers and wicked evilness of three of their pack members. Warning there is a scene where one of their pack members rapes one of the Gray pack members. The action of the battle of the Alpha and the guilty parties in their own pack is bitter sweet in its own way.
The best part about the pack is that the example of Good outweighing the evilness in a justified way and regardless of the blood flowing in your veins, it doesn't make the person bad regardless of their family members heritage or past – what makes the person a good person is their actions that lead to a brighter future.
This was such a wonderful story and I loved the chemistry between all the characters. Their wolf world is fascinating and makes me want to live as free and honorable as they are. I highly recommend this whole series to all Paranormal Romance readers who love erotic steamy scenes in their stories.
Awesome Awesome Awesome Read! The drama continues from Book 3’s cliff hanger that introduces us to Katie Jo – aka KJ.
KJ is a young beautiful wolf who has lived with her parents on the run and in hiding most of her life and in her mind’s outlook, the only thing or say dream she ever thinks of is venturing out on her own and living her own life without being told or controlled by anyone.
However fate turns the tables on her quest after finding her brothers Rafe and Ryley in the Gray Pack revealing the truth about their parents and begging for their packs help due to her mother being ill and the continued attacks from a vicious power hungry wolf by the name of Nicholas Kaplan who’s only goal was out to capture/kill them all.
The story grabs you immediately with the drama of planning and emotional hesitancy from Ryley believing KJ to begin with. To add fuel to the flame, KJ’s attitude and demeanor thoughts are only to get the quest to Quiver Creek pack over with so she can get on with her life. Ha Ha, not so fast because the Gray Wolf Pack has a new human member “Thomas” the doctor (Tina’s Brother) added to their pack to not only help with treating their pack but to join their quest in rescuing KJ’s parents along with the Quiver Creek Pack.
Well let’s just say that the attraction between KJ and Thomas is electrifying as KJ fights her wolf’s lusty urge to claim her mate. But the unexpected happens on their journey when they stop to take a break and they both get kidnapped and rescued from the Kaplan Rogues by another fated mate named Bryson in the same day. The story continues to intensify the build up of excitement and confusing emotion that one of the enemies is KJ’s destined Wolf mate as well, not to mention that Thomas is still new to the wolf world traditions and adapting to their shock of fate for the trio leaves the reader in for one fun dramatic ride.
Thomas and Bryson are HOT HOT HOT!!! Thomas the doc was serious and gentle with the sexiest voice and Bryson could of passed for a player with his outspoken sexy playful teasing but he was considerate and just as thoughtful and accepting as Thomas was. However, I loved the twist in action with Thomas when he turned out to have a sexual wild side to him with the spanking – his dominance really came out when he finally turned to his wolf. Loved them both!
All I can say is that this is one fantastic story that was full of mystery and suspense all the way to the end. The chemistry between the characters is mind boggling but I have to say I loved Katie Jo the best out of all the females from the previous books I’ve read in the series so far because the whole story wasn’t based on her denying or fighting her destined mates, no I loved it because of how quickly she did embrace them. Their erotic scenes were awesome with her being a virgin and being introduced to ménage for the first time all the way around. (5 Flames)
Also another wonderful thing about this read is that the past characters from the previous books continue to show up and be apart of the series and the readers get to learn more about them and their daily lives.
The ending was perfect and I thought it was the best HEA ever. The action, drama, suspense, and humorous adventure kept me glued to the pages as the author’s visionary words filled my heart with laughter and my soul with contentment. This is one addicting series.
Hands down, out of the three books I have read in this series so far - this has got to be a favorite. My h...moreCaptivating & Intriguingly Spellbinding!
Hands down, out of the three books I have read in this series so far - this has got to be a favorite. My heart and praise goes out to Shandi Martin (Human) for her survival of cervical cancer. She is the perfect hero to look up too when it comes to beating cancer. Her story is captivating as she emotionally deals with life and living with the consequences from her chemotherapy and radiation treatments to beat the cancer.
With a broken heart in her past from dealing with a dick of a fiancée who left her because she couldn’t bare any children due to her cancer Shandi shows amazing strength, courage, and positive attitude towards life and guarding her heart from any future she may face.
However, meeting two firefighter hunks who claim to be her true mates has her head a spinning and their emotional attachments to each other make all thoughts and guarded walls clasping down to allow her to fall in love and enjoy the life the sexy Viking Wolf’s Rafe and Ryley shower her with.
I loved Rafe and Ryley and their past baggage of being abandon by their parents to the Gray pack just melted my heart. They are fierce as wolf’s but gentle and tender with Shandi. I think I liked Rafe the best, he seemed to be more level headed and knew immediately what he wanted out of life. Ryley on the other hand kind of fought the shock of finding his mate but the more time he spent with Shandi the clearer it became for him how he couldn’t live without her.
Warning however, their erotic ménage interludes are steaming hot – 5 Flames – get ready to cross your legs and curl your toes as your rose buds pucker up for your own climax or better yet get the cold shower ready – LOL Their endearment words will have you creaming in your pants as well – LOL Their humorous bantering between each other and with the other members in the pack will have you rolling with laughter as well. For example Shandi call’s fishing gear Doohickey’s – LMAO!
This was such a wonderful story and I have to say I think the author’s writing just continues to improve with awesome creativity. I literally couldn’t put this book down and could visually see this drama unfolding in our own world. I even tear up at the end when Shandi’s mom showed up at the end for her special day.
I loved the secondary characters and think it is so cool how the other characters from the previous books (Devin, Damon, Caroline, Liam & Tina, Whitney, Tawny, the Diego Pack, and Tina’s brother Thomas continue on in each book adding to the drama and happy ever after build up and a bigger climax to end the series. I think the most intriguing character is Delaky – the Gray pack’s Shaman/adviser. I’d love to know more about her beginnings and how she became the wise woman she is along with the magical foresight she yields.
I loved the HEA ending along with the suspenseful ending that involves Rafe and Ryley’s sister Katie Jo. I highly recommend this Gray Pack Series to all paranormal romance lovers. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Sometimes the past hurts keep us from moving on with our lives until Fate blindsides us with True Love or some other kind of...moreEmotional and Cute Story!
Sometimes the past hurts keep us from moving on with our lives until Fate blindsides us with True Love or some other kind of tragedy that wakes us up to see the light of a bright future and that is what reader's get and experience through the smooth visionary beautiful words of story telling with this awesome Author Lori King.
Liam and Tina's story is emotional captivating story with lots of roller coaster drama and hot steamy wolfish sex.
Sure the wolf Liam is one sexy fellow and Tina is the perfect woman physically and with attitude, but what makes this an amazing story is the emotional chemistry the characters find themselves in when they try to protect their hearts and deny facing their destinies.
Liam and Tina are both scorned with their past losses but learning to let go and trusting Fate is a journey that kept me glued to the pages. The erotic scenes are definitely hot (4 stars).
I did get furstrated at one point with Tina because I think she put up the most resistance in denying Liam's claim that she was his mate. But it was all good when the wolf bond finally took affect and she realized she couldn't be without Liam. Tina actually became more enjoyable after she was bitten.
The bantering between the secondary characters was very humorous and it was so neat to see the character's from the first book continue on with happy bliss.
I'm glad I found this series and I recommend this erotic paranormal romance to all readers who love to howl for steamy romance.