Well, "read" sorta- it was a dnf. Despite the fae and magic and vamps, not enough umpf to hold my interest, but the 3-way love story might be enough fWell, "read" sorta- it was a dnf. Despite the fae and magic and vamps, not enough umpf to hold my interest, but the 3-way love story might be enough for someone else. (I like hot alpha were's the best! :P)
I may read the third brother's story when it comes out because he intrigues me, but then again- I may not. Meh.
Even though I do like her Halle Pumas series- surprise surprise, it's a shifter series!- I have a difficult time calling to mind the plots of each of the books or even the characters. They just dont hang with you like a steller series does. (I promise I will one day get around to reviewing them when I get the chance to go back and refresh my memory- because I did read all of them!) ...more
Mediocre paranormal romance but erotic, so gals who love their sex fairly graphic might dig it. This series is all about the fae and magic and Dare ToMediocre paranormal romance but erotic, so gals who love their sex fairly graphic might dig it. This series is all about the fae and magic and Dare To Believe wasnt bad, it just didnt have the chemistry between the h/h to make it interesting enough for me. The next book in the series is a menage, but it's the hero's kid brother's story I'm more interested in....more
Kit, a member of a secretive race, has guarded the True Blood mediator and his clan for quite some time (Regina in the Sun), keeping a pact set up betKit, a member of a secretive race, has guarded the True Blood mediator and his clan for quite some time (Regina in the Sun), keeping a pact set up between his race and theirs’ for a thousand years. With peace being made between the Unborn and Truebloods (Vampires and Weres to you and me), others are thinking that they- warriors all- will go soft. Not Kit, he’ knows his time is short, for he has been called home to fulfill one last duty. Only his Angel, a woman he meets in his dreams, keeps him sane.
Little does he know that his Angel is very real and she’s making her way to him because if there’s one thing that’s certain, its that if he fulfills his duty he will die, and that’s the last thing she will allow. Can she reach him and warn him of his pending death before a madman takes Kit from her for good?
Much of this tale is filled with story telling- info dumping on the Kit’s race- and the big bad you can spot coming a mile away even tho everyone swears he’s long dead and gone. But, for some dumb reason, I like this book and I like this series. (The mystery of who Jesse really is kept me reading more than anything.)
I find the series often convoluted and immature- Twilight Guardian really felt that way because for me it played out like an author putting herself in the middle of the world she created but without the subtlety of a more seasoned author. (Jesse the heroine lives in the muggle world (:P) but she knows the Trueblood/Unborn world exists and knows everything about each character because of her shared dreams with Kit.) It felt wrong, like breaking the third wall in cinema and tv, yet somehow... I ended up enjoying the story. Go figure.
This series is what I call pnromantica (paranormal romance erotica) and that’s one thing I find difficult to resist. :P ...more
Dragon Bound begins with a gal on the run. Forced into stealing an object from an all powerful dragon shifter, Pia Giavanni is sure of one thing- herDragon Bound begins with a gal on the run. Forced into stealing an object from an all powerful dragon shifter, Pia Giavanni is sure of one thing- her looming death. Dragos, ancient dragon shifter and top of the food chain, has never, ever, had anything he claims as his own taken from him- until recently. Now he’s determined to catch up to the thief and make her pay- perhaps even with her life.
But when he catches the thief's scent on the wind, priorities shift and within the space of seconds, Dragos goes from hunter to protector.
What a fun new paranormal romance book. Dragon Bound has been pimped quite a bit around here and, naturally, we all get a little skeptical when we see that- because c’mon, we all have different tastes and opinions, how can it be that one book is universally liked? Well this is one of them. (Ok, mabe universally might be a bit of stretch- but you get the idea.)
I was a bit disappointed that the book ended so quickly with a rapid resolution that had me looking up and saying "it's over already?!", but I’ll forgive the author that this time since it is a first in a series - and I suspect a first novel for the author. (At least it read like that anyway.)
The hero is uber alpha- all, mine mine MINE!- but I happen to like that in my romance novel, (only if it tracks with the hero's personality), so where it might be a detraction for some, it certainly wasn’t for me. I loved these two together and tho Pia tended to be a little weepy- I forgave her much because she ended up being a fascinating creature (especially in the mystical realm) AND her reactions felt rather genuine. (I think I'd burst into tears a time or two if I had to go thru what she did.) Still, she held her ground when needed and that's why I fell for her.Plus Dragos the dragon was definitely tamed by Pia the... well, I'm not gonna tell you that! You'll have to read for yourself!
Much to my great joy I did enjoy this book and am looking forward to more! ...more
Summer and Cullen met at the end of Royce's first Westervelt Wolves story Her Wolf. Even though pack enforcer Cullen knew immediately Summer was his mSummer and Cullen met at the end of Royce's first Westervelt Wolves story Her Wolf. Even though pack enforcer Cullen knew immediately Summer was his mate, he agreed to stay back until she gained a few more yrs. Now 3 yrs later, in the time of her greatest need, he's ready to stake his claim.
Forced to painfully shift when her sister mated the Westervelt Wolf pack Alpha, Summer has denied her wolf ever since. But when the old pack Alpha, Kendrick Kane, releases all his forces to kill her family and snatch her for his own nefarious means, Summer learns that she can no longer function denying who she is- a powerful clairvoyant wolf shifter.
Denying her mate is no longer an option either-especially when a vision reveals his immanent death.
I liked this one alot, probably more than the first one though its by no means a full length novel (usually a detractor for me) and a bridge to the big showdown I see coming between the pack and their nutter of a former alpha. (The ending resolves the h/h's story, but not the overall!)
Still, the author has a way to go before her writing is considered "best seller" material, imo. She's well on her way though!...more
I started off excited about this one because I love a good best friends becoming more story and I trulyI found Wolf Next Door to be thoroughly… meh.
I started off excited about this one because I love a good best friends becoming more story and I truly liked the first two entries in this series. Unfortunately the heroine’s stubborn determination to believe the worst of the hero- (she says more than once, "I dont plan to make this easy for you" and she didn't for the reader either)- creates the most overused plot device to contrive conflict in a romance novel out there right now- “the big misunderstanding”.
Tie that with the hero’s inability to tell said heroine the truth about his part in“the big misunderstanding” and then have him manipulate her rather than TELLING HER THE TRUTH thereby making an even bigger misunderstanding, in addition to throwing in a rogue werewolf out to get the heroine for his own eeeevil purpose- well, needless to say it got old very fast and simply got on more nerves.
I threw in the towel about halfway through right about when she asks him what he keeps in his pocket- because apparently it's hard and always poking her and she just cant imagine what it possible could be! (C'mon, srsly??)
The first two werent bad, this one? eh, not so much.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt Prisca blond? What up wid da cover? ::shrug::
The tale in which Ben, the youngest Westfield brother highs himself off to Scotland to find a witch to cure what ails him.
Ben Westfield has a problem-The tale in which Ben, the youngest Westfield brother highs himself off to Scotland to find a witch to cure what ails him.
Ben Westfield has a problem- he's a werewolf shifter who cant shift. On the advice of an elder, he goes in search of a witch, a healer who can supposedly set him right. But instead of the witch he finds her daughter, an enchanting redhead who fires his passions as well as his curiosity almost immediately.
Elspeth Campbell is intrigued by the gentleman who appears to take her to a friend's ball. Charming and handsome she cant resist the chance to dance with him, even though she despises balls, and not the least of which- she cant afford the distraction, for she means to find her father before he finds her and fulfills the prophecy her best friend has just given her...the one that will supposedly destroy the coven of friends that has come to mean the world to her.
But little does she know that it's not her father that will fulfill the prophecy, but the man in who's arms she's dancing that very night.
Shifter paranormal historical romances are pretty much an easy A when it comes to me, therefore I like this series despite the author's relative immaturity in the craft. (At least it reads like a new author anyway.) Still, I so loved Ben and Ellie together and the heat they generated with their bizarre connection. I hear the next one in the series is better than this entry. All I can say is, if it is, I'm gonna really dig it because Tall, Dark and Wolfish wasnt bad, not bad at all!...more
Lux lost a lover to his carelessness at the end of the first book (Regina in the Sun), nowLux in the shadows:
Or "Lux Meets His Mates" as I call it...
Lux lost a lover to his carelessness at the end of the first book (Regina in the Sun), now he's met his mates- both of them- and he's afraid to let go and love them. One, a male werewolf, has been chasing him since he met the sexy pierced vamp healer- the other his destiny, the ethereal Sylvain (sister to his sister-in-law). Only passion will bring them together and only Lux's fear and Sylvain's secrets will keep them apart. It will take the stubborn will of an arrogant werewolf to break down the walls in time to bring Sylvain into the power she's called to wield, but will it be before a power hungry wolf takes her from this world, once and for all?
I'm really diggin this erotic paranormal romance series. I dont usually go for the whole m/m thing but throwing in the girl somehow works for me ::eyebrows dancing::.
A one dimensional hero, a heroine who could do just about anything- including take care of herself, thank you very much- anThis one was so not for me.
A one dimensional hero, a heroine who could do just about anything- including take care of herself, thank you very much- and a villain who wasn't all that bad to begin with, and you get a thoroughly blah paranormal romance.
Despite the author attempting to hook us with immediate graphic sex, usually not a problem for me, I totally couldn't get into this book and found myself skimming through most of it.
I simply could not grasp why the H/h would ever be together and therein lay the crux of my problem with the book- well much of my problem anyway. This outer layer of distaste is coated with the hero's star-shaped coronal appendage and it's instant orgasmic inducing fluid. (Hey, I like catlike appendages as much as the next paranomral lovin' gal, but this? Too much, too ... icky.)
Combine all that with a nonsensical plot, and you get a forgettable paranormal romance. ...more
Mica’s been infatuated with Navarro Blaine since the night he kissed her during a time of great upheaval at the Wolf Breed compound Haven- but she canMica’s been infatuated with Navarro Blaine since the night he kissed her during a time of great upheaval at the Wolf Breed compound Haven- but she cant let herself have him, for instinctively she knows he’d break her heart. Navarro’s been just as focused on the sexy little best friend of spooky Coyote/Wolf breed Cassie, but the tell-tale mating heat that usually precipitates such focus is missing- not surprising as Navarro’s wolf is recessed. Still, when she finds herself the target of a kidnapping he’s the first one to her rescue. Now circumstances has thrust them together and he means to have her- mating or no.
Only Mica cant let that happen- because if she lets herself fall in love, he will destroy her faster than any crazy madman determined to use her as leverage against the Breeds.
I felt the premise of her attempted kidnapping forced at best, and the return of the exact same bad guy as the last couple novels- one we thought was well out of the way- seriously taxed my patience. ( I mean c’mon, if you’re taking the time to write another story, then at least try and crank out another baddie for crying out loud- is that too much to ask?? Not only is it lazy- its insulting to the reader. ‘nuff said.) And though its true this entry in Lora Leigh’s Breed series is once again glaringly mal-edited,(indeed an entire scene is obviously missing), I cant help but give it a good grade.
I was engaged from the very beginning and couldn’t put it down. (DAMMIT!) Once again Leigh manages to crank out a tale much like the others- and yet grip my emotions and keep me turning the pages. I wanted so bad to slam the book down for the above mentioned reasons- and I didn’t even touch on it’s inconsistencies which head me scratchin my head throughout the entire book- but I couldn’t because the intensity of Navarro and Mica’s relationship wouldn’t let me do it.
So a grudging 4 out of 5. I really liked it. Seriously- if they’d corrected the editing issues it would have been almost a fiver! ...more
Assigned to bring in the daughter of a scientist who once worked for the dreaded Council that created a new race of genetically enhanced cross breeds,Assigned to bring in the daughter of a scientist who once worked for the dreaded Council that created a new race of genetically enhanced cross breeds, Styx knows almost immediately that Storme Montague is his woman, even if the the telltale mating signs are mysteriously regressed for them. So when he gains the opportunity to charm and seduce he does so with little effort, ensnaring the elusive woman thought to secretly hold information vital to both the evil Council and The Breeds.
Storm cant believe she fell for the sexy wolf breed's act, nor does she know who to trust anymore. After witnessing her brother's bloody death before her very eyes by a cruel Coyote Breed, she's reluctant to trust the Council board who created the monsters who killed her family, let alone the Breeds themselves. But something about the safety she feels when with the charming Styx is softening her.
Will she be able to let down her guard long enough to trust again before the wrong person gets to her and the information she's hiding?
Don't shout me down for preachin' good- but I liked this one! I know, I know, LL's quality of work- always in need of improvement- has been particularly subpar lately, but Styx's Storm I can genuinely say was an enjoyable read for me! (Heck I started and finished it in one sitting because I couldnt put it down!)
Sure the heroine hung on to her hatred and mistrust for a LONG while, but- BUT, I gotta say- as forgiving as I tend to be- if I saw my own much beloved brother's throat ripped out in front of me, It would take a long LONG time for me to get passed it myself. Nope, she didnt bother me. And I certainly loved Styx, because, well who wouldn't love a guy who knows your his and doesnt. give. up no matter how impossible a relationship seems?
Im telling ya, the three friends who compromise this series are brutal- in mouth and deed. But somehow I like them! I think its the genuine affectionIm telling ya, the three friends who compromise this series are brutal- in mouth and deed. But somehow I like them! I think its the genuine affection and fierceness of their loyalty and love.
The hero of Here Kitty, Kitty is a tiger shapeshifter and I laughed out loud a couple times in this one. Sexy heroes all around.
Very quirky little series but one I rec if you can handle ballsy, at times crass, rough women....more
No stranger to the supernatural world, Ava Markham is prejudice against it none the less… until one fateful night when she gets attacked by a vampire.No stranger to the supernatural world, Ava Markham is prejudice against it none the less… until one fateful night when she gets attacked by a vampire.
Chancing upon Ava who had been left for dead, Vladimir "Dima" Rurikovich finishes the job of bringing her to the other side- and falls for the strong, ice queen who melts his heart like none before her.
Dima, sent from the old world to control and apprehend a rogue Vampiress, soon discovers that said Vamp is the one responsible for the attack on Ava thus making his woman the only one to help him complete his mission. After just finding her, the last thing Dima wants to do is send her into the fire, but Ava's as determined as ever to help him out and when Ava sets her mind to something she gets the job done.
I liked most of Warren’s Fixed series, (The name of the ebook series before it was sent to print publishing and changed to "The Others"), however, I have one major issue with her heroines. The more she attempts to make them appear strong and independent, the more I dislike them. Coming off as plain old bitchy, they srsly get on my nerves and Ava is the epitome of this type of Warren’s heroines. She SO got on my nerves I couldn’t empathize with her one iota, even when she revealed the underlying pain behind her bitchy facade.
So yeah, 1 out of 5 from me. MAYBE I would have liked the story if it had been any other character, but who knows? Unfortunately the story and and otherwise sexy and kind hero were far overridden by my loathing of the heroine....more
Saw this one rec'd somewhere and since I can't resist a shifter story, ordered it after reading the sample. I'm not sure WHY I ordered it, because thiSaw this one rec'd somewhere and since I can't resist a shifter story, ordered it after reading the sample. I'm not sure WHY I ordered it, because this is SO m/m paranormal romantica and I usually don't get the m/m thing. (Although there's been a few exceptions!)
But I read it I did, and, though I think it truly isn't bad- it just wasn't for me.
Markus is the alpha of the werewolf pack, but he's got a huge secret- he's drawn to women AND men- mostly men. Seen as a weakness, this is a big no-no in the werewolf realm and since the shifter he took the throne from wants it back- weakness is one thing he can't afford showing. But one bloody night, in a fit of full moon fever, he turns a man and woman he happens upon and changes both his and their worlds forever.
A showdown's coming for Markus, not only between him and his arch nemesis, but also between he and the person destiny has chosen as his mate.
Okay, this one is a darker shifter tale- told in 1st person from multiple perspectives I thought it was well crafted, although bogged down at times from too much inner monologuing. However, I didn't enjoy the unabashed cruelty seen in Vaughn's natural born werewolf world either- although such animalistic cruelty is admittedly far closer to reality... if such a thing could ever be called realistic. True, with the introduction of the human turned shifter, she attempts to soften their world- it just felt wrong somehow.
In the end, the thing that ruined the story for me was the M/M pairing. It ruined it for me because I can't help but thinking that if I could have invested my emotions in the pairing than maybe I could have accepted her world. Unfortunately, it's just too difficult for me to empathize with M/M in romance- what can I say, I'm a woman.
What made it worse? The only connection between the H/H was the blood connection and the lust for each others' body. I saw no real love though Vaughn tried to show it with soft looks (which never works for me coming from a man) and heated sex and lots of telling us how much they love each other. In fact, at times I questioned whether the story was written by a man it was that lacking in romance!
IF I could have considered this erotica, I might of bought it- because I don't expect romance in erotica. BUT there's too much of a story to consider this true erotica.
In the end 2 out of 5 for me- I think someone who likes M/M may have better luck with this one. ...more
not bad but not great. far too short and a little too brutal for my tastes. I liked the backstory for the h/h- that they were former lovers separatednot bad but not great. far too short and a little too brutal for my tastes. I liked the backstory for the h/h- that they were former lovers separated because the heroine sacrificed love for duty, but their misunderstanding continuing after the hero risks life and limb to rescue her was childish and made the heroine TSTL, imo. Also the mad, baddie out to destroy the shifters whilst coldly dissecting them for science plotline is starting to feel cliche.
So a tepid 2.5 out of 5 from me. It was Ok....more
Mixbreed, District Attorney Erin Jerome was on the fast track- despite the fact she’d gone to great pains to hide her true nature. With on3.5 out of 5
Mixbreed, District Attorney Erin Jerome was on the fast track- despite the fact she’d gone to great pains to hide her true nature. With one fell swoop, her career and secret shifter status is threatened and one rock hard, sexy were-tiger was the biggest threat to both- as well as her heart.
But something in her past- something she sacrificed everything to keep in her past- was once again rearing its ugly head. Now her life is on the line as well.
Fairly predictable- ok very predictable- but not bad pnr fill-in till the next IAD comes out… :P ...more
I was excited to read this book as Dane's other books have had some really great reviews and this one being a werewolf paranormal seemed like a naturaI was excited to read this book as Dane's other books have had some really great reviews and this one being a werewolf paranormal seemed like a natural fit.
Unfortunately I couldn't get into it. First- I thought this book was the first in a series- it's not. Lots of references to previous plots and I believe the main plot, outside these two coming together, was already established in the previous novels.
Second- Lots of D/s- though nothing overly extreme, which generally is okay with me, what I didn't buy was the fact that the hero was supposed to be more- or equally- alpha to the heroine who's job is a pack "enforcer" or protector. He was not. I know alpha and it wasn't him.
The gist of the story is that Tegan meets Ben soon after she decides its time to get out in the dating scene after mourning the loss of her mate for 4 yrs. The meet in a D/s club and instantly form a connection. Outside the club Ben works with Tegan's brothers as a human cop consulting with the local werewolf pack.
They quickly discover there is more than just a simple attraction- that they are indeed destined to be mates. The stress of just getting to know each other, compounded by a mating that will link them forever and the fact that their work worlds are colliding almost tears them apart. But they manage it.
I can't tell you what happened with the mafiosa/type head of a werewolf pack who is making his move to consolidate the packs under his leadership and frankly I could care less.
I felt no real connection to Tegan and Ben much less any connection they were supposed to have to each other outside the bedroom and the mating link.
Surprisingly good story! Ya never know what to expect with these types of books- too many times, high sexual heat means sacrificing depth but this oneSurprisingly good story! Ya never know what to expect with these types of books- too many times, high sexual heat means sacrificing depth but this one does a fine job of weaving the two.
Starting the Westervelt Wolves Book series, Her Wolf introduces us to a pack of shape shifting wolves living on an island off Maine. The Pack has yet to recover from the devastating betrayal perpetrated by their Alpha thirty years ago but the introduction of a young lady to a captured wolf is about to change all that.
Convinced she's losing it, Ashlee can hardly believe the voice that tells her to release the wolf penned in the local zoo she's been volunteering at all summer. But a terrifying dream portending the wolf's death convinces her to do just that!
When three men show up out of nowhere trying to kill her and the wolf, all her crazy thought prove to be true, for this is no ordinary wolf.
Tristan "Trip" Kane has been trapped in wolf form ever since someone betrayed him to the machinations of his psycho father. Little did he know that the terrible circumstances he's found himself in would lead him to none other than his mate and that she would be the one to rescue him.
Soon they find that not only is Ashlee tied to Tristan and his pack in ways they never realized- but also the key to healing them all.
Although short, I recommend Her wolf to all lovers of shifter romance. It's got magic, mating heat, and perfectly evil baddies out to rule the world with genetic manipulation ala Lora Leigh's Breeds as well as an intricate spin on the mystical realm of a wolf pack to please just about anyone into Paranormal romance. Again, don't come to this with a smex book mentality- there's actually a story to tell- but do come to it to be entertained! I sure was....more
Okay I fully admit it, I bought this one because of the cover (it's hot!), and not knowing too much about it other than I knew it was in the ParanormaOkay I fully admit it, I bought this one because of the cover (it's hot!), and not knowing too much about it other than I knew it was in the Paranormal romance/erotica line, which are my favorite romances right now.
The premise of the book is three stories all loosely tied together. So in that way it's sort of like an antho by the same author. Only it's not- because the stories occur consecutively, or close to it time wise and in most anthos, they are completely different worlds and settings. And, these stories sort of build on each other, though there are different characters and happily ever afters!
The first story, In Heat, you'd think would be my favorite. It's about two feline shifters mated, but grown apart emotionally and physically. A year ago they lost their son to a genetic disease and neither has recovered from it. Problem? Mahlia, the female snow tiger shifter, is coming into heat and only Varad, her mate, can satisfy the urges.
This one is as real as fantasy reading gets emotionally, people really do suffer through losses with misunderstandings and miscommunications. But being fantasy, something has to kick in to bring them to an HEA and the heat is an interesting way of doing it.
Like I said this was my least favorite story of the three. I think it was because it was the shortest and I couldn't see things being tied up so neatly so fast but the format had more to do with that than the story telling I suppose.
Still I'm giving this one a 3 out of 5 because it almost made me give up on the book.
Then I came to In Smoke. This one TOTALLY surprised me. The Heroine of the story, Katryn, we met inIn Heat. She is a dragon shifter raised on the feline planet. When she is called back to her home planet, it is the last place she wants to go because she's being called back to fulfill an arranged marriage.
And worse, she will be only one of many, for the dragon shifters have something called "harims".
Due to the dragonshifter's secret societal ways, and she being raised on a vastly different planet cultural wise, Katryn has no idea that she is not betrothed to just one man, but two. Point of fact, a harim is not a covey of women waiting around to give pleasure to one man, but a bond mating that usually involves three partners and no more.
This story opens with the two males anxiously awaiting Katryn's arrival, and to them having one last time of togetherness with just the two. Tarkesh and Nadir love each other- often- but Tarkesh, the sensitive one, is worried about the third member about to be added to the mix. What if she upsets the balance and Nadir loves her more than him? Nadir, an alpha male who is ready to accept the girl out of duty alone, has no doubt of his love for Tark, so, to reassure his skittish mate, he sends Tark on ahead to meet Katryn.
When Tarkesh sets eyes on Katryn, of course, all fears are eased, because there is in instant attraction between the two. Satisfied with Katryn, Tark knows she is the right one to complete his and Nadir's bond.
When he discovers Katryn's thinks she's only mating Nadir, things move too quickly for Tarkesh to explain exactly what a Harim is. All too soon, they find themselves back at the city preparing for marriage.
During the preparations, Katryn is told she is in fact mating two men, not just one... and she's furious Tarkesh never told her!
But when Nadir takes it upon himself to assuage her fears, sparks fly- along with their clothes! Of course, she's attracted to him too, he's the opposite side of Tark- who wouldn't be attracted to both men? And when the three of them finally get together- hooo boy, it is scorching!
Still, Katryn is not happy with the way things are run on her home planet politically, and the boys, knowing she is unhappy, make an offer to leave the planet as ambassadors which take us neatly to the next story.
Usually I have difficulties with m/m or menage erotic stories. I was surprised to find one in this book because I had no idea it was in it! Imagine my bigger surprise, when it actually worked for me.
Trying to put my finger on why it worked- I think it's because it made sense to me.
The men were two halves of one coin and they're characters and lust for each other believable enough for me. (Especially Nadir- deliciously alpha! Tarkesh was more feminine I suppose but not so much I felt his reactions were more female.)
Plus, given the fantasy setting in Carnal Desires, I was able to suspend belief. In other menage stories I've tried, I couldn't get past the ridiculous reason for the threesome hooking up. If I'm not buying the reason the characters are into each other, the sex just makes me wince and feels like porn.
Somehow this author managed to do it right. Again it must be the fantasy setting and set up, because it certainly was a sexy read! :D
4.5 out of 5 from me!
In Mist is all about Merpeople. Here's another fantasy setting that hasn't always worked for me in the past, but managed to work just fine in this book!
Sera, a human earthling crash landed in the future, and Bretton, a merman/shifter and ambassador for his home planet Aquatilis, can't keep their hands off each other ... when they're alone. But, much to Sera's frustration, Bretton is a cold fish when out in public. You see Sera is an oddity in Aquatilis, and there is nothing the people of that planet look down upon more than oddities.
But she's loved the handsome, sexy, Bretton since she first laid eyes on him and whenever she's around him, she feels an intense sexual hunger for only him.
Bretton feels it too and despite his better judgment takes her to his bed over and over.
Until Sera walks away.
Unable to handle the emotional roller coaster anymore, Sera makes the decision to leave with the other ambassadors visiting Aquatilis and leave Bretton behind.
Will he finally stand up and fight for her or will he follow along with what society demands of him? You'll have to read to find out!
This one worked for me too. Fraught with sexual tension, the character development the author manages to develop in In Mist is something I rarely find in a short story format.
Plus the world building is awesome too, considering. (Actually, I can say that in all the stories.)
I think the fact that these stories are set in the same universe, helps in that regard. The author is able to use the world building she placed in the other stories without having to go into alot of detail in each one. (And In Mist needed the backstory more than the other two because it is Aquatilis's society that is keeping them apart rather than internal situations, like the other two!)
I love star crossed lover stories and this one is no exception.
It also gets a 4.5 from me.
So there you have it. Full of surprises, this book is a fun, sweaty, read! I'm looking forward to more from this author! ...more
Pretty good pnr/erotica- it's explicit so if you like paranormal romance (weres, witches, shifters and vamps galore) mixed with erotica you can't go wPretty good pnr/erotica- it's explicit so if you like paranormal romance (weres, witches, shifters and vamps galore) mixed with erotica you can't go wrong here. It's not very long so it misses being a good read right off the bat. It also didn't have anything new going for it plotwise, with a big bad out destroy the peace between supernatural creatures, whilst snagging the heroine for himself. But then, you kind of expect that with these kinds of reads. Still, the hero and heroine are good together- as well as being uber hot! Looks like she's setting up a menage for the next one with the brother of the hero form this one- so yeah, I'm in! :P...more
This is Logan's story- the beta to Graham's Alpha from Fur Factor. Again with the bitchy heroine? I love a strong heroine, but being strong does not mThis is Logan's story- the beta to Graham's Alpha from Fur Factor. Again with the bitchy heroine? I love a strong heroine, but being strong does not mean you have to be a bitch, already! UGH! ... it srsly doesn't work for me when Warren does this. And again, it's too short to really tell the full story that Logan deserved,....more
Has issues with the heroine in this one too. I've found when Warren tries to make a heroine appear strong- the character comes off more like a crankyHas issues with the heroine in this one too. I've found when Warren tries to make a heroine appear strong- the character comes off more like a cranky B. But I liked the hero and the whole "who's trying to open the door to the other side" plot....more