I just loved Ian and Toni’s story! I thought it was one of those Christmas-themed short stories and was pleasantly surprised to see that isn’t the cas...moreI just loved Ian and Toni’s story! I thought it was one of those Christmas-themed short stories and was pleasantly surprised to see that isn’t the case. Ian finally grew up to look like a man instead of a boy and he’s looking for true love…in a lady Vamp. This hope was thought of in a logical sense, Ian good man that he is, doesn’t want to lie about his true self. He’s really adorable and since I’m a fan of Scottish Highlanders it was easy to love his character. He went to Horny Devils to find his mate but it’s really not the place for that. He confided to Vanda and though her intentions were good, it didn’t turn out as planned. Toni has suffered a lot of rejections and I admire her 4 morning affirmations. From the start, it was obvious she and Ian would suit because he flirted naturally with her. They rile each other up and it was amusing. I also liked Carlos and knew somehow he’s not just another neighbor. I think the gay acting is just a front. I think Sabrina and Teddy would have something in the future. I like the developments here, especially the slow addition of shapeshifters in the series, and that they’re working for the Vamps. In the previous book, Phil shifted a large wolf and saved Heather by stalling Louie. Ms Sparks writes fluently and she really does captivate me with her stories. The characters are an eclectic mix, from past to present, and her Vamps have a dose of pop culture. I’m glad there are many more stories in this series to devour. (less)
Another great story I didn’t expect to like! Jean-Luc is a jaded French vampire who wants to exile himself for 25 years in the most unlikely place – T...moreAnother great story I didn’t expect to like! Jean-Luc is a jaded French vampire who wants to exile himself for 25 years in the most unlikely place – Texas. It’s fun to read a vampire story in a rural setting, like in Charlaine Harris’s “Stookie Stackhouse” novels, but the two series are incomparable. Ms Sparks gives us a plus-size heroine, which Jean-Luc found refreshing. He’s tired of skinny models that are really shallow. I like Heather’s strong will and Jean-Luc was kind to her irritating ex-husband considering the things he said. Some people are just normally deranged and unreasonable. Heather is also perceptive so her suspicions are spot on. Her daughter is adorable too. I enjoyed the small town setting, there are the usual characters, Coach is equally annoying by the way, and her friend Sasha was really full of herself it’s no wonder she was easily manipulated. We have a new addition of a supernatural being who’s not exactly a new character. Jean-Luc really knows how to put on the charm and his skills in seduction. I enjoyed their moments together. Looking forward to Ian’s story, it really got me excited.(less)
This is the first book I've read from this author and I loved it! The unusual love story tugged at my heart and pulled me in.
It kept me up late at ni...moreThis is the first book I've read from this author and I loved it! The unusual love story tugged at my heart and pulled me in.
It kept me up late at night and I found myself excited to turn the pages to see what would become of Alicia and Gavin. I really liked Alicia cause of her strong personality, she's the perfect mate for an Alpha. Gavin has been scarred, literally, and per the descriptions, some women couldn't stand to look at him.
The whole plot line was refreshing. I love flawed characters cause even though they're not 100% human, they're close to humanity. There's also mystery in the story about a series of murders, and about what happened to Gavin's face. The suspense was excellently written as well.
I relished the riveting story and soaked up the quality erotica, it's been awhile since I read something as good as this. Both of the hero and heroine are passionate creatures and they're meant to be together. There's a side story about Hanna's love life, like a prologue to another great story and I'm excited to read it!(less)
The author put a lot of warning with regards to the content of this story and if you're looking for something arousing and highly sensual with a paran...moreThe author put a lot of warning with regards to the content of this story and if you're looking for something arousing and highly sensual with a paranormal touch, this is it!
I'm a fan of shifter novels cause I can't resist a sexy alpha. Given that it's a short story, I knew what to expect when it comes to the pace, characters, and erotic couplings.
I obviously enjoyed it cause I wanted to know how Lanie would acknowledge what she's really feeling. Lucien is aggressive because that's the Alpha's nature and he does things the only way he knows how. He gets to the point. I liked that they did "couple" things together and Lucien was sweet and caring. I didn't even mind the time frame when they fell in love. I believe in instances of knowing your one true love by instinct.
The scenes between them were really hot and Ms Persaud really built up the tension between them. Their intimate times together were both passionate and primal. I liked Lanie cause she's kickass. There was a slight misunderstanding between them when it came to Lucien's intentions but that would be resolved through the direct way.
I'm looking forward to reading the next! This is a good start of a series.(less)
This book is the most thrilling, and I like the new addition of characters. I feel that this series would run for a long time. Ms Callahan amps up the...moreThis book is the most thrilling, and I like the new addition of characters. I feel that this series would run for a long time. Ms Callahan amps up the suspense with the sly plot and it caused palpitations.
I always forget to mention this in my reviews in the previous books: It's interesting that their location is in Seattle, west coast to BDB's east coast. Just saying, I can't help but compare the series to BDB since new characters are in the Archguard, an equivalent of high council. We also meet the other members of the Nightfuries, Gage and Haider. So that brings their total number to 9.
So Mac is a water dragon, it's fascinating and he's not bad for a fledgling. It must be the cop instincts and training 'cause he was able to handle the fights well without training. His transition was anything but normal and it's fortuitous that Tania was around when it happened. I'm glad for the reunion, it seems that the Black Diamond lair would have it's own pack of females.
Tania is a perfect example of the independent woman. She takes care of herself with retail therapy and loves her sister to a fault. Like attracts like and I like the dynamic of her friendship with Myst, their reunion was to be expected and I loved reading about girl friends catching up.
The high-energy female hunt is understandable, but a breeding program? The author sure knows how to write hate factor in the villains.
There's a lot going on in this story and the main focus shifts from Mac and Tania to the other machinations of Ivar and his experiments. He's an effective antagonist, difficult to defeat and cunning. Who would've thought he would feel remorse about the death of Lothair, I thought they were sociopaths.
Again, the events here opens up a lot of possibilities. I know the next story is between JJ and Wick and I'm curious to know how they would meet. JJ is obviously a high energy female since she's Tania's sister. I can't wait for the next!(less)
Ms Callahan really got me going with this second installment in the Dragonfury series.
After reading the first, I was hungry for more. The first one le...moreMs Callahan really got me going with this second installment in the Dragonfury series.
After reading the first, I was hungry for more. The first one left a chance for this one because Rikar already fed from Angela through the Meridian.
I really admire Angela because she's kickass, I'm a sucker for those kinds of heroines. The independent, no-nonsense types who know how to defend themselves with bare hands or weapons like knives and guns. That's what exactly what she did, though she suffered harshly under the hands of Lothair, Ivar's next-in-command. I hate those Razorbacks, which just goes to show how good the author built up the "hate the enemy" phase.
One couldn't help but compare this to Ms J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series. There may be similarities with the writing style, some concepts, but the war here is dragons VS dragons. Nightfuries against the Razorbacks (rogues) and they're fighting for their own causes. Doggen from BDB is Numbai here, the serving class. I also like that they're scattered all over the world, Forge from the Scottish pack is a breath of fresh air. I like that the author stuck to the spelling of how the Scots speak.
On to Rikar and Angela, one couldn't help but like them both 'cause they're really meant for each other. I applaud the author for making a lot of things happen in this second book, it opened up a lot of possibilities. Theirs is a brutal romance in a sense. Rikar's gift of weapons to Angela, and holding down the enemy for her to finish is quite significant. He didn't treat her as fragile, but believed in her strength, and gave her what she wanted without remorse.
The fight scenes were good too, the Nightfuries aren't really invincible 'cause they sustained injuries. They're half-human after all.
I'm currently reading Mac and Tania's story as I write this review and let me just say that the Rikar and Angela's story wasn't rushed, the time frame doesn't matter for bonded males. The author made it so they were matched well, Angela likes the cold and her favorite season is winter. On another note, I was glad for the reunion of the partners, they're pseudo-siblings (Mac and Angela).(less)
This is still the current group read for Erotic Enchants and I was intrigued. I started reading the description and found that I missed reading about...moreThis is still the current group read for Erotic Enchants and I was intrigued. I started reading the description and found that I missed reading about dragons, whether it's set in the current time or historical one.
One Goodreads friend mentioned her hesitation before reading this because per amazon reviews, it resembles Ms J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. I let the comment slip by so I went ahead and got this book.
As I read on, it resembled BDB more and more but the strange thing is...I didn't mind at all! I loved it! Maybe I miss those warriors, I don't understand it myself but I found myself warming up to this new breed. They work in packs; Bastian and co. are named Nightfuries, we're also introduced to one character in the Scottish pack, and they're not exactly friendly with each other. The writing style is parallel with that of Ms Ward's.
The villains (Razorbacks) are also interesting 'cause most of them are stupid, and their leader (Ivar) is a sociopath. The author spices things up a bit with an unsolved mystery the reader would soon figure out.
I'd like to point out some similarities between BDB and this series: terms like "male", "female of worth", warriors, where BDB has the "Old Language", theirs is simply "Dragonese". Half-dragons can't face the sun, they live in a twenty-three-thousand-hectare estate called Black Diamond. They have a butler named Daimler, and where BDB calls them "doggen" for servants, and he reminded me of Fritz because he loves to be of service and he's really amusing, resembling Legolas of LOTR because of his pointed ears. He also has a distinguished accent. If I remember it correctly, it's British. I'd like to stop here, else ruin the excitement.
What fascinates me most is how Ms Callahan created a parallel world with half-dragons in them, they even have archives and history and such. I like that this time the males suffer in their "needing period", or in their case when the Meridian aligns.
For the main story, there's really a conflict from the very start and the solution was quite simple. I understand about territorial males and the mating thing so I didn't mind the time frame (a week). It's one of those, when you know, you just know thingies. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in this series.(less)
I never expected to like this story because I didn't care much for Hayden and Isla, but they're too conflicted among themselves and towards each other...moreI never expected to like this story because I didn't care much for Hayden and Isla, but they're too conflicted among themselves and towards each other I can't resist but read on.
Hayden is living in angst for centuries and he hates droughs for what his family suffered. Isla is an unwilling drough, she's a victim in the grand scheme of things, being made to do evil things against her will, with both her sister and niece as Dierdre's leverage.
When Hayden and Isla first made love, it's not all sunshine and roses, they still resisted the attraction especially Hayden, which is understandable. Isla is stronger than she looks but it cut her deep. It took the pain of loss to really cherish what they have, and in this case the power of love triumphed over evil.
I like how Ms Grant writes evil characters, they're the ones we love to hate and her protagonists aren't perfect. It makes for an exciting read, with all the magic surrounding it all. The love scenes were hotter and more intense because of Hayden and Isla, with the latter's passion bottled for centuries only to be a unleashed by someone who hated her entire being.
I'm still cuious on how Deirdre would rise again.(less)
This was quite suspenseful, I kept on reading because I wanted to find out how they'll be able to get out of the mountain, and how the MacLeod brother...moreThis was quite suspenseful, I kept on reading because I wanted to find out how they'll be able to get out of the mountain, and how the MacLeod brothers' reunion would go about.
There's a lot of brutality and gore and I like how Ms Grant wrote them, there's no sugarcoating, violence is a bloody mess, and the evilness is pure.
I'm still wondering if Deirdre is alive, it seemed to easy to kill her when they banded together. Quinn was finally able to have William for himself and he made good use of the time for revenge.
I liked this mixture of historical and paranormal. I'm always fond of reading about Scots and I find it even more fascinated when magic is added to th...moreI liked this mixture of historical and paranormal. I'm always fond of reading about Scots and I find it even more fascinated when magic is added to the mix.
I won't make this review long, I just want to say this is my first Donna Grant novel and it won't be the last. (less)
I liked this 3rd installment in this series and I feel it's not the end. There's a foreshadowing story between Damien, the supposed new alpha in the S...moreI liked this 3rd installment in this series and I feel it's not the end. There's a foreshadowing story between Damien, the supposed new alpha in the Smytheson, Oregon pack, and Samantha Harper, the Chicago pack alpha's granddaughter.
The series gets better and better, with more exciting and suspenseful plots and unexpected happenings. Ms Charles's writing captivated me and kept my interest. I didn't even mind that this was quite clean.
For a free read, this was a treat! I wish I read "The Mating" sooner so my memory is fresh about the previous characters.
This novel has just the right...moreFor a free read, this was a treat! I wish I read "The Mating" sooner so my memory is fresh about the previous characters.
This novel has just the right amount of mystery, action, suspense, and of course hot sex in it, in equal measures. There wasn't a dragging moment, and I really liked Melody. I'm always a sucker for feisty heroines. Don't get me wrong, Ryne is hot too but I usually want to connect with the heroine, see myself in her shoes. I have a soft spot for journalists since that was my degree in college.
On to my review, I really liked the developments, and the humor isn't forced. The plot really had me hanging on to the next sentence and I immediately started reading "The Finding". Ms Charles really got me curious. She really painted a picture with words, I have a fondness for small towns since I grew up in the city and the folks are really warm, despite the cold place. I was a little sad that a character had to go, I thought there was a side story.
I'm not one to spoil, so all I could say is it's a very interesting read and I'm itching to continue the final installment in this series.(less)