I saw a lot of buzz on Goodreads about some other books by this author. My interest was piqued and when I discovered A Hidden Fire for free I knew it...moreI saw a lot of buzz on Goodreads about some other books by this author. My interest was piqued and when I discovered A Hidden Fire for free I knew it was a no brainer.
While paranormal and vampires are not generally my preference, I really enjoyed A Hidden Fire and now have all the books in the series.
I've got to see where this relationship between Gio and B is going.(less)
A sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everyth...moreA sexy little witch and the big bad werewolf she tantilizes and drive to distraction. Excellent love story and well worth the "awaited". Loved everything about Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night.(less)
I decided to read Angel Betrayed after I saw some excellent buzz about it on Twitter and Goodreads and I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal streak so I...moreI decided to read Angel Betrayed after I saw some excellent buzz about it on Twitter and Goodreads and I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal streak so I decided to give it a go next.
I always enjoy a contentious start to a relationship between the hero/heroine and then enjoy watching how the author works them through their issues to their HEA. Bad-ass fallen angel Sam has been around the block a time or two and it’s going to take more than the super sexy Seline whose half succubus/half angel to get the drop on him. He’s wise to her attempts to set him up for the kill but plays along with her because she is super sexy, he’s not really threatened by her and she intrigues the big guy.
It’s evident early on that Seline is a reluctant assassin and she’s just trying to escape out from under the thumb of evil Rogziel who raised her after her parents death when she was a child. And Rogziel wants Sam went to Hell literally and Seline is the weapon of choice. When Seline’s true intentions are revealed the whole dynamic changes between Sam and Seline who have to learn to trust each other, work together and literally out run the hellhounds as they try to avoid all the baddies out there who would like to see their time on earth extinguished.
There is lots of action, tense moments and some super sexy scenes. Those angels sure can heat up the sheets!
Looks like Sam’s brother, fallen angel Az’s story is up next. I’ll be sure to check it out. (less)
First off let me say that when I started reading the Fever series I glommed the 1st four books in the series in about two weeks. Yes I was la...more3.5 stars
First off let me say that when I started reading the Fever series I glommed the 1st four books in the series in about two weeks. Yes I was late to the KMM party but better late than never. I along with everyone else then waited on pins and needles for Shadowfever and was not disappointed...Barrons *sigh*.
I can’t say I loved Iced like I did the original series. But I knew I was definitely going to read it just in case Mac and Barrons made an appearance. Ok I was really just hoping for Barrons *sigh*. KMM was nice enough to give us a tiny, tiny morsel of his yumminess.
I had a few misgivings about Dani being only 14 and having much older “men” (uses term loosely) lusting after her. There is definitely something skivvy about all the sexual innuendo and sexual banter between her and Ryodan. I believe that Ryodan knows Dani is destined for greatness and he’s just biding his time with her...kind of like Barrons did with Mac.
There were many parts of Iced I enjoyed but also a few I skimmed through. I felt that Iced was a book that set the stage for the future books in the series.
I hope Dani “Mega” O’Malley ages a bit in the next book and of course I hope KMM includes a few more references to Barrons *sigh*. (less)
Glad I listened to all the good buzz about this book. I loved it! Humor, fun, a truly kick-ass "off with their heads and ask questions later" heroine...moreGlad I listened to all the good buzz about this book. I loved it! Humor, fun, a truly kick-ass "off with their heads and ask questions later" heroine and a loveable dragon. I'll be catching up on the rest of this series and the siblings. Good fun!(less)
I see your true colors shining through...I feel like this could be my first singing review.
This latest offering from Thea Harrison won’t take you long...moreI see your true colors shining through...I feel like this could be my first singing review.
This latest offering from Thea Harrison won’t take you long to devour and if you’re a fan of the Elder races, you’ve probably already finished it.
Gideon Riehl (love the name!) is a Wyr wolf...as opposed to a werewolf. He's big, bad-ass, blond and growly. He’s also a detective in the Wyr Division of Violent Crimes and he’s on the hunt for a ritualistic serial killer.
Alice Clark is also a Wyr whose ability is to blend in anywhere and hide in plain sight...commences singing again...Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon.
I really liked how Harrison set up the initial meeting between Gideon and Alice and the subsequent chase through the streets.
This wolf and chameleon make an instant connection but will need to keep their wits about them since the killer has his next target in his sights.
“Even if you don’t normally read books about spells and witches or elves, fairies and fae or heaven forbid dragons, Y...moreIn my best Dragos impersonation:
“Even if you don’t normally read books about spells and witches or elves, fairies and fae or heaven forbid dragons, YOU MUST READ DRAGON BOUND NOW...please!” Or as I like to refer to it: How Pia Trained her Dragon!
I’ll admit it. I caved to the Tweer pressure of my peeps and all the accolades Dragon Bound was receiving on Goodreads. I had high hopes for this book based on all the hype and I can say I was not disappointed and that’s coming from someone who is not a huge paranormal junkie. I gobbled up this book like a ravenous dragon dining on a human feast...or maybe like a dragon who used to eat humans eons ago before he gave up eating creatures who could talk.
Dragos Cuelebre. He’s big, he’s badass and he’s older than dirt as one of the Elder races. He’s a multi-millionaire businessman with thousands of people working for him, at his beck and call and who cower in his presence. In his human form he is formidable at almost seven feet tall and three hundred pounds of pure hard-bodied masculine muscle. And when he unleashes the beast - he’s as big as an eight-seater Cessna jet. And yes he will hunt you down and rend you limb from limb if you steal from him...even if it is just a penny...after all it’s the principle of the thing.
Dragos doesn’t forgive or forget - he exacts his revenge and he’s hot on the trail with a steely determination unlike any he has ever before experience in his time on earth of the little thief who stole from him.
Important lessons learned about dragons: They don’t like twizzlers or cherry Coke slurpees from 7-11 and whatever you do...Don’t piss off the dragon or you really will get burned - just ask those stanky, little goblins how it turned out for them - if you can find one still alive.
Pia “I’m not special I just look like Greta Garbo” Giovanni knew her days were numbered the day she had no choice but to steal from the most powerful man in New York City Dragos Cuelebre.
Pia’s a mystery. Even Pia doesn’t really know what Pia is or is capable of. All her life she’s heeded her mother’s dire warnings about keeping her abilities a secret and uses a dampening spell to conceal herself in human form. She’s one of the few people who has messed with the dragon and lived to tell the tale.
Dragos is amused and entertained by Pia. She gets all up in his face, pokes her finger in his chest, pushes his buttons, makes him laugh and feel things he has never before felt for another creature. But more importantly she’s the first person he has ever forgiven.
Dragos and Pia have a great, fun, flirty, feisty and playful relationship. I loved how she stood up to the big guy and told him repeatedly “You are not the boss of me!”
Dragon Bound is fast-pasted as Dragos and Pia’s relationship develops quickly over a few short days. They are in life threatening danger on more than one occasion as other dark forces are at work to kill the all mighty Dragos and capture Pia.
Did I mention how HAWT Dragons are? And I don’t mean in an I’mma gonna roar and spew fire kinda way. Dragos knew how to wield his long “reptilian tail” and put it to good use behind closed doors.
My only one little niggle? I wish Ms. Harrison had provided us with even a teeny tiny epilogue...say maybe a few or nine months down the road. Just a little glimpse into how Pia and Dragos where adjusting to their new circumstances. I hope we see more of them in the next or future books.
Next book in the series: Trick’s are for kids...oooops I mean Storm’s Heart.
Do yourself a favor and read this book NOW...please! (less)
Or Hoo as Elizabeth might exclaim. I LOVED Lothaire...err the book...not the man...but he was pretty darn entertai...more5 big blood-sucking delicious stars!
Or Hoo as Elizabeth might exclaim. I LOVED Lothaire...err the book...not the man...but he was pretty darn entertaining. I traced...err raced right through this book. I didn’t want to put it down; didn’t want to sleep and was even late for work as I tried to fit in a few minutes of reading in the morning (and that never happens!).
Lothaire: the Enemy of Old; the most feared and powerful Vampire in the universe; an arrogant, self-important, sarcastic in spades S.O.B. that ever lived. I preferred Elizabeth’s nickname for him Leo...how cute!
Elizabeth: a backwoods babe; a virginal, barefoot hillbilly from the Appalachian mountains. How was this mere mortal going to hold her own against such a strong and powerful Vamp?
How? How? How was Kresley Cole going to pull off this pairing? It was either going to be a match made in heaven or hell.
Well if anyone was up for the challenge, it was certainly Elizabeth Peirce. For Lothaire to lower himself to deal with this mortal, white trailer trash was unthinkable and despicable, but he needed the human vessel currently housing his Bride Saroya and he couldn’t harm her. The big guy was kinda caught between a rock and a hard place. Ellie took full advantage of her situation. Poking, prodding and challenging Lothaire at every turn to outwit, outlast and out think him in her ultimate game of Survivor because if Lothaire succeeded in his quest for the ring...her game would end permanently.
I laughed out loud many times during the reading of Lothaire. I smiled, I cursed Lothaire and his arrogance and cheered on Elizabeth as she used her wiles and cunning on the Vamp. I could have quoted funny lines from this book all day. Elizabeth took Lothaire’s snide remarks (mostly about her heritage) in stride, gave as good as she got and on more than one occasion caused the Enemy of Old to use his walls as a punching bag.
Add in the great supporting cast of Hag and cutie-patootie Thad and the Nucking Futs Nix and it all added up to a fantastic read. I especially loved the little heart-to-heart between Nix and Lothaire. Two sworn adversaries watching each other’s back...ahhhhhh perfection.
Whose book is next...so many choices. Isn’t it about time Nix got her HEA? Guess we’ll all just have to wait and see what Ms. Cole has in store for her Immortals After Dark.(less)
I discovered quite by accident that Karin Harlow is the alter ego of Karin Tabke. I will blame Twitter for turning me onto Ms. Harlow and after readin...moreI discovered quite by accident that Karin Harlow is the alter ego of Karin Tabke. I will blame Twitter for turning me onto Ms. Harlow and after reading Enemy Lover I am ever so grateful. I LOVED this book!
Even though I have 200 books in the TBR (or more...maybe...but who’s counting?) I downloaded this e-book immediately because it‘s just so darn easy and because in this age of instant gratification when I want something - I want it now!
I knew nothing about the plot of Enemy Lover...I simply bought it because it was written by a “Karin” whose work I had enjoyed in the past and that was reason enough for me.
Here’s just a little preview to wet your appetite *licks lips*:
“Come at me again I’m going to hurt you,” he growled low.
Collecting herself and her thoughts, Jax considered her current tactics. They weren’t working. She was strong. He was stronger. She eyed him covertly from beneath her long, dark lashes. Power radiated off him in waves. He reminded her of a big, sleek predatory panther.
Color me intrigued. My initial impression as I got into the story of Enemy Lover was that it reminded me a lot of a cross between the TV shows Nikita and Alias. Two shows that I really, really like so I knew this book was going to be right up my alley and I wasn’t wrong.
Enemy Lover has it all. Danger, suspense, covert military operatives involving two opposing groups, extremely hot sexual tension played out in a dangerous game of cat and mouse between the hero and heroine and what totally shocked me was when I updated by Goodreads status and I discovered this book was....paranormal...what??? I had no idea.
The whole premise of dedicated, hardworking, get-the-hell-out-of-my-way-cop Angela Giacomelli who in an act of retribution took matters into her own hands and changed the course of her life forever. It didn’t matter that the scum-sucking drug lord she’d murdered in cold blood had beaten and raped her and then permanently ended her ability to ever have children. Her co-workers deserted her, her boyfriend left her on her way into surgery and now cuffed she’s been reduced to one of the common criminals just weeks before she had been responsible for putting behind bars - now she's headed to the big house herself. But Angela never arrives at the prison and in a turn of events even this kick-ass chick has a hard time believing - Angela ceases to exist and in her place a highly trained, covert government agent Jax Cassidy is born.
Wow, wow, wow - this story pulled me right in and just kept getting more intense.
Marcus Cross is a complicated hero. He’s more than a cold-blooded killer for a covert group called The Solution. Marcus and L.O.S.T. operative Jax Cassidy are quite literally enemies and don‘t hold back their punches...or their biting. These two embark on a dangerous, sexy game of cat and mouse and their mutual attraction is off the charts despite their working situation. Both are more than willing to use every trick up their sleeve including using each other as a means to get to the end and both wouldn’t hesitate to kill each other if that's what the job required. Well at least in the beginning. Marcus definitely has the upper hand because he is not what he appears to be and when his “fang-tastic” talents come to light, it’s a game changer of immense proportions.
The next book in the L.O.S.T series Enemy Mine comes out later this year and I can’t wait. (less)