I felt a lot like reading a Stephanie Plum novel. The main character is a lot like Stephanie, the Wolf description felt a lot like Ranger at the beginI felt a lot like reading a Stephanie Plum novel. The main character is a lot like Stephanie, the Wolf description felt a lot like Ranger at the beginning, all dressed in black, dangerous. Then the whole thing about the cars just "showing up" and being pretty much like Rangers cars. Of course it was nice to see Diesel again (from the Plum Novella), but I'm not sure I'm ready to have a whole series with him as a main character! And Glo was funny (Lula anyone?). It was an entertaining read. ...more
I just finished this book and I have to say it was the funniest and cutest of the series so far, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars.
Lucerne is 600+ yeI just finished this book and I have to say it was the funniest and cutest of the series so far, which is why I'm giving it 5 stars.
Lucerne is 600+ years old, and a bit of a grumpy old man. He's become a paranormal romance writer by writing the stories of his sister Luciana meeting and marrying Greg and his brother Etienne meeting and marrying Rachel. They are promoted as paranormal vampire stories, go figure!
He now has a new editor, Kate C Leever. He's never met her, but she's been writing to him to try to get him to do a promotional book signing tour, interviews, anything to promote his books. If he ever replies to her letters it's always along these lines: "Dear Ms. Leever, No. Lucerne Argeneau, Toronto, Canada."
After repeated attempts, Kate decides to fly from NY to Toronto and try to convince him in person. Her job my depend on getting him to do something.
I could tell this was going to be a fun book from the beginning when he's in the kitchen thinking to prepare tea and then get Kate to leave his house, and while he's drinking from his bag of blood with the refrigerator opened, Kate comes in, the bag rips, blood flies everywhere, he bangs his head, and she thinks he hurt himself. LOL Along these lines we keep getting memorable funny moments like: "Katie is trying to free his codpiece from the tablecloth, not him from his codpiece." or "You don't plan to go out and buy condoms, do you? You're naked!" and then he calls the front desk "Condoms, I need condoms" and ... "They have sizes?".
We don't get to see as much of the Argeneau family as usual. But we do get a glimpse of Etienne and Rachel's wedding. And at the wedding, when Kate finds the men outside by the car, they let her think that they were out smoking a "debbie" (they're all over 300+ years old, they don't know slang) instead of drinking blood.
Lucerne agrees, thanks to his mom misleading him, to attend the Romantic Times conference. This turns into a fun ordeal for Lucerne and Kate. He has to get over his grumpiness, and she takes the fact that he's a vampire very well (probably thanks to the books).
By the end of the story the make the cutest couple, and I just had so much fun reading their story. It never ceased to be entertaining. There wasn't much drama, action, or danger. Actually there was even less than in previous books. Just one random attempt to stake him. So I would classify this more as a humor contemporary paranormal romance. If you're into that and want a break from reading serious books, you'll enjoy this one!...more
Mace Llewellyn, of the Llewellyn Pride, has had a crush on Desiree MacDermot, Bronx human girl, since they were teenagers and attended the same school. He was the geeky guy, she was the "ghetto" girl that sometimes didn't fit in with the rich crowd. But it's been so long since he's seen her, he's gone and become a NAVY SEAL, and now that he's retiring and has decided to settle back in New York, and open a "shifter security" business with his best friend Smitty, he has decided to find Dez and make her his. Even though that's not the way of the Pride. He was not expecting to find Dez had become a cop, and was investigating a shifter murder, and was now divorced.
Their relationship was not built up too much in the book, but you can tell they both have a history, and they both liked each other and were sort of reunited. Dez is hilarious at times, annoying at others, psychotic most of the time. However, she deals well with the whole supernatural world she's thrown into, and her chemistry with Mace was amazing. Maybe that has a lot to do with the fact that Mace was just really hot.
Again, Ms. Laurenston does a wonderful job at creating a good plot around their romance, with a hysterical group of characters... Can I just say how much I love Smitty and his southern drawl? She nails the personalities of the shifters, the cats, the wolves, it's hysterical.
There are also so many funny moments in this book, I loved how Dez's dogs were scared of him and would hide under the bed, the date at the Van Holtz restaurant, Dez dealing with Mace's sister.
This was not my favorite Laurenston story, but it's still, nonetheless, amazing.
"Do you mind if I ask you a question, darlin'?"
"Only if you stop calling me darlin'."
"Now, where I come from that's a term of endearment."
"Really? Well, where I come from motherfucker is a term of endearment. Want me to start calling you that?"
This story was GREAT! I LOVED IT! It continues where Christmas Pride left off, and Brendon Shaw had been injured. Ronnie-Lee Reed came to New York as part of the Smith Pack imports with Smitty. She's Smitty's sister best friend and the two of them have gotten in more trouble together than should be legal... well it wasn't legal in most of the countries they were in. Now she's assigned to babysit the recovering lion, but at the same time someone tries to kill him while at the hospital. Ronnie-Lee is then forced to hide him, and can only ask for her aunt's help.
Brendon is such a sweetheart, he's done his Pride job, and now he just wants that hot little wolf and he won't stop at anything to have her.
Now talk about hot, these two were smoking HOT together. Again we get some of the hottest paranormal erotica, with the best humor.
"Oh, look. The idiot of the jungle awakens."
One of my favorite parts was Brendon Shaw in lion form dancing in the neighbors front lawn and playing tug while Ronnie is trying to get him back home.
"You know what I do with gentlemen? I chew them up and spit them out and leave the remains for the hyenas."...more
Aisling is such a fun heroine. She reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum. She's kinda clueless at the beginning, gets sucked into a paranormal w4.5 Stars
Aisling is such a fun heroine. She reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum. She's kinda clueless at the beginning, gets sucked into a paranormal world she had no idea existed, and she had always been a part of.
I enjoyed the storyline a lot, it was very different. And for someone not used to reading books about dragons, I loved this one. It may have something to do with the extremely delicious green dragon Drake. He is sexy!
But, the book wouldn't be the same without Aisling's sidekick. A demon she summons, better known as Jim! I LOVE JIM! I want my own Jim, and I want a book of Jim quotes!
This book had me laughing out loud literally so many times people were giving me weird looks and probably thought I had mental issues.
Excellent start and I'll be reading the next book soon! Can't wait!...more
I am both highly disappointed and happy about this book. As far as storylines go, I was glad to see a little bit of a different feel to the chasing skips we get with every Plum book lately. And there are three people trying to kill Stephanie. The skips are crazy as usual, there's an old guy who thinks is a vampire and sleeps in a coffin at the funeral home, the sleezy guy who always seems to have a boner. The humor and inventiveness was back!
Stephanie is still just as clueless as to what to do. The bail bonds office was burned down previously so they are working out of Mooner's bus. Mooner! He was truly hilarious! I never get tired of reading his lines. And then Vinny, the slimeball, decides to advertise by making flyers with a picture of Lula and Stephanie, dressed provocatively, and of course digitally altering Stephanie's breasts. And if that's not embarrassing enough, the same picture is blown up and painted on the outside of the bus! Can't miss them now!
And Lula. I love Lula. She's always wearing crazy outfits, tasering people, and just plain getting in trouble when there shouldn't have been any!
Now onto my complains. I drool over Ranger as the next girl does. However, Stephanie just PISSED ME OFF. She is sorta dating Morelli. They agree to an "open" relationship. And then Stephanie thinks Morelli grandma puts a spell on her that makes her horny all the time, and the first thing she does.... JUMPS RANGERS BONES! Now... normally I would be all for jumping his bones, but not when she's dating Morelli, AND if that's not bad enough, the day after shagging Ranger she has sex with Morelli. And then she goes on a job with Ranger and wants to have sex with him again in his Porsche. What The Hell? When did Stephanie turned into a whore who doesn't care about anyone's feelings?
Morelli doesn't find out, but he's been on excellent behavior. And Ranger, why would he accept this behavior and just be content with getting Stephanie's scraps? They both deserve better than her at this point.
Then there's the Plum family. They are a train wreck, a circus, a comedy show! Stephanie's mom is trying to fix her up with some other guy who apparently went to school with her. He's turned out to be a bit of a loser, but her mom has given up hope on Morelli, so she's trying for another guy. Thank God Stephanie is not interested in bachelor #3. Her mom goes back to ironing.
I suspected who the killer was early on, so I was not surprised at all when we find out at the end. I was not expecting the motives. This guy was nutso!
I really wanted to see a resolution with Stephanie's love life in this book. I've come this far in the series, so I'll def read the next one, because at this point, I have to know what happens on principle. But I don't agree with the authors perspective of dragging out the love triangle until the last book of the series. Believe me, you wouldn't lose readers by letting Stephanie make a choice. You might gain back some you lost. We all still enjoy the humor in these books, we just want Stephanie to mature and stop acting the way she has been and not drag around two wonderful guys. If she has such a problem deciding, I'll take one off her hands *cough* Ranger *cough* ...more
If you like your paranormal romance with a good dose of intrigue but a heap of a lot of fun, then you HAVE tThis review was posted at Under The Covers
If you like your paranormal romance with a good dose of intrigue but a heap of a lot of fun, then you HAVE to read the dragon books by Katie MacAlister. I do want to point something out. This is book one of the Silver Dragons, however the first series you should read is Aisling Grey, then you can move on to the Silver Dragons. This will help you best enjoy the plot.
Now that being said I will spend a little bit of time on the main couple here. The Wyvern of the silver dragons, Gabriel, is a model looking, sexy and smooth as hell, dreadlocks wearing hunk of a man. He is also a healer. We first met him in the Aisling Grey series where he might've done something to not endear him to some of us. However it's now his turn to find a mate.
Of course, these wyverns can't find normal mates. There always have to be something special about them. May is a doppleganger, but she is also in the service of a Demon Lord as a, well, thief. Because she has the ability to shadow walk he assigns her the task of stealing for him an ancient dragon relic.
Gabriel and May make an amazing couple and I like them better than Drake and Aisling. They're so hot together they will burn down the house! Ummmm I meant that literally. Dragon fire can be quite dangerous, so proceed with caution. ;)
Silver dragons, black dragons, green dragons, demon lords, everyone seems to be after this artifact. While May is trying to follow her orders, and deal with her new mate, she might have to avoid capture by the supernatural authorities. And then we come to my favorite part of this book.
Let me introduce you to this little guy right here. His name is Jim! He's not really a dog, even though that's the form he prefers, he's a demon. He's bound to Aisling but he's oh so very present in this book as well. For this I am most grateful. This series wouldn't be the same without him!! This is the guy that will have you cracking up with his one-liners. You will love him!
Be warned there's a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this book, no HEA. Their HEA, as it was with Aisling, is over the course of their series. There are only 3 books in the silver dragons, so I won't have to wait much. ;)...more
I've been wanting to read this series for quite some time now, mainly because I looooooove Erin McCarthy's wThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I've been wanting to read this series for quite some time now, mainly because I looooooove Erin McCarthy's writing in her contemporary stuff and this one looks like fun. And it was fun. Just not exactly what I expected, maybe?
So we have Ethan Carrick who is the head of the vampire council and running for re-election. He's campaign manager recommended that he should get married and settle down in order to give a good image while running for re-election. And he finds the perfect candidate. Brittany Baldizzi is a dentist, she's sweet, giving, a good person. She is also an Impure, half vampire half human, although she's not aware of it. She should fit the bill perfectly. Except she doesn't stir any interest in Ethan.
After he controlled her mind to have her living with him (at his casino hotel at any rate) her sister Alexis comes in guns blazing to rescue her sister. And now that is exactly what Ethan was looking for. A woman with fire and passion that can challenge him. But she is not good for his image. While dealing with all this, they will also have to deal with assassination attempts on Ethan.
So now the storyline was cute, it's fun and light and humorous. Ethan is pretty sexy although I wouldn't drop any of my other harem hotties to fit him in. But Alexis got a bit on my nerves at times. Yes, sometimes there CAN be too much snark. The ending was a bit abrupt as well, all of a sudden all these things happened and then they were spending eternity together.
I am still very much intrigued to see what happens in the next book, although I can say that this series can't compare to Fast Track....more