Evangeline Black. Corbin Blue. Yes, Black and Blue. Corbin is part of the Otherworld Assassins team and he’s kind of the playboy. The card they use w...more
Evangeline Black. Corbin Blue. Yes, Black and Blue. Corbin is part of the Otherworld Assassins team and he’s kind of the playboy. The card they use when seducing a girl to get ahead in the mission is required. Evangeline is Michael’s daughter. She grew up thinking her father didn’t love her as much as the men he rescued from terrible pasts and made part of his team. She’s been determined ever since to prove her worth as part of the organization until tragedy strikes too close to home.
I’m always a sucker for stories about forbidden love and this is no different. Corbin owes Michael everything. He took him in when he would’ve had no hopes for a future. Gave him a purpose and a life. And the one rule is that none of the guys are to get close to his daughter. Not in that way. But Corbin’s never been able to stop his attraction to her.
The explosion and attack on the assassins that we already saw in LAST KISS GOODNIGHT is a game changer. It brings Evie back in the game and Corbin impossibly close to her. And in that close proximity sparks are bound to fly.
Parts of the story in BLACK AND BLUE happen at the same time as book one in the series, and fill in some gaps in the storyline. It was interesting to see more of the dynamics between the guys in Michael’s team.
And then there’s Corbin and Evie. These two have incredible chemistry. The sexual tension is sky high, their banter is witty and when they finally come together? Explosive! I loved reading about them and seeing them work together, because yeah, they make an awesome team as well.
There are things they both have to get over and I liked that they didn’t throw caution to the wind. Evie knows part of Corbin’s job description is that he may have to sleep with women involved in a case. Corbin knows the man he respects most in life warned him away from his daughter. Their intentions have to be clear and serious before they take that final step.
I have to say that as much as I love a good bad boy, with blonde hair, pretty eyes and oh yeah, other than being a sexy assassin he’s also a sports celebrity (that’s his cover) totally yummylicious! But I also have to mention how much I liked Evie. She’s the type of kick ass chick I love to read about, tough but vulnerable. Prickly on the outside, but mush on the inside. LOVE IT!
But enough about them! The storyline in this book is even more engaging than the first one. Corbin is trying to find his teammates after the explosion, trying to stop whoever is trying to kill them all. Trying to find the missing Michael.
If you are not reading Gena Showalter and you love paranormal romance, then you are missing out! She can rock a story like no other.
How do you like your heroes? Tall, muscled, strong, tortured, tattooed, oh-so-sexy, with golden eyes and . . .dimples! Is that close? Well then, meet Hector Dean. I mean, just take a look at the cover. He is edible!! And to make the cover justice, the man you will meet in the book is a fantasy come to life!
This book backtracks in the storyline to when Noelle and Ava go into the AIR agent training. And really, how can they be expected to concentrate on training when you have Dallas and Hector as your instructors? The connection is instant between Hector and Noelle but there are so many layers to their relationship that need to be peeled back from there. And it’s a lot of fun to see it happen.
Hectors past was very hard, and his present is a major thing to deal with. Although he is human, his arms heat up and can burn through even metal when he gets aroused, angry, or any strong emotion. Great in a fight, not so great around a girl. But he is intense!!! Hot in more ways than one!! I wouldn’t mind going up in flames with him. . . At all. . . He’s worth it!
And then there’s Noelle. She is my favorite heroine in this series. She can be funny, snarky, a bit spoiled. But she hides behind a mask and inside there’s a girl who has never been good enough for anyone, not her family, not her boyfriends. The only constant in her life is her friendship with Ava. Their loyalty to each other is amazing! But now she is getting married. I loved seeing their friendly interactions, her sadness at losing her friend or so she thought. They are hilarious together, they get each other in all their quirkiness.
But Hector sees through Noelle’s act as well. He knows there’s more to her than she lets on. And when Noelle really starts pushing the boundaries of their relationship, well I just love how he gives in to his desires and passions 100% and as much as he can. Even though he fights going further.
We revisit the alien trafficking storyline in this book instead of the Schon queen. She was completely absent here and I just wonder what happened with her. We do get somewhat of an answer to Dallas vision but there is still an open question about it at the end. I think I just heard Dallas saying he is ready to have his book written. And since I’m on the Dallas subject. . . He is so cute, trying to put his "best moves" on Noelle. It was hysterical. I gotta admit I’m jealous though!! I want to be Dallas' pretzel!
And just as we had best friends forever Ava and Noelle, we also see a small glimpse of my favorite bromance: Devyn and Dallas. I’m soooo on Brides side when Devyn mentioned that she wanted them to kiss like Noelle and Ava had done. *purrrrr*
Pretty much the whole cast shows up in this book. We also see Jaxon and Mia as well as McKell obviously. Together, AIR solves a case of missing girls aaaaaaannnnmnnd in the process a blast from the past character reappears! No, can’t tell you who it is. You’ll have to read to find out. But I’m sure this will play a big role in future books.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up this book, or if you haven’t yet, start this series!! You know you want to see Hector burn holes in brick walls, burn through gloves and burn down a house!!!!
Favorite Quotes: Speaking of funny looks. "Did you see the way that Hector guy eyed me up and down, as if I belonged in a scientific studies magazine for newly discovered fungus?" "Yeah, but did you see his muscles?" "How could I miss them? His I've-tasted-human-heart-and-liked-it black T-shirt was strained to the point of lunacy." "Vocab lesson time. You mean lewdness. As in, indecent."
"Graduate Camp Hellhole - check," Noelle muttered. "Hired by AIR - check. Complete my first mission successfully - check. Kick Hector's ass at a foot race - check. Lose my best friend - check, check, fucking check, and scribble and crumble the notepad and slam it into the trash."
The T-shirt was a gift from Ava and read Good Girls Need Spankings Too.
"Hey!" Dallas frowned at him. "When I tell you something's a secret, and you tell me that secret is locked in the vault, you aren't supposed to blab about it." Devyn blew him a kiss. "How was I supposed to know Hector would have the key to my vault."(less)
This story is part of the Immortals After Dark series. And it is now officially my favorite couple so far!! Murdoch was so...moreUntouchable by Kresley Cole
This story is part of the Immortals After Dark series. And it is now officially my favorite couple so far!! Murdoch was so sweet! And Dani is just kick ass! I love the whole ice idea, and how they creatively get around their limitations to be together. Icicles anyone? That's all I have to say.
I loved when Murdoch takes her to his home in almost freezing temperatures, he takes care of her. And we get the bits that tie in what we saw through others eyes in other books. The presents he was getting for her. Their story broke my heart and at the same time they were perfect for each other.
Tempt Me Eternally by Gena Showalter
I actually read this story AFTER Seduce the Darkness. I know that's how it was published but in my opinion, it would've been much better to read that book AFTER this story.
Anyway... on to the story...Aleaha and Breean are HOT! He's a rakan, which I'm coming to realize it's a race of aliens I seem to like! She's a shapeshifter posing as an AIR agent. I am enjoying this series more and more and I really can't wait to read the next book! This is a completely different take on aliens, don't let that stop you from reading it.(less)
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! What can I say! I love Devyn's character. He's sexy, he's sweet, he's funny, he's hot,...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! What can I say! I love Devyn's character. He's sexy, he's sweet, he's funny, he's hot, he's self-centered, and he thinks he's God's gift to women... And I've been waiting for his book since he showed up in this series in book 2.
I really enjoyed this story, so far my favorite in the series, but they get better with each book. I definetely recommend the Alien Huntress series to everyone. The alien angle is done perfectly, and it's a great and different take on paranormal romance.
Devyn is actually paired with "Bride", a vampire living on the surface, who doesn't know any other vampires, and has much to learn about her own culture and world. She's actually pretty likeable and kick ass. She's had to basically survive on her own, with only one friend, her shapeshifter friend, Aleaha.
Bride has been having problems feeding, or keeping blood down. In her search for Aleaha she finds Devyn. And for the love of everything that's holy he cannot understand why she doesn't fall at his feet drooling and wanting him. But the attraction is there from the first moment.
Devyn will come to teach her many things about her race, as well as risking his own life to take her underground to find out who she really is.
I loved the part where Bride goes into McKell's room and Devyn ends up following her and having sex, all the while Devyn knowing that McKell can hear them! Mean... so mean! LOL
I also thought it was soooo cute the friendship and bond that has developed between Devyn and Dallas. They are BFFs!! And Devyn is loyal to his BFFs!
"I'm very good at math. Example: Devyn plus Bride minus clothes plus a hard, flat surface multiplied by roaming hands equals greatest pleasure ever. When shall we begin?"
This is a must read! And I can't wait to read more about the vampire world in the next book. Also, I can't wait to read Dallas's book, it all sounded VERY interesting in this one, and he's been one of my favorite characters from the beginning.(less)
The 3rd book in the Alien Huntress series, but its actually the first one written with a third person POV. I enjoyed this aspect of the book. I can sa...moreThe 3rd book in the Alien Huntress series, but its actually the first one written with a third person POV. I enjoyed this aspect of the book. I can say I would've love to see Lucius thoughts in the previous book. So job well done with this one!
We meet Mishka, who is sort of an assassin. She's really not human, not completely. She was created in a lab and has parts that are robot. I loved the voice in her head that was a bit of a computer processor. 5% chance of this, 90% chance of success at that. She's never lived the life of a human and she craves the emotions, touch and experiences.
Jaxon is a human AIR agent. He gets kidnapped by aliens while investigating the comung to earth of a new race of aliens who are transmitting a virus to mostly women. Mishka is sent in undercover to free him and then as a double agent to get info on the investigation out of him in any way needed.
But Mishka turns out to be everything Jaxon has waited for. His angel. And Mushka gives herself the chance to feel with him.
They sort of investigate the virus together. We get cameos from Mia, Kyrin, Devyn, and Dallas. Dallas is dealing with turning a bit alien because of Kyrins blood.
In the end it was an enjoyable addition to the series even though its not my favorite one yet.(less)
I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did, specially after the first book in the series was ok to me, but I loved this one. Where can I...moreI was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did, specially after the first book in the series was ok to me, but I loved this one. Where can I start, the characters were amazing. Eden Back is an otherworlder that has been raised on Earth. Her skin, eyes and hair are gold. And she's an assassin of otherworlder criminals. She is then partnered against her will with Lucius, a human very hot alpha male to kill her target EenLi, an otherworlder who is kidnapping human women (mostly) and auctioning them off as slaves to be taken to other planets. And on a side note, I liked Targon also in the end.
The actual story was very well put together, with lots of twists an turns, which I won't mention because I don't want to give anything away. As with the other book, we learn about different kinds of otherworlders, we get a lot of action, in a secret-agent kind of way, but I actually liked that this was not a member of AIR but an independent assassin mission, less bureaucracy.
And lets not forget that there's also romance in this book! Eden and Lucius chemistry was just explosive! *fans self* Just one word for it, HOT!(less)
Ladies, it's official! I am now a huge fan of the Alien Huntress series and I can actually say I like it better than Lords of the Underworld. *cue gasps*
I love the novelty of this paranormal world. There's aliens, of all types, and some sort of an alien invasion that the AIR agents are dealing with, by a particular alien species called Schon. They are sex aliens, basically succubi/incubi that need sex to survive, but when they have sex they infect the person with some sort of flesh eating, mortal disease. AIR has been fighting them since book 3, and now that the Schon Queen has finally arrived they have to stop her at any cost.
The usual suspects are here, mainly Mia from book 1, who has a bit more of a role in this investigation, Dallas, one of my crushes, the human who has alien abilities after drinking some of Kyrin's blood, Bride and Devyn, ohhhh Devyn, can I keep him? Like, maybe... tied to my bed and at my total mercy? Sorry got distracted. Where was I?
I was not familiar with the heroine, Ava, human, but apparently she's an AIR trainee, along with her best friend Noelle, human, Jaxon's cousin. These two are a riot! I love their friendship and their banter and I can't wait for Noelle's book next. The hero however, we met briefly in book 4. Gorgeous, tough, and brooding vampire Victor McKell. He has now been kicked out of the underworld where vampires live, and has to learn how to live topside. Except he wasn't expecting to mate Ava, a human of all people!
While figuring out a way to seduce her and keep her, McKell helps AIR in the investigation and hopefully aprehension of the Schon Queen. And he manages to turn a dog into a vampire. Yep, I've seen it all, a vampire-dog.
And let me go back to Dallas. Ahhh yes. Dallas has some sort of a connection to the Schon Queen, apart from his desire for her, which he can't seem to control. But will he be able to resist her? And will he be able to stop the events he forsees in his vision, which might ruin his friendship with Hector? Hector... sexy, tattoed, "special-hands/magic-fist" AIR agent, who has a crush on Noelle.
The only thing missing... I could've definitively used some more "sexy time" between Ava and McKell. Even though they had a lot of smoking hot almost moments, I can't give this book the hotness award!
If you haven't read the Alien Huntress series, START NOW! You don't know what you're missing. Even after a "rough-start" with book 1, these books DO get better as the series goes along. They're sexy, full of humor, with enough action and intrigue to keep you on your toes, a great supporting cast, drool-worthy heroes, VERY likeable heroines, and a fun take on aliens. READ THEM NOW!
"He came to me, so I don't have to wash a goddamn thing," she called, knowing Noelle was long gone. "Still talking," McKell shouted from the bedroom. "Still annoying me," she shouted back. - McKell and Ava
"So you weren't wanting the aid of another man?" "No." She could barely handle McKell. "Then I won't spank you." McKell... spanking her... Someone get this man a paddle. - McKell and Ava
"Your franctic call dragged me out of bed, and I'm thirsty. So. . . Dallas. Beer? Blink once if the answer's yes." - Hector
"One day, Dear John, you're going to wake up, and your penis is going to be resting on the pillow next to you. Not that you'd notice its absence, small as it is." - Noelle
"Be a good boy and fetch me another drink." "Darling, I can't. You know how jealous you get when every woman in the room watches my ass as I walk away from you. So, really, by refusing to help you, I'm doing you a favor." - Devyn and Bride