I was soooo excited to get my paws on this book because, well the cover is to die for, and I was hoping for a glimpse of Dallas.
From the very beginning of the book I knew this would be a unique story. We have a heroine who is deaf, and a hero who is sort of a monster amongst his assassins and he kind of has a little devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. Almost literally. Then there’s the actual premise of the book being in a freak circus. Vika’s father is the owner of this circus and he collects aliens to keep in cages and show to mean spirited humans who come to see them. Solo is actually looking to free those aliens, but then ends up captured and caged himself.
I really liked Solo. Solomon Judah is a hero to die for. Big and strong and protective. I loved him from the very beginning. His lack of self esteem because he sees himself as a monster was endearing and gave him the vulnerability that drew me in. Vika on the other hand was a strong heroine, having gone through hell and back from early on.
Then there’s the bad guy of the story. Wow! One of the worst I’ve read in a while, he was just MEAN and I despised him the whole way. Just when I thought things were looking up, he would step on my hopes again. Great bad guy!
But as much as all these elements by themselves were amazing, the storyline didn’t blow me away. It was just ok for me. I found it a bit slow and going through ups and downs. I went from really liking it to falling flat to really liking it again. I think in part a lot of that was because it took forever for Vika and Solo to get together.
This is a spin off series, and although I found no issues with understanding everything, maybe someone picking this book up without reading the Alien Huntress series might just have a bit of problems with understanding all the different alien types. I think Gena has done a better job at explaining that in the original series than in this book. That being said, you could easily read this book without reading the original series and still enjoy it.
I am very excited to what’s to come in this new series. I really liked this group of “assassins” from the moment they were talked about in the Alien Huntress series and I can’t wait to read about them all. But I NEED MORE DALLAS!!! Who do I have to bribe? That man is dangerous for my peace of mind. Please give him an HEA.
When I first heard about this series, I was captivated by this concept. I think I’ve had a thing for werewolThis review was posted at Under the Covers
When I first heard about this series, I was captivated by this concept. I think I’ve had a thing for werewolf bikers since I read Shelly Laurenston’s Magnus Pack. I found that the first book in this series had a lot of world building and background information about who the dires were and all that, so I was looking forward to this one so we could get to the really good stuff.
Except I’m not sure this book got quite to that level. It was a bit of a rollercoaster for me, of liking and stalling and getting excited about it and stalling. Maybe it was the pace of the story, or maybe the fact that I felt in a way Kate was using Stray (she even makes him her familiar…accidentally).
Stray, in and of himself, is delicious. He’s a wonderful hero with a tortured past and a lot of heartache. He’s just been reunited with his long lost brother. His true family, the Dires, are under attack and the only choice they now have lies in the hands of a witch who doesn’t know she’s a witch, doesn’t want her powers and ohh…happens to be his mate. You can’t help but love him.
Kate on the other hand I wasn’t completely sold on. She’s an okay heroine, a little feisty and at least she had a little common sense. I get that she’s lived her life not knowing how to deal with the things she does and the powers she has. I just wasn’t sold on HER connection with Stray.
There’s quite a bit of action thrown in this book and less world building, which suited me just fine. But like I said before, it felt that the pace wasn’t exactly what I wanted and after I was very into to the book (either because of smexy things happening or action of the other kind) then it would take a slope down.
This is still a great series, I just find that the concept is not quite developed to its full potential yet. But what can I say, Ms. Tyler knows how to write a sinfully hot hero! All the guys in the Dire pack are very interesting and I have to confess that I was very into the parts about Jinx. He’s really opened up a can of worms, huh? I love that he now has a vampire roommate and their interactions are hilarious. I have to read more about them.
I also enjoyed that we get some insight into Rifter and Gwen. They’re not the alpha couple that after their book, they go into hiding, coming out only to bark orders. They were involved in the story and we got to peak back into their relationship. I like how that keeps the story connected.
I can’t wait to read more about the bad boys in this series and seeing them fall.
“I want to fuck you. Mark you. Lick you until you scream, clutch the sheets, until your body is worn out from my loving you. God, I dream about tasting you, Kate. Want to spend hours between your thighs. I want to make you mine the way you’ve made me yours.”...more
Demonically Tempted picks up pretty much where Supernaturally Kissed left off. Tess has now joined the policThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Demonically Tempted picks up pretty much where Supernaturally Kissed left off. Tess has now joined the police force and is using her abilities on solving cold cases. She's going on her first assignment where they're trying to figure out if what looked like a suicide could've really been a murder. Except she doesn't see a ghost. How could a ghost just have disappeared?
While trying to solve this case, she is contacted by a group of ghosts who are being terrorized by another ghost, or what they think is a ghost, or a force, or a shadow. Yes, ghosts talk to each other and word has been going around that Tess Jennings is their go-to person to solve their problems. But as she starts digging in this turns into a much deeper issue. It's not a ghost she is facing but a demon.
Tess's character did a lot of growing into her powers and her knowledge in this book. She also had the help of cutie newcomer Dane, who got on her nerves more than helped her along, and really irritated Kipp. Dane enlisted also the help of a witch!! Oh the possibilities! Kipp is still his jealous, possessive and protective self, and is there to help Tess get the job done and get rid of the demon. Well, for the most part. You'll have to read and find out what happens.
I felt the beginning of the book went a bit slow but it picked up speed towards the end where things were actually starting to unfold. I think the relationship drama between Tess and Kipp was the most interesting part of the story for me. I can't wait for the new developments in their romance to unfold. A lot of things changed in this book. So be sure to watch for the next installment in this series to see what happens to Kipp and Tess!
This has been such a surprising series for me. I really like it! There's shifters, there's magic, and a wholThis review was posted at Under The Covers
This has been such a surprising series for me. I really like it! There's shifters, there's magic, and a whole lot of alpha males!!! I can honestly say I was eagerly anticipating this short story because it features the goth-like new recruit of the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black. Why the anticipation you may ask, if this is roughly 60 pages?
First, the description Ms. Tyler gave us in book one of Kalen is that he looks like a mix between Adam Lambert and Cris Angel, yes eyeliner and all. For some reason, I'm all in with that. Then there's the fact that this 23 year old is EXTREMELY talented. He's a sorcerer, first and foremost, but he's also a necromancer and ummm he shifts into a black panther. Did I mention before I may have a thing for black panthers? HOT!
When he first joined the team in book one I could kinda sorta see that he had a crush on Dr. Mackenzie Grant. She's one of the few humans working at the Alpha Pack compound. Of course she has a crush on him too. So on her night on the town meeting some girlfriends at a bar, Kalen gets a bad feeling that something will happen and decides to follow her to keep her safe. Aaaaaand maybe see what else happens.
Of course things do go sour and Mackenzie and Kalen have to fight another "creature" but the biggest problem will be in the future. Someone wants Kalen. And that someone won't stop at anything to get him, even if that means going after the woman he lusts after.
I can't wait to see the rest of their story!!! These two are just adorable together! Isn't it torture that we have to wait for their book? No, their book is not #2, we have to wait until # 3!!! And there's a twist in Kalen's past that I wasn't expecting thrown in there. He's definitely had a rough life for such a young man. And yes, he is alllllll man ;)...more
Who would've thought a mummy story would be this hot? Well, there is no mummy sexing if that's what you're tThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Who would've thought a mummy story would be this hot? Well, there is no mummy sexing if that's what you're thinking. But Lord Alec Wright did a very bad thing. About a century ago he stole a mummy from its Egyptian tomb. But it turns out the mummy was a child, and the mother is now not so happy. Her spirit is haunting Lord Alec and has cursed him to go through endless nights of arousal and immortality until he reunites the two.
He can't be with a woman without her being cursed as well. So for the last century he has led a solitary and somewhat miserable existence. Until he finds the mummy's child at the Museum in NYC. And to get it back so he can reunite it with its mother, he will have to go through Kate Morton.
Of course you can imagine that these two are sizzling from the get-go, and they even have the added benefit of some extra arousal because of the mummies and the curse. Kate deals with the whole supernatural element surprisingly well, but in a short story you can't expect a big conflict or they would never get together!
I really enjoyed the change of scenario and species! It's a quick and hot read and I would definitely recommend it for when you need something different to spice up your lunch...or night :)...more
Heeeeellloooooooooo sexy! Gibson De La Vega is the Bringer of the De La Vega jamboree. Basically he is in chThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Heeeeellloooooooooo sexy! Gibson De La Vega is the Bringer of the De La Vega jamboree. Basically he is in charge of justice and protecting his cats. When is faced with a rogue group of cats that entered the territory without permission and he sends them packing, he is attacked and shot at with silver bullets.
Mia Porter just happens to be around when he gets shot and she feels compelled to help him and save his life. Even though she didn’t know who he was. Of course that doesn’t make things easier once she finds out. The Porter and De La Vega family have old beef with each other. They are NOT friends.
Now Mia’s life is also in danger for helping him and he feels an overpowering need to protect her. She tough, ex military, and very much a kick ass heroine. She was attacked by shifter-hater group and is still recovering from her injuries, and may not ever completely heal, but she is still pushing through. When confronted with yet another group after her, no matter that it’s because of a De La Vega, she wants to help.
Gibson is deliciously protective, sexy as sin, with his dreadlocks, nipple rings, tats, and oh my! Wicked! He wasn’t looking to imprint but their relationship just happened so naturally that it was the only thing that made sense. No matter that their families kind of hated each other. No matter that she is not a female he can leave home away from danger. He respects her and lets her do her job. And she in turn does that same for him.
Cade from Cascadia has a little cameo appearance in this book which was nice. Renee, Jack and Galen are also an important part of this book, since Gibson is very involved with his family. As far as conflict goes, there wasn’t a whole lot of action, but the story was still interesting with an unexpected twist at the end. Very much an enjoyable and sexy read.
Better start off being honest. I knew about this book, mainly because Erin McCarthy is part of the duo writiThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Better start off being honest. I knew about this book, mainly because Erin McCarthy is part of the duo writing it and I happen to love her work. Was I terribly interested in reading it, though? Well, it was probably one of those "Oh yeah I gotta get to that someday". Of course, I also thought this had two separate novellas. Then I happen to win an ARC of this at RAW and my grabby hands had to read it right away. Well, I was so pleasantly surprised!
Call me whatever you want but I didn't co-relate the fact that the book is called "The Fangover" with the movie "The Hangover". Yeah, that joke went right over my head (see what happens when you're not paying attention?). And that is exactly how I can possibly describe this book.
Vampire rocker kills himself (meets the sun) and his friends are throwing him a funeral "party". They get a little tipsy and somehow they all wake up the next day without recollection of how that night ended or what happened. All they know is that a human was turned and got married to one of the band members (vampire), the dead vamps sister is stuck in bat form, another band member is missing a fang and oh yeah, there's a passed out human priest in the bath tub. And let's not forget about the parrot! Now they just have to backtrack and try to figure out what went down.
So, there are actually two main couples throughout this story. One is Stella and Wyatt. Stella is Johnny's sister (dead vamp). Wyatt has been a member of the band for a while and has had a crush on Stella for just about that long. This was just the perfect opportunity for him to show her that he would be there for her and that they can be good together. I liked the fact that their romance started before the drunken behavior night and that we are given glimpses into their past. Even though Stella got on my nerves a bit at times, Wyatt made up for being extra sweet and caring while still being hot.
Then there's Cort and Katie. I actually enjoyed them a bit more. Katie used to be human and was part of the day band. Cort has had a crush on her for a while but humans have always been off limits so he stayed away. Now, not only did he turn her but he married her. I thought their romance was cuter even though I also wanted to pull my hair at their lack of communication and misunderstandings.
In the end, this book was a fun parody, not meant to showcase deep emotions but to make you laugh and it definitely achieved that in my opinion. A little bit of comic relief while throwing in some sexy vamps who are just not all there....more
A couple of things you should know. Hard as try to read get to read Ms. Bast's books, I was still an Anya BaThis review was posted at Under The Covers
A couple of things you should know. Hard as try to read get to read Ms. Bast's books, I was still an Anya Bast virgin. This was my first book by her. Result? I love her writing and I'm now kicking myself that I didn't get to start reading her sooner. Will remedy this very soon. I am not much for post-apocalyptic stories, however lately there's been a lot of pretty good ones come out, especially when there's this much romance. Actually, this was almost more a paranormal erotic romance. Because ohhhh boy was it hot!
But first let me tell you about the story. Government experiment gone wrong, virus that kills most of the human population, some humans survive, some are forced to be turned into vampires of werewolves. The few humans still alive don't really go into supe territory. Except there this one girl that has lived among them pretty much her whole life, Kiley. She now own the vampire bar in town.
She wakes up one day to the news that the supernatural council, that consists of seers and oracles that have been somewhat of matchmakers, determined that she is to mate Michael, a vampire, and Christian, a werewolf. Now, how lucky can a girl be?
But because of her past she doesn't want a man, she feels that she already affected the life of her first love by turning him into a monster. Now Michael and Christian, who have wanted her for years, have to prove to her that they are soul mates. And when they both set to wooing, together and apart, there are major sparks and heat flying off the pages. HOT HOT HOT!
I am looking forward to more stories in this series, I'm sure her best friend will get one and I can't wait to read about her and the werewolf alpha (at least I'm hoping)!...more
I cannot tell you how much I've been dying to dive into this series! The premise of it is so interesting. FiThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I cannot tell you how much I've been dying to dive into this series! The premise of it is so interesting. First of all it has two of my most favorite things, werewolves and bad boy bikers. This combination is bound to make this a kick-ass series.
I liked the fact we got this prequel because it takes care of explaning the world of the Weres and the Dire Wolves. The Dires are a group of to-die-for bad boys. They stumble upon a human's death that is being called a werewolf attack. Now it's their job to protect the secrecy of the supernatural community and prove this claim wrong.
To do that they will have to infiltrate a Paranormal Investigation group, team up with a girl who can talk to ghosts and chase down some rogues.
I loved the fact that the Dires also have some extra abilities. I know the first book in this series is about the Dires Alpha, Rifter, but even though we got to see some of him in this story we also got to focus on other members of the team.
Intense, original and extremely sexy! That's what you can expect to find in Jory Strong's new novel, InkedThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Intense, original and extremely sexy! That's what you can expect to find in Jory Strong's new novel, Inked Magic. It captured my interest from the beginning and held it throughout the entire book.
Etain has a most unique ability. She can read skin, she can feel what others are feeling when she touches them and she can also see into their past. She's never known that she was part of a supernatural group, or how to control her ability, until her talents are sought out by Cathal Dunne to help figure out what happened to two girls in his family. One dead, one lost in her own mind.
By getting involved with Cathal, she meets Eamon, elf Lord who sees her and decides to take her as his mate. His main purpose is to keep her safe, of course while seducing her. Cathal on the other hand has to seduce her to get her to help him. But from the beginning it's more than that for him as well. Two very strong, very powerful alpha males vying for her attention. And it can't hurt that Eamon is not opposed to the idea of sharing her when he sees that her magic has a pull towards Cathal.
But things might get a bit more complicated when a serial killer that she is helping the police identify targets her as his next victim.
Etain is a strong and likeable heroine. Badass, tattoo artist, short skirt wearing, motorcycle riding chick. What's not to like? And I can only say that I didn't have a favorite when it came to the heroes of this story. Both Cathal and Eamon are amazing in their own way. Eamon with his blonde hair and tenderness towards her. Cathal with, well, animal magnetism. Good thing she gets to keep both because I couldn't choose.
I feel the ending might've been a bit rushed and that's the reason why this was not a 5 star read for me. There were some loose ends with how their relationship would work in my opinion and I have plenty of questions about the world that I can't wait to get answered in the next book. I a definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.
How can you possibly go wrong with pairing up the rock and roll muse and a sexy as sin fallen archangel!?!?!This review was posted at Under the Covers
How can you possibly go wrong with pairing up the rock and roll muse and a sexy as sin fallen archangel!?!?! You can't! I had mixed feelings about Cerise in the first book but I knew I had to see more of Lysander. Bad boy in leathers, plus he has wings and can play the violin.
Cerise definitely grew stronger in my eyes in this book. She took control of her life, tried to figure out what had happened to her and how her lover had died, and didn't let the preconceptions of the Etherlin affect how she felt about Lysander and neither did it stop her from going after him.
Their chemistry was excellent in a hot but soft at the same time way. There was a lot more romance in this book it seemed than book one, or at least more of it happened face to face, up close and personal.
Then there's the actual story ARC which was much more developed in this book but continues on the plot from book one. A lot of use muse politics, betrayals, demon posessions and more. I also loved the brief glimpse of Merrick and Alyssa. Things are still not resolved and I can't wait to see what the next installment will bring.
So if you know me you know that anything by Megan Hart is an auto-buy for me. Anything she writes I buy, I read and enjoy. This was really no exception. The Harlequin Nocturne Cravings are basically short stories that are not part of a series or even related. This was just a bit darker than I was expecting.
Starts out with a bang! Girls night, bachelorette party, and Celia meets a hunky geologist than rocks her world. Luke is any womans fantasy man. He can make your toe curls even though he's not Mr. Six Pack Abs. After their one night together though he goes to a cave to do research with his team. And he doesn't come out the same.
Throughout the book I wasn't sure if he had just lost his mind truly or he really was attacked by whatever creatures lived in the cave that fed on him for 24 hours. He keeps coming back to Celia on and off whenever it strikes his fancy between going hunting for the creatures of the night. And everytime she lets him back in. It's twisted and sexy at the same time.
The only thing I thought could've been developed better was actually explaining what the hell the creatures were and what they did. I felt there was a lot of fade to black on those aspects. But I was very happy there was no fade to black anytime Celia and Luke got together!
If you are in the mood for something a bit darker but still very sexy then give this short story a try! You won't ever be disappointed with Megan Hart!...more
The magic of the south with a hot demon hunter and a sassy human turned Dalvahni. Evie Douglas is 100% a soThis review was posted at Under the Covers
The magic of the south with a hot demon hunter and a sassy human turned Dalvahni. Evie Douglas is 100% a southern belle, as is her BFF Addy. Well, I admit I didn't read book one and this was only felt a few times in the book but the main idea of what I missed was that Addy was dating a demon hunter and apparently at some point prior to this book Evie had dated and fallen in love with his brother, Ansgar. But life happened, aka demons got in the way, and the only way to save her was to kill her and then make her a dalvahni as well. Of course right after that Ansgar decided she was better off without him and erased her memories of him completely.
So that's how we find Evie in this book. With no recollection of who Ansgar is or of their time together. Going about her business she comes across the dead body of her bosses' wife. Foul play indeed and she's the primary suspect. I think this book was supposed to be about finding out who the real killer was so that Evie would be off the hook, but things got sidetracked along the way a few times. There's even a chihuahua serial killer! Not something you see every day.
This book was definitely enjoyable, I think more for someone who has lived in the south, or maybe knows someone from the south. Why? It is loaded with stereotypical phrases and mannerisms only found in southerners. To me this was highly entertaining.
Then there's Ansgar. The demon hunter is hot and supposed to be alpha but when it came to actions I think he fell short. In a way I saw him as more talk than anything actually happening. He was all tough and then Evie would come around and there went his iron fist.
Evie was both funny at times and annoying as hell. At least she had half a brain when it came to the murder and trying to solve it, but she still wanted to do what she wanted to do. I had a hard time making a real connection to her character.
I also thought it was a bit anticlimactic when she does recover her memories. Or Ansgar gives them back. At the end of the day there were some good laughs even a bit of action, but I thought there was a lot of unnecessary filler in this story which kept making me lose my concentration in reading.
The moment I fell in love with Ansgar: "You are all woman, Evangeline, not the anemic version of what passes for feminine beauty in this reality. You have curving hips and plump breasts that make a man itch to test the weight of them in his hands and his cock sit up and pay attention. You are many things, including delectable and succulent as a ripe peach. But you are not - I repeat not - fat. And if you say so again in my hearing, I will turn you over my knee and spank your luscious little bottom. Is that understood?"
Tess was forever changed when she was involved in an accident, and not only because she lost her parents thaThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Tess was forever changed when she was involved in an accident, and not only because she lost her parents that day. She now has the gift, or curse, to see dead people.
Usually preferring to ignore them until she is faced with Kipp. Not only is he hot as sin, too bad he's a ghost, but he is persistent as well. He was a cop and was killed while being very close to discovering the killer in a cold case about a young girl. With Tess's help, Kipp is able to communicate with his partner and try to finish the investigation.
How he gets her to help? Well, he discovered that just a few dirty words in her ear and he can have her panting. A bit of a bittersweet love affair because they can't touch but a strong connection nonetheless.
This story was sweet and had all the elements of a great read even though it was so short. Some intrigue, some action, some humor and just enough steam to keep me interested. I really liked all the characters, the H/h, the best friends. I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
Paola is a successful lawyer in NY and has put behind her the past and her fathers' family. She doesn't know much about her heritage but when sexy Rey shows up to bring her back to the Amazon to see her grandmother before she dies, she gets a bit more than she bargained for.
As it turns out Paola is a Guardian and her future will soon be to protect a secret realm. This has been her family's job for centuries and it's now her turn.
And if in the process of coming to terms with all that she manages to catch a very sexy shifter then who can blame her? Rey is a sweet alpha and is completely smitten with Paola.
Now she has to make a big decision. Does she stay and fulfill her role or go back home to New York and her old life and continue on as if she never found out about her family?
I loved the setting of this book and the story was interesting enough, I think it was pretty good for a short story. And of course a girl that drinks cachaça is a girl after my own heart! ...more
I had gotten this as a Kindle freebie a long time ago. Of course I didn't know that this was the prequel ofThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I had gotten this as a Kindle freebie a long time ago. Of course I didn't know that this was the prequel of the Renegade Angels series. I read an ARC of book one last year and I when I started reading my ARC of book two I realized that this was the prequel and had been sitting on my Kindle app patiently waiting to be read.
So I started it almost at the same time as I started reading A HUNGER SO WILD, and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely because the characters in this short story are also part of that book. I'm not sure if I would've cared as much for them without the background knowledge.
Having said that, this was a great little story. Raze is one of the Fallen but he didn't fall for his love of a woman. He just enjoys sex...with anything female. But a dead body at his doorstep puts a bad ending to a night of enjoyment for him and brings him to investigate in Chicago.
Chicago where he meets Kim and she is everything he thought he would never want. But he can't stay with her when there's so much danger around him. Theirs is not a HEA but a To Be Continued. I can't wait! ...more
How to even start this review without sounding like a fangirl......First, let me just make a few points clear: a) I've been waiting not very patiently for Dillon and Gray to get their book since they first met. b) Dillon is my favorite heroine in this series. c) Gray is my favorite hero in this series.
All that could mean I'm totally biased when I say this but... ETERNAL BEAST is the best in the series! Laura Wright did my two favorite characters justice and gave them an awesome story. Their relationship has been building for a while now and it's already gone through some ups and downs. Gray has had a puppy dog love and attraction forever, Dillon has a hard shell to crack. But not once do they give up on each other (well at least not completely) and they just didn't fight what was obviously between them.
At the end of Eternal Captive we discovered a few things, one of them was that Dillon is a mutore. She's still a pureblood veana but she's also a jaguar. When she finds herself almost feral and not able to shift back to human after traumatic events, she finds out that only Gray's touch can help her shift. She asks, he gives. He doesn't have to ask, she volunteers. Aside from what Dillon is I find the new set of characters in this book to be very interesting and I'd love to see more of each one of them. After all they are family.
I love when a kick ass heroine shows a softer side and that's where Dillon is at in this book. But she's still funny, flirty and lethal. And then there's Gray *cue swooning*. That impure is amazing! He fights to free his own people, risking even his life for his cause. He would do whatever is necessary to keep his female at his side. But he shows Dillon he cares in more ways than just the physical. And together, well they are perfect!
While this book was heavy on the romance it still managed to tell such a complete story. And it had me laughing more than once! New developments in the overall story. Someone is pregnant, someone's mom comes to visit, the Order is causing havoc, more rescuing is needed at the Paleo. We get to see others points of view, some of those I just can't wait to read more about.
I did myself a favor this time around and didn't read the teaser at the end for ETERNAL DEMON. But I can't wait for it! Now, I'm running to lock Gray in my harem of claimed men.
The Changeling series by Ms. Harper is starting to come close to a perfect PNR series for me. I adore the simplicity of the world, the family atmosphere, and the storylines on each book are always interesting. This mixed in with just the right characters, always likeable, and you have a hit!
Changeling Dawn was no different. In continuing to follow the Macleod family, this time is Kenzie's turn. Due to being hunted when she was a child she's always had a distrust of humans. Always preferring to associate with her own kind. But she has made it her life mission to study humans. She is now looking for proof that maybe humans and shifters are not so different because she knows one day, maybe soon, they will have to come out.
When she goes off on her own to research a remote archeological site, she finds more than she expected. Not only does she find her mate, who just happens to be the most adorable and hot human you'll ever come across, but she finds an orphan shifter, still in wolf form.
Something obviously happened to the little girl and she has to figure it out.
Did I already mention how much I love the characters? Well Kenzie is no exception. She's tough and independent. Set in her ways. But at the same time she has such a good heart and sometimes follows her heart, and maybe other parts of her anatomy, and shuts off her brain. I liked that about her. She didn't necessarily fight her attraction to Josh as much as I was expecting.
Now let me tell you about Josh. Puuurrrrrr. He is funny, smart, a man of many talents, animal lover, human but with a special ability. He can see the auras of shifters and recognize them as such. And shifter or not, when he sees Kenzie he's in love.
Together they try to help the little shifter and uncover a bigger scheme. An organization that has known of the existence of shifters and has been kidnapping them for experiments. Now is up to them to try and stop them.
This series is a must buy! There's romance, there's intrigue and some action. A wonderful world and a wonderful set of characters. You won't want to miss it! ...more
I've felt sad for Danika since she lost Con and was left alone with her child. Unmated, now left to start aging, she was still strong. She moved awayI've felt sad for Danika since she lost Con and was left alone with her child. Unmated, now left to start aging, she was still strong. She moved away from The Order and went in search of closeness with her mate's family.
It's been enough time and now she finds someone that might be able to spark some interest in her, as it turns out, it's Cons' best friend. I loved the fact that technically Bran had *seen* her first. He was just a bit too slow to make a move and Con got a jump on that. He's always cared for Danika, she was that one that got away and he was happy that Con was a good mate to her.
Now she's back in their land, and in danger. Bran will have to go against what he's worked for for a very long time in order to keep Danika and her son safe.
You can't miss out on reading this short story!!...more
I kind of wanted to read this series in order, although the stories are not related AT ALL. But due to diffeThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I kind of wanted to read this series in order, although the stories are not related AT ALL. But due to different release dates and who knows what caused them I'm not. So I made a bit of a jump from book # 3 in this collection of short stories to # 6.
I've never read anything by this author before but I know I have some of her books on my never ending TBR and they come highly recommended so I was anxious to try out her writing style. And I have to say I enjoyed it! There was just enough bantering between the main characters and as always for short stories, I like that the hero and heroine had a previous relationship.
So we have Aylia, a witch that used to date a werewolf, Nico. She believes he betrayed her before which is why they are not together now. Also the fact that her coven is cursed and she needs to wear a necklace or she will die by a certain birthday, and he took the necklace.
If you have, like me, an addiction to sexy alpha males, then I can tell you will like Nico. But he's also very sweet and loving when it comes to Aylia, even though she couldn't possibly be his mate because she's a witch.
This story, although short, was entertaining, had some action and plenty of sexyness! I know there's plans to do a story for Kole, Nico's first in command, so I'm looking forward to reading that!...more
When I first started this book it sounded really interesting. Paranormal FBI of sorts investigating a seriesThis review was posted at Under The Covers
When I first started this book it sounded really interesting. Paranormal FBI of sorts investigating a series of murders in the paranormal community. Nix is a demon/human hybrid, and she's the lead investigator along with her human partner Dante. After they discovered the second body, who happens to be a vamp friend of Nix's, the vamp liaison comes in and turns out to be her ex-boyfriend Tobias.
Apparently he left her 5 years ago to protect her from going full demon. He thought it was too dangerous for her to be with him because she would loose her humanity. Of course he didn't explain that to her and just left. So there's a big unresolved issue between them and now they have to work together. And then the investigation might take them places they didn't think about going.
I found the world that Ms. Garner created to be interesting, but I couldn't connect with Tobias and Nix as a couple. Their relationship wasn't developed enough, via present events or past memories. So as a couple they were just ok for me. I actually liked Dante a lot better, and anytime he was involved in the scene I enjoyed it more. He gets a book I hope?
The pacing was a bit slow as well but of course towards the end it started kicking into gear. I will probably read the next one but I'm not rushing to get it!
Whips and chains and ..... cock leashes? Let Jo Carlisle take you on a sensual ride that is not for the easiThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Whips and chains and ..... cock leashes? Let Jo Carlisle take you on a sensual ride that is not for the easily offended. This book had me gasping and in shock while sometimes having to read things twice because.... no they didn't!
First of all the timeline of this book is a bit in the middle of Temptation at Twilight when Luc disappears. Vampire + valkyrie usually works for me, especially because I love valkyrie personalities. Fun, hard asses used to getting their way. Kassandra is a valkyrie warrior and is assigned with guiding Luc's soul to the afterlife. Except she gets there right before he dies and realizes that he's her mate. Against all rules, she saves Luc and brings him to her palace in Valhalla.
Luc is a very alpha vampire, and very sexual. He's immediately attracted to Kassandra and even though she treats him a bit as a slave at first, he actually finds that he likes it. Of course, he is more of a pampered slave being given his choice of a harem to feed on. I knew I was going to like Luc from the first moment I read about him in the first book, and I did like him. I even enjoyed the fact that he is an alpha male in every sense of the way but he is perfectly ok with his desires to submit to Kassandra in the bedroom.
Kassandra, even though I really liked her, must have issues. Some of the things she has obviously done with others in the past sound a bit extreme and even her ideas of a good time for Luc, well... lets just say she's lucky that he got off on all that because it could've been scary for most other people.
The relationship between Kassandra and Luc developed fast physically because they are both very sexual but their love and connection built up slowly throughout the book until you could believe they didn't want to be apart.
Nevertheless, amongst the non-stop debauchery, this book does manage to tell a good story. What a difference that was from book one! The love between Kassandra and Luc is always there, you can see it in both of them even when they are playing with others. Oh yeah, that hasn't changed. The one thing you can expect from this series is sex. A lot of it. With a lot of people, different people, threesome and moresomes, and they are not shy about the man love. Even with the demon Legion, who I thought at first I should be scared of but grew to love by the end of the book. I hope we get to read his book with his one true love.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shifter series! Packed full of alpha males that are funny and arThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shifter series! Packed full of alpha males that are funny and arrogant and so full of themselves it's endearing. The men in this series can make any girl melt, and of course Aric is not the exception. If you like your heroes with a full head of beautiful long red hair, a lot of attitude, a good dose of humor, and magical talents, then Aric is the shifter for you! And when I say magical talents that goes for his gift as well as other things ;)
Rowan is Micah's sister. She's an LAPD cop and was told her brother was dead, so when she gets a tip that he's missing and is given an address to go investigate, she finds herself in the Alpha Pack compound. Nick tells her the truth of course, of what they are, what Micah is and what's happened to him.
They are of course looking for Aric and Micah is believed to be with him. The rescue happens pretty early on and without a glitch. But Aric and Micah are not in the best of shapes. Micah especially since he was experimented on for a long time. While Rowan is waiting for her brother to wake up from a coma like state, she ends up forming a bond with Aric. She just happens to have the same gift as Micah and can dreamwalk. Thinking it was only a dream she has one hot night in Vegas with Aric on top of a pull table. *fans self* and then reality comes crashing down when she realizes that Aric lived through that same dream.
I think their connection was instant, and much like Kira and Jax, they just belong together. Yes, love at first sight and all that. Or mating at first sight. Rowan is the one girl that can make Aric open up. He has so much bottled up inside.
A few words about Aric and Rowan: HOT, EXPLOSIVE, HOT, POSSESSIVE, HOT, ALMOST ANIMALISTIC, HOT, ALL INSTINCTS. Just yum. What? you haven't read this series yet? What are you waiting for?!?!?!
Now for the side characters, Kalen... OMG I just cannot wait for his book next, wow, the developments on this one. And let me reiterate Hammer is MINE. I love him. He's adorable!!!!
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Well, fuck me sideways," she blurted. Golden eyes sparkled with humor. "An interesting idea. May I at least have your name first?"
"Where is that motherfucker? I'll tear his asshole out through his throat and feast on his carcass!"
"Are you calling me a pussy?" "If the vagina fits."
Well, I've been waiting not so patiently for this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost for the sThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Well, I've been waiting not so patiently for this book for a couple of reasons. First and foremost for the sexy-as-all-sin hero, Simon. He's Lycian, and yes I have a thing for Ms. Dane's shifters, but Lycians are not the same as her regular shifters (as in Cascadia and De La Vega) they are a bit more.
Simon is no different, he's a sexy and successful, very good looking guy, who happens to be part owner of Heart of Darkness, Dominic's club. He's also a bartender and lets face it...a man who can make a good martini before he asks me to jump in the hot tub is my kind of man.
When he is assigned the task of picking up Lark (strange, quirky witch warrior extraordinaire) they actually become great friends. This was my favorite part of the story. Their relationship developed slowly going from first friendship all the way to loving and mating, but it felt like it had solid roots.
Lark is a solid chick, she's independent, kick ass and a hunter. Yes she's also a powerful witch. No wilting flower. Simon understands that and doesn't over-protect. So my favorite type of heroine and the perfect hero in my opinion for her.
In reference to the ongoing storyline of turned witches stealing power and there's a bit more to that story in this one, with maybe an ancient power coming into play, I feel there wasn't A LOT of forward progress in the overall story arc. I would've liked to see a bit more conflict maybe in regards to the world.
I do feel this book fell a bit short of my expectations just because I was expecting it to blow my socks off. Even though Lark and Simon were sexy, there wasn't a lot of action (in any sense of the word), and somehow I expected more from them (I mean Simon is hot as hell and I wanted more of him ;). Still it was an interesting installment of this series, with the small cameo appearance of the enforcer of the Cascadia pack which is working with the Owen Clan for this one. I'd like to see more of those interactions in the future! That was great!!
Can't wait to see what Ms. Dane has in store for us next.
I have a confession to make. This is the first book I read in this series, or by this author actually. I donThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I have a confession to make. This is the first book I read in this series, or by this author actually. I don't like to read out of order but, well, I did.
I really can't resist a sexy shifter, and if that sexy shifter just happens to be a SEAL as well (and I mean that in the military sense, not that he likes to go swimming).
I wasn't completely lost since the author does a good job of explaining just enough of the background so that you can follow along with what's going on. Obviously there was an operation gone wrong, and now a threat hangs over Meara's head. She's got plans to find herself a mate. With her brother gone in his honeymoon she has the run of their resort to rent out only to available and eligible shifters. She's gone through the paces and has them all lined up.
But then Finn gets in the way. He's part of her brothers' team and he's there to protect her when her life could be in danger. From the first time he came on the pages dripping wet from a shower and making mine and Meara's heart aflutter.
This book had some intrigue, some humor and plenty of sexual chemistry. A strong but not stupid heroine and sexy and very capable hero. The supporting cast was also interesting and I really want to read back to see how Rourke got changed and then what will happen to him in the future.
I thought it was also really cute that the heroine reads paranormal romance novels and she fell asleep once while reading a previous book in this series. HA! Cute!
I'm glad I picked this up and I will go back and read the rest of the series for sure!
Finally!!! The much anticipated story of Eibhear and Izzy, that I have been desperately waiting for since thThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Finally!!! The much anticipated story of Eibhear and Izzy, that I have been desperately waiting for since the second book in this series. You know what the problem is when you are so desperately waiting for a couple to get their HEA? That sometimes you are expecting too much.
In events leading up to this book a lot happened. Eibhear went completely crazy when he found out Celyn took Izzy's virginity (with her agreement) and basically called her a whore. Then Annwyl sent Izzy off to battle ogres and Eibhear went to war. Now, ten years later, Eibhear the Blue is no longer the sweet dragon who loves to read. He is now Eibhear the Contemptible, leader of a Mi-runach group of ruthless, barbarian even, killers.
So why did I say highly anticipated books sometimes can be tricky?
Issue number one. When Eibhear first sees Izzy, after ten years of not speaking, his apologizing was pretty much non-existent in my opinion. And yes, Eibhear doesn't think rationally sometimes, especially about simple things like an apology. But I was so very upset with him about that that I was expecting at least some minor groveling.
Issue number two was the first time they had sex. Really? One minute they are talking and half arguing, next second he's inside her, then they're done? Ohh the pain! This should've been a memorable moment with some hot, wild, hanging off the chandeliers sex! Granted that right after the quickie they went on an all nighter, but still.
And last... issue number three. This book has so much happening in way of the story of the whole series and we get to see so much of so many characters, what they're doing and what's going on with them that's affecting or will affect the rest of the series. Although I really enjoyed the story in this book, maybe even more than in any previous books, I was disappointed that it overpowered the romance between Izzy and Eibhear.
See? High expectations. However all those issues only managed to bring this book down from a 5 star read to a 4 star read for me. The story arc is amazing and the plot is thickening considerably for the next books. The kids are all grown up and they're all dangerous! Talwyn, Talan and Rhi, the next generation of badasses.
The whole clan is always a lot of fun to read about. You can expect fighting, lying, yelling, insults and more. I was literally laughing out loud and getting weird looks from people.
Izzy and Eibhear though? Whatever we got from them I ate it up. They are perfect for each other. Amazing together. I loved that Eibhear could only fight his attraction up until he was with her the first time. After that, he knew she was his female and it was just a matter of time for him to get her to understand that and keep her at his side and in his bed. I also loved that he never tried to change who and what she is. He was just there, was supportive, protected her without getting in the way. And was just so damn adorable when he was jealous or when she introduced him as her uncle. Even through that tough exterior, Eibhear the Contemptible is still a huggable (among some more grown up things now) blue dragon.
Disclaimer: this book does not work well as a standalone, so I'd recommend that you start the series from the beginning.
Some of my favorite quotes (they are too many to list them all here):
Eibhear faced Izzy. "Why do you keep throwing things at my head?" "It's such a large target --"
"I'm Mi-runach. I don't stop until I fulfill my duty." "Which means what exactly?" "That until you're ready to go, I'm here with you. By your side. Attached to you until I can deliver you to Garbhan Isle." "Attached to me?" "Aye." "Like a parasite?"
"I watched you kick the shit out of my uncles and father. That's what I'd like to learn." "That was just brotherly--" "Abuse?" "Some might say. But I prefer good-natured--" "Brawling? Battery? Assault? Destruction?" "Depends on who you talk to."
"What does that mean?" The Fire Breather frowned. "What do you think it means?" "You know exactly what I think it means. And I think you know that what I think it means is exactly what you're meaning." "That made absolutely no sense." "Shut up." "But--" "Just shut up." Heru put his claws to his head. "Suns above. Are you two like this all the time?" The couple gazed at him and asked together, "What do you mean?"
"You don't understand Eibhear. You shouldn't be here." Eibhear shifted to human and walked all the way into the chamber. Izzy glanced at him, then quickly looked away. "Put on some leggings." "Does my manliness overwhelm your delicate lady sensibilities?" "You do know I'm still armed?"
So I have a confession to make. I am not up to date with this series (maybe I'm about half way through it) aThis review was posted at Under the Covers
So I have a confession to make. I am not up to date with this series (maybe I'm about half way through it) and decided to take on reading this book out of order because I LOVE CHRISTIAN! So I figured, what could it hurt? And I was pleasantly surprised that this was it's own little story in the Argeneau/Notte world so I had no problem jumping right in.
Now that being said and from my feelings on the past books in this series I feel that the cute charm this series had at the beginning is somewhat back! Yes, I thought this book was cute and funny at times, sweet and sexy. I mean you really can't go wrong when you throw Christian in a situation where he has to pretend to be gay to get with his life mate!
Christian first of all is possessive, sexy as hell, alpha, passionate, I could go on. His longuish hair and male-model good looks had me swooning, as well as our heroine Carolyn. Carolyn is actually a bit older so she struggles with being attracted to Christian and feeling like a cougar, and on top of that there's the fact that she believes he is gay and is "playing his girlfriend" to help him out.
And then there's the Notte's! The side characters are a hoot. Marguerite I've always loved and she didn't disappoint this time trying her best to make things work for her son. She is an expert matchmaker after all. But the one that stole the show was Zanipolo. LOL When Carolyn thinks he's the gay one he goes through a whole identity crisis to prove to her that she's not.
I do feel like we could've used at least an epilogue. The explanation of what they are and all that comes late in the book and I feel that part was rushed and couldn't really find her quick acceptance believable. But then again, she had already been experiencing Christian's skills, blacking out after sex, the sex dreams, and of course Christian's ummmm cucumber was it?
Quote: "What are you doing?" he cried, stepping quickly to the side. "Putting out the fire." Julius simply turned his hand to make the water jet follow. "Your pants were about to start smoking."
I love the title of this book! This was such a fun anthology, and even though I don't follow the series, ifThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I love the title of this book! This was such a fun anthology, and even though I don't follow the series, if any, I was able to have enjoy and maybe be more into trying out the actual series. That's what anthologies are meant to do, right?
"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy - 5 Stars
I've only read one other novella in the Guardians of Eternity series and I didn't enjoy it as much as this one. This story rocked! And yes, it's my favorite in the whole anthology. It has one hell of a hot alpha male, Luc, who will make you drool all over yourself, especially when he's wearing his speedo by the pool. But not just that, I loved the heroine. Yes, Sophia is the Queen of Bitches, but I think she's a cool cat...or ... err.... wolf. She's had four daughters but thanks to being a werewolf she's still a hot and sexylicious blonde who is very confident and strong. After she realizes someone is trying to kill her she hires a bodyguard. Enter sexy Luc. And while he's doing his job keeping her safe, while keeping the secret of his identity from her, they realize they're mates. My only complaint... I wished it was a full length story!
"Murder on Mysteria Lane" by Angie Fox - 4 Stars
This was my first Angie Fox story. Actually first time I heard of her. In her paranormal world, Heather McPhee, the outcast werewolf who has the ability of getting inside people's mind and making them tell the truth, gets to go undercover into Vampire County, aka Malibu, where all the trophy wives live. Why? Because her alpha's sister was murdered and they have three days to find the killer. She's partnering with a hot vampire, Lucien Mead. From the get-go she's not the type to fit in but I liked seeing her evolve and come out of her shell even though she was completely out of her element. And how cool that she's basically a truth serum? I want her ability! Although it takes a bit of time for things to heat up between Heather and Lucien they do end up steaming up the pages, even though I thought their first time was a bit awkward-timing.
"Werewolves in Chic Clothing" by Tami Dane - 3 Stars
Not so hot about this as a paranormal story. For most of this story there are no paranormal creatures really, maybe just a hint. As a murder mystery type story with a hint of humor it did keep me entertained. I thought the fact the hero's name is Jon Stewart was pretty comical. So the basic idea of the story is a girl moves in with her long distance boyfriend, whom she met online. Turns out she's moved into the replica of Stepford Wives, oh and by the way, her fiance is the suspect or murdering his ex wife. Oh and can I just complain about the "fade to black" sexy moments?
"What's Yours is Mine" by Jess Haines - 2.5 Stars
Maybe a bit harsh, huh? But I just really didn't care much for this story. There's a bunch of were women that are recruiting to turn other powerful women into weres. They set their sights on Tiffany, but she's keeping a secret and they need to find out about it before they present her with the contract to become a were. I didn't know all this paperwork was involved into being turned! There's no sex in this story or even really a mention of it....more