I enjoyed the first book in the series ok, and this book ended up feeling a bit the same for me. I do feel t...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I enjoyed the first book in the series ok, and this book ended up feeling a bit the same for me. I do feel there's a recurring theme so far of "cop" falling in love with "main suspect" in a supernatural murder investigation, and I'm glad the next book is a bit different.
This time around we meet Cara, a succubus who hates who she is and what she does, so much that she's decided to remain celibate, and she gets the energy she needs to survive from the human sexual vibes of the patrons at Niol's club, where she performs a few nights a week. She is a sweet girl, who has suffered in the past and has felt the loss of a loved one. She is also Niol's very good friend, and we learn a bit more of his background through her and her interactions with him in this book.
Detective Todd Brooks is a very alpha human, who will not tolerate to be left in the dark any longer in regards to his cases, and when it comes to Cara. He should care that she's the only suspect they have, but he can't stay away from her.
I have to admit that during the first half of the book I didn't care for the two of them together. But they did start growing on me. I think they're very cute together, he protects her, trusts her, and accepts her.
I also enjoyed the very small side story between the ME and the Captain. I wish there was more of them in this book, they were fun and interesting, and I wish they would've gotten a book!
This book was a recommendation from November's Pick It For Me Challenge. I ended up reading a different book...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
This book was a recommendation from November's Pick It For Me Challenge. I ended up reading a different book for the challenge, but this one seemed like a good story and I couldn't be happier right now that I chose to read it.
There was hot, explosive and raw chemistry between the hero & heroine. I liked Emily's character (shrink for the Others, Monster Doctor, LOL) and the fact that, while being human, she can sense/feel SBs (Supernatural Beings). Colin also did a very good representation of a shifter, of course I had figured out what type he was, and don't really know why it was a big secret!
I had suspicions about a couple of different people being the killer throughout the book, the actual killer among them a couple of times but I ended up dismissing him.
I can't wait to read more about this series since we also met some pretty interesting characters (McNeal) that I wouldn't mind reading more about.(less)
Shifter bounty hunter!! What an awesome combination! This is the first book in the Night Watch series, but i...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Shifter bounty hunter!! What an awesome combination! This is the first book in the Night Watch series, but it's still set in the same world as the Midnight series.
The Night Watch agency basically is a group of bounty hunters. There's hot shifter dude Jude, Dee who is a full human, and hot stuff Zane.
In this story Jude happens to pick up a skip who is then brutally killed after getting locked up again. And he is brought in to help figure out who the killer is. But it all turns out to revolve around the beautiful assistant DA Erin Jerome. He can tell she is not a full human, but he can't figure out what she is.
So Jude was actually my favorite part of the story. Yes, he's very alpha, sexy, protective, tough... did I mention sexy as hell? Yeah? And he shifts into.... can't tell you, but he's verra sexy! Oh wait, I said that already. Moving on...
Erin has lived her life hiding her supernatural tendencies, and she's had a lot to deal with in the past, but she came off a bit needy to me. She kept saying she wanted a "normal" life when she had something special right in front of her. I thought her special "power" of seeing the death of people that are close to her was pretty cool.
This book was steamy, no doubt about it, but a lot of times I felt it was a bit choppy. The writing didn't flow as easily as with other Cynthia Eden books I've read before, and this is maybe why I kept losing interest in the story.
I think Ms. Eden does an excellent job at coming out of left field with who the bad guys are! And in this one, I actually didn't suspect it until the end.
I am not so excited to read Dee's story next, but I will get to it soon. I'm sure my attitude towards her will change in her book. (less)
For Nalini Singh’s tenth book of the Psy-Changeling series, we decided to do something special for thi...moreView our review/fantasy cast on Under the Covers
For Nalini Singh’s tenth book of the Psy-Changeling series, we decided to do something special for this Kiss of Snow review. Since we are all big fans of his series, we decided to write a “review” as an IM transcript. Please note that what you read below is actually a real conversation between Francesca and I and that the opinions expressed here are our own and events that take place did in fact happen.
We hope you enjoy and let us know in the comments if you would like to see more reviews written in this type of format! We’d love to hear your thoughts! On to KISS OF SNOW:
Francesca: I think we need to give a warning to anyone that will read this book!
Annie: Okay, like this? WARNING! This book is so addictive, so sexy that you’ll need an extra change of panties (or two)!! Will require a day’s rest after reading the orgasmic alpha that is Hawke! Bring your gush bucket! You mean like that?
Annie: And a defibulator for when your heart stops beating at Hawke’s sexy words!!
Francesca: Exactly! YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED!! OK, so I think we can start with our fangirl crush. How excited are we to finally have Hawke's book?!?!?!
Annie: Hawke! Hawke! Hawkee!!!! Hawke has been a favourite of mine every since he flirted with the DarkRiver alpha's mate, Sascha.
Francesca: Mine too. I feel like I've waited forever to read his story! Did you always want his mate to be Sienna?
Annie: Hawke has had my heart since the beginning. And NO, I wanted to be his mate. But if there had to be someone, then yes, Sienna was always the one for him. There was no doubt about that. How do you feel about the age difference between Hawke and Sienna?
Francesca: They've been tip-toeing around each other since Hawke took the Laurens' in, and as long as they waited for her to be adult, the age difference was never an issue for me. However I think it was addressed and dealt with perfectly in this book. My only problem with the age difference...We get 50% of what Hawke could've been. What about the romance and all the sexual tension?
Annie: I think the romance starts off from the very beginning. They have great chemistry. They just haven't acted upon it yet, you know?
Francesca: I agree. The build up is actually PERFECT. I like that he's not jumping her every time she offers. LOL
Annie: She's scared of him. He's a sexually potent guy and in addition, he's alpha. She's young too. Plus a Psy.
Francesca: What was your take on Sienna's development in character? From previous appearances in other books and her actions/decisions in this book?
Annie: I thinks she has come a long way. I didn't think I'd like her much. I don't LOVE her, but I don't hate her either. I think....I'm jealous mostly.
Francesca: I'm jealous too, but I'm just a little disappointed that Hawke is not getting the hot book from cover to cover I was expecting, he has to contain himself because he's afraid of scaring her.
Annie: It's not as hot as I thought it would be. But I knew there would be lots of sexual tension and there's plenty of that. I like that Sienna knows she wants Hawke despite her "younger" status. Hawke is infuriating, I love it when he gets angry!
Francesca: Hawke is just TOO SENSUAL, TOO DECADENT, TOO SEXY. I'm a puddle at his feet right now! He can do with me as he pleases
Annie: That's so true! I wouldn't change Hawke given the chance. I thought he was so sexy, so irresistible, I couldn't get enough of him! (Cue the swooning, please) And what about the sex scenes? Yeah?
Francesca: Hawke is a SEX GOD!
Annie: Lots of groans and "Ohh my GOD!!!" moments for me. I had to take frequent breaks to control myself.
Francesca: He's soooo alpha. I was literally panting through the last 25% of the book.
Annie: Gah! Yes! The ending was... wow! I have no words. Beyond anything I could conjure up myself. Action-packed is an understatement. I know you're a big fan of Riley and Drew as well, after reading this... who's your man now?
Francesca: That's a tough question. Can I just keep all 4??? You forgot to include my man Judd in there! You know, something I loved about this book is how we still get to see Judd, Riley and Drew involved in the storyline.
Annie: How would I forget sexy Judd?! And I won't judge if you want them all! I'd do the same! Speaking of others in the storyline... What did you think of Sascha?
Francesca: She was a bit different in this one. I liked how they're slowly showing us her relationship with Nikita developing and maybe even unfolding things that could've been in the past. Nikita may have a heart after all! I think she loved Sascha from the beginning and was protecting her. And what about Lucas?
Annie: I liked Lucas's protectiveness in this one. Loved that he would do anything to protect his woman and child. It was endearing and hot, showing that animalistic side that I don't think we always witness with the level-headed alpha. Okay, if Lucas and Hawke were dueling it out, who do you think would win?
Francesca: Definitely Hawke!!! I personally think he is a tougher alpha, at least from what we saw in this book.
Annie: Hawke was amazing!
Francesca: I'm curious to see what you thought of the Psy in this one!
Annie: Is it just me or don't the Psy seem more dead and emotionless than they did in previous books? So devoid of anything. Creeps me the hell out.
Francesca: Yeah I agree. Pure Psy and Ming are getting very bad!! But the arrows have some feeling!
Annie: I'm very interested to see how that plays out! My mind is still trying to wrap my brain around who the ghost is.
Francesca: I was pretty sure it was Kaleb before. And I'm still 70% - 75% on Kaleb, but after this book, Vasic is starting to look like another likely possibility. But I just want Kaleb to get a book!
Annie: What about Walker and Lara? Aren't they so sweet together?
Francesca: Lara and Walker were such a nice addition to this book. I thought they were getting their own book before, but I think their story kept the sexual tension going! Loved it! Walker is so strong and sweet and loyal. I loved to see him caring for Lara all the time.
Annie: They had their own bit of tension going on themselves. I loved it! It felt like an added bonus to an already sexy book. Who do you think should get their own book?
Francesca: RIAZ!!!!!! Right now I'm liking his character the most. Mysterious and sexy! So maybe Riaz and Jem??? What do we think about that? I want Riaz to get a mate! LOL He seems so intense. Have we seen Jem before? And after giving him some time to grow up more, I think Kit will have a really hot book.
Annie: LOL! Yes yes! I want more of both!
Francesca: Which brings me to my next question... We met a lot of young wolves, who did you like best?
Annie: Hmm Tai. Kid’s growing up quick!
Francesca: I think Evie (Indigo's sister) sounds like a really cool character. I hope she gets a story even if she doesn't end up with Tai.
Annie: Even if they don't end up together, I would still want to read about them.
Francesca: I also liked that we get to see the dynamics of the SnowDancers as a pack. The strategy, the meetings, the caring for each other...
Annie: Sooo....Team DarkRiver or Team SnowDancer?
Francesca: You should know my answer to that! SNOWDANCER.
Annie: Ok ok I did know that. Me? I'm Team Changeling! LOL I can’t decide!
Francesca: I’m laughing my ass off now. Apparently my boyfriend has our convo on HIS phone somehow and he just told me that there’s this Annie girl texting him about some Lucas dude.
Francesca: He says we’re both retarded! Then he started laughing, LOL!
Annie: This is so embarrassing! Omg, tell him I’m sorry. Next time I text him, I’ll talk about a chick instead, LOL!
Francesca: Okay, he said he’ll respond to that and you can be his secret lover!
Annie: LOL, you got it baby! I wonder what he thought about the gush bucket comment. Never mind. I don’t want to further embarrass myself.
Francesca: OMG I can't stop laughing! Alright, so I have one last question for you... Is it just me being extremely weird, but I have a thing for the RAT, Teijan, what about you?
Annie: Me too!!! Maybe he'll get a book soon? What do you girls think about him? Tell us in the comments!
Francesca: Well, I think we're done! And I'm still Team SnowDancer. What team are you on? VOTE BELOW!!!!
"How was dessert?" she asked, her throat a husky reminder that she'd screamed at the end. A flash of teeth. "I plan to go back for seconds in a bit." She sucked in a breath. "Bad wolf." Sliding down his hand, he tugged at her damp curls. "Hungry wolf."
Her heart, her damned vulnerable heart, had been his from the day she understood what it was he incited against him. She had no true shields against him. Never had. Never would.(less)
Wow! This was just an amazing book. I knew it would be because both characters are amazing and they are both dominating changelings! Their chemistry i...moreWow! This was just an amazing book. I knew it would be because both characters are amazing and they are both dominating changelings! Their chemistry is explosive. And I think I'm in love with Drew, he is the sweetest guy. I will admit that I was getting a bit annoyed at Indigo at times, and wished that she chased after him a bit too, but it all worked out great in the end. And of course, I kept waiting for the glimpses of Hawke and Sienna, I think the next book has been set up perfectly! There's no doubt in my mind now that Sienna will the Hawke's mate (which makes me so happy, it couldn't be any other way) but also there's a great plot to develop.(less)
As usual, this is not one of my favorite series, and it's kinda tough to get through the whole book, however we finally see Faythe mature just a bit....moreAs usual, this is not one of my favorite series, and it's kinda tough to get through the whole book, however we finally see Faythe mature just a bit. But it was a good story, and an entertaining well created world which is why I keep reading it. (less)
Conall:n. Hot as hell, viking sexyness, half vampire half shifter. He has the best of all worlds wrapped up in one. (And me wrapped aroun...more2011 Re-Read
Conall:n. Hot as hell, viking sexyness, half vampire half shifter. He has the best of all worlds wrapped up in one. (And me wrapped around his finger!)
Sinead:n. Total bad ass chick. Sex demon, full time assassin, and the cause of the Apocalypse! My favorite heroine in this series!
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Even more the second time around. There was plenty of action, emotions, romance, steamy scenes and world-changing events.
Sin Fever is killing the warg population, except it's only affecting turned wargs, a little known fact discovered by our hot resident demon doctor Eidolon, and they are trying to keep quiet about it so they don't start a war between born and turned wargs.
Con is torn between having to fulfill a role in the dhampire council and is assigned the role of guinea pig to find a cure for Sin Fever. His body might be creating certain defenses by drinking her blood. But how much more of it can he have before he becomes addicted? And being in close proximity with Sin might be bad for his health. He had a taste of her, body and blood, and now that's all he can think of! All he wants. And isn't it just so convenient that while they are alone together, and he has to protect her, even from her own assassins, he also has to satisfy her demon urges.
Sin and Con will rock your world! They will have you excited, mad, panting, moaning and crying! This was such an emotional ride, and I never wanted it to end!
I'm soooo sad this is the last book in this series, even though there's a spinoff series... I'll miss everyone at Underworld General and all my favorite people! WAR was introduced a bit in this book, and the setup for the next series was laid out, and it all just sounds intriguing. Of course, you have to hate Sin sometimes, she got both hotties! Con AND War! Not fair!!!
One of my favorite series!!!!! Loved this book, there was plenty of action, emotion, romance, steamy scenes, and as always, you get such a good view into everyone's point of view to really be able to get into the whole Demonica World. I'm soooo sad this is the last book in this series, even though there's a spinoff series... I'm guessing we won't get to see too much of Underworld General and all my favorite people!!!!! Please keep them in some way in the next books!!!!! I love Larissa Ione's writing style, the humor put into the dialog. This was the best book in the series! And I LOVED the previous ones!
"Kiss me again without my permission," she whispered against his lips, "and I'll gouge you and sell your balls to a Ruthenian specialty meat shop. Understood?" "You won't do that." He whispered back. "You'd miss them too much." "Men are always overestimating the worth of their genitals."
"Yeah, I need sex or I die. so stop with the obnoxious chaperon shit because I really don't want you anywhere nearby while I'm doing it. And I don't think you want that either." She gave them her sweetest smile. "And I know that the second you're gone, I'm going to ride Con until he begs for mercy."(less)
It was a great book, however I feel like it could've been shorter. It kinda lost me towards the end and I was actually hoping the reading of the last...moreIt was a great book, however I feel like it could've been shorter. It kinda lost me towards the end and I was actually hoping the reading of the last bit went by faster. However, the storyline and characters were great! (less)
This was an excellent ending to the series. Even though now I wish there was more time to see what happens next, but the ending had me in tears, and t...moreThis was an excellent ending to the series. Even though now I wish there was more time to see what happens next, but the ending had me in tears, and the whole storyline in this book was pretty good. (less)
This was a great book, I was crying at the end, in a twisted way it was done perfectly, being that Kye was her soulmate and wanted her in his own way,...moreThis was a great book, I was crying at the end, in a twisted way it was done perfectly, being that Kye was her soulmate and wanted her in his own way, the Kade thing, even though I already knew it was going to happen, I think was unnecessary, and I'll def miss him. Can't wait to finish reading the last book!!! (less)
I like all the prospects!!!! lol I do like Quinn the best but I can tell he always has ulterior motives and he doesn't take care of Riley like he shou...moreI like all the prospects!!!! lol I do like Quinn the best but I can tell he always has ulterior motives and he doesn't take care of Riley like he should. All the other "mates" are HOT! I love Kade and Kellen! Can't wait to keep reading! (less)
Fragile: Handle With Care. This book is so hot it will have you panting and on fire!
This book is one of my favorites in this series. It...more2011 Re-Read
Fragile: Handle With Care. This book is so hot it will have you panting and on fire!
This book is one of my favorites in this series. It just has it all. Starting with my favorite characters, Riley and Mercy. Seriously! To start with.... Riley is just perfect. Yes, he's had a rough past, dealing with the death of both his parents protecting the pack when he was nothing but a child, and then the abduction, torture and almost death of his sister. He's always taken up the responsibility, and the blame at times, for everybody elses lives. Always in control. Always focused. Always thinking. But when he puts all that focus, control and thoughts on one woman, she doesn't stand a chance. I was a puddle at his feet from the first page and that didn't change throughout the book. He is one hot, very dominant, amazing wolf RAWR. You can't help but want to have a tumble in the forest with him... or in the shower... or against the door... no need for a bed really. They are completely overrated.
And lets not leave Mercy behind! She is still to date one of my favorite females in this series, maybe even my favorite. She is a dominant leopard, who struggles with her own dominant tendencies, and who won't settle for anything less in a mate as well. She's completely loyal to her pack and to her family, and she's a damn good sentinel. No wilting flower, she doesn't need anyone to protect her. She can do that better than most males.
That's one thing Riley has to learn to overcome if things can work out between them. Family also has to stick their noses in their relationship, and Mercy's grandmother sends a couple of hot Brazilian male leopards from her pack to see if they could be Mercy's mate.
Now, I wouldn't mind having these two come back to the series and maybe even getting their own books. Eduardo and Joaquin were definitely good alpha male material, and in my opinion, the series does need an infusion of hot felines! And speaking of hot felines... I had completely forgotten about Mercy's brothers. So, how about giving them some books!!! Bastian, Grey and Sage have some potential! Maybe Bastian could be the next DarkRiver book, huh?
And lets not leave aside the storyline progression, action and drama in this book. The Psy are going crazy and the conflict is escalating. The Alliance is striking against changelings, against their own, and provoking a war. They are controlling other psy into some terrible acts. And behind all this psy-craziness, who could be the Ghost? I have my ideas, and I can't wait to find out.
The Kincaid family was, is, and probably will always be my favorite. Definitely the place you would want to be for family dinners, with all the alpha males, testosterone and just too damn hot men, and incredible women. They are the reason why I am TEAM SNOWDANCER.
Riley looked at his alpha. "Is that your pitch to women? Let's get naked?" He snorted. "No wonder your balls are blue." Hawke gave him a one-finger salute. "Go take care of your own balls."
"Don't pull any shit because you want to show off." "Wait a second." She looked down then back up. "Nope, I haven't grown a cock in the last few minutes. I have no need to prove whose is bigger."
"I have something for you." "Yeah? What? Is it shiny?" They both waited until Indigo had jogged away before resuming their conversation. "So," Riley asked, "what have you got for me?" Taking his hand, she placed it palm-down over her heart. It would hurt like a bitch, she thought, but he was hers to protect as much as she was his. "Me." And she opened up her soul, laid herself bare."