I’m going to be honest here. These are three of my all time favorite paranormal authors, and in general as well. So when I saw this antholo4.5 Stars!
I’m going to be honest here. These are three of my all time favorite paranormal authors, and in general as well. So when I saw this anthology was coming out featuring all three of them, I was beyond excited. I got even more excited when I saw that Gena Showalter was finally… FINALLY giving us Dallas’ story. If you have read the Alien Huntress series and subsequently the Otherworld Assassin spin off series you’ll know that we’ve been waiting for his HEA for quite some time. When I say years I’m not even joking. Excited and a little scared I went into this book with very high expectations and I’m pleased to say that it’s satisfied everything on my list. These three paranormal queens rocked it! So let’s jump in with each story.
THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER by Kresley Cole
Immortals After Dark # 1
What is this you say? This is not a new story! Well, my initial feeling as well. Both Larissa and Gena gave us new stories in this anthology and the IAD offering is an UPDATED version of where the series started. I will say this. I have terrible memory and I read this story originally many moons ago. I couldn’t tell you if and what the original/edited content is on this story, so to be fair I’ll leave it at that. If you have better memory than me, please enlighten me in the comments! ...more
I’ve been highly anticipating the release of this book because I really enjoyed the first installment in this series and I couldn’t wait to4.5 Stars
I’ve been highly anticipating the release of this book because I really enjoyed the first installment in this series and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. DEVILS AND DETAILS definitely did not disappoint. It brought the story tighter together for sure and a lot of questions are answered. It was still a hell of a lot of fun to read!
Our heroine, Delaney, is left investigating a couple of supernatural events in this book. First, the disappearance of all the Gods powers. And second, a dead vampire killed using an old blood ritual. I really liked that we get two things to focus on as part of the plot of this book. One simpler to solve than the other, but I loved to see them multi-task on more than one thing. It kept things interesting for me for sure.
I am fascinated by the mix of mythology and creatures in this series and this book interconnects them all quite well in the plot. We get to see more of the werewolves and vampires as well as the Gods and now more humans that know about the supernatural. The big bad in this story was not a huge mystery, I think as soon as it’s mentioned you are lead to believe that’s the unlikely culprit, but it was certainly entertaining to see it unfold.
This series doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s one thing I love about it. The fresh humor continues in this installment while presenting the serious cases our heroine needs to solve. It makes this such a fast and enjoyable read and I find myself turning the pages with pleasure. I find Delaney charming and I love being in her head. She makes me laugh and smile and I’m always rooting for her.
This book will address more of the romance that we were left hanging with in the previous book. Ryder continues to be a character I love reading about and, although in this book he was a bit unsteady because of the muddy waters he was treading, I am so very intrigued by the turn of events and I’m looking forward to seeing it all unfold in the next one. We are left with a cliffhanger again as one of the cases is not completely solved. That just means I’ll be anxiously awaiting the next one in the Spring of 2017.
If you haven’t picked this up yet and you want something different and highly entertaining then give this series a shot. I am so happy I took a chance and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
“Gods could be such drama queens.”
“Little known fact: a room full of angry gods sounds a lot like a bingo hall fight.”
“One grouchy god. Check. One pouty god. Check. Silver lining? Starting a Monday out this bad meant it couldn’t get worse. — It got worse.”...more
Another incredibly sweet story by this awesome duo! And another fun and quirky adventure that the main characters find themselves in. The books these
Another incredibly sweet story by this awesome duo! And another fun and quirky adventure that the main characters find themselves in. The books these ladies write together have no problems with originality and I think that plus the writing style is what keeps me coming back for more and more.
PLAYBOY PILOT is, as you can expect, about a pilot. This is the second book with this theme I’ve read recently but so completely different. Carter is not a jerk, he is quite contrary very loveable. He’s fun and a complete flirt (after all, he is a playboy). And the more we got to peel back his layers the more I fell for him. He’s almost too perfect! He might be (or might’ve been) a playboy but he’s such a good guy. I guarantee you’ll love him from the first page and more with each thing that makes you weak in the knees after.
Our heroine, Kendall, is going through a rough patch where she has to make some serious life choices that will affect her future. She’s a not so spoiled rich girl and finds herself at the airport wanting to run away from her problems and having to make decisions. She needs time to think. At the airport bar while pondering where she should fly to in this thinking mission she meets a sexy man who gives her a hint as to where she should go right before leaving the bar in a rush. Thinking that may be a clue to see him again because that’s where he’s headed she books the flight he suggested and finds herself on a flight to Brasil and on his plane. From their the adventure begins as they spend a lot of time together and get to know each other. I admit I ate every second of it up. I didn’t want to put this book down.
Even though I was mad at the heroines actions towards the end of the story, it also felt right the way it happened. It made sense for the story and for her character and I’m really happy where they ended up, together and in what way. If you’ve read the work by these two before, then you won’t want to miss this one. The sweet romance is strong in this one! There’s even another Chance and Pixie sighting. I love the feeling of these books and hope they continue to write these stories for a while. I know I’ll keep reading them....more
I always enjoy reading a Lexxie Couper story because I am transported to the outback, and the ease with which the author forms her characters always
I always enjoy reading a Lexxie Couper story because I am transported to the outback, and the ease with which the author forms her characters always makes me connect with them. BARE FOR YOU was a lot of what I was expecting in that sense. But for me, it suffered by not being a longer story because the HEA was much too rushed in my opinion and I couldn’t quite believe it in the end.
This opposites attract story was a lot of fun to read. We have a rough around the edges Australian stockman Ryan, and he’s a helicopter pilot in the beautiful and remote areas of the country. He’s also the one that’s proudly out as a gay man. He meets his match when every one of his fantasies come to life in the shape of future Australian Prime Minister Jeremy Craig. They have to spend a few days together as Ryan flies Jeremy around. Their attraction is instant and the sparks between them are scorching!
As much as I enjoyed these characters individually and together, a lot, my problem comes when decisions have to be made about Jeremy’s future. I’m not big on love at first sight and to make such big changes in your life and risk so much for someone you know so little was a hard pill to swallow for me. I would’ve LOVED to see more of these two, them getting to know each other really, before we got to that stage.
But if you’re looking for something quick you can read in one short sitting, that’s hot and sweet and features not one but two hot Australian men, then look no further....more
As a longtime fan of this series, I crack open each book now with high expectations. That can often be the recipe for disaster. But it has never been
As a longtime fan of this series, I crack open each book now with high expectations. That can often be the recipe for disaster. But it has never been the case with the Loving on the Edge series by Roni Loren. Yes, some books are better than others, but there is one thing for certain. She will deliver one well rounded story, packed full of raw emotion and smoldering with sensuality. LOVING YOU EASY did just that.
We have a set of unconventional characters that need to work together. A geek girl that is extremely smart and borderline a hacker working in digital security, often seen as an unattractive tomboy, and two best friends who mean the world to each other but have never crossed the ultimate line to be together. Ren is the sophisticated one of this equation, exuding sex appeal and lots of swagger. He’s also had a rough start in life and was rescued from an early abusive relationship by his now best friend and then neighbor, Hayes Fox. Hayes is the one that spells danger just from looking at him, and the fact he just got out of prison reinforces that image. He’s got the muscles and the broody, dark persona to send your senses tingling.
The three of these unlikely characters worked so well together that I had no reservations in the end about them being able to work it out in the long run. I loved the fact that Ren and Hayes have been friends for so long because the bond between was already very strong. And the fact that Hayes also has a previous emotional bond to Cora helped me along with that as well. Their chemistry in duos or all three together is off the charts! Seriously combustible chemistry coming off these pages. Be warned, you’re in for some squirming.
But I also enjoyed the fact that the pacing of their sexual relationship is slower than usual. It takes time for this story to set up the pieces where they need to lay and I thoroughly enjoyed that. There’s also the added element of the mystery of who is infiltrating the security at Ren and Hayes company that adds a certain edge to the story. Although these guys are part of The Ranch, it’s not heavily mentioned or featured in this story and as usual with Ms. Loren’s story, you can pick this one up without having read the whole series. But why would you want to miss out on the previous amazing stories? Do yourself a favor and pick up this series!
Roni Loren is one of those few authors that can do it all, again and again. I’m never disappointed with her books and this series is still one of my favorites. Each book is so very different in plot, characters, level and variety of kink. But one thing is for certain, we will explore these characters completely and learn what makes them all tick. And I loved every minute of it in this one. I’m ready for the next one!
“Fantasies of you always had a flavor of force.”...more
Lorelei James brings two characters together that have dealt with big blows from life. Cres loved his partner who died a few years ago after a freak
Lorelei James brings two characters together that have dealt with big blows from life. Cres loved his partner who died a few years ago after a freak accident and he hasn’t been the same since. And Brock had his own issues to deal with that have made him a changed man. The one thing that hasn’t changed for both of them was that attraction that once brought them together in a hot physical fling.
STRUNG UP was surprisingly quite drama free for characters that have gone through so much. I was very happy to see that the author didn’t drag this story down with angst as it could’ve easily been. What this novella is packed with is plenty of chemistry! Cres and Breck have that in spades. In and out of the bedroom (or against a wall).
Novellas are always hard because you have to pack so much connection into such a short amount of pages and this one worked very well for me! There is the fact that these two had a connection from before that they just had to rekindle after shelving it for years. That always makes it easier for me to believe in the outcome. But the truth is these guys are two different people than they were back then, and I loved that it means they are now ready for a relationship and being together as two better versions of themselves.
The story has plenty of emotional moments as we find out more of what Breck has been through and as he deals with changing what he thought he wanted out of life. It was nice to see the support from family that Cres always had through his own difficult times. And that constant support system makes this book have that classic feel of family and unity that I love about Ms. James stories. That along with the true western feel of life will surely draw you in and keep you turning the pages.
I would’ve loved to see a little more communication, and there was one thing about how Cres feels about his dead ex towards the end that I didn’t necessarily like as I felt it diminished that part of his life where it wasn’t necessary. But other than that, this was such an enjoyable story and I can’t’ wait to go back in to this world!...more