If you want to unwind a bit with a fun and sexy paranormal story, then the Midnight Liaisons series is just the right fit for you! I always have such
If you want to unwind a bit with a fun and sexy paranormal story, then the Midnight Liaisons series is just the right fit for you! I always have such a great time reading these and can usually gobble them up pretty quick. This was a one sitting kind of read.
In this case, Marie, who works at the Midnight Liaisons supernatural dating agency, is looking for a supernatural date. She shouldn’t be using the agency’s database for her own purposes but she has a noble cause. She knows she’s dying and she wants a vampire to turn her. In her quest and bad dates, were cougar Joshua, well known playboy, offers to help her. While keeping in the back of his mind that his true intentions are to keep her for himself.
I think the fact that these are two lovable characters is obvious from the get go. I was immediately attached to Marie because of her personality. She’s fun and she’s got a bit of an attitude. She’s the type of girl you would love to just sit and chill with. Of course, you can’t help but think that Joshua is hot and charming. He didn’t get that reputation for no reason. His struggle will be in overcoming it.
These two had some tough obstacles to battle to get to their HEA and I think the author made it just tough enough while not over doing it. I really enjoyed seeing the ways their relationship progressed. For anyone who loves friends to lovers stories, they’ll enjoy this one. MUST LOVE FANGS packs an action punch towards the end, in between all the fun and sexy. There wasn’t a boring minute of it!
Reading this series always reminds me a bit of watching the show The Millionaire Matchmaker. It’s always fun to see the ways that people come to the agency looking for a booty call or eternal love. And they seem to employ only people that have a lot of character so it’s never boring reading about them. Definitely a series I recommend!...more
Ahhh Sebastian! *swoons* He is the perfect man. Old-time gentleman, shy, knows what he wants and fights for it, just... perfect! I wish I had my own SAhhh Sebastian! *swoons* He is the perfect man. Old-time gentleman, shy, knows what he wants and fights for it, just... perfect! I wish I had my own Sebastian!
OK, so now that I got that out of the way... Kaderin is a valkyrie and she's been "cursed" with not being able to feel for a thousand years, since the death of her sisters, who were killed by a vampire. She is tough (as all valkyrie are), loves and lives for killing vampires and for the Hie (like the Amazing Race). That whole concept was new and interesting. Kaderin always enters (and wins) this race and this year is no different. Well, except for the fact that before it starts she hears of a vampire in a castle and goes there to slay him, but realizes that she can't. She is his Bride, and because of him, after so long, she starts to feel again. She in turn wakes him from years of misery.
Sebastian is Nikolai Wroth's brother. He was turned by Nikolai against his will and has hated being a vampire during his whole existence. He just wishes for final death. And Kaderin is the one supposed to bring it to him, which he is fine with, until he realizes she's His. The one for him. His Bride. And he will do anything to have her, protect her, cherish her, and live eternity with her.
While Kaderin has to compete in the Hie, Sebastian enters as well, with the intention of wining for her. The prize seems to be something she wants above all other things. A key to go back in time twice. He doesn't think it could work, and he doesn't know why she wants to get it, but he is determined to help her or win it for her. They have some competition, and some tough competition in the form of Bowen, the lykae who we met in the previous book, and who wants the key to go back in time and rescue his dead mate.
There a lot of action, intrigue, and some pretty amazing sexual tension and eventually, yes, sex. And even though Sebastian is not a virgin, he's not the most experienced in that department so it's up to Kaderin to teach him, which he learns quickly, and to be his first in many things.
Their relationship develops perfectly. It's not the "I'm in love" at first sight, their love develops from constantly being together, liking each other, their company, their support. Even though there were no major events in the overall world for this series, this was an excellent book and I'll be looking forward to reading the next one soon!...more
What has happened? Is it possible that Richelle Mead is losing her touch with me? I have to admit that THE FIERY HEART was better in my opin3.5 stars
What has happened? Is it possible that Richelle Mead is losing her touch with me? I have to admit that THE FIERY HEART was better in my opinion than THE INDIGO SPELL but was it what I wanted to see? Not so much.
The book starts out a bit slow. Sydney’s sister Zoey is in town and cramping on Zoey’s style. How can she be a rebel alchemist with her sister following her every step? She manages to do so and continues in her pursuit of magic. Her relationship with Adrian is another thing she has to hide and sneak around her sister to continue, but she does a pretty good job at it. I am starting to believe that yes, Sydney is completely in love with Adrian. But her mechanical thought process sometimes can drive me a little crazy. Doesn’t help that I think Adrian should end up with someone with a completely different passion and personality.
Then there’s Adrian. I leave him for last because he’s a major source for my displeasure. I have come to the conclusion that Richelle Mead must really not like Adrian. I have loved his beautiful soul and his cocky attitude from the very beginning. After seeing Rose trample all over his heart, I was glad he would get some happy time even if I didn’t agree with the choice of heroine 100%. But when I have to read about how he constantly puts himself down because he thinks he’s not good enough for Sydney, how she’s so much smarter than him. That she had to explain things using smaller words for his benefit. Really? Those little things just irritated the hell out of me! And it’s not Sydney’s fault, she never made him feel that way. But he needs a confidence boost and I can’t wait to see that happen before my heart just gives up on reading about him getting stepped on.
The book does pick up speed in the last quarter where it seems everything is going wrong and things don’t get any better at the end, where we get hit with a major cliffhanger! The only thing I liked, other than all that going on? The fact that the ending shows some promise for breaking Sydney out of her shell and mental cage in the next book and breaking some more of her molds. She needs to shake up a bit!...more
I am so excited I’ve finally read a Sara Humphreys book! My OCD tells me that I’m cheating because I read book 1 in a spin off series. I may still be
I am so excited I’ve finally read a Sara Humphreys book! My OCD tells me that I’m cheating because I read book 1 in a spin off series. I may still be twitching about that, but I’ll get over it.
After being on what felt like a paranormal fast, TALL, DARK AND VAMPIRE has rekindled my appetite for all things fangy and paranormal.
First of all, I’m a fan of the night club setting for books. Charlaine Harris gave us Fangtasia, Ellen Schreiber wrote about The Coffin Club and J.R. Ward created Zero Sum. I love the paranormal clubs. A bit goth and full of lurking supernaturals. Now we get “The Coven” a hip NYC club run by vampires, and kickass chicks at that.
As I said before, this book ties in with Ms. Humphreys “Amoveo Legend” books but it gives a glimpse of a different side of her supernatural world. Dead in the City is not about her shifters but more about vampires. Olivia is the club owner and also the ruler of the coven. She’s been celibate since she was turned because she lost her human love that same night. She’s also been taking in strays (making vampires of people who needed rescuing). And throughout all these centuries, she’s never forgotten her human love. However she has created some powerful enemies along the way.
I’m a sucker for second chance romances and Olivia does get a second chance to be with the only man she’s ever loved. Doug may be human now but he’s had dreams about Olivia in vivid detail since he can remember. Now that he finally finds her, it’s in the middle of a murder investigation he’s leading which seems to center around her and her club. But the inevitable attraction and pull they have towards one another are greater than any risk and any danger there could be in them being together. Sizzling chemistry!
Vampire politics, big bad councils, love and betrayal. TALL, DARK and VAMPIRE packs a punch of smexy and mystery that will leave you hooked for more. Definitely an enjoyable read which will make me rectify the fact that I haven’t read this author’s work before, sooner rather than later.
Richelle Mead was one of the first authors that I got really into when I started reading again. She has a way of creating worlds and plots that I wan
Richelle Mead was one of the first authors that I got really into when I started reading again. She has a way of creating worlds and plots that I wanted to immerse myself into. This group of characters, sort of, are near and dear to my heart. That being said, I don’t think the Bloodlines series has had the same effect on me. Nevertheless, I was anxiously awaiting the release of this book and HAD to get it as soon as it came out.
And then here’s what happened. After I started reading it, I remembered why I wasn’t in love with this new series. Two words: Sydney Sage. I’m just not sold on hearing this story from her POV. I find her …. uninteresting and dull at times. As this book progressed she did open up a little bit more, to both magic and Adrian. I want to be nice but what the hell. She kind of took the stick out of her @$$ in INDIGO SPELL. That still doesn’t make her anywhere close to Rose in my opinion, but hey, they can’t all be amazingly awesome.
What is amazingly awesome is ADRIAN IVASHKOV. Yes, that has to be said in all caps because that man is so freaking sexy. I love a good bad boy and Adrian always takes the cake. He’s even sexier in this book, if that’s even possible. He’s going full force with putting the moves on Sydney and I really don’t know how she can resist. That smirk, that voice, that everything! He’s really the reason I get excited that there are still books coming out in this series because I never want to stop reading about him. He gives me butterflies in the stomach. Quite simply, I love Adrian Ivashkov. That is all. He doesn’t even have to talk just sit there and smirk and I.JUST.MELT and if he speaks …. I can’t tell you what happens…LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM
But yes there is a story here. I feel like every book in this series is something else being thrown in the plot instead of wrapping up loose ends, but maybe it’s all preparing us for one epic final battle. INDIGO SPELL is basically two things, the introduction of Marcus Finch and his group of rogue Alchemists and Sydney learning to wield magic.
Marcus Finch was pretty cool, I am looking forward to see more about where he will play in the story but I’m sure it’ll be big. Eddie (love him) and the usual suspects were also around in this one and have their own subplot going on.
But overall, I felt this book suffered from the rollercoaster syndrome, and I don’t mean that in the great sense of “it took me for a wild ride”. I mean the ups and downs. There were times I was so into the book and glued to the pages…errrrr the ipod? And then there were times that I could care less and actually put the book down for a bit.
One thing is for sure. I am ready for more Adrian and I’m looking forward, especially after that ending, to more amazing things to come for him now that Sage finally opened her eyes and realized the catch she has. I guess she better watch her back because I’m coming after her, that boy is mine!
On a side note… What do you all think of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY casting? Are you excited about that movie or what??? I can barely contain my excitement....more
Well, it is not often that I say this but there is such a thing as too much sex in a book. I usually enjoyThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Well, it is not often that I say this but there is such a thing as too much sex in a book. I usually enjoy Ms. Day's writing and the stories she comes up with, but in this mix of paranormal and sci-fi I have to say I think the actual storyline fell a bit short.
There is a story, it's not all sex 24/7, don't want to give you that impression. Sable is a bounty hunter and Derek is some sort of special agent. Sable is trying to bring in some big guys and Derek, who is "on leave" from work is being most helpful. Of course the only reason Derek is hanging around is because he's been lusting after Sable for over two years and has decided to finally make her his.
But nothing is as it seems. There's more to Sable and even to Derek than meets the eye, they are not just bounty hunter and special agent. That was my favorite twist of the story.
They are, however, both vamps. And being in close proximity and working together they both have needs to fulfill. Blood and sex. From the beginning, their relationship means more to both of them than just sex but Sable is fighting it every step of the way.
But again, like I said, I would've given this a higher rating had it been a bit less sexual. I think when she's trying to fix her ship would probably not have been the most appropriate time for Derek to think "damn I have to have her right now". Everything should have their place and time and reason. *shrugs* But this may be just me.
For a short story it did manage to cover a lot of ground as far as what was going on. There's the bad guys Sable is chasing down, Sable is being chased down by someone who wants her dead probably, there's a traitor in the agencies ranks, and then there's also the issue of Sable's maker wanting her to come back to him and playing at being his mate.
All in all it was entertaining and since I already got the next one I will be reading it soon. ...more
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.
After the ups and downs we've had with this series, I have to say this was the book with the least amount oThis review was posted at Under the Covers
After the ups and downs we've had with this series, I have to say this was the book with the least amount of surprises! Biting Cold picks up exactly where Drink Deep left off, with Ethan and Merit in a car heading to the midwest looking for Mallory. Their mission was just to stop her from getting the Maleficium, the book that would unleash all evil.
But quickly the story turned more complicated and the Maleficium issue was solved a bit too fast, but in an indirect way it caused an even bigger problem. This time Senator Tate is back and we finally get to find out more about him and what he is. After he touches the Maleficium as Mallory is casting a spell, Tate basically clones himself. So now there are two Tates on the loose and justice killings start happening in Chicago.
I feel that Merit did quite a bit of maturing in this book. Having to deal with her best friend turning evil and betraying her hit her pretty hard but she still cares about her and wants to do everything possible to protect her, even if that doesn't mean forgiving her. Ethan has come back a completely different guy, obviously now he feels Mallory's presence in his head and causes him to lose control. Their relationship, and Ethan's attitude in particular about their relationship, got on my nerves for most of this book. I was actually rooting for her hooking up with someone else, even if temporary.
In the end, the fact that he's changed now also brought forward an Ethan that showed a lot more emotion in and out of the bedroom. I thought I was going to cry when he mouthed "I love you" to her.
There was also such a great cast of characters in this book: Lindsey is adorable as always, Luc was too (even if we got to see him wearing his cowboy boots...and only his cowboy boots), Catcher was also around but as expected so different as well. And lets not forget Jeff and Gabriel. I do like my shifters! But other than the normal vamps, shifters and witches that we are used to reading about in this series, we also got fairies, gnomes, angels and demons. And then of course there's Mallory. I was so upset with her but I couldn't stay angry. I actually started feeling bad for her and what's she had to endure.
Lets not forget the big bad guy of this book, Senator Tate. Or the two of him that are out running around. He's bad, he's good. We get to find out so much more about him and it was also good to close that chapter of the series.
In a way this book felt as if it was tying up loose ends to end the series. And then the ending came. Not that I consider this ending a cliffhanger but some might. Lets just say Cadogan House will now be running differently and seeing as such. I think it'll make for a very interesting book to come next and maybe a little bit less politics.
"Imagine a roaring fire in the dark depths of a Chicago winter. Imagine the warmth of the fire against your skin -" "I'll probably be wearing flannel pajamas," I teased, but Ethan wasn't fazed. He leaned in, his lips at my ear. "You'll be wearing nothing but your Cadogan medal and a smile, Sentinel." "Is that a prediction?" "It's a promise."
"You know what I need?" I asked. "A chocolate fountain?" Ethan suggested. "A complete paper set of the Encyclopedia Britannica? A lifetime supply of grilled meat?" "I like all those ideas, but I was thinking a magical spray I can use on Mallory to wash the crazy off her." "Like Lysol for evil?" Paige asked. "Something like that, yeah."
Elijah Reynolds is one sexy as hell lycan (wish I could take him home). After the lycans rebeled and left AdThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Elijah Reynolds is one sexy as hell lycan (wish I could take him home). After the lycans rebeled and left Adrian, Elijah fell into the Alpha role. He's the strongest and a natural leader. And that is what Syre wants him on his side. So he sends Vashti, his second in command, to form an alliance with the lycan rebel alpha.
Vashti's mate had been killed by a lycan and Elijah was set up to take that fall and be blamed. Then Vashti killed Elijah's brother. But since A TOUCH OF CRIMSON Elijah has wanted Vashti even though he shouldn't have. They are all wrong for each other but their attraction is more powerful than any of these things.
Vashti (LOOOOOOVE HER!) is a very strong female to an even stronger male. She hasn't been with anyone since her mate but even then no one has made her feel and want like Elijah. They hunger for each other in the most primal way. It's hot and I didn't want it to end!!!
And this book is not just an amazing couple, the story actually progressed a lot in this book. I was surprised by some developments and I really can't wait to see what the last installment in this trilogy has in store. We even had some Adrian and Lindsay in this story.
This has been an amazing year for Sylvia Day books for me and this one was no exception. Action packed, story driven, sensual and raw. An un-put-downable story!
How is it possible that even though I love this author, this book was beautifully written, the story was amaThis review was posted at Under the Covers
How is it possible that even though I love this author, this book was beautifully written, the story was amazing and interesting, and Adrian Ivashkov is in the story, I'm only giving this a 4 star instead of 5? Well, see I keep expecting Sydney to turn into Rose and stop acting and thinking the way she does. But then I realize that this is no longer Vampire Academy, and we are now in Sydney's head, and Sydney is human and an alchemist. She was raised with a sense of duty and a fear and repulsion to all things vampire and magic.
For her to now be working with and protecting them is a big step. To be dealing with magic, whether it be human magic or moroi magic, it's a big step. And to somehow develop a close relationship and maybe even feelings for one of them, well... that might just be too far out of her comfort zone.
In this story, Sydney and the whole gang will have to deal with a group of humans that have taken it upon themselves to kill strigois and they seem to have targeted Sonya, as they believe she's still strigoi.
Sydney did a lot of growing up and opening her eyes in this book, I'll give her that. There's still a lot more for her to go through, but this was a good beginning. Dimitri was in this book as well, quite a bit... *fangirl squeeeeeeee and cue drooling all over the keyboard* ok sorry, got myself in check there. Eddie is awesome as always, while still in love with Jill and loving her from afar, he's the rock of the group, the back up, the protector. Jill got on my nerves a bit, she was just there creating drama with her love life, seemed like to me. I think she still has more growing up to do, and I was actually happy with the ending of her little drama.
OK so now I have to talk about Adrian. He is the reason why this series works for me. Yes, yes the author is great, but if I was left with the rest of the group without Adrian I don't think I would keep reading. Adrian is so complex, he's good and he's bad. He drinks and he smokes, he's loud and obnoxious at times, he always speaks his mind even when it's not appropriate, and somehow I wouldn't change anything about him. When he starts spending time with Sydney in this book (in a friendly and platonic way) while at the same time she's dating a human boy, there's just no comparison. He would've swept me off my feet in no time. I could keep going on about how much I love Adrian, but I won't bore you with the unnecessary commentary. He is the best! That's all you need to know. Which is why I wanted to sucker punch Sydney in the face and kick her while she was down by the end of this book. Nuff said. Now to wait for the next one....more
I've been wanting to read this series for quite some time now, mainly because I looooooove Erin McCarthy's wThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I've been wanting to read this series for quite some time now, mainly because I looooooove Erin McCarthy's writing in her contemporary stuff and this one looks like fun. And it was fun. Just not exactly what I expected, maybe?
So we have Ethan Carrick who is the head of the vampire council and running for re-election. He's campaign manager recommended that he should get married and settle down in order to give a good image while running for re-election. And he finds the perfect candidate. Brittany Baldizzi is a dentist, she's sweet, giving, a good person. She is also an Impure, half vampire half human, although she's not aware of it. She should fit the bill perfectly. Except she doesn't stir any interest in Ethan.
After he controlled her mind to have her living with him (at his casino hotel at any rate) her sister Alexis comes in guns blazing to rescue her sister. And now that is exactly what Ethan was looking for. A woman with fire and passion that can challenge him. But she is not good for his image. While dealing with all this, they will also have to deal with assassination attempts on Ethan.
So now the storyline was cute, it's fun and light and humorous. Ethan is pretty sexy although I wouldn't drop any of my other harem hotties to fit him in. But Alexis got a bit on my nerves at times. Yes, sometimes there CAN be too much snark. The ending was a bit abrupt as well, all of a sudden all these things happened and then they were spending eternity together.
I am still very much intrigued to see what happens in the next book, although I can say that this series can't compare to Fast Track....more
The premise of this series is very interesting. There are some aspects that I found extremely original and can't wait to see more of this world develop. As the first book in the series there was a bit of explaining things but it wasn't overwhelming to the point that it interfered with my enjoyment of the book.
"I want to fuck you, Jessa. I want a night of pure, down and dirty sex with you. I want to make you come over and over." He took a shuddering, shaky breath. "I want to hear you scream my name at the top of your lungs. Now you know what I'm thinking about."
So let me explain why he seems to be coming on a bit too strong. Broder has been an immortal for a century and he has been part of the Brotherhood for that long. They are warriors that pretty much belong to Loki, a temperamental God who made them all immortal because they had committed some pretty bad crimes. Loki cursed Broder to not be able to have sex with anyone until the one woman that was for him came on the 1000 anniversary of his mortal death. And the day has come and his "chastity belt" has come off.
Jessamine was in theory everything he could ever hope for to get as his mate. Except that she got on my very last nerve! Not so much her personality but her hot and cold attitude towards Broder. She was just a bit TOO MUCH of a "cock-tease" to the point that I just wanted to slap her sometimes. Either you want him now or you want to wait, but quit doing this to him!!
Broder has a secret in his past and it has to do with Jessamine too. Now that he found her he will have to protect her. See she is actually a sort of powerful witch who doesn't know anything about her own powers. Her true family wants her back, the bad guys want her out of the picture. And she will have to trust Broder, a complete stranger, to protect her.
My favorite part of this world was the bad guys. Some sort of blood drinkers that when killed shatter into shards of ice. Hell is frozen not hot, ice not fire. I thought that concept was very cool. And the Brotherhood members are made immortal by having that ice embedded in their heart. I'm intrigued to see what's to come in the series.
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."
Caridad Piñeiro is turning up the heat! I am amazed at how she managed to make me care about the charactersThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Caridad Piñeiro is turning up the heat! I am amazed at how she managed to make me care about the characters in such a short story. This is not usually an easy task but in this case, job well done!
Adrian, a vampire, was so attracted to Eliza, a human, that when he found out she would most likely die from an illness, he decided to make her an offer...to make her his consort. She takes care of him, in return she gets some of his blood which grants her eternal youth and immortality, just as long as he's still around.
They've been together for a very long time and Eliza has fallen in love with him, has watched him being with other girls, never with her. And it may be the time has come when she can't take it any longer and wants her freedom. It just hurts too much to be so close to him and not be with him.
They've both hidden their feelings for each other, they've both been with other people, and it was nice to see them together at the end. Well, that and extremely hot! Could've been longer, and left me wanting more. But what we got was great and it steamed up my e-reader. And did you know this was available on audio too? Very cool! Even though I didn't personally listen to it.
This has been a highly anticipated book for me. We are getting close to the Apocalypse, will they be able toThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This has been a highly anticipated book for me. We are getting close to the Apocalypse, will they be able to prevent it or will all hell literally break loose? At the end of Immortal Rider Regan, a member of the Aegi, had volunteered to have sex with Thanatos and get pregnant. The whole thing went down with all kinds of betrayal and I couldn't help but feel like beating Regan to a pulp by the end of that book.
Lethal Rider starts eight and a half months later. Regan is very much pregnant and in the custody of the Aegis and Thanatos has been in a hellhound saliva induced frozen state for that whole time, not knowing Regan was pregnant. When the hellhound saliva wears off before it should and he's able to escape and goes straight for that pull he has towards Regan, he finds it's not just her, she's carrying his child, so he kidnaps her to bring her to his home and keep her safe until she gives birth to his agimortus, or baby.
I know some people are thinking "How could I be ok with her after what she did?" and I admit I felt a little bit like that but I understood her reasons why in this book perfectly. It's her past, the way she views herself and her relations with others and her loyalty to maybe the wrong people. I thought it was great that Thanatos took his time getting past that and it wasn't a magical "everything is ok now" moment. And of course, this is Thanatos we are talking about. Sexy bad boy, I just can't get enough of him!
What a rollercoaster of destruction and mayhem everywhere! The land down under has been taken over by hell, Pestilence is causing so much chaos everywhere, getting allies in all the wrong places, and destroying everything in his path.
What can you expect? Some things are not what they seem, angels, Aegi and vampires will throw you for a loop. Seems like you can't trust anyone! I loved seeing some of the past of Reseph's life, it wasn't much but it showed a caring side to him, and I admit I had to laugh at his music preferences! I feel this started setting him up as a character that we should like.
There are also some minor and major clues about the origin of the horsemen so watch out for the clues in this book, as well as more information about the daywalker vampires and Thanatos role in their existence.
There's just enough of the secondary characters that I love. Kynan, Wraith, Shade, Eidolon, Conan, Limos, and even a bit of Arik. I can't help but love that Ms. Ione keeps her old characters present and involved in her series.
So am I ready for Reseph now? Since I won't tell you what happens in this book, then I can only say after this one, you'll only want to get Rogue Rider that much faster!!!
I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all I was under the impression this was a new series, my misThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all I was under the impression this was a new series, my mistake, and I'm not up to date with the Primal series by Ms. Byrd. Some people are saying it's a spin off, some people are saying it's a continuation of the series, however if you haven't read the rest of the Primal Instincts series it might not work as well for you as it should. I might've been a little lost starting out. I feel that maybe my feelings would be a lot different if I had that background.
However, I had an immediate crush on the hero of this story. Ashe is very alpha and very hot, protective, intelligent and doesn't fight the way things are going for him and Juliana. He knew Juliana was his mate even before they get thrown in a situation in this book, but figured he could stay away from her. Not now. But Juliana was just ok for me, not great not bad, just your average heroine that has some TSTL moments but that has a bit of a tortured past so you can't help but feel bad for her.
The actual story had a lot of potential. Juliana just escaped prison and is seeking Ashe's help to protect her family after her and the rest of the members of her family had assassination orders taken out on. Ashe is really her only hope. He's a sort of an enforcer or cop, so he wars with his instincts of doing what's right and bringing her in, or helping her. The catalyst there being the fact that he knows she's his mate and have already started The Burning.
They spent a lot more time dealing with the sexual issues they had, and taking care of them they did, than actually dealing with the assassination attempts and the people that were after them. All the dirty work seemed at times to be behind the scenes. Now that is not a major concern but in my opinion the parts I enjoyed the most about the book where "under the covers".
I do enjoy the world that Ms. Byrd has created. I've enjoyed it in the past and this was no different, the writing was also great. Now I just have to go back to finish reading her Primal Instincts series so I'm up to date!...more
The Darkyn world is a bit dark and seductive. I haven't read anything by Ms. Viehl before but thisThis review was posted at Under The Covers
The Darkyn world is a bit dark and seductive. I haven't read anything by Ms. Viehl before but this sounded really good so I had to give it a try. I think the author did a great job at explaining everything in the world that if you haven't read her Darkyn series you could pick this up and understand it.
Not knowing him from the previous series, the hero of this story, Korvel, I think is great. He's caring, first for his duty, which he follows blindly going to retrieve a scroll that holds the secret to immortality, but then he can be so tender with his heroine. Simone, is a tresora, a human servant of the Kyn. She's lived her life in a convent with blind nuns waiting for the day she will have to step up and protect the scroll. The two of them together compliment each other during their search and battles, but they also have great chemistry as a couple!
There were so many twists in this story which were very nice, some unexpected and some a bit predictable. There was plenty of action, which I liked! But I also really enjoyed the secondary characters in the book, I believe they are a previous couple, Gabriel and Nicole. She's soooo much fun! I loved her attitude and personality, I am really looking forward to going back and reading her book. Looking forward to reading more from this author!
Lucian, the rebel. Lucian, the don't-have-a-care badass. Lucian, the next in line Breeding Male. He carriesThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Lucian, the rebel. Lucian, the don't-have-a-care badass. Lucian, the next in line Breeding Male. He carries the gene that will likely turn him into the Breeding Male, a mindless creature that will only know and want to mate with any female and impregnate them. This guarantees he will never have a mate like his brothers. And also, the transformation shouldn't be happening yet. He should've had another century to prepare.
But Bronwyn drank from him and activated this process and now his body is slowly going through changes, feeling urges. Feeling a connection to Bronwyn. Feeling a deep want. But he can't allow himself to have her. That would seal his fate.
So when he hears that she is to be mated to another, that she bears another males' mark, he should be happy. Except he's not. And he's not at all happy when she is kidnapped by one of the Beasts and kept captive by Cruen. Only Lucian can rescue her. And by doing that he'll be sealing both their fates.
Lucian and Bronwyn worked well as a couple. Lucian is over the top, loud and arrogant. He is also one hell of a dirty talker ;) This might've been extremely helpful to virginal and unsure Bronwyn. And slowly she lost her inhibitions too. There wasn't a lot of fighting the attraction coming from this veana. And she should've had every right to fight it being that she was now facing the Breeding Male, the one creature that had ruined her sister's life and that she swore she would do anything to avoid.
Action and romance packed, with plenty of snark and some hilarious one liners. This book kept me entertained and dying to see how things could get fixed. Even though the solution at the end was pretty simple!
And speaking of the end... there's a twist at the end I wasn't expecting. This will lead into the next book and it will be most interesting. We also get to know the Beasts a little bit better. Who are they? Are they truly controlled by Cruen? And what is the Orders role in all this? We'll have to wait and see.
Lothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what heLothaire the Enemy of Old. He's arrogant, self-centered, selfish, powerful, driven, egotistical, ruthless. He wouldn't stop at anything to get what he wants. His only fear is betrayal. Betrayal by the ones he cares about, which is why he stopped letting people close.
Ohh but how I've loved his badass self throughout this series and this book was off-the-charts amazing. Completely different than a lot of the books in this series, this author never ceases to amaze me. She can create a completely different story every single time.
He's known his bride was Elizabeth since she was nothing but a human teenager. A mountain redneck human teenager, with no class and very little education at that. He never thought he could be paired with one such as her. Until Saroya possesses Ellie's body. That must be his bride. Fit to rule alongside him when he recovers his kingdoms! To free Saroya, he must destroy Ellie's soul. But he can't do that without La Doradas' ring. RRIIINNNNGGGGGGGG
I'm not telling you what happens, all I want to say is this: Lothaire is one bad, ruthless vampire, but he will make your body shudder and your girly bits quiver! He is so sexy! So in charge and in control! Ellie is very sweet and maybe just the right personality for him, and definitely the right species to bring him down a notch.
They've both been through so much but there were times when my heart would break for Lothaire, what he has suffered, why he is the way he is. And the moment he realizes that others have tried to help him and have been there for him is priceless.
And how can we forget the valkyries, crazy as always, love them. Best of all Nix. She has her lucid moments and her crazy ones, but when the haze in her head has to clear she manages to show us a bit more of her true self in this book. And all the new characters? Ohh the possibilities!
And the last thing I just have to say... if you've never listened to an audiobook, do yourself a favor and get this one. Robert Petkoff brings Lothaire to life, with a perfect and very sexy accent, and enough emotion in telling this story that I felt I was actually watching it play out in front of me.
In case all that was too much to decipher: I.L.O.V.E.D.T.H.I.S.B.O.O.K....more
I was pleasantly surprised with this story. Having read the previous one and thinking we were going to get aThis review was posted at Under The Covers
I was pleasantly surprised with this story. Having read the previous one and thinking we were going to get a bit more of the Underworld politics and relations with the fae, it came as a shock that the main characters for this story are a lone vampire assassin, Natalia, who is a pretty kick ass chick and has lived with a resentment towards werewolves because her own mate was one and the pack turned against her (many many moons ago). The hero? A sexy and open minded Alpha werewolf who likes to and is skilled at using rope ;)
She's in his territory hunting a rogue werewolf killer who is actually besting her at every chance he gets. She needs Cristian's help. Even though she hates to admit it.
Both the hero and heroine in this story were very likeable. No stupid moments, plenty of funny banter and who can resist an alpha that, even though he's going against pack logic, wants a vampire!
The story was also interesting with the werewolf killer . We only get to see the Queen of the Underworld and the mention of the fae towards the end so now I'm curious to see if that's the route we'll see in the next book.
I definitely recommend this series. They're not extremely long but they pack all the story you need, lots of hotness and humor, and all with great writing!
Did I mention already how much I love the covers for this series? Yes? They are awesome!
Now onto the book. Chrysabelle has stayed away from Malkom since coming back to Paradise City and the events at Corvinestri. This annoyed me a bit. She had made a promise to him to go the Aurelian to try and break his curse but with everything that happened she can't go back to Corvinestri. Does she realize what he did for her? So she just sends him blood with Doc in the meantime.
And then there's Doc. He's devastated over the death of Fiona but turns out she's not really all the way dead again. Wow this girl has gone through so many stages of death I can't begin to describe it. So he's looking for a way to bring her back to life.
While all this is going on Tatiana comes to Paradise City now with her new abilities she can sort of shapeshift into anyone she wants and she uses that ability to her advantage to try and find Chrysabelle and the Ring of Sorrows.
And that Ring has brought yet another player into the mix. Creek is a human vampire slayer for the Kubai Mata. Everyone seems to think this group is a fairytale. I actually really liked Creek as a character but of course, this wouldn't be a good UF series if you don't introduce a good ol' love triangle, right?
Yep! You got it. Creek wants Chrysabelle. Even though his job is to protect Chrysabelle and get the Ring of Sorrows back to the Kubai Mata. And even though now Malkom wants to stake his claim on her, which by the way I thought was really cute! The bickering and arguing between Malkom and Creek was entertaining but what I don't get is how these two very obviously possessive alpha males are ok with Chrysabelle saying that she basically wants both of them. How is that going to work? I'm extremely curious to see this part of the story unfold in the next book.
And then there's Tatiana. Truly a great villain, she's evil, most of the time things go her way and it's kind of disturbing to read her point of view. She has no care to destroy people's lives of those around her or just whoever gets in her way. I can't wait for her to get her own.
And for the grand finale, well not quite the ending, but what Chrysabelle did at the end was wrong even though was the only thing she could do. It was a bit of a betrayal. The actual ending was a bit anticlimactic but I guess that's because the next book released very close to this one so it's almost like continuing the story. ...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
The House of Comarre is a dark and gritty world. A comarre is basically a human with some special strength, and they are raised and trained to eventually be sold to the highest vampire bidder. They are the food source for vampire nobility. And hence the vampire who pays for them owns their blood rights.
This complex world of vampire politics and world domination plotting kicks off when Algenorn, Chrysabelle's master, is murdered and a precious ring is stolen from his possession.
Chrysabelle was almost at the point in her service where she should've been offered freedom from Algenorn and after finding him dead runs away, thinking she would be the first suspect in the murder.
She now has to prove her innocence while trying to stay alive. And who can she align herself with? Her best bet is an anathema vampire who's been cursed and cast out of nobility. Malkolm is a sexy, tortured hero. He is cursed to drain anyone he drinks from and has not drank directly from a human since the last girl he killed came back to haunt him as a ghost. Fiona is a source of much entertainment, especially when she chooses Chrysabelle's wardrobe. Along with the lowlife vampire and a ghost there's a shape-shifter, her aunt (comarre) and a few other supernatural misfits along the way that will be crucial to clear her name and prevent Tatiana, the evil vampire, from achieving her plans.
I really liked the characters and I loved the complex new world. I was having a bit of a hard time getting adjusted to all the new terms (and I might've glanced back at the glossary a few times) but after 60% I was ok with it. But somewhere around the middle of the book the pace started dragging a bit.
I did enjoy the slow building of the relationship between Chrysabelle and Malkolm and I can see them being great together in the next books. And the twist at the end... I did not see that coming!
Intrigue, action and a sort of raw sensuality as well. It all comes together and promises to be a great series! I can't wait to read more. ...more
Where can I start? This was one of those books that I felt was hyped a lot, the series in general. So what do I do? Rush over to audible and buy the audiobook. Expecting great things. Funny things happen when you're expecting great things.
Let me tell you what I got... I got a bunch of tofu eating, eco friendly, organic supporter immortals (yes, the lot of them), who are not vampires but are made technically the same way as a vampire, except they are gifted humans to begin with so they turn immortal. Main difference between them, vampires go crazy, immortals don't. And the immortals' job is to rid the world of vampires.
OK, this is mostly a great idea. Up until the part that every single thing was over explained to death. There were chapters that felt like some bizarre vampire science class where we learn in great detail about how the blood is absorbed into the body, so they don't really taste it. Anyway. I'm moving on.
But this killed the book for me. It made a story which had some potential into a book that went nowhere fast, was boring, and I ended up so annoyed with the characters I was about to reach through the ipod and go start killing them myself.
Now, I hear book two coming out is amazing AND there are many series out there which I feel book one is a big heaping disaster because the author feels the need to explain the world. Well, we got that out of the way for sure so I will give book two a try and see where the series goes. But it won't be any time soon....more
First off let me give you a warning: if you haven't read Hard Bitten (book 4) then you might want to skip myThis review was posted at Under The Covers
First off let me give you a warning: if you haven't read Hard Bitten (book 4) then you might want to skip my review until you've gotten to that point in the series. I can't fully state my complains about certain things in this book without giving away a major spoiler for the previous book.
So after a very traumatic ending for most of us readers, yes a lot of tears were shed, and a long wait to find out what happens next to see how Ms. Neill will solve this dilemma, I couldn't have been more excited to get my hands on Drink Deep two weeks early.
This book has a very end-of-the-world feel. The lakes and rivers are turning black, the sky is turning red and the city of Chicago is freaking out and blaming the vampires!
Merit is still grieving after the death of Ethan, but she's been assigned to finding out what's causing these phenomena and to fix them before the humans will cause bigger problems for the vampires. Cadogan House is still under investigation by the council and their new rules are causing havok with the house vampires. And we get to meet a lot more supernatural creatures!
This is also a book of BIG CHANGES. The dynamics of the series as we know it will change in my opinion. So many things were turned upside down and inside out! Most of them had interesting twists and effects and I'm excited to see where they will lead.
But I'll tell you what my biggest issue with this book is. Merit is grieving Ethan's death, yes. It's only been two months since he died. How is it that now that she's got Jonah as a partner, trying to solve the impending end of the world, she actually starts to maybe-sorta feel something like attraction for him or flirting? She sees that he's interested! She should've put her foot down and stop that right away. I was not a fan of that. Like Catcher says, respect his memory. And this has me scared for what's to come, on a personal level.
And does Ethan come back? Wouldn't you like to know! You have to read to find out, I'm not giving anything away!
The other issue I had was the pace of the book, it felt a bit slow at the beginning, and it really got good towards the end, so much that it had me glued to the pages (and up until late in the morning).
I did cry, again, as I've started to expect towards the end of these books. But this time, it was not in the way I expected. I was utterly shocked with how things turned out in the end, and I can't help but be sad for all involved.
At least we don't get much of a cliffhanger ending. Just a bit. So I am anxiously awaiting the release of Biting Cold to embark on a new journey with Merit. Just remember, things are not what they seem, and people are not who you think!...more
This is a pretty short story, or as I like to call them, my quickies in between full length books. And thisThis review was posted at Under The Covers
This is a pretty short story, or as I like to call them, my quickies in between full length books. And this one is HOT.HOT! I guess you can imagine by the "series" this belongs to (1 Night Stands) that it contains pretty much straight to the point sex, but the twist here is although Ellie, a human woman who had recently been dumped, is looking for a no-strings-attached night of fun; Bryce, the sexy vampire that she's paired up with has made it his purpose to sleep with women and help them overcome the pain of their bad relationship.
My one question when I read about these clubs where people can just call in and submit a profile, tell them what kinky stuff they are looking for, and then they get Mr. Hot and Perfect delivered to their door. Where are these places? Do they really exist? LOL
Bryce gives Ellie a night that she won't soon forget, but as she opens up to him and trusts him he realizes he wouldn't mind ending his nights of loneliness and have her by his side.
This was a pretty quick read and the story actually was pretty well developed for a short story. Basically tThis review was posted at Under The Covers
This was a pretty quick read and the story actually was pretty well developed for a short story. Basically there's an open portal allowing demons to escape hell and they're coming after vampires and shifters.
Jace, leader of the shifter pack, has wanted and been in love with the vampire princess Morgan for a long time, and he sees this as the opportunity to finally have her. He offers the vampires an alliance against the demons if they give him Morgan. She is to become his blooded mate.
Of course things are not always as simple as they seem, the vampires think to use the shifter to close the portal.
There's more betrayal ahead, quite a bit of hot sex, even though it seems Morgan's connection to Jace was too instant for my taste. Lust at first sight?
But I did find this a bit boring. For a short story, it took me a long time to finish reading it because I always kept putting it down and reading something else. ...more