Secrets of Night is a quick and entertaining novella. It is the first book in a planned series and it whets your appetite for more. The characters areSecrets of Night is a quick and entertaining novella. It is the first book in a planned series and it whets your appetite for more. The characters are well done. They are likeable and interesting. Kierra and Kale have ignored their attraction to each other for years. It gives the characters a history and creditability to the relationship that evolves in this book. The story flows smoothly and comes to a satisfying end. The descriptions are vivid. Even though it’s a novella it manages to convey a complete story. There is action, romance, sex and intrigue. Throw in some paranormal elements and it makes for a very fun read. You’ll want to keep an eye out for future novels by this author. Recommend for fans of Paranormal Romance. ...more
Sleeping with the Wolf is a charming and engrossing novella by Maddy Barone. This is the first book in a planned series taking place in a future worldSleeping with the Wolf is a charming and engrossing novella by Maddy Barone. This is the first book in a planned series taking place in a future world, one that is barren and broken in the aftermath of a nuclear war. It is a very interesting and original premise. This story follows Carla and Taye on their journey towards love. The characters in this book are very well done. Taye is an Alpha hero who is amazingly sweet with Carla. Carla is strong willed and adjusts well to being thrown into a completely new world and way of life. The love story is romantic and the sex it hot. The descriptions are well done; it’s easy to picture the post apocalyptic world the author as created. Fans of Paranormal Romance should delight in this book. It is a joy to read and will leave you looking forward to future books by this author. ...more
Endangered by Mallary Mitchell is a quick and entertaining novella. The story starts with Nate and Cassie already a couple and unfortunately we don’tEndangered by Mallary Mitchell is a quick and entertaining novella. The story starts with Nate and Cassie already a couple and unfortunately we don’t get much background on their relationship. It feels a little incomplete because we are missing that history. On the plus side the plot of this novella is an interesting one and there is a bit of mystery and danger mixed in. The romance has some steam and Nate and Cassie’s relationship does evolve into something more during the course of the story.
Nate is a sexy character and Cassie is smart and strong but it’s difficult to picture them. The characters aren’t described in with much detail. You just get bits and pieces that fail to give you a complete picture. Endangered is a good story that has some flaws which ultimately make it forgettable. If you’re interested in a short paranormal romance story that will entertain you but doesn’t have much depth then Endangered is recommended for you. ...more
Chain Reaction by Zoe Archer is the second book in her 8th Wings series. It features Celene and Nils as they head out on a mission to capture a traitoChain Reaction by Zoe Archer is the second book in her 8th Wings series. It features Celene and Nils as they head out on a mission to capture a traitor and destroy a device that threatens the 8th Wings. It is a Sci-Fi Romance the takes you through outer space to a foreign world that is as dangerous as it is fascinating.
This novella is a quick and entertaining read. And though it is a novella, it still manages to feel complete. Zoe Archer has a talent for writing stories that you can easily sink into as you become a passenger on a grand adventure. Her descriptions are vivid and her characters have depth. The romance between Celene and Nils is well paced with plenty of chemistry. The plot is exciting and flows smoothly. It is a great addition to the 8th Wings series and I look forward to more by this talented author.
Chain Reaction is recommended for fans of Sci-Fi Romance. ...more
Heated Mating is the first story in the Lumineta series by Savannah Stuart. It’s a short Erotic Sci-fi Romance. I found it to be heavy on the sex andHeated Mating is the first story in the Lumineta series by Savannah Stuart. It’s a short Erotic Sci-fi Romance. I found it to be heavy on the sex and lacking in substance. The plot is basically based on lack of communication and sex. It’s sci-fi but doesn’t really have a sci-fi feel to it. It takes place on another planet. The hero is a native to that planet but speaks just like someone from earth would speak. The culture is different in that the males greatly outnumber the females, so the custom is for the females to have two mates.
From the beginning this story feels as if we’ve started a book in the middle. The heroine, Saroya has just lost one of her mates Gabe. Her other mate is Linc. Though he is technically mated to Saroya, it has been in name only. He has always kept his distance because he knows he could never share Saroya with another, even his brother. Honestly, had he just communicated how he felt in the beginning this story could have been over in a few pages. It just wasn’t very interesting. The characters never get a chance to have any depth. It’s, lack of communication and sex on repeat until they do communicate enough to be happy, then sex again and the end.
Heated Mating is an okay read. It just wasn’t for me.
*Review copy received from CrushStar Multimedia LLC, via NetGalley. ...more