The devil is in the details… That is certainly the case in Do or Die, the first book in Suzanne Brockmann’s new Reluctant Heroes series. I ab...more4.5 Stars
The devil is in the details… That is certainly the case in Do or Die, the first book in Suzanne Brockmann’s new Reluctant Heroes series. I absolutely adore a skillfully executed complex and intricate plot and Do or Die delivers. I didn’t find the beginning confusing at all, as some reviewers stated. What isn’t readily apparent in the beginning is quickly revealed. And honestly, I find it much more interesting to learn the plot along with the characters as opposed to a describing paragraph or two in the beginning.
I liked this book a lot for many reasons. The characters are wonderfully done with depth and history. I really got to know and understand them. The plot is masterfully done. It builds up in layers and in the end everything comes together seamlessly. It is exciting, interesting, moving and funny. The romance between Ian and Phoebe is done in way that feels genuine. I loved their interactions together. Ian is rough and tough and Phoebe is smart and charming. The side characters all had unique personalities that stand out and grab your attention. I look forward to discovering who will be the main characters for the next book. I applaud Suzanne Brockmann for a job very well done.
Do or Die is highly recommended to fans of romantic suspense.
Wow! If you’re looking for a vivid and pulse pounding Zombie Apocalypse romance, look no further. Wakin...moreReview first posted on Paranormal Kiss
Wow! If you’re looking for a vivid and pulse pounding Zombie Apocalypse romance, look no further. Waking Up Dead by Emma Shortt fits the bill to a “T”. It’s an exciting, edge of your seat book that grabs hold of you from the very beginning. All you can do it hang on and hope for the best as you zip your way through action, danger, romance, and Zombie’s galore. It’s certainly not for the squeamish. There is blood and pus aplenty but that’s to be expected when ones battling against the walking dead. It fits and added a sense of horror and realism to the story. In fact it’s the details and depth to this story that help to make it great. The characters are interesting and the romance proceeds at a believable pace. Jackson in particular is an intricate and compelling character. I loved both her and Luke. They were perfect for each other. And the ending… talk about intense! I don’t think I blinked the entire last chapter. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed Waking Up Dead and I eagerly await the next book in the series.
Waking Up Dead is highly recommended for fans of Zombie Post-Apocalyptic romance.(less)
Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley is the second book in the Chaos series but can be read as a stand-alone...moreReview first posted on Paranormal Kiss
Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley is the second book in the Chaos series but can be read as a stand-alone novel. I have to admit that prior to this book I wasn’t sure if I would like Hop or Lanie but I’m happy to say that I ended up really liking both characters. They each have drama and their relationship is a volatile one which helps keep the book interesting. I liked that Lanie gave as good as she got and she wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself. She and Hop both make mistakes and jump to conclusions but they are able to work through those same mistakes.
I loved Hop. He has some truly sigh worthy lines. If you liked Shy, you’ll love Hop. The incident that occurred in Motorcycle man that paints Hop in a bad light is explained thoroughly in this book. Lanie wasn’t the bitchy drama queen that I thought she was going to be, from the way she was described in the beginning of the book. Sure she was dramatic but not over the top, off your rocker dramatic. She has a good heart and was still working to overcome what happened to her 8 years prior when her fiancé was killed. Hop plays a big part in helping her work through her emotional barriers. Their story grabs you from the first page to the last. Kristen Ashley has a talent for writing stories that resonate with emotion and Fire Inside doesn’t disappoint. I look forward to her next novel.
Fire Inside is highly recommended to fans of Contemporary Romance. (less)
http://paranormalkiss.webs.com/apps/b... A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear is a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Heart of the Wolf Series. The...morehttp://paranormalkiss.webs.com/apps/b... A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear is a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Heart of the Wolf Series. The story is fun, fast paced and exciting. The romance unfolds beautifully managing to be both steamy and endearingly romantic. It takes place on an island paradise where beauty abounds and danger lurks. The hero is Duncan, a sexy highland wolf that will win your heart. He is strong and Alpha without being overbearing. He is drawn to Shelley, the independent American wolf, from the instant he senses her and as much as he doesn’t want to be distracted from his mission he can’t help but pursue her. Duncan is charming and protective of her as they both find themselves drawn together, yet resistant to the inevitable. Shelley is good hearted and smart, she isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and stand up for herself. They are a perfect match and the chemistry between them is so sizzling it’s a wonder the pages didn’t start smoking.
A Howl for a Highlander is an excellent blend of fun, romance, action and sex. It is highly recommended for fans of paranormal romance.
Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy is the first book in the Magic & Mayhem series.
It is truly a splendid tale. It’s a story about a young woman, Nexi, who discovers that there is a lot more to the world than meets the eye and she soon realizes why she has always felt as if she didn’t belong. Nexi is a supernatural, half witch and half guardian. When she was still a baby she was placed in the care of human parents and her powers were suppressed in an effort to keep her hidden and safe from Lazarus, a dangerous and evil Vampire.
The characters in Werewolves Be Damned are superb. Nexi is the kind of heroine that you love to read about. She is strong, witty and full of spunk. She doesn’t take crap from anyone and gives as good as she gets. We get to see her as grows into the person she was always meant to be. Kyden is her mentor in the Otherworld and her love interest. He is a hero that will have you sighing with envy. Kyden is confident, sexy and strong, a fine example of an alpha male. The romance between him and Nexi unfolds beautifully throughout the story. There are steamy scenes as well as sweet and touching ones.
It is such a joy to read a book that you love every part of, one that not only fulfills but exceeds your expectations. Werewolves Be Damned is just such a book. It is a perfect combination of all the elements. The world Stacey Kennedy created is magical and creative, it will entertain and intrigue. The plot is exciting, interesting and moving. As you read you become wonderfully immersed in the story. It is a compelling mix of action, humor, sexual tension and romance. You will laugh and you may just shed a tear or two. It gets its hooks into you within the first few pages and once you begin you’ll be hard pressed to pull yourself away.
Stacey Kennedy has talent in spades and it really comes through in this book. Werewolves Be Damned is an exceptional book made all the sweeter by the fact that the story continues. You won’t want to miss this one.
Werewolves Be Damned is highly recommended for fans of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. (less)
Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy is the first book in the Lingering Spirit series. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Ms. Kennedy has done it again and...moreStolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy is the first book in the Lingering Spirit series. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Ms. Kennedy has done it again and written a story that is both unique and completely engrossing. The plot is sexy and interesting. It is a fun mix of mystery, humor, romance and sex. It flows smoothly throughout and the dialog is cleverly written. The romance is erotic, emotional and sweet. As always with Ms. Kennedy, the characters are wonderfully done and help to make this story great. You’ll fall in love with Kipp as you enjoy the interactions between him and Tess and you’ll find yourself holding your breath as you wait to see what happens next. You won’t want it to end and it will leave you anxious for the next book.
There are a couple clues for where the author may be going with this series and it will be a joy to see how it plays out. Stacey Kennedy is a clever and talented writer. Her books are always a pleasure to read and this one is no exception. Stolen Dreams is highly recommended for fans of Urban Fantasy. (less)