Jeaniene Frost announced to her fans that this would be the last book in the Night Huntress series and the end to the adventures with Cat and Bones anJeaniene Frost announced to her fans that this would be the last book in the Night Huntress series and the end to the adventures with Cat and Bones and I will be honest I had mixed feelings reading this book. On one hand I could not wait to read about Bones (Mmmmm Bones) and Cat since it felt it was so long since their last book, but at the same time I was afraid to read it knowing that after this book I would have to say goodbye to these two and never see them again. The book was a bittersweet tribute to all the fans that have followed Cat and Bones from the beginning providing them a book that not only provided twist and turns in the plot and drama but, was the culmination of Cat and Bones' devotion for each other and the lengths that each would strive to protect the most important person in their lives: each other. - See more at: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/0......more
First I have to say you have to read the Rescue Me series in order starting with Masters at Arms. The firReview by Ollie for bittenbyparanormalromance
First I have to say you have to read the Rescue Me series in order starting with Masters at Arms. The first book in the series introduces you to the characters and you learn about their background, their triumphs, their heartaches and the very special familial bond that develops between them where they look out for one another. Nobody's Perfect is the 4th book in the series focusing on the sexy and sweet former Marine Damian whose life completely changed after his tour in Iraq and Savi. The demure, innocent woman whose past of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her father has made her completely shut down sexually and left her with the inability to feel any sensations on her body.
As Kallpyso mentions at the beginning of this book, it will include Savi's flashbacks of her sexual abuse and sexual slavery that may be difficult to read for some people who have experienced similar traumatic incidents. However, Kallpyso does a beautiful job of getting at the heart of the emotions that Savi tries to process as she tries to regain control over her body and life.
Damian is the ultimate boyfriend that any girl would be lucky to have. A tall, gorgeous Hispanic man with long black hair and a goatee who loves to wear leather while riding his Harley with a tender, loving, loyal side and a heart of gold (Lord have mercy he just oozes sensuality, I want him now). After losing his foot in Iraq and the PTSD episodes that still grip him he embraces sadism as a way of gaining control in his life. Now I will admit when I learned he became a sadist my heart broke because it hurt to see the sweet Damian from Masters At Arms transformed to someone who could inflict pain. Rest assured Kallypso came through on her promise that Damian is still the sweet, gentle man and not a natural-born sadist (he doesn't get off inflicting pain or hearing a woman scream), but works as a Service Top to help masochists obtain the pain level they need in order to feel again and get out of their sometime catatonic states due to triggers of past abuse. He approaches it as a mission and feels a sense of purpose and accomplishment after a session is over, which is what he gets out of it.
Now with Damian and Savi reunited Damian is determined to help Savi anyway he can because he never stopped loving her. The beautiful thing about this story is that it focuses on the growing development of trust, companionship and love, not jumping straight into sex. Damian tries to bring Savi closer into his world by helping her develop a connection between her mind and body that has been shut down since the beginning of her abuse. Never once did Damian force himself on Savi or impose his needs on her, but focused primarily on her needs. There were many scenes where Damian focused on Savi achieving an orgasm and even though he had a raging hard-on he never thought about his need of release (Damian is so PERFECT even though for the longest time he couldn't see it himself.
This book is absolutely amazing full of tender moments of trust, acceptance and hope. There are heartbreaking scenes that will make you cry and passionate love that demonstrates that true love can be expressed in so many different ways that it will sometimes leave you breathless. One more thing I have to say is there is nothing better then seeing a bunch of Marines inflicting righteous justice. God you have to love the Marines!
I have to say that the Rescue Me series is a masterpiece of work because in Nobody's Perfect it left me glued to the pages, thinking about the book whenever I was not reading it and craving it as if I was having withdrawal symptoms. Most of all, the characters feel so real and the imagery of the scenes are so detailed that you truly feel that Damian and Savi REALLY do exist and are living life out there, somewhere, and you can't wait to see them again. I didn't want the book to end because it felt like saying goodbye to dear friends and not knowing when you will see them again which left an ache in my heart. Till then I will try to find other books to escape in, but I will always keep these characters in a special place in my heart.
OMG I really don't know where to being. First of all this cannot be read as a stand-alone YOU HAVE TO START AT THE BEGINNING WITH MASTERS AT ARMS!!! EOMG I really don't know where to being. First of all this cannot be read as a stand-alone YOU HAVE TO START AT THE BEGINNING WITH MASTERS AT ARMS!!! Ever since reading Adam's intro in that story I could not wait to read this book and it was absolutely amazing! Not only were there some of the hottest BDSM scenes I have ever read, but there were so many emotional moments that left me in tears.
When I was not reading this book I was thinking about it and craving it until I had the time to pick it up and continue reading it. Everything else was forgotten and all I wanted to do was just get lost in the story with Adam and Karla.
I have to say the author made the characters FEEL SO ALIVE that I felt that I was right there watching everything play out. All the characters in the series seem SO REAL that you feel that they are actual people who are sharing their experiences with you.
Adam may be 50 years and feels that he is too old for 25 year old Karla, but his body sure doesn't show it. Not only does he still have a ripped physique with steel hard muscles and a six pack he has the stamina of a young stallion who really enjoys rough sex. YOWZA!!! Now where can we find men like him!!!
From beginning to end this book had me completely engrossed as Karla tried to prove to Adam that she wasn't a little girl anymore and that the only man she ever loved and will love is him. However, not only does Adam feel that he is too old for her (despite that his body aches for her) he feels that he would be betraying her parents' trust, his loyalty to his dead wife and he truly feels that he cannot offer Karla wants she needs which is love. Due to past trauma in his life he feels that he is incapable of giving someone love (caring, protecting, showing passion yes, but not love) because he has put a wall around his heart and refuses to ever feel vulnerable again.
Eventually Karla manages to break his defenses and engages in a very hot sexual relationship with Adam. On one hand Adam craves for her, but on the other he tries to push her away by setting up a Master/slave (TPE=Total Power Exchange) relationship thinking that it will cause her to run out the door. Little does Adam know that Karla loves him so deeply and completely that she will do anything for him to be with him including total submission. As they engage in the Master/slave relationship Karla discovers she does has a submissive side that she embraces openly which at the same time makes Adam feel completely drawn to her submission to him. Of course things do not go smoothly as the book progresses and obstacles occur which will have you wanting to scream at Adam to give in to his heart.
This book will definitely puts you on an emotional rollercoaster ride where there will be times that you will need a cold shower to cool off from the very hot scenes (my God Adam is such a HOT, ALPHA DOM SEX EXPERT!!!) to grabbing tissues because of both Adam and Karla's heartaches (I wanted so badly to hold Adam in my arms so many times).
The secondary characters were fantastic in adding sustenance to the story with their warmth, care and supportive nature. This book provides a glimpse into Damian and Savi's story which is the next book in the series which I can't wait to read.
There are some surprises in this story which I will not disclose, you will have to read the book to find out, but I truly hope that Kallypso gives us more Adam in the future, maybe another book with him and Karla (please Kallypso we love Adam so much we need more of him, he is the perfect male)! :)...more
I SO LOVE this series!!! Where else can you find gorgeous, alpha, ex-military Doms who run a BDSM club and who are not only sex experts knowing how toI SO LOVE this series!!! Where else can you find gorgeous, alpha, ex-military Doms who run a BDSM club and who are not only sex experts knowing how to satisfy a woman's needs but are loyal, protective, caring and kind. Whew now where can we find men who are like this in real life. :)
Nobody Angel's is Master Marc's story (you have to read Masters at Arms first, this cannot be read as a stand-alone) which begins with Master Marc working at the club when he discovers a first-time patron is being abused by a Dom. Marc comes to the rescue and because he has a mask on Angelina doesn't see his face and is so out of it due the abuse.
Marc find himself drawn to this beautiful Italian woman who he has sworn he would never get involved with again (past hurts and disloyalty has him swore off to making emotional connections with women and in particular Italian women). Marc doesn't allow himself to get attached knowing he will never see her again and that she probably will never attend the BDSM club again. LOL fate doesn't let him off the hook that easily.
A month passes and while Marc and his partner, Luke (a widower) are in a bar, Angelina comes to them to be rescued from being seen by her former abusive boyfriend (she doesn't recognize Marc but he remembers her). Both men are attracted to her but, Marc knows he will never see her again so he doesn't tell her he knows her. Of course as time progresses the small lies get bigger and bigger to the point it is too late to tell Angelina who he is without her hating him for not being up front with her.
What happens next are two gorgeous looking guys trying to woo Angelina and allowing her discover her submissive side. Marc takes Angelina to heights of sexual pleasure that she has never experienced and together they try to overcome their own person issues surrounding trust. While the two learn to trust each other the reader is treated to side stories with the rest of the characters in the series ( loved the set up for Adam and Karla who are in the next book, Nobody's Hero).
As the author has stated she writes romantic erotic stories with BDSM as the backdrop, but boy those BDSM scenes that she writes are extremely hot and erotic!
I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a very, hot romance that has highs and lows and characters that you will love and wish for their happily ever after.
OMG I had this on my Kindle for quite some time and I could kick myself for not reading it sooner! What I expected to be a story about about 3 ex-miliOMG I had this on my Kindle for quite some time and I could kick myself for not reading it sooner! What I expected to be a story about about 3 ex-military guys who decide to open a BDSM club was a 1000% time more then what I expected. It is an amazing story about three men and what brought them together and the development of the characters had me hook right from the beginning. I LOVE THE SERIES WITH ALL MY HEART AND I LOVE MASTER ADAM AND DAMIAN!!!
There is so much going on I really don't know where to begin. First off, this book introduces us to each of the men with their own story in parts. We meet Master Adam and his story had me reaching for tissues as we discover a Marine (Master Sergeant) who demonstrates loyalty, faithfulness, dedication, caring, and a protective nature that had me wanting to reach out and hold him in my arms to take away his pain. In his story we don't see any erotic scenes but see a very, sexy, alpha Dom who is always willing to take care of others even if it means making sacrifices to himself including protecting a young, teenaged runaway on a cold Thanksgiving night in a Chicago bus terminal. Not only does he save the girl from danger she in a way saves Adam from himself.
We meet Damian who is trying hard to move on with his life after a rough start and has finally find a place for himself. That is until a beautiful young woman looks his way and touches his heart and he see her inner beauty and hurt. Circumstances throw the two together where they escape to their own little paradise for a day where nothing and no one bad can touch them, but the moment is fleeting and leaves the reader aching.
Marc seems to have it all, extremely good-looking, rich, successful and can have any woman he wants, but because of a broken trust cannot allow himself to get close to anyone again. The trust not only destroyed his chances of truly loving anyone again it destroyed him as well and has guilt eating him away. Never feeling that he could live up to his family's expectations and the feeling of suffocation he joins the Navy to have a sense of purpose (he becomes a Navy medical corpsman for the Marines).
What occurs next in the story is how the three come together and the terror of war that puts their trust in each other and the development a bond that can never be broken. After each goes through their own horrors they get together after coming out of the Marines to start a BDSM club that saves them from their own demons and becomes their lifeline.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!! You have to read this book first before preceding to read the next one as it gives you a fantastic understanding of each character's personality. These characters are so HIGHLY developed that they become real and ALIVE to the reader. You feel that they are standing right beside you as you live the experiences with them (Mmmm would love to be standing beside Master Adam and rubbing my hands up his chest and broad shoulders and ummm, yes right, back to the review, sorry). :)
Just make sure you have the other books ready to read next as you will not want to wait a second longer to read Nobody's Angel (book #2) and Master Marc's story.
Zane's Redemption is the 5th book in the Scanguards Vampires series and it has not lost its steam and ability to pull the reader in with its compelling storyline and characters that regular readers of the series have come to love. Tina somehow manages to capture the essence of her characters and make them jump off the pages and come alive that you cannot help but feel their turmoil and passion throughout the book.
Regular readers of the series will remember Zane as the dangerous, reclusive Scanguard vampire that even his friends know to keep their distance at times or face his wraith. However, we get a closer look at Zane and learn about the past horrors he endured and understand the reason for him existing on hate and revenge alone until he meets Portia.
I thought Portia was the perfect fit for Zane and the right person that would be able to breakthrough the wall that he had erected around his heart to keep everyone out. Her sweet and innocent charm, her ability to see the passionate vampire underneath the cold exterior and understanding the deep pain he must have gone through to make him the way he was made Portia the perfect person for him.
I loved some of the banter that occurred in the book between Zane and Portia that showed the playful side of Zane. There were several scenes in the book that had me grinning from ear-to-ear and laughing out loud that people around me gave me strange looks. Without spoiling anything, the scenes with Yvette were hilarious. Oh and who could resist Z? ;)
Not only does the reader get to see the depths of Zane's anger, but also his passion. Portia ignites feelings inside Zane that he had refused to ever feel again surface to the top like a volcano. The heat that these two generate on the pages is so sizzling hot you will need to hose yourself off to cool down. I loved how Zane could show both his animalistic and gentle side with Portia (wow he really knows how to love hard and soft). "fanning self"
As always Tina does an amazing job giving readers so much to savor (action, intrigue, passion, love) and enthralls the reader into feeling everything that the characters go through. Readers will definitely treasure this book as it will pull them in on a wonderful journey of highs and lows....more
This was the final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy and I was so sad to know that it was the end so I purposely took my time to read it and savThis was the final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy and I was so sad to know that it was the end so I purposely took my time to read it and savour every scene and I'm glad I did. It allowed me to really feel that I was part of the scenes, but not only that, it allowed me to FEEL the conflicting feelings that both Cristian/Fifty and Ana had at times during conflicts and to fully to get into their psyche.
As with the previous books Fifty still is quite possessive and controlling at times and Ana has her insecurities, but with both I see tremendous growth not only with their own personal demons but with each other.
I was surprised at how much happened in this book. Most books I have read usually have no more then 3 main events occurring in the storyline, but in Fifty Shades Freed I could easily count 10 situations and in each it focused on the struggles that Christian/Fifty and Ana had to overcome.
As always Fifty Shades Freed did not disappoint with Christian/Fifty's taste for kinky f**kery. Some of the scenes where very hot and all I can say is I loved Fifty's "punishment f**k" and I think many would love to experience it with Fifty. :) The intense passion and tenderness that Christian/Fifty was able to demonstrate with Ana made my heart swoon and made me hot and bothered that I wished I had Fifty all to myself, but I had to deal with a cold shower instead. :)
I found my heart breaking at points in the book as miscommunication and misunderstandings tore at the bonds that they developed and threatened their sense of security and trust with each other. Internal and external forces once again tried to interfere with Christian and Ana's happiness as Christian past once again came back to haunt them and tried tear them apart forever.
There were many surprises that occurred in the book and I refuse to mention them as you have to read the book to discover them yourself, but all I can say is that Ana does use the safe word and they both have to face their biggest fears head on. I found it so painful to read at times when it happened.
Again without giving anything away the epilogue was absolutely beautiful, heartwarming and touching and the little extras that the author gave the readers at the end was the cherry on top that I feel like crying just thinking about it.
I have to truly say I am emotionally drained after reading this book. I have never read a book series that has affected me so deeply. I find myself so happy for how everything turned out for the characters but so sad that I will never see Fifty again. I am truly hoping that E.L. James does decides to continue with Fifty somewhere in the near future and I will be wishing and hoping that with Christian/Fifty "that's all ... for now."
The Fifty Shades series is a masterpiece that will be cherished an treasured by many in the years to come and I want to thank E.L. James for sharing this beautiful story with us all.
Everytime Cat and Bones make an appearance it is like meeting up with old friends you haven't seen in a while and feels it was yesterday the last timeEverytime Cat and Bones make an appearance it is like meeting up with old friends you haven't seen in a while and feels it was yesterday the last time you got together. That is the feeling I get everytime I read about Cat and Bones, a warm, cozy feeling that starts to develop right after the first paragraph. Cat and Bones never lose their appeal and have a spellbound effect so the reader immediately becomes immersed and lost in the pages and becomes part of the story.
The time Cat wants to throw Bones a birthday party but things don't go as planned as an unexpected visitor shows up and brings a little surprise of their own.
If you are expecting the playful banter that will have you grinning ear-to-ear, the hot passion between Cat and Bones, the action and intrigue, and of course Bones (love that sexy British Vamp)then you will not be disappointed. Even though this was a novella, it packs so much punch that it could easily have been a full-length book. There were so many heart-wrenching moments and surprising revelations that it left my jaw dropping. Many times Jeaniene Frost had stated that she wanted to write about Bones' past but never had the chance until now. All I can say is THANK YOU! It was wonderful reading a storyline where Bones was the focus and the reader got to find out more tidbits about his past.
A Cat and Bones story is not complete without the rest of the gang showing up and as always they truly enriched the story. This time Ian took the the center stage for the secondary characters in the series and he was absolutely fantastic. It was so much fun to hear Ian's playful and flirtatious comebacks and watching him revel in his scandalous ways. Without spoiling it Ian really got very involved in helping Cat in the current dilemma that she was facing.
Everyone has been saying it and I have to agree I would love to see more of Ian in a spin-off book in the Night Huntress World series. He may be a cad but after seeing his loyalty and devotion for the people he cares about you can see that his passion for that one special woman would be mind-blowing.
What I loved most about this book was Jeaniene's ability to still come up with fresh ideas that still had me saying "OMG I did not see that one coming".
So what are you waiting for read this book if you want lots of excitement, surprises, laughs and hot sexy times with Cat and Bones!
After reading the first book in the trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey) I couldn't wait to read this book and it did not disappoint me. This book had so muAfter reading the first book in the trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey) I couldn't wait to read this book and it did not disappoint me. This book had so much happening and so many highs and lows that you should be prepared to take a lot of cold showers (or tackle your significant other often) and also have a box of tissues beside you to get through the heart-wrenching scenes.
This book gave us a deeper look into why Christian embraced the BDSM lifestyle and since meeting Ana made him question so many aspects of himself. It was amazing to see how the author was able to make the reader get into both Christian and Ana's mind and allow the reader to feel their passion (Wow they were scorching hot), love, anguish, despair and desperation. Not to give out any spoilers, but there were several eye-opening revelations that occurred in the book that left my mouth open in awe.
What more can I say without spoiling it. Christian and Ana continue to try and see if they can work through their differences, and it is not only internal issues at play, but external forces are at work as well. Fundamentally the story focuses on Christian's path to self-discovery, acceptance and learning about unconditional love. Christian has been in the dark for so long, but Ana manages to show him the light, not only around him and in their relationship, but within himself.
The author likes to include the title of songs throughout the two book and there were two songs that popped in my mind that reflect certain scenes in the book: "Don't Go" by KC and the Sunshine Band and "We Found Love" by Rhianna. Just the emotional impact of the scenes makes those songs stand out in my mind. As you can tell I became completely engrossed with this book and it was on my mind during my waking hours (and in my dreams too LOL) which is always a very good indication for me of a fantastically well written book.
I cannot stop gushing about this book (trilogy in fact as I can't wait to read Fifty Shades Freed - Book 3 out January 2012) and about the author. If I could nominate best new author for 2011 I would nominate E.L. James and recommend her to everyone. So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a piece of Fifty and be prepared for a wild and exciting ride.
This is the first time I have read a book in this genre but after reading so many great reviews I couldn't resist and succumbed to the allure of FiftyThis is the first time I have read a book in this genre but after reading so many great reviews I couldn't resist and succumbed to the allure of Fifty Shades.
First I have to point out I was worried I would be disgusted by what I may encounter due to the nature of the genre, but I was extremely surprised. The book was not too gratuitous with the BDSM, but focused on the developing relationship between Christian and Ana and Christian's fetish was more of a backdrop into his personality. That said I had difficulty accepting the "need" to punish and hurt someone. I may understand the hows and whys (being a professional counsellor), but it is still difficult to accept.
This book really pulled me in tremendously because I found the emotional highs and lows so powerful that many times I had to fan myself because of how sensual and smouldering sexy Christian can be and crying at the heartaches. Many times I had to put the book down just to work through in my mind what had happened in the book. Seriously it left me sad and contemplating even when I wasn't reading it and trying to get into Christian's mind.
The author did a phenomenal job of creating characters with so much depth that they came alive and jumped off the pages. I found myself emotionally committed to both Christian and Ana and tried hard to understand them both.
As I continued to read the book I tried to understand Christian and why he would have turned towards the BDSM lifestyle and his need to control and punish. The one thing that popped out for me was how hollow he truly is inside with no real sense of purpose. This lifestyle somehow provided for him with a sense of purpose and completion while as the book progresses the opposite starts happening to him.
Ana, on the other hand, has come from a loving family with people who care for her unconditionally and where she has never been hit or had corporal punishment leashed on her. She feels complete, fulfilled and happy for the most part until she enters his world and tries to be part of it. As the story moves along you start to see changes in Ana as she starts feeling empty emotionally (yes the sex is mind-blowing), thus having an opposite effect upon her then what Christian thought it would.
It is never explained in detail, but the reader is aware that Cristian has endured some kind of childhood trauma where he doesn't want to be touched. He wants to control and has a need to punish that gives him a sexual high. It seems apparent that Christian grew up feeling he could couldn't please anyone emotionally and he was unworthy. It seems that in the BDSM world he learned he could please and be rewarded for pleasing to the point he wanted someone to please him. Somehow he developed the notions that hitting or punishing (and someone taking it) reinforces that the person wants to please him, in this case, Ana. Since Christian can't deal with emotional connections, the connections are reinforced in a physical way. Somehow it is almost as if he thinks if she can take it (physically not emotionally) he is worthy of attention and being wanted. Though as the story unfolds Christian starts to see glimmers of hope and possibilities as Ana tries to "bring him into the light".
One thing I agree with Ana is I also hate Mrs. Robinson because as Ana put the question out there "what would Christian have been like if he never met her". Christian's beliefs are contrary to Ana's and it is sometimes frustrating to see Christian justifying them to Ana. The book ends on a cliffhanger so make sure you have book 2 ready to read right after you finish this one.
One of the most mind-blowing books I have read in a long time that had me thinking about it even when I wasn't reading it!
Sammy aka the Devil is frustrated with being cast out from heaven and most of all with Gabriel trying to prove to him that temptation can be resisted.Sammy aka the Devil is frustrated with being cast out from heaven and most of all with Gabriel trying to prove to him that temptation can be resisted. Sammy decides to put Gabriel to test and see if he can resist the allure of a human female and the need to touch her the way an archangel are not allowed to do. Sammy decides to put a girl in Gabriel's path and at the same time getting something that he wants in return.
Hope tries to commit suicide and wants to succumb to the darkness. When Sammy hears her call he comes and provides her with an offer: transcribe the Key of Solomon onto the internet to open the gates of hell. In return Sammy will help her find her sister who has been missing for 2 years and Hope thinks is dead. Hope always carried a tremendous weight on her shoulder, the guilt of her parents death and not taking better care of her younger sister.
Gabriel notices a dark shadow following a girl as he sits outside at a cafe and tries to protect her. As he follows her to her apartment she thinks he is a stalker and Gabriel has to defend himself and try to convince her he is there to protect her. Hope thinks that Gabriel has been sent by Sammy to ensure that she transcribes the Key of Solomon.
After convincing her he is not there to hurt her Hope opens up to him to allow him to help her. Gabriel feels a spark for Hope that he has never felt before for any human woman in his existence, but is he willing to allow his temptation get a hold of him. What happens next surprised me as I did not expect for the situation to happen, but to lead to lots of action and dramatic events.
Ultimately the story is about forgiveness, sacrifice and love. Each character in the story struggles with these themes including Sammy. I love the interaction between Hope and Gabriel but I also LOVED Sammy's side story with his son, Cain which tied everything together. The ending with Sammy and Cain was a pivotal point to the direction where future books in the series may lead. I loved the ending which was both surprising and left lots of possibilities for all the characters.
I have to say it again I LOVE SAMMY! I love seeing the vulnerable side of him (made me want to reach out and hold him in my arms and show him some loving). Such a SEXY BEAST! :)...more
Devil Without a Cause was a breathtaking story of a young woman named Faith and her willingness to sell her soul to the Devil to save her son. I foundDevil Without a Cause was a breathtaking story of a young woman named Faith and her willingness to sell her soul to the Devil to save her son. I found this to be an intriguing story because of the twists that occurred in the story and how things played out and the reasons why.
Faith has to get the "Ring of Chaos" from rock legend Finn and return it to the devil in order to save her son. However, Finn has made a deal with the devil himself many years ago. The ring gives him fame and fortune and in exchange for the ring the Devil will take Finn's soul once he loses possession of it.
I was mesmerized by how the author built the world surrounding Sammy aka the Devil. The description of his fall, his current existence, his loneliness and his interactions with others including the archangel Gabriel. Even though Sammy and Gabriel serve two different realms, Gabriel still sees Sammy as his brother and sees the good in him and the potential for him to redeem himself. Gabriel offers the chance of redemption to Sammy by being Faith's guardian angel and helping her. As Gabriel stated it is his chance to show to God that there is still something good inside him. I found this to be a very touching moment when Sammy remembers what lead to his fall and his fear and crying before God asking for mercy and forgiveness. It was a very moving moment to hear Sammy's anguish at wishing he was told what he was doing with Eve was wrong, why didn't God stop him (the author presents that Sammy as an archangel was tempted by Eve to have sex with her in the Garden of Eden and that Eve was the temptress).
Finn on the other hand feels jaded with life and when he comes across Faith and spends a fantastic night with her he thinks he has finally found someone who is different and special. The hot passion that they share is beautiful and I wish there were more sexy scenes. However Faith steals the ring from him and tries to avoid him to no avail. When Finn finds out she stole the ring Faith finally comes clean and tells him why she had to steal the ring. Finn is torn between his love for Faith, her son's life and his own life and the moments leading to the end are heartbreaking. The scenes of love and sacrifice are heart warming and surprises everyone including the devil.
I have to say I LOVE SAMMY! He is one sexy beast that I had an emotional connection with him and wish for his HEA if possible in future books. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Venice Vampry: Final Affair is the second novella in the series which deals with vampires living in Venice during the 1800's. In this installment we aVenice Vampry: Final Affair is the second novella in the series which deals with vampires living in Venice during the 1800's. In this installment we are introduced to Dante (who we meet in the first novella)and Viola.
This novella starts out with Viola and the knowledge that she has only a few months left to live due to a brain tumor. She is a feisty young woman who has promised herself that she will not die a virgin and decides to travel to Venice to lose her virginity. She has promised herself that she will take her own life before the pain becomes so unbearable she will not be able to do it later on.
Viola decides to head to a known house of pleasure to find someone to take care of the deed.
Dante is a vampire who only cares about satisfying both his feeding and his cardinal needs. Humans are only good for those two purposes in his mind, however we do get a glance to his more caring side.
Upon learning a female friend has been beaten by a patron at the house of pleasure Dante seeks revenge on the perpetrator when he encounters the man is with Viola and beats him up.
Viola furious that her chance to lose her virginity has been taken away seeks Dante to do the deed. What occurs next is a rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows that will be make you feel both characters' emotions. This novella not only has some amazingly hot sex scenes, but also pulls at your emotions as the situation between Dante and Viola deepens to the point where you can't help being sucked into their world.
Another hit by Tina for a storyline that will not only make you hot under the collar but pulling for these two to make it work. A great read!
Venice Vampyr is the first novella in the series regarding vampires living in Venice during the 1800's. These novellas are shorter then Tina's ScanguaVenice Vampyr is the first novella in the series regarding vampires living in Venice during the 1800's. These novellas are shorter then Tina's Scanguard Vampires series and much more sexually explicit (if that is even possible but Tina has managed to do so).
One thing I would like to first point out is that this paranormal erotica book is 5 ALARM HOT and I LOVED IT! This book is sizzling HOT and just what I want to read in a paranormal romance/erotica book! Yes the erotica is amazing but the romance part is also just as spectacular!
I loved the characters and how she is able to make them so complex and give them such depth.
Raphael di Santori is a vampire who is saved from drowning in one of Venice's canals by Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant's widow. What happens between them is the dawning that each is drawn to each other by forces they can't explain. Raphael who has been never developed a close connection to any female is somehow drawn to this strong, beautiful woman who has a raw passion lurking behind the veil of social propriety.
This is not only an erotic book that has lots of explicit sex (have I mentioned that you will need cold showers) but also a mystery behind the storyline with characters that seem to come alive before your eyes.
I very highly recommend this book however I will place a warning that due to the explicit sex scenes some may not be able to take the heat. It is that hot!