Take a very alpha mixed jaguar shifter and a dangerous female white cougar on the run and you have an explosive tale of passion, determination, posses...moreTake a very alpha mixed jaguar shifter and a dangerous female white cougar on the run and you have an explosive tale of passion, determination, possession and some good old sexy time. Be Were is a fun. quick read with two characters who know what they want and are determined to get it, the only problem is one may need convincing of what they need. - To see the rest of the review visit: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/#sthas...(less)
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 an...moreJeaniene 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...(less)
Bewitching Hour really took me be surprise because I did not expect to be drawn to this complex tale of heartache, sorrow, loneliness and love. Don't...moreBewitching Hour really took me be surprise because I did not expect to be drawn to this complex tale of heartache, sorrow, loneliness and love. Don't get me wrong there were several very intense scenes that were steaming hot and would still be classified as a paranormal romance, but it were the lonely times that the main character had to endure that broke my heart for him. It was a very compelling story that had me craving to learn more about the intriguing circumstance of the lead character.
Eirik had the misfortune of being born during the bewitching hour and cursed by a powerful being that had caused him to be born extremely disfigured. The moments after his birth and the disgust that people had towards him and he could sense were heartbreaking, bringing me to tears as I could clearly hear his cries of sorrow for the rejection he felt. The next part made me cry even more as his father cradled him in his arms and tenderly held him, kissed him and told him how much he loved him, soothing infant Eirik. These two two scenes will stay with me for a long time and still brings me to tears as I write this piece because it sets the stage for the this kind, and gentle soul shunned by the world and rejected by everyone. It is his love for his parents that provides him with the his only comfort as his body through the years becomes more painfully disfigured. It is a very unusual story dealing with warlocks, witches, Druid lore with the interaction of several key characters who play a role in Eirik's destiny.
Now you may be wondering where is the romance? Well I don't want to give too much away because if I tell you in detail who engages in some very hot scenes it will give too much away of Eirik's story. What I can tell you is that Eirik is not the only one that we see having very intense, passionate scenes. Eirik, on the other hand, proves that behind the monstrous exterior lies a man with a sweet, tender, passionate, loving soul and man intent to giving everything he has for the one he loves and receiving the love back.
I so much wanted to give this story an higher rating, but there were several parts of the book where the sentences were broken up and it made the story loose its flow and most of all made me wonder what was happening. I don't know if this was an issue as to how the file was converted or if it was an existing issue in how the book was originally formatted, but it was very distracting. The other thing is I wished the author provided more details about the plotline, specifically the world building and explanation for some of the turn of events. I had too many questions about who some of the secondary characters were, why were they there and what was their purpose within the story.
Overall in general I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone who would enjoy reading a paranormal romance that has lots of mystery, intrigue, heartache, but most of all a male lead character who you would love to hold in your arms and tell him how much you loved him and expect to be loved passionately in return. (less)
This is the first time I have heard of this author and based on this book she is definitely a new indie writer who I will be keeping an eye on and che...moreThis is the first time I have heard of this author and based on this book she is definitely a new indie writer who I will be keeping an eye on and checking out more of her books.
Cherry Stem is a different paranormal romance book then most I have read. Usually the male hero is the paranormal creature (vampire, werewolf, shapeshifter etc.) and the heroine is the mortal who eventually can't resist the charm of the male protagonist. In this Cherry Stem, the heroine is the vampire and the hero is the gorgeous, male mortal, who despite his lack of strength and speed (in comparison to the heroine) still had a strong, dominant, alpha presence that can even make a vampire melt with his gaze and sensuality. What I loved about this story is how despite Cherry being a vampire she still showed her humanity, vulnerability and weaknesses to Alex, who in turn showed her strength, determination and power both in dealing with the challenges that they faced and in love.
Cherry Stem had so much happening that I was glued to the pages. Action, love, betrayal, trust, a sexy ex, intrigue and twists and turns that had me cheering for these two to overcome the obstacles that they faced. I wanted Cherry and Alex to take of hold of the love that was in front of them and to not be afraid of the possibilities. As you can tell I did develop an emotional connection with these two especially Alex. I just don't know to describe it, but there was something about him that made him seem so real and such a wonderful guy that any woman would be lucky to have him (it didn't hurt that was described to look like a yummy Greek God and really knew how to satisfy a woman). There were moments in the book that I did have tears in my eyes because of everything that happened to these two and how they both deserved happiness with each other.
This is one book that paranormal romance fans will enjoy sinking their teeth into and savouring both the bittersweet and sexy, tender moments.