Gabriel's Mate is the third installment in Tina Folsom's Scanguard Vampire series and it HOTTER then the previous two books. First I must start off byGabriel's Mate is the third installment in Tina Folsom's Scanguard Vampire series and it HOTTER then the previous two books. First I must start off by stating I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book is not for the faint at heart as it has very explicit sex scenes that will definitely require you to have many cold showers to cool down as you read the book. This series and in particular this book not only has romance and sex but an intriguing storyline that will have you guessing throughout the book.
Gabriel is the head vampire at the New York division of the Scanguard enterprise but has remained in San Franscisco following the incidents in book 2. He doesn't have a woman in his life, in fact most women have repelled from him once they discovered his unusual situation. Thus unlike the other vampires he hasn't had much experience with women or having a relationship with one. Gabriel is probably best described as a vampire who has given up on himself and any form of happiness for himself thus engrossing himself with his work. That all changes once he meets Maya.
Maya is a doctor working in San Francisco when one night as she is walking home when an unsettling sense of fear grips her. Before she is able to reach her home she is attacked. However before the attacker could carry out his deed he is scared off by some Scanguards bodyguards who rescue her and bring her back to the home of the owner of Scanguard (Samson) where Gabriel ends up tending to her. What ensues is a strong emotional development and sexual tension between Maya and Gabriel. However due to Gabriel's condition he feels is not worthy of being loved or that no woman would want him. Surrounding all this sexual tension is the growing mystery surrounding Maya's attacker that has you wondering and guessing as to who and why she was attacked. What follows is the unraveling the mystery behind the attacker but of Gabriel's condition and the aftermath of both revelations.
I highly recommend this book not only for the wonderful chemistry between Gabriel and Maya but also for the wonderful character development where the reader feels a connection to both.
Not only is this a paranormal romance/erotica book but has a good dose of mystery and intrigue that will have you glued to the pages and wanting more. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out as Tina has a smash hit with this series which is guaranteed to make waves.
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!
I was honored to receive Felicity Heaton's ARC for Love Immortal and I was NOT disappointed. This book will definitely satisfy Paranormal Romance readI was honored to receive Felicity Heaton's ARC for Love Immortal and I was NOT disappointed. This book will definitely satisfy Paranormal Romance readers as well as Urban Fantasy fans. It was jammed packed with action, suspense, intrigue and romance that kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next.
Love Immortal introduces the reader to Lauren, an average woman on the verge of her 35th birthday questioning who she is and what she wants in life. She wants to have more in her life but doesn't realize that she will get much more then she ever imagined when one night after leaving her Kendo class she is attacked by a werewolf and is saved by a mysterious yet alluring man who she should be afraid of, but instead feels herself drawn to for some reason.
There is a reason why she is drawn to her handsome rescuer for he is her 3000 year old Arcadian commander who has swore to serve and protect Lauren who is in fact the reincarnation of a demi-goddess. Julian is everything you want in a protector. He is loyal, strong, protective, gorgeous, but at the same time the author paints the torment that he has gone through for the woman he loved.
You cannot help but fall in love with these two leading characters as their feelings and emotions are so well described that you feel yourself drawn into the story and become a part of it.
Felicity Heaton does a marvelous job of integrating interesting mythologies surrounding immortals, vampires, and werewolves that fans of these genres will enjoy the battle and conflicts surrounding these paranormal creatures.
The romantic and sexual tension that develops between Julian and Lauren reaches a fever pitch at times that you want to scream at either one of them to acknowledge their feelings and to act on them. This is kudos to the writer for creating scenes that enthralls the reader and characters that you develop a strong emotional connection with.
You also develop a connection with the secondary characters: Piper, Kuga, Leo, Astra, Duke and even Morgan as you discover more about their powers and their personalities. Felicity did a marvelous job of incorporating secondary characters alongside the lead characters without ignoring them or overshadowing them. I have read books where the author throws in a scene that focuses on the secondary characters and the lead characters are no where to be seen and makes the storyline seem disjointed. With Love Immortal you do not see that happening as one scene flows smoothly to the next.
I highly recommend this book for it is filled with intense action, intriguing mythology, hot romance featuring an irresistible immortal who would die for his love, characters that you develop an emotional connection with and a storyline that keeps you turning the pages and not wanting to put the book down.
My only compliant is that there was only ONE sex scene but it was very sensual and hot. I could easily see this book turned into a series as there is so much more that can occur between the lead and secondary characters. If the author does decide to turn this into a series may I suggest that she include more sex scenes as it all the ingredient are there for some hot, passionate moments to savour.
5 Stars to a wonderful book and characters. Now can we have some more Julian please! :)...more
Embrace by Blood is the second book in Laurie London's Sweetblood series that debuted earlier this year tReview by Ollie for bittenbyparanormalromance
Embrace by Blood is the second book in Laurie London's Sweetblood series that debuted earlier this year to rave reviews and once again does not disappoint readers.
The second book in the series starts off a year later and Alfonso Serrano is still a broken vampire in more ways then one. Not only physically trying to overcome an injury he thinks makes him weaker but also a broken heart that craves for forgiveness and love that he knows will never be within his reach.
This time the story revolves around Darkbloods trying to secure sweetblood in a plot to kidnap Agency trackers and forcing them to work for them in tracking sweetbloods. This of course leads to Alfonso getting involved to stop the plot and to protect the Agency's best tracker and the love of his life Lily.
The hot, sexual tension between Alfonso and Lily reaches a fever pitch at times as Alfonso denies himself the love that Lily offers. Being the tormented, heroic soul that he is he tries to keep Lily at a distance. Not only to protect her from the blood assassin that is hot on his trail, but also from a life he can't give her. What results is an exciting read full of mystery, intrigue and hot romance that makes your heart race and ache.
What makes this book another winner for Laurie London is her ability to create Alfonso into such a haunting character who is trying to redeem his soul even if it means in the end it might cost him everything in the process.
I loved Lily and her loving nature towards Alfonso. Her ability to look beyond the surface and to see the depth of Alfonso's compassion and devotion, even at times when he couldn't see it himself, made her a heroine that any reader could fall in love with and care.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading about tortured vampires and a sexy female vampire who strives to show that with acceptance and love anything is possible.
This was a quick read and I enjoyed every moment of it. What probably made this book so interesting is I really didn't know what was going to happen aThis was a quick read and I enjoyed every moment of it. What probably made this book so interesting is I really didn't know what was going to happen at the end. I didn't know whether Jerrod was going to stay or go or if Sandra was going to follow him or not. I enjoyed that because it made the moments that they shared more intense. LOL when I mean intense I mean sexual marathons (Hmmm I wonder how many men really could go on and on like Jerrod did LOL).
Jerrod is transported from 1821 to 2011 when his carriage is struck by lightening and is found in the woods by Sandra out having a picnic and trying to relax and forget about her dark thoughts.
When she see him she can't believe her eyes. Not only is he dressed in some period costume, but is drop dead gorgeous and she can't help herself from appreciating how well-endowed he seems to be (LOL at least she is honest about where her eyes tended to linger).
She takes Jerrod back to her home where he finds her world strange and fascinating at the same time, but he knows in his heart he has to return to his time. The problem is they both feel a strong attraction to each other that they have never felt for anyone before. They end up finding themselves engaged in endless sexy times that are mind-blowing for both of them. LOL Jerrod seems to have a very high libido because the moment they were done he is ready to go again.
However, Jerrod knows that staying in 2011 he is a nobody, stuck to rely on Sandra for everything that goes completely against his upbringing and his status.
What sounds like from the pages of "Back to the Future" (this was actually mentioned in the book) they believe that if it was lightening that brought him here then lightening is probably the way to get back, but at what cost. Either way both will lose what each of them discovered, a love that they never had and will never have again.
Pick up a copy of this book you will definitely enjoy it and you will love the way Jerrod talks.
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!
A Scent of Greek is the 2nd book in the Out of Olympus series by Tina Folsom and once again Tina takes reReview by Ollie for bittenbyparanormalromance
A Scent of Greek is the 2nd book in the Out of Olympus series by Tina Folsom and once again Tina takes readers on a wonderful journey with sexy gods and their trials and tribulations with love.
This book was pure fun from beginning to end that had me going through a rollercoaster of emotions from laughing out loud many times (I received many stares from other commuters on the train ride to and from work), grabbing a tissue during the heartaches and trying to cool myself down during the hot, passionate scenes.
Dio being the God of wine and ecstasy has lived his long life going through a different woman every night and has never felt anything for the multitude of women he has been with until Ariadne. For the first time Dio has spent two weeks pursuing and charming the same woman all in the name of conquest as he tries to convince himself amidst the strong and foreign feelings he is developing for Ariadne. After a night of passion that burned into his soul like never before Dio walks away from Ariadne not because he wants to but feels he needs to. What results is the devastation of Ariadne heart and her resolution to teach Dio a lesson.
Ariadne is a bright, intelligent, successful and beautiful young woman who seems to have it all except for love. She believes love is not part of her destiny since she was literally left at the altar, broken-hearted, embarrassed and cheated out of her money by her fiance. With Dio being such a delicious temptation could she finally let her guard down and allow herself to trust another from breaking her heart?
After a night of intense passion Dio leaves Ariadne fearful of the strange feelings lurking deep within him and breaks her heart, but Ariadne confronts him and Dio acts cold and callous to drive her away. What Dio is unaware is a meddling goddess is set on teaching him a lesson which results in a series of events that Tina so vividly describes that the reader feel that they are right on the front lines of the action.
I absolutely love not only how Tina writes some of the best sex scenes out there, but her sense of humor. The things that she makes Dio go through and endure made me smile and laugh throughout the book. I highly recommend this book to not only paranormal romance lovers, but to all the women out there who ever had their hearts torn in two due to the actions of some heartless guy. Sometimes revenge can be so sweet and Tina knows how to dish it out for our enjoyment. So what are you wanting for? Go get this book!
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
Night Reigns is the second book in the Immortal Guardian series by Dianne Duvall and continues a year and a half later where the first book left off wNight Reigns is the second book in the Immortal Guardian series by Dianne Duvall and continues a year and a half later where the first book left off with the discovery that Ami is somehow different.
The story starts off with the main premise of Marcus continuing to mourn the loss of his love Bethany and has turned to death and destruction of the vampires as his sole purpose of existence. Marcus's self-destructive nature has concerned Seth and he decides that it is time for him to have a Second and Ami he feels is just what he needs perhaps in more ways than one. When Ami meets Marcus she is surprised by the sensations she feels for him and doesn't know what to make out of them. All she knows is that whenever she is near Marcus she gets a tingling sensation throughout her body and has become acutely aware whenever Marcus is in danger.
As both Ami and Marcus fight side by side against the vampire hordes that seem more organized and more determined in destroying the Immortals, they start developing a strong attraction towards each other that leads to some very hot and intense scenes.
What I loved the most about Ami and Marcus was how they restrained themselves which led to an intense build up in passion resulting in a very wild and hard sexy time. This also led to some amusing interactions between Marcus and Seth which you will have to find out for yourself but what I can say is it will definitely leave you smiling.
There are some very interesting developments that transpired in this book in particular with Ami. The drops some hints as to the nature of what Ami is but before the reveal readers will find themselves riding an emotional rollercoaster as Ami and Marcus' relationship encounter various obstacles. Another interesting component that occurred in this book was the evolution of Bastien from an evil, crazy villain in book one to a very hot, sexy alpha beast. I was very intrigued by the development of his character and loved his interaction with Dr. Lipton. I can’t wait to see if anything happens between these two as Bastien's protective and alpha nature made him hot.
I have to say Night Reigns was a great addition to the series full of action, passion and surprises and tearjerker moments that kept my interest from beginning to end. I guarantee you will not be bored and will find yourself craving for the next book in the series. With that said I can't wait for book 3 because I want to know more about Seth and Ami (not going to say anymore you need to read Night Reigns to find out why).
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!
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!
I have to first start off by saying I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages, every sinReview by Ollie for BittenByParanormalRomance
I have to first start off by saying I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages, every since I was left hanging at the end of book 1 wondering what was going to happen next based on the set up. I don't know where to begin to describe the absolutely marvelous job that the author does in not only creating a wonderful world with so much depth and detail, but a story line the has the mystery and intrigue that will keep you glued to the the pages. I can attest to that as this book had me up into the wee morning hours as I couldn't put it down. Thank goodness it was the holidays otherwise I would have been going into work very exhausted and bleary-eyed.
Book 2 continues on where it left off with Asar's son, Bakari, imprisoned in a sarcophagus for five years tricked by the evil goddess Kepi, tormented and tortured during those years in the dark both physically and mentally. Kendra, the youngest Carrigan sister, is driven to find way to break the spell that has kept him imprisoned and as a result ends up breaking more then the spell.
What happens next is a wonderful story not only dealing with lies, deceptions, and retribution, but also focuses on compassion, love, forgiveness and redemption. As Bakari deals with trying to regain control over himself and come to terms with his past, Kendra discovers that love can hit you like a bolt of lightening. Even though Kendra has been bonded to Bakari by the spell she feels that their link goes beyond the physical. As times passes and her sweet and gently way penetrates into Bakari's soul soon Kendra realizes that she wants more if only Bakari will let her in.
I have to say there were moments where it was an emotional rollercoaster ride for me as it pained me to see Bakari's suffering and his self-depreciating outlook and also seeing honorable Bomani's world turned upside down.
I highly recommend this book not only for the amazing storyline, but because of the depth that the author goes into developing the complicated characters and their relationships with each other. This book will have your heart aching for Bakari, Bomani and Kendra, wondering who is behind the betrayal and deception among the Gods and Goddesses, and loving the tender moments in the book.
Now I can't wait for book 3 to come out which should feature the last Carrigan sister, Kit and based on her no-nonsense attitude there should some very fun and teasing moments between her and her future beau....more