So I read this a while back and can not believe I have yet to write a review. I loved the paranormal world Aline Hunter has created with her Alpha and Omega series. It is original and refreshing.
So like almost all Paranormal romance comes instant mate. I for one love this as it leads to delicious Alpha Males. Yes Diskant Black is that and so much more. He was also caring and loving. He is cat, wolf and bear shifter. How freakin cool is that. Not many authors can pull off multiple shifters but Aline Hunter does. He cannot help that all his beast want come to the surface when dealing with certain things pertaining to Ava. I do not think I have read a novel where the hero actually apologizes for his actions on his behavior for being an ass because one of his beast can be a bit possessive.
It seems with instant-mate the heroine always wants to fight it. So it was refreshing that Ava did not fight it, she was right there with him trying to work out a relationship. Loved the scorcher-panty changer sex scenes with a dirty talking Diskant.
The action was great, loved the side characters. They add so much to the storyline and loved the boys club feel. I really need to bump up this series on my TBR pile.
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Back when I started Psy-Changeling series I was and still am a huge Christine Feehan fan and it was her quotRating: 4 stars: Loved It
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Back when I started Psy-Changeling series I was and still am a huge Christine Feehan fan and it was her quote on the cover ("I love this book! It's a must read for all my fans.") that got me interested in wanting to read this series. Instantly fell in love with Psy-Changeling series and Nalini Singh writing style.
Slave To Sensation is one of those novels I would love to go back and read for the first time and experience the unique world between Changeling's and Psy that Nalini Singh has brilliantly created. Loved that she brought a mixture of sci fi and paranormal together. For me I have never and still have not read anything like this.
Loved the layers that were peeled away little by little in Sascha's character. She starts off emotionless and a bit spineless. But that is how she was raised. Enjoyed how she gradually showed her emotions and for sure got a backbone especially when it came to Lucas. Sascha is a sweetheart once it came to Lucas pack.
Now Lucas is what I love in my cat shifter heroes. He is protective of the ones he loves but is also a sweetheart. Working side by side with Sascha his cat and him become infatuated with her. He becomes possessive and protective of her. He has an alpha male attitude but knows when to take down a notch when it comes to her. I loved that there is no insta love, readers are right along with these characters getting to know each other and rooting for them to become a couple and once they do they are hot fan your-self together.
Nalini Singh does an outstanding job at bringing many characters together with out taking away from the main characters. I love in my novels secondary characters and when done right add so much to the story line. All secondary characters play into her story line and she never bombards readers with too much info on them. She gives readers just enough info to where readers want to know more about them. All the different characters with the mixed breeds, wolf and cat shifters and even the psy bring Slave To Sensation to life. Everyone has their own voice and personality. Even though this novel is Paranormal Romance her characters and world feel real. I love how they are all known to the world and live everyday life like real families. For me I love mix breeds and the journey with Cat and Wolf Shifters working together to find the killer was at times a hoot.
Nalini Singh is the queen of Alpha Male heroes. I loved that there are many alpha males in her story and they never feel out of place. I have fallen a tad behind in Psy-Changeling series and excited I am able to partake in 2014 Psy-Changeling read a long hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Aly Miscellany. Look for forward to next up for Feb. Vaughn story in Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2).
Starting the New Year right with a Wicked read and hands down one of the best book couples, Cat and Bones. Halfway To The Grave has bSpoil Free Review
Starting the New Year right with a Wicked read and hands down one of the best book couples, Cat and Bones. Halfway To The Grave has been many re-reads through out the years for me. I can't seem to get enough of Jeaniene Frost writing style and wonderful characters she has brought to life.
I loved that I got a kick butt heroine Cat who is not over the top and a building romance. I still find Halfway To The Grave refreshing and to date I do not think I have found another Paranormal Romance that the main character is a woman. It seems novels with the main character being the heroine tend to be in Urban Fantasy. With Urban Fantasy the romance tend to be not so much and not as hot as romance novels. Jeaniene Frost brought to readers a nice blend. Love that Cat is strong will, a smart mouth but still has her moments of weakness. She is known to act before think and at times kill before ask questions.
Bones rolled his eyes and clapped him on the shoulder. “I’m glad you’re still upright, Charles, and the only reason you are is because she didn’t have any silver. She’d have staked you right and proper otherwise. She has a tendency to shrivel someone first and then introduce herself afterwards.”
Now Bones is a yummy alpha male Vampire that still get's me all giddy with "Hello Kitten". He is possessive and at times a bit jealous.
“Nice to meet you, mate, and here's some advice: Don't even think about it. You try anything with her and I'll neuter you with my bare hands. ”
Loved his smart remarks with everyone and his sense of humor through out the story.
Bones held me upright. I would have protested, but I couldn’t remember how to. “What are you saying?”
“Winston poltergeisted my panties, that’s what!” I announced with a loud hiccup.
“Why, you scurvy, lecherous spook!” Bones yelled in the direction of the cemetery. “If my pipes still worked, I’d go right back there and piss on your grave!”
Overall Bones is wickedly delicious.
“I can’t wait to find out how you taste, and you won’t want me to stop even after I’ve completely exhausted you. You’ll think you were on fire, your skin will burn. I’ll suck all of your juices out of you. And then I’ll drink your blood.”
Their relationship starts off as friends and he trains her to be a better hunter. Their chemistry is hot and Jeaniene Frost knows how to tease her readers with some yummy scenes. My favorite scenes are the training and of course the bar scene with Crispin. They have to work on their relationship and at times do have to come across some obstacles. I loved the pacing of their relationship with fun and playful banter.
"Is that a stake, Bones, or are you just happy with my new dress?”
“In this case, it’s a stake. You could always feel around for something more, though. See what comes up.”
Loved all the secondary characters as they add so much to the storyline. Her mom is a hoot and love the interaction with her, Bones and Cat. Halfway To The Grave is a fun, hot read with a delicious Bones. It will have readers giggling, can not wait to see what happens next, unpredictable and wanting more of Cat and Bones. Halfway To The Grave is a novel that I wish I can go back and experience for the first time.
Loved Caleb and Lily together and thought they were a good match for eachother. Caleb is another yummy alpha male hero written well like all others in this series. I did swoon a bit over him as he was more gentle than others in this series.
Wanted more action and romance as I felt like there was more talk about getting ready for some big peace talk. It was repetitive and got bored easy. So far I have gobbled up all the books in the Dark Protector series even the novellas but sad to say this was easy to put down and pick back up.
Dage and Janie are a big part of the plot that I believe is leading up to her book Marked. I loved having them in this book.
Love this series and have even read all the novelllas because I can not get enough of Rebecca Zanetti amazing story telling and yummy heroes. Tamed was a good edition in the series. But for me I did not love it or hate it.
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