Back when I started Psy-Changeling series I was and still am a huge Christine Feehan fan and it was her quot...moreRating: 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 b...moreSpoil 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.
I am a huge fan of Christine Feehan and The Awakening (Leopard People #1) is a good start to her were-cat shifter series. Ch...moreRating: 3 Stars - Liked It
I am a huge fan of Christine Feehan and The Awakening (Leopard People #1) is a good start to her were-cat shifter series. Christine Feehan is known for her descriptive writing and she does not hold back in The Awakening short novel. As like many of her novels you feel like you are there in her setting but at times it can be a bit long.
Maggie takes a trip through the jungles of Borneo to check out her birth parents house that she has inherited. She finds her self feeling vulnerable and irritated. Here she meets the sexy were-cat shifter Brandt. And learns more then she has ever imagined about her self and her parents.
Since Maggie first set foot in the jungle Brandt has become irritable as she is his mate. The more time he spends with her the more he is becoming possessive and obsessive. Brandt has the attitude I love in my were-cat shifter heroes. He is arrogant, aggressive but also sweet and caring. He is your sexy alpha male were-cat that will do anything to protect his mate.
Loved Maggie and Brandt together. There are few giggle moments when she tries so hard to stand up to him. The love scene is hot and I do not think I can ever look at a Mango with out thinking of Brandt.
I find myself loving each new Lux cover but hands down Origin is the best. Too many wicked thoughts going through my head over this yummy cover (Feeli...more I find myself loving each new Lux cover but hands down Origin is the best. Too many wicked thoughts going through my head over this yummy cover (Feeling Like a Cougar).
Could not help myself had to make a Delicious Banner. More than welcome to use on your blog or posts.
I am a huge fan of Superhero movies like X-Men, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and was excited to find a Paranormal series with...moreRating 4 Stars - Loved It
I am a huge fan of Superhero movies like X-Men, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and was excited to find a Paranormal series with yummy Superheroes.
Temptress is a fun, quick read with a smidge of romance. While Temptress is trying to give ThinkTank his powers back by kissing him every time and having to spend time together until his powers are back they are slowly falling for each other. The action, nice build up to their romance worked well for me. There was not an actual love scene but a different kind of sexy fore play scene that got me hot and bothered. Loved that they were both Superheroes but deep down just ordinary people dealing with everyday life and loved that they got to see not only their superhero side but their inner side as well.
The best part of the novel is that The Manhattan Ten is known in the world with no secret identity. Only got a little bit of here and there on the rest of the Manhattan Ten crew but it was enough to get me interested in them more. Love that they all have their own voice and different personalities. Now hooked on Manhattan Ten, had to buy Panther’s story in Ivory (Manhattan Ten #2) to see how he got to his Bachelor Party. The first two novels are out of order (reason on authors blog) but that did not take away from Temptress and Tanks story.
First off I am a huge fan of Daemon and the Lux Series. Obsidian and Onyx blew me away. It breaks my heart that I do not feel the same way about Opal....moreFirst off I am a huge fan of Daemon and the Lux Series. Obsidian and Onyx blew me away. It breaks my heart that I do not feel the same way about Opal.
I love where the story line is going with Dawson back home with his family and trying to rescue Bethany. He is not the same since he has been taken away. He was always the fun, spirited sibling, but now back home he is brooding and fits his character well since he needs to get Bethany back. He is having a hard time connecting with his siblings. I loved that he is able to connect with Katy and open up to her. He has a connection with her since she was held captive and had similar stuff done to her in Onyx. She can relate to him.
Daemon and Katy are a couple now and was not feeling any tension between them. The spark was missing and even the little hissy fits were resolved too fast and did not leave me saying OMG and have to turn my e-reader fast enough to see if they would be ok. Daemon was still swoon worthy letting Katy know that she has made him want to be different and a better person. So since that is the case was missing Daemon's smart mouth attitude. Got a little here and there but not like the old Daemon. His character felt a little off in the beginning as it seems his new favorite word was Awesome.
Was not big on some scenes like Twilight. The Car scene when Daemon and Katy touched hands at the radio was a Twilight Flashback for me. For some reason when they all had to learn to run fast reminded me of Twilight books as well.
Overall I did enjoy reading Opal and was hoping at some point it would of got better for me to at least rate it 4 stars - Loved it, but never happened for me. The ending was left in a cliffhanger but did feel like it was already done in one of the other Lux novel and nothing new. It was very predictable. I am still curious how the storyline will play out with the cliffhanger though and look forward to reading Origin (Lux #4)
Moonglow did not WOW me like Firelight did. I enjoyed Ian in Firelight with his smart remarks towards Archer. His smart mout...moreRating: 3 stars - Liked It
Moonglow did not WOW me like Firelight did. I enjoyed Ian in Firelight with his smart remarks towards Archer. His smart mouth was not always there in Moonglow. I was not always feeling a connection with Daisy and Ian. There was a few sexual tension moments and the sex scenes were hot that I enjoyed. I loved when Ian got a bit jealous with Lucian. Love when the sisters were together discussing their powers and Daisy elemental is earth but calls it dirt. Even though it did not wow me like the first novel I will still continue with the series.
Kristen Callihan has a beautiful writing voice that I felt I was right there throughout the book. Firelight is a nice mix of Paranormal and Historical...moreKristen Callihan has a beautiful writing voice that I felt I was right there throughout the book. Firelight is a nice mix of Paranormal and Historical Romance with a gothic feeling.
Archer is beautiful, fun, sweet and sexy. He had me from his first meeting with Miranda. Then I just wanted him more through out the book. Miri was a spitfire that is not your damsel in distress. She can hold her own with Archer. Archer and Miranda were meant to be together. The love they have for each other is beautiful. They keep secrets from each other, but it is because they are trying to protect each other. They both are trying to find who is killing Archer's friends, while doing this they are also beside each other when the other is in danger and saving each other. The sexual tension between them is hot and sexy. The build of their relationship is beautiful and sweet. It takes a while before they kiss or make love and when they do sparks are flying.
Make sure you have a day of nothing to do when reading Firelight. It is a page turner and everything you have plan for that day will be forgotten. Have a space on your bookshelf because Firelight is a keeper.
"And I'm afraid of wasting my life always being in control," he whispered. "But no matter what direction I take, all roads lead to you." Gently, he rested his forehead to hers once more. "Let me come home, Miri. If only for one night."
Archer's finger grazed hers. "I feel you. As if you were connected to me by an invisible string." He touched his chest. "I feel you here. In my heart."
With the suddenness of a cat leaping upon its prey, he leaned forward and caught up her wrist. "Tread lightly, Miranda Fair." His thumb moved lightly over her fluttering pulse, as she stared with her mouth assuredly hanging open in shock, her heart beating furiously within her breast. "You know, it's never wise to tempt the devil." His gaze lowered to her hand, still locked in his grip, her fingers glistening with pear juice. "Had I not this mask, I should be of a mind to suck that juice right off of your fingers.”
Huge fan of YA novels with Academies and private schools. Excited that Jennifer L. Armentrout has a series with this.
Other thing I love to read is forbidden love. Alex has a had crush on Aiden before she left the school. Now she is back and still has feelings for him. Alex is a Half Bood and Aiden is a Pure Blood. Half Boods are not allowed to have any type of romantic relationship with Pure Bloods. I love the tension between Alex and Aiden. Love it when Aiden who is always buy the book with rules try to fight his attraction toward Alex.
I loved Alex strong will character and my heart broke for her with having to deal with the issue of her mother. Love her smart mouth and it tends to get her in more trouble. Loved how her character has backbone but it is not over the top. She still has feelings and sometimes does break down like anybody would in her situation.
Aiden is for sure a swoon worthy hero. Always there to comfort Alex and get her back on her feet. I love how he is protective of her.
The secondary characters Seth, Caleb and Deacon are fun and add so much to the story. Love the best friend relationship with Caleb and Alex. Deacon who is Aiden’s younger brother I adore and hope to see more of him in future novels.
Half Blood had an awesome twist I did not see coming. It was nice that it was halfway through. The ending was not a cliffhanger but it broke my heart a little and at the same time put a smile on my face. I look forward to continuing the series and see how everything will play out.
Brigid Kemmerer knocked it out of the ball bark with Secret. A page turner and unpredictable.
I was excited and curious to see how B...moreSpoil Free Review:
Brigid Kemmerer knocked it out of the ball bark with Secret. A page turner and unpredictable.
I was excited and curious to see how Brigid Kemmerer wrote a m/m relationship especially with Nick not sure about his sexuality and coming out. Then with Adam who is opened about his sexuality. Brigid Kemmerer writing skills shined in the m/m department. I felt every emotion between Nick and Adam as individuals and as a couple. Each new novel in the Elemental series is getting hotter and hotter. There were a few times I was anxious but at the same time eager to swipe my kindle, because I had no idea how far Brigid was going to go in the bedroom department. Nick and Adams chemistry was off the charts hot and sweet. The caressing, the kissing was well written and loved every minute of it. I was a bit shocked after reading Breathless (Elemental 2.5) that in Secret Adam was not as aggressive, but considering his past I understand. Who would of thought Nick would be the aggressive one.
I am finding with each new novel the brothers are more intense and distant with each other. I am loving this direction and fits great with each brothers story but I will admit I am missing the fun banter between all brothers. I loved how all brothers found out about Nick sexuality and how they all reacted. Their finding out was nicely paced through out the novel.
I liked Quinn in the beginning but then she started to annoy me. But once her storyline took a different route she was not as bad. I get she has a terrible home life with her mom and brother but her reactions towards Becca her best friend was uncalled for. I felt she took it over the top.
Aside from loving Nick and Adam storyline I was so flipping nervous about Tyler having some serious book time. I thought his side story added so much to the novel and flowed in with the plot, never taking away from Nick and Adam. Brigid Kemmerer for sure had me on the edge of my seat with his scenes that I could not wait to read more about him, because I had no clue how is storyline would play out. Is he the bad Tyler from earlier novels or a good guy after all? Loved the layers with his character because at one point readers finally find out if he is bad or good. No worries will not spoil it for you. I think it is best to not know what is going on with him going into Secret.
Secret to date is my favorite Elemental novel. Now I am ready for Michaels story in Sacrifice (Elemental #5) coming September 2014.
ARC provided by publisher, Kensington Books at NetGalley for an honest review.
I am a fan of the sexy mysterious Hunter in Storm (Elemental #1). Fearless is a super short, easy to read in no time novel a...moreRating: 3 Stars - Liked It
I am a fan of the sexy mysterious Hunter in Storm (Elemental #1). Fearless is a super short, easy to read in no time novel about how Hunter became the way he is and what led him to The Merrick brothers in Storm (Elemental #1). He is younger in Fearless and clueless about girls. It was a treat to see him before he became the sexy, mysterious, tattoo, piercing and Goth, Punk, New age style hero who I fell head over heals for in Storm. Even though he is not the main hero in Storm he was for sure the one that got my heart pounding with his flirting with Becca. I enjoyed the moments with his dad, uncle and of course Casper his uncle cop dog.
I love the idea of the mating process but was a little confused at times what everything meant. I felt like I was right alon...moreRating: 3 Stars - Liked It
I love the idea of the mating process but was a little confused at times what everything meant. I felt like I was right along with the characters step by step as they try to figure out the mating process. For me this did take away from the story and got a bit frustrated at times because I felt I missed something.
I enjoyed the characters Aidan, Jaylin, Liam. Jaylin was hit and miss for me through out the novel. At times she did bother me with her actions. She new when Aidan asked for a second kiss it was going to effect him with one of the mating process but she allowed him anyway. Even after she gotten mad at him for kissing her the first time with out her consent because she was afraid he would go through the mating process and she did not want a shifter as a mate. Then at times I enjoyed her backbone.
Now Aidan I adored his character. He was sweet, sexy and goes after what he wants and that being Jaylin. I did like he was not a push over and let her have it a few times with his cruel words when she kept playing games with him.
Liam I also adored and felt bad that he was going through this mating process and part of it was because he was being rejected by his mate that puts him in a brooding state of mind.
I liked that the novel is a bit different in the Paranormal Romance with the authors idea of shifters and humans having different heavens and of a mating process, but would of loved it if there was some kind of dictionary in the front or back with her word meanings. Curious if this is a series and if so, if Liam would be next and some how get his HEA.
ARC provided by publisher, Entangled Publishing, LLC for an honest review
Shadowed is an intense, edge of your seat read with action, revenge, romance and a few giggle moments. Rebecca Zanetti is a talented...moreSpoil Free review
Shadowed is an intense, edge of your seat read with action, revenge, romance and a few giggle moments. Rebecca Zanetti is a talented and brilliant writer that amazes me with each new installment of Dark Protector series. A brilliant writer to me is one that can have me biting-my-nails-edge-of-my-seat one moment then the next having me giggling.
I loved the direction Jace story was going. The layers through out are perfect. He is dark, violent, that his only mission in life is to get revenge at the demons who took him away and a ticking bomb just waiting to go off. Little by little he starts to come back to his old fun, charming, playful way. It is Brenna who is able to bring the light in his darkness out.
Brenna is a strong will character who knows how to handle Jace. I thought she was a perfect match for him. Their relationship starts off with both agreeing to mate. Both have their reasons to mate each other. The chemistry is hot with them and it helped that they both have already known each other and already had some kind of interest before. Loved that their is no intsa-love but a couple working at their relationship and falling in love. They are a hot-fan-yourself couple and the first time making love is beautiful as they both have not been with someone sexually in a long time. Both really have to work on their relationship more so Jace than her. His revenge on the demons overpowers him and he at times will choose revenge over his mate. Jace is your typical Kayrs brother with an alpha male attitude. As their relationship grows he becomes possessive and over protective. This attitude does not go well with Brenna. She is use to fighting her own battles and she needs to be at the same level with him. Love the journey of their relationship wondering if he will ever see her as equal and if she will ever come first before his revenge.
As like all of Dark Protector novels get insight on what is going on with the secondary characters. Love these parts. The best parts for me are Janie, Zane and Kalin. Zane fans are not going to want to miss Shadowed.
In Shadowed readers get more of Garrett. Loved his scenes and have to wonder if there is something there with him and one of the wolf cheerleaders. I hope his book is next in Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5) due out May 2014, as I think the name fits his character at the moment.
ARC provided by publisher eKensington at NetGalley for an honest review.
Rebecca Zanetti you Rock! Twisted is another amazing addition to The Dark Protector series. I have read many series and usual...moreRating: 5 Stars - Perfect
Rebecca Zanetti you Rock! Twisted is another amazing addition to The Dark Protector series. I have read many series and usually with a series there will always be one or a few that do not rate as well as the others, because a character did not catch my attention in earlier novels or the story line fell flat. Not happening in The Dark Protector series. I have read all Dark Protectors novels and novella’s, rated them all 5 stars and Rebecca Zanetti has done it again with a 5 star read with Twisted. Thank You Rebecca for always having likable characters right from the beginning that I find my self interested in wanting to know more about them and look forward to their story.
Maggie has been a mystery since being rescued. Loved how we got some back story on where she came from and what was done to her when she was captured by the Kurjans. She had a stubborn streak and a smart mouth before she lost her memory. Her personality is still the same and glad she never lost her personality trait.
I have been lusting over Terrent since he was first introduce in early novels with his over protective Alpha Male attitude. He also has been a mystery as why he was so into Maggie and bent out of shape to get her to his pack. They knew each other before she lost her memory but he is keeping some important info from their past inside. Did not see that twist coming and loved how it all played out.
Loved how Maggie goes head to head with Terrent and never backs down. Their chemistry is hot with some Fan-Yourself moments. They are fun, playful and sexy together.
Jase story is up next in Shadowed (Dark Protectors #6) and can not wait for his story.
ARC provided by publisher, eKensington from NetGalley for an honest review.