Well, Sara Reine has written another winner. Not for kids, this one. But with all the fast moving adventure of the rest of her books.
I need to take aWell, Sara Reine has written another winner. Not for kids, this one. But with all the fast moving adventure of the rest of her books.
I need to take a time out to disclose that this book was given to me for an honest review.
No one could say that Ms. Reine is bigoted in any way. She employs characters from across the gamut of known and unknown beings. In this case, the main character, Samita Madin, is a paraplegic who is pregnant. And if I interpret it right, she is Indian. She is in love (in lust?) with Slater Reinhard who is a recently turned werewolf. That in itself is a story, but Sara placed this one about the time of the world ending. If Samita didn't have enough against her, she has received a tarot card. Yeah, in this series that is what certain witches receive and it sets a course for them whether they accept it or not. In this case, Death is the card. Could her life get any worse?
The problems I had with the book are not due to the author. I found I had to reread a lot of parts of the story because I sometimes got lost. Anyone else have this problem in the summer? The days last so long so my reading time is later than usual. I'm usually more tired and my ADD is at its highest. So 'shiny things' distract me from my reading.
It is disappointing to see my reading goal so far from being hit. I am about 17 books behind. Yikes! But I love summer! So I will try to find some short books to catch up.
Anway, if you have started reading SM Reine from Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon #1) on you will be happy to enter back into her world. Just remember, though, this is a book for adults, there are a few erotic scenes if that is not your thing. But they don't distract from the story so, speed past and keep enjoying the rest of the story....more
This was not my favorite story of this series. Although I liked the story line and the goal of the main characters. I don't want to give any spoilersThis was not my favorite story of this series. Although I liked the story line and the goal of the main characters. I don't want to give any spoilers so I won't say much more about the goal. Oh, if you don't like erotic scenes this may not be for you. I didn't mind them so much as I minded the main character. I just could never warm up to her. I didn't feel a fem strength. Instead I felt a fifties, Mad Men or the like. This poor glorified secretary had reached the top and wasn't about to let it go. Add to that her determination not to have sex that echoed the old virgin themes and I just couldn't get into her. Maybe you will feel differently about her.
But apart from that main character, I liked everyone else, good guys or bad. I loved meeting up with old friends from Sara's past works in this series. I love the tarot aspect this series has and can't wait to see more.
Remember this is from the most prolific writer. I think this series of 3 books so far could be read without the background of the whole consecutive series(es?). It all starts with Seasons of the Moon series. To find more look SM Reine on GoodReads or on her website: www.smreine.com
Oh, I started this one day before NaNoWriMo. That distraction may play a part in how I felt about this book. My brain was occupied with putting words out not bringing them in. So don't take my word for it. Try for yourself if you are an adult....more
Ask me! Go ahead, ask me why I'm just waking up at 3 in the afternoon. Anne Hagan! I blame her! The third book is the charm-er! I couldn't stop readinAsk me! Go ahead, ask me why I'm just waking up at 3 in the afternoon. Anne Hagan! I blame her! The third book is the charm-er! I couldn't stop reading once I started. Granted I started after midnight, but the rest I blame on the author!
There are some hot, hot, hot scenes! Whew! Equal to those is the story that never stops. I feel the two main characters are now well fleshed. Oops, not the word I wanted. Well-developed, hm, that doesn't say it quite either. Real. Yes. That's it! They're real. I feel I know them well, like friends. Strong, smart people keep the three books moving but, this one is the very best of all.
Oh, and for those not given to enjoying the erotic moment or two, there is enough action and on the edge-of-your-seat excitement, well, to keep you from putting the book down and going to sleep when you should!
The sad part? I have to wait until Ms. Hagan give us another! And I can see the direction of the flow of Dana and Mel's lives. They are alive, right? They aren't just in my imagination. Right?!
I want to thank Amazon for having this book and others on Kindle Unlimited. I can't always afford books now that I have "retired" (read: disability). I just hope that the author gets paid well when they allow the use of KU.
This is such a fun series! I barely finished reading book one that I grabbed the next one and started reading. There are many laugh-out-loud moments wThis is such a fun series! I barely finished reading book one that I grabbed the next one and started reading. There are many laugh-out-loud moments with this witch in training. Leigh, her cursed writing desk and her very familiar, marvelous cat, Luna, find ways to have adventures no one had thought would happen in the life of an author. Writing after all is a lonely, boring life. Right? Not for this newbie witch.
These are quick reads but don't feel like short stories. They are layered with full characters and a world that melds the real, current world with a few fantasy yet historic realms thrown in. Each book is based on the last but has its own personality.
I picked up the first book and this book for free. Now I have to find a few pennies ($2.99) to get the next book, so it may take a while before I get to read the rest of the series. But I will after the move is completed and I am bored--probably in the coming winter. That will add some light to my frozen life ahead.
Please give these a try. You might like them, too....more
Don't let it be said I don't have an eclectic reading diet. From a family ranch with horses to:
I picked this book up a while back. It was $1.99 and caDon't let it be said I don't have an eclectic reading diet. From a family ranch with horses to:
I picked this book up a while back. It was $1.99 and came with Whispersynch. How could I resist? I love good erotica. Especially lesbian erotica. BUT I don't like BDSM. Sorry. I think it may have a lot to do with being in pain all the time. I don't feel the slightest bit of turn-on due to pain. In fact, pain begets pain within my body. So, no. Not for me. And that was the majority of this book. As for the lesbian aspect? It felt more like 50 Shades of Grey with strap-ons. If you liked that, you'll love this. All that pain without the long story to deal with.
Miriam Scott is the reason I gave more than one star. Her voice narrated this whole collection of stories. Very sexy yet sweet voice. A voice that changed with the characters. I think I could listen to Ms. Scott read the dictionary or phone book. Wait, do people know those are real paper books of heft? Well, this old lady remembers those LA/Orange County door stops and the writer's best friend.
I don't like anthologies as a general rule. I like stories with depth. I like getting to know the characters and the world. Stories don't do that for me. So that was another point against this book. BUT in the case of erotica it is best not to have to wait a long time for the good parts. And I didn't feel the need to read it straight through to find out how it ends. We all know how it ends! ;-) Unfortunately, not all these stories ended in a way I was happy with. To each their own, I guess....more
Disclosure: this was a free for review read from Rooster and Pig publishing.
Meh. In the beginning of the book, I felt like I was getting to know a chaDisclosure: this was a free for review read from Rooster and Pig publishing.
Meh. In the beginning of the book, I felt like I was getting to know a character and a storyline. But then it took off into what I consider a straight guy's wet dream of lesbian lust. Okay, I am not so much a prude as to not have felt anything. There were hot places. But just about when I might feel an emotional bond or honest need, I read words I have read of straight erotica that always yank me back to reality.
New Hire was so much less than learning the ropes of a new company for the new hire. In fact, once the boss takes over, she takes over! I would have loved more fleshing out of the characters. No pun intended. I think the author tried, but just didn't quite get there.
Maybe it is just me. Try it and see if it is a book for you....more
I hate short stories! There is never enough time to get to know the characters and get involved in the story. What do I hate more than short stories?I hate short stories! There is never enough time to get to know the characters and get involved in the story. What do I hate more than short stories? Episodes! To me, this is a way to wring more money out of an already poorer set of customers. And though many young women need this kind of book during their time of coming to terms with themselves, these seem to be the books that wring the most out of the purse. Very sad.
The three stars I gave this book are for the ways I felt I could relate to the main character of the book. The author described the life and times and development of Mandy in ways that would help those who are struggling to come out. And though this book is free the rest are $2.99 each. There just isn't enough meat/story here to put out more money. Sorry. If this had been longer, I might not mind. I might have given five stars. But with it so short... meh....more
I am loving this Tarot Witches series. Okay, it does get into more adult erotica but the stories are still quite interesting. The characters are fullI am loving this Tarot Witches series. Okay, it does get into more adult erotica but the stories are still quite interesting. The characters are full and flawed but lovable. This series takes you back to the beginnings as it were with werewolves and the worries those guys bring to the world. But now we have witches who are just learning that they even have that inner talent of magic.
This is the second book. The author sent me a free copy but then I bought the Amazon Kindle version so I could read it on any of my readers. But either way, I try to make my reviews as honest as possible. The most honest thing I can say here is that this series is not for children or young adults. New Adults and older is the audience the books are aimed for. If erotica or werewolves aren't the tea you drink, stay clear of this particular series. I love Sara's writing and her sense of adventure so I have been enjoying all her work.
I didn't always enjoy the werebeings but I started with S.M. Reine's Six Moon Summer of the Seasons of the Moon series and I couldn't stop. Now after all her different series which often overlap, I think I am caught up. Dare I say it? Last time I said it another two books were ready for me. I hope other enjoy her worlds like I do....more
When my husband recommends a book, I grab it up. It will be good. And Crux is proof. Just a side note. When he first mentioned Crux to me, there was aWhen my husband recommends a book, I grab it up. It will be good. And Crux is proof. Just a side note. When he first mentioned Crux to me, there was another book called Crux by Julie Reece that was also free. I will read that one very soon. I doubt it will be as steamy as this one. How could it be?
This Crux, by the writers who combine their talents and become Moira Rogers, author, has everything! BUT if you don't like shapeshifters, great romance, complex characters with relationships to a seedier, yet more honest side, or hot steamy (wait, I used that word already), volatile (yeah, that'll do it!) erotic lovemaking, don't bother. I can't remember gratuitous cussing. Maybe I was already enthralled and didn't notice. Let that be a warning: THIS IS FOR ADULTS! even I might be too young! (LOL. 65!)
The thing is, the young woman is running for her life. No place is safe for her or those she may give her heart to. Someone is out to get her. When she learns why, it still doesn't explain WHY. So what if she has an inner cougar begging her to shapeshift. That's not a good reason to kill those who get too close.
By the way, Fifty Shades and the pain be damned. This is what turns me on. It is just as hungry, sexually, but more in the moment and involved.
AND there are witches and seers trying to help the young woman become all she can be while fighting the bad guy.
This book is free. The rest of the series is out of my reach for now, but not impossibly high. Go check it out...if you dare!...more
Just when I thought I was caught up with the prolific Sara Reine's writings, there is more. After the last series which featured a male witch as the mJust when I thought I was caught up with the prolific Sara Reine's writings, there is more. After the last series which featured a male witch as the main character I saw this cover and thought it would be more of him. Not that Cesar is awful. He is actually amusing. But I love Ms. Reine's female leads better. Other covers of this book show a female, though so I took a chance. Not a big one. I planned on reading it regardless.
Warning, this is the first of a new series and this one is for adults only. There are erotic scenes that lean toward BDSM in nature. But the story is fun. The main character is actually Cesar's sister, Ofelia. It is the first time we get to see her side of the story. She now lives in a land between USA and Mexico where demons and other bad guys roam freely. She works at a bar as a stripper. Got your attention yet?
I read this one in one sitting. I couldn't stop reading. I love the idea that this series, Tarot Witches, nods to the Tarot, starting with the devil. Beyond that would be spoilers. If you like exciting adventures, this is it....more
I wish I could have written this review when I finished the book a few days ago. Alas, life. So let me see if I can remember my thoughts in the orderI wish I could have written this review when I finished the book a few days ago. Alas, life. So let me see if I can remember my thoughts in the order the book presented.
I remember being happy that the story started off helping the reader get to know the main characters and the ways they dealt with life.
Then I got unhappy because it seemed to go the way of a romance novel and I rarely like those.
THEN came the juicy parts; well presented and creatively done. I loved that there was a bit of instruction given so that those just learning of the different lifestyles can see the great extent of range from very vanilla to very peppered. I am glad that the characters were able to play and see what suited them rather than being strung up in the rafters as some books go. And I am glad that life tended to get in the way of lust, children at babysitters or phones that ring. Rare is the erotica that addresses RL.
It almost met my every need for a book of this genre. ;-)...more
YAY!!! I'm finished!!!!! I had so many thoughts about this book but the one I thought the most was, 'Why is this so popular?' Second only to, 'This isYAY!!! I'm finished!!!!! I had so many thoughts about this book but the one I thought the most was, 'Why is this so popular?' Second only to, 'This is boring as hell!' Third, 'Gosh, if young women read this hoping to find their own fifty shades control freak, they might think they can HEAL him. Then may find themselves dead.' This is a story. Period. Fantasy can be erotic. But these books seldom felt like erotica. Maybe that is my fibromyalgia speaking. When one lives with pain you start to realize how unsexy pain can be. I must admit that there were a couple scenes that were sexy but mostly I found myself hating the male and scared for the female.
So... if it was so bad, why did I give it 3 stars? Because about halfway through book two it started to pick up. I started to admire Ana. I thought maybe there might be hope for Christian. But this only lasted to the middle of book three. Suddenly the crazy action/adventure was over and... the career girl was nearly the most boring character alive again. And when I thought that I was at the final chapter I found there were three more to trudge through.
I did like that the books did a little in educating the public on BDSM but not as much as I think could have been. A small bibliography at the end leading to books and websites of information would have raised the trilogy to another star. Not that it is that hard to find those sites. It is well worth learning about the lifestyle. Honest people are on those sites to teach more than one may ever need to know. But in searching these one can learn of ones own sexuality. That is healthy for anyone to learn.
So I don't want to discourage others to read it. Just not something I ever want to read again....more
This was a freebie from author for Fourth of July (2012). Thanks!
Wow, since I have had this book for nearly two years, I am sorry it took so long. I aThis was a freebie from author for Fourth of July (2012). Thanks!
Wow, since I have had this book for nearly two years, I am sorry it took so long. I am hoping the author has taken the time to edit this book. The reader already has to suspend disbelief on this erotic sci-fi, but to have so many errors, especially ones that made me have to stop and reread a lot of passages, made this a rough read.
I loved the story and the characters. Keva is one tough cookie and sexy as hell! Even when she is shot she fights to save her mate. For those that are turned off by language or erotic situations, this is not for you. But for those willing to enjoy a different type of story... this is it!
There is space travel and evil scientists all the things that make a good sci-fi, Miss Kitty Roads just took that kind of story and made it sexier. Thank you for letting me read your story. Sorry it took so long for me to get to it....more
What an interesting story. It may have erotic parts but the goal doesn't seem to be more than the sensual lines of the story. Other senses are calledWhat an interesting story. It may have erotic parts but the goal doesn't seem to be more than the sensual lines of the story. Other senses are called upon while reading Aroma. Smell, taste, hearing, color. In fact, I am still seeing that world as green and lush and it has been a couple hours since I finished reading it.
Mythologies are put into use. I will admit to being ignorant of Philippino cultures and stories, so if this is rare or overdone, I wouldn't know. I just know that it kept my interest all the way through.
I think an editor's eye would have been quite helpful, though, with foreign words and names it must have been hard to keep the story pure and not fall into a more native language.
The ending was abrupt. Not sure what other choice there might have been but I felt I needed something more satisfying--or is there a sequel coming?