Only just three stars. Couldn't get into Callie and Max's history and they definitely didn't live up to the other books in the Colter's series expectaOnly just three stars. Couldn't get into Callie and Max's history and they definitely didn't live up to the other books in the Colter's series expectations! I thought Max was a bit of a dick at times and wanted Callie to let her brother beat him up!...more
Bloody hell! This is a brilliant free read! Even if it wasn’t free it’s still a worth a read. I remember reading the teaser for this way back when andBloody hell! This is a brilliant free read! Even if it wasn’t free it’s still a worth a read. I remember reading the teaser for this way back when and was eager to know how this little number would play out and well.. it played out extremely well! I actually read this on Christmas Day when I was full of cold and feeling sorry for myself and needed a little pick me up, Magic Gifts was the perfect thing to do just that. It was truly great to have some extra Kate and Curran time and see their little group and see how Kate and Curran are continuing to make their mating work. Kate and Curran are there usual wonderful, violent and up to know good selves. Somehow trouble always seems to find them and even Curran’s attempt at a nice dinner out doesn’t go to plan thanks to the undead and some Vikings! As usual Magic Gifts lives up to everything we’ve come to know, love and expect from Kate, Curran and their friends and I feel extremely honoured that as reader ‘s we are able to receive such gifts from Ilona Andrews. As they still take valuable time to write even this free short read! I’m also super excited even more now for Andrea’s story thanks to Magic Gifts, with the little teaser’s it gives us I can’t wait to see how it turns out!...more
Wow! Just Wow! True Colors was more than I was expecting. After loving Dragon Bound the first in the Elder Races series I found that the other two booWow! Just Wow! True Colors was more than I was expecting. After loving Dragon Bound the first in the Elder Races series I found that the other two book’s while enjoyable and good just didn’t work as well for me as Dragon Bound had. However, I had (have) my fingers crossed for Oracle Moon out in March. Little did I know that there was actually a novella due out in December. And I have to say that it brought back the Elder Races series for me. Brought it back to the same level I found Dragon Bound to be. Gideon is a brilliantly written character and I found myself drawn to him by the way Ms Harrison wrote him and how his Wyr half fits him so much! I thought it worked perfectly! I really enjoyed Alice, I thought she made a wonderful heroine and was an interesting match for Gideon. I don’t think on my own I would have thought that these two characters would have worked out well together but the way Ms Harrison writes them and fits them together really works and I fully enjoyed it. There is however more to the story than just Alice and Gideon realising they are meant for each other and although I found it a little predictable I still really enjoyed it and enjoyed learning more about the Wyr and one of Dragos’ men. I’m really looking forward to reading more in this series!...more
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancé wants her all to himsSexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancé wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human. Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?
Immortal Rider is another interesting addition to the Lords of Deliverance series. It really expands on the overall storyline and moves the book forward. While I enjoyed parts of Immortal Rider I sadly didn't get as drawn into the storyline as I did with Ares and Cara in the first book Eternal Rider. I found it lacking in comparison. I couldn't connect and focus on Limos as the heroine. Although Immortal Rider was meant to be her book I think it was all overshadowed by Thanatos and Regan and really they were such great characters you couldn't help but be pulled in by them. Especially as Immortal Rider really sets up their storyline for Lethal Rider in the next book. I did like Arik and at times felt more connected with the storyline because of his character but then there would be a moment were I had to put the book down and when I'd pick it up again I'd loose that connection. Even though I didn't love Immortal Rider it's a good edition to the series and is a great sets up for the next book....more
When it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pureblood vamp, thWhen it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pureblood vamp, the assassin thinks it will be just business as usual. One less vicious vamp on the streets... one more undead parasite gone from the earth. Then he meets her.
Allison Gray isn't the prey that Cade expects. Beautiful, innocent, she stirs a dark desire within him. Allison hasn't transformed fully into a vampire, not yet, and it's Cade's job to make sure that she never does. Allison thinks that he's at her side to keep her safe, but Cade is supposed to pick the right moment --and kill her.
Killing Allison is soon the last thing that Cade plans. As she begins the transformation that will turn her into a vampire, her bloodlust and their desire merge in an explosion of need that neither can control. But Allison's enemies are closing in, and the coming battle will take Cade and Allison beyond life, beyond love... and into a deadly darkness that waits to claim them both.
I'm loving Cynthia Eden's Bound series, Bound in Darkness is the second book in this series, I use the term 'series' lightly because while they all have the same theme running through them, you don't often get characters from one novella in the next one. Although they mention Jace and Morgan as the main or first vampire/werewolf bonding that other's through this series mention. These novella's can very much be read as stand-alone and read in an order. Which is great for someone like me who hardly ever reads a series in order!
Cade Thain is a serious bad-ass! He has the tattoo's and scars to prove it! Since he was a child he's hated and been hunting Vampires since they did bad, bad things to him and his pack. So when a Witch hires him to kill a pureblood Cade just thinks it's business as usual. Yet the Pureblood he's been sent to kill is still human and Cade is instantly drawn to her. Allison, is a poor misguided human about to turn into a vampire thinking there's a cure and Cade is her saviour. Little does she know she's going to get stabbed in the back. More than once!
Allison is a great character, although she gets tricked more than once she never really lets it get her down and is always willing to fight. She'll never take what the witch has planned for her lying down! Allison and Cade have a really complicated but super interesting relationship and it makes Bound by Darkness a really super read! ...more
Quick, easy read. Haven't read any of the previous books in this series and didn't feel like I was missing much until the end were there was a littleQuick, easy read. Haven't read any of the previous books in this series and didn't feel like I was missing much until the end were there was a little bit of confusion but other than that a fun read....more
Zola's Pride is a lovely, interesting free read from Moira Rogers on their website. I was really interested after reading Cipher how Zola and Walker lZola's Pride is a lovely, interesting free read from Moira Rogers on their website. I was really interested after reading Cipher how Zola and Walker learnt to work together and how they got together and Zola's Pride answers all these lovely questions. A must for any fan of the Sourthen Arcana series, especially if you've read the first two books....more
I so loved Nightfall! The first 3/4 of the book were truly brilliant. I was gripped within the first few chapters and couldn't put the book down. TheI so loved Nightfall! The first 3/4 of the book were truly brilliant. I was gripped within the first few chapters and couldn't put the book down. The characters were interesting and different, the setting was disgusting and intriguing all at the same time and when people died I felt sad and heart-broken. But at the end of the book I was disappointed and had a few unanswered questions that hopefully will be answered in the next two books! I feel this book deserves a much higher rating than I've given it but the ending really put a downer on Nightfall for me but other than that it was a really great read and would highly recommend....more
I felt a little let down with the third book of the Order of the Sicari, I didn't feel the chemistry between Dante and Cleo as I should have done andI felt a little let down with the third book of the Order of the Sicari, I didn't feel the chemistry between Dante and Cleo as I should have done and wasn't overly pleased with the secondary relationship between Cleo's parents. However, I was pleased with the ending and have high hopes for the fourth book!...more
Sweet end to the Sweet series and an interesting start to the new series with which this book featured the new soon to be hero Kane (hot! hot! hot!).Sweet end to the Sweet series and an interesting start to the new series with which this book featured the new soon to be hero Kane (hot! hot! hot!). Felt a little let down in comparison to the previous books in this series with this one and had a few issues with the heroine although I like how she interacted with the group on a whole which gave Lyric major plus points other than that a good read....more
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobiliBorn into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Now Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign. This was my October group read with Vampire Book Club and I highly enjoyed it. As I’ve stated in a previous review although I’m slowly reading books of the Urban Fantasy genre I class myself as being pretty new to it still and generally find every other book not to my taste yet, Blood Rights has such an interesting set-up that I can’t help but slowly start to fall for this series and possibly this genre. However, I will state that I found Blood Rights rather slow in its set-up of the book than compared to a few other Urban Fantasy books that I’ve read. However, once Blood Rights is set-up and you know who everyone is and which direction Blood Rights itself is going in it quickly picks up the pace and the action set’s in and I feel right at home with the storyline. I will say a couple of things that put me off Blood Rights were, the fact that there are about ten characters and I’ve already read the second book Flesh and Blood and can tell you that the character count goes up again in the next book and sometimes I found that I was getting more annoyed with every new character being introduced in the book than I was with how quickly the storyline was moving along and the other thing was after I’d finished it I was plagued with the feeling that it felt more of a YA novel than an Urban Fantasy novel and I couldn’t shake this until I read the second book. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I thought it felt more like a YA but it was to do with Chrysabelle and the way she’s portrayed through parts of the book with such innocence and naivety. Yet I still enjoyed the chemistry that was slowly starting to form between Chrysabelle and Mal and getting to know both sides much more and their families and friends. Which there seem to be a lot of! Also can anyone say they wouldn’t give this book a try just based on the front cover?! I think it’s really eye catching and makes me want to own it just for the unusual cover. On the negative side I not only didn’t like Tatiana as a villain but I found her highly annoying and at times pushed me to the edge of my nerves. I had high hopes that she would be killed off and a new villain would take her place but sadly I think that’s rather unlikely because I’ve begun to realise that once you set up a character as a villain and don’t kill them off it’s pretty hard to change who the villain is and may find myself become more annoyed with the villain than any other part of the story! I would highly recommend Blood Rights to any Urban Fantasy fans or Paranormal Romance fans wanting to make that jump....more