Monthly Archives: November 2020

Books I read in November 📱👩🏻‍💻 📚 🎧

Books I read in November 📱👩🏻‍💻 📚 🎧

Bloody Heart: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 4) by Sophie Lark 👩🏻‍💻BST

Outfoxed (The Fox Witch Book 1) by R.J. Blain 👩🏻‍💻TRC 

Something to hold onto (Silver Duet series) Book 2 by M.K. Oien 📱TRC

Her Avenging Angel Book 4 Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Keras (Guardians of Hades Romance Series) Book 7 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻
Damion (Guardians of Hades Romance Series) Book 6 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Her Angel: Her Wicked Angel.(Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) book 3 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) Book 2 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

The Footman (House of Devon Book 5) by Lauren Smith 👩🏻‍💻TRC 
Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) Book 1 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Dirty: A Raven Riders Novella book 4 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel book 3 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Calistos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Marek (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 4) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Esher (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻
Ride Rough: A Raven Riders Novel book 2 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel book 1 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Hard As Steel: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover book 0.5 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻🦋
📖 Read an actual Book 
👩🏻‍💻 Read on my Kindle
🎧 Listened to an audiobook 
📱IBooks 
Sites I leave arc reviews on….. 

TRC (The Reading Cafe) A site I guest review
BS    (Book Siren) 
BS    (BookSprout) 
HG (Hidden Gems)
NG  (NetGalley) 
VR (Voracious Readers) 
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Amazon 
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Kindle Review….. Keras (Book 7) Guardians of Hades romance series: by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Keras (Book 7) Guardians of Hades romance series: by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Description……

Leap back into the Guardians of Hades paranormal romance series in the epic final instalment. Join Keras and Enyo as they battle to overcome their past to seize the future they both secretly desire and make a last stand against the enemy bent on destroying their world and ours.

If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this paranormal romance series is for you.

Seven powerful Greek god heroes. Seven passionate paranormal romance books. No cliffhangers. Just happily forever afters!

Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon

Book 7: Keras

Link https://amzn.to/2YBxXvZ *

Publication date 24/11/2020

My Review…..

Oh I’m so happy to have read this book, and so sad the series is coming to an end….. but wait, the author has added another book or two to this series. Hooray!! 

This series has been an absolute joy to read. The emotions it pulls out of you range from sadness to utter joy. 

Keras is the last of the brothers to have his story told. 
He’s the eldest of Hades sons, and has had to shoulder a lot of responsibilities, the daily caring and looking after his brothers. He reluctantly took on the role of leader. It’s what his father expected of him, and Keras would never let his father down. 
He’s an emotionless god, they slow him down, and slowly he’s been closing himself off from his brothers. Not a good thing to do!
The continual battle to keep the gates to Hades realm safe, watching his brothers battle their own personal demons and not to be able to fix it. And then as one by one watching his brothers fall in love! He’s not jealous, he’s not sad, he’s not anything but numb!! 

Enyo is the goddess of War, her brother Ares (yes, Hades son was named after that god) has always kept her safe, but that safety comes at a price! Being kept away from the only man she’s ever loved has caused her so much pain! But no more, she’s going to join the battle and not even her brother can tell her what to do….. 

There is history between the main characters, and in the previous books we didn’t get a lot of information on them. But whenever her name was mentioned, Keras would storm away! And when she would visit his brothers and not him, that had to have hurt. So it’s great we finally get more on the pair. And it’s a great story of unrequited love, moments missed, opportunities that they let slip them by. Each believing they were only friends and nothing more! 

We also get to find out what’s in the box he always carries with him. And it’s a big factor in this story……. 

“Tell me what’s wrong, Keras,” she murmured softly.
His gaze lifted to lock with hers. His eyes filled with remorse, with defeat—with suffering. She had never seen him so weak and unguarded. He fell to his knees, slipping from her grip, and sank forwards, planting his hands against the slick rooftop.
“I can’t do this anymore,” he whispered, his voice so low she struggled to make out what he had said over the roar of the wind.
“Do what?” She kept her voice soft, warm, hoping it would soothe him enough that he would speak with her about what was happening to him, because she needed to help him.
A pause.
“Live without you.”
He curled up and wrapped his arms around himself, clutching his wet black shirt, pulling it tight across his back as he shivered, trembling badly.”

Excerpt From
Keras
Felicity Heaton

It’s a story of two lovers kept apart. Both yearning for one another, but both afraid to let anyone in. 
It’s a story of addiction, and the ongoing battle to win. 
It’s a story of good possibly triumphing over evil, but not without a price!! 

As always the story is gripping, the emotions will have you on the edge of your seat. I could not put this book down. 
The fight scenes as always are bloody and ferocious, intense and humorous in places. The interaction between the brothers is on point as usual, the witty one liners and quick comebacks are what make this book enjoyable. 
Keras has been a dark horse from the very first book, giving just enough away to keep you hooked. And when he finally gets his story, it just about break your heart. 
Enyo is a great character, very strong, but had so much taken from her. Eons of being put in her place had made her second guess herself. 
But the one thing that didn’t change over the centuries…… 
Their love for one another…. 

But will love be enough to overcome the evil that is coming their way? The battle ahead is suddenly thrust upon them and allies quickly turn on one another!! Who can the brothers trust? 
And can Keras overcome his darkness? Can he tell his goddess that she’s the only one in his heart? And can Enyo finally put her happiness before her brothers wants? 

If you’ve picked up Keras without reading the previous books (why?) then you may feel a little behind (but you can read it) but if you’ve read the other books, then your in for a bumpy ride……

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Kindle Review…. Daimon: Guardians of Hades Romance Series (Book 6) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Daimon: Guardians of Hades Romance Series (Book 6) by Felicity Heaton

Description……

Leap back into the Guardians of Hades paranormal romance series in this next thrilling instalment. Join Daimon and Cassandra as they fight the desire that blazes between them, struggling against their feelings and the rising tide of danger closing in on the seven sons of Hades, their world and ours.

If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this paranormal romance series is for you.

Seven powerful Greek god heroes. Seven passionate paranormal romance books. No cliffhangers. Just happily forever afters!

Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon

Book 7: Keras

https://amzn.to/2YyTupd *

Publication date 29/9/2020

My Review….

Daimon is guardian of the Hong Kong gate, he’s also been blessed (or cursed in his case) with the ability to control Ice. The only downside of that is he can’t touch or be touched without severe frostbite. He’s constantly cold, and wants to go home, back to the Underworld (there his powers are manageable) but that’s not going to happen anytime soon!

He’s watched as his brothers have all found mates (well except Keras, and if he gets his head out of his butt, he could have a certain goddess!)

He’s envious, he wants what they all have. Well, in fact he’d just settle for someone to touch him without getting frostbite!

His brother Ares, use to know how he felt, (he controlled fire, and couldn’t touch anyone without them getting third degree burns!) until Megan came along, and now…. well let’s just say, it’s pretty unfair! He’s the odd guy out, the third wheel, in fact a big fat gooseberry!! All this love and companionship is making Daimon tired, but he’s promised his brother’s Keras and Esher, he will stay in the Tokyo mansion until the threat is over!!

Quick recap without trying to give too much away….. The brothers protect gates that connect the Underworld to this world. Only certain types of demons are allowed to pass through, it’s the Guardians jobs to stop the others demons.

But others are plotting to take over the Underworld (overthrow their father Hades) then merge the two worlds together (basically creating a hell on Earth)

Each book gives us more details to the plot, with the explosive culmination happening in Keras’s book!

Cassandra “Cassie” is guardian to Marinda (mate to Cal) and she’s also a pretty powerful witch.

She wasn’t sure that Marinda was going to be safe with the Guardians, but they’ve proved themselves capable in battle. That should have been the end of her duty, but a certain icy god has gotten her attention, she just needs to scratch that itch and then she will be on her way.

Cassie and Daimon meet in the previous book (calistos) and it’s almost hate at first sight. She thinks he’s a pompous a$$ and he thinks she’s a nightmare! Both bait each other at every opportunity that arises. She uses her magic to get one up on him, he tries to use his ice, but she seems to be one step ahead of him (unless he tries to drown her!) But there is a spark Daimon wants to ignore, but unlike most things that get close to him, Cassie only makes him burn hotter! His ice cold exterior is close to melting!!

But what we don’t know until we get to know Daimon better, is he did have someone before being banished to this realm…..

And so not only is he feeling guilty that he is beginning to like Cass, and he should be staying faithful to this other person.

He’s also also angry that he can’t touch Cassandra (and at first it’s to shut her up or drown her) and he wants to, badly!

But when things happen and Cass does touch him (remember powerful witch) then all bets are off, in fact the word MINE is growled and the blood that runs through his fathers veins, does indeed run through his, and he becomes possessive of Cass.

Cassandra is such a character, she’s a powerhouse in her own right, she’s sick of being sidelined when the action kicks off (oh boy does it kick off, and keeps kicking till your black and blue) she hates being told NO! And hates that her ward Marinda is still with Calistos, but she’s happy, and being well protected, so technically her job is done, she really should be getting back to her Coven.

But duty is waiting for her there, a duty Cass doesn’t think she can do any longer. She truly loves her sisters in the Coven, but here with the brothers and their mates, Cassandra sees a different type of family, and it’s now the one Cass wants. But life is never that easy….

We get closer to finding the traitor (and it’s one I thought it might be, but was still surprised when it was!) We get more information on missing family members, and we get a sneaky peek into Keras’s head (and that is one sad and scary place!)

The action is at full pelt for the whole book (I was exhausted just reading it!) sexy scenes are towards the end (but the banter and foreplay still made me chuckle)

You can be guaranteed tears, laughter, and a few OMG moments!

I didn’t think you could improve on the last book….

But with everything that goes on in this book, not only does it blow your mind, it also makes you wish for the book to be longer, or you need the last in the series like NOW.

I don’t know how the last book will play out, but it’s going to be EPIC!!

I really do recommend you read these books in order, you will feel like your missing things, and you will be, it’s an ongoing story, so although the MC’s get there HEA’s, it’s only just the beginning.

(EXCERPT from Daimon)

“You were right,” he husked and held her gaze. “You did melt my heart… but “you did so much more than that too. You breathed life into it. Into me.”

He lowered his head and brought his lips to hers.

“I breathe for you now. Live for you.”

He whispered against her mouth.

“I love you, Cass, and I want to be with you. Forever.”

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Kindle Review…. Calistos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Calistos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton

Description……

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Air, Calistos was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai. Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence.

Tormented by the death of his twin sister, Calistos wants nothing more than to find a way to save her soul, but the pain of continuing without her, the constant feeling that he got her killed, is slowly pulling him down into the darkness and he knows it’s only a matter of time before he succumbs to the call of the abyss.

Until a battle sets him on a collision course with a kind-hearted and beautiful mortal, one who rouses softer emotions he had sworn he would never risk feeling again, threatening to peel away his mask of playfulness and shatter the barriers around his heart.

Marinda is a woman on a mission—to become a great cellist and repay her father for his faith in her. But her regimented and studious life is thrown into chaos when a handsome man is carted into the ER where she works and takes her hostage, pulling her into a dark and dangerous world… one where she discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye and her entire life has been a lie.

When the enemy makes a play for Marinda and the gates, will Calistos find the strength to let someone into his heart again and look to the future, or will the pain of his past lead him to unleash hell on this world?

Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon

Book 7: Keras

Publication date 28/7/2020

https://amzn.to/2Yxlmtx *

My Review……

How do I tell you about Calistos without giving away any of the previous books. You really do need to read this series in order. There is a lot going down!

A few twists and an honest to oh my god moment!!

Calistos is the youngest of the brothers, he was also a twin (sadly she died)

The wind is his element, and he wields it with accuracy and with deadly intent. Always the reckless one, the one to dice with death, a quick jab and sarcastic comeback.

But beneath that, is a young man, brother and son that aches with loss. His twin was taken from him, and his family, and he’s battled with that heartache for centuries. His burden to bear till the end of time, it was his fault his twin sister died that day. No matter how his family tell him otherwise.

He also suffers terrible headaches and blackouts, this is the product of his sister’s death. If he tries to remember how she died, then he’s punished with a migraine and if pushed then a blackout. His family treat him with kid gloves, the baby of the family, the broken one. But Cal thinks they still hold him responsible for the death of his sister (angry that he didn’t protect her) no matter how many times they tell him that, he won’t believe it.

A thrill seeker and adrenaline junkie, fast cars and even faster women.

Miranda is attending at musical college in Paris, her love of music is all she needs at the moment, well that and her father. After her mother died, it was just the two of them, working all the hours he could and saved all the spare cash to buy Miranda a Cello. Being away from her father is hard, but her flat mates are fun, life at the moment is pretty good.

When they first meet its in the ER, she’s drawn to the bloody mess which is Cal, the team try to save him as he looks close to death. But within seconds his wounds begin to close and all hell breaks loose, she’s taken hostage as the drunk junkie tries to leave the hospital.

Next think Miranda sees is strange people trying to force something down her throat!!!

Darkness and Miranda wonders how she got here, she doesn’t remember anything of the last few hours!!

Then fates bring them together, her father is murdered, her friend/guardian tells her to get to London.

Being ambushed by daemons, then meeting up again with Cal in the middle of blood and carnage.

There is the usual distrust, the brothers think it’s a convenience that Miranda and Cal meet twice in less than a week. They are even more concerned when Miranda tells them her father saw her future, and it’s with the brothers! As a friend? Or enemy?

“It was just lust.

He needed to go out and find something fast and fun, a swift fuck to clear his head.

He grabbed the paper towels, stooped with another grimace as his jeans tightened painfully over his crotch, and mopped up the spilled orange juice.

The scent of roses and lilac hit him.

Had his dick rock hard in an instant.

He froze and lifted his head, his gaze catching on her bare feet just inches from him. His eyes drifted up them, a groan threatening to slip from his lips as he realised just how close she was, and how easy it would be to rise up, wrap his arm around her and pull her against him.” Excerpt From Calistos

The more time Cal spends with Miranda the more he notices he’s calmer around her, and when he tries to remember his sister, it’s not as hard as it usually is, what does that mean?

This book promised a wild ride, and the author delivered it in spades.

It will have you putting it down, walking away, and hurrying back to read more.

There are a few twists, and a few times I had to take a deep breath and tell myself things would work out.

They’d better work out!!!!

The author catches you from the first page, and doesn’t let go till the last word.

Descriptions are so vivid, characters jump out from the pages. 

You want to cheer the good guys, slap the bad guys, and want the next book immediately.

“Adrenaline surged through Cal, pulling power in its wake as he faced off against the horde of daemons, his back plastered against Esher’s and Daimon close to his side.

He flicked a glance at Marinda, checking on her. Cass protectively clutched her with one hand and twisting crimson and aqua orbs spiralled around the other as she held it in front of her, casting colourful light over her long black dress.

He caught the fear in Marinda’s violet eyes. The doubt” Excerpt From Calistos

So can he convince Miranda to give them a chance? Can he show his brothers he’s not the idiot they all think he is.

And will they get the upper hand in this war for both the underworld and this one?

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*I am an Amazon affiliate and all the book links are my affiliate links. Using them I do receive a small commission.

Kindle Review…. Marek (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 4) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Marek (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 4) by Felicity Heaton 

Description….

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Earth, Marek was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai. Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. 

Haunted by a betrayal that shattered him and set him on a dark path of vengeance, Marek closely guards his heart, as determined to keep it safe as he is to wipe the scourge of vampires from the world.

Until a hunt lands him in the presence of a beautiful woman who threatens to steal that heart as she battles his sworn enemy, her graceful moves igniting a passion so fierce and hunger so deep it consumes him.

Caterina’s sole purpose for the last decade has been freeing her brother of the curse of being turned into a vampire. When an alluring dark warrior steps in to help her battle a nest of bloodsuckers, her entire life is tipped off balance. She knows deep in her heart the warrior can help her save her brother, but can she trust a man who is driven to slay every vampire he meets?

When Marek’s enemy emerges from the shadows, and Caterina is pulled down a dark rabbit hole into a dangerous world, will they be strong enough to overcome their pride and their prejudices or will a dark turn of events shatter both their hearts?

Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon 

Book 7: Keras 

Publication date 26/5/2020

https://amzn.to/2ErKr2p *

My Review…… 

Marek the Guardian of the gate In Seville and the “earth” element is book 4. 

Marek is on a mission, to seek out and destroy all and any vampires he comes across.

Betrayed by a lover, he slaughtered her nest and now he’s on a mission to wipe them all out!! 

Caterina is looking for a cure for her beloved brother. 

Bitten by a vampire, he’s slowly dying, he hasn’t got much longer, so if she can find his “sire”, then Caterina hopes he will become human again. 

Looking for vampire nests in Barcelona she hopes to come across the vampire and kill it, before it kills her brother!! 

Coming across Caterina was a surprise, and before he knows what’s hit him, he has a partner to back him up on the hunt. But what will he do when he finds out her secret? Will he help or will he end her brother’s life? 

Caterina wasn’t expecting to find out that not only do vampires exist, but other monsters and gods roam this earth too. Can she trust Marek with her brothers secret, or will she walk away to protect him? 

This book was a total surprise, I wasn’t sure of Marek’s background story. We know something dark happens in his past, but being betrayed by a vampire lover, wasn’t one of them. And it has to be a big betrayal as he’s bent on taking them all out, and he’s not suppose to!! (Vampires are permitted to go to and from the underworld)

He’s also in the middle of his brother’s “love life” and he hates that his brother Keras doesn’t speak to him unless he has to! (The story between Keras and the goddess of war looks to be a long standing one, and will I’m sure the story will be a good one)

Have to admit I was a little taken aback with how quick the main characters fell for each other (considering how in love he was previously!) but what he feels for Caterina is completely different from what he felt with Airlea.

Liked how the storyline is different from the rest (in fact all the stories are different) 

It’s great that we get a little more information with each story that’s told. The ongoing war with the unseen forces that want control of both the underworld and this one. 

And the surprises just kept coming in this one….. 

As all the books in this series, it’s really well written, fast paced, loaded with fight scenes and twists. 

We interact with all the brothers and the women in their lives. 

We laugh along with the funny moments. And I wanted to shake them too!! And a few moments had me reaching for the tissues!! 

The series is coming to an end soon 😒and that’s sad! But I’m looking forward to reading the next brother. 

It’s going to be epic! 

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*I am an Amazon affiliate and all the book links are my affiliate links. Using them I do receive a small commission.


Kindle Review…. Esher (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Esher (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton 

Description…….

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Water, Esher was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Tormented by his past, Esher burns with hatred towards mortals and bears a grudge against Hades for forcing him into their world, condemning him to a life of battling to keep a fragile hold on his darker side—a side that wants to kill every human in the name of revenge.

Until he finds himself stepping in to save a female—a beautiful mortal filled with light and laughter who draws him to her as fiercely as the pull of the moon, stirring conflict in his heart and rousing dangerous needs long forgotten.

Aiko knows from the moment she sets eyes on the black-haired warrior that he is no ordinary man, just as she’s no ordinary woman. Blessed with a gift, she can see through his stormy façade to the powerful god beneath, and the pain and darkness that beats inside him—pain she grows determined to heal as she falls deeper under his spell and into his world.

When the daemon bent on turning Esher against his brothers makes her move, will Esher find the strength to overcome his past and fulfil his duty, or will the lure of revenge allow the darkness in his heart to seize control, transforming him into a god intent on destroying the world?

Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon 

Book 7: Keras 

Publication date 24/3/2018

https://amzn.to/3jks9yZ *

My Review…… 

OMG!!! That was the best book yet. 

Esher is a water element that lives in Tokyo. He’s seen plenty of changes to his home, well actually it’s not home. He wants more than Valen to return to the underworld and his parents. He hates it here, the mortals are all beneath him, he can’t understand why Valen and Ares have taken mortal lovers!! 

“Rain hammered the pavement around him, scoured the walls of the towering buildings that hemmed him in and stole the clouds from view with their bright neon signs, and saturated the two daemons gathering their wits around fifty feet from him in the narrow Tokyo alley. It mingled with the black blood that turned the air rank and coppery, a stench he wanted to erase from this world.

And he would.

Esher moved forwards, through the heavy droplets that began to gather and condense, responding to the hunger mounting inside him—a desire to eradicate the foul creatures stumbling onto their feet now.

At the far end of the narrow street beyond them, a mortal male tucked beneath a clear convenience store umbrella paused and glanced their way.

Big mistake.” Excerpt from Esher

Aiko can sense beings, she knows there are “others” out there, she can communicate with spirits. So isn’t at all surprised to work out that Esher is a god. And his brothers are too. 

She’s studying to be a doctor, to help her parents in their clinic. 

Esher’s moods are not only connected to his past, but the phases of the moon, so when it’s at its fullest, Esher is at risk of losing his control. 

They meet on a late night train. Esher comes to her rescue. That surprised the hell out of him, mortals aren’t worth his time, but this female draws him in, something about her soothes him, which in turn annoys him. 

Esher is my favourite character in this series. So tormented, his past had definitely shaped him into the god he is today. 

Being tortured and beaten for weeks had him almost ready to give up, but the knowledge that his father and brothers would find and rescue him kept him hanging on, but the repercussions of that abuse is he needs to keep his brothers safe at all times. If not, he loses control and bad things happen!! 

He loves all his brothers, but shares a closer bond with Daimon, and it seems Daimon can calm his brother down easier than the rest. 

Wounded in Valens book by a Wraith, saved by a mortal female, Esher is unstable. He wants to drown the world most days. He doesn’t see any redeeming qualities in the human race. Until Aiko shows him the world through her eyes, he still hates the mortals, but with his brothers finding happiness with them and now his “butterfly” Esher needs to come to terms with his hatred. 

But when Aiko is kidnapped all bets are off, and the guardians need to find her before Esher unleashes his fury….. 

“He dropped his lips to hers, brushed them tenderly and shut the world out as he kissed her, giving her a taste of what was to come when his brothers were gone and they were alone. He held her close and her heat seeped into him, her soft sighs stirring fire in his veins and strengthening the resolve in his heart.

His little butterfly.

A single question rang in his mind, echoing there as he savoured her kiss and the feel of her in his arms.

What would he do for her?”

“For her, he would destroy his enemies and protect the humans he had once despised, ones he was learning to forgive because she had opened his eyes and his heart again. He would defend the gates and fulfil his duty, keeping their world and this one safe.

For her, he would fight the darkness and he would win. He would vanquish his other side and destroy it for good, would become the complete male he had once been.

All so he could be with her.

Forever.” Excerpt From Esher

With like all the previous stories we get just a little more info on the brothers and the trouble they are facing. 

And now with a Goddess passing on a warning that something is coming, will they be able to stop it? 

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Kindle Review….. Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton 

Description….

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Lightning, Valen was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Cursed by Zeus to never know love again, Valen has brought up barriers around his heart to protect it, but with each new barrier he creates, the dark hold his power has over him grows, becoming all he needs.

Until the night he finally crosses paths with the assassin who has been watching him from the shadows, a bewitching mortal possessing the name of an angel and the skills of a devil—a woman who awakens his passionate heart and stirs dangerous desires.

Eva has built a fearsome reputation for herself in Italy’s underworld, but her latest job in her beloved city of Rome has left her feeling that she has stepped into a dangerous world and this mission might end in her death—either at the hands of her mysteriously seductive client or by the blade of the wickedly alluring warrior who is her target.

As the threat from the daemons escalates and more than just the Rome gate becomes their target, will Valen be strong enough to face the fears in his heart and the ghosts of his past to claim everything he desires or will they lure him deeper under their spell and into the darkness?

Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon 

Book 7: Keras 

Publication date 25/2/2017

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My Review…… 

Book two sees us with Valen in Rome where he lives and guards his gate. His hands are lethal weapons, he can command lightning like his uncle Zeus. 

“The tiny bolts of lightning that leaped between his fingertips chased upwards and burrowed into his skin beneath his long black cotton coat, and his eyelids slid to half-mast as warmth suffused his flesh and sank deep into his bones.

Sweet gods, it felt good.

Always did. Always would.

He let his power flow through him, coaxing it to chase along his skin just beneath the surface, cajoling it into doing his bidding in order to have that momentary high, that sweet, sweet buzz that he had come to crave ever since he had been banished to this fucking hellhole known as Earth, kicked from his home in the Underworld by his father.” Excerpt From

Valen

But he hates it here on Earth, he wants to go home and live in peace in his own little part of the underworld. But until then he begrudgingly protects those who live there. 

Eva (or Angel as she’s also known as) is an assassin for hire, good at her job, but her latest target has her puzzled, why would the job change from information only to capture? It doesn’t make any sense! 

He’s being hunted, and for a while now, the cat and mouse he is playing with his little assassin is his only joy, well that and killing daemons that try to use the gate. And the electricity that runs through his body. 

Luring her into a trap was easy enough, sending her back to her boss was a piece of cake, but what he didn’t bank on was the feelings she drew from him. He knew she would be trouble (his mother had spoken to him a cryptic message) but he didn’t realise how much! 

Eva isn’t happy at finding out she’s been played by her boss. So she plans to talk to her mark, that takes her down a path that totally confuses her!! 

The pair then plan to work together, trying to keep it professional on both sides proves hard, in fact downright difficult, the attraction between the two is off the scale….. 

Must admit, meeting Valen in the first book “Ares”, you just want to smack Valen, his attitude towards his brothers is antagonistic, his hatred towards his father is palpable, but the loathing for his Uncle Zeus borders on the verge of War!! But you also get a sense of loneliness from him. You the camaraderie between his brothers, why is he being left out? Why does his mother spend more time with him than his brothers? 

The sparks between Valen and Eva is electric, almost from the beginning you see Valen fight his attraction to Eva, his feelings of being unworthy of love. 

The history behind the scar he wears on his face, changes how you view him. You can’t help but want to offer him comfort.

And Eva, she’s awesome, a fighter, a heroine with a brain and a kicka$$ attitude. She’s definitely a match for Valen. 

She freaks out initially when she sees all the things going on in the book,(but who wouldn’t?) but it not long till Eva is back and fighting alongside Valen. 

“It hadn’t been difficult to find the villa based on the information Eva had given to him, or at least it shouldn’t have been. Feeling the wards on his apartment trigger and returning to find her gone, and no trace of the scent of daemon in the area, had sent him off the deep end a little, and screwed with his senses.

The need to take her back, to protect her and keep her safe, and to destroy whoever stood in his path, was strong, commanding him against his will to shake the earth and the sky, unleashing his fury on this world.

It had taken him twenty minutes of going in circles, draining his strength by frantically stepping from one spot to the next across the valley, before he had finally calmed enough that he could focus and use his senses again.

The moment they had cleared, he had caught the coppery stench of daemons in the air, and had known exactly where to go.” Excerpt From Valen

The plot thickens, a battle in Ares book ends with the daemon that was trying to kill Megan dying himself. But not before telling the brothers that trouble is coming, and a silhouette of a man with purple eyes watching them ….. 

I like the series immensely, and I can’t wait for the next book. 

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Kindle Review…. Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1) by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1) by Felicity Heaton.

Description…….

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. 

Caged by the manifestation of his power, held apart from those he loves by his own fire and starved of physical contact, Ares lives a cold existence driven by duty and the desire to return to his world.

Until his world collides with a daemon who steals his power and a mortal female who shatters the ice around his heart and awakens the true fire within him—a soul-stirring passion both dangerous and seductive.

Megan has wandered far from her home, driven from everyone she loves by the devastating realisation that she is different to them all. Unsure who to trust in the world, she keeps to herself, until a fateful stormy night brings a temptingly handsome warrior crashing into her life and into her heart—a warrior who seems to hold powers more frightening and marvellous than her own.

When the New York gate comes under threat, and Ares is put to the test, will he choose his duty and regain the power he needs in order to save his world or will he choose the desires of his heart and sacrifice his fire so he can be with the woman becoming his whole world?

Guardians of Hades romance series:

Book 1: Ares

Book 2: Valen

Book 3: Esher

Book 4: Marek

Book 5: Calistos

Book 6: Daimon 

Book 7: Keras 

Publication date 26/11/2016

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My Review…… 

A new series from one of my favourite authors. 

Megan has always wondered why she was different from other people! She could heal with her hands! She knew no one else was like her, so she hid her talent, wandering from place to place trying to find answers….. 

Ares is the son of Hades, banished here centuries ago, to guard a gate to Hell, he never wanted the job, thank goodness he’s not alone, his brothers are in different parts of the world guarding their own gates. A call will have them coming to one another’s aid at a moments notice (they can teleport or “step” as they like to call it) 

“Ares hoofed it through Central Park, pursuing the daemon who had made a break for it. The bastard accelerated, cutting through the patchy darkness ahead of him, and Ares pushed harder, ignoring the burn in his legs, his focus locked on his target. The lamps illuminating the path at intervals flickered over him as he sprinted, intent on running down the daemon before he escaped. Those same lights flashed over the daemon’s back, dull as they hit the dark hood of his sweatshirt but bright on the back of his leather jacket.

The slim male veered left, crashed through the undergrowth and broke out onto one of the park’s dark open fields.

Ares swore under his breath in the mortal tongue and followed him. He wasn’t in the mood to play tag, not tonight. While he enjoyed toying with his prey, he had already done that once tonight with two daemons.” Excerpt From Ares

Megan and Ares meet by accident, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. A witness to a battle that mortals have no idea is going on. 

After being wounded by the Daemon, Ares is found by two of his brothers, they assume Megan is responsible, but after questioning her, they realise she wasn’t to blame. But she does have answers to their questions, so they take her back to Ares’ home. 

Ares wakes to find his power gone…. 

He’s always been able to call fire on command, but after the battle with the daemon, Ares doesn’t have it!! 

He’s unsure as to how or why, and he needs it back, he might have wished he could touch things or people without burning them, but now the power is gone, he misses it….. 

So Ares along with Megan and his brothers begin their search for the daemon that took it. But there is more going on than just stealing powers…. 

And the more time Ares spends with Megan, the more he questions wanting his power back! 

But if he doesn’t get his powers back, his gate might fall, and if that happens, the world as we know it will cease to exist. In its place will be a Hell on earth!! 

The sons of Hades won’t let that happen. But if Ares gets his powers back, he won’t be able to touch his brothers or Megan! 

Loved this book. Really well written, it flows off the page into your mind so easily, that you form pictures in your mind, and create the scenes as they happen. The characters are great, a careful balance of warrior and wounded soul (after almost three hundred years of not touching someone, it had to have had a lasting effect) and the anger they have with their father is very palpable (why can’t they go home? Why can’t they visit?) 

And I love the interaction that they have with Persephone (their mother) she loves her sons so very much, and tries to guide them as much as she can. 

The difficulties between Ares and Megan are well thought out…. 

We also get a little background lesson….. 

Gods exist (Zeus, Apollo, Hades and Persephone etc)

Hellspawn are half mortal half god. They may have more than one power.

Carriers are offspring of the hellspawn (they have less power, usually just one gift) 

Demi Gods are also known as hellspawn, not a name commonly used. 

It’s a great way to start a series. And I can’t wait to read more on the brothers. 

“Ares pulled Megan closer to him and looked down at her, seeing her in this world, safe in his embrace.

No matter what happened, he would always protect her.

He held her to him, needing to feel her in his arms.

He would never give this up.

Cars rushed by below them and the cold night air carried the scent of rain again. Warm lights dotted the perfect skyscrapers and snaked through the dark swath of the park.

He would fight to protect his gate and those of his brothers, not only to protect the Underworld, not anymore. He would fight to protect Megan’s world because she had become his world now, and his place was beside her in this one.

He would fight for her.

He stared out at the city and it flickered to the future, and another building collapsed and burned bright in the red darkness.” Excerpt From Ares

And find out what’s going on with the daemon’s. 

And did you catch they had a sister? Where is she? 

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New Release…. Keras (Guardians of Hades) book 7 by Felicity Heaton

Description

Leap back into the Guardians of Hades paranormal romance series in the epic final instalment. Join Keras and Enyo as they battle to overcome their past to seize the future they both secretly desire and make a last stand against the enemy bent on destroying their world and ours.

If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this paranormal romance series is for you.

Seven powerful Greek god heroes. Seven passionate paranormal romance books. No cliffhangers. Just happily forever afters!

Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series:
Book 1: Ares
Book 2: Valen
Book 3: Esher
Book 4: Marek
Book 5: Calistos
Book 6: Daimon

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I love to create detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! All of them alpha as you would expect in paranormal romance, and every book with a guaranteed HAPPILY FOREVER AFTER!

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New Release… Desires Uncovered (Ardor Creek Book 3) by Ayla Asher.

Desires Uncovered (Ardor Creek Book 3) by Ayla Asher.

It was supposed to be a casual affair…

Dr. Teresa Roe moved from the bustling city to small-town Pennsylvania, hoping the slower pace would help her focus on finding a partner and building a family. Unfortunately, life had other plans, and Teresa finds herself single in her mid-forties, unable to have the children she craves. Determined to focus on the positives, she builds her thriving therapy practice and joins a hook-up app looking for a fun, no-strings-attached affair.

Mark Lancaster has no time to date or cultivate a relationship, so meeting women on hook-up apps is perfect for his busy schedule. When he meets Teresa, he can’t believe his fortune at finding someone so smart, sexy, and funny. In fact, his casual affair with her quickly becomes the highlight of his hectic life.

When Mark decides to run for County District Attorney, his opponent quickly reveals their relationship, spinning their affair as nefarious and creating a scandal that almost derails the campaign. Thankfully, Teresa agrees to enter into a fake engagement, saving him from ruin. But the road to victory isn’t easy, and as they grow closer, the relationship they both swear is casual begins to grow into something real…

Can two fiercely independent souls find true love amidst scandal?

Welcome back to Ardor Creek! If you love fake relationship shenanigans that lead to true love, this book is for you! As with all of Ayla’s books, there’s a slight holiday theme, and this one ends with a romantic Christmas.  There are discussions of infertility and domestic abuse so please consider that before you read. Enjoy!

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Arc Review…. Bloody Heart: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 4) by Sophie Lark 👩🏻‍💻

Bloody Heart: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 4) by Sophie Lark

Description……

She Cut My Heart Open…

I only meant to steal a car. I didn’t know I was stealing a girl, too. Until the most gorgeous face I’d ever seen popped up in the rear-view mirror.

I fell hard, fast, and forever…

But she tore out my heart — left me alone and bleeding.

How can I forget her, when I have to see that damned perfect face on billboards and magazines?

It’s torture.

9 long years. I thought I moved on.

Then I saw her in the flesh…

And my heart started bleeding all over again…

Reading Order:

Brutal Birthright Series

Book 1 Brutal Prince

Book 2 Stolen Heir

Book 3 Savage Lover

Book 4 Bloody Heart

Book 5 Broken Vow

Book 6 Heavy Crown

Publication date 28/10/2020

Now usually I read the back cover to see what’s going on….

But without a description online when I received the arc, I had to read it blind….

What a rollercoaster of a ride!!!! I think it’s the best way to read from now on, so no more descriptions for me, until the review is done😉

Dante is a Gallo, we’ve met him in the previous books. A mafia boss’s son, nothing and no one is out of bounds as far as Dante is concerned. Living fast and loving his life.

Simone is a new face, the youngest daughter of a diplomat, brought up to be a young lady, groomed to do as she was told. But Simone wants more, she wants to design, to make pretty clothes, but when her father tells her no, Simone knows she will never have the life she wants.

They meet by accident, wrong time, wrong place (or maybe it was fate) Dante drives away with Simone in the back of the car he steals!

He’s fascinated with her, she’s nothing like he’s ever met before. Simone should be frightened, but she feels safe, and a short ride later, Dante escapes the car, but takes Simone’s heart with him!

So, the story starts off as young love, an accidental meeting turns into an adventure, meeting in secret, stolen kisses and moments of pure happiness. They avoid the talk of the future, they both know it won’t go on forever, but for the moment it’s all they want.

“I love you, Simone,” he says, his dark eyes boring into mine. “I know it’s only been a month—” “I love you, too,” I tell him quickly. “I don’t care how long it’s been. This thing between us—” “It’s not normal,” Dante says. “I love you like . . . like I’d destroy anything that tried to come between us. Like I’d burn the whole world down if I had to.” His eyes keep hold of mine. I can’t look away. I don’t want to look away. I only want to nod. “I know,” I say. “I want you. Nothing else,” he says. “You have me. All of me.” “Promise me, Simone.” “I’m yours. Till the day I die.” He smiles and presses his heavy lips on mine. “I want you longer than that,” he growls. I was never raised to fall in love like this. Without reason or choice. Only wild, intense obsession. I never meant for this to happen. But now that it has, there’s no escaping. I belong to Dante. And he belongs to me.

Then boom!!! My whole world crashes just like Dante’s! That was a turn I was not expecting!

And if you’ve read the previous books in this series, you’ll know love never runs smooth in this series, in fact it’s usually bloody and painful.

So the gentle start completely threw me, and what happens will tear your heart out and stomp on it until it’s a bloody mess!

We then move on……

It’s nine years later.

Dante is empty inside, he still looks after his family, he is now a real estate developer, still a little dangerous under that suit.

Simone is a famous model, her face is her trademark (what happened to her dream of designing clothes?) but inside she’s dead, the world is without colour, without joy, her only bit of joy is hidden deep in her heart.

When they meet up for the first time in nine years, it feels like time had fallen away for Dante, he can’t take his eyes off her, he knows he should harden his heart, but it’s Simone, it’s no good, his heart has always and will only belong to her.

Simone thinks he has nothing but hate for her, his face is stone, nothing is given away.

So can they move forward? Can they recapture their young love? Or has too much time passed for the couple?

“I’m so sorry,” Simone sobs.

“Don’t you ever be sorry,” I tell her, my voice thick with all the things I’ve wanted to say to her, all this time. “I love you, Simone. I have always loved you, and I will always love you. I’m never going to stop. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you have my heart in your hands.” “I love you so much,” she cries, her voice cracking. “I can’t believe you found me . . .”

“I’ll always keep you safe,” I promise her.

I didn’t think this series could get any better after I read the last book in the series (Savage Lover) but I was wrong, so wrong. I read this in one day, I couldn’t leave it alone.

I recommend this book, in fact I recommend the whole series. And now I need to go lie down. I’m drained!!!

You don’t need to read the previous books, each book is a standalone and a HEA ending.

But we do catch up with previous characters (that was nice) it’s written in the characters prospective. The story is written brilliantly like the previous stories, you become invested in the Gallo/Griffin siblings, and now I’m really hoping Sebastian is next.

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New Release…. Kindle Edition…. Hungry Wolf (Alpha wants Curves series) by Aidy Award 12/11/2020

Hungry Wolf (Alpha wants Curves series) by Aidy Award

This wolf is hungry…and he knows just which thighs he wants to bite~

Aleksei is too damaged to fall in love or for anyone to love him. No brave wolftress would want to be mated to the Enforcer who couldn’t save their alpha from being assassinated. The last thing he needs is to be set up by the matchmaking widow of the man whose life he failed to protect, and to a Friendsgiving dinner with their whole family, at the strip club, none the less. What he needs is a decoy date to get everyone off his back.

Helena has purposefully pushed love away anytime it even looks at her funny. She won’t be burned like that again. She’s even gone so far as to get the one job in town that would keep men off her back. No one is going to make a pass at a plus-size manager of the Naughty Wolf gentleman’s club. Except, the town’s matchmaker doesn’t buy any of it.. Now Helena’s goal is to get through Friendsgiving without appearing like a pathetic loser who doesn’t have anyone to love them. What she needs is one of those growly Troika boys to act as her date just for one night.

Hungry Wolf is a holiday fake relationship story about a broken hero and a sassy curvy girl set in the Wolves Want Curves world where you’ll get to revisit all your favorite characters again. 

Shout out……. To the Author ….. Lexi Timms

So……. I’m looking for a particular book on my apple bookshelf, I go into search…. can’t find it….. but what I do find is a treasure chest of FREE BOOKS!!!!

Yes, there are a few books most authors post on this site or Amazon….. but there were loads!!

So I thought I’d share the information with you.

Now…… I don’t know about you, but I can’t read half way through a series. So you might want to check the books first to see if they are part of a series.

And afterwards, don’t forget to leave a review on the apple site. If the author has kindly left a book, the thought should be returned.

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Arc Review….. Outfoxed (The Fox Witch Book 1) by R.J. Blain 📱

Outfoxed (The Fox Witch Book 1) by R.J. Blain 

Description

Death is a way of life outside of the safety of Inner Tulsa, and Jade means to keep flipping Mother Nature off until old age claims her. With one eye always on the sky, the last thing she needs is a pack of bounty hunters out for her living head. With no idea of why anyone would want her, her wits might keep her free, assuming she can resist the charming lures of Sandro, one of the men out to claim her as his own.

Left with the choice of being the evening snack of a tornado or taking shelter with the bounty hunter, she does what she does best: she lives on the edge.

Striking a bargain with the handsome bounty hunter buys her another day of life, but it also dumps her into the heart of a sinister plot, one meant to enslave the residents of the storm-tossed city—and the others brave and foolish enough to call the Alley home.

Publication date 3/11/2020

My Review……
A new author and series for me. 
I loved the chapter names, they did make me chuckle. 
The chapters are pretty long, but are chopped into day or time slots, it’s a little like reading a diary. 
Jade is a fox shifter, now most shifters can only partially shift, Jade is a full shifter, her genes are a top prize. But she’s not interested in becoming a wife, Jade is a free spirit and will stay that way, unless the bounty hunters get hold of her! 
I liked Jade, she was independent, she was resourceful and she had an attitude I just loved, she had me chuckling at odd moments. 
Vagrants are poor people who live in the alley. 
Asylum is where the rich and powerful live. It’s very much a dystopian story. It’s very descriptive, really well written. When she’s not being chased by her “ethical” bounty hunter, she’s thinking about him. It’s driving her crazy! 
Sandro is the current bounty hunter on her tail, he’s caught up with her, and now they are hiding out from a fierce storm. Really wasn’t too enamoured with him at first, all he saw was cash when he saw Jade, then insulted her by saying she could make money as a stripper!! 
But promising her a five minute head start after the storm abated. 
When he finally catches up with her, he persuades her to live with him for a while! That part I was confused with, if he’s a bounty hunter, then why not take her straight to where you’ll get paid? Unless he has an ulterior motive?
Jade also uncovers why she’s so valuable, and if she’s sold as a courtesan then she could be made to have children to more than just her husband! That’s why she has so many bounty hunters after her! She’s worth a small fortune. She needs to hide, and stay hidden under they get bored and move on. 
But she’s not that lucky, she’s being targeted, and Sandro has to pull strings and throw money at the problem. 
But in the end, Jade is entered into the auction (I really did think differently) and what will be her fate? A brood mare, a plaything, or a beloved wife? 
I have to admit it’s slow, it’s a little long winded, but there was something that kept me reading. I wanted to find out if she escapes Sandro, I wanted to know if they ever got out from under the rule of the Asylum……
And in the end, I have to admit, it was a pretty good book. 
Sandro’s family is absolutely hilarious, I loved his mother, I had a permanent smile on my face as I read the whole families interaction with one another and Jade. 
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Arc Review…. Something to hold onto (Silver Duet series)  Book 2 by M.K. Oien 📱

Something to hold onto (Silver Duet series)  Book 2 by M.K. Oien 

Description

*THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK IN THE SILVER DUET BUT CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE*

She was supposed to be the key. The one person who could assist me in finally getting what I wanted. 
Revenge. 
But all the good things I’d coveted in my life including her, wouldn’t lead me down the pretty path I originally planned. 
The moment I met Claire Evans I knew she’d be the death of me. 

He was arrogant, unapologetic and cruel. The golden boy of Seattle, the ever perfect and always winning Mickey F***ing Silver. 
I hated him. 
I followed him into the darkness with the promise of reward. When he let go of my hand I was left abandoned and shattered. I knew he’d be the death of me. 

This is a tale of love and hate, revenge and forgiveness, life and death. 
A story that starts with good intentions and obliterates every expectation. 

*This book is intended for mature readers 18+ due to sensitive subject matter including violence, adult language, and a whole lot of steam.

Reading Order :
Silver Duet Series 
Book 1 Something to believe in
Book 2 Something to hold onto 

Publication date 3/11/2020

My Review….. 

Something to believe in starts that story, Mickey’s brother and best friend are in that one, so the second book is all about Mickey Silver. 
I haven’t read the first book, I know it says the book stands alone, but when previous characters are woven into the first book, it really makes me want to read that one first! And I have a feeling there are things in that book pertaining to this one! 
Claire hates Mickey with a passion the reason, her ex boyfriend worked for him selling drugs! The way Cory talked about the awesome Mickey Silver, you thought the sun rose and set on his boss! And the arrogance when Claire met him was enough for her to never want to see him ever again! 
Mickey Silver has worked hard to get to where he is now, he’s also cheated, stolen, lied and crossed a few other lines. 
I was prepared to hate him, a drug dealer is not usually high on my list of books to read. A taker, someone who would probably blow your brains out if he thought you had crossed him! 
But something most people don’t know about Mickey, he wants out of this business. And he’s making preparations to leave this business to someone else, he’ll have enough money to live comfortably and he’s sick of watching his back.
There’s a saying in life that good things come to those who wait. 
That doesn’t work for me since I’m one of the most impatient people on the planet. Don’t mistake that for not having good things. As a matter of fact I’ve got more than my fair share of desirable assets and then some. 
Patience may be a virtue, but I’ve never been known for my morality. 
Do you know why wonderful things happen for me? It isn’t luck or fate or some random philosophical bullshit. 
I make it happen. I work my ass off for what I want and that’s how it’s always been. 
Being the prodigal son of Jack Silver, lead drug kingpin for the Pacific Northwest since 1985, I had no other choice. He was my father, my teacher, my boss. If I didn’t strive to reach his level of success, I’d be useless. That’s why I take what I want or die trying and I’m not dead yet so I’d say I’m a success. 
Call me a workaholic, a selfish asshole, or a thief; it doesn’t matter, I’ll take it. Just like I take everything else I want. I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks of me……
What made me continue with the book was his love for his best friend and his brother. It made him seem human, to worry about other people other than himself, so with that in mind I continued. 
“Does your girl know what it might be?” Dom asked. 
“She’s not my girl.” I growled. 
He snorted. “Whatever you say man. I saw that mark on her neck. You seriously telling me you didn’t tap that when you’ve had her locked away this entire time?”
“Watch it.” I warned in a threatening voice. “Why does everyone assume that?” 
Dom chuckled. “Gee man, I don’t know. Maybe because you’ve had a thing for her since the first time you saw her. Mack called it last year. We knew you of all people would end up falling for someone you could never have.” 
My eyes narrowed. “This is off topic. Back to the task at hand,” I said…..
The chemistry between Claire and Mickey sizzles almost from the first. The hate that Claire says she feels for Mickey probably feels real to her, but you have to wonder if she was hiding her feelings for him from the start. 
Mickey thinks “stripper” and has preconceived notion of his “rat’s” girlfriend, she’s got to be easy and willing to give up her boyfriend. He’s blown out of the water in both cases…… 
So Mickey’s plan, kidnap Claire and get her boyfriend come rescue her! 
Claire can only see one problem with that, they split up! Mickey is going to have to come up with some other plan! But he’s convinced that Corey will come and rescue her, then he will convince Corey to back to him, and then he will deal with the real culprit (A man that was prominent in the previous book) he wants Delgado in prison or dead for the hassle he caused his brother and his best friend. 
The kidnapping is actually a contract between Mickey and Claire, she’s to be paid for her time, but she needs to be close to Mickey for it to work!! 
This book is a rollercoaster of emotion, guilt, anger, hate, double dealings and back stabbing. 
But there is also family loyalty, love, tender moments and a connection that sizzles across the pages. 
What starts out as blackmail, turns into two people slowly turning to one another as the world they know goes crazy!! 
“I hate that I’m the reason for what happened to you and it kills me that I couldn’t get to you sooner.” 

“I don’t blame you.” 

“I know because you’re a beautiful soul and that makes me feel even more like a bastard. I swear to you I’ve never felt the way I do about you with anyone before. It probably sounds cheesy but I love you more than anything in this world and when I think about my future, you’re in it. I’ve felt that way since the day I took you to the waterfall.”

Mickey can’t get enough of Claire, there is nothing he won’t do for her, she is it for him, and for Claire, the sun rises and sets with him. Neither thought they’d find this kind of love, both thought it would be like fireworks (short but intense) 

So is my review a little off? Maybe, I wanted to know Mickey before this book, so I kept looking for something else.

So I stopped, read something else and came back up it, and I’m glad I did. 

It’s got a few triggers, it’s got a few heart wrenching moments, and it’s got pages where it just took my breath away. 

I’m still not a fan of drug dealers, I’m still not a fan of excess violence, but I am a fan of this author. 

I’d recommend this book for several reasons. And I know I’m going back to read the first story (if only to read about Mickey) 

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Random Thought…. The Powerful Spiritual Significance of Friday the 13th

The Powerful Spiritual Significance of Friday the 13th

Is there something to fear on Friday the 13th?

For years people have been telling us Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. Horror movies have been named after this day and research also tells us that there is an increase in accidents on Friday the 13th. But, where did all of this come from?

Before patriarchal times, Friday the 13th was considered the day of the Goddess. It was considered a day to worship the Divine Feminine that lives in us all and to honor the cycles of creation and death and rebirth.

Friday the 13th was considered a very powerful day to manifest, honor creativity and to celebrate beauty, wisdom, and nourishment of the soul.

Friday is Venus Day and we all know that Venus is the epitome of feminine energy.

Her energy joins us at the end of the week to honor the days gone by and to remind us that it is important to rest, relax and play.

As a society, we all look forward to Friday (Venus day), and we all naturally find ourselves unwinding and relaxing in her comforting energy.

Friday is the perfect day to embrace Venus like energy and to focus on creativity, beauty, and sensuality.

Venus energy also encourages us to tune into our receptive female energy in order to stimulate our creativity and bring art, music, and healing into the world.

The Number 13 also holds an extremely potent feminine energy and is considered to be the number of death and rebirth, creation, fertility and blood.

This is because we have 13 Moon cycles every year and the average female also experiences 13 periods per year.

Recommended: 9 Superstitions From Magical Knowledge That Are Actually True

If a woman’s periods are in sync with the cycle of the Moon, she will shed her lining on the New Moon and ovulate on the Full Moon.

On average the 13th falls in the middle of the Moon cycle and represents that midway point between death and rebirth. The midway point between the New Moon, where a woman is shedding (the death) and the Full Moon, where the woman is ovulating (rebirth).

Before patriarchal times, when a woman was bleeding she was considered to embody divine and magical powers. She was regarded by all for her wisdom and ability to offer intuitive and psychic messages.

When she was ovulating, she was considered to be at the height of her power and was celebrated for her ability to receive, hold and create new life.

It was only when society became more patriarchal that women were made to feel shame when they were having their periods and to ignore their amazing potential to create and hold space for new life.

This attitude has helped to contribute to the idea that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

The lunar calendar is also made up of 13 months, which further supports 13 as holding feminine power.

The Moon is also representative of feminine energy and helps us to understand and deal with our emotions and sensitivities.

In the astrology chart, the Moon not only governs our emotions but also our potential and how we choose to express ourselves through life. In fact, for many people understanding their Moon sign can often help to bring more awareness than their Sun sign.

Bringing Friday and the number 13 together, you can see that Friday the 13th is in fact, a very powerful day for feminine energy and creativity.

It is also an extremely powerful time of death and rebirth as it represents that mid-point in the cycle between something new emerging and something old slipping away.

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Friday the 13th has often been held in high regards by women and the pagan community, and many rituals and spells are often conducted on this day in order to make the most of this beautiful energy.

This has also helped to contribute to the fear surrounding Friday the 13th, as it was an important day for many who worshipped the cycles of nature (often referred to as witchcraft).

We all have feminine energy in us, so Friday the 13th is not just for women. It is a day for all of us to honor our own abilities to create and receive energy from the world around us.

Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day. Friday the 13th is the day of the Goddess and is a beautiful day for creating and celebrating life. It is a beautiful day for getting in tune with your emotions and sensitivities and giving thanks to the beautiful Goddess that lives in us all.

 

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Arc Review…..Tempting the Footman (House of Devon Book 5) by Lauren Smith 📱

Tempting the Footman (House of Devon Book 5) by Lauren Smith 

Description

She’s an heiress who needs a husband fast…he’s the brooding, handsome footmen who comes to her rescue…

Lady Venetia Dunham has plenty of money and freedom, until her father dies, leaving her and her feisty grandmother at the hands of her less than noble cousin when he becomes the new earl. Her cousin makes his wishes clear. She will marry a man of his choosing, a man who will split her fortune with her cousin.

Determined to avoid that fate, Venetia and her grandmother flee to a country house party hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devon where Venetia stumbles into the arms of Adrian Montague, a handsome footman with a tragic past.

When Venetia sprains her ankle, she and Adrian are closeted together for a week. The attraction between them is undeniable and forbidden. Their passion could wreck Adrian’s life if they were discovered together. When love blooms between them, it comes at a great cost, and Venetia must choose to follow society’s laws or her own heart.

Publication date 28/9/2020
My Review…. 
Footman Adrian Montague is going about his daily chores, if he’d known how the day would end, he might have been better prepared. 
Socialite Venetia Dunham is not going to marry some horrid man her cousin has acquired for her! It was bad enough she lost her family home in the country, she’ll be damned if she’ll lose her inheritance to marriage! 
She needs to escape or marry a man of her choosing…..
A forbidden love, ladies don’t usually meet and marry the servants, but nothing about this arrangement is orthodox. 
Adrian is technically the son of a lord (but if your father ruins the reputation of your mother and refuses to marry her, then your illegitimate) but as his father refuses to acknowledge Adrian, he has had to make his own way in the world. 
Venetia is quite the spitfire, she knows what she wants and with the help of her beloved Gran, she sets out to do it. 
This short story is part of a series (House of Devon) written by other authors. But you definitely don’t have to read them all. 
I think it was almost love at first sight for Adrian, and when asked to be Venetia’s companion for the week, he jumps at the chance (yes a little unconventional, but it’s a writers prerogative) 
They form a friendship that turns into love. She wants to know all the secrets concerning a man, she wishes to know their touch and kisses, and she wants Adrian to help her!
But it’s a secret, because if found out Adrian would be given the sack from his job and Venetia would be a social outcast!! But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to hide their feeling for one another. 
And what of her cousin? Has he forgotten that she is to marry his friend? Or will he leave her to live the quiet life in the country? 
So can Adrian and Venetia find happiness, or will it be just a brief fling?  
If your looking for a short historical read, then you’ll not go wrong in picking this one up. 
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Kindle Review… Her Sinful Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Her Sinful Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton

Description…..
Cast out of Heaven and now the king of Hell, Lucifer is a powerful fallen angel warrior with a heart as cold as ice and soul as black as the bottomless pit. For millennia, he has ruled his realm with an iron fist as he plots the demise of his ancient enemies. 

When one of those enemies dumps an unconscious mortal female in the courtyard of his fortress and leaves her there, Lucifer finds himself entranced by the beguiling beauty and tempted beyond all reason. 

But is the enchanting Nina an innocent pawn in the eternal game or part of a plot against him?

No Cliffhangers. No cheating. Just happily forever afters guaranteed to melt your heart and set it racing!

Discover the passionate, possessive and protective warriors of the Her Angel world from NYT best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton as they fight to shield the women they fall in love with from a dark world of demons, angels and vampires.

Books in the Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Her Guardian Angel
Book 2: Her Demonic Angel
Book 3: Her Wicked Angel
Book 4: Her Avenging Angel
Book 5: Her Sinful Angel

Don’t miss the previous series in this world too!

Books in the Her Angel: Bound Warriors paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Dark Angel
Book 2: Fallen Angel
Book 3: Warrior Angel
Book 4: Bound Angel

Publication Date 1/8/2015
My Review….. 
Last book in this series, and it’s a good one. 
We all know the story of Lucifer being thrown out of heaven. 
We all know that Lucifer is a bad guy through and through, no redeeming features. 
And I did wonder why the author would give such a bad guy a happy ending? But maybe she’s going to tease him, then take away his female to punish him?! It’s an idea I totally got on board with, he had a hand in most of these books, his aim was to break free from his prison. 
But he knows if he gets out, then it’s game over for the world (and without giving too much away) and that’s something he doesn’t really want to do anymore! 
Lucifer is the guy we all love to hate, Prince of darkness, king of the demons, but as we get to know Lucifer a little better, there is more to him than just his handsome face and sinful nature….. 
But Lucifer hides a secret, if he escapes then so do the angels that he holds down here. And if they escape. Then it’s definitely the end of the world!! So he’s doing heaven a favour (well that’s the way he looks at it) 
Nina is always wary, always hiding. And when she wakes up, her first thought is that her ex has her! But seeing a gorgeous man standing in front of her instead, has her thinking he maybe rescued her?! But she needs to be on her guard, because of this kind man helped her, then she could be endangering him too! 
There is the battle between good and evil, right and wrong. And as most of the previous books have stated, it’s not always the good guys that are good. People can redeem themselves. 
Living in Hell for a millennia will corrupt anyone, having no light in your life will harden and darken any soul…… 
Lucifer doesn’t understand his feelings for this female, she has to be a trap. His enemies are always trying to find a way to break him, to anger him to the point of breaking out of this hellish prison. But Lucifer won’t be tricked. And he’s going to find out who this human woman is and why she’s here. 
And as Nina and Lucifer become entangled with one another, there is another force waiting to strike him down! Can he rely on others to help him? Or will he be forever alone?! 
I have to admit I love these stories, you don’t need to read the previous books, but if you do, then I’d advise to read them in order. 
There is a new series being spoken about and I can’t wait to see where we go from here. 
Written with enough action and violence to keep me entertained, and plenty of steam and tender moments to make you root for the bad guy😉
Sometimes it’s not black and white, there are many shades in between. 
Highly recommended series. 
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Kindle Review…. Her Avenging Angel Book 4 Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Her Avenging Angel Book 4 Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series by Felicity Heaton 

Description…

Once a proud angel of Heaven, Nevar is now a servant of Hell. Consumed by darkness and driven by revenge, he awakened the Great Destroyer, a force that will bring about the apocalypse. Now, he’s the creature’s master and the fate of our world rests in the hands of an angel with only darkness in his heart—until beautiful mysterious Lysia walks into his life, reawakening his feelings. With the mounting threat of the destroyer, the forces of Heaven and Hell against him, and a band of dangerous angels on their heels, can Nevar protect the beautiful woman who is light to his darkness and find the strength to save the world?

Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series by Felicity Heaton

Her GUARDIAN ANGEL  Book 1 

HER DEMONIC ANGEL book 2 

HER WICKED ANGEL book 3 

HER AVENGING ANGEL book 4 

HER SINFUL ANGEL book 5 

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Publication date 11/10/2014

My Review…… 

Nevar was once a good angel, a loyal soldier to heaven, but all that has changed, now part demon he answers to another master. He’s a ruined soul, he can’t seem to find redemption, all he wants is to find solace at the bottom of a bottle!

Lysia has no memory of who or what she is, only that she’s drawn to the ex-angel she met in a bar. 

Together they have to battle their feelings for one another and their enemies. Can Nevar help Lysia to regain her memory? And can she help him find peace and balance is a cruel world? 

This one was about redemption. Nevar was looking to blame someone for his situation, when In fact he was to blame too. 

Quick update…… Nevar was captured and tortured by Asmodeus, he had planned to use Nevar to destroy heaven, but after a few incidents and misunderstandings in the previous book (Her Wicked Angel) Asmodeus is now trying to help Nevar, but he can’t forgive the demon for turning him into a crazed maniac! 

Using alcohol and demon blood to numb the pain, Nevar wants nothing to do with heaven, hell and everything in between! 

I liked this one. And I loved the surprises that kept coming in this book. 

We meet up with previous characters. You can read this book without reading the previous ones, but if you read in order, you get more enjoyment. 

As always a very well thought out book, well rounded characters. Fight scenes that wound put a Hollywood movie to shame. We have emotions that will tug on your heartstrings, and moments where you just want to shout at the characters. 

You don’t need to read these in order. The book will happily stand on its own. But for full enjoyment, i advise you to read them in order. You won’t regret it. 

I fully recommend this book. 

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Paperback edition release date 📖 10-11-20 …. Gena Showalter. The Darkest King

The darkest King by Gena Showalter

Description

To become a king of the underworld at long last, William must resist an irresistible beauty–or a curse will ensure his end… 

A merciless prince feared by all…

Cursed by a vengeful witch, William of the Dark will die if he ever falls in love–murdered by the woman who steals his heart. His lone shot at redemption is a book filled with indecipherable code. Break the code, break the curse. Now, centuries later, he’s condemned to a string of one-night stands…until he finds the only woman in the worlds able to set him free.
A rare creature of myth and power…
One of the last living unicorn shifters, Sunday “Sunny” Lane works from the shadows as a cryptanalyst, on the run from assassins and poachers. Then the darkly seductive William abducts her, holding her captive in Hell. The closer they get, the more she hungers for his touch…and the stronger a mystical desire to kill him becomes…
But which desire will prove stronger–lust or death? And who will give in first?

Gena Showalter has always believed in love. An avid romance reader, she decided to try her hand at a story of her own and is now the author of sexy paranormal romances. Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon and Karen Marie Moning will find a new favourite in Showalter. Her wildly sensual page-turners have a mix of humour, danger and wickedly hot sex, a combination sure to enthrall.

New Book Release 📖 10-11- 2020. Paperback edition

Leopards Rage (Leopard People Series) book 12. By Christine Feehan.

Description……

It will take more than desire to tame the animal within in this Leopard novel from No.1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Leopard shifter Sevastyan Amurov has an anger inside of him that burns so hot it’s almost impossible to control. His barely leashed rage relentlessly threatens to break free, until he meets a woman who soothes his restless soul.

Sevastyan wants Flambe Carver with every breath. He’s determined that the fiery-haired woman will want to be his completely. But his would-be mate comes with strings attached – a relentless stalker who intends to claim her for his own.

They barely know each other, but with a very real threat looming just out of reach, Sevastyan takes Flambe under his protection. And as their connection grows, the embers of desire sparking between them soon burst into an inferno that will consume them both.

Syvastian Amurov has lived his whole life with a rage inside of him, but something about her is so intoxicating, and he soon realizes she is the only one who can tame the leopard within.

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New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 30 novels published and has thrilled legions of fans with her seductive and sensual ‘Dark’ Carpathian tales. She has received numerous honours throughout her career including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA, and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, and has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, and large print.

My review will follow as soon as I’ve read it

Kindle Review… Her Angel: Her Wicked Angel.(Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) book 3 by Felicity Heaton👩🏻‍💻

Her Angel: Her Wicked Angel.(Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) book 3 by Felicity Heaton 

Description…….

The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. Ordered to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for his master, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a witch who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist. He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him. Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion as the Devil hunts them, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?

Books in the Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Her Guardian Angel
Book 2: Her Demonic Angel
Book 3: Her Wicked Angel
Book 4: Her Avenging Angel
Book 5: Her Sinful Angel

Don’t miss the previous series in this world too!

Books in the Her Angel: Bound Warriors paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Dark Angel
Book 2: Fallen Angel
Book 3: Warrior Angel
Book 4: Bound Angel

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Publication date 21/9/2013

My Review……

It was a black day in Hell. Asmodeus stood high above the bottomless pit, his amber gaze locked on the tall obsidian spires in the distance. Screams and sobs rose up from below him on the hot air, the grunts of their tormentors a harsher note in a symphony he so often enjoyed. The demons were busy today. He had been busy too until he had felt the call of his master. As much as he had wanted to keep the Devil waiting while he had finished his latest masterpiece, he had dropped everything and left his castle in the wastelands via a portal that had brought him to the plateau above the bottomless pit. And there he stood, debating how long he could put off crossing the cragged, grim landscape to the Devil’s fortress before his master lost his temper and called him again. Asmodeus enjoyed pushing the male right to the limit of his patience.

Asmodeus is pure evil, made from the disgraced angel Apollyon by the devil! But when he is charged with collecting a mortal female from Paris, Asmodeus sees a chance to explore the world above. Encountering the female turns his world on its head, feelings he’s never had before rush to the surface. 

Made in the image of Apollyon, the devil had created him to be his right hand man, to lead his army. 

But Asmodeus is so much more, he’s my favourite character. Shown no love, shown no comfort, so when Liora shows up and shows him him all those things, it throws him. Can he be good? Or will he revert back to being the evil twin? 

It was dazzling this time, as if she had found someone she could swap notes about Apollyon’s faults with and was over the moon. “So, when I heard about you, I really wanted to meet you… because I figured essentially you should be the opposite of Apollyon.” Asmodeus cocked an eyebrow. “Evil?” She had wanted to meet him? She laughed, the sound sending a pleasant shiver through his body. “No. Fun.”

Liora is a disgraced witch, her power borders on the bad side. But she has a good heart. Meeting the doppleganger Asmodeus, she sees more to him than what she’s been warned about. 

Liora thinks as her magic is unstable she’s a bad witch. 

And even she meets Asmodeus, she sees a kindred spirit. But she’s been warned that he’s pure evil. She doesn’t see that in him, she sees a wounded soul (my favourite kind of hero) someone to care and protect. I liked Liora, her wicked sense of humour was a big draw to her, she can defend herself (so she’s not like a lot of MC’s she can hold her own) she defends Asmodeus when other characters berate him, but she also tells him when something she feels he’s done something wrong. 

Asmodeus was leaving. He was going to follow orders and return to Hell with Nevar and his hellhounds, and she would never see him again. She had gone through one feeling after the other since he had announced his intent in Hell. Bitterness and disappointment. Anger and resentment. Misery and heartache. Now, she was feeling so many conflicting emotions that she wasn’t sure what she was doing. She couldn’t focus, couldn’t think, and couldn’t function, but she knew there was something she definitely couldn’t do. She couldn’t let Asmodeus leave.

Together they battle the devil/heaven? And their own feelings for one another. Will he be able to change? But will his witch want him to? And you have to wonder what the devil wants her for? I can’t give away too much, as I hate spoilers myself. But when you find out, it’s not what your expecting. 

You fall in love with a book, then the next one comes along, then BAM!! Struck in the face with another awesome read. How are you suppose to be loyal to your last read, when the next one lures you away…..

 I love the ongoing  battle in this series. It’s fine if you want to just read this one, but I do recommend you start at the beginning, you get where this story is coming from. 

There is also another series where Apollyon features, and you could read that series first. Her Angel: Bound Warriors paranormal romance series. But it’s not essential. 

So can Asmodeus and Liora be together? Where will they live? He is bound to Hell and the devil. But if she stays with him, can she live in a world full of darkness and hate? 

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Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series Book 2) by Felicity Heaton 
Description…… 
A demonic angel with a heart of ice, Veiron walks a dark path with vengeance on his mind. Nothing will sway him from his mission to destroy his master… until he risks his life to enter Hell once more to save a mortal female. The fiery beauty makes him burn with hungers he must battle and needs he cannot deny, tempting him to surrender body and soul to her.

Erin is convinced her refusal to do the Devil’s bidding will see her die in a terrifying realm straight out of her nightmares. The last thing she expects is the lethally sensual warrior who breaks into her cell and awakens the darkest desires of her heart and a fierce longing to know the heat of his caress.

Pulled into an incredible world where war is set to ignite and darkness is on the rise, Erin races with Veiron to escape the Devil’s legions in a journey fraught with danger and filled with passion that flares white-hot.

When Erin is faced with a life-shattering realisation and an extraordinary destiny, will their love give them the strength to battle both Heaven and Hell or will they be parted forever?

Books in the Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Her Guardian Angel
Book 2: Her Demonic Angel
Book 3: Her Wicked Angel
Book 4: Her Avenging Angel
Book 5: Her Sinful Angel

Publication date 12/9/2012
My Review…… 
Erin doesn’t like it here in hell!! She’s human and doesn’t know why she’s here, she’s definitely not dead!! 
Meeting the devil is never on her list of things to do, and it’s scared her, when he tells her of his plans, Erin knows she needs to escape! But how? 
It was the Devil who took her. Erin was sure of it. It was the Devil who had come in the dead of night, entering the bedroom of her loft apartment like black mist to take her as she slept. And he wasn’t red all over or had hooves and horns like in movies or fables. He was immense, with skin as black as coal, eyes that shone red like car brake lights and the wings of a dragon curling from his back. He had brought her here to a fiery, broken and inhospitable land where perpetual tormented screams chased every shred of calm and peace from her soul and the air was so thick with the stomach-turning stench of sulphur that she couldn’t breathe. 
It was Hell.
Veiron is on a rescue mission, he promised  to rescue his allies sister, but meeting her, Veiron doesn’t bank on feelings he’s kept hidden from the world from surfacing!  He’s intrigued with this female, what does the devil want with her? And why does he feel this way? 
“Please, Veiron?” Amelia whispered again and he couldn’t stand seeing the tears in her eyes. She had already been through hell because of this vicious game and had almost died by the hand of her lover, Marcus. She deserved to live, and so did he. They all deserved some peace. Veiron closed his eyes and huffed. “Fine. I’ll take a trip to Hell,” he said and he could almost hear Amelia smile, could sense a glimmer of her relief and hear her heartbeat pick up. “Thank you,” she said and he looked across the fire at her and shook his head. There was no reason to thank him. He hadn’t promised that he would find her sister and bring her back in one piece. He had only said that he would make the journey to Hell. Whether it would be a one-way trip or not was yet to be seen. It felt like a suicide mission to him.

Together the battle both their desires for one another, and to stay one step ahead of the Devil. He’s got plans for Erin, and no one knows why he wants the her! 

I liked this one, Vieron was in the last book (Her Guardian) 

Erin is a riot, she’s very independent, she’s opinionated and can hold her own. 

Veiron frowned. “Less of the servant talk, Missy… but I imagine we will be able to speak telepathically now that we’re bonded.” Erin liked the sound of that, but not as much as she liked the thought of winding Veiron up about their new master and servant status. “Besides, you are my servant. That means you have to obey me now because I’m your master.” She grinned at him, meeting his scowl and not backing down. “You’re a little too comfortable ordering me around already… if you’re not careful, I’ll show you who’s boss.” Erin’s grin turned sassy. “Oh yeah?” “Uh yeah.” Veiron snaked his hands around her hips and drew her up against the hard planes of his body, causing her stomach to quiver. His gaze flickered down to her mouth and she tipped her head back, luring him in for a kiss.

The writing comes alive between the pages of this book, you can almost smell the sulphur rising up from the pits, the heat scorches your face, the sweat drips into your eyes. Dark and dreary, screams of a thousand tortured souls assault your hearing. 

Heaven is the opposite, fresh clean air, lightly scented breezes gently tickle your senses. 

The fight scenes are well thought out and executed with precision. 

The descriptions of the characters can be easily imagined, tall and muscled (sorry drifted there) and totally loyal. Most of the characters are in this series, so you become vested, you need to know what happens next. 

Veiron is one of my favourites, he’s a hard ass, a totally badass dude, but is he? If he’s willing to risk his life to find and rescue a woman he’s never met (yes there is a reason he helps to find Erin) he can’t be all bad? The chemistry between the two main characters is off the chart, there is just enough naughty time, the story is the focus and not the sex! 

There is a bigger picture going on, and I’m sure it will emerge in the oncoming books, heaven and Lucifer in the eternal battle. He wants out, and Heaven needs to keep him locked up down there, if not, then the world ends. So I do suggest you read in sequence. But if your just read odd ones, I don’t think it will matter too much. 

I find it hard just reading a few chapters, once opened, this beauty was inhaled, life came to a standstill, and returning to the real world is always a wrench, I’d live in Felicity’s mind forever. 

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Kindle Review… Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) Book 1 by Felicity Heaton 👩🏻‍💻

Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel: Eternal Warriors paranormal romance series) Book 1 by Felicity Heaton 
Description……..

A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When he’s ordered to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, he starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful mortal.

Having gone from one bad relationship to another, Amelia hopes the gorgeous guy next door is Mr Right, not another Mr Wrong. But there’s far more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when she’s thrust into his nightmarish world, will she find the strength to win the fight and his heart or will they lose in a deadly eternal game between Heaven and Hell?


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Publication date 30/7/2011

My Review…… 

Marcus has watched Amelia from heaven for many years, and a month ago his superiors told him he needed to watch her from the mortal realm. Why? And when they refuse to answers he becomes suspicious, but he’s ever the loyal soldier of heaven, and does his duty. Moving in next door seems like the best solution. 

But he’s Unprepared for the foreign feelings that surround him where Amelia is concerned, he wants to finish this mission and then request a transfer to the warrior class of angels. 

Amelia has just gotten out of a bad relationship, the last thing she needs is to fall for another man. But when her gorgeous neighbour comes to her rescue, Amelia rethinks her opinion, surely she can’t get it wrong again?!

Spending time together, Amelia gets the feeling Marcus isn’t really comfortable here. And he always seems to be on the lookout. But for what? 

Together they face both heaven and hell in a battle for Amelia, but why? Is there more to her than meets the eye? They are then in for a fight her their lives!!! 

I have to admit I loved this book, not my favourite of the series, but it sets the scene for the coming books. 

There is a series before this one (Her Angel: Bound Warriors) and I’ve read the first one. 

You get background on the other characters in this series, but I don’t think it detracts In anyway, but now I’ve read this book, I need to go and find the other angels in the previous series! 

Fast paced, tear jerking, time slips away from you, and I found myself lost in this book. 

Great descriptions, amazing fight scenes, and a few scorching hot scenes thrown in for good measure. 

People aren’t who they are suppose to be, demons popping up, and both heaven and hell are fighting over Amelia! What is so special about her? 

You also get the feeling that there are quiet a few secrets. The higher echelons of angels are really sneaky! 

Next book please ……. 

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Kindle Review…. Ride Dirty: A Raven Riders Novella book 4 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Dirty: A Raven Riders Novella book 4 by Laura Kaye

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye comes a new story in her Raven Riders series… 

Description…… 

Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.

But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.

Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.

But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love. 

Raven Riders Series

Hard as steel 0.5 

Ride Hard 1 

Ride Rough 2 

Ride Wild 3

Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1

Ride Dirty 4 

Ride Deep 4.5 

Publication date 13/3/2018

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My Review….. 

Caine is scared both inside and out, born to a crack addict mother and a father who liked the bottle! Put in care homes and then homeless, he’s not had it easy, trust needs to be earned and not easily given. 

In the MC subculture the Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for ensuring that the Bylaws and standing rules of a club are not violated, and that orders of the chapter officers are executed in an expeditious manner. … The Sergeant at Arms is the head of security of the club and also the personal bodyguard to the President.

Emma loves Christmas, it’s a season she loved with her grandmother, she can’t wait to wrap presents and eat lots over the Christmas period. But first she has to deal with a mugger! Luckily she’s saved, but by a biker! She’s expecting to be mugged from this guy as well, but instead makes her feel safe. 

Oh this was such a good read (wish it had been longer) Caine not thinking he’s good enough for anyone, especially not a kindergarten teacher. 

You’re a kindergarten teacher,” he said, his eyes tracking her every movement. Hands full, she moved toward the table and then laid out the place settings. “And?” she said with a little laugh. “What does that mean?” His gaze narrowed. “Kindergarten teachers are like…paragons of innocence and sweetness.” Emma waited for the punch line, humor bubbling up inside her. And then she started chuckling. “Oh, man, would my friend Catalin get a kick out of that.” She shook her head, laughter still bubbling up inside her. “When she gets worked up over something, she swears like a sailor. That’s just a reputation because our job entails being cheerful and patient, and having a willingness to not take yourself too seriously, and playing with glitter and fuzzy pom-poms alongside teaching letters and numbers and social skills.“excerpt from Ride Dirty 

Emma is such a good person, she’s sees the best in everyone. Loves her job, in fact loves life, the interaction with her dog was so cute. 

And Caine’s reaction to the dog was hilarious. I don’t think he knew what to do with it. 

Caine has been in all the books, but not too prevalent, he’s mostly been in the background, so it was nice to drag him into the spotlight. 

He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone, he expects just to be used. He’s had that all his life, and the I’ve person he tried to look after does in a fire at a young age, so from them on, it’s no connections, his biker buddies are family, but still not a proper connection. 

He needed Emma to show him not everyone is out to hurt him or use him. 

Hoping there are a few more books to this series. 

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Kindle Review… Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel book 3 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel book 3 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Description

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders… 

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her… 

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel toomuch, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.

Raven Riders Series

Hard as steel 0.5 

Ride Hard 1 

Ride Rough 2 

Ride Wild 3

Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1

Ride Dirty 4 

Ride Deep 4.5 

Publication 31/10/2017

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My Review….. 

Sam “slider” Evans has lost too much, and he’s on the edge of giving up! The only thing keeping him here…. his boys. Losing his wife was such a blow, his MC thinks it’s grief, and yeah a little of it is, but most of it is anger and guilt! He’s got no time for his job, club or himself. And certainly not the babysitter who’s about to become a live-in nanny! 

Cora has had so much taken from her, and now she’s living upstairs in a MC club! Her father should have been there for her, but he’s dead, taken out after trying to help her best friends father kidnap his daughter! Her father was next really a father, he looked on her as a nuisance! Until one night changed all that, and made her runaway!  

Oh this one had me crying one minute and then smiling the next. Such a lovely story. Add in cute kids, a slobbering dog and a grumpy biker and I’m there. Cora has been there from the start of this series, and she’s been a great character, a fun type of person you’d want in your life, the soul of the party, a joker and a prankster. But Cora is hiding from something dark, something that keeps her awake at night! She knows she should speak to someone, but the fear keeps its bottled up inside. She’s such a fighter, she puts others before herself, and that’s how she got the job with Slider babysitting his two boys. But she wants more from life, she loves looking after the boys, but she wants her own home, a proper job and a family to care for. Slider has been a quiet character in previous books, hiding himself away, you think it’s just grief at losing his wife, but once you start reading, you find out it’s so much more! 

The action is still in the forefront of this series, and so is the drama and passion. But the dog for me made this book, and the kids, they were all just so cute! Watching Slider fight his feelings for Cora was interesting, he knew what he was pushing away, but he felt like he didn’t deserve the club or Cora. Reading them both tell each other there deep dark secrets has me cheering. 

Catching up with previous couples and characters from the past few books always makes me smile, I love when the author keeps them in. You want to know how they are all getting on, and how their relationships are still growing. 

There are a few triggers in this book. But I don’t think it takes away from the story. 

The ending made it feel like the last book, and I’m really hoping it’s not.                      

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Kindle Review…. Ride Rough: A Raven Riders Novel book 2 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Rough: A Raven Riders Novel book 2 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. 

So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

Raven Riders Series

Hard as steel 0.5 

Ride Hard 1

Ride Rough 2

Ride Wild 3

Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1

Ride Dirty 4 

Ride Deep 4.5 

Publication date 25/4/2017

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My Review….. 

Maverick is VP (Vice President) of Raven Riders MC (Motorcycle Club) he loves his biker brothers and would do anything for them. 

He owns the custom bike shop that they all use and he gets a lot of outside customers. It’s the one thing he’s really good at. 

They protect those who can’t protect themselves.

He knows all about that, coming from an abusive family background, he didn’t realise his dad beat his mum, she hid it until the bruising became too bad! So now he’s super protective of all those he loves. He won’t let that ever happen again!

But one love got away, Alexa Harmon, they hung out together as teenagers, they loved one another as young adults, but that love when tested failed, and they weren’t together anymore. 

But that’s not stopped him from loving her, he regrets those five long years they were apart, and now given a second chance, he won’t screw it up…..

Alexa balances a lot on a daily basis, a sick mother, a demanding job, and a fiancée who is driving her crazy! 

Trying to finish her schooling so she’s a qualified designer is proving difficult, she needs time to study and finish off, but with the  wedding looming, Alexa feels like she’s running on empty. 

She’s also noticing a change in Grant (her fiancée) more demanding, more controlling and just MORE!! 

Is she just imagining things, or is he as bad as people say he is? 

I liked this one, I’ve liked Maverick from the beginning, his mum is a biker “old lady” and he’s always felt guilty that he couldn’t protect her from his abusive dad. And in one of the earlier books, she got beaten up!! So his guilt is sky high! 

I liked the second chance theme in this book. Misunderstandings, fear and just being too young kept this couple apart. But when Alexa needs him, he’s all over it. 

Alexa was a character, she might have been beaten down, but she wasn’t ready to give up. Losing her father and her brother was hard. Having to fight her mum on her hoarding habits was proving challenging. But it’s what families do. 

Love the interaction between the bikers, the solidarity, they’ll drop everything at a moments notice. 

Then we have Alexa and Grant her fiancée, reading how little things weren’t adding up. It screamed control freak and a bully. 

Again a beautifully written book. The story engages you and keeps you there. 

Hoping more books will come along. 

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Kindle Review…. Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel Book 1 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Ride Hard: A Raven Riders Novel by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers–the only family he’s got–as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

Raven Riders Series

Hard as steel 0.5 

Ride Hard 1

Ride Rough 2

Ride Wild 3

Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1

Ride Dirty 4 

Ride Deep 4.5

Publication date 26/4/2016

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My Review…. 

Dean “Dare” Kenyon runs the Ravens MC, he doesn’t want the club running the old ways, so with the help of his grandfather, cousin and best friend, he turned the club around. They help those who can’t help themselves.

Dare lost his older brother and mother to guns (his father shot them when he found out they were running way.) 

Haven loves to bake, it’s her way of contributing, saying thank you and a way to calm herself down. 

Very cowed, scared of her own shadow, she’s lived a very sheltered life (Haven would claim a prison life) on the run when she found out she was going to “marry” one of her father’s friends! 

Hiding out in a biker club wasn’t where Haven thought she’d be, but better than the alternative. 

She wants to move on, she wants a life, and when her friend Cora tells her to write a list of things she wants and wants to do, Haven thinks it’s a good idea. 

The list starts off short and grows longer within a day, also on that list is Dare, and all the things she’d like to experience! 

I’ve not read any books by this author. But I have heard of her. And gets this as a free read definitely helped😉

MC (Motorcycle Club) books usually aren’t my thing, but I did like the premise of this book, and it’s been on my kindle for a while (2018!) so I thought I’d give it a go…. 

The Ravens aren’t your typical MC (but then most of the MC books claim that!) they help those in need. And Haven was definitely in need! Coming from an abusive and controlling family life, Dare knows all about that kind of life. She’s hiding in the clubhouse after they were rescued from another biker club, (her best friend Cora was with her) they need somewhere to regroup and then find a new start. 

The attraction between Dare and Haven is practically instant. But Dare shouldn’t really get involved with her, she’s too young for a start, too innocent and someone they are helping (and you don’t take advantage) but there is something about her that makes him question his own existence, he didn’t think he needed anyone in his life, but Haven looks good in his home and in his bed, they know it’s only a matter of weeks before she has to move away, but suddenly Dare wants more, can he really keep Haven? 

And her father is still looking for her! He’s also offered a reward for information on her whereabouts and her return! He’s not going to give her up, will be she able to evade him for much longer? 

I have a feeling it’s a spin off from another series (Hard Ink Series) but I don’t think you’ll need to read those (although it might show us how Haven and Cora got captured, and then met Dare) 

But I’ll have to look into that series 😉

Anyway …… 

Definitely a book I’d recommend and a series I’ll have to read😉and possibly the Hard Ink Series too (will my reading list ever shorten? Probably not😂

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Kindle Review… Hard As Steel: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover book 0.5 by Laura Kaye 👩🏻‍💻

Hard As Steel: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover book 0.5 by Laura Kaye 

Description..

After identifying her employer’s dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn’t make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him–and always has. Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he’s ever known, one he’s purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike’s not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself–or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.

Raven Riders Series

Hard as steel 0.5 

Ride Hard 1

Ride Rough 2

Ride Wild 3

Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1

Ride Dirty 4 

Ride Deep 4.5 

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Publication date 16/9/2016

My Review..

Jess/Jessica Jakes has had a crush on Ike forever, they banter, they flirt, but they’ve never crossed the line, not that Jess wouldn’t be on him in a heartbeat! But he doesn’t take the hint, what’s a girl to do? 

Ike Young knows how it feels to love someone you love, he lost his pregnant girlfriend in a fight gone wrong. His job in the club is debt collector, bet runner for The Ravens and tattooist for Hard Ink, he’d moved to Baltimore for the tattooing job, but he was a Raven Rider through and through. 

Jess is hiding from a gang that have been a constant pain to both the Hard Ink gang and the MC Raven Riders. She identified them after an attempt at blowing up the ink parlour that both Jess and Ike work at. 

This book combines both Hard Ink (a series I’ve not read) with Raven Riders (a series I’m reading at the moment) 

A short story/novella. You don’t have to read in order, but there is definitely history between these two (and I always hate half a story😉

Piercer for Hard Ink Jess was already established, she saw Ike and fell for him. So this is set years down the line, neither have them given in to the temptation. Ike tries to look at Jess as a work colleague, yeah that’s not working. 

And when Jess’s life is put in danger, Ike needs to realise that she’s more than just a friend. 

Ike brought Jess to the Raven’s compound, it’s safer there, but trouble seems to follow her….. 

I loved Jess, such a tale charge chick, except when it comes to that bad ass tattoo artist Ike. 

They both have had hard pasts, they both know what it’s like to have loved and to have lost someone close, but Jess just can’t get past that last wall of his! 

A short but intense story, passionate but fun. A good intro to the Raven Riders series. 

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