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Kindle Review…. White Knuckle Ride: A Steamy Love At First Sight BWWM MC Romance (SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter Book 2) by Mary Potter

White Knuckle Ride: A Steamy Love At First Sight BWWM MC Romance (SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter Book 2) by Mary Potter

Description

It’s hard to resist a hard-bodied hulk with a soft, chewy center

Hummingbird
At first sight all I saw was this hulking muscle-bound white boy
But soon I was able to see beyond that to the caring, kind-hearted man inside
Why did he have to bring this trouble to my motel, my own business
And why do I still feel the need to be with him even after I learned about his past
Lucky I learned about his lifelong enemy
But why did the guy have to be staying in one of my motel rooms
Now I am willing to stand side-by-side with this hulk that stole my heart
And help him to defeat this jerk who has tormented him since he was a child
No one gets between me and my man!

Knuckles
What I first saw as a helpless bombshell with smooth black skin and bright blond hair
Turned out to be a strong, smart woman who could handle herself
Why has my childhood enemy come back to taunt me now when things are going so well
And why is Hummer willing to stand with me against the guy who wants to see me burn!
Will our attraction for each other cause us to literally go down in flames
Or will we conquer the fire surrounding us that was set alight by my enemy

A steamy love at first sight MC romance

Publication date 8/10/2020

Reading Order:
SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter:
0.5 Bayou Heat
1 Stormy Ride 
2 White Knuckle Ride 
3 Slick Ride 
My Review…… 
Marcus or “Knuckles” to most people owns and works in a garage. Yes it does legit work, but most of his money comes from illegal work (chop it up and ship it out) 
He had a pretty mixed childhood growing up in New York, a father that tried to keep him on the straight and narrow. A friend who showed him how to use his hands for more than fighting (that’s where the nickname came from)he loves working with vehicles, it gives him a sense of peace. 
Peace he’s worked hard for, a peace that is coming to an end. Thanks to a man, Marcus wants to leave in his past! 
He rides with the Saints, but lately been too busy to ride.
Shonda/Hummingbird Dixie or “Hummer” is a motel owner, she has big dreams but limited funds. 
A biker with the Bayou Syrens, but she’s not had time in a while, but the girls in the club have her back. 
If she can make a little more money then the renovations can start. 
Things are looking up when Hummer meets a cute but dangerous looking guy, a few flirty words and a coffee has Hummer looking forward to a date with Knuckles. 
But things will take a nasty turn when an uninvited man from Knuckles past comes looking for revenge! 
I liked this book better than the first. I connected better with the characters. It was more of a Insta love, than lust at first sight. It was nice to see Shonda stand by Marcus, giving him a chance at a happy life. 
I like the way the author explained the history between knuckles and Roy. 
I liked the slow build in suspense, and I loved the chemistry between knuckles and his hummingbird. 
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Kindle Review…. Stormy Ride: An Enemies To Lovers BWWM Steamy MC Romance (SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter Book 1) by Mary Potter

Stormy Ride: An Enemies To Lovers BWWM Steamy MC Romance (SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter Book 1) by Mary Potter

Description

It’s hard to resist a bad boy who’s a good man….

Serafin
I made a mistake laying eyes on Storm.
Rough. Handsome. A rugged hulk with a deadly combination of dark chocolate brown eyes and leather. 
Lucky I’m not into that scene anymore. 
Lucky I don’t give a damn when he knocks me over with that killer smile. 
Lucky I can keep control of myself when a kid goes missing and fate steps in making us join forces for the manhunt.
I’m not into him, I keep telling myself. 
And for a second I believe the lie. 
Until he kisses me. 

Storm
The Bayou heat has nothing on Serafin.
A smokin’ little Creole spitfire with bright green cat-like eyes and a coke bottle figure that shakes my soul.
She looks like trouble…the kind even tough-guys run from.
I learned the hard way to never trust a woman, they’ll rip your heart to shreds and leave it in their wake.
So why do I find myself in her path over…and over again. 
She wants to avoid me. She wants to forget how perfect we are. 
Still, she can’t stay away, 
She’s mine now. No matter the cost. 
But will our desire be our path to destruction?

Publication date 20/8/2020


Reading Order:
SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter:
0.5 Bayou Heat
1 Stormy Ride 
2 White Knuckle Ride 
3 Slick Ride 

My Review…… 

You know their background, you know that both are commitment shy. 
But how do they meet up? Well this is their book , and it’s a pretty good one. 

Serafin still rides with the Bayou Syrens bike club, it’s still a large part of her life. The females she rides with are like sisters. Spice Rebel is the biker name she’s known by, and has a temper to match. 
Storm rides with his buddies, they aren’t like a motorcycle club, they don’t have presidents and Sargent at arms, they live to ride their bikes, they operate sometimes outside the law (illegal card games and drugs are how they make some money) 
Storm still has his garage and does a little illegal chop shop on the side. 

Both know of each other, Storm knows of Serafin a little better, his best buddy was her ex Slick! He wasn’t too happy with the way Slick treated her, but couldn’t say too much! And he watched as she found out about her boyfriend and friend sleeping together in the club! 

Their first meeting doesn’t go well, a race that ends with her crashing her bike, she’s furious, and a battle of words is exchanged. Storm is definitely interested in more, Serafin is both angry and aroused by him! Not a good combination considering the club he rides with! 

Meeting up to find a missing child (it’s Storm‘s nephew) he wants to know why he was taken, he’s going to pull out all stops and find him. He might be skating on the wrong side of the law, but family is important to Storm.
There is tension between them, past issues is a part of it, but Storm is aware of Serafin, the way she carries herself exudes confidence, he finds her sexy, but she wants nothing to do with him. 

It’s a short story that can be read in an afternoon. 
I liked both Storm and Serafin. They were great characters. 
But both are older and wiser, neither wanting a permanent relationship. But they are drawn to one another. 
But can two bikers from rival gangs really become more than bitter enemies? 
And when the kidnapper gets Serafin, then the whole neighbourhood is going to burn until Storm can find her….
But will they have the chance to tell each other how they really feel? 
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Kindle Review…. Bayou Rebels prequel “SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter MC Romance”  by Mary Potter 

Bayou Rebels prequel “SAINTS & S.O.B.s – New Orleans Chapter MC Romance”  by Mary Potter 

Description …..

Serafin

Life has been great.

I made a mistake laying eyes on Slick.

Rough. Handsome. A rugged hulk with a deadly combination of hazel eyes and leather. 

Lucky I have my motorcycle. 

Lucky I have my girls in the club. 

Lucky I have my best friend, Jacinta. 

 

Storm

Life has been great.

I made a mistake laying eyes on Mandy.

Beautiful. Sexy. A small town girl who seems more like a movie star.

Lucky I have my motorcycle. 

Lucky I have my buds in the club. 

Lucky I have my friend, Slick. 

 

Both

That is until today.…

My Review…….

This is the prequel to the S.O.B Series, it probably could have been added to the first book as a prologue, but never mind, let’s get going….. 

Serafin and Jacinta are best friends, and Daryl “Slick” is Serafin’s boyfriend (can you see where this is going)? Yup she catches them both at the MC and wants nothing more to do with her friend, the boyfriend or the club, Serafin rides away and doesn’t look back!! 

On the other side is Storm, he’s also living the good life, girlfriend on his arm, bike beneath him, what more could a guy want? Well it would be nice if the girlfriend didn’t spend so much of his money. His best Buddy Slick (yup same guy) tells him he shouldn’t be tied down to just one chick (great advice Romeo!) 

This story gives us glimpses into their past, it jumps to different times, all pivotal moments. 

How Serafin started off loving bikes and living her best life, finding friends and companionship, and although a rebel, Serafin understood the rules. How her heart got broken by a guy she’d fallen hard for. 

“From that day forward, I wanted nothing to do with the SOB Riders. SOB is right-Sons Of Bitches! Daryl had taken my virginity and my pride, and he made me look like a fool. Jacinta was dead to me. We were no more. Safe to say, I didn’t make it to Mardi Gras that year. That was one year ago today”

And Storm, he’s having to come to terms with a woman her lives with all his heart, but knows deep down she’s just a user! He’s making plenty of money doing the job he loves, but Mandy just spends it quicker than he can make it! Something has to give! And it does, she takes it all, and leaves him with an empty home!

“That was the moment I hardened my heart to women. I vowed never to be played for a fool again. I had to pull myself out of the depression Mandy put me in for the next seven months. Lucky for me, I was one of the best repairers in town, so I had a steady stream of customers coming through to keep my mind occupied. Daryl and I got tighter-more drinking, more partying, and oh, the women.”

As I said before, the prequel is great, we get to see how and why Serafin and Storm 

And it sets up the next book nicely, Stormy Ride……. 

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Kindle Review…. Heavy Crown: A Dark Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 6) by Sophie Lark

Heavy Crown: A Dark Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 6) by Sophie Lark

Description……

A Temptation I Couldn’t Resist…

I saw her being stuffed in a trunk: Yelena Yenina, only daughter of the most vicious Bratva boss in Chicago.

The Bratva hate my family. They burned my uncle alive. I should have left Yelena to her fate…

But she fought like a Valkyrie. Gorgeous, ferocious, and unbreakable. 

I saved her so I could make her mine.

She says she’ll never submit to a man. I guess we’ll see…

I’ll push her to the limit. And far beyond.

Heavy Crown is the mind-blowing conclusion to the bestselling Brutal Birthright series. It’s a stand-alone Dark Mafia Romance with HEA and no cliffhanger. Contains extra-steamy scenes guaranteed to make your night!

The Lark Notes:

I knew I had to end the Brutal Birthright series with the biggest twists, the most intense action, and the hottest hero yet. I’ve always had a soft spot for Sebastian from the very first book – you’re going to be so surprised where his journey takes him!

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 6/1/2021

My Review….. 
Simple tale of boy meets girl right? Wrong! It’s a tale of betrayal, family against family, lies and deceit, and then possibly, maybe, eventually, if we are lucky, boy falls for girl……
I’ve never been sadder to read the last book in this series. 
They have been a joy to read.  
And this being the last book, you hope it leaves a lasting impression. 
And boy does it ever…… 
Sebastian is the youngest of the Gallo siblings, he’s watched as his brothers and sister have found love. He’s not jealous, he’s happy for them, but Sebastian is different from them, he’s never going to be truly happy again….. 
Yelena is sick of being a pawn in her father’s life! Her older twin brother has it all laid out on a plate for him! Yelena on the other hand is watched constantly and is made to feel less than her brother! 
Coming to America was a mistake, believing her father would relax once he took over the Bratva in Chicago, and even bigger mistake. But his lust for revenge, that’s going too far…
This book has me hooked from the first page. 
Reading about Sebastian in the first book I wanted to know about him. He was destined for great things, a basketball player, he would become a professional and play in the big league, but that was before Sebastian and his siblings became embroiled in the feud between Griffin family and the Gallo, his knee is so badly damaged that it ends his dream and career before its even started! Now all Sebastian feels is numb, there isn’t enough drink, women or danger to excite him anymore! You have to feel sorry for him, he never wanted to work in the family business, basketball was all he thought about. Now he’s doing more and more for his father and brothers. 
Yelena is a new character, and at first you get the impression she thinks she’s too good for Sebastian. An icy Russian princess, but once you get to know her, the life you think she leads isn’t the life she has. Constantly under scrutiny, always being belittled, I definitely felt sadness for her. 
Their first kiss has Sebastian utterly under Yelena’s spell. He’s never met anyone like her, yes she’s beautiful, but it’s more than that. There is a fierceness to her that calls to him, a vulnerability that has Sebastian wanting to protect her. 
And when he finds out he’s being played, that the private moments they shared were fake…. Sebastian becomes the monster nobody sees coming! 
The action scenes are so brilliantly written, you feel the kiss of the gunshot, the heat as things explode and the adrenaline rushes through your own body as you read faster and faster. The need to find out what happens next is all consuming.
The twists in this book will have you in the edge of your seat, some you’ll see coming, others will hit you in the face like a knockout punch from a boxer! 
The darkness is harder and more emotional than most of the other books. You feel Sebastian’s pain, you feel Yelena’s hopelessness. You also feel the immense love this couple have for each other. But can love overcome what seems insurmountable obstacles? 
That was such a good book, an era ending, the Griffin’s and the Gallo’s have all grown up. 
That was just so intense. It had me clutching at my jumper and hiding my face. Had me screaming at my kindle and reaching for the tissues and then shouting no when it came to an end!! 
But there is a small silver lining….. 
The legacy both the Gallo and the Griffin families leave behind…. 
The next generation….. 
Bring it on…….. 
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Kindle Review….. Before His Choice (Dark Romance Prequel) by Clarissa Wild 👩🏻‍💻

Before His Choice (Dark Romance Prequel) by Clarissa Wild 

Description…..

His Choice. Her Ruin.

My father is one of the rulers of the Family; a community cut off from society.

The people think we are perfect.

But no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.

They won’t understand the choice I have to make.

And neither will she.

The Family doesn’t treat girls nicely.

For her, there are rules that have to be obeyed.

Even if they end in pain, hardship… and ruin.

But I will save her.

Even if she’ll hate me for it.

Before His Choice is an optional prequel to the Dark Romance Suspense Under His Rule by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild!

Reading Order 

His Duet Series:

Before his Choice 

Under his Rule 

Beyond his Control 

Publication date 22/2/2020

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My Review …..

As snippets go, this was a little vague, but intriguing. 

So what I gather is a young boy lives in a commune. Men are dominant (but only the hierarchy) woman are nothing but baby vessels! 

The Patriarchs are the leaders, they wear a tattoo claiming they are “family”, their eldest sons also wear the mark, the females in this group are marked also (bearing a different tattoo I’m not sure) 

As I said rather vague, but fascinating. 

Noah’s father is a patriarch, his mother used to be a loved and cherished woman, but I think the power the patriarch has goes to his head, and he becomes bloated with his power. 

Noah has a female friend Natalie (not sure if she was younger or the same age) he needs to protect her, so he comes up with a plan. He’s going to release her from the “family”! How? Well, when goes goes on the “families” next trip (it’s to convert strangers into family, but is it to capture women or entice men into the “family”?) 

The release is so sad, he just abandons her! So how will she manage in the outside world? And will he ever be able to find her? 

For that answer, I’m going to have to find the next book in the series!!!! 

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Kindle Review….. Unexpected Heat ( A Gay Shifter MPREG Romance) (Omega, Really?! Book 1) by Eola Eden 📱

Unexpected Heat ( A Gay Shifter MPREG Romance) (Omega, Really?! Book 1) by Eola Eden  

Description ….

Lone wolf Nitro Blackwood doesn’t like people. As far as he’s concerned, the human world doesn’t exist. But for a few short days every year, the heat takes over and the undeniable urge to mate draws him to San Francisco and out of his self-imposed solitude. He’s willing to deal with all the foul odors, congestion and general misery for some bump and grind action.

Computer programmer Peter Callaghan likes his quiet, boring life. But like every year since his seventeenth birthday, a rampaging need to screw every guy with a heartbeat takes over. During this time, he finds he can climb out of his shell and be a normal, horny and slightly sarcastic twenty-five-year-old. Peter knows the hulking man with a biker’s name will go down in history as his hottest bang, but Peter gets more than he bargained for. When the man shows up several weeks later, raving about pregnancies and mythological creatures, Peter realizes he’s being held captive by a crazy person.

Except, things start to get weirder. After escaping, Peter is chased down by a rabid wolf, and Nitro pops out of nowhere to rescue him sporting fur, fangs and claws. As Peter witnesses the unimaginable, he realizes Nitro might be telling the truth about more than him being a shape-changing beast. Having been thrust into a mysterious and bizarre world, Peter is forced to rely on Nitro and something long buried inside Peter begins to awaken.

But could they possibly have a future together?

***Notice*** This 40k novella contains material suited for adults only.

Omega Really Series: A Gay Shifter MPREG Romance by Eola Eden 

Book 1: Unexpected Heat 

Book 2: Sweet Heat 

Book3: Kiss of Heat 

Book 4: Taken by Heat

Book 5: Healed by Heat 

Publication date 13/3/2016
My Review….. 
Nitro is a hundred year old wolf shifter. Happy with his own company, and when the yearly urge comes around, Nitro goes to the city to scratch it. 
But lately he’s been wanting more! Maybe a mate? 
Peter is young, single and horny! Well for a few weeks every year, other than that, he’s a shy and awkward geek. He’d love a partner, but his social skills are sadly lacking. 
They first meet in a nightclub, both drawn to one another. That itch needed scratching, but there was something else there….. 
And that something make Nitro run, he knew he shouldn’t have had sex with Peter, but it was just so intense, and looking back Nitro should have realised Peter was not just human, he was a rare omega! 
First book in a new series. Well written and thought out. Characters are likeable (even Nitro, although he is a little bit of a dick!) 
Liked how although Nitro was scared of the consequences of having sex with Peter, he manned up (well a few weeks later) and tracked his lover down. 
And yup the man is pregnant! And as he knows Peter is unaware of his status (a wolf shifter) and the fact he’s unaware he’s pregnant, Nitro is going to have a hard job convincing him of all these facts! 
In fact so hard, that Peter runs….. 
How in the hell can he be pregnant? What drugs was this sexy man taking? Wouldn’t he know that he was a wolf shifter? Why hasn’t he shifted? And can men really get pregnant? 
But fate lends a hand to Peter, it shows him that not only was Nitro telling him the truth about being a wolf shifter, but his own body told Peter he was pregnant. 
So is Nitro his mate? Peter gets the feeling he’s only here out of obligation. 
The book then sets us on a journey, Nitro trying to convince both himself and Peter that he wants the responsibility. 
Peter coming to terms with everything that’s being thrown at him. 
Can they really be mates? 
What about Peter’s life in San Francisco, will it be able to continue? 
Nitro has history, we get to hear about some of it, we also get to witness his evolution. From lone wolf to possibly a mated wolf. But there is something (or someone) from Nitro’s past that won’t leave him alone! 
And can Peter really have everything he’s longed for? A partner and a family. Or will the past ruin their future? 
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Kindle Review…. A Vampire’s Choice (Deathless Night Series Book 6) by L.E. Wilson

A Vampire’s Choice (Deathless Night Series Book 6) by L.E. Wilson

Description

(This book was previously published with a different cover and the title “Blood Choice”.)

A vampire cursed to be untouchable.

Happy to be back in Seattle, Shea Bennet wants nothing more than to forget about the enigmatic warlock who saved her from a fate worse than death. But his topaz eyes haunt her, and his wicked scent makes her crave something she will never be able to have, something more than his blood — his touch. Though she feels his presence everywhere she goes, she is taken off guard when he suddenly appears to disrupt her hunt. Shea finds the tables have turned, and it is she who is the prey. 

A warlock determined to break the curse.

Ever since he released her from his mountain home, Jesse Moss finds he’s possessed with the memory of a vampire he feels compelled to protect for reasons he can’t explain. Night after night, he lies wrapped in her scent, her whiskey voice invading his dreams, and for the first time in his solitary life, he feels alone in the dark. Restless and worried, he tracks her to her home and offers her a deal, if she will only agree to spend some time with him. A deal he has no intention of keeping.

Shea’s cursed past won’t let her have him.
His future insists she must.

Publication date 27/10/2017
Reading Order: 
Deathless Night Series: 

Book 1 A Vampire Bewitched

Book 2 A Vampire’s Vengeance 

Book 3 A Vampire Possessed 

Book 4 A Vampire Betrayed

Book 5 A Vampire’s Submission 

Book 6 A Vampire’s Choice 

My Review…… 
POSSIBLE SPOILERS …..
This review is going to be tricky, it’s the last book of the series, reading the series in order is recommended as there is an ongoing story in the background. So I apologise if there are a few spoilers for previous books. 
Shea is the only female in Luukas’s coven, her story is a sad one, and I did shed a few tears. 
She was turned by Luukas, it’s a long story, but basically her sister has been possessed by a demon, and because of her bloodline, Shea couldn’t kill her sibling. So to destroy the demon inside her body, Shea became a vampire and killed her sister! 
At the time of Luukas’s disappearance a curse befell his coven, and Shea was unable to touch or be touched by male human hands, so feeding and sex was provided by females! 
But Shea longs for the day she can be touched again by a man….. 
Jesse is a warlock, he’s practised black magic for years, it’s leading up to a battle that may end his life!! 
He was the one that brought the demons back! He’s going to be the one that will protect Shea and her coven. But first he needs a powerful spell….
Shea and Jesse have a past, but it’s only been for the past few months. 
She was captured the same time Christian, Dante and Aiden were captured. 
Their stories are in books (a vampire possessed, a vampire betrayed and a vampire’s submission) so it does make sense to read in order. 
She was suppose to be the body that the head demon (Wanno) was to be put it in! But Jesse swapped her at the last minute for Aiden! 
She’d been a prisoner of Jesse’s all that time, he had to keep her safe, but I don’t really think it was the real reason, and when the mistress vampire was killed, there was no excuse to keep Shea, letting her go was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do! 
Shea is now back with her coven and living with her friends and their mates. She longs to return to Jesse, but knows it’s not possible! He was the cause of the vampires troubles, and if Luukas or any of the other vampires see him, they will kill him!
The course of true love never runs smooth (and it’s certainly been a rough ride in this series) and before long Jesse is stalking Shea, she haunts his dreams, she’s constantly on his mind! 
Her curse, the one where she can’t touch another male is broken! And Jesse thinks he knows how and why. He just needs to prove it to his vampire. 
The decisions poor Shea has had to face has been a hard one. But denying herself the company of Jesse is her hardest one yet? Being told by Jesse he misses her is only adding to her anguish, but it pains her to be with him and not be able to touch him!
And there is a battle brewing, the demons have found clues as to where their demon blood was hidden, if they find it, they should be able to return to their former bodies or take fresh new ones! The witches that now live with the vampire clan must all come together to defeat this evil, if not, then the world will become a demon’s playground. 
So what will happen between Shea and Jesse? If the vampires don’t trust him will she be able to walk away from her coven? Can her curse be broken? And if so can Jesse and Shea be together? 
Can the witches stop the demons? Can they get Jesse to help them? Or does he still have a dark motive? 
That was a great way to end the series. And now with a little research, I’ve found out there will be a spin off (there is one with the werewolves that tried to help) more vampires and witches. I’m just hoping it’s as good as this series has been. 
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Kindle Review…. A Vampire’s Submission (Deathless Night Series Book 5) by L.E. Wilson

A Vampire’s Submission (Deathless Night Series Book 5) by  L.E. Wilson

Description

(This book was previously published with a different cover and the title “Blood Submission”.)

Her blood saves his life.
Her embrace slays his soul.

Dante Gabor has survived many things since becoming a vampire, but jumping from a plane and crash landing in the desert without a parachute was pushing it, even for him. To survive the relentless sun, he buries his broken body in its own sandy grave. But healing is painfully slow, and he’s forced to rise and hunt for larger prey. Half mad with thirst, he’s brought to his knees by the seductive taste of a lone female whose sweet blood heals his body, but leaves him craving still more.

MINE.

Laney Moss loves the Mojave desert that surrounds her home and hikes the upper trails often, prepared for anything she might run across. But nothing prepared her for the monster that comes with the setting sun to stalk her. In the moments before he attacks, one word crashes through her terrified mind—Vampire. She manages to get away, but he tracks the call of her blood and ignites a passion in her that frightens her nearly as much as it thrills her.

Dante is left with no choice but to take her home to his secret lair. 
Now he just needs to convince her to stay. 

Publication date 4/4/2017

Reading Order: 
Deathless Night Series: 

Book 1 A Vampire Bewitched

Book 2 A Vampire’s Vengeance 

Book 3 A Vampire Possessed 

Book 4 A Vampire Betrayed

Book 5 A Vampire’s Submission 

Book 6 A Vampire’s Choice 

My Review….. 
Another Moss witch and another crazy vampire! But this one tugs at your heart and has you wanting to slap the said vampire silly! 
I can’t tell you how Dante gets into his predicament, but I can tell you he’s in immense pain! Unable to move he has to survive on the smallest living creatures, until he has enough strength to call larger mammals. 
Dante isn’t like the other vampires in his coven, he can’t live in a tower of glass and metal, so he lives beneath the coven, in tunnels he’s dug out. 
Dante likes to doll out pain and death! He’s only happy when torturing his victims before death, he could never understand why Nikulas (a coven member and hero of book one) insisted on drinking bagged blood! So much better to drink from the source…..
Laney is such a fighter, not at all the “mouse” Dante seems to want to call her! 
Always trying to escape, always staying alert, she goes from scared to terrified in a heartbeat, but she never stops trying to escape. 
She expects to die any minute, she doesn’t understand why he won’t let her go, well except he wants her blood! 
She understands him more than he thinks she does. 
If only he didn’t threaten her every five minutes!! 
Laney and Dante don’t exactly make a perfect match, in fact I’d almost wished she’d gotten away from him! There didn’t seem to be any redeeming qualities for Dante, he really was the monster legends said vampires were. And how could a mere woman tame this wild beast? Did I want her to? Well, at first I would have said no. But getting to know Dante through this book I did want him saved, and this “Moss witch” was the woman to do it.
Her power is a phenomenal and formidable force. And it links in nicely with the other witches and story from the previous books. 
So…   with the series coming to an end! That leaves the only female vampire in the coven left! And what a surprise, she’s got the last book. 
Shall we see where it takes us? 
Do you need to read in order? Definitely. But if your just buying A Vampire’s Submission, then you might miss out on a few things, but you’ll enjoy the book anyway. 
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Kindle Review…. A Vampire Betrayed (Deathless Night Series Book 4) by L.E. Wilson

A Vampire Betrayed (Deathless Night Series Book 4) by L.E. Wilson

Description

(This book was previously published with a different cover and the title “Blood Betrayal”.)

Vampire Christian Moore has spent his entire life, both human and immortal, fighting for the respect of his peers. He has codes he lives by. Strict moral codes, both in his personal life and his work. And he doesn’t break them. Ever. Until he finds himself at the carnal mercy of a woman with eyes like the midday sky and hair the colors of a summer sunset. His craving for her is unnatural, and watching her dance makes his blood burn like acid in his veins. But he can’t not watch her.

When she was fifteen, Ryan Moss lost her mind. Or, at least that’s what the voices in her head would have her believe. On the streets of Tijuana, she finds something that makes the voices go away. To get it, she’s ashamed to admit, she’ll do just about anything, even strip for a man she can’t see or hear. However, she can sense his raging need for her through the haze of her high, and her body responds with a voracious hunger of its own. 

Christian can make the voices go away, and he wants Ryan to be his. But first, he will have to learn to trust her, and she him. Both of their lives depend on it.

WARNING: This novel contains content that may be a trigger for some, including, but not limited to, drug addiction and scenes of violence.

Publication date 19/7/2016

Reading Order: 

Deathless Night Series: 

Book 1 A Vampire Bewitched

Book 2 A Vampire’s Vengeance 

Book 3 A Vampire Possessed 

Book 4 A Vampire Betrayed

Book 5 A Vampire’s Submission 

Book 6 A Vampire’s Choice 

My Review…… 
Christian is a vampire from Luukas’ coven. And like the rest of the vampires, he suffers from a curse, he has to have sex EVERY night, if not then he’s in agony! And he’s scared he could hurt someone…..
Ryan has heard voices since she was fifteeen, it made her think she was crazy, and so ran away from home….. 
she’s turned to drugs to drown them out, but that stuff isn’t cheap, and she needed more and more, and now Ryan is a dancer in a seedy nightclub, earning just enough money to feed her habit….. 
So the start of this story sees Christian watching an exotic dancer, usually just a warm up to the main event. But not this time, Christian has been kidnapped and locked in a glass box, he can see the dancer, he can smell the dancer, he just can’t touch her! And It’s torture for the vampire. 
He’s been trapped there for what feels like an eternity, he’s slowly going mad with desire, self gratification doesn’t work. If only he could get to that dancer! 
This has to be the saddest book in the series so far (and Luukas’ book was sad!) 
Two people trapped in horrible circumstances. She’s in an almost catatonic state, the drugs running through her system, they keep her calm and the voices at bay.
And when he finally gets free…… 
This is one of my favourites in this six book series. 
Christian is drawn to his exotic dancer, but he’s not sure if it because he just needs blood, or if it’s the beautiful female before him. 
Ryan is such a sad female, being so scared of the voices in her head she’s had to turn to drugs to drown them out. But in a lucid moment she needs to free the person locked behind the glass. 
But freeing him just may end her life!! 
Circumstances have dealt these two characters a rough have in life, and it was lovely how supportive Christian was with Ryan. I also had to chuckle at the notion that Ryan was just a passing phase. 
So can he save Ryan? Does she want to be saved? And can she really hear all those voices? 
Oh and I was totally surprised with the twist in the book. 
Can I recommend this book? Oh hell yes I can and do. 
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Kindle Review….. A Vampire Possessed (Deathless Night Series Book 3) by L.E. Wilson

A Vampire Possessed (Deathless Night Series Book 3) by L.E. Wilson

Description

(This book was previously published with a different cover and the title “Blood Obsession”.)

Sacrifices had to be made for the greater, bloody good.

At least that’s what vampire Aiden Sinclair kept telling himself when he woke up in an unfamiliar city with no memory of how he’d gotten there, or why. When he happens upon a cheeky witch in distress who’s being hunted by beasts he is all too familiar with, Aiden must make a choice: Suppress his fears and be with the girl, or embrace the truth and save them all.

Destinies will be fulfilled.

Grace Moss may be a witch, but her magic totally sucks. Hence the reason she finds herself saying yes to an unexpected offer of aid from a dusty, yet yummy-smelling, vampire. With a sexy British accent and bright grey eyes that dance with mischief, his touch makes her blood sing. Yet, something about him makes her skin crawl, and it’s not just the fact he has fangs. 

To survive, Aiden will have to trust that her love will be enough to save him, and Grace will have to accept him as he is – into her heart, and into her arms. 

Publication date 26/12/2015

Reading Order:

Deathless Night Series: 

Book 1 A Vampire Bewitched

Book 2 A Vampire’s Vengeance 

Book 3 A Vampire Possessed 

Book 4 A Vampire Betrayed

Book 5 A Vampire’s Submission 

Book 6 A Vampire’s Choice 

SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW…. 

My Review…… 

The third book in this series sees our fun loving vamp Aiden waking up in a city he has no idea how he got there! 

In the previous book, we see Aiden become possessed by a powerful demon! How? You ask… it all stems from the second book in this series. 

If your just reading this one, then it’s not too bad, but if your going to read the series, I’d advise you to read in order. 

Anyway back to my review….. 

Aiden was captured by the female vampire and male wizard from the previous books, as he’s a vampire, they don’t have a soul, so it’s easier to take over their bodies! 

And now when the demon takes control of Aiden’s body, he’s not really aware of what’s going on! 

Grace is witch, not a good one, in fact Grace isn’t sure why her family saved her from the new high priest that took over from the coven?! But her mother said she was pretty special (but parents always say that!) 

But she’s following some seriously creepy dudes! (They’ve taken something from her, and she’s going to take it back) 

Book three isn’t a favourite of mine in this series. I loved Aiden as a secondary character, I just didn’t connect with him as a main character. Grace was ok, it’s just they didn’t have the connection that the first two couples had! 

But that’s not to say the story wasn’t good, it was, it was fascinating how they worked out the problems they were facing.

The secondary characters (wolves and a best friend) were great and I know they feature in a spin off series (The Kincaid Werewolves) if they are a couple I’m not sure, but the series is on my long list of books to read! 

We also catch up with the rest of the vampire clan (setting up the next book nicely) 

But back to the story…… 

Aiden is drawn to Grace, why? Well could it be the fact she’s his fated mate? If that’s the case he should be running in the opposite direction, Aiden is a fun loving vamp, one woman won’t be enough for him and certainly not forever! 

But helping Grace with her quest brings out feelings that Aiden wasn’t sure he’d ever had! 

And there is also a strange feeling Aiden keeps getting! Like he’s being watched! But nothing would be able to creep up on him, could it? 

Grace is fascinated and exasperated with her new companion, he’s like no one she’s ever met, but something is wrong with him, it’s just a gut feeling, but she can’t fully trust him! 

So can Aiden and Grace work together? And when you find out her last name! Yup! Things start falling into place fast. 

So can Grace help Aiden break the hold that Leeha (the vampire they are fighting) has over his sires vampires? 

And will Aiden commit to just one female, or will he be able to contain his lust for the “poppet” that might just have stolen his heart? 

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About the Author

L.E. Wilson writes Paranormal Romance novels about intense alpha males and the women who are fearless enough to tame them…for the most part anyway. With high heat levels, loads of suspense, and characters whose personas range from playful and witty to dark and tormented, L.E. is a natural storyteller (in spite of her boring Accounting degree). Author of the Deathless Night Series, L.E. Wilson is a member of the Romance Writer’s of America and is active in both the Greater Seattle and Eastside chapters near her. She is also an Indie author, so please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads. Born in a seriously small town in northeastern PA, she’s always open to new adventures and has managed to make her way all the way across the country. She now lives outside of Seattle with her patient husband, two sons, and two furry kids. Waking up to the mysterious mist-covered mountains there, (i.e. her backyard), only feeds her craving for all things supernatural. Caramel Macchiato Lattes are a necessary part of her writing process, and you’ll often find her typing away at the closest Starbucks…which she walks two miles to get to, to make up for all of those lattes. On the weekends she likes to hike, garden, cook vegan food, and have date nights with her favorite guy. On a Personal Note: “I love to hear from my readers! Contact me anytime at P.O. Box 2742, Issaquah, WA 98027 or email me at

LEWilsonAuthor@gmail.com

Kindle Review…. Immortal Cowboy (Hell’s Cowboys Book 1) by Victoria Zak

My Immortal Cowboy (Hell’s Cowboys Book 1) by Victoria Zak

Description…..

Will you be ready to serve when Hell’s Cowboys come for you?

There’s a new sheriff in town. With his coven torn apart by corruption, vampire Roman McCoy leads a posse deep underground to prepare for the battle of their lives. His newest recruit, cowboy RC Reid dies after a bull ride and awakens to a new world with vampire benefits. He now could be the key to taking down the vampire king of Diablo, Texas. Torn between the fanged advantages of his new life and the memories of his old one, there’s one thing RC can’t leave behind, Charlee.

Charlee Brysen lost everything the day a bull killed the only man she’ll ever love. But that’s not the only thing that vanished, so did her dreams for college. Now she’s about to lose her family ranch and will do anything to save it. Stripping for cash, her life is flipped upside down when RC waltzes into her club and demands a lap dance. Besides being dead, there’s another little problem; he has fangs! 

As the King of Diablo tightens his icy grip on the coven, Charlee’s life hangs in the balance. RC must save her, but will their love be stronger than blood?

Publication date 16/6/2016

My Review……. 

Russell Cage Reid “RC” is going home soon, with enough money made from bull riding. He’s then going home to his girl, and live the happy ending he always dreamed of for the both of them. 

But that wasn’t to be! RC died! His last thoughts were of his Charlee girl and how he never got to go home…..

Charlee is going to lose her home, it’s as simple as that! Caring for her elderly gran has left her with a huge pile of debts! But she’s not one to lie down and give up! She became a stripper, and a damn good one (she doesn’t do private dances or lap dances) but still it’s not enough to keep the wolves from the door! She’s going to lose the farm, her only option is to go see a bank and ask for an extension on her loan……

First book in (hopefully) a new series. Although this book has been out a while, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rest of the cowboys get their stories told. 

Dhampire is half human half vampire, and pure vampires will hunt them down and kill them (that’s where RC and the Hell’s Cowboys come in.) They patrol and keep the peace, but they are also targets for those who don’t want Dhampire’s to exists! 

Two years serving and RC gets to wear the fancy belt buckle and join this crazy rodeo! At first he’s not going to accept this, he needs to go home and see Charlee, but he has to control his thirst for blood first, and finish his training….. it’s going to be a while before he can see her!! 

A great read, and I’m hoping each of the “cowboys” RC rides with gets a story. 

Roman is the leader of Hell’s Cowboys, and he’s not someone you mess with (there is also more to Roman than meets the eye!)  Tibbs, Kit, Clay, Selene and Thana are also part of HC, each have a story and a sad past (we get to see glimpses, and it leaves you wanting more)

Mace Wrathmore is a business man, well on the outside, inside he is a shark circling its prey, and at the moment, Charlee is his intended prey! 

But what Charlee isn’t aware of, is that Mace is no ordinary business man, oh no, he’s a vampire! Creating a haven for vampires, and using the humans as cattle! Charlee has property that Mace wants, and he’s going to get it, one way it another!! 

And when Charlee gets sucked into the world of vampires, will she be able to cope? Will her world change? And can she forgive RC for bringing this hell to her door? 

I liked this story, yes it’s the usual bad guy/good guy and let’s fight over the same girl type of book, but it has a different slant on the genre. 

My only gripe, why is the woman always having to be bailed out?! Why can’t she have a nice life and still be saved? Why can’t she be the one to save him?! 

Other than that, a really enjoyed the book. 

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About the author….. 

Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Scottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to want to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she was also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.

Although, she never sought out a writing career, her desire for the written word grew the more she read. Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn. The Guardians of Scotland series continues this winter with book two, Highland Storm.

Today, Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Living in paradise, being a stay at home, and to be able to share her stories has been a blessing.

Victoria loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her through FB, Twitter, G+, and her website, http://www.victoriazalromance.com.

Arc Review….. Tasting the Forbidden (Rogue Dragons Series) Book 5 by Emilia Hartley 👩🏻‍💻

Tasting the Forbidden (Rogue Dragons Series) Book 5 by Emilia Hartley 

Description…..

Her mom always told her that dragon shifters would burn her to death for her magic, and now the local dragon-clan leader is hunting her down.

Nellie loves her small town, but ever since a rag-tag bunch of dragon shifters moved in and snapped up her friends as mates, she’s considered leaving. Even being in the presence of a dragon shifter can send her into a panic attack. That’s a problem since her best friend and coworker, Evangeline, has changed into one. To make matters worse, Evangeline is pushing Nellie to let her guard down around the hot but scary clan leader, Gavin. Never. Going. To. Happen.

The trouble is, Gavin won’t stop looking for her, and Nellie has used up nearly all her magic trying to avoid him.

Gavin Masters knows he’s a monster, but that doesn’t stop him wishing Nellie would keep even one of the gifts he’s sent her. He can’t stop thinking about her sassy wit, her soft curves, and her silky hair. His obsession with her has almost completely driven out the wild pain he felt when the woman he thought was his mate left him, claiming to be afraid of him. Unfortunately, Nellie is afraid of him, too—with good reason, he learns. Many of her ancestors have been burned to death by dragons. Gavin would never let anyone do that to Nellie, but he understands why she could never trust him.

Too bad he can’t convince his beast—or his heart—that pursuing her is a lost cause.

The last book in the Rogue Dragons series, Tasting the Forbidden is a steamy romance with great action and a satisfying happily-ever-after that makes it a great read either on its own or with the other books in the series. 

Reading Order:

Rogue Dragons Series:

Book 1: Trusting the Betrayed

Book 2: Finding the Forgotten

Book 3: Restoring the Broken

Book 4: Redeeming the Rejected

Book 5: Tasting the Forbidden


Publication date (18/10/2020)

My Review…..

Final book in this enjoyable series. 

Gavin has been in the every book, but then so has Nellie. And although you know they will be together, the journey getting there did have me wondering if I might have been wrong! 

His mate didn’t want him, so Gavin wanted after he left his father’s clan was to be left alone! But that wasn’t the case, his best friend Casey came to find him, and at first to bring him home (in whatever way he could) he couldn’t understand why Casey cared so much (i didn’t say Gavin was the smartest dragon) Casey brought other dragons from the old clan (or rejects as his father liked to call them) but when Casey found his mate here, he wouldn’t leave, and so Gavin found himself the leader of a clan of misfits (even if he didn’t want them) one by one his clan found their mates (even Erik who swore he was broken) 

Gavin said he didn’t care, and maybe at first he didn’t, until one night he finds out that maybe the woman he fell for in the old clan wasn’t his mate (maybe) 

His dragon is fascinated with the friend of Casey’s mate, but she won’t even look at him!!

Maybe he is a monster?!

Nellie has been told all her life that dragons hate witches. If they discover a witch lives close to them, then dragons will burn them alive! So Nellie has no intention of talking, meeting or accepting any gift from the leader of the dragon clan that now live in her town. He maybe gorgeous, he maybe hot, but Nellie can’t take that chance, so for the past four books she has masked her presence from Gavin. It takes a lot of power to keep the shield up, and Nellie has never had to keep the barrier up for so long! And she’s helping whenever the dragon clan is attacked by Gavin’s father. 

Then the worse happens, Nellie’s magic disappears!! Without her magic she feels defenceless, and now Gavin will be able to track her…… 

This story was my favourite, you have to feel sorry for Gavin, been told by your father that your worthless, useless and wishing he was dead! No wonder he left the clan, but he was also about to be mated, but she couldn’t go through with it (that’s why he thinks he’s a monster) so leaving his fathers clan, Gavin finds a mountain for his dragon to defend. He then realises he’s going to be on his own, and he’s sort of ok with it. 

But he’s not left alone for long, his best friend Casey comes to bring him back, and I could see why Gavin didn’t want to, so that’s why he was always fighting with the other dragons. 

And then when he catches a glimpse of Nellie at a fire humans cause, his dragon wants to get to know her better. But she vanishes! 

So when her magic disappears, Gavin thinks he has the chance to get to know Nellie. But she doesn’t want to know. And that upsets both Gavin and his dragon! But he perseveres, he’s gentle when he didn’t think he had it in him, he’s strong for nellie to lean on. Can she be his mate? 

Nellie was awesome, she knew what she was and embraced it, and she knew that dragons were to be avoided. But how can you avoid them when your best friend bonds with a dragon, then said best friend becomes a dragon?! 

Can she overcome the fear her mother installed into her? 

Meeting Gavin, Nellie is both terrified and fascinated by the dragon/man. She swings between wanting to trust him and wanting to run for the hills. 

But slowly Gavin wins Nellie over. Their attraction towards one another was lovely. He never pushed, he waited, he hoped, he wanted what his new clan had, a mate of his own….. 

The fight that had been promised in the past four books didn’t really deliver! It was good, but short! 

This series ended with a great book. And I’d recommend this book and series. 

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Arc Review…. A Rogue Dragons Series: Redeeming the Rejected Book 4 by Emilia Hartley👩🏻‍💻

A Rogue Dragons Series: Redeeming the Rejected Book 4 by Emilia Hartley

Description…..

Years ago, Ford lost his clan, his mate, and maybe even himself. Now, he wants to be left in peace—until he meets Daphne, and she awakens passion in him unlike any he has ever experienced—even with his late wife.

Ford Coleman has been living a half-life since he avenged himself on his clan king after that monster killed his mate. He doesn’t know why he hasn’t lost his mind or burrowed into the hills, but for now, he’s minding his own business, working on his skills as a chef, and staying away from other dragon shifters, who might not appreciate a king-killer. He’s especially wary of the startup clan of renegade shifters who have taken up residence in his mountain town, even if he sympathizes with them. He’s considering looking for a new hideaway when Daphne, the sister of one of the new dragons, comes to town, and Ford finds himself yearning for her. He can’t have her, though. He had a mate once already, and besides, she belongs with her brother, with the local clan. After what he did, Ford knows he can never be accepted into a clan again. It’s hard to put aside everything he wants just when he’s starting to feel again, but he can’t let Daphne suffer for his past.

Daphne Albright needs a vacation, but what she gets is more work in a new location—her brother needs her to help his mate through the transition to becoming a shifter. Of course, Daphne wants to do it. That’s her job, and she’s good at it. But when she’s strangely attracted to the Uber driver she calls to pick her up at the airport, that’s all the excuse she needs to take a little time to herself. The driver runs from her, though, and she has to track him down. She tries to convince him that she’s not asking for a lifetime commitment, just a fling, but he doesn’t seem to believe her. She’s not even sure she believes herself. After all, despite the short time they’ve known each other, her heart breaks when she finds out he’s had a mate before. A relationship between them seems doomed from the start, but she can’t help wanting it anyway. 

Like all Emilia Hartley’s books, Redeeming the Rejected is a steamy paranormal romance with a satisfying HEA. Fourth book in the Rogue Dragons series, it’s best when read with its companion books, but it can also stand on its own.

Reading Order:

Rogue Dragon Series 

Book 1: Trusting the Betrayed  

Book 2: Finding the Forgotten 

Book 3: Restoring the Broken 

Book 4: Redeeming the Rejected 

Book 5: Tasting the Forbidden


Publication date 2/10/2020

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My Review…..

Daphne is Casey’s sister, (MC from trusting the betrayed) she a competent dragon shifter, and has helped many humans and shifters acclimatise to their dragons. 

But she’s also tired, helping newbies took time and effort, and Daphne needs a break. But when her brother called and asked for her help, she couldn’t say no, so she’s sort of getting a vacation and visiting her brother. 

Ford we met in the last book (Restoring the broken) he’s a chef for the local restaurant, he keeps to himself, he’s a rogue dragon, and technically anyone could kill him. He’s loved in this town for a while, and for rather worried when 

Meeting for the first time, Daphne is in shock as Ford drives away from her! 

No, no, no way is he getting involved with the new clan that’s just settled here! He might have sort of helped in the last battle, but all he wants is a quiet life, and getting involved with Gavin and his clan will only get him noticed, and once noticed they will find out who he really is!! 

Daphne is not one for letting things go, and this dragon has her curious, she’s doesn’t want a mate, but the smell he gives off has her wanting maybe a little taste. 

This book then goes on the usual journey of Daphne chasing Ford, Ford rejecting Daphne. Then when Ford tells Daphne of his past, it makes her stop and think. 

The coming battle with Gavin’s father draws ever closer, and when he comes to visit Daphne, the dragons wonder will this be the day it starts? 

So can Daphne make Ford see that he has a future? A future with her in it? And can Ford look away from his past and see Daphne as his future?

I liked Daphne, she was a strong independent woman. She’s an asset to her clan, but no one sees the woman, until Ford. I also liked how she went for things, changing her attitude toward her King took a lot of thought, it’s been her only family, but spending time with her brother has made her see things in a different light. But can she move to a new clan? That’s a big step. And Ford you just wanted to shake and cuddle, his previous mate died in an accident? He’s never really moved on from that, and the fact he took his clan leader on and killed him left Ford with the unwanted title of “King Killer” being alone has suited his mood, he thinks he deserves to be alone. When in fact until we hear his full story, we don’t know why he did the things he did! 

Book four sees us almost at the end of our journey, so I’m hoping we get the fight we’ve been promised. 

And here’s hoping Gavin finally catches his witch. 

Although you can read it on its own, I would recommend reading the others in this series first. 

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Arc Review….Rogue Dragons Series: Restoring the Broken Book 3 by Emilia Hartley👩🏻‍💻

Rogue Dragons Series: Restoring the Broken Book 3 by Emilia Hartley

Description…

Nobody with any sense goes looking for true love in a bar, but then nobody has ever accused Erik Beck of having any sense, either.

Maybe that’s why Erik spends his evenings tossing back enough alcohol to numb the monstrous dragon he inherited from his twin—the twin he starved of life when he was still in his mother’s womb. Maybe that’s why Erik spends his nights pleasuring women who will be gone in the morning. Maybe that’s why, despite both his dragons’ instincts, he doesn’t pay any attention to the bartender with kind eyes who keeps his glass filled.

Bree Halstead just knows she and Erik are meant for each other. Someday soon, he’ll tire of taking a different woman home every night and he’ll see her—really see her—and realize how perfect they are together. Her coworkers say not to get involved with the patrons, but Erik is different. Bree is sure of it. Or at least, she’s sure of it until one night when Erik seems sick, and she follows him into a bathroom to help him out. What she finds is an Erik who is totally different from who she has imagined him to be. And after he bites her, her opinion of him isn’t the only thing that changes. As a new world opens before Bree, her daydreams fall away, but the reality that remains is beyond anything she could have imagined. Bree is more convinced than ever that Erik is her destiny. Now all she has to do is get Erik to see that.

Restoring the Broken, the latest from Emilia Hartley, is book three in the steamy Rogue Dragons set.

Though it’s best read in concert with the others, Restoring the Broken is a perfectly complete story in its own right with a delightfully satisfying happily ever after.


  • Book 1: Trusting the Betrayed 
  • Book 2: Finding the Forgotten
  • Book 3: Restoring the Broken
  • Book 4: Redeeming the Rejected
  • Book 5: Tasting the Forbidden

Publication date 18/9/2020

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My Review….. 

Erik isn’t like other dragons, he was suppose to be a twin, but his brother died in the womb and Erik was left with two dragons inside himself. It’s a daily battle to contain his twins angry green dragon! It lashes out at everything and everyone, it’s exhausting for Erik to remain in control. 

Brew works in the local bar, she’s seen Erik come and go, and likes what she sees, but knows she won’t be one of the endless women that goes home with him. But given a chance she’d go, but she also knows he’s never really looked at her, so she’s just going to watch him from the end of the bar! 

I’ve got a soft spot for Erik, the misfit, the one dragon that doesn’t fit the clan. 

We meet Erik in book one, a surly male with a don’t care attitude. But he does care, he wants to be part of this new clan, he doesn’t want to go back to his old clan (they were looking for a reason to kill him anyway!) 

This story take a surprising turn when Erik accidentally bites (or rather the green dragon) Bree as she tries to comfort him (she finds him in the men’s toilet in pain) getting home and passing out, Bree convinces herself it was just a dream, but as she remembers what happened she needs to find out if Erik is ok….. 

Erik is horrified! The poor barman was only trying to help abs he bit her!! He just has to wait to see if she becomes a dragon!! 

I liked this story, I was hoping Erik got a mate, he seemed so lost and a dry all the time. And now we know why, having a grumpy dragon is bad enough, but a docile blue dragon and a hostile green dragon inside battling for supremacy has to be draining. 

Bree was a lovely character, sensible, practical and level headed (just what an angry dragon shifter needs) she took what life had thrown at her and rolled with it.  

And then to find out she’s now a dragon shifter, what’s a girl to do? She just gets on learning to be a dragon. 

The battle that is always looming draws ever closer (Gavin’s father is coming to battle and kill this new clan) and new mates need to be taught how to cope with their new abilities. Spies are sent to the town to watch and report back. 

And a lone dragon that wants nothing to do with this new clan has been discovered in the town, how long has he been here? And what’s he hiding? 

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Arc Review…Trusting the Betrayed (Rogue Dragons)Book 1 by Emilia Hartley👩🏻‍💻

Trusting the Betrayed (Rogue Dragons)Book 1 by Emilia Hartley 

Description…

Casey has a job to do, and it doesn’t involve going to battle for a pixie of a woman with ever-changing hair and a violent ex. He doesn’t have time to meet new women. His clan leader has sent him and a couple of other misfits to retrieve his heir from the little mountain hamlet where the man has been hiding out for weeks. He must convince his once best friend to come back home—or drag him back if it comes to that—before their leader decides to put them both down. 

Casey knows he shouldn’t be wasting time rescuing damsels in distress in the produce section of the grocery store. But he can’t help it. And the more he tells himself it can’t be permanent, the more he wants the ethereal creature he met between the pomegranates and the bananas.

Evangeline’s grandfather raised her and taught her how to make a living as an artist—by inking her designs on people’s skin. He would be so proud of her for opening her own shop—and for finally dumping her abusive boyfriend. If the scumbag hadn’t stolen her grandfather’s ring, she’d never see him again. As it is, she meets him in public to demand he return her property, but when he shows up, she only escapes him dragging her into the parking lot for another beating when a giant, brooding man chases him away. 

Evangeline tries to thank the stranger, but he won’t even give her his name. He says he’s not sticking around town long and doesn’t want ties here. She tries to convince herself that it’s a good thing he’s leaving. She’s attracted to the guy, and given her taste in men, that’s a sure sign the stranger is no good for her. Which is too bad. Even though she doesn’t know who he is, Evangeline is half in love with him already.

Publication date 18/8/2020

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My Review….. 

Casey is in town to find and bring his best friend and clanmate back to the pack. His father wants him home to begin training as future leader of the dragon clan, and so has tasked Casey with this job! 

So that’s what he’s going to do, along with two others (I get the impression he doesn’t really know these guys all that well) so why he had to stop an altercation between a guy and his girlfriend he wasn’t sure. Oh yes he does, his dragon wanted to be near her (not a usual occurrence!) And after he scares the dude off, he’s left alone with the cute little human, now what?! 

Casey thought his beast would settle, but it still writhed just under his skin when he turned to face the silver-haired woman. She was ethereal, slim enough that she would float away on a stiff breeze if he didn’t hold her down. Not even the weight of her earrings would keep her tethered to the earth. “Have a good day, ma’am.” He had to leave her. He had to walk away. If he didn’t… “Hey! Thank you,” she called out. Her footsteps caught up with him. “I don’t know how to repay you for that. Can I ask your name, at least?” Casey grunted. “I’m not here for long. Not here looking to make friends.” The pout that overcame her glossy pink lips nearly tore his heart in two. A tiny multi-colored gem winked in her button nose. He wanted to take her under his wing and keep her safe from whatever the world might throw at her, but Casey had been sent here on a mission. To keep this fairy girl would be to invite her into danger.

Evangeline has her grandfather to thank for her love of art and from there tattoos, she owns her own shop and loves what she does. What she doesn’t love anymore is her ex!! 

So when the skanky ex boyfriend steals her grandfather’s signet ring, she had no option but to meet up with him. Surely she can reason with him? 

The idiot all but accuses her of being crazy, and wants them to be together again, he tries to pull her out of the store she arranged to meet him in. The only person to help her is a stranger. But boy what a stranger, the man was huge!!! 

First book in a new series. This usually sets the story, and this author is good at doing that . 

So…… 

Casey sets about trying to convince Gavin (the wayward son) to come home, whilst trying to keep his dragon from hunting down the cutie in the store. Talk about multitasking! 

Gavin and Casey were best friends until he left the clan, leaving Casey on his own, he’s missed his friend, but was annoyed that Gavin didn’t tell him he was going (just up and left!) 

His dragon wants a mate! He’s in no position to agree, he never thought he’d have one anyway, but with a war coming it wouldn’t be fair or safe to take on a mate, plus she is human, so shifters and humans? A big no no! 

But you try telling that to his dragon! 

Evangeline would never have to know that Casey was watching over her. He would keep his distance, because letting his dragon have her wasn’t an option. She had a whole life here in this little mountain town. Casey, on the other hand, had a mission and a clan to return to. He couldn’t mate this girl and drag her back with him when she had so many roots here. Their lives would go on, in two separate directions. This was for the best. No matter how much he hated it.

The ongoing attraction between Casey and Evangeline is fun to read. He thinks in terms of a quick fling, both Evangeline and his dragon think otherwise! 

I like Evangeline, she was a very independent, fun filled woman. Quick to love (a little too quick sometimes) and loyal to a fault. 

We meet his crew (Dillon and Erik) the wayward son (Gavin), and the dragon king Zander is on his way! 

We get a little background on them all, so you have to wonder if these are the characters for the next series? 

So…. will Casey convince his dragon to leave Evangeline alone? Can he get his best friend to come home? And can he keep Dillon and Erik from wrecking the town and from people discovering there are real dragons? 

I can’t wait to see who is next in this series. And I can’t wait to see what happens next. 

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Arc Review…. Try as I Smite  (Brimstone INC Series) book by Abigail Owen 👩🏻‍💻

Try as I Smite  (Brimstone INC Series) book by Abigail Owen 

Description…..

Alasdair Blakesley is the head of the Covens Syndicate. He shouldn’t need to look beyond the witches and warlocks he governs, or his own abilities, to solve any problem. But a demon infestation means he can’t trust anyone who may be possessed. The last person he wants to ask for help is also the only person who can fix this, so he sucks up his pride and storms into her office.

And she turns him down cold.

As the owner of Brimstone Inc., Delilah’s passion is helping others with their supernatural problems. But Alasdair is the last man Delilah wants to tangle with. The infuriating man sees too much and demands even more. And did she mention the way he sets her body on fire?

Not that it matters—demons are the only things with which she cannot interfere. Too bad a higher power steps in and sends them both on a crash course of each others’ pasts, presents, and futures.

How is a Christmas Carol nightmare supposed to solve his demon problem without breaking the rules she’s bound by? 

Reading Order:

Brimstone Inc Series:

Book 1 The Demigod Complex

Book 2 Shift Out of Luck

Book 3 Bait N’ Witch

Book 4 Try as I Smite

Publication date 26/10/2020

Link B08K74WY85

My Review….. 

I’ve read many of the books written by this author, but only one in this series. (Bait N’ Witch) 

You don’t need to read the others, they are only loosely connected via the characters, but not vital to read. 

Alasdair Blakesley is leader of the Coven Syndicate, he monitors all the witches and warlocks. We meet him briefly in the last book, but you don’t need to read them to know what’s going on in this book. 

We’ve also met Delilah in the previous book, she owns Brimstone Inc (it’s like a dating agency amongst other things) she’s a Seer, she uses her powers to help people and the supernatural to find love and solve problems) But Alasdair is a blank, she can’t see his future, and that scares her a little! 

Alasdair and Delilah have met on numerous occasions, and it’s usually a battle of words and wills, but today Alasdair needs help from the woman that haunts his nights!  

But he needs help sorting the demon possession troubles out, too many accounts are being reported, as much as it pains him, Delilah is his only hope!

But they aren’t a fan of one another, he thinks she’s an interfering busy boy, Delilah thinks he’s a pompous and overbearing warlock, but he is rather easy on the eye! 

But she can’t help him with the demon possessions, no matter what he threatens! 

It took a lot for Alasdair to ask that Seer for her help, and to say no!! 

But there is a reason why she can’t help, but she can’t tell anyone why! And she feels Alasdair’s frustration. She tries to tell him of another person who could help….. 

I loved Delilah she loved winding up Alasdair, and I have to admit it was fun to read. I can now see why both Delilah and Alasdair aren’t a fan of Christmas…..

Alasdair was a little aloof, but with good intentions, he’s head of the coven for a reason, sympathetic but sensible, and his control is legendary. 

It’s a fun seasonal read, loved how the characters are lead through their pasts to see how connected they are. 

There are a few twists in the book that did have me reading the sentence again. 

Delilah and Alasdair are so suited for one another, her free spirit and generous nature would balance his control and dominance perfectly. 

But when Delilah’s past is fully explained, will Alasdair listen? 

The Coven needs him, but he needs her!! Could it get anymore tangled? 

I would have loved this to have been longer, but the story is told within the confines of a short story. Nothing is rushed, nothing is overlooked, details are given and explanations are fully met. 

Well written, with the descriptions coming alive on the page. A little sexy time thrown in for good measure. 

So…. can Alasdair and Delilah contain or remove the threat of demon possession on a huge scale? At one point I’d would have said it was a huge task, at the end….. nope, not telling you, I’d rather you pick the book up and find out for yourself. 

Bah humbug 😉

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Book Tour, Interview and Book Review. New Release. Rhyker’s Key (Orion’s Order Series) book 2 by M.C. Solaris

Rhyker’s Key (Orion’s Order Series) book 2 by M.C. Solaris

Book Title: Rhyker’s Key

Author Name: M.C. Solaris

Author Location: Southern California

Name of series and book number in series: Orion’s Order (Book 2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: M.C. Solaris LLC

Date of Publication: 12/21/20

ISBN: 9781952655050

ASIN: B08MZJJRZM

Number of pages: 740

Word Count: 220,000

Formats available: ebook, paperback, hardcover

Cover Artist: Mayhem Cover Creations

Tagline: Sexy Shifters. Hot Vampires. Intriguing Immortals.

Blurb/Book Description:

Rhyker, tattooed bad boy and lethal jaguar shifter, falls for the sweet and caring healer, Keena. Except, she’s determined to keep him in the friend zone… good thing he’s a predator that enjoys the hunt.

 

Together, can they heal their past and forge a future bonded with true love?

 

SECOND BOOK IN THE ORION’S ORDER SERIES

 

Orion’s Order returns in another addictive installment about their secret world of magic and mystery. A world where the most powerful words in the Universe are discovered in the fight against an ancient evil force.

 

KEENA OLIVER

I am haunted by my past mistakes. Mistakes that I have no idea how I even made. I am an educated mind and spirit healer after all. So how in the holy healer hell did I end up in a relationship where the male who I thought I loved…

Yeah, it’s probably best not to rehash those nightmares. But if I don’t dare open up that box to my past, then how am I ever going to be able to move on? Especially because I so want to move on with a certain sexy male. A male whose lips devoured mine in a darkened corner that one time. A male whose predatory piercing blue eyes practically track my every move. A male who I shouldn’t be fantasizing about every second of every day. Why? Because it would ruin me.

 

RHYKER KINGSLEY

I’ve had my eye on a certain female for almost a year now. A female who is damn determined to keep me in the friend zone. A female who’s been hurt by her ex but refuses to open up to me about it. So, you could say I go through a lot of smokes… a f*cking lot.

 

Meanwhile, my pack of lethally trained and skilled hunters and I are gunning for an evil SOB who not only signed his death warrant the second he tried to come after my pack sister and mate to our alpha, but also the f*cker poses a threat to our world as we know it. Yet, said ancient powerful bastard has gone off the grid and is all but impossible to track.

 

Oh, and did I mention that the past seems to be mixing with the present? I mean, the f*ck is this? The revenge year of the shitty exes? 

 

So, excuse me while I light up a smoke… or two. 

 

Devour this addictive series at your own risk…

+ Happily Ever After

+ Sexy Paranormal Jaguar Shifter Romance

+ Multiple POV

+ Mature Content

+ This series is meant to be read in order for the best reading experience

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RHYKER’S KEY is an adult paranormal jaguar shifter romance. If you like swoon-worthy males, heroines with feminine strength, an engaging plot, satisfying relationships, steamy love stories, happy ever afters, and getting sucked into a supernatural story, then you’ll want to immerse yourself in the world of species!

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Excerpt 1

Words. She needed to find words so she could respond because that was how conversations went. But words eluded her at the moment because she was still trying to recover from the debilitating tease from a moment ago when his lips were… Wait, you need to respond. But what did he say again?

“What do you use the second bedroom for?” he asked again in that curious feline way of his as he walked back toward her from the hall.

What do you use the second bedroom for? She had to slowly repeat his question in her mind in order for her brain to get with the program and understand what he was even asking. My second bedroom? Oh god, do I tell him what’s in there? She bit her lip in slight hesitation and he noticed, of course.

“What? Is that like your secret sex dungeon or something?” His lips turned up at the corners in a very feline way.

“Sex dungeon?” She laughed. “Of course that’s immediately where your mind goes.”

“Well, where else would it go when I’m with you.” He took a step closer to her. “In your home.” He closed the distance between them so they were separated by mere inches. “Alone.”

Her pulse quickened to a hummingbird’s pace and suddenly, she was back to being in the scorcher of desire.

Noticing her reaction, his mischievous grin transformed into his irresistibly sinful smirk.

She knew he was just playing with her but before he could continue, she broke the erotic tension between them by taking a step back and saying, “Here’s my sex dungeon.” And she didn’t mean for it to come out as husky as it did.

She opened the door to the second bedroom and he peered inside. His brows shot up in surprise before refocusing back on her in a silent question.

She laughed. “No, this is not my sex dungeon. This is my therapy room.”

“Therapy. Is that what they’re calling it these days?” he drawled, walking over to the pole. Without warning, he gripped the pole and lifted his body effortlessly so he was completely parallel to the ground. He gave her a wink and she laughed. As soon as his feet touched the ground, he climbed up the pole with just his arm strength.

“Good thing I had that installed for the highest weight class or else you may have fallen flat on your face,” she quipped, trying not to notice the way his biceps flexed and tantalized her feminine essence.

“Don’t insult me. I always land on my feet.” As if in emphasis of his point, he let go of his grip at the very top of the pole and landed softly on his feet with feline grace.

“So not fair.” She shook her head, still smiling. “I’ve trained for years and yet here you go showing me up.”

“I’ll gladly be the judge of that.” He stepped aside and held his arm out to the pole in invitation for her.

Excerpt 2

“Is everything okay?”

“Yeah,” he said, unsure where that question was coming from.

“I can feel otherwise but I won’t push.”

He cursed under his breath. Of course she could feel his lethal mood and the emotional storm he had been trying to keep at bay regarding the whole fucked-up Cecille situation. He set all of that aside and focused fully on Keena. Lately, she was the only thing that was helping to get his mind off the past.

“It’s just our case,” he added in a tone that was clear he wasn’t going to say anything else.

She nodded. “Understood. I’m here if you want to talk.”

“What if I don’t want to talk?” he drawled, pressing in close to her and sliding his hand to the nape of her neck.

Her lips parted at the close contact. Suddenly, all she could feel was the heated desire between them. He leaned down and claimed her mouth in a slow, smoldering kiss that took her breath away.

“Rhyker.” Her voice was a little breathy.

“Yeah?” He playfully nipped at her lower lip.

Wrapping her arms around his neck, she went in for the kiss and it was anything but slow. She slid her tongue against his and, suddenly, she had her legs wrapped around him with her back pressed up against the wall. He broke the kiss only to move his mouth to her neck. Her hands drifted through his thick and silky black strands as she moaned. The sensual sensations of his tongue on her neck and his body against hers shot through her body and straight to the apex of her thighs.

“Wait,” she managed to get out with just barely more than an exhalation of air. She knew that if she didn’t stop this soon then she wouldn’t have the strength to stop this from going any further. She wanted it to go further—a lot further, but she also wanted to take things slow.

He immediately halted and looked at her in a way that let her know she was in complete control of how far this went.

She could see the fiery desire in his now glowing, piercing blue eyes. “I want us to take this slow.”

His smirk was sinful. “We can go as slow as you’d like, Fire Gem.” His tongue made the slowest ascent from the curve of her neck all the way to her ear where it flicked her soft little lobe.

She shuddered.

“Is that slow enough for you?” he teased on a rough whisper.

She somehow managed to nod.

He repeated the motion. “I could lick you all day.” He smiled in satisfaction at the involuntary sound caught in the back of her throat. He slowly kissed his way back to her soft mouth and sucked on her bottom lip.

Using the last of his reserves, which were severely lacking when it came to this female, he allowed just enough space between them so she could slide down the length of his body until her feet were back on the ground. The friction and crackling desire pulsing between them had them sucking in heavy breaths.

Excerpt 3

“Does this count as taking it slow?” he drawled, putting his lips where his eyes had devoured her only seconds before. Their brief kiss ended with him sucking in her bottom lip.

Her laugh was all too breathy.

“What about this?” He bent his head and gave special attention to her neck with his mouth. “And this.” His hand slid up her body and cupped her breast. “And this,” he murmured, as sweet kisses traveled along her jaw to her mouth, only to end with a smoldering kiss that shot straight through her and landed in low, feminine places.

“Always so bad.” Keena chortled, while being met with his wicked grin. “Rhyker?”

“Yeah, Fire Gem?” he teased.

“Close your eyes,” she playfully requested. As soon as his eyes were closed, she was grinning. Because two could play the little game he started. She placed her hands on his chest and he allowed her to guide his body so he was pressed up against the wall. “No touching,” she ordered, silently pinning his hands to the wall.

His eyes remained closed but his grin was a mile wide at the command laced with sinful games.

Before he could speak, she pressed her lips to his and then dashed for the door as fast as she could. She barely made it one step out of the room before Rhyker playfully wrapped his arms around her from behind. As soon as he pounced on her, she was laughing with pure delight. Even if it was just a few seconds of chase, it was entertaining.

“I didn’t know you’re a fan of hide and seek,” he drawled with an idea suddenly coming to mind.

“Me neither.” She peeled away from Rhyker’s playful hold. It looked like he was about to protest but her stomach took that moment to make itself known by letting out a low growl.

“You’re hungry.” His voice held a hint of concern.

“And you’re astute,” she teased.

His lips twitched in amusement.

“I’m going to go take a shower… by myself,” she added that last part with a smile when she saw that mischievous look in his eye that said too much.

Excerpt 4

“I’m already sore from last night and this morning,” Keena began. “And my legs are like jello. I don’t know how productive this training session is going to be.”

Well, didn’t that have both him and his jaguar puffing up their chest in pride and purring in pure fucking delight.

“You’ll do fine. Besides, I have a little post-training plan in mind,” Rhyker drawled.

“Really? And what might that be?” Keena said with a flirty smile.

“It involves a hot bath and a rub down.”

“I think I can get behind that.”

He drew up close behind her and pressed his body close to hers. “Actually, I’ll be the one behind you,” he murmured in her ear and kissed the crook of her neck.

She let out a little moan and the sensation had her clenching somewhere low and deep. “If you don’t stop that then we’re going to be late.” Her voice was a little more breathy than intended.

“Do you want me to stop, Fire Gem?” he drawled, slowly licking the length of her neck.

“Yes.” Although, her voice was more of an encouragement to continue rather than an affirmation to stop.

“Very well.” He flicked his tongue over the sensitive spot on her neck.

She moaned in protest as he pulled away.

“Come on. Or else we’ll be late like you said.” His smirk was sinful and full of wicked promises.

Holy healer hell. What that male could do with his tongue. She shivered at the memories that decided to resurface at that thought. 

Excerpt 5

“Okay, I did my best work but I’m tappin’ out.” She laughed a little as she held up the white flag, or in this case, the ice cream cone with less than a quarter of the Dark Ambrosia left on a partially eaten cone. At this point, it actually just looked like a mini ice cream cone of sorts.

“You did good, female,” he grunted in approval and meant it. The damn cones were huge. Of course, it was nothing that his bottomless pit of a stomach couldn’t handle. He took her sweet offering and with hooded eyes said, “I’ll happily lick up the last of your ambrosia and savor every taste.” With smoldering eye contact, his tongue licked the cone in the slowest ascent to only slightly suck at the top.

Her lips parted on a breathy exhale as the juncture between her thighs responded in the most feminine of ways. Suddenly, the memory of his mouth on hers slammed into her mind. The silky sensuality of his emotions rubbed up against her skin and it sent a shiver down her spine. She unknowingly licked her lips while staring deep into his piercing blue eyes. His deceptively lazy, feline smile was full of dark promises. A heartbeat later, he proceeded to walk down the path as if they did not just share the erotically electric moment.

Putty. Her legs were putty. And it was a miracle that she wasn’t a melted pool of the Dark Ambrosia on the park path right now. For a moment, all she could do was watch that wicked male saunter down the path in that easy-going way he had of moving his big body.

Walk. Right foot. Left foot. Right foot. Left foot, she mentally commanded and—hey, what do you know? Her body seemed to be on board with following that male. It took her a few steps to catch up to his long, lazy strides and when she did, she looked over at him. He was already done with the mini cone and her eyes fell to the corner of his mouth.

Cute, she thought with curved lips, seeing that a smudge of chocolate ice cream had escaped and took up residence at the cross streets of his lips and chin. She could tell by that smug, satisfied expression on his face that he wasn’t even aware of the offending sweetness. She looked at the chocolate smudge again. Was the Universe being cruel or giving her a gift, wrapped in chocolate?

Are you really going to do this? She bit her lip because she already knew the answer. And screw it. She already passed the line. So, why hold back now? Hell, the line was so far behind her that she didn’t even see it anymore.

Author Bio

M.C. Solaris’s life took an unexpected turn during the super blood moon eclipse on January 20, 2019. She woke up and began writing bios for her imaginary friends that she met that day. As soon as the pen hit the paper (or fingertips to the iPhone), she couldn’t stop. It was kind of like one of those fire hydrants, spewing copious amounts of water all over the place. The characters and their stories just flowed out of her. She is honored to be the scribe, getting to share her friends’ stories. You can read all about her gifted friends in the Orion’s Order series (Book 1 is Calypso’s Heart).

 

On a personal note, M.C. Solaris is actually the pseudonym of Marina Schroeder, women’s health enthusiast and lover of all things paranormal romance (PNR) and happily ever after (HEA). When she is not curled up on the sofa with her partner’s oversized hoodie, a PNR novel, peppermint tea, and one of her three cats, you will find her either at the ocean with her toes in the sand or in a forest hugging a tree. Well truthfully? There is one more place you might find her: trolling the aisles of Whole Foods for a satisfying combination of salty and sweet while hiding in her partner’s hoodie… like any proper PNR-writing introvert. 

 

Want to get the latest scoop, sneak peeks, and short shares all about her imaginary friends? Go to www.mcsolaris.com/newsletter and sign up for the newsletter.

Welcome to The Order! 

Author web links:

https://mcsolaris.com/newsletter

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https://twitter.com/mcsolarisauthor

https://www.bookbub.com/books/calypso-s-heart-orion-s-order-1-by-mc-solaris

 

Author Interview Q&A

● Q: Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
○ A: Hands down, the characters in my head definitely hold the reins. I often just feel like a scribe, writing down the stories I see in my head that play out like scenes in a movie. That is actually how I began writing the Orion’s Order series, starting with Calypso’s Heart. I woke up one day and began writing bios for my gifted imaginary friends that I met that day. I absolutely love sharing their stories and the magical species world!
● Q: Where do your story ideas come from?
○ A: Honestly, I can’t logically explain it. The words and scenes are in my mind and play out like a movie. I know it sounds weird but the stories just… come to me. Some come in vivid dreams. Some come right when I wake up (in that magical state of mind between sleep and awake). Some come when I’m at the grocery store or in the middle of a workout or in meditation. Of course, I take inspiration from everyday life but the stories and characters seem to have a mind of their own and are definitely in the driver’s seat, calling the shots. There’s no plot planning or storyline strategizing for me. Instead, the stories are just in my mind, playing out like a movie and I just write them. I often joke that I just feel like a scribe writing down whatever the stories and characters show me. 😉 
● Q: Have you written any other books that are not published?
○ A: Does Book 3 of Orion’s Order count? 😉 It is currently in editing and will be released as soon as editing and formatting is done! I also have several stories that are outlined or have the first few chapters written. They are marinating, not quite ready to be finished being written yet. And I am super excited for when the day comes to share these stories with you all!
● Q: Do you use Pen/paper or computer/phone to write your notes? 
○ A: Shout out to the Notes app on the iPhone! Seriously, I have about a zillion notes in there that house alllll sorts of things to help keep this crazy mind of mine somewhat sane… somewhat being the key word there. 😉 Random story ideas, scenes, characters, words and conversations, etc. come to me at all hours of the day.  I immediately write them down in the Notes app. Then, at some later time, I transfer the notes to these word documents that I refer to as my author bibles. Oh, and I should also give an honorable mention to those ancient inventions called Sticky Notes and a pen for those times I am quickly jotting down a random as hell note about something one of the characters decided to show me when my phone or laptop are not nearby. 😉 
● Q: Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
○ A: Three words: Tattooed. Bad Boy. Still not convinced? 😉 Well, Rhyker is a sexy as sin, black jaguar shifter with a side smirk that rivals Ian Somerhalder. He’s dangerous. Wears all black. Has black diamond stud earrings. Smokes indigo (a species plant). And his piercing, predatory, electric blue eyes are dangerously gorgeous. He’s got that tall, dark, and handsome thing down along with a good dose of muscled strength and wildness (in more ways than just his lethal feline within).
○ Still not convinced? Although, I struggle with understanding how that can possibly be. 😉 Rhyker has his eye on Keena, a sweet and caring mind healer, who has been determined to keep him in the friend zone. Because, if she were to be with Rhyker and it didn’t work out? Then it would ruin her. The only problem is that she already knows what his kiss tastes like. What his big, rough hands feel like on her body. What that sexy smirk of his does to her. In fact, her mind won’t seem to stop reminding her of that one time they shared that hot as hell kiss in a darkened corner of a club.
○ Oh, there’s also an ancient evil who The Order, Rhyker’s pack of lethally skilled hunters, is tracking so they can avenge their alpha’s mate and make good on their pack’s sole mission: to rid the evil in their world.
● Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
○ A: Good question! As a brand new author, I feel like the answer to this question will morph slightly as I continue to write, learn, grow, and get into a natural rhythm that works for me. Also, I think it might be helpful to call out that the books I’ve written thus far are quite longer than the standard (clocking in around 700 pages each book).
○ With that in mind, I wrote Calypso’s Heart in 5 months (but boy the editing process was a long learning process!). I wrote Rhyker’s Key in 6 months (editing process was a little less). And I wrote Orion’s Order book 3 in 7 months (and I’m hoping the editing will be even better this time around too). Soooo, 5, 6, and 7 months…. Here’s to hoping this numerical trend does continue in that direction lol! 😉
● Q: What are some of your writing/publishing goals for 2021?
○ A: I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot. As a brand new author where Calypso’s Heart was my first novel, to say I’ve learned a lot about writing and publishing books is an understatement (and yet, there’s still so much to learn). One thing I’ve learned is that writing the book is really the just  beginning and there’s a lot that happens behind the scenes before getting to the glorious step of pushing the publish button. 
○ Another thing I’ve learned is that balance is important. And this is something I’m currently focusing on and will be one of my main goals for 2021. In fact, I may nominate the word “balance” to be my theme word for the year. So, here’s to finding some balance, a nice groove, and rhythm with writing and publishing books. 
○ On a more specific level, I am going to play around with the goal of publishing 1 book per year in all formats (ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook) while leaving room to allow inspiration to take shape in the form of writing and/or publishing extra bonuses like short stories, novellas, or even more full blown novels.
○ Even more specifically, next year, I plan on publishing Book 3 in the Orion’s Order series and set a goal to finish writing Book 4 in the series. 
● Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing/being an author?
○ A: Reading romance novels (duh!), eating yummy foods (double duh!), walking on the beach (while listening to audiobooks, of course), and swimming in the ocean (unfortunately, haven’t figured out to listen to audiobooks while in the water but I’ve certainly tried and ruined many earbuds lol!). Oh, and playing with my fur-babies (3 cats who love to run around with a random spurt of energy at 4am lol 😉 ).
● Q: Do you see yourself in your characters?
○ A: In some ways and with certain characters, yes, I do see some relatable similarities. But there are also many qualities and characteristics that are wholeheartedly not me too. For example, in Calypso’s Heart, Caly and I both love music, morning drinks, and romance books (Oh, and we both love the hot alpha wolf, Blake! 😉 ). And in Rhyker’s Key, we learn about just how much yoga, dance, and mindfulness play an integral part of Keena’s life—which I most certainly relate to. On the other hand, both Caly and Keena live alone, which I’ve never done nor do I foresee myself ever doing! And without giving away their stories, I think both Caly and Keena make some decisions that I don’t think I would ever do. 😉 
● Q: Are any of the characters based on real people you know?
○ A: I would say that overall there are some characters and events that are definitely inspired by things in the real world, including similar characteristics, tendencies, experiences, etc. However, one of the characters in particular, Starr, does share quite a bit in common with my sister and best friend, Marchesa. They aren’t the same person in my mind and they don’t share everything in common but certainly the strong similarities between them exist. Not only is Starr’s physical characteristics based on my sister but they are also both fiery and independent alpha females that are unapologetically blazing their own way through the world. My sister is most definitely aware of this and we often joke about it all the time—to the point where I often call her Starr-chesa whenever she says or does something that I feel is just “so Starr.”
● Q: Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
○ A: A big, fat, teary-eyed THANK YOU!!! Seriously, thank you! And somehow those two powerful words full of love and gratitude don’t even feel like enough. Thank you for your support, encouragement, inspiration, interest, excitement, emojis, gifs, comments, reviews, smiles, laughs… all of it and more! Oh, and of course, thank you for all of the incredible conversations and messages all about the Orion’s Order crew of sexy as sin males and awesome females and of course the resident fur baby Felix, and the supernatural world of species So, in case I haven’t said this enough, THANK YOU! The crew and I love each of you very much! 🙂

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Arc Review….. Broken Vow: A Dark Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 5) by Sophie Lark 👩🏻‍💻

Broken Vow: A Dark Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 5) by Sophie Lark 

Description…..

I’ll Protect Her… Whether She Likes It Or Not.

Riona Griffin is gorgeous, intelligent, and iron-willed. My perfect woman, except she hates my guts.

She thinks she doesn’t need anybody. But she needs me. 

She’s being hunted by an assassin who never misses his mark.

I’m going to stay by her side, day and night, keeping her safe. Riona thinks that’s a fate worse than death but I know she’ll learn to love me.

If this hitman wants to kill her, he’ll have to go through me first.

“Broken Vow” is the wild and dangerous fifth installment in the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a standalone Bodyguard Mafia Romance, with a HEA and no cliffhanger. Contains steamy scenes.

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 2/12/2020
My Review……

Book 5 in this series, and there is no sign of slowing down….. 
Riona is a Griffin through and through, works hard and reaps the rewards. And at the moment, she’s on target to become a partner in the law firm she works for. Granted her uncle works there, but she’s going to prove to herself and others she deserves it only merit alone, and not because her family part own the company! 
She has a boyfriend whose a surgeon. So people would say she has it all. But Riona knows if she takes her foot off the pedal, then she could lose it all, and she’s worked too hard for that! 
Raylan “Long Shot” Boone is a relatively new character, we met him in the previous book (bloody heart) long time friend of Dante. 
Works as a mercenary, he’s good at his job. 
I like Raylan, he’s a fun loving guy, doesn’t put people down unless he thinks they warrant it. Likes to keep people on their toes. He’s met Riona just the once, and she made a lasting impression him, but he’s here to look after her, so eyes on the horizon and not her gorgeous body….. 
I always thought Riona was a cold and emotionless woman. When interacting with her family, I always got the impression she through the she was better than at least her brothers. But this story shows her in such a different light. She’s angry that women do t get the sane type of consideration as men! And she never wants to do what is expected of her! So no children or housework in her future! You have to admire her determination and drive, but she’s also missing out on so much of life….. with her it’s work, work, work!!
I love the playlist the author puts at the beginning of the book. It’s also on Spotify (which I have) so I listened to the tracks as the story unfolds. Some I agreed with and some of the songs really worked with a few of the scenes. 
This book although not my favourite (Nessie and Mikolaj in “Stolen Heir”) was still a really good story. There is definitely a spark there, Raylan knows he shouldn’t look at her that way, but she pushes his buttons in all the wrong way! And Riona thinks he’s not her type, but she can’t take her eyes off of him! 
Riona has a price on her head! Why? No one can figure it out (and it takes till almost the end of the book, for us to see who is behind wanting her dead!)
So Raylan takes her out of the city and back to his family ranch, after a fire in her apartment almost kills them both! Not only is she out of her depth (she’s a city girl through and through) but the sparks fly between her and Raylan. 
Can she give up her rigid control and be the woman Raylan thinks is hiding under that power suit? 
The action and suspense won’t let you down, the descriptive narrative is as usual awesome, the intimate moments are wow! But I just didn’t get the same vibe as I have with previous books. 
We catch up with previous characters from other books (which I always like) so you can read this without reading the other previous books. But why deny yourself the pleasure of the Griffin and Gallos families. 
And I get a feeling there might be a spin off series (his tattoo is significant to the team her works with) 😉 we can only hope.
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Kindle Review….. A Wanton Woman (Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs) Book 1 by Vanessa Vale 

A Wanton Woman (Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs) Book 1 by Vanessa Vale 

Description ……

A marriage based on everything but love should be doomed.

Celia Lawrence can’t show her face in her conservative, small town. First, she discovered her husband in bed with another man’s wife, and then she witnessed both their murders. While she didn’t pull the trigger, small town gossip is not forgiving and everywhere she goes she is chastised for not being woman enough to keep her straying husband at home. Eager to flee her old life, Celia heads to Colorado as a mail-order bride.

As mayor of Slate Springs, Colorado, Luke Tate is expected to set the example. Their small town is hidden away in a remote mountainous region where few women have the courage or desire to tread. As mayor, it falls to him to test out their newly passed law and share a wife with his brother. The truth is, Luke has no interest in a woman of his own, and agrees to a mail-order bride out of duty, not anticipation.

His brother, Walker, is jaded and hard after the death of his first wife. For Walker, loving again is out of the question. But a man has needs, and he’ll eagerly take his pleasure from their new bride while expecting Luke to provide the tenderness and caring a woman expects.

A marriage based on everything but love should be doomed. But Celia, Luke and Walker discover one thing they have in common: desire. Will that be strong enough to survive the danger that follows Celia from Texas? Will desire be strong enough to teach the three that sometimes you have to risk everything for love? 

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Publication date 31/10/2016

Town Notice: 

Passed by unanimous vote of the town council, September 16, 1885, law 642. The Marriage Law. Because of deficient numbers of women in the area, it is now legal within the city of Slate Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas, for two or more men to legally wed one woman. All ceremonies will be performed by the Justice of the Peace and will be considered valid and legally binding until death upon the bride or both/all husbands. 

Signed, Luke Tate Town Mayor

My Review ……

Celia was in a loveless marriage, a marriage of convenience. No children to keep her occupied, she devoted her time and energy in helping her husband with his practise. As a doctor he was competent, as a husband sorely lacking! But she would do her duty, till death do they part, death came for her husband not as old age or an accident, but by gunshot! Caught in the act with his lover! But it’s Celia that has to face the brunt of the accusations and looks! If she’d kept her husband happy and given him children, he would not have looked elsewhere! 

So moving to a new town seemed like the only course of action……

Luke is mayor in the town of Slate Springs. In winter is hard going, but he manages his job as miner and mayor well. It’s just this new bill they have passed, men are outnumbering the women, it’s driving the younger men out, searching for companionship, so they’ve passed a law stating that two or more men should marry and care for one wife! And as he’s mayor he needs to lead by example. Joining a mail order bride scheme seems like the only course of action. 

The woman stepping off the train and into his life is nothing like he pictured. 

He’s floored by his reaction, it seems it won’t be a hardship taking on a bride. If he brother gets on board then it’s going to be a fun winter! 

Walker wants a bed warmer, a wife he will leave to his brother. Having already lost a wife, he has no room in his heart. 

Agreeing to this new law with his brother seems like the best option. 

But when Celia steps off the train and into their lives, Walker is the sure he can keep his distance from this beguiling creature. 

Finding their way together is going to be fun, but when Celia’s past comes to find her, can her new husbands keep her safe? And can Walker put aside his fear of commitment? Can he truly want his new wife for more than just a bedwarmer? 

So can this threesome work as a team? Or will their pasts pull them in different directions? 

This was a fun read. Celia having been literally an appendage for her husband, she longs for love and affection. But does she get it? No, but someone else does! I liked that she knew what she wanted, I liked the way the story progressed, I’m not sure in the 1800’s the endearment “doll” was used. But that was just a minor issue. 

The wooden butt plugs were novel (hope there weren’t any splinters 😂

A little too much sex for a short story, but if you read this authors western books, you’ll know it’s the norm. 

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Kindle Review….. Gold Fever: Treasures of the Heart by Lawna Mackie 👩🏻‍💻

Gold Fever: Treasures of the Heart by Lawna Mackie 

Description…

Could it be true? The gold existed. A treasure map alluded to such a find, but for over a century it was rumored a fable, one told by an old crazy man—Samantha (Sam) Avery’s great-great-uncle.

One huge problem existed. Her brother Finn sent her the map and told her to run. Sam knew her big brother was in trouble and she had to help him.

In Dawson City, Yukon, Hunter Gray, outfitter and guide had been hired to do a job. At the airport, pick up a Sam Avery and take him to the old Charlie Avery cabin up the mighty river. What Hunter Gray hadn’t expected was for Sam to be a Samantha, who wore fashion designer shoes, had a sharp tongue and a goddess like appearance—the vast wilderness of the Yukon was no place for somebody like her.

Sam had to learn quickly. How hard could it be to ride a horse and live without running water and restaurants for a week? It didn’t matter, her brother needed her and Sam had to convince the ruggedly handsome man and his wolf… yes…wolf, that she was up to the adventure. 

Spending night and day together, Samantha knows the attraction between them is growing quickly. Not only is Samantha determined to rescue her brother, but she must now save her heart from a man who doesn’t believe in love.

Publication 8/5/2020

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My Review….

Samantha “Sam” runs a successful magazine, she’s good at what she does, and she enjoys it. 
Her older brother is her only family, and although he travels extensively he’s always managed to stay in touch. 
If she lost him she wouldn’t know what she’s do! 
Hunter doesn’t usually take on strange requests, but the money was good. 
But has he realised that Sam was going to be a Samantha, he would have run back to the mountain he had just come from. What did she think she was doing coming to this place? And in heels no less! 
But she was a stunner, that was for sure. But Hunter isn’t going to take a bite, as much as he’d like too. 
Finn is Sam’s brother, and he’s in trouble, he needs to send this map to the only person he trusts, but in do so, he’s placed her in grave danger.
He never expected his sister to not only come and rescue him, but to bring the map as well! 
And when he’s captured and tortured, Finn thinks he may not get out of this alive!! 
Reading this I thought of the film “Romancing the Stone”, rugged guide takes socialite on an adventure with the prospect of treasure. 
This book had me chuckling at odd moments. Gasping at the scary moments and sighing over the romantic moments. 
Beautifully written, and told in the characters point of view. 
A fast paced story. (Lots of action) 
The chemistry between Sam and Hunter was fun to read. The way he denied any type of attraction to her, and then kissing her senseless did have me chuckling. He’s adamant that he doesn’t have time or even believe in love. He isn’t or looking for love, after being abandoned as a child he learned to rely on himself, the only thing he cares about is his wolf Savage. 
Sam agreed with him, a fling would be fun, but nothing permanent, she has a life and a job she needs to be going back to. 
Oh and Emma, Sam’s best friend, I want her on my side if ever I needed rescuing😉
So will Sam stay with Hunter and his wolf? Or will the call of the city entice her back? Can Sam find and rescue her brother, or will she be too late? 
And can Hunter keep his heart from becoming involved with Sam? 
Hoping Emma gets a story. And Finn too. 
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Kindle Review…. Abundant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance (Gladstone Shifters Book 3) by Alexander Elliott👩🏻‍💻

Abundant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance (Gladstone Shifters Book 3) by Alexander Elliott 

Description  

Gladstone is preparing for an invasion – of pups! With five little ones on the way, Ben and Evan have their hands full with first-time parents, a daring winter rescue, and disturbing information from Hezekiah’s journals.
If that weren’t enough, a visitor arrives with a troubled past and a bond gone awry. 
Their only hope lies with a risky True Elder intervention that’s never been tried and could end in tragedy.  

Join your furry friends for all the fun, drama, and romance you’ve come to expect in this celebration of love and family. Nobody does life like your favorite wolf pack, in book three of the Gladstone Shifters – ABUNDANT MOON! Notice: contains steamy M/M content.  

Gladstone Shifters  
Book 1 Expectant Moon  
Book 2 Traitor’s Moon 
Book 3 Abundant Moon  

Publication date 28/7/2020

My Review…..   

Ben and Evan are so happy at the moment. Puppies/children are all over the place. And other couples are planning for families, and some are already welcoming new life. Putting the war with Lyle behind them, Ben and Evan want to move forward, their pack is growing ever larger. 

Lyle is on the ropes, his dreams of running a “proper” wolf community (without gays) in tatters, his family don’t want to know him, the packs he had been carefully grooming are not taking his calls….. and it’s all the fault of the Gladstone Pack!!! 

Hezekiah was a True Elder (he in fact was teaching Jack) until he disappeared and was never seen again! He’d left journals and they have finally gotten to Jack’s hands, they are very old, and the pages are crumbling, so he needs to read before it disintegrates!! 
And when he reads a few pages, he has to wonder where this discovery will take the pack! 

Jonah is the pack omega and Ben’s baby brother, he’s happy to be in this pack, but he’s wanting what everyone else has (Jonah is keeping his virginity for his mate) but with everyone pairing up, he doesn’t hold out any hope just yet. 

The angst comes in the shape of two female wolves trapped in the snow, and about to both give birth!! 
Although Evan senses something, and a vision confirms his suspicions, finding the females before they perish in the snow become the priority. 
And to add just a little bit more, we have a newcomer, he might have family that are wolves, but he doesn’t shift, or acknowledge his wolf at all!! That not healthy, that’s dangerous, and Ben will have to assess the problem before Robert comes to Gladstone. 

I loved the first book, I cried over the second book, so I did wonder what emotion would be pulled out of me with this book……

It’s been great catching up with the pack, so many names, but as a majority of them were in the first and second book, it wasn’t hard keeping track of them. 
It was lovely seeing how they pack has developed. Coping with loss from the last battle with Lyle, a memorial for their fallen pack mates helped, watching the pups grow, knowing they would be loved for themselves.
Meeting new members, saying hello to possible new characters. 

You definitely need to read them in order. And I hope I get to read book four soon, because it definitely ended on a cliffhanger!!

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Kindle Review….. Traitor’s Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 2) by Alexander Elliott 👩🏻‍💻

Traitor’s Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 2) by Alexander Elliott 

Description….

Equality doesn’t come easily, and Ben Blair’s Gladstone pack is about to pay the price. Opposed to inclusion, Lyle Wilburn is determined to eradicate gay shifters and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Is this the end of Ben’s dream or does Luna have something else in mind?

Amid plans for self-defense, Gladstone continues to thrive even as Ben’s Second, Nolan Sweet, is rejected by his mate. As he and his packmates prepare for an epic battle, Nolan’s heart aches for his beloved in the face of an uncertain future.

This second book in the series is packed with all the romance, drama, intrigue, and action you’ve come to expect. Welcome back old friends and exciting new characters as you follow the lives, love, and loss of the Gladstone Shifters in TRAITOR’S MOON! Notice: contains steamy M/M content.

Gladstone Shifters 

Book 1 Expectant Moon 

Book 2 Traitor’s Moon

Book 3 Abundant Moon

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Publication date 17/2/2019

Ben Blair, a gay Alpha rejected by his own father, longed for a place where he and others like him could live in peace. Fresh out of college, Ben was given an incredible opportunity to establish a pack under his own leadership at Gladstone. It was to be a safe haven and an example of what could and should be practiced elsewhere. Tired of waiting for acceptance, he did something no one else had ever tried and petitioned the American Shifter Council for formal recognition—ultimately igniting a firestorm of controversy……

My Review….. 
If this is as good as the first one, I’m in for a long night😉
Ben is living his best life, he has a mate, a pack and a home. Yes, he’s worried about the council not agreeing that his pack can stay, but he can’t change anything, he just has to wait. He’s happy his friend William has a mate, he’d love his best friend Nolan to have someone special, but everyone knows Nolan is a one night kinda guy….. 
Lyle is the leader of the Traditional Packs of America (TPA), a rival group to the American Shifter Council which refused to accept any gay members. He’s waiting for the right time to take out the whole of the pack, if not, then at least the Alpha and his mate! 
Jack having lived a long life already (he’s had and lost two mates) is worried that if he loses his mate William then he won’t  cope with the loss again. But he keeps busy teaching his student Evan, and keeping the council up to date on the packs progress. Being a True Elder is sometimes lonely, but at the moment, Jack is happy. But there is someone pulling him away from the pack…..
Nolan Sweet is Ben’s best friend and work partner. They briefly tried the dating thing, but had decided they were better off as friends rather than lovers. And it’s a decision Nolan has never regretted. 
Being Ben’s unofficial second Beta in the Gladstone Pack is a job he enjoys. But recently he’s yearning for more….. 
Evan is now happily mated to the Alpha, he’s known as the Alpha Mate, but that’s not to say he hasn’t stopped learning from Jack, with them both being True Elder’s they need to pass information on to the next generation. 
This book starts about five/six months after the first book finishes (so I’d advise you to read the first one) 
Lots went on in the last book, and I’m dying to tell you, but I can’t!!! 
As you can see, the story revolves around the previous characters (albeit one or two new faces) they are evolving into a complex group, everyone has their place, and it’s good to see them all coming together. 
Fight scenes are great, pretty detailed. In fact that goes for the whole book. And as we got most of the backstory in the first book, there really isn’t any need to repeat a lot of it in this book. 
Lyle hates all shifters that aren’t “normal” he’s trying to get the Gladstone Clan disbanded, and is even willing to kill the Alpha Ben! I really didn’t like Lyle, a homophobic asshole!!
That was an emotional ride. Poor Nolan, he’s never really wanted a mate, but after seeing Ben and Evan get together and William and Jack being so happy, Nolan wants that, he may give the impression a one night stand is all he wants, but that’s changed. 
When he meets his mate, you would think it would be a cause for celebration? OH NO!! It’s not that simple, Luna has paired him up with their biggest enemy!!! (Luna is the moon goddess, and it’s her grace they all live by.) How could she be so cruel? And when his mate rejects Nolan, I just wanted to scoop Nolan up and cuddle him, I also wanted to take a frying pan to his mate and beat some sense into him! 
And we have a new face to watch and remember, Everet. He’s being called by Jack, so that must mean he’s a True Elder? 
So as the fight for survival rages on, will Ben be able to protect his clan? Will Jack find Everet? And can poor Nolan convince his mate that they are meant to be together? Or will he lose the only chance of happiness? 
But none of this matters if Lyle can get close enough to kill Ben and the Gladstone pack!!!
Need book three….. now!!!! 
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Kindle Review…. Expectant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 1) Alexander Elliott 👩🏻‍💻

Expectant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 1) Alexander Elliott 

Description…..

Tolerated. Ignored. Threatened. 

Modern gay shifters struggle for equality, but history paints a different picture. 

When Alpha Ben Blair challenges the status quo, he unintentionally ignites a controversy which divides the community. 

While Gladstone soon becomes the focus of competing forces, Ben gains new allies in Evan Reid, a misunderstood Arctic wolf possessing unique gifts, and Jack Eby, an ancient shifter holding the key to their future.

Join the Gladstone shifters as they find love, acceptance and purpose in a time of monumental change. Discover the unexpected in EXPECTANT MOON! Notice: Contains steamy M/M content.

Gladstone Shifters 

Book 1 Expectant Moon 

Book 2 Traitor’s Moon

Book 3 Abundant Moon

Publication date 25/4/2018

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My Review……

Ben is a little bit of an enigma, we don’t know a lot about him, only that he doesn’t go home in school breaks not even for the school holidays! He owns a construction company that builds houses, he’s pretty good at it, so much so that he paid for his college fees with the money he earns! We get snippets of his life through the book, and his is probably the saddest. 

Jack born in 1848, his grandfather was a True Elder, teaching him much before he passed away. Jack lives on his own, he communes a lot with nature, he likes his own company, but also longs for that special someone to share his long life with. 

Jack is also in touch with Evan (I’m not sure how, but there was a connection) he knows Evan will find him soon, but he’s not sure of the outcome! 

“Though True Elders are rare, our people have never been without them. Each one is not only a Delta, but a historian. Their lifelong task is to collect information about our people, absorb and remember the past, and teach it to future generations. All historians are keepers of our history, traditions, and practices, and are crucial to our way of life. Without this work we would lose the continuity of our history, and the knowledge which enables us to function in a human world.“

Evan came from a large family of wolf shifters, but he’s always been different, very solemn, very much a loner, his family had known he was a Delta, and after explaining it to him, Evan was pleased, it answered all sorts of questions. 

Moving away at eighteen was more traumatic for his family than for Evan, his future path started now! 

The history lesson in the prologue wasn’t all that helpful, but it did give us a little insight to this pack and their story. 

We learn there are the usual wolf hierarchy, but we also now have Delta’s. 

Generations passed before a concerted effort was made to reclaim their heritage. Council members were charged with collecting written documents and all oral history, including stories from the oldest shifters among them. When the endeavor bore fruit, they were shocked to learn how much they’d lost. One of the most surprising discoveries revealed a long-forgotten type of shifter. Along with Alphas, Betas and Omegas was another distinct group called Deltas. The Deltas served as guides for the pack, functioning as doctors, lawyers, judges, ambassadors and historians. As they died off, their unique role was forgotten. The tasks fell to others who remained ignorant of their special designation and place in pack life.“

The book does tend to jump about, going from past, to present, back to the past and it goes on for quiet a few chapters. 

There is a lot of information, and if you read this book on its own, then I’d say too much. But you need to read the other books, in order. Then all this information will make sense, in fact when you read them one after another, it felt like one book. 
Very detailed, very descriptive and very well thought out. Beautifully written, the bond that grows is lovely to read. And watching the pack interact was interesting. 
Oh the storyline…..
Ben becomes an unofficial Alpha to a pack of wolves, creating a safe haven for gay wolves. Not all the pack are gay, but there a few. He’s being challenged on a daily basis by another Alpha who refuses to leave them alone! 
Ben is open to a mate and a family, but being gay he knows that’s going to be difficult, and as there has never been a gay Alpha, well it’s all a learning curve. And when he asks the council for their Input, you can be assured that arguments and disagreements will follow. 
Evan and Jack communicate via dreams, and it seems they are about to finally meet up! 
All three are now ensconced in the Gladstone pack, Ben as the Alpha. But roles will Evan and jack play? 
I get the feeling theirs will be more of a learning role. And as Jack has been around for a long time, he’s going to have a lot of knowledge at his fingertips. 
Ben and Evan find out they are mates when Evan goes to help Ben in a fight with a rival pack. 
Jack and Ben’s friend William are mates also. Jack almost dies defending his new mate! 
The mate bond is almost instant, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. But they do know they are meant for each other. 
Can Ben and Evan make their mate bond work? Will Ben be left to rule his pack in peace, or will the council vote to have the pack disbanded? 
It is a difficult book to read, but stay with it. It will be worth the effort. And now I’m off to find book 2.
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About the Author

Alexander Elliott is an independent author of multiple titles in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and romance. His work is replete with themes of love, passion, family, humor, hope, and acceptance. Justice triumphs over evil and the bad guys never win – providing happy endings for his stories.

While Alexander would prefer to write full time, he’s still working a regular job. The spare moments in between are filled with a good soak in the tub, reading, cooking, giving to charity, and keeping up with his kids, grandkids, and extended family. He thrives on chocolate, enjoys sending birthday cards, and considers himself an old-school Star Trek fan. While he is afraid of heights and hates exercise, he’s a loyal friend, neat housekeeper, and an enthusiastic grandpa.

The author has been praised for masterful storytelling and phenomenal world-building skills. His books feature realistic, well-developed characters, emotional depth, sizzling romance, and all the adventure, action, and intrigue necessary for a great read. Online reviews average 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Alexander knows real life can be discouraging and stressful. Reading allows him to get away from it all, and he invites you to join him. 

Kindle Review….. Claim Me Hard (Bridgewater County Book 2) by Vanessa Vale 📱

Claim Me Hard (Bridgewater County Book 2) by Vanessa Vale 

Description…..

“It’s HOT in Bridgewater, Montana and a girl could get heat stroke from the alpha males in town!” 

Claim Me Hard is book 2 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys meet their Type-A heroine.

Hiding in Bridgewater from a crazy ex-boyfriend, Hannah Winters is determined to keep her head down and her heart locked safely away. One look at two alpha cowboys and Hannah is going to have a very hard time keeping the ice around her heart from melting. When her dangerous past catches up to her, will Cole and Declan convince her to stop running, from her past, and from the desire burning white hot between them?

Warning: Panty melting! Claim Me Hard is book 2 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys meet their Type-A heroine. This standalone HEA is all about her – no M/M.

Bridgewater County Series:
Book 1 – Ride Me Dirty 

Book 2 – Claim Me Hard 

Book 3 – Take Me Fast 

Book 4 – Hold Me Close

Book 5 – Make Me Yours

Book 6 – Kiss Me Crazy 


Publication date 1/6/2017

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My Review…… 

Declan is a cop, he’s grown up in a loving ménage family, he’s watched as his mother was the center of his fathers world, and he wants that, and he knows he’s going to have his work cut out with his cousin Cole, trying to convince that cowboy is going to be hard enough, he didn’t realise he’s going to have to work just as hard to convince his woman!! Good job he’s up to the challenge! 
Cole owns and runs a ranch, he’s scared of commitment, he watched his father give up everything for his scheming stepmother, so he’s in no rush to find a wife, but he knows when he does, it’s going to be for keeps. 
Hannah was use to hard work, she’d trained for it, but swapping scrubs for a waitressing uniform wasn’t what she’d had in mind. She was a doctor, not a server, but that’s what an abusive boyfriend can do to you. He makes you run from your old life and embrace a new one! 
Book two sees a cowboy and a cop try to keep their waitress. They know somewhere along the line she’s had it hard. So a gentle hand it needed to bring her into their waiting arms. 
Because in Bridgewater two sets of arms are better than one. 
So can Declan and Cole woo and win their waitress? Or will she bolt? 
And can she truly be free of Brad the abusive boyfriend, who swore she’d be his forever? 
And when her old life catches up with her, will it prove to Cole that all women are liars? Can they all find their happy ending with each other, or will it just be too much, and they walk away? 
Another fun filled short story. We met Declan in book one. “Ride me hard”, Declan is the easier going out of the two, I found Cole harder work to like, but once you realise he wants a family, but can’t trust, you want to cheer him on. 
The theme of abuse is handled with the respect it’s due. There are lots of tender moments, and naughty moments. Again as it’s a short story, they need to get it all done in a matter of days! 
But if it’s a fun filled sexy time your looking for, then this is the one for you. 

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Kindle Review… Ride Me Dirty (Bridgewater County) book 1 by Vanessa Vale 📱

Ride Me Dirty (Bridgewater County) book 1 by Vanessa Vale

Description…..

They’re going to claim her. Together. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Catherine’s life is in New York. The property she’s inherited is in Bridgewater, Montana….. 

Going back to the town she visited every summer as a child stirs up long forgotten memories and a girlhood crush, on not one teen-turned-hot-cowboy, but two, 

Cousins Jack and Sam Kane. 

Fortunately for her, in Bridgewater, one cowboy’s never enough.

In this contemporary version of Vanessa Vale’s USA Today bestselling, Bridgewater Ménage series, Catherine is forced to choose the life she really wants: the big-city lawyer or the small town cowgirl with two men who want to take her for a very dirty ride. 

Bridgewater County Series:
Book 1 – Ride Me Dirty 

Book 2 – Claim Me Hard 

Book 3 – Take Me Fast 

Book 4 – Hold Me Close

Book 5 – Make Me Yours

Book 6 – Kiss Me Crazy 

Publication date 5/4/2017

My Review….. 

Catherine is an attorney in New York, almost a partner, well she would be if an associate wasn’t poaching her clients, and the fact she’s on her way to Bridgewater to sign papers for property she’s inherited, doesn’t help, if she doesn’t get back soon, then all that hard work would have been for nothing. 

Jack is a rancher in Montana, he’s ready to settle down, take a wife, raise some kids, and just have some fun……

Sam is a lawyer in Montana, but before that he was a hardworking lawyer, almost killed himself proving he could go it, but now he’s home and it’s a slower pace, but he still enjoys his work. But it’s now time to look for a wife, not a lot going on in bridgewater, here’s hoping someone comes along soon….

The cousins knew from an early age that they would share a wife. It’s the way of their families and the town they come from is built on that concept. Two men at least to look after and love the wife and any children that come along. 

When they were younger the cousins almost got married! But they were too young, and Jake refused, Sam moved away, and they lost touch. But they never forgot the pact they made, one woman for the both of them, could Katie be the one? 

Katie doesn’t want to stay in Bridgewater, she has a life, sure it’s fast paced and nonstop, but if she makes partner then she’s made it. 

But the more time she spends with jack and Sam, it gets harder to convince herself. Spending time with people who live to look after one another is a nice concept, but can she really move here? 

It’s a fun filled short read. Lots of sex, lots of laughter. It’s the first book in the series. But they can be read on their own. 

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Kindle Review… The Clawed Squad: Thorn (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 5) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

The Clawed Squad: Thorn (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 5) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

The last book in the bestselling Clawed Squad series!

  

The Clawed Squad’s alpha, Thorn Conway, is the last of the squad left to get married. Only problem is, his mate died a decade ago.

The hurt is still real, the pain is still raw. Will he be able to move past her looming memory to find the happiness that he doesn’t feel like he deserves? Or will he give into the darkness and let down his whole squad?

Fate can be cruel, but fate can also hold a few tricks up her sleeve…

Join the Clawed Squad for one last adventure with a lot of action, steam, and of course, a lot of laughs.

Publication date 27/10/2016

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My Review…..

At the start of the book, we have Thorn fighting! losing his mate! Being thrown into jail! Then being blackmailed into fighting for a shifter section of the army (with no release date)

But it wasn’t always bad for Thorn, a high school football player, a well liked member of the town and a girl who he’s loved since he was six years old!

Then the troubles began, another lad wanted Nathalie, fights would break out, until one night the fight took a turn for the unexpected and Thorn lost his mate!!

If you’ve read the previous series (Vega Brothers) you’ll know they gave a portion of their land to the Clawed crew, and you’ll also know that the stipulation that applied to the Vega brothers also applies to the Clawed crew!

Watching his team/friends/brothers all find their mates has Thorn making a decision to leave Montana. He won’t ever take another mate, Nathalie was his bonded mate, he can’t marry anyone else not even to save the ranch! So leaving Tyler in charge he goes back to his hometown to face judgement!

I must admit I liked this one a little better than the previous two.

Liked how Thorn thought he’d never love another, his love for his mate was never going to go away. So going back home was his way of trying to move forward, he knew it was his fault that Nathalie died, but he never stood on trial for his crime, never said sorry to Nathalie’s mother. Now he’s free of the army he thinks it’s time to face the music.

So does he get over his mate dying? And will he ever go back to Colwood Montana?

That you’ll have to find out for yourself.

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Kindle Review…. The Clawed Squad: Tyler (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 4) by Kim Fox 📱

The Clawed Squad: Tyler (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 4) by Kim Fox

Description…..

Skin shifter, Tyler Jones, hasn’t been home in almost a decade. Why would he? His community of skin shifters excommunicated him, Jacob, the ruler who happens to be his older brother, is a psychopath, and the girl who he spent his whole youth loving broke his heart when she turned him away. So yeah, he’s just fine staying on Clawed Ranch.

Skin shifter, Isabelle Lexington, is desperate. Years ago, out of fear, she chose Jacob to be her husband over the true love of her life, Tyler. It was the biggest mistake of her life and now she’s paying the terrible consequences. If only she could turn back time, but she just may be able to; If she can only make Tyler see…

After taking one look at Isabelle, Tyler is doing something that he vowed never to do: return home. But things have changed since he left. His brother Jacob is more powerful than ever; a rare master skin shifter. Tyler is hopelessly outmatched but hopelessly in love. A dangerous combination that will launch both Isabelle and Tyler into the true face of evil.

Publication date 13/9/2016

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My Review…..

Tyler loves his crew, he really does, he might have to remind himself several times a day, but there isn’t a shifter there he wouldn’t take a bullet for. His best friend Thorn is suffering and he can’t help, he knows how it feels to have lost the one thing you loved more than life itself. Thorn lost his mate to death, Tyler lost the love of his life to his brother!

Tyler is different from the rest of the Clawed crew, he’s a Skin Shifter! He can control all animals even shifters if they shift into their animals, Tyler doesn’t take advantage, but it has come in handy when  needed. It takes a lot of energy to control a shifters animal, so it’s only done in an emergency 

Isabelle had loved Tyler as a child, as a teen and as a young woman, but she knows her place, so she broke his heart when she mated his brother and then watched as he was banished from his clan! But she never really stopped loving him. 

And now she has to convince him to come back and fight to be leader, his brother (her mate) wasn’t the leader her clan thought he would be, he’s mean and vindictive, he beats her! (Some say she might have deserved it, but no one deserves to be treated like that!) 

Tyler won’t come back and kill his brother, the clan made their choice, so they can live with it! But when Isabelle visits him in his new home, he can’t get over how much she has changed! And he still thinks of her as his! 

The battle comes to their town in the form of his brother, so Tyler has no choice but to fight him. But how can he beat him when he’s so much stronger? And what will happen after? Will he be able to claim Isabelle for himself? 

Didn’t really like this one. I didn’t connect with Isabelle and Tyler like I did with the other books. And the ending was a little anticlimactic! 

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Kindle Review… The Clawed Squad: The Twins (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 3) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

The Clawed Squad: The Twins (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 3) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

Layla Winters is out of shape, out of breath, and out of luck. After a series of strange circumstances, she finds herself hanging from Montana’s highest cliff without a hope to survive. That is until two identical twin bear shifters come racing up the mountain to save her.

Slate and Karl Ember are two bear shifter twins looking for a mate. Karl wants to complete the triad which is any twin bear shifter’s destiny but his brother Slate has a problem with sharing, and there’s no way that Slate is going to share a mate. But when the curvy and quick witted, Layla, literally falls into their muscular arms, all bets are off.

Layla is perfect for Slate, but she’s also perfect for his brother, Karl. Can the two brothers learn to share a mate or will they both go down fighting?

Publication date 1/9/2016

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My Review….

Layla is or was a wedding planner, being dumped by her boyfriend was bad enough, her life was going nowhere and now she’s stuck half way up a mountain! Can her day get any worse?

Slate and Karl are the jokers in the pack. Never taking anything seriously. And always arguing! They agree on nothing except their love of flying.

Being cowboys wasn’t where they saw their lives ending. They thought they’d be in the army forever, but now they are here in the mountains of Montana they couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Being the jokers of the crew, Slate and Karl don’t have cowboy jobs, they tried to wriggle out of that one, and so they are suppose to come up with ways to make money for the ranch. Yeah, that’s not going too well…

Meeting Layla wasn’t where they thought they’d find their mate. (On the side of a mountain) In fact Slate is adamant that they won’t be sharing a mate ever. Twin shifters always share mates, no one has ever gone against the triad, but Slate maybe the first bear to ignore fate. And that breaks Karl’s heart, when they were kids they were inseparable, and now all they do is argue. If they don’t share a mate, they will always feel incomplete!

Book 3 in a five book series.

This one sees the twins fighting then falling for the same woman.

Not my favourite book in the series. They were always acting like kids and not grown adults (very off putting) And I don’t really like brothers sharing the same woman, but there is no incest so I could go with it.

There is lots of laughter in this book. And a few tender moments with these clowns and their mate.

I like the fact the previous couples are seen in this series. They all live in the same area so it stands to reason to catch up with them.

Hoping Tyler’s book makes more sense.

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Kindle Review.. The Clawed Squad: Royal (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 2) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

The Clawed Squad: Royal (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 2) by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

Grizzly bear shifter, Royal, needs a princess. Unfortunately the tiny mountain town of Colwood, Montana is fresh out of them. Every bear shifter in the Clawed Squad must find a mate, and soon, and the pressure on Royal to drop his dream of marrying a princess is starting to get intense. It’s too bad there’s no way in hell that he’s ever going to drop it.

Camilla Hill is a master con artist. She gets in way over her head during a con when she pretends to be a princess in need and catches the eye of a sexy bear shifter. He’s hot, dangerous, and has a thing for princesses. Can she tell him the truth before things quickly spin out of control?

Love is in the air, but so is deception, lies, and betrayal. Will the prince get his princess or just get royally screwed?

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Publication date 21/8/2016

My Review…..

Ivan Maltese “Royal” is an honest to goodness prince. But after his family abused their position of power and were thrown out of the country he’s been on his own, and then forced to join the shifter division of the army. The only good thing to come out of the army was the crew he worked with, he’s take a bullet for anyone of them. This is his family. And now they live on a ranch, free from orders and bullets.

Camilla is a con artist, pulling fast cons then pulling out of town before they realise they’ve been had.

She’s been on the streets since she was eleven (her mother left her there to score drugs!) if hadn’t been for her best friend Angela taking her under her wing, Camila would have probably ended up a prostitute.

She’s moved into Colwood and is looking for an easy target.

Book 2 in a five book series sees our friendly grizzly bear looking for a princess. But in Colwood Montana is not going to be easy.

But as fate would have it, a bride ran to him and asked him to rescue her! He’s wondering where she’s come from, and when she tells him she’s trying to escape an angry father who wants to marry her off to an abusive fiancé, Royal rushes to her rescue, not realising he’s about to be conned out of his savings.

Camila can’t believe her luck, a prince rescuing her, she’s hit the jackpot.

But the more time she spends around Royal, the guilt piles up, he’s so generous and kind, and protective. Camila wants him to rescue her for real.

But what happens when he finds out his “princess” is in fact con artist?

Another fun filled short story. Plenty of laughs, and a few cheesy moments.

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Kindle Review… The Clawed Squad: Stetson (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 1 by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

The Clawed Squad: Stetson (The Bear Shifters of Clawed Ranch Book 1 by Kim Fox 👩🏻‍💻

Description…..

New series featuring new bear shifters on the Vega Brother’s Ranch! The Clawed Squad can be read as a standalone series!

Kylee Black is the Sheriff in Colwood, Montana. She likes to keep the quiet sleepy mountain town drama free. Which means, shifter free. So when a large squad of ex-con bear shifters show up out of the blue and move onto the Vega Ranch, she has a big problem with it. Especially with the huge sexy one, Stetson Evans, who keeps haunting her dreams with those vexing green eyes.

Stetson is not mate material. He’s destined to be the grumpy bear of The Clawed Squad. Broken. Tormented. Alone. That’s how it has always been and that’s how it will always be. Until he meets Kylee, the tough talking Sheriff of his new town. She brings out a new side of him that is both exciting and terrifying. Will the meanest shifter in The Clawed Squad be able to convince the beautiful curvy Sheriff that all shifters aren’t bad?

But Stetson is not just up against Kylee’s long held prejudices. They’re both up against a dangerous secret that could destroy the two of them and will have them both asking a very important question: Can you change fate?

Publication date 15/8/2016

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My Review…..

Stetson is a really mean polar bear shifter, and the bear isn’t much better either!

Thrown away by his family, experimented on by scientists, and then forced into the army. No wonder he’s had enough!

Kylee is the local sheriff, she knows there are shifters that live in her town, the Vega brothers are a pretty peaceful bunch, but this new crew coming into town is a whole bunch of troubled. She needs to let them know she won’t take any type of hassle from them…..

First book in a five book series.

It’s a spin off from The Vega Brothers.

These aren’t brothers, but they are brothers-in-arms, coming from the army (shifter section) they’ve fought for each other, and now they want some peace….

After helping the Vega brothers out, they received a parcel of land, and now they are trying to live the lives of cowboys.

We have a different set of problems, some stem from the first set of stories, and some that are new.

Stetson was going to be a favourite as soon as I read about him in the previous series.

Kylee is second generation sheriff (her father was one before her) she also has a gift, she can see the future, she saw her father’s death, and no matter how much she tried to change it, she still lost him!

Her father was not a big fan of the shifter community, and from a young age Kylee had to listen to it, it’s coloured her to the shifters. So why does her heart pound with excitement when a certain mountain of a man walks past? She can’t be attracted to one, can she?

But an incident one night changes her opinion, and now he’s the only thing on her mind…..

Kylee and Stetson are such a cute couple. But not everyone is happy with this development. Someone wants the shifters out of town, by any means.

Can Stetson prove to his cute sheriff that he’s a safe bet, and not just a grumpy polar bear?

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Arc Review.. Claim Me Now (Heron Harbor Book 2) by Lea Nolan 📱

Claim Me Now (Heron Harbor Book 2) by Lea Nolan  

Description…..
Raven Donovan isn’t looking for a relationship. She’s married to her job and vice president of her company. So she’s blindsided when a corporate takeover leaves her unceremoniously unemployed. Reeling, she retreats to her family’s beach house on Heron Harbor Island and drowns her sorrows in a bottle of tequila. And then a tall, dark, and gorgeous stranger walks through the door…

Jack Baines has it all—money, a good job, and he’s the heir to one of the largest private equity firms on the East Coast. With his latest conquest under his belt, he should be flying high. But as much as he enjoys the thrill of the hunt, firing people takes a toll on him. So he heads to the beach for some alone time, never expecting to find a half-naked, dark-haired beauty in his rental.

With a storm raging outside, Raven and Jack end up sharing more than just the house. A scorching night turns into a red-hot weekend that reveals how much they have in common—including Raven’s ex-company. That revelation threatens everything they’ve found unless they fight to build something new…together. 

Reading Order:
Heron Harbor Series
Book 1 Want Me Always
Book 2 Claim Me Now 
Publication date 1/12/2020

My Review…..
Raven only wants to lick her wounds and hide from the world after being sacked!! She poured her heart and soul into the company and the item they had created. She tries to warn the company, but as the young members of the board wanted to get rich quick, it fell on deaf ears. So she gone home to rest and work out her options….. 
Jack just needs to recharge and then he’s off again to do the job he loves (or does he?) his friend has let him borrow the family home in harbour for the weekend. 
He never expected company…..
Second book in the Heron Harbour series and we are back to see if the harbour can work its magic once again….. 
You don’t need to read the first book, they all stand happily on their own, but there is a familial link to the books. 
The sparks these two have for each other soon burst into a fiery and passionate weekend. 
But with Jack and Raven being so totally different, how can this last for longer than a weekend? 
And when Raven finds out who Jack really 
is, can she let go of resentment and anger?
I liked the characters, Raven being sassy and independent, she’s also got a good head on those shoulders, she’s not some innocent needing rescuing from the big bad man! She fights her own battles, and it made a refreshing change. 
Jack plays his cards closer to his chest, and I found him a little standoffish at times, and not very flexible, he didn’t always get the point Raven was trying to make. 
I love Heron Harbour, it was beautifully described so I could easily see me walking along the beach. 
We get enough background on both the MC to understand a little of why they are the way they are. 
I did want to bang their heads together a few times, especially towards the ending….. 
So, if you want a naughty weekend with the promise of forever, then grab Heron Harbour and enjoy. 
And I think I’m going to go grab the first book and possibly pre-order the third. 
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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

https://amzn.to/2Qu6pnC *

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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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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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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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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Kindle Review…. Proceed with Caution (Ford Brothers Book 1) by Sandra Alex 👩🏻‍💻

Proceed with Caution (Ford Brothers Book 1) by Sandra Alex 

Description

He’s a heartbroken heartthrob. She’s a fugitive fiance. Sparks fly when Julia flees…right into Colton.

Colton all but wears a sign that says ‘No Women Allowed’ after his failed marriage to Pam. 

Pam promised him the world but never delivered. It’s no wonder when he meets the beautiful and intelligent Julia, he doesn’t let his heart pave the way. Colton’s love of his horse ranch, his students, his brothers and his money keep him happy. He doesn’t need or want anything else. When Julia walks into his life, Colton decides it’s best to proceed with caution, and the feeling is mutual. 

John is sexy, successful and perfect fiancé material…when he’s not controlling, delusional and downright creepy. But how do you dump a guy your loyal and loving father fixes you up with, without breaking two hearts? When Julia goes MIA to her estranged sister’s place out of state, John goes ballistic. Especially when her sister works with dreamy-eyed Colton, and Julia finds herself spending a lot of time with them. But it’s difficult to keep someone safe when you don’t know they’re in danger.  

Gun-shy, self-protective, and hiding from the truth, Julia is in no position to open her heart to anyone. Particularly when she has to look over her shoulder for her stalker fiancé every step of the way. Fearful and scarred, Julia doesn’t know what to do when her hormones wake up just at the sight of Colton. It seems no matter what door she opens, both the wolf and the sheep are there. When Julia’s past finally catches up to her, John demands her to do the one thing she can’t do…or die. 

Her loyalty and all-consuming love were the reasons why I chose her…until she made me a promise she didn’t keep.

She was the one who waited for me while I was overseas. She was the one who loved me the way nobody else did. She’s also the one who broke my heart by not keeping her promise.

I thought I was done with women for good…until Julia came along.

Afghanistan changes a man in a way nothing else can, and the women flock to me like magnets because of it…but I don’t want any of them. The way they look at me, I’d like to tear their eyes out.  

Julia doesn’t look at me like I’m a piece of meat. She also doesn’t see dollar signs when she finds out I’m a Ford boy.

Problem is, Julia doesn’t want anyone any more than I do. She’s running from something, but she won’t tell me what or whom….and then I find out the hard way.

….

Sure, running away is the cowardly thing to do. But if you were in my shoes, you might have done the same.  

Colton is the type of guy to steer clear of, at least that’s what my sister Liz says. He’s got this smouldering look that makes me lock eyes with him. But then we both look away. And it’s all good, because another man is the last thing I need…especially another man with major issues. 

When Colton finds out what I’m running from, he teaches me a thing or two about men, and not in a way I would expect.  

He’s full of surprises…especially that one kiss that leaves me breathless. It’s the last thing either of us wants…and the first thing we both need. He promised it would never happen again, but evidently his body and his heart are at a crossroads. I’m suffering from the same affliction.

Ford Brothers Series 

Book 1 Proceed with Caution

Book 2 Enter at your own Risk

Book 3 Handle with Care 

Book 4 Slippery when Wet 

Book 5 May explode when Heated

Publication date 21/6/2019 

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My Review…..
Love triangle? Or a man and woman finding love whilst a mad man obsessed with her wants her back?! 
Colton is definitely avoiding women, they are nothing but trouble. After the last woman in his life took his heart and pounded it into the dirt! Students, horses and and his brothers are all he needs in his life.
Until he meets her….. 
Julia needs somewhere to hide, she’s hiding from a possessive fiancée, at first it was ok, he was there for her when she need him, but things are beginning to jiggle her. 
So she runs to her sister. Liz works in a bar. 
That’s where she meets Colton, he’s cute, sure, but no now way is she looking for any entanglement. She’s just escaped one man, she doesn’t need another one tell her what to do! 
Being almost the baby of the family (Wade is the youngest) Colton might have served in the military, he might have the muscles and the tattoos, but I got the impression it’s all for show, he seems like a good guy who hasn’t found the right woman yet. 
Julia I thought at first a little bit of a pushover. Letting your friends talk you into things that you don’t feel comfortable with. Even Liz takes advantage! 
First book in a five book series. Doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, so don’t think you’ll need to read the rest.
It was an easy read, a few little points I was unhappy about, but nothing that really spoils the book. 
The couple sort of flirt around one another, shy away from each other, but they are drawn towards each other. Nether want to make that first step, they are both hurting from past loves…..
Love her sister she was there even she needed her, and looks out for her. 
Only thing I did have issue with is her friend told her to leave her ring at home and wear something sexy! (you would think she wants her friend to cheat on her fiancé?) 
Colton’s brothers did have me chuckling, and hooked, so I need to find out if they get their stories. 
And what happens when John the fiancé turns up? 
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Kindle Review… Dragon Destiny: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls book 4 by Serena Meadows 📱

Dragon Destiny: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls book 4 by Serena Meadows 

Description….. 

Gabriel is the town’s trusted doctor…
Chloe hawks potions, herbs, and promises…
He’ll put her out of business, unless she puts him under her spell…?

By night, Gabriel prowls the streets of Prospect Falls alongside his fellow dragon-shifter guardians. When day breaks, he swaps his steel weapons for a white coat and a stethoscope. Beloved by the townspeople, Dr. Gabriel’s waiting room is always full—which is why he’s so surprised to one day find it empty.

It doesn’t take long to discover where his patients have gone. One of Gabriel’s naïve, elderly neighbors is playing host to an out-of-towner with a suitcase full of potions. But there’s more to Chloe than first meets the eye. Past her sensual curves and fierce green eyes is a vulnerability that dampens his anger. Is she worthy of his empathy, or bewitching him with her magic?

The more time he spends with the young woman, the more his defenses slip away. But evil is lurking in the sweet town of Prospect Falls, and Gabriel needs to be on his guard more than ever.

Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls 

Book 1 Dragon Savior: 

Book 2 Dragon Mate’s Secret:

Book 3 Dragon Hero:

Book 4 Dragon Destiny: 


Publication date 12/5/2020

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My review….. 

Chloe is a witch, but not that she’d let you know, something in her past is keeping her from her full potential.  She’s been drawn to Prospect Falls for a long time, she’s just been avoiding it, but now she’s here, it feels like home. But she needs a place to stay before she decides what to do about her future…..
Gabriel is the town doctor. He loves his job, but at the moment it’s a chore, he’s being spread thin with the demons, the council, his guardian friends all finding love, and a rogue council member! His father and a few retired doctors are helping out, but it’s not the same, he needs to sort this out….. 
Book four sees the conclusion of this series. We get a lot more background to the history of Prospect Falls. We also have witches involved, the councillor who wants Prospect Falls for himself, Demons and an evil magic that’s making its way to the town!
The book can be read without reading the others, but it is better read in order, a lot of the storyline evolves over the four books. 
Chloe’s background is a complex one, and it’s one that does blends in well with the conclusion of this series. Past events make her wary of using her magic, so she helps people with teas and herbs. (That’s how Chloe and Gabriel first meet and clash) 
Gabriel did make me chuckle, one minute he’s all, no, no, not for me, and then he’s practically racing Chloe up the aisle (well trying, she’s not having any of it) 
More action and storyline in this one (sex is kept to a minimum) the story seemed to flow better, but a lot was happening, so I felt another book might have been in order, but that’s my opinion. 
It’s nice to see all the previous MC’s from the previous books. 
There are a few minor characters that we see throughout the series, and I didn’t think any of them were superfluous to the storyline. 
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Kindle Review… Dragon Hero: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls. Book 3 by Serena Meadows 📱

Dragon Hero: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls. Book 3 by Serena Meadows

Description……

Vincent says women-shifters can’t hunt…
Charlie’s ready to prove him wrong…
But will they kill the demons, or each other?

As mayor of Prospect Falls, Vincent must protect his people at all costs. But demon attacks are on the rise, and sometimes the weight of his responsibility feels heavy enough to crush him.

When the council agrees to send help, the burden upon Vincent’s shoulders is lifted. He expects to receive a fellow guardian like himself: strong, fierce, and ready to kill. Instead, a curvy, blue-eyed bombshell steps through his door. Vincent could laugh, if he wasn’t stunned into silence. Are they meant to kill the demons, or seduce them?

All Charlie has ever dreamed of is being the first female guardian, and no pig-headed shifter is going to stand in her way, even if he is drop dead gorgeous. Besides, the demons grow bolder every day. Vincent might not want Charlie’s help -or acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them—but if he doesn’t get over his stubborn streak soon, it might be too late.

Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls 

Book 1 Dragon Savior: 

Book 2 Dragon Mate’s Secret:

Book 3 Dragon Hero:

Book 4 Dragon Destiny: 


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Publication date 25/4/2020

My Review….. 

Vincent is the towns newspaper editor, mayor and guardian. Work is just getting away from him, he didn’t realise how much his mother and father did for the town. 
Charlie only wants a chance to prove that she can do the job she has always wanted. Who says a woman can’t be a guardian? Well Mayor Vincent Chambers says so!! She needs to bring honour back to her family name (she’s the last in her line, so she needs to show her father, family and the council a female is just as good as a male to be a guardian) 
That has to be the funniest of the series so far. Poor Vincent, juggling three jobs. He assumes the council will send him a demon hunter/guardian. 
He also puts a advert in the paper for an assistant to help him with the newspaper and the medieval festival. 
What he gets is no one applying for the roll of assistant, and a newly trained woman as a guardian!! 
Had to think Vincent was a little chauvinistic! A woman was not going to be a guardian, but she could file papers and organise the vendors!! 
Glad Charlie got the chance to prove him wrong. 
The chemistry between them is strong, it helps that Charlie is a dragon shifter also, but when Charlie doesn’t want the bond between them (she feels like she’s letting her father down) Vincent has to prove to her that it’s them against the world. 
The story is coming along nicely. You don’t have to read them in order, but it does help as there is a running story in the background. 
The usual characters are here, including Miranda the nosey manager of the motel. Horace the strange little man that owns the bookstore. And the main characters from the previous books. 
The council are misbehaving also. Well not all the council, just a certain mean and nasty councillor (he’s after Adam’s farm, old family feud) he wants the guardians to fail for some reason. 
Demons activity is increasing and so is the meddling of the council (well one councillor in particular) 
So can Vincent come to terms with his own prejudice? Can he see that Charlie could be an asset to Prospect Falls? And can Charlie get the role she has worked so hard for? 
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Kindle Review… Dragon Mate’s Secret: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls Book 2 by Serena Meadows 📱

Dragon Mate’s Secret: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls Book 2 by Serena Meadows 

Description….

When the chemistry is too strong to ignore,

But the secrets are too big to hide…

Burning lust becomes bitter betrayal.

Michael knows that finding love is a pipedream. Following in the footsteps of the dragon-shifter ancestors who came before him, his job is to mate and continue his lineage—not waste time on distractions like romance.

Amy has one love in her life: teaching her students about King Arthur and the folklore of his court. But when her best friend Molly stops returning her calls, Amy leaves her reclusive life in New York and heads to Prospect Falls. 

Instead of finding her friend, however, she discovers Michael, a man rippling with muscle, charisma, and deeply hidden secrets.

Amy will do anything to find Molly, and Michael seems to be the only person with answers. 

The trouble is, Amy is starting to suspect that Michael is not the man he claims to be, and when the truth is finally revealed, no amount of chemistry will forgive his dark manipulation.

Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls 

Book 1 Dragon Savior: 

Book 2 Dragon Mate’s Secret:

Book 3 Dragon Hero:

Book 4 Dragon Destiny: 

Publication date 6/4/2020

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My Review….

Michael is sheriff in Prospect Falls, he’s also friend to Adam (Dragon Savior) a guardian that protects Prospect Falls. It’s been a family tradition for many years. 

Amy is looking for best friend Molly (MC in Dragon Savior) they always keep in touch, and now she’s worried. 

Coming to Prospect seemed like the best idea. But Amy has had nothing but suspicious looks and warnings not to go into the mountains, something is going on, and Amy is going to find her friend and the secrets in this town…. 

Book two in this four book series sees us catching up with Michael, he’s happy Adam has found his mate, but it’s left him and the other guardians with extra work to do. 

He also needs to know what the college demonologist can do to help them, (yes the college and the whole town know about dragons) he’s also got to placate his mother!(She doesn’t like to be left alone for too long, she’s lonely since his father died) 

Now a stranger is asking about a missing friend! Is she talking about Molly? 

Coming face to face with Amy has Michael in a bit of a dilemma, he could help her look for her friend, or he could spend time with her and hopefully distract her. It’s not exactly a chore, she is kinda cute, but the longer she’s in town, the sooner she’ll work it all out! So he needs her going back to New York sooner rather than later…..

Amy knows the sheriff is hiding something, he keeps distracting her! At first she didn’t realise, then she begins to put two and two together, what does he know about her friend?

I liked both Amy and Michael, they made a really good team. And it was good that we got to see everyone from the first book. 

You don’t need to read them in order, but it does help. Not as much action as the first book, we spent most of the time chasing Molly. 

But I liked the idea that it’s all linked to King Arthur, mystical dragons and magic. 

So will Michael come clean to Amy? Will he tell her about her friend? And if he does will it ruin his chances with the woman who possibly could be his mate? 

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Kindle Review… Dragon Savior: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls book 1 by Serena Meadows 👩🏻‍💻

Dragon Savior: Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls book 1 by Serena Meadows 

Description…..

A dragon-shifter trapped by fate.

Must steal a heart to save his powers…

But can love ever truly bloom, when caught within a lie?

As leader of the dragon-shifters that defend Prospect Falls, Adam battles demons and monsters on a regular basis, but he never guessed his greatest test of all would be finding love. 

Fated to lose his powers if he remains unwed by the age of thirty-five, Adam has little time to meet and court a woman who’ll embrace the man he is, and the dragon within.

When Molly crashes her vehicle and wakes up in the arms of a tall, dark-eyed rescuer, the world is a throbbing mess of confusion. She doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from, or how she got there. Worst of all, her handsome savior is a complete stranger, despite the fact they’re apparently in love, and happily married.

Molly struggles to understand how she could have forgotten the intense, charismatic man that tenderly nurses her back to health. 

Sparks fly between them, but Molly’s memories refuse to return…and something isn’t adding up. 

Her mysterious husband is keeping secrets and when the truth is finally revealed, Molly’s world will come crashing apart a second time.

Guardian Dragons of Prospect Falls 

Book 1 Dragon Savior: 

Book 2 Dragon Mate’s Secret:

Book 3 Dragon Hero:

Book 4 Dragon Destiny: 

Publication date 2020 

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My Review….

Adam is leader of the dragon clan in Prospect Falls. It’s his job to keep the demons away from humans. He’s a guardian. 

Centuries ago his clan was ordered to America to keep it safe, but something followed his family, a portal from another dimension opened up on the mountain, so his family can never leave, someone had to stay to keep the humans safe. 

There is also the matter of him losing his ability to shift (so losing his dragon and his strength) when he turns thirty-five, unless he’s mated! 

But it looks like fate might be in his favour when Molly lands in Adams lap! 

Molly is on her way to Prospect Falls, when she’s in a car accident. (Why? We aren’t sure, but I think she was unhappy with her old life) 

Things are a little hazy, in fact when she wakes up she can’t remember anything, including her name and her past! 

Adam says they are married, but why is she not convinced? She can’t call him a liar, it’s just a feeling. 

Molly and Adam feel the pull to each other, but Adam is trying to get Molly to fall for him before she remembers who she is. Because once she remembers she could leave him and take his heart! 

First book in a four book series. This can be read on its own. 

Adam has been looking for a mate for a while, but living in Prospect Falls females have been in short supply. Although I do think that’s an excuse, he’s probably just left it too late! 

Molly seems like a god send, she could be the answer to his problems. 

Lying to her at first seems to be the logical course of action, but getting to know her, Adam wants Molly to fall for him for real. 

I Like the fact Molly hadn’t fallen completely for Adam, she does find him attractive, and if they are married then it should be right to find your husband sexy, but I like she’s not completely gullible. She’s keeping a level head. 

And when Molly finds out that he’s lied to her about them, what’s in store for Adam? 

Oh and i dread at what Molly will think of Adam turning into a dragon, and that there are demons in Prospect Falls. 

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Arc Review…. Stolen Heir: An Enemies To Lovers Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 2) by Sophie Lark 📱

Stolen Heir: An Enemies To Lovers Mafia Romance (Brutal Birthright Book 2) by Sophie Lark 

Description….

They Murdered My Father, So I Stole Their Daughter…

She’s my captive, my little ballerina who dances only for me.

Nessa is sweet and innocent. She doesn’t deserve any of this. But that’s how our world works – the wolves eat the lambs, no matter how gentle they may be.

I’ll use her to get my revenge. Unless I give in to my hunger first…

“Stolen Heir” is the dark and gothic second act of the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone Enemies to Lovers Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!

Brutal Birthright Series: 
An Enemies To Lovers Mafia Romance 
Book 1 Brutal Prince 
Book 2 Stolen Heir 
Book 3 Savage Lover

My Review…… 

Book 2 in the Brutal Birthright Series, Miko wanting revenge for the death of the man he called father. And the casualty is Nessa the gentlest member of the Griffin clan. 
Miko was briefly in last book. And it will come back to bite the Gallo/Griffin clan in the a$$!! 
We have to go back ten years to the start of his story. His family was once happy and stable, after a work accident, father was badly injured and unable to work they mother left the family home soon after. So it was him and his twin Anna against the world. Until his world comes crashing down…..
Nessa Griffin is sister to Callum (MC Brutal Prince)she’s lovely, a gentle soul and adored and protected by her family and friends. She’s loves to dance, but never quite made the grade to dance professionally.
Getting a chance to choreograph a routine for her local ballet is a dream come true, but when she’s left disappointed, Nessa gets talked into going to a bar for a few drinks. 
Miko wants to take the Gallo/Griffin families down, they killed his adopted father and now he wants to take them down!! He gave Miko a job and purpose after his sister killed herself. 
He runs his part of the Polish Mafia world, and not taking revenge will have him facing opposition and a possible takeover! Miko has worked too hard for that to happen. 
I will admit I didn’t expect the kidnapping, I thought he’d charm her then take her for a drive whilst making the family panic. This was nothing like that, drugging her then keeping her a prisoner (considering what happened to his sister I was a little shocked) then toying with her family as they frantically search Chicago for her. 
Another really good read from the author. After reading her first book in this series I was eager to read more of this world. And boy did I ever. 
The emotions in this book are amazing, the backstory gives us why Miko is the way he is, but it also shows us that beauty can tame the beast. But I’ll have to admit I wanted to shoot Miko for most of the book! 
But if they make it, how can Miko forgive the family that killed his father? Surely it’s eye for an eye? 
And if she falls for the beast, how will her family take it? 
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Arc Review…. House of Dragons (Royal House Series) book 1 by K.A. Linde 👩🏻‍💻

House of Dragons (Royal House Series) book 1 by K.A. Linde

Description ……
Author K.A. Linde introduces the Royal Houses series with House of Dragons: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab.

Ten years ago, half-Fae, half human Kerrigan Argon was discreetly dropped off onto the steps of Draco Mountain with nothing but a note. Her life changes completely as she’s swept into the care of the House of Dragons—an elite training program for gifted Fae.

On the year of her seventeenth name day, each student will be chosen by one of the twelve tribes of Alandria to enter society.

Everyone is chosen, except Kerrigan.

So, she strikes a bargain with the Dragon Society: convince a tribe to select her or give up her birthright forever.

With the unlikeliest of allies—Fordham Ollivier, the cursed Fae prince, who escaped his dark throne—she has to chart her own destiny to reshape the world.

Publication date 13/10/2020

My Review……

I hadn’t heard of the authors that are compared to this book (but I did look on google and liked what I’d read) YA (Young Adult) books aren’t usually my thing, I’ve read a few, and they’ve been ok.
But I did like the back cover….. 
Twelve Tribes of Alandria had been split into four groups. The Society rules over everyone. 
Woodloch to the West, their magic is used for might (war)
Viland to the East, their magic is for the good of the people (medicine)
Moran to the South their magic is basically useless!!! 
And Tosin the magic they wield is for everyday tasks (efficiency)
Kerrigan hopes that when she’s selected her life will finally be better. But that doesn’t happen! She can’t understand why, but Kerrigan isn’t going to let non selection stop her from getting what she wants. 
Kerrigan has always had to fight for what she’s wanted. Being dumped as a baby was bad enough, but she’s half human, half Fae! The half breeds have been persecuted for as long as anyone can remember.
Fighting for money is the only way she can survive. But unlike most half breeds, Kerrigan can use all four elements of magic, she just doesn’t tell anyone. 
Kerrigan also has visions, not many, but enough to worry her! 
And she has an affinity with the dragons, she loves them and her, but she won’t miss cleaning them out! 
I liked her band of friends, they all seemed to lend something to the the book. And I’m hoping we get to see more of them through the series.
Prince Fordham Ollivier, is not a nice person, he looks down on Kerrigan, and with the slur of her birth constantly on his tongue. I really don’t like him! 
But with the hate/hate relationship between Kerrigan and Fordham, you know it’s going to change, and it does eventually….
That was a good read. The start of a series is always tricky, giving enough background without getting too bogged down, and leaving enough for future books. 
There are a lot of characters (loved the pronunciation of the characters in the front of the book) I did feel just a little overwhelmed remembering who was who and what they did (notes were needed) 😉
There are Red Masks (hate group who want half breeds and humans dead!)
Kerrigan is a fighter, I liked her spirit. Fordham is totally different from what I thought he’d be…. 
So without giving too much away, Kerrigan is facing choices at almost every turn. There are factions working to keep Kerrigan away from dragons. Her magic is unstable, but she’s working on that. Throw in dragons, danger, a few twists and the beginning of a love story and you have a pretty good read. 
It also ends on a little cliffhanger, so I’m definitely interested in the next book. 
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Arc Review….. Wolf Hunter Inquisition: The Freeing of Chiropteran by Miller Thomas 📱

Wolf Hunter Inquisition: The Freeing of Chiropteran by Miller Thomas 

Description….

Waking to a macabre world filled with thirst, Danny Roberts finds himself a thrall to a vampire calling herself Mistress, compelled to bend to her every whim. A member of an organization called the Shepherds, Mistress keeps humanity safe from wolves, those who would harm the innocent and threaten the ancient peace between humans and Vampires. But all is not what it seems. Change is coming, dark forces stir in the corners of reality, and time is growing short. Will Danny be able to overcome his own weakness and embrace his destiny or succumb to the power lurking in the shadows?

Only Time will tell… 
Publication date 4/10/2020
My Review….
That was a really good book,  just a little confusing in places. Lots of characters, and I’m not sure if they were all needed! In fact with everything that’s going on, it could have been made into a two books.    

Danny is now a vampire’s slave (known as a thrall) but not just any thrall, Danny seems to have retained his own mind, and that’s never been heard of before. So his “mistress” can keep him and he can help her chase down “Wolves”  He doesn’t remember how he was “turned”, but he can’t be around people, and certainly not his friend and partner Sophia.    Sophia is his detective partner, she’s always worried about him, but now he’s a vampire he can’t associate with her, he needs to disappear…..   
Mistress is a head Shepherd, it’s a vampire council that monitor the humans, (Sheep) and when the Wolves (killer humans) start killing off the humans (a vampire can’t have his food source killed off, they have to eat) then the vampires call for the Wolf Hunters.  
Mistress is going to train Danny to be her apprentice.    

There is a lot of conflicting emotions coming from Mistress, she thinks the vampires are superior. And reading all her abilities I have to agree, but spending time with Danny, you see her softening towards him. I think she admires him, she also treats him like a child and talks to him like a mother would her son.    
After dispatching the latest serial killer, Mistress and Danny are then dispatched to L.A. chasing down this killer is proving a little more tricker.    

Danny also has learn to harness his “Will”, (the power to change and control his body, his appearance and to influence others) that’s only one of his gifts.  He also learns he can tolerate sunshine, the more he drinks, the more he can tolerate. But there is also a side to the blood taken, you can’t kill a “sheep” or the blood can have bad repercussions!    

This book is more gothic horror than romance. And a really good murder/mystery thrown in. There is something else going on in the background, can Danny and Mistress figure it out? I must admit it, I got drawn in and that’s where I stayed till I finished.  The suspense is there, the action is thrown at you, and if I could I would have hid behind my fingers at some of the scenes.  

This would make an excellent film. And one I’d go and watch.  The interaction between Mistress and Danny felt a little stilted at first, then it flowed beautifully. Her sarcastic barbs thrown at Danny had to make me both chuckle and cringe for him.  Watching him grow into his new role was fascinating. In fact at one point I thought he would outgrow his mistress.    

Loved the interaction with the librarian Libby, she was quick, inquisitive and a font of knowledge.    

I read a lot of vampire literature, from Dracula to sparkly, Master to victim, hero and villain. But this was unlike anything I’ve read before. A new concept to an old genre.    
I’d happily recommend this book to anyone that fancies a book with “bite”   

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