Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review @danamariebell - Steel Beauty by Dana Marie Bell (Halle Pumas #4)




Steel Beauty
Halle Pumas #4
by Dana Marie Bell

Goodreads blurb:  She's everything a big bad wolf could want.

Coping with a devastating injury is hard enough for Belinda--Belle--Campbell. Forced separation from her destined mate while she heals is almost more than she can endure. Until she is strong enough to take up her duties as Luna of the Poconos Wolf Pack, however, the safest place for her is Halle. Now, after months of being alone, she is more than ready to be claimed. But is the pack ready for a Puma Luna?

Rick Lowell has waited long enough to bring Belle home where she belongs. He's aware of the danger, as well--and it isn't long before a bitch with an eye on Belle's position issues a challenge. The only way to put down the threat is for Belle to defeat the usurper in combat.

There's only one problem. Thanks to the pins in her broken hip, Belle can't shift. Without that tactical advantage, it won't be a fair fight. With his new mate's life on the line, Rick is forced to make a decision that will change everything.

That is, if Belle gives him the chance to make it.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, lots of doggie (or is that kitty?) style and some songs Rick will never want to hear again. Ever. 


About the Author:  Dana Marie Bell wrote her first short story when she was thirteen years old. She attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts for creative writing, where freedom of expression was the order of the day. When her parents moved out of the city and placed her in a Catholic high school for her senior year she tried desperately to get away, but the nuns held fast, and she graduated with honors despite herself.

Dana has lived primarily in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, to be precise), with a brief stint on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. She lives with her soul-mate and husband Dusty, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I own the whole set!

The cover is definitely my favorite so far!  I love this type of cover where you have the beautiful beasts on the cover!

This is the 4th book in the series, and it is about 84 pages long.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence.  I highly recommend reading the series in order because it makes it so much better!!

This is Belle and Rick’s story of how the Alpha chooses a puma for his Luna!  I really like Belle, and she definitely had a hard time after all the trouble Livia caused.  She is a devoted friend to those she counts as her friends now.  She is still recovering from being hit by a car in the last book.  She definitely has her work cut out for her in her new pack!  Rick is struggling with some trouble in his pack.  He is trying to protect his Luna, but he makes some mistakes along the way!  Their story is packed with excitement!  I loved it!

I highly recommend to all shifter lovers who love a great story with a HEA!!!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of Figure of Speech!!!
See my review of The Wallflower!!!
See my review of Sweet Dreams!!!

See my review of A Cat Of A Different Color!!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review @JaneGodman - Wolf Slayer by Jane Godman (Arctic Brotherhood #4)




Wolf Slayer
Arctic Brotherhood #4
by Jane Godman

Goodreads blurb:  Kyle Madden is the cop in charge of the elite task force hunting a murderer known as the Cage Killer. He is also a werewolf and a member of the Arctic Brotherhood. When his team find one of the Cage Killer’s victims alive, Madden faces some tough choices. It emerges that the crazed killer is targeting werewolves. Will Madden be able to uphold his vow to keep the human and werewolf parts of his life separate?

Maria Delgardo knows she is lucky to be alive after escaping the clutches of a serial killer. Even so, her injuries are horrific and the murderer has made it clear he intends to finish the job. She only feels safe with Madden, the handsome cop who rescued her from captivity. Maria’s whole world is turned upside down when he tells her the reason why she was chosen by the Cage Killer.


About the Author:  Jane Godman writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne and SMP Swerve, thrillers for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and steamy historical and gothic romances. 

Jane also writes erotic romance as Amanda Stewart.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

This is the 4th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content.  I highly recommend reading the books in order because you will know the characters much better and past events are mentioned as the dreaded master keeps coming back!

This is my favorite book yet!  There was so much action with Madden dealing with the serial killer.  This book had it all werewolves, bad guys, mystery, intrigue, romance, and treachery!  Madden always gets the grief from his friends regarding his mirror, but he has some baggage that he keeps hidden.  Maria is epically strong with everything she has in her past and present.  They make a great duo!

This is a fabulous werewolf world based on Norse mythology, and it is definitely a blood thirsty world.  I loved this book the most!  Jane makes this world come alive!

I highly recommend to wolf shifters who fancy Norse mythology!!

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See my review of Ice Wolf (Book 1)
See my review of Shadow Wolf (Book 2)

See my review of Storm Wolf (Book 3)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review @danamariebell - Cat Of A Different Color by Dana Marie Bell (Halle Pumas #3)




Cat Of A Different Color
Halle Pumas #3
by Dana Marie Bell

Goodreads blurb:  He'll do whatever it takes to protect his mate.

Dr. Adrian Giordano is quite happy with the way his life is going. His two best friends are happily mated, and he's still sanely single. He has friends, a thriving business, and the occasional Saturday night date. Then Sheridan Montgomery comes to town. His inner Puma responds to the husky-voiced snow princess in a way that tells him his life is about to be turned upside down. Sheri can't believe her luck could be this bad. Instinct tells her Adrian is her mate, but the last thing she wants to do is drag him into her messy life. She's on the run from a big bad wolfan-ex who wont take no for an answer. Worse, if he catches her, he's got the teeth (and the Pack ) to take what he wants. She doesn't stand a chance alone, but with her friends and the persistent Adrian by her side, she might just survive. If her ex doesn;t eat the yummy Dr. Giordano for lunch, that is.

Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, a handsome, dark-eyed shifter and a couple of bites to remember.  


About the Author:  Dana Marie Bell wrote her first short story when she was thirteen years old. She attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts for creative writing, where freedom of expression was the order of the day. When her parents moved out of the city and placed her in a Catholic high school for her senior year she tried desperately to get away, but the nuns held fast, and she graduated with honors despite herself.

Dana has lived primarily in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, to be precise), with a brief stint on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. She lives with her soul-mate and husband Dusty, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I own the whole set!

The cover is okay, but I prefer when the animals are present on the cover!

This is the 3rd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content.  This book is about 89 pages long and a quick read!  The main character is attacked, and it is described, and those readers sensitive to attacks concerning rape type senarios should be aware prior to reading.  This is my second time reading and loving this story!

This is Adrian and Sheri’s story!  Sheri just moved to town because of her abusive ex boyfriend.  She is hoping for safety in numbers.  She has amazing strength because of her albinism she is considered legally blind and her ex boyfriend is vile.  Adrian and Sheri realize they are mates, but initially, they think they are going to avoid the pull.  Adrian is very protective of his Pride members, and it comes with a new job!  They also get help from the Poconos Pack!  This was another action packed read with an awesome HEA ending!  

I highly recommend to all shifter fans who love action and HEAs!

Interested in reading???
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See my review of Figure of Speech!!!
See my review of The Wallflower!!!

See my review of Sweet Dreams!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Release @valeromance - Broken Magic by Catherine Vale (Worlds of Magic #1)




Broken Magic
Worlds of Magic #1
by Catherine Vale

Goodreads blurb:  Dragons, mages, witches and the weirdest creatures you'll ever meet. 

Ever since Alice Stark's parents disappeared unexpectedly, she has been on a mission to find them. Her search has taken her to strange worlds of magic and mayhem and to dangerous realms filled with mythical beasts and dark magic creatures.

Her next adventure will be unlike any other before...

When Alicia finds herself stuck in an unusual world called Wonderland, she is forced to fight her way out. With her magic suddenly useless, it will take more than spell-work to survive. She will have to risk everything if she wishes to defeat the dark power that controls the world and her destiny.

Broken Magic is the gripping first story in the Worlds of Magic Series. If you enjoy stories filled with enchanting creatures, otherworldly monsters, inhuman allies, and a dash of romance in a fantasy setting, purchase a copy of this book! This story was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. 

"Incredible characters with a fun throwback to Alice in Wonderland! Absolutely loved this story and can't wait to read more from this author!" - Janice Donaldson
★★★★★

"This is a really different kind of fantasy story and I loved every bit of it! Fresh story, captivating characters and a fast paced adventure set in a beautifully strange world. One of my favorite reads this year." - Hannah L.
★★★★★ 


About the Author:  Catherine Vale has been writing fiction for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until she wrote her very first paranormal romance story that she found herself hooked on the raw, edgy love affair of shifters, vampires and other dominant alpha males and the captivating women that love them.

Catherine Vale writes both contemporary and paranormal romance for readers who are willing to take a walk on the wild side of love.  Her stories always include powerful alpha males, smart and sassy heroines and a happily-ever-after (even if she often put her characters through hell to get there!)

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My Thoughts – 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, (but I have already bought my own copy) but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!!

The cover is very cool!  I like it!

This is the first book in the series!

This is an interesting new world!  My only disappointment is that there was no romance, but I’m hoping that changes in the next book.  There were some slow parts for me with the world building, but this happens in new worlds.  I definitely think it is going to grow and getter better as Grayson and Alicia’s relationship grows.  There is the mystery of looking for Alicia’s parents, and she ends up in a world similar to Alice’s Wonderland.  Alicia fights for others which makes me admire her.  Grayson had some moments where he needed to be slapped and have his eyes opened.  In the end, he made up for his mistakes.  The faeries were interesting characters.  I can’t wait to see what Alicia and Grayson get themselves into next!

I recommend to all paranormal fans who like interesting worlds mixed with witches, mages, shifters, magic, and more!  I can’t wait for more!

Interested in reading???

See my reviews of other books by Catherine Vale
Magic Fire (Shifting Magic #1)
Magic Burn (Shifting Magic #2)
Bearly Magic (Order of Protection #1)
On the Prowl (Jagged Lovers #1)
On the Move (Jagged Lovers #2)
On the Edge (Jagged Lovers #3)
Her Two Bears (Her Two Bears #1)
Bear the Heat (Bear Instincts #1)
A Taste of Honey (Taste of Honey #1)
Tigers Tango (Guardian Shifter #1)
Double Trouble (Her Two Bears #2)
Awakening the Bear (Taste of Honey #2)







 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review @MillyTaiden - Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden (A.L.F.A. #1)




Elemental Mating
A.L.F.A. #1
by Milly Taiden

Goodreads blurb:  Their existence was a secret the government stumbled upon. In exchange for continued autonomy, the paranormals entered an alliance with the government. Now they are A.L.F.A.: Alpha League Federal Agency, sworn to protect and serve humanity.

Brilliant scientist Melinda Caster has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that stimulates synaptic growth in embryos, causing neuron development beyond normal human levels. Way beyond, like ESP-levels of cognitive abilities. When the lab is broken into, Melinda realizes that someone has been keeping tabs on her research and wants it for themselves. A happy accident destroys critical data before it can fall into the wrong hands, but unfortunately that makes Melinda and her perfect memory a target.

A.L.F.A sends in jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel to discover who is after the virus and why. The beautiful scientist acts like catnip to his senses and throws his mating instincts into overdrive. And then she disappears along with the only sample of the virus…. Now Parish must canvas the darkest areas of the supernatural underground to rescue Melinda, and what he discovers is beyond a paranormal’s worst nightmare. 


About the Author:  Milly Taiden (also writes as April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean (to her) known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop.

She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and JIMMY THOMAS covers!!!

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I will be adding this to my collection in the future!

The cover is awesome, and it is also my favorite kind of shifter cover because it shows both forms of beautiful beasts!

This is the first book in a new series!  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.  For whatever reason that is beyond me, this is my first time reading Milly’s work yet I own 35 of her books on my kindle.  I am going to have to get to work reading them because I know they will be good; it’s why I bought them all.  At any rate, I collect her books!

I couldn’t put the book down.  It was exciting, and I didn’t know what was going to happen next.  I was knocked for a loop several times because I didn’t see it coming.  Melinda is interesting because she was held back by her family and their beliefs when she had to abide by their rules.  She realized that she wasn’t really learning the facts from her family, and she became a student of facts, then a scientist and researcher.  She had some bumps along the way which we will call her baggage.  Hamel is the sexy agent under cover, and he has his work cut out of him with Melinda and her brain.  Their adventure had me pulled into the story, and I loved every moment.  I don’t want to give anything away, but if you love adventurous shifter books…you should read this!

I highly recommend to any shifter fan who wants action and a HEA in the end!!

Interested in reading???

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Cover Reveal - Beta's Mark Anthology by many fabulous authors!!!

BETA'S MARK ANTHOLogy
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Second to the Alpha, but always first in her heart, these stories will tug at your heart strings, steam up your kindle, and leave you panting for more.

Nine USA Today and International Best-Selling authors have created intriguing worlds where the Alpha’s second, is a position of respect and power. Wolves, cats, foxes, and other predators will fight their way through the human world and claim their true mates.

Featuring: Krista Ames, Nicole Morgan, Gracie Meadows, Bethan Shaw, Khloe Wren, Laura Hawks, Tamsin Baker, Sydney Lea, and Scarlett J Rose.



Nook: coming soon...


A Lion's Claim by: Sydney Lea
Beta Trials by: Gracie Meadows
Megan’s Mate by: Tamsin Baker
Paxson: Call of the Beta by: Krista Ames
Night Falls by: Nicole Morgan
Protective Instincts by: Khloe Wren
Egyptian Destiny by: Laura Hawks
Protected by the Beta by: Bethany Shaw
Beta Down by: Scarlett J Rose

A Lion's Claim by Sydney Lea

Cameron Murdock has returned to Avalon Bay and is ready to take on the role as his Pride’s Beta, only to discover that the new shifter in town is none other than his mate. Only problem is she has no idea who or what she is.

Hailey James moved to Avalon Bay in search of a quiet life. If only she had known when Mr tall, dark and dreamy walked in, her whole world would change.

Now, with a group of hunters moving to break the treaty, and an unexpected surprise, Cameron will have to go to extraordinary lengths to stake his Lion’s claim.

Beta Trials by Gracie Meadows

It’s been a while since Wilder Monrow has been back home. Being a Liger made it difficult for him to be a part of the pride he grew up with. But when his best friend Rowdy Avans took Alpha, he is needed to come back and help with the Beta Trials. Making sure everything is a fair fight should be easy. But when a serious of accidents and a murder take place it set’s Wilder beast on edge. Oh, and the feisty blonde who has his body stirring in the process doesn’t help much either, as she is non-other than the Alpha’s baby sister.

Harper has fought tooth and claw for what she wanted in life. And what she wanted was to sit in the corner, read a book and not have anyone bother her. Well unless that someone was Wilder, the crush she had since she was a little girl. Now he’s back, stirring up her lioness in ways she knows she shouldn’t be. And during this all, she needs to be mindful as she is being watched by everyone, and she, in turn, is watching them.

The compound is on riled up as the trials keep going on, but at what cost? Will Wilder be able to keep Rowdy safe during the events? Can Harper pull in her animal in time before she does something she might regret? And when it all ends, who will remain victorious?

Megan’s Mate by Tamsin Baker

Alpha born female, Megan Nox, has a birthmark which should match her perfect mate's, yet no Alpha male in the Greensborough pack has that same mark. Her fated mate must be outside the pack and Megan is convinced he will be at the upcoming Spring Festival.

Lucas Noll is a Beta in the Robinvale pack which uses and abuses their underlings. The pack to which he is devoted, which should protect him, but which cut the birthmark from his belly. The mark to identify him to his mate. Megan is his mate. He knows it and she feels it, but without the proof, and Lucas’s own feelings of inadequacy, how are they ever going to be together?

Paxson: Call of the Beta by Krista Ames

Piper Halliday only wanted to get away from her every day, run of the mill, swamped life for a little vacation. What better way than staying in a cabin hidden away from the world, until she no longer feels safe.

Paxson Rivers led a quiet existence in the Windsor Woods. However, his days were numbered. He knew the moment she arrived and he couldn’t help but want her, he just didn’t know why. Linking to a human was against everything he’d ever known or understood.

When Paxson is forced to move in and protect Piper, will she accept her place in the pack or die fighting what she doesn’t understand?

Night Falls (Racinitine Pack 1) by Nicole Morgan

Paul Holton is the leader of the Racinitine Pack. Rising to his position from bloodline and destiny hadn’t been easy for the strong willed young man. Having sacrificed many of the things his kind long for in their reticent existence, Paul knew all he forfeited had been for the greater good.

Kinzey Sloane had been finding ways to get herself into trouble ever since she was a rambunctious young child. Now a reporter for the small press, The Grand Lake Gazette, she was determined to make a name for herself no matter what it costs.

When Paul crosses paths with the tenacious and gorgeous red head, Kinzey he knows he’s in trouble. Not only can he see the fire in her, but he can feel it as well. But when Kinzey gets too close to his secrets, he is faced with making a choice that could not only change his world, but the only life his pack has ever known.

Protective Instincts by Khloe Wren

Having a baby is never as simple as it sounds.

Getting snatched off the street wasn’t what Tina had in mind when she said she wanted a break from her over protective mate. And at eight and half months pregnant, she has no chance of fighting him off.

When Connor senses Tina's pain, he knows she’s gone into labor early. But he still has no idea where she is, or who’s with her. With his mate in danger and his Leap threatened, Connor's protective instincts surge into overdrive as he faces down an enemy he didn't see coming.

Protected by the Beta by Bethany Shaw

Essex Baker’s bloodline was hunted down and murdered when he was a small child. He is the last werewolf in the Baker pack and has a constant target on his back. Taken in by a North American pack that protects those pursued by evil, he has worked his way up the ranks to the position of beta. He has trained with MYTHS agents and is committed to protecting humans and supernaturals alike from the evils in the world. When witch, Haven Carson, is brought to the pack for protection, the need to keep her safe overpowers him. The same warlocks that murdered his family are chasing her. She too is the last of her coven. Haven’s essence calls to his wolf in a way that no woman ever has. She is his mate, but she’s harboring a dark secret, one that could destroy Essex.

Haven Carson is on the run. A madman is chasing her and intent on killing her. With nowhere else to turn, she asks her estranged adoptive father for help. He sends her to a little town in Tennessee to a man named Essex Baker. Being around Essex calls to something buried deep inside her. It scares her but also intrigues her.

She doesn’t believe in love. It is cruel and she’s seen firsthand how it can betray a person. Still, there is something about him that draws her in no matter how hard she tries to fight it. Secrets surround her and the more she is around Essex the more things begin to come to light.

Can she trust the man her heart desires or is he a part of the problem and helping the man determined to kill her?

Egyptian Destiny: The Weight of her Feather by Laura Hawks

Archeologist Lyra Mayet has uncovered more than she bargained for when she finds the tomb of Horemheb's daughter, Namire. Hidden inside is the key that holds the balance of good.

Anubis' second, Asim has been given the mission by the Egyptian God's to retrieve the Feather of Justice before Set's followers destroy it and bring about a world of chaos.

Teaming up, the two race to reacquire the Feather from Chao's hands before it's too late. Will they succeed or will the world succumb to the Evil waiting to arise?

Beta Down by: Scarlett J. Rose

The Veil between worlds has broken. Otherkin - the Fae, Shifters, Vampires, have all invaded our world, taking slaves, destroying the world as we knew it.

Now, Humans struggle to survive in a world that is no longer theirs to rule. War with the Otherkin has taken so much. What will it take for peace? Harmony? Unity? Sanctuary?

For Jay, A human woman surviving in this harsh new life, it comes in the form of a wounded shifter, Bolt.


But will their people tear them apart, or will they find some way to be together as the Fates intended?