Friday, June 23, 2017

Review @DBReynoldsWrite @Bellebooks - Kato by D.B. Reynolds (Stone Warriors #2)




Kato
Stone Warriors #2
by D.B. Reynolds

Goodreads blurb:  It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until...

Kato Amadi...born of darkest sorcery, unstoppable on the battlefield, his magic is as deadly as his blade. But not even magic could save him from vicious betrayal. Trapped for millennia in darkness and silence, he is freed at last, only to find himself in the middle of a battle against the very beasts of hell he was created to destroy.

Grace Van Allen is a scholar of ancient languages who toils in the dim recesses of a museum basement with only a beautiful stone warrior to keep her company. But when Grace calls upon her silent warrior to help her translate an obscure new language, she breaks the ancient curse holding him prisoner...and frees three deadly demons to rampage through her city.

Tracking demons is what Kato was born to do, but he’ll need Grace’s help. And when they discover that Kato’s enemy is still alive and still plotting against him, their hunt takes a dangerous turn, one that might just prove fatal for both of them...   


About the Author:  D.B. Reynolds is the award-winning author of the popular Vampires in America series, as well as other paranormal fiction. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. 

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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 2nd book in a spin-off from Vampires in America.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content.  I highly recommend reading this series in order, but I also highly recommend reading Vampires in America because you will understand this world better and Nick.  Of course, the characters and world will be much richer too!

As always in D.B. Reynolds work, this is action packed, vivid, and just awesome!  She is one of my favorite authors.  I love all the attitudes and snark to puts into all of her characters as well as their fierce loyalty and love.

Kato has an amazing story just on his own, but you add Grace, and it is just magical.  In the beginning, they keep reading more into what each other say, but they come together quickly and are an unstoppable team.  I love how they both jump in to stand for each other, if they think someone is insulting the other.  They are all family (Nick, Kato, Grace, Damian, and Casey) which endears them to me more with each book.  This book has warriors, mages, demons, magic, curses, love, and more!

I highly recommend this book and series to all paranormal fans who want a fantastic story that has everything you want!  I can’t wait to see what D.B. comes up with next!

Interested in reading???

See my other reviews for this series!!!
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review @JaneGodman - Ice Wolf by Jane Godman (Arctic Brotherhood #1)




Ice Wolf
Arctic Brotherhood #1
by Jane Godman

Goodreads blurb:  They are the Arctic Brotherhood.

They are deadly fighters, fierce protectors and loyal mates.

Elliott Wilder is a mild mannered Alaskan college professor. Wilder craves the things most people find boring. Seclusion. Monotony. Anonymity. But what Wilder craves most of all is the thing he can’t have… memory loss. Four hundred years ago, Wilder and the other members of the Arctic Brotherhood were captured and tortured by the leader of the Siberian werewolves. Wilder is still haunted by memories of that night, when he wasn’t able to protect his leader.

Now the Siberian wolf is on the loose and seeking revenge. Not only must Wilder lead the brotherhood, he must fight the attraction he feels toward its newest recruit, Jenny Piper. Jenny offers Wilder a glimpse of the life he can’t have. As the brotherhood races against time to save humanity from the horror their enemies unleashed on the world, Wilder must reach inside himself to find the leader the brotherhood needs and the mate Jenny craves.


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 - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked 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 have already bought the next book too!

The cover is great because it is my favorite style having both beasts on the cover!

This is the first book in the series, and also my first time reading Jane’s work!  This is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I love this new world and how it is tied to Norse mythology!  Jane does a fantastic job building her world and pulling you in.  I really enjoyed reading, and I sometimes have problems with the first book in a series where it is slow because of world building but not a problem in this book.

Jenny is an awesome lead.  She has a tragic past, but she doesn’t let it define her.  She is strong and pretty amazing.  Wilder has issues too, but it is related to PTSD.  He has made himself a hermit of sorts.  These two together are sizzling, and it is an action packed story!  I couldn’t put it down.

I recommend this book to shifter fans especially if you like Norse mythology!  I can’t wait to see what comes next!!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review @saradobie - Bite Somebody Else by Sara Dobie Bauer (Bite Somebody #2)




Bite Somebody Else
Bite Somebody #2
by Sara Dobie Bauer

Goodreads blurb:  Imogene helped her newbie vampire friend Celia hook up with an adorable human, but now Celia has dropped an atomic bomb of surprise: she has a possibly blood-sucking baby on the way. Imogene is not pleased, especially when a mysterious, ancient, and annoyingly gorgeous vampire historian shows up to monitor Celia's unprecedented pregnancy.

Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III is everything Imogene hates: posh, mannerly, and totally uninterested in her. Plus, she thinks he's hiding something. So what if he smells like a fresh garden and looks like a rich boarding school kid just begging to be debauched? Imogene has self-control. Or something.

As Celia's pregnancy progresses at a freakishly fast pace, Imogene and Nicholas play an ever-escalating game of will they or won't they, until his sexy maker shows up on Admiral Key, forcing Nicholas to reveal his true intentions toward Celia's soon-to-arrive infant. 


About the Author:  Sara Dobie Bauer is a writer, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She spends most days at home in her pajamas as a book nerd and sex-pert for SheKnows.com. Her short story, "Don't Ball the Boss," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, inspired by her shameless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she'd really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is the author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody, among other ridiculously entertaining things. 

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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 have bought my own copy of this book…well the whole series because it is awesome!!

The cover is cartoonish, and it goes with the theme from book 1!  I like it a lot!

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence.  I highly recommend reading the series in order because it is just outstanding humor, and you will be missing out if you don’t!  The characters are just awesome….all of them!!!

This is Imogene’s story, but all of our favorites are in this book too!  There is tons going on in the book with the baby, and the specialist and all the drama he brings with him.  Imogene and Nicholas are explosive together in so many ways.  Of course this book has just as much humor as book 1 did which makes me love it!  Sara does a fantastic job weaving her tail full of adventure, debauchery, humor, and yes treachery.  I couldn’t book the book down!

I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole to any vamp lovers who loves humor mixed in perfectly!  I hope I don’t have to wait long for the next book because I can’t wait to read it!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review @saradobie - Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer (Bite Somebody #1)




Bite Somebody
Bite Somebody #1
by Sara Dobie Bauer

Goodreads blurb:  “Do you want to be perfect?”

That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.

What she needs to do—according to her moody vampire friend Imogene—is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.

When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb.

Just when Celia starts to believe Ian may be the fairy tale ending she always wanted, her jerk of a creator returns to town, which spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved.

“Witty banter and hot sexy-times make BITE SOMEBODY sparkle in all the right ways.”
—Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger series

“BITE SOMEBODY is the Pretty in Pink of vampire stories; fun, self-consciously retro, and not afraid to be goofy. Sara Dobie Bauer knows how to keep a reader smiling.”
—Christopher Buehlman, author of Those Across the River


About the Author:  Sara Dobie Bauer is a writer, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She spends most days at home in her pajamas as a book nerd and sex-pert for SheKnows.com. Her short story, "Don't Ball the Boss," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, inspired by her shameless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she'd really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is the author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody, among other ridiculously entertaining things. 

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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 because I wanted to start the series from the beginning, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is cartoonish, but I really like it!

This is the first book in the series, and my first time reading Sara’s work!  This book is for adults only due to the murder, mayhem, and steamy content.

Wow, I wasn’t expecting to love this book like I do!  It was perfect with its “There’s Something About Mary” humor vampire style where everything that can go wrong does but making you laugh along the way.  This is how Celia and Ian’s relationship is.  I love all the 80s and 90s movie references too!  There is definitely some mystery with the deaths, but I don’t want to give anything away.  It was an awesome ending, but also left you an ending that makes you want to read the next book even more!

Sara does a fantastic job pulling you into Celia’s life and her story!  I loved every page and couldn’t put it down!

I highly recommend this book to vampire fans who want a humorous story about an awkward new vampire!  Off to read book 2!!!  I can’t wait!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review @LdyDisney - New Moon by Lisa Kessler (Moon #8)




New Moon
Moon #8
by Lisa Kessler

Goodreads blurb:  Sometimes Fate plays dirty... 

Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is an enigma. He lives alone, works alone, and will die alone. But the night he’s attacked by a female werewolf, nothing will ever be the same. And when his young niece is kidnapped, Sebastian, the deadliest assassin Nero has ever produced, will be forced to choose a side...

Isabelle Wood has never taken the easy path. As a bounty hunter and now a bitten werewolf without a mate, she’s searching for answers to her father’s disappearance while helping to lead an Alphaless Pack. The night she gets the opportunity to take out their enemy, with her blade at his throat, her wolf discovers her mate in the last person she can be with.


About the Author:  Wow! Goodreads just asked me for my city of birth and date of death... What if I could answer that? Would I live life differently if I knew for sure how much longer I had left?

Interesting thought.

That's generally how my writer brain works. I've been dreaming up stories since I was in elementary school. My first book was titled "The Wonders of Unicorn Creek" and my publisher was Dehesa elementary school.

Since then, I've published numerous short stories in anthologies and magazines. My story, "Immortal Beloved" was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award and was recently re-released in the "Dead Souls" anthology, along with a follow-up never-before-published story, "Subito Piano".

My debut novel, Night Walker, was released in 2012 and won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-SciFi-Horror. Night Walker also won the Romance Through the Ages in the Best Paranormal and Best First Book categories.

Since then, Night Thief and Night Demon have been released. The final book, Night Child will be released in March of 2014.

In the meantime,I have a new series beginning in July 2013 with Moonlight, Book 1 in the Moon Series.

I also post news and short stories on my Blog, so feel free to stop by for a read. http://Lisa-Kessler.com

Paranormal tales are my favorite and I tend toward the dark side. Join me? 

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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 have bought my own copy of this book and already have the rest of the series!

The cover is good, but it would be better with his beast as well!

This is the 8th book in the series, but it is the first one I’m reading.  I’m not sure what is wrong with me, but I haven’t read any of Lisa’s books before now.  The sad part is I own this whole series.  I do plan to fix this problem in the future.  This is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content.

Isabelle is pretty amazing especially that she can see past another’s shady past and make her own decision on his current actions and trust him.  Sebastian seems to have a very twisted past thanks to his daddy.  I couldn’t put this book down.  There is tons of action, back story, and a demented daddy.  I loved all of the connections that this book brings to light.

I highly recommend to any shifter fan who loves a good complex storyline with plenty of action!  I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Review @DanicaWinters - Once a Gypsy by Danica Winters (Irish Traveller #1)




Once a Gypsy
Irish Traveller #1
by Danica Winters
Blurb:  Thrilling and romantic, Once a Gypsy starts a brand new series from award-winning author Danica Winters.

“A haunting and fresh voice in paranormal romance. Be prepared for Danica Winters to ensnare you in her dark and seductive world.”―Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series and 2016 Double-Nominated RITA® Finalist

Even for a clairvoyant, the future is never a sure thing.

Helena has always struggled to fit in with her Irish Traveller family. It’s not just her opposition to getting married or her determination to attend university; Helena also has one talent that sets her apart from the rest of her clan―the gift of the Forshaw, the ability to see the future.

Graham is the groundskeeper at a manor in Adare, Ireland. Though the estate appears idyllic, it holds dark secrets, and despite his own supernatural gifts, Graham can’t solve Adare Manor’s problems by himself. Desperate for help, Graham seeks out a last resort: Helena, whose skills are far greater than even she knows.

When he promises to teach her to control her powers, Helena resists, afraid both of the damage her abilities might do and her increasing attraction to the handsome groundskeeper. Her entire way of life is at risk: Any involvement, especially romantic, with non-Travellers like Graham is forbidden. But Helena’s future is anything but certain, and fate has other plans for her family, her powers, and her relationship with Graham.


About the Author:  Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing).  She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked 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!

This is the first book in the series. 

This is an interesting read because I’ve never read a book about gypsies and Forshaw before.  This book took quite a while to develop, and as it sometimes happens, it was a little slow at times to build the world and characters.  I do not think this could be avoided.  It didn’t have as much action as I like, but I enjoyed reading it.  Helena is an interesting woman stuck between the world she knows and what she wants.  She doesn’t want to be a possession, and she thinks she is worth more.  I love her fighting spirit and caring heart.  Graham is like Helena, and they connect.  There is foresight, magic, murder, spirit, and more.  I think this series will get better and better.

Anyone who enjoys Irish folklore, spirits, and magic will enjoy reading this book!  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!

Interested in reading??

See my review of The Nymph's Labyrinth!!!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review @kalayna - Twice Dead by Kalayna Price (Haven #2)




Twice Dead
Haven #2
by Kalayna Price

Goodreads blurb:  Newly undead shifter-turned-vampire Kita Nekai is coming to grips with the reality that her cat has not awakened since her change. What she needs is a little time to adjust to her new liquid diet and the increasingly complex attraction to her sire, Nathanial. What she gets is a headless harlequin.

With the body count rising, Kita is dragged into a dangerous game of vampire politics. Her involvement draws the attention of an ancient vampire known as the Collector who has a penchant for acquiring the unusual—like a pureblood shifter-turned vampire. Kita still has unfinished business of her own and finds herself deeper in magical debt. It's a bad time to be a kitten who can't slip her skin... 


About the Author:  USA Today Bestselling author Kalayna Price writes the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books. Her works have been translated into several languages and are available (or have been contracted for release) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Poland, Russia, and Germany. Kalayna draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy, but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA, and an avid hula-hoop dancer who has been known light her hoop on fire.

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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 no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the scenes of violence and sexual imagery.  I highly recommend reading the books in order, so you have a better understanding of the characters and what’s going on.

This series is definitely getting better!  Kita is an amazing lead with more strength than I would have considering her penchant for getting into loads of trouble without much effort.  It is like she is a magnet for it!  Though I really want to slap her and Nathanial, I keep expecting them to realize they have feelings for each other, but they keep screwing it up.  There is a time or two that I wanted to slap Nathanial, but you will have to read it to figure out where and why.  Of course there is tons of action, mystery, intrigue, and still quite a bit unknown about this world.  I can’t wait to learn more about the trouble Kita will get herself into and what she is capable of!

I recommend this book to any paranormal fan who like mystery and intrigue of an unknown world with a hybrid that we have no idea what she is capable of!!  You will find shifters, vampires, hybrid, skinwalkers, mages, necromancers, murder, death, treachery, magic, and more!!!


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