Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dance Away, Danger by Alexa Bourne

Dance Away, Danger by Alexa Bourne

     Sensible dance instructor Tessa Gage likes her life organized, risk-free and on her own terms. When her cop brother goes missing, his crooked partner tries to kill her, and a handsome stranger claims he’s come to protect her, she’s forced to leave her comfort zone. With more dance and business sense than survival skills and no idea who to trust, Tessa has no choice but to rely on this man who’d rather be anywhere but by her side. 

    When carefree carpenter Matt Rylan gets a late night call from an Army buddy who once saved his life, he finds himself where he never again wanted to be—responsible for someone else. Honor demands Matt cooperate, but he never expects his simple babysitting job to test the limits of his self-control. Nor does he expect it to explode into a race against time for his very freedom. 

    As Tessa and Matt get closer to the truth, and to each other, Tessa learns to step outside the safety of her world to help set the wheels of justice in motion. For Matt, supporting this courageous woman suddenly becomes everything to him. Yet, his biggest challenge remains sharing his closed-off heart with her before the danger silences them both forever. 

Star Rating: Four Stars
Review:   I don't normally read romances from this genre, because it's normally the same old song and dance with each book. But this totally blew me away, with the detail and emotions of the characters.
   The insecurities that Tessa feels and the bravery that she learns are very well written. I don't go for the weak female character, the one who sits there and goes with whatever the male character has to say, it seriously rankles me. But this was done in such a way that it didn't make Tessa weak. Yes, she isn't a very outgoing person, more introverted and reclusive, but she pulled on her big girl panties when she realized her brother was in danger. 
    Matt was also well written and even though I wanted to punch him at the end when he leaves, he more than makes up for it in the end. Not too mention who doesn't love a guy who even though a friend hasn't spoken to them in years, calls him asking him to take care of his sister he immediately drops his vacation plans and mans up. And even though he is a former military he doesn't come across as a macho meathead either.
     As for the bad guys =__= Man did I EVER want to kick them in the family jewels! (if they'd had any that is)
      All in all I can't wait for the next book in the series, hopefully it's Tessa's brother. **HINT, HINT**

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beauty and The Brigadier by DL Jackson

Beauty and The Brigadier by DL Jackson
                  When the Cold War meets apple pie, sparks fly. 
      Brigadier General Eli Wells needs a date, but he’s not been out socially since his wife passed two years before. The lack of a personal life is making him unbearable to be around and the staff has even begun to call him the beast behind his back. 
      When he asks his Aide-De Damp to find him a date for a special party, his best friend—and post commander overhears the conversation and sees an opening to help Eli out of his slump. Together, the lieutenant and major general enlist the help of Madam Eve in hopes that Eli will agree to the setup. Heaven knows, someone needs to get him to relax. 
      Anya Volkov’s modeling days are over. At the suggestion of her former agent and only friend, she elects to try an internet dating service called 1Night Stand. The first time she meets General Eli Wells, she knows he’s everything she asked for and more, but he also seems to be holding back and testing her. Can she get him to loosen up and take a chance, or will the date be over before it starts?

Star Rating: Five Stars
Review:  Finding love can often be one of the hardest things that one can ever embark on. Then to lose it after 30 years together...... devastating.
   Then to unwittingly sign up for a dating service and attempt to find another person that you click with, let alone letting go of any guilt or grief that you are stilling holding onto from your loved one...
    What about trying to finally LIVE your life after years of dedicating yourself to your career. Taking the leap to find someone to share the rest of your years with, and find something to fill your spare time with...Daunting task to say the least.
   Brigadier General Eli Willows and Anya Volkov both decide, or rather are thrown into a one night stand. Eli by his fellow officers and friends who want himt o finally find someone to help him be happy again in his final years.
   Anya is referred to Madame Eve by her friend and ex manager, and needing something and someone to help fill her time, decides to sign up. Never imagining what lays in store for her when she fills out the  questionnaire.
   What follows is a surprising mix of stubbornness, sass, and smexy!
   I've read several of DL Jackson's books and I can honestly say that each one is unique and a genuine great read. I can't wait to read more from this author.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Adrenaline Rush by Rebecca Royce

Adrenaline Rush by Rebecca Royce

     Ace Hudson has worked for his brother, Draco, at Powers, Inc. since it opened. Spending his days trying to balance his job with taking care of his teenage brother, Lael, he uses his nights to overcome the overabundance of adrenaline in his body that makes him lose control. He also happens to have a secret crush on a celebrity chef who makes home-cooked meals look sexier than they have a right to be. 
       Alice Styles runs an empire based on her ability to make people want to eat what she cooks. When she’s nearly killed on live television in a situation straight out of one of her childhood nightmares, she reluctantly asks Ace Hudson to help keep her safe.
      Starting out with instant dislike and finding their way to mutual pleasure, Ace and Alice do not have an easy path to love. But their egos and personal barriers are nothing compared to the looming threat just waiting for a moment to possess Alice.
Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: Book 2 of The Capes Series by Rebecca Royce.
     Growing up a huge comic book geek (Thanks Dad) and as a rabid book reader, this story grabbed my attention and shook me by the arms! Super Powers and trying to remain some sort of anonymity in our fast paced instant news world....
     HELLS YEAH!! Sign me up for Lois Lane!!
     The added betrayal, family issues, certain medical issues and the threat of death all make for a grab you by the shorties and get ready for a wild ride sort of sensation! Ms. Royce certainly delivered and then some, I wanted the story to never end, to continue on and on and on...  Unrealistic I know ^-^ But I was so thoroughly entangled in that snare the author loves to get their readers in, that beautiful fantasy world that any author who is good can create.
     The sheer stubborness of Alice and Ace made me want to beat their heads in with a frying pan until the came to their senses. I for one cannot wait to read more of Ms. Royce's work, and most especially the next one in this series! 
    If you haven't picked up this author then you should, you can follow her on facebook, on her author page, decadent publishing discussion group, or fated desires publishing. And before you start this book, pick up Book 1 of The Capes Seductive Powers and learn about Ace's brother Draco. 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Predator's Refuge by Rosanna Leo

Predator's Refuge (Gemini Island Shifters 3) by Rosanna Leo

Lynx shifter Marci Lennox has worked at the shifter-friendly Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort all her adult life. It’s more a home to her than a job. When her boss goes on vacation, putting her in charge, Marci is thrilled. Finally a chance to prove she has the mettle to run a resort.

Her confidence is shaken when new employee Anton Gaspar appears. One look at the mysterious tiger shifter spells trouble for Marci and for her sex-crazed lynx. Anton is judgmental, condescending, and a little misogynistic. Unfortunately, Marci’s lynx thinks his tiger is more delicious than an oversized bag of Maltesers.

It becomes difficult for Marci to remain neutral near Anton, especially when she learns of his troubling past and unusual family circumstances. However, when dangerous incidents occur on the resort, the lynx woman and tiger man join forces to combat the threat to the lodge and its guests.
Harder still is the quest to combat their explosive feelings for one another. As they explore their mutual passion, they realize the danger at the resort is more insidious than they ever envisioned. Their dreams, their love, and their very lives are at stake. 

Author Bio

Rosanna Leo is a multi-published author with Liquid Silver Books. She has her degree in history and literature, as well as in classical singing. Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, her favorite things are her family, dusty libraries, and Nutella. Rosanna loves it when the geeky, awkward girl gets the hot guy, and has made it her mission to see this happen in her books as much as possible. You can find all her books at www.lsbooks.com .  Rosanna's blog is www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com. 

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Star Rating: Five Stars

Review: I fell in love with Marci and Anton from page one, I simply could not get enough of them. This is the first book that I've read by Ms. Leo, and WOW what a doozy!!
  Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of losing myself on Gemini Island and its shifters!

   I definitely loved the whole idea of an island resort for troubled teen shifters, I mean we have them in the human world why not the shifter too, right! Plus it's not something that I've ever read about before, and for me that's saying something. I love to read, and I read....A LOT!
   But back to the review!
   Marci comes across as a self assured woman who know what she wants and is  confident  in her abilities to attain it. Even though her sex crazed lynx wants nothing more than to jump every single male on the island.
   Until Anton shows up that is...
   Anton presents a confident male who's tried time and time again to rise above  the horridness of his past. He comes to Gemini Island thinking its the perfect place to remake himself, and at the same time help others as well.
    But then he catches a whiff of a certain lynx in heat....
    Add to all this sexual tension (and boy is there a lot of it) ....someone is attacking young women on the island, almost killing them.
    Who is it, and will Marci and Anton be able to find the culprit before it's too late?

    OMG!!! Are you wondering what happens next? ^__^
Well dear fellow readers I am not one to spoil it, so you'll just have to buy the book and read it for yourselves.

     I for one will be buying the other two books in this Epic series, so I can revisit the island and its shifters until the next smoking book comes out!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hidden Destiny by Carrie Ann Ryan (Book 6 of The Redwood Pack Series)

Hidden Destiny by Carrie Ann Ryan
Book 6 of The Redwood Pack Series

    North Jamenson has always held his wolf closer to the surface then others. He’s the quiet one, one no one really knows about yet he holds the darkest secret. He’s watched his brothers find their mates and start families, and now it was his turn. He knows Lexi could be his and her son could be part of his family, but he doesn’t know if he’s ready to share the darkness that’s entwined with his soul.
    Lexi Anderson is a mother, a sister, a latent wolf, and a new member of the Redwood Pack. She’s also holding secrets so close to her heart she’s not even sure she knows the truth anymore. When North takes another step closer to wanting to cement their bond, Lexi must come to grips with her past and what it means for her future. The Centrals’ war isn’t over yet and Lexi’s life is on the line as the paths they’ve chosen takes a drastic turn.
Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: I've entered late into the game as usual, but HOLY GOOD GRAVY BATMAN!!!
    Ms. Ryan swept the rug out from under my feet with the word Go! It is clear that this is definitely a bigger story, so now I have some catching up to do! (lol) If you've followed the series up to this point then you know whats been going on. For those that haven't (and sadly I am one of them) we'll have  to take a step back and start with the first book in the RedWood Pack series 'An Alpha's Path'

      Anyway on with the review!!

     Up to this point a LOT has happened, wolves have been brutalized, tortured, abused, and humiliated all for the sick sadistic pleasure of an evil twisted wolf and his demon lover. One such product of the snakes twisted perversions Lexi and her young son Parker have finally found a pack to call home.

    Or have they?

    What's more the Redwoods are accepting of her, Parker, and Lexi's brother even more so once it's obvious that she is a potential mate to North Jamenson, the last single male Jamenson.
    But of course not everything is as cut and dry as one would hope it to be.
    There are secrets and hurdles to overcome before Lexi and North can come together as mates are truly meant too.
   But DAMN what a ride it is!!
   Without giving away the ending I'll just say YOU MUST READ!!!!

I for one certainly can't wait for the next installment in this series! 

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Friday, January 10, 2014

A Marine's Proposal by Lisa Carlisle Spotlight and Excerpt

A Marine's Proposal by Lisa Carlisle

When Slade Masters, her closest friend in the Marine Corps, proposes to her, Caitlyn O’Neill lets her thrill overshadow the catch. It’s a marriage in name only. Slade thinks a temporary marriage is the perfect solution to their problematic living situations in the barracks. Despite her reservations about the deceit involved, Caitlyn is thrilled to live off-base and experience the culture of the island of Okinawa, Japan, as a local—especially with Slade. Swept up in the excitement of apartment hunting and planning a wedding, she silences the anxiety within and goes along with Slade’s plans. They struggle to fight their growing attraction while acting on their script. On their wedding night, their bodies heat up with the thrill of being so close. Desire intensifies during a heated moment on the dance floor. How can they play off the charade of their marriage now that they have complicated their arrangement? Have they ruined their plan or will they find a way to continue? Or has their passionate night together uncovered hidden desires impossible to ignore?


     "We should get married."
       Caitlyn didn't blink nor twitch a muscle for a good five seconds. She must have misunderstood. "Married?" she repeated, her jade eyes opening wide as she put down the magazine. "What are you talking about? I thought you were talking about dinner. You're joking, right?"
       "No, I'm not joking. I'm completely serious."
        "Masters, get out of here," Caitlyn said with a flick of her wrist. "I think all that thin air from rock climbing earlier has gone straight to your head." She glanced at the television and saw a commercial with a couple exchanging rings in some outdoor setting. What the heck was this show even about? Whatever it was, it must have been where he came up with that cockamamie idea. "I still think we should go into Naha. It's a Saturday night, we can get some noodles and some drinks. Go for a walk in the outdoor markets, maybe even go dancing," she emphasized. She was pushing her luck with that idea. In all the time she knew him, Lance Corporal Slade Masters did not dance.
          Slade ignored her and stood up. "You see," he began, pacing the room already like a lawyer presenting a case, "we both want some privacy. You want to get away from guys hitting on you. I want to get off-base so I can study. Do you know how much they make you read in these law courses? If I'm ever going to graduate, I can't live in a box with loud Marines stumbling in drunk all hours of the night. If we get married, we’d get a housing allowing since the staff housing is all full. Then we’d share an apartment off base and get out of these goddamn barracks."
         While watching him outlining his points with such confidence, Caitlyn found it hard not to drool. Outdoorsy, masculine, and intellectual. His self-assurance filled the area around him like a physical presence; She couldn't help but be impressed by him. His tone, his gait, all commanded attention. He’d be an excellent officer one day if he wanted to. Or a lawyer or politician.  He's a natural leader. People can’t help but look up to him.
          At the same time, Caitlyn tried to get over the shock of Slade's unexpected proposal. Slade Masters was the one Marine she secretly fantasized about for months, ever since they met in training in the States. Now they were living across the hall in Okinawa, Japan. They started out friends, but as they grew closer, Caitlyn developed stronger feelings—something she could never admit without harming their friendship.
         “I never pictured you to be the marrying type,” Caitlyn remarked.
         “Why not?”
         “You’re always so focused on other things. Your running times, scuba-diving, grades—never something as ‘trivial’ as romance.”
         “This isn’t about romance. It’s about being practical."
         “Oh, of course.” Caitlyn smirked. “Naturally.” She knew there had to be a catch.

       Lisa gravitates toward stories with dark, brooding, isolated characters (think Heathcliff, Dracula, Darth Vader and Severus Snape) and tough, independent, caring heroines. She’s wanted to write since the sixth grade and is thrilled to now be a multi-published, award-winning author. 
        She spent a short time in the Marine Corps, living in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. She then backpacked alone around the US and Europe and lived in Paris, France, before returning to the U.S. to buy a bookstore. Now she lives outside of Boston with her husband and children and draws on these experiences in her stories.  

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Reviewing Life by Lara Brukz Spotlight and Excerpt

Reviewing Life by Lara Brukz

       Recovering alcoholic Marshall Ellerbee still grieves the loss of his best friend and lover, Eric. After a year of sobriety, Marshall accepts a new job with the Wellness Center, something else to help him continue cleaning up his life. Things are finally improving when his sponsor has a heart attack. The counselor hired to replace him is none other than Kyle Young, the lost ex's best friend. Kyle has always hated Marshall, but now they must work together and move past their history. When Marshall saves Eric’s life, Kyle suddenly sees Marshall in a new light. But will romance unsettle Marshall’s hard-won new stability…


      I LOVED vodka. Vodka martinis; Bloody Marys; screwdrivers. Oh, and I loved green apple vodka. Simply an amazing drink. It was what I went to when I was happy, when I was sad, when I was frustrated. I used any excuse as a reason to practically drink myself into a coma.
     “Tequila was my drink of choice,” a chubby man with long, hippy-style hair said as he stood at a podium in the front of the room. “I’d finished off a bottle of Jose when I decided I wanted macaroni and cheese. I’d managed to boil the water and throw the noodles in. I grabbed the pot so I could pour it into a strainer but I tripped on my own feet and the boiling water went down my leg. It hurt like hell, but all I could think about was that it could’ve been Ashley, my baby girl. I’d die if I ever hurt her. I swore I’d never drink again. I fell off the wagon once or twice, but it’s been three years since I touched alcohol.”
     The group clapped. Was this what my life had come down to? My chest was tight and I thought my throat was going to close up. My right leg was doing a steady thump- thump-thump.
     “I went swimming when I was drunk,” a thin lady at the platform said. “It was two in the morning and I’d come home from one social function or another. My husband and kids were in bed but I wanted to go swimming. So I stripped down and dove in. I did okay for a minute then I tried to dive from the shallow end.”  She pulled her bangs back to reveal a scar. “I cut my head open and passed out. I guess Dean, my husband, had been watching me the whole time. He saved my life. That was six months ago and I haven’t had a drink since.”
       Everybody applauded again. I couldn’t applaud. My hands were heavy. I’d lied to myself for so long believing I could control my drinking. I couldn’t. Not ever. Other people had seen it early on, I hadn’t. Until after what I did… what I did to Eric, the man I’d been in love with. But not even that horrible accident had been enough to get me to stop drinking. I had to go on and hurt Eric again. This time emotionally; I played a dirty trick, making him think his boyfriend Cade was cheating on him. I don’t know which one wounded him worse. I don’t know which one I regretted more.
       The next person speaking was a man I knew well. Walker Reynolds had a clean-shaven head, long goatee and tattoos up and down his arms. In the past we had been drinking buddies. Then a year ago he vanished off the radar and I hadn’t seen him again until earlier that evening. I’d been having a drink at a bar called Vessels and Walker was the bartender. He told me he’d been clean for almost ten months thanks to a counselor named Seth Stanton. Walker dragged me to the Seattle Wellness Center to meet Seth and—coincidentally, I’m sure—there was an AA meeting going on. Seth and Walker convinced me to sit in, telling me I didn’t have to talk if I didn’t want to. And I didn’t want to speak, not at all.
        “I had been at a raging party,” Walker said with a sad smile. “I’d been drinking for hours and was so wasted I couldn’t add two and two to get four. I was wise enough to get a cab home but when I got there my wife was furious at me. I lost control, pushed her to the ground, grabbed a vase and almost threw it at her. Thank God for the almost. I don’t know how, but I stopped myself, dropped the vase then fell to the floor myself. I haven’t touched a drop since, thanks to Seth, my sponsor. And my wife, who I praise every day, forgave me.” I swallowed hard while I listened to the last of his testimony. I held back the tears that built in my eyes and I flashed back to the most horrific moment in my life. It had been a long six years since it had happened. 

           I was late to meet Eric and wasn’t paying attention. I was also more than three sheets to the wind. It had been a really bad day. I’d gotten a B in Calculus and my parents had freaked the fuck out. It didn’t matter I’d studied my ass off and had done my best. It wasn’t good enough for the namesake of the high and mighty Marshall Ellerbee the Third. After getting my ass chewed, I went to a bar and drank ’til the pressure dissipated. I was so drunk I didn’t know how I even made it to the car, let alone across town. I tried to hurry because I didn’t want to be too late meeting Eric. I could barely see. Everything was in slow motion. Then it happened: I’d hit someone. I hit the car so hard it swiveled my BMW around and my car hit a stop sign—the stop sign I was supposed to have stopped at. My head slammed into the steering wheel, and I passed out.

          I’d always said I could do that—stay in control. I didn’t want to most of the time. Drinking was my relief, the only way to chill out when I had disappointed my parents once again. 

         I don’t know how long I was out after crashing into the stop sign, but I woke up as an EMT pulled me out of the car. I could stand, but barely, and only with assistance. I saw two other EMTs placing someone on a gurney. I prayed the person I hit wasn’t going to die. A death would be much harder for my dad to cover up. And then I saw something that made the world drop out from under me. The person I’d hit was wearing a bright-purple jacket. Eric had one like it. As the stretcher rolled past me I saw his face—Eric’s face. I dropped to my knees and everything in my stomach came churning up my throat. I retched until I couldn’t breathe and then I passed out. When I woke up again I was in a hospital room. I wanted, needed, to see Eric, but it hurt when I tried to move. The sun was up, so I knew I’d slept through the night. I closed my eyes, and when I opened them again it was dark once more. At first I wasn’t sure where I was, and then I remembered the accident and what I’d done to Eric. I could taste the bile in my throat. I was surprised when I looked around the room and saw my father sitting in the corner. “Is Eric… okay?” I asked. Dad looked me in the eyes and once more I could see the disappointment. “He’s alive, Marshall.” I knew there was more he wasn’t telling me. “Can I see him?” Dad shook his head. “He’s been in surgery all night.” He paused for what seemed like an eternity. “His doctor says he’ll never walk again.”
          I couldn’t stifle the sob that came out. Dad said something, but I didn’t hear him. I’d already shut down. 

         It was getting harder and harder to breathe and sweat was pouring off me. I stared at my hands. They quivered uncontrollably. I realized I was standing at the podium but didn’t remember walking to it. Seth was on one side of me and Walker on the other. “I hurt the man I loved,” I said. “I was driving drunk and running late and hit him with my car. I paralyzed him. He’ll never walk again because of what I did.” My voice was shaky. I don’t know how I could even speak. All I knew was that I had to do it. I turned and looked at Walker who had an encouraging expression on his face. He nodded at me and it gave me the strength to continue.
          “My name is Marshall, and I am an alcoholic.”

Author Bio:
        Who is Lara Brukz? 
        Born and raised in the natural state, Arkansas. Yes that’s right, we have computers too and shoes as well. Shoes are optional especially in this heat, hell sometimes clothes are optional too. So how does a girl from the middle of nowhere end up writing m/m fiction? Hell if I know. I started reading m/m fiction several years ago. Having the option of m/m with 2 dicks, or a m/f with a dick and a parts that I have but don’t care to read about. Of course I clearly choose the 2 dicks dueling. Just gets my groove moving!! Couple of years ago I met the awesome Ethan Stone, he’s like my twin except with a dick and I have a lot more hair on my head :) . We’ve been pretty inseparable ever since. I have helped him (more like arguing) with some stories, you know giving my opinion and stuff. So long story short, he is the reason I started writing. He was the inspiration in my first book. Kiss and hugs to my gay husband. I work full-time crunching numbers and also attend college going for my 2nd degree. Mother of a rambunctious 7yr old and a wife. Yup you got it I don’t sleep a lot.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank
As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he’s ever encountered.
But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature—a Night Angel—to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power—or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil. 

     I rate this book  Four stars
  If you're a fan of Jac's then you are probably familiar with our beloved Nightwalkers. We've gone through the emotional upheaval several times over already. Happily I might add.
  Forsaken is book three in this new branch of the Nightwalker series, you've already met the Demon's, Lycanthropes, Mistrals, Vampires, Shadowdwellers, and the Druids. Now we get to meet six more Nightwalker breeds. The Bodywalkers, Djinn, Night Angels, Mysticals, Wraiths and Phoenixes. 
  I am sure you are wondering, why does one group not know of the other, and vise versa?
  You'll have to read to find the answer to that my loverlies. ^__^

Forsaken tells the emotional tale of Leo Alavarez and how he sets out on a quest to save his best friend and bodywalker Jackson/Menes. If you've been following the series then you already know who Leo is, and his back story. But for those of you that are new Leo is Jackson's best friend, and the guy that helped raise Docia, Jackson's baby sister. He's also the one who killed the evil Odjit, leader of the Templar Bodywalkers. This unfortunately brought him to the attention of the Templars and Kamenwati, the devoted follower of Odjit and his wrath. Kamenwati has Leo captured and gives him to his resident psychopath Chatha.

  What happens there leads up to what happens in this book, and explains where Leo is as far as his utter dislike and hatred for the Nightwalker species.
  Enter the new baddie Apep the Imp God and creator of the Wraiths. His goal to take over the world and cause as much chaos and destruction as possible while doing it. His first act nearly kills Jackson. If it hadn't been for the timely intervention of a Night Angel named Faith, he would have killed the Pharaoh.
  Thus we come to the part where Jackson's life is on the line, and Leo must learn to put the past behind him, and learn to trust again, or lose his best friend and quite possibly the world as we know it.
  You my dear loverlies will have to read the book to learn what happens. I strongly recommend that you start with the very first book (if you haven't read Jacquelyn Frank before) Jacob. Jacquelyn has built a beautiful yet deadly world that takes you on a wild adventure and leaves you wanting more. I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment in this series.
  Forsaken was by no means her "best" work that I've read, but it is certainly by no means the worst either. I've liked each and every one of her books as they've come out. I've reread many of them over and over while waiting for the next one. :)
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Fury by Johanna Rae

The Fury by Johanna Rae

Luke Fletcher had finally moved past his alcoholism and marriage breakup when the past caught up with him. Abducted by a clan of Lycans, he woke chained to a cell wall. How long will it take before someone finds him? Will he survive the ordeal and more importantly, retain his sanity? 

Jodie Fletcher is under house arrest and not even in her own home. Her boyfriend Danny Archer has become more than protective since Luke disappeared. Working for International Shifter Information and Control, or ISIC, Archer is head of the Urewera Unit in Redcliffe. 

Trained and employed to maintain the shifter justice system in a world where humans are oblivious, is no easy task. Now his connection with the local shifters has crossed paths with Luke’s past, Archer is caught between keeping Jodie safe and finding her brother. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There is conflict within the Unit. A group of men closer than family are suddenly at odds, distanced from their duty as ISIC agents. Rufus discovers he ma
y have missed the chance to be with the woman he loves. Eddie reveals his animal side to girlfriend Ainsley for the first time; can she accept his second form? 

The turmoil surrounding Jodie leaves her nowhere to hide. The clan of were-boars who took Luke, grow bolder by the day. This escalation of tension has to end, but who will emerge victorious?

Star Rating: Five Stars
Review:  Book 2 of The Therian Secrets series starts pretty much where the first book 'The Mercenary' leaves off.
   Luke, Jodie's brother is still being held captive by the pigs and their leader Charlie Hohepa. They've looked everywhere for weeks and still cannot uncover where they are holding Luke.
    Add to that Jodie is becoming stir crazy, she can't leave 'The Fortress' without someone with her, and the stress of not knowing where her brother is isn't helping at all. Danny is doing his best, but Lancaster (asshole -__-)  is keeping his hand close to his chest in hopes that he gets his way too, causing Danny to doubt his superior officer.
    Then we throw in Eddie, Ainsley, Mark, Rufus and Summer....

     WHEW!!! What a load of mixed up, chaotic emotions!
   First Eddie decides to show Ains his lizard (snicker, not that lizard pretty sure she's already 'seen' that one!) But yeah.....needless to say it doesn't go as hoped.
    Mark and Rufus both find out at the same time that a pretty waitress (Summer) is a Kodiak Bear, thanks to Jodie's clan ability. But due to self doubts Rufus holds back asking her out, but Mark doesn't.
    What happens when all this combustible chaos happens....holy jeez....

   With all the emotional upheaval and nefarious plotting will Jodie and Danny be able to survive and  strengthen  their fragile Eros bond? Will they find Luke alive, and what about the rest of the crew? Eddie and Ains? Mark, Rufus and Summer?
    Who will break, and who will walk away?

    OMG! Are you biting your nails yet? I sure as hell would be if I had any left after reading this nail biting epic book! MAJOR props to Johanna for delivering such a complex, thought inducing, and not too mention Want-to-reach-through-the-book-and-strangle-a-couple-characters book! I couldn't put it down once I started to read it, thank God for coffee and insomnia! 
    I loved how 'real' the characters were written, and the impulsiveness that they showed on a few occasions made the story pick up in places that it had started to lag in. But even the lag parts were thought inducing, making you more aware of what was going on behind the scenes, and bringing  to the fore front certain aspects that may have gotten over looked if someone (ME) read through it quickly.
    All in all I absolutely cannot wait to read book 3 of the Therian Secrets 'The Butcher' (release date unknown)
   If you're new to Johanna and this series you'll want to start with book 1 'The Mercenary' 
    Trust me money well spent!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Second Touch by Ann Mayburn

Second Touch by Ann Mayburn
   Emma's Arabian Nights Book 2

***Warning: This is a steamy BDSM romance with a sexy as hell Alpha male submissive and a sensual Domme who loves to please her man in the kinkiest of ways including bondage, flogging, spanking, pegging, light F/F play, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and a M/F+M/F scene so hot it just might melt your panties*** 

After the best night of her life, Emma Simonov can’t find the strength to say goodbye to Ryan, her delicious Alpha male submissive. She would give anything to love the man of her dreams, but reality soon intrudes and she pays the price for her moment of weakness. A life full of responsibilities and duties means she must leave Ryan behind…and break her heart in the process. 

If Ryan wasn’t already in love with his high-school crush, he is now after his date with his beloved Emma. When Emma refuses to speak to him, let alone see him, Ryan will do everything he can to have her back—setting into motion a series of events that will either bring them together forever, or tear them apart. 

But Ryan isn’t the only one with an eye on Emma and he soon finds out that the price of winning Emma’s heart is far greater than either of them ever imagined. 

--Author's Note: This is the second book in the 'Emma's Arabian Nights' novella series and NOT a stand alone. You, of course, can read them in any order you want, but I would highly recommend you read 'First Kiss'...well...first for the most enjoyment out of this series.--

Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: Holy-where-did-my-brain-melt-I-can't-remember-my-name!!
    Book 2 of Emma's Arabian Nights picks up where the first book 'First Kiss' left off.
    Things are still rocky between Emma and Ryan, he wants her in his life permanently but knows she isn't ready. Emma a professional Domme  has too many things going on in her life, things like her parents and needing to help them that keep her from fully throwing in with Ryan.
    That all changes with one stroke of luck.
    But as another favorite author of mine likes to say so often in her books....
    "No good deed, goes unpunished." ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
    What happens you ask?
    Well my lovely fellow readers you'll just have to buy the book and find out for yourself. ;)
                                 *insert evil maniacal laughter*

*coughs and clears throat, recovery finally from laughing*
    All in all Second Touch is a GREAT read, and I cannot wait to read how it all turns out in the next book 'Third Chance' (no definite release date yet)
    ...............Stay tuned! 

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