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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Calling the Play


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Calling the Play" [Birmingham Rebels Series, Book 2] by Samantha Kane

Tyler Oakes walked into the most disputable bar he could find in Birmingham. It was a place called Kitty Licks, out near the airport.



Yeah yeah I cheated again and posted two sentences, this time it's the first with the second ones from Chapter 1. But .... just have fun with it as always!!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

In tradition (well mine at least) of today being Thanksgiving Day, here is a list of ALL the books I've read thus far this year (and have given my highest ratings to), which means I'm VERY Thankful for finding/reading them!! So, here you go (listed in the order of when I read them this year):
  1. "The Cowboy's Forever Family" by Deb Kastner: 5 out of 5 stars!! In a bull riding accident a man loses his life, afterwards it makes his wife and best friend become friends too as they work to help each other out no matter their differences.

    I was surprised with the outright animosity between Slade & Laney (Princess) when this novel began. However, what hooked me was how their relationship, and novel, progresses. [Read more of Jess' Review and TWO TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  2. "Huckleberry Spring" by Jennifer Beckstrand: 5 out of 5 stars!! Anna & Felty are match making again! Only this time Felty is being pulled through the ringer just to keep his grandson living with them. Poor thing. Together they try to get Ben & Emma back together again but because of one big secret and a bunch of lies, it might be a harder job than Anna originally planned. But she won't give up without a fight ... and Felty's wise words of course.

    I really enjoyed this dramatically touching novel. Anna's quirky ways were all fun to read about but I also liked how sweet Ben was and how determined Emma is to see everything through. [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  3. "Her Forbidden Cowboy" by Charlene Sands: 5 out of 5! Two years after the tragic loss of his wife and unborn child Zane is still overcome with grief and not sure what to do with himself. When his wife’s younger sister decides to stay at his vacation home in California in hopes to pick up the pieces of her own life, Zane comes to realize what he’s been missing and starts living again but does he really want to move on with his life for good?

    I totally enjoyed this novel. With its subtle ways in romance and the emotions both Zane and Jessica (Jess) go through to deal with their grief this novel hits a homerun on many levels! [Read more of Jess' Review and TWO TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  4. "This Heart of Mine" by Brenda Novak: 5 out of 5 stars! After 17 years away a wrongly accused woman is released from prison, heads back home, and hopes to connect with her son. Yet as she grows closer to her son, she also grows closer to his father too. Will she be able keep her heart intact through it all or will she loose it along the way?

    I was instantly addicted to this novel!! I loved the main and sub plots!! [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  5. "The Promise of Palm Grove" by Shelley Shepard Gray: 5 out of 5 stars!! Leona (Le)—an Amish woman who is unsure if her fiancé is really the right man for her—takes a vacation to Pinecraft with her two best friends and meets a man who changes her perspective for the future.

    This engaging novel keeps you wanting more from the very beginning. Even though its plot was based around Leona and Zack (Zachariah/Zachary), with their budding friendship turned romance, it also brings you into the lives of Beverly (an older Mennonite woman who runs an Bed & Breakfast) and Effie (Zack’s Amish little sister who is dealing with Perthes disease) to give you an even broader perspective on the town itself. I enjoyed it all! [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  6. "Caller of Light" by T. J. Shaw: 5 out of 5 stars!! King Marek travels to a neighboring kingdom with plans to meet the other King's daughter and agree to marry her, even though he isn't very hopeful or even happy about getting married for again he does need an heir. However, his plans change as soon as he sees then meets Carina, deciding to take her as a mistress instead, setting them both on a path neither expected...

    WOW!! I am in love with this intensely dynamic fast-paced novel! It was like a fantasy driven Cinderella romance with surprising twists the whole way through. [Read more of Jess' Review and TWO TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  7. "Interaction with a Dragon" by Cheyenne Meadows: 5 out of 5 stars! Alex finally lands a job after desperately searching! Yet, since she's now working as a "gofer" for a "man" called Cannibal who is known for his strong personality and determined ways, is it really a good thing? Well, she needs the money and plans to stick with her new job no matter the risk. However, is she willing to risk her heart? Even if her feelings might not be returned?

    From the witty banter between Alex & Cannibal (Byron) to reading about their growing relationship, it all helped me fall in love with this novel! I especially loved the scenes when they were at the Dragon Keep, mostly because they show off Cannibal's sweet side. [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  8. "Mia and the Bad Boy" by Lisa Burstein: 5 out of 5 stars!! When Mia gets the chance of a lifetime to associate with her all-time crush--Ryder--for a month, she leaps at the opportunity. However, as soon as she arrives all her hopes of it being a "fun" experience disappears in the wake Ryder's personality. Yet, as their "relationship" progresses they find that they have more in common than they thought. Though will their differences be too much for them to overcome or will they be able to work through whatever comes their way?

    This was one sweet novel that pleasantly surprised me!! I was prepared for a good girl/bad boy singer romance but what surprised me was how these two seemly different people find common ground. [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  9. "What a Bachelor Needs" by Kelly Hunter: 5 out of 5 stars!! Mardie's life might not be grand, but it is her own and she's proud of what she has accomplished. However, when her friend purchases Jett for her as a handyman for a week from the local bachelor auction, Mardie freaks out a bit. It's not that Jett isn't nice, because he is. It's not that he can't help her, because her home can definitely use the work. It's just that Jett is the one man who she has had a longtime crush on, and is the man who saved her from that frightening night years ago. Now Mardie's scared to loose herself to the one man who could hurt her and possibly loose her heart too.

    This fast-paced novel keeps its readers on their toes just as much as Jett keeps Mardie on hers. Fun, heartwarming, and intense it was entertaining from beginning to end. [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  10. "His Lion Blood" by Scarlett Grove: 5 out of 5 stars!! In Mystic Harbor Vampires and Shifters are known enemies and it is forbidden for them to mate. However, once half-vampire Isabella and mountain lion shifter Ashton meet they find their connection undeniable and uncontrollable. Will they control the uncontrollable or will they embrace the unknown?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced paranormal romance!! As this is the first novel I've read in this series, I found it involved enough to get a good grasp on the town while being completely standalone enough that you can enjoy it all by itself too. [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  11. "Center Ice" by Cate Cameron: 5 out of 5 stars!! This novel reels you in with crazy squirrels than hooks you with a romance that is intensely sweet. When Tyler and Karen meet, their lives are stacked against them. As their relationship grows, they decide what they really want for themselves and what they are willing to do to help accomplish their goals.

    I was riveted by this dramatic YA novel. Karen’s life is in turmoil; she just lost her mother in a car accident and is now living with her father’s “perfect” family. [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  12. "A Will and A Way" by Claudia Harbaugh: 5 out of 5 stars!! After seventeen years of believing her father was just a traveling sales merchant, Philippa (Pippa) finds out that her father was actually the Earl of Milbank upon his death. In addition, he learns that she is actually a bastard. Approximately a year later, Pippa learns that in her father’s will she and her half-sister, Charlotte (Charlie), are to have a Season in London together without the interference of either of their mothers. During Pippa and Charlie’s time together, they grow close as sisters while trying to navigate the confines of the ton. Yet, Pippa is still uncertain if the ruse to pass off her being there as Charlotte’s cousin is the right one, but is telling the men in her life the truth about her parentage any better?

    This fast-paced novella reminded me a bit of Ms. Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" because of how much Pippa & Lord Trent (James) mimic Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy’s pride/stubbornness. [Read more of Jess' Review and TWO TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  13. "Sweet as Sin" by J. T. Geissinger: 5 out of 5 stars!! When Kat (Katherine) meets Nico during his music video shoot, she never expected her world to change in the blink of an eye. But it does. The question is does she have the courage to stay on and enjoy the ride or will "she run for the hills" too soon?

    If you’re looking for an EXTREME romantic rollercoaster read than this is the book for you!! Very well written! At times, it made me feel like I was reading Kat's diary. Overall, Kat makes you fall in love all of the characters, even herself.

    I was pleasantly surprised with how Kat & Nico's romance progressed and grew. It was erotically heartwarming in its extreme intensity. And while I'm shocked at where Ms. Geissinger took the plot at times, I LOVED how everything played out!! [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  14. "In The Air Tonight" by Lori Handeland: 5 out of 5 stars! A little over four hundred years ago, while being burned at the stake two witches (a husband and wife) do one final spell that sends their triplet baby daughters into time in hopes of finding a place when witchcraft won’t be a crime and they’ll be “safe.” The spell works ….

    Throughout her life, Raye (Rachel) has been able to see and speak to ghosts. However, when she was five year old, and overheard her adopted father talk about how he didn’t like it and wanted to “send her back,” she learned that talking to ghosts wasn’t normal and did everything in her power to stop. Now at the age of twenty-seven she might still hide her “gift” but knows that it won’t go away.

    One-day Raye’s “normal” life suddenly changes when a unique murder happens downtown and homicide detective Bobby (Robert) rushes into her life. In some ways things go from bad to worse while in others things get better but as sparks start to fly between Bobby and Raye other forces try to keep them apart, can they work things out between each other or will their pasts mess up what they want for their futures?

    This unexpected paranormal thriller hooked me with Raye’s sarcastic personality, its fun witty plot, its suspenseful ways, and the growing relationship that Bobby & Raye share. Spectacular! [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  15. "Spellbound" by Michelle M. Pillow: 5 out of 5 stars!! All her life Jane has known that she was going to die, because of that she has been distant to others and accepted her fate. Yet, when she meets charming Iain all her best laid plans dissolve and she's left with an unexpected she never imagined before ... a future for herself. Now if only Iain and Jane can prove her worth to the rest of his family everything might just be okay...

    Ms. Pillow cast an exemplary spell when she wrote this novel! Funny, thrilling, and destiny finding; this novel was one that had it all. From Jane's mysterious background to Iain dealing with his powers to Iain's family and their quirky ways, I didn't want to put this one down! [Read more of Jess' Review, TWO TEASERS, & AN EXCERPT for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  16. "Mayhem" by Jamie Shaw: 5 out of 5 stars! Rowan (Ro/Peach) goes on a girls’ night out to see a band perform and has her whole life changed when she witnesses her longtime boyfriend cheating on her. That same night Rowan meets Adam, the lead singer of the band, who makes what could have been a terrible night into something memorable. After one kiss, they part ways with Rowan believing she’ll never see or hear from Adam again, that is until she sees him in her college French class on the first day of school. However, Adam doesn’t seem to recognize her so she stays away, that is until she volunteers to tutor him when she finds out that he’s about to fail the class. From that point on they become “friends” and their lives will never be the same but are either of them willing to commit to something more to each other than friendship and risk their hearts?

    Wow! This is an intensely sweet novel that I didn’t want to stop reading! [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  17. "Blood and Metal" by Nina Croft: 5 out of 5 stars!!! After recently being turned into a vampire, Daisy is still trying to come to terms with her life and the new turns it's taken. Yet, the path she was on changes about the instant she sets her eyes on Fergal again. He isn't who he seems, yet he's the one who can set her free while making her feel like her old self too. But when their choices end up working against each other, will they be able to put their trust in one another enough to succeed for both of them or will Fergal's past come get in the way and tear them apart?

    This exciting sci-fi paranormal romance will delight you while keeping you in suspense the whole way through! I'm still reeling, a bit, from the massive twists this novel throws your way. [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  18. "An Irish Heart" by Jackie Zack: 5 out of 5 stars! When Greta was five-years-old her mother tells her to go to Cork and, because her mother was on her deathbed at the time, it has stuck with her ever since. Now, years later, she is finally making that trip to Cork, Ireland with the goal of checking out the location and finding someone to help out to honor of her mother. Her first day there she meets Aedan, a handsome man who helps run his family’s inn and restaurant, who mistakes her for his ex-girlfriend because of how similarly they are in appearance. From then on, Greta and Aedan get close but will their growing relationship be enough to overrule Aedan’s past hurts and help Greta find out where she’s from?

    An unexpected Christian romance that keeps you in suspense as to Greta’s heritage, while you fall in love with Aedan and the town of Angel’s Hollow along with her. This novel is very charming! [Read more of Jess' Review and THREE TEASERS for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  19. "Taking on Tory" by S. E. Smith: 5 out of 5 stars! Wanting to finally spread her "wings," Tory's older brother allows her to accompany him on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina and unintentionally finds her mate.

    This fast-paced paranormal romantic comedy keeps you entertained the whole way through! Tory and Simon's whirlwind romance was fun to read, especially as they go about learning each other. [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  20. "Cougar’s First Christmas" by Jessie Donovan: 5 out of 5 stars!! After six months of being together Sean wants to officially claim Lauren as his mate and propose to her, even if that means going against the laws and figuratively putting targets on their back for the purist groups to attack them...

    Sean and Lauren's connection is palpable in a way that make the reader want to read more about them! Both are feisty which made reading about what they go through to protect one another, and their relationship, an enjoyable experience. [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | BUY YOUR COPY HERE]
  21. "Theirs" by Eve Vaughn: 5 out of 5 stars! After years of heartache of her past Alex’s men—Cash and Rusty—come back into her life to set things right.

    I’m a fan of MFM romances but only when all three get a HEA. This novel hits their HEA right out of the ballpark it’s so sweet, erotic, and entertaining! [Read more of Jess' Review and ONE TEASER for this novel HERE | CHECK OUT MS. VAUGHN HERE]
I hope you'll find a novel or more that you liked to read as much as I did!! As usual it's an eclectic mix of New Adult, paranormal, contemporary, erotic, Christian, and historical romances! =0)

Anyway ....

I hope you will have a FUN, DELICIOUS, and ENJOYABLE Thanksgiving! Wish you a wonderful day and some exciting days ahead!

Best regards, Jess

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Rebel Cowboy


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Rebel Cowboy" [Big Sky Cowboys Series, Book 1] by Nicole Helm

She'd ridden this trail her entire life.



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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Made the Grade: Taming the Alpha by 20+ Fabulous Authors

Okay, I apologize. Life got away from me. I started reading/going through this novel with all its novellas in April 2015 and then I put my reading of it on pause. But now I've paused to long and I find this novel is no longer in publication. Therefore, I'm still posting this "spreading the word" / review post to show off all these authors' wonderful novellas. If you are curious as to where to purchase each novella than I have buy links attached to each individual novel I could find for it. Also be sure to look through since I gave a teaser for each. - Jess

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1847 KB | Expected Release Date: December 9, 2014 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Taming the Alpha" by Viola Rivard, S. E. Smith, Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow, Sidney Bristol, V. M. Black, Shelli Stevens, Jessie Donovan, N. J. Walters, Ella Drake, Eve Vaughn, Jaycee Clark, Lauren Hawkeye, Scarlett Dawn, Natasha Logan, Jaide Fox, Tracey H. Kitts, Reagan Hawk, Candice Gilmer, J. S. Hope, Inez Kelley, Eryn Blackwell, Sherri L. King, Kennedy Kovit, & Madelyn Porter

Authors' Book Description : Taming the Alpha Box Set: Over 20 Alpha Male Tales of Contemporary, Military, Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Billionaires, Witches, Dragons, Demons & More

When an alpha is too hot to handle, what's a girl to do? Simple...Tame the Alpha and make him purr.

From deliciously sizzling contemporary bad boys, to pulse-tingling paranormal hotties, you're sure to fall in love and in lust with any or all of these alphas. Over twenty fabulous authors bring their A-game to tempt your every desire.

Anthology Includes: Werewolves & Shifters, Demons & Devils, Paranormal & Urban, Military, Vampires, Genetic Engineering, Witches & Wizards, Contemporary, Special Forces, Dystopia, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Special Forces, Dragons, Demons, Billionaires, Magic, Fantasy, Futuristics and so much more!

Authors:

Viola Rivard--"The Dragon's Appraiser"
What can she offer the dragon who has everything?

S. E. Smith--"Taking on Tory: Magic," New Mexico Book 2
Discover what happens when a reclusive Werewolf finds out he isn't the only one who likes to bite!

Mandy M. Roth--"Broken Communications"
Immortal Outcasts, Book 1--Part of the Immortal Ops World

Michelle M. Pillow--"Determined Prince"--Captured by a Dragon-Shifter
With no one left to marry on the planet, the dragon shifters are starting to get desperate.

Sidney Bristol--"Bound and Tamed," Bayou Bound #4
She's a woman on a mission to retake her body. He's a man with the talents to push her to new levels.

V. M. Black--"No Gentleman"
A reckless debutante. A jaded, deadly vampire.

Shelli Stevens--"Falling for the Firefighter"
When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she’s afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned.

Jessie Donovan--"Cougar’s First Christmas"
Despite coming from two worlds, can their love survive the greatest of tests?

N.J. Walters--"Coming Home"
A burned-out DEA agent discovers home is where the heart is.

Ella Drake--"River Arrow"
Don't get involved. That grim policy has saved Jared's skin in his post-apoc world. But when Mari faces a drifter gang, he risks losing his boat, his trade route and his life.

Eve Vaughn--"Theirs"
They’ll do whatever it takes to reclaim what’s Theirs

Jaycee Clark--"Reconnected"
Lee tried to forget the woman who stole his heart years ago, but now that there’s a killer after her, he’ll do whatever he must to keep her safe.

Lauren Hawkeye--"Mistaken Identity"
In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she's seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam... or what she does as a result.

Scarlett Dawn--"Valan Playboys"
Never human, never bored, Lana Claire meets her magical match in Valan royalty.

Natasha Logan--"Under His Spell"
Destiny comes with a price.

Jaide Fox--"Renegade"
Altered by science, the Renegades are the ultimate warriors—indestructible and deadly.

Tracey H. Kitts--"Once Upon a Full Moon"
Freya's life is changed forever one full moon.

Reagan Hawk--"Performance Criteria"
What do you get when you mix a high IQ and a lot of spare parts? The man of your dreams, of course.

Candice Gilmer--"His Velvet Touch"
He was going to use her, but he didn’t expect to need her.

J.S. Hope--"Foxheart"
Can an unexpected visitor vanquish the demons that lurk in the darkness of a lonely man's soul?

Inez Kelley--"Hail Mary Honeymoon" - Josie and Wade will either win it all or lose everything when they play a risky game to save their marriage.

Eryn Blackwell--"One Night of Passion"
Death cannot keep them apart, but he only has one night to prove to her they are meant to be together.

Sherri L. King--"Legendary Choice"
She chose to live a life less ordinary, never knowing it would involve a sexy demigod who would show her just how legendary that life could be.

Kennedy Kovit--"The Bet"
When his best friend bets him that he can’t romance the pants off their boss’s daughter, he can’t resist.

Madelyn Porter--"Rite of Passion"
To escape he plans on seducing his beautiful captor.



"The Dragon’s Appraiser" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 1] & [The Dragon’s Appraiser (Three Part Story), Part One] by Viola Rivard

Author's Story Description : What can she offer the dragon who could have anything?
Left at the mercy of a dragon god, Madja must use her encyclopedic knowledge of ancient artifacts to charm him into sparing her life.

She will change everything…
Enchanted by the human’s stories, the world-weary dragon discovers a whole new depth to existence.

This is the first novella in an ongoing story.
It contains mature content and is unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.


My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. Stolen in the middle of the night and left inside dragon “god” Sevrrn's lair as a tribute, Madja's life has just changed for good. Madja never believed Sevrrn was real until he finds her sorting through his riches and tells her she is his now. As they grow into a “companionable” existence together, Madja can't decide if her life has gotten better or worse, since Sevrrn says he will find a way to make that certain she will never die but she will not ever leave him. Though one thing is for sure, it will definitely be an interesting ride...

In truth, while I didn't find this novella romantic I liked reading about Sevrrn and Madja's growing relationship quite a bit. As through Madja's “knowledge,” Sevrrn learns more about his “human” half, which is intriguing all by itself. Add in their sexual interest in one another and it makes for an entertaining read.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : The Dragon’s Appraiser (Part One) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : The Dragon’s Appraiser (Part Two) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : The Dragon’s Appraiser (Part Three)

Author's Story Extras : The Dragon’s Appraiser FAQ

Story Teaser :
"I do not generally eat humans," he informed her.
The 'generally' gave her pause.
Sevrrn went on to say, "Most of them are more bone than meat. I vastly prefer cows. You are fortunate to not be a cow, otherwise I would have most devoured you."
She offered him a weak smile. "Well, you wouldn't happen to have any beef lying around here that I could eat, would you? This is an awfully big pile of treasure. I'll probably starve before I appraise everything."
Sevrrn appeared pensive and then finally nodded. "It is important that you not die."
Thank the gods that we're both in agreement on that. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Viola, then please check out her website.



"Taking on Tory" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 2] & [Magic, New Mexico Series, Book 2] by S. E. Smith

Author's Story Description : Twenty-four year old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no. Even if, her father is screaming it!

Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. He has temporarily settled his headquarters in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina.

He is used to taking what he wants. He has learned that wealth and power are potent motivators for those who are greedy. Confusion reigns when he sets his sights on a beautiful, young female who is oblivious to his power. After centuries of getting what he wants, he is shocked, and just a little bit fascinated, when he discovers that not all things are for sale.

Things heat up when the irritating, young ‘human’ woman refuses to play the game by his rules. She isn’t impressed with his wealth. She isn’t impressed with his looks. In fact, she acts like she isn’t impressed by anything he does, even when he flashes his teeth!

Find out what happens when a centuries old Werewolf discovers he isn’t the only creature who loves to bite.

My Story Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Wanting to finally spread her "wings," Tory's older brother allows her to accompany him on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina and unintentionally finds her mate.

This fast-paced paranormal romantic comedy keeps you entertained the whole way through! Tory and Simon's whirlwind romance was fun to read, especially as they go about learning each other. Then even though I found the ending to be a little abrupt, it helped that this novel has a full cast of enjoyable characters that keep you wanting to read more. I HIGHLY recommend this one!

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Taking on Tory (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Magic, New Mexico Series

Author's Story Extras : Taking on Tory - Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Magic, New Mexico Series - Overview | Touch of Frost - Excerpt

Story Teaser :
"What is your name?" The man demanded.
Tory bit her lip to prevent the word Elvira from popping out. She didn't think he would appreciate her reference to the 1980's Mistress of the Dark. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by S. E., then please check out her website.



"Broken Communication" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 3], [Immortal Outcasts Series, Book 1], & [Immortal Ops Series World] by Mandy M. Roth (aka Reagan Hawk, Kennedy Kovit, Rory Michaels, & Elle Spencer)

Author's Story Description : NY Times & USA Today Bestseller!

Genetically altered into a super soldier who can shift into a wolf, Casey Black should have been the perfect asset—but that wasn’t to be. The scientists who conducted DNA splicing experiments on him put a little too much wolf in his cocktail. Considered a danger to society and a risk to the survival of the secret project, the government tried to eliminate him. The former Immortal Operative has spent the majority of his life on the run and off the grid from the very government who’d helped him be ‘all he could be’. When the sassy, headstrong woman who makes his body burn with need vanishes, he realizes it’s not his head, but rather his heart that is broken. And he’ll do whatever is called for to mend it.

My Story Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. I found this novella hard to read through. Not that the plot wasn't good or anything like that, but I found the scenes in the beginning that were just of Casey to be very slow and it just didn't capture my interest as I had hoped it would.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Best Intentions

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Broken Communication (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Immortal Outcasts Series

Author's Story Extras : Broken Communication - Overview

Author's Series Extras : The Immortal Ops Series World - Overview

Story Teaser :
"You even know what a mate is?" he asked snidely.
"Yes, it's the poor, unfortunate female the Fates up and decide will get handed to one of you furballs," she snapped back.
He grunted. "Oh yeah, you're a peach." ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Mandy, then please check out her website.



"Determined Prince" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 4] & [Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Series, Book 1] by Michelle M. Pillow (aka Madelyn Porter, Naomi Kalling, & Natasha Logan)

Author's Story Description : A Dragon Lords Romance

Dragonshifter Prince Kyran has studied the Earth people and is ready to assimilate. Female shifters are all but going extinct on his planet of Qurilixen, and his people are desperate for mates—so much so they’re taking matters into their own hands. What better place to capture a woman than Earth? After all, dragonshifters had come from there centuries ago. Surely a human female would be honored to be selected by one as fine and fierce as himself?

While on Earth, Kyran stumbles upon the most beautiful woman he’s ever imagined, singing something the natives call rock ’n’ roll. His blood simmers and he knows Eve is the one for him. But taming this feisty female is going to take much more than his training prepared him for.

Author's Series Description : Captured by a Dragon-Shifter is a modern day prequel series installment to those first books. They take place long before the princes you know and love ever found their mates, long before "The Dragon’s Queen," in a time when the dragonshifters and catshifters actually—wait for it—liked each other and hung out as friends. They also don’t have Galaxy Brides to bring them women. What they do have is the old portal that they used to escape Earth. There’s no one left to marry on the planet and things are starting to get desperate.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

My Story Review : DNF. I wanted to like this novel, I really did but I just couldn't deal with how it flows. One minute you’re made to believe that they weren't just going to capture their brides, and the next (because of miscommunications) that is exactly what they were doing. Plus, I never had a moment where I could say, "I liked this character," as both Kyran and Eve were a little too self-absorbed. Therefore, once I got to about 50% of the way through I gave up on this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Call of the Sea | Commanding the Tides | Spellbound

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Determined Prince (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Series

Author's Story Extras : Determined Prince - Overview | Determined Prince - Note from the Author | Determined Prince - Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Series - Overview | Rebellious Prince - Overview | Rebellious Prince - Note from the Author | Rebellious Prince - Excerpt | Mischievous Prince - Overview | Mischievous Prince - Note from the Author | Mischievous Prince - Excerpt

Author's Series Trailer :

Story Teaser :
"My name is Kyran. You look like an honorable woman," he whispered, practicing what he would say to any prospective mate. "I have a home with my parents and my brother. There we will live and you will be part of our family. Would you like to give me children?" ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Michelle, then please check out her website.



"Bound & Tamed" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 5] & [Bayou Bound Series, Book 4] by Sidney Bristol

Author's Story Description : Rosaline Isnard is a woman on a mission to experience all the pleasures of the body following a devastating break-up. An arranged play-date at a private club with a dark new lover sends her on a roller coaster of highs and lows. As her damaged heart begins to beat again for a new love, she discovers that her mystery man has an objective of his own.

Kasper Hrna has harbored a desire for the hacker R0$3 since high school. Now, he needs that brilliant mind of hers to put a gang of criminals behind bars, but Rosaline has needs of her own. She pushes his control and the limits he thought he could keep on their relationship. What began as a matter of the flesh becomes one of the heart as Rosaline proves just how much power a submissive can have over her Dominant.

My Story Review : N/A -- it looks like a good novel but I just wasn't interested in reading it so I skipped it. I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2.5

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Bound & Tamed (Book 4)

Author's Story Extras : Bound & Tamed - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Bayou Bound | Bayou Bound Series - Overview | Midnight Ink :: Picture Her Bound, Bayou Bound #1 - Overview & Video | Picture Her Bound - Overview, Video, & Excerpt | Duty Bound - Overview & Excerpt | Love Is... :: Picture Her Loved - Overview & Excerpt | Hot Ink :: Bound Memories - Overview

Story Teaser :
"Do you cook all the time?" she asked.
"When I can."
"I might have to marry you." ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Sidney, then please check out her website.



"No Gentleman" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 6], [Cora’s Choice Series], & [Cora’s Bond Series] by V. M. Black

Author's Story Description : In the Gilded Age, it was a young lady's role to be courted, to wed, and to step into her role as a society matron. But Hattie Buchannan rebels from such a fate, and when a mysterious and compelling Frenchman named Jean Morel appears in Southampton, she is more than willing to flout convention--and walk straight into the arms of a vampire.

"No Gentleman," telling the back story of Jean and Hattie from Cora’s Choice and Cora’s Bond.

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A young lady who pushes the boundaries of propriety becomes enchanted to a man, who isn't what he seems.

This fast-paced novella is very fun and flirty! Henrietta (Hattie) is vivacious and daring, who brings Jean out from his dreary state and changes her life into something of her choosing. I really liked them together as they complemented each other so well. Plus, I liked reading their banter.

Story Teaser :
She wrinkled her button nose and snorted. "Why did you invite me here tonight?"
"Why did you come?" he returned.
Her eyes raked over him. "Because you interest me. I haven't met a man like you before."
He took another sip of brandy. "Well, then, that is why I invited you."
"You haven't met a man like me?" she shot back instantly.
"Clever," Jean said. ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by V. M., then please check out her website.



"Falling for the Firefighter" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 7] & [Hot Zone Anthology] by Shelli Stevens

Author's Story Description : When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she’s afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned.

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars! This intense novella is about two people meeting up again after their previous encounter pulled them apart.

I thoroughly enjoyed the buildup of this novel. It’s intense, charming, and pretty captivating as you reading about Kim & Lucas' growing relationship. I liked their whirlwind romance! I just wish that the ending wasn't so abrupt even though it, thankfully, does give you an update on how their relationship is doing.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Hot Zone (Falling for the Firefighter is Novella #2)

Author's Story Extras : Hot Zone - Overview | Taming the Alpha is now available!

Story Teaser :
"Was it really your birthday that night? Or was that just a line to get me to dance with you?"
"It was my birthday. Dirty thirty."
So he was four years older than her. "Mmmm. I bet you are."
He arched a brow and tilted his head.
"Dirty," she murmured, in case he'd missed it.
His mouth curved into a sexy smile. "Guilty as charged. Maybe you'd care to find out?" ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Shelli, then please check out her website.



"Cougar’s First Christmas" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 8] & [Cascade Shifters Series, Book 1.5] by Jessie Donovan

Author's Story Description : Willing to chance arrest and jail time, cougar-shifter Sean Fisher wants to make human Lauren Spencer his mate and Christmas is the perfect time to do it. However, on the way to obtain her parents’ approval, a car runs them off the road. When Sean wakes up, he’s tied up and alone, at the mercy of an anti-shifter group.

Six months ago, Lauren never would’ve pictured herself with a cougar-shifter, but Sean was everything she hoped for and was willing to risk it all to be his mate. Yet when a staged car crash tears him from her side, Lauren must reach out to his clan–a clan she’s never met–for help before it’s too late.

Can Lauren and Sean be together for Christmas? Or, will their differences be too much to overcome and rip them apart?

My Story Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! After six months of being together Sean wants to officially claim Lauren as his mate and propose to her, even if that means going against the laws and figuratively putting targets on their back for the purist groups to attack them...

Sean and Lauren's connection is palpable in a way that make the reader want to read more about them! Both are feisty which made reading about what they go through to protect one another, and their relationship, an enjoyable experience. It definitely got me interested in this series! In addition, it also reminded me a bit of Ms. Ashley’s Shifters Unbound Series with the way the world knows about shifters, most don’t like them, and there are laws against them.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Cougar’s First Christmas (Book 1.5)

Author's Story Extras : Cougar’s First Christmas - Overview | New Release: Cougar’s First Christmas

Author's Series Extras : Convincing the Cougar - Overview | Reclaiming the Wolf - Overview | Resisting the Cougar is Live!

Story Teaser :
"I think your mother likes me for my hotness."
After giving a mock slap, Lauren said, "I don't need to hear about my mother lusting after you."
"Oh, I don't know; it's kind of funny to watch you when you're embarrassed." ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jessie, then please check out her website.



"Coming Home" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 9] by N. J. Walters

Author's Story Description : Burned out from his last assignment, DEA agent Tobias Slater has come home to Chicago a changed man. Disillusioned and uncertain about his future, the last thing he expects is to run into Kansas Fielding on his first night home.

Kansas has loved Tobias for years. They shared one memorable kiss two years ago before he walked away. Now he’s back, and this time she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make him admit his feelings for her.

My Story Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! An intensely driving novella about a man coming home after being away for quite some time, trying to get over the disturbing experiences that recently happened in his life, and reuniting with the one woman he could never get over.

In truth the story description made me not interested in this novella, but because I'm a fan of Ms. Walters I gave it a try and I'm so happy I did! Kansas and Tobias are a great match up! Reading about them reunite was very heartening and I could not get enough. I just wish there was an epilogue so I could see where they went from here.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Alexandra's Legacy | Finding Chrissten

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : "Waiting On" Wednesday: Finding Chrissten

Author's Story Extras : Taming the Alpha...Coming Soon | Taming the Alpha is finally here!

Story Teaser :
"What?" One word was all he could manage at the moment. He'd always had complete control of his body and himself. Everyone he'd been around for the past few years were always bitching about his control. Kansas made a mockery of it.
"Payback is a bitch." ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by N. J., then please check out her website.



"River Arrow" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 10] & [New Guardsmen Series, Book 2] by Ella Drake

Author's Story Description : Jared Covington is about to veer off course. He’s survived the end of known civilization by staying focused. His crew, his community, and his own life demand he take no chances. Working the Mississippi River carries enough risk, but it pays to avoid trouble where he can, including never getting involved with the ragtag communities on his trade route. He doesn’t count on Mari and how involved he wants to get.

Mari is a survivor. An attacking drifter gang has captured her entire village and she’s the only one who can stop them. If she’s going to die saving her people, least she can do is finally get her hands on Jared, the man she’s dreamed of since she first set eyes on him. When her entire life is upside down may not be the best time to get him in her bed, but she’s not taking chances.

Mari knows Jared is her lucky break. She just has to convince him of that. Later. For now, their sizzling attraction is put on hold. Because, unless they free the village from the drifters, there is no future.

My Story Review : N/A -- it looks like a good novel but I just wasn't interested in reading it so I skipped it. I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : River Arrow (Book 2) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : New Guardsmen Series

Author's Story Extras : River Arrow - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Desert Blade - Overview & Excerpt | Badland's Edge - Overview & Excerpt

Story Teaser :
"We'll work it out. It's our home and we'll protect it."
He nodded. "Home is worth fighting for."
"Glad you see that. Weren't sure you understood." ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Ella, then please check out her website.



"Theirs" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 11] by Eve Vaughn

Author's Story Description : When scandal breaks, Alex is exiled from town. Years later she's moved on from her past. But a letter from the men she vowed to forget threatens to pull her back.

Cash and Rusty Bradford have never stopped loving the woman who claimed both their hearts and they'll stop at nothing to reclaim her.

My Story Review : 5 out of 5 stars! After years of heartache of her past Alex’s men—Cash and Rusty—come back into her life to set things right.

I’m a fan of MFM romances but only when all three get a HEA. This novel hits their HEA right out of the ballpark it’s so sweet, erotic, and entertaining! I loved how it updated the reader as to their past relationship with one another while bringing them all back together again. It was very sweet! Plus, it makes the reader really believe in Cash and Rusty as Alex’s “heroes” and gives you hope for their future.

Story Teaser :
"You two aren't going to kill me, are you?" She laughed uneasily.
"If I wanted to kill you, I would have done it when you put that frog down my back when we were ten."
She couldn't help but giggle at the memory. Those were happier times. "Okay. But if you two murder me, I swear to God, I'm coming back to kill the both of you."
"Duly noted. Let's go."
~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Eve, then please check out her website.



"Reconnected" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 12] by Jaycee Clark

Author's Story Description : Rainy witnessed a murder and needs a safe place to stay. Lee tried to forget the woman who stole his heart years ago, but now that there's a killer after her, he'll do whatever he must to keep her safe.

My Story Review : N/A -- it looks like a good novel but I just wasn't interested in reading it so I skipped it. I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Story Teaser :
"We're not talking about my name."
"We could be." He leaned across from her on the other side of the bar. His arms crossed on the granite as he leaned closer. "So tell me, Rainbow, what the fuck trouble did you find yourself in now?"
"I really hate my name."
"I could call you Rainbow Bright, or just RB." He grinned, and his dimple winked at her. ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jaycee, then please check out her website.



"Mistaken Identity" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 13] by Lauren Hawkeye (aka Lauren Jameson)

Author's Story Description : Being bad never felt so good... In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she's seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam... or what she does as a result. "Mistaken Identity" by Lauren Hawkeye explores the consequences of blind attraction.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Story Teaser :
He looked like sex and smelled like sin.
The punch of his appeal hit me in the gut, staggering me, leaving me breathless. ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Lauren, then please check out her website.



"Valan Playboys" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 14] by Scarlett Dawn

Author's Story Description : Orphan, Lana Claire, drinks too much and parties too hard. Eighteen-years-old, and a wild child, Lana does whatever she wants, whenever she wants. When a crazy encounter at a new bar ends with bodies littering the ground, Lana wonders if she may have discovered a path that leads to answers she desperately needs.

Never one to walk blind, she treads carefully. What she finds is more than she ever hoped for. Lana knew she wasn’t human, but an entire community of others like herself blows her mind. And the men! Heat and passion burn bright when Valan men are on the hunt for their mate, but Lana never expected to be the spark for two of their hottest playboys. More than ready to sizzle with the alphas of Valan, Lana does what she always does. She dives right in.

*Intended for readers 18+*

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Valan Playboys

Story Teaser :
I wasn't human. I had known that forever, born this way.
But now, I knew exactly what I was. It had taken three months to get caught up on all things 'me', but I had gained extreme knowledge under Callie's tuteledge.
First, there was an actual name for what I was. ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Scarlett, then please check out her website.



"Under His Spell" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 15] by Natasha Logan (aka Michelle M. Pillow, Madelyn Porter, & Naomi Kalling)

Author's Story Description : Destiny comes with a price.

Valerie Walsh has gotten more than she bargained for as the new owner of Olivier Manor. The real estate listing said nothing about supernatural tenants, the mysterious old cottage, or a prophecy needing to be fulfilled. Out of everything, perhaps the most unsettling of all is the sexily wicked Troy Olivier.

Troy doesn't want his family's old home, but that doesn't mean the creatures of the house don't still want him. He tries to run from the legacy of his family, but the mystery surrounding his past won't let him leave. Destiny has plans of its own and those plans just might include the captivating Valerie.

This is a standalone story. Originally published in the NY Times #8 and USA Today Bestselling Book: "Taming the Alpha"

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Call of the Sea | Commanding the Tides | Spellbound | Determined Prince (review above)

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Under His Spell

Story Teaser :
He's spent his entire adulthood trying to keep the demon blood in him from simmering. For the most part, it had worked. However, the second he saw her, he knew there was no fighting destiny. This plan had been laid out the day he was born. He had no choice. Prophecies were meant to be fulfilled, and Valerie was part of his. ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Natasha, then please check out her website.



"Renegade" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 16] & [Beyond Human Masters Series, Book 1] by Jaide Fox

Author's Story Description : Altered by science, the Renegades are the ultimate warriors—indestructible and deadly.

When border patrol brings a suspected Renegade into town, Dahlia knows he’s moments from condemnation and death. Sick of the violence and killing of innocents, she thrusts herself between the stranger and the townspeople—too late discovering their suspicion is fact. Now Dahlia must put herself in harm’s way again and discover if the enigmatic stranger is there to bring about their destruction and raid their town for anything of value. But when Connor, the Renegade, looks at her, sensations she’s never experienced begin wearing down her resolve to remain aloof, and she begins to wonder if the townspeople aren’t the real threat.

RATING: Contains mild violence, descriptive adult language and situations. Post-Apocalypse, Futuristic Romance. If you purchased Taming the Alpha Box Set, you have already bought this book and don’t need to purchase it again unless you just love the author and want to have a separate copy with the new kick butt artwork. This title is a romance with simmering tension. It is not an erotic romance with gratuitous love scenes.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Renegade (Book 1)

Story Teaser :
"Didn't think you'd be back out here," he said, keeping his eyes shut.
"I didn't have much choice. I've got to watch you the next few days."
He cracked an eye open and looked at her. "Can't take your eyes off me, hmm? Interesting."
She gasped at him. "I didn't say that!"
"You might as well have, sweetheart." ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jaide, then please check out her website.



"Once Upon a Full Moon" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 17] by Tracey H. Kitts (aka T. K. Hardin)

Author's Story Description : Going for a dune buggy ride under the full moon sounded like a good idea at the time. However when Freya gets injured by a werewolf, her life is changed forever. But thanks to the sexy wolfman, Dorian, she doesn’t have to go through this ordeal alone.

This is a NOVELLA 21,289 words in length.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Once Upon a Full Moon

Story Teaser :
"Werewolf," I said, shaking my head.
I sat up, flinging back the covers as I swung my feet over the side of the bed. For a moment I just sat there, staring at my dirty feet.
"What the fuck?"
I looked back and saw my white sheets were covered with dirt and pieces of leaves.
"What the fuck?" I said, a little more urgently.
By this time, my pulse was racing and I felt dizzy. I ran into the bathroom, stopping in front of the mirror.
"I'm naked," I gasped. "This isn't happening." ~ within Chapter 2
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Tracey, then please check out her website.



"Performance Criteria" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 18] by Reagan Hawk (aka Mandy M. Roth, Kennedy Kovit, Rory Michaels, & Elle Spencer)

Author's Story Description : What do you get when you have an IQ that is off the charts, the inability to let go of someone you love and a lot of spare parts? The man of your dreams, of course.
Dr. Aeron Braxton is on the verge of unveiling her newest creation---a droid who can pass as either human or Vanos.
An alien race took the man she loved away from her, but her revenge is at hand. Aeron has rebuilt Brad into a living, breathing killing machine she hopes will save the outer quadrants from a mass Vanos invasion.
Too bad the brilliant scientist didn't calculate the probabilities of love getting in the way.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Best Intentions | Broken Communication (review above)

Story Teaser :
Wonderful, she gives me the ability to shut off pain but I can't get an erection to go down. Some space age warrior I am. A hot blonde can bring me to my knees. He tapped his foot. In her defense, she had no clue my reproductive organs are operational. Hell, she wasn't even aware I was operational.
The corners of his lips twitched at the irony of it all. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Reagan, then please check out her website.



"His Velvet Touch" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 19] & [Barrum, KS Series, Book 0.5] by Candice Gilmer

Author's Story Description : When Harper walks into Chris’s life on a hook-up dare from her friends, he wants nothing to do with her until he realizes he can use her to his benefit. She works for an investment firm, and Chris needs an investor for his company that’s about to get bought out by his biggest competitor.

He's not going to lose his business.

Harper's pride made her walk across that coffee shop that day, but when Chris plays along and kisses her in front of her friends, she knows there's more to this guy than just a quick romp. When she learns of his business's dire situation, she's happy to help, since money is her life.

The more time they spend together, the more they find a connection, however as much as they connect, that still doesn't mean they trust each other.

After all, she can't keep a plant alive, and he's a landscaper.

How can that possibly be a good match?

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Brightest Shadow

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : His Velvet Touch (Book 0.5)

Story Teaser :
"So you just need me to take you out of here? They won't want to see my underwear or anything?" His fingers laced with hers and he caressed the back of her hand with his thumb.
She glanced at their joined hands, then back at his face. "I'll just tell them you go commando."
"You're kind of feisty."
"I'm also kind of a pain in the ass."
"Is that a warning?"
"No, just my PSA for the day." ~ within Chapter 2
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Candice, then please check out her website.



"Foxheart" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 20] & [The Brothers Goodfellow Series, Book 1] by J. S. Hope

Author's Story Description : Having seen enough death and destruction to last a lifetime - including the murder of his own family - former police officer and Marine sniper Michael Goodfellow retreats from the world, carving out a solitary existence for himself in the forests of the Swiss Alps.

What he finds there isn't peace, but at least he can lose himself in the physical work of surviving.

It is enough, until the day he discovers an enigmatic young woman caught in one of his game traps and his whole world is turned upside down. Can his unexpected visitor vanquish the demons lurking in the darkness of his soul? Will he open up enough to even let her try?

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Foxheart (Book 1)

Story Teaser :
Live brilliantly, little furface, because next time the fates might not be so kind. ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters
For more information on this book and/or any other books by J. S., then please check out her website.



"Hail Mary Honeymoon" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 21] by Inez Kelley

Author's Story Description : Josie and Wade had it all in their marriage. Then disaster hit. As both struggled to cope with the fall out, they grew further apart until they crumbled as a couple. Wade proposes a last ditch effort to save their marriage. They need to play a game, the Hail Mary Honeymoon. They will either both win it all or both will lose everything.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Story Teaser :
"Mamamamama..."
Leaving the case in the hallway, Josie walked into nursery with a ready smile. Sadie was buck naked, standing in her crib and dancing in excitement.
"Where are your clothes, Tatertot?"
She tossed her hands up and flopped back on the mattress. "All gone."
"You're turning into quite a little stripper, child. This has got to stop before you start eyeing poles and shoving dollar bills in your diaper." ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Inez, then please check out her website.



"One Night of Passion" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 22] by Eryn Blackwell

Author's Story Description : Death did not separate them, but Bishop only has one night to prove to Skyler he knows she is his soul mate.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Story Teaser :
All she felt was him.
All she knew was him.
All she could sense was him.
He was her anchor. ~ within Chapter 2
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Eryn, then please check out her website.



"Legendary Choice" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 23] by Sherri L. King

Author's Story Description : What do you do when the Norse pantheon asks you to fight in the battle to end all battles? It's not easy to decide when they send the sexiest demigod in existence to persuade you and even he doesn't know what you should do. Just go with the flow, it's not the end of the world. Right?

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

Story Teaser :
But those eyes...those incredible blue eyes of his had pierced right through her. They'd seemed to see everything. She'd never encountered a color so pure and so clear. And the way he had met her gaze...the way he had stared right into her, exposing everything she'd fought so hard to bury---it had spooked her. ~ within Chapter 5
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Sherri, then please check out her website.



"The Bet" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 24] & [Blazing Hearts Series, Book 1] by Kennedy Kovit (aka Mandy M. Roth, Reagan Hawk, Rory Michaels, & Elle Spencer)

Author's Story Description : M/F Contemporary Western Erotic Romance

Tyson is a man with a dark past and he isn’t much on wagers. But when his best friend bets him that he can’t romance the pants off their boss’s daughter, he can’t resist. See, he’s had the hots for Ms. Lexie Garnes for years, but she was too young to act on it. Now that she’s a college graduate, and more than legal, he’s all in. Tyson can’t hide his feelings for Lexie any longer. With a bet on the table, he has no choice but to man up and find a way for her to accept him and his kinky bedroom tastes.

Lexie is glad to be back down south. Her time away did her good but made her miss home. Middlefield may lack excitement, but it has something Boston never did—Tyson Morrows. Her father’s ranch foreman is sexier than ever and suddenly seems to have eyes for her. Is this too good to be true? Will his commanding hands in the bedroom prove to be too much for her and what will happen when she learns he only made his move because of a bet?

Rating: This novella contains steamy sex scenes, a hero who is all about getting the heroine into bed and teaching her things good girls just shouldn’t know, and a couple who has had feelings for one another a whole hell of a lot longer than they’re willing to admit. This novella isn’t for everyone, and if you don’t like your sex dirty, your men alpha, and your women willing to learn, then this isn’t the book for you.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Best Intentions | Broken Communication (review above)

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : The Bet (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Blazing Hearts Series

Story Teaser :
"Damn woman, I bet you taste like Heaven."
"Tyson!"
"Don't give me that look," he said. "We've been dancin' around this for years. If you don't want me this way, say so now and I'll walk you back to the main house. But, Lexie, know if you walk out that door I'm done chasin' you."
"Chasing me?" she asked. "You've never chased me. You have no interest in me that way."
He laughed and shook his head. "Woman, are you blind?" ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Kennedy, then please check out her website.



"Rite of Passion" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 25] & [Warrior Women Series, Book 1] by Madelyn Porter (aka Michelle M. Pillow, Natasha Logan, & Naomi Kalling)

Author's Story Description : Shana of Themis is proud to be of the female dominated race of the Amazon. But, when the time comes for her to become a mother, she's less than thrilled. Following tradition, she must take the males they have captured into her bed.

Captain James Alexander was caught answering a distress call, when the Amazon's overtook him and two of his men. Now, to escape, he plans on seducing his beautiful captor.

My Story Review : N/A -- I never got around to reading it ... at some point I might but I'm posting about it since it's a part of this book, therefore I'm just "Spreading the Word" about this one.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Call of the Sea | Commanding the Tides | Spellbound | Determined Prince (review above)

Purchase This Novella Here : Amazon.com (e-Book) : Rite of Passion (Book 1)

Story Teaser :
"You are weak?" she challenged, her brow arching as she teased him. "I am not surprised. You are a man and it is to be expected. A true warrior doesn't complain."
"You call me weak?" He growled, flipping her beneath him and pinning her hips to his.
"You speak of not being able to go on."
"I seem to remember someone begging me to give them a small rest last night."
Shana actually felt a blush heating her face. Then, her expression turning very serious, she stated, "Someone? I did not know you went to another woman last night. I might have to kill them." ~ within Chapter 7
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Madelyn, then please check out her website.



My Book Review : For the full book I give it 3.72 out of 5 stars, if you have a chance to read any of the ones above individually I say GO FOR IT! =0) Sorry I didn't post this earlier this year but I hope you still enjoyed it. *hahaa*

Authors' Anthology Extras : Taking on Tory: Magic, New Mexico #1.5 | Taming the Alpha Box Set - Overview | Taming the Alpha is Here!!! | Pre-order Taming the Alpha

Book Teaser(s) :

DETERMINED PRINCE by Michelle M. Pillow -- It's a part of TAMING THE ALPHA ANTHOLOGY -- REVIEW TO COME
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, April 11, 2015

RECONNECTED by Jaycee Clark, Author -- It's a part of TAMING THE ALPHA ANTHOLOGY #teaser #meme
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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