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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Feasted On: Guardians of the Light Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 339 KB | Release Date: October 2008 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Samhain Publishing

"Duality" [Guardians of the Light Series, Book 1] by Renee Wildes

My Book Summary : Dara begins a personal quest in hopes of saving her kingdom and finds out more about herself then she's ever known. During her quest, she saves Loren, an Elven prince who is in the middle of a similar quest of his own to help out some friends of his, and in turn, he swears a Life-Debt to Dara, which turns them into Life-Mates! However, just because they've found each other doesn't mean that they are able to walk away from their own personal journeys. Therefore, together they embark on a way to save Dara's kingdom from the demon who intends to take it over. Yet along the way unmistakable circumstances leave Loren's own personal life in unusual straights. So much so, that he's scared he'll lose Dara once their quests are over. Will Loren be able to find a way to win over Dara's heart and soul while defeating a demon in the process or will all his hopes and dreams come crashing down around him??

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, follow two people on their quests of a lifetime that will change their paths of fate forever! I loved the characters in this series, especially Dara & Loren! Well all the characters, but Moira & Alani. And, now that I think about it, I hated Jalad and all of his followers too. Also, maybe... hmmm... =0/ Okay since there are so many characters let’s do it this way...

About the Characters:
• Dara: A mortal half-dragon fire mage, who was raised by her adoptive--human--parents Rufus and Fanny. She remembers very little about her mother, Sheena, who died when Dara was young. Loren's Life-Mate. As well as being a fire mage, Dara is a skilled healer and warrior. Protective of everyone she considers worthy. A mixture of shy and wanton when it comes to Loren. Is Loren's light when sudden changes take place.

• Loren: An Elven prince and was chosen by the Lady as Her champion. Younger brother to Deane and older brother to Brannan. Dara's Life-Mate and protector. Hani`ena's warrior. Best friend to Cianan. A powerful empath. Doesn't like the politics of being a prince and all that comes with royalty. Likes his freedom and helping protect his kingdom. Has a hard time when changes suddenly happen in his family.

• Jalad: Count of Westmarche, which borders Dara's kingdom. A mortal who wanted more power so he took a demon within himself and tore apart Dara's kingdom. **Hated him and his followers**

• Hani`ena: Loren's warhorse. Feisty. Keeps Loren in line.

• Cianan: An elf who's an archery instructor at the Academy. Best friend to Loren. A harmless flirt.

• Moira: Queen of Dara's kingdom. A mortal. Pregnant. Fights alongside the other warriors to save her kingdom. **I thought her fine at the beginning but at the very end I was very annoyed with her about her reaction to Dara**

• Hengist: King of Dara's kingdom. A mortal. Loren's friend.

• Cedric: The Elven High King. Father to Deane, Loren, and Brannan. Very sad because most of his family is dead and he misses them. Tries to keep himself together so he can be strong for his family and kingdom.

• Deane: An Elven prince and the heir to the throne. Older brother to Loren and Brannan. Rude and arrogant. **Hated him**

• Brannan: An Elven prince. Younger brother to Loren and Deane. The scholar of the family who is interested in learning about becoming a healer. Sweet and kind.

• Pari: The former Elven High King. Father to Cedric. Lorelei's Life-Mate. Used to being rained on when his wife is mad at him. Tough old warrior.

• Lorelei: The former Elven Queen. Mother to Cedric. Pari's Life-Mate. A powerful water mage. Mother hen type to everyone she likes.

• Sheena: A draconian. A dragon queen. Dara's mother.

• Paulette: An elf. Deane's wife. Very rude! **Hated her**

• Alani: Loren's betrothed. A snob who doesn't love Loren but plans on being his bride either way. **Hated her**

• Verdeen: An elf. Agrees to be Dara's lady's maid if Dara can teach her to become a skilled warrior. Very helpful.

There are more characters of course but these are the ones that come to mind the most. Anyway ...

This novel is an action packed adventure! With more adventure in it then I originally expected when I purchased it. Not that it was a problem; however, it definitely keeps you on your toes throughout this novel! Yet it also has a sweet love story drawn through it too!

I recommend this novel to anyone who was/is a Lord of the Rings fan and to those who like fantasy romances!!

- On a side note -
I'm now curious to read Cianan's novel "Hedda's Sword" (Book 2 in this series) & Verdeen's novel "Riever's Heart" (Book 5 in this series) as I liked them a lot as secondary characters in this novel. =0)

Author's Novel Extras : Duality Excerpt | A New Adventure | About DUALITY – w/Excerpt | 5-STAR REVIEW FOR DUALITY FROM ECATAROMANCE! | New Reviews For DUALITY! | Anonymous Reader Review for DUALITY! | New Review For DUALITY! | Booksigning With Kids | Duality Cover Featured for Valentine’s Day! | INSPIRATION

Author's Series Extras : Series' Background | Guardians of Light Character Blog | Back on the Air! LYCAN TIDES New Release Coming 7/14/09 | Writing Is A Lonely Profession...NOT! | AWESOME New Review For Hedda’s Sword! | HEDDA’S SWORD OUT IN PAPERBACK TODAY! | My 2 Weeks At Amazon – Thus Far | New Contract w/Samhain! | Hedda’s Sword – CataNetwork Reviewers Choice | Lycan Tides – LRC Best Fantasy Bk 2009 Nominee! | Moments in Time: Those Magical First Kisses | LYCAN TIDES – Runner Up in LRC’s Best Fantasy 2009! | AND THE WINNER IS....(VALENTINE’S DAY PROMO) | “FAVORITE” words of writers (not necessarily editors) | Countdown: How DUST Was Born | DUST OF DREAMS Up For Book of the Week at LASR! | Those Recurring Characters In A Series | Teaching Old Writers New Tricks – NaNo Update Revelations | CHARACTERIZATION & DEEP POV – TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL | What Verdeen & I Have in Common | LYCAN TIDES is an EPIC Finalist! | BOOK OPENINGS | The 5 Senses – SIGHT | The 5 Senses – TOUCH | ALPHAS vs. BETAS | Reality In Fiction | RIEVER’S HEART – OUT TODAY IN PAPERBACK! | Riever’s Heart Excerpt (Moonlit Gardens) | THE NEXT BIG THING

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
“I can’t go looking like this.”
“You do resemble a muddy puppy.”
“I stink, and you know it. Lady, I’d kill for a bath.” Her eyes turned fierce and begging all at the same time. “We’ve got water and a fire.”
“You cannot manage one right now, even pain-blocked.”
“You can help me.”
Something like a snicker came from Hani`ena’s direction. “You could.”
Oh, Lord and Lady. Just the mere thought of...was enough to turn his blood hot and cold. Her. Naked. Skin glistening in the firelight, droplets of water running down her back to the sweet curve of her... He broke into a sweat at his unchivalrous thoughts. She was injured and under his protection. “Nay.”
She turned from begging to indignation in the blink of an eye. “I granted you a bath, and you were in far less need of it than I. The least you can do is return the favor.” There was naught seductive in her tone. He felt her self-disgust.
“You have soap and clean rags in my saddle bags.”
“Shut up, Hani`ena.” He glared at the mare, who blinked at him. “You do not fool me for an instant.” He turned to Dara. “It would be...” Torture. “Inappropriate.”
“I can’t be the first woman you’ve seen naked. I trust you. Just pretend I’m your sister.”
“Your much younger sister,” Hani`ena commented.
His hand knotted in Dara’s hair. His face went rigid and turmoil smoldered in his heart. “You are not my sister.” It felt like a shout, but his throat was so tight it was barely audible. ~ within Chapter 7
They made it to shore and, after securing the boat, Pari led the way up a winding cliffside trail to a boulder-covered opening. “We are here.” He backed away for Dara to take the lead.
“Beware,” the voices warned.
She stared at the sealed entrance. “It’s guarded by more than one element. You can’t enter.”
Pari unshouldered his pack. “This be where I come in. Music or passwords?”
“Musssic,” the voices ordered. “Music,” Dara repeated.
Pari pulled out his wooden flute and played a simple melody. Dara saw the notes shimmering against an invisible shield—yellow, blue, pink, green, violet. Every note flared against the shield, little by little thinning it into nonexistence.
Dara stepped up to the barricade and studied the runes above her head. She’d seen their like but once afore, on the bottle of dragon’s blood she’d held in prison. “What’s it say?”
“Enter here, all ye who fear not death. Bow to thy queen and live.”
Dara frowned. “You have some arrogance issues.”
They did not reply. ~ within Chapter 11
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Renee, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Made the Grade: Wicked Shores Series, Book 1

Format: eBook | File Size: 1.5 MB | Release Date: December 24, 2013 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Samhain Publishing | Originally Found Out About @ Jodi Redford's Facebook Page

"Three Ways to Wicked" [Wicked Shores Series, Book 1] by Jodi Redford

Author's Book Description : Three ingredients for a hot summer: sun, sand, and sizzling sex.

Following a nasty breakup with her ex, Kayla English is eager to get her erotic writing mojo back on track. Except progress on her current book has flatlined, right along with her belief in happily-ever-after.

Solution? Two weeks of solitude in the Florida sun thanks to some friends' generous offer to house-sit their place on the beach. She didn't count on having roommates--or on getting the sexiest peepshow of her life.

Seven years after an intimate encounter rocked their worlds, business partners Tyler Bishop and Gibb Masters have kept things strictly in the friend zone. A recent storm has left them homeless, though. They figure moving into Ty’s parents’ place is preferable to roughing it elsewhere, even if it means resisting the temptation to slip between the sheets with Kayla…and each other.

As the days heat up, so does their three-way attraction. But when emotions run deeper than any of them expect, three wary hearts must decide if it’s worth the risk to write their own HEA.

Warning: This book brings the dirty. We're talking dirty sex in an outdoor shower, on a boat, and on the kitchen counter with a dirty-mouthed Casanova. In other words, all the good stuff with a side of glow-in-the-dark body paint.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this sweet erotic romance is about three long-time friends coming to terms with their feelings for one another, and when they do, it'll change all their lives for the better! Together the dreams they've always craved will come true!

Tyler (Ty), Kayla (Kay), & Gibb are good friends but even better lovers. They allow each other the opportunity to be who they are supposed to be, while getting over past hurts in their lives. Kay gets the best of both worlds with Ty being the "dirty-mouthed Casanova" and Gibb being the protective/sweet-type. Together the three of them fall in love while providing a lot of interesting sexual exploits for you to enjoy!

My only wish is that the plot flowed a bit better, as it seemed to go a little to slow in some parts while a bit to fast in others. Nevertheless, I loved the characters and can't wait to see where this series will take us!

I recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys erotic three-way romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author or the Author's Characters : November 2011 | February 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : That Voodoo You Do | The Naughty List | Maximum Witch | Getting Familiar With Your Demon | Cat Scratch Fever | Breaking Bad

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Jess' Update :: September 20th 2011 | Winter Themed Books To Warm You Up During the 2011 Holiday Season | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | Teaser Tuesdays: Breaking Bad | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Welcome to Small Business Saturday/Week

Author's Novel Extras : Three Ways to Wicked Reviewer ARCs!

Book Teaser(s) :
They pulled into the driveway directly behind Kayla. Not a moment too soon, considering Gibb was sporting the bluest balls known to mankind. He killed the Bronco’s engine and pocketed the keys before hopping outside. Looking to hide his anxiousness, he deliberately kept his posture loose and casual as he approached Kay. From the corner of his eye, he noticed Ty reveling in a knowing smirk. Asshole was thoroughly enjoying testing Gibb’s threshold for sexual torment.
Kay clicked her car door shut and turned toward them with a readied smile. Something in Gibb’s expression must have ratted out his state of mind because her eyes widened several fractions. So much for his bullshit attempt at pretending he wasn’t frothing at the mouth to get intimately acquainted with her pussy again. Her lips parted, but before any words could slip free, the solitary thread comprising his frayed control unraveled, and he nudged her against the Camry’s doorframe. ~ within Chapter 10
She couldn’t imagine not waking up every day in their arms, just content in knowing her world was a wonderful place because they resided within it.
But that’s precisely what she had to look forward to after this week. Endless days without Ty and Gibb.
Throat tight with emotion, she settled her purse on the floor and went to inspect the paints. Dropping onto her haunches, she unscrewed the cap of the closest jar and eyed its bright blue contents. “Ooh, I get to make you guys into Smurfs!”
Ty groaned. “You didn’t just say that.”
“Okay, how about that dude from Avatar?”
Before she could tease Ty any further, Gibb shut off the lights, sealing them in an expansive dark wonderland backdropped by a glowing neon rainforest. Her delighted gasp sneaking loose, she lifted to her feet and gaped at the intricate pattern of foliage decorating the opposite wall. The effect was so realistic she swore the fern fronds would rustle beneath her fingertips. ~ within Chapter 14
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jodi, then please check out her website.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Made the Grade: Legacy Series, Book 5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 428 KB | Release Date: May 2012 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained:

"Finding Chrissten" [Legacy Series, Book 5] by N. J. Walters

My Book Summary : Ever since Hank met Quinn (Chrissten's twin brother), he has been obsessed with her and with rescuing her from whoever kidnapped her over a year ago. With the help of an unusual vampire and Hank's pack, they finally track down Chrissten and break her out of captivity. However, will she ever be able to live among their "normal" society again? Hank will do everything in his power to keep her safe even from himself if necessary...

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! What would you do if you found that your "true mate" was forced to mate with another? How far would you go to protect her? Would she ever be willing to open her heart to you have everything she's suffered? These questions plague the whole novel, while Hank and Chrissten try to understand the connection between them and deal with the men who abused her.

Maybe it was because I had such high hopes for this novel, but even though I liked the plot and the main characters (Hank & Chrissten), I felt this novel was dragged out way too much. It made it so that even though I liked how everything was going so well for Chrissten and Hank at times I would just start thinking, "Why is there so much left to the novel?" Basically, I felt that there were some scenes that just really didn't need to be included.

Overall, though, I did like how Chrissten & Hank's love story came together, especially the main fight scene where Hank went all Rambo-style! =0)

I recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of the Legacy Series or of Ms. Walters.

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

Author's Novel Extras : New Cover! | FINDING CHRISSTEN Available Today! | 4 Stars for Finding Chrissten | Finding Chrissten on Amazon Best Seller List! | Fresh Friday Reads: Shifters, Witches, Elves, and a Sexy Historical | 5 Blue Ribbons for Finding Chrissten | 4 1/2 Stars for Finding Chrissten | 5 Hearts for Finding Chrissten

Author's Series Extras : Legacy Overview | New Contract...New Series! | Another New Cover! | Recommended Read for Alexandra's Legacy! | Two New Contracts! | New Cover!!!!! | Isaiah's Haven Available Today and Guest Blogging | 5 Book Review for Isaiah's Haven! | Two New Contracts! | A New Year Dawns... | Website Updates! | Week in Review | 5 Blue Ribbons for Legacy Found | Week in Review | 5 Blue Ribbons for Quinn's Quest | All 5 Legacy books on Samhain Paranormal Best Sellers List | The Voices in My Head...Part 2 | It's all about perspective | 2012--Year in Review | I'm Doing...Stuff

Book Teaser(s) :
A mated wolf usually couldn’t stand the scent or touch of another. That made the attraction between him and Chrissten even more unusual. Hank knew in his soul he was her true mate and she was his. Maybe it was because they were both half-breeds that they were able to get past the restrictions that ruled mated pairs. Maybe it was because they were true mates that Brian’s mating didn’t seem to affect either of them in quite the same way it would a pure werewolf mated pair.
He didn’t know and didn’t care. He could smell Brian’s scent on her skin. It permeated her flesh, a never-ending reminder that she belonged to another. It marked her as surely as a brand and would only disappear with Brian’s death.
Most males wouldn’t be able to stand the stench of another male on their female. Werewolves were nothing if not possessive.
But Hank wasn’t most men and Chrissten belonged to him. ~ within Chapter 9
Patience. He needed to woo her with patience. Even if it killed him. ~ within Chapter 10
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by N. J., then please check out her website.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Interview with Jodi Redford

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven't improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star.

When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and overgrown lapdog, she is a member of RWA national and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at and visit her online at

My Q&A with Jodi Redford :

Jess : Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Jodi : Sure, I'd love to. I write fun and sexy paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary romances for Samhain Publishing. My books are full of humor and quirk--kind of like me. *wink* When I'm not writing or working the day job, I enjoy reading and watching cheesy movies with bad special effects on the SyFy Channel. Really, is there any movie more deserving of an Academy Award than Sharktopus? I think not.

Jess : What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?

Jodi : As a pre-teen, I loved Nancy Drew. Once I hit high school, I fell in love with historical romances. Rosemary Rogers, Jude Deveraux and Bertrice Small were my all time favorites.

Jess : Do you have a specific writing style?

Jodi : My "voice" always tends to stay on the humorous and offbeat side, so I'd say yes. Definitely.

Jess : What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

Jodi : Probably an archeologist, so I could travel and play in a lot of dirt. Or even better, a paranormal researcher who seeks out creatures like the Yeti and chupacabras. Basically, I want Josh Gates job from Destination Truth. But only if I don't have to walk around in a jungle with anacondas on the loose. I'm not a snake person!

Jess : Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Jodi : Hm, the character I'd most like to invite to dinner would be Max, the shape-shifter shark from Maximum Witch. Not only is he hunky and sexy, he's also a gourmet cook, so win win for me! The one I'd least like to invite would be either Seven from The Seven Year Witch (Those multiple personalities are so hard to please when it comes to putting together a menu) or Antoinette Delacroix, the evil voodoo queen from That Voodoo You Do. I can almost guarantee she'd bring her zombie pets, and I'd end up being the main course. Talk about the worse dinner guests ever.

Jess : If you had to describe Lacey, Ryan, & Bram (from The Naughty List) in one word, what would it be?

Jodi : Lacey--Cautious



Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Jodi : You know, I was thinking about this very thing earlier today. It's funny, but I used to think of myself as a "concept" writer, meaning that the plot or story idea always came to me first. But the more I think about it, it's really the characters who grab my attention in the beginning. Even in the cases where it seemed like it was the concept first, it really sprang out of a character. For instance, with Maximum Witch I knew I wanted to write a shark shifter, which in some ways is based around a concept, but it was really the core character of Max that ultimately shaped his "skin" as a shark shifter, if that makes any sense.

Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Jodi : I've written quite a few books, but I've published and contracted eleven. It's really hard to say which is my favorite, because I fall in love with all of my books while I'm writing them, and I love them for different reasons. Besides, if I picked a favorite, the other books would get jealous. Trust me, you don't want to see a jealous book.

Jess : What is your latest published book? And if you could write it all over again, would you change anything about it?

Jodi : My latest published (available now) book is Maximum Witch. And at the end of November, The Naughty List will be releasing, so I'll count that one as "almost" published. I'm one of those writers who can always find something to change in my books, even if it doesn't need it. That's why I try to resist the urge to re-read them.

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Jodi : Well, lets see. In February, Getting Familiar With Your Demon, book 4 in the That Old Black Magic series, releases. Then in April I have a very sexy werewolf and cat-shifter book called Cat Scratch Fever coming out. Last but not least, in May I'll be part of Samhain's superhero anthology with my novella, Breaking Bad. Anyone wanting blurbs can check them out on my website. Except Breaking Bad--still waiting to get that one back from the blurb editor.

Jess : Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Jodi : Hard question! I have several favorite authors, and I enjoy their books for varying reasons. My favorite paranormal/fantasy author is Shana Abe. She has a way with description and detail that plops me into the middle of her worlds and makes them feel so real. My two favorite "sexy" authors are RG Alexander and Kate Pearce. They're both so good at bringing emotion and sizzling heat into their books.

Jess : What book are you reading now? How do you like it so far?

Jodi : I'm in the middle of book deadlines right now, so I haven't had much time for reading, but not too long ago, I finished Provoke Me, by Cari Quinn. It was the first book of Cari's I've read, and I highly recommend it. Hot and funny, and the hero and heroine really sizzle together. Yowza!

Jess : Which question are you most sick of answering in interviews?? =0)

Jodi : Ha! Since I love to gab and ramble on, there is no such thing as an interview question I'm sick of. ;)

-- Thank You Jodi!!! Be sure to check out The Naughty List & Getting Familiar With Your Demon which are both coming out soon!! --

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : That Voodoo You Do | The Naughty List

Find Jodi Redford :

Check out the Giveaway for this book -- HERE -- All you have to do to enter is answer a question!! [Contest ends on November 29th 2011]

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Made the Grade: Vegas Nights Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 84; Kindle Edition - File Size: 669 KB | Expected Release Date: July 21, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Wild Nights" [Vegas Nights Series, Book 3] by Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy)

Author's Book Description : A guy of her own? She’s not holding her breath—until he steals it away.

Natalie’s girls-only weekend in Vegas is shot to hell, thanks to her friends ditching her for very sexy, very famous guys. Not that she blames them. She knows what lonely feels like. A nurse’s long hours leave little time for a social life.

Then she collides with and spills her drink all over a very fine, very exposed male chest. A chest belonging to Noah Wilde, lead singer for the infamous Wilde & Wicked rock band. Thankfully, he’s merely amused as she tries to take care of the mess she made.

Noah sure would like to make a mess of the gorgeous, petite lady with luminous blue eyes. There’s no resisting the urge to tempt her along for an adventurous night of gambling, drinking, eating, and sin.

But during the harsh light of day, Noah has a change of heart. Not about the fact he likes Natalie—a lot. He’s not sure he wants to drag this sweet lady through his sordid life. Even though sparing her could cost them both a chance at forever.

Product Warnings: Contains a nurse who thought she knew all there was to know about anatomy, and a rock god who’s about to show her a few spots she missed. To say they both hit the jackpot would be an understatement.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Looking to take a little brake Natalie (Nat) took a weekend vacation to Las Vegas with her two best friends for a girls getaway, only to end up at an exclusive party the first night and get ditched by her friends. Yet, things start to look up after she catches the eye of Noah the lead singer of a hot rock band Wilde & Wicked. Sparks fly and soon what was meant to be a just a wild weekend turns into something a whole lot more … but is the infatuation all one-sided?

Steamy and sweet. This quick read leaves you wanting more but satisfied with the sweet way it all wraps up. I recommend it to those looking for a steamy rockstar romance novella!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Reckless Nights (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Endless Nights (Book 2)

Kobo (e-Book) USD : Wild Nights (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Wild Nights (Book 3)
Wild Nights
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Wild Nights (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Vegas Nights Series
Kobo (e-Books) USD : Vegas Nights Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Scandalous

Author's Novel Extras : Wild Nights (Book 3) - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Wicked Weekend (Book 0.5) - Overview | Reckless Nights (Book 1) - Overview | Endless Nights (Book 2) - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
All of his baser instincts were coming out in full force tonight. All over a little sprite of a girl who tasted and felt like heaven. ~ within Chapter 6
Natalie kept him on his toes. She said whatever was on her mind, she got mad at him when chicks rarely did, plus she was so incredibly responsive. She was fucking perfect for him.
So perfect it was almost scary. ~ within Chapter 7

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Karen, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Feasted On: Araneae Nation Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 208; Kindle Edition - File Size: 992 KB | Expected Release Date: December 30, 2014 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing : Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Veil of Secrets" [Araneae Nation Series, Book 5] by Hailey Edwards

Author's Book Description : Some secrets are best forgotten.

Fresh from the battlefields of Erania, Marne rides south with Edan, headed for the city of Beltania. Among the Mimetidae guards accompanying them is Asher, who’s been a thorn in her side since the day they met. He’s rude and abrasive…yet he was the first to volunteer as escort.

Marne dreams of a fresh start where no one knows who—or what—she is. But first, they must cross the veil. Rumor has it spirits haunt that grim stretch of road, and unwary travelers who enter are never heard from again.

Veil or no veil, Asher is honor bound to see Marne safely to her new home. Though truth be told, Marne leaving Erania is the last thing he wants. This journey is his final chance to convince her distance will only make his heart grow fonder.

When Edan is lost to the mists, Marne is trapped in a strange land with no allies—with a man who draws her closer every day. Closer to her heart, and her secrets. Secrets she must reveal if they are to save the one man bent on tearing them apart.

Warning: This book contains one heroine willing to fly into the face of danger and the hero who gives her heart wings. This adventure is BYOM, Bring Your Own Meal. Trust me, where we’re going, takeout is to die for. Literally.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! All of Marne's life it has been her and her brother against the world. Then not long after they both escape their life of slavery, Marne got turned into a harbinger (a thing of death) yet her brother sorta saves her .... now years later while still running away from Marne's "marker" she finds herself moving into another life changing situation that could either make or break her. Will she be able to overcome everything while creating a future for herself that she never dared to dream of before?

This enthralling novel hooked me from the beginning. Even though I haven't read all of this series I wasn't lost as Marne's situation as it is plainly laid out. I liked this novel that was full of women power and how Marne comes into her own "maturity." Plus, I enjoyed the subtle romance that blooms between Marne and Asher. It was very sweet.

Though my only wish for this novel is that Asher and Marne's storyline didn't end as abruptly as it did, I would definitely recommend this novel to those who are fans of this series, fans of Ms. Edwards, and/or those looking for a unique fantasy romance.

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Author's Series Extras : Araneae Nation Series - Overview | A Heart of Ice - Overview & Excerpt | A Hint of Frost - Overview & Excerpt | A Feast of Souls - Overview & Excerpt | A Cast of Shadows - Overview & Excerpt | A Time of Dying - Overview & Excerpt | A Kiss of Venom - Overview & Excerpt | A Breath of Winter - Overview & Excerpt | Pronunciation Key | Araneae Nation Glossary | Second World Creatures

Book Teaser(s) :
"What was easier?"
"You are the loveliest female I have ever seen," he said softly. "I can see why your husband has fought against such odds to keep you by his side, even though he must realize it will end badly. How cruel the gods are to allow such a creature to wear your beauty when all you touch withers and dies." ~ within Chapter 2
"I'll do the talking." Asher's voice cut through the silence.
"I suppose I will do the listening then. Perhaps nod appropriately to punctuate your points."
His sigh was long suffering. "I don't trust you to negotiate in your current state of mind."
Amusement laced my voice. "What state of mind is that?"
He scoffed. "No male alive would answer that question if he wanted to remain breathing." ~ within Chapter 6
"I think I liked you better when you scowled and grunted at me."
He twisted his face into his best scowl, the expression far more familiar than his smile.
"There." He crossed his arms over his chest. "Is that any better?"
"It's too late now." I sighed for dramatic effect. "You've proven yourself kind and capable."
He jerked his chin aside, shunning me. "Flattery will get you nowhere with me."
"Fine." I rotated my tender shoulders. "You're a brute. Satisfied?"
He tilted his head. "As I said, flattery will get you nowhere." ~ within Chapter 12

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Idolizing In: Chronicles of the Malcolm Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 200; Kindle Edition - File Size: 887 KB | Expected Release Date: September 22, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"Bad Kitty" [Chronicles of the Malcolm Series, Book 2] by Teresa Noelle Roberts (aka Sophie Mouette)

Author's Book Description : When you make the Devil’s bargain, be prepared to take the heat. A lot of heat.

Most of Xia’s early memories are repressed, thank the Great Cat Mother. But her body remembers how to kill.

The longer she and her fellow Malcolm crewmates are holed up on Cibari hiding from assassins, the twitchier she gets—until the planet’s insanely sexy warlord, Rahal Mizyar, borrows her skills to take out slavers.

Rahal suspects Xia is his mate, but the human-raised female never learned the finer points of felinoid rituals. The solution: make her fall hard and fast for him, even if it means playing dirty.

Hired to determine if Xia is the long-missing granddaughter of the felinoid prime minister, Cal Janssen has finally tracked her down. Getting past Rahal, though, is a problem—until he’s mistaken for a notorious arms dealer and playboy. And he finds himself the object of both Rahal’s and Xia’s seduction.

When their first mission brings Xia’s memories bulleting back to the surface, she realizes she’s fallen for two men who don’t exist. Running away, however, could be her deadliest mistake.

Warning: Contains an assassin with a swiss cheese memory, a badass warlord who’s getting tired of his own con, and a freelance lawman. Secrets, lies, and hot sex with no rules.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! On the run from a few assassins, Xia and her Malcolm crew “family” take refuge on a crime-ridden planet with its warlord Rahal. While Xia’s instant attraction to Rahal is undeniable, what really surprises her is their chemistry and how she is willing to do spend more than one night with him. Yet it’s not only Rahal that has stolen her attention, an arms dealer called Karn “the Viking” Anders has too.

Karn’s actual name is Cal and whose job is private law enforcement is going after Xia because of a job to reunite her with her relatives. However, as Cal gets more involved with Xia and Rahal he comes to realize that he can’t fulfill his contract but even so how will he be able to tell the truth to the two people who are starting to mean more to him than anything or anyone else?

As the three of them deal with their unexpected relationship and the threats against them, they find that they’ll need to overcome the lies that unintentionally brought them together. Or will everything fall apart on them?

This novel is Soo FUN … it would be hot and erotic one minute than have me laughing at Xia, Cal, & Rahal’s quirky antics the next. A thrilling read in more than one ways, I didn’t want to stop reading about this wonderful character match up! Plus, I found that even though I hadn’t read any other novels in this series it was still standalone enough that I never felt lost.

I found myself enamored with Xia, Rahal, & Cal as a couple. They are all badass in their own ways and I loved how Xia’s men brought her through her past healing her in the process. Silly, spontaneous, crazy in some instances, but with secret tender sides, all three are so perfect for one another that I was rooting for them from the beginning. Then with the way they “worked” through their issues at the end of this novel, it just made me like them even more.

I highly recommend this novel to those looking for a quirky and steamy erotic dramedy!!

-- On a side note --
This novel reminded me of a fun mix of Cheryl Brooks' The Cat Star Chronicles Series & Nina Croft's "Blood and Metal."

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Witches' Waves

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Author's Novel Extras : Cover Reveal: Bad Kitty | #ScintillatingSunday Excerpt from Bad Kitty | “One Sexy Boy”–Actually Two of Them–for My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop

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Author's Series Extras : Chronicles of the Malcolm Series - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
"If you destroy the pants, my valet will scold me," he said, laughing.
"You have a valet? An actual valet like in Dad's history-flash books? That's both ridiculous and kind of awesome." ~ within Chapter 7
"Unlike Xia, you won't get the joke if I call you one of my toys and threaten to pack you in my suitcase. But if I do decide to run away, do you want to come too? It'll be fun." ~ within Chapter 12

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Idolizing In: The Virgin Cowboy Billionaire’s Secret Baby by Lauren Gallagher

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1219 KB | Expected Release Date: October 6, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Virgin Cowboy Billionaire’s Secret Baby" by Lauren Gallagher (aka L. A. Witt, Lori A. Witt, Ann Gallagher, and Diana Fyre)

Author's Book Description : You can’t thaw a heart that was never frozen.

Retired at thirty-five, billionaire Matt Coolidge should be enjoying the fruits of his workaholic years. Instead, he’s got migraines from butting heads with his mother. If Matt doesn’t get a matrimonial move-on, she’s threatening to will the family farm to his brother, who’ll turn it into a strip mall.

Then Matt’s childhood best friend rolls back into town, bringing a complication that’s not entirely unexpected—or unwelcome.

Years ago, with Matt’s help, Dara Marley froze several embryos before cancer treatment stole her fertility—and before a stupid argument tore their friendship apart. Now alone, she’s taking the most logical step to ensure the child she’s carrying has a father. Returning to Matt—and hoping bygones will be bygones.

Baby and all, Matt’s on board. And when Dara finds out Matt’s career kept him too busy for a relationship—even sex—she’s more than happy to bring him up to speed.

But a decades-old grudge between their families means keeping quiet about their good news—and the feelings they never knew went far deeper than friendship.

Warning : Contains a virgin who’s been waiting a long time for this and a woman who’s happy to show him the way. And they’ve both had it up to here with narrow-minded gossips and small-town grudges.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! About a decade ago, Matthew (Matt) and Dara--two best friends--were there for one another during the worst time of Dara's life when she was dealing with cancer treatments and deciding to freeze some of her eggs/embryos with the help of Matt. After that, they both grew apart first because of a stupid fight, then life just swept them onto different paths. Now both are living back in their hometown and even though Dara is in the middle of a divorce she has news for Matt, she's pregnant from the embryos they created years ago and is curious if he would be willing to actually be a father to the life he created now that her ex-husband is out of the picture. Matt agrees and so their friendship begins again like they were never apart. Yet, if it was only them, everything would be fine but with both their families hating one-another over a generational feud and with a gossipy town contend with, it's them against the world .... but will it bring them closer together or further apart?

This novel is so erotically sweet that I could not get enough and was wishing for a Matt of my own. I loved how Dara and Matt dealt with their relationship before and after they had sex. Watching them fall in love without realizing it was happening was pretty special. Also, I appreciated how the arguments in this novel were between everyone else yet not between them. No that doesn't mean that they had the "perfect" lives/relationship, but it showed how committed they were to each other; it was them against everyone else. So sweet!! In addition, Matt was the perfect combo of hot shy guy and determined possessive man, at least from his POV, that I became enamored with him. Dara is one lucky woman!

I recommend this novel to those looking for a sweet erotic best friend contemporary romance!!

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Book Teaser(s) :
"Oh my God!"
Abruptly, she released a ragged breath and gently nudged him back. Then she sat back a little, her eyes wide and her face flushed. "Well, that was new."
"New? How so?"
"I've never come just from that." She shivered once more. "Maybe these stupid hormones are good for something."
"Aww, damn. And here I thought it was beginner's luck."
"We'll call it both." ~ within Chapter 26

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