Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti

Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he's a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He's not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that's what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he's in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life. . .

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies. . .

Love is about to start conquering. . .

***We received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars!

Lily has been a Prophet for her people since the death of her husband.  She has always put duty before everything including love. 

“You want to forget about war and duty? Come home with me.”

Caleb has always loved Lily even though she chose duty over him when she married another.  Now that Lily has been infected with Virus-27, her mating mark has been removed and he can pursue a relationship with her.

She blinked and inserted the diamonds as if in a dream.  Heat rose into her face.  Was Caleb trying to court her? “Thank you, Caleb.”

All the Prophets have been having terrible dreams demanding that they kill Janie Kayrs.  Are they really dreams directing their paths or are the nightmares?

“Janet Isabella Kayrs must die. To save humanity, to save everyone, the prophesied one must die.”

Between Caleb and Lily will they be able to solve the nightmares or will they be forced to follow their duty.  Lily has never had a vision that incited violence or one that told her to kill someone. 

“You have the eyes of a soldier and the heart of a warrior, Caleb Donovan.” He tilted his head to the side running a hand down her arm. “Why is your tone sad?” “That doesn’t leave much, does it?” His dangerous eyes somehow softened, even in hue. “That leaves everything. Want my soul, Lily? It’s yours.”

Will their love be strong enough to do what must be done to keep their people safe and broker a peace between the Witches, the Demons, the Kurjans and the Realm?

Hero – Caleb Donovan : 5 stars
Heroine – Lily Sotheby: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book continues the series and expands on the books that have come before.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! When you read one of the books in this series it makes you want to read the next one immediately.

Available May 15, 2014 on Amazon

Sweetest Surrender (The Serafina: Sin City Series book #3) by Katie Reus

A woman on the run…

Angel has been on her own for two years, moving from place to place to outrun her past. With no family and few friends to lean on, she’s managed to keep her secrets and stay safe. But when her past suddenly catches up to her, she has a choice to make. Run or stay and claim her life once more.

He’ll stop at nothing to protect her…

Vadim has never let anyone close to him—until Angel. From the first time he met her, everything changed. As a private consultant for Wyatt Christiansen, he’s good with computers and he’s got connections to unearth people’s deepest, darkest secrets. When Angel’s life is threatened Vadim steps in and uses all his resources to end the threat once and for all. As the danger closes in, he lies to her in an effort to protect her, not realizing that even once the threat is eliminated, he might lose her anyway.

***We received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin' Stars!!!!

Favorite Lines:

"He'd known her for five months, but felt like a lifetime for how attracted he was to her."

"He didn't have many friends, but he valued his friendship with Angel.  She was kind and giving and one of the few women who didn't look at him like he was an un-caged tiger."

"Angel was someone he'd never imagined having in his life, but always hoped for.  She was more than worth the wait, and he was never letting her go."

"She felt like something had shifted between them but wasn't sure what."

"She made him want to loose control, something he never did.  She also made him want things he'd never imagined for his own life, like a family and someone to come home to every night."

"She wanted her life back and that was mainly because of Vadim.  She was a man she didn't want to leave.  Even if her first instinct had been to flee, the time for running was over.  She wouldn't live in fear forever."

OMG!  I didn't think it could get any better, but just WOW, Katie Reus.  I am totally smitten by her new Serafina:  Sin City Series!  The characters in Sweetest Surrender are very endearing.  From the beginning I was drawn to both characters, Vadim and Angel.  Vadim is former special forces Marine intelligence, who has an un-caged tiger appeal.  Although he puts off an "untouchable" vibe, he's always longed to be linked or have someone to belong to him alone.  Men are intimidated by his ingenious wits and women are wowed by his beautiful physique, yet mysterious aura.   Then Angel stepped into his life.  She is a fiery red head whose running from a scary past.  There is instant attraction between the two that heats up over a five month friendship.  Finally after long last the two give in to their long awaited passion.  I just can't say enough about this couple or this book.  I didn't want to put it down once I started reading.  The power of their story is captivating.  This book is passion overflowing and exciting that kept me on the edge, craving more.  Absolutely a job well done Katie Reus!  I definitely can't wait to read the next story...Grēta

Hero -Vadim: 4.5 stars
Heroine - Angel "Johnson" Flanagan: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

Deviant (Blood & Roses) by: Callie Hart

I'm not proud of the things I've done.
The things I've had to do.
The things I've given away.
but I'd give it all over again to find her.

Even if i die trying, 
I have to find Alexis.

She wants me to help her,
But I won't.
She wants me to save her sister, 
But I can't. 
She wants me to be her hero, 
But I'm not a good man.

I am her damnation.

Overall rating: 5 Rockin’ Stars!

A criminal with deviant taste in relationships and a doctor that has been raised within a family of faith, what could they have in common?  Her sister has been kidnapped and she needs to find her and he may have the answers she is looking for!  All it will cost is one night!

The only difference about it, the thing that will define it from all others in my memory for as long as I live, is that I’m here for a very specific reason: to have sex with a total stranger. And I’m doing it to find my baby sister.

After a night of deviant sexual pleasure Sloane will never be the same.  Answers were promised by Eli, the man that had arranged her night with the mystery man.  Only Eli is dead and all traces of his information on her sister have disappeared.

“This is my world.  It’s a world where people get shanked and shot on a regular basis.  It’s dark.  It’s scary. People die.  If your sister has been sucked into this world, do you think she’s survived it?”

Two years have passed since that night and Zeth has not been able to erase Sloane from his mind.  He has avoided her until a need for medical assistance forces him into a situation where he comes face to face with his past.  Sloane recognizes him as her mystery man and confronts him with her questions.

“A conscience will get you killed in my line of work, Sloane.  And doing the right thing often has the same effect.”

Zeth has been looking for Sloane’s sister Lexie for two years and he finally has a lead.  This will involve careful planning if they are both to survive. He has staked a claim and Sloane belongs to him.

“Until I get shot and it sticks.  Until you pack up all your shit and run from me.  But let me just say this, Sloane…Don’t bother running.  I’ll only have to come find you.  Stay here and be with me. I’ll make it worth your while.”

Hero – Zeth: 5 stars
Heroine – Sloane: 5 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, for those that are looking for something different and unexpected!


Friday, March 14, 2014

In Too Deep (Others of Edenton) by Brandy L. Rivers

18+ Adult Content

Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires.

Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.

Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.

Stranded with no ride and nowhere to go, Fallon allows her best friend to convince her to stay in Brody’s apartment. He’s determined to claim her heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. Fallon prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.

With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.

Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.

Overall rating: 5 Rockin’ Stars!

The wolf let out a ragged sigh, and then his breathing slowed as his body relaxed.   “What are you?” he whispered as his big clawed hand came up to caress her face.
An unexpected accident brings Fallon and Brody together for their first meeting.  Fallon is cruising along on her Harley running without lights and using a silencing spell to muffle the sound.  She slams into a dark creature streaking out of the woods that is being pursued by two vampires.
“Any more vampires after you?” she sincerely hoped the answer was no.
This is the beginning of another battle between the inhabitants of Edenton and The Dales a rogue pack of vampires.  The Dales are controlled by a master vampire and a group of dark mages.  They focus on capturing Others for their illegal fight rings.
Fallon’s best friend Jess has seen her arrival and secured an apartment, a job and a mate for her.  All without letting anyone else know what is going on! Oh yes, Jess sees future events and knows her friend will find her future in Edenton.
“I like the ink,” he admitted in a gravelly voice. They’re only staring because they want to see your tattoos up close and in the flesh.”
Fallon uses her unique warding ability to infuse the tattoos she does for others.  This will be used to protect the Others of Edenton from the upcoming battle with the Dales.  Both Fallon and Brody find that they cannot fight the pull of true mates and the strength it gives them as a united pair.
Hero – Brody Dean: 5 stars
Heroine – Fallon O’Shea: 5 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, looking forward to another installment of Others’ life in Edenton.

New Beginnings: Others of Edenton Prequel by Brandy L. Rivers

Jess knew her life would never move forward if she remained a part of Gregory’s pack. Some Alpha’s just don’t know how to take care of their wolves. She had managed Gregory’s bar for years but she knew he would never sell it to her.

After one giant mistake, he went from bad to worse. As a psychic, she knew it was a downward spiral.

Taking her future in her own hands, she contacts the Alpha in Edenton. He is happy to sell the empty bar no one has the time, nor desire to renovate, much less run.

Their attraction is unexpected and the last thing either want, but they find the only thing they need in each other.

There is just one problem. Slater’s second in command is plotting against him. Liam will use anything to take over as Alpha.

Plenty of werewolves, an old vampire flame, plus a paranoid second, and don’t forget the psychic with a whole lot of attitude.

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars!

 “She’s five foot four,” He said. “Blond, blue eyed, and looks like a little doll from what I hear.  I already know she can swear like a sailor.”
What do you do when you wake up in the bed of your Alpha and realize there is no way it will ever happen again?  You pack up and leave, join a new pack and buy your on bar. 
Only problem is Jess can tell what will happen to others by just touching!  So her new Alpha lets everyone know that touching the new wolf is not to happen.
She nodded. “Yup. Psychic.  It sucks too.  Tell people they’re making a bad choice too many times, and they won’t let you tell them anything again.”
Slater had mourned his wife for over a hundred years and had sworn off ever taking a chance on love again.  In walks Jess, and Slater was so not prepared for the fireball that was to become his mate.
“That neither of us wanted a mate, and yet here we are.”
It really is difficult to see your own future and know how to deal with it. Jess and Slater learn that mates cannot deny each other and that love will find a way.
Hero – Slater: 4.5 stars
Heroine – Jess: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, loved the book and can’t wait to read the next saga of Others in Edenton

Tales of the Were: Magnus: Redstone Clan By: Bianca D’Arc

Magnus (Includes: Tales Of The Were, #7, The Redstone Clan, #3)

Magnus Redstone is the middle of five brothers. As a result, he's always had a little bit of a hard time forging his own identity. While he excels at martial arts, he didn't want to be a soldier like Grif and Steve, his two older brothers. He also doesn't have time for practical jokes like the younger two, Bob and Matt. No, Mag is probably the most serious of the brothers and he always has been. The only real moment when he threw caution to the wind was when he met one very special lady. A lady with fangs...

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars!

“It’s not that you’re forbidden by some arcane rule of magic, it’s that your fellow bloodletters don’t want anyone upsetting the hierarchy by having access to magical blood. Isn’t that right?”
A Cougar and a Bloodletter are destined to be mates.   The conflicts they face to overcome the confusion and taboo from their people makes for an interesting read.  Magnus and Miranda have fought the call to mate for two years.  Miranda knew after their one night together that Magnus was her one, but she knew that it was forbidden. 
“There have been mixed matings in the past you know,” Slade winked at her.
“When Elspeth last threatened us all, much power was given by the Goddess to a few, very special people who served Her in the fight against the darkness.  So it’s not completely unheard of for a shifter and a bloodletter to mate.  It has been done in the past.”
“We’re prepared to face whatever comes,” Mag replied immediately standing firm.
With the backing of the powerful Redstone Clan and the Vampire Master, Mag and Mir find a way to bond and work within their respective cultures.  Working as liaisons’ helps the two groups to work together as they follow the light.
Hero – Magnus: 4.5 stars
Heroine – Miranda: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, I want to read all of the Redstone Clan book…looking forward to Bobcat!

Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 4) By: Kym Grosso

Releasing September 17th, 2013

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.

Overall rating: 5 Rockin' Stars!

Do you believe that you can see the future?  Logan the Alpha of the Acadian Wolf Pack sees the future and he has been having a recurring vision of an angelic face with sad hazel eyes that beg him for help.  Immobilized and unable to do anything he has watched her die over and over again.

The dreams hadn’t prepared him for the intense arousal and possessiveness that appeared to be rearing its ugly head.

Wynter had been raised by the New York Alpha, her Godfather.  Even though she is human, he has protected her and kept her away from wolves.  Now her life is changed forever, she is no longer human, but wolf.

“Your destiny is with the Alpha.  You must not fight this, pet.  Some things are meant to be.”

Logan hadn’t planned on losing control, but in that moment, Wynter was his life.  His present and future.  No longer would he live his life alone.  He’d blame it on his wolf, but in truth it was the heart of the man who wanted to claim this woman as his.

Wynter has been changed, but does not remember how!  Her path is now beside Logan.  They must find out what happened to her and who is trying to get her back.

“I know you’re worried.  But you have to trust me.”  He raised his head and took her hands into his.  “I’m not going to use you as a lure.  I love you too goddam much.  You’re not just my mate, you’re everything to me.”

Logan had not expected to be betrayed by someone he trusted.  He just had to get Wynter back and keep her safe.

A sob escaped his lips as he realized it was too late.  Logan would never recover from her death, nor would he.  Helplessly, he continued to try to stop the bleeding as her heartbeat slowed.

The end leaves you wanting more!  This book is full of surprises and unexpected actions by different characters in the book.  It is intriguing!

Hero - Logan: 5 stars
Heroine - Wynter: 5 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars  
Plot: 5 stars
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, this is an author that leaves you wanting to read the next book!


Mine to Crave (Mine #4) by Cynthia Eden

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.


From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind. 


Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken. 


When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.

***We received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars!

Favorite lines:

"She crooked her finger at him.  Hell, no."

“Thanks for being my hero tonight, Drake Archer.”
He had to laugh at that.  “Trust me, I’m not exactly hero material.” He was more used to playing the villain of the piece.
“I’ve never been in love, Drake, but I think…I really think I came close with you.”
This is the story of a Hero that doesn’t look at himself as one and a woman that knows he is her salvation.  Drake is a self-made man that has lived hard and fast!  Forged by the military into a weapon as a Special Forces Operative, the betrayal of a team mate, a woman has changed his outlook on life.  What do you do though when you meet a woman that is a liar, a thief and the perfect fit for you?  You deny it! Our Heroine may not be what she seems to be.
Hero – Drake Archer: 4.5 stars
Heroine – Jasmine Bennett: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes, this is already one of my favorite authors! I love her books!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Until Lilly (Until #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds

When Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him. 

When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was. 

What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie? 

Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again?

Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children. 

The power of love is a beautiful thing.

Overall rating: 5 Rockin’ Stars

Favorite lines: 
“You have been the only woman besides my family who I have ever loved.”

“I will do everything in my power to keep us together and to make you fall in love with me again.”

“I vow to love you unconditionally, without hesitation…I promise to be your biggest fan, your partner in crime, and the person you can always depend on.” 

This is the third book in Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series. I thought Asher and Trevor were alpha smokin’ hotties, but Cash, oh my (fanning my face), Cash was the ultimate sexy loving caveman! This book was amazing from the beginning to the last page. This story is filled with love, betrayal, forgiveness, humor and finding that one special person to spend the rest of your life with. The children, Jax and Ashlyn, are adorable and you instantly fall in love with their characters. The book ends without a cliffhanger and has a happily ever after ending. The author did an amazing job. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Can’t wait for Nico and Sophie’s story!

Hero - Cash: 5 stars
Heroine –Lilly: 5 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!


Winters Heat (Titan #1) by Cristin Harber

After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns.

Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind.

When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.

***We received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Overall rating:  4.5 Rockin’ Stars

Favorite lines: 

”…she looked more suited to sell Girl Scout cookies than handle thugs and cops.”  

“Everything about you is shock and awe.  You know what that means?  Overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force…”

“I’ve needed you my whole life, Mia.  And I had no idea,” he whispered, eyes still closed.

This is the first book in Cristin Harber’s Titan series and it doesn’t disappoint! It is full of action: grenades exploding and guns firing; did I mention steamy hot sexy alpha men! Oh yes, this is a great story.  Colby Winters, former navy seal, was sent to retrieve a package and ended up rescuing Mia Kensington, librarian-like psychologist.   The book ends without a cliffhanger and has a happily ever after ending.  I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.  This is a great series!

Hero - Colby: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Mia: 4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

Seth (Cyborgs More than Machines #5) by Eve Langlais

His mission: Blend in with the humans. Save the cyborgs. And seduce the only woman he ever loved, without getting killed.

Cybernetic spy models are different from other humans turned machine. For one thing, they never completely lost touch with their humanity, or their memories. But retaining their identity doesn’t mean the military didn’t mess with their lives. Seth lost the woman he loved because of their web of lies. When the chance arises to make things right, he relies on his superior intellect—and irresistible charm—to prove his innocence, and make Anastasia his again.

Anastasia might possess upgraded parts and programming, but the scientists never could cure her of her biggest weakness, jealousy. The volatile emotion made her walk away from love once. Can she overcome it and recognize the truth? Or will she continue to let the military manipulate her emotional strings?

***We received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Overall Rating:  3 Rockin' Stars

"I live.  I breathe.  I feel"

"Jealousy was a vicious bitch.  Anastasia had never met the emotion until Seth."

"How could I have ever let her walk away?  The answer was simple.  He wouldn't have.  I didn't.  They made him.  And I can promise right now, it won't happen again."

"How could he ever forgive me for doubting him?  How can I ever forgive myself?"

When you think about it, the whole cyborg idea is really rather baffling.  However, when you delve into this book series you can't help but see that there's more than meets the eye!  Eve Langlais' cyborg creation is a human who becomes more machine than not.  In this book, the main characters Seth and Anastasia are long lost lovers who get another chance to right a wrong done to both of them.  Seth and his other cyborg brothers and sisters are living safely on a planet away from Earth.  Anastasia is working for the enemy undercover with a vendetta against the creators of the cyborg species.  Seth is funny and a mostly delightful character who is a bit cocky and very boyish.  Whereas Anastasia's outward ambiance is tough as nails, but on the inside she seems to be battling a war against her machine logic and her human intuition.  This book takes you on a journey filled with a sense of wanting to belong, again.  I enjoyed reading this book, definitely a good read.   However, I can't say that it's my favorite of the cyborg series...Grēta

Hero - Seth Murray: 3.5 stars
Heroine -  Anastasia Kettle: 3.0 stars
Steam Level: 3.0 stars 
Plot: 3.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans) by Kym Grosso

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him.

Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?

Overall Rating:  3.5 Rockin' Stars

Sydney Willows is a Philadelphia detective assigned to a paranormal case.  Young woman are being abducted and murdered in Philadelphia.  Kade Issacson is a master vampire from New Orleans who comes to Philly to help investigate the murders.  There is an instant attraction between them although Sydney fights her feelings for Kade.  Working together to solve the paranormal crimes Kade realizes he has feelings for the tough as nails detective.

“We will do this together, love, but know that I will be done my way.  I will keep you safe, an after this evil is extinguished, you will be mine and no one else’s.”

When Kade returns to New Orleans he brings Sydney with him and sparks begin to fly between them.  I mean steamy, hot, throw some ice on your neck HOT!  

“I have waited centuries for the right woman, and you are most definitely the one.”

“Without a doubt, he knew this woman was the one, and he had just claimed her.  Forever.”

Even with all trials the couple endures; Sydney continues to fight her feelings of love for Kade.  She has never been loved or cherished and doesn’t know what her future will hold.  She is head strong, feisty but insecure when it comes to a relationship.

“You, Sydney…You came into my life unexpectedly.  You are a stubborn woman, infuriating at times.  A woman filled with a heart of courage so large…well, what can I say? Even though you feel fear, you continue to fight in the name of justice giving everything you have…”

This is a great beginning to the series.  Luca, Kade’s second, and Tristan, Alpha werewolf of Philadelphia, are introduced in this book and I look forward to reading about their stories.  

Hero – Kade: 3.5 stars
Heroine – Sydney:  3 stars
Plot:  3.5 stars
Steam level:  4 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spin (Songs of Corruption #1) by C.D. Reiss

***You do NOT need to read Songs of Submission to read Spin***

Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli blew through my orderly life like a cyclone.

Gorgeous and passionate, with a breathtaking brutality, he put me under his spell the moment he touched me, drawing me into his underworld of risk, violence and betrayal.

And I found, just as this sophisticated savage didn’t trust me, I didn’t trust myself. Something happened to me. Some alchemy from the heat between us.

I discovered I was a savage, too.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin' Stars

Would you recommend this book:  Yes!
Would you recommend this author:  Yes!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Savage Secrets by Cristin Harber

**Adult audiences: book includes violent scenes**

Savage Secrets is the newest title in the USA Today Bestselling Series!

When the past is impossible to ignore, love may be the only
way to survive.

Caterina Cruz has no home. No loyalties. No objection to exacting torturous revenge. Her life’s mission is to destroy the terrorist who murdered her family. Then she steps into an elaborate game of charades alongside a Titan Group operative posing as an arms dealer—and her newlywed husband. The sexy distraction may be more than she can handle.

Attacked with a psychedelic drug weeks before, Rocco Savage is plagued with hallucinations that threaten his new rank as Titan’s second-in-command. No one knows and he wants to keep it that way. Throwing him further off his game, he now has a wife with her own secrets he can’t crack and an agenda he can’t control.

Their mission—an elaborate deception of heated glances and passionate kisses—spins out of control. With Rocco's mind already compromised, can he keep his secret and his distance? And with Caterina's tragic past controlling her every move, can she keep the con up long enough to secure her revenge? Or will both go down in flames?

***I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*** 

Alpha male, feisty Spanish speaking female, unbelievable gut-wrenching twists and turns in the story and I was hooked! Love, love, love this book. From the moment Cat met Rocco she was drawn to him. 

“Hope you feel better, handsome.” 

The author delivers an action packed, powerful story. I couldn’t put it down. 

“I believe in coincidence, and I believe in us. In you.” 

Highly recommend this book.

Overall rating: 4.5 Rockin’ Stars

Hero - Rocco: 4.5 stars
Heroine - Caterina: 5 stars
Steam Level: 4 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!