Monday, 28 January 2013

When Destiny Comes Calling

Bayou Heat: Raphael/Parish
Authors:  Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

The Pantera are Puma Shifters, a mystical race shrouded in legend and living in the swamps of the Bayou.

Book 1 Rapaheal by Alendra Ivy
  Raphael a 'suit', looking after diplomatic relations for his people.  Ashe a woman with a difficult and unpleasant family life; the one left to look after a drunk mother, and made to forgo a childhood.  A chance encounter that leads to a night of bliss.  A bliss only remembered in dream like fragments by Ashe.  Raphael's cat wanting to claim it's mate and protect her from the unknown hunter that stalks her.  Can Raphael convince Ashe that they are destined to be together, can he protect her from the unknown danger?
I enjoyed this story, I love the fact that Raphael, known for his control is so shaken and out of control when he meets his mate. "Raphael battled through the primal instincts that had nothing to do with humanity and everything to do with raw animal desire."  His need to protect is so strong and makes you dream of having all that protection aimed at you.
  Ashe on the other hand is cautious, not overly trusting, which isn't a surprise considering her background.  However, it is that background that portrays such strength in her character.  I love her independence and skepticism that all is not as it seems.
  Then there are the Hunters, an unknown evil faction with a foul smell about them.  I would have liked to learn a bit more about them, but it draws you in so that you want to read more to find out who they are.  I was slightly disappointed when the story ended, I was left wanting to know more.  But, luckily the story continues and connects with the next installment.  It ensures I will need to carry on reading to get those answers I seek.

Book 2 Parish by Laura Wright
  Parish a hunter and protector of his people; fierce in that protection and known for his dislike of humans.  Julia a doctor, specializing in obstetrics, at the top of her field in practice but, disillusioned by love.  She is a necessity to the Pantera people but, a human, an outsider.  Can they each see past the events that have shaped them and warped their views, allowing them to discover the love that awaits as their destiny?
  Parish was a favorite for me, I love his untamed rawness that shines through.  Although he portrays a roughness on the outside, he is very caring and loyal to his people and to those he loves.  That caring and love is now directed at an unsuspecting Julia.
  Julia is sensible and pragmatic, completely disillusioned by the cad that is her ex and forced to leave a job she loves.  When she meets Parish the attraction is immediate if not unwanted.  "I like the way you look at me," he said, his voice a dark sexual rumble. "For once, I am the prey."
  I love the chemistry between the two, that ultimately balances both, and I love that Parish just thinks he command and everyone will follow, Julia included.  "I am a Hunter.  I do not ask.  When you ask, you give your prey the opportunity to say no."
  Whilst the story predominantly surrounds Parish and Julia, you also get a continuation of Raphael and Ashe and the danger that stalks them all.
  Overall I really enjoyed this complete book and recommend as a great read.  I am looking forward to the next installment, which of course I will read to get my answers.


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Feature and Follow Blog Hop

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
It is a great way to gain new Followers and Meet new friends.

Q: What is the last book that kept you up late into the night to finish it?     

That was only two nights ago and it was Shades of Gray by Maya Banks, it is the 6th book in her KGI series.  I just couldn't put it down until I had finished it.  I love the KGI series and had been waiting to read the story of PJ and Cole.  See my full review here:
In The Name of Vengeance

Do you have a book that kept you up late? 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Conquering Love Through Adversity

 Their Virgin Princess, Masters of Menage, Book 4
Authors:  Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

A princess in need of protection and three men are tasked with the job.  Chemistry sparks between them but, is simultaneously ignored by all for different reasons.  Can they overcome their insecurities and embrace loves kiss?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, once I started reading I couldn't put it down.  It was fast paced and kept your interest.  The sex was hot but believable as they took into account Alea's past history. Dane, Cooper, and Landon were well written and intriguing, each with traits that endear them to you. They are all so patient and understanding, the perfect compliments to Alea.

Alea's character makes you see how strong she actually is in the face of the adversity she has had to overcome.  I found myself silently encouraging her to be more confident in herself.  I really felt for all she had been through and yet she has this wonderful kind heart that still shines through.

The plot had great twists which kept you guessing.  it made you wonder who the true villain was. I found myself vying between wanting to get to the end of the story where all would be revealed, to not wanting it to end as I was enjoying it so much.

Overall an awesome read and I would recommend you add it to your "To Be Read" pile.

In The Name of Vengeance

Shades of Gray: A KGI Novel
Author: Maya Banks

A close knit team used to running high risk missions together. A budding romance between two members. A mission that goes terribly wrong. The need for vengeance to the exclusion of all others. Can they get through this? Will the Team remain intact? Can love truly overcome all?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I applaud Maya Banks for tackling such a difficult and taboo subject matter. It is totally believable and plausible as something that would happen in a real life situation.

PJ's character is well written and so realistic in her emotions and thought processes that I felt my own emotions on a roller coaster ride with her. She is such a strong character but believable as her situation proves that even the toughest aren't infallible. I really empathized with Cole and his fight for love whilst dealing with his own emotions and guilt. The tell of a good story is when your own emotions are swept along with the tide of the story, and Shades of Gray does not disappoint. I found myself so entrenched in the story that I was actually getting angry at the Villain Brumley, who as villains go was quite well written.

Steele, Dolphin, Baker and Renshaw are steadfast in their support and they take their “We live as a team, we die as a team” seriously and it endears you to them to see their solidarity with their team mate.

I could not put the book down, I needed to see the outcome and find out if there could be a happily ever after.

In all the KGI novels, Steele's team and PJ and Cole in particular is a story I have been waiting for and it was most definitely worth the wait. I would recommend this and all the others in the KGI series as definite must reads.

A Fairy tale With An Erotic Twist

Hansel and Gretel with The Sexual Hunter
Adult Fairy Tale Erotica

Author: Liz Adams

A Fairy tale with an Erotic twist, this one is not to be missed. A Man; a candy maker, and a woman; a professional model, desperately in love with one another. A love complicated by two very opposing families, who don't want to see this match.

Another woman with a mission, longing for love and belonging. What will be the outcome? Can Love really conquer all?

I really enjoyed this story, mind I love Hansel and Gretel; steaming it up only makes it better. I found the characters to be intriguing and wanted to read more so I could see what they were thinking to make the decisions they did and to pursue love through the obstacles in front of them. The sex scenes were hot, the chemistry sizzled. It kinda makes you want to get into the candy business.

The story moves along, keeping you turning pages wanting to see what happens next. A definite must read for those who like Fairy tales that are hot!!

ARC provided by Author for honest review

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Attention Bloggers!

Entangled Publishing is looking for bloggers to add to their list. If you want the opportunity, just follow these steps:

Here are the requirements:

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Do you love to review books?
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If your answers to these questions is a resounding "YES" then you're the right blogger for the job.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

When Destiny Is Chosen For You

Legacy of The Wolf
Author:  Lori King
A school teacher with a tragic past who has overcome insurmountable odds against an illness and has suffered great heartache as a result.  She is unwilling to risk her heart on love again.
Two men, brothers, with a big secret, looking for their one true mate as destined to them by the fates. One a romantic and one a bit of a playboy, they are the balance to each other.
A chance meeting in a kindergarten, sparks immediately fly, the dance of love begins.  Not all of them wish to have their lives dictated by fate…are they ready to settle, can they overcome their fears and answer destiny’s call.  These are the questions that arise in your mind as you are drawn in to the story.
I truly love this story and the characters.  The plot and feelings that Shandi, Ryley and Rafe go through are totally believable and what you would expect under the circumstances.
The chemistry between all three is electric and keeps you wanting more.  The love scenes are super hot and well written.
You get drawn in to the story and the family of the Pack and can’t help but want to read more.  Lori is an outstanding writer and I look forward to seeing how the rest of the pack stories in this series will develop.  I cannot wait for the next book and recommend Legacy of the Wolf as a must read.

Legacy of the Wolf (MFM)
Legacy of the Wolf (MFM) - The Gray Pack 3
Lori King

A Game of Light and Dark

A Sinister Game
Author: Heather Killough-Walden
The fate of the world relies on the continuous playing of a game…or does it?
The games are played by good and bad, light and dark, they  are what keep the world turning.
Two powerful leaders…Victor Black, the Gray Leader; no one on the field is older.  Victoria Red; the Red leader much younger, just coming into her own.
A private wager is set the stakes are high…who will win?  The Chemistry between Victor and Victoria is electric, they are both powerful personalities brought to life through amazing written word.  You are drawn along with the story wanting to know what happens next and who will succeed. There is an element of suspense which is intriguing and keeps you turning the pages to find out what will happen next and at times dreading that it won’t be the outcome you are hoping for.
I became so involved in the story I found it hard not to pick sides, of course who doesn’t want love to succeed.  Not only the love between a man and a woman but the love between a family.
This is a book well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is a book that has a little bit of something for everyone, action, suspense, intrigue and of course romance.  What’s not to love.

Copy Provided by Author for honest review

Take A Smooth Ride To Love In Purgatory

The Phantom King: (The Kings)
Author: Heather Killough-Walden
Paranormal Romance, Vampires
The Phantom King is the second installment in the series The Kings, (a spinoff of the Big Bad Wolf Series) by Heather Killough-Walden.
It is the story of Thanatos, the Phantom King and his unwitting Queen: a warlock named Siobhan who has never used her magic to harm others, a rarity amongst warlocks.
The series just gets better and better drawing you in to the many lives of the 13 Kings of the supernatural world.
The story is well written, the characters well defined and easy to follow even if you haven’t read the previous books.
It leaves the reader wanting to come back for more and waiting to delve into the lives of the other Kings and their Queens.

Copy provided by Author for honest review