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Simon & Jess's story continues

Damnation: Reckless Desires - Anna Lowe
I received an ARC of 'Damnation' from Anna Lowe, in exchange for an honest review.

I couldn't wait to read what happened next for Simon & Jess, so I jumped right 'Damnation' & quickly found myself on the outskirts of Twin Moon Ranch. Que massive squeel & happy dance... because I know that the characters from Anna's "The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch" series will be most likely be showing themselves soon enough. 'Damnation' is book 1 (read as book 2) of Anna Lowe's new series "Blue Moon Saloon", & is also a spin-off series of her "The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch" series, I highly suggest you read the original series first before you read this new series, as you get more of an idea about who lives at Twin Moon Ranch.

A few years after they first met & the joy then heartache that followed, finds Jess & her sister Jenna on the outskirts of Twin Moon Ranch, where Tina (yes Tina) feels the need to help out shifters in need. Bringing the sisters to the run down saloon, they met their new bosses, but the girls are in for a surprise when the brothers arrive. Simon & his brother Soren can't believe their eyes when the wolf sisters arrive....

I loved this story, not only of heartache, misunderstanding & loss, but of finding the truth, love & renewal. The interactions between Jess & Simon, were cold at first, when the stories of what happened in the past come out you get a better understanding as to what happened. I really want to read about Jenna & Soren's stories, I want them both to find mates. I loved how much loved characters from Twin Moon Ranch popped in when they did, I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
 
 
 

Delyse's time has finally come

Claimed by the Dragons: A Dragon-Shifter Ménage (With a BONUS BOOK, for a Limited Time) - Cara Wylde
I was hoping after finishing her "Sold to the Alpha" & "The Hidden Alpha" series, that Cara would continue on somehow & tell the stories of Avelyn's other 2 friends from the Alma Venus Boarding School. So when I started reading this, you can imagine how happy I was when that's exactly where I found myself again. This time reading about Delyse (aka Lily Harrington) & her sleeping Alpha mate to be.... in Cara's new series "Claimed by the Dragons".

I would highly advise you to read Cara's "Sold to the Alpha" then "The Hidden Alpha" before you start to read "Caimed by the Dragons"... but it's not a must, there is spoilers for the previous series in this series. Cara has added as much detail in this as she has with Avelyn & Amelia's story, you almost feel like it's you there & your not just reading it.

It's been 3 years since Delyse has been brought for her sleeping Dragon Alpha, 3 years in which Viggo has been visitng Alma Venus & preparing her for her meeting with Erik. Having to wait till the next solar eclipse to talk him out of going back to sleep, it's finally time for Delyse to start
her journey towards becoming the Alpha's mate.

OMG what an ending, I NEED to read the next installment soon, please don't make us wait too long Cara, I need to find out what happens next.
 
 
 

An intense read

Cole: Black Bear Outlaws #3 (Mating Fever) - Kenzie Cox

I was given an ARC of "Cole" from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

I couldn't wait to start reading 'Cole' I wanted to jump right in & find more out about Cole. What a read, everything that I'd come to love about Kenzie's previous books is all in here. 'Cole' is book 3 in Kenzie's series "Black Bear Outlaws", which in turn is a part of the "Mating Fever" collection. A set of books from 8 authors, 8 different packs & an individuals story on finding their mate.

Starlet Amberly's life is in danger, after a stalker takes it too far, her PI directs her to Black Bear Outlaws for her personal protection, placing her under Cole & his brothers protection. But when the stalker is able to find her in the small town, they go deeper into the wilderness to protect Amberly.

Oh my, that was intense, once I started I was riveted! I LOVED how everything came together, when Cole & his brothers get a hint who could be the stalker NOTHING stops them... add in the action, tension, steamy scenes. I LOVED every second of it & can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Aaron finds his mate at last

Aaron: Mating Fever (Rocked by the Bear Book 4) - V. Vaughn

'Aaron' brings you forward in the bands carreer, as the only single band member, having girls throw themselves at you get's boring after a time, the ink, whole bad boy persona..... 'Aaron: Mating Fever' is book 4 in V. Vaughn's new series "Rocked by the Bear", I highly advise you to read this series in order. Olivia has to have everything planed, so planing the charity event for her sorority has to be perfect, when her friend knows someone, who knows the Lindquist brothers. Upon meeting Aaron knows Olivia is more than she seems & agrees to play at the charity for free on one condition.... That was a pretty wicked read, loved everything inside this story, I can't wait to read the next books in the series.

Loved this story

To Find a Mate: Somewhere, TX Saga (VonBrandt Family Book 4) - Krystal Shannan, Camryn Rhys

I received an ARC of 'To Find a Mate' from Krystal Shannan, in exchange for an honest review.

WOW that was intense, I just finished reading 'To Find a Mate' is book 4 of Krystal's "VonBrandt Family" series, WICKED!! I would advise that you read book 1 of this series, you really don't want to miss out on anything.

Friday's has always been Paige's favourite day since moving to Somewhere, TX 6 years ago. It's the day Adam VonBrandt would come into the bakery & she'd be able to she the big smiling rancher, when her boss gives her one Friday off, Paige NEEDS to figure out just how to get into the bakery that day. On her morning walk she sees something. The moment Adam arrives at his favourite bakery, it smells off & Paige isn't out front waiting to correct him on his french. When Paige comes out front & is convinced to sit down, she starts rambling about people turning into wolves & funny mushrooms, Adam knows he needs to get to the bottom of this.

This is a MUST read, this book entranced me with it's emotionally gripping, fast paced & smooth flowing plot. I was left tear stricken, gripping the edge of my seat in anticipation as to how Paige & Adam would end.

A must read book!!

The Fifth Moon's Wolf (The Fifth Moon's Tales) - Monica La Porta

I received an ARC of 'The Fifth Moon's Wolf' from Monica in exchange for an honest review.

This is an AMAZING start for Monica's new series "The Fifth Moon's Tales", set in the future with a mash-up of Victorian, Steampunk, Paranormal, genre's we are no longer on Earth. After Earth became inhabitable, werewolves, vampires & human's made the journey across stars to inhabit Lupine, but deep space travel had side affects none of the werewolves tavelling could ever foresee. Without the moon they where born under, they no longer could turn a person with a bite & their females found themselves barren... As the Blessed Bride to be Mirella has always been kept save, tutored in everything she needs to know for when she turns 25 & is to marry her werewolf husband. Valentine Lobo is the last werewolf on Lupine, knowing the dark secret involved in the making of Blessed Brides, he strives to keep emotionally distant from his bride.

I can't say much more about this, you REALY need to read it for yourself, there is so much going on. I feel sorry for Mirella when I find out the dark secret that only those with long lives would know, then having her husband keep her at a distance, even knowing why he does it, makes liking Valentine difficult at first. Even with my disliking of Valentine, I found myself riveted by the story, not being able to put the book down until the end. But now I need to read the next book in the series.

Steamy start for a new series

Perfection: Reckless Desires (prequel) - Anna Lowe

I received an ARC of 'Perfection' from Anna Lowe, in exchange for an honest review.

As a massive fan of Anna Lowe's shifter series "The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch" I was jumping with excitment when I learnt that Anna was writing a new shifter series. 'Perfection' is the prequel to Anna's new series "Blue Moon Saloon"... The minute I started reading I was drawn into the story. Jess finds herself stuck in a blizzard, needing to find somewhere save she follows her wolves directions & finds a hidden cave... which turns into an empty bears den, curling herself up she drifts off to sleep. Simon feels the pull to go to his den, when he arrives he finds a wolf curled up inside...

I really want to find out what happens next for Jess & Simon, I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

OH MY, I need MORE!!

Ride: Mistake: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance (Puca Mates Short Book Seven) - A.C. James

I was given a complimentary copy by author A.C. James in exchange for an honest review.

After reading eipsode 6 'Choices' I couldn't wait to start reading this episode, I HAD to know what was going to happen next. Having made her choice Cyn is back in London figuring out what she truly wants, while Fallon is back on the tiny island hidden behind the Veil, going through the changes not having his mate next to him brings. Alot of soul searching happens for Cy in this episode. I was riveted to my ereader during the entire book, my fingers where crossed that Cyn would changer her mind & go back to Fallon, maybe taking Nathan with her (I had a thought he might also have a Puca mate)... but after the ending of this episode I don't think he deserves one.

'Mistake' is episode 7 in the "Puca Mates: Ride" series... I would advise you read 'Ride' from the start, only so you could get a real understanding for the series, but you don't nesecarily need to. I can't wait to read more about Cyn, Fallon, Felicity, Niall & the rest of the Puca beyond the Veil.

A suspense filled read

Secret Seduction: BBW Werewolf Romance (Wolf Pack Protectors Book 1) - Liv Brywood

I was given an ARC of 'Secret Seduciton' from Liv Brywood, in exchange for an honest review.

Once I started reading this book I was drawn into this story, within the first chapter I was HOOKED within the story, yet again (I'm addicted to Liv's words). 'Secret Seduction' is book 1 in Liv's "Wolf Pack Protectors" series, I highly suggest you read this series in order, although my reading order was a bit off. I loved getting the the intense start this story had, not only does it set the scene & flow of the rest of the series but you also get to know more about future characters you meet. The interactions between the characters, the descriptions of the people, landscapes & history ALL made for an enjoyable read & I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat, in suspense, whilst reading.

A dark, intense read.... LOVED it!!

Under By Vengeance (Romantic Suspense Spies) (Surrender Collection Book 3) - Kayla Stonor, Travis Luedke

I was gifted a copy of 'Under By Vengeance' from Kayla Stonor, in exchange for an honest review.

Having read Kayla Stonor's "Qui Treaty Collection" I was pretty excited to read 'Under by Vengeance' which has absolutely nothing to do with her alien alpha's. 'Under by Vengeance' is book 3 in Kyla's "Surrender Collection" which can be read as a stand-alone, as none of the books interract in any way. I'm not really sure how Kayla does it... OH.... MY..... GOODNESS....... WOW, what a story this is... it's dark, steamy, suspense filled, EXACTLY what I've come to expect from Kayla. I'm not sure just HOW Kayla comes up with these wickedly delicious storylines, but I FLOVED it!!

Jenna is deep undercover, trying to take down an international trafficking ring, her way even deeper inside is for Jenna to blow her cover on a job & losing her job. Ryan can't understand why Jenna would blow her cover on an assignment, putting in the report that has Jenna losing her job, puts Ryan's life under threat. Moving to a new safe house, Ryan is kidnapped & soon finds himself under Jenna's conrtol on a remote island...

Action-packed new series

Captured by the Alien Savage: A SciFi Alien Romance (Galactic Mating Season Book 1) - Marina Maddix, Flora Dare

I received an ARC of 'Captured by the Alien Savage' from Flora Dare, in exchange for my honest review.

What an action-packed start to a new series from Flora & Marina, I was quickly drawn into this short story from the very start. Giving alot of new words to figure out how to pronounce, but that made it fun... it wouldn't be right if there wasn't a new language for someone to learn, even with special aids to help. Diviak & his crew are on a mission to save their planets princess, but with the choice of turning back without her & suffering the consecences or trying to find fuel on the closest planet & continueing... they choose to find fuel. When they arrive at the planet, Earth, Diviak goes down to the planet in search for a fuel scorce but feels himself drawn towards something upon landing.

Sooo I'll leave it at that, no spoilers from me here. I will say I couldn't put this down. 'Captured by the Alien Savage' is book 1 in Marina & Flora's new series "Galactic Mating Season" I can't wait to read what happens next for the series.

The wrath of Hunter

Heart of the Hunter - Chance Carter

After reading 'Most Eligible Baby Daddy' I really wanted to know what happened to Kelly back the sleepy town of Stone Peak, so I couldn't wait to read 'Heart of the Hunter'. Although this book does mention Elle & Forrester, they aren't anywhere in this story, that being said I would still recommend reading the prior 3 books before you start this. 'Heart of the Hunter' starts with learning how Hunter grew up & the reason he's now in Stone Peak.... fast track a few months & we find ourselves in Gracie's diner, where Kelly is serving the local mechanic & is about to meet Hunter for the very first time. Something inside Kelly knows right away that Hunter is dangerous, but also he would never hurt her, when Hunter leaves the diner & new customers arrive, Kelly finds herself alone & in a serious situation... so is surprised when she finds herself a front row seat to the wrath of Hunter, even if she only met him 15 minutes prior.

I'm going to leave it there, there was major points in this book when I thought 'this would never happen in real life' but then this if fiction. I loved reading both Hunter & Kelly's POV's making it easier to understand. Again it's a very different story from the previous 3 books, but once again it pulled at the heart strings, the twists & turns, steamy scenes, intrigued me, keeping me enthralled from start to finish. I can't wait to read what Chance writes next for us.

Another Wicked Boxset

More Wicked Alphas, Wilder Nights: Sizzling Collection of Paranormal Romance (Wicked Alphas, Wild Nights Book 5) - Ann Gimpel, Vella Day, Anna Lowe, Cristina Rayne, Elianne Adams, Sloane Meyers

I received an ARC of 'More Wicked Alphas, Wilder Nights', in exchange for an honest review.
This review is for 'Hot Blooded Desert Nights' by Anna Lowe.

Hot Blooded Desert Nights (A Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch novella) by Anna Lowe....
This little novela is from a time from 'Desert Moon' book 2 of Anna's "The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch" series, where there is a slight gap in the actual story, Anna has provided us with a glimpse into that week. A night where Heather wishes for Cody to show up, fearful for the nightmares that occur when he isn't there, wishing she can stay on the ranch that brings so much peace to her soul... along with the man who makes her feel protected. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED reading this.

Dark, heartbreaking, ADDICTIVE read!!

Calico - Callie Hart

For ALL the Callie Hart fans out there 'Calico' is a MUST, as an automatic one-click author for me, I was excited to read her new book. 'Calico' is a stand-alone, which is both a good & bad thing... (I'm greedy & would have read so much more). Oh what a read, in true Callie Hart form, you get ripped into the story. It's dark, twisted, heartbreaking, violent... ABSOLUTELY ADDICTIVE!! I finished reading 'Calico' a couple of days ago, the emotions it caused me are still there, I'm not really sure what I can write for this review... 'Calico' blew me away!! Callie weaved her magic with this book, bringing together the past & present of two people & their journey. It was a riveting, seat gripping, emotional read, but well worth every second it took to read. Coralie & Callan's journey alternates between the past & the present, never once did I need to figure out just who & when I was reading, making it easier to read in a sense. While what you discover may not have been easy to read, some places surely weren't easy for me to read. Please dont let the past memories make you stop reading, they are important.

After receiving a phone call Coralie HAS to return to her home town to bury the one man she never wanted to see again, her father, upon her arrival she finds out her high school boyfriend is in town for the same reason. It's been 12 years since Callan & Coralie have seen one another, 12 years of dreaming of one-another every night...

WOW, I'm not to sure if that makes sense, I don't feel like I can write much more. I CAN NOT wait to read what Callie Hart has planned next.

An intense read

Lease on Love (Snow-Kissed Love Book 2) - Violet Vaughn

I was given an ARC of 'Lease on Love' from Violet Vaughn, in exchange for an honest review.

WOW, what can I say about this book without giving away any spoilers, it was intense, sweet, steamy, with a tad bit of angst, as well as loads of steamy scenes. It captured my interest straight away, learning everything about Lori as the book went along, it's not for the faint hearted, some memories Lori took me on where difficult to handle, but they explain her situation. Moving to Breckenridge as a new ski instructor, she finds herself with her first lot of friends & a support group she'd never had before.

I'll stop there, I feel that if I say anything more it will be ruined & you need to read this & find out everything for yourself. I LOVED everything that happened, well except for alot of memories Lori shared, but Violet made them a vital part in her story & they were pivotal for the person Lori becomes. 'Lease on Love' is book 2 in Violet's latest series "Snow Kissed Love", I would love to read the next books in the series.

Filled with space alphas

Portal to Passion: Science Fiction Romance - Amber Stuart, Aurelia Skye, Calista Skye, Catty Diva, Erica Conroy, JC Andrijeski, Juno Wells, S.M. Schmitz, Scarlett Grove, Tessa Thorn, Aubrey Watt
I received an ARC of 'Portal to Passion', in exchange for an honest review.

This review is for 'Alien General's Wife' by Scarlet Grove & Juno Wells...
I jumped right into this, I couldn't wait to find out what was instore for Earth as well as who would find their Draconian mate. Scarlett has me HOOKED!! 'Alien General's Wife' is book 4 in Scarlett & Juno's "Draconian" series, I highly recommend you read the first books prior to this book, although it's not needed, you will should read them. The Draconian's ancient enemy The Mulgor have attacked the people of Earth, hitting the major cities first. Indigo & her best friend awaken to thier college being attacked, Indigo grabs her friend & climbs out of the window, then embarks on a car trip across the state. Meanwhile the Draconian mating envoy have pulled away & contacted their Millitary, who are hours away...
Again I loved how the authors wrote this story, you had everything that draws you into a story, an amazing backstory, a sassy leading lady, the massive amount of action; steamy or otherwise... everything weaved together in the story, that had me entranced until the end. I can't wait to read the next book in this new series.
 
 
 

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