Saturday, July 30, 2016

Heart of a Dragon (#2 Fallen Immortals) by Alisa Woods

Author                          Alisa Woods 
Publication Date         1 August 2016 
Genre                             Adult Paranormal Romance 

Book Two of the bestselling Fallen Immortals series

**START with KISS OF A DRAGON (Book 1)**

Lucian is a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and he’s dying. He has to spawn a dragonling to uphold the treaty that keeps the mortal world safe from the immortal Dark Fae, but a dragon’s mate rarely survives the birth of a young dragon… and he can’t face the horror of another woman’s death on his hands. When he rescues a beautiful woman from a demon roaming the streets of Seattle, he has to seduce her without losing his heart… and before he turns into a feral dragon and breaks the treaty forever. 

The Fallen Immortals series is a modern Beauty and the Beast story with flaming HOT dragon shifters, vengeful Dark Fae, and beguiling fallen angels. Lucian and Arabella’s story is told in the first three books of the 9-book series, with more planned after that. Only readers over 18 should embark on this epic series of dangerous love that only an immortal might withstand. 

Lucian and Arabella

Kiss of a Dragon 
(Fallen Immortals 1) 

Heart of a Dragon
 (Fallen Immortals 2)

Fire of a Dragon
(Fallen Immortals 3) …coming soon

Heart of a Dragon picks up right where it left off in Kiss of a Dragon. 

Lucian is torn between claiming his mate and the potential risk which can be fatal. He is riddled with guilt from a previous experience. As a prince, to be able to continue to safeguard the humans and dragons alike, he has to produce a dragonling. If he doesn't he goes rogue and dies. 

Arabella is head over heels with Lucian and adapting to his way of life. She doesn’t quite understand why he is pushing her away. She goes looking for answers which are not very forthcoming. When she eventually find the answers, she is met with something totally unexpected. 

The continuation of this series had me on tenterhooks. It's fast, action packed, full of suspense and surprises. I like the interactions between Lucian and Arabella, despite all the frustrating uncertainties and emotional turmoils. Lucian's brothers are adorable. It's good fun watching the interactions between Rachel, Arabella's best friend and Cinead, one of the dragons. Besides, the faes, demons and angels who were featured in the first book, vampires are introduced in this instalment. The plot thickens and it will be interesting to see what happens next. 

Fabulous series. 

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Heart of a Dragon picks up right where it 

Alisa Woods lives in the Midwest with her husband and family, but her heart will always belong to the beaches and mountains where she grew up. She writes sexy paranormal romances about alpha men and the women who love them. She enjoys exploring the struggles we all have, where we resist--and succumb to--our most tempting vices as well as our greatest desires. She firmly believes that love triumphs over all. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Deep Under (#1 Walker Security) by Lisa Renee Jones

Author                      Lisa Renee Jones 
Publication Date     17 April 2016 
Genre                         Adult Contemporary Romance 

*This is a standalone book, as with the other books in the Walker Security and Tall, Dark & Deadly series you do not have to read the entire series to enjoy this book.

Kyle, one of the alpha men of Walker Security, is hot, bothered, and intense, and when Myla lands in his line of fire, she'll soon learn her secrets, and her passion, belong to him.

Myla is beautiful, a dove with clipped wings, captive by the wolf, a vicious drug lord. One look into her eyes and Kyle could see the pain, the fear... the desperation. Or so it seems. He's been fooled before by a woman and it cost him everything and everyone he loved. He won't be fooled again.

I haven't read the Tall, Dark and Deadly series but this didn't impede on the enjoyment of reading this book. 

Kyle is ex FBI, now working for Walker Security. He is assigned to be the bodyguard of the "woman" of a wanted and elusive crime baron. 

Myla is a fashion designer who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time just over a year ago. On the surface she appears to have a good life, not wanting for anything but deep down she is fighting a continuous battle. 

When Kyle meets his charge for the first time, he realises that it's the same woman he has been obsessing over since her disappearance, Myra! He knows about her situation but still has to tread carefully as a lot can happen within a year. She can't know his true identity just yet. Myra doesn't trust easily, not surprising after everything that she has been through. Kyle, however is determined to gain her trust and get her out of this sticky situation. He owes it to himself and to her after a whole year of trying to find her. He has been struck by the look in her eyes from the day he saw the video clip of when she went missing. It's almost like he is in love with a ghost. This feeling only intensifies as he gets to know the "real" her. She has been putting on a brave face for the sake of survival and this is second nature to her. Once she starts to get to know Kyle, she goes out on a limb and starts to confide in him. The obvious chemistry between them from the start leads to much more than either of them expected. Myra herself is surprised as she didn't think that she could feel again after all her ordeals with Alvarez, her captor. 

The pace of this book is consistent and is quite the page turner. There are threats and danger throughout. Alvarez is very unpredictable and his next move is anyone's guess. Kyle is no push over and neither is Myla once she sees that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Walker brothers and their team are competent and they have each other's back. The feelings between Kyle and Myla are very intense. I was completely immersed in this story and couldn't wait to get to the next page fast enough as the suspense was relentless. I absolutely loved every single part of this book. 

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series:Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Belgrave Legacy by Zara Hoffman

Author                       Zara Hoffman 
Publication Date      31 October 2016
Genre                          Young Adult Paranormal Romance 

A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess. 

Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers. 

Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future. 

Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side? 

The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman's "coming of age" story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.

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Advance readers have been loving The Belgrave Legacy, calling it a "page-turner" with a "beautiful, well-written love story" and "a gripping storyline with more than a hint of magic." Reader’s Favorite called it "a sure hit" and author L. L. Hunter said, "I recommend it to all who love a good paranormal romance!"

Ready to meet Fawn and Caleb and to fall in love with their relationship? Then go to your favorite online retailer and buy an eBook or paperback copy and start reading!

The Belgrave Legacy is a stand alone book, but the author is already planning a collection of short stories focusing on some of the supporting characters.

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The Belgrave Legacy puts an interesting slant on the ongoing battle between heaven and hell. Lucifer's fall from heaven is still grating on his nerves and he will resort to any means to defeat his father and take control.

Fawn comes from a long line of witches and she is part of a prophecy which could save the world. She comes into her full power on her sixteenth birthday and is more powerful than she can imagine. However, she is quite content to live a normal life without resorting to using these powers. 

Caleb is a dark angel who fell into the trap of making a contract with Lucifer. He is stuck with doing Lucifer's biddings and when Lucifer offers him a chance to have his freedom if he can complete one last assignment, he jumps at the opportunity. Getting out of hell is a blessing. 

Fawn is now twenty one and attending college. She meets this enigmatic stranger and although he makes her uncomfortable to begin with, she soon finds herself drawn to him. Caleb is set to seduce Fawn and stop her from fifulling her part of the prophecy but when he meets her, she is different from what he expected. He starts to have feelings which are unfamiliar to him and at the same time he is desperate to meet his end of the bargain with Lucifer. Fawn's life takes a drastic change where she is constantly facing life threatening situations. She starts to trust Caleb, only to find out that he is not who he appears to be and has ulterior motives which could destroy her and her family. 

Lucifer doesn't give Fawn any reprieve whatsoever until she is desperate enough to make a bargain with him. This is when Caleb starts to relent and rethink what he really wants but is it too late? Can Fawn forgive his deceitful behaviour? 

This Young Adult novel consists of demons, witches, werewolves and relentless hunters of paranormal nature. Fawn is a strong and determined character. Once Caleb decides where his loyalty lies, he proves to be very loving and devoted. Fawn's twin brother, her mother and her best friend are very protective and supportive. The characters and storyline are well portrayed but could have been a little more substantial. All in all it's a beautiful story which I thoroughly enjoyed reading and would recommend to those who like Young Adult Paranormal Romance. 

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Zara Hoffman is a college student and has been writing since she was eight years old. She spends most of her time doing homework and writing new stories because if she didn't, her head would likely explode. She writes YA multi-genre fiction to share the crazy products of her imagination with the world and hopes that you find them as entertaining as she does. Her books are for young adults or the young at heart. After all, growing up is overrated.

When she isn't wrapped up in projects, Zara listens to music or hangs out with friends. As an avid reader, Zara loves writing book reviews for her favorite books. She is a staff writer for Her Campus and at MoviePilot. She is also the founder of Our Hope Is Here.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mettle (#2 Spartan Riders) by JC Valentine

Author                               JC Valentine 
Publication Date              26 July 2016 
Genre                                 Adult Contemporary Romance 

Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.

Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?

In the second book of this series, there is still a war looming between the Spartan Riders and another rival MC club. 

Tucker aka Country is a womaniser. He is loyal to his brothers and the MC family. He likes his freedom and has no intention of being shackled to just one woman. 

Talia is an FBI agent. Her work takes up most of her time and after her divorce she is not looking to settle down either. 

Women are still disappearing and Talia volunteers to go undercover to investigate. The Spartan Riders are the likely suspects and if she can find a way to get in with the club members, her job should be easy. When she meets Tucker in a bar, she quite likes what she sees. She can chat him up, get him in bed and hopefully get the information she needs. No problem! Tucker is fairly impressed too and spending a night with Talia is far from being a hardship. Only the one night turns into two and then more. 

When another woman disappears, all hell breaks loose and by this time Talia is beginning to think that she is on the wrong track. Getting to know Tucker and his family is an eye opener but she can't reveal her secret. 

I was absorbed by this story from the beginning right through to the end. I like the interactions between Tucker and Talia. The storyline is fascinating and nicely paced. Although this book can be read as a standalone, there is a form of continuity from the previous one. Blake, Gabby and Ash make a valuable contribution to the story. I would recommend this book to 18+ readers due to the adult contents. 

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isnt sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelors in English and when she isnt writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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Bearliest Catch by Bianca D'Arc

Today we have the great new paranormal romance, Bearliest Catch by Bianca D’Arc. Be sure to check it out and grab your copy, and enter her giveaway. 

About Bearliest Catch

Drew spends his days fishing in the Pacific, far from Grizzly Cove, seeking the peace of the ocean. Jetty lives in the ocean, part of a hunting party of mer folk, in near-constant danger now from the evil creature that roams the deep. When they meet, sparks fly and the ocean comes alive with danger. Can they get her people to safety?


3 Stars

Drew is ex Special Ops. He was retired after being gravely injured. He now lives in the Grizzly Cove community amongst his comrades who served with him in the army. He is a werebear. 

Jetty is a protector for the mer folks' community. She has a fascination for the tortured fisherman who seems to enjoy his own company. 

Drew is tasked with passing a message to the mer folks after one of them was rescued by the werebears. He goes on a fishing journey to get away from it all as he is at his best when surrounded by water. He has the sensation that he is being watched and decides to take the plunge and calls out to his watcher who happens to be Jetty. 

Jetty comes on board and there is an instant attraction between them. He gives her the message and she realises that they might all be in danger if he is telling the truth. They are being hunted by a leviathan, an evil giant multi tentacles creature, for their magic. Drew has the ability to shield which helps to elude the monster. Can the mer folks and the werebears work together to escape the havoc from this creature? 

This is a short novel about finding one's mate and working together to overcome evil. It's well put together with endearing characters and a good scheme. 

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 



“I’d better go and tell the others what you’ve said.” She walked toward the stern of the boat slowly.

“Is it safe to swim after a meal like that? I mean, most humans have to wait a bit before they go swimming after eating. 
How does that work for you?” He looked adorably confused and genuinely curious, so she humored his question.

“Once I shift, the mer characteristics win out, so it won’t be a problem.” She sent him a smile as she walked farther away.
It was hard to leave him, which surprised her, but she couldn’t stay. She had responsibilities to her people, much as she would have loved to spend the rest of the day with the sexy bear shifter. He followed her, and they both stood at the stern of the boat, his hooks picking up nothing during their meal and continuing to just drift with no action.

“If you go a little northwest, you’ll find some big sturgeon and halibut. The fishing is much better in that direction right now,” she offered, hoping to help in some small way. “I might as well give you a solid tip on where to find dinner since you fed me part of your lunch.” She turned to him, laughing lightly.

“The tip is appreciated, but you don’t owe me anything, sweetheart.”

The breath caught in her throat at his use of the endearment. He also stepped right up to her, not a foot between their bodies as he looked down into her eyes. She almost forgot to breathe.

“But…” She didn’t know what she was objecting to as his head drifted lower. Was he going to kiss her?

“Ssh,” he soothed her, drawing her under his spell. “If you really want to repay me for the sandwich, all I ask of you is a single kiss.”

What? Alarm bells sounded in her mind, but they were drowned out by the nearness of him. She could feel his warmth only inches away from her, and she wanted to snuggle up against him. She’d been so cold for so long…

Which was an odd thought for a mer to have. Mer didn’t feel cold. The oceans were their home. So what had gotten into her now?

And why was she suddenly so eager to snuggle up to a land dweller? Oh, he was a shifter—they had that in common—but he still lived on land, and she in the sea. Though she could survive very well on dry land too. In fact, she’d spent most of her youth on land, with her family, doing the normal things that humans and shifters did. She’d gone to school, had friends, drove a car, had a job, and even moved in with her boyfriend.

But the situation with Dirk was what had driven her into the sea. She refused to go down that path again. Dirk had been human, a little voice inside reminded her. Andrew was a shifter. Maybe things would be different with a shifter.

Did she dare try to find out?

As his lips touched hers, all thoughts fled in the face of his passion. What started as a simple kiss turned into something much more profound within a single heartbeat.
He took her into his embrace, and she did get a chance to snuggle up to his warmth, basking in the feel of his strong arms around her. He kissed her lightly, at first, then gradually deepened the kiss when she made no move to push him away. His tongue danced with hers, showing her new patterns of pleasure even as her knees threatened to give way.

He was holding her up, his hands around her waist, supporting her, not imprisoning. And that was the key. He held her firmly, but lightly. She could break free any time she wanted…which was why she stayed.

About Bianca D’Arc

Bianca D’Arc is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 romance novels. She has twice won EPPIE Awards for her work, along with the Australian Romance Readers Favorite Erotic Romance eBook of 2008 for her first werewolf romance, Lords of the Were. She is a native New Yorker who worked as an executive on Wall Street during the summer of 2001. She changed careers after the tragic attacks of 9/11 and started seriously pursuing publication in 2005. She has a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, a Masters in Library Science, and a Juris Doctor, but she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She loves her garden and plays the piano, ukulele and guitar.

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