Review: Cloaked (The Wulfkin Legacy 0.5) by T.F Walsh

Happy Friday!! Today I have a novella from a series I have reviewed on here before.  This novella is a prequel to the book, Cloaked in Fur.  We learn more about the characters and how they met.  This was a fun, quick read.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a fantastic weekend!

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Raised by an overly protective wulfkin pack, Daciana leaps at the chance to venture into the human world for her one-year independence ritual. But after someone steals the endangered bear cubs she’s been assigned to protect, she must locate them or lose her job and return home in disgrace. The sexy inspector on the case isn’t making this any easier. He knows nothing of her kind, and wulfkin rules forbid relationships with humans.

Newly divorced Inspector Connell Lonescu trusts no one but himself. He’s convinced relationships are a waste of time and thinks burying himself in work will ease the pain. Yet he’s attracted to the gorgeous and mysterious Daciana, even if there’s something slightly odd about her. Can Connell learn to trust the sexy but secretive woman?

Review:

Daciana is on her year away from her wolf pack.  She is working at an animal institute.  When the bear cubs she has been looking after are taken she is thrown into the mix as suspect, investigator and trespasser.  Through this she works with Connell, the Inspector in charge of the case.  Through their search the two become closer and as their passion flares so does the intensity of the case.  Will they be able to control their passions long enough to find the bear cubs or will they be too late?

I love Daciana and Connell.  They are smart, well developed characters that flow well within the story.  You can really see how their relationship developed into the one we see in Cloaked in Fur.  The paranormal aspect is fairly little in this book.  It is mentioned and she only shifts one time.  If you are looking for something that has a lot of paranormal this novella won’t give it to you.  But, this is a prequel that definitely shows the paranormal in the follow-up.  Overall, this is a great novella.  I can’t wait to see what T.F Walsh has in store next.

Review: Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Mierek

Welcome to another week.  Today I have a lovely young adult fantasy that weaves through time with expertise.  This is a book that will have you guessing what will happen next.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

23351890Book Blurb:

Everyone in Arnn – a small farming town with more legends than residents – knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.

How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

Review:

Honoria has just moved to Arnn with her brother, aunt and uncle.  Her parents just passed away from the Twin Towers collapse.  She doesn’t realize what she has come upon in the supposed haunted forest.  As she learns more about those who have disappeared and her own experiences with Witchwood Hollows she can’t help but begin to believe what all of Arnn has figured out.  Will Honoria be able to survive the hollow or will the witch take another?

This was an entertaining fantasy novel.  I really enjoyed the story’s weaving between times.  The characters were well developed and by the end you saw how they grew through their trials.  The descriptions of the surroundings was very vivid.  It draws in a reader and allows you put yourself in those woods too.  In the end, I thought it was a good book, but I didn’t like how it ended.  I am all for a good twist, but this felt a little pointless and didn’t feel like it fit the story well.  I would recommend this for anyone looking for a new fantasy that will take you on an interesting ride.

Review: Dragon Knight’s Shield by Mary Morgan

TGIF!  Today I have the fourth installment of Mary Morgan’s Order of the Dragon Knights series.  We follow the fourth Dragon Knight as he must accept his place and role in the order again or the evil druid could destroy all he loves.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a phenomenal weekend!!

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Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.

Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.

Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?

Review:

Angus was the leader of the Dragon Knights.  That was until his sister was accidentally killed by his brother scattering the brothers.  Angus has been fighting in tournaments the years since this has happened.  When a group of druid warriors approach him on going back to Scotland he is hesitant but agrees.  When he steps on to Scottish soil he soon finds himself with a woman from a strange time wearing strange clothes and fighting better than any man.  Dierdre went on a trip to Scotland.  She didn’t realize that trip would take her back to the 13th century.  As Angus and Dierdre fight to understand their destiny and those who are against them they are drawn by the force of fate, love and passion.  But can this love bring the final Dragon Knight back or will it all turn to flames?

This Dragon Knight may be my favorite so far.  Loved Angus and Dierdre’s relationship.  The idea of the strong minded woman of today fighting alongside a highland warrior was such a cool idea.  The fantasy and history woven together draws the reader in and won’t let go.  Each time I get a Mary Morgan book I know that I am in for a treat.  A treat that consists of hot highlanders, strong heroines, steamy sex scenes and a story that will have you reeling by the time you flip the last page.  I truly can’t wait for the next book by Mary Morgan.  For those who are following this series, I will not spoil the biggest twist that comes in this book.  I will just say that I am chomping at the bit for what is coming next.

Review: Tempted by a Vampire by Susan Griscom

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing with you another Susan Griscom book.  Tempted by a Vampire is the first in a new series.  Her talents as a paranormal romance writer exceeds expectations every time I pick up one of her books.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a wonderful hump day!

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Cian DeMarco, a sexy, rockstar billionaire vampire has lived in San Francisco’s prestigious Cliff Side neighborhood in his beautiful mansion overlooking both the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for seventy years. Happily—or so he thought. Until the rare beauty that is Magdalena De la Rosa sits down at one of the front-row tables in Club Royal where he and his band perform once a week.

Magdalena De la Rosa has it all—Bachelor’s degree in journalism, a job she loves in California, a gorgeous apartment in San Francisco, and a dream guy. Except her boyfriend lives and works in Sacramento—an hour and a half drive from the city Magdalena has always fantasized about living in. All her dreams change, however, when she and her girlfriend find their way into an upscale nightclub and she’s suddenly swept off her feet by the lead singer of that night’s performing rock band, The Lost Boys.
Sparks ignite between the two until a threat that was thought to no longer exist returns to wreak havoc on Cian’s and Magdalena’s lives. Will the temptation to be together outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe from harm?

Review:

Cian has lived his immortal life the best way he knows how.  He doesn’t imagine anything different.  But, when he sees Magdalena first in a restaurant window and then front row of his rock show he feels immediately drawn to her.  Magdalena feels the same draw toward this hot rockstar.  With his draw comes an air of mystery.  Magdalena doesn’t know what Cian is.  Once she does will she be able to accept him and this new world or will Cian be forced to compel her to forget everything breaking both of their hearts?

From page one this story will draw you in.  You will fall for Cian with his sexy rock star persona added only by his being a vampire.  The story weaves expertly between Magdalena and Cian’s stories.  This paranormal world hidden beneath the City of San Francisco is delightfully drawn by Susan.  Her talent for story telling and character development allows for an addictive story with characters that will remain with you until you are able to pick up her next phenomenal story.  If you haven’t read of you Susan Griscom’s paranormal romances I will tell you to pick one up and read it this weekend.  I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Review: Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands

Another week and another great book for you.  Patricia Sands’ book Promise of Provence melds a fantastic romance with the romantic back drop of the south of France.  This story will give everyone, who has had to overcome hurt, hope.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

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On the evening of her twenty-second wedding anniversary, Katherine Price can’t wait to celebrate. But instead of receiving an anniversary card from her husband, she finds a note asking for a divorce.

Fifty-five and suddenly alone, Katherine begins the daunting task of starting over. She has her friends, her aging mother, and her career to occupy her, but the future seems to hold little promise—until, after a winter of heartbreak, Katherine is persuaded to try a home exchange holiday in the South of France.

In Provence, bright fields of flowers bloom below medieval hilltop villages with winding cobblestone streets. Charmed by the picturesque countryside, the breathtaking Côte d’Azur, and the enchantment-filled boulevards of Paris, Katherine feels life opening up once again. Lavender perfumes the air, and chance encounters hint at romance and passion. But memories of heartbreak and betrayal linger—and her former life waits for her back home. Can she find the courage to begin again?

 

Review:

Katherine finds herself alone after a long 22 yr long marriage and the death of her mother.  To get past all of the grief in her life she decides to start participating in home exchange for vacation.  When the opportunity to go back to France on the home exchange comes up she refuses to pass it up even if she must go alone.  Though she is continuing to battle her feelings of loss, anger and rejection she begins to find herself through her explorations of a country she has fallen in love with.  But, when real love comes around will she open her heart back up or will she continue down the path she has been traveling?

I really enjoyed this story.  The detailed description of France throws the reader right into the midst of the french lifestyle, countryside and culture.  Through Katherine’s eyes we see an ability to overcome that anyone who has felt pain from a loved one will understand.  Though the scenic French vistas take front and center in most of the book we also get to experience love and lust as Katherine regains her self confidence and heart.  When you read this book, Patricia Sands will make you want to grab your passport and head right over to the south of France.  Be prepared to be drawn into the wonder of the european country and feel the love that the characters feel for their surroundings.  This is more of a love story about a woman and country but there is the traditional love story thrown in there too.  I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story that has lots of wine and cheese.

Review: In Deep with the FBI Agent by Lynne Silver

Happy Friday!  Today I am bringing to you an exciting, sexy and completely enthralling book by Lynne Silver.  I have totally fallen for the sexy agent, Sam Cooper.  Any woman who will read this will be in the same boat as me.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great weekend!!

25530035Book Blurb:

To Casey, Montgomery Prep isn’t just DC’s most prestigious private school-it’s her alma mater, the place where her fondest memories were made. It’s also her current employer and the target of a dangerous cyber criminal. But even more shocking than the crime is the sexy FBI agent who comes to investigate . . .

With his six-plus frame and gym-sculpted body, no one would suspect FBI special agent Sam Cooper was once an awkward teenage computer geek-no one, that is, except Casey, the gorgeous girl who captured his heart on the first day of high school and held it for the last fourteen years. When a hunt for a hacker brings Casey back into Sam’s life, his long-denied desire becomes impossible to ignore. He knows just how to make her forget the boy he was . . . and show her the man he’s become.

Review:

Sam has loved Casey since the first day of high school.  Unfortunately, on that day Casey decided to be popular and ignore the nerdy Sam.  10 yrs later Sam still hasn’t forgotten Casey and the new case he is on gives him the opportunity he never had.  When a hacker is targeting prep schools and Casey’s school is on the list Sam comes back into her life as the FBI agent in charge.  Sam not only sweeps into her life but also sweeps her off her feet.  Will Casey open up and finally let Sam in or will Sam’s last chance fall apart?

I totally fell in love with Sam.  He is one of my book boyfriends now.  I wasn’t a fan of Casey, the heroine, but I eventually let her have Sam.  This steamy love story has excitement, sentimentality, steamy sex and love woven so well that you forget your reading a book that will come to a conclusion.  The history of the two characters is a mixture of sweet and angsty.  Lynne Silver does a marvelous job getting these two characters together with all the trouble and hoops that a good romance incorporates.  If your looking for your next book boyfriend you will want to pick up this book.  But, I am calling dibs on Sam Cooper.  :)

Review: A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn B. Halton

Today I bring to you a special review for one of my favorite British authors, Linn B. Halton.  A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love is a sweet story of cakes, love and karma.  This highly entertaining read will have you turning the pages faster and faster to see what happens next.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

28274031Book Blurb:

Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …

Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.

But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job?

Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed.

But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there …

Previously released as Sweet Occasions by the author. Revised and edited by Choc Lit December 2015

Review:

When a soaked, chilled man comes walking into Katie’s bakery she never imagines how this will change her life.  Katie already has a life she thinks she wants.  Though as Adam continues to appear in her life she finds her perspective of her life and her bakery changes.  It isn’t just Katie who is changed by this clandestine meeting.  Adam cannot get her out of his mind.  Can they find a way to make things work or will their love float away with the changing of the seasons?

This was an absolutely adorable book.  You could feel the love pouring off the pages whenever Katie and Adam were together.  The reader finds themselves wanting to get Adam and Katie together.  As their trials continue to happen you keep rooting for them.  It isn’t just Katie and Adam who make this story though.  His Grandma Grace, his daughter, Lily and Katie’s friend, Hazel add a wonderful dynamic that helps get the characters to where they need to go.  This love story is definitely one for the books.  You will find yourself lost in their worlds and wonder where they have been all your life.  If you haven’t read a Linn B. Halton book this is an excellent one to start with.  You will understand why she is one of my favorite Brit authors.

Review: Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A. Kessler

Another Monday brings in another fantastic book.  Today I am bringing to you a novella by Jody A. Kessler.  It’s a Christmas novella with two EMT’s who finally find their way into each other’s arms.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

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Paramedics Treasure and Bodie arrive on scene at a routine emergency call and find an outrageous holiday party, a Christmas tree on fire, and an innocent life to save that nearly cost them their lives.

After escaping the chaos of work, they decide to spend their Christmas vacation together at a secluded lakeside cabin deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With the snow falling soft, a warm fire in the hearth, and fresh cookies baking in the oven, an innocent holiday getaway quickly turns into a night of spontaneous passion with no strings attached.

Will Treasure and Bodie’s hasty decision to spend the night tumbling between the sheets – and on the table, and the floor – prove disastrous or will their relationship develop into something neither of them saw coming?

Review:

Treasure and Bodie have been partners for years.  Treasure has never seen him as anything other than a partner.  He has always been in a relationship and she is not one to mess with wives or girlfriends.  But, on Christmas Eve, Treasure finds out they are now both single and begins to see Bodie in a new light.  After a particularly difficult rescue, they find themselves on a mini trip away from everything.  What isn’t planned is the satisfaction they find in each others arms.  Will their friendship survive a night that will change everything?

I have been a fan of Jody A. Kessler since I read her book Death Lies between Us.  I wasn’t sure what to expect with a contemporary romance novella.  What I found was a fantastic story that left me begging for more.  Treasure and Bodie’s one night of romance is one that any woman would want.  We don’t really learn much about these characters except they have been friends and this is a leap for them on a holiday no one wants to be alone on.  This is where I truly wish there was more to this story.  I am hoping that this is just an appetizer for the real story between the two.  I think there is a lot that needs to be explored and with this story we see their friendship, courage and passion.  If you are looking for a novella that will have your kindle steaming up you will enjoy this story from Jody A. Kessler.  Though I am not beyond begging Jody for more Treasure and shirtless Bodie.

Review: Camulus: Gods of the Highlands, Book One by Bambi Lynn

Welcome to Friday!  Today I am bringing to you a short book by Bambi Lynn.  This is a Highland romance that incorporates Gods and mortals alike.  Though a short read this is one that I thoroughly enjoyed and can’t wait for the next in the series. Keep reading after the book blurb.  Be sure to pick up a good book this weekend.

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Camulus Vass wants a simple life, absent the power and responsibility that can consume a man. But being laird of a clan as large as the Munro does not offer such luxury. Always under the domineering heel of his uncle, Cam has allowed himself to become a pawn. But the arrival of a mysterious newcomer awakens a beast within him that will not be tamed.

Màili has been given the task of rooting out the spawn of an ancient god. It’s the only way to take her revenge against the man who betrayed her. But getting what she wants means taking the life of the man she loves. Will her hunger for a mortal man wreak further havoc on her already bleak future?

Review:

Cam Vass is a laird that only wants a simple life.  When Maili comes into this life as the maid to his cousin/fiancee it makes his life much more challenging.  All he wants is to be with her.  He can’t stop himself from wanting her more than anything, but he knows that his uncle is devious and if he knew of his feelings for her would hurt her.  What Cam doesn’t know is that Maili is a fallen Goddess that is on a quest for revenge.  But, if she succeeds in her quest she will kill the man she loves.  Will Maili choose love or revenge?

This was a very enjoyable read.  I always love a good highland romance. But, when that romance has the added twist of the paranormal it adds some excitement.  Cam and Maili were very interesting interesting characters.  That being said, I wished this story had a bit more too it.  I thought the story was well written and entertaining but definitely left me with some questions that I wish had more in depth answers than what was given .  Overall, a good book and I look forward to reading another from Bambi Lynn.

Review: Outside the Lines by Ally Bishop

Happy Monday!  Today I have another book from the fabulous Ally Bishop.  Outside the Lines is the next book in her Without a Trace series.  In this book we follow the very wayward Blue Trace.  She was by far the most complex of the sisters so far.  With her complex character comes the most dynamic story yet from Ally Bishop.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a fantastic week!

28005917Book Blurb:

Don’t take up space.

Don’t talk too loud.

Don’t tell anyone.

I’ve always been the problem child. Blue—my name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?

Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But his touch is like fire and his taste…like the finest chocolate. What woman could resist that combination?

We’re headed for disaster, though—after all, it’s what I know best. No matter how hard I try, I can’t stop destroying anyone who gets too close. And Rhys doesn’t understand. How could he? When I don’t even understand myself?

Trigger warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that are required for the story.

Heat rating: Entry-level BDSM (with consent) and super-steamy sexy times

Review:

Blue has always been the outcast in her family.  After her last stint in a rehab she is desperately trying to get her life together.  Unfortunately, she is struggling with school.  When she goes for help she meets a handsome professor, Rhys Kennison.  There is an immediate attraction that leads to things a professor and student shouldn’t do.  They are unable to keep away from each other.  Both are hiding things that the other needs to know.  Can Blue find her happy ending or will it go like most of her life and explode into pieces?

Blue is by far my favorite of the sisters.  Her struggle and ability to overcome adversity is so touching.  She is probably the most real of all the sisters.  She is by far the most flawed and the most challenging but when she finds someone willing to risk it all for her she does what most women do and give in to love.  The story, though still filled with the steamy sex, is very complex and enthralling.  I loved Ally Bishop’s writing in this book.  Having read all the books in this series I must say that as they grow so does Ally Bishop as a writer.  This book could be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading all of them.  You won’t regret one page of this series.

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