Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

Today I get to share with you one of my favorite series.  The Mercy Thompson series is exciting, funny and filled with paranormal.  If you haven’t picked up any of this series I would highly recommend it.  The newest addition to this series, Fire Touched pits Mercy and her mate, Adam against the fae.  They vow to protect a special boy and with it they put themselves and the entire wolf pack in danger.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

25776210Book Blurb:

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

 

Review:

Mercy and Adam have faced more than their fair share of danger.  From Vampires to Fae to government agents, but when Mercy proclaims the werewolf pack the protectors of their area she causes more upheaval than planned.  The young boy blessed with Fae abilities is on the run from the Fae.  Mercy offering him sanctuary will put them in the crosshairs of the powerful Fae that want to use the boy for horrible tests.  Will Adam and Mercy be able to keep themselves, the pack and the young boy safe without destroying everyone and everything they love?

I love this series.  I adore Mercy and Adam’s relationship along with her with Zee and Tad.  The more adventures or predicaments we see Mercy in the more devoted I become with these characters.  This story was more of a building story rather than one of the more poignant ones in the series.  That being said it doesn’t take anything away from the base characters or writing.  This book like all the others was exciting, entertaining and we finally had something that needed to be done for quite a few books.  I adore Patricia Briggs’ story writing skills.  I truly can’t wait for the next Mercy Thompson book and if you haven’t picked up a Patricia Briggs book then I recommend starting with Moon Called, the first in the Mercy Thompson series.  You are guaranteed to fall in love with Mercy, the tattooed, coyote walker, VW mechanic with the heart of gold.

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!

26840774Book Blurb:

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: Battle Cry (Loki’s Wolves #2) by Melissa Snark

Happy Monday!  Today I get to bring you the next installment in Melissa Snark’s Loki’s Wolves series, Battle Cry.  This book takes off not long after the last, Hunter Moon.  Victoria is coming off of more heartbreak and decisions that could change the world.  This book takes the reader further into the Valkyries world and the Hunter/Wolf war.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you!

20507375Book Blurb:

Survival demands sacrifice. Healing requires forgiveness.

After losing her lover and then her mate, Victoria Storm builds a new life in Sierra Pines, California. When the Norse Fates predict the she-wolf will destroy the world to save her unborn child, her duties as Freya’s priestess conflict with her responsibilities as Odin’s Valkyrie.

Sawyer Barrett has hunted Victoria so passionately, he doesn’t know whether he loves or hates her. Desperate to end the fighting, he will take chances with everything–except his heart. This hunter harbors a deadly secret he can’t reveal without risking the tentative ceasefire and his father’s continued disapproval.

Men revere him; monsters fear him. Jake Barrett–the notorious Hunter King–values loyalty to family above all else. When he believes his eldest son was murdered by a wolf ally, he releases a chain reaction of violent destruction that claims the lives of both wolves and hunters.

An ancient vampire plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike. If the embittered rivalry doesn’t end quickly, there is no hope for the Hunters, Victoria’s pack, or the mortal world.

A complete novel which can be read as a standalone or as part of the Loki’s Wolves series.

Review:

Victoria Storm has lost more than most.  Both her lover and mate have met ends so close together that her heart hasn’t really had time to heal.  But, she must put that aside when she realizes the vampire who took her lover also took his soul.  She must join forces with his father, the Hunter King and his brother who has made it his passion to try to hunt her down.  As they try to navigate the treacherous waters of diplomacy and negotiation, truths will be revealed that could change the world if they got out.  Can Victoria, her pack and the hunters forge an alliance to face the undead or will the undead win out allowing for the end of all they know?

This was a great addition to this series.  You really get to see some of the dangers that Victoria and her pack are facing.  It was also nice to see some of the secrets being revealed.  We got to see more of what the Gods have planned and how much of Loki’s manipulations have caused the horrible scenarios that have caused the Barretts and Victoria so much pain.  I was happy to see that Victoria didn’t have any new heartbreak.  I was starting to wonder if that was going to happen in all the books.  Melissa Snark really managed to weave a fantastic second book that brings the Norse Gods and legends to life and the paranormal world of werewolves and vampires together.  I know this second book was a few years in the making I truly hope the next one comes sooner because I know this fan just can’t wait.

Fresh Face Friday: Draw of the Bane by Amy Bol

Sorry this post is so late today, but I figure better late than never for our first Fresh Face Friday of the year.  I am spotlighting Amy Bol’s Draw of the Bane.  It’s a short paranormal romance that definitely has the potential to be a wonderful series.  For more of my review keep reading after the book blurb.  I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the year and be sure to keep coming back to see all the wonderful books I’ll be spotlighting this year.

18278296Book Blurb:

Wolves are born to breed. And Mila’s blood was some of the rarest and most coveted, the most arousing, regal…powerful. Yet, she lives alone; hiding in America since childhood as a refugee of a great den war, having already watched everyone she’s ever cared about die around her. She refuses to give into the urges of her wolf blood and allow herself to change, especially as she would then become a beacon to the wolf that, years ago as a child, marked her against her will. And worse, she would want to be found. Becoming the wolf could mean losing the will of her own heart. Still, she is done running and ready to take a stand.

When Landon wanders onto her property hunting the wolves responsible for his parents’ death, she allows the wounded human to recover in her home against her better judgment. They soon discover they share a common enemy, and an attraction unlike anything the strong, stubborn and powerful young blueblood has ever experienced. But when the looming battle descends upon them, they must both learn to trust each other if they want to survive.

Review:

Mila has been running since before she can remember.  Hoping to avoid those coming for her she lives in a desolate area of woods.  She feels safe until Landon wanders onto her property hunting wolves.  Landon is wounded and Mila takes him in to heal.  She plans to only allow him to stay until he is healed.  This changes as her feelings toward the charming former soldier.  As they get closer they realize they are about to fight the same people.  When Landon discovers Mila’s secret he is at first very angry and betrayed.  But, he soon realizes that Mila is different from the wolves that injured his family.  Can Mila and Landon work together to defeat a foe that threatens them both and still maintain the feelings growing between them or will things fall apart and Mila’s greatest fear become reality?

I really enjoyed this first book in Amy Bol’s  The Blueblood Legacies series.  I really enjoyed Mila and Landon’s characters.  At the beginning they both felt wooden but as the novel goes they really become real.  Both characters grow as the story progresses.  I loved their little love story but I wonder how their love will continue into the next book.  With things we learn in the first book it makes it almost feel like their love story maybe a bit fatalistic though I personally am rooting for them.  The story itself is quite unique and a different take on the werewolf mythology.  I like a lot of paranormal romance and this is definitely one I can’t wait to continue.  I am eagerly waiting for the next book.  If you like a good werewolf story and want to start an intriguing new series then definitely get your hands on Draw of the Bane.

7107674Author Bio:

I have always loved to write. My first book, a novella of short stories titled “Complements of a Dying Man” about losing my young husband to cancer, was a test to learn how to upload my work into Amazon. I was touched by the feedback and positive reviews which describe it as both humorous and heartfelt.

But my real love is writing adult, paranormal romance. My first novel in The Blueblood Legacies series, Draw of the Bane, is out now. I’m currently writing the sequel, Rise of the Red Wolf.

I live with one hot fiancée and two stubborn little girls who take after their mother (I know, pray for the man of the house).  I have a serious addiction to coffee & diet coke, which I have no plans to stop, eat chocolate like they’re going to quit making it, and treat April Fools Day as if it were a serious holiday, because, it is. You’ve been warned.

Coffee and a Review with Healer’s Fate by Beth Caudill

coffee-love-you-are-viewing-high-resolution-306977I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I know we are getting into the thick of things with Christmas season so to divert your attention today I have a short paranormal romance I would recommend checking out.  You can’t beat a diversion that contains a hot Alpha wolf.  For my full review check it out after the book blurb:

6975543Book Blurb:

Corliss Rumdone hides behind her status as Healer to avoid the normal wolf pack hierarchical challenges. A forced mating changes the course of her life. Instead of Raymond, the beta wolf selected for her, she mates with Liam—her best friend and heir to the Alpha pair.

Liam whisks them away to a shifter retreat so they can allow the mating bond to settle in private. But interference from those seeking power and two terminal children arouse past hurts and challenge their new relationship. Even their home is not the haven it should be as Liam must watch Corliss fight for the right to remain his mate. For one healer, death becomes a weapon to balance life.

Review:

Corliss is being forced into a marriage she desperately does not want.  When her intended doesn’t show the Alpha’s son, Liam, takes his place.  Corliss is shocked because Liam is her best friend and long time crush.  She can’t imagine how this will be permitted when she is so low in the pack hierarchy and he is the Alpha’s son.  Liam has a plan.  He takes Corliss away so that they can finish the mating bond without being bothered by any of the pack.  Corliss at first thinks Liam is doing this a some sort of joke until he realizes that she is who he has always wanted and couldn’t stand her being forced to marry anyone else.  While they are on their hideaway a few challenges come up.  She must try to heal two children and a sorcerer tries to take her powers.  Not to mention the moment they return, Corliss is challenged to the death to be Liam’s mate.  Can the challenges these two meet strengthen their bond or will it tear them apart?

This was a really enjoyable read.  I liked the love story that was mixed so well in with the paranormal.  This is definitely a relatable story to any woman who has ever loved someone and hoped that one day they would say they loved them too.  The depth of Corliss’s character and the growth of Liam’s was done so well you could almost see how the mating effected them both.  This is a fairly quick and easy ready but it’s so well done you really hope that Beth Caudill does more.  I know I’d love to see more of Corliss and Liam along with their friends.  Overall, it is a good read that any PR fan will enjoy.

Coffee and a Review with Cloaked in Fur by T. F. Walsh

i-LOVE-coffee-coffee-25055460-1280-800This week I will be starting you guys out with a great little paranormal romance. Its hot in all the right places and has a great twist on the werewolf mythology.  Cloaked in Fur is a wonderfully exciting and suspenseful way to start your week.  I hope you all have a great beginning to your week and if not pick up Cloaked in Fur.  Check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.

18132518Book Blurb:

As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature.  She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.

Review:

Daci is living in the human world while she is still a moonwulf.  She didn’t expect to fall in love with a human detective.  Now, she is in a race to find an elixir to stop her from becoming full wulfkin.  In her search for the elixir she comes across an extremely dangerous wolf hybrid.  This wolf seems to be targeting people Daci knows.  When she approaches her pack regarding this she discovers some disturbing information that could endanger her whole pack.  Between this dangerous wolf, finding an elixir and hiding her true self from the man she loves Daci’s life has become dangerous.  One wrong step and people she loves dies.

I really enjoyed this book.  The story sucked me in and wouldn’t let go.  I thought the take on werewolf mythology/folklore was great.  I also like that this took place in Romania.  The only hint of this was the names that were used.  The intermingling of the love story and the paranormal aspects was very well done.  Neither one felt like it was just an add on.  Though I did feel like the general story was something I have read before the mythology was different.  Overall, I would recommend this story to any paranormal fan.  The story is great and the love scenes are hot!  It’s a definite good start to the week.

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