Friday, January 9, 2015

       A BBW in need of a date + Two hot Alphas looking for a mate = The hottest triad ever.
       Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.
       Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.
       As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She'll either prove she's strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.
       Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (including a threesome so hot it will make your ereader sizzle), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with some sarcasm and two hot men on one curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy! .
       Twice the Growl is book one in the Paranormal Dating Agency series, but each book is written as a standalone. There is a little teaser for the next book at the end, but I certainly would not consider it a cliffhanger. This is a fun, light, sexy read. I loved the instant chemistry between Tally, Theron, and Connor. This kind of instant chemistry really only works for me in paranormal books.
       Poor Tally has had nothing but bad luck with men. This includes her jerk of an ex-husband who is oddly still loved by most of her family. Unfortunately he is invited to a wedding for one of Tally’s family members. Desperate to prove she’s not pining away for the ex, Tally enlists the help of her neighbor who runs a dating agency for shifters. Tally is more than a little surprised when she has not one, but two men show up as her escort and they are also the same men she was recently lusting after. Theron and Connor are very different in what they bring to the table in the relationship, but both definitely bring great sex. They have that hot devotion to her pleasure that we all want from the man in our life.
       Overall this is a great read if you are looking for something fast and light. The only complaint I had was that I would have liked seeing more of their budding relationship. I felt some areas were cut short. This is sometimes the case in shorter romances. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a steamy romance. This is very light on the paranormal aspects so I think it would work well for those who enjoy contemporary erotic romance as well.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review of EVERNIGHT by Candace Knoebel

        One lie will change everything.
        Faye Middleton has secured the Dagger of Retribution for the High Priesthood, but in doing so, she’s opened the door to more demands set by them. She now has to break the Holy Seal, and soon. Trapped in the alluring Ethryeal City, Faye is pushed to the breaking point trying to discover just what she is truly capable of, even if it means destroying herself in the process.
        With the clock ticking down to the war between both Covens, and the truth about her parent’s mysterious disappearance within her reach, Faye is faced with tough choices that will forever change her. Will Faye be able to handle the demands from the Priesthood, and still be able to continue her search for her parents?
        But more importantly, can she survive the truth she finds?

        This is book two in the Night Watchmen series, and I definitely recommend reading these in order. Let me begin by saying I’m not a big fan of the new trend of having books end with cliffhangers and storylines that span many books. There are, of course, exceptions. This series has enough substance and storyline to justify being written in several books.
        Evernight starts off almost exactly where the first book left off. There is a little gap, but it’s easy to fill in what happened. Overall the story flowed really well and kept me hooked from page one until page “What? It can’t be over; I need more.” The only thing I didn’t like was how Gavin and Cassie seemed to behave much less mature than they had in the previous book. Some of their comments seemed more like things a young teen would say. They were not focused on through much of the book so it didn’t bother me too much. I really enjoyed the development of Faye’s character as she matured and learned to control her power. Things don’t run smoothly for her, and there were times when I was just wishing she’d get a break. It was also nice to learn more about Weldon and see his growth as a character. I am definitely looking forward to the next installment in this series.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The Moon Virus Series by Cassandra Lawson

Raven's Blood Synopsis
        Following the death of her wood nymph mother at the hands of vampires, Raven worked hard to build a life for herself in one of the few remaining human settlements. Her life takes a frightening turn when she finds herself an unwilling guest in a vampire settlement, but things are not anything like she expected them to be. Still, she cannot help but feel that her attraction to the vampire leader is a betrayal to her mother’s memory and her human friends.
        From the moment Connor first laid eyes on Raven she has thrown his entire world off-balance. In order to prove his strength as a leader, he has no choice but to take her up on her offer to trade her freedom for that of her human friends. Having begun his life as a slave, he has no interest in keeping the wood nymph captive. As a man, he has no desire to feel this overwhelming attraction to a woman who hates him and his kind.
        As Raven spends more time with the vampires, her feelings for Connor grow even stronger and Connor finds that she may be the one thing he cannot live without. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges that could threaten the survival of vampires and humans alike. As Connor struggles to unravel the mystery of the attacks from a new species of vampire, a madman will go to any lengths to get Raven’s blood.

No Cliffhangers. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone novel.
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Embrace the Heat Synopsis
        On her seventh birthday Layla’s mother mysteriously disappeared. Raised by a wood nymph in one of the few remaining human settlements, Layla learned to fight from an early age. She also learned to distrust the vampires who rule most of the land. When a vampire saves her life, Layla finds herself more than a little drawn to him, even knowing he could never give his heart to a human.
        The trauma of his childhood left Simon weary and distrustful of all humans, until the day he saved Layla’s life. After seeing the spirited human fighting like a seasoned warrior, Simon can’t help but respect and admire her. He soon learns that Layla is much more than he ever imagined, and he finds it hard to stay away from her. Despite the depths of his feelings, Simon knows there can be no future for them.
        Both of their worlds are turned upside down as Layla nears her twenty-seventh birthday. Suddenly the male vampires are inexplicably drawn to her, and Simon is no exception. As they unravel the mystery of Layla’s heritage, an enemy from their past resurfaces and threatens to destroy Simon and all that he cares for.

No Cliffhangers. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone novel.
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