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Frostbitten

By Charlotte Stein

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Synopsis

Shy nurse Cora both dreads and lives for the moments she sees Zeke, an orderly at the hospital where she works. Zeke is too handsome, too compelling, too much, and seems totally unaware of Cora. But before she can bring herself to his attention, an explosion rips through the hospital Christmas party.

Zeke has noticed Cora—in fact, he’s so irresistibly drawn to her that he saves her from the explosion by turning her into a vampire, much to the jealousy and resentment of his partner, Merrick. Zeke hates being a vampire, and now that she’ll live, doesn’t want Cora to suffer his fate. If they can both resist the overwhelming instinct to bond, joining their bodies as Cora draws her maker’s blood, she might be able to return to her normal human life.

As Merrick uses every erotic trick to keep Zeke distracted from the blood passion, Cora becomes more and more drawn to both of her reluctant captors. And more and more happy to abandon her old life in exchange for an eternity with two hot immortal lovers. All she has to do is convince Merrick and Zeke that being a vampire isn’t all that bad. 

Review

Frostbitten is told from Cora’s POV and can I say I really wanted some chapters from Zeke and Derricks POV as i truly believed that would have helped me connect to these two men.  I wanted to know how they truly felt especially Merricks tug of war with his beliefs on not being good enough or wanting to turn another human.

I really did struggle with this story, it wasn’t romantic enough for me and the menage felt rushed towards the end as part of tying up the story.  In saying that however I did feel Cora’s intense frustration and pain when she was going through the change period and the loneliness and inner thoughts were what kept me turning the pages.

Frostbitten  did not flow right for me and again I needed to know what these guys were thinking as one minute Zeke is trying to finish the turning of Cora and next thing Merrick can’t control himself and steps in.

So I am a little disappointed as the cover and synopsis had me thinking I was in for so hot and heavy vampire menage.

Frostbitten

My Rating: 3 Hearts

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Wolf Unleashed (SWAT #5)

By Paige Tyler

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Synopsis

SHE BRINGS OUT THE WOLF IN HIM
Lacey Barton can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn’t mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She’s hell-bent on discovering who’s behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she’s in way over her head―right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout.

With Lacey in danger, Alex’s wolf side is unleashed. But when she witnesses Alex shift, she’s even more terrified… Now it’s up to Alex to crack the case―and earn back Lacey’s trust and, ultimately, her heart.

Review

Wolf Unleashed is another exciting novel that has great heart by Paige Tyler.  It starts with a bang and just keeps going.  I love that she stays true to the idea of “The One”.

Alex is a completely lovable character.  He does have flaws but that makes you love him even more.  He has found a home with SWAT after a traumatic event that turned him into a werewolf.

Lacey, Alex’s chosen one, is not ready to jump feet first into a relationship.  She doesn’t understand why people risk their hearts.  She also loves animals and is working hard to take down a dogfighting ring.  Lacey has a really close relationship with her sister but her sister is growing into a young woman who is going to test her boundaries.

Wolf Unleashed is another great addition to this series.  The characters work so well together. The humour was easily found with the banter between the other SWAT members and Alex. Especially with Remy.  Lacey’s sister also providers some humorous and emotional moments.  I also found that Alex was a really sincere character.  He would not force Lacey into anything she was not ready for even if it meant that his “one” would turn him down.

This story has some twists and turns in it.  Lacey’s passion for animals led her into some difficult situations that had Alex jumping to save her.  I really love the way Paige Tyler added her passion for animals into this book and look forward to the next addition to this series.

Wolf Unleashed

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Dark Desires (The Hunter Chronicles Book 2)

By Claire Marta

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Synopsis

Jasmine Hunter finds herself knee deep in a decadent vampire nest in Prague. A killer lurks the medieval city and is preying on blood donors who frequent the home of the local Vampire Mistress.

With her teammates from Scotland Yard in tow Jasmine, must attempt to discover the murderer’s identity.

But will things go to plan? Sex dungeons, submissive human pets, and sexy dominant males are a lot for a rookie to cope with.

Especially when Eric is the last person she expects to see…

Requested to assist with the hunt for a vicious serial killer by an old friend, Eric is left speechless to find Jasmine offering herself up as food. The attraction between them is burning as red hot as before, and his lust for the feisty female is just as deep.

More disturbing, his emotions which he normally has leashed, once more slip in her presence. Yet this time they feel different. Darker, primal, and savage yet Eric cannot explain why. The insidious pull of the other predators around him is also more than a sweet temptation he finds himself unable to resist.

Combining forces, Jasmine and Eric must play the parts of Master and submissive.

But nothing is as it seems.

Can they work out who the killer is in a household full of deception and secrets before it is too late? Or will a price be paid in blood….

Review

Dark Desires is book two in The Hunter Chronicles Series.  It picks up months later after Eric and Jasmine’s night in Paris.  We come to find out that Eric has had  no communication with Jasmine since that night.  Which has left Jasmine a little confused and frustrated.

Eric is still hot but doesn’t seem to understand women very well.  He is still very protective and is just beginning to realise what he wants.

It seems that Jasmine has decided that she is done waiting on Eric.  She dives into work.  She wants to prove herself to her coworkers and her boss that she can be a great field agent.

On her first assignment, she goes undercover in a vampire nest that leads her right back to Eric. As they start working together to track down a killer, Eric starts having stronger feelings than he has ever had before. He is not sure what is going on with him just that he has to have Jasmine.

Claire Marta has seamlessly put a cast of characters that work so well together.  There is a really family feeling between Jasmine, Twitch and Gemma. Their banter is so funny.  There was also a laugh out loud moment between Twitch and Eric that even when I think about it now brings a smile to my face.  New characters were also added to this book:  Asier, Kane and Conall.  There is a complicated relationship between Asier and Eric when it came to Jasmine. Each want to keep her safe but there are other forces at play that interrupt a long lasting friendship.

This book as mystery and suspense.  It will be interesting to see where Clarie Marta takes Eric and Jasmine’s relationship in the future.

Dark Desires

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Dark and Beautiful Nights (The Covenant Series Volume 3)

By Betty Shreffler

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Synopsis

One man will fight to keep her love while the other will do whatever it takes to win it…

Devotion keeps Kayci longing for Adrian’s return. Dark magic is the only way to free him and its cruel seduction has captured Kayci in its embrace. Cassius, unwilling to lose the one thing he’s longed for—his mate, fights for Kayci’s heart and saves her from her biggest threat… herself.
Pulled between unrestrainable desire for Cassius and her devotion to Adrian, leaves Kayci suffering from the worst battle she’s ever encountered…the one for her heart.

Review

Dark and Beautiful Nights is the third volume to the Covenant Series and it does not disappoint. It picks up right where book two leaves off.  Adrian is stuck and Kayci is looking for a way to free him using dark magic.  This is slowly consuming her and everyone around her is worried.  Including her other love interest, Cass.

I can’t really share to much of the story because, just like in Betty Shreffler’s preceding volumes, one detail leads to the next.  Betty has a great way of surprising you when you least expect it.

Kayci is still a strong character that has taken on a lot of responsibility.  She has the Covenant to run and has to find a way to bring Adrian back from the place that he was sent to. And as we have seen in the past the Covenant can be a dangerous group to be a part of.

Cass has a much bigger role to play in this volume and he really grew on me.  He loves Kayci but she is devoted to Adrian and feels guilty for having any feelings for anyone else.  We also got to know Alex a lot better and he was instrumental in helping Kayci stay sane.

I really love this series and hope that it continues.  Betty Shreffler has a great way of adding one last detail at the end of every story.  It leaves you wanting even more.

Dark and Beautiful Nights

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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A Sacred Vow

By Willa Thorne

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Synopsis

I swore a solemn oath that saw to the end of the Cormacs, a family of hunters that persistently sought to rid my coven’s existence. For years we have lived in the shadows, free from hunters and the weapons of wood that could destroy us. But the familiar scent of Cormac blood is awakening my senses. We were certain that we had ended the bloodline. Now, the vow I swore plagues my mind. The guilt I harbour buries deep. The desire and lust burns. My pledge to my family is now a promise to protect the woman I love. Aurelia Galligan is a descendant of the Cormac bloodline. I should drain her. I have to destroy her. But she may just end me.

Review

A Sacred Vow reminded me of a classic love story.  Two families at war and two young people find themselves in love. Except in this love story the man is a vampire who is well over 250 years old and the girl is a part of a family she didn’t even knew existed.

Julian, a vampire, made a vow to the leader of his clan.  His vow was to kill every member of the Cormac family that existed.  While working on fulfilling this vow in 1896 he was cursed by an old woman that “the one he loved would be his greatest sacrifice.”  Many years later he would find out what that meant.

In present time, Lia was just moving back into her grandparents old house with her cousin and friend.  Little did she know that she was about to meet a very dangerous and but exciting man that would change her life forever.

When Julian first met Lia he thought he was just going to have his dinner but there was something about her that he couldn’t ignore.  Once he saw the mark of the Cormac family he was horrified because now he had to contend with his vow.

A Sacred Vow was a great take on a vampire story. I loved that fact the Julian has this war going on inside of him.  He was willing to go against his family and his best friend Nolan to save her. I really like Lia as well, she had been through a lot with her family and yet she still had a great attitude.

Willa Thorn has put a great twist on a classic love story.  I look forward to seeing where she takes this series.

A Sacred Vow

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Immortal Envy (Immortal Obsession Book 1)

By A.D. Justice

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Synopsis

Two brothers.
Best friends.
Immortals.
One woman – the subject of their mutual obsession, but for very different reasons.
The end result will change the New York City vampire clan forever.
Immortals can hold a grudge for a very long time.

Review

Immortal Envy is a story of obsession, love, and betrayal.  Ramses and Slade are vampires and bothers who have spent an eternity together watching out for one another.  Their bond seemingly unbreakable.  Ramses has a problem with his obsessive side that they deal with when he can’t control it.

Immortal Envy starts in the late 1700s and we find that Alea is being put into a difficult situation because women didn’t have any freedom to go against their families wishes.  Her father feels that he is doing the best for her but when the opportunity to go to America with her parents, she takes it.

Both brothers have built a loyal clan of vampires around them and they have both developed an obsessive need for Alea.  One bother will do anything to protect her and the other bother will do anything to possess her.

I couldn’t put this book down.  Immortal Envy had captured my attention immediately.  Unfortunately I can’t share too much about the story because it would give spoilers away.  Each part of the story leads to a new detail that shapes the world around Ramses, Slade and Alea.  I enjoyed the way A. D. Justice has described the obsessive nature of vampires.  If not keep under control it will have a decent into madness.

Immortal Envy

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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FrostBite (The Hunter Chronicles Book 1)

By Claire Marta

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Synopsis

Jasmine Hunter is a rookie agent working for the covert Supernatural Department of Scotland Yard.

Being kidnapped with a co-worker is the last thing she’s expecting from only two months in a job she loves. She is even more unprepared for the sparks that fly between her and one of their captors, especially when her unique senses are screaming he isn’t human.

Eric is a vampire, deep undercover with centuries of secrets. He has no time for distractions, yet he can’t seem to get the feisty female out of his head, nor the hungering desires she evokes within him.

Forced to work together, they must stop the diabolical plans of Marcel Coupe – the French arms dealer responsible for her abduction. As time starts to run out can they save themselves and Paris from disaster? Or will the sizzling attraction between them be their downfall?

Review

FrostBite begins with Jasmine and her coworker Twitch being kidnapped by a very dangerous man. They are taken to Paris where she meets an equally dangerous man but one that she cannot deny that she is attracted to. The chemistry between the in undeniable but her only concern is escaping with Twitch.

Twitch is the one that Marcel Coupe wants.  Marcel is willing to harm Jasmine as leverage to get Twitch to do what he wants.  Twitch is a techno mage who is able to make the weapons for Marcel Coupe. Twitch and Jasmine are more than co-workers they are best friends.  They will do what they need to do to make sure they both make it out of there alive.

While they are captured Eric, a vampire that an undercover agent,  is trying to fight his unbelievable attraction to Jasmine.  This has never happened to him before.  He has already remained unemotional during a job.  But the mere thought of harm coming to Jasmine has his fangs ready to come out biting.

FrostBite is the debut novel for Claire Marta and it takes you on a wild ride from beginning to end.  I found the book hard to put down.  I loved the side characters especially Raoul, Eric’s blood brother.   I hope that in a future novel in this series, he will find out what undeniable attraction is so he knows what Eric went through.

I look forward to seeing what is the future holds for Jasmine and Eric.

FrostBite

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Cruel Temptation (The Covenant Series Volume 2)

By Betty Shreffler

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Synopsis

The war is over. The rogue vampires dispatched. As a full-blood vampire and sorceress, Kayci Pierce finally feels safe. Her focus now set on how to run the Covenant and best protect her species. The next-in-line, Lycan clan leader shares Kayci’s vision—but his captivating and sexy brother, Cassius McCabe is a distraction Kayci can’t afford. New threats surround Kayci as she navigates unfamiliar territory and feelings she can’t hide. Will temptations destroy her and everything she’s worked for, or will love be enough to pull her back from the edge?

Review

Cruel Temptation is the continuation of Kayci’s story. It is an emotional journey from beginning to end.  Now that she is a full vampire sorceress everything should fall into place but as she takes her place leader in the Covenant many obstacles unfold from inside and outside forces.

Cruel Temptation begins with Kayci trying to take the Covenant to the next level by inviting the werewolves and witches to join.  This is a brave move because there are many unknowns with all three groups in the same room. As everyone arrives and starts talking in walks the next in line Lycan leader and his sexy brother, Cass.  Kayci works hard to fight her attraction to Cass because she is in love with Adrian.

It’s on the trip to see leader of the Lycan clan that she is forced to explore her feelings for Cass and Adrian.  While she is in Colorado she learns that she has opposition from many sides, and she goes from a high to a low.  It is here that she starts to learn about herself as a leader and will shape her growth.

I couldn’t put this book down.  Betty Shreffler has a way of writing that is very visual for me.   I loved the introduction of the new characters even though I’m team Adrian.  Adrian is the protector that we know him to be.  Elise is the awesome best friend that helps Kayci keep her humanity.  And Rosemary adds the mother figure that Kayci needs in guiding her as a leader.

In book two, again, the action doesn’t stop when you think it does.  Book three is set up perfectly and I can’t wait to see how Kayci is going to deal with everything in her personal life and in her leadership role.

Cruel Temptation

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Embrace the Dawning (The Covenant Series, Volume 1)

By Betty Shreffler

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Synopsis

Kayci Pierce possesses strength, endurance, and accelerated healing that set her apart from normal humans—traits she’s never understood and kept hidden since childhood. She feels disconnected from the seemingly normal world around her—until she’s attacked by a creature she didn’t know exists and then rescued by a stranger she can’t forget. Dreams of the attractive, dangerous man haunt her and lead her into a world she was born for. Adrian Spade spends most of his solitary nights hunting rogue vampires for the Covenant, until an undeniable attraction leads him to reveal his vampire identity and risk his life by saving Kayci’s. Tempted by her mysterious nature, Adrian finds himself drawn to Kayci and becomes her protector while she discovers her heritage and what it means to be a half-breed vampire sorceress. Kayci’s relationship with Adrian brings her as much passion as it does danger. Now with a vampire revolution beginning and a romantic connection to a full-blood vampire, Kayci must work with Adrian to survive surrounding threats. As Kayci tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world, she’s forced to choose between the life she’s always known and her vampire birthright.

Review

Embrace the Dawning is the story of a young women that discovers who she really is and begins her journey into a new world that she never knew existed.   This story is an emotional ride from beginning to end.

Kayci has known she was different.  She heals fast and is stronger than most humans.  It is not until she is attacked by a rogue vampire that she truly starts learning who and what she is. Kayci is extremely relatable.  From her mistrust of Adrian right after her attack to learning she is a half-breed, she wears her heart on her sleeve.

Adrian, Kayci’s love interest, has found his match.  He has known this since he found her (a couple of weeks before her attack).  His only thoughts are to protect her, especially from his own people.  He knows what his people will do when they find out about her existence.  He is completely devoted to Kayci and I adore this about him.  I really like their relationship.  He helps to guide her with her vampire side.  He seems to understand the amount of space she needs to navigate this different world she has woken up in.

Kayci has a great friend in Elise.  They grew up together and have a bond that is stronger than most families.  She seems to be an excellent  confidant.  This part of the story was written really well because their friendship wasn’t one-sided.  They both have their own lives and they both share their ups and downs with each other.  It kept the story grounded for me.

Kayci also found new allies on her journey into this new world.  She has many obstacles and people that would like to destroy her.  I found it hard to put this book down once I started it. Even in the last part of the book when you think that everything has been resolved and the story is being wrapped up Betty Shreffler throws another twist that sets up the second book perfectly.  I can’t wait to see how this story is continued.

Embrace the Dawning

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Fire Danger (Elementals’ Challenge Book 1)

By Claire Davon

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Synopsis

All her life, a faint memory of her parents and fire has glowed at the back of Rachel Quinn’s mind. With her parents long dead, there is no one to clarify what it means.
When a gorgeous winged man rescues her from a pack of werewolves, something flares to life inside Rachel. Suddenly she can see the paranormal world around her, a world unseen by mortals. And far more complicated.
When Phoenix’s massive orange-and-red wings erupt from his back, he knows his Challenge-an age-old battle against his Demonos counterpart-is upon him. Heeding Rachel’s cry for help adds a layer of complexity never seen in any previous Challenge.
Rachel, they discover, isn’t entirely human. Like Phoenix, she commands fire. Fire calls to fire, and soon they are succumbing to a fierce attraction. As the Challenge bears down on them, though, Phoenix must discover what the Demonos has in store for mankind. If he doesn’t succeed, the entire world will be swallowed up in darkness-and Rachel along with it.
Warning: When the mortal and the Elemental worlds collide, the resulting smoke could cause heart palpitations, teary eyes, and a sudden need to fan yourself. Keep a cooler of cold drinks handy.

Review

Fire Danger starts with a women in trouble and somehow she is able to mentally call for help.

Quote:  “Fire calls to fire.”

Rachel is a woman that lives a somewhat lonely life that finds out that she is more than what she thinks she is.   Phoenix is an elemental that commands fire who hears a call for help from Rachel that he can’t ignore.  There are also werewolves, vampires and other paranormals that are integrated into the story.

Each Elemental has their own Challenge to face and the fate of the human race is in their hands. Wars and plagues have started because of their failures and the Demonos want another World War. But there is a wild card in Phoenix’s Challenge and that wild card is Rachel.  She really brings back his humanity, something he thought he had lost a long time ago.

I really enjoyed this book in the way the way that all the paranormals were covered.  I also really liked these characters interactions.  Phoenix felt that he should let Rachel go but he just can’t. And I really thought that the book had a good ending.

Fire Danger

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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