Friday, February 27, 2015

ARC Review: My Dragon Masters (Sanctuary, Texas 2) by Krystal Shannan

I received a copy of this book via The Book Machine in exchange for an honest review.

4 Stars

Like: I'm glad they were able to be reunited as a family. Lots of twists and surprises. I felt bad about what happened to the females but the Prince needs someone stronger for the future and the Diana is much stronger than how Eli and Miles remember her. I like strong, independent heroines.

Dislike: Eli and Miles need to get into this century and realize that Diana has grown and they need to keep up and deal with the present rather than get trapped in the past/memories. I feel bad for Mandana, I'm hoping she gets rescued and get to deal the death blow to her abuser.

Recommendation: Though I didn't read book 1, I didn't feel like it was required in order to enjoy this book.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ARC Review: Marrying the Marine (The Brides of Hilton Head Island 1) by Sabrina Sims McAfee

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

4 Stars

Well-written suspenseful read. I disliked most of the characters of the characters. There were many villains in this story. I was glad when they caught the killer and some of them got their punishment. I was hoping more of them would be punished for their part in this tragedy.

Recommendation: Tragic, emotional read.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ARC Review: Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury 5) by Coreene Callahan

Received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The plans of mice and men...

5 out of 5 Stars 

What did I like? 
I couldn't wait to finish this book. I love that Venom tried to meet her halfway, rather than just kidnap her like all the others. Can't wait for the confrontation with Rodin, hope they kill the son and Rodin too. Speculating that some of the HE females that Ivar has stashed are mates to the other Nightfuries or perhaps Azrad and his crew.

What did I not like? 
I'm starting to think that Ivar is redeemable. 

Recommendation: Wondering who is going to be next. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Spotlight & ARC Review: Burning for Her Kiss (The Serpent's Kiss 1) by Sherri Hayes

Burning For Her Kiss (Serpent's Kiss, Book 1) by Sherri Hayes

Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

Release Date: February 12, 2015

Book Summary

Beth Davenport has no interest in getting involved with
another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in
disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put
in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is
because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the
door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have
her reconsidering her ban on men.

As a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, Drew Parker
is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what
they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however,
what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if
what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real
world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he
can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued.
Drew has to get to know her better.

After what happened to her, Beth is reluctant to get
involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been
burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed
again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and
is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him
a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?


plunged her tongue inside his mouth and took what she wanted. It was the
hottest thing Drew could ever remember experiencing in his life.

kiss didn’t last more than a minute or two, but it was long enough for him to
know he wanted more.

rested her forehead against his. She was breathing just as hard as he was. Her
chest was heaving up and down, brushing against his chest. Not to mention that
she was still straddling his lap.

tell me you want to do that again.”

laughed. It was so nice to see her happy and carefree.

that a yes?”

get cocky on me now.” She ran a single finger down the side of his face and
over his lower lip.

closed his eyes, trying not to push.

your eyes,” she whispered.

he met her gaze, he noticed the amusement was gone. He was instantly on alert.
“What’s wrong?”

shook her head. “Nothing’s wrong. I’m just . . . considering my

about what?”


He wasn’t sure he liked the fact that thinking over her options had banished
the fun they’d be having.

he could formulate another question, she explained. “Things between us are
moving faster than I thought they would.”

that bad?” He needed to know. In his opinion, things between them weren’t
moving fast enough.

sighed. But Drew also noted that she hadn’t removed herself from his lap. That
was good, wasn’t it?

don’t know. Maybe. Maybe not.”

Author Bio

spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least
favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She
wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head
spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.

At the age
of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a
television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her
hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever
after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories
on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.

eight years later, Sherri is the author of eight full-length novels, and two
short stories. Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore
a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all
the twists and turns she can create. You can find a current list of all of
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to Serpent's Kiss (Serpent's Kiss 0.5)

After losing her husband unexpectedly, Katrina Mayer decided
to open Serpent’s Kiss. She wanted it to be a place where she and her fellow
kinksters could play and socialize.

Five years after the doors opened, the club is everything
she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is
filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures
BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of
its members have become friends.

The one thing Katrina didn’t expect when she’d decided to
open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life
as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a

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My Review: T
4 Stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I liked the fact that their relationship was a slow buildup. This gave the H/H the time to heal enough to be ready for a new relationship. Though there were setbacks in their relationship, it was just what you would expect due to the heroine's issues.

Though, there wasn't any cheating between the H/H, the heroine's ex was a married man. While this isn't a trigger for me. I'm not a fan of this situation.

Recommendation: I found this to be an emotional, yet fulfilling read. I'm looking forward to more books as some of the secondary characters are interesting. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

ARC Review: Her Two Bears by Catherine Vale

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

3 Stars

Like: I'm glad they gave her time and built up their relationships individually.

Dislike: Heroine was too wishy-washy and over-exaggerated. Heroes should have had better control. Ending felt rushed, she did a complete 180.

Recommendation: Feels like the second book in the series, rather than a new series.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

ARC Review: Recklessly His (Bad Boy Mafia 1) by Nicole Snow

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

Like: Gritty, dirty, hard, suspenseful. I loved it, was glued to my kindle. Couldn't put it down. There was lots of Romeo/Juliet style drama.

Dislike: I wanted her to be pregnant at the end of the story.

Recommendation: I'm looking forward to more.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ARC Review: Maximum Adjustment by Lillian MacKenzie Rhine

Received a copy of this book via The Book Machine in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like? 
Glad they were able to find a middle ground. He was swept off his feet.

What did I not like? 
They were quick to bed and the lack of condom was a little off putting.

Recommendation: Quick, fun read.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Spotlight: Smut-Shorties by Mina Carter

Master of the City:

The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Master of the City; a woman. Young, nubile and eager to please the Master in his bed.

Only this year, the struggling Trevais pack are all out of young and nubile, forcing Alpha's sister, Cyan Trevais to attend as the Midwinter Offering. Which is fine. Totally cool. Plump and older than all the other offerings, she's got this. No way will the Master be interested in her. She'll be fine.

Until she slaps and insults another guest, bringing her to the attention of the Master of the City, who is more than a little interested indeed. An all night kind of interested...

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Lords of the Hill: 

One sexy BBW and two hot alphas = a night of hot passion never to be forgotten.

Nat was warned to stay away from the Manor on the hill. She was warned about the wolves that protected their village...warned that women who caught their eye were known to go missing.

Did she listen? Hell no. Why should she listen to old wives tales when no one had seen the Langdon Wolves, the last of their line, for years? They were probably dead by now, and even if they weren't she wasn't a werewolf. Not really. Her family had been human since her great-great grandmother's time.

But wolves are long-lived, particularly the Stone-Wolf Langdon alphas. When she steps onto Langdon land, she finds out the punishment for trespassing is a hot night of passion with two alpha males.

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The Master's Woman:

The Master of the City. The most powerful werewolf in the city. Hot as all the hells. He'd been Cyan's for a night, but her time with him over, Cyan is annoyed to realize Veyr isn't even present to bid her goodbye. Instead he sends his Captain with the Midwinter gown, a sumptuous white dress given to the Midwinter woman to keep. They're considered heirlooms in the making, handed down through generations.

And Cyan doesn't want one. She wants Veyr. But the dress Veyr sends isn't white. It's red.

Far from letting her go, Veyr has called for a Claiming Chase. If he catches her, she's his. But first he has to chase her, capture her...claim her.

In front of the Council.

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The Captain of the Guard:

Vanessa McCauley had been groomed to be mated to the Master of the City. She knew that, the whole city knew that, and her brother, the McCauley pack alpha is pissed as all hell that Veyr has chosen someone else.

With strict instructions to find Veyr at that evening's ball, she somehow finds herself in the arms of not the Master, but his Captain of the Guard. Unlike Veyr, Jace Trenton makes her heart pound and her body long for things that are dark and forbidden...

Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

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Mated to the Master:

She's his woman, but not his mate. Alpha werewolf and Master of the City has plans for Cyan Trevais. Plans that involve getting her naked and panting beneath him. But, hot as the sex is, he can't ignore the call of his wolf, or his heart. When his woman's brother demands to know his intentions, Veyr knows he must make a choice...

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Submitting to the Captain:

Lycan noble-woman Vanessa knows she is playing with fire when she accepts Captain of the City Guard, Jace Trenton's, invitation to an evening at a local with a very interesting reputation. Fed up with being merely a pawn in her brother's plans, she decides to take something for herself and accepts.

The last time they were together was explosive... Who knows what he has planned this time?

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The Captain's Challenge:

Her secret is out...and life will never be the same again. Caught out by her ambitious brother, Vanessa finds herself facing her worst nightmare... being mated to a man she doesn't love. Will she find the strength to foil Jacob's plans before anyone gets hurt?

Or will love (and lust) finally win through?

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The Master's Baby

She lost everything when the man she loved mated another. Unable to remain in Lycan society, Cyan has left the pack and her home to make her own way in the human world. A world where no one knows who she is, or that the Master of the City, rejected her in favor of another. She's happy...she tells herself that on an hourly basis. So why does her heart long for that she left behind?

The most powerful werewolf in the city...and he's screwed up, big time. When Veyr discovers that Cyan isn't just avoiding him, but has forsaken the Lycan way of life he knows he can't hide behind honor anymore. The truth must out. But when he finds her, he realises there's a lot more to play for than just his heart..

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Mistress of the City

A new city, a new choosing...

The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Mistress of the City; a male wolf...young, virile and eager to please the Mistress in her bed.

Archer isn't a wolf, but his younger brother, Seth, is. The only unmated male in their pack, he's about to be served up on a silver platter for the Mistress, and only Archer seems to have an issue with Seth's age. He might be an adult in the wolfy world, but to Archer's mind, he's still too young. Trouble is, if Seth doesn't go, someone else does... Which leaves just one person crazy enough to walk into the Mistress's den and pretend to be a wolf.

Reena is bored stupid. She hates the Midwinter Choosing, hates the fact that all the males are paraded in front of her like damn peacocks, and hates the fact that her normal cover story is happily mated, which means she HAS to pick a partner this year.

Then a handsome alpha asks her for a dance, obviously unaware who she is, and all bets are off...

*Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT*

**NB: This is the first story in a new city. You do not need to have read the other Smut-Shorties to enjoy this one.**

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Author Bio Mina Carter:

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Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all...

(But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

The boring part: A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.
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Monday, February 2, 2015

ARC Review: Running with the Moon (Valen's Pack 1) by Bailey Bradford

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
4 Stars

Like: The story was smooth and flowed nicely. I love the fact that the MCs were innocent and curious. With shifters there can be a tendency towards alphas = jackass, not in this story. I love Rivvie's personality.

Dislike: Based on the blurb, I expected their to be more conflict between the main group of shifters and humans rather than a rogue group.

Recommendation: Looking forward to more books in this series, hoping Matthew's is next.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

ARC Review: Trust Me (Southern Nights 2) by Ella Sheridan

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

5 Stars

I like that Maddie was able to be involved in bringing down her abuser and that she was able to get closure. I'm glad they were able to take out the trash.

Recommendation: Possible triggers for those who have suffered abuse. This is a darker read. I'm enjoying this series, looking forward to more.