Thursday, March 26, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Spring Fever: Shifters in Love by Milly Taiden, Vella Day, Kerry Adrienne, Andie Devaux, and Lia Davis

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Bear Essentials by Lia Davis
“All this nice-guy act will stop as soon as you get me into bed, won’t it?” The spark in her eyes told him she was teasing.

Nipping at her nose, he said, “Of course. What kind of male do you think I am?”

Thaw winter's chill with FIVE brand new stories about SEXY, alpha male shifters with spring fever from FIVE of today's hottest paranormal authors.
Match Made in Hell (A BBW paranormal romance) by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Milly Taiden
When quiet Laura Nieves is tossed together with hot as hell warrior Damien Wrath, eternity heats up really fast. Add in the fact they’re living in hell with a crazy mistress, things go from hot to explosive. Their basic urges will take over, or they’ll kill each other.

An Unexpected Diversion by Vella Day
Cheyenne Snow has been given an ultimatum by her father—the pack’s Alpha—find a shifter husband soon, or she’ll be forced to marry. Understanding that the odds of her meeting the deadline are slim, Chey decides to go out with a bang and find a human diversion.

Waking the Bear by Kerry Adrienne
Overprotective bear shifter, Griff Martin, reluctantly rents his mountain cabin to an artist, Amy Francis. He quickly realizes the plucky artist is his mate. But danger is brewing in the forest, and Griff has to be ready to safeguard both his female and his den, at the risk of losing both.

Prime Desire by Andie Devaux
Nicolas can’t stop thinking about the woman whose life he saved, and Evie has never forgotten the weretiger who rescued her from certain death. When apparent serendipity brings them together again, Nicolas is faced with controlling his inner tiger around the woman he desires above all others. But will Evie be able to overcome her fear of his nature to give them a second chance at love?

Bear Essentials (A BBW paranormal romance) by Lia Davis
When bear-shifter Trey meets the curvy, raven-haired goddess, Nichole, he realizes exactly what he wants and knows she’s worth any amount of trouble. All he has to do is seduce all of her insecurities away and claim her as his bonded mate.

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

Overall: Fun stories. Some I liked more than others but overall good reads. 
*4 Stars*

An Unexpected Diversion - Vella Day
*3 Stars*
I liked that he used his brains to win the challenge. 'Brains over brawn' isn't a normal shifter maxim. 
I wasn't a fan of the humans being superior to shifters theory. I didn't feel like the story should have ended without some resolution about Storm taking over the pack. I also didn't agree with how Chuck was handled. I would have expected that attempting to assault the pack Alpha's daughter would have more severe punishment than banishment. I wasn't a fan of Leo's at all, from the way he treated his daughter and her assailant to the way he was condescending to Storm, overall a douche. 

Waking the Bear by Kerry Adrienne
*4 Stars*
I disliked the lack of resolution. I wasn't a fan of the heroine. She doesn't seem to have the sense God gave a goose, I really wanted to smack her. Also she did a 180 after hearing he was the bear.

Prime Desire by Andie Devaux
*5 Stars*
When I read Broken Prime, my first thought was 'I hope she does a sequel!'. Here it is *happy dance* The prologue does catch up so even if you didn't read Broken Prime, you were still able to read this one without feeling like you walked into the story halfway. I'm glad that Nicolas's life turned around. I was cheering for him and Erin to get their HEA. I loved seeing his brother and sister-in-law too. Thank goodness for her advice on women or Nicolas would be doomed, doomed I tell you! *snicker*

Bear Essentials by Lia Davis
*5 Stars*
I love the heroine, she was sassy and I loved watching her get her confidence back, 'Go get 'em, girl!'. I really like that she took the time to think and talk it over before jumping in (even if the conversation was short). I like that the fight against April was kinda realistic (taking a bigger/stronger opponent down by hitting weak spots and head injuries). I loved that they appreciated her gentle heart and gift. 

Match Made in Hell by Milly Taiden
*5 Stars*
I am hoping she makes this into a series because I love Davi! She is hilarious and ruthless. I liked the closure they got from seeing Kele/Katherine again.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ARC Review: Fever (Club Inferno 3) by Jamie K. Schmidt

Received an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

3 out of 5 Stars

Like: I liked that she fell in love with an older man and was still able to have her first love. I loved that she grew into who she was supposed to be.

Dislike: I spent most of the book disliking the hero and wishing she would ditch him until he grew up. I disliked his friends, I'm hoping they get what they deserve. I blame him for their behavior, If you can't stand up for your girl, you don't deserve her. Dante was way out of line too. It was a real jerk move that he pulled on Chase.

Recommendation: Both parties matured over the course of the book, redeeming themselves (mostly) by the end.


Monday, March 16, 2015

ARC: Outlaw's Obsession (Grizzlies MC 2) by Nicole Snow

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

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like?
I love Rabid. Although he is a hard-ass, let's face it all MC heroes are, he's got a sweet side and it shows. I love Rabid's follow through and way with words. Despite having to be hard to survive, Christa is a softie (emotionally) in the right circumstances. This doesn't make her any less of a bad-ass when she needs to be hard. I love that she can be bloodthirsty when it is called for an still be tenderhearted enough to hurt when her dad isn't lucid. I love the fact that her dad was lucid when Rabid visited, Christa at least has one more good memory. The person you are meant to be with is the one who brings out your best.

What did I not like?
Rabid needed to get his head out of his ass. Christa had some issues about flipping her stand. Some times she was ready to trust him but not really. It was a little frustrating.

Recommendation: I love this one.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spotlight & ARC Review: The Mate Challenge Review Tour by Milly Taiden


Sassy Mates Book 4 ~ Emma and Mason

Emma Ferro wants nothing more than to accept Mason Wolfe’s offer to be his mate. He’s wild, sexy and can do things with his tongue that should be illegal. But Mason is also overwhelming her with his need to protect and keep her out of trouble. He needs to live and let live. It’s not like she’s killed anyone...yet. Until he learns she’s an independent woman, he’s going to stay waiting.

Mason Wolfe has a problem of the short, sassy and curvy kind. Every time he leaves Emma alone, he knows she’s going to get into trouble. It’s getting to the point he’s ready to slap a tracker on her butt just to keep his sanity. He’s busy holding down the pack, helping with fighting new rogues and a secondary threat that’s come to town.

When Emma goes searching for a missing girl, she finds a lot more going on in Blue Creek than even the biggest shifters are aware of. With the help of the least likely person, she’ll put herself on the line in order to save the ones she loves. Mason will have to find a way to help Emma or face losing her forever.

Reader Note: This book contains wild and growly sex (the hot and sweaty kind), adult language (dirty talk is our middle name), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like a domineering wolf on a mouthy curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

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

5 Stars

I like that she is her own person. Despite the fact that she is independent and strong, we see a more vulnerable side to her and watch her grow with the hero. I love my protective, alpha heroes but I also like watching them get their comeuppance. 

Recommendation: We've been waiting a while for this last mating and it doesn't disappoint. I'm hoping for a spin off actually. 

The first time she’d met him, she’d been visiting Ellie’s house to work on a project together and bam! Mason opened the front door, took one look at her and hauled her inside. What came next was something she’d never forget. She’d gotten a single look at Mason with his spiky short hair and crazy number of arm tattoos, nipple piercings and forgot how to talk. Then there was the immediate first kiss. Any other guy to try that and she’d have decked him, but Mason caught her off guard. He told her she was his and proceeded to kiss her like she was the love of his life. Stupid shifter and his sexy tongue. He’d destroyed her thinking ability way back when. Still, Emma wasn’t going to let some shifter tell her what to do.

She didn’t care how sexy he was. She ignored his advances and proceeded to tell him she had a boyfriend, which she did at the time. Did he care? Not at all. He went on to tell her he’d wait because he knew in time she’d be his. Cocky asshole. Though Mason was an amazing man, he was a protector, which was sweet, but that led to him trying to tell her what to do. Her father had done that for too many years of her life and she was not going there again. Not with mutt.

Taiden, Milly (2015-01-27). The Mate Challenge (BBW  Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance) (Sassy Mates Book 4) (Kindle Locations 76-86). Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition. 

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New York Times & USA Today
Bestselling Author Milly Taiden (AKA April Angel) loves to write sexy stories. How sexy? So sexy they will surely make your ereader sizzle. Usually paranormal or contemporary, her stories are a great quick way to satisfy your craving for fun heroines with curves and sexy alphas with fur.

Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, the boy child and their little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask. She's aware she's bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
Come by and visit her! She loves to meet new readers!

Monday, March 2, 2015

ARC Review: My Stepbrother: The Dom by Arabella Quinn

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

4 out of 5 Stars

What did I like?
Glad that he got himself out of the trouble he got in with the loan sharks. Cole showed a lot of growing up in the book. I'm glad that they are including Master Royce and April roles in their relationship. I'm also glad that she was able to reconcile with the family on her mom's side.

What did I not like?
I didn't like that her dad took his hatred of Cole's dad out on Cole and that he was such a jerk that he was willing to do illegal things to get Cole in trouble. I don't like her attitude on his last day of working at Sanctuary, like he said this wasn't a brothel and he wasn't a prostitute.

Recommendation: If you like step romance, this is a good read. There is family drama and morality issues to overcome. Enjoyable read.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

ARC Review: Winter's Wolf (Tales of the Harker Pack 3) by Tara Lain

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

5 Stars

I love the fact that Cole stood up with Lindsey and that they were able to reconcile with their packs after the fact. I love that Lindsey has his own pack/safe haven and we discover his family on his father's side. I am happy that both couples got their HEA.

Recommendation: I'm hoping for at least one more (if not more) stories in this series.