Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Review: Better off Undead by Cynthia Eden

Detective Jane Hart is just getting used to paranormal life in New Orleans. Monsters are real, and she’s the lucky cop who has to deal with them on a daily basis. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and demons—she has to face them all and keep their paranormal madness in check. 

When a killer targets human men—and leaves their bodies scattered in local cemeteries--Jane suspects she may be looking at the crimes of a werewolf gone rogue. In order to hunt down the beast, Jane once again teams up with her werewolf lover, alpha Aidan Locke. But Aidan has been keeping secrets from Jane, dark secrets that will destroy her world. 

Because Jane isn’t the hunter on her latest investigation. She’s the prey. And when a vampire attack leaves her helpless, the woman that Jane was before will vanish. She’ll become the one thing she fears most and Aidan… 

Her fierce lover may have to become her executioner. 

This is the second book in this series and IMO Cynthia was blessed by the cover gods in this series. Very bold and eye catching but not as good as the first books cover. In this book we learn more and more about both Jane and Aiden's pasts and these two grow closer and closer. What with Jane slowly settling into her new job as the police person in charge of all paranormal cases and another killer showing up but this time its not a vamp it's one of Aiden's kind. and if that isn't bad enough there is another vamp in town and he wants to hook up with Jane. Unfortunately for him she's is already with Aiden. When a close encounter with the killer Were leaves Jane almost dead. Aiden does everything in his power to keep her alive and well and does. But this leaves Jane with certain changes that no one knows how long she'll be that way or if they'll disappear with time. They finally stop the killer but a mistake made by Aiden leaves both him and Jane at the mercy of the vamp and he takes his chance and changes Jane into something neither Aiden nor Jane wants her to be.

But this turns out to be not as bad as they expect because she is able to control the blood lust. This story ends with a happy for now but I so need the third and final book in this series and I cannot wait to read it. I give this one 4 1/2 stars and I was given this by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. If you like this type of story go forth and buy these. The links are below.




Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden

Vampires. Werewolves. Beasts that hunt in the night...When New Orleans Detective Jane Hart investigates her first official homicide case, she never expects to have her world ripped apart. But the murder she’s investigating is part of a deadly war between vampires and werewolves…and now Jane is caught in that eternal battle. A battle that can’t end well. 

Werewolf Aidan Locke has been running New Orleans for years. It’s his job to keep the vamps out of the city. But when a Master Vampire comes to town, determined to unleash hell, Aidan knows it’s time to fight with all the fury of his pack. Beast versus vamp, until the last breath. Then he meets Jane… 

One look, one taste, and Aidan knows that Jane is far more than she seems. Far more than she even knows herself to be. She’s important in the paranormal war, not a pawn to be used, but a queen to be won. And if he can’t keep her at his side, if he can’t stop the darkness from descending on the town…then Jane Hart will become not just a fierce cop, not some guardian, but something deadlier. Darker. Aidan will fight heaven and hell to change her fate. To change their fate because he is more than just a predator. 

And Jane is more than prey. Far more. 

The world is changing—for the humans and the monsters. Hot, sexy, and intense, BITE THE DUST is the first novel in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s dark new “Blood and Moonlight” series. 

Oh man i love this cover. It is very eye catching and colorful. I would have picked this book up and checked it out even it hadn't been by one of my favorite authors. And the story inside didn't disappoint. Jane has got to be one of my favorite heroines of all time. You start out thinking that she is a human cop but unfortunately for Jane she is more much more. And she is swiftly pulled into a world that she has known existed since she was a child and monsters killed her parents. She just didn't know what all was out there. And though Aiden is a werewolf these are your not your typical weres for one thing only alphas can shift. And in this world weres and vamps are enemies. And you slowly learn that Jane is a vamp in waiting which is a person that will change into a vamp if they are killed in a violent way. 

This book is action filled all the way through.. There are vamps, weres, witches, a serial killer, and a psycho who was a real surprise that I am not going to let out of the bag. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I was oh so glad I had the next book in this series on hand to read and I immediately started it. This series is a going to be a trilogy for now even though I hope that she continues with this world because I really liked it.I give this book 4 stars and was given it by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Bundle Release and Review: Dark Obsession by Cynthia Eden

Step into the dark with New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy “Dark Obsession” romantic suspense series. This anthology contains the following titles: 

WATCH ME – Book 1

Do you like to watch?

Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne isn’t a hard job—but it certainly is tempting. Chance Valentine has tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hires him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knows his control is about to be pushed to the limit.
Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.

WANT ME - Book 2

Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn’t like safe lovers—she likes men with a wild, rough edge. But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her. Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of Sophie’s darkest secrets, secrets that should never be revealed.

Out of options, Sophie turns to ex-solider Lex Jensen for protection. Lex is part owner of VJS Protection, Inc., and Sophie hires him as her bodyguard. She thinks Lex is one of the “good guys” out there, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

Lex has his own secrets. Dark, deadly secrets. And as his feelings for Sophie grow, Lex knows that he is going to have to stop pretending to be a gentleman and, instead, he’ll have to show Sophie who he really is. A man trained to kill. A man too used to evil. A man who will take any risk…as long as he can claim Sophie.

NEED ME – Book 3

Innocent…or guilty?

The cops think that Julianna Smith is a murderer. No one will listen when Julianna claims she’s innocent, and as the suspicions mount against her, only Julianna knows the truth…a killer is hunting her. Somewhere in the darkness, a stalker is closing in and preparing to deliver a final justice that she can’t escape.

Devlin Shade isn’t a man who trusts easily, and when Julianna Smith walks into VJS Protection, he’s well aware of her reputation—the sexy blond could be a cold-blooded murderer. Only when he looks at her, cold is the last thing that Devlin feels. There’s an instant attraction between them—hot, fierce, primal. And he agrees to take her case. He’ll be her bodyguard. He’ll keep her safe from the enemy hunting her, and he’ll also find out the truth about the mysterious Julianna. If she is a killer, he’ll turn her over to the cops himself.

BEWARE OF ME – Book 4

Criminal. Killer. Monster. Ethan Barclay has been called many things in life, and he usually doesn’t care what people say about him. He’s tough, hard, and brutal when he needs to be. But even the most dangerous of men can have a weakness. Ethan’s weakness has—and always will be—Carly Shay.

Their pasts are tied together—twisted and melded by blood and death. Walking away from Carly was the hardest thing that Ethan ever did, but it was also his one good deed. He knew Carly deserved far better than him, and he wanted her to have a perfect life, a life that didn’t involve paying for Ethan’s sins.

Only now the secrets from their past have been revealed, and Carly’s life is on the line. Ethan’s enemies, Carly’s enemies—the predators are closing in on them. But Ethan isn’t going to let Carly be threatened. He will move heaven and hell to protect her. He won’t lose Carly, not again, and for those foolish enough to try and take her from him…they are about to see just how deadly Ethan truly can be.

Author's Note: Each title in the anthology is also available as an individual purchase
I love these books and lucky you can purchase them in a bundle. I had to read them one at a time and then wait for the next one. These are great romantic suspense books. They are short but are also complete stories that are interconnected to each other.

I love these books and lucky you can purchase them in a bundle. I had to read them one at a time and then wait for the next one. These are great romantic suspense books. They are short but are also complete stories that are interconnected to each other. I give this box set 5 stars.  If you want you can sign up for Cynthia's newsletter here. And you can go here and purchase them. 





Friday, January 29, 2016

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Storm Damaged by Kerry Adrienne


STORM DAMAGED by Kerry Adrienne!

In another time and place, she’d be exactly the kind of woman he’d want to date. And more. If only…


About STORM DAMAGED:

Title: Storm Damaged
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Loose Id
Print Length: 231 pages
Format: Digital
Digital ISBN: 978-1-68252-044-4

Synopsis:
In a world where humans don’t know mermaids exist, Mari leaves her home in the ocean to escape her mother, her betrothed, and her tribe’s expectations in order to make a go of independence on land. Chase, former Navy diver and self-appointed curmudgeon-who-isn’t-worthy-of-love, lost his brother in a freak diving accident and now fears the ocean he once loved.

When a hurricane threatens, they have to work together to save everything they've worked so hard to build. With Mari's betrothed on the rampage over a centuries-old vendetta, the storm isn't the worst thing they'll have to face.



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Mari’s lower lip trembled and she rubbed her palms against her knees and looked back toward Inna. She was in trouble.

Big trouble.

Inna stood, unmoving, and staring at her. She reached to her throat, but words had dried on her

tongue. She shook her head as tears sprang to her eyes. This couldn’t be happening. Not now. Not when she was finally getting Chase to relax. Not when she thought things were finally getting better. Not when she’d finally pushed her betrothal out of her mind, at least for the moment.


Mari looked from Chase to Inna, then back to Chase. What to do? What to say? The only way this situation could be worse was if Inna saw everything… Oh gods, how long had he been watching?

He’d kill them both.


“He’s been watching.” Had she spoken aloud, or was her mind screaming? She blinked away the tears and wiped away the trails on her cheeks. It felt like her frightened heart had expanded and she couldn’t breathe. Inna was going to kill them.


Chase jerked upright. “He couldn’t have seen anything inside the cart. It’s okay. He didn’t see anything.”


The setting sun streamed across the park, casting long shadows of rides onto the empty beach like an invading army of giant insects. Inna’s thick shadow moved swiftly along the ground. One thing was for sure, Inna had seen enough to be pissed.


He was headed directly for them.

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About Kerry Adrienne:

Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar.

Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.

You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: http://cloakandcostume.blogspot.com/ Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review: Kinsman series by Ilona Andrews

Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.
On Meli Galdes’ home planet, the struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport—in business and on the battlefield. For years her lethal skills have been a valuable asset in advancing her family’s interests. She’s more than earned her right to retire, but her kinsmen have one last favor to ask.
Kill the man who ruined her life.
Celino Carvanna’s razor-sharp business acumen—and skills with a blade—won him the freedom to do as he pleases. There’s only one thing he can’t seem to control—his reaction to the mysterious woman who tantalizes his senses. Her eyes alone set his blood simmering, stirring ridiculous adolescent fantasies about breasts and honey. With a few words she dissects his soul. Who is she? And how does she slide so easily under his well-guarded skin?
It’s almost too easy to draw Celino within the kill zone. Meli plans to revel in him. Drink him in. Wring every drop of pleasure out of every moment.
And when she’s sure he belongs to her, she will finally repay a decade’s worth of pain—in a single, brutal dose of reality.





Claire Shannon is a killer. She uses no weapons, only her mind.

Born on a planet locked in a long war, Claire is a psycher, a woman with the ability to attack minds and infiltrate a biological computer network where psychers battle to the death. But when the war abruptly ends, Claire must hide her psycher's ability to survive. She is deported to a new planet, a vivid beautiful place, where she meets Venturo Escana, a powerful psycher, whose presence overwhelms both her mind and her body.

She thought she had left war and death behind, but now she must fight for her new life and this battle might just cost her everything...




I have come to the conclusion that if Ilona and Gordon Andrews aka Ilona Andrews wrote cereal boxes i'd pay to read them lol. I love this series and it reminds me of their The Edge series but with a more futuristic bent. If you read her other series and loved them then I really recommend picking these up. They are quick reads but fun. I give them 4 stars and bought them with my own money.





Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review: To win a Mate by Krystal Shannon



Jared VonBrandt wasn't looking for a mate, but when the amber-eyed New Orleans beauty, Elise Blanchard is staring at him from a charity auction block, he can't deny his wolf's desire.

He'll win her at any cost.

Elise Blanchard has never met another werewolf. She spends her full-moon nights locked in her apartment, hoping the neighbors don't see her shift.

A twist of fate gives her an opportunity she'll risk everything to claim.




To Win a Mate is the 3rd story in Krystal Shannan's Somewhere, Texas series. It is about Shifters and this story is Jared VonBrandt's and he's not looking for a mate but he finds her nonetheless and at a charity auction even. The attraction is immediate for both him and Elise. Which in this case is a good thing since her slimy boss has eyes for her and is a complete perv. I was glad she got away from him.
This story is a typical werewolf mate story but it was a fun and enjoyable short read. My only issue was that I would have liked some more back story about Elise. I was intrigued about her story. She was an orphan and didn't know anything about being a werewolf until she shifted. I thought that would have been a story to tell. But alas it was skimmed over.
Still all in all this quick read was a good way to pass a few hours. I was given this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review and I give it 3 1/2 stars.




Friday, January 15, 2016

Review: Led Astray by Kelley Armstrong

Welcome to the many worlds of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld, Cainsville). As her SyFy channel series, Bitten, enters its second season, Armstrong continues to breathe new life into city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Now travel even further with her, to a post-apocalyptic fortress, a superstitious village, a supernatural brothel, and even feudal Japan.

In Led Astray, you’ll discover the stories of new characters from within and outside Armstrong’s popular novels. Here you will find two original tales from Cainsville, plus journeys to and beyond the worlds of Darkest Powers, Age of Legends, Otherworld, and more.

Bold and humorous, passionate and heart-stopping, here is Kelley Armstrong at her versatile best



I love Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. I've been reading it since it first come out. I've read the majority of the stories in that world including the YA ones. And I got my son and several of his friends that were girls reading those too. So when I received this book for review I was looking forward to reading some of the stories set in her other worlds. And I must say I am going to have to go find the rest of the Cainsville stories. She hooked me with the stories in this one. And the Otherworld series stories was fantastic as I expected.
I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn't lost reading these stories since I've not read the books in that series or two of her other series. I could tell that there was more to these stories but they stood alone. I give this anthology a 4 stars and I received it from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.