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Review: Tranquility by Grace Jelsnik

“We must find justice for the boy.”

The locals called her “The Crazy Woman of Copper Creek,” but to Caitlyn she was Gram, the woman who taught her to control the visions that had tormented her throughout her early childhood. Upon receipt of an incoherent letter from her grandmother, a letter in which only one point is made clear, a desire to find justice for an unidentified boy, Caitlyn returns to the little cabin on Copper Creek. She’s too late to help Gram, but not too late to satisfy her grandmother’s dying wish. Tormented by guilt over having turned her back on the woman who helped a little girl find her voice, Caitlyn is also determined to solve Gram’s murder.

Trevor, sheriff of Lincoln County, battles his own demons, and now he must also battle the prickly young woman who holds the solution to the unsolved disappearance of a boy last spring. In his attempts to understand the curse that made Caitlyn’s grandmother a local pariah, he learns to understand himself.

Throughout their investigation of Gram’s murder, Caitlyn and Trevor hurtle toward encounters with old enemies: for Caitlyn, a river that whispers sinister threats; for Trevor, a father with a sinister past. Only by vanquishing these enemies will they ever know tranquility.

Review:

Caitlyn was mute for the first six years of her life until she was sent to spend her summers with her grandmother who they called  “The Crazy Woman of Copper Creek,”  Although she was not crazy to Caitlyn, she was just gram. Gram who taught her to control her visions, the visions that made her mute because she simply could not handle them.  Now Caitlyn is all grown up and has not been up to that house she spent all those summers in some time. Her Gram had passed but not before sending Caitlyn an incoherent letter about a boy she must help find justice for.

Caitlyn is now determined to resolve her grams dying wish of finding justice for the boy who disappeared last spring. Can she trust the local sheriff Trevor?  As the investigation unfolds, Trevor and Caitlyn find an irritating connection with each other but with the recent murders, and the family secrets that come to light what will they do?

Jelsnik really bought out this town ‘Tranquility’ in her writing.  You really felt you were there in its surrounding’s as if you were in 3D twirling around in the heart of it as she told her story.  The story itself was very intriguing, watching it unfold left me at the edge of my seat.  The banter between Trevor and Jelsnik had me laughing.

Very well written, loved it and highly recommend

5 Stars

Tammy

 

 

Review: The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell

Engaging and heart felt all the way through.  Maddie left her hometown for a reason. The memories of her twin dead sister was too over whelming for Maddie. It haunted her and as Maddie got closer to the tiny town she grew up in she felt the draw back in.  Just a few days that’s it, just a few days to go to the funeral and hop back on the plane, well so she thought.  What she did not expect was a persuasion to track down her sister’s killer, her first high school crush and old suppressed memories to come crashing down on her.

Suspenseful to say the least. Sorell did an excellent job of capturing and embracing you throughout the story. The emotions from Maddie uncovering the truth, her families’ deep secrets to all the secondary characters who played intricate roles really bought this story to another level.

Maddie tries to keep her distance from Zac her old high school crush. It doesn’t help that he just may be hotter than he was in high school and his persistence to be in her life is just too much for her to deny.  You felt their chemistry and her struggle to deny her true happiness but can she much longer.

Family? You can’t pick them, but they are just that family, take them or leave them.  If you are looking for a suspenseful mystery with action packed drama, a hot romance and a reminder of the meaning of family, I highly recommend.  You will not be disappointed.

5 Stars

Tori

 

Book Review: DESERT WOLF by Heather Long

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Synopsis: 

Cassius, Alpha of Sutter Butte, leads the most ruthless and dangerous pack in the United States. A pack comprised of misfits who didn’t fit in their previous packs, cast offs discarded by their packs and forgotten wolves who rose to create a pack more than a century before in utter defiance of the order of the day. Sometimes pitiless and cruel, he wants more for his people than a yearly bloodbath as they fight for a new place, a better spot in the pecking order. To change his pack, means to change himself and he will find rebellion on all sides, not the least of which is his own defiant heart.
Sovvan Stark, Omega of Delta Crescent, lives a cherished, beloved life in the center of her pack, a delicate and hard won balance. Though she is not the only Omega, she is the most experienced with the tremors of pack upset when power shifts from Alpha to Alpha. When her Alpha approaches her about Sutter Butte’s request, Sovvan considers the matter for several long months. While she might hold within her the key to helping the Sutter Butte Alpha, the undertaking could very well kill her.
Accompanied by a single Hound, Sovvan begins a journey to help Cassius rebuild the foundation of his pack, but first she will have to transform him…

Review:

Sutter Butte’s Alpha, Cassius is ready for a change for his pack.  His pack is considered the most vicious pack in the United States. Cassius himself is considered the most brutal of them all.  He wants more for his people. No more yearly blood shed to fight for a better spot in his ranks.   At one time it made sense.  Times are changing but can he change too, it starts with him.  He has called upon Delta Crescents Omega for help.

Sovvan Stark, the Omega of Delta Crescent finally made the decision to help the Sutter Butte pack after several long months of contemplating.  Her own alpha did not force her or stop her. The decision was solely hers.  She knew she could help them but at who’s expense?

Sutter Butte is not ready for a change, both Cassius and Stark are met with resistance, and a lot of it.  Day one, blood shed, she fights off the pack, the very pack she is trying to help is trying to kill her. Cassius is killing any Wolf who is defying his command and trying to kill her.  Day Two……….

It was action packed from the beginning and did not stop to the end.  They story just captivated me, I felt and understood the characters. Could Cassius fight his inner demons and change to help his pack, can he stop all the blood shed?  Could Sovvan Stark help him, find her way, her place and her heart? Also let’s face it the way Ms. Long depicts the sexy alpha, Cassius who can’t resist him, I want more.  The romantic element of the story was just as captivating, it was not just about Cassius and Stark’s journey but the love of his people as well. This is my first time reading anything from Heather Long. I will definitely add her to my author to read list.

5 Stars

Tori

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Read an Excerpt from DESERT WOLF

Heat rolled in waves from the blacktop of the old highway. Around him, the desert sprawled in its painted glory, seemingly melting into the horizon where it kissed the sky. The colors streaked past him as he accelerated, blowing past the old trading posts and bypassing the interstate with its smoother surface and promise of civilization in the distance. If one sought to journey through the decades, the old highway east of Holbrook was the place to start.

Sweat slicked his back beneath the leather jacket and the motorcycle vibrated between his thighs. Clocking over a hundred, he barely noticed the machine’s growl echoing his wolf’s. Cassius Lucera del Alba, Alpha of Sutter Butte squinted to catch sight of the town he sought ahead.

Though town was a generous description for the collection of ramshackle structures—of which a filling station with a decrepit market attached and a lone bar were clearly detailed. Time hadn’t forgotten the town, it had left it in the dust by doing a hundred and sixty and never looked back. If the location had a name, no map detailed it, not even Google. The poor bastards didn’t even have a ghost to call their own.

Though they might when he finished.

He didn’t slow until he reached the main drag, all eighty-five feet of it and parked his bike in front of the bar. A handful of vehicles were scattered amongst the cracked pavement and gravel. Three he recognized, two he didn’t. Like the bar, the cars were in sad shape and far more popular in earlier decades. Killing the engine, he dropped the kickstand and slid off his baby. Road dust coated her paint and chrome. With a stroke of his gloved hand over the seat, he promised her a bath later.

Leaving the bike, he strode toward the building. No one moved outside, but one wolf stood inside the filling station. He was a smart wolf, he’d spotted Cassius, yet didn’t reach for a phone or make any move other than retrieving his newspaper and flipping it open.

Inside, the cool air rushed over his sweaty face like a sweet kiss. The scents of stale beer, body odor, remnants of the blood spilled throughout the years, and fear stained the experience. The population of the bar—easily a dozen wolves though Cassius scented at least four more in the back—glanced up from their places scattered around the room. Three played pool, four others huddled around a card game while the rest sat in various spots including two at the bar drinking. A couple in the corner paused with her hand down his pants. The bartender—a tall, broad wolf with a balding pate and a world-weary expression raised his eyebrows in silent inquiry.

“Beer. Cold.” Cassius said, and the bartender nodded. A moment later, he set a tall bottle of Corona on the weathered bar top. The sides frosted and a hint of vapor escaped the top. Condensation formed almost immediately on the sides, slicking along the glass in rivulets.

Stripping off his fingerless gloves first. Cassius set them on the bar. Next, he peeled off his jacket. The old leather moulded him perfectly after the many years he spent wearing it. Only after setting it on the bar next to his gloves did he peel off three one hundred dollar bills and lay them next to the bottle. The bartender didn’t say a word as he took the bills, tucked them into his pocket then locked his register and exited through the double doors behind the bar.

Leaning against the aged wood, Cassius swept the room with his gaze. “If any of you are still sitting on your asses, disobeying the direct orders I sent out when I finish this beer, I’ll kill you.” He didn’t raise his voice. Shouting accomplished nothing. Yelling indicated the battle was lost before it began.

Chair legs scraping across the floor splintered the silence. The couple in the corner disengaged. The she-wolf grabbed her purse as she stood. Boots striking the floor punctuated her exodus. No sooner did the door slam shut behind her than the four wolves playing cards toss them down, abandoning their game. The men muttered, but they divvied the pot, then bowed their heads to him one at a time before hurrying out.

Tipping the bottle up, he took a long pull of the cold drink. It soothed his parched throat. One of the pool players threw down his stick. One of the wolves tried to stop him with a hand on his arm, but he shook it off. Then like the other wolves before him, he hurried out the door.

From nearly twenty to only ten—behind feet stomped on the stairs followed by another door slamming. Make that eight. One of the upstairs wolves strode into the bar, and stood in the center of it. Surprise filled his scent at the emptiness in the room. The others waited, their attention divided between Cassius and Finch.

Stupid fucking name for a wolf. Another long pull from his beer, and Cassius was three quarters finished. One by one he met the gazes of the wolves around the room. The smarter ones lowered their eyes immediately, the dumbasses fought to hold his gaze—even Finch.

Focusing on him last, Cassius studied him. Fresh beads of sweat began to trickle along Finch’s cheeks. The wolf swore, then stomped out and slammed the door with enough force, one of the hinges cracked.

Then there were seven.

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About Heather Long:

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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Before The Storm by Leslie Tentler

No Matter How Far You Run, The Past Will Find You

 Leslie Tentler is back with another story of romance and suspense…this time in a small Southern beach town called Rarity Cove. What happens when a woman on the run has her dangerous secrets finally catch up with her? Find out in Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler…

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About BEFORE THE STORM

Six years earlier, Trina Grissom disappeared, on the run for her life. Now living under an assumed identity—as Samantha Marsh—she still struggles with the dark secret she harbors and the fear she might one day be found. When she moves to the coastal town of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to open a café, a handsome widower begins to chip away at the walls she’s built to protect herself.

Mark St. Clair lost his wife two years ago in a tragic accident. Head of the grand St. Clair resort, he distracts himself from his lingering grief by running the family business and caring for his troubled young daughter…until a beautiful restaurateur sets up shop in town. Before meeting Samantha, Mark was convinced he could never be drawn to another woman. But as his attraction to Samantha grows, the mystery surrounding her deepens.

As the two begin a hesitant courtship, double perils emerge. Someone from Samantha’s lurid past comes calling, threatening to expose her. And a powerful hurricane is forming in the Atlantic with the small beach town in its path. Trapped in the storm by the brutal man who wants vengeance on Samantha, she and Mark must fight for their lives.

Review:

They say your past always catches up to you no matter how much you try to hide it or curb the truth because you just want to forget it. Does it matter the reason, your past is your past right? Well not for Trina Grissom or Mark St Clair. They are reminded of it every day. Trina Grissom has been on the run and in hiding with a new identity for the past six years because of an incident that happened long ago that has put her in danger for her life. Looking over your shoulder day in and night is an understatement. Mark St Clair has to watch his troubled daughter every day and be reminded the reason for her troubles is because he lost his wife in a tragic accident 2 years ago. Both Trina and Mark never thought a relationship could happen again until they found each other, but now that she is exposed is that even possible.  With a powerful Hurricane and being trapped by a man who wants Trina dead can they survive at all?

This is my first time being introduced to Tentler. I believe I just found a new author to add to my must read list. A notable story line of fighting your past demons so to speak. Very likable characters and well written.  You felt for them. I very much enjoyed the story.

5 Stars

Tori

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Book Review: The Fine Art of Deception by Alyssa Richards

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One touch is all it takes and Adeline knows an object’s entire history…

 Get lost in this sexy and suspenseful debut novel from Alyssa Richards, where an art appraiser has a gift for seeing the history of an object with just a touch, tries to put her gifts and her troubled past behind her.  Fans are calling THE FINE ART OF DECEPTION: UNDOING TIME, “enthralling” and “a new take on paranormal romance that you just can’t put down!”

Synoposis: Art appraiser Adeline Montgomery just wants a normal life. One where she can ignore the vicious ghosts who follow her. One where she’s free from her “gift” of touching an object and seeing the owner’s deepest secrets. And one where she can fall in love without having all of the above get in the way.

But when tall, dark, and dangerous gallery owner Blake Greenwood enters her life, normal is the last thing she’s feeling. The man has more secrets than the priceless art he sells, giving Adeline’s quest for normal no chance. That, and he may just hold the key to uncovering the truth behind her father’s unexplained disappearance.

Despite her paranormal gifts warning her to stay away, she feels an inexplicable, captivating fascination for him, something that goes deeper than attraction. There’s something between them that’s older than time, and if she can learn to give him her trust, it may just save her life.

Review:

Imagine the gift of being able to read someone’s darkest secrets by the slightest touch of your hand.  For art appraiser Addison Montgomery, a gift well not so much.   Addison yearns for a normal life where she can touch anything and not worry about being sucked into the past history of the objects owner. Knowing all their thoughts, their conversations, what they were doing.  Nothing is left untold.   She can’t even have a normal relationship or fall in love, how can she knowing about past girlfriends and all the details, would you?

Addison starts a new job where she runs into gallery owner Blake Greenwood. She is immediately drawn to him but not just because of his looks it is deeper than that, something old. It could also be the ghost that lingers when he is near.  She tries to get a glimpse of his past but comes up empty and not just empty almost a written script of his past.   How is that possible who is he, she can’t help being captivated by him even though every instinct tells her to stay away. Can she trust him and trust him to save her life.

I was very drawn to the characters. Richards did an excellent job weaving you into their world whether it was the good guy or the bad guy you just wanted to know what they were thinking, doing and their next move.  The mysteries of the art definitely made the story more intriguing and added another layer to the story.

The exchange between Blake and Addison and how deep and long it ran, even though they just met each other was a great angle.   Is there such a thing, I certainly hope so and can’t wait to find out more.  I definitely recommend.

Tori

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About Alyssa Richards

Alyssa Richards is a paranormal romance author who lives in the South with her husband and two children. She recently published her first paranormal romance book called The Fine Art of Deception: Undoing Time and is currently working on the sequel.  Alyssa’s writing is influenced by her curiosity with ghosts and the supernatural world.  She writes daily and believes that discipline and commitment to the craft are critical to be a successful writer.  Whenever she gets the opportunity, Alyssa enjoys travel, spending time with her pups, and nurturing her herb and rose garden.

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Book Review – Awakening The Fire by Ally Shields

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Book Description: 

It’s her first murder case…

Twenty-three-year-old Ari Calin has sworn to keep the peace in the Olde Town district of Riverdale, and most of the time the Otherworlders cooperate. The vampires, werewolves and other magical creatures go about their business, living side by side with humans, until the foreign wolves arrive and a virtual reality drug hits the streets. Violence erupts, and Ari needs more than her witch fire, weapons, and potions to stop the madness.

Joining forces with a human police officer, Lt. Ryan Foster, and a way-too-sexy vampire singer, Andreas De Luca, Ari hunts for the enemy—from the vampire strip clubs to the caverns under the city. Every step draws Ari and her companions deeper into an old feud and closer to the brink of a supernatural war.

 Excerpt :

(Despite the friction and mistrust between them, Ari has come to Andreas’s supper club to ask for his help on her murder case.)

The vampire’s coal-black eyes found her and silken threads of magic wrapped her in a soft web. The room faded away. She floated as in a dream, warm and safe. A place to linger forever. Her witch magic began to sing in concert with his, and Ari called it back to her. The effort brought her out of his web with a jolt.

Damn, how strong was he? She wrapped her magical aura around her. As long as she kept it in place, his magic was held at bay. Then, mercifully, the song was over. Andreas bowed to a wildly applauding audience and left the stage.

“Good evening.” Startled, she stared at him.

“Uh, hello.” How did he move so fast? He produced a polite smile.

“If you will come this way.” He waved a hand toward a hallway on the left.

Ari hesitated. A meeting in private? She hadn’t anticipated that.

His brows rose. “We have twenty minutes.”

Swallowing her doubts, Ari preceded him down the hall. It was better this way, she told herself. Fewer interruptions. At least she knew her time parameters. He ushered her past four closed doors, not stopping until they reached an exit door at the end. He touched a security panel, the door opened, and they stepped into a paved lane leading to the rear parking lot. Dense trees lined the opposite side of the lane. Total privacy.

The night was pleasantly cool. The crisp cleanness of fall filled the air. Ari hung back and watched her companion as he stopped in the middle of the lane. Andreas arched his shoulders and threw back his head, breathing deeply. For a moment all Ari could think about was how sexy he looked.

“I hope you don’t mind talking out here. It has been a long evening, and I needed the fresh air.”

“Not at all. It’s nice.” She looked up at the stars, pinpoints in an uncluttered sky, to keep from looking at him. “What was that last song you sang?”

“An Italian love song. Did you enjoy it?”

“Amazing.”

He turned to look at her. “It was, or I was?” His voice invited a broader interpretation.

She smiled. “Both,” she said, not bothering to hedge. “But who’s fishing for compliments now?”

“Touché.” His familiar laugh came then, rich and intimate, strangely companionable.

 Review:

Ari a witch guardian has the ability of witch fire that she has no trouble using to protect Riverdale’s Olde Town especially being up against Vampires, werewolves and otherworlders.  That’s exactly what she did when she ran into a werewolf attempting an attack on a couple of teenagers.   Something however is not right, why was the werewolf even here?   To top it off a sexy vampire Andreas Deluca also ends up at the scene.   A murder of a young woman leads to more mystery along with werewolves who are trying to threaten the peace.

The characters drew me in. Ari was strong, Independent and not afraid to get to the truth. The dynamics between the vamps, humans and witches and yes I can’t forget the werewolves really made the story come alive.  Ally really created a world that swooped you right up.  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

I highly recommend

5 Stars

Tori

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Author Bio

 Ally Shields grew up in the Midwest, taught school on the East Coast, has visited forty-two of our states, and currently resides near Des Moines, Iowa, with her miniature pinscher, Ranger. Writing has always been a part of her life, and in late 2008, after  a career in law and juvenile justice, she turned to full-time fiction writing. Her first urban fantasy novel, Awakening the Fire, was published in 2012, followed by six additional books in the series. She loves to travel in the US and abroad and incorporates many of those settings into her books. Ally enjoys talking with readers and is active in social media.


Book Review – Taken By A Dragon by Felicity Heaton

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Book Description:

Possessed by a need to save a beautiful Amazon warrior from the vision he witnessed, Loke snatched her from the midst of the battle between the Third and Fifth realm of the demons, and carried her to his home deep in the black mountains of Hell to protect her. But as the fierce little female awakens, he finds she’s anything but grateful, and his dragon instincts roar to life to warn she might be more to him than an enemy—she might be his fated female.

Anais remembers meeting a handsome warrior in the heat of battle, a man who was her enemy but who looked at her with eyes that held dark heat and wicked promises. When she wakes to find that same dragon shifter has taken her captive, desire is the last thing on her mind, but escaping him to return to Archangel, the hunter organisation she works for, sounds less than appealing when he reveals the reason he took her—to stop her from dying.

Can Loke protect Anais from the dangers of his realm and how far will he go to save her from the future he keeps witnessing? Can Anais resist the fierce attraction that burns between them as hot as fire and stay true to Archangel or will her heart be taken by the dragon?

Book Review:

Loke, a dragon shifter, snatches Anais straight out of battle in an attempt to save her life.  What he doesn’t expect is the attraction that he will feel for this little Amazon.  Anais, who is set on escape and finding her friends is slowly taken with this gentle giant, but can it every work.

Steamy and hot … this is romance at it’s best.  You will enjoy the relationship from Loke and Anais from page one till the end.   That’s not to say that it won’t have some ups and downs.  There were times I found myself angry at Anais and not so sure she was worthy of Loke.  All I can say about Loke is he can do no wrong.

This is the seventh book in the Eternal Mates series and I have to admit that I have not read all of them.  However, this is consistent with the ones I have.  Just as endearing and definitely worth it.

5 Stars

Tori

 

Book Review: Something Good by Darlene Deluca

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Book Description

A mistake. A blessing. A tragedy.
And now, Mandi Evans has made it her goal to fade into anonymity. Once a straight-A student with her choice of colleges, she’s withdrawn into a life that consists of two jobs, an online class, and memories. Crippled by the past, she feels unworthy of a better life – until Lane Whitmore walks into the diner where she works six nights a week.An urban planner, Lane is looking to revitalize the rundown part of town where Mandi’s hidden herself away. He can’t help but notice this diamond in the rough as well, and what starts as simple good times grows to . . . something more.With Lane, Mandi feels alive again, and she makes a bold decision – one that could chart her course on a path to redemption. But will keeping her plan a secret from Lane turn out to be the biggest mistake of all?

 

Book Review:

Letting your childhood mistakes define you, that is what Mandi has done with her life. She let her guilt define who and what she is today.   A lonely woman living in a trailer park working two jobs to make ends meet.   Mandi was once a straight A student with her pick of ivy league colleges. What happened to her, that’s what Lane Whitmore said to himself when he stopped into the diner where Mandi works.  Lane an Urban planner was in town to spruce up the town, but what truly needed sprucing up was this intriguing waitress pouring him his coffee.

Deluca wrote an interesting story. Think back when you were a kid how many mistakes did you make.  That is part of learning right, but some mistakes don’t just go away. They stay with you forever.  This is sure a lessons learned story. I loved it especially Lane riding in on his white horse to save the day.  Ok maybe a BMW but still, he helped Mandi see her way back and out of her shell.  Sometimes you need just that little shove, and a little romance could never hurt either.

I definitely recommend, the characters are complex, you want to know about them and follow their story. It was heartfelt and fast paced from the beginning.

5 Stars

Tori

Review and Giveaway: Andromeda’s Fall (Shadowcat Nation #1) by Abigail Owen

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Book Description:

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors.

What Andie doesn’t realize is that A.J. has secrets of his own. All Andie knows is that the incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust… and her heart.

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Review:

Andromeda Reynolds (aka Andie) is on the run from the alpha’s son of her old Dare, Kyle Carstairs. If she stayed, Kyle for sure would try again to mate her by force.  He failed this time and even though she is a skilled fighter she can’t take the chance he wins the next time. Kyle winning actually might mean her death.   She had to leave and try and seek asylum with the Keller Dare.  Due to her high status the only way the Carstairs have no right to her is if she marries the Keller Alpha, Jaxon Keller.

Convincing the Keller alpha is a different story.  She can’t even get to him. She has to convince AJ, one of the Keller alpha protectors that she is worthy of asylum. He challenges her to the core. Andie senses he is keeping secrets but she is determined to show him she is smart and has the skills to stay.

This is my first time reading Abigail Owen. Owen made me love her characters. Andie is not only a bad ass fighter, she is incredibly smart and witty too. She was a force to be reckon with and was my favorite. I actually think my favorite part was AJ making her run and thinking she would not last long at all.   Hrs and hrs and many miles later she was still going.  What made it funny was she showed him up and did not even have to say a word. Even funnier he hates to run. AJ was every bit an alpha as the story portrayed him to be with just enough mushiness.  The sparks between them were flying but Andie could not do anything about it she had to stick to her plan and marry the Keller alpha.  It was getting harder and harder to do because AJ was making it very difficult.

I definitely recommend this book and cannot wait for the next.   I may even pick up and try one of her other series.

5 Stars

Tori

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Book Review: Bitten by a Hellcat by Felicity Heaton

Book Description

Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 6)
The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling he’ll be the one paying for helping her—with his heart.

Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and she’s one kitty who doesn’t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell.

Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever?

Book Review

Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and the last remaining member of the famous shifter hunter family. Maybe that’s why everyone is avoiding him while he is just trying to unwind over a drink. They don’t know his next job, it could be one of them.   Looking around he spots the most beautiful shifter he has ever seen who happens to be staring him down, challenging him.  Owen who goes up against the best of them is up for the challenge however the instant attraction causes his heart to take a leap. It ends up she needs his help and is offering him a job.

Cait is running from a male hellcat who is trying to claim her.  In her world, female cats get claimed by a collar not by their choice.  They become their slaves so to speak, their breeding machines.   She is determined to not let this happen to her.  She spots a dark mysterious hunter across the bar and sees her chance for help.   What she did not except was the instant passion that ignites.

Owen will do what he needs too to protect her and find out what this male hellcat truly wants with Cait.    The passion between them is ready to explode they can’t help the draw to each other. In a heated passion the unthinkable happens, their fate has been sealed but with a large price.

This is my first Felicity Heaton book.  Coming in at book 6 had me worried a little but it did not seem to be a problem at all. This can be read as a standalone.   I had fun reading this book and now knowing that some characters did guest appearances I definitely plan on going back to read from book one.  I am not sure if Heaton’s style is to send strong messages but this one packed a punch for woman’s equal right to choose and to be treated equal, but not too much that it over powered the story. In fact Cait herself was not a damsel in distress she was a cat who definitely could take care of herself. I enjoyed the plot the twist and turns and most of all the romance and passion in this story. I look forward to going back and starting from the beginning, I have added a new author to my reading list.

5 Stars

Tori

Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 6)

Book 5: Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 5)

Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 4)

Book 3:Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 3)

Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 2)

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 1)