Uncovering the Dark by April Kelley

April Kelley - Uncovering the Dark Cover 5t4hy6Title: Uncovering the Dark

Series: Saint Lakes 08

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: April Kelley (July 5, 2019)

Length: Novel (232 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: To find his family, Damian’s forced to take a journey through his past and drag his mate long with him.

Working for one tyrant after another made Damian lose sight of what’s important. That is until he has a vision of his long lost siblings getting killed. To find them in time, Damian must do things he’s never done before, like rely on others and put his mate, Owen, into dangerous situations. He also must go back to the one tyrant he never wanted to face again. His father.

ISBN: B07SFYVWGB

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Damian followed his mom’s advice. He gave himself over to his father, after he killed many of his father’s people, to save his little brothers. He learned to kill but in doing so he lost the hope of ever trusting anyone, except for his mate. Then he got a vision of his father finding his brothers and them dying. He needed to find them and keep them safe. The alpha of Saint Lakes decided Damian needed his mate to go with him.

Owen was a sweet eagle shifter and was falling in love with his mate. Even if his mate was a cranky vampire shifter who loved to kill. He has some major problem getting over that but he knows in his heart that Damian will be ok. They needed to save Damian’s little brothers but he also knows it will take the pack to do it.

It has been a very long time since I have read one of these stories so it got a bit confusing trying to figure out who was who. So the first thing I would stress on is to read the books in order. The characters were quite enjoyable, however Owen will be my favorite of all the characters in this story, although Damian’s brothers are adorable. The worlds that this author creates are always unique and fresh. The story will catch your attention until the end, well for me this is how it was.

I felt that the story dragged out a bit more than it was needed however fun as it was. I didn’t much care for the jumping from different characters as it did though. That was the only part that drove me nuts. It did have a darker tone then the previous books but was still good. Other than that it was an enjoyable read that I would definitely recommend.

Color of Blood by April Kelley

Title: Color of Blood

Series: Saint Lakes 07

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (224 Pages)

Publisher: April Kelley (October 12, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: For fated mates, going from friends to lovers should be a smooth transition, but Ladon and Magnus have never had things easy.

At twenty years old, Ladon knows he’s too young to be Saint Lakes’ Alpha, but no one listens. Not even his mate, Magnus, and he’s Ladon’s best friend. Magnus is out of town on a dangerous investigative mission when Ladon shifts for the first time. They’ve waited years for this day, because they couldn’t bond until it happened. Almost as soon as it does, Magnus goes MIA, leaving Ladon to wonder if it just isn’t in the cards for them.

ISBN: B07J2RBHW1

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Saint Lakes collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Ladon is one hell of a powerful dragon shifter and he hasn’t even shifted yet. He knows who his mate is, but his mate has a few issues. One is Ladon’s age, he is a twenty year old who is going to be the alpha of their crazy family. A family that is more than one kind of paranormal. When Magnus goes missing after an argument with Ladon, Ladon has no clue what to do.

Magnus is pretty much the investigator for them all and will kill when needed. He can get into any place without trouble but trouble finds him. This is one mating that is not so easy.

I love this series but I will admit that Ladon doesn’t come off as an alpha. He might have the power to back it, but his emotions sure do get him into trouble. This story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. You get action, danger, excitement, and some hot sexy times in this story and much more. I would say Magnus needs his ass kicked by his mate, but then again the same could be said for Ladon.

I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend not only this book but this author.

Special Packages by April Kelley

Title: Special Packages

Series: Saint Lakes 05.5

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (32 Pages)

Publisher: Hard Rose Publishing (December 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Some mates come with very special packages.

As the oldest son of irresponsible, selfish parents, Craig doesn’t remember the last time he shifted into his turtle form and took a nice relaxing swim. He’s far too busy working two jobs and taking care of his six younger siblings. When Craig’s mate comes crashing into the diner kitchen, where he’s a cook, his life gets even more complicated.

As the oldest vampire in existence, Zadimus has spent a lot of his years alone and liked it. Zadimus never thought his introverted nature would ever be a problem until he meets his mate’s family.

ISBN: B078R8QX94

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Craig is a cute little turtle shifter who has had a rough life. His parents are emotionally stunted when it comes to him and his siblings. He is usually the one that is taking care of them. Then in walks his sexy vampire mate, Zad. Things might be looking up this Christmas.

You can’t really go into detail about stories like this without giving the whole story away. It is a very entertaining story that I can see myself reading more than once. My attention had been caught from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

The characters are quite quirky and sexy as hell. I really wished the story had been longer, because I would have love to see how they all turned out.

I had a lot of fun reading it and can guarantee that you will too.

Captive Soul by April Kelley

Title: Captive Soul

Series: Saint Lakes 06

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novel (184 Pages)

Publisher: Hard Rose Publishing (March 1, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Jules might be one of the only humans amongst a house full of paranormal being, but they’re his family, and he’s not giving them up for two mates who left him at the hands of a monster.

Jules Somerset has fought hard the past year to get his life on track after being kidnapped by an insane vampire. Since his rescue, he’s gained a family who loves him, has a job he’s good at, and has made friends with a lot of his fellow clansmen. He also holds a longing in his heart for two prejudiced jerks. Okay, to be fair, Hacen is the only one prejudiced. Tommy just goes along. Jules wants to be so over the whole mating thing already but can’t seem to stop wanting them both.

ISBN: B079ZBK9QP

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Saint Lakes collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Jules was mated to one evil vampire whose wife had made it impossible for them to mate. Thanks to a warlock, the bond was destroyed. To bad he was not bonded to the warlock and the warlock’s mate. A mate that didn’t want him, and to top it off they left him behind when they ran. Now time has gone past and he had been rescued only to be forced to live near them. Talk about a storm about to rise up.

Tommy knew that fate had a way of righting the wrongs. To bad his stubborn mate Hacen didn’t think so well. Tommy was the warlock that broke the bond and somehow turned Jules into their mate. Hacen was a prejudice asshat who is the most stubborn. Time is coming for them too, well if you want to know more read the book.

This story caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. I must admit that this was not my favorite of the stories, but it was still interesting to read. What is better than two sexy men, three with attitudes. The characters are quite feisty and sexy as hell. I will also admit that I didn’t much care for the beginning of the story, it just felt like it left a part of the story out. However it didn’t really take away from the story to much.

I had a lot of fun reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

New Addiction by April Kelley

April Kelley - New Addiction CoverTitle: New Addiction

Series: Wingspan #1

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (122 Pages)

Publisher: Hard Rose Publishing (February 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The first time Caerwyn meets his mate, it ends with rejection, growling, and bear shifters…oh, my!

After his parents die in a tragic car accident, dragon shifter Caerwyn Lewis doesn’t know how to grieve properly, not that he really has time. He has siblings that are relying on him to pay off the debt their parents incurred on the farm. Also, he has a brother who isn’t taking their parents’ death well. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but that’s what he gets when his Alpha calls him in to help another neighboring shifter town. The distraction comes in the form of a handsome but grumpy bear shifter named Rory. 

ISBN: B01N5QOER2

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/New-Addiction-Wingspan-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01N5QOER2

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wingspan collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  This series is connected to A Saint Lakes series so I would suggest reading those first.

Every once in a while you find an author that can give you a world that would be perfect to live in. I came across April awhile back when she had written the first book.  I knew from that moment that she was going to be one of my favorite authors of all time, if not the top one. There is something about the way that she writes that not only draw you in but keeps you there.  They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivate you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.

The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good old paranormal love story.  There is just something about them, that even though they are not possible one would think different.   

Caerwyn is having a difficult time with things.  His parents died five months ago leaving him a ranch that was in debt, a brother who was in trouble and a mate that didn’t want him.  What was a dragon to do, well he had to let go for one.  When he was asked to go to Saint Lakes to help them out, he had not expected to see his mate, nor for his mate to run.  

Rory is a bear shifter who loves to be alone.  After his first shift, he had left his mother to make his own way.  Now he has seen his mate, and his damn ass was going to have to make a decision.  

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.