A Vampire's Claim by Jordan Ashton

avampiresclaimTitle: A Vampire’s Claim
Series: Mates of Nethermore, # 1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal / Vampires / Shape-Shifters
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (May 30th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Vincent Ambers hasn’t seen the outside world in months thanks to the Draco vampire clan that have kept him and his brother captive. When he finally escapes, he runs into a handsome stranger named Mason Pride who offers him his help to save his brother. But after all the evil Vincent’s seen in this new dystopian world, he’s afraid to trust him and let him into his heart.

Mason Pride is a wolf shifter who slays vampires in his spare time along with his brothers. When he comes across a cute, frightened man named Vincent Ambers who looks like a vampire, drinks blood like a vampire, but who doesn’t quite act or smell like one, he’s not only intrigued, he’s also smitten. Although his brothers want to kill Vincent, all Mason wants to do is hold him in his arms and protect him.

When Mason and Vincent head to the Draco lair to save Vincent’s brother, they get caught in a complex web of love and danger, because although Vincent claims he isn’t a vampire, he isn’t quite human either. Can Mason make Vincent trust him and open his heart to the everlasting love that exists between them, while protecting him from the vampire clan that wants him back alive or undead?

ISBN: 978-1-63259-425-9

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/a-vampires-claim

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: The world as we know it has been turned into a dystopian due to a man-made virus that killed two-thirds of the world population, including livestock. After the collapse of the world many things that were only myths have risen and now cause issues for the left over population.

Vincent and his brother Warren have been prisoner of vampire clan Draco. They were captured and the rest of their family killed. Unbeknownst to them they are being used as an experiment by the vampires. To what end is not yet explained.

Mason and his brothers have been hunting vampires for years. His older brother captures Vincent and brings him back in hopes of getting information on the Draco clan. He then plans to kill Vincent. However Mason and Vincent are drawn to each other and start to form a bond.

The way they jump into sex and are declaring their love after only knowing each other two days or less made gave me a bit of whiplash. It was bam, sex, bam instant love. Although I will grant that the sex was decently done. However some of the dialogue left much to be desired. Things like “Vincent was bringing out the sex god in him!” were a bit much for me.

The book ends abruptly and leaves many unresolved issues. Not everything is explained fully and I feel like there are holes in the plot. I am not sure if that was done on purpose and will later be filled in or what.

I am hesitantly giving this a three heart rating since I have never read the author before. I think the theme and overall storyline are interesting enough and I will see what happens in the next book.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Gypsy's Wolf by Stormy Glenn


Title: Gypsy’s Wolf by Stormy Glenn
Series: N/A
Author(s): Stormy Glenn, Lynn Hagen, Olivia Black, Bellann Summer, Jess Buffett, Alex Carreras, Leah Blake, Cree Storm, Evelise Archer, E. A. Reynolds, Aeryn Jaden, Jane Wallace-Knight, Amara Lebel, Jordan Ashton, Berengaria Brown, Skye Michaels, Sydney Lain, Rennie Leigh, Frey Ortega, Andrew Jericho, Felicia Fern, Grace Ryles, Hennessee Andrews, Shea Balik, and Lyssa Samuels

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (184 pages)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (April 29th 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: one story, 25 authors, infinite possibilities…

Quad McDaniel’s life changed forever the night he was attacked by a wolf. Now, he turns furry every full moon. Avoiding red meat and anything that makes him aggressive is his prime goal in life. But when his convertible breaks down in some Podunk town, becoming the beast within is no longer a choice. It’s instinctive.

Gypsy Govanivinch just wants to live a quiet life in Trinity Valley, running his roadhouse tavern. He doesn’t need an overly aggressive shifter coming into his town and messing with his peaceful little world, no matter how gorgeous the man looked.

Life never asked Quad or Gypsy what they wanted. It simply gave them what they needed, whether they agreed or not. Fate brought them together but it’s up to Quad and Gypsy to stay alive long enough to appreciate what they’ve been given. And when others work to prevent that, fighting together might be the only chance they have of surviving.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-397-9

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/gypsys-wolf

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This was a wacky, crazy, and pretty damn good read. I have never read a book where each chapter is by a different author. But I must say they did a great job.

Quad is changed into a wolf shifter and abandoned by his maker. Now months later Quad is driving in his new car when it decides to die outside a little town called Trinity Valley. From there things just get weirder and weirder.

Gypsy is not human himself and is able to explain to Quad a little about shifters. But Gypsy has been hurt by shifters before and has a pretty big issue with them. But that doesn’t stop these two from mixing it up both in and out of bed. The chemistry is there from the start even when they don’t seem to like each other much.

For a book written by twenty-five different authors, there was a good flow in the story. It was fast paced and gave the needed information without dragging down the story with too much. The sex was steamy and very hot. The main characters were easy to like and personable.

A lot happens in a very short amount of time. There was tons of twist and turns going on throughout as Quad and Gypsy try to figure out what the hell is going on. There was some wicked planning going on by the bad guys.

This was a well written story by some of my favorite authors. It was entertaining, humorous, sexy, and wicked fun to read.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Cry of the Hungry Wolf by Jordan Ashton

ja-sotck-cryofthehungrywolf3141224_0322Title: Cry of the Hungry Wolf
Series: Shifters of the Claiming Kind, #4
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal/ Western/Cowboys
Length: Novella (65 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (January 5, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Time is ticking. The Change is coming. Leo Brooks thought there was a medical procedure to stop him from permanently turning into his wolf form. But he was wrong. Unless he finds a way to stop it, other than mating with a compatible shifter or having his human life mate, Paolo, ingest an experimental potion that can kill him, Leo will be damned forever.

Paolo Russo’s life mate, Leo, is sick and constantly haunted by nightmares. Yet when Paolo asks him what is wrong, Leo refuses to tell him the truth. Wanting to help his true love anyway he can, Paolo does a little sleuthing behind Leo’s back and finds out Leo is going through the Change. He can save him, but to do that he has to either risk his own life or their love.

Will Paolo’s sacrifice and his love for Leo be enough to save them from the wolf and from death?

ISBN: 978-1-63258-750-3

Product Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/cry-of-the-hungry-wolf

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is book four of the Shifters of the Claiming Kind series and they need to be read in order. It will help you know who each character is and what they are about. It also helps to give you an insight into their lives and troubles. It is a pretty amazing series and those cowboys are downright sexy. This is a paranormal shifter story, but they don’t just know at once that the person they are looking at is their mate. The wolves also go through something called the change and it can cost them their human sides.

When it was completely dark, the Change would come over the shifter at the age of around twenty-five or twenty-six. The shifter would have to mate with another compatible shifter to stop the Change. Otherwise, Leo would permanently transform into their animal forms, losing their human selves forever. Leo was hiding the fact that he was going to go through this.

His mate, Paolo was human so his blood could not stop it. He knew it was wrong to hide it, but he didn’t want his mate scared. He had checked into the other ideas, but one of them could actually kill his mate. He would just love his mate until it happened.

Paolo knew something was up with Leo. Leo was having nightmares, sleeping very little and not eating like he should. He searched for the truth, but when he came across what was happening he knew he would have to do something to save his mate. Even if it meant he was going to die. He would do what needed to be done.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. It gave me everything I could want in a story. The perfect amount of danger and excitement, passion and fire, anger and pain is just parts of what I got from this book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Especially if you love gorgeous men, sexy shifters, mates who are in trouble, hot sex and dangerous men. I loved it and look forward to the next book.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Call of the Wild Wolf by Jordan Ashton

www.bookstrand.comTitle: Call of the Wild Wolf
Series: Shifters of the Claiming Kind, #1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Western/ Cowboys
Length: Novella (99 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-209-6
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 23rd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Bane Brooks, an alpha wolf shape-shifter, has been searching for his soul mate for years, but no one has ever stolen his heart, up until he meets Felix Michaels near his ranch. He falls head over heels in love with the hunky, shy human.

Felix Michaels is running from a mysterious gunman who wants him killed, when he falls and blacks out. When the most gorgeous shifter he’s ever seen saves him and brings him to his ranch, he knows he’s safe.

Things soon heat up between these two lovers, until Bane realizes he must mate with a shifter, not a human, to stop the Change. If he doesn’t mate with a shifter soon, he’ll turn to his wild wolf form forever. How can he love Felix, a human, but mate with a shifter?
The gunman is still out there and intent on killing Felix.

Can these lovers fight off danger and the Change that threatens to tear them apart, while finding their way to a happily-ever-after?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/call-of-the-wild-wolf

Review: This is book one in this amazing series. I would start with this story because it will tell you about the upcoming characters for future books and it gives you an insight into their world. A world that captured my heart with the first paragraph. It is a world of wolf shifters and many more. They go through the change in their mid-twenties. If they don’t mate before changing then they will forever stay in their animal form. It was thought, from Chandler’s words that they had to mate with other alphas and beta’s. However it was not so.

Bane was getting so fed up with his older brother going on and on about the change and how if he didn’t mate he would not stay human. So what does a wolf with attitude do, he takes off running so he can get away from his brother. On that run he comes across a very sexy man.

He could tell that Felix wasn’t telling him the whole truth about why he was in the woods injured. He could tell that something or someone was after him. He also knew that Felix was the man he wanted as his mate. The only problem there was Felix was human. Or so he thought, that is until Felix tells him that he is actually half shifter.
Felix was driving his brother’s car when he realizes he is being followed.

After the first bump from the other car he knew he was in danger. After crashing he takes off running, only to end up falling and getting knocked out. He wakes up to a gorgeous alpha looking down at him. He wanted Bane more than he wanted any other man in his life. However his thoughts kept coming back to the fact that he was being chased.

This book was amazing and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. I have found another new favorite author and cannot wait to check out the rest of Jordan’s books out. It gave me two very sexy men, shifters, passion and fire, feisty mates, crazy brothers, excitement, adventure, action and dangerous situations. I cannot wait to tell everyone about this new book.

Genesis by Jordan Ashton

910E6AxOPCL._SL1500_Title: Genesis
Series: The Adonis Project, #1
Author: Jordan Ashton
Genre: Futuristic/ Science Fiction
Length: Novella (116 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-62741-589-7
Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 12th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: He was created to seduce you…and control you.

Adonis 011 knows nothing about his past or who he was before he became the gene-mutated sex god slash super soldier. After he escapes the lab he was “enhanced” in, he seeks out Jack Styles, the husband of one of the scientists who changed him. He has an important message to tell Jack. But after he sees Craig Styles, Jack’s brother, his mission suddenly gets complicated. He’s sexually attracted to Craig and can’t seem to get him out of his head. When the virus in him begins to take effect and his sexual desires and deep love for Craig escalate, he realizes he needs to mate with him to stop from turning into a rabid, killing machine.

Craig Styles thought he could get away from heartache when he paid his brother a visit. But when he meets sexy Adonis, who knows almost everything about him, he gets flustered. There’s something about this gorgeous, mysterious man who gets under his skin and has Craig wanting to kiss him.

Will they succumb to their growing feelings and sexual desires, or will Adonis turn into the monster he was genetically redesigned to become?

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/genesis

Review: I was fascinated with this story. It is the first book in this series and it really should be the first book you read. This story has a futuristic tone to it and shows you what life could be like. There had been a virus that made many sterile, but Jack and his wife had managed to have a son. His wife was a scientist who thought at first that she was helping the world but found out that what she was doing was in fact making super soldiers. She knew that it was wrong and died trying to turn it right.

Adonis was one of the super soldiers that they were making. She had died saving his life. She had managed to give him all of her memories and he had to find answers. He knew what was going on and what was going to happen but he didn’t know who he had been before they used him. He went in search of her husband to see if there were answers. What he had found also was Craig. Craig was Jack’s brother and a man that he wanted.

Craig wanted Adonis also and he knew there were questions that needed to be asked. However once he found out he wasn’t too sure he wanted to know. He did know that he wanted this man and would help him no matter what danger comes for them.

I loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. The idea that the government can actually make super soldiers is fascinating. I love the way it brings out the strength in each man. Although what they go through is not so fascinating.

I would recommend reading this story. It gives you sexy men, crazy scientist, a hint of kink in the bedroom, a paranormal tone, excitement, action, passion and fire, hot sex and danger. It gave me that and so much more. There is just a hint of humor in the story but other than that it has a mystical way about it. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. This story gave me what I needed. A little story to relax and enjoy.