Fangs and Catnip by Julia Talbot

Julia Talbot - Fangs and Catnip CoverTitle: Fangs and Catnip

Series: Dreamspun Beyond 09 / Dead and Breakfast 01

Author: Julia Talbot

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (220 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st December 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: A romance worth fighting for—tooth and claw.

Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels, and begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences—for their bodies and their hearts.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-977-2

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Fangs and Catnip is the first book in Julia Talbot’s Dead and Breakfast series and is a part of Dreamspun Beyond house line. For me, I have enjoyed Julia Talbot books in the past, but she is one of those authors that I don’t have any real opinion on other than they are usually a good read.

This plot of Fangs and Catnip is totally cute and charming. There is no real big drama or obstacles – this is a shifter and vampire who have to get their shit together. This is perhaps my only criticism of the book – the simple plot meant that there was room for characters to develop further, which unfortunately did not happen as much as I would have hoped.

Fallon Underwood is a vampire who is basically a hermit. He is a few centuries old and prefers his solitude. He resides in the attic at the paranormal bed and breakfast destination, The Death and Breakfast, where is the silent partner in the business with the sleepy, grumpy bear shifter, Tanner, located on the top of an isolated, snowy mountain. Tanner does a lot of the work on his own and finally convinces Fallon that he needs to hire a manager so that he can sleep/hibernate a bit more as the winter approaches.

This is where hospitality manager Carter Hughes. He’s the bouncy cougar shifter that is basically Tigger. He comes to the B and B all excited for his new job, looking forward to being involved with a business that caters for all manner or paranormals and humans. When he encounters the enigmatic Fallon he immediately is attracted, and his inner cat knows that Fallon is his mate. The problem is vampires and shifters usually don’t mate in the sense that they form a full blown emotional and mental bond, so there are unexpected results as their different physiologies alter to help the bonding process.

There is low level angst and some mucking about that felt like filling pages more than anything else. I won’t go into details, but Fallon tries at certain points to push Carter away because he cares for the man too much and like many men in romances doesn’t talk to his partner about his concerns. However, on the whole, guys have great chemistry and the sex scenes are steamy.

Secondary characters, at least one them, will no doubt get their own romantic story at some point and I’m really looking forward to that. I can’t wait for November when the second books comes out featuring barely in control, newly turned wolf Tom.

Fox and Wolf by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Fox and Wolf

(Apex Investigations 01)
by

Julia Talbot

Werewolf PI Dylan Weems is a hired to solve the murder of a client’s customer. As an ex-cop, Dylan is the perfect man for the job, but he doesn’t expect the complication of alluring fox shifter Rey.

Ever since finding the dead body of one of his clients, Rey Mercier’s life is a mess, and he needs help desperately. He has no idea why he’s the target of some ruthless people or what he did to anger them. Hopefully Dylan and his motley crew of shifters at Apex Investigations can help him find out, but first Dylan and Rey have to deal with literal corporate tigers and dire crocodiles shifters… all while deciding what to do about the mate bond that’s becoming undeniable. And is that even possible between fox and wolf?

Release date: 28th December 2018
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The Wolf’s Man Friday by Julia Talbot

Title: The Wolf’s Man Friday

Series: Nose to Tail Inc. 02

Author: Julia Talbot

Genre: Paranormal, Action, Suspense

Length: Novel (220 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th March 2018)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: The last thing Sebastian Zeller wants is to be pack Alpha. But when the pack leader, his uncle Ron, is attacked, he has no choice but to leave his beloved Colorado mountains and fulfill his duty as Ron’s heir – at least until his uncle recovers. In the meantime, he intends to lure the attacker out…and make them pay.

When Ron gets wind of Sebastian’s plan to catch the attacker, he doesn’t like the idea of risking his heir. That’s where Jaxon Reedis comes in – he’ll balance protecting the dark and sexy werewolf with pretending to be his personal assistant. He’s walking a fine line that requires all his foxy wit and craftiness…and that’s on top of the inescapable feeling that he and Sebastian are meant for each other. When the attacker returns, will they be able to maintain their deepening bond when danger threatens to tear down everything they’re building?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-586-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: The Wolf’s Man Friday is book 2 in Julia Talbot’s Nose to Tail Inc. series. If you’re like me and haven’t read book 1, it is fine to dive right into book 2 without any problems whatsoever. I still haven’t gotten around to get the first book at least onto my TBR pile, despite the fact that I’ve listened to the audio for this book, as well as having read the blurb of book 1. I can’t believe that it’s slipped my mind still because I really do want to get my hands on it. The book is super fun, with a good dash of action.

This is the story of Sebastian Zellar and Jaxon Reedis. Sebastian is an artist at heart and run’s his uncle’s textile company. However, his uncle Ron, who basically raised Sebastian from a young age, was attacked and two of his men were killed. Of course, Sebastian can’t let this go and he wants to find out who’s responsible. Knowing this about his nephew, Ron hires protection for Sebastian, not wanting his beloved nephew to get himself killed.

That’s where Jaxon comes in. Jaxon works for Nose and Tails Inc., a staffing agency. Jaxon’s boss knows that he is the best man to keep an Seb for Ron. Jaxon also explains that he was trained as a butler and so working as a PA is an easy role to ease into. Jaxon has to work hard to keep an eye on Seb. And when circumstances bring them closer, tension is added when the guys give into their sexual desires but don’t accept their mating bond straight away.

Both MCs are charismatic and totally charming – even if Sebastian is a grumpy wolf! I particularly liked Jaxon, he’s a bouncy, agile fox who has been hired by Sebastian’s father to be Sebastian’s bodyguard while masquerading as his PA. I also enjoyed the secondary characters as well, particularly Sebastian’s friends, Allan, his partner in crime, and Tyrone, an elk shifter who has known Seb and Allan for years and is now Seb’s driver. The overall plot was good except that I felt it a little slow in some places, but nothing that didn’t bother me too much. This is a great adventure – many fans of shape shifter books will find this one a satisfying read.

The Wolf’s Man Friday by Julia Talbot ~ Audio Review

Title: The Wolf’s Man Friday

Series: Nose to Tail Inc. 02

Author: Julia Talbot

Narrator: Joseph Morgan

Genre: Paranormal, Action, Suspense

Length: 9 hrs, 15 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (13th August 2018)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: The last thing Sebastian Zeller wants is to be pack Alpha. But when the pack leader, his uncle Ron, is attacked, he has no choice but to leave his beloved Colorado mountains and fulfill his duty as Ron’s heir – at least until his uncle recovers. In the meantime, he intends to lure the attacker out…and make them pay.

When Ron gets wind of Sebastian’s plan to catch the attacker, he doesn’t like the idea of risking his heir. That’s where Jaxon Reedis comes in – he’ll balance protecting the dark and sexy werewolf with pretending to be his personal assistant. He’s walking a fine line that requires all his foxy wit and craftiness…and that’s on top of the inescapable feeling that he and Sebastian are meant for each other. When the attacker returns, will they be able to maintain their deepening bond when danger threatens to tear down everything they’re building?

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: The Wolf’s Man Friday is book 2 in Julia Talbot’s Nose to Tail Inc. series. If you’re like me and haven’t read book 1, it is fine to dive right into book 2 without any problems whatsoever. Although, honestly, after listening to this book and reading the blurb of book 1 I really do want to get my hands on it as soon as I can. The book is super fun, with a good dash of action.

The MCs of this books is Sebastian Zellar and Jaxon Reedis. Sebastian is an artist at heart and run’s his uncle’s textile company. However, his uncle Ron, who basically raised Sebastian from a young age, was attacked and two of his men were killed. Of course, Sebastian can’t let this go and he wants to find out who’s responsible. Knowing this about his nephew, Ron hires protection for Sebastian, not wanting his beloved nephew to get himself killed.

That’s where Jaxon comes in. Jaxon works for Nose and Tails Inc., a staffing agency. Jaxon’s boss knows that he is the best man to keep an Seb for Ron. Jaxon also explains that he was trained as a butler and so working as a PA is an easy role to ease into. Jaxon has to work hard to keep an eye on Seb. And when circumstances bring them closer, tension is added when the guys give into their sexual desires but don’t accept their mating bond straight away.

Both MCs are charismatic and totally charming – even if Sebastian is a grumpy wolf! I particularly liked Jaxon, he’s a bouncy, agile fox who has been hired by Sebastian’s father to be Sebastian’s bodyguard while masquerading as his PA. I also enjoyed the secondary characters as well, particularly Sebastian’s friends, Allan, his partner in crime, and Tyrone, an elk shifter who has known Seb and Allan for years and is now Seb’s driver. The overall plot was good except that I felt it a little slow in some places, but nothing that didn’t bother me too much. This is a great adventure – many fans of shape shifter books will find this one a satisfying read.

Fangs and Catnip by Julia Talbot ~ Audio Review

Title: Fangs and Catnip

Series: Dreamspun Beyond 09 / Dead and Breakfast 01

Author: Julia Talbot

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires

Length: 6 hrs, 41 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (14th March 2018)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: A romance worth fighting for – tooth and claw.

Solitary vampire Fallon Underwood gets all the social interaction he needs being the silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast B and B high in the Colorado mountains. Change is hard for Fallon, so when his business partner, Tanner, suggests hiring a new manager for the inn, he’s adamant that they don’t need help, especially not in the form of bouncy werecat Carter Hughes.

Carter is a happy-go-lucky kitty, and he loves the hospitality industry, so the D and B ought to be a great place for him. He falls for Fallon as soon as he picks up one of Fallon’s novels and begins to woo the vamp with gifts. When Fallon finally succumbs to Carter’s feline charms, the results are unexpected, to say the least. Their mating will have irreversible consequences – for their bodies and their hearts.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Fangs and Catnip is the first book in Julia Talbot’s Dead and Breakfast series and is a part of Dreamspun Beyond house line. For me, I have enjoyed Julia Talbot books in the past, but she is one of those authors that I don’t have any real opinion on other than they are usually a good read.

However, I did look forward to the narration by Dorian Bane. I’ve not heard his voice on an audio in quite a while and he was one of the first narrators I heard narration MM shape shifter stories (I think for some Siren books). At any rate, I really enjoyed hearing Bane’s distinctive voice – deep and husky and just perfect for many alpha type males. Although this story didn’t have any actual alpha type males – just a brooding vampire and cougar shifter who reminded me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. I liked the two voice he gave the MCs of this book and it was generally very enjoyable.

This plot of Fangs and Catnip is totally cute and charming. There is no real big drama or obstacles – this is a shifter and vampire who have to get their shit together.

Fallon Underwood is a vampire who is basically a hermit. He is a few centuries old and prefers his solitude. He resides in the attic at the paranormal bed and breakfast destination, The Death and Breakfast, where is the silent partner in the business with the sleepy, grumpy bear shifter, Tanner, located on the top of an isolated, snowy mountain. Tanner does a lot of the work on his own and finally convinces Fallon that he needs to hire a manager so that he can sleep/hibernate a bit more as the winter approaches.

This is where hospitality manager Carter Hughes. He’s the bouncy cougar shifter that is basically Tigger. He comes to the B and B all excited for his new job, looking forward to being involved with a business that caters for all manner or paranormals and humans. When he encounters the enigmatic Fallon he immediately is attracted, and his inner cat knows that Fallon is his mate. The problem is vampires and shifters usually don’t mate in the sense that they form a full blown emotional and mental bond, so there are unexpected results as their different physiologies alter to help the bonding process.

There is low level angst and there is what think is a bit of stuffing around that I think felt more like to fill time/pages more than anything else. I won’t go into super details, but Fallon tries at certain points to push Carter away because he cares for the man too much and like many men in romances doesn’t talk to his partner about his concerns.

That is probably my only criticism of the entire book. The plot is simple and well-paced, which means that there is room for the characters to develop a bit. It also means we get time with the other secondary character who will no doubt get their own romantic story at some point. The guys have great chemistry and the sex scenes are steamy. I can’t wait for November when the second books comes out featuring barely in control, newly turned wolf Tom.

The Wolf’s Man Friday by Julia Talbot

Title: The Wolf’s Man Friday

Series: Nose To Tail Inc. 02

Author: Julia Talbot

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (220 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 20, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The last thing Sebastian Zeller wants is to be pack Alpha. But when the pack leader, his uncle Ron, is attacked, he has no choice but to leave his beloved Colorado mountains and fulfill his duty as Ron’s heir—at least until his uncle recovers. In the meantime, he intends to lure the attacker out… and make them pay.

When Ron gets wind of Sebastian’s plan to catch the attacker, he doesn’t like the idea of risking his heir. That’s where Jaxon Reedis comes in—he’ll balance protecting the dark and sexy werewolf with pretending to be his personal assistant. He’s walking a fine line that requires all his foxy wit and craftiness… and that’s on top of the inescapable feeling that he and Sebastian are meant for each other. When the attacker returns, will they be able to maintain their deepening bond when danger threatens to tear down everything they’re building?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-587-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Sebastian and his best friend Alan are trying to find out who hurt his alpha. Not only was Ron his alpha but his uncle, the one man who raised him. He was not a hunter however but a designer, although he can and does kick ass. To bad his uncle knows him pretty good, because it would seem he has a feisty and very sexy fox to keep an eye on him. Although the sexy man says he is his personal assistant, but somehow Sebastian has figured it out. For one he has never seen a personal assistant shoot like this one does.

Jaxon was trained to be a personal assistant, cook, butler and the job he truly does, bodyguard. And what a body to guard, damn sexy. Now if he can just figure out what Ron is hiding from them all.

This story is full of excitement, adventure, danger and some pretty hot times for them all. I have not had a chance to read many books by this author but after reading this I will definitely be looking for more. I got a big kick out of the characters and the fact that there is a wolf pack, fox, big cats and lets not forget Ty who just so happens to be elk. Mixture of prey and predators is pretty unique and fun.

Now it is action packed, but there seemed to be a bit more in the story then is needed, not to mention the fox. He is the bodyguard and he shoots like one, but doesn’t really come off as one to me. There were only a handful of times it came out, mostly just fun times. The mix just seemed a bit off to me. Although that is my only issues with this book, because lets face it, this story rocks.

This is one story I would definitely recommend.

Sparkle and Shine by Julia Talbot Intro & Exclusive Excerpt!

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Sparkle and Shine

by

Julia Talbot

All that glitters is not gold. No-frills cowboy Evan learned that lesson the hard way while married to a rodeo princess, a relationship that was all flash and no substance. At least Evan held on to his daughter, Cheyenne, and his best friend, Brooks, when the sparkle wore off and things fell apart. Life could be a lot worse.

But it could also be better… if Evan and Brooks took a step beyond friendship. Just as they start to explore their feelings, Evan’s ex-wife sticks her nose in to sabotage them. Suddenly everything is up in the air, and they have difficult choices to make about the rodeo, Cheyenne, and the romance they both want so badly to pursue.

First edition published by Torquere Press, November 2007.

Release date: 3rd August 2017 Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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Catching Heir by Julia Talbot ~ Audiobook

Julia Talbot - Catching Heir Cover AudioTitle: Catching Heir

Series:  Dreamspun Desires 23

Author: Julia Talbot

Narrator: John Solo

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 5 hrs 39 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (19 Jan 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Is he in love with an old hotel—or its new owner?

Professional snowboarder Cullen Patrick is successful and kinda famous. So when he inherits an old Colorado hotel from an unknown relative, he really should leave well enough alone.

Matt Nathanson has been managing the Treeline Estates since college. He loved the elderly former owner, and he stands to inherit the place if no one claims it in the next week. Of course, Cullen shows up, and Matt thinks it’s time to move on. He doesn’t want to like Cullen, no matter how engaging the guy is, or how hunky.

Cullen has grand ideas for the Treeline, but he doesn’t want to implement them without Matt, and he’s not sure he’s ready to give up snowboarding. Can Matt convince Cullen that putting down roots is worth it… and maybe catch his heir at the same time?

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK  

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I was curious about Catching Heir in it’s audio form. In the past I have found Julia Talbot’s romances both sweet and enjoyable, but Catching Heir – as much I enjoyed it – was not something I remember as a brilliant story. In fact, I remember expecting more out of it.

The story itself hits all the right buttons for me. I love to read sport orientated books – especially when you have the famous bad-boy type of competitor (though Cullen is not a bad boy). I also love when one or both of the MCs are thrown into a situation completely unexpected to what they were expecting for their careers. I am so happy to report that this is a book I found so much more enjoyable as an audio – John Solo’s narration gave enough emotion and oomph that I was missing when I initially read the book. His narration in turn made me, not literally, sit up and appreciate the story a whole lot more. Reflecting on my previous review, I think that I was finally able to hear and feel the attraction between the two MCs, which of course is vital in a romance.

The story is about Cullen Patrick; he’s famous on the snowboarding circuit and is one of the best in the country. However, he gets a call from a lawyer one day. He has inherited the bed and breakfast owned by the grandfather he had never known. There are conditions to the will, though, specifically that hotel manager Matt Nathanson is to be consulted on any major changes and essentially cannot be fired. Matt is the devoted manager of Treeline Estates. He has a lot of ideas to improve, even with a tight budget and still ensure that the building maintains its historical façade. Matt is close to inheriting Treeline too, except that Cullen finally turns up to claim his inheritance.

Riding the Circuit by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Riding the Circuit

(Riding Cowboy Flats 03)
by

Julia Talbot

Rodeo cowboy Frost Barton spends most of his time on tour, and that’s the way he likes it. But when his dad dies suddenly, Frost returns to southern New Mexico to attend the funeral and help his mom decide what to do with their small family ranch. Frost is already considering retiring from bull riding and planting his itchy feet in the ground. Meeting horse trainer Matt Morales just adds another pull in that direction, though Frost still isn’t sure he’s ready to give up the circuit—even if Matt makes settling down look mighty tempting.

Matt is old enough to know better, but he falls for Frost anyway. They only have so much time to spend together before Frost goes back on tour, but Matt believes they might have something special. He keeps the home fires burning while Frost earns his living, but Matt hopes he can convince Frost to come home—to stay.

Release date: 7th June 2017
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Just A Cowboy by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Just A Cowboy

(Riding Cowboy Flats 02)
by

Julia Talbot

Can an old-fashioned cowboy and a young man on the run from his dark past find a future together?

Herschel is a simple rancher who believes everybody deserves a second chance, which is why he tends to hire underdogs—like Dalton, a young cowboy who needs all the support and TLC Herschel can offer.

Dalton doesn’t think anyone can forgive him for what he did, but Herschel seems willing to try. In fact, he might be the best thing that has ever happened to Dalton. He might even be the one to help Dalton trust in the future again. Just when he’s about to tell Herschel everything, all hell breaks loose. Herschel must help Dalton break free from everything that’s haunting him, or they’ll both end up alone.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2010.

Release date: 5th April 2017
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Wolfmanny by Julia Talbot

Julia Talbot - Wolfmanny CoverTitle: Wolfmanny

Series: Nose To Tails INC 01

Author: Julia Talbot

Genre: Paranormal, Ménage

Length: Novel (216 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 6, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.

When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.

Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.   

ISBN: 978-1-63533-287-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/wolfmanny-by-julia-talbot-8124-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Kenneth need help and fast.  When his sister passed, her husband dumped their children onto him.  Now he had five children that he was raising.  He wasn’t doing to bad, but he did need some help.  The alpha wolf of their pack, he was always busy trying to do things.  When Monie bit the nanny, he knew he needed a predator for a nanny.  He just hadn’t expected Jack.  

Kenneth and Miles have always been close, but never over stepped the boundaries.  It took Jack to make them see that they were all three mates.  However bonding never does go the way it is supposed to.  Kenneth is forced to go overseas to deal with a merger, but the time he is gone makes the others realize that they needed to step in.  If you want to know more juicy details, especially the hot sex… well you will have to read the book.

I have got to tell you that the title rocked.  It was what caught my attention and made me want to read the book.  I hadn’t even read the blurb at the time.  This story is funny as hell but there are some serious scenes in it as well.  This is a pack but it is also a family.  It is very entertaining and is a fresh new outlook with shifters.  I loved the world that was created by this author and would love to read more about this group.  

I had a lot of fun with it, although I have to say that I think the author could have done a better job with Ally’s two little brothers.  I didn’t care for that part at all and it almost had me putting the book down.  Other than that, the book was quite enjoyable.  I hope that there will be a second book in which Gunny might find his mate as well as Zak.  I can guarantee that this book will be a hit with you. 

I would definitely recommend it.

Wolfmanny by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Wolfmanny

(Nose to Tails INC 01)
by

Julia Talbot

Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.

When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.

Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.

Release date: 6th February 2017

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Jackass Flats by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Jackass Flats

(Riding Cowboy Flats 01)
by

Julia Talbot

Can a traveling military man and a set-in-his-ways cowboy find a way to make things work?

Tate feels like the best part of life has probably passed him by, which is why the thirtysomething cowboy hits the bars every night. When he meets Dave, a young soldier from a nearby Army base, though, Tate figures things might be looking up. He and Dave get off to a rocky start, but Tate soon finds that he and the kid have enough in common to make things interesting.

Dave isn’t really into the whole don’t ask, don’t tell thing, and he doesn’t bother to hide his relationship with Tate from his friends. Once he realizes he should have been more careful, it might be too late. But Dave is willing to fight for Tate, even if it means taking on the military.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

Release date: 28th December 2016
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Catching Heir by Julia Talbot

Julia Talbot - Catching Heir Cover sTitle: Catching Heir

Series: Dreamspun Desires 23

Author: Julia Talbot

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (250 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1 Dec 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Is he in love with an old hotel—or its new owner?

Professional snowboarder Cullen Patrick is successful and kinda famous. So when he inherits an old Colorado hotel from an unknown relative, he really should leave well enough alone.

Matt Nathanson has been managing the Treeline Estates since college. He loved the elderly former owner, and he stands to inherit the place if no one claims it in the next week. Of course, Cullen shows up, and Matt thinks it’s time to move on. He doesn’t want to like Cullen, no matter how engaging the guy is, or how hunky.

Cullen has grand ideas for the Treeline, but he doesn’t want to implement them without Matt, and he’s not sure he’s ready to give up snowboarding. Can Matt convince Cullen that putting down roots is worth it… and maybe catch his heir at the same time?

ISBN: 978-1-63477-678-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/catching-heir-by-julia-talbot-7737-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started to read this one. I love to read sport orientated books – especially when you have the famous bad-boy type of competitor (though Cullen is not a bad boy). I also love when one or both of the MCs are thrown into a situation completely unexpected to what they were expecting for their careers. But … I don’t know. I just felt that while reading Catching Heir I was expecting more.

The story is about Cullen Patrick; he’s famous on the snowboarding circuit and is one of the best in the country. However, he gets a call from a lawyer one day. He has inherited the bed and breakfast owned by the grandfather he had never known. There are conditions to the will, though, specifically that hotel manager Matt Nathanson is to be consulted on any major changes and essentially cannot be fired. Matt is the devoted manager of Treeline Estates. He has a lot of ideas to improve, even with a tight budget and still ensure that the building maintains its historical façade. Matt is close to inheriting Treeline too, except that Cullen finally turns up to claim his inheritance.

I enjoyed the story, don’t get me wrong. I particularly love Matt’s character. But for me there was just something missing. I’m not sure how to explain it. I’ve read books by Julia Talbot before and have enjoyed them. I love the writing style. The problem, I think, with Catching Heir, that I while I was able to feel the attraction between the guys; I wasn’t totally sold on the chemistry between them. There was something about Cullen that seemed like things were being held back – whether that was intentional part of the story or just the writing, I’m not sure.

However, for a bit of a winter treat, this was still an enjoyable story, because in the end I really did love Matt and after a while I could see that he and Cullen were meant to be.

Catching Heir by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Catching Heir

(Dreamspun Desires 23)
by

Julia Talbot

Is he in love with an old hotel—or its new owner?

Professional snowboarder Cullen Patrick is successful and kinda famous. So when he inherits an old Colorado hotel from an unknown relative, he really should leave well enough alone.

Matt Nathanson has been managing the Treeline Estates since college. He loved the elderly former owner, and he stands to inherit the place if no one claims it in the next week. Of course, Cullen shows up, and Matt thinks it’s time to move on. He doesn’t want to like Cullen, no matter how engaging the guy is, or how hunky.

Cullen has grand ideas for the Treeline, but he doesn’t want to implement them without Matt, and he’s not sure he’s ready to give up snowboarding. Can Matt convince Cullen that putting down roots is worth it… and maybe catch his heir at the same time?

Release date: 1st December 2016 

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Midnight Rodeo : Belonging by Julia Talbot, Kiernan Kelly and BA Tortuga

511qoKoGFXL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Midnight Rodeo: Belonging
Series: Midnight Rodeo 2
Author: Julia Talbot, Kiernan Kelly, BA Tortuga,
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Multi-Author Anthology – 240 pages
Publisher: Turtlehat Creatives (January 11, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.

ISBN: 978-1-94283-107-5

Product Link(s): http://amzn.to/1pfjrGk

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Reviewer: Lisa

Anthology - Midnight Rodeo 02 - Belonging RCReview: I have never actually been to a rodeo but if they come with the supernatural then I am sure to be there. I had not expected this to be so much fun. I wasn’t a fan of the cover which is usually what catches my eye, but damn I am glad to read this fun little anthology.

I have not really read anything by these authors before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect but they were pretty damn good. I mean you get werewolves, feline shifters, vampires and many others.

Although I am not really sure about ghost riders, they always make me think of a song.

Light a Rocket by Julia Talbot ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Rocket is probably the worst rider in Darque and Knight Rodeo. This cheetah shifter is fast, but he only has so many lives in his cat body, and he spends more time injured than not. Raven Walkingman is the number one cowboy, at the top of his game. The two seem an unlikely match, but Raven enjoys doing things no one expects him to, including Rocket.

Raven likes his relationships casual and when Rocket starts talking mates as shifters do, Raven pulls up the stakes. He has his animal spirit guides, his good friends, and his fancy trailer. He doesn’t need a ragtag cheetah falling for. His spirit guides know better. They adore Rocket and are more than happy to support him, and abandon Raven, until the stubborn fool does the right thing.

Poor Rocket is at the bottom of the pile and somehow always manages to get injured. Which for a cat shifter is bizarre. Which actually made me laugh, because one knows cats are so elegant and graceful. Raven is one of the top cowboys and damn the man is fine.

These two hook up and I have to say that it is hot. Rocket is a cheetah shifter and is damn fast running. He is just trying to not only fit in but make it financially. Raven is his mate, but Rocket is a player. That is until Raven thinks Rocket has stolen his spirits. It isn’t until he realizes what is going on that things heat up.

I had a blast reading this and have to say that Rocket is my favorite so far.

Freaked Out by Kiernan Kelly ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Gargoyle-shifter Killian has spent his life living and working with all different sorts of supernatural folk, but because he had three forms instead of two like most other shifters, he feels like a freak. His habit of minding his own business has been his shield against being hurt, and to aid in that endeavor, he’s adopted a stony personality.

When a troupe of sideshow performers are hired by Darque and Knight to augment the rodeo, he’s forced to redefine his ideas of what constitutes beauty and what defines a freak. Meanwhile, the hard, protective shell he’s erected around his heart threatens to crack wide open under the tender touch of Micah, the sideshow’s hideous Snake Man.

You don’t come across many gargoyle shifters in stories and they are probably my favorite by far. Not so much the snake shifter though. Killian is the gargoyle and Micah is the snake man.

Now I am not too sure about these two but they do pull at your heart strings. Micah has been stuck between his shifts and is trying to figure out how to get to one or the other. When Killian goes there and finds out what is going on things are going to get heated up.

I had a blast reading this and would like more stories like this one. I would also like to hear more about these two characters in the near future. They are fun to learn about.

Tails and Whiskers by BA Tortuga ♥♥♥♥4
Tiger shifter Dmitri loves the rodeo. Darque and Knight has become his home, and he adores all of his new friends. His past as a circus animal makes him hate injustice, so when he meets a trick rider and fox shifter, Dmitri is appalled to find that the hot little kit isn’t allowed inside the rodeo unless he’s working .

In fact, none of the entertainers are allowed in, all being contractors and thus bound to a greedy goblin. As Dmitri and Isaac fall in love, they find growing dissatisfaction with the status quo, and they go to their friends for support in forcing a policy change. Too bad there’s a certain goblin who doesn’t want to give up control of his workers.

Can Dmitri and Isaac find a way to be together, and to make a change for the better of everyone at D&K?

Although I love gargoyles, tigers have always been my top favorite of the shifters. They are powerful, big and just so gorgeous. Dmitri is a Siberian tiger shifter and tigers are normally loners. However when he comes across a cute little fox shifter he is intrigued. Isaac is just as cute as can be and he is so damn quirky that he has me smiling the whole time. When Dmitri finds out that Isaac and his brothers are being hurt, he is going to start knocking heads together.

These two are gorgeous together and are perfect mates. I feel horrible about the pain Isaac and his family is going through but I love the fact that Dmitri will do everything for his mate. What a wonderful read this was and I can’t wait to read more like this from an amazing author.

Way to go BA Tortuga.

Overall
Even though I would say that you could read this as a standalone anthology I would suggest reading book one first. It will give you an insight into this amazing world. I really loved the rodeo them but it just seemed so damn strange. I must admit that it was missing something to make it perfect but it was still a pretty damn good book.

I would recommend it to everyone.

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One and Only Bear by Julia Talbot

28603879Title: One and Only Bear
Series: Grizzly List, #2
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Shapeshifter/ Paranormal
Length:
Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC (March 1, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes a bear is more than just a bear.

Oscar is a socially awkward bear who’s not like the other bear shifters in Colorado. He’s a white spirit bear, and he works as a phone psychic. When he decides to try the Grizzly List weekly, he’s only looking for a friend, knowing love isn’t in the cards for him.

Firefighter Patrick is an outgoing grizzly shifter who’s happy to meet Oscar and give him whatever he needs, as long as Oscar doesn’t need a mate. Patrick doesn’t believe in fated mates.

Can these two teach each other that what they want and what they need isn’t the same thing?

ISBN: 978-1-94357-666-1

Product Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-oneandonlybear-1978067-145.html

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Julia gave me a new type of bear to love. Oscar is a white spirit bear and he is like no other. He is a computer nerd and works as a phone psychic. He is very good at handling strangers or crowds. He wants someone to be friends with who love to cuddle. So he signs up for a dating service. Wow the man he got was not one he expected.

Patrick is a big grizzly who is outgoing and very friendly. He is a local fireman who doesn’t believe in mates. However when he meets Oscar he might just change his mind.

Now I must admit that I would have loved to smack Patrick for his attitude but he redeems himself later on.

I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.

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Midnight Rodeo: Belonging Anthology, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Midnight Rodeo: Belonging

by

Kiernan Kelly, Julia Talbot & B.A. Tortuga

What happens when rodeos start to get too tough for humans to compete in? Midnight Rodeo, of course, where supernatural creatures like shifters and vampires work for the prize money, and for the awe of their audience.

Light a Rocket by Julia Talbot

Rocket is probably the worst rider in Darque and Knight rodeo troupe. This cheetah shifter is fast as the wind, but he only has so many lives in his cat body, and he spends more time injured than not. Raven Walkingman is the number one cowboy in the Midnight Rodeo, at the top of his game. The two seem an unlikely match, but Raven enjoys doing things no one expects him to, including Rocket.

Raven likes his relationships casual, though, and when Rocket starts talking mates as shifters are wont to do, Raven pulls up the stakes. He has his animal spirit guides, his good friends, and his fancy trailer. He doesn’t need a ragtag cheetah falling in love with him. His spirit guides know better. They adore Rocket and are more than happy to support him, and abandon Raven, until the stubborn fool does the right thing.

Tails and Whiskers by BA Tortuga

Tiger shifter Dmitri loves the rodeo. Darque and Knight has become his home, and he adores all of his new friends. Still, his past as a circus animal causes him to hate injustice, so when he meets a trick rider and fox shifter, Dmitri is appalled to find that the hot little kit isn’t allowed inside the rodeo ground except when he works. In fact, none of the entertainers are allowed in, all being contractors and thus bound to a different boss, who happens to be a greedy goblin.

As Dmitri and Isaac learn to love one another, they find growing dissatisfaction with the status quo, and they go to their friends for support in forcing a policy change. Too bad there’s a certain goblin who doesn’t want to give up control of his workers. Can Dmitri and Isaac find a way to be together, and to make a change for the better of everyone at D&K?

Freaked Out by Kiernan Kelly

Gargoyle-shifter Killian has spent his life living and working with all different sorts of supernatural folk, but because he had three forms instead of two like most other shapeshifters, he’s always felt like a freak. His habit of keeping to himself and minding his own business has been his shield against being hurt, and to aid in that endeavor, he’s adopted a stony personality.

When a troupe of sideshow performers are hired by Darque and Knight to augment the rodeo, he’s forced to redefine his ideas of what constitutes beauty and what defines a freak. Meanwhile, the hard, protective shell he’s erected around his heart threatens to crack wide open under the tender touch of Micah, the sideshow’s hideous Snake Man.

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Incomparable by Julia Talbot

412DprknVfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Incomparable
Series: Bloodrose, #8
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal/ Multicultural/ New Adult
Length: Short Story (36 Pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (March 27, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Nikolas is a performer at paranormal the nightclub Bloodrose. When it comes to bottoming on stage, he’s incomparable. When it concerns dating co-workers, Nikolas is on way shakier ground.

New bar manager Ashe has been told Nik is way out of his league. Maybe that’s why he’s not prepared for what happens when the two of them begin dating. Can the boys figure out their hang-ups before it’s too late for their relationship?

A Bloodrose story.

ISBN: 978-1-61040-456-3

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=3846

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jonny hired Ashe to bartend. I don’t think he had any idea that as soon as he saw Nik he was attracted. He wanted the man. Too bad everyone keeps telling him that the man is incomparable. He never dates coworkers and isn’t too sure about those around him.

However it is up to Nik to make the move, whether he is sure or not.
I had a blast with this book and look forward to reading the next story. Although these stories are way too short. I think if they were more flushed out and details added that they would be a top rate story. They do have a great amount of humor in them that I enjoy.

These stories are a blast to read and I would definitely recommend them. Although with this one, it was a bit different. It moved to fast for me to truly love. It doesn’t really take away from the story though. Julia does have a great imagination.

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The Werewolf Code: The Moon by Julia Talbot

7104323._UY200_Title: The Werewolf Code: The Moon
Series: Bloodrose, #2
Author: Julia Talbot
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter/ Fantasy/ Vampires
Length: Short Story (29 Pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (March 10, 2008)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Kasey and Deke make a pretty good living as private detectives, even for a werewolf and a vampire. They know they have trouble when a tall blonde shows up, asking them to keep tabs on her cheating husband. Kasey knows the woman is lying, but they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.

When the cheating hubby turns out to be a genetic mutant with some unusual talents, it will take all of Kasey’s with and skill, and all of Deke’s strength to keep them alive and keep the danger under wraps.

Can Deke and Kasey save the day and finally get some time to themselves?

ISBN: 9781603703017

Product Link: Torquere Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the second book in this series and I would suggest you read them in order. Kasey and Deke are a pretty amazing couple that is for sure. Deke is a werewolf who loves to be bitten and Kasey is a vampire who is into biting Deke.

Deke believes one always trusts other werewolves and he goes with it. So when they are contacted by a bitch who wanted them to follow her husband, it is Kasey that knows she is lying. Hell there is no husband, just a man who was experimented on. I think Kasey needs to keep Deke tied to the bed next time he comes up with an idea.

The sexy between them is majorly hot and kinky. It is a very fast paced story but way too short to get anything more than a nibble.

I had fun with it and definitely will be reading the next story.

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