Evan by Catherine Lievens

Title: Evan

Series: Council Assassins 05

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (119 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (January 11, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes trust is all it takes.

Evan’s life is hell—he’s betrayed the trust Win and the other council assassins have in him, and he’s allowed one of his marks to manipulate and blackmail him. He’s not sure how to get out of the situation, or if it’s even possible. He doesn’t have time to deal with the fact that he lives with his mate and that he’s been ignoring Greg for a while.

Greg has known Evan is his mate since he arrived at the warehouse. He’s stayed away because he can understand why Evan avoided him while he was still seventeen, but he’s eighteen now, and he at least wants to know if there’s the possibility of a future for them.

Greg’s push unravels the lies Evan has been building, and his secret comes to light. Will the other assassins—his family—forgive him for what he’s done? Will Greg? Or will Evan find himself alone against the threat of his blackmailer and the people who are still trying to kill the assassins?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2369-8

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Whitedell Pride, Gillham Pack and the Council Enforcer’s series. I would start with the Whitedell Pride series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Evan has a secret that just might get him kicked out of the only home he truly knew. He had disobeyed several orders but he just wanted to keep everyone safe. He let his mark live and then be used by the same man. He has also been staying away from his mate trying to figure this out.

Greg was not an assassin so he didn’t truly know what they went through. However he knew his mate and wanted him. To bad his mate was being difficult. He knew about life being difficult so he had the patience. He had been one of the kids who were saved from those who just wanted pets. Guess it is time for a bit of spying and a lot of help.

As I am a fan of this series I was a bit let down with this particular story. I know why Greg did what he did but I felt that it was not a good plan. Other than that it was still a pretty good story and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

With this story you get action, excitement, danger and some hot sexy times. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have but I can say that it will still be read many times over. The characters didn’t do anything for me but I would say that I did like Greg’s little brother quite a bit.

I did enjoy the story and would recommend it.

Escaping Christmas by Lynn Hagen

Title: Escaping Christmas

Series: Brac Village 21

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 4, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Christmas isn’t always a joyous time of year. Not according to Robbie. After suffering a devastating loss a few years ago, he wants nothing to do with the holiday. Too bad he can’t simply escape Christmas, but fate has other plans.

Abner loves everything about Christmas, but his excitement is hampered by Robbie’s sour mood. He’s at his wits’ end on how to cheer Robbie up—until they’re splashed by freezing water while trying to cross the street. Abner is livid, ready to tell the driver off. Instead, he stares at the second most gorgeous man he’s ever met.

Malachi ran into town for errands, unknowingly heading right toward his mates. He’s baffled that Robbie and Abner have been together for weeks, and Abner is clueless about mates. When a rogue terrorizes the town and a deer starts stalking Robbie, it’s up to Malachi to set the holiday right and show his men that sometimes three is better than two.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-7905

Product Link: Siren-Book Strand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Three mates in an action packed story is what you get to enjoy. Malachi is a panther shifter, Abner is a human and Robbie is an impala. Mix that in with Christmas and a magic reindeer and watch out for some fun times. Robbie and Abner are the first to meet but Robbie has kept the fact that he is a shifter from Abner. So imagine Abner’s surprise when they meet Malachi and finds out that humans are not as alone as he thought.

However a few problems are in store for them. For one Robbie hates Christmas with a passion, talk about a scrooge. Then there is the fact that a rogue shifter is out there, well they are going to need that reindeer’s help to make Christmas perfect.

The rogue shifter was not truly explained on why they couldn’t get their hands on him and how he escapes them. Where this story was pretty cool it just didn’t have the impact that I would have expected from it. It felt rushed and was missing some good parts to it. The reindeer was a funny character he wasn’t truly as outstanding that I have found in other stories. The whole story just lacked as much excitement that I would have wanted to see.

Other than those few issues with the story I did enjoy reading it quite a bit.

Sasha by Catherine Lievens

Title: Sasha

Series: Council Enforcers 18

Author: Catherine Lievens

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (123 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (Februray 15, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Sasha doesn’t want a mate. He barely even wants friends, but he’s given up on trying to keep them out of his life. He’s content as he is, working at the bar in Gillham and going home to his empty apartment. It’s better that way, and safer—for everyone. Because Sasha has a secret, and he’s already responsible for one death, and he doesn’t want anything like that to happen again.

Hunter has always been content with hookups and one-night stands. He’s never really thought about finding his mate—until he does. Sasha is standoffish, and while Hunter wishes he were an easier man to deal with, he’s ready to wait as long as he needs to in order to have him in his life. Still, when he and his team are sent on a mission in the Brazilian rainforest, he hopes that will give Sasha enough time to make a decision about them.

Sasha realizes he’s made a mistake by pushing Hunter away when Hunter doesn’t come back from the mission. Hunter is stuck in a rainforest crawling with members of the Beasts gang, and he needs help. Will Sasha be able to help him, or will he lose Hunter before he even has him?

ISBN: 978-14874-2410-7

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Whitedell Pride, Gillham Pack and the Council Assassin’s series. I would start with the Whitedell Pride series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Stubborn mates is one way of looking at it. Sasha had been one of the human’s who had been captured and experimented on. He got a power that scared him and made him not want to even try it. His one try at a relationship had ended up in death and he feared loosing another. He was left with memories as well as scars from what had happened. Then his mate ended up in trouble and damn if he wasn’t going to rush in and help.

Hunter loved sex and never with the same man. Then he scented his mate and that all changed. He just didn’t know how to get through to him and how to help him. Then when a mission went bad, well lets just say the shock of his mate stunned him.

I liked the guys quite a bit although I felt more for Sasha. He just pulled to me more than the others. His story was horrible and I understood him better than Hunter. It is an action packed story with quite a bit of excitement and hot sexy times. This is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I was also glad to see Nysys in it, he always makes my day.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

No Rules Required by Lynn Hagen

Title: No Rules Required

Series: Brac Village 30

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (78pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (March 11, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Desperate to get out of a bad situation, Corey flees the city only to find himself in some small town. Brac Village is a hidden gem, an oasis for Corey to figure out his next move. Or so he thought. For two days he slept in his car, unable to find a place to rent, until luck strikes and he overhears some guy whining about needing a roommate. Corey feels as if his life is finally turning around, until he meets his roommate’s uncle. Lord help him.

Jake has been given an undercover assignment from his boss back in Chicago. Find the partner of the dirty cop and take him down. Everyone on the Brac Village police force is a suspect, and Jake is determined to catch the killer. What he hadn’t expected was to find his mate. But Corey’s not easy to pin down, not when he’s hiding secrets about a past he’s running from.

ISBN: 9781642436921

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Corey flees an abusive situation and ends up in Brac Village. However he seems to only have bad luck. He can’t find a place to stay for one. That is until he overhears someone who needs a new roommate. Things might just be looking up especially when he even lands a job.

Jake has been assigned to find the man who killed an innocent. He joins the police department in Brac Village and has the luck of finding an apartment right across from his nephew and his mate. He knows that one of the killers had been a cop that had been killed not too long ago, but to him everyone at the station might just be the other killer. He must protect his mate and in comes the surprises with this one.

I enjoyed the humor mixed in with the seriousness of the story. The characters are quite enjoyable and sweet, or at least Corey is. Jake is a bit like the cop down the street, hard headed and strong. I like that the story is full of action, excitement and entertaining. However it felt rushed which has been a pattern with the last few books by this author that I have been reading.

Other than my issues with the story it was an enjoyable read it and I look forward to the next book.

The Wolf by Your Side by Alexia Ward

Title: The Wolf by Your Side

Series: Magnificent Beast 04

Author: Alexia Ward

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella

Publisher: Siren Publishing (21st December 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian Dark is in love with his boss, a grizzly bear shifter named Christian Cruz. He’s never had the courage to tell him. When Christian invites him on a weeklong trip to a Palm Beach resort, Sebastian jumps at the chance, hoping to finally tell Christian how he feels and show him how wonderful they could be together.

Christian Cruz can’t believe he accepted to be his ex-boyfriend’s best man. Unfortunately, he can’t take it back. He has to face his ex and the bridal party in Palm Beach. Luckily, Sebastian has offered to accompany him. Christian has heard from his brother that the wolf shifter likes him. He’s hoping to get to know Sebastian on a more intimate level and see where things lead.

But just as they grow closer, danger threatens to tear them apart. Mother Nature is about to unleash her deadly wrath. Christian and Sebastian are directly in her path. Can Christian keep Sebastian, the shifter he’s falling in love with, safe?

ISBN: 9781640108134

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Sebastian is the youngest brother in the family and he is about to go out of his mind. He has had the hots for his boss and his best friends uncle for quite sometime, but he never lets Christian know. That is until his older brother brings home a human mate, and his best friend is still out. So with a few drinks in him, he blurts it out.

Christian can’t believe his luck. He thought he might be getting back with his ex, only for his ex to tell him he is getting married. He is getting married to a female and wants Christian to be his best man. One night out and he finds out that Sebastian has the hots for him. He invites him to the wedding. Things happen and well you will just have to read the book.

It is a very interesting and entertaining tale. It is also flaky, weak, and came off like it had been a rush job. There was great potential, but for some reason it just didn’t work out. Even though it came off rushed, it still was a fun read. I did like the characters, but their chemistry was not there at first. I mean one minute you were madly in love with your ex, then the next with one kiss your heart is being changed. Then for added juice, throw in an disaster, which could have been left off. The whole story was just off to me. I was hoping that the previous books were a fluke, but the writing just keeps going in the same direction. It is still an interesting read.

Meet Me At Sunrise by Lynn Hagen

Title: Meet Me At Sunrise

Series: Mercury Rising 11

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 2, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Colton has been fighting for nearly a year not to become Master of the vampire coven. When a capture warrant brings him to Black Dragon, he has no choice but to face the Veneto triplets. Colton is split between his allegiance to his pack and his responsibilities to the coven he left leaderless after killing Magnus. When Matt basically disowns Colton, he has no choice but to turn to the coven he’s loathed for so long. But the brothers aren’t fighting fair, and when they claim Colton as their mate, his loyalties are torn.

Lucian, Corbin, and Antonio have been trying to lure Colton to the coven, but their efforts have been fruitless until Colton shows up with a capture warrant. They finally have their wolf where he belongs, but can they keep Colton at their side, or will he rejoin his pack to hunt down the creatures from the veil that have been set loose in Mercury?

ISBN: 978-1-64243-5719

Product Link: Siren-Bookstrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Mercury Rising collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. Although with this story your looking at four men mating.

Colton hated vampires and now he was their leader. Here he was a wolf shifter in charge of a coven that killed his little brother. To top it off he had not one, not two but three mates. Triplets that were all vampires.

I like Colton from the previous stories however I didn’t care for this story. It was harder to get into for one and then there was the fact that he was turned into a vampire without permission. The story was not as engaging as most of this author’s work has been. I just couldn’t get my head into it. I am not a fan of this many mates in one mating. It just comes off poorly to me. The story itself felt rushed and I didn’t care for the vampires at all.

I hate to say it but this story just didn’t draw me in as it should have and makes me want to stray from anymore of this series. However I have not left a series unread in awhile so we will see what the next one has going for it.

The Pied Piper of Maddox by Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Title: The Pied Piper of Maddox

Series: Eternal Flames Maddox 09

Author: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Menage

Length: Novella (177pgs)

Publisher: Cree Storm & Maggie Walsh (15th February 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Baxter Kenny is the owner of Maddox’s only hotel. When strange and unexplainable things start happening, Baxter starts to believe his hotel may be haunted. Then one night the fire alarm goes off and Baxter rushes through the halls, making sure all his guest are evacuating. Just as he is about to leave as well, he finds a sweet little girl hiding in the lobby. When Baxter talks to her, trying to get her outside and to safety, he is shocked when Laurie explains that a “ghost” rescued her from her room and left her there to wait for Baxter.

Dallas, the Maddox Arson Investigator is called onto the scene at the Maddox Hotel. When he meets the gorgeous man who owns the hotel, Dallas is shocked to find out the little human is his mate.

As the two work together to find out who started the fire, suddenly little Laurie goes missing. After watching the surveillance footage from around the hotel, they, along with Nick, the fire chief are shocked to see that Baxter may be on track with his ghost theory.

Miles is a lonely soul who ran from his home, distressed over the shame he brought on his family because of who he is. After a long search he believes he has found the right place for him when he comes across the Maddox Hotel, but when the little girl Laurie is threatened to be taken away, Miles steps in to save her.

When Miles is finally discovered, he is shocked to find that it is not only his mate that has found him but that he has two. The sweet hotel owner, Baxter, who he has been admiring from afar since his arrival, along with the hot Fireman, dragon shifter, Dallas.

When the smoke clears and the people of Maddox discover that Laurie may be part of a larger crime ring, the three join forces to do everything they can to hold onto the little girl who has stolen their hearts, and at the same time learn to come together as a mated tri.

ISBN: B07NTQ8M4G

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Eternal Flames Maddox collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This story is connected to the Eternal Flames and the Kaliss series.

Lounge rearranged, pool cleaned, towel’s used, food missing and cooked food when no one is around might just be the sign of the perfect guest. However this unexpected guest also started a fire by accident and he was unseen. However Miles managed to save a little girl from the fire, although he was the one that had started that fire, by accident of course. Miles was a Siren who ran away from home because he couldn’t hold a tune, but there are many surprises to come to him real soon.

Baxter was a sweet hotel owner who loved to help people. He just couldn’t figure out who was doing the surprising things around the hotel when no one was around and even the camera’s didn’t catch him. When a fire starts and he finds a cutie pie who says the white man saved her and told her to watch for Baxter, he is starting to think that his hotel might just be haunted.

Dallas is the fire investigator who is the lucky man to deal with the hotel fire, but even luckier because he has found his mate. When they find out about Miles, lets just say three is definitely not a crowd for these sexy men. However there is something major about the little girl that might just lead them to a larger problem.

Entertaining, exciting, full of action and danger but lets not forget some hot sexy times. You don’t just get two sexy men but three. This is one of those stories that will be read many times over and never forgotten. I am always on the lookout for these books and have always enjoyed the characters that are involved. I especially love when I get to see some of my favorite characters showing up. As always my attention was caught from the moment I started reading and kept all the way to the end. Not a thing was missing from it and that is a plus.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend this book and can guarantee that you will enjoy it. Now I am off to read it again.

The Cub and His Alphas by Lisa Oliver

Title: The Cub and His Alphas

Series: Alpha and Omega 07

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (138 Pages)

Publisher: Lisa Oliver (December 25, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Twenty-three year old bear shifter, Daniel Borden had his life crash around his ears at the tender age of fifteen when his parents were killed in a car accident. Struggling to control his shifts during puberty, Daniel left the foster care home he’d been placed in the day he turned eighteen. Thankfully, his parents left him well provided for and he was able to realize his dream – owning a safe place to call his own. Now an international best-selling author, Daniel hides behind his computer, convinced his life is fine just the way it is. Unfortunately, his only vice – a love of wild blueberries – changes his life in ways he’d only dreamed of.

Zeke McIntyre and Ty Hollifield are two Kodiak bear shifters who’ve spent ten years on the road, looking for their elusive third. Determined to allow the hand of fate to guide them, they end up in a “blink and you miss it” town all because of a white picket fence. Deciding to take the time to stretch their legs and let their long suffering bear forms free, Ty and Zeke spend their days wandering about in their fur in the nearby forest and loving on each other the way mated bears do. Until a brief hint of an alluring scent in the air, guides them to the one they’ve been looking for.

The older Kodiaks arrival in Daniel’s life brings out issues he’d never had to face head on before. Convinced by his mates to attend a writer’s conference in Roswell, and unwilling to let his mates down, Daniel has to face the fears that kept him hidden in his lovely house. Will he ever learn to trust the safety that could be found in his lovers’ arms, or will he be going home alone?

ISBN: 9780463141878

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Zeke and Ty have been mates for over ten years but they both new that they were missing an important part. They were missing their mate, to make them a true triad. They have been riding on their bikes for so long that they didn’t truly have a home to go back to. They had just stopped at a cute part of the forest where they were lucky to find some tasty berries and their mate. Of course with their luck they had to chase that mate down. The little guy took off like a bat out of hell.

Daniel is a small brown bear and is basically considered a cub at his age. He lost his parents at a young age and had been thrown into the foster care, the human foster care. He had to hide not only what he was but being an omega, he had to hide from the crazies. He started writing at a young age and was doing pretty good at it. However it left him with lots of fear of the outside world. So when two big bears show up, you got it, he runs home.

It is going to take all their patience to get this right. I could feel everything Daniel could feel and just listening to him was heart breaking. The big alpha’s were definitely on the right path, although I hope Daniel does give them a small break for kicking ass to keep him safe. What I love most about these stories is you can feel the way Lisa feels in each of her stories. She puts her whole heart into it and the stories turn out to be amazing.

With this story you get so much from it, including danger, excitement, adventure and some hot sexy times. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a blast reading this and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Star Dance by Samantha Cayto

Title: Star Dance

Series: Alien Blood Wars 04

Author: Samantha Cayto

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (256 Pages)

Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 25, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Malcolm MacLerie has long made his home in the wild Highlands of Scotland. Sick of the endless war with Dracul and living with terrible guilt over the crash, he seeks peace and quiet. When his captain asks for his help one last time, however, he can’t refuse. Honor demands no less. His surveillance of Dracul’s castle turns into a rescue mission when a brutalized boy runs right into his arms.

Brenin has survived the vicious life of being an alien’s slave. His desperate bid to escape leads him into yet another monster’s castle—or so he fears. The more time he spends with Malcolm, the more he doubts his own worries. He has to fight a pull toward this alien who wears a kilt and fights with a sword.

Malcolm isn’t looking to get attached to anyone, let alone a traumatized human, but Brenin’s knowledge of the monster’s lair makes him invaluable and forces them to work together. Duty turns to desire, despite his best intentions. Even as they fight their growing attraction, they keep getting in deeper.

ISBN: 978-1-78651-700-5

Product Link: Pride Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Brenin had been kicked out for being gay and did all he could to survive. That was how he ended up in such a horrible place. Now he was a slave to a monster that used men, got them pregnant as many times as he could and then killed them. He had no clue how to get out. To his surprise it was another slave, one that was heavily pregnant and wanted to die, that gave him the way to safety. Safety all right, one that led him into the arms of another monster, or so he thought.

Malcolm felt that the crash on the planet that they were stuck on. He felt the guilt and anguish from it. He would follow his captain any where but his heart had no longer been in it. He wanted to live his life alone so to speak, but knew he would always come when Alex called for his help. It led him to the young man that would call to him in a way no one else could.

Evil was out there and many twists will come to this story. This story more outlined the sexual assaults on the young humans who were being changed better than the previous books did. It had quite a bit more details to it that I quite enjoyed. I loved Demi and the young men a lot more than I really did the others. The lingo was a bit harder to understand but after awhile I figured it out. It is a very good story that is action packed and danger filled.

I can’t say that this is one of my favorite series but it ranks pretty high on my reading list. I had a few issues with the book that might just be the company mistake instead of the authors, as it was missing the first page to each chapter. However it was easy to figure it out. It didn’t really take away from the story as I had expected, just drove me crazy.

The story itself is quite unique and I enjoyed reading it. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

Enlightening the Lab Assistant by Charlie Richards

Title: Enlightening the Lab Assistant

Series: A Loving Nip 18

Author: Charlie Richards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (80 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (January 25, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: While out on assignment to collect a human’s soul, Lindemere catches the scent of his amina, his soul, the person meant to be his reward for a thousand years of service to his master, the Horseman of Death. Distracted, he ends up in a trap meant for a gargoyle. While Lindemere could have easily gotten away, he decides to play along in hopes of getting a chance to speak with and perhaps woo his human. Before he even has the opportunity to learn the sweet-smelling man’s name, Lindemere’s master comes for him. During the course of the fight, Lindemere’s amina is injured, so he takes him to the demon realm to heal…and also in the hopes of beginning their bond. When the human wakes, Iago reveals that he considers paranormals selfish and prideful, an elitist race, and they should share their secrets of healing and longevity with mankind. Can Lindemere discover the source of Iago’s suppositions and find a way to change his mind, or will Iago refuse his suit in protest of what he considers paranormals’ slight against humanity?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-2425-1

Product Link: eXtasy Books | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This particular story is also tied to the Wolves of Stone Ridge. Kontra’s Menagerie, and A Paranormal’s Love series. I would start with the Wolves of Stone Ridge series and go from there if you want the full impact.

Iago was led to believe that all paranormal’s were selfish. He couldn’t believe that they never would help the human’s with healing or shifter abilities. He had always been told this but never once expected it to be lies. That was until he found out that he was a mate but the fear was still there.

Lindemere was a demon for Horseman of Death. After one thousand years he was granted a gift. A gift of a mate, although he might want to rethink it. He had to find away to get his mate to understand their ways. Although he had not expected to fall into a trap meant for another to find that mate. Life has a funny way of working out.

I have loved this author’s work ever since her first book came out. However I did have a bit of trouble getting into this story. It just felt off a bit and I never did figure out why. I also am not a fan of the way the stories in, there is so much more that could be added to them to make them truly stand out. Other than that they are a fun way of making the day go by faster.

I enjoyed reading this story and would definitely recommend it. I can also guarantee that these books are books that can and will be read many times over.

The One Thing Money Can’t Buy by Lisa Oliver

Title: The One Thing Money Can’t Buy

Series: Custom Solutions 01

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (149 Pages)

Publisher: Lisa Oliver (February 10, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Caractacus Hudson thinks of himself as a non-descript anomaly. A white hedgehog, banished from his prickle because of his genetics, he lives a quiet existence, hoping and praying that one day his prickle will want him back. Winning the lottery was about as likely to happen to Cari, as he was known to his friends, as being hit on the head by a meteor. But one day he did just that – won the lottery, not the meteor thing. Even then, he doesn’t see his life changing overly much, but some over zealous wolves, and a lion shifter bodyguard soon changes his ideas.

Quaid Poullon hates lottery winners, or anyone who’s come into money instead of working for it. A lion shifter with more than his fair share of pride, Quaid baulks when his brother Ernest asks him to take care of a hedgehog. But one sniff of the intriguing man goes a long way to changing his opinion. Now all he has to do is work out how to keep his little mate safe, which isn’t as easy as it should be.

A pack, a prickle, even the cat coalition want a piece of Cari and it’s not just for his sudden wealth. Suddenly the boundaries between who can be trusted and who can’t are seriously blurred and it’s all Quaid can do is try and stay one step ahead. When a bite has unexpected repercussions, even the council get involved. Is there ever going to be a scenario when Quaid and Cari can be safe?

ISBN: 9780463584989

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first part of this story had been previously published with Stormy Glenn’s Man Love Fantasies blog. It has been rewritten with several thousand words added on, so quite a bit more story to love.

Cari had been kicked out by his family and prickle, then ignored by many other shifter groups. He lived on the outskirt of a wolf pack but never allowed to join. The reason is they are predators and he is one cute little white hedgehog. He lived in a small apartment and didn’t have much to live on. Then his life changed, he won the lottery. Now everyone wanted to get their hands on it. He had no one to trust, that is until the lottery introduced him to his new protector, who just so happened to be his mate.

Quaid hates babysitting duty, especially those who win the lottery. Then he got a look at the cute little guy and his heart starting beating, but not so much until he caught his scent. Now he has wolves that want Cari, Cari’s prickle wanting money, attempts at force mating, sexual assault and that isn’t even the worst of it. However if want to know, read the book, you won’t regret it.

I always get a kick out of unusual shifters in stories, so when this one came out I knew I had to get my hands on it. I absolutely love hedgehogs and was glad that this author came up with this story. Action pact, excitement and adventure filled plus danger added in are just a bit of what out get with this story. Not to mention of course some pretty hot sexy times. It had my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

I would definitely recommend it.

Bitten By Fate by Annabelle Jacobs

Title: Bitten By Fate

Series: Regent’s Park Pack 06

Author: Annabelle Jacobs

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (215 pgs)

Publisher: (March 5, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Daryl plays with fire and gets burned by fate…

Former Primrose Pack member Jason Black happily accepted his role as beta in the new Regent’s Hill pack, knowing that merging the two was the best decision for everyone involved. Daryl Easton is loyal and honest but wary of change. The joining of the two packs wasn’t his preferred outcome, and he’s struggling to see all the newcomers as pack, including those now working alongside him.

When the alpha council proposes a two-week pack-building course to help improve troubled relationships, Jason and Daryl are sent along as backup. It soon becomes clear that the unit members and their betas won’t be the only ones taking part in tasks—Daryl and Jason will have challenges of their own to complete.

With the full moon adding to the rising tension, emotions are volatile, and tempers flare among the unit members. Jason and Daryl become closer than either of them expected, but with such opposing views on relationships, a messy outcome seems inevitable unless Daryl can let go of the past.

ISBN: B07P6MGCBM

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Regent’s Park pack features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Their pack has been through much heartache but it is trying to go forward. That is if they could get them all to just get along. So with the help of the council it looks like they are going to try bonding through many tasks. Daryl and Jason are both beta’s but there is just a hint of attraction between them both. Things heat up.

However Daryl never wants a relationship and a mate bound is out of the plan right off the bat. However it would seem their hearts are not in agreement and Daryl really needs to communicate better. However there is always at least one person that has issues with the pact bonding, but you must read to find out.

Heat level between these two are smoking hot and they are just about to get burned with it. The attraction is so right there in your face but damn if the boys don’t need a good smack upside the head, especially Daryl. As for the story itself well I did notice some grammar or spelling issues with it but it didn’t take away from the story as one would expect. It has some danger, excitement, adventure, kick ass moves and some hot sexy times in this story, plus a bit more.

I found that in the beginning I wasn’t as caught up in it as I should have been but once it starts moving a bit more I truly enjoyed reading it. I liked the guys but I must say that Jason will be my favorite in this story. I can’t say that this is one of my favorite but it is high up there especially the humor that I found in it.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to see what happens in the next story.

Bitten By Fate by Annabelle Jacobs Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Annabelle Jacobs stopping by with the tour for her new release Bitten by Fate, we have a fantastic giveaway for a $10 Amazon CG, Bitten By Mistake and Bitten By Desire Ebooks, and we have Lisa’s review so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Bitten By Fate

(Regent’s Park Pack 06)
by

Annabelle Jacobs

Daryl plays with fire and gets burned by fate…

Former Primrose Pack member Jason Black happily accepted his role as beta in the new Regent’s Hill pack, knowing that merging the two was the best decision for everyone involved. Daryl Easton is loyal and honest but wary of change. The joining of the two packs wasn’t his preferred outcome, and he’s struggling to see all the newcomers as pack, including those now working alongside him.

When the alpha council proposes a two-week pack-building course to help improve troubled relationships, Jason and Daryl are sent along as backup. It soon becomes clear that the unit members and their betas won’t be the only ones taking part in tasks—Daryl and Jason will have challenges of their own to complete.

With the full moon adding to the rising tension, emotions are volatile, and tempers flare among the unit members. Jason and Daryl become closer than either of them expected, but with such opposing views on relationships, a messy outcome seems inevitable unless Daryl can let go of the past.

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The Keeper by Lynn Hagen

Title: The Keeper

Series: Demon Warriors 10

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 15, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: What would you do to save the man you love? For the Keeper, he would sacrifice the universe. Bitten by Morog, his first creation, the Keeper is dying. He isn’t sure how he ended up in the vet clinic, but when Trey walks into the exam room, he knows he’s found his mate. But he grows weaker by the day, depending heavily on Trey to keep him alive. When he bites his mate, the Keeper discovers that Trey’s blood just might be the key to his survival.

As far back as Trey could remember he’s had the most bizarre dreams. But lately, his dreams have turned apocalyptic. He sees the world ending, and there is nothing he can do to stop it. When Trey is kidnapped and forced to help a dying man who claims to be the creator of the universe, Trey isn’t sure what to believe. But the harder he fights against his attraction, the harder Trey falls for the one man who could destroy mankind.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-4590

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Demon Warriors collection features a new 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 the Brac Pack, Brac Village, Zeus’s Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Gen, and several more. I would start with book one of the Brac Pack to begin with.

Trey has had the strangest dreams, dreams he remembered. Not all were sex dreams or just plain weird, but also as his best friend would say they were biblical. The end of the world. He has the best of parents and a great best friend, but life was not always fun. He was always bullied and belittled, so he kept his prize possession in tact. That is until the most gorgeous man showed up at work, then popped out and Trey is certain he is going to need a shrink to explain.

The Keeper or Aldric is the creator of everything. Too bad he no longer had control over the first demon he created, and the damn thing bit him. He has had the poison flowing through his system for over two years and now he was in dire need. Maybe he should have gone to Maverick’s the first go around. Now he needs to get the cure, catch those who have escaped, and have sexy times with the man who has turned out to be his mate. A mate that he had never expected.

This series is one of my favorites from this author. I actually love it and the books that are connected to it. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. It gives you action, excitement, adventure, danger and some hot sexy times plus so much more. The characters are unique and fresh to read about and they always keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether that is because you love them or want to smack them, I haven’t figured out yet.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Barbies and Beaches by Asta Idonea

Title: Barbies and Beaches

Series: Dreamspinner’s Warmest Wishes Advent Calendar 2018.

Author: Asta Idonea

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (21 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: For the first time ever, Shane is not looking forward to the annual Boxing Day barbecue at Matty’s house. He recently divorced, none of his friends know what to say to him now, and Shane is tired of the pity and awkwardness. Things take a turn, however, when he meets Matty’s English cousin. Neil is struggling with the Australian heat, having left the UK after a bad breakup. When Shane suggests the two of them head to a secluded beach to cool off, the growing intimacy between them might make both reassess their current situation.

ISBN: 978-1-64405-040-8

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Shane is going to a friends barbecue and doesn’t really want to go. His life has gone up in flames or so he thinks. Just wait till he gets his eyes on Neil.

The story just gives you a small taste. I am surprised at just how much story can be put into a book so short. However it doesn’t really give you a great time. It just doesn’t seem to stick with me.

It is a cute story with what one truly wants in the end. I just felt like there could have been more. I will also say the title didn’t really make me want to read the story in the first place.

Shane’s Assassin Disaster by Stephani Hecht

Title: Shane’s Assassin Disaster

Series: Shane’s Chronicles 02

Author: Stephani Hecht

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Short Story (47 Pages)

Publisher: (March 8, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When a new group of Assassins arrives at the Coalition, it’s up to Shane and his Assassins to test and train them. Even though the Coalition has a treaty with their normal enemies in place, there still is the problem of the pretty birds with rotted cores. After evaluating the new group, Shane isn’t sure what’s going to happen with them. To say their skills are a disaster is putting it mildly. Good thing Shane excels at disasters.

ISBN: 9780463392898

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This series is branched off from several other stories including Lost Shifters and Wayne County Wolves. I would start with book one in the Lost Shifters series.

Shane needs more assassins to help them fight the dino-birds but he doesn’t expect the ragtag group that came in. What idiot trained their assassin’s on just one weapon, a dead one that is for sure. Their enemy was beautiful but deadly. They needed all the help they could get, but damn these guys were in some desperate need of training.

I had almost given up on this series continuing. Shane is the top assassin with quite a bit of quirks and I have a blast reading them. This is one of those series that will be read more than once.

Dragon Defect by Cree Storm

Title: Dragon Defect

Series: D.O.A. 04

Author: Cree Storm

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (166 Pages)

Publisher: Cree Storm (February 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Lex didn’t expect to find both his mates on the same day. One is with the FBI and the other is from D.O.A…an agency designed to take down the most notorious serialists with the help of their soul bond dragon. When Solo starts having heads of past lovers delivered in the mail and dragons missing, Lex can only hope they find the sick killer before his beloved dragon becomes the next to die.

ISBN: B07NJ3RK11

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Lex, Solo and Stone are mates. There are few problems with the mating except for one major one. Lex is a feline shifter that will always need both of his mates to live but his entire life he notices no one ever sticks. So when he meets not one but both of his mates on the same day, well he runs. Solo is a agent for D.O.A. and must protect those around him. He is a human that has a dragon as his spirit leader. It is quite unique. Where as Stone is a federal agent sent to investigate what is going on in their small territory. However there are dangers that seem to crop up.

Exciting, fascinating, engaging, action pact, danger filled and quite a bit of hot sexy love scenes involving not two but three men are just a bit of what you get in this story. It definitely caught my attention from the start and I can guarantee that it will be read more than once. I loved the characters but Lex is always going to be my favorite out of the three of them. Lets just say Stone and Solo need to have their heads knocked together quite a bit.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Love’s Liability by Flynn Eire

Title: Love’s Liability

Series: Warrior Camp 19

Author: Flynn Eire

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

Publisher: Supernatural Script Inc. (December 26, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Zeke Parker is a chocolatier and candy master trying to move on from his past and hiding precious cargo from bad people… Which are his twin sons. So he has a lot on his plate, and while scary, he welcomes the chance to move into the new subdivision, as it’s better protection for them and he can stop hiding he’s a vampire.

Linden Henning hates his family and made a deal with Seneca to get free of them while continuing to do good work as Wyrok to protect people. But there is one person from his past he cannot let go.

Imagine his surprise when he finds little Zeke at the new place he’ll live and acting like they’ve never met. But when Zeke seems to be in trouble and running from something, he’ll stop at nothing to help the man he’s longed for even if it means pissing off some of the oldest vampires alive. Can Zeke risk the safety of the twins to see if Linden is who he thought or evil like his family?

ISBN: B07MNWX835

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Lex must protect his sister’s sons from their father. When she died he was always afraid that the man would show up and run with them. When the Wyrok gave him and the boys safety, he was still living in fear. Then Linden shows up and his fear racks up even more, for Linden is the boy’s uncle. It is going to take Linden some fancy steps to help the man he loves feel safe as well as the boys.

I always get a kick out of this author’s imagination and the worlds she creates. They always catch my attention and this story was no different. I must admit that I actually liked this a bit more than the others because they didn’t follow the same pattern as many of the others did. It seemed to flow even better than I thought. I got a kick out of the boys and they have made my favorite characters board. Action pact, candy filled and some pretty hot sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this story and so much more.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Americana Fairy Tale by Lex Chase *Retro Review*

Title: Americana Fairy Tale

Series: Screw Up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy: Book One / A Fairy Tales of the Open Road Novel

Author: Lex Chase

Genre:  Fairy Tale, Urban Fantasy

Length: Novel (340 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 12, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb:  Modern day fairy-tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: he’s a guy. Two: he’s Sleeping Beauty, the most useless princess in existence. Throw in his true love, Corentin Devereaux, a huntsman descended from child-eating witches, and Taylor’s younger brother, Atticus—this generation’s Snow White—who tried to kill him. That didn’t go so hot. 

For two years, Taylor and Corentin live their Happily Ever After. But Corentin is cursed to lose his memory every seven days, including his life with Taylor—a painful reminder that he can’t provide for the man he loves. Taylor insists Corentin has the strength to succeed, and when Taylor discovers a way to break the curse, he is more than willing to pay the cost. 

When an enchanted blizzard devastates Corentin’s hometown of New Orleans, Taylor is convinced Atticus is to blame and grows desperate to find him amid the Big Easy turned frozen wasteland. Corentin believes Taylor is chasing a ghost while he chases the ghosts of his own past. Old tensions scratch open scars, leaving both to wonder if they have each other’s best interests at heart. The clock is ticking until Corentin loses his memory and the rabbit hole goes so deep they may never come out.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-207-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first book in this series but I would say you could read it separately. Now to be truthful I really did not really care for this book. It gives you a new level on the old fairy tales you grew up on. However the story itself was well written with quite a bit of detail, which is not saying the pace was right on. It seemed to go in all directions and I lost interest in the story before the second chapter.

Now this should have been a reason not to grab the book, because fairy tells creep me out. I don’t have the same beliefs as many though. So I can see others falling in love with them. It has so many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat though.

Although I am not sure how to write the review without giving too much away. Taylor is the princess who doesn’t seem to have the curse where as his brother Atticus is pretty much Sleeping Beauty. They need their rescuer but it doesn’t work out the way it should. Nothing ever does. In fact Taylor and Corentin are at each other, but not in a good way, from the start. Then there is Corentin’s curse to get over. Taylor also has to save his brothers ass.

Now even I have to admit that this story was funny as hell. I have never laughed so hard in my life. It even had a lot of action, which did the opposite for me, it made the book dull in that part. I wasn’t too sure what to feel in the end. I was in fact bored quite a bit also. It was a mixture of feelings in the story.

It was a quirky and goofy story that should capture ones attention and be able to keep it. However it didn’t do that for me. It didn’t give me what I wanted from the book.

The book starts out at a pretty good pace then it hits a snag. I am not really sure how to put it, but right when you are getting to the good part, then wham nothing. Not that the story stopped telling but it just went downhill for me. I had wished that my feelings had changed with the story though. It has a great bit of potential though. I would recommend it because as I see it just because it didn’t do it for me, doesn’t mean that another would not love it.

Tulsi Vivah by Anna Kaling

Title: Tulsi Vivah

Series: Dreamspinner’s Warmest Wishes Advent Calendar 2018

Author: Anna Kaling

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (63 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: The festival of Tulsi Vivah ushers in the Hindu wedding season and tears away the love of Kristopher’s life. Three years of passion and tenderness are reduced to a shameful skeleton in the closet as Arjuna submits to the marriage his parents have arranged for him. His family has never even heard Kristopher’s name.

The festival, a ritualistic wedding between the holy basil plant, Tulsi, and her eternal lover, Vishnu, is as much of a play-act as Arjuna’s upcoming nuptials, but he believes the wedding will honor his parents and please Vishnu. So why is his Tulsi plant—whose leaves heal and bless the devout, who is Vishnu’s representative on earth—dying? Arjuna tends to her with all the care of a concerned parent, but it might take more than his devotion to save her. She might need Kris, with his clever green-fingers—and maybe a revived Tulsi can heal two hearts.

ISBN: 978-1-64405-0460

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Arjuna is so deep in the closet I am not sure he will ever get out. He is in love with Kris but to please his mother he plans to marry a woman. Kris agrees but his heart truly isn’t in it.

This story felt so stiff and formal that didn’t do the story much good. I felt bored and didn’t want to finish it, which made the fact that it was a short story a plus. I could not connect with the characters in the story. I figured it might just be the culture in this story which I didn’t understand much of. The whole story just felt off to me.

I am afraid that this story just didn’t do anything for me.