Christmas Wish by Shayne Carmichael and Mychael Black

alliwant185Title:  Christmas Wish

Series: (Legends of the Romanorum #4)

Author:  Shayne Carmichael & Mychael Black

Genre: Contemporary, holiday

Length: Short (28 pages)

Publisher:Torquere Press (December 4th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:A grigori is a Watcher angel–one who teaches humans important life lessons. Getting directly involved with a human is forbidden. Ten years ago, Elian watched the love of his life slip away, and he was forced to atone for his involvement. Now he’s back and determined to rebuild what he and his lover lost.

Ryan Nixon let ambition and greed take over his entire life. He lost everything–including his lover, Elian. Homeless and destitute, Ryan can’t believe his eyes when Elian returns and takes him in to heal. Ryan knows what happened was his own damn fault, and if it takes eternity to make it up to Elian, then so be it.

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Review: I absolutely loved this book. This will be a little hard for me to do justice since I have not read the first three books. Trust me that this story stood well on its own but made my mouth water to read the other three. I could feel the love, the passion, and the angst between both Ryan and Elian. I cannot wait to read the other books to find out what happened to Ryan to put him in this position. I am very happy that Elian has stepped in to reclaim him and that they can go forward.

I really want to know what happened to Ryan to cause him to lose everything and bring him to this low level in his life. I LOVED Elian and that he has had to endure watching Ryan lose everything and nearly die. Not be able to step in, but has finally being able to save him, at the last-minute. 

This is a very well written, intriguing short story that makes you want to know more. The characters are well-developed, and the feelings are so deep and passionate.  I am intrigued by both the characters and the story.

If you like Christmas wishes, Angels, a man down on his luck, sweet, loving relationships and some pretty hot mansex; this is definitely for you!

Forever May Not Be Long Enough by Mychael Black and Shayne Carmichael

Title: Forever May Not Be Long Enough

Series: Legends of the Romanorum 03 (The Prince’s Angel 03)

Author: Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael

Genre: Paranormal, Alternative World

Length: Novel (230pgs)

Publisher: Torquere Press (10th July 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Mael Black, vampire prince of London, and his vampire-hunting angel, Cian, are back in their third and final book!

An ancient force has awakened and is hellbent on nothing short of the total destruction of the Romanorum. Mael and Cian are thrust into the middle of things, and it’s ultimately on their shoulders to save the Romanorum itself. In the meantime, they’ve got their hands full with bringing a new son into their family, and Mael’s father trying to force Mael to denounce his relationship with Cian.

Betrayals and violent court intrigue set the stage for what promises to be an epic end to Mael and Cian’s story. But it’s only the beginning for others…

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Review: This book is part of a series and I would advise reading the series in order… oh and also reading the Blood series by Shayne Carmichael and also the Inferi Brotherhood series by Mychael Black as characters from both those series make appearances in this book. It’s been four years since we last saw Mael and Cian. A long, long wait but finally they are here. This book continues from not long after And The Two Shall Become One ends and Nigel (Meal’s father) is still causing trouble for Meal and Cian, but now a bigger threat is emerging that could affect the whole of the Romanorum.

This is a great final addition to The Prince’s Angel series (or Legends of the Romanorum if you prefer) that gives us excitement, danger, confusion, longing, jealousy and intrigue. Mael and Cian are struggling to find more than snatched moments together as an unknown threat drive the Weres into Vampire territory. But, the Weres are not the only ones that are targeted, as Vampires are being staked and rumors are spread. It is up to Mael and Cian along with Diocourides (father of all Vampires) to bring allies together to vanquish the enemy who threatens the entire paranormal world.

I must admit I was gobsmacked by the turn of events in this book and I had to flick through previous books to refresh my memory (all three series), because even though they are not of this series one of the characters has a fundamental part in this one. There is a lot going on with many different characters, but if you have read all three series, then you will know the characters that make an appearance and you will also understand why they were called upon. Now this is a well written story, with a strong storyline and plot, but there was so much going on that unless you have read all the books you might lose some threads.

I really don’t know where to begin… hmmm, Cian has chosen who he wants as his son. Mael and Cian have to sort out the influx of Weres and why they have headed their way. they have the warning of a powerful threat. hmmm they then have to go to Rome and Nigel starts his ranting again. Then, Christian (Mael’s son) becomes involved and Cian becomes jealous. Vampires start to get killed and the rumors begin. Nigel finds out the truth about Taylor (Cian’s new son) and rants even more. the new enemy decides to attack and the allies have a fight on their hands. And then we have the fall out after the battle is won. So, a lot going on and that doesn’t even begin to really cover it.

So, I recommend this to those who love an in-depth paranormal world, complex vampire politics, intrigue, betrayal, plots and jealousy, Love, frustration, battles and new love. There is a lot to experience in this book so I highly recommend this if you love vampires and angels.