Friday, August 18, 2017

Book #Review: Jacob's Faith (Breed 11, Wolf 2) by @LoralLeigh_1

Book Title: Jacob's Faith ( Breed 11, Wolf 2)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Ellorascave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $
Pages: 257
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: OUT OF PRINT
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Synopsis:
Book 2 in the Wolf Breeds series Book 11 in the Breeds series They are a new breed, a new race. Engineered rather than born, trained rather than raised, and their unique genetics have created more than one surprise... Jacob left Faith six years before, unaware that the mark he left on her also left her in an agony of sexual heat that never dimmed. Now Jacob and Faith are together again, but surprises lurk around every corner and dangers as dark and deadly as their very creation surround them in more ways than one.
I really liked this one as well, even though there were a few moments in the book that made me side eye the characters and the book itself.

This one deals with Faith who is an enforcer, years before when in the labs she was made the mate of Jacob in a bid by the scientist to get the Breeds to actually be able to become pregnant.  Faith is the sister of the pack leader in the labs & he knew his sister loved Jacob and they did their best to protect her.  On the night they are rescued the couple were forced to mate for the scientist and then they were separated.  Jacob carries the scars from that night fearing he had hurt the woman he had begun to love he's made himself scarce.  Faith became an Enforcer after her mate abandoned her, she had been young and left with nothing to hang on she pushed herself to become more.  Feeding the need in ways that are actually destructive she's not willing to give up her power.

This story had several moments that made me look at the Jacob character askance.  In several moments he pushes Faith even when she's clearly stated her opionion he goes beyond the line she's dran, whetehr's it's getting rid of her coffee and sex toys, to destroying clothes he doesn't which her to wear.

Faith is at times severely immature and childish in her behavior towards Jacob.  The two butt heads often on how to accomplish the mission and Faith at times risked the mission in an attempt to prove she as capable.  Like hmm really because that's stupid as hell to do just to prove you're as good as you say.  We find new characters in this one, which we will see later int he series again.  The new lab showcases creatures the pack is shocked to discover.  The mystery unfolds quickly and this book showcases several of the strings that get pulled later on and become full stories.  I loved seeing some of the other characters who become their own later.

It takes a while for Faith and Jacob to stop circling each other. They struggle with their past in the labs and their feelings about that first night.  Faith's memory of it is is different from Jacob's and they have to work at coming to a concession on their beliefs and understanding.  They work out their feelings after some serious moments, and I loved how they battled their conversations and non intimate scenes at times making me lol.

Another good addition, but as I said, the casual way in which rape is used as a way to threaten the female character into behaving wasn't ok with me.  In this one you can begin to see the story moving from just an erotica with lots of sex to having more to do with the background story of the Council and the labs & the different kinds of Breeds being created.  Even though chronological this is the 11th book, it appears this one was written before the Berkely books.
 ★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Snippet #Review: In Wolf's Embrace (Breeds 13, Wolf 5 by @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Beyond The Dark ( In Wolf's Embrace Breed 13, Wolf 5)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 375
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publication Date: December 2007
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Synopsis:
A daring collection of never-before-published erotic desire from four of the hottest names in paranormal romance. Four of the most sizzling authors of paranormal romance take readers beyond their wildest fantasies, to a seductive midnight world of erotic suspense, demons, mages, vampires, and knights. A world of queens with devilish secrets, and of demons with secret desires. So dangerous and fun, readers may never want to come back down to earth again...
Matthias Slaughter and Grace Anderson were meant to mate. To love. Until Grace catches Matthias in the act of assassinating a suspected council scientist. She knew he was dangerous, knew he wasn’t the sort of man she should love. She expected him to kill her as well. She didn’t expect the man he revealed himself to be, or the love she can no longer deny. But there are other forces determined to take Grace from Matthias. Forces that just might succeed in destroying what is left of the man within him.
A quick fast read. A great addition to the series, funny and quick witted characters.  I loved that Grace wasn't wowed after she discovered who Matthias was, she gave him hell for deceiving her and made sure he understood that she wasn't going to be bullied.

The story that unfolded was a good addition to the overall series, showcasing a few more characters while tying up a few loose ends from other stories and of course giving us a hell of erotic read as well.

It's short so I can't really go any further without spoiling, just know that Grace is awesome, even though she's scared she's still one hell of woman.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 


Snippet #Review: Wolfe's Hope (Breed 10, Wolf 2) by Lora Leigh

Book Title: Wolfe's Hope ( Breed 10, Wolf 2
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 41
How I got it: Amazon marketplace
Purchase: Out Of Print 
Publication Date: Dec 2002
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Synopsis:
Hope believed Wolfe was dead, but he was only waiting for the right time to claim her. The scientist who created him, Hope's mother, has forced his hand. She wants her creation back, and she wants any children he may breed on her daughter. He is a man whose DNA was altered, infused with the genetic code of the wolf. His unique genetic makeup has created a male unlike any other and will make itself known in the most surprising ways. Now Hope must convince her mate she hasn't betrayed him, and they must defeat the plans of a scientist gone mad.
<<< NOT A SPOILER FREE REVIEW, SPOILERS DISCUSSED>>>>>

I re-read this to see if I remembered right. And I did remember right, this was terrible. It's the worst book I've read so far in the series.  This as clearly written before she changed the chronological order of the obooks, but my god this is bad; also clearly written before the books became more mainstream after being picked up by Berkley.

Wolfe kidnaps Hope who is his mate, she also happens to be the daughter of the main scientist in his creation lab. A sadist if there ever was one, Hope's mother took pleasure in tormenting the wolves in the lab and Wolfe in particular, especially after she realized that her daughter was Wolfe's weakness.

You would think that a man who was tortured by this woman would take nothing she says as gospel. And yet he does and he allows it to color the way in which he interacts with and treats his mate.  I hated this book because the entire time he's not just a dick to his mate, he assaults her.  After he drugged and kidnapped her, she awakens to find that her clothes have been shifted and he's clearly touched her based on her body's responses, responses she knows can only happen if he touches her intimately.  Then he admits to touching her and inspecting her while she was knocked out to verify what her mother stated. Sooooo you digitally raped her and touched her without consent because Mommy dearest made a comment you didn't like?? OK F*ck off.

Poorly written as an erotica, and it's rape dressed up as mating heat.  He uses the excuse that he needs to know what her mother's plans are as a reason to strip her naked and use her body's responses against her, despite her stating that it would be rape he doesn't back off.  He states he's going to torture her with sex to get her to talk.

Knowing she was his mate even before the rescues on the lab, he left her to be tortured by her own mother, and I'm supposed to believe he did it because she was only 17 and he was trying to protect her??  No she's 24 and he's ok with coming back into her life because he can catch her mother at the same time??  How do you claim to love someone and insult their honor and integrity at the same time.  Then fondle them without their consent as a 'punishment' for perceived slights??

NOPE. I don't like this and I'm not going to pretend this as ok in anyway shape or form. NOPE!!
 ★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book #Review: Tanner's Scheme (breed 9 Feline 7)

Book Title: Tanner's Scheme (Breed 9, Feline 7)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: Mass market
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 330
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM
Publication Date: August 2007
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Synopsis:
A sexy paranormal series set in a world where genetically altered Breeds and the humans who created them sometimes come together in the fiercest of passions. After the Feline Breeds' main base is attacked, Tanner desires revenge. So he kidnaps Scheme Tallant-the daughter of a one-time high-ranking member of the Genetics Council. But when Tanner discovers that Scheme herself is a target of her father's ruthless mission, his vengeance takes a back seat to saving the life of the woman he hopes to claim as his mate.
Now this book started off with us getting into the mind of the villain to see his motivations and the reason we even have the story at all. And what a shyt show, how the fudge do you look yourself in the mirror when you are this batshyt crazy?? Who betrays their own child like this?? Because omigawd he's terrible.

It's amazing our main female character came out sane at all if this is her pedigree, because holy shyt he's terrible.  From the start you learn she's a woman worth standing for and then you watching it all unravel and it's just horrible.  Her father never sees why he's culpable of her making her moves against him.  All his terrible decisions, led her to make plans that move counterproductive to his and follow in her mother's footsteps.  Unknown to others that she's not his favorite person Tanner kidnaps Scheme with the idea that he would be hurting her father, and using her against him.

As the story unfolds we learn even more why her father is a terrible human being and deserves to die slowly, and Scheme is left wondering where she fits if the man who is her father is so terrible and her place isn't assured amongst the Breeds because of who Tanner is.  As always Jonas has a plot up his sleeve that he isn't sharing with anyone * I wonder if hie realizes his plans would go better if people were allowed in on the planning??*  Of course he's got his own schemes going, Tanner's plans are gong his way and there are way to many players on the field.

As the different plans come together  and the different truths are unveiled, so many different lives are changed and once again the plot thickens and expands as does the world.  Each book gets better with the information we are learning about the Genetics Council's plans and their plots to harm the Breeds, the traitors amongst them, the different lives being affected and of course watching Tanner learn how to be a mate.  I loved the exploration of how does one truly know their mate. Is it just an instinct or does emotion play into it.  Unlike so many others the mating doesn't come on first and that lulls them into a false sense of being OK and then it all unravels from their.

I loved the action and how everything went don, omigosh seeing that character and their development and knowing what a badass they will be eventually, ugh I can't wait. I'm so excited to see the world that's coming.

Once again the tension kept me hooked, the truths coming out made me want to turn the pages and find out what was going to happen next. How everyone would react to the information and of course how it would advance the story. We got some of our favorite friends coming in for visits, we see the world of the Breeds as it expands and they grow more as people and nut just survivors.

And of course for the first time in a while we get some seriously kinky fun from Cabal and Tanner. I can't wait to see ho everything unfolds and where this is going because this would be awesome.  Ugh I can't wait to see Jonas's fall, because it's going to be awesome!!
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book #Review: Harmony's Way (Breed 8, Feline 6) by @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title:  Harmony's Way ( Breed 8, Feline 6)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: mass market
Cost: $6.99
Pages: 312
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | r
Publication Date: December 2006
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Synopsis:
Sink your fangs into Lora Leigh's series about genetically altered humans with feline DNA. When the Breeds desire the passions of the flesh, they can't help but get frisky... Harmony Lancaster is of the Lion Breed, created to be a huntress with a thirst to kill. But the way she seeks justice outside the law makes her a liability to her own kind. Yet she also possesses information that they need on the existence of the first Leo - who holds the precious secrets of desire. To save her life, Harmony is paired with Sheriff Lance Jacobs, who tries to tame the killer within her, while protecting the gentle woman he longs to possess. But a dangerous cult leader, bent on destroying the Breeds, could change the way Lance looks at Harmony forever..
As the second mainstream book, Harmony's Way is more fleshed out that the previous eroticas, while still being highly erotic, the main focus has shifted to expanding the world and sharing more than the couples getting together even though it's still a big part of the book it's not the main focus.

This story almost broke my heart because Lora was not afraid to hurt our main characters at all.  This flew by so quickly because I just needed to know what was happening and how this was going to affect not just the main character but the Breed world as a whole.  Paired with Lance to help save her life Harmony doesn't know how to go about the world of the humans and often resorts to the way the facilities where run as a way to handle the world around her.

She seeks revenge on those who seek to harm the weaker Breeds, while aiding their cause on the ground if the world found out then Breeds wouldn't be seen as the victims anymore and with less than a thousand people having the world coming after you means you won't survive long.  Harmony was such a wonderfully complex character who was a badass, she didn't fear fighting or surviving but moving beyond that was scary for her because of all she knows.

She has many who would love to own her, and several who would love to protect her but Harmony doesn't know how to let go with any of them until Lance.  Lance sees her as the warrior she is and still wants the woman inside as well.

I loved the unfolding of their story, the descriptions of the world they lived in. this time we are back in the desert and among the Nation, and slowly other lines are being laid out for further stories while giving us more about the characters we have already met.  Jonas is of course here still being Jonas, the manipulator and protector of the Breeds, moving and pushing people into doing what he wants all in the name of protecting the Breeds.  We start to see more of the first Leo as well, because Callan isn't the first and more about how long the Genetics Council has been around has made it's way into the books.

I loved the mystery and race to see how far everyone would go to get the information Harmony had, How far Harmony would go to protect that information and where this would leave everyone. That battle at the end almost broke my heart and I really started to tear up because damn that would have really hurt.  I loved the book, the revelations, the tension, the build-up and of course all the other clues being laid out for us.  Each book just builds on the other and this story just keeps getting bigger, better, and at the same time the knowledge of what the Council did makes the story worse.

As wit everything I have read so far, I highly recommend.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 



Monday, August 14, 2017

Book #Review: Kiss of Heat (Breed 4, Feline 3) by @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Kiss of Heat (Breeds 4, Feline 3)
Author: Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 236
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Out of Print Thriftbooks
Publication Date: November 2005
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They've waited a decade to come together. Long years filled with unbearable pain, and soul-wrenching torment that have changed them both and left wounds that have laid their souls bare. Wounds that stand one chance of healing -- if only they could stop fighting each other long enough for the truth to work its healing balm. Kane, a relentless warrior, lost more than his heart to Sherra in a night of mating passion that marked them both for life. But news of her death ripped his soul apart. For years he has fought to avenge the death of the woman he loved more than his own life, by revealing the deceit and cruelty of the Council that created the Breeds. But Sherra didn't die. In a cruel and evil twist she was convinced by her sadistic handlers that the man she had given her body, heart and soul to had betrayed not only her, but the child she carried -- and lost. Amid the rapidly escalating violence against the Feline Breeds, Kane and Sherra learn that there's more to mating than just the "heat", just as there's more to love than just the sex.
Now this was another of my highly anticipated reads from this series.  Having read Elizabeth's Wolf well before this I as exposed to the couple and couldn't wait to see ho it would unfold for them.

This time Sherra as part of the original pride and as a woman she had endured more than any should have to .This was a hard fought story because they have both been so deeply betrayed and did know just how badly or deeply it went until they were forced back together by their family members failing in love. Sherra's brother is Callan the pride leader from books one and her mate is Meri's brother.

This is another of the stories that focuses not so much on the couple; although there is a lot of growth for both of them, and a lot of learning to trust and love and letting go of the past was necessary.  This story brought us deeper in the Counsel workings and we begin to see how the world overall is reacting and how they are going about protecting themselves.  We see how the Pride is starting to form it's own society, the security teams, the building of their own town and infrastucture.

In this one we really begin to hone in on the abuse the women of the pride have been subject to in the labs, the emotional, physical and of course sexual abuse. In this Kane, who had endured for ten years without his mate and as made to believe she was dead, helped the Pride as a way to exact revenge for her death.   Once he realized she wasn't dead he fought hard to give her the space to come to him, while fighting the needs the mating bond demands, and still honoring her need to be in control since she's never had that option before.  Consent is huge between them and Kane makes it normal for her to feel however she is feeling while needing him.

In this one Lora really discussed how women deal when faced with deep trauma, she showed how Sherra deals, how Dawn deals, how each of the different women who survived the hell that were the facilities deal with their pain differently.  In this one we begin the journey not just as the individual women are learning but as the Pride members are learning as well, on not just surviving anymore, but what it means to thrive.

I really loved this one and can't recommend it any higher than that.
 ★★★★
Happy Reading my loves, 



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stacking The Shelves: August (1) The Library Edition

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


From The Library:

I've been reading and watching some good shows about your financial freedom, so I snagged these. If I like them I will pick them up for my own shelves.



Some Social Books:


Then because I cant leave the library without purchasing something


And of course I go home and find out I have the Maybe Someday book. I should stick to picking up borroed books because damn it!!

Well that's it my loves, what did you get up to this week?? Share in the comments down belo and I will see you next week.  
Thank for stopping by,
Happy Reading  and Happy Hauling!!!




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book #Review: Taming Lily (Fowler Sisters 3) by Monica Murphy

Book Title: Taming Lily (Fowler Sisters 3)
Author:  Monica Murphy |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Finale
Format: Ebook Trade paperback
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 240
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM
Publication Date: July 2015
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Synopsis:
Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love. I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and the sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it. But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. And soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense. Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s who I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—and what-ifs be damned. . . .
The third and final book in the series, gives us the hot mess older sister Lily.  She's a media darling and also a mix between the socialites they love to hate.  Having done something she doesn't think anyone will believe her about, she runs off to Hawaii with the idea of hiding out until she figures out how to handle the mess she's made.

In walks Max, he's been hired to retrieve a laptop that his client claims is stolen, however we all suspect she's lying, but Max is more than happy to take this case on because he's become somewhat obsessed with the mark.  I loved how they were together from the get go.  Se noticed him and he obviously noticed her and from there we get one hell of a steamy vacation romance.

They have great heat and  chemistry and they both go into the affair knowing it's only going to be for the time they are here and yet as if develops they wonder if they had met somewhere else would they be able to work it out.  Lily especially wants to use this as a distraction from her problems back home and she's all for having a brief fling that will help her clear her head and give her great orgasms at the same time.

I really loved how as they hung out and had sex the layers kept coming off, that they became more intimate, stepped back from the games and began to really see themselves as well as each other.

Very sexy, very steamy between the two of them.  As Lily pushed the boundaries of what she normally accepts and Max learnt how far he could go while keeping his secret.  As the story progressed and e went back to reality and their worlds collide and Max's secret comes out I loved that Lily was strong enough to fight back and yet wanted to let him in. I loved lily as a character because even though she was a hot mess at times, she clearly loved her family, she just wasn't sure how to share that without being hurt.

The family dynamic and the relationship the girls have is good to see. I loved that Rose called b.s whenever she felt like she needed to and that Violet was still so strong and clearly in command.   They were awesome to see them all together working to save their legacy and yet accepting of Lily and her mess while pushing for her to embrace her truest self.

Awesome read, it went by very quickly.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Book #Review:Elizabeth's Wolf (Breed 3, Wolf 1)

Book Title: Elizabeth's Wolf (Breed 3, Wolf 1)
Author: Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Ellorascave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $1.00
Pages: 304
How I got it: Library Booksale
Purchase: Out Of Print  Second Hand Shop is Recommended
Publication Date: June 2005
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She brought him back from death and made him live again. Dash thought himself alone, a soldier, a fighting machine and no more. Elizabeth made him realize he was a man. Danger surrounds the woman his soul marked as his mate, death and blood and a treachery that goes beyond even his worst nightmares. But he will protect her and what she claims as her own. He was created to kill, trained to do it efficiently, and only a man bound to her, heart and soul, will have the strength to save Elizabeth and her prized possession. He is a lone wolf. A man alone. No pack, no family, no one to call his own until one single, innocent letter awoke Elizabeth's wolf.
This was one of my holiday reads in 2016 and I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this one.  I decided to read all the others on my shelves because of this one and I proceeded to order all the other books I didn't have because of how much I loved this one book.  Luckily it worked out that I loved most of them, otherwise that would have sucked.

This is a story I was high anticipating  and I wasn't disappointed.told first from the perspective of the child, then the adults around her it made me want to read as fast as possible to see how it all came together and how it all unfolded.  In this we go from mostly erotica with the background story unfolding slowly to seeing more of the story unfolding, the different worlds the different clans and prides and packs being revealed and the many different ways in which the Counsel went above an beyond to have their perfect soldier.

Reading the beginning and meeting Dash and seeing who he was before we got to meet Cassie and Elizabeth, just made this so much sweeter.  Then seeing how strong Elizabeth has had to be because her 'perfect' ex husband was such a loser and bat shyt crazy, I'm so glad she followed her instincts because this story would have gone a whole other way if they hadn't.

For me this was the launching pad into the Breed world and then i went back and read the other stories in order to really get the way the world was setup.  It was good to see so many people come out for Dash, including Simone and his band of assassins.  This story flowed well, was action packed and kept me turning the pages because I just needed to know so much about the world they lived in.  Cassie was my favorite part of this story, her reactions to the man she had picked as her new dad, her interactions with the other breeds, her embracing and yet fearing her power. Seeing all the other pride members including the men from Meri's family come out to protect the first of their kind, as just awesome.

Still a strong romance story, not so much on the heavy erotica aspect anymore; but the overall story came forward more and we say beyond the couple into how this affected so many more and who else these scientist would go after.  This one definitely expanded the world of the Breeds and I can't wait to see what else is going on.
 ★★★★
Happy Reading my loves, 



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book #Review: The Man Within (Breeds 2, Feline 2) by Lora Leigh @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: The Man Within (Breeds 2 Feline 2)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series Book 2
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 236
How I got it: Amazon marketplace
Purchase: Out Of Print Amazon |
Publication Date: October 2004
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He had protected her as a child, filled all her teenaged fantasies, and as a woman, he stole her heart. Only to break it. Now, fifteen months later, the news has released. The man she loves is one of the genetically altered Feline Breeds who have shocked the world with their presence. He's also her mate. The mark on her neck attests to that. The fire that rages in her heart and in her body further proves it. But he hadn't wanted her then; does he really want her now? Deceit and treachery, born in the past, now haunt the present as Taber and Roni fight to make sense of a sudden bonding. The mating of heart, body and soul as the man and the beast within merge; both battling the forces raging against the union and dominance over the woman he claimed.
The second book in the series, launches from the aspect of the little girl who was lost in the first book. A small minor detail in that one gives us the rich story we have here.  As the child rescued in book one, Roni has always relied on Taber after her rescue, her mother loved the wrong man and her stepfather is just terrible.  Taber has been her one spot of goodness in her life because of that.

Here we get more from the main pride and the town they've inhabited for decades.  Once news breaks it changes everything.  Roni's had to learn to stand on her on two feet especially after hat she saw as Taber's betrayal.  It's funny to read and see the moments that they are so clueless especially because I've read ahead and now at each moment where they made the changes but they don't know yet??!! Lots of fun to read.

This is a story based on the miscommunication trope. The miscommunication  was used in a way that laid the groundwork for more information to come out as they learned it;  and even though the betrayal as deep the way they worked around it was awesome.  The world continues to unfold and we learn more about what makes a mate as well as how the pride is dealing with the public fall out of being made famous now.

By going public Callan not only made them targets for the larger population of haters, but he brought the secret war out in front of the world.  Now it's harder for their enemies to make them disappear, but now they have gained even more enemies than before.  I'm loving how it's all unfolding and I can't wait to see more from the Pride.

The books are still very erotic and ohhh mama when they get together with their mates, hot damn.  The blending of the sci-fi and the erotica is done pretty well even though in these earlier books the erotica reins more than the overall story being told.

Still Highly recommend. And of course I will be continuing the series.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves,  See you tomorrow



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday (1): Deacon by Kit Rocha, & If There's No Tomorrow:

Hosted by: Jill over at Breaking The Spines.  This is a weekly book lust prompt, asking for us to share our absolute can't wait to get our hands on a copy books. Swing on over to find out how to participate and to see what others are sharing.

Young Adult/New Adult
If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout 
Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She's ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend, Sebastian, know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn't looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian could never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed

Due Date: 08/21/2017
Print: Trade paperback
Pages: 250
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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No Explanation needed it's Jennifer and I need it in my life.  

Adult Fiction/ Romance / Erotica
Deacon (Gideon's Riders)
Book #2 in explosive new series from bestselling author Kit Rocha features Ana, the woman who shattered the glass ceiling when she joined the Riders, and Deacon, the mysterious and taciturn man who leads them. (Full blurb coming soon.
Due Date August 29th 2017
Print: Ebook
Pages: 
Publisher:
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I'm dying to get this book I LOVED the Beyond Series by Kit Rocha and marathoned that series within two weeks, then swallowed Ashwin the day it came out. I can't wait until this comes out.  I'm so excited.  I of course have already pre-ordered.



Are you getting any of these?? What's on your book lust list?? Share in the comments down below!!
Happy Lusting


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book #Review: Chase The Moon by Dinah McCall

Book Title: Chase the Moon
Author: Dinah McCall |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: HarperTorch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: Mass Market
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 320
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: 11/25/2003 originally 1997
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Synopsis:
Elijah Moon, his sons, his beautiful daughter Gracie and their families are trying to dwell simply in this modern world. Living off the land in rural Kentucky, they adhere closely to the words of the Bible. But there is more going on at their compound than either Elijah or Gracie realises. In fact, a man has been killed for knowing too much. When the victim's twin, Jake Baretta, arrives at the compound to search for his twin's killer, he struggles to keep his heart and attraction to Gracie to himself, and his mind on the job. Everyone knows the first rule of undercover work: Never fall in love with enemy.
I picked this up on a whim. I knew nothing about it other than it's by Dinah and I love her writing.  I started reading and I was hooked.  The very beginning I was screaming inside for them to use the solution we now know works and often use, I was so hooked the second I realized the nurse was going to do it and I just fell into this book.  Time flew and I wasn't even aware of it.  I was totally addicted and I didn't want this to end.

This was clearly written at a different time due to lack of cellphones however that doesn't detract from the overall story.  This is a story of revenge and justice and such a good love story. I couldn't stop reading, I cried a few times in this book with the characters and I must say I love Angie so much she is so wise and wonderful to her family and those in her life.  Just amazing.  I can't imagine what it is like to lose the other half of your soul but to still have to keep going.

Told in alternating perspectives, from the villain to the people surrounding them and of course the main characters we get an amazing story about one man's need to know the truth and a woman's desire to find her place even while surrounded by family.

Moving quickly; the unfolding of the motivation of the killer and all the action moves so well.  I loved how both men knew without a doubt that Gracie was a woman caught up in something she didn't even understand.  I was so saddened for the conclusion because to be family and put in that position all because one person was too greedy and too unhinged.

It's good, I loved that the romance was good and went within characters behaviour, I loved how neither of them were suddenly blind or stupid, they moved well together and separately.  This story unfolded with all the mystery there with parts being revealed to us then to the characters, and as each piece was found out it just built the tension.  Really well written, addictive and a fast read.
 ★★★★1/2☆
I highly recommend, 
Happy Reading my loves, 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Book #Review: Tempting The Beast (Breeds 1) by Lora Leigh @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Tempting the Beast (Breed 1, Feline 1)
Author: Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Ellorascave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 283
How I got it: Amazon Marketplace
Purchase:  Out Of Print Amazon |
Publication Date: November 2003
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Synopsis:
Callan Lyons is a genetic experiment. One of six fighting for freedom and the survival of their Pride. Merinus Tyler is the reporter who will tempt him, draw him, until the fury of the "mating frenzy" locks them into a battle of sexual heat there is no escape from. Deception, blood, and the evil Genetics Council are hot on their trail. Callan will use his strength to try and save them both...and do all in his power to keep his woman in the process.
With the launch of this book so begins the Breed Saga. Callan, a man on the run who makes the decision he does only because he doesn't wish his fate on his mate.  The story very much reads like it's been going on for a hile and we're only just peeking in.  We get introduced to a few of the future stories and because I've read ahead a few books I know some of the plot points that are being setup already.  I still felt the need to marathon through the book and the others that came right after.

I loved how Callan was still clueless even though he's been at this for a while.  Some things in this life were still very new to him, so he discovers them while we do.  I loved the Science Fiction aspect and the question of what makes us human.

As the story unfolded and Meri was exposed to just ho wild the Counsel could be it made you hurt for the team.  Reading what was done to them, how the were 'raised' knowing that in normal society monsters prey on the weak, just imagining knowing there are no consequences if you hurt the weak and vulnerable?? it gave them free rein and I had to take mental health breaks because I wanted to rage.

I loved that Meri's family was close knit and strong and that her family would do whatever needed to back and protect her.

This is a great beginning to the story and made me want to read more. Even though this was a strong erotica, the back story being set up and the mystery were still strong.  The building of the wold and the unexpected betrayal are just so well written.

I highly recommend, however please be warned even though it's only briefly mentioned the entire series does discuss abuse to women, men, children and can be at times graphic.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves,