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Throwback Thursday: Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack #1) by Suzanne Wright

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“Love is giving someone the power to completely destroy you, and hoping that they won’t” 

“I don’t mind if you want to start ranting just as long as you understand I’ll be ignoring every word” 

“You’re all there is for me, Taryn. I’m broken baby. You know that. Before you… it was like those bits of me were just scattered all over the place. I’ve never felt whole. Not until you. You hold those pieces together. It’s not an exaggeration when I say you hold my sanity in your hands. Without you, I’d fall apart.” 

“Grace’s gaze skimmed over her, taking in the various marks of possession that decorated her flesh. “Well, short of having ‘Property of Trey Coleman’ tattooed on your forehead, he couldn’t have made it any clearer that he considered you his, could he?” 

“She’s my mate. She’s mine. No one keeps her from me. No one insults her. And no one – and I mean no one – talks to her the way you just did, understand me?” 

“You just don’t get it, do you? You have no idea how important you are to me. I need you to be okay, Taryn. I can’t be without you, you have to be here and okay or I would be able to fucking function.” 

“To be loved, adored, and worshipped like that by the person you loved in turn had to be the most amazing thing in the world.”

If your inner wolf and your body react rather enthusiastically to a psychotic Alpha male who’s own wolf has a tendency to turn feral, it can’t be a good thing, can it? Entering into a bargain with him wouldn’t be good either. Unfortunately, Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, doesn’t have many options open to her right now. Okay, she has no options. Basically it comes down to whether she’ll do what it takes to escape the arranged mating with the sick SOB that her father set up. As the answer in this case is yes, it looks as though she’ll have to agree to Trey Coleman’s deal… she’ll have to mate with him instead.

Having always disliked shifter politics, Trey Coleman hadn’t bothered trying to form alliances with other packs. Now that his uncle – a wolf with many alliances – means to take Trey’s territory and his pack, he has no option but to form some alliances of his own very quickly or he’ll be easily outnumbered in the upcoming battle. He figures that the easiest way to do that would be to mate with a female whose Alpha is powerful and influential. There’s only one problem with that – he would then be stuck with her, and the last thing Trey wants is a mate. When he hears of Taryn’s situation, he offers her a deal – if she falsely claims he’s her true mate and allows him to claim her, he’ll save her from her arranged mating and then let her leave after the battle with his uncle is over.

Sounds like a pretty straightforward deal…but soon Taryn and Trey realize they got more than they bargained for. Their mating instincts to protect and possess are weighing on them, they crave each other’s touch and company, and their inner wolves don’t like it whenever they’re apart. Add in that they’ll have to deal with this for an entire three months until the day of the battle finally arrives, and they’ve got themselves a recipe for disaster – or maybe for something quite the opposite.

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Waiting for Wednesday: Untamed Delights (The Phoenix Pack #8) by Suzanne Wright

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Release Date: July 16th, 2019

Return to the sensual and feral stirrings of the Phoenix Pack as a woman who’s already bound to one man is tempted by a wolf who’s bound only to his nightly desires.

Cat shifter Mila Devereaux can’t help but see it as a betrayal. That her one true mate imprinted himself on another female was hard enough to accept. Struggling to be at peace with her loveless fate, she doesn’t fight the suggestion of entering an arranged mating. Then she meets Dominic, a pack enforcer with a notorious reputation. It’s in his very scent. This irresistible playboy—and delicious badass wolf—is making Mila’s fantasies come alive again.

Alarming, compelling, and heady with sensual energy, Dominic is an expert at making women shed their inhibitions. Now everything about him—his killer smile, his perfectly sculpted body, and his smooth-as-honey voice—is drawing in a captivating new catch. But for the first time in his life, Dominic is feeling more than a fling. He finds himself tantalized by a female who makes him think of forever. He wants all of Mila and won’t be satisfied until he has it.

As the passion grows wild, so does the risk. They’re falling in love in the shadows and secrets of their pasts. And it’s threatening to destroy everything Mila and Dominic are fighting for. And are destined for.

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Review: Resisting The Moon (Royal Shifters #2) by L.P. Dover

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The past was pain.
The present unclear.

For Tyla Rand, her future couldn’t be bleaker. Death follows her everywhere, especially to those she loves. Being a member of the royal pack, she believes her time of happiness will come. That is, until wolves from her old pack show up missing. Her mission is to find them, but she won’t be going alone.

Sebastian Lyall, a true born royal and the one man Tyla loathes, has offered to help in her quest. Their journey not only brings out their true desires, but attracts the attention of another, someone from Tyla’s past. However, nothing is as it seems. Death is not done with her and now he wants her to pay. He won’t be satisfied until he’s taken everything away . . . including those she loves.


My Review

Resisting The Moon is the second book in the Royal Shifters series, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone.

Resisting The Moon follows the story of Sebastian and Tyla. Tyla sees no hope in her future. She is surrounded by death and even her family can’t be spared from that terrible outcome. She hopes that one day things will turn around. However her hope quickly flies out the window when members of her old pack start going missing. The last thing on Tyla’s mind is finding her true mate. Sebastian is a true royal and knows what he wants. He knows that Tyla is his true mate and can’t wait to open her eyes to how good they can be together. So, naturally when Tyla sets off to find out what’s going on with her old pack, Sebastian accompanies her. But, their journey will bring them more than they bargained for. Will Tyla and Sebastian give into their desires and finally become true mates? Will Tyla ever find out what is happening with her old pack??

Overall, I really enjoyed Resisting The Moon. It was well written and entertaining. I enjoyed the fast pace of the story. It keep things interesting and there certainly was never a dull moment. I loved Tyla and Sebastian together. I thought they had great chemistry and excellent push and pull. Yes, Tyla did frustrate me with her wanting to deny being Sebastian’s mate, but she had her reasons and if anything, it just made me root harder for the two of them. And Sebastian, I loved his determination. He knew he belonged with Tyla and would do anything for her.

Resisting The Moon is an exciting addition to the Royal Shifters series. I love the story-line and paranormal aspects. This story is filled with just the right amount of action, drama, romance and suspense. And I loved all the great twists along the way.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Release Blitz with Review: Storm (The Empire Chronicles #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Underneath our greatest flaws lie our greatest strengths.

Jared barely has time to process the revelation that his mother is a witch before his life is once again turned upside down. He wakes up in a time and place he thought he had left behind with no clue how to get out. When Vera shows up the stakes are even higher.

Racing to find a way back to reality and to fix mistakes, both must face new truths about their identities, and what they are made of.


My Review

“Sometimes you have to battle a storm before you can find your calm”

What an exciting conclusion to The Empire Chronicles!! Follow Jared and Vera on the journey of a lifetime where nothing is at it seems. Jared is on a mission to find his mother and the last thing he expected was to find himself in a time veil. Now, armed with the realization that he is in the past, Jared must find a way to get himself home before any of the past could be changed. One small change could have a very big impact. As if the time veil wasn’t enough to worry about, Vera showing up in the past adds more confusion to the situation. The stakes are high and it will be a race against time to find a way back home…..

What an exciting ride! Storm takes you on one heck of a ride and will have you waiting in anticipation for what will happen next. Just when you think you’ve got things figured out, you’ll be thrown another curve-ball that will leaving you asking questions. Storm was entertaining and intoxicating. It captivated me from the very beginning and had me wanting to know more. Jared and Vera were an exciting treat as always.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this series was how all the stories connected. When The Empire Chronicles first started out, it was Toby and Cassie’s story and by the third book, it was more Jared’s story and we got Vera. So, in this final book, I loved seeing how everything came together. I loved re-visiting parts of The Crescent Chronicles again and getting to see Levi and Owen. I loved seeing how both series’ collided together and gave for a really great ending!

I can’t say anything else about this book, because I don’t want to spoil anything. However, I will say this: Storm is an excellent addition to this series. There is action, romance, drama and delicious twist and turns. There is never a dull moment and you are given a very satisfying ending. Once again, Alyssa Rose Ivy has given me an amazing paranormal romance and I can not wait to see what adventure she will take me on next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the author, in exchange for an honest review*


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In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue…

Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey’s year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two.

Running the supernatural society of New York is not as fun as it sounds, especially when you still have to answer to your ex-girlfriend’s fiancé. Toby doesn’t mean to bring Casey into the chaos of his life, but he can’t resist the girl who makes him smile when he thought no one else ever could.

Jared’s in New York checking out a security risk for his best friend, the king. He plans to return to New Orleans quickly, but not if it means losing his chance with the brunette who pretends she wants nothing to do with him.

In over her head with a bunch of winged creatures who most definitely are not angels, Casey has to figure out who to trust with her life and maybe her heart.

About Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Review: Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole

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An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty…

A foundling raised in a world of humans

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl… to would-be superhero… to enchanting, ruthless villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission

A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood – and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.


My Review

Sweet Ruin is my first read by this author and certainly won’t be my last. I have been looking for something new to read in the paranormal world and after reading this book, one thing is clear, I have been missing out on this author’s writing. Now, I know this is the 16th book in this series, and yes I have a habit of reading books out of order, but I will tell you this, I did not feel lost at all. From the moment I picked up this book, I wanted to know more. I was intrigued by the characters and the world that Ms Cole has created. I easily got lost in the plot and sensuality of the story. Yes, there is a lot and I mean a lot of sexy good times in this book, but there was also a really great story-line; one that had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.

I honestly loved everything about this story, from start to finish. It was fun, sexy, entertaining and intriguing. I found the story-line to be very refreshing and it was exactly the paranormal book I was looking for. There is so much to love about this book and I can’t wait to see where this series will go next. In fact, I’m really looking forward to going back and reading this series from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what else I’ve been missing out on. This author has definitely made a fan out of me!

*I was provided an ARC of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

 

Blog Tour: Gargoyle (Woodland Creek Series) by Scarlett Dawn

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The Woodland Creek Series is an innovative and collaborative collection of Shifter stories set in one town, each with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.

Sibilance by Aria Kane — This sexy trickster won’t let Sophia Samson slither out of his life so easily. Amazon | Goodreads

Crow’s Caw at Nightmoon Creek by Calinda B — All she can think about is his naked body in the woods last night…and how he murdered her best friend. Amazon | Goodreads

Running Free by K Webster — Can Frankie prove her innocence with a sexy detective hot on her trail? Amazon | Goodreads

Broken Wings by Mindy Larson – Love, secrets and lies make for a thrilling ride in Broken Wings. Amazon | Goodreads

Mina’s Revenge by J.M. Witt — Her powers are changing and they’re more than the bloodline inheritance from her mother. Amazon

Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn — Being stone-hard has never been this sexy and wicked before. Amazon | Goodreads

Zenko by J. Rose Alexander — Blaze Riordan must find Melody Hastings before Halloween–and only a little red fox can help him do it. Amazon

The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee — All Evie wanted was to escape her family’s secret…and then Avalon walked into town. Amazon

The Beast Within by Rachel M. Raithby — Passion ignites, and pasts collide, when the Beast comes out to play. Amazon | Goodreads

Sinful Instincts by J.D. Hollyfield — She was his temptation, and he was her ultimate Sin. Amazon

Moonlit Feathers by Sarah Makela — After faced with crippling loss, a heartbroken raven must find her wings again…. Amazon | Goodreads

Hounded by Tasha Black — This dog is about to have his day… Amazon

Dearborn by Jenni Moen — I craved normalcy, to fall in love with someone untouched by the magic of Woodland Creek, but not as much as I craved him. Amazon | Goodreads

The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a Demon by April Aasheim — What’s a good girl to do when she starts developing horns, and a hunger? Amazon

Blind Trust by Raci Ames — When Pia goes blind she must learn to trust what her heart can see, even if it means falling in love with two different shifters. Amazon | Goodreads

Dragon’s Web by Lia Davis — One sexy dragon, two strong-willed females, a family scandal, murder, and a love that requires plenty of ice. Amazon | Goodreads

Wicked Jackal by Cherie Marks — The freedom to choose her fate is all she wants, but can she resist the draw of one wicked jackal? Amazon | Goodreads

One Insatiable by Tia Louise — One wounded panther, one restless lynx, one insatiable hunger. Amazon | Goodreads

Dream Catcher by M.C. Cerny — Happenstance brought Kerri Harper to Woodland Creek, but will she stay for the wolf intent on mending her broken heart? Amazon

The Viking’s Curse by Xandra James — He was supposed to keep me alive after I was marked for death, but hiring the meanest Viking shifter in town might just kill me. Amazon | Goodreads


Review for Gargoyle

Gargoyle was such a fun read for me. This is the first book that I’ve read by Scarlett Dawn and I’m super excited to read more from her.

Gargoyle is a quick, but fun and entertaining read. The story was fast paced, well-written and kept my attention the whole time. I found the characters to be intriguing and easy to connect with. The story-line was really enjoyable. It was different from what I normally read. I loved all of the paranormal elements. I really enjoyed the paranormal world that this author created.

Gargoyle is full of magic, steam and humor. Yes, this story is short at about 125 pages, but let me tell you, it gives you everything that you need and more. If you’re looking for a short, but sexy and fun paranormal read, look no further. I hope you will be as entertained by this story as I was!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


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Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters #1) by LP Dover

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One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.


My Review

Turn of the Moon was such a refreshing read for me. I am always on the look for great paranormal romances and let me tell  you, this book reminded me why I like shifter books in the first place. Turn of the Moon is actually my first book by L.P. Dover and it certainly won’t be my last. I clearly have been missing out. Not only did Turn of the Moon give me all of the romance elements that I love, including an alpha male, but it also more than delivered on the paranormal aspects.

Turn of the Moon follows the story of Bailey and Ryker. All Bailey has ever wanted out of her life, was her freedom; the freedom to live and love who she chooses. However, her family has other plans in mind. They’ve promised her to a wolf that she doesn’t love. This wolf is arrogant, mean and just plain cruel. Bailey is left with no choice, but to escape; no matter what the cost. As Bailey embarks on her quest for freedom, she quickly learns that everything isn’t as it seems. She will quickly discover that everything she thought she knew was a lie. Things become even more complicated when she discovers her true mate. Together the two of them will uncover a startling truth and will be in for the fight of their lives; not only to protect their pack, but to also complete their bond as true mates…

Turn of the Moon is the first book in not only an exciting new series, but also a new genre for L.P. Dover. And let me tell you, she really knocked it out of the park with this one. I was intrigued from the very beginning. I was sucked into a world of magic, wolves, mystery and intrigue. I was completely captivated by the characters and their story. I couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out and I honestly couldn’t read the pages quick enough.

Turn of the Moon was hot, sexy and intriguing. The characters had excellent chemistry. There wasn’t one person, whom I didn’t want to know more about. It honestly had it all: romance, suspense, mystery, and a ton of action. The Royal Shifters series is off to one heck of a start and I for one can not wait to see where this series will go next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*