Review of Death and Dreams (Dark Desire #4) by Viola Calvary

“The Puppet Master sends her greetings…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Length: 201 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

The final novel of Dark Desire: Dahlia and Kenny are wrapped in madness, passion, and the final struggle against the undying rulers.

Dahlia, Kenny, and Borreal are left with a scattered force as the king’s city is overrun by an unholy army of humans, monsters, and the undead. With seven immortals left alive to hunt her and her allies, Dahlia is forced to resort to desperate tactics that push her far beyond her limits. As the world crumbles around her, she falls into the embrace of the dark energy she channels and faces the ultimate sacrifice that there is no turning back from.

Don’t miss this steamy finale filled with new depths of darkness and suspense.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Death and Dreams wraps up the Dark Desire series perfectly. The ending was very unexpected, which made it all the better. Dahlia finally gets the freedom she’s wanted since the beginning. But first, there are a few immortals she has left to dispose of, and they do not go silently in the night….or well most don’t.

As its predecessors this one continues with the only kind of bloodshed two ‘demons’ can cause. However, they are not the only ones leading these battles. There’s a pink haired girl filled with determination to make the world a better place for her son and she leads everyone with the hope they need.

“A great black dragon watched over the woman he held; he was a force of nature, still as death.”

In the true nature of war I was saddened to discover not all of my favorite characters made it through to the end, but every single person fought well and deserved the win the team eventually got. I won’t say who, but if you are someone who gets attached to characters you may want to keep some tissues handy.

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Review of No Saint (Blood Legion MC #3) by Rie Warren

“Is that a lure in your pecker?” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 369 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

To him, she’s absolutely irresistible. To her, he’s nothing but bad news. When their fates collide, the only thing they have in common is destined to tear them apart.

SAINT
With a rap sheet about as long as the inked sleeves on my arms, I’ve been a misfit with a questionable track record. But I’ve fought for and found a home with the Blood Legion MC. Through thick and thin, brawls and bloodletting, I’ve created a rep: I’m the man.

I’m the man, and Honoré’s the only woman I want. This obsession with her is irrational and stupid considering she’s prickly, pissed off with me before I can even make a move, and definitely not my type. Except the beautiful New Orleans street busker takes my breath away—all untapped passion simmering just beneath the surface.

Something much darker simmers just beneath the surface of her life too.

HONORÉ
Being someone’s old lady is the last thing on my mind. Been there, done that, along with the obligatory bourbon shots, random ink, and riding bitch on some guy’s bike. I can’t slip away from my life, or spare time for a surly biker who has crawled under my skin and rattled my last nerve in a sexy, delicious way.

Saint. As if. I’ve known my fair share of outlaw MC dudes, and not a single one of them was anything close to righteous. I want to hate him and everything he stands for, but he’s ridiculously hot. He’s annoyingly persistent. And he’s surprisingly kind.

There’s no way I can sacrifice all I’ve fought for to be with him. When Saint brings danger to my door, it’s only a matter of time before my secrets spill over to rip us apart.

Blood Legion MC:
Cry Mercy
Save Grace
No Saint
Get Revenge

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

I have to start by saying that this book has very graphic fight scenes (which I enjoyed) and one hell of a rape scene. Some people can’t handle books like that, but in true MC fashion this one doesn’t go down without a fight.

Now onto my thoughts…

Saint wants what his fellow MC friends have found. That special someone. And the moment he laid eyes on Honoré he knew she was all he wanted. It didn’t matter that she shut down his advances each and every time he tried. He was determined to win her over. It doesn’t matter her secrets, he’ll do what his heart tells him to.

Honoré is a single mom with a demented baby daddy ex who enjoys making her life hell. She wants nothing to do with men like him and although she knows Saint is different, she just doesn’t know if she can trust her own judgement.

I love the relationship between Saint and Caleb. It’s pure and at times quite humorous. It’s a relationship every single mother wishes for. There’s also Momma Joan. I’m not sure I have words to describe her. She can make a biker blush that’s for sure.

Honoré, child, all I’m saying is I’m a lot older than you, and I still get my pipes cleaned from time to time. You’re too young to be getting cobwebs all up in your hoo-ha.”

No Saint is another amazing part of the Blood Legion MC. These guys may turn into romantic saps when they find that special someone, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to how far they’re willing to go for that person or to help a fellow brother. They would and have destroyed everything in their paths to save the ones they love. This book is no different. And it’s one of my favorites in this series.

“You’re not thinking about getting me back in the sack, are you? Because I do love you, but I think you broke my pussy last night.” – Have to say this is one of my favorite quotes now!

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Review of The Flame Keeper (Healer Series #5) by Sharilyn Skye

“Oh. My. God. You are a Swifty.”

 

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Length: 244 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

Aedan is back and there’s going to be trouble.

Nothing is left of Aedan’s House and now he knows it. Baltimore’s supernatural community is in reeling after his abduction, torture, and return. He may be rescued, but he is a long way from home. Lara must find a way to help Aedan regain control before he slips into darkness and loses everything he worked so hard to gain.

As Aedan cleans House one Master vampire at a time, Lara lays a trap only she can, using the tool she knows best, herself, to lure him into a dangerous seduction that will pull every trigger he has and can lead to only one outcome, control or death.

But it’s not just Aedan she has to deal with, her best friend is changing in ways no one understands, her parent’s deaths are looking more and more unlikely, and The Mad Queen is on a rampage, causing blood to run through the streets of Talamh na Sithe and forcing her People to seek out the one person that might protect them all, Lara.

With a Fae War on the horizon, she must choose between safety or freedom, family or home.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Aedan is back, but he’s not back to normal. He’s wiping out houses that don’t want to leave the past ways. He’s wiping out his enemies and making way for something bigger and better. But he’s losing himself. Thank goodness for a creative Lara who knows just how to fix him.

Lara feels lost. She risked everything to save Aedan and now he won’t even talk to her. That is until she gives him the one thing he cannot say no to…her.

“Don’t worry about it, Galahad. I’ve got a plan.”

And now the fae war is beginning. Lara’s grandmother is going insane so everyone is fleeing to Lara. She opened her home (so to speak) to all who want to come. Even her dads. Yes! Dads! As in four! It’s crazy and yet it somehow works.

“You have Laith’s hair and eyes, Lann’s lips and cheekbones, Saige’s cute nose and face shape, and Seal, well, Seal I do not see so much, but I sense him in you.”

On the cusp of war and Aedan and Lara find their relationship is finally moving forward. They finally realized they’re better together than apart.

The Flame Keeper is one of the best in the Healer Series. I’m looking forward to what happens next and for the spinoff series The Eight.

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Review of House of Fire (Healer Series #3) by Sharilyn Skye

“…Wicked Faerie.” 

 

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Length: 407 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

Betrayal has ripped apart Aedan’s House and its enemies smell blood in the water.

Aedan is missing and the strongest vampire House in America is in shambles. What was supposed to be the perfect ending to an amazing night has ended in chaos, fear, and death; setting events in motion that will challenge even the strongest of bonds. Lara must do the impossible: find Aedan, keep the sharks at bay, help her best friend stay sane, and gain enough power to stop a supernatural war from starting, because it if does, humanity will certainly be dragged into it. With her allies reeling, help comes from unlikely sources, but is it too late to stop what has already begun?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. Lara steps up her game and is starting to become the faerie she was meant to be. I think she’s more than even she knows. Her powers grow every day and after her trip with her grandmother they seem to be almost endless.

Aedan seems to always be one step behind. Every time it appears that he makes a decision to move things forward with Lara something bad happens that interferes with his plan. He needs to learn to live in the moment and cherish each and every second he has with her.

As for everything else…her Guardian is kind of hilarious at times. The members of Aedan’s house are half scheming and half sincere, it’s troubling to see who is who. Her grandmother is a tad bit insane. And the doctor, he’s kind of incredible. If Aedan wasn’t in the picture I’d be voting for him to win the girl.

“I’m sorry, Goddess, I mean, Dani, I’m a bit slow. Can you please tell me what you’re talking about and use very small words and possibly pictures? Can I sit? Yes, I need to sit.”

In House of Fire you see much change in Lara and every new little bit pulls you in deeper. It’s a combination of her power and her innocence that makes her so likeable. You want to cheer when she succeeds. You want to scream when she’s hurt. And you want to strangle Aedan for his ability to keep stopping after teasing.

I’m loving the Healer Series and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Of course that may have something to do with the fact that it ends on one hell of a cliffhanger. You learn a little about everyone in this book and are left wondering if you think you have it right or if someone else is hiding in the shadows you’d never have expected. Either way, I’m looking forward to finding out.

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Review of Date Like A Woman by Kai Nicole

“Sex Residue” 

 

Genre: Psychology, Self-Help

Length: 182 Pages

Description:

This is the dating book Millennial women have been waiting for. It offers a fresh non-sexist perspective on dating and gives women the strategies they need for dating success. This book will revolutionize dating for women everywhere.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Flaimahmy Press.*

I’m never sure how to review a self-help book so here goes…

Dating Fallacies – love these! I never did understand why women did this stuff or believed these things.

Managing Expectations – checklists should never exist. People live in fantasy worlds when it comes to their ideal relationships instead of real life. Be realistic!

Being Honest About Yourself – this is a good one. How people see you and how you see yourself are rarely the same. Everyone should have an “honesty mirror”.

Learning How to Date – “respect, engagement, and interest” is all that matters when someone is asking you out. Not his clothes or his car. Then you need to be honest with yourself about what you’re looking for in a date (not a husband). Remember dating should be fun. Don’t set expectations of what will happen. Be open to trying new things. Be an active participant in the date. Have a conversation. And for goodness sake don’t pull your phone out! Who wants to date someone who is staring at their phone instead of them.

Let’s Talk About Men – I simply loved this chapter. I think it’s one of the most important. Don’t skip it! From my experiences everything in here is spot on.

What About Sex? – “Your greatest asset is not your vagina.” You are worth more than just sex. However, I have to agree with this section when she says, “get a friend with benefits.” Just because we don’t want to be used for sex doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy sex. Nothing to be ashamed of.

What You Can Learn From Strippers and “Groupies” – they know what men want and how to give it to them. How to make the men they’re interested in want them. Nothing wrong with learning a little skill.

But What About? – this chapter covers topics like competition from other women, internet dating (which the author has not done, but without it I wouldn’t have met the wonderful man I’m with. I think if you look closely you can judge a man’s interest by how he messages you.), using social media to your advantage, and dating as a mom.

Rejection and Letting Go – I love the “sex residue” and “sex haze” references! And completely agree with them.

Understanding Love – this chapter may be hard for some, because so many people I’ve known have issues with it, but read it and read it again until it fully sinks in.

Kai Nicole has some extremely good advice in here. I’ve gone about my dating life pretty similar to hers and have had the same outcomes. Now if I too could just get the relationship part down.

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Review of Save Grace (Blood Legion MC #2) by Rie Warren

“Do you want to kiss me?” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 228 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Something wicked hot this way comes.

SLADE
I was a Marine. An operative. A hardcore soldier. Something brought me to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, and now I’m a biker. Whatever drew me here is bigger than my own baggage, and it isn’t the CIA, or Force-Recon, or anyone else.

There’s a pull. Her name is Grace. She’s missing, possibly because of the MC and our haphazard raid on the White Lair. Grace is my new mission. An op. Nothing more.

Until I finally locate the gorgeous woman who has built an even bigger barricade around herself than I have, and I realize I’ll never be free of her.

GRACE
I don’t want to be found. Not by anyone. Not anymore. Not after what’s been done to me against my will. As if enslavement at the White Lair wasn’t enough.

It seems I don’t have a choice. I have a new client. He’s dark-browed, big all over, and broody beyond belief. This Killian Slade doesn’t force me. He doesn’t ask me to strip. He pays extra each time and he doesn’t even touch me. When he finds out the truth, he’ll hate me as much as I hate myself. Yet I can’t stop the hot hammering of my pulse where I’d only ever been hurt and used before—there’s a yearning to be with this singular man.

I want to wake up from this nightmare, but the nightmare is just beginning.

BLOOD LEGION MC:
Cry Mercy
Save Grace
No Saint
Get Revenge

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Killian Slade, ex-Marine, ex-CIA, lone wolf who made a promise to Mercy to find her friend, the only missing girl from the compound she’d been rescued from. Easier said than done. But Killian is a man of his word and come hell or high water he’ll keep his promise. Of course he only promised to find her, not tell anyone he did.

“I think I better go now. You’re too damn much of a temptation, and I’m not really a gentleman.”

Grace had gotten an upgrade from the hell she was in previously, but she was still a prisoner. Hope had never dared entered her mind, not until Killian entered her room. He wasn’t like the others. She trusted him, felt safe with him, and yet she kept a very big secret from him.

Killian wasn’t prepared for Grace. She was so much more than he could have ever imagined. And he wanted to keep her. Keep her safe. Keep her happy. Keep her protected. And keep her to himself.

“I don’t want you to risk your life like this.”

Save Grace is another amazing book by Rie Warren. It’s filled with action, suspense, pain, love. It was an emotional rollercoaster that I couldn’t put down. I had to see what was going to happen next. And I was not disappointed.

P.S. Rock it Miss Bunny!

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Review of The Rogue King (Inferno Rising #1) by Abigail Owen

“I want to feel that again. Now.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Suspense

Length: 448 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her…

As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.

But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Kasia is one sparky little phoenix. She pretends to be fearless in order to protect herself and her sisters. She’d do anything to keep them safe…even mate a dragon. Her father may have been a dragon, but her mother had taught her that they were the enemy. Talk about trying to trust an enemy.

“”Don’t give your trust too easily in this world. More often than not, people like me are out to harm you or use you.”

“Aren’t you trying to stop me from running away?” she pointed out. “You might want to work on your sales pitch.””

Brand was just doing his job. He found the girl, now he just had to bring her to his old friend and the Blue Dragon’s new king, Ladon. Problem with that was it seemed everyone was onto the trail of the phoenix and everyone wanted her for their own selfish reasons. Brand didn’t…or so he kept trying to convince himself.

“”Kasia kept pushing. “Look at how you handled our first meeting. Your instinct was to help me.”

Now he scowled. “My first instinct was to fuck you. Long and hard.””

Faced with a heavy choice Brand goes with the selfish decision, but fate has something different in store for him and for Kasia. And you can only fight fate so long before it becomes impossible to ignore.

The Rogue King is full of action, suspense, and one hell of a romance.

The Inferno Rising series is a spin off of the Fire’s Edge series. In the Fire’s Edge series I wondered what was going on with the dragon clan’s kings as it’s a slight part of the backstory and the Inferno Rising series sheds light on all those missing pieces. I cannot wait to read more of both series! Loving me some dragon shifters!

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