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Review of Dragon’s Hope (Red Planet Dragons Of Tajss #4) by Miranda Martin & Juno Wells

“I want to live for her and because of her.”

 

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Before the generation ship crashed on this desert alien planet I was a Vagrant. Unplanned and unwanted, struggling to survive.

Now we’re on Tajss and if not for the natives, seven foot tall dragon-men with wings and tails and scales, we’d all be dead.

My new friends are finding love and I couldn’t be happier for them but I want to fit in, I want to have a place and a purpose. Strangely enough the only one who might understand is one of those scaled dragon-men.

I wanted comfort and attention but it turns out ‘one night stand’ doesn’t translate into Zmaj. He wants more and won’t give up until he claims his treasure. Me.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Lana was unwanted on the ship she once called home, but crashing landing on a foreign planet has given her the opportunity to do something with her life, to become needed, and to matter. In order to never go back to the person she once was she’ll do her best to help out in any way her people need, which is how she’ll end up as a hunter.

Astarot knew he’d found his treasure the moment he first saw Lana. Getting her to want him back, now that was a different story. She wanted one night of comfort. He wanted forever. It just takes a few challenging events to get them on the same page.

“When a Zmaj mates, it’s for life. She is his treasure, his everything. He will do anything for her. She becomes the center of his universe.”

I have mixed emotions on this one. On one hand a lot happens in means to the underlying plot and over all series, but on the other hand there wasn’t as much oomph between the main characters as in the previous books. I just wasn’t as attached to Lana and Astarot and I’m not sure if it was because most of their time together was spent being captured or taken to the Tribe and they didn’t seem to have as much one-on-one time as the previous couples or if maybe they just didn’t fully click as a couple to me. I can say that if you’re following the series that this one is vital as it takes a turn into new territory and I cannot wait to see what happens next. As a matter of fact it kind of ends on a cliff hanger. Bring on book #5!

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Review of Dragon’s Love (Red Planet Dragons of Tajss #3) by Miranda Martin & Juno Wells

“I’m torn apart and created anew…”

 

Genre: Sci-fi

Book Length (Est.): 170 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

 I guess I’m one of the last survivors of the human race and I’m stranded on this hell of a desert alien planet. Sucks to be me.

Our ship crashed months ago and those of us left are struggling to survive the boiling heat in barbaric living conditions. The only reason we’re not all dead is one of my friends got knocked up by a native alien and he lets us live in his ruined city. We should be grateful but a lot of the humans hate the dragons and the girls who mate with them. Fools.

The natives are huge, seven foot tall dragon-men with wings and tails and scales. Surly and overly protective, who needs that? Not me. Alien baby fever is the new in thing, but I’m not falling for the hype. I’ve always survived being alone and I don’t need anyone to change that. Try telling that to Shidan, the most annoyingly persistent alien male around.

Thanks to the primitive nature of the destroyed planet we have no idea what’s happening when things go wrong with my friend’s pregnancy. I’m sure I can salvage something from our crashed ship that will help, but to get there I’ll have to leave the city’s protection and go out in the sweltering heat where everything wants to kill me. The only way I’ll survive is if Shidan comes too and he’s made it clear he wants only one thing. Love.

Dragon’s Love is a full length scifi novel with a happily ever after ending, plenty of steam, bloody battles and alien-human intrigue. It is standalone and co-written by Miranda Martin and one of the hottest science fiction romance authors out there, Juno Wells.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Amara didn’t want to be like her two friends. She didn’t want to fall for an alien dragon man or even think about having his baby, but when she has one following her around it becomes hard to resist his determination and charm.

She’s vastly independent, and due to her past experience with men and rank she has a difficult time asking for and accepting help. It isn’t easy for her to let anyone it, especially an alien dragon man who is driving her crazy by always being around to help.

Shidan may be young compared to the others like him, but he knows how he feels and he’s wanted Amara since the first day he’d seen her. He tries to learn more about her, ways to impress her, and ultimately he’s usually putting his foot in his mouth. For him maybe he tries a little too hard, but who can fault him for that.

Dragon’s Love continues the stories of the Red Planet Dragons of Tajss. Each story is individual to its characters, however, the underlying story of the crash and the planetary issues are continued from the previous books, for this reason I’d suggest reading them in order.

Side note for all you dirty girls who like a little sizzle in their books…these dragon men are not only sexy and sweetly possessive, but they also have two. Yes lades, two! Talk about not having to wait for a repeat performance. There’s definitely no down time for these couples!

My Favorite Moments all include Amara’s mouth. That girl is a complete smartass and I love it.

“Sure, you were just, you know, asking. Right. What if I am? What if I’m banging the holy hell out of that big alien dragon man? Taking his sweet alien cock and riding it all damn night long. What of it?”

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Review of Honeymoon by Samantha MacLeod

honeymoon

A Honeymoon With An Agenda

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Mythology

Book Length (Est.): 47 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Mythology expert Caroline Capello agreed to marry Loki, the Norse god of fire and lies.

She didn’t realize the most dangerous part of their marriage might be the honeymoon.

**This is a follow-up novella to The Trickster’s Lover**

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is a follow-up novella to The Trickster’s Lover and is not a standalone.

While Caroline is stressing over wedding plans the one thing she forgot was that her fiance is the God of Lies and he sometimes does things that he might not fully explain…like the last name on her driver’s license. But when she calms down and decides to let Loki take the lead they’ll end up in a magical place…filled with people shooting arrows at them. Nothing is ever truly peaceful when it comes to Loki. And Caroline is never as harmless as she seems. She is one well underestimated woman.

Honeymoon is like an extra shot of Loki and Caroline. If you loved them in The Trickster’s Lover then this is a must read.

My Favorite Moment was one of those awkward, funny, and sexy moments all rolled into one.

Beware when your man asks… “Do you want to try something different?”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of The Planets All Shone by Nora Fleischer

The Planets All Shone

Weird and Crazy

 

Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 44 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Dana Elson never should have drunk that soda. Now she’s sharing her body with the clone of a dead man– and she and the clone’s gun-happy boyfriend are on the run from the sinister Mahler Corporation. Can Dana to get her own body back before Mahler catches up to them? The Planets All Shone is a buddy comedy for fans of the great American road trip.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Okay that was one weird read. Talk about alien technology/sci-fi to the extreme. I don’t even know how to put it into words without giving away the entire book, but here goes…

Dana ends up basically sharing a body with Jay, a body that can transform into whomever has control over it (hers or Jay’s), and all because she drank something nasty without looking at it. Giving the predicament she finds herself in Dana is actually pretty in control. Jay, is pretty sweet, and if she had to choose who she got stuck with she’d probably have chosen him over Adam. Adam is Jay’s boyfriend and ex-colleague. All he wants is to save Jay and poor Dana is just in his way. Oh yes, and they have someone else chasing after them because everyone seems to want Jay.

Their conversations are interesting and sometimes quite entertaining. Nothing like talking to the person you’re looking at while you can hear someone else inside your head.

“Don’t look, thought Dana. don’t look don’t look don’t look

She could feel the edge of Jay’s amusement. Don’t crash the car trying not to look at my hot boyfriend. Even though he’s NAAAAAKED.”

The Planets All Shone is a quirky and wildly crazy read. I think that it could have been developed a little more, but for what it is it held my attention. Although once I finished I thought to myself, what the hell did I just read. It’s not bad, just full of the weird and crazy.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Starlight (The Dark Elf War #1) by William Stacey

Starlight

A Tangled Web We Weave

 

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Book Length (Est.): 530 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

A secret power. The revival of magic. An ancient evil stirs.

Twenty-year-old university dropout Cassie Rogan has returned to her small British Columbia home. Tortured by an accident that killed her parents, she drifts, failing life at every turn. When an impossibly localized lightning storm hits the surrounding forest, Cassie discovers her supernatural side.

After centuries of atrophy, the forces of magic are flowing back into our world, and Cassie can wield arcane powers. Her life seems destined to turn around, until the downside of magic brings everything to a screeching halt. Horrifying mythical beasts now prowl the northern wilderness—including the Basilisk—an enormous eight-legged lizard that can turn its prey to stone.

Recruited by a secretive agency, Cassie must quickly master her powers to protect mankind. As she develops her skills, a dark power secretly watches from the shadows. The Fae Seelie (a.k.a. the Dark Elves)—humanity’s ancient enemy—have returned to settle the score.

Starlight is the first book in the Dark Elf War series, an epic urban fantasy and coming of age series that features fast-paced action, mysterious creatures, careful world-building, and breathless pacing. Author William Stacey is a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Starlight begins with several individual stories, all separate characters, that will later intertwine. It was a little slow of a start, and I wasn’t entirely sure if I was going to like it, but it was definitely worth getting to know the characters in order to fully enjoy the storyline.

Alex is one hell of a soldier. He’s a leave no man behind kind of man. He knows right from wrong and he’ll do what’s needed to protect everyone.

Cassie is emotionally lost and doesn’t even know where to go to begin to find herself, but she’s stronger than she looks. She has a heart of gold and will do the right things no matter how hard it is.

Elizabeth is pretty much a religious freak. Everything is a gift from God and should be treated as such. She’s very passionate about her faith and extremely vocal to those who don’t agree.

There are also several other military men who you’ll either love or hate, there’s no in between. And that’s just the humans. There’s also an entire world filled with determined Fae Seelie and creatures from legends long past. It’s the perfect blend of the world we know now and the world stories once spoke about.

The characters are all completely unique and each one adds their own element to enhance the story.

My Favorite Moment: I love how the different personalities sometimes play off one another.

“Consider yourselves in full battle rattle, ladies. Absolutely bad-ass.”

“I feel like a turtle,” Cassie said.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Destined (Aliens, Myths & Magic #1) by Sylvina Storm

Destined

Magic, Myth & Mayhem

 

Genre: Fantasy, Erotica, BDSM

Book Length (Est.): 238 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Destiny brought them together. Their love might tear them apart.

~Ryleigh~
“Maybe when I woke, this would no longer be a nightmare with crazy wolves and strange creatures masquerading as men.”
The men who almost kidnapped me will stop at nothing to get me back. I’m no damsel in distress, but who could turn down a sexy white knight… or two?
Lukas and Darian have a few secrets. They aren’t exactly human. Neither are the men trying to find me.
The Intarans might look like humans, but they’re not of this world. For millennia, they have starred in our myths, legends, and nightmares. They’re trapped on Earth… and they want to use me to open the portal home.
I had planned my future carefully, but nothing could’ve prepared me for nightmares come to life, or falling in love.

~Lukas~
“I’m done waiting. We both know what you want. It’s the same thing I want. And I always get what I want.”
From the moment I saw her, I knew Ryleigh was my mate. I didn’t care that she was human; I wasn’t exactly pure-blooded myself. My secrets were unraveling fast, threatening to destroy those I loved.
I’d protect her with my life, but when the truth comes out, will she stay?

~Darian~
“Don’t you fantasize about how it would be between us? I know I do.”
I was a broken man, shattered by years of torture and pain. My family called me traitor; my allies feared me. Hell, I barely trusted myself.
Lukas saved me, and I loved him too much to ever cause him pain. Before Ryleigh came into our lives, he was everything I ever wanted.
Ryleigh saw the man I might’ve been. She was the only woman I could’ve ever loved. Hell, I wanted her and Lukas both.

***This full length novel is part of a series, and best read in order, but you get a HEA with no cliffhangers.***

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Ryleigh is quickly thrown into a world she never knew existed. Her head’s set on finding her missing friend, but her heart is being torn in two different directions and it’s an emotional craziness as she gets closer to both Lukas and Darian.

Lukas is a bisexual Dominant who seems to like to control every situation. He even has dreams that give him glimpses of certain outcomes, but nothing gave away the predicament he found himself in.

Darian has a terror filled past and it has left him carrying many emotional scars. One being the fact that he’s openly gay and in love with his best friend, but when he feels drawn to a woman for the very first time why oh why is it the one his best friend seems connected too. Talk about a sucky situation. But being him does have its perks…he can shape shift!

“If it were anyone else I’d fight for you, Lia. You’re special. But I can’t hurt him. Not like that.”

The story alternates between three main points of view (Ryleigh, Lukas, and Darian) with an occasion glance into the enemies mind thrown in here and there. Throughout most of the story each point of view continues where the other left off keeping the story moving, but toward the end there’s a part that’s retold from each of their point of views and it felt like a wrench being thrown into the smoothly working machine.

Destined is filled with secrets, intrigue, and hot kinky sex. It combines aliens and myths to produce a race of very interesting people. It’s captivating and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: It probably shouldn’t have been funny considering it was basically a hostage situation but when Darian went to save Ryleigh it was quite funny.

“Stay still! Pretend I’m not here.”

“But, I wanna see.” She pouted.

“Yeah, about that. I can’t change with my clothes. Being cold ain’t got nothing on standing at four inches and freezing. I’d rather keep my dignity, thank you very much. No peeking.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of The Outcasts: City in Ruins by K.C. Gray

The Outcasts

A New Look Into Gargoyles 

 

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Book Length (Est.): 226 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

When fifteen-year-old Sophia Goodman meets Billy Carter and touches his hand, her very essence hums with pleasure. Sophia is so addicted to his touch she ignores Billy’s strange behavior. It’s obvious he’s hiding something, but by the time she realizes Billy isn’t as he seems, she finds herself thrust into a world filled with magic and mythological creatures.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

K.C. Gray paints a new picture for gargoyles and their evolution. Their history, evolution, prophecies, rules – it all paints a picture unlike one I’ve read before.

Sophia isn’t quite sure what she’s looking for, but when she feels the unexplainable pull toward a mysterious boy she wants to question it, but by the time she does it’s entirely too late. She followed a feeling, one that she can no longer feel, and finds herself basically a prisoner of a world she never knew existed.

“I thought about his transformation again and again. Despite attempts to stop, the scene seemed etched in my eyelids; body stretching, skin deepening to an inhuman color, and wings…fuck, he had wings!”

Billy told her he was a recruiter, he just didn’t elaborate. He was there to do a job, one that didn’t entirely lead to her, but he was addicted to her touch and couldn’t leave her. He had to have her, bring her with him, even if it wasn’t her time.

In The Outcasts: City in Ruins rules get broken, worlds begin to collide, and in the end a life is given in the name of protection.

When I first began reading I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but as I got further and further into the story I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. Truth be told…I still can’t. The ending  definitely left me wanting more. For anyone who’s super strict with their genres, as a mom I feel I should say that the book is labeled YA and although there’s an occasional cuss word and insinuations of sex I believe it still falls into the YA category. It doesn’t cross any lines and I’d definitely let my 13 year-old read it.

My Favorite Moment: I have to admit I really enjoyed when Sophia punched a ‘precious unicorn’. He deserved it!

Jenn 4 Heart

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