PROMO: Baby Got Bear (Marked and Mated #4) by Milly Taiden

Paranormal Romance (Shifters) – 208 Pages

About the Book:

Lucy Benton, daughter of the Pack Benton wolf alpha, knows there’s only one man for her. Beau. He’s gentle and strong, and she just can’t seem to stay away from him. Training horses at his ranch was her way to get his attention, but it’s been two years and nothing has happened between them. What is going on?

Beau Sampson can’t live without Lucy. She’s his fated mate and he doesn’t care that she’s a wolf and he’s a bear. All he knows is that he’s not letting her go. But he’s too shy to give her a reason to stay until she throws the saddle on him. And, oh, what a fantastic bucking ride it is.

The problem is her father, the oldest alpha in the region who will do anything for money and power, just made a deal with the devil—a black magic wolf who’s taken Lucy for his bride. He knows he can break the wild filly of her rowdy spirit. Now the race is on. Lucy must fight to stay alive and pray her bear shows up before she’s bonded into a loveless mating with a soulless monster who has no idea what he just signed up for.

 

Review of Flame (Dark Kings #17) by Donna Grant

“I’ll return for you.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance (Dragons), Suspense

Length: 407 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

If she believed in destiny, she would believe they were meant for each other.
But that fire was put out long ago. . .

Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?

Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from St. Martin’s Publishing Group via NetGalley.*

Cain is a Dragon King who misses the time back when the land flourished with his brethren. He wants the peace and beauty of the Earth back, but knows it will never happen. Not until the Others are destroyed.

Noreen is an Other who finally realized she’d been lied to and betrayed. The Others weren’t what she’d thought them to be. She wanted out and she wanted to let her once enemy, the Dragon Kings, know what she knew in hopes of righting a wrong.

Neither Cain nor Noreen expected to feel the instant attraction or for things to become so intense as fast as they did, but neither could deny the truth. They were fated to be together. It didn’t matter that she was an Other, or that she was a Dark Fae, all that mattered was she wanted to do what was right.

“Because I knew I’d done the one thing the new me had never thought to do.”

“Betray a Dragon King.”

Flame is another Dark Kings novel filled with desire, confusion, betrayal, and intense heat. From beginning to end there’s never a dull moment. It was an intense ‘what’s going to happen next’ kind of story that had me turning page after page from beginning to end.

I love how the underlying plot plays throughout the entire series. It’s getting close to something major happening and I cannot wait to find out what it is. These Dragon Kings are due for one hell of a victory.

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Review of The Bliss Drip (Rozalyn Hunt Series #1) by Liddie Cain

“So, the demon mark?”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Angel & Demons)

Length: 145 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

I never expected my ex to walk back into my life. Especially as a vampire. Macory “Mac” Jacobs walks back into our southern small town and my life will never be the same. He pulls me into his world of supernatural creatures that I thought were only fiction. He asks me to help him run a blood donation program to serve the local vampire protection and protect the neighbors we grew up around. But he has no idea how much risk this request will put me in and I need him close to keep me safe. Will my heart want him even closer?

Or will the confident and oh-so-tempting boss of his, an archdemon named Felix, sweep me off of my feet? He is just as drawn to me as I am to him. Clues will begin to emerge that there are reasons from our past for such an attraction. I had always known there was something different about me and these revelations will surprise everyone I love.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Roz seems perfectly fine with the vampire community moving into her town. Didn’t hurt that the magistrate is her ex, who she never got over, but him now being a vampire did explain a few reasons why he left.

Mac never wanted to leave Roz, but he didn’t have a choice. Now he’s back and realizes that although she wants everything strictly business between them that it may be easier said than done.

“Dove, you look good like that, wrapped up in the blankets on my bed.”

Felix is an archdemon who knows how to walk in a room like he owns it, and that power radiates with Roz from the first time they meet. I had a difficult time getting a feel for him, other than I liked him. But he’s still a mystery.

Roz, Mac, and Felix make one hell of a power couple, no pun intended. It’s a threesome based on love, pleasure, and protection. But it’s not until someone intervenes that secrets are brought into the light and everything changes. Some for the better, some for the…to be determined. That will have to wait until book two to find out. Which means, yes, there is a little bit of a cliffhanger.

“Rozalyn,” he growled out as he rubbed his face against my thigh. “I am powerful. Underlings fear my anger.” He switched to the other thigh, trailing his tongue down it and making me shiver. “I am the archdemon of the entire southern dominion.” He hovered his face over my center. “And you have me on my knees for you.”

The Bliss Drip is an interesting mixture of angels, demons, vampires, and other supernatural creatures. The descriptions are detailed enough to pull you in, but not too much to be over baring. I think there could have been more interactions between Roz and other characters that didn’t involve sex. Like with Jason and Barden…I just felt like their relationships were missing something.

There was a little name confusion for me when the past came into play, but I’m glad they stuck with the names I was familiar with. The ending, however, left me wanting more. I felt like I needed to know where Roz, Mac, Felix, and everyone else would end up. Definitely looking forward to the second book in the series.

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PROMO: Hawkesmoor: Novel of Vampire & Faerie by Anne Merino

Paranormal Romance, Vampire – 455 Pages

About the Book:

Robin Dashwood, a handsome and charming British vampire with long gone aristocratic connections, is about to be thrown into an epic adventure that will shine light upon the rise of the vampire. This is the last thing he could imagine himself doing. Robin prefers to hide in plain sight — having devised a quiet life for himself in New York as a history professor in hopes of avoiding other more powerful vampires and their dangerous, decadent political machinations.

A chance encounter in a Manhattan art gallery introduces him to the beautiful Lady Caroline DeBarry and reveals a vicious murder from Robin’s human past. In search of answers to this historical mystery, he returns home to England and to Caroline who has captured his heart. As Robin uncovers the truth, he finds traces of a far more ancient and shrouded realm than even that of the vampire. This will shake the foundations of vampire lore and its brutal hierarchy, placing Lady Caroline in terrible danger and setting in motion events that will lead to a final bloody confrontation between a revenant army and human kind.

Hawkesmoor is the first book in a trilogy that will continue the eerie adventures of Robin Dashwood – a very British vampire.

Excerpt:

Robin emerged from the Bailey impeccably turned out in his favorite dinner suit. Made for him in the 1930’s, it possessed superb lines almost extinct in modern versions. It was a perfect spring eveninghe even had little trouble flagging down a taxi. Perhaps going out wasn’t such a bad idea after all. 

“Where it be, mister?” asked the driver as he slid into the back seat.

“The Glockner Gallery, please.”

The driver nodded jovially. “Yep, opening night party, right? I’m old schoolremember when cabbies used to know what was happening anywhere in the city?”

“Would you happen to know what the opening is for? I honestly don’t know myself.” Robin reached into his breast pocket for the invitation as the cab pulled away from the curb. It would probably say something about the event. He hoped it wasn’t another tiresome retrospective on the impact of fashion. 

“Some English display of old furniture.” The cabbie thought for a second. “From some castle. Hawk something Castle.”

Robin froze. Surely he had heard the man incorrectly.

“Hawkesmoor Castle?” he asked in a low voice.

The driver beamed. “Yeah, that’s it! Hawkesmoor Castle. Couldn’t forget that name.”

With trembling hands, Robin tore open the cream-colored envelope and read the engraved card inside. Lady Caroline DeBarry would be present to open an exhibit of fine English antiques from Hawkesmoor. All to benefit the current refurbishment project at the castle itself in Yorkshire, England.

He let out a small, strangled cry. The cabbie looked back in the rear view mirror in real concern.

“You okay back there, mister?”

Hawkesmoor Castle. The words swam in front of his face. Hawkesmoor Castle, his keep, his abandoned responsibility, his Earldom. The place where he should be buried next to the woman who should have been his Countess who would have had his sons. Elizabethher name still had the power to hurt him like a blow to the body.

“You want I should pull over?” The cabbie began slowing the yellow cab down a fraction. “Hey, mister!”

The hunger began to pound in his temples like a migraine. His joints ached with it. His horror at the sudden reemergence of Hawkesmoor Castle, the place of his birth and human death, had caused the blood hunger to accelerate.

This was a disaster. His head reeled at the possible ruination of the careful, predictable life he had so pointedly devised for himself. He had always been meticuloushunting in the smallest hours of the night in black corners of New York where even angels dared not alight. But now, in the middle of bustling Soho, he was a vampire rising. 

“Hey, mister,” repeated the worried cab driver. “What should I do?”

Robin felt his eyes dilatea targeting system booting up. His unique revenant chemistry was reconfiguring for attack. He inhaled desperately, trying to reroute the impulses to what was left of his humanity. The relentless migraine narrowed, focused and became a lasera razor bladeripping through his veins. 

“Yes,” Robin hissed, “pull over.”

“I’ll radio for an ambulance,” the driver offered as he edged the vehicle off the main thoroughfare and double parked on a quiet side street. “Hang on, buddy!”

Robin was in a deadlock. Frantic attempts to defuse his vampire system were failing, lost in the hypersonic pulse in his veins that ignited every nerve ending. He felt his entire frame light up like a Roman candlethe pain was exhilarating. Robin Dashwood was off line. What remained was a devastating weapon.

“Please help me.”

“Sure thing, mister.” The cabbie jumped out and came around to the rear door. He held out a strong hand for Robin to grasp.

“I’m sorry,” the vampire said hoarsely as he accepted the hand. It was the last flickering remnant of Robin Dashwood

“What the hell?” the cabbie began.

His superior vampire strength had the cabdriver in the back seat and neatly pinned with a crushed larynx before the man could finish his sentence.

**As always, by clicking on the above book cover it will bring you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of The Reign of a Queen (Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance #3) by Azriel Hope

“I don’t want you to be evil!” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length: 218 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Farrow and Rayelynn are brought to Estancia to live among the gods until Farrow serves his sentence for killing fairies and elves at their Samhain celebration. Rayelynn and Farrow’s children grow rapidly and Rayelynn is forced to commit a crime she never thought imaginable at the behest of the gods, whom Farrow and Rayelynn discover are not as good as eternity believes.

Farrow and Rayelynn tour the realms trying to instill peace among the agitated immortals who are angered the Arcades have been liberated. As they visit the realms, Rayelynn must face her past, her real father and take her place as the Queen of Eternity. The prejudice Farrow faces on their journey brings him to understand he still has darkness within him he cannot hide. To save Farrow from himself and Drayden from Lucien, the demon Lord of Martu Mara, Rayelynn must face the love she bears both of them.

Anastasia and Naida’s love grows as Anastasia rules the newly liberated Arcades, and settles into her role as their queen, faithful wife, and mother. The balance of eternity is threatened when Drayden promises to bring Rayelynn to Martu Mara to eternally suffer. Rayelynn alone must heal the ills of their existence to save Farrow from the prejudice that cripples him and Drayden from the hell that seeks to consume his soul.

The Rise of a Queen is the last book in the Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Series. It has dark themes and sexual situations between gods, fairies, fallen angels and other mythical creatures who love as their hearts dictate.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

The Reign of a Queen is the perfect conclusion to Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance series. In truth I kept watching the percentage I was at because I thought, “No way is this going to be the last book. There’s not enough pages left.” I was wrong.

“For every instance of light there needs the darkness…for in the contrast of shadow to brightness one finds the truth.”

Rayelynn never ceases to amaze me. Her love truly knows no bounds. And trust me, it is definitely put to the test in the book. Her relationship with Farrow grows beyond anything humanly possible. It is her relationship with Drayden that left me wanting.

Farrow wars with himself constantly, even on the verge of destroying everything he holds dear, but her love always saves him.

Drayden’s heart is so full that it’s almost poisonous to him. Although he’ll damn Rayelynn for much, in the end, it’s her love that’ll save his soul too.

“I know of course you already have Farrow’s heathens, but would you have…mine?”

Anastasia becomes more that I would have imagined for her. I’m happy she’ll get everything she never knew she wanted.

This book has so many characters that I’ve watched develop throughout the trilogy and each has their story told in ways unique to them. There were only two things that I feel like were unfinished. Rayelynn’s twin…? And Rayelynn and Drayden deserved a little bit more, especially since Farrow gets his…just saying maybe a novella would be nice. (hint, hint)

If you want a new take on fallen angels, fairies, trolls, gods, and other mystical beings this is one intriguing series. There is much war and death, but it’s rivaled by the magic and sex.

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Excerpt:

Anger seared my insides. The shove felt so violating, so callous. For that moment I detested Farrow and realized, as I plummeted, part of me hated the evil within him. While I tolerated it in Drayden, I hated it in Farrow. It wasn’t fair, but Farrow promised he was better; Drayden never had. What was Farrow truly capable of? Rage filled me as my wings spread out from my back and grabbed the wind long before the ocean waves lapped at my face. I allowed myself to fall into the water, but I had flown. I dove under the surf hoping to escape the pain gripping my soul.

Once under the water I saw them, the selkie. The seal-like creatures played in the surf. I watched as their graceful bodies danced within the waves. We had no common language, but I felt their essence. They were as amazed to have a goddess among them as I was to regard such fabled creatures. In Landharn Shores the warriors would talk of selkie, but no one could catch one to confirm their existence. I always thought if fairies existed so too could they.

They sang an ancient song of love and devotion to the sea and its turbulent tides. As I rose to the surface to breathe, I found Farrow above me, hovering, searching. I blocked him out of my mind, yet he still found me in the surf as his arm pulled me out of the water and I flew out of his grasp. He breathed.

“So you flew,” he sighed in relief. “I thought you fell.” His face looked pained.

“Why did you push me?” I asked through clenched teeth.

“How else was I going to get you off of the cliff?” He was suddenly smug, and my irritation grew.

“Any way but toss me off!” I could barely look at him.

“Well, had I found a way to do it gently, you wouldn’t hate me as you do now, and I need your hatred so you can finally see what we’re facing.” His eyes darkened but were loving. “I regret pushing you, though. I probably should have found a better way to scare you.” He flew to the shore and I followed behind him. When we landed, he turned to me. “Talk to me, Rayelynn. Speak your rage!”

“I don’t want you to be evil!” I wailed as I moved away from him. “I hate your darkness. I hate what it might do to us!! I’m scared of losing you, Farrow…really losing you, forever. But I’m frightened you might destroy me too. What if they send you to Martu Mara? What will we do? I can’t live without you again! And I…I love Drayden too. I don’t know why. I wish I didn’t.” I buried my head in my hands, feeling the heat of shame as I sunk into the soft, wet sand.

After a moment, he knelt beside me. “I hate that you love Drayden. I detest it with my very soul. But until we test the bounds of our feelings, your love and my darkness, our relationship will never be real. We will always dance around what is not being said. I will stand trial tonight, and you will visit Drayden, and whatever comes of it we’ll get through together. Should I be damned, then you’ll have our children to hold my memory. Should we lose Drayden, we will work together to bring him back.”

I rested my head on his shoulder. “Why is this so hard?”

“Because you’re a goddess of light and I am a king of darkness…we aren’t meant to be, but what is worth saving is also worth fighting for.”

 

Review of The Rise of a King (Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance #2) by Azriel Hope

“We will prove love never fails” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length279 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

The second book in the Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Series takes us from the Arcades and the kingdom of dark angels to The Cirque, a fairy realm where Farrow’s brother Prince Drayden rules. Born half fairy and half-fallen angel, Drayden possesses both goodness and evil.

After being told by the Gods of Estancia that Farrow can’t keep Rayelynn in the Arcades, he risks losing the only being he has ever loved to keep her safe. By leaving Rayelynn in the Cirque with Drayden, Farrow fears she will be enticed by the fairy life she deserves and the brother who has already professed his desire to claim her for himself.

Drayden is a gracious host to the sweet and powerful fairy-mortal halfling who is carrying his brother’s children…but will risk his very soul to have her.

As Farrow becomes king of the Arcades, he works to prove to the gods he’s worthy of Rayelynn’s goodness and love, while Drayden falls deeper into a darkness that will destroy them all.

The Rise of a King is the second book in a trilogy. It has some dark themes and sexual situations that involve many polyamorous characters…who are immortal, slightly wicked, loving and oh so much fun. I recommend reading The Fall of Arcades before this book.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

This book picks up right where The Fall of Arcades ended. Farrow leaves Rayelynn where he thinks she will be the most safe, with his half brother Drayden. It’s a definite mistake, but his options are not exactly vast.

Drayden has his own skeletons and they do not stay in the closet. He has two lovers he does not want to choose between and then there is the beautiful Rayelynn who is carrying his half brother’s children, and he wants her for himself. He thinks he can eventually gain her trust by giving her what she wants and needs, but his treacherous mother forces his hand. In the end, he cares greatly for her, but is forced to betray her and himself.

“I know. I hate me too.”

Anastasia is trying to adapt her brother’s new take on life. She may even be enjoying it. With the Arcades adapting to Fallon as their new king her mercy for the slaves is what is saving them. Her heart is growing fond of those around her and it’s turning her into a much better leader.

Farrow has been doing everything he can to turn the Arcades into something it has never been. He wants his people to know love, to know rules instead of chaos, and he will rule with an iron fist even if it kills most of his people. And he will do it all so that his love can rule beside him one day.

“I have, within the bounds of my ability, the capacity to love.”

Rayelynn knows that being in the castle with Drayden is the equivalent of being in a gilded cage, but she will still do whatever she can to care for those around her. It’s who she is. And it’s why everyone wants her. Even if all she wants to do is go home to Fallon with her children. Never did she think Drayden would betray her in the ways he did and never did she think Fallon could break her heart. Thank goodness that that voice of hers.

“Perhaps you can do nothing for her body… but I expect you might help her soul.”

The Rise of a King is a whirlwind of mischief. The fairies, the elves, they’re all selfish beings who cannot see a bigger picture outside of their own bubble encased worlds. You think things are going well and then bam someone throws everything for a loop. No one can be trusted and yet as I was reading and knew this I still felt myself liking characters I knew I shouldn’t. That in itself protests to the writing.

I cannot wait to read The Reign of a Queen to find out exactly how this story plays out.

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Excerpt – when you go to a wishing tree you never know what will happen…:

I gathered Rayelynn into my arms. “It was all an illusion. Trust me, I watched you. You and I are the only ones in the forest. Your hand satisfied your love-starved body.” I caressed the side of her dress. “I could pacify that ache for you. Farrow would never have to know.” She abruptly pushed me off.

“How dare you!” Her anger was cute.

“How dare I not? I’m certainly more satisfactory than this,” I laughed as I gently took her hand and tangled her fingers in my own.

“Please don’t embarrass me.” She dropped her head.

“I’m sorry she didn’t give you what you wanted.” I pulled her into an embrace. “You deserve love, Rayelynn.” My hand stroked down her back, comforting. “I was only teasing. It’s better than outright anger or seduction … I’m trying.”

“I have no one,” she quietly said.

“You have me,” I whispered as I drew her in close.

“I wish I trusted you,” she said softly to herself.

“No,” I caressed my finger over her sweet lips. “You wish you trusted you.”

Before she was able to stop me, my mouth claimed those delicious lips as my tongue gently begged entrance. Beyond her better judgment, she let me in, if only for a second. It was enough. My heart swelled with my sex, and I held her to me until she gently pulled away.

“I … I … I,” she stammered, and my head spun.

“I’m the devil.” I kissed her flushed cheek and adjusted the painful erection tightening against my pants.

I smoothed her hair from her face and marveled at her beauty.

“You need a friend someone who understands you.” I took her hand to my mouth and planted another soft kiss there. “So do I.”

I stared at her for a long time, just drinking in her gorgeous eyes.

“Do you understand me?” Her voice was tiny and distant.

My finger trailed the softness of her skin as it coursed down her cheek. “I’m the one with two lovers, I can’t choose between,” I laughed.

“That’s not what I mean.” Panic struck her features.

“It’s exactly what you mean.” My voice was kind and caring as I leaned in to kiss her again.

This time she let me in and succumbed to me. My body trembled with desire as she so innocently gave herself over. Before the tree of life, we kissed each other with true love. Was it everlasting love? No. It was only momentary, but enough for us, by Cirquadian law, to be wed.

With that, I lifted her into my arms and we flew back to the Cirque.

 

 

Review of The Fall of Arcades (Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance #1) by Azriel Hope

“You’re a treasure I don’t deserve.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Length: 248 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Farrow Latimer, Prince of the Arcades:

I am the prince of darkness, the executioner and fallen angel royalty who is forbidden, love. No matter how many men or women I take to my bed none capture my heart.

As the Arcades teem with lust, debauchery, and destruction, I neither relish nor abhor my role as the most brutal of all and then I catch her….the small fairy halfling who seizes my world.

Rayelynn Astraides, first daughter of the Commander of Landharn’s West Shore:

The fallen angels litter the skies coming to claim us as I run from the monstrous man my father is to make me marry for failing battle school. Fallen angels are all about us and in my fear I tuck myself away.

There, beside the tree where I hide, he stands, tall, majestic, handsome… and deadly. He lets me run. I return to the battlefield to heal our wounded as I am a gifted healer. The dark angel comes again but this time to take me as his prisoner.

My world changes and I see such horror and sadness, but none greater than that which lies within the fallen prince who is disallowed love yet risks all for it.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Farrow is the executioner in the Arcades. He is also the prince and lives under his father’s domineering and archaic rule. His half fallen angel side does what he is expected to do, whether it be torturing someone or cutting off their head. His half mortal side hates every second and he prays his father never notices the disgust he chokes down.

“I can’t change who I am, love. But I can try and alter the world for you.”

Rayelynn was raised by a father who despised her and brothers who tormented her, but she was strong and did not define herself by their hateful torment. She instead, took what little enjoyment she could in healing the people around her who needed it.

Everything changed they day she ran away and he captured her. Farrow’s heart is drawn to her, no matter how much he wished it wasn’t. An Rayelynn is scared of everything in the Arcades, even Farrow, but the more time they spend together the more she realizes you cannot control who you love.

“Being in the Arcades was hell to most, but I would make it a haven for her.”

The Fall of Arcades is filled with detailed horrors, overloads of sexual tension, and a very imaginative storyline. The characters are written so well you can almost feel their emotion, and in a place that is basically a hell for the Fallen there is definitely many warring emotions.

This book does end on a happy note, but by no means did it feel like an ending. More like a beginning with much more to come. I look forward to seeing what the next book has in store for Rayelynn and Fallon. Will their love conquer all? Guess I’ll have to keep reading to find out.

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Excerpt:

“Can I not wash myself?” I squealed, softly.

“No,” he smiled, “you cannot. Now sit.” He directed me to sit on a shelf carved into the rocks. “You like this more than you’re willing to admit, Rayelynn.” There was almost a reverence to the way he said my name.

I obeyed him because I was being suffocated by the intense unfamiliar feelings in my body’s most sacred places. My sex throbbed. If only he was as kind and gentle as he pretended, I would have submitted to him … and would have willing loved him, I think. I laughed inwardly, I was no better than the wanton girls at home. I knew nothing of him but that he was a vicious killer as were all of his kind. I had to admit, despite my prejudice, there was a greatness in the Prince of Arcades and a deep understanding nature that belied a tender heart. If only he was who he pretended to be.

He slowly spread my legs and began to soap my knees.

“Please,” I begged, nearly frantic.

He lathered soap along the knobs of my joints with an excruciating deliberateness, moving slowly to my shins, then feet, giving extra attention to the hard, calloused skin around my heels. I thrust my hand forward to stop him, but he easily caught it.

“I’ve already told you, your virtue is safe. Let me do this; I wouldn’t do it for most.” His eyes were bright and loving as they met mine and he released my hand to give greater attention to my feet. “Enjoy the fact that I hold you dear.”

 

Review of The Enforcer (Fire’s Edge #3) by Abigail Owen

“Make me yours. Even if it only lasts today.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Shifters

Length: 325 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Death comes for everyone. Even Drake Chandali. The aging process that twists all unmated dragon shifters’ bodies into something useless has taken hold of his body centuries early. A mate could have reversed the process, but now it’s too late. To protect his team of enforcers, he leaves, and comes face to face with the woman he’d thought was human when he saved her from a fire months before.

Except she’s not human. She’s a mate.

Camilla Carrillo almost lost her family to wildfire. To discover she’s fated to mate a creature made of flame and rage, and become one herself, should be terrifying. But somehow a rightness settles inside her, especially when she’s around the glowering red dragon shifter who wants nothing to do with her.

When Drake learns Cami bears his mark — the same mark as the High King — he refuses to believe she’s meant to be his. It’s too late. How could he turn Cami only to take her with him to the grave? At the same time, he can’t walk away. Hiding her from the corrupt, rotting High King might be the last honorable thing Drake ever does with the little time he has left.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of the author and Entangled Publishing.*

I’m pretty sure that The Enforcer is my favorite Fire’s Edge book.

Drake saves several humans trying to flee a farm with no way out, but instead of them freaking out (like most people who’d see a real life dragon would) one girl attempts to defend her family from this monstrous creature. He’s so enthralled by her that once they’re safe he shifts into his human form and that’s when they both feel it…that special draw to one another, but she shows no signs of being a dragon mate so he writes it off, wipers her and her family’s memories, and doesn’t look back.

Cami on the other hand starts sparking fires. Luckily Rune showed up and offered her a safe haven since the last thing she needed was to finish burning down the rest of the family farm; it’s not as if there was much left anyhow.

“I’ll make you a deal. I’ll be silent if you can smile and say thank you.”

Drake, which we learned in the previous book, has health issues. He’s gone too long without a mate and he’s deteriorating quickly. So quickly that he decides to leave his team and crawl off to Rune’s to die. But who is there to greet him…Cami.

Cami doesn’t have a memory of him, but she knows she’s drawn to him. Drake won’t risk his failing health killing a potential mate. And there in lies the best part of the story. He’s crabby. She’s determined. Their chemistry pulled me in and I could not put the book down.

“Don’t you see? I’d rather die with you than live without you.”

Abigail’s writing is amazing as ever and the storyline completely captivating. I cannot wait to see what comes next in the Fire’s Edge series. One day maybe even all the couples will reunite. One can hope at least.

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PROMO: The Rise of a King (Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Book #2) by Azriel Hope

Paranormal Romance – 421 Pages

About the Book:

The second book in the Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Series takes us from the Arcades and the kingdom of dark angels to The Cirque, a fairy realm where Farrow’s brother Prince Drayden rules. Born half fairy and half-fallen angel, Drayden possesses both goodness and evil.

After being told by the Gods of Estancia that Farrow can’t keep Rayelynn in the Arcades, he risks losing the only being he has ever loved to keep her safe. By leaving Rayelynn in the Cirque with Drayden, Farrow fears she will be enticed by the fairy life she deserves and the brother who has already professed his desire to claim her for himself.

Drayden is a gracious host to the sweet and powerful fairy-mortal halfling who is carrying his brother’s children…but will risk his very soul to have her.

As Farrow becomes king of the Arcades, he works to prove to the gods he’s worthy of Rayelynn’s goodness and love, while Drayden falls deeper into a darkness that will destroy them all.

The Rise of a King is the second book in a trilogy. It has some dark themes and sexual situations that involve many polyamorous characters…who are immortal, slightly wicked, loving and oh so much fun. I recommend reading The Fall of Arcades before this book.

Excerpt – when you go to a wishing tree you never know what will happen…:

I gathered Rayelynn into my arms. “It was all an illusion. Trust me, I watched you. You and I are the only ones in the forest. Your hand satisfied your love-starved body.” I caressed the side of her dress. “I could pacify that ache for you. Farrow would never have to know.” She abruptly pushed me off.

“How dare you!” Her anger was cute.

“How dare I not? I’m certainly more satisfactory than this,” I laughed as I gently took her hand and tangled her fingers in my own.

“Please don’t embarrass me.” She dropped her head.

“I’m sorry she didn’t give you what you wanted.” I pulled her into an embrace. “You deserve love, Rayelynn.” My hand stroked down her back, comforting. “I was only teasing. It’s better than outright anger or seduction … I’m trying.”

“I have no one,” she quietly said.

“You have me,” I whispered as I drew her in close.

“I wish I trusted you,” she said softly to herself.

“No,” I caressed my finger over her sweet lips. “You wish you trusted you.”

Before she was able to stop me, my mouth claimed those delicious lips as my tongue gently begged entrance. Beyond her better judgment, she let me in, if only for a second. It was enough. My heart swelled with my sex, and I held her to me until she gently pulled away.

“I … I … I,” she stammered, and my head spun.

“I’m the devil.” I kissed her flushed cheek and adjusted the painful erection tightening against my pants.

I smoothed her hair from her face and marveled at her beauty.

“You need a friend someone who understands you.” I took her hand to my mouth and planted another soft kiss there. “So do I.”

I stared at her for a long time, just drinking in her gorgeous eyes.

“Do you understand me?” Her voice was tiny and distant.

My finger trailed the softness of her skin as it coursed down her cheek. “I’m the one with two lovers, I can’t choose between,” I laughed.

“That’s not what I mean.” Panic struck her features.

“It’s exactly what you mean.” My voice was kind and caring as I leaned in to kiss her again.

This time she let me in and succumbed to me. My body trembled with desire as she so innocently gave herself over. Before the tree of life, we kissed each other with true love. Was it everlasting love? No. It was only momentary, but enough for us, by Cirquadian law, to be wed.

With that, I lifted her into my arms and we flew back to the Cirque.

 

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Review of The First to Fall (Fallen #1) by Tanisha D. Jones

“Be good or be good at it.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Length: 309 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Romance set in New Orleans. The First to Fall is the first novel in the Fallen series.
When the body of rock star Nicky Sky turns up missing, detective Elijah Cain is on the case, until the case is ripped out from under him by some powerful higher ups. But Elijah knows Nicky’s body wasn’t stolen – Eli’s telepathic vision showed him that the dead man exited his coffin and walked out all on his own. And so Eli enters the world of New Orleans paranormals with the help of Nicky’s childhood friend Dr. C. Keegan Kent, an intriguing woman with secrets of her own. She draws Eli like no other woman, but their connection runs deeper than Eli imagines and one that could put them both in jeopardy.

With the Collective on the hunt for Nicky and his maker, an unknown entity who turned Nicky against his will, Eli and the Doc team up to protect Nicky and find the malevolent creature who sired him. But this chase puts them on a collision course with their destiny, or their destruction.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

The First to Fall is about the first angel to fall from Heaven when it split from the Earth. It puts a new spin on creatures of the dark, each with the abilities to match their amplified personalities.

Visions, extra senses, a little mind reading, Elijah only thinks he knows what he’s capable of, that is until he’s thrown into a world he didn’t know exists. And Celeste is entirely too smart for her own good. She needs to follow her intuition a little more. But together…they are electricity incarnate. They have a chemistry that sizzles right off the pages.

The storyline is unique and interesting, because of that I wanted to love this book. The editing kept me from doing so. I forced my way through to the end because it was such a good story, but it was frustrating at times. The dialogue wasn’t written as dialogue. Things like: “Hi, I’m Det. Quinn and my mute friend is Det. Elijah Cain.” or “C. Keegan Kent…” It’s speech, you can’t abbreviate Detective as Det. or introduce someone by saying their first initial because then that’s how it gets read and when you read it like that it doesn’t sound right in your head. At least not mine. Every time I read Det. I stopped and had to re-read the sentence with Detective instead. So frustrating! If it wasn’t for that this book would five stars all the way around.

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