Review of Ignite (Dark Kings #15) by Donna Grant

“There’s no other place I’d rather be than with you.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Suspense

Length: 416 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire…

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King–one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness–must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who–and what–he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

Jennifer’s Review:

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

I have to start off my review by saying that I have never read A Dark Kings Novel before and did not know this was #15 until I added it to my reading list on Goodreads. I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming in the beginning and at time throughout the book because it references a lot of things that happened in the past, but it also attempts to explain them so I do have to give credit there.

V is a Dragon King. One who apparently has slept most of his life. When he awakens bad things seem to happen. No one knows if it’s his doing or coincidence, but this time there hasn’t been anything catastrophic. Then again, this time there’s Claire.

Claire apparently had a run in with the Dragon Kings in a previous novel, but in this one she hides the fact that she knows of their existence. That isn’t all she’s hiding. However, all does come out in the end.

There a few Dragon Kings who play matchmaker with V and Claire, but putting them in the same place at the same time works better than any could have anticipated. They have been drawn toward each other, but fighting it. Some things can’t be fought long. They have one hell of a connection.

Ignite is an exciting journey of love, which just happens to take place on the edge of battle. The Dark, The Others, and psychotic queen, and a determined fae…one can only guess what the next book will hold.

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PROMO: Release of Hybrid by Emery Skye

Hybrid by Emery Skye

 

Paranormal Romance

Release Date: 5/31/2019

Est. 300 pages

Description:

With just one meeting,

Her life will never be the same…

Murder. Secrets. Paranormal. Demons. Angels.

Lexi is about to learn one deadly secret that will change her life forever.

Lexi lost everything she ever loved five years ago. When her family was slaughtered at the hands of an unknown killer, Lexi found herself sent to Fairmount Boarding School– an agonizing place where her mind is free to think about the mysterious person or thing who killed her family. Refusing to believe her family’s killer is supernatural, she begins an epic journey to discover the truth.

Hunter is an exchange student from New York. This mysterious new boy piqued Lexi’s interest. Little does she know, getting involved with Hunter could be like playing with fire. And… she is about to get burned.

Lexi can’t resist Hunter’s charm… or his supernatural abilities. As the pair meet and form an exciting relationship, Hunter’s paranormal secret may be exposed.

Hunter is on a mission to protect her. But from who?

Lexi’s life will never be the same.

Discover this young adult paranormal mystery today.

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PROMO: The Fall of Arcades by Azriel Hope

Paranormal Romance – 505 Pages

About the Book:

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 changes my world.

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

The fallen angels litter the skies coming to claim us. I am running from the monstrous man my father is to make me marry for failing battle school when they attack. 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 and I return to the battlefield to tend our wounded as I am a gifted healer. When the beguiling dark angel returns, he takes me as his prisoner.

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

The Fall of Arcades is an incredible love story with some dark elements, sexual situations, and several polyamorous characters… because when you’re an immortal an eternity of vanilla is just no fun.

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.”

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Review of The Rookie (Fire’s Edge #2) by Abigail Owen

“The deeper this goes, the more I’m sure.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Shifters

Length: 298 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.

Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.

However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera….

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author via Entangled Publishing.*

Sera didn’t want to know about dragons. She didn’t want to run a vineyard by herself, even if it once belonged to her family. She especially did not want to keep having dreams about a sexy dragon who wanted absolutely nothing to do with her in reality. What she wanted was to keep her son safe.

Aidan had been drawn toward Sera since the first time he’d met her. He couldn’t even sleep without seeing her in his dreams. But he was the orphan, the rookie, and he had to focus on proving himself to his team. He didn’t need the entanglements of a human woman.

Sera’s temper brought forth her dragon mate traits. It also meant she was a threat to her own son if she didn’t find her mate. Problem was she didn’t want to go to the Mating Council, she wanted Aidan to feel the same way she did toward him. She wanted him as a mate and a dad for her son.

The Mating Council got a little too excited to find out what Sera’s mark showed, but it was all too obvious their intentions, causing everything to go crazy. Add in someone obsessed with Sera who will betray his team and a unorthodox mating that will cause complications not only to Sera but her son.

The Rookie is a stubborn romance with sexy hot dreams turned reality, a stalker like suspense, and a storyline that will capture your attention. Fire’s Edge is a wonderfully entertaining series and I cannot wait to read more.

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Review of The Sage and The Savage (Dark Desire #2) by Viola Calvary

“I like it when you hiss at me, kitten.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Suspense

Length: 238 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Dahlia and Kenny are back and things are heating up.

An enemy stalks the night, targeting psychics in Dahlia’s force. When evidence turns up pointing straight at Dahlia, it’s up to her and Kenny to face off against an opponent more powerful than they had ever imagined. But, when Dahlia is left broken, bloody, and hunted and Kenny is forced to do the unthinkable to keep her out of ancient evil’s grip, they need answers about the nameless creature stalking them. Unfortunately the only being with those answers may be the very demon that’s woken in Dahlia’s mind. And he’s got other plans for the two captains.
Caught in the Puppet Master’s web, hunted by both allies and enemies can Dahlia and Kenny survive?

Kenny’s eyes gleamed with anger and he moved fast, pushing her hard against the stone. Her head snapped back into the hand he’d placed behind it. He gripped her hair tightly.

“You’re mine, Dahlia,” he snarled. “I would’ve torn them to shreds before letting them take you.”

Dahlia bared her own teeth and snarled back at him as the press of his body against hers stirred her insane desire, already so close to the surface when she was near him. That blind, animal lust mixed with her anger and found resonance with him, pushing sanity out of her skull.

She sunk the nails of her hands into the skin of his back as he pulled her head back and bit into the side of her neck. He pressed his body harder against her, keeping her trapped between him and the stone. She felt him hard as his sharp, burning need washed over her mind. The desire to feel him take her coursed through her like fire. She wanted to taste him, feel the emotions boiling inside her spill out and consume him.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

After a large win in book one Dahlia has to face an even bigger enemy this time around. How do you kill a god? She’ll discover how and Leon will be right there beside her whether she wants him to or not. Of course so will Kenny.

“If I find him first I’m gunna tear off his arms and legs and leave him pinned up on my sword to bleed out. If annoys me when people fuck with you.”

Pretty sure Kenny’s dragon claimed Dahlia as it’s own, just as he did. Their magnetism is off the charts and yes, you’ll finally find out why their crazy connection keeps getting stronger.

“Don’t fucking leave me,” he snarled. “If there’s any sanity in my skull, anything that keeps me human, I’ll lose it if I see someone else in your eyes.”

The Sage and The Savage brings us on a new and insane journey. Just when you think things will work in their favor something else will pop up completely changing the game. The pages are filled with ravenous sex, brutal battle, and the strength of a team. Definitely looking forward to book three!

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Review of The Witch of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

“A vampire whose heart beats for a witch… The witch who belongs to a wolf…”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Length: 255 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Divina’s had it with the prophecy.

The vampire whose heart beats for a witch that belongs to a wolf shall save us all. He shall take his throne and rule over all kinds. If not, the vampire who belongs to the witch will end all kinds.

Divina’s not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is his mate.

With the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the present-day United States, Divina is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

Divina (a witch) fell in love with Rori (a vampire). He left and broke her heart. Then out of nowhere he shows back up in her life telling her she’s some sort of prophecy and he only left her because he was told to.

“A vampire whose heart beats for a witch… The witch who belongs to a wolf… He will save all kinds. He gets the throne.”

Divina doesn’t want to be part of a prophecy. She doesn’t want the Ember Witches to be messing around in her life, attempting to control her fate. And she doesn’t want to be manipulated by the vampire she once loved.

Desperate to do what she wants for a change she enjoys a day with Aric who she quickly falls in lust with. What she doesn’t know is he’s a werewolf. Apparently the third part in the prophecy and she feels betrayed.

“He wanted her. His wolf needed her.”

She wants to control her own fate. And she doesn’t want anyone in her life who thinks she can’t.

Rori has to decide between his mate and the power of the throne. It’s a choice that no matter how badly he may want to change later, he won’t be able to.

Aric likes his life outside the pack. He doesn’t want to be part of some prophecy. He doesn’t however want his mate.

The Witch of the Prophecy is the first book in the series. It lays the plot down well and left me wanting more. Not sure how I feel about Rori at this moment, but I am kind of Team Aric. I want him to woo his mate.

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Review of The Boss (Fire’s Edge #1) by Abigail Owen

“Nothing about you is protocol, luv.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance (Dragons)

Length: 286 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.

Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.

Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.

Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive…

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

The Boss overlaps some of The Mate so if you haven’t read it first then you may want to. I’d definitely suggest it.

Finn is leader of his enforcer team and he runs everything with strict protocols. He expects nothing less than the best from his dragons. But his world turns hectic with his brother, Fallon, at a mating ceremony, a disappearing dragon who he cannot catch, and a woman he’s drawn too at the heart of the chaos surrounding his headquarters.

“Remind me to start donating to firemen. The deserve every damn penny.”

Delaney has a stalker who keeps starting fires around her. She thinks she’s losing her mind and a talk dark fireman seems to draw her every desire even in the middle of everything crazy going on around her. But she has to confide in someone and Finn, with is beautiful blue eyes, is it for her.

“I’m not ashamed, but you try being the focus of a bunch of horndog dragon shifters’ overactive libidos.”

Finn will break the rules to protect Delaney and his dragons adore her so much that they’ll help. As for Delaney, dragons being real…just another crazy thing for her to accept. And oh how she does it with such grace. I love the way she handles them.

“Just tell me, Finn. It can’t be worse than dragons.”

He grimaced.

“Wait.” The bottom fell out of her stomach. “It’s worse than dragons?”

The Boss is suspense wrapped in sexual heat. It will keep you wondering what will happen next and have you cheering for Finn and Delaney at the same time. I cannot wait for the next book in the Fire’s Edge series.

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