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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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BLOG TOUR: Review of Legend’s Promise (Legends of Dare #1) by Dani Jace

“She might as well have drained his brain with his dick.”

 

Genre:Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 91 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Hawk shifter, and bad-boy biker, Shane Cheveyo spent years trying to outride his secret life and memories of his first love, who left without a word. When his great-grandfather, the legendary chieftain of their tribe passes to his next life, Cheyenne is drawn back home to the Outer Banks of North Carolina out of respect for her heritage. Rekindled passion reveals their true magical natures, but will it save them or separate their destinies forever. (This is an enhanced re-release of White Doe with new title and cover)

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Book Enthusiast Promotions in exchange for an honest review*

Shane is one determined man. He knows that he want Cheyenne back and he’ll stop at nothing to make it happen. Of course it doesn’t take much convincing because Cheyenne is drawn to Shane just as much as he is to her.

Legend’s Promise is a Native American tale about tribal history, customs, and the power that lie in their blood. Cheyenne is unique and her gifts hold great mystery. Shane loves being able to shift and soar high above, but keeping it secret from the woman he loves is killing him. What he doesn’t know is that she has a secret of her own. Seems a lot of people in this book have “secrets”. You’d figure with them all being part of the same tribe that they’d share information like that. Maybe the new chief will change the system.

There is a little suspense, but when it came right down to it the suspenseful moment I was waiting for fell completely flat. I was disappointed there wasn’t more to it, especially when it was hyped up here and there throughout the story. The ending is fast. Like boom, boom, done. It’s like everyone settles into the roles they were meant to have and then tied it all up with a ring.

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Excerpt:

She gripped the counter behind her. He’d never believed the bit about her mom changing jobs. If she revealed the real reason they’d left Manteo, he’d think her insane. “I’d never betray you, Shane.” Her words spilled out, sounding breathless.

The back of his knees hit the chair, skidding it backward. It tipped over as he closed in on her like a predator. His eyes darkened to molten caramel as his nostrils flared. Over two hundred pounds of sinewy muscles trapped her against the counter while large hands rested at her lower back.

Stunned, she froze. Anger and passion mixed. The pungent aroma of whiskey wafted from masculine lips hovering inches from hers.

In mocked defiance, she raised her chin. The act forced him to pause, but only for a second, before claiming her mouth.

Savagely.

Branding her.

As he had when she was sixteen.

Freewill gone, she melted into his hard embrace and prodding erection. His tongue swept past her teeth with hunger as he lifted her onto the counter.

“God, Chey.” He hissed, squeezing her ass, making her wet with need.

His hands roved under her skirt, skimming the tops of her thighs until his fingers caught the band of her silk thong. Like a hunter, he shredded the flimsy barrier.

Her head fell back in surrender as her hips bucked forward. Far better than whiskey, his touch drugged her, weakened her defenses. Nothing had changed.

 

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Review of Claimed By Power (Empire of Angels #1) by Zoey Ellis

“I trained you to protect yourself.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 188 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Not all angels are angelic…

Thea Robinson has never needed anyone’s charity. Sure, her impoverished existence isn’t desired by most, but her ability to manipulate people’s emotions helps her to blend into the shadows of an unforgiving city. When hideous creatures threaten her life, a surly but gorgeous stranger shows up revealing a world she didn’t know existed. She refuses to put up with his rude, arrogant attitude, but how do you dismiss a warrior angel? And does she really want to when his stormy gaze sends delicious thrills straight to her core?

Cam is one of the most ruthless Power angels in the fight against evil. His devotion to kill demons has made him a celebrated warrior in the Angel Realm, even though his motivation stems from grief. When he is assigned to train and protect a half-angel just coming into her abilities, his rage is unparalleled. Until he realizes Thea isn’t like any others. She stirs a carnal passion in him that he can’t shake. He never counted on her being so beautiful… so fierce… so most definitely his.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Thea knows she can manipulate people’s emotions, it’s saved her on more than one occasion, but that doesn’t mean she understands how she’s able to do it. When Cam confronts her and tells her what she is she’s extremely hostile with him. She’s a survivor; always doing whatever it takes. Cam wants her to be a warrior; something she’s not entirely sure she’s capable of, at least not by herself.

Cam is a demon killing angel. He’s a warrior. And when he gets his new assignment, training, he isn’t too thrilled at the prospect. After meeting Thea he’ll discover she’ll drive him insane, push his boundaries, make him want to renig on a vow, and ultimately make him do anything to have her beside him.

Their connection is destined. Their bond tight. Now if only those pesky human emotions didn’t hinder everything.

Claimed by Power has a few passionate moments, some semi-intense battle moments, and a whole lot of girlie attitude. It did seem to kind of fall flat for me in spots, but I have hope that Empire of Angels #2 will dig a little deeper into the characters and develop into something even better.

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Review of Saint’s Row (The Guardians #1) by Elizabeth Blair

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“In a world of maddening chaos, you tether me to a reality I fear more than anything.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 108 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Rich, powerful, and deadly, the Saints serve as guardians for New Orleans, keeping the precarious balance between light and dark. Returning to the city after a self-imposed exile, Cael Saint throws himself into his work to try and drown out the tormented visions in his past. Light magic, dark magic, desperate humans with broken souls: he believed he’d seen it all. Then he met her.

Fiery and untamed, Becca Riley seemed the perfect one night stand to match Cael’s relentless nature. Striding into the local bar, she was confident, passionate, and sexy as hell. But what he took for drunken lust soon spirals into emotional chaos when he realizes she has secrets of her own…secrets that could destroy everything he has sworn to protect.

In a city where magic and humanity intertwine, neither saint nor sinner is safe.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Becca never wanted to believe what others said about her mother, but when she becomes a target of those who’d tortured and killed her mother she’ll have to start believing what she’s always know in her heart as truth. Her mother was a witch…and the powers she unknowingly has can destroy everything she’s come to love.

She is a warrior in her own right. Her work takes her to places most wouldn’t dare travel and she loves it. She enjoys the challenge. Nothing or no one will stop her from what she needs to do.

Cael wanted Becca from the moment he saw her across the crowded club, but she was a distraction he didn’t need. Being a Saint he can sense emotions and hers were off the charts. She not only feels many things at once, but she can capture and project emotions without knowing she’s doing it, and that’s a big problem for people like the Saints who use sensing emotions to stop crimes before they happen.

He wanted to protect Becca, but he’ll discover she’s much stronger and more determined than he’d ever have given credit. Although he wants nothing more than to stand in front of her he’ll learn they’re more powerful side by side.

Saint’s Row is an intriguing and suspenseful story that’ll take you deep into the paranormal of Louisiana. The Saints are a unique and interesting people who I look forward to reading more about. I was easily transported into their world and cannot wait to see what book two brings. Not to mention that yes it does in fact end on a slight cliffhanger leaving me wanting more.

“Pride or arrogance…I wasn’t sure what emotion he was emanating, but it caused every tuxedo-clad Saint to turn my direction. Territorial. He was laying claim.”

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Review of A Bond to Bear by Harmony Raines

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“…if there’s any pain, it will be of the most exquisite kind.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Length (Est.): <100 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Billionaire Jared Sinclair has found his mate, but she doesn’t know it yet. He isn’t even convinced he wants a mate and all that goes with it. Yes, he wants to claim her, but children, and marriage, he’s not sure that’s the kind of man he is.

Although his bear disagrees.

Kelly is juggling two jobs to support her mom and brothers. With debts to pay, she can only fantasize about what it would be like to be with a man like Jared. Until he offers her half a million dollars for one weekend.

One weekend … easy, right?

But they soon discover neither of them wants to walk away … and this is a bond they will both have to bear. Forever!

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Jared is a self-made billionaire who isn’t exactly thrilled of his bear’s call to mate. Yes, he’s found his mate, but he’s a workaholic and a wife and cubs has no room in his life. Of course his way of thinking changes once he gets Kelly away for the weekend and realize his bear was right.

Jared had his moments where I wished I could reach into the pages and slap him upside the head. Some of the things he does are downright rude and uncaring, but he does his best to make up for all his initial actions and reactions.

Kelly is working two jobs to provide for her mother and two younger brothers so the attraction she’s felt for her boss from day one is mostly just a nuisance and his proposition an insult…or it would be if she didn’t find his dimples adorable.

A Bond to Bear is a fast paced quickie read with a sexy but stubborn bear shifter and a sweet girl who cares more than he would have expected. They have more in common than either would have expected, but with the shortness of the story it’s hard to get fully drawn into the characters. And just a warning…the last chapter is more of an epilogue as it jumps pretty far into the future. It kind of threw me for a loop and had me rereading to see if I had missed something.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Playing with Fire: Dragons of the Darkblood Secret Society by Meg Ripley

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“Meeting you was a wonderful, unexpected, fantastic surprise.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 194 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

I’ve always done my best to work hard and stand apart from my father’s shadow, but it seemed like he was setting me up to fail. When he assigned me a new client, Adventure Isle–a run down amusement park in the middle of nowhere–I knew I’d have to find the investor of a lifetime to succeed. I was looking for a man with more money than sense. What I found was a man who had no money at all, but he did have a beautiful daughter, Shayne. A beautiful, ball-busting daughter that I wanted from the second I laid eyes on her. She controls his money, but she controlled my heart from just about the moment we met. She called herself Mary and I never had a chance. But just when I find myself in her bed, exactly where I want to be, she gets the call. Her father is dead; killed by a dragon. And things are about to get a whole lot more complicated when the woman of my dreams learns that I’m a dragon, too.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Red Lily Review Club in exchange for an honest review*

Jason isn’t sure if his father is setting him up for failure or if there’s a little sentiment left in the old man, either way he doesn’t want to fail. After seeing pictures of his mother at the amusement park he wanted to revitalize it, to bring it back to back to its glory with a bit of a modern twist. Mary, on the other hand, thought differently, and until she was on board then his plan was pretty much a simple pipe dream.

When Mary’s life is turned upside down and Jason only adds to the crazy she’ll pull away, but it doesn’t take long for the truth to come to light. She’ll realize not only had he not lied to her, but that her father wasn’t as batty as she once thought.

Playing with Fire is a fast paced love story with a little murder mystery suspense added in.

The part I didn’t like is that there are no chapters. Every time you see ***** just expect it to move forward.

My Favorite Moment is a little office rendezvous make-up visit.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Review of Shifter Variance (The Outlier Prophecies #5) by Tina Gower

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“You’re like werewolf crack…”

 

Genre: Paranormal  Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 235 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

After Kate Hale dodges her predicted death, she learns the anti-fate group Wyrd wasn’t her only enemy. Complicating matters, it seems a highly respected colleague tampered with a forecast. Nobody believes Kate’s discovery, so she must discreetly determine if the hero she admires is involved in the conspiracy to undermine the oracle net.

But Kate sets aside that investigation when Dalia Swanson, Becker’s maybe-sister, is flagged in a missing persons case. All she and her horny werewolf boyfriend would like is some quality time together—except this is the one case that demands their immediate attention.

With New Karma threatening to fill the hole Wyrd left, Kate and Becker struggle to define their relationship and unpredictable future, especially where it concerns Becker’s fate of turning violently feral.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

With Kate and Becker now officially a couple you’d think it would make things easier for them, but that’s never the case in their world. There’s always something that pops up that causes trouble or in this case causes a serious need for scent removal. Never a dull moment when it comes to the Outlier Prophecy.

Becker has new family, Kate has a missing persons case to thwart, and of course they overlap with a side of crazy woman who  can do a little magic. Kate will also discover there are more people like her than she thought and I cannot wait to see what happens down that road.  Nor can I wait to see what happens with the baby fever that seems to be catching.

Shifter Variance is book five in a series that pulls you in and keeps you wondering what will happen next. There’s always some little twist that I never see coming and it’s what keeps me coming back for more. Not to mention I love Becker and Kate!  And her cousin, who by far adds the humor.

My Favorite Moment is when Kate learns the meaning of her nickname, Katie Cupcake. Hank is such the romantic.

Jenn 5 Heart

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