Monday, August 21, 2017

REVIEW: TAMED BY A TIGER by FELICITY HEATON










Title :Tamed by a Tiger 
AutorFelicity Heaton 
Series: Eternal Mates #13
Publisher: Indie 
Published : August 5, 2017 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Pages: 188 
Format: eARC 
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review
Reading Challenges: Coyer2017 New Release

A snow leopard shifter in the prime of his life, the last thing on August’s mind is tying himself to one female. He welcomes a different one to his bed each night, or at least he had until five months ago when he became alpha. The duties and pressures of running his pride have his libido dead on arrival—until a trip to London to discuss business with the former alpha lands him in the path of a beautiful, bewitching tigress who awakens a passion in him that flares white hot and a need of her that consumes his every moment.

Promised at birth to a male she has never met, Maya has left her pride behind to go to the tiger alpha who is to be her mate, but she can’t leave without saying goodbye to her older brother, Talon. A stop in London at Underworld to see him one last time turns out far different, and far more dangerous, than how she had imagined it when she sets eyes on an alluring crimson-haired stranger who stirs new, unbidden feelings in her, desires that rouse her fiercest and most frightening instincts and demand she stake a claim on him—her fated mate.

Will Maya be strong enough to place her pride and her family’s safety before the desires of her own heart? And will August unravel his feelings for the black-haired beauty before it’s too late and he loses her forever?


 When I discovered this Story was about a snow leopard and a tigress shifter, I was curious to know how Ms. Heaton would spin this one. I had no doubt she could pull it off as she has proven repeatedly that she is a master at what she does.

I first met August in Craved by an Alpha, book 5 in the series.  It was at that point I discovered the man he was, loyal and protective. He took up the position of alpha, something  he never aspired to, so that his cousin could be with his mate. He never expected the pressures of being an alpha to be so overwhelming, but he was determined to prove his capabilities to his pride.

The perks he thought he would have in abundance now that he was an alpha, he no longer had a desire for, but that was until he met Maya, a beautiful tigress shifter, when he went to seek advice from his cousin at Underworld. 

I got a brief introduction to Maya in the previous installment. When I discovered she would be the heroine in this story, I was not sure what to expect, because honestly she did not impress me then. However, getting to know her in this story, proved a treat.

She is loyal, kick ass and is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs. She is willing to sacrifice her happiness for the safety of her pride. Her strength and convictions were admirable. I felt her struggle between following her heart and tradition. Fear of the harm that would come to her pride if she reneged was the catalyst for her decision.  However, she will discover what she thought was best for the pride would prove the worst thing for both her and them.

I enjoyed her initial encounter with August. That encounter, which was a battle of wills and dominance, would change both their lives.  She was his match in every way, but her duty to her clan proved to be a stumbling block.

I was quite the eager beaver with this story. I could not wait to find out how their situations would work out. I will not tell you how it was solved, but what I will tell you is this, it worked out for all parties involved. I was happy with how it all played out.

The world Ms. Heaton created in this series is fascinating. Her characters are well developed and her writing style transported me to a world where I spent time meeting and interacting with all types of supernatural beings. I developed a bond with the characters and as a result, I found myself rooting for them.

I always look forward to her action scenes and she did not disappoint.  The scenes were well written, easy to visualise, and it added to the entertainment value of the story. I knew Maya could fight, but it was at this point she proved herself to a warrior, worthy of being an alpha's mate.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Another great addition to the series. I am looking forward to reading next book in the series If you love the paranormal genre then you will enjoy this book. I highly recommend this series. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone





 



Eternal Mates Series

    
  Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates, #5)        
   
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Friday, August 18, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: WILDFIRE by ILONA ANDREWS












Title: Wild Fire
Author: Ilona Andrews 
Series: Hidden Legacy #3
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Published: July 25, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy 
Source: Edelweiss
Reading Challenges: 2017 New ReleaseNetgalley and EdelweisCOYER
Buy: Amazon

From Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author, the thrilling conclusion to her Hidden Legacy series, as Nevada and Rogan grapple with a power beyond even their imagination…

Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating—harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor “Mad” Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she’s become a crucial player—and sometimes a pawn—but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared, and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.

Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada’s magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child’s play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke?


Thursday, August 17, 2017

GUEST POST: AUTHOR RHANI D'ÇHAE

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Rhani D' Chae author of Shadow of the Drill.







A Gritty and Violent Thriller.

A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine.
For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.

On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #20

WWW which is hosted by Taking on the World of Words

It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

REVIEW TOUR: CITY OF GOLD by CAROLYN ARNOLD





















Title: The City of Gold
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Matthew Conner Adventure #1
Published: November 27, 2015
Publisher: Hibbert and Stiles
Pages: 371
Format: ebook
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Reading Challenges:   COYER

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

REVIEW: TELL ON YOU by FREDA HANSBURG
















Title: Tell on You
Author: Freda Hansburg
 Genres: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Micro Publishing Media
Published: May 1,  2017 
Pages: 240
Format: ebook
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review.
Reading Challenges: 2017 New ReleaseCOYER
Buy :  Amazon 


Tell On You, the story of a married teacher’s fatal infatuation with his beautiful 16-year-old student, best fits into the emerging niche genre of “Grip Lit.” These novels, usually authored by women and inspired by the wildly successful Gone Girl, are thrillers with psychological nuances and frequently unreliable narrators. Readers love the must-turn-the-page suspense, even while they may dislike the characters. The author of Tell On You is a psychologist, well-acquainted with the dark corners of the heart.

Friday, August 11, 2017

REVIEW TOUR: BENEATH THE TRUTH by MEGHAN MARCH
















Title: Beneath The Truty
Author: Meghan March
Series: Beneath #7
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 350
Published: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Red Dress Press
Source: Author via Inkslinger PR
Reading Challenge: 2017 New Release
COYER,

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes the final sexy standalone set in the Beneath world of New Orleans.

I used to believe there were lines in life you don't cross.
Don't lie. Don't cheat. Don't steal.
Until I learned people don't always practice what they preach.
I turned in my badge and gun and walked away from everything.
Then I got the call no one wants, and I’m back in New Orleans.
What I don't expect is for her to be here too.
Another line you don’t cross?
Don't touch your best friend’s little sister.
She's always been off-limits.
Too bad I don't follow the rules anymore.

***May absolutely be read as a standalone!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

REVIEW TOUR: THE WRIGHT MISTAKE by K.A. LINDE














Title: The Wright Mistake
Series: Wright # 3
Publisher: K.A. Linde Inc
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author via InkSlinger PR
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Reading Challenges:2017 New Release , COYER,

A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.


Monday, August 07, 2017

Review: Selenium Night by Kharma Kelley














Title: SeleniumNight
Author: Kharma Kelley
Series: ShadowShifters #1
Publisher: Pronoun

Published: August 1, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Author

Pages: 324
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release ChallengeCOYER
BUY: Amazon 
ShadowShifters - Half human, half wolf creatures that love as fiercely as they fight.

Aidan Bloodlocke never dreamed he was a Shifter, much less an Alpha. When a pack takes him in, his entire world changes, and loyalties are developed. Then disaster strikes, and he’s on a ruthless mission for revenge.

Veterinarian Maddie Ardelle moved to Bridgepoint, Maine, to start a normal, peaceful life on her own, only to find herself caught in the crossfire of violent, feuding ShadowShifters. That’s when Maddie and Aidan’s worlds collide, and with an attraction so fierce, both are helpless to resist.

As Aidan struggles to fight for both love and duty, he uncovers a betrayal so heinous, it puts the lives of his entire pack and the brave woman he desires at unthinkable risk. The stakes are high, and both must decide if Maddie ultimately can live in his violent world of teeth and claw.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Review Tour: Break In (Ivy Nash Series) by John W. Mefford


















Title: Break IN
Author: John W. Mefford
Series: (Ivy Nash) #4
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: Ebook
Published: July 7, 2017
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 263
Reading Challenges:  2017 New Release ChallengeCOYER

Even when someone is cloaked by a charming smile and friendly nature, Ivy Nash knows the scent of a predator. Half of her life has been filled with one horrific event after another. Which is why she started ECHO, dedicating her life to rid the world of those who prey on children.

But despite all of her life experiences, nothing can prepare her for the "fun house." A terror unlike any other. And that's when she must decide if clinging to life is worth the hell that she will pay.

Available to buy from....
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Review: Flowers on the Wall by Mary J. Williams














Title: Flowers On The Wall
Author: Mary J. Williams
Series: Hart of Rock and Roll #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Indie
Published: August 31, 2016 
Pages: 245
Format: ebook
Source: Author via Quirky Blind Date
Reading Challenges:  COYER
Buy :  Amazon 


WHAT IS MUSIC WITHOUT SOME HART?

Ryder Hart
Rock God
Brother
Protector
Wounded Soul

Quinn Abernathy
Photographer
Daughter
Healer of Souls

Ryder Hart came up the hard way. From his childhood, to scratching his way to
the top of the charts. Every moment was a struggle. Now that he's made it,
nothing is taking him down. Not even a secret so dark it invades his dreams and
haunts his waking hours.

Quinn Abernathy's hunger for success is no less than Ryder's. If she wants to
succeed in the highly competitive world of photography, she can't let anything, or
anyone, get in her way. Until Ryder. He makes her long for more than she ever
thought possible.

Music is Ryder's life. There isn't room for a woman like Quinn Abernathy.
A woman who asks for nothing but wants it all.

Grab this stand-alone novel now.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #19

WWW which is hosted by Taking on the World of Words

It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.



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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

REVIEW: LEGEND OF LOVE by LISA KESSLER















Title: Legend of Love
Author: Lisa Kessler
Series: The Muse Chronicles
Genres:  Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Indie
Published: December 5, 2016
Pages: 256
Format: eARC 
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Reading Challenges: Netgalley and EdelweissCOYERBlogger Shame
Buy :  Amazon 


The Prophecy - “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He's a Navy Seal, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.