Friday, March 7, 2014

Review of Lusting The Enemy, Abducting the Princess, and Believe by Mel Teshco


Akeisha is on a mission to be chosen as part of a harem for the desert king, Judas. She’ll use her body to entice and beguile, do anything it takes to save the near-extinct larakytes, her shape-shifting silver panther tribe, from Judas’ human subjects, who are trying to eradicate them.

She never expects to succumb to the wild ecstasy in his arms, a pleasure that threatens to expose her inner cat even as it transcends anything she’s ever felt from one of her own kind.

Falling in love with a human enemy was never part of the plan, but maybe there’s more to Judas than meets the eye..
First off, I have to tell you all how much I LOVE this cover! Its sexy, dark, and just plain gorgeous. Another thing I like is the title. With the title being "Lusting the Enemy" it definitely made me interested and more then willing the read this book and it give it my honest review.
I really liked both Judas and Akeisha. Judas is SMOKING HOT and has just the right amount of arrogance to make him even hotter and he has such a strong protective need for his people and Akeisha. I thought Judas was mouthwatering good and was the perfect hero in this short story.
Akeisha is a feisty thing. She is gorgeous and also has the strong urge to protect her people as well. She definitely didn't expect to fall for who she thought was the enemy. Akeisha is strong willed, sweet, but is stronger then anyone realizes is definitely the perfect heroine.
In Lusting the Enemy, sparks fly between Judas and Akeisha and secrets get let out. There is lots of action, passion, hot sex, and just the right amount of drama to keep things interesting. I give Lusting the Enemy a FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS! For a short read with plenty of action and a steamy romance, Lusting the Enemy is the book you won't want to miss! 


Princess Mira is everything Mahaya wants in a woman and a shape shifter, but he’s a nobody brought up by mortals who trained him as a thief. Even worse, he’s a nightmix, a human and larakyte panther offspring whose inner darkness keeps those around him in fear.

So what’s a nightmix to do but abduct the princess and save her from those who would do anything to kill her. Their lust burns bright, but Mira can’t trust her captor. Only time will tell if Mahaya can seize her heart forever.


Another title that I love, and the cover...YUM! Abducting the Princess is a whirlwind of action, crackling romance, and steamy sex..
I liked Mahay the most in the book. He is a bad boy with a good heart. He is a thief but when he kidnaps Mira, he turns into a hero because he is doing it to protect her. The moment he takes her, chemistry springs up between these two and even though Mira is scared, her instincts come to life and she starts lusting for her captor. 
Mira is a strong individual, but I didn't like her as much because she kept jumping from hot to cold with Mahaya. But then again I guess when your kidnapped, it has a tendency to make any woman a tad bit grumpy. I did however like her spirit and her heart. 
This is another fast paced short story with lots of wonderfully wicked sex and spark induced passion, with plenty of mystery and action thrown in the mix. LOVED IT! I give Abducting the Princess a FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE! A must read for those that love their paranormal romance.

James Edward Bowheart is a genius in the making, a student doctor who has it all . . . or so it seems.

His lawyer father is an alcoholic, his mother a strict, god-fearing woman with a critical eye and a cold heart. His sister, Josie, is warm, smart, and overly-sensitive. She sees things no one else can. In and out of mental institutions, she is reviled by their parents.

James begins to question his own logic, fearing the unknown when he too begins to see things, dream things, the drugs he has come to rely on exacerbating the problem.

Only when a new neighbor—a single and very pregnant young woman—helps him to see outside the square and accept the unexplainable, does he truly start to Believe . . .
Believe is a touching, inspirational story that makes you question your own faith and what you believe in this world. There are some great characters and tons of touching moments with a smidgen of romance thrown in the mix.
I got to feel the confusing and anger of James who has more or less the same abilities of his sister, Josie, but who didn't want to admit it to himself or his sister, nor did he want to believe anything his sister said because then he would of had to acknowledge his own abilities and beliefs.
Now I really felt for Josie who didn't ignore her abilities and who just tried to help when she can when her visions hit, even though she didn't really think anyone would believe her, especially her parents, who in my opinion, were total asses to their daughter. She trudged on none the less and did her best with what was giving to her. She is such a tender hearted young woman with a determined spirit.
Believe is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and an incredible story of inspiration. Even though this was not the usual romance that I enjoy, I still thought this book quite good and deserved a rating of FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS! This story will leave you touched and leave you in tears at times and make you question: Do you believe?


  1. Thanks Marie for the wonderful reviews =)

    1. It was my pleasure Mel. You are a VERY talented author.