Tuesday, June 8, 2021

ARC Review - The Effing List (Masters of the Shadowlands #14) by Cherise Sinclair!

 The Effing List (Masters of the Shadowlands, #14)


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Let’s liven up our marriage. It’ll be fun.
Then her husband brought two slaves into the house. That was the end of that. Divorce achieved, Valerie is working on her goals. Friends: has a new one. Fitness: little muscles! Finances: in the black.

Friskiness? Total. Effing. Fail.
So she attends the notorious Shadowlands club’s open house. There, a sadistic Dom—a fellow professor--teaches her that she loves pain with her pleasure. He wants to show her more.

Despite the razor edges of his hard face and the authority in his every word, he’s careful and caring. He listens, and how tempting is that?

But she knows better. Her heart is off limits.

Retired Special Forces colonel, Ghost has been a widower for long enough.
Although he’s ready to love again, the generous, caring woman he desires has scars from her past. However, he has hard-won skills, enough to show Valerie there can be a new F on her list—fulfillment. Life looks good.

Until his past surfaces, shattering his new life and the love he’d hoped to win. 


MY REVIEW:

The very moment I started reading I forgot where I was, who I was and even to breath! The Effing List was THAT exhilarating!

I love reading about the Shadowlands masters and mistresses and their very playful and honest subs! And in The Effing List we get to read about Ghost, a sexy, caring and protective sadist and his equally as caring and kind and amazing sub Valerie. I never thought there would be a day where I would enjoy and want MORE of sadists and masochists but my goodness, after reading Linda and Sam's story a few years back and now Ghost and Valerie's story, I can honestly say reading about a sexy sadist and how they take care of their subs in play and outside of play turned me into mush and had me craving so much more. Now Ghost was a pretty unforgettable hero. He is oh so sexy, charming, and he pays oh so good attention to every nuance and detail of Valerie during play. I loved his sadistic side and found myself quite enraptured over his techniques as a sadist and a professor. And Valerie was like a ray of sunshine. She was beautiful, kind and cared about everyone around her. She oozed peace. Her submission was equally as breathtaking and I found her desire to explore pain to be pretty fascinating. And the scenes between Ghost and her was enticing, hot as hell and extremely satisfying. 

And I feel we got a bonus in this book with another couple too. Which made me soooooo happy. I won't say who the other couple is because I want you all to read this and find out and be just as happy with it as I was. More than the sexy play and hot sex, this book held so much heart and compassion. I really felt like I finally understood what the Shadowlands means. This is more than a community. Being part of the Shadowlands is being with family. Its so beautiful and amazing and really melted my heart and had me yearning to join the club! I HIGHLY recommend. LIKE TOP OF MY LIST RECOMMEND!

The Effing List gets a FIVE TEASING AND BREATHTAKING STARS! This is officially my new favorite Shadowlands story! 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

ARC Review No Escape From War (Trouble For Hire #1) by Cynthia Eden!

 No Escape From War (Trouble For Hire Book 1)


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Revenge. Oh, it was going to be sweet.

Warren “War” Channing finally has the chance to nail his beautiful, lying ex. And, no, he doesn’t mean “nail” in the down and dirty sexual way…War means he has the opportunity to send the lovely and infuriating Rose Shadow to jail. Turned out, the woman who had shattered his heart beneath her high heeled shoes was wanted for murder. She was on the run, and he was just the man to hunt her down and toss her into the nearest cell…War could hardly wait.

He was the last man she expected to need.

The breakup had been ugly. Painful. It had ripped out her heart and left her in a sad, crying heap as she ate her ice cream, but Rose had moved the hell on, and she had sworn to never, ever need War again. Except, well, now she did need him and his sneaky skills because Rose was in trouble up to her eyes. The kind of trouble that could wreck a woman’s life.

He’ll make her pay.

Rose has cracked the story of a lifetime. She’s uncovered a brutal serial killer who has been hiding in the shadows—only now, she is his next target. The cops think she’s involved in the string of murders because maybe her DNA had been at a crime scene and maybe she’d been spotted by witnesses at another location, but Rose is a reporter—she’d been at the scenes because she was tracking down the real killer. Now, though, because War has caught her, Rose is out of time and options. War is former special ops. He’s the best PI in town. And he’s the man who gave her more pleasure than should be legal…Too bad that he’s also the man who hates her the most.

Forty-eight hours…then jail.

They make a grudging deal—she’ll pay him anything he wants if he just gives her forty-eight hours before he turns her over to the cops. During that forty-eight hours, he will help her track the real killer. When the clock runs down, she’ll be out of his life for good. Except…a whole lot can change for two people in forty-eight hours. Hate can turn into desire. Need can rage out of control. And a love that you thought was long dead? It just might flash to life again.

Provided, of course, that the murderer hunting Rose doesn’t manage to kill her before she and War can catch him. Forty-eight hours. The countdown starts now…

Author’s note: The “Trouble For Hire” romance series features hot, former military heroes…and these guys truly are the best kind of trouble. All of the books are stand-alones with guaranteed happy endings. Danger, romance, action, suspense, humor…oh, it’s definitely time to find some trouble…


MY REVIEW:

Finished No Escape From War by Cynthia Eden WAAAAAAAY too fast and LOVED every action packed, sexy, thrilling and fun ride of this brand new series! This book was one I found myself not wanting to put down even for a second. It was amusing at times, and so sexy at others, I found myself breathless and squirming in my seat.

War and Rose have this undeniable, irresistible chemistry that you can feel the tension between them from the moment the two got together. War is tough, sexy and goes after what he wants with a stubbornness and determination that is beyond hot while Rose's dedication to catching the serial killer who is hot on her heels admirable and I easily could picture her being the kind of person that I would love to have in my corner as a friend. She is smart and sweet and gorgeous and is really the perfect match for someone like War. This book was full to bursting with pulse pounding action, danger and suspense as well as romance so steamy, you can feel the heat straight off the pages. It was also a lot of fun and kind of reminded me a bit of the romantic comedy Bounty Hunter. I found myself giggling and grinning more than once. I loved it! I can't wait to read about Odin's HEA too in the next book, Playing With Odin. I am seriously addicted to this new Trouble For Hire series and want ALL the books!

No Escape From War gets a DELICIOUSLY ENTERTAINING FIVE PULSE POUNDING STARS! 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

ARC Review - The Silencer by RC Boldt!

 The Silencer


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USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt brings us an unforgettable tale of betrayal, vengeance, and redemption in her new romantic thriller, THE SILENCER...

No one wants to admit that sometimes only evil can extinguish other evil.

Each time I drain the life from their bodies, I inch closer to purging my past.

Then a by-the-book FBI agent—one as astute as he is handsome—threatens my plans...and what’s left of my heart.

He doesn’t believe there are exceptions to breaking the law. That’s where we differ.

They once silenced me and countless others, but now I’ve reversed our roles.

Because, this time, it’s my turn to be the silencer.

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**The Silencer is a dark and gritty romantic suspense that deals with sensitive topics which may not be suitable for all readers.


MY REVIEW:

First off, I am still recovering from this whopper of a story. And second, I want you all to know right now, the heroine sticks out to me the strongest in this particular story than the hero. This is a heavy story everyone with some serious heavy subject content but I am telling you all, this book is worth reading and is worth EVERY single star this book gets!

As I was reading The Silencer, I kept thinking the heroine reminded me of Dexter. And I LOVED Dexter! Kennedy is the most BAD A** heroine EVER! Hands down. What she went through and what she grew up doing made me be in awe of her. She is fierce and beautiful, like an avenging angel. Landon is a charming hero and is just as fierce in his desire to put a stop to these bad guys, even if his brand is much nicer than they deserve. And you can feel the way Landon and Kennedy connect. Its like a roaring fire that consumes them but instead of burning out of control, it  settles to a gentle flame that warms the heart. I so enjoyed their connection and passion. 

The Silencer is a hard subject book that will tear your heart to shreds and blow your mind and aim to seek your own brand of vengeance on these types of bad guys. I freaking loved how powerful and ALL consuming this story was. I don't usually ever read these types of stories because this type of subject is so difficult to hear about. But honestly, Kennedy is what made this book and the difficult subject ok to deal with. Her strength and what she does not only give herself some relief, but it also helps others that were tormented by these bad guys too. I am seriously crushing on this heroine and I don't think any book can compare to this amazing, powerful, YOU'LL NEED TISSUES AND A STRONG DRINK story that left me hung over for DAYS! I haven't read ANYTHING like this and I doubt anyone else could write this type of story with the difficult subject in a way that would draw readers and have them feeling like they just read something that blew them away and caused such a ruckus with their emotions. That is why I am thrilled to say, this book is getting a TEN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED, TOTALLY CRUSHING ON THE HEROINE STARS! This story is AMAZING!! 


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Deal With The Devil by Meghan March is FREE for a Limited Time!

 


About Deal with the Devil

"You can put that man in a suit, but he'll never be tame."

One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.

I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.

I was wrong.

Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil.


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Luck of the Devilhttp://meghanmarch.com/luck-of-the-devil/

Heart of the Devilhttp://meghanmarch.com/heart-of-the-devil/

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

ARC Review - The Gravedigger's Son (1001 Nights Novella) by Darynda Jones!

 The Gravedigger’s Son (Charley Davidson #13.6)


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The job should have been easy.

Get in. Assess the situation. Get out. But for veteran tracker Quentin Rutherford, things get sticky when the girl he’s loved since puberty shows up, conducting her own investigation into the strange occurrences of the small, New Mexico town. He knew it would be a risk coming back to the area, but he had no idea Amber Kowalski had become a bona fide PI, investigating things that go bump in the night. He shouldn’t be surprised, however. She can see the dead as clearly as he can. The real question is, can she see through him?

But is anything that’s worth it ever easy?

To say Amber is shocked to see her childhood crush would be the understatement of her fragile second life. One look at him tells her everything she needs to know. He’s changed. So drastically she barely recognises him. He is savage now, a hardened - in all the right places - demon hunter, and she is simply the awkward, lovestruck girl he left behind.

But she doesn’t have time to dwell on the past. A supernatural entity has set up shop, and it’s up to them to stop it before it kills again.

While thousands of questions burn inside her, she has to put her concern over him, over what he’s become, aside for now. Because he’s about to learn one, undeniable fact: she’s changed, too.
 


MY REVIEW:

I am over the moon happy for The Gravedigger's Son! It felt AAAAAAAMAZZZZZING to finally get Quentin and Amber's story! I adored these two in The Charley Davidson Series. They were so cute together then but now, their chemistry and heat made me giggly. Like a high school chatting with her crush giggly and yet REALLY happy at the same time. I wasn't expecting Quentin to be so...male and sexy and protective. I knew he was cute when he was younger but he grew up FIIIIINE if you get my drift. And Amber, I freaking LOVED what she does for a living. She definitely took after her aunt Charley for sure. And what Quentin holds inside him made him that much more alluring in my eyes. 

This novella reminded me a bit of the movie Constantine except way more fun and hotter and wittier. I got a huge thrill reading this story and I honestly can't wait to do a major re-read of The Charley Davidson series as well as these novellas thanks to this fun and sexy read! This is an unforgettable treasure and will be cherished by the Charley Davidson fan club everywhere. 

The Gravedigger's Son gets a THRILLING FIVE DEMON SIZED STARS! 

ARC Review - Vampire (1001 Dark Nights Novella) by Rebecca Zanetti!

 Vampire (Dark Protectors, #12.5)


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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series…

Dr. Mariana Lopez has finally stopped bailing friends out of difficult situations. Well, except for substituting as the leader for another anger management group, pitching in as a campaign strategist for a prospective sheriff, and babysitting three dogs. Even with such a full life, she can feel the danger around her—a sense that something isn’t right. Nightmares harass her, until the real thing comes to life, and only the dark and sexy male sitting in her group can save her. However, with safety comes a price she might not be willing to pay.

Raine Maxwell is one of the Maxwells out of Montana, which means he's not only one of the most deadly vampires alive, but his path is set and his mate has been chosen for him. To save him—to continue his line. Unfortunately, his mate is an enhanced human female who has no idea of her abilities, of his species, or of her future. He’d like to lead her gently into this new world, but his people aren’t the only ones who’ve found her, which puts her into more danger than she can imagine. Plus, in order to follow his laws, he only has one week to convince her that immortality with him is what she wants—and needs.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


MY REVIEW:

I just finished Vampire and the feeling of utter satisfaction I got from this thrilling, fun, fast paced novella featuring sexy and mysterious vampire Raine Maxwell and his sweet and bold human mate, Mariana Lopez is almost impossible to explain! These two about scorched my e-reader with their wild chemistry and soul deep connection. The push and pull about made my blood heat up in my veins and had me smiling and sighing from start to finish.

Finally learning about Raine and his family's ''curse" made him special in a way that other immortals in The Realm or outside of the Realm aren't. He is mysterious, sexy, possessive and learning about the details of his "curse" made him even more likable in my opinion. His strength and stubbornness and all around possessiveness and protectiveness made him hotter than I expected him to be. And Marianna is truly a phenomenal person and the certainly one of the most kind heroines in the series. I can see her in my mind's eye being a fantastic friend and she obviously is one great therapist with a heart that is so good and true. She is a great match for Raine and will definitely keep him on his toes for centuries to come! Raine and Marianna's novella was so good. Fast paced yes, but not lacking in sexiness, heat or danger. It sure kept me nibbling my bottom lip as I was turning the pages and all but purring with contentment from the moment I started it to the very last page. I STILL have a smile on my face and its all because Vampire was AMAZING! 

Vampire gets a GIVE ME MORE OF THAT GOOD STUFF FIVE AMAZING STARS! 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

ARC Review - Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden!

 Immortal Danger by [Cynthia Eden]


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Sexy shapeshifters and lots of suspense combine in this scintillating new paranormal novel from the author of "Midnight Sins" and "Hotter After Midnight."

Being Bullet Proof Sucks--Literally
Once, Maya Black was a kick-ass cop patrolling the streets of L.A. She still keeps the city safe, but nowadays her bad guys of choice include demons, werewolves, and assorted nocturnal scum. Something Maya knows a thing or two about. She's a vampire--and not thrilled about it. Payback meet bitch.

Adam Brody hopes Maya is as dangerous as they say she is. He needs her to help rescue his niece Cammie from a ruthless band of vamps, and he's willing to pay--in blood. Trusting her is another matter. Adam has never met a vampire who doesn't lie. Then again, he's never met anyone like Maya, who fills him with a desperate need that ignites into explosive, no-holds-barred encounters. . .
 

MY REVIEW:

How in the ever loving heck did I miss out on Immortal Danger?! This book was AMAZING, like FIREWORKS AT THE FOURTH OF JULY AMAZING! 

First off, Maya was a total badass that I honestly had a girl crush on! She was tough as nails, smart, and even though she claimed she didn't she had a heart of gold. And Adam...WOWZA, he turned out to be a stupendous surprise. He has a secret that I down right found appealing. He was crazy old but after finding out his secret it just made him more sexy and dangerous in a way that really excited me. Him and Maya had the kind of chemistry that thrills and delights a reader. You can feel the delicious tension through the pages and I loved it!  And the danger and action that followed throughout the book just made it that much better. This book stole my breath and had my heart melting and swooning at every turn. This is a paranormal romance that will have readers (if they haven't read a book by Cynthia Eden yet) coming back BEGGING for more. SO. EFFING. GOOD.

Immortal Danger gets a WICKED EXCITING FIVE ULTIMATE SHINNING STARS!