Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Marked for Them by Lia Davis

Title: Marked for Them
Series: Witches of Rose Lake, 1
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: After Glows Publishing
Genre: MM. MF, FMMMM, Paranormal
Pages: 124
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Hiding out in a mental institution isn’t glamorous. I call it surviving.

I’m blissfully unaware of the world outside the walls—and spell—that hides me. Until the ghost shows up with talks about his friends being marked by a demon. Oh, but not just any demon. The same one who has marked me and wants me dead.

My Father.

Fearful daddy dearest would be my next uninvited guess, I make the choice to follow the ghost to his four, very alive friends. To my relief they want my father dead as much as I do. One thing I’m not prepared for is finding out that Zane—the alpha wolf shifter—is my mate, and the demon mark links the five of us—ghost included—together on a deeper level than I thought.

Teaming up and facing the demon stirs up passion and dark secrets none of us are ready to face.

Marked for Them by author Lia Davis is the first book in the Witches of Rose Lake series. I liked this fast paced, action packed start to this series.  There is a ton going on and it kept me turning the pages wanting more.
All the players in this book
Reese, has been hidden away in a mental institution for two years.  Only to be found by a ghost with a mission.  She is a demon/ witch hybrid.
Dimitri, he is a witch who is really scared of his powers. Considering what happens when he is a teen I cannot blame him.
Zane the Alpha were wolf.
Trevor and Wyatt are psychics. Wyatt lost his twin Wade.
Wade, a ghost who sometimes becomes solid. He has a complicated after life.
Ohh and let us not forget the Ouija board that starts all this trouble.
All of that together with a demon who wants to kill his offspring and you have the start of a memorable love story. 
This is a very fast paced book. Lots of action and great dialogue too.  Great world building. I want to know more about what will happen to these people in the future. Does end on a cliff hanger. But overall, I cannot wait to read more and find out what happens next.

                          Five Shooting Stars 

Monday, July 31, 2017

It Takes a Thief by Layla Wolfe

Title: It Takes a Thief
Series: The Bare Bones Mc, 7
Author: Layla Wolfe
Publisher: Quick Silver Books
Genre: Mf, Mc Bikers, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Great outlaws lost their lives to Ford. Great ladies lost their hearts.
Ford Illuminati, Prez of the famed Bare Bones MC, is in the crosshairs of Noodlum, a whacked thug recently joined with the Cutlasses. When Ford’s company steals some highway workers of theirs, Noodlum lashes out with subterfuge, placing fake news stories about the club and stealing their identities to charge Cialis and penis weights.

But the clincher is when Noodlum targets Ford's old lady, Madison. His twisted obsession with Madison puts Ford on the alert, and Santiago Slayer on his trail. But things haven't been going well between Ford and Maddy lately. His two jobs—Prez of the MC and his construction company—have got him working more than double time. Neglected and feeling unloved, Maddy has a meltdown when a patient of hers dies. She needs to do something different--something fulfilling.
When she works at a clinic on the Indian Rez, a heartthrob doctor catches her eye. But he's not the real menace. Noodlum has come unhinged, targeting the light of his life—Madison Illuminati. Ford is forced to play along with the whacko's games, step by step. It will take the combined forces of his club and his company to emerge triumphant...to save his one true love and reclaim their marriage.

It Takes a Thief is the seventh book in the Bare Bones MC series by author Layla Wolfe. Because this series is a continuation of characters we met in book one, you really do need to read this series in order.  This is my first time reading this series, and I will admit the first couple of pages confused me at first. But I did catch on after a while.
I really loved the character arc of Maddy. She is so lost and confused when we meet her. She has been through a lot and she is just in need of someone to lean on. Unfortunately, her husband is far too busy to be that person. So, she must learn to lean on herself for a while. I see towards the end where she really gets strength and pep. She is not a wilting flower but a strong capable woman who can fight for what and who she wants.
Ford grows a lot in this book too. He must learn to say no, and communicate with those around him more. He is a strong character who always is in control but he learns that just pushes all around him away.
Over all a great action packed read. I loved this one and look forward too many more in the series in the future.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Catching Faete by Maia Dylan, Sarah Marsh and Elena Kincaid

Title: Catching Faete
Series: Beyond the Veil, 4
Author: Maia Dylan, Sarah Marsh and Elena Kincaid
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F, M/F/M
Page Count: 58 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
Publisher Blurb
Beyond the Veil, 4
They say that when one door closes, another opens, but when Erica made her choice to stop a madman, she couldn’t have imagined the price that she would have to pay. The future she’d risked everything for has just changed forever. 
The existence of the Dark Fae and their Goddess comes as a shock, but the fates have one more surprise in store for Erica and her mates in the form of orphaned twin babies who steal their hearts—but these children are not like the Fae Erica is familiar with. They come with powers that she and her husbands know nothing about. The Dark Fae council will watch over them to decide if they are capable of raising the twins, making Ben, Erica, and Leo feel the pressure of having their every move scrutinized. 
When the twins’ dark powers begin to emerge, will one Fae Queen and two warrior shifters have what it takes to navigate the uncertain waters of parenting … and will the Dark Fae council agree to let them try?
Be Warned: ménage sex (MFM), anal sex, double penetration

Erica knew she faced consequences for the way she ended the reign of the false King. She never expected it to cost her her future. But when she is given the opportunity to raise twin orphans as her own will prejudice steal her dreams?
Catching Faete by Sarah Marsh, Maia Dylan and Elena Kincaid is a quick read. It definitely should be read in chronological order as it revisits Erica and her men. I enjoyed seeing Erica and her men after their happily ever after. I loved that Ms. Marsh, Ms. Dylan and Ms. Kincaid showed the chemistry and devotion between Erica, Ben and Leo still survives even with the loss of biological children. But can they still be parents? This addition shows that love can grow and accept. I enjoyed seeing another side of these characters. I also loved that the authors allowed us to have the peek into their new reality.
                               Five Shooting Stars

Grizzly Mountain by Becca Jameson

Title: Grizzly Mountain
Series: Arcadian Bears, 1
Author: Becca Jameson
Publisher: The Hartwood Publishing Group LLC
Genre: MM Paranormal
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Heather Simmons is excited to start a new job in Alberta, Canada, as a glaciologist. But when a minor accident leaves her trapped on a hiking trail overnight, she finds herself facing a burly mountain man and a pair of grizzly bears. From that moment forward, things could not get weirder.

Isaiah Arthur knows instinctively that Heather is his mate the moment he scents her clothing before heading up the mountain to rescue her. The sensation is confusing since she is obviously human, and converting a human to his species is strictly forbidden.

A rogue shifter takes Heather’s transition out of Isaiah’s hands, however. Isaiah is left with no choice but to take her home and find a way to inform her of her unintended fate, while fighting the intense need to make her his as soon as possible.

The North American governing body, the Arcadian Council, is not amused by the rare turning of a human, and chaos ensues as Isaiah races against the clock to bind his mate to him forever before someone steps in the way and takes the opportunity out of his hands.

Grizzly Mountain is the first book in the Arcadian Bears series by author Becca Jameson. I really enjoyed this first book. The pace is just right, and I loved the character development. This book has the story of Heather and Isaiah.
Heather is a glaciologist. She gets lost in the woods. She is furious with herself because she is experienced at hiking and should have known better. I liked her strength. She is not a weak character. I also liked she can take care of herself. She sees her own short comings and is a tad too hard on herself but over all she is a well rounded person.
Isaiah finds lost people. That is kinda his job. He does it in his bear form. I liked that he does not come on all alpha like. He is a good person who let's Heather be a strong person without losing his masculinity. I think it takes a very strong character to do that.
Over all I really loved this first glimpse into this series. I would love to know more. I would love to read more in the future and find out who falls in love next. 

                              Five Shooting Stars


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Forest of Thorns and Claws by J.T. Hall

Title: Forest of Thorns and Claws
Author: J.T. Hall
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM Paranormal
Pages: 192
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Donovan McGinnis, a veterinarian and conservationist at a research center in Sumatra, is fighting to save the rainforest from poachers and politicians alike. One day he discovers a tigress trapped by a snare, and while treating her injuries, she bites him. He becomes ill with strange symptoms that leave him feverish and dreaming of the jungle and blood.

Kersen and his family are part of the Harimau jadian, a clan of tiger shifters hidden away in a secret village near the rainforest. When Kersen’s sister is caught, he knows he must free her before she infects someone with their magic and reveals their secret.

But Donovan has already been turned, and only time will tell if he can control the tiger within. Kersen must help him, but will the fierce attraction between the pair bring ruin to them all? With the rainforest under threat from outside forces, they may be doomed anyway, unless Kersen and Donovan can find a way to defeat the danger from inside and out


Forest of Thorn and Claws by J.T. Hall has the story of Donovan and Kersen.
Donovan part of the group that protects and conserves the rainforest. He wants to protect the forest and all the endangered species in it. He gets a scratch from helping a tiger. Then the strange dreams start, and his life changes forever.
Kersen sees the men take his injured sister away when she is in her tiger form. He wants to protect his people. But he does have a duty to Donovan too. I liked his strength and courage. He is a brave person with a good heart.
Over all for me this would have been a great start to a series. I loved the world introduced. I loved the over all story arc too. The pace of this book is very good as well. I love MM shifter stories and to be introduced to the tigers was interesting and fun. I would look for more from this author in the future, I love to fall in love and this book gave me that and more. 

                                      Five Shooting Stars

One Night with Rhodes by Eden Finley

Title: One Night With Rhodes
Series: One Night, 4
Author: Eden Finley
Publisher: Eden Finley
Genre: MM Contemporary
Pages: 312
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Blair Rhodes considers himself an equal opportunity player. He knew from a young age that he wasn’t entirely straight. Ogling his best friend’s older brother was the first thing that tipped him off. But Garrett Erikson is off limits. Always has been. Garrett is as straight as they come.

Garrett’s reputation as a womaniser precedes him, but it’s not who he is. Not even close. And when Blair turns up on his doorstep, heartbroken over a breakup, Garrett knows it’s a bad idea to go drinking with him.

One night is all it takes for everything to change.

For the past ten years, Garrett’s denied his desires to everyone, including himself.
And as much as Blair wants to be the guy Garrett needs, he needs to protect his own heart. Like his ex-boyfriend always told him: “Never mess with the straight ones. It only leads to trouble.”

One Night with Rhodes is the Fourth book in the One Night series by author Eden Finley. I did not read the previous books and I was not lost reading this story at all. I really love Ms. Finley's fast paced writing style. I feel really super invested in the characters. I loved the over all story arc as well.
Blair and Garrett have a super long complicated history together. Blair is out of the closet. He wants to be himself. He is getting tired of Garrett and his in his life out of his life policy. He wants someone who wants to be with him.
Garrett is confused. He doesn't know what to make of having gay feelings for Blair.
But when they chips are down they always end up together. But can they make that work?
Over all great story with a great pace to it too. I liked both characters and was really happy with how the ending of this book went. Highly recommend for anyone who is a true romantic.

                                   Five Shooting Stars

Single Weretiger DILF by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Title: Single Weretiger DILF
Author: Lizzie Lynn Lee
Publisher: Lizzie Lynn Lee
Genre: MF Paranormal
Pages: 115
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
All curvaceous weretigress Juliette Crabtree ever wanted was a family of her own. When her marriage crumbled apart and she discovered that she couldn’t conceive, Juliette’s heart froze forever. She withdrew from her clan and chose a solitary life—away from other shifters, making sweets in her confiserie, hoping that someday the candies she made would chase away the bitterness in her heart.

Wilhelm was the alpha of his clan and a successful businessman. There were two things he wanted from the curvaceous she-tiger who rented space in his building: 1) he wanted Juliette to date him. 2) He wanted Juliette to open a confectionary boutique shop in his new shopping mall.

But Wilhelm soon finds Juliette lives up to her nickname, “The Subzero Queen.” She isn’t interested in him, romance, or opening a new shop.

When tragedy strikes Wilhelm’s brother and his mate, leaving their twin baby cubs in his care, Juliette miraculously opens her heart when she finds out he became a dad overnight. Can Wilhelm convince Juliette that the family she wanted can be a reality?

Single Weretiger DILF by Lizzie Lynn Lee is a cute fast paced paranormal story I really loved reading. Ms. Lee always brings me stories with great happy endings and this one is no exception. I love the humor and love inside these pages.
Juliette she just wants a family of her own. Her marriage fell apart when her husband found out she could not have children. She withdrew from her clan and leads a solitary life.
She is a great character who has a ton of love to give. She just never had the right opportunity to show it to someone.
Wilhelm is the Alpha of his clan. Successful businessman with his sights set on Juliette.
When his brother and his mate die, Wilhelm has custody of their twins. Juliette tries to resist Wilhelm but she cannot resist the cute twins who need her. How long before she falls for the father of these adorable little ones, after all how long can a heart resist what it really wants?
I loved this story. The ending is perfect. Really spoke to the romantic inside of me. I would love to read more books by Ms. Lee I love falling in love and happy endings.

                                  Five Shooting Stars