Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry WolfNever Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Never Cry Wolf is a wonderful book and I think it is my favorite (and I liked them all) of the Night Watch series so far.

This is Lucas' story, who we met in the first book (Eternal Hunter). He is the alpha of the LA wolf pack and a very dangerous man who has fought for his rightful alpha place in life. He also has a weakness for the underdog and when a small woman comes to him for protection he finds her hard to resist.

With a dead body on his doorstep Lucas finds himself on the wrong side of the law when Sarah King gives him an alibi for the murder. Since he has never met her Lucas knows that something is up with her - that she wants something in return. The murdered man was her friend John who had come to Lucas for help yet with Sarah refusing to reveal her deep secrets, Lucas does not trust her.

Sarah is a Charmer and all charmers have a special animal connection, Sarah can communicate with wolves and has a rare talent of communicating with werewolves while they are in their animal form. Her talent is so wanted that another alpha (Rafe), a previous lover, wants her back and also wants Lucas dead for a different personal reason. To achieve both tasks Rafe uses several others in his effort which include coyote shifters, demons and other wolf shifters. Lucas and his pack must fight several battles to save themselves and protect Sarah.

The chemistry between Lucas and Sarah is sizzling and every time we think Lucas and Sarah can trust each other something else about Sarah is revealed which keeps you guessing about what will happen until the end.


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Monday, May 30, 2011

Surrender To Me

Surrender to Me (Wicked Lovers, #4)Surrender to Me by Shayla Black

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nice Hot Book!!

Hunter is a Navy SEAL who is on leave because he has been shot (twice now) in his shoulder. He is the brother of Kimber who we met in Decadent (book 2) of the Wicked Lovers series. These books just get better and better.

Ben who is a friend of Hunter has asked him to help achieve a fantasy menage for his friend's birthday party in Las Vegas. So since he has time on his hands he has agreed to participate. He takes one look at Kata and is hooked. He does not want to share her and he decides that she is the one he has been looking for forever. So he makes sure that Ben is quite drunk so that Hunter and Kata spend a glorious night together that ends with a surprise. What happens in Vegas...

Hunter is a Dom and believes that Kata is his perfect Sub. However she has some issues giving up control because of her mother's relationship and believes she cannot be what Hunter wants. Things are complicated more by the fact that someone wants Kata dead. The story is a thrilling tale of suspense, beginning love and a lot of HOT SEX.

We get to see several of the characters from the other 3 books and love the fact that they are all there for each another. Kata has a lot of trust issues to get through but Hunter will not give up on this one.

Wonderful addition to a great series!!!

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Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame (Night Watch, #3)Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eternal Flame is the third book in the Night Watch series and it was wonderful.

I was so excited to see a story about Zane. We met Zane in both Eternal Hunter and I'll Be Slaying You and there was always something mysterious and hidden with Zane. He never wanted anyone to know how much power he has as a hybrid Demon.

We also meet Jana Carter an Ignitor who has a bounty on her head for setting fires around the city that has killed people. However all is not what it seems with Jana and she has just as many secrets as Zane.

In the last book Zane had to kill an Ignitor who turned out to be a traitor so it is with some trepidation that Zane gets involved with Jana as they learn several are trying to kill both of them. There is a group in town called Project Perseus that wants to rid the world of "others" and they do not care who they use or how they complete the task. They were using Jana to perform several of the killings and the fact that she got away from them makes getting her back a priority.

Jana has a hard time trusting anyone so she finds herself often in the hands of those that wish her harm. Zane knows who he can trust in the city so tries to get Jana to believe in him and therefore saving themselves and learning the truth about who is trying to set her up.

There are many setbacks and plot twists that keeps you turning the page until the end.
Great book and I am ready for more.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011


DeadworldDeadworld by J.N. Duncan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great Book!!

I love finding "new to me" authors. J.N. Duncan has a great debut book with Deadworld. He is added to my list of authors I will always buy books from.

Deadworld was just sitting on a store shelf when I walked by several times, but something about the "blurb" on the back had me picking it up and buying it. And I am so glad I did.

Deadworld is about an FBI agent (Jackie) who is trying to solve a murder with several "otherworldly" aspects about it. She is not above believing in strange things since her best friend and partner is a medium and they have seen "different" several times in their line of work. However, this could be more than they can handle. They meet a mysterious PI (Nick Anderson) while investigating and along with his friends (a ghost, vampire and another medium) they try to help the FBI as much as possible yet withholding many facts. Nick has several secrets about his past and the fact that the murderer, Drake is not unknown to Nick brings many questions about what and who he is.

Deadworld has an evil villian who is out for revenge, wonderful "world" building and many twisted parts that keep you turning the page until the end. Great!!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'll Be Slaying You

I'll Be Slaying You (Night Watch, #2)I'll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great book by Cynthia Eden and the second in the Night Watch series.

This book features Dee (Sandra "Dee") the human on the Night Watch team who is a kick ass kind of gal that does not take any crap from anyone. She hunts vampires each night and has created quite a reputation as a hunter. She has hunted vampires ever since her family was murdered by them and she has been on her own until the head of the Night Watch team (Pak) finds her and trains her to be the person she is today.

We met Dee in the first Night Watch book (Eternal Hunter) and I was excited that she had her own book.

While hunting down vampires, Dee meets Simon Chase a mysterious man who seems to be everywhere she is lately. As she continues to do her job each night, a strong "Born" vampire enters the picture and is causing several problems in town. Dee gets accused of staking a human woman and with Simon's help tries to prove she was set up, however they are ambushed and she is killed. Much to her (and the others at Night Watch)she wakes up as a vampire. Suddenly Simon holds all the answers to her past and we learn that he has always been looking for her. Turns out she has a mysterious past as well and has not been as human as we all thought.

I'll Be Slaying You is a thrilling page turner that has an amazing amount of suspense, twists and turns and of course sizzling romance. A wonderful book and I will be sure to get the next in the series.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Dark Descendant

Dark Descendant (Descendants, #1)Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Descendant is a great book!

This is the first of a new series for Jenna Black and a great start. I am in the middle of reading her Morgan Kingsley books which are also great and knew that Jenna Black would write another wonderful series.

Dark Descendant is about Nikki Glass a private investigator just living her life as normal as possible when a horrible event changes her life forever. She is a descendant of a god (Artemis) and does not realize it until she accidentally kills a man who hired her (Emmett). Although we find out that maybe it was not an accident when all she knows about Emmett is false. She meets others like her - both "good" and evil and she has to make her way though the lies, deception and disbelief in her to survive in this new life.

She has to prove herself to her new "friends", Anderson the leader, Jamaal a wildly acting descendant who does not believe her, several others that have their own agendas and Maggie who seems to be the only friendly one of the bunch. All the while saving herself and her sister from a race known as the Olympians who want to control or destroy other descendants.

A thrilling adventure from start to finish and although not a cliffhanger it sure does leave you wanting to read the next in the series. Hope it finds a great audience and Jenna is able to continue for many more books.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Play of Passion

Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9)Play of Passion by Nalini Singh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great Book!

Play of Passion is back with the Pack and I love it. I love the way the Pack (SnowDancer and DarkRiver) interact within their family and with the other packs. Nalini writes such a great story about the people in these pack families that you just want to belong. Love the way they feel about each other -both in the physical and mental way.

This is Drew and Indigo's story and it is an amazing and passionate love story. Drew has known for a long time that Indigo is the one for him - but Indigo is afraid with her dominate nature they will grow to hate each other - since Drew is also very dominate yet younger. Indigo does not have a great role model as she has watched her aunt and mate fight their natures for years and become bitter. So Drew has his work cut out for him. The good thing is that although dominate, Drew has a great personality and knows just how to woo Indigo.

We are also updated with the continuing story of the battle between Psy and Changelings - those who wish to keep the Psy pure and those willing to see silence ending. It is becoming increasingly violent and those for Pure Psy believe a war will bring about enough disturbance to make all Psy believe that being pure and silent is the best way to live.

The story takes place mainly in the SnowDancer area but with interaction with all the usual players and it is great to get updated on those we have met before.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Breaking Point

Breaking Point (I-Team, #5)Breaking Point by Pamela Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great Book!!

So I kind of cheated on this book because I have not read the first books in the series...but this book looked so good that I had to chance being lost. Good news - I was not lost at all and the book was everything that I thought it would be. The characters from the other books are involved but I could follow without problems and now am adding the rest of the series to my TBR list.

This book was about Zach, a Chief Deputy US Marshall who is in a bit of a bind when he meets our heroine Natalie (who is also in a similar bind). They are both being held in Mexico by the drug cartel (Zetas), for different reasons but both going to die horrible deaths.

The story is about the escape, being on the run and making it back to the USA in one piece - however both missing something as they go their own ways. Zach is holding onto a lot of hurt from when he was a SEAL and all his buddies died except him - he is suffering PTSD and does not think he could have a life with Natalie and she is living a less than happy life mourning for 6 years her fiance and parents who were all killed during Katrina. Both try to go back to their lives before the kidnapping however are pulled back together when they find out that Natalie's life is still in danger. Her kidnapping had less to do with being in the wrong place at the wrong time and more to do with a story she was writing as a journalist for a newspaper.

Great story - very intense and the romance is yummy. On to the first in the series!!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Iron Hunt

The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1)The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved this book - not sure why I waited so long to start this series.

The Iron Hunt is the first book in the Hunter's Kiss series. We are introduced to Maxine Kiss who is the last of the Hunters - those who protect against demons and the veil keeping them in prison.

She has tatoos covering her body which are actually demon hunters that come off at night to prowl and hunt. There are 5 of them - and the descriptions of them sound cute in a scary way. Hunter's lead a solitary life - not making friends or staying in one place. They eventually have a daughter and when the time is right the demon tatoos transfer to the daughter and the mother is killed. Sounds disturbing however it works in the story. Maxine did not want to lead such a lonely lifestyle so she sets down roots at a homeless shelter and befriends a mysterious man who is an ex-priest.

Maxine lives her life quietly and seems to be missing much of the knowledge to help her become the Hunter people believe she should be so the story is about her learning her history and what others expect from her. She does find herself in terrifying spots trying to fight a demon who has breached the veil and does fall into a netherworld where she gains some interesting tricks and hardware and where most never come back from - this all adds to her increasing knowledge and power of who she truly is and will become.

Can't wait to read the next one!!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Sins of the Heart

Sins of the Heart (Otherkin trilogy, #1)Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sins of the Heart was a wonderful book. The start of a thrilling trilogy.

We follow four brothers who are soul reapers - sons of a very powerful Dark Lord (Suketh) from the underworld. Their job is to find the darkest humans and take their hearts and dark souls for their father who thrives on them.

Sins of the Heart follows Dagan who is the eldest. As he is gathering two dark souls for his "dear old dad" he meets Roxy a 19 year old who is being held against her will. There is a strong connection between the two but he knows there is no future for them. He lets her go to live a normal life with a warning about what path not to take, which would make her his enemy - becoming a Daughter of Aset.

Of course Roxy does become an Otherkin (Daughter of Aset) as this was what her mother was and when they meet again 11 years later they are torn about their feelings. Dagan and two brothers are trying to find out who killed their youngest brother and want to bring him back from wherever he is and yet the Otherkin do not want that because of the catastrophic effect that it would have on the world (top and underworld).

Through their investigations Roxy finds out about her true heritage, the reason many want a small little girl she helped save and what her true feelings are about Dagan.

This is a great book and the ending leads you straight into the next book - since it is a trilogy. :)

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vowed in Shadows (Marked Souls, #3)Vowed in Shadows by Jessa Slade

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third book in the Novel of the Marked Souls series did not disappoint.

This was a great addition to the series - love the heroines in the stories, they think for themselves, take on all challenges, do not take any "crap" from anyone - even their mates. They are so independent and it makes for a great story.

Vowed in Shadows is about the talya Jonah who has found his mate in a stripper named Nim. They are the most unlikely pair since he walked a path of "faith" in his former life and she has been on a completely different path (think stripper). They meet while she is going through the transition however he does not get to know her in time for her to give up (sell) an important item they now need to retrieve. Nim is very receptive to the new life - probably because she does not care for her old one and I believe she likes belonging to something or someone. It takes her awhile to find the feeling of belonging because even though she puts up a great "front" about being a strong independent women - she is very insecure inside.

With Angelic help the league fights the evil Corvus to retieve the lost item. All in all a great story - can't wait for the next one - I see from the back of the book we meet a new Talya - yeah.

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