Friday, November 28, 2014

Kiss of Christmas Magic [SBM Review]

Kiss of Christmas Magic
(29 Paranormal Hoiday Tales)

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring...except for the hot werewolf in a Santa hat come to seduce you while you read...

Treat yourself to a winter wonderland of shapeshifters and vampires, elves and fairies, ghosts and other paranormal creatures!

Twenty brand-new novellas of Christmas magic from some of the stars of paranormal romance will brighten your holiday with candy cane kisses and hot toddy loving. Spend your long winter nights with otherworldly alpha males where true love always wins the day and the spirits of the season are naughty AND nice.

This is a limited edition bundle. After the holidays, it will disappear forever, and you’ll have to spend over $20 to get these stories! 

This is an amazing set to get your hands on! I originally bought this for the new Deanna Chase story from her series. It was great as always. I love all her books, but especially the stories from her Burbon Street series! I not only got this new and amazing story, but now I have so many more authors I get to discover and enjoy. This is a steal and you need to grab this while you can.

At Her Service by Shayna Snow [SBM Review]

At Her Service
(The Callahan Brothers)

* Erotic New Adult Romance with M/F and M/F/M. No minors, please. * 

Sometimes it takes a force of nature… 

Kyle Callahan thinks he has life all figured out. After a winning season on the university football team, he’s studied, partied, and slept with willing women. And not necessarily in that order. After graduation, he’ll cap off four years as an Army ROTC cadet by becoming a Second Lieutenant. 

Sarah Morgan thought she was getting an engagement ring. Instead, she got dumped for another girl. After throwing herself a pity party, she decides to make the most of the remainder of the school year. With two job offers in hand, she can afford to have some fun. 

When a crazy spring storm brings them together, their last weeks of school develop into a series of steamy encounters. But when Kyle steps into the role of hero, Sarah discovers her knight-in-camouflage has captured her heart. 

But their mapped-put life plans didn’t include each other. With graduation around the corner, are they ready to be tied down? 

This was a great read. The story line was interesting and kept my attention. The characters were easy to connect to. The men in this story are just wow. It was a hot and steamy read. I can't wait to find out where Snow takes us in the next book. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Entranced A Halloween Box Set [SBM Review]

Entranced A Halloween Box Set

Holiday Feast from NY Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors. Nine exciting stories of romance and mystery, paranormal and contemporary, magical and mystical, ranging in lengths from novellas to short page-turning stories.

Escape to worlds featuring a vampire in love with a human, a powerful telekinetic, a secret lover, a spirit seer, a master magician, a wizard prince, a paranormal ass-kicker, and more.

When Midnight Comes - Lori Handeland

Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him. 

Midday Masquerade - Leigh Morgan

Can a mask help two lost and lonely people release their inner desires and find love strong enough to vanquish an ancient family curse?

Sian's Solution - Dale Mayer

Sometimes the depth of love is only understood when it is lost forever... When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.

Breaking Out - Michelle Diener

Imprisoned in a secret facility, powerful telekinetic Kelli Barrack and two other 'special' inmates grab a chance to escape, only to confront their worst nightmares on the outside. 

The Halloween Prince - Edie Ramer

A sudden storm, a broken van, and a ghost dog take widowed Sarah Lowtower to a cabin in the Wisconsin countryside and an intriguing man who becomes her secret lover. But when he becomes the Halloween Prince, everything changes. 

Medium Rare - Nancy Haddock

The ghosts of St. Augustine are spooked, and spirit seer Colleen Cotton must team with a by-the-book paranormal investigator to save them all, or risk losing her own great grandfather's spirit forever. 

Feel the Magic - Liz Kreger

Jenna Carmichael is harnessing the magic of the full moon on All Hallow's Night in a tricky transformation to earn her Master level, when the past comes back to haunt her. 

Masked Attraction - Mary Hughes

Daniel Light loved Zoe Blackwood when he was a gangly dork. Now a powerful wizard prince, a masked ball gives Daniel a new chance to woo her. Coming between them is an ancient parchment with a deadly prophecy. 

Midnight Masque - Elle J Rossi

Bar owner and paranormal ass-kicker, Josie Hawk, stresses over her vampire lover meeting her vampire-hunting father, while at her stars-of-country-music masquerade, supernatural forces escalate to code red. If she doesn't unmask the insidious evil, the party could turn into a mass funeral.

A great Halloween short story collection! I love these sets. I get stories from authors I already love and I get to discover new authors. I enjoyed all these paranormal stories and can't wait to read more from these authors!

Desperate Trails by Mila A. Ballentine [SBM Review]

If the opportunity arose, Drew Tanner would probably trade places with just about anyone. He wasn’t a stranger to misery, but he had an unquenchable need for acceptance that spanned his entire childhood leading up to the present. Throughout that time, he saw how elusive and fickle the nature of love could be, and experienced unyielding misfortunes until a newfound friend made those hellish moments somehow bearable. 

Despite his new friendship, things at home continue to deteriorate, making it difficult for him to cope with the situation; let alone breathe. But, an opportune moment arises out of his suffering that will potentially change the course of the life he’s known and he’ll have to decide if he wants to continue living this way or choose a new path, a decision that could change his life forever. Whatever he decides, Drew’s life is about to change, and there is no guarantee that his life will change for the better.

This was such an amazing coming of age/love story. I got to follow childhood friends grow up into adults. Some made bad choices others had their choices, at times, made for them. It was such a beautiful love story. Watching these friends leave home and live their own lives was interesting and at times heartbreaking. Ballentine's writing not only told me a story but I also felt all the emotions that the characters were going through. I just love this author and can't wait to find out where she takes me next!

Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories for the Hoidays [SBM Review]

Do you like your Christmas naughty or nice? From talking cats to hairless dogs, dashing doctors to scarred veterans, this boxed set from 10 of today's hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night! [99c LIMITED Time Only]

Broken Protocols 3.5 by Dale Mayer, USA Today Bestselling Author
Dani and Charmin, her talking cat, were brought 200 years into the future to a world without Christmas. Nostalgic for holiday cheer, Dani yearns to celebrate, and Levi, her hunky future lover is just the guy to make it happen. How can he create Christmas in a world that no longer knows what a holiday is?

Shades of Holly by H. D. Thomson 
Murder with Mistletoe.
Enter Zach Howard, a man who's finally managed to get his life on track this holiday season, until that is, he comes across a pair of otherworldly sunglasses. They reveal scenes of a terrifying future. Holly, the one woman he's never stopped loving, is in danger of a psychopath. Zach's determined to fight for Holly, even at the risk of his own life. Do Christmas miracles and angels still exist?

Season For Love by Chantel Rhondeau
The specter of death tempered by beautiful miracles is all in a day's work for head nurse Tess Riggs and pediatric specialist Dr. Dash Brisson. But discovering Christmas is the season for love could be their biggest challenge yet.

Christmas Hope (2013 Golden Heart finalist) by Leslie Lynch 
Sam Bledsoe can barely keep food on the table, as well as his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant--and down on her luck. With Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. Sam comes to Becca's rescue, but will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

A Christmas Miracle (a 2014 Carolyn Reader's Choice winner) by Sandy Loyd
Megan Jenkins isn't looking forward to Christmas, a holiday that reminds her of what she had and lost, a husband who died right after Christmas, leaving her with a fatherless son to raise. On Christmas Eve, Megan experiences her own Christmas Miracle as she learns the true meaning of giving with the help of Kevin Murdock, a long-time friend who's always been there for her.

The Salty Carmel Christmas by Barbara Lohr
Nothing ever changes for Rachel Morgan in Paris, Indiana. But when she returns home for Christmas, a kiss from a soft-spoken guy with killer blue eyes makes her take a second look. Sometimes life can be like a salty Christmas carmel--sweet but with a tang you remember. Sometimes the boy you leave behind is the man you want forever.

Heating Up the Holidays by Marcia James
When Chris Spencer returns home with his daughter, he's not looking for a second chance with his first love. And the last thing Nicky Paxton needs at Christmas time is her high school heart-breaker. But thanks to a hairless dog and a lonely child, they might get their Christmas desires.

Insanity Claus by Carolyn Hughey
A widow of two years, Mallory Gardner is struggling to keep her business alive and her dysfunctional family together. Having two daughters, one who blames Mallory for her father's death is enough to test anyone's sanity. But when Arden J. Miller waltzes into town, he has other ideas--like capturing Mallory's heart. Will the holiday spirit sweep Mallory away and solve the unsolvable?

A Family for Christmas by Tallulah Grace
Erin Matthews returns home to find closure, but she soon discovers truths that change her life forever. Luke Simmons never expected to meet a woman who sparks fire in his soul, even as his heart is breaking. Together, they find healing, and the true spirit of Christmas, in the love of a patchwork family.

A Father for Christmas by Rachelle Ayala
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

This would be a perfect gift for any romance reader. I got to read 10 love stories from great authors. Some I knew and this set gave me a chance to discover some new authors. A great way to spend the hoidays!

Crave: Tales of Vampire Romance Boxed Set

Crave: Tales of Vampire Romance Boxed Set

Immortal. Impassioned. Impossibly sexy. These vampires are masters of seduction, delightfully dark creatures with insatiable appetites who are hungry for more than just hot blood. Let them lure you with their magnetic gaze, their fascinating charm, their intoxicating bite, into a dark, delicious world that has everything you CRAVE. Sink your teeth into this quintessential boxed set collection of eight vampire romance novels filled with exquisite obsession and dark desire from some of your favorite USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors. 

If you enjoyed THIRST and HUNGER, this boxed set will be everything you CRAVE! 

Beholden by Marian Tee – 18-year-old Zari, pet to Alexandru, a powerful, gorgeous vampire, is torn. Everyone tells her she has to be a perfect pet, but why bother when her Master seems bent on replacing her? 

Her Vampire Mate by Tabitha Conall – Werewolf Jennalynn discovers the perfect way to ruin a job...find out her competition is her mate. And worse, a vampire. Thrown together, they team up, not knowing that hidden danger lurks. 

Her Bark His Bite by A.E. Grace – Lillian doesn’t believe in monsters... but vampires exist. One of them turned a child. She vows to hunt him down! Allied with a gorgeous vampire, she never expects to start falling in love with him... 

Devil’s Descent II: impure by Claudia D. Christian – Lily Walker is contemplating murder. Pureblood vampire Julian Douglas is contemplating the same. Both will realize love and hate aren't so simple when obsession itself can't be killed so easily... 

The Blood of Angels by Selena Kitt – Everything you’ve ever heard about fairies, angels and vampires is wrong. Zeph knows what he is, but Sam doesn’t have a clue. She’s about to find out the brightest lights cast the darkest shadows. 

Blood Struck by Michelle Fox – In a world where vampires are real, blood is a financial asset and sex mixed with blood commands the highest price. As for can kill you. 

Thrall by Abigail Graham – Christine is a vampiric thrall without a master. By night she hunts, by day she hides, and with every setting of the sun hope slips further away until a mysterious stranger claims her as his own. 

Knight Fall by Alexis Dare – Sometimes things that go bump in the night aren’t supernatural. Vampire Detectives Knight & Fall are chasing a killer. As they discover clues, they find that sometimes love and murder go hand in hand.

This is a great set of vampire reads! I got to read new stories from Authors I already love and got to discover some new Authors. If you love vampire stories you don't want to miss this set of great reads!

Curse Your Lips by Imogen Karo [SBM Review]

Curse Your Lips

After the most intense, sensual dream of her life, Astrid lives an incredible supernatural occurrence that turns her whole life upside down. The very hero of her dream, a half man-half deity descends into her real life and allures her into a mind-blowing game of carnal, lascivious seduction. Can Astrid handle the game, or is she ready to surrender?

This story grabs your attention right from the first line. This was a fast read and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. When I got to the end I wasn't sure how to feel. I was left a little confused and wanted to more of the story. It was interesting in a strange and unusual way.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Life Unexpected by Sara Daniell [SBM Review]

A Life Unexpected

Visions Come Into Play...Secrets Have Been Told...Choices Must Be Made 

Holly is just your typical college student. She goes to classes during the day and spends her nights either hanging out with friends or wasting an embarrassing amount of time on social networking. Her life is ordinary, nothing interesting or extravagant. That is - until she meets Luke. This enigmatic and on-the-verge-of-stalker guy brings excitement into her dull, routine life, introducing her to a world outside of her own...A world of magic...A world called Terre. As the saying goes: "With knowledge comes power" and with power comes danger. Holly is quickly and unexpectedly thrown into a life of chaos, a life that she believed to only exist in science fiction films. Visions of this day have finally come into play, secrets have been told, and choices must be made.

This was such a great story! Daniell took me on an amazing ride in this story. It was a beautiful love story, interesting story line, and the characters were just wonderful. Even those ones I loved to hate! The world Daniell created is so interesting and mysterious. Even though in the end I had all my questions answered. I know there has to be so much more that is going on in this world. I loved how Daniell gave us more than one point of view. I got an inside look at Holly and Luke's inner struggles and questions. The end of the book I got to peek into Luke's dream journal and it was just beautiful. I can not wait to find out what's going to happen in the next book! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Forbidden Alpha (FOA Part 5) by Dakota Cassidy [SBM Review]

Forbidden Alpha
Fangs of Anarchy Part 5

Oh, Claire’s really done it now. As if her week hasn’t been bad enough, what with the blood and the drowning and the head bashing and the intense sex… Okay, that last one was pretty awesome. But now she’s gone and got herself caught in the clutches of a paranormal so evil, he makes Satan look like a sissy. This baddest of all baddies is her key to beating a murder rap—if he doesn’t kill her first. 

Where’s a bloodsucking knight on shining chrome when you need one? 

Tonight, at long last, fangs will flash, fur will fly, heads will roll, and dastardly deeds will be revealed in this heart-pounding, breath-holding, secret-exploding final episode of Fangs of Anarchy—Forbidden Alpha! 

*Author note: Dear readers, Please note: This is part five and the conclusion of a five-part serial. This is not intended as a stand-alone read. Thank you so much for making for making Fangs of Anarchy an Amazon #1 Bestseller! 
**This book is intended for adults over 18. Contains some explicit content. 
Fangs of Anarchy-Forbidden Alpha Serial 
Part 1-Alpha Down 
Part 2-Girl Most Lycan 
Part 3-Were in the World is Gannon Dodd? 
Part 4-In In the Zone 
Part 5-Revelation 

All my questions were answered in this last installment. Cassidy did a wonderful job wrapping up the series for me. Of course her world is so vast and interesting there is still so much more to explore. I can't wait to start the next series of FOA. This story was sexy, funny, and full of action. The mystery and twist and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat. Loved this amazing paranormal story!

Red Dahlia (Gilded Flower #6) by Vivian Winslow [SBM Review]

Having discovered her mother’s and Shane’s devastating betrayal, a determined Dahlia seeks to find what was taken from her and to chart a new life for herself. With the help of Vi’s friend, Englishman Thomas Squires, a dashing and enigmatic clandestine operative, Dahlia chases leads across London and Paris. Will Dahlia be able to right the wrong and allow herself to love again?

Mature readers only. 18+

I am so obsessed with this series! D has so much to overcome and her emotions are just all over the place. She is such a passionate character and I love being on this roller coaster of emotions with her. She has lived her life for right now up until now. She is growing up fast and has some very big decisions to make. Winslow's male characters will have you swooning. Whether it's a "good guy" or the "bad guy" they are all so hot! The erotic scenes are so great and there isn't one important detail left out. Each book just keep getting better and better. Winslow is always surprising me with her twists and turns I never see coming! I can't wait to find out where she takes me in the next installment.

Death Design by N.L. Hoffmann [SBM Review]

Death Design

Sin Noble is the President’s personal assassin, due to her unique ability to kill. What most don’t know is, he’s also her brother, and not at all the cuddly or loving kind, either. After surviving a difficult childhood and life on the streets, she adapted to her murder-for-hire lifestyle by going against nature and using her reaping powers to take enemies of the President before their time. As Death incarnate, Sin has the unique ability to alter the Death Design—the pattern that decides who should die, and when. 

But tempting fate doesn’t come without a price. Or a questionable relationship with alcohol. 

When she is sent by her brother to assassinate a suspected blackmailer, Sin soon realizes that the situation is more complicated than he let on. She is partnered with another employee of the President, Liam Sanders, whom she hates with a passion. When push comes to shove, that passion soon turns into something her hormones can’t refuse, and Sin can’t live without. 

Constantly running up against her Supernatural fathers and sarcastic sisters, Sin’s tangled web of a mission reveals that The Covert is once again preying on all of the world’s inhabitants. Sin is desperate to discover the truth before she decides to take another life outside the Death Design. Will she be able to accomplish the impossible, while being pursued herself by mysterious dark forces? One thing is certain: no can escape their destiny. All will be revealed in the Death Design.

I just can't enough of this series!! I love the sisters and just adore and love Lucifer. This story is funny, erotic, and action packed! I loved getting to know each sister in her own story and then revisit them in the next sisters story. The powerful sisters all daughters of Lucifer have unique gifts of their own. Together I doubt anyone will be able to stand up to them. I love the strong and funny female characters. I just want to hang out and have a few drinks and loads of laughs with them. Hoffmann gave each sister her own story without sacrificing the one main goal of all the sisters. The little quirks Lucifer have in the stories make me giggle! I can't tell you who my favorite BBF is from these books. Each introduction of a new male character always seemed just a little better than the last and left me wanting them all!! I can't wait to find out where Hoffmann takes us in her next book.