Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review of "Born of Fury" - Sherrilyn Kenyon


Original Publication Date: July 01, 2014
Setting: Ichidian Universe

The war is on…

Counted among the fiercest Andarion warriors ever born, Hauk is one of the five founding members of the Sentella- an organization that has declared war on the League that rules the Ichidian universe with an iron fist and terrifies it with an army of well-trained assassins. Hauk’s enemies are legion, but he fears nothing and no one. He will do whatever it takes to survive and protect his Sentella brethren.

Sumi Antaxas is one of the best assassins the League has ever trained. In her world, failure is not an option and she has never met a target she couldn’t execute. So when she’s assigned Hauk, she believes it’ll be a quick and easy mission.

But nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and Hauk is far better...

REVIEW
Sherrilyn, once again, had me hating some characters and loving others. And if you read the book yet, you know Dariana is a real piece of work. She's a cold-hearted bitch and a lousy mother. If you haven't read the latest installment yet, believe me... you'll be agreeing with my assessment of her for sure once you do. Bank on it!

Hauk -no male deserved love and affection more than him. I liked him before. Now, I love him. His loyalty to his friends and family is admirable. 
Oh, let me mention how sweet him and little Kalea were together. She was just a doll and I cracked up during their interactions. 
(No spoilers who she is to him)

Darice and Hauk - Despite how much grief and snide comments Darice threw his way, he always embraced the young male. Darice standing up for Hauk (finally) was one of my favorite scenes. He sure grew up in this book and became the man I knew he could be. Way to go, Darice! 

Sumi - She's a woman not to trifle with. Basically, the perfect woman for Hauk! 

For the rest of Hauk"s family, you can't go wrong with entertainment when Syn, Maris, Darling, Nyk, and Hauk get together. So many comedic moments! Love it and I loved this book! 

Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review of "Fireborn" - Keri Arthur

Release date July 1 2014
From New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur comes a brand new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson—a phoenix capable of taking on human form, and cursed with the ability to foresee death…

Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent that from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for.

Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually humans infected by a plague-like virus, the Crimson Death—a by-product of a failed government experiment that attempted to identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now, all those infected must be eliminated.

But when Emberly’s boss is murdered and his irreplaceable research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes down in flames… 


Review

I've read many sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural books in my time. Many (but not all) seem to have a recurring theme when it's the first book in the series. The author overloads the reader with the history of the characters and you almost need a notepad/pen with a diagram to remember it all. 

I'm glad Keri didn't overwhelm us with too much information. She slowly introduced us to the Red cloaks, the major players attempting to stop them, and left enough mystery behind where the reader will want to come back for seconds. 

Good job, Keri. I look forward to the next book in this series. 

Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)  
Score: ❤❤❤❤










Sunday, August 3, 2014

Review of "Hidden Prey" - Cheyenne McCray


HIDDEN PREY
New York Times best selling author Cheyenne McCray returns to steamy romantic suspense with a high-octane thriller about a woman running from a Mexican cartel and the man determined to protect her.

Danger
Tori Cox, a talented and sought after musician, heads back to her roots in a small southwest town in Arizona as she flees an abusive relationship. When she arrives in Bisbee, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time—and witnesses the execution of a Federal agent by none other than the son of El Demonio, the head of the Jimenez Cartel. Tori and everyone she loves is now in danger as the cartel comes after her before she can testify.

Desire
Landon Walker, a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, rescues Tori when he sees the beautiful woman running from members of one of the most ruthless cartels in the world. He sets out to protect her, but soon protecting her isn't enough. The fire between them makes him want her in a way that he's never wanted another woman, despite his wounded heart.


Death
Diego Montego Jimenez will do everything in his power to kill the young American woman who threatens his business and family. No one lives to testify against the Jimenez Cartel. Landon isn't about to let the cartel get hold of Tori. He'll go to the ends of the earth and back to protect her—and show her he's never letting her go.


Review
Cheyenne is back with a new series and I rather enjoyed it. IMO, it would make a perfect story arc for an episode of Breaking Bad, which I am currently engrossed in. Yeah, I know I'm way behind on the times with this show but I'm watching it now so ...... :)

And now back to the book.....

If you like sexy cops, women who aren't weak, and action, then you will enjoy this book. It is the perfect start to her new series. Can't wait for book 2. 


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review of the Circe's Recruits - Marie Harte

Book 1 in series
Format: Print

Neither human nor animal, but something in between, Circe’s Recruits stop rogues bent on killing…

Roane
Run by Elliot Pearl, a ruthless millionaire, Pearson Labs continues to create Circs, people who have been genetically changed. When needed, these Circs take on an altered form, one neither man nor animal, but something in between. But unlike Roane Weston and his squad, known as Circe’s Recruits, the Circs coming out of Pearson Labs aren’t sane… Except for Caitlyn Chase, a female Roane can’t get out of his mind.
As Caitlyn matures into the female Circ she was meant to be, she sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter her future and those of Circe’s Recruits. Only with Roane and her newfound friends can she hope to keep the PPA at bay while they crush an agenda that may spell the end of them all.

Zack & Ace
Zack and Ace have been dancing around their “just friends” relationship for years. Being Circ means unavoidable intimacy when the mating heat strikes, and it’s putting a strain on their friendship. They’re finally nearing an understanding about what they truly mean to each other when they’re stunned by Kelly, the woman they’ve been lusting after for years. Suddenly she’s available to both in a way she’s never been before. Lust and love confuse the issue, until wounded emotions pull the threesome apart and Kelly is captured by the enemy. Can Zack and Ace come to grips with their differences in time to save Kelly, or will their difficulties lose them the loves of their lives?

Review

PUBLISHER'S NOTE
This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, domination, male/male sexual practices, menage (m/f/m), multiple partners, sex while in shifted form, violence.

After reading the note above, all I can say is.... Plot? We don't need no stinking plot. *grins* However, to get a five star rating from me..... you kind of do. 



Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤




Book 2 in series
Format: Print

Neither human nor animal, but something in between, Circe’s Recruits stop rogues bent on killing…
In the three years since Project Dawn disbanded, Derrick continues to fight the good fight. Now civilians, his squad–Circe’s Recruits–works for a private organization bent on cleaning up the mess left in the wake of Project Dawn’s rebirth. Pearson Labs continues to create Circs, people who have been genetically changed. When needed, these Circs take on an altered form, one neither man nor animal, but something in between. But unlike the squad, the Circs coming out of Pearson Labs aren’t sane.
When a hard-headed Circ meets the one woman he shouldn’t trust but can’t resist, all bets are off.
Derrick doesn’t trust Sabrina Torrence. She’s an agent for the Project Protection Agency. Their mission in life is to kill and enslave Circs for Pearson Labs. No matter that she helped one of their own escape from the labs, or that she’s given them vital information they’ll need if they want to take down Elliot Pearl, the labs’ founder. Derrick knows she’s got her own agenda. If only she wasn’t so damned attractive, then he might be able to keep his hands off her and his mind on the job. Then a stunning circumstance forces him to reevaluate all he once thought. But will this new insight be too late to save their growing love?


Review 
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, bondage/restraint, domination, male/male sexual practices, moresome (m/f/m/m), violence.

A secret revealed, a traitor shows his hand, a mystery player emerges...... finally, the plot forms and thickens!!!! 


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤ 

Book 3 in series


Hale’s dreams about the enemy’s daughter and his ex-bodyguard are suddenly coming true…

In the three years since Project Dawn disbanded, Hale continues to fight the good fight. Now civilians, his squad–Circe’s Recruits–work for a private organization bent on cleaning up the mess left in the wake of Project Dawn’s rebirth. Pearson Labs continues to create Circs, people who have been genetically changed. When needed, these Circs take on an altered form–one neither man nor animal, but something in between. But unlike the squad, the Circs coming out of Pearson Labs aren’t sane.
Hale’s dreams are more than nightmares–the prophetic doom of a beautiful woman he doesn’t know and a man he wishes he’d never met: two people meant for him that are too involved with his enemy for Hale’s peace of mind. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and Hale’s beast won’t accept less than the woman and man destined to become his mates. Then word arrives that Pearson Labs is finally coming down, and Hale has to race to save his mates from the fallout. Can they survive or will their love crumble under the enemy’s chaos and deception too close to home?

Review
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, ménage (m/f/m with m/m sexual interaction), sex in shifted form, violence.

For me, the intimate scenes Robbie were involved in pushed my level of comfort to the max.  There were so moments of "hotness" and many moments of "yeah, I'm not okay with this". 

Maybe you'll agree. Maybe you won't. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this story so don't be shy. SPEAK UP!! 

For the plot.... I wasn't surprised who Robbie was - happy to see Doc get his HEA - and the bad guy go adios. 


Heart rating system - 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤


Hungry for more...then check out the series -  Dawn Endeavor: The Circs.