I’ve trained to fight, navigate the forest by scent, and outsmart my brothers, but I’m not strong enough to see this through alone.
Shayna Andrews is the adopted daughter of the Pack’s Alpha, and as such, is protected to the point of suffocation. When she asserts her independence, she ends up tangling with the enemy. Lucky for her, lone wolf Travis Hunter comes to her rescue. But when her first heat cycle begins, they are thrown into a chain of events where both gets more than they bargained for.
The book is technically the first in the series, though reading Winter Eve would help the reader understand the character dynamics. The mix of weres (big cats living together with wolves) brings an interesting mix to the table, since they have different customs and strengths. This is a world where the reader must suspend disbelief about actual animal instincts and take the “anything (or any were) goes” approach to mating. Once passed that, it is a well-created story in a world alive with personality.
The sex, though present, is glossed over, lending more time for action/plot. There are a few touching scenes, and the ending tied up well. There could have been more done to make the book more in-depth, but as it is, it’s a short, quick read were-lovers will enjoy.
A Tiger’s Claim is a fast-paced, light read, and a good start to an interesting series.
Mandy Malone ditches her pharmaceutical convention and the married male colleagues hitting on her to hurry home to her waiting family. But she doesn’t bank on the blizzard that forces her off the road and into a deserted rest stop. When she meets another road refugee, their attraction is immediate and molten hot. Suddenly, getting stranded doesn’t seem like such bad luck after all.
Although totally unprepared for Mandy’s unvarnished proposition, Jack is intrigued by the erotic offer of a promising night of no-questions-asked sex. But when he notices the wedding band on Mandy’s finger, will he forego the lure of a torrid clandestine affair, or give in to the fantasy of blazing hot sex on a wintry night?
A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.
Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead. Continue reading →
“What’s my second choice?”
“Death by nagging.”
“As I suspected.”
Once again, Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are going to a dig. This time the crew is set to bring up a Byzantine Era warship carrying an unusual cargo of gold off the coast of Northern Cyprus. A terrorist cell has targeted the gold; Tischenko has tracked down Charlotte — will the lovers get time to further their relationship, or will this be their last excavation?
As in the first book, the characterization in Byzantine Gold was well done. Charletto and Atakan’s relationship grows in this book, and there are a number of well-written sex scenes. The downfall of this book was it’s length — it was very short compared to Golden Chariot, and lacked some of the details and descriptions that could have been added. The end could have been drawn out a little more to make it not feel so rushed, but it was still satisfactory.
This is a tension-filled underwater adventure sure to entertain those readers that enjoy romantic suspense. Charlotte and Atakan face some hardships — and not only from Tischenko — and come to find a balance in their relationship off-site as well as on-site.
Winter is not exactly the ‘season of the witch’. It’s cold in Washington, and everything is covered in snow. But it doesn’t bother Lucilla Sinclair, the fiery Witch-Warden for Washington State. She’s perfectly happy performing minor enchantments at her little arcane shop in Redhaven, an old fishing town turned tourist attraction. Besides, her tall, dark-skinned elemental guardian Mishal keeps her warm at night. Her raven familiar, Irwin, helps her to pass the time in the otherwise sleepy town.
Magickal mischief in the cold, quiet state is slow for the most part, but when a freak winter storm lands a half-transformed Siren on her front porch, Lucy’s life becomes increasingly strange. Her dreams are suddenly assaulted with visions of a beautiful demon man, and her waking hours are spent warding off a cadre of mysterious shadow creatures.
With the life of the Siren in her hands, Lucy must trek through the snows of Canada in a race against time. Her mission: to find the one person with enough knowledge of forbidden black magick to fix the broken Siren Melusine before her seven days on land are up.
When seventeen -year-old Megan Murphy, a diagnosed borderline personality disorder, is admitted to the psych ward once again, she assumed she’d be “home” for the holidays. But her burned-out mother, Laura, and her newly re-married father, Michael, have made it quite clear they’ve had enough. Even Megan’s port-in-the-storm grandparents, Addie and Henry, are tired of the redundant saga of her so-called life.
At the same time, Addie wonders when, and if, there is a good time to die. She finds it ironic, when faced with her own grim diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, that society celebrates a “due date” but runs screaming when they see the inevitable “sell by” date. Addie had always vowed to bow out gracefully when her time came, but with Megan a virtual orphan on an adolescent psych ward and her grandmother her only remaining lifeline, will Addie be able to face the end as courageously as she’s lived?
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Vampire
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Length: approx 100 000 words
Publication Date: April 12th 2013
A Tale of the Posh, the Privileged and the Paranormal…
The Cavaliers are the most elite society at Oxford University – rich, powerful, and beautiful. No one realises that they are no ordinary students, but a group of aristocratic vampires from the English Civil War. For four hundred years they have groomed the most promising students to run the government, police, and finance in the way the vampires wish, granting them eternal life in return for absolute obedience.
In her first year at Oxford University, Harriet French became inextricably tied to the Cavaliers. Now Harriet’s back at Oxford for her second year. Armed with a vampire boyfriend, some great friends and the truth, she’s expecting an easier time. She’s wrong. Her best friend is now a vampire and the Cavalier who turned her to save her life is facing death for the one good deed he’s ever done. Just when it seems that things can’t get any worse, the Cavaliers’ ancient enemies decide to strike at the heart of the society and they’ve got Harriet in their sights.
Screaming Spires continues the story of an ancient vampire conspiracy and the ordinary girl caught in its web begun in Oxford Blood.