Category: Reviews

Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Posted May 9, 2016 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
Chained by Night by Larissa Ione
Narrator: Amy Landon
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Pocket Books on September 30th 2014
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 416
Source: Personal Copy

Reviewed by: Sherri
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Book Description:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Larissa Ione sets the night on fire with a thrilling new novel of irresistible hungers and immortal enemies in a world as sensual and dark as her Demonica series ...

THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction - or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL
But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?


My Thoughts

I really liked this one! Initially, I thought this new series for Larissa Ione couldn’t stand a chance next to her Demonica series, but I was wrong. Although I still LOVE the Demonica series, the Moonbound Clan Vampires is a strong contender.

I had read Bound by Night and really enjoyed it, but Chained by Night is even better. Hunter is one great character and Ione has a lot to work with him, but the star for me was Aylin; a truly wonderful, strong heroine. Chained by Night has all that I could ever ask for in a paranormal romance; wonderful characters, a kickass world, drama, an evil (or not) twin, and a strong and twisted enemy. A great and exciting read!

Review: The Guardians of the Realms Series by Setta Jay

Posted August 26, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: The Guardians of the Realms Series by Setta Jay
Ecstasy Unbound by Setta Jay
Series: Guardians of the Realm #1
Genres: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Menage, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Published by Self Published on January 29, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 302
Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
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Book Description:

As one of the twelve Guardians, Urian has spent the last several centuries in a constant battle to keep the inhabitants of Earth’s Realms under control. Humanity has to evolve, hell beasts need to die, and Immortals need mates. But lately, Uri's mind is overrun with thoughts of when his sexy voyeur will find him again, watching him from the shadows, continuing their wicked game. All Guardians are forbidden contact with the little goddess and her brothers, but his need for her escalating, he finds it increasingly difficult to keep from pinning her down on the nearest surface and making her his.

Alexandra has managed to evade the Guardians and being cast out from the human Realm for centuries, ever since the Creators sent the Gods to sleep for their sins against humanity and banished all Immortals. Always sensing that she was needed on Earth, only once has Alex gone against her instincts and the price she paid will forever haunt her. It is for that reason she forces herself to stay away from the only male who has ever truly enticed her. The only one who has ever made her long for what she knows is dangerous.

In a desperate need to help her beloved brother, she will have to go to the enthralling Guardian, her dark obsession, and even though he will surely attempt to exile her, she won't go easily…

Warning: This book contains explicit and sizzling sex scenes with big dominant males. MFM, ménage, and light bondage.


My Thoughts:

I’m just going to go ahead and start this by saying JUST BUY THE SERIES!!! I’m loving it!! The only reason it took me so long to get through the books was because of a sudden promotion at work that came with double the work load.

Every spare moment I’ve had in between various duties to one faction or another, I’ve been engrossed in this series. I’ve only added the buy link to the first novel and the description of the first novel so there are no spoilers given away.  I’m going to attempt to continue the “No Spoilers” theme here, so bear with me.

Setta Jay has created a world that I absolutely adore. I LOVE Greek Mythology, and while I thought Sherrilyn Kenyon had ruined me for all others (in that I LOVE her books and thought no one would come close), Setta Jay has brought me right back in! If you love being taken away into a fantasy world so you don’t have to face reality for a little bit, READ THIS SERIES! If you like graphic sex scenes, and talk — READ THIS SERIES!

If I had to point out one fault, I feel as if some of the terms used seemed a bit plebeian when side-by-side with other terms that happen to be in Latin and/or Greek.  Alexandra’s “knowings” being one of them. But I also understand that with all of the terminology she has going, along with the characters, she’s actually provided a very helpful glossary of terms at the beginning of each book to help you remember who is whom and what is what. It’s wonderful and, did I mention I love it?

Honestly, the price cannot be beat, the books are a wonderfully complete world full of different villains (not just the same one for book after book after book, which gets old very quickly), and different obstacles for each couple to overcome. She writes three-dimensional characters with fascinating back stories of their own, with personalities of their own and personalities that complement their mates’. Also, the idea of the perfect mate — whether the term “soul mate” is used or not, is a romantic idea that I can completely get behind.

Is it realistic? Absolutely not. Which is why I love it. When I’m reading for pleasure, I’m reading something fictional that gets me away from reality and helps me escape the craziness of my everyday life. If you’re looking for that as well, seriously, buy the series and keep checking back to see what she comes out with next. I know I will.

PS> So far, as contrary as he is, my favorite Guardian is Dorian. You’ll understand when you get there.

Review: Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson

Posted August 24, 2015 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson

Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson Series: Dearhart Clan #2 Genres: Paranormal, SciFi, Urban Fantasy Published by Self Published on November 30, 2011 Format: Ebook Pages: 146 Source: Author Reviewed by: LynnAlso in this series: Heated Calls From Change, Call From Within Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson comes the second look into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). An adult tale that continues with the moon’s induced passions that surpass humanity’s logic in favor of not meeting a beckoning demise. As Kristen and Owen come to grips with a chosen destiny gifted by the moon, a scout is ushered off in search of a rogue wolf. Thomas chosen by Owen to survey for a troublesome wolf discovers a howly formed desirable temptation that he had never wish to unearth. Not long […]

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Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire

Posted July 16, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire

Beauty Submits To Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire Series: Once Upon a Dom #4 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fiction, Romance Published by The Wild Rose Press Inc on June 26th 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 201 Source: Tour Host Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Caitlin is a woman in control. Control of her own successful business, her personal life, and her family. Sometimes she is tired of having to be the strong one, the one who makes all the decisions. Even in bed with her ex-husband, she was the one in control. She has such a strong personality, not by choice but by her life experiences, that people automatically bow down to her. When a friend suggests that she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and decides to give it a try. She’s invited to […]

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Review: Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano

Posted July 13, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano

Catch My Breath by Lynn Montagano Series: Catch My Breath #1 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by HarperImpulse on July 31, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 272 Source: Tour Host Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Lia Meyers' plan for a relaxing Scottish vacation is short-lived when one uncharacteristic moment of clumsiness lands her in the arms of a dangerously attractive Englishman… The perfect opportunity for a much needed holiday romance? Wrong! Lia’s still reeling from the mother of all bad breakups, and she really doesn't have the patience for Alastair Holden – despite his effortless charm and cute British accent! Arrogant and totally inscrutable, he's exactly the sort of guy she wants to avoid but can't: the man behind the mystery proves just too tempting to resist. Drawn to him, Lia is forced to battle with her own insecurities, and the closer […]

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Review: Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy

The Talon of the Hawk by Jeffe Kennedy Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #3 Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on May 26th 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 438 Source: Publisher Reviewed by: GinnyAlso in this series: The Mark of the Tala Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king. Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never […]

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Review: Only His by Susan Mallery

Posted March 25, 2015 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Only His by Susan Mallery

Only His by Susan Mallery Series: Fool’s Gold #6 Narrator: Tanya Eby Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance Published by Brilliance Audio, Harlequin HQN on September 27, 2011 Format: Audiobook Pages: 344 Source: Personal Copy Reviewed by: SherriPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when […]

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Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callahan

Posted March 18, 2015 by Sherri in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callahan

Soulbound by Kristen Callihan Series: Darkest London #6 Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk Published by Forever on February 24th 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 366 Source: Publisher Reviewed by: SherriPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Once two souls are joined… When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone… Their hearts will beat together forever… No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted—by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man […]

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Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison

Posted February 24, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews, Romance / 4 Comments
Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison

Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison Series: Beneath #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women, Romance Published by Self Published on February 24, 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 211 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Four words continue to haunt me . . . You. Have. Breast. Cancer. I associate them with the upheaval of my life to this point. The last few months have been a test of my strength . . . mentally, emotionally, and physically. Cancer is a monster. It preys on your mind and it consumes you, consistently reminding you of how your life used to be. Life before cancer. I was a successful business woman, running my own design firm, and was happily married to my college sweetheart. My life seemed perfect. Until it suddenly came crashing down all around me. So, here I am, in […]

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Review: Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford

Posted February 19, 2015 by Ginny in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford

Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford Series: Alphas #10 Genres: BDSM, Fantasy, M/M, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance Published by All Romance eBooks LLC, OmniLit on February 10, 2015 Pages: 50 Source: Tour Host Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Always the lone wolf, never the mate… Alpha Jack Herman used to have a pack, but he’s been alone for a long time. When he catches a whiff of another shifter encroaching on his preferred hunting grounds, he’s determined to put a stop to that immediately. There’s only room for one wolf in Jack’s territory—Jack. Captured as a pup, Malakai is a shifter, but he’s neither wolf nor alpha. What he is, is scared, exhausted, starving, and close to giving up. Hunted by a predator, Malakai fears his newly found freedom is about to come to a violent and abrupt end. Instead, he finds […]

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