Author: Sandra Hill

Review: The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill

Posted December 4, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill
The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill
Series: Viking Series I #11
Genres: Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Avon Books on November 26, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss

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Book Description:

A Viking to bed, not to wed!

Medana Elsadottir, known as the Sea Scourge, never planned to become a pirate, but there’s no denying her talent. Her female-only tribe has an island hideaway, food aplenty, goods to trade…everything except the means to breed. That’s where the strapping Norsemen tied up in her ship’s hold comes in handy. Eight godly specimen—and Thork Tykirrson is the most virile of them all. Once their, eh, work is done, they’ll be free to leave. Medana had naught to due with this gods-awful plan, but she wouldn’t mind reaping the benefits.

Wed or bed…this Viking has plans of his own.

Renowned as the wildest Viking of his time, Thork was returning home to regain his father’s favor. Mayhap even (shudder) marry. His brazen—and very beautiful—kidnapper has likely done him a favor in preventing such an irksome fate. That doesn’t mean he’ll let her off easy. No one takes anything from a Viking that he’s not willing to give…not even a violet-eyed vixen who sets off the wildest fantasies.


Lynn’s Review:
Sandra has written a very special Dedication at the front of the book.  It’s a must read – it’s dedicated to all of her fans.  And at the end of the book, she includes a letter to her readers.

Thork Tykirsson used to be a Viking pirate.  Medana Elsadottir is also a pirate.  Sandra has me laughing with all the antics going on.  It reminds me of an old movie I used to watch growing up titled “Buccaneer’s Girl”.

Sandra’s been one of my favorite historical authors for quite a while.  And this book is one reason why.  She makes learning about the past fun and she also has time to make the reader laugh.  I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between Medana and Thork.  You want to keep reading because you want to see who finally comes out on top.

I would have loved to have been there – I bet it would have been twice as funny in person.  Our author also included cute little quips at the beginning of each chapter – it has me wondering how hard it was to come up with the perfect one – they just seem to fit so well.  You’ll also love Thork’s motley crew – they just seem to be the perfect group of men that you couldn’t picture Thork with anyone else.

Sandra has a way of showing how one moment Medana is showing the reader how strong she is and then how vulnerable she is the next.  One sad thing about this book was that I wasn’t ready for this story to be over.  I was having such a great time reading Thork and Medana’s story.  But the good news is we get our HEA ending.  If you read to the very end, our author includes a sneak peek into one of her other series next book titled Kiss of Wrath. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

Review: Kiss of Temptation by Sandra Hill

Posted May 12, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Kiss of Temptation by Sandra Hill
Kiss of Temptation by Sandra Hill
Series: Deadly Angels Book #3
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon Books on March 26, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

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IS IT LUST? 
Ivak Sigurdsson is dead...well, sort of. Guilty of the sin of lust, he’s been given an unusual penance: spend eternity as a Viking Vampire Angel, or Vangel, fighting Lucipires, Satan’s vampire demons on earth. Now sequestered in Angola Prison as a “spiritual advisor,” Ivak is finding all these centuries of celibacy depressing, to say the least. But then, along comes southern belle Gabrielle Sonnier. Is she a reward for his good deeds, or a temptation sent to rattle his lustsome brain?

OR IS IT LOVE? 
Gabrielle, a lawyer, begs Ivak to help get her brother out of prison. Aided by the Cajun LeDeux family and their chief looney bird, Tante Lulu, Ivak reluctantly agrees. And while he alternately tries to seduce and save Gabrielle before the Lucipires run rampant, they both begin to wonder if it’s really only lust, or something more.


Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds:

Ivak Sigurdsson really loves women.  In today’s world we might consider his problem an addiction.  But Ivak has other issues he has to deal with – one being that he is a vangel.  And that is the least of his problems.

Gabrielle Sonnier is a lawyer.  She’s a woman that fights for what she believes in and that includes family.  Sandra also reminds her readers how scary prisons can be.  And hopefully we are one of those that are lucky enough never to find out personally.

Early on, Sandra has a scene where the demons are having a little down time.  Let’s just say that I’m glad that I’m not there – one word, gross!  Her demon character, Jasper, has a treat that he loves – another word, yuck!

In another scene, Ivak “invades” Gabrielle’s space.  You are going to love it – him all alpha male and she the modern woman.  This is a book that just gets better as each page is turned.  Ivak and Gabrielle’s interactions continue to get more interesting.  But we have a character that is a scene stealer and her name is Tante Lulu.  You will absolutely love her.

Sandra even took the time to work a John Travolta movie in the storyline.  After you finish the book, you may want to take the time and watch the movie.  It also makes me wonder if she designed the series after watching it.

At the three quarter done mark you would think that Sandra would start to wrap things up.  No, there’s still a lot of good versus evil going on.  There was plenty of excitement in this book from beginning to end.  I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her readers in book four.  I went to her web site and there was no hint.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

Once you get to the very end, make sure to read the “Reader Letter”.  It’s a letter about the series.  It’s a series that just keeps getting better with each subsequent book.  I was a little on the fence about the first book but since I have always enjoyed reading Sandra’s books I thought I would give her another chance by reading book two.  I’m glad that I was smart enough to do just that because I have enjoyed both book two and three.  She seems to be on a roll.