Genre: Paranormal Romance

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
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
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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!

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Awakened by Elisabeth Naughton

Posted April 6, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments

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Awakened
by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: Take No Prisoners #1
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 12th, 2016
Format: Ebook

Book Description:

DAMON – For twenty-five years he’s served as a plaything for the gods. With no memory of his past, he has no way of knowing if this is his ultimate fate, but he senses there has to be more to life.

Damon’s hope for more comes in the form of the Sirens’ newest recruit. Elysia is unlike any trainee he’s ever met. Not only can she remember where she came from—an ability the Sirens block—but she has an instant connection to Damon, one he’s never felt and doesn’t understand. Soon Damon is willing to do anything to have Elysia. Even risk the wrath of the gods to break her out of Olympus so he can keep her for himself.

But Damon’s past isn’t a mystery to everyone. Evil forces are at work beneath the surface, and before long, Damon realizes that the connection he shares with Elysia isn’t a random coincidence. His fate—and the darkness it brings—was cemented long ago. And when it is finally revealed, no one will be safe.

AWAKENED can be read as a stand-alone book.

Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble • iTunes • Kobo
Book Links: Goodreads

Other books in the Eternal Guardians series:

  • MARKED (currently free on Amazon) – Book 1
  • ENTWINED – Book 2
  • TEMPTED – Book 3
  • ENRAPTURED – Book 4
  • ENSLAVED – Book 5
  • BOUND – Book 6
  • TEMPTED – Book 7
  • RAVAGED – Novella, Book 7.5

Excerpt

“Mm…” Aphrodite swung her long legs over the side of the enormous bed and stretched her arms above her head. “That was wonderful.” Curly auburn hair the color of autumn leaves spilled down the pale skin of her naked spine as she turned and cast a coy look over her shoulder. “You get better and better, Damianos.”

The two naked nymphs who’d joined them scurried off the bed and rushed out of the room. Aphrodite pushed to her feet, all long lines and perfect curves, and crossed to the chaise.

The nymphs could disappear after the fact, the lucky females, but Damon could not. Rolling to his side, he propped his elbow on the mattress and rested his head on his hand as he watched Aphrodite slide a white silk robe onto her pale arms and tried not to be resentful of that fact. “Good thing, since my purpose is only to serve.”

Aphrodite smirked. “And you do it so well, erastis.”

Lover. He hated the way that word sounded.

The goddess moved back to the edge of the mattress and sat, then reached out and twirled a lock of Damon’s hair around her finger. “Speaking of serving, a new class of Sirens is set to arrive.” She pushed out her full, plump lips in a sexy little pout. “Athena is going to try to steal you from me again.”

Damon looked up at the goddess of love and desire and tried to feign disappointment, though inside, excitement leapt at the possibility of a break. Aphrodite’s temple wasn’t a bad place to spend your days—wide soaring rooms, tall stately pillars, marble everything, fountains and baths that promised both pleasure and relaxation, and the sweet scent of heliotrope wafting on the air, awakening the senses. But lately he couldn’t help thinking there had to be more to life than this. More than meaningless pleasure. More than casual sex. More than catering to Aphrodite, a goddess who cared only about herself.

“A new class, huh?” He rolled back into the mountain of pillows and laced his fingers behind his head, remembering that Athena and Aphrodite didn’t always get along. Jealousy was forever an issue between them—between any of the ruling Olympians—and he’d learned long ago not to show interest in any immortal other than the one currently in his line of sight.

“You don’t want to go, do you?” Aphrodite slid her finger down his throat and across the dusting of hair on his bare chest. “I could tell Athena you’re too valuable, which you are.”

This was where he needed to be careful. He couldn’t show too much enthusiasm, or Aphrodite would never let him leave. “Of course not. Training new Sirens is as enjoyable for me as spending time with your husband is for you.”

Aphrodite’s lips curled. Everyone knew she couldn’t stand her husband, Hephaestus. Her gaze hovered on Damon’s face. “That boring?”

She was beautiful, even Damon couldn’t deny that. Meadow-green eyes, flawless skin, high cheekbones, and lips made only for seduction. But though physically he was still attracted to her, more and more lately, he was finding it difficult to be aroused in her company. Sex with Aphrodite was as empty as his life these days. There had to be more. A reason he was here. A future that held some kind of purpose. Something other than…immortal perfection.

He drew his hand from behind his head and brushed the back of his fingers against the smooth curve of her jawline. “Infinitely boring. When I’m with the Sirens, I count the days until I return to your temple.”

Which was a flat-out lie. Working with Athena’s Sirens, training them in combat, strategy, warfare—even seduction—was a thousand times more fun than being stuck in Aphrodite’s claustrophobic pleasure palace.

Aphrodite sighed and smoothed her hand over his chest again, dropping her gaze to where she touched him. “I suppose I could consider letting you go. So long as I know you’re pining away for me. Absence, they say, does make the heart grow fonder.”

Damon had never found that to be true, but he refrained from saying so. He wasn’t about to do anything to jeopardize this chance to escape, however short his respite might be. “It does. Very much so.”

She leaned down and kissed him, sliding her tongue along his at the first touch and tasting him deeply. He didn’t pull away, didn’t say no, knew it was pointless to do so. Instead, he slid his fingers into the curly mass of auburn hair framing her face and kissed her back. Her mouth turned greedy against his, and she wriggled out of the robe she’d just pulled on, then pushed the sheet from his hips.

Yeah, there has to be more than this, he thought as she climbed over him. More than aphrodisiacs to keep him hard, more than meaningless sex, more than immortals using him for their pleasure. There had to be a hell of a lot more. Somewhere.

He just hoped he found it before he went mad.

About Elisabeth Naughton

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned to a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

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Book Spotlight: An Immortal’s Song by Carrie Ann Ryan

Posted April 5, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments
Book Spotlight: An Immortal’s Song by Carrie Ann Ryan

An Immortal’s Song by Carrie Ann Ryan Series: Dante’s Circle #6 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 5th, 2016 Format: Paperback/eBook, 146 pages Book Description: Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? Amara Young has always been on the outside looking in. She’s the one lightning-struck woman out of her group who has never felt as if she’s belonged. She lost a year of her life caring for her dying friend, but now it’s her turn to find out who she is. Only when the time comes, two men stand in her way—two men who claim her as theirs. Tristan Archer, fae royalty and Conclave member, has waited […]

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Review: The Guardians of the Realms Series by Setta Jay

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: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: 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 […]

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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: 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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Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted January 7, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Menage, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on December 28, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 394 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Devin has achieved his goal of becoming Chairman and all seems peaceful…until Devin performs an act of cruelty that pushes Anna to fight back for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, Alex is working hard to give her something that Devin can never take away. As her Masters work around her, Anna must navigate a life she never wanted. There is a subculture within our own world that you’ve only heard whispers of. The conspiracy theorists wish they knew Anna’s story. What the conspiracy theorists think they know is only disinformation, put out there to keep them from the real story. ***NOTE*** This is not a stand-alone novel. This is the […]

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Review: Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Posted December 15, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Red Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez Series: Dragon Heat #2 Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Forever Yours on October 1st, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 128 Source: NetGalley Reviewed by: SherriAlso in this series: Dead Sexy Dragon Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby. After her mother’s line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She’s searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate […]

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Review: Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Posted December 13, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez Series: Dragon Heat #1 Genres: Paranormal Romance Published by Forever Yours on August 6th, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 128 Source: NetGalley Also in this series: Red Hot Dragon Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster. But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus. Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from […]

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Review: Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais

Posted November 18, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais

Bunny And The Bear by Eve Langlais Series: Furry United Coalition #1 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy Published by Eve Langlais on August 1st 2011 Format: Paperback Pages: 164 Source: Personal Copy Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Bears and bunnies aren’t supposed to mix, or that’s what Chase keeps telling himself when his bouncy new neighbor won’t stay out of his business-and his mind. However, the more he gets to know his overly perky neighbor, the more he craves her-naked in his grasp-a desire worse than his addiction to honey and pie. Miranda’s on a mission for the Furry United Coalition, and it involves secretly guarding one grumpy ol’ bear. Staying focused on the job isn’t easy when all she can think about is turning his frown upside down, a task made harder when she gets a glimpse of his passion. […]

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