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Review: Gabriella by Celia Kyle

Posted July 27, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: Gabriella by Celia Kyle
Gabriella by Celia Kyle
Series: Alpha Marked #2
Genres: Erotic Romance, Menage, Paranormal Romance
Published by Summerhouse Publishing on June 23, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 79
Source: Author

Also in this series: Scarlet
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Thirty and single? Getcha ass to the Gathering!

Ugh. Gabriella Wickham thought turning thirty was bad enough, but now she’s been invited (ordered) to attend this year’s Gathering (werewolf speed dating). Having a Mark on her arm means that she’s one of the few human women destined to mate with not one, but two Alpha werewolves. Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly.” After her sister Scarlet mates the Ruling Alphas, things really start to get interesting. Gabby runs into not one, but two hotter than hot werewolves who make her tingle in all the right places. Yum. Of course, “yum” comes with baggage of both the mental and female kind. Lovely. Luckily it’s nothing a few punches and a good talking to can’t cure. Maybe…-ish.

Berke Davis and Jack Wright know that lush, curvaceous Gabriella is their mate. Who cares that they’re currently not part of an Alpha pair? Details, details. Burke has been half bound to his best friend Jack since they were four, but the past keeps them from solidifying their pairing and taking up the mantle of Alpha. Berke understands his friend’s feelings, but Jack is about to get a lesson on living and loving. Berke just hopes the lessons are learned before they both lose Gabriella. Especially when she is Challenged by a rival to first blood…a Challenge that could end in very permanent, and deadly, consequences…for Gabriella.

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Ginny’s Review:

I specifically requested this book as I had already read & reviewed the first in this series, Scarlet. I will say that I enjoyed that book a little more than this one, but perhaps that is because there was a bit more to it. Whilst Scarlet is 160 pages, giving you more build up to the story and leaving room for more to happen, Gabriella is a mere 74 pages long.

As a brief review: Scarlet, Gabriella and Whitney are triplets.  Two of them were born with a mark that looks similar to a scar or light brand on them, which means that they are “Marked”. A Marked human female is bound to be mated to not one, but TWO alpha werewolves.  If they have not found their mate(s) by the age of 30, they are summoned to a gathering where all single alpha pairs are gathered to allow the alphas to sniff them and see if they are the compatible match.  It works through fate, magic, etc. Needless to say, the three sisters are NOT happy about this, as they’ve avoided it their whole lives, especially when Whitney was not born with a mark, and yet she is summoned.  It seems a little cruel.

This story picks up right where the last one left off, but this time from Scarlet’s point of view. Her story is a bit more complicated in terms of which alpha pair she becomes mated to, and all of them carry baggage.  It’s more of a novella than a book, but entertaining for the short while you have it.

I suppose my main issue with this book is that it seemed a little rushed. Granted, you can only do so much in 74 pages, so I wish it were longer. I do look forward to the third book which will cover Whitney’s story.  By the end of Gabriella, you have a vague idea of whom Whitney will end up with, but not how.

My favorite part of this book is that it is listed as a “BBW Paranormal Romance”. In previous reviews, and ALL the time in books, I get annoyed when the heroine comes froma magical land of tiny-waisted, light weight, big boobed women.  Gabriella has large boobs, but she also has curves and is plump. I. LOVE. THIS!  It’s what made me love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s character of “Bride” in her Dark Hunter series…. Bride also finds her mate in a werewolf (or close enough — if you read that series, you’ll know what I’m talking about.)

I guess this means I gotta go find me a hot werewolf man. Hmmm…..

Good Quote: 
“Chocolate fixed everything. Hopefully even a broken heart.”

Review: Alpha Marked by Celia Kyle

Posted April 16, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Alpha Marked by Celia Kyle
Scarlet by Celia Kyle
Series: Alpha Marked #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published by Summerhouse Publishing on April 2, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 160
Source: Author

Also in this series: Gabriella
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

Thirty and single? Well, getcha butt to the Gathering!

As if hitting thirty wasn’t enough, unmated Scarlet Wickham is summoned to this year’s Gathering. As a woman Marked to be the mate of an Alpha pair, she’s not going to find happiness anywhere other than in the arms of two Alpha werewolves. So, off she goes with her sisters in tow. ‘Cause yeah, she’s one of the plump Wickham triplets, and they’re all being carted off to werewolf speed dating.

Keller and Madden, Ruling Alpha pair, can’t believe their luck. They’ve found their mate, and she’s more than they could have ever hoped for. She’s feisty with spirit to spare, and lush curves that they want to trace with their tongues. They can’t wait to solidify their bond and get to know the beautiful woman who is to rule at their side. But first, there’s the minor inconvenience of a challenge to the death…


Ginny’s Review:

Well then… –fans face– I think we can all agree that every straight female has had at least one fantasy of TWO men available to pleasure her in every way, protect her, comfort her, hold her and possibly fight (to the death) over… and in this fantasy.. erm… book, all of those dreams come true!

Scarlet is a triplet, and one of the two sisters who had been “Alpha Marked” — meaning that she is a human who will find her mate(s) in an alpha wolf. She and her sisters have known this all their lives, though one of the sisters, Whitney, was born without the mark. Oddly, she, too, received an invitation to the Gathering — a gathering of all un-mated alpha  pairs (as the wolves all rule in pairs) for all the un-mated alpha marked to show up to see if they can find each other. Scarlet and Gabby (the other marked triplet) have tried to avoid this their whole lives. But the precise minute they turn 30, they receive the invitation. It just appears on their counters in their private homes. So, of course, Scarlet tries to set hers on fire. When that doesn’t work, and she receives calls from not just one but both sisters, she resigns herself to going. If only to avoid punishment, and to find out why the hell they’re messing with Whitney’s heart — the only one of the sisters who has wanted all her life to be marked.

It’s a short book and so there’s not much I can say without ruining the whole thing, but it’s a sexy one, and semi-violent, but hey! Alpha males who challenge each other? There will be blood.

There will also be sex. Really, really sexy sex. So 5 out of 5 for this novella because it’s just hot and I love the three leading ladies!