Daniel’s Mate (Pack Mates Book 6)

Daniel's Mate (Pack Mates Book 6) By Lynn Tyler

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: Paranormal                  Pages: 216

Overview:

Some secrets aren’t meant to be kept. Big, bad wolf shifter, Daniel Carter has been on the run for years. Finally settling down near the Smooth Rock Falls werewolf pack as a lone wolf, he feels he may actually have a chance at protecting the secret he’s been carrying with him. Trevor Armstrong is still recovering from half a year of horror. The last thing he wants is to be under the influence of another alpha. So when Daniel offers Trevor the chance to recover without giving an oath to the resident alpha, he jumps at it. But secrets are not always meant to be kept and one false move can ruin them all.

ARC Reviewed by Tammy:

This is book 6 in the series. I am reading it as a standalone but I recommend reading them in order so you know what is going on better.

Dan is trying to protect the most important thing in his life when he takes to ultimate sacrifice to help Trevor he shares his secret with him. Will they be able to keep protecting it or will something bad happen?

Trevor is trying to deal with PTSD and Dan can help him if he lets him. Will he?

Dan is trying to find out if there race is in danger and helping Trevor with his issues. They have an honest talk and realize they are attracted to each other but will they act on it?

Oh my gosh! The information that Dan found could destroy their way of life and put his family in danger. What is the werewolf council going to do? Will they be able to stop it? Will things get out of hand?

They were able to finally become a real family. They were able to help his comrades. They were able to join the pack. Will life be easy for them? We will have to wait for book 7 but Lynn did a very good job and I for one loved the book. I just wish I had read the rest of the series first but I was very happy with the book and was able to see what was going on.

The Alpha’s Curvy Mate (Paranormal BBW Shape Shifter Romance) (Packed: Ascension Book 1)

The Alpha's Curvy Mate (Paranormal BBW Shape Shifter Romance) by Alex Anders by Alex Anders

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre:             paranormal                  Pages: 109

Overview:

Salome Bach’s fate was sealed by an alluring scent coming from across the river. The young and curvy preacher’s daughter wasn’t supposed to fall for the scrumptious Rex, who lived in the reclusive community on the other side of the water. Yet after smelling him, and then seeing him, she knew that nothing would keep them apart.

But Rex has a secret. He’s a werewolf who has just three days to find a mate. He’s also the son of the pack’s tyrannical Alpha who will stop at NOTHING to see him mated to a shifter rather than the very human Salome.

Since the pack’s rituals are forbidden to outsiders, Salome may have to choose between the love of her life and life itself. Will she be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for one man, no matter how good he smells? Salome will have to decide fast.

‘THE ALPHA’S CURVY MATE’ is the latest release within the PACKED canon from international bestselling author Alex Anders and is a new adult shifter romance featuring an innocent young woman and the wolf who captures her heart.

Reviewed by Tammy:

Rex and Salome have some of the same issues they both want to escape their family and community. They are both trying to find ways to deal with the situations.

They meet up and have an immediate attraction to each other that they are fighting.

He is fighting his mother for what he believes. While she is trying to accept what her step father is trying to do. There is a family situation that Rex helps her out of and because of that there is fall out that neither of them saw coming.

What will happen? We will have to wait and see in part 2. Alex left us sitting on the edge of our seat with his ending.

Southern Gothic

Southern Gothic by Anna Morris

# OF STARS  3/5                    Genre:             bdsm                Pages: 250

Overview:

Emma Forrester is an attractive divorcee who has recently escaped a loveless marriage. Embarking on a new life with vibrant friends, she is introduced to Ethan, a quiet and mysterious artist from the Deep South who is visiting the country to exhibit his work. Still fresh from the breakdown of her past relationship, Emma is initially reluctant to embark upon a relationship with Ethan, but the two are drawn together, only for her to discover that he harbours a sexually dominant dark side. Given that she is completely inexperienced as a submissive, Ethan agrees to teach her, and introduces her to desires she never knew existed. The novel continues through a series of intimate encounters which test the levels of Emma’s endurance and cause her to question the essence of her own sexuality. As her relationship with Ethan grows more physically intense, her boundaries are pushed so far that she Emma is faced with an almost impossible decision; should she give Ethan up and return to the life she knew, or allow him to draw her completely into his world?

 

Reviewed by Tammy

The book for me is on the slow side I had a hard time getting into the book.

We follow Emma as she meets a guy she likes but because of how her last relationship ended she has issues with self image and doubts about everything. She likes the guy but has been warned off of him by her friend and him. She learns he is a dominate and she not sure if she is ready for that.

She agrees to do it. But she wasn’t prepared for it at all. He didn’t give her enough information and I see this as a hard way to introduce someone to this life style. He makes her work past it but I do see how he dose listen to her even when she doesn’t use the safe word.

He fisted her and belittled her. She dealt but felt insecure. He took her from behind even though she was scared she worked past it. But when it was over she ran. Was it too much and will she want more?

She doesn’t follow all his orders what will her next punishment be and can she take it and still be with him?

Wow these two have some issues to work out if they are going to be together.

Now we are doing bloodletting he has no specific style he all over. I fell he is out of control he is not preparing her for anything and some of the things he does to her are degrading if you are not prepared correctly.

Wow just as she is dealing with one issue her ex-husband has to make an appearance will this make things easier or harder on her? Will it influence her decision?

After she makes her life altering decision she has an intense session and feels at home. My only complaint is that she ends it with us wondering what will happen next in their lives.

To Love (Vampire Assassin League #21)

To Love (Vampire Assassin League, #21) by Jackie Ivie

# OF STARS  5/5                    Genre: paranormal                              Pages: 83

Overview:

THE MYSTIC

Marla Sanders lives an alternate lifestyle. She’s a believer. Astrology mainly. The occult. The spiritual. Paranormal. The world’s soul. The powers that bring fantasy to life. It shouldn’t be a far stretch to believe in vampires. It really shouldn’t. Especially when the one that appears is young. Very handsome. Extremely fit. And claiming her.

HIGHLAND HUNK

Cullen MacCorrick was born to war. Fighting for an independent Scotland got him an execution sentence. Vampirism set him free. Centuries of afterlife haven’t altered him much. He’s got a perfect bachelor life. No plans. No encumbrances. No complications. A seer warned him before his capture to stay away from Stonehenge. And he did. Until…

FALL EQUINOX

Marla’s on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. It includes the inner circle at Stonehenge. On the eve of the Fall Equinox. The monolith is lit with sunset hues. The atmosphere is electric. Her horoscope foretold of a date with destiny. A new beginning. Another chance. Oddly…there wasn’t a word in there about Cullen…

Reviewed by Tammy:

Cullen is on the hunt for his target that is good at changing his appearance. He runs into a few issues along the way.

Marla is visiting Stonehenge after her breakup. This was supposed to be their next vacation together but her broke up with her and she decided to still go on the trip. She realizes this is a good way to make a clean break and be ready for the next chapter.

Cullen finds his mate but is it too late? Will she accept him for who he is? Will she believe him or think he is lying?

Nigel finds the one who is to be his mate but will he get her? Will he hurt his family to get her? Will he walk away and not know love?????

Healed by the Dragon: Part One (Stonefire Dragons #10)

Healed by the Dragon: Part One (Stonefire Dragons #10)  by Jessie Donovan

RELEASE DATE: 3/19

# OF STARS 5 /5                   Genre: paranormal                             Pages: 62

Overview:

PART ONE
Arabella MacLeod was tortured by dragon hunters a decade ago. Ever since, her clan coddled and tip-toed around her, most especially her older brother. Desperate for a chance at freedom, she volunteers to foster with the Scottish dragon-shifter clan. She’s determined to stay clear of the charming Scottish leader, but not only does he keep crossing her path, her dragon is drawn to him.

Finlay Stewart hasn’t been able to forget the scarred dragonwoman he met at Stonefire six months ago. When the same female agrees to be fostered with his clan, Finn pursues her. Balancing his clan duties with his need to see Arabella isn’t easy, especially with the existing rift in the clan, but he’s determined to try. Arabella’s inner strength draws him like no other female before.

Will Arabella trust Finn with her past? Or, will the rift in his clan tear them apart?

ARC Reviewed by Tammy:

This book is seven chapters long. It is also book 10 in the Stonefire Dragons series I recommend that you read the others before reading this book or you will be confused.

We pick up where book 9 Revealing The Dragons with Arabella going to Lochguard.

Finn makes Arabella tell him what happened the night her and her mother where attacked. She reveals part of what happened but not all.

She meets Finns aunt and cousins and realizes she walks into a ZOO. She learns some interesting things about Finn and realizes he might be one of the few who can relate to what happened to her and help her deal.

JESSIE the way you end this book is so MEAN…. Come on really you are going to tease us like that and make us wait till April to see what is next meany.

Home (Running With Alphas Book 7)

Home (Running With Alphas Book 7)

 by Viola Rivard

# OF STARS  5/5                   Genre: paranormal                             Pages: 55

Overview:

Cain arrives as the situation with Whiteriver comes to a climax. But when the dust settles, what will become of Snow?

While Taylor and Hale are developing an intense sexual chemistry, it’s difficult for her to overlook the fact that he seems disinterested in her pregnancy.

This is an ongoing story. It is not a standalone. 
It is intended for readers 18+ and comfortable with ménage romance & profanity.
All entries are free with Kindle Unlimited.

ARC Reviewed by Tammy

With the situation finally settled they try to move on and prepared for birth of her pups. She gets to know her step daughter Snow and when she finds out what the girl really wants she hatches a plan.

Will the plan work out as she hope? Will Snow get to grow up human? Will her life ever be the same again?

So many things are changing for Taylor as the birth of the babies approaches will things finally settle or will they become more complicated? Will Hale settle down or will he make things harder on her?

The answers to some of these are answered in this book the others will probably not be answered till book 8. Come on Viola we need you to write the next part you left us with so many questions.

ARC Reviewed by Lilly

Wow is all I can say. Okay that’s not all. Snow is back home and is getting to know her father and her step-mother. But will she be leaving just as quickly? As Taylor is settling in awaiting her pups to come, her relationship with Hale seems to have a lot of tension in it, will it get better?  Great story, with a lot of unanswered questions can not wait to see what is going to happen next.

Isabel and The Wolf: Paranormal Werewolf and Shape Shifter Romance (Part 4)

Isabel and The Wolf: Paranormal Werewolf and Shape Shifter Romance (Part 4) by Ariana Hawkes        Release date: 3/17

# OF STARS  5/5                   Genre: paranormal                 Pages: 75

Overview:

Horrified by the revelation of Peter’s true nature, Isabel pushes him, and everything to do with him, as far out of her mind as possible. Instead, she looks for comfort in the arms of Jed – the handsome, stable guy her mother would approve of. But it’s not long before she discovers that Jed is not all he seems either, and suddenly, the secrets of Silver City are brought to shaggy-haired life.

As news of the town’s unusual wolves begins to spread, and outsiders intrude on the small community, a shocking incident throws Peter and Jed together in a way Isabel couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes it takes adversity to reveal your true feelings, and Isabel finally knows what she needs to do to resolve the conflict between her head and her heart.

Reviewed by Tammy:

This book is seven chapters long.

She see’s Peter true nature and having issues with it. She runs to see her best friend for comfort and reassurance that she hasn’t lost her mind. She comes back and has a very romantic date with Jeb and the night ends with her having hope till she gets home and becomes despondent thinking of Peter.

She has a second date with Jeb but this one ends with more question then answers and to many similarities to Peter for her to ignore. She begs Jeb to be honest with her because she has an idea of what he is but he refuses to answer her.

She seeks out the three people she trust to answer her questions. One gives her the hard truth but she has a hard time accepting it as fact. So she goes to the couple she trust most and she answers all her questions without sugar coating it and leaves her feeling better.

She goes and confronts Peter and they come to an understanding. Something happens to Jeb and it makes her realize her true feelings for both men but can she have her heart’s desire?

To answer that you will have to read the book hehe. My only complaint is to Ariana that is not a nice way to end the book I WANT MORE!!!!!!!

Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf alpha male erotic romance): Part Three

  Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf alpha male erotic romance): Part Three by Ariana Hawkes

# OF STARS  5/5                   Genre: paranormal                             Pages: 74

Overview:

Stunned by what she’s just seen at Peter’s house, Isabel flees to the forest. In her shock and confusion, she veers off the main track and can’t find her way back. The possibility of spending a night lost and alone in the Gila wilderness suddenly becomes very real.

Just as her panic reaches its peak, Jed, the sexy sheriff comes to her rescue for the second time. Isabel can’t help but be tempted by Jed’s easy-going charms, but it’s not long before Peter’s onto his scent, and the consequences prove explosive.

There’s no way that Peter’s going to get away without some explanation for his recent behavior, and being pushed into a corner somehow brings out his softer side. It seems like, maybe, just maybe, Peter could be boyfriend material, but the full moon is near, and disaster is following close behind.

Isabel and The Wolf: Part Three is a 26,500 word novella and the third episode in the new werewolf erotic romance serial by Ariana Hawkes. It contains cliffhangers. It also contains strong sexual themes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Reviewed by Tammy

This book is six chapters long.

She finds Josie at Peter’s house and instead of asking what the hell is going on. She is letting her mind jump to all sorts of conclusions that only seem to make her more and more upset. Well duh that is what happens when you jump to conclusions without all the facts are we sure she isn’t a dumb blonde gosh. 🙂

Her friend Kara finally makes it down for a visit and they have some parting planned. They meet a couple of guys in town and she runs in to Jeb. What could possible go wrong here hmmm?

Peter and Jeb have issues with each other will we learn what those are?

Peter shows up and asks her out on a real date not their regular hook ups but a real dinner and a movie about time. It took him long enough to do that hopefully this is the start of something good.

He leaves out of town and when he gets back they pick up where they left off. But she wants to make love to him facing each other what could go wrong?

We will have to wait for part four to answer that question but boy as we move along in this series it keeps getting better.

I am loving it thank you Ariana. 🙂 ❤

Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf erotic romance): Part Two

Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf erotic romance): Part Two by Ariana Hawkes

# OF STARS  4.5/5                Genre: paranormal                             Pages: 70

Overview:

Isabel’s first encounter with Peter has left her crazy with desire – as well as frustration.

A second meeting promises the completion she so badly needs. Before this can happen though, her submissive desires are put to the test.

Signing her autonomy away to a man who makes her feel like a hunted rabbit could be the stupidest thing she’s ever done. But the reward is a glimpse into Peter’s wild life, deep in the New Mexican wilderness – and the most intense passion of her life.

Just as Isabel’s heart begins to open to the fascinatingly free-spirited man, he slips out of her grasp, reminding her that he’s as enigmatic as ever.

Isabel and The Wolf: Part Two is a 25,000 word novella and the second episode in the new werewolf erotic romance serial by Ariana Hawkes. It contains cliffhangers. It also contains strong sexual themes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Reviewed by Tammy

This book is only six chapters.

We come back to Bella and her still trying to deal with the fact that Peter didn’t want to have sex with her but was willing go down on her. She had the best orgasm of her life but she is still feeling like she is lacking.

After she drives herself nuts with her doubts and many unanswered questions she final hears back from Peter and meet up again. The go out a few times and they final have a date where he feeds her.

She still hasn’t made a connection to him always wanting to bite her neck. She is constantly thinking of him. She doesn’t here from him and is getting worried so she drives to his house.

OKAY that is soooooo wrong to do but I get why she does it but come on Ariana you are going to let the book end like that NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Grrrr now I HAVE TO READ 3 so I can see what the heck happened… Ariana that is so teasing us right when it is getting good to.

Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf alpha male erotic romance): Part One

Isabel and The Wolf (Werewolf alpha male erotic romance): Part One by Ariana Hawkes

# OF STARS  4/5                  Genre: paranormal                  Pages:  45

Overview:
She’s looking for a dominant man. He’s looking for a mate. Can they find what they need in each other?

Isabel Alexander has no idea that werewolves exist. Until now, this hadn’t been an issue, but she’s just moved to the only region in the southern states where wolves still roam free. And where there are wolves, there are werewolves.

Her quest for a dominant man gets the attention of one such specimen – the sexy, mysterious Peter. However, his wolf is so close to the surface that he can barely keep it hidden from a human female. After a storm ruins their first date plans, Isabel is confronted by a man as unsettling as he is captivating.

At the same time, she can’t shake her attraction for the good-looking stranger. While sense tells her it might be dangerous, stronger emotions lead her to his house, where, for the first time, she learns what alpha really means.

Isabel and The Wolf: Part One is a 16,000 word novella and the first episode in the new werewolf erotic romance serial by Ariana Hawkes. It contains strong sexual themes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Reviewed by Tammy:

This book is only three chapters long it is a short read.

We are introduced to Isabel and The Wolf. They meet on a online dating site of D/s. She goes to meet him the first time and runs late and is accosted buy a guy in the bar. But she finds out it was her date that had just left.

She is having reservations about this but decides to give it another try. She meets up with him again thinking it will be a hook up but it doesn’t go as planned.

What will happen next?

The Ariana left me with questions and slightly bewildered. I am off to read book 2 to see if my questions will be answered.