Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas #2)

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Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.

This is the second book of the series, and I must say, I had to read book one. I mean, I was like, ” Wait, What?!” then after reading the last chapter of book one I was like, oh…

Honestly, it was confusing, because it took a while for the details to fully be absorbed by my brain. There were some lapses on my part, I had to re read the whole page just to understand what was happening. Do not worry, the story line was pretty interesting and so far more shocking, that I had to stop reading at some point.

As for the romance? I like the way it was laid out, but, there was something missing. No, i do not know what I was looking for, but I liked how things ended.

The best part? Clayton. He is the that bad** guy that I fell in love and so protective. It was such a good way to see how Abby and him after the events of book one.

I look forward in reading the 3rd book in this series.

Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #4)

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Through the Fire
by Katie Ruggle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.

If i am not mistaken, this will be the end of this particular series. And as ending goes, this was really something!

It was hard and it was funny at the same time. They have to keep secrets from Kit, at the same time be a good team mate to her. It had these moments that I want to throttle Theo and the rest of the guys…they were so..Uh!

Wes, on the other hand, is something else. I so love his bat cave…or tower? and the way he got close to the twins was also good.

All in all it was endearing and fun, and full of action! And i love it! Another good work with this series @KatieRuggle! I will be reading the other book!

Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates Shifter, Book 1)

ccm-claimedbyhercougarNew York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour of her new shifter romance release, Claimed by her Cougar, the first book in her brand new Cougar Creek Mates Series. Set in her popular Eternal Mates world, Cougar Creek Mates takes you into the deep Canadian wilderness to a secret place that’s home to a cougar shifter pride led by four sexy brothers, each guaranteed to steal your heart and set it racing! With all four books in the series releasing just weeks apart, this is going to be one hot summer.

Check out the book and be sure to enter the awesome grand giveaway happening at her website!

 

About the Book

 

Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek Mates Shifter Romance Series Book 1)

Felicity Heaton

Having lost his parents and mate in a brutal attack on his cougar shifter pride by a hunter organisation, Rath burns with a need to keep humans off his land and out of his life. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect his pride from them, but when a lone female wanders into his territory, it isn’t a burning need to drive her away he’s feeling and it isn’t his pride that needs protecting—it’s his heart.

Down on her luck, Ivy follows a lead to a spot where she hopes to photograph black bears, but what she discovers there is a mountain of a man who lacks manners and seems determined to drive her off his property—a man who stirs unbidden fire in her veins and a strange sense of home.

With a pride gathering on the verge of happening at Cougar Creek and the air charged with a mating heat, the last thing Rath needs is a human on his land, especially one as beautiful and alluring as Ivy, one who rouses a fierce need to fight for her, but he can’t convince himself to let her go… and that proves dangerous for them both.

 

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Review:

Another series from Ms. Heaton, but this is a spin off from the world of Eternal Mates.

To be truthful, I stopped reading her books. But when I saw that there will be another series, I had to read it. I have my ups and downs with the book, yet I enjoyed it.

Since I stopped reading the Eternal Mates series, I have no idea what happen to Archangel, because when I read the last book, it was doing okay. I have to go back to the said series.

Anyway, the story telling was good…but there was too much of the narration, that I was overwhelmed with the amount of thought of both characters, and the conversation was like a handful. Do not get me wrong, it works, but the phasing was too slow due to the narration. I felt that a lot more should happen, or a lot more conversation should be included. Although I understand why, but still…I miss the way she wrong the first set of Eternal Mates book. Those I truly enjoyed.

Before people start to get mad at me, let me clear it up…

As the kick of of the series, this is a good way to introduce the some new people and shifters. People have new characters to look forward to. It also, lets us see how people in Cougar Creek fares. From the start to the end, it was good. The plot thickens then the revelation, and a capture, which will lead us to the next book.

It is a good book. I just lost the feeling when I stared reading her book. It is not the fault of the author, it is more on my part looking for something. I look forward to the next book though.

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If the tip she had received turned out to be nothing, Ivy was going to kill the person who had given it to her. She rubbed her hands together, struggling to keep the chill off her numbed fingers as she made her way through the thick coniferous woods, following a faint path that she hoped would lead her down to the river she had heard almost a mile back. She paused and checked her position on her GPS.

She was getting close to the coordinates she had been given now, and not even the freezing morning temperatures, or the chilly night camping that had seen her awake more than asleep, listening tensely to every noise in the darkness, could dampen her excitement.

Black bears.

If she could get some photographs of a mother with cubs in undisturbed habitat, it would be incredible, perfect for her series on Canadian bears, an idea she had hit on last year when trying to shatter a creative wall that had left her close to giving up photography altogether.

Yasmin had talked her through it, always the voice of reason and support, convincing her not to give up just yet and to think of a project that could stir her passion again.

Ivy was glad that she had listened and had decided to try a series on bears, because some of the photos she had taken of grizzlies in the fall had restored her faith and now she had found the energy she had been missing, the enthusiasm she had always had for photography.

It wasn’t her work. It was her passion.

One she couldn’t believe she had almost given up on now that she was back in the saddle.

She carefully picked a path over the roots of the spruces and pines that towered above her, half of her focus on the world around her and half of it on the project.

If things went well with the black bears, maybe she could head over to the coast and find some spirit bears. It would be more of a challenge, but she had done her research and there was a place that was off the beaten trail, just like this one. No tourist groups to disturb her work or get in the way. Just unspoilt and untamed nature at its finest. She could picture the photographs now, just as she could see the ones she could get in her current location, and another bubble of excitement burst inside her, bringing a smile to her lips.

She could do it if her funding held.

Ivy didn’t want to think about that, not when what had happened with one of her sponsors had sent her into her creative depression in the first place.

She adjusted the straps of her backpack, one that he had bought her.

One she had wanted to ditch but getting a bag of this calibre, one that could safely store all her equipment, some clothing and food, and her camping gear, was expensive, and she had never been one to do something as frivolous as throwing away a perfectly good bag and buying a replacement.

Her budget was stretched tight enough as it was.

She was damned if she was going to risk running out of money just to spite a man who didn’t give a damn about her.

Ivy paused and listened, searching for the sound of the river through the patches of birdsong. Nothing. She pushed onwards, heaving a sigh as her feet started to ache in her boots. She must have walked a few miles already, had started out from her camping spot at first light, as soon as she had been able to walk without needing a flashlight.

It was growing lighter now.

Ahead of her, the trees thinned, and she peered through them. Golden light cast shadows, telling her there was an opening of some sort in that direction.

She quickened her pace, the thought of standing in the weak sunlight and letting it warm her driving her more than the thought the river might be there. She needed to warm up or her brain was going to freeze. She should have found her gloves in her pack this morning, and maybe a hat, something to keep the chill off so it wasn’t such a distraction, but she had been so excited by the thought of finding black bears in this pristine wilderness that she had rushed to keep moving towards the location she had been given.

An animal called in the distance and she stilled, her head whipping in all directions, pulse jacking up as she listened hard, trying to figure out where the sound had come from, and what had made it.

A deer broke cover just a few metres ahead of her and she almost shrieked as she jumped and stumbled back a step. The heel of her hiking boot caught on a root and threatened to send her down, and she staggered as she fought to maintain her balance so she didn’t land on her backside, and her pack.

The animal glanced her way, called again and bounded into the trees to her right as she grabbed the trunk of the pine to stop herself from falling and breathed hard and fast, her heart hammering as adrenaline flooded her veins, leaving her trembling.

When the sound of its footfalls disappeared, and the birds began singing again, she breathed a little easier, focused on each one she pulled down into her lungs to steady her racing heart as she sagged against the tree.

Damn, being so deep in the woods was making her jittery.

She wasn’t sure she had ever ventured so far into the wilderness before, and she hadn’t realised it would put her so on edge, afraid of every noise she heard. She had been so caught up in the fact the person she had spoken to at a bar in Golden, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, had told her he had seen a lot of bears in this valley in the past that she hadn’t really thought about how remote it was.

Or how alone she was.

Normally when she headed into the wilder places in the world, she had a guide with her.

This time, she was flying solo.

Looking for bears.

Damn, she hoped she hadn’t made a terrible mistake by trekking into the middle of nowhere and wasn’t about to meet a grisly end.

Pun intended.

Ivy looked back over her shoulder as she palmed the bear spray hanging from her belt of her brown trousers, using the feel of it to calm her nerves. If she trekked all day, she could probably make it back to her Jeep where she had parked it at the end of a logging track. It would be dark when she got there, but she could sleep in the safety of the vehicle and drive at first light.

She glanced at the forest around her, and shook her head, causing her ponytail to sway across the shoulders of her beige weatherproof jacket.

No. She had to keep going forwards, wouldn’t be able to live with herself if she didn’t do this. It would always play on her mind, tormenting her with the fact she had given up when she might have been able to get award-winning photographs of bears.

When she scanned the woods again, and spotted mist creeping through the trees below her to her right, her feet took the decision out of her hands. She marched down the slope, winding through the broad trunks of the ancient trees, and slowed as she left them behind.

The river.

It was eerily silent as it stretched before her, shallow and broad, rippling over rocks.

She stared at the dense dark green woods on the other side and the mountains that speared the azure sky beyond them, the cragged peaks still laced with snow.

The beauty of it hit her hard, had her standing still and taking it in as she swept her gaze across the scenery, to her left towards where the sun was rising, not quite visible beyond a dip in the mountains.

She wasn’t sure she had ever been anywhere that felt so tranquil.

Where she felt miles from civilisation.

It was breathtaking.

A smile crept onto her lips. The trek and the terrifying night sleeping in a flimsy tent had been worth it just to see this.

She followed the rocky bank of the river, letting it lead her now, forgetting her GPS, sure this was the spot the old man had told her about, and that she would get the photographs of bears that she wanted here, if she had a little patience.

And damn, they were going to be amazing.

She could feel it as a shiver over her skin, a sweep of prickles that stirred her excitement to a whole new level and had her looking at all the angles, seeking just the right one to make a composition that would blow the world away.

She found it as she rounded a bend in the river and the trees hugging the bank eased away from it, allowing the scenery to open up.

It was perfect.

Incredible.

The shallow river rippled over rocks, flowing swiftly around the bend, and trees enclosed it on both sides. The mountains embraced those trees, rising high into the sky. Yes, this was the place. She was going to get the shots she wanted here, she was sure of it.

As the sun broke the horizon above the mountains, and mist swirled across the river, she reached for her camera. She had to photograph it. It was too beautiful to let it slip through her grasp. She pulled her backpack off, set it down on the bank near the trees and unzipped it, taking out her camera. She fixed a wide-angle lens on it, one that would give her enough field of view to really capture the beauty of the valley but could zoom to give her a close up if a bear appeared, and positioned herself.

Ivy snapped a picture and looked down at the screen of her Nikon, smiled at the shot, adjusted her settings, and lifted her camera to take another. As she swept it across the scenery, looking for the best composition, she imagined a black bear emerging from the haze and how perfect it would be. It was a magical scene as the sun rose and mist hung just above the rippling water, and it would only be made even more magical by a bear.

She took a handful of photographs, the changing light as the sun rose leading her to take another and then another, documenting the splendour of the scene as it subtly shifted.

She had never seen anything so beautiful.

So breathtaking.

She swung her camera left, towards the side of the river she was on, wanting to capture a shot of it with the glacier in the distance and the sun rising above it.

A shape loomed in the mist, disturbing it, and her heart lodged in her throat, a thrill chasing through her as she pressed down on the shutter release, sure it was a bear.

But as the mist parted, it wasn’t a bear that emerged.

It was a man.

A mountain of one.

He moved towards her with a predator’s gait, prowling through the mist that tried to cling to his long powerful jeans-clad legs and the cuffs of his worn dark green fleece, the sun rising behind him casting golden highlights in his thick dark hair. His square jaw, shadowed by stubble, tensed and his stony grey eyes darkened as they narrowed on her.

It took Ivy a moment to realise he was talking to her.

“You’re trespassing.” His gravelly deep voice rolled over her, a growl that suited his appearance.

He looked more dangerous than the wild animals in these parts.

 

Purchase Links

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Books in the Series

Book 1: Claimed by her Cougar

Book 2: Captured by her Cougar (coming 18th August 2018)

Book 3: Courted by her Cougar (coming 8th September 2018)

Book 4: Craved by her Cougar (coming 29th September 2018)

 

About Felicity

 

felicityheatonFelicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

WEBSITE | BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM

 

 

The Warrior of Clan Kincaid (Highland Warrior, #3)

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I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review. 

This is the last book of the series, and honestly…i never imagined that Cull would have that kind of life.

There was no motive, but, with Cull, he did what was asked of him. He lost his memory as a young boy, and being in his shoes, he did what he had to do to survive. He fought, and became the best in the field.

However, I hated the man behind this demeanor, the reasons for Kincaid to fall. It was such a petty thing, but his action cause a whole clan to be destroyed, and for the three brothers to become what they were.

Derryth, on the other had, was something that I was not expecting to be a heroine in a book. Yes, i know, but still, her personality compliments Culls ways.

I love the book, but I was expecting something… grand, then again, the ending, and how Cull was introduce to his rightful family was the best part.

As the series end, I had to go back to the review i had on book one. Incidentally, i found this:

“I would not be surprise when if one of the three brothers would have a amnesia or some drastically life altering even. The end book one opens possibilities that came about to book two. And I am excited to read it too. “

It would seem that my prediction was right. Either way, I enjoyed reading the series. I would love to read it again, if i can find some spare time to do so.

Dark Alpha’s Hunger (Reaper, #6)

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I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.

This is like the best book of the series. Still waiting for Cael book, but I somehow understand why Ms. Grant did that. After all, the war has barely begun. For those who have yet to read the series, I recommend to read it along side the Dark Kings. There are times that you can have the glimpse of the things that bothers you, but at the same time adds more questions than answers.

There are no words on how much I love this book. I cried when I found out who.the Reaper was. Maybe you will too.

Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom, #6)

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I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review. 

The thing that I like about this book, is how Mack started the healing process..or rather how he ended what the twins have started…

Ella, has this independent thing going on, that it made her doubt any man or person who does something good to her with their motives. However, everyone needs someone to lean on to. Her personality is something that I really like, there are no frills with her.

Mack on the other hand? The two of them have something in common, but they click. And it was a so beautiful to watch them fall for each other.

With every pain the people we love gave us, there is always a lasting scar that not all can see. Physical pain can be mended, but the ones that we cannot see are the hardest to heal. They say times heals all wounds, but in reality, not matter how much time pass, if you cannot over come the pain, the hurt, the betrayal, and the suffering, you can never heal. It takes more than time to be whole again.

Looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

New Release: Bullied by the Alpha

Book 9 …be sure to add to your TBR list! I know i would add this to mine!

Author Sam Crescent

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Abused and expelled from her pack for being fat, Cassie has to find a new alpha, one that is willing to take her with her flaws. She has heard of Abel, an alpha with a bad temper, who was expelled from his original pack and created his own in some mysterious way. She can only hope he will accept her.

Every person Abel takes into his pack has some flaw that has been rejected by others, but he doesn’t see flaws, just beauty. When he first sees Cassie, he knows he wants her. He senses the darkness and the strength inside her, and he has no choice but to use every single means possible to make her crack, so that she can use the strength that now terrifies her. Only by pushing her is he able to get under her skin and unleash the power…

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Sex, Wolves and Rock & Roll by Mina Carter

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Sex, Wolves and Rock & Roll by Mina Carter

 

Rockstar. Sex God. Werewolf.

Trent Savage has it all… apart from the one thing he really wants. His mate. The trouble is, the man Sav wants, the one who smells like home to him is none other than his band-mate, Karlan Rixx. The epitome of the playboy rocker, he’s sexy and gorgeous with the feral edge of a werewolf that gets Sav’s motor running every single time.

And he’s straight, a new woman in his bed every night. And it’s tearing Sav apart.

Unable to bear it anymore, he leaves the band, even though music is the one thing that keeps him sane. But anything’s better than seeing the man he loves — his mate — and not being able to touch. Ever. He’s loved Karlan since they were young. Now he must face forever without him…

Lyric hound. Pretend womaniser. Defective wolf.

K loves being a Lyric Hound. The only time he truly feels alive is on stage, a guitar in his hand and the beat of Sav’s drums flowing through his veins. He may be a womanizer, but it’s the other wolf who makes his heart pound and his body ache. He knows Sav has a thing for men, pretty boys usually, nothing like K…

But before K can decided enough’s enough and admit how he feels, Sav leaves. The band, their world… him… When nothing and no one seems to be able to track him down, K has to resort to extreme measures to forget the unforgettable. To forget Trent Savage.

But fate might have other ideas. Throw in a dating service and a log cabin, and these two stubborn wolves might just have a chance at their happily ever after…

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New Release: Greed (Trojans MC)

The newest book that I will read… these two have been dancing since book 8. How will their story goes? Let us find out!

Author Sam Crescent

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All it takes is one night to change everything.

Pie and Lindsey have an unconventional friendship—and they have an agreement to help each other find a partner. But Pie’s not interested in finding anyone, and he certainly doesn’t want to see Lindsey with another man. Then one night, when Lindsey is trying to broaden his horizons, the dynamic of their friendship shifts, and there’s no turning back, even though Lindsey is afraid to face the changes. 

When Pie goes to Lindsey to face the issue, he finds her being viciously attacked by her boss, and Pie snaps. Killing her boss is the only solution, but now he has a dead body on his hands. Now Lindsey has to be strong so no one finds out the truth of what Pie did. She’ll protect him and the Trojans MC with her life.

With nowhere to hide anymore, Lindsey…

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DRAKON UNCHAINED by N.J. Walters

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DRAKON UNCHAINED by N.J. Walters

Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.

Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.

As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40801897-drakon-unchained

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About N.J. Walters:

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.

One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel and life would never be the same.

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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