Dragon Fire and Phoenix Ash (Dragon’s Council)

38209454by J. Thompson , Mina Carter

Alone. Caged. Her only freedom will be in death…

Captured as a chick, Sula can barely remember life outside her cage. Her tears, feathers and blood have been stolen until she’s a pale shadow of the Phoenix she’s meant to be. She prays for the sweet release of death, expecting it when her owner’s warehouse is attacked.

What she doesn’t expect is the big male with the midnight eyes who rescues her, taking her home thinking she’s a pet bird, or her reaction to his gentle touch and the scent of his dragon. After so many years, can she trust another… and reveal the truth about herself in the process?

A dragon on a mission, he’ll stop at nothing to destroy the slavers plaguing shifter society…

And they don’t come more in need than the little bird Damian discovers huddled in a box on his latest mission. A black dragon, he’s responsible for the protection of dragonkind and by extension, all shifters, and he hates those who trade in paranormal artefacts with a passion.

He’s never taken any of them home, but the wide, golden eyes of the little bird hit him on a soul-deep level. The need to care for her and nurse her back to health overwhelm both him and his dragon, a need he doesn’t understand until he finds a naked woman in his kitchen. A naked woman with very familiar golden eyes…

But Sula’s masters haven’t given up on the profit she’ll bring them and they track her down to Damian’s apartment. When they take her, can he get to her in time, or will he lose his fated mate before they have a chance at their happily ever after?

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The Blurb- (1)
~This voluntary take is of a copy sent from the author, because I am part of her ARC Team, and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair. ~

This is a very sweet book.

The way the people in the book responded to each of the situation was so sweet and after the way Sula suffered, it made up of all the pain she got.

I am actually lost for words on how to express how I like this book. The only reason for not having a 5 star is because, I wanted to read more about the couple. Just like the White Queen and Sawyer.

The way the his Dragon and his unhealthy obsession with a Faberge egg was something else, so is the love for anything sweet. It was such a nice touch that a man with such a physique would have one heck of a sweet tooth.

Mina Carter has a magical way when it comes to writing these quick reads stories. It to the point and satisfying. There is a certain anticipation on who will be featured on her next book and in what series it would fall into. I look forward to reading more of her books.

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A Devil in Scotland (No Ordinary Hero, #3)

34964857by Suzanne Enoch

806, Scotland: Wild, reckless Callum MacCreath is in no hurry to become someone’s husband. But when his responsible, steady older brother Ian announces his engagement to their childhood friend Rebecca, Callum makes a startling discovery: he wants the lovely young lass for himself. But it’s too late, and when Ian banishes him for his duplicity, he’s only too happy to leave Scotland forever…

…is delicious and dangerous.

1816: Marrying Ian was the practical, logical thing for Becca to do. But once Callum sailed away to America, she missed his rakish charm and lust for life. Now, ten years later, Becca is a widow when a much-changed Callum returns to his Scottish homeland. Will he remember their spirited, fiery connection, or does he blame her for his brother’s unexpected death? This time neither of them can deny their scorching attraction, but will their hearts be burned in the blazing heat of scandal?

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It took me a while to read this book, but I am done.

I enjoyed reading this book. It had this revenge thing going on, but Callum had a 360 turn when he got back. It for you to find out why he changed.

Callum’s transition from one emotion to another was a revelation itself on how much he had changed. It like saying, the greatest pain that you will either change you, or kill you. In this case, it did a good thing to him.

Suzanne Enoch, writing is something that you really have to appreciate. Her style is something that I was not expecting, but I truly enjoy each pages that I read. It might take me time to finish each the books, but the feeling it evoke at the end of every story she writes has a lasting effect.

Good job, and looking forward to the next book that you will write.

Heat (Dark Kings, #12)

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by Donna Grant

Nikolai is a dragon shapeshifter who knows well the meaning of loss. Orphaned and raised to be a Dragon King, he never accepts defeat. Now, Nikolai prefers his solitude . . .until a beautiful, irresistible woman calls upon him for help—and Nikola’s whole word goes up in flames.

Ever since MI5 agent Esther woke to discover her mind taken over with magic, she feels like stranger to herself. She looks to a notorious dragon, one who has the power to help her find her memory. But as she and Nikolai come closer to discovering what really happened to her, a dangerous passion ignites between them. Can this lone Dragon King help the woman he’s grown to love to uncover the truth about her past—or will a deep and fiery danger tear them both apart?

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The Blurb- (1)
This will be a very short review. The book itself will speak of it…

It was one heck of a ride and I want to read the next book!!!

For those, it will leave you gasping due to the number of revelations each chapter would bring. From the start to the end. It will bring you tears and joy.

Each book from the series, slowly bring to the conclusion to the series …or will it? Book 13 will answer but, you have to read the Reapers part of the story. So…watch out and brace yourself to the number of things that is slowly unraveling.

 

When the Stars Come Out (Cottonbloom #5)

34964920by Laura Trentham (Goodreads Author)

Cottonbloom. A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past—and find reason to stay forever. . .

Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom. She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers’ garage. . .and a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known. The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself. With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa’s heart melt. But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far more powerful than Willa could have ever imagined. . .

Jackson’s most meaningful relationship has always been with his car—and he’s not afraid to admit it. Still, he can’t help but become emotionally entangled with his new star mechanic Willa, who is definitely hiding some dark secrets of her own beneath the hood. Jackson desperately wants Willa to trust him, and to seek protection in his arms. But even as the two slowly surrender to their shared attraction, the danger lurking in Willa’s past remains a stubborn obstacle. Can she open up enough to give them both a chance at having real and lasting love?

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The Blurb- (1)

 

There is a reason why I do not like reading Contemporary Romance.

This was the 5th book of the series, and I thought I had to read the rest of the series to understand it, but it had it own tear jerking story.

The book is about running away and confronting your past. Each turn of the page, gave us a glimpse of how Willa had live, and her reasons for running away.

Sadly, this is the truth in today’s youth. They tend to run away, than facing the consequence of their actions. Sometimes, when people face their problems head on, they are greeted by criticism by the people around them. They will look at how you live your life, rather than doing something about theirs. At some point, when you confront them of the truth, they are blinded, hence, they will not listen.

I like how this book was written. How each events lead to the beautiful ending that was presented. Things like this may not happen in real life, but the fact that we can read about it gives us a chance to look forward to.

I would like to read what will happen to Mack.

~This was given to me for an honest review by the publisher via NetGalley.

Thanks Fur Last Night (Fur #1)

34964956by Eve Langlais (Goodreads Author)Milly Taiden (Goodreads Author)Kate Baxter (Goodreads Author)
Enter a world of smoldering shifters in this scintillating anthology headlined by New York Times bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden with brand-new, never published novellas! 

Bearing His Sin
Cole should have killed Anja the moment he realized she was his mate. Instead, he let her live and now they’re on the hunt, chasing the morons who think they can force her to marry another man. Like hell. And while this shapeshifting bear might have his share of sins, he’s not going to let little things like murder and mayhem prevent him from having the woman meant to be the keeper of his heart.

Bought by the Bear
Josilyn Martinez just needed the money to help raise her nephew. That’s it. There’s no other reason she would take a job posing as a shifter’s mate so he can assure his grandmother he’s settled down. There’s no reason to stay at his place so they learn “more about each other.” And there’s definitely no good reason she should get involved with the hard, hot, and handsome shifter that’s hired her.
Xander just needs a fake mate for a week to get his grandmother off his back. But what’s a bear shifter to do when the impostor mate he hired turns out to be his actual mate? All sweet, luscious curves and a heart of gold, Xander’s not going to let his mate get away. Now all he has to do is show her that they belong together, one kiss and touch at a time…

The Alpha and I
Devon Kincaid is happy with her new life in Lowman, Idaho. Her little bar on the outskirts of the tiny, isolated town is doing well, and she’s not even interested in finding a man. But when she finds a bleeding man—a hot, hard, handsome, naked bleeding man—in the snow one night, Devon brings him home to care for him. He’s definitely not like any man she’s ever met before, but what she doesn’t realize is that he’s not just a man…
Liam Murphy isn’t simply a werewolf. He’s the Alpha. In a heated battle with a deadly bear shifter, he’s moved his pack to the Sawtooth Wilderness in order to draw danger from them. He was hoping to escape his problems—but the last thing he expects to find in the isolated Idaho wilderness was his mate. Fragile and unfamiliar with the violent supernatural world, the only way he can protect Devon is to make her what he is: a werewolf. He only hopes that in the process convincing her to enter fully into his world, that he doesn’t drive away the one woman he can’t live without.

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The Blurb- (1)
This is another anthology from a set of lovely sets of authors.

Bearing His Sin by Eve Langlais

~Is a bit confusing, fast phased and funny. The narration was confusing, with the way the characters were ,throwing line with abandon. It was a bit hard to keep track of the conversation. But if you analyze everything, it really amusing to read the way they interact with each other.

Bought by the Bear by Milly Taiden

~is your normal woes of a parent…well an aunt that has to raise her nephew, that is being hindered by the nephew’s grandmother. This is actually a good story, what are the chances that you will meet your actual mate? And I love how this turned out to be.

The Alpha and I by Kate Baxter

~Somewhat is a bit different in the terms of this anthology. For one, this has the most actions, and the second, Liam is a werewolf, not a bear. Yeah, he is being chased by a bear, but heck! It’s a good addition to the series.

~~~In retrospect the three stories are nice. I know, I know….nice is not a good word. You need to remember, in every new series, the 1st book would carry the expectation of the readers. Hence, I am not going to judge this book in a bad way because I like reading it. In spite of the ups and downs of it, it will all come down if you enjoyed reading it, which is I did.

Another series to look forward to! Keep it coming!

Drakon’s Past (Blood of the Drakon, #4)

Drakon’s Past
N.J. Walters
(Blood of the Drakon #4)
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: January 29th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.

Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.

The Blood of the Drakon series is best enjoyed in order

Reading Order:

Book #1: Drakon’s Promise

Book #2: Drakon’s Prey

Book #3: Drakon’s Plunder

Book #4: Drakon’s Past

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The Review:

This is the 4th book of the series. From the mountains, to the sea, to the a hidden lair at the depths of the earth. Each brother has their own terrain. This time, we are going to the dessert.

How should I put it?

All of her books are action packed. Each page is full of unexpected twist and turns that will make you long for more. The ability of each of the women in their lives compliments to their respective mates.

This book, made me cry in more ways than one. I have read this book like, three weeks ago, but the impact of it, I can still feel it as I write this review, 01/26/2018. The raw emotion that Nic felt will make you cry. ~or not it depends on your emotional state.

Over all, this book opens up old wound and how the mysterious group of people who help drakons came about. Although, I would love to read more about them.

I would love to read more about this series! More power!

EXCERPT:

Constance blinked. She heard Abigail scream and some of the men yell. Nic had to be about fifteen feet long, and that wasn’t including his long, powerful tail, which was tucked around him.

He rose on his back legs and released his wings. The spread had to be at least double the size of his body.

Nic was a dragon.

She shook her head. Impossible.

Nic. Was. A. Dragon.

She’d had sex with a dragon. She was in love with a bloody dragon. How was this even possible? Then she remembered what Nic had told her about Dent and how the group he belonged to wanted to capture him and drink his blood. She couldn’t let that happen.

But it was too late. Dent fired at her again, and Nic pounced, coming down over her. She feared he might crush her with his gigantic body, but instead, he crouched above her like some big watchdog, shielding her from any further bullets.

The moment he was inside the circle, something changed. He roared as though he was in pain. She scrambled out from beneath him. “Nic? Nic, what’s wrong?” Stupid question all things considered, but this was something different, something he hadn’t been expecting.

These statues were dangerous to him.

He turned his big head toward her and opened his mouth. God, those were big teeth. All the better to eat her with. Yeah, not a pleasant thought. In this form, she’d barely be a snack.

“Run.” The word was guttural, as though it had been pulled from him.

He’d known. He’d known she’d planned to betray him, and still he was trying to save her. If she hadn’t already loved him, she would have fallen in that moment. Man or beast, it didn’t matter. He’d known. He’d known she’d planned to betray him, and still he was trying to save her. If she hadn’t already loved him, she would have fallen in that moment. Man or beast, it didn’t matter.

 

Author Bio:

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 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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SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT (Alphaville, #0.5)

The Blurb-

Something to Howl About coverWELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.

Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.

Wolf Shifter.

Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don’t quite fit in in the “normal” shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home…if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it’s not much of a favor when you’re helping the hottest shifter in town…

Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven’t had a child born in over a hundred years…and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn’t count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn’t about to let her go…

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The Blurb- (1)

This is a very good way to start a series. It might not have the names of the other people of the town, but I was really glad to read the names of the other characters from her “Others” series.

There is not much to say, but I am happy that I get to read another one of her books.

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The Blurb- (4)

CHRISTINE WARREN is the bestselling author of The Others series, including Wolf at the Door, Big Bad Wolf, Born to Be Wild, Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here, and Black Magic Woman. Born and raised in coastal New England, she now lives as a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. (She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her phobia of being landlocked). When not writing, she enjoys horseback riding, playing with her pets, identifying dogs from photos of their underbellies, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

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