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Review: Magic Steals (Kate Daniels #6.5) by Ilona Andrews

Magic Steals: A Novella in the World of Kate Daniels - Ilona Andrews

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 Magic Steals 

 Kate Daniels #6.  
 Ilona Andrews  
 Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella  
 August 16th 2016  


Ilona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts—once again pulls readers into the dark and dangerous world of the Kate Daniels novels...


Shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau may be a powerful healer and magic user, but she’s far from what might be called “normal”. She dislikes the violence and bloodshed that are a way of life for most of her kind, even going so far as to become a vegetarian. The last thing she wants is trouble...


Jim Shrapshire is an original, hardcore badass. A jaguar shifter, he’s been tasked with keeping Atlanta’s Cat Clan in line, which he does with swift and lethal force when necessary. His only soft spot is for the petite Dali, whose kindness he calls upon when he is injured.


When Dali is approached by a desperate woman whose grandmother has vanished, Jim is concerned enough to help investigate. But what they find may just be the end of them—an enemy whose skill in the dark arts is matched only by their willingness to kill anyone in their way...


Magic Steals was originally published in the anthology Night Shift.




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We are taken back into the Kate Daniels world with Jim and Dali. This is in Dali’s POV. If you have not read Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels #4.5) you might be a little lost on the relationship between these two, since they hook up in Magic Dreams. 


We get to see Jim and Dali dating and Dali’s fears that she is not powerful, aggressive or sexy enough of a women shifter to be an equal to Jim. Jim shows Dali that she is everything he needs and that them becoming mates will not hinder him, but make him more.


I loved following these two around as Dali does her magic thing again. She is one special white tiger. Jim I love him. He see’s Dali as so much more then the skinny vegetarian who wears glasses.


This was a fun read and I always love diving back into the Kate Daniels world. The writing team of Ilona Andrews are just Fabulous. If you have not picked up this series it’s a must!


Rated: ~ 5 Magic Steals Stars




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Wolf on Board (Wolves of Willow Bend #9.5) by Heather Long {Tour} ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

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Mimi grabbed a blanket and her yoga mat from the back of her Mini Cooper. She loved the tiny little vehicle. No matter how often her brother scoffed at the minute size of the car, she didn’t care. It was perfect for her. Compact, like she was, and capable of great speeds—just like her. Locking it up, she glanced east at the rising sun and smiled. It was a little after six in the morning and she’d already had a bit of a run, a lovely cup of hot tea with lemon and ginger to cleanse her system, and she would enjoy the full sunrise and rolling surf with her yoga. 


Pausing, she took a deep breath of the salt flavored air. She loved the way the beach smelled. Warm sand. Cool water. Brine. Fish. Birds. Even the coconut oil favored by some of the sunbathers and honest sweat from those running on the paths—they all combined to soothe her soul. Tucking the rolled blanket and yoga mat beneath her arm, she closed the hatch on the car and pivoted to walk toward the beach.


A hint of wolf on the breeze had her pausing to scan the area. Other than a handful of vehicles in the lot, and a couple of runners jogging farther away, she didn’t see anyone. Still, she tested the scent once more. It was faint, as though diluted by the breeze and time. She tracked it all the way to a dilapidated Volkswagen van. It reminded her of the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo without the paint job. 


The scent of wolf grew stronger. The van had to belong to whomever the wolf was, but the lack of fresh markers told her while his scent lingered, he wasn’t present. Adjusting her grip on the rolled blanket and mat, she circled away from the van and continued toward the beach all the while reminding herself that other Lone Wolves may choose to wander California for the same reason she did. No one claimed the beautiful state…well at least not this far north. The closest pack to her location was Sutter Butte, but she’d never heard any word of them taking an interest in the beaches.


Then again, she didn’t talk to a lot of people about the political geography of packs. If it’s all the same, I’d prefer not to encounter any of them. They have a bad rap and I’m on a journey of serenity, and self-discovery…and totally avoiding Mother’s matchmaking. The little voice at the end sounded way too much like her brother Owen’s, and she giggled. Owen, at least, had been sympathetic to her cause when she’d told him and Mason why she wanted to take the time to study in the Golden State. 


Her mother’s habit of making pro and con lists for all of the pack’s current eligible bachelors had been bad enough, but when she’d talked to Gillian about potential mates in Hudson River and began colluding with Claudia Buckley about Delta Crescent, Mimi wanted out. 


It was so bad, she’d actually asked Owen to get Gillian pregnant just to distract their mother. The silence on his end of the phone had been priceless, followed by peals of laughter from Gillian. Fortunately, her desperation had communicated itself well enough and he’d endorsed her request. Mason made her promise to return at the end of one year, even if she was enjoying herself, and she would be free to return to her studies after, if that was her desire.


Mason is the bomb. She hopped over the rocks to land on the sand and began to stroll in search of a spot that would speak to her. Not only had her alpha understood her dilemma and sympathized with it, he didn’t chastise her for the need to stretch herself beyond the confines of pack and parental expectation. Mimi’s skills for tracking had earned her high marks growing up, and more than one offer from the Hunters to apprentice. It made sense—both her father and her brother were Hunters. Even her two younger brothers were well on the way toward Hunter apprenticeships. Felicity had zero interest in the Hunter parts of their DNA, she preferred her flowers and cultivation, working closely with Tiffany Huston. Still, Mimi didn’t share her sister’s interest in horticulture or her mother’s desire to educate their young or her father and brothers’ drive to protect the pack.


She was…not sure who I am, which is why I am doing this.  The year away from her mother served two purposes; she could take some classes and test her areas of interest from art to acting to writing. She could study yoga and find some serenity. Maybe even figure out who she was, because wasn’t that the whole point of a roam? Most wolves took time to roam the country; some even went around the world.


Murphy had done that and came home with a mate. Mimi grimaced. She loved Murphy, but really, could she have not brought home some gorgeous Italian and mated him with all the requisite gossip? It had Mimi’s mother nudging her to consider a year abroad in…where else? Italy. Shaking her head, she paused on a perfectly smooth area of sand and spread her blanket before unrolling her yoga mat in the center.


Closing her eyes, she took several deep breaths. Inhaling calm, and exhaling the stress. Her mother was in Willow Bend. Mimi was in California. No ridiculous blind dates or not-so-casual meetings with eligible bachelors. Thank God Dylan mated before her mother got it into her head to throw Mimi at every male who came along, she’d actually had a crush on Dylan and he definitely fell into the category of eligible before Chrystal.


Growling, she opened her eyes and glared at the water. She was hardly alone on the beach. Laughter drifted towards her from where the surfers made their way toward deeper water, or where some sat astride their boards waiting for the water to come in. She was supposed to be letting go of her anxiety and not stressing about her mother, mating, or any of a dozen other issues being so far away from the pack could rouse in her.


She’d been in California for three weeks. Three gloriously wonderful, and peaceful weeks. This morning marked a full forty-eight hours since her mother’s last phone call. As loathe, as she was to hurt her feelings, Mimi couldn’t help but be relieved that distance had finally done what she hadn’t been able to manage.


Her mother was quiet.


So hush… Telling herself repeatedly didn’t silence the nagging internal monologue. Mindful of her surroundings, she quieted her growl and concentrated on her breathing. Mountain pose let her stretch her hands toward the sky and raise her face to the breeze. It elongated her spine and let her stretch the muscles from her hamstrings to her deltoids. The wind caressed her face and tousled her hair and batted away the riot of thoughts invading her mind.


From mountain she went to tree pose and rested her right foot against the side of her left knee. Her muscles quivered at first, but gradually she relaxed into the sturdiness. Like the tree she emulated, she let the woes of her mother’s romantic aspirations blow past her. The steadiness bolstered her confidence.


Warrior pose drew away the last curtain and let her mind relax. Her wolf stretched within her, their hearing seeming to sharpen as they noticed the increase of traffic beyond, the crash of water against the shore, and the call of birds overhead. Wolf and woman catalogued the sounds as she pushed her body, identifying any potential threats or lack thereof and remaining mindful.


By the time she drifted into a graceful downward dog, she’d relaxed her breathing and banished her anxiety. Curling her toes, she concentrated on feeling the wholeness of the position, the hinging arch of her hips and the warmth of the sand beneath the mat and blanket.


From triangle pose to seated twists to bridges, she pushed her body to achieve perfect serenity while maintaining her sense of being in the present. The sun warmed her as it continued a steady rise, and she basked in the rays as they heated her skin. When she finally settled into a lotus pose, she let her mind drift, as though flotsam upon the waves before her. 


The world withdrew, leaving her alone with the lapping water, humming cars, and screech of seagulls…then water dripped on her. The icy sensation of splashing drops was cold against her skin. Though there had been no call for rain in the forecast, she fought to hold onto her sense of inner peace and deepened her breathing…only to inhale a lungful of coconut and brine mingling with the green scent of dewy sea grass atop the sand dunes with slivers of mint and… 


Mimi jerked her eyes open and stared into the blue eyes of the wolf squatting right in front of her. His long, straggly hair clung wetly to his face and shoulders. The wet suit left little of his physique to the imagination, and he canted his head as though trying to figure her out. This close, however, she couldn’t miss a single nuance of his expression or the drops of water sliding off of him to splash wetly against her legs.


How the hell had he approached her so stealthily that she hadn’t sensed or scented him before he dripped on her?


Worse…who was he and what did he want?


“Hey, gorgeous,” he said, as though aware of her racing her thoughts. “What brings a sexy little wolf like you to my stretch of beach?” A slow grin spread his mouth wide, and her stomach did a little flip flop. He was gorgeous and damn if he didn’t know it.


Just what she needed…a hot, sexy wolf who was most assuredly male and made her wolf stand up to take notice. Ignoring her animal’s very natural curiosity, she narrowed her eyes. “I was enjoying a quiet morning. Now go away.”


One thing about having Owen for a brother, she wasn’t helpless, even if she was tiny. Closing her eyes again, she forced her muscles to relax and prayed he’d take the direction well, even as she prepared for the worst.





wolfonboardWOLF ON BOARD


Author: Heather Long


Series: Wolves of Willow Bend


Genre: Paranormal


Publisher: Independent


Format: Digital



Meet Jake Danes of Hudson River, Lone Wolf, avid gamer, extreme sports enthusiast, and surfer. He’s spent the last two years roaming free, exploring the world and escaping the dark place his pack had become after betrayal and murder tore them apart. Sure life has changed at home, but Jake’s having way too much fun to return. Riding the waves in Monterrey, and living out of a van…it’s the prefect life, one he never wants to give up no matter how many calls he’s fielding from his big brother…then he catches her scent.


Mimi Chase wanted one perfect year. One year away from pack politics and her mother’s matchmaking efforts. Ever since her big brother settled into mating with a healer, Mimi’s mom seems to have gone into overtime in throwing her at every eligible male in the pack. Choosing to roam seemed the best option, and California an ideal location to get away from everything pack related. Her plans for art classes, yoga on the beach, maybe a cooking lesson or two while living a hippy dippy lifestyle are all she cares about…until another worlf butts into her every activity – doesn’t he know the rules?


Lone Wolves aren’t supposed to form relationships, so why doesn’t he catch a hint? Worse, why isn’t she working harder to make sure he does?




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Prequel is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | ARe



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Heather LongNational bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.


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Release Blitz: Road To Destiny (Scorpio Stinger MC #5) by Jani Kay


Road to Destiny


Series: Scorpio Stinger MC #5

Author: Jani Kay 

Genre: MC Romance 

Release Date: September 26, 2016




Life couldn’t be more perfect.
With the woman I love and twins on the way, I’m a happy man. 


But the strange thing about life? Nothing stays the same for long. Bad things happen when least expected, throwing the club and my life into chaos. 


This time I could lose everything that matters to me. My world ripped apart and turned on its axis.


Only I can’t allow what Jade and I have to be destroyed. I’ll lay everything on the line, fighting until my last breath because life is worthless without her. 


Jade is my reason for breathing. This time the fight is not for survival, it’s for love.






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Jani KayUSA Today Bestselling Author – Jani Kay lives in Western Australia within a ten minute walk to the beach which is one of her favorite places to chill out.


She has been a bookworm all her life – as a voracious reader, she would gladly spend her last dollar on a book. She is always fascinated that for the mere price of a book (often less than the price of a coffee!), she can escape her life for a while and see through someone else’s eyes into their world.


Jani loves the colour red, is a fiery Aries, is impatient and always storming ahead with those ram’s horns, bashing her head…she has a wicked sense of humour and loves laughing.


In her ‘other’ life, Jani is a business woman and a scientist – a creative scientist though – she formulates skin care products and brews up concoctions in her laboratory…


She has 2 beautiful children who have grown into amazing young adults and Jani is very proud of them.


Besides reading and writing, her favorite ‘thing’ is traveling and drinking cocktails on the beach while watching the sun set over the ocean (Sex on The Beach anyone?).


Above all, she believes in Kindness, Karma, Miracles and Magic…





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➜ Road to Destiny (Scorpio Stinger MC #5) by Jani Kay – (Contemporary Romance)
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➜ Against the Wind, Season 2, Episode 1 (Rising Storm #11) by Rebecca Zanetti – (Contemporary Romance)
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➜ A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs #5) by Paula Quinn – (Historical Romance)
➜ Highland Chieftain (Murray Family #21) by Hannah Howell – (Historical Romance)
➜ Shadow Silence (Whisper Hollow #2) by Yasmine Galenorn – (Urban Fantasy)
➜ Dalir’s Salvation (The Song) by Nina Crespo – (Paranormal Romance)
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Review: Out of Control (The Sentinels, #0.5) by Alexandra Ivy

Out of Control (The Sentinels) - Alexandra Ivy

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Out of Control 

 The Sentinels 0.5  
 Alexandra Ivy  
 Paranormal Romance - Novella  
 Zebra Books  
 October 28th 2014  


New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy quenches your thirst for illicit desire with this seductive tale of the Sentinels—outcast humans with the ability to tread the line between life and death—and pleasure and pain…


Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he’s actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other…




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This one is an introduction to The Sentinels #0.5 series. It features Nikolo a Sentinel and Angela. The set up is interesting. I’m not found of the quick hook up’s. The couple featured have only known each other for a few weeks, they are thrown together, with not much dating happening; before they hook up. I wasn’t fully feeling the connection between these two even though you can clearly see the desires and sexual tensions.


Out of Control gives us heartache, betrayal, and surprises. It had plenty of action, humor, and lust. This novella was enjoyable!


Rated: 3 Stars


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Piece by Piece (Evergreen Grove, #4) by Elisabeth Staab {Tour} ~ Giveaway/Excerpt



Piece by Piece 

by Elisabeth Staab

Release Date: September 20th, 2016




So I caught my dad in bed with my ex-girlfriend.


My best friend cancelled our plans to celebrate my birthday.


Decided to drink away the betrayal.

Made out with a cardboard cutout of a celebrity in front of my new roommates.


Got in a bar fight.


Hooked up with that pretty bartender whose sad smile I’ve secretly been painting pictures of since forever, but she shoved me out the door without a word.


Did I mention the tattoo I don’t exactly remember getting?


And that’s only Saturday.


Now I need to pick up the pieces of my messed-up life.




What do you do when you’ve lived in the same small town your whole life and you feel as if you’ll always be stuck in the same rut, like a piece of busted wagon wheel? Well, maybe you start by hooking up with the first decent guy who walks into your bar.


Maybe once you do, it’s hard to get him out of your head even though you try. And maybe, just maybe, you find out he makes you laugh even more than he makes you want to shout his name.


If you’re me, you don’t even know what to do with a guy like him. A little piece of happiness…that feels downright dangerous.




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So, whatcha thinking? Time to go?” He rises up on his knees. The way he’s poised, he could either move away or get closer just as easily.


“Oh, I don’t know. I’m not dizzy yet.” Not that I honestly want to get dizzy, but we’ve gotten a little too serious. After Ethan brought me here to have fun, I want to lighten the mood.


With his hands deep in the pockets of his leather jacket, Ethan leans in toward me again. “I thought you didn’t want me to make you dizzy.”


I didn’t think so. Yet here we are, hot breath puffing in the cold air between us. My lips tingle as he leans close. It’s impossible to forget the way his hands explored me so carefully before. The way his tongue tasted me like he wanted to keep on tasting me forever.


“You remember that first time you kissed me?”


His cheeks turn a deep merlot. “Damn right I do. I remember thinking it was the best kiss I’d ever had.”


Well now. I’m pretty sure if I wasn’t sitting on something cold and metal, I’d have just melted right into the playground gravel.


“It was the first time I’d kissed someone because I wanted to, and not because I thought I should.” My chest feels strange when I confess this to him. Like it’s full of butterflies or bees. Lighter but nervous. And oh God, my heart is just bouncing every which way.


As his hair brushes my forehead, his dimple deepens and his eyes get darker. “I’m glad you wanted to kiss me, LeeAnne. I’ve been dying to do it again.”


Maybe…maybe I don’t have to lean on him. Maybe I could just lean in again. Meet those wind-chapped lips halfway. That’d be okay, right?


I wrap my arms around my knees and smile. “I think I’ve decided I wouldn’t mind getting a little dizzy.”


His lips brush mine so fast, I’m left breathless when he jumps from the merry-go-round to give it a spin.


“Hang on tight,” he says.


So I do.




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Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.




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Review: His to Protect (Bears of Grizzly Ridge #1) by Elena Aitken

His to Protect (Grizzly Ridge) (Volume 1) - Elena Aitken

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His to Protect 

 Bears of Grizzly Ridge #1  
 Elena Aitken  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Ink Blot Communications  
 January 28th 2016  
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His to Protect is a full length stand alone bear shifter novel and the first in the Grizzly Ridge Series. No Cliffhangers! This series contains: strong, sassy, curvy women; sexy alpha males; steamy shifters and sizzling sex scenes. 


When Harper Bentley’s life begins a death spiral, she does what any self respecting woman would do—she heads for the mountains. More specifically, Grizzly Ridge. A brand new—and very remote—lodge in the wilds of Montana. The last thing she expects to find there is deliciously sexy Axel Jackson, who is more than a little wild himself and reigniting feelings she’d long since buried. 


From the moment he lays eyes on her, alpha bear shifter, Axel knows Harper is more than just a guest at his lodge. Much more. She’s his mate. And whether his brothers believe in fated mates or not, nothing will keep Axel from what is his. But first he’ll need to convince Harper that what she’s feeling is more than lust. It’s fate.







His to Protect is a short hot steamy shifter romance. It wasn’t a wow knock your socks of book, but it was agreeable.


It had some funny moments and hot and steamy moments. I had a nice time getting to know the Jackson brothers that have started this new business. Harper and Nina were enjoyable. I was bit frustrated with Harper and her situation with her ex. She really should have left him once she knew. Axel was a deliciously sexy shifter, who helped Harper find out who she is. It was a sweet romance.


I did wonder if their is a series before this one. It felt like Bears of Grizzly Ridge series was a spin-off. Other then that I enjoyed this quick seductive romance.


Rated: 3 Stars


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Rhys and Enza.. Join Me For A Chat!! (Awakening Kiss Tour) ~ Giveaway



Welcome Rhys and Enza. Thank you both for joining me today! Oh, you brought muffins. Thank you!


Enza: You’re welcome. I brought different kinds since I wasn’t sure what your favorites are. 


Blueberry muffins are my favorite, but I like all kinds.


Enza and Rhys sit on the couch. Rhys drapes Enza’s legs across his thighs, gives a chin lift to Angela. 


Rhys: Hi, Angela.


<takes a bit of muffin> OMG this is amazing! 


Enza:  Thank you! Eat lots!


So Rhys, what was your first thought when you grabbed Enza and found yourself falling through a portal with her?


Rhys gives Enza a sly grin. I was sure she was working with the enemy.


Enza slaps his bicep. Hey!


Rhys shrugs. All I knew was I wasn’t letting her go until I got answers.


Enza: Which you did. Pretty quickly, I might add, since you scanned me with your phone while I was passed out.


<chew chew>


Enza, I have to say some of the things you created, <takes another bit> the guys just go crazy for. I can see why! These muffins are delicious!! Tell us what’s your favorite thing to cook? 


Enza: I love making those chocolate thumbprint sweet rolls that I was making the first time Rhys stopped in at Java Genie. Thank goodness I can practically make those in my sleep, since he was staring at me the whole time. Talk about pressure!


Rhys, what’s your favorite thing that Enza cooks?


Rhys: Everything.


Come on, I bet you have a number one favorite.


Rhys shakes his head. No, seriously, my woman is a culinary queen. Everything she makes is good.


<eats more> <gets a funny look from the couple>


Have you two yet explored the deliciousness of food in a more private moment?   


Enza: Um…


Rhys looks at her: When are you making those chocolate thumb things again? 


Enza: Oh my god.


Rhys: Yeah, that batch of melted chocolate isn’t going to make it to the rolls.

Enza blushes


<takes another bit, moans with pleasure, mmmm>  I just had to ask! I know there are a few ladies out there that were thinking about it, ok I was think about it too.


Rhys tilts his head: And the pound cake, with the icing you make? That too. Not going on the cake.


Enza covers up a giggle. Why bother mixing the icing…we could just use the powdered sugar.


Rhys gives a slow nod. Now we’re talking.


I have to say that first kiss, wozzers! <fans self> What where your first impressions on that first kiss?  


A huge smile spreads across Enza’s face. I was DYING. Rhys is such a good kisser. I would have done anything he asked me. No questions asked. I would have gotten naked with him right there in the park.


Rhys stares at her like he’s ready to pounce. 


Enza: What? I would’ve. And I did invite you in later…


Rhys: Damn. *clears throat*  I couldn’t wait to taste you. And after you fed me gelato, you stood no chance, bella.


Enza’s breath catches. The room gets quiet.


Okay, um, lets move onto the lighting round. I’ll ask you your favorite thing and you both will tell me of the top of your head. Are you ready?  Here we go!


Favorite music? Enza? Katy Perry. Rhys? Linkin Park.


Favorite book? Enza? The Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Rhys? Anything about computer coding. 


Enza scrunches her nose. You read about that stuff in your spare time?


Rhys: The Dagger Brotherhood? Who the hell are they?


Favorite movie? Enza? My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Rhys? Rear Window.


Enza: That old Hitchcock mystery movie? Really?


Rhys: Sure, bella. Gotta love a good old-fashioned who-dun-it where the main dude never even leaves his apartment.


Enza: Aw, that’s kinda sweet. You have to watch it with my grandpa. He knows all of Jimmy Stewart’s lines.


Favorite computer game? Enza? Haha…I’ve never played one. Everything I try starts glitching. Rhys? Halo 4


Favorite dessert? Enza? Gelato. Rhys? Anything she makes.


Favorite author? Enza? JR Ward. Rhys? *shrugs* I’m not much of a fiction fan. I may read biography of a general or something.


Now I know you too are off to spend some mated time together, but before you go tell us something only you each know about the other? 


Enza gives a giddy smile: Rhys is teaching himself Italian so he can talk to my grandparents in their primary language. It’ll be a surprise.


Rhys smirks: None of what only I know about my woman is PG.


Enza turns red again: Oh my god, you’re so bad. And wait—you know about the new recipe I’m, working on! The cupcakes with the strawberry filling.


Rhys: Oh yeah. Add that to the list of things that will never make it to their intended food destination.


Enza shakes her head.


<looks around. looks down. oh the muffins are all gone>


It was a pleasure talking with you two today. Thank you for joining me on Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. 


Enza and Rhys stand. Enzo: Thank YOU! And if you’re ever in Chicago, stop by Java Genie! 


I’ll do that!




Awakening KissAs part of the Watchers, Rhys is used to all types of combat, pursuit, and interrogation. But hacking and tracking through hidden online channels is where he excels. Shattering codes and sneaking around firewalls comes as easily to him as a swordfight or street brawl with a predatory enemy.


Cooking up sweet new pastry creations is Enza’s dream job. Kitchen appliances never fail her, unlike every computer she’s ever touched. Her fledging baking business is doing well, yet as streetlights flicker with her changing mood, she can’t shake the feeling that she’s different from everyone else. But life as a regular Chicago girl is all she’s ever known…until one hot summer night.


Violence threatens both of them when her world collides with Rhys’s in a dark city alley. As a raw and formidable ability awakens in her mind, she becomes targeted by the last person she expects. Drawn to his sweet baker with a pull he can’t deny, Rhys vows to protect her—no matter the consequences that will change their lives forever.




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Ever Tempted

by Odessa Gillespie Black




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Ever Tempted

An infinity of lives, only one eternal love . . . .


When Cole Kinsley asked Allie Knowles for her hand in marriage, he meant it. Death be damned. Nothing could keep them apart, not even a hundred years or more. Not even the vindictive spirit of Allie’s dead sister Grace. Released from her watery grave, she offers Cole a devil’s bargain. But to Cole, no price is too high when it comes to his beloved.


Allie thinks it’s almost too good to be true. A week of bliss alone with Cole. His promise kept, after all they’ve suffered at the hands of her sister. To feel the strength of his arms around her again. But when she learns of the sacrifice he made to be with her, she plunges into despair. Forever has slipped from their grasp—unless forever apart is their true destiny . . .




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Straightening my tie, I walked around the corner. Smiling people held glasses, discussed life issues, and nodded amicably in my direction.


Who’s that? one woman thought.


He’s a looker, another thought.


I wish I had this girl’s money. At least she’s doing something for the community. I really shouldn’t be envious. A blonde stared toward the right corner of the patio.


Holding a wineglass and smiling, Allie stood in a circle of about twenty people, men in black suits and women in flashy dresses. As much as she had worried about fitting in, she settled nicely with her surroundings. Allie’s benefactor, the late Ava Rollins, would have run the first car out of the drive. She hated visitors.


The whispering crowd hushed, parting like the Dead Sea as I approached Allie.

She hadn’t noticed the decrescendo of voices, as she gestured and nodded.

The women’s thoughts were almost synonymous.


She’s so sweet; you can’t hate her for having it all.


We’ll be great friends. I can tell.


I can’t believe I thought she’d be snooty.


She’s gorgeous. Doesn’t even need that makeup. Pay attention to what she’s saying. Quit lusting, Bill. The guy’s thoughts were considerably more troubling, but this was something I’d have to contend with in loving a woman as strikingly beautiful as Allie was, inside and out. So tonight I wouldn’t kick anyone in the throat.


Who could blame them? Hadn’t I responded the same way?


I stood five feet behind Allie as she continued in light, happy conversation. She rarely wore her hair up. It was the fashion when we’d first met in the late 1860s, and though it was appealing, tonight, loose curls fell down her back.


Why is everyone looking behind me? Her heart rate steepened and an instant swell of pheromones thickened the air. Is he here? Allie straightened and glanced around.





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Release Day: Justice for Boone (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #6) by Susan Stoker



Justice for Boone

Delta Force Heroes, Book Six


Susan Stoker


Release Date: September 20, 2016



Justice for Boone** Justice for Boone is the 6th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. **


Sheriff’s Deputy Hayden Yates has worked hard to gain the respect and admiration of her fellow law enforcement officers. She’s succeeded so well, in fact, that she’s become just one of the guys. As her friends slowly begin to meet their soul mates, Hayden longs to be seen as a desirable woman, and not the tomboy she’s always been. 


No slouch when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, cowboy Boone Hatcher might want to give it a rest for a while, especially after his last girlfriend accuses him of domestic abuse. Deputy Yates sees right through his ex’s ruse—and Boone sees right through Deputy Yates. Hayden might seem all business, but her need for justice comes from a heart that beats with pure passion. 


A few dates turn into something more, and as the couple’s relationship deepens, so do the threats from his ex. It’s up to Hayden to convince Boone the danger is real…before jealous antics escalate to deadly obsession. 



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ARC Review: Forgotten Visions (The Divinities #1) by Lia Davis {Re-Launch Tour} ~ Giveaway

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Forgotten Visions 

 The Divinities #1  
 Lia Davis  
 Paranormal Romance - Witches  
 After Glows  
 August 24th 2016  


Kalissa Bradenton isn’t your average coffee shop owner. Born to an elite witch bloodline with a rare genetic mutation, she’s a Divinity on a mission. Her investigation into the deaths of her parents sends her straight into the middle of an ancient war between witches and demons. After a near-fatal accident, a childhood friend, Ayden Daniels, comes to her aid and triggers visions of a past she doesn’t remember, sparking an old flame and new desires. With their history slowly becoming clearer, Kalissa eagerly sets her sights on mending Ayden’s heart and gaining his trust—until a ghost from her past returns to claim her as his demonic mate. 


While investigating a series of Divinity murders, Ayden, the new sheriff of Maxville and grandson of the oldest living Divinity, comes face-to-face with the one woman he hopes to have little to no contact with. Old pain rises instantly and is quickly followed by anger and resentment. Through his rare power of adaptability, however, he learns that things from his past may not be what they seem. Hope fills his broken heart, and determination pushes him to do whatever it takes to win Kalissa once more before he loses her forever. 


Together, they must find the strength to mend their tattered souls and learn to love again, while fighting an evil out to destroy the world. 




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Forgotten Visions is book one in The Divinities series. It’s a magical introduction.


We are introduced to several magical characters and creatures; witches, divinities, and demons. In this first installment we center around the murders that are happening in the magical community and who the divinities are. 


Ayden and Kalissa knew each other a long time ago, but something happened to make Kalissa forget how important Ayden is to her. With that; their lives go in different directions and both have been hurt, emotionally. They must mend each others souls and learn to love again while navigating an evil bent on destroying the world and them. Unrequited love is painful and yet the author did a great job on pulling these two together and building the romance to where they both remembered, forgave, and loved again. 


We get a lot of information in this first book, building of the world, war, and different characters. Which sets us up for more magical goodness. Their is also a mystery on who is killing off the divinities that are out in the world and why are they doing it? We learn a lot here. Magic is real and alive. Those that have the power must band together to protect the world from an ongoing threat. 


It was a good start and introduction to The Divinities series. I’m curious to see where things go and who might find their magical partner next. 


Rated: 3 Stars


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Death's StormTitle: Death’s Storm

Series: The Divinities #2

Author: Lia Davis

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: October 5, 2016

Length: 47k words

Format: Digital/Paperback

ISBN: 978-1944060176


Technical genius and demi-goddess—a.k.a Divinity—Khloe Bradenton relies on no one for help, and she definitely doesn’t need comfort from anyone but her twin. After her parents were killed by the demons over two years ago, she graciously accepts her role in the war between the demons and witches. But when a creature far more dangerous than the ones responsible for killing her parents claims he is her guardian and steps in with help she never asked for, she is torn between her desire for the dark predator and memories of the painful loss she endured at the hands of her enemies and from those who claimed to love her in the past.


One of the last Death Demons still in existence, Jagger has pledged his life to the Goddess of Witchcraft, Hecate. Charged with guardianship of the Divinities—one particular spitfire, in particular—he was told never to approach them, but simply to aid from a distance. But when Khloe sacrifices herself to save her twin and best friend and thus becomes the demons’ prey, Jagger has no choice but to reveal himself to her. However, he is taken by surprise when the desire to claim her as his own emerges, and his need for her burns hotter than her Fire. But in the midst of the war, their feelings for each other could prove more dangerous than the demons out to destroy them.


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While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.


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Ahoy! Talk Like a Pirate Day + #Giveaway




T’day (Sept. 19th) be talk like a pirate day.


Let’s have some fun and enjoy t’ day. I’ve got some fun pirate thin’s planned for you.


Me pirate name be Dirty Anne Flint what be your name? (Get your own pirate name from – It seams that I’m t’ pirate everyone else wants t’ throw in t’ ocean — not t’ get rid o’ you, you understand; just t’ get rid o’ t’ smell. Like t’ rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!



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Angel’s Weekly Romance List ~ 9/18 – 9/23




Week: 9/18 – 9/23


Sept. 18, 2016



Fish Out of Water (A Gemini Novella) by Hailey Edwards – (Urban Fantasy)



Sept. 19, 2016



Two To Go: Bayou Heat (Pantera Security League #2) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright – (Paranormal Romance)
Grayslake: More than Mated by Celia Kyle – (Paranormal Romance)



Sept. 20, 2016


FreedPiece by Piece


Blood Red Kiss (MoonBound Clan Vampires #2.5) by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, & Gena Showalter – (Paranormal Romance, Erotic, Short Stories)
Immortal Nights (Argeneau #24) by Lynsey Sands – (Paranormal Romance)
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews – (Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy)
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Review: In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Dianne Duvall

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In Still Darkness 

 Immortal Guardians #3.5  
 Dianne Duvall  
 Paranormal Romance - Novella  
 Zebra Books  
 July 29th 2014  


Originally published in "Predatory"


"In Dianne Duvall s world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost especially to the heart might be higher "


It s not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d Alencon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can t seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist


Jenna never imagined she d end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity


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This one is part of the Immortal Guardian #3.5 series. It features Richart a Guardian and Jenna a human. The characters and concept are interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning on what the differences where between a Guardian and a Vampire, but that was answered farther along in the novella.


I did have a little issue when Richart was ambushed and ends up in Jenna’s living room. Jenna and son should have looked for a wallet on him, a phone, or some way to get ahold of his people even though they aren’t sure what he is. Also his people should have found him sooner since they have the capability to track cell phones and he has one on him.


In Still Darkness gives you action, steamy romance, and camaraderie. I’ve not tired the series out yet, but I plan to give it a try at some point. This novella was enjoyable!


Rated: 3 Stars


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Review: Your Lycan or Mine? (Broken Heart #14) by Michele Bardsley

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Your Lycan or Mine? 

 Broken Heart #14  
 Michele Bardsley  
 Paranormal Romance  
 Freeman Publications  
 January 26, 2016  
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Ash the Destroyer, the only soul shifter in existence, walked away from the Convocation and never looked back. As their assassin, she’d eaten souls of the most evil creatures in existence—but it’s the innocent souls she’s taken that haunt her. Jarod Dante, the world’s last therianthrope, works for the new Convocation. When the Vedere psychics predict the end of mankind if Ash doesn’t defeat the demon queen Lilith, Jarod must convince the fearsome beauty to forget the past and save the future. Ash and Jarod are unprepared for their instant combustible attraction, but their unexpected connection may be the only way to defeat Lilith and save everyone they love.




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** Read as part of the Hearts Of Darkness Box Set. **


The blurb currently listed on Goodreads for this title is not correct, but it’s correct on the box set and at the retail sites. As for the title I don’t think it fits the story; since the only Lycan featured is Ash’s friend and he is a secondary character.


This story is about Ash & Jarod. Both characters have been featured previously in the Broken Heart series as secondary characters, now they get their own story. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Broken Heart series book. This one was not the best, but enjoyable enough. The author does a nice job recapping information you need, so you can enjoy this story on it’s own.


The adventure was exciting and kept the story going. As for the romance it was fast and quick with no time to really develop the romance from lust to love. The characters are drawn to each other and have the lust, but I never felt that lust turn into more.


I had a delightful time reading this story. It’s a quick read.


Rated: 3 Stars


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Challenge: Pick Your Genre (Paranormal) (2016)





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Review: On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews

On the Edge - Ilona Andrews

Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures


On the Edge 

 The Edge #1  
 Ilona Andrews  
 Urban Fantasy  
 September 29th 2009  


Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.


Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).


But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.




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I am always awed and captivated when I pick up an Andrews book. On the Edge was a re-read for me and I relished this mind-blowing and shocking story all over again.


The beginning was a bit hard again to get into, but the Andrews team are detailed in exploring and explaining the world and different aspects of it. The characters where just as captivating as they where the first time I read this novel. I enjoyed the banter, challenges, and determination both have. The romance was a nice steady build.


I liked the threat to the Edge people and the introduction of William, who does get his own book. Ya! I also loved the children. They are adorable and unique.


Their is never a dull moment. Amazing characters and outstanding world building. I am always blown away and pulled into a unbelievable adventure. Each book feels like the first time reading it, even if I have already read it.


Rated: 4 Edge Stars


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