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New addition to my bookshelf. I won a giveaway hop and got to pick my book of choice and this was my pick Reapers and Bastards.

 

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Interview: Deborah Wilde (The Unlikeable Demon Hunter) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

 

Hello & Welcome!

 

Today I’m happy to introduce Deborah Wilde author of The Unlikeable Demon Hunter. Deborah, Thank you for visiting Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and speaking with me today. 

 

What do you do when you are not writing?

 

I teach screenwriting, read a ton, and make sure to fit my family and friends in there somewhere. :)

 

How much research do you do?

 

A lot. I research everything from Jungian psychology to demon mythology to restaurants in a specific city. Whether theme-based, plot-based, or detail- specific, I’m constantly researching.

 

Do you work with an outline, or just write? 

 

I always have an outline. That said, the level of detail varies from book to book. I often end up re-outlining when I’m halfway through.

 

If you could swap lives with the heroine of any romance book, which book would you choose and why?

 

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. I love how she unabashedly decides she’s going to reclaim her life through this list. Plus, Gabriel is one of the sexiest fictional characters ever.

 

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

 

Dorothy Parker because of her incredible wit and talent.  

 

The Unlikable Demon Hunter

 

Would you tell us a little about your book?

 

It’s the age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose. It describe it as Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.

 

Give us some insight into your main character. What does he or she do that is so special?

 

Well, my starting point with Nava was thinking about what makes female characters “likeable” and the double standards that even fictional women are held to. I think what makes her special is that despite some serious emotional baggage and deep flaws, she has a strong moral compass and sense of loyalty, and she’s truly unapologetic about her life and her choices. That said, while there’s a lot of growth for her to undertake, I think these qualities make for a compelling foundation.

 

What was the hardest thing about writing The Unlikable Demon Hunter?

 

It’s the same thing with all characters I write - digging deep into their emotional truths, because on some level, that means digging deep into mine.

 

What is your favorite scene from the book?

 

I can’t say that I have just one. I do really love the entire opening sequence and how it blows this idea of “chosen one” open.

 

If you could spend the day with one of the characters in The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, who would it be and what would you guys do?

 

I should say I’d hang out with Nava, but (sheepish grin) I have a real crush on Rohan so, you know, “hang out” with him?

 

Deborah, it was a pleasure having you visit. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me today!

 

Thank you so much for having me!  

 

 

 

 

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter  Nava Katz #1

Deborah Wilde

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Te Da Media

Date of Publication: April 18, 2017

ISBN: 978-0-9920709-8-4

ISBN: 978-0-9920709-9-1

ASIN: B01MR8GI6B

Number of pages: 420

Word Count: 87,400

Cover Artist: Damonza

 

Book Description:

Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.

 

The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose

 

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

 

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.

 

Too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club.

 

Odds of survival: eh.

 

Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.

 

 

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Shivering as much from cold as disappointment, I hooked my chin into the neck of the hoodie, folding the cuffs over my hands.

 

“You barely have anything on under there.” Despite Rohan’s contemptuous tone, when he poked at my sleeve, his hands lingered a second too long.

 

“Maybe the demons aren’t the only ones who want bragging rights of bagging the first non-dick-swinging Rasha.” I tugged away, irritated.

 

Rohan’s nostrils flared. “Fuck you the first for thinking I kiss and tell,” he said. “And fuck you the second if you think I need bragging rights when it comes to sex. You’re not that much of a novelty.” The angry growl in his voice convinced me that his motives were the normal “have sex because sex with an attractive girl would be great” variety and not anything involving notches on belts. 

 

This game I could play. 

 

I placed my hand on my hoodie’s zipper. “You want me to flash you?” My half-smile was accompanied by my best “sideways eye slide looking up through half-open lashes” maneuver. 

 

A car’s headlights swept over us.

 

Rohan pushed me deeper into the shadows. “Don’t do me any favors.” 

 

I slid the hoodie zipper down, waiting to see if he’d stop me.

 

He didn’t. Instead, he frowned as he inspected tonight’s cotton sleepwear offering. “Yesterday’s was cuter.” He motioned around my cleavage. “It had that purple lace.”

 

I glanced up at my window, realizing how far into the room I could see from here. “You perved on me last night? Some guard you are.”

 

He didn’t even have the good grace to look ashamed. “Bring more of those when you move.”

 

“Because this is all about you.”

 

Rohan bopped the end of my nose with his index finger. “See? Was that so hard to admit?”

 

Grumbling, secretly pleased, definitely annoyed with myself for figuring out how many cute, electricity-proof outfits I owned, I zipped up my sweater and headed inside.

 

 

 

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A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

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Review: In Rides Trouble (Black Knights Inc. #2) by Julie Ann Walker

In Rides Trouble - Julie Ann Walker

 

Review orginally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures (Dec. 2014)

 

In Rides Trouble

 

In Rides Trouble

Black Knights Inc. #2

Genre(s): Romantic Suspense – Contemporary – Military

Published: September 4th 2012

By Julie Ann Walker

Source: Library

 

Blurb:

 

Rebel with a Cause

 

Becky “Rebel” Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

 

Man with a Mission

 

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank’s way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it’s just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.

 

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~ 5 In Rides Trouble Stars ~

 

In Rides Trouble is book two in the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker. I was completely sold on book one and had to get my hands on book two write away. Thank goodness for the library ^_^! 

 

This one was just as good as Hell on Wheels. Conflicts arise and sexy men are in abundance. 

 

Frank “Boss” Knight and Rebecca “Rebel” Reichert are introduced in book one. The author did a great job setting us up for these characters. They are both very strong and caring individuals. When they get together it’s spectacular. This was an interesting relationship to begin with. Frank has some issues manly that Becky is to young and drives him insane and Becky has been in love with Frank from the 1st meeting. These two have loved each other for so long, but its a journey for them to work through their problems before they can have a future together. The misunderstandings and trials that they go through make the relationship/romance that much more stimulating. JWalker gives us a well-balanced story and some great background information on all the characters in the Black Knights team.

 

If you enjoy romantic suspense, then I recommend this series.

 

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Buy The Books: New Releases 4/17 – 4/21 ~ #BookDeals #PreOrder #Freebies

 

April 17th, 2017

 

 

Fury of a Viking (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin #4) by Sky Purington – (HR)
 

 

April 18th, 2017

 

 

Missing by Kelley Armstrong – (YA)
Fractured Silence (Talon Pack #5) by Carrie Ann Ryan – (PNR)
Dark Alpha’s Lover (Reaper #4) by Donna Grant – (PNR)
Lure of the Dragon (Aloha Shifters – Jewels of the Heart, #1) by Anna Lowe – (PNR)
A Dragon’s Desire (Dragons, #2) by Tina Glasneck – (PNR)
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz #1) by Deborah Wilde – (UF/PNR)
Veiled Menace (Veiled Magic #2) by Deborah Blake – (UF)
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (Electric Empire #3) by Viola Carr – (Sci-Fi/Steampunk)
Slow Burn Cowboy (Copper Ridge #7) by Maisey Yates – (CR)
The Thing About Love by Julie James – (CR)
Falling Darkness (South Shores #3) by Karen Harper – (RS)

 

 

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Tyler (Riding Hard #4) by Jennifer Ashley – (CR)

 

 

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Blood Curse (DarkWorld: Soul Tracker #3) by T.G. Ayer – (UF/PNR)


 

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Review: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow #3) by Molly Harper

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire - Molly Harper

Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures

 

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

Half-Moon Hollow #3
Molly Harper
Paranormal Romance
Pocket Books
March 24th 2015
eBook/Paperback
339
Library

 

In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

 

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

 

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The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire is book three in the Half-Moon Hollow series by Molly Harper. I can always count on Ms. Harper to bring a smile to my face. What keeps me coming back for more is that I can sit back and enjoy. The stories are always humors and easy to devour.

 

I finished this novel in one day. The funny quotes, numerous pop culture references, and silly things that happen, plus the little mystery kept me entertained and turning those pages. 

 

As for Gigi, she shows up in a previous installment, which I didn’t read and now I need to pick up, but here we get her full story. She’s the last human in the circle of friends and when her life is in danger, the group comes together to help. The plot wasn’t deep, but still it was entertaining. I also liked seeing Ophelia get kicked off her high pedestal. 

 

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire was a delight to read. It’s light, sweet, and funny. 

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Chapter Reveal: Fractured Silence by Carrie Ann Ryan

 

Carrie Ann Ryan’s FRACTURED SILENCE releases April 18th…but we couldn’t wait that long! You can get a sneak peek at the first chapter of FRACTURED SILENCE below!

 

 

The Talon Pack continues with a dark secret that could shatter the future of the Packs, or save them all.

 

Parker Jamenson is the son of three Packs, the sole mediator between every Pack in the United States and Europe, and…he’s dying. He knows he doesn’t have much left in him and is in desperate need of a mate. But with the new and unyielding changes thanks to the Moon Goddess, he might not have as much time as he thinks.

 

Brandon Brentwood is the Omega of the Talon Pack and the youngest of his family. He’s not only one of the famed triplets; he’s also the most secretive. There’s a good reason for that, however, and when a shocking revelation meshes the past and present in a very unexpected way, he’ll look to not only Parker but also a disgraced human to save them all.

 

Avery Montag knows she’s the daughter of a traitor and doesn’t have much to give the wolves in the way of atonement. But she’ll do everything she can to pay for her father’s sins and find a way to end the war between the humans and the wolves.

 

When the three turn to each other in a time of unrest and for vastly different reasons, temptation burns and seduction beckons. Only, the past, present, and future are never as solid as they seem, and the path the trio thought to travel may just vanish before they’re ready.

 

 

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Chapter One

 

Before

 

 

 

Parker Jamenson woke with a start as someone knocked on the door to the small cabin he’d been staying in for the duration of his visit to this particular European Pack. Using his wolf’s senses, he inhaled deeply, noting that the person on the other side of the door was one of the younger wolves that had shown him around when he’d first gotten there. He hadn’t met most of the Pack, as the people of the den hadn’t been too keen on his presence. He’d only just fallen asleep in the armchair fully clothed, exhausted from the trip.

 

He’d already spoken to the Alpha about coming together with the Redwoods in times of war, but the damn man hadn’t been too eager to reveal his existence to the world. All Alphas were required to meet with Parker as the Voice of the Wolves because he was goddess-touched, but that didn’t mean they had to listen. Hell, most of them would rather bury their heads in the sand and ignore what was going on around them. And while his own Pack might be older than most in the United States, the European Packs were ancient and set in their ways. No one wanted to deal with the fact that the humans were aware of the shifters’ existence, but Parker knew that soon, no one would have a choice.

 

He opened the door after a moment and nodded at the young woman on the other side. “Tatiana.”

 

She smiled coyly at him before licking her lips. He could scent her wolf brushing up against her skin, wanting touch, but Parker wasn’t interested. He just wanted to get this meeting with the elders over with and head back home. Her long, honey-colored hair had been in a braid when he’d first met her, but now it looked as if she’d brushed it out over her shoulders and back so it cascaded over her curves. She’d also put on a long, white, flowing dress instead of the tan one she’d worn when he’d shown up.

 

And though she looked to be his same age and her power felt even younger, she dressed as if she were some maiden from a bygone era on the hunt for a knight.

 

Parker would not be that knight— no matter how much those eyes of hers flashed yearning.

 

“Parker,” she breathed. “I’m to take you to the elder circle for your last meeting before you go.” A pause. “It’s a shame we didn’t have more time to get to know one another while you were here. I understand you leave in the morning, but perhaps the meeting won’t take long, and I can show you more of the grounds. I’m sure your wolf could use some exercise.” She smiled. “And though it’s not a full moon, there’s just enough moonlight for the run to be… thrilling.”

 

He held back a chuckle that wanted to spill out since that would have been rude. She wasn’t hiding anything she wanted, and while he might have appreciated that on another day, he just wanted to go home. Besides, his wolf wasn’t interested in the woman in front of him, and while that might not matter for a quick night of heat, he didn’t have it in him to ignore his wolf tonight. Maybe I’m getting older, and in need of a mate, he thought. Or maybe he was just tired and missed his family. Either way, Tatiana wasn’t for him.

 

“I’m afraid I will have to get ready to head out after the elder circle.” He held back a frown at the crestfallen look on her face. They hadn’t said more than a few words before this, and though he was a new wolf to her, he wasn’t the only healthy adult male wolf around.

 

“I understand,” she said softly. “Follow me, then.” She turned without another word, but he didn’t miss the extra sway to her hips— an invitation if he were to change his mind.

 

Keeping his thoughts to himself so he wouldn’t inadvertently hurt her again if he were to change his mind— which he wouldn’t— he followed her through the winding, dirt paths of the den toward the oldest part at the edge of the center. It made sense that this was where the elders chose to live— just slightly outside the most used part of the den for privacy but not near the edge in case of an attack. As elders, they were to not only be respected but also protected.

 

Tatiana left Parker with a nod, and he bent to walk under a low-lying branch so he could make it to the elder’s circle. Encircling the firepit were seven older wolves of various sizes— three women and four men. At his entry, they all looked up as a unit and stared at him.

 

If he hadn’t seen his own elders do this before, he would have been creeped out. Elder wolves were those who had either lost their mates long ago or had never been mated, so they didn’t have a connection to the new world or the Pack except through their bonds to the Alpha and those in the hierarchy. After living for centuries, some wolves could no longer deal with the drastic changes of society and chose to cloister themselves. Many of the wolves held immense power on their own because of their age and used that strength to protect the Pack in any way they could.

 

Parker looked back at the elders respectfully. Though each of the wolves had at least two centuries on him, none of them looked a day over thirty-five. Wolf genetics never ceased to amaze him and he’d been born a wolf.

 

“Parker Jamenson, of the Redwoods,” the woman closest to him said after a moment. “Welcome. I am Aurora. We’re pleased you were able to take the time to meet with us before you head out on your journey home.”

 

Parker bowed his head in deference. “I will always meet with my elders, Aurora. To ignore those who have lived the past is to ignore what the future may bring.”

 

She smiled softly at his words and gestured for him to sit down before introducing him to the others. He kept their names in the back of his mind, but he knew that it was Aurora who led here, and she would be the one to speak.

 

“We’ve asked you to join us because we believe we have something that once belonged to your people. Your line.”

 

Parker’s eyes widened. “The Redwoods?” How did something of theirs find its way here?

 

“Not that line.” Aurora’s eyes went gold, her wolf rising to the surface. “The line of the first hunter. You are the son of the son of the son of the line of the first hunter, are you not?”

 

Parker froze. Not many people knew that his family came from that line. In fact, he’d only recently learned that his ancestor was the first human to be made into a wolf by the moon goddess as a punishment for what the man had done to defenseless prey. She’d forced the man to become the thing he killed for sport, compelled him to share a soul with that of a wolf. From there, new wolves were made, and shifters were born.

 

His uncle, Logan, had dealt with horrible side effects from that past, but other than his strength, Parker hadn’t really thought about what that meant. Logan had been far too aggressive even at a young age, and it had taken him years to learn how to fully control his wolf. He, like Parker, had also had to learn how to use their strength wisely when they’d been mere pups and still had to deal with some bursts of overextension some days. The family bloodline was diluted over time, and Parker had had more recent issues with it thanks to his birth father. His mother might be of the line of their honorable ancestors and campfire stories, but his birth father had been one of nightmares. He’d never truly met the man as he’d been young when Corbin died, but he knew the stories. Knew that the former Central Alpha had killed countless in his quest for power.

 

He pushed that thought out of his head, as he knew just letting it in would enrage him.

 

“I’m of that line, yes,” he answered after a moment. No need to lie as he had a feeling these wolves knew far more than this. “What did you find?” he asked.

 

Aurora nodded at one of the male wolves after Parker had spoken. The male stood up with shaky hands, a large box wrapped in cloth clasped between them.

 

Aurora took it gently from him. “This box is made of the woods of our people— Redwood, Aspen, Oak, and so forth. It is said those first Packs, along with the first ever, came together to make it.”

 

Parker frowned. “What’s in the box?”

 

“Open it and see.”

 

Though his wolf had stood at attention as soon as they’d mentioned the box, it wasn’t until Aurora unwrapped it— keeping her hands on the cloth rather than the wood— that his wolf howled.

 

He frowned. “I’m not going to open something I haven’t looked into with wolves I don’t know. I’m sorry if that’s disrespectful, but that just doesn’t seem like a good idea to me.”

 

Aurora’s eyes flashed, but he had a feeling it was more out of respect than anger. “It’s good you’re cautious. That will help.”

 

“Help what?”

 

“There is a prophecy,” she said after a moment. He blinked.

 

“A prophecy?” Why did he feel like he’d suddenly jumped into an old Indiana Jones movie?

 

Aurora’s eyes unfocused as she spoke in a deeper voice.

 

“A wolf of three Packs can break their will or unite them all.

“Once united, the Packs will reveal…

 

“If broken, the Packs will fall…”

 

 

Parker’s wolf rushed to the surface at her words, and he tried to blink, attempted to reach out and catch the woman as she fell forward after she’d finished speaking. Only he felt as if he were moving slower than usual, his mind not quite where it should be. His hand brushed the top of the box, and it slid to the ground, opening on impact.

 

He looked down, his head going fuzzy, his mouth dry.

 

An ancient dagger, or perhaps the tip of a spear, rolled out of the box amidst a dust cloud that slapped at his face.

 

“The weapon of the first hunter,” Aurora croaked before passing out completely. The others surrounded them, yet he could do nothing but try to keep himself upright.

 

Parker tried to speak but couldn’t force his mouth to work. Instead, his body broke out in a cold sweat, and he fell face-first to the ground.

 

The last thing he thought about before passing out was his family.

 

They weren’t here to help him.

 

No one was here to help him.

 

He was all alone.

 

And it was his fault.

 

Again.

 

 


 

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

 

 

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Review: Heated Pursuit (Alpha Security #1) by April Hunt

Heated Pursuit (Alpha Security) - April Hunt

Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures

 

Heated Pursuit

Alpha Security #1
April Hunt
Romantic Suspense
Forever
October 25th 2016
eBook/Paperback
274
Library

 

The first in an all-new romantic suspense series from debut author April Hunt, perfect for fans of Julie Ann Walker, Lora Leigh, and Rebecca Zanetti!

 

TROPICAL HEAT

 

Penny Kline didn't come to Honduras on a pleasure trip. She's here to rescue her kidnapped niece, the only family she's got left. What she didn't plan on was walking into a covert ops mission---or being wrapped up in the hard-muscled arms of Rafe Ortega. The cool-as-ice operative's touch may get her all hot and bothered, but no man can have a hold on her heart until her niece is home where she belongs.

 

Even in the tropics, Alpha Security operative Rafe can take down the bad guys without breaking a sweat. Hostage extractions. Clandestine missions. Those are the things he's been trained to handle. Relationships? Not so much. But one look at this strong, sexy redhead and he's seized by a fierce urge to protect her at all costs. Now Penny and Rafe will have to up their game because they're about to go into a master criminal's lair without backup, and the danger---and passion---is about to explode . . . 

 

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Heated Pursuit is book one in the Alpha Security series by April Hunt. I picked this one up; because so many others raved about this book. I feel like I read a completely different book than what everyone else read. When I finished this one. I was like “Finally! It’s over!” 

 

I won’t go so far as to say I hated it, but it did have too many things that bothered me. It also had some good stuff too, so there were positives and negatives, but it just didn’t work out for me as I was hoping.

 

What I liked:

 

– I liked the Alpha Security team.
– I liked that action and suspense.
– The last 20% of the book.

 

What I Didn’t Like:

 

– The start. It wasn’t a great start or introduction to the novel. I was a little puzzled and confused in the first few chapters.

 

– Penny. I had so many issues with our heroine. I never felt her character and she shouldn’t have been on the Op. It just didn’t feel like she was qualified or ready for this type of deal. 

 

– In the beginning of the book she gets picked up by men in fatigues and hoods, so how does she know WHO these mystery men are? How does she know about the Alpha Security team? Yes, one of them is her brother and she knows that he is part of something, but how can she be so familiar with all the others; especially since she has been estranged from her brother for a long time (family issues). Question after question just from the first few pages.

 

– Next. The guys decide it’s a good idea to send a non-trainee undercover. (I was not feeling this; especially when she does some stupid things that almost blow their cover.) She was informed that their would be bugs everywhere in this bad guy’s house and in every room and what does she do?

 

– Their where at least two incidents where she almost blows their cover. The first time she get’s to their room and was about to get into it with Rafe about something. (Don’t remember the something) This something would have blown their cover sky-hi. How does Rafe save them? Well he kisses her and then they have mind blowing sex and then she realizes she was about to blow their cover. This is just one of the incidents in the book. Ahhhhh!

 

– Rafe and Penny have been in the jungle on the run for two days now. They somehow end up getting hot and heavy; kissing, clothes coming off, him about to go down on her. Can we just say, ewww! Almost sex, no clean clothes, no shower, no teeth cleaning. Totally turned me off. The only thing that stops this from happening is that he sees a bandage on her leg that he didn’t know about. 

 

– Last, I never got a romance. Ya, these two have lust and boy is it combustible, but I never felt it go deeper than that. 

 

Heated Pursuit wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t for me. I may or may not give the next book a try. It had some good things going for it, like the Alpha Security team and suspense, but when the lead character doesn’t appeal, well you have a hard time enjoy the book. 

 

Rated: 2 Stars

 

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Challenge(s): Backlist Reader | Library Love | Pick Your Genre (Con) | New To Me (Author/Series) (2017)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Guest Post: Grace Goodwin (Mating Fever)

 

Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Rocked My World

 

I blame Star Wars. You heard me. I fell in love with Han Solo when I was seven, and I never moved on. He had the coolest best friend ever, a smart mouth, that cheeky grin, and despite his best efforts, just couldn’t make himself walk away from the fight.

 

Yep. I blame Star Wars for my lifelong obsession with Sci-Fi Romance. And that’s why I’m still writing it.  Thinking this through, I knew there had to be a reason or two. So, here it is – my Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Rocked My World:

 

1 – Han Solo. (Cute. Sexy. Funny. ‘nuff said)

 

2 – Light Sabers. No, I never had thing for Luke. I only wanted his pretty saber…

 

3 – Princess Leia was the first woman I saw who was not only IN CHARGE, but bossed people like a BOSS. Man, I wanted to be her when I grew up.

 

4 – Darth Vader. He was soooo bad he was good. I spent hours imagining what he looked like, how he ended up in that suit. He was the ultimate mystery and a very scary villain. Darth Vader gave me shivers!

 

5 – The Force. The Force was fair. The Force didn’t judge or take sides or any of the other BS traps we mere mortals fall into. 

 

Now, years later, I write kick-ass heroines with smart mouths who go off into space to save the universe, get hot sex the way the want it, (without guilt!) and fall in love.

 

Duh!  What ELSE would I be writing? 

 

Hope you have as much fun reading Mating Fever as I had writing it.

 

Xoxo

~Grace

 

 

 

Grace Goodwin 

Mating Fever: (Interstellar Brides, Book 10) 

April 6, 2017 

 

 

Megan Simmons followed her entire Army unit into space as volunteers to protect Earth as members of the Coalition Fleet. Eighteen months later, on a Hive controlled planet, she is separated from her unit and trapped. She is certain death will have its day until an Atlan Warlord appears from nowhere and risks his life to save her. Lost and alone behind enemy lines, Megan will do anything to keep her sexy savior alive until one problem arises, and this one she can’t fight her way out of. Despite the danger, her Atlan Warlord’s beast takes one look at her and decides she belongs to him. 

 

Nyko of Atlan never hesitates to charge into battle against Hive scum. When he sees a human soldier in trouble, he follows routine, ripping his enemies to shreds to save a fellow warrior. But when that warrior turns out to be a beautiful and curvy human female, the beast he’s been fighting suddenly breaks free with just one simple demand…MINE.

 

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Once upon a time, a young girl was born into an average, working class family. The wee little girl, convinced she was not an average child but was, in fact, a fairy princess, longed to leave the mundane world behind and live her dreams. She grew up, went to school, and when she’d grown too big to wear tutus and tiaras in public without drawing unwanted attention, turned to writing down her fantasies instead. Now a bit older, her fantasies have grown to include sexually dominant men who know how to ensure a woman’s pleasure. Grace believes all women should be treated like princesses, in the bedroom and out of it, and writes love stories where men know how to make their women feel pampered, protected and very well taken care of. She currently lives in Oregon where she spends her days writing, and her nights in the arms of her very own Prince. 

 

 

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5 Library Quotes I Like

 

I found some inspirational Library Quotes that I liked and wanted to share them with you. With it being National Library Week and the Library Love Reading Challenge in full swing for four months now. I’ve found some quotes to inspire me and maybe you to use the library.

 

 

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

“My library is an archive of longings.” ― Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

 

“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.” – Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

 

“Your library is your paradise.” ― Desiderius Erasmus

 

“The library is like a candy store where everything is free.” ― Jamie Ford, Songs of Willow Frost

 

 

 

 

 

The Sign-Up for the Library Love Reading Challenge is open all year, so come and join me and several other book lovers in using our library’s!

 

 

 

What are some inspirational Library Quotes you like?
Do you have a favorite from my list?

 

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Welcome To My Library #NationalLibraryWeek

 

Welcome to my library, the Millbrae Library!

 

 

What I like about my library:

 

It’s got a great atmosphere, it’s warm and open.

 

Everything is easy to find.

 

Their online holds is wonderful and easy to use. If you want an eBook or Audio the selection isn’t bad.

 

Look at these great books I’ve picked up so far this year, 2017, from the library:

 

 

The kids area is awesome. It’s so inviting. It’s open. They have a play area and several quiet reading spots. The kids can browse the books easily. My son LOVES it. When kids enjoy the area, you know you have a great spot. 

 

Take a look below at the kids area at my library:

 

 

Friends of the Millbrae Library

 

One of the fist things I did when I moved to my new location was get my library card and joined the Friends of the Millbrae Library. It’s a great way to help support the library.

 

I’ve donated several books that I no longer needed. And, inside the library they have a dedicated book store area. I always check out this area every time I go in. I never know what I might find and I’ve picked up some great books, for nothing. 

 

Check it out: I bought these books at The Friends of the Millbrae Library Book Store:

 

 

 

 

~ Tell me: What do you like about your library? ~

 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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2017 Library Love Challenge