Welcome back to the Razorland trilogy. Deuce, Fade, Tegan and Stalker have survived the infested cities and are now in a small town called Salvation. It’s protected by large walls that have kept the muties/freaks out but they’re getting smarter…
I love this world and the characters. There so much dark and it’s peppered with so much hope. The beginning is kind of slow moving for me. I found Deuce losing herself within the school of Salvation and it just doesn’t feel like her character. The flashbacks are also strange. They are just passages from the first book and don’t move the story along. Once Deuce joins the patrol to protect the fields things are filled with action. I love the fight scenes. Deuce is so graceful and awesome when she fights with her daggers. The romance issue between her and stalker and fade is perfectly done. It makes sense that she doesn’t understand the boys because she’s lived her whole life underground. Then we learn more about the muties/freaks and the whole ‘eat me’ thing is so freaking creepy! The ending is perfect. It gave closure to this book and set up a quest for the third and final book. I can’t wait to read it!
Outpost is another amazing book in the Razorland Trilogy.
Have you seen my soul?
Where do souls go when the living body reaches its end? Do you believe in reincarnation? Recorded history tells us that humans have been on earth for around 10,000 years, but what if human civilization is much older than that? Twelve special souls, the Keepers, know the answer and when two Keepers vie for the love of the same woman, one of them has to lose.
This book is intriguing from page 1. The author paints all the story's characters with a vivid brush, and readers are able to get to know, understand and care about them right through to the end. Although categorized as a romance, far more compelling is the book's interpretation of human history, how civilization began, and the remnants that have carried through to modern times. Brothers Bryce and Thomas are Keepers, two of only twelve ancient souls that are the 'librarians' of human civilization who have lived many lifetimes in many different bodies. Tess is the object of their affection, a young widowed mother trying to get through dark times and in too much pain to be interested in their advances. Tess's unexplained nightmares and daytime visions have her questioning her sanity, but when a neighborhood girl is murdered, her hallucinations become all too real and put her own life in danger.
The characterizations of all three main players are extraordinary; I could literally see their movements and facial expressions in my mind as the author described them. I felt sorry for Thomas, who is actually the most anguished of the trio, and was hoping he would find the peace and happiness he so dearly seeks. I was also a bit jealous of Tess who, though tragically losing her husband, had both of these hot hunks after her!!
A sweet yet thought-provoking story with a 'soul' of its own that takes yours along for the ride. Well done!
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Elecia is in a world where men dominate. Woman are expected to obey. It has been this way for a millennium and no one seems to want to change things, except Athena Rochan. Athena ran her fathers’ shipping company while he is away at war. She increased profits, improved their fleet, and garnered new contracts. Her fathers reward is putting her in her place and hires Barik Lugaren to train her in the ways of Elecian woman and whats to be expected as a wife. She must submit to him or be disowned. Athena believes Elecian laws towards woman are barbaric and disgusting. She will submit to her training in order to see her mother but, she will fight Barik all the way.
The story has a different and interesting plot, which I really enjoyed. Although the planet is advanced, the way it is described seems somewhat backwards than advanced but it makes the story that much better. Athena, now she is great. She is full of spunk and would not be broken by Barik. Barik is another spicy aspect of story. I must say I find his way of training Athena jaw dropping at times. I am definitely surprised with some of her training and how things turn out. This book could be great as a series. All in all a great short story!
Couples therapy is murder especially during the zombie apocalypse. Sarah and David are days away from giving up on their life together. Then a plague breaks out. Between toilet seat etiquette, they have to chop off a few heads. But as the saying goes - the couple that slays together, stays together.
Zombies and snarky couple humor go great together! So do Sarah and David. This reminded me of that movie Zombieland but the focus being an unhappy couple. I'm not one for domestic books, I much prefer aliens to drama. But this book is really entertaining and I am surprised by just how fast I read it. It isn't all humor, there's action and a few sad scenes. It's hard having to kill your zombified friends and family. The death by toilet set scene was my favorite, I think.
Married with zombies is a humorous start to this undead series!
David is in love with his ex-step daughter. It’s intense and obsessive, boarding stalker behavior. Gillian isn’t close with her mother but considers David a friend. He saved her seven years ago when she was almost raped. She’s still fighting the nightmares but her life is coming together.
Intense, describes this book perfectly. David is intense. The sex is intense. I should have read this book while sitting under a cold shower. Damn! The romance is definitely well done in this book. David is a bit creepy at first, I mean, he’s following her around, but being in his point of view really cleared that up for me. He’s angry and overprotective and he’s not sure how to deal with those feelings so he goes over the line to keep her safe. Gillian is a sweet woman who’s lonely and utterly confused about men in general. She had that bad experience in the past and isn’t sure about her feelings for her ex stepfather. I love them together. The plot is just as intense as the characters. And I absolute love her realistic reaction when David admits he’s been following her. It’s honest, natural and feels very real. And that ending! I cannot stop reading. It is a wild fall from an immense height. It’s action and intensity. I cheered Gillian on and then grinned like a madwoman when David shows up.
My only issue and the reason for not giving this 5 sexy stars is that the edits are a bit rough. On a few occasions mistakes pulled me out of the story: they instead of the, onto instead of on top, cutting the engine in one paragraph then again in the next without turning the car back on, no instead of now, ect. That kind of stuff.
Only His is an intense book that should definitely be read by anyone looking for a sexy story and I highly recommend it!
Ann Aguirre has another epic series in The Razorland Trilogy!
Deuce comes of age in an underground colony called an enclave. There are three choices, become a builder, a breeder or a hunter. She's been dreaming of hunting down freaks and keeping the enclave safe. She's paired with Fade, a boy they found alone in the tunnels years ago. Together they discover the freaks, human zombie hybrids, are getting smarter. However, the higher powers of the enclave don't believe them. They are soon kicked out and must go to the surface where they discover everything she's been told has been a lie.
What an epic start to a new series! I love this unique, layered world the author created. She explained it wonderfully in satisfying mouthfuls. It shapes wonderfully complex characters. Deuce is so confused and trying to be strong. I instantly liked her. I rooted for her as well as the brooding Fade. From the underground to the surface this is a awesome journey about surviving but not losing one humanity. I've already ordered the second and third book in the series.
Whether you like young adult or not, Enclave is a must read!
I really like MC Romance stories. They usually have just the right amount of dirty. Sarah is kidnapped by her ex and saved by her current crush but both men are willing to fight to have her.
The premise of this story is fabulous! The plot is fabulous! So why the four stars? Sarah. Yeah, she lost me quickly when she starts joking about being kidnapped. Really? Then she goes and has lunch like it’s no big deal. All throughout the story she does odd things that don’t make sense. Although I did enjoy this biker romp, Sarah made the story less enjoyable. Knife is sex on a two legs, pure delicious yum. *Swoon* The sex scenes are very good. Again it comes down to the all-consuming, sexy biker Knife.
I look forward to more books in this series.
Title: At The End of the Rainbow
Author: Evi Asher
Length: novel 109 pgs
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars - A good read
Heat: 3 - blushworthy
"Come with me, my love; To the sea...the sea of love..."
Marina, heir to the throne of the water fae, hides from her heritage behind the shelves of her magic shop. The Court of the water fae at the bottom of the ocean is the last place she ever wants to see again, and for good reason. Saul is an ancient mage who believes his one true love was lost to him long ago and is now head of the Echelon, a peacekeeping force that protects humans from otherworldly harm. To solve his latest case he needs help from the current Queen of the Water Fae, and knows that Marina is his ticket to get there. What he doesn't know is why she refuses to return to her realm or just how much Marina is secretly attracted to him. But an immortal magus like Saul has more than a few tricks up his sleeve and manages to maneuver them both to the underwater kingdom in spite of Marina's objections. When her motives are revealed Saul discovers just how much he desires her too, and when he nearly loses her, finally learns the meaning of a witch's prophecy he has suffered under for centuries.
I liked Marina and Saul as characters, both of them having guarded pasts and finding ways to cope in the modern world so as to deny their true destinies. I love clever dialogue, and this pair's witty, barbed discourse throughout the story is most entertaining. I get a kick out of the water-referenced names given to Marina's friends and family, like Lorelei, Manta, Ray, Marlin, Oyster, etc. However, in this Book 3 of the Echelon series, we do not see any action or resolution to Saul's mission which is the whole purpose in his visit to the Water Fae world to begin with. Similarly, there are also a few loose threads in the story that lend themselves to explanation in future installments of the Echelon series, but the conclusion of At the End of the Rainbow doesn't really leave the reader excited to get to the next book to find out. More of a "cliffhanger" ending here might have done the trick...since tricks are what mages and immortals are best at!
With a stolen lottery ticket, Lucas changes his whole life. A private island and expensive underwear are a few of the things he’s spent some of the money on. And if the world thinks he’s going through boyfriends as fast as his underwear, he’ll let them think that. Phoenix is a thief and he wants to make one last big score. He beds Lucas to steal the jewels that dangle from a very private place on Lucas’ anatomy. So why does he feel bad now? And what happens when Lucas catches him?
This is the first contemporary story from this author, I was curious to see how it would turn out. I love his other works. And I love this! It is so much fun to read. It starts off scary, for both Lucas and Phoenix. But those situations are what engages and pulls you into the story. Like all of James Cox's books, this is fast, fun, snarky and smoking hot. He writes like no other, with great plots, characters and story lines. And boy does he know how to write a sex scene. Completely enjoyed this story.
Stealing His Dangling Jewels is a must read!
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Title: Boots, Chaps, and Cowboy Hats
Author: Alysha Ellis, BA Tortuga, Nan Comargue, Wendi Zwaduk, Molly Ann Wishlade, Beth Carter
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Western
TBR Reviewer: Amy
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read!
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
In this anthology you get six different stories by six authors. Each story is most definitely packed with steamy scenes with a lot of cowboy goodness. Since the stories are so short there isn’t much more to them. They did a good job with describing and characterizing, especially the cowboys! I just wish there's more story and less sex. My favorite story is Tied and Taken by BA Tortuga. The mystery of these two and how they are brought together again by sheer luck is great!