Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. When the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity. By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.
Dark and Dirty is a 4 story anthology that’s all about the dark romance. Does it deliver? Yes! Sexy? You’re going to need a cold shower or your significant other available. How about a plot? Nothing is worse than hot sex without a story to go with it. Guess what, this anthology has it all!
NOT ONE NIGHT by D.C. Stone
REDEEMER by Kastil Eavenshade
SLICK by Lea Bronsen
ADDICTIONS by R. Brennan
Each story has its own unique contemporary plot and sexy characters. I enjoyed them all. If you’re looking for sweet romance then run right along. If you like things on the edgy side then definitely give this book a try.
Dark and Dirty is exactly as the name implies, a highly recommend read!
Darcelle Lebeau knows she's different. Relegated to the shadows of her sister's celebrity existence, she forsakes her family-dictated role as unpaid PA and general handmaiden in favor of her own shadowy world of stealth and robbery. For a year she's yearned to meet her mysterious underworld mentor whom she calls 'Matou'-- meaning 'Tomcat'. But Matou has more than B&E training in mind for his kitten--his 'minou'. Can love and larceny co-exist? Or will curiosity and the biggest heist of Darcelle's career kill the cat burglar inside her?
I liked Darcelle Lebeau for her rebel instincts and enjoyed the story for its originality in setting the characters and the romance within a world of occupational crime. It's refreshing to see a heroine who knows from the get-go she will never follow a conventional or directed path, and embracing her true nature rather than denying it. Her 'Matou' Sebastian St. Croix is predictably mysterious, outrageously handsome and obscenely rich. It would have been nice to see a few more flaws and internal angst from this hero; seems like there's more backstory to him than is actually revealed which renders him a bit bland and uninteresting. As well, Darcelle's estrangement and subjugation by her mother and sister is never explained and seems unfounded. While there were a few flashes of brilliance, the general writing style seemed uninspired and occasionally silly. "The night was dark, which was a break for them." Hello? Cat Burglars? The sex scenes between Darcelle and Sebastian are borderline hot,
but seem to fizzle before actually giving the reader their payday. Some wasted potential here.
All that aside, the premise and story is original and entertaining. Everyone has a little larceny inside, and this story will definitely let your inner cat burglar out of the bag!
Title: The Concert Pianist
Author: Judy and Keith
Length: Novella, 68 pgs
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
They say true genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But for 13-year-old Elizabeth Crenshaw, it's 100% fate. The spirit of aspiring pianist Lola Schumann lays trapped in a second-hand piano, and only Elizabeth can tell her story through the music that flows magically from the keys into her fingers.
The authors display some admirable musical knowledge in this story, which gave it a satisfying authenticity for this reader. However, the murder mystery within the story is the main event here, focusing on police detective Gareth Lomas and his cold case file on Lola Schumann. So much so, that the main character seems to be Gareth rather than Elizabeth, whom we are introduced to at the beginning of the story. The short length of this work doesn't allow for much detail into the Elizabeth's journey nor the backstory of Lola and detective Lomas' subsequent investigation. A full-blown Lee-Child-esque novel could almost be pulled from these pages, and I hope the author takes up that challenge someday.
That said, the quickness with which this story takes place gives the feeling of being written in a hurry too, leaving some mistakes and trite, too-expedient details in its wake. If they can get past those, mystery readers and music lovers will enjoy this imaginative story!
This is not only my favorite book of the series but it’s one of my favorite books of all time!
Kaleb is the most powerful Psy on the planet. He can literally cause earthquakes, teleport anywhere in the world and destroy the planet if he so choose. Growing up with a madman for a guardian has made him hard and cold. That is, until he find the woman he’s been searching six years for. Sahara was taken and tortured as a child, she’s only held on because she created a labyrinth in her mind to protect herself. When Kaleb rescues here she has no idea who he is or that they have violent past. As the Pure Psy set about more plots to destroy those they deem unworthy, Sahara begins to remember and Kaleb starts to thaw…...
Complete and utter girly squeal on this book. Seriously, I am in love with this story. I love Kaleb and his horrible childhood. I love how Sahara’s has to deal with her own crappy childhood. I love how they come together and heal each other. I love, love, love this book. Over the course of the book, Kaleb begins to open up and show his true heart. Sahara brings out the best in him. There also a great amount of action that pushes the story forward.
Heart of Obsidian is an amazing story about hurt, healing and ass kicking. A must read!
Yes, it’s almost June and yes, I’m reading a Christmas book. *shrugs* Don’t judge me. This book is really good!
Jonas is an incubus who has one soul to collect to fulfill his contract. The problem is He’s falling for Holly, the soul he’s supposed to take. This is a short story that does a great job with interesting characters and a touch of kinky sex. I really liked Jonas and his predicament. His Christmas fetish is unique and quirky! The romance is too quick though and the story is rushed. Although short, this is still a fun story and I look forward to the next one!
Holiday romance lovers will definitely enjoy Holidays in Hell!
Let me start off by saying, I love greek mythology. Love it! Hercules, Xena, ect, loved them. When I read the blurb for this book, I was intrigued. Then I found out it has to do with the God Ares being the leader of twelve sexy men trying to keep Hades in the underworld. Say what?! *grabby hands*
First Contact has to deal with two of these soldiers, Wolf and Gunner, meeting the love of their lives and having to rescue her. Romantic suspense anyone? Give me some of that! Oh, oh, did I mention the piercings? *thud*
Wolf and Gunner, if I have to choose…I’d be forever stumped. They’re both gorgeous, badasses and I want one of each please. So. Freaking. Hot! Camilla is the kindergarten teacher that’s attacked by…wait for it…werewolves. Odd but okay, I’ll work with that. If there are Gods why can’t their be werewolves? Once the trio meet it’s a fabulous balance of romance and action. I love how the plot comes together and the sex is so damn yummy. I cannot wait to read the next book!
First Contact is a new paranormal, greek mythology, sexy series by the talented April Zyon. A must read!
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This book is really two romances in one. Hawke and Sienna. There’s also the tangled tale of Lara and Walker. As these four are trying to find their way to each other the Psy are getting bolder. The biggest attack is in on the verge of happening. Hawke has to decide if he wants to open up and let Sienna in…
There were a lot of scene changes in here with a lot of characters so that is kind of jumpy. However, I love this story! The push and pull between Hawke and Sienna is intoxicating. Their romance is a beautiful dance as the action builds up to a big fight between Psy and Changeling. Lara and Walker’s romance is sweet but I’m not as enamored of them as I am with Sienna and Hawke. I’ve already ordered the next three books in this series. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you start at book one. It’s a long story but each book has its own amazing tale.
Salvatore is a vampire. Yoram is an alpha trying to save his pack. They’re mates but much stands between them before they can find their happy ending...
Salvatore meets his mate when he’s 7 ...…yes, that’s 7 years old. Um,…kind of gross but okay. He’s terminally ill and the only way to save him is to turn him into a vampire. This results in Salvatore becoming lonely and kind of self-absorbed. His character does grow throughout the story so don’t be too hung up on that. Once the two men accept each other there’s a lot of sexiness and it’s kind of a quick personality change. I like Yoram so much! He’s just trying to keep his pack together and get his mate to realize he loves him. It’s sweet. Other than the unbalanced pace this is a great shifter read! Toby is a sarcastic character that I really enjoyed.
If you love stories about mates falling for each other through hard times, I highly recommend To Touch You!
Moira is in serious trouble! Her apartment is ransacked, her bank hacked, and she’s being stalked. When she runs, it is for her life and she knows of only one man who can keep her safe. Neil is her father’s friend and he has his own issues, the main one being that he’s a dragon shifter...
I really like this book. I’m up to my neck in shifter stories but with the romantic suspense added to this book I think it really worked out. Moira (love that name!) had a hard past with a criminal father but I like how she’s not the complete damsel in distress. Neil is a sexy, older dragon shifter who finds that Moira is no longer the little girl he remembers. Their romance is splintered with great action which kept me turning the pages.
The romance is sexy and the plot is a page turner, Her Dangerous Mistake is a highly recommended read!