Welcome to a historical romance with sexy Vikings!
Who doesn’t love a fair-haired Viking with a heart of gold?! Nylander has never had a real home, being an orphan but meeting Callie changes his world. Callie has poured every fiber of her being into taking care of the estate but everything is turned upside down when she meets Nylander.
Pirates and swords and romance, oh my! There are secrets abound in Her Midnight Sin. I really like both Callie and Nylander’s personality. Their chemistry on the pages is palpable. The action is wonderfully exciting. My only complaint would be that some scenes are a bit slow moving. This historical setting and dialogue are a treat. I really enjoyed those details. If you’re a fan of historical romance, I think you’d treasure the story of Nylander and Callie!
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Gino and Rosa are survivors. When a threat from Rosa’s own family comes to light, Gino has a choice to make. One that’s life or death, love or loss.
Dark, dirty and heart wrenching. That pretty much explains this book. The pain this author put these characters through is just cruel and it really makes me cheer for them. In terms of the action, there’s a ton. The growing love between Gino and Rosa is beautiful then some seriously hot romance. I love this dark romance vibe that’s been so popular lately. A Sense of Guilt is a must read for those readers who like their heart pulled out of there chest and then sewed back up by an amazing story. Intense action. Stunning romance. I can’t wait to read more in this series!
Hannah is a pushover. Her mother picked her boyfriend, her job is lacking and then she meets Rocco. He’s been through a rough childhood with abusive parents and survived Afghanistan. Can two people from opposite sides of life, find a happy ending together?
This is a fantastic contemporary romance. Rocco really had my heart strings twisting. He survives so much as a child and still has residual issues. Hannah is a bit harder to like. She’s too much of a pushover for my taste. When she meets Rocco it’s like she’s found her backbone. I love the drama and the passion! And Richard the ‘boyfriend’, I wanted to punch that guy and not in the face. The author did a great job bringing these characters to life. If you enjoy contemporary romance, you’re going to love Hannah’s Bliss!
The book starts with Elizabeth finishing up with a gyno visit. That’s where she meets a sexy new nurse and he drinks her blood! It’s definitely an unexpected meeting. I found it different and entertaining. Alex is overwhelmed with thirst for Elizabeth. He has to find her and convince her that he means her and her daughter no harm. But harm does come to them in the form of Alex’s past…
Yeah, that beginning is awkward. I wish she’d have just been giving blood or I don’t know something else. Did Elizabeth really see Alex drinking her blood? Alex is surprised by his attraction to Elizabeth. They do have some great chemistry. When his past catches up things finally get some action. The point of view jumps are really rough though. There’s no warning, just a jump in first person point of view. I had a hard time following that, it did diminish some of the joy of reading the story. There are a few twists in the book and some good sex scenes that is sure to heat your blood. If you love vampire romances (huge Trueblood fan here), I’d suggest giving Drawing Bloodlines a read.
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This is a collection of children’s stories:
The Teapot and The Kettle
The Last Unicorn
The White Rhino
The Lost Puppy
The Green Knight and The Dragon Warrior Save Santa
Each story has a really cute hand drawn picture that I think kids would enjoy looking at. My kids are getting a bit too old for these stories, but it might be a bit much for younger kids. I think if you give the stories a read, you’ll be able to tell if these bedtime stories will work for your children. Each story has an interesting fantasy twist that I found amusing. Overall, I think this is a fun book that middle-aged children would enjoy reading.
Matteo helps Dakota with her shifter and she shows him what he twenty first centry is like. He’s been in cat form for a long time but their mating causes Matteo shifter problems. He must keep away from Dakota to keep them both save. When Dakota is kidnapped by a rogue military force he must save her, at any cost.
I really love the characters in this book. Matteo has a harsh, complicated history and meeting the complex Dakota only adds to the beautiful chaos. Their romance plays out among the action of the military attack. It gives a nice break to the romance and keeps the story going forward. The sex is super hot and definitely going to get the blood flowing. There are a few slow spots in the book that felt a bit bogged down but that’s really my only complaint. In terms of a shifter book, Matteo and Dakota really stand out. If you like shifters with a lot of heat then this book should be on your list to read!
We’re back in the world of Veiled Eliminators! Twenty-Four is an assassin who is partnered with an android/cyborg named Ninety one. However, their mismatched nature may actually bring them closer together. As they risk their lives on a mission, loyalties are testing and their world forever changed.
The beginning is a little confusing. I wasn’t sure what is going on or who the characters are. Eventually you get an ohhhh moment. Now I understand the beginning but the way it is written is confusing to start a story. That said, this is another great addition to the series. This follows the same pattern as the first two books. Loyal assassins go on a mission, see the truth and defect but not without a battle. I like Twenty-Four. She survives some terrifying events and is stronger for it. The romance between them is sweet and slow but I wish it had more heat. The action and intrigue is, as always in this series, fantastic!
They Were Soldiers...
Until a ruthless mercenary's dark experiments made them so much more. Elite fighters Nick Cormac and Chase Turner are sworn to hunt him and his operatives down, but never counted on a pretty, green-eyed blond named Emelia Drake getting in the way. Oh, Emelia; stuck in a dead-end job and jilted by yet another cheating boyfriend, she deserves a little excitement. But stumbling into a criminal operation and forced into hiding with two hot soldiers of fortune is at first more terrifying than exciting. Convinced that Chase and Nick are gay, Emelia has to keep her lustful instincts on lock-down; but as the trio spend more time together, they discover that love can be a three-way street.
This story initially intrigued me on the premise of a power-mad mercenary attempting to create super-soldiers, and was mildly disappointed that little was revealed in this regard. However, watching the gradual and sweet seduction of Emelia by two men whose love for each other turns out to be more than just sexual preference, totally made up for it. Soldier on, Ghost Unit 1; can't wait to meet the boys (and girls?) of Ghost Unit 2 !!
Reuben’s dream of playing for the New Zealand rugby team is almost coming to fruition. Then he meets proud Cameron who’s a nurse. With Reuben hiding his sexuality and eyes on the prize, does Cameron have a place in his life?
I know nothing about rugby. Literally, nothing. I’ve never seen it, I don’t know anybody who watches it, and yet I had little problem following the sport in this book. It is written interestingly and easy to follow. Some terms are a bit lost on me but it didn’t really impact the story. Reuben’s story is heartbreaking. From his abusive father to his love of his nephew. Cameron hasn’t had an easy road either. When the two men meet there’s such a feeling of hope and beautiful possibilities. However, nothing’s ever that easy. My only reason for not giving this book five stars is the jumping first person point of view. That threw me out of the story a few times and also made me lose track of characters. The ending is really satisfying and it makes me hope this is the start of a great new series!
Crossing the Touchline is a must read for those that enjoy sports romance novels!
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resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people’s state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers’ life-giving blood, he can’t help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.
As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost…
Interview with Rebecca Hefner
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m really excited to introduce you to the first book in my Etherya’s Earth series, entitled The End of Hatred. It’s a new paranormal romance series that re-imagines the age-old story of Vampyres and Slayers.
How long have you been writing?
The End of Hatred is my first published book, although I’ve been writing for years. For twelve years I worked in corporate America as a medical device sales rep. Or, as I like to say, I played a doctor on TV. At night, when I would come home tired from the day, I would always love to curl up with a good romance novel.
Who inspires your writing?
I discovered romance novels when I was young and would sneak into my mother’s bedroom to read the stories of Judith McNaught, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown. More recently, I’ve discovered many more great authors such as Lisa Kleypas, JR Ward, Julie James and Kit Rocha, to name a few.
What themes were important to you when writing the series?
I’m a huge Star Wars and Game of Thrones fan but also love a good romance novel. It was difficult for me to find novels that had all of the fantasy and action themes I loved (including a good twist!) as well as a satisfying romance. Therefore, I hope my books will take readers on an adventure, while giving them all the feels and satisfaction of a satisfying central romance and HEA.
What are your favorite characteristics of the two main characters in The End of Hatred?
Miranda, the heroine, is so kick-ass. I want to be her when I grow up. It is very important to me that I write strong female characters who represent all of the amazing women I’m surrounded by in my life. We all have such power and strength and I love writing characters who embody that. Sathan, the hero, is the perfect equal to Miranda and challenges her when she needs it. He’s also a sexy-as-sin Vampyre, so that leads to some steamy action for both of them!
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