Grant is pure alpha, sexy, dominant, nasty talking and hell, I’m blushing just thinking about him. McKay is sweet and likes safe men. She feels out of control near him but the real problem is that Grant is her boyfriend’s father...
Wow! My God. I need ice water, a cold shower and at least three hours alone. This book is hot. I’m talking flaming. This author gave us scorching touching, sizzling kisses and burn me, baby! *Insert a couple gulps of ice water* That’s on top of a fantastic, if taboo, plot that was so well written. I wasn’t sure if taboo was my thing but sweet lord, the author made sure I’d love it. This book is so freaking hot! I love how real the ending felt. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It was gritty and messy and honest.
A must read!
This ten author anthology centers around Alpha shifters of all types claiming their mates. Some are fated matings where the first sniff, f**k, taste, etc. lets them know that they've found the right one for them. Some are more subtle, while some are rough, wild, or even bordering on dubious-consent, but the one thing all these stories have in common is sex! These stories are guaranteed to rev up your imagination.
I particularly enjoyed two stories: "His Great Dane" by Karly Germain was unusual in scope and characters. I enjoyed the fact that the "Alpha" in this pairing was only part shifter and had his own issues to deal with rather than being "perfect" and that the shifter breeds were different than the norm. "Bad Moon Rising" by Pelaam had the romance aspect down and even though it left unanswered questions that could easily set it up for a sequel, I still found it satisfying.
All the stories, however, were enjoyable to read and could easily fill a few minutes here and there when you do not have time for a full novel. I definitely think fans of alpha males and their mates should read this anthology.
Till Surrender (Paranormal Security Council book 2) by Avril Ashton
Genre: paranormal m/m romance
Length: novel (113 pgs.)
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: Four Stars - Recommended Read.
Heat: Three Handcuffs - Blush Worthy.
Takayo St. John ("Saint") is a member of the elite assassins that serve the Paranormal Security Council keeping the peace between various paranormal groups and the humans with which they share their world. When Saint is sent to infiltrate the home of Nathan Valte because of the threat the professor has become to the paranormal world, he stumbles into a situation he
does not expect: face-to-face with his mate, Nathan's younger brother, Ryken.
This is a fast-paced story with instant attraction/lust between the two men and lots going on to get between them. Not only is Saint supposed to kill his mate's brother, he also has a generations-old curse to deal with that comes to life once he meets Ryken. I enjoyed the story line and find the overall world to be fun but the cliff hanger at the end of the book is a killer! I really appreciated watching Ryken get his act together and put his bodyguard boyfriend
in his place, refusing to allow Saint to make all the decisions and face all the danger alone.
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Title: In Wicked Chains
Author: Avril Ashton
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Urban, interracial
Length: 138 pages
Rating: 5 STARS
Heat: 4 HANDCUFFS
In Wicked Chains is a perfect title for this sexy tale! Elina is a woman with a painful past. After two years on her own she's recovered for the most part with the help of her good friend Sasha. So in a way it's sweet that she's fallen for Sasha's brother, Kingston. That is where the
sweet in this story ends. Kingston is a man who likes to be in control of everything, including his relationships or should I say one night stands. The guilt he bares from his past and his pension for sex on the rough side keep him from looking as Elaina as anything more than a friend but this shy woman has other plans.
Elina has finally gathered up the courage to tell Kingston how she feels. What she finds instead is a heated scene of King being sexually pleasured by one of his many nameless faceless. This is all a part of Ms. Ashton's evil genius. The heat factor rockets off the rector scale when Elina convinces King to give her the chance. His one stipulation was they keep things strictly about the physical. It's a rule she's determined to break.
The push, pull, and tempt between King and Elina is plenty to keep you glued to the pages but Ms. Ashton gives you even more as painful secrets long buried come back to haunt. This gripping tale is sure to please any romance reader. It also threads in tidbits of stories gone by in this series for readers who've been following along as well as setting up the scene for one of
the future books.
With lots of smoking hot sex and a solid , adventure filled plot this is a top pick for me.
Paranormal, romance - novella
TBR reviewer: Tana
Till Abandon is a paranormal erotica romance novel; we are first introduced to Valtarie, she is known as “Death Bringer”. Valtarie has known for over five years that she is the mate to Blake Monteza powerful Alpha werewolf shifter. Blake who is in the midst of a war isn’t sure he can trust Valtarie and wonders why she has shown up now. There is a lot of magic in the air and enemy’s around every corner who would like to kill both Valtarie and Blake. Will Blake be able to get over who she is and can he trust her? When one of Blake’s pack members is killed they are told by the Elders to deal with this quickly as they are not happy with all the fighting that is going on with Blake’s pack. Blake and Valtarie will have to work together to figure out who is after them.
Ms. Ashton has written a very sexy, steamy novel. The character descriptions were done well for a book of this length. The downside to a novella is sometimes you wish you could read a bit more about the main characters past and get to know them better. Still, Ms. Ashton seem kept me caught up on the important facts. Her words flowed smoothly and before I knew it I was at the end wishing there was more. The plot is well developed and gives you everything a good book should. The sex between Valtarie and Blake is hot and has some very erotic scenes. This novel should come with warning, 'hot erotica content' but that's in a good way. I really enjoyed the scenes where Valtarie took control and showed her dominate side. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance filled
with some hot erotica. I can't wait to read the second book in this series.
"Will you fucking die already?" Voltaire pressed the right heel of her gold Zanotti’s into the bullet hole in the man’s neck. The idiot keeping her from her date struggled—a futile effort, if she did say so herself. His cobalt-blue eyes stared up at her from his position on the floor, pleading for mercy while his body twitched. Wet sounds gurgled in his throat, then he
coughed. Dark red blood flew everywhere, dotting the back of her heel and running like a red stream down the corner of his mouth. Pink tears leaked from his eyes.
"Damn it, now look what you’ve done." She lifted her foot off his throat to inspect the damage to her shoe. "I bought these today, specially for this occasion, and you go and fuck them up."
Men. Can’t train them, or horsewhip them in the middle of the street. What the hell is there left to do? Kill ‘em.
She knelt beside the man, who was getting bluer by the minute, and shook her head. "You know, that colour does great things for your skin tone." She grabbed the sleeve of his white shirt and wiped off her heel. Blood pooled under him, sinking into the plush, grey carpet. She glanced up at the digital clock on his desk. He had some fabulous things in this office—she’d take a tour of the house if she wasn’t so damned strapped for time.
A dull buzzing started on the left side of her skull, annoying as a mosquito.
"Will you stop already with the fucking mind control? You’ve been trying it all night, and has it worked?" She lifted an eyebrow and projected her thoughts to him. Obviously not. You pissed off the Council and they’ve marked you for extinction. She bared her teeth. "Unfortunately for you, they gave you to me as a going away gift."
Tugging the bowie knife from her ankle strap, she slashed his throat with a flick of her wrist.
"That’s for taking up so much of my goddamn time."
She fished the disposable cell phone from the back pocket of her jeans and pulled off her black gloves with her teeth. Hitting the redial button, she straightened and stepped delicately over the body on her way to the door.
Voltaire paused at the threshold and took one last look over her shoulder to admire her handiwork. Damn, sometimes she astonished even herself.
The married father of four hadn’t batted an eye when she’d sent him a drink at the bar then offered herself to him for the night. She gave him bonus points for not taking her to his marital home. Apparently Mr Moneybags kept an apartment downtown for his nightly hook-ups.
Fucking men. Is nothing sacred anymore? Sure, she’d been paid a couple of mil to kill him, but still.
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