Oh, Gargoyles, sexy protectors and the end of the world! Rose is a gargoyle shifter. Cal is the man that thought she was dead and who was supposed to protect her. Now they start an uneasy truce as evil tries to break into our world.
Rose was my favorite. She was smart, tough and her inner thoughts were really freaking entertaining. So what if she turns into a gargoyle once a month? Cal is a badass sentinel that can talk too and see the dead. He also thought Rose was killed during the massacre. All the characters were fabulous but Rose and Cal were definitely my favorite. There were also a lot of cute quirks, the angelic slap to the back of the head when Cal cursed and the horny ghost Tom. I loved the twists in this story too. The action was really packed and entertaining. My reason for 4 stars was that some of the story was a bit too much too fast, gargoyles, demons, angels, ghosts, sentinels, rifts, etc. But this story was a fabulous start to a new series that I am going to keep reading.
Locked in Stone is a new take on paranormal romance that you shouldn't miss!
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Prophecy of Blood by Tory Michaels
Page Count: 275 pages
Genre: Paranormal romance, Slight BDSM content
Ratings: 5 Stars - Highly Recommended
Heat: 5 Handcuffs - Orgasmic
Christine and Jordon are in a race to save the world but who said you can’t mix business with pleasure. Now saving the world is turning out to be much simpler than figuring out Jordon.
I love this series, the last book wasn’t as enjoyable as the first for me but this one totally made up for that and imagine my surprise that it was with the characters from the previous book, as things make so much more sense now.
My last review I left off saying that I didn’t particularly care for the heroines whining but with some character growth and more background, I find myself having a lot more love and empathy for her. I completely relate to the secondary plot of the story in which a girl has to navigate the crazy life of whether there might ever be more or if they should just be happy with having the occasion
rocking sex. Oh and does the sex rock in this book! I have on more than one occasion had to stop and fan myself. That’s code for attack my husband!
I love Jordon, I love to love him and I love how sometimes I don’t love him at all but actually hate him and then he does something to make me love him again. He is a dynamite of a character that really makes the story.
The delivery is so good it adds a breath of fresh air into the plot. The story flew off the pages. I didn't have to take the time to picture it as it was already there. I truly enjoyed this read and highly
recommend Prophecy of blood to the paranormal romance lovers out there.
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Paranormal Romance - novel
TBR Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Hate is a funny thing, it’s a strong emotion that if cut in half would find a far different emotion but when all you’ve know is hate how do you put it aside. Chris Javert knows hate all too well and much of it directed Jordan MacNaught but her despised enemy needs her help in discovering who murdered his wife. If she doesn’t help him she puts her goals of peace at risk but if she helps him then she faces a much larger risk, one that she may never recover from.
I read the first book and absolutely loved it. When offered this one, I didn’t even hesitate to say yes. I enjoyed it, not as much as I did the first but those characters are going to be hard to beat. Still the author stuck with what made the first one great and it carried over to this book as well. We still have the amazing amount of details that the author loves to pack into a book and you freely flow through the written word. I completely forgot about the world and troubles as I got completely lost in this book. While this doesn’t have the same plot as the other book there is still that Old Worldly feel that I truly enjoyed about the first and we are once more incased in an intense suspense that keeps us interested.
However, if you asked me what really pulled everything together it was the intense emotions of the characters. They are contrasting dynamics, dynamite and gun powder, the explosion between the two is a complete blast to watch. Yet I missed the balls to the wall heroine that we had from the first book. Don’t get me wrong, I like Chris but I found her a bit too vulnerable and whiney at times which I kind of feel too many authors are writing now a days. Give me a empowered woman any day of the week over a whiner.
Everything combined together made for a really enjoyable read and I still highly recommend this author and series. This is good stuff that any vampire paranormal lover is sure to enjoy.
Jordan leaned back and absently smoothed a crease from his pant leg. The
crease didn’t really matter. It lay next to a four-inch gaping rip from her
claws. His skin showed only minor scratches, his vampire-healing already closing
the wounds, so no more blood seeped.
Fear still perfumed the air, mixed with just a hint of arousal, and further
relaxed his perturbation. The fear never showed on her face, and almost never in
her stance, but Chrissy was afraid of him, as she should be. She rose above it,
and that was why he let her live.
No, probably not, he admitted. Chrissy was passionate, full of a certain joie
de vivre. Not even his recently dispatched wife Angel matched her. Angel had
wanted only the so-called “monster” that lurked beneath his veneer of
civilization, demanding, dealing, and accepting pain as par for their course.
Chrissy saw, he suspected, more than that in him, a rather flattering
observation from someone who had every reason to want him dead. She didn’t cower
before his darker side. Maybe, if he were right about her and what she was, he
might have the opportunity to just be himself, something he’d not had since his
conversion in the wretched “Holy Lands”. He had never trusted anyone with the
truth. Someone with the same problem, same secret, on the other hand …
A balanced approach was necessary, of course. No sense presenting his back
for her stake. So few people, her the only woman, deserved to stay on the right
side of the dirt. Yes, quite safe to say, he liked her.
Paranormal, Suspense, Romance - novel
TBR Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Dara MacKechnie is the chief mediator for the vampires, a peaceful job for the last eighty years but that’s all about to go down hill. When the body count starts to pile up she knows the peace treaty is in trouble. She knows she has no choice but to work with Anthony Caldwell, the head of the vampire council but they have a past. A past that makes it hard for either of them to trust but they will have to in order to make it out of this situation alive.
To say that I’ve read every kind of vampire book out there is an understatement but the author did a remarkable job in making this book refreshing. Everything about the plot stood out. The world that we are drawn into has an old worldly feel to it but also carries a taste of modern and edgy. I hesitate to compare it to anything but if my arm was twisted I’d lean toward comparing it to Underworld.
The lead character Dara even has that “I’ll kick your butt and take names later” type attitude. She never backs down from a challenge which I found pleasantly different to the more vulnerable heroines I’ve been reading lately. Anthony is the perfect compliment to Dara and even as they struggled against each other it was easy to see how well suited they were to each other. That was another thing that I truly enjoyed, the struggle between the two really built up the tension and passion leading to a more satisfactory read than an instant love.
Blood Rage is a sizzling hot must read for vampire/paranormal fans out there. I promise you won’t regret it.
Anthony held up his hands, watching her as she paused in front of him, clearly debating her course of action. It was a bit of a role reversal, as he was well-used to having her naked while he remained clothed. But he was inclined to give her her head and see where she led. “Now
“Sit.” In that effort, she rested her hands, silky smooth and warm, on his chest to urge him down.
Yes, he liked this more decisive, assertive woman. He cherished the memory of her innocence and enthusiasm, but he found it quite alluring, a woman who knew what she wanted. And clearly she wanted something beyond the obvious. He settled back on the couch, arms spread along the back. If he didn’t, he’d reach for her and end this now. Control,
His breath caught in his throat when she dropped to her knees between his legs and took him in her hands, stroked along his length. His world narrowed to just the two of them, everything not her fading rapidly as he thought only of the soft hands caressing him, something he’d long feared might never happen again. Anthony groaned. “You’re going to kill me, woman.”
A tiny, teasing smile crossed her face. “La petite mort, yes. That’s certainly the idea,” she said, cupping his balls. Warm breath tickled the length of him as she spoke.
His hands clenched into fists. He wouldn’t be able to take much of this, or he’d thoroughly disgrace himself by coming too soon. When she took him in her mouth, his eyes crossed. Gods, yes.
If Odin himself popped in and offered to take him off to Valhalla, he would turn the god down in a heartbeat, just to stay like this. It’d been so long.
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