The story is a simple boy meets girl plot, except the girl is a fairy—complete with wings--who despises humans. The story flips between Aisling and Daniel’s perspectives. Aisling and her sister, Lena, are in Massachusetts from Ireland to arrange the return of a beer shipment as it contained a love potion allowing you to discover your true love. The visit takes longer than expected due to customs issues, so they’re working the bar to help out Dirv, the leprechaun owner. Aisling fancied Daniel as soon as they met…but he’s a human! Dirv steps in to help kick-start the romance by getting both Daniel and Aisling to drink the love potion contaminated beer.
This is a fun quickie and a great pick-me-up. I enjoyed it, plus the sex scenes will get you going…it’s not quite a one-hand-read. Sparks fly. All good romances can’t be plain sailing, so first Aisling has cold feet…it’s only the potion, then Daniel…she despises humans, how could she love me? Don’t want to spoil the plot…but it is a happy-ever-after ending. The sex is arousing and erotic at the same time. The combination worked for me. As I said early, it’s a quick read.
Definitely a recommended read, and I’ll keep watch for more stories by Ayla Ruse.
Despite the very contemporary looking cover this book is in fact paranormal fantasy. Princess Miranda is heir to the throne and warrior against the vampyres. Sathan, king of the vampyres, must travel with Miranda to end the violence between their peoples. Will a truce be found or will war break out?
Miranda is a princess but more of a warrior princess and I am all for that! Sathan is a sexy vampire who wants peace. Together they go on an action-packed journey in hope of stopping the Daemons and preventing war. The world building is what threw me. It’s very complicated and I had a hard time following it but the author also has a lot of very none fantasy dialogue/names that pulled me right out of the setting. There are also a lot of character introductions that tends to muddle who is who. Miranda and Sathan have great chemistry! I really like their romance, very sexy and the added vampyre fangs is definitely a turn on. This is an interesting start to a fantasy series. I’m interested in seeing where the story will go.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby lives in a world where Frostbloods rule. She has to hide among them because she can wield fire. When she’s discovered her whole world is turned upside down. She must survive prison, the chaos of the games and an evil presence determined to take control. All the while the scarred and quiet Arcus is twisting her heart. Can she survive for revenge? Will that be enough to save her soul?
This book is fantastic! I instantly liked Ruby from the start. She is excited about her fire wielding but scared by it too. When she’s discovered, she goes from unsure girl to angry woman. She refuses to give in and survives purely for revenge. When the story of the world unfolds she realizes she’s meant for bigger things. Arcus is a part of her future. The angry scarred frostblood has more inside him than either of them knew. Twists make the story even more entwined with this history of the land. I absolutely fell into this book and didn’t want to leave. I’ve already ordered the second book, Fireblood.
If you like fantasy with beautiful world building and a sweet romance this is a must read.
And we’re back in this unique heaven/angel themed world of CC Bridges! I loved the first two books in this series and I’m so excited to say the third is equally as amazing!
Uriel is trying to find out what’s making some angels go mad and he suspects his partner Raphael is in on it. But when Raphael lets his feelings out about Uriel, all missions are sidelined. Can Uriel find a place in this ever-changing world? Will he let Raphael in and find that elusive happiness?
Poor Uriel is so confused. His whole life he’s taken order without questions. Now, Raphael is making him question everything and he doesn’t know how to deal with any of it. I really like him. He’s a complex character that drives the story. Raphael is more certain. He knows what’s right and what’s wrong, he’s determined to do something to fix their world. Their romance is wrapped up in this war that is paced perfectly. Just when your swooning over the two men chaos erupts. It’s beautiful!
If you like unique stories with beautiful world building and sexy men, this whole series is a must read!
This is book 2 in The Otherworld series. You do have to read book one to understand what’s going on. Calling All Villains starts out where the first book left off. Princess Aneen, vampire Alexander and human Stefen are running from the evil queen but not for long. They’re putting together an army of supernatural creatures to take her off the throne but will they be able to do it?
Wow! This is a fabulous story. Fairies and vampires and shifters, oh my! I love the world building. In this book we see even more of it with different parts of Otherworld. This author never fails to create unique plots but includes smoking hot sex. And it is smoking hot. That scene with Alexander going all crazy vampire on Aneen and Stefen is freaking orgasmic. I’m still fanning myself. I’d buy the book again just to read that scene. Whew! Theirs a big battle at the end that showcases the climax of the war between queens. We meet Banshee’s, which I have to say are my favorite along with a shifter named Kierce who is stoic and quiet. I want to hear his story! I love the romance between Aneen, Alexander and Stefen. Besides the great sex, I feel a real bond between them. It is sweet and totally entertaining.
If you like m/m/f with a heavy dose of paranormal that you have to read Otherworld by James Cox!
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One of my favorite m/m authors wrote a m/m/f story. Yeah, I am kind of nervous about this. The blurb did intrigue me so I gave this story a shot and wow, just freaking wow!
This is a fantasy world known as Otherworld where shifters and vampires and fairies live. The princess happens to only be part human. She’s also the one Alexander, the super sexy half vampire, is hired to kidnap. The problem is, he’s not only falling for her but her possessive bodyguard. When Princess Aneen is kidnapped they have to ban together to save her.
The world is freaking magical and amazing. I can’t believe how the author manages to create such rich details in a book that isn’t that long. I really want to sink into the pages and explore everything. Aneen, who I really like, is a sweetheart. She’s trying to be a good person despite everything her childhood threw at her being only half human. Alexander, oh my God, panty wetting, super sexy, need him right now, Alexander. Yeah, as you can guess I kind of like him. He’s a bad boy that is being tempted to stray from his criminal life by Aneen and her bodyguard Stefen. Stefen is the ultimate good guy. He wants to protect her but finds himself attracted to bad boy Alexander too. That scene in the boat, seriously hot. The moonlight beach with the boat burning behind them, oh my god hot. All three of them together and I swear I jumped my husband the second he came home. And then that twist at the end. I kind of had my suspicious but damn, I did not see it going that far! Gorgeous romance, ridiculously hot sex and a really rich world. I’m totally sold on this series!
If you like steamy sex with really intense characters and world building do not pass up Calling All Villains.
This book will make you fall in love with the M/M/F genre!
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Brenn has a guardian dragon that is working her way through his tough armor. She has to help him find his family after the village is burned down. Together they create an impressive force but can they also fall in love?
I read Carnal twilight, the prequel, a few months ago and didn’t enjoy it. I’m happy to say the first book, In Search of Pride faired much better. The longer length really showed what the authors could create. It’s a fantasy world filled with rich description. Ciara is a great character. She’s a dragon with as much fierceness as the guys in this book but also a sweetness when it comes to Brenn. I really like how their story plays out. There’s some angst, lots of action and who doesn’t love dragons?! There are some slow spots that makes the story drag but overall, I enjoyed this story. The romance/sex aspect is good but written in an overly simple style and it is not as hot as I hoped it would be. The author also introduces us to some great secondary characters that I hope get their own story!
Okay, stick with me here. This is a freaking weird, amazing, stunning, wonderful, complicated book.
Evie is hearing voices and having visions. She’s sent to a center where they pump her full of pills to counteract her crazy. However, when she returns to school, her best friend, her popular boyfriend and some new kids from the other side of town, everything falls apart. She starts being able to control plants and the visions are getting worse, then they start coming true. Light and death, fall onto the earth. It’s the end of the world! It withers crops, decimates water and turns people in the worst way. Now, Evie must deal with the visions, her weird powers, the end of the world, bagmen (Zombie like creatures) and oh yeah, the bad boy from school shows up. It figures he’d survive but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
I’m totally freaking out right now. This book is phenomenal! It is so weird in an ‘can’t put this book down’ way. The plot is a twisting row of vines and prickly thorns much like the main character Evie. She’s not crazy, she’s one of the few who might be able to actually save the world. The problem is, the visions don’t make sense and the voices are all riddles. She’s also distracted by the whole end of the world thing and Jackson. The bad boy Cajun with the accent that has this girl swooning. Yeah, I said it. Nope, I don’t regret it. The book starts with Evie in a serial killer’s house, telling her story, being drugged. I did not like this first-person point of view jumping. It is really confusing but it is only three short chapters so I’m begging you to press on. This story is amazing! The further the plot progress the more intense and crazy good everything becomes. Evie is falling for Jackson but a new girl shows up who may or may not be like her. There’s a bit of romance. There are bagmen attacks (Zombie like creatures) and militia on the hunt for survivors. It’s like the people who survived the apocalypse turned hard and cold but can Evie stay sweet in such a place?
Wow, Poison Princess blew me away. Right out of my freaking seat (not literally but my mouth was definitely hanging open). I’ve already ordered the next two books. I have to read them. HAVE TO. RIGHT NOW! (Grumbles about shipping time).
If you only read one book this year, you have to read Poison Princess by Kresley Cole!
This is a series of stand alone stories sharing a connection with the soul mate tree. In the first book, Realm of the Dragon, Lily is running for her life from a guy who just won’t get a clue that she’s not interested in him. She stumbles upon a hill that leads to a fatal drop and lands on the back of a dragon, Kord.
The book drops us right off in the action. We learn quickly that Lily is being chased by Zane, a guy that won’t take no for an answer. As she’s trying to escape she finds herself falling right onto the back of a dragon. I found the whole world really interesting. I’m a big fan of fantasy and dragons. I do think Lily accepts this dragon realm quickly and she trusted Kord almost immediately after meeting him. That didn’t sit well with me so it starts their romance on a shaky leg. Tasha, Kord’s former lover is also a bit one note. I wish she had more depth and personality. The same with Zane, I wish he came across as more complicated rather than the typical cardboard bad guy. I do love Kord’s parents. The story has great twists, well done! The action keeps me on the edge of my seat and the romance is sweet bordering on sexy.
If you like tales of dragons and their mates than you should read Realm of the Dragon!
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A break up sent Drew and Angelo their separate ways years ago leaving each on a path of unfulfilled romance and mediocre lives. But one night, Drew now a Dreamcatcher,a supernatural agent of sorts is sent on a mission to none other than his ex Angelo's home. Shocked, Drew barely gets his job done, but fate doesn't leave it at that. The chemistry between the two men is so strong, Drew can't stay away from Angelo. Besides that Angelo could well be part of the dark magic sucking the energy out of innocents. So, Drew seeks him out and that old fire flares making it impossible for the two men to stay apart.
I've never read any books by Liv Olteano, but the cover and the blurb drew me in. Lover, Lover has hints of Native American folklore woven through it in the form of the well known dreamcatcher as well as the myths of the spider woman. For me that's something new and a fresh take on the paranormal which I like. The two main characters Drew and Angelo were sweet together, but I never really did understand why Drew left Angelo. They were obviously in love, but Drew just walks out one day leaving Angelo with no note, no explanation which baffles me since they both seemed on the same page.
Drew's fears of how the relationship had developed and became so settled so fast just weren't fleshed out enough for my liking which made Drew's sudden departure from Angelo's life lack true substance. That was a weak point in the story, but when they're reunited Angelo is reticent about taking Drew back which rings true.
Still, Lover, Lover was a fun read and made use of the ideas of soul mates and twin souls something I enjoy reading about. The concepts were explained well and used effectively to show the reason for the depth of the connection between Drew and Angelo. However, the lack of a clear cut villain in the "caster" and and no clear resolution other than to say that that the team had cut off one of the caster's power sources left me wanting more information.
Despite that, I enjoyed Lover, Lover and Drew and Angelo's romance. A also liked that Ms. Olteano used dreamcatcher as a metaphor in the sense that Drew and Angelo who later joins the Dreamcatcher team, go out and stop dark forces who siphon off the energy of the sleeping. They don't go into dreams to stop the enemy.
I would recommend Lover, Lover to anyone who enjoys paranormal and fantasy romances.