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Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Published: August 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book pages: 252

Audiobook hrs: 12hrs 32mins

Rating:

4.5 out 5 stars

Summary

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

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Review

This Rogue Prince is related to the main character in Kissed by a Dark Prince. Both Loren and Vail are brothers, elf brothers that are royalty of their Elf kingdom. After the death of their parents and the great war that brought destruction to their land, the brothers set out to protect their people. During this time Vail met what he thought was the answer to a long foretold prophecy of a witch, who was told to be his salvation but turned out to be his worse nightmare.

Vail is then taken under the witches control, where she forces him to fight his only living sibling, Loren for centuries. Although the brothers grew up together and learned together, their fighting styles were always different. Vail, was still a stronger fighter than Loren and could have easily bested him when the witch would pin the brothers against one another, and yet Vail was always able to leave and break free before doing so.

This brings us up-to-date on Vail’s story. Captured after the war, the Fifth King has both Vail and Rosalind in holding cells where she is forced to help the one creatures that she has been told will be her downfall. While Rosalind is tending to Vail, she begins to peer into who he is and sees that he isn’t as terrifying as he appears to be but scarred.

During their journey, they each allow the other to see something they didn’t show to anyone else, and feelings begin to bloom. I think I liked the book mainly because it wasn’t an instant attraction, both Vail and Rosalind had their withdrawals towards one another, but as they got to know each other and the time they spent around one another, they began their quest to their true fated ones.

Is this a book you would like to pick-up, let me know if this intrigues you in the comments below. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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Free E-book Friday

Hey TH*S readers, it’s Friday!

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This weeks Free E-book Friday special genre is Mysteries & Suspense.

 Kobo

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1) by A.J. Scudiere
Greed by C.M. Sutter
The Straight Project by Danielle Bourdon

Barnes & Noble

Helix of Cole by Michael Maxwell
Double Duplicity by Paty Jager
Death in December by Shonah Stevens

 Amazon

Dirty Little Secrets by Lilliana Hart
In the Spirit of Murder by Laura Belgrave
First Touch: A Paranormal Suspense Story by Teyla Brnaton

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Pennies Review

Pennies (Book #1 of the Dollar Series) by Pepper Winters

Published: July 2016 Genre: Romance/Mystery

E-book: 300 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Where do I begin? There are so many things I could say, but I refuse to spoil the book for you. Pepper Winters is known as the Queen of Darkness, every book I have read by her has taken me on a emotional roller coaster and still I continue to read.

Pennies is about a girl that is stolen, stolen from the life she knows and dragged to a world that is not at all pretty. She becomes a slave, a slave to a man that takes pleasure in doing the unthinkable. She suffers this ill fate for some time, at moments wishing things would just be over with, and yet she holds out until the day Elder Prest enters her life. Both Pim and Elder share similar qualities they are stubborn, strong, intelligent, and caring but the obstacle that keeps them apart are their issues. They are two broken souls with traumatizing pasts and a questioning future.

This first book is set-up perfectly, it is a show burner romance that is not at all romantic. While reading, the events that take place are so vivid that you believe you have lived through them yourself. The writing rakes you into the book where you can clearly see everything act out in front of your eyes. If you enjoy suspense, romance, action, and thrillers with a dark side I definitely recommend this read.

 

 

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The Seduction Review

The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

Published: February 2015 Genre: Romance, Erotica

E-book, 187 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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The Seducer, has made a life for himself doing what he does best…seducing. He takes in clients from all sorts of walks of life, some wanting to gain dirt on their competitor, and even those trying to get out of divorces. You could say that the Seducer does his own kind of private eye work. The Seducer is given a new job, Keely Fawes but unlike his other jobs this one takes a bit harder to crack than others. Keely Fawes, is a good girl, she goes to work, busts her ass, works overtime and does it all again the next day just to cover the bills. But when the Seducer comes along, there’ll be more on her mind than her normal busy schedule.

Hi, my name is Cydney and I am addicted to steamy romance books. Okay, now that I got that off of my chest lets begin. Vaughn, our Seducer is your book boyfriend dream come true,  he has a strong personality, he obviously has a nice body, and he says everything you didn’t think you wanted to hear. From the beginning chapters you are swept up in the sensual whispers Vaughn uses for Keely, and like every good girl Keely stays away, physically that is. The basis of the story is built on Keely and Vaughn’s relationship but there is background noise worth listening to. As the background continues to move forward, although Vaughn and Keely are at a stand still you are continuously drawn in by the sensual air of the two. Keely learns a lot about herself, and tries to learn more about Vaughn but with him using his ultimate super power, its difficult to get anywhere except to the bedroom. If you are looking for a hot, steamy number this is it, but fair warning this is a series, I know, I know I can’t stand them either…but I just can’t help myself.

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Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance Review

Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance by Vivienne Savage

Published: October 2016, Genre: Fairytales

Audiobook 7hrs 7min.

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As a fairytale retelling, I don’t think I need to fully go into a full back story. Beauty and the beast is primarily about learning to love and care for those not because of their looks, but because of who they are.

Princess Anastasia Rose has a journey ahead of her, although she has been promised the ability to attend university to further her studies, that promise is broken because of war. When a war breaks out between her kingdom and another she is set out to protect and save her kingdom, with this twist Anastasia is brought face to face with a dragon and not one but two Princes.

I loved this retelling of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite fairytales. I was happy to see that Anastasia was a strong heroin, one that did what she thought was needed to help her family. I liked seeing that it wasn’t just about her father that needed rescuing but the entire kingdom, she was educated, strong, but most of all caring and loving something I truly love about Belle. Now, I normally don’t lean towards dragon tales but, I did fall in love with Alistair. I enjoyed reading from his perspective, and knowing the inner struggles he was going through as the one dealing with the spell. Although I knew how this tale was going to end, somewhat, I was still found myself hoping that they would come together, but all turned out as it should, and I am glad I decided to give this one a try.

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Claimed by a Demon King Review

Claimed by a Demon King (Book #2 Eternal Mates) by Felicity Heaton

Published:  February 2014, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 269

Rating: 4 out of 5

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King Thorne and Sable first met in Book 1 of the series of Eternal Mates. Upon there first encounter Thorne and Sable both found each other attractive, but Thorne new from the moment he set eyes on Sable that she was his fated one. Sable a “human” was thrust into wars in hell because of her friend Olivia whom we learned about in Book 1 kissed by a Dark Prince. Sable, is working towards commander at Archangel she and a team of hunters are preparing for a war in the Third Realm. This war brings Sable and Thorne together they have to fight side by side to save Thornes’ kingdom in the third realm. Where war is coming upon them the attraction between the two become unbearable, and their passion explodes and they find themselves falling even harder for one another.

I really enjoyed the story line I did find some of the events a little predictable but was also kept on my toes. I loved Thorne, he was very woo worthy, but Sable at times appeared hard to deal with. The only thing I was left wondering was information Sable came upon. Heaton does not conclude this information, and I am hoping to finding out what this new information means to Sable.

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Free E-book Fridays

Happy Friday all!

This Friday I am going to include free books by genre, below will be 3 genres along with titles hyperlinked with links to download the free books.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Out of Time (Series Book set 1-3) by Monique Martin
Morgan Rice: Epic Fantasy Bundle
The Chronicles of Kerrigan Box Set Books # 1 – 6 by W.J. May
The Dragon Blood Collection, Books 1-3 by Lindsay Buroker

Mystery & Crime
False Impressions (Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery, #1) by Sandra Nikolai
An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery by Blake Banner
Ice Blue By Emma Jameson
Spirits Stilettos and a Silver Bustier By Deanna Chase

Romance
The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden
Psychic Visions by Dale Mayer
Meant for Her by Amy Gamet
Bad Billionaire by Julie Kriss

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The Vampire Curse (Things in the Night) by Mandy Rosko

The Vampire Curse (Things in the Night) by Mandy Rosko

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Published: April 2013

Ratings: 5 out of 5

Pages: 353, E-book

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Synopsis: Jackie Moore, the worse witch in town when it comes to casting spells is placed on a path where she has to help those around her. Aside from Jackie being a poorly chosen witch with spells she does have one ability like no other, her lips. Her lips can cure, heal wounds and illnesses. One night home from work Jackie runs into a stranger, which is not normal in a town of supernatural beings. This stranger, Kyle has succumbed to his desires, the desire to bite and Jackie is his first victim.

Review:  After I read the summary of what was to come, I pretty much thought I knew and figured out everything that would come to pass. I was wrong, this is not just some love story where two people automatically fall for each other for no reason. There is suspense, some thrills a couple of twists and of course romance. Jackie’s character is one that I can respect, she was helpful, friendly and a overall honest person just trying to help out where she could. I enjoyed reading Jackie’s’ inner struggles with her life and then the inner struggles she brought upon herself when she decided to help Kyle. Now Kyle sounds like a cutie, he was head strong and protective as well as understanding, he is not a dominant male character and that is so refreshing. He wants Jackie’s help, but he does not push her to help him nor does he make any over the top possessive scenes in order to persuade Jackie. This read was a breath of fresh air, it did not automatically show that everyone was over the top powerful and yet somehow still got beat by the underdog (don’t get me wrong I love those stories), but it showed multiple sides of learning, some form of training and moments of vulnerability.

This was my first Mandy Rosko book, and I have to say I was very happy with the results, and how fast I fell in love with the characters. I did look into reading the next book, but I am not a huge fan of the changing of characters and story lines from one book to another, but I jut might just give it a try.

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Free Book Fridays

Barnes & Noble

Single Books
The Bachelor’s Baby by Dani Collins
A Hero to Keep by Susan Gable
Protect Me, Cowboy by Shelli Stevens
Series
Blown Away by Elise Sax
First Bite, A Sweet & Sour Mystery by Mac Flynn
The Official Love in Bloom by Melissa Foster

Staff Picks
Incendiary Magic by Aimee Easterling
Wild Game (Wilding Pack Wolves 1) by Alissa Woods
Jaxson (River Pack Wolves 1) by Alisa Woods

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The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken

The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Publishing Date: August 2015
Stars: 3.5/5. E-book, # of pages:248
 
For all her life Genesis has been training and studying foe the Counsel. This Counsel is made up of a Vampire, Werewolf, Siren, and a Dark One. Now Genesis has been raised to think that she is to teach the children of the supernatural world to keep them up to date with the human world. When Genesis number is called, educating supernatural babies are the last of her duties.
Throughout the book I never felt a true connection to any of the characters. I did enjoy the romance within the book, although the details were kept at a minimal. There were a couple of twists within the story line that were a nice touch. I would have loved to get a little more background on the main characters, it would have helped with building there backgrounds, but she did provide enough to spark my curiosity.
Overall I would say that I enjoyed the book and liked it enough to want to pick-up the next in the series.
 
Until next time, make sure to read TH*S.
 

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Free Book Fridays!

Today’s free book Friday include 3 different categories all from the same company that way you don’t have to bounce around to get them all. Today’s lucky pick is Barnes & Noble check out the free books below.

Stand Alones

Damaged by Pamela Callow
Falling for Her Brother’s Best Friend by Noelle Adams
Summer at the Lake by Linda Barrett
I have a Secret by Cheryl Bradshaw
Montana Darling by Debra Salonen

Series
Solider by Liliana Rhodes
The House on the Beach by Linda Barrett
Adam by Chris Keniston

Graphic Novels
Wonder Woman #1 Wonder Woman Day Special Edition by Greg Ruka
Doctor Who by Alex Paknadel