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Eternally Bound by Brenda K. Davies

Eternally Bound

Review

Eternally Bound by Brenda K. Davies

Published: March 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book pages: 358

Audiobook hrs: 9hrs 21mins

Rating:

5 star rating

Summary

Over the centuries, anything Ronan once found pleasure in has faded away to be replaced with blood, death, and the ever-constant battle not to give in to the more savage side of his vampire nature. Every time he wakes, he questions if that day will be the one he succumbs to the beckoning darkness.

As a born hunter, Kadence has been sheltered from the world for her entire life, never allowed to step beyond the walls of her home. It’s not a life she’s happy with, but it’s one she’s come to accept. Everything changes the day her father is slaughtered by a vampire and she escapes the walls that have kept her caged.

After she’s attacked by the monster responsible for killing her father, Kadence is unsure how to react when she’s rescued by Ronan. Though raised to hate vampires, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ronan as she slowly begins to realize that everything she’s been taught over the years may not be true. Now, she must decide what she wants more; Ronan, her family, or the elusive freedom she’s finally found.

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Review

Kadence, a born into the vampire hunter family, she has been raised within her compound and never really ventures out into the world. As the daughter of those in charge int heir compound, Kadence is looked at as the princes of sorts. Kadence has schooling on how to be a proper lady and how to take care of her household while the men work and fight to protect the women and children. Now I am all for chivalry not being dead, but not everyone is meant to be the perfect housewife and ask little questions. Kadence was a forward thinker and was always searching for something to fill the void within her, and so she snuck out and thus the story really begins.

Ronan, a vampire, a sultry sex vampire I might add is out with his team of fellow vampires out on the hunt as well. Because Ronan lives forever he has watched many people that he has come to care for pass as he continues on with his life. But things suddenly begin to change when Kadence enters the club doors and catches his eyes.

Little do the vampire hunters, and vampires know, but they are both working towards the same goals, to take out as many rogue vampires as possible. When all hell breaks loose outside of the club, the vampires and the vampire hunters find themselves working alongside one another to fight off the some of the rogue vampires that have stumbled into their space. From that moment on Ronan and Kadence will find that their actions will have effects on their families, and the positions they will be forced into will have them questioning themselves.

I loved this book! I felt so many emotions from heartwarming flutters to irritation and frustration. I loved the story as it developed, the characters developing into those that I loved and hated as well as wanted to kill myself, I enjoyed everything and can’t wait to bring you guys the review for the next book in the series.

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Free E-book Friday

Happy Friday readers, this week Free E-books will be Paranormal Romance;

Bron in Fire

Born in Fire by K.F. Breene

Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn’t the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don’t have many options.

So dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old as sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day.

Knowing I’m poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I’ll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case.

Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, I’m stuck. As I uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy I didn’t know existed, the truth of my identity is threatened. I might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage.

The Legend of the Blue Eyes

The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael

Things that go bump in the night are bad enough when you think they are just stories, but it’s even worse when you become one.

Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it’s further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side–her mother’s family or her father’s–and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

See what others are saying:
“I knew I’d like it, but I literally loved it – I read it so fast – the writing and characters so amazing!” -★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer

“This book was one of those books where you love it so much that you can dream about it for weeks after reading it.” -★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer

“Fans of Twilight & Vampire Diaries MUST read The Blue Eyes Trilogy!” -★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer

THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE EYES is the first book in The Blue Eyes Trilogy and first of fourteen novels in the night human world by best-selling author B. Kristin McMichael.

Bite Me

Bite Me: (Bitten, Book 1)  by C.C. Wood

I had the perfect life; an awesome job in advertising, a gorgeous high rise apartment, and a flirtation with the guy down the hall. Then it all came crashing down. Two months later I was a cocktail waitress living in a tiny one bedroom apartment. I had also developed a serious ‘men suck’ attitude.
That all changed the night I met the beautiful and enigmatic Conner Savage. But there was just one little problem…he said he was a vampire. Figures a man that hot would be batshit crazy. Or so I thought. It didn’t take me long to realize that Conner wasn’t a nut job and that I was addicted to him. With every moment we spent together he drew me deeper into his world and the supernatural culture in which he lived.
Now I had a choice: the vampire I craved or a normal life. Couldn’t be easier, right?


Thanks for stopping by for another Free E-Book Friday, enjoy your weekend readers.

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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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One Shade of Gray Review

One Shade of Grey by Monica Corwin

Published: October 2017 Genre: Romance, Gothic Romance, Literature Fiction

E-book, 219 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This book is based off of a tall telling of The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, which was originally  in June of 1890 apart of the Philosophical Fiction genre. When the book was first published it brought on a lot of negativity as far as rumors on the character Dorian being of terrible immoral character as well as a bad influence and somewhat corrupting. Now, I personally have not read the original, but after doing some research I think I will take a chance and see what all of the fuss was about.

Back to the present, Monica Corwin, being a fan of the original telling wanted to put her own spin on the scandalous book, and bring into the new age. I personally found Dorian very difficult to not like. He automatically appeared as the good guy just wanting a chance with a woman, and how often does that not happen in real life? I enjoyed Dorian his mannerisms were a little old school, (which makes sense) but who doesn’t want to be treated respectfully and pampered? On to Sybil, I mean Izzy. Izzy sounded like an everyday working woman, out trying to accomplish things and not get blisters. Corwin wrote Izzy in a very relative manner, I could see myself responding to Dorian’s advances, and I could also agree with her actions and train of thought. The steam between Dorian and Izzy was palpable and I just couldn’t put my phone down, always a difficult thing to do when you’re at work.

Monica Corwin did a good job on this rendition, so much so I have added the original to my tbr list. I may be reading a couple more of Corwins’ standalone books, she may have just gained a new follower.

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Bitten: The Bitten Series Review

Bitten (Book 0.5 The Bitten Series) by Lynn Best

Published: October 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, 51 pages.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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Synopsis: Stephanie moves to Austin with her boyfriend where they are starting their lives together. But almost as soon as they get settled in a new city things begin to fall apart, this man that she moved across states with is not the same guy he was before. Now, Stephanie is sitting in a little coffee shop crying her eyes out over her lack of a relationship when she is approached by a handsome stranger, Francisco. Soon she catches herself being drawn to this handsome stranger only to find out he has issues of his own.

I thought the story was okay. I think I just had personal issues with the speed at which these two main characters fell into each others arms, but what can you expect from a 51 page book, right? I know this was just a glimpse to get me captivated by the story but it was just to fast for me. I personally would have liked to see Stephanie and Francisco build a little more on their sudden attraction, and maybe leave us with a huge cliffhanger. It might just be my thoughts, but I do love some suspense and maybe some moments of heart break, but ultimately I want to see the happy ending. I just believe this book wasn’t for me, but I think I will give the 1st book a shot to see if there is the anticipation, and angst that I was missing.

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Sirens of Sass Anthology

Sirens of Sass Anthology

Featuring Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart.

Do you have the courage proceed?

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today’s Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing.

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 and Up. Strong language and explicit sexual scenes.

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Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

Book Details

Genre: Anthology | Romance | Charity

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Pages in Print: 814

18 Authors and Stories: Amy Marie, Ann Mayburn, Cat Johnson, CD Bradley, Dani Rene, D.D. Lorenzo, Elizabeth SaFleur, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kat Mizera, Lacey Paige, Lexi Buchanan, Lydia Michaels, M.E. Montgomery, Maria Vickers, Melanie Moreland, Sam J.D. Hunt, Hazel James, and Julie Mishler

Price: $0.99 (limited time price!)

Edition: 1st | Only Available for a limited time!

Participating Authors’ Social Links

Amy Marie ~~ http://amzn.to/2o3rkS8 The Siren’s Assistant by Amy Marie https://www.facebook.com/authoramymarie
Ann Mayburn ~~ http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV Rekindle by Ann Mayburn https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn/
Cat Johnson ~~ http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu Hot Chick for Hire by Cat Johnson https://www.facebook.com/catjohnsonauthor
CD Bradley ~~ http://amzn.to/2nG214t Siren’s Kiss by CD Bradley https://www.facebook.com/cdbradley22
Dani René ~~ http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD Una Notte (One Night) by Dani René https://www.facebook.com/ddlorenzobooks/
DD Lorenzo ~~ http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma Hope Surfacing by DD Lorenzo https://www.facebook.com/DaniReneAuthor
Elizabeth SaFleur ~~ http://amzn.to/2rad5fD Shakedown by Elizabeth SaFleur https://www.facebook.com/elizabethsafleurauthor
Jennifer L. Armentrout ~~ http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr The Client by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Kat Mizera ~~ http://amzn.to/2peCul2 The Sidewinder’s Siren by Kat Mizera https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/
Laci Paige ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI Rockstar On Pointe by Laci Paige https://www.facebook.com/authorlacipaige/
Lexi Buchanan ~~ http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI The Sheriff and the Cougar by Lexi Buchanan https://www.facebook.com/lexibuchananauthor/
Lydia Michaels ~~ http://amzn.to/2qfpxql Sugar by Lydia Michaels https://www.facebook.com/LydiaMichaels/
M.E. Montgomery ~~ http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS Remember With Me by M.E. Montgomery https://www.facebook.com/Author.M.E.Montgomery/
Maria Vickers ~~ http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr Siren’s Song by Maria Vickers https://www.facebook.com/mariavickersbooks/
Melanie Moreland ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP House Arrest by Melanie Moreland https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/
Sam JD Hunt ~~ http://amzn.to/2n02FOM Savage Hope by Sam JD Hunt https://www.facebook.com/SJDHunt
Hazel James ~~ http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ Foreword by Hazel James https://www.facebook.com/realhazeljames
Julie Mishler ~~ http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo My Fate by Julie Mishler https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliemishler/

 

 

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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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Kissed by a Dark Prince Review

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicitiy Heaton

Published: November 2013, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 218

Rating 5 out of 5

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Olivia works for Archangel, a human run research facility, what they research and study is the paranormal species. While Olivia has hit a rough patch, she gets a handsome and seemingly dangerous fae dumped on her lab table. Will this be the lucky break Olivia needs to get her career and life back on track?

Loren, Prince of the Elves and currently the unconscious species on Olivia’s table suffering from injuries of an almost life long war. When Loren comes to, he’s confused and also distracted by his surroundings and the female occupant that resides in it. Due to the Princes bodily injuries, and lack of blood all he can focus on is Olivia’s pulse in her neck, and one bite tells him this is his eternal mate.

I was a little skeptical in the beginning, I didn’t bother reading the summary that way I wasn’t sitting around expecting something to happen. I am so glad I decided to click on this book, I was first drawn to the cover and the title. Loren and Olivia’s nonexistent/existent relationship had me hooked. I enjoyed the development with with characters and that Olivia wasn’t automatically swept up, although she technically was. Loren tried to use that sort of masculine authoritative air about him, but Olivia was stubborn and tried her best to stick to what she knew. Because Loren and Olivia are eternal mates they are automatically drawn to one another when found, but I was glad to see a courtship and not just an automatic relationship. Like I said before I am definitely hooked, I have already started the second book, I am not sure how far I am going to get into the 15 books of the series but, Heaton has me hooked as of now.

Until next time, keep reading and be sure to Read Th*S!

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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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