Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Chasing Destiny(Silver Tip Pack #2) by Megan Erickson


Some live on memories…

Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that there’s an itch under my skin I can’t scratch.

On a volunteer mission that goes beyond the walls of our compound, we enter the territory of a pack long thought dead, and find ourselves on the business end of their spears.

What I’m not prepared for is what I find within their walls—The one shifter I never thought I’d see alive, the one I’d mourned twice, the one I’d always loved. He is alive, and if I have anything to do with it, he’ll stay that way. But he’s got secrets, and exposing them could lead us to an enemy worse than the bloodthirsty undead shifters wanting to kill us all…




What I thought about Chasing Destiny

In Chasing Destiny, Bay takes a small team to go look for Reese's pack after rumors of sightings hit the Silver Tip Pack. He didn't expect to find his Nash after everyone in the pak thought he was dead. 

Nash's reactions are a bit of a mystery to everyone. He doesn't seem all that happy to be found by his pack, and he's hesitant to build on his feelings for Bay. But once Nash returns to his pack, all the secrets are revealed and wow!

The book ends with an exciting action packed sequence that changes the lives of Nash and Bay forever.  

This paranormal romance has a lot to like about it.  The world building is done well and it's easy to develop a vision of what this world looks like.  The M/M romance is pretty hot and very graphic -- it captures an animalistic feeling extremely well.  Sometimes that worked for me, sometimes not so much.

Overall, I did love this action packed story of love, loss and revenge. It kept me interested and the ending was just fabulous!  Looking forward to more from this series. 
ARC provided for review.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn't writing, she's either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.
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In Focus series

Trust the Focus

Focus on Me

Out of Frame

Overexposed


Bowler University series

Make it Count

Make it Right

Make it Last
 


Mechanics of Love series

Dirty Thoughts

Dirty Talk

Dirty Deeds
 

Gamers series

Changing His Game

Playing for Her Heart

Tied to Trouble

Leveling the Field
 

Cyberlove series (co-written with Santino Hassell)

Strong Signal

Fast Connection


 Hard Wired

Mature Content

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review & Excerpt:Stubborn as a Mule (The Sex and Sweet Tea Series Book 2) by Juliette Poe

Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

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Excerpt
 
“Looking good, Lowe Mancinkus,” I hear a woman call out as I stretch upward to paint the top of the frame around the window. Turning my head to look over my shoulder, I see Lynette Carnes getting ready to walk into Sweet Cakes across the street. She’s our town’s very own Daisy Duke. By that, I mean she struts around in miniscule jean shorts, high heels, and a sleeveless blouse tied off just underneath her very ample chest.

She’s definitely nice to look at, although she doesn’t have much going on above the cleavage.

“Morning, Lynette,” I call back. “Lookin’ good yourself.”

She grins and blows a kiss at me before walking into Larkin’s shop.

The front door opens and Mely steps out onto the porch, carrying a cup of coffee. There’s no doubt in my mind she witnessed that exchange from the other side of the doorway. It’s obvious by the pinched expression she has on her face. Still, she brings the coffee over to me and sets it on the porch rail.

“Thanks, darlin’,” I tell her as I go back to brushing paint over the layer of primer I’d put on a few hours ago. I’d decided to work half a day here at Mainer House, not because I was anxious to get the work done, but because I wanted to be around Melinda Rothschild.

She may not be strutting around in little shorts and a low-cut blouse, but she is most definitely a prettier picture than I’ve ever seen around these parts. She’s wearing a white sundress with a halter top, and her shoulders are lightly tanned with tiny freckles. Her legs are long, bare, and perfectly adorned with nothing more than a pair of simple white sandals. Her silky blonde hair is pulled away from her face at the top of her head and she looks like a breath of fresh air.

Mely leans against the porch rail, crosses her arms low under her breasts, and watches me work for a minute. I wonder if she likes what she sees.

I think so.

There was going to be another kiss last night if Morri hadn’t managed to ruin that little moment. And while I’d never stoop to mention this to Mely, I’m pretty sure he’d been hovering at the top of the stairs, just waiting to ruin it.

“Much better than hot pink,” Mely says as I continue to apply paint to the casing. I have no clue what the hell I was thinking when I painted her house pink. It was an attention getter and since the two people whose attention it got were Mely and Judge Bowe, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out I might have been pulling on her metaphorical pigtails a bit.

“I should have this finished by tomorrow,” I tell her. “Then all will be right again.”

“Odd since it took you a single night to do the damage,” she quips. I don’t look back at her, but I hear the laughter in her voice.

“Well, neon pink isn’t all that easy to cover up,” I tell her with a laugh.

She snickers and I can’t believe she was trying to get me thrown in jail last week. My how the mighty have fallen.

“When in Rome and all that,” Mely says and I turn to look at her from my perch on the ladder. She jerks her chin over her shoulder in the direction of Sweet Cakes. “Is that the standard southern girl uniform?”

Chuckling, I cut my eyes over to Sweet Cakes where sexy Lynette just disappeared into. I’m not about to tell Mely that I have actual carnal knowledge about that southern girl, even if it was back in my younger years.

Looking back to Mely, I take in her stylishly sweet dress that doesn’t reveal much but is still sexy at the same time. Giving her a wink, I say, “There’s nothing standard about you, Melinda Rothschild, so I’m advising you to stay away from that look. I think you’re mighty fine just the way you are.”


 
What I thought about Stubborn as a Mule
Stubborn as a Mule is a very sweet enemies-to-lovers story set in the small town of Whynot, where everyone knows everyone's business and doesn't hesitate to create more drama.

When Lowe Mancinkus vandalized the old family home he loved, little did he know that the new owner was a cute girl he might like to spend time with.  It's only after the judge sentences him to working on the house to remove the neon pink paint he put there that Lowe finds out just what a sweet girl bought his familiy's home.

Mely isn't all that thrilled about the local guy who painted her house neon pink, and  she's not too excited about the judges sentence putting her in close proximity to Lowe at all hours of the day and night, but all it takes is one kiss to get this relationship on the path to love.

There's lots of gossip surrounding the two former enemies and an ex that threatens it all for Lowe and Mely.  Oh, and did I mention that Mely's best friend from New York is a drag queen with a taste for red sequins and practical jokes? 

This is a very cute, low conflict romance that will leave you saying, "oh, isn't that sweet" which is the theme throughout this series. I really liked Lowe and Mely together and I'm really growing to like the little town of Whynot and it's residents.

An ARC was provided for review.  



About the Author

      

Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett. A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea. When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.  

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He’s got one shot to make it right…   He’s Landon Rhodes. The Renegade they call Nova. Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.   They say a girl broke him once— That’s why he’s so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests. But I’m that girl. They can call me his curse all they want. He and I both know the truth— He’s the one who destroyed me, And I’m too smart to let that happen again.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review:Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11) by Vivian Arend

Title: Rocky Mountain Home, Six Pack Ranch #11
Release Date: July 18, 2017

The FINAL NOVEL in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend.
There’s no distance you can run to escape the past.
Too stubborn to face his sins, Jesse Coleman bolted from the Six Pack Ranch, only to fall straight into the arms of a beautiful stranger. Twelve hours later, the seductive firebrand is nothing but a whiskey-laced memory—but one powerful enough to convince Jesse tracking down his elusive lover is worth the effort.
Darilyn Hayes figured it was her lucky night when the sexiest cowboy in Alberta interrupted her annual drink-until-I-fall-over wake. At least until four weeks later when she discovers she’s pregnant and her one-night-stand is nowhere to be found. Still, as she’s shared with her devoted blog readers, Dare has dealt with life’s not-so-gentle surprises before. She’ll make it on her own.
When an internet picture gone viral leads to their reunion, Jesse’s floored by Dare’s news. She’s very clear she’s not looking for a commitment, but screw that. He’s going to do the right thing by her and his unborn kid. The fact they lit the sheets on fire is a bonus, but with a baby on the way, both their lives are gonna change.
Jesse’s got a ton of family to reconnect with, including his estranged twin. Dare holds family loosely—even though she loves them—because she knows too well how fragile life can be. Between her and Jesse, they’ve got enough baggage to open a store.
But they still have a shot at forever—if they’re willing to fight for it.
This final novel in the series contains the following:
A sexy, dirty, cocky-as-hell prodigal son Coleman with massive bridges to rebuild. A woman able to see to the heart of the matter yet bold enough to speak the truth. A family of extraordinary resolve and endless love. A wedding or two. And babies—oh lordy, the babies…

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What I thought about Rocky Mountain Home

It's always a little bittersweet when a series comes to a conclusion. Sometimes I'm glad that it's the end of a series, but in this case I'm a little sad that but the good news is that it ends with a terrific send off.
 
Jesse Coleman has had a fall out with his brothers and while he's away licking his wounds, he meets Dare at the bar where she is pounding back shots having her own little celebration. They both end up drinking their sorrows and enjoying some naked time in Dare's hotel room afterward. When she's gone in the morning, Jesse thinks nothing of the one-night stand until a picture of him in that hotel room ends up going viral on the internet.
 
When Dare and Jesse finally reunite, he finds out that Dare is pregnant with his child. Of course, being a man of honor, he offers to marry her. But Dare is cautious and wants them to get to know each other better before making that commitment. I liked that about her and more.

Jesse and Dare start to spend time together. He's got to gain the approval of Dare's extended family, which isn't all that easy. Then there's the whole idea of going home to Rocky Mountain Home to introduce Dare to his family -- he's not quite sure how his brothers will react to his homecoming. With all those brothers, there's sure to be problems and Jesse's is a doozy. The hurt of his long absence is now colored with anger and it's going to take some effort from Jesse to fix it.

This is where things get interesting and Dare gets a big dose of the Coleman family. Dare is awesome and she doesn't put up with Jesse's lack of communication, but she does it in a kind manner. She waits for him and eventually gets him to spill the beans about the rift with his brothers, especially his twin Joel. There are some real nice heart-to-heart conversations in Rocky Mountain Home which I adored.

Rocky Mountain Home was an engaging comfort read for me. It was a book I couldn't put down.  I always feel like I'm going on a vacation to the majesty of the Rockies when I read this series, and I love how each book is a celebration of the honor found in the simple values of working hard, taking care of family, and being kind to each other. There is quite a bit of the entire clan in this book and I loved that too. (and so many babies it was hard to keep track!)

Rocky Mountain Home can be read standalone. It did make me want to re-read the entire series again. And while I'm a little sad to see the Coleman family ride off into the sunset, I'm happy to hear there will be a new series centered around Heart's Fall and the Stone family who are introduced in this book.

I definitely recommend this series. It's a terrific and satisfying escape.
 
An ARC was provided for review.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

With over 2 million books sold, Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary and paranormal romance books, including the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves.

Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They’re humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she’s got the best job in the world, and she’s looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.

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Release Day Launch & Excerpt:Eyes on You (A Blasphemy Novella) by Laura Kaye

   From New York Times Bestselling
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About EYES ON YOU (Blasphemy #3):

She wants to explore her true desires, and he wants to watch…

When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. And Wolf loves to watch.

In the wake of discovering her fiancĂ©’s infidelity, florist Olivia Foster never expected to find someone who not only understood her wildest, darkest fantasies, but would bring them to life. As Wolf introduces her to his world at the play club, Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom even as she’s scared to trust again.

But Wolf is a master of getting what he wants—and he’s got his eyes set on her…


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EXCERPT 

The silence that followed was thick with tension, and Liv almost couldn’t decide if she’d hallucinated what’d happened or if this first date was truly just that bad. Jerry wouldn’t make eye contact and, instead, peered down at his cell phone beneath the table. So she took the opportunity to survey the diners sitting at the horseshoe-shaped bar near them in the hopes she’d see someone, anyone, she knew. God, please give me a way to escape Mr. I Don’t Use Menus. But God had clearly forsaken her, because the party of three women having a girls’ night out were strangers. As were the various groupings of men, some of whom wore Orioles gear and watched the pre-game commentary on the captioned television screens above the bar. An elderly man she didn’t know sat alone nearest to their high-boy table nursing a glass of bourbon, and two seats down from him…sat the hottest man Liv had ever seen.

And that was her impression just from seeing him in profile.

He had dark blond hair and a chiseled jaw, and even sitting, it was clear that he was tall.    

Seriously broad shoulders filled out a dark green button-down shirt, and big hands gripped a glass of water. Now God was just being mean. Because someone was going to get to be with that man tonight while she was stuck here with Jerry of the I Don’t Use Menus clan. As she watched, not-Jerry pressed his cell phone to his ear and began talking in tones too low for her to hear.
On a sigh, Liv returned her attention to Jerry. Not that it mattered, because his gaze remained fixed on his phone. She drained the rest of her Prosecco and wished someone would bring her the bottle. That wouldn’t be too awkward for a first date, right? Right?




   


   
About Laura Kaye:
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Maryland Romance Writers, and she is past president of the RWA-Contemporary Romance Writers.    

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