Sunday, October 14, 2018

#BookReview – “Yvette’s Haven” by Tina Folsom


Blurb

After being kidnapped by a vampire hunter, vampire bodyguard Yvette's first instinct is to kill the bastard. But before she gets the chance, she realizes that he was double-crossed by the witch he was working for and now is in as much danger as she is. 

To get his brother out of trouble, bounty hunter / vampire slayer Haven has to deliver the young actress Kimberly to a witch. Unfortunately, she's protected by the very creature he hates most: a vampire. 

As Yvette and Haven try to escape their prison and rescue the actress and Haven's brother, will their natural hatred for each other keep them apart or is the passion that bubbles up between them strong enough for them to dare risk their lives to defeat the witch from harnessing the greatest power of all?


Review


In book 4 of the Scanguard Vampries series, Yvette is the only female vampire in the Scanguards inner circle. Since all her friends and colleagues are men, she feels she has to always be tough and never show her feminine side, or she’ll lose her friends’ respect and her respect in herself. After a betrayal in her human life, it’s hard for her to express love, and she doesn’t think any man will want her for more than a quick lay.
Haven is a bounty hunter and vampire slayer. Though his mother was a witch, Haven and his two younger siblings didn’t inherit any of her power. After an evil witch kidnaps his brother Wesley, Haven has to do a job for the witch in order to free Wesley. The job? Kidnap a young actress and deliver her to the witch. Unfortunately for him, Yvette just happens to be the actress’s bodyguard.
Yvette and Haven both want each other, but as a vampire and as a hunter, they also hate each other. Even though Yvette is clearly the stronger of the two, the mutual respect between her and Haven is strong. He doesn’t treat her like a damsel or feel inferior to her, and she doesn’t treat him like a wimp. They think of each other as equals and work as a team.
The rest of the Scanguards play a large role in this book as in the previous ones. While Yvette and her unlikely allies fight on one front, her vampire friends fight on the other. When they all join forces, the final battle is awesome.
This book is much faster paced but shorter in word count/page length from the others I’ve read in the series. There are less sex scenes, but the scenes are still hot. It’s not often when a book surprises me, but I loved the twist at the end of this one. I’m always happy when I’m shocked in a good way.
The book is fairly well edited, so I was able to overlook a few stray typos.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

#BookReview – “Gabriel’s Mate” by Tina Folsom


Blurb

After Maya is turned into a vampire against her will, vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Gabriel is charged with protecting her and finding her attacker.

Gabriel has never guarded a body as perfect as Maya's. Moreover, Maya's enticing blend of vulnerability and strength is difficult to resist. Yet resist he must. Even as the sexual tension between them rises and the rogue vampire closes in on them, Gabriel refuses to give into his desire. Despite the intimacies they share, Gabriel fears that if he ever reveals himself fully to her, Maya will react like other women have, running from him, and calling him a monster, a freak, a creature not worth her love.

Will Maya prove to be the one female who cherishes all that Gabriel is?
 

Review

In the third book in the Scanguard Vampires, series, Gabriel is a powerful, wealthy vampire, but he struggles with personal demons because of a physical deformity he’s had since he was human. It’s affected his ability to meet women, have sex, and fall in love for years. He also has a rather nasty scar on his cheek that gives him a dangerous edge.
Maya is a human doctor turned into a vampire against her will, but two Scanguard bodyguards rescue her before the transformation is complete. Gabriel feels an instant connection with her and takes her under his wing.
The H/h are great characters. Gabriel, especially, is very easy to understand and relate to. Unfortunately, they didn’t communicate with each other well, so problems arose from their misunderstandings.
I really enjoyed the sex scenes even though they were long. I’ve never read a story with a part-Satyr hero before, so the weird, kinky sex was right up my alley.
Gabriel’s friends return from the previous books, and one of them turns out to be the villain and another one is murdered in this story. I found that frustrating because I really liked both of those characters and was expecting them to get a HEA in a future book.
Carl’s age was confusing. In the first two books, I got the feeling he was in his early 20s (his human age at death), but he turned out to be in his 50s in this book. That doesn’t really matter plot-wise, but it’s just something that surprised me.
As usual with this series, the story needs an edit. For instance, sometimes the author wrote “she” (meant “he”), wrote “talking” (meant “taking”), and wrote “heroin” (meant “heroine”). Other than that, the writing is strong and fluid. The descriptions are detailed and the characters’ dialogue is witty and fun.
Overall, I liked the plot, the hot sex, and most of the characters.
3 Stars

Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

Friday, October 12, 2018

#BookReview – “Amaury’s Hellion” by Tina Folsom


Blurb

Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody's emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes. 

Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he's involved in her brother's death. And she would succeed if only Amaury's bad boy charm didn't play havoc with her hormones and catapulted her into his arms and his bed every time she was near him.

As every kiss brings them physically closer, danger is lurking and threatens to destroy the little trust they have in each other.

Review

In book 2 of the Scanguard Vampires series, Amaury is cursed to feel the emotions of others, and it causes him extreme pain. The only way to find a little temporary peace is to have sex with whoever is willing, so he’s gained the reputation of a sexoholic among his friends.
Nina blames her brother’s death on the vampires he worked for. She’s a tough woman and ties Amaury up in knots, quite literally. To him, she’s different from anyone he’s ever met. He’s calm and at peace in her presence, no sex needed, but they certainly do have a lot of it.
I loved the way the H/h bickered with one another. Their trust and self-esteem issues often interfered with their budding relationship, but they fit well together as both friends and as lovers once they finally let down their guard. I sympathized with and liked both the characters.
The sex scenes are super hot but long. The story could use an edit to minimize the telling. Sometimes more than one person talked in the same paragraph, which led to confusion. There were so many people and so much going on in the final battle scene that I couldn’t visualize it.
Overall, I like this story and plan to read more in the series.
3 Stars

Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cover Reveal - "Blind Devotion" by S. Nelson

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Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Standalone
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  I dream of one day taking over the family law firm, the largest on the East Coast.  But in order for that plan to become a reality, I must do everything my father asks, including marrying a man I barely know. Enter Maxton Colter, a walking contradiction and not the man my father chose for me. He’s infuriatingly arrogant… yet charming. He’s inappropriate… yet intriguing. He’s a playboy… yet focuses all his attention on me. He’s doing everything he can to unravel my goal to one day take over the firm. Question is… will I fall prey to the undeniable chemistry between us and allow him to destroy my dream?


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

#BookReview – ‘Samson’s Lovely Mortal’ by Tina Folsom


Blurb

Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.
 


Review


Delilah is in San Francisco to audit a company called Scanguards, and she suspects someone is embezzling money. After she gets too close to the truth, someone tries to kill her. She bangs on a stranger’s front door for help.
Samson has a little problem: he can’t get an erection. It’s been nine months and zip, nada, nothing. When a strange woman begs for his help, he desperate and thinks she’s the stripper/hooker his friends hired for his birthday to help with his problem. After he forcibly kisses the panicked woman and finally gets an erection, his friends and the real stripper show up. Talk about a humiliating situation.
Delilah is a human, Samson is a vampire, and their relationship starts out strong. Though he only meant to use her to fix his problem, their chemistry is instant and one night isn’t enough. On his part, it’s almost a case of insta-love but definitely insta-lust for both of them. Samson’s friends are also his coworkers, and they’re downright loyal. As the owner of a bodyguard company, Scanguards, he doesn’t pay much attention to the human side of his business, just the vampire side, and conflict arises when he finds out Delilah works for him.
I really liked this book. Delilah and Samson are likable characters. She’s strong, snarky, and confident in herself. When she finds out he’s a vampire, she completely freaks out on him. In some books, the heroine accepts this kind of thing too easily, but Delilah was appropriately terrified, intrigued, and desperate to escape him even though her heart told her to give Samson a second chance. I love emotional turmoil.
The minor characters are great. Yummy Amaury, Thomas, and Ricky! Carl is sooo sweet. I love reading in someone’s POV who’s not the H/h—it gives the story more flavor—as long as the POV shifts are done correctly (which they were in this story).
Though I liked the book, it could use a light edit to clean up stray periods and unneeded commas.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book from Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

#BookReview – ‘Mortal Wish’ by Tina Folsom



Blurb 

Jake Stone comes to an island with a magical spring to have his only wish in life fulfilled: to be mortal again. As a vampire, he’s tired of the lonely and unfulfilling life he’s been living. Then he meets Claire Culver, a woman whose trip to the island is her last hope. She wishes for a miracle to cure her of a terminal illness. 

Will her wish be granted, or will this be her last Christmas? 

Review

Jake is a vampire who longs for a human life. When he learns of a supposedly magical hot spring that grants one’s true desires, he goes to the little island. There he meets Claire, a woman soon to die from brain cancer, and everything changes for him. Their chemistry is instant and sizzling, and Jake soon realizes what he really needs.
This story is a prequel to the Scanguards Vampire series. Though I liked it, you don’t have to read it in order to like and understand the other books.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book from Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Release Blitz - 'Healing His Medic' by Nana Prah


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Title: Healing His Medic
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Series: The Protectors #1

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Doctor Comfort and Commander Akin cannot deny the attraction between them, but navigating uncharted personal waters may be the least of their problems when confronted with bold pirate attacks and other vicious unknown dangers onboard the frigate. And when Comfort's life gets on the line, Akin knows he will do anything to save his medic and heal her battered heart in the process.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#BookReview – ‘Riding with the Cop’ by JS Scott



Blurb

Lilly Thompson just wanted to get her ride along time with Sergeant Jake Simmons over and done. She needed to complete three shifts with the Sheriff's Department to complete her internship for school. Just when she thought she was finished, she makes a stupid mistake in the last moments of her time spent with Jake. If he doesn't give her a good report, she fails her internship. When he tells her he can't give her the report she wants because of her mistake she begs, pleads and is willing to do anything to correct the mistake. But there's only one way Jake will relent and give her a good report, and it involves handcuffs and naked bodies. Lilly wonders how far Jake will go with his punishment. Little does she know that Jake plans to take it all the way and then some! How long can Lilly resist his dark passion? Will she turn and run...or will she submit to the deepest pleasure she has ever known?

Review

College student Lilly is doing a ride along with Jake, a sergeant for the sheriff’s department, and she doesn’t understand the tension between them. When he’s called to check out a possible B&E, he tells her to wait in the car until it’s safe. She doesn’t listen, and the cop blackmails her into getting naked. Then the fun starts.
Despite the use of passive voice and some typos, the writing flowed well and kept my attention. I enjoyed the story, but I don’t like it when police officers abuse their power, especially with what’s going on in the real world right now. For the sake of erotica, however, the plot device fits.
3 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book from Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Release Day - 'Vicious Glamour' by Maggie Marr #Giveaway

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  Kiley Kepner, the perennial bad girl of Hollywood, finally meets the men that can tame her, but will she get her happily ever after?

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