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{Review} Bad Boy Werewolf (Bad Boys Of BDSM)

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Bad Boy Werewolf By Leigh Foxlee
Bad Boys Of BDSM
Read August 2016
2 stars

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Synopsis

A year and a half ago, the lead singer of garage rock band No Mercy mysteriously disappeared, and his girlfriend and band mate, Merry, never thought she’d see him again. She moved on and hooked up with the band’s lead guitarist. Then one day he stumbles back into her life and literally falls at her feet!

Noah Wilder returns with dark secrets and a curse—he’s become a werewolf. Merry is plunged into a world of monsters and deception and becomes caught in a love triangle. Can she help Noah break the grip the Dark Moon pack has on him, and will she be forced to choose between her new love and her high school sweetheart?

Review

I’m a little at odds with this story. Was it enjoyable? Yes but it wasn’t anything memorable thou. I felt like the story was finishing up; and it could have and then the author decides it add a two weeks later section. Nothing wrong with that, but when reading it just felt like an add on not a continuation of the story.

The little mystery in the story is what keep me reading til the end, but overall I’m left wanting more.

{Review} Rose’s Thorns (Happily Never Happened #2)

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Rose’s Thorns by LeTeisha Newton
Happily Never Happened #2
Read April 2016
2 stars

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Synopsis

If you lost your Happily Ever After because the man of your dreams died, who could ever chase the nightmares away?

Rose has taken care of her pack for decades, and is fine surviving just for them. That was until her Fairy Godmother shows up to fix her greatest mistake—killing Rose’s Big Bad Wolf. Now Rose’s Dimitri is back, but he isn’t completely the man she has always loved. He’s fighting to figure out who he truly is—all while setting her body afire.

Is Rose strong enough to make their love survive even death, or will her thorns push away the only man who could ever tame her?

Series Reading Order

#1 Sin’s Pleasure
#2 Rose’s Thorns

Review

I was drawn to this book because of the blurb and it sounded like an interesting spin of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. However it fell a little short of more. I was expecting something a little more from the story and the characters. Maybe it was just a little too short for me. By the time I was really get into, it just ended.

Overall there was good character develop and the sex scenes were very hot for what little there is of the story.

{Review} Marked In Flesh (The Others #4)

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
The Others #4
Read March 2016
5 stars

Synopsis

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver ~ my review
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 TBA

Review

After the ending of the last book I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Marked In Flesh. The wait between books is just too long, but it was oh so worth it in the end. As soon as I started this book I was sucked back into the world of The Others and the human pack like no time had passed between the release of Vision In Silver and Marked In Flesh.

Anne Bishop really has a way with words and this story in no different. There is just something so captivating about the characters she creates and the world that she builds around them. As a reader, I feel as if I’m really there with the characters going through everything that they are going through at the same time.

Marked in Flesh starts out a little differently to the rest of the books in the series so far. There are a lot of POVs to consider and while it may be a little confusing as to who is say what and when, but it all makes sense the more you read. I loved reading about how different characters were reacting to the events around them. It really opened my eyes the world that Ms Bishop has created for The Others.

“We will give you some time to decide how much human the terra indigene will keep”

This books also focuses more heavily on The Others and Humans First and Last movement. The struggle between the two has hit an ultimate peak and the consequence from the actions of the HFL were felt by both sides when the Elders decided to take matters into their own hands.

After the way the last book ended I was really excited to see where Meg and Simon’s relationship would go. However with everything else that was going on, I felt that they had very little on page time together. I really wanted to see more of them. Just when I thought something major was going to happen and it didn’t, I think my heart gave out. You can do this to me. It is so unfair. I’m living for the next book. Please hurry I must find out what happens next.

PS. For some strange reason when I finished reading Marked in Flesh the first thing that came to mind was the song ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. As strange as it may seem, there are lyrics in there that relate very well to this story.

{Review} The Dark Alpha (Dark Brothers Trilogy #1)

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The Dark Alpha by Cora A. Murray
Dark Brothers #1
Read January 2016
2 stars

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Synopsis

Criminal Justice student Zoey York is excited and nervous to start the first of her night classes. After learning the dark, sexy stranger who taps on her car window is none other than her Intro to Criminology professor, Aiden Dark, she tries to fight the instant attraction she feels for him.

Aiden Dark has a secret and after meeting Zoey he is finding it harder and harder to control the raging beast within him. After she turns down his coffee invitation he does his best to remain indifferent to her.

Despite all of their attempts at avoiding one another a turn of events pushes them together.

Can Aiden tell Zoey what lies just beneath the surface or will he lose her forever if he does?

Series Reading Order

#1 The Dark Alpha
#2 The Dark Omega
#3 The Dark Delta

Review

I liked where this story was going but it was just way too short. It felt like a was reading more of an outline for a novel rather than an actual book. I really felt like it could have been fleshed out lot more.

In saying that, I did enjoy the stories and characters that the author has created and will be checking out the rest of the books in the series.

{Review} Man Love Box Set

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Man Love Box Set by C.J. Sneere and Leigh Foxlee
Read July 2015

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Synopsis:

Love and passion know no boundaries. The heart wants what the heart wants.

This box set from international bestselling authors C.J. Sneere and Leigh Foxlee brings together the best of their gay erotic romance stories. Tales of protective alpha werewolves and shifters, of mysterious Russian occultists, and star-crossed lovers.

Escape inside the pages of these wild, hot reads and lose yourself!

Review

Bad Boy Biker. Read July 2015. 4 stars
I’ve read MC romances. I’ve read paranormal. I’ve read MM romances. But I have never read a book with all three of these elements together. And for some strange reason it worked really well. I loved this story. It had just the right mix of all the above genres that I couldn’t put it down. Plus this story is really hot. Probably one of the hottest MM romances I’ve read to date.

{Review} Vision In Silver (The Others #3)

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Vision In Silver by Anne Bishop
The Other #3
Read April 2015
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

Series Reading Order:

#1 Written in Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 Untitled (Book 5)

Review:

It was so great to be back with Simon, Meg and the rest of the gang in the others series. I have missed them so much. However now I have to wait another year for the next chapter in their story. So not fair, but I will wait. How could I not? Everything about this series is so captivating. This is urban fantasy at it’s best.

The first half of the book focuses on giving the reader lots of information about everything that has already happened and happening with the Human First and Last movement. Some new charters are introduced, both good and bad and some that I’m still unsure about and would like to know more about.

While there didn’t seem to be a ‘big’ action event towards the end of the book, there was still some pretty major things to happen. I couldn’t believe when I was reading it that the terra indigene would like to go that far with the humans, but they do take threats very seriously. It was just a bit of a shock really.

The relationship between Simon and Meg. This is a whole other thing. It’s there but at the same time it’s not. There is just something about this couple that is so intriguing. Can’t wait to see were they are heading.

And the ending is just beautiful.

Since the series was originally 3 books, I can see how this book could be more of an information filler in the series, but I wouldn’t be skipping over it because I may have just miss something that is important in the next books. No author does world building quite like Anne Bishop. I love it so much. Can’t wait for the next one in the series now.

{Review} Murder of Crows (The Others #2)

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Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
The Other #2
Read April 2014
5 stars

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Synopsis

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard – Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader – wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet-and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red
#2 Murder Of Crows
#3 TBA

Review

Meg’s story continues on from ‘Written in Red’, the first book in ‘The Others’ series. However this time the danger comes in the form of two new drugs on the market and people murdering crows just for fun. It is up to everyone in Lakeside to figure out a way to stop it before the ‘bomb’ goes off.

It feel like I have been waiting forever to read this book and was not disappointed; loved it from start to finish. The story is captivating, with most of the same characters returning from the first book, along with new ones. The danger is growing more and more and hopefully the next book will bring some more answers.

Do any of them realize that Simon Wolfgard is falling in love with Meg Corbyn? Monty wondered. Does Wolfgard understand his own response to the girl? What about Meg? How does she feel? What would the rest of the Others do if one of their kind did fall in love with a human?

The only downside is the wait for the next book now.

Okay. I picked up a movie to watch tonight. You can watch it with me if you like. It’s a chick movie. Merri Lee said that means girls like it, not that there are small birds in it.

 

{Review} Written in Red (The Others #1)

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Written in Red by Anne Bishop
The Others #1
Read August 2013
5+ stars

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Synopsis:

Meg Corbyn is on the run. Alone and desperate, she stumbles into the Lakeside Courtyard, where the Others reside. Meg knows entering a Courtyard is a dangerous risk – most people who tangle with the Others end up dead – but it’s the only place she’ll be safe from the people chasing her.

For Simon Wolfgard, leader of the Others residing in Lakeside, Meg is a puzzle and he has to decide if she is worth the fight to keep her in the Courtyard. It will be a fight not just with the humans hunting her down, but with some of the Others – as well as a fight with his own confusing feelings towards Meg.

For Police Officer Montgomery, Meg is the property he’s supposed to recover – and the spark that could start a confrontation with the Others that would wipe out the human city of Lakeside.

And for Meg, who has seen her own future, living in the Courtyard is a chance to have a life – for what little time she has left.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Written in Red
#2 Murder of Crows
#3 TBA

Review:

There is nothing I didn’t like about this book. I just feel in love with everything; the characters, the plot and the world that Anne Bishop can so easily create.

While there are a lot of characters in the story and names to remember, it doesn’t get messy and everything is easy to follow. The plot doesn’t lag and there is a surprise upon every turn of the page.

I found it was the prefect fantasy read, with a bit a paranormal thrown in just to keep things interesting.