Dragon Fever (Dark Kings 9.5) by Donna Grant-Review and Book Tour

Dragon Fever (Dark Kings 9.5) by Donna Grant-Review and Book Tour

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DRAGON FEVER
Dark Kings 9.5
by Donna Grant
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance
Release Date : July 26, 2016

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 26, 2016

A yearning that won’t be denied

Rachel Marek is a journalist with a plan. She intends to expose the truth about dragons to the world – and her target is within sight. Nothing matters but getting the truth, especially not the ruggedly handsome, roguishly thrilling Highlander who oozes danger and charm. And when she finds the truth that shatters her faith, she’ll have to trust her heart to the very man who can crush it…

A legend in the flesh

Suave, dashing Asher is more than just a man. He’s a Dragon King – a being who has roamed this planet since the beginning of time. With everything on the line, Asher must choose to trust an enemy in the form of an all too alluring woman whose tenacity and passion captivate him. Together, Asher and Rachel must fight for their lives – and their love – before an old enemy destroys them both

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REVIEW: DRAGON FEVER by Donna Grant is the latest novella (July 2016) in her contemporary, adult DARK KINGS paranormal romance series, and the latest installment in the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series. This is Dragon King Asher, and journalist Rachel Marek’s story line. DRAGON FEVER can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and backstory I recommend reading the series in order as there is a continuing theme and building story line throughout.

SOME BACKGROUND: The DARK KINGS is a spinoff from Donna Grant’s DARK WARRIOR series which in turn is a spin off from Donna’s DARK SWORD series- all set in the Highlands of Scotland. The Dark Fae and their King Taraeth, along with the Ulrik the Silver Dragon King and his uncle Mikkel have declared war on the Dragon Kings by exposing the dragon’s existence to humankind. The last wars between man and the world of the paranormal saw a great loss of life on all sides-but Ulrik wants revenge against King Constantine of the Dragon Kings.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Asher and Rachel) DRAGON FEVER follows journalist Rachel Marek as she endeavors to uncover the truth about the existence of dragons and their connection to the Dreagan Whiskey Distillery. With the release of a video that shows several dragons shifting during battle, our heroine has been diligently searching for proof and Asher is the man of the hour. But someone else is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and Rachel is unaware of the connection to Dreagan and the Dragon Kings.

DRAGON FEVER is a story of betrayal, intrigue and romance. Asher believes he has found him mate in the woman who pretends to be someone else. Their relationship is very quick to develop as our heroine sets out to seduce the story line hero. The $ex scenes are provocative and intense. DRAGON FEVER is a compelling story that reveals a little more information about Ulrik and his Silver Dragons- Con and his Dragon Kings are about to face an even bigger battle. The premise is imaginative; the characters are intelligent and dynamic; the romance is fated and fast.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Asher exited the car amid a flash of clicks from cameras as well as reporters doing their best to holler questions the loudest in the hopes he might answer.
“Is it true you’re a dragon?” one reporter asked.
Another yelled, “Shift for us.”
They had no idea how much he wanted to do just that, if for no other reason than to get everyone out of his face. Instead, he put on a serene expression, buttoned his jacket and gave a nod to a few spectators lined up along the entrance as he walked in.
Once inside the centre, there was no time to relax. Ms. Engel was right on his heels, directing where he was headed and giving him names of those he would be meeting.
He stopped outside of the closed doors of the room.
“Is something wrong, sir?” Ms. Engel asked.
“For one, my name is Asher, not sir.”
She held up a finger to stop him. “Mr. Constantine also tried to tell me the same thing. I work for Dreagan and whoever represents the company at the WWC. While here, you’ll always be ‘sir.’”
Asher could accept that. Blossom was beginning to grow on him. She might be a miniature drill sergeant, but she was damn good at her job. No wonder Con used her year after year.
He drew in a breath and released it as he looked behind them. “Is it always so…” He waved his hand around, looking for the right word.
“Crazy? Insane? Nearly fanatical?”
He nodded. “Yes.”
“Only when Dreagan is here.” Ms. Engel put the cap on her pen. “Before TVL, everyone just wanted a glimpse of those who were a part of Dreagan and get a taste of the whisky. After TVL, well, now they want to see what might happen.”
“TVL?” he asked, sorting through all sorts of words she might mean.
“The Video Leak.”
“Ah.” Well, that made sense. He turned his attention to her. “Did you see the video?”
“Of course.”
When she said nothing further, he asked, “What did you think?”
“It doesn’t matter, sir.”

 

 

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donna_grant_newDonna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

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Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates #11) by Felicity Heaton-Review,Book Tour & Giveaway

HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH (Eternal Mates # 11) by Felicity Heaton-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH
Eternal Mates #11
by Felicity Heaton
Genre: adult,fantasy, paranormal romance
Release Date: July 30, 2016

Haunted by the King of Death, the eleventh book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release of Grave and Isla’s romance, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Enter the Haunted by the King of Death international giveaway (ends August 14th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate by using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post or at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/haunted-by-the-king-of-death-paranormal-romance-novel.php

 

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A ruthless vampire warrior, Grave Van der Garde rules the mercenary Preux Chevaliers with an iron fist, determined to retain his hard-won position as one of the most powerful men in Hell and his reputation as the heartless King of Death. But beneath the cold façade beats the heart of a vampire torn between love and hate, ripped in two directions by a single ethereally beautiful female—his fated phantom mate.

Driven by her phantom instincts, Isla used a spell to make her solid in order to deceive the vampire who killed her sister’s demon mate and have revenge on him, condemning him with a single kiss to become a phantom too. But her plan took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with him, and with her new life, and the night she betrayed him shattered both of their hearts. Now, he lives to make her suffer through their connection, one that is fading with them as they begin to slip into the phantom world, and she must face the monster she created if she is to save herself and the vampire she still loves.

With a demon from Grave’s past determined to destroy him and everything he holds dear, and the clock ticking down to their inevitable doom, can he and Isla overcome their past and their pride to work together to secure the future they both desire deep in their hearts? Or will death finally catch up with the vampire king and his phantom mate?

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REVIEW: HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH is the eleventh installment in Felicity Heaton’s ETERNAL MATES paranormal romance series. This is vampire warrior Grave Van der Garde, and phantom Isla’s story line. HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Several of the characters from Felicity’s Vampire Erotic Theatre series cross over with the premise of HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH allowing for a new direction in the Eternal Mates series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Grave and Isla) HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH follows the rekindling of the relationship between Grave Van der Garde and his wayward mate Isla. Approximately one hundred years earlier our heroine seduced and cursed the ruthless vampire in retaliation for the murder of her beloved brother in law. For close to a century, Isla and Grave have led separate but connected lives, but a spell once cast to keep Isla in corporeal form begins to fail taking she and Grave, the vampire she has always loved, towards the fade. What ensues is the search for the mage who cast the original spell, and the struggle to keep one step ahead of a demon determined to destroy their lives. Grave is a mercenary who has killed too many men, and revenge and retaliation have landed on his front door threatening everyone he loves. Be forewarned, the violence quotient has increased in this particular story line-not everyone will survive; no one is safe from trauma and death.

Once again, like most of the previous story lines in the series, HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH is mostly a narrative where the reader follows the story line through the leading characters’ thoughts and ideas. The interaction between Grave and Isla is limited in the first half of the book but picks up when our couple must embark on a journey to save one another’s life. The relationship between Grave and Isla is tempestuous at best but both begin to realize that they have loved one another since the day they met. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. Grave needs to reclaim the mate he hasn’t touched in close to one hundred years.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters; a number of the original couples from Felicity’s Vampire Erotic Theatre make an appearance including Snow and Aurora, Payne and Elissa. We are also introduced to Grave’s brothers-Bastien and Night. The remaining member of Isla’s extended family Frey is now in the position of King of the First Realm.

HAUNTED BY THE KING OF DEATH is a fast paced, action packed and entertaining story of betrayal, revenge and second chances. The premise is enchanting and imaginative; the characters are colorful, animated and dynamic; the romance is fated by slow to build. Felicity Heaton’s addicting ETERNAL MATES series is a passionate ride through the world of the paranormal.

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Haunted by the King of Death is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/haunted-by-the-king-of-death-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death

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Darkness rolled over the land, visceral power that pressed down on him and chilled his blood.
Around him, the battle stilled, warriors frozen in position, locked in combat for a heartbeat before they all broke apart and turned as one towards the black mountains.

Grave looked there.

A male stood on a huge rock at the base of the mountain, just metres beyond the edge of the battle. He towered over them, black eyes surveying every warrior below him, gold elliptical pupils flashing as his gaze shifted quickly from one male to the next. His stance was casual, the black gauntlet covering the lower half of his right arm resting on the hilt of a huge black broadsword that stood beside him, the point buried into the solid rock, but Grave had the feeling this male hadn’t come to the edge of the Devil’s domain just to watch them fight.

The demon straightened and curled his clawed fingers over the pommel of his sword as his black eyebrows pinched low and his broad lips flattened.

Grave watched him closely, wary of the newcomer. He was young, appearing little more than in his early twenties to mortal eyes, but that meant nothing when it came to demons, especially those of the Devil’s ranks.

This male could easily decimate both sides of the warriors gathered before him.

It was rare for one of his kind to leave the Devil’s realm, although as far as Grave could tell, the male still stood within the threshold of his dark lord’s lands.

The sensation of death and power that he exuded seemed to grow stronger as he searched the faces of the warriors, and many of them began backing away from him, some of the Preux Chevaliers included.

Grave remained where he was, beyond the line of demons and vampires now forming between him and the newcomer.

The young male ran the claws of his left gauntlet around the curve of his polished black horn and then ran the pad of his thumb across the pointed tip. They looked as if they had been sharpened, made even more deadly.

The longer Grave watched him, the stronger a sensation within him grew, a feeling that he knew the male even though he also felt sure he had never met him before.

He was oddly familiar.

But then, most demons looked the same to him.

The male’s broad bare chest shifted in a deep sigh and he moved his left foot, his shoulders twisting as he went to turn away.

His eyes landed on Grave.

He stilled and narrowed his gaze, and his demeanour darkened, the sense of power that flowed from him becoming a crushing wave as he turned back to face him and lifted his left hand.

Pointed right at Grave.

“You,” the male snarled through sharp fangs and Grave had half a mind to point a finger at his chest and blink hard.

Instead, he remained perfectly still and held his calm façade even as a question pounded in his mind.

What had he done to deserve the bastard’s attention?

He scowled as the ranks of warriors between him and the demon parted, all three factions quick to clear the way, removing themselves from the firing line.

Grave bared his fangs at Asher, daring him to back away any further than he already had.

So a demon of the Devil’s ranks had come to them looking for a fight.

It wasn’t the first time he had fought a demon of his kind and it wouldn’t be the last. He had fought older, stronger demons from the Devil’s domain than this one and lived to tell the tale.

He would mount the bastard’s head on his wall.

Or his entire carcass on the towering metal spikes outside his palace.

The demon pulled his black broadsword free of the rock and dropped to the earth, the obsidian armour on his lower half rattling as he landed hard. He straightened and the warriors around Grave backed off another step. Asher wisely remained where he was, his sword at the ready and his crimson eyes locked on the demon.

Grave calmly walked forwards, into the gap between the two groups of warriors. The situation was turning strange, with warriors who had been fighting to the death just minutes ago now united in silence in the face of a potential new enemy.

An enemy that had singled him out for some damned reason.

“What do you want?” Grave barked and the male’s black eyes darkened.

“You,” he hissed and stalked towards him, crossing the threshold between the realms.

Grave arched an eyebrow. “Any reason why? I was in the middle of a battle so I would like to know why you chose to disturb it and by the looks of things ruin my chances of getting paid for the job we had undertaken.”

“A job,” the demon spat and flexed black clawed fingers around the hilt of his obsidian blade. “For a price you will do anything… kill anyone?”

He nodded.

Maybe the demon had come to buy the services of the Preux Chevaliers.

That thought died when the demon disappeared only to reappear right in front of him, launched a hand out and grabbed him around the throat. He choked as the demon lifted him from the ground by his neck and kicked out, striking hard with his boots, battering the male’s legs.

He sensed Asher rush forwards.

“Retreat,” Grave bit out when the demon turned his black eyes on his men, his elliptical pupils little more than gold slits burning in their centres, and he felt the male’s intent to attack.

Whatever he had done, he could find a way out of it, but he wasn’t going to put his men in the firing line for no reason. He was their captain, their commander, and he was damned if they were going to die because of him.

“Retreat.” He squeezed that word out again and relief poured through him when he heard Asher barking orders to his men and sensed them moving back, drifting into the distance.

The lands around them emptied, leaving him alone with the demon male.

“How very noble,” the demon said, his voice a low purr laced with darkness, fury so strong that Grave could almost feel it sliding over his skin, tugging at his bloodlust. The male’s eyes slid back to him and narrowed again as he studied him, tilting his head to his left. “Odd that you have such an approach with your subordinates when you do not extend that nobility to others.”

To others?

Grave frowned and grasped the male’s wrist and hand in an attempt to lessen the pressure on his throat.

The male snarled and tightened his grip in response, and Grave choked as his head felt as if it was going to burst and he swore he could feel his trachea collapsing.

He kicked out again and the male snarled, twisted towards the mountains and hurled him at them. Pain exploded across his back as he slammed into the rock on which the demon had stood and he breathed hard as he collapsed onto the black earth, wheezing as he fought for air.

“Where was your nobility when you murdered my family?” the demon growled and the ground shook with each word, causing small chunks of rock to break off the boulder at Grave’s back and rain down on him.

He closed his eyes and flinched as one struck his temple and he felt the sting, smelled the fresh blood as it bloomed to the surface of the cut.

He had murdered the demon’s family?

“I came only to deliver a message… this time.” The male’s voice was so loud that Grave tensed, his eyes shooting open.

Boots filled his vision.

A face filled it a moment later as the demon hauled him off the ground by his throat again and shoved him against the rock. A face filled with fury, twisted in pain and hatred, darkened by anger. Razor sharp fangs flashed between his teeth as he snarled and his black horns flared further forwards, so close to Grave’s face as the demon leaned towards him that he leaned back, pressing the back of his aching head into the rock.

“I came to deliver a warning.”

Grave swallowed as best he could. He wasn’t sure he should be thankful about the fact he was going to survive this encounter, not when the air around him had slowly turned ominous, a sense of doom steadily growing within him.

“I have spent my years well, Lord Van der Garde,” the male hissed in his face and smiled slowly. “My dark master gave me access to his seers… gave me knowledge and power. I know of Night and Bastian… your brothers… I know of your cousins, Snow and Antoine… I know of their family.”

Grave tried to shake his head. No. He wouldn’t let this bastard target his family because of something he had done.

He lunged forwards and cracked his forehead against the demon’s, and the male grunted and reeled backwards from the force of the blow, his grip loosening. Grave broke free and shoved his hands against the male’s chest, and then darted around him, gaining space and freedom.

He would kill the bastard right here and put an end to his threat.

He ran across the black earth, crimson eyes furiously scanning it for a weapon, any weapon.

The air behind him shifted and the ground slammed into his face, and he cried out as his right scapula shattered under the force of the demon’s blow.

The male leaned over him, bringing his mouth so close to Grave’s right ear that his left horn stabbed into the nape of his neck.

Grave stilled, heart pounding as he felt the press of the male’s horn against his spine. One wrong move and the male would kill him with it, he knew it.

He gritted his teeth and bit back the growl of frustration that wanted to burst from his lips. As soon as the male gave him space, he would find a way to break free again. He had to bide his time. He would find a way to break free and he would find a blade, and he would cut the bastard’s head off.

“Such anger,” the male whispered into his ear. “Imagine how I feel… imagine seven hundred years of waiting… yearning to kill you and your kin as you killed mine before my very eyes… taking my family from me… leaving me to die in that castle… nothing more than a helpless babe.”

A shiver ran down Grave’s spine.

He remembered that night, and he hadn’t been alone in leading the attack on the black castle at the edge of the Devil’s lands. Snow had been with him.

It wasn’t possible the demon had been at the castle though.

They had been thorough, had checked every room, every damned nook and cranny to ensure they had killed the entire family of demons. It had been part of the contract they had been carrying out for the Preux Chevaliers. The Seventh King of demons had wanted the noble family eradicated because they had been sending the more powerful Devil’s demons to raze their lands and kill their people.

It had been a message to the Devil, a warning to remove his cherished elite from the borders of their realms, and it had worked.

But this male had survived, and now he was sending a message to Grave, one he couldn’t dare to ignore.

“Next time our paths cross… I will be delivering the heads of your entire family… one by one.”

The demon stilled and Grave could feel his eyes on his back, close to his hand where it pressed into his broken right shoulder, keeping him pinned face down on the black ground.

Grave gasped as the male ripped the shirt from his back and squeezed his eyes shut as claws raked lightly over his skin, tracing a pattern between his shoulder blades.

“A mating mark,” the demon murmured and continued to follow the lines of it.

Grave swallowed against the bile rising up his throat, fought the flood of vile oily darkness that pulled at his bloodlust as the male stroked his claws across his flesh and his power flowed over him. Into him.

Power that Grave knew he wasn’t strong enough to overcome on the battlefield, not as he was now, weakened by the very mark the male had noticed.

“This is unexpected.” The demon moved his hand to the back of Grave’s head and shoved it down against the rough ground, and he grimaced as pain splintered across his skull. The male leaned closer again and smirked. “Unexpected but not unwelcomed. I will take my time with the female when I find her. Perhaps I will even keep her alive for a while… to serve me.”

Grave snarled and flashed his fangs, unable to keep still any longer. No one touched Isla. No one but him. He was going to be the one to end her, not some demon. Her life was his to take in payment for what she had done to him.

The male pressed harder on his head and he ground his teeth against the pain, stilled beneath the demon, fearing he would crush his skull if he kept fighting him even when he knew the demon wanted him alive.

Wanted him to suffer.

“I will send you to your death soon enough… but first you must witness the bloody end of your family… and you will die with the knowledge that your mate is forever in these hands.” He brought his claws close to Grave’s face and Grave flinched away, unable to stop himself from reacting.

The demon’s smile grew wider. Darker.

And then he was gone.

Grave remained face down on the earth, breathing hard as he battled the sudden flood of emotions, feelings he hadn’t experienced in a very long time.

Fear. Despair.

He rolled onto his back and stared at the dark grey sky of Hell, and the mark on his back warmed, began to tingle as a connection started to open.

He slammed it shut on her, unwilling to allow her to see him like this, shaken and afraid, fearing for his life and that of his family.

He had already lost too many of them.

He pulled down a hard breath, curled his fingers into fists until his claws bit into his palms, and then roared his fury at the sky, stopping only when his lungs burned and head turned. His fangs bit into his gums as he snarled, fury obliterating his fear, darkness destroying the despair.

He was the King of Death, second only to the Devil in this dark realm. A lowly prince of demons was no match for him.

Grave would hunt him down and kill him before he could lay a claw on any of his family.

If the male wanted war, then he would have one.

About The Author

Felicity HeatonFelicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

 

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk
Blog: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/felicityheaton
Twitter: http://twitter.com/felicityheaton
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Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow #5) by Molly Harper-a review

WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE (Half-Moon Hollow#5) by Molly Harper-a review

Where the Wild Things Bite

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 26, 2016

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield’s job description. You know what isn’t? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow…while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

Fortunately, Anna’s dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she’s stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner-or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they’re not out of the woods yet.

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REVIEW: WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITES is the fifth full length instalment in Molly Harper’s contemporary Half-Moon Hollow paranormal romance series. This is vampire Finn Palmeroy, and archivist Anna Whitfield’s story line. WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Finn was first introduced in Harper’s The Single Undead Mom’s Club.

Told from first person point of view (Anna) WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE follows Anna as she is tasked with returning an important package to vampire Jane Jameson-Nightengale in Half-Moon Hollow but a near death experience including a deranged pilot, a plane crash, a journey through the backwoods of Kentucky (cue the Deliverance music) and a vampire who may or may not be on her side have forced Anna to look at the bigger picture-someone or something wants the package she carries, and if found in the wrong hands could mean disaster to all concerned. What ensues is the back and forth, bickering and sarcastic relationship between Anna and Finn, and Anna’s determination to stay one step of the vampire who is in dire need of an influx of human blood.

Finn is a bad boy; a con man; a vampire whose latest target is our story line heroine. Finn has been ordered to retrieve the package Anna’s carries, but finds himself reluctant to break Anna’s heart. Anna is human, raised by an absent father and an overly compulsive and neurotic mother. Our heroine is well aware of the undead and is having a difficult time with the existence of the other supernatural races including the very species taking aim at our story line couple.

Molly Harper weaves a humorous tale of adventure and quirky fun. There are plenty of colorful and eccentric characters including Jane, Gabriel and our favorite Dick Cheney, along with a number of shifter oddities and anomalies. The sexual relationship between Anna and Finn is lighthearted; they spend most of the story line bickering and arguing about their fate and current circumstance. The premise is entertaining and giggle worthy; the characters are animated and spirited; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after-for now. WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE is a sexy paranormal story with a little bit of romance and fun.

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One by Jewel E. Ann-Review, Book tour & Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 28, 2016

Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.

Until …

God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.

It was one day.
One moment.
One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.

His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.

When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.

“We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”

***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.

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REVIEW: ONE by Jewel E. Ann is a contemporary, adult, stand alone/spin off, romance story focusing on NFL rookie quarterback Cage Monaghan, and Lake Jones. Cage is the son of JT Monaghan, and Lake is the sister of Luke Jones both characters previously introduced in Jewel’s Jack and Jill series. The story line advances the Jack and Jill series and events several years.

Told from dual first person points of view (Cage and Lake) ONE is a story of second chances. Years earlier, Lake and Cage met at Cage’s father’s funeral, and although neither one was thinking about the future, one kiss meant everything to our leading couple. Fast forward several years, where Cage is now a starring quarterback in the NFL, and Lake is a cover model for cutting-edge prosthetics. What ensues is a rekindling of attraction, and a second chance for two people whose lives connected through grief, loss and the feisty Jillian Knight aka Jessica Day three years before. Cage never forgot the ‘one’ that got away; and Lake has never forgotten their forbidden kiss.

ONE is an inspiring and endearing story of romance; a seduction of the mind; a tale that will awaken the heart and the soul. Jewel E Ann’s ONE is an emotional free fall where one man has found the person that completes his life; where one woman who has fought against the odds, has survived to grab hold of the stars, reaching for the moon and taking a chance on the future. Cage and Lake’s chemistry is unmistakable; their sexual attraction is off the charts. There are plenty of humorous moments; witty banter and sexual innuendo enveloped by a love story meant to arouse the senses. The premise is brilliant and wondrous; the characters are incredible, impulsive and dynamic; the romance is heartwarming, captivating and emotional. ONE is a truly, spectacular story; a well written and imaginative tale about two people destined by fate whose lives connected three years earlier through grief and loss. Jewel E Ann’s writing is intoxicating; the words on the page but a path to beautiful tale.

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Jjewel e annewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Mettle (Spartan Riders MC #2) by J.C. Valentine-a review

METTLE (Spartan Riders #2) by J.C. Valentine-a review

Mettle

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 26, 2016

Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.

Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?

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REVIEW: METTLE is the second installment in J.C. Valentine’s contemporary, adult SPARTAN RIDERS erotic MC romance series focusing on the men and women of the Spartan Riders Motorcycle club. This is Sargent at Arms Tucker ‘Country’ Abrams, and undercover agent Talia McKinnon’s story line. METTLE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but for cohesion and backstory I recommend reading the series in order as some of the events in book two are as of a direct result from some of the events in book one GRIT wherein threats against the club president’s girlfriend continue to grow.

Told from several third person points of view METTLE follows special agent Talia McKinnon on her assignment to infiltrate the Spartan Riders MC in the hopes of ferreting out a human trafficking ring. The FBI’s most recent undercover agent with the Spartan Riders MC has gone dark, and Talia has volunteered for the next undercover assignment. What ensues is the building relationship between Talia and the Spartan Riders Sargent at arms Tucker Abrams- a manwhore whose latest club bunny has been pushed to the side- and Talia’s search for any information that will lead to the missing women, and proof that Tucker and his MC are involved.

The relationship between Tucker and Talia is quick to develop as Tucker is a man who never refuses an offer for a night of uninhibited $ex but is also a man who doesn’t do relationships or love. Talia’s undercover assignment does not include taking her marks to bed, but in order to get close to the MC, Talia is willing to go above and beyond until her cover is blown by one of her own. One thing stands in Talia’s way-club bunny Bambi-a woman who has her claws in Tucker Abrams. The $ex scenes are erotic, intense and provocative. There is plenty of sexual tension and palpable energy between our leading couple.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including club President Blake Mahone and his girlfriend Gabby (Grit), as well as a number of Club members-The Spartans VP Repo has his eyes set on club bartender Ginger-a woman scorned when the man she loved fell in love with someone else. We are introduced to Talia’s co-workers and fellow agents in the field, some of whom may be working for the other side. The characters are real, heartbreaking and intense.

The world building looks at life within the MC: the friendships, rivalries, rules and regulations. Sex is a regular part of their every day life, and no one is immune from jealousy or threats.

METTLE is a fast paced, intriguing story of betrayal and trust; lies and deceit; friendship and love; forgiveness and letting go of the past. The premise is engaging and riveting; the romance is passionate, energetic and seductive. J.C. Valentine’s METTLE will suck you in for the ride of your life.

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Right Through Me (The Obsidian Files #1) by Shannon McKenna-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

Right Through Me (The Obsidian Files #1) by Shannon McKenna-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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RIGHT THROUGH ME
The Obsidian Files #1
by Shannon McKenna
Release Date:July 26, 2016
Genre: adult, sci-fi, romance

Right Through Me

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Stranger, speak softly…

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he’s very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro’s lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she’ll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah’s eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can’t outrun Noah’s ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives…and their love..

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REVIEW: Right Through Me is a novel by Shannon McKenna. It begins with our hero Noah Gallagher CEO of Angel Enterprises (a mega successful bio-tech company) in a merger meeting with his fiancé, Simone, and her father, Mr. Batello. When suddenly the lights go out and music starts…enter Shamira, the belly dancer.

The dance goes on and Shamira (aka Caro, aka Caroline Bishop) mesmerizes Noah, their eyes meet and his programs go ballistic! He’s an altered human with many bio systems put into him without his consent at Midlands lab via Obsidian Group. I’m not going to spoil the story…it’s great reading.

Obviously, the engagement is off and the ultra-sexy romance is on! Lots of excitement, deception, danger and more. This is an exciting action-packed novel. The love scenes are steamy and OMG… The writing is good, the conversations are excellent and the hotness between these two characters is immediate.

Grab a really big drink, and maybe you’ll need to add a seatbelt to your favorite chair! Prepare for lots of hot action in the bedroom, lots of fighting in many places as these two work out their places in each other’s lives.

I’m looking forward to more of what I hope is a series of vast proportions! Enjoy everyone, I know I did!

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Reviewed by Georgianna

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T“Look,” he said. “I promised not to touch you. I can’t keep that promise anymore.”
She drifted closer, a cloud of sunset colors. Her scent washed over his senses. His supercharged synesthesia translated her aroma into colors in his head. He wanted to strip her bare. His hands flexed with the impulse to seize her. It almost overcame him.
“Leave.” His voice was tight. “I paid you.”
“No,” she said.
“You finished your dance. You said there could be nothing more. So go.”
“Shhh.” She stretched up, touching his cheek with soft, cool fingertips. Then, to his astonishment, she pressed a hot, soft kiss to his jaw.
“This is not helping,” he growled.
She rose up on her bare feet, her mouth near his. Never quite getting there. No kiss . . . just the caressing heat of her breath. The teasing promise of . . . maybe . . . almost.
He was so close to losing control, he didn’t dare inhale.
He stepped back. Not far enough. The sweetness of her perfume taunted him.
She didn’t move. Not one inch. She was enjoying this, feeling her power. It made his teeth grind, and his dick ache.
“You’re still here,” he said.
“I’m not ready to leave.” Her voice was a drifting whisper. “I like the way this makes me feel.”
“I’m ready,” he said. “And it’s my goddamn office.”
“Yes. After hours. And we’re alone. More or less.” She closed the slight distance between them with a single step.
So she was seducing him. He got the message—but he still didn’t dare breathe.
Then she took his hand, and pressed it against her bare belly.
They both inhaled sharply. She was flower-petal smooth against the hard, callused skin of his palm. A flash of hot lust pumped through him.
A swift, shocked ripple went through her, as if she’d had a small orgasm, and then her hand fastened over his, holding it firmly in place. As if she welcomed the touch but didn’t dare allow his hand to wander elsewhere.
“Take the envelope,” he said. “Put it in your bag, and we’re square.”
Her fingers tightened on his hand.
“I asked for a service, you provided it, I paid you,” he said stubbornly. All business. Meeting over. Too bad his dick didn’t get the memo. He was about to explode.
Without saying a word, she turned and headed to the bathroom, purple veils fluttering behind her.
He didn’t have to wait for her to return. But he knew that he would.
She was back minutes later, wearing jeans and a baggy black T-shirt. His exotic dancing maiden was gone but she was as beautiful as ever. Her real hair was a thick, curly dark cloud, caught up in back in a tousled knot of twisted ringlets. Some of them dangled around her face.
“Sorry,” he said stiffly. “That got out of hand.”
“It’s OK. Not your fault.” She looked down at herself. “I thought it was better to have this conversation in street clothes,” she said. “To see if the fantasy melted away for you without the props. Better for both of us to know right now.”
He looked her up and down. Blood roared in his ears. “That’s not happening.”
Her sig pulsed, excited pinks and reds. “So?”
“I promised not to touch you, and I broke that promise. With your help.”
She nodded reluctantly.
“If you stay here, I’ll break it again. Let me put that right out in the open.”

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Shannon McKennaShannon McKenna is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of fifteen action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series. She’s also the author of the upcoming OBSIDIAN series, the first of which, RIGHT THROUGH ME, comes out in July of 2016. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. The alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she’d ever dreamed, but what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers.

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Only an Earl Will Do by Tamara Gill – a Review

Only an Earl Will Do by Tamara Gill – a Review

 

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The reigning queen of London society, Lady Elizabeth Worthingham, has her future set out for her. Marry well, and marry without love. An easy promise to make and one she owed her family after her near ruinous past that threatened them all. And the rakish scoundrel Henry Andrews, Earl of Muir who’s inability to act a gentleman when she needed one most would one day pay for his treachery.

Returning to England after three years abroad, Henry is determined to make the only woman who captured his heart his wife. But the icy reception he receives from Elizabeth is colder than his home in the Scottish highlands. As past hurts surface and deception runs as thick as blood, so too does a love that will overcome all obstacles, unless a nameless foe, determined with his own path, gets his way and their love never sees the light of day…

 

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Only an Earl Will Do begins with Lady Elizabeth in trouble.  Unfortunately, during this era, the trouble she finds herself in will drag her family down with her.  Her father takes the reins of the situation and presents Elizabeth with her only option……marry a man who she does not love and try to make a good life for herself and her new husband. 

Henry Andrews returns to England, after living with his uncle in the states for two years (I know the blurb says three years, but we’ll get to that later) to amass some personal wealth in order to save his family holdings in Scotland, eager to see the one who had stolen his heart years ago…Lady Elizabeth Worthingham.  When Henry learns that she’d married another, his heart was broken.  She’d chosen someone else, something he could not understand, and seemed to have moved on.  When their paths finally cross, it’s obvious there are still feelings close to the surface for both, even though they are each bound and determined to not let the other know.

Once the two of them finally get to speak freely to each other, they both know that something is amiss.  It seems that there has been a conspiracy of some sort to keep the two of them apart.  Henry vows to make Elizabeth his once again, but she knows if he finds out her secret, their new relationship will be doomed before it ever gets started.  As they embark down a path trying to ferret out the one making their lives a living hell, especially Elizabeth’s,  will Henry be able to truly forgive Elizabeth her secrets or will he finally walk away for good?  The true test comes as lies are revealed and lives are changed forever………

Only an Earl Will Do had the makings of a great story, but fell a little short for me.  I really did like both characters.  Elizabeth was very honorable and her loyalty to her family will endear readers to her.  The same can be said about Henry.  He did, after all, put his life on hold for two (three??) years to save his family’s holdings and in turn lost something equally important to him.  The supporting characters were nicely written as well, and I hope to find out more about them in future books.  Even though the “bad” guy in the story was truly slimy, the whole plotline surrounding him, at least for me, was kind of….meh…..  Again, for me, it just didn’t flow and have a ring of believability to it.  The beginnings of his “badness” did, but it was stretched too thin by the end.  I do have two big complaints:  grammar and timeline.  The blurb about the book says Henry was away for three years, but in the book it says two most of the time.  And, the age of a certain character would suggest two as well.  I’m not a professional writer, but when I read a story and the grammar screams at me to notice, I have no choice.  Some of the sentences were choppy and I’d have to reread in order to get the meaning, an apostrophe shows possession and to vs. too should be a slam dunk for anyone who’s over a certain age.  Having said all of that, I really did like the story and the characters and am looking forward to the next installment.  I just hope that it’s a little more refined.  This is the first I’ve read by Tamara Gill, but look forward to giving her books another go. 

Reviewed by Vickie

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Dragon in the Blood (Vale of Stars #2) by Juliette Cross-dual review

DRAGON IN THE BLOOD (Vale of Stars #2) by Juliette Cross-a dual review

Dragon in the Blood

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While all seems quiet in Gladium Province, the Morgon Guard—the global justice force for the dragon hybrid race—knows their enemy is rebuilding its forces in the underground.

Valla Moonring, an assassin for an order of the Morgon Guard, is ordered to join an expedition through the Wastelands of Aria, a formidable, icy wilderness fraught with all manner of dangers, including outlaws, deadly weather, and big-game predators.

To her great distaste, she’s partnered with a Nightwing Security operative, Conn Rowanflame, a Morgon with the aggravating ability to get under her skin. While she takes her mission seriously, Conn’s confident charm throws her off balance, a dangerous place to be in conditions like these. Especially when cold nights require close contact.

Sensual attraction binds them ever closer, igniting a passion of unexpected force—soulfire. But when the hunters become the hunted, their bond could prove perilous. Even fatal

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Sandy’s REVIEW: DRAGON IN THE BLOOD is the second installment in Juliette Cross’s adult Vale of Stars amazing and complex fantasy series focusing on a dragon hybrid species known as the Morgons. This is Morgon’s Guard/Nightwing Security Conn Rowanflame, and Officer of the Assassin’s Order Valla Moonring’s story line. DRAGON IN THE BLOOD can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for backstory and history.

NOTE: There is a novella companion series entitled NIGHTWING (Soulfire #1 / Windburn #2) that introduces several of the characters and some background history into the war between the Morgons and humankind. I would strongly recommend reading the Nightwing companion series before starting the Vale of Stars series.

Told from several first person points of view including Valla, Conn and the priestess, DRAGON IN THE BLOOD focuses on the hunt for the Blood King- a beast of a Morgon believed to be descended from the original dragon Larkos, and a man who has amassed an army of Larkosians that rape, pillage, and sacrifice human females in the name of power and control. As three trusted members of the Morgon Elite, Conn, Valla and Bowen Huntergild are sent out to find the Syren Sisters Coven to seek out the whereabouts of the Blood King and his priestess, while searching for Bowen’s missing sisters who had been abducted by the Blood King’s men. What ensues is the building romance between Conn and Valla; a journey through harsh lands and wicked cold; and the introduction of Bastien’s Bastards-a group of outlaw Morgon’s who have promised Conn their allegiance in return for protection from future prosecution for sins of the past.

Valla is Conn’s soulfire-his mate- but our heroine does not recognize the burning need and desire between the couple. Valla was raised by her brothers, and is determined to be one of the best Morgon guards, and has no time for relationships or men. Throughout the story, Conn’s ‘burn’ for Valla increases, and yet, he too, has a difficult time recognizing his soulfire mate. The sexual attraction and heat is palpable. There is no denying the dance of want and need. The limited $ex scenes are intimate and intense.

There is a large ensemble cast with several secondary and supporting roles including many of the previous story line characters (Kol, Paxon, Gisa, Lucius) as well as Bowen-a Morgon hunter-who is searching for his sisters Serena and Lena; Bastien Silverback-an outlaw Morgon who has been accused of horrendous crimes against his family; the Priestess whose magical powers call forth the ancient rites and rituals, as well as her lover and confidant Decimus. There are a number of Bastien’s ‘Bastards’ who play secondary roles including Kera, Madera, Rafe, and Lyla. Madera will challenge Conn to a dual with Conn as her prize if she wins. And we cannot forget about the bar owner Orlik; and Brother Silvanus-a man who helps our trio on their journey towards the Syren Sisters Coven.

DRAGON IN THE BLOOD is a wondrous tale of betrayal and revenge; romance and fated mates; fantasy and drama. The icy journey through Aria finds Conn, Valla, and Bowen facing more than the cold but a pack of beasts known as the wulving, and the Larkosian army sworn to defend their master and leader. The premise is intense and impassioned; the characters are enchanting and dynamic; the romance is a story of fated mates whose soufire burns for no one else. Juliette Cross’s imagination with captivate and arouse your senses.

 

Barb’s Review:
Dragon in Blood by Juliette Cross is the 2nd book in her Vale of Stars series.  I have read two of her series and I have loved both of them; her Nightwing and Vale of Stars series are amazing.  Most of you may not know of Juliette Cross, but after reading this book, I will say it time to discover her and her fantastic exciting stories.

In Dragon in Blood, we have two amazing main characters, and will still get to see some of those from the previous books.  Valla Moonring, is our heroine, who is the sister of Kol, the captain of the Morgon Guard and our last book hero.  Valla is not only beautiful and independent, but she is also a valued member of the Morgoan Guard.  Kol sends Valla on assignment to meet with the Syren Sisters, to gain information about the Blood King, whom we met in the last book.  At first Valla is happy, until she finds out that Conn Rowenflame, a Nightwing security expert, will be her partner on this assignment.  Valla hates Conn, since he is arrogant, cocky and always teases her.  Having been brought up by her serious brother, Valla wants nothing to do with an Alpha, like Conn.  Bowen, another warrior, who is looking for his two kidnapped sisters will lead the mission.  The three of them will travel through dangerous territory, which will include the Larksonians, who belong to the Blood King; an evil witch, monsters, and a gang of thieves.  Despite all of this, the hardest part for both Valla and Conn, is trying to control their attraction for each other, as they spent a lot of time working closely.  Conn is determined to win Valla, but at the same time does not want a permanent relationship, as he has too much fun chasing all women. Easier said than done, as Conn begins to see that Valla is indeed his mate, and he must fight the Soulfire within him to not scare Valla off

What follows is a very exciting adventure that will bring in some very nice new characters, and well as some evil.  Each step of the way, they meet danger and must fight together to reach their destination.  Another pov is the evil witch, who has her own plans that do not include the Blood King.  As we race to the finish, Cross keeps us on our toes, with so much action, dangerous situations, not to mention a romance that that becomes hotter and hotter, until it reaches the heat of soulfire.  Will Valla and Conn ever get past their own independence?  Will they survive?

Juliette Cross has once again created another wonderful story that has a bit of everything; hot sexy couple; action, suspense, great secondary characters, evil villains and excellent writing. Dragon in Blood was wild, crazy exciting, action packed and steamy adventure.  Do yourself a favor, discover Juliette Cross.

 

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Juliette Cross Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance–brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

Juliette is a multi-published author, including her Nightwing series with Kensington Publishing and The Vessel Trilogy with Samhain Publishing.

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