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BRING THE HEAT – REVIEW

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“Can you stand the Heat?”

HE SAYS . . .

I, Aidan the Divine, am, well divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.

SHE SAYS . . .

I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But, we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness . . . no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold . . .

“A hot-hot series.” —Library Journal

“This potent story mix is wacky and fun-filled, with plenty of humor and blood-thirsty action.” —RT Book Reviews on Feel the Burn

“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.” —All Things Urban Fantasy on The Dragon Who Loved Me

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I was given a copy of this book Netgalley for an honest review.

Bring the Heat (Dragon Kin) is SCORCHING HOT! Ancient mountains have been turned to rubble and Annwyl is missing. Aiden and Branwen will follow Keita on a mission. During this time Branwen an Aiden will fall closer together and in bed together. What Branwen doesn’t know is Aiden has fallen for her. One of my favorite moments in the book was when Caswyn at her horse that was dying. Here he is just chomping down on the horse with no idea he was doing anything wrong. Aiden is trying to hold Branwen back from killing Caswyn. He just looks at them, Caswyn that is, and just tells them that the horse was already dying and he was hungry. All Branwen wants to do is kill him for eating her favorite horse. There is many more bust out laughing moments throughout the book. I love all the books in this series, and recommend them to everyone. Branwen and Aiden are just right for each other! They help to balance each other out. I give BRING THE HEAT 5/5 STARS.

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- SPIDER’S TRAP BY JENNIFER ESTEP

spider's trap by jennifer estep

Book Description
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.…One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! THE SPIDER’S TRAP starts off after The Spider(Gin Blanco) defeats Mab Monroe’s daughter and becomes the New Queen of the Ashland Underworld. Gin is mediating a dispute on The Delta Queen between two of the city’s crime lords, who both want the coin laundries that Lorelei owns. In true Gin style she does not like listening to these two squabble about who should own them. All she wants to do is stab them. During this shouting match, she notices something different about the guy serving the champagne. She makes him nervous and he runs. She chases him down as he jumps overboard, just as she was to follow, she is shot at by a sniper. She goes back to the bucket to check and there is a bomb inside. She yells for everyone to get of the boat, and as time gets down to the wire, she jumps overboard. I loved this book!!! There is action from the very first chapter. The characters and story line are very well-developed. I love the character of Gin Blanco and all of her friends and family. They just help the story to flow and move along. I give THE SPIDER’S TRAP 5/5 STARS. I cannot wait until the next book in this series.

 

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BOOK REVIEW FOR”SERAPHIM” BY PHAEDRA WELDON

seraphim by phaedra weldon
Book Description
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
This time Zoë’s working for the Seraphim, and the benefits are life or death.

A forgotten message reveals the location of a Faerie relic, an instrument forged in the infamous Bulwark, the very same relic the Phantasm employed Zoë to find in locating the missing Detective Joe Halloran. But in order to save him, Zoë must beat the clock to find the Grimoire’s missing sections for the Seraphim. But will she succeed when she finds herself once again pitted against the Revenant Coterie, the Society of Ishmael and the grand-children of Echidna?

 

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SERAPHIM starts right after the events of the last book DOMINION and Zoe is accused of killing Manuel and eating his heart.  She has to find a wand, the slat na rÍghe, a dowsing rod. This is to help her locate the lost pages of the Grimoire’s for the Seraphim. She is also is being accused of killing Joe Halloran, because he has been missing for a few weeks. Her Uncle Domas is behind Joe Halloran disappearing.  SERAPHIM has non-stop action that will have you on the edge of your seat. It also had one unexpected doozy of an ending. I love the ZOË MARTINIQUE  series, that I cannot wait until the next installment. I give SERAPHIM 4/5 stars. I would have given it 5 stars, but it did have some proofreading errors that were missed. This made the flow of the story a little bumpy, but all-in-all a great story.

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SHAMAN RISES BY C.E. MURPHY

Shaman Rises takes you on a wild ride.

I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Book Description Publication Date: July 1, 2014 Joanne Walker has two choices: Defeat the enemy…or lose her soul trying For over a year, Joanne has been fighting the Master—the world’s most abiding evil entity. She’s sacrificed family, friendships, even watched potential futures fade away…and now the Master is bringing the final battle to Joanne’s beloved Seattle. Lives will be lost as the repercussions of all Joanne’s final transformation into her full Shamanic abilities come to her doorstep. Before the end, she’ll mourn, rejoice—and surrender everything for the hope of the world’s survival. She’ll be a warrior and a healer. Because she is finally a Shaman Rising. “The twists and turns will have readers shaking their heads while devouring the next page.” —USA TODAY on Raven Calls

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C.E. Murphy  does it again with SHAMAN RISES. She takes you on  wild ride that leaves you gasping and wondering what the next page will reveal. This book has non-stop action, with a well-developed story line and character development. Joanne  is a SHAMAN RISING coming into her own finally getting a grip on his SHAMAN gig. When she thinks that she has no more to give, she finds that one little spark that gives her the reason to defeat the bad guy. We start out with Gary calling Jo(Joanne) and telling her that his wife Annie is not dead, but very much alive. He also needs her help in keeping her alive and out of THE MASTER’S hands. When she gets to Seattle and meets Gary in Annie’s hospital room, she has to reach Annie in her soul garden by spirit walking. When she gets there her garden is infused with this oily black goo, which is THE MASTER trying to get to her. Jo locates her wrapped in a cocoon with a vortex above her trying to get to her. This is only the one of many fights that she has in trying to keep THE MASTER from taking over the body of the one’s she loves.  SHAMAN RISES has passion, heartache and finally love, but what will defeat the THE MASTER. Well, pick-up your copy of SHAMAN RISES in paperback or e-book. You will be glad you did. I give SHAMAN RISES 5/5 stars.  I HATE TO SEE THIS SERIES ENDING,BUT I CAN ALWAYS READ IT OVER AND OVER. I RECOMMEND SHAMAN RISES BY C.E. MURPHY TO EVERYONE.ALSO IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THE OTHERS, I URGE YOU TO READ THEM. URBAN SHAMAN IS A GREAT START TO THE SERIES. HERE ARE THE BOOKS IN ORDER:

BOOK 1

  BOOK 2
            Book 3 Book 4 Book 5

Book 6 Book 7 Book 8

 

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BOOK REVIEW “RIDING HIGH” BY VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON

RIDING HIGH BY VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON

Book Description

June 1, 2014

Saddle up!

There ain’t a rider that can’t be thrown. And large-animal veterinarian Regan O’Connelli was thrown hard when he discovered his fiancée with his best friend. Now he’s starting his life over at the Last Chance Ranch, run by the tightly knit Chance clan. But damned if his libido hasn’t perked up over the spirited redhead who looks a lot like trouble….

Lily King is the queen of anti-structure. Turns out, that makes running a horse sanctuary a challenge. Regan’s help is exactly what Lily needs—not to mention the seriously sexy sparks that are flying between them. Now she just has to convince this fallen cowboy to dust himself off and get back in the saddle…and into her bed!

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

RIDING HIGH is a fun, fast, sexy read. I always enjoy a Vicki Lewis Thompson novel.  Lily King is way over her head with her horse sanctuary. She has taken in more than she can handle. When Regan O’Connelli points it out she knows he is right. When she meets him and he does not take off his sun glasses, she knows that is has been hurt and he is protecting himself. She knows that she does not want to be his rebound girl. When he moves in to help her with the horses so that she can adopt them out, things start to heat up.

Regan was hurt when he found his fiancée with his best friend, but being around Lily he has done a lot of soul-searching and has come to the fact that he really never was in love with his fiancée. So now he has to convince Lily that he is over his past and he wants her in his future permanently. When his best friend shows up and wants to talk to him, it could destroy his relationship. I really loved this book and give it 4/ 5 stars.

If you have not read any of Vicki Lewis Thompson, I urge you to do so. She is a great writer. Here are some of her other work.
Werewolf in Seattle: A Wild About You Novel
Werewolf in Alaska: A Wild About You Novel
Werewolf in Las Vegas: A Wild About You Novel
Wild at Heart
I Cross My Heart

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