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BOOK REVIEW- “FORGED IN FIRE” BY JULIETTE CROSS

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Book Description
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
She never knew this demon world existed. Now she just wants to survive it.

The Vessel Trilogy, Book 1

Genevieve Drake never needed a man to come to her rescue. Not until the night of her twentieth birthday, when some dude nearly chokes her to death in an alley behind a New Orleans Goth club. And a hot stranger splits the guy in half, rips a monster from inside, and incinerates it into ash.

The hunky rescuer? Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons, now her guardian, whether she likes it or not. But she’s seriously beginning to like it.

Her would-be murderer turns out to be only the first of many minions of the demon prince, Danté, who has all kinds of lascivious and sadistic plans. Which means when the formidably beautiful Jude offers his protection, Genevieve has no problem accepting it.

For Jude and his fellow demon hunters tell her she is a Vessel, one who is born to serve the Light, but can be corrupted into a weapon of darkness. And to survive, she must trust a man whose unearthly eyes promise heaven…but whose powers unleash hell.

Warning: Contains a dark and brooding demon hunter who harbors even darker secrets, a snarky heroine who’s being hunted by every demon in the underworld, and a sadistic demon prince with a fancy for violent sexual encounters.

 

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Gen is the Vessel, but she does not come into her powers until her twentieth birthday. Then she finds out that there really is demons and Angels. One demon called Danté wants to posses her and another high demon wants to kill her. When Jude interrupts a lower demon from killing her things start to heat up between them. Now Jude and Kat need to help Gen to control her powers so she can protect herself better.  FORGED IN FIRE has well-developed characters and storyline. I give FORGED IN FIRE 4/ 5 STARS. This is a great start for this series.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE- “SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS” BY JENNIFER ASHLEY

SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESSBook Description
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It’s never her fault, but newspapers love to write about the young woman from Scotland, and the much older duke she married, who died on their honeymoon. The duke left her with a large widow’s portion, now contested by his son, who kicks Rose out of the estate’s dower house and uses it to kennel his dogs.

Rose does not need to be found with a large, handsome Scot passed out at her feet, fueling gossips and giving her son-in-law more ammunition. The Scot is Steven McBride–a decorated soldier who is notorious for heavy gambling and womanizing during his leave time. Steven is happy to open his eyes and find the beautiful woman standing over him, and happy to help spirit her away. He comes up with a ruse to foil the journalists, but Rose will have to go along with his very scandalous proposal.

This is a fifteen-chapter, 47K word short book. Action occurs after A Mackenzie Family Christmas and before Rules for a Proper Governess.

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

SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS was a quick read, with well-developed characters and storyline. When Rose’s husband dies during their honeymoon, the newspapers seem to love writing about her. When she is seen with Steven McBride a decorative soldier, the newspapers come at full force. When he decides to give the papers something to chew on, like Rose and him are engaged, the papers lap it up like milk. After being in her company, he comes to care for her, and wants to make the ruse engagement real. How can he get her to understand he wants it to be forever. This was a very sweet read, and and I give it 5/5 stars.

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BOOK REVIEW – “FLAMING HOT” LYNN LAFLUER

flaming hot
Book Description
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Big and bold, strong and sexy, the firefighters of the Lanville, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department know how to turn up the heat. . .
Fiery

Sparks fly the moment Eve and Quade meet. Fear of heartbreak makes them wary but neither can deny the scorching waves of desire that leave them wanting so much more. . .

Flare

Paige wonders about Cort’s past but she can’t ignore the heat she feels inside every time he touches her. And things only get hotter when this sexy firefighter takes her to the heights of extreme carnal pleasure. . .

Flash

For years Kirk has kept a secret that not even his twin knows. But the arrival in town of a sexy newcomer turns up the heat and keeps the flames of passion burning all night long. . .

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

I don’t know what it was about this book, but I just could not finish it. I know this is an Erotica, but I have other Erotica novel, and they did not feel as every other page was sex. There is three stories in this book and I could not get through the second story. The first story was pretty good, but from there the next story I could not finish even by skimming over some of the story. Some might like this book, but it just was not for me. So, I give this book 1/ 5 stars. It just was not worth finishing.

 

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE- “NO LIMITS” BY LORI FOSTER

NO LIMITS BY LORI FOSTER
Book Description
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it….

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Cannon helped to save Yvette from thugs three years ago. He has wanted Yvette, but he thought she was too young. Now three years later he is going after what he wants. Yvette’s Grandfather has passed away and she goes back home to try and sell the pawn shop and house so Cannon can get back to his life. Cannon only wants one thing and that is Yvette. She might not know it, but he is going to make her his. There will be No Limits to what he will do to get her. When her ex-boyfriend shows up and starts to cause trouble, Cannon has to save her once again. Everything that has been happening is not all caused by her ex-boyfriend. Somebody else wants Yvette and Cannon gone. This was a sexy fun read. NO LIMITS  had a well-developed storyline and characters. I give this book 5/ 5 stars.

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE- “Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included) (Burnt Boot, Texas)” BY CAROLYN BROWN

cowboy boots for christmas by carolyn brown
Book Description
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
‘Tis the season for…
Feasting
Frolicking
And…Feuding?

All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet…
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O’Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that’s going to take a miracle…
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide…

Praise for The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby:
“Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

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

COWBOY BOOTS FOR CHRISTMAS is a heartwarming, sweet read. When Callie’s Nephew witnesses a murder she does not want to go into witness protection. She goes to her Army buddy’s ranch. She knows that they will be safe with Finn O’Donnell. Callie has always loved Finn, but while they were in the service they could not be together. Then Finn fell in love with someone. Now Finn is free and could there actually be a chance for them.  Finn finds out while Callie and her nephew are living with him that he is still in love with her. Plus they have to deal with a feud between two of Burnt Boot’s prominent families, which makes for some fun times. Also they adopt so many animals that show up on their doorstep, and take in three kids whose lives are being disrupted  during the holiday season. This is such an endearing read that will have you laughing with the characters in this book. It is so well written and the characters are very likeable. I give this book 5/5 stars. Carolyn Brown hits it out of the ballpark, and I cannot wait until the next book.

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