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PARANORMAL ROMANCE-“BLACK WIDOW” BY JENNIFER ESTEP

black widow by Jennifer Estep
Book Description
Release date: November 25, 2014 | Series: Elemental Assassin (Book 12)
Lethal, sexy, and always ready to protect her friends, Gin Blanco (a.k.a. the Spider) takes on the mysterious M.M. Monroe in book twelve of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.

There’s nothing worse than a cruel, cunning enemy with time to kill—and my murder to plan. With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull’s-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.

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Gin Blanco (a.k.a. The Spider) is attending functions in which her nemesis’ daughter M.M. Monroe is renaming parks and libraries in her Mom’s memory. Something just doesn’t seem to add up. Now Gin’s family and friends have their own troubles. Instead of trying to assassinate Gin M.M. Monroe will get her through the legal way. She goes after her family and friends by their business deals and their way of life. M.M. Monroe frames Gin for murder and has the Pork Pit closed for health violations. Gin is put in jail and later is in the “BULL PIN” where they pit the inmates against one another. Gin plans her escape and during her fight escapes. She runs to the Pork Pit for she knows she has a go bag with extra clothes, weapons and a burn phone. While she is in there she is surrounded by the police and M.M. Monroe. The only way for her to get away is if she makes it look like she died in  a fire.

Everyone is devastated thinking that THE SPIDER  is dead. People are leaving flowers as a memorial to her at the Pork Pit. Now Gin has to let her family and friends know that she is alive. They plot to take down M.M. Monroe by legal means, a good old Elemental duel. BLACK WIDOW is awesome and superbly written. Jennifer Estep does it again with another hit in The Elemental Assassin series. This book has well-developed characters and storyline. I could not put it down. I would go to bed and read and it would be 2am. I had to make myself put the book down and go to sleep. I give BLACK WIDOW 5/5 STARS.

  Jesse Alexander, #1 Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing Date Published: May 11,
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BOOK REVIEW – LIGHT MY FIRE BY G.A. AIKEN

light my fire
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Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Laugh-out-loud funny–I loved it!” —New York Times bestselling author Thea Harrison
The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me

“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.” –All Things Urban Fantasy

“Aiken aces another one.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

 

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LIGHT MY FIRE is another masterpiece by G.A. AIKEN, and a laugh out loud installment to the DRAGON KIN SERIES.  When Elina Shestakova is sent to assassinate the White Dragon Queen, Rhiannon the White, she just cannot do it. Celyn the Charming who is part of the Dragon Queen’s guard, is tasked with taking care of Shestakova, and puts her in jail. He then forgets her for eight months, when the Queen decides to use her to get an Alliance with Anne Atli ruler of all the tribes of the Outerplains tribes. Celyn the Charming is chosen to accompany Elina to the outerplains. This book will have you laughing out loud at inappropriate times, that will have people looking at you strangely. It has all the characters that we love, especially Annwyl the Bloody. The family that brawls, argues, and drinks together, stays together, even if they do not want to. I love this book and this series, and I give it 5/5 stars. If you have not read this series, I urge you to do so.

 

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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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PARANORMAL ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW “Taste of Darkness” BY KATIE REUS

Taste of Darkness by Katie Reus
Book Description
Publication Date: July 24, 2014
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus continues her paranormal romance “Darkness” series with … Taste of Darkness.

He spent more than a thousand years imprisoned in Hell…

Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but over a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream of during his years of agonizing loneliness. He may not have anything to offer her, but one thing he knows for sure: he’d die to keep her safe.

Only to fall into the heaven of her touch.

Victoria is a wolf shifter, healer of the Stavros pack. She’s seen a lot, but she’s never met anybody quite like Drake, the fiery, fascinating shifter who can blaze through the skies unseen by mere mortals. He’s lost, dangerous, and the last male she should fall in love with, but the more time she spends helping him navigate modern life, the deeper—and hotter—their connection becomes. She’s thrilled when they finally locate his family, but reuniting with his people plunges them both into unimaginable danger. It’s a race against the clock trying to figure out who wants them dead and who they can trust, especially when the threat is closer than they ever imagined.

Length: Full novel (88,000 words)
Author note: Can be read as a stand-alone novel.

Books in Darkness series:
Darkness Awakened, #1
Taste of Darkness, #2

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Drake was twelve or thirteen years old when he was sacrificed to open a Hell gate. Now fifteen hundred years later he does not know who sacrificed him, because when he came beck through the gate in New Orleans he cannot seem to remember anything from that time. The first time he saw Victoria he knew she was his mate, and he will make her his one day when he has the means to support her. Victoria is the healer in the Stavros pack, and she really likes Drake and wishes he would make some kind of move on her. When Drakes brother Conall and his sister Keelin show up, things go to hell when some unknown dragons show up and poison Victoria. Now they are taking Victoria to Dragon clan to a healer who can help Victoria with the poison. He doesn’t know who to trust now that he is surrounded by dragons he does not know. When Victoria and Keelin are kidnapped he finally remembers who sacrificed him all those years ago, and now he is going to use Keelin to open the gate once again.  TASTE OF DARKNESS was a great read, with action, romance and drama. I would recommend it to everyone. I give it 5/5 stars.

 

 

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SHIFTER ROMANCE – “LAID BEAR 2” BY MARINA MADDIX

LAID BEAR 2 BY MARINA MADDIX Book Description Publication Date: February 20, 2014 THE NOVEL-LENGTH STAND-ALONE SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLER LAID BEAR From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marina Maddix Curvy bear shifter Veronica Muir is ready for a new mate. It’s been six long and lonely years since her husband was killed, leaving her to raise rambunctious twin cubs on her own. And wouldn’t you know it, the first time she dips her toe into the dating world, she ends up falling head over heels in love…with a human. Marine biologist Jess Slade is still raw from his divorce when he spots Veronica’s online profile. Unable to resist her luscious curves, he takes a second chance on love by moving to her hometown of Kodiak, Alaska. But the one thing he doesn’t know about her might be the one thing he can’t get past. When a group of human-hating werebears called The Brotherhood threaten to tear them apart — quite literally — Jess and Veronica, with a little help from Max and Bethany, must decide where their loyalties lie and if their love is worth fighting for.

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LAID BEAR 2 is a great sequel to the first and a fantastic read. It has great character interactions and a well-developed  story line. It can read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading the first. Veronica Muir and Jess Slade met on an online dating site and grew to really like each other a lot.  Now Jess wants to meet face to face, but is he ready to learn her secret? Can he handle that she can shift into a bear? Well when their first date becomes hot and heavy, news is attacked by one of the BROTHERHOOD. She has to save him and turned into a bear in front of him. Apparently this is too much for him to take in and leaves, but he cannot get her out of his mind. I really loved this book and give it 5/5 stars, and recommend it to everyone.

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