Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Immortally Yours by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau #26)

Immortally Yours

My Rating:

Written by: Lyndsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #26
Print Length: 373 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1473221552
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Paranormal Romance




       


Irresistible chemistry and thrilling suspense combine in this electrifying new installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau series

One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen “Scotty” MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth’s a Rogue Hunter—a damn good one. She doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them.

Scotty has hesitated to claim Beth as his own. But one explosive kiss confirms what he’s long suspected: She’s his life mate. But Beth is tough, fearless, beautiful…and in immortal danger. Unless he wants to lose her forever, he’ll have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny as well as confront an enemy who’s terrifyingly close.
Immortally Yours (Argeneau #26)Immortally Yours by Lynsay Sands

When a series is still going strong when it is over 25 books in, you can’t help but admire the author’s writing ability and creativity. Sands has abundance in both and the Argeneau series displays them to the reader's delight.

Beth had a rough beginning so when the ancient “Scotty” comes to her rescue 100 years past, he felt it prudent to give her time to adjust to her new life before he claims her as his mate. 100 years later, Beth is an accomplished hunter in no need for rescuing. Just then Scotty returns and so does all her fantasies and dreams of the magnificent specimen of a man.

Scotty wants only the best for Beth but he doesn’t realize that his ideas make Beth feel he regrets the person she’s become.

Immortally Yours is fraught with miscommunications, sexual tensions, and profound suspense.

I received this ARC copy of Immortally Yours from Avon. This is my honest and voluntary review. Immortally Yours is set for publication September 26, 2017.


Dark Swan by Gena Showalter

Dark Swan

My Rating:

Written by: Gena Showalter
Print Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: September 25, 2017
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
ASIN: B071CTJYFV
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled (for those text to speech listeners out there, Audiobook is available)
Genre: Scifi Romance | Aliens

    
       


The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn’t disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero.

Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both.

She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

Dark Swan (Otherworld Assassin, #3)Dark Swan by Gena Showalter

It has been awhile since I’ve read an alien based story from Showalter and I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed these sexually charged encounters, uber alphas and their female counterparts that can kick but with even the super alphas out there.

Genetical experiments, the three sisters are now battling to find their way back to each other when Agent, Dallas Gutierrez is accidentally bonded with deadly, could be a foe.

This is a novella in length, but Showalter still manages to pack a punch. Dark Swan doses us in the sexual chemistry extreme and gives us enough depth filled plot to keep the reader invested.

I received this ARC copy of Dark Swan from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books - Pocket Star. This is my honest and voluntary review. Dark Swan is set for publication September 25, 2017.





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ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN
by Marie Harte
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Cheryl Bradshaw's Gone Daddy Gone Tour & #Giveaway

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Sloan Monroe Mysteries #7
by Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre: Crime Mystery, Thriller



From New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw:

A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe's life forever ...
On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance. Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind, whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?

*Can easily be read as a standalone!



A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe. In 2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same year, book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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Wrong by Jana Aston Blitz and #Giveway


Wrong
Jana Aston
Publication date: October 7th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.
Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.
But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?
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EXCERPT:
“Sophie, he’s going to be back for more. Trust me.”
I load a tray of cupcakes and slide them into the bakery case. “I don’t know, Everly. He’s really sophisticated and clearly lives a lifestyle a long ways from Cowbell Lane,” I say, referencing my grandparents’ home in Willow Grove.
“Bitch, please. The guy is pushing forty and you’re a hot co-ed with a brand-new tight, shiny pussy. He’ll be back.”
My eyes widen. “Everly, Jesus!”
“Just saying.” She holds her hands up in mock defense before breaking into a huge grin.
“You don’t really think he’s forty, do you?”
“He just turned thirty-six in August.”
“How do you know that?”
“Google.”
“You Googled him?”
“You didn’t?” Everly looks aghast.
“Uh, no.” Truthfully I thought about it, but I didn’t want to get any more invested in him than I already am.
“Well, look what the pussy dragged in.” Everly is smirking.
“Everly, that’s not the saying. It’s ‘cat.’ ‘Look what the cat dragged in.'”
“Oh, I think I’ve got the saying right. He’s here.”
My stomach explodes in nerves as I glance towards the door. Luke is here. I wondered if he’d stick to his normal Tuesday routine and stop here for coffee. I’ve figured out this Grind Me location is between his Rittenhouse Square condo and the student clinic, but it’s hardly the only route he could take or stop he could make.
My heart is beating so fast as I take him in. Is he going to speak to me or go back to just ordering coffee and leaving like he has the last several weeks?
He’s in a navy suit today, crisp white shirt and a silvery blue tie. And then my heart stops beating so fast. There’s a hand on his arm. I follow that hand to the redhead from Saturday night.


Author Bio:
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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Troubled by the Texan by Bree Verity (Perth Girls, #3)

Troubled by the Texan
by Bree Verity

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Perth Girls - Book 3
Publisher: Briony Vreedenburgh (September 16, 2017)
Publication Date: September 16, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 298 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
Desiree has never had it easy when it comes to love. Learning about betrayal at a young age from her father's constant affairs, she hasn't wanted any long-term relationships – she’s more of a get-in-and-get-out kind of girl. Until now.
Jack is handsome, charming and the father of one of her students. Desiree is drawn to him in ways she has never felt before, from their very first meeting.
Jack, an ex-pat Texan living in Western Australia, is still navigating the tricky road of single parenthood, but he's ready to love again. But Desiree is nothing like the women he usually goes for. Should he throw caution to the wind and go for it?
Just as things start to heat up, secrets from the past will threaten to tear them apart, even as the most tragic of circumstances pushes them together.
Can two people who are so very different ever really fall in love?

 
Troubled by the Texan by Bree Verity (Perth Girls, #3)

Troubled by the Texan (Perth Girls Book 3)For Desiree, romance was something she avoided like the plague. She grew up in a family where love and marriage brought only heartache. As a teacher, she has met many of her students’ parents, but none made an impression on her like Jack Duncan. Tall, handsome and a Texan in Australia, the single father had his hands full with his three children with little time to even think about dating, but he couldn’t forget his daughter’s teacher. The tattooed and pierced woman wasn’t really his usual type, but sometimes opposites attract, right?

After a tentative start, the chemistry begins to boil until both of their pasts threaten a severe case of lover's frostbite. Are either of them capable of looking beyond their own trust issues or self-protection?
TROUBLED BY THE TEXAN by Bree Verity is a sometimes sweet romance that proves that everyone is human and sometimes life requires a huge leap of faith, leaving the past where it belongs and accepting that no one is perfect, even if they are perfect for each other.

Ms. Verity’s characters are very flawed, very human and definitely react on the side of self-preservation, while not always a pretty thing, it felt very real. A quick read that stands on its own!

I received an ARC edition from Bree Verity!



Mary Burton's The Last Move Release #Giveaway

Title: The Last Move
Author: Mary Burton
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Summary

Catching monsters helps FBI agent Kate Hayden keep her nightmares at bay. Now an urgent call brings her back to San Antonio, the scene of her violent past. A brutal new murder shows hallmarks of a serial killer nicknamed the Samaritan. Tricky part is, Kate already caught him.

Either Kate made a deadly error, or she’s got a copycat on her hands. Paired with homicide detective Theo Mazur, she quickly realizes this murder is more twisted than it first appeared. Then a second body is found, the mode of death identical to a different case that Kate thought she’d put behind her.

Now Kate and Detective Mazur aren’t just working a homicide; the investigative pair is facing a formidable enemy who knows Kate intimately. While Mazur is personally trying to protect Kate, the closer they are drawn to the killer, the clearer it becomes that in this terrifying game, there is only one rule: don’t believe everything you see…

Exclusive Excerpt: THE LAST MOVE by Mary Burton

Mazur and Kate arrived at the Sanchez car dealership located in central San Antonio. The glittering glass-and-chrome showroom featured expensive luxury cars. A red Ferrari 488 Spider was parked beside a black Lamborghini Aventador. There were a few more name brands Kate recognized, but the others were unfamiliar.
“Impressive,” Mazur said as he ran his hand over the Lamborghini’s polished hood.
“I’m not really a car person.” Kate looked around the dealership, expecting a salesperson to appear. Their absence suggested news of Gloria’s death had reached the staff.
He moved around to the driver’s side of the car and peered into the window. “I bet you drive something compact and dependable. And I guess it’s white.”
“It’s silver,” she said.
“Were you walking on the wild side when you sprang for that color?”
He was teasing her again, and despite herself she smiled. “I like things plain and simple. Boring can be very refreshing.”
“When you bought the car, was it the demo on the lot or the loaner the dealership gave to people when their car needed servicing?”
“I negotiated a good deal.”
“I would expect no less. You rent or own the furniture in your apartment?”
“I own it.”
He opened the car door and slid behind the wheel. “Standard, practical furnishings. I’m guessing small compact television, no cable, and lots of books.” Reverently he palmed the gearshift. “Am I right?”
“Not too far from the truth.” It was one thing to profile someone else, quite another to have it done so well back at her. “In my defense, I’m never there. It doesn’t make sense to pay for cable.” She looked past the car to the office.
With a sigh, he got out of the car. “I’ve been a cop long enough to know, I need a home that’s separate and untouched by work. I had that in Chicago. It was a whole world that didn’t revolve around work. Family and friends.”
“And you gave it up for a town you’ve yet to commit yourself to.”
He moved toward the Ferrari. “Ever wondered what it would be like to drive one of these?”
She allowed his deflection to stand. “No. And if we’re playing guess-my-ride, I’d say your personal vehicle is American made. Dark. You keep the car clean and polished, but if you look on the undercarriage there’s some rust from the Chicago winters. I’d also say you don’t have subscription radio or personalized plates.”
He grinned, reminding her of a kid getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar. “Go on.”
“Your suit is older, but it’s a classic style and well maintained. You tie your tie in a Windsor knot because you like to look professional. Even your police-issue car isn’t the newest model, but again, it’s clean and your files organized.”
“I’m low man on the totem pole.”
“Agreed, but the car doesn’t bother you. I’d wager you like to watch classic football games. You wouldn’t leave Chicago for San Antonio if family didn’t matter. I’d also wager the divorce was not your idea.”
“Why do you say that?”
“A few times you’ve touched your ring finger as if you expected the band to be there.”
He laughed. “Pretty good. We could keep playing this game, but I’m afraid of what you’ll say. You must be a hit at parties.” He held up a finger before she could answer and grinned. “But I’m guessing you don’t go to parties. You’d rather spend your time alone reading with your three rental cats.”
She couldn’t resist a smile. “I listen to audiobooks while I run or hike. I don’t like being indoors.”
“Why’s that?”
“Don’t want to waste the sunshine.”
Some of his smile faded. “Because you spend too much time in the dark hunting monsters?”
“They’re real.”
“Yes, they are.”
Author Biography

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Mary Burton is the highly praised author of twenty-eight published romance and suspense novels and five novellas. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three miniature dachshunds.

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Catherine Bybee's Fool Me Once Promo & #Giveaway

Title: Fool Me Once
Author: Catherine Bybee
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: First Wives, #1

Summary

Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early—and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcĂ©es on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it—all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement…until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.

But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he’s taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it’s Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family…and of love.



Exclusive Excerpt: Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee

“Don’t look.”

Funny how when someone tells you not to look, that’s exactly what you want to do. Lori found her eyes drifting from the spinning ball on the roulette table.

Shannon elbowed her gently.

Lori snapped her attention away from the table.

“He cannot take his eyes off you.”

“Who?”

The croupier called out the number, placed his marker on the board, and paid out the winners. Sadly, Lori wasn’t one of them.

She took the moment to pick up her drink and briefly scan the room.

Sure enough, Mr. Single stood on the opposing side of the craps table, watching her.

Instead of pretending she didn’t notice him, she lifted her glass in salute and smiled. It felt good to flirt, even though it was against her better judgment.

His answering grin was mixed with mischief.

“That’s the guy you were telling us about, isn’t it?” Shannon asked.

“Sure is.”

“Wow, he is something to look at.”

Lori hummed.

“Needs a haircut, though.”

Lori broke eye contact with him and turned to Shannon. “I know, right?” She set her chips on the table and stood back.

“Place your bets,” the croupier told them. Shannon leaned across Lori to reach the higher numbers.

When Lori looked back up, Mr. Single was gone. A hair of disappointment wiggled up her spine.

“Thirty-one black.”

Shannon high-fived Lori. “Whoop, whoop!” Her five-dollar chip sat on the line between thirty-one and twenty-eight.

“Next round is on you,” Lori teased.

Shannon collected her money and generously placed her bets. She glanced up. “Where did he go?”

“Who knows?” Lori looked at her hand of dwindling chips, promising to walk away if she didn’t win on the next turn of the table. Just then her skin prickled and her palms started to itch.

“Red.” His voice came from behind her, his lips close to her ear.

She forced herself not to smile. “You’re sure?” she asked.

The croupier spun the wheel and released the ball.

“Forty-eight percent sure.”

She looked up and down the table, remembered the green zero and double zeros. She put twenty on red and scattered another twenty bucks on various red numbers.

“No more bets.”

The ball started to bounce.

Lori held her breath.

“Fourteen, red.”

“Okay, then. I guess I owe you a drink,” Lori said as she peeked over her shoulder to find Mr. Single staring.

“Hello.” Shannon peered from Lori’s other side.

“Hello,” he replied, then narrowed his eyes. “Aren’t you—”

Lori panicked and lifted a finger to his lips as if she had a right.

His amused eyes widened as he reached to touch her hand.

“My friend is on vacation.” Lori hoped her words kept him from bringing unwanted attention to Shannon. “Far away from home.”

His eyes told her he understood. With a tiny squeeze of her hand, he let her go.

Shannon tilted her head. “Thank you. Do you have a name other than Mr. Single?”

“You’ve been talking about me.”

Lori felt like she was sixteen years old, caught talking about the new kid in school. She tried to hide her embarrassment.

He reached across Lori. “I’m Reed.”

“Nice to meet you, Reed. This is my friend Lori.”

“Lori.” It sounded as if he was testing her name with the weight of the sigh he used when saying it.

The heat on her neck felt unnatural.

“Now that we have the names straight, what should I bet on now?”

The ball was already rolling.

“Let it ride on red.”

“I never let it ride.”

He stopped her hand from pulling her chips away. His lips moved close to her ear again. “What are you worried about, losing Sugar Daddy’s money?”

Before she could pull the chips off the table, the croupier waved a hand over the table, indicating she’d lost her opportunity to back out.

“Twenty-seven, red.”

She sighed, and once she’d been paid out, she removed her chips. Not that she worried about losing forty dollars. Hell, she was down two hundred and she’d only been in the casino for forty minutes. Gambling in general was outside her control spectrum. A little bit was fine, exciting even … but if any real money was involved, she’d probably break out in hives before the ball settled on a number.

“No guts to do it again?” Reed asked.

She pointed to the table. “Where’s your bet?”

“TouchĂ©.” He removed his wallet, placed a hundred-dollar bill on red.

The croupier made quick work of removing the cash and replacing it with several green chips.

Less than a minute later, twenty-one, red was called.

Lori stood back to watch, her hands tightening in on themselves with each rotation of the ball.

All she noticed was the color when the ball dropped.

Red.

Reed let it ride.

“You’re nuts,” she whispered.

Lori wasn’t sure if his reckless gambling was because of his cocky self-assuredness or if he was just a man using his money to flirt with her. Either one was slightly flattering.

Four spins later, Reed was up sixteen hundred dollars. Only then did he pull off the hundred dollars he started with.

“You’re going to leave it there?”

He shrugged with a grin.

The other players at the table were watching. Others were putting their money on black, muttering his luck was about to run out. Lori held her breath, the ball bounced. “Twelve, red.”

Even Shannon was speechless.

Lori was sweating, and it wasn’t her money.

“You’re not a gambler,” he observed.

She looked up to find his eyes laughing at her.


“Apparently not.” 


“Sir?” the croupier caught Reed’s attention.

He smirked like it was a natural thing for him to leave three grand on the table riding on a color. “Leave it,” Reed told him.



Author Biography

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written twenty-seven books that have collectively sold more than three million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, the Most Likely To series, and the First Wives series.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

McCall & Company: Swollen Identity by Rich Leder

McCall Company: Swollen Identity
by Rich Leder

My rating: 5 stars

Series: McCall & Company - Book 2
Publisher: Laugh Riot Press (September 7, 2014)
Publication Date: September 7, 2014
Genre: Humorous Suspense | Satire
Print Length: 392 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Beautiful Billionaire Socialite
Cold-Blooded Corporate Assassin
McCall Company Back In Business


Before Kate McCall ends up in jail or on the wrong side of a murder, she promises the police—and her assistant DA son—that she’s all done cracking cases in the Big Apple. But when the CEO of Superior Press shows up dead in exactly the way Kate’s father was killed and beautiful socialite Brooke Barrington claims someone has stolen her identity, all bets are off. Call the House of Emotional Tics. Cue the Schmidt and Parker Players...


McCall Company is back in business.


Which means evil twins, international counterfeiters, and Kate being arrested (again!), this time for impersonating a hooker.


Can Kate recover Barrington’s identity, survive the Bulgarian mob, and finally find her father’s killer?


If the truth serum kicks in before she starts stripping, she’ll have half a chance.
  

 
McCall Company: Swollen Identity by Rich Leder

McCall  Company: Swollen IdentityDo you like great reading that is:
1. Fun, fast and furious
2. Over-the-top funny, quirky and filled with great wit
3. Has a dark and dangerous side and even a sprinkling of some profoundly touching moments?

Welcome to the world of Rich Leder and Kate McCall, actress by profession, Private Investigator by inheritance. This time out, Kate gets a double barreled load of trouble of the deadly nature when she is hired to discover who is stealing a wealthy heiress’ identity and a few billion dollars, give or take. Kate had no idea what she was getting herself into when she took that retainer, but hey, paying customers are few and far between and she gave up her dog walking job for this! Little did she know she would be tag-teamed by a set of identical twins with a severe case of greed.

Meanwhile, Kate is still determined to find her father’s murderer, even if it gets her arrested for being a call girl, accused of another murder and almost a corpse herself. Our Kate is nothing, if not a trouble magnet with a knack for thinking her way out sticky situations with the help of her quirky neighbors! Her over-starched son may even finally recognize his mother’s ability as a PI, or not.

When her life is almost forfeit again as she uncovers an international counterfeiting ring, she finds that following the money, real or fake can be a deadly proposition, but it may lead her one step closer to solving the case dearest to her heart.

McCALL & COMPANY: SWOLLEN IDENTITY is like riding the Tilt-A-Whirl after a margarita or two, laugh out loud funny with dizzying twists and turns, all done at a high-velocity pace! Rich Leder has brought back the entire crew, and they are in rare form, once again, although I have to say, Fu is my fav! He may not talk much, but he packs a mean wallop just when Kate needs him most.

Prepare for sores laugh muscles after reading this tale, but don’t be surprised to realize that this is also one of a mystery read that leaves that final twist at the end completely hidden! My only regret: I have but 5 stars to give this entertainment bliss!

I received this copy from Rich Leder!



Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre (Tribal Spirits, #1)

Forged Alliances
by Katherine McIntyre

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Tribal Spirits - Book 1
Expected Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sierra Kanoska fought hard for her position as wolf alpha of the Red Rock pack, and intruders in her territory receive the full brunt of what her claws, fangs, and smarts can accomplish. So when Dax Williams, de facto alpha of the Silver Springs pack, pays an unwelcome visit, Sierra’s ready to toss him out. However, the man's in a tough spot. The pack elders sabotaged his fight for alpha against his brother, driving him from his lands. Sierra hates underhanded moves like that, so she agrees on an alliance.

As they work together, she witnesses an alpha who wants to do right by his pack, not just the cocky wiseass she first met. Their growing attraction blazes hot, but the moment she and Dax lock lips, a mating bond emerges. Sierra sure as hell isn’t ready to share that intimate connection with a stranger, and the thought of forever sends Dax running.

Before they can talk, the Tribe commanding the East Coast shifters arrives to settle the dispute. Dax and his brother's punishment for their pack's civil war is a free-for-all on their lands. Not only does he have to defeat his brother, but any challenger in the region. Despite Dax and Sierra’s initial resistance, his wily charm relaxes her control-freak tendencies while her steadfast support bolsters his strength. Yet every new opponent places their newfound relationship under siege—one misstep, one wrong blow in the ring, and Dax could leave in a bodybag.

 
Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre (Tribal Spirits, #1) 

Forged AlliancesSierra Kanoska earned her place as alpha of the Red Rock pack. She is tough, doesn’t back down and will stop at nothing to protect her territory and her pack. She had no idea the night Dax Williams, sauntered into her bar that the world she has ruled with an iron fist was about turn into a world of danger and challenge, for both her shifters and her heart.

Dax needs help and asking for it from anyone isn’t an easy thing for an alpha mountain lion to do. Since the death of his father, the Silver Springs pack has been divided between following his brother or following him as their alpha. What Dax needs from Sierra is the strength of another alpha and her pack to right the injustice that has been done and reunite his own fractured pack. Of course, his cocky attitude and those alpha pheromones aren’t helping him make his case, but the truth in his words lights a fire in Sierra, a fire that runs straight to her wolf and her heart.

Flat out, Sierra is a control freak and this cat with his feline attitude raises her hackles almost as much as the terrifying fact that they may be more than temporary allies in a deadly feud that must play out. Is sierra just what Dax needs to push him just enough to regain his pack and his own sense of self-worth?

FORGED ALLIANCES by Katherine McIntyre is a steamy, yet action-packed start to a new series that promises to introduce us to new shifters, new problems in the shifter world and tons of attitude and, of course, sizzling animal attraction! For me, Sierra stole the show with her hard as nails attitude that hid her vulnerability. This shifter has guts to spare and a temper that runs hot! The tension runs high throughout this tale, as the action bounces from scene to scene, never relying on only one aspect to carry this tale along!

I received an ARC edition from Katherine McIntyre!

Rook by J.C. Andrijeski Blog Tour


Rook
J.C. Andrijeski
(Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1)
Publication date: April 22nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction
From USA TODAY bestselling author, a psychic warfare alternative history set in a gritty version of Earth. Contains strong romantic elements – a book in the Bridge & Sword World. Apocalyptic. Psychic Romance.
“You are the Bridge…”
Allie Taylor lives in a world populated by seers, a second race discovered on Earth at the beginning of the 20th Century. Psychic, hyper-sexual and enslaved by governments, corporations and wealthy humans, seers are an exotic fascination to Allie, but one she knows she’ll likely never encounter, given how rich you have to be to get near one.
Then a strange man shows up at her work –– then another –– and pretty soon Allie finds herself on the run from the law, labeled a terrorist and in the middle of a race war she didn’t even know existed. Yanked out of her life by the mysterious and uncommunicative Revik, Allie discovers her blood may not be as “human” as she always thought, and the world of seers might not be quite as distant as she always imagined.
When Revik tells her she’s the Bridge, a mystical being meant to usher in the evolution of humanity––or possibly its extinction––Allie must choose between the race that raised her and the one where she might truly belong.


Author Bio:
JC Andrijeski is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes paranormal mysteries and apocalyptic fiction, often with a sexy, romantic and metaphysical bent. JC has a background in journalism, history and politics, and loves martial arts, yoga, meditation, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, painting… and of course reading and writing. She grew up in the Bay Area of California, but travels extensively and has lived abroad in Europe, Australia and Asia, and from coast to coast in the continental United States. She currently lives and writes full-time in Bangkok, Thailand.
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