I was given this book by the author for an honest review
Life is good for MBI agent Frances Bishop, she’s an important member of the bureau. Then she got a phone call from her dad saying he needs her for a case back home, so she return home after she said she never to return. When the case gets crazy with a guys head basically exploded and magic lingering around but not able to pinpoint from where. Frances also has to worry about the 3 guys she ran from in the first place. This case goes from a normal mystery to the ultimate mystery. Sexual tension through the roof and 3 hot witches trying to keep their girl. Wow this book was amazing not gonna lie the title is what drew me in because I love a good mystery and homicide is right up my ally, I completely loved Frances and her fellas and I’m so ready for the next book.
Albany lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her high school sweetheart. She spends most of her time juggling her four children’s extracurricular activities, with her nose stuck in a book. When not reading you can find her writing her very own book boyfriends. Albany’s passion is writing romance with real characters that are far from perfect, but always seem to find their own happily ever afters
After living through the horrors an evil demigod cast on humanity, Gwen is left with nothing to fight for. Peace may be great for mortals, but as a guardian, she is used to battling and blood. With all of her brethren now mated, it has left her adrift and alone in this new world. Her only excitement is bouncing at Roxie’s bar. That is until her visions show her the one thing she thought she would never see.
Kian, son of… Well, he isn’t really sure who he is anymore. His mother, Goddess of Destruction, has lied to him his entire life. Stories of his true father have been whispered in his ear and now he is hellbent on uncovering the truth. When he steps into another dimension, he discovers the true depths of deception, but before he can learn who he really is, the demigod is tossed into Khedeus’ prison simply for the crime of being born.
Pushed together by a vengeful God, Gwen knows the moment she lays eyes on Kian he belongs to her. The demigod is wary and with good reason. To him, she is nothing more than another lie, but fate has plans for them both. The world is once again in danger, but this battle isn’t hers. To save her mate, she will pay the ultimate price.
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
Gwen and Kian…such a great story. Kian is a Demigod who is pretty much just done with secrets. Gwen is a Guardian who had been fighting her whole life. She is tasked with finding the son of someone who ends up being her mate!! SAY WHAT. She had given up on finding her mate so yeah shocker!!!!
Kian is not about to trust anyone given who his whole life of circumstance. I mean he is manipulated, and pretty much just told flat out lies. He doesn’t know who his dad is thanks to mommy dearest. So when Gwen says they are mates he is less then thrilled at the news. Plus can he trust this person since no one is every truthful about anything in regards to him.
This book is another great read in the series. I enjoy each book and can’t wait for more from this author.
Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.
When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and dog, in Northern IL.
A mafia romance about betrayal and faith by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.
“The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever.”—Ryan Bigge
I grew up knowing it would happen one day.
Believing that I would fall into my father’s footsteps and become a monster of my own making.
So I fought it.
And then one day… I destroyed.
And realized I loved the pain.
Obsessed over the feeling.
So I cut again and again and again.
She saw my rage, my madness, and tried to stop me from destroying myself, and I hated her for it, pushing her away past the point of no return.
Izzy Abandonato was supposed to be mine.
But there are some things people can never come back from. I hurt her, she hurt me, and now I’m living a lie. Telling the ones I love that I’m on one side when for years I’ve been forced to play both.
I’m not the hero.
I’m the villain.
And I may single-handedly bring down the Cosa Nostra—by default.
I, Maksim Sinacore, will have my vengeance.
I will win her back.
Even if it means I have to kill everyone in my path.
The pain masks the betrayal.
I never realized that one day—I’d be the very rat that I hated. That I was sent to kill. But once you’re deep in a lie—you’ll do anything to hide the truth.
She fell for the bad one.
She fell for the sinner.
So why does that make me smile?
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I do love this Mafia family. Izzy Abandonato and Maksim Sinacore have been perfect from the star. Both were more interested in their studies than in the family business. This book was great so many ups and downs. I even had a few tears in there too.
Izzy is a strong, independent and sassy woman but would we expect any less from a woman in this family. She loves Maks with all her being but he continues to break her heart time after time when he pushes her away and runs to other women. Most would give up and protect their own heart but not Izzy. She may try but she just cannot give up on Maks.
Maksim holds my heart. I have never had a story take me on a ride like this. Everything Maks did was for Izzy and his family. Always afraid to turn into a monster and he felt Izzy deserved better that what he was. He would show her he loved her and she meant something then he would push her away and find someone else to hurt her.
The love these two have for one another is spectacular. What Maksim was dealing with was heartbreaking and I love him probably as much as Izzy does. Izzy shows over and over that she is the perfect person to be with Maksim no matter what her dad does or says. With these too the saying could not be truer never judge a book by its cover. Sometimes you have to open in and dig in to truly find their beauty.
I have only read Mafia King in this series although there are a lot of characters in this book, I was still able to follow. I may have been able to clue in on some of the underlying things if I read the others but I don’t feel I missed out on the big things. I am only 3 books behind so I am sure I will be able to get caught up. I did enjoy Maksim and Issy’s story and cannot wait to jump into the others and see what went on to bring us to this point and then on to Broken Crown in a few months.
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs.
For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.
Relationship status – Very single, and I like it that way.
Looking for – Someone to make my ex-boyfriend jealous for the weekend.
Biggest regret – Rhys St. George
Hobbies – N/A
Name – Jace Dare
Age – 26
Relationship status – DTF
Looking for – a good time, not a long time
Biggest regret – kissing that hottie at the bar two weeks ago and letting him leave without getting his phone number
Hobbies – art, photography, dancing, hanging out with my friends
Callahan and Jace couldn’t be less compatible, but they’ve been set up for the weekend and there’s no going back. Callahan’s pride is on the line, his mouth is all over Jace, and they need to put in the performance of a lifetime if they’re going to make their very fake relationship look convincing. To sell the lie, Jace and Callahan reach an agreement: real attraction, pretend emotion. But when make believe turns into making love, the only people they’re fooling are themselves
When Callahan’s father died he end up with the family business and now has more shit on his plate then he ever wanted. Now he has to go to the unveiling of a new wing at his college to reveal the new wing named after his family. But his best friend Sebastian came up with a plan to have him bring a fake boyfriend to the event to make Callahan’s ex jealous not that he wanted him back. And Sebastian has the perfect guy in mind. Jace was your basic normal guy next door he loved photography lived with his best friend and hated asking his family for money when he was in a bind but his job at the local coffee shop helped a bit. After meeting up a a club and Sebastian ditching him Callahan doctor go to the bathroom before he left and in that line, he ran into a hot as hell guy who wanted to take him home. One kiss was all Callahan would allow him and wow what a kiss it was, it would be a kiss that neither one would forget and would be wondering if they would run into each other again. Wow this was a great read and the emotions really pulled you in from the beginning and wow was this book steamy so good ready for the next one.
Born and raised in Southern California, Kate Hawthorne woke up one day and realized she had stories worth sharing. Now existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate writes stories about complicated men in love that are sometimes dirty, but always sweet. She enjoys crafting hard-fought and well deserved happy endings with just the right amount of angst and kink.
From estate sale shopping to shoe worship, there’s something in at least one of her books that’ll tickle your fancy.
The tears in reality have put the gods and goddesses of Olympus on edge. Despite the stress his family is under, Apollo finds himself first in the arms of a mysterious jinn then a feisty Foirmir. While exploring the deep emotions he has for his new lovers, the tears begin to appear wheremortal now live and play, putting the innocent humans in danger of an alternate, deadly realm the Olympians and their loved ones have already experienced. He and his family race against the clock to find the source of the rends. But what will he do when he finds out that the one creating the trouble is closer to him than his own heart? What will the god of the sun sacrifice to keep the world as he knows, as well as the man and woman that he loves more than his own existence, safe?
The sun god Apollo is getting his chance at finding his forever he just didn’t know it would come in the form of a jinn or as we know them as genie. One night at a bar Apollo sees this stud Khalil who seems to know a lot about who he really is, which throws the god for a loop. After a hot and steamy night they two go their separate ways hoping to see each other again. With tears appearing out of nowhere the god all need to come together to try and save the world since they have know idea where they are coming from or who is making them appear. Apollo is love struck once again when he runs into a red head at the same bar he met Khalil but little did he know that Khalil would also be there and he would be taking them both home with him. But it’s the secret Khalil has that could tear these lovers apart and possibly the world. Wow this is a great book i love this series and each book get hotter and hotter and i cant wait to see who’s next in the series.
Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.
His intuition made him suave in both business and life. Unfortunately, his debonair style went out the window when an ethereal beauty slipped into his life. No woman had made him feel like a tongue-tied fifteen-year-old before.
Free-spirited Mia Hemlock didn’t live by others’ expectations. Yet her easy life was shaken by the arrogant and awkward, yet handsome, man. Not even her earth magic could ground her heart when she became consumed by the man.
Will they accept the goddess’s love match, or will they allow misunderstandings and greed to force them apart?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
This series has gotten better with each book, and I cannot wait to see then in the next series with Peter. The last book in the series I admit I was wondering about. Edward is quiet and we don’t know much about him at all. But after meeting Mia, I had to wonder where she would fall in the series or the next. I was happy to see she was the perfect fit for our brooding and awkward final Broderick brother.
Eddie (as his siblings call him) is a loner by choice and his family has always allowed him to get away with it. He loves that his siblings have all fallen in love and gotten mated, but he sure doesn’t think this is in the cards for him. He is a bit jealous, but he is making the best with what he feels he was dealt. When he is stumped by a gorgeous witch at his siters wedding he begins to question if the fates had finally tapped on his shoulder.
Mia can’t stop looking at the mysterious Broderick brother she hasn’t met. She can’t stop thinking about him but when he opens his mouth, he only seems to insert his foot. The couple have some growing pains and figuring out the other but when they DO, it’s a great chemistry. As t be expected there are a few miscommunications they have to figure out, but the story is fast, and I flew reading it. Also, can someone tell Peter to shut his wolfy mouth. Dude is seriously a buzz kill….lol
I loved the whole series and cannot wit for Peter to find some love in his series. Dude is LONELY!!!!
AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.
She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.
Pit Bulls are Sweet . . . and that’s no mystery!
(previously published as Pit Perfect in 2016)
When cougar-shifter Lily Mason moves to Moonrise, Missouri, she wishes for only three things from the town and its human population. . . to find a job, to find a place to live, and to live as a human, not a therianthrope.
Lily gets more than she bargains for when a rescue pit bull named Smooshie rescues her from an oncoming car, and it’s love at first sight. Thanks to Smooshie, Lily’s first two wishes are granted by Parker Knowles, the owner of the Pit Bull Rescue center, who offers her a job at the shelter and the room over his garage for rent.
Lily’s new life as an integrator is threatened when Smooshie finds Katherine Kapersky, the local church choir leader and head of the town council, dead in the field behind the rescue center. Unfortunately, there are more suspects than mourners for the elderly town leader. Can Lily keep her less-than-human status under wraps? Or will the killer, who has pulled off a nearly Pit Perfect murder, expose her to keep Lily and her dog from digging up the truth?
Fall in love with Lily Mason, the shifter who only wants to live as a human, and her pit bull Smooshie, a rescue dog who in the end may be the one doing the rescuing!
Pit Perfect Murder, Book 1 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is an exciting tale of mystery and suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. A clean read full of humor and small town charm.
Hello Pittie momma so of course I had to grab it. Then when I saw the main character Lily is a shifter….uhm paranormal are my jam so yessssss score score score!!
I will admit I am not a giant mystery reader but I loved the format and the comedy of the story, so it hit me in the right spot.
Lily has been surrounded by sadness her whole life. She leaves home to find a long-lost uncle she never knew existed. Uncle/Cousin Buzz wasn’t so keen on keeping his niece/cousin in town buuut they start to bond. If you wanna know the uncle/cousin and niece/cousin story line I guess you need to read the story.
Lily is wondering through town when a pit bull runs up and adopts her as her person. Lily also meets her new friend, Smooshies, owner and smitten is a word you could use. Parker is kind and gentle plus kinda hot for a human so when he is accused of murder……Lily can’t handle it and is off to use her paranormal powers to solve the case. No offense but she really was an awful person in live…old Katherine. *Growls*
I really enjoyed the who-done-it and getting to meet the characters in the town. I personally can’t wait to see Buzz settle down, but I really want to see Parker and Lily maybe *wiggles eyes* admit some feelings for one another. But Parker’s dad was also the best ever. Honestly other then the old bitty who died, I loved the town. LOL
USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.
When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)
She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.
There are no such things as witches, warlocks, vampires, and shapeshifters … or so we thought! Before everything changed three days ago, we would have agreed with you.
Three days ago, we didn’t have supernatural abilities we couldn’t explain.
Three days ago, we weren’t being hunted for these abilities.
Three days ago, we weren’t being rescued and recruited into a supernatural academy.
We were two strangers. Only two of our kind. What happens when other supernatural beings find out that we exist?
Genesis and Elysian are quantum entangled for a singular purpose. Their recruitment to the Legion of Supernatural Academy is unexpected but vital to the future of humanity. This unique series takes the world of supernatural academies to new heights with twisted tales, suspense-driven fantasy, and self-discovery.
A unique twist on the supernatural! It can be difficult to shake things up a bit when it comes to the supernatural community…but yay! These two did it! There are vampires, werewolves, witches, oh my! But when Elysian and Genesis, seemingly normal random college students start having weird things happen around them out of the blue, things start to get crazy! There is a lot of self-discoveries for both of them. They are strangers but connected. How exactly does that happen? Fate? What they find is very mind boggling but what happens to each one as a result is downright scary, but exciting. As they are learning about themselves, each other, and making new friends….the crazy starts to come out. These two have a very intense pull because of this unknown connection, but what they don’t know is if it is predesigned or not. This causes a lot of hesitation for them. The romance portion of this starts as a slow burn but then the fireworks happen….and get ready to fan yourself because it gets HAWT!!! In the midst of all of this, they have become targets because of their powers. This erupts in a hellacious fight. But wait, there’s more! About the time that you think things may calm down, the authors add in a lovely, twisted ploy at the end that keeps you needing more. There are some typos that threw me off some and I wish the big fight scene had more detail or was drawn out more, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the story. Overall, this was a great book and I look forward to reading about Imogen and Rhys and seeing what shenanigans they bring!
S.R. Watson: USA Today Bestselling Author, S. R. Watson, is a Texas native who currently resides in Washington with her children. She grew up reading the Sweet Valley series (Twins, High, & University) among others. Although she wrote countless stories during high school, she’d never published any of them. She continued her education and became an operating room registered nurse. The pursuit towards earning her degrees, meant less time for leisure reading and writing for a bit. After picking up reading again, starting with the Twilight series and 50 Shades Trilogy, she decided to pursue her passion for writing once again.
S. R. Watson (also writes as S. Reneé) published her first book in 2014. She is the author of the Forbidden Trilogy, The Object of His Desire, and the co-authored S.I.N. Trilogy. She co-authored Peppermint Mocha Love, R.L. Harmon (also writes as Ryan Stacks). The duo also collaborated on Unforbidden and Silas Part Two with more to come.
When S. R. Watson is not writing, or working as travel OR nurse, she loves to read and binge watch her favorite shows (Scandal, Elementary, Big Brother, etc.)
Ryan Stacks: USA Today Bestselling Author, Ryan Stacks, is a Walla Walla, WA native who currently reside in Utah with his wife Anna. Most would consider him a jack of all trades. His first love is wrestling and he’s wrestled his entire life. In addition to his talents on the mat, Ryan has many achievements. He’s a published international cover model and he released his first book, Peppermint Mocha Love with SR Watson in December 2017. For this novella, he debuted as both an author and cover photographer. Ryan Stacks has partnered with S.R. Watson to create many more stories that’ll take you for a ride.
When Ryan Stacks is not writing, he spends his time making fun TikToks, traveling, so being active with the youth in his community by coaching wrestling & helping in Young Life as a leader. In addition to his commitment to the community, Ryan has taken his fitness career to new highs as a men’s physique competitor – placing top 3 at the national level.
I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I LOVE GRETA!! She is the perfect grandma and so many people underestimate her. The trio have finally decided that they need to get off this island, but they did not expect what happened next. Another lifeboat with survivors lands on their tiny island, which puts a kink in their plan. Something just isn’t right. Greta, Winter, and Isaiah all have a bad feeling. Next thing you know chaos erupts and they are scrambling to survive once again. Nothing can stay chaotic forever…everything will look better in the morning. Riiiight. Oh I want talk about what happened and about the really bad things and the badassery that Greta is….ooooohhhhhh how I want to tell you all about it, but I can’t! I refuse to give it all away. What I am saying is that there is so much going on in this story, I literally read it in one sitting, I was consumed by it! I am on pins and needles waiting to read the 3rd installment. I need to know what happens next!
L.C. Mortimer likes zombies, shifters, and things that go bump in the night. When she’s not busy dreaming up her next story, Mortimer can be found dancing, traveling, or curled up with a cozy mystery.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I do enjoy when I see a new Red book shows up. This one is about the one and only Cowboy Master Anderson. I do enjoy reading about this happy go lucky fun-loving jokester. I never know what I’m going to get with Red is it going to be present time and see the character get his HEA or will we go back to the beginning to get a glimpse of what influenced them into the character they are today.
This story takes us back to Master Anderson and college days with Thane and Durov. Anderson loves with all his heart and projects his feelings. He is all about his family, no matter if it is his blood relative or the family he picked in Thane and Durov.
We get to see Master Anderson expand his talents and learn more about himself. He finds himself in a new situation with Thane and Durov away and the secret he is holding onto. Master Anderson dives into his studies after making a slight change to his major.
I love reading about his antics and to see some of his prank’s backfire is a hoot. I love that his family is so close and you can see where he gets his humor from. Just like when Thane visited the farm was memorable so was the time that Durov spent there. I may have teared up just a bit in a few of Durov interactions with Andersons family.
We get a sneak peek at the Submissive Training Center and the first meeting of Master Anderson and Tono. We are also introduced to a Dom, Dominus, that mentors Master Anderson and becomes someone that Anderson holds dear to his heart.
I enjoyed seeing the fun-loving side of Master Anderson but we get to see he is so much more in this book. He is determined knows what he wants and will do what ever it takes to get it done. He knows when he needs to step back and spend a little extra time with his family. We would all be lucky to have a Cowboy like Master Anderson as a brother.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“That’s the way of family. Whether by blood or by choice, when one suffers, we all suffer.” ~Master Anderson
“You know, son, you’re defined by the company you keep, and you have exceptional taste in friends.” ~Mr. Anderson … can I say this speaks to me the most my father used to tell me all the time when I was a teenager, “you are who you run with, so choose your friends wisely.”
USA Today Bestselling Author
Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her BDSM series, Brie’s Submission.
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